Game 21, 2021

Padres at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, MLBN, SPNLA

LHP Blake Snell (0-0, 4.11 ERA) goes for the Padres and RHP Trevor Bauer (2-0, 2.42 ERA) starts for the Dodgers.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 At the Los Angeles Coliseum, Gene Fodge picks up his only major league victory when the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 15-2. Outfielder Lee Walls carries the day with three homers and eight RBIs.
  • 1962 Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax ties his major league record, a mark he shares with Bob Feller, when he strikes out 18 batters in a nine-inning contest during the team’s 10-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 1938, nineteen year-old right-hander Bob Feller established the record, whiffing 18 batters in the Indians’ 4-1 loss to the Tigers at Cleveland Stadium.
  • 1965 Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as a manager when his Amazin’ Mets score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 7-6. The ‘Old Perfessor’, who served as the skipper for the Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees, won more than a third of his games (1,149) during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers.
  • 1998 Dodger backstop Mike Piazza ties a major league record, hitting his third grand slam of the month. The blast highlights a nine-run second inning which leads Los Angeles to a 12-4 victory over the visiting Cubs.

Also, in 2003 Chase Utley gets his first major league hit, blasting a third inning grand slam off Rockies starter Dennis Cook. The rookie second baseman’s big fly to right field contributes to the Phillies’ 9-1 victory at Veterans Stadium.


136 thoughts on “Game 21, 2021

  1. So Bauer is getting Machado out but now Tatis is the pest. Although he’s been one for all our pitchers I guess.

  2. Sent to me from a friend who is a Giants fan: The Dodgers have 23 hits over their last 6 games, their fewest hits in a 6-game span since September of 1909.

          • Thinking it over, I think that a lot of my preference is that radio forces a certain cadence on the broadcast. TV allows a lot of fluff since they can chat over the action since you can just see it. The genius of Vin was that even when on TV, he kept up a radio cadence, which I find comforting.

          • My true preference would be for Tim Neverett to be the main radio voice. Solo would be best, but if you must team him up, could I ask for the return of Jerry Reuss?

        • Haven’t heard them often but Steiner is fine if you can’t see the action. Monday can get into rants based on the good old days.

  3. Gnew Gnat Gregory Santos gives up three runs with nobody out in the ninth, and SF loses 5-2.

  4. It is rather stunning to me that Tatis had to totally change the way his follow through works, and that change seems to have juiced his swing immediately.

  5. Can Tatis just go away please?!?!?! I mean, that was a great pitch! How the heck did he hit that out?

  6. That was really irritating after two on and nobody out. Rookie mistake after a rookie at bat.

  7. When we lost Pederson and Kiké we lost a big, goofy, lovable personality in the first case and a happy, boyish, versatile player in the second case. Who on this team combines the traits of those personalities?

  8. Second trip through the lineup for Snell. His numbers go way up on the second trip.

  9. The Padres are having very Dodger-like at-bats (when we were both patient and able to hit the ball, I mean).

  10. With a dish of roasted pistachios and a glass of Albariño, I am ready for action.