Game 22, 2021

Padres at Dodgers, 4:00 PM PDT, ESPN

RHP Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA), who threw a no-hitter on April 9, goes to the mound for the Padres. He’ll face the Dodgers RHP Dustin May (1-1, 2.93 ERA).

Today in Dodgers history:

  • 1937 Cliff Melton becomes the first rookie to fan at least 10 batters in his major league debut, finishing with 13 strikeouts in a complete-game loss to the Braves at the Polo Grounds. The 25 year-old southpaw, who loses the 3-1 contest due to the poor defense of the Giants in the ninth inning, will hold the rookie record for K’s in his debut until Dodger freshman Karl Spooner whiffs 15 batters in his first major league start in 1954.
  • 1958 In front of 60,635 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Dodgers, who beat St. Louis, 5-2, set a National League record for the largest crowd to attend a night game during the regular season. The mark will be broken next season when 61,552 fans show up on Opening Night at the Coliseum to watch their team defeat the Redbirds again.
  • 1967 Jim Lefebvre commits three errors in the fourth frame, paving the way for the Braves’ 7-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles third baseman commits a fourth error, booting Hank Aaron’s grounder in the top of the ninth inning.
  • 1975 LA hurler Andy Messersmith strokes three doubles at Candlestick Park. The trio of two-baggers contributes to the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory over San Francisco with the right-hander scoring two runs and driving in another en route to his victory.
  • 1976 During the fourth inning of the game being played at Dodger Stadium, Rick Monday becomes a national hero when he takes away an American Flag about to be set on fire by the two trespassers (a father and son) in the outfield. The Cubs’ 30 year-old fly chaser, who served six years in the Marine Reserves, will be presented the flag a month later in a pregame ceremony at Wrigley Field by L.A. executive Al Campanis as a gesture of patriotic thanks.

  • 1995 The 257-day strike ends when the Dodgers beat the Marlins 8-7. The work stoppage caused last season to end early, forced the cancellation of the World Series, and delayed the opening of this season.


272 thoughts on “Game 22, 2021

  1. Walking the dog helps a bit. Dodgers have a depleted lineup, but that will change soon.

  2. Just watched the trailer for In The Heights. That puts a smile on the face for sure.

  3. I honestly think it is good for the Dodgers to get hit in the mouth early in the season. The team will wake up a bit and start playing better baseball as the summer goes along.

  4. i’m glad I didn’t watch and instead kept track on gameday. Having only Four on the bench hurt.

  5. Six of the seven games between them with tying or winning run coming to the plate in the last inning.

  6. On the good side, we are through the toughest part of the lineup and not behind, right?

  7. Well we are beating ourselves. We had so many chances earlier to score even more and now the pitching collapses.

  8. Looks like the dodger throats are getting a little tight now, especially those of the hurlers.

  9. Joining you after an afternoon of my three-year-old granddaughter and family. We had the game in the iPad but things are looking up! Go Dodgers!

      • He had five triples in 2016. That was his only season with more than one. This was his first this year.

  10. Musgrove got out of that cheaply in terms of runs. But over 30 pitches thrown that inning for sure.

  11. Personal update:
    I had a rough week last week, as I had 2 more surgeries for my second detached retina condition this year. Between surgeries on Tues and Fri, I also got my first shot of vaccine on Wed – which led to a few days of feeling feverish and very tired.

  12. Not surprised that Raley fanned. Hope to be surprised by Barnes bringing in a run.

  13. With the Giants having won today, this qualifies as a somewhat important early-season game. If we beat the Padres, we would lead the Giants by 2 and San Diego by 5. If we lose, the leads are 1 and 3, respectively.

  14. Bumgarner pitched a “no-hitter” for Arizona at Atlanta in the second game of a DH today. But it doesn’t count as an official no-hitter because it was only a 7-inning game. All doubleheaders are a pair of 7-inning games this season. Arizona won 7-0 after winning the first game 5-0 on Gallen’s one-hitter. He lost his “no-hit” bid on a Freddie Freeman single with one out in the 6th inning.

      • No argument from me. MLB should not have 7-inning games. Leave those to the PCL and California League and other minor leagues.

        • For this season alone, I can live with seven-inning doubleheader games, but the runner on second is a true abomination.

        • In terms of all the weird baseball things recently, for me the weirdest is an 8 (or 9) inning extra-inning game!!!

          • High school teams around here play 7-inning games. I went to one last week that went 8 innings. That’s fine for high schools.

  15. Not exactly looking forward to the Sunday Night Blackout. I will be relying on Gameday, Jaime Jarrín, and y’all.