Game 23, 2021

Reds at Dodgers, 7:00 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Ohio, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The visiting Reds send RHP Tyler Mahle (1-1, 1.74) to the Dodger Stadium mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urías (3-0, 2.81 ERA). Mahle has given up just nine hits and nine walks in the 20 2/3 innings he’s pitched thus far this young season. Three of Urías’s four outings this season have been excellent; overall he’s given up nine runs on 20 hits with 26 Ks and only four walks in 25 2/3 innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2001 After two and a half years in the post, Kevin Malone resigns as the general manager of the Dodgers. Despite having the league’s largest payroll, Los Angeles has failed to make the playoffs during his tenure.
  • 2008 Brad Penny’s 96-mph fastball is missed by Dodger batterymate Russell Martin and knocks out umpire Kerwin Danley. After the players are asked to leave the field, the home plate arbiter, who lost consciousness briefly, is placed on a stretcher and leaves the Dodgers-Rockies game in an ambulance.
  • 2008 “We can’t tell you to survive the storms of life, we can tell you to dance in the rain, and you can do it. You really can do it. Very difficult, but possible.” – VIN SCULLY, delivering the commencement address at Pepperdine University. (Take note of the graduates’ headgear.)

    Vin Scully receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, the institution’s highest honor. The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster delivers a stirring commencement address to the 2008 Class of Seaver College, telling the graduates that achieving dreams may be “very difficult, but possible”.

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159 thoughts on “Game 23, 2021

  1. Tonight was supposed to be the feel good snap back game after last night. Not nightmare part 2.

    • I thought that it was supposed to be a sure let down after the intensity of the previous four?

  2. In every plate appearance over the last two games, Muncy has either walked (7), struck out (3) or been hit by a pitch (1).

  3. Well, we got the leadoff man on. That’s a start. And the potential tying run is at the plate.

  4. Funny thing about Jansen. When he pitches angry, I’m usually happy. When he doesn’t, I’m usually angry.

    • Bravo with that comment! Please turn that into a limerick, or better yet a haiku.

      • Jansen angry – good.
        Jansen not angry – not good.
        Baseball – life – not fair.

        • There once was a pitcher called Jansen
          Who when angry was grand, son
          But when he was fair
          The hitters did dare
          And hit him better and often

          • Welcome to our new commenting format. Nothing but Haiku’s from herd on out.

  5. I wonder how often in his career Jansen has entered a game with a runner on base.

  6. I hate the extra-inning rule and, on consecutive we get one of the slowest baserunners in the bottom of the tenth.

  7. Mookie now needs to steal second and score on a Seager hit, although an SB would probably take the bat out of Seager’s hands.

  8. I wonder if we lead MLB in hit batters. In some games lately it seems we have more of those than actual hits.

  9. I had really wanted Santana to pitch after Nelson last night. He has been nails in extra long extra inning games.

  10. The Giants beat the Rockies, 12-0. If we lose, we’re tied with WBBsAs’ favorite team for first.

  11. Signing in briefly, taking a quick look, it appears to be deja vu all over again. Still digesting last night’s debacle.

    • Last night was tough, but need to shake it off and get the offense moving again. Still the team with most wins in MLB on a 110 win pace.

  12. Dodgers didn’t do enough of the little things that winners do that give them wins in this sort of game last night. Hopefully they will tonight. I like Tatis.