Game 43, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Matt Peacock (1-1, 5.94 ERA) goes for the visiting Diamondbacks and LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 3.20 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1956 The Orioles, taking a gamble, purchase sore-armed Billy Loes from the Dodgers for a reported $25,000. The 26 year-old right-hander, who will be selected for American League All-Star team next season, will post a 21-30 (.412) record during his four years with Baltimore.
  • 1981 With a 3-2 win over Montreal in front of the largest Dodger Stadium crowd in seven years, rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela improves his record to 8-0. The 20 year-old southpaw, who has started the season with five shutouts and a minuscule ERA of 0.50, gets the victory when right fielder Pedro Guerrero hits a leadoff game-ending home run off Steve Ratzer in the bottom of the ninth inning at Chavez Ravine.
  • 2011 For the first time since 1914, the Dodgers are defeated after allowing just one hit, losing to the visiting Diamondbacks,1-0. Chad Billingsley, the hard-luck loser, gives up a leadoff double in the second to Stephen Drew, who scores the game’s only run when shortstop Jamey Carroll fails to cover the bag in an attempted pick-off play.


100 thoughts on “Game 43, 2021

  1. Giants lead the Reds 10-0 in the third inning during which they scored nine times.

    • Giants ahead 18-1 after 6 1/2 innings. We will be facing a tough team starting tomorrow night in San Francisco. Still no indication who the Dodgers will pitch tonight against Arizona. Bauer has apparently been pushed back to open the series vs. the Giants, followed by Buehler and Urias.

  2. There have been so many games in which our bats look dead inning after inning and then we explode. OK, we have completed the first part of that scenario. It is now time for the second part.

  3. A PH actually got a hit! Kershaw may have had another inning in him, but Doc feeling some urgency to score some more.

  4. Hi all. Back from a delicious dinner in Steamboat Springs. Question: will the gnats and pads ever lose another game?

    • The Pads are a serious challenger. The Gnats may somehow manage to finish ahead of the Rox and/or the Snakes.

      • I know you will disagree with me, but you are having trouble accepting the fact that the Giants are actually a good team. Their ERA is the best in the NL, Posey is hitting about .370 and they have made some wise acquisitions. They are not last year’s Giants. I wish they were.

        • They’ve been playing way over their heads against weak teams. When they regress to the mean, it will be wonderful to watch.

  5. So far I would suggest this is starting off as a bit of a pitchers duel.

    • Saw that the Mariners as a team are below the Mendoza Line (If Mario were on the team, their BA would actually improve).