Game 49, 2021

Dodgers at Astros, 4:40 PM PDT, TV: ESPN, ATT SportsNet SW, SPNLA

RHP Trevor Bauer (5-2, 1.98 ERA) tries to pitch the Dodgers to a sweep of this two-game series. He’ll face the Astros’ RHP Luis Garcia (2-3, 3.38 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2015 Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning on doubles by Howie Kendrick, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0.

Also, a very famous game took place on this date in 1959: Pirates’ hurler Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings but loses 1-0 to the Braves in the 13th inning. The heart-breaking winning run scores on a Don Hoak error, a sacrifice, a walk, and a two-bagger by Joe Adcock. To add insult to injury,

In 1991, the Committee for Statistical Accuracy in Baseball announced that a no-hitter would be redefined as “a game in which a pitcher or pitchers complete a game of nine innings or more without allowing a hit,” meaning Haddix’s gem no longer qualified. When he was made aware that one of the greatest games ever pitched no longer had a place in the record books, his response was simple: “It’s OK. I know what I did.”

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119 thoughts on “Game 49, 2021

    • This is still Thursday, even two time zones to the east.

      The result was partly due to Tatís, who commited two more errors. Once again, his E’s (14) outnumber his HRs (13). Defensively, he’s the new José Offerman.

  1. Garcia is kinda enjoyable to watch – his delivery is rock, kick and fire. Enjoyable except for the fact he is an Astro.

  2. Santana seems to be always walking the tightrope of lots of base runners.

  3. On the bright side, the Snakes have taken a 4-0 lead over the Gnats with one out in the second.

  4. Neuse doesn’t want to get sent down. Playing some good D out there.

  5. It’s like The Gambler: Know when to walk to first, know when to run.

    And then Smith ruins it by striking out…

  6. Tsutsugo. The pronunciation of his name always makes me think of that Phil Collins song Sussudio.

  7. Pitcher Matt Lauer of the Beerboys just went deep against his former Pads team, now a 1-1 tie in the third.

  8. Bauer not very sharp so far. Hope he settles down and catches his groove.

  9. Good to see Beaty get the start at 1st base. Pujols should not start against righties.

    • I agree. He is hitting .157 vs. righties and .282 vs. lefties this year. Nonetheless, I expect that Roberts will continue to give him some starts vs. righties. For his career, Pujols is hitting .297 against righties and .299 vs. lefties, a tiny difference, but those days when he could hit righties well are past.