Game 50, 2021

Giants at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

The Giants send ex-Dodger Alex Wood (5-1, 1.93 ERA) to the mound in the first of a four-game series. The Dodgers intend this to be a bullpen game, with David Price (1-0, 3.95 ERA) possibly starting.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1904 Giants’ infielder Dennis McGann steals five bases to establish a major league record. The 32 year-old Kentucky native’s thievery helps New York beat Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds, 3-1.

Also! In 2017

“We are honored to pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of Homer at the Bat. The Simpsons has left an impressive imprint on our culture as the longest-running American sitcom, and ‘Homer at the Bat’ remains as popular today as when the episode aired in 1992. ” – Hall of Fame President JEFF IDELSON, commenting about the Cooperstown celebration of the animated series.

The Baseball Hall of Fame inducts fictional cartoon character Homer Simpson as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons episode ‘Homer at the Bat.’ As part of the ceremony, a roundtable discussion of the much-beloved episode includes comments by real Hall of-Famers Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith, who played themselves on the animated show, as well as executive producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, director Jim Reardon, executive story editor Jeff Martin and casting director Bonnie Pietila.

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132 thoughts on “Game 50, 2021

  1. Pads lose, so Dodgers can gain a game, thanks partly to the efforts of Tatís, who commited two more errors. Once again, his E’s (14) outnumber his HRs (13). Defensively, he’s the new
    José Offerman.

  2. I just got to see Albert running for the double. Hilarious. The guy’s got heart! Almost makes up for losing Rich Hill.

  3. Jansen gets save number 324. That ties him with Huston Street for 19th all time. (If my counting is correct…)

    • Our bullpen is pretty thin on answers right now. Need to get some guys healthy.

  4. In theory it made sense to let Vesia start with the pitcher, but it didn’t work out that way.

  5. Always nice to see Brandi C go down swinging (he speculates from blackoutland).

  6. Interesting lineup. I’d like to hear the rationale behind it from Doc. Sometimes I wonder what in the hell he is thinking.

          • It’s his day of rest as well, according to Doc. Back tomorrow no doubt

          • These modern bigger, faster, stronger players sure seem to need alot of rest compared to years ago.

          • Doc likes to keep his whole roster involved and to rest guys at least every 10 days. Has for years. Has chosen to largely follow that approach, even with the slim pickings at the end of the bench.

          • The process though, can get you scratching your head on any particular day’s lineup.

          • For sure. I grew up and started following baseball in the 60’s and 70’s.
            Alot different game back then.

        • Yep, our depth has been depleted without Belli, Mac, AJ and Corey. A number of these fellows are prematurely in the Bigs. This at least gives these end of the bench guys a fighting chance.

      • I think they share a general approach to managing playing time. Doubt that Friedman micro manages beyond that and ensures that Doc has the best data available for making decisions.

    • Stacking righties against lefty with rest day for Smith. Am I missing something?