Game 55, 2021

Cardinals at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Midwest, SPNLA

RHP John Gant (4-3, 1.81 ERA) pitches for the Cardinals while LHP David Price (1-0, 3.31 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1955 Duke Snider blasts three home runs in the Dodgers’ 11-8 win over Milwaukee. Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Roy Campanella also go deep in the Ebbets Field’s contest, helping Brooklyn set a franchise record with six home runs.
  • 1962 In the nightcap of a twin bill at Shibe Park, Don Drysdale beats the Phillies for the 13th consecutive time, continuing a streak which started in 1958. The Dodger right-hander, however, will drop his next seven decisions against Philadelphia after today’s victory.
  • 1997 When Wilton Guerrero scurries to pick up pieces of his shattered bat after grounding out to start the game, home plate ump Steve Ripley becomes suspicious and discovers that the rookie used an altered bat. The Dodgers second baseman is immediately ejected from the game by crew chief Bruce Froemming, and the 21 year-old infielder will also receive an eight-day suspension and a $1,000 fine for his use of a corked bat.

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287 thoughts on “Game 55, 2021

  1. I take back my negativity about Bellinger; I will switch to a wait-and-see attitude.

    • I missed the key inning. I was umpiring. When I got to my car it was 11-1 Dodgers in the second inning. I relaxed.

  2. Walker: I don’t care about pitching in the 7th – I just want to hit again in the 6th!

  3. Lots of pitches for Walker. But Dodgers should be comfortable in turning it over to the bullpen.

  4. Pollock coming back soon. Friday I think. Yoshi is probably gone. I’d like to see him go to AAA and figure it out.

  5. Link informs me he’s at the hospital undergoing multiple tests. He sounds irked about it.

  6. Well this is a fun way to wash dishes!

    I take it all back (from last night) about Belli!

  7. Giants off, Puds loss. Playing with house money tonight. Let’s cash it in.

  8. Sad to learn of Mike Marshals passing. He was unique. Could use someone like him right now. RIP

  9. Treinen should have not been out there in the ninth. He did his job in the 8th. Doc is not a good manager.

    • That’s why the Dodgers have only won five straight division titles under his managership, with just three WS appearances and only one championship (not counting that other one that was stolen).

      • Just about anyone could win with the lineup he’s been given. He may not be a bad manager, but, he is definately not a great manager.

  10. Phooey!! Need someone to step up and get the clutch 2 out hit with runners on. So far, it hasn’t happened. Bullpen game and we held them to 3 runs. That is excellent. The offense failed miserably tonight.

  11. Dang. Robbed of a run with the ground rule double. Hopefully we can get a few in now!

  12. I wonder if Pujols is the best player that has ever played for the Dodgers? Or do you prefer Greg Maddux?

  13. It’s one thing to have a bullpen game every once in a while. But Joe Bullpen Game should not be a regular member of the rotation. Friedman needs to do something to remedy that, perhaps sign someone who can give us five or six innings. Bullpen games also weaken the bullpen for the rest of the rotation.

    • Agee that they have had a few too many bullpen games for my liking. Gonsolin back very soon though fortunately.

      • Yeah, think they are counting on Goose to fill that need. Don’t think there is much thought at this point of going outside the organization.

      • Gonsolin is the natural No. 5 starter, but it will take some time to lengthen his innings.

        • He is already at five innings at the farm and after next start he may be ready to return.

        • True. But if he can go 4+ or 5 in his first start and then more in his next, it cuts down on bullpen games pretty quickly.

  14. We have been terrible at holding runners this year. That steal may have lost us the game tonight.

  15. Okay, fellas. I’m on the road for the next few days so will be chiming in late over the next two nights.

  16. Everything is completely up in the air in the NL West, but we have suffered more than our share of disappointments and injuries.

  17. Reality – this might not be the Dodgers year. It’s not feeling like it at this point anyway.

  18. This would have been our first walkoff win this season. We’ve had four walkoff losses.

  19. I think we be doomed. Such a shame after Beaty’s heroics. I blame the ump. Why not?

  20. Reyes has an ERA of 0.64 this year but a WHIP of 1.36, so he is not invincible.

  21. Per someone’s comment below about framing, I wonder how many of those close called strikes are due to Molina.

  22. Dodgers still looking for first walk-off win of the season I believe.

    • Also have a lot of room to improve 1 run game record and extra innings game record (if it gets there).

  23. Ump Is really on thin ice with these close calls almost all going against the Dodgers..

  24. Pujols: you pinch-ran me for that? I could have had another run scored to add to my ledger!

  25. Surprising how little of the bench the Dodgers have used so far tonight

    Tie game!!!!

  26. Well, that’s gotta be the end of Gant at least. I feel like he must be sacrificing chickens or something.

    • I made a play like that once in slow pitch. Got a huge round of applause from other players waiting for their game to start after ours.

  27. I can’t figure out why Gant is so successful. He doesn’t throw that hard and throws a lot of balls. And yet, he gets the outs.

  28. Have always thought that catchers may move the mitt too much in framing, like Molina did there. Ump was hardly going to be persuaded that the pitch was right down the pipe. Just a little bit to bring it into the box might be enough.

  29. Pads lose to Cubbies, and Gnats trail 8-0 in the fourth (June Swoon has begun).

  30. At Wrigley, Machado just made a worse throw than either of McKinstry’s last night. Earlier, he styled a ball that just missed going out of the park, and only got a single off it.