Game 57, 2021

Dodgers at Braves, 4:20 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports South, SPNLA.

The visiting Dodgers send LHP Julio Urias (7-2, 3.61 ERA) to the mound in hopes he’ll bounce back from his worst start ever (7 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings against the Giants). He’ll face RHP Ian Anderson (4-2, 3.27 ERA), who is also looking to bounce back from his shortest start of the year, just 4 innings against the Mets.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1957 At a seventy-five minute show-down meeting at City Hall with Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, the club presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, Mayor Robert Wagner is told by the owners neither club has a commitment to move out of New York – and none to stay in the Big Apple. The teams, who have been given permission by the National League to explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, are assured by His Honor that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.
  • 1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers’ southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Bob Feller as the only other modern major leaguer to pitch three career hitless games.
  • 1968 Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start. Later that evening at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Robert Kennedy, giving his victory speech for his win in the California primary before being fatally shot, tells his followers in the packed ballroom, “I’d like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight.”
  • 1972 The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella’s uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.
  • 1976 In an 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, Mets right fielder Dave Kingman hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.
  • 1990 En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22 year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro’s older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.
  • 1998 The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

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95 thoughts on “Game 57, 2021

  1. Just got home from umpiring a youth game. Looked at the Dodgers’ fifth: Walk on and you’ll never walk alone.

  2. Joc has just homered again at Software Stadium, but Cubbies trail Gnats 6-4 in the fourth.

  3. That batter had already sidled sideways off the plate before Kenley even pitched ball four. Is that allowed?

  4. Gnats trail Cubbies 2-0, putting me in the uncomfortable position of having to root for the loathsome Jake Arrieta.

  5. Mitch continues to stake a claim for a spot in the pen. Potential starter as well.

    • Command was spotty, but in the end a successful outing for him on the heels of the previous disaster

      • It was a really long inning on base and in the dugout – 41 minutes between pitches.

  6. Made it to Atlanta for games in 2018 and 2019. Lot of fellow Dodger fans back then as well.

  7. Ideally, Ian Anderson is a better flautist than he is a pitcher (and Jethro Dull always bored me).

  8. With the return of Pollock and Nelson, following that of Bellinger and McKinstry, coupled with the necessary demotion of several players who weren’t contributing much, I look for the Dodgers to commence a sustained period in which they will win at least two out of every three games and reclaim first place in the NL West. Another factor is that we now have five position players on the bench, which gives Roberts more flexibility. I don’t think he will need to use Kershaw as a pinch-hitter much in the future. Still to be resolved is who will be the fifth starter. Let’s continue our new surge tonight — we are on a one game winning streak — behind Urias.