Game 60, 2021

Dodgers at Pirates, 4:00 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-Pit, SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (4-0, 2.82 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP JT Brubaker (4-4, 3.74 ERA) pitches for the Pirates.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1952 Prior to the start of a twin bill against the Reds, Dodger manager Chuck Dressen tells Cal Abrams if he wants to stay with the team that the benchwarmer will need to verbally taunt the skipper of the opposing club. Much to his chagrin, the spare outfielder, who spends the entire first game of a double-header severely heckling his opponents and their leader, is informed between games he has been traded to Cincinnati, effective tomorrow, and will need to report to his new field boss, one very angry Roger Hornsby.
  • 1955 After only eight games and 13 innings of work, the Dodgers option rookie left-handed pitcher Tom Lasorda to Montreal to make room for a bonus baby who is also a southpaw. Sandy Koufax, who had injured his ankle, comes off the 30-day disabled list.
  • 1968 Dodger right-hander Don Drysdale’s scoreless streak ends at a record 58 2/3 consecutive innings when Tony Taylor is driven in by Howie Bedell’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. It will be the Phillies outfielder’s only RBI for the season.
  • 2007 With their 3-0 victory over Detroit at Comerica Park, the Mets begin a span of 18 games to become the first team in baseball history to play six consecutive series against six different clubs that all participated in the playoffs the previous season. New York will compile an 8-10 record during the stretch playing against the Tigers, Dodgers, Yankees, Twins, A’s, and the Cardinals.
  • 2012 Six Mariners pitchers combine to hurl the franchise’s third no-hitter when starter Kevin Millwood leaves the game with an injury and five relievers, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen, keep the Dodgers hitless in the team’s 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. Brian Runge, the home plate umpire, was also behind the dish for Philip Humber’s perfect game, making him the first ump to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters in one season since Drew Coble accomplished the feat in 1990.

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91 thoughts on “Game 60, 2021

  1. Gonsolin back and starting tonight. Might take a couple of starts to get his sea legs. Tsutsugo to IL with a calf strain. Could be the last we ever see of him.

  2. Gotta make hay against these Pirates. It is becoming obvious that we are going to have to beat the Puds and Gnats head to head if we are to win the division. They are both taking care of everyone they face.

  3. With the tying runs on base in Texas, the Busted Poseur goes down swinging on three pitches. Still 4-2 Llaneros after seven.

  4. Save number 325 for Jansen. He is one behind Roberto Hernandez’s 326 for 18th all time.

  5. At Fort Worth, the Llaneros have just taken a 4-2 lead over the Gnats in the sixth, and are threatening more.

    • Want Texas to get their wins in now and then lose their way later in the week…

  6. I wonder which Dodger or Dodgers noticed that Hayes had failed to touch first base on his first inning “home run.”

  7. Roberts can bring in Kelly at any time he wants, as long as the Dodgers have at least an eight-run lead.

  8. Sounds like I missed a few memorable moments in tonight’s game! Serves me right for meeting with my students on a Tuesday night. 😉

  9. Games against the Filibusteros used to be enjoyable, if only to see Cutch.

  10. Max “Mr. May” Muncy back in the lineup (109 PA, 10 dingers, 19 ribbies, and OPS 1.155) along with Justin “Mr April” Turner (110 PA, 6 dingers, 20 ribbies and OPS 1.005). Auditions now open for “Mr. June”.

    • Hope the honor goes to the whole team. We need more than one or two hot players at a time to win the division.