Game 63, 2021

Rangers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Southwest, SPNLA

The Rangers send the hard-luck RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-6, 4.75 ERA) to the Dodger Stadium mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 3.66 ERA). Foltynewicz has several quality starts in April and May despite his six losses. Kershaw has only faced the Rangers twice in his career.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1957 The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella surpasses former Cub and Giant backstop Gabby Hayes to establish a new National League mark when he hits his 237th career round-tripper as a catcher. Campy’s historic home run comes off Ray Crone in the seventh inning of Brooklyn’s 7-2 loss to the Braves at Ebbets Field.
  • 1972 LA outfielders Manny Mota and Willie Davis both hit inside-the-park homers down the foul lines at Dodger Stadium off Bucs’ starter Bruce Kison. Roberto Clemente’s seventh inning home run over the fence proves to be the difference in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory, their 21st win in their last 26 games.

Also, in 1938 In the first of two consecutive no-hitters he will hurl, Johnny Vander Meer keeps the Boston Bees hitless in Cincinnati’s 3-0 victory at Crosley Field. The Reds’ southpaw, in the first night game played in Brooklyn, continues his no-no mojo four days later by beating the Dodgers, 6-0, without giving up a hit in the Ebbets Field contest.

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154 thoughts on “Game 63, 2021

  1. Giants lost to the Nationals, 2-0, Saturday in the seven-inning first game of a day-night doubleheader. The second game will also be seven innings.

    • I am going to the second game! First time in a ballpark since October 27, 2019, when I saw WS game 5 at National Stadium.

  2. Willie Calhoun. I wondered what happened to him after we traded him. Looks like he’s doing OK. Supposed to be a good hitter but terrible on defense. So we traded him to the AL.

  3. Gnats luck out against Nats, but Pads fall to Mutts. DeGrom left the game with elbow issues, though.

  4. Well, the Gnats lucked out when Scherzer left the game with an injury, but it’s still just 1-0 in the seventh. The Pads, on the other hand, trail deGrom 3-0 after five.

  5. Sure hope Muncy is OK. Lefty starting for Texas tomorrow. Pujols will get the start and Max can rest.

  6. I’d like Kersh to keep his era down but I guess either way he will, given the errors.

  7. So I get home from umpiring a Bronco game (ages 11 and 12) and I saw that we were ahead 8-0, and now it’s 10-0. This has been a strange season….In the game I umpired, a pitcher did something I have never seen or heard above before. Because the catcher had trouble with the third strike, and the first baseman couldn’t handle the throws when the catcher made them, the pitcher ended up striking out five batters in the inning. I doubt if I will ever see or hear of that again.

  8. The Rangers are really terrible this year, aren’t they? I feel a little sorry for them.

      • I would never have guessed he’d have this renaissance but it’s really a bright addition to our team.

  9. Link, don’t know how you’re managing to do your daily treatments and daily postings but I so appreciate it!

        • Here it’s a light dinner of empanadas de humita (Argentine-style) and a glass of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, plus some Rainier cherries for dessert.

          • Sounds a lot better than my homemade cole slaw and Brie and tomato torte courtesy of Trader Joe’s.

          • Argentine-style empanadas are the best – light crust, usually baked, with a diversity of fillings. These are homemade, but we also have three Argentine bakeries within a couple miles of our house.

  10. Dodgers have scored as many runs with only 1 out in the first inning than the total in Giants-Nationals game PLUS the Padres-Mets game.

  11. deGrom is amazing. I’m sad he is injured. 0.56 is a simply ridiculous ERA.