Game 64, 2021

Rangers at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Southwest, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Kolby Allard (1-2, 3.41 ERA) goes for the Rangers and RHP Trevor Bauer (6-4, 2.40 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1940 In a trade which stuns the baseball world, the Dodgers obtain Ducky Medwick and pitcher Curt Davis from the Cardinals for outfielder Ernie Koy, pitcher Carl Doyle, two minor leaguers, and $125,000. The deal to acquire the 1937 Triple Crown winner, which is engineered by GM Larry MacPhail, signals the emergence of Brooklyn as a serious contender.
  • 1941 The Braves break up the Waners’ brother act, sending Lloyd, known as ‘Little Poison’, to the Reds for pitcher Johnny Hutchings. ‘Big Poison’ Paul, the older sibling, was signed as a free agent with the team after being released by the Dodgers last month.
  • 2005 Hee-Seop Choi homers in his first three at-bats in the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over Minnesota. The southpaw-swinging first baseman’s solo shot in the sixth off Brad Radke, who also gave up the infielder’s first two home runs, proves to be the difference in the Chavez Ravine contest.

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100 thoughts on “Game 64, 2021

  1. Free baseball. The giants have scored one run in 23 innings so far in this series.

  2. Worst – but certainly not the toughest or hardest – loss of the year.

    • I had to stop to read
      to my twin granddaughters. They’re 13 but still like me to read to them before they go to sleep and no way am I missing that! But looks like it was the right thing to do in any case.

  3. Dodgers have officially entered the Andy Burns era.
    Not sure I love it exactly.

      • And the Diamondbacks have lost 19 in a row on the road. They didn’t win a road game in May. Their last road win was on April 25, when they won a DH at Atlanta. Arizona has lost 9 in a row overall and has won just won game this month.

  4. I envisaged us winning tonight and the Giants getting swept by the Nationals and the Dodgers ending the evening tied for first with San Francisco.

  5. I was thinking one in the 7th, two in the 8th, three in the 9th and four in the 10th on a grand slam.

    • Not exactly our best 8th inning reliever out there. Don’t the Dodgers realize our plan for them to come back and win?

  6. Bauer Burns Barnes Betts

    Trying to think of something clever here but can’t think of what it would be. But love the look of those names together.

    • Bauer Burns while Barnes Betts? That seems to work. We need to add Buehler, Bickford, Beaty and Bellinger. Nearly one-third of the active roster have last names that begin with “B.”

  7. Last night the Dodgers had a run differential of 100 and the White Sox had a RD of 90. As of right now the Sox RD is 103 and Dodgers 94. That is a 19 run difference in one day.

  8. Feels like Dodgers would be doing well to score 1 or 2 runs tonight. 4 or 5 seems like a very big ask.

    But you never know…

    • Kershaw and Pedro are pretty evenly matched – except for the difference in eras (not era).

        • Understood. But 1999-2001 was peak offensive era which perhaps more than makes up for not going up against peak Kershaw’s numbers?

  9. Bauer not too sharp tonight. For the second game he’s pitched, actually, although the Mookie error didn’t help.

  10. Nats blow a golden opportunity in the bottom of the eighth, and lose to Gnats. Dodgers can only pick up half a game today.

  11. No score yet here at Nationals Park, after 6.5. Of note, McGee just threw a slider.

  12. I plan to one up President Taft tonight and actually leave Nationals Park in the seventh