Game 73, 2021

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 3.36 ERA) goes for the visiting Dodgers and LHP Blake Snell (2-3, 5.72 ERA) goes for the Padres.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1936 At Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, Ival Goodman hits an unusual home run when his fifth-inning fly ball lands and stays on top of the scoreboard in right field. With the perched ball considered in play, the three Dodger outfielders watch the Reds’ right fielder round the bases for an easy inside-the park round-tripper in their 7-2 loss to Cincinnati.

  • 1947 After pitching a no-hitter four days ago against the Braves, Reds hurler Ewell Blackwell loses his chance for a second consecutive no-hitter when Dodger second baseman Eddie Stanky singles with one out the ninth inning at Crosley Field.
  • 1959 Sandy Koufax goes the distance, beating Philadelphia at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, 6-2. The Dodger southpaw fans 16 Phillies to set a new record for strikeouts in a night game.
  • 1966 At the Astrodome, Houston sets a home attendance mark which will last for 22 years. Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax, who tosses a complete game to improve his record to 13-2, beats the hometown team, 5-2, in front of the 50,908 fans attending the Wednesday contest.

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115 thoughts on “Game 73, 2021

      • Fire progressing slowly in the opposite direction of where we live, so we are less worried than we were a few days ago. Thank you for asking.

  1. First, for the record, I am getting increasingly crabby. However, Pollock seems listless to me whether he gets a hit or makes an out. At the risk of repeating myself, we miss the energy/enthusiasm/even goofiness that we got from Pederson, Hernandez and Verdugo. Watching Doc’s post-game press conferences, with rare exceptions, it is hard to tell whether we won or lost. Perhaps it is good to have that even demeanor. Still, once in a blue moon, I would like to a little of Lasorda’s fire in him.

  2. Three runs in 17 innings in San Diego coming on two solo home runs and a DP.

    • Has been our top guy RISP for much of the season, but not to be this time

  3. Does anyone else think that the Dodgers should do more base stealing? Hit-and-run?

  4. My dog, Wally, must have sensed that I am in a crabby mood. He didn’t want to get out of the car and take his usual walk around the park with me, but I managed to convince him to exit the vehicle.

  5. Snell averages 4 innings a start. We may see a reliever to start the fifth or at least a quick hook.

  6. I’m getting crabby too early tonight. I am going to take my dog for a long walk now.

    • The third check which was requested by Fillies manager Girardi, who later gets tossed for coming out the dugout to provoke Max.

    • Might want to employ sniffer dogs. When the robo umps come onboard they can do a scan.

    • The third check which was requested by Fillies manager Girardi, who later gets tossed for coming out the dugout to provoke Max.