Cubs at Dodgers, 4:15 PM PDT, TV: FOX
RHP Alec Mills (3-1, 5.18 ERA) goes for the Cubbies and LHP Julio Urias (9-3, 3.99 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1944 At the Polo Grounds with over 50,000 fans looking on, the New York major league teams face each other in a six inning three-team game (a team played consecutive innings against the other two teams then sat out an inning) to raise money for war bonds. The charity contest, billed as the Tri-Cornered Baseball Game, ends with the final score of Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.
- 1968 Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson tosses his fifth consecutive shutout as he blanks the Pirates, 3-0, in the first game of a doubleheader played at Busch Stadium. The future Hall of Famer’s accomplishment is one shy of the major league mark, set earlier in the month by Don Drysdale of the Dodgers.
- 1999 At Candlestick Park, Todd Hundley’s second homer of the day, a ninth inning three-run shot to deep right field off Giants’ closer Robb Nen, sparks the Dodgers’ 7-6 comeback win. Ellis Burks had put San Francisco ahead in the bottom of the eighth, 6-4, with a three-run homer off Alan Mills.
- 2011 Three days after Jim Riggleman’s sudden resignation, the Nationals name senior advisor Davey Johnson as the team’s manager for the remainder of the season. The 68 year-old former skipper compiled an 1148-888 (.564) record during his 14 years in the dugout with the Mets, Dodgers, Reds, and Orioles, finishing lower than third place on only three occasions.
Things of no great import that are nonetheless interesting, Number 317: In 1995 Before rejoining the Yankees to make a start in Chicago, Columbus Clipper starter Mariano Rivera pitches a five-inning no-hitter against the International League’s Rochester Red Wings in Ohio’s Cooper Stadium. During his tenure in the minor leagues, Mo, the future major league leader in career saves, is used primarily as a starter, starting 68 games, including seven complete contests, en route to compiling a 27-18 record along with a 2.35 ERA.
I had no clue Rivera had been a starter and that he was that good at it.
Today’s #Dodgers lineup vs. Cubs: pic.twitter.com/dguOWBrBWO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 26, 2021
Jon puts matters into perspective. https://twitter.com/jonweisman/status/1409141164020690949?s=20
Good grief,, 27 Ks in this game: 11 by the Cubs’ pitchers and 16 by the Dodgers’ pitchers.
Urias deserved much better from the offence tonight.
You misspelled “offense.”
offence (Noun) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence. …
You love just breaking the rules of our community don’t you?
That’s a lot of rules you broke with just one comment!
At least North Korea knows enough to use the metric system! Lol
Well, it is a totalitarian regime.
Rule 5. You just keep breaking rules dude.
Snakes beat Pads. Gnats… do not lose in ten.
We’re going to watch “Security” tonight.
I hope you enjoy it!
Price gets the win, but Bick deserved it more.
Under the table Wow!
Also on the bright side, the Snakes have taken a 2-0 over the Pads at the Litterbox.
Belli’s first walkoff of the year, right? I’m very happy for him.
Dodgers first walk-off this season. Only San Fran doesn’t have one now…
Didn’t know that. Wow.
Belli bomb would be nice.
Full credit for calling it!
Time for our first walk off of the year.
Finally got Heyward out.
This is tiresome.
Bick does the trick. Now get some runs.
Freaking Heyward comes into tonights game hitting .170. Geez!!
Whew, foul ball.
Joe Kelly’s looked great lately.
Career high in k’s with 12 for Urias.
Dang. Smith just missed that one.
Oh look, we’ve given up the tying run.
This should be a 5-2 or 6-2 game right now.
Hey look, we’ve got a lead!
Gonna need some more runs. I don’t think 2 is going to get it done.
Not any longer. Wasted opportunities – should be at least six runs.
Taylor should just hit a home run next time and hope he touches all the bases.
Needs to extract his head from his…………….
Shoulda just let Julito swing away from the first.
Good grief Chris.
Taylor is screwing up our chances here.
Cost us a run.
Let’s get that run back – with interest.
Here comes our RBI guy!
Dodgers still doing that thing of leaving runners on.
And giving up home runs.
Darn. Lux hit it well but right at the center fielder.
OK, let’s see if we can get through the first inning without a dinger this afternoon.
Socially engaged tonight. Go Blue!
Me, too! Go, Blue!