Game 80, 2021

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ESPN, NBCS BA, SPNLA

RHP Kevin Gausman (8-1, 1.49 ERA) goes for the Giants and RHP Walker Buehler (7-1, 2.51 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1923 Dodger first baseman Jacques Fournier goes 6-for 6, collecting a home run, two doubles, and three singles. The southpaw-swinging slugger’s 11 total bases contribute to Brooklyn’s 14-5 victory over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl.
  • 1960 The Phillies strike out a dozen times in each end of a doubleheader when they are swept by the Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 6-3 and 5-2. The 24 Ks tie a major league record for strikeouts in a twin bill.
  • 1990 For the first time since 1917 (Hippo Vaughan and Fred Toney), two no-hitters are thrown on the same day when the A’s (and ex-Dodger) Dave Stewart shuts out the Jays 5-0 and the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela blanks the Cardinals, 6-0.
  • 2012 In the Diamondbacks’ 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park, Aaron Hill becomes the first modern-era player to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Babe Herman accomplished the feat with the Brooklyn Robins in 1931. Eleven days ago in Seattle, the Arizona second baseman also collected a single, double, triple, and home run in the game.
  • 2015 Joc Pederson becomes the third rookie in major league history to hit 20 home runs before July when he goes deep off Allen Webster in the Dodgers’ 10-6 loss to Arizona at Chase Field. The 23 year-old center fielder joins Wally Berger (Braves, 1930) and Albert Pujols (Cardinals, 2001) in accomplishing the feat as a freshman.


162 thoughts on “Game 80, 2021

  1. I expect that we have seen the last of Bauer on the mound anywhere for at least the rest of this season. Good riddance. . . The arrogance of power.

  2. On my way, though with a little less enthusiasm given the Bauer thing, actually.

  3. Here in DC at about 3pm the sky turned black and the downpour began. Now letting up and there may be a window but that is expected to close by around 8pm.

  4. I am so disgusted with Bauer. I hope we can “give Price a chance” – he seems as decent as Bauer is disappointing. Not to mention tone-deaf and arrogant. Talk about self- sabotage, and destroying ones opportunities.

    • Reading what’s out there, doubt that he wanted to give her a concussion, but at the very least he was negligent. Consent is not a defense as one cannot legally consent to bodily harm and obviously not when one is unconscious. For me, the tricky issue for baseball in these matters in when should the team or the MLB step in before the legal process has played out. I understand that he travelled with the team to DC and is scheduled to start on Sunday, but I doubt that will happen.

  5. I’m guessing Trevor Bauer will not be a Dodger (or a professional baseball player at all) for much longer.

    • This could get very ugly. Wonder if AF is looking at starting pitching available before the deadline?

  6. Bob Hendley: Have a great time watching the Dodgers in D.C. Would love to read your reports. Here’s hoping we take 3 out of 4.

  7. We beat their two winningest pitchers, both of whom are All-Star Game candidates.

  8. In the two games vs. the Giants, the Dodgers had 6 runs and 8 hits, including 4 home runs. The Giants had 4 runs on 14 hits, including 2 home runs.

  9. Nice tidy, exhilarating little 2 game series. 3-2 and 3-1 wins. Good baseball.

    • Yes. They looked like the team I remember these two games. Great at-bats. Wore Gausman down.

  10. Kenley just did his best Don Stanhouse imitation. It was as little too much for me. But, hey, a win is a win!

  11. Well WBB I guess you were right about the San Fran June Swoon. Dodgers picked up a 0.5 game in the standings over the month.

    Dodgers 17-9 in June.
    Giants 16-9.

    Although at that rate it will take 3 months to overcome the 1.5 games behind in order to tie them by the end of September.

    • It’ll happen much sooner than that. The question is when the Pads will pass the Gnats.

      • If the Dodgers pass the Giants, I’m fine if the Padres don’t. At that point, I don’t really care.

  12. How come there are no “Beat San Fran” chants? Oh right, Dodger fans are more classy than that.

  13. Ohtani hit two more homers tonight as the Angels got routed by the Yankees, 11-5, at Yankee Stadium. He now has 28 home runs and 63 RBIs. I remember a profile of him on 60 Minutes a few years ago. He seemed too good to be true. So far, that hasn’t been the case.

    • He and deGrom are both blowing my mind this season.
      But much, much more so Ohtani.

  14. After giving up four earned runs in his first appearance of the year, Kelly has allowed only four earned runs in his last 18, including tonight. He is now unscored upon in eight straight appearances.

  15. How many Dodger starting pitchers make the ASG? Relievers? You got to think Buehler, Kershaw and Jansen probably get an invite.

  16. Of Muncy’s 17 homers this season, 7 have been against the Giants. It’s fun listening to the Giants’ announcers talking about him.

  17. Late to the site tonight. We just finished watching the second season of Lupin on Netflix. I highly recommend it. It’s sort of a combination of Sherlock Holmes, Houdini and the search for justice. Very smartly done. And it’s set in Paris.

      • I love the Bosch novels, but French grates on me. We watch Montalbano on MHZ, and also a bunch of Scandi-Noir mysteries.

        • I like the Michael Connelly Bosch novels, but the TV series has a bit too much graphic violence for me. Connelly was a reporter in the L.A. Times Valley edition. He left shortly before I became editor of that edition in 2000. He really knows his police stuff.

  18. Off topic but got my 2nd vaccine shot today. There’s a chance I might not feel super great tomorrow I suppose.

    • Its been 6 months for me, but as I recall when they did my building, more years under your belt means you feel it less.

      • 6 months. Wow. That’s a long time ago!

        Well, I will let you know how old I feel tomorrow. I guess the older the better! Lol.

  19. In retrospect, I have concluded that Tauchman committed his TOOTBLAN in partial atonement for robbing Albert of a walkoff HR in the last series.