Game 101, 2021

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Jon Gray (6-8, 3.68 ERA) goes for the Rockies and rookie RHP Josiah Gray (0-0, 9.00 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1962 At Sportsman’s Park, Stan Musial surpasses Giants’ legend Mel Ott as the National League’s all-time RBI leader. ‘Stan the Man’s’ two-run home run off Don Drysdale in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers gives the Cardinals’ right fielder 1,862 career runs batted in with the Redbirds.
  • 2017 The Dodgers defeat the Minnesota Twins to run their record to 70-31. Kenta Maeda gets his ninth win of the season and Josh Ravin posts his first save.

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74 thoughts on “Game 101, 2021

  1. Eric says that our Gray got 19 whiffs today and the only other Dodger with more this season is Klayton (24, 23 and 20).

  2. After 113 ABs, Mariner rookie Jarred Kelenic – widely considered one of baseball’s top five prospects – is hitting .097.

    C. TaylorSS 92-330 53 14 9 .279
    B. McKinneyRF 41-193 20 8 2 .212
    J. Turner3B 101-335 58 18 0 .301
    W. SmithC 66-254 45 13 2 .260
    M. Beaty1B 39-154 30 4 1 .253
    A. PollockCF 64-231 36 13 2 .277
    Z. McKinstry2B 34-149 29 7 1 .228
    L. RaleyLF 9-53 2 1 0 .170
    J. GrayP 0-2 0 0 0 .000

  4. Not a bad win considering Betts Muncy and Bellinger (and Seager) not in the starting lineup

  5. Woo-HOO!!! Just landed in Chicago en route to L.A. Missed our connection but won the game!

  6. Off to Germany/Portugal for a few weeks. SF series will start early morning Wednesday for me.

        • He’s supposed to provide a lane for the runner. I’ve seen out calls overturned on appeal.

          • He can block as soon as he has the ball. Guessing that in those cases he was blocking before he received the ball.

          • See #2 below.

            MLB Rule 7.13
            Rule 7.13 was introduced by MLB on February 24, 2014. It was first introduced as an experimental rule for both MLB and MiLB that would be implemented for the 2014 season. Below is a list of the main key points of the rule:

            1. A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate).

            2. Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score.

            3. The failure by the runner to try to touch the plate, the runner’s lowering of the shoulder, or the runner’s pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in violation of Rule 7.13.

            4. Notwithstanding the above, it shall not be considered a violation of this Rule 7.13 if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in order to field a throw, and the Umpire determines that the catcher could not have fielded the ball without blocking the pathway of the runner and that contact with the runner was unavoidable.

  7. Seeing AJ in CF, reminded of the time when he was the top CF in center in the West, with Joc hot on his heels.

    • Overall, no major difference in run scoring probabilities no matter how the lead off guy gets on, which is around 40% for scoring at least run. Guessing it would be higher if the fellow was at the top of the order, given the relative abilities of guys following him. So, yeah.

  8. Hopefully JoJo can stay out of the middle of the plate and avoid the home runs this time around.

  9. Dodgers still have the second best record in the NL, and the fifth best in MLB.

    • If our bullpen was worth a darn, we would have the best record in baseball. 22 blown saves.