Game 85, 2021

Dodgers at Marlins, 3:40 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.35 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers, facing LHP Trevor Rogers (7-5, 2.14 ERA). Rogers will represent Florida on the NL All Star Team; Buehler is one of several Dodger pitchers who was left off the team.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1935 The Cuccinellos become the third pair of brothers, following the Waners (2) and Ferrells, and the first on opposing teams to homer in the same game when Al goes deep in the bottom of the ninth in the Giants’ 14-4 loss to Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds. The New York’s third baseman’s sibling, Tony, playing second base for the Dodgers, had homered in the previous inning.
  • 1952 In their final season in Boston, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat their team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. The most memorable moment of the contest occurs in the second inning when the game is delayed because a small dog has to be escorted off the field by Dodger outfielders Carl Furillo and Duke Snider.
  • 1961 Cardinals first baseman Bill White collects 14 total bases when he hits three home runs and a double. The 27 year-old infielder’s offensive output helps the Redbirds rout the Dodgers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 9-1.
  • 2004 At Dodger Stadium, Diamondback third baseman Chad Tracy’s ninth inning run-scoring single on an 0-2 changeup ends Eric Gagne’s record streak of 84 consecutive saves. The new mark established by the Los Angeles closer is 30 more than the prior mark set by Tom Gordon for the Red Sox in 1999.
  • 2007 At Dodger Stadium, Chipper Jones’ two solo home runs are the difference in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Los Angeles. With his pair of round-trippers, the team’s third baseman surpasses Dale Murphy for the Atlanta team record of 372 homers.

Today is also the anniversary of the first game Larry Doby played for the Indians, integrating the American League. He ended up with 1,515 hits, only three behind Jackie Robinson. Also on this date in 1953, Robin Roberts pitched his 28th consecutive complete game, shutting out Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 2-0. Twenty-eight straight complete games! We’ll never see that again!


103 thoughts on “Game 85, 2021

  1. Oh well. Had to lose sometime. Still kind of sucks. 11 LOB. Another costly error. We had our shots. At least we didn’t lose any ground. Whip’em tonight.

  2. Washington beat San Diego 7-5, Monday night in San Diego. The Nationals blew all of an early 5-0 lead, but its bullpen didn’t allow the Padres a hit in the final five innings.

    • So, there was a bright side. I think the Nats are better than they’ve shown so far, only four games behind the Mutts in the NL East, and they get to play the Gnats this weekend.

  3. Dodgers really hurt themselves tonight with no shut down innings after they scored.
    Hope they get another chance to do it.

  4. With Trea Turner back in the lineup, the Nats have taken a 1-0 lead over the Pads in the first.

  5. Sure hope Dodgers win tonight – because this game is/was so winnable!

  6. Victor was looking good until that. Really hasn’t had a good outing since mid-June.

  7. This inning better work, and I think it will. We’ve drained our bench.

  8. Dodgers have allowed five unearned runs in their last three-plus games.

      • CORRECTION: Seven in the last three-plus games, including two on catcher’s interference by Barnes. And we’ve allowed more unearned runs than any other team this year.

  9. Bob Hendley: A day late regarding your post, “Yeah, like you don’t know which way the wind blows.” Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Blues” (1965), and then adopted by the radical left group The Weathermen in the late 1960s. That’s where I remember it from. But I did a little more research and found this: It was in “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Normal Juster, which was published in 1961, and a character in the 1948 film noir Blonde Ice says: “You don’t need a weather vane to know which way this wind is blowing.”

  10. In the end, Redbirds swallow Gnats 5-3. Dodgers temporarily tied for first, pending outcome of this game.

    • I feel better when both the Dodgers and Giants win than when they both lose. I feel best when the Dodgers win and the Giants lose.

  11. Most pitches Walker has thrown this year is 113 in his last start. At 93 now.

  12. Gnats get a run in the eighth, so it’s 3-1 Redbirds going to the ninth.

  13. Hi all. Picking up food for
    family. Stepped away from car to order and Marlins scored three! What?!

  14. Don’t know if this has come up at all already – but with no Dodger pitchers making the All-Star team (?!!), it will be the first time since 2008 that no Dodger hurler will be on the AS team.

  15. Joe note that Dodger pitching staff is the best hitting one in the NL. The AL?

    • White Sox hurlers at OPS .750 (12 PA). Dodgers only at .303 in comparison

    • Hits by Dodger pitchers this year: Kershaw 7, Urias 7, Buehler 6 (including tonight’s), Bauer 1, Gonsolin 1. No one else has any. I couldn’t find out what our pitchers are batting overall.