Game 89, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Taylor Widener (1-0, 2.63 ERA) goes for the visiting D-Backs while the Dodgers ask their bullpen to carry them again, starting with LHP David Price (4-0, 3.58 ERA).

Today in Dodgers history:

  • 1956 After Commissioner Ford Frick shares his belief that hurlers lack support in the MVP voting, the BBWAA, by a narrow margin of 14-12, votes to establish the Cy Young Award to honor the major leagues’ most outstanding pitcher. The first recipient of the Cy Young Award will be Dodger Don Newcombe, ironically the winner of the Most Valuable Player Award.
  • 1996 Mike Piazza, named the All-Star Game’s MVP, hits a moon shot into the upper-deck at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium. The Dodger backstop also strokes an RBI double, helping the National League beat the AL, 6-0.


124 thoughts on “Game 89, 2021

  1. Oy! Again with the bad baseball! “The Dodgers have committed an error in six consecutive games, as well as 13 over their past eight contests.”

      • To this point, I think this is our all-around worst game of the year. And against baseball’s worst team. Not a good way to start the mini-homestand.

  2. What are we going to do about Belli? He’s a hole in the middle of the lineup. OKC for a quick tuneup?

  3. As Orel says, with our record it makes no sense the way we struggle against bad (terrible, actually) teams.

  4. No eyes, no ears. Was Beaty trying to sacrifice there? If not, he should have been. Small ball, Doc. Give it a chance.

  5. Reporting from L.A.: Too many errors, allowing too many stolen bases, too few starting pitchers. I know. I’m just saying the obvious.

  6. Watching while
    cooking and eating (huevos rancheros, WBB). Price did a good job. And now a
    new pitcher!