Game 97, 2021

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

The visiting Giants send RHP Logan Webb (4-3, 3.54 ERA) to the Dodger Stadium mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urías (12-3, 3.78 ERA). Urías’ 12 wins tie him for the Major League Lead with the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1930 Harvey Henrick’s ninth-inning three-run round-tripper off the bench gives the Dodgers a dramatic 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Redbirds at Ebbets Field in the first game of a twin bill. Redbirds George Puccinelli and Jim Bottomley and Brooklyn’s Hal Lee also homer appearing as pinch-hitters in the game.
  • 1956 In a 13-6 defeat to the Cubs, Dodgers’ shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect 2000 hits, and teammate Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.
  • 1963 The usually mild-mannered Dodger manager Walter Alston is thrown out of both games of a doubleheader when the Braves sweep a twin bill from Los Angeles for the first and only time in Milwaukee, 7-2 and 13-7. To make matters worse, the manager has beer thrown in his face by a hometown fan as he leaves the second game. (My thanks to Lee for sharing this entry. He attended the game at County Stadium as a ten year-old. -LP)
  • 2003 At Dodger Stadium, Vladimir Guerrero hit his 226th career home run, breaking Andre Dawson’s club record. The Expos’ right fielder hits his milestone round-tripper off Odalis Perez, a 454-foot blast over the left field wall.

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152 thoughts on “Game 97, 2021

  1. That was the same exact pitch he called a strike on us. And I should know. I’m inches away.

  2. Julio is cooking out there. Nothing to the outfield even since the Belli catch.

  3. Julio has throw as many as 101 this year, but Doc might be tempted to bring a righty against Ruf.

  4. Thairo mystery solved. Father named Jairo (or Jhairo), so they just made it up for a twist.

  5. Treinen was so smooth and efficient in the 8th. And then this tire-fire of an outing. But it happens. Hopefully next time Jansen pitches though, it is with a 3 run lead.

  6. Righties own Pujols. I think I would have started Neuse at 2nd and Muncy at 1st.

  7. Question of the night: Will Urias pass Belli in OPS?
    Ok maybe there are more important questions but still, I will be tracking it.

  8. Hopefully Urias can get through the 1st inning unscathed. Really gonna need his A game tonight. Go Dodgers!!!

  9. Dodgers pick up Bill McKinney from Mets. Never heard of him, but would provide a more experienced option than Reks. Lefthanded batting outfielder, who has been about league average in hitting righthanded pitchers.