Game 108, 2021

Astros at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet SW, SPNLA

RHP Lance McCullers (8-2, 3.23 ERA) pitches for the visiting Astros. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Walker Buehler (11-1, 2.19 ERA).

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 In the second All-Star Game played this summer, Yogi Berra’s two-run home run off Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale in the third inning at the LA Memorial Coliseum proves to be the difference in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the Senior Circuit. The home run will be the last one hit by a Bronx Bomber in a Mid-Summer Classic game for 41 years until Derek Jeter goes deep in 2001.
  • 1995 Making his first start for the Rockies since being acquired from the Mets, Brett Saberhagen gives up 13 hits and walks three batters, but gets the win in the team’s 9-4 win over the Dodgers. The sellout crowd gives their new hurler an enthusiastic standing ovation when he departs the game with one out in the seventh inning.
  • 1997 Jeromy Burnitz, coming off the bench in the Brewers’ 6-5 loss to Seattle at County Stadium, homers as a pinch hitter for the second consecutive time, tying an American League record. The major league mark for consecutive pinch-hit appearances with a home run is three, shared by Lee Lacy (Dodgers – May 2, 6, and 17, 1978) and Del Unser (Phillies – June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979).
  • 2013 The first-place Dodgers set a franchise record, winning their 13th consecutive game on the road with their 3-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Giants established the National League mark in 1916 when the team won 17 straight games away from the Polo Grounds.

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46 thoughts on “Game 108, 2021

  1. It is galling to lose to these guys….The Dodgers have officially completed two-thirds of their season (108 games) at 64-44. That translates to 96-66….We follow perhaps our best game of the season, a 13-0 win at Arizona, with one of our worst. This is often a hard team to figure out. Still, we’re just 3 1/2 behind the Giants with Scherzer going Wednesday night.

  2. In Texas tonight, old friend D.J. Peters scored from first on a single – standing up.

  3. Re the above game intro: Lee Lacy owns a house just a couple blocks from us in Oakland. He doesn’t live there but, while walking the dog several years ago, I got in a conversation with one of his nephews. He was also a ballplayer (though not professional).

  4. Dodger batting averages since the All-Star break:

    –Betts .600 (15 ABs)
    –Pollock .410 (61)
    –Muncy .327 (49)
    –Taylor .319 (69)
    –Barnes .318 (22)
    –Smith .318 (44)
    –Seager .300 (10)
    –Turner .254 (59)
    –Pujols .241 (29)
    –McKinney .200 (35)
    –Beaty .192 (26)
    –Bellinger .132 (53)
    –Raley .111 (9)
    –Lux .100 (10)
    –McKinstry .071 (28)

  5. NL West marks since the All-Star break:
    –Giants 10-7
    –Padres 8-7
    –Dodgers 8-8 (despite outscoring the opposition 84-61 in those 16 games).
    –Diamondbacks 7-8
    –Rockies 6-8

  6. What a bummer of a game. Which team was pumped up and which team didn’t execute?

  7. It’s long past time where Bellinger should have been benched or sent to OKC to work on his swing. He is a huge hole in the lineup, wherever he bats. Bellinger has 3 hits in his last 20 at bats, all infield singles.

  8. Going into the seventh, the Beerguys were no-noing the Bucs 4-0. In the bottom of the inning, it’s now 5-4 Pittsburgh.

  9. Snakes have taken a 3-0 lead over the Gnats in the second. I hate to have to root for BadGums, but he’s the lesser of evils tonight.

  10. Imagine if/when Joe Kelly pitches. This crowd will go absolutely WILD! And hopefully Kelly will be effectively wild himself!

  11. I have my writer’s group tonight so I’m counting on you guys to cheer Blue on to a decisive win!