Game 116, 2021

Dodgers at Mets, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA, WPIX

LHP Julio Urías (13-3, 3.41 ERA) takes the Citi Field mound for the Dodgers and RHP Tylor Megill (1-2, 3.20 ERA) does the same for the Metropolitans.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1910 In a game which features each team having 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batsman, and 1 passed ball, the Pirates and the Superbas (later to be known as the Dodgers) play to what else – an 8-8 tie.
  • 1951 Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers’ Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various type of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about 10% of the total crowd, take advantage of the team’s unusual promotion.
  • 1965 Dean Chance establishes an American League record when he fans to extend his streak to 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout. The Angels’ right-hander falls one shy of the major league mark set by Sandy Koufax, who whiffed in 12 consecutive plate appearances in 1955.
  • 1982 At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in LA’s 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.
  • 2006 LA’s Greg Maddux and SF’s Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher’s duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin’s 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.
  • 2007 For the first time in 1,303 games, Nomar Garciaparra of the Dodgers is ejected from a game. The 12-year veteran infielder, who is tossed by home plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, is restrained by first base coach Mariano Duncan when he continues to shout and points his bat toward the umpire.

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170 thoughts on “Game 116, 2021

  1. Wednesday morning we learned that a recent houseguest (fully vaccinated) had later come down with COVID (after she had gone to a wedding in Napa where some of the guests arrived from Orange County). This morning we learned that we have tested negative.

  2. Fans yelling “this is bull****.” I’d like to see them try to swing at 100mph with a green laser pointed at their eyeballs.

  3. No eyes, no ears. Was away from Gameday. Why was Urias removed after 5 innings and 82 pitches?

  4. Saying hi from my CFL game. Dodgers seem to be holding their own vs the Mets.
    Go Dodgers.


    Player (Team) Odds

    Zack Wheeler (Philadelphia) +170
    Corbin Burnes (Milwaukee) +300
    Walker Buehler (Los Angeles) +325
    Brandon Woodruff (Milwaukee) +550
    Kevin Gausman (San Francisco) +900
    Max Scherzer (Los Angeles) +1500
    Jacob deGrom (New York) +2000

    A little surprised Urias is not really in the mix.

  6. Good show Julio! Wonder if he has another inning in him, based on body language looking a little gassed.

  7. It would be nice if Julito went at least six, and the Dodgers got a big enough lead to let the back of the pen take it easy.

  8. Regarding the note on Koufax above, not only did Koufax strike out 12 straight times in 1955, his rookie season, those were his only plate appearances that year. Koufax batted .097 in his career. He did hit two homers, including one off Warren Spahn. I can still remember the shock as my mother and I were listening to the game. The other was against Denny Lemaster. Both were in Milwaukee.

  9. My cousin in Denver (we are sons of twin sisters) is not a huge baseball fan, but today he told me has been to the Field of Dreams with his Iowa-born wife.

      • It was tacky but fun. I usually despise in-game commentary, but Kevin Costner was really good. And you can’t complain about the final score.

  10. I will likely missing from action most of tonight. Going with my son and some friends to watch my local CFL team play tonight. Since there was no CFL season at all last year, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are still defending champs from 2019!