Game 121, 2021

Pirates at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet PIT, SPNLA

RHP JT Brubaker (4-12, 5.13 ERA) pitches for the Pirates. The Dodgers are using multiple members of their bullpen.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 Long time baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77 year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 1982 In the second longest game in franchise history, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

A sad note: On this day in 1967 Jack Hamilton of the Angels threw a fastball which shattered Tony Conigliaro’s left cheekbone. The 22 year-old Red Sox slugger missed the rest of 1967 and all of the following year and never came close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.

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131 thoughts on “Game 121, 2021

  1. White’s going so deep into this game is huge, given that tomorrow will also be a bullpen game.

    Gnats do gnot play tomorrow, which is unfortunate given how they burned their pen today.

  2. Mitch White is the first Dodgers
    reliever to go 7.1 scoreless IP since Ed Roebuck on 6/24/1960.

  3. One more out to go. I don’t call being so invested in a regular season 9-0 game and rooting for the shutout to be finished up.

  4. If White throws a scoreless inning here – that’s got to be one of the best “relief” pitching jobs in Dodger history.

  5. Going to the bottom of the 8th:
    1-4 hitters: 9 for 14, 8R, 9 RBI.
    5-8 hitters: 0 for 13, 0R, 0RBI.

  6. Some year there will be a bill come due in regards to playing the Pirates. Last time they had a losing record against them was not that long ago. In 2016, they had a 2-5 record vs Pittsburgh.
    But since then:
    2021: 6-0 (if they win tonight)
    23-2 is like a 149 win season over 162 games.

  7. Jake Reed, who pitched the 12th and final inning of the Mets’ 6-2 win over the Giants today (a non-save situation) has pitched for four AAA teams this season and two MLB clubs — the Dodgers and the Mets.

  8. My son’s flag football season ended tonight with a nothing-went-right, crushing loss 45-13.
    This game is a small balm to my soul.

  9. My son’s flag football season ended tonight with a nothing-went-right, crushing loss 45-13.
    This game is a small balm to my soul.

  10. Mitch White and the makings of an all-colorful MLB pitching staff: Mitch White, Dallas Green, Vida Blue, Joe Black, Kevin Brown, Josiah Gray and Moses Yellow Horse.

  11. Mitch White + Andre Jackson = Josiah Gray?

    I know they don’t – but they have pitched well the last few nights.

  12. I kinda like bringing in White here. It’s like working a really short week – get one guy out and you are through your first “inning” of work.

    Of course, it helps to get that out early.

  13. LF AJ
    1b Max
    3b Justin
    SS Corey
    C Will
    CF Cody
    RF Billy
    2b Gavin
    P Bruihl

    CT3 and Trea both sitting. Seems to me you could rest them on seperate days.