Game 124, 2021

Mets at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: FS1, SPNLA, WPIX

Old friend LHP Rich HIll (6-4, 4.08 ERA) goes for the Mets and RHP Max Scherzer (10-4, 2.89 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1975 The Reuschel brothers of the Cubs join forces to blank the Dodgers, 6-0. Rick goes 6 1/3 innings and Paul finishes the game for the first shutout thrown by siblings.
  • 1990 The Phillies overcome an eight-run deficit, scoring nine runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Dodgers, 12-11. John Kruk’s pinch-hit three-run homer ties the game, and two batters later, Carmelo Martinez’s double plates Rod Booker with the eventual winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest.

  • 2005 Florida suspends their bat boy for six games after the 11 year-old accepts former Marlin and current Dodger hurler Brad Penny’s $500 dare to drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour without throwing up. The Milk Processor Education Program will promise to pay off the dare and to cover the lost wages resulting from the suspension if the sixth grader, who is able to drink the quantity in the allotted time but cannot keep it down, agrees to drink three glasses every 24 hours.


139 thoughts on “Game 124, 2021

  1. The Gnats gnow trail only 5-4 after the shipment of BALCO Flaxseed Oil finally appears to have arrived in their clubhouse.

  2. Please buckle your seat belts and return your seat backs and tray tables to the upright position. We may be experiencing some turbulence.

  3. Alonso – the HR King. (And a misplay at the wall.) too bad we didn’t score more in the previous inning.

  4. Is Trea Turner the first Dodgers leadoff hitter with legitimate power since Davey Lopes? Or am I forgetting someone?

  5. A’s lead the Giants, 4-2, after three. All three A’s runs in the first inning were unearned. Flores, at third base for the Giants, made a three-base error on the first batter of the game.

  6. NL West records in August:
    Dodgers 13-3
    Giants 13-4
    Rockies 9-7
    Diamondbacks 8-9
    Padres 7-9

  7. Third inning in a row where Max has struck out the batter for the third out with a runner in scoring position.

    • Scherzer can really bear down. The Mets have put a man on second in every inning and are 0-for-6 with RISP.

    • The Dodgers and the Diamondbacks share the MLB lead with the most unearned runs allowed at 63. But, surprisingly, we have only the 11th worst fielding percentage.

  8. I will always have a warm spot for Rich Hill. I hope he pitches well today and that we win. It’s as simple as that.

  9. I have become friends with a local businessman who was a Red Sox farmhand while Rich Hill was pitching for Boston. I asked him who was the nicest person he ever met in baseball. His answer was Rich Hill. On the opposite side of the spectrum: Jon Lester.

    • My direct connections with professional baseball players are limited, but the nicest I ever met was Ron Cey. I first saw him play in junior high, and he was shockingly modest about his abilities.

  10. Notice that there is a little of the Snake uniform business (not sure what you call it) that I dislike so much. Thank goodness that is all.

  11. Won’t be around for today’s game. But a friend from university just sent me a picture – she and her husband are at the game.