Game 132, 2021

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports South, ESPN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Drew Smyly (9-3, 4.54 ERA) pitches for the Braves and LHP Julio Urías (14-3, 3.17 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1918 At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth in a contest that takes only fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton’s base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O’Mara’s errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.
  • 1952 Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughan drowns with a friend when their boat capsized while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville, CA. The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax, in his final decision facing the Mets, lasts only two innings, losing to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw has compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since their inception in 1962.
  • 2000 Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.
  • 2015 The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers has been unable to get a hit; they were held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.


106 thoughts on “Game 132, 2021

    • They had a bit of a power surge also. Luckily, our surge protector was better than theirs.

  1. At Software Stadium, the Beerguys have taken a 2-0 lead over the Gnats in the early going, and are threatening more.

    • Reading up on it, apparently some confusion on the count and whether it might have been a DP if it were the third strike.

  2. Gnats scored in the seventh, but failed to get the tying run in from third with fewer than two outs. The Beerguys back-end of the pen is very strong.

  3. Maybe Mookie’s mom should go to all the games. They are putting on a show for her.

    • Sorry to miss that – I was hiking and listening on the radio. Very old school. But I saw her later in a replay cheering her son from the stands. She looks delightful.

  4. I’m not sorry I missed yesterday’s game. I saw great live music, and today’s is lots more fun.

  5. LAT’d, as the Gnats’ rotation has taken a hit:

    Old friend Alex Wood has gone on the IL with COVID, and Cueto has
    joined him there although the cause of Cueto’s placement is not clear.
    That’s gonna leave the Gnats scrambling for starting pitchers this week.

    Meanwhile, in the District, old friend Keibert got a sacks-loaded situation in his
    first plate appearance for the Nats, but popped out.