Game 137, 2021

Dodgers at Giants, 4:00 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

Yesterday the Dodgers’ broadcast was done from Dodger Stadium. I don’t recall hearing why the announcers aren’t traveling to away games. I assume it has to do with Covid-19, but I don’t know for sure. Does anyone?

RHP Walker Buehler (13-2, 2.05 ERA) starts for the Dodgers, and the Giants will use their bullpen again. Let’s hope the results of that decision are similar to yesterday’s.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1908 Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.
  • 1938 For the third time this season, Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop will hit .308 and was named to the National League All-Star team, the first of three consecutive games he’ll play in the Mid-summer classic.
  • 1955 In an 11-4 win over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer, establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season. The victory is Newk’s 20th of the season.
  • 1978 On a night the Dodgers and Angels are scheduled to play at home on the same date, which is a rare occurrence, each team has their game rained out, another oddity in Los Angeles. The second time both clubs’ home contests will be washed out on the same day in the City of Angels will take place late in the season in 1986.
  • 1998 Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark, reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. The Giants outfielder’s five singles, two doubles, two homers, and six walks during the streak break Dodger Pedro Guerrero’s mark of 14 established in 1983.


38 thoughts on “Game 137, 2021

  1. We just got home from some shopping and washing the dog at a pet store. I reviewed the play-by-play. Rather shocking, but Buehler was due for an outing that was not stellar. The top of the second was painful. As for Bellinger, he seems simply useless at the plate. Let McKinstry start…Still, it’s early.

  2. I’m off to my friend’s house to watch Ferris and the Dodgers swat the Gnats. May check in sporadically.

    Today’s baseball oddity: the Pads’ Paddack has finished six innings against the Asterisks, and leads 3-1, with neither a BB nor a K. He’s thrown only 59 pitches.

  3. I don’t think Kewshaw, Taylor, or Jansen will be Dodgers next year and Bellinger will not do well in arbitration. That could result in Dodgers signing Trea Turner and Seager. If Bauer is off the payroll next year then Scherzer probably will be.

  4. I don’t know which team will wind up using the most pitchers but I predict the Dodgers will win—the game.

  5. Greasylocks Crawford is the ultimate advert for BALCO Flaxseed Oil. A rapidly declining 30-something who suddenly turns it around.

  6. The Giants hit for the cycle against Buehler before there were two outs in the second inning.

  7. The only thing I care about this game is not a 1 game lead for whoever wins today. More valuable is the tie breaker if the 2 teams have the same record at the end of the season. So it’s actually a 2 game swing.

  8. Pfft. Matt Vasgersian just told us the fans have taken well to the blue Dodger uniforms. I’d like to see the poll results. I think they’re hideous. They look like either pajamas or slow-pitch softball unis.

  9. Covid precautions are why they don’t travel with the team. Moreover, I understand that either Friday or Saturday’s game was done outside of DS because of an event (concert?) taking place there.