Game 139, 2021

Dodgers at Cardinals, 4:45 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Midwest, SPNLA

The Dodgers have yet to announce a starter, while LHP J.A. Happ (8-7, 6.20 ERA) goes for the Cardinals.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1903 A year before the first subway line is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.
  • 1916 The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The ‘Jints’ start the span two games under .500 and make up nine games in the standings, but remain in fourth place during the entire streak.
  • 1962 With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern National League record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Bob Bescher established the mark in 1911, playing left field for Cincinnati.
  • 1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, a Labor Day crowd of 26,390 fans watches the first-place Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers. The attendance for the twin bill brings the season’s total to 1,224,172 patrons, breaking the all-time franchise home attendance record established by the Whiz Kids in 1950.
  • 2001 Shawn Green breaks a franchise record for homers in a season with his 44th home run, the first of two dingers the Dodger right fielder will hit off Dustin Hermanson in the team’s 7-1 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The previous mark had been shared by Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000).

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49 thoughts on “Game 139, 2021

    • It would be great if the Rockies could salvage the last game of their series vs. the Giants, but Colorado’s pitching is weak.

  1. I wonder what Scandinavian country Lars Nootbaar’s family hails from. I’d guess Sweden.

  2. This is Knebel’s seventh season in the majors, yet Gameday apparently has no picture of him.

  3. Is Wednesday night another bullpen game for us? Doc has already used six relievers tonight, and he will use a seventh in the seventh inning. With the slightly expanded rosters — 26 to 28 — how many relievers are we carrying?

  4. Souza’s slash in 46 games with OKC this year: .247/.387/.507/.894, with 9 HR and 27 RBI. He hit 30 homers for Tampa Bay in 2017.

  5. I just looked at a picture of the Lasorda bobblehead on the site. It doesn’t look like him.