Game 146, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Luke Weaver (3-4, 4.24 ERA) takes the hill for the D-Backs and RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.79 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1951 Preacher Roe wins his 20th game of the season when the Dodgers beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 3-1. The 36 year-old southpaw will finish the season with a 22-3 record.
  • 2002 Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he walks and scores as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers against the Rockies. The 24 year-old first baseman-outfielder played for the 1990 Taiwan team which won the Little League World Series.
  • 2008 Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, with his eighth-inning thievery in a 7-4 loss to the Braves at Shea Stadium, becomes the first player to have four straight seasons of 50 or more stolen bases playing for a New York area team, which also includes Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants. The accomplishment extends the infielder’s own record, as he is also the only Gotham major leaguer to achieve the feat for three consecutive years.

Also, in 1990 Mariner Ken Griffey and his son, Junior, become the first father and son to hit homers in the same major league game. The back-to-back blasts are given up by Angel hurler Kirk McCaskill.

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96 thoughts on “Game 146, 2021

  1. WinnipegDave: Your puns on Smith-Faria were very good. I just noticed them. I hadn’t noticed them furlong.

  2. Giants won, 6-1.
    Tomorrow’s pitching matchups: Musgrove vs. TBD in San Francisco; Bumgarner vs. Urias in L.A.

  3. It’s been kind of a 3 Dog Night here in terms of commenters. Here’s hoping we are singing Joy to the World at the end of the evening.

  4. Wow – biggest spread between wild card teams (so, since 2011) has been 6 games. Dodgers currently up by 16 games on the number 2 WC team. From Joe Davis

  5. So Dodgers vs… Cardinals? If the season ended right now, it appears that would be the playoff matchup.

  6. Faria entered the game with an ERA of 5.23 this season. Perhaps he should consider a job trimming and shoeing horses’ hooves.

  7. I thought the Dodgers might have had 99 HBP after last night. The correct number, entering tonight, is 98.

      • The site updated the number during the game. I didn’t think it did that, so I got ahead of myself.

  8. This inning kinda shows why AZ is approximately 300 games out of playoff contention. Give or take a few games.

    Although they do get Belli to ground into a double play.

  9. Not that it matters really – but why do the Giants always play their games earlier than the Dodgers? Might be nice to put the pressure on them every so often with the Dodgers leading/winning first.