Game 149, 2021

Dodgers at Reds, 11:10 AM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Ohio, SPNLA

The Dodgers give the ball to RHP Max Scherzer (14-4, 2.17 ERA), while the Reds hand theirs to RHP Sonny Gray (7-7, 3.80 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1964 Willie Davis broke a 16-inning, 3–3 stalemate between the Phillies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium with a walk-off steal of home. With two outs in the bottom of the 16th, Davis reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch by Philadelphia’s Jack Baldschun, then stole home on reliever Morrie Steevens.
  • 1984 The Tigers, with a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
  • 2006 The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.

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58 thoughts on “Game 149, 2021

  1. Once here, I suggested that Yan Gomes was the best Brazilian baseball player ever, but I have revised my opinion based on new evidence. He’s still very good, at a premium position, but I have since learned that Bo Bichette is Brazilian. He was born in Florida, but his mother is from Porto Alegre and he actually played for Brazil in the World Baseball Classic.

  2. I’d love to see Seager return on a long term contract next year. He has had a few injuries that has kept him out of the lineup that could affect his contract.

    Bellinger seems intent to match Seager with injuries. Maybe the Dodgers should trade for Byron Buxton. He has a hard time staying in a lineup as well.

  3. Lets go Dodgers. As close to a must win game as we’ve played all year. I believe Scherzer and the offense will get it done.