Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, ESPN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
LHP Ryan Weathers (4-7, 5.01 ERA) goes for the Padres and RHP Max Scherzer (15-4, 2.28 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.
On this day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1951 Don Newcombe becomes the first black pitcher to win twenty games in a season. In a must-win for the Dodgers, the right-hander bests Robin Roberts, also a 20-game-winner, when he blanks the Phillies at Shibe Park, 5-0.
- 1959 At the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the Dodgers capture the NL flag with a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Braves, taking the first two games of the three-game playoff necessitated by the teams being tied on the last day of the season. The deciding run comes in the bottom of the 12th inning, after the first two batters make outs, when Gil Hodges walks and scores on singles by Joe Pignatano and Carl Furillo.
- 1976 Tommy Lasorda is named to succeed Walter Alston as Dodger manager. ‘Smokey’ compiled a 2040-1613 record (.558), during his 23-year tenure with the club, winning seven pennants and four world championships.
- 1979 Manny Mota sets a major league record with his 146th career pinch hit, a single to right field, in LA’s 6-2 victory over Chicago at Dodger Stadium. The Dominican Republic native surpasses the all-time record set by Smoky Burgess, who collected his last hit as a pinch-hitter in 1967.
- 2000 Gary Sheffield ties the Dodgers’ franchise single-season home run record when he goes deep off Woody Williams in the team’s 3-0 victory over San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium. The left fielder, with his career best 43rd round tripper, now shares the team mark with Duke Snider, who established the record in 1956 when he played for Brooklyn.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Padres: pic.twitter.com/GR9uVRMaFc
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 29, 2021
It could be. It might be. It is. Home Run. Tie game.
I hope that we don’t have the St. Louis Blues next week.
No, the Snakes lost.
Explain the difference.
It seems to imply that the Gnats are not earning the wins. That the other team is somehow choking it away and the Gnats don’t deserve any of the credit for winning.
A coping mechanism of a sort.
Yes, please explain.
Probably the most famous of all Winnipeg based bands – musicians.
Whoops wrong thread!
“She’s Come Undone” (Undun) — by The Guess Who
More Winnipeg music.
I did not know that.
From Wikipedia: Burton Lorne Cummings OC OM (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is best known for leading The Guess Who during that band’s most successful period from 1966 to 1975, and for a lengthy solo career. Cummings has been inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been cited as one of the most influential performers in Canadian rock music. He has also been named as an officer of the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba. The Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg is named in his honor.
This is a big loss if Gavin is out. He’s been playing so well since he was called back up.
Any word on Gavin?
Neck stinger, Roberts said.
That’s a new one on me.
Hope Luxy is OK.
The Dodgers have now won all 11 of Scherzer’s starts. He is 7-0 as a Dodger.
Meanwhile, from Grant, https://twitter.com/GrantBrisbee/status/1443450464020819971?s=20
Happiest for Belli.
Absolutely. With a slice of joy for Jansen!
He was unbelievable.
Totally. Could be the start of his resurgence.
His first homer since when?
Just off the top of my head? 2019.
And Bumgarner seeks revenge against the Giants on Thursday.
Either that, or he throws the game in sympathy with his former mates.
Are we all glad we stuck with it?
Tomorrow may be the only time I’ll ever be rooting for BadGums to walk away with a victory.
The Commutative Law of Addition says that it doesn’t matter what order you add up numbers, you will always get the same answer
And that answer is: Dodgers win, Padres lose?!
(No, you had it: 1+4 = 4+1.)
Oh. Haha. Gotcha.
I wish that I could party with all of you tonight.
How sweet that would be!
Best win of the year!
Feel good win of the year for sure.
“Unbelievable” by EMF:
KK- enley!!! There’s two!
K – enley! There’s one!!
Up by 4. Down by 4. Back up by 2.
Finish it up now, Mr. Kenley.
Thank you, Winnipeg Dave, for mentioning four homers in an inning a short while ago.
I realize it was 9-6 when I commented, as it was right after the Mookie HR. But it was the spirit of the thought for sure.
Sept 18, 2006.
And now: Sept 29, 2021.
This bodes well for the team’s psyche!
All of ours as well!
This! So true.
OH MY GOSH!!!
You gotta be kidding me.
Hahahaha!!! What a game!
I’ll settle for a wild pitch.
Come on Seags.
Is Nomar on the bench?
Ha. In the booth. But yeah. I talked about that 30 min ago myself. When it was 9-5.
I didn’t say it, but I was thinking it.
I didn’t even dare hope.
Dang. Why’d they pull Pagan?
Goodness gracious! Not Scherzer’s night, I see, but 3 HRs in this inning to tie?!?
Did you just join us?
Welcome to the party.
Well good timing!
I like Mookie coming up next.
“Just One More” by George Jones:
Don’t stop now!
Pujols is going to be hugging the whole team soon.
Hope the Giants are watching.
Crowd was yelling Cody! Cody! Cody!
Now that’s futuring!
Time for Bellinger to partially redeem a lost season.
Tim got just a bit too excited by that fly ball.
Just missed it, CT3!
Well well well!!!
You future people are way ahead of me.
We need two more “wells.”
So that all’s well that ends well?
That would be (s)well.
I’m changing my tune to “Step by Step” by the Crests:
Just a few more steps to go!!
Good start Munce.
New career high. 36
Two more shots. Lets go boys.
You are calling it!
And by shots did you mean solo homers?!
I recall another Dodger-Padres game where the Dodgers were down 9-5. Of course that was in the 9th inning, so it’s all ruined now.
Gasatrol not getting it done. Not a high leverage guy yet.
He has been, but not tonight!
Brusdar caught whatever Max had, and then some.
Yep. Not good. Still no outs.
This could be curtains tonight. Gnats win 1-0.
Snakes lose 1-0.
Comes to the same thing.
Trying very hard to be fascinated and not frustrated with the Dodgers tonight.
Trying. Very. Hard.
We are epically failing. So there is that!
It’s all gotten a bit easier to find the fascinating.
Here’s what we’re dealing with. https://twitter.com/konstructivizm/status/1443218506229731338?s=20
Bruilh gets it done.
Alright Dodgers. Still in it to win it.
I was not expecting this tonight. At. All.
Could be good night on 9 straight division titles.
But not World Series aspirations. Unless they, you know, play like this in the playoffs.
It was going to take a minor miracle as it was.
He really hurt himself.
I fear it’s a collarbone.
And maybe ribs and shoulder as well.
And facial contusion.
Did they somehow secretly move this game to Coors but still make it look like DS?
That is not good. That’s inexperience.
Gavin hit that wall hard. He got hammered. Terrible.
Caratini is so annoying tonight!
Giants just took a 1-0 lead in the 7th. Here’s how: a leadoff single, a stolen base by a pinch runner, a sacrifice bunt, a sacrifice fly.
It’s the little things.
As the photo illustrates.
Dodgers: four hits in the first inning, one in the second, none since. It’s a familiar script.
We need to hire new writers.
The first inning feels like it happened about a week ago – to a completely different team.
If the Padres wanted to win over Dodger fans, they could pass over their 5 runs to the Dbacks tonight.
And they could sweep the last series of their season.
Best inning of the night for Max.
Here’s an interesting scenario. https://twitter.com/GrantBrisbee/status/1443423739320799233?s=20
I’m hoping the Mariners and Jays make it in.
Definitely the Mariners.
I don’t have strong except that I want Yanquis to lose. I like the ex-Dodgers on the Sawx (except for 1B coach Tom Goodwin, an anti-vaxxer who will not be allowed on the field in the post-season).
This. For sure this.
Wonder if the Cy Young race opens up a bit, considering these last 2 starts from Scherzer.
There’s a K! Good pitch.
Pads with 9 hits already.
Only the top of the fifth? Feels
like we should be later in the game.
Every time I peek at the Gnats-D-backs game a D-back kills a potential rally with a GIDP.
I decline to pay attention to the Gnats.
Just as surprising Max only has 1 k tonight.
All that Cy Young talk got to him.
So how many of the runs against Max are unearned?
Looks like just 1.
I was hoping for two.
Doesn’t look good on the Dodgers, this poor play.
No meatballs to Manny please.
Defense not helping Max one bit.
Oh for Pete’s sake! TWO errors?!?!?!
On really routine plays.
Terrible on all counts.
Max serving up his pitches right down the middle. So uncharacteristic. When we gave him four in the first I thought this was going to be a rout.
Better tonight than in Oct. Get it out of your system now Max.
Looked like a walk in the park.
Scherzer not at his scharpest.
No, he ain’t.
Like Schlitz beer. Not great, but not terrible.
Caratini is annoying me.
CT3 blows a really routine play that any of us would probably have made.
Need to tack on some more runs.
The challenge fails.
Got the call on that one. He looked safe to me.
Certainly not enough to overturn.
I’ll take it.
Hmmm. That was not a great pitch.
Gonna have to get more runs.
Rats. Hung the slider.
Max ain’t hitting much, but he’s not likely to match Bob Buhl. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14b44889ae97fe4ae60b7e55a8196c423d09457be097fe3217ec811db7132f80.png
Cards finally lose.
That was some run!
One for the ages. Sure put a damper on the Reds season.
Weird weird HR right there.
Yep. That pitch was way high. Got lucky.
Max couldn’t believe it.
LOL I saw that.
I was thinking this morning how I have greatly under-appreciated this team. All because they are not (currently) leading the division, I have been more frustrated than fascinated with the 2021 Dodgers.
Better than Hot Pockets and Hot Potato.
Good timely hitting tonight!
Good start. Lets go Dodgers.
Trea pulling away to NL batting crown. Ex-mate Soto went 1-4 today and is at .318.
Okay Max. Get the third out here.
Re the above intro: I recall the 1959 season fondly, though I was very young. A friend’s father, a former major leaguer named Marv Rickert, was siting in a bar in Tacoma and called a clutch homer by Gil Hodges, winning a spontaneous bet. I consider that season a good precedent for this one.
Regarding Manny Mota, he was one of my favorite Tacoma Giants (they were gnot Gnats), and he autographed my scorecard one night. Unfortunately, that went missing in my parents’ house and I couldn’t find it after they died. Tom Haller also played in Tacoma.
Manny is still third on the list of career pinch hits with 150, behind Lenny Harris (212) and Mark Sweeney (175).