August 5, 2021

Dodgers Flashback: The Anniversary of the Greatest Regular Season Game of My Life Time (Dodgers Nation)



14 years ago today. Vincent Edward Scully on the call. The Los Angeles Dodgers played host to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both teams were in the midst of a tight pennant race, and the LA faithful looked at this game as a must win.

On the mound for the Dodgers, right-hander Brad Penny — an All-Star that season — faced off against San Diego’s ace Jake Peavy on a cool night at Chavez Ravine.

The lineups looked like this:

Padres Dodgers
1. Dave Roberts, left field 1. Rafael Furcal, shortstop
2. Brian Giles, right field 2. Kenny Lofton, centerfield
3. Adrian Gonzalez, first base 3. Nomar Garciaparra, first base
4. Mike Piazza, catcher 4. Jeff Kent, second base
5. Russell Branyan, third base 5. J.D. Drew, right field
6. Mike Cameron, centerfield 6. Russell Martin, catcher
7. Geoff Blum, shortstop 7. Marlon Anderson, left field
8. Josh Barfield, second base 8. Wilson Betemit, third base
9. Jake Peavy, pitcher 9. Brad Penny, pitcher

What a throwback…

The game, by most measures, was not a well played one. Penny served up 4 runs in the first inning. But the Dodgers were a half game behind the Padres in the standings and…

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