July 25, 2021

1920 Dodgers Week 6: A million rainouts (True Blue LA)

If there’s been one overriding theme so far for the 1920 Dodgers, it isn’t all those extra innings, though those games have been plentiful. So far, the story of the season is terrible weather.

The Dodgers this season have played 25 games in 39 days. They’ve been rained out 13 times, including four straight days this last week. The final two games at Robison Field in St. Louis were rained out Sunday and Monday, followed by the first two games at Redland Field in Cincinnati washed away on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Once the Dodgers finally got their week started on the field, Thursday in Cincinnati, they were blanked by the Reds, 7-0. Dutch Ruether pitched his second shutout in three games for the Reds, lowering his ERA to 1.21 on the season, including three total runs allowed in 44 innings so far in May.

Brooklyn returned the favor on Friday, blanking the Reds 3-0 behind Leon Cadore, the iron man with his best game since the 26-inning marathon three weeks earlier. Cadore on the season has a 1.10 ERA in 65⅓ innings. In six starts.

The Dodgers rode that offensive wave Saturday in Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 4-1 to back Burleigh Grimes. First baseman Ed Konetchy doubled…

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