Friday, July 29, 2016

Series Thread (Games 103-105), July 29-31 vs. Ekans

7/29, 7p: Kenta Maeda (9-7, 3.25) vs. Zack Godley (3-1, 5.88).
DODGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 7. GB=1

7/30, 6p: Scott Kazmir (9-3, 4.35) vs. Braden Shipley (0-1, 10.13).
DIAMONDBACKS 4, DODGERS 2

7/31, 1p: Bud Norris (6-9, 4.27) vs. Patrick Corbin (4-9, 5.31).
DODGERS 14, DIAMONDBACKS 3. Grandal: 3-run HR; Seager: 3-run HR; Pederson: 2-run HR

Raise your hand or forked tongue if you've never heard of two of those three opposing starters. What happened to the D'backs? They're this year's Padres, who finished 2015 with 74-88 record. Right now the D'backs are trending to a 71-91 record. Ouch.

115 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1
Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Kendrick LF
Grandal C
Toles RF
Pederson CF
Maeda P

Orel said...

So this is still the lineup after we trade Puig?

MR.F said...

I understood that reference!

Also, Orel Hershiser is the wikipedia article of the day

Dusty Baker said...

Dos Equis lady in the stand above my seats just asked me where I've been for awhile.

Also, just saw a t-shirt that said "Make America Very Pleasant Again - Vin Scully 2016"

Dusty Baker said...

And I just caught a Snorlax!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Star Wars night is getting a little silly and played out at this point.

karen said...

I am hot (the weather kind) and O so bitchy. I needs to see me some snake stomping tonight.

Orel said...

Here we go! Hello to Mr. F, Dusty & Karen!

karen said...

Hola Orel!!!

Orel said...

I am hot and bitchy too. Let's see how this works out

Orel said...

Lots of contact but no hits for the Dodgers in the 1st. Gotta believe something will fall eventually

karen said...

Hot and Bitchys 2 - Snakes 0

Orel said...

SF 1, WSH 0, bot 3

karen said...

3-0 Blue B4

Orel said...

*H&Bs

karen said...

Nats tie frisco at 1

Orel said...

Now 2-1 Nats!

karen said...

Now 3-1 Nats.

Orel said...

I like where this is headed

Orel said...

Kenta pulled after 93 pitches. 3-1 Dodgers in the 7th, one out

karen said...

Maeda getting sucky.

Orel said...

Bullpen continuing to get sucky

Orel said...

This is becoming a nightmare inning. Snakes with bases loaded, two in, one out

QuadSevens said...

Fans are getting restless in the reserve level. 6 people in my section are playing Pokemon Go.

Orel said...

And Blanton walks in the tying run

karen said...

Blanton walks in tying run.

Fuck fuck fuck

karen said...

Damn you Orel!

karen said...

Doc coming out with the hook. Avilon in.

karen said...

go ahead run in

Orel said...

FUCK

karen said...

DITTO^^

karen said...

game totally unraveling now

karen said...

They're creaming their designer jeans in frisco.

QuadSevens said...

That was the longest half inning ever!

QuadSevens said...

"Is there anyone left in the bullpen?"
-Mrs. Quad

karen said...

Joc launches a 2 run homer. 7-5 B7

QuadSevens said...

Joc hits a bomb out to right center! This crowd had some life again!

karen said...

@Mrs. Q7...Kenley is all I can think of.

QuadSevens said...

Exactly Karen.

karen said...

TIED!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Woohoo! Utley is the man!

Orel said...

Walk the dog...D'backs score 3, Dodgers score 4. Wow

Orel said...

Puig's last appearance in a Dodger uniform?

Orel said...

And he advances the runner on popup

Orel said...

^a

Orel said...

Grandal RBI-single for the lead!

Orel said...

I'm sure the top of the 8th will not be eventful at all

Orel said...

Giants hit into a triple play

Orel said...

Kenley in for the 4-out save

Orel said...

1 pitch 1 out

Orel said...

Seager insurance! 9-7

karen said...

Here we go...

Orel said...

Giants lose!

Orel said...

Dodgers win!

karen said...

BIG WIN now 1 game out.

Frisco should be hearing Blue footsteps about now.

Cliff Beefpile said...

YEEAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Steve Sax said...

Huge win for the boys tonight

Orel said...

GAME 2
Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Kendrick LF
Grandal C
Toles RF
Pederson CF
Kazmir P

QuadSevens said...

Kemp traded to the Barves for Hector Olivera. When do we play the Barves again? Asking for the MKWs out there.

Orel said...

Not til next year unfortunately

Orel said...

Great avi Q7!

QuadSevens said...

Thanks Orel. It's Kershaw's reaction the Maeda's HR in April.

QuadSevens said...

*to not the.

Orel said...

Thanks for nothing, Nats

spank said...

looks like the Madres have called it a day for thew next five years.

Orel said...

Matt Kemp: from future HoFer to twice-traded damaged goods

karen said...

so I'm just getting on board here....Matty traded again??? And Orel's 'Thanks for nothing Nats'....does that mean frisco beat them today??? I'm sorry that my man Matt is getting the nobody wants him treatment but I am happy he's not in our division.

***Still a proud MKW tho....

karen said...

C'mere gives up lead off home run. 1-0 snakes.

Orel said...

That's right Karen, Matty is now a Brave and the Giants beat the Nats today

karen said...

C'mere is making my Spidey Sense tingle...and not in the good way.

Orel said...

I see Shitty Kazmir showed up today

Orel said...

AGon bloop single followed by Howie GIDP. That kind of day

Orel said...

Bats are just dead tonight

karen said...

^^Along with C'mere's arm.

Orel said...

Getting shut down by Shitley

Orel said...

This is why I find it hard to believe in this year's team. They've had some great wins but then they'll just turn around and drop a turd like this one

Fred's Brim said...

Shit tectonics - do you know what happens what two shit plates collide? Shitquake

Shitass shitmasters

Orel said...

Joc with the too-little-too-late HR. Dodgers lose 4-2

karen said...

Clearly I am going to need to be medicated to survive the rest of this season.

karen said...

Jermac the Magnificent aka JHair with a crystal ball is predicting Chris Archer, Ryan Braun and Jay Bruce will be traded. At least 2 of the 3 will be in Dodger Blue. Also, Puig will remain a Dodger.

karen said...

Norris hurt, coming out with 1 on and 1 out in first. Ross Stripling coming in.

Orel said...

We get away with it cheaply enough. 1-0 Snakes

karen said...

Going to bot 1 Snakes up by 1.

karen said...

Damn you!!!

Orel said...

Dodgers load the bases with two out. Puig up. Guess what happens next

Orel said...

I predict first-pitch foul popup

karen said...

RA for Puig...

karen said...

Double damn you!

Orel said...

AWO

Orel said...

(blows smoke from gun)

karen said...

Hey Orel...Have you heard anything about a trade for Ryan Braun? I hadn't till today.

Orel said...

Nary a peep on Twitter about it, fwiw

Orel said...

That's good, SVS. Give Goldschmidt another chance

Orel said...

SF 1, WSH 0, bot 4

karen said...

WTF kind of balk was that?? Now calling it catcher's interference.

3-0 snakes.

Orel said...

RA with no out for Taylor. Predict GIDP with run scored

Orel said...

But no! Squib single and everyone's safe! 3-1 Snakes

karen said...

Everybody moves up!!! Hot Damn! 3-1 bads guys...Agon coming up to PH with RA and no outs

Orel said...

AGon makes up with the run-scoring GIDP. Dodgers down 3-2

karen said...

Agon GIDP but picks up 2nd run...3-2 d-bas.

karen said...

^d-bags

Orel said...

Howie ties it up!

karen said...

TIED BABY!!!

karen said...

PUIG'D...4-3 BLUE

Orel said...

Trade Puig while his value's high!

Orel said...

Howie didn't even flinch on that HBP

Orel said...

5-3 Dodgers

Orel said...

Grandal 3-run HR!

karen said...

8-3 ON YAZ HOMER IN 6TH.

Orel said...

Giants won, dammit. But Corey's 3-run HR makes it 11-3 Dodgers

QuadSevens said...

Joc added a 2 run bomb! Series win for the boys in blue!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I blame myself for the gnats' wins. I was in Fresno this weekend and, against my better judgement, I tortured myself listening to their radio broadcasts. When I got there the Nats were leading 3-0. The minute I tuned in their offense stalled and the Pendejas Del Norte scored 5 unanswered runs. Back in SoCal though and all is right again.

spank said...

noice

Orel said...

Dammit, Cliffy!

Pride of Dong said...

SO, Friday night was my first game at the park this year. Love the bobble head display! After getting my star wars shirts, we roamed every level, eventually sitting in some seats on reserve so the little ones could be near the playground. I love the new kid's meal options, great new addition! My kids have grown up at the park, each having been to their first games at less than 35 days old, no small feat coming from Fresno, but they have been there a lot, and are very well behaved. So much so, that a pair of security guards came up to us during the seventh inning stretch, and gave each of my kids "47" brand Dodger hats. Still in the bag with the receipt. I can honestly say I have never seen that happen before. At the very beginning of the 9th we started making our way back down, stopping on club level to watch the last out on the TV by the elevators and watch Pope Vinny do his walk by, (I swear he waived at me!) We made our way down to the field level and sniped out some great seats behind home plate to watch the Star Wars-ish music played with Fireworks. After that, we headed out of the park and the long trip back to Fresno.

Only beef I had was, nowhere in the emails about the special night, did it say no Light Sabers. My son had his Kylo Ren hoodie and saber and I wanted to get a pic of him with a few of the troopers on patrol, but all weapons were apparently being checked at the gate. So I had to walk all the way back to the car to drop them off. If you wanted to, a lot of semi fans were throwing their sabers away, so if you had wanted them, there were tons in there!

I'll be back for a few more weekend games before the end of the season, but this was a great first game to be at!