Monday, July 04, 2016

Series Thread (Games 85-87), July 4-6 vs. Orioles

7/4, 6p: Julio Urias (1-2, 4.09) vs. Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 5.77).
DODGERS 7, ORIOLES 5. WIN STREAK = 5

7/5, 7p: Kenta Maeda (7-5, 2.82) vs. Chris Tillman (10-2, 3.71).
ORIOLES 4, DODGERS 1

7/6, 12n: Bud Norris (4-7, 3.89) vs. Kevin Gausman (1-6, 3.97).
ORIOLES 6, DODGERS 4 (14)

Happy 4th! And 5th! And 6th! (These Series Threads are taking some getting used to.) The Dodgers are back on the schneid, looking for their third straight series win after taking two of three from the Brewers and sweeping the Rockies, going from eight to five games back of the Giants in the process.

The first-place Orioles are a formidable opponent, even if they're not a natural one (Baltimore last visited L.A. in 2004). Hey, remember when Andre Ethier hit one out of Camden Yards? Good times.

99 comments:

karen said...

Vinny opening up with the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen our National Anthem. Awww Vin, you are the man.

Steve Sax said...

Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
A-Gon 1B
Thompson CF
Puig RF
Grandal C
Venable LF
Urias P

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through1. O's have two RISP with one out in the top of the second. Urias already at 37 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 O's on the Hardy double. What did Puig do to deflect this?

karen said...

Urias at 48 pitches still in 2nd.

karen said...

PUIG'D!! 3-1 O's.

Steve Sax said...

3-2 BAL through three, but Urias is on the ropes here with O's on second and third, with none out

Steve Sax said...

5-2 Baltimore on the Joey Rickard single, scoring two. Urias hasn't gotten an out in the fourth.

Steve Sax said...

Bottom 4, 5-2 BAL. Urias chased

karen said...

I love it when Vin schools us.

Steve Sax said...

Utley and Seager, bringing us back! Utley with a two-out single to score Puig. Then Seager with a single to score SVS (who had walked with two out).

Here's Turner, with two on

Steve Sax said...

5-4 BAL, mid-5

Steve Sax said...

5-4 BAL, mid-6

Steve Sax said...

Baez just pitched two scoreless frames, btw

Steve Sax said...

(i.e., NO HOME RUNS)

spank said...

weak sauce Venable

spank said...

balk

spank said...

Muttley drives in Venable. tied up now

Steve Sax said...

Utley ties it up! but gets thrown out at second. but ties it at 5!

Going to top 7

Steve Sax said...

hey blanton, get it together dude

Cliff Beefpile said...

Happy 4th, mofos. How about this game! 6-5 Blue Crew in the bottom of the 7th!

karen said...

Happy 4th Cliffy!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Happy 4th to you too, Karen! :)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Look at this friggin' bullpen acting all competent and shit.

Steve Sax said...

6-5 LA on the Seager leadoff triple and JT sac.

Now in the bottom of the eighth

spank said...

the British have arrived in my hood.

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick scores Taylor! 7-5 LA. LA wins challenge call on the tag

Steve Sax said...

Wow, I just realized how ghastly these fourth of july hats are, with the background print

Cliff Beefpile said...

Five in a row!

Steve Sax said...

HUGE come-from-behind victory there for the boys. Six out of seven!

karen said...

Great win for the Boys!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Yay WINZ!

Steve Sax said...

Maeda is really struggling in this second game

Orel said...

Three-run Machado bomb makes it 4-1 Orioles in the 5th

Orel said...

...which gives us time to get to the weak underbelly of their bullpen

Orel said...

(yes, they have one too)

Orel said...

(I know ours has been pretty good lately)

Orel said...

No soft underbelly yet. Tillman gets through the 7th

spank said...

could swear that i saw Ethier in the Dodgers dugout during todays game. fuck,i wish he'd just go away.

Orel said...

GAME 3
Utley, 2B
Seager, SS
Turner, 3B
Gonzalez, 1B
Thompson, CF
Kendrick, LF
Van Slyke, RF
Ellis, C
Norris, P

Orel said...

Turner 2-run HR in the 1st!

Fred's Brim said...

will they ever stop scoring?!?
get it together, Bud, if that is your real name

Fred's Brim said...

Bud can't close out the opposing pitcher and is now up to 78 pitches in the 4th.
Our poor bullpen. If you thought it was terrible before (it's not), imagine it overworked!

Fred's Brim said...

But he get NotPacman to fly out to end the inning. 3-2 burds

Orel said...

4-4 in the 6th

Orel said...

soft underbelly time!

Fred's Brim said...

That was sadder than sad

Orel said...

You mean the Thompson three-pitch strikeout? Or Howie backwards K on a 3-2 count?

Orel said...

Dodgers with bases loaded and two out in the 8th...

Orel said...

YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENED

Orel said...

xtras

Orel said...

J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra 1m

33 combined strikeouts today is a new Dodger Stadium record.

spank said...

Earlier Vin snarked on JT's game saying that Turner went from Hero to Zero only Vin couldn't say Zero. would have been epic had he did. Sack up,Vin!

Fred's Brim said...

for chrissakes

Fred's Brim said...

JP in to ruin everything

Fred's Brim said...

crazy shift lets Machado get to third on the grounder to JT playing 2nd second

Fred's Brim said...

Coleman cleans up the mess

Orel said...

In play, out(s)
In play, out(s)
In play, out(s)
In play, out(s)
In play, out(s)
In play, out(s)

Orel said...

To the bottom of the 13th!

Fred's Brim said...

relay from Puig to Utley cuts the run down at the plate

Orel said...

Puig with the cannon arm!

Fred's Brim said...

Scott Kazmir to pinch hit

Fred's Brim said...

In play, out(s)

Fred's Brim said...

Utley 6-7 on the day

Fred's Brim said...

Sheezus, Seager Ks again

Fred's Brim said...

this is going to be so frustrating when we lose

QuadSevens said...

I did not expect to see this game still going when I got home. Into the 14th now.

Fred's Brim said...

Hatcher in to ruin things

Fred's Brim said...

and Baez is loosening up, yay

Fred's Brim said...

ruiner!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck
Hatcher you are no good

Fred's Brim said...

ass

Fred's Brim said...

shitheel

Orel said...

final score updated

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK
stupidass game

Fred's Brim said...

hurry up and get this over with

Fred's Brim said...

shitass shitmasters

Fred's Brim said...

Connie Britton in to send up home
not getting anything off her

Fred's Brim said...

Maryland can go to hell. That state's like Delaware if it got drunk and shit its pants but was too drunk to realize it

Orel said...

AGon doubles! If Thompson hadn't dived in the top of the inning....

Fred's Brim said...

time to do something, anything, Trayce

Orel said...

Trayce walks! DOUBLE PLAY TIME

Fred's Brim said...

Trayce walks to set up the final double play of the evening

Fred's Brim said...

Howie tried for the DP but failed at that too

Fred's Brim said...

challenging the call at second

Fred's Brim said...

oh lord, Hatcher is coming up

Fred's Brim said...

i mean on deck

Fred's Brim said...

now would be a wonderful time for a 3-run homer

Fred's Brim said...

Howie better be stealing second

Fred's Brim said...

is that old lady behind the plate wearing a Coogi sweater?

Fred's Brim said...

heh walking Grandal to face Hatcher, moving the tying run to second

Fred's Brim said...

stupidass game

Orel said...

Bases loaded and two out for...Hatcher

Orel said...

The O's won the war of attrition

Fred's Brim said...

stupidass
take take taks

Fred's Brim said...

sigh

Fred's Brim said...

did Hatcher hurt himself running down to first?

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all

Steve Sax said...

We finally drop a series while using these Series Threads.