Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Series Thread (Games 118-120), Aug 16-18 @ Phillies

8/16, 4p: Kenta Maeda vs Vince Velasquez
DODGERS 15, PHILLIES 5. Utley: 90-second standing ovation before first PA, solo HR, grand slam, 5 RBI. Dodgers in sole possession of first place for first time since May 10.

8/17, 4p: Scott Kazmir vs Jake Thompson
DODGERS 7, PHILLIES 2. AGon: 2 HR, 5 RBIs

8/18, 4p: Bud Norris Ross Stripling vs Jerad Eickhoff
PHILLIES 5, DODGERS 4

Didn't we just play these guys? Anyway, a Philadelphia series is all about Chase Utley's homecoming, so expect to hear plenty about that. And we better take at least two of three here — enough with letting the Giants stay in first place.

83 comments:

Orel said...

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

MR.F said...

sweep those asshole phillies por favor

Orel said...

Wow. Standing O for Chase before his first AB

Orel said...

And then a backwards K. Haha

Orel said...

Everybody strikes out in the 1st

Orel said...

Maeda: 3 pitches, 1 out

Orel said...

KK

Orel said...

Dammit, Reddick tagged it but Herrera makes a nice running catch

Orel said...

Grandal two-out single

Orel said...

Solo HR. Phils 1-0

Orel said...

Ugh, Dodgers strand Howie at second

Orel said...

KKKK

Orel said...

KKKKK

Orel said...

55 pitches thru 4 for Maeda

Orel said...

Howie 2-run HR!

MR.F said...

HOWIE

MR.F said...

Rancho Ardiendo situation

MR.F said...

HBP and BB make it 7-2

MR.F said...

Now another walk from Joc makes it 8-2.

spank said...

13-2? Dayum!

Orel said...

Utley grand slam. Of course

Orel said...

Baez 2-run HR. Of course

MR.F said...

Wow Utley. Wonder if he got a curtain call for the GS...

Orel said...

Not only did he get a curtain call for the GS, he got one earlier for his solo HR. I've never seen an opposing player get a curtain call, let alone two

Orel said...

Jayson Stark Retweeted
@MattGelb 1h

Folks in the press box remember standing ovations for Ripken, Dawson, Daulton and Thome homers. But not a curtain call.

Orel said...

PIT 1, SF 0, bot 1

Orel said...

PIT 2, SF 2, bot 2

MR.F said...

All alone in 1st!

Orel said...

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

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Watching the young rebuilding Phillies makes me realize the Dodgers have it all wrong their approach of trying to balance winning now, with preserving minor league talent for the future.

The Dodgers should have gutted the farm system the past few years for guys like Hamels, Cespedes, etc. That doesn't guarantee a WS ring, but it greatly improves the chances. This fine balancing act they're doing is great if they're content with simply making the playoffs every year.

If you want to win a ring, you gotta be willing to sacrifice talent and be okay with following up a WS championship with a couple of years of rebuilding. Teams like the Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox go ALL IN and then are okay with the post WS drought.

Orel said...

That means no Seager, no Urias. Plus instead of Hamels they could have traded for someone like Price. As the Giants have proved, you just need to reach the postseason. Everything after that is a crapshoot — although based on past experience, I don't see us going far if we make the playoffs. So maybe you're right.

Steve Sax said...

Giants have a day game with Pittsburgh. They were up 4-0 early, but I've just checked again and it's 6-4 PIT, B6!

Steve Sax said...

Nicasio in trouble for the Bucs. Two on, two out, 6-4 PIT, B6

Steve Sax said...

Pirates escape when Nunez goes down on three pitches. 6-4 Pirates through 6

Orel said...

That's former Dodger Juan Nicasio

Steve Sax said...

Nicasio poised to give this game back to the Giants in the seventh, with a leadoff walk to Pagan

Orel said...

He gets out of it. To the 8th we go

Orel said...

To the 9th!

Steve Sax said...

Going to the bottom of the ninth in SF, still 6-4 PIT

Steve Sax said...

dammit

Steve Sax said...

two on, none out for SF

Orel said...

Get your shit together, Bucs

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded. None out. Oyster Pubes up, down 6-4.

This is not good

Orel said...

Pirates trade a DP for a run. I'll take it

Orel said...

Giants lose!

Steve Sax said...

oyster pubes with a run-scoring DP, to make it 6-5, and then Brandon Crawford flies out "softly" to center. Pittsburgh wins a nail-biter.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Whew, that was nail biter! Go Bucos! Raise the red flag.. death and destruction at McCovey Cove.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers were down 1-0 until a three-run HR from A-Gon (T4). 3-1 LA.

Turner just launched a two-run shot in the fifth. 5-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

kazmir falling apart here in the fifth. Walks the bases loaded, two outs, 2-1 count on Altherr...

Steve Sax said...

Kazmir escapes the fifth! 5-1 LA through 5

Steve Sax said...

Kazmir comes out shaky in the sixth. Leadoff HR to make it 5-2 LA, then two straight singles. PULL HIM, DAVE

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon with another HR! With Corey Seager (who had doubled) on base!


7-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

whoops, make that 7-2

Steve Sax said...

blanton gives up a two-out double

Steve Sax said...

But gets out of it. 7-2 LA through 7 full

Steve Sax said...

Seager grounds to third with two out and two RISP. 7-2 through 7.5

Fred's Brim said...

Don't mind that

Fred's Brim said...

I am really worried that the Giants hit rock bottom today and that they'll start playing better starting with the Mets, and be back to their pain-in-the-ass selves when we play them next week

Fred's Brim said...

And I hope we can split vs SF and the Cubs

Steve Sax said...

I still think this is the Cubs year, and probably not ours. But a NL West title would be good.

Steve Sax said...

Ok let's get fired up for today's games

Orel said...

GAME 3
Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Reddick RF
González 1B
Grandal C
Pederson CF
Kendrick LF
Stripling P

spank said...

3-0 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

what the fuck was that toss, Utley? Botched double play ball turns into Phils on second and third, one out (B2)

Steve Sax said...

Stripling now riding off rails

Steve Sax said...

3-1, B2, Phils at corners with one out

Steve Sax said...

Strips escapes. 3-1 LA through 2

Orel said...

Grandal hits one off his scoreboard picture! 4-1 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

just checked back in, and it's 4-2 after the Howard shot

Steve Sax said...

wow, bad miscommunication with grandal and A-gon on that dropped fly ball (that rolled foul).

Steve Sax said...

two-out double by featherston makes it 4-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

4-3 LA, mid-5

Steve Sax said...

two-out double by Franco in the bottom of the fifth

Steve Sax said...

Stripling walks Howard, batting .199, to put Phils on 1st and 2nd with Rupp coming up

Steve Sax said...

walks the bases loaded. gulp

Steve Sax said...

strips Ks Paredes! 4-3 LA through 5

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers waste a chance in T6. Still 4-3

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers escape B6. 4-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

Phillies take a 5-4 lead on a 2-run HR by Franco. Great.

Orel said...

blew it

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Fred's Brim said...

we're going 1-2 vs Cincy while the Giants take 3 of 4 from Delino's boys

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dust off the loss, eat a bowl of skyline chili, and annihilate the Reds!