Monday, May 29, 2017

Series Thread (Games 52-55): 5/29-6/1 @ Cardinals

Dodgers fresh off a sweep of the World Champion Cubs after taking two of three from the Cards at home. Lots of odd start times for this four-game series....

Mon, 11:15a: Rich Hill vs Mike Leake
LAD 5, STL 1

Tues, 4p: Kenta Maeda vs Michael Wacha (on ESPN outside of L.A.)
LAD 9, STL 4. First place, baby!

Wed, 5:15p: Alex Wood Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Carlos Martinez (on ESPN outside of L.A.)
STL 2, LAD 1. Still (barely) in first place!

Thurs, 10:45a: Brandon McCarthy vs Adam Wainwright
STL 2, LAD 0. No longer in first place!

104 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1
Forsythe 3B
Seager SS
Grandal C
González 1B
Taylor CF
Bellinger LF
Utley 2B
Puig RF
Hill P

Orel said...

Hill solid thru 2

Orel said...

Chutley solo HR!

Orel said...

Corey RBI makes it 2-0 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Hill cruising thru 3

Orel said...

Cody! 3-0!

Orel said...

Hill thru 5, 3-1 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Hey what just happened there. It went from Puig: in play, out to Puig: in play, run(s)

Steve Sax said...

Oh, sac fly? That was it?!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger guns one down at home! Nice arm!

QuadSevens said...

I especially liked Yaz's tag to the face for the out.

Orel said...

WOW Bellinger just saved Romo's bacon with a great throw to the plate!

Orel said...

Why was Grandal holding his hand out after the tag? Like he was calling for time?

QuadSevens said...

Baez and Romo with a scoreless inning each. 4-1 Dodgers going to the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Was wondering that too Orel.

QuadSevens said...

Forsythe!!

Orel said...

We swept the Cubs. We're beating the Cards. What universe is this?

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow. 5-1, and this team continues to have an incredible month of May.

Steve Sax said...

GOtta say, Joe Davis is pretty good onthe highlights from today's game. "A bellinger bullet...guns down de Jong!"

Steve Sax said...

Meanwhile, AGon GIdP

Orel said...

Dammit AGon

Orel said...

but he advanced the runner

Steve Sax said...

Go Mariners, up 5-2 on COL in the fifth

QuadSevens said...

Up by 4 in the 9th. Will Kenley get in some work today?

QuadSevens said...

Morrow warming in the pen so I guess not.

QuadSevens said...

Puig with a 2 out double down the line.

QuadSevens said...

Puig is stranded by a long flyout to right.

QuadSevens said...

Kinda odd to see Morrow wearing number 17. He's retired the first two batters.

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

5 straight!

QuadSevens said...

Morrow with a K on a 98mph high fastball. Great debut. We win!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win! Switching to the Mariners game.

Orel said...

Who wore #17 before?

Steve Sax said...

Wow. Astros put up 11 runs in the eighth to grab the lead back from the Twins.

Steve Sax said...

Mariners win a nail-biter!

Steve Sax said...

PIrates and snakes tied at 3 b9

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dodgers win, Rockies lose, gnats find new ways to embarrass themselves. A happy Memorial Day, indeed!

Steve Sax said...

And the diamondbacks lose on a McCutchen walk off HR in B9. Awesome.

Steve Sax said...

Was @ SF had a fight. Harper looked like he got in some but took a punch as well.

Orel said...

Angels lose Trout, ouch

Steve Sax said...

Very interesting watching that brawl in WAS@SF. Oyster Pubes doesn't even move when Harper begins charging. He just stands there.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seeing Smardzlajaja and Morse collide like a pair of dopes is one of my favorite things ever.

Orel said...

GAME 2
Forsythe 3B
Bellinger LF
Grandal C
Gonzalez 1B
Taylor CF
Utley 2B
Hernandez SS
Puig RF
Maeda P

Orel said...

Dodgers down 3-0 before recording an out

Orel said...

And they waste a leadoff triple by Utley.

Orel said...

(four innings later) WAIT WE'RE WINNING???

QuadSevens said...

The game is on ESPN tonight (I have Spectrum so it doesn't really matter) but my cable is out. This sucks.

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow we are escaping jams. Got out of the eighth with a GIDP. 7-4 LA through eight.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon with a leadoff single to start T9

Steve Sax said...

Taylor with a single. First and second, none out.

Spectrum Sportsnet is talking about Oyster Pubes' lack of movement last night when Strickland was getting charged by Harper.

Steve Sax said...

Utley single, then Kike sacrifices him home.

Men at corners, one out. 8-4 LA

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff 1:57AM: Totally agree with you on Samaragoibaewf and Morse colliding, it's hilarious. Someone make a GIF of that, please

Steve Sax said...

Aha, here it is https://twitter.com/NickBromberg/status/869318991818444801

Steve Sax said...

Or, click here

Steve Sax said...

RBI double from PH Austin Barnes, 9-4 LA. Men on second and third for Logan, two out (Puig Kd back there)

Steve Sax said...

Orel and Joe speculating that Logan Forsythe, currently at bat, will win "lexus player of the game" only if he hits a HR

Steve Sax said...

He walks. Oh well.

Bases juiced with two out and 0-for-5 Bellinger at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Cody Ks. Oh well.

9-4 going to B9

Steve Sax said...

Jansen in, for a non-save situation

Steve Sax said...

When did Kona Brewing Company start showing tv ads?

Steve Sax said...

3-pitch K to Martinez, then one-pitch groundout for out #2

Steve Sax said...

WE WIN!

Dodgers in FIRST PLACE in the NL WEST

Hideo Nomo said...

covfefe

Orel said...

GAME COVF3F3
Forsythe 3B
Seager SS
Grandal C
González 1B
Utley 2B
Bellinger LF
Taylor CF
Hernández RF
Ryu P

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through the first. Logan Forsythe walked in the first, and then Seager singled him to second, but Yaz Kd and Adrian GIDPd. Cardinals were three up, three down.

Steve Sax said...

Jack in the Box Crave Van commercial: not bad.

Not sure if I'd eat that, but still.

Meanwhile Utley almost doubles but Biscotti tracked it down. Where's my espresso? Or Covfefe?

Orel said...

Jonathan Broxton is available...

Steve Sax said...

Cards take a 1-0 lead as Ryu gets walloped on a double to center. Top 2.

Orel said...

Cards up 1-0 in the 2nd

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

1-0 mid-3. Is it just me or has Seager cooled of late?

Steve Sax said...

Still 1-0, T5, man on first with one out.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon, with a one-out sacrifice to deep center, scoring Seager from third. 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth. Man on first, two out.

Orel said...

I was wondering the same about Corey, Sax. He certainly seems to have been overshadowed by Bellinger.

Steve Sax said...

1-1 in T7. Double with two out by Kike brings up Austin Barnes to PH for Ryu.

Steve Sax said...


And Barnes with a called K. 1-1, B7

Steve Sax said...

one-out single, but GIDP ends B7. 1-1 through 7

Steve Sax said...

ok gotta go guys

Orel said...

boooooo

Steve Sax said...

Rockies down 5-0 with three outs to go. So we may stay in first

Steve Sax said...

This commenting thing is much more fun when you can watch the game

Steve Sax said...

So we are still first place in the West. Only five NL teams above .500 which reflects how well Washington is playing (and how poorly Philly is playing).

Fred's Brim said...

I am thinking Corey is still banged up in the feets from earlier this season. Not enough for the DL but enough to affect his batting. I bet if he can get a little healthier (no fouls off his feet, not getting spiked at second) he'll catch fire

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy I saw that Deadspin article about how rotten Philly was in May. What's crazier is that they came into LA at the end of April on a 6-game win streak and looked halfway decent. I guess our sweep of them send them spiraling.

Orel said...

GAME 4
Taylor CF
Seager SS
Bellinger LF
González 1B
Utley 2B
Hernández 3B
Barnes C
Puig RF
McCarthy P

Orel said...

We are losing already

Steve Sax said...

2-0 in the fourth, but the Dodgers have runners at the corners with two out.

McCarthy escaped a jab in B3.

Steve Sax said...

make that, escaped a JAM. He wasn't fighting.

Steve Sax said...

Barnes hits one hard up the middle but the Cards' SS grabs it for the force at second. Still 2-0 STL going to B4.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 7:24a: Hey, good to see you again FB. Long time, no talk.

Yeah I saw that Philly article as well. Brutal.

Steve Sax said...

Agree with the Sons: that Michaels furniture commercial is creepy as all get out.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger with a sweet grab in left for out #1 in the fourth!

Orel said...

Do we have another comeback in us?

Steve Sax said...

Still 2-0 Stl in B6. Man on first, Dayton just entered the game (for Romo). Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Pop out to Utley and we're through 6 innings.

Steve Sax said...

Not really feeling it in these Arco commercials with the hula girl dashboard ornament.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, still 2-0 through 7. Gotta run. Let's hope we pull this out

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff walk to Taylor, and Seager GIDPs. Thanks, Corey.

Steve Sax said...

Seager: BA .319 in April, but .255 in May. He's gotta shake this.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck that shit

Steve Sax said...

We lose.

At least we keep the belt.

Steve Sax said...

Rockies win. We are no longer in first.

Pride of Dong said...

"Olivera is technically still being paid on the six-year, $62.5MM contract he signed with the Dodgers — one of the most ill-fated signings not only in recent memory but in Major League history — and will continue to be paid under that contract through the 2020 season."

I need to throw up

Steve Sax said...

Actually we are in THIRD place now