Monday, June 26, 2017

Series Thread (Games 78-79): June 26-27 vs. Angels

Not so much of a Series Thread this time, more like a Mini-Series Thread (hmm, that sounds strangely familiar...). But we get two games against the Angels at home before the long journey down to Anaheim for two more games @ the Big A.

And what a time for us to meet the 40-39, third-place Angels: the Dodgers are absolutely mashing. The Dodgers have won 10 straight games (and 16 of their last 17), and have at least one HR in 17 consecutive games, tying a Los Angeles franchise record (total franchise record is 24 consecutive games, Brooklyn 1956). The Angels, meanwhile, are starting a pitcher Monday night who has seen his team lose each of his last 10 starts. (To be fair, we are starting Blister Boy tonight, so all bets are off.)

Oh, and Mike Trout is out, on the 10-day DL.

With a 2.5 game lead over the Diamondbacks and the best record in the NL, let's hope the mashing continues over the next two games.

Monday: Rich Hill (4-3, 4.73) vs. Ricky Nolasco (2-9, 5.23), 7p.
Tuesday: Kenta Maeda (5-3, 4.62) vs. Jesse Chavez (5-7, 5.15), 7p.

26 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Angels take the lead in the third. Hill walks the pitcher to start the inning, then a bloop single scores two.

QuadSevens said...

After the top of the third Hill is walking into the dugout cussing. Ump was squeezing him. I love watching Hill cuss!

karen said...

Wow that ball really carried.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joc got fooled badly on that flyball to center to start the 4th. Hill already in trouble.

QuadSevens said...

Nolasco looking good so far.

Hoping to jinx him.

karen said...

I ditto that jinx. Dude is leading AL in homers given up. What the hell is wrong with him??

karen said...

Well we know now what Dre's been doing with all his time off.

QuadSevens said...

Hill has retired nine in a row. Let's go offense!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oof. Freeman looked overmatched in that AB.

karen said...

Not sure what Doc was thinking bringing Freeman up in that spot.

karen said...

Puig'd!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

The heart of the line-up coming up in the 8th...let's see if the magic shows up.

QuadSevens said...

Down to our final licks.

QuadSevens said...

Well shit. Winning streak done. Home run game streak done.

QuadSevens said...

Hill went seven innings and only gave up 3 runs. Bats just fell asleep tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Yeah but to be fair Q7, we were facing Ricky Nolasco.

(cries)

QuadSevens said...

Got the company seats tonight. Mrs Quad and I are second row behind the left hand batters box. Hi SoSG peeps!

QuadSevens said...

And we shook Tommy Lasorda's hand before taking our seats!

Steve Sax said...

Zeroes going on here. We need a run dammit

Steve Sax said...

First and second, none out, B6 and the game scoreless

Steve Sax said...

Cards up 5-2 on snakes late

Steve Sax said...

Corners with one out (Taylor flies out, utley takes third)

QuadSevens said...

JocPop! 4-0 us!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger had an RBI single before Joc's bomb.

QuadSevens said...

Win!!

QuadSevens said...

Maeda with 7 strong innings. Morrow finished off the last two. Shutout!