Monday, September 18, 2017

Series Thread (Games 150-153): Sept 18-21 @ Phillies

The magic number for the NL West division is four. And after taking two of three from the Nationals this weekend (dropping, of course, the only game on national television; luckily the playoffs aren't nationally televised or anything), we stand a chance to clinch the division if the Padres can hold tough at home vs. Arizona, while we beat up on the last-place Phillies on the road.

Were the last two series, both of which were winning series on the road for the Dodgers, a fluke? Or the sign of the Dodgers finally getting gritty (and on a roll, so to speak), with 14 games left to play?

Monday 9/19 4p: Clayton Kershaw vs. (Doctor) Nick Pivetta (L, 3-4)

Tuesday 9/20 4p: Yu Darvish vs. Aaron Nola (L, 2-6)

Wednesday 9/21 4p: Alex Wood vs. Jake Thompson

Thursday 9/22 4p: Kenta Maeda vs. Mark Leiter

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UPDATE 9/20 (Sax): Please stop the Pedro Baez madness. Now.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Series Thread (Games 147-149): Sept 15-17 @ Nationals

Well, there's a couple of things we could do here in Washington, D.C. to help us get back on the winning tracks that seem to have eluded us for most of this month. For one thing, we could prepare for the playoffs by beating a division-leading team in a series on the road. In order to ensure we've got a good shot at this, let's send SoSG's own Alex Cora out to the series to watch at least one of the games. And then let's see if we can take care of those pesky Nats.

Friday: Alex Wood vs. Edwin Jackson (W, 7-0)

Saturday: Rich Hill vs. A.J. Cole (W, 3-2)

Sunday: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Stephen Strasburg

(late Series Thread from Sax)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Series Thread (Games...uh...I blacked out from sadness and lost count) Sept. 11-13 @ Giants


Dr. Ian Malcom recaps the last two weeks.

The Dodgers are dying a painful, inexplicable death. The Indians have usurped them as the best team in baseball (yet without a jinxy-ass Sports Illustrated cover declaring them such). Now, the funeral procession rolls into San Francisco. Fun!

So, here's a novel idea, Dodgers. WIN A DAMN BASEBALL GAME.

9/11: Kenta Maeda vs. Chris Stratton
9/12: Clayton Kershaw vs. Johnny Cueto
9/13: To be announced shortly before he gives up 5 in the first vs. Matt Moore UPDATE: it's Yu Darvish btw (Sax)

Friday, September 08, 2017

Series Thread (Games 140-143): Sept 7-10 vs Rockies

Thurs, 7p: who the hell cares we lost this one too

Fri, 7p: Yu Darvish vs German Márquez

Sat, 6p: Alex Wood vs Chad Bettis

Sun, 1p: Rich Hill vs Tyler Chatwood

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Series Thread (Games 137-139): Sept 4-6 vs D'backs

Mon, 5p: Rich Hill vs Robbie Ray

Tues, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Zack Greinke

Wed, 5p: Kenta Maeda vs Taijuan Walker

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Might Be Time For JOBU

With fan support hitting a lull...

...it's time to bring in a bit of that old Major League magic.

Even if he costs $60 on Amazon... and has Ohio allegiances... the Dodgers need all the help they can get.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Series Thread (Games 133-136): Sept 1-3 @ Padres

Yikes another late post! Dodgers took the first game behind our ace Clayton a Kershaw.  In the midst of a doubleheader today.  Let's go blue!

Sept 1 Friday: Kershaw vs Lamet (Dodgers 1-0)
Sept 2 Saturday, Game 1: Stewart vs Richard, Game 2: Darvish vs Lyles
Sept 3 Sunday: Wood vs Chacin