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.

76 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1
Taylor CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Barnes C
Granderson LF
Utley 2B
Hernandez SS
Kershaw P

Orel said...

@kengurnick 5m
Medical staff tells him Seager's arm "is playable. Our staff is on top of it."

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

JT HR! CT3 ITP HR!

Orel said...

Kershaw gives up a 6th-inning GS

Orel said...

Padres lead the Snakes 3-0 in the 1st!

Steve Sax said...

AZ loses 4-2. Magic number drops to 3, no thanks to the Dodgers tonight.

Orel said...

GAME 2
Taylor CF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Granderson RF
Utley 2B
Grandal C
Ethier LF
Darvish P

Orel said...

rain delay

Orel said...

Grandal HR! Welcome to the 20-HR club!

Orel said...

Ugh. Corey is not right

Orel said...

Pedro Baez, professional thrower

Steve Sax said...

For the love of God, get Baez off our goddamn roster

Steve Sax said...

I fucking hate Pedro baez

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk by Baez, with the bases loaded, allows Phillips to tie the game at two.

STOP PUTTING BAEZ IN THE GAME

Orel said...

So.

Orel said...

(crosses Sax off Pedro Baez Marching & Chowder Society invite)

Steve Sax said...

Fucking A. I have had enough of this shit and I am also really getting tired of our flailing at the plate

Orel said...

(crosses Sax off Corey Seager's broken elbow Marching & Chowder Society invite)

Alex Cora said...

Roberts said not to boo Baez. So how about a bunch of curse words instead

Steve Sax said...

Pedro Baez does not pitch for San Diego, who beats AZ. Magic number down to two.

QuadSevens said...

I bet in the offseason we hear about some injury Baez was playing with that he didn't tell anyone about. He better not be on the playoff roster.

Orel said...

GAME 3
Taylor CF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Barnes C
Granderson LF
Forsythe 2B
Wood P

QuadSevens said...

Granderson is batting .126 with us in 27 games and .208 on the year. I think it's time we stop calling him a "streaky" hitter and give someone else a shot in the outfield.

QuadSevens said...

After re-reading my comment I can see that it doesn't make sense. I'll try again.

Granderson sucks. Start anyone else.

I feel better.

karen said...

Watching our boys try to limp to the finish line reminds me of Kramer and the AIDS walk. Remember what he looked like when he crossed the finish line?

Orel said...

We seem to have lost all our two-out magic

Orel said...

But I'm sure they'll flip a switch in the playoffs!

karen said...

HI OREL!!!

Orel said...

HI KAREN!!!

karen said...

Word has it that Baez will be spending the next 2-3 games in the dugout with Doc. Hmmm....

karen said...

Lets see how we do with a runner in scoring position this time...

Orel said...

Utley leadoff triple in the 7th. It's like he's daring the team not to score!

karen said...

C'mon Kike...Do it for Puerto Rico!

Orel said...

Enrique!

karen said...

TIED!!

karen said...

damn you

Orel said...

Corey ain't right.

karen said...

YEE HAW!!!

karen said...

I agree on Corey.

Orel said...

Hey we're winning!

karen said...

You spoke to soon.

karen said...

Ross is getting shelled

Orel said...

WELP

karen said...

Madres have tied up the game with the douche nozzles. 2-2.

Orel said...

Man, the Padres have really been bros lately

Orel said...

Christ what has happened to the bullpen???

QuadSevens said...

Avilan got himself into a mess with this one

karen said...

The Granderson curse.

QuadSevens said...

Puig couldn't save us that time.

Orel said...

Or that time.

karen said...

Lord have mercy.

Orel said...

GAME 4 TURNER IS ALREADY OUT BECAUSE HE GOT HIT ON THE HAND GODDAMMIT
Taylor CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Granderson LF
Utley 2B
Grandal C
Forsythe SS
Maeda P

Orel said...

Now Bellinger is hurt?

karen said...

Hey Orel....xrays neg. Contusion on thumb. Corey out too with ankle and arm.

karen said...

***xrays on JT.

karen said...

Maeda goes a whole 3 innings.

karen said...

Fields gives up 2...4-2 bad guys.

QuadSevens said...

Only 61 pitches for Maeda? WTF?

Orel said...

Thanks Karen

Orel said...

Maeda's next appearance will be in the bullpen

karen said...

Wow...Granderson goes long. 4-3 bad.

karen said...

OMG!! Either ties game with pinch hit homer.

karen said...

Belli brings in CT3 who had tripled. 5-4 Boys mid 7th.

Orel said...

We're leading 5-4 at the stretch. Let's see what happens next.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

(sad trombone)

karen said...

Kenley coming in for 4 out save. Tying run on 1st with 2 out in 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley gets the GIDP in the 9th. 2 down!

Orel said...

WIN somehow

QuadSevens said...

Win!

karen said...

We won.

We. Really. Won!

QuadSevens said...

5-5 road trip. Happy flight?

Steve Sax said...

I will take it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Beat the gnats! Clinch the division tonight, mofos!

QuadSevens said...

Hill with an RBI double and a three run bomb for Bellinger clinch the NL West!