Thursday, March 29, 2018

Game 1 Thread: Opening Day (March 29, 2018) vs. Giants, 4p

Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner Ty Blach

I haven't been able to post anything on this site since Game 7. The wound is still open and man, it still hurts.

But today writes a new page. Today is a new Opening Day, a new baseball season, a new chance to spend the next seven months riding the volatile emotional waves of major league baseball.

I think I'm ready. I hope I'm ready. I'll be there at the Stadium, in any event (post a comment if you want to say hi; I'll be on field level, third base side). SoSG AC and Dusty will be there as well!

The Dodgers open at home against the team with the second-highest payroll in baseball. Do we even stand a chance, pitted against a team with such fiscally excessive spending?

Only Clayton Kershaw stands in the way. We'll see.

Your Opening Day 2018 Lineup (courtesy SoSG Dusty):

Chris Taylor CF
Corey Seager SS
Yasiel Puig RF
Kike Hernandez 2B
Cody Bellinger 1B
Matt Kemp LF
Yasmani Grandal C
Logan Forsythe 3B
Clayton Kershaw P

38 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Game 1! Let the rollercoaster ride that is the baseball season begin! With a lefty on the mound for the Gnats, I like Hernandez in the cleanup spot.

Steve Sax said...

Just took a pool for first HR. My friends picked Kemp and Kike. I picked CodyLove.

Steve Sax said...

It’s beautiful out here btw

Steve Sax said...

Good news about a 4p game: my seats will be in the shade

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Long time no post, SOGS, it's nice to be back. Hey, I'll take some of that Kemp action. It's a gorgeous day up here in the City, as well.

All of my friends up here are still laughing about their latrine jokes and now the ad about promising to win the WS this season. That was a lame claim to stake out, imo.

Let's see a fair, close, hard-fought nail-biter between Blach & Kersh ;)

spank said...

sweep the leg,Johnny

karen said...

I was still having the overwhelming feeling of fear in my gut until the Gibby celebration. I was a little shaky then all of a sudden my eyes were burning with tears and my heart with much nostalgia...and heaven above when I saw that we Vin was included in this great moment I became a blubbery mess. I think that did the trick. No more bad feelings...I AM FINALLY READY TO GO FORWARD!!! LETS KICK SOME GNAT ASS!

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Nice DP, time for Kersh to get his first K

QuadSevens said...

Puig steals second but gets stranded.

karen said...

Everyone sit down and shut up. My guy is up...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Eye on the ball!

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 2

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 3

QuadSevens said...

Mrs. Quad said that Pence looks like an ugly Matthew McConaughey.

QuadSevens said...

Solo homer for some gnat. Time to bring out the bats Dodgers!

QuadSevens said...

It was Panik. Bleh.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

DAMN!

Orel said...

WHY ARE WE LOSING

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Bang the drum

QuadSevens said...

Well that was a sucky game.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Bad guys win, get em tomorrow! G'night.

Steve Sax said...

That was fucking horrible.

Fred's Brim said...

wack

Fred's Brim said...

that Panik HR was my fault. I texted Dusty right at that moment to say Happy Baseball and that happened. The lesson here: there is no Happy Baseball

Hideo Nomo said...

The real lesson here is the lineup goes in the comments, not in the post.

QuadSevens said...

Taylor CF
Seager SS
Puig RF
Bellinger 1B
Grandal C
Kemp LF
Utley 2B
Forsythe 3B
Wood P

QuadSevens said...

I had the same thought Nomo. Let's see if me posting the lineup can wake up our bats.

QuadSevens said...

CUETO IS PERFECT THROUGH FIVE!

QuadSevens said...

CUETO IS PERFECT THROUGH SIX!

QuadSevens said...

CT3 gets a hit to break it up!

QuadSevens said...

Panik homers off Kenley. We lose 1-0 again.

QuadSevens said...
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QuadSevens said...

Taylor CF
Hernandez SS
Puig RF
Kemp LF
Bellinger 1B
Forsythe 2B
Barnes C
Farmer 3B
Maeda P

QuadSevens said...

The bats have awoken! 5-0 Dodgers after 5.

QuadSevens said...

Correction. After 4.

QuadSevens said...

Still 5-0 at the stretch. Maeda with 10 Ks in 5 innings work.

QuadSevens said...

First win of the season! Team Quad brought the good mojo!

QuadSevens said...

Game 4 ongoing. Dodgers up 5-0 in the sixth. Bellinger with the first homer of the season!