Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Series Thread (Games 10-11), Apr 10-11 vs. A's


Dodgers and A's to meet in the first-ever Sewage Series.

4/10: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Sean Manaea, 7p LAD 4, OAK 0
4/11: Alex Wood vs. Daniel Mengden, 7p OAK 16, LAD 6


The Dodgers return home for a brief two-game set with the Athletics before *checks notes* another off day. Counting last Friday's rainout, that's four off days in the last eight days. Though, lately, maybe it's a good thing that the Dodgers are not playing more than they're playing.

They are coming off a win over the Giants on Sunday, which, hand to God, feels like a month ago. This season has started off super weird, so maybe this series will being some normalcy.

(Then again, I used a picture of actual shit for the series thread, so...*shrug*)

54 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1
Taylor CF
Seager SS
Puig RF
Hernández 2B
Kemp LF
Bellinger 1B
Forsythe 3B
Barnes C
Ryu P

Orel said...

(poop emoji)

Steve Sax said...

Kike in cleanup, and then Kemp providing "protection"?

Hoooooooo boy

Steve Sax said...

"What's His Name" Kyle Farmer doing a great job talking with Alanna on the pre-game show.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I can't take hearing a Lincoln commercial right before a Car's Jr Western Bacon Cheeseburger commercial.

TOO MUCH MCCONAUGHEY

Steve Sax said...

leadoff HR for CT3!!!

Steve Sax said...

Seager with a HR!!!

2-0 LA, none out in the first

Steve Sax said...

Both Taylor and Seager hit it very deep there. Impressive.

Where have they been all year?!

Steve Sax said...

Puig bounces to short, 6-3

Hideo Nomo said...

Matty near-homer!

QuadSevens said...

Ryu with 6 Ks through four.

Steve Sax said...

Puig batting .195 this year

Steve Sax said...

Wait, that one-out single brings him to .214.

To be fair that was a good AB

Steve Sax said...

Kike, now batting .160 in the cleanup spot

Steve Sax said...

2-0 LA through 5 full

Steve Sax said...

Game day says the As have a hit but I can’t find it

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Piscotty in the fifth. Got it.

Steve Sax said...

Trayce Thompson, 0-for-1 as a PH for the As

Steve Sax said...

Kemp HR! 3-0. And Kemp leads the lineup with his .320 average

Steve Sax said...

Cody with a no-out single to right, beating the shift

Orel said...

Mattycakes!

Steve Sax said...

Logan Forsythe with a double to left, scoring Bellinger! 4-0

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the Kemp HR highlight. It bounced off the top of the wall in right-center, for his first one of the year.

Steve Sax said...

Nice seven-pitch AB by Barnes to earn the walk.

This Hendriks guy is great!

Steve Sax said...

Peterson PH for Ryu. Ryu goes six innings of one-hit Ball. Nice

Steve Sax said...

Giants down 2-0 to the snakes, t6

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers first and second, none out, B6

Johnny Blanchard said...

booyah, love this team

Johnny Blanchard said...

one thing we know for sure after watching Kike's spring: if Toles was up, he would be hitting .500/.600/.700 and boning Joc's mom

Steve Sax said...

Ok let’s find the strike zone here, Chicken Strips

Steve Sax said...

Strips gets a called K for the first out of the eighth

Steve Sax said...

Chicken strips sneaks out of the inning when a ground-rule double blocks an A’s run. 4-0 through 7.5

Steve Sax said...

Can we please retire Toomgos or whatever the hell that monstrosity is

Steve Sax said...

T9, Dodgers up 4-0, and Chicken Strips gives up two one-out singles to bring up a save situation. So Roberts makes the call for Jansen.

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Snakes tied at 3 at the stretch, in SF

Steve Sax said...

Jansen Ks Lucroy for out #2

Steve Sax said...

Piscotty up and has a 3-0 count, but KJ gets two called strikes...

Steve Sax said...

Piscotty grounds to short for the last out. Kenley gets his second save, Dodgers get a 4-0 shutout.

NICE!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers move to .400! .500 is within reach

Johnny Blanchard said...

This is the Matt Kemp game. I have to say, I dig the way everyone is playing the uncomfortable Matt Kemp situation. Very professional.

Steve Sax said...

Diamondbacks down 4-3, top 9, in SF. This is bad to see the Giants win, but good as it would decrease our NL West deficit to 3.5 games.

Steve Sax said...

god i'm so conflicted

Steve Sax said...

Goldschmidt HRs with two out, in what would be the Snakes' last AB.

tied at 4, going to B9

Steve Sax said...

Jorge de la Rosa is proceeding to fuck this game up for the D'backs. Bases loaded (one by IBB, one by non-IBB), one out, 4-4 tie, B9. McCutchen (.220, 0-for-2) at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

It's done. Giants win

QuadSevens said...

@Sax

Did you get your free nuggets?

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit I haven’t gone yet! Thanks for the reminder

Steve Sax said...

The deal is indeed there!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Steve Sax said...

How about this idea: we not send out the starting pitcher who is recovering from the flu

Steve Sax said...

No McNuggets tomorrow

QuadSevens said...

Isn't there a deal with Papa Johns too?

QuadSevens said...

Well that second game lived up to the "Sewage Series" title.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, this Arizona series is off to a fantastic start *cries*

At least I'll have my dog with me and unlimited nachos when I watch them lose from the right field pavilion tomorrow.