Monday, April 02, 2018

Series Thread (Games 5-7): April 2-4 @ Diamondbacks

  • Monday 4/2: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. T Walker, 6.40p ARI 8, LAD 7 (15)
  • Tuesday 4/3: Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 1.50) vs. Godley (N/A), 6.40p ARI 6, LAD 1
  • Wednesday 4/4: Alex Wood (0-0, 0.00) vs. Tyler Corbin (1-0, 3.18), 12:40p ARI 3, LAD 0

In our opening series, we outscored the Giants 14-2 but we ended up splitting the four-game series, a mathematical improbability and honestly a pretty pathetic outcome. Though none of Saturday's starters ended the game with a batting average above .200, Sunday's game saw a number of players wake up and shatter the Mendoza line: Chris Taylor (2-for-5, now batting .267 in the leadoff spot); Yasiel Puig (3-for-4, .231); Yasmani Grandal (2-for-4, .400); and Kike Hernandez (2-for-4, .333). Cody Bellinger got his first hit of a year, a two-run HR in the sixth off of Josh Osich. And it was fun to finally spank a team on national television, driving Osich's ERA to 10.80 and Robert Gomez' ERA to 36.00.

And now we go to the valley of the Snakes, who beat the Rockies in their opening series two games to one, and got to spend Easter Sunday hanging out with their families and coloring dyed eggs. (What to do with those eggs?) The Diamondbacks' 2-1 record now leads the NL West, with the Dodgers a scant half-game behind.

These Snakes are happy! We can't score runs consistently, and we haven't rested! What could possibly go wrong?

64 comments:

QuadSevens said...

That snake is me after reading "Series Thread."

Steve Sax said...

Game 1 (Monday)

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

Steve Sax said...

Peterson with a lead off double! Whoo hoo!

Steve Sax said...

Seaver with a RBI single! Just like that, 1-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Grandpa HR! 3-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

^Grandal

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Better late than never?

Did anyone pick Yasmani to go yard first this year? Good thing I didn't bet on it because I picked Matty.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Off-topic, Go Nova!

Steve Sax said...

Ryu walks Jake Lamb on four straight to give the snakes a gift run. Bases still loaded

Steve Sax said...

3-2 through 3

Steve Sax said...

Peralta smokes a triple off of Ryu. 3-3, ryu can’t even get out of the fourth inning.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Ryu can't get out of the buffet line, either. Coincidence?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

<---mush brain. I fforgot about Bellinger's jack yesterday.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger providing the insurance run in the seventh. RBI single up the middle. 5-3 in the 7th.

QuadSevens said...

Logie Bear had the go ahead homerun earlier too.

Orel said...

Chargois the real deal?

QuadSevens said...

I'm buying on him.

QuadSevens said...

Joc with an insurance RBI single in the 8th. 6-3 us now.

Orel said...

Kenley Redemption Time!

Orel said...

Go us!

Orel said...

Kenley touching...90?

Orel said...

Tying run AB

Orel said...

Tie game. Kenley is broken.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley hasn't found it yet this year. Yuck!

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit Kenley, what gives?!

Orel said...

11th inning. Wake me up when we lose.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Orel - I'll send you an AOL INSTANT MESSAGE at the game's conclusion.

Steve Sax said...

Going to the twelfth, tied at 6

sanfrandodgerfan said...

How do you miss a bunt??? These guys are driving me crazy and it's only the 5th game.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

And we're going to 12.
Happy happy
Joy Joy
Happy Happy

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Noche no bueno. Sleepy time for sfdf so adios and wtf is going on in AZ?

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I'm... Still..... Heeeerrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

UTLEY BREAKS THE TIE LIKE IT'S RUBEN TEJADA'S LEG!!!!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

So close... so tired...

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

SO.... F--M ME AND CALL ME WALLY.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I've enjoyed spending this night with all zero of you.
Delino Wept.

Orel said...

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

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw has given up two solo bombs. We're down 2-1 in the third.

QuadSevens said...

Oops. I meant the fifth inning.

QuadSevens said...

Five curveballs to Kemp and we strand Puig at third. Still down 2-1 going to the bottom of the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Alexander walks in a run in the seventh. One out Goldy coming up and Baez coming in. 3-1.

Steve Sax said...

Okay that fucking sucked.

Wake up, Dodgers!!!

Erin Scot said...

Hello everyone. I’m here at Chase Field, really hoping to not see the Dodgers get swept today.

QuadSevens said...

Hi Erin! I hope you can bring them some luck today!

Steve Sax said...

Geez. We are already down 1-0 after 1 in the day game today. Suck

Steve Sax said...

Hi Erin! What up?

Steve Sax said...

We are batting like fucking fifth-graders

Steve Sax said...

Kemp Ks feebly. What a fucking surprise

Erin Scot said...

So far I am not much of a good luck charm.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit we're already down 2-0 and we're not even out of the second inning yet. What the fuck

Steve Sax said...

go kick some ass, erin!!!

2-0 AZ through 2

Erin Scot said...

Back soon. I’m heading to the dugout to give these guys a little pep talk.

Erin Scot said...

My pep talks are a slow burn. Don’t expect immediate results.

QuadSevens said...

The D-Backs are building a picket fence. 3-0 in the third.

Erin Scot said...

I did not travel to Phoenix to watch the Dodgers get no-hit. This is brutal.

Erin Scot said...

Corbin will keep throwing sliders in th dirt, and we’ll keep swinging and missing.

Erin Scot said...

*the dirt, of course

Orel said...

ERIN!

Orel said...

I didn't know we were playing right now. Are we losing? (checks) Of course we're losing.

QuadSevens said...

Next time we go to Arizona, someone needs to tell the team it's the playoffs.

Orel said...

Was talking to Stubbs last night — he thinks D'backs will win division and Dodgers WC. Agree?

QuadSevens said...

Can't say I disagree after this terrible series. Lots to improve on.

Erin Scot said...

That was quite an experience.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

In the ST, you mention the D-bags coloring dyed eggs. Do you mean the eggs were already dyed, and then they colored them? Seems like overkill, design-wise.