Thursday, May 10, 2018

Series Thread (Games 37-40): May 10-13 vs. Reds

Thu 5/10: Walker Buehler vs. Tyler Mahle, 7p We lost. To the Reds. Who have the worst record in the NL.
Fri 5/11:: Kenta Maeda vs. Brandon Finnegan, 7p We lost. To the Reds. Who have the worst record in the NL.
Sat 5/12: Ross Stripling vs. Homer Bailey, 6p We lost. To the Reds. Who have the worst record in the NL.
Sun 5/13: Rich Hill vs. Luis Castillo, 1p We lost. To the Reds. Who have the worst record in the NL.

With a 16-20 record, fourth place in the division and back a full eight games of surprisingly hot Arizona, the Dodgers haven't had much about which to be happy of late. (Especially if you saw Kike Hernandez' woeful 0-fpr-5 with 2 Ks, 8 LOB, and misplay in the outfield leading to a Diamondbacks inside-the-park home run last night.)

But one of those few bright spots seems to be Walker Buehler, who is 2-0 in 3 games (16 IP), with a 1.13 ERA and 19 Ks. He takes the mound tonight to start a four-game series against one of the only three teams who have a worse record than the Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants already lost today (to the Phillies) and are in Pittsburgh this weekend; the NL West-leading Snakes host the Nationals starting Friday.

Maybe this is the series where the Dodgers get some timely hits for a change, and we make up some ground in the standings before the quarter-season mark hits?

Or, maybe things get even worse.

42 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1
Taylor SS
Pederson CF
Grandal C
Bellinger 1B
Kemp LF
Utley 2B
Puig RF
Muncy 3B
Buehler P

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez benched for this one.

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit Dodgers, if you let Buehler lose with all these LOBs, I’m gonna be really pissed off.

Steve Sax said...

Score him some fucking runs!!!

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Reds, mid 6

Orel said...

We are losing to the Reds.

Steve Sax said...

This is not the year. We can’t score. We can’t hit home runs. We are done.

Orel said...

Dunzo.

Orel said...

GAME 2
Utley 2B
Pederson CF
Grandal C
Kemp LF
Bellinger 1B
Taylor SS
Muncy 3B
Puig RF
Maeda P

Orel said...

Maeda at 85 pitches in the 1st inning.

Orel said...

Bellinger triple. Let's watch how we strand him

Orel said...

Hahahahahaha

QuadSevens said...

CT3 triple followed by Muncy double gets us on the board. 5-1 after five.

QuadSevens said...

And now Liberatore may be injured.

QuadSevens said...

What's up with the cell phone lights? I thought that was an Angel Stadium thing.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy! Muncy! Muncy!

QuadSevens said...

Bob Geren catches another team messing up a double switch.

QuadSevens said...

...then Puig grounds out to end the inning. Down 5-2 at the end of seven.

QuadSevens said...

Sax's favorite player, Kiké, flies out on the first pitch to start the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Farmer hits a bullet at the pitcher for the second out.

QuadSevens said...

Joc pops out to end the eighth.

QuadSevens said...

Last licks. Down 6-2.

QuadSevens said...

Btw, Kemp was ejected earlier in the game over a borderline called strike.

QuadSevens said...

Yaz walks to leadoff the ninth. Locastro up.

QuadSevens said...

Fielder's choice. One down. Bellinger up.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger gets hit by a pitch. And we get a pitching change. Two on with one out.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 down on three pitches. Questionable call on strike two.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy pops out to left. Loss.

Orel said...

I broke Quad's streak!

QuadSevens said...

If only we could break this series losing streak.

Orel said...

GAME 3
Utley 2B
Pederson LF
Kemp RF
Bellinger 1B
Taylor SS
Muncy 3B
Hernandez CF
Barnes C
Stripling P

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with a bomb! 1-0 Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Six hits and we have only scored one! Oh, and we left the bases loaded again in the first.

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit, we are losing again.

Orel said...

Shock!

QuadSevens said...

Wow! We are bad!

Orel said...

GAME 4
Chase 2B
Joc CF
Yas C
Cody 1B
Mattycakes LF
CT3 SS
Max 3B
Puig RF
Chill P

Steve Sax said...

I’m at the game. Loge level.

Happy mother’s day, party people! No spontaneous bunting today!

Steve Sax said...

Utley in leadoff?

Steve Sax said...

Joc really needs to go back to Thunder by Inagine dragons as his walk up. He was good back then.

Cliff Beefpile said...

WHAT IS HAPPENING? Are we really about to be swept--at home, in front of the moms--by the Reds?!?!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Man, Cody is brilliant at first.