Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Series Thread (Games 60-62): 6/5-7 @ Bucs

Plaque from Truman; professional photoshop work from SoSG Sax

Tues 6/5: Ross Stripling vs. Joe Musgrove, 4p
Wed 6/6: Caleb Ferguson vs. Trevor Williams, 4p
Thu 6/7: Dennis Santana vs. Jameson Taillon, 9.30a

The Dodgers have won their last three (sweeping Colorado) and have not lost any of their last five series, going 11-5. And yet I see names like Caleb Ferguson (no MLB experience) and Dennis Santana (12.27 ERA, though one "win"), and I'm worried as all get out. The Bucs are above .500, unlike the Dodgers. Can we eke out another series win?

(We're up 2-0 in the first game, through two innings, thanks to a Joc Pederson HR which scored Matt Kemp. So that's a good start.)

late series post by Sax

46 comments:

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

Thanks, Sax, for the riveting content!

Orel said...

Hey we're winning! 4-0 in the 4th

Steve Sax said...

Yep 4-0. Pederson HR (2-run) in the 2nd; Kemp sac fly to score CT3 in the third; Puig solo shot in the fourth.

Strips Ks Josh Bell with a man on first, to end the fourth. 4-0 LA through 4

Steve Sax said...

Bases loaded in B5, but Josh Harrison flies out to Matt Kemp to end the inning.

4-0 LA through five.

Steve Sax said...

Towering Bellinger shot to center. 9th HR. Good for that kid.

Steve Sax said...

5-0 LA, Top 6, two out.

Steve Sax said...

Alexander has a man reach, but gets out of it. 5-0 LA through 6

Orel said...

Nice to see Cody off the schneid.

Orel said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

We won! 1.5 back of first

Steve Sax said...

Pending outcome of AZ-SF game (AZ up 2-1 but Gnats threatening in B8

Orel said...

GAME 2
Taylor SS
Muncy 1B
Turner 3B
Kemp LF
Bellinger CF
Puig RF
Forsythe 2B
Barnes C
Ferguson P

Orel said...

Ferguson...not a phenom.

Orel said...

We were losing 4-0 and I blinked and now we're tied!

Orel said...

And now we're losing again! Fun!

Steve Sax said...

Not a good debut by Ferguson. 1.2 IP, 2H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks. ERA of 21.60.

Ugh

Steve Sax said...

At least Codylove got his tenth, the second in as many games.

Steve Sax said...

6-4 PIT, mid 4

Steve Sax said...

Carnitas burritos, 2 for $5 at Del Taco. That's unfreshingbelievable.

Steve Sax said...

shit we're down 8-4 now! Kemp up with two on and one out, T5

Steve Sax said...

Max Muncy on second; JT on first

Steve Sax said...

Kemp just hits one out! 8-7 PIT

Orel said...

7-11

Steve Sax said...

Yimi Garcia chokes in the sixth, giving up four runs (two of them charged to Alexander). We're now down 11-7, T7

Steve Sax said...

still down 11-7, top 8.

Steve Sax said...

Second and third, no out, and Puig is up there just HACKING with a 3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Puig flies out to foul territory in deep right. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

Forsythe pops to fucking second base. He is 0-for-4.

Forsythe is an albatross.

Steve Sax said...

Grandal is up there hacking, but luckily the Pirates pitcher balks so we get a run! That may be the only way a run scores here. 11-8, Grandal still up with a man on third and two out

Steve Sax said...

Grandal singles to score Cody! 11-9

Steve Sax said...

We lose. Boooooo

Steve Sax said...

GAME 3

Pederson LF
Muncy 3B
Grandal C
Kemp RF
Bellinger 1B
Taylor SS
Valera 2B
Hernandez CF
Santana P

Steve Sax said...

Santana (1-0, 12.27) vs. Taillon (3-4, 3.97)

Steve Sax said...

Win today, and we can still take the series.

Orel said...

Hudson makes the start for some reason

Orel said...

Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo
9m9 minutes ago

Roberts told me that while Santana was warming up in the bullpen, his slider just didn’t look right. Didn’t elaborate as to whether he was injured.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 caught looking with 2 RISP. 3-1 LA on a Kemp groundout. Mid 5

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 9.55a: Are you telling me Santana didn't look smooth?

Steve Sax said...

3-1 LA T6, man on Valera with one out, Puig PH.

Steve Sax said...

PNC park is pretty empty

Steve Sax said...

Puig CRUSHES a very long double to center, which just missed being a HR. Valera scores. 4-1 LA, Puig on second. Nice job Yasiel

Steve Sax said...

Jocstrap is up. He's got a .269 average now, which is a credit to his hitting of late

Steve Sax said...

Pederson is 2-for-3 in this game with a HR and a double. Pitch gets by the catcher, Puig takes third

Orel said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

8-7 WIN! Dodgers take the series, take 15 of their last 20.