Friday, June 15, 2018

Series Thread (Games 68-70): 6/15-18 vs Giants


Fri, 7p: Derek Holland vs Ross Stripling
Sat, 5p: Madison Bumgarner vs Alex Wood
Sun, 1p: Chris Stratton vs Undecided

Bumgarner's back from the DL but they lost Longoria to a broken hand. The Giants are 15-24 on the road yet only one game under .500 and two games back of the Dodgers in the standings.

Yet the Dodgers of June are a vastly different team compared to the Keystone Kopps (see above) of April. Will they go forward, not backward? Upward, not forward? And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom (see below)?

UPDATE 6/16: Dusty and Sax will both be at Saturday’s game. Separately. But together in spirit and soul, brother!

44 comments:

karen said...

So glad you got us up and going early today Orel. Those of us that know me pretty well know I think of us as family....Our Little BLUE Family. One of our own is in need of the get on your knees kind of prayers (As Mr. Scully used to put it 'For those of us so inclined'. Our very good friend Spanky has been in the hospital in Brawley since last week. This morning his doctors told him he was being transferred to Scrips in San Diego and will be be under going surgery tonight. His sister is driving in from NoCal and hopefully will be there before he goes in for the surgery but we know what a long drive shes taking on. We're not sure how the scheduling is going to go once he gets to LoCal but said he'd call me and hopefully we will have some answers, if he doesn't get to call Lena (his sis) will call me and as soon as I know anything I will report back to y'all. He did however remind me that I have to represent our mutual violent hatred for frisco. So here ya go Spank....hateHateHATE....killKillKILL!!!

Orel said...

Sorry to hear that and thanks for the news, Karen! Please keep us updated on Spank's condition. In the meanwhile I'll embrace the hateHateHATE!

Orel said...

GAME 1 For Spanky!
Taylor SS
Hernández CF
Turner 3B
Kemp LF
Muncy 1B
Grandal C
Puig RF
Forsythe 2B
Stripling P

karen said...

Good man Orel! Harness the HATE!! Yeah, I hate being in the dark with this. I have the feeling that this situation/surgery is going to go late, late into the night and I'm incredibly frustrated because of the lack of communication on the docs part.

Orel said...

Oh man. Best wishes to Spank.

karen said...

MATTY MY MAN!!! Embrace the hate Baby!!!

karen said...

Dodgers hitting home runs, frisco arses dropping balls...Life she is goood. 3-0 Boys

Steve Sax said...

Hi Karen, thanks for passing in the news about Spanky. Thoughts with him and you. Keep us posted.

In less important news, 3-0 LA through five full

karen said...

Crap. When and how did frisco get 2 runs??

Steve Sax said...

Grandal hauls in a foul pop up for our #1 in the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

^out #1

Steve Sax said...

McCutchen K for out 2

Steve Sax said...


Crawford grounds out! Dodgers win! 3-2 LA

karen said...

WIN BABY!! BUUURRNNN FRISCO!

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Slight chance I will be at the game tonight.

karen said...

I heard from Spank and he is hopefully having surgery today. He was told that Scrips is swamped and that they would 'fit him in' so he's still in wait mode. He did talk to the doc this AM and has a better idea of what to expect. Lena got in at about 10;00 last night so he has some company. As soon as I know more I'll post it. Until then....hateHateHATE and #burnfriscoburn.

Orel said...

Thanks, Karen. "Fit him in...," a little worrisome-sounding. Hating for Spank!

Orel said...

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

Steve Sax said...

I will be at the game tonight. Dusty sounds like he will be there too.

Give us a shout if you want to grab a beer

Steve Sax said...

Man it looks cold out there

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kike' comes up with the big play to sit Posey's flabby ass down! Beat these assholes for Spank!

Cliff Beefpile said...

KEMPED! Fuck you, Bumgarner!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bumgarner just seems like a complete twat.

karen said...

@Cliffy.....I walked in the door just in time to see Matty's homer. I've heard of getting Puig'd and I'm loving now we have getting Kemped! Of course, and not to many people know this, but I'm a tiny bit biased where Matty's concerned. Shhhhhh....don't tell any one.

karen said...

@Cliffy....I just posted to you and now I see you've dropped the twat bomb. You are on fire today my friend!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Karen, I'm even more filled with hateHateHATE than usual...which is really saying something.

Steve Sax said...

So I’m at the game. When did we get a female announcer?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kee-kay! 3-1 Blue!

Cliff Beefpile said...

We have a lady stadium announcer? Something happen to Leitz?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow, Iceland earned a draw with Argentina

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sit your weird ass down, Pence.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, if these dippin’ dots really ARE in the future, I am so looking forward to tomorrow.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Puig needs to sit against the gnats. They're in his head.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cut yer goddamn hair, Crawford!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Kenny Lee! Strike out Sandoblob.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Series win! 5 wins in a row! And, somehow, the lolMets are winning against the d-backs.

Steve Sax said...

Sax FINALLY sees a win st Dodger Stadium this year. I credit the change of cap. The other one was bad mojo.

Steve Sax said...

Karen and spanky, hope you guys are both good. Series win for you both.

Orel said...

GAME 3
Pederson LF
Muncy 1B
Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Grandal C
Puig RF
Hernández SS
Forsythe 2B
Ferguson P

Steve Sax said...

Happy Fathers Day, everyone!

Orel said...

Down 2-0 after half an inning

Orel said...

Down 4-1 after 2.5 innings

Steve Sax said...

And 4-1 it ends.