Monday, September 03, 2018

Series Thread (Games 138-140): Sept 3-5 vs. Mets

The Kempire Strikes Back...Twice

Monday 9/3 5p: Wood vs. deGrom L, 2-4
Tuesday 9/4 7p: Hill vs. Vargas W, 11-4
Wednesday 9/5 4.30p (?) Ryu vs. Wheeler

Coming off two consecutive 3-2 victories punctuated by two consecutive dramatic hits by Matt Kemp off of two consecutive misplaced pitches by Arizona reliever and pool defender Archie Bradley, the Dodgers now find themselves in first place, over Colorado by a half-game and Arizona by a full game.

That was one hell of a rip-roaring series, as we took three of four from the Diamondbacks, who came to Los Angeles in first place with momentum, and left in third place, battered and bruised.

Tonight's series doesn't start any easier, despite the fact that it's the 61-75 Mets. The opening game starts Jacob deGrom, whose 8-8 record belies his 1.68 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. But it's go time now: 25 games left in this short season. Let's go, Dodgers.

Show me what you got!

UPDATE 9/5: Okay, so we scorched the Mets 11-4 Tuesday night. I'm still pissed off at seeing our 4-2 loss on Monday. And now it seems the Mets only got the win through chicanery and deceit.

The Mets suck.

46 comments:

QuadSevens said...

They mentioned shadows before the game started. That has to be some kind of record!

QuadSevens said...

GAME 1

Peterson LF
Turner 3B
Machado SS
Muncy 2B
Verdugo CF
Bellinger 1B
Grandal C
Puig RF
Wood P

QuadSevens said...

Turner!!

QuadSevens said...

1-0 Dodgers after one.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, Dieter just played the opening bars of the Rick and Morty theme song!!! Twice!!!

Steve Sax said...

Puig SB after review

Steve Sax said...

Mets have two on no out, but McNeil GIDPs. Runner on third though o

Cliff Beefpile said...

The fucking lolmets.

Orel said...

That sucked

Steve Sax said...

Jeez that was horrible. Puig's GIDP in the seventh (eighth?) kiiled us.

If that's what we've got, our Dodgers planet is gonna be vaporized

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Dozier 2B
Turner 3B
Machado SS
Kemp RF
Freese 1B
Kike CF
CT3 LF
Barnes C
Hill P

Steve Sax said...

We need a catcher.

Steve Sax said...

Puig starts two-game suspension.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 1.

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Rockies tied through 6, 1-1

AZ up 2-0 vs. Padres, End 3

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, down 4-0 and now we are back in front 5-4

Steve Sax said...

6-4 on the Turner and Machado leadoff doubles in the bottom of the seventh.

Steve Sax said...

Machado scores on a two-base wild pitch! 7-4, no out, B7

Steve Sax said...

Freese doubles in a run! 8-4 LA, no outs, still B7

Steve Sax said...

11-4 Dodgers, end 7

Steve Sax said...

Fields has bases juiced, none out. Come on, Dodgers.

Still 11-4, but suddenly looking shaky with Josh Fields on the mound

Steve Sax said...

Top 9 btw

Steve Sax said...

I love it. Venditte replaces Fields.

Venditte pitches left-handed, gets McNeil to pop to second. One out.

Venditte pitches right-handed, Ks Reyes on four pitches.

Venditte goes back to pitching left-handed. Conforto flies to right.

Ball game.

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

NL West

COL 76-62
LAD 76-63 (0.5)
AZ 75-64 (1.5)

Dusty Baker said...

I’m planning to be out there for the weirdly-timed get-away day game. Anyone else?

Steve Sax said...

Is the game at 4.30am or 4.30pm?

I can’t make either one

Steve Sax said...

Actually, maybe I can make the latter, but late.

QuadSevens said...

@Sax

I think Barnes read your comment before yesterday's game. 2 run HR in his first at bat.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: nice

Steve Sax said...

Updated post to link to Todd Frazier's deceit in Monday night's loss.

The Mets suck.

QuadSevens said...

The fans in that first row are fired! They should have been yelling at the umps!

Orel said...

GAME 3
Pederson LF
Verdugo RF
Turner 3B
Muncy 1B
Bellinger CF
Grandal C
Hernández SS
Dozier 2B
Ryu P

Steve Sax said...

Pederson Ks to leadoff the game.

Steve Sax said...

B2, 0-0. Muncy Ks to start the frame.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger Ks. That's four Ks in five outs.

Orel said...

Grandal drop another sure out?

Orel said...

Muncy!

Steve Sax said...

Max Muncy! 3-2 NYM

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 5:31p: Yep, Grandal had the ball but the Met dude dislodged it...but yes, I think Grandal should have done a better job on defense.

Steve Sax said...

3-2 NYM through four full.

Steve Sax said...

We look like idiots here in the field in the 5th.

Verdugo drops a routine fly ball in right.

Hernandez has a third out bounce off his glove in short left.

LA now losing 2-5

Steve Sax said...

Mercifully, that inning is over. 5-2 Mets, B5.

Steve Sax said...

COL delayed. AZ idle today.

Orel said...

What is wrong with this team

Steve Sax said...

And, we lose to the Mets. We drop the series.

We suck.