Friday, September 07, 2018

Series Thread (Games 141-143): Sept 7-9 @ Rockies

Friday 9/7 5.40p: Kershaw vs. Gray
Saturday 9/8 5p: Buehler vs. Freeland
Sunday 9/9 12p: Wood vs. Anderson

The last time we faced a divisional rival, we romped, taking three of four dramatic games vs. the Diamondbacks at home. Arizona entered the series in first place and exited the series in third place, allowing us a very brief stay at the top of the division, with happiness and momentum on our side.

And then, we went out and shit the bed vs. the Mets, ending with a comedy of errors and an inexplicably late yanking of our starting pitcher from the usually trigger-happy Dave Roberts.

Now we're in Colorado, against the division-leading Rockies, back 1.5 games. The 10-game road trip that starts tonight mandates that we get off to a strong start, because we end with four in St. Louis that won't be pretty (16 of the Dodgers' last 22 games are on the road). It's crunch time. Hope we brought our bats on this trip.

46 comments:

Steve Sax said...

GAME UNO

Pederson LF
JT 3B
Machado SS
Muncy 1B
Codylove CF
Kike 2B
Grandal who cannot play defense C
Puig RF
Kershaw P

Orel said...

They should start the Grandal who can play defense

Steve Sax said...

Tied at 2 in the fifth

Steve Sax said...

Austin Barnes is horrible with the bat this year. Enough.

Steve Sax said...

4-2 LA, going to B9

QuadSevens said...

4-2 Dodgers going to the bottom of the ninth. Maeda coming in. I'm scared.

QuadSevens said...

Never mind. Still Alexander pitching. Still scared.

QuadSevens said...

Long single and a questionable strike three call. Now Maeda coming in.

Steve Sax said...

WIN!!!

QuadSevens said...

Maeda closes it out with a strikeout of Arrenado! Dodgers win!

Steve Sax said...

I will take it. Dodgers 0.5 GB.

Steve Sax said...

Quad: back to MPQ!

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

GAME 2
Dozier 2B
Turner 3B
Machado SS
Kemp RF
Freese 1B
Hernández CF
Taylor LF
Barnes C
Buehler P

Steve Sax said...

Hopeless bottom of the eighth there. Utley HBP and steals second, and we can’t score him. COL 4, LA 1

Orel said...

GAME 3 HOW ABOUT NOT SUCKING TODAY EH?
Dozier 2B
Turner 3B
Machado SS
Kemp RF
Freese 1B
Taylor LF
Hernández CF
Barnes C
Hill P

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers score 2 in the first. That doesn't suck!

QuadSevens said...

Hill gives up a leadoff HR. That sucks!

QuadSevens said...

Kiké!!

QuadSevens said...

4-2 Dodgers going to bottom of the second.

QuadSevens said...

4-1 actually. Too much MPQ. Can't read the score bug correctly.

Orel said...

You just hopped in a time wormhole, Quad. 4-2 now (top 5)

Orel said...

Now 6-2 after CT3 2-RBI double!

Steve Sax said...

We will need it. With Kemp misplacing balls in the outfield, we need the help.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Good to see the return of LOLliday in left.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turnered! 8-2 Blue!

Orel said...

It's only the 6th???

Orel said...

Uh oh. Baez warming

Cliff Beefpile said...

Taylor shoulda had that. Damn.

Orel said...

Petey's back! 8-5 Dodgers

QuadSevens said...

Dammit Baez!

Orel said...

Puig makes a catch Kemp would never make

Orel said...

Turner is on fire

Orel said...

or at Coors

Cliff Beefpile said...

damnDamnDAMN!

Orel said...

Shit. 8-6 Dodgers in the 8th, no out

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't get Maeda as closer in any way. I know they're short on options, but Maeda gets into his own head way too easily--he's one of the last guys I'd choose.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Can we please shut up the meathead who keeps shouting "HEREWEGOROX!"

Orel said...

Kiké leadoff triple in the 9th! Geico please!

Orel said...

I like Kenta in the pen because he's one of the few relievers who can throw gas and has control. Ferguson too

Cliff Beefpile said...

Barnes has been poop with the bat.

Orel said...

Alexander coming in the 9th with one on and no out. Yikes

Orel said...

Nice running catch by Verdugo in LF for out #1!

Orel said...

WIN

Cliff Beefpile said...

WIN!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Also, the Barves get off the mat and lead the snakes 9-4 in the 9th