Monday, September 10, 2018

Series Thread (Games 144-146): Sept 10-12 @ Red Stockings

Monday 9/10 3.40p: Wood vs. Reed (that sounds kinda funny, huh)
Tuesday 9/11 3.40p: Ryu vs. Castillo
Wednesday 9/12 9.30a (ugh): TBD vs. DeSclafani

Did you know the Cincinnati Reds were originally called the Red Stockings? And if the kid in Nebraska who wrote the Wikipedia entry is to be believed, after an early dissolution and move to Boston (to make a team that eventually became the Atlanta Braves), the Cincinnati Red Stockings were "expelled from the league after the 1880 season, for 'violating' rules which had not yet gone into effect: namely, serving beer at games and allowing their park to be used on Sundays." Love the part about the beer violation; that gives the Reds more street cred in my book.

Street cred aside, however, we need the Dodgers to really take it to the Reds this week, and take advantage of drawing the third-worst team in the NL on our schedule in mid-September. We see two starters with losing records before DeSclafani on Wednesday, and he's 7-4 but with a 4.56 ERA. But you may recall, when the Reds visited us in Dodger Stadium in May, we were swept in the four-game series for the first time since 1976. So this may not be easy.

Since the third-place Diamondbacks are visiting NL West leader Colorado for a three-game set, this would be a perfect time for us to be stocking up some wins in the home stretch.

54 comments:

Steve Sax said...

GAME UNO

CT3 LF
RedTurn2 3B
Machado SS
Kemp RF
Freese 1B
Kike CF
Grandal C
Dozier 2B
Wood P

QuadSevens said...

3:40 pm game time? With XM Radio I'll get to see if the Reds radio guys are any better than Charlie.

Steve Sax said...

We spot them FOUR runs in the first. My god we suck. P

Steve Sax said...

@Quad, I just listened to the reds’ radio team. Not impressed

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seems like a good time to start drinking.

Cliff Beefpile said...

In fairness to the Dodgers, I'd probably start drinking now anyways.

Steve Sax said...

Down 7-3 in the bottom of the fifth. Unbelievable that we can't match up against these guys.

Steve Sax said...

Two-out hit to center, but because Cody Bellinger lolly-gagged his throw back to the infield, Michael Lorenzen (Reds pitcher) just got his first career double.

WAKE UP, CODY

Orel said...

This game sucks, but there's still time to unsuck it

Orel said...

NEVERMIND

Steve Sax said...

8-4. As Orel pointed out on the tv announcing, whenever the Dodgers add a run or two, Cincy seems to answer. This inning is the same; we get a solo shot, they eke out a run. Madson pitching for us, B6.

Steve Sax said...

Madson is getting killed here with two out. Double puts runners on second and third.

What the fuck, Madson?!

QuadSevens said...

The Reds radio guys weren't great, but I'd still take them over Charlie. We are sucking. 10-4.

QuadSevens said...

Single, double, groundout and it's now 10-5.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger and Muncy with basehits now in the seventh. 10-6.

QuadSevens said...

Rancho ardiendo for Puig. Could get interesting!

Orel said...

I switched to football. I will remain switched for superstitious reasons

QuadSevens said...

Puig seeing about 10 pitches so far. Battling.

QuadSevens said...

Crap! Hard line drive to third who throws out the runner at second. Still down 10-6.

Orel said...

Matthew Stafford is having a bad night

QuadSevens said...

Pretty nice punt return for the Jets a little bit ago.

Unknown said...

This is KAREN...Remember me??? I'm posting on my demon daughters laptop cause mine died. So this is going to be a drive by. I DON'T THINK I WILL SURVIVE THIS. NOT AFTER GAME 7 LAST SEASON.I miss you all and will try to get a newbie laptop before the Post Season.

Steve Sax said...

Puig's bases-loaded GIDP to end the 7th was a killer.

10-6 CIN, mid-8th.

Cliff Beefpile said...

(waves at Karen)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rosscup looks like he's bordering on Billingsley-thunder-thigh territory.

Orel said...

That Unknown lady sure is nice! HI KAREN

Steve Sax said...

LOSS

Orel said...

frowny emoji

Alex Cora said...

Dammittttttttt!!!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Pederson LF
Muncy 2B
Machado 3B
Bellinger 1B
Grandal C
Verdugo CF
Taylor SS
Puig RF
Ryu P

It's like we're already giving up.

Steve Sax said...

Top 1:
Pederson singles.
Muncy Ks.
Machado singles, Joc to second.
Bellinger Ks.
Grandal Ks.

We suck.

Steve Sax said...

Dodger Ks, entering tonight's game

Taylor 163
Bellinger 141
Muncy 115
Grandal 109
Kemp 108
Puig 76
Kike 73
Pederson 67
Barnes 62

Steve Sax said...

Peraza, one-out double to left.

Steve Sax said...

Two on, with one out, but Ryu works out of it. 0-0 through 1.

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the second, we're already losing 1-0 on a solo shot by Brandon Dixon (who?!).

Steve Sax said...

3-1 in the eighth.

Steve Sax said...

0-6 against the Reds this season. FUCK THIS TEAM.

Orel said...

This team is toast

Steve Sax said...

And, the dodgers suck as well

Fred's Brim said...

Trade for Scooter!

Fred's Brim said...

and please kill me

Orel said...

FB! How's life in Metsland?

Steve Sax said...

well we are finally winning a game here. 6-1 LA, T5

Orel said...

Mason Williams? Dilson Herrera? How did we drop a series to these nobodies?

Steve Sax said...

8-1 LA, T6, Bellinger up with Rancho Ardiendo

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger weakly grounds to second. It's still 8-1 LA, though, mid-6

Orel said...

Nice inning by Fields

Orel said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

We win, 8-1. Ned Colletti is very excited on the post-game show.

I'm guarded.

Steve Sax said...

AZ up 4-3 on the Rockies, through 5

Steve Sax said...

Col down 4-3, B9. One out and they have a guy on second.

Steve Sax said...

Col HR by DJ LeMaihuueiudieu. Rockies win. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

We fall 1.5 back again.

spank said...

fuck me,we won....but at the same time we lost. well shit.