Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Series Thread (Games 157-159): Sept 24-26 @ Snakes

Mon Sept 24 6.30p: Kershaw vs. Ray
Tues Sept 25 6.30p: Buehler vs. Koch
Wed Sept 26 6.30p: Stripling vs. Greinke

The Snakes are already dead, proclaimed SoSG Orel in yesterday's GT. But that doesn't make these Snakes any less potent, as they still wield the power to shape the NL West division race with a strong showing against the Dodgers in the desert.

Everyone says the Dodgers have a creampuff schedule down the stretch, however we are only 7-9 this season vs. both the Diamondbacks and our next opponent, the Giants (we've feasted on Colorado and San Diego). And here's the math: if we go 3-3 for the remainder of the season, Colorado (against the Phillies and Nationals, both of whom have also been eliminated from postseason contention) just needs to go 5-2 to tie (we have the tiebreaker, but still). So it ain't over 'til it's over.

Don't let a "dead" snake fool you, Dodgers!

And make sure you tune in for what might be Clayton Kershaw's last regular season start as a Dodger (cries).

73 comments:

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

Dead as a doorknob! That's right I said it!

Orel said...

(Also officially eliminated.)

Orel said...

@BNightengale

Bobby Evans, as anticipated, has been dismissed as #SFGiants GM, per @hankschulman. Ned Colletti is the favorite to replace him.

Steve Sax said...

What will Jerry Hairston and Nomar Garciaparra do without Ned as a Dodgers All Access foil?

Steve Sax said...


@hankschulman
Ned Colletti is NOT going to be returning to the #SFGIants organization to replace Bobby Evans, I'm told.

4:46 PM - Sep 24, 2018

Steve Sax said...

Bases loaded, two out...Dozier flies to right field to end the inning.

D is for Dozier.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers still lead 1-0, when CT3 leads off with a single, advances to second on a wild pitch and third on a JT ground out, and then David Freese singles him home.

But Machado and Kike both walked, and then Dozier took another dump.

1-0 through 0.5 innings.

Steve Sax said...

1-1, after a triple to right that Matt Kemp can't quite reach.

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through the first inning.

Steve Sax said...

great sacrifice there from Machado! Two out, JT on third

Steve Sax said...

And, we're down 2-1 in the top of the fourth.

One out and look who's up: Dozier.

Steve Sax said...

What a surprise, Dozier Ks on four pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Two-out walk to Yaz. Good AB there.

Unlike from Dozier.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton is getting hit hard here, but it's still only 2-1 through four.

Steve Sax said...

Machado with a ground out RBI to put the Dodgers up 4-3.

Now top 8, Kyle farmer PH

Orel said...

Geico please

Orel said...

Kenta hits Walker in the mouth and there's blood dripping everywhere

Orel said...

Walker left under his own power. Hope he's OK

Orel said...

Hirano WP scores Muncy! 5-3 in the 9th

Orel said...

Another WP makes it 7-3 (Manny RBI double was run #6)

Steve Sax said...

Machado added the key insurance runs there.

Orel said...

Turns out we need the insurance. Kenley gives up a solo HR. 7-4 now

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

Way to settle down, Kenley

Steve Sax said...

Way to go! Magic number: 5

QuadSevens said...

GAME 2

Belli-bomb!!

1-0 Dodgers in the second.

QuadSevens said...

The game is on ESPN tonight in case anyone didn’t know.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Steve Sax said...

Down 1-2

Steve Sax said...

Tied

Steve Sax said...

Kike with a single to knock home Locastro, PR after Grabdal’s leadoff triple

Steve Sax said...

Down 3-2, top 8. Leadoff double for Machado, then Bellinger flies out. One out

Steve Sax said...

And, we can’t score him, when Puig and Berdugo both K.

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

THANK GOD FOR PEDRO BAEZ is something I just said

Orel said...

Kiké leads off the 9th with a single

Orel said...

Steals 2nd and takes 3rd on a wild throw!

Steve Sax said...

Top 9, Kike with a single on a 0-2 count, then takes third when he steals second and the throw goes to centerfield.

Orel said...

CT3 double ties the game!

Steve Sax said...

Taylor ties it!

Steve Sax said...

Charley with yet ANOTHER fucked up non-HR call.

Muncy flies out.

Steve Sax said...

Well, Charley got Escobar’s HR call right.

I blame Steiner.

Orel said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

That’s a tough one. And Colorado won. Lead down to a half game.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Damn snakes. Speaking of... I now have a newest fear. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/09/24/two-headed-snake-discovered-virginia-nr-vpx.cnn

Orel said...

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

Steve Sax said...

Machado breaks out tonight.

Orel said...

PHI 0, COL 1, mid 4. German strikes out first 8 batters he sees

Orel said...

With two out, Muncy singles, Manny singles

Orel said...

Belli single! 1-0 Dodgers

Orel said...

Grandal opens the 2nd with a double

Orel said...

Strippy RBI single makes it 2-0 Dodgers!

Orel said...

5-0 Rox in the 5th

Steve Sax said...

Stripling sucks. And Rockies are rolling.

We are going to lose first place by the end of the night.

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

Ugh

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

That's the spirit, 7777!

Orel said...

ugh

Steve Sax said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

Ugh

QuadSevens said...

Today’s game definitely puts you in the “ugh” spirit.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Steve Sax said...

Rockies already up in thursday’s Game, 1-0, mid-2

QuadSevens said...

3-1 Rockies bottom of the 4th.

QuadSevens said...

Still 3-1 Rockies bottom of the 6th. Phillies aren't helping us at all.

QuadSevens said...

5-1 Rockies bottom of the 7th.

Ugh.

QuadSevens said...

5-3 Rockies bottom of the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

1 game back.

Ugh.