Thursday, March 28, 2019

Game 1 Thread: March 28 vs. D'backs, 1p

Does that bunting look jagged to you, too?

Zack Greinke vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu.

All right, we're back.

After a second straight offseason spent licking our deep wounds after another heartbreaking World Series loss, the Dodgers are back to start a new season, with largely the same cast of characters, just a little bit older now. Oh yeah, and this time, there's no Manny Machado to saunter his way up the first base line on an infield grounder; no, we have Corey Seager back, after a preseason batting .182 across five games. And Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp are gone, too; with our outfield regimen now welcoming Bryce Harper A.J. Pollock, who batted .286 this spring with three HR. And finally, Yasmani Grandal--whose 9 passed balls last year fell one short of what would have been his second consecutive year with the league PB title--won't be allowing through balls behind the plate for the Dodgers this season (good luck with that, Milwuakee!), thanks to our exhumation of Russell Martin from an old-folks home (dome?) in Toronto.

Not to mention Clayton Kershaw isn't ready, Rich Hill has a MCL strain, and Kenley Jansen needs to recover from a tough 2018.

So why wouldn't we be psyched for Opening Day 2019? The fourth-place power-ranked Dodgers are the team most predicted by ESPN pundits to win the NL West, not to mention the National League, before succumbing to the Astros again in the 2019 World Series.

At the very least, the sun will be shining, the flyover will be magnificent, and once again, SoSG Sax will be in the house for Opening Day.

The 2019 campaign starts now, injuries and uncertain pieces notwithstanding. Let's go, Dodgers!

(P.S. This post may serve as the series thread, depending on how sober I am Thursday evening.)

59 comments:

Steve Sax said...

ESPN’s David Schoenfield predicts we will lose 5-1.

QuadSevens said...

Our pitching has been pretty awesome during the Spring. I'm excited to see what Ryu can do today. Let's go Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

"(P.S. This post may serve as the series thread, depending on how sober I am Thursday evening.)"

So let's plan on this post serving as the series thread.

Dusty back in the mix! Do't call it a comeback!

Dusty Baker said...

ps- At the Yard, Vinny!

QuadSevens said...

For anyone not at Dodger Stadium today, it appears that the game will be on ESPN. Not sure about a possible blackout.

QuadSevens said...

SOSG Reader QuadSevens predicts that Max Muncy will hit the first HR, with a bat flip, for the Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

I’m at the stadium

I’ve made sweet sweet love with Dusty. Who was with his wife, but it wasn’t toooooo awkward.

Steve Sax said...

We got here at 10.30a.

I love Opening Day.

Steve Sax said...

Dieter is playing Welcome Back Kotter. Nice.

Steve Sax said...

Jerry Hairston’s toupee is not doing well in this sun

Hideo Nomo said...

Pederson LF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Muncy 1B
Pollock CF
Bellinger RF
Hernández 2B
Barnes C
Ryu P

Hideo Nomo said...

EPALE, MOFOS!

Steve Sax said...

Damn it got crowded fast.

Good thing I got my beers early

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: can I get you a beer?

Sax: nah, I got one at my seat

Dusty: so don’t you need a beer?

(Orders a beer)

Steve Sax said...

Parachute guys landing now

Steve Sax said...

AZ bench intros

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers using Oakenfold’s Ready Steady Go for intros.

How retro

spank said...

here waiting for the yankeys game to end on espn. no booze. sucks.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu with the game-starting K on Jones!

Steve Sax said...

Ryu with a three-K first inning

Steve Sax said...

Pederson is walking up to the JT Trolls song

spank said...

Jocster opens the game with a double. i wish i had a double scotch.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy with the RBI groundout. 1-0!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 through one.

Kike grounds to short to start the second.

QuadSevens said...

JocPop!!

Steve Sax said...

Job Baby!!!

Steve Sax said...

3-0

Steve Sax said...

Dusty is catatonic.

Panda Jenn said...

Did you mean "Joc Baby!!!" Steve?

Panda Jenn said...

Also, hi! I'm Karen's daughter, Jennifer! Nice to meet you all! :)

Steve Sax said...

Cody’s walkup song: hotel California?!

Steve Sax said...

Ropes a lead off songle

Steve Sax said...

Like! 5-0

Steve Sax said...

Kike and now Barnes!!! 6-0

karina said...

épale! boys, leave some runs for the rest of the season!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Welcome to the crew Panda Jenn!

QuadSevens said...

Hi Karina!

QuadSevens said...

ESPN analysts don’t know jack! 6-0 Dodgers!

karina said...

nice to meet you, Jennifer

Steve Sax said...

FREE MCNUGGETS

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Greinke? More like CREAK-Y.

karina said...

So special for Corey to hit a HR today <3! Hi, Q7

QuadSevens said...

Seager and Kiké with memorable opening day bombs!

karen said...

HOLA BICHES!!!!!Happy Opening Day!!

Early shower for Not Sponge Worthy...Awwwwwwwww....Poor little traitor.

Steve Sax said...

Jr dodgers: if you could create a holiday, what would it be?

Kenley: I come to dodger stadium every day. Every day is a holiday

Steve Sax said...

Hello karina!!!

Steve Sax said...

The hat shuffle is fucking 3D now!!! Oh shit

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, all my training in 2d hat shuffles just went to shit. Goddammit I fucking hate technology

Steve Sax said...

Dieter just played Baby shark. What the fuck

Orel said...

HAPPY OPENING DAY MOFOS

karen said...

JOC AGAIN!!!

karen said...

Hey Orel!!

karina said...

Hi my dear sister K! Sax and Orel!

karen said...

I have missed you K!!!

karen said...

Going for the route! Max with the solo!!! 10-2 ......nope 11-2 on Cody bomb!!!

karina said...

I have a story from game 3 of the World Series, Stubbs fell asleep and he knew we had won because I was singing "Max Muncy, that funky Muncy"

karen said...

Back to back to back!!! KIKE!!!!

Steve Sax said...

That was a crazy opening day. Wow.

spank said...

what did i miss?