Thursday, April 18, 2019

Series Thread (Games 21-24): Apr 18-21 @ Brewers

Thu 4/18 5p: Julio Urias vs. Zach Davies
Fri 4/19 5p: Ross Stripling vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Sat 4/20 4p: Hyun-Jim Ryu vs. TBD
Sun 4/21 11a: Clayton Kershaw vs. Brandon Woodruff

Since we licked our wounds by taking a lickin' to the Reds in a series sweep, we've recovered from the prior series loss against the Milwaukee Brewers. So now we face them again, with their slugger Christian Yelich on a tear, he with his nine HR on the year to lead the National League.

But wait, don't we have a slugger of our own, with nine HR to his name as well? Cody Bellinger returns (actually, he started Wednesday and went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk), after sitting for a game and a half with a bruised knee. Well, we're laughing like it didn't hurt / I'm in the dirt, I'll make it work though. We won Monday (the game where Belli got hit), and then substitute Alex Verdugo had his first three-hit game on Tuesday, and now Bellinger is back.

Yelich. Bellinger. Last year's NLCS opponents. Both teams leading their respective divisions. This looks to be a good one.

I'm going to go stock up on groceries for this weekend.

47 comments:

Steve Sax said...

There is NO ONE in the stadium, one half-hour before gametime.

Steve Sax said...

Game 1

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

Steve Sax said...

Pre-game show says this might be Urias' last start until Sept. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

Pederson caught looking, then Seager and Turner fly to deep right center. 1-2-3 inning for Milwaukee.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger reaches but is CS, but Pollock grounds out. Muncy bloops a double over Braun with two out in the top of the second.

Steve Sax said...

Joe Davis pointing out that Bellinger would have scored on that double. Kike is up, two out, 2-1 count.

Steve Sax said...

Two-out triple from Pollock, and Muncy walks, but Kike swings at the first damn pitch and flies to center.

0-0, mid-4

QuadSevens said...

BELLINGER!!!

QuadSevens said...

MUNCY!!! 3-0 Dodgers in the sixth!

Steve Sax said...

Sweeeet. How did we score?!

QuadSevens said...

Solo bomb for Bellinger, then a 2 run homer for Muncy.

QuadSevens said...

Pretty nice line for Urias if it is his last start.

6 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K

Steve Sax said...

Kelly bailed out of a base hit when Verdugo guns Perez out at home!

Stupid play to send him, with Yelich on deck

Steve Sax said...

Yelich HR to start the bottom of the ninth.

Rick Monday can’t believe they sent the runner from second, only to be thrown out at home, to end the eighth. He’s right: it would have been a tie game.

SETTLE DOWN, KJ!

Steve Sax said...

Took Kenley 12 pitches to get Brain, but he strikes him out for the first Out

Steve Sax said...

Two-out basehit by Aguilar. Tying run at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Infield pop up. DODGERS WIN 3-1

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, Urias!

Dodgers win fifth in a row.

QuadSevens said...

Game 2

Tied 2-2 in the seventh. Bellinger up with the bases loaded.

QuadSevens said...

Goes down swinging. Damn!

Steve Sax said...

KIKE!!!

Steve Sax said...

Oh god, here’s Kelly

Steve Sax said...

Kelly has gotten the first two batters on Ks. Hmm

QuadSevens said...

Welp. He got the first two out, but he’s still Joe Kelly.

Steve Sax said...

Kelly gives up a solo HR and then gets another K.

On to the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley with a 1-2-3 ninth. WIN!

QuadSevens said...

Kik√© was talking to Alanna after the game and said he hit the homerun with Bellinger’s bat. He also called Bellinger the MVP. Love it!

Steve Sax said...

I’ll take it!

Steve Sax said...

Game 3

Pederson LF
Turner 3B
Seager SS
Pollock CF
Bellinger RF
Freese 1B
Taylor 2B
Gale C
Ryu P

Steve Sax said...

Turner, and Rocky Gale, are the only position Dodgers in the lineup without a HR.

Turner Ks in his first AB

Steve Sax said...

Seager Ks

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger flies to center with two on. 0-0 through 0.5.

34-pitch first inning though

Steve Sax said...

Top 4, MIL 1, LAD 0

Steve Sax said...

It was a Christian Yelich solo shot with two out in the bottom of the third, that put the Brewers on the board. Yelich now has 12 on the year.

Steve Sax said...

Mid 4, MIL 1, LAD 0

Steve Sax said...

Oh, this is not good. Braun 3-run HR. It’s 5-0 MIL

Steve Sax said...

Final score, 5-0 MIL. Bummer.

Steve Sax said...

Game 4! Joc leadoff HR!

QuadSevens said...

Joc leads off the fourth with another HR! 5-0 Dodgers now.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger has two singles and two RBIs as well.

QuadSevens said...

Turner just hit one to the left center wall and was robbed by Cain. Just missed his first HR.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger just robbed Yellich of a HR in the eighth! 5-2 Dodgers with Baez pitching.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in for the 4 out save. Two on for him.

QuadSevens said...

Thames crushes a 3 run HR off Kenley to tie the game. 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth.

QuadSevens said...

BELLINGER OFF OF HADER!! 6-5 DODGERS!!

QuadSevens said...

Kenley strikes out the side in the ninth to win it!

Steve Sax said...

I know I should be worried about Kenley giving up so many long balls, but I’m too excited about this series victory to be bothered with negative thoughts right now.