Thursday, June 13, 2019

Series Thread (Games 69-72): June 13-16 vs Cubs

Thu 6.13 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs. Lester
Fri 6.14 7p: TBD vs. Hendricks
Sat 6.15 6p: TBD vs. Darvish
Sun 6.26 4p: TBD vs. Quintana

Summertime just got a lot less easy (and not just because of Lana Del Rey and the lack of video there).

Two-game series, how I hate thee. Let me count the ways: A momentum-killing sweep at the hands of the Orange County Angels. Another bullpen flameout thanks to Dylan Floro and Joe Kelly. An injury to Corey Seager just as he was getting red-hot (Justin Turner even commented that Seager's hot bat might have actually contributed to the hamstring strain, as Seager had to run more bases lately). And then a full day to stew about the losses (and possibly recuperate). Two-game series suck!

All that, and we start the series off with a Joe Kelly bobblehead that no one wants. As I'm going to Thursday's game, all I can think about is how early I'll have to leave now, to make it to the game (since bobblehead giveaway games are typically shitshows for traffic, but who knows, maybe this one won't have the same draw).

Meanwhile, the Cubs have the second-best record in the league, and (unlike the Dodgers), are making moves to fortify their bullpen. Our bullpen is our achilles this year. Let's see how bad we get exploited against a good team, now that a sub-.500 team has already taken us to town.

24 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Sax is at the stadium. Joe Kelly bobble head in hand.

Steve Sax said...

Toomgis just threw out the first pitch. This is not a good omen.

Steve Sax said...

Just saw Garvey

Steve Sax said...

Oakenfold playing

Steve Sax said...

(To introduce the dodgers starting lineup)

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez
Turner
Freese
Bellinger
CT3
Muncy
Verdugo
Barnes
Kershaw

Steve Sax said...

4-3 LA! Two-run shots by Belli and Max

spank said...

i'm just trying to figure out why come KeyKay is batting first in the order. he sucks ass

spank said...

2 run shot by freese. noice

spank said...

Torontonauts wins the nba. noice

spank said...

although i do miss listening to Nancy Bea playing the old tyme classics there is nothing like hearing organ versions of songs by van halen and duran duran

spank said...

7-3 Dodgers 8th inning

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with two bombs last night on a 3 for 4 night. He might be getting hot again.

Johnny Blanchard said...

My goodness don’t we have to be much much better than the Cubs since we don’t have Carlos Gonzalez on our roster?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win Game 2, another comeback win for a 5-3 victory. Hill goes deep into the seventh; Jansen with the save

QuadSevens said...

Game 3

Kenley gives up a two run bomb and the lead in the ninth. Muncy is our last chance.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy walks. Beaty coming up representing the winning run.

QuadSevens said...

Beaty down swinging. Tough loss.

Steve Sax said...

Stolen loss, and Kenley was off tonight—but I can’t feel too bad after two straight comeback victories this series already. Let’s win today.

Steve Sax said...

Game 4: Martin with a RBI here in the bottom of the eighth! 3-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

Cishek being hooked by maddon

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit, Jansen is a mess again here in the ninth.

Johnny Blanchard said...

Miracle of miracles Jansen is not the same as two years ago. Oh well. It’s good to have a reputation. Still love the guy. Thank God for our great defense, everyone.

VICToRY!

Steve Sax said...

I’ll take it