Monday, June 17, 2019

Series Thread (Games 73-76): June 17-20 vs. Giants

A late addition to the Game Thread, from SoSG Nomo before Game 4

Somewhere down there lies Oyster Pubes and the Giants

Mon 6.17: Kenta Maeda vs. Beede
Tue 6.18: Clayton Kershaw vs. Anderson
Wed 6.19: Rich Hill vs. Pomeranz
Thu 6.20: Walker Buehler Julio Urias vs. Bumgarner

all games at 7p

It's going to be difficult to improve upon our last four-game series (three of four at home vs. the Cubs, spoiled only by a game-winning ninth-inning Anthony Rizzo HR in Saturday's game). At 48-24, the Dodgers are at least six wins ahead of any other NL team, so what more could we ask of them? Kenley Jansen pitching to form? Starting pitchers not having a shaky first inning? Offense showing up consistently throughout the series?

At this point I'm just nitpicking. We're 10.5 games up on Colorado and Arizona, and a stunning 16.5 games up on the Giants (the largest lead in the league).

But I'll be there Thursday to watch Walker Buehler Julio Urias duel that other guy, just to make sure:

55 comments:

Steve Sax said...

I'm still buzzed off of Sunday's win, taking the series--and taking the season series vs. the Cubs. Given our record at home, that could be critical later on in the season.

Steve Sax said...

Game 1

Dodgers down 2-1 through 4

Steve Sax said...

Joc Pederson is in a horrible slump.

Steve Sax said...

Kike Hernandez is simply awful at the plate this year.

3-2 SF through 8

QuadSevens said...

After Joc got an infield single, Turner was jokingly asking for the ball.

Steve Sax said...

Our offense sucked last night without JT (and Seager)

Steve Sax said...

Game 2

Pederson leadoff HR

Now B7, we tack on two more to make it 5-0. Most surprising is that Barnes actually got a RBI there

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw pulled after seven full. 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 Ks

Steve Sax said...

Garlick PH works a five-pitch walk to load the bases.

Here’s Kike with two out

Steve Sax said...

Kike with a Grand Slam! Wow. Hopefully that gets him out of the slump

Steve Sax said...

9-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Pretty different game from last night

QuadSevens said...

I guess Kiké is going to stick with the dirty helmet again.

QuadSevens said...

Floro with 3 strikeouts in the eighth! Nice!

QuadSevens said...

Joe Kelly in for the ninth with a 9-0 lead.

QuadSevens said...

Kelly with a clean ninth. Win!!

Steve Sax said...

Awesome win for the good guys, especially if this is a slump-buster

QuadSevens said...

In hindsight, I was being generous with the "clean inning" for Kelly. He walked the first batter. But he also caught Oyster Pubes looking for a strikeout!

QuadSevens said...

Totally on the same page as you Sax. Joc and Kike with HRs last night. Would be great to see them hitting again.

Steve Sax said...

Game 3

Hill vs. Pomeranz. Pomeranz has pitched against us 2x this year, both ND, but the Giants are 2-0 in those two games. Pomeranz has gone 5 innings each time.

Hill beat the Giants in his one game against them this year, back on June 8 (five innings; Dodgers won 7-2).

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 49-25
Giants 31-40 (16.5 GB)

Rich Hill: 4-1, 2.60
Drew Pomeganate: 2-6, 6.43

Steve Sax said...

Game 3 lineup

Kike 2B
Turner 3B
Freese 1B
Bellinger RF
Taylor SS
Verdugo CF
Martin C
Garlick LF
Hill P

spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS

Steve Sax said...

Despite Rich Hill’s early departure (after the first, with discomfort in his forearm), the dodgers relievers are holding on well. 7-2 LA at the stretch. CT3 has two HR.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win 9-2. Second nine-run game in a row.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger got a HR as well!

Good night everyone

QuadSevens said...

Verdugo is going to have to go skiing before every game now!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 4

Sax will be at the Stadium tonight! Urias takes Buehler's place.

QuadSevens said...

Nice addition to the game thread!

QuadSevens said...

Hernández CF
Turner 3B
Freese 1B
Muncy 2B
Taylor SS
Garlick LF
Verdugo RF
Barnes C
Urías P

QuadSevens said...

Kiké is 24 for 48 in his career against Bumgarner.

QuadSevens said...

Deiter is winning the Muncy vs Bumgarner battle. So far he’s played “Under the Sea”, “Cake by the Ocean”, and “The Ocean” during the at bats.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy got an RBI in the first inning. 1-0 Dodgers in the fourth.

QuadSevens said...

Garlick and Barnes with 2 run HRs in the fourth! 5-0!

QuadSevens said...

BASES LOADED FOR MUNCY!!!

QuadSevens said...

Muncy pops out. Dammit!

QuadSevens said...

CT3 with an RBI makes it 6-0! Bumgarner leaves the game to a montage of water based songs.

QuadSevens said...

Garlick with his third RBI makes it 7-1.

QuadSevens said...

Chicken Strip gives up 3 runs in the seventh. It’s now 7-4.

QuadSevens said...

Barnes with a double in the seventh. He’s a triple short of the cycle.

QuadSevens said...

JOCPOP!!

QuadSevens said...

Third night in a row with 9 runs.

QuadSevens said...

Joc stays in the game to play first base. And the first batter hits it right to him. Huge laugh from Cody Bellinger in right. Joc is using Cody’s glove too.

QuadSevens said...

Josh Sborz making his MLB debut in relief.

QuadSevens said...

Sborz gets a 1-2-3 inning. Going to the bottom of the eighth.

QuadSevens said...

Sborz comes back out for the ninth and doesn’t do as well. Gives up two runs without getting an out. 9-6 now and Kenley is coming in.

QuadSevens said...

It’s now 9-7 with nobody out and a runner on.

QuadSevens said...

9-8 now! Still nobody out. Two on. Shit!

QuadSevens said...

Gnats try to bunt and Bellinger guns to third to get the lead runner. Being challenged.

QuadSevens said...

One out!

QuadSevens said...

Oyster Pubes up now.

QuadSevens said...

Long fly ball to left center is caught by Verdugo. Two down!

QuadSevens said...

Belt up with two on. Butt clenched.

QuadSevens said...

Belt flies out to deep right. 9-8 win! Holy crap!

Steve Sax said...

I confess we left early for that one. Had no idea it was going to get so harrowing! Watched the final outs on TV. Glad we won.