Friday, June 21, 2019

Series Thread (Games 77-79): June 21-23 vs. Rockies

A tempered celebration, if you will

Fri 6.21 7p: Walker Buehler vs. Marquez
Sat 6.22 4.15p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Lambert
Sun 6.23 1p: Kenta Maeda vs. Senzatela

Following a harrowing escape in Thursday's 9-8 victory over the Giants and Madison Bumgarner, saved only by a killer throw to nab Stephen Vogt at third for a game-saving force out, we're able to catch our breath and realize that the Dodgers just dispatched our rivals with three straight victories in which we scored 9 runs to win. Let's celebrate! Hence the video up top. We're 6-2 on this homestand with three more to play against Colorado.

The Rockies may be a small item in the rear view mirror (10 GB, in second place), but objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. Colorado is 7-3 over their last 10, and recently scored 48 runs in a four-game series vs. San Diego. No letting up here, Dodgers (like you did at the end of Thursday's game). Maybe we hold Josh Sborz's next appearance for the following series. Let's go, Blue!


spank said...

Joc playing first base. yeah,like this is going to end well.

Steve Sax said...

Huge win for Buehler and Beaty. Way to go

Steve Sax said...


Pederson (at 1B, no less!)

Steve Sax said...

Ryu goes for his 10th win

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, another walk-off win in this series, this time from Verdugo in the 11th.

I was watching the game with SoSG Orel at his house. Incredible to see that game. Actually, it's just incredible to see the Dodgers on TV.

Steve Sax said...


Are you kidding me. Dodgers are down 2-0 through six, with only three hits in the first six innings.

With one out, Beaty singles, Hernandez doubles, and Roberts puts CT3 to PH for Barnes. Rockies counter with Chad Bettis as their first reliever of the game.

First pitch to Taylor: 3-run HR! Dodgers up 3-2, B7

Steve Sax said...

Martin misses the ball and tag in the eighth, allowing the tying run to score.

Now it’s bottom of the ninth, two out, winning run on second with Martin at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Martin IBB so Will Smith comes up

Steve Sax said...

Smith was just recalled today

Steve Sax said...

Martin gets no chance to redeem himself

Steve Sax said...

(At least, not now)

Steve Sax said...

Smith HR! Steiner botched the call again!

Holy shit, a third straight walkoff HR!!!

QuadSevens said...

Walkoff! Walkoff! Walkoff! Sweep!

Steve Sax said...

I am waiting for the goddamn video to post so I can watch it

Steve Sax said...

Got it.

I love Orel's call: "A 25-man roster is not big enough for this organization."

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