Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bunch Of Series Threads: July 26 - August 4, @ Nationals, @ Rockies, vs. Padres

The perfect picture for these three series: Wash Rocks, Father!

July 26-28 @ Washington Nationals: Fri 4p (Ryu), Sat 1p (Kershaw), Sun 10a (Buehler)
July 29-31 @ Colorado Rockies: Mon 5.30p, Tues 5.30p, Wed 12n
Aug 1-4 vs. San Diego Padres: Thu 7p, Fri 7p, Sat 6p, Sun 1p

Sorry, I'm going out of town so this is all I can do for these ten games. I'll be at the Sunday game with SoSG Orel, though.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Serieseses Threads: July 19-24 vs. Marlins, Angels

Fri 7/19 7p: Ryu vs. Gallen
Sat 7/20 6p: Kershaw vs. Alcantara
Sun 7/21 1p: Buehler vs. Yamamoto
Tue 7/23 7p: Maeda vs. TBD
Wed 7/24 7p: Stripling vs. Barria

Sorry, I'm going to be out of town this week. The Dodgers have two games off in this crazy homestand, and then get back on the road Thursday to face the Nationals. I don't anticipate I am going to have a ton of time to post comments. But at this point, I think I'm largely doing these game threads for myself anyway, which is still cool by me.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Series Thread (Games 96-99): July 15-18 @ Phillies

Not much of a video here, sorry

7.15 4p: Kershaw vs. Eflin
7.16 4p: Buehler vs. Velasquez
7.17 4p: Maeda vs. Pivetta
7.18 9.30a: Stripling vs. Nola

I didn't think we'd win two of three in Boston, but here we are. Much was made of the Los Angeles fans coming in force to Fenway Park this past weekend. Will we show up in Citizen's Bank Park as well, for four against the third-place Bryce Harpers?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Series Thread (Games 93-95): July 12-14 @ Red Sox

7/12: Maeda vs. Rodriguez
7/13: Stripling vs. Sale
7/14: Ryu vs. Price
all games, 4p PT

Nothing but doom and gloom for the Dodgers here. We dropped three of four against the Padres heading into the All-Star Break. We probably permanently jacked up Joc Pederson's swing thanks to his valiant, albeit unsuccessful, Home Run Derby entry. Clayton Kershaw took his second All-Star Game Loss on Tuesday. Walker Buehler gave up an earned run as well in that game. And Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy both 0-fered in two AB, amassing three strikeouts between them.

Perfect timing to go get stomped by last year's World Series winners, the Boston Red Sox.

The decline is real.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

2019 All-Star Game Thread

Where's the NL starter, Hyun-Jin Ryu? What's so wrong about having two Dodgers out of the three players?

Game time, 4.30p.

Dodgers have five on the All-Star roster: Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy, and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Let's go, Blue! This time, it doesn't count!

Monday, July 08, 2019

2019 Home Run Derby Thread

Let's all watch Joc Pederson screw up his swing again at the Home Run Derby!

Yeah, I know MLB wants us to remember five reasons to root for Joc tonight. But let's recall 2015 when Pederson last competed in the 2015 HR Derby:

Pederson before 2015 All-Star Break: .230 BA, .851 OPS, 20 HR.
Pederson after 2015 All-Star Break: .178 BA, .617 OPS, 6 HR.

Here we go again.

UPDATE 2:55p PT: None of the ESPN pundits even mentioned Joc.

UPDATE 7/9: Joc lost in the second round, but that head-to-head competition against Vlad Guerrero Jr. was the event's highlight.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Series Thread (Games 89-92): July 4-7 vs. Padres

7.4 6p: Ryu vs. Lamet
7.5 7p: Kershaw vs. Lauer
7.6 7p: Maeda vs. Paddack
7.7 1p: Stripling vs. Lucchesi

Five consecutive walk-off victories at home! Apparently this is the first time since the 2004 A's. And all I can find is a music video entitled "Walk On". Oh well...

Happy Fourth of July, people!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

"Series" Thread (Games 87-88): July 2-3 vs. Snakes

7.2 7p: Stripling vs. Clarke
7.3 7p: Buehler vs. M Kelly

18 straight games brought us a 12-6 record, and now we get five more games at home before the four-day All-Star Break (except if you're Cody Bellinger, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler, or Clayton Kershaw). I'm sorry, I don't have anything for this one. I'm exhausted. This ASB can't come soon enough. I just want to be left alone.