Friday, July 24, 2020

Series Thread (Games 2-4): July 24-26 vs. Giants

Pretty stark difference in player caliber here. I'll take it.

Fri Jul 24 6.30p: Ross Stripling vs. TBD
Sat Jul 25 1p: Julio Urias Alex Wood vs. TBD
Sun Jul 26 7p: Alex Wood Julio Urias? vs. TBD

The Mookie Betts-infused Dodgers passed their Opening Day game with flying colors, defeating both the San Francisco Giants as well as the Johnny Cueto Fan Club of ESPN broadcasters (little mention was made of Dustin May's Opening Day spot start (4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks). Screw them. Now we're back to Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser to call the game appropriately.

Got off to a slow start yesterday but the offense came alive off the Giants' bullpen, and were helped further by some poor Giants baserunning and missed fielding opportunities (all of this, on national television). Let's keep this up this weekend.

88 comments:

Orel said...

Wait Didi Gregorious is on the Phillies now?

Orel said...

Muncy!

Orel said...

GAME 2
Betts, RF
Muncy, 1B
Turner, 3B
Bellinger, CF
Hernandez, 2B
Seager, SS
Taylor, LF
Pederson, DH
Smith, C
Stripling, P

Orel said...

Dodgers leave the bases loaded in the 1st, what a shock

QuadSevens said...

Chicken Strip is hitting 94 with a nice change up. I love it!

Cliff Beefpile said...

On my couch, wearing a mask, and not socially distanced from my beer, Vinny!

Orel said...

Hiya, Cliffy!

Orel said...

Quad: Maybe Strip is better suited to a short season?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hiya, Orel! Hello, everyone! We got Mookie, mofos! Let's get this World Series!

Orel said...

JT RBI makes it 2-0!

Orel said...

Damn straight Cliffy!

Steve Sax said...

JT! Nice hit

QuadSevens said...

I hope everyone is better suited for this shorter season. Let’s get that ring!

QuadSevens said...

And just like that, Strip gives up a solo shot. 2-1.

Orel said...

Strip gives up the solo dong

QuadSevens said...

Pablo looks even bigger than before. Is that possible?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't like this Clayton Kershaw commercial ESPN keeps playing of him driving the different cars to catch a line drive. I don't care if he catches the ball, it's still a dang homerun...which means he probably gave it up during a critical playoff game. No, I'm not bitter, YOU'RE BITTER!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Quad

It’ll take a few billion years, but he will only finally dissipate through emitting Hawking radiation

Orel said...

JT RBI #2!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Justin Turner coming through again

Steve Sax said...

The crowd noise levels are much better tonight than last night.

Steve Sax said...

JT makes it 3-1, scoring muncy in the second consecutive double

Steve Sax said...

Hey do you guys have real commercials? I have a “we’ll be back after this commercial break” screen.

Steve Sax said...

Not sure if that is because of At&T now or because of spectrum

Steve Sax said...

Ooh, Alanna interviewing David Price from home

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit this is a long interview from Alanna! Is Joe Davis stuck on the shitter or something?

Steve Sax said...

“So David, how do you feel about man in the state of nature? Do you agree with John Locke?”

Steve Sax said...

I saw 2 seconds of that ampm commercial and then it cut away. No Toomgus for Sax

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh man, Panda’s ass nearly ate CT3 right there.

Orel said...

Flying Panda vs. CT3

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit Panda just sat on Taylor. That is cruel and inhumane

Steve Sax said...

I’m surprised Panda’s belt didn’t explode again right there

Steve Sax said...

Dieter with When I Come Around

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith with a sac fly RBI. 4-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Taylor SB!

Steve Sax said...

Wait, maybe not

Cliff Beefpile said...

Taylor SOB

Steve Sax said...

Overturned. Taylor is out.

4-1 through 5

Cliff Beefpile said...

Why is Sandovol even bothering with the mask if he's just gonna wear it on his chin? Is he just hiding his second and third chins?

Steve Sax said...

Pablo GIDPs

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff, I don’t see anything lasting long near Pablo’s mouth

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax, a good point

Steve Sax said...

What’s with the stupid giants catcher stance

Steve Sax said...

Mookie is 0-for-4. When can we dump this guy

Steve Sax said...

Muncy with another HR!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Muncy says go get it out of the parking lot!

Steve Sax said...

Muncy on pace for 60 HR this season

Steve Sax said...

Win!

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

GAME 3
Muncy 1B
Betts RF
Bellinger CF
Turner 3B
Seager SS
Taylor DH
Pederson LF
Hernandez 2B
Barnes C
Wood P

karen said...

BASEBALL!! So glad we get a season, such as it is.

QuadSevens said...

Betts leaves them loaded in the bottom of the second. 2-1 Gnats in the third.

QuadSevens said...

Wood looking shaky in his first start. Gives up a solo bomb. 3-1 now.

Steve Sax said...

Alex Wood looks awful

QuadSevens said...

Thankfully, Wood is pulled. Santana in now to pitch.

QuadSevens said...

We are running ourselves out of innings. Second double play against us in two innings. 5-1 going to the fifth.

QuadSevens said...

Barnes with a leadoff single and we’re into the pen.

QuadSevens said...

And a third double play against us to end the fifth.

QuadSevens said...

Going to the 8th. Still down 5-1.

Steve Sax said...

Corey works back from an 0-2 count (and a horrible swing on strike two) to hit a two-out 2-RBI single. 5-3, SF pitching change.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor sneaks one in the hole, grabs a single and advances Seager to third. Still two out

Steve Sax said...

Joc gets HBP on the first pitch. And here is Kiké

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez down 0-2 quickly

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez grounds to second.

Orel said...

Late but...HI KAREN!

Steve Sax said...

The winning streak is over.

We cannot go 60-0.

Steve Sax said...

GAME 4

Betts RF .125
Muncy 1B .364
Turner 3B .417
Bellinger CF .154
Taylor LF .500
Seager SS .385
Hernandez 2B .357
Pollock DH .500
Smith C .333

Steve Sax said...

Giants go with Drew Smyly

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger ties it up! 1-1

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 3.5

Steve Sax said...

Smyly gets Corey for the first out of the fourth but is yanked.

Steve Sax said...

Urias in trouble in the fifth. Two on, none out. He doesn’t look good either

Steve Sax said...

3-pitch K and a GIDP gets Julio out of it. Wow

Steve Sax said...

Giants take a 2-1 lead

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers down 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Doesn’t feel good

Orel said...

How the hell are we losing this game

Orel said...

We're making some noise in the 8th....Probably setting up another one-run loss

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

QuadSevens said...

Our LOB total for this series is ridiculous.

Steve Sax said...

Kike grounds to third and ends the rally. Still down 3-1 through eight.

Orel said...

You'll never guess what happened

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Orel said...

Pollock...doubles???

Orel said...

Mookie does not save the day

Orel said...

Muncy does not save the day

Steve Sax said...

I'm still angry, a day later

QuadSevens said...

Every loss to a crappy team hurts 2.7 times more than normal.