Friday, August 07, 2020

Series Thread (Games 14-16): August 7-9 vs. Giants

Couldn't find a gif with the incredible CT3 throw to nail Padre tying run Trent Grisham at the plate for the final out. Instead, here's the happy aftermath celebration from his game-saving 93.3mph cannon shot.

Fri 8/7 6.30p: Julio Urias (1-0, 2.45) vs. Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 9.31)
Sat 8/8 6p: Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 0.00) vs. Johnny Cueto (0-0. 4.97)
Sun 8/9 1p: Walker Buehler (0-0, 5.19) vs. Kevin Gausman (0-1, 5.27)

What would normally be a weak series between a powerhouse and punching bag, suddenly tees up with some excellent pitching matchups all weekend long. Kershaw vs. Cueto is the heavyweight title bout on the card, but it will also be interesting to see if Urias can go a little bit deeper than his five-inning start vs. SF in July; as well as if Buheler can shake his early-season jitters (5 ER in 8.2 IP).

This would normally be a perfect weekend series that I'd attend at least two games. Alas, I'm watching at home again. At least the beer is cheaper.

Let's go, Dodgers!

42 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1: WELCOME BACK MOOKIE
Pederson, LF
Betts, RF
Bellinger, CF
Turner, DH
Seager, SS
Muncy, 1B
Taylor, 2B
Rios, 3B
Smith, C
Urias, P

spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Orel said...

Urias goes 1-2 to the leadoff guy and walks him

Steve Sax said...

No runs scored though.

Pederson with a leadoff walk.

Orel said...

Typical Dodgers. 2nd & 3rd with no out, they don't score

Steve Sax said...

Wasted opportunity for turner and seager. 0-0

spank said...

Urias is a little shaky

spank said...

Seager is brittle as fuck

Orel said...

HELL YEAH MOOKIE

Orel said...

Turner RBI makes it 2-1 Dodgers

Orel said...

Maximum Muncy makes it 3-1 with a solo HR!

spank said...

Dodgers power surge

Steve Sax said...

5-1 LA through four. But Urias is already out.

Orel said...

Floro allows a triple but gets out with a scoreless fifth

Orel said...

Santana allows a solo HR but that's all. 6-2 mid sixth

Orel said...

Kelly pitches a scoreless eighth!

Orel said...

Rios bomb!

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

Kershaw giving up solo dingers like Roger Owens tossing peanuts. 2-0 Giants in the 3rd

Steve Sax said...

Why the hell is kershaw throwing BP? slater gets his second?! 3-0 SF

Steve Sax said...

We are getting NO HIT

Cliff Beefpile said...

LOL @ Cueto and Pence

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mr. Clutch comes through with the 3-run homer to make it a ballgame!

Orel said...

This has been a ballgame

Steve Sax said...

5-4 sf at the stretch

Orel said...

Dodgers hitless after JT's homer

Orel said...

Bot 9th, JT on first, one out, Muncy up

Orel said...

Well shit. Sadly this one's on Kershaw

Orel said...

GAME 3
Pederson, LF
Betts, RF
Bellinger, CF
Turner, 3B
Muncy, 2B
Pollock, DH
Beaty, 1B
Smith, C
Hernandez, SS
Buehler, P

Steve Sax said...

Mike Yazstremski gets a cheapie bloop single to put the Giants up 2-0 in the fifth.

Still 2-0, Buehler leaves after 5.2. 87 pitches, "best outing this year" says Joe Davis

Steve Sax said...

Ferguson comes in to get Sandoval looking. On to the bottom of the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

Ferguson sees three hitters and Ks them all. T7, two outs, SF up 2-0

Orel said...

Always love it when the Dodgers play down to the Giants

Steve Sax said...

Mookie flies out to deep right. But it's still the first out in the bottom of the seventh. Gausman at 76 pitches, his season high is 83.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger one-out basehit up the middle. Let's go!

Steve Sax said...

POLLOCK!!!

Steve Sax said...

Pollock actually thought he had ball 4 on the 3-1 count, but it was called a strike. He had dropped his bat and started walking to first and everything. But the ump called it a strike...

He comes back for the rest of the AB and parks a HR to left center. With two on, it goes from 2-0 SF to 3-2 LA. Bottom 7

Orel said...

Wow, A.J. has been a pleasant surprise this season

Orel said...

MOOOOOOKIE

Orel said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

WIN