Friday, August 14, 2020

Series Thread (Games 21-23): Aug 14-16 @ Angels

Congrats on your latest Silver Slugger, Mookie! (Better make a macro for that line.)


Fri, 6:30p: Clayton Kershaw vs Patrick Sandoval
Sat, 6:30p: Walker Buehler vs Andrew Heaney
Sun, 1p: Dustin May vs Julio Teheran

So, Mike Trout. Best player in baseball. Hands down. I'm a certified Mookiehead and in awe of Aaron Judge, but Trout's dominance is indisputable.

The rest of the Angels? Well, put it this way: Arte Moreno didn't think adding Ross Stripling to his team "would make much of a difference." The Angels' pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, 22nd in MLB.

But! Do the Dodgers play the Angels well? They do not. I'm not going to look up stats to back up my totally irrational hunch; just trust me on this one. But we have our top three pitchers going and Mookie and A.J. Pollack (!) carrying the offense. But, Mike Trout HEAD EXPLODES

56 comments:

Orel said...

GAME 1: HAPPY KERSHAW DAY
Betts, RF
Seager, SS
Turner, 3B
Pollock, LF
Bellinger, CF
Taylor, DH
Hernandez, 2B
Rios, 1B
Barnes, C
Kershaw, P

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers up 2-0 through 3 innings. Kershaw is looking good so far.

Steve Sax said...

Hell of a defensive play by Kike there!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger hit a 2 run bomb. 4-1 blue in the seventh.

QuadSevens said...

We’ve had a couple of guys hustling out of the box to beat out a GIDP and earn an RBI.

Orel said...

Belli's back?

QuadSevens said...

He needed to face a lefty apparently.

Orel said...

Kershaw allows 1 hit over 7 innings. That'll do

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

GAME 2: MOOKIE LEADOFF, TROUT CONTAINED AGAIN?
Betts, RF
Seager, SS
Turner, DH
Pollock, CF
Bellinger, 1B
Taylor, LF
Muncy, 3B
Hernandez, 2B
Barnes, C
Buehler, P

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger still dropped to the five hole. Well, it worked yesterday so let's do it again.

QuadSevens said...

Trout with a long 2 run bomb in the first.

QuadSevens said...

Mookie comes through with a bases loaded single to tie it up!

QuadSevens said...

MOOKIE!! SOLO BOMB! TIE GAME! 5-5 in the 7th.

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers win in 10!

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

Can't believe Trout looked at three pitches from Kenley to end the game

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kenley was dealing last night. Those three pitches to Trout were filthy!

Orel said...

GAME 3: FOR DA SWEEP
Betts RF
Seager DH
Muncy 2B
Bellinger CF
Taylor SS
Pederson LF
Ríos 3B
Beaty 1B
Ruiz C

May SP

Orel said...

Betts leads off. As it should be

Orel said...

Also: Keibert debut!

Steve Sax said...

One-out single for Seager.

Steve Sax said...

And, they strand him (Muncy K, Bellinger grounds into the shift).

0-0 through 0.5

Steve Sax said...

Horrible top of the second.

Rios hits a two-out double and pulls a hamstring, but argues to stay in. Then Beaty comes up and singles to center, but tries to stretch it to second like an idiot and is thrown out--and Rios, hobbling around the basepaths, hadn't crossed the plate in time, so no run scores.

Beaty blew it. Rios blew it. No score through 1.5.

Stupid

QuadSevens said...

Rios hurt himself coming around third on a basehit by Beaty. Beaty tagged out at second before Rios touched home to end our half of the second. No run.

Steve Sax said...

Rios should have pulled his sorry ass out of the game.

Beaty should have stayed on first and taken the RBI.

Idiots.

QuadSevens said...

Oh. He hurt himself on his double. That’s even worse.

Steve Sax said...

Angels score a run with small ball, in the bottom of the second.

Steve Sax said...

@Q7: I feel bad for Rios and hope he's not injured. That said he shouldn't have stayed in the game in the first place!

QuadSevens said...

RUIZ!!

Steve Sax said...

KEIBERT RUIZ!!!

HR in his first MLB AB!

Steve Sax said...

"Baseball's EASY!" --A J Pollock, congratulating Keibert Ruiz

Steve Sax said...

Mookie Mookie Mookie with a base hit

Orel said...

Keibert HR ties it up!

Steve Sax said...

Ruiz becomes the 127th major leaguer to get a HR in his first AB

Steve Sax said...

wow, i went to go try and update the wikipedia entry, but it just seemed too confusing in that table format and all

Steve Sax said...

Mookie SB

QuadSevens said...

BIG FLY MUNCY!

Steve Sax said...

MUNCY HR!

3-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

dman, kiké with yet another great defensive play for the first out in the bottom of the third. wow. that's his second great play this game, on top of a great play yesterday.

must be the mustache

Steve Sax said...

@Q7: a belated DAMMIT (from 2:07PM)

Steve Sax said...

Trout caught looking for the third out!

3-1 LAD through 3

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Did you notice I stole the Angels homerun call for it?

Steve Sax said...

Already chased the Angels' starter

Steve Sax said...

@Q7 2.29: no i missed that!

Steve Sax said...

i'm listening to Joe Davis

I don't think I've watched an Angels game for ages

Steve Sax said...

Kike beats the throw to home! Mookie with an RBI single to left

QuadSevens said...

And now Orel used the Angels homerun call on the replay for Seager’s 3 run bomb.

Steve Sax said...

8-3, T8

Steve Sax said...

it was nice to see Beaty get a solo shot, after f'ing up the play in the second inning

Steve Sax said...

Pederson: 0-for-3 today, .155 average this year. ugh

Steve Sax said...

now 0-for-4

Steve Sax said...

Santana Ks Trout for out #1

Steve Sax said...

Sweeeeeep

Orel said...

WIN/SWEEP!

QuadSevens said...

First time we’ve ever swept them! Sweet!