Wednesday, October 07, 2020

2020 NLDS Game 2 Thread: Oct 7 vs. Padres, 6p

Mookie Betts, about to open up the can of Dodgers whup-ass.

Kershaw vs. TBD

The Padres opened up Game 1 last night well, despite the early exit of Mike Clevinger, holding the Dodgers hitless through the first five frames. But with one out in the sixth during a 1-1 tie, Mookie Betts hit a double, and then the floodgates were open. By the end of the frame, the Dodgers were up 5-1 and didn't look back, thanks to a rock-solid bullpen performance across Dustin May, Victor González, Blake Treinen, and Kenley Jansen.

Also, nice to see Max Muncy get a double and Cody Bellinger get a RBI single in Game 1.

So now we turn right around and play another "home" game in Globle Life Field. Tonight, my wish is to start our hitting before the sixth inning.

193 comments:

Orel said...

Betts RF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Muncy 1B
Smith DH
Bellinger CF
Taylor 2B
Pollock LF
Barnes C
Kershaw P

Orel said...

Barves win again. Fucking Astros beating the A's

QuadSevens said...

A's with a 9-7 lead in the bottom of the 8th and SHADOWS!!

QuadSevens said...

Reddick strikes out with two men on to end the inning and slams his bat on the ground in frustration. Poor baby!

QuadSevens said...

A's win!

karen said...

Clayton looking very Kershaw-esque to start.

Orel said...

Rays lead the Yanks 7-2 in the 6th

Orel said...

Dodgers waste Mookie's leadoff single

Orel said...

Aaaaaaand we're losing

Orel said...

Kershaw limits the damage to one run

Orel said...

Brutal strike zone tonight

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys. Wait, we're already down 1-0?

Orel said...

1-2-3 3rd for Kershaw

Steve Sax said...

Okay JUST switched my shirt. It's ON

Steve Sax said...

Boomtown Brewery Mic Czech popped open

Steve Sax said...

AND, A.J. Pollock gets a hit!

Orel said...

AJ leads off the 3rd with a single

Orel said...

Shirt switch already paying off

Steve Sax said...

That's Pollock's first hit of the series

Steve Sax said...

Barnes singles to left! Reached for that one but a nice, don't-do-too-much swing. Pollock to third

Orel said...

Barnes singles AJ to third!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, great play by Machado to grab that one off of Mookie's bat.

karen said...

Good catch by Machado.

Bastard.

Orel said...

Dammit Mookie smoked that but Machado makes a great stab

Orel said...

DAMMIT

karen said...

COREY BABY!!!

Steve Sax said...

Commentators say Davies will get out of it...but Seager ropes a double and two score!
Dodgers lead 2-1

Orel said...

That was roped. Love it

Steve Sax said...

Barnes was motoring the whole way, to score from first. Way to go, Austin!

Steve Sax said...

Muncy RBI scores Seager!

karen said...

Is it possible our bats are coming to life??

Steve Sax said...

Great hit by Muncy. After asking him yesterday if it was about to start coming--that was a nice shot to right-center.

3-1 LA

spank said...

that was nice

Orel said...

It's nice to see the boys be productive without swinging for the fences every AB

Orel said...

Pham singles again but Kershaw Ks Myers this time around

Orel said...

Kershaw escapes the 4th

Steve Sax said...

CODY!!!!!!

Orel said...

Sweet

Orel said...

Body finally caught up with one!

spank said...

bout fucking time mang

Steve Sax said...

Barens is on frickin' fire here. Wow

Orel said...

Barnes = unstoppable

Orel said...

^Cody

Steve Sax said...

^Barnes

Steve Sax said...

Mookie getting squeezed here

Steve Sax said...

Deuces are wild

Steve Sax said...

Barnes out by a mile there.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe barnes should not reach out for Machado's glove when he is sliding

spank said...

well.......

Orel said...

Dammit Barnes

Steve Sax said...

Wow, uncle charlie for Clayton's sixth K on Grisham

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:29, what's the dammit part?

Orel said...

His shitty baserunning

Orel said...

I'm a little behind tonight

Steve Sax said...

Seager leadoff double, but Turner grounds to short for out #1.

Steve Sax said...

Seager leadoff double wasted. 4-1 LA through 5.

Orel said...

Yanks lose!

QuadSevens said...

Nice job on the shirt change Sax. I’ve had my Kershaw shirt on all day today.

Steve Sax said...

Machado golf-swing HR. 4-2 LA.

Orel said...

"Manny's due," I thought. I was right

Orel said...

Kershaw with his patented solo HR given up

karen said...

Well crap

QuadSevens said...

Oh no.

Steve Sax said...

this is not good. Hosmer HR.

spank said...

fucking Kershaw

Orel said...

Certainly Barnes getting thrown out at third won't come back to bite us in the ass

Steve Sax said...

OK. Clayton gives up two but settles. 4-3 LA, going to B6

Pick him up, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Emilio Pagán on for the Padres in the sixth. Here's Cody to lead off.

Steve Sax said...

Commentators are saying how we haven't seen these relievers yet so we'll be on our heels.

Steve Sax said...

Here's Joc. This would be a pleasant surprise.

Steve Sax said...

Nope, no surprise.

Steve Sax said...

Moving to an 805 firestone ale. I need to properly chill.

Treinen gets out 1 in the seventh.

Steve Sax said...

Nola flies out to Taylor for out #2

QuadSevens said...

Had a Sam Adams ‘76 with my pizza. Let’s go Treinen.

QuadSevens said...

...I mean, let’s go Bazooka!

Orel said...

Here's the game: Brusdar vs Tatís

Steve Sax said...

Treinen hits Grisham and is pulled.

spank said...

i like your booze and food style,Quad.

Steve Sax said...

CODY!!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Holy $#!t that was amazing!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit what a catch by Oody

karen said...

WOW!!!

Orel said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

Steve Sax said...

Let's go to DisneyWorld!!!

Steve Sax said...

Let's go to Jiffy Lube!!!

spank said...

that was rad. almost had a heartattack though

Steve Sax said...

Let's blow this damn game open

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch leadoff walk to Barnes

Orel said...

Cody was smiling before his feet came back down to the ground!

karen said...

Cody looking serene while in the eye of the storm.

Steve Sax said...

Ooh, tempers flaring here. Graterol pissed, Machado chippy, Muncy snapping, and Mookie getting into it as well. Let's GO

QuadSevens said...

Machado yelling at Bazooka after the awesome catch and Muncy yelling right back. Things could get interesting soon.

Steve Sax said...

Betts forces Barnes.

Orel said...

No way Mookie was going to GIDP there

Orel said...

Cody is in nirvana

QuadSevens said...

I love that Bazooka blew a kiss at Machado.

Steve Sax said...

Seager single. Pomeranz enters. One out, first and second.

QuadSevens said...

@Spank Cheers brother!

spank said...

im loving the unfolding drama. hopefully a Padre gets beaned

Steve Sax said...

Wow, double steal. Nice.

Orel said...

Mookie is so good

Steve Sax said...

1-1 to Turner.

Steve Sax said...

@SPank 8.29p, I don't want us to get beaned though

Steve Sax said...

Wow my streaming feed is ahead of my MLB GameDay.

Steve Sax said...

JT with a sac fly to center. 5-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

Okay Max, let's go

Orel said...

There's that Geico

Steve Sax said...

Mncy bloops one to shallow left! 6-3 LA! Seager scores from second

Steve Sax said...

Seriously, if Max starts hitting and Cody starts hitting...

Orel said...

Muncy with the RBI bloop!

Steve Sax said...

Smith up with two out and Muncy on first.

Steve Sax said...

This is totally weird, GameDay is showing a 3-0 count but it's 1-1 now

Steve Sax said...

I'm so confused

Steve Sax said...

Oh, this Machado leadoff AB is gonna be huge.

Orel said...

We're winning that's all I know

Steve Sax said...

6-3 LA through 7

Steve Sax said...

They've gotta move that Doosan trailer off the field

Steve Sax said...

Machado tries to hit it right at Graterol, but he's fielded out at second. Graterol is definitely yipping at Machado as he crosses the diamond back to the dugout.

Steve Sax said...

Hosmer pops to third.

Orel said...

Even Manny couldn't help smiling as Brusdar was chirping at him as he ran off the field

Steve Sax said...

Graterol's countenance is like a bull about to charge.

QuadSevens said...

Machado looked like he was saying something too. But I think they were both smiling.

Steve Sax said...

Boom. Five-pitch inning, 6-3 LA through 7.5

Orel said...

Brusdar threw a seven-pitch 8th!

spank said...

great inning for Graterol

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, six-pitch inning

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count to Cody here. Altavilla pitching for SD.

Steve Sax said...

Cody's getting some contact now...

Orel said...

Third time's the charm Sax

Steve Sax said...

CT3 K. Taylor's 0-for-4 with 2 Ks, and no hits this series.

QuadSevens said...

MLB Network tomorrow? Boo!

Steve Sax said...

Looks like KJ for the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Alta villa looks like he could throw Kiké out of the park.

QuadSevens said...

Altavilla*

Orel said...

AltaVista

Steve Sax said...

Kike with an eight-pitch AB here

Steve Sax said...

Kiké with a nine-pitch AB but succumbs.

6-3 LA through eight.

Orel said...

Wow Kenley Ks Myers on three pitches

Steve Sax said...

KJ Ks Myers swinging on three pitches

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count to Cronenworth.

Steve Sax said...

full count to Cronenworth

Steve Sax said...

this is a lot of pitches here for Kenley

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 8.55p: late DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

10-pitch AB here for Cronenworth

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Orel said...

It's never 1-2-3 with Kenley

Steve Sax said...

I had a feeling that a bad outcome on that AB would fluster Kenley.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley blows the second pitch past Moreland. 1-1 count

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Kenley

Steve Sax said...

Oh no.

Steve Sax said...

Moreland RBI double. One out, 6-4 LA.

Orel said...

Kenley is so bad

spank said...

FUCK

QuadSevens said...

Getting scary here now.

Orel said...

This is where you take him out

Steve Sax said...

Barnes looked like he barely caught that foul out, but we'll take it. Two out.

Orel said...

Two down

Orel said...

Little bit of a sno-cone there

Orel said...

That was close

QuadSevens said...

That was terrible.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley is a mess. Doc pulls him for Kelly, which is the correct move.

Orel said...

Kenley sucks so much

karen said...

It is getting really hard to ride these games out with Kenley..

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Tatis coming up. Holy smokes.

spank said...

we're doomed

Steve Sax said...

The optimist in me says, if we can get past this game, there is no doubt that Kenley Jansen is no longer fit to be closer.

The realist in me says, it's clear now.

Steve Sax said...

"Nobody throws as hard as Joe Kelly", say the commentators: first pitch knuckle curve, 86 mph

Steve Sax said...

Kelly getting squeezed here. Let's not make him pout

Steve Sax said...

Barnes was good to block that one. 3-2 count

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Tatis walks. Two on, here's Machado.

QuadSevens said...

They are not biting on his curveballs.

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. Machado walks. Bases loaded.

QuadSevens said...

Holy shitballs.

Orel said...

I hate Kenley so much

Steve Sax said...

that was not very Machado-esque to take that walk. Hosmer up.

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Whew!

QuadSevens said...

I think my heart stopped. Win!

Steve Sax said...

Whew!

karen said...

WIN...barely.

Steve Sax said...

KELLY! Wow.

Orel said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Doc waving to the cardboard fans

Steve Sax said...

Oh man I can't take that. Wow

spank said...

win but dammit

Steve Sax said...

Jerry Hairston saying "It pains me to say it, but Kenley can't get the ball in the ninth inning right now."

Steve Sax said...

I agree

Steve Sax said...

And unlike Hairston, I'm not wearing a toupee.

Orel said...

Kenley must go

Steve Sax said...

We/ll have a five-run lead tomorrow so he can pitch

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw surprisingly hilarious and sarcastic in the post-game show