Thursday, October 08, 2020

2020 NLDS Game 3 Thread: Oct 8 @ Padres, 6p

May vs. Morejon

Last night was a heart attack: Cody Bellinger's game-saving catch over the wall, Joe Kelly's tightrope to save Kenley Jansen's ass in the ninth. And after a heart attack, things in life always seem a lot clearer. Like the fact that Kenley Jansen is not fit to be our closer any longer. Or that Doc Roberts isn't going to depend upon tenure and history to make decisions. Or that Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger are starting to heat up again...which is exactly what we need.

Look, all season long, the Dodgers' bats have picked up this team in the few times when the bullpen has faltered. Last night's cardiac ninth inning was nuts but the Dodgers were were still due 9-1-2 in the bottom of the ninth, and I for one had a feeling that Mookie would have come up big again. But I'll take the win nonetheless.

Tonight we are the "visiting" team so we need to get out there and score runs early and often. Let's do this.

69 comments:

QuadSevens said...

The fact that we were the "Home" team yesterday completely slipped my mind since we weren't at Dodger Stadium. Thinking the Padres were about to walk it off added to the stress I felt last night.

QuadSevens said...

Also, I don't have MLB Network so I won't be able to watch tonight's game. ESPN alerts are set.

Steve Sax said...

Oh wow this game is already on!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 3

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

May P

Steve Sax said...

Betts grounds to short.
Seager grounds to second.
Turner grounds to short.

16 pitches total.

Steve Sax said...

Grisham Ks on five pitches

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 3.22p that sucks! I don't know if I've got the feed...

Steve Sax said...

oh yes i do. just in time to see Tatis walk. (cries)

Steve Sax said...

Tatis CS when he overruns the bag! Well done, CT3 with the tag!

Steve Sax said...

Machado flies to center, not even deep center.

0-0 through 1

Steve Sax said...

Muncy works a leadoff walk to start the second.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger with a infield FC. Muncy scores, but Smith caught at third (trying to advance from second, after his double)

Steve Sax said...

We'll take the run

Steve Sax said...

i gotta hop for a second

karen said...

Game tied on a freaking walk.

Steve Sax said...

What the hell is going on here? May pulled already? Doc getting too cute

spank said...

already heartattacks

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Does anyone here speak Roberts Logic and can explain why Dustin May was pulled.

spank said...

Tatis tried to do too much. god bless him

spank said...

woop

spank said...

fuck yeah. 4-2 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Pederson, prove me wrong here buddy

Steve Sax said...

Pollock steals second! Come on, Joc...

Steve Sax said...

JOC!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, buddy! 0-2, works a 3-2 count, and then doubles to left. Way to go, PEDERSON!!!

Steve Sax said...

Pollock has gotta get himself that sliding glove.

6-2 LA

spank said...

fuck yeah. 6-2

Steve Sax said...

Interesting how MLB network runs the commercials but keeps a camera on the game, during the pitching change. Fascinating to see Mookie taking notes for his next AB, Pollock hydrating, Padres infield looking a little down but definitely not out.

Steve Sax said...

I am so excited for Pederson. That's huge.

And for Pollock, rebounding after a disappointing postseason last year.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor seems like he's flailing a bit here. Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Wait, flies to shallow left. My bad.

Steve Sax said...

MLB Network playing I Love LA in the interstitial!

spank said...

call me old school but i really don't like all the smiles and interaction with that other team. shit needs to stop

killKillKILL

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double for Mookie in the fourth

Steve Sax said...

Seager works a walk. No out

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Urías looking solid out there.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, was on a call--it's 8-2 in the fifth, and Corey just worked another walk!

Steve Sax said...

First and second, two out, here's Justin Turner.

Steve Sax said...

SD had second and third with none out, they get one run. 8-3 LA through 6

Steve Sax said...

Great game from Urias tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Treinen entering, two out in the seventh with a man on first.

Steve Sax said...

tatis doubles past turner. not good

Steve Sax said...

Machado up.

Steve Sax said...

Boom! Way to go, Blake

Steve Sax said...

Line out to Seager.

8-3 LA through 7

spank said...

got out of that potential mess

Steve Sax said...

Pomeranz walks Turner and then hits Muncy. None out

Steve Sax said...

Single to center for Will Smith.

RANCHO ARDIENDO

None out

Steve Sax said...

0-2 count on Belli, wild pitch high but JT can't advance. And then Bellinger Ks

Steve Sax said...

Pitching change: Garrett Richards in.

Steve Sax said...

Pollock Ks

spank said...

one more inning kiddos

Steve Sax said...

Kiké Ks.

Bases loaded, none out, and we can't even notch a run.

spank said...

my bad, forgot the padres are home

spank said...

still the 8th dammit

Steve Sax said...

Baez with a solid eighth

spank said...

Baez pitching like he's Cy Young

Steve Sax said...

Turner hit by pitch

Steve Sax said...

Muncy four-pitch walk. Still two out

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith double to right! First player in Dodgers history with five hits in a postseason game.

10-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger with a two-run triple!

12-3 LA

spank said...

thats a wrap. the jello is jiggling

Steve Sax said...

Lux PH here--he Ks

Steve Sax said...

Two more outs.

QuadSevens said...

Sweep!!

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Okay, rest up for the Braves.

spank said...

noice

Orel said...

WIN