Wednesday, October 21, 2020

World Series Game 2 Thread: Oct 21 vs Rays, 5p

Footsies are now Cody's celebration of choice.

Peek-a-Mook!


A little good-luck charm for Catman.

Tony "Catman" Gonsolin vs Blake Snell.

So far, so good.

Game 1 was vintage 2020 Dodgers, if a team can be "vintage" while "still playing." Starting pitching kept the Boys in Blue in the game and it took a while for the bats to arrive but when they did, hoo boy.

Today is a different beast, however, as Walker Buehler is lined up for a Game 3 start, which means it's time for a bullpen game! Gonsolin is the starter, with May and Urías reportedly available to sub in. Keep in mind all three pitchers worked three days ago so Doc will have to mix and match to scratch out those 27 outs.

But it won't matter if the bats don't show up again. I happen to believe Snell is touchable based on my extensive research of watching his last start.

GO BLUE!

100 comments:

Orel said...

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

QuadSevens said...

I didn't ask yesterday, but now I have to. What's up with the Little League World Series logo in the game threads?

Orel said...

Just a gag. I Googled "2020 World Series logo" and that came up

QuadSevens said...

Nice! Totally fits in here.

Steve Sax said...

Let's GO!

Orel said...

I feel we have the edge in Game 3. Winning tonight would be huge

Steve Sax said...

Okay, Gonsolin gives up a run in the first, but that's it (a solo shot). Let's settle down Tony.

Offense, get one back!

Steve Sax said...

Corey flies out on the first pitch. 10-pitch inning for Snell. Not good.

Steve Sax said...

0-1, TB lead, through 1.

Steve Sax said...

Gonsolin serves up a leadoff walk. He's gotta settle.

QuadSevens said...

Floro getting ready in the second? That’s quick.

Steve Sax said...

let's get a double play here, guys

Steve Sax said...

Gonsolin out. Floro in.

I hope Floro had time to warm up, given last night's experience of throwing unready arms into the game too early (and how that led to a shaky inning).

QuadSevens said...

With a runner on third, Floro better be warm. No room for error.

Steve Sax said...

Seager nabs Margot at home! Same idea as Mookie yesterday...but Mookie was able to score!

QuadSevens said...

Love to see that if you’re Gonsolin.

Steve Sax said...

Okay so clearly, TB is going to be aggressive on the basepaths tonight

Steve Sax said...

0-1 through 1.5.

Muncy, Smith, Bellinger to bat

Steve Sax said...

Boy, a Muncy HR (or walk) would be good here

QuadSevens said...

Could setup a nice defensive/offensive pair of plays for Smith.

Steve Sax said...

Muncy reads this blog! He earns a five-pitch walk.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 5.46p: ooh that would be awesome

Orel said...

Thank goodness Rays are a young team

Orel said...

It's like they're acting like Kershaw's still pitching

Orel said...

Smith Ks looking. That rarely happens

QuadSevens said...

So much for that idea.

Steve Sax said...

Smith Ks for the first out. Let's go, Cody

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 5.49p: still could happen! don't get un-jiggy wit' it

QuadSevens said...

Just meant for that at bat. I’ll be jiggy for Smith’s next AB.

Orel said...

Great PA by Belli

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk to Belli. COME ON, AJ

QuadSevens said...

Making Snell work more than the first inning.

Steve Sax said...

fifth-straight ball. 1-0 count to AJ

Orel said...

Pollock fouls out

Steve Sax said...

dammit

QuadSevens said...

We get nothing! Crappy!

Steve Sax said...

3--pitch K to Kike. Not good.

Wasted the two walks there, guys.

0-1 through 2.

Steve Sax said...

Snell at 30 pitches through two innings.

Orel said...

Hey MPQheads, who the heck is Elsa Bloodstone?

Steve Sax said...

Wow, quick hook for Floro after he gets two outs in the third. Here's V-Gon

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, monster hunter, debuted 2001

Orel said...

Good job, Floro. Good job, Doc, not riding him too long

Steve Sax said...

Wow, one-pitch out for V-Gon.

Orel said...

I'm seeing a lot of properties called Monster Hunter. Is it only a Marvel property?

Orel said...

5 Ks for Snell

Orel said...

6 Ks

Orel said...

May coming in

QuadSevens said...

I don’t think Joe Buck liked that fan’s shirt. Ha!

Orel said...

Rays take a 3-0 lead

QuadSevens said...

May is not looking good so far.

Orel said...

That's Gonsolin and May with two bad outings each

Steve Sax said...

Okay now we're down 3-0.

QuadSevens said...

Kiké booting the double play ball hurt.

Orel said...

Snell is killing us, just like I didn't think would happen

Orel said...

Snell at 63 pitches thru 4

Orel said...

Wow May is getting shelled. 5-0 Rays

Orel said...

Wrap it up. Make May wear this one and get ready for Fri

QuadSevens said...

THE DODGERS DON’T HAVE A HIT YET!

Orel said...

Do we want them to make it close enough that Doc burns Urías?

Orel said...

We can't get hits be we can get walks

QuadSevens said...

CT3!!

Steve Sax said...

Ok but we're on the board! Down 2-5 through 5.

Steve Sax said...

JT had two on and a 2-0 count and Kd. Boo.

Steve Sax said...

At least Snell is gone. Okay, down 5-2 to start the sixth, and here's Joe Kelly.

Steve Sax said...

Kelly's getting punked here but Choi and Margot. First and third, none out.

Steve Sax said...

Kelly's lucky, Wendle roped that but Taylor ran it down for the out. Sacrifice fly anyway, so now it's 6-2.

Steve Sax said...

Joe Buck flexing his Korean there. What the heck.

QuadSevens said...

We got our first hit last inning. Let’s get some more now!

QuadSevens said...

@Sax 7:33pm Yeah, that was weird.

Orel said...

We can score runs in bunches

Orel said...

...but will we?

Orel said...

Fresh!

Steve Sax said...

WILL SMITH!

MAKING QUAD PROUD

Steve Sax said...

What's with the dude in the crowd wearing Giants gear? Bizarre.

Steve Sax said...

Dude who catches the Smith HR ball throws his glove onto the field. What the heck

QuadSevens said...

ATTABOY WILL!!

Orel said...

Graterol tribute

Orel said...

Oh god it's Alex Wood

Steve Sax said...

Wood in for the 7th. White flag from Roberts?

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, whatever that is that they're putting in cheese sauce and onions looks EXCELLENT

Orel said...

https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/1318696290700722177?s=20

Steve Sax said...

Wood gets out of a two-on jam! Okay let's GOOOOO guys

6-3 TB at the stretch.

Steve Sax said...

what the hell is joc swinging at that for. my god

Steve Sax said...

Fete Fairbanks in for TB. He is not from Alaska.

Orel said...

Our bats just don't have it tonight

Steve Sax said...

Fairbanks just owned us in the seventh.

Down 3-6 through 7.

Orel said...

6 pitches

Steve Sax said...

Okay Wood yields an Adames double but gets out of it.

3-6, mid-8

Orel said...

Corey!

QuadSevens said...

SEAGER BABY!!

Orel said...

JT with the seeing-eye double!

QuadSevens said...

Bloop double for JT! Let’s go boys!

QuadSevens said...

Smith smoked that one right at the third baseman. Damn.

Orel said...

Heartbreaker

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Cody. Looking?!

Orel said...

Only 5 LOB for us so far? Feels like more

Orel said...

At the very least I guess we're making their bullpen work

Orel said...

Last looks

Orel said...

Rios backwards K on three pitches

Orel said...

Barnes flies out