Monday, April 26, 2021

Series Thread (Games 23-25): April 26-28 vs. Reds

(possibly the least diverse video of all time)

Mon 7p: Urias vs. Mahle
Tue 7p: Buehler vs. Hoffman
Wed 1p: Kershaw vs. S Gray

We're broken, people.

The Padres just spanked us three out of four games, including a 8-7 victory that came only after we choked away a 7-1 lead by letting the Padres score two runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings. The Dodgers and their depleted lineup not only have a bullpen that sucks, but we also have Edwin Rios batting .103 and looking totally lost. Oh, and we're 1-5 when Sheldon Neuse is in the lineup (despite the fact that he has hit two home runs).

Sure, we've got tbe best record in baseball, the widest run differential in the majors, and we still are atop the NL West (barely, by one game over San Francisco). But screw it, man. With Cody Bellinger, Corey Knebel, Dennis Santana, Zach McKinstry, and Gavin Lux all on the Injured List, we're toast. 3-for-17 with RISP ain't gonna get it done.

56 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Your game thread hits the nail on the head Sax. David Price might be added to the injured list soon too.

QuadSevens said...

Lux and Santana activated. Price to the IL.

Steve Sax said...

BROKEN GAME 1

Betts RF
Seager SS
Taylor CF
Muncy 1B
W Smith C
Raley LF
Lux 2B
Rios 3B
Urias P

Steve Sax said...

I think the over/under on Dodger hits tonight is five.

Jumbo Jack that, dammit

Steve Sax said...

Mitch White recalled to the roster, as well.

Maybe Darren Dreifort is available?

Steve Sax said...

Mookie with a leadoff double in the first!

Steve Sax said...

Seager walks. Mookie took third on a passed ball. None out.

Surely we will score here, right?!

Steve Sax said...

Nope. fly out and GIDP. What a waste.

0-0 through 1

Steve Sax said...

So Mookie was the only hit we've had this game, mid-4.

And now we're losing 2-0 to the fucking Reds.

I'm done here.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dieter playing Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again" speaks volumes about all these LOBs.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Will Smith is really struggling defensively.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Man, Muncy is ice cold right now.

Steve Sax said...

Smith also sucks offensively. He’s got 5 LOB tonight so far

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seager BOMB! Tie ball game!

Steve Sax said...

How many double plays can Will Smith have in one fucking game

Steve Sax said...

Lux Ks swinging. Tied at 3 through 8

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have 10Ks this game. The only starter who hasn’t Kd is Taylor.

von Scoyoc, I’m looking at you

QuadSevens said...

Extra innings again. Offense is still dead.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in for the 10th to face 2-3-4.

QuadSevens said...

Well that didn’t work. Leadoff two run bomb!

Steve Sax said...

Yet another runner steals second on Will Smith.

Steve Sax said...

Well, at least Will Smith can’t GIDP right here.

QuadSevens said...

3-4-5-6 up for us in the 10th and we only manage a walk.

Steve Sax said...

Raley watches strike 3 to end the game.

QuadSevens said...

Terrible called strike to end it too. Does it seem like we’re getting a lot of bad strike calls this year?

Steve Sax said...

We look fucking horrible.

Send Rios down. I’m done with him

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: definitely some bad calls: but we had 12Ks in that game. Come on!

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Yeah, that’s really bad. We better sacrifice a live chicken before the next game.

Steve Sax said...

Well I wouldn't call Edwin Rios a chicken, but okay.

QuadSevens said...

BROKEN GAME 2

Betts RF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Muncy 1B
Smith C
Taylor CF
Lux 2B
Beaty LF
Buehler P

QuadSevens said...

I guess the Reds sacrificed a live chicken. First pitch HR. Down 1-0 already.

QuadSevens said...

Buehler came back with 3 Ks after the bomb.

Steve Sax said...

Hey im back. Where do I leave off? Oh yeah, Will Smith choking at the plate as usual. Strands two in the first. 1-0 Reds.

QuadSevens said...

SMITH!!

QuadSevens said...

3 run 💣!

Steve Sax said...

Wow we needed that one. Three-run Will Smith HR

QuadSevens said...

Reds tie it up in the fifth. Keep those bats hot offense.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 with a double down the line sends a security guard tumbling. Two on with Beaty at the plate.

QuadSevens said...

Beaty with a 2 RBI single!

QuadSevens said...

Rancho ardiendo for Turner!

QuadSevens said...

Ground out. Blah. Still up 5-3.

Steve Sax said...

Walker how the fuck are you letting Kyle Farmer, batting .171, beat you

Steve Sax said...

5-4 LA, none out in the top of the 7th, and we are on track to lose again

Steve Sax said...

Our bullpen can’t hold shit.

Steve Sax said...

Vitro with a two-out, two-run double off of Alexander. Dodgers down 6-5

Steve Sax said...

Friedman, you’d better find some arms, fast

Steve Sax said...

Lux: 0-for-4 tonight

Steve Sax said...

That includes Lux’s weak foul out to third just now

Steve Sax said...

Oh great, Rios is up next.

Steve Sax said...

Beaty actually works a walk which is the best we could hope for

Steve Sax said...

Ha, I just realized they before yesterday’s game, I predicted five hits. The Dodgers got six

Tonight we have four hits so far.

Steve Sax said...

Rios is on a 0-for-23 streak here. He’s down 0-2

Steve Sax said...

Rios Ks.

Stop the madness, send him down for ANYONE ELSE

Steve Sax said...

Betts Ks.

To the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

Rios’ last hit was on April 13 vs Colorado.

QuadSevens said...

BROKEN GAME 3

The one nobody watched, we win 8-0. Go figure.