Monday, May 17, 2021

Series Thread (Games 41-44): May 17-20 vs. D-backs

Mon 5.17: Buehler vs. Bumgarner
Tue 5.18: Urias vs. TBD
Wed 5.19: Kershaw vs. TBD
Thu 5.20: Bauer vs. TBD
(all games 7p first pitch)

We finally won a second-straight series, against the hapless Miami Marlins, who took Sunday's bullpen game by preying on a cast of nobodies on the mound for the Dodgers, plus an ineffective offense (and defense!) anchored by Sheldon Neuse (we were 6-11 with Neuse in the lineup, but I haven't looked again lately as I'd start crying).

Worst of all, Corey Seager was hit in the hand with a pitch on Saturday, and his broken metatarsal will keep him out for at least a month if not more. So you look at all those TBDs on the 18-23 Diamondbacks' plan, and it's hard to feel very positive. We're still two games out of first place and sitting squarely in third place, but this series against Arizona isn't going to change anything.

Stop believing in hope. It's only going to depress you.

78 comments:

karen said...

Another day, another game of Dodgers Roulette. Who will we lose today? Of late, it hasn't been as simple as a 10 day IL...Well, okay, Pollock is on the 10 day turnaround) but of late we are losing guys for far more than 10 days. Corey Seager, Edwin Rios, and of course Dustin May. Maybe we should have a Call Your Shot contest (ala Leadoff LA) as to who will be gone next. But I think I'll be joining Sax in the crying/depressed Green Room (Especially when we are forced to dip into the bullpen).

QuadSevens said...

Let's not forget that CT3 was a late scratch yesterday because of wrist soreness. We'll see if he's ready to play today or not.

QuadSevens said...

GAME 1

Betts RF
Turner 3B
Muncy 2B
Pujols 1B
Smith C
Neuse LF
Lux SS
Peters CF
Buehler P

karen said...

@Q7...How did I forget CT3?? And I'm trying to be positive about Albert Pujols but my brain keeps going back to the other time when we picked up an Angel who was cut...The whole thing is summed up in two words, Garrett Anderson. We all remember what a catch he was.

karen said...

BREAKING NEWS...Mookie says we still have the guys to win games. I'm not sure but I think this just might be the fourth sign of the apocalypse.

karen said...

Muncy needs to clear the Ravine off MadBum tonight and tell the asshole to go pickup the ball at the 76 Station in centerfield.

QuadSevens said...

@karen I love the 76 station quote for MadMax to MadBum!

karen said...

Ah shucks, the Dodgers sent Mitch White down. His pitching was cruddy but dang he was purdy.

karen said...

Prince Albert singles in Mookie. 2-0 Good Guys.

karen said...

MadAss throwing a mini fit on the mound because he didn't get the double play.

QuadSevens said...

I liked that Dieter was playing the song “Mad World” every time MadBum threw to first.

karen said...

MOOKIE MAGIC!!!

Steve Sax said...

Gavin Lux is singlehandedly losing this game for us

Steve Sax said...

It’s only 2-1 LA now, snakes have first and second with one out

karen said...

I always get nervous when KJ comes in for more than just the ninth inning.

karen said...

JT saves us in the 8th.

karen said...

Lux redeems himself...3-1 Blue.

Steve Sax said...

Lux RBI single to get one back. Okay, Gavin. Nice redemption.

QuadSevens said...

Lux gets the run back with an RBI.

Steve Sax said...

Ha! Nice job @karen

Steve Sax said...

But I beat @Quad!

QuadSevens said...

Dammit!

karen said...

Okay Kenley...This is why you get the big bucks. 1-2-3 Pretty please.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley getting a scouting report from half the dugout before his at bat was great! Really wanted to see him get a hit.

karen said...

WooHoo!! WE WIN!!

Steve Sax said...

Lux starts the game-ending DP. Way to go guys. 3-1 WIN

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Betts CF
Muncy 2B
Taylor 3B
Smith C
Beaty RF
Pujols 1B
Tsutsugo LF
Lux SS
Urias P

First Dodger start for Pujols. First Dodger game for Tsutsugo.

Steve Sax said...

D'backs throw Corbin Martin (1-1, 5.59; 19.1 IP, 19 SO, WHIP 1.81)

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Today is Pujols’s second start. But it might be his first with a 💣!

Steve Sax said...

Oh you're right Quad. I didn't realize Pujols started yesterday, I thought he subbed in late. My bad

Steve Sax said...

Betts leadoff HR in the first, but Nick Ahmed doubles to center to tie it up.

1-1 through two

Steve Sax said...

WIN!

CT3 with a two-run HR early, and Gavin Lux with a grand salami late. 9-1 LA final

karen said...

GAME 3

Betts CF
Muncy 1B
Turner 3B
Tsutsugo LF
Taylor 2B
Lux SS
Beaty RF
Barnes C
Kershaw P

karen said...

HAPPY KERSHAW DAY

karen said...

Escobar takes Clayton yard. 2-0 Snakes T4.

karen said...

Tsutsugo gets one back singling Muncy in. 2-1 B4.

karen said...

JUMBO JACK UPDATE...Kid K has 7 Ks in sixth.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw leaves with 5 Ks through six.

Raley leadoff single to start B6, but Mookie flies to center. One out

Steve Sax said...

What’s up tonight, karen?

Steve Sax said...

Muncy single to right. First and third, one out

karen said...

Prince Albert bloops one to right. Bases loaded, no outs. B7.

karen said...

Hey Saxy!! I was wondering when you were going to get here!

Steve Sax said...

We have the bases loaded and none out in B7. And we are coming up empty.

Barnes Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Feesh Prince…

BOOM

karen said...

FRESH PRINCE PUTS US UP 3-2 with 1 out still B7.

Steve Sax said...

How did Rojas miss that catch?! That was unbelievable. What a gift.

3-2 LA. Mookie is up.

Steve Sax said...

^Fresh

Steve Sax said...

DJ Peters pinch running for Pujols

karen said...

4-2 BABY...still only 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

Mookie doubles! The diamondbacks fielders look awful

Steve Sax said...

Snakes have a ball bounce off RF Rojas’ glove, and then their CF (Locastro?) totally misplays a tough but catchable fly ball to right center.

Steve Sax said...

@karen, they are rallying for you!

Steve Sax said...

Max gets hit.

Bases loaded again, still with one out.

karen said...

Max HBP. Bases loaded again.

I was screaming so loud on Fresh Prince's double my daughter came running out here cause she thought I broke my leg again.

karen said...

@Sax...You got here just in time, it's been kinda boring until now

Steve Sax said...

Turner GIDPs.

4-2 LA through 7

karen said...

Great Muncy, CT3 play at first.

Vgon gets out of it. 4-2.

karen said...

Going to ninth. Time to fasten our seatbelts, this could get bumpy.

karen said...

Kenley gets K number 10 for free JJ's tomorrow.

Good WIN for Boys. Kenley passes Eckersley for #3 all time in saves

karen said...

Time to jump over to Seinfeld. 'Night Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Good night, karen! Sorry, got distracted by work :(

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Lakers beat Warriors as well, 103-100

QuadSevens said...

GAME 4

Betts RF
Muncy 2B
Turner 3B
Smith C
Taylor CF
Pujols 1B
Tsutsugo LF
Lux SS
Price P

Steve Sax said...

@Quad! Beat me to the lineup, thank you!

karen said...

Hola SoSG Nation!

karen said...

Last season when the minor league system was a no-go, David Price donated $200,000 so the guys would have some salary. Very cool.

karen said...

Frisco has already won today, Friars are off.

Steve Sax said...

Two hits for AZ in the first, but Price escapes. 0-0 through 0.5

Steve Sax said...

Mookie thrown out by a hair for the first out in the first.

karen said...

There have been so many bad ball and strike calls this season.

karen said...

2 run dinger for Prince Albert!!

Steve Sax said...

Boom Pujols. Wow

QuadSevens said...

Anytime Sax! Loved seeing Pujols take one out!

QuadSevens said...

Didn’t love seeing Escobar hot a two run bomb. But did love seeing Smith hit one to take the lead back!

QuadSevens said...

SWEEP!

Steve Sax said...

8-1 homestand. Way to go Dodgers.

Okay, maybe there's a little bit of hope.

Steve Sax said...

We're still in third place, though.