Monday, June 28, 2021

"Series" Thread (Games 79-80): June 28-29 vs. Giants

Mon 6.28: Bauer vs. DeSclafani
Tue 6.29: Buehler vs. Gausman
both games, 7p

We took three of four from the visiting Cubbies this weekend, including a walk-off ending on Saturday (I was there!), followed by a beatdown early on Sunday. These 4pm start times are favorable for the Dodgers!

But don't, don't, don't let's start. This is the worst part. Now we face the league-leading Giants for two; the Giants sit 3.5 games ahead of us and have shown no signs of letting up, almost halfway through the season. The Giants' surprising strength has been their starting rotation: DeSclafani is 8-2 with a 2.77 ERA (slightly worse than Trevor Bauer's 2.57), and Gausman is 8-1 with a 1.49 ERA (much better than Beuhler's 2.51). The Dodgers have basically split the season series with the Giants to date (LA four games to SF 3). so these two duels are going to be critical if we are going to make up ground.

They might be Giants? We'll see.

68 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

Betts, RF
Muncy, 1B
Turner, 3B
Belli, CF
Smith, C
Taylor, 2B
Lux, SS
Pollock, LF
Bauer, P

karen said...

I really hope Bauer has a good game tonight and antagonizes frisco.

karen said...

Oyster Pubes up. As difficult as this is for me, I have to give him props. He opted out of 2020 because he and Mrs. Oyster Pubes adopted a pair of special needs twin girls. Oh it PAINS me to have to consider a Bird Shit Park Dweller as possibly half human but I think he and his wife are awesome for taking in those babies.

karen said...

MOOOKEEEE!!!

karen said...

Mad Max goes back to back with Mookie!!! 2-0 LA

karen said...

The Fresh Prince goes yard...3-1 Champs.

karen said...

Brandon Crawford hits a solo shot to start the sixth. 3-2 Blue.

karen said...

Our boy Trev coming a little undone. Gives up a double to Wilmer Flores. Tying run in scoring position with nobody out.

karen said...

Trevor wiggles off the hook and gets through the sixth 3-2. He's at 99 pitches so I'm thinking he's done for the night. Goes out winning.

Steve Sax said...

Did you just see Betts bop that ball off the bat into his hand, and hand to Posey? Sweet.

Mookie Ks to start off the bottom of the eighth, though.

3-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

Thank you for holding down the fort, karen!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers down in order in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. :(

Steve Sax said...

3-2, going to top 9, here's Kenley.

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. Belli misplays the ball in center, and Tauchman stretches it to a double...but is BARELY tagged out at second by Taylor, probably when he comes off the bag at the tail end of his slide.

Instead of a man on second and none out, there's one out.

Steve Sax said...

Here's Oyster Pubes with one out.

karen said...

Tauchman gets thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double and is tagged going off the base. 1 out in ninth, Pubes up.

Steve Sax said...

Three-pitch K to Oyster Pubes! Wow.

karen said...

KJ K's Pubes. 2 out!!

karen said...

Hi Sax!

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for Jansen!

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Hi karen! Going to bed happy.

karen said...

WIN!!! 2.5 out of first. Frisco can hear our footsteps coming up behind them fast.

QuadSevens said...

Couple of thoughts on the "sticky stuff" investigations.

1. What good is it to check/eject a pitcher at the end of an inning or as they are leaving the game? At that point, they have already "cheated" and gotten away with it.

2. Hector Santiago is appealing his suspension. I thought that wasn't something that could be done. Umpire ejects player, player is suspended. My source on this is one pre-game interview of Trevor Bauer, so I could be wrong.

karen said...

@Q7...I loved that Bauer interview. Dude has no problem expressing himself.

karen said...

GAME 2

Betts, RF
Muncy, 1B
Turner, 3B
Belli, CF
Smith, C
Taylor, 2B
Lux, SS
Pollock, LF
Buehler, P

karen said...

In Grown Ups 2 Kevin James does this thing where he has a sneeze, fart thing and Kenley's new "pitching angry hip tweak" looks a lot like it. As long as it works...

karen said...

It's the Max Muncy "Get it outta the ocean you mofo, MadBum" Bobble Head night. I would love to see a Joe Kelly pouty lip Bobble.

karen said...

Bases loaded for the Fresh Prince...

QuadSevens said...

Let’s get jiggy with it Will!

karen said...

Smith K's. 2 down in first.

QuadSevens said...

Time for CT3 to cement his All Star status. Let’s go!

QuadSevens said...

Barrels are overrated!

karen said...

CT3 gets 2 run RBI. 2-0 Dodgers in first.

karen said...

Hi Q7!!

QuadSevens said...

Hi karen! Totally agree on that Bauer interview. It was a fun one!

karen said...

Great catch by Belli

karen said...

Damn. I was hoping he was hurt. After all, the creep robbed Prince Albert of a walk off and more importantly the SOB is a giant. Yep the HATE is bubbling.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Get it out of the ocean!!!

QuadSevens said...

Muncy with the Bobble-Bomb!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Gavin, your two-out error cost Buehler the shutout. Idiot.

Steve Sax said...

3-1 LA, man on second with two out and the tying run at the plate.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bauer under investigation by Pasadena PD for sexual assault accusations.

karen said...

I'm digging the alter ego...Joseph Kelly.

karen said...

@DB... Is that true about Bauer? Jeez, I hope not.

QuadSevens said...

I’m glad the crowd starting booing the umps as they checked Buehler while walking off the field. Gotta change the way this is done.

karen said...

I found it. The lady was talking about having "rough sex" and getting a concussion. How embarrassing to have that kind of personal stuff made public. This, of course, is why I choose to be a nobody. lol

QuadSevens said...

Joe Kelly, with his new mustache, looks like Waluigi.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Karen yup that’s terrible having that stuff dragged out in public. Whether the allegations are true or if things were consensual…

Steve Sax said...

Bauer. Come on, dude.

Steve Sax said...

Kelly with a 1-2-3 eighth.

B8
Bellinger Ks. One out

Steve Sax said...

Belli Ks on three straight pitches, too. :(

Steve Sax said...

CWS goes to a winner-take-all Game 3. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith (1-for-3, 1 K, 3 LOB) flies to center. Two out.

karen said...

I know KJ has been solid of late but he still scares the crap out of me.

karen said...

2 batters, no outs, tying run on.

Steve Sax said...

KJ hits the first batter in the ninth and then walks Posey. Two on, none out. Jeez.

karen said...

Crawford out. Flores up...

QuadSevens said...

Kenley is finding it out there! 2 outs!

karen said...

Flores out, Duggar up...have mercy God...

Steve Sax said...

Kenley Ks Crawford.

"[Kenley] looks like he's back in June." says Orel.

Except, it IS June

karen said...

2 balls, 2 strikes...

QuadSevens said...

Mini sweep!

karen said...

K baby!!!

Thank you Tommy for pleading our case to the big guy.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Jansen continues to amaze. Wow. Good night everybody.

Steve Sax said...

WIN

karen said...

1.5 out of first.

Footsteps frisco. Boys are going to run you mofos down.

karen said...

Night all!

Steve Sax said...

Good night and thanks for the positive vibes karen! :)