Monday, July 19, 2021

Series Thread (Games 95-98): July 19-22 vs. Giants

Mon 7/19: Gonsolin vs. Gausman
Tues 7/20: TBD vs. Alex Wood
Wed 7/21: Urias vs. Webb
Thu 7/22: Buehler vs. DeSclafani
all games 7p

It's an old-fashioned showdown in the West, except not against the team that we thought would be the challenger. San Francisco, not San Diego, sits one game up on the Dodgers, who closed the gap coming out of the All-Star break, but missed an opportunity to make it a tie atop the division when we fell in extra innings to Colorado, 6-5. (The Giants lost two of three to the Cardinals.)

Despite the Dodgers being without Clayton Kershaw (likely out until August with elbow inflammation) and Trevor Bauer (he who cannot be named), we match up okay in this series. We've just got to get through the first two games of this series.

Mathematically, we can't end up this series tied with the Giants. But we'll need to take at least three if we are to emerge with the NL West lead.

93 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

Taylor, SS
Muncy, 1B
Turner, 3B
Smith, C
Belli, CF
Beaty RF
Reks,LF (huh??)
McKinstry, 2B
Catmab, P

karen said...

^^^Catman

spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

karen said...

@Spanky...Did you just call here? One of our phones is screwed up.

spank said...

yes. it sounded like a mexican woman answered and they hung up on me. haha

QuadSevens said...

Mookie still out and Lux down now too. Muncy leaving soon to be with his wife and their newborn. Seager might be back on Wednesday though.

karen said...

@Spanky...Damn you caught me. I was trying to dazzle you with my muy muy bueno Espanol!!

QuadSevens said...

Catman is not dazzling us in the first.

karen said...

Oyster Pubes hits a 2 run homer. Watching this inning has been a little painful. Now Wilmer Flores hit one. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come. 3-0 Evil Doers.

karen said...

WOW!! Muncy hits it Santa Clarita. 3-1 NoCals

karen said...

JT goes yard! 3-2 in B1

karen said...

I hate you Wilmers

QuadSevens said...

Rancho ardiendo!

QuadSevens said...

Bleh! Leadoff double wasted by 3 strikeouts.

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith has not been clutch since last year’s NLCS.

spank said...

i'm still watching the game. a fucking miracle that is.

spank said...

@ Karen 7:19 - you had me fooled. i was ready to order some tacos al pastor when you hung up

Steve Sax said...

Not having a good feeling about VGon here

Steve Sax said...

First and second, one out, T7

Steve Sax said...

We gotta get some offense here.

Cody, this might be a nice time for you to start hitting again

Steve Sax said...

Victor had Solano 0-2 and allows a single to right.

Bases loaded for the giants with one out. This is not good

Steve Sax said...

And, Gonzalez shits the bed. 6-2 SF.

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Chris Taylor SS
Justin Turner 3B
Max Muncy 2B
Albert Pujols 1B
AJ Pollock LF
Cody Bellinger CF
Austin Barnes C
Zach McKinstry RF
Darien Nunez P

Steve Sax said...

We face Alex Wood today. Yikes

karen said...

@Mrs Q7....Yay! Our Matty doppelganger is starting tonight!!! Lets enjoy!

karen said...

Todays injury roundup...Mookie out for the third straight day with a hip pointer. Wasn't it some kind of hip flexor that shelved Bo Jackson's career?

Scotty Alexander put on the 10 day DL.

World Series MVP's return is "imminent".

Steve Sax said...

@karen: who's the matty dopplegänger?

Steve Sax said...

Oh man I am worried about Mookie. Just when he was heating up too...

Steve Sax said...

We really need to steal today's game.

karen said...

@Sax...He's the kid who is our starting pitcher tonight. Mrs. Q7 discovered him about a week ago.

karen said...

Great play by Tio Alberto!! In your faces ANAHEIM Angels.

karen said...

McKinstry, filling in for Mookie in RF, just made a great catch. To bad it was after the Hated Ones HR.

QuadSevens said...

Mrs. Q7 and I just wish the Matty doppelgänger kept the ball in the park.

karen said...

I remember a few years back when The Angels started going by the Los Angeles Angels somebody asked Tommy about that and he said, quite clearly, The only Angels in Los Angeles are at Dodger Stadium.

karen said...

@Q7 and Mrs Q7....Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

QuadSevens said...

Wood hits JT and Muncy. Ouch!

Steve Sax said...

Cody Bellinger has had a total of one hit since the all star break

karen said...

I will always love Kike but McKinstry is making an awfully good argument to get over it.

Steve Sax said...

Cody has not had a multi-hit game since June 11

Steve Sax said...

Now 4-1 SF. Not good

karen said...

Anyone else getting a tummy ache watching this game?

Steve Sax said...

Congratulations, Milwaukee Bucks!

karen said...

I heard today that the Bucks hadn't won the title in 50 years. If that's true I don't feel so bad about our much shorter time frame of 32 years. Congratulations Milwaukee!!

karen said...

Uh oh...JT out of the game.

karen said...

OMG! What is going on with these baseball players and their crazy ass beards??

QuadSevens said...

@karen Mrs Q7 gets out her imaginary scissors to cut guys beards every game.

karen said...

@Q7...Your wife just may be perfect. You be sweet to her.

QuadSevens said...

@karen I’m on it!

karen said...

Our CT3 has risen to Rockstar status.

karen said...

Maybe Max got the call from Kelly and he's racing to the hospital Dodger uni and all.

Steve Sax said...

JT and Max both our due to injury…what happened?!

karen said...

@Saxy....JT went out after Wood hit his knee. Max, I have no idea. I was hoping it was baby time.

karen said...

Max out with a shoulder contusion.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy got hit by Wood right after JT.

karen said...

BUCKLE UP!!! Going to bottom of ninth down by one.

karen said...

WIN BABY!! The Fresh Prince gets a 3 run pinch homer.

QuadSevens said...

WALKOFF BOMB FROM THE FRESH PRINCE!!

karen said...

After the walk off the Prince got the well deserved hug from Tio.

Steve Sax said...

Wow what a win! Will Smith, whom I have maligned, came in with a PH walk-off three-run HR in the bottom of the ninth (none out, 0-1 pitch).

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so whomever does the lineup tomorrow: use full names please!!!

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of which, tomorrow’s lineup could have Betts, Turner, and Muncy all out. Not to mention Seager out.

😬

Steve Sax said...

GAME 3

Chris Taylor SS
Max Muncy 2B
Matt Beaty RF
Will Smith C
Cody Bellinger CF
AJ Pollock LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Zach McKinstry 3B
Julio Urias P

Steve Sax said...

Logan Webb is 4-3 on the year with a 3.54 ERA. But his last three games he hasn't lasted more than five innings. Webb has gotten to 10Ks in a game once this year.

Steve Sax said...

Note in the lineup: no Turner (HBP last night), no Betts (hip issue), still no Seager.

But Muncy is okay, apparently (also HBP last night).

karen said...

Nine days till the Trade Deadline. Any thoughts anyone?? Obviously pitching needs to be a priority and on my wish list, however unlikely, I would love to see Scherzer in Dodger Blue.

Steve Sax said...

Urias starts the AB 3-0 and comes back with a strikeout on Slater. Wow

Steve Sax said...

@karen: if it's Scherzer, is it Dodger blue and brown?

Steve Sax said...

Two-out Yastrzemski HR off of Urias. Dammit. 1-0 SF

karen said...

@Saxy...No Padre brown for me!

Steve Sax said...

Taylor takes the second pitch of the game yard.

1-1 tie!

Steve Sax said...

@karen 7.18p: (I meant Max's eyes)

Steve Sax said...

Chris Taylor is on fire, man. Two HR yesterday, another one in leadoff right now. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger, one-pitch ground out.

CODY GET IT TOGETHER, MAN. WE NEED YOU

karen said...

@Saxy...I know!!!

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through two. Dodgers go down quietly in the second.

karen said...

So in the 'The girl really needs to get a life' category....I was so jazzed after last nights game I never went to sleep! I know, sad but true.

Steve Sax said...

well at least Cody can play defense in center. Great sprint to catch a dying fly ball from Slater for the third out.

0-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Pollock double scores Bellinger! 2-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Pujols just misses a double (single, given his speed?) down the left field line. Wold have scored Pollock from second.

Two outs, 2-2 count. Deuces wild.

karen said...

I love seeing Cody with the burners on scoring from first base on an AJ double.

Steve Sax said...

Pujols grounds to short to end the inning. Still, 2-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

I didn't realize Joc Pederson was traded to the Braves yesterday.

Padres @ Braves suspended in the fifth inning, with the Padres up 5-4. But the game won't stand if the rain delay holds.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, I guess Joc was traded a week ago. My god, where have I been

Steve Sax said...

Julio was able to strand a runner at third, getting an infield fly out and then a infield ground out. Well done, Julio!

2-1 LA, mid 5

karen said...

Joc was traded??

karen said...

Belli's mom is at the game tonight. Hopefully she's going to give her boy some of mom's good old fashioned cooking and heal whatever seems to be ailing him.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley, what the fuck.

Steve Sax said...

Down 3-2 thanks to Kenley serving up a single, HR (now down 3-2), and now a double.

Steve Sax said...

Why is Jansen falling apart now

Steve Sax said...

Well that was shitty. We lose in the ninth...just like SF last night.

QuadSevens said...

Damn. That sucked.

Steve Sax said...

I was there for that shitshow

Steve Sax said...

I have no energy for the Rox GT.