Friday, August 27, 2021

Series Thread (Games 129-131): Aug 27-29 vs. Rockies

We need to push these Rox.

Fri 8.27 7p: TBD vs. Freeland
Sat 8.28 6p: Price vs. Jn Gray
Sun 8.29 1p: TBD vs. Senzatela

The good news: the Dodgers, who can only name one starting pitcher for this three-game series, are going up against three Rockies starters who each have losing records and ERAs over 4.00. The bad news: we tend to under-perform against losing teams (though against the Rockies this year, we are 10-3). Meanwhile we still sit 2.5 games behind of the Giants, who are in Atlanta (we went 1-2 when we traveled to the Braves). But if our sweep against the Padres couldn't make us up any ground in the race, do we expect this weekend to be any different?

60 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

Trea Turner 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Mookie Betts RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Corey Seager SS
AJ Pollock LF
Chris Taylor CF
Will Smith C
Brustar Graterol RHP

karen said...

Turner Bros leading off

No Belli

No Muncy but he'll be available to pinch hit if needed

karen said...

Dodgers send Matt Beaty and Gavin Lux to OKC. Rosters expand to 28 next week. Ned and JHair say the it is going to be a tough decision to decide who comes up then saying most teams will bring up a pitcher and third catcher.

karen said...

Hated Ones up 4-2 over Bravos in fourth inning.

Steve Sax said...

Hey there, sports fans!

Dinner isn't until 7.45p so I can comment for a while. Hope everyone had a great week.

Steve Sax said...

Shoot. Blackmon immediately takes Bazooka deep. 2-0 COL, only one out in the first.

Steve Sax said...

That's not a good start, Brusdar.

Steve Sax said...

And Colorado is 15-47 on the road. But this is a great start for them and their pseudo-sleeveless jerseys.

Steve Sax said...

Tim Neverett talking about how Graterol is pounding the zone. That may be the problem here.

Steve Sax said...

Apparently the flags are at half-mast for the losses in Afghanistan. So sad for our troops in Kabul.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, dinner is on now. Gotta run.

LA down 0-2, two out in the top of the first.

Steve Sax said...

Hey I’m back. And it’s tied! And the Giants lost! Holy smokes.

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith and Trea Turner solo shots in the bottom of the third!

Now mid-4, 2-2 tie

Steve Sax said...

Andre Jackson gave up a hit in that top of the fourth, but no damage. Looks like he also gave up a single in the second, also to no run damage.

Steve Sax said...

πŸ„πŸ”‘ has made contact but no hits since his return, I think

Steve Sax said...

Mookie Ks. 0-for-2.

Steve Sax said...

Here’s Albert

Steve Sax said...

Andre Jackson in a bit of trouble. Two on, one out, tie game.

Steve Sax said...

We are In the top of the fifth btw

Steve Sax said...

Jackson is laboring. 2-2 count. He’s at 58 innings and looks gassed

Steve Sax said...

Jackson gets an infield fly for the second out. Here’s Blackmon.

Steve Sax said...

Blackmon hitting over .300 against the Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Jackson gets a 3-1 grounder to Pujols for the third out!

Way to go AndrΓ©

Steve Sax said...

Orel says the Dodgers are 10-0 when Trea Turner scores a run. He’s up with a 2-2 count and Will Smoth on first, two out, B5

Steve Sax said...

Btw up above, the 3-1 grounder referred to the play not the count.

Trea Ks on a slider. Still 2-2 through 5

Steve Sax said...

Not good. Lead off HR for Colorado to start the sixth. 3-2 COL

Steve Sax said...

I blame Tim Neverett

Steve Sax said...

Turner flies to deep center. One out, B6

Steve Sax said...

Top eight, one out. Dodgers down 3-2.

Steve Sax said...

Two out. Doc does a double switch, Belli for Taylor and Vesia for Greene.

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit. I went away with a lead off single in the eighth, and now it’s top 9 and we are down 4-2. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

What a surprise, Cody Ks in his only AB

Steve Sax said...

Estevez in to close the game for the Rockies, who are up 4-2 in the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

πŸ„πŸ”‘ up to lead off. Muncy on deck, to bat for Pujols.

Steve Sax said...

Betts with his first hit off the IL! And we need it.

Steve Sax said...

Very wild pitch advances πŸ„πŸ”‘ to second

Steve Sax said...

Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Pollock Ks to end the game.

Steve Sax said...

Missed opportunity there, Dodgers. Not good

karen said...

GAME 2

Trea Turner SS
Max Muncy 1B
Mookie Betts 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
Cody Bellinger CF
Chris Taylor LF
Will Smith C
Corey Knebel RHP

karen said...

I am hoping this game lives up to it's "baseball can be a great diversion" reputation. I have been watching coverage of our 11 male and 2 female troops that had their lives ripped from them on Thursday. One that really got to me was a young woman marine holding a tiny Afghan baby and posted it in social media with the caption "I love my job".

karen said...

In top of the eighth Satan's team is leading Hotlanta 3-0.

karen said...

CT3 ties the game at 2 each. B4.

karen said...

The Good Guys win but the Bad Guys do too. Dodgers 2.5 back.

karen said...

GAME 3

Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
AJ Pollock LF
Corey Seager SS
Chris Taylor 3B
Cody Bellinger CF
Billy McKinney RF
Austin Barnes C
Mitch White RHP

karen said...

Braves 3 Hated Ones 0 in sixth.

And all eyes turn to Atlanta and wait....

karen said...

Today Jennifer and I watched as our 13 young warriors came home to their families and their country. I just don't know how a parent survives something like this. Please take a reflective moment to give thanks for their ultimate sacrifice and for their families who must be going through hell.

karen said...

Bravos up 5-0 on the Evil Ones.

karen said...

Mitch White opens the game with a K. Nine more and it's free JJ's for everyone.

karen said...

CJ Cron hits a 3 run dinger. T1.

karen said...

Rox have loaded the bases with nobody out in fourth. 3-0 Rock Show.

karen said...

Graterol comes in to restore order at the Ravine, stranding three Rox and holding the score at 3-0.

karen said...

THANK YOU JOE DAVIS!! The Boys have been no hit through four and as soon as Joe pointed it out and began talking about it Seager broke the string with a single to start the fifth.

karen said...

My boy Joe Kelly coming in with one on and two out hoping to hold them at 3 runs. Mookie comes into right field.

karen said...

I DON'T CARE IF BELLI EVER GETS ANOTHER HIT. THAT KID JUST EARNED HIS PAYCHECK WITH THE INCREDIBLE CATCH IN CENTER FIELD.

WOW!!!!

And actually I do care if he ever hits again.

Steve Sax said...

We are dropping a turd here, even with the knowledge that the Giants lost. Sigh

karen said...

JUSTIN TURNER comes in to pitch the top of the ninth and sits the Ros down 1-2-3.

karen said...

Rox^^^

karen said...

Dodgers down by five. If they somehow come back to win, JT is the winning pitcher.

karen said...

Well, one more time Our Boys fail to execute and therefore miss the chance to gain ground on the Hated Ones.

Also, a little levity to get us through this crappy loss....When JT walked off the mound in the top of the ninth, his teammates from the dugout were trying to get the home ump to check his cap and his glove for foreign substances.

Maybe you had to be there :)