Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Series Thread (Games 151-153): Sept 21-23 @ Rockies

Tue 9/21 5.40p: Urías vs. Senzatela
Wed 9/22 5.40p: Buehler vs. Márquez
Thu 9/23 12n: Scherzer vs. Freeland

Twelve games left. One game back. For us, it will come down to whether we can take care of business against weaker teams, instead of playing down to their level (as are oft to do), before ending the season hosting the Brewers (who hopefully will have nothing for which to play by then, with their 11.5-game lead in the NL Central). For the Giants, it comes down to whether they can produce against the Padres, whom they see six of their final 12 games (SF is 7-6 in the head-to-head matchup).

In this series with Colorado: Senzatela is 1-2 against the Dodgers this year, but dominated us for seven scoreless innings in the win on Aug 29; Marquez is 1-0 against us but that win was back on April 1; and Freeland is 1-2 against the Dodgers but also picked up a win recently on August 27.

Again, looking at Fangraphs and Fivethirtyeight, it's basically a 50-50 tossup despite the fact that we start the final push one game behind. This is nail-biter time.

63 comments:

QuadSevens said...

You know it's bad when we have to rely on the Podrays to win a series or two against the Gnats. The brown and yellow have been melting down of late and are now 4 GB in the Wild Card. Like Han Solo said, "I've got a bad feeling about this."

karen said...

GAME 1

Mookie Betts CF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
Gavin Lux LF
Luke Raley RF
Julio Urias LHP

karen said...

Belli placed on IL with a fractured left rib :( :( :(

AJ Pollock will arrive in Denver tomorrow and be in the lineup on Thursday. That's something for us to smile about.

karen said...

Padres and that horrible team from up north are on FS1 at 7PM

karen said...

Finally Trea gets a hit in the fourth for the first hit of the game. I thought we were playing in COORS FIELD I must be mistaken.

karen said...

Charlie Blackmon doubles to score first run of game and the next batter doubles in Blackmon. 2-0 Rox.

karen said...

4 straight 2 strike hits to tie the game 2-2.

Steve Sax said...

Pujols with an RBI single in the tenth! 5-4 LA

Steve Sax said...

Sorry I’m late

Steve Sax said...

Vesia gets the final out, a fly to center

5-4 WIN in 10!

karen said...

DODGERS WIN.

QuadSevens said...

Padres down by one in the ninth. Two on, one out and Machado up.

QuadSevens said...

Pods blew a 4-1 lead and lose 6-5. Thanks for nothing.

QuadSevens said...

GAME 2

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

Steve Sax said...

I can’t join for today’s game due to a function. Counting on you guys to bring this win home

karen said...

Thanks so much Q7. I'm hoping you And Mrs Q7 are going to hang with me tonight!!

QuadSevens said...

I might be able to pop in every now and then. Mrs. Q7 is ready to shave Blackmon's beard.

karen said...

Q7...I just love your wife...she thinks like I do!! Blackmon's beard kind of scares me not to mention the beard looks like it could go all Chucky at any second.

karen said...

I swear Blackmon's beard has several homeless people living in it.

karen said...

RIP Jo...I hope you are with Tommy and Tommy Jr.

karen said...

Joe Davis tested positive for Covid. Get through this Joe and come back to us all safe and sound.

karen said...

Vesia got the worst of that. Blackmon's beard needs to be credited with an assist. I'm telling you that beard is a living entity.


karen said...

Dodgers lose. I am off to watch the Padres game.

Steve Sax said...

Well, shit.

karen said...

Yeah Sax....You pretty summed up our adventures in dodgerville.

karen said...



Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Max Muncy 1B
AJ Pollock LF
Austin Barnes C
Gavin Lux CF
Max Scherzer RHP

karen said...

I am so, so jazzed to have AJ back!!!

karen said...

AJ doubles on his first AB and scores on Barnes double.

QuadSevens said...

Barnes and Seager with RBIs in the top of the second. Currently up 3-1 in the bottom half.

QuadSevens said...

Scherzer and Coors Field are not a good combo. He's 0-3 in 5 starts there. 3-3 game now.

QuadSevens said...

Top of the fifth and the Dodgers have something cooking! Seager and Trea with singles. Nobody out.

karen said...

Max is really struggling. I agree Q7, Coors Field is his kryptonite.

QuadSevens said...

We burned lunch that inning. Pop up and double play. Still 3-3.

QuadSevens said...

Scherzer gets taken deep. Rocks up 5-3. Joe Kelly in for the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy hits one to the warning track for the second out of the eighth. He's gone cold this road trip.

QuadSevens said...

Pollock with his second double of the day drives in Trea. 5-4 now.

QuadSevens said...

Smith, pinch hitting, flies out to end the threat.

QuadSevens said...

Last licks. Lux, Pujols, Betts. Still down by 1.

QuadSevens said...

Rally cap is on here.

QuadSevens said...

Lux down looking and not happy about it.

QuadSevens said...

Pujols throws his bat at the pitch and grounds out. 2 down.

QuadSevens said...

Betts with a first pitch single! Let's go!

QuadSevens said...

Seager with a grounder off the pitcher for an infield single. His fourth of the day. Betts now on second with Trea coming up.

QuadSevens said...

Trea with an RBI single and the game is tied!

QuadSevens said...

Podrays have just taken the lead in their game as well.

QuadSevens said...

JT takes a pitch up and in. Bailing out and his helmet goes flying. He's ok though.

QuadSevens said...

JT lines out to end our half of the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in for the ninth. Rally cap still on.

QuadSevens said...

Blackmon and his ugly beard got a leadoff single. Kenley strikes out the next batter. One down.

QuadSevens said...

Tapia grounds out, but homeless guy moves to second. Two down.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley with a big strikeout to send this game to the tenth!

QuadSevens said...

MUNCY IS MY HERO! 2 RUN BOMB!

QuadSevens said...

7-5 lead going to the bottom of the tenth. Let's close this one out!

QuadSevens said...

Treinen in to try and get the save.

QuadSevens said...

Betts makes a great play in center for the first out. Glad we moved Lux.

QuadSevens said...

Story walks on 4 pitches. Cron up. Butt clenched.

QuadSevens said...

The entire infield comes in to work on the mound. Back to the action.

QuadSevens said...

GIDP to end the game! Dodgers win!

QuadSevens said...

Podrays and Gnats are tied going to the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Melancon works a clean ninth. Let's see if the San Diegans can walk it off.

QuadSevens said...

Hosmer with a two out double. Pods have a chance!

QuadSevens said...

No dice. Going to extras. I'll check on that score later. Hoping the Podrays can pull it out so the Dodgers will only be one back.

QuadSevens said...

Pods pulled it out! Gnats lose!