Friday, September 24, 2021

Series Thread (Games 154-146): Sept 24-26 @ Diamondbacks

Fri 9.24 6.40p: Gonsolin vs. Castellanos
Sat 9.25 5.10p: Kershaw vs. Gallen
Sun 9.26 1.10p: Urias vs. H Mejia

Nine games left, one game back. And we visit the Snakes, the worst team in the National League, while the Giants head to Colorado (where the Rockies, who dropped two with us last series, have usually been good at home).

The good news for this series: we face three starters with ERAs all over 4.00, and none of which have more than two wins this year.

The bad news: our starters have been uncharacteristically pedestrian of late, including consecutive shaky starts from normally solid Walker Buehler; five runs scored off of our ace Max Scherzer; and a concerning dip in fastball velocity from 18-game winner Julio Urias, who is well over his season-high innings count.

My expectation is that we don't make up ground this weekend. Sigh.

18 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

That happy snake is cracking me up.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty!!!

karen said...

GAME 1

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
Will Smith C
Justin Turner 3B
AJ Pollock LF
Gavin Lux CF
Tony Gonsolin P

karen said...

Hola Dusty!!

karen said...

Great catch by AJ!!!

karen said...

Tony Gonsolin always makes me nervous. I don't if it's because I don't like him or maybe it's just because he's a sucky pitcher.

karen said...

The Hated Ones beat the Rox 7-2.

Dusty Baker said...

Hola Karen! Hope all is well.

Decent win for us today. Clay going tomorrow. LFG!

Steve Sax said...

Let’s go. Still one game back, now with eight games left.

karen said...

GAME 2

Mookie Betts RF
Cory Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
Will Smith C
Justin Turner 3B
Chris Taylor LF
Gavin Lux CF
Clayton Kershaw LHP

karen said...

YIKES!!! Cody's hair!! I'll try to be brave.

karen said...

First pitch off Kersh a bomb to left by Ketel Marte.

karen said...

This night has become a reason to call the Suicide Hotline.

karen said...

David Price in to pitch. How long has it been since he pitched??

karen said...

Going to eighth Dodgers down 5-1. The Ogres of the North lead their game 4-2 in sixth.

Steve Sax said...

Now two back

karen said...

GAME 3

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
AJ Pollock LF
Gavin Lux CF
Chris Taylor 3B
Austin Barnes C
Jose Urias P

Steve Sax said...

So, we lost ground this weekend after all. Two games back, six to play. This isn't going to happen. And the Cardinals are red hot.

Sigh.