Friday, October 01, 2021

Series Thread (Games 160-162): Oct 1-3 vs. Brewers

Fri 10.1 Kershaw vs. Lauer
Sat 10.2 Urias vs. Burnes
Sun 10.3 TBD vs. TBD

Well, this is it. With three games left and two games back, the divisional lead isn't going to happen. So we may as well have fun this weekend and just make sure the offense continues its mashing ways. The Wild Card game, with Adam Wainwright, awaits.

51 comments:

Steve Sax said...

GAME ONE

1 Mookie Betts RF
2 Corey Seager SS
3 Trea Turner 2B
4 Justin Turner 3B
5 Max Muncy 1B
6 AJ Pollock LF
7 Chris Taylor CF
8 Austin Barnes C
9 Clayton Kershaw P

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw coming out of the game due to an apparent injury after 1.2 innings. Not good.

Steve Sax said...

I missed it. Oh no.

Trea turner’s GS was key though

QuadSevens said...

Pads still are bad. Gnats win.

karen said...

GAME 2

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Max Muncy 1B
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
AJ Pollock LF
Cody Bellinger CF
Julio Urias LHP

QuadSevens said...

Pods win in 10! They still suck though. Game 163 is still a possibility!

karen said...

Great news Q7!!! Now my brain doesn't have to keep telling me "Be strong Karen". Now it is telling me "Be brave Karen".

And word on Kersh is he's out for October. Also, this is his Free Agency year.

Be brave Karen.

QuadSevens said...

Be brave indeed karen! Good advice for all of us.

karen said...

Joe Davis back in the booth after his Covid battle. He looks like he's lost weight to me, and that surprises me because he wasn't out that long. I'm sure he tested clean because Nomar is sitting in Orel's spot which is close quarters to say to say the least.

Steve Sax said...

Orel and I are at the game!!!

karen said...

Brews strike first....1-0 going to bottom of first.

karen said...

DAMN YOU SAX!!! You better have brought the famous SoSG juju with you! Say hi to Orel for me!

karen said...

JT hits a 3 run homer! Good Guys up 3-1 still B1.

QuadSevens said...

Burnes out after just two innings? We’ll take it!

QuadSevens said...

POLLOCK POWER! 6-1!

QuadSevens said...

Seager staying hot and hits one out. 7-1 now.

QuadSevens said...

Uriás gets a great ovation as he leaves the game in the 7th with a 7-1 lead. Up to the bullpen to secure his 20th win.

QuadSevens said...

WIN!

karen said...

THAT'S BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL BABY!

Boys win 8-2

Julio gets his 20th win

Steve Sax said...

SoSG Orel and we’re very happy with tonight’s game. Not sure why julio was in for so long but his pitch count was low and he earned the win. Congrats Urias!

Steve Sax said...

GAME THREE

1 Mookie Betts RF
2 Corey Seager SS
3 Trea Turner 2B
4 Justin Turner 3B
5 Max Muncy 1B
6 Will Smith C
7 AJ Pollock LF
8 Chris Taylor CF
9 Walker Buehler P

Interesting. Doc is going for it.

karen said...

GAME 162

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Max Muncy 1B
Will Smith C
AJ Pollock LF
Chris Taylor CF
Walker Buehler RHP

QuadSevens said...

Doc said if there is a game 163, Scherzer would start and he’s playing to win. Everyone will be available. LFG!!!

Steve Sax said...

So I guess tiebreaker game would go tomorrow (Mon 10/4), and the NL Wild Card game would be Wed 10/6. NLDS starts Friday 10/8.

Not sure how all of this lines up for us with just Scherzer, Urias (who pitched last night), and Buehler (who goes today). Especially with Kershaw out, the only one left is Gonsolin, right?

karen said...

Friars are starting a rookie who is making only his fifth major league start.

karen said...

Walker Ks the side to start the first.

Steve Sax said...

Oh no what happened to Muncy?!

karen said...

To take our minds off Max lets all remember the last time we all saw Willy Adames last year. He of course was the last out, that beautiful K, that Julio tossed at him for the last out in Game 6 giving our Dodgers the 2020 Championship.

Steve Sax said...

Giants score 2, but Padres got 1 right back

karen said...

@Sax...Peterson ran into his outstretched arm, and was called out for interference. Max was obviously in pain and Joe and Nomar said it could be his wrist, arm or shoulder. The Dodger faithful gave him a standing O along with chanting his name as he was led off the field.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks karen. Just saw the replay. That did not look good.

Meanwhile SD is rolling over, walking the bases loaded (including walking the pitcher).

QuadSevens said...

Mookie walks to bring in a run. Still loaded for Seager now. 1-1.

QuadSevens said...

Infield single and we have the lead! 2-1!

Steve Sax said...

Trea GS. Boom

Steve Sax said...

We may not win the division but we are hot. Let’s just pray for Max Muncy.

QuadSevens said...

Brewers confidence going into the playoffs, down. Dodgers confidence going into the playoffs, way up!

QuadSevens said...

Leading 6-1, both Turners come out of the game.

karen said...

@Sax....It seems to me that the Friars are just calling this one in. Isn't there supposed to be some kind of sportsmanship rule that if a team is out of it and they are playing a team still in the hunt they are supposed to field their best chance to win? I guess this is just another example of why I hate the Ogres of the North and the Mutants in LoCal.

Steve Sax said...

Kirsten Watson gave the moderately helpful update that it is an injured elbow for max muncy

Steve Sax said...

@karen: yeah I hear you, except the Padres have had no fight in hem the last 6 weeks, and the brewers also pulled Corbin burnes after two frames last night.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe the Padres playing “all out” is one run scored and getting shellacked

Steve Sax said...

Man on third, two out, CT3 up

Steve Sax said...

CT3 walks for the second time today. Here’s Beaty

Steve Sax said...

Beaty’s walk up song: alt-J’s Left Hand Free That’s pretty alternative!

Steve Sax said...

Beaty with an RBI single!

Steve Sax said...

7-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Boy, this series was costly. We lose Kerch AND Muncy. Ugh

QuadSevens said...

Gnats win and we are officially a wild card team.

QuadSevens said...

SWEEP!

Steve Sax said...

It all comes down to Wednesday. 😬

karen said...

So here's the deal. We don't have to travel to Ogreville and play a very stressful game. Instead we get to have a couple of days off and the Cards have to come to us. We play at 5PM on Wednesday and everything unfolds from there. I'm proud of our team. The baseball gods have placed all kinds of detours in our way and we met the challenge every time. It looks bad for Max Muncy (elbow) so I'm thinking for anyone that is inclined, to say a prayer for him.