Monday, April 25, 2022

Games 16-18 Thread: April 25-27 @ D'backs

Yeah, we've used this theme before, I'm sure of it.

Mon 4/25 6.40p: Buehler (1-1, 4.02) vs. Kelly (1-0, 0.59)
Tue 4/26 6.40p: Gonsolin (1-0, 0.69) vs. Davies (1-1, 5.02)
Wed 4/27 12.40p: Urias (1-1, 3.00) vs. Gallen (0-0. 1.00)

Snakes in the desert, never a good sign. And the Diamondbacks are 6-10 this season but they're throwing two starters with pretty good ERAs against us this series. We do miss the opportunity to reunite with former Giants curmudgeon and current D'backs starter Madison Bumgarner, though, as he took the start Sunday in a losing effort to the Mets. The Diamondbacks' effort in tha Mets series, in which Arizona lost two of three, was called "sloppy".

Meanwhile, the Dodgers are serving up their 1-2-3 in their starting rotation, even if two of them don't have ERAs you'd expect given the small sample sizes. It's an observation that LAT columnist Dylan Hernandez also made in today's column, set to the tune of an 1980's Howard Jones song. Woah, woah, woah, oh, oh ohh-ohh.

So ahead of this series: do you feel scared? Well, I do. But I won't stop and falter.

122 comments:

karen said...

I'm a little scared cause who knows which Dodger team is going to show up. BUT I am always happy to see negative shit happening to Madbum.

QuadSevens said...

Mrs. Quad and I couldn't help but sing along to that song!

QuadSevens said...

GAME 1

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
T. Turner SS
Muncy 2B
J. Turner 3B
Smith C
Bellinger CF
Taylor DH
Lux LF

Buehler P

Steve Sax said...

@Quad7: Thank you for posting the lineup today!

Steve Sax said...

Giants down 1-0 @Milwaukee, B4. Kapler going with a bullpen game; Corbin Burnes on the hill for the Brewers.

Steve Sax said...

The Brewers' lineup doesn't have anyone batting over .263. Yikes.

QuadSevens said...

No problem Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Burnes lasts 6.2 IP, two hits, 0 ER. He gave up that second hit with two out (a single), and he was yanked.

Steve Sax said...

Brewers escape.

Brewers have challenged two plays and both have been overturned calls going Milwaukee's way.

1-0 MIL, mid-7.

Steve Sax said...

Two-out double by Casali in the top of the 8th. And here's Joc, with one on.

karen said...

Belli named NL Player of the Week today. The boys on his way back!!!

Steve Sax said...

And Joc indeed homers. 2-1 Giants. Unbelievable.

karen said...

@Sax...I think Joc also had a 2 homerun game over the weekend. :(

Steve Sax said...

Adames HR! Brewers tie it up in the bottom of the eighth!

Steve Sax said...

Pederson is batting leadoff for the Giants, and is batting .362. It's crazy.

karen said...

Andre Jackson up McKinstry down today.

Steve Sax said...

Giants go back in front 4-2 in the ninth. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

Brewers choke this one away. booooooooo

Steve Sax said...

Okay, time to refocus on the DODGERS

Steve Sax said...

I'm still on conference calls. I'm going to try and keep an eye on mlb.com GameDay as well

Steve Sax said...

6-pitch, battling leadoff walk for Mookie!

karen said...

TT brings in Mookie and Freddie. 2-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Wow that was fast.

Freeman doubles on the first pitch, Mookie to third.

Trea Turner doubles on the second pitch, two runs score!

Steve Sax said...

Nine pitches in, we're up 2-0 with none out

Steve Sax said...

How the fuck did JT ground into a double play? With Trea on second?!

Steve Sax said...

GameDay is so brutal. I have no idea how that played out but it looks stupid.

Muncy has to start hitting, too.

karen said...

@Sax...Trea got tagged trying to advance to third JT was out at first.

Steve Sax said...

Snakes go 1-2-3 in the first.

2-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Mookie gets the third out with men at the corners.

2-0 LA through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Christian Walker at bat, Walker Buehler pitching.

We just need Buehler Christian catching to make this a full loop.

Steve Sax said...

Jeez. Muncy had a 3-0 count and worked it all the way back to a K. Come on, Max!

karen said...

After 4 Dodgers lead 2-0.

Steve Sax said...

Oh no, who is injured

Steve Sax said...

Max comes through! 3-0 LA off the RBI double

karen said...

Max doubles in Mookie. 3-0 T5.

karen said...

@Sax....Marte and Smith collide going for pop fly. Marte was slow getting up but is okay.

Steve Sax said...

back from a late dinner.

LA 3-0 through 7. Buehler is dealing: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 8 Ks. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

@karen 8.05p: thank you!

Steve Sax said...

Also, glad to hear Marte and Smith are both ok.

Steve Sax said...

J Turne: 0-for-4 today with a K. Now batting .203.

Steve Sax said...

Belli (0-for-3) is the only other Dodger without a hit

Steve Sax said...

Whoop whoop Slappy!

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith HR! 4-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

4-0 LA, mid-8

Steve Sax said...

Buehler is only at 87 pitches, so he's back out for the eighth. Hmm. Hope he's on a short leash; we need him this year.

Steve Sax said...

Carson Kelly Ks for Buehler's 9th K.

Buehler is the first Dodger starter to get into the eighth inning this year.

Steve Sax said...

10th K: Cooper Hummel.

JUMBO JACK!!!

Steve Sax said...

Jordan Luplow flies to center.

End of the eighth and Buehler has sat down the last 13 Diamondbacks. Wow. 98 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Lux Ks. One out

Steve Sax said...

What, they're sending Buehler out for the ninth?!

karen said...

Butane coming back out for the ninth!!

Steve Sax said...

Buehler gets two quick outs, but Peralta singles.

Steve Sax said...

Buehler is at 105 pitches. What is Doc doing?!

Steve Sax said...

WIN

karen said...

Walker Buehler gets the CG shutout. WOW!!!

Steve Sax said...

108 pitches total. Congrats to Walker, but sure hope he isn't gassed.

Steve Sax said...

Apparently this is Walker's first ever CG SHO.

Steve Sax said...

Before we get too excited: Dodgers were 3-for-13 with RISP. Team LOB: 7.

karen said...

Joe said that this is the first shutout in Walker's career. Is that right??

spank said...

Nice. Someone finally completed a game.

Steve Sax said...

Game 1 PGT up!

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Cooper Hummel and Jordan Luplow sound like completely fake names. Had to check the D-Backs roster to make sure you weren't pulling a fast one on us.

QuadSevens said...

GAME 2

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
T. Turner SS
J. Turner DH
Muncy 3B
Smith C
Bellinger CF
Taylor LF
Lux 2B

Gonsolin P

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Quad for today’s lineup!

Steve Sax said...

@7777: I put Cooper Hummel and Jordan Luplow in the random Diamondbacks name generator! Totally

karen said...

It was good to see Dustin May pitching a bullpen session.

spank said...

Bases juiced

karen said...

Slappy clears the bases on a bases loaded double. 3-0 Blue.

spank said...

Dayum. Will smith knocked them all in with a double

QuadSevens said...

Sloppy doing damage as they compare him to Piazza. Love it!

karen said...

Crazy that Slappy and Piazza hit their 50 homeruns in the same amount of games.

karen said...

I read today that David Price tested positive for Covid and that's why he's on the IL.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, freddie gidp with two on.

3-0, mid-2

QuadSevens said...

Slappy*

My typing is sloppy though.

spank said...

Aye pendejo. Horrible throw by Lux.

spank said...

3-2

karen said...

What happened?? I wander on over to check out Big Bang Theory for maybe 5 minutes and the Snakes have tied up the score???

spank said...

@ Karen - there was a walk and an error and a single in the inning somewhere. Dbags kept scoring every time I looked at the tv. I'm sidetracked.

Steve Sax said...

Wow I finish dinner and it’s tied.

Thanks a lot, Gavin.

Steve Sax said...

So who is to blame for this tie game?

Sax for eating dinner?

Or Karen for watching Big Bang theory?

Or (c) all of the above?!

karen said...

@Sax...(c)

Steve Sax said...

We HAVE to get Justin Turner out of the lineup, and definitely out of the four-spot. It’s embarrassing. Enough.

karen said...

@Spanky...8:05....Thanks!! It's kinda clear as mud now!!

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner’s OPS is .472.

karen said...

It looks like there are a lot more Blue fans than Snake fans at Dodger Stadium East tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger almost got one. But it’s a fly out.

Steve Sax said...

One-out single for CT3

Steve Sax said...

Hanser Alberto in for Gavin Lux. So Lux doesn’t have a chance to redeem himself tonight.

Steve Sax said...

@karen 8:26p: nah I own this one. I’m listening now.

Steve Sax said...

…but it’s almost time for dessert :)

Steve Sax said...

Alberto with a PH single! Still one out.

Let’s go 🐄🔑🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

spank said...

Fuck

karen said...

Damn Mookie needed a hit there.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 again thrown out on the bases. What the hell, CT3? Mookie fly out and they double him off.

karen said...

I think CT3 had a brain fart there.

spank said...

Its funny the differences of luck between a hot hitter and cold hitter

spank said...

Bases juiced again. Get some runs

spank said...

100

Steve Sax said...

My god. Five DPs and four GIDPs. Change this fucking lineup already

karen said...

SHIT!!!

spank said...

Peralta killed that ball. 5-3 Dbags

Steve Sax said...

We deserve this loss.

karen said...

Let's turn the page on this one.

Goodnight!

Steve Sax said...

Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

I'm drinking now.

Steve Sax said...

GAME 3 4/27

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
T Turner SS
Muncy 3B
Bellinger CF
Taylor LF
Rios DH
Lux 2B
Barnes C

Urias P

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner gets a day off. Thank the gods.

QuadSevens said...

Down in order in the first. Urias to the mound.

QuadSevens said...

Bats are still asleep in the second. Muncy walked, but nothing else.

QuadSevens said...

Urias through two innings in only 26 pitches. Nice!

QuadSevens said...

Mookie gets the first hit but we strand him.

QuadSevens said...

Freeman battles the sun and drops an infield pop up but the next batter grounds into a double play! We'll take it!

QuadSevens said...

Through four innings and not much offense for either side. Time for our bats to wake up!

QuadSevens said...

Nick Ahmed, aka Dodger Killer, breaks up the no hitter with a solo bomb.

QuadSevens said...

Trea with a two out double in the top of the sixth! Let's bring him in!

QuadSevens said...

Muncy works a walk. Two on for Belli.

QuadSevens said...

Julio through six in 80 pitches. Still 1-0 Rattlers. We need some hits!

QuadSevens said...

Gallen is out. CT3 hits one to deep center for a long out.

QuadSevens said...

That's probably gone at Dodger Stadium.

QuadSevens said...

Trea with the game tieing RBI. Sweet!

QuadSevens said...

We give up 2 runs in the 8th and lose. Crappy. Series lost.

spank said...

Damn. Dodgers have to win these series against what are basically minor league teams.