Thursday, April 14, 2022

Home Opener Game Thread (Game 6): April 14 vs. Reds

Thu 4.14 7p: Buehler vs. Sanmartin

The Reds are 2-4 in this short season, but worse than that, their team president and COO is in a spat with Reds fans telling them that their pared-down roster is justified and "to be careful what you wish for" with regards to fans' requests to sell the team. Yeah, that's endearing.

But we've got problems of our own here in Dodgertown. Julio Urias and his 13.50 ERA looked lost in his first start. Max Muncy and "Slappy" Will Smith are each batting below .200.

Oh, and for all of you trying to support the Dodgers on this first homestand: greedy Frank McCourt raised parking from $20 to $25 per game.

Thanks for the fan appreciation, Frank!

At least we have Jackie Robinson Day on Friday April 15:

Sax and Orel will be there Sunday, so give a shout out if you're going to this first series!

78 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Since December, some owners (and McCourt) have been showing how hateable they really are. Sucks for the Reds fans.

QuadSevens said...

GAME 1

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
T Turner SS
J Turner DH
Muncy 2B
Smith C
Taylor LF
Bellinger CF
Alberto 3B
Buehler P

QuadSevens said...

Lux riding the pine. Leads the team in RBIs and average. Bold strategy!

Steve Sax said...

Hanser Alberto gets the start for the home opener. That's a weird one.

karen said...

Eric Gagne is one of the former Dodgers taking part in tonight's festivities.

Steve Sax said...

Our SoSG stringer reporter is at the game and sending me photos and videos. She's spotted Eric Gagne, Adrian Gonzalez, Adrian Beltre, Wes Parker, Rick Monday, and Fernando Valenzuela so far.

Steve Sax said...

@Padres up 5-0 on the Braves, B5
@Rox down 3-0 to the Cubs, B4

spank said...

Adrian Beltre. Nice

karen said...

Original Recipe Orel in the booth. YAY!!!

karen said...

I would have never recognized Gagne without his jersey.

karen said...

3 up and 3 down on 11 pitches for Walker

spank said...

Good inning by Buehler

spank said...

Bats are hot

karen said...

Boys spanking the Reds in the first. 2-0 LA.

spank said...

Damn. 2-0 Dodgers. Singles galore.

Steve Sax said...

Keep it coming Dodgers!!!

Steve Sax said...

Mound visit with one out in the first. Love it.

Steve Sax said...

Reds already warming up in the pen

spank said...

Reds shortstop couldn't decide how to catch that grounder. 3-0

Steve Sax said...

Five straight hits for the Dodgers. It’s 3-0 with Muncy on third on the Slappy single!

karen said...

The Fresh Prince SLAPS a single to bring in TT. 3-0.

Steve Sax said...

@spank: that reds SS is former Dodger Kyle Farmer!

Steve Sax said...

@karen: Slappy!!!

spank said...

Buehler living on the edge

spank said...

@ karen. Cool. I did not know that.

Steve Sax said...

Buehler escapes a bases-loaded jam in the top of the second

And Bellinger with a leadoff single to start B2?!?!

Steve Sax said...

@spank: I’m not karen 😜

Steve Sax said...

Charley Steiner is likening Hanser Alberto’s build to Juan Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

That’s not complimentary, btw

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Mookie.

Two GIDPs for the Dodgers through two innings.

LA 3-0

spank said...

Oh shit. I think I need glasses

karen said...

@Sax....Are you getting the radio broadcast again??

karen said...

Can you imagine being a T-ball manager and having Charlie Kershaw and Charlie Freeman on your team??

spank said...

Chill game. Still 3-0

Steve Sax said...

Ok I'm back. Had to eat dinner. Veggie burgers grilled at home, not bad.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 and Alberto, the only Dodgers without a hit so far.

Steve Sax said...

Can't believe it's still only 3-0 LA, and we're now in the top of the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

How did Reds 2B Jonathan India get injured? It says injured leg.

spank said...

Dammit

spank said...

India hurt his leg running to first base on an infield hit.

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit. Buehler had Aquino 2-2 with two outs and serves up a two-run HR. It's now 3-2 LA, and Price is in to relieve Buehler.

Steve Sax said...

@spank 8.52p thanks

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers get out of the top of the sixth, lead 3-2.

Dodgers got 5 hits in the first, and then only two hits in the next four frames.

Steve Sax said...

My god it's a tie game. What the fuck.

Steve Sax said...

We're at the stretch. Better pull this one out, Blue!

Steve Sax said...

CT3 gets in on the hit parade, with a one-out single to left.

spank said...

2 on one out

karen said...

Crap...I fell asleep. How did Cincy tie it?

Steve Sax said...

Lux and Betts K to end the threat. Not good.

3-3 through 7

spank said...

Reds been hitting homeruns

karen said...

Thanks Spank!!

Steve Sax said...

@karen: Two-run HR off Buehler in the sixth; then solo HR off Price in the seventh.

Steve Sax said...

Votto Ks for the second out in the top of the eighth

Steve Sax said...

3-3, mid-8

spank said...

Freeman double. Smoked it.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double for Freeman in the eighth

karen said...

TT brings in Fab Freddie to put Boys back on top. 4-3.

spank said...

Nice

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner RBI single!

4-3 LA

spank said...

JT walks. 2 on no outs. Gotta score here just in case

Steve Sax said...

JT walk. First and second, none out. Here's Muncy

Steve Sax said...

Wild pitch, both runners advance. Muncy still up

karen said...

WOW! Max turned on that one but then K's.

Steve Sax said...

f'ing Charley just botched that foul ball call from muncy, calling it like a HR at the start. come on, man

karen said...

Slappy goes yard!! 7-3 Boys!

spank said...

Will Smith!!!

Steve Sax said...

SLAPPY with a THREE-RUN HR!

(Charley called that one the other way, as well)

karen said...

Cody coming to life.

QuadSevens said...

8th inning explosion again! Woohoo!

Steve Sax said...

8-3 LA now...

Mookie with a single to left on an 0-2 count. It's 9-3 LA

karen said...

Blue batting around. 9-3 B8

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner Ks for the third out.

9-3 LA through 8

spank said...

Good win. Lets see if the offense is still hot tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Steve Sax said...

Just to make things more confusing: Game Thread for Game 2 (Friday April 15) is here.

karen said...

HAPPY JACKIE ROBINSON DAY!!!

QuadSevens said...

So the Apple announcers thought the Beastie Boys were Blink-182. Dusty has got to be pissed right now!

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers up 2-0 after three frames.