Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Games 22-23 Thread: May 3-4 vs. Giants

The players have changed a bit. The rivalry intensity hasn't.

Tues 5/3 7p: Urias (1-1. 2.50) vs. Rodon (3-0, 1.17).
Wed 5/4 7p: TBD Gonsolin (1-0, 1.59) vs. A Wood (2-1, 4.19).

When the Dodgers last saw the Giants, it looked something like this:

Ah yes. I remember it well, but I can watch those highlights again just to be pleasantly reminded.

(And by the way, when I debated with my brother-in-law (a Giants fan) about the Dodgers' profligate spending to date, and whether it has been worth it so far, I was able to remind him of two inescapable truths: 1) 2020 World Series Championship, and 2) 2021 NLDS Championship. Yes, there could, and should, be more. But yes, those two accomplishments are forever.)

Okay, back to this one. The Dodgers open up the day tied for first place in the NL West with the Padres, and the Giants are in third just a half-game back. This two-game tango features one Giant starter who hasn't lost this year, and another who was a former Dodger who went 0-2 against us last year (in three starts) but then helped San Francisco win NLDS Game 3 against us.

Meanwhile, don't let a series win over the lowly 7-14 Tigers fool you. We've still got Justin Turner scuffling with a .187 BA (and a .499 OPS), while Cody Bellinger's flash of a comeback dissipated quickly in the Detroit series as he went 1-for-11 with an RBI (Bellinger is batting .208). And we haven't even named a starter for Wednesday.

Clench up, Dodgers fans.

101 comments:

karen said...

hate-Hate-HATE

Steve Sax said...

🙂

spank said...

Fuck The Giants!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 1 (5/3)

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

Urias P

Steve Sax said...

No Lux.

Steve Sax said...

I've got a dinner tonight so I'll need you all to hold down the fort!

GO DODGERS!

karen said...

So the talk on Social Media today is 'How is Joc going to be treated tonight'. First of all he isn't in the starting lineup. My daughter was asking me if the fans would boo him because of his poor taste in his current employer. I don't think they will. We loved Yung Joc and I'm sure that the first time he is announced in a game the fans at Dodger Stadium will applaud and welcome him home. Then Jennifer asked me 'What if he gets a hit' and just as sure as I am for his initial greeting I am positive there will not be a loud applause should he do something positive for the Ogres of the North.

hate-Hate-HATE

ALWAYS

spank said...

If Joc had left the Dodgers for Frisco he'd get boo'd out the fucking stadium. He'll be alright in LA

karen said...

Time for Max to get hot. He usually does good when playing the Hated Ones.

karen said...

It's Rams night at the Ravine. The Lombardi Trophy is on the field and Cooper Cupp is throwing out the first pitch. Here's my question: Cupp has a Dodger cap on but the LA is upside down. What does that mean??

spank said...

killKillKILL

karen said...

Joe and Orel talking about how well the Ogres are doing with all of their injuries, Covid cases and losing Oyster Pubes. Personally I think there must be some Satanic rituals and probably some human sacrifices going on in Kapler's office. Gotta be.

spank said...

Dodgers making Rodon look like Warren Spahn

spank said...

Taylor baby!!

karen said...

CT3 singles in Muncy and Belli. 2-0 Golden Boys of the South. B2.

spank said...

2run single 2-0 LA

karen said...

Spank....Did you see that pitch Rodon made that hit the backstop on the fly? My mom used to tell me stories about Sandy Koufax when he was first coming up and he would let 'em fly like that a lot. Who knew he would grow up to be SANDY KOUFAX!!

spank said...

Testing. Disappear

karen said...

I hate the shift when it goes against us. Of course I love it when it works for us.

karen said...

Spank...It didn't disappear, I see it!!

spank said...

@karen...yeah I saw that Rodon pitch. That thing had wings. Koufax was pretty wild early on.

spank said...

I would've kicked my tv had that ball went out

spank said...

CT3 double

spank said...

Still 2-0 LA after 5

karen said...

Man...Mookie in right and Belli in center...How solid is that

spank said...

I think Trea would have scored on that passed ball if he tried

karen said...

I thought Max got ahold of that one. 2-0 LA after 6.

karen said...

Joc moving around in the dugout.

karen said...

FUCK THE HUMIDOR

spank said...

Belli gave it a ride to center but it died at the track

spank said...

2-1 LA

spank said...

Jocs right on top of the plate. Gotta brush him back with a high inside fastball

karen said...

HUDSON Ks JOC!!!

I love you kid but you show up in OUR house in THAT uni it ain't the same.

spank said...

Need some insurance runs now.

spank said...

Hells yeah. Alberto with a double

karen said...

MOOKIE MY MAN!!!

Boys at the corners. No outs. Freddie up.

2-1 Blue B8

spank said...

Runners at the corners ?. No out. Bring that shit Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

3-1 let’s GOOOOOO

karen said...

Spidey in for the save

spank said...

Kimbrel won't be pitching tomorrow.

karen said...

Another great WIN

spank said...

That's a wrap. Fuck

Steve Sax said...

Boom Shaka laka

karen said...

Night Spank, Night Sax!!

Steve Sax said...

Good morning, Dodgers fans!

Arizona up 6-3 on the @Marlins, even though MadBum was tossed early while being checked for foreign substances mid-inning (?).

Padres up on @Cleveland 3-1 in game 1 of a doubleheader (yesterday was postponed due to rain).

Steve Sax said...

Snakes and Padres both win, by only one run each. Oh well

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers start Gonsolin (1-0, 1.59).

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2 (5/4)

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

Steve Sax said...

Lux back in the nine-hole.

JT moves to DH after that run-causing error throw last night. But he stays in the lineup, even with a .179 BA.

Steve Sax said...

Cleveland wins Game 2 with SD in the 10th.

karen said...

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY SoSG NATION!!!

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH US TO KICK SOME GIANT ASS

karen said...

This Sunday is the 10 year anniversary of the Gugga Bros purchasing our team. THANK YOU Guggenheim Baseball Management for kicking Frank McCourt to the curb and saving our beloved Dodgers!!

karen said...

I'm just thrilled that MadBum got his freaking ass booted out of today's game because of some sticky stuff on his pitching hand (?). And what is up with dude's facial hair?? He looks like a Civil War soldier.

BTW...Nomar and JHair calling the MadBum tossing on the ump. They say the ump provoked MadBum and needs to be suspended.

karen said...

Joc leading off tonight and Alex Wood on the bump.

spank said...

Fuck The Giants and Madison!!

karen said...

Every time I have to see that freaking Bobby Thompson homerun it PISSES me off. It's 2022 and is common knowledge that the Evildoers were stealing signs from the scoreboard.

karen said...

Catman Ks Joc and his Marilyn Monroe hair.

karen said...

Catman sits the Evildoers down in 10 pitches.

spank said...

Shit

karen said...

Catman makes me nervous.

spank said...

Horrible

karen said...

I loved the visit with Clayton. Don't you judge me Spanky!! :) :)

spank said...

I'll be nervous if Gonsolin pitches the 5th

spank said...

@karen haha. no judgement.

I had the volume off the whole time. I know I suck

karen said...

@Spank....I just don't get why you don't love him like I do!

karen said...

Here we go!! 2 on, no out.

karen said...

TT ties it all up!! WooHoo!!!

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner! Freddie to third. Yay

Steve Sax said...

Sorry I’m late, party people!

spank said...

Hells yeah. Treat ties it up at 1

karen said...

Slappy brings home Freddie!!! 2-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Slappy RBI single!

2-1 LA

karen said...

HEY SAX!!! Are you home or still on the Wrong Coast??

Steve Sax said...

Just going back and reading everything I’ve missed. Thanks for the May the Fourth shout out, karen!

spank said...

Come on Maxy

Steve Sax said...

No GIDP here, Max

Steve Sax said...

@karen: back from the least coast.

Still don’t have cable though so I’m stuck with Charley on the radio ☹️

Steve Sax said...

Dieter just played the yub yub song.

And Muncy Ks.

karen said...

@Sax...Is that why you've been doing the audio thing? Get off your tush and get your cable!!!

spank said...

And of course he hits into a double play after that

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner GIDPs.

We gotta sit him, hate to say it but it’s true.

spank said...

Lux has a horrible arm.

spank said...

Mookie!

Steve Sax said...

🐄🔑🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇!!!

karen said...

Beautiful DP

spank said...

Belli double

spank said...

Yeah.fuck yeah. Giants error scores a run

Steve Sax said...

Lux ekes a cheapie out there, scoring Muncy.

4-1 LA

karen said...

YEEHAW!!!

Steve Sax said...

5-1 LA on the sac fly.

Freeman triple! Now it’s 7-1 LA

karen said...

Okay, I already wrote this for you guys but it disappeared so....Since Spanky watches the game on mute and Saxy has to listen to Charley......When Max Muncy got his first hit in heaven knows how long Orel yelled "Get the ball!".

Steve Sax said...

Chants of FREDDiE!

spank said...

Freddie clears the bases. Its an old fashioned ass whuppin' now

Steve Sax said...

@karen: that’s hilarious about Orel’s sarcasm!

spank said...

I'm listening to Beatles remixes. That 1 album remix is very clean

spank said...

Freddie!! This is a repost

Steve Sax said...

7-1 LA through 7

spank said...

Finally Muncy

Steve Sax said...

Muncy with a two-run HR!

And with JT’s base hit, now every Dodger has been on base.

karen said...

Nice little 2 game sweep of the Hated Ones.

See you guys Friday at Wrigley!!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up