Friday, May 06, 2022

Games 24-26 Thread: May 6-8 @ Cubs

Fri 5/6 11a: Tyler Anderson (2-0, 2.55) vs. TBD
Sat 5/7 11a: Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 2.35) vs. Steele (1-3, 5.50)
Sun 5/8 4p: Walker Buehler (3-1, 2.12) vs. Stroman (1-3, 5.13)

The Chicago Cubs are cold. 9-15 on the year and fourth in the NL Central (7.5 games behind the Brewers), the Cubs have not come out of the blocks strong. And speaking of cold: Friday is supposed to rain, and the weekend isn't supposed to get warmer than 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Cubs are coming off a two-game series loss to the cross-town White Sox, after being felled Wednesday by a bloop RBI single from former Dodger AJ Pollock. (As an aside, Pollock is batting .190 this season with a 33 OPS+; the Dodgers traded Pollock to the White Sox for Craig Kimbrel, who has a 1.35 ERA over 6.2 IP, and a 300 ERA+.)

The Cubs' leadoff bat of Alfonso Rivas has been their spark this year, matting .333 with a .919 OPS to lead the team. Seiya Suzuki is batting .250 in the two-hole. And 3B Patrick Wisdom has five HR this year (more than any other Dodger player).

But with the recent awakening of some of the Dodgers' bats in our Wednesday 9-1 victory, maybe we can bring the heat into the Windy City this weekend.

40 comments:

spank said...

Rain out. Double header tomorrow. First game at 10am pst

Steve Sax said...

Ugh. More scoreboard watching today, I guess!

Thanks for the update, spank

karen said...

NO GAME??? I need my Dodgers fix.

Steve Sax said...

How about two tomorrow? First one at 10a

Steve Sax said...

Both are free games on the mlb television app

karen said...

GAME 1

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

Kershaw LHP

spank said...

1-0 Dodgers

spank said...

Freddie is the man

spank said...

Good morning kiddos

karen said...

Mookie scores from first on what should have been a single by Freddie who ends up on third to Freddie chants at Wrigley.

karen said...

Morning Spank!!!

karen said...

Drew Smyly uses 38 pitches in the first and the Boys still get just 1 run.

spank said...

3 pitches by Kershaw and I have to hit the mute button.

spank said...

Good inning by Kersh

spank said...

And unfortunately with the mute button on and looking at my twitters on the phone deem plays like that at the end of the second confusing as fuck. Haha

spank said...

4-0 LA at the end of 5

karen said...

5-0 Dodgers going to the stretch.

Steve Sax said...

7-0!!!

🐴🏠!

Steve Sax said...

Freeman, Trea already sitting to rest up for game 2

karen said...

GAME 2

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

Anderson LHP

karen said...

@Saxy....If you are seeing this Spank and I are having some problems with comments disappearing. Does your magic work with this kind of stuff??

karen said...

We all know how much I love VIN SCULLY. As a girl who was raised on Vinny and have also finally come to love Joe (and of course Orel) I have not been a fan of the merry-go-round of guest announcers. I do love EK, always have. But after EK all the different voices just didn't seem right. Although today I just have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying Dontrelle Willis.


karen said...

Hanser Alberto takes a 4 pitch walk to tie the game a 1 T2.

Steve Sax said...

Ha, I saw us down 1-0 in the first. And now it’s 4-1 us in the second.

🙂

karen said...

Dodgers have been given 8 walks in 5.1 innings. 4-2 Blue

karen said...

Bazooka sits the Cubbies down in 4 pitches in B7. 4-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

@karen 3:42p: yikes. I don’t know! I don’t think google really supports blogger much anymore unfortunately. We Sons have been leaning against opening on Wordpress because we can’t migrate the comments. That said, it makes this site look so dated, like it is gonna give you malware or something 😬

Steve Sax said...

Bazooka gets a K for the third out with a Cub on second.

4-2 LA through 8. Nice two innings from Brusdar!

Steve Sax said...

🐄🔑🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇!!!

Two-run HR

Steve Sax said...

6-2 LA. It was a two strike two out pitch and Mookie crushed it!

Steve Sax said...

6-2 LA through 8.5

Steve Sax said...

Giants open up a 13-7 lead on St Louis

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel having a bit of trouble here. Two on, two out.

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow. Hayward almost homers, but Belli hauls it in at the track.

6-2 final

WIN

karen said...

Spiderman comes in and shuts this mama down and the Dodgers sweep the doubleheader!!!

Steve Sax said...

Okay let’s go, Dodgers. Push for a series sweep tomorrow!

karen said...

@Sax 7:22....I am so not a techy girl that I originally tried to email you about the problems but I couldn't figure out to do it. AND no I'm not stupid just kind of dumb okay really dumb about tech stuff. (DUHHH). The last post I made at 7:47 bounced off most of the comments I made prior. I trust you to do what ever you think best. Just let's now lose our little community here!!

Steve Sax said...

That is really annoying about the disappearing comments. I’m sorry about that, Karen. Hopefully it restores. If it keeps being a problem, we can consider a new site.

Steve Sax said...

Game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight. Let’s goooooooo

Steve Sax said...

And, big win for the Dodgers to sweep.

Slow and steady, just wore the Cubs down.