Monday, May 09, 2022

Games 27-29 Thread: May 9-11 @ Pirates

Mon 5/9 3.30p: Urias vs. Quintana
Tue 5/10 3.30p: Gonsolin vs. Bry Wilson
Wed 5/11 9.30a: TBD vs. TBD

A sweep of the Cubs this past weekend pushed the Dodgers' winning streak to six in a row, and now Los Angeles is 1.5 games clear of the Padres and four games ahead of the Giants and Rockies. But with Blake Treinen out through the All-Star Break, we really need to be racking up these wins against lowly NL Central teams (like the 11-16 Pirates) in May, before the Dodgers' opponents get a lot more challenging next month (Mets, White Sox, Giants, Angels, Braves).

142 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

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

Urias LHP

karen said...

Freddie HBP but whoever is in left for the Bucs made a great catch on JT leaving Freddie at first. On to B1

karen said...

I know I said this before but I am really enjoying D Train.

karen said...

Bucs score a run in B4. 1-0 Bad Guys.

karen said...

That's gonna leave a mark

Steve Sax said...

Why are we getting punked by the Pirates?!

spank said...

2 fucking hits? That's all?

Steve Sax said...

B6: Urias had second and third with none out, and wriggled out of it without giving up a run.

Still 1-0 PIT, though. Let's get going, Dodgers!

karen said...

PHEW!!!! Julio had Bucs on 2nd and 3rd with no outs and got out of it. 1-0 Bucs after 6.

CT3 out of the game after taking a hard foul off of his inner knee in T6.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have only two hits through six frames. 0 runs.

Pirates have 10 hits through six. 1 run.

Steve Sax said...

Ugh on CT3. Not good

Steve Sax said...

One-out walk to Lux, T7.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Mookie!

Steve Sax said...

Mookie single! Lux to second. One out.

karen said...

Jennifer and I put Lavender oil on our wrists for good luck. We will win now!!!

We're girls. Get over it

spank said...

Bring them in Freddie!

spank said...

I think we all need to be lavendered at this point.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Freeman and Trea both fail to deliver. That may have been our best shot.

karen said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

spank said...

That sucked

spank said...

I like D Train but he's a bit of a homer. I'm down With Jessica.

karen said...

What would one need to take Lavender oil off of one's wrist??

Steve Sax said...

Criminy. Leadoff HR to start B7. We suck.

Steve Sax said...

Bickford, Barnes both shitting the bed here

spank said...

Nickelback gives up another run

karen said...

If I was a drinker tonight would be one helluva night.

@Spanky....I didn't care for her when she was with ESPN. But I like her with Joe, she's doing a good job. My problem is I don't like all the different announcers. I hate change and I'm a Joe and Orel girl.

Steve Sax said...

Well, at least we aren't shut out.

Steve Sax said...

Final, PIT 5-1.

BOOOOOO

spank said...

Meh

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner (0-for-3 today, batting .168) simply cannot be in the four-hole. Not now.

spank said...

Belli with 4 Ks. Not good

karen said...

@SAX...No problems tonight. I didn't make to many comments tonight so that might of had something to do with it but anyway so far so good.

Steve Sax said...

👍

Steve Sax said...

You know who DID have problems last night?

The Dodgers’ offense!
JT 0-for-3, and inexplicably batting cleanup (3 LOB)
Cody 0-for-4
CT3 0-for-3 and injured
Barnes 0-for-3
Lux 0-for-3

karen said...

@STEVE SAX.....tehehe!!!

Steve Sax said...


GAME 2 (5/10)

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

Gonsolin P

Steve Sax said...

CT3 sits, probably due to last night's injury.

Slappy also sits for the second straight game.

If our 4-5-6 put up another crappy game, we're going to lose this series.

QuadSevens said...

Just watched the highlights (sort of) of yesterday's game. JT seemed to be hitting it hard, but right at people. We'll see if the 5 spot is any better for him today.

spank said...

JT with a run scoring double. Nice. 2-0 LA

karen said...

Mookie throws Gammil out at the plate,

spank said...

Dude should have been safe at home. Barnesy didn't tag him. Good throw by Mookie nonetheless

karen said...

Catman a little loosey goosey.

karen said...

Bad call goes Catman's way. 2-0 Blue

spank said...

Dodgers making.some noise here

Steve Sax said...

7-0 LA. Okay, this is a much better start.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have 10 hits through 3 frames

karen said...

So the question being put out there to win possible AllStar tickets is 'What is your favorite baseball movie'. My number 1 is Major League and number 2 Field of Dreams.


Any takers??

Steve Sax said...

Gonsolin isn't going smoothly, but he has a 7-0 lead, and has yielded only one hit through 3.

karen said...

D Train was doing a terrible job on the announcements so now they've got Kirsten doing it.

karen said...

Belli with 4 Ks yesterday and 2 today.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers bats getting sleeeeeeeeeepy again.

7-0 through 5.5, but Dodgers going down quickly since the third.

Steve Sax said...

Graterol in for B6.

Steve Sax said...

Gonsolin's line: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB and 5 Ks.

Not bad, but it wasn't easy for Tony. Wish he could have pitched a bit deeper than 84 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Brusdar gets a GIDP to get out of the sixth, seeing only three batters.

Steve Sax said...

Max with a one-out triple to right!

karen said...

8-zip.

3 doubles for JT.

Belli doubles in JT 9-0.

karen said...

Rios 2 run blast. 11-0 Boys

Steve Sax said...

Ok we are back. 11-0 off a string of hits from Max, JT, Cody, and Rios. Wow.

karen said...

Okay, so I've heard of Baby Mama but Cat Daddy?? I'm just lovin' D Train!!

karen said...

Max earning his check at first.

Steve Sax said...

Vesia in for the seventh. Error by Alberto helps the Pirates have first and third with one out.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, didn't realize that Vesia himself ALSO had an error contributing to that sticky situation. Either way, Alex escapes, so it's still 11-0 LA, through 7.

karen said...

Yep. There goes the shut out.

Steve Sax said...

Moronta has the bases loaded with Pirates, one out

Steve Sax said...

"Moronta. Bad times!"

QuadSevens said...

JT in the 5 spot worked!

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Bickford. You didn't do well today. Now you've got a 10-run lead, so starting out with a leadoff walk is not good.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 6.29p: Hmm. I owe JT a nice PGT, I think...

Steve Sax said...

WIN

karen said...

WIN BABY!!!!!

See y'all bright and early tomorrow morning!

Steve Sax said...

Cubs had two on and none out in the first, and couldn't plate anyone.

Then the Padres scored two in the bottom of the first.

Cubs again have two on here in the top of the second.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs lose 5-4.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

See you tomorrow bright and early!

karen said...

GAME 3

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

Pepiot RHP

karen said...

Major League Debut for RYAN PEPIOT

karen said...

Breakfast Burritos all the way around (looking at you Quad)

karen said...

Our boy CT3 back in after that horrible foul off of his knee. What a freaking stud.

spank said...

Coffee and toast for me,please

karen said...

Pepiot understandingly shaky in his first two innings but doesn't give up any runs. 0-0 going to B2.

karen said...

MORNING SPANKSTER!!!!

spank said...

I'm glad Pepiot got out of the inning with a strikeout but he's shaky as fuck

spank said...

Dontrelle stop being a homer fool

spank said...

Good morning Karen!!

karen said...

Through 3 Pepiot 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 walks, 77 pitches.

karen said...

@Spank...I get Dontrelle is a homer, he is a little heavy on how grateful he is to be with such a great organization but I still like him.

spank said...

@Karen - I don't like his cheering when the Dodgers do something good. I never liked that by announcers. Kind of bush league. Feels like I'm listening to the Cubs or Reds. Shit like that

karen said...

Pepoit goes 3. 0-0. Evan Phillips in.

karen said...

@Spank...Part of that is probably because you grew up listening to Vin who you could never tell who he was rooting for.

Steve Sax said...

oh man there's a game on! Sorry ladies and gents!

Glad Pepcid did well in his debut

spank said...

Dodgers need to score some runs. Been a feeble showing so far.

Steve Sax said...

Would be nice if we got more than two hits here. 0-0 through five full

Steve Sax said...

There we go! Trea Turner, batting leadoff (for the lineup, and the inning), with a double to start the sixth.

spank said...

@ Karen - that's somewhat true. It took me a while to warm up to 2 people in the booth calling a.Dodgers game instead of the old school just 1 announcer.

Steve Sax said...

Geez, Freeman hits a comebacker that turns into a double play. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

@spank and @karen: I'm not sold on the D-train in the booth. Little too casual, talking about crockpot cooking and everything.

Steve Sax said...

Slappy base hit...would have scored Trea Turner from second had he not gotten out :(

Steve Sax said...

Nope, Max flies out.

0-0 through 5.5

karen said...

DAMN!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

And, we're losing.

Solo HR to lead off the bottom of the sixth.

karen said...

Tommy coming undone.

spank said...

FUCK

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, Kahnle shitting the bed here. HR, HBP, HR. What the hell, dude

Steve Sax said...

No outs in the sixth. LA down 3-0.

spank said...

Well you're facing a.minor league team so you pitch your minor league arms I guess

Steve Sax said...

This from hitters batting .220, .238, and .167 (6/7/8 hitters). Way to go, Tommy!

karen said...

I hate to see Kahnle struggle. It's been a long road back for him.

karen said...

I'm so much nicer than you two!!! :) :) :)

karen said...

JT walks!!! RALLY!

spank said...

Lucky Belli. Wide open left side of the infield and he hits into the shift. Pisses me off.

karen said...

Great AB for CT3

Bases juiced for Edwin Rios

karen said...

I ALMOST called it!! I told Jenn CT3's gonna walk and Rios is going to hit a slam. I'll take the double though!!!!

spank said...

Definitely take the double. I just wanted a run or 2.

Steve Sax said...

There’s that offense!

Rios with a bases-clearing double. And then Lux sacrifices him over to third for only the first out.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: way to call it for Edwin Rios!

Steve Sax said...

@spank: remind me please, what is up with that photo btw? Dodger person hanging out with three women in giants garb? Is he doing charity work or something?

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Trea

Steve Sax said...

2-1 count to Trea

Steve Sax said...

Trea walks. That sets up the double play though. Freeman up.

karen said...

Juiced again. Slappy coming up.

Steve Sax said...

Freddie walks. Bases loaded. Let’s go!

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Slappy!

Steve Sax said...

Not good, Slappy. Line out to short.

spank said...

@ Saxy - that's Ethier with the Full House girls all grown up in Giants garb. I'm not much of an Ethier fan and the photo pretty much makes my Ethier hate legit.

karen said...

UGH CASTILLO!!

C'mon Max!!

Steve Sax said...

Good play by Diego Castillo, but still Will Smith we needed more there

Steve Sax said...

@spank: gotcha. Thanks for the explanation

Steve Sax said...

Max down 0-2

Steve Sax said...

Max works it back to a 3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Dammit max that was right down the center of the plate. Called strike 3. Booo.

Steve Sax said...

Tied 3-3 at the stretch.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Daniel Hudson gives up a one-out HR to the rotund Vogelbach. It’s 4-3 PIT

Steve Sax said...

If our bullpen is gonna suck this bad, we had better get some bats working

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers get a gift double play to get out of a second-and-third-with-one-out jam.

4-3 🥧🐀🐀

Steve Sax said...

JT fly out. Bellinger called K.

Steve Sax said...

This is not good.

Down 4-3, mid-8

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck, Lux. Field the goddamn ball

spank said...

Clutch defensive replacement substitution by Roberts putting Lux in left

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers are 1-for-7 with RISP

Steve Sax said...

Lux, that run is on you. You’d better hit a HR next inning.

spank said...

Horrible throw to the plate by Trea.it hit the dirt. Wtf man

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers down 5-3 going to the ninth. Last licks for LA.

Steve Sax said...

And that’s it. Pathetic.