Thursday, May 12, 2022

Games 30-33 Thread: May 12-14 vs. Phillies

The Dodgers might be Donkey Kong, but this homestand sure feels like we're Mario.

Thu 5/12 7p: Anderson vs. Wheeler
Fri 5/13 7p: Kershaw vs. Gibson
Sat 5/14 7p: Buehler vs. R SuΓ‘rez
Sun 5/15 1p: UrΓ­as vs. Nola

Eight games. Seven days.

Yes, that's what this hellish homestand has in store for the Dodgers, who return from Pittsburgh with their tail between their legs after dropping two of three to the lowly Bucs. Sure, a 4-2 road trip doesn't sound all that bad. But the Dodgers' offense looked positively awful for a lot of that series @ PNC Park: 0-for-5 with RISP on Monday; then 1-for-7 with RISP on Wednesday. And both of those games were losses.

Max Muncy (0-for-3 on Wednesday) is batting .138. Justin Turner, who had a breakout game on Tuesday, is batting .194 (0-for-3 Wednesday). And Cody Bellinger (0-for-4 Wednesday) is barely over Mendoza at .206.

And yet, Doc Roberts insists on putting them together in the lineup for two of the three games in Pittsburgh, as if they were eighth-grade girls at a Loyola High semi-formal. We have to at least sit one of them, or break up the string of badness. Because the way they are batting now, they pose abysses in the lineup that turn run-scoring rallies into missed opportunities.

After this series, the homestand continues with four games against Arizona (including a doubleheader). The Dodgers start play on Thursday nursing a 1.5 game lead on the Padres and a two-game lead on the Giants. Would be nice to gain some ground against the sub-.500 Phillies.

126 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

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

Anderson LHP

karen said...

Bryce Harper takes Anderson deep in first. 1-0 Phils

karen said...

Flags at half mast in centerfield I'm assuming for the 1,000,000th Covid death.

RIP Americans and God Bless those left behind.

karen said...

Schwarber singles in the second run for Phillies followed by a 2 run shot by Camargo. 4-0 Bad Guys.

Steve Sax said...

Tyler Anderson sucks.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger solo HR!

karen said...

Belli Bomb!!! 4-1 B3

Steve Sax said...

4-1 PHI in the third.

spank said...

Damn

karen said...

Gavin had a bit of a brain fart there.

karen said...

Oh man. Cody got ahold of that one but it goes foul.

karen said...

7-1 Phillies T6.

karen said...

Slappy repping the tying run

karen said...

Boys going station to station. Bases juiced, no outs, JT up. 7-4 Bad Guys B8

karen said...

JT brings in 2 on a 0-2 pitch. 7-6 Bad Guys.

Steve Sax said...

That was an amazing call to bring in JT to pinch hit there, especially given Rios is red hot. And it pays off for Doc, and the Dodgers!

Wow

Steve Sax said...

CT3 ties it up!!!

karen said...

Base hit for CT3. GAME ALL TIED UP!!!

karen said...

Jeez. Everyone in LA knew he was going to squeeze after the foul bunt.

Steve Sax said...

Tie game through 8.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: not sure why Barnes got such a late jump there. If he’s a pinch-runner, he had better know how to move.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck! First and second with one out for the Phils

Steve Sax said...

This is not good, Hudson.

Steve Sax said...

Daniel Hudson, you suck

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith is such a bad defensive catcher, as well.

Now it’s 9-7 Phillies. Two out.

karen said...

Isn't it a rule or law or something that a guy has to hit a homerun on his Bobblehead night??

karen said...

No redemption for Barnes tonight. Maybe Belli can get his.....

Steve Sax said...

Knebel is wild, and Barnes fucking swings at the first pitch. And pops out. Idiot.

Steve Sax said...

Bases loaded, none out, and we aren’t going to score.

Unbelievable.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers lose. This is really bad.

Steve Sax said...

That’s it. I’m going to the game tomorrow and we are going to turn this shit around.

karen said...

@Saxy.....Don't forget to pack the SoSG mojo. We need the win.

Bad.

Really bad.

Steve Sax said...

I’m still bitter about last night

spank said...

Looked like the Dodgers came down with a classic case of the Dave Roberts last night. His pitching decisions sucked. Why was Anderson still in the game when the 7th run scored? Horrible.

karen said...

CLAYTON TO IL

karen said...

GAME 2

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

Buehler RHP

karen said...

Clayton won't say what's wrong only that he doesn't feel great. The team is saying right lower back. He was put on the IL starting on 5/9. He had an epidural yesterday and should be ready to pitch on the next road trip.

spank said...

Kershaw should've went for that perfect game. Now look. Saved for what?

spank said...

Its been a month of "gotta get Muncy going"

spank said...

That was an uneventful inning

karen said...

2-0 Phillies T2. I'm feeling my inner bitch starting to take control.

spank said...

Damn.I guess I'm staying with the Suns/Grizzlies game for a while

spank said...

Warriors not suns

karen said...

Chase Utley in the house.

karen said...

@Spanky....I know your sis is in NoCal but I hope you're not rooting for the Warriors.

spank said...

CT3!!

karen said...

You can tell that one goodbye!! CT3 solos to left. 2-1 Bad Guys B3.

spank said...

@Karen- never. Fuck Frisco

spank said...

Barnsy double

karen said...

@Spank...Good boy!!!!

spank said...

Mookie double brings in Barnsy.

spank said...

Dirt packed so hard Shwarber bounced off the ground on that dive. Lol

spank said...

Nice Muncy

spank said...

A fucking windfall. JT clears the bases.

karen said...

HEY SAX.....If you see this: No matter what happens tonight stay in your seat and do not go out onto the field and kick Austin Barnes's ass.

Steve Sax said...

@karen, I do want to, but I won’t. And he had a good hit tonight.

Chicken McNuggets baby!!!

Steve Sax said...

6-5 LA, B5

Steve Sax said...

Why is everyone doing the flashlight in the stands?!

spank said...

Oh. Big hit by pitch. Game changer

spank said...

Can Muncy go on the IL too? That sucked.

spank said...

8-7 creamcheesers

spank said...

Losing 9-7 in the 9th and Roberts brings in Kimbrel to pitch. God bless him.

karen said...

Here we go....Bottom of the ninth....

karen said...

OMG!!!! JT ties it!!!!!

spank said...

JT all up in this bitch!

karen said...

FREAKING HUMIDOR!!

spank said...

A stadium full of Charlie Steiners on that flyout

spank said...

Easy come easy go. 11-9 Creamcheesers

spank said...

Thank you Barnsy. Goodnight yall

Steve Sax said...

Once again, Austin Barnes totally sucks. His error leads to yet another run. We are down 12-9.

Steve Sax said...

I have to admit, we had to leave early so we missed JT’s heroics. But if I had been there for this part, I would have been pissed off.

karen said...

Time for Mookie to take us to the promised land.

spank said...

Holy shit. Bases juiced for Mookie

karen said...

I can't believe this.

spank said...

Booooo

Steve Sax said...

Fuck

Steve Sax said...

Fireworks is going to last two seconds.

Steve Sax said...

Bases-loaded, none out: the dodgers choke for the second night in a row.

spank said...

Urias pitching tonight. be Interesting to see how he does after Buehlers jem last night

Steve Sax said...

Seriously. We need a stop here

karen said...

GAME 3

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

Urias LHP

Steve Sax said...

game 3

Betts
Freeman
Trea
Slappy (DH)
Animal
Taylor
Cody
Alberto
Barnes (C)

Urias P

Steve Sax said...

Ha! Karen your lineup is much better than mine.

karen said...

Damn. Phillies at corners, 2 out.

karen said...

@Sax....I always think there are going to be 2 lineups when I sneak in at the last minute!

3 run homerun for Phillies. 3-1 T1.

Man, the seats aren't even warm.

spank said...

Wtf Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

And just like that, we suck. Unbelievable.

This is a series from hell for us.

karen said...

OOPS.....3-0 T1

spank said...

Here we go again. Another crazy game

Steve Sax said...

Let’s go πŸ„πŸ”‘πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡!!!

karen said...

@Spank....How was your day soaking up the a/c??

spank said...

@Karen- its going nicely. Chill mode

karen said...

Yep. We are sucking again tonight.

karen said...

@Sax....I am guessing that you had left the park last night when Barnesy threw the ball into left field trying to throw the runner out at third. I am able to deduce this cause Austin is not walking funny today.

Steve Sax said...

This is just embarrassing. We are getting tooled, at home, by a sub-500 team. Fuck this shit.

karen said...

Shall we try again?? Say around 1 o'clock???

karen said...

Thank you Bravos for keeping us in first place even though we don't deserve it.

karen said...

GAME 4

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

Michael Grove RHP
AA Pitcher making MLB Debut

karen said...

Happy 7th Birthday to my little Gracie Girl. I love you my baby!! (See Avitar)

karen said...

The kid battles the butterflies and sits the enemy down in order.

karen said...

Here we go....4-0 and we're not out of the second.

spank said...

4-0_who?

spank said...

I've gots the basketball game on

karen said...

Shane Green up in the cooler. Who the heck is that???

spank said...

Aw shit. Nevermind. Fuck

karen said...

@Spank....Not us. The bad guys are already up by 4 with bases loaded in the second.

Kid finally gets the third out. The good news is he has 4 Ks so maybe Jenn will get a free JJ tomorrow.

Keep watching the basketball game. I think it's probably better for your soul then the Boys right now!!

karen said...

HEY SPANK....Have you checked out Jon SooHoo's Instagram?? As usual+ he has great Dodger pictures but he also has a lot of Kobe, Magic and Cooper Kupp. The man is so talented.

karen said...

.....and that's coming from me a frustrated photo journalist.

karen said...

Mookie goes yard to bring the score to 4-1 with 2 out in the second.

spank said...

@ Karen - nah. I haven't seen soohoos twitter. I didn't know it was a thing. Ill check it out

spank said...

Celtics are winning. I hate sports

spank said...

Happy birthday to Gracie Mutt!

karen said...

@Spanky...Not twitter, Instagram and my baby girl is no F-ing mutt!!! She is a beautiful pug through and through!! And you know how much I love her!!!!

karen said...

Slappy singles...Boys at corners with no outs.

karen said...

Boys best team in MLB with runners in scoring position. Let's just see...

spank said...

@ Karen - Instagram.. Got it.

I didn't mean no disrespect. All dogs are mutts to me. You know this.

karen said...

Lux works the walk

@Spanky....XOXO

karen said...

Lux comes in on Mookie double. 4-3 B8.

karen said...

Trea swings on the first pitch into the GDIP.

Mookie on third representing the tying run with 2 out and Slappy at the plate.

karen said...

WALK OFF FOR LUX!!!!!!!!!!

spank said...

That's a crazy wrap. Too bad my stream site took a dump after the basketball game. Missed the walk off

Steve Sax said...

@spank: what stream site do you use ? I need some ideas.

Steve Sax said...

Happy for the walkoff but the fact that we got beat by the state of PA really sucks

karen said...

@Sax....What is up with that??? How can the great state of California get reamed by a team from freaking PA???? I am not trying to be a stuck up homer BUT C'MON!!!!!

Mad Bum is pitching for the Snakes tomorrow. If that doesn't get us pumped for a win then maybe there is no hope.

I just hate that guy.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: love your passion! I’m totally with you and we gotta rebound for the divisional rival here. Too bad we don’t have any real starting pitchers on the docket 🀷‍♂️

Steve Sax said...

But really psyched for Gavin today.

And how about that πŸ„πŸ”‘πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡?!