Monday, May 16, 2022

Games 34-37 Thread: May 16-18 vs. D'backs

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Mon 5.16 7p: Gonsolin vs. Bumgarner
Tue 5.17 12p: TBD vs. M Kelly
Tue 5.17 7p: T Anderson vs. TBD
Wed 5.18 7p: Buehler vs. Davies

The walk-off victory on Sunday afternoon was great, especially given the rally came with two out off the bats of the struggling Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux. But that doesn't change the fact that the Dodgers lost 5 of 7 against Pennsylvania teams in their last two series, including almost getting swept by the Phillies at home for the first time since 1985.

We were fortunate to prevail on Sunday. We don't really have much of a rotation at this point though, and our bullpen was horrible for three of the four games against Philadelphia. So let's see if we have anything left in the tank for Arizona, since we know how this went last time (hint: it wasn't good).

151 comments:

karen said...

Game 1

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

Gonsolin RHP

spank said...

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QuadSevens said...

I hope we tag Bumgarner and run him out of this game early. Hate that guy!

QuadSevens said...

🐱 goes 1-2-3 on 11 pitches in the first.

karen said...

I know Catman's numbers are good. 3-0 and a 1.33 era but I can't help it. He drives me crazy. It's like a constant hire wire act with him.

spank said...

Lux is a goddamn mess on the field

karen said...

5 Ks for Catman.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 AZ through 3 frames. We are not putting up much of a fight.

Steve Sax said...

Freeman gets a leadoff single in the bottom of the fourth!

karen said...

C'mon Max. Take this bastard out of the park.

Steve Sax said...

And we get two on, with none out, and we can't score. Pathetic.

Steve Sax said...

MOOKIE!!!

karen said...

Boys kicking some MadBum arse.

karen said...

CT3 backed up Mookie perfectly there.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers lead 3-2. B6

Steve Sax said...

Muncy gets aboard with a bunt single to leadoff the bottom of the sixth!

THAT is how you beat the shift, ladies and gentlemen.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 HR!!!

Two-run HR makes it 5-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

@spank 6.04p: thanks, my friend!

Steve Sax said...

Lux with a nice single to left-center. Really good AB, and sweet swing.

One out. Here's Mookie.

Steve Sax said...

Mookie grounds out, Lux takes second. Two out for Freddie

Steve Sax said...

Freeman was ahead 3-0 and the Snakes IBB him.

So here's Trea.

Steve Sax said...

Turner caught looking for the third out.

5-2 LA through six

Steve Sax said...

Hey, it's Caleb Ferguson! Welcome back Caleb! (TJ surgery in 2020)

Steve Sax said...

Ferguson is missing quite a few upstairs so far.

Steve Sax said...

Perdomo not only Ks, he falls over doing so! Wow

karen said...

Good job Caleb!!!

Welcome back!

Steve Sax said...

Ferguson has a scoreless T7. Way to go, Caleb!

Steve Sax said...

Slappy works a leadoff walk.

karen said...

Earlier when they were talking about Caleb coming back tonight after the TJ surgery they said that Dustin May was coming back in about 2 months. Doesn't that seem pretty fast for that surgery?

Steve Sax said...

Two on, but a MIGHTY cut by Muncy leads to a K for the first out.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: I don't expect May back until very late in the season.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 almost GIDPs but beats the throw to first. Men at the corners, two out. Barnes up.

Steve Sax said...

Barnes swings at the first pitch and flies to very shallow center. Not a good AB, Austin.

5-2 LA through 7

karen said...

Joe Davis is starting to do some lip reading ala Mr. Scully.

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel gives up a two-run HR to right. It's 5-4 LA, one out in the top of the ninth.

karen said...

I thought that was going go a lot farther then it did. Looked like he crushed it.

karen said...

@Sax...Yeah, I thought the end of this year or maybe even the beginning of 2023. Ferguson took 20 months to come back and I think May has only been out about 13 months.

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Big day-night double-header tomorrow. I have that work thing, so not sure how much I can be on for the day game. Hold down the fort, guys!

Steve Sax said...

(guys AND gals!)

spank said...

Nice

spank said...

@ Saxy 9:08 - you're welcome,dude

karen said...

GAME 2
Game 1 of 2

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

Pepiot RHP

karen said...

Clayton was scheduled to throw a bullpen session tomorrow which Doc says is highly unlikely at this point. Even with the epidural he is still having pain.

spank said...

Pepiot is my new favorite Dodgers pitcher. Look at them stirrup socks!

spank said...

My boy gets out of a two on, no out jam. Good job Frenchy.

spank said...

Shit. Pepiot gives up a two run homerun. 3-0 Dbags

karen said...

@Spanky.....I just got back from taking Jenn to get her free Jumbo Jack for lunch. How did the douche bags get 3 runs??

spank said...

@ Karen - there was a run scoring single followed by a 2 run homer.

spank said...

Man. I want free jumbo jacks. I'm in no mans land over here. Not even for Padres free burgers.

karen said...

MOOKIE TIES IT UP AT 3-3 IN B6!!!

spank said...

Mookie!

karen said...

@Spanky....Check with your Jack in the Box. We just found out that ours is honoring the 10 K promo and you know we live in BF Egypt.

spank said...

Oh shit. Trea!

spank said...

@ Karen - nah. It's a no go. Tried before with Padres and Chargers promos.

karen said...

JT piles on with a 2 run shot 6-2 B6

spank said...

Fuck me. JT with a two run smash. 6-3 LA

karen said...

Sorry...6-3 B6.

karen said...

Alberto having a tough day at the office. 6-5 LA T7 tying run 90 ft away.

karen said...

Dodgers win the first of the doubleheader 7-6.

spank said...

9th inning more difficult than needed to be. 7-6 final. LA

karen said...

GAME 3
Game 2 of 2

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

Anderson LHP

karen said...

David Price activated. Shane Greene DFA'd

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel sure has made his last two appearances a tightrope, hasn't he? Reminds me of Kenley...

Steve Sax said...

@karen, thank you for posting the lineups!

karen said...

It seems like we are starting our games behind an awful lot these days.

karen said...

2-2 tie before the seats are warm.

spank said...

Damn. Homeruns? I'm watching the basketball game

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow it's 2-2 and the first inning hasn't even finished yet

Steve Sax said...

okay now it's over. 2-2 through 1

spank said...

@ Karen- I think the Dodgers have been behind early every game since the pirates series

Steve Sax said...

Mr. Anderson gives up two solo two-out HRs, and three hits, in the first. Yikes

Steve Sax said...

That's a better second inning from Mr. Anderson.

2-2 through 1.5

spank said...

Great at bat by Belli

spank said...

Lux comes through. 4-2

spank said...

Fuck yeah! Rios bomb

karen said...

8-2 Boys after 1.2 innings. I know when we're bad we're really bad but when this team plays to their capabilities it's almost embarrassing. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Steve Sax said...

BOOM DODGERS!

Rios with the three-run HR. Wow. Let's put up a crooked number tonight!

Steve Sax said...

Max with a leadoff double in the third

@karen: totally agree. When we decide we want to bat, it's a freight train that can't be stopped.

Steve Sax said...

8-2 LA through 2.5.

Steve Sax said...

Max somehow sneaks his way to third, on a Cody shallow fly out, complemented by a throwing error by the Snakes.

One out.

Steve Sax said...

So no Slappy in this game. Hmm.

Steve Sax said...

Barnes walks; Lux Ks; so now it's Mookie up with men at first and third, two out.

Steve Sax said...

Betts Ks.

8-2 LA through 3

Steve Sax said...

CT3 Ks for the first out in B5, and it wasn't pretty.

Steve Sax said...

Muncy with an end-of-the-bat fly out to left. Two gone

Steve Sax said...

Gotta say, I like Nomar on the color commentary. He pairs well with Joe Davis. I enjoy the banter. I like Nomar.

karen said...

That GIDP was awfully purdy.

Steve Sax said...

Lux with a great turn on that inning-ending double play! In fact, it was good all around: Max's shuffle throw to Gavin; Gavin's turn; and Freddie's stretch for the out at first. Wow

Steve Sax said...

(ha, karen just said everything i did, in fewer words!)

Steve Sax said...

Barnes and Lux with leadoff singles in the sixth. Here's Mookie!

Steve Sax said...

Mookie walk
Mookie walk
Mookie walk
Mookie walk

Steve Sax said...

Kirsten Watson, 30 games in, can't pronounce "Yaamava"

Steve Sax said...

Here's Freddie, with the bases juiced and none out.

Steve Sax said...

Ground rule double for Freddie? That one had to have bounced right on the line

Steve Sax said...

Nope, totally fair ball. Not sure why that AZ left fielder didn't get to that one

Steve Sax said...

10-2 LA. Trea up, two RISP

Steve Sax said...

I have no idea how Trea reached there. Ground ball to short, but the throw was high, so it pulled the AZ 1B off the base and Trea reaches. E-6, RBI by Trea.

Hanser Alberto PR for Turner (what?????)

Steve Sax said...

Oh, it's 11-2 LA. Ties most runs scored this year

Steve Sax said...

Most runs scored last year: 22

Rios goes down on strikes for the first out.

Steve Sax said...

Mr. Anderson is still throwing, with two out in the seventh!

Steve Sax said...

Anderson finishes 7 innings, 7 Ks 0 BB, 2 HR, 2 ER. Nice outing, Tyler!

Steve Sax said...

Barnes promptly GIDPs on the first damn pitch in the eighth. What the hell, Austin. Use your damn head

Steve Sax said...

11-2 through 8 full

Steve Sax said...

GIDP in the top of the ninth saves Bickford a bit. Snake on third with two out.

Steve Sax said...

^whoops, it's top 8. Not top 9.

Steve Sax said...

I've been thinking one inning ahead for four comments here. Sorry about that

Steve Sax said...

^ Barnes promptly GIDPs on the first pitch in the SEVENTH. What the hell, Austin? Use your damn head

^ 11-2 through 7 full.

^ GIDP in the top of the EIGHTH saves Bickford a bit.

...and, Bickford gets a called strike three for the third out.

Steve Sax said...

Freeman with another double!

12-2 LA! Mookie was flying.

Steve Sax said...

New high for the 2022 Dodgers in runs scored

Steve Sax said...

CT3 is 0-for-4 tonight. He's up with Freeman on second and two out.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor ends the night 0-for-5. Ugh

Steve Sax said...

Hanser Alberto...is pitching?

karen said...

Hanser Alberto takes the mound for the ninth. LA up 12-2.

Steve Sax said...

Hanser gets a fly out to left. One out.

Steve Sax said...

@karen! I thought you were asleep!

karen said...

I love it when position players come in to pitch!

Steve Sax said...

Alberto yields a base hit to Perdomo. One out.

Steve Sax said...

Base hit. First and third for the Snakes, one out.

Steve Sax said...

Could have been a GIDP, but couldn't turn it so a run crosses the plate. 12-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

Alberto gets the third out!

12-3 WIN

Steve Sax said...

Good night everybody, see you tomorrow! 1p start time

karen said...

@SAX...I gotta be honest....I'm reading really good book!!

Now it's time for Seinfeld and then sleep!!

karen said...

GAME 4

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

Buehler RHP

karen said...

Kershaw will not travel on the road trip. I'm getting the feeling that this might be a bigger deal then was originally thought.

spank said...

I'm guilty. I knocked out during game 2 last night.

spank said...

I'm not expecting Kershaw back til June

karen said...

Buehler not impressing me.

karen said...

3 run blast for JT puts the Dodgers in front 4-2 B4.

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner!!!

spank said...

JT!

karen said...

Going to the fifth 5-2 LA

spank said...

Not good. Sack up Buehler

karen said...

Walker on the ropes again. Bases loaded, no outs.

karen said...

Oh man he got out of it!!!

karen said...

Clayton got an epidural on Sunday. That is what women get when they are in the blood curdling screaming late phases of labor. Makes me wonder how badly he is hurt.

karen said...

Giants lose in Denver

QuadSevens said...

Glad to see we put the hurt on cheating wife-ghoster Davies. F that guy too! Dodgers up 5-2 in the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka in for the 7th and just winging some 101 mph fastballs. No biggie.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka giving up some singles, now 5-3 Dodgers.

spank said...

For a pitcher who throws 101mph,Graterol gets into a bunch of messes.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka destroys a bat for the second out. Price coming in now.

QuadSevens said...

Three pitch strikeout for Price. Love to see it!

QuadSevens said...

Price with a nice 1-2-3 8th inning.

karen said...

Price looked good.

karen said...

Going to the ninth. 5-3 Dodgers. Hudson coming in.

spank said...

That's a wrap.

Steve Sax said...

WIN

karen said...

BIG WIN AND A BIGGER SWEEP!!! Off day tomorrow. See y'all in Philly on Friday!

Steve Sax said...

SWEEP

QuadSevens said...

We make party!