Thursday, June 02, 2022

Games 51-54 Thread: June 2-5 vs. Mets

Thu Jun 2: Gonsolin vs. T Walker
Fri Jun 3: Anderson vs. Bassitt
Sat Jun 4: Buehler vs. Peterson
Sun Jun 5: Urias vs. TBD
All games 7p except Sunday 6/5 @ 1p

After the bedshitting that was getting swept at home by the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates (winners of five out of six games this year), the Dodgers should be thoroughly embarrassed. Especially the offense, whose situational hitting absolutely stunk (a combined 6-for-28 with RISP); the baserunning, with runners getting thrown out trying to pop-up slide (Gavin Lux), or stretching for an extra base in vain (Chris Taylor), or getting picked off (so many people I can't list them all), or not tagging up properly and getting thrown out at home (again, Gavin Lux). We were awful for that series.

And our reward is now hosting the best team in the National League, the Mets, who are getting it done despite injuries to their top starters Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. They've got players stepping up in the moment, not cowering under the bed.

And meanwhile, we just sucked. Swinging at first pitches when Pirate pitchers were wavering. Blowing saves that negated comebacks. Spotting the Pirates four runs before the seats were even warm.

Oh, I'm pissed off. This Pirates series was f'ing embarrassing.

Get your shit together, Dodgers!

113 comments:

Steve Sax said...

game 1

betts rf
freeman 1b
trea turner ss
smith c
rios dh
justin turner 3b
bellinger cf
taylor lf
lux 2b

gonsolin (5-0, 1.80) p

spank said...

we got this


(cries)

Steve Sax said...

lindor out for game one because he slammed his widdle finger in his hotel room door

Steve Sax said...

four comments in, no caps

spank said...

yep.no caps

spank said...

dammit. no game streams. check back in a few. no caps. gotta.break up this bad juju.

Steve Sax said...

yeah that 720stream was smooth the first time. but the second time i tried it, it was forcing me to download stuff and i just said no.

Steve Sax said...

nimmo fly out

marte fly out

guillorme ground out to lux

0-0 through 0.5

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 2

dodgers have one hit

Steve Sax said...

cody's last hit: may 27 vs. arizona

Steve Sax said...

he's now 0-for-7 since that his last hit, almost a week ago

Steve Sax said...

lux with a leadoff single. he steals second.

but mookie k's, freeman grounds out (lux advances to third), and trea is about to go down swinging

Steve Sax said...

dodgers actually won a frickin' challenge call for a change. which helps them to a scoreless fourth

Steve Sax said...

friday nyt crossword: 16:30. not too shabby

Steve Sax said...

taylor speeds to third off a lux single. dodgers have first and third with one out (bellinger, leading off the inning).

so here's mookie.

Steve Sax said...

mookie gets he rbi single on the first pitch!

that ends the 26-consecutive-scoreless-inning streak by the mets.

1-0 los angeles, b5

Steve Sax said...

not exactly sure what happened there given charley's horrible call of the play. but it sounds like freeman is definitely out, and mookie evaded the tag, and lux might have also gotten safe in a rundown?

Steve Sax said...

charley and rick say their replays show lux is out.

Steve Sax said...

yep. that makes ***another*** baserunning gaffe by lux. that's like three gaffes in like two games.

get your shit together, gavin

Steve Sax said...

1-0 los angeles through five full. whoop dee fucking doo, that isn't going to hold up against the mets.

Steve Sax said...

trea turner with a leadoff double, but of course slappy lines out to short. one out

Steve Sax said...

how did marte miss that one? we'll take the rbi-double.

2-0 los angeles

Steve Sax said...

taijuan walker chased with two out in the sixth. jt on second. bellinger up.

Steve Sax said...

and of course, bellinger strikes out swinging.

2-0 los angeles through six

spank said...

cool. fuck the mets

Steve Sax said...

bellinger is awful. his offensive war is currently 0.8

spank said...

alonso had no chance with that graterol fastball

Steve Sax said...

taylor leadoff single in the seventh.

Steve Sax said...

lux ekes one out and reaches on an infield single (lux is 2-for-3 tonight with one baserunning gaffe).

first and second, no out, betts up.

Steve Sax said...

freddie pops out. he's been horrible lately.

spank said...

feeble

Steve Sax said...

so we've got two out, and betts and freeman can't deliver.

spank said...

damn. that was fucking horrible

Steve Sax said...

nor can trea, who ks. fuck we are awful with two on and none out.

2-0 los angeles through seven

Steve Sax said...

cody you mushmouth, do something here please

Steve Sax said...

and of course, cody flies out meekly.

here comes kimbrel. charley is talking about the shutout, which means craig is giving up at least one run.

spank said...

that's a wrap

Steve Sax said...

wow, a 1-2-3 inning for kimbrel.

win!

Steve Sax said...

that'll be...one bajillion. for eggs.

Steve Sax said...

sorry, egg. it's jumbo.

Steve Sax said...

(thank you, del taco)

spank said...

it sucks writing in no caps with auto correct while drunk. anything for the team.

Steve Sax said...

right with 'ya, spank.

but if it works, we're keeping it up...

Steve Sax said...

girardi fired by phillies

yeah, that's gonna solve the $223m payroll problem

Steve Sax said...

game 2

betts rf
freeman 1b
trea turner ss
smith c
justin turner 3b
bellinger cf
taylor lf
mckinstry dh
lux 2b

tyler anderson (6-0, 2.90), p

Steve Sax said...

remember, no caps, people

spank said...

no caps

let's do this

Steve Sax said...

@spank you got a stream for us?

Steve Sax said...

we gotta hound bassitt tonight

Steve Sax said...

charley sounds stuffed up in the throat tonight.

not good.

he better not get rick monday sick

spank said...

looks like rios is on the injured list with a right hamstring tear.

spank said...

@ saxy - im using the 720pstream. it was a clean connect. minimal popups. it usually acts up during super bowls and championship games.

spank said...

good inning by anderson

Steve Sax said...

trea turner with a two-out single!

Steve Sax said...

trea has a 26-game hitting streak

Steve Sax said...

corey seager: batting .236 with a 114 ops+

Steve Sax said...

time was called, ball slipped out of bassitt's hand --> and dieter plays the theme song for "curb your enthusiasm". hilarious

Steve Sax said...

slappy gets caught looking. womp, womp.

Steve Sax said...

through one inning: tyler anderson, 14 pitches, 9 strikes. chris bassitt: 16 pitches, 10 strikes.

spank said...

nice.belli with a bomb

spank said...

2-0 dodgers

Steve Sax said...

bellinger with a two-run bomb. 2-0 los angeles

Steve Sax said...

rios' hamstring injury is apparently pretty bad. pillar is also injured. yikes

Steve Sax said...

freddie with a hit, breaking an 0-for-10 skid

Steve Sax said...

both radio and tv broadcasters are mentioning how the dodgers got there early to take a lot of work today

Steve Sax said...

slappy works a walk, a surprisingly good at bat. so freddie goes to second.

Steve Sax said...

justin turner has 999 hits as a dodger, 18th in franchise history

Steve Sax said...

turner ks swinging.

2-0 los angeles through three full

Steve Sax said...

another solid inning for tyler anderson.

2-0 la, mid-4

Steve Sax said...

bellinger gets on when escobar tries to backhand a grounder to short, and it scoots under his glove. no out and ct3 is up.

Steve Sax said...

taylor strikes out, again.

Steve Sax said...

zach mckinstry with a two-run homer! and it looked so smooth there, really well done zach

Steve Sax said...

4-0 los angeles, b4, one out

Steve Sax said...

nice grab by alonso to retire lux there

Steve Sax said...

mookie ropes it but it's a fly out to marte in right. three out.

4-0 los angeles through four

Steve Sax said...

if you would have told me that bellinger and mckinstry were going to be our offense tonight, i wouldn't have believed you.

Steve Sax said...

freeman flies to center for out number one in the bottom of the fifth

Steve Sax said...

4-0 los angeles through five

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for anderson

spank said...

anderson pitching a good game

spank said...

i didnt even see pillar play and the dudes already hurt.

spank said...

damn. alonso hits a.homerun on the first pitch by almonte.

Steve Sax said...

almonte gives up a leadoff boooooooomb to alonzo. 4-1

Steve Sax said...

almonte then gets three outs.

stretch time

Steve Sax said...

joely rodriguez in to pitch for the mets.

lux leading off.

Steve Sax said...

betts that is so pretty. waited on it and smoked it.

base hit to left.

Steve Sax said...

freeman ks.

rodriguez has a pretty sweet third-strike fastball, it pops. it bamboozled both lux and freeman.

pitching change for trea turner.

spank said...

i haven't heard a freddie chant in a while

Steve Sax said...

mookie steals second, sees the ball goes the catcher and continues on to third. two out

Steve Sax said...

trea beats out the single up the middle! mookie scores.

trea turner's 42nd rbi this season

Steve Sax said...

come on, slappy

spank said...

nice

Steve Sax said...

wow smith roped that one, but foul

Steve Sax said...

lux made a nice play there at second, to retire lindor at first and stop the mets' rally (two on).

5-1 los angeles, mid-8

Steve Sax said...

chris taylor frickin' hammered that one. 399 feet.

spank said...

ct3 bomb!

Steve Sax said...

daniel hudson still in

Steve Sax said...

ouch. slappy's bell got rung on that foul ball. ouch

Steve Sax said...

98-mph fastball by hudson, right by alonso

Steve Sax said...

hudson k's davis as well

Steve Sax said...

win!

Steve Sax said...

love that nomar is wearing an la dodger pride pin on his lapel.

no pin for jerry hairston.

Steve Sax said...

tyler anderson was outstanding tonight. 6 ip, 3 h, 0 runs, 5 k, 0 bb

Steve Sax said...

oh, and only 81 pitches through six

Steve Sax said...

late-breaking news: i am going to tonight’s game

spank said...

nice.

spank said...

lindor goes yard on buehler

1-0 ny

Steve Sax said...

this is not good, sports fans.

good guys down 6-4 through five.

Steve Sax said...

buehler was horrible tonight.

again

spank said...

it was a shitty outing by buehler. ruined my saturday night.

Steve Sax said...

game 4 sunday afternoon, and the dodgers nursed a 2-1 lead into the eighth, when brusdar shits the bed. he gives up two runs and it is 3-2 new york.

FUCK!!!

Steve Sax said...

Vesia came in and can’t do much better. It’s 4-2 Mets, mid-8

spank said...

BOOOOOOOO....