Friday, June 17, 2022

Games 63-65 Thread: June 17-19 vs. Guardians

We interrupt the Pixar Inside Out running GT theme for this photo (and honestly, two wins in a row isn't enough to merit "Joy").

Fri 6.17 7p: Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.12) vs. Plesac (2-4, 4.70)
Sat 6.18 4.15p: Julio Urias (3-6, 2.80) vs. Quantrill (4-3, 3.38)
Sun 6.19 1p: TBD vs. Justin Bieber (Baby, Peaches, Love Yourself)

Two wins, and almost a no-hitter by Tyler Anderson, over the Angels earlier this week. But remember, this was a team that recently lost 14 in a row. And even with those wins, the Dodgers' idle Monday and Thursday still had us fall behind the first-place Padres, who swept the Cubs at Wrigley and now lead us by a half-game entering play today (Padres play the Rockies, so that's another three wins for San Diego).

The Cleveland Guardians' first visit to Dodger Stadium could present another series-winning opportunity for the snakebit Dodgers...if we can get Gamora of the same from Will Smith (a three-run HR on Wednesday) and Mookie Betts (a key insurance solo HR on Tuesday).

Cue up the Awesome Mix! This is happening!

60 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

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

KERSHAW LHP

karen said...

HAPPY EARLY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU DADS!!!!

spank said...

I was never bothered by the Cleveland Indians name. that logo with the face of the native American was fucked up though.

Steve Sax said...

Chief Wahoo was pretty bad.

I’m proud that Cleveland changed its name.

But i still want us to sweep them.

Steve Sax said...

Apple TV game tonight! Sax can watch it! Gonna go grab sushi first

spank said...

cool. we all here. i made a snack run earlier.

spank said...

I'm down with the cleveland name change.

spank said...

laptop and tv decided to update then they wouldn't handshake through the hdmi. took about a million restarts just to hear hunter pence calling the game. fuck man.

spank said...

belli blast!

Steve Sax said...

Belli!!!

Steve Sax said...

Crushed that one

spank said...

classic Kershaw curve

spank said...

nice


1-1

spank said...

come on vesia. don't be fucking around with naylor

Steve Sax said...

Vesia with a two-out walk. Owen Miller up

Steve Sax said...

Owen Miller flies to Alvarez in right for the third out

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff walk for Max Muncy in the sixth

Steve Sax said...

What the FUCK are you doing, Muncy?!

Steve Sax said...

One out, Bellinger hits to second but there’s an error—but Muncy tries to stretch to third and gets nailed.

Then CT3 pops to first in foul territory.

Stupid, Dodgers. Come on.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit! We keep leaving ducks on the pond

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 7 and we are 1-for-6 with RISP

Steve Sax said...

More horrible ABs. Tied at 1 through 8

spank said...

still tied at the bottom of 9th

Steve Sax said...

Belli with a nice leadoff single. Didn’t try and overswing.

NOW FUCKING SCORE HIM, DODGERS

spank said...

belli singles

spank said...

no brainfarts on the bases,fuckers

spank said...

wtf? right fielder drops a fly ball. damn. belli on third.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single, and an error—and we can’t score.

This team is fucking horrible with RISP.

And worse in extras.

We are doomed

Steve Sax said...

And, Cleveland takes the lead 2-1 in the 10th

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers: 0-4 in extras this year

Steve Sax said...

Not counting this eventual loss

Steve Sax said...

Freeman Ks to start the 10th.

Not good

spank said...

Dodgers are horrible at the plate. fire the hitting coach

Steve Sax said...

I am a Dave Roberts fan. But he is awful in extra-inning games.

Steve Sax said...

Agree, spank

Steve Sax said...

Smith is just hacking up there

Steve Sax said...

Slappy grounds to third. Hit it to the other side, you dork

Steve Sax said...

Turner Ks feebly.

I can’t even start with this team. Fuck it.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers now 0-5 in extras. This is pathetic.

spank said...

fucking Dodgers. I cancelled no dates on a Friday night just to watch this bullshit? fuckers.

spank said...

good to know my no date comment survived. all the other comments I made after fire the hitting coach post disappeared.

karen said...

GAME 2

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

Urias LHP

karen said...

Lineup all messed up. Mookie scratched late again.

karen said...

Here we go....1-0 Guards T1

spank said...

Koufax!!

karen said...

Trea hits a 2 run homer. 3-1 Blue B2.

karen said...

@Spanky....Didn't Sandy look great???

spank said...

@karen.... yep.koufax always looks fit. like he can go out and pitch a game.

spank said...

its a wild scene when you walk in a run.



6-1 doyers

karen said...

Man that guy is big.

karen said...

WIN!!!!!

spank said...

that's a wrap

spank said...

mookie to the IL with a cracked rib.

Steve Sax said...

So bummed about Mookie.

Okay so rubber match today. I had tickets but had to give them up due to a conflict. Will try and check in to the GT with you all. GO DODGERS!!!

Steve Sax said...

Heaney returns to start today’s game!

spank said...

damn. I hadn't seen a Freddie homerun in a minute.

2-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Error scores Alvarez and gives the Dodgers a 3-2 lead

Steve Sax said...

And, Vesia and Hudson promptly give the lead back.

Steve Sax said...

I’m so angry at how the dodgers bat with a man on base. No patience, no placement. Pathetic.