Friday, June 24, 2022

Games 69-71 Thread: June 24-26 @ Braves

Fri 24 4.15p: Urias vs. Anderson
Sat 25 4.15p: Heaney vs. Fried
Sun 26 4p: Gonsolin vs. Strider

Five home runs on Thursday! 26 total runs in the three-game sweep! Max Muncy with his first three-hit game of the season!

Yes, it's cause for joyous celebration. Except that this was against the Reds, 0-7 against the Dodgers this year and dead last in the entire National League. So the real test of this roadtip comes with these three games in Atlanta, whom we beat twice at home earlier this season (ironically, right after the Cincinnati sweep, making me question the creativity of the MLB scheduling team).

Max Fried on Saturday is no joke: 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA. And the Braves have won 18 of 21 including three of four over the visiting Giants this week, while the Dodgers have been basically playing .500 ball for almost the last month, save this Cincinnati series. On top of all that, the Dodgers' red hot 1B Freddie Freeman has already said his return to Atlanta will be emotional, especially with a ring ceremony on the weekend schedule.

Freddie will be shedding some tears. Hopefully Dodger fans will have some tears of joy this weekend, as well.

30 comments:

karen said...

GAME 1

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

Urias LHP

karen said...

Freddie comes absolutely undone at the pregame presser. I know he's a really decent man but dude is a DODGER now. Sac up!

karen said...

Andrew Heaney back to the IL with shoulder issues. Again.

Dustin May hit 101 in side session today. Dodgers are thinking 5 rehabs and possibly back in July or August. Boy this seems fast.

karen said...

So Freddie held it together during the standing O the Atlanta fans gave him during his first AB. I'm pretty sure I've never seen an ovation like the one from the Braves fan. Don't get me wrong I HATE the whole Braves Tomahawk Chop shit, but Joe compared Freddie's homecoming to Georgia like it would be for us if Clayton came home with another team. I get that.

karen said...

Shouldn't the Tomahawk Chop be given the deep dive like the whole Cleveland Indians crap was given???

Don't get me wrong...my paternal grandmother was a Cherokee and while I always respected that I didn't get on the whole bandwagon stuff. The Tomahawk Chop just pisses me off. Annoys the holy shit out of me. Not to mention the fact that I hate the Atlanta fans.


karen said...

I love it when EK calls the pitch and it's result. It gives me faith that maybe the baseball gods are leaning our way.

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit. Hudson injury sounds bad

karen said...

The Craig Kimbrel Experience coming in for the bottom of the ninth. BUCKLE UP DODGERS FANS.

karen said...

C'mon Freddie. Enough with your bromance with the Braves. YOU ARE A DODGER DUDE. Just who is it that is sighing that check of yours with all of those zeros???

karen said...

WIN!!! Fuck you Bravos.

karen said...

GAME 2

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

White RHP

karen said...

I'm not crazy about this lineup.

karen said...

Braves score and are up 3-0 in B5.

karen said...

Slappy ties the game up with a solo to lead off the eighth. 3-3.

karen said...

Bazooka gives up a double to lead off the bottom of the eighth then gives up the homer 5-3 ATL .

karen said...

KJ coming in for the save.

Oops, it's not for us.

karen said...

Bad call on Belli to start the ninth.

Bad, bad call.

karen said...

Yep.....Kenley gets the save.

karen said...

GAME 3

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

Gonsolin RHP

karen said...

Lineup Change

McKinstry out. Alvarez batting eighth and Thompson is hitting ninth and playing RF

karen said...

The old McKinstry/Thompson switch-a-roo pays off. Thompson makes a great catch in right.

karen said...

Dodgers tie the game off KJ in the ninth with 2 out. 2-2.

karen said...

Oh, and Trayce Thompson got the hit to tie it.

karen said...

Going to the bottom of the ninth tied 2-2. If we get to the tenth, Freddie is up first.

karen said...

In the tenth, Trea is the ghost runner and the one and only boy of the weekend doubles him in. 3-2 Boys.

Have we won an extra inning game this year? Have we even scored??

karen said...

Going to bottom of the tenth 3-2 LA.

OMG.....does this mean we're going to get the Craig Kimbrel Experience?? YIKES!

karen said...

Yep. CKE in to pitch.

karen said...

Yep. Matt Olson singles in Bravo ghost runner. Tied 3-3.

Wonder what he and Freddie are talking about.

karen said...

Going to eleven.

karen said...

Trea singles in CT3. 5-3 LA.