Monday, September 19, 2022

Games 146-150 Thread: Sep 19-22 vs. D'backs

Mon 19 7p: Kershaw vs. Kelly
Tue 20 12p: TBD vs TBD
Tue 20 7p: TBD vs TBD
Wed 21 7p: May vs. TBD
Thu 22 7p: Urias vs. TBD

Five games in four days? Is that any way to reward the 2022 NL West Champion Dodgers after sweeping the Giants in San Francisco, finishing the season with an astounding 15-4 record against the team that edged us out for the divisional title last year?

Luckily, the Dodgers are a stratospheric 46-16 against the NL West this year, including a 11-3 record against the Diamondbacks. Our starting pitchers for this extended series aren't called just yet, particularly for that day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. But the Dodgers still have a six-game lead for the best record in baseball with 17 games left to play. I'd like to see us continue to smush some sad snakes here at home.

Oh, and I'll be at the Stadium on Wednesday evening; hit me up if you want to say hi!

106 comments:

Steve Sax said...

GAME ONE

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

Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

Starting to be make-or-break time for Taylor and Bellinger here. Taylor looked bad last night (0-for-4 with 3 Ks). Bellinger now at .199 BA; Muncy at .201.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers up 1-0 in the middle of the third. Both teams with two hits, but one of ours was a Joey Gallo solo HR.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw with 6 Ks through 3.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger up to lead off the third inning.

Steve Sax said...

Cody works a 1-2 count back to a 3-2 count.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger: batting .135 in September

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Cody doubles!

Leadoff double for the Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Luplow had it in his glove and lost it!

Steve Sax said...

Mookie with a comebacker, which doubles off Bellinger.

Unbelievable.

Steve Sax said...

We can't score in the third. Still 1-0 LA.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw with 8 Ks through four frames.

1-0 LA, mid-4

Steve Sax said...

This AZ pitcher has a 12.34 ERA

Steve Sax said...

That ERA is so mathematically perfect

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the highlight of CT3's HR. That was a tough call. Glad it went favorably for us.

Mookie is 0-for-4 tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Btw the D-backs pitcher, Luis Frias, got three outs in the seventh, so his ERA dipped to 11.37. Well, it was mathematically fun while it lasted.

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith thrown out at home from a Gavin Lux single to right.

5-1 LA through 8 full.

Steve Sax said...

And here's Kimbrel.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for Christian Walker.

Steve Sax said...

Josh Rojas HBP on the first pitch at the AB.

Snakes have first and second with none out.

Apparently Kimbrel has a 12 ERA vs. Arizona. Great.

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel f'ing hits Corbin Carroll! Bases loaded, none out.

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday is lying. Baseball refernce has Kimbrel with a 5.14 ERA vs. Arizona.

Steve Sax said...

Lux makes a double play, but Walker scores. 5-2 LA, two out.

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

GAME TWO

T Turner SS
Freeman 1B
J Turner 3B
Gallo RF
Thompson CF
Taylor 2B
Lux DH
Vargas LF
Barnes C

Grove P

Steve Sax said...

Mookie and Slappy both sit. Hmm

Steve Sax said...

RIP Maury Wills.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 LA through one. Trayce Thompson sac fly with the bases loaded.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double by Ketel Marte in the second, but Josh Rojas Ks so there's one out now (T2).

Steve Sax said...

Welp, there goes the lead.

1-1 on a Cooper Hummel double. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Now we're down 2-1 on a Daulton Varsho HR. great.

Mid-3

Steve Sax said...

Freddie with a leadoff single to right in the third.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 pops up with the bases loaded. Lux with a chance now. Two down.

QuadSevens said...

Weak grounder leaves the bases loaded.

QuadSevens said...

Error by Freeman, but Grove Ks the next two. Two down in the fourth.

QuadSevens said...

Bloop single drives in the run. 3-1 now.

QuadSevens said...

Barnesy with his second hit of the day.

QuadSevens said...

Trea with a single. 16 game hitting streak now. Ducks on the pond for Freeman!

QuadSevens said...

Extra wide strike called on Freddie. He flies out on the next pitch.

QuadSevens said...

Mr. Clutch, Justin Turner, up now with two down.

QuadSevens said...

1 for 7 with RISP today's not gonna get it done. On to the fifth.

Steve Sax said...

Well this is going from bad to worse, fast. Snakes have put up a run in each of the last four innings, it's 4-1 AZ now in the middle of the fifth. What the hell.

QuadSevens said...

Offense needs to step it up. 8 LOB. Grove has 7 strikeouts, and hasn't allowed a crooked number yet. Not much more you can ask for from a rookie.

QuadSevens said...

1 of the runs allowed was unearned.

QuadSevens said...

Talk about bad luck. Broken bat single, throw to third hits the runner and goes out of play. Another run in.

QuadSevens said...

I jinxed Grove by saying he hadn't allowed a crooked number yet. My bad.

QuadSevens said...

Still 5-1 through six.

QuadSevens said...

Pepiot with a 1-2-3 7th. Two scoreless innings for him now.

QuadSevens said...

JT leads off the seventh with a single to center. Let's see if they can get it going here.

QuadSevens said...

BTW, this ump has been terrible. Strike zone has been all over the place.

QuadSevens said...

Two on for Trayce.

Steve Sax said...

Ok so here we go. Down 5-1 in the seventh, two on with none out, Trayce Thompson up.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 1-for-9 with RISP this game, so far

Steve Sax said...

Hey there, Q7!

Steve Sax said...

Trayce Ks.

Steve Sax said...

How is CT's walkup song "Cold Heart"?

Steve Sax said...

And, we can't fucking score. K, fly out, fly out.

Unbelievable.

QuadSevens said...

Hey Sax! Another bad inning for the offense there.

QuadSevens said...

BARNESY!

Steve Sax said...

All right! Two-run Barnes HR, B8. No out.

QuadSevens said...

2 run bomb for AB! 5-3 now.

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers going for some late inning drama. Hanser reaches on an error and takes second. Then a passed ball gets him to third. Nobody out and Freddie up.

QuadSevens said...

SNLA stat: 43 comeback wins this season. Most in MLB. Freeman walked, JT up with 2 on.

QuadSevens said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO FOR GALLO!

QuadSevens said...

Will Smith coming up instead as the DBacks change pitchers.

QuadSevens said...

End of the bat bloop for Smith. Everyone moves up a spot. 5-4 now.

QuadSevens said...

Still loaded, nobody out, Trayce up.

QuadSevens said...

Tie game! Single off the third baseman!

QuadSevens said...

CT3's turn with the bases loaded now.

Steve Sax said...

It is all tied up in the fifth!

Bases loaded, still no one out, and we've plated four this inning.

QuadSevens said...

Taylor down swinging. One down.

QuadSevens said...

Mookie coming up to pinch hit.

Steve Sax said...

Betts comes in to PH for Lux, and Ks for the second out.

Dammit.

Here's Vargas.

Steve Sax said...

I expected CT3's K. But Mookie? That's a bummer.

QuadSevens said...

Mookie strikes out, but Vargas with an infield single. Dodgers up 6-5!

Steve Sax said...

Vargas with the go-ahead infield single!!!

Steve Sax said...

Holy moley. These Dodgers.

QuadSevens said...

DBacks third baseman has an error and two balls off his glove this inning. Ouch.

QuadSevens said...

Martin closes it out. WIN!

Steve Sax said...

DODGERS WIN!

Steve Sax said...

That was insane.

Let's do it again in three hours!

QuadSevens said...

I hope Rojas is playing third again. *evil laugh*

Steve Sax said...

I gotta see those highlights!

Steve Sax said...

GAME THREE

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

Anderson P

Steve Sax said...

Snakes up 1-0, mid-2

Steve Sax said...

Muncy with a two-run HR!

3-2 AZ in the sixth

Steve Sax said...

Now 4-2 AZ, as we enter the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

Damn. Winning streak ends at five, Dodgers lose the nightcap 5-2.

We have to be gassed.

Steve Sax said...

I will be at the Stadium tonight!

Steve Sax said...

GAME FOUR

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

May P

Steve Sax said...

May, and Barnes, cost us that game. I'm salty.

Though it was great to see Mookie's 35th HR!

Steve Sax said...

G A M E F I V E

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

Urias P

Steve Sax said...

No Mookie.

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 6. Muncy's RBI double tied the game for us.

Steve Sax said...

Top 8. Brusdar out there for us, still a 1-1 tie

Steve Sax said...

The Dodgers look pathetic tonight. 13 Ks through 8 frames, and Gallo and Lux both have 3 Ks (Trea, Thompson, and Bellinger each have 2 Ks).

Pathetic.

1-1 through 8.

Steve Sax said...

Christian Walker homers off of Kimbrel. Of course.

2-1 AZ, top 9, 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger with a leadoff double in the ninth! He took a full count pitch to the wall. Wow that is surprising.

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner grounds to third, freezing Bellinger.

Steve Sax said...

Started Freddie with a regular AB, but eventually IBBd Freeman to the open first base. I wouldn't have wasted that time.

First and second, one out. Slappy at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Smith with an infield single! Everybody's safe.

Muncy at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Muncy singles! Slow roller to third, Bellinger scores and Muncy reaches when the throw takes the first baseman off the bag!

2-2 tie. JT up.

Steve Sax said...

NYT Friday complete in 32:41! Wow, that one was difficult.

Oh, and JT Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Betts PH for Gallo. Two out, bases loaded.

Steve Sax said...

BETTS WINS IT!

3-2 FINAL

WIN