Tuesday, October 11, 2022

2022 NLDS Game 1: Oct 11 vs. Padres, 6.37p

Julio Urias vs. Mike Clevinger.

The Dodgers watched the Mets and Padres play a full three-game series, and now host San Diego in a best-of-five series. All the talk has been about how the Dodgers are 14-5 against the Padres this year, but this Padres team looked a lot better versus a 101-win New York Mets team: Jurickson Profar and Juan Soto each batted .333 at the top of the lineup; Trent Grisham mashed a 1.917 OPS (and a .500 batting average) from the eight-hole; and even Josh Bell woke up his power bat (Manny Machado, as well). Not to mention, both Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove had great starts for the Padres in their two victories.

The Dodgers? Well, they've been taking some time off, which means that our pitchers are rested, but our bats may be rusty. And don't forget that Max Muncy, though hot at the end of the season, ended the year batting .196; Cody Bellinger slumped his way to a .210 batting average; and Chris Taylor, if he makes the postseason roster, is battling some neck issues.

Yeah, I'm pretty nervous. I may be at the game. Or I might be biting my nails at home for this one.

152 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. Braves stumbling out of the blocks vs. Phillies, down 7-1 already.

I hope this isn't an omen for us.

QuadSevens said...

I'm never one to root against a Dodger, but I was happy to see that Kimbrel was left off the NLDS roster.

Steve Sax said...

The bye teams are not faring well so far today...

PHL 7, ATL 3 (B8)
SEA 4, HOU 0 (T3)

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: I'm actually very surprised about the Kimbrel move. Better hope we've got the arms with Treinen and May.

spank said...

I'm surprised Hanser got left off roster and Vargas is in.

Steve Sax said...

Astros charging back, it's 4-2 B3.

Braves have a man on with none out in B9.

Steve Sax said...

Braves at the corners, B9. None out.

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, Matt Olson three-run HR makes it 7-6 PHL, B9

Steve Sax said...

Zach Elfin of the Phillies is pulling a Kimbrel

Steve Sax said...

And, the Phillies win Game 1, 7-6.

Steve Sax said...

Mariners expand the lead to 5-2 on a Crawford solo shot.

spank said...

Phillies almost gave that one away. damn

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Pitching is always something to be nervous about.

@Spank I've got a feeling Vargas is going to come up big when needed. I hope at least.

Steve Sax said...

6-3 SEA through five full.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: Totally agree that Vargas was an interesting call. Boy it would be a great story if he went nuts from the plate!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers NLDS roster:

C: Will Smith, Austin Barnes
IF: Freddie Freeman, Gavin Lux, Trea Turner, Max Muncy, Justin Turner, Miguel Vargas
OF: Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Trayce Thompson, Joey Gallo
SP: Julio Urias, Clayton Kershaw, Tyler Anderson, Tony Gonsolin
RP: Evan Phillips, Tommy Kahnle, Brusdar Graterol, Chris Martin, Blake Treinen, Yency Almonte, Dustin May, Andrew Heaney, Alex Vesia

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio Suarez homers. It's 7-3 SEA, T7

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes. Houston wins on a walk-off three-run HR.

QuadSevens said...

That was not what I wanted to see.

Steve Sax said...

NLDS GAME 1 LINEUP

Mookie Betts RF
Trea Turner SS
Freddie Freeman 1B
Will Smith C
Max Muncy 3B
Justin Turner DH
Gavin Lux 2B
Trayce Thompson LF
Cody Bellinger CF

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: glad i wasn't watching :)

spank said...

@quad7 - definitely want to see Vargas light it up.

spank said...

fucking Mariners

Steve Sax said...

Deadspin says "The Padres' arms are coming for the Dodgers".

spank said...

fuck. the anticipation is killing me. start the game dammit.

Steve Sax said...

I'm done with these Pete Davidson Taco Bell ads

spank said...

123.

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for Urias, including outs on Soto and Machado.

Steve Sax said...

Mookie with a sharp grounder but Machado vacuums it up for the out.

QuadSevens said...

TREA!!

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner HR!

spank said...

trea!!!

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith with a two-out double!

Come on, Max

Steve Sax said...

Muncy RBI single!

2-0 LA

spank said...

nice maxy

QuadSevens said...

Urias with the slo-mo windup for a K to start the second.

spank said...

good Urias

Steve Sax said...

2-0 through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger Ks on three straight pitches. Pathetic.

Steve Sax said...

Easy inning for Clevinger: only nine pitches.

2-0 LA through 2

Steve Sax said...

Urias got a favorable call there, maybe? Top of the zone for a K on Kim.

One out.

Steve Sax said...

Urias is dealing: 18 Ks in the zone in a row.

Steve Sax said...

He gets Grisham looking. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Nola with a two-out double. He ripped that one.

Steve Sax said...

Urias had to battle through Profar, but gets the K.

2-0 LA, mid-3

spank said...

nice

Steve Sax said...

Clevinger has a very nervous stance out there.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double for Trea!

spank said...

trea getting hot

spank said...

fuck yeah slappy!

QuadSevens said...

Lux sends Clevinger packing with an RBI double.

Steve Sax said...

Lux ropes it! RBI double chases Clevinger!

4-0 LA, Muncy on third and Lux on second. Two out.

spank said...

4-0 LA. Cleavinger gone.

Steve Sax said...

Full count to Trayce

Steve Sax said...

Trayce earns a walk!

Steve Sax said...

And here's Cody, with the bases loaded and two out, B3

spank said...

come on Belli!!!

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger HBP. I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

Oh wait, maybe not a HBP. Looks like it hits the knob. This going to be overturned.

spank said...

oh shit

Steve Sax said...

Fox announcers chastising Bellinger for not selling this one better.

Steve Sax said...

Call overturned.

Steve Sax said...

Belli, you can shut my ass up here and get an RBI.

spank said...

Belli can't catch a break

Steve Sax said...

1-2 count to Cody

spank said...

come on Belli. shut saxys ass up.

Steve Sax said...

@spank: Belli can't catch a break but he can't hit a ball these days, either

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger DOES get a break! Weak-hit ball to Myers who can't field it cleanly! Run scores!

It's 5-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Fielding error to Myers.

spank said...

fuck yes. I'll take it

Steve Sax said...

c'mon, mookie

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, Betts almost had a GS. Went foul.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Mookie flies to center. He got under it.

5-0 LA through 3

Steve Sax said...

First beer, Madewell Hazy IPA, extinguished.

Steve Sax said...

I may need to do a beer run right now.

QuadSevens said...

Had a Sam Adams Octoberfest here with dinner.

Steve Sax said...

Soto hard shot to Bellinger for the fly out.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: sounds good. What did you have for dinner?

Mrs. Sax made some mean mahi mahi, with potatoes and brussels sprouts. Very happy. Very full.

But I need some more beer.

Steve Sax said...

Machado Ks! Two out

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Had a burger and some steak fries. Mrs Quad had a salmon burger and quinoa With a salad. She eats healthier than me.

Steve Sax said...

Urias is very sweaty right now. And his left shoulder looks a little orange-glowy

Steve Sax said...

@Quad: it's a longer story, but I've been eating less red meat lately.

And then this past weekend, I had three burgers and it was sooooooooooooooooo good.

Drury Ks.

Sax goes for beer. brb

QuadSevens said...

@Sax Lol! Sometimes you just need some beef.

Steve Sax said...

Wait, I found some more beer!

I'm staying

Steve Sax said...

Freeman with a one-out walk.

Steve Sax said...

Slappy pops out to second. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Muncy caught looking.

5-0 LA through 4

Steve Sax said...

Myers solo shot.

Honestly, Trayce should have had that one. He was right there

QuadSevens said...

Trayce was doing his best Pollock impression.

spank said...

sack up Urias. game ain't over

Steve Sax said...

Urias getting lit up here in the fifth. HR, single, double.

Steve Sax said...

Chris Taylor would have gotten that one

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Grisham RBI groundout. 5-2 LA, one out

Steve Sax said...

Urias at 73 pitches, but not looking sharp

Steve Sax said...

Dammit what is happening here

5-3 on the sac fly by Nola

Steve Sax said...

Kim may have injured his hand on the slide, but it's still 5-3 LA

We need some runs

QuadSevens said...

Let’s get out of this Julio. Come on!

Steve Sax said...

This is all because I didn't go on that beer run.

I'm sorry, beer gods! I apologize!!!

QuadSevens said...

Schoolyard rules, Kim would be out. Trayce nailed him in the ass on that throw.

Steve Sax said...

Profar flies out for the third out.

5-3 LA, mid-5.

spank said...

tough inning. get those runs back

spank said...

Iris looks gassed. breathing through his mouth.

spank said...

Urias

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers go 1-2-3.

And here's 2-3-4 for SD. Gulp.

5-3 LA through 5.

Steve Sax said...

Phillips in for Urias to start the 6th.

QuadSevens said...

“Padres suck” chant going now.

Steve Sax said...

Soto walks. No out.

QuadSevens said...

Could really a double play here.

QuadSevens said...

That was super unlucky for us. Crap n

Steve Sax said...

Machado gets a bloop hit. Two on, none out.

This is awful.

Steve Sax said...

Josh Bell PH for Drury.

QuadSevens said...

Attaboy Phillips! One down!

QuadSevens said...

4-6-3! Double play!

Steve Sax said...

HUGE double play there on Myers.

5-3 LA, mid-6

QuadSevens said...

Trea hits one to the wall for the third out. Bats need to wake up again. Need more runs.

Steve Sax said...

Vesia gets three Ks (and one single) to keep it 5-3 LA.

We're at the stretch.

QuadSevens said...

Vesia with 3 strikeouts. Time to stretch. 5-3.

Steve Sax said...

On my third beer. The Kona Brewing Company one was not good for this game, so we're on to Sapporo.

Steve Sax said...

Freeman grounds out on the first damn pitch.

Steve Sax said...

Geez this Padres bullpen has killed us tonight.

Tim Hill has an efficient inning, so it's 5-3 LA through 7.

Steve Sax said...

Padres 1-2-3 here.

This is high-leverage.

Steve Sax said...

Mookie is 0-for-4 with 3 LOB here.

Steve Sax said...

Vesia still in for the eighth?

He gets Profar on one pitch.

QuadSevens said...

Vesia with a quick out. Soto up now.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka vs Machado! Round 2!

Steve Sax said...

Vesia gets Soto to fly to right. Two out.

And now, to face Machado, Roberts goes to Brusdar.

Steve Sax said...

Pete Davidson is back for another Taco Bell commercial. That can't be a good omen.

spank said...

Graterol better be wearing his big boy pants.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka wins this round with just one pitch. Now let’s get a damn hit!

spank said...

wtf? that it?

Steve Sax said...

Justin Turner is 0-for-3 tonight.

Steve Sax said...

@spank 9.43p: totally. All that buildup, and it's one Graterol pitch, and Machado flies to left.

Steve Sax said...

Lux Ks.

We are shit vs. this bullpen tonight.

spank said...

Dodgers bats called it a wrap long ago

Steve Sax said...

Thank god Clevinger was starting or we would be losing this game

Steve Sax said...

"Thompson is kind of a reclamation project for these Dodgers."--Fox announcers

As is Muncy

As is Taylor

As will Bellinger be for some other team next year

Steve Sax said...

to be fair, as was Justin Turner. And, like Muncy and Taylor, the Dodgers reclaimed them.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers suck in the eighth.

5-3 LA, going to the ninth.

spank said...

horrible

Steve Sax said...

When did Danny Devito sell out to Jersey Mike's Subs?

Does this mean that Cheers reruns aren't on tv anymore?

QuadSevens said...

Martin will get a chance to take us to Paradise. He’s closing tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Chris Martin in for the ninth.

Somewhere, Gwyneth Paltrow worries.

QuadSevens said...

Chris Martin says I’ll fix you to Bell and takes the ground out to first himself.

Steve Sax said...

Dieter Ruehle plays Coldplay after that first out to Josh Bell.

spank said...

2 down

QuadSevens said...

WIN!!

spank said...

damn

Steve Sax said...

WIN

Steve Sax said...

That was a LOT closer than it should have been.

spank said...

that's a wrap. see you tomorrow peeps

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!