Wednesday, October 12, 2022

NLDS Game 2 Thread: Oct 12 vs. Padres, 5.37p

The Dodgers' Chris Martin seals the NLDS Game 1 victory, as Padres tears rain from the heavens. (hat tip, SoSG AC)

Clayton Kershaw vs. Yu Darvish.

The Dodgers eked out a win in NLDS Game 1, which was critical not only because the Game 1 winners go on to win the five-game series 71% of the time, but also because that was the only game in which the Padres' rotation was hampered by the Wild Card round last week against the Mets. But with this game, the Padres' rotation flips over...to former Dodger Yu Darvish, who was dominant against the Mets in WC Game 1 (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 Ks and 0 BB). Darvish is 3-5 against the Dodgers in 10 starts, with a 2.47 ERA.

Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers, and he is 23-9 lifetime against the Padres across 45 career starts, with a 2.03 ERA. Kershaw will have the weight of his recently-redeemed postseason record, blah blah blah. I'm worried less about Kersh and more about the six-through-nine in this lineup, who combined for a shitty 1-for-13 with 5 Ks in NLDS Game 1 (Bellinger, who had 2 Ks, looked absolutely lost up there).

Look, I know all the talk is about the Dodgers owning the Padres after going 14-5 against them this season. But NLDS Game 1 evidences that the Padres are a lot more talented than that record would show. We've got to have our guard up--and that means taking good at bats (I'm talking to you, Cody).

I don't want to go to Petco Park with a split. Let's get this Game 2 win, Dodgers!

98 comments:

QuadSevens said...

The offense is going to need to stay patient. Darvish has 24 Ks in his last three starts against the Dodgers. Runs might be tough to come by tonight.

QuadSevens said...

On the plus side, the Dodgers won 2 of those 3 games.

spank said...

yep. have to make Darvish work so we can get into the bullpen. hopefully Dodgers will do better hitting against their pen.

QuadSevens said...

NLDS GAME 2

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

Clayton Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

NLDS GAME 2 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

Clayton Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 3:42p: DAMMIT!

Thanks Quad!

Steve Sax said...

It's weird weather outside, here in Los Angeles. A little colder than normal. And cloudy.

QuadSevens said...

@Sax No problem. You got me yesterday during the game. Got my revenge!

QuadSevens said...

I’m sure all the Dodgers fans loved seeing that lowlight before the game. Sheesh!

QuadSevens said...

Machado goes deep in the first. Shit. 1-0 Pods.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Machado solo HR.

QuadSevens said...

Kersh left that slider up and paid for it.

QuadSevens said...

Alright offense. Time to show your stuff.

Steve Sax said...

We gotta come out strong vs. Darvish.

Steve Sax said...

C'mon, Mookie!

QuadSevens said...

FREDDIE!!

QuadSevens said...

Tied up 1-1 after one. Let’s go!

QuadSevens said...

Big K for the second out of the second.

QuadSevens said...

And another one!

QuadSevens said...

FUNKY MUNCY!!

Steve Sax said...

MUNCY!

Solo shot makes it 2-1 LA

QuadSevens said...

Trayce with Eminem for his walk up music. I like it!

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger looks clueless up there

Steve Sax said...

Lux, Thompson, and Belli all Kd after the Muncy HR (and J Turner single).

QuadSevens said...

Kersh in some trouble here. Two on nobody out.

QuadSevens said...

Machado strikes again. Damn! 2-2.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw really struggling tonight.

QuadSevens said...

Kersh got that pitch earlier. Sooo close.

QuadSevens said...

Rough inning there. Pods take the lead 3-2.

Steve Sax said...

Padres get two runs in that frame.

3-2 SD, mid-3

Steve Sax said...

I can’t even open a beer yet. I’ve got one more call tonight.

Steve Sax said...

☹️

Steve Sax said...

Time for Mookie to unleash

Steve Sax said...

Nope

Betts doesn’t have a hit this postseason

Steve Sax said...

TREA!!!

Steve Sax said...

Fox announcers keep mixing up the inning. He sees we are in the third with one out, and he says “three and a third”. Nope.

QuadSevens said...

A nice quick 4th for Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

one-out walk for JT in the fourth.

Steve Sax said...

Cody Ks with two on. Dammit

Steve Sax said...

BOTH Trayce and Belli are impotent

Time to bring in CT3!!!

Steve Sax said...

Darvish is at 76 pitches through 4. Kershaw was at 69.

QuadSevens said...

I second the motion for CT3. Hell, try out Vargas.

Steve Sax said...

Mookie, leadoff walk in B5. I'll take it.

3-3 tie

Steve Sax said...

Mookie CS. It’s close, but I think he’s out.

Steve Sax said...

Call upheld.

Steve Sax said...

Great throw by Nola.

Steve Sax said...

Hoo boy. Here's Bazooka, tied at 3, to start the 6th.

Steve Sax said...

Yes, Trea had an error.

But Graterol is getting lit up here. Yank him.

QuadSevens said...

Bazooka and Belli with a couple of nice plays to limit the damage. 4-3 Pods.

Steve Sax said...

Went to a talisman during the Muncy AB...and it worked! Muncy single, Will Smith goes to third.

None out.

Darvish chased.

spank said...

old man swing right there. gotta do better JT

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. JT Ks and Lux swings at the first pitch and GIDPs.

spank said...

Boooooo

Steve Sax said...

We're losing, 4-3, through 6.

Steve Sax said...

Almonte has long ABs with each Padre, but gets Kim, Soto, and Machado to all K.

We're at the stretch.

Steve Sax said...

Belli gets his first hit of the postseason, which stimulates Betts to follow suit. Belli one-out single; Betts doubles.

One out, B7

spank said...

do it Trea!!

Steve Sax said...

Two-out IBB to Freeman.

Rancho ardiendo for Slappy!

Steve Sax said...

Dsmmit. Slappy blows it.

4-3 SD through 7.

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

That Trea Turner error is going to cost us the game.

Steve Sax said...

Just finished my calls.

Going for my first beer!

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. This beer is unlucky.

Cronenworth HR off of Treinen.

Steve Sax said...

Down 5-3, T8, one out.

spank said...

fucked up. should have taken advantage of the scoring opportunities

spank said...

I should start boozing. this sober shit ain't working

QuadSevens said...

Bomb or bust for us tonight. That’s gotta change.

QuadSevens said...

Trea is not having a good night. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck is Trea Turner doing?!

Steve Sax said...

Geez. Bailed out.

Down 5-3

QuadSevens said...

Time for some hits boys and girls! Put on your rally caps!

Steve Sax said...

Here’s where the bottom of our lineup finally breaks out.

Steve Sax said...

Rally fowl!!!

QuadSevens said...

Goose on the field and a two out hit for Lux. Harder coming in.

spank said...

pinch hit Gallo. fuck it

spank said...

a rooster and a goose. gotta be good luck

Steve Sax said...

Barnes PH?!

This is a weird call.

QuadSevens said...

Barnes with a chance to drive in some runs.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck.

spank said...

can't score for shit this team

QuadSevens said...

Always nice when the announcers second guess your manager.

spank said...

top of lineup. gotta get it done here.

QuadSevens said...

Top of the lineup for us in the ninth. Need some hits.

Steve Sax said...

Down 5-3. B9

Steve Sax said...

Betts flies out. Not good

spank said...

pitiful

Steve Sax said...

Dammit.

Smith chokes in two situations.

Steve Sax said...

I blame the lack of beer.

spank said...

Booooo

QuadSevens said...

0 for everything with RISP.

spank said...

I agree with saxy. gotta be the lack of beer

spank said...

I'm getting plastered for game 3

Steve Sax said...

Vargas should have PH

Steve Sax said...

Not drinking that particular beer for the rest of this series.

But I’m opening a second one imminently.

Steve Sax said...

The Padres’ bullpen has not yielded a run to us.

Steve Sax said...

Going to my third beer

Steve Sax said...

beer 1: offshoot brewing "relax" ipa. that one is now banned

beer 2: golden road mango cart

beer 3: santa monica 310 blonde

Steve Sax said...

beer 4: three weavers sun trap. Because I'm sour.