Friday, October 14, 2022

NLDS Game 3 Thread: Oct 14 @ Padres, 5.30p

Not the rally fowl we needed in Game 2.

Tony Gonsolin vs. Blake Snell.

After a deflating Game 2 home loss, the Dodgers head down to Petco Park with the potential to not play another game at Dodger Stadium this year. It's that terrifying, Dodger fans! And though I'm actually feeling more zen than I did before Game 1, I can't say that I'm feeling very positive.

Mookie Betts is 1-for-8 this series in the leadoff spot. Trea Turner is making errors or bad judgment calls in the field. Will Smith choked in two key situations to score runs in Game 2. Trayce Thompson and Cody Bellinger are chasing each other for the "most strikeouts" title. And the Dodgers went 0-for-8 with RISP in Game 2, and are 3-for-16 in this series.

Yes, our bullpen has been pretty sharp, with the exception of Brusdar Graterol, who needed a lucky comebacker and out at home to prevent further damage from his one-dimensional performance on Wednesday. But the Padres bullpen has been better, keeping us scoreless across both games. We've now ceded the advantage of the Wild Card round bye as well as home-field advantage. And we're having to start a guy who won't even last five innings, given his recent return from the IL.

I'm feeling like our goose is already cooked. Let's hope I'm wrong.

84 comments:

QuadSevens said...

We really need Goooose to put up some goose eggs today.

QuadSevens said...

NLDS GAME 3

Betts RF
T. Turner SS
Freeman 1B
Smith DH
Muncy 2B
J. Turner 3B
Taylor LF
Thompson CF
Barnes C

Gonsolin P

spank said...

did Gonsolin pitch after he came off the DL? I kinda disappeared from baseball scene the last couple weeks of season.

QuadSevens said...

I think he only made one start. Three innings, so he’s not built up.

spank said...

mookie single

spank said...

@Quad- that's what I was thinking. gonna be a bullpen game

QuadSevens said...

Goose in some trouble first inning. Splitter not looking right so far.

QuadSevens said...

Good visit by Barnes. Bell pops out. Two down.

QuadSevens said...

Shit. Pods score. Prior coming out to talk. 1-0.

QuadSevens said...

Goose at 27 pitches already and not out of trouble yet.

QuadSevens said...

Damage limited. 1-0 going to the second. Time for a beer.

Steve Sax said...

Snell is looking good.

Gonsolin is looking bad.

Steve Sax said...

We just gotta be patient with Snell. Take a lot of pitches.

QuadSevens said...

Heaney coming in with two on in the second. Goose just wasn’t fooling anyone.

Steve Sax said...

They are teeing off on Gonsolin.

We should have started Kimbrel for god's sake

QuadSevens said...

Barnes with a heads up play on that bad bunt attempt.

spank said...

this is a shit show so far

QuadSevens said...

Heaney gets out of the jam! Still just 1-0.

spank said...

score some goddamn runs!!

Steve Sax said...

That could have been so much worse.

Wow.

1-0 SD through 2

MR.F said...

Helloo

spank said...

hey! Mr.F!!

QuadSevens said...

Rancho ardiendo for Will Smith. Figure it out!

QuadSevens said...

Nothing again. That’s gotta change.

spank said...

that sucked

MR.F said...

Blargh

Steve Sax said...

Will Smith has choked in every run-scoring opportunity this series.

And he pops out to first with the bases loaded.

come on, dude.

Steve Sax said...

Mr F is here! That's a good sign!

QuadSevens said...

0-5 with RISP so far today.

QuadSevens said...

Hiya Mr F.

QuadSevens said...

Tough play but Trea should have had that.

spank said...

I hope trea is choking and not pulling a 1919 black sox. dudes been fucking up every game

spank said...

fuck

MR.F said...

Egads so much stress

QuadSevens said...

1-0 or 2-0 doesn’t matter much of we can’t get a hit when it counts.

QuadSevens said...

if*

QuadSevens said...

We’ve got something cooking in the fifth! Let’s go boys!

MR.F said...

Come on Mookie!!!

QuadSevens said...

We’re on the board! 2-1. Mookie sac fly.

Steve Sax said...

On the board!

MR.F said...

Yay a run

MR.F said...

We shoulda got more out of runners on 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs.... but at least we got a run.

Steve Sax said...

That’s a great World Cup advert.

Steve Sax said...

I agree with Mr F. Should have been more.

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner had the game 1 HR. But I’m not impressed so far.

And don’t get me started on the chokeness of Slappy.

Steve Sax said...

Why are we pulling Heaney now?!

spank said...

we just down 1 run but it feels like 10

MR.F said...

Seriously

Steve Sax said...

Good news: Snell is out

Bad news: we suck against the bullpen

spank said...

come on JT

MR.F said...

JT gahhh

spank said...

dammit

spank said...

weak sauce

QuadSevens said...

0 for 9 now. Horrible.

MR.F said...

CT gahhhhhhh

Steve Sax said...

JT and CT were fucking pathetic up there.

We are rolling over against this bullpen.

If that is how we lose, we will deserve it.

Steve Sax said...

JT Ks, and CT swings at the first fucking pitch and can’t hit it to the mound?!

Steve Sax said...

We are doomed

Steve Sax said...

I’m drinking sake like it’s La croix

Steve Sax said...

I blame Walker Buehler’s horrible suit on the pregame show

spank said...

haha. I need to see walker buehlers suit

spank said...

profar walks. shits getting real now

QuadSevens said...

Soto hits it deep but not out. Two down Machado coming up.

QuadSevens said...

PHILLIPS IS THE MAN! NOW GET SOME DAMN HITS!

spank said...

should have never let Joctober leave. fuck this bullshit

Steve Sax said...

We are getting jobbed by the ump.

MR.F said...

1 run deficit really does feel like 10

Steve Sax said...

0-for-9 with RISP tonight. After 0-for-8 in Game 2.

This is pathetic.

QuadSevens said...

That pitch to Lux was a horrible call. Not the first either.

QuadSevens said...

Trea with a leadoff single. May have jammed his finger diving back to first.

spank said...

dislocated prolly

QuadSevens said...

Two feeble at bats and now Muncy is up with two down.

Steve Sax said...

I’m done with Slappy.

Steve Sax said...

I love Muncy, but he’s not going to do it here.

MR.F said...

Yeah seriously =(

Steve Sax said...

Padres bullpen has killed us.

We are going to lose this series.

Fuck.

spank said...

bats are choking. straight up. pitching is holding up so far

QuadSevens said...

Last chance for our sleepy bats. 2-1 still.

MR.F said...

Dodgers offense has just been dramatic for 8 innings and will now wake up and lead us to glory, right? Right?

spank said...

just by body language I think this series is a wrap

QuadSevens said...

That was depressing.

MR.F said...

Yeah seriously wtf

spank said...

I'm not watching game 4. if the dodgers win I won't be watching game 5 either and go from there.need some bat mojo

Steve Sax said...

Agreed. Body language says we are done.

So much for 111 wins.