Monday, September 11, 2023

Games 143-145 Thread: Aug 11-13 vs. Padres

Ah yes, Ricardo. I remember that prediction.

Mon 9.11: Stone vs. Avila
Tue 9.12: Lynn vs. Wacha
Wed 9.13: Pepiot vs. Snell
all games 7p

The Padres, like the New York Mets over in the NL East, were supposed to use their big-name roster to romp to the divisional crown.

And here we are in September 2023, and the Padres are in fourth place and 10 games under .500, 21 games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers, whose divisional lead against second-place Arizona is so fat, that we're starting three dudes who weren't even on the roster the first half of the year.

Sure, we might get swept by San Diego at home this series. But with a magic number of only 7 with 20 games to play, it's not worth losing any sleep about this "rivalry series." Let's just have some fun.


QuadSevens said...

I agree on the let's have fun sentiment for this series. I think we need to see Kike in his banana costume sometime soon.

Steve Sax said...

@Quad! Nice call dude

Betts with yet ANOTHER leadoff HR to tie the game at 1.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers take a 2-1 lead on a Rojas HBP

Steve Sax said...

Mookie lines out to short for the second out.

Rancho ardiendo for Freeman

Steve Sax said...

Freeman grounds to second. Dammit.

2-1 LA through 2

Steve Sax said...

Ugh, that was a bad loss.

QuadSevens said...

Amazing how one error can cause such a landslide of crap. Gotta talk out there! Let's get it back today.

Steve Sax said...


Betts 2B
Freeman 1B
Smith C
Muncy 3B
Martinez DH
Peralta LF
Heyward RF
Outman CF
Hernandez SS

BP P: Lance Lynn

spank said...

ugh. Lance Lynn. do I even want to look at the score?

Steve Sax said...

11-2 WIN! Kyle Hurt strikes out the side in the ninth inning in his major league debut!

And Lance Lynn actually had a pretty good outing (solo HR to Tatis)!

That's good.

Steve Sax said...

Might be nice if the Dodgers tried here in game 3