Monday, June 17, 2024

Games 74-77 Thread: June 17-20 @ Rockies

Mon 6.17 5.40p: Paxton vs. Quantrill
Tue 6.18 5.40p: Buehler vs. Gomber
Wed 6.19 5.40p: Miller vs. Feltner
Thu 6.20 12p: TBD vs. Blach

Not much great things to say after losing a weekend series against the Royals that we actually won. We took two out of three games, but lost two key pieces of our lineup (Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Mookie Betts). So now we play four in Denver and really, I am not emotionally ready for this series. Neither are the Dodgers.

108 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Game 1 sans Mookie :(

Ohtani DH
Smith C
Freeman 1B
T Hernandez LF
Pages CF
Heyward RF
Rojas SS
Biggio 3B
Lux 2B

Paxton LHP

Steve Sax said...

It's time for these bottom-of-the-order schlubs to put up or shut up.

Pages: BA .237 / OPS .736 (OPS+ 108)
Heyward: .216 / .754 (113)
Rojas: .278 / .772 (118)

but then...

Biggio: .200 / .607 (78)
Lux: .212 / .542 (55)

Steve Sax said...

Oh and by the way

Taylor .108 / .351 (2)

karen said...

It's a dark day in Dodgerville

karen said...

Remember when Joe Theisman had that horrific break to his leg and the network kept replaying the injury over and over. I am sort of reliving that with them showing Mookie writhing in pain over and over.

karen said...

3-0 Boys in the second

Steve Sax said...

That IBB gives Freeman five walks today

karen said...

First win without our Mookie

Steve Sax said...

I will take it

Steve Sax said...

Game 2 sans Mookie :(

Ohtani DH
Smith C
Freeman 1B
T Hernandez RF
Pages CF
Rojas SS
K Hernandez 3B
Vargas LF
Taylor 2B

Buehler RHP

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, Dave is really thumbing his nose at the baseball gods for this one.

Kike instead of Biggio might make sense at third. But Taylor instead of Lux at second? Vargas in an outfield spot instead of JayHey?

Steve Sax said...

Gonna be on the trails for the start of this game.

karen said...

GAME 2 WITHOUT MOOKIE

karen said...

@Saxy 2:42.....Maybe Doc is just saying 'aww fuck it.'

karen said...

I can't see Kersch's no hitter without getting teary eyed. My mom was with me that night and she was totally clear, no signs of dementia. I lost her 6 weeks later but am so grateful for that gift from God.

Steve Sax said...

Walker Buehler is not a starter.

He gives up 4 runs in the first.

4-0 COL

Steve Sax said...

@karen 5:12p: I get it now, Buehler was starting. Exactly

Steve Sax said...

Wait a minute, I think Tim Neverett incorrectly said Mays had passed?

karen said...

@saxy....all looks good on Wilie's page.

spank said...

Buehler not good today

karen said...

It's Coors, no need to panic

Steve Sax said...

ESPN also reporting Mays has passed.

RIP Willie Mays.

spank said...

Giants twitter page confirmed

RIP Willie Mays

Steve Sax said...

And Buehler gives up a two-run HR.

We gotta sit his ass.

karen said...

CNN IS REPORTING WILLIE MAYS DEAD AT 93.

karen said...

RIP WILLIE. ONE OF BASEBALLS GREATEST.

Steve Sax said...

Ohtani!!!

karen said...

Doesn't that centerfielder know he plays for the Rox? They don't make catches like that.

karen said...

A lot of Dodger fans at Coors! Grand slam by J Hey!

karen said...

GONE!!!! Teo hits a 3 run homer with 2 out in the ninth! 11-9 Dodgers

karen said...

With 7 runs in the ninth the Boys win 11-9!!!

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, we actually won that game.

karen said...

What a great finish last night!

karen said...

GAME 3

DH Ohtani
1B Freeman
LF T Hernandez
CF Pages
RF Heyward
2B Lux
3B Biggio
SS K Hernandez
C Barnes

RHP Miller



karen said...

GAME 3 WITHOUT MOOKIE

karen said...

Walker to IL

spank said...

wtf pitchers?

spank said...

3-0 Col

spank said...

bases juiced for Barnesy

spank said...

barnes Ks

karen said...

Shohei ties it up 3-3

spank said...

shohei double clears the bases

tied at 3

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, we are back in it!!!

karen said...

Freddie brings in Shohei. Boys ahead 4-3

spank said...

woop..freddie singles in shohei

4-3 LA

spank said...

comments are squonky today. mine keep disappearing

spank said...

Jhey 2 run double

6-4 LA

Steve Sax said...

@spank: I tried to restore the comments. Not sure why the google algorithm is marking some comments as spam

spank said...

@ saxy...thats cool man. it happens. i was just letting everyone know i was here

karen said...

Some of my comments were disappearing last night too

karen said...

damn damn damn

I blame Biggio

Steve Sax said...

Biggio sucks!

karen said...

well fuck.

tomorrows game is a nooner kids

spank said...

BOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

I still blame Biggio

karen said...

GAME 4

DH Ohtani
C Smith
1B Freeman
RF T Hernandez
CF Pages
SS Rojas
LF Vargas
3B K Hernandez
2B Taylor

RHP Stone

karen said...

GAME 4 WITHOUT MOOKIE

karen said...

I can't believe there is no game on Sunday. This new scheduling is so freaking weird.

karen said...

Shohei leads off the game with a homer

Steve Sax said...

hey sports fans! I'm here

Steve Sax said...

Wait, CT3 singled and I missed it?!

1-0 LA through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Eric Karros is enamored with Shohei's explosive, powerful hips.

karen said...

@Saxy....Good, I thought I was going to be alone today

Steve Sax said...

@karen 11:23a: totally weird scheduling, I agree

that said, the Dodgers have had 13 consecutive games so I think they could use a rest

Steve Sax said...

@karen: when you're a Dodgers fan, you're never alone :)

karen said...

@Saxy...EK and Shohei's hips...very funny

Steve Sax said...

^sorry, it's a string of 12 straight games, not 13

Steve Sax said...

they removed the "schedule" part from the mlb app bottom menu, I have no idea where to find it now

Steve Sax said...

oh, you have to tap the team first. stupid

Steve Sax said...

Teo being pulled early yesterday is yielding some benefits today. That's his second single of the game.

Steve Sax said...

PAGES RBI DOUBLE!

Steve Sax said...

Vargas RBI!

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA, mid-3

Steve Sax said...

Kiké Hernandez hasn't had a multi-hit game all month (10 games so far).

Chris Taylor has had a hit in the last three games he has started...but his OPS+ is still only 13!

Steve Sax said...

Stone gets Doyle for the third out in the third, and also for his fourth K of the game! Over halfway to a free Jumbo Jack!

Steve Sax said...

Slappy with a solo shot!

4-0 LA

karen said...

Slappy hits a solo...4-0 Blue

karen said...

Back to backers! 5-0

Steve Sax said...

Freeman goes back to back!

5-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Kiké grounds out to end the top of the fifth.

Still 5-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Stone has 6 Ks through five full. Let's get that Jumbo Jack!

Steve Sax said...

Taylor's working on a nine-pitch AB to start the sixth

Steve Sax said...

10th pitch is ball four! CT3 works a walk.

Steve Sax said...

Man on first and none out for Shohei.

Steve Sax said...

Ohtani flies to center. One out.

Steve Sax said...

You'd think we send Taylor, even though he fouled a ball off his foot in that AB.

Yep, he steals second.

Steve Sax said...

Slappy flies to right. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

J U M B O J A C K ! ! !

Steve Sax said...

Stone leaves with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth. Treinen coming in.

Good effort for the young guy. I blame Biggio, even if he isn't playing.

karen said...

5-3 going to 9

Steve Sax said...

Okay I'm back for the ninth inning. 5-3, what happened while I was gone?!

karen said...

We have seen some good defense from the Rox in this series

Steve Sax said...

Freddie legs out an infield single there

karen said...

@Saxy...I fell asleep so it couldn't have been anything good

Steve Sax said...

Oh no, is Freddie hurt?

Steve Sax said...

He's staying in the game.

Steve Sax said...

Teo forces Freddie at second. One out.

Steve Sax said...

Pages flies to right.

karen said...

No hits for Miggy so this one is still up in the air

Steve Sax said...

Miguel goes 0-for-4 as Teo is picked off of first base for the third out? Doc is challenging.

Remember, when Rojas gets a hit, we're undefeated.

Steve Sax said...

Teo is out. We go to the bottom of the ninth.

karen said...

one

karen said...

two

karen said...

Yes sirree! A win for the good guys

Steve Sax said...

Phillips is dealing here

Steve Sax said...

oh wait my feed is late!

Steve Sax said...

WIN!

SERIES VICTORY!

Steve Sax said...

Get on back home, Dodgers, and let's get ready for the Angels.

Except not on Sunday.