Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Games 86-88 Thread: July 2-4 vs. Diamondbacks

Tues 7.2 7p: Miller vs. Nelson
Wed 7.3 7p: Stone vs. Montgomery
Thu 7.4 6p: Knack vs. Gallen

In Wednesday's matchup, the Dodgers face Jordan Montgomery, one of the 2023 Texas Rangers' playoff heroes (3-1 over six starts with a 2.90 ERA), who then went to free agency looking for a long-term deal. That deal didn't happen, and Montgomery ended up settling for a one-year, $25M deal with the Diamondbacks in late March. Right after signing the contract, Montgomery left agent Scott Boras for Wasserman Sports Entertainment.

And, similar to his fellow Boras-represented pitcher Blake Snell, the truncated spring training workout period did not do Montgomery any favors. He is 6-5 this year with a 6.03 ERA, which gives him a -1.2 WAR for the season. (Snell, who signed a one-year deal with the Giants, has a -1.1 WAR, a 9.51 ERA, and is on the injured list.)

Montgomery has been frustrated enough to beat up a pitchcom machine in the dugout, earlier this year. MLB.com reported on his mounting frustration in early June 2024. Will Montgomery just be a powder keg waiting to erupt on Wednesday? Will this be grounds for July 3 fireworks?!

Anyway, these Snakes were pesky as hell last year, but at beginning of play on Tuesday, they are 10.5 games behind the Dodgers and two games below .500. We did just drop our series to the sub-.500 Giants last weekend, though, so I'm not feeling especially good about this one.

UPDATE: After all that Montgomery research, the Snakes have scratched his Wednesday start.

Another reason to hate the Diamondbacks.

48 comments:

Steve Sax said...

GAME 1 (game 13 without Mookie)

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

Miller RHP

karen said...

GAME 13 WITHOUT MOOKIE

karen said...

Triple for Teo brings in Shohei. 1-0 Dodgers

karen said...

What did I miss?? It's 2-2 with bases juiced now

karen said...

Miller leaves bases loaded. Tied at 2-2

karen said...

Tied again at 4-4

karen said...

Dodgers come back to win this one

Steve Sax said...

The Snakes have scratched Montgomery on the start today. Ridiculous.

Bobby Miller bobblehead tonight!

karen said...

GAME 2

GAME 13 WITHOUT MOOKIE

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

RHP Stone

karen said...

Dodgers had a great walkoff in the ninth last night, Teo scoring Freedie with 2 out. I (of course) fell asleep and missed most of it. :(

karen said...

...and I credit Cavan Biggio for NOT being in the lineup

karen said...

No Shohei in Homerun Derby

karen said...

MOOKIE IS IN THE BOOTH TONIGHT WITH JOE AND EK!!!!

karen said...

Dodger fans are booing Joc as he comes to bat. This makes me smile.

karen said...

Gavin at 24 pitches in the first with bases juiced and only one out.

Steve Sax said...

Stone is not good in the first

Steve Sax said...

I can’t believe the snakes only got one there. Should have been much worse.

Steve Sax said...

Wait, I thought this was game 14 without Mookie?!

Steve Sax said...

Ooh, I like the new interstitial ads in Gameday 3D mode. It looked like it was up on diamond vision and everything!

karen said...

Freddie goes yard with two on. 3-1 Good Guys

Steve Sax said...

Freeman! Let’s GOOOOOO

karen said...

Teo its it out. 4-1 in first.

Saxy, you're right. I missed the Sunday game when counting my days

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Mookie in the booth is just a gem.

Can we get him in the booth, AND have him play shortstop simultaneously? And right field?

Steve Sax said...

@karen: no worries. I *really* appreciate you putting up the lineup, as well as commenting on this blog. Thank you!!!

karen said...

@Saxy...Always!!

karen said...

Gavin Ks that traitor Joc Pederson with bases jammed. 4-1 Boys

karen said...

Gavin not doing so great. He gives up a 2 run homer to Moreno. 4-4 in fourth.
Stone at 77 pitches

karen said...

Freddie gets thrown out at the plate. Still 4-4 after 4

karen said...

Oops. 4-4 going to 4

karen said...

Gavin out of the game. Yarbrough in.

Walker hits it out. 5-4 Snakes

Steve Sax said...

8-4 snakes. My god, our pitching sucks these days

Steve Sax said...

Kike Hernandez sucks, and Chris Taylor is returning to crappy form

karen said...

Jumbo Jacks Baby!!

karen said...

Walker hits a 2 run homerun. 12-4 Snakes top of 9

karen said...

12-4. We lose

Steve Sax said...

Game 3 (game 15 without mookie)

ohtani dh
teoscar lf
freddie 1b
pages cf
jayhey rf
lux 2b
ct3 3b
kiké ss
barnes c

knack rhp

Steve Sax said...

five guys batting at or under .200 in today's lineup.

this is a loss waiting to happen

karen said...

@saxy...time for a small case lineup thus insuring a win?

karen said...

game 15 without mookie

last night mookie was asked which of the dodgers pitchers he would not want to face he said joe kelly because he doesn't care if he hits you.

karen said...

traitor joc hits it out. 1-0 sucky team

karen said...

what a surprise. walker hits it out. 2-0 snakes

karen said...

christian walker hits another homer 4-0 snakes

karen said...

barnes puts the dodgers right back in this one. 4-3 snakes

karen said...

heyward leaves the game early with left knee pain.

karen said...

oh this isn't good

karen said...

9-3 snakes in the ninth

karen said...

the only thing standing between the dodgers and a win here in the ninth is cavan fucking biggio

karen said...

well it's all over here at the ravine. 9-3 snakes. brew crew coming in tomorrow.