Dodgers vs. Giants, 3.0

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The Dodgers meet the Giants for the third time this year.  They were swept out of San Francisco the first meeting, then won two of three at Chavez Ravine.  The team has to bear down and put up more runs as the Giant’s bats have been red hot the last few games.

Underlying the Dodger’s fast start to the season, is the fact that they have had an easy schedule  thus far.  The Giants are the only team they have played that has an over .500 record.

With Ryu likely out for the year, the Dodgers are whistling as they walk by the graveyard as they try to fill out the back of their starting rotation.  Every game is important, so Mattingly had better rethink sitting four regulars at a time.

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139 Responses to Dodgers vs. Giants, 3.0

  1. crash24now says:

    Guess who is batting number two?

    Pederson cf
    Rollins ss
    Kendrick 2b
    Gonzalez 1b
    Van Slyke lf
    Grandal c
    Ethier rf
    Guerrero 3b
    Frias p

    Go Dodgers!

  2. trublu4ever says:

    I’m hoping he uses a similar lineup when we play against MadBum.

  3. crash24now says:

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m a bit nervous going into this three game series with the hated G’nats:

    1) They swept us there last time.
    2) Our bats have suddenly gone cold.
    3) We don’t match up well against the Bum Gardener.
    4) If we get swept, our lead dwindles to 1 1/2 games.

  4. Dodger4life says:

    My daughter came home from the doctor today and said, meet “Little Tony” Dad (He’s more like a “Big Tony” though). Then presented me with the photo of her ultrasound.

    Since I had 3 daughters…I’m a little stoked!!
    .
    I’m buying him a baseball glove tomorrow 🙂

  5. vl4eccjr says:

    The reason the Vagiants have gotten better is due to Pence. He may be an unorthodox clumsy looking goof in the field, but he is a leader. For some reason, he reminds me of Mickey Hatcher.

  6. trublu4ever says:

    I see J-Roll is typical!

  7. Dodger4life says:

    That guy is quickly becoming a Panik n the behind!!

  8. trublu4ever says:

    Whew…we escaped that mess!

  9. vl4eccjr says:

    Bloops & flares!!

  10. vl4eccjr says:

    That could have been much worse. . .

  11. crash24now says:

    Blew that bases loaded opportunity.

    Zzzzzzzzzzz……

  12. Dodger4life says:

    Rally Bat Time!!!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Nice catch Kike! Dammit!

  14. vl4eccjr says:

    Well that sure pegged the old suck-o-meter. . .

  15. trublu4ever says:

    Stinkeroo!

  16. crash24now says:

    Rollins kills the two out rally.

  17. Dodger4life says:

    This team seems to live and die by the home-run… Where are those professional hitters McGwire was talking about???

  18. JhallWally says:

    Unacceptable!!!

  19. Dodger4life says:

    Is it fair to say this team is missing Puig??
    .
    In the last 7 games – Av/Obp/Slg/Ops – ( ) # of at bats

    (17) Either – .235/.350/.294/.644
    (16) Guerrero – .250/.250/.375/.625
    (21) Pederson – .143/.250/.333/.583
    (18) Van Slyke – .056/.105/.056/.161
    .
    Home-runs hit as a team in the last 7 days = 2
    Pederson
    Rollins – .333/.417/.619/.1.036
    .
    Rollins is the only player on the 25 man roster who’s done anything decent with the stick in the last 7 days!
    http://tinyurl.com/m449d8z

  20. koufax1963 says:

    That game was won and lost in the first inning. Yep Frias settled after that. 1-0 or 2-0 shouldn’t of beat the Dodgers.
    I don’t know who doesn’t like to bunt a runner over to 3rd with 0 outs.
    Donnie should of insisted on it. I cant heap a bunch crap on Rollins in this game. Kendrick is equally suspect as he came up in critical at bats. And oh be prepared Uribe got a Pinch hit, therefore he has earned a start? and Kiki’s left field gaff is unacceptable anytime, not just a 1 run game.
    Outplayed, but why? Run the same line up Donnie, get thrown out of the game in the first and then the Dodgers might win.

  21. crash24now says:

    A-Gon has been getting pitched around a lot. In D4’s stats link, A-Gon drew five walks in the past 7 days. Whoever is supposed to be “protecting” him is not doing their job. Van Slyke certainly did that job poorly last night. I’d move A-Gon back to #3 with Kendrick #4. Don’t know if that will help, but it’s worth trying.

  22. kahliforni says:

    Until this team learns the professionalism and nuances of “little ball” they will continue to steamroll the doormats…but lose to real contenders like the Cards and Gnats. But we have an American League first baseman calling the shots, so what does one expect?

  23. koufax1963 says:

    Uribe in, AG in Left and now protection for Gonzo. uribe does have some success on Lincecum. Now start hitting!

  24. crash24now says:

    koufax1963 – You nailed it! Uribe gets a start.

    Pederson CF
    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Guerrero LF
    Grandal C
    Ethier RF
    Uribe 3B
    Anderson P

  25. Dodger4life says:

    Alright!

    A victory tonight and another tomorrow night salvages a series win….

    Rally Bat Time!!

    Let’s Go Dodgers, Let’s Go!!

  26. vl4eccjr says:

    Sick of hearing about how many consecutive sellouts there.
    If Dodger Stadium only had a 42,000 capacity, it would be sold out constantly too.

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Angel Hernandez is at it again! Pick off and then he calls a balk! Lousiest umpire in the major leagues!

  28. griz says:

    Lighting up the scoreboard again.

  29. vl4eccjr says:

    This offense sure has been anemic with RISP lately. 😦

  30. vl4eccjr says:

    PFFFFFFFT!!!

  31. Dodger4life says:

    What a bunch of fucking horseshit!!

  32. Dodger4life says:

    Professional hitters my ass!! These little girls act like they’ve never even seen a damn bat!

  33. vl4eccjr says:

    POOF!!!

  34. Dodger4life says:

    These mis-firing knuckle-heads couldn’t hit dirt with a wagon-load full of punpkins and chunkin’ machine!!!

  35. vl4eccjr says:

    DOUBLE POOF!!
    Yimi’s woes continue. . . 😦

  36. Dodger4life says:

    So much for Yimi being a solid link to anchoring the bully!!

  37. Dodger4life says:

    8th inning down by 4, 1 out, 1 on and wet grass…Now’s the time to lay that bunt down the left side of the infield Jimmy!!

  38. vl4eccjr says:

    Well, the old suck-o-meter continues to be pegged.
    The needle is bending to the breaking point. . . 😦

  39. kahliforni says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  40. crash24now says:

    Another huge turd of a game. This time it was played in a toilet bowl.

  41. griz says:

    ??????????????????

  42. griz says:

    I’m trying to be philosophical about slumps and the long season, but I always come back to ????????????????????????(WTF).

  43. The Beav says:

    Live by the homer, die by the homer[less]. Its what happens sometimes when you play AL ball in the NL. This team is incapable of manufacturing runs. In all my years of watching Dodger baseball, I’ve never seen them have a team that absolutely couldn’t steal a base. Forget hit and run, I don’t think I’ve ever once seen Donnie do that. Its not in the [AL] playbook.

    • JhallWally says:

      Dildon is in over his head. He is clueless.. I hate to say it but I would welcome an early-mid season losing streak that would get Dildon fired. I could even except not making the playoffs as long as Dildon is gone….

  44. JhallWally says:

    And, the major league pitchers have caught up with Pederson. Now we will see if he can make the adjustments….

    • trublu4ever says:

      ….and, dear old Donnie still has him and J-Roll(over) hitting 1 & 2!

    • The Beav says:

      I could live with Joc batting 6th. To me, I see a left handed Dave Kingman. That said, he’s not much better off protection-wise batting leadoff with Rollins behind him than he was batting 8th with the pitcher behind him.

      Good luck getting a run off Bumgarner today.

      • trublu4ever says:

        Here’s the lineup:
        Pederson (8)
        Hernandez (6)
        Kendrick (4)
        Gonzalez (3)
        Turner (5)
        VanSlyke (9)
        Guerrero (7)
        Ellis (2)
        Kershaw (1)

  45. koufax1963 says:

    well to credit to donnie this time he isnt removing all Left handed batting. Rollins Out, perhaps D replacement later in game.
    This game is important. and I hope Ellis gets some hits.

  46. crash24now says:

    Dodgers strand Kike on second base. Bad omen?

  47. kahliforni says:

    Our heroes have scored two runs in their last 42 innings. Now there’s a team that knows how to manufacture runs!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    • Dodger4life says:

      Donnie said that every team he’s ever been a part of has gone through these stretches 3-4 times a year. We have at least 84 drought filled innings to go in 2015 according to Donnie Baseball!!

  48. crash24now says:

    Already 0-for-5 with RISP today.

  49. koufax1963 says:

    damn, gonzo and kendrick are really sucking this series, and can we put a bunt down to move a runner, kiki yea got lucky on that.
    Let GO Dodgers!

  50. Dodger4life says:

    That’s gotta hurt! Giving up a dinger to the Bum!

    • trublu4ever says:

      Wouldn’t be so bad if we had scored one or more of the five left on base.

      • Dodger4life says:

        I hear ya’ tru! After not scoring Grandal from 3rd with no outs yesterday. I’m not holding out much hope for these turkeys…
        .
        A pitcher never feels good when surrendering a home-run to another pitcher…It’s gotta sting a tad bit more when it’s your division rival’s ace!!

  51. koufax1963 says:

    kershaw had his chance of revenge to the bummad, oh well, error led to Joc leading off next inning. LETS GO DODGERS

  52. koufax1963 says:

    wow Ellis did not make the tag

  53. koufax1963 says:

    the giant announcers suggested ” the dodgers may think ellis’ glove laces touched Pagan” with regard to that 2nd run review. Ha! they suck. especially fleming

  54. crash24now says:

    D4Life: Arruebarrena – found…..and suspended indefinitely. Don’t know why.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/suspended-662635-francisco-infielder.html

  55. trublu4ever says:

    Geez…..feels like I’m watching Groundhog Day!

  56. crash24now says:

    0-for-7 with RISP today.
    1-for-28 at ATT Park in 2015

  57. lbirken says:

    It just befuddles me how a baseball team can go into a collective slump. I understand sometimes the pitching is good but it is not as if the Dodgers have not had any opportunities these past few games. It seems the rain delay a week ago washed away the bats.

    • crash24now says:

      The pause that didn’t refresh? Killed the momentum? Makes about as much sense as anything. I sure haven’t come up with anything better.

  58. trublu4ever says:

    Stupid ass Guerrero!

  59. koufax1963 says:

    I smell sweep. tequila bottle where are you?

  60. crash24now says:

    Any chance the bats will wake up these last three innings?

  61. Dodger4life says:

    I’m surprised I can even laugh…My daughters boyfriend keeps flipping me crap!!!

    I just say screw your (*&#$@$!!) Giants!!

  62. crash24now says:

    I was wondering when was the last time we got shut out in a series by the Giants. June 25-26-27, 2012:

    Zito vs. Eovaldi – Gnats 8-0
    Vogelsong vs. Kershaw Gnats 2-0
    Lincecum vs. Billingsley Gnats 3-0

  63. lbirken says:

    Tried to stretch it out with Kershaw but even that doesn’t work.

  64. trublu4ever says:

    Poof!

  65. Dodger4life says:

    Wrong sport…but who fucking cares!!

    • vl4eccjr says:

      I miss that! Even though they weren’t on camera much, you could still feel the animosity between Howard & Dandy Don, while Gifford was trying to keep things civil. Sure sounded like Don was tossing a few back most of the time.

  66. The Beav says:

    How does a team get 9 hits, 2 walks and an error and not score?

    Not that there was any chance with Donnie at the helm anyway, but does anyone seriously think this team could go all the way? They can’t even beat an average Giants team. Hell, they can’t even score against shit pitchers like Hudson and Timmy.

    And BTW, Hatcher sucks.

  67. lbirken says:

    I am no expert on hitting but watching the Giants hitters just put the ball in play on weak, controlled swings is impressive.

    • vl4eccjr says:

      LOL! Never seen a team that could step in shit so often & come out smelling like a rose. Luckiest SOB’s I’ve ever seen!

  68. koufax1963 says:

    I would love to know what Kersh said to donnie as he left the mound. It all went to hell when kersh came out. He pitched really well.

  69. griz says:

    Which one happened first? The pen turning to shit or the disappearing bats?
    *
    Dodger4-Yeah, f@#k the giants. Tell the daughters boyfriend griz said so and wants to know why he’s not at work?

    • Dodger4life says:

      He just graduated school today griz. He starts his new job in the morning. And I will tell him!

  70. vl4eccjr says:

    That’s enough!!
    This entire team needs a colonic starting with Donnie!!

  71. crash24now says:

    This series reminds me of one of my favorite comic strips growing up….Sad Sack!

  72. Dodger4life says:

    Way to go Donnie Goose-egg!! You’re a fucking genius!!!

  73. koufax1963 says:

    BOOOOO! I found the bottle! anemic hitting, bad base running, poor Bullpen calling donnie, poor defense. I was encouraged by Kershaw’s outing. The team that hits needs to come back.

  74. kahliforni says:

    lbirk, what happens to college coaches when you can’t beat your rival?

    • lbirken says:

      I am not going to get into that argument. The Dodgers can win it all without necessarily “beating” the rival team. Not so easy to do in football. Look, I am not defending Donnie because I think he is a great manager and makes all the right decisions. I no more gave him credit for the team’s great start than I can give him blame for the current struggles. Lasorda was a great manager in my opinion and did his greatest work with lesser talent. I concede that Bruce Bochey is a better manager. Heck, I think Dusty Baker was probably better. But to continually blame Donnie when the team loses gets the players off the hook.

  75. lbirken says:

    You think the bullpen lost this series? Donnie lost it? The Dodgers did not score a run in any of the games. I will not get into the strategy of stealing bases or hit and run type plays. I do not think it is a surprise the Dodgers don’t steal a lot of bases. The surprise is the total funk Dodger hitters have gotten into the past week. The surprise that Kershaw is getting out pitched no matter how he pitches hasn’t helped. What has happened to Van Slyke and Joc Pederson? Where is the big hit from Agon or Ethier? Agon has not hit a homer in a long time and Guerrero seems to have lost his touch. Here’s hoping this is just one of those phases that will eventually fix itself.

  76. griz says:

    I think lbirk has nailed it. It was the disappearing bats that lost this series.

  77. kahliforni says:

    I still maintain that in order to win playoff games (and that’s the ultimate goal here, not beating up on Arizona and other bottom dwellers), where offense becomes extremely difficult to maintain any type of momentum, pitching and defense win, with a lot of help from situational hitting. Now for the last five years or so, the names on the backs of the jerseys change, but situational hitting remains inept: runners left in scoring position, moving runners over, taking the extra base on a single or double, on and on. Is it a failure of the entire organization? The manager? The ball boy? But to say the players aren’t executing, that’s the easy answer.

  78. JhallWally says:

    Very disappointing and unacceptable!!!! Something needs to change going forward. I think we all know what that is….

  79. griz says:

    So now all the talk is about how great the giants are. Well, I suppose somebody could come to that conclusion. I guess that makes some sense given their performance the last couple of weeks.
    *
    More importantly, is the talk about our guys, the young offense and lack of run support for Kershaw, which leads to another Koufax comparison. How the veterans are going to have to steady the ship
    and all that. I think after trying to take in and digest this last series there is nothing to do but turn the (blah, blah, blah) page and expect better results from our hitters. And base runners.
    *
    I was out and about and was not able to try to see if Kershaw tried something else other than first pitch fastballs. The Bumgarner dinger we know about, does anyone remember some of the others?

    • Dodger4life says:

      Kershaw threw first pitch fastballs to the next three batters after Bum’s bomb…I do believe…resulting in two more baserunners.

      • trublu4ever says:

        Bum wasn’t on his game yesterday….we should have killed him and, once again, we failed and Kersh had to suffer another loss.

  80. crash24now says:

    Arruebarrena was suspended for the rest of this season for …”repeated failures to comply with his contract”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/los-angeles-dodgers

    • Dodger4life says:

      It sounds like he refused to go to Ogden??? Among other things…I read he was defiant to his coach’s wishes as well?? One of the first things I thought of when I read the news was how Manny Mota pulled his own jersey off of the shelf for Erisbel to wear and kindly asked him to make him proud by wearing it with honor.

      Buy Bye Erisbel…

      • crash24now says:

        I’m guessing they were sending him to Ogden so he could learn to hit the crappy pitchers there. Learn to crawl before you walk before you run…

        He thinks he’s better than that and just refuses?

        Well, we don’t need him, we’ve got Corey Seager.

  81. griz says:

    Throw him off the pier in El Segundo.

    • messagebear says:

      I’d say, “Send him back to Cuba”. They can deal with him. Personally, I’d like to say that about Puig as well.

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