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Lads in green versus LAD 95

I confess that I think Dodger blue is beautiful.

We’ve not done so great against National League teams this year, discounting the AAA team across the bay.

Every series thread I’ve put up this year so far has been a sweep, one way or another.

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95 thoughts on “Lads in green versus LAD

  1. lenscrafters Sep 22,2020 6:44 pm

    I don’t think Grossman would ever hit a home run like that again.

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2020 6:49 pm

    Dustin May is a funny looking dude. More than most people even.

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  3. lenscrafters Sep 22,2020 6:57 pm

    I don’t know why Montas is so reluctant to use his splitter this year. That’s two straight hits on 2 strike counts – Betts on a slider and Seager on a fastball. Has he forgotten that he used to suck without the splitter?

    Edit: And Muncy strikes out on a splitter. Too bad it took a run for him to figure it out.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2020 7:00 pm || Up

      I wonder if he’s lost the touch a bit, per Glen lefties have been tagging him hard on non-fastballs.

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      • lenscrafters Sep 22,2020 7:04 pm || Up

        Yeah, he’s not throwing it enough and the ones he throws haven’t been great (like the one Bellinger hit a double off of) which further leads to not throwing it. I dunno if you can trust him in a playoff start right now.

  4. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 7:40 pm

    Good to get the bad defense because of the light out of the way before th ALDS

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  5. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 8:01 pm

    Was gonna call charlie steiner a little racist, but then I remembered he is calling the game from home, so mixing up kemp and senien is excusable

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2020 8:11 pm || Up
      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 8:21 pm || Up

        That’s great. Has a good banter with the assuredly Maga Monday

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 12:50 pm || Up

          Not one of my favorite Bangles singles.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2020 5:06 pm || Up

          They have a very low-key broadcast. It’s throwback to 30 or 40 years ago. Offensive statistics are AVG, HR, RBI and there’s not a lot of (any?) reference to launch angles, exit velocities and spin rates. It can come off as a little bit low-energy but I tend to think that’s more because there’s no screaming, which we’re so used to on a lot of baseball on the radio.

          They are also very good at sticking to the subject. If Fosse were ever to guest in their booth and started into his Roseanne Roseannadanna crap he might go flying out the front of the booth headfirst.

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  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2020 8:25 pm

    That was by far the fastest replay overturn I’ve seen. Yay

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 8:37 pm || Up

      Rick monday called it before the umpires conferred

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  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2020 9:07 pm

    Baseball should have long since cancelled Tommy Lasorda. So enough, NBCCA.

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  8. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 9:28 pm

    rick monday said these uniforms weren’t kelly. Also said he was horrified when Charlie sent him on Oakland/east bay rubber chicken circuit in advance of the A’s coming to oakland and made him wear white shoes. Didn’t know the white cleats were coming.

    Also boring game is boring

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 9:44 am || Up

      Monday is recycling his material. He told that same white shoes story when we played them in the Cactus League this year.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2020 8:05 pm || Up

      Looks like three Dodgers are wearing white shoes tonight (Urias, Turner, Hernandez). That must have Rick’s blood boiling.

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  9. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2020 11:04 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 23,2020 7:02 am || Up

      When you are doing it like 6 days before the end of the season I dont believe it is because of your abundance of caution. It was you saying Deuces and starting vacation early.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 7:09 am || Up

        This was him not wanting to move into a hotel for a week when the Angels are dead in the water.

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 4:38 pm

    Slusser on the first round rotation:

    Here’s my best educated guess: Game 1, Sean Manaea. Game 2, Chris Bassitt. Game 3, Jesús Luzardo.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 23,2020 4:40 pm || Up

      I dont disagree with this, but Fiers is like “can I maybe throw out the 1st pitch or something?”

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 23,2020 4:52 pm || Up

      I still don’t get why they aren’t starting Bassitt and Luzardo on regular rest now, lining them up for the first two games on one extra day’s rest.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 5:01 pm || Up

        It’s a great question.

        FWIW the *s have Grienke going tonight, and the Clevelands have Bieber.

      • lenscrafters Sep 23,2020 5:26 pm || Up

        It’s a little odd. Maybe SuSlu’s guess is off and Fiers is still being considered for game 2?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 7:11 pm || Up

      Manaea is so streaky. 4-5 bad starts, then 4 good ones. Next outcome tends to resemble the previous outcome. He was bad last time out and if he’s iffy today call me worried about his next turn.

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  11. Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2020 6:46 pm

    Jake Lamb, cleanup hitter, which we might see when the A’s visit Camelback Ranch to play the Dodgers a couple days before the A’s head up to Oakland for the Bay Bridge Series. Which is about what this game feels like.

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  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 6:51 pm

    So far I like this new “we look good they look like crap” style of play.

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  13. andeux andeux Sep 23,2020 7:49 pm

    It seems like they play “The Fishin’ Hole” whenever Taylor makes a play.

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  14. Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2020 7:55 pm

    A couple years ago Khris puts either of those two fastballs from Urias in the right-center field seats. Now he swings right through them.

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  15. lenscrafters Sep 23,2020 8:04 pm

    I think if this was part of the best of 3, you’d seriously consider taking Manaea out right about now with 4 IP complete and the order coming up for the 3rd time.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 8:40 pm

    Realizing that if Manaea starts game 1, so does Heim.

    • lenscrafters Sep 23,2020 8:44 pm || Up

      Yeah I really don’t like that. Murphy is leading the team in wRC+.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 8:57 pm

    Phew.

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  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 9:09 pm

    That’s OK Jake. Better to give one up before the postseason.

    • andeux andeux Sep 23,2020 9:10 pm || Up

      Yeah, (I ain’t superstitious, but) that’s what I was thinking.

      TINSTAAFK
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 9:11 pm

    Once he got compared to Ryan Cook and Jim Corsi, Diekman was doomed.

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  20. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 9:23 pm

    Ramon! Crushed it! Tough pitch too.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 23,2020 9:27 pm || Up

      Seriously, it’s amazing he got the barrel on that pitch and kept it fair.

  21. mother pucker Sep 23,2020 9:25 pm

    Let’s fking go!

  22. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 23,2020 9:33 pm

    Was that an earthquake? No, it’s Ramon.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2020 8:01 am || Up

      did you get the tee vee on this series?

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 24,2020 9:48 am || Up

        no. I’ve never been able to figure out why it wont work on my old laptop. And work is so busy this week it is probably for the best.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2020 9:34 pm

    Excellent. A’s played great tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2020 9:36 pm

    Meaningful or not, it’s nice to see them play well against one of the rare good teams on the schedule.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 4:56 pm

    Not sure why she thinks this is COVID-related but something weird is happening.

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 5:07 pm

    Gabe Kapler is so bad. Played the infield in with runners on the corners and one out in the top of the 11th (Cahill on the mound) rather than try to turn two. Batter hit a sac fly so it was moot, but still. Then, down a run in the bottom of the inning, bunted the runner over to play for the tie. Walk, then double play to end the game.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 5:12 pm || Up

      Sac bunting while down a run seems suboptimal.

      I barely follow the NL, wasn’t Kapler supposed to be a metrics guy? I thought that’s why they ran him outta Philly.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 5:20 pm || Up

        He is supposed to be, and even sounds pretty smart in interviews. But he does not seem to make very good moves in practice. I have a vague memory of his Phillies tenure starting with a string of disastrous moves, maybe something with the bullpen similar to what happened with Gott against the A’s this year.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 5:23 pm || Up

          I think he went out to make a pitching change when he hadn’t warmed anyone up.

          • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 5:36 pm || Up

            Game 1 he took his starter out after 68 pitches, 3 hits, 0 run. The bullpen allowed the runner on base to score and then 7 more runs.
            Game 3 he called for the reliever who wasn’t warmed up.

            TINSTAAFK
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 5:34 pm

    Starting to think it could be the White Sox coming to Oakland.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2020 6:21 pm || Up

      is gio gonzalez still on the team? He should start because of gritty veteranyness

      Also, lefties v white sox is bad

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  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 6:17 pm

    Brodie Brazil is interviewing the Dodgers organist, Dieter Ruhle, who dropped a few bars of The Autumn Wind during last night’s game. Best stadium organ around in my book.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 6:55 pm || Up

      “We didn’t start the Fiers”?

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 6:59 pm || Up

        Fire is a wonderful musical vein to mine, he’ll be disappointed when Fiers only goes 3+.

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        • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 7:14 pm || Up

          Dead, Hendrix, Meters, Ohio Players, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Springsteen

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 7:27 pm || Up

            Pointer Sisters!

            • AV AV Sep 24,2020 11:34 pm || Up

              eno, marley, the cure, lee perry, pixies, boomtown rats, sly and robbie, tav falco, killing joke, lizzie mercier, meat puppets, revolting cocks, the gun club, rhythm pigs, the sainte catherines!!

              OK FINE BILLY JOEL SHEESH.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • colin colin Sep 25,2020 1:15 pm || Up

                Also the Arthur Brown original version that Lizzy was covering

                • AV AV Sep 25,2020 1:35 pm || Up

                  erased it because andeux ˆ got it already.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • colin colin Sep 25,2020 5:10 pm || Up

                  Read the thread, colin

  29. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2020 6:29 pm

    I follow a lot of anti SF faux-gressives that like to take digs at Peskin and dean preston and the very confused can’t we all get along matt Haney (who’s sister is kinda a friend, but she went to teach kim kardashian to be a lawyer?). Anyway this made me laugh

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  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 6:45 pm

    I assume Buehler’s on a pitch limit, I hope?

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  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 6:58 pm

    Tough luck run on some bad contact off Fiers. Not sure we can match it though.

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  32. andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 7:22 pm

    Laureano is fifth among major league hitters in WPA, mainly by virtue of being first (by a large margin) in clutch.

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  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 8:02 pm

    That was a snazzy high fastball K for Fiers to end the 4th. I’d be OK with someone else vs Betts in 5th though.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2020 8:05 pm || Up

      decent enough performance. It doesn’t really matter, give him another shot at the top players

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  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 8:30 pm

    There we go.

    • lenscrafters Sep 24,2020 8:32 pm || Up

      It’s really starting to feel like Fiers is the potential game 2 starter with Luzardo to follow.

      • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 8:38 pm || Up

        Manaea and Fiers, the two guys we all wanted to boot out of the rotation a month ago.

        TINSTAAFK
        • lenscrafters Sep 24,2020 8:41 pm || Up

          I really don’t want this, but with Frankie’s meltdowns and Luzardo’s inconsistencies (seriously wtf is happening right now), I don’t know if there is a clear right option at this point other than Bassitt.

          • andeux andeux Sep 24,2020 8:44 pm || Up

            I was still saying Luzardo, Bassitt, Montas a couple days ago, but yeah, the pitchers with the best stuff seem to be the worst at actually getting people out, so it just depends on what kind of gamble you want to take.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 8:38 pm || Up

        Hope it goes better than this.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2020 8:41 pm || Up

          it will, its nice to face good batters instead of practicing on the rangers then being all “wha happen??” when the white sox show up

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2020 8:45 pm || Up

        I like this plan OK, it accommodates a strong Fiers start or a crappy one.

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  35. lenscrafters Sep 24,2020 9:17 pm

    Biggest mistake right now would be sitting Murphy during Manaea’s playoff game.

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2020 9:33 pm

    2-4 against actual good teams.

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2020 7:48 am

    Baseball playoffs and all, but it is almost unthinkable to me that the Dodgers don’t at least make the World Series.

  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2020 8:55 am

    Pretty righteous Ann Killion burn on the Pac-10+2:

    While reporting recent coronavirus-related stories, I was told repeatedly by members of the conference, “We’re not the SEC.” Or “We’re not Ohio State.” Um, sure you are, just without the rabid fans and level of competition.

  39. lenscrafters Sep 25,2020 1:58 pm

    Another potential option

  40. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2020 5:39 pm

    my god

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2020 5:50 pm || Up

      Well, now that rec sports are dead I have no use for my cup, so…

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2020 5:59 pm || Up

      Yikes.

      I wasted some money on masks but finally settled on these for everyday use. Maybe a half dozen people have gotten the reference and complimented me on my choice.

      Jon Fishman's dress of course

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2020 6:21 pm || Up

        My Phishhead sister-in-law wears those.

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  41. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2020 6:17 pm

    You play manager, leave him in?

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2020 6:24 pm || Up

      In Little League I caught a no-hitter which my team won 13-10. The 10 runs they got all came in one inning on walks, wild pitches, and errors.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2020 6:34 pm || Up

        JV high school our pitcher pitched a no hitter and nobody including the coach realized until he was doing totals the next day (his scorecard was an index card he tucked in his hat. very small and intricate

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