Dodgers at Cubs
Tonight’s lineup. https://twitter.com/okc_dodgers/status/1390441878819049473?s=20
End of the line in Anaheim. https://twitter.com/mlbtraderumors/status/1390383107447169027?s=20
Shabby, disrespectful treatment by the Angels.
He wasn’t going to be happy riding the bench and made that very clear to the team. He still has $30 million coming to him for this year, plus a ten year personal service contract with the team for $10 million.
He had a tantrum, and he wastes a roster spot. That said, it’s not his fault the Angles offered him one of the worst contracts ever.
Wolters is a weak hitter, so you walk him.
Rizzo, on the other hand…
Not hitting much, but he has a track record.
Mound visit: “Make sure to throw him something to hit. Center cut, ideally.”
For the love of Dog! Right down the middle!
You misspelled GOD.
Figured turn about is fair play. 😉
No, you appear to be dyslexic.
Take another little piece of my heart now baby.
To brighten your early afternoon, the Gnats have lost to the Rox again, and the Fish are swallowing the Snakes in Miami. Pads play Pirates later.
Yesterday’s bright side: Pads lost to Pirates, and the Gnatpen blew Game 2 big time –
with two out in the bottom of the seventh, six runs including a walkoff HR
That’s gonna be a long flight home.
Okay. Nighty night all. I’m not
sorry there’s no game tomorrow.
The worst part is these games are exhausting, with nothing to show for them but the exhaustion.
Yeah, not as if they are being blown out and you can walk away. A lot of tension and then they lose.
So many close, late/extra inning losses. Multiple extra innings in many of those extra inning games.
Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football.
Really missing Belli.
If nobody’s hitting and the defense is porous and the bullpen pitching is inconsistent and and and…. you’re gonna lose a lot of games.
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, three times, four times, five times…
I keep thinking the Dodgers are actually going to win.
How about hoping then?
It will turn around, but not until Mookie and Corey get well.
We are truly awful right now.
Yep. No big surprise there. Are we in third place yet?
Every day you take another bite.
I can’t believe the Dodgers have 15 losses already. They only had 17 last year in 60 games.
I believe it every time I watch a game.
No more mound visits!
Methinks we are doomèd.
An old Vin Scully clip that Jim Healy used all the time.
You said something about being a good luck charm earlier? Now’s your time to shine…
Well, they are taking longer to lose, in my defense.
Meh. Extra-innings is when then usually lose.
Mookie has a chance to get on base!
It’s getting a little bit funny. Right?
It’s a regular laugh riot. 😉
Well you just made ME laugh!
You had 1st base open…..
Do not give him anything to hit please.
I do not believe it.
It would be Duffy at the plate.
Will we get Duffyed?
One more, please!
Hey Dodgers – if you win, I promise to use an exclamation mark! Sound good RBI?
In the context of this game… https://twitter.com/cenemes/status/1389920252939710465?s=20
You really like toeing that Rule 1 violation don’t you? Lol
It’s merely academic.
As Mookie and Corey go…
I’m still chewing on Seager’s error.
I hope it is Beemans chewing gum to help with digestion as was advertised.
I need me some of that!
0 for 6
Mookie 0 for 6. Very rare event.
Maybe Mookie can get hit lightly on the toe.
If ever Mookie needed to find his mojo…
Wonder if Betts has ever gone 0-6 in his career?
I’m fine with it, if he reaches base on an error.
Joe says it has been 4 years since his last 0-6.
Cleavinger set to come in.
Might Rizzo thought Baez would throw it back to him instead of tagging the runner.
Okay AJ. Do your thing.
Well, they mucked up.
Still, this shoulda been a big inning (might still?).
Rizzo has a brain freeze.
How weird can this get?
Well that’s a break.
Weird one, but I will take it!
Another RISP hit! Of course, it didn’t score a run.
Live to see another inning.
Short bench may still come into play…
Doesn’t seem likely. AJ then another 8 outs.
This goes to 11!
Joc thought he had homered.
I thought he had.
Cold air saved the Dodger
Nah. Only prolonged the inevitable, I suspect.
If they are going to lose I would have preferred for Joc to get the hit
I’ve stopped watching. Too painful.
According to Gameday Kenley threw four strikes to earn that walk. Sigh.
In fairness, the pitch in the dirt was a ball.
Nice catch by Smith
Wonder if Joc will bunt here…
This feels sadly familiar.
All too familiar.
Now 1 for 21 RISP.
So what do we think?
He’s out, in my opinion.
Worth a look for sure!
No access to plate.
Well, at least Muncy’s broken out of it.
Block the plate much?
I don’t know if I’m happy or sad.
Get it done Max. Please.
Whatever happened to Mookie?
Bad back? Bad something for sure.
Past week was his best in a while.
0-20 with runners in scoring position this series? Double yikes.
Ok Seags. Time for redemption.
0-5. That hurts.
Reminds me of Bob Eucker on Carson. He said his kids had a poem for when he came home from playing in a game:
0 for 5,
Drew the collar.
In other news: here’s a link to the trailer to my latest film, Security. (Co-wrote w director.) It opens June 7th in Italy. Also, go Dodgers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThxxHPNeq4w
My Spanish helps, but did you write this in Italian?
Written in English- translated to Italian. Subtitles (eventually) are essentially our original screenplay. My co-writer director is fluent in Italian. I can understand but can’t speak.
I have to listen very carefully, and still miss a lot.
Voglio guardare la Security.It sembra un film divertente.
Pardon my French
Mach deine große Klappe zu, es zieht!
Back at ya
Yippee – extra innings again! What a great time to have a short bench…
8 eights before we might need another PH.
Nice inning for a change.
I’ve seen enuffa Duffy. Sit him down!
I’m going out on a limb here – but it seems like you don’t particularly care for Duffy.
Pads winning v Pirates.
They visit the Gnats starting Friday.
Worst match up the year? I want both to lose…
Root for 20-inning games that burn both pitching staffs.
That strike two swing by Neuse is all you need to know about our team right now.
Ha! I was thinking I could swing like that. But even if I started early – I would still probably be late.
I can’t believe the Dodgers are 2 outs away from me wanting more extra-inning baseball. While they are still batting, can I say I really don’t want extra-innings?
I wanna watch Midsomer Murders in ten minutes.
I want to watch the Timbers
Never really understood the booing when opposing pitchers throw over to first.
Why not boo then when the catcher throws to second on unsuccessful stolen base attempts, for example.
Might be misinterpreted? Pretty clear who is being booed in throw over to first.
Good point as always Bob.
Slows the game down?
Seager needs to be benched for a few. Get his head straight.
The Dodgers seem intent on finding new and imaginative ways to lose.
Sometimes they use reruns of old shows
I am inclined to agree with Bumsrap on this one. Dodgers speciality is the late/extra inning 1 or 2 run loss.
You misspelled “specialty.”
Corey Seager has a few too many E’s to his name.
How many this year?
More than seem necessary or healthy for my peace of mind.
He did make a nice snag prior to him trying to get the runner sliding into right field.
“Sliding into right field.” Hahaha That’s a great line right there!
One of my better ones although there aren’t that many to choose from
Seager strikes again!
Seager throws it away.
Could we please have an easy 1-2-3 eighth and ninth?
We had one Sunday. Over our quota after that.
Actually the 8th on Sunday was the worst part of Dodger pitching that day.
There’s your answer. Leadoff walk.
No idea what the team HBP record is, but the last full season the Mets had 95. The Dodgers are averaging about one per game at this point.
HPB is up across the Majors apparently. Four of the 10 highest hit-batter rates have come in the last four years, with the other six all from 1900 or earlier. The current rate (0.48 per team game) is the highest ever.
Got that info from Axios Sports…
Seager receiving a little Brothers-ly love.
Oh Brothers, where art thou?
Pretty good inning by Víctor, despite the Duffying.
Gonzo holds the lead.
The Victor writes history.
Strike thre… oh. Ball four.
I’ve stopped counting.
Can’t get Duffy out.
Buehler holds the lead.
I havent been here for most of this slump. Too much piano time. I apologize if we start winning with my return.
We’ll see if you hold the key
It is more hygienic than not changing socks or some such.
Could really use a k here.
Beaty butchered that one.
Wasted opportunities can hurt.
Joc enjoyed that one. Flashing the big smile at Walker.
Needed to bat Beaty ahead of CT3 there. Would have been another run across.
Bad situational hitting by CT3.
Not sure what that means in this context.
Pulling a ball on the ground with runners at second and third, less than two out.
He was trying to get a hit with runners on second and third.
Worst possible place to hit it. Gotta elevate the ball or go oppo in that situation.
He is a pull hitter who always tries to elevate. Not sure you want him to change his approach in that situation. Didn’t work out.
He lined a single to right in his previous AB, and he’s gone deep in that direction.
Meh. There are ducks on the pond that he needs to get in. You are suggesting that he needs to change his approach so that he might get a productive out?
I suggest he’s more versatile than that AB showed.
He didnt do home games last week. And they are doing all the radio calls from Dodger stadium regardless.
He won’t be missed.
I prefer Tim, but I like Charley enough to worry.
I wish him a healthy retirement – sooner rather than later.
That is shades of Oscar Wilde: “Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.”
Long sac fly. Just missed much more.
Sidles on in. Another Tim game on radio. IS Charley ill? One hopes not.
Steiner doesn’t do road games, but he should do everyone a favor and just retire.
Hope they aren’t bringing in their version of last night Blake Trienen.
Big inning alert.
Table setting for Max!
Got something going here.
Seager scorches one!
I love way a ball coming in at 93 can be dribbled by a big swing.
Skilled batter beats the shift…
I demand a big inning!
That would be great. I would settle for building on the picket fence of 1’s.
Nice to see some hits at least…
Careful what you ask for.
Argh. How many times has this happened?
Well, that was that.
Duffy Walker Killer?
First real hit off Buehler.
Duffy disgusts me.
CT3 got wheels.
All terrain or NASCAR? Lol
RBI – I will add in my congrats on your new film. Not the first time you have worked with Peter Chelsom if I’m not mistaken. He was also the director of Hector and the Search for Happiness right?
NBC Sports Boston reports Manny Ramirez wants Mets hitting coach job.
Bad hitters can be good coaches. Not so sure about great hitters.
See the ball hit the ball
Muncy’s been really good at digging out those Seager throws.
This is encouraging.
Joc seemed like he was beginning to dial in to Walker in that at bat. Settled for a grounder into the shift.
Missed seeing Joc yesterday. Not used to seeing him in his baby bear outfit.
Same colors, though.
But pinstripes are evil empire fashion.
Tonight I’m with the Yanquis – lesser of two evils, as they’re playing the Asterisks.
The no-hitter I always thought about finally happened today. Orioles’ Means allowed his only base runner on a missed catch strikeout.
And then the runner got thrown out stealing. He faced the minimum 27 batters in an imperfect game.
There goes some of the excitement of this game.
I despise Duffy.
Ferris is firing tonight.
Firing and fanning
There’ll be no Ríos tonight (and at least ten days). https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1390088366293753857?s=20
Once more into the fray.