Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by doyerfan, Apr 21, 2021.
Turned out to be a genius strategy
What an absolute shithead Peters is....fucking clown
Well Arod is right. Need a Walk here. Jerkoff Roberts
demoralizing to know that teams can steal on us whenever they want
Why not bunt with Rios???
Rios is worthless
Mookie is so far from clutch
I need a break from the Dodgers
This is a really bad loss and not a good look.
I mean I don't care if Dave Roberts himself has to bat....guys like Peters/Rios belong in the minors. They're not even close to resembling a MLB player. Look like random fans out there that won a raffle
~ doing the math in my head to see how old i’ll be in another 32 years when we win it all again
On this team with an embarrassment of riches, is Rios, Nelson and Graterol part of the riches?
Imo, they are just the embarrassment. Nothing else. If I never saw any of them again, it would be OK.
Losing the season series so far is not the apocalypse for sure. But giving up a 6 run lead exactly as scripted in Padre heaven is epic Dodger failure. Cringe- worthy on every level.
I think we were outmanaged last night, and Tinkler is every bit equal to what Roberts can do.
This will be an albatross all season.
But like the HoF mgr., Joe Torre once spoke, " it's not where you are in April, its where you are on the last day of the season"...therein lies the rub, possibly this time around.
Fully expect SF to be every bit the problem the Padres are too.
And the injury bug...
The Mookie taint licking is getting a little much right now.
Close your eyes and pretend you don't see what you do...then, it's not so bad.
The RISP thing bit them in the ass as much as anything last night. Epic failures and not just by the inexperienced.
Nelson wouldn't have been put in that position if Price, Bazooka and Victor hadn't shit themselves.
Mookie's been shit since he returned from his back issues and Seager hasn't been much better.
i do get needing to get the rust off Brusdar and especially Price early in the season
but it would have been nice to get that win
obviously SD is going to battle this year and it makes for exciting games
we were clearly pitching around Tatis and that's never a good idea putting runners on
other than that leaving the bases loaded 3 or 4 times always comes back to bite you on the ass
be nice if guys could start driving the ball again
Wow. I didn't even check in on the game yesterday. Busy with one-year-old birthday parties and escrow horseshit.
Glad to see I missed a classic Dodgers shitshow. I've lived through far too many of those.
I attended this one ... I'm still pissed off I had to watch that mess go down ... I've always hated Kruk for this, and his lousy game commentating years later only deepened my loathing....
PASTED from a once-great newspaper ...
The 9th Is Nightmare for Dodgers : Baseball: Phillies score nine times in the inning to pull out a 12-11 victory, pushing L.A. 6 1/2 games behind Cincinnati.
By BILL PLASCHKE
AUG. 22, 1990 12 AM PT
TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a night they took an 11-1 lead after five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dodgers played another unbelievable game Tuesday.
Because they blew that lead and lost the game.
In the biggest ninth-inning rally by the Philadelphia Phillies in 72 years, the Dodgers gave up nine runs in the ninth and suffered a 12-11 defeat before 39,682 at Dodger Stadium.
With the Dodgers poised to move six games above .500 for the first time this season, John Kruk hit a three-run homer against Dodger reliever Tim Crews to tie the score, then Carmelo Martinez hit an RBI double off Jay Howell to eventually win it.
But Crews and Howell and even reliever Dave Walsh, who started the inning, were not solely to blame. Rookie shortstop Jose Offerman committed two errors in the inning that caused eight of the runs to be unearned.
“I’m in shock,” Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda said. “First time, first time I’ve ever seen anything like that in the ninth inning. Eleven to one. Eleven to one. I don’t believe it.”
The Reds’ 8-1 victory over Chicago pushed the second-place Dodgers to 6 1/2 games behind in the National League West.
“I thought I had it sewn up, I thought the team had it sewn up, this is kind of unbelievable,” said Dodger starter Mike Hartley, who gave up one run in six innings.
“I’m sure it’s not the first time it’s happened,” he said. “It’s not going to be the last time it’s happened. But man, it’s tough to let that one slip away. I was kind of celebrating the win.”
Said Phillie Manager Nick Leyva: “I’ve never seen anything like it. I don’t think I’ve even heard of anything like it. They kept making bad pitches, and we took advantage of it.”
The Dodgers, who scored eight runs in the fifth, began to blow their 11-1 lead in the eighth when the Phillies scored twice against relief pitcher Don Aase, making his first appearance since June 30 after missing more than a month because of a sore shoulder.
It was still 11-3 when rookie Dave Walsh took the mound to start the ninth. Walsh walked Rod Booker before Offerman botched a grounder by Martinez.
Dickie Thon singled to score one run. Dave Hollins singled to score another. One out later, Tom Nieto walked, then Offerman booted a grounder by Von Hayes to score another run.
In came Crews, who allowed a two-run double to Dale Murphy. Then, on a 2-and-0 fastball, pinch-hitter Kruk tied the score with his home run into the right-field seats, only his third homer of the year and first since May 1.
Booker singled before Howell replaced Crews. Booker stole second on his first pitch, and scored when Martinez doubled into the left-center-field gap.
The Dodgers went down in the bottom of the ninth with a substitute lineup that entered the game earlier, when they still led by 10 runs. Against reliever Don Carman, Jose Gonzalez flied out, Stan Javier singled, Mickey Hatcher flied out and Chris Gwynn grounded out to end the game.
“In a game like this, you go from feeling like fighting everybody to feeling like hugging everybody,” Leyva said.
Said Crews: “I screwed up the game. What can I say?”
The Dodgers fell to 3-2 on this home stand, and have one game remaining against the Phillies before a four-game weekend series against the New York Mets.
While the Phillies equaled a club record for ninth-inning runs, previous set in 1918, the Dodgers had earlier hit for their second-biggest inning of the season.
Holding a 3-1 lead after four innings, the uprising began against reliever Bruce Ruffin, who had already replaced Jason Grimsley, who gave up three runs in three innings in his his third major league start.
It began on a swinging third strike by Kirk Gibson. Catcher Darren Daulton was charged with a passed ball, and Gibson was safe on first base.
The Dodgers would score seven runs before the Phillies could make another out.
Kal Daniels singled. Eddie Murray walked. Hubie Brooks hit a slow roller that was mishandled by third baseman Charlie Hayes for an error, scoring one run.
Mike Scioscia, who had a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third, lined a double to left-center in the fifth to score two runs.
Against Darrel Akerfelds, Mike Sharperson followed with a grounder that shortstop Thon threw late to the plate in an attempt to get Brooks. All runners were safe, and it simply got worse.
The bases were loaded on a fielding error by Akerfelds on a bunt by Hartley. Lenny Harris then drove in two runs with a single, and, two batters later, a grounder by Javier scored the final run. The inning amounted to eight Dodger runs, five unearned, on five hits and two errors.
Juan Samuel didn’t start for a third consecutive game. The second baseman has three hits in his last 22 at-bats. . . . Alfredo Griffin returned to the starting lineup after sitting for two games while rookie shortstop Jose Offerman played in his first two major league games. Offerman could still end up starting at least as many games as Griffin in the final six weeks of the season.
That was a nationally televised game on ESPN with renowned Giant homer Chris Berman doing the game. Made the epic collapse that much more repulsive.
Price was scheduled to throw another inning, but was dealing with a hamstring issue so he was limited to one inning.
Berman was and always will be a hack. His rep as a god-founder of ESPN carries no weight either. I used to love ESPN, but his scenery-chewing nonsense always left me cold. Besides ... he came into my Black Angus one opening day years ago and spent the day trying to bang a 16-year-old hostess, even when I told the fat bastard that she was underage. The guy is a degenerate. He being a gnat fan doesn't surprise me.
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