Sunday, May 28, 2017

Series Thread (Games 49-51): May 26-28 vs. Cubs


Hey, remember the Baseball World Heavyweight Title? My little nerdy pet project had fallen by the wayside for well over a year, until I randomly decided to check on it recently. Shortly after I picked up the thread on Twitter, the Dodgers won the belt ("IT'S NOT A BELT! IT'S A CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, DAMMIT!" - Vince McMahon). Sadly, they immediately dropped it to the Giants. Forgoing any chicanery I've perpetuated in the past, I decided to stick to the rules in tracking title changes this year, and see what legitimate chance the Dodgers had of retaking the title.

Thankfully, the schedule worked in our favor, and the Cubs managed to wrest the belt from the Giants just before arriving at Dodger Stadium this weekend. So, not only do we have an (*exasperated sigh*) NLCS rematch, but THE GOLD IS ON THE LINE as well.

Ring the bell!

Fri, 7p: Alex Wood vs. Jake Arrieta
LAD 4, CHC 0

Sat, 4p: Brandon McCarthy vs. John Lackey (on FOX!)
LAD 5, CHC 0

Sun, 1p: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jon Lester
LAD 9, CHC 4. Sweeeeeep!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Homer in the Hall

  • Woo hoo! Homer Simpson 'inducted' into Hall: Legendary 'Homer at the Bat' episode honored on 25th anniversary (Joe Posnanski, MLB.com)
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 46-48): May 23-25 vs Cardinals

    Let's face it, the Cards have been a huge thorn in the Dodgers' side the past few years. I'm not convinced this year's Dodgers squad is championship material, but a good showing against the Redbirds would help build a little optimism that will inevitably be crushed but hey it's a start.

    Tues, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs Lance Lynn (on ESPN)
    LAD 2, STL 1 (13). Forsythe GW RBI in his return from the DL.

    Wed, 7p: Rich Hill vs Mike Leake
    STL 6, LAD 1

    Thurs, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Michael Wacha
    LAD 7, STL 3. Ryu: 4-inning save

    Grill with Dad

    This Friday, folks! From the Dodgers:

    "GRILLING WITH THE GARV" SET FOR CHICAGO CUBS OPENER AT DODGER STADIUM, FRIDAY, MAY 26 AT KING’S HAWAIIAN GRILL IN LEFT FIELD PLAZA

    Dodger Great Steve Garvey to Provide Fans With Grill Tips & Samples

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and King’s Hawaiian will host their first “Grilling With The Garv” event prior to the Dodgers’ series opener with the World Champion Chicago Cubs on Friday, May 26.

    The event will be held at the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill in the left field plaza beginning at 6:15 p.m. It will feature Dodger great Steve Garvey helping to grill up samples of the game’s delicious BBQ specialty item, as well as provide Dodger fans with tips on how to take their summer grill-outs to the next level. Garvey will also be taking photos and signing autographs for fans at the event leading up to the 7:10 p.m. first pitch.

    This is the third in a series of events with Garvey and KING’S HAWAIIAN. Garvey has also hosted a “Way We Were” series, where he talks with other baseball legends before a game outside the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill. Garvey has already talked with Dodger greats Tommy Davis and Ron Cey at two games earlier this season, and will host the next “Way We Were” conversation on Saturday, June 10th against the Cincinnati Reds.

    Love for An Old Friend

    Broxton takes the mound, and twitter comes alive.

    Thankfully, so do the Dodgers bats!

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 42-45): May 18-21 vs Marlins

    Thurs, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Edinson Volquez
    LAD 7, MIA 2

    Fri, 7p: Alex Wood vs Justin Nicolino
    LAD 7, MIA 2

    Sat, 7p: Julio Urias vs Dan Straily
    MIA 10, LAD 6

    Sun, 1p: Brandon McCarthy vs TBD Vance Worley
    LAD 6, MIA 3

    Things were looking to be improving last week, but the Dodgers now come home to a class reunion with Donnie Baseball 's Marlins after a lackluster road trip that saw them eke out a split with Colorado before receiving the usual treatment at AT&T Park. Kershaw isn't scheduled to go this series, so they'll need to find something extra from the supporting cast to get things back on track.

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 39-41): May 15-17 @ Giants

    Mon, 7p: Brandon McCarthy vs Matt Cain
    SF 8, LAD 4

    Tues, 7p: Rich Hill vs Ty Blach
    SF 2, LAD 1

    Wed, 12:45p: Clayton Kershaw vs Johnny Cueto
    LAD 6, SF 1. All hail Clayton!

    The 22-16 Dodgers take on the 14-24 Giants at AT&T. Giants took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers at the beginning of the month but the Giants headed to the NL West basement while the Dodgers surged....

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 35-38): May 11-14 @ Rockies

    Always relevant.

    Thurs, 5:30p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Tyler Anderson
    COL 10, LAD 7

    Fri, 5:30p: Clayton Kershaw vs Tyler Chatwood
    LAD 6, COL 2

    Sat, 5p: Alex Wood vs TBD Tyler Anderson
    LAD 4, COL 0

    Sun, 12n: Julio Urias vs Antonio Senzatela
    COL 9, LAD 6

    Dodgers are on a bit of a hot streak right now, but at the expense of bad teams (Phillies, Giants, Padres, Pirates). The Rockies are a good team — top of the NL West, in fact. Let's find out what bends and what breaks in (ugh) Coors Field.

    Photoshop via i1274.photobucket.com

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Andrew Toles Is Out for the Season

    Fan favorite and scintillating interviewee Andrew Toles has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Which totally sucks...even though it means Cody Bellinger is guaranteed a well-earned major-league spot for longer, it also puts pressure on Adrian Gonzalez to speed up his rehab. Remember, this front office is all about working the DL and having options, but Toles' injury just cranks the difficulty up to 11.
    photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP

    Monday, May 08, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 32-34): May 8-10 vs Pirates

    Read about the journey of the Pirates' Gift Ngoepe here.

    Mon, 7p: Alex Wood vs Trevor Williams
    LAD 12, PIT 1. Chris Taylor 1st-inning GS.

    Tues, 7p: Julio Urias vs Ivan Nova
    LAD 4, PIT 3 (10). Austin Barnes (!) GW RBI-double scores pinch runner Ross Stripling (!!) from first (!!!).

    Wed, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs vs Chad Kuhl
    LAD 5, PIT 2. Maeda 8.1 IP, 2R. Sweep!

    Friday, May 05, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 30-32): May 5-7 @ Padres

    "I'm looking forward to Saturday's matchup!"

    Fri, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Jhoulys Chacin
    LAD 8, SD 2

    Sat, 5:30p: Clayton Kershaw vs Clayton Richard
    LAD 10, SD 2

    Sun, 1:30p: Brandon McCarthy vs Trevor Cahill
    Game postponed — rescheduled for Sept 2, 12:30p. So...sweep!?

    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    Star Wars Night T-Shirt Compendium

    Year Nine (2017).


    May the Fourth be with you! Here for your convenience are all the Dodgers' Star Wars Night T-shirts in one place.

    Year One (2009).

    Year Two (2010).

    Year Three (2011).

    Year Four (2012).

    Year Five (2013).

    Year Six (2014).

    Year Seven (2015).

    Year Eight (2016).

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 27-29): May 1-3 vs Giants

    Mon, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs Johnny Cueto
    SF 4, LAD 3. Kershaw's first home loss in his last 12 starts.

    Tues, 7p: Alex Wood vs Matt Moore
    LAD 13, SF 5

    Wed, 7p: Julio Urias vs Jeff Samardzija
    SF 4, LAD 1 (11)

    May the 2nd Be With You

    From Your Pals - Orel, Delino and Da' Hoff

    Monday, May 01, 2017

    Hear Dad Speak

    This is tonight, folks! From the Dodgers:

    STEVE GARVEY AND KING’S HAWAIIAN TO HOST “WAY WE WERE” EVENT WITH RON CEY MONDAY AT KING’S HAWAIIAN GRILL IN LEFT FIELD PLAZA

    Q & A Series Continues for Fans Prior to Dodgers-Giants Series Opener

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and King’s Hawaiian will continue its “Way We Were” series on Monday, May 1 as one half of the great Dodger infield—Steve Garvey and Ron Cey—will be the featured guests.

    The event will take place prior to the opening game of the series with the San Francisco Giants, featuring KING’S HAWAIIAN spokesperson and Dodger legend Steve Garvey hosting a Q & A session with another Dodger great—former third baseman Ron Cey—between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the KINGS HAWAIIAN Grill located in the left field plaza. [...]

    Garvey will continue to host special events at the KING’S HAWAIIAN Grill throughout the season. In addition to the “Way We Were” series, events such as “Grilling with the Garv” and the “Legends Baseball Clinic” will provide fans the opportunity to interact with one of the franchise’s most celebrated players. After Monday, the next event is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Dodgers-Cubs game.


    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 24-26): Apr 28-30 vs Phillies

    Fri, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Jerad Eickhoff
    LAD 5, PHI 3

    Sat, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu Brandon McCarthy vs Zach Eflin
    LAD 6, PHI 5. The 3+Whoops Game!

    Sun, 1p: Clayton KershawHyun-Jin Ryu vs Nick Pivetta
    LAD 5, PHI 3. Sweep! Dodgers end April at 14-12.

    The 3+Whoops Game




    Remember when?

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Softball Tourney Today - Wish Us Luck Beer!

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 20-23): Apr 24-27 @ Giants

    "And now...pitching for the Giants...."

    Mon, 7p: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Matt Cain (!)
    SF 2, LAD 1

    Tues, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs Ty Blach
    LAD 2, SF 1. Bellinger debut.

    Wed, 7p: Alex Wood vs Johnny Cueto
    SF 4, LAD 3 (10)

    Thurs, 12:45p: Julio Urias vs Matt Moore
    LAD 5, SF 1

    We didn't put a thread for yesterday's game AND NO ONE COMPLAINED. But it's Kershaw Day today so let's do this shit right! Matchups to come...

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Series Thread (Games 17-19): Apr 21-23 @ Snakes

    Fri, 7p: Alex Wood vs Taijuan Walker
    ARI 13, LAD 5. Ugh.

    Sat, 5p: Kenta Maeda vs Robbie Ray
    ARI 11, LAD 5. Ugh.

    Sun, 1p: Brandon McCarthy vs Shelby Miller
    LAD 6, ARI 2. Yay.