Sunday, July 08, 2007

Game 89 Thread: July 8 vs. Marlins, 1.10p

Dodgers start Mark "Lurch" Hendrickson, LHP (2-4, 4.05) vs. Scott Olsen, LHP (6-6, 5.01).

Dodgers: 48-40 (T-2nd place NL West, 2.0 GB, L4)
Marlins: 42-46 (4th place NL East, 7.0 GB, W3)

From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: This start was originally set for Randy Wolf, but he's on the DL with an impingement in his throwing shoulder. Hendrickson gets the nod instead, coming off a solid outing against the Braves on Wednesday. He held Atlanta to a couple of runs over five frames in that one, but was still tagged with the loss. Hendrickson has faced Florida five times previously in his career, going 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA.

Marlins: Spotty in his last start, Olsen settled for a no-decision at San Diego. In 5 2/3 innings, the lefty gave up four runs on eight hits with five walks and four strikeouts. Olsen had worked a minimum of six innings in four straight starts before lasting 5 2/3 innings against the Padres. Cutting down walks remains a priority for Olsen, and he had been more effective of late before surrendering five free passes. Olsen has won two of his last three decisions.

COMMENTS:

I cannot think of a worse way to enter the All-Star break than counting on Lurch Hendrickson to staunch the major arterial bleeding of the Dodgers' four game losing streak. The Dodgers look punchless, Grady Little looks listless, the pitching staff looks winless, and Rich "Dead-Weight" Donnelly (who had Luis Gonzalez thrown out by a country mile last night) looks CLUELESS--so I feel nothing but hopeless.

UPDATE, 10.55a:

From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup:

Furcal, SS
Pierre, CF
Martin, C
Gonzo, LF
Nomar, 3B
Loney, 1B
Kemp, RF
Martinez, 2B
Hendrickson, P

35 comments:

Orel said...

Priceless!

Eric Karros said...

Wow, 8-0 lead through two. On pace for a 36-0 win, baby!

Damon said...

This Russ Martin kid is pretty good

Steve Sax said...

Stoked to an 8-0 lead, Lurch is already in trouble in the third with two on and none out...

Good to have you back, damon! Where have you been?

Eric Karros said...

Yup, worthy of every one of his All-Star voixes

Steve Sax said...

There goes the shutout.

Damon said...

I went rafting and on the 4th and that destroyed me for a couple of days then yesterday I had a wedding to goto. Plus the dodgers have been playing like shit so there is really not much to say other than tomko sucks

Damon said...

I'll probably be away for 2 weeks I'm going to Montana to visit a friend. Luckly he has Extra innings so I should be able to watch all of the games if I can pry him away from his RedSox

Damon said...

Lurch is going to go yard here

Damon said...

Hopefully Lurch can pitch into the 7th or 8th today

Steve Sax said...

Damon, maybe you can write a guest essay for us characterizing how annoying Red Sox fans are.

9-2! Oh yeah, we're more than our opponent's runs, cubed!

Damon said...

His wife is a Yankee fan so it's really the lesser of the two evils

Damon said...

Lurch is pitching very well

Steve Sax said...

In the YankMe's case, it might be the evil of a lesser.

Damon said...

Did they really need to take Lurch out? Grady is going to fuck it up again

Alex Cora said...

What up y'all? Looks like the dodgers like to blow their wad all on one game as opposed to spreading their runs out over the last few of games. This Stults guy looks pretty crappy.

Alex Cora said...

Clayton Kershaw is pitching right now for the future stars on ESPN2 - dodgers prospect in single A...just gave up a home run.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now we're only our opponent's score, squared. The gap is closing. We need to get to 27 runs, fast.

Damon said...

So guys what are your keys to the 2nd half.

Steve Sax said...

Hopefully, fewer airings of the Yogi Berra Aflac commercial that is like 30 years old.

Damon said...

Wow what a weird play there

Damon said...

e6 but the first baseman should of dug that

Damon said...

Ramon Martinez should never start a game. I don't care if anyone needs rest

Rob said...

So I guess you guys must be feeling better now.

Steve Sax said...

Rob, I would be feeling a bit better, except we've lost four of the last five. And I think my mom just got caught for running on the field (the television isn't showing the perpetrator, but my mom was at the game today, and she's crazy).

Steve Sax said...

Thank god, a win.

Go home, everybody, and get some rest. Especially you veterans. We NEEEEEEED you in the second half.

Orel said...

DODGERS rule this town. MARLINS ARE THE LITTLE MEEK SISTERS. THEY ARE LOSERS AND WILL ALWAYS BE. THEY ARE A LAUGHING STOCK. THEY CANNOT EVEN BEAT THE TEAMS THAT ARE BELOW THEM. HA HA!!

Damon said...

You're starting to sound like Tommy

Steve Sax said...

Orel, that is some funny stuff. Nice.

Hey, I just talked to my mom, and she wasn't either of the people who ran on the field. Whew!

She did wear the Free James Loney shirt, though!

Atl 3, SD 0 in the bottom of the third (at Petco).

Steve Sax said...

By the way, Yankees 12, Angels 0. And I do not cheer for the Yankees--I weep for the Angels.

Take that, "anonymous".

--Mahatma Sax

Steve Sax said...

3-1 as Cameron gets a doubole, scoring Gonzalez from first. Man on second, two out for the Pods, and Thorman kills the rally to have the Braves escape the inning.

I think Jon Miller, looking bigger than Lasorda in the booth, just0called LaDanian Tomlinson "Lenny".

Steve Sax said...

Maddux escapes the top of the fourth with Andruw Jones stranded on third. Still 3-1 Braves.

Steve Sax said...

Still 3-1 in bottom 5, deuces wild--and Gonzalez Ks. Nice.

Alex Cora said...

Is this the dodgers game thread or the padres game thread?

Steve Sax said...

Hey, a loss for the Padres is relevant to the Dodgers. And they indeed lost, 5-4.
Dodgers go to the ASB one game behind in the NL West.