Friday, April 24, 2009

Game 17 Thread: April 24 @ Rockies, 6p

Eric Stults (2-0, 2.61) vs. Aaron Cook (0-1, 10.22).

COMMENTS:

12-year-old girl throws perfect game against boys (AP/Google)
Perfect-Game Jersey Girl to Throw Out First Pitch at Citi Field (Bloomberg)

Highlights from Mackenzie Brown's perfect game in Bayonne

Odds that Mackenzie pitches a perfect game against the Mets tonight? Sign her up, Ned!

UPDATE:

Little Leaguer Brown throws out first pitch (MLB.com)

178 comments:

Steve Sax said...

SF at ARI; PIT at SD. We start the earliest, and start with a 1.5 game lead over the Padres.

Steve Sax said...

I'm happy for her, but I hope Mackenzie takes it One Day at a Time.

Orel said...

Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Ramirez, LF
Ethier, RF
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Blake, 3B
Ausmus, C
Stults, P

Alireza said...

Checking in. No Martin, which is good because Cook owns him.

Then again, Cook hasn't gotten an out yet.

Alireza said...

Here's a nice early season sign. According to Gameday, Kemp loves to face the curveball.

karina said...

I sense this game is going to be a runs-fest

Epale everyone!

karina said...

RBI single by Helton

Dodgers 2-Rockies 1

Alireza said...

Gotta love the walk by Stults. This guy is handy with the bat.

The worry I have about Stults in Coors is that he is a sinker/curve/change pitcher who relies on movement. Lowe is a sinker/slider/change pitcher who also relies on movement and got shelled at Coors. While the humidor has helped with homers, it hasn't helped the difference in the way balls travel.

Alireza said...

Gameday really isn't calling the pitches well. It calls all of Stults' change ups sinkers.

karina said...

Thanks for the update, Alireza. Gameday is all i got.

Alireza said...

Wow. Rarely do you see Manny fooled like that.

Alireza said...

Me too Karina. I just know Stults' repertoire

Alireza said...

Ethier absolutely owns Cook

.412 .474 .824 1.298

Alireza said...

Yay. Loney gets a hit and it is a liner to the opposite field.

Nic j said...

hey everyone.

Nic j said...

kemp seems to be regressing.

Alireza said...

Yo Nic

Alireza said...

Well, at least Kemp struck out on a good pitch.

Nic j said...

not looking good

Alireza said...

C'mon Stults. Keep that ball down.

Alireza said...

Stults' fastball has been his best pitch tonight. He should probably use it more.

Nic j said...

man, i know they have to keep the arm warm but it looks so lame with a baserunner with a jacket on.

Nic j said...

pop up, im shocked

Alireza said...

Gameday says Raffy put a decent charge into that one. He has good pop, but it doesn't really extend the opposite way.

Amazing that Stults has 2 walks, including 1 on 4 pitches.

Delino DeShields said...

Delino's in the blogosphere. But his heart/mind/TV/stomach is in Philly - Go Sixers.

Alireza said...

Just as I was thinking "damn, Iannetta is hitting terribly this year" he goes and swats that double

Alireza said...

Yay. The same stupid thing Torre did last game with Bills helped us when Hurdle kept the bunt sign on for Cook with 2 strikes.

Alireza said...

THAT WAS A STRIKE

Alireza said...

BTW, anyone else notice that Kemp is on pace for 30 OF assists? :-P

Nic j said...

well...

Nic j said...

so.... when is kuroda coming back.

Alireza said...

Nic - Stults is a perfectly acceptable 5th starter. The issue is that I really think he has the kind of stuff that gets murdered at Coors.

Delino DeShields said...

SIXERS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RED SOX TIE IT OFF MARIANO!!!!!
Good karma abounds. Let's go Dodgers.

Nic j said...

true, but he is filling in for a number 1.

Steve Sax said...

Andre's double ties it! 3-3.

Apodaca apodaca apodaca talking to Cook.

Nic j said...

come on kemp, dont let them disrespect you like that.

Steve Sax said...

IBB to Loney, to get to Kemp with the bases juiced and none out?

Please, make them pay, Matty.

Nic j said...

wow

Steve Sax said...

Kemp Ks on a bad on, and Casey is down 0-2 with one out.

Nic j said...

what a waste

Penos Cabell said...

That was sad.

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded, men at second and third, they IBB Loney with none out. And then Cook proceeds to K Kemp, Blake, and then gets a ground out for the final out. Yay.

At least it's tied, but the Rockies will score here in the bottom of the fifth...

Steve Sax said...

Ausmus nails the Tulo CS!

Steve Sax said...

Great grab off a bounced Ausmus throw--way to go, Raffy

Steve Sax said...

3-3 through five. On to the sixth!

Penos Cabell said...

Stults should be walking off that mound with a lead.

Orel said...

20 LOB (aggregate) so far!

Orel said...

Belisario's fastball has so much horizontal movement.

Penos Cabell said...

this has been a very frustrating game

Nic j said...

what a slugfest this has been

Orel said...

Two nice innings by Belisario.

Orlando Zepeda said...

time to use the force

Orel said...

Just not Kemp's day.

Orel said...

SF 5, ARI 1, top 7
SD 3, PIT 1, top 6

Orel said...

Mark Loretta says, "Remember me?" 4-3 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Didn't Huston Street used to be unhittable?

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO FOR MANNY

Alex Cora said...

Hey all - Manny up with bases juiced!

Alex Cora said...

WOOHOO! Wild pitch Dodgers score!

Orel said...

Grilli WP makes it 5-3 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Ya Grilli!

Orel said...

Ethier tagged it but right at the RF.

Steve Sax said...

Snuck a peek at the score--how'd we go up 5-3?

Too bad Ethier couldn't convert, but you can't blame him tonight...2 RBI already.

Alex Cora said...

Man - MORE DODGERS LOB. This is getting pretty sad. SItuational hitting guys.

Orel said...

C'mon, Kuo. Time to get confident.

Nic j said...

haha, call it.

Orlando Zepeda said...

lock it down

Nic j said...

thats why torre didnt put in kuo the last time.

Alex Cora said...

THAT SUCKS. Crap. Kuo is off his game. All tied up. Gone as soon as it left the bat. ugh

Penos Cabell said...

Torre should have kept him in on the bench

Orel said...

Back to square one!

Penos Cabell said...

Isn't Kuo due for an elbow surgery ?

Orel said...

Kuo plunks Spilborghs on the foot.

Orel said...

Maybe. This can't all be mental.

Alex Cora said...

Wow, Kuo is all over the board. Talk about no confidence. This sucks.

Orel said...

"As wild a pitch this side of Barnum & Bailey." —Vin

Penos Cabell said...

I don't want to see Kuo again

Steve Sax said...

Another sneak peek...oh crap. 5-5.

Alex Cora said...

Phew, got out of that one without anymore damage. Torre really did know something that we didn't.

Nic j said...

i remember when people were complaining that torre used belly the other night when kuo was perfectly rested. I think we all own him an apology.

Fred's Brim said...

this bullpen makes me tired

Orel said...

Loney leadoff double! Here we go!

Penos Cabell said...

No more runners left on...please!

Nic j said...

at least they are trying to move the runner

Orel said...

Wow, they're asking Kemp to bunt???

Nic j said...

well kemp thanks for nothing

Nic j said...

at least it wasnt a strike out

Fred's Brim said...

the contacts must not be working at elevation

Penos Cabell said...

Bad night for Kemp

Alex Cora said...

The bench comes through AGAIN!!!!

Penos Cabell said...

bring in Broxton

Erin said...

Jeez. I didn't think Loney would make it.

Orel said...

Merry Ausmus! 6-5 Dodgers!

Fred's Brim said...

wow Ausmus has already earned his keep for this season. now can they hold it?

Nic j said...

merry ausmas!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I officially love Ausmus

Nic j said...

ausmus, sorry

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ausmus is actually doing better than Martin in the clutch

Fred's Brim said...

oh jeez

Erin said...

ESPN Gamecast is weird. Dodgers had a 61% chance of winning before they scored, and it's only moved to 72% after the score. Guess Gamecast isn't loving Kuo's chances, either.

I'd rather not see Broxton get burned out in April, for the record. He shouldn't be warming up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

please Kuo, do it for the little crippled boy

Fred's Brim said...

whew - just getting JB warmed up - that scared me for a second

Orel said...

Nope, it's Broxton. Let's hope his arm doesn't fall off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

whoops, scratch that. Torre continues to use guys on back-2-back nights after struggling. I hate to say it, but I think Broxton will blow the lead.

Nic j said...

yeah, we dont really have many other options do we.

Dear Colletti, Its me Nic. We need some arms.

Erin said...

I don't like this at all.

Fred's Brim said...

nice start

Nic j said...

eff

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jump, Loney, Jump!

Orel said...

Oh boy. E-4.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice backhand by Ausmus for a pitch in the dirt.

Nic j said...

you tell him vin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Coors Field's outfield.

Nic j said...

whew, at least hawpe is gone

Fred's Brim said...

get that damn dino out of there!

Nic j said...

i cant take my eyes off that stupid dinosaur mascot in the background

Orel said...

What is the crowd chanting?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ausmus is really good with pitches in the dirt.

Erin said...

Every one of Broxton's pitches has been down.

I've said it here before, but I think it's ridiculous that the fucking dinosaur is allowed to just hang out in the pitcher's eyeline during a game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They are chanting "Tulo"

Orel said...

That's Dinger!

Nic j said...

every mascot does

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That pitch was dead-center.

Fred's Brim said...

who can close tomorrow? Tron?

Erin said...

It's one thing for fans to be obnoxious behind the plate--it's quite another for that crap to be essentially sanctioned by a team.

And Broxton has nothing. He'll get through this with luck only, if he gets through it at all.

Nic j said...

forget about tomorrow, who can close tonight.

Brandon said...

ground ball double play right here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton just cannot find the strike-zone

Orel said...

Torre told him to keep it down. Now everything is in the dirt.

Nic j said...

this is like watching an animal slowly die

Erin said...

Got lucky with that strike call there. Now he just needs Smith to swing at a ball, since that's all Broxton can throw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My favorite expression is when Vin or Charlie describe this situation as "being eaten to death by moths"

Orel said...

Vin said that last pitch was 99 mph. At least he still has juice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I love the 3B ump right now.

Fred's Brim said...

wow - i'll take it!

Nic j said...

wow, ill take it.

Delino DeShields said...

Suck on that, Smith

Nic j said...

great minds fred

Erin said...

He swung. I'm just glad the ump made the right call. One more to go.

Delino DeShields said...

That rockie mascot's distracting

Orel said...

Let's hope for a blowout victory tomorrow.

Nic j said...

haha, dinger is killing me.

Orel said...

Maybe Kuo was trying to hit Dinger with his WP.

Wow, that was a ball?

Nic j said...

vin is laying it on loney

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ian just missed that one.

Fred's Brim said...

Dinger's a floppy-crotched bastard

Delino DeShields said...

The mascot's playing mindgames with Broxton. You won't see that kind of bush league shit from the San Diego chicken

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Please Johnny, one more strike!

Erin said...

Just one more strike, JB. You got one more in you.

Orel said...

One more strike!

Delino DeShields said...

Will somebody mind coming to my place and walking the dog? She has no respect for the ninth inning.

Orlando Zepeda said...

whats the radar gun saying\?

Erin said...

Broxton is quite obviously sick of these foul balls.

Orel said...

Brox has reaaallly slowed things down.

Erin said...

Rockies' broadcast showed 100 mph two pitches ago.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More than 60 pitches in two days. Broxton will be dead after this.

Orel said...

No TV radar tonight. 21 pitches by Brox so far.

Orlando Zepeda said...

give him the Kenny Powers special

Delino DeShields said...

Ianneta's a wily little SOB

Alex Cora said...

Broxton should throw at that dinosaur. Sure we would lose, but it would be worth it.

Nic j said...

an ugly win is still a win.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES! THANK YOU IAN!

Alex Cora said...

SLIDER!!!!! Dodgers WIN!!!

Delino DeShields said...

Good Night and Good Luck.

Erin said...

Yes! Now I can go to bed happy. After praying for Broxton's arm, of course.

Goodnight!

Orel said...

GOOD JOB BROX

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did Broxton just say "fuck yeah" on TV?

Delino DeShields said...

4 Hour nine inning game. Sheesh.
"Canada". Good ad.

Fred's Brim said...

thank you JB! I would like to by you a beer and a giant bag of ice

Orlando Zepeda said...

"You're ****ing out!"

Alex Cora said...

That was a gutsy effort by Broxton. Throwing a slider down on 2-2 with a men on 1st and 2nd? That was nails. Go Blue!

Nic j said...

even with not his best stuff, brox still gets the save, dare i say that our little (big) man is turning into a closer?

Nic j said...

BTW, that little girl was pretty good, but for the kids at the plate its kind of hard when you have a slow moving cargo train as the batters eye. Who designed that field, Frank McCourt?

Alex Cora said...

Pirates padres tied in the 10th

Alex Cora said...

Pirates padres tied in the 10th

Alex Cora said...

Hey Pirates just scored 3-2.

fanerman said...

The Force is strong in these ones.

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up.