Friday, May 01, 2009

Game 24 Thread: May 1 vs. Padres, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (0-2, 7.29) vs. Jake Peavy (2-3, 5.74).

COMMENTS: So a 7-0 home record to start out this season ain't good enough for you, eh? We now need to challenge the record for the franchise's longest home winning streak to start a season (nine games, in 1946)? Looking at Peavy, the signs look good for the Dodgers, despite his historical dominance over Los Angeles; we beat him and the Padres 4-1 to open the season on April 6, and Peavy has given up 11ER in 11 IP over his last two starts (both losses). On the flipside, though, Kershaw hasn't had a win in any of his four outings this year, and his last two starts aren't anything to write home about, either (15ER over 9IP, both losses).

Accuscore is giving the Dodgers only a 53% chance of winning tonight's game. And by the looks of the guy on the ESPN video preview, he's not happy about that whatsoever.

He must not know about the Viva Las Vegas postgame fireworks. We'll alert the lone Dodgers beat reporter to print a story on that, stat.

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Steve Sax said...

New page of comments!

Steve Sax said...

If James had swung at that third pitch, I would have gone nuts. 1-2.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney's working the count. 2-2

Felix Pardalis said...

hey, how do I post comments to game threads?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's 3-2

Orel said...

"Wow, what a turn. That was right out of Johnny Sain's book." —Vin, on Sanchez turning to second before pitching to Loney

Steve Sax said...

Full count to Loney. Argh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aye, Loney swung and missed

Steve Sax said...

Dammit James. K.

Orel said...

Silver lining: At least Loney didn't GIDP.

Natalie said...

Okay. Come on Matt! You CAN do it!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, James was so far ahead of that breaking ball. Thanks, X-MO.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now we move on to Kemp. 1-0

Felix Pardalis said...

it would have been a nice tribute to Eric Karros if he did GIDP

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp happy there's no more Peavy. 2-0

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not that happy. 2-1

Steve Sax said...

Kemp, a .313 batter, with 3Ks tonight and a 0-for-3 evening.

He's due.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ooh, close one. 3-1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And I say close as in close to his head. Ball 4.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Steve Sax said...

Great, once again we get screwed by a favorable play. Walking Kemp brings up sub-mendoza Martin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mr. Mendoza is up

Natalie said...

Ok, Russ. I BELIEVE in you!

Steve Sax said...

Duaner will walk in the winning run

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This can save him from our wrath. 0-1

Felix Pardalis said...

c'mon martin

Orel said...

Time to break out, Russ.

Steve Sax said...

Martin is flailing at everything. Come on Russ, show some patience. This could knock you out of your slumpage.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good eye, Russ. 1-1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

LOW! 2-1!

Orel said...

Patience, young Martin.

Felix Pardalis said...

russ, I know Jack Fimple would come thru right now

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shall we consider the always exciting walk-off-walk? Not likely. 2-2

Steve Sax said...

this tension is killing me... 2-2 count

Felix Pardalis said...

c'mon, Sanchez, hit him. he told me the D stood for Dirty

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I never thought I would ever say this, but maybe Brad Ausmus should pinch-hit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least he's fighting.

Natalie said...

Stayin' Alive.

Steve Sax said...

Russ is hacking like he's in the jungle

Orel said...

I have a bad feeling about this.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGH! FOUL! NO!

Orel said...

Ha, did you see Bowa kick the ball?!

Natalie said...

Argh!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Larry Bowa hates that ball.

Orel said...

WOGS, anyone?

Steve Sax said...

Love Bowa punting the ball into the dugout

BTW that guy who had the closeup shot with the hands on his head? I know that guy well.

Steve Sax said...

No joke

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

LOW! FULL COUNT TO MARTIN!

Orel said...

Rancho full count!

Steve Sax said...

"We've gone as far as we can go now." --Vin

Felix Pardalis said...

would that be Dave Sax?

Orel said...

It's only May! Too early for this kind of tension!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, a walk-off balk would have been cool there...

Orel said...

WIN FOR BROX

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay Russell! the W-O-W!

Natalie said...

Good Eye!

Orel said...

I need a drink.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that won't break Russ out of his slump. But I'll take the win!

Mrs. Sax thinks that was a cheap way to win. But she'll take it, too--I've got chores to do.

Good night everybody!

Orel said...

I believe that's our second walk-off walk this season.

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up!

Nic j said...

A walk off walk. I'll take it.

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