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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Orel said...

Maybe that reporter just got laid off too.

Orel said...

Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Ramirez, LF
Loney, 1B
Kemp, RF
Martin, C
Blake, 3B
Kershaw, P
Pierre, CF

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Great, like going from the penthouse to the basement with the defense in centerfield.

Orel said...

Is this Ethier's first day off? At least Kemp is batting higher in the order. Not sure about Loney batting cleanup, though.

QuadSevens said...

Can Blake DeWitt play right field? He's got to have a better arm than Pierre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So long sons, I won't be with you for the night

Booger said...

hopefully this is a scheduled day off for Ethier.

Im starting to worry that he will eventually be afraid to be on camera during the games.

Nic j said...

Andre Is having a day off?!?! what a rip off. does joe torre not want kershaw to get a win ever?

Nic j said...

i better hear randy newman at the end of the night.

Nic j said...

53%...

so he's saying there's a chance?

Erin said...

Nic, is that a "Dumb and Dumber" reference? If so, I like it.

I'm heading out for dinner at my hotel tonight (happy to be out of Old San Juan--it was time for a change of pace), but if I'm lucky I'll be back in time to watch a glitchy MLB.tv feed of the game and talk to you guys.

And I hope we kick Peavy's ass.

Dusto Magnifico said...

I hope Kemp doesn't get hurt playing right.

I just have the worst gut feeling about having one of the best center fielders in the game have to play right because we have Juan Pierre begging for playing time.

Nic j said...

maybe we are showcasing pierre for a trade. i wish.

Nic j said...

Erin, it sure was a dumb and dumber reference.

Nic j said...

im out, ill try to post some from the game on my iphone. We need a win!

fanerman said...

Dusto, I think you're being paranoid (knock on wood). Kemp did play right-field for much of last year.

Alireza said...

Ugh with the Ethier day off. I hope this has something to do with his poor record against Peavy and not Torre just being stupid.

Anyway, why not just put Manny back in RF and have Kemp play CF? Minimize Pierre's arm exposure.

Alireza said...

Dusto - I am not as worried about Kemp getting hurt in RF (I actually was at the game where Loney got knocked out playing RF) as I am about degrading the defense. Kemp isn't that good of a RF, other than his arm. He is actually better as a CF, probably because of his weakness in reading balls.

fanerman said...

Alireza,
Today is Ethier's first day off of the season.

I don't know about Kemp having a "weakness" in judging flyballs. Sure there are better but Kemp has looked pretty good this year fielding (and better than last year). And besides, wouldn't that "weakness" translate into worse performance at CF since he has more ground to cover there?

Alireza said...

"I don't know about Kemp having a "weakness" in judging flyballs. Sure there are better but Kemp has looked pretty good this year fielding (and better than last year). And besides, wouldn't that "weakness" translate into worse performance at CF since he has more ground to cover there?"

Kemp's biggest documented weakness is at judging straight on fly balls. That becomes even worse in RF where such balls are also coming at an angle. I am sure his new contacts have helped, but Kemp's main issues are related to depth perception.

Nic j said...

I'm tryng to stare down pierre. Maybe he will pull something and ethier will have to play.

Nic j said...

Damn wasn't food supposed to be cheaper at the ravine this year?

Nic j said...

Watching matt kemp and pierre play catch is hilarious.

Orel said...

So much for roughing Peavy up in the first.

Nic j said...

The lady behind me keeps calling him cosmonaut.

Orel said...

Kershaw rockin' the chinstrap tonight.

Orel said...

Funny, Nic!

Orel said...

I wonder if next Thursday's radio giveaway only tunes in to one station, like last year's helmet radios.

Orel said...

Martin smoked it but right at Burke. When you're down, you're down.

Booger said...

Awesome!

Carrow's is having a $10 prime rib dinner!

Booger said...

I blame Martin's struggles on his Smokin-HOT girlfriend!!

Orel said...

Siddown, Peavy!

Orel said...

We should all have such troubles, Booger.

Natalie said...

Vin is giving props to Nancy Bea. :)

Orel said...

Beautiful barehand by Blake to a nice scoop by Loney!

Booger said...

Batting tall, Tall in the lineup, swinging bats the size of toothpicks.....

Orel said...

Nancy Bea is kind of underrated. I wonder if all stadiums have in-house organists?

Natalie said...

I imagine organists are a rarity now. She definitely doesn't get enough props. She does things people don't even notice. I remember going to a game last year against the Pirates, and she was playing a Pirates Life for Me before the game. I got such a kick out of it, and I wonder how many people noticed.

Orel said...

Peavy's got our # so far. 7 in a row retired.

Orel said...

Wanted: Throwback Days at Dodger Stadium (SoSG)

Orel said...

Wow, Juan Pierre breaks up the no-hitter!

Orel said...

Another liner right to a guy.

Nic j said...

Robbed again.

Booger said...

Pierre is a joke, Kemp would have caught that.

Orel said...

Seems that Pierre had a chance to catch that.

Nic j said...

I think kemp would have caught that.

Orel said...

Aflac: Who holds the Dodgers record for pinch hits in 1 year?

Orel said...

Kershaw is off tonight.

Orel said...

Manny on the track!

Fred's Brim said...

Dave Hansen?

Orel said...

Aflac: Dave Hansen, 18 in 1993

Orel said...

Nice job, FB!

Penos Cabell said...

The rain is really starting to come down

Fred's Brim said...

mlb tv and gamecasts just arent working for me tonight :/ trying to follow things on here

Fred's Brim said...

yay! Dave was the Andy LaRoche of an earlier generation. never knew why he never got a real shot.

Fred's Brim said...

If CK can keep it close, I think we can wear down Peavy and beat these bums

Penos Cabell said...

I agree Fred. It might be a while before we see runs.

Penos Cabell said...

Kemp. Breaking ball. Forget it.

Orel said...

Well, it feels like we should be losing but there's no score. So that's good.

Fred's Brim said...

these gamecasts are wack right now - i cant follow the game. i'll come back and check the score later

Orel said...

You can take Matt Kemp out of center field, but you can't take the center fielder out of Matt Kemp! Or whatever!

Orel said...

8-pitch 1-2-3 inning for CK. Nice.

Penos Cabell said...

We've got a pitching dual.

Steve Sax said...

Nice grab of that Peavy flare by Kemp. Man, he is taking great routes this year.

I also loved how Pierre was in the picture from the start, and Kemp ran his way into the camera shot (and the play).

Let's get our second hit, Dodgers!

Orel said...

Still raining.

Wicks said...

Can we haz some hits?

Orel said...

Jake Peavy says: no.

Orel said...

Still, he's not owning us like Lincecum did. At least we're making some contact.

Orel said...

Nice try, Hairston.

Steve Sax said...

Hairston can't believe he was just rung up by Kershaw...

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, natalie, you guys still here?

Steve Sax said...

With regards to your earlier comment about Nancy Bea, not all stadiums (stadia?) have in-house organists.

If the Dodgers wanted to be generous, I suppose they could become an organ player donor.

Penos Cabell said...

Anyone have a pitch count on Kershaw?

Steve Sax said...

Orel, it raining out where you are? I'm feeling a couple of drops.

NicJ, where are you sitting? Are you soaked?

Steve Sax said...

Shoot, that was a tough play for Furcal/Loney. Padre on second with two out in the sixth.

Orel said...

Tough error for Furcal. Loney could have had that.

Steve Sax said...

"kershaw's in the 70s as far as his pitch count." --Vin

Penos Cabell said...

Much better throw by Furcal.

Orel said...

It's dry here, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, meager minds never differ.

Penos Cabell said...

Thanks Steve

Steve Sax said...

Vin's way off, or MLB Gameday is off--they say 90 pitches for Kershaw.

Orel said...

Wow, Kershaw already at 90 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

I don't know why they're television advertising the Serie Azul, when the press release came out today that they're canceling that game (I think) due to this swine flu hysteria.

Natalie said...

I'm still here, Steve. Threw this together for our 6th inning rally. Not my best work, but we'll see it if works.

Pierre, Furcal, and Hudson are due up.
We can get some runs if Peavy has a hiccup.
With Clayton pitching so well, we can win this game.
At the end of the night, "Dodgers Win," Vin will proclaim.

Orel said...

Vin just corrected himself on the pitch count. Peavy at 62 at the start of this inning.

Steve Sax said...

Penos, you thanked me for the bad information...and Vin just corrected himself by stating the 90 pitch count.

Peavy's at 64, including two pitches to Pierre so far (0 and 2 the count)

Orel said...

Nice, Natalie!

Steve Sax said...

Slappy grounds to Scrappy.

And I'm not happy.

Penos Cabell said...

I thought you're info was correct Steve. Clayton looks much better tonight than he did in his last start. I wish the Dodgers could geta run here.

Isn't Furcal due for a day off?

Steve Sax said...

Furcal is matting .242 now.

Martin is right on Mendoza.

Ugh.

Penos Cabell said...

C'mon Manny!

Steve Sax said...

I love Furcal's D and speed, but I think he needs a day off...at the Slam-O cages over by the 405.

Steve Sax said...

O-Dog with the two-out single!

Come on Manny, stick a dagger with a home run!

Penos Cabell said...

Russell Martin could join him

Steve Sax said...

COL 0, SF 2, top 6th
AZ beat the Brewers 5-2

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Manny (0-2 count).

We should run Hudson

Steve Sax said...

1-2 count to Manny. We should still run Hudson.

Steve Sax said...

Manny Ks

Penos Cabell said...

Wow. Peavy is on is game.

Steve Sax said...

100.

Natalie said...

Blast!

Penos Cabell said...

Does Kershaw come back out for another inning?

Steve Sax said...

Crap, you aced me out there PC --> Nice.

Orel said...

You don't see Manny strike out more than once in a game often.

Steve Sax said...

This menopause Jack in the Box woman is going to give me nightmares.

Penos Cabell said...

Thats the cue for someone to begin warming up

Orel said...

I like how Juan Pierre grabbed the ball in front of Manny, like he was saying, "Here, let me throw it! I've got a cannon!"

Penos Cabell said...

It looks like it stopped raining

Steve Sax said...

"So Henry and his tattoos go back to the dugout" --Vin, as Blanco is called out on strikes

Penos Cabell said...

Nice catch

Orel said...

Juan Pierre looks like he's riding a unicycle out there.

Steve Sax said...

what the hell route was that for Juan Pierre? "The breeze just lifted it," said Vin. Come on, Juan's routes are insane.

At least he made the play, though!

Penos Cabell said...

Very impressive

Orel said...

Way to hold it together, Peavy.

Orel said...

I mean Kershaw, oops.

Natalie said...

Kudos to Kershaw.

Orel said...

Much better version of GBA tonight.

Orel said...

Kershaw at 99 pitches. Does he come out for the eighth?

Steve Sax said...

99 Pitches for Minotaur through 7. Well done, Clayton.

Now get him the win, boys!!!

Penos Cabell said...

I would hate to see the Belisario or Ohman ruin this great pitching performance

Steve Sax said...

PC, when you said "that's the cue for someone to start warming up" back there, I hope you weren't referring to my comment directly before that about the freaky menopausal woman.

Penos Cabell said...

Thats funny. No, actually I thought Torre would get someoneup in the bullpen after Kershaw gave up the double

Penos Cabell said...

95 pitches for Peavy

Penos Cabell said...

Has Martin's BA dipped under .200 yet?

Penos Cabell said...

Thanks for answering my question Vin.

Steve Sax said...

Boy, this Peavy kid is pretty good.

And Vin just noticed that Martin is at the .200 mark.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I hate MLB T.V. I wish I had cable/satellite. :(

Natalie said...

I'm growing weary of this Peavy fellow.

Steve Sax said...

And now Martin is at .198.

Penos Cabell said...

Sad. Very sad. I feel bad for Russell.

Penos Cabell said...

Very impressive outing for Clayton.

Steve Sax said...

That's a brutal ND for Kershaw. Good work, Clayton.

Now come on, Belly.

Penos Cabell said...

WillohMan warming up in the bullpen.

Penos Cabell said...

Hairston HBP.

Orel said...

Belisario up to his old tricks?

Orel said...

Whose bullpen can collapse first?

Penos Cabell said...

The Dodgers look like they want to blow it first

Orel said...

Whoa, Vin says Kuo threw two warmup pitches out of the bullpen tonight.

Penos Cabell said...

Kuo must be ready for his annual elbow surgery.

Orel said...

Ohman K's Adrian Gonzalez. Nice.

Penos Cabell said...

Big out.

Orel said...

Well done, O-Man.

Penos Cabell said...

NIce job Ohman.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I just learned about that DirecTV Score Guide by pushing the red button. Wow!

Cool feature. I'm glad they prompted me on screen.

Natalie said...

Nice. Now come on boys. I KNOW you can score!!

Orel said...

Bud Black's riding Peavy.

Orel said...

Ethier sighting!

fanerman said...

Someone run out on the field and get their picture taken with Andre!!!

Steve Sax said...

Andre HR, I called it here first

Steve Sax said...

How hilarious would it be if the Padres catcher, Blanco, stood up and put his arm around Ethier to pose for a picture.

Orel said...

"Peavy and Kershaw, they figure out to battle each other many times through the years." —Vin

Not if the Padres trade Peavy to an AL team.

Penos Cabell said...

The ball just isn't carrying tonight.

Orel said...

We need Morganna the Picture-Taking Bandit.

Steve Sax said...

The Dodgers' best chance was with Ramirez on first, letting Loney swing on a 3-0 count. That was in the fourth. Since then, I can't recall a threat on base.

Ethier tags it, but it's just short. No worries, here comes JP for the Slap HR.

Penos Cabell said...

slappy

Steve Sax said...

On to the ninth, 0-0.

Steve Sax said...

We lost NicJ a while ago. His iPhone must have run out of juice.

Steve Sax said...

DO NOT BELIEVE THE COMMERCIALS

Serie Azul has been postponed

Just another example of McCourt throwing his ad money away...

Steve Sax said...

I don't know about you guys, but I think this swine flu thing is a little out of control.

fanerman said...

Look at those side burns and tremble.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brox overcame the ump and struck out Kouz

Orel said...

You mean the H1N1/hybrid flu*.

*This message brought to you by the Pork Growers Association of America.

Steve Sax said...

Well done, KC Blake

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe Biden may have single-handedly killed the airline industry

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brox gets him

Orel said...

Jonathan Broxton: Fear My Sideburns

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, Jody G.

But not too sorry.

Bottom of the ninth! NOW you play "Don't Stop Believing"!

Orel said...

When is Lakers/Rockets Game 1?

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, MrLASF, the airline industry was doing great these past eight years.

Orel said...

Why do I feel worse for Peavy than Kershaw?

Steve Sax said...

finally, Peavy is gone...

former Dodger Duaner Sanchez is in!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, when the vp says he wouldn't let anyone in his family fly, that kills a lot of progress

Natalie said...

Orel: Monday

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now they can break out against the Friars

Natalie said...

Good Start, Raffy.

Steve Sax said...

Yippee ki yay, mini sirloin burgers! Leadoff single for Furcal.

Orel said...

Raffy singles! Here we go! Again! Again! Again!

Orel said...

thanks Nat

Natalie said...

Blast!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, that hurts

Steve Sax said...

O-Dog forces Furcal. Why the bunt?

Now Hudson's gotta steal second.

Orel said...

Risky play by Sanchez pays off. It'll be moot, though, when Manny homers.

Orel said...

Sanchez might have hurt his own case by getting Furcal—no place to put Manny.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Manny.....

Natalie said...

Let's Go Dodgers! Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap!!

Orel said...

He was going to walk Manny anyway.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hudson goes to second. That just creates an excuse to walk Manny. The universe has balanced out.

Steve Sax said...

There we go, Hudson at second...

...and exactly your point Orel, they're walking Manny.

Come on Loney.

Steve Sax said...

Natalie, your last three claps are syncopated differently, right?

Natalie said...

Orlando looks like he's upset that he took second.

Steve Sax said...

Or are they steady-paced claps?

Natalie said...

Yes, they are. Clap... Clap. ClapClapClap.

Steve Sax said...

Show me the meaning of being Loney

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney's got some weight on his shoulders

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Natalie. I'm clapping along with you.

Steve Sax said...

0-1 count. Well at least we know James won't swing on a 3-0 count this time.

Steve Sax said...

NO WAY was that a strike. 0-2.

Steve Sax said...

I sense GIDP, sadly.

Steve Sax said...

200

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