Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Game 61 Thread: June 10 vs. Padres, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 19 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 19-12

Andre go boom.

Clayton Kershaw (3-4, 4.26) vs. Kevin Correia (2-4, 5.13).

COMMENTS: CK vs. KC. The Dodgers aim for a season-high 21 games over .500 tonight after last night's pleasantly refreshing display of power. For the Pads, the 28-year-old Correia continues to be statistically pretty much the same slightly below-average pitcher he was with the Giants. Meanwhile, the Dodgers' 21-year-old Kershaw looks to develop his ability to pitch deeper into games. He's 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA lifetime against San Diego.

photo by Amber Matsumoto/Dodgers

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Steve Sax said...

Re: the Ethier photo

What's the matter, Matsumoto?

Steve Sax said...

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

Let's see if Ethier can keep up the hot hand in the three-hole.

Neeebs said...

Are you permitted to use the terms, "hot hand" and "three-hole" in the same sentence?

Neeebs said...

BTW, do you still like my avatar?

Loney Fan said...

I think it is time for a change Neeebs

Josh S. said...

I'm going to go ahead and predict that one of the five guys who didn't homer last night will homer tonight.

Will there be guys on base? Only time will tell.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More Kemp in the 8-hole. At least Martin isn't batting cleanup.

Nic j said...

what are the chances of a meteorite hitting fenway right about now?

Im just saying...

fanerman said...

Is there something going on in Fenway? Besides the Red Sox and Yankees playing, and all the blah blah hoopla to go along with it?

Neeebs said...

LoneyFan: OK you get to choose the avatar today: 1) New Spock; 2) Alien Clint Howard, 3) Greedo; or 4) Anna Kornakova

You only have until 6:00 pm until I leave the office.

Neeebs said...

I wonder if the eight-hole has the most HRs on the team. After all, Kemp hit one last night, and Blake hit most of his in the eight spot.

I'm sure there are statistics out there to determine how many HRs are hit per spot in the Dodger batting order.

Steve Sax said...

I think one of the other blogs had info on just this, about a week or so ago...

fanerman said...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=LAD&year=2009#lineu

According to that, the Dodgers have 10 HR's frome the 8-spot and 3-spot. So yeah, the 8-spot is tied for the most home runs hit.

rbnlaw said...

Yes, Sax, but we are loyal only to the SoSG, so we never would have seen it.
Besides, MSTI has been rather cynical lately.

rbnlaw said...

Trump to Miss California:
"Yer Fired!"

Neeebs said...

So I guess we put our power in the eight and three holes, eh?

Ethier and Kemp...I'll go for that.

Alex Cora said...

Matsumoto wont be able to watch this game...

Mama said...

Think I'm gonna leave soonish. I'll be pissed if I don't get my cooler bag. I missed this year's blanket by 10 minutes.

rbnlaw said...

Neebs,
Tom Pacorek? (sp?)

rbnlaw said...

Paciorek. Got it.

karina said...

You didn't ask for my opinion, but i'd choose Greedo, though i think i might be late.

Have fun guys and comment a lot! i don't think i'll make to the game, going to this birthday party.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't the Yankees and Red Sox play 18 times during the season?

Orel said...

It's time for Dodger baseball!

Orel said...

SF 1, ARI 1, top 2

Orel said...

Gwynn picks up where he left off. Leadoff single.

Nic j said...

gwynn is a bit of a pest, he is doing his father proud.

Orel said...

MSB singles. Here we go again.

Nic j said...

this looks familiar.

Alireza said...

I worry that this game is de ja vu for the starting pitcher.

Alireza said...

Of course, Tony actually pulled this one. He father is probably frowning on that.

Alireza said...

Oooooh. Pitch 3 was right on the top of the letters.

Alireza said...

Yes Clayton, we get it. Adrian can't hit the inside fastball against a lefty. If you can't throw it for strikes, don't keep trying.

Orel said...

Sacks juiced, no out.

Alireza said...

Russ, get out there and settle your lefty down.

Nic j said...

all we need is a triple play

Nic j said...

that sucks.

Nic j said...

his foot was on the bag.

Alireza said...

Nic - Make it better and have it be an unassisted triple play :-P. Then again, Gameday would probably blow up.

Shit.

Orel said...

Vin pointing out that in getting the out by tagging Kouz, Loney actually hurt his own case.

Alireza said...

Damn Eisenreichmanof again.

Nic j said...

it looked like he was on the bag and made the tag.

Andrew said...

His foot was on the bag and he tagged the runner...how do you miss that?

Orel said...

Then the outs canceled each other out.

Alireza said...

In some ways, it is better that the sacks are still juiced with a GB/K pitcher like Kershaw. This way, they can force at the plate.

Alireza said...

Personally, I'd like a shallow fly to Kemp or Ethier and Eckstein to get thrown out

Nic j said...

if MSB was a normal height he would be out cold on the liner.

Alireza said...

Just throw a hard one down the middle Clayton and see if Headley can catch up.

Orel said...

Nice pop-up. Now all we need is a DP.

Nic j said...

1 out. lets get a double play ball.

Alireza said...

Wow. Gameday actually called the infield fly rule.

Nic j said...

damn, 2 runs.

Alireza said...

HE HITS .211 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

Alireza said...

Damn Clayton, throw more curves like that and you aren't in this position.

Nic j said...

hope they didnt pack the homerun bats for the roadtrip yet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This does not bode well.

Orel said...

Ah yes, no inning is complete without a WP.

Alireza said...

Damn it Clayton

Nic j said...

finally.

lets get it back.

Orel said...

FINALLY

2-0 isn't bad, all things considered.

Steve Sax said...

34 f'ing pitches to get through the Padres' first inning. Come on, Clayton. Buck up!

Alireza said...

Thank goodness that is over and thank goodness Hank White never saw a high enough heater to swing at.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now let's see how the bats are doing.

Steve Sax said...

60 comments through a half-inning. At this rate we'll have 1020 comments for the GT.

Orel said...

Wilson does a Forkal! Beast Mode on first!

Steve Sax said...

JP reaches!

Orel said...

"60 comments through a half-inning. At this rate we'll have 1020 comments for the GT."

And Kershaw will be out of the game by the fourth.

Alireza said...

BEAST MODE.

Alireza said...

With all the fastball hitters on the Dodgers, I have to believe they will feast on Correia.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan steals second

Alireza said...

Steal bases like Juan Pierre

Alireza said...

Moved him over on the jam shot.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog grounds out, advances Juan to third.

Orel said...

Only a single? Ethier's slumping.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier's back!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, you only got an RBI single and not a two-run HR. Hit the showers.

Just kidding! 2-1 Pads

Alireza said...

NO PICTURES MODE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Mailman delivers again.

Steve Sax said...

Loney needs to atone for his 0-fer night last night

Orel said...

Dodgers MVP: Josh Wilson

Alireza said...

BEARD MODE TIME.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for Blake to get his 10th homer.

Orel said...

So many modes!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My cynical nature has transfered from Ethier to Martin.

Alireza said...

Wow, Correia reached back for that one.

Steve Sax said...

are they pitching around russ to get to raffy?

Orel said...

Marikym sighting!

Steve Sax said...

nope, and 55 strands two RISP.

2-1 after one frame.

Steve Sax said...

DEPECHE MODE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TRANSVERSE MODE

Orel said...

WALK MODE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's how you get back on the horse, Kershaw. Walk the #8 hitter.

Nic j said...

i'd like to report a missing strike zone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, one more foul bunt.

Alireza said...

Nic - Absolutely right. Kershaw struck Wilson out with a proper zone.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton has 4 outs and 45 pitches. At this rate, he may not even make it to the fourth inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gwynn's uniform gives him superstrength.

Alireza said...

This ump is allergic to calling strikes.

Orel said...

Just hit Eckstein and get it over with.

Alireza said...

One thing I like that is going to serve Clayton well is that he is able to change speeds on that heater.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's David vs...Clayton.

Nic j said...

nice play by raffy.

Orel said...

vintage Raffy

Alireza said...

Orel - LOL. I'd actually prefer that with Eisenreichmanof.

Orel said...

Hmmm, is Furcal loosening up?

Nic j said...

hey look at that! a single by furcal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FORKAL MODE

Nic j said...

mattie like that strike call.

Nic j said...

didnt

Alireza said...

Furkey's .768 OPS so far in June is looking up a bit.

Alireza said...

BTW, I would have been kicked out if I was Matt Kemp and that last pitch was called a strike.

Steve Sax said...

raffy singles. too bad Martin couldn't have reached last inning...

Nic j said...

warning track

Steve Sax said...

holy crap, MR LA SF, "transverse mode" is pretty f'ing serious stuff. Nice pull.

Alireza said...

It is one thing if the ump is calling a crap zone for everyone. In this game, however, Clayton is getting squeezed and Correia is getting a Glavine/Maddux zone.

Steve Sax said...

two-run JP home run, right here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan didn't waste any time.

Alireza said...

That last AB was a bad sign from Pierre.

Steve Sax said...

ground out to MSB. Same thing.

2-1 after two.

Alireza said...

Kershaw needs to K Adrian. That will dial him in.

Neeebs said...

This game has a last night feel.

Alireza said...

Oh FFS, that isn't a cutter Gameday, it is a change up. Interesting that he is using it a fair bit today.

Alireza said...

That was a clinic on how to pitch Adrian Gonzalez. Lets see Clayton do that some more.

Nic j said...

damn

Alireza said...

My goodness. Kouzmanoff can't hit against anyone but the Dodgers.

Alireza said...

Another strike. I really hope MLB keeps its promise and uses Gameday to keep the Umps honest.

Nic j said...

damn again.

Alireza said...

Wow. Kershaw has thrown three strikes in a row and the ump hasn't called one.

Alireza said...

That was f'ing gross. The only reason that run scored is because the umpire is a moron.

Nic j said...

woo, that was close. That was a pretty good shot.

Nic j said...

oh come on, that curve looked good.

Alireza said...

If the Dodgers lose this game, please entitle the post-game thread "Jim Reynolds has no business behind home plate"

Neeebs said...

The Kershaw learning curve in progress.

Alireza said...

If Lou Pinella was the Dodgers' manager, he would have already been tossed.

Orel said...

I think we'll see Weaver tonight.

Nic j said...

i think the ump has a rule that curveballs cannot be strikes.

weaver warming up

Alireza said...

This is a goddamn Susan Powter game. Stop the insanity.

Nic j said...

come on kid, get this.... kid

Alireza said...

Come on Minotaur, smoke him.

Nic j said...

at least the pitcher is up now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw's really struggling today.

Alireza said...

Wow. F'ing wow. Another strike called as a ball. If I were Kershaw, I would have an ulcer by now.

Alireza said...

MLSF - Not really. The only thing he is struggling with are the calls by the umpire.

Nic j said...

mid-batter pitching change?

Nic j said...

and there you go dear. 2-0 weaver in.

Alireza said...

Nic - Why would they do that with the pitcher up?

Nic j said...

poor kid.

Alireza said...

This is a joke. Kershaw should have 4 Ks and be at about 68 pitches right now. The umpire has ruined this game.

Nic j said...

clay just want hitting the zone, two pitches way low.

in that at bat at least.

Alireza said...

I feel like starting "Fire Joe Torre Now"

Alireza said...

Nic - Take a look at the Gameday of Headly's AB, as well as Blanco's and Wilson's. Then look at earlier innings. This umpire is terrible.

Nic j said...

someone get clayton some cotton candy, he looks so sad.

Nic j said...

yeah true, but there is nothing you can do about a bad ump.

Orel said...

Jeff Weaver is The Cleaner.

Nic j said...

hey look at that the strike zone got big again!

Steve Sax said...

Nice job weaver, bailing minotaur out

Alireza said...

Martin or Ausmus should go talk to him and remind him that there is nothing he can do about a loser umpire.

Alireza said...

The pitches Weaver had called for strikes would have been balls if Kershaw was pitching.

Fred's Brim said...

you can have you catcher "miss" a high fastball...

Alireza said...

Fred's Brim - I saw that clip by that HS pitcher too.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah that was rough

Nic j said...

Maybe its Leslie Nielsen behind the plate.

was the queen scheduled to attend this game?

Alireza said...

Honestly, if Martin missed a Kershaw fastball, the ump would be in the hospital and that isn't good for anyone.

Fred's Brim said...

of course not, Ali. it was just a joke

Steve Sax said...

Miserable outing for CK. But only a 2-run deficit!

Nic j said...

haha i love the VIn voiceover for MSB

Nic j said...

two straight foul balls off of MSB, ouch.

Alireza said...

I just hope MSB doesn't pull a Ray Durham and jack a homer after hurting himself on the foul.

Steve Sax said...

Charley steiner makes an ethel merman reference. Yeah, he's cool with the kids.

MSB injury delay.

Alireza said...

Is Weaver ever planning on throwing a breaking ball?

Nic j said...

haha, vin just said twitter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

About time he grounds out.

Orel said...

"Honestly, if Martin missed a Kershaw fastball, the ump would be in the hospital and that isn't good for anyone."

It would be good for the hospital.

Alireza said...

I can't watch Gonzalez' combined with Weaver's penchant for giving up gopher balls.

Orel said...

"Boy I've come a long way, to read about Facebook and Twitter and blogs." —Vin

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You don't have to watch much. That at-bat lasted all of one pitch.

Alireza said...

Just jammed him enough. Nice work Weave.

Steve Sax said...

Weaver with a solid 4th

Orel said...

Aflac: Who is the only player in Padres history to lead the N.L. in home runs?

Orel said...

answer: Fred McGriff (35 in 1992)

Nic j said...

come on russ, hit one out for your GF

Fred's Brim said...

time to start hitting this bum

Alireza said...

Yeah Russ. Show Marikym you can still hammer something other than her.

Alireza said...

Correia is living dangerously if he keeps throwing Martin fastballs.

Alireza said...

I wish someone would show Russ the film of his AB against Joe Saunders last year when he hit that monster shot. Or perhaps the one he hit off Burke Badenhop in Florida.

rbnlaw said...

Weaver to Kershaw:
That's how it's done.

Nic j said...

lets hope she was in line to get a dodger dog

Orel said...

How are we getting shut down by Kevin Correia?

rbnlaw said...

Badly fooled, Russ.

Alireza said...

I like that Russ was up there hacking. He needs to do that more.

Orel said...

Badenhop? Apodaca?

rbnlaw said...

Let's go, Forkal

Alireza said...

Orel - Actually, it was off Scott Olsen. Badenhop's name sticks out more.

rbnlaw said...

Looked like a strike from here

Neeebs said...

Im surprised that Dave Winfield never led the league in HRs as a Padre

Fred's Brim said...

ok i gotta hit the hay. i expect a 5-3 win for the good guys when I get up

Alireza said...

I think Furcal didn't realize that Correia could throw that hard.

rbnlaw said...

Someone needs to pitch in and get me one of those "Dodger Life" packages.

Josh S. said...

Late to the commenting party, but sadly, not to the game. Maybe some of that late inning magic will return.

Oh, and leave it to the ever-amazing Vin Scully to get me to admire the ever-annoying MSB.

Nic j said...

raffy looked a little pissed of there.

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