Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Doubleheader Games 19/20 Thread: April 27 @ Mets, 1p

"What insurance is that, Yogi?"


ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra visits the Dodgers locker room.

GAME 1: Hiroki Kuroda (2-0, 2.18) vs. Johan Santana (2-1, 2.59).
GAME 2: Charlie Haeger (0-2, 6.46) vs. Oliver Perez (0-2, 3.71).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Doubleheader! Yesterday's rainout afforded the Dodger bullpen some valuable downtime. And Kuroda and Haeger are the two starters most capable of going deep into games. So far, so good. The bad news? The splendid Santana, off to a strong start this season, and Haeger pitching on three days' rest.

Offensively, the Mets are getting it done despite the absence of Carlos Beltran and slow starts by David Wright and Jose Reyes. The Dodger bats are looking to rebound from a rough weekend in D.C., but with humidity in the air and Citi Field's low park factor, home runs may not be on the menu.

UPDATE 3:46p: I can't let this (what appears to be tracking toward a) losing GT stand. I'm making a new one for Game 2. --SoSG Sax

photos by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

126 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Looks like the rain has abated in NYC

Fred's Brim said...

but it'll be cold and windy. I wonder how that will affect the knuckler, and the amount of beer I consume

Jason said...

Now if only MLB Network would broadcast the entire double header...

Orel said...

"Getting ready for three Dodger-Mets games in 24 hours. Even Ernie Banks would say that's too much." —Ken Levine

J. Steve said...

Foxsports.com has a video interview with Matt Kemp. It looks like it was filmed yesterday at Citi Field. It's about 10 minutes long and starts about a minute in.

http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=549972e6-ee84-4fbe-819a-600ec914b670

Chris Rose asks him a trivia question and I'm curious as to whether anyone here knows the answer off hand:
Who did Matt Kemp hit his 3 grand slams off of last year?

Fred's Brim said...

Chris Rose is tough to listen to

Fred's Brim said...

Props to Matt for putting up with that shit

J. Steve said...

The interview itself was brutal. I thought Matt did pretty well despite Chris Rose.

Steve Dittmore said...

I've been out of action on the road last week but am tying to get back on the threads this week.

Bad news: Spent 6 hours in the Atlanta airport Saturday waiting for a crew. Good news: traded Tweets with our old friend Deltalina

http://bit.ly/byo7WU

Steve Sax said...

Fred's Brim: stay warm! And if you email is pix from the game, I'll put them up for the second game GT.

karen said...

Doubleheader today, Lakers tonite. Does it get any better?

MR. F said...

3 wins in those 3 games would be nice.

karen said...

@Mr. F
Yes that would be nice

Josh S. said...

Almost forgot about the game. Waiting for Gameday Audio to fire up.

Josh S. said...

Hey Steiner, why are we "underway" after the first out and not the first pitch?

koufax said...

im dying right now sitting in class, heading to the games in like 1 hr

Orel said...

Steve D.: That's pretty cool that she responded!

koufax said...

james loney with a stolen base!

koufax said...

lot of balls in that arm tonight

koufax said...

come on hiiiirrrrooooooooo

koufax said...

i feel like im talking to myself, but i dont really mind

MR. F said...

At least Johann is having to make pitches.

MR. F said...

Hopefully we can get something to show for it.

koufax said...

well atleast santana's pitch count is now at 50 through 2

Steve Dittmore said...

@Orel ... yeah, as long as the Mrs. does not think I'm having a fling a flight attendant

Nice 9-pitch AB for Kuroda. 49 pitches from Santana thru 2 innings.

Jason said...

Steiner: "When is the last time Johan Santana walked the bases loaded?"

Me after 45 seconds of research: May 27. 2009, 4th inning vs Nationals

They still have stat runners on Dodgers broadcasts right?

Josh S. said...

I think Steiner also called Ike Davis Mike Davis.

koufax said...

i went to the cubs mets game last week and dropped an ike davis liner, hurt the hand a bit. not a huge fan of him right now.

Casey said...

This has disaster written all over it.

Steve Dittmore said...

Really? Kuroda intentionally walks a guy hitting .179 with 0 RBIs to face a guy whose hit 3 HR already

Jason said...

Well that didn't seem to go according to plan.

Casey said...

This whole team has the yips.

koufax said...

keep swinging raffy, maybe you will give him a cold

Steve Dittmore said...

Crap. Santana remembered how to throw strikes.

karen said...

Reeeeeeed!

koufax said...

a hit!

koufax said...

a big hit

Josh S. said...

So, the games are on two different channels? PT now and KCAL later. Wasn't tonight's game supposed to be on ESPN?

Josh S. said...

OK, now I hate Ike Davis too.

Jason said...

@Josh - Game 2 is on MLB Network. I think last night might have been the ESPN telecast.

Josh S. said...

Logically, Kemp should be hitting cleanup, but he's kinda terrible when he hits there.

koufax said...

wasted opportunities

Orel said...

Nothing like stranding a guy at third. Props to Johnson for the triple, at least.

koufax said...

a hit!

koufax said...

well at least we will have a shot at their bullpen soon

Josh S. said...

Dammit.

Josh S. said...

Anyone else notice how the offense dried up at almost the exact moment the press picked up on how potent the offense had been?

It can't just be Manny's absence.

NicJ said...

Damn you Steiner. Got my hopes up.

karen said...

Matty needs to go back to the 2 slot

Josh S. said...

Zzzzzzzzzz...

dodgerbobble said...

Johann smashed that. Dre holding him to a single.

Neeebs said...

I'm stuck at the San Jose airport. Can I get a quick update?

Steve Sax said...

1) Dodgers down 2-0
2) We have four hits but keep stranding runners right and left
3) It's cold out there
4) San Jose Airport is really small

karen said...

@Neeebs 2-0 Mets, bottom of 6th

dodgerbobble said...

GIDP

Steve Sax said...

Hiro is batting through here

Steve Sax said...

Called strikeout to end the B6th with two on. Way to go, Hiro (only 87 pitches).

He's not only our #1, he's only 1 of 3 at this stage

MR. F said...

2-0 Mets through 6.

Steve Sax said...

Dear Dodger Bats,

It might be nice if you decide to show up this game, after taking the last couple of games off, and having a day off yesterday.

Sincerely,
SoSG Steve Sax

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, are you near Peet's Coffee in Terminal A, or Martini Monkey in Terminal C?

And where the hell is Terminal B, anyway?

Neeebs said...

Thanks for the update. As for airports, these days smaller is better. 30 second wait thru security. Unfortunately I'm going to hit rush hour traffic at LA.

Go Dodger Blue.

Steve Sax said...

Santana gone after 115 pitches of no-run ball through six. Fernando Nieve is on the mound for the Metropolitans.

Steve Sax said...

Metrosexuals?

karen said...

Anderson sucks

Steve Sax said...

Jamey Carroll is 1-for-1 today with two walks

GA PHs for HK but Ks. WTF?

one out

Steve Sax said...

Let's play meet the new SoSG reader. karen, tell us a little about yourself!

Josh S. said...

Argh. If Steiner tell me one more time that this game wasn't even on the schedule 24 hours ago, I will reach out and throttle him through the internet.

WE KNOW IT'S A MAKEUP GAME.

Steve Sax said...

nieve's pitches to Raffy are right down the gullet, why isn't he connecting?

Steve Sax said...

four straight fouls for the raff-meister

Josh S. said...

Metroplexes?

Casey said...

Torturous game.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal GIDP to end the inning. We are cursed.

We will not score again

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have scored no runs in their last 16 innings

And one run in their last 22 innings

karen said...

I live in Redlands, I'm 39 and I'm in advertising sales.

Neeebs said...

Peets.

I was thinking the same thing about Terminal B. WTF

Steve Sax said...

Link promptly gives the Mets rancho ardiendo. None out, B7.

This is going to be a disaster.

Josh S. said...

Link broken.

Josh S. said...

Man, Tron just loves running up other guys ERAs, doesn't he?

Josh S. said...

F this noise. Stepping away for a bit.

Neeebs said...

Karen and Betsy have become the new Karina and Erin.

Our longtime resident ladies have been AWOL this season.

Steve Sax said...

Hello Karen. I can relate to one of those three points (and you can guess it's not Redlands)

Steve Sax said...

Mets 4 LA 0, still none out in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

troncoso can't find the plate here

Steve Sax said...

I'm assuming

in play, out(s)

means no runs, right?

Steve Sax said...

yes it does. one out, men on second and third.

Neeebs said...

At least we can redeem later today.

Steve Sax said...

only that fourth pitch looked intentional on gameday. that looked like three straight misses for Tron.

Somewhere, Jonathan Broxton slumbers.

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, I'm assuming you're talking about the Laker game

Steve Sax said...

Tron gets the Wright stuffed, but Torre opts for the old lefty-lefty matchup and brings in Sherrill with the bases juiced and two out, facing Ike Davis

Neeebs said...

Been ordered to turn off the Blackberry. Catch you on the So Cal side.

Steve Sax said...

Sherrill gets the fly out for the third out. Way to go, Flat Breezy!

Sherrill's ERA drops to 7.71!

Josh S. said...
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Steve Sax said...

We could have used that double earlier, but I'll take it now I suppose

Steve Sax said...

Kemp Ks on three straight called pitches. Yay.

Josh S. said...

What's up with Matty?

karen said...

Another blown opportunity

Steve Sax said...

17 innings of no-run ball for the Dodgers

NicJ said...

Maybe the dodgers didn't hear that they were playing a double header today.

Steve Sax said...

Fred's Brim, if you're at the game, send me a pic!

Steve Sax said...

100

Josh S. said...

Oh good, with Tatis pinch-hitting, there's no way for him to hit two grand slams in the same inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're really not that good, are we?

karen said...

A good inning from Ortiz?

dodgerbobble said...

Wow. 1-2-3 inning for Ortiz.

Steve Sax said...

will the Dodgers be shutout twice in a row?

Josh S. said...

We're better than THIS, MLASF. I just think the recent struggles are starting to get into their heads and no one is stepping up to change things.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's the wait time between this game and the next?

dodgerbobble said...

SAD.

karen said...

Why do we put ourselves through this?

Josh S. said...

Disaster.

dodgerbobble said...

Joe Torre needs to wake these guys up.

Josh S. said...

I don't have high hopes for Game 2, unless they somehow come out pissed off about getting embarrassed.

rbnlaw said...

@MLASF
Not long enough.

Has Dusty given the death line to this game yet? If not I will:
Fuck me in the armpit!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers better win or else I'm putting my fist through a wall.

dodgerbobble said...

Switch to KCAL.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Johnson 7
Loney 3
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Belliard 5
DeWitt 4
Carroll 6
Ellis 2
Haeger 1

NicJ said...

No errors in the first game. That's something.

Josh S. said...

That's the lineup? Woof.

Josh S. said...

Whoa. Ned sounds pissed at Kemp. (Soundbite on Dodger Talk from his appearance on Peter Tilden this morning.)

karen said...

Maybe Matty is fighting with Rhi-Rhi

Casey said...

Ugh, this new lineup is positively Grady-esque.

Steve Sax said...

New GT up top for the afternoon game.

karen said...

DejaVu all over again

karen said...

C'mon SoSGers. All is not so bleak!

I hope.

karen said...

3-2

karen said...

GAME TIED!!!