Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Game 59 Thread: June 8 vs. Cards, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (5-4, 3.63) vs. Chris Carpenter (7-1, 2.76).

COMMENTS: Yesterday was nice, but let's face it: It ain't happening again tonight. Still, success is possible, even against St. Louis' best.

"With a career 2.20 ERA in six starts against the Dodgers and a perfect 5-0 record when facing L.A., Carpenter appears primed for another dominant outing," says MLB.com. (Uh, make that regular-season starts.) So how can the Dodgers avoid fulfilling this prophesy?

With the exception of Blake DeWitt's home run, the Dodgers nickel-and-dimed their way to victory last night, and they'll have to do the same tonight to have a chance at winning. Carpenter's 2.79 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (fourth in the NL) means a lot of worm-killers, but his .269 BABIP also means some of those grounders might find a hole. Let's hope.

Also, this will serve as your Game Thread for Lakers @ Celtics (6 p.m. PT on ABC). Go Purple & Gold!

269 comments:

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Neeebs said...

New pitcher, different result.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

200

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT BUT YAY

Fred's Brim said...

yes there it is!!!

Neeebs said...

Manny in perpetuity.

Fred's Brim said...

would Dre have scored? I am sure he was waiting to see if it was caught

karina said...

Manny!

Paul said...

Throwing the fastball to Manny. Negligence per se.

Neeebs said...

MLASF: Why are you down on Manny, other than his three week slump?

karen said...

Beard Power!

Neeebs said...

Rancho Ariendo Beard Style.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Because Manny has just sucked since coming off the DL.

Fred's Brim said...

take that, Casey!

Paul said...

2-0. Beard's count.

Fred's Brim said...

damn - that hurts there. we may need more than 1 run

Neeebs said...

MLASF: Unfortunately, its either Manny, GA or Johnson. I'll take a slumping Manny out of that mix.

Paul said...

El Rancho De Dewittiando.

Fred's Brim said...

come on, Blake, help us out here

Neeebs said...

The pitcher's beard was mightier than Casey's beard.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not saying that I don't want Manny. I just want him to be better.

Paul said...

You can't pick off the James!!!

Neeebs said...

#33, I want 3 runs this inning.

Neeebs said...

MLASF: A few more dingers would be nice too, eh?

Fred's Brim said...

keep fighting, Blake!

Neeebs said...

Dang.

Paul said...

Way to protect your plate De Witt

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd settle for just some hits.

Fred's Brim said...

fudge - i don't like that. I reallllly hope that doesnt come back to bite us in the arse

TheArtistFormallyKnownAsSpanky said...

It's on Broxton.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh - nervous time

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Vin with the HR jinx

Paul said...

Man tough AB

Neeebs said...

Fear no evil. Down goes Pujols.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boy that took a while.

Fred's Brim said...

SWING! 1 down

Paul said...

One big out!!

Fred's Brim said...

yikes that first pitch kind of hung there

TheArtistFormallyKnownAsSpanky said...

a single for nutboy

Fred's Brim said...

crap
damn Ludwick up again

Paul said...

Shit.

Fred's Brim said...

damn that one hung too

Paul said...

Man he is keeping things up.

karina said...

DP,DP,DP,DP...if you call then, they will come

Neeebs said...

Down goes Ludwick

Fred's Brim said...

wow he chased that nasty pitch. 2 down

Paul said...

Missing his fastball now. But another K!!

One more out and We make Party!!!!

Paul said...

One more strike. Finish him!!!!

Neeebs said...

Down goes Skippy. Dodgers win.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, we win! Twice!

karina said...

YAY!

Fred's Brim said...

YESSIR!!
great stab by Brox!

TheArtistFormallyKnownAsSpanky said...

WoW! what a night

Paul said...

Yes yes yes!!!

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was cool!
that was a lot better than those extra-inning 1-0 games vs the Snakes

Neeebs said...

I'm not saying it's nothing but coincidence, but we took this game as soon as "Have no fear, Neeebs is here."

Fred's Brim said...

oh yeah...

First Place, MoFos!!

Neeebs said...

Hola Karina, como estas en tu pais?

Fred's Brim said...

Neeebs, I believe you deserve at least 62% of the credit for this one

Neeebs said...

If you are into statistics, we are averaging 6.5 runs so far against the Cards. That's what averages get for you.

Fred's Brim said...

we are also averaging 2 wins a season against them for the past two seasons (regular season only)

karina said...

Hola Neeebs! estoy chévere, gracias, tú? mi país no está tan bien...

Fuiste el amuleto de la buena suerte hoy :)

Paul said...

I have also never seen Neeebs and Kuroda in the same room together.....hmmmmmm

Neeebs said...

Karina: Todos bien, gracias. La Chilena is getting very excited for the World Cup. I'm going to try to sneak away for a Dodger game or two while she is having Fiesta del Copa.

Neeebs said...

Paul:

My English is slightly better than Kuroda's. But, you've never seen me and Leonard Nimoy in the same room either.

Orel said...

Terse PGT up.

Fred's Brim said...

gnite everybody - gotta get some sleep because we have some broom work to do tomorrow

Paul said...

I never seen Neeebs and Neeebs in the same room. Hmmmm

Neeebs said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Have you seen Neeebs and DB in the same room?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

I've never seen DB for that matter.

For the record; I have been in the same room as Tommy Lasorda, but he got all the attention.

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