Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Game 65 Thread: June 16 @ Reds, 4p

Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 3.13) vs. Mike Leake (5-0, 2.68).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers being able to launch into a long Harang is one thing; but plugging a Leake is a whole 'nother story. The Reds' rookie has 12 starts, all but one lasting six innings or more, and not a single loss to his sterling major league record. The good news, though, is that that one short outing, his worst of the year, was his last outing, which lasted 4.1 IP and saw Leake give up 5 ER against San Francisco. And then there's that small thing called the Minotaur on the mound for the Dodgers. Let's see if we can open up the floodgates again.

135 comments:

Josh S. said...

What's the weather forecast? A 2.5 hour halftime really did the trick last night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal 6
Martin 2
Ethier 9
Ramirez 7
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Blake 5
DeWitt 4
Kershaw 1

Josh S. said...

I'd like to see DeWitt contribute tonight. Going 0-4 on a night where the other starters combined for 18 hits (with Reed Johnson's pinch hit making 19) has to suck.

Greg said...

So about last night's game, maybe Torre trotted Kuroda out not just to pitch that single inning but based on the performance of that inning, HAD to pull him out? I mean, who knows what would've happened if Kuroda went out there and had a simple 1-2-3 inning?

Josh S. said...

I think he was done after 5 innings, no matter what. According to Dylan Hernandez on Twitter last night, everybody thought that another cell was going to hit at 11:15, so the plan was just to get the 5th in. The game and Kuroda's performance would be official.

Then, the rain didn't show and they had to keep playing.

Lakers are Winners said...

Dodgers are Looooooooooooosers!!! Always getting beat up by the Angels. They must be very intimidated.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers have more wins than losses, so your argument is invalid.

Betsy said...

LAW's comments are invalid..1 world series title does not a awesome team make when compared to 6 by the Dodgers. Regardless the Angels and their fans suck...

Josh S. said...

Angels are Looooooooooooosers!!! Always getting beat up by the Brewers. They must be very intimidated.

Josh S. said...

I guess it must have felt great to sweep the Dodgers...and not gain any ground on the Rangers.

Jason said...

Ah, Mike Leake, Mister-I-don't-need-no-minor-league-experience.

Running through his PitchFX data from this year, he had a sudden unexplained 2 mph drop on his sinker in the last game over his previous starts this year (89 from a pretty consistent 91+) while getting knocked around. Perhaps a little rookie burnout or even an injury is lurking in there somewhere?

Mr. Customer said...

Look! Another one, Josh!

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, that's some profile...

Josh S. said...

Mr. C, would you like the record to reflect that there weren't any until you noticed that there weren't any?

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S

Maybe it's like buying a new car and then suddenly seeing it everywhere.

Josh S. said...

"Wow, that's some profile..."

It's like a Googlebot started a blog about each thing it found on the internet.

Fred's Brim said...

I read the list quickly and thought "that's an awful lot of blogs about Stephen King's bowels"

MR. F said...

Profiles? LAW? Googlebot blogs? What have I missed?

Mr. Customer said...

@MR.F

Just speculating about our troll while trying not to make direct eye contact.

MR. F said...

OHHH. I didn't even see that.

Spanky said...

Looks like a laundry lists

Josh S. said...

So, last Friday I sat in Baseline Field 45. It's basically Box Club seats without the Box Club access and free food. (And a horrible view, to boot.)

Today, the Dodgers sent me a survey asking what I thought about my Baseline Box Club experience, including my opinion of the Club and its amenities.

Slight disconnect there, methinks.

Meaniebreanie said...

Hellur everyone...how ru durrin?

Once again I will be living vicariously catching the game through this thread and your comments. *SIGH*

Mr. Customer said...

Hey MB!

Damn, that's a good look you got goin' on.

Meaniebreanie said...

I had a new self portrait made. Glad you like it!

Josh S. said...

Double-A...
HONK HONK
"Another mess-up in billing!"
...M-C-O!

Josh S. said...

I don't like the snide look on Leake's face in his Gameday photo.

Josh S. said...

Here we go...

Josh S. said...

I've asked this before, but why does Steiner consider the game "underway" after the first out? So, if we score 5 runs before an out is recorded, the game still hasn't started?

Josh S. said...

Leake works fast.

Josh S. said...

Dre keeps the inning alive.

Mr. Customer said...

Giants have already avenged their loss to the lowly O's.

Josh S. said...

1 hit per inning so far, otherwise Leake is looking good against us again.

Josh S. said...

Oops. Gnomes double.

Spanky said...

I know it's early but CK seems to be under control

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Glad the Minotaur got out harmless of a lead off double.

Josh S. said...

karina reported the third out before Gameday did.

Spanky said...

that looked like a screen pass

David said...

Nice, I'll take it.

karina said...

@Josh my Gameday is faster than yours tonight

Spanky said...

Take it out manny

karina said...

Dre with the two out single!

Spanky said...

thats a shame

karina said...

"Manny Ramirez grounds out sharply"

Don't you think those kind of descriptions are sort of cruel?

Mr. Customer said...

Seems like E is heating up, anyway.

Neeebs said...

Hola from San Jose. I had trouble logging on up here, so I had to change my screen name to LakersAreWinners. So how we doing today?

Spanky said...

the mystery is solved. it was neeebs

Josh S. said...

That explains the extraneous Os.

karina said...

Neeebs, I don't buy it.

Spanky said...

I'm changing my name to angelsarelosers and avatar to chili davis

Neeebs said...

Josh: You know I'm an E man, not an O man. Now if I was an I man, I'd be living in the middle east somewhere.

Spanky said...

Bases loaded for the Lone-Dogg

Steve Sax said...

No GIDP FJL!

Steve Sax said...

FJL!!!

Spanky said...

Loney's on fire! Fuck Yeah

karina said...

King james RBI double!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Kempy

David said...

Well, at least we got 2 runs that inning off of Mr. Double.

Mr. Customer said...

On the board!

Steve Sax said...

Manny D!!!

Spanky said...

Damn, Manny with the defensive action

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, we're winning! Cool!

Steve Sax said...

Whoa says Bowa

Spanky said...

Russel Martin with the 'stache

Spanky said...

GONE!

Steve Sax said...

Boom!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Holy shit, Andre just drove in a run.

Steve Sax said...

Way to go Andre! Hit so hard, even Charley got the call right

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Welcome to Cincinnati, Where the Dodgers Come Alive!

Neeebs said...

Is that 4-0 or 5-0?

Steve Sax said...

Uh oh

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Clayton's in a bit of a jam.

Spanky said...

Dusty's mad

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more Rolen, and no more Dusty.

Mr. Customer said...

Voice of reason Dusty Baker, ladies and gentlemen.

Spanky said...

Am I on crack or was that the Violent Femmes being played on the stadium organ

Josh S. said...

I missed Dre's homer and At Bat doesn't have the clip up yet.

Fred's Brim said...

Epale all!

Just getting in from a Big Daddy Kane concert. How are things going in Cincy?

Fred's Brim said...

so what is Collins going to do to keep his no-series-wins streak alive? has he started counting down outs yet?

Fred's Brim said...

eep sorry Casey. that's my fault

Fred's Brim said...

woop! nice work, Clayton

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice outing from Clayton.

Josh S. said...

How was that an error? It seemed like a hard hit ground ball base hit to me.

Fred's Brim said...

Collins you sonovabitch!
"6 outs to get"
you can go to hell

MR. F said...

Hilarious.

MR. F said...

Why did Kershaw hit? Ugh.

Fred's Brim said...

wow Tronno sure put it on the Padregs this afternoon

Fred's Brim said...

looks like Clayton got his summer haircut before he left town

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Blakey

Fred's Brim said...

that ball took a late jump

Fred's Brim said...

why Joe, why?

David said...

Darned errors, they're costing Clayton a shot at his first career complete game.

Josh S. said...

FB, Steiner said that Rusell was giving haircuts during the rain delay. He cut Clay and Casey's hair.

Fred's Brim said...

haha nice! did anybody get any words cut in their hair?

Fred's Brim said...

christ i know you gotta play the averages and all, but I don't like the revolving door of relievers.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, baby! strikes!

Josh S. said...

I guess 2 pitches is the same as not using Belisario.

Spanky said...

I know, Torre's managing of the bullpen is a fucking crime

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why must this always be so damn difficult?

Fred's Brim said...

YES!!! 6 unassisted!

Mr. Customer said...

RAFFY!!!

Josh S. said...

Whoa!!!

Josh S. said...

I like using Kuo now. Then he'll be available Friday.

Spanky said...

HeartattacK

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey Carroll had a look on his face like "I wish I could do something like that"

Fred's Brim said...

Did Russ use the haircut trimmings to make his new mustache?

Fred's Brim said...

gone! Manny makes it 6-1!

David said...

Nice! Manny clubs another run in for good measure.

Spanky said...

ManRam's heating up for Boston

Fred's Brim said...

FJL keeps it going with a soft single!

Fred's Brim said...

let's get Matty going

Fred's Brim said...

he keeps pulling off picthes

Josh S. said...

I hesitate to get excited, but it sure seems like Manny's getting ready to ride into Boston and shut everybody up.

Fred's Brim said...

good call there, Psycho

Fred's Brim said...

Josh and Joe thinking alike (RE using Kuo tonight). Is that good or bad?

Fred's Brim said...

woof!

Fred's Brim said...

ouch

David said...

There goes Kuo's streak.

We shouldn't be wasting our pitchers with the low-ass ERAs when we have a 5-run cusion.

Fred's Brim said...

I want Rhodes' streak tomorrow!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty finishes it off!

Mr. Customer said...

1st place all up in this bish.

Fred's Brim said...

and Collins wins his first series of the season, in mid June

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

First place!

Spanky said...

Collins Curse has gone ghost

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Dusty has gotten to enjoy these last two days, wherever he is

Josh S. said...

Dusty will be back shortly. Possibly as soon as the PGT.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dusty's still moping in his corner due to England's loss-er, draw. Though he'll have to make room for me if the Lakers lose tomorrow.

Fred's Brim said...

PGT? what's that?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers sign Leon Landry.

Paul said...

Shouldn't our friend be a Clippers fan?

Mr. Customer said...

Ha! Trick question!

Paul said...

Moyer beat the Yankees!!! They are worth a multi game ticket package.

Paul said...

So i am watching ESPN "Los Angeles" and they lead in with three east coast baseball games. None of tem involved the Dodgers.

Spanky said...

It seemed rather quiet here today. I have a feeling it is going to blow up tomorrow with activity.Dodgers for the sweep in the morning and Lakers for the gold at night. Should be one hell of a day. Till the morrow I'll bid everyone Ciao.