Monday, April 11, 2011

Game 10 Thread: April 11 @ Giants, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (1-1, 2.08) vs. Ashley Bumgarner (0-1, 9.00).

Security will be tighter than Fort Knox today at the Big Phone Park, which I can only guess is due to the much-ballyhooed return of Juan Uribe and his vaunted .111 batting average to San Francisco. Man, they must miss him. (In fact, so do we.)

In all seriousness, tonight's game will collect funds for Bryan Stow at the gate, augmenting the Dodgers' efforts held today at the Stadium. I know it's not July yet, but let's stay safe and sane up there tonight, okay?

Meanwhile, we've got a hell of a pitching matchup: the Dodgers throw the Minotaur, who took the loss in his second outing but still has two quality starts and 17 Ks on the year, versus Bumgarner, who lasted three innings against the Padres and gave up 5 H, 3 BB, and 3 ER. And the best way for the Dodgers to subside the anxieties of what will be an amped-up Giants crowd will be for Kershaw to come out gunning, hoping that the offense can pick up the pace a bit (and bounce Bumgarner early). I'm expecting Crete things from the Minotaur (and friends) tonight.

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Steve Sax said...

Today's Dodgers MLB.com badges:

Barajas double
Loney double
Ethier HR

MR.F said...

Hooray GO DODGERS!!

Mr. Customer said...

I Knossos Cretan puns are going to be a little hard to come by.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Oh no, not Aegean...

Paul said...

If any of you are looking for a belated birthday gift for Mr. C:

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Paul said...

The lucky Oates are in effect tonight.

Let's get the first one and start playing with house money by Wed.

MR.F said...

This is Agamemnon't going to attend, even though I'm so Callisto the stadium.

Steve Sax said...

Rockies had a man on second with two out in the first, and Tulo popped to third.

They're playing the Mets, though, so I figure I've got to take happiness in the pyrrhic victories before the Mets succumb.

Steve Sax said...

Is Davey Lopes back yet? Just wondering if the Dodgers will have Thebes on the basepaths tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Gad-Zeus, we're only 10 comments in and the puns already hurt.

MR.F said...

I, for one, hope that bad puns will be Athena' the night.

Steve Sax said...

Mets somehow score in the bottom of the first, on a GIDP that ends the inning but scores the run, too. 1-0 Mets over Rox after 1.

Steve Sax said...

With Barajas batting a pedestrian .222, this seems like the right GT to long for Apollo Duca.

MR.F said...

Him? Longing for Paulie as akin to Hera-sy.

Mr. Customer said...

Minoan thought was restrict in to Crete, but I see y'all have opted for the pan-Hellenic puns.

Steve Sax said...

Rays all over Daisuke and the Sox, up 3-0 already, with none out and two RISP in the second inning.

Steve Sax said...

It's a little Odyssey the rest of the Sons quiet on this GT.

Steve Sax said...

Daisuke is facing his eighth batter in the second and still doesn't have an out registered yet.

7-0 Rays rolling

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax

Maybe Theseus torturing these puns and are waiting it out.

Orel said...

I'm Hera!

That was used already. DAMMIT

Neeebs said...

I always mixed up my Greek and Roman mythology.

Dusty Baker said...

Get the hell out of here, you dirty punners! *fires shotgun in the air*

Damn kids with your Greek puns and your yeah-yeah music...

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

This is the one without the planets.

Mr. Customer said...

@neeebs

...except for Uranus.

*snicker*

MR.F said...

It's too bad we don't have better hitting, but I guess the offseason was a Scylla's market. Hopefully Kershaw and our pitching can Charybdis to a sweep!

Josh S. said...

I Hades threads. I always have to make sure I don't Echo someone else.

Mr. Customer said...

I can't remember, how did Bumgarner do when Hephaestus last year? I don't remember it going very well.

Mr. Customer said...

*standing ovation for working Scylla and Charybdis into the same pun*

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F 4:57p--beautiful use of Hephaestus. Nice

Orel said...

Rays really swinging the Styx against the Red Sox tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

@Orel

I can only hope Artemis able to muster half of that offensive outburst.

Mr. Customer said...

That was my Hephaestus, Sax.

I can hardly blame you, though. There are Menelaus to these threads.

Steve Sax said...

My bad, Mr. C! There are so many Misters around here I feel like I'm talking to Richard Page.

Steve Sax said...

sallino

Steve Sax said...

It's hard for me to pick a team for which to root in the Rockies-Mets game. I know we should be rooting against the Rockies, but the Mets?

I don't like Demeter.

Orel said...

ATTENTION: Troy Tulowitzki just made an error. Please note the time and date.

Steve Sax said...

Rox tie it up in the top of the fourth, but the mets strike back with 2 in the bottom for a 4-2 lead through four

Steve Sax said...

Furcal
Carroll
Ethier
Kemp
Uribe
Loney
Thames
Barajas
Minotaur

Steve Sax said...

one hour to game time, party people

Steve Sax said...

shit, Rox tied it up and it's 4-4 in the top of the seventh.

Fred's Brim said...

Jason Isringhausen pitching for the Mets for the first time since 1999

Steve Sax said...

Rox threatening for more, two men on with one out and Isringhausen taking the mound for the Mutts.

Steve Sax said...

Mets escape the jam, but are gettign mowed down in the bottom of the 7th

Steve Sax said...

Jose Reyes with a two-out triple for the Mets in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

oh well, three pitch out

Steve Sax said...

how do the Rays have 12 runs, and I have NO badges?

Orel said...

Jason took all the badges to reflect the Medusa's stare into her own face.

Steve Sax said...

Mets determined to lose this game, giving Dexter Fowler a leadoff single and throwing in a WP to get him over to third with one out. Yay.

Steve Sax said...

Parnell tries to go to the plate and throws the ball away. Rox take a 5-4 lead in the eighth.

I'm out of here.

Steve Sax said...

50

Steve Sax said...

Geez, it's now 7-4 Rox and the Mets only have one out recorded in the eighth. Thanks, NY.

Josh S. said...

Hate me if you must, but I found that Urine ceremony oddly touching.

*stands faaaaaarrrr away from Spank*

Josh S. said...

Whoops.

Fred's Brim said...

jerkass Giants fans booing Jamey

Paul said...

Josh is still showing some of those 2010 Giant fan roots.

MR.F said...

AHHH I was at work trying to finish some stuff. Now I'm off to the gym (hopefully).

Paul said...

Rockies have this division locked up since we know they will win 20 games in Sept.

Jim Twacy is twa best.

Fred's Brim said...

Burrell
*shudders*

Josh S. said...

I wasn't raised with enough Giant hate, it would seem.

Paul said...

Spanky will be singing the song "The Rose" after tonights game.

Neeebs said...

@MC 4.56 I am getting tons of mileage with that planetary joke with my fourth grader. It transcends generations.
@Sax 7.00 You know it must be early in the season.

karen said...

Hi Everyone.

When I heard about what happened to Bryan Stow it made me sick to my stomach. Sick for what happened to Bryan and sick at how this represented Dodgers fans in general. I am proud of what the Dodger organization has done in answer to this horrible tragedy.

Having said that, I am ready for some good old fashioned Dodger-gnat baseball.

Let the HATE flow!!!

Paul said...

Neeebs and myself will be doing the interpretive dance version.

Fred's Brim said...

*flushes*

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Paul said...

Uribe struck out. I drink a beer.

Fred's Brim said...

holy cow, Matty

karen said...

Epale, Karina!!

Orel said...

Kemp is absolutely charmed on the basepaths. Karma.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty scores!

karen said...

KEMP SCORES!!

Steve Sax said...

I'll take it!

Neeebs said...

@Paul. I feel like squidward.

Fred's Brim said...

and Loney with the hit! I'll take anything positive for him.

Fred's Brim said...

hi karen, hi karina!

Fred's Brim said...

Rod is trying to figure out how to hit into a double play when they are walking him intentionally with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

I am in a dilemma. I turned on MLB.tv and the Giants broadcast came on first and we scored a run. Is it OK to over to Vin or do I need to stay where I am?

Orel said...

Get thee to Vin ASAP.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Karen!

karina said...

Vin transcends superstition, Fred's Brim.

Fred's Brim said...

done and done, in time for the walk to my favorite player

karen said...

Clayton's got the peach fuzz beard going after his clean shaven loss last time out.

NicJ said...

Ump showing no love for the curveball tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

this ump isnt seeing the curveballs very well. Clayton's gonna have to figure out what to do with that

Fred's Brim said...

like throw more fastballs

Mr. Customer said...

Nice inning, kid.

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy's gotta start taking some pitches

NicJ said...

with that we now have 4 guys hitting under .200 on the team.

karen said...

That's for the gnat fans who booed him

Josh S. said...

OT: Just got a new work laptop with Windows 7. Anyone use 7? Tips?

Josh S. said...

Raffy's sub-par performance is hiding behind Uribe's and Loney's.

Orel said...

A message from MLASC.

Fred's Brim said...

oh Dre

Mr. Customer said...

Well, that was a waste.

Fred's Brim said...

Sax prefers Leif Garrett

NicJ said...

Why does Sandoval bat so low in the lineup?

Orel said...

I have Win 7, Josh.

Fred's Brim said...

that shard better not have hit a Dodger fan

Spank said...

Epale,Peeps!

Spank said...

Stay far,far away,Josh!

Josh S. said...

100

Fred's Brim said...

Spanx!

karina said...

100!

Josh S. said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Spank said...

FB you done fucked up changing to Vin.

karina said...

DAMNIT

(in honor of the Czar, pardon my french)

Spank said...

Loney?!

NicJ said...

Gotta be kidding me.

Spank said...

hedley

Josh S. said...

Fuck that Mardy Bum.

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE

NicJ said...

here we go.

Orel said...

UJTD!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, CK!

karen said...

UJTD

Paul said...

Up jumps the devil!!!

NicJ said...

moleman hits into a DP!!

Spank said...

Hells Yeah!

Paul said...

Oh are the cool kids using initials?

Paul said...

Starts out 0-2 and gets the walk?? ! Who is this man?

NicJ said...

Uribe is getting dangerously close to the sub .100 mark.

Spank said...

It's the RiRi factor.

karina said...

what's up with King James?I'm getting pessimistic :(

Spank said...

The whole team is hitting below the Mendoza line it seems.

Paul said...

I was expecting a few more solo homeruns on this team between the Ks and ground out.

karen said...

@Karina...Don't get pesimistic yet, we need your good and positive thoughts!

NicJ said...

Sands is now hitting .421 with an OPS of 1.328. Add that to his 3HR's and 9 RBI and Loney betting start hitting or packing his bags.

Fred's Brim said...

the Dodger hitters need to watch these Gnat hitters and see how they look at pitches and make the pitcher work

NicJ said...

why look when you can hack?

Mr. Customer said...

Seriously. The plate discipline is not looking so good.

karen said...

Funny, Posey doesn't look like a natural leader, he looks more like Opie Taylor

Paul said...

During Kershaw's warmups last week I was sitting 20 feet behind Barajas and when he threw that curve ball my knees buckled.

karina said...

@karen I'll do my best

rbnlaw said...

Who is Brad Garrett, why does Marla Sportsczar care about him so much?

NicJ said...

i hate pat burrell.

Mr. Customer said...

Settle down Clayton.

Spank said...

come on Kid. Don't fuck up

rbnlaw said...

Is it me, or is Kershaw struggling?

NicJ said...

shit

Fred's Brim said...

a double-clutch and two wimpy throws ain't gonna do it

rbnlaw said...

Am I asking a lot of questions?

Spank said...

Gnat conspiracy.

NicJ said...

KKKKKERSHAW

rbnlaw said...

So much for that struggling comment.

Fred's Brim said...

@RB I think he's doing ok. The hits have been well-placed grounders and wimpy flares

Paul said...

Over powered the Rookie.

Spank said...

Sit yer ass down Mofo!

karina said...

Clayton Kershaw doesn't owe 100 scalps, he owes 100 Giants strikeouts.

rbnlaw said...

@FB:
Double clutch bus coming down the street.
Moving pretty fast, better shuffle your feet

Paul said...

I would like a multi run inning By the Dodgers now please.

Orel said...

B-ROD!

Fred's Brim said...

Rodney!!

NicJ said...

SUCK IT RUSSELL MARTIN!!

Mr. Customer said...

The solo-shot king strikes again!

Paul said...

Ra Ra Rod!!!

karen said...

Rod takes the bum deep!

Orel said...

Love watching Kershaw get out of jams.

rbnlaw said...

Tanks, FB.
My kid is enthralled with Cake Boss right now, so there is switching back and forth.



She has been removed from the will.

karina said...

@NicJ :(

@Mr C clever observation but I'll take it

Paul said...

Clayton gets some payback!

NicJ said...

i appreciate the baserunner but i would rather not have Kershaw on the basepaths.

Fred's Brim said...

@RB I got yo' funky bus fare!

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh Clayton
that's dum

Paul said...

There you go Nic.

NicJ said...

well, at least he is off the basepaths.

Orel said...

Davey not working with the pitchers, apparently.

rbnlaw said...

Thanks, Davey.

NicJ said...

WHEN DID KERSHAW START DATING RIHANNA?!?!

Paul said...

Has Lopes been knighted? That looks like the neck roll I wore in high school football

Spank said...

Damn.I did not see the homerun

karina said...

and then it comes the walk...

*sighs*

Paul said...

Spank mysteriously leaves the room and the Rod hits. Spank is Rod Barajas

Spank said...

I fucking hate Gameday and KCAL

Fred's Brim said...

keep it going, fellas

get into one, Matty!

Paul said...

They can not stop that mini hitting machine

Fred's Brim said...

i mean Dre

Paul said...

Get number 100 here Andre.

NicJ said...

quick someone tie the devils shoelaces together.

Fred's Brim said...

And I saw Barajas drinking a Steel Reserve in the dugout....

NicJ said...

RUNNIN' WILD!!

karen said...

I love this running mentality Davey has brought to the team.

Fred's Brim said...

just stand on the base, Jamey

Fred's Brim said...

yes Dre!!

Spank said...

Steal home.Dre ain't going to bring you in

NicJ said...

can we offer Lopes a multi-year extension?

Paul said...

Single against a lefty = homerun for Dre

Spank said...

Well shut my mouth

Fred's Brim said...

the meatball is coming, Matty

Paul said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Josh S. said...

IT'S FRED'S BRIM CHRISTMAS!

Spank said...

That's how us chicano's do it FB re:Steel Reserve

Fred's Brim said...

Urine with a hit?!

Orel said...

This inning has more singles than a strip club.

Mr. Customer said...

W00t!

Fred's Brim said...
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NicJ said...

the power of Oat(e)s compels you!!

Paul said...

Damn Matt I can't be mad at you.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - I couldn't post anything because I was laughing too hard!

karina said...

200!

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