Saturday, April 16, 2011

Game 15 Thread: April 16 vs. Cards, 7p

Close enough.

Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 1.37) vs. Kyle McClellan (1-0, 2.25).

Call it the Kile Legacy: It worked yesterday, so the Cardinals are throwing another Kyle at the Dodgers. I'm taking my first sip of Macallan 12 as I write this, and the Cardinals' McClellan is making his first career start against the Dodgers, having previously only faced them in relief. If only we, Sons of Steve Garvey, had a Kyle of our own to throw at the Cardinals!

Judging from the general bummed-outness of yesterday's Post-Game Thread comments, many of you are convinced the 6-8 Dodgers don't have it — especially since they're in the same division as the best team in the majors, the 11-2 Rockies. The problem is clear: too many Uribes, not enough Kemps. And it feels like we're treading water while Frank McCourt litigates the team into oblivion.

But it's a damn long season, and there's still pleasure to be found in the performances of the likes of Matt Kemp and today's starter, Clayton Kershaw. They are the future of this organization, not McCourt. And I'll drink to that.

176 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn LF
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Uribe SS
Loney 1B
Barajas C
Miles 2B
Kershaw P

Fred's Brim said...

We're gonna hit better than we have and we're gonna pitch better too, plus we're not going to be playing a hotter-hitting team than the cards are now. We gotta start grinding. We need to accept that games won't be pretty and that a win is a win now matter how we get it.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

new avatar, my unborn niece Miranda is waving hello

Mark Johnstone said...

It is baseball, it is a game - and that is why we love it and the players.
That being said, and having lived in LA for close to 30 years - I'm a die-hard St.L fan (where I grew up).
I think the Dodgers have some serious managment issues...from the clubhouse to the top.

Spank said...

@ karina

That's cool.Maybe she'll bring us some good luck.

Josh S. said...

Eh, I think they'll figure things out, but that doesn't mean losing streaks aren't depressing as hell.

Dusty Baker said...

I love the name, "Kyle."

Dusty Baker said...

Can't disagree on any of those points, Mark.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Kid K!

(funnels beer, leaves for the game)

Paul said...

Well, baby, what I couldn't do
With plenty of money and you
In spite of the worry that money brings
Just a little filthy looker buys a lot of things
And I could take you to places that you would like to go
But outside of that, I've no use for dough

It's the root of all evil
Of strife and upheaval
But I'm certain, honey, that life would be sunny
With plenty of money and you!

Paul said...

Junipero your no good for me but I can't help but keep comming back to you.

Fernie V said...

Why does he keep playing Miles

Fernie V said...

Miles and Cormier, why Don, do they have hot sisters?

Paul said...

K I think Uribe wakes up a bit. He was fouling a lot of pitches off and seem to be seeing the ball a bit better last night.

There is my one obligatory positive post.

Spank said...

Surly Factor:5 and rising

karen said...

Hello Everyone!

I'm ready for a Kershaw win.

Karina-Your avatar is amazing.

Josh S. said...

Chasing my kid around the apartment, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

Tony Gwynn Jr. Marching and Chowder Society!

karen said...

1-2-3. Easy breazy!

karen said...

^breezy

karen said...

Shake it off, Casey.

Steve Dittmore said...

I can't recall, did Ned give Uribe more than one year?

Spank said...

Fuck Urine!

Spank said...

Hi,Karen!

NicJ said...

Two on
No outs
No runs
No hope

NicJ said...

Uribe only Got one year.

Unfortunately he got it three times.

karen said...

The Kid gets out of the jam!

KKKershaw!

Steve Dittmore said...

@NicJ - Thanks. I'm now more depressed.

Wondering... Since Steve Garvey left for San Diego, who has worn the No. 6 besides Jolbert Cabrera, Joe Torre, and Aaron Miles? Not a real illustrious bunch.

Paul said...

Uribe looked like a beached whale going after that line drive Theirot.

Paul said...

Ratmus needs a shower.

Spank said...

I want to see some stir-ups with elastic up in dis bish!

Paul said...

At least the Kings are winning

Spank said...

FUCK YOU,PULGAS!

Spank said...

I don't really care about a pitch count.

#oldmotherfuckingschool

Josh S. said...

Can't tell. Is Clay not sharp or are they just getting a little piece of good pitches? I mean, he K'd Pooholes twice.

Spank said...

Up and In,Kid

Spank said...

He's not pitching badly. They are just getting a piece

Paul said...

They are sitting on his fastball and uncle Charlie is a bit drunk.

Spank said...

UP AND IN!

Paul said...

Pujols struck out on a curve ball and that last out was on a curve.

Spank said...

Seriously,Dre. At least throw the ball on a line. You gold glove,you.Oh,wait.

karen said...

Minimal damage. We'll come back.

Paul said...

Hey Gwynn your pitcher just had a hour long pitch session and just hit you think you might want to take a few pitches.

Spank said...

I really hate this pitch count bullshit.Drysdale never had a pitch count.

Paul said...

Casey's swing looks ooooold.

Spank said...

Man Up,Millionaires!

Spank said...

Up and In,Kid! Just do it,

Paul said...

One bad idea bunt deserves another.

Spank said...

Up and In!

Paul said...

Now his fastball is off.


Hey Vinny with the drinking water humor!!

Spank said...

Sorry Vin.Gotta mute you with all this pitch count shit.

Spank said...

FUCK YOU THERIOT!

Paul said...

Now the inning ends.

Spank said...

Prediction:UJTD

Paul said...

Wow nice Andre!!!

And FJL!! And that doesn't stand for Free.

karen said...

Wow. I thought Dre was out for sure. Great fade away slide, Andre.

Dusty Baker said...

I hear you abt the pitch count, but Kid K is up around 264 pitches.

Spank said...

Ethier actually gave a shit about that slide.WOW!

Paul said...

Uncle Charlie hung himself.

karina said...

@Spank and @Karen thanks, guys!I'm already a proud auntie :)

close game, they can win this!

Spank said...

Like I've been saying all night:

UP AND IN!

#drysdale

Josh S. said...

I ask again: When are we playing a shitty team?

Paul said...

I agree Cards are hitting. So hit a card.

karen said...

Spanky--There's the Up and In!!

Spank said...

I keep forgetting,We're not that good anymore.

I keep forgetting,Things will never be the same again.

Paul said...

Regulators!!!

Spank said...

@ karen

Too Late

NicJ said...

@Josh, I think they have an intradquad game set up next week.

Paul said...

Casey is old.

Another infield pop up.

karina said...

if you can't hit the pitcher, at least try to take some pitches so he gets out of the game faster :(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

Spank said...

That hand is reminding me of the movie Alien.lol

Paul said...

No words.

Steve Sax said...

We are getting owned

karen said...

This really sucks.

Spank said...

I guess that throw belonged in center field.

#michaelmcdonald

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Spank - The guy from MADTV?

Spank said...

@ Mlasc

He could probably do better

Paul said...

These guys might be playing for free anyways. Frank is giving out IOUs.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Didn't Frank get a loan from FOX today?

NicJ said...

I thought the elevated police presence was supposed to prevent savage beatings.


Aw man even I think that is in bad taste.

Paul said...

Yup for 30 mil.

karen said...

At least we won't lose a game in the standings.

karina said...

Dre double! c'mon people!

Spank said...

It's going to get worse. Be prepared.

Paul said...

Dammit!! D. Hernandez ruined the fight I was recording.

#twitterfail

Paul said...

Changed the channel back for another infield pop up.

That thing I said about Uribe....

That was the water talking.

Spank said...

Hey,Loney!

karen said...

I'll bet Uribe laughs all the way to the bank on payday.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dylan Hernandez is amazingly adept at ruining things.

Mostly jokes.

Spank said...

I can't believe you guys still follow that fool

Paul said...

Urine pops up Loney weakly grounds out....

I am suing for emotional distress.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He does occasionally break important news.

But mostly he just breaks Hank Schulman's balls.

Spank said...

I'd rather not know than to know from "Dylan" Hernandez. Dylan?lol

karina said...

*sighs* I should put James Loney in the doghouse with any kink of royal treatment. He's benched on fantasy and I'm seriously considering to drop him.

Paul said...

I guess I just pity the fool.

NicJ said...

Speaking of bad jokes.

Since when did Molly Knight start writing Josh Fisher's twitter jokes?

#MKnightSlamathon

Paul said...

Is that the same Molly Knight who wanted to make Kuo a starter?

Spank said...

You know you suck at baseball when karina is on the brink of DFA'ing your ass.

MR.F said...

Wotcher everybody!

We sure suck.

Paul said...

That was a pretty funny joke but I don't think she was joking.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What was her joke?

Paul said...

Hipster!!!! Bean him.

karina said...

OT: on the White Sox game, one of the badges was a Juan Pierre HR, if that's the case, I'd demand ANOTHER badge.

Paul said...

Now is time for a worthless solo homerun.

Paul said...

Edward James Almost.

MR.F said...

Don't mess with DeJesus! Congrats on the first hit!

Paul said...

Nice Ivan.

NicJ said...

IDJ with his first heavenly hit.

Spank said...

yay

MR.F said...

Tony Gwynn's home run power...

Paul said...

Remember that time when we were undefeated in April at home?

That was pretty cool.

karina said...

@Paul they'll have a long winning streak at home...sometime...maybe not this year...

NicJ said...

I can't wait for the game tomorrow.

Obviously I mean the laker game.

karina said...

how about the Kings?

MR.F said...

=/

Paul said...

I'd like to buy the Dodgers are banged up theory but the Dodgers don't seem much better with all those guys healthy

I'd like to buy the touch scheule theory but the cardinals padres and giantS are not exactly the 27 Yankees.

Still we have the Pirates and Cubs up soon. We can get healthy then right!?!

NicJ said...

Kings are off till Tuesday night when they play at home.

I get to go to that game and I am super stoked.


#BLACKOUT

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You should just wear white to fuck with people.

karina said...

do you remember when Tron was really good? when we were happy and didn't know we were?

*sighs*

NicJ said...

I would but I don't want to be denied a rally towel.

MR.F said...

Hehe Holliday.

Paul said...

If there is any truth in averages we should get seven hits in a row now.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Are they really only going to give you a rally towel if you wear black? That seems needlessly conformist.

MR.F said...

Bison Speed!

MR.F said...

Vin on Uribe: "Here is a very hungry hitter."

Josh S. said...

Andruibe.

NicJ said...

Why can't Loney get appendicitis?

Fernie V said...

We scored a run, now I know how the parents felt in the football movie "The Little Giants".

Spank said...

It really is sad how the violent Dodger fans are effecting the way the boys are playing.

Spank said...

Let's not give up hope. We still have till October.........?

Paul said...

They should just let Vinny go home the man needs his rest.

Fernie V said...

Yeah, but then we are losing 8-2

Fernie V said...

9-2

Spank said...

Where is the optimism at? Come on folks! Let's go Dodgers!

Spank said...

They should just let Vin retire.

NicJ said...

I'm not going to judge this team until we get Dioner Navarro back.

(cries)

karen said...

Bite your tongue, Spanky. If Vinny we're to retire, we'd have Eric Collins. Could you imagine having to endure Collins ALONG with this losing streak??

Spank said...

Did someone say Dinner?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There's no way in hell Collins would become the permanent TV voice should Vin retire.

Fernie V said...

Shut your month spank,
It would be Steiner

karen said...

Mr.LASC--From your lips to Gods ears!

Spank said...

Don't be selfish,Karen.It hurts me to say this but I don't want Vins' last year(s)spent dealing with this crap. Let him be,already.

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK.

Spank said...

And fuck that. I went threw Chick Hearns ordeal and he was my idol.

#fuckjoelmyers

Fernie V said...

We are only 5 1/2 back

NicJ said...

Sweep.

Fernie V said...

It's not over we play them tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who cares, we all know it's going to be a sweep.

NicJ said...

No way we a beating Carpenter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He's been pitching like shit so far this season...

so yeah, he'll murder us tomorrow.

Fernie V said...

so we will lose 8-6

karina said...

I got Carpenter on my fantasy team,too

*cries*

Fernie V said...

I am still blaming that giant gm of ours.

karina said...

good night people

tomorrow we'll see a better game, I know it.

Fernie V said...

Karina, drop all the dodger players on your fantasy team, please

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, we will see a better game.

It's called Lakers/Hornets.

Josh S. said...

6-9 after 15 games: Worst start of the McCourt Era. (They went 6-9 in 2003, and that was as far back as I could check without hitting my head on the desk.)

Spank said...

*Lakers Mode*

Fernie V said...

McCourt been with us that long.

karina said...

@Fernie I've got Bills and Ethier too. Wanted Kemp and Kershaw but I couldn't work a deal, even if I tried to give Halladay away (I'm sure have the spirit of a Dodgers GM)

;)

Spank said...

I still don't know how a Cardinal fan came on this site and told us how it was like and no one came up to bat and said FUCK YOU! I had figured a veteran would add a antidote.

(sighs)

Josh S. said...

Proof the NBA Playoffs are too long: The Dodgers had played 14 games when the NBA Playoffs started, and will have played 71 games by the time they end (if the Finals goes 7 games).

The real question is, will the Dodgers win another game in that time?

karina said...

@Spank if we're gonna feed a troll, he/she might try harder :)

MR.F said...

Sorry Spank, I was taking a shower.

Spank said...

I know,karina. I'm just in a pissy mood.

NicJ said...

Just noticed we play the braves next.

Yikes.

Spank said...

I miss Erin's/Katy's (Primal Fear) thumbs up!

Spank said...

Karina's avi looks like an old,old school catchers mitt.

Spank said...

Actually,i think Shoeless Joe used a mitt like Miranda's back in the day.Just saying.

Paul said...

Sunday Sunday Sunday!!!!

I am hoping Bills can work some of that daytime magic.

I say start DeJesus. Give the boy some At bats.

Orel said...

Just read this thread, which must have been more entertaining than the game.

Dusty Baker said...

I need to go back and read this thread. That's my top priority for the day.

Dusty Baker said...

I love this from Spanky last night:

I'd rather not know than to know from "Dylan" Hernandez. Dylan?lol

Snap! Folks were feisty up in dis bish last night. Will it carry over to today's GT? I'm guessing so.

@Karina
That's really funny about the elusive Juan Pierre badge!

Katie said...

@Spank: We were both "watching" on our phones, promise.

But Little Miss' side project had us committed to (literally) Watching Oprah last night.

What's more WINNING! than the 2011 Dodgers?
Shirley MacLaine on Opes.

Orel said...

This is an outrage!