Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Game 25 Thread: April 26 @ Marlins, 4p

Clayton Kershaw (2-2, 3.00) vs. Chris Volstad (1-1, 6.60).

After the revolting end to yesterday's game, I'm going to volunteer this: We're going to win today's game. It may sound like a frivolous claim, but we've got our ace and their pitcher has a career 4.91 ERA against us. Sure, that's not volumes of evidence, but I'm also hoping the baseball gods will feel benevolent towards us today and take the edge off yesterday's volatile loss.

A win today will also involve good hitting. Wouldn't it be lovely if our offensive game evolved from singles and sacrifices to a megavolt, volcanic power game? Andre Ethier, with his 22-game hitting streak, and Matt Kemp, disciplined under his own volition, are a good place to start. My fan philosophy isn't convoluted; it just revolves around this simple thought: All you need is vole.

66 comments:

Jason said...

I have a voracious appetite for fish today.

Jason said...

Miles - 3B
Carroll - SS
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Sands - LF
Loney - 1B
Barajas - C
DeJesus - 2B
Kershaw - P

Jason said...

I may need some vodka to get through today's game.

Jason said...

^ said with a Russian accent

Mr. Customer said...

I'm feeling a win today.

Josh S. said...

I'm reeling a fin today.

rbnlaw said...

I'm feeling like sin today.

Who's the surfer?

QuadSevens said...

I wish I could listen to Vin today.

Mr. Customer said...

I see how it is...

Mr. Customer said...

Dear god, it sounds like we're gonna be "closer by committee" for a while...

Mr. Customer said...

...or not. The twitterverse is undecided.

rbnlaw said...

Like all committees, our shall be mired in bickering, in-fighting, and indecision. ]

Wonnerful, wonnerful.

NicJ said...

Broxton has gotten so fat he is being referred to as a committee now.

Orel said...

The surfer is the character named Volchok from the TV series "The O.C."

Mr. Customer said...

Alas, a closer's effectiveness is not directly proportional to his volume.

Josh S. said...

Broxton is the closer at an all-you-can-eat-buffet.

("YOU SO BIG! EAT VEGETABLE!")

rbnlaw said...

We got spammed!!

There was a TV show called The O.C.? Funny, I've lived here for the better part of 35 years, and we never called this place, "The" O.C.

Never knew a surfer dood named, "The Volchok" either. Live and learn.


Right, funyhony??

Orel said...

spam: TERMINATED

rbnlaw said...

Well, now my comment has lost all context. In other words, it sucks more than usual.

Steve Sax said...

I want to see the Volstad Whacked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're winning!

For now, that is.

Andre!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm going to spend the rest of the day watching John Pinette videos.

Spank said...

"You go now"!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

YOU SCARE MY WIFE.

Steve Sax said...

Just put up a quick post commemorating Andre Ethier's historic hit today.

Now let's get back to this one.

Steve Sax said...

FJL gets a rare single (raising his average to .179), with none out, and you can't score him? BOOOOO

(now he knows how his teammates feel)

By the way, what happened to GameDay's box score function? Extra base hits, among other things, are no longer listed?!

Spank said...

No time for committee.

Steve Sax said...

Robinson Cano badge (NYY, HR) hits Sax's MLB Badges case!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shit.

Orel said...

I am not a committee!

Steve Sax said...

gaby f'ing sanchez mlb badge just appeared in my case, too.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Um...yay?

Orel said...

I didn't know the Florida Marlins were becoming the Miami Marlins.

Orel said...

KKKKK

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Terrible play by Miles.

Orel said...

Aaron Miles, you suck. 2-2 tie.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, we take a 2-1 lead, and give it right back. tied at 2.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw on second and Ethier only draws a four-pitch walk, most pitches about 10 feet out of the zone.

Ethier, you suck for not scoring Kershaw.

just kidding, Kemp will pick you both up right here

Steve Sax said...

Kemp pops to second. Booooo

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice play, Kershaw!

Orel said...

Gold Glove for Clayton Kershaw?

Steve Sax said...

Matt LaPorta badge (CLE, HR)

Prince Fielder badge (MIL, HR)

Mitch Moreland gets bumped to badge case #3

Loney Fan said...

I think it's too late and I'm beginning to hallucinate. I could swear it says that Loney has three singles. I think I need to leave work and have a drink.

Steve Sax said...

David Murphy (Tex, double) badge!

Steve Sax said...

@Loney Fan: 3-for-3...and Loney'a average is still sub-mendoza. (cries)

BTW Loney has no runs scored (cries)

Steve Sax said...

leadoff single for Coghlan in the sixth, in a 2-2 tie. uh oh.

Steve Sax said...

minotaur at 69 pitches. one out

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blegh.

Steve Sax said...

this is not good

bases full of fish, 2-2 count

FUCK

NicJ said...

I thought we were supposed to win this game?

Steve Sax said...

dammit, 4-2 fish

Steve Sax said...

bad time for the wheels to come off the wagon here.

Orel said...

Dammit.

Orel said...

Nicely done, Son of Dougal! Dodgers down 4-2.

Steve Sax said...

4-2 at the end of seven. let's go, dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

whoops, jumped the gun there. only two out in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

whoops, almost gave away my prescience there

Steve Sax said...

now, it's 4-2 through seven

Steve Sax said...

Ethier and Kemp get out to start the eighth.

we're f'd now, my friends.

NicJ said...

Maybe it is just too high of expectations but Kershaw has been a little disappointing this year.

The season is still early though I guess.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, that 3.52 ERA is pretty lousy.

Orel said...

Loney 4 for 4!

Orel said...

Pretty pathetic AB by Barajas there.

Central Valley Fan said...

Road Urine?

Orel said...

PGT up.