Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Game 5 Thread: April 5 @ Rockies, 5:40p

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 0.00) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (---, -.--) (<;-p)

The Dodgers hit the road to face a team that's only a game out of first place in the division, as well as a game out of a share of the wild card lead. What, you want to cite small sample sizes, which put the Baltimore Orioles atop the AL East with a 4-0 record? Maybe you've got a point.

Chacin, who was supposed to start Sunday as the #3 in the Rockies' rotation (but got rained/snowed out (see photo)), wants to prove that last year's 3.28 ERA (28 appearances, 21 starts) isn't a fluke. Yeah, but we've got a Minotaur and his 0.00 ERA, as well as a team that hasn't lost a series all year (damn, there's that sample size issue again).

You want the Dodgers to take their NL West-leading show on the road (where the Dodgers are undefeated this year)? You got it. Just don't be expecting to feel like a sunny delight, "Orange" Jhoulys.

Coors Field shot from April 3, 2011: AP photo; Orange Julius shot from the Glendale Galleria

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Orel said...

Remember, it's pronounced Yo-lease Cha-seen.

Jimbo said...

This Jimbo <3 game thread puns.

cigarcow said...

Go Rockies!!

Steve Sax said...

Hmm. My "Orange Yo-lease" pun doesn't work as well, then.

I suppose I should be (orange) whipped.

Steve Sax said...

I also won't use my Chaka Khan reference for Chacin next time, either. Thanks a lot, Orel, for screwing my future GameThread.

Jimbo said...

Prolly not the only thing he's screwing...

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Jimbo!

Orel said...

A cigarcow sighting!

Orel said...

Orange Yo-lease still works for me.

Orel said...

Although it's no Carl's Jr. Orange Cream Shake.

karina said...

the maracucho against the Dodgers! go Dodgers!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Orel said...

"Epale, Karina!" has become the "It's time for Dodger baseball!" of SoSG.

Paul said...

Furcal 6,
Gwynn 7,
Ethier 9,
Kemp 8,
Loney 3,
Uribe 5,
Barajas 2,
Carroll 4,
Kershaw 1

Mr. Customer said...

What'd I miss?

Neeebs said...

Cigarcow, huh?

Don't think he could have taken Erin either in March Madness.

Paul said...

You have been adopted by Dinger.

Orel said...

Has cigarcow gone turncoat?

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, what's up with cigarcow becoming a Rockies fan?

I bet he's sleeping with Dinger.

Orel said...

That would be a humdinger.

Steve Sax said...

cigarcow gave Dinger a hummer?

karen said...

Greetings All!!

I'm not liking EK"s lion mane look.

Paul said...

Dinger was bumgarned by Cigarcow in a hummer?

Steve Sax said...

SF down 3-1 to the Padres, in the sixth inning

Paul said...

My iPhone's arbitrary use of capital letters disturbs me....

Paul said...

Either way I feel a bit slighted I wasn't invited to Mr. C's adoption ceremony. I would have brought purple balloons.

Steve Sax said...

Today's MLB Gameday Badges:

Kemp HR
Thames Double
Furcal Single

I just found this function http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/daily_badges.jsp on the new GameDay. Hmm.

Paul said...

Badges?

karen said...

I hate seeing Karina's son in pinstripes

Paul said...

It burns my eyes Karen.

Jimbo said...

It burns this one's eyes, too.

MR.F said...

Okay, this one is tired of being ignored =(.

Orel said...

Clean-shaven Clayton tonight.

karen said...

The Kid is clean shaven. Much better then the peach fuzz look.

karen said...

Greetings Mr. F!!

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Jimbo!

Steve Sax said...

I just "earned" my first badge: A Jason Bartlett badge (from "watching" the SF-SD game on GameDay).

Switched over to the Dodgers-Rockies game. But Furcal didn't single!

Steve Sax said...

tony gwynn jr and his .167 average batting second. yay

karen said...

Freakin' Cargo. Already with his shit.

MR.F said...

Wotcher, Karen!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, I feel confident.

karen said...

Good play by our MSB

Erin said...

Look at me! I showed up for a game thread!

My television is going kaput, and Geek Squad can't show up until tomorrow. So I'm watching the game, but it appears to be very, very dark in Colorado. Or Cleveland, depending upon which game I'm watching.

So, that's fun.

Orel said...

"Spilborghs" sounds like a robot that's the opposite of a Roomba.

MR.F said...

What is wrong with your TV, Erin?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That ball was so hammered it called up David Frost in the middle of the night to tell him how much he sucks.

Erin said...

I wish I knew, Mr. F. Suddenly it just stopped responding to the remote, or even to actually pressing the buttons on the television itself. And though it's on now, it's giving me a very dark picture. It's like watching it through a black filter that someone placed over my screen. My eyes will be strained by the end of the evening. I normally don't buy those "extended warranty" things, but now I'm patting myself on the back for getting it when I got this television.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aw fuck.

Steve Sax said...

hang the uribe

Steve Sax said...

erin: turn that little dial marked "contrast"

(kidding)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Relax, Sax, it's not Uribe's fault. He smoked that ball but right to Wigginton at third.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chacin's benefiting from some stellar defense. He hasn't been able to fool anyone but Carroll so far.

Steve Sax said...

erin, here's what you missed in the bottom of the second

Loney single to center
Uribe GIDP
Barajas single to left
Carroll K

Be happy your tv is busted

Steve Sax said...

@Mr. LA SC: but if I watch the game on television, I can't earn any GameDay badges!

Erin said...

I'm going to fight through and strain my eyes. At the very least, I'm keeping the MLB.tv stream on to hear Vin for another inning.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You can do both! That's what I'm doing!

Josh S. said...

"Three hits and nothing to show for it."

That'll be next year's marketing catchphrase.

Josh S. said...

Dang. I meant to switch avatars before this series. Oh well.

karen said...

I'm so glad we don't have Aubrey Huff in right field.

MR.F said...

Egads. Seems like a good call in this case, Erin!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, Gwynn doubles! Take that, small sample size!

(cries)

Erin said...

Ha! Vin just made fun of that foul-ball-catching fan's "game."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn Wigginton.

karen said...

Yeah! Gnats lose to Pads. Life is beautiful!

Orel said...

Barajas was all kinds of messed up in that AB.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm troubled that nobody has validated the Czar's historical reference yet. I'm slipping.

Mr. Customer said...

^It's because Dinger has revoked my History Channel privileges.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hell hath no fury like a Dinger scorned.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

CarGo just looked bad in that AB.

Steve Sax said...

@MR C 6:36p: David Frost, hammering.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Tulo.

karen said...

Horse piss.

Steve Sax said...

if anyone is watching the gameday on their computer, could you please explain why the Rockies' second and third badges are flipping out?

Steve Sax said...

tulo HR, fuck

MR.F said...

=(

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SC 6:00p: i just watched the video highlight of the Uribe 6-4-3 GIDP. Yes, he smoked it. But tubby should have made it to first before that relay, no?

Steve Sax said...

We needed that single last AB, Jamey

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F, I'd be all over you for that emoticon usage, but to be fair I used one in the GT as well (an extremely rare emoticon sighting for the Sax).

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw sacs Wide-Eyes to second. One out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

All he can do is run as fast as he can.

Steve Sax said...

we're in the top of the fifth btw

charley and rick on the radio feed

MR.F said...

Are you anti-emoticon, Sax?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCKING WIGGINTON

Mr. Customer said...

Well, shit.

Steve Sax said...

dammit gwynn, you suck

dodgers can't score. 1-0 Rockies after 4.5 innings.

MR.F said...

Egads...

Steve Sax said...

@Mr. F: I am indeed anti-emoticon.

But all those parens and hyphens in the box score made me think of an emoticon, so I went for the cheap laugh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What was that about Gwynn, Sax?

Mr. Customer said...

Nice play out there! If he could only hit.

Steve Sax said...

gwynn throws Helton out at second. Okay, atonement.

MR.F said...

This one has a sad that you are anti-emoticon, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Tony Gwynn Jr. 5 minutes ago: :(

Tony Gwynn Jr. 1 minute ago: :)

Fred's Brim said...

great play, Junior!

Ty Wiggington can suck it

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh that's not good.

Fred's Brim said...

damn - keep it down, Clayton

MR.F said...

Why so many homers? =(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, Gwynn probably saved a run, so that's something.

Steve Sax said...

shit, iannetta HR. 2-0 Rox.

I am worried less for Kershaw (it IS Coors Field, after all), but more for the Dodgers who have five hits and can't score a run. Sounds like the making of our only loss this year--shutout with nine hits.

Jason said...

Little Vin love-fest for Dave Hanseon

Spank said...

100

Spank said...

damm

Jason said...

And epale everyone! I'm stuck in the office but I'm hogging all the bandwidth to stream the game at my desk.

MR.F said...

This one is sorry for using the emoticon, Sax. It is a habit.

Steve Sax said...

leadoff walk to Andre, but he's grumbling about it to the press

Fred's Brim said...

don't worry Saxy, we'll get some runs

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F, you deserve the right to use emoticons if you want. It's all good here.

Steve Sax said...

@FB, I'm glad you're confident.

So is Mr. LA SC 5:47p

MR.F said...

Damn right this one deserves it!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a K

Steve Sax said...

Here comes a Loney HR. I'm feeling it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now's the time to see that power Uribe has.

Steve Sax said...

Sparse attendance in the stadium, according to the backdrop provided by MLB GameDay (which I'm sure has nothing to do with reality, but is still curious why they wouldn't make it look sold out).

Loney grounds out but moves Ethier to second. Two out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's depressing.

Steve Sax said...

dammit Uribe!

Dodgers can't score a leadoff walk. Rox 2, Dodgers 0 through 5.5.

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax - maybe they can swap backgrounds based on projected attendances

Steve Sax said...

see you on the other side, kids

MR.F said...

"(cries)" is this one's greatest contribution to SoSG.

Fred's Brim said...

OK lets score while Sax is away!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's not good.

Fred's Brim said...

it'd be nice if we got double sometime

Paul said...

What the hell happened?

Damn no runs yet?

Fred's Brim said...

Mr F, where's your fluffy white friend?

Steve Sax said...

fowler double dammit

MR.F said...

This one is at work and the picture of Patricito is at home. This one will upload the picture tonight.

Paul said...

It be nice if my son doesn't start crying but I have a feelin he isn't ready for bedtime.

Spank said...

nice

Orel said...

Mr. F is nothing if not dedicated.

Fred's Brim said...

OK finish this off Clayton

Paul said...

hmmmm silence. I'll give five minutes and see if i am home free to watch the Dodgers three run homer in the eigth.

Fred's Brim said...

@Mr F, I am looking forward to his return

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hope this goes well.

karen said...

C'mon Clay, sit him down

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This did not go well.

Paul said...

Fuck!!!

And I can't yell either.

Mr. Customer said...

Son of a hurr. We're fucked.

Spank said...

shit

Fred's Brim said...

rats
they do the job with 2 outs but we can't

Orel said...

It's distressing to see Kershaw get knocked around. Yet he's actually in line for a quality start (for what that's worth).

Paul said...

I blame Mr C's new mom/dad.

karen said...

@ Paul...How old is the baby now?

Steve Sax said...

Wtf guys?

Spank said...

yay?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I've never had the "we're not getting back in this one" feeling in Coors like I am having it now.

Paul said...

He just turned six months.

Tuesdays are father/son bonding nights.

He has thrown me a curve ball and is being cooperative and seems to have gone to sleep after his dinner.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck, we're screwed.

Orel said...

Beautiful play...by the Rockies.

karen said...

Tulo is really a pain in the arse.

Fred's Brim said...

The Rockies play a little better defense than the Giants

Spank said...

Fuck,man

Paul said...

Cargo wasn't playing very deep. Now I know why.

Paul said...

I didn't realize how tough the Dodgers April schedule is so I am really glad they started 3-1.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We all know you're a Rockets, fan, Loney. Don't hide it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMN YOU, EXTRANEOUS COMMA

Spank said...

Watching the game on gameday is making me feel like Hall and Oates,Out of Touch.

Paul said...

I keep forgettin we have Michael McDonald on our team.

karen said...

That's two shots that Uribe has caught at third tonite. He's working his way into my good graces. Now if he would just hit.

Fred's Brim said...

I like this segregated bullpen, with the decent guys like Kuo, Brox and Guerrier there to pitch with leads and the scrubs like Macdougal and Cormier to work the mop

Paul said...

I mean MacDougal.

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday plugs the aflcio

Paul said...

Well he didn't fool anyone but 1-2-3.

Spank said...

Thank you gameday for not telling how the third out happened.

Fred's Brim said...

The Rockies crowd has a 14-games-out-in-early-September sound to it, where you can hear specific assholes yelling at players

Spank said...

Betancourt's gameday pic looks like it was taken in San Quentin.

Fred's Brim said...

Let's hit this bum!

Fred's Brim said...

That was low, blue

Orel said...

There is a bevy of babes behind home plate.

Paul said...

Why does my dog decide to start barking after my boy goes to sleep every single night?

Way to set the table Raffy.

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy not seeing the changeup very well tonight

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're not winning this one.

Paul said...

Ummm how do you not swing at that.

Steve Sax said...

Really glad Gwynn is batting second tonight

Paul said...

Ump is giving him the corner guys.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - they are man's best friend, not necessarily dad's best friend

Steve Sax said...

My god we suck

karen said...

I'm not liking this freaking game at all.

Fred's Brim said...

that damn ump is calling that low shit. They should throw his ass in the humidifier

Spank said...

fucking horrid

Paul said...

Ump is giving him the fuckin corner!!!

Can't they hear me?!?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Sax - It's not like the rest of the lineup is on fire.

Paul said...

How come I can create a Pat Burrell homerun but cant use my powers for good?

NicJ said...

We got five hits. That IS our lineup on fire.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

How bad must your SAT scores be if you can't get into CSUF?

Fred's Brim said...

They are making all the plays and getting all the pitches and it won't last. Maybe it will tonight but they can't keep it up

Paul said...

I took my SAT with a Dodger hangover.

Stayed up way too late watching them lose to the Phillies in 14.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - Burrell hits homers just to piss me off

Fred's Brim said...

that guy can eat a salty D sandwich

Paul said...

Kershaw gone Cargo hungry!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

that makes me smile: "The Dodgers traded Ryan Theriot to the Cardinals..."

Orel said...

Hawksworth has a touch of Flat Breezy in his cap.

Paul said...

Just walk him.

Fred's Brim said...

Gwynn's cap is pretty flat too, isn't it?

Paul said...

Thanks.

Paul said...

As Mr. C said Flaco Breezy.

Fred's Brim said...

asshole ump gave that pitch Julius CharlieSheen

Paul said...

I wonder if Donnie can still hit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The crowd really overreacted on that one.

Spank said...

All we need is three...more outs.

el montanero said...

I forgot about Huston Street...at least the Dodgers have a puncher's chance.

Paul said...

Get on Matty.

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