Monday, April 11, 2011

Post-Game 10 Thread: Singles Party

The Jets and Sharks only rumble on the field.

DODGERS 6, GIANTS 1

The Dodgers had eleven hits tonight, and ten of them were singles. For efficiency's sake, we will list only those in the starting lineup who did not have a hit:

  • Rafael Furcal
  • Marcus Thames

The non-single? A solo home run by Rod Barajas.

It was a pleasure to watch Clayton Kershaw work tonight; his progression as a pitcher is evident in how he worked out of jams. Kershaw went 6 2/3 innings and threw 117 pitches, yet only issued two walks. The 2010 Kershaw's K/BB ratio was 2.62; so far, the 2011 Kershaw's is 6.00.

And where are those walks going? To Matt Kemp, of course. The 2010 Kemp had about three K's for every walk; the 2011 Kemp has four K's and seven BB's. And he's still perfect on the basepaths, dodging another pickoff bullet when Miguel Tejada dropped the ball on the tag at second.

Special props to Jamey Carroll, who, with Jeremy Affeldt, addressed the crowd before the game (above), then went 3-for-5.

The only bad news: Furcal injured his right thumb sliding into third base. This coming after hurting his wrist on a checked swing in Colorado. Get that man some duct tape!

UPDATE: @kengurnick reports that Furcal broke his thumb. DAMMIT

UPDATE: Raffy pulling a Manny? From @dylanohernandez:

Furcal has a broken finger. Said he's pondering retirement.

UPDATE: From @dylanohernandez:

Furcal sounded like he was speaking out of frustration.

photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

51 comments:

Josh S. said...

You know, that moving pregame ceremony was cheapened a bit by having the goddamn seal there.

Neeebs said...

Yeee Haaaw

Steve Sax said...

This was a big win, and a big statement.

Let's hope we build on it tomorrow against the hipster.

Paul said...

Better than the old mascot the crazy crab.

NicJ said...

I was just laughing at that stupid seal.

NicJ said...

i always thought that thing was a pancake.

Steve Sax said...

Evelyn Taft, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Jackie who?

I'm in love again

Spank said...

@ Josh

Go Gnats!

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats!

Steve Sax said...

And she speaks Russian!

We make party!

Josh S. said...

Gonads!

Orel said...

Bummer of an update to the post.

NicJ said...

Nothing better than perusing MCC after the dodgers beats the Gints.

Josh S. said...

Bummer indeed, but unlike previous seasons where he went down, Furcal was not setting the world on fire.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, all! Just caught up with real life - had to DVR tonight's game.

1) Fuck the Gnats

2) See above

3) Go Blue!

4) Top class pre-game ceremony. Wide Eyes couldn't have said it better. Proud he represented us on the field.

5) Urine was so moved during his ring cycle. Let's hope this translates to hits from here on out.

6) See #1.

7) See #2.

8) Fuck the Gnats.

9) What was with those circling birds toward the end?

10) $61k raised for Stow today at Dodger Stadium. Strong statement.

NicJ said...

Meh, this team pretty much expects Furcal to be hurt.

Bring on the Dee.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit re: Furcal. Now I've gotta change my post for tomorrow...

Orel said...

Furcal contemplating retirement.

Dusty Baker said...

That can't be true - said in heat of moment.

NicJ said...

probably just frustrated with the new injury/poor start

Paul said...

Fookie never could put it all together for a complete season. I wish he had just once.

Paul said...

I am also contemplating retirement.

NicJ said...

say it aint so, Oates.

Dusty Baker said...

I am contemplating another Jack and Coke.

Paul said...

I think i will teach a class on avatar psychology.

Dusty Baker said...

*plugs braided mane into paul's backside*

Orel said...

@Dusty "I am contemplating another Jack and Coke."

Will you broadcast your decision à la LeBron James?

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

No, it will be more of a televised non-event in the same way the Geraldo Rivera/Capone vault was.

Paul said...

I feel like a Guinness milkshake.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Like you want one, or like one might feel if one were a Guinness milkshake?

Paul said...

BREAKING: Spanky's rendition of "The Rose" has been canceled due to pyrotechnical malfunctions.

Josh S. said...

Say no go!

Dusty Baker said...

BREAKING: I decided to have another Jack and Coke.

Hope you all were sitting down for that shocking news.

Paul said...

Dusty

Not sure how a Guniess milkshake feels....I bet they feel like they have the world by the balls.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

It would be fun to take a fantastic voyage type journey into a Guinness milkshake to really get a sense for what it felt like to be that shake, wouldn't it?

Paul said...

Yes but that milkshake song would get old after awhile.

Dusty Baker said...

But the Coolio song never would.

Paul said...

To the hood of funk, to the hood of funk, to the hood of funk.

Paul said...

Bills better man up mañana.

Spank said...

40oz

Josh S. said...

Freedom.

Steve Sax said...

Again, 25 Degrees at the Roosevelt Hotel is where it's at for Guinness milkshakes. I'll take a picture next time we go...

Paul said...

I gotta fever and it can only be cured by more Oates (and Dodger wins)

Dusty Baker said...

Sublime.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Wicks said...

Why am I always shocked when Raf gets hurt? I should expect this.......

Fred's Brim said...

Considering his poor start, I was assuming Raffy was already hurt

Maybe this means we have saved his usual 2 week hot streak for way later in the season when we'll really need it.

And what outfielder will we bring up next? Hoffmann is up, is Mitchell next?

Josh S. said...

I'm fairly certain the Castro regime is about to begin again.

Dusty Baker said...

I think we should bring up Lindsey but never let him bat.

Fred's Brim said...

The way Mattingly manages, he'd play Lindsey every day just to not seem like Torre. And maybe that'd be OK the way James is swinging the bat

NicJ said...

why is he still in the game?