Sunday, May 29, 2011

Game 54 Thread: May 29 vs. Phish, 1p

Ricky Nolasco (4-0, 3.04) vs. Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.96).

The way the punchless Dodgers are going, Trey Anastasio and the boys could outhit them right now. In fact, it's something of a miracle the Dodgers are even in a position to take this series. And if they do, they'll be led by their ace Kershaw, currently enjoying the highest K/9 rate of his career: 9.99. And if they don't, it'll just be another phailure in a season full of them.

photo from Flickr user ctankcycles

113 comments:

Neeebs said...

I prefer Fish, former lead singer of Marillion. Check him out.

And I'll be at the yard today.

Josh S. said...

Don't phuck this up.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh Lindblom recalled to help out the bullpen.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Opening shots were of field level concessions. Not one but two security/cops could be seen taking part in the food/drink offerings. I'm going to assume they were on break.

Dusty Baker said...

Atta boy, Kid K. Way to get it started.

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, if you brought your glove, they may ask you to pitch by the sixth inning

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal 6
Blake 5
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Sands 3
Gibbons 7
Navarro 2
Carroll 4
Kershaw 1

Steve Sax said...

2 Ks for Minotaur in the first!

Steve Sax said...

No Loney, No Cry

Dusty Baker said...

Janson to DL. Lindblom up.

T-Slick done as a Dodger.

Dusty Baker said...

Per TBLA: "Oh yeah, Josh Lindblom is wearing #52 with the Dodgers, last worn by George Sherrill"

(cries)

karina said...

We missed Anibal Sanchez too and my fantasy team is suffering due to Josh Johnson's injury

*cries*

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Wotcherpale, Karina!

Steve Sax said...

Two more Ks for the Kid in the second

Spank said...

Gotta love that powerful Dodger offense.

(cries)

Spank said...

What'supale!

karina said...

Giants lost by a shutout

#schadenfreude

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny talking about Roseboro. Yesterday I went to see a one-man play about the Roseboro/Marichal incident. It was nothing short of brilliant, folks. It's supposed to end today but there is word it may be extended. If it is, I HIGHLY recommend anyone who lives in this area go see it. Here is the link:

http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=14331

As you enter the house, Vin Scully's voice can be heard calling Sandy Koufax's perfect game. I started crying right away. As the show opens, the actor interacts with the crowd and asks the crowd to walk through who was playing which position on the day of the incident. "Ok, so who's playing first?" and many on the crowd reply out loud with "Wes Parker!" and it goes on from there through the lineup. Here's a primer in case some details are fuzzy:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN196508220.shtml

It's haunting to read such seemingly simple, routine words from the box score:

Jeff Torborg replaces John Roseboro playing C batting 8th
Bob Schroder pinch hits for Juan Marichal (P) batting 9th

Plus, for perhaps the only time ever in any of our past and future history of attending plays, one can hear the words "Fuck the Giants!" uttered by the actor. No lie.

Stay tuned and I'll let you know if the show is extended. Mrs Dusty and I want to go back and see it again.

Dusty Baker said...

Here's an interview with the actor:

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_18164308

karina said...

what happened to the game?

karina said...

Dusty, I want to see that play

*cries*

Dusty Baker said...

@K

I actually sat there and thought about how much you of all people would enjoy the play, Karina.

Dusty Baker said...

To what game, Karina? Did you lose the feed or something?

Spank said...

Sounds interesting,Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K with a hit!

Spank said...

RAFA!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Gibby!

Spank said...

thank you Dish network for updating the receiver right in the middle of a Dodger rally.

Dusty Baker said...

This may be the last chance you ever get to watch a Dodger rally, Spanky.

Spank said...

Signal back just in time to see Ackbar strikeout. Classic.

Spank said...

@ Dusty

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

And they have dirty Sanchez.

karina said...

Gameday froze in the rally *sighs*

@Dusty it's scary how well you're getting to know me

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K is 2-2 today!

Spank said...

Nice fucking hustle Rafa!

Dusty Baker said...

I wanted that Furcal play scored as a double so I could get that badge. :-(

DelinO said...

Come on... count that a double. I want my Furcal badge!

DelinO said...

If my mind is working like Dusty's, I best crack open a beer and a crack pipe.

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get a DAMMIT! ?

Dusty Baker said...

Crack pipe? Heyo!

Dusty Baker said...

La Barba has no rhythm yet since he's come back. That was a bad AB.

Dusty Baker said...

E being walked. Let's have a Bisonslam!

DelinO said...

Badge it up, Chris.
I'm about to.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Spank said...

DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker said...

Where you at, Josh?

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C, I'm not feelin' ya.

Josh S. said...

Was at a BBQ. Just about to settle in.

Dusty Baker said...

I knew that would work. Epale, Josh!

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, Omar Baby.

DelinO said...

Dude, I missed a party.

DelinO said...

Did anyone not get ejected

Josh S. said...

I can't wait for this series to end, so Steiner and Monday will stop drooling over Stanton's physique.

Josh S. said...

Cleanup hitter Tony Gwynn Jr.?

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny is just in fine form today. I don't care if we get beat 24-4. Just keep dealing, Vinny.

Dusty Baker said...

Cleanup hitter Clayton Kershaw.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel, Sons:

Great Vinny vignette just now re Leo Durocher getting kicked out. I DVR'd it and will transcribe it for you.

Josh S. said...

KERSHAW!!!

DelinO said...

The Kemp I knew from Bank of America would never get kicked out.

Josh S. said...

FOOK YEAH!!!

DelinO said...

Fish Heads, fish heads
Roly poly fish heads

Dusty Baker said...

"This is keystone cops now." - my sister-in-law

DelinO said...

Once again, we're deprived of badgeness

Josh S. said...

AWWWWWW YEEEEEAAAHH!!!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, 8-0?

And WE have the 8?

Whoo hoo!!!

Spank said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

DelinO said...

Nolasco's just finding his groove. Let him stay

Spank said...

OoooooooooooH!

Josh S. said...

15 hits? They'll get no-hit tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck that, I'm calling that last Furcal hit a double. I've got the badge in my own mind.

DelinO said...

Gwynn keeping the dream alive per usual

DelinO said...

Fun inning

Strikeout
single
double
walk
ground out RBI
single
single
single
Gwynn

DelinO said...

Ball doesn't get smaller than that

Dusty Baker said...

That suit is not your color, Vinny.

Dusty Baker said...

Ricky Nolasco: always a Dodgers fan! Thanks, holmes!

Josh S. said...

You and your Cousins and me and my Cousins.

Dusty Baker said...

This Kershaw kid...he's pretty good.

Josh S. said...

Kid K's charity is gonna be rolling in it.

Dusty Baker said...

KKKKKKKKKK

Josh S. said...

Sands needs to get in on the party now.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Sandman. Enter.

Josh S. said...

Not that I would endorse getting tix from Ticketmaster, but did you see they let you choose your Dodger Stadium seat now?

Dusty Baker said...

No, I didn't. Thx for the tip on Ticketmaster. I usually do't use them but part of that is bc of the previous lack of seat selection restriction.

Steve Sax said...

Vin says Gibbons lost that ball in the wind

I think Gibbons lost it because he's lame

Steve Sax said...

DelinO 2:49p: innings end with Gwynn

Josh S. said...

I think he lost it because he broke wind.

Dusty Baker said...

In fairness to Gibbons, it is windy as shit. There was a huge gust right when the ball was hit. Let's cut a brother some slack.

Steve Sax said...

DelinO, you'll be happy to know that my iPhone now autocorrects to capitalize the last letter

Josh S. said...

FUCK YOU, WIND!!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers determined to have Kershaw lose this shutout in the seventh

Dusty Baker said...

Wind fucker.

Steve Sax said...

One out

Josh S. said...

Giancarlo Stanton would be so much cooler.

Steve Sax said...

UJTD!

Shutout alive through seven

Josh S. said...

Jim Wolf fell asleep.

Steve Sax said...

Wash your hair, Timmeh!

Josh S. said...

The wind kept his hand down.

Dusty Baker said...

We have the heart of the lineup coming up: Carroll, Kershaw, Furcal.

Josh S. said...

100

Josh S. said...

Hey Vin, Bills got 5 runs last time and nearly chucked them all in the garbage.

DelinO said...

@sax - means it's time for another DelinO name change

DelinO said...

Gwynn just got cast in a remake of The Cooler

DelinO said...

Gibbons is done. Kemp is done.
Badges done.
*weeps

DelinO said...

I saw Robin Cousins (the ice skater) in a stage production of Rocky Horror in London.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney couldn't lift it out of shallow right center for a RBI with the wind blowing out at about 195 MPH.

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw coming back out?

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Kid. you got this.

Dusty Baker said...

2nd career shutout.

Steve Sax said...

We win!

Steve Sax said...

17 hits, wow!

Dusty Baker said...

GDRPGT (God Damn Right PGT) should be joyous!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up! Sorry friends, blogging and grilling don't mix...well