Sunday, August 07, 2011

Game 113 Thread: August 7 @ D'backs, 1p

"A sweep? Of a winning team? That concept confounds me."

Clayton Kershaw (13-4, 2.68) vs. Ian Kennedy (13-3, 3.17).

The Giants, in first place, have lost three in a row. The Diamondbacks, a mere half-game out of first place, have also lost three in a row. The Dodgers are in position for a rare sweep. And everybody's starting their aces today: Kershaw against Kennedy in Arizona, while Tim Lincecum takes on the Phillies' Roy Oswalt. The Dodgers may not be able to play quality baseball, but win or lose, they can play the spoiler.

photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

38 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Carroll SS
Miles 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Navarro C
Velez 2B
Kershaw P

Paul said...

Do or do not, there is no try.

Paul said...

Velez? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Might as well have Mattingly play second.

Paul said...

Might as well let Loney play 2B.

Josh S. said...

Might as well let an empty glove play 2nd base.

Josh S. said...

Man, Joe Block is working his ass off to jinx the Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Might as well jinx Joe Block.

Paul said...

Joe Block's thumbs have been functional since July 1978.

Paul said...

The Dodgers have been winning since the last time they lost.

Paul said...

Since the 7th inning of last night's game the Dodgers have the Major League best ERA and winning percentage.

Josh S. said...

The Dodgers have the best slugging percentage of the 2011 Dodgers.

Paul said...

with a Dodgers win today, the Dodgers will lead the NL West in sweeps since August 05, 2011.

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Steve Sax said...

This marks the 113th game this season that a beer during a Dodger game was highly in order.

I cannot resist.

Jason said...

I just set up shop at a local bar with the MLB package. A small group of Phillies fans settled in behind me to watch the game against the Giants on the tv across the room. I'm conflicted, do I taunt them? Or do I join them and root against the Giants?

Jason said...

I like Vin's tie.




On a related note, I like Vin.

Jason said...

I like how they just list 0-16 in place of a batting average for Velez.

I do not like that they have to list Velez, however.

Fernie V said...

Kelly Johnson didn't he play for he bad news bears.

Josh S. said...

This is so bizarre. I was sure we'd lose the other two games and win this one.

Steve Sax said...

This is not a good start, party people

Steve Sax said...

On to the second inning, where the dodgers will bat

-- a .251 BA guy
-- a .201 BA guy
-- a .000 BA guy

That should strike fear in the hearts of the Diamondbacks.

Spank said...

Kelly Ripa can hit better than Velez.

Josh S. said...

Ian Kennedy badge.

Blerg.

Jason said...

@Spank

I'd hit Kelly Ripa.

Josh S. said...

If James Loney homers and no one comments about being surprised, did it actually happen?

Jason said...

I think we all died of shock. It's tough to comment while dead.

Thankfully, I recovered.

Josh S. said...

Velez: 0 for ever.

Steve Sax said...

hey! I wake up from my nap, and we're winning!

And two of the three Dodgers badges are unlocked!

Steve Sax said...

Shit, now we're losing again!

Steve Sax said...

The Loney HR will not only be not mentioned on this GT, but also swept away and forgotten if we end up losing

Steve Sax said...

Phils down 3-1 in the eighth

Jason said...

Sax, go back to sleep so we can start winning again.

Josh S. said...

With the Giants winning, Kershaw does the right thing and serves up a meatball.

Spank said...

What homer?

Josh S. said...

DBacks are 62-0 when leading after the last out of the ninth inning.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

'nother Stella open.

Steve Sax said...

(Josh S: thanks for all the PGT ideas you left in this GT!)