Sunday, August 14, 2011

Game 119 Thread: August 14 vs. Astros, 1p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-14, 3.01) vs. Jordan Lyles (1-6, 4.88).

While rookie Lyles Lyles Crocodiles is coming off the worst start of his career (7 ER and 12 H over 5.0 IP, versus the Diamondbacks), and his league-worst Astros have already dropped the first two games in this series.

But against Lyles is Hard-Luck Hiroki, who has received the worst run support in the National League and the third worst run support in MLB. It's enough to make Kuroda seem like Mr. Grumps, indeed.

Dodgers, the least you could do is get Hiro a win, and give him an outside, distant shot at evening up his record by years' end. Or for pete's sake, make sure to save Kuroda one of those free giveaway backpacks (first 15K kids 14 and under).

57 comments:

rbnlaw said...

I'm setting the over/under for runs in this game at 3.

All takers, please report to the betting windows at the front of the casino.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

False.

Dusty Baker said...

Checking in from Atlanta. Hotel full of Cubs fans here to see their shit-sucking team get pummeled by the Braves. You gotta admire their dedication.

rbnlaw said...

Hey, bet the over.

rbnlaw said...

Cubs fans are only slightly less annoying that philly phans.

Very slightly.

Steve K said...

A year ago, I didn't own any children's books. Now, I see Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and I realize it's been a long time since I read that to my daughter!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vi--

SIDEBAR!

Spank Horst said...

timestamp

Spank Horst said...

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Fernie V said...

If I had a choice I think I would be a cubs fan. They have cool merchandise.

Fernie V said...

Steve k is the crocodile book about a liar. My little tends to fib for fun.

Fernie V said...

rbnlaw I'll take under and throw a 20 down on a hard eight at the craps table.

Spank Horst said...

Gwynn LF
Carroll 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Miles 3B
1B
Dinner C
Sellers SS
Kuroda P

Fernie V said...

Nice line-up Donny

Fernie V said...

I am new did I take anyone's assassin?

Fernie V said...

Spanky, who's on first?

Spank Horst said...

First come first serve,FV. Who's that? Thurston Moore?

Spank Horst said...

Loney is on first.

(cries)

Fernie V said...

Yeah after the Sonic youth days.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Just getting it out of the way before I pop into this grip and grin event.

Josh S. said...

MVPioner LOL

Dusty Baker said...

How did we get the two runs?

Eric the Ice King said...

I don't know if I should be more surprised that Dioner hit a homer, Loney was on base or that Kuroda actually got run support.

Dusty Baker said...

Dinner time!

Josh S. said...

This just in: Darwin Barney has been found strangled to death with a child-size Braves jersey.

Spank Horst said...

Bison with a homerun

Josh S. said...

Damn Loney, that was pretty sweet.

Fernie V said...

Ain't that a bitch, put the tv on fox southwest and shit, showered and shaved. Got to my tv and fox is showing the Rangers game.

Dusty Baker said...

You got all cleaned up for nothing, FV.

Fernie V said...

What reallly sucks, was planning to watch game at in-laws.

Fernie V said...

Watching golf now, that Rory McIlroy kid put on some weight.

Dusty Baker said...

What's happening w golf? I lost track earlier today.

Fernie V said...

Hold up waiting for highlights on MLB net

Fernie V said...

Jason Dufner won

Fernie V said...

Alright read it wrong, he is up on the 14th hole.

Fernie V said...

I see he has a 2 shot lead but announcer just said he has a four shot lead.

Fernie V said...

Hello Sellers

Fernie V said...

Donny you got a dilemma now.

Josh S. said...

JUSTIN SELLERS, BITCHES.

Fernie V said...

Dufner up 5 on leaderboard, but he landed in water could be four after this hole.

Dusty Baker said...

What did Pink Panther do?

Fernie V said...

I keep flipping to MLB net channel they just up dated dodger game.

Spank Horst said...

Three run homer DB. re:pink panther

Fernie V said...

I change it to golf and my 2 year, who just woke up from his nap, keeps saying GO dodgers. So I have to change it back to MLB channel.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Spank.

That's a good lad, FV!

Steve K said...

@Fernie 12:42

The crocodile book isn't about a liar. It's about a crocodile named Lyle that lives with a family. Their neighbor (Mr. Grumps) doesn't like Lyle because he scares Mr. Grumps' cat. He has Lyle sent off to the zoo, but Lyle ends up saving Mr. Grumps from a fire and is then allowed to go back to live with the family...

Dusty Baker said...

Did you just create a crocodile blog, J Steve?

Dusty Baker said...

7-0 in the 8th, right?

I finally just left my event so I can finish following the game on MLB Game Day Lite on my iPhone.

Steve Sax said...

@Steve K, you should write the Cliff Notes for Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Dusty Baker said...

Can we play the Stros every week?

Steve Sax said...

Quick PGT up, will add to it later

Neeebs said...

Mr. Grumps lived on my block.

Steve K said...

If I write the Cliff Notes version, do I have to figure out things like literary allusions or analyze the motivations of the characters?

Spank Horst said...

@ Steve K

Book report sent.

Fernie V said...

Thx stevie

rbnlaw said...

Hard eight!

Eight is off.
Shooter coming out.

Neeebs said...

Testing my kill shot via mobile.