Friday, August 19, 2011

Game 124 Thread: August 19 @ Rox, 5:30p

Hey, this ad is a little offensive.

Hiroki Kuroda (8-14, 2.88) vs. Jason Hammel (7-11, 4.97).

Losing record, low ERA versus losing record, high ERA. Let's look at some other metrics:

KURODA

  • age: 36
  • ERA+: 129
  • WAR: 3.3
  • salary: $12M

HAMMEL

  • age: 28
  • ERA+: 91
  • WAR: 1.2
  • salary: $3M

Did you know that of Kuroda's four years with the Dodgers, he will probably end up with only one winning season (in 2009, and 8-7 at that)? Both ERA+ and WAR say 2011 will be Kuroda's best year with the Dodgers — it's too bad it's being wasted on such a craptacular season. Still, Hard-Luck Hiroki solders on.

40 comments:

Jason said...

Gwynn-san 7
Sellers-san 6
Miles-san 5
Kemp-san 8
Rivera-san 9
Loney-san 3
Barajas-san 2
Carroll-san 4
Kuroda-san 1

Jason said...

Apparently, Ethier's toe has been infected by Blakes elbow.

MR.F said...

I will be at an A's game tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Back on the Best Coast, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

WHAT LONEY NO FAIL?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What the what?

Josh S. said...

The Dodgers: Getting Kuroda runs when it no longer matters.

Josh S. said...

WHAT IS GOING ON?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think it's nice that the Phillies volunteered to act as Dodgers for the day, don't you guys?

Josh S. said...

For some reason, I read that comment wrong and went to check Gameday to see how bad the Phillies were doing.

Dusty Baker said...

You had every reason to read that comment in such a way, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

Newbie question: what does the number seven represent in the box score under the category "R" associated with the Dodgers?

Josh S. said...

Rebounds.

Josh S. said...

Tomorrow's game is radio only. Should we do the game thread by phone?

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: the 7 refers to times the Dodgers have been Run out of the inning.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh: I got news for this weekend, as well...

Josh S. said...

Yankees' poutine-fueled dbag catcher has two homers tonight.

Josh S. said...

LULZ at the Giants. DBacks continue to back into the division crown.

rbnlaw said...

I backed into a crown once. It almost changed my life.

Now back to this one.

rbnlaw said...

Wow. Dodgers up 7-1 and about 20 comments?

*drinks another beer*

What was I saying?

Josh S. said...

@Sax: I'm intrigued, but I may be up to my neck planning for a 2nd birthday party.

rbnlaw said...

Matt "Test my gun" Kemp says, "No."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This game is hurting my brain.

Josh S. said...

The live look-in on Gameday stuck with the raw feed when the game went to break. I was hoping to hear Vin drop an f-bomb.

Alas.

Josh S. said...

Man, I hope some charity is getting money for every Loney groundout.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That charity would be providing power to the new South Sudan if it were the case, Josh.

rbnlaw said...

Truthfully, this is like watching the Dodgers play the Dodgers, except the Dodgers are winning.

Weird, huh?

Steve Sax said...

The Giants were shutout by the Astros! 6-0!

Fun stuff.

rbnlaw said...

Who are these guys?

rbnlaw said...

30

Josh S. said...

Howie Kendrick = Badge #183.

Spank Horst said...

8 fucking runs? Surely you jest?

rbnlaw said...

Don't call me Shirley, Cupcake.

Dusty Baker said...

This one's in the books!

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh @7.25

Oddly, I just donned for the first time in more than a year my Russell Martin tee.

If you squint your eyes, it just looks like an Orel Herscheiser tee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The books will now be buried six feet deep into the earth to serve as evidence that the Dodgers can score runs.

Jason said...

In honor of Hiro, in haiku form:

Run Kemp if you want
Vin's voice shines brightly today
And Fuck you, Dinger

Jason said...

Eight to two final
Third place a dream no longer
Fuck Victorino

Orel said...

PGTUP!