Saturday, April 21, 2012

Game 15 Thread: April 21 @ Astros, 4p

Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 2.35) vs. Kyle Weiland (0-2, 8.44).

Since another Son already used the Stone Temple Pilots idea to mock the opposing starter, let's instead focus on Kershaw, who is without a win this year despite three starts and 15.1 IP, with 13 Ks, 4 BB, and 4 ER to show for it. I'm hoping that Matt Kemp keeps up his torrid pace of beating opposing pitchers to a pulp (at Minute Maid Park, no less), and we come away with an Astrosmash. Wait, that idea was used as well? Dammit!

106 comments:

NicJ said...

Gints lose!!

You know for a fan base who likes to constantly bring up the Bryan Stow tragedy to say that dodger fans are horrible violent people they sure go batshit crazy with the death threats everytime someone touches Posey.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon SS
Kennedy 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Sellers 3B
Ajellis C
Kershaw P

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kennedy batting second? Balls.

Steve Sax said...

Mets beat the Giants in the bottom of the ninth when, with one out and the bases juiced, the Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis grounds to first. Brandon Belt comes home for out #2 but Oyster Pubes, throwing back to first for the DP, has his back leg taken out as he is throwing to first. Pubes' throw sails into right field and Ruben Tejada scores from second with the winning run.

Mets win 5-4. Giants had three errors in the game, two of which led to Mets runs.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Mr LA SC for the lineup

Steve Sax said...

Agree, Kennedy second makes no sense

Steve Sax said...

And no Hairston?!?!

Steve Sax said...

Highlights of the aforementioned Giants at Mets game. Not only did the Mets blow the top of the ninth to let the Giants tie it, the Giants had two misplays in the bottom of theninth to lose it anyway.

http://deadspin.com/5904043/the-ninth-inning-of-todays-mets+giants-game-was-about-the-worst-ever

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like a good time for my first foray over to McCovey Chronicles this season.

Alex said...

just saw the Oyster Pubes play...

:)

how long before brian sabean starts bitching about the play like he did last year when Pubey got trucked (see avatar)

Dusty Baker said...

Pubes was bitching about it in the post-game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chente's lost his mojo.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck! Perfect game today. Philip Humber of WhiSox vs Mariners.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes. Pitched against me in SoSG Fantasy Baseball as well.

Dusty Baker said...

Pitching against Mariners "hitting" shouldn't count for purposes of record feats such as a perfect game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I bet the Bobby V is wishing he still allowed beer in the clubhouse right now.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Or that it were Terry Francona's problem.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whaaaaaaa!?!?

what_difference_does_it_make said...

LONEY?!?!? Am I that drunk?!? Did he just hit a huge homer?!?

Spank said...

Karinas son looks different. i think he's in the best shape of his life.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney is on pace for 10.8 homers this year.

Spank said...

LONEY? Really?

Hideo Nomo said...

I missed a Loney homer? Stupid laundry.

Also, I'm having a hard time taking my eyes off this Red Sox trainwreck.

Alex said...

Loney HR?

#homecooking

Hideo Nomo said...

'Twas no balk.

Neeebs * said...

Loney!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That will teach me not to pay attention.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RT @BillShaikin: Who had James Loney with more HR than Albert Pujols two weeks into season? #dodgers #angels

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, Dee.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dee-moralizing.

Steve Sax said...

Loney breaks .200 for the first time this year!

I've got my PGT headline...

Steve Sax said...

Loney now with a higher BA than Dee Gordon...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sit the fuck down!

Hideo Nomo said...

The 9 straight strikeoouts wasn't on this roadtrip, Psycho.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^Schafer, not Sax.

Steve Sax said...

YankMes on top of the BoSox, 15-9. And the game isn't over.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

OMG loney did something!?!?! And I'm typing like tween LOL!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: okay okay, I'm sitting. I didn't realize you were sitting behind me here in the movie theatre.

In The Lucky One, no less!

Hideo Nomo said...

For reference on my previous comment, Collins and Lyons were talking about all the baseball history in the last couple days, and Lyons said, "We've seen history on this roadtrip alone: 9 straight strikeouts, the starts by Kemp and Ethier..." Then he tailed off.

WTF.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You might say Lyons was caught...

(takes off sunglasses)

with his pants down.

YEAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

HIYO!

karina said...

King James contributing ;)

Orel said...

Dee Gordon Web Gem!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Orel said...

And congrats on the perfect game!

karina said...

thank you Orel, i'm very happy about it! go Humber, go White Sox!

Paul said...

Glad the Red Sox got rid of that loser Francona.

karina said...

btw, take that Stubbs!

karina said...

@Paul, not a Red Sox fan, but I did watch the game and it hurts :(

Paul said...

Fuck Bunts!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@karina

Yeah, not looking good for the Fighting Mallorys. I am a professed Fantasy Sports Moron (TM), however.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee's on third!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Paul

I was just saying how if one spends the kind of money that the Sox do, and end up with the 3rd or 4th best team in the division, perhaps a re-evaluation should be in order.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was no strike.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KENNEDYYYYYYYYYYYY

Franklin Stubbs said...

We took it in the 2-hole on that one.

Paul said...

@Stubbleton

Money can't buy you wins. It can buy more chicken and beer. Or in my case whiskey.

Alex said...

BOOM.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You have to be fucking kidding me.

FYFST

Paul said...

Holy shit that was a bomb!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Or we could just do that instead!

karina said...

oh my dear Lord! awesome!

Paul said...

I'd be happy if Gordon would not have bunted.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Unreal. Just unreal.

Orel said...

BISON, PLAY FUNK

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think it landed in Arlington.

Paul said...

I really do stop everything to watch Kemp hit.

Where did my kid go?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Why do people pitch to Kemp?

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Marla

To entertain me?

karina said...

@Czar so they have a chance to tell their grandchildren "I did strike out Matt Kemp"

Orel said...

Wow, I didn't realize the Red Sox blew a nine-run lead.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Wow, I didn't realize the Red Sox blew a nine-run lead."

Neither did the Red Sox #hammered

Hideo Nomo said...

And almost fell behind by another nine.

Paul said...

What are the odds Loney goes yard twice?

Paul said...

Well that is that.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Automatic ball? What is that?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Seven shutout innings for Kershaw.

Paul said...

Of course if the umps are watching me real close I'll rub a little jalapeno up my nose, get it runnin'

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think we can assume that Kid K is back on his game.

Paul said...

Kemp walks.

karina said...

rancho adiendo

Paul said...

Nice hit!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rancho Ardiendo: Redux

Paul said...

Let's wrap this thing up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mike MacDougal makes me angry with his mere presence. His shitty pitching only makes it worse.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't do what I think you're going to do.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sunuvafuck.

Paul said...

This needs to be nipped in the bid.

Paul said...

This ump.

Dusty Baker said...

One must knofe it in the robs to nip it in the bid.

Hideo Nomo said...

Nupped in the bid!

Paul said...

Bid nipped.

Paul said...

Sellers killing ants.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Sellers killing ants."

I think he has a tattoo of that.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dodgers win! Blues about to win too!

Fuck the Sharks! Fuck Clowe!

Paul said...

I make tri-tippin party!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Party being made!

karina said...

we make party!

Franklin Stubbs said...

.500 road trip locked in, at the very least.

Fred's Brim said...

woop! Great game Clayton and Matty!

Spank said...

^ what he said.

Fred's Brim said...

Spank! What's on the menu for tonight?

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT up!

Spank said...

@FB

Sleep. My brain is bloodshot.

Fred's Brim said...

Rest up for the sweep, Spank!