Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Game 18 Thread: April 24 vs. Braves, 7p

It's Snuggie Night!

Aaron Harang (1-1, 5.40) vs. Mike Minor (2-1, 3.10).

Minor's on a roll, having allowed one unearned run to the Brewers over 7 1/3 innings, then following that by holding the Diamondbacks (sans Upton and Young) to two runs over eight innings. The NL-best 13-4 Dodgers counter with Harang, who anchored the Dodgers' sole win in Milwaukee last week.

But all eyes will be on the Dodger bats, which cranked out 15 hits against the Braves last night. Will Andre Ethier and James Loney continue their hot streaks against a lefty? Will Loney even start? (UPDATE: No.) Will Juan Uribe's tender wrist actually force him to continue making contact? Can Dee Gordon and Ajellis keep getting on base? Will SoSG readers Alex and Bryan send us pictures of themselves in a Dodgers sleeved blanket? The tension is killing me!

128 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Kemp 8
Rivera 3
Ethier 9
Hairston 7
Uribe 5
Ajellis 2
Harang 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So Guerrier goes to the DL? I bet FB is happy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I also think this means the Dodgers automatically win the Chin-Lung Hu trade.

Orel said...

Loney sits.

Hideo Nomo said...

Nevermind. I remembered the poem wrong.

Paul said...

Reds take an early lead 2-0 lead on the Giants. BY my calculation the Giants will reach maximum suckage at about 7:42 pm.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Artest.

Paul said...

My favorite non Dodger pitcher on the mound for the Reds. Not really but much respect.

http://tinyurl.com/76cl3gp

Paul said...

Darvish in trouble after a Jeter bunt.

Steve Sax said...

SF still down 2-0 to the Reds, in the sixth

Paul said...

By my calculations the Rangers are pretty good.

Steve Sax said...

Reds plate six in the seventh, now lead 8-0

Steve Sax said...

9-0 Reds through eight innings

Steve Sax said...

Final in Cincinnati: Reds 9, Giants 2

Final in Pittsburgh: Pirates 5, Rockies 4

Arizona and San Diego both scoreless in each of their respective matches

Paul said...

Half soaked from my kid's bath and listening to the idiot Brave announcers Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double for the Braves.

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Harang wriggles his way out of it!

That's good.

Steve Sax said...

Can I go now?

(Actually, I do need to go.)

Steve Sax said...

(That's bad.)

Paul said...

Buh Bye!!'

Jason said...

RBI machine. I guess.

Paul said...

Chip Carey called that homerun like it was a national tragedy.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera does what Kemp could not (this time)!

2-0 Dodgers in the first

Paul said...

Clean single Jerry!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice single by the guy with one of the worst Twitter handles ever.

Paul said...

Yeah. Uribe being Uribe.

Hideo Nomo said...

Throwing the bat at the ball will only get you so far.

Spank Lapierre said...

Watching the game on KCAL,Vinny!

#FreeGameOfTheDay

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Spank Lapierre said...

I'm starting to warm up to Hairston. Not really.

Paul said...

Rivera's night so far. Nice play.

Spank Lapierre said...

Nice play 1B.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GAH FUCKING BUNTS

Paul said...

Safe.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, Larry.

Paul said...

Larry is always dialed in on his birthday.

Paul said...

Please dont fall behind the .178 hitter.

Fuck.

Paul said...

Bunt. Fools.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Somebody get Kenley warmed up.

Spank Lapierre said...

Damn. Tied score.

Hideo Nomo said...

Are we all in agreement that the IBB to Heyward with two out was moronic?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're losing! Fuck!

Spank Lapierre said...

Stoopid free game of the week!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RUN(S)

Spank Lapierre said...

Kemp baserunning fail

Paul said...

Seriously Kemp needs to just hit homeruns so he doesn't have to be on the basepath.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GAMEDAY, WHY YOU CONFUSE ME?

Spank Lapierre said...

Uh oh. Loney time.

Hideo Nomo said...

Rivera haters might get their wish here.

Spank Lapierre said...

Can't they use a pinch runner instead of putting in Loney right now? Please!

Spank Lapierre said...

i'm a little disappointed i didn't get the chance to tell Mattingly "I told you so,mutt".

Paul said...

I think we used up two weeks worth of Uribe hits last night.

Paul said...

Ellis helping us clear the Kennedy spot.

Paul said...

Really you are playing matchup against Kennedy?!?

Hideo Nomo said...

Is Justin Sellers dead?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kennedy? Why?

Hideo Nomo said...

We'd get more offense out of Kennedy at this point.

Paul said...

Wow I forgot about that Kennedy.

Dusty Baker said...

Been at my MEX getting hammered and celebrating a great Chelsea victory for the ages, Vinny!

Fuck Barca, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Just don't forget about Dre.

Paul said...

That was close.

Paul said...

Is Barca one of those Columbian prostitutes?

Paul said...

Uh oh Larry is up again.

Paul said...

Crafty Larry gets a walk. He will be a the reagle beagle tonight.

Orel said...

Epale, mofos!

Spank Lapierre said...

we need some runs up in dis bish and i don't mean the port o potty type.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I'm back. What? Tied up???

Orel said...

Rivera pulled his hammy?

Paul said...

Kemp walks. Let's not make this a base fuckup hat trick.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera hits his first HR and then gets a hammy injury.

And so we have FJL.

Paul said...

Looked more like his calf

Spank Lapierre said...

Loney is not clutch material

Steve Sax said...

Dammit James, I blink and you're out

Steve Sax said...

Why is Michael Cooper not included in the KCAL 9 Lakers montage?

Spank Lapierre said...

Kenickie?

Paul said...

We are being pasternikied.

3 singleS the other way. Uribe impression.

Orel said...

Guerra Ks Bourn!

Paul said...

That pitch was nasty.

Orel said...

I had a pasternicky sandwich for lunch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Don't let Larry bat!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not very well positioned to make an informed comment about this game.

Spank Lapierre said...

Dennis Gilbert chilling like a villain a couple seats from Neeebs behind home plate..

Spank Lapierre said...

DAMMIT!

Orel said...

Fucking Prado with an RBI triple.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Kemp should have had that one.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blerg.

Spank Lapierre said...

Kemp with the glove fail.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't no how Kemp didn't glove that one.

Paul said...

#Beastfail

Steve Sax said...

Arggggghhhhhh

Paul said...

Worst part is listening to Chip Carey orgasm. Is really Larry Carey?

Orel said...

Don't worry, guys, Urine's coming up!

Paul said...

Heat.

Orel said...

TV radar says Kimbrel at 98. Vin says 99.

Orel said...

Man, he just toyed with Ethier.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, we're fucked.

Spank Lapierre said...

Nice at bat,Ethier.

Paul said...

Hairston and Uribe. This can only end well.

Steve Sax said...

This is not good

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Sax - I thought you wanted the Dodgers to play winners?

Orel said...

Hairston singles!

Paul said...

Take us home fatboy!

Steve Sax said...

Hairston one-out single!

Walkoff Uribe HR right here...

Spank Lapierre said...

Of course Hairston gets a hit

Paul said...

Wow Uribe bailed on that pitch.

Spank Lapierre said...

come on urine. get all metta world on the fastball.

Paul said...

Breaking pitches to Uribe.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is the moment Uribe has been dreaming about. Er, the moment unrelated to food.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe: it's all downhill from yesterday.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good effort, Uribe. Have a donut.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mr. Walk walks off here.

Spank Lapierre said...

I felt the backwind on that strikeout 300 miles away.

Steve Sax said...

Except at the team spread.

Paul said...

Yup. Crappy. Why the fuck didn't they pitch like that to him in 2010. Fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll streak if Ciellis hits a homer.

Hideo Nomo said...

I was half right.

Paul said...

Gift walk!!! Let's go TONY!

Spank Lapierre said...

Let Guerra bat. Fuck it.

Steve Sax said...

It's all up to Gwynnster.

Orel said...

"The firm of Ethier & Kemp close to going out of business tonight." —Vin

Spank Lapierre said...

shit . the free game stalled. WTF? I got nothing.

Paul said...

Nice.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Let's get 'em tomorrow.

Steve Sax said...

Boooooooooooooo

Orel said...

MFPGTUP

Spank Lapierre said...

i guess we lost.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh ugh ugh.

It felt like a loss from the moment Larry hit it out.

Paul said...

I hate Uribe again.