Friday, April 27, 2012

Game 20 Thread: April 27 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.61) vs. Ross Detwiler (2-0, 0.56).

You thought those Braves were pesky. Now we face the NL-leading Washington Nationals, another team that Jayson Stark thinks is "real". The Nationals are 14-4 and lead the Braves by two games (we lead the Giants by three).

And tonight is the matchup that everyone wanted: Kershaw vs....Detwiler? Wait a minute, what about that Strasburg guy? Detwiler is 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA in two starts against the Dodgers (lifetime), but that microscopic ERA this year reflects a sub-1.00 WHIP and only 1 ER given up this year (a solo shot by Ryan Ludwick that happened to be a grand slam, but only the HR was earned). Let's see if we can repel these Nats, get back in the win column, avoid our first three-game losing streak of the year, and squash Washington's lineup like bugs.

175 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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

Franklin Stubbs said...

Getting ready to blow off work for the game. I'll be in Loge 159 if anyone wants to swing by.

Word on the street is that SoSG Dusty and esteemed reader Steve K will be joining me.

Alex said...

Stubbs is in da house!

Looking for another great performance by Kersh tonight. Unfortunately I won't be in attendance, let's get off the schneid...

Steve K said...

The word on the street is correct. See you there!

Steve Sax said...

The word on Sesame Street is "Sustainability".

Alex said...

another hour?!

hurry up weekend!

Steve Sax said...

Angels were up 2-0 on the Tribe late but it's tied in the ninth. Angels have two RISP with two out and Erick Aybar...

Steve Sax said...

...strikes out swinging. On to the bottom of the ninth.

Man, this is dismal for the Angels.

Steve Sax said...

And, the Angels lose 3-2.

I really feel bad for them.

Steve Sax said...

About to take a shower, Vin!

Steve Sax said...

Grounder to Uribe, it bounces off his gut into foul territory for the error.

Steve Sax said...

Werth has a lot of facial hair.

Spank Lapierre said...

No mercy for the Angels. Suck it.

Steve Sax said...

Stadium looks empty

Steve Sax said...

Spank, I disagree! I'm cool with the Angels in general. Would Yu rather the Rangers?

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty up in dis bish!

W J Steve and Stubbs and lots of gin.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, it's Davey Johnson!

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, glad you're there but don't tell me you're flasking.

Steve Sax said...

Strike three!

Steve Sax said...

Rickshaw 2010 Pinot Noir, Sax's opening drink of the game.

Dee looked like he was drunk at that AB

Paul said...

Bryce Harper!?!!? Where where?!???

Eugenio's Streak said...

In my recliner with my newborn Vin...

Steve Sax said...

Great stat there: Kemp with 10 HR; Nationals team with 11 HR

Steve Sax said...

Andre bomb!!!

Steve Sax said...

Make that 5 HR allowed by the Nats this year

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, Stubbs, jSteve: looks like you'll have no probs with cell reception tonight

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The ole 1,2 punch! Dre & Bison!

Hideo Nomo said...

DREEEEEE.

Paul said...

That is because Stubbs leased his body to a cell tower company.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Sax: I've read comments from Angel fans actually hoping they'd get to 6-14, since that's how the '02 team started. They got their wish.

The '02 team didn't have the 2012 Rangers to deal with.

Orel said...

Congrats on the new arrival, ES!

Steve Sax said...

Loney, with pitchers mound power

Orel said...

After Dre's HR, I like how he handed his helmet and gloves to Dee in the dugout. Reminding him he's a rookie!

Orel said...

Angels release Bobby Abreu.

Steve Sax said...

ES, congrats and send us a picture!

Steve Sax said...

(of your kid)

Orel said...

I don't feel bad for the Angels. They spent $240M on Pujols and everyone acted like they had won the off-season.

Orel said...

Keep first-pitch swinging, Nats!

Orel said...

Four-pitch inning for Kershaw. Love it.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw with a smooooooth third inning

Dusty Baker said...

@sax

Not flasking. Just paying super premium prices for double gin and tonics, as is the tradition for Stubbs and me.

Spank Lapierre said...

@ Saxy 7:14

I'd rather not the Angels.

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL up in dis bish too, for the record.

Steve Sax said...

Okay Dodgers, I know we've got Clayton on the mound, but let's score more than two tonight. Just to be sure.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: Glad to hear it. The Stadium prices are highway robbery, but bringing in the flask only leads to bad times.

Steve Sax said...

MDIL! What's up, baby?

Orel said...

KKKKK

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL rockin a sweet Dodgers jacket tonight. Major props.

Steve Sax said...

Rickshaw Pinot Noir is kicked like a Uribe Vegas buffet.

On to beer.

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn, Kemp is on fire.

Kemp, Detwiler, and the Nats catcher all laughing after Kemp hit that one for a single.

Steve Sax said...

Base hit Andre

Kemp going early opens up the hole at short.

First and second, none out. Score 'me, dammit

Steve Sax said...

Hairston, why would you be sacrificing if Loney and Urine are up next????

Steve Sax said...

Hairston sacrifices anyway. Clearly, he's not reading SoSG mid-AB.

Steve Sax said...

I suppose, at least Loney can't GITP

Steve Sax said...

Loney, what the fuck.

Orel said...

Did anyone notice LaRoche tagged Loney with an empty glove?

Steve Sax said...

Loney grounds to first with two RISP. Two out.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Uribe has 4 seasons with 20 hr? Is that Juan Uribe?

Steve Sax said...

Uribe putting up some serious air conditioning up there

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, ou lucky fuck

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

McRibe!!!

Orel said...

URIBE SPEED

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, I still dislike ou quite a bit

Steve Sax said...

Where the fuck is my y key

Steve Sax said...

My commenting has gone all French suddenly

Steve Sax said...

Orel: at first glance your comment looked to me like URINE PEED

Steve Sax said...

@DBT, McRibe is fucking brilliant

Steve Sax said...

Load up the bases like a Uribe dinner spread

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw GS right here

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nobody told me tonight was the debut of Sax's one-man show.

Hideo Nomo said...

RANCHO KERSHARDIENDO

Steve Sax said...

Opening a box of Topps 2012 cards right now...

Hideo Nomo said...

Ya gotta swing, K!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@sax that just came to me. He reminds me fatty greasy fast food... McRibe!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon card!

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp card!!!

Steve Sax said...

Tony Gwynn Jr cars!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Scotty Hairston hits for the cycle. Show your brother who wears the pants in this generation of the Hairston family, Jerry!

Steve Sax said...

^card

Steve Sax said...

Both Humber and Pierzynski cards

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Blue Moons going down way to smooth...

Orel said...

Two consecutive Es by Dee.

Steve Sax said...

Jesus, Loney, you can't catch one and then you can't throw one

Steve Sax said...

My red bordered cards suck. But did you know, active NL HR leaders are Chipper Jones, Pujols, then Andruw Jones. Wo is pictured in a Dodgers uniform, no less.

Steve Sax said...

Randy Wells' card has him holding a glove in his mouth

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Halos release Abreu and all call up Trout

Orel said...

Kershaw: "Five outs? No problem."

Steve Sax said...

Shit, I got a Russell Martin card. At least he looks like he's constipated.

Steve Sax said...

Dee, your speed doesn't count if you never get on base

Eugenio's Streak said...

At first I saw that as 'send us a pitcher' I was like, I did, Ted Lilly is from Fresno

Dusty Baker said...

"You bought it. You can do what you want with it." - Stubbs

" That's what I told Neeebs' mom." - Dusty

Steve Sax said...

Oh, you're THAT Eugenio's Streak! Got it!

Orel said...

The LaRoche curse? 3-2 Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Knowing Ned, he'll only drop MacDougal or Rivera if it means a shot at Bobby Abreu.

Paul said...

Congrats ES!

Fresno City Rams baby!! Not your baby just baby.

Steve Sax said...

Pads up 3-1 on the Giants

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fucking shit dammit.... 3-0 looks helluva lot better than 3-2

Steve Sax said...

Am I mistaken or did Ethier think that was the third out?

Steve Sax said...

Home run here, Andre

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, OBP Machine.

Orel said...

Ajellis with the great plate discipline. Second walk tonight. Kershaw bats in the 7th.

Orel said...

CK bunts it too hard, Ajellis out at second.

Orel said...

Two on, two out for Kemp. Let's insurance here!

Orel said...

Kemp doin' (home)work!

Orel said...

Dammit.

Paul said...

Not the French rat again.

Orel said...

Kershaw through 8. 3-2 Dodgers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KENLEY JANSEN CANT PITCH NINTH HAR HAR HAR TWO AND A HALF MEN MY FAVORITE SHOW

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good effort, Loney.

rbnlaw said...

Are we up in Moriyama's shit again?

And Loney still sucks.

Orel said...

Aw, bullshit!

rbnlaw said...

This team is fucked when it comes to close plays at the plate.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck that! He was safe!

Paul said...

Bullshit!!!! Fuck Angel Hernandez.

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn was robbed, his hand got in there

Hideo Nomo said...

We've been getting straight up fucked on calls at home plate this year.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Loney is a big worthless piece of shit!

Steve Sax said...

Ask your doctor about Cialis.

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BALL DON'T LIE GODDAMMIT

rbnlaw said...

Wait! Hey Arnold is on!

Damn son has the remote.

Steve Sax said...

Why didn't gwynn just steamroll the Nats' catcher?

Hideo Nomo said...

Line jive!

Paul said...

Really. I still think his hand got in and I have a much better viewpoint and a much higher blood alcohol level.

Steve Sax said...

sD 5, SF 2 B8

rbnlaw said...

I'm getting a beer. Anyone?

Steve Sax said...

Where the fuck is Fred's Brim tonight? You'd think he was getting married tomorrow or something.

Hideo Nomo said...

Whew.

Paul said...

I just shit my pants.

Orel said...

WHEW!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit that was close. It almost hit the pole

Steve Sax said...

espiNOsa

Hideo Nomo said...

Shoulda Chan Ho Parked the catcher.

Paul said...

Come on Jersey Hansen!!

Hideo Nomo said...

What? Chad Tracy still exists?

Steve Sax said...

Vin just jinxed us there. Please don't say the Nats havent have a hit for a while, Vin

rbnlaw said...

Thank gawd Steve Bartman was sitting in right field.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Kenley

Paul said...

One more.

Steve Sax said...

I can't believe this stadium is so empty on a Friday night

rbnlaw said...

Janley Hansen rulez!

Hideo Nomo said...

Whoops.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Kenley hits him.

Paul said...

Fuck. Chad Tracy doesn't exist.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What?

rbnlaw said...

The Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

Yes, Vin, that does indeed break the streak.

Hideo Nomo said...

Davey out to personally thank Angel Hernandez.

rbnlaw said...

He got hammered?

Steve Sax said...

Edwin Jackson PH? That's weird.

Hideo Nomo said...

Andrew Jackson?

Orel said...

E-Jax pinch-running!

Steve Sax said...

Uh oh, 5-3 SD and still bottom of the eighth in SF.

rbnlaw said...

If only we were facing Pujols right now.

Steve Sax said...

Edwin Moses?

Steve Sax said...

1-2 count to Flores

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BALL DON'T FUCKING LIE

rbnlaw said...

Apparently. Chris Gwynn was running for his brother.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley gets him!

DODGERS WIN!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Hi fives

Hideo Nomo said...

Inverse Angels!!!

Steve Sax said...

Whoooooooooooooo

rbnlaw said...

Making party in Anaheim.

Hideo Nomo said...

OK guys that was cool and all but SCOAR MOAR RUNZ.

Paul said...

We make party!!

rbnlaw said...

Inverse Angels! Har.
Gonna use that.

Steve Sax said...

I'm going for another beer

Eugenio's Streak said...

The way he was holding it, I think Jensen broke that guy's arm....

Steve Sax said...

Setting up for the Friday Night Fireworks!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beer me!

Orel said...

PGTUP!

Steve Sax said...

THAT was 44,807? Yeah, right