Monday, April 30, 2012

Game 23 Thread: April 30 @ Rockies, 5.40p

Aaron Harang (1-1, 5.16) vs. Juan Nicasio (1-0, 4.76).

The Dodgers are off to a torrid start (5.5 games ahead of the fourth-place Rockies (one of three teams hovering around .500)). And there's nothing like Coors Field to see if we can further amplify our offensive stats. Right now, Matt Kemp leads the majors with 11 HR (if he hits three today, he can tie the April HR record set by Albert Pujols (2006) and Alex Rodriguez (2007)); Andre Ethier and Kemp share the NL RBI lead with 24; and Kemp has the NL lead with 23 runs scored. Coors Field, offensive multiplier, awaits.

Nicasio is young; this is the second season for the 26-year-old, and he's 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers (2 games, 10.2 IP, 9 ER). And, he has a Star Wars-related tie, too: the California town which bears his name has George Lucas as a resident. And, his name is an anagram for Scan Ouija In. So I will...and the board says we're going to win tonight's game. Count it.

Matt Kemp's OPS is 1.382; the next highest OPS is from Josh Hamilton, far away at 1.182. Kemp's OPS+ is 293. Unbelievable.

88 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

But the Rockies are currently under .500, so beating them doesn't count and the Dodgers aren't "for real." Maybe if they drop two to put the Rox over .500, then win the third game, that will count. Or something.

Being a baseball analyst is hard.

Dusty Baker said...

@skinnyswag9 SS
MEllis 2B
@TheRealMattKemp CF
Ethier RF
@jamesloney_7 1B
Uribe 3B
Gwynn LF
@AJEllis17 C
Harang P

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hrm.

Steve Sax said...

I assume there's a FakeMattKemp somewhere, right?

Steve Sax said...

I'm going to be hard to catch this game. Will check in--keep the GT alive, true believers!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm looking forward to this one. Can follow from work for an hour, then will be on the road home, then on the sofa commenting in the GT, Vinny!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Home run! No off the wall! No, home run!!! Bison Bomb!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jesus Hufflepuff Christ, he's unstoppable!

Hideo Nomo said...

Missed the homer. Dammit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Time to run, ladies and gents.

I'll see you guys on the fun side of the commute.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, that didn't last long.

Hideo Nomo said...

Cheapie run. All knotted up. Matt bats again this inning, right?

Dusty Baker said...

Score?

NicJ said...

Kings!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

mullet talk...

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's bad

Franklin Stubbs said...

2-0 Kings. Looks like it's going in the opposite direction from this one.

NicJ said...

Just gotta win one of the first two. Kersh is a lock for the finale.

Franklin Stubbs said...

4 more Kemp at bats, and we've got this!

Neeebs * said...

4-0 Kings after one period. OMFG.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, man? What gives? 1-4???

Dusty Baker said...

Back from work. How did Dodgers get the second run?

And how did the Kings get any goals?

Dusty Baker said...

Get Harang the fuck out of there. He's terrible today.

^ I had that comment on my way home but couldn't type it. Still, I wanted it in for the official record.

Orel said...

Let's get to the bullpen! 4-2 Rockies.

Spank Lapierre said...

I'd never thought i'd be watching a hockey playoff game on CNBC. Where Sue Herrera at?

Dusty Baker said...

[Karina, if you're lurking, cover your ears]

You know, fuck you Cargo. I'm sick of your shit. I'm sick of your making really good catches and I'm sick of your clutch hitting. Stop taking away doubles and stop hitting them. Just fuck you, ok?

That felt better.

Neeebs * said...

Spank: Rush are Canadian. Same difference.

Spank Lapierre said...

plato plato

Spank Lapierre said...

killKillKILL

Spank Lapierre said...

Fuck Cargo!

Spank Lapierre said...

Jason Kidd's one ugly mofo.

Dusty Baker said...

sure, leave harang in for 100+ pitches on an off night with a man on. great idea, donnie!

Dusty Baker said...

Harang's location tonight is one ugly mofo.

Hideo Nomo said...

Speaking of Karina, I think I'll maintain the ol' "no lead is safe at Coors" stance. We can win this.

Dusty Baker said...

Great, now Loney can't field, either.

Spank Lapierre said...

BOOOOOOO!

Dusty Baker said...

5-1 Kings nearing end of 2nd period.

Dusty Baker said...

Got something started here. Knocked this sorry ass bish out the game. Bullpen is OURS.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, that was Dee that got a hit? Whoa!

Spank Lapierre said...

Rancho

Alex said...

What up SoSG?!

c'mon KEMvP!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Kempiendo.

Do this, Matty!

Dusty Baker said...

That little pitcher got Matty, but he better check his draws after that AB. You know he was shitting himself.

Spank Lapierre said...

It's time for a Dre Day. Do it mutt.

Dusty Baker said...

Are you at [redacted event] tonight, Sax?

Dusty Baker said...

Rex Brothers? Who dis punk.

karina said...

epale everyone!

had to work late today as usual these days

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shitsucking jesus, Dre. You KNOW that's where the ball is going to be.

Dusty Baker said...

Uh oh, I'm busted. Karina is here.

K, don't read my earlier rant re Cargo.

Spank Lapierre said...

For fucks sake man. hit the damn ball.

Dusty Baker said...

Juanny in for JLo. I like this move. Mainly because it means JLo is no longer in the game.

karina said...

no trust for Loney when he has to face left handed pitchers :(

karina said...

@Dusty too late

for the record, <3<3<3<3<3<3 Cargo and he can do whatever he pleases, even against the Dodgers

Spank Lapierre said...

That was great.

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at Cargo!

Dusty Baker said...

Of course, if Harang threw at Cargo, he'd miss.

Alex said...

*throws remote*

Dusty Baker said...

@Alex

Throw it at Cargo!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck this game.

Hideo Nomo said...

Failing to score with a no-out rancho followed by MacDougal being his normal shitty self.

I'm not drunk enough for this.

Hell, no one is.

Alex said...

Are the Kings still winning at least?

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit! 5-2 now in Kings' game. Don't let Blues go all Clippers on you now.

Alex said...

#MellisGrab

Dusty Baker said...

There's no drunk that could shield against this diarrhea storm.

Alex said...

Collins wants "big league wood"

Dusty Baker said...

God damn Cargo I'm going to take your fucking knees out and screw your eye sockets.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: unmeasurable

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're losing!

Alex said...

And eff Cargo...

Surly Level: Tommy Lasorda

Dusty Baker said...

Oh damn, Alex has hit Lasorda level.

(calls in black-ops sweeper team)

Alex said...

@Dusty

We're riding the same pissed off wavelength

Cheers!

Dusty Baker said...

I want to break off MacDougal's "pitching" arm and stick it up Cargo's arse and use him as a puppet.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine will save the day!

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

"The Dodgers just need base runners."

No shit, Collins. Oh, and runs, too.

Wait, we just had base runners last inning. That didn't word.

Dusty Baker said...

Todd Coffey will devour us all!

Hideo Nomo said...

More like Coffey Cake.

Alex said...

Coffey in, no wrestling intro music.

The whole world looses really...

Hideo Nomo said...

Collins Curse Comes to Colorado.

Dusty Baker said...

At least there are no signs of the dread Snuggie curse.

Orel said...

We threw someone out at home!

Dusty Baker said...

Out at the plate, rimlicker!

Dusty Baker said...

Excellent throw, Swag. Kept me from kicking a pet.

Alex said...

balls.

Dusty Baker said...

hairy balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kings win! That's enough for me.

Dusty Baker said...

Yea Kings!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to bed.

Orel said...

Belated, perfunctory PGTUP.