Thursday, April 12, 2012

Game 7 Thread: April 12 vs. Pirates, 7p

April 7 vs. Padres, a dramatic reenactment.
Chris Capuano (0-0, 7.71 ERA) vs. Jeff Karstens (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

Unfortunately, the Dodgers' Vin-less streak is expected to extend to 3 games tonight, but the situation on the field is considerably more positive. I'll be at the park for my own personal home opener, hoping to see the season's first series sweep tonight!

Karstens has had his share of problems with the Dodgers over the last few seasons. He's winless in 4 starts with a career ERA over 5 against Los Angeles. Capuano, though, hasn't exactly been lights-out against the Pirates, either, and the last time we saw him was in that abysmal 5th inning in San Diego where 23 consecutive Padres walked*. It may not be pretty tonight, but a win still counts, no matter how you get there.

Lest there be excessive hand-wringing over ugly bullpen wins, let's remember how much worse things can get.

*My best estimate. I stopped counting after 3.

Image: Lucasfilm

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Dusty Baker said...

Represent tonight, Stubbs!

And, bundle up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll be in Field 45 tonight if anyone wants to talk shit behind Dusty's back over a barley soda.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll be grabbing a jacket for this one.

Dusty Baker said...

45!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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

Jason said...

Every time I see a lineup this season with Capuano or Harang starting I'm going to misread it as "Capuchin" or "Harangutan" and wonder why the back half of the rotation is made up entirely of simians.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dear Sony,

Really? Kevin Youkilis is the face of your product on L.A. billboards?

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs! Way to represent...go BLUE

Orel said...

Dear Stubbs,

I know, right?

Sincerely,
Sony

Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, it's not like that title has a license agreement with the MLBPA that they could use market-appropriate stars...

Orel said...

If I'm hearing you correctly, you're saying Juan Uribe should be the face of Sony products in L.A.

Fred's Brim said...

Have fun, Stubbsy!

Spank said...

Epale, y'all!

Fred's Brim said...

Epale, Spanktocroc!

Fred's Brim said...

CroctoSpank?

Fred's Brim said...

SuperMegaSpank?

Hideo Nomo said...

DinoSpank vs. MegaBooze

Fred's Brim said...

Economics was one of the easier majors at Duke

Fred's Brim said...

How do I know? That's how I got out of there

Fred's Brim said...

hehe I like Dee and TGJr's pre-game dance

Dusty Baker said...

It's no shocker that Sony recently reported a $6.4 billion dollar loss!

Dusty Baker said...

SuperMegaSpank?

Got me through high school.

Fred's Brim said...

AutoEroticDusty?

Fred's Brim said...

nice pickup, Juan

Spank said...

I almost wet my pants on that play. #Urine

Dusty Baker said...

I like how even though we're not up to bat, and Loney of course isn't, it was mentioned that Loney is still looking for his first hit of the season. Ouch.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap. Finish this off

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm not anticipating connection problems tonight. Pretty sparse crowd.

Spank said...

The Three Stooges movie has no chance in making it's money back.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not 2011 sparse, but sparse.

Franklin Stubbs said...

They shouldn't have fucked with the Fines.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Mehllis!

Spank said...

Mellis still has that shit mark on his jersey. The Dodgers must be cutting back on laundry. #CharlesComiskey

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with the double!

Cmon Dre! Get them home!

Spank said...

that was a nice hit by Kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

Got a lil somethin-somethin going here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FYFST

Dusty Baker said...

E was pegged! Fuck him up!

Spank said...

charge the mound Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

oops Dre takes one in the back to ariend the ranch

That's one way to avoid him in the lineup

Dusty Baker said...

Charge the mound, Stubbs!

Dusty Baker said...

"to ariend the ranch"

Great usage!

Dusty Baker said...

Runny goodness!

Fred's Brim said...

sweet - nice job, Juan

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

#RBIMachine

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, James - this would be a good time


to draw a walk

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney?

Spank said...

i'm going to collect some donations from the local church to give to the Mellis laundry fund.

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo James!

Dusty Baker said...

LONEY LONEY!

Spank said...

Bout time mofo.

Dusty Baker said...

What did Kemp say as he went into the dugout?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Juanny!

Fred's Brim said...

YES!!!

Spank said...

URINE!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loney lives!

Dusty Baker said...

Loney, and now Urine? What's next, the fall of communism? The Berlin Wall comes down?

Spank said...

Keep it going jellis

Fred's Brim said...

watch out, Kodak!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Back-to-back Loney/Uribe hits? What's going on here?

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, fellas!

Fred's Brim said...

Barmes can go to hell

rbnlaw said...

Odelay, bishes.
Just had a halucination where Loney and Urine got RBI singles.

Got to check the born on dates on my beer.

Dusty Baker said...

Cap of guano has 4 Ks already.

Fred's Brim said...

yo rb! stay away from the brown acid

rbnlaw said...

Bold prediction: this will not be a pitchers' duel.

Just thinking out loud.

Fred's Brim said...

wow - struck out the side?

Hideo Nomo said...

KKKKKK

Spank said...

Pinche cy young.

Hideo Nomo said...

Whoops gave him one extra.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll say this, Cap knows how to strike out batters.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Capuano Loney and Fatty#5 leading the way!

Orel said...

I know I'm late on this, but

LONEY!

rbnlaw said...

FB, now you tell me.

Sorry pink elephants, you gotta leave.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, San Jose, lose already.

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB: Kemp said, "Get that ball!" after Loney's hit.

LOLOLOLOLOL

Orel said...

Leading off with Kemp next inning.

Orel said...

Cap-oooh-onno? Or Cap-you-onno?

Spank said...

heart of the lineup coming...up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Anyone else think the Pirates could break their losing season curse if they just brought back the painter's caps?

Orel said...

Cap-cap-cap-you-onno know!

Fred's Brim said...

I agree, Hideo

Hideo Nomo said...

Cap-a-noo-noo.

Fred's Brim said...

Cap-you-ahno is how Capuano pronounces it. I'll go with his version over Charlie's

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Orel

Think "Poo" as the operative term.

...I mean phonetically, of course!

Orel said...

Steve Lyons just tweeted during the game.

Orel said...

Hmmm, Karstens settling down? Still 3-0 Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

Steve Lyons just sucked during the game

Spank said...

that was a weak inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

I just tooted during the game.

Fred's Brim said...

Five...five dollar...five dollar footlong


thanks a lot, Dusty

Fred's Brim said...

haha there's the Javy commercial!

Fred's Brim said...

yipes that was ripped

Hideo Nomo said...

Why is Subway making me buy my sandwiches so damn early?

rbnlaw said...

Hmm, the hallucinations continue.

Just saw a Dodger commercial about Nancy Bea in Spanish. And I understood everything.

Verdad.

Spank said...

Urine could have caught that ball had he put down the dodger dog he was eating

rbnlaw said...

I get the feeling Uncle Charley is bored by Lyons. As are we all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm not "bored," so much as "enraged."

rbnlaw said...

I need to go piss off some Angel fans. Gotta ask them about that Angel/Marlin World Series they were dreaming of.

*guffaws*

rbnlaw said...

100

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Did everyone just see a Spanish commercial or am I being targeted by the cable advertisers? Chingado!

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Cap!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Loney due up first. Let's go!

rbnlaw said...

Mildly annoyed at times by him myself.I think Collins takes some of my rage away from Lyons.

Fred's Brim said...

@DBT - I saw it too!

Fred's Brim said...

why don't they have a shirt with the Dodger Dog dude on it? I would buy that

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@fred thanks that commercial caught me off guard

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, ajellis

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis takes Cap out of the fifth.

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Karsten sorta resembles our old friend Ismael Valdez

Fred's Brim said...

And Cap takes Dee out of the 5th

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Cap with a solid walk.

rbnlaw said...

Look at cuppa guano taking pitches.

Spank said...

@ FB

Would you buy a shirt of me nekked between two phat chicks? Only $3.99.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee should do pushups for every popup

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take two! do you have XXLs?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Keep it on the ground, Dee.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Spank

If I know that was available, I would have worn it tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

Let's see if Cap can get out of the 5th this time

Spank said...

I have sizes up to 8x for that panoramic feel.

Fred's Brim said...

Seriously though, this logo is awesome

Fred's Brim said...

yikes - how is that guy hitting us?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fucking 5th inning looming.

Spank said...

Fuck. he hit the shit out of that one.

Alex said...

FACK

Fred's Brim said...

Charlie's just trying to jinx us

Spank said...

That's a bad ass logo for a shirt.

Fred's Brim said...

keep it together, Cap

Dusty Baker said...

Got him back!

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Harrison ripped that

Franklin Stubbs said...

Goddamn, I forgot how spectacular Piazza's mullet was.

Fred's Brim said...

They are starting to get a feel for Capuano the third time through the lineup. We need some more runs I think

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Sharks.

Fucking Clowe.

Fred's Brim said...

good start, Mehllis

Alex said...

did that dude miff that foul ball and then have the balls too put out his glove to ask for the ball back from that kid?

Spank said...

I'm liking this Mellis guy.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty keeps it going!

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers in bidness.

rbnlaw said...

Goddamn old beer hallucinations. Maury Wills just bobbled in Spanish.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Dre!

Spank said...

kemps on. let's do this, Dre. take care of business you mutt.

rbnlaw said...

My wife is annoyed by Ethier's swing.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was close

Dusty Baker said...

@Brim

That's what I thought Kemp said. Like it was his first hit or something. Cold blooded! But funny.

Fred's Brim said...

Epale karina - just in time!

karina said...

my drastic measure worked! hope King James recovers his regal behavior :)

Dusty Baker said...

What did you do, sacrifice a goat, karina?

Spank said...

Epale,karina.

Fred's Brim said...

damn, Dre - he got you good

Spank said...

stoopid Dre.

karina said...

ALMOST. Hope it doesn't backfire on me.

BE NICE, fellas

rbnlaw said...

Whole family just jumped off the Ethier bandwagon.

Not me.

Orel said...

Vin out tomorrow too.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, James - i like a little 2-out lightning!

Alex said...

stock

Fred's Brim said...

BO-RING!

Orel said...

Can't believe you dropped Loney, Karina!

karina said...

baby steps, King James

*sighs*

Dusty Baker said...

Back to Princess James. What a piece of shit AB.

Spank said...

I'm about to sacrifice my liver.

Alex said...

at least a goat didnt die for that...

Dusty Baker said...

Fourth day of no VIn? Are we worried at this point?

Although as someone who has had bronchitis, pneumonia, and strep throat in the past 9 weeks, I know there's some crap going around. Let's hope if Vin has to be sick, it's just this, and not something more serious and long term.

karina said...

I dropped him because I felt it MAYBE could help him out of the slump. *Almost* was going to do the same with my son.

I know, I'm an horrible person.

Orel said...

Glad I started McCutchen tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

foie graspank?

Orel said...

Karina with the tough love!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB re Vin, I am trying not to think bad things

Fred's Brim said...

shitshitshit

Orel said...

C'mon, Cappy. Get through this inning.

Fred's Brim said...

please no Jamey Wright

Orel said...

I'm sure Vin hates that Dodger fans are worrying about him.

karina said...

@Orel i'm under the impression Cutchen is a Dodgers killer.

Also, after I wake up at 3 am with a 3-hour sleep, I felt a little ruthless this morning.

Fred's Brim said...

oh balls, not Mac

Alex said...

out goes cup-of-caca

Franklin Stubbs said...

The outfield away scoreboard is 3 innings behind on our own damn game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's a surprisingly short leash for a guy whose crime was allowing two singles to start the inning.

Fred's Brim said...

good game, Chris
Mac may spoil this lead for you but you were pretty good tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Barmes, you asshole, don't do it

Orel said...

Capuano only threw 81 pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

Capuano may be on the Maddux leash

Orel said...

Hope you drink coffee, Karina!

Fred's Brim said...

dick

Spank said...

Looked like the sun was in Dre's eyes by the way he was running at the ball.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Mehllis

Spank said...

that's a nice play.

Orel said...

Is our infield defense noticeably better this season?

Orel said...

Don't two decoys cancel each other out?

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, we seem to be getting to more balls

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, stupid!

Orel said...

It seems that way, doesn't it.

Fred's Brim said...

chump

Orel said...

Dammit. RA for the Bucs.

rbnlaw said...

Deep into Angel territory. After Gordon's stretch at 2nd, I yelled, "Who the Fuck is Erik Armbar?"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gah, cut this shit OUT.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Where's Kenley?

Orel said...

Scott Q*bert coming in.

Fred's Brim said...

haha Armbar - i like it

Spank said...

this could get ugly.

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