Saturday, May 05, 2012

Game 27 Thread: May 5 vs. Cubs, 10a


Chris Capuano (3-0, 2.73 ERA) vs. Chris Volstad (0-3, 6.11 ERA)

Wakey, wakey, Dodger fans! Those wacky Luddites on Chicago's north side were a little slow to pick up on the whole "under-the-lights" deal, so we get morning baseball again! The Dodgers need this win to avoid their first three game skid this year, and are looking to Capuano to continue his upward trend. After a shaky start, he's allowed only 3 runs in his last 20 innings, and has yet to be tagged with a loss this year.

The team has caught some tough breaks on this road trip, but this situation is far from grim. The lads are on top of the division with a comfortable lead, if not a daunting one, and the Cubs have troubles of their own.  Volstad weaseled his way into the rotation to replace ailing Matt Garza, and Carlos marmot, erm, Marmol recently had his closer card revoked.  Let's ferret out a win today and squirrel that first losing streak away a bit longer, shall we?

143 comments:

Neeebs * said...

Nuts.

BJ Killeen said...

Amen

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Chelsea!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Come on, Chelsea, and rest up your first string for the Champions League! It's just one little giant silver trophy. You can spot us this one, right?

Franklin Stubbs said...

And yes, I'm aware that weasels and ferrets aren't rodents. It's not my fault the english language doesn't have more capybara-related terms.

Hideo Nomo said...

Come on, Eileen!

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon SS
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Abreu LF
Hairston 3B
Loney 1B
Treanor C
Capuano P

Hideo Nomo said...

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Hideo Nomo said...

I just picked up a ticket for Monday's game. Sounds like it's gonna be a big deal and I want to get in on the ground floor of this new ownership thing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chicagoans fear the dark cover of the night. They are a superstitious and cowardly lot.

Neeebs * said...

I don't want to face the day.

NicJ said...

Dee had the longest at bat in that inning.

(cries)

NicJ said...

What the hell was that?!

Fred's Brim said...

good lord
Jerry and Dee with a big oops

Fred's Brim said...

Eric Collins, do shut up

Fred's Brim said...

Cubbies employing a strategy of high popups into the fog. It's almost working

Fred's Brim said...

Castro grounds one through the left side, 1st and 3rd, one out

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think this means the Kings win tomorrow.

Fred's Brim said...

And I just realized that Abreu and his dumb Philly/Anaheim red glove are in left today

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASC - they better

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Fred's Brim said...

that was inside but it Ks Soriano

Fred's Brim said...

2 outs
you got the hard out, now finish this off

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is all over the place on his strikes though. I predict we get a raw deal from him at some point in this game

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with the leadoff walk!

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck. This morning baseball stuff does not fit well with my evening drinking/morning hangover routine.

Fred's Brim said...

Abreu with a double! 2nd and 3rd, no out

Now get them home, dammit!!

Fred's Brim said...

*pours Saxy a bloody mary*

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry fights down from a 3-0 peak to ground out to the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

IBB to Loney
Treanor, Capuano to waste this great opportunity

Fred's Brim said...

Treanor swinging like Barajas

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Treanor with a sac fly, 1-0 good guys

Steve Sax said...

Volstead Acts, but there's no prohibition of Treanor scoring a run!

Everybody drink!

Fred's Brim said...

CAP!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Capster scores on Avengers weekend no less

Fred's Brim said...

2R double into the gap!! 3-0 good guys!

Steve Sax said...

@FB: this bloody Mary shit is good stuff. Zing Zang mix, I assume?

Fred's Brim said...

shorten that swing, Dee

Steve Sax said...

3-0 good guys, through 1.5 innings

Fred's Brim said...

the secret ingredient is alcohol!

Orel said...

Love it when a pitcher helps his own cause.

Steve Sax said...

Wriggled Field looks pretty crowded, on GameDay at least

Fred's Brim said...

nice catch, FJL

Steve Sax said...

Wriggled is an autocorrect issue

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, me too. I wonder what a team's winning percentage is when a pitcher contributes at the plate

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, it looks pretty miserable on TV, lots of cold, grumpy Cubs fans

Fred's Brim said...

Cap quickly through the 2nd

Steve Sax said...

@FB, are you following this GT from your honeymoon suite?

(I sure hope not.)

Steve Sax said...

Cap's got four Ks through two

Steve Sax said...

@FB 10:51a: you've got a lot of redundant terms in your comment

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, I was pretty surprised to find WGN on the TV in Tahiti

Fred's Brim said...

pile on for emphasis

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with the looooong out

Steve Sax said...

Anything Abreu can do, Capuano can do too

Fred's Brim said...

stupid wind

Fred's Brim said...

Matty says "I hate this place" as he went into the dugout

Steve Sax said...

@FB, let's try to stay married for longer than a week here

(summer weddings are not good for dodger fans)

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the Capuano highlight (I'm at ice skating class (not for me)). Fuck, it looks cold there.

Steve Sax said...

I think Matty prefers Cubbie Bear. Beers are cheaper across the street.

Fred's Brim said...

Uhoh is Ethier gonna get struck with the tote bag curse?

Fred's Brim said...

Cap with another K, 5 for the game

Steve Sax said...

Five Ks for Capster

Fred's Brim said...

Castro tries to bloop one in, Ellis runs it down. heading to the 4th

Steve Sax said...

@FB, you coming out here (to LA) this year again?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy the honeymoon will be in the summer when school is out. thinking about a trip to SE Asia, hopefully with a layover in LA for a game

Steve Sax said...

3-0 Dodgers through three

Fred's Brim said...

and I don't type that fast, just a coincidence we were typing on the same topic

Steve Sax said...

Orioles up 4-0 on the BoSox, and still threatening in the third

Steve Sax said...

@FB, you gotta tell us, would love to see you and the wife (assuming you're still married) at the game

Where in Asia? Need some restaurants?

Steve Sax said...

5-0 Orioles

Fred's Brim said...

Abroo with another rip but Soriano runs in down on the track

Fred's Brim said...

Stewart nearly gets eaten up by a Hairston chopper

Fred's Brim said...

James Loneys it

Steve Sax said...

Loney, Abreu, and Dee Gordon: all converging at the .210 BA level

Steve Sax said...

Abreu's last rip was in his inseam

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax will definitely let you know if/when we make it to town.
As for Asia, thinking about hopping around Indonesia/Borneo/Cambodia/Vietnam/?

Know any good bars in Phnom Penh that have MLB Extra Innings?

Steve Sax said...

3-0 Dodgers through 3.5

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax 11:11: *chuckles*

Fred's Brim said...

meaning he probable eats a lot of them

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Ah shit, I've been to none of those Asian countries, sadly.

I'm covered on Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan...

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

Wow, that's a good group! Did you go there for pleasure or work or both?

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff walk to LaHair

Hideo Nomo said...

I picked up the game in the last inning on the radio. Steiner announced the score as both 1-0 Dodgers and 3-0 Dodgers. Thankfully I'm now home and the TV straightened it out for me.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta hop, ice skating is over

Fred's Brim said...

grounder to Dee nearly gets a DP

Fred's Brim said...

Steiner doesn't believe that Capuano hit that double either

Fred's Brim said...

I assume Sax is training for his new Dora The Explorer on Ice gig

Fred's Brim said...

Cap's 6th K gets the second out of the inning

Fred's Brim said...

Dre catches the third out, 3-0 through 4

Fred's Brim said...

Treanor hits another one hard, singles up the middle.

Fred's Brim said...

I wish he wasn't our only other catcher because I wouldn't mind him pinch hitting every once in a while

Fred's Brim said...

Cap with a good bunt, Treanor to 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with double down the line, Treanor scores, 4-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee lucky to be safe on that steal

Fred's Brim said...

Ellis walks, Matty up with two on

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with another long fly, Dee scores from third, 5-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

pickoff throw hits Ellis on the head and goes into the dugout, Ellis on 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

Dre grounds one right up the middle, but Castro muffs it, 1st and 3rd, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Ump tosses some Dodger, not Donny

Fred's Brim said...

Ted Lilly gets tossed!

Fred's Brim said...

He was griping about the strike zone I am guessing

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton and Chad were LOLing after he got tossed

Fred's Brim said...

Abroo strikes out on a questionable check swing

Fred's Brim said...

Volstad pulled after 5 innings

Fred's Brim said...

Cap grabs the chopper and throws out Campana. that's a fast little dude

Fred's Brim said...

Abroo looks old making the third out

Hideo Nomo said...

C-c-c-combo breaker!

Fred's Brim said...

James hits one hard but right at CF

Fred's Brim said...

hehe nice, Gnomo

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry runs far away to avoid Dee this time

Fred's Brim said...

Castro with another hit. Cap had him down 0-2

Fred's Brim said...

Le Hair grounds into a DP to end the inning

Steve Sax said...

It is kinda funny to see all those consecutive shots of Fernando looking upward. It's almost like he's in a Beady Bunch pose.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee hits another one well, but to the right fielder

Fred's Brim said...

I am looking up Alice's skirt

Fred's Brim said...

Ellis with a sharp hit

Steve Sax said...

Now i am listening to Collins, rather than Steiner/Monday. Can't tell which is worse.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with another fly out

Hideo Nomo said...

Bison glove love.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre draws another walk!

Hideo Nomo said...

Bobby is getting jobbed by these umps.

Fred's Brim said...

Abroo gets hit on the toe, but this ump, who obviously hates him, say no

Fred's Brim said...

Dre gets to 2nd on the WHBP

Fred's Brim said...

Uhoh Belli sighting

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry with a tough day at the plate after nearly hitting for the cycle yesterday

Fred's Brim said...

I want to know what drinking game the Cubs fans are playing in the bleachers

Fred's Brim said...

James couldn't have had a worse at bat if he closed his eyes

Fred's Brim said...

Old friend Joyce DeWitt up vs Belli

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with it, Dee!

Paul said...

Belly has looked good so far.

Paul said...

Garza lives down the street from me. Wonder if he has the same virus that is kicking my ass.

Paul said...

Nice start Belly but no makin party for you.

Fred's Brim said...

Belli with a K for the third out. Nice work and welcome back!

Fred's Brim said...

*tips hat to Paul for getting Garza sick*

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, welcome back, Belly!

Fred's Brim said...

Time for some Derby festivities. Bring this one home, fellas.

Paul said...

We make party. Time to take the series tomorrow.

Neeebs * said...

We make party like Coco Loco makes disasters.

Steve Sax said...

PGT UP!

Oh and Brewers @ Giants (Wolf vs. Ashley Madison) just underway.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 12:07p: please don't let me know what you find there.