Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Game 37 Thread: May 16 @ Padres, 3:30p

Chris Capuano (5-0, 2.06) vs. Clayton Richard (1-5, 5.32).

Weird start time! The Dodgers are now 1-1 sans Kemp and look to unexpected co-ace Capuano to right the ship. Let's hope Cap gets over the 5-0 hump because, as Steve Lyons has pointed out, he started out 5-0 for the Brewers in 2007...and finished 5-12. Richard has already faced the Dodgers twice this year, pitching effectively the first time, not so much the second. His struggles have continued since then, so if the Dodger bats want to recover from getting Miley-faced last night, today's the day to score some afternoon delight.

140 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gwynn CF
Herrera 2B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Sands 1B
Sellers SS
Kennedy 3B
Treanor C
Capuano P

Dusty Baker said...

Interesting.

On his off day, I hope AJellis is spending time with Kevin Kennedy learning how to block a ball in the dirt.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shitsucking jeebus! I forgot today's game was...today as opposed to tonight.

DAMMIT!

(cancels important conference call)

(picks another day to stop sniffing glue)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kevin Kennedy's too busy trying to think of ways to make my ears bleed.

Hideo Nomo said...

Odd thing I've noticed about Dodger Talk: David Vassegh pronounces Don Mattingly as "Dong Mattingly." It's faint, but I picked up on it.

Jason said...

Maybe Vassegh just wants to know where his automobile is.

Franklin Stubbs said...

David Vassegh, Kevin Kennedy, and Afternoon Delight have no business sharing a game thread, for any reason.

Steve Sax said...

I'm sure there will be tons of people at Petco supporting the last-place Padres during an afternoon midweek game.

#dylanhernandez

Hideo Nomo said...

Let's get this going!

MR.F said...

Epale, y'all.

Hideo Nomo said...

At my desk, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Mr F I was just thinking about you - it's been a rare check in from you lately.

Dusty Baker said...

Trying to end this conference call, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Vassegh has dong on his mind.

MR.F said...

WHOO!

MR.F said...

I've been working a weird schedule the last month basically. I was either out of town or else I was asleep by 5pm in order to wake up at 1 am.

Hideo Nomo said...

This is going well.

Spank said...

skyrockets in flight

karina said...

Epale everyone! Epa Mr. F!

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID AT BAT DELAY I HATE YOUUUUUU.

MR.F said...

D'oh.

Hideo Nomo said...

What the F happened with Kennedy?

Fred's Brim said...

Crud - a long dunker off the end of the bat somehow makes it to the gap for a double

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - I was wondering the same thing. I tuned in to Kennedy in the dugout shaking his head and talking it over with Mattingly

Hideo Nomo said...

From what I understand, Kennedy thought he fouled it off his foot, walked over to get a new bat, and was called out. It went as a groundout to the first baseman.

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh Vin with the jab at Parrino, calling him a "switch swinger" because he was batting less than .200 from each side of the plate

Fred's Brim said...

Nice job, Cap - leadoff double left at 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - too bad they don't use shoeshine anymore

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Fred's Brim said...

@Marla, would you be OK if the Kings didn't win today if that meant the Dodgers won?

Fred's Brim said...

well that wasn't a very good throw at all!

Fred's Brim said...

it was like he was throwing it with his off hand

Hideo Nomo said...

Sounds like Dodger Stadium South is in full effect.

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Tony gets picked off

Fred's Brim said...

Herrera seems to move well, nearly beat that out

Fred's Brim said...

yuck at bat there

Steve Sax said...

Vin, after Herrera's double:

"So with a lineup that doesn't LOOK like it's going to score, draned if they don't get a run with the first two hitters!"

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Cap!

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Dodgers through three

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, where were you last night? Did you say you were going to a different game?

Fred's Brim said...

oof Dre quickly dispatched

Fred's Brim said...

If I was a team facing the Dodgers right now, I would throw every lefty I could at them. Pull dudes from the bullpen if you have to

Fred's Brim said...

Whitebread skulls a double into the gap

Hideo Nomo said...

There ya go, Jerry.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Richard to get the second out, Jerry to third

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I would be okay if the Kings didn't win today because they aren't playing today.

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy KAARPs out to second to end the inning

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - disregard my previous question

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, Treanor gets nailed on the hand by a foul tip

that looked like it hurt like a mother. If any Padre gets on, he should try to steal because I don't know if Treanor could get a good grip on the ball

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Headley works a walk

Steve Sax said...

@FB, check your email dammit!!!

Steve Sax said...

Capster can't chase Headley tonight (so far)

Fred's Brim said...

Headley picked off!

Steve Sax said...

Ha, we chased Headley there! Pickoff

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy sorry, it's been a stupid couple of days here

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Cap!

Steve Sax said...

FB, no worries, just hit you with another email

Fred's Brim said...

Treanor and his throbbing hand ground out to 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

Cap shatters his bat in grounding out to first

Steve Sax said...

Maybe Vin was right, this lineup can't score

Steve Sax said...

We need Loney's power bat in there

Steve Sax said...

That's four Ks for capster

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good stuff, Cap.

Fred's Brim said...

Capcom goes Street Fighter on Parrino again

Steve Sax said...

Wow, the padres' SS is batting .175

And ours is batting even worse (Sellers is at .138)

Steve Sax said...

@FB: shiruuuuuuuken!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, MLB at bat stalled again

Steve Sax said...

Well, that was quick. 2-1 LA, in the middle of the sixth

Fred's Brim said...

well meek

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers' last eight have gone in order

Fred's Brim said...

holy hell, nice effort by Sellers and Jerry

Steve Sax said...

Sellers must have made a good attempt there, as Charley lost his shit

Maybin reaches anyway...and goes to third on a Denorfia single. Padres at the corners, one out.

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Denorfia singles Maybin to third

Steve Sax said...

And here's Headley. Shit.

Steve Sax said...

Focus, Capster! You're only at 71 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax he went waaay into the hole to grab it cleanly, his throw was good and Sands made a great stretch but Maybin is too fast

Steve Sax said...

2-1 to Headley, though im probably 20 minutes behind on atbat

Steve Sax said...

@FB, did you buy MLB tv? If so what did it cost ya'?

Steve Sax said...

Fuck this is another long AB

Steve Sax said...

Fuck. In play, run(s)

Steve Sax said...

And just like that, we are losing.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Fred's Brim said...

Shit - Headley drives in two with a big double to the gap. 3-2 bad guys

Spank said...

hedley

Steve Sax said...

Headley really had capster's number today

Steve Sax said...

Capster is rattled

Steve Sax said...

Capster cant find the zone

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Cap is falling apart

Steve Sax said...

We needed that DP a couple of batters ago...

Steve Sax said...

3-2 SD through 6

Fred's Brim said...

wow great double play

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, balls. I came back at just the wrong time.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, I do have MLB.tv. It was a gift actually, but the premium is something like $115 for the season. The full At Bat app is free when you have it. I watch through my Roku which works out really well

Steve Sax said...

That's cool.

I mean, I've heard of Steve Lyons fans before, but this takes it to a whole new level.

Steve Sax said...

Kidding

Steve Sax said...

I don't think I travel quite enough to justify MLB.tv

Fred's Brim said...

Can't get enough Psycho!

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax yeah it's definitely best for travelers and out of market fans, unless you've got Kemp money

Fred's Brim said...

yuck

11 in a row retired

Steve Sax said...

Now my damn AtBat has stalled again

Steve Sax said...

Not that I'd want to see sellers and kennedy's "at bats" (note use of air quotes)

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for ODog

Fred's Brim said...

crud - Cap is getting started on his 12-game losing streak

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax I would only credit them with "plate appearances"

Fred's Brim said...

fuck! Capuano was throwing before he picked up the ball

Fred's Brim said...

Richard is out of the game at least

Fred's Brim said...

Donnie out to talk to Cap before he faces Yonder

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a bunch of words I can't say in this space. I thought we had this one.

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, all of you stupid mothereffers!

Fred's Brim said...

unnac-fucking-ceptable!

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walks

NicJ said...

I'm hoping we are still in first when Kemp comes back. Not looking good so far.

With Harang pitching tomorrow I'm not too confident.

Fred's Brim said...

Lets see if this last-days-before-you-break-spring-training lineup can do anything at all

Fred's Brim said...

I am hoping for .500

NicJ said...

At least the Padres have a shitty bullpen.

Oh wait...

Fred's Brim said...

stupid beard

Fred's Brim said...

this dude is clowning us

Fred's Brim said...

14 in a row

Fred's Brim said...

Belli's stuff sure has a lot of movement

Fred's Brim said...

too bad he can't throw strikes with that stuff

Fred's Brim said...

Belli makes a nice play on the nubber to get out of the inning

Steve Sax said...

Last chance for the good guys, down 4-2

Fred's Brim said...

Abreu's swinging like he has to make up for a missing Matty

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby gets on with a single

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Darnell makes a sliding catch to get Ethier's pop

Fred's Brim said...

Loney in for Sands

Steve Sax said...

Here is the James Loney bat for which I've been pining!!!

Fred's Brim said...

James, you're our only hope

NicJ said...

Loney PH for Sands?!

Steve Sax said...

Let's bring in the .236 PH! Whoo hoo!

Fred's Brim said...

Padres fans doing their best Oklahoma City Thunder fan impression

Steve Sax said...

This will end badly.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh well.

Steve Sax said...

Yep, it does.

NicJ said...

Sometimes I really don't understand what Donnie is thinking with his pinch hitting selections.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Fred's Brim said...

we go through these no-hitting spells every year and I hate them so much. I really hope we can survive this one without too much damage

Fred's Brim said...

afternoon deflowering more like it

Fred's Brim said...

have a good rest of the day, yall.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.