Friday, May 25, 2012

Game 45 Thread: May 25 vs. Astros, 7p

"It's the power of myth."

Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 1.90 ERA) vs. Lucas Harrell (3-3, 4.09 ERA)

Lucas Harrell hasn't made it out of the sixth in any of his past four starts. So, you're saying he's pretty good for the first three, then sometime in the next three, everyone realizes he's terrible? Sounds a lot like another Lucas we all know. (No, not that one.) Just as with The Empire Strikes Back, Kersh, not Lucas, will be the real reason tonight's game will be good.

Oh, and surprise superstar Jerry Hairston, Jr. returns tonight. No word as of this writing as to who's getting sent to the spice mines of Kessel to make room.

Also? 45!

138 comments:

Orel said...

I ran into this GT on Ord Mantell.

Orel said...

Gwynn 8
Herrera 4
Abreu 7
Ethier 9
Hairston 5
Loney 3
Ellis 2
Gordon 6
Kershaw 1

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry! Back, and in the lineup!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is a remarkable Lucas moment, right there.

Cliff Beefpile said...

He's either trying out to be one of the Four Tenors or someone just explained to him what a stupid character Jar Jar Binks was.

Hideo Nomo said...

The fact that I posted this on the 35th anniversary of Star Wars was a total coincidence.

Hideo Nomo said...

But no doubt inspired by my Star Wars-laden subconscious.

Steve Sax said...

That is a f'ing brilliant GT, Gnomes. Bravo!

Steve Sax said...

Sax will be in the house tonight, pending traffic

Hideo Nomo said...

Woot! #AJ2KC mention on Dodgers Live again!

Steve Sax said...

At the stadium! In seats

Steve Sax said...

There goes the no hitter

Hideo Nomo said...

Tyrion Lannister can hit!

Dusty Baker said...

45, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus Colorado, did that just happen? Boooooooo!

Do over, please!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*squirms*

Dusty Baker said...

(worms)

Steve Sax said...

Hey, anyoe here? Who wants a beer?

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Don't the Astros anniversary patches look like German flags?!?

Dusty Baker said...

I do, Sax!

Dusty Baker said...

Well, that was anemic and ill executed.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Stros through 2

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 3.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck. 3-0

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hmmm, good thing San Francisco lost...

Orel said...

What in blazes is going on here?

Orel said...

We better not lose this game.

Orel said...

I'm going on a comment streak. No one interrupt me.

Orel said...

Kershaw starts the fourth with a walk.

Orel said...

But then gets a DP!

Orel said...

Lincecum ERA = 6.41

Cliff Beefpile said...

Whoa. Who the fuck do these Astros think they are? Us?!

Also, for those keeping score, it's official, the Kings will play the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Orel said...

Time to check out McCovey Chronicles.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's the Kevin Smith Stanley Cup!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh shit! Sorry, Orel, didn't mean to break up the streak...you were on fire, too.

Orel said...

Abreu & Gwynn almost collide!

Orel said...

DAMMIT

karina said...

epale everyone!

I got distracted by listening to Vinny while watching the game on tv

Orel said...

How many runners have we stranded so far? Like 18?

Orel said...

Epale, Commissioner Karina!

Orel said...

So. How long until Kemp returns?

Orel said...

Apparently we're facing Cy Harrell.

Orel said...

Oh man. Ball deflects off Hairston's glove and eludes Gordon going the other way. Altuve ends up with a double.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Aw jeez. That grounder ate up the whole left side of the field.

Orel said...

Kershaw BB.

Dusty Baker said...

Good call on McCovey Chronicles.

Cliff Beefpile said...

You guys are harshin' Timmeh's buzz.

Orel said...

TGJ robbed by Maxwell. Shit ain't falling tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck you Maxwell!

Dusty Baker said...

And fuck off, Cargo!

Dusty Baker said...

Wow....what a jacket, Vinny!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Screw you, Maxwell!

Dusty Baker said...

"Guerrier shut down as elbow gets no better"

My version:

"Guerrier shut down as pitching gets no better"

Orel said...

C'mon Bobby, stick it to the Angels.

Orel said...

Abreu walks!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fack!

Cliff Beefpile said...

C'mon, Happy!

Orel said...

Men on first & second, one out!

Orel said...

C'mon Loney, redeem thyself.

Orel said...

Loney DP. So.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dammit. Do Loney's parents even like him anymore?

Dusty Baker said...

I don't even like Loney's parents at this point, since they conceived him.

Orel said...

Why is Kershaw still out there?

rbnlaw said...

Please tell me this is not the moment we begin to suck.
I say this after another Loney GIDP.

Dusty Baker said...

This is the moment I begin to suck down more wine.

rbnlaw said...

And I two more beers.

rbnlaw said...

For the love.

Orel said...

"Boy, you talk about naked unto the world." —Vin, on the Astros' botched squeeze

Dusty Baker said...

"You talk about naked unto the world" - Vinny

I thought he was talking about Spanky at first, not the bungled squeeze play.

Cliff Beefpile said...

"You talk about naked unto the world" - Vinny

I thought he was talking about me. Sometimes during the game I like to hover over my TV in the nude and pretend like my balls are on the opposing players' heads. I consider it to be my own brand of voodoo.

Dusty Baker said...

That's rich, Cliff. Nice imagery!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: It's also effective! This pitching change? You're welcome, Dodgers.

Orel said...

Wesley Wright looks younger than Dee Gordon!

Orel said...

Bobbywalks!

Dusty Baker said...
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Dusty Baker said...

If we pull this game out, we'll have a new testicular trend sweeping the area.

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Ethiendo!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rancho, ya'll!

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of I'd like some Cool Ranch Doritos about right now.

Orel said...

Guess who's on deck....

Orel said...

2-0 on Hairston.

Orel said...

3-0...

Orel said...

Dodgers get a gift!

Dusty Baker said...

Run is in!

Dusty Baker said...

Goddammit quit switching pitchers every fucking batter. If I wanted to see this shit I'd watch the AL.

Steve Sax said...

Oh god, come on FJL!

Orel said...

Abad? Isn't he from "Community"?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers counter with Of Jesus.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Ivan!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's hope he's Abad pitcher.

Orel said...

IDJ pinch-hitting.

Orel said...

Not Abadass.

Orel said...

#AJ2KC on deck!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Something threatening, I see.

Orel said...

Good eye, IDJ!

Orel said...

Dammit. At least not a DP.

Orel said...

At least we know A.J. will work the count.

Orel said...

Another pitching change?

Dusty Baker said...

DeJesus shit.

Well at least a K beats into FJL's inevitable GIDP.

Franklin Stubbs said...

For fuck's sake.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's all hang our nads off the TV and jinx this next pitcher!

Dusty Baker said...

^ Things you thought you'd never read on this blog.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I do that anyway, just to be safe.

Franklin Stubbs said...

This toolbox, again?

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Where's Duaner Sanchez when you need him?

Dusty Baker said...

Where's a Dirty Sanchez when you need it?

Orel said...

Continuing with depressing PGT.

Dusty Baker said...

There's such a thing as National Towel Day and I missed it?

Dusty Baker said...

Lot of Sons up in dis bish tonight.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*slaps Dusty with a raggedy-ass Magrathean towel*

Orel said...

Lots of Sons bishing tonight too.

Dusty Baker said...

God no not Coffey that fat sack of lard.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I expect you to be up on these things, Baker.

Orel said...

How did Ajellis miss that foul pop bunt?

Dusty Baker said...

Just don't read any Vogon poetry to me, Stubbs.

Dusty Baker said...

@Stubbs

Are you paying attn to any of the Euro 2012?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Naturally!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have yet to see anything from Hodgson that could be construed as competence, but we shall see.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet. Let's catch a match together.

ps- Fuck France

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bottom of the 9th, still only a 2-run game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Agreed! We should see if we can't round up that other fella, as well.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to pummel this "you kids have it so good" commercial little shitheel.

Dusty Baker said...

Which fella, Stubbs?

Dusty Baker said...

Now SVS is called on. Not when the bases were ardiendoed.

Dusty Baker said...

1 down

Dusty Baker said...

2 down

Dusty Baker said...

Three run HR right here, TGJ.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Our friend from behind the orange curtain, if he is available.

Dusty Baker said...

Ahhhhhh, of course!

Dusty Baker said...

Safe, off of Myers.

Orel said...

Gwynn singles off the pitcher! Literally! Tying run at the plate!

Orel said...

WP!

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL and I just realized that we really aren't satisfied unless Dodgers win every single game. Insatiable urge never to lose. Sickness.

Orel said...

PGTUP