Sunday, May 27, 2012

Game 47 Thread: May 27 vs. Astros, 1p

Chris Capuano (6-1, 2.25) vs. J.A. Happ (4-3, 4.56).

The Astros aren't making anything easy for the Dodgers — I think last night's game is still going on — but thanks to the combined talents of A.J. "#AJ2KC" Ellis and Tony Gwynn Jr. (above), the Dodgers are in a position to take this series as well as start another winning streak.

Standing in their way is former Phillie Happ, who has pitched well in his last two starts but hasn't gone past the sixth inning in any of his starts this year. Capuano is back to his winning ways, beating the Diamondbacks after suffering his only loss of the season, against the Padres.

The Dodgers are 8-4 without Matt Kemp, who returns in two games.

photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

54 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn CF
Herrera 2B
Hairston 3B
Ethier RF
Van Slyke 1B
Sands LF
Treanor C
Gordon SS
Capuano P

Dusty Baker said...

I can spell CHEST out of that. Not much else.

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit, Mattingly! We need more vowels!!

Steve Sax said...

Capster vs Happster

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 2-0 on the Fish in the fourth.

Rox down 5-1 to the Reds in the fourth.

Padres down 1-0 to the Mets in the third.

Steve Sax said...

Anyone know what happened in last night's Dodger game?

BECAUSE TODAY'S LA TIMES DOESN'T HAVE THE RESULTS.

Print media is really working hard to kill itself.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange "print media" you speak of, Sax?

Am I so desperate for sports that I'm watching the Indy 500 now? Why, yes I am!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

That's why you have to read fine blogs such as this one in order to be up to date on the timeliest and most accurate of critical Dodgers news!

Dusty Baker said...

Want to make auto racing more exciting? Do away with caution flags. No stopping and no tears!

Also doing it without seat belts or helmets might be interesting.

Perhaps allow drivers to wield pistols.

Dusty Baker said...

More LA Times wackiness:

Online (hint: that's not print media), the headline and sub-head for last night's game is:

"A.J. Ellis delivers a Dodgers win with homer in ninth inning

His three-run home run ends a dramatic night with a 6-3 victory over the Houston Astros that snaps a three-game losing streak."

Uh, incorrect. Even we got that one right - we weren't on a three-game losing streak.

Yet in the body of the article, it says:

"The Dodgers (31-15) were the only team in Major League Baseball that hadn’t lost three consecutive games."

*sigh*

Steve Sax said...

The LAT is leveraging Donald Sterling's copy editor.

Dusty Baker said...

And why was that last statement in past tense, LAT?

Dusty Baker said...

Headed to the cantina to watch now.

having a cadillac, Vinny!

Hideo Nomo said...

Trying to get my kid to take a nap so I can watch you instead of Bob the Builder, Vinny!

Orel said...

Great. Altuve is going to hit for the cycle today.

Orel said...

Astros lead 1-0. Not exactly a shock.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm gonna be happy to see that itty bitty guy go.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, anybody have iPad app recommendations? We got a hand-me-down first gen from the in-laws.

Dusty Baker said...

What kind of apps, Nomo? What genre(s)?

Dusty Baker said...

J-Hay Kid elbowed in the jaw by that fat fucking fuck first baseman. Start throwing at that fucking asshole when he's up - cant miss!

Orel said...

Vin says the deuces are up there.

Dusty Baker said...

The other night I was listening on the radio on the way home, Vin named about 12 deuces that were "wild" on a particular pitch. It was poetry and beauty and science all at once.

Orel said...

Dammit.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to see Cap throw at some mother fuckers.

Orel said...

I just committed a beer foul. Took a clumsy swig of Fat Tire and the bottle started overflowing.

DelinO said...

DelinOs here with sosg superfan todd. Field level row a, meaning im on the ready to protect the mini deshields...or todd... from a laser foul.

Dusty Baker said...

In fact, I myself want to start throwing at some mother fuckers.

Dusty Baker said...

Note to Todd: don't use DeLino as your main line of foul ball defense.

Orel said...

Treanor singles. Eric Stephen must be happy.

Steve K said...

Vin made a reference to Franklin Stubbs last inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB: Whatever little under-the-radar gems you might have discovered, regardless of genre.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Orel said...

Cap not helping his own cause.

Orel said...

Epale, Commish!

Orel said...

TGJ RBI! 1-1!

Orel said...

Donnie pulls off the double steal! Of course it helps to have Gordon and Gwynn as the runners.

karina said...

@Orel :DDDDDDDDDDD

Franklin Stubbs said...

Six hits to one and we're tied? That's some bad luck.

karina said...

didn't he hit a HR last time he played too?

Hideo Nomo said...

Treanor killed this thread.

karina said...

@Nomo everyone's in shock

karina said...

Jaime Jarrin said "Rancho Ardiendo"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Walking Loney to get to Abreu did not work out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Houston will be using it's entire bullpen this inning, I suppose.

karina said...

Bob Abreu has had 67 at bats with the Dodgers, he's reached base 30 times, source @efrainruizp

Hideo Nomo said...

8-hole Dee is awesome.

Orel said...

TGJ? Super-clutch.

karina said...

WE MAKE PARTY!

karina said...

that was a quick 9th inning for the Astros :D

Franklin Stubbs said...

woot!

Fred's Brim said...

woop! Great work today, Cap!

NicJ said...

Seems like Kemp is ready, 2-2 with a HR and 3 RBI.

Fred's Brim said...

And Rivera has one too

Franklin Stubbs said...

Tardy PGT up!