Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Game 49 Thread: May 29 vs. Brewers, 7p

Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, -.--) vs. Michael Fiers (0-0, -.--).

I received excutive orders (from SoSG Orel) to scribe this evening's Game Thread. Of course, this is a tricky GT to write, since both pitchers are spot-starters called up from AAA, with limited MLB stats from which to glean insights. 22-year-old Nathan Eovaldi makes his 2012 debut for the Dodgers this evening, filling in for injured Ted Lilly. Eovaldi appeared in 10 games last year and went 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA and a 102 ERA+ (about league average).

Fiers has only appeared in two major league games to date, spanning a whopping two innings with a spotless ERA (2 H, 2 Ks, 3 BB). And the Dodgers don't tend to do well seeing opposing pitchers for the first time, so there's a clear and present danger that we could be in trouble tonight, against a team who already took the opening game of the series. Not to mention there's that guy on the Brewers who litigated his way to retain his NL MVP award, won under suspicious circumstances, without remorse.

Will the Dodgers stumble again against the Brewers, as we progress on our hunt for (red) October? Or will Matt Kemp's return to the lineup help knock out the Brewers' starter early, so tonight won't be the sum of all Fiers?

155 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gwynn LF
De Jesus 2B
KEMP!!!! CF
Ethier RF
Hairston 3B
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Gordon SS
Eovaldi P

Fred's Brim said...

MATTY!

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta be patient tonight. I think everybody should taketaketake for a time through the lineup.

Steve Sax said...

take Take TAKE!

(Wait, that doesn't sound right.)

Steve Sax said...

Now I'm starting to wonder where that Ford Finger has been.

MR.F said...

I'm disappointed that you couldn't fit "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" into the main post, Sax.

Tyler in the Dirt said...

Ha - sum of all Fiers. Love it. You should have saved it for the post-game, though, in case the Brewers win.

Dusty Baker said...

At the Yard, Vinny!

Neeebs * said...

Is the Ford Finger related to Deltina's finger?

Dusty Baker said...

Just as I predicted to MDIL seconds before Braun took that out: "Watch. The idiotic booing will inspire him to hit one out."

Yoink.

Hideo Nomo said...

Steiner and Monday are pronouncing it FIRES, which, if correct, negates Sax's whole GT post.

Orel said...

Tough gaffe by Vin, losing track of the Brewers' lineup.

Orel said...

Spurs-Heat finals?

Orel said...

I smell comment streak!

Orel said...

Andre gets it started with a broken-bat single!

Orel said...

We don't seem to be working the count like we did against Happ.

Orel said...

If Loney homers here, I will forgive him for yesterday's bases-loaded fly-out.

Orel said...

Vin just pronounced it "fires."

Orel said...

This reminds me of the Rick Porcello Incident.

Orel said...

SHIT

Orel said...

James Loney remains unforgiven, albeit by a matter of feet.

Orel said...

Cat on lap! Kneading...with claws! Ouch!

Orel said...

Twelve in a row, baby!

Orel said...

Sounds like a lusty crowd tonight.

Orel said...

#AJ2KC Ks looking. I don't like this Fiers guy.

Hideo Nomo said...

Boom.

Orel said...

echo

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

Club Chipotle doesn't look very fun.

Orel said...

@dodgerscribe: "Braun threw a foul ball into the stands along the LF line. Some fan threw it back."

Good job, Dodger fan!

Hideo Nomo said...

I enjoyed that straddle various pun in the Porcello thread.

Dusty Baker said...

Braun just threw ball taken out of play into stands. Person who caught it threw it back.

Orel said...

Nice dart to first by Eovaldi on the T-Plush bunt!

Orel said...

Was it you, Dusty?

Orel said...

A cello pun a year after the fact? Take a bow, Nomo.

Orel said...

Vin, please stop waxing rhapsodic about Braun.

Orel said...

1-2-3 for eValdi. Nice recovery.

Orel said...

How is that McDonald's ad with aliens not related to MIB3?

Orel said...

Will Dee ever get on base again?

Orel said...

Vin bobblehead makes the Channel 9 news tease.

Orel said...

Good hack, Nate!

Orel said...

Ten straight.

Orel said...

Vin just called Billingsley "Bills"!

Orel said...

"Fiers does just that, gets a strike at 90 mph." —Vin

Orel said...

@dodgerscribe: "Dodgers batters hitting some leather-seeking missiles tonight"

Hideo Nomo said...

If they lose tonight, I say Orel, AC, and I are off the hook for ending the streak. It was clearly Dusty's fault.

Orel said...

If they win, Dusty has to attend all remaining games for the rest of the season.

Orel said...

Including road games.

Orel said...

Pujols with HR #8.

Orel said...

Hairston with the fancy sliding spin-catch! Style points!

Orel said...

Eovaldi sends some chin music Weeks' way. Should save that for Braun.

Orel said...

Another 1-2-3. Eovaldi settling down?

Orel said...

Pink's: the last small business BofA gave a loan to.

Orel said...

I am totally going to reach 200 comments tonight. Brew some coffee!

Orel said...

We are getting owned by another rookie pitcher.

Orel said...

SHIT!

Orel said...

Loney and Kemp with deep fly balls for outs. I would blame it on the marine layer, but, you know, Braun.

Orel said...

I will get all stabby tonight if the Dodgers lose.

Orel said...

Fiers has retired nine in a row. Get it together, Blue!

Orel said...

Adam Sandler has churned out another classic.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, y'all!

So, what's with the suck?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Adam Sandler should have been put to sleep in 2005.

Orel said...

Ten straight retired by eValdi.

Orel said...

Epale ale, Stubbs! Pick a new catcher yet?

NicJ said...

Seems like Brewers have caught all the breaks against us this year. When the hell is sports Karma going to kick in?!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, I already had Wieters, so I'm not SOL.

Orel said...

I had Wieters last season. He's a stud.

Orel said...

WHY ARE WE GETTING OWNED BY A ROOKIE?

Franklin Stubbs said...

However, he was probably getting destroyed by that suitcase the very moment I picked him up.

Orel said...

Besides we're the Dodgers, that is.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Because that is EXACTLY what we do whenever they come along?

Orel said...

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a voice in an Arizona hotel room suddenly cried out in terror and was suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

Orel said...

Diamond just called Ryan Braun "a classless douche." I knew she could write!

Orel said...

SAVE US A.J.

Orel said...

Dee dribbler! Men on 1st & 2nd, 2 out.

Orel said...

Thunder have cut the Spurs' lead to eight in the fourth quarter.

Orel said...

2-0 count to eValdi.

Orel said...

3-0!

Orel said...

WALK HIM, FIRES!

Orel said...

3-2 count...

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah well.

Orel said...

Backwards K. Eovaldi was taking all the way. Dammit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jesus!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Eeeeeeethier!

Orel said...

Atta boy, Andre! 2-1 Brewers.

Orel said...

Kemp seems rusty. Maybe we should send him down to AAA for some seasoning.

Orel said...

Loney has been crap with the bat but nearly impeccable with the glove. Such a disparity.

Orel said...

Middle of the 7th already? I better pick it up if I want to hit 200.

Orel said...

Spurs won. There's a shock.

Orel said...

Wow, what a crappy tie-commercial between Spider-Man and Carl's Jr.

Orel said...

C'mon Loney, transfer some of that glove magic to your bat.

Orel said...

Wow, Loney can make contact, but just to fly out.

Orel said...

We're lying down like lambs.

NicJ said...

Im so tired of Loney.

Can't wait until we dump him.

MR.F said...

Sorry Orel. I got too busy playing Diablo 3 =/.

Orel said...

Lindblom 1-2-3. Good job.

Orel said...

Are you a PC gamer, MR.F?

Orel said...

Let's touch up Frankie!

Orel said...

Does anyone even call him K-Rod anymore?

MR.F said...

I play a little. The only game I play hardcore is Street Fighter, but a bunch of my friends are playing Diablo 3, so I go dragged into it.

Orel said...

Writing the losing PGT now, hoping for a reverse jinx. It's worked before!

Orel said...

Okay, a hundred more comments to go. I got this.

NicJ said...

Man, what a BS strike call.

Orel said...

MR.F, have you seen the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Box Set?

Orel said...

Adam Kennedy is up with two out, no on. I fully expect a game-tying homer.

NicJ said...

I know Donnie doesn't have a lot to work with on the bench, but his PH selections drive me nuts.

Alex said...

^

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls.

Orel said...

Dammit. Kemp will just have to tie it up with a solo HR to start the bottom of the 9th.

Spank said...

*cries like Serena*

Orel said...

It's like Alex just popped in here and burped or something.

NicJ said...

The Brewers have only won ONE series on the road this year.

MR.F said...

Oh damn. I had heard about it, Orel, but I didn't actually know what was in it. That's a lot of Street Fighter stuff. Too bad I have those games already. It'd be nice to have the animes and music though.

Orel said...

Yeah, about Loney's defense. Saved a double right there.

Alex said...

just checking in before I get my barley soda on at the bar which will undoubtedly produce much burpage!

Orel said...

And of course Braun drives one right past Loney.

NicJ said...

Brewers are 5-10 against the rest of the west.

3-1 (about to be 4-1) against the Dodgers.

Orel said...

I wish Wright would turn around and plunk Braun while he was on second base.

NicJ said...

@Orel, x2

MR.F said...

x3

Orel said...

Here we go! Kemp hits a HR that bounces off Braun's head, Canseco-style.

Orel said...

Make some noise, DS!

NicJ said...

This ovation for Kemp is equal amounts "go kemp' and "FU Braun"

Orel said...

Time to hit a dinger off Captain Morgan!

Orel said...

I'd like to see an Axford-Lincecum matchup.

Orel said...

Damn, Kemp swings right through a 99-mph fastball.

Orel said...

Kemp fouling them away...

MR.F said...

Come on Matty...

Orel said...

Way to hold up, Kemp! Full count.

NicJ said...

At least Vin is enjoying himself.

Orel said...

Another foul! Vin giving the DS crowd props!

Franklin Stubbs said...

KEMP LIVES!

Orel said...

The stadium is set...to explode!

Orel said...

AWWW ONLY A DOUBLE?

MR.F said...

Nice double!!!

NicJ said...

where is Dylan Hernandez and his attendance tweets now?!

Orel said...

That AB seemed so binary I was shocked when he neither homered nor struck out swinging.

MR.F said...

Walk-off please?!

MR.F said...

And he got plunked...

Orel said...

Andre plunked!

NicJ said...

yeah lets give away outs!!

Orel said...

DON'T BUNT

NicJ said...

thats why you bunt.

Franklin Stubbs said...

crapCrapCRAP!

Orel said...

Fuck. Dammit. DP. Loney up.

MR.F said...

ARGH

Orel said...

Why not just let Hairston swing from the start?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bollocks!

MR.F said...

Yeah, Loney sucks. Ho-hum.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Great Loney up...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fookin' Brewers again. I am beginning to loathe them.

NicJ said...

Only team in the league that can't beat the Brewers.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What's the deal with the shitty ass Brewers? I don't get it

Orel said...

PGTUP

NicJ said...

Dodgers keep losing and the Angels keep winning.

(cries)