Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Game 50 Thread: May 30 vs. Brewers, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 1.97) vs. Yovani Gallardo (3-4, 4.19).

Drowning at the hand of Brewers? Surprisingly, it could happen. And that's what the Dodgers face tonight, having dropped the first two games of the series to a 21-28 team who sits seven games behind a team helmed by Dusty Baker. The Dodgers scored two runs on Monday, and then (even with the return of Matt Kemp), mustered only a single run last night.

Offensive woes be damned; we've got Kershaw dealing tonight. Leave it to Clayton to get us back on track, avoid our first three-game losing streak of the year*, and watch us overcome the best the Brewers can muster.

(*) For the second time this week

194 comments:

Orel said...

Herrera 4
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Abreu 7
Kennedy 5
AJ Ellis 2
Gordon 6
Kershaw 1

Orel said...

Can't accuse Donnie of not trying to shake things up.

Orel said...

Oh, and GO KINGS!

MR.F said...

Go Kings! I'm a hardcore Kings fan since April 2012!

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, Loney in the two spot? Time to shit or get off the pot...

Hideo Nomo said...

HLK SMASH,

Cliff Beefpile said...

Go Dodgers! Go Kings!

Jason said...

I'm starting to think Donnie needs to get ON the pot. Only glaucoma could explain some of these lineups.

Dusty Baker said...

I can accuse Donnie of putting Loney in the lineup, though.

Orel said...

KINGS!

Steve Sax said...

From the ESPN.com front page: "The Kings and Devils have waited awhile to get this Stanley Cup Finals going. But there is this one lingering question: Who wins?"

That is probably the worst tagline I've seen in weeks. No shit that that's the question! That's why the play the goddamn games!

Steve Sax said...

Kings up 1-0 through 1.

Spank said...

Oh shit! The Stanley Cup games are on NBC. I thought they were on Versus.

Steve Sax said...

The Stanley Cup Finals are not on, where I am.

ESPN Gamecast is woefully insufficient, btw.

MR.F said...

I have no idea how I'd be able to follow hockey on a gamecast.

Steve Sax said...

Neither do I, mr f

Steve Sax said...

It does say we are leading the Shots on Goal competition, 7-5

(everybody drink!)

Steve Sax said...

speaking of everybody drinking, i'm hearing someone puking his/her guts out in the hotel room next door. nice.

MR.F said...

Sounds pleasant.

Orel said...

Shit. Tie game.

Steve Sax said...

oh no, it's 1-1

MR.F said...

Oh no.

NicJ said...

Momentum swing.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. Total fluke goal for Jersey, that was total bullshit.

Steve Sax said...

1-1 at the end of two periods. Sack up, Kings!

Orel said...

Whew.

Orel said...

Vin going on about bat lengths again. Cover your ears, Dusty.

Steve Sax said...

holy shit, Seattle's up on Texas 17-2. In the 6th inning!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I gots to run but I want to see how Loney fares in his opening shot in the two-hole.

Orel said...

Wow, the AL East is tight. All five teams separated by 2.5 games.

Steve Sax said...

it sure seems like the Devils are taking all the shots in this third period (from gamecast)

Steve Sax said...

ok, i finally turned off "scout" on my mlb.com gameday.

man, that thing is fucking annoying.

Steve Sax said...

Loney grounds to third! What a surprise!

that's it, i'm going to the gym.

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk to Kemp. Gutless, Yo Gabba Gabba.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, and I think the AL East has all teams above .500 (last time I checked)

Steve Sax said...

Boom shaka laka, Ethier!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier doubles in Kemp, 1-0 Dodgers

karina said...

epale everyone!

we are winning! :D

Steve Sax said...

I need to go to the gym but this inning is too compelling

MR.F said...

Go Ethier and Kemp!

Steve Sax said...

3-0 pitch to Abreu with RISP: called strike, right down the middle.

Steve Sax said...

first and second, two out for Adam Kennedy (.221)

Steve Sax said...

hey karina, how are you? haven't talked with you in a while.

Steve Sax said...

karina, did you see this

http://gawker.com/5913540/watch-this-right-now-the-worlds-first-live-lip+dub-proposal

i thought it was right up your alley

Orel said...

@THEREAL_DV: "Looks like Kemp reinjured his hamstring coming around 3rd. He broke his bat over his knee in anger/frustration in dugout."

SHIT SHIT SHIT

MR.F said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Orel said...

RA but I'm freaked out about Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

AK worked and 0-2 count into a bases-loading walk? wow.

Steve Sax said...

fuck are you serious about Kemp? NOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

AJEllis lines to center to end the inning

see you guys (and gals) in a few

orel, grab my spot at the tap

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn replaces Kemp in center, batting third

Spank said...

Say it ain't so about Kemp?

(cries)

Orel said...

Consider it grabbed, Sax.

Orel said...

Going to OT in NJ.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Why Matt?!? Why couldn't you just wait till you were fully healed!!!!

Orel said...

This is pretty fucking depressing.

Fred's Brim said...

Godammit, Matty, and your goddamn hustle

Spank said...

Watch it Watch it. *closes eyes*

#kings gmae

Spank said...

Woops. Dyslexia kicked in.

Spank said...

KINGS WIN!

Orel said...

FUCKIN GODDAM KINGS!

Fred's Brim said...

I am terrified as a mutha that the house of cards will fall in on itself this next 15 days. We have to keep pitching well and then grind like hell on offense. If our bats are getting into their familiar doldrums, I hope we can keep them to a minimum

Spank said...

Holy shit that was bad ass,

NicJ said...

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Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK YEAH KINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Fuck you, Aramis

Orel said...

Celtics & Heat tied at 99 w/34.3 seconds left.

Orel said...

Ha ha, LeBron tries to pull a Kobe!

karina said...

@Sax I'm fine, working hard and a lot, also, we've had lots of power outages lately so that's why i haven't been around.

i'll watch that video as soon as the game finishes, i'm curious

karina said...

btw, say it ain't so about Kemp :(

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Clayton

Orel said...

@Dodgers: "Kemp reaggravated Left Hamstring and he will have an MRI tomorrow."

Orel said...

Wish Kemp had Wade's hammies.

Fred's Brim said...

cut the shit, Clayton

NicJ said...

Is Fred Roggin drunk or something?

Fred's Brim said...

I wish Kemp had my hammies. I would donate one if it would help

Orel said...

Why is LeBron so hesitant?

Fred's Brim said...

shitfuckballs

Orel said...

Now the Dodgers are losing. What a shock.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kershaw needs an MRI. Geez c'mon Cy young!

Fred's Brim said...

everybody looks and acts pissed out there

Orel said...

Ransom steals third while A.J. appeals to the first-base ump. Dodgers are as rattled as we are.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton up to 285 pitches

Orel said...

KG turnover. Guess he's upset about Kemp too.

Fred's Brim said...

Dwy-ane is more annoying than Lebron. He is a wanker

Fred's Brim said...

Dee, you don't have to swing at everything

Fred's Brim said...

Gallardo has hair like Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas

karina said...

so, what's going on with the Kings?

Orel said...

Heat win.

karina said...

as consolation, Goldsmith HR and Timmah and the Jints are losing.

but Kemp hurt his hamstring :(

Fred's Brim said...

I blame Braun

rbnlaw said...

I just want to go on the record as saying, "FUCK."


and, oh yeah go kings.


Le sigh.

Orel said...

Karina, the Kings have been in existence since 1967. They've only been to one finals, in 1993. They're now three wins away from their first championship.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton is so off. Somehow he's getting guys out but he's working too hard to do it

Orel said...

Kershaw at 100 pitches. One out in the 5th.

Orel said...

And he gets the DP on the next pitch!

Fred's Brim said...

wow - great double play

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Donnie doesn't give him more than 10-12 more pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Even Donnie is hurt
what the fuck is going on here?

Orel said...

"The gods of baseball have frowned upon Matt Kemp." —Vin

Orel said...

Kemp with sympathy pains?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit! Kemp hurt again!?!? Sonofa...

Fred's Brim said...

Maybe Donnie is trying to get Loney hurt

Fred's Brim said...

I want to hear the real story behind Lucroy's broken hand, because I ain't buying the "suitcase fell on my hand" story. I am guessing bar fight.

Orel said...

Kershaw gives up a first-pitch double to the struggling Weeks.

Fred's Brim said...

what the christ

Orel said...

Jonathan Lucroy says wife a target

Fred's Brim said...

get him out, Donnie!

Hideo Nomo said...

BREAKING: Dodgers reaggravate fanbase.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - so true

Orel said...

Brewers squeeze in a run. Just pull Kershaw now and rest him for his next start.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't know why I do this to myself, but I had to look at the upcoming schedule:
Milwaukee(1 more)
at Colorado(3)
at Philly(3)
Interleague(15 straight, 9 on the road)
at SF(3)

I hope we are still within three of first place by the time we go to SF. Let's go for the sweep!

Orel said...

Gallardo RBI. Not really sure why Kershaw is still in there.

Fred's Brim said...

sweet jesus

Fred's Brim said...

I am tired

Steve Sax said...

I'm back.

Hey, and the Kings won in OT!

But we're losing 4-1.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, I think Donnie is trying to injure him too

Steve Sax said...

what the hell was up with Kershaw tonight?

Orel said...

Brewers breaking it open. This is a disaster.

Steve Sax said...

floodgates = open

Orel said...

Kershaw struggled all night. 5 ER over 5.2 innings.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Braun reminds me of that runaway bride a few years back...with the really scary wide eyes.

rbnlaw said...

Guerra comes in, gets a pop up and a ground ball, yet the inning continues.

May can go Fuck itself now...with the exception of my birthday.

Fred's Brim said...

what's the old rule? Don't go to bed mad? That ain't happening tonight. Gnite all

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thank you, Prime Ticket, for easing the pain with Kings highlights.

Orel said...

Meaningless Ethier solo HR here.

Steve Sax said...

FJL: 0-for-3, but this time in the two-hole

Meanwhile Ethier is 3-for-3

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I think I'm banned from doing GTs for a while.

Hideo Nomo said...

DON'T WORRY GUYS. BILLS TOMORROW.

rbnlaw said...

Blame Sax!

Although he's not the one swinging at reeeedickulous pitches.
This better be the low point of the season.

NicJ said...

It's a good thing we have an adequate first basemen to hold us over until Kemp gets better.

(Cries)

Hideo Nomo said...

Whoa. Picked up 7 followers after tweeting that reaggravate fanbase line.

Hideo Nomo said...

Go D-Backs!

NicJ said...

Chicks dig hamstrings.

NicJ said...

Stop showing Braun's stupid face on TV please.

Spank said...

I think David Stern had something to do with the outcome of the draft lottery. just saying.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, what?

Spank said...

^ Shit .

#basketballreasons

Steve Sax said...

SF is losing 4-1, so there's that

Orel said...

5-3 Dodgers. Is this just a tease?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Woohooo! Nice hit, Herrera!

NicJ said...

Hopefully we can re-rally after this upcoming Loney DP.

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 9:30p: I'd like to think this is the low point of the season... but even I'm not buying that

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, so much for the rally...Loney's up.

NicJ said...

we are just trying to get the score back up to a 1 run deficit.

Orel said...

Of course Loney shows bunt.

Orel said...

Will Loney hit into a double play, or a triple play?

NicJ said...

i think from now on all of our batters should show a bunt to start off an at bat.

It'll be our thing.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, for Loney that's a good at-bat. Any time he doesn't ground into a double-play, I guess.

Steve Sax said...

Loney now 0-for-4 in the two hole

Hideo Nomo said...

Loney making only one out is a positive.

Steve Sax said...

fuck, and that was a three-pitch K for pete's sake. where's the fucking pride, FJL?

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Beefpile, meet Nomo. Gnomes, Beefpile.

Hideo Nomo said...

PRETEND YOU'RE PINCH HITTING, TONY!

Paul said...

Buntem if you gotem.

Steve Sax said...

oh shit. what happened? my gameday is delayed

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit.

Orel said...

Yeah, just a tease.

Hideo Nomo said...

SHITSHITSHIT

Paul said...

I hate this game.

NicJ said...

its like Loney has a final destination with DPs.

They can't be avoided, only passed on to another victim.

Orel said...

Good news, everybody! Troy Tulowitzki strained his groin!

Orel said...

Nic: +1

Steve Sax said...

oh. I see it now

Cliff Beefpile said...

(clap clap)
(clapclapclap)
(clapclapclapclap)
Tu-Lo!

Steve Sax said...

dammit belli, don't give these back so easily

Paul said...

I don't like our chances of scoring 6 runs...for the rest of the week.

Orel said...

All those cheap RBIs we gave up are haunting us now.

NicJ said...

If you are going to walk him at least hit him.

Orel said...

In the face.

NicJ said...

well...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck fuck fuckity fuck!

Orel said...

Double-clutch by Herrera on the potential DP costs us another run.

Steve Sax said...

belli, you suck

Paul said...

So all we need to do is trade for a first baseman, a second baseman, and a third baseman. Oh and probably a shortstop.

NicJ said...

It is amazing how easy it is to get not used to losing.

We had a ton of practice at it last year.

NicJ said...

@Paul, and a spare hamstring for our CF.

NicJ said...

Angels lost.

Orel said...

OMG AK hit into a DP.

Paul said...

Giants lost.

NicJ said...

Maybe the Dodgers should fire
Mickey Hatcher.

Hideo Nomo said...

Based on CarGo's performance tonight, Karina must have been posting on an Astros blog.

Orel said...

Goddamn Axford. Tired of this fucker.

Orel said...

Yeah, I don't really need to see the injury replay again.

Steve Sax said...

this will not end well

Steve Sax said...

goddammit, swept by the bug-eyed brauns.

Hideo Nomo said...

Elian HR here.

Orel said...

To add insult to injury, this is a super-long game.

Hideo Nomo said...

Not swept yet.

Hideo Nomo said...

Or not.

Orel said...

PGTUP