Sunday, May 06, 2012

Post-Game 28 Thread: Dodgers Did Not Have Mad Hits Today


Dodgers didn't have nearly enough hits today (Cubs doubled us up with 12), even with Juan Rivera's two-run homer in the third inning. Javy Guerra blew a save opportunity in the ninth and the game went to extras with a succession of mediocre to poor relief pitchers, which eventually yielded a rancho ardiendoed, no-out walk to David DeJesus. Maybe our offense was too scared of hitting and wounding one of the many seagulls in the outfield. Or maybe - and I could be off here - not having 2012 MVP Matt Kemp in the lineup was the problem.

On a day we saw Kemp start on the bench, we also saw Jerry Hairston, Jr. come up with a similar hamstring issue as he tried to leg out a single early on. Still awaiting news on the severity of the injury and word is that Justin Sellers will be recalled immediately if the JHa Kid has to spend much time out. Dodgers lose two of three with the Cubs, after having lost two of three with the Rockies, and now head home for an important series with the Gnats.

We'd be remiss if we didn't send a special shoutout to the Los Angeles Kings and all our loyal SoSG readers who are big Kings fans on the occasion of team's sweep of the St. Louis Blues to move to the NHL Western Conference Finals. Go Kings Go!

Images: (1) bobsbaseballmuseum.com; (2) 500homeruns.net 

82 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Fucking fuck fuck, this loss sucks.

We gotta start considering KJ for closer, right?

Steve Sax said...

And as for Ned saying our bullpen is pretty good?

I hope you stuck around to watch this train wreck.

Dusty Baker said...

I hope Ned does NOT stick around to see this train wreck.

NicJ said...

Loney to the pen!

NicJ said...

Good one, DB.

Alex said...

#jensenTime

Dusty Baker said...

Per Eric Stephen, "Wellington Castillo was 0-for-11 with 5 strikeouts before that intentional walk"

Yep, let the guy who has never had a hit in the major leagues beat you. (Castillo, not Eric).

Dusty Baker said...

I ran outta ale so it's time to buy wine.

NicJ said...

Don't even have a Cool-a-Coo to comfort me.

Alex said...

Word up to them LA Kings and Lake Show though.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Did you see the LA Times article on a possible Cool-a-Coo comeback, though?

NicJ said...

Yeah. That warehouse in El Monte is not too far from me. Might have to make a trip down there.

It's nice to to see ownership trying to fix the little things.

Now if only they would start pumping Vin's audio PxP throughout the stadium like they do in the bathrooms.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

I know! If the bathrooms weren't so crappy (depending on level), I'd just hang out in there and listen to Vin.

I guess people might think that was creepy, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Cole Hamels now 4-13 with the bat this year. He has more hits than Loney, no?

Dusty Baker said...

Stay classy, Phiwwies fans.

Dusty Baker said...

Mattingly on closer role: "I have to keep looking at it that's for sure."

Noted.

Fred's Brim said...

@Donny is it OK if I don't keep looking at it?

NicJ said...

Don't look at it, you'll get a stye.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Hairston to the DL.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Hey, we're winning 3-2 in the sixth!

Dusty Baker said...

Jayson Werth looks to have seriously damaged his left wrist. Terrible looking play in right field. Dammit, just when I could get back to liking him, post-Phiwwies.

Spank Lapierre said...

Laker Time! Dig it.

Spank Lapierre said...

roh oh

Dusty Baker said...

Not a great start for Lakers.

Dusty Baker said...

14-14 now.

Spank Lapierre said...

Wild game so far

Dusty Baker said...

Nats get out of bases-loaded, no out jam. Great play by Harper in left and then a great throw by Ankiel in center holds Hamels at third, then a strikeout. Great game to watch besides the Werth injury.

NicJ said...

Andre Miller's hair is starting to look like a playoff beard.

Spank Lapierre said...

Lqakers down 2 points after 1 quarster. 28-26

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Was there some pushing or something? I was switched over to baseball for a minute.

Spank Lapierre said...

@ Dusty

Nah. just some sloppy play.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

Yeah, but enough about the Dodgers game.

Oh!

Spank Lapierre said...

Strong slam by Barnes.

Dusty Baker said...

I just strongly slammed my third cabernet.

Dusty Baker said...

Lakers down by 6 at the half. Weak sauce, Lakeshow.

Spank Lapierre said...

lakers should come out strong for the second half. they better.

Dusty Baker said...

What the fuck does it take to get a foul call???

Dusty Baker said...

This is more like it.

Dusty Baker said...

Trying to coax MDIL into creating an account and talking some shit in threads.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What?

Dusty Baker said...

Per Matt Kemp:

"Tough loss 2day! Time 2 get out of the CHI and back on the west! My hamstring is feeling better and hopefully I can get back 2morrow!"

Dusty Baker said...

What what?

Spank Lapierre said...

horrible passing

Dusty Baker said...

Broken wrist for old friend Jayson Werth. At least it was a clean break. Get well soon, and not just because you're on my fantasy team.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Spank Lapierre said...

47

Dusty Baker said...

Props to Eric Stephen for tracking down this stat:

"In 6 games this week, the Dodgers bullpen allowed 36 baserunners and recorded 43 outs"

What was Ned saying about our bullpen again?

Dusty Baker said...

"Our bullpen has been pretty good...if you overlook the fact that in 6 games this week, it has allowed 36 baserunners and recorded 43 outs"

Spank Lapierre said...

We need RonRon to go all metta world hate on these Nuggets.

Spank Lapierre said...

It's a tight one. 71-70 Denver after three.

Spank Lapierre said...

Godammit

Dusty Baker said...

This is anyone's game.

Hopefully, it's mostly Kobe's in the end.

Dusty Baker said...

Nuggets' house pumping a lot of Beastie Boys during time outs. Nicely done.

Spank Lapierre said...

Lot of respect going out to MCA this weekend at sporting events. Digging it.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, Spank.

Spank Lapierre said...

Monster slam by Hill.

Dusty Baker said...

Gallinari? Get this lame punk off the court.

Dusty Baker said...

Blake!!!

Spank Lapierre said...

we need some defensive stops up in dis bish!

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange "defensive stop" you speak of?

Spank Lapierre said...

I may need to steal a pair of my grandpas Depends.

Dusty Baker said...

But how is the game affecting you, Spanky?

Spank Lapierre said...

Kobe mad

Dusty Baker said...

"Steve Blake, you're not known as a shit blocker."

He's not, but I'll take it!

Spank Lapierre said...

Come on Bynum. You gonna let that little punk Lawson knock you down mofo?

Spank Lapierre said...

FUCK YOU CALAMARI

Spank Lapierre said...

SESSIONS!!!

Dusty Baker said...

^shot

Hah!

Dusty Baker said...

Get your ass up, calamari. Little pansy.

Spank Lapierre said...

Calamari flopped

Dusty Baker said...

BLAKE!!!

Spank Lapierre said...

FUCK YEAH!! BLAKE!

Dusty Baker said...

6 point lead. We got this.

Spank Lapierre said...

Andy Pettite is on the Nuggets?

Dusty Baker said...

Andy Pettite is on my nuggets.

Spank Lapierre said...

Lakers win.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn that KCAL Lakers retrospective made me start crying like Calamari after a pick.

Steve Sax said...

Was calamari kind of rubbery tonight?

Dusty Baker said...

Not even marinara could save his performance.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: whatever you do, do NOT watch the ESPN highlights of the lakers game on your iPad. When Stuart Scott starts rapping Beastie Boys, you're gonna hurl.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for the heads up, Sax!