Saturday, June 02, 2012

Game 53 Thread: June 2 @ Rox, 1p

Aaron Harang (3-3, 4.14) vs. Juan Nicasio (2-2, 5.11).

The wheels are definitely off the bus. Earlier this week, we were wondering if the Dodgers would ever lose three in a row. Now, they're in danger of doubling that streak.

Looking to break the downward spiral is the guy who (unknowingly) started it all, Harang, who gave up three runs in five innings Monday, with only one of them being earned due to a questionable call. MLB.com's capsule review of Nicasio gives a glimmer of hope: "[Nicasio's] command of his fastball and secondary pitches is still inconsistent." Hrmph. I'll tell you what else is inconsistent: the Dodgers' defense, which gave up four errors in yesterday's loss.

We Sons are pulling out some stops for this one, changing the GT post time to address superstition. Cross your fingers. And go find a jack for me, will you? (No, not you, Ned.)

167 comments:

Orel said...

Gwynn CF
Herrera 3B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Kennedy 2B
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Gordon SS
Harang P

Orel said...

The excitement around here is palpable.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm REALLY FUCKING PISSED AND DEMORALIZED. Not excited.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I need a win in the worst way.

Orel said...

The pissing and demoralizing around here is palpable.

Franklin Stubbs said...

How did this team go from being good at hitting, good at pitching, respectable on defense, and fundamentally sound to being such a goddamn train wreck?

Franklin Stubbs said...

*palpates*

Steve Sax said...

The palping around here is pissable.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If there were a way for us to hit into a double play with the bases empty, we would find it.

Orel said...

hitting: -Kemp, -Rivera

pitching: Kershaw & Bills underperforming, Capuano regressing

defense: Uribe on DL, Loney can't hit to justify starting him at 1B every day

Franklin Stubbs said...

*sucks it up*

Orel said...

Error on Peter LeMayhew!

Orel said...

Why would Herrera even show bunt? Are we playing for one run here in the first inning at Coors Field?

Orel said...

Wow, you can see and hear the wind whipping around Coors Field.

Orel said...

Dre RBI! 1-0 Dodgers! Finally, a lead!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dre!

Orel said...

Adam Kennedy is hitting in the pie-hole?

Orel said...

How did AK not hit into a double play there?

Orel said...

Okay, let's see Coors Loney here.

Orel said...

I think Loney was swinging at litter there.

Orel said...

Leadoff triple for Fowler. Yeah.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That could have started better.

Orel said...

Just watched the new Tomb Raider trailer. If you ever wanted Lara Croft to appear in a "Saw" movie, this game's for you.

Orel said...

Harang almost beans Scutaro in the head.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice catch Loney. You're worth something you worthless fuck.

Dusty Baker said...

Man up, ump.

NicJ said...

You can see his arm has a dent in it on the slow mo replay.

Orel said...

That ump is one tough mofo.

Dusty Baker said...

Ump is a pussy.

Orel said...

If Harang gets out of this inning, we will have used all our good karma for the month.

Orel said...

Hmmm, that was a strike for Nicasio.

Orel said...

Yup. Tie game.

Orel said...

#AJ2KC broken-bat single!

Franklin Stubbs said...

These 2-on-no-out scenarios can't explode in our faces forever, can they?

Orel said...

That's about the only situation where the bunt makes sense. Harang moves them over.

Orel said...

At least slide, A.J.!

Dusty Baker said...

Shitcocked at home.

Dusty Baker said...

At least take the fucking catcher's leg out for the season, Ellis!

Orel said...

Think Dee should steal home here?

Orel said...

Herrera up the middle! 3-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

My feed must be 30 seconds behind yours, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like a nice Nicasio salad on this summer afternoon.

Orel said...

Looks like we just knocked Nicasio out. Pulled something on that last play. Hey, whatever it takes.

Orel said...

Do you have DirecTV, Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Nope, Charter Cable.

Dusty Baker said...

Happy birthday, Spanky!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm too squeamish to actually watch the game.

Orel said...

Harang walks the first batter. Just what we need after taking the lead.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's the cold and dispassionate gameday experience for me.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm sleepy.

Orel said...

WAKE UP, SONS

Orel said...

Oh, I get it. Everybody's saving their energy for the Kings game.

Hideo Nomo said...

DJ LeMahieu spins French deep house.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What, did I miss something?

Orel said...

Loney meaningless single! WOO HOO

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, Loney - take out this next pitcher, too!

Dusty Baker said...

I am sleepy. And I am saving a lot for the Kings game.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

ps-Are we doing a Kings thread?

karina said...

happy birthday Spank!

Dusty Baker said...

Epalewotcher'sup, Karina!

ps- Cargo sucks!

Orel said...

What do you think, combo PGT/Kings thread, or keep 'em separated?

Orel said...

Epale, peanuts!

Dusty Baker said...

You gotta keep em separated.

Wait, that was a song. Yeah a PGT/ works.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If we win, then combo up.

If not, we don't wan't to rub our filth all over the Kings.

Dusty Baker said...

Good point, Stubbs.

Orel said...

@CSNBaggs: "Pablo Sandoval was questioned by police and faces possible sexual assault charges in Santa Cruz."

Hideo Nomo said...

Anyone know where that shot of Scioscia walking down the tunnel in the bobblehead commercial is from? It's very cool, but kind of looks like a recreation.

Orel said...

I would be okay if Herrera never showed but for the rest of his career.

karina said...

RISP!
go!

Dusty Baker said...

Kung Fu Felon!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Get it, Andre!

Dusty Baker said...

KFP is guilty until proven innocent in my book.

Dusty Baker said...

Sources confirmed that the incident took place early Friday morning at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County, but that Sandoval was not a registered guest at the property. Police were not called to the scene but sources say the woman in question later contacted authorities and reported that she was too intoxicated to give consent.

She submitted to a sexual assault forensic evidence kit at an area hospital, sources confirmed.

Sandoval has not been charged and the investigation is ongoing, sources said.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take the gift run.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck Jim Tracy

Steve Sax said...

I'm watching kids in a bounce house right now

Run 4 due to a bases-loaded walk! 4-1 LA T4

Dusty Baker said...

"Kennedy is not good." - MDIL

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Adam Kennedy with warning track power at Coors Field! That about sums up our offense these days.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 1:31p: yeah, I saw that Tomb Raider trailer too, and thought it was a bit tough to stomach.

Will have to go check this out @ E3 next week.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's not like we don't have other options, why do we continue to throw AK out there?

Dusty Baker said...

I'd put an orange traffic cone in the lineup before AK.

Orel said...

@Nomo: The grainy footage and period uniform suggest it's archival footage. If they re-created it, they did a great job.

karina said...

bring Loney home! don"t waste that!

Orel said...

They wasted that.

Steve Sax said...

Consider it wasted.

Leadoff FJL double, useless.

karina said...

I don't like cargo in this situation :____(

Cargo, can you suck now?

Orel said...

Harang walks two in a row to load them up for Cargo.

Orel said...

That's what we like to hear, Karina!

Franklin Stubbs said...

This ain't good.

Orel said...

Starts him with a 72-mph curve!

Steve Sax said...

Bases loaded for the Rox due to two straight walks, and CarGo up with one out?

This will not end well.

Orel said...

Got him!

karina said...

#Elian2KC

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, asshole!

Dusty Baker said...

Gotheeeeeeeeeeeem!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm almost disappointed that Harang hasn't thrown more pitches.

Orel said...

Wow. Whew.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sweeeeeet.

Dusty Baker said...

(unpuckers)

Steve Sax said...

Wow, it ended well!

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

How do you guys stand 3 hours of Lyons babbling..

karina said...

that was awesome, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Very insidious how the new At Bat update will takeover your iphone's screen saver if the At Bat radio is playing. It's like MLB swallowed my kids up whole.

Dusty Baker said...

@DKG

We drink. A lot.

Orel said...

Abreu bomb!

Dusty Baker said...

Abreu bomb!!!

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

karina said...

#Comedulce2KC

Orel said...

Reason alone to switch to DTV, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I used two more exclamation marks the you did. That was the difference.

Orel said...

AK RBI! 6-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Unfortunately, this assures Kennedy will be in the starting lineup for weeks to come.

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, Kennedy just got an RBI to score Ethier, who doubled with two out.

Nice!

Dusty Baker said...

We're going to need these runs later I have a feeling.

Dusty Baker said...

AK: better than Loney

Orel said...

a pile of dirt: better than Loney

Franklin Stubbs said...

What kind of dirt?

Orel said...

Harang breezes through the sixth. Can he go one more?

Orel said...

Joe Dirt?

Orel said...

Harang at 94 pitches.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, that some pretty worthless dirt.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus Colorado I just want to punch Lyons in his vocal chords.

Orel said...

Dee narrowly misses hitting into the Dodgers' first DP of the day.

Orel said...

Castellanos!

Orel said...

Castellanos backwards K. Guess he wasn't looking fastball.

Dusty Baker said...

Here comes that asshole, Dinger.

Dusty Baker said...

It's weird for there to have been a Joe Dirt reference and it wasn't made by RBN.

Orel said...

Balk? Balk!

Orel said...

Javy pitching. SVS in for homer boy.

Dusty Baker said...

I just saw this video the Dodgers made for the Kings.

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21924367&c_id=la&partnerId=aw-6864791585722595329-1034

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still feeling glad we got those couple of Geicos.

Orel said...

Two batters in, Javy allows a run.

Franklin Stubbs said...

You were saying?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Javy was supposed to stop sucking it up when I fired him from my fantasy team.

Orel said...

Too bad that video isn't embeddable.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shit, somebody fix that boy.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, pull Guerra now!

Orel said...

Time to walk the dog.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel re video

I know. hate how MLB does their videos. That's why I just pasted it here instead of posting it.

Time to walk the dog.

By walk the dog I mean I'm heading over to my local to watch the hockey game.

Dusty Baker said...

SUCK IT CARGO!

Dusty Baker said...

AND SUCK IT, JAVY!

Steve Sax said...

WOOT!!!!!

Guerra, take some notes!

Steve Sax said...

That 3-6-3 DP on CarGo was like having your cake, andnot being in jail.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Elbert?!

Steve Sax said...

So many Rox fans with their arms folded in the stands. Wha grumps.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I'm no lip reader but I think Dre just said "funk dat shiz!"

Steve Sax said...

SoSG Alex Cora just pinged me from Petco Pak, where he roots for the Padres.

Steve Sax said...

(against the Diamondbacks)

Franklin Stubbs said...

Say your prayers, Rosario! Dodgers win!!!!!

karina said...

@Stubbs 4:41 that was lovely

Franklin Stubbs said...

*bows*

karina said...

I hope demoralization (spelling?) is over

we make party!

Dusty Baker said...

I almost forgot how to make party.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Anybody seen my bottle opener? I haven't made party in long time

Fred's Brim said...

Woop! I hope I don't get too wrecked at this party. It's been so long, my tolerance is so low.

Dusty Baker said...

Open it with your teeth like a real man DBT!

Dusty Baker said...

Almost fully sober for the hockey. Had to time it carefully.

Fred's Brim said...

and this win is dedicated to Spank! I assume he's passed out in a ditch somewhere with an empty can of steel reserve and a flounder

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Too bad that's the case for Spanky. He doesn't even know it's his birthday.

Fred's Brim said...

he's gonna miss the whole thing!

Orel said...

Dog: walked.

Five is enough!

Orel said...

GO KINGS!

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT/Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Thread up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT/Stanley Cup Finals Game 2/Spanksmas Thread up!