Monday, June 04, 2012

Game 55 Thread: June 4 @ Phils, 4p

You wouldn't hit a man with glasses, would you?

Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.42) vs. Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07).

It may not be reasonable for a team that has dropped six of its last seven to start mocking the opposing pitcher in a Game Thread, I know. Especially not since Kershaw certainly hasn't been himself of late (since his CG SHO three outings ago, he's taken two losses over 12.2 IP, giving up 7 ER). Kershaw sports a 0-4 record with a 5.18 ERA against the Phillies, which also isn't good. So yeah, we're definitely the David in this battle.

But that mlb.com picture! I mean, not to make a spectacle of it, but that's a pretty cornea mugshot for a third-year pitcher trying to build upon his 11-3 season last year. Worley, returning from the DL to take the place of Roy Halladay, lens his arm to the bottom-dwelling Phillies, 3.5 GB the NL East-leading Nationals. But Worley is 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA against the Dodgers (4.0 IP, 6 ER), by far his worst team-specific record. I'm betting that the Dodgers lineup makes plenty of contacts with Worley's pitches this afternoon, especially with the probable return of Juan Rivera. Iris my case.

Note: This GT goes back to the :01 launch time, consistent with the last time the Dodgers won a game.

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Fred's Brim said...

It's been raining a lot in the northeast today. Citizens Bank Ballpark may be muddy stye today

Hideo Nomo said...

For the record, you posted your last GT at 10:11, not 10:01. I was going to duplicate what you did, but that meant posting at 9:11. I thought that was asking for trouble, so I posted at 9:10.

Let's go all Stan Gable on that nerd.

Jason said...

Gordon - 6
Herrera - 8
Ethier - 9
Rivera - 3
Abreu - 7
Ellis - 2
Hariston - 4
Kennedy - 5
Kershaw - 1

Spank LeBum said...

Hopefully the Dodgers won't give me a cataract arrest today.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 1:42p: good call, I didn't notice that. I should have had this posted at 1:06p then!

DAMMIT

Paul said...

Jesus Colorado how many games do the Giants get to play the Cubs at home?

Steve Sax said...

CHC 2, SF 2 through 6

Paul said...

This smells like a 3-2 Giants win. Very smelly.

Orel said...

Rivera up, SVS down.

Guerra to DL, Tolleson up.

@dylanohernandez: "Tony Gwynn Jr. was scratched from the #Dodgers' lineup because of a tight hamstring. Available off the bench."

Steve Sax said...

dammit, SF about to take the lead in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

guerra to DL over what?

Spank LeBum said...

@ Saxy

I think Gnomes tweeted something about Guerra going to the DL because of a knee ligament strain.

Paul said...

I am really traveling to Seattle to watch the Topes play.

rbnlaw said...

What's this about Jo Ann Worley playing for the Fill-eez?

Hideo Nomo said...

Almost all of David Vassegh's questions to Todd Coffey in his pre-game interview revolved around food or eating.

#tooeasy

karina said...

epale everyone!

you had me at spectacle, Saxy

Alex said...

Epale!

Nice work on the GT Saxy!

LETS DO THIS SHIT!

Hideo Nomo said...

Kill the Phils.

Steve Sax said...

SF indeed does win, 3-2. Paul was right.

Fred's Brim said...

Another hamstring injury? I am thinking Sue skipped hamstring day at team trainer school

Fred's Brim said...

god damn, Phillies fans make sick

Fred's Brim said...

Are Paul and Jason going to drink Seattle dry this weekend?

Hideo Nomo said...

What was that horrendous noise playing when the Phils took the field?

Fred's Brim said...

Why is Hairston playing second and Kennedy playing third? Is Kennedy not able to play 2nd?

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomo, it's either dubstep or a Phillies fan barfing his Yuengling into a stadium trash can

Fred's Brim said...

Terrible AB from Dee. He should go back to the 8 spot

Fred's Brim said...

Donny not happy with Loney

Fred's Brim said...

Take notes, Dee. Elian didn't make an out there

Fred's Brim said...

Elian with the steal

Fred's Brim said...

Damn - Elian nearly picked.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre takes the walk

karina said...

welcome back, Juan Rivera

Fred's Brim said...

RBI MACHINE!

Fred's Brim said...

Polanco has an overly-muscular scalp

Fred's Brim said...

Lyons, Philly hated Bobby

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby with a single, Dre scores!

Fred's Brim said...

Aloysius Jerome strikes out on three pitches

Fred's Brim said...

wild passed ball advances the runners to 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry grounds out to 2nd. Good guys score 2 in the first. I hope Clayton is excellent Clayton tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby with the sliding grab, soaks his shorts

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera with the good running foul catch

Fred's Brim said...

Polanco has an evil genius mega cranium

Fred's Brim said...

Pence lines out to Dre, 1-2-3

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy with the dunker down the left field lines for a double

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton gets the bunt down. Worley was thinking third but he kind of bobbled the ball. Polanco was coming in hard for some reason so there wouldn't have been a play anyway

karina said...

please Lord, don't make rain! this is highly enjoyable

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a grounder to get Kennedy home but Dee beats out the throw!

Spank LeBum said...

Phuck the Phiwwies!

3-0 Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - I agree, maybe later with us in the lead

Fred's Brim said...

oof Chooch with a terrible throw but Dee overslides the base

Fred's Brim said...

Now the ump is calling everything close to the plate

Fred's Brim said...

Chooch grounds out and Dusty's boy flies out to left

Spank Cartwright said...

Kershaw is on his game today.

Fred's Brim said...

And Twiggington strikes out, 4-5-6

karina said...

Galvis <3

Fred's Brim said...

Dre grounds out to second

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera pops up to mega cranium

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby with a checkswing K

Spank Cartwright said...

that was within inches of a homer for the Phils.

Fred's Brim said...

Mayberry nearly bonks one out

Spank Cartwright said...

Damn. Kid K gives up the run scoring single. Calm down,Kid.

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit karina, that run is yours

Fred's Brim said...

sorry karina, it seems like all of your favorites kill us

Fred's Brim said...

Worley gets the bunt down, Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute, to second

Fred's Brim said...

Rollins pops it to short, hears boos

karina said...

I'm very sorry to say Galvis is the new Cargo and it hurts very much, because he's a Philly.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim he's an Aguilas del Zulia star, too :(

enjoy his glove, it's truly special.

Spank Cartwright said...

Polanco has a big head. His helmet is two sizes too small.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, I am sure he is a fine player but I will enjoy no part of his game because he is a Phillie

Spank Cartwright said...

There goes the lead.

Fred's Brim said...

you gotta be kidding me

Fred's Brim said...

shitass popup

NicJ said...

What is wrong with Clayron this year?

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

#AJ2KC

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry with a slow roller up the middle

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - I wish I knew. Guys are hitting his pitches harder this year than I've seen before

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton draws the 9 pitch walk!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee to pop out on the first pitch

Fred's Brim said...

just poke it somewhere, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

fuckaduck Pence saves a double

Fred's Brim said...

looks like it's raining harder

Fred's Brim said...

Spankolopolous, did you have a good birthday?

Spank Cartwright said...

Can we blame it on the rain?

Cc: Fab and Rob

Steve Sax said...

Ugh, I get back and it's 3-3. Sucky.

Spank Cartwright said...

@ FB

Yeah it was a great birthday. i got smashed and thrashed and i believe i ended up face first on the rocks somewhere in my backyard. Somewhere there's a pic.

Spank Cartwright said...

AK with the error. Two on two out.

Steve Sax said...

My Gameday is all jacked up but it looks like Clayton escaped the one-out single in the fourth?

Steve Sax said...

@Spank: two on two out? what inning are you looking at?

I feel like my gameday might be caught in a timewarp

Steve Sax said...

Okay, my gameday is officially fucked up

Fred's Brim said...

good pitching and good defense
*sigh*

Steve Sax said...

going to espn gamecast

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax Clayton gotta Garvin to pop to SS after Kennedy's kennedy

Fred's Brim said...

^got

Fred's Brim said...

get us going, Elian

Fred's Brim said...

Joe Slavery in for Worley

Steve Sax said...

worley leaves after getting Ethier to pop out? after only 80 pitches?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax Savory started the inning

Orel said...

I love that the Kings are sponsored by Lemonhead candy.

Fred's Brim said...

Did Ethier pop out already? I may be a couple of pitches behind
Elian just grounded to the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

Collins is bad

Fred's Brim said...

Dre grounded to second

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit, Dre, take a pitch or two

Fred's Brim said...

nobody's taking pitches

Orel said...

So the Clippers re-signed Neil Olshey. Until they didn't.

Steve Sax said...

now i'm totally confused. Did Rivera GIDP> Why was that the third out?

Orel said...

argh, damn

Steve Sax said...

Fuck Gameday, fuck gamecast, fuck the gameboy while you're at it. I'm pissed off.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

thank you

Spank Cartwright said...

goddammit

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, Elian led off, then Dre, then Rivera. All ground outs

Fred's Brim said...

crap

Orel said...

Devils with the power play upcoming. The Staples crowd seems kind of placid.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel was your 'damn' for the triple?

Orel said...

My damn was for the missed shot on goal. But it retroactively applies to the triple.

But it doesn't matter! Dee to #AJ2KC for the out at the plate!

Fred's Brim said...

Dodgers with the infield in, Polanco hits it right to Dee who throws home to get Rollins

Fred's Brim said...

finish this

Orel said...

Uh oh. 5-on-3 for the Devils now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

Nomes! how was your birthday? Did your face and rocks meet yesterday?

Orel said...

WHEW

Orel said...

There we go, Staples crowd!

Fred's Brim said...

Chooch is so annoying

Orel said...

Scoreless after the first period at Staples Center.

Fred's Brim said...

this ump has been working us since the end of the second

Fred's Brim said...

heh Lyons with the jab at Russell Martin

Fred's Brim said...

call them both way, ump!

Orel said...

Savery belongs on the list with Outman and Balfour.

Orel said...

Bills vs. Lee tomorrow. We need to win tonight!

Fred's Brim said...

Do we really still have the best record in baseball? I find that hard to believe

Orel said...

Hairston works the count full....

Orel said...

Backwards K on a...questionable call.

Steve Sax said...

Criminy guys, put up a goddamn fight here

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is killing us

Orel said...

Where is the KCAL9 K-Zone?

Orel said...

Did the Avengers take the steam out of Amazing Spider-Man?

Orel said...

It's our pick in the draft! I think Ned Colletti is just booting up his laptop to start some research.

Orel said...

Donnie ejected.

Fred's Brim said...

go to hell, ump

Fred's Brim said...

I think Spiderman 3 took the steam out of Spiderman

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel RE Ned - applauds

Orel said...

The rain knocks down a potential Victorino HR.

Fred's Brim said...

stupid popup nearly went out

Orel said...

Dylan: "With the No. 18 overall pick in the draft, the #Dodgers selected Corey Seager, a high school SS from North Carolina."

Fred's Brim said...

wow - looked like Rivera came off first early

Fred's Brim said...

Bob Seagar's kid?

Orel said...

Victorino slips while rounding first after his fly out. It'll probably be gifcapped.

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy with a great bunt

Fred's Brim said...

Savory makes a nice try at it though

Fred's Brim said...

6-foot skidmark? not unlike Shaq's underpants after a trip to taco bell

heyoooo!

Orel said...

Great, Clayton may have hurt his ankle running up the first-base line.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great bunt by Clayton

Orel said...

All class, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK, Clayton is now limping

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - white castle?

Fred's Brim said...

this ump loves Savery

Orel said...

Dee took one for the team! Two on, one out.

Fred's Brim said...

seriously, what is wrong with Polanco's head? If this was the 'roid era, I wouldn't even ask

Spank Cartwright said...

Booooo! Charge the mound,DEE!

killKillKILL

Fred's Brim said...

youch - sounded like it hurt

Orel said...

Second period starts at Staples.

Fred's Brim said...

thank god for the arm guard

Fred's Brim said...

Davey laughing at Dee

Spank Cartwright said...

It looks like Polanco has a case of the Rocky Dennis's.

Fred's Brim said...

I think there was a $5 bill clipped to the scorecard that Charlie Manuel handed the ump

Spank Cartwright said...

Am I the only one who can't wait for the release of the Octomom porno flick?

Orel said...

The Kings are good but man the Devils are sure missing some gimmes. Or at least the hockey equivalent of gimmes.

Fred's Brim said...

Did Collins call us the Padres?

MR.F said...

Come on Andre!
Wotcher, y'all.

Spank Cartwright said...

Phucking Bastard.

Fred's Brim said...

Damn - bad at-bat from Elian

Orel said...

Quick for President!

Fred's Brim said...

When was the last time we got the benefit of a check swing appeal?

Steve Sax said...

Is Kershaw injured? Tweets are scaring me...

Orel said...

Wotcherpale, MR.F!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with a worthless popup

Steve Sax said...

fuck, andre. even on espn gamecaast, that foul out looked like weak sauce

Orel said...

KINGS SCORE!

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax looks like he tweaked an ankle, not sure how bad it is

Fred's Brim said...

but he comes back out?

Orel said...

What an amazing goal.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton still in there somehow. Mattingly in the clubhouse and unable to tell him no

Spank Cartwright said...

Kershaw does not look right when he follows through with the pitch. They best keep a close eye on him.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Kennedy, Mayberry with a gift by swinging

Orel said...

Clayton looks okay.

Orel said...

Collins just said Kershaw has never beat the Phillies or Pirates.

Fred's Brim said...

Angels Manager Bobblehead Night?

Fred's Brim said...

karina's buddy with a hard-hit single

Orel said...

Yeah, not sure how that's going to go over at Dodger Stadium.

Orel said...

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE

Fred's Brim said...

big K from K

Fred's Brim said...

shitfuck - don't let Polanco do us again

Orel said...

That was the chippiest, cheap-shottiest single for the Phillies. Bases loaded, two out.

Fred's Brim said...

damndamndamn

Fred's Brim said...

finish this, Clayton

Orel said...

Clayton approaching 100 pitches.

Orel said...

Phew!

Spank Cartwright said...

We need some runs

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