Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Game 56 Thread: June 5 @ Phillies, 4p

Bills busts his bat during his last start.

Chad Billingsley (2-4, 4.09) vs. Cliff Lee (0-2, 3.00).

If you needed further evidence that the win stat has limited use, consider this: Clayton Kershaw is "only" 4-3. And Cliff Lee has zero wins in eight starts this season. Yet, he's still Cliff Lee (1.02 WHIP). Which means I'm sure glad we won last night's game.

If you're tiring of Chad Billingsley's bad-bad-good inconsistency, you're not alone. After each subpar Billingsley start, Twitterbutt (i.e., Twitter scuttlebutt) has the Dodgers exploring trade possibilities for him.

And if you see the Dodgers winning tonight, you're an optimist. Accuscore gives us a 33% chance.

137 comments:

Cliff Beefpile said...

Get well soon, Tommy! I want someone to punch the Phillie Phanatic today in his honor.

Fred's Brim said...

I missed the Tommy news. I hope he's OK! I assume heart-related events for him are like those of Chris Farley in the Superfans sketches on SNL

DDGRDUG said...

Win for Tommy!!!

Orel said...

@dylanohernandez: "Javy Guerra had knee surgery this morning."

"Juan Uribe will play for Class-A Rancho on Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

Eugenio's Streak said...

No Bobby or AJ tonight as per yahoo

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What?

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Wait what? Im still in the contest?

Eugenio's Streak said...

Gordon ss
Herrera 3b
Rivera 1b
Ethier rf
Castellanos lf
Hairston 2b
Treanor c
Gwynn cf
Billingsley p

Eugenio's Streak said...

Am I the only one watching the game on my mobile device at work?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre saves Chad's bacon in the first, draws a walk from Lee in the 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry Jr with a single, 1st and 2nd, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

hmm ump gives Lee two tough pitches after going 3-0 to MattyT

Fred's Brim said...

and Treanor Ks on a change, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Tony flies out to center to end the inning

Orel said...

Bills gives up first-inning run: check

Dodgers waste early scoring opportunity: check

Orel said...

Bills Ks Polanco!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Polanco never strikes out

Orel said...

Galvis GO

Orel said...

1-2-3 second inning for Chad.

Fred's Brim said...

I bet all of Polanco's shirts have really stretched out collars

Fred's Brim said...

Why do umps get vacations?

Fred's Brim said...

and nice inning, Bills
you deserve credit when you do well instead of just taking criticism

Orel said...

Help thyself here, Chad.

Orel said...

Backwards K for Chad on three pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad takes three pitches at least

Orel said...

Dee still showing bunt. Even after that triple last night.

Orel said...

Another backwards K for Lee.

Orel said...

Could be a long night.

Fred's Brim said...

well meek

Orel said...

I forgot Juan Pierre was on the Phillies! Not exactly shocked to see him ground out weakly.

Orel said...

Nice gun by Castellanos to hold Pence to a single!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Alexis holds Pence to a single

Fred's Brim said...

will Chad give up three more hits and a walk?

Orel said...

Nice D by Dee to get Ruiz (I will not call him Chooch).

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, Dee
nice work, Chad

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera flies out to left

Fred's Brim said...

I was hoping to see Venus pass in front of the sun tonight but it's super cloudy again today

Fred's Brim said...

Dre goes down to a high pitch

Orel said...

Lee mowing through the Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

and Alexis strikes out looking

Fred's Brim said...

good hustle, Chad

Fred's Brim said...

Wiggington makes up for his bad luck in the first with some good luck on a grounder that Elian can't handle

Orel said...

Not great D for us this inning. First Herrera has one go off his mitt, now Rivera misses the DP by muffing the ball transfer.

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera bobbles the ball thinking about two, but recovers to get the out at third

Orel said...

Ken Gurnick: "Dodgers Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for the past week, manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday."

Fred's Brim said...

Wiggington left at second
Nice job, Chad

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - Collins or Lyons made it seem like it's been longer than a week, but they also said it was hard getting info out of Donnie and Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

ump favoring Lee

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw man, not the fascist plant disease again.

Fred's Brim said...

ump still favoring Lee

Fred's Brim said...

a hit!

Orel said...

At least we got Bills out of the way.

Fred's Brim said...

and Chad clears himself

MR.F said...

That punk J-Mart just GS'ed.

Fred's Brim said...

Collins loves reading stats from the media guide

Fred's Brim said...

Lyons just said that Pierre is a patient hitter

Fred's Brim said...

Well we got the out at 2nd
Chad looking more decisive on defense tonight than he has in other games

Orel said...

Now maybe Martin's BA will go above .200!

Fred's Brim said...

throw hits a stealing Pierre but stays close

Orel said...

I can't believe Juan Pierre fell into a $44 million contract with us.

Fred's Brim said...

Tony finishes the inning
Nice work, Chad

MR.F said...

Don't trigger PTSD flashbacks, Orel.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dammit! Kershaw and Guerra too?!

Fred's Brim said...

the ump loves those low curveballs

Fred's Brim said...

goddammit ump, Lee doesn't need the help

Orel said...

Lee with 9 Ks.

Orel said...

Who needs post-traumatic stress when you have present-traumatic stress?

Fred's Brim said...

Juan Rivera swings at everything

Fred's Brim said...

and is very slow

Orel said...

Why would we trade for John Lannan?

Fred's Brim said...

Who is John Lannan?

MR.F said...

INdeed.

Fred's Brim said...

Ahh Philadelphia - the city whose most famous sports hero is a fictional movie character

Fred's Brim said...

Somewhere, Dusty is seething

Orel said...

Just another day for Dusty!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Still can't bear to look at Shane Victorino's face. Does he molest young children? Likely not, but can you really be sure?

Fred's Brim said...

A lot of things are overrated, but MLB Trade Rumors is not one of them

Orel said...

Bills has been a monster on defense tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliff - I think he was the inspiration for the movie Doubt

Orel said...

Figures the day Bills holds the Phillies to one run over six is the day we face Cliff Lee.

Fred's Brim said...

wow - great play, Chad!

Fred's Brim said...

ok fellas, let's tie this up

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Dre had a shot at that pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Matty looks sleepy

so do our bats

MR.F said...

Matty probably wants a shot at Cliff. I wish he had one.

Orel said...

Ha ha, the ump with the casual delayed out call on Galvis!

Fred's Brim said...

holy hell! Chad with another great play

Fred's Brim said...

somebody lit a fire under Chad's defensive effort

Fred's Brim said...

heh that was a funny swing

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Chad!

Orel said...

Treanor opens up the eighth with a double!

MR.F said...

Mr. May doubles!!!

Orel said...

Here's an idea, Tony: SWING!

Fred's Brim said...

balls - tv and gameday are not working for me

Orel said...

How slow is Matt Treanor? Slow enough to get throw out at third on a bunt.

Orel said...

One out, Gwynn on first.

MR.F said...

Fielder's choice? Really?

Orel said...

FUCK! Pence nails Gwynn at third on the Abreu single!

MR.F said...

Abreu pinch-hitting for Billz.

MR.F said...

Ugh. That helps nobody.

Orel said...

It was a perfect throw.

Orel said...

Three hits, no runs. This is Dodger baseball.

MR.F said...

I'm only watching the gamecast. Lee is looking vulnerable.

Orel said...

Lee at 117 pitches.

Orel said...

Herrera staying alive....

Orel said...

HERRERA!

Orel said...

How perfect was it that Pierre couldn't make the catch? 2-1 Dodgers!

Fred's Brim said...

ELIAN!

Orel said...

Pierre just earned some of his Dodgers paycheck with that play.

MR.F said...

WE'RE LEADING

Orel said...

And MR.F called it!

Orel said...

And Cliff Lee is denied his first win of the year.

Wicks said...

HERRERA IS A GOD SEND...

Fred's Brim said...

Can Elian pitch the bottom of the eighth?

MR.F said...

Oh, it didn't require a particular astute observation. I just saw we were getting hits in that inning, when before we weren't.

Orel said...

So, Juan Pierre game-typing HR?

Orel said...

You wouldn't have had that feeling watching the game, MR.F.

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Josh

Steve Sax said...

My Gameday says it's still 1-0 Phils, T7. I'm looking forward to watching this play out.

MR.F said...

And Lindblom gets 3 flyouts.

Orel said...

You are in for some fun, Sax.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax Gameday and TV is wonky right now. I switched to yahoo box score mode

Fred's Brim said...

We are in a hurry to get to Jansen

Steve Sax said...

So, according to the contest rules, I have the following lineup (please check my work):

1 DDGRDUG
2 Mr. LA Sports Czar
3 DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy
4 AlexMarkie
5 eddie.hyatt
6 karina
7 Patrick G. Rockenbach
8 Pete&Eric
9 rbnlaw


Which means through eight innings, Elian Herrera has the last hit. Entering the ninth inning, Mr. LA SC would be the winner! (If my math is right.)

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 6:38p: some fun., as in "We Are Young"?

Orel said...

TONIGGGGGGGGGGHT

Orel said...

Jansen gets Victorino! One down!

Orel said...

Wigginsingle.

Fred's Brim said...

yuck - Yahoo has Fontenot in his Giants hat and Timmah hair

Orel said...

Jansen Ks Fontenot!

Fred's Brim said...

Please no Garvin

MR.F said...

Fontenot K's.

Orel said...

WMP!

MR.F said...

K FOR GALVIS! DODGERS WIN! THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, TOMMY!

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP Great win! Great day by Chadley!

MR.F said...

For sure. Great win for Chadly.

Orel said...

PGTUP!