Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Game 57 Thread: June 6 @ Phils, 4p

Chris Capuano (7-2, 2.50) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-4. 4.02).

After losing six of our last seven, I had prepared myself for a total meltdown in Philadelphia. The fact that we will leave Philly not having lost this series, and enter a weekend series with Seattle still in first place, is a pleasant surprise. Elian Herrera has been a wonderful surprise in these first two games. Dee Gordon's run-scoring triple Monday was also a great surprise. Juan Pierre's botched catch at the wall yesterday was not a surprise, but was awesome. Basically, two games into this four-game series, I'm shaking my head, but smiling at the same time.

And that brings us to Capuano, whose last outing was disastrous. In Kendrick, we face a pitcher whom mlb.com says "has not surrendered more than two runs in any of his starts," though the baseball-reference.com gamelogs say a different story. In fact, that 3.0 IP, 11 H, 7 ER outing @ Arizona on April 23 sure stands out as a surprise. Maybe tonight will be pleasant, as well.

Oh yeah, and GO KINGS!!!

100 comments:

MR.F said...

Hi everyone.

Orel said...

Wotchepalehowdy!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, y'all!

The wheel of employment fortune seems like it's done grinding me into the ground this week, so I'll be back at it.

Steve Sax said...

Give me a "Y", Stubbs

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Sax

_ _ _ _ Y _ _

Buy a vowel?

Franklin Stubbs said...

(I tease because I love)

MR.F said...

The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills, Franklin.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@MR. F

Worse at bringing storylines to resolution: George R. R. Martin or Robert Jordan?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I would definitely watch Wheel of Fortune if they used an actual Rota Fortunae.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I misquoted.

karina said...

GO KINGS!

rbnlaw said...

Finally! A puzzle I can solve.

Answer sent.

rbnlaw said...

RIP Ray Bradbury, or as they said on Mars;
"Fuuuuuuuuuuck."

karina said...

Hey Stubbs, you have seemed to forget there are ladies around

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Franklin Stubbs said...

@Karina

I should be more polite, you're right. Getting out from underneath the thumb of The Man makes me a little twitchy.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm glad Ray got in a few years to laugh his ass off at those Camel ads that were biting his style.

MR.F said...

I dunno Franklin. I'm not done with WoT. I'm only on Book 6, actually. GRRM does have the advantage of being alive, though.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That works for me, Capster.

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Franklin Stubbs said...

@MR. F

Indeed. However, I got fed up with him while he was still alive, so I'm counting it. I bailed after Winter's Heart.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Only getting seeing 10 pitches an inning is a bad plan.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gahd, I AM twitchy. getting or seeing. Either one will do.

MR.F said...

I actually heard that Sanderson's books are pretty good. I dunno. I haven't gotten to the bad part yet, so iono.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Victorino, refer to me at 3:58pm.

Orel said...

Dammit. Solo Victornio homer makes it 1-0 Phillies.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Kennedy leading off. We got this.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I make fun of him, he doesn't get out...

I can live with that arrangement.

Franklin Stubbs said...

See?!

Steve Sax said...

What was the injury delay?

Franklin Stubbs said...

1st and 2nd, still none out. Two runs already in.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Sax

I'm gameday-ing, as well. Must not have been too serious.

Franklin Stubbs said...

'Dre time!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn!

Orel said...

Ethier fly ball not deep enough to score a run?

Franklin Stubbs said...

C'mon Ajellis!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sheet.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not that I'm going to throw the 2 runs back.

Orel said...

Ah, dammit. AWO.

Orel said...

Werewolves of London.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 LA through 4

Steve Sax said...

Shit. Tie game.

karina said...

booooooooooooooooooooo

Steve Sax said...

2-2 B5 none out

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 5:02p: what is AWO?

Steve Sax said...

Criminy, Cap, calm down

Orel said...

@Sax:
Another
Wasted
Opportunity

Steve Sax said...

@Orel:
Shit
Fuck
Damn

Steve Sax said...

Cap having trouble putting away the pitcher here

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick sacs a RISP

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn it Cap, you had him and let him get away

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh balls.

Can't I leave y'all unsupervised for an inning or two?

Orel said...

Two-run HR by Rollins makes it 4-2 Phillies.

Scoreless at Staples after one period.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fuck. Kennedy Ks.

Franklin Stubbs said...

All up to Hairston, now.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gift run!

Franklin Stubbs said...

YES! Deeeeeeeeeeee!

Steve Sax said...

Deeeeeeeee

karina said...

I suspect almost everyone is watching the Kings game

Steve Sax said...

Stop fucking bunting Dee

Franklin Stubbs said...

One more run would be swell

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rancho Loneyiendo

Franklin Stubbs said...

Another freebie?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Very well. Bring on bottom 9

Orel said...

6-4 Dodgers heading into the bottom of the ninth. Jansen in for a third straight save?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shit. 0-1 NJ.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Devils score.

Orel said...

Kings tie it! That was fast!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ruiz.

Go. Away.

Franklin Stubbs said...

W00T!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Crap. let's buckle down and finish these yahoos.

Franklin Stubbs said...

KJ might be a be a bit gassed

Franklin Stubbs said...

Whew!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Forget Ruiz.

The batter is the runner who matters

Franklin Stubbs said...

Crap, crap, crap

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Thome K. Uno mas.

Orel said...

You know what? After eleven pitches, I'm glad Ruiz got hit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, I hate that guy.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Saw that coming. Don't fuck this up.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Uh, yeah.

He's completely gassed.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*clenches*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Thank god!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Meanwhile, the Devils net another.

Steve Sax said...

Woooooooot!

Orel said...

Dodgers win! Yeah!

Devils score! Shit!

Steve Sax said...

Wow.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Game 5 has not been the Kings strong suit in the postseason.

NicJ said...

Game 4, perfect in game fives.

Fred's Brim said...

Woop! Go Blue!

Franklin Stubbs said...

^er, game 4, that is.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Stoopid fat fingers.

Orel said...

Three straight one-run wins against the Phillies. Is this real life?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Alright. Regroup and bring it home next game.

Dusty Baker said...

Con of a sunt.

KingsFail

Booooooooooo!

karina said...

@Orel it is! not only that, we could get better than that, too :)

Orel said...

Indeed Karina. According to @truebluela, "The Dodgers have never swept a 4-game series in Philadelphia. Ever."

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, I'm not expecting this to be the year, either.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Multi-PGT up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

100, fer chrissake!