Friday, June 08, 2012

Game 59 Thread: June 8 @ Mariners, 7p

Nathan Eovaldi (0-2, 2.84) vs. Kevin Millwood (3-5, 3.90).

Two starts. Two losses. Nate Eovaldi's short track record hasn't been great this year, despite going 7.0 IP in his first start and 5.2 in his second, each time yielding just two earned runs. But this time, Eovaldi comes in with the momentum of a four-game win streak freight train behind him, against a starter who hasn't lasted more than five innings in his last two starts.

But that's not all Eovaldi will have working for him tonight, however. This is the first time this 2012 season that the Dodgers will have a special 26th man in attendance: Jason. We Sons met Jason (sans machete) last year and let me tell you, this guy's an uber-fan. As some have said, "He's like a great white shark. You can't really defeat him. All you can hope for is to survive." And it will be a Sweet Day indeed if the Dodgers can take their battle quest to Seattle, and put the Mariners through a crash course on how to play like a division leader. (I can't figure out how to work in ghost mansion or ninja castle so I'll stop right there. Sorry about that.)

[Paul, we'll catch you too on a GT one of these days...]

121 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Bring this one home for us, Jason!

Dusty Baker said...

Also, can you pick up some beer on the way home?

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Nate! Keep throwing strikes!

Fred's Brim said...

Yankees are teeing off on Johan Santana. Cano hit one already and then he, Swisha and Tubby Jones just went back to back to back in the third

Fred's Brim said...

stupid stadium

Dusty Baker said...

Glad to have Cano on my fantasy team.

Orel said...

Nats beating the Red Sox 6-2 in the 6th. Strasburg and Harper killing 'em.

Jason said...

In the bar next to the stadium warming up. I need entrance music. Suggestions?

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Jason, I'd go with the theme song from "Shaft".

Cliff Beefpile said...

One of the few bad things about the Kings recent success would have to be Bill Plaschke's incompetent ass trying to write about hockey. And I thought he sucked writing about the Dodgers.

MR.F said...

Will Vin be announcing?

Steve Sax said...

@CB: Plaschke is about ready to jump on the London Olympics bandwagon, too

Steve Sax said...

Jason can't get the Dodgers to score in the first

karina said...

epale my favorite fiesta de bomberos!

karina said...

suicide squeeze to end Reds-Tigers so I can watch Dodgers-Mariners on tv!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm back home and liquored up, Vinny!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy shit, Dusty just served a beat-down to my fantasy team.

Steve Sax said...

Jason, stand up and wave. There's so few people there, I think I'd see you on tv.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Nate

Jason said...

@Sax- to be for, I was still in the beer line when the Dodgers were up to bat in the first.

Decent Dodger fan turnout tonight. Solid 15 - 20% of an admittedly sparse crowd.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Eovaldi dodges out of trouble

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hint: take a fucking pitch every so often.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 3.5

Steve Sax said...

Why is Vin not calling this game?

Steve Sax said...

Two-out hit for the Ms

Steve Sax said...

Jason, if you scream really loud we will probably hear you

Steve Sax said...

If you streak we will probably know about it

Orel said...

So let me get this straight: Kevin Millwood is no-hitting us.

Steve Sax said...

Nate K to end the fourth. 0-0.

Steve Sax said...

Kevin is NO-HITTING US?

Orel said...

Looks like we're going to miss Felix Hernandez. Damn.

Steve Sax said...

There goes the perfect game!

Steve Sax said...

Geez Abreu, how about some effort running that GIDP out? Weak

Orel said...

Abreu DP. NO-HITTER still intact.

Steve Sax said...

Hairston HR right here, I am calling it

Steve Sax said...

Or not

Steve Sax said...

I fucking hate that Chevy EEEEEEco Cruze ad

Steve Sax said...

That was a sweet play Dee

Or should I say, it was a sw-ehhhhhhhh-t play Dehhhhhhhh

Steve Sax said...

Lyons says Gwynn shouldn't be playing so deep on ichiro

At least Gwynn keeps his pants on, Psycho

Neeebs * said...

Crazy Train.

Steve Sax said...

Two out two on for the Ms in the fifth

Steve Sax said...

Gordon well positioned for out 3

Orel said...

Millwood taking his NO-HEETER into the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

The Samsung Galaxy Note looks like it would be a great iPhone for Andre the Giant

Neeebs * said...

I call three Dodger hits in sixth inning.

Steve Sax said...

Loney with just enough power to loft one to the center fielder

Steve Sax said...

Still a NO HITTER

Steve Sax said...

AJ strikes out to keep the NO-HITTER intact

Two out in the sixth

Neeebs * said...

Or maybe not.

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn 1-1 count

Spank Cartwright said...

crappy crap crap

Jason said...

Stadium's filled in a bit and the late comers are all Dodger fans, stereotypes be damned.

I'm suffering from the curse of Dusty: no Red Hook roving beer guy behind home plate, yet.

Neeebs * said...

Eovaldi gets no support.

Steve Sax said...

We are getting pwned by Dillwood here

Gwynn Ks to end the sixth

Orel said...

NO-HITTER continues.

Jason said...

Oh, and no hitter. Blah, blah, blah... Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

Carmax's "Start here" logo an ad campaign sucks donkey balls. How stupid is a fucking moving white line. What a waste of money.

Steve Sax said...

Tex 3, Sf 0 T6

Steve Sax said...

DP here would be sweet

Steve Sax said...

Nice k on Smoakster there, Nate!

Steve Sax said...

No Smoaking!

Jason said...

Top of the 7th prediction:

K
2B
1B - RBI
GIDP

Orel said...

Eovaldi is throwing a FIVE-HITTER.

Orel said...

Millwood pulled after 68 no-hit pitches?

Jason said...

Donnie does not like this injury substitution.

Jason said...

Warm up pitches are ALL over the place.

Orel said...

IN PLAY, NO OUT!

Orel said...

Error! NO-HITTER is still alive!

Orel said...

C'mon Rivera, end this farce.

MR.F said...

Why was Millwood pulled out?

Jason said...

RBIMachine: my ass

Jason said...

TGJr playing way towards left all inning.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit.

Jason said...

Shit, indeed.

Orel said...

Dammit. Mariners lead 1-0.

Orel said...

Strained groin for Millwood.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Rangers are beating SF 4-0.

Orel said...

Is a strained groin like strained peas?

Orel said...

Bobby works the walk!

Orel said...

C'mon, JHJ!

Orel said...

Jerry works the walk!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Alright! 2 on, nobody out--let's do this, Dodgers!

Cliff Beefpile said...

"How ya like me now?" You still tasted like watered down piss, Miller Lite.

Orel said...

Someone named Lucas Luetge is coming in to pitch.

Orel said...

Hope he doesn't pull his Luetge.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Loney actually gets the bunt down. Phew! Lots of blue in those stands!

Orel said...

Loney bunts 'em over. Guess we should be glad he didn't BIDP.

Orel said...

Brandon League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in.

Cliff Beefpile said...

F you, Figgins! Stupid ex-Angels.

Orel said...

A.J. can't sac.

MR.F said...

Come on A.J.!

MR.F said...

Come on Tony!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit.

Orel said...

What a waste of two leadoff walks. We deserve to lose this game.

MR.F said...

ARGH

Franklin Stubbs said...

Good thing I'm already drunk, or this would piss me off,

Cliff Beefpile said...

I want nothing more than to know that my friends in Seattle are crying into their fleece tonight. Come on, Dodgers!

Paul said...

What is going on?

MR.F said...

So it all comes down to this....

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was an awfully high strike, ump.

Paul said...

No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter

Paul said...

What???

Orel said...

Two outs until infamy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ooof. That was close.

Paul said...

No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter No hitter no hitter

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, dozens of fans can say they saw a patch-work no-hitter.

Paul said...

*curls into fetal position*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Whiskey.
Tango.
Foxtrot.

Orel said...

Paul, go up there and clean up this shit!

Paul said...

Catcher is the only one that really cares.

Orel said...

Well that was humiliating.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I blame Jason.

Steve Sax said...

Wow. Didn't expect that.

Paul said...

Yes sir!

Operation: " clean up this shit and get drunk" starts tomorrow.

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Paul said...

This road trip has had some peaks and valleys already.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't get it.

Seattle, you're on fucking notice anyway.

Cliff Beefpile said...

We will not take this sitting down, Seattle! Well, we will...but we're gonna be really drunk and really mean in our comments while we do it! Bitches.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Heh. Furbush.

Jason said...

Boooooooze! ('cause that's what I have left)

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.