Friday, June 15, 2012

Game 65 Thread: June 15 vs. White Sox, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.65) vs. Chris Sale (8-2, 2.05).

There will be a giant Sale tonight at Dodger Stadium, and I'm not talking about the fully-stocked Camacho's Nachos platter (don't get excited, Juan Uribe!). I'm talking about the 6'6" Chris Sale, who has gone 5-0 in his last five starts, four of which went at least seven innings deep. Not to discount that stretch, but I should note three of those wins were against the Twins, Mariners, and Astros. The White Sox lead the AL Central by 1.5 games over the Tribe.

Luckily, we're throwing Clayton Kershaw, who is 1-2 in his four starts since his CG SHO over the Cardinals May 19. I'm confident the Minotaur can closeout the Sox tonight. In fact, I'll confess I know what the outcome of tonight's game is, but I don't want to giveaway the result.

140 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon SS
Herrera LF
Rivera 1B
Ethier RF
Hairston 2B
Ellis C
Uribe 3B
Gwynn CF
Kershaw P

Orel said...

@truebluela: "Don Mattingly is wearing an air cast on his right elbow, for tennis elbow. He joked he got it from 'giving so many bunt signs.'"

Steve Sax said...

Unfortunately the only one reading the signs is Dee Gordon

MR.F said...

Is wearing an air cast like playing air guitar?

Orel said...

@TheRealMattKemp: "#NewCleatAlert http://instagr.am/p/L6oKoGGzRo/"

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty up in dis bish! Let's do this shit.

Dusty Baker said...

ManRam asks for release by A's, who grant it. He seems to be done.

God I hate that apostrophe.

MR.F said...

I know an internet friend who spells it as As. It's super confusing.

Orel said...

"As the A's' World Turns: Manny Soap Opera Continues"

Dusty Baker said...

It officially has an apostrophe, so I'm just following what the team says it is. But dammit it bugs me. Technically, it's correct because it can be used to ensure a reader understands that it isn't "As" as in "as in".

Dusty Baker said...

Now the A's season is ruined!

MR.F said...

"As the As' World Turns: Manny Soap Opera Continues"

Orel said...

"As the A's's World Turns: Manny Soap Opera Continues"

Dusty Baker said...

"As the Ass' World Turns: Manny Soap Opera Continues"

Dusty Baker said...

It's time for Dodger baseball!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

(pulls up a chair)

Dusty Baker said...

Apparently the A(')s weren't promoting Manny to the bigs and couldn't guarantee that they would, so he wanted to split.

Must mean he wasn't hitting for shit down there. Clearly I haven't researched this. But why else wouldn't they bring him up, if for no other reason to sell tickets?

MR.F said...

Clayton!

Orel said...

shiiiiit

Orel said...

Eight pitches in and we're down 2-0.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, bloody hell.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty was just giving me shit bc we didn't plan to go to the game tonight. Now I'm giving her shit about being there and being immediately deflated after Donkey's HR.

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a nutcracker. I waited all day for this?

#CalmDownItsStillEarly

Dusty Baker said...

Having seen Kershaw for several years, I'm saying he does not look right. His velocity, command, movement, deception, etc. is just not there.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Donkey taketh, Donkey giveth

Orel said...

Herrera RBI makes it 2-1 White Sox.

Orel said...

@Dusty: Just tonight or this season?

Dusty Baker said...

re what Orel? Manny?

Paul said...

I'll be there tomorrow!

Then I have to drive right back!


*cries*

Dusty Baker said...

Or Kershaw?

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Drop a brother a line. We're the Dustettes and I are planning on being there tomorrow, too. Not sure where we're sitting yet.

Hideo Nomo said...

O-Dog? I missed that news.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Eric at TBLA:

"There have been seven players who went by A.J. in major league history. Two are catching at Dodger Stadium tonight"

Paul said...

@Dusty

Will do. Not sure where I'll be sitting either. Getting free tickets from the White Sox, at will call. As Jamie Carroll said "It's a trap!"

Dusty Baker said...

Great little piece Vin just did on Harold Baines.

Dusty Baker said...

Walk this big fat fuck.

MR.F said...

I liked Vin's line, "Alexei Ramirez and Dee Gordon must eat at the same restaurant."

Meanwhile, Vin continues to remind me of the Konerko deal. =/

Dusty Baker said...

Straight up for Jeff Shaw.

Jesus Colorado.

MR.F said...

Sigh, another run =/.

Orel said...

Sorry, Dusty. I meant do you think Kershaw hasn't been right just tonight or all season?

Orel said...

Even Ned Colletti thinks the Konerko trade was a bad one.

Paul said...

I remember screaming at the Tv when Tommy traded Konerko. Well at least we have had power from the 1B position besides that...

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Obviously the beginning of his season was hard to stomach (sorry for that!), but after he got back on his feet, no, I think he's been off all season. He's just not dominant. Maybe hitters are figuring him out at this point in his career? Or, more likely, his foot injury is far more serious than he's letting on.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

46

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Dre. Let's get something started.

With two outs.

Dusty Baker said...

Like I said...

Dusty Baker said...

RBN, Spanky, Neeebs, Karina....where you at?

Dusty Baker said...

Skinny men going at it. It's like watching fly weight boxing.

Spank Mathijsen said...

Staining my white sox,Vinny!

Spank Mathijsen said...

Sorry Dusty. Just checking in to see what's up. Got the whole familia visiting. Gotta run.

Dusty Baker said...

Ok that's a decent excuse Spanky. RBN,you've got no excuse!

Orel said...

Giants leading the Mariners.

Dusty Baker said...

Clay's got nothing tonight. Nothing. 70 pitches now.

Orel said...

Clayton walks Becks. Two on for Dunn.

Dusty Baker said...

Uribe ween deep into that AB. He waited until the second pitch to meekly fly out.

Dusty Baker said...

went

Orel said...

Weak as kittens.

Dusty Baker said...

Pathetic effort. If we can't get a guaranteed win from Kershaw every fifth day we're cooked.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodger fans should just hibernate during Interleague.

Paul said...

Have I mentioned how much I Hate Uribe? It helps distract me from the very average 2012 Clayton Kershaw.

Hideo Nomo said...

Clay's Cy Young year was all due to Rod Barajas.

Paul said...

It looks like a beautiful night weather wise.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

It was a perfect day today and tonight is just as nice.

Except it's imperfect because of the Dodgers' shitassed-ness.

Dusty Baker said...

At least Anaheim is losing 5-0 to the D-bags.

Paul said...

I like Gordon Beckham. He brings up memories of Fresno State beating Georgia in the CWS a few years back.


Which is also helping distract me from dwelling on this light hitting offense.

Paul said...

Never mind. Fuck Beckham.

Orel said...

I've forgotten how bad we are at interleague play.

Hideo Nomo said...

KCAL always runs ads where the Dodgers look like badasses on nights they play like garbage.

Dusty Baker said...

Delino reference from Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Keep repeating: The Angels are losing. The Angels are losing.

Dusty Baker said...

Sons on a 4-game losing streak at the Yard? No way.

Paul said...

Sit down Soupy Sales.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop snorting bath salts.

Dusty Baker said...

Robin Ventura had 18 grand slams. What four players had more?

I say Lou Gehrig, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and...

Paul said...

Urine ate that swing Vinny.

Dusty Baker said...

Just looked up the answer. I was right on those three.

Was a bit surprised by the fourth, but not all that surprised.

Paul said...

I'll take it.

Paul said...

Ted Williams? No Alex Cora.

Dusty Baker said...

It is not Urine.

Dusty Baker said...

Resurrect our offense, DeJesus!

Paul said...

Little base hit Of Jesus.

Dusty Baker said...

DeJesus saves!

Paul said...

Fuckin stop eating and start running Urine.

Orel said...

Knew we had to fit a failed bunt in there somehow.

Dusty Baker said...

Give Sales a chance to eat.

Paul said...

Serioulsy I was going to type I smell a bunt of disastrous
Porportions .

Dusty Baker said...

4-0 Gnats now.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

You just just develop a macro for that so you won't have to type it every night.

Paul said...

Next off day puzzle; how many Chris Sales can you fit in a broxton uniform.

Dusty Baker said...

2-1. that passes for working a count with us.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

Tied

Paul said...

I really like that No: 37!

Orel said...

So this is pretty unbelievable.

Dusty Baker said...

Parker Lewis can't lose, and neither can Kershaw tonight.

He could actually win.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh hell yes! 6-5 Blue Men!

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!

Orel said...

Wow! The lead!

Orel said...

This inning so far:

BB
single
double
K
single
bunt pop-out
double
single

Paul said...

I wasn't expecting this and that is why I love baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Well, you were expecting a diabolically useless bunt.

Dusty Baker said...

hateHateHATE that Chevy commercial. Fuck you Chevy I hope you go out of business.

Dusty Baker said...

Eddie Murray was the fourth grand slammer.

Paul said...

@Dusty

I also expect Stubbs to be drunk now. Somethings are certain.

Dusty Baker said...

I expected me to be drunk by now, too. I was wrong.

Paul said...

Was that Belly or that Lando's security dude on Cloud City.

Orel said...

Dusty, I thought you were at the game? Why are you getting commercials?

Dusty Baker said...

It's pitch dark - why the glasses, Belli?

Orel said...

Black Lobot?

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

No I'm here on the sofa.

Going tomorrow night.

Paul said...

Okay maybe Belly was more of a Geordi La Forge but I am not a star trek guy.

Orel said...

Little Geico here would be great.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Hipster Bellisario?!?

Paul said...

@Orel

TMI

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, England!

Sorry, still pumped.

Paul said...

Fuck no!

Orel said...

AH FUCK

Dusty Baker said...

Well jesus colorado. There goes Clay's undeserved win.

Paul said...

Little help Dentist! Re: Belly

Dusty Baker said...

Huge applause for ABrew when he came out on deck.

Dusty Baker said...

Good slide, Dee.

Tie breaker is 90 feet away but w two outs.

Dusty Baker said...

Wild pitch gives up the go ahead run!!!! 7-6

Dusty Baker said...

Where'd everybody go? I feel like I'm back in jr high eating by myself at the corner table.

Orel said...

WTF just happened?

Dusty Baker said...

What a changeup!

Dusty Baker said...

SITDOWN!

Orel said...

Unbelievable. I truly thought we had no chance to win this game.

Paul said...

Make that Party!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Orel and I make party by ourselves!

Dusty Baker said...

AND PAUL! THreesome!

Steve Sax said...

Great comeback win tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Unbelievable, improbable win. In the end, it's a W. No one said it had to be pretty.

Hideo Nomo said...

I want some!

Dusty Baker said...

Four is better than three, Nomo!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*Makes party after everyone else leaves*

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still here drinking all the half empties.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Leave no man behind!

Spank Mathijsen said...

good to see the dodgers won. I'm fucking burned out like a motherfucker.

Steve Sax said...

PGT finally up. Sorry about that, I hit some traffic.