Sunday, June 17, 2012

Game 67 Thread: June 17 vs. White Sox, 1p

Chris Capuano (8-2, 2.87) vs. Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.98).

Happy Father's Day! The White Sox bullpen was the Dodgers' daddy last night, holding them scoreless after Philip Humber coughed up four runs. The Dodgers are 4-4 in interleague play so far this year; if they're going to stay above .500, they're going to have to find some pop against rookie Jose Quintana.

For today's game, kids of Dodger players will throw the ceremonial first pitch to their dads, and the first 20,000 fans at Dodger Stadium will receive a sports bag. After the game is the Dodgers' annual Father's Day Catch, which we highly recommend. There's nothing like the pater of little feet on the outfield grass.

Oh, and you know how players wear pink on Mother's Day? Today the Dodgers will be wearing blue.

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Hideo Nomo said...

“@Dodgers: Several Dodger dads, including Ethier, A.J. Ellis, Guerrier, Mark Ellis, Kennedy, Wright & Herrera, will catch a 1st pitch from their kids.”

Hideo Nomo said...

It was originally going to be Garvey catching the first pitch, but they didn't have enough baseballs.

Orel said...

Heyo!

Dusty Baker said...

Rubber match in the Chicago Dog vs Dodger Dog

Orel said...

The loser: your colon.

Orel said...

ATTN: Karina. @dodgerscribe: "Finally made it over to say hi to Robin Ventura this morning. Of all the people I have been fortunate to meet in this game, he's 1 of top 10"

Orel said...

Tomorrow's another off-day? Glad the boys are getting some rest, but how will I distract myself at work?

Hideo Nomo said...

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

karina said...

epale everyone!

@Orel maybe he's beautiful inside and that's why i always thought he is handsome :)

Orel said...

You're a fine judge of inner beauty.

Orel said...

You know how to mambo?!

Orel said...

Today is the rubber match, but for Juan Uribe it's the blubber match.

Fred's Brim said...

On the couch, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Let's win this. I don't want to deal with another day off after a frustrating loss

Orel said...

Have you noticed Vin has cut back on the ooohing and aaahing over little kids in the stands?

Orel said...

A K to start the game!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, that's quite a lineup the Sox have going today

Orel said...

But not AK.

Fred's Brim said...

2-2.5 pitches behind Orel today

Orel said...

I know. Who is Dayan Viciedo?

Orel said...

Want me to refrain from spoilers?

Fred's Brim said...

no it's ok, i'll make sure not to refresh or post until i know an outcome

Fred's Brim said...

but thank you

Fred's Brim said...

the last 10 feet of the baseline to second is dry, the rest of the infield is wet

Orel said...

Spoiler: we will win this game.

Orel said...

Siddunn!

Fred's Brim said...

Dunn waiting on something slower

Fred's Brim said...

hehe I am ok with that kind of spoiler

karina said...

i will watch the game on tv after the Tigers-Rockies is finished :(

Orel said...

The good ol' 8-5-4 to end the inning!

karina said...

@Orel 1:16 pm thumbs up!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Diane

Orel said...

I learned it from you, Karina!

Orel said...

Oh good, Dee Gordon's back to bunting.

Orel said...

Kevin Kennedy made the point the other day that showing bunt, as Herrera just did, can draw the corner infielders in. Good point, but it still bugs me.

Orel said...

Herrera single!

Orel said...

Annnnnd Rivera hits into the inning-ending DP. This is Dodger baseball.

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

cripes - this game already feels like one where we never have a clean inning

Fred's Brim said...

woah interference?

Fred's Brim said...

well that's two lucky endings to innings

Steve Sax said...

Nice battle by Cap to retire Flowers for out 2

Fred's Brim said...

looked like ball four too

Fred's Brim said...

Dre didn't look like he had a chance

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, you wieners

Fred's Brim said...

that was fun

Fred's Brim said...

finish this, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

ferchrissakes, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

nice, Cap

Let's have a 1-2-3 inning next time, whaddayasay?

Fred's Brim said...

please take some pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Vin: "Hello Kitty night, back by popular demand...."

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Chris, how about an easy inning?

Steve Sax said...

So here's that pitching duel we've expected all weekend...

karina said...

awesome game, but i hope the Dodgers start scoring some runs

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 4

Mariners tied it up at 1 vs SF

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 1:32p: yeah, but the annoying thing about Dee's bunting (besides the fact that it rarely works for a hit) is that he always ends up bunting anyway. Kennedy's point was to show bunt and then swing. I don't think I've seen Dee do that yet.

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for Cap in the fifth. Still scoreless.

Steve Sax said...

Urine double with two out but Gwynn strands him. Sigh.

Fred's Brim said...

How is it better to have Herrera in left and Hairston at second? Seems like it should be the other way around

Fred's Brim said...

Big K of Dunn

Finish this, Chris!

Fred's Brim said...

goddammit

Fred's Brim said...

stupid error

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with another great catch to end the inning

Fred's Brim said...

with the way we hit, we cannot afford to play bad defense

karina said...

ok, that was a BEAUTIFUL bunt, admit it

karina said...

on tv, they are remembering the 1959 World Series :)

Fred's Brim said...

shorten that swing, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

Dee-flected off the pitcher's glove!

Fred's Brim said...

make up for the error, Elian!

Steve Sax said...

We'll take it, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

take it easy, E

Fred's Brim said...

SAFE!

Steve Sax said...

Hooray Herrera

karina said...

that's what i'm talking about!

Fred's Brim said...

never should have made it but i'll take it!

Fred's Brim said...

oh no

karina said...

oh man :(

Fred's Brim said...

terrible call

Dusty Baker said...

What the FUCK???

Fred's Brim said...

i don't understand

Fred's Brim said...

what happened with Dee?

Fred's Brim said...

that was an awful call on the tag up

did Dee just wander off the base thinking there were three outs?

Fred's Brim said...

oh - it was three outs after the appeal

Steve Sax said...

My GameDay is stalled here

Dusty Baker said...

To the earlier comment re Vin oohing and ahhhing over young kids: you're totally right. Very few times it happens any more. Thankfully.

Steve Sax said...

Treanor out at third? Someone explain what the hell happened there, I'm tethered to gameday

Dusty Baker said...

That was an absolutely terrible call. Treanor was clearly on the bag when the ball was caught. Even if it was close, you still don't take a eun off the board like that.

Plus, replay CLEARLY shows the third base ump wasn't even watching Treanor at third.

karina said...

@Sax he left the base before the outfielder could throw the ball, automatic out

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax they appealed the Treanor tag up and won (incorrectly called)

Now Mattingly is getting his money's worth

Steve Sax said...

Wait, the run didn't score? Wtf?

Orel said...

Treanor called out for leaving third base early. Call complicated by timeout being awarded at the same time as the appeal. Replays show it was an incorrect call.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax - shithole third base ump upheld WhiSox appeal thT Treanor had left the bag before the OF caught the fly.

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty - I bet he saw that it was Treanor, a catcher, and assumed there was no way he could have tagged up and scored on a fly ball that short and figured he had to have cheated on the tag

Hideo Nomo said...

Such unbelievable horseshit.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Except that he didn't.

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn it

Start throwing at the umps

Fred's Brim said...

it's amazing Wallach sent him

Hideo Nomo said...

Mattingly shows Tommy-level fire. Love it.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks for the explanation guys. I'm stuck in an airport due to a "medical emergency" that incapacitated my inbound flight. So now I'm delayed.

Thank the gods for this wine bar I found

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

And in fact he couldn't have made it home safely if the catcher hadn't dropped the ball!

karina said...

@Dusty he didn't, that's true, i'm just saying what the ump said :&

Steve Sax said...

Umps providing some makeup calls there

Fred's Brim said...

there are some fired up fans behind home plate

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Chris
no let's get some goddamn runs before Dusty starts kicking dogs

Hideo Nomo said...

Destroy them now. DO NOT LET THIS STAND.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to have a medical emergency if we don't start getting more offense and less shitty umpiring.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ha. The coffee shop in that "I'm the second owner" Audi commercial is named Blue Harvest.

Dusty Baker said...

I think the umps know they blew it and that's why they let Donnie chew on them like they did. Normally they would have run him halfway through that harangue.

Steve Sax said...

AJ has got to pull one of those call-for-high-fastball/move-glove-at-last-second deals

Steve Sax said...

1-"0" through 7

Steve Sax said...

"medical emergency" my ass, by the way

Steve Sax said...

It's not like that flesh-eating zombie incident would have happened in business class anyway, so I don't care. Fly the damn plane

Dusty Baker said...

My ass did just have a medical emergency. I'm clear now, though.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, this is pretty potent wine here.

Dusty Baker said...

Now ump is squeezing the shit out of Cap.

Steve Sax said...

I probably should have eaten a proper lunch first

Dusty Baker said...

WOW. what a catch, Dre.

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit, DRE!!!!

karina said...

whoa Dre! (don't get hurt)

Dusty Baker said...

Dre with three huge catches today.

And three poor ABs.

Steve Sax said...

(belches)

Steve Sax said...

Of course Dre is going to play all out. He's in a contract year.

Steve Sax said...

Wait a second.

Steve Sax said...

Urine up

Steve Sax said...

I am not hopeful here

Steve Sax said...

Hello?

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn, if we lose this game, I am going to I don't know what

Steve Sax said...

1-"0" CWS through 8

Fred's Brim said...

Great game, Cap. You don't deserve this loss

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, Belli

Steve Sax said...

Two out in T9

Steve Sax said...

Here we go dodgers, make this happen!

Fred's Brim said...

good recovery, Belli

Steve Sax said...

I'm finally boarding, so I may not see this outcome.

I may not WANT to see this outcome, too.

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby gets us started

Steve Sax said...

Wow, GameDay says that Abreu single was way high, out of the zone

Fred's Brim said...

Safe travels, Saxy!

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, it was

Steve Sax said...

Queued on the jetway now

Fred's Brim said...

Does Dee know how to bunt?

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon, useless AB

Fred's Brim said...

it doesn't appear so

Fred's Brim said...

that was absolutely terrible

Fred's Brim said...

Elizabeth Reed sure throws hard

Fred's Brim said...

Elian squirts it through, 1st and 3rd, one out

NOW GET HIM THE FUCK HOME!

Steve Sax said...

Someone please tell Bobby not to leave the bag early

karina said...

Comedulce magic! not only he was about to steal second, he could distract the White Sox defense!

karina said...

Comedulce magic! not only he was about to steal second, he could distract the White Sox defense!

karina said...

everyone's safe!

Fred's Brim said...

Sac fly gets Bobby home! Tie game!

Fred's Brim said...

Appeal that shit, dick

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Juan!

Mariners with two on, 1 out, B8

Fred's Brim said...

Intentional walk to Dre

Steve Sax said...

Appeal that dick, shit

Steve Sax said...

We gotta PH Loney here (I kid)

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Let go dodgers!

karina said...

I'll take it

Fred's Brim said...

ok, new ballgame

Steve Sax said...

Dammit!

I gotta shutdown. Karina, FB, dusty, gnomes, Orel, and anyone I've missed: I leave this to you.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Working OT on fathers day. What's our w-l record in extras?

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby, the defensive replacement in left

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, where's the PGT? Abreu scored the winning run, didn't he?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Not use if anyone here likes beer... But, Costco has a 24 variety pack of Kona Brew. Good stuff, pale, golden, amber, and their flagship lager. Great deal at $22.95

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Belli!

Hideo Nomo said...

No one here likes beer.

It's more like a fatal attraction type thing.

Hideo Nomo said...

I saw the 24-pack of Kirkland-brand craftsman beers for $18.99. Anyone ever try those?

Hideo Nomo said...

TRIPPEL!

Dusty Baker said...

Beer? Around here? No!

I like what Kona has to offer. Thx for the heads up.

Fred's Brim said...

TONY!

Fred's Brim said...

NOW GET HIM THE FUCK HOME!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Nomo I've seen the Kirkland but have never tried it. I'm not crazy about hefewiezens and I think u get 6 hefs in the pack.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

Never tried those yet.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

C'mon Misty may! Do something

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT.

Fred's Brim said...

shit, hit right at second

Hideo Nomo said...

I will be the guinea pig for the Costco beer, then.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dee is coming up? PH?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Dee

Dusty Baker said...

This went from "Holy shit!" to "God dammit!" really quickly.

Hideo Nomo said...

DEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We make dry hump!!!

Fred's Brim said...

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Dusty Baker said...

Justice is served.

cc: Supreme Court

Fred's Brim said...

why are they untucking Dee's shirt?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Damn those Konas taste really good now! High Fives all around!

Fred's Brim said...

that was awesome

Dusty Baker said...

Any beer tastes good right now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Not sure I can beat TBLA's headline.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Another series win. That's Dodgers baseball right there! DBT checking out. 16 more Konas to take care of...

Dusty Baker said...

Dee talking about how Kemp pulled him aside and bucked him up to be ready for that AB. Kemp is not only chief dry jumper but a - if not the - leader on this team.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dry jumping!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Nomo how about this headline, "appeal this bitches!"

Dusty Baker said...

That's it. Autocorrect is going down. Tired of this shit.

cc: Steve Jobs' rotting corpse

karina said...

WALK OFF!

Dusty Baker said...

Mariners beat Gnats!!!

karina said...

happy fathers' day!

Dusty Baker said...

5-game lead going into the rest of this interleague play.

Fred's Brim said...

rewatching the 9th and 10th with the sound up this time. Not that I was avoiding Vinny, but my sister called from London so I had to take it. Now I get to enjoy it a second time!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee's at-bat in the 9th is just as bad the second time

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomo - how about something like "In Memory of Addison Reed," a play on the old Allman Brothers song?

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