Thursday, June 21, 2012

Game 70 Thread: June 21 @ A's, 12:30p


Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.86) vs. Travis Blackley (1-2, 4.60).

Here it is, Clayton: your chance to salvage one in Oakland and even out the Dodgers' interleague record, which stands at 5-6. The Dodgers head to Anaheim next for another three with the Angels, so a little momentum would be nice, no?

Speaking of the A's, this blew my mind: according to Ken Gurnick, Rickey Henderson "has no official role with the A's but suits up and hangs out as he chooses." Didn't the Dodgers run into this issue with Manny Mota? Anyway, I love that Rickey loves the game so much and/or has nothing better to do.

120 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice to see some Dodger Blue in the GT post. I think Stubbs and I blew it with the last two. I featured a former A's player and a player's wife. Stubbs' chess board was in Raider colors.

(Rickey doesn't count because he was a Dodger.)

Paul said...

Just woke up at the Coliseum. Well might as well stay for today's game and see if we can double the run production of the last two games!

Hideo Nomo said...

I hope we don't get Blackleysted.

Franklin Stubbs said...

You're right, Gnomes. Bad form on my part. I blame Al Davis.

Orel said...

Twitter is down. Everybody panic.

Orel said...

When do the beer stands open, Paul?

Hideo Nomo said...

Two games in, and Marla hasn't blamed Oakland yet.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon SS
Herrera LF
Ethier RF
Rivera 1B
Hairston 2B
De Jesus DH
Uribe 3B
Gwynn CF
Treanor C
Kershaw P

Orel said...

Twitter is back up. Everybody calm down.

Hideo Nomo said...

HOLY CRAP IDJ STARTS!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sadly, not in place of Uribe.

Franklin Stubbs said...

There's a lot of slappy in that lineup.

Hideo Nomo said...

You can spell THUD with the letters in that lineup. Seems appropriate.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's too easy to blame Oakland NOW!

Spank Morales-Mangonzales said...

I was partying with Celery in a dream last night. He's a chick magnet. Cc:Delin0

Paul said...

I'm stuck on the BART....doh!

Paul said...

When does Uribe go away?

Paul said...

Well time to catch up on the best albums of 1975.

Speaking of didn't you guys post about the similarities of patty smith and Timmy? Or did I dream that.

Paul said...

If Tampa is going to have 1979 throw back unis I think the Dodgers should have 1779 throwback unis.

Orel said...

http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2009/09/game-150-thread-sept-20-vs-frisco-1p.html

Hideo Nomo said...

Jon Weisman:

"The Dodgers’ best hitters in [the last five games] have probably been Elian Herrera (5 for 20 with two doubles and two walks) and Juan Uribe, who has a single and three doubles in 17 at-bats. The remaining Dodger hitters have one extra-base hit in 141 at-bats."

Zoinks.

Paul said...

Dodger blue breeches!!

Hideo Nomo said...

That was a fun re-read, Orel.

Paul said...

Finally here! Get out of my way old lady with the Oakland visor I need a beer.

Hideo Nomo said...

What's the attendance like? Is it just you and the old lady with the visor?

Orel said...

And the little kid in the novelty oversized foam cowboy hat?

Bobby said...

Here's hoping tonight's game is exciting enough that I don't have to resort to reading the Wikipedia entry for the O.co Coliseum again.

Did you know it's the only stadium left in the US that is home to two teams? Did you also know that in 1979 the A's drew less than 1,000 people to a game?

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Do you get the Mausoleum credit if you were there for a Raider game? Or does it have to be in baseball configuration......

Paul said...

Lots of blue here!

Orel said...

Way to change things up, boys!

Orel said...

The A's are trying to match us in failed bunts. Don't mess with the masters!

Hideo Nomo said...

Outfield defense has been suspect lately. Hererra caught that, but it sure didn't look like he was going to.

Orel said...

A's up 1-0, 2nd inning. Game over.

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit, I turn on the game, it's only the second inning, and we're already losing.

With Kershaw on the mound, no less.

WHAT THE FUCK, DODGERS???

Orel said...

Now the A's hit into a double play? They are totally trying to steal our act.

Steve Sax said...

You guys having trouble with making comments over internet explorer? had to switch to chrome

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 11:51a: are you sure that for Uribe, Weisman didn't write "the Dodger's best EATER"?

Steve Sax said...

nope, had the same prob on chrome as well. back to explorer

Orel said...

I'm having trouble making positive comments on any browser.

Paul said...

I am getting restless...

Hideo Nomo said...

HAI GUYZ R WE GETTING NO-HITTED AGAIN?

Steve Sax said...

STOP FUCKING BUNTING DEE

Orel said...

A HIT

Steve Sax said...

Herrera doubles!

Hideo Nomo said...

In play: Run(s)?

Steve Sax said...

Rivera ties it!

Orel said...

Then gets picked off!

Orel said...

Yoenis Centipedes pops out.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Paul said...

Well at least I will be home in time to tuck in My boy.

Fred's Brim said...

howdy yall!
We aren't losing!









right now

Fred's Brim said...

BUNBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTCUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNTBUNT

Fred's Brim said...

BUNTABUNTABUNTABUNTA
BUNTABUNTABUNTABUNTA
BUNTABUNTABUNTABUNTA
BUNT MAN!

Fred's Brim said...

which is more difficult to do at the major league level: bunt for a single or draw a walk?

Fred's Brim said...

shit - gotta go home
you guys can post again now

Paul said...

The last 3 innings Kersh has looked great.

Orel said...

1-1 after 6.

karina said...

I'm not really sure if the Dodgers know they're playing against the A's.

Hideo Nomo said...

FB's comment stretched farther than the average Dodger bunt.

Orel said...

Rivera doubles with two out. 1 3 0 line for both teams.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's cool guys, Scout says Kershaw has plenty left in the tank.

Paul said...

When was last time we hit a homerun?

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit we couldn't score in a brothel.

Orel said...

But Scout also says Blackley has plenty left in the tank. WHICH IS IT SCOUT?

Orel said...

It's a victory when we get an out that isn't a strikeout.

Hideo Nomo said...

"When was the last time we hit a home run?"

October 15, 1988.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Paul: "Well at least I will be home in time to tuck in My boy."

Saying that guarantees this game will go at least 18 innings.

Fred's Brim said...

Take the WALK!

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo!

Orel said...

Mr. Misty walks to open the 9th!

Fred's Brim said...

double play bunt coming from Dee?

Hideo Nomo said...

A...walk?

Steve Sax said...

Treanor walks!

Does that count for a run? It's been so long since we've rallied, I've forgotten.

Orel said...

I guess Dee Gordon doesn't read this blog or our tweets or anyone's for that matter.

Hideo Nomo said...

All bunts are foul.

Steve Sax said...

pitch 1: dee bunt...foul
pitch 2: dee bunt...foul
pitch 3: in play, out(s)

goddammit

Steve Sax said...

i want to take a bat and bunt dee gordon to death

Fred's Brim said...

attempted double play failed by Dee

Hideo Nomo said...

If we tweet AT him, will he read it?

Steve Sax said...

well done, treanor and gordon, to get the force at second

Steve Sax said...

dee, your only shot at redemption here is 3 SBs in this inning

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me runnin. NOT THE FUCKING BUNT!!!

Too bad we don't have one of the best bunters of all time hanging around the team to give players, incl Gordon, some tips.

Orel said...

I wonder if Dee is confused because he can't bunt himself to second base.

Fred's Brim said...

wow

karina said...

Gosh, the idea was not getting caught, Dee.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee needs a week off, and then to go to ABQ

Hideo Nomo said...

DELAYED DOUBLE PLAY.

Steve Sax said...

dee gordon, you fucking suck

Fred's Brim said...

Actually I would prefer him in the 8 hole. He played better down there

Fred's Brim said...

Poenis Cespedes with the walk off HR?

Steve Sax said...

i don't have a good feeling about this bottom of the ninth

Steve Sax said...

i'm really glad we're going into a weekend series with the angels, and a series in san francisco, with this type of offensive momentum.

Orel said...

Hey, I know! We'll trade for Tulo!

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax don't forget the Mets who pitch nothing but 0 and 1-hitters anymore

Fred's Brim said...

unreal

Fred's Brim said...

what a bunch of assholes
that is unacceptable

Fred's Brim said...

that also is unacceptable

Fred's Brim said...

we are pathetic right now

Orel said...

When tied going into the bottom of the ninth, it's always good to walk the leadoff man.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee did you see what he did there?

Fred's Brim said...

Lindblom looks like he's been eating at the Broxton buffet

Fred's Brim said...

pitching like it too

Orel said...

That was a spectacular implosion.

Jason said...

Glad I tuned in for that. Ugh.

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

this is Uribe's fault, right?

Orel said...

So we just got swept by the third-place team in the AL West.

Fred's Brim said...

So, one game lead going into SF?

Fred's Brim said...

i don't like this losing shit.
It's gotta stop

Fred's Brim said...

we are 3-6 since Uribe returned

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK!
FB ANNNNGRRRRYYY!!!

Paul said...

Fuck This Place I'm headed home. No more Dee please!

Paul said...

The ghost of Al Davis just sued me btw.

Paul said...

Well no extra innings, so my son's bedtime story will be about the man in blue who couldnt wouldn't shouldn't bunt.

Hideo Nomo said...

David Vassegh said on Dodger Talk that Mattingly TOOK THE BUNT OFF on two strikes. Nice, Dee.

Still, Donnie, stop calling for it in the first place. In fact, stop using all that extra time trying to coach Dee in bunting. Have him work on slapping little hits like last Sunday. FAR more useful.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls! Balls, balls, balls.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Do we need to have a Players-and-SoSG-Readers-Only meeting in the clubhouse?

Spank Morales-Mangonzales said...

"God dammit we couldn't score in a brothel."

Comment of the game material right there.

Franklin Stubbs said...

GDMFPOSPGT up!