Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Game 75 Thread: June 26 @ giants, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.73) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (6-3, 2.41).

The Dodgers' NL West lead hasn't been this bite-size (a two-game lead) since way back on April 13. So is it fair to say it's crunch time for our boys in blue? Even without our best bat, we've managed to play .500 ball in June (11-11), so that just means that the Giants have played .590 ball (13-9). Not a big difference, percentage-wise; but still, with the Dodgers looking this soggy offensively (now plating only 13 runs in our last seven games, during which we've been outscored by 20 runs), it's entirely possible that we could flake again tonight.

Vogelsong has gone at least six innings in all 13 of his starts this year; Kershaw, who has been a bit off from his Cy Young performance last year, hasn't had a start yet this year filled with a line of O's. I'm hoping Clayton has saved a special K (or 11) for the Giants tonight. Anyway, enough talk; let's pour the milk.

108 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Hideo Nomo said...

Good. Most of the suck has been saved for late-inning pinch hit attempts.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HE HARK EGG

Fred's Brim said...

I hope we show nuts bigger than grapes tonight

Orel said...

And to think we just finished playing against Coco Crisp.

Paul said...

Uribe and Loney are not our Lucky Charms.

NicJ said...

Let's win tonight, just for Kix.

MR.F said...

What do we need, honey? Bunches of oats-fense.

Paul said...

Giants fans are a bunch of fruit loops.

NicJ said...

Dodgers better start hitting, gotta earn their Chex.

Steve Sax said...

Loney and Uribe, both sitting?

Just Right by me.

Hideo Nomo said...

We just need to get runners on and Kashi them in.

Paul said...

Apparently this game has a later start as they honor some perfect game or something.

Paul said...

Hey we suck again!

Paul said...

Nice double. Who cares.

Hideo Nomo said...

Herrera's 15 minutes are up.

Paul said...

Yup. Balls.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmm. Amazing what happens to the Giants lineup when they face a Major League pitcher.

Spank said...

MLB Free game of the day. Mofos best win.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hitting? Check.
Timely hitting? Nope.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'll shut up now.

Spank said...

Sit your ass down Kung Fu mutt

Spank said...

End of the 2nd. top of the line up due to hit for the Dodgers. Let's get some runs goddammit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BULLSHIT

Spank said...

Well shit. i leave to fix myself a drink and the dodgers are back on the field.

Paul said...

Rivera homerun right here.

Paul said...

Or a single.

Spank said...

Boooooooo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck.

Spank said...

fuck

Spank said...

shit

2-0 gnats

Hideo Nomo said...

What the fuck, man.

NicJ said...

I'm sure chad will stop the bleeding tomorrow...

Paul said...

Sign Puig now!!!!!!!! So who Puig?

Spank said...

Come on kid K. Don't let these assholes push you around.

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit, I'm already depressed

Paul said...

Sign Puig!!! Before those Cuban steroids get out of his system.

Paul said...

You didn't hear that comissioner.

Spank said...

That was the sickest curve ball i have ever seen.

Paul said...

Kershaw made hiim look silly.

Alex said...

^ public enemy #1

Spank said...

Gotta love the bunt.

Steve Sax said...

Uh, Dodgers? I think the idea is to advance people to second, not just rotate people at first.

Bobby said...

On Kershaw's bunt I just realizes Pablo Sandoval is skinnier than Juan Uribe: Professional Athlete.

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon has seen three pitches but is just hanging out at first

Make that four pitches

Steve Sax said...

Well done, Dee. Nice job with that CS.

Spank said...

we can't even steal a base

Paul said...

We suck in soooooo many ways.

Steve Sax said...

Erica Olsen can take her lottery tickets as shove it up her ass

Steve Sax said...

Christ, catch and hold the fucking ball, Rivera!

Steve Sax said...

As good as the Dodgers looked early this season, they look positively clueless now.

Dusty Baker said...

Honey, comb talk to Clay and see what his fucking problem is tonight.

Steve Sax said...

That bottom of the fifth could be just the series of lucky breaks we needed to turn this place around.

Spank said...

still 2-0 gnats after 5.

Spank said...

damn we suck

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

No, we blow.

Dusty Baker said...

Is my mind playing Trix on me, or do we not have an offense to speak of?

Steve Sax said...

And, the Dodgers' scoreless inning streak stands at 18.

Dusty Baker said...

Someone hasn't been eating their Wheaties.

Spank said...

Is Christy Mathewson pitching for the Gnats?

Spank said...

Kershaw is getting sugar smacked.

Dusty Baker said...

We're magically shitty.

Steve Sax said...

I expect a GIDP here

Spank said...

we're certainly not grrreeeat.

Steve Sax said...

If Ellis rallies, will Donnie pull Kershaw? I hope not

Steve Sax said...

AJ, that ball wasn't even in the dame area code as the strike zone

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, so we bring in Loney?

Goddammit

Spank said...

Ajellis thought he was at the ninth hole in Augusta right there.

Steve Sax said...

Loney is simply overmatched at the major league level

Steve Sax said...

Loney, at least go Marichal on Posey Nd make is AB worthwhile

Spank said...

Aww yes. Loney showing off his homerun power.

Steve Sax said...

Loney, you suck

19 scoreless innings

Alex said...

^ This.

Dusty Baker said...

Boo...we've been Berry bad.

karina said...

"The stadium is like the Coliseum, the Giants fans want blood and more blood"

-Jaime Jarrin

karina said...

epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

If Loney tried to go Marichal he'd miss!

Steve Sax said...

The sad thing is, this game is winnable. Except it's not.

Alex said...

That arrow was for the Marichal comment but Loney still sucks.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty +1

karina said...

let me remind you all game ain't over 'till it's over

Spank said...

Broxton!

Paul said...

Gordon is overmatched at the major league level.

Spank said...

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST AT LEAST GET A BASE HIT YOU BASTARDS!

Steve Sax said...

it's over

Paul said...

Herrera is overmatched at the major league level.

Paul said...

Nice attempt guys.

Paul said...

I can't remember the Dodgers offense looking this bad. Oh yeah i can, way back in 2011.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I was asleep innings 3 through 8. Looks like I didn't miss much. Goddammit.

Paul said...

We expected something, something better than before. We expected something more.

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Paul said...

We have a runner.

Paul said...

Baseball Gods unleash the law of averages!

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Paul said...

Fuck!!

Steve Sax said...

Working on 21 innings without a run...

Paul said...

The Seagulls are circling to shit on the Dodgers.

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

And there you have it. Hit the showers, guys! You've earned it!

Paul said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Paul said...

First time the Dodgers have been shutout twice in a row in Frisco since 1987.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Remember when that guy wrote that article on Dodgers.com praising all the signing Uncle Ned made?

Paul said...

We might be in third place by the break.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

On the bright side they're still 16 games up on the Padres.

Paul said...

Umpires are now not even checking to see if the Yankees catch a ball.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like somebody pissed in my Cornflakes.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up. now fortified with more sarcasm.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Corn Flakes