Thursday, June 28, 2012

Game 77 Thread: June 28 vs. Mets, 7pm

Chris Capuano (9-2, 2.60) vs. Chris Young (1-1, 3.42), sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House!

When does still being in first place feel like hitting rock bottom? When you're the Los Angeles Dodgers! Let's recap:
  • Shut out three straight times by the hated Giants.
  • Lost only other good hitter to potentially serious injury.
  • Disastrous 1-8 road trip that saw the Dodgers score a total of 13 runs, four fewer than the Mets scored LAST NIGHT ALONE.
  • Equipment truck broke down on the way out of Frisco.
  • Juan Uribe, Dodger, is still a thing that exists.
Not all hope is lost, however:
  • The Dodgers are still technically in first place, but they have to share the catbird seat with the Gnats. Imagine a seat that had to support both Uribe and Sandoval!
  • Chris Capuano has been, uh, pretty damn good...but he's being asked to halt a 4-game losing streak for the second time in under a week. Ugh.
  • Chris Young has been not so hot against the Dodgers in the past, going 2-5 with a 4.02 ERA. Plus, he's a friggin' giant in the physical sense, and it will feel good to knock around a giant.
  • Tonight is Eric Karros Bobblehead Night, so maybe the home run leader will remind them that the ball can actually fly all the way over the fence. (Though, I'd settle for over the second baseman's head at this point.)
Five years ago, the Dodgers ended a similar three-game constipation streak by getting the runs. Pass the Ex-Lax!

116 comments:

NicJ said...

@Dodgers lineup vs. Mets:
Gordon SS,
Herrera 3B,
Rivera LF,
Loney 1B,
Van Slyke RF,
Kennedy 2B,
Treanor C,
Gwynn CF,
Capuano P.

NicJ said...

Total karma that i just happened upon some free tickets for this shitfest.

LOOK AT WHO IS BATTING CLEANUP!!!

NicJ said...

Maybe i will see a no hitter.

Orel said...

Free bobblehead, Nic. Can't turn that down!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So Ethier's on the DL and SVS gets the call?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, shit, IDJ was optioned. WTF?

Eugenio's Streak said...

I think we all need this right now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-wOKrD_nRE

Hideo Nomo said...

No word on Ethier DL.

Orel said...

@truebluela: "Don Mattingly said Andre Ethier is day-to-day for now. Oblique strain is on 'good side.'"

Eugenio's Streak said...

I was standing next to the buses after yesterdays game, watching each player come out, somber, down, and in the dirt. Except Neddie, who was all smiles, waiving at everyone.

Fred's Brim said...

Let's find it, fellas!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sweet! Dodgers Live is interviewing Jerry Hairston and Kurt Angle!

Hideo Nomo said...

Eating dinny, Vinner!

Orel said...

One out in. Down 1-0. Yay!

Hideo Nomo said...

Game over?

Orel said...

Oh man those bunt lessons really paid off!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Anything else to talk about tonight?

Steve Sax said...

31 straight scoreless innings

Can't someone just hit a fucking HR?

Steve Sax said...

why is Loney batting cleanup?

why is Loney batting at all?

why Loney?

knapS said...

why anyone?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Of course the giants are winning. Why wouldn't they be.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wait, is Treanor's intro music 'The A-Team" theme song?

Paul said...

Happy EK Day! I an celebrating by choking out the guy down the road whose name is Ismael Valdes.

Hideo Nomo said...

Depression is a hell of a thing.

Orel said...

What's the streak at?

Paul said...

Lead off double....

Paul said...

3,405

Hideo Nomo said...

33. Dee's double prevented it from being Naked Gun 33 1/3.

Orel said...

#Revershiser?

Hideo Nomo said...

IT'S OVER!!!!!!

Paul said...

A run!!!!!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy fucking shit! What just happened!?

Paul said...

And 90 feet from another!

Orel said...

OMG

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MIRACLE

Orel said...

In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!

Hideo Nomo said...

Rick and Charley laughing their asses off at Wallach falling down.

Hideo Nomo said...

Diahrea!

Paul said...

Our cup runneth over!!!

Orel said...

Two runs y'all!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't know how to feel just now.

Orel said...

That transition from 8:09 to 8:10 was pretty awful.

Paul said...

Loney the ultimate buzzkill.

Orel said...

Enjoy it, Marla. It may never happen again.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ah yes, thank you, James "Rally-killer" Loney.

Dusty Baker said...

My boss and i got into our cups at a downtown watering hole. Didn't make it over to the game until this inning. We started scoring runs as soon as we sat down. Councidence???

Paul said...

Loney didn't hit into a double play. He is on fire.

Paul said...

Dusty has the runs!

Orel said...

That lead was refreshing while it lasted (two outs).

Orel said...

Dodger bats scored two runs. Their job is done.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Orel - You mean tie, right?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sometimes a tie feels like a lead.

Paul said...

Yeah just like how we are tied with the giants but doesn't feel that way.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh good, RISP, two outs and Dee Gordon batting. This should end very well.

Eugenio's Streak said...

That coulda gone better...

Cliff Beefpile said...

I blame Dusty.

Orel said...

"Sometimes a tie feels like a lead." This was totally my thinking.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That 4th of July game commercial is creepy! That guy looks like he's gonna vampire-suck his kid.

Hideo Nomo said...

Loney IS a lazy fly ball.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kennedy doing his best Uribe impression today.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon, Dee!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Goddammit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. OK, if you say so, ump. Looked pretty goddamn high and outside to me.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon got robbed on that called K.

Steve Sax said...

Why is Sunday's game sold out?

Steve Sax said...

Nice CS there, Treanor!

Steve Sax said...

Fuck Loney, hold on to the goddamn ball

Cliff Beefpile said...

You were dead to me already, Loney, but now you're even MORE dead! You hear me! Deader!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Lindblom's been Broxtoning all over the place lately.

Steve Sax said...

You know I have to say, I don't mind Loney making errors on routine ground outs like he did, since he makes up for it with his bat.

Steve Sax said...

Hey hey hey, it's fat Elbert

Steve Sax said...

Loney was so afraid of coming to the plate in the bottom of the inning, that he tried to extend the top of the inning with an error

Hideo Nomo said...

S'up, second place? How ya been?

Steve Sax said...

Take notes, Deeeeeee

Hideo Nomo said...

What a bunch of GIDPshits.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera trying to save Loney from an inevitable GIDP

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ARGH

Paul said...

That fourth inning....good times.

Steve Sax said...

Loney needs to be sent to A-ball. Free Jerry Sands!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, if you think about it, that was kind of nice of Rivera to save Loney the embarrassment of grounding into another double play. That's a good teammate for ya.

Steve Sax said...

Paul +1

Hideo Nomo said...

Loney is unwatchable.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn you, Sax, for stealing my comment before I'd even thought of it!

*Shakes fist in Sax's direction*

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Cliff Beefpile said...

No more runs since Dusty's "1 Dusty 2 cups" comment.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Unwatchable is Loney.

DelinO said...

88 Comments? Where be everyone?

DelinO said...

My semi-annual test of allegiances has begun.

DelinO said...

Come meet DelinO, Sax and our offspring this Saturday. We'll even let you buy us booze

Paul said...

"Unwatchable Loney is"
--Yoda

Steve Sax said...

DelinO ! You going on Sat too?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Stiff upper lip, people. It's Van Slyke, Treanor and Kennedy due up in the bottom of the 9th.


(cries)

Orel said...

Here we go! Walk-off time!

Orel said...

Parnell has NO saves. We got this guy!

Orel said...

Okay, so he throws 98. Big deal.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Work the walk, stupid!

Paul said...

That was our shot.

Orel said...

I totally have faith in Kennedy here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's up to Kennedy and Treanor!

PGT up!

Paul said...

That was A ball Kennedy. So was that. Fuck

Orel said...

AK is hacking for his life.

Orel said...

AK's being a real MSB right now.

Orel said...

Kennedy doesn't strike out, so we should get awarded a run.

Paul said...

Enjoy it for one last AB....yup that is first place.....goodbye.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'd say that was anti-climactic, but it is Adam Kennedy.

Orel said...

"It could be moving day for the Dodgers." —Vin

Paul said...

Just go....don't look back.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

UNSUSTAINABLE

Paul said...

Sign more Cubans!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Which wild card can we get?

Paul said...

Maybe the one Arizona doesn't take from us next week.

DelinO said...

Good night you princes of Southern Cal.
You kings of LA.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shut the fuck up, Donny-er, I mean, DelinO.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up.