Sunday, July 29, 2012

Game 103 Thread: July 29 @ Giants, 1p

Clayton Kershaw (7-6, 3.14) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (8-4, 2.26).

The Hanley Ramirez Dodgers era has started with a bang, and we're seeing just as clearly now, too. The addition of another potent bat to the lineup, augmenting the offensive powerhouses of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and James Loney (ha! just wanted to see if you were awake there), has made all the difference in the last two games, in which we've outscored the Giants 15-3.

Today gives the Dodgers a chance at a sweep of the Giants, a 7-3 road trip, and a move back into first place. All we need is Kershaw (coming off his worst start of the year, a 8 ER disaster in St. Louis) to beat Vogelsong (who hasn't lost at home since May 3 and sports a 1.41 ERA at home). No pressure, Minotaur!

Oh, and I'll be there today, wearing a Dodgers hat and t-shirt. Post if you'll be there and want to grab a beer! Go Dodgers!

photo: Tony "Funky Cold" Medina / Getty Images North America, July 27, 2012

71 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Mr F, coordinates sent. Hope to see you.

Dusty Baker said...

Dry hump each other for me!

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis 2B
Rivera LF
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez 3B
Loney 1B
Cruz SS
Ellis C
Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

Is that a Loney I see in the lineup?

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Loney's last stand?

Paul said...

Loney's last stand Part 6. The final chapter?

Dusty Baker said...

These Malaysians are whipping the Loney out of the US team in badminton.

Eugenio's Streak said...

I'm in bleachers...

Dusty Baker said...

Bleachers, bleeeeach!

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio! Email us and I will radio coordinates

Steve Sax said...

This bay bridge traffic sucks. Why is SF the traffic capital of the world?

Paul said...

That is why I BART everywhere but then I need to take a antibacterial shower.

Steve Sax said...

SF Marathon isn't helping these logistics

Steve Sax said...

At Pete's Tavern, getting liquored up. Lots of LA Dodgers fans!

Orel said...

Scoreless after one.

Orel said...

"Sounds like the International Culinary Union, but all it is is 'I see you.'" —Vin, on Hanley's goggles gesture

Spank Horst said...

Hey man we ain't losin'.

Orel said...

Clayton vs. Melky, one on, two out, bot 3.

Orel said...

Because I'm Public Enemy No. 1!

Orel said...

Here we to into the fourth, still scoreless.

Orel said...

Rivera single. Kemp single. Ethier up, no out.

Orel said...

@JonHeymanCBS: "#cubs proposed dempster-soriano package to #dodgers as alternative to just demp. so far not happening."

Orel said...

Ethier sacs Rivera to third. At least it's not a GIDP.

Orel said...

Hanley outruns to potential DP ball, scoring Rivera. 1-0 Dodgers, two out.

Spank Horst said...

we scored!

Orel said...

Scutaro drops Loney's high pop-up, but Hanley stops at third. Should he have been running faster? I don't know.

Spank Horst said...

Scutaro trade paying dividends already.

Spank Horst said...

Hanley ain't much for hustle.

Orel said...

Cruz RBI double! 2-0 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Cruz keeps playing like this, there'll be no room for Dee when that cast comes off.

Spank Horst said...

woohoo!

Orel said...

IBB Ellis to load 'em for Kershaw.

Spank Horst said...

Gameday says Ajellis is 0-0 with a ground out and double. Alrighty then.

Orel said...

Clayton goes down hacking. Love it.

Orel said...

Cruz turns two! Is there nothing he can't do?

Orel said...

Wow, Hanley was nowhere near that pop-up to third.

Orel said...

KKKK

Orel said...

1-2-3 for Kershaw. 2-0 Dodgers after 5.

Orel said...

Ethier singles to start the sixth. Let's Geico!

Orel said...

Hanley flies out. Loney singles. What's wrong with this picture?

Orel said...

Unintention IBB to Ajellis to Rancho Ardiendo 'em up for Clayton, again.

Orel said...

Full count! Kershaw fouls one back.

Orel said...

Another foul.

Orel said...

Dammit. But he went down swinging.

Orel said...

Wondering how the Sax/Mr. F/Eugenio's Streak summit is going/went.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BLOCK

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

We knocked Vogelsong out. At least he won't pick up another win against us today.

Orel said...

Mellis single!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck Vogaldong!

Orel said...

Andre GIDP. Loney seething.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Scoar moar runz.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stay on target.

Hideo Nomo said...

I Steinered that Cruz foul ball.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RU(N)S

Spank Horst said...

woohoo!

Spank Horst said...

woohoo!

Spank Horst said...

4-0 dodgers

Eugenio's Streak said...

Sorry drunk and surely under the remax balloon!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Vinny says Dodgers have never shut out Giants in SF in back-to-back games since the move out west.

karina said...

epale! 0|0

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Sam Adams on ice ready to make sweep party

Eugenio's Streak said...

The between chick fil a and that video, the muppets are dead to me!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Daughter says Giants look like bunch of bearded ladies. I can't argue with that

Spank Horst said...

SWEEP,MOFOS!!!

Alex said...

SWEEP!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

How sweep it is!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You feel that, Giants fans?

That's pride fucking with you.

karina said...

swept baby swept!

Hideo Nomo said...

HYMFSWEEPPGTUP!

Steve Sax said...

Fanerman: rendezvous complete. Beer purchased

Dodgers: victory complete

Giants: suck