Friday, July 06, 2012

Game 85 Thread: July 6 @ Crotalus Atrox, 6:40p


Clayton Kershaw (6-4, 2.65 ERA) vs. Josh Collmenter (0-2, 4.41 ERA)

So, what the hell, June? The Dodgers are now 4 and 1 in July, and are looking to Clayton Kershaw to extend what feels like their first winning streak in forever. Collmenter started the year in the bullpen for the snakes, but has been forced into the rotation with injuries to Joe Saunders and Daniel Hudson. He's been decent in his spot starts, but has been given run support that is downright Eovaldiesque.

So is this the beginning of the recovery for the Dodgers? Can we hold off the competition and make it to the All-Star Break with some semblance of dignity?* Collment away, SoSGers!

*The team, I mean, not the bloggers. Let's not set our expectations that high.

Photo: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

149 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Four hours early? MADNESS!

Hideo Nomo said...

Bill Shaikin:
"Last night was first time #Dodgers had homers from 2 rookies and win from rookie pitcher since 7/14/84 (Stubbs, G. Rivera, Hershiser)"

SoSG German Rivera unavailable for comment.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh...wait. ONE hour early, FOUR hours before game time.

Orel said...

The Crotalus atrox Wikipedia page is going to get some hits today.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I like keeping everyone on their toes.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gwynn 8
Mellis 4
Abreu 7
Rivera 9
Kennedy 5
Loney 3
Cruz 6
Ajellis 2
Kershaw 1

Franklin Stubbs said...

Make Kennedy go away, please.

Orel said...

Aren't we 10-0 with him batting fifth?

Orel said...

PIT 1, SF 0, bot 2

Orel said...

NYY 5, BOS 5, bot 1

Orel said...

NYY 6, BOS 6, end 2

knapS said...

Shit. I was better off sitting Kuroda and I should have started Tex.

Paul said...

Like Marla's favorite band Starship says "Nothing's gonna stop us now."

Hideo Nomo said...

5-3 Giants? Booooooo.

MR.F said...

5-4 gnats

Neeebs * said...

Funny how I can read the post and easily predict it's author (without looking.)

Eat, Drink, and be Merry folks.

Neeebs * said...

BTW, I'm still waiting for a Fredrick II reference.

Orel said...

Brad Penny pitching for the Giants.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Neeebs

The King or the Emperor?

Orel said...

SF 6, PIT 4, bot 7

MR.F said...

Now 6-5 after a Pedro Alvarez home run.

Orel said...

AWO

Orel said...

Dodgers leave two in the first. I think they thought Eovaldi was pitching today.

Orel said...

Aaron Hill singles. Luann must be pleased.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Aaron Hill, Hank Hill...

Hank Aaron, answer sent!

MR.F said...

2 outs left for the Pirates.

MR.F said...

1 out left for the Pirates.

MR.F said...

Darn.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stupid ROOT was showing a replay of a Pirates walk off when I flipped over to the game. Thought they had won. Bleh.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gift runner, let's not squander it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Woot!

Orel said...

Scorage!

MR.F said...

Whoo!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers lead in the third.

Steve Sax said...

I might actually be able to watch this game, finally

karina said...

epale everyone!

Orel said...

"SCOUT: Clayton Kershaw is trying to tie up Josh Collmenter with fastballs inside; Collmenter is hitting .000 on pitches in that location compared to .000 overall."

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Thanks for reactivating Shoulder Gnome.

Franklin Stubbs said...

OK, that's just ridiculous.

karina said...

WHAT????

for real? anyone saw THAT?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I can't believe what I just saw!?!?

karina said...

Orel you're welcome *blushes*

MR.F said...

Yahoo says Adam Kennedy hit a home run...

Hideo Nomo said...

I...uh...what?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Loney 2bagger!?!? Wtf is going on around here!?!?

Alex said...

Did that just happen?

Nothing good comes from Riverside...

Except Dusty Baker....

Orel said...

AKHR???

Alex said...

Epale y'all!

Orel said...

Epalex!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: I turned SCOUT off as it was so damn annoying, not to mention worthless

Steve Sax said...

AK HR followed by FJL 2B. Just another ordinary day for the Dodgers.

Alex said...

YAR!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Siddown!

Steve Sax said...

Uptown out by a country mile there with that CS

Orel said...

A.J.'s got a gun!

Franklin Stubbs said...

You can turn it off?! Thank the gods!

Steve Sax said...

Alex, don't spend all your YARs before the Pirates series

Orel said...

But Sax, he's hitting .000 overall! That's valuable information right there!

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: yeah, there's a way to disconnect Scout in te settings menu, I think

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: I'm hitting .000 for Pete's sake

MR.F said...

WHOO CAUGHT STEALING

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have found the control and silenced its nattering on for all eternity.

Orel said...

Now Scout is talking trash about Stubbs!

Orel said...

"SCOUT: Stubbs' memorization of reptilian species nomenclature has been less than stellar. Records indicate he had to look up Crotalus atrox."

Orel said...

Can you imagine if Kemp & Ethier return healthy AND Loney starts hitting?

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmmm...my iPad appears to be immune to MLB.TV blackout restrictions, allowing me to watch the game while the kid monopolizes the TV.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Scout can eat an ass.

Orel said...

Don't talk about Harper Lee like that!

Franklin Stubbs said...

sheet.

karina said...

@Orel would be a dream come true

karina said...

boooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Franklin Stubbs said...

Clay is done, gotta pull the plug on him out there.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh oh.

Orel said...

Shit! Upton 2-RBI triple makes is 3-2 D'backs.

Orel said...

^ it

Franklin Stubbs said...

Mercy!

karina said...

ridiculous.

can we have someone coming from the bullpen?

Steve Sax said...

Shit. Kershaw fell apart here.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes, you bought MLB.tv? Why?

And who is your ISP?

NicJ said...

Donnie loves to let guys die on the vine.

Hideo Nomo said...

Y U NO LISTEN TO STUBBS, DONNIE?

NicJ said...

Losing this game will suck but I think we have effectively hung in there regardless of what happens in the last 2 games.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Sax: Free trial for voting in the Final Vote. And I have U-Verse. Dodger games do not work on my iPhone, but do on my work iPad for whatever reason.

Franklin Stubbs said...

No one listens to Stubbs. See where it gets us?

Hideo Nomo said...

Though, technically, I did buy MLB.TV, since I bought my dad a subscription for his birthday last night.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ last month, not night.

Orel said...

What'd you say?

Hideo Nomo said...

THIS INNING.

Franklin Stubbs said...

You can stop any time now, guys.

Orel said...

Gettin' ugly. Wright WP makes it 5-2 D'backs.

NicJ said...

Tolleson up.
White flag out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

God bless your low center of gravity, Bobby.

karina said...

proof that under managing sucks too, he didn't even get up to talk to his pitcher

Orel said...

We'll score to lose by one.

karina said...

@Stubbs God bless all of him, actually

karina said...

"it ain't over 'till it's over", if i repeat it enough, will it be true?

Orel said...

^ two. TWO!

Orel said...

RANCHO ABREUDIENDO

Orel said...

How did Gwynn not score on that single?

Franklin Stubbs said...

This would be a good time for some redemption.

Orel said...

Station to station, okay. 5-3 D'backs.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rancho still ardiendoed, still none out.

Orel said...

JHJ Ks on three pitches.

Orel said...

Don't worry, Loney's up!

Hideo Nomo said...

AK could have done that.

This ump has a screwy zone, btw.

Orel said...

NO DP NO DP NO DP

Orel said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn your lumbering catcher body!

Hideo Nomo said...

FFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKK....

Orel said...

AWO AWO AWO

MR.F said...

Fucking double play.

Steve Sax said...

Loney FIDP.

Wow, I've seen it all.

Hideo Nomo said...

If Gameday is to be believed, he swung at Ball 4 TWICE.

Steve Sax said...

Has Loney Fouled into double play yet?

Struck out into double play?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gahd damn, I just assumed it was AJ, ever more bizarre as it was Mark.

Steve Sax said...

5-3 Dbacks, top 8

Steve Sax said...

Lead off double for Cruz!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That would have been great last inning. Hint, hint.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs 9:27p: yeah, ells looked awful slow lumbering home, but apparently Kubel's 11 put outs lead the NL.

Steve Sax said...

First and third, none out

Orel said...

The D'backs are totally trying us to give us this game. And we're like, no, we're good.

Steve Sax said...

^Ellis

Steve Sax said...

I have gotten too much sun this weekend. I feel like the people in te crowd at Chase Field

Steve Sax said...

Why couldn't Herrera have taken first on that K? Didn't Blanco drop it?

Orel said...

Herrera struck out on a wild pitch? How much more humiliating can this get?

Orel said...

In play, out(s).

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeech.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is inexcusable.

Orel said...

We've had five baserunners in the past two innings. One of them has scored.

Steve Sax said...

We do not deserve to win this if we can't even score with 1st and 3rd and none out.

Orel said...

thoroughly frustrating

Franklin Stubbs said...

Setting up more futility?

Steve Sax said...

We are one GIDP away from sadness

Steve Sax said...

I fucking called that

Franklin Stubbs said...

USELESS!

Orel said...

Fuck this game.

Steve Sax said...

Enough about loney's vaunted average at Chase Field

Steve Sax said...

Loney trying to figure out how to register a DP here

Steve Sax said...

1-2 to Lones

Franklin Stubbs said...

What a fiasco, boys.

Steve Sax said...

And there you have it

Orel, you called it. Opportunity knocked and we not only kept the door closed, we opened up the trap door in the porch and sent it to the basement dungeon.

Hideo Nomo said...

Still in first place! Can't take that away!




Until tomorrow.

knapS said...

Jesus Chili Colorado

MR.F said...

We deserved to lose that game =(.

Hideo Nomo said...

We have to start stretching all singles into doubles. Having guys on first is killing us.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whatever.

Paul said...

I thought nothing was gonna stop us now.

Alex said...

I has a sad.

Saxy was right;

I used up my "YAR(')(s)".

Let's keep this shit together for 2 more games, yeah?

#LoseTheBattle
#WINTHEWAR

Alex said...

GO DODGERS!!!