Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Game 98 Thread: July 24 @ Cards, 5p


Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.74 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright (7-10, 4.42 ERA)

Don't everybody look at once and scare it off, but the Dodgers have put together a nice little win streak! Hirsute Bills came through last night, and tonight, we get the Adam-Clayton matchup. Hewson just the eyeball test, it seems like it might be a pitching mismatch*, but we know that Wainwright still has the ability to dominate if he's on his game.

St. Louis is doubtless Mullen over last night's loss, and are eager to get their best shots in against our ace. The Dodgers' bats are also still in the process of waking from their long slumber, which Evans the odds a bit. Don't let all this speculation give you too much anxiety, though. Any time we send Kershaw to the mound, I like our chances!

Photo: AP
*Disclaimer: I booted him from my fantasy team, so he's bound to turn things around, now.

138 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dodgers getting mentioned in the Hanley Ramirez conversations. That would be all too practical, except for the fact that he's a pain in the ass sometimes.

Orel said...

Main page updated with bobblegoodness.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hairston 3B
Mellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Loney 1B
Rivera LF
Cruz SS
Treanor C
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmmmm...A.J.'s knee acting up again?

Franklin Stubbs said...

A catcher with bad knees? Quelle surprise.

Hideo Nomo said...

It could be because Treanor is 2 for 4 with a double against Wainwright, but I doubt it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ryan Roberts apparently on the move, nobody knows where.

Hideo Nomo said...

The Trop, supposedly.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I want to go home now.

Franklin Stubbs said...

(apropos of nothing)

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

That's funny because i just saw that episode of the Wonder Years where they ask what "Hirsute" means...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Apparently, Lee is the sticking-point for the Cubs on a potential Dempster deal with the Dodgers

Orel said...

Don't do it, Ned! Who's drooling over the idea of Hanley Ramirez on the Dodgers?

Franklin Stubbs said...

It does make a lot of sense, even with his Jeff Kent, Jr. attitude.

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe they can tag him with whatever they used to make Vicente Padilla docile.

Paul said...

Not the same unless Hadley grows the stache.

Paul said...

Hanley, Hadley is his unsuccessful twin brother who does have a successful mustache.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If we can also get a some sort of device that would restore Hanley to his 2010 condition, sure.

Paul said...

I'd like to see the Dodgers sign Hamels in the off season but he seems like a perfect fit for Philly.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dodgers have scouts at tonight's Brewers-Phillies game. Cliff Lee and Zack Greinke are tonight's starting pitchers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

TONIGHT

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE ARE YOUNG

Orel said...

@jonmorosi: "Source says there are ways for #Dodgers to get Ryan Dempster from #Cubs without surrendering Zach Lee."

Cliff Beefpile said...

That shouldn't be an error on Berkman, for heaven's sakes the man was born without a neck.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Didn't look like Ethier went around on that, I'd like to see a replay.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Laker Girl tryouts

Some of 'em are even hot.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice play by Raffy keeps Jerry Jr at second

karina said...

epale everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

He may not have a neck but he's got a kneecap

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, karina!

karina said...

now I have a perfectly pleasant mental image of Greinke wearing Dodger Blue.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is Kaufman considered a hitters' park?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I haven't paid a ton of attention to Greinke's career, but he's only got one season with an ERA of under 3.47--that Cy Young season of his. Other than that his numbers don't seem that impressive, lousy KC team or otherwise.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Clayton

Orel said...

Kauffman Stadium: 1.107 runs (rate higher than 1.000 favors the hitter)

Orel said...

Loney single! That sparkly necklace must be working!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Juan
slow-ass Loney probably wouldn't have made it home if it had stayed in the park

Orel said...

Cruz RBI! And he's wearing a necklace too!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Luis!

Orel said...

What's this — Wandy to the Pirates?

MR.F said...

IN PLAY NO OUTS!

Fred's Brim said...

stupid bunting

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - I read that too. I thought he was one of the few Astros that weren't up for grabs

Orel said...

Treanor with an A.J.-esque AB.

Fred's Brim said...

stupid low strikes

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was a laser to Matty

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, we're winning!

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for Jerry Hairston!

Orel said...

Why is Hairston wearing long sleeves?

Steve Sax said...

Mellis foul tip out

Franklin Stubbs said...

He's a secret bedouin?

Steve Sax said...

Kemp HR here, I'm calling it

Franklin Stubbs said...

Or that

Steve Sax said...

RIP George Jefferson. (Sorry if I missed this earlier today)

Franklin Stubbs said...

Weimar Republic be damned, Spaten Optimator is still a fine beverage.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sherman Hemsley had the best haircut in the history of television.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What the hell was that?

Orel said...

What the hell. Wainwright RBI.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Franklin Stubbs said...

Let's cut this shit out immediately.

Orel said...

Cards two-out madness. Tied at 2.

Fred's Brim said...

fucker

Fred's Brim said...

aren't you due for a disk explosion, Raffy?

Orel said...

I hate it when Hairston does that sidearm-throwing thing.

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with that, Jerry

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loney lives!

Fred's Brim said...

damn, thought Craig was going to muff that one

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn, that's a tough play, too.

Fred's Brim said...

shite - Cruz isn't as fast as Dee is he?

Orel said...

Dammit.

Fred's Brim said...

fudge. cmon, Clayton, straighten it out

karina said...

Hey Minotaur, we miss your 2011 self

*cries*

Fred's Brim said...

dammitall

Fred's Brim said...

Cruz doesn't have much range either

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walks

Fred's Brim said...

i hate them so

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Clayton, one more

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walks

Orel said...

IBB the bases loaded for the pitcher.

Orel said...

Starts him of 2-0.

Orel said...

I mean, fuck. Get Clayton outta there.

Orel said...

Clayton looks like a wet dog.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. Although, ball 3 looked like a strike to me. If it's at your ankles it's a strike, but if it brushes the outside of the plate it's not?

Orel said...

Mattingly visits the mound and leaves Kershaw in?

Orel said...

Maybe this is Clayton's grand plan to tire Wainwright out on the bases.

Fred's Brim said...

UN-FUCKING-ACCEPTABLE

there is absolutely no excuse for that

Fred's Brim said...

that is so terrible. you deserve to lose

Orel said...

I hate IBBing the bases loaded. Seems like it always comes back and bites us in the ass.

NicJ said...

Meh, leave him in. WIth this Dodger offense there isn't a big difference between 2-4 and 2-10.

Fred's Brim said...

3-R triple coming up

Fred's Brim said...

or another walk

Orel said...

GETTIN' SQUEEZED

Orel said...

GETTIN' SQUEEZED

NicJ said...

Yeah, like I said...

Orel said...

Wow, fuck. What a grand clusterfuck of an inning.

Fred's Brim said...

cripes

Fred's Brim said...

so stupid

Fred's Brim said...

walking the goddamn pitcher, that shit is infuriating. I don't think there is anything in baseball that angers me more than that

Steve Sax said...

Wow, this game went from good to suddenly not very good. I'm sad.

NicJ said...

how about IBBing the shitty number 8 hitter in front of him?

Fred's Brim said...

i am sad and angry

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fack.

Orel said...

Get it all out of your system, boys. 8-2 Cards.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic, that's a close second

Franklin Stubbs said...

We appear to be fucked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We can still win!

Technically speaking, or course.

Fred's Brim said...

criminy

Lindblom isn't very good anymore

NicJ said...

Clayton The Stopper.

Hey you're doing it wrong!!!

Fred's Brim said...

eat a D sandwich, Holliday

Orel said...

Why am I still watching this game?

Fred's Brim said...

and of course the Gnats are winning already

Fred's Brim said...

i am wondering the same thing, Orel

Fred's Brim said...

about myself, i mean

Fred's Brim said...

Can we trade Clayton for Dempster and Garza?

Fred's Brim said...

this ump has sucked all night

Orel said...

Great time for the bubblegum-on-the-helmet trick, guys.

Fred's Brim said...

twisted ball for Kennedy

NicJ said...

Dodgers lost the division race in June when they couldn't buy a win. Now we are in a position where we are playing catch up with a team that is simply better. (shudders)

Fred's Brim said...

How does Cole Hamels turn down a 6 year, $130+ mil deal? I hope we don't try to sign him for that much in the offseason

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw man, I was hoping not to have to wear my angry pants tonight.

Maybe the disappointed jorts.

Fred's Brim said...

this is stupid
i quit

Fred's Brim said...

unruly underpants for me

NicJ said...

Pffff, we can sign Cole Hamels for whatever it takes.

New ownership has more "Fuck You" money than Cee Lo Green.

Orel said...

Hamels turned the Phillies down? If so, he's getting so much bank from us.

Orel said...

I am pantsless in protest.

Orel said...

Molina with the rare defensive miscue. This could be our opening to score seven runs in this inning.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"I am pantsless in protest."

But what's your caption?

Hideo Nomo said...

2-2 in SF.

Orel said...

Wainwright hits Kemp's jersey for his last trick.

Hideo Nomo said...

Whose pants are getting hit in retaliation?

Orel said...

Zep-chin-ski in.

Orel said...

HBP then E-4 puts two on for the Dodgers with one out. Time for a seven-run homer.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Who wears pants in the first place?

Orel said...

Loney can't help being Loney. Inning-ending DP.

NicJ said...

(insert Loney DP joke)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Our Loney has a first name, it's S-U-C-K-S

Orel said...

Garbage time for Javy. How far he's fallen.

Hideo Nomo said...

MFPGTUP.