Thursday, August 30, 2012

Game 132 Thread: August 30 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (12-7, 2.84) vs. Ian Kennedy (11-11, 4.44)

There are a lot of reasons why the new-look Dodgers need to get rolling here, not the least of which is that there are 31 games left in the season (including tonight) and we face a 3.5 game deficit in the division (and 1.5 games in the wild card, where we trail Atlanta and St. Louis as well as Pittsbugh (1 GB)). The Dodgers are 2-3 since the Adrian Gonzalez And The Extras (AGATE) maneuver, so we have a chance to level-set that deal as well.

The Dodgers are 4-8 against the Snakes this year (with six head-to-head matches to go); the Dodgers also have a pathetic record against the NL West (24-27), whom we'll see for all seven games on this homestand. And, we have a chance to show the haters that despite the rash of injuries, the Dodgers can still prevail over evil.

But the biggest reason of all for the Dodgers to get their A-game on tonight is the fact that it's Vin Scully Bobblehead night, the final bobblehead night of the year. The Dodgers are a woeful 2-7 on bobblehead nights this year. But tonight we have Scully throwing out the first pitch; his granddaughter Mackenzie Luderer will also kick off the game with the anthem, and Scully's family will herald "It's Time For Dodger Baseball".

Tonight, we absolutely need to win. For Vin.

60 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

5:30 and the gates aren't open yet. WTF?

rbnlaw said...

No shit, Nomo. Stood in line for 15 min to get in.
Loge 163.
Come see Dusty dry hump my leg.

Unless he spots Neeebs first.

rbnlaw said...

Kersh warming up in left field just got into frog pose. Impressed.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Go team!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Punto 2B
Victorino CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Cruz 3B
Rivera LF
AJ Ellis C
Kershaw P

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's just gonna be me tonight, isn't it?

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

I'll be here too Mr LA SC, but I'll have to go to the other side in a second.

As for all the Sons at the game, I'm sure they'll have no mobile phone coverage with Dodger Stadium's hamster-flywheel-powered wifi.

Steve Sax said...

Houston 4, SF 3, B6

Steve Sax said...

Washington spanking (WC leader) St Louis 8-1, T9

rbnlaw said...

Loge 163 , Vinny.

karina said...

I'm here but you have to give me a while, since I'm leaving, Miss Venezuela 2012 is tonight and we are "bonding" over ugly dresses...questions and answers coming up!

Ñeeebs said...

Waiting to dry hump Dusty, Vinny.

Ñeeebs said...

@Karina: Who pays attention to the dresses?

karina said...

@Neeebs that comes with the "X" genes

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw escapes a two-on-two-out first.

0-0.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Miss Venezuela" was my nickname in high school.

Steve Sax said...

You guys gotta see the photo taken from the Stadium tonight. I just posted it up top. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

Giants tie it up in the bottom of the seventh at 4. Pubes up with a man on first and two out.

Steve Sax said...

Astros trying to throw this game away, literally

NicJ said...

Giants have been getting every big hit lately.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, SF up 6-3 thanks to Houston's incompetence

Steve Sax said...

I'd like to think the Giants are just scoring against creampuffs, but so it goes for the rest of their cushy-ass schedule

NicJ said...

Their whole team is just really hot right now.

Gotta cool down eventually.

Steve Sax said...

Shane Victorino back there in the first: one pitch, one out.

NicJ said...

Meanwhile the Dodgers are putting up some pretty horrible at bats so far.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre homer. Calling it.

NicJ said...

The good thing is SF pitching is starting to falter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6hZZ2d7kI

rbnlaw said...

So Cruz has the best at bat so far.
Not saying much.

I need a beer.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Man, Josh Macciello really snapped.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6hZZ2d7kI

NicJ said...

It is really weird how we just can beat AZ this year.

NicJ said...

What happened with Macciello?

NicJ said...

Might be out of the playoff race by the end of this series.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

His Twitter feed is nothing but attempts at creating inspirational quotes.

NicJ said...

What sports team is he pretending to buy now?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He says he's making a push to buy the Heat. He's also obsessed with Stephen A. Smith.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GTFO, CY.

Paul said...

This is great.

MR.F said...

COME ON WIN THIS GAME

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Are you fucking kidding me, Punto?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, Dodgers, this isn't awesome 2011 Ian Kennedy. It's shitty 2012 Ian Kennedy. Act accordingly.

Paul said...

Haven't been watching how many pitches was Kersh at?

rbnlaw said...

Quiet stadium. Not good

Paul said...

Ummmm

Paul said...

Bring in the Uribe!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Way to take one for the team, Chochito.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh good, Rivera's batting. This should end well.

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NicJ said...

I wonder if the Dodgers will actually make a run at Greinke. I can't imagine the payroll is going to get that much higher but we are going to need another starter.

karina said...

how about a walk off?

Paul said...

I hate this season.

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ugh, I'm sick of Punto already.

Paul said...

They are just setting me up to cry.

Paul said...

Close your eyes and swing Rivera.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's my fave guy!

Paul said...

4 1/2 back.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up. Way to go, guys. Great effort.