Friday, September 28, 2012

Game 157 Thread: Sept. 28 vs. Rockies, 7p

"Uma Thurman in 'Kill Bill'? Totally stole my costume."

Clayton Kershaw (12-9, 2.68) vs. Jeff Francis (5-6, 5.54).

"The journey of six games begins with a single pitch," Lao Tzu is often credited with saying, and if the Dodgers are going to make a thing of this, that pitch will be coming from the left hand of Clayton Kershaw. Along with Matt Kemp, Kershaw has demonstrated he will put his body on the line as long as the Dodgers have a chance, and for that we should be thankful.

Unfortunately, the Rockies have a pocketful of the Dodgers' Kryptonite — soft-tossing lefties. Don't let those numbers fool you: last time Jeff Francis faced the Dodgers, it was ugly. The Dodger bats have been super for their past two games, resulting in eight runs per game. What happens when super meets Kryptonite?

78 comments:

Steve Sax said...

I think the key piece of missing info is, what color is the kryptonite?

Fred's Brim said...

is it purple with multi-colored herpes blisters?

Alex said...

I clicked that link way too readily...

NicJ said...

Has anyone here sat in the Club Level of Dodger Stadium? I got some cheap tix on stubhub and want to know what it's like.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stubbs has. It's the one spot I haven't sat in (other than Dugout).

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID NATS.

Fred's Brim said...

PUNKASS NATS

Hideo Nomo said...

Wow. Get no-hit and clinch ANOTHER non-winning season, all in one game. Sucks to be the Pirates.

Fred's Brim said...

and getting no hit by Homer Fucking Bailey as the bonus kick in the balls

Fred's Brim said...

it feels like it happened seasons ago so I barely remember that we go no-hit by a bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

we got something cooking now, AG with a single, HanRam with a walk, no outs

Chad Fonville said...

Playoffs!

Fred's Brim said...

DRE!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre's double scores AG, Hanley to third

Orel said...

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE VICTORINO

Fred's Brim said...

Victorino playing for his next contract! 3-R homer!

Orel said...

Vin said "Shane Victorino Marching & Chider Society." How appropriate.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUUUUUUCK YEAH!

Niiiples said...

Did hell just freeze over?

Orel said...

Check your Niiiples.

Orel said...

Mary Hart in da house!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@NicJ, the last time I sat on the Club Level there were no luxury suites, back in the early 90s. It used to be awesome, but I'm sure it's even nicer now--if a bit impersonal.

Orel said...

Tony Orlando singing Happy Birthday to Tommy Lasorda between innings. That's the first time I've seen Tommy look shy.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre starts us out, Vic keeps us going, 2nd and 3rd, no out

Hideo Nomo said...

RANCHO KERSHARDIENDO

Fred's Brim said...

AJ HBP
Rancho Kershiendo!

Fred's Brim said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

TAKE THE WALK!

Fred's Brim said...

CLAYTON!

Fred's Brim said...

with the Loney RBI

Fred's Brim said...

non-RBI

Hideo Nomo said...

Stupid replacement refs.

Fred's Brim said...

we'll resign Cruz and he'll stink next year, right?

Fred's Brim said...

it's been a long time since I've seen Matty bat in rear time

Fred's Brim said...

Matty mad at himself for not laying off that low and outside shite

Fred's Brim said...

Moscoso has weird sideburns

Fred's Brim said...

Matty draws the walk

Fred's Brim said...

I like it when we draw walks

Fred's Brim said...

So the fan appreciation prize is a 1-year lease on a Lexus? Is that the same as giving a friend a TV as a gift, but it's from Rent-a-Center and you only made the first payment?

Fred's Brim said...

Holy damn, nice catch by not-Bake McBride

Hideo Nomo said...

SO CLOSE to another 8 runs!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre hits a liner but right at the SS

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton nicely through 6

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with a well-hot single, Clayton hitting for himself

Fred's Brim said...

great bunt from Clayton

Paul said...

Go D's!

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton is at 87 pitches. I really hope he only goes one more inning

Paul said...

If Bobby V. was the skipper he would go till about 140.

Orel said...

WOW Kershaw starts with 1-4-3 DP with a between-the-legs catch! GOLD GLOVE HERE WE COME

Alex said...

1-4-3!!!

Fred's Brim said...

holy cow, nice between-the-legs double play from Clayton!

Fred's Brim said...

TAKE OUT CLAYTON!!!
please?

Fred's Brim said...

how many ABs do Colorado relievers have? I bet it's a lot and a lot more than we have seen in a while

For example, Josh Roenicke has 12 ABs this season but no starts

Fred's Brim said...

heh Dinner Navarro won a game for the Reds tonight with a triple in the bottom of the ninth

Fred's Brim said...

lovely, Clayton is still in the game

Fred's Brim said...

wow - Adrian is smooth over at first

Orel said...

I hope the 2013 Dodgers play like this.

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Clayton

now please take him out!

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - me too. I hope we can improve/heal our starting pitching for next year

Fred's Brim said...

heh Dre with another cheapie single

Steve Sax said...

@NicJ, yeah, I have sat on club level. Upside is there are I concession lines and you can walk through the suites' hallways sometimes (clean bathrooms ). Plus during day games it's shaded.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre gets to third on two wild pitches

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with the double to score Dre!

this scoring thing is a fucking revelation

Fred's Brim said...

Abreu HR here would get us to 8 again

Orel said...

Abre-me? No, Abre-you! 2-run HR!

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP! Bobby makes me look smart

Hideo Nomo said...

EIGHT RUNS???

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*
Bobby is still our best option off the bench. I really hope we can improve there next year too

Orel said...

Now they're pretending they're playing against the Coors Field outfield wall.

Orel said...

"Joe Blanton, no doubt wishing they could put a few runs in escrow and take them out tomorrow." —Vin

Hideo Nomo said...

BELIEVE IN THE HASHTAG MUTHAFUGGAS.

Fred's Brim said...

How did these cnuts own us all year?

How did we forget how to hit for weeks at a time?

Paul said...

How did I lose one shoe?

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Wall sticking with that comebacker

Fred's Brim said...

Woop! Dodgers beat the Modesto Nuts!
Partymake!

Paul said...

Nice win boys. Keep it up.

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all

Orel said...

PGTUP