Friday, April 19, 2013

Game 16 Thread: April 19 20 @ Orioles, 4p 10a (Game 1)

Lindsey Vonn, O's fan. Tiger Woods, Dodger fan. Will something give?

Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1, 2.89) vs. Jason Hammel (2-1, 4.34).

The Dodgers are scuffling, having been swept by the heretofore lowly Padres, and now enter the gauntlet of interleague play against last year's AL wild card team, the O's. The likes of Adam Jones and Matt Wieters await. Welcome to the majors, Ryu.

But there is some hope: The Dodgers are well acquainted with Hammel from his days as a Dinger-lovin' Colorado Rocky/ie. Lifetime against the Dodgers, Hammel is 2-5 with a 5.47 ERA, so let's see how his game translates to Oriole Park at Camden Yards — and if the Dodger bats made the trip east.

Dodgers tickets

UPDATE:

UPDATE 2 (8:14p): Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Ryu would start the day game, and Josh Beckett would start the night game, as originally planned.

86 comments:

goodchild27 said...

I am watching batting practice from behind home plate ... I thought I could post a pic but apparently not. Believe it or not, Sellers looked good in BP :-)

Hideo Nomo said...

Annnnnd we're in a delay.

Fuckage.

BJ Killeen said...

Can watch some news. They have the second maggot cornered.

BJ Killeen said...

Can watch some news. They have the second maggot cornered.

goodchild27 said...

Lightning and steady rain, dark clouds with darker ones coming. We've just been told to leave our seats due to the lightning :-(

Orel said...

Apparently the rain gods want to see what happens in Boston first.

Steve Sax said...

Goodchild! Thanks for the update...send pics!

Hideo Nomo said...

Yay good guys!

Booo rainout!

goodchild27 said...

Double header tomorrow. I'll send pics, but to which email?

Alex Cora said...

Sellers looked good in BP? How about Hanley.

goodchild27 said...

Hanley looked ok. Though, he had a jacket on over his jersey so I didn't realize it was him at first. I'm field level for all 3 games this weekend, so I hope to send some cool pics! Is there a standard email I should send to?

goodchild27 said...

Also, it wasn't just Sellers- Urine must have hit 10 balls over the wall in bp. Between him and Sellers, that should be proof that Hanley looking good in bp doesn't mean much.
That said, Ethier and Crawford looked great! I missed Kemp while buying micro brews but my friend said he was hitting bombs.

Neeebs said...

sonsofstevegarvey@gmail.com
That should work.

Steve Sax said...

Giants down 1-0 to the Pods in the first inning. Ashley madison on the mound.

Steve Sax said...

@neeebs: thanks for the email addy assist there

Neeebs said...

NP Saxy

Steve Sax said...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured

Steve Sax said...

Rox up 3-0 on Snakes in the seventh.

Pods give back the run, tied at 1 through 1

MR.F said...

Teammates hanging out with each other!

https://twitter.com/HyunJinRyu99/status/325445533126766592/photo/1

Steve Sax said...

Rockies down Arizona, 3-1.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 SF, fourth inning

Steve Sax said...

Erin Burnett, man. I could watch her talk all night.

Steve Sax said...

Padres tie it at 2. Bottom eight right now

Steve Sax said...

Ninth inning in SF, tied with SD 2-2

Steve Sax said...

SF wins, 3-2. Booooooooooooo

Orel said...

@Sax: How about A.J. Burnett?

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: not even close

rbnlaw said...

Meet the new GT; same as the old GT.

Hideo Nomo said...

Whoops! I thought the game started at 1.

BJ Killeen said...

It did. In MD. Where is everyone?

Neeebs said...

Dre!!!!!

Al fin

Hideo Nomo said...

Clearly I don't read my own blog.

Hideo Nomo said...

Settle down, HJR.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh oh, that's just gonna feed the call up Puig crowd.

BJ Killeen said...

Matt Kemp: reverting to little league play.

BJ Killeen said...

@Nomo: PUIG! PUIG!

Orel said...

Lots of Dodger fans in the crowd. Good job, Baltimore.

goodchild27 said...

Thanks for the email address - I got a shot of andre hitting the hr and some cool burst shots of Ryu pitching. Pics to be emailed after game 1.

Hideo Nomo said...

DONE WITH CRUZ.

BJ Killeen said...

@goodchild which one are you behind the plate?

BJ Killeen said...

Matt "Velez" Kemp

Dusty Baker said...

GameDay changed the Fenway Park background to show the now-iconic "B Strong" image. Good work, MLB. Good work.



"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball."

Dusty Baker said...

Sitting in 8C, Vinny!

Will be there tomorrow wearing my Dodger gear and enjoying Camden Yard.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Suretoendfutilely-iendo!

Dusty Baker said...

45

Orel said...

Well that was fun while it lasted.

Orel said...

How is Hammel in line to be the winning pitcher? Ugh.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Are gonna have to watch the Dodgers lose twice today?

Orel said...

Kemp with the grittiest single ever! Broken-bat bleeder past a diving Chris Davis at first.

Orel said...

Only if you're a glutton, DBT.

Orel said...

WP scores Mellis! Tie game!

Hideo Nomo said...

Ports backwards.

Orel said...

Wow, IBB AGon to get to Ethier.

Orel said...

PORTS ORDEP

Orel said...

Damn, Andre. Looks at two fat strikes and swings through the third one.

Orel said...

Collins pulled a Steiner there.

Hideo Nomo said...

Welp, at least it's tied.

Orel said...

Still tied. Showalter switching pitchers like they're going out style.

Orel said...

O'DAY DAY-O

Orel said...

I hope Cruz homers here. Twitter would explode.

Orel said...

HBP! Almost as good!

Orel said...

Wait, isn't Cruz supposed to charge O'Day?

BJ Killeen said...

Ill take Puig for $600, please Alex.

Orel said...

Sellers weak pop-out. Still tied.

Steve Sax said...

Sax checking in just as Jansen checks out. May tingly shipping in all of our pitchers, which sets is up well for the evening game.

Steve Sax said...

5-5, bottom eight one out

Hideo Nomo said...

Aunt May tingly?

Steve Sax said...

@goodchild27: the only way we can tell it's you is if you start streaking on the field

Steve Sax said...

Paco gives up a looooooong double with one out. He is subsequently yanked.

Steve Sax said...

OP@CY rockin' the Seven Nation Army, circa 1834

Steve Sax said...

Belli in. I am guessing we lose this game

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk from Belli. Great call, Donnie.

Steve Sax said...

OP@CY rockin' the Mr Mister, with "Kyrie". Wow, that is a weird pull by the DJ.

CATCH THE GODDAMN BALL HERNANDEZ

Steve Sax said...

Belli sucks the big one this year.

Steve Sax said...

Belli can't find the strike zone with a GPS

Steve Sax said...

Stop Bellisario. Now.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

BJ Killeen said...

Belli should start drinking again. At least he'd have an excuse

Orel said...

O's two-run lead. Game over.

Neeebs said...

Suck.

Orel said...

May tingly's hands are tied with our crappy bullpen.

Orel said...

We can't even use the "at least he's tagging the ball" excuse for Matty anymore.

BJ Killeen said...

Something stinks and it's name is Kemp

Orel said...

#freeButexSpecus

Orel said...

LOSE

BJ Killeen said...

Thanks, nice job Dodgers. Let's do this again really soon.