Saturday, April 20, 2013

Game 17 Thread: April 20 @ Orioles, 4p (Game 2)

Guess which Dodger was here?

Josh Beckett (0-2, 3.26) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (0-2, 4.00).

Since the Dodgers hadn't been back to Oriole Park at Camden Yards since 2002, Mother Nature wanted to make sure their first visit in 13 years was a doozy. Hence today's double-header, whose second game pits two hard-luck starters. Beckett had two starts in which he gave up three runs each over 6.0 and 5.0 IP, but his third and most recent start was a tough-luck outing with 8.1 IP and 1 ER, awarding Beckett the loss. Brutal.

Chen has also had three starts this year, the last two of which were both quality starts (6.1 and 6.0 IP, 3 ER each), but also both of which rewarded him with losses. Both starters go out there tonight to one of the majors' most beautiful stadiums, but flanked by tired teammates who have already played one today.

But if I could Wei-Yin here, I'd guess that the Dodgers will end up splitting the doubleheader (in 2002, we went 2-1 @ Camden Yards). That is, unless Juan Uribe could...tip the scales?

40 comments:

Orel said...

Who's psyched for Game 2?!

Orel said...

Yeah!

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread from Game 1 up.

Steve Sax said...

The Dodgers used Jansen, Rodriguez, and Belisario in Game 1.

Not a lot of options left for Game 2.

BJ Killeen said...

Just heard: Mrs. Willie Mays died yesterday. :-(

Paul said...

Our bench is so bad the DH actually hurts us.

Alex said...

My first sighting of Collins and Psycho...

(Mutes TV).

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodgers have two wins since trading away Harang on April 11. (Including the win on that same day.) Was his soul patch a good luck charm?

Steve Sax said...

Wait, we SCORED first?!

karina said...

i loved how Crawford sweated that run, that was the player i was worried about and it turns out he's the one he's making me happy about

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Yawn...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Karina me too. Crawford is s really good player. He's got game!

Steve Sax said...

Tied at 1

Steve Sax said...

Beckett having trouble getting that third out

karina said...

el Gordo Uribe is useless

Steve Sax said...

Kemp almost goes yard there. But he doesn't.

BJ Killeen said...

Now pitching: Josh Fuckett

Paul said...

This team is sad.

BJ Killeen said...

Beyond sad.

BJ Killeen said...

Beyond sad.

BJ Killeen said...

I'm going to gouge out my eyes so I don't have to watch anymore.

Steve Sax said...

Beckett, Dodgers falling apart here in the fifth. Crawford had a shot at that long fly ball though it was pretty well jacked.

Hideo Nomo said...

Game over.

Continue?
Insert $230,000,000.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly had better turn this shit around, fast.

Steve Sax said...

Juan Uribe: #iatethebones

QuadSevens said...

Now down 6-1.

QuadSevens said...

And I've been stuck on Candy Crush level 41 all day.

goodchild27 said...

At least everyone around me in camden yards is having fun ... I'm drunk and this game sucks.

QuadSevens said...

AJEllis with a weak liner for a single to start the 7th. Tub O Lard Uribe up.

QuadSevens said...

AJEllis with a weak liner for a single to start the 7th. Tub O Lard Uribe up.

QuadSevens said...

@Goodchild

The drunk first part of your statement takes care of the second part.

QuadSevens said...

I think I was drunk by association when typing that.

Steve Sax said...

Down 6-1 in the seventh. Unbelievable.

Steve Sax said...

@Q7, I'm stuck on Candy Crush 147

Johnny Blanchard said...

Here's the thing here--our team sucks. Why in the motherfucker do we bring in Rolls Royce ownership and keep our shitty Yugo GM? Say what you will about our bottomless checkbook, and feel really good about it, but at the end of the day, we have a guy who is a gladhanding, smooth talking douchefuck with a stupid rug. Guerrier, overpaying the Red Sox in the trade with prospects, no 3B acquired (apparently thinking Luis Cruz was not a mirage).

That said, I'm overreacting. But he's not a *good* GM. He is mediocre to beat the band. And his bad signings are as bad as anyone's. But at least he doesn't sleep with a spreadsheet, preferring to give handies to scouts!

Sorry, I never post. When are we doing softball again?

BJ Killeen said...

When we lose we will now have the longest losing streak in MLB. congrats on being first in something Dodgers.

Wicks said...

Donnie might not survive April and if he goes that sack of you know what GM from SF should go with him.

I'm off to drink another Boddingtons or two...

goodchild27 said...

Booooooooooooooooo

QuadSevens said...

@Sax I'll get there...eventually.

Orel said...

Wow. crap play bringing out the hate! I guess misery really does love company.