Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Game 2 Thread: April 2 vs. Gnats, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-0, -.--) vs. Madison Bumgarner (0-0, -.--).

It's a Whole New Ryu tonight, as we get to see if the $61.7M man ($25.7M in posting fees; six years / $36M for the actual contract) will perform to his high expectations now that he's clad in Dodger blue. This ain't the Hanwha Eagles (or "Hanwha Chickens", either), that's for sure. I suppose Ryu might get confused seeing the Hanwha Eagles-like orange and black colors on today's opponent. (As long as it doesn't keep Ryu from throwing inside today, especially following the Giants' two-HBP performance on Opening Day). Ryu went 2-2 with a 3.29 ERA (27 Ks and 8 BB over 27.1 IP) this spring, which is reassuring. But now, the real games begin.

Ashley Madison Bumgarner is coming off a 16-win season with a 3.37 ERA (103 ERA+, slightly better than the average pitcher), his highest in any of his three seasons. Bumgarner's spring training line 2-0, 2.29 ERA (18 Ks and 7 BB over 19.2 IP) looks eerily similar, so we may be in for a head-to-head matchup akin to the Kershaw-Cain duel from yesterday. The hype surrounding this game is high; even the Chosun Ilbo is all over Ryu's start. I'm hoping the Ilbo is indeed the Chosun one today.

And that Ryu is the Hyun-Jin that powers the Dodgers to victory.

If Ryu is no shuriken violet on the mound tonight, we should get the win.

Thank you, Los Angeles! Good night!

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Eugenio's Streak said...

I'm field level tonight, roaming the hallways, possibly wearing a 99 jersey, back side covered so people will will think it's a new ryu jersey!

I just won't be able to rationalize the manny dreads...

rbnlaw said...

Reserve for us tonight. Left field line.
Look for the dad in need of a beer with 3 kids in tow.

karen said...

Game 2 of the 2013 season. Ain't life great!

Spank said...

no game for me tonight. dish network decided i'm a padre fan so now i get the san diego version of fox sports.this mofo can't catch a break,y'all.whatever.

FUCK THE GNATS!

EPALE!

peace out

Dusty Baker said...

Hairston, LF
Ellis, 2B
Kemp, CF
Gonzalez, 1B
Cruz, 3B
Ethier, RF
Ellis, C
Sellers, SS
Ryu, P

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

That felt so good.

Posting the lineup, I mean.

Dusty Baker said...

That's rich, Streak.

Steve Sax said...

Streak, rbnlaw, Karen...hope y'all can all get together for a quick SoSG alcoholic beverage!

Dusty Baker and I (and AC) all huddled yesterday...

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still in awe of the frito dog thing that AC had ordered!

Steve Sax said...

AC is still paying for that frito dog, I'm sure

Dusty Baker said...

He's probably still paying for it both financially and gastronomically.

rbnlaw said...

Reserve 43 if anyone asks. Looking for the payday loan booth so I can get a beer and dogs for the wee ones.


Who ain't so wee.

rbnlaw said...

Reserve 43 if anyone asks. Looking for the payday loan booth so I can get a beer and dogs for the wee ones.


Who ain't so wee.

rbnlaw said...

And a double post. Phone service still men.

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, finished reading the GT comments from last night since I didn't get to participate. No, I really don't have anything better to do. And I'm enriched for doing so. I believe commenters are in great form already.

Cliff Beefpile said...

"MadBum takes the ball tonight as the San Francisco Giants take on the Dodgers - 7:10pm (CSNBayArea/KNBR/MLBNetwork)

LIKE THIS to send a BeatLA Chant down to Dodger Stadium"


Fuck you, Facebook, for posting this on my newsfeed. And fuck you, gnats. MadBum. Pffft.

Dusty Baker said...

Cliffy bringing the pre-game hateHateHATE! I like it!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: Hell yeah! hateHateHATE is dish best served hot...in a sack of flaming dog poop.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Field 52, but I know a guy that knows a guy....

Dusty Baker said...

If one is going to come out of the closet, then one might as well come the hell out of the closet raging!

http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/02/magic-johnson-son-goes-public-with-boyfriend-dad-proud/#comments-fullwrapper

Good for Magic and Cookie for accepting their son despite his choice in purses.

karen said...

Ryu's got a mighty tough act to follow, lets hope he lives up to all the hype.

Also, I want to add my gnat HATE to tonites festivities. Hate,Hate, HATE those assholes in their Halloween costumes.

Hideo Nomo said...

Nomo is in the yard. Just saw rbnlaw and gave him the secret handshake. (The secret is that it's a dry hump.)

The place looks great!

Hideo Nomo said...

AT&T LTE working at the moment.

karen said...

I just saw Dusty's comment on Magic and Cookie. What a class act they are.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats lineup:

Asshole
Asshole
Fat Asshole
Oyster Pubes
Bug-eyed Asshole
Asshole
Asshole
Asshole
Asshole

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, Gnomes is dry humping again? Wow.

I've got the game on. They're showing Kershaw's highlights from yesterday.

Steve Sax said...

"Was that fun or what? That was awesome." --Kershaw, post-game yesterday

Franklin Stubbs said...

On the motherfucking sofa, Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

Vin's looking good this year. Black checkerboard jacket, blue patterned tie, matching pocket square. Light blue shirt. That's a good look, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny didn't say "...wherever you may be..."!!!

Do I still tell him??? Because he didn't ask as usual. I'm flummoxed.

For the record, I'm on the sofa, Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

Coming up: Ryu's debut

Dusty Baker said...

Coming up: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wait for it.

Eugenio's Streak said...

I hate when guys bring girls who don't know baseball. As Clayton was getting his award right now, one girl turned to her bf and ask, "he's cute, is he playing tonight?" X•

rbnlaw said...

Like hell it was a dry hump.
*towels off*

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny saying "hot mess" just cracks me up. I wonder if he'd refer to Magic's son that way?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Which reminds me, i've got Spaten Optimator primed. My beer gut trembles in anticipation.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of girls, where Karina at? When are we getting out to the Yard together, Karina?

Dusty Baker said...

Mmmmmm....Optimus Prime.

Wait, I read that wrong, Stubbs.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Potayto, Potahto

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Pod Rays series is June 20 -23 (Thurs thru Sunday), per our conversation last night. Let me see what the Dustettes are down for.

Steve Sax said...

Cerritos Kia commercial...blows chunks

Dusty Baker said...

Yu Darvish is perfect through 6 innings with 11 Ks.

karen said...

@Spanky...It's time for you to kick Dish to the curb. I have had Direct TV for about a million years. Get rid of that nasty Dish crap. We need your hateful energy in the house.

Oh, and BTW aren't you highly insulted that they are assuming you are a padre fan. Hate the gnats. Hate the padres.

Hideo Nomo said...

They play Vinny's pregame spiel on the new scoreboards now. Very nice touch.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty. Gotcha. Let's just keep this roadtrip on the QT so we don't make it a mad rush for tickets.

Luckily, you're not posting anywhere that a lot of people read.

Steve Sax said...

@karen. DirecTV is great, but the processing time it takes to change channels now is RIDICULOUS

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm ready for a debryut.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu sporting a crazy threaded necklace. With his neck, that's got to be a lot of material

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, I want in on a trip to the Whale's Vagina!

And I also want to go to San Diego.

Orel said...

Damn, Karen is bringing some quality HATE! tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Pagan with a leadoff flare single to left center.

Steve Sax said...

Hairston playing for Crawford in left

Steve Sax said...

Here comes Scutaro to GIDP

Franklin Stubbs said...

Here's hoping that's just for the matchup.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, hell no

Steve Sax said...

Scutaro lays down a good bunt, so now it's first and second with none out.

Come on, Ryu.

Hideo Nomo said...

Pablo GITP.

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at this fat sack of shite!

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Franklin Stubbs said...

This SOB rankles me.

Dusty Baker said...

MRI scan on Sandoval's elbow revealed a can of pudding.

Steve Sax said...

Sandoval pokes one and flies out to center. Nice foolin', Ryu.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Heh

Steve Sax said...

Ryu got Pablo with a change...

...of menu

spank said...

Geez,watching the action on Gameday is almost like watching the action on the tube. not really.



(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Darvish now perfect through 7 innings.

Steve Sax said...

that first pitch to oyster pubes was a strike. the ump isn't liking ryu's necklace.

same with the second pitch. what the fuck, ump?

Steve Sax said...

UJTD

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes GIDP, 5-4-3. Ryu using the slow curve again

Dusty Baker said...

Good thing we got the neighborhood call on that DP.

Franklin Stubbs said...

UJTD, fuckers

Steve Sax said...

@Spank, man, you gotta switch off of Dish

I'll throw in $5 toward the cause

Steve Sax said...

(Sax sees commercial)

Hey Spank, can I refer you to DirecTV? And get the $10 off discount?

Dusty Baker said...

McCovey Chronicles goes crazy with hate for the dread DP.

If you can find the GT.

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky: Not up in dis Dish

spank said...

i still hate Hairston.

Steve Sax said...

Hairston batting leadoff? Hmm..

Easy out #1 there.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's not helping

Dusty Baker said...

Well this isn't a very potent top of the order.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW, Stubbs how the hell have you been, brother? Fancy a pint or three sometime soon?

Steve Sax said...

MEllis, 4-3 ground out

Cliff Beefpile said...

@7:16 HA! Can of pudding.

Dusty Baker said...

Table is set for Kemp. With no silverware or plates or cups.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I fancy three right now, as a matter of fact!

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad we live two states away from each other Stubbsy.

Franklin Stubbs said...

But seriously folks...

Been good, but in a bit of, erm, a difficult work environment. It's been consuming me a bit.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp grounds to short, but doesn't run at full speed so the double-clutching Brandon Crawford throws him out at first.

Ryu 12 pitches through 1. Ashley 11 pitches through 1.

0-0

Franklin Stubbs said...

Truth.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Pride of Dong? My new screen name!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs, I just solved the meta today. (No fooling.)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings and Coyotes tied at 0-0 with 9 minutes left in the first period, BTW.

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like Stubbs has the boot of oppression on him at work. Baseball season should help!

Pride of Dong said...

Done and Done!

Franklin Stubbs said...

No shit? That thing was a beast, then!

spank said...

Dish is cheaper than Directv and the extra money i save helps me live the life of luxury that is cheap boozin'.case closed.

Dusty Baker said...

Not much SellBlock could do with that one.

Steve Sax said...

Sellers should have gotten that Pence hit.

Man on first, no out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Underpantses moves kind of like a preying mantis.

Steve Sax said...

Man, this is so nice listening to Vin again. He's talking about Korean history.

Dusty Baker said...

hah! Differing opinion from Sax.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't like the way this is shaping up.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: Nah, I took some time off from it at the end of March...

Steve Sax said...

Ryu already allowed four hits, 18 pitches. First and second again, none out

Dusty Baker said...

Wasn't much on that Ryu pitch.

Franklin Stubbs said...

But what's his opinion on MacArthur?

Steve Sax said...

NICE PLAY CRUZ

Steve Sax said...

5-4 GIDP

Cliff Beefpile said...

CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUZ!

Steve Sax said...

Mellis should have tried for the triple play anyway

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was timely!

Dusty Baker said...

Keep us posted on the Kings, pls, Cliff.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I don't know...it's early, but i'm not too impressed with Sellers yet

Steve Sax said...

this year that is.

I like the kid, tats and all. Just wish he could hit a bit better.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Alternately, I could take advantage of this so-called "tabbed browsing" to keep up with the Kings.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu K

Cliff Beefpile said...

Siddown, Crawford! And cut yer hair!

Steve Sax said...

Get me a Jim Beam bourbon burger, stat

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Yeah I'm not sold either, just think that ball was hit pretty hot and fast up the middle so was hard for Sellers to really react.

There's a Neeebs mom joke in the above somewhere.

Cliff Beefpile said...

1-0 Coyotes.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Right as I typed that, Justin Williams scores! 1-1 7:48 left in the first.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: tabbed browsing?

I can't get that on my netscape navigator

Steve Sax said...

Orioles, first place in the AL East with their come-from-behind victory today

Dusty Baker said...

A Gone almost went.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Aw, shit.

spank said...

Mattingly's on the pipe. He's already dicking around with the line up. Ethier probably threw a bish fit when he saw it.

Steve Sax said...

AGon ropes it...just not quite enough

Dusty Baker said...

Ask Spanky to borrow his Apple II, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Astros, first place, AL West

(man, that is so f'd up writing that, in so many ways)

Pride of Dong said...

Can Ryu hit?

Steve Sax said...

We sure are swinging early on Ashley Madison here.

Weren't we more patient yesterday, leading to an early exit from Cain?

HMMMMMM?????

Franklin Stubbs said...

I will only allow a Kershaw-Dreifort comparison from Vinny.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, it's an apple IIe

Dusty Baker said...

Darvish perfect through 8.

Dusty Baker said...

Bill Joyce is not umpiring the Rangers game.

Steve Sax said...

Andre with a roped double to right!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

E with a patented double.

spank said...

@ Dusty- I just upgraded. Got a second floppy disc drive.

spank said...

get dre home,fucker

Paul said...

Epale! On the road from Paso after a afternoon of wine tasting. Lets go AJ!

Dusty Baker said...

Now you can play Miner 2049'er, Spank!

Steve Sax said...

AJellis strands Dre.

Hideo Nomo said...

Just conquered a Frito Pie dog for Dusty. Now I need a real Dodger Dog.

Dusty Baker said...

Wotherpale'sup, Paul!

Dusty Baker said...

I can feel the indigestion from 11 miles away, Josh.

Paul said...

I forgot to mention I saw some hipster sf fan pass out yesterday. He says he passes out all the time. Make your own conclusions.


*faints*

Steve Sax said...

took a full count, but ryu gets ashley swinging

Dusty Baker said...

I miss the badge game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Piss off, Ashley

Dusty Baker said...

Piss on Ashley.

Steve Sax said...

Pa-GONE

karen said...

How can anyone not love Vinny? My boyfriend can't stand him and is always reminding me of this. I think maybe this is break up worthy.

Steve Sax said...

Hairston nails Pagan trying to get greedy at second

Dusty Baker said...

OUT! Nice throw JHa kid!

Franklin Stubbs said...

FUCK YOU, GREEDY BASTARD!

Dusty Baker said...

First conflicting edits error of the season for me!!! Shit is ON!

BJ Killeen said...

Nice that they're hiring the handicap blind umps for tonight's game.

Dusty Baker said...

Ditch that a-hole, Karen! ;-)

Steve Sax said...

that crowd sounds like it's rockin' tonight!

Steve Sax said...

Sellers gloves that one well

0-0 through 2.5

Dusty Baker said...

I like this Dodger defense.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ryu fooling nobody, but surviving.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Suck it, Pagan! Damn, I really hate that guy.

Kings and 'yotes tied 1-1 at the end of the 1st period.

Paul said...

Traveling at night listening to Vinny reminds me of listening to him under the stars in my youth by the pool on a warm summer evening. Love it.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Pagan!

Franklin Stubbs said...

There is sushi that I don't remember buying in my fridge. I'm feeling lucky, though!

Dusty Baker said...

@paul

And then you peed in the pool?

Orel said...

Just caught up on the DVR. Ryu's not fooling anybody and how much of a genius does Mattingly look like for starting Hairston instead of Crawford?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, that was a shitty at-bat, Sellers.

spank said...

you rock,sellers!

Hideo Nomo said...

Just said hi to Stan Kasten. We're old friends. No big.

Dusty Baker said...

One out away for Darvish.

Paul said...

@Dusty

Every story of my life ends with that sentence.

Orel said...

Yu loses the perfecto with two out in the ninth.

Dusty Baker said...

Broken up!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Does it really count if you no-hit the Astros?

Steve Sax said...

Yu Darvish loses the perfect game

Dusty Baker said...

End of three and still no sniff of an offense. PH Kershaw!

Steve Sax said...

36 pitches for Ryu, 35 for Ashley

0-0 through 3

Steve Sax said...

Man, I get chills from the 42 trailer

spank said...

2 billion dollar team. 2 dollar players at the top and bottom of the line up.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Not sure how I feel about Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey.

Dusty Baker said...

Tonight's game: Are you last night's game in disguise?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't think I could pick between those three highlights.

Hideo Nomo said...

Pro: DS is now serving an actual local craft brew. (Golden Road IPA)
Con: It's $10 for a SMALL and they don't offer a large.

I did not bring this up to Stan. Sorry.

Dusty Baker said...

Where is the Golden Road getting place, Nomo? I never spied it.

Orel said...

Ryu continuing to fool nobody.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ugh

Cliff Beefpile said...

7 hits. C'mon, kid! Settle in.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu gives up ANOTHER two hits this inning. "The Giants are getting closer," as Vin puts it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fack.

karen said...

OK, I need someone to enlighten me. How did Buster Posey get the Oyster Pubes name?

Orel said...

Giants break through. Don't think they're done.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls.

Steve Sax said...

They're waiting for the slow pitch here. Ryu is getting shelled.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Giants

spank said...

i think Ryu's big head is fucking with his mechanics.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, got to head out here. Let's hope that the Dodgers can show some offense soon.

Ryu gets his third K on Torres. Two out.

Dusty Baker said...

@karen

It's a word scramble with his name.

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