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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Steve Sax said...

200

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ok. Gotta limit the damage, kid

Orel said...

Damage minimized!

Steve Sax said...

Ryu escapes further damage. 1-0 Giants through 3.5

Steve Sax said...

@karen: it's an anagram

Paul said...

Fuck score some runs for this fat fuck

spank said...

@ karen - Posey farms oysters in his crotch during the off season. Crabs too.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty: Elysian Park Grill, left field Reserve.

Paul said...

Occupation: Oyster and clam farmer.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Same old same old

Cliff Beefpile said...

Apparently there is no truth to the rumor that panda was earlier mistaken for the pitcher's mound.

Orel said...

Hey Sax, check your email.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Gnomes.

I spent three - THREE - innings waiting in the LATaqueria line opposite the Elysian Park Grill, so I never had a chance to check it out.

This is a hint of my forthcoming commentary on the new Yard.

Cliff Beefpile said...

What. The. Fuck. Matty? Swing at strikes!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not good

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp was swinging at EVERYTHING last night, and way too hard. He is not in a hitting rhythm whatsoever yet.

Orel said...

Damn, Bumgarner just fooled Kemp, and bad.

Hideo Nomo said...

Taqueria line is cruising tonight. Ask rbn.

karen said...

I love Matty Kemp. Even if he did just strike out. Either he gets better looking every year or my eyes are getting worse.

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Paul said...

Kemp has to learn to trust his shoulder again and he is facing tough pitchers to begin the season

Dusty Baker said...

3-inning wait for my food and beer at LA Taqueria. Then they screwed up my order. Lady kept trying to push carnitas tacos on me when I had ordered carne asada. The difference was clear and she didn't believe me. Someone behind me said "How come white boy knows more about tacos than you do?" (she was Latina)

Finally got my shit. My buddy ordered a giant hat full of carnitas nachos. Took five minutes for them to make. Came out and it was carne asada! We were trippin'.

#ItsNotThatHardPeople

rbnlaw said...

This is not how we imagined it would go.
said 10,000 Korean fans in attendance.

Most in my section. Next to the fucking Gnats fans.

Orel said...

Bumgarner singles off Ryu. Wheels falling off?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not feeling this one, but we could still steal it.

Dusty Baker said...

Hope those Koreans go all North Korea on the adjacent Gnats fans.

Dusty Baker said...

(brings the hate)

karen said...

I want one of those Matt Kemp replica jerseys. I wonder if I can pass for 14.

Orel said...

UJTD!

Dusty Baker said...

UJTD

spank said...

That's a red flag,DB.Never eat there again. You probably ate somebody's pet.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Keep it up with the leather, lads. We're going to need it

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

That's what people get for keeping rats as pets.

Pride of Dong said...

Amazing amount of Double Plays, but we wouldn't need them if Ryu could perform...

Orel said...

C'mon Luis, make your bat match your glove here.

Paul said...

Yeah I'd never eat mexican food at a MLB game.

Orel said...

Damn that fatass.

Orel said...

That is one fast fatass.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm having a Chipotle burrito right now to counter-balance the rat asada.

karen said...

How can that fat ass Panda move so quickly?

Franklin Stubbs said...

What IS the proper collective noun for dongs? Pride is appropriate enough, I suppose

Dusty Baker said...

What a shit-ass AB from Dre.

Franklin Stubbs said...

The lefty problem seems to be ongoing

spank said...

i was once given a bbq'd paw of some animal that a chinese restaurant in san diego tried to pass as bbq'd pork sparewib. enjoy your dinner y'all.

Paul said...

So when do we trade for Manny again?


*cries*

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. 2-1 Coyotes.

One of my teams has to score soon. Right!?

Orel said...

This is all Hanley's fault.

spank said...

hit the fucking ball already

Paul said...

San Diego Zoo leftovers?

Dusty Baker said...

I think your son, Manny, could have better ABs than some of these guys.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I recall a time in a Chinese restaurant, in San Francisco coincidentally, that had ducks on ice in the mens' urinal trough. It was after hours, and they weren't expecting anyone to see.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

EEEEeeeeeeeewwwwwww.

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

Through 5 IP tonight, Madison Bumgarner has thrown 59 pitches, only 13 balls. Hyun-jin Ryu has thrown 55 pitches, only 15 balls

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, if he makes it through 6...not bad considering his struggles.

Dusty Baker said...

Quick just isn't the same as last year, is he, Cliff?

Franklin Stubbs said...

If we had any rumor of offense, I wouldn't be worried

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 1m

Dodger Stadium has filled up nicely. http://twitpic.com/cgk6ev

Paul said...

Big Mac needs to teach them how to hit good pitching. Just like he did in 88.

Orel said...

Ryu is in danger of settling down here.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wash yer pubes, Buster!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: Nope. Then again, he was kind of ridden pretty hard last year and he's coming off back surgery during the offseason. Still, either way, hard to repeat last season's success.

Orel said...

QualityStart™!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ok, then!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hit the damn ball already

Paul said...

Ryu lookin like he is on a fried panda paw high.

Hideo Nomo said...

HOLY SHIT SUPER RACIST CHOPSTICK CHALLENGE

spank said...

Wash yer ears,Dolly Madison.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Way to hustle, son.

Paul said...

Sellers sucks.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It would seem that way

Neeebs said...

unslumber the lumber Dodgers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeesh. Best chance coming up next inning.

Orel said...

Dammit this game better not end 1-0.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm sorry, but was that just an ad for a Tijuana titty bar or not?

spank said...

According to Mattingly,Carl Crawford would do worse than Hairstons 0 for 3 against a lefty. You're the best,skip.

Neeebs said...

Hey guys. What's the mobile Url?

Orel said...

You can't afford throwing errors, Sellers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sellers.

Paul said...

Sellers sucks.

Paul said...

Anyone try the Sutterhome White Zin at the game? I hear its a fantastic year.

Orel said...

I think the mobile version has been disabled, Neeebs.

Neeebs said...

Not going to end 1-0.

karen said...

10 hits for the HATED ones. So far I'm not feeling to impressed with Ryu.

Cliff Beefpile said...

If Neeebs says so, it's good enough for me.

Neeebs said...

That explains my frustration. But doesnt explain this woeful lineup.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sounds too classy for the likes of me, Paul

Neeebs said...

And Kings are losing too!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll stick with the Mad Dog

Orel said...

Might be a different game if the Dodgers had scored AT LEAST ONE RUN in support of Ryu.

Paul said...

Neeebs bathes in White Zin.

Dusty Baker said...

I bathe Neeebs' mom with white zin.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Booze Status: Southern Oregon Brewing (S.O.B.) Pin-up Porter. Not bad.

Neeebs said...

They call me the Zin Master.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Heh

Pride of Dong said...

We are cheering for Belli, not a good 2nd game of the season!

Franklin Stubbs said...

More beer? More beer.

spank said...

@ Stubbsy 8:52pm - you're my kind of broad.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty asked me to note in this space that Belli has a bubble butt. And that he can't help it that he has a bubble butt.

Duly noted.

Orel said...

Fuck you Sellers. Also fuck you Beli for not covering the plate.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sellers. Yeah.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fuck me in the armpit.

That was some bullshit right there.

Pride of Dong said...

No Belli, don't cover home, just run around...

karen said...

Well damn Justin. Just where were throwing to?

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, Justin....terrible throw. My god, terrible. Can Nevada police come arrest him?

Paul said...

He also likes cocaine.

spank said...

you're the best,skip.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mrs. Dusty don't want none unless you got buns, hun.

Paul said...

Fuck! Go back to Sacramento dirtbag!

Neeebs said...

This guy has no business being on the roster.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fooking hell

Paul said...

As spank said. It's all on our Yankee Skipper.

karen said...

I believe Pagan is the devil.

Neeebs said...

Pagen is the Devil is the Flaming Menudos hit album from 1989.

spank said...

Bean this bastard!

hateHateHATE

Paul said...

I thought it was "One Thousand and Eighty Nine Pagan Devils"

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at Sellers!

Neeebs said...

@Paul: That is why I sung the song and you played the glockenspeil.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Score some fucking runs!

Neeebs said...

Score some f**king goals.

Hideo Nomo said...

No GBA!!!!!!!!!

spank said...

Wow. A dodger batter actually got some wood on a ball.

Dusty Baker said...

No GBA tonight, I seen on tha Twitters!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Power Play coming up for the Kings. No such luck for the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

Well this place cleared out quickly.

Unlike the parking lot last night.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

$230M offense ain't looking so hot. Where the hell is Crawford?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm holding out for a Kershaw PH

Dusty Baker said...

This offense looks like SoSG's softball team.

(ducks)

Orel said...

Sad but true, Dusty!

Orel said...

UJTD, a little less joyfully this time.

Dusty Baker said...

UJTD and says "Thank God for no GBA!"

Paul said...

Once again scoring multiple runs seems like an impossible feat.

Paul said...

I drank too much wine today.


Time for a beer.

Pride of Dong said...

If you don't know the choreography, don't do the dance!

Paul said...

At least make this fucker work for his outs Dodgers.

Paul said...

Giants announcers already calling this one. God I hope a miracle happens.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

If you run out of ale, it's Thunderbird wine


RIP MCA

spank said...

GET A GODDAMN HIT YOU MOTHERFUCKING PIECES OF SHIT!

Paul said...

12 0-2 counts for the Dodgers.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Finally! Shit.

Paul said...

Nice AJ.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange "hit" you speak of?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Paul it is beer time Stone IPA

Cliff Beefpile said...

3-1 Phoenix late in the 3rd period. *Drinks*

Dusty Baker said...

Nick Punto will save us all!

Paul said...

Uribe on deck. So we can't lose.

Paul said...

Yeah you can't lay off that pitch Punto.

Cliff Beefpile said...

OK, so it was off the plate...same location as ball 2, ump.

Dusty Baker said...

Pinche PUnTO at that shit.

Dusty Baker said...

^swing

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings losing, Dodgers losing, Uribe on deck, Gunther has the farts, and now I'm out of beer.

Not my night.

Orel said...

Giants got Kershawed yesterday; we're getting Bumgarnered today.

Dusty Baker said...

The out of beer thing is unforgivable, Cliff.

Pride of Dong said...

I yelled at romo, your shirt was incorrect, you can't "look illegal" that's Spanglish and ruined the point you were trying to make. He gave me a weird look back...

karen said...

2 hits tonite. What are we paying these guys for again?? At the beginning of the game Vin mentioned that Sellers is our best defensive shortstop. I think that translates to "we are in deep shit".

Dusty Baker said...

This is some poo poo right here.

Paul said...

Well at least Madison is out.

Dusty Baker said...

Did Stubbs jump off the SM Pier already?

Dusty Baker said...

Romo - the boy from Brawley, per VIn.

He's no Spanky, though.

Neeebs said...

@Karen. Lmfao.

spank said...

caca

karen said...

I hate you Diablo Pagen.

Paul said...

What the fuck is that behind Romo's head. He has hair skid marks.

spank said...

You see. Crawford can do the same job as Hairston.It's a no brainer.



(cries)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well shit. G'night all! See you tomorrow.

spank said...

That was "amazing".

Orel said...

Sorry Dusty, you go. Deleting mine.

karen said...

Spanky...You summed this game up perfectly...CACA.

karen said...

Good night all!

Dusty Baker said...

Shit Sandwich PGT UP

spank said...

the groundskeepers will need all night to clean up the caca left on the field by the dodgers bats and gloves.

goodnight karen

shit sandwich. classic.

Pride of Dong said...

And now, the long drive back to Fres-yes, yes, that's our mayors slogan...

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