Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Game 20 Thread: April 24 @ Mets, 4p

Ted Lilly (0-0, -.--) vs. Matt Harvey (4-0, 0.93).

Winning streak! After dropping six straight, the Dodgers look to make it three victories in a row and climb back to .500. Two considerable obstacles stand in their say: Mets phenom Harvey, who beat Stephen Strasburg his last time out, and the Dodgers' own Lilly, in his first outing after starting the season the DL.

Not coincidentally, in their last two wins the Dodgers have scored seven runs per game. Mellis led the way yesterday, and while Kemp may not be hitting home runs, he's 8 for 19 in his last five games. Crawdaddy seems to be cooling down a bit, but AGon is OPSing .987. Indeed, our Dodgers are starting to hit the baseball. Let's hope they keep hitting the baseball.

Pictured: a completely unretouched picture of a man hitting the baseball. Amazingly, he doesn't need to look anywhere near the baseball to hit it, and the baseball has shrunk to the size of a matzo ball. Great job, Shutterstock.

88 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Schumaker LF
Mellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Hairston 3B
Ajellis C
Punto SS
Lilly P

Hideo Nomo said...

Kemp and A-Gon flip-flopped again. No Crawford, but he was struggling a bit anyway.

Hideo Nomo said...

I always picture Magic standing like he appears in his profile pic while he dictates those tweets to someone else.

Hideo Nomo said...

Braves and Rockies tied at 3 in the 5th. Snakes and Gnats scoreless.

Steve Sax said...

Let's just change the context a bit for Magic's quote there, just for comparison:

"Two consecutive free throws for @DwightHoward, and he has started to get back on defense without moping and sulking!"

I mean, really. Aim high, Magic.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Gats.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gat the fucks.

MR.F said...

Kennedy was left in too long.

MR.F said...

Snakes tie it up!

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID BRAVES.

STOOPID DBACKS.

Fred's Brim said...

In the words of The Staples Singers, let's do it again!

Orel said...

Giants take the lead!
D'backs tie it up!
D'backs take the lead!
Giants tie it up!

MR.F said...

Man, fuck the giants.

MR.F said...

Well, more extras. Wear out those bullpens, guys.

Hideo Nomo said...

Rox won. Dodgers need to win to stay 3.5 back, since first place in April is SUPER IMPORTANT.

MR.F said...

Okay snakes, don't blow this.

Alex said...

Alright, Lilly lets do it to it!

Orel said...

Holy shit, we scored in the 1st? Off Harvey?

Dusty Baker said...

On my way home from the Least Coast. Was watching Gnats v Snakes. Snakes on a plane, if you will.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jeez. There's like 3 dozen people in the stands. I don't even think the Mets' parents bothered to show up.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dusty: "I have had it with these mothafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' plane!"

Stewardess: "Sir, please sit down...and put your pants back on."

Orel said...

Ted Lillying things up.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hudson "might have had a little more range"? You think so, Lyons? He sure as shit didn't run us out of innings the way Ellis does.

Orel said...

Hmmm. Lilly three scoreless.

BJ Killeen said...

Harvey don't look as scary as they say he is.

Steve Sax said...

We still haven't scored much on him. 1-0 Dodgers, B4

Steve Sax said...

SF loses in 10

COL wins in 12

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly ain't afraid of no mother fuckin snakes.

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff Beefpile 4:33p: make sure you look at tomorrow's 6am post. Brutal.

Steve Sax said...

Credit-card vertical there for Andre Ethier. Not enough!

But his recovery wasn't bad

Dusty Baker said...

HAHA! I was getting tanked in the airport bar next to a guy who was a Gnats fan. He had the game up on his iDevice so we were watching it together good naturedly. I was hating him on the inside. Hope he has a shitty flight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: I'm somewhat disappointed you didn't give the guy a wedgie and then make a run for it.

"Gnats suck, bitch!" Carry-on in tow.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Harvey is scarier with his bat than on the mound!? That thing was roped.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

It was a rare moment of decorum. I was thinking abt representing Dodgers as an ambassador and breaking through some stereotypes.

But in the back of my mind I wanted to pound his fucking ass into the pavement..

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT IS GOING ON???

Orel said...

And it falls apart in the 5th.

Hideo Nomo said...

#BlameLyons

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. Red Wings tie it up 1-1 in the 2nd. Fuck you, Shanahan!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Lilly gets out of it! Wow.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That could have been worse.

Orel said...

MAN ON WIRE

Orel said...

Dodgers' 2013 slogan: "That could have been worse"

Cliff Beefpile said...

That stupid C.J. Wilson/Josh Hamilton shampoo commercial being overplayed during the Kings game. Startin' to get pissed.

Cliff Beefpile said...

BISON!

Alex said...

BISON HR?!

Orel said...

AT LAAAAAAST

Cliff Beefpile said...

That's definitely a homer. C'mon, ump!

Orel said...

The play stands as called.

BJ Killeen said...

That's a homer for Matty!!

BJ Killeen said...

@Cliff: sorry but the worst commercial is Heidi Klum fake eating a burger.

Dusty Baker said...

#EttaJames

Alex said...

#BelliUp

(clenches butthole)

Dusty Baker said...

Not exactly sure of the timeline here, but I believe the US elected an African-American as president and legalized gay marriage before Matt Kemp hit a HR.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@BJ: Actually any Carl's Jr. commercial qualifies as the worst commercial. Or, at least appealing to the lowest common denominator.

Dusty Baker said...

Carl'S Jr commercials are the absolute worst ever.

Except for those Mini Sirloin Burgers, which I really miss. They should bring those midgets back.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Why is Donnie cock blocking Ethier? Why the double switch?

I don't understand baseball.

Someone explain

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think those were Jack in the Box's commercials. So we can be OK with those.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus christ you are so right, Cliff. I was mixing up my shitty SoCal burger chains that I never go to. My bad.

Dusty Baker said...

http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2010/04/sosg-glossary-msb.html

Dusty Baker said...

Pitching change. Let's get to these cnuts!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm the king of boggle
There is none higher
I gets 11 points off the word quagmire


#BeastiesEasesTheFlightPain

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: You were forced by societal norms to be civil with a gnats fan...no one expects you to be in your right mind for the rest of the day. Hell, that could qualify as PTSD.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck. Detroit up 3-1. I fucking hate hockey so much.

Alex said...

WTF WAS THAT CRAWFORD?!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Wings and fuck the NHL for suspending Brown.

They can stick that little octopus up their ass
They can stick that little octopus up their ass
Oh they can stick that little octopus
Stick that little octopus
Stick that little octopus up their ass

Cliff Beefpile said...

Am I crazy or could Crawford have had that had he not slowed up? Woulda been a tough catch, but still. Shades of ManRam.

Alex said...

Weird read on a hard hit ball to left results in 1 out double for the metrosexuals

Alex said...

Nice diving stop by mellis to save a run, 2 out...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Inning over. Suck it, Mets!

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Red Wings another team to cling to that stupid-ass 'Don't Stop Believin' song. As if they didn't suck badly enough.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well shit, Crawford.

Orel said...

*clenches*

Alex said...

JERRY FUCKING HAIRSTON

Orel said...

League vs. Wright for the game. Two out, up by one, man on third.

Alex said...

FUCK.

Orel said...

sheee-it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Great play by Hairston....shit camera work by KCAL9.


Aaaand Wright ties it up. Goddammit.

Hideo Nomo said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

well this sucks cock

Alex said...

Is there anything Kershaw can't do?

Cliff Beefpile said...

This isn't going well anymore.

Alex said...

FUCK EVERYTHING.

Cliff Beefpile said...

:|

BJ Killeen said...

Nice job, Josh. Don't come home.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We make potty...

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shit-sucking jesus.

Steve Sax said...

Radio show blamed Collins for jinxing the ninth inning by crediting Lilly with the win and league with his sixth save waaaaaaaaay too early

I agree

Steve Sax said...

What the hell happened here????

PGT up.