Thursday, April 25, 2013

Game 21 Thread: April 25 @ Mets, 10a

Hefner and the rest of the Mets' starting rotation. Is there a pair of aces in there? (Sorry for a lack of saggy boobs. [But not that sorry.])

Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1, 4.01) vs. Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 7.07).

After a series-starting pounding, followed by a totally deflating collapse, the Dodgers try to sneak out of Citi Field with a series win and a road series stalemate (3-3). Ryu got shelled by the Orioles for five runs over six innings, in his last start. Hefner got shelled by the Nationals for three runs and 2 HR over four innings, in his last start.

The Dodgers have the fourth-best OBP in the majors (.344) but rank 29th in runs scored (only ahead of Miami). So my guess is, we will only beat Hefner if we can keep hitting balls in play, boy. And if we can make sure our all-star, Matt Kemp, who has just started hitting again, starts the game in centerfold.

(Man, these early morning breakfast games. Honestly, I don't see how those guys on the east coast handle this.)

102 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

We need to increase our On-Home-Base-Percentage.

Paul said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOBS!

Steve Sax said...

1 Crawford, LF
2 Punto, 2B
3 Gonzalez, 1B
4 Kemp, CF
5 Ethier, RF
6 Uribe, 3B
7 Hernandez, C
8 Sellers, SS
9 Ryu, P

What an Ellis-less lineup! I don't predict much offense today, not with Punto, Urine, Hernandez, and Sellers taking four of the eight position slots.

Paul said...

We need Dre to have a big game. This Hefner guy has been pretty awful. I'm sure he will turn it around against us.

Hideo Nomo said...

They might PUSH some runs across.

Hideo Nomo said...

CHUGS PERK

Hideo Nomo said...

Kemp with the RBI single. 1-0 Blue.

Paul said...

Keeping Hefner's ERA above 7.

Orel said...

There's your run, Ryu.

Hideo Nomo said...

There's your Ryun.

Paul said...

Uribe gets a walk.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh. Sellers.

MR.F said...

Always be sorry for a lack of saggy boobs.

Paul said...

^Great Flaming Menudos song.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers in the third.

Steve Sax said...

#FaveFlave

Paul said...

Hefner on pace to pitch well past his 4 inning average.

Steve Sax said...

Sellers, you are not hitting well enough to make stupid fielding errors like that

GET IT TOGETHER

Steve Sax said...

Sellers batting .212
Uribe batting .150
Hernandez batting .083

It's like a giant screaming death spiral of suck

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What's the 'nasty factor" on Gameday?

Hideo Nomo said...

Let me ask Scout.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ryu's change up gets a higher "nasty factor" number than his fast ball and curve. His curve is hardly nasty at all. I would say it's more sleazy.

Paul said...

Hefner has given up 7 homers in April. April. We can't hit this dude?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gameday says "Uribe in the hole."

Isn't he ever...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Sax Either is batting .232 you can add him to your death spiral roster.

Paul said...

He does look like a character on Dig Dug.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Paul: Because you said he was gonna turn it around.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers' 2-3-4 go down much too quietly in the fourth inning. Kemp's K looked especially alarming.

Mets have first and second with one out.

Bottom 4, 1-0 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

@DBT 11:02a: Yeah, Ethier is almost picking up a slot on that death spiral roster. I agree

Hideo Nomo said...

UJTD!

Steve Sax said...

Credit where credit is due: Uribe turned a nice 5-3 DP there.

And didn't eat the ball

Paul said...

We play the ugliest games.

Paul said...

Uribe gets another walk! MVPeee!

Hideo Nomo said...

As I noted on Twitter, Uribe has not swung at a pitch today. I IS CONFUSED.

Paul said...

We can't take advantage of our new Hero's patience at the plate.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Villagers on KCRW, nice accompaniment to this ugly game.

"I waited for Something, and Something died, So I waited for Nothing, and Nothing arrived..."

Paul said...

It's almost as if the Dodgers want me to be productive.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Paul I know what you mean.

My nasty factor at work is starting to climb

Paul said...

Ryu losing steam.

Orel said...

The middle innings: where things fall apart.

MR.F said...

Damn, tie game.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ryu is a five inning pitcher. He's good for 15 outs.

MR.F said...

Gah. Get out of the inning with no more damage pleaseeeeeee.

MR.F said...

@Dusty Baker's Toothpick

6 IP, 1 ER, 7 K, 3 BB, 3 H

That's not bad at all.

Paul said...

Out of it cheaply enough. Now score a fuckin run!

Orel said...

"Andre Ethier flies into a double play, right fielder Marlon Byrd to shortstop Ruben Tejada. Matt Kemp out at 2nd. Two out."

WTF

MR.F said...

Kemp's average is up to .266 now.

MR.F said...

Wait, please explainnn.

Steve Sax said...

I really don't see how this lineup can possibly score any runs at all.

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez doesn't deserve to wear Orel's number

Steve Sax said...

Donnie's making Ryu work for it. He had 97 pitches through six, and here he is in the seventh.

Orel said...

Wow, Ryu back in for the 7th?

MR.F said...

Donnie was probably hoping Ryu could get the bottom of the order out 1-2-3, but Cowgill singled.

MR.F said...

Oh, now Yahoo says Ryu got Cowgill out.

Steve Sax said...

that 1-2 pitch was a strike, ump

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ryu is defying my 15-out theory.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu with two outs and GONZALEZ with a sweet foul out behind first!

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 7

Steve Sax said...

#UribeAteTheGuyWhoAteTheBones

MR.F said...

Great outing by Ryu. Now just score some runs!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Nice outing from the Ryuster

Steve Sax said...

That was an awesome Ike Davis biff there. Ball was IN HIS GLOVE and bounced out.

Hairston lives for another swing.

Steve Sax said...

And Hairston promptly squanders the gift, flying out to right.

Always good to have that .167 PH in there to bring the spark, Donnie.

BJ Killeen said...

Missing the game. I hate early starts. Stuck in a commission
Planning meeting with people even dumber than Mattingly. And I only have 13% battery left on my phone. Don't disappoint me again Dodgers.

MR.F said...

OMG BJ Killeen. I was stuck in a planning commission meeting last night at 7pm with people dumber than Mattingly!

Orel said...

Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson 2m

Dodger Nation: In the 7-3 loss to the Mets in he 10th last night, it was good to see Matt Kemp hit his 1st HR of the season.

I wish he wouldn't say "Dodger Nation."

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Free Van Slyke. He should be our right handed PH. The guy is raking in AAA. They outta give him a chance.

Orel said...

I am not a committee!

Steve Sax said...

Jansen escapes the 8th with a big Byrd strikeout

MR.F said...

Not pretty, but I'll take it. Let's score a run or two, please?!??!?!?!

Steve Sax said...

Punto leadoff double in the ninth. Wow, that was unexpected!

Steve Sax said...

To be fair, Punto is batting .360

Orel said...

Shredder double!

Alex said...

We're business! Let's get the hell outta NY with a W please!

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon gets Punto over to third with one out.

IBB to Kemp.

It's up to you, Andre

Alex said...

in*

probably shouldn't have had that salty dog for lunch...

Steve Sax said...

Here's what MLB GameDay Scout says about Rice IBBing Kemp:

"Scott Rice may prefer to go after Matt Kemp, whose OPS is .621 this season, with the fastball rather than facing Carl Crawford, whose OPS is .811."

Since Crawford isn't coming to the plate this inning, I'm not sure why this is relevant, Scout.

YOU'RE FIRED

Steve Sax said...

ETHIER!


SUCK IT, SCOUT

Alex said...

DRE DAY!

Steve Sax said...

"Good piece of hitting," says Psycho

Alex said...

Golden Showers!!

Steve Sax said...

Urine gets lucky on an infield grounder to short that was unplayable. RBI!

We'll take it. 3-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

And there's Hernandez, on cue, hitting into a rally-killing, inning-ending DP

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez is now batting .071

But sure, if you keep sending him up there, he's bound to get a hit sometime in 2013

rbnlaw said...

Offensive Juggernaut, this team.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wow is that what scoring runs feels like? Me likes!

Steve Sax said...

Well done, League.

Leadoff HR for the Mets. 3-2

Steve Sax said...

League is throwing too much hittable stuff. Jansen needs to close.

Orel said...

Hope you enjoyed your time as closer, League.

Alex said...

I always thought Jensen should've been the dude anyways...

rbnlaw said...

League is not the answer. Lots of questions.

Not the answer.

Tattoos.

Not the answer.

FFS

Steve Sax said...

Baxter hits a shot but Gonzalez knocks it down and gets it to League just in time. Whew!

Orel said...

phew

Steve Sax said...

DODGERS WIN!

Alex said...

We make unclenched butthole party!!!

QuadSevens said...

As if having Taco Bell for lunch wasn't scary enough.

Bathroom party!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuckin shit, good win. High 5's all around

rbnlaw said...

I'll take it.

Come home boys. Come home.

Alex said...

(High 5s DBT)

Alex said...

100

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

MR.F said...

Yay party!!!!