Saturday, April 27, 2013

Game 23 Thread: April 27 vs. Brewers, 6p

Wily Studies the Scouting Report

Stephen Fife (0-0, 7.71) Matt Magill (?-?, INF) vs. Wily Peralta (1-1, 5.16).

Dodgers seek to keep up what could, optimistically and in only the vaguest sense of the word, be called momentum. Crawford and Gonzalez have been anchoring an offense that is beginning to show some signs of life. The already-thin pitching corps was due to send out Stephen Fife today. (I personally watched Fife pitch last weekend in Baltimore, where the Orioles pretty much chased him off a cliff. This guy can blow up at any time, and usually does.) But in an even worse turn of events, this really shitty pitcher gets put on the DL to be replaced by an presumably even shittier pitcher, Matt Magill. Can't make this stuff; it's beginning to feel like we're in a cartoon.

We also get the news that it looks like Mark Ellis is headed to the DL with a quad issue, so look to see Punto and Schumaker fill in until Hanley Ramirez is activated soon and we have more warm bodies to work with. 

Ned, please send off to ACME for some reinforcements!

UPDATED FOR OREL:


82 comments:

Orel said...

WHERE ARE THE BOOBIES

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

See update.

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
AJ Ellis C
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Schumaker 2B
Cruz SS
Uribe 3B
Magill P

Steve Sax said...

Those aren't the boobies I was hoping to see

TWSS

Steve Sax said...

Nice GT Dustometer!

But isn't it "Wile E."?

Steve Sax said...

Memphis by 2 over clips, 8:33 3rd

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Of course it is, but it's a SoSG tradition and legacy to stretch for a bad pun.

Orel said...

Thanks, Dusty. Only tonight's result will determine if you've angered the boobies gods.

Orel said...

I'm glad Erin returned to catch SoSG at its most upright and mature.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 3:28p: oh my god why don't you start a SoSG tradition and legacy blog and post that comment on that blog

Hideo Nomo said...

Wile E.'s chest is exposed.

Orel said...

I love how psyched Wile E. is in the GT picture. It's like he has no worries at all.

BJ Killeen said...

We saw Mcgill at Camelback. Thought that was the last we would see of him this season. Wrong again.

Dusty Baker said...

This is all your fault BJ!

karina said...

Epale,everyone! On my way to the ballpark with the catirrucio, first game of the season :)

Hideo Nomo said...

A-Gon scratched. I just can't anymore.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 5m

Adrian Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup tonight with a small skin infection in his right leg.

Orel said...

AGon scratched because he scratched?

Orel said...

I have a date with some carpaccio tonight.

BJ Killeen said...

AJ Reynolds? Losin it Vinny

BJ Killeen said...

I'll take the blame or the credit Dusty

Franklin Stubbs said...

At the ballpark, Vinny!

Sitting in the reserve with the people tonight.

karen said...

Hi Everyone..I have missed the last 3 Dodgers games and what have I come back to?? I had to have my beautiful Dusty Blue put to sleep (he's my avatar}. Anyone who knows me knows my dogs are right next to my daughter and mom in my heart thus the hysterics. I have missed you all though, just be patient with me if I start balling my eyes out if we lose.

Fred's Brim said...

Humpties? I like it!

Fred's Brim said...

Piss-yellow uniforms? I do not like it

BJ Killeen said...

So sorry Karen. Painful to lose a four legged family member.

karen said...

Thanks so much BJ. He was 17 years old, really old for a big dog but he just kept plugging along year after after. Thank you again, I need all the good thoughts I can get right now.

Fred's Brim said...

Sorry about your hound, karen :(

Fred's Brim said...

mmm that's it give up a walk and a hit in front of Braun

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

i need to turn this off

Fred's Brim said...

Urine could have gone home with that

Fred's Brim said...

a little better defense there and that may have been a scoreless frame

Erin said...

Well, I'm here. If the Dodgers can't give me some runs for my first game back in an SoSG game thread, I will...do nothing and keep watching, because that's what being a fan is.

Not much of a threat, I guess.

Orel said...

@Karen: I'm so sorry about that. 17 years is a great run. Your puppy was lucky to have you as a mom.

BJ Killeen said...

Let's just start our ups with two outs

Orel said...

@Erin: We've been making that threat a lot lately.

Erin said...

Find me another announcer who even knows the definition of "zephyr," let alone uses it properly in a sentence. I love Vin.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sorry to hear about Dusty Blue, Karen.

Steve Sax said...

Tied up! Schumaker hustles and Brewers commit an error

Steve Sax said...

@karen, so sorry about your dog. So sad.

I will toast my drink to your dog--

karen said...

I just came downstairs where the game is on. Did Vinny say my handsome man, Matty scored the run?



Steve Sax said...

@erin, welcome back! You have been missed!

BJ Killeen said...

Please for the love of God, make the wave illegal.

Steve Sax said...

We should have scored more there, but I'll take it I suppose.

2-2 through 4

Steve Sax said...

Padres making it a game. They were down 5-0 and now it's 7-6 SF.

Steve Sax said...

McGill baby!

Erin said...

In a 2-2 game, I think it's at least slightly appropriate now that I mention a t-shirt I designed about Vin and this team. I seriously love it. I hope other Dodger fans do, too.

Please forgive the shameless self-promotion.

teespring.com/deucesarewild

Erin said...

Six innings from Magill. Two runs. That's way better than most of us thought we'd get, right?

Steve Sax said...

This looks promising, two on, none out...oh wait, Hairston is up and Cruz is next

Steve Sax said...

Prove me wrong Hairston! 3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Kemp really needs to be more careful with those runs from second to third. That could have been really really bad

Steve Sax said...

Westbrook done for the playoffs. Guess that SI Durant cover holds true again.

Steve Sax said...

Cruz gets the RBI but with another sacrifice

We have to trade two outs to score one run.

Hideo Nomo said...

Magill, a gorilla, goes 6 2/3.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Way to go boys!

Hideo Nomo said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Erin said...

Unbelievable. And another reason the win is a stupid stat anyway. But it still would have been nice for the kid to get one tonight.

Hideo Nomo said...

That's enough, Matt Guerrier.

BJ Killeen said...

Thanks Donnie. Another excellent decision. Good news: lost in space the first episode is on ME TV.

Hideo Nomo said...

Matt screwed Matt.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUCK YOU, MATT GUH-REAR.

Hideo Nomo said...

DRE! Knew it was gone right off the bat.

Hideo Nomo said...

Everybody else give up on the game?

Erin said...

Still watching. Just quietly.

Steve Sax said...

What the heck? I go pick up an episode of House of Cards, and we're losing in the ninth?

Boooooooo

Steve Sax said...

OKC by 1, Reggie Jackson at the foul line with 8.1 seconds left

Steve Sax said...

At least Colorado lost (3-2 to AZ, F/10).

SF/SD tied at 7 in the 10th

Steve Sax said...

The Luis Cruz experiment has to stop. Really. He's a disaster. Give the kid some time in the minors to work out the kinks.

Steve Sax said...

OKC wins, leads 3-0

Steve Sax said...

Punto works a one-out walk. A-Gon up to PH.

Dodgers down 6-4.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon, with a 2-0 count, pops a high fly ball behind second base. Two out.

All up to Crawford.

Steve Sax said...

Betancourt gives Crawford a gift. This may be delaying the inevitable, but it's still cool.

Men at the corners for AJEllis.

Steve Sax said...

If we drop this game, it's all because of the boobies

Erin said...

So you're telling me there's a chance.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford steals second. Two RISP.

I'm preparing to be depressed.

Steve Sax said...

Not a bad shot, but not enough. Boooooo

Steve Sax said...

Booooooooooobies

Hideo Nomo said...

Tomorrow's game thread: Tits or GTFO.

Hideo Nomo said...

You stay classy, Gnomes.

Steve Sax said...

leadoff single for the Padres, bottom 11, tied at 7