Friday, April 05, 2013

Game 4 Thread: April 5 vs. Pirates, 7p

Zack Greinke (0-0, -.--) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, -.--)

Tonight the Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Pie Rats and look to bounce back after dropping their first series of the year to the...I can't even say it. We'll get a first look at he of the tiny head, Zack Greinke, and one can only hope we won't get a look at Johnny Urine at all.

According to MLB.com (AJ Cassavell):
Jonathan Sanchez, who gets the ball for Pittsburgh, is also a new face in a new place. He made the club out of Spring Training after inking a Minor League deal with the Pirates in early February.

Sanchez posted an 8.07 ERA for the Rockies and Royals, and he had what was arguably the worst season for any pitcher in 2012.
A perfect set-up to get our noffense cranked up once and for all, right? Or as so often we've seen, will Sanchez turn into Cy Young pitching against us? Let's hope for the former but start drinking early in anticipation of the latter.

Finally, we'll see the return of former Dodger J. Russell Martin. Guessing he will not be received well by a belligerent Chavez Ravine crowd, unsporting behavior that SoSG fully endorses.

ps - Happy Colt 45 Day!

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Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin is a dork.

Spank said...

BOOO-turds!

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Mellis 2B
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Cruz 3B
Ethier RF
Ajllis C
Sellers SS
Greinke P

Dusty Baker said...

Really anxious for this one.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't care if sellers can't hit, but he better shake the cobwebs out of his glove. That crap was just bad on all levels

Steve Sax said...

The cobwebs may be tattooed into Sellers glove. And the back of his neck.

Steve Sax said...

Of course, the Cardinals roll over and score 0 runs on Zito, handing the Giants the win

Steve Sax said...

I hate the Giants

Steve Sax said...

Royals beat the Phils 13-4. Wow

Dusty Baker said...

Vicrorino having a great night for Boston.

Dusty Baker said...

^Victorino

Dusty Baker said...

According to @Dodgers:

Since 2011, Zack Greinke has gone 19-2 in 30 home starts. He makes his Dodger Stadium debut in one hour.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Victorino is going to play out of his mind this year, because that's how it works around here.

Hideo Nomo said...

See also: Dotel, Octavio.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers Live has the Russell Martin interview now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shiny, happy JMart on Dodgers Live.

Dusty Baker said...

He said his best memory was the 4-HR game.

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT(?)

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get a DAMMIT! ?

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Hideo Nomo said...

Best interview of his life.

Dusty Baker said...

Old friend Xavier Paul just hit grand slam for Reds vs Nats. Reds up 14-0 early in the 4th quarter.

Dusty Baker said...

He was classy in the interview, I have to say.

Can't wait to boo him from my patio.

Steve Sax said...

14-0, over the nats

Steve Sax said...

Wow

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 15. Reds scored half a safety.

Dusty Baker said...

Per some feed I just seen on tha Twitters:

"In Chattanooga tonight -- Yasiel Puig is 2 for 3 with a run scored (from 1st on a double), a SB and ... his first walk since Cuba."

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I am most definitely up in dis bish.

Dusty Baker said...

Welcome, Zack!!

Dusty Baker said...

Roll call: Who is going to the Yard this weekend?

Dusty Baker said...

Apparently Puig just walked. Walked, I tells ya!

Dusty Baker said...

Burrito Express is not Southern California's best kept secret. Book it.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a 3-0 count

Steve Sax said...

Yep, he's swinging. And it's a fly out to shallow right.

Fuck.

0-0 through1

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers go down like a Tijuana whore in the first. Matty 0-11 now.

Steve Sax said...

Burrito Express. Does that refer to how fast they serve the food? Or how fast it exits the orifice?

Dusty Baker said...

The latter, but definitely not the former.

Dusty Baker said...

Not too bad of a razing for Martin when he stepped in to bat. Mainly because there isn't a big crowd.

Dusty Baker said...

razzing

Wicks said...

Sit Down Martin!

Dusty Baker said...

Martin hits a slow dribbler to SS for an out, just for old times' sake.

Wicks said...

Good work mellis.

Steve Sax said...

Martin works a 3-2 count but grounds to short.

Dusty Baker said...

Not a lot MEllis could do with that one, to be fair.

Steve Sax said...

How is the Friday night crowd so lame?

Dusty Baker said...

One might venture to say Greinke isn't exactly attacking the strike zone.

Dusty Baker said...

It is a lame crown, Sax. It's a bit chilly but no excuse for not showing up to support Greinke's debut.

I say from my sofa.

Dusty Baker said...

Jimmy Bramlett reporting that wifi is working tonight. I can't wait to try it out tomorrow night and bitch about it if it's poor.

Steve Sax said...

How many hello kitty dodgers fleece blankets will I acquire?

Dusty Baker said...

Ten if you take all those 8 year olds.

Dusty Baker said...

These Dodger hitters are just swinging away at everything.

Steve Sax said...

ETHIER!

Tied with Kershaw for HR!

Dusty Baker said...

I almost forgot about Dre!

Wicks said...

I thought Dre couldn't hit lefties. hahaha

Steve Sax said...

Well done Andre. On a lefty no less

Dusty Baker said...

I'd love to see Dre have a terrific year. With all the talk of Kemp and the new signings, he's kind of gotten lost. Unfairly in some respects. If he's cranking, it could become infectious as we've seen in years past.

Steve Sax said...

I know Dre will have a great first half. It's the second half about which I'm worried.

Wicks said...

Greinke has good stuff tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Stop swinging at everything sellers

Steve Sax said...

Greinke knows how to reach base.

Is McGwire only talking to the pitchers?

Steve Sax said...

Crawford is speedy. And, unlike other speedy guys we've got, he gets on base.

Dusty Baker said...

DON'T SLIDE LIKE THAT, GREINKE! I mean, I admire your tenacity and all, but shit, don't try to take out the 2B.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty: I like Russell Martin as a Pirate, but not as a Yankee.

Dusty: I don't like my own mother as a Yankee.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

My chiropractor has an autographed Cards McGuire jersey in his waiting area. I told him to stop being lame his whole life and get a Dodgers jersey up in this bitch.

Steve Sax said...

Lets go Ellis

Get on so kemp can knock a three-run hr

Alex said...

WTF was thy Crawfish?!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dusty - how the hell are you? How was your winter?

Alex said...

^ that*

Steve Sax said...

48 pitches already for greinke

Steve Sax said...

Boom

K

Steve Sax said...

I like McCutchen

Dusty Baker said...

@DBT

All good, my wooden dental implement brother! Glad to be back up in dis bish. And glad you are, too.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd take McCutchen on my team any day. Love that guy.

Steve Sax said...

McKutchen

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...just saw your chiropractor comment, DBT.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Thx Alvarez that's exactly what Greinke needed, a one pitch out. Thata boy

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@DB true story... I saw my chiro yesterday.

Steve Sax said...

Is kemp even running hard to first? That was beatable.

Steve Sax said...

AGon with a two-out hit

Wicks said...

Bison is not Bison right now.

Steve Sax said...

Jellis gets Martin on a pop foul. Nice play AJ

Steve Sax said...

Now THERE is a good play, Justin!

Hideo Nomo said...

We're winning, right?

Dusty Baker said...

Nice defensive play, Sellblock!

Dusty Baker said...

Great big grin from Greinke after Sellers' fine play.

Dusty Baker said...

15 of 16 retired by Greinke including last 10 in a row through 5 innings.

Dusty Baker said...

And just like that, Ethier regresses.

Dusty Baker said...

Bring the Foo, AJEllis!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Way to Foo!

Hideo Nomo said...

Tiny headed home run here.

Dusty Baker said...

Greinke with a nice hit!

Dusty Baker said...

Samuel Jackson said to make some noise. I would do it if I were you.

Hideo Nomo said...

D'oh!

Dusty Baker said...

Shitfire. I am getting blue balls sitting here wanting a breakout scoring inning.

Orel said...

Shoulda sent A.J.!

Dusty Baker said...

100 years ago today Ebbets Field opened.

Thank you Vin for that great Vingnette about Ebbets Field and Frank Sinatra.

Hideo Nomo said...

A whole new blue balls.

Neeebs said...

Snark

Neeebs said...

Snark

Hideo Nomo said...

Goose!

Neeebs said...

This game is making me sleepy.

Neeebs said...

Kemp looks too thin this season.

Dusty Baker said...

Surlyneeebs!

Neeebs said...

Monologues are good.

Neeebs said...

Neeebs is drinking some Chilean alcohol concoction.

Orel said...

KEMPHIT

Alex said...

BISON!

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp is off the schneid!

Orel said...

Take a bow, Matty!

Wicks said...

BISON ALERT

Hideo Nomo said...

EX LAX!!!!'

Neeebs said...

I guess Kemper is not going over the season.

Dusty Baker said...

Pisco, Neeebs?

Dusty Baker said...

Wow that Kemp hit sure got the comment lurkers to come out!

Steve Sax said...

The long national kemp nightmare is over

Neeebs said...

@DB: No Pisco. Clerk. Sort of a Chilean sangria, but with a higher alcohol content.

Steve Sax said...

@dusty: seriously. Dudes, you Luther's only show up for happy hour? The SoSG bar has been open for hours!

Dusty Baker said...

There we go, A Gon!

Neeebs said...

Gonzo

Alex said...

RUN(s)!!!

Steve Sax said...

HERE we go!

Back to back doubles from Kemp and AGon!

Orel said...

Two consecutive hits? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS

Orel said...

Vin just said UJTD in reference to giving up a walk. Hmmm.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, we finally remembered we were facing Jonathan Sanchez.

Steve Sax said...

Sanchez dirtied. 3-0 LA

Neeebs said...

"Pitching so well until he gave up the walk. Up jumped the devil." Classic Vin re:Sanchez.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: I noticed that UJTD reference there as well.

Jumpin' devils are everywhere

Neeebs said...

Orel you have faster fingers.

Orel said...

TWSS

Neeebs said...

When Vin references UJTD, I quickly look around for Spanky.

Steve Sax said...

AGon snares! 1 out

Steve Sax said...

Another quality start for the Dodgers. Four in a row

Orel said...

Great stuff, Zack. Nice to know we have a legit #2 pitcher.

Steve Sax said...

Well done Greinke!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's give a standing ovation to Greinke.

Wicks said...

Good job Greinke. I also must say no MLB manager should wear a hoody. Sort it out Donnie...

Steve Sax said...

Why is the "Opening Series" grass stencil still up? Wasn't that only for the giants' series?

Steve Sax said...

@orel: what is TWSS again?

The White Sox suck?

Dusty Baker said...

Paco time. Let's close this out, boys.

Steve Sax said...

AJ nails mcCutchen! Wow

Orel said...

A.J.'s got a gun!

Neeebs said...

AJ

Alex said...

Someone photoshop grienke's head on that shruken headed guy from 'Beetlejuice'

Dusty Baker said...

McCutchen goes down trying to steal 2B! Right on AJEllis.

Steve Sax said...

That's at least two base stealers that AJ has nailed this year

BJ Killeen said...

I kept nagging Kemp. That's why he finally hit. Sweet to see in person

Steve Sax said...

And we

Are

STRETCHING

Dusty Baker said...

@Alex Terrific idea!*

*If I knew how to PhotoShop

Orel said...

@Sax: Think Michael Scott from "The Office."

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for doing your part, BJ!

Wicks said...

I watched Paco a lot in college. He has nasty stuff.

Orel said...

I'll say it again: That Capt. Morgan knows how to par-tay.

Alex said...

I wish I was that swift when drinking Captain Morgan...

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA

Neeebs said...

Loving that Captain Morgan commercial.

Dusty Baker said...

That Captain Morgan commercial makes me want to switch careers and be a pirate. Pirates are cool.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: ohhhhhh. Got it.

I did consider it, long and hard.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: you traitor! The pirates are our ENEMY

Steve Sax said...

Lakers 59, grizz 58 2:42 3rd

Orel said...

Capt. Morgan and Andrew McCutchen are the only cool Pirates.

Steve Sax said...

Sellers still can't hit, however

Orel said...

Hello, ladies behind the on-deck circle.

Neeebs said...

Pirates are only cool if you are the captain. Ordinary Pirates lead lives that are Nasty, Short, Brutish, and Poor.

Dusty Baker said...

And Keira Knightley.

Alex said...

Damn that foul ball was SPICEY! Hope everyone is ok...

Alex said...

Penelope Cruz?

Neeebs said...

Ignatius J.Reilly?

Orel said...

Yes please.

Dusty Baker said...

When I'm in New Orleans, I like drinking at Laffite's, which is one of the oldest taverns in the US and was once owned by the pirate of the same name. Everything in there is all weathered and crooked; you can barely put your beer down or it slides away. Awesome spot. After I'm over served, I like talking like a pirate.

Alex said...

Damn! just went back to check out the babes behind the on deck circle - good lookin out, Orel!

Orel said...

That was meant for Penelope. Although it would be fun to hang with Ignatz. Communiss!

Dusty Baker said...

Are you transcribing that Vin piece on Ebbets Field, Orel?

Orel said...

Orel never steers you wrong.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I gotta admit, Russ bothers me much less as a Pirate than a Yankee

Orel said...

You read my mind, Dusty. Was going to go through the neighborhood business.

Neeebs said...

Ignatius would flatulate and make you pay for the drinks.

Orel said...

The desiccated corpse of Larry King is in attendance!

Neeebs said...

Then again so would Spanky.

Orel said...

@Neeebs: But he serves a mean hot dog.

Neeebs said...

@Orel: You read any Jonathan Trooper?

Dusty Baker said...

Where the hell is Spanky?

Orel said...

@Neeebs: No -- you recommend?

Orel said...

Good job, Ken Lee. You're next, League.

Dusty Baker said...

Kenley gets us through the top of the 8th. Let's tack on some runs, just for giggles.

Neeebs said...

Laugh out loud author. Wouldn't call it literature but fun reading. Check him out.

Orel said...

What should I start with? For yuks I would recommend Bill Bryson and Carl Hiaasen.

Neeebs said...

Just found out that a friend of the family's daughter is married to Brandon League.

Neeebs said...

All are good.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I like Bryson, but I think he's at his best when he's got a more focused subject

Orel said...

OK, will add to Kindle list.

Orel said...

Vin's new fave: Starling Marte.

Orel said...

@Neeebs: Dinner's on them!

Dusty Baker said...

Ump has a very low strike zone tonight.

Orel said...

Richard Linklater is directing Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in the film version of "A Walk in the Woods."

Orel said...

@Stubbs: Opinion of "A Short History of Nearly Everything"?

Hideo Nomo said...

Rotten luck there.

Neeebs said...

Tropper not Trooper

Dusty Baker said...

Oh my god, why don't you just start a book club...

Dusty Baker said...

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