Sunday, April 07, 2013

Game 6 Thread: April 7 vs. Pirates, 1p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1, 1.42) vs. Jeff Locke (0-0, -.--).

The Dodgers have held the Bucs scoreless over two games. Of course you gotta beat the bad teams, but let's not pretend we can trot out Greinke and Kershaw every series. So we turn to Ryu, who was steady but not overly impressive in his debut in blue. The Pirates are the only homerless team in the majors, so here's hoping the Dodgers pitching staff keeps it that way.

As for Locke, who was promoted to Pittsburgh's rotation after two years of spot-starting? The Dodgers are tied with the lowly Marlins for the second-lowest run total in the majors, so the (Jimmy) Key is: Start hitting with runners in scoring position already. Let's do this!

UPDATE: Sax just found out he's going to the game. He won't be too mobile during the game, but if you're going, leave a comment in this thread...

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Steve Sax said...

We've got a guy named Locke pitching against us, and no reference to Two Treatises of Government?

I Kant believe it!

Steve Sax said...

(Nice GT though Orel)

Dusty Baker said...

Orel skipped the Lost reference, too (appropriately).

Neeebs said...

I'm a Thomas Hobbes guy myself.

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
Punto 2B
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Hairston RF
Uribe 3B
Fed C
Sellers SS
Ryu P

Franklin Stubbs said...

There was a Locke reference in there, but Thomas Jefferson changed it at the last minute.

Steve Sax said...

I'm a Calvin and Hobbes guy myself.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: You say "Estate", I say "Pursuit of Happiness"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Because those are exactly the same thing, right?

Hideo Nomo said...

Go for the sweep, Ryu!

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm a Calvin Broadus guy myself.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Is it baseball time yet?

Steve Sax said...

Got a late hall pass! See you at the game boys and girls

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 11:01: that's a pretty sweet pun. Hopefully we can use it in the PGT

Orel said...

Have fun, Sax!

Paul said...

I think it's time for a grand slam.

Paul said...

Hopefully Ryu doesn't try to overcompensate and pulls a hammy running to first. I suggest skipping.

Orel said...

Or rolling.

Orel said...

On my ass, Vinny!

Orel said...

Ryu starts starts us off with a strike.

Orel said...

Shit. Another single.

Orel said...

Vin just said "Dr. Dre."

Orel said...

Cutch kills it. 2-0 Pirates.

Alex said...

So much for the Bucs HR drought ...

Orel said...

Ryu shaky. Bullpen's going to get some work today.

Paul said...

This is not the start we are looking for.

BJ Killeen said...

Do we need a translator on the mound to tell Ryu where to pitch?

Paul said...

Great stop Uribe!

Orel said...

Uribe saves Ryu's bacon. Then eats it.

Paul said...

Ryu has no grip on his curve.

Orel said...

Ryu needs 23 pitches in the 1st.

Pride of Dong said...

Eat contest between uribe and Ryu, we all lose...

Orel said...

Let's hope Ryu isn't Korean for Penny.

Orel said...

Shredder single!

Orel said...

C'mon, Kemp! Pull a McCutchen!

Orel said...

Kemp is all out of sorts.

Orel said...

WHY DID THEY STOP PUNTO AT THIRD?

Orel said...

Nice to see Matty hit the two-strike double.

Paul said...

Hey Punto you slide on by a base.

Paul said...

2-0. Lock in Gonzo.

Paul said...

Nice!

Orel said...

AGon 2-RBI single! All tied up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's more like it.

Orel said...

Sorry Jerry. No Twitter account for you.

Hideo Nomo said...

Woot!

Orel said...

Sons of Steve Garvey ‏@sosgsosg 1m

Attention nature photographers: A rare hit with RISP has been spotted at Dodger Stadium. -N

Dusty Baker said...

Back in the sofa, Vinny!!

Orel said...

Sellout today, per Vin.

Orel said...

It's amazing Uribe can even make contact with that whippy swing.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine brings us back to noffense reality.

Hideo Nomo said...

I wonder if Uribe isn't listening to Mac, or Mac just isn't bothering to work with him.

Orel said...

Ryu with the 1-2-3 2nd thanks to a quick glove on a comebacker.

Orel said...

Mac's a hitting coach, not a miracle worker.

Orel said...

But I like our old Fox Sports West girls!

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 1m

A day after hitting his first HR, Yasiel Puig was 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI.

Hideo Nomo said...

Vin got a little lost there.

Dusty Baker said...

I know contact doesn't win championships but that was a sweet (non)hit by T Fed. I thought that ball might be going somewhere.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh. Sellers comes out to that awful AwolNation song.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep. It fooled me.

Good looking swing.

Orel said...

One of the few times I've heard Vin correct himself. Said "Two streakouts, I mean strikeouts."

BJ Killeen said...

40 pitches. Hmmm

BJ Killeen said...

Too late to trade Ryu for Harang?

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky just had two streakouts.

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu's face is just plain fat.

This fact brought to you by Sam Adams Alpine Spring.

Orel said...

Mark Saxon ‏@markasaxon 2m

From April 26 thru June 12, the Dodgers play just nine of 49 games outside California

rbnlaw said...

I know it's early yet, but I'm growing tired of the Sellers/Ryu combo at the bottom of the order.
Caused me physical pain to watch it Tuesday at the Ravine.

Orel said...

What are you going to do, move sure-out Sellers up i the order?

Dusty Baker said...

Crawdaddy!

Orel said...

Please stay healthy, Carl Crawford.

Paul said...

It is nice to have a proper lead off hitter.


Just pray he doesn't break.

Dusty Baker said...

The Craw is our master! #ToyStoryPuns

Orel said...

That story sounds transcribeable.

Dusty Baker said...

Plus, Crawdaddy knows how to wear his uni the right way.

Orel said...

KempBI!

Dusty Baker said...

RBI for Kemp. Dodgers lead 3-2 now.

Paul said...

Matt knows he doesn't have to swing every first pitch?

Dusty Baker said...

A Gon homer right here.

Dusty Baker said...

I wish.

Dusty Baker said...

Another Dodger marriage it sounds like. Mazel tov, kids!

Steve Sax said...

Pretty big crowd today. Cell service seems to have improved...

Steve Sax said...

Must we play Skrillex, when Hairston reaches first?

I mean, I want to root for him to get on base. But I'm torn.

Steve Sax said...

@dusty 2.20p: yep, another proposal!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe hits it so Hairston is sacrificed...

...and made into Uribe's dinner

Paul said...

Uribe Part 12: Uribe in Space.

Steve Sax said...

FedEx roped his last AB to left. Let's see how he does here

Steve Sax said...

Earns the walk!

Cell reception is rolling baby

Steve Sax said...

Yay for improved cell phone coverage at the Stadium. I haven't sent this many bars since bourbon street

Steve Sax said...

At least Sellers didn't GIDP I suppose

Cliff Beefpile said...

It doesn't seem fair to make Ryu play right after he's just had his wisdom teeth pulled. Oh, that's just his face?

Orel said...

Vin with a history lesson!

rbnlaw said...

Fuck this bottom of the lineup shit. Get well Hanley.

Soon!!!!

Neeebs said...

Is there a reason why Sellers can't be swapped for Dee G?

rbnlaw said...

I'm no hitter. Ryu?

Steve Sax said...

It is pretty loud here this season.

Cliff Beefpile said...

WWII stories from Vin, try getting that from any other broadcaster in sports.

Neeebs said...

Cliffee. Lmfao

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I was just about to comment about the history lesson. But then I didn't want to speak negatively about our Vin, so I refrained.

#EnoughAboutKoreanGeopolitics

rbnlaw said...

Your lips to Don's ears, Neeebs.

Steve Sax said...

They've gotta lower the volume on these speakers a bit

Dusty Baker said...

Just came from brunch downtown. Beautiful to see so many LA hats on folks walking around.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

If it's too loud, you're too old!

I too think it's too loud.

Steve Sax said...

Seriously. This North Korea posturing had better end soon, or every fifth game I'm going to feel like it's AP prep class again.

Or Model UN.

Paul said...

This ump's zone is high.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Neeebs is right, what is this love affair Mattingly seems to have with Sellers?

Alex said...

Lob City up 92-80 with 5:51 left in the 4th...

Dusty Baker said...

Model UN...nice!

Orel said...

3 Ks for Ryu.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah the cell service was great last night, Sax. Though the Yard wasn't full like Opening Day, there were still a lot of folks out.

Orel said...

Starling Marte McFly

Cliff Beefpile said...

Steve Blake is to the Lakers what Justin Sellers is to the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Saw a Twitter joke a few days ago about the Dodgers being called LOB City.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier tracks down out #3!

Paul said...

Lot of weak fly balls for the Bucs.

rbnlaw said...

Jer-ry, Jer-ry!

Steve Sax said...

They're honoring the Father of the Game right now

Dad must not be here today

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel: HA!

Paul said...

How far up are you Sax?

rbnlaw said...

@Orel. I believe it was our friend Dylan Hernandez who uncovered that gem.

Orel said...

Holy smokes this Crawford move could work out after all.

Dusty Baker said...

This Crawford guy might just work out.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

rbnlaw said...

Sax only sits where beer sales are more expensive and cut off in the 6th.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford is a fucking MACHINE!

So this is what it's like having a lead off hitter!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm starting to love Crawford.

*Dry humps the couch*

rbnlaw said...

Crawford is the new Kemp, circa early 2012.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul 2:41p: I've been nomadic. Three innings on field, then up to reserve level to take my kid to the mini-sirloin playground. Now we are in loge 103.

Staying in the shade is key. Kid is occupied by a malt.

Cliff Beefpile said...

PUTO!

Orel said...

Right you are, rbn:

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 4 Apr

It's only 3 games. But if this continues, we could be nicknaming the #Dodgers "LOB City," as @gharo34 tweets.

Dusty Baker said...

Bottom of the fifth action! I likes.

Steve Sax said...

Nice shot punto

Dusty Baker said...

I was in Loge 101 last night. Fabulous view. I cried.

Speaking of crying, where the hell is Fanerman?

rbnlaw said...

What's it called when a batter strikes the ball and it's not caught by a fielder? Only saw it twice on Tuesday.

Orel said...

Did Kemp swing at the first pitch?

Dusty Baker said...

What was that non-swing Kemp just did? Whoa! What a concept.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This ump is all over the place. Worked to our advantage on that pitch, but still.

rbnlaw said...

I love loge.

Orel said...

Damn, Matty.

Steve Sax said...

Not so nice GIDP, kemp

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is channeling Loney

Dusty Baker said...

Shredder should have shredded that fool 2B knee.

Alex said...

I appreciate the hard slide, punto

rbnlaw said...

Punto is crazier than a shithouse rat.

Orel said...

Just a single here, AGon.

Dusty Baker said...

Joyce Dewitt is w Braves now?

Steve Sax said...

@paul, are you here?

Nice RBI AGon

Orel said...

Thrown out a second. Uh, that'll work.

Dusty Baker said...

That's the way you do it, Kemp!

Then you don't try to take 2B.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Frankly, I think this whole offense thing is a passing fad.

Steve Sax said...

Gonzalez thundering around the bases was not pretty

Orel said...

The Cards rocked Matt Cain today. All is right with the world.

Dusty Baker said...

Excellent news, Orel!

rbnlaw said...

Per Fox: At recalls 1B Blake DeWitt from AAA Gwinnett.


1B?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Even the organ sounds loud. Turn it down, Nancy Bea!

Steve Sax said...

Nancy bea playing something totally unintelligible in between frames.

I'm not good with the Paul Anka catalog

Orel said...

ENTERING TRANSCRIBE MODE

Dusty Baker said...

Interesting Vignette on Bill Singer and the first save. I never knew that.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit Orel, you're always one step ahead.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: if we could just find someone in this blog readership who could type fast and transcribe audio. Hmmmm...

Steve Sax said...

Ryu with K #4

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ryu settling in?

Steve Sax said...

Idiots on loge (even side, of course) trying to start a wave

Booooooooooo

Paul said...

@Sax

No I'm home teaching the boy the fundamentals of baseball viewing minus Korean War History.

rbnlaw said...

"Big play by Juan Uribe."

There is no god.
#Simpsons

Dusty Baker said...

Since Ryu doesn't pitch between starts, he ought to be able to go for 135 pitches, no?

Orel said...

DONE

Steve Sax said...

Foul ball ricocheted off the camera well to Uribe

He ate it

rbnlaw said...

Yes I am Cliff.

Thanks.

Dusty Baker said...

The Wave (if it must be started at all) has to start in the LFP. That should be a stadium rule.

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, bitch!

Steve Sax said...

Just another quality start for the Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

374 games won for Koufax/Drysdale duo.

377 games won for Freddy/Orel duo.

Wow. (cries)

Orel said...

So close Uribe!

Dusty Baker said...

Urine almost leaves the Yard.

Alex said...

Post-game spread is going to have to pay for Uribe being robbed..

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Uribe almost ate that up

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Uribe for making me believe for an instant.

And screw you, Oilers fans!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm actually glad Urine didn't go Yard. Keeps his BA down which will lead to him being DFA'd, right?

Or not. Those pics Urine has of Ned and the goat and the dwarf keep him on the squad.

Paul said...

Giants are getting their ass beat down.

Orel said...

John McDonald has an arm!

Paul said...

Cain with 9 earned runs all in the 5th. Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

Who was it thrown out at first after McDonald's play?

Whomever it was, wasn't running very fast.

Cliff Beefpile said...



Also, looks like this finally gonna happen

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just going to pretend I just got a Ryu badge.

Orel said...

Speaking of Tabata, whatever happened to that cute MTV chick Tabitha?

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu was knocking the bat out of batters' hands! Why take him out? He still had 38 pitches in him.

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Ryu!

Orel said...

Ryu: 6.1 IP, 3H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 101 pitches. Nice recovery after a rough first.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: get that street fighter jpg ready...

Steve Sax said...

On second thought, it's belli. Keep your powder dry

Dusty Baker said...

These are great games at home to help Ryu settle in to MLB. Liking what I see from him. He should start getting more efficient as he becomes more comfortable and confident.

Orel said...

"The Dodgers change the furniture on the infield." —Vin

Steve Sax said...

That was bad

Dusty Baker said...

Per TBLA:

"Fans at Dodger Stadium want to hear nothing of the Clippers winning the Pacific Division, heartily boo Clips 109, Lakers 95 highlights"


Booooooooooooooooo! Clippers.

Dusty Baker said...

What a dumbass bitch on the 1B line with the glove asking for the ball when it was still a live play. Jesus christ, people.

Paul said...

Another flyball out.

Steve Sax said...

Punto moves to third and biffs it

Luckily PH Jones flies to left on one pitch

And there's the inning!

Dusty Baker said...

Tabata just wiggled his nose and he was on 2B.

#Bewitched

Orel said...

Mellis-D!

Steve Sax said...

What? GBA?

Dusty Baker said...

Is Ryu ordering food from the dugout as the camera caught him waving? He looks like he gained 5 pounds during the game.

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