Monday, May 06, 2013

Game 31 Thread: May 6 vs. D'backs, 7p

Chris Capuano (0-1, 9.64) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-3, 2.84).

It's a cold, rainy, and cloudy day in Los Angeles today*, which may be just storm-front related, but sure seems like it's reflecting the Dodgers' difficult start this year. As we lick our wounds after our final three-game series flip in the 2013 season (the Dodgers were swept in both of them, the three-game homestand vs. San Diego, as well as this three-game away trip vs. the Giants), the Dodgers have enough players on the disabled list to field a full team. Which is why we're trotting out Capuano, about whom mlb.com can only state this inspiring tidbit:

Capuano returns from the disabled list and a strained left calf muscle. In his only start for the Dodgers this year, he lasted two-plus innings trying to pitch with the injury.

Nothing like a cold and rainy evening to set the stage for Capuano's comeback, right? (Make sure you allow extra time for warming up, Cap!) But if we're to make up any of this 5.5-game deficit in the division (not to mention ending a four-game losing streak), a win tonight over the third-place Diamondbacks would be a good start.

Let's hope Cap can dump the Diamondbacks tonight:

Oh, and SoSG AC and I will be at the game this evening. We'll be the ones in our SoSG parkas. Drop a line if you want to share a hot toddy.

(*) I wrote this GT at 8a, but during the course of the day, the clouds did start to burn off a bit (it's 11:30a as I write this sentence). But screw it, I'm not changing the GT theme.

Skyline photo from John Maclean photography. Man, Ron Lim is a bad artist.

104 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Perhaps some Rob Liefeld instead?

MR.F said...

LOLfeld.

MR.F said...

And I couldn't help but look through:

http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3084348/the-second-40-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings

MR.F said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez:
Adrian Gonzalez said MRI showed a mild strain of neck muscle. Plans to play through pain. Skipped BP. Didn't want to aggravate before game.

MR.F said...

Over/under on days before A-Gon aggravates strain and has to go on DL is 2.

MR.F said...

Of course, I'm on the blog when no one else is, and I'll be away from a computer when everyone else is here (ie, game time).

Hideo Nomo said...

EPALEMRF!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Took me a sec to figure out why they're doing Dodgers Live from the press box. Duh. Rain.

MR.F said...

Is there a chance for a rain out?

Orel said...

Yo where Mr. F at???

Orel said...

Mr. F and me, like ships at night.

MR.F said...

Ships at night?

Bulls beat the Heat in game 1. Crazy.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shouldn't be a rainout. Just cold and wet. Perfect weather for guys with sore necks and hammies.

Paul said...

I hope no one hurts their external occipital protuberance tonight.

Hideo Nomo said...

That wouldn't be Fair to Flair.

MR.F said...

Nancy Bea Hefley ‏@NancyBea 7m
I'm fine and here. No DL

Orel said...

Passing like ships in the night, Mr. F. Although I guess that's no longer the case.

Orel said...

So much for the 1-2-3 1st.

Hideo Nomo said...

Marine layer is the 10th man.

But watch him turn on us now.

Paul said...

We are not losing!

Paul said...

Two on. I have a bad feeling about this.

MR.F said...

A-Gon not injured yet? Small victories!

MR.F said...

We're winning, but count on the Dodgers to make it seem like a disappointing inning anyway.

Orel said...

A lead?

Paul said...

Lead off single. We better enjoy this wave of positive emotion while we can.

MR.F said...

0 out, runners on 1st and 2nd.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dammit, it's too early for ruh-roh.

MR.F said...

Rancho ardiendo. 0 outs.

Orel said...

Cap walks the bases loaded. Business as usual at Chavez Ravine.

Steve Sax said...

Urine!

Paul said...

The team is so bad Urine is becoming only mildly annoying.

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck was that, Carl?

Alex said...

really, Crawford?

Steve Sax said...

Scoreboard malfunctioning again, they haven't credited the runs to AZ

Orel said...

The opposing pitcher TRIPLES in two runs?

Paul said...

Well it was fun while lasted. Crawford looked awful on that play.

MR.F said...

How.... sad.

Orel said...

What did Crawford do?

Hideo Nomo said...

It looked like he got shot by a sniper when he got to the ball. The ball got past him, and he took the next three months to chase it to the wall.

Steve Sax said...

Those three runs aren't earned, but they sure as hell should be

Steve Sax said...

Honeycutt, get out there, take the ball, and pitch

MR.F said...

They're unearned?

Orel said...

Kings tie it up!

MR.F said...

Come on Dee.

MR.F said...

Come on, Cap.

Orel said...

Proud guy, that Capuano. Refuses to help his own cause.

Steve Sax said...

We can't trade base advances for outs. Mathematically, it won't work.

Hideo Nomo said...

All these bourbon burgers...where's my Boone's Farm chicken sandwich?

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:43p: Crawford had he ball dropping in front of him, then basically slid on his ass while the ball shot by him and rolled to the fence for a triple by Cahill. What was annoying was if he had just kept the ball in front of him, there wouldn't have been scorage

Orel said...

Shit.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford catches one! One out

Hideo Nomo said...

More like CRAPuano, amirite?

karen said...

It always cracks me up when Vinny talks about Cody Ross wanting to be a rodeo clown. I know, it's a cheap laugh, but these days gotta get 'em where I can.

Steve Sax said...

Cap is getting roped here. It's just a matter of time

Steve Sax said...

Thank you Prado for that museum-quality shank

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: AC is pointing out to me how you missed the Dodgers' recent tweet, "Uribe gobbles up..." That one was waiting for your spike

Steve Sax said...

3-2 through three

Hideo Nomo said...

I think that tweet got deleted! I don't see it.

Steve Sax said...

Why is Dee sac bunting with one out and Cap up next? Makes no sense

Steve Sax said...

Base speed is nothing if you can't get on base, Dee

BJ Killeen said...

Ok. Done with dinner and the dishes. In the La-Z-boy hoping I'll fall asleep before we lose.

karen said...

THAT was an out!

BJ Killeen said...

Bullshit ump.

Steve Sax said...

I've never much liked Duke.

BJ Killeen said...

I hate cheaters.

Steve Sax said...

Posted an exchange with the Dodgers up top

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly should have thrown a fit on that "dropped fly ball". Now it's 6-2 and Cap officially sucks.

Time to put in Lilly

Orel said...

I see Cap brought his "A" game tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Capuano's ERA: 10.38

Paul said...

I miss the McCourt days. At least then I had someone to blame.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I can't watch this garbage anymore. Fucking fertilizer!

Paul said...

Cap throws better in the dugout.

Steve Sax said...

They're playing Pour Some Sugar On Me, but it should be pouring salt on these open wounds

Paul said...

Pour some fertilizer on this team.

Paul said...

Lots of ummm seats at the game.

Betsy said...

A whole new blue certainly feels like same old blue...

BJ Killeen said...

Pads leading the fish. A slight push and we will be falling down the stairs into the cellar.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Hate watching the game on FoxAZ and having to sit through all their highlights! Fuck my asss

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Can't wait to see the Topes tomorrow, better than this fucking fertilizer

Steve Sax said...

Same guy catches second foul ball

Steve Sax said...

@Dbt: I feel like I'm watching half the isotopes right here

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@saxy I hope the Topes have a little more spark. This team has given up. They are flat, lifeless, lame

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

FoxAZ is showing the D-Bags bullpen partying it up and having a great time. WTF?

karen said...

I think some heads need to start rolling. Maybe starting with Mac. Something, anything at this point.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Karen I'm with you. It's time for a wake up call

Steve Sax said...

McGwire or mattingly? Or C all of the above?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Donnie Baseball it was nice knowing you.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Matt Wallach, right the ship

karen said...

Dusty & Saxy...I really hate to say it because I had such high hopes for Mattingly in the beginning but maybe it's time.

Steve Sax said...

Javy, good to see you

Paul said...

Guerra from Snuggie model to mop up duty.

Steve Sax said...

Why the fuck did Matt kemp try to stretch that? Down by four?

Great coaching, Donnie!

Paul said...

Kemp has been an idiot on the base path starting two managers ago.

Paul said...

Kings win!

karen said...

Matty was doing good on the bases when he first started working with Davey Lopes a couple seasons ago but hasn't been impressive since.

Paul said...

Crawford really rush to get that in.

Paul said...

And here I thought May couldn't be worse than April.

BJ Killeen said...

This is a reoccurring nightmare that begins at 7 pm every night.

BJ Killeen said...

Let's start the firing squad. Line up, boys, and have a last smoke.

karen said...

Wow. I don't know what to say.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hello again, cheap tickets!

Alex Cora said...

S.P.O.S.

Steve Sax said...

Rain coming down

PGT going up

Steve Sax said...

I know this GT is dead, but I'm looking through Mr F's link from 5:37pm last night (comment #3). LOL at this sentence from the linked post:

"In the first panel, Chapel just looks SO SAD. Probably because the fingers of his left hand are all out of order and because his legs don't meet up with his body."