Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Game 32 Thread: May 7 vs. Snakes, 7p

The view from the cellar.

Josh Beckett (0-4, 5.24) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.22).

Josh Beckett, he of the six starts, the last of which lasted a whopping 4.0 IP for the loss, won't get a gift like this very often. Tonight he faces an opposing starting pitcher who is not only also winless, but whose ERA and WHIP are actually worse (a WHIP of 1.723 vs. 1.427 for Beckett). As the Dodgers peer up at the Giants (5.5 GB), the Rockies (5.0 GB), the Diamondbacks (3.5 GB), and even the (gasp!) Padres (0.5 GB), there's clearly no place to go but up.

And just think! To compensate attendees for having to suffer through another Beckett start (be forwarned: it could be a very loooooooooong game), the Dodgers are throwing in a t-shirt (rather than a white flag):

Even if a more appropriate t-shirt for distribution tonight might look something like this:

Okay, okay. Enough with the negativity! Go out there and show some pride tonight, Dodgers! (And don't get injured.)

82 comments:

Orel said...

I like that second shirt. Think Erin could whip a few of those up?

BJ Killeen said...

Remember,no bagging on Kemp tonight; he gets a free pass for being a good-deed doer.

Orel said...

Geez, okay, one day without bagging.

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: what was the good deed? killing gophers in two of his AB last night? (i kid)

Paul said...

Kemp is getting paid 123k for this game. I'll give him a half of a AB off.

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: Watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VGWlXOLAYA

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck the Dodgers! DBT on his way to watch the Topes game!

Orel said...

You'll probably see a better game than us.

Orel said...

Leadoff double for O'Parra. GREAT START GUYS

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 2h

MRI exam confirmed that Hanley Ramirez has a strained hamstring. #breakingnews

Orel said...

Three singles in a row! The apocalypse is here.

Paul said...

I hope my prize in one million dollars!

Orel said...

Another double for the D'backs.

Paul said...

Eh my prize is probably a centerfold of Stubbs. I don't care if that is worth a million in Uzbekistan it isn't worth the time.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Finally got to see '42' today. I needed that reminder of why I root for this goddamn team.

Orel said...

Beckett at 130 pitches through two.

Paul said...

Maybe Beckett should pitch wearing his golf shorts.

Hideo Nomo said...

Punto Power?

Hideo Nomo said...

Will every position player have at least one home run before Kemp has two?

Oh. Wait. Cruz.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I'm afraid to check the Dodgers score. Topes up 2-0

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow, the Angels really suck.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Run(s)!

Orel said...

A Whole New Not-Angels

Paul said...

I haven't really studied a Kemp AB in weeks. He looks pretty mentally fucked up.

MR.F said...

It's okay, Matt! You're a good person!

BJ Killeen said...

Remember the kemp bagging ban tonight.

BJ Killeen said...

That was good for a dee strained neck. He will be on the DL tomorrow.

MR.F said...

Beckett in trouble again.

Orel said...

They say a true test of a pitcher's ability is if he can keep his team in the game when he doesn't have his best stuff.

Cliff Beefpile said...

What happens when the team hasn't had its best stuff all season?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fucking Topes

Cliff Beefpile said...

Break up the double play, Beckett! It's the only way you'll be of any use.

Hideo Nomo said...

So, anyone make any Didi Dee jokes yet?

Carlos Mencia maybe?

Paul said...

A walk?

Steve Sax said...

Nick Punto for president

karen said...

Punto ties the game!

Hi all, I'm a tiny bit late for the game tonite, but it looks like I got here at a good time.

Alex Cora said...

Still waiting for my hot dog.

Paul said...

This team is fucking annoying.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, let's strand the President and not bring him home!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ K 6:31p: wow. That link was awesome. Thanks for the headsup.

Matt kemp for at least Vice President

Paul said...

It would be Cody Ross. Please don't let it be Cody Ross.

Steve Sax said...

Giants losing 6-2 in the ninth. Rox won, pads winning

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a lead off double in the eighth!

That's good.

Paul said...

All right Kemp!

karen said...

Matty's got the good karma working.

Steve Sax said...

With the game on the line, we bring up the person we traded for, Ramon Hernandez. Who promptly flies to right.

Nice trade, Colletti!

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez was batting .048 BEFORE that pathetic AB

Steve Sax said...

If the dodgers can't score a lead off double, I'm turning this game off

Steve Sax said...

Full count to schu. Everyone is running on the pitch.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Final score: padres 6, Topes 2. Different league, same results...

Paul said...

Yup.

Steve Sax said...

Good night, everyone. Especially you, Donnie.

Paul said...

Yup.

Steve Sax said...

Brandon league fucking sucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

So...Uribe comes in on a double switch instead of being a slight (only time Uribe described as slight) upgrade over Hernandez or Schumaker?

I'm ever so slowly moving over to the Fire Donnie camp. (Though I still don't know who they'd get.)

Orel said...

Let's play "Hurt or Bad." First up: Brandon League.

Orel said...

Straight up trade Mattingly for Scioscia?

karen said...

I can't help it, League makes me nervous.

Orel said...

League is highly bad.

Paul said...

Fire Ned too. He was a McCourt discount

karen said...

Crap.

Orel said...

Paging Kenley Jansen to the closer's role. Kenley to closer please.

Paul said...

Great sign Ned. Is Don still happy the way this team is playing?

Orel said...

THERE IS NO PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT MARCHING & CHOWDER SOCIETY

karen said...

A little late Brandon.

Paul said...

Mr. F come on down.

BJ Killeen said...

Sad

Orel said...

Punto leadoff walk. He'll score and we'll lose by one.

Orel said...

NOOOOO Putz is hurt

karen said...

Kind of nice to not have the injury be a Dodger.

Paul said...

No worries Ned will trade for Carlos Quentin.

Orel said...

Heath Bell vs. Juan Uribe. Kind of a dream match-up.

Orel said...

First-pitch WP. Nice.

Orel said...

Uribe displaying his newfound plate discipline.

Orel said...

(baseball plate)

Paul said...

Fuck ump!

BJ Killeen said...

Path-et-ic

karen said...

6 straight.

Paul said...

Yup. .

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, fire somebody.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, that was a little slice of hell. Night all.

Orel said...

PGTUP