Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Game 33 Thread: May 8 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 1.66) vs. Wade Miley (2-1, 3.06).

Can the Dodgers do it?

The last time the Dodgers had a six-game losing streak this year, from April 14-20, they ruined their chances by going out and beating Baltimore in the final game, 7-4. Tonight, they have a chance at a septacular, craptacular seven-game losing streak yet again. And they can't blow this opportunity, since the next one wouldn't roll around until (at this pace) May 20th (vs the Brewers and Cardinals; you may laugh, but it could happen!).

If the Dodgers are going to have a shot at their first seven-game losing streak since June 14-20, 2012, they're going to need Clayton Kershaw to not replicate his last outing of 7.0 IP, 1 ER ball, in a game that was ultimately lost by Ronald Belisario serving up a meatball to Oyster Pubes for a walk-off HR.

No, Kershaw would have to pitch poorly tonight, ideally closely enough so that the fate of the game's outcome gets handed to Brandon League, blower of last night's game not to mention two losses in his last two appearances. League has been fine-tuning a special pitch for just this situation!

Wade Miley, on the other hand, is off to a great 2013, with ERA, ERA+, and K/9 season statistics at career-best levels. If he can lead his Diamondback brethren to the sweep tonight, he can help the Dodgers achieve their goal. Dodgers coach Don Mattingly could also help this out by making sure Luis Cruz and Justin Sellers get starts this evening.

Oh, and SoSG AC will be at tonight's game, on hand to record potential history! Join him by purchasing Dodgers tickets here!

UPDATE 7:31p: And here's a random screen shot from today's game, in progress--not a lot of people there (at least, during Kemp's first AB):

photo swiped from this site

157 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Romo blew a save again, but Giants about to walk off again in the 10th. Hate them so hard.

Hideo Nomo said...

FedEx up, SellBlock down.

Huh? Someone explain way a team with this much money needs to hold on to the corpse of Ramon Hernandez.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ why

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cuz Ned is an idiot

Orel said...

PVL, baby.

MR.F said...

Sigh. I really really hate the giants.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Go Dodgers! Go Kings!!!

Fuck the gnats! Fuck the d-bags! Fuck the Blues!

Paul said...

Go Mr. F!

karen said...

This is the first time I've seen the video of what Matty did for the kid in frisco. What a class act.

Steve Sax said...

Giants indeed won.

Rox tied with YankMes at 2 in the fifth.

Steve Sax said...

SD also won, guaranteeing we'll be in the cellar at least one more day.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 in the Kings game

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers game is on channel 9 KCAL due to NHL playoffs

Steve Sax said...

Crawford sits; Dee Gordon bats leadoff and Elian Herrera takes left field. Urine plays.

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. SS: Dee Gordon
2. 2B: Nick Punto
3. CF: Matt Kemp
4. 1B: Adrian Gonzalez
5. C: A.J. Ellis
6. RF: Andre Ethier
7. 3B: Juan Uribe
8. LF: Elian Herrera
9. SP: Clayton Kershaw

karen said...

After what I think was the best homerun in MLB history (Bobby Thompson cheated) It is really disappointing that Kirk Gibson has come back to haunt us.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe stands there and watches the ball go right past him into right field for a one-out double.

Dusty Baker said...

Just ran in the house after getting home from work.

1) On the sofa, Vinny! (even though you didn't ask where we be tonight during your opening)

2) Whoa! We made some roster moves.

Orel said...

Leadoff double for the D'backs. Clayton's been sitting near Beckett in the dugout.

Orel said...

E-1?

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon ALMOST botches the inning-ending double play when he drops the grounder hit to him. However he recovers, and the Dodgers get out of the first 0-0.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Clay.

We got this, though.

I think.

Steve Sax said...

All right, Dee, whatcha got?

Steve Sax said...

0-2 count to Dee quickly.

Steve Sax said...

Dee strikes out on a bad ball. And there you have it.

Dusty Baker said...

Great, Punto is one of few players who have been generating much offense lately, so we have him bunt.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp has had success against sMiley in the past. Good time for a feel-good HR right here, Matt.

Steve Sax said...

Punto pulls a Dee Gordon and tries to bunt his way on. He's thrown out easily.

Miley has expended four small pitches to the first two batters.

Steve Sax said...

AC! I see you!

Steve Sax said...

Just updated the GT with a random screenshot.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 1.5

Dusty Baker said...

What's the story with the screenshot, Sax?

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis grounds to second for the second out

Dusty Baker said...

outOutOUT!!!!


DAMMIT, boys.

Alex Cora said...

I C U too! You are th first base coach for the Dbags

Dusty Baker said...

Angels lose!

Orel said...

Angels lose!

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Clayton looks a little shakier than normal

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 7:37p: Just wanted to show attendance at the game...

Steve Sax said...

deep fly ball to right but Clayton gets out of the third

Dusty Baker said...

Got it Sax. Man, that is random.

MR.F said...

Juan Base Percentage up to bat.

Dusty Baker said...

1-1 in the Kings game after 2nd period.

Dusty Baker said...

Elian Herrera better do well or Janet Reno is going to order him back to rejoin his father in Cuba.

Dusty Baker said...

45

MR.F said...

Ugh, mlb.tv has been messed up all game. Stupid update from flash or shockwave or whatever.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K had longest AB of Dodger batters this game (9)?

#Patience

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw just lassoed a rodeo clown!

Picked off at first

Alex Cora said...

That pickoff was all because of Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe's throws are baaaaaarely making it to A-Gon without a bounce.

Maybe Juan needs to eat some more wheaties?

Steve Sax said...

Foul ball wide of first base, A-Gon comes screaming in and drops the ball...while AJ Ellis stands there totally avail to make the play.

Come on, guys. TALK

Steve Sax said...

...and Kershaw promptly disposes of the batter with a curveball for the K

Dusty Baker said...

Lets's. Get. Some. God. Damn. Runs.

Dusty Baker said...

Kings score!!! 2-1 LA.

Dusty Baker said...

Skinny Swag up in dis bish!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck yeah Puto!

Steve Sax said...

Gordon bloop single, and Punto double into the corner!

Gordon scores from first base, 1-0 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Dodgers lead! Kings lead!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp sacrifices Punto to third, but it doesn't matter--A-Gon doubles him in anyway, with a shot to right.

2-0 Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

a lead? for real?

Dusty Baker said...

Nothing like a lead to bring FB out of hiding.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier singles. Men at corners for Urine, two out

Steve Sax said...

Urine's first pitch is a wild-ass swinging strike

Dusty Baker said...

Happy b-day to RBN, by the way.

Steve Sax said...

Urine's second pitch is a wild-ass swinging strike, but at least he fouls this one off

Fred's Brim said...

wow - I am way behind here. I like it when Sax predicts the future though

Steve Sax said...

Urine's third pitch is a wild-ass swinging strike, that he barely tips for the foul

Steve Sax said...

Urine's fourth pitch is a wild-ass swinging strike fouled wide of third

Steve Sax said...

Urine's fifth pitch is a wild-ass swinging strike....wait a second, he took a ball!

Steve Sax said...

Urine's sixth pitch is a wild-ass swinging easy fly ball to right.

2-0 through four.

Fred's Brim said...

FB brings a lead out of hiding?

Steve Sax said...

@Fred's Brim: I foresee you will be profoundly disappointed by the outcome of this game.

Steve Sax said...

Great, Gonzo is re-injured.

Steve Sax said...

Urine moves to first.

Cruz moves to third.

BLACK HOLES OF OFFENSE AT THE CORNERS!

Dusty Baker said...

This one just went shit sandwich quickly.

Fred's Brim said...

goddamit, Adrian

Dusty Baker said...

#UrineFail

Fred's Brim said...

Cruz nearly caught a bad one there

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Baseball Gods. Smile on us in return for Matt Kemp's recent gesture to a fan.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton pitches a scoreless fifth. 2-0 through 4.5.

Paul said...

Kershaw pitch count is up there. Gonna have to depend on the bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

YankMes take a 3-2 lead on the Rox

Steve Sax said...

Is that Kristine Leahy at the bottom of my screen?

Steve Sax said...

Johnsonville brats: Better grilled over charcoal, or propane? Or does it matter?

Steve Sax said...

OK guys and gals, gotta run. Hold this game for Saxy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

4:29 to go. 2-1 Kings. Sphincter: totally puckered.

Paul said...

At least Dee is looking good.

Dusty Baker said...

Say that again Paul?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Definitely charcoal.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Fred's Brim said...

at least we have our best hitter leading off the next inning

Paul said...

At least I don't have a million dollars.

Fred's Brim said...

yuck - it felt like that was coming at some point

Dusty Baker said...

At least fuck the Gnats.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Less than a minute to go! AAAHHHHHH!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Dee has a serious memory problem. He repeats the same errors over and over.

Orel said...

Dee =/= D

Fred's Brim said...

I hate him SO MUCH!

Fred's Brim said...

More than I hate Carlos Gonzales

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck. 2-2 tie with 40 seconds left.

Orel said...

Dodgers tied! Kings tied!

Orel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RBN

Paul said...

Yup.

Fred's Brim said...

I can't wait for this to all turn around. It has to, right?
We can't stay these pathetic lumps of unlucky shits forever, can we?

BJ Killeen said...

Let's be like Ellis Island. If your name doesn't fit on your jersey, we are allowed to shorten it. Hence, your new name is Goldshit.

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get a (cries) ???

cc: Mr. F

Fred's Brim said...

I ain't scared to say it: i like to see Matty hit

Cliff Beefpile said...

I can't wait for this to all turn around. It has to, right?
We can't stay these pathetic lumps of unlucky shits forever, can we?

-Cubs fan, circa 1915

Dusty Baker said...

Sax in the trivia question tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

Parra, a good all-around player and a Grade-A asshole

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliff :(

Fred's Brim said...

at least we only have to face Goldschmidt twice more tonight

Orel said...

Deuces wild for both Dodgers and Kings.

karen said...

BJ 8:45...Goldshit. How perfect for that mofo.

Paul said...

Behind him 2-0.

Cliff Beefpile said...

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!! KINGS WIN!

Paul said...

Ehh

Paul said...

Gold fucked.

karen said...

Goldshit. Again.

Fred's Brim said...

you have to be kidding me

that makes no sense

Paul said...

Goldshit is a good description for this highly paid Dodger team

Fred's Brim said...

somebody put a fastball on his wrist

Dusty Baker said...

Good job, Kings! Showing lots of heart, down 2-0 in the series and then 2-0 in the third game, only to even the series and now go ahead 3-2 on the road.

Dodgers, please take note.

Dusty Baker said...

Can we beat up Goldshit in the parking lot?

Paul said...

Yeah what I said about Dee.....

BJ Killeen said...

The 1997 Cubs lost 14 in a row. We are almost halfway there.

Fred's Brim said...

at least this game is going quickly...

BJ Killeen said...

Beli up. That's exactly how this game will end.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, you're bringin' me down, Dodgers!

Paul said...

I'm going to bed after Kemp hits.

BJ Killeen said...

The good news about being in the cellar is that this is where the wine is kept.

BJ Killeen said...

The good news about being in the cellar is that this is where the wine is kept.

Paul said...

Come on Matt.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Geez, if Zeigler's pants were any tighter they'd be behind him.

Paul said...

This team is beyond awful.

karen said...

Oh Matty. Bad AB.

Fred's Brim said...

that was sad

Fred's Brim said...

we gotta figure out how to scratch out some wins somehow, just try to play .500 ball for a while

Paul said...

Why am I still up?

Paul said...

Don't tease me.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Leadoff double, bishes! This ain't over.

Dusty Baker said...

"The good news about being in the cellar is that this is where the wine is kept."

Well said, BJ.

Though I'm on the gin and tonics tonight.

Paul said...

Take this slob out.

Dusty Baker said...

The one positive I can take from tonight: Skip Schumaker wearing his socks the proper way.

Paul said...

Dre wake up please.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Dre! find the magic again!

Paul said...

Bum.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Dre. Do this for Eazy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Remember when Ethier used to hit homeruns to win games? Seems sooo long ago.

Paul said...

So who will play first ahh fuck it.

BJ Killeen said...

This is where Donnie gives the bunt sign. Lol

Dusty Baker said...

Something about 2s....

Dusty Baker said...

PGT UP!

karen said...

I've forgotten what it feels like to win.

BJ Killeen said...

Done as done.

Paul said...

And on the 7th loss they rested. Fuck them.

Fred's Brim said...

gnite yall
let's put in some work on the fish on Friday