Monday, May 13, 2013

Game 37 Thread: May 13 vs. Nationals, 7p

The Nats are in town — time for the big guns.

Josh Beckett (0-4, 5.13) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (6-1, 1.59).

What can we say? The Dodgers respond to boobs and pentagrams. We don't control these things.

Well, it's another start without Kershaw, Greinke or Ryu on the mound. It's another opponent that won't roll over like the Marlins. It's another Dodger offense still not at full strength.

It's Don Mattingly's fault, right? Folly, says Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. Unfortunately, there's not much Donnie can tell his batters to do against the hottest pitcher in the NL.

A series win against the Fish was a start, but the big boys are in town. Let's see how our boys respond.

92 comments:

MR.F said...

Yay pentagram boobs. It's like an Anita Blake novel or something. (I can only gues)

Neeebs said...

I'm pretty sure I've nurse on those as a child.

Orel said...

Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick 12m

Mattingly said Brandon League is still his closer "for now."

Hideo Nomo said...

Dear Pentagram Forum,

I never thought it would happen to me...

Dusty Baker said...

C Crawford LF
D Gordon SS
A Gonzalez 1B
M Kemp CF
A Ethier RF
A Ellis C
S Schumaker 2B
N Punto 3B
J Beckett P

Dusty Baker said...

You can spell "Adama" with the first names.

Dusty Baker said...

On the other sofa tonight, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

My god Beckett is a slow pitcher. I just re-read Moby Dick between his first and second pitch to Lombardozzi.

Orel said...

Single to the first batter, 0-3 count to the second. It's Beckett Time!

Dusty Baker said...

Then I read the February issue of Penthouse that I hadn't gotten around to.

cc: Gnomes

Dusty Baker said...

"Beckett" and "time" seem to go together in a sentence.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Beckett's on the mound, and we're not losing!

Yet!

Steve Sax said...

Astros CEO and President resigns.

Welcome to the AL, boys!

Steve Sax said...

Men at first and third, one out.

Beckett will be losing in about two more pitches...or ten more minutes.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

That's a good career move for that Astros pres and CEO.

Steve Sax said...

And just like that, Beckett is losing.

Man at second, two out. 1-0 Nats

Dusty Baker said...

Actually you were right - two more pitches.

Dusty Baker said...

Beckett is so slow, he's still finishing pitching from his last start.

Dusty Baker said...

21 pitches already. Seems like 63.

Orel said...

Beckett with a 61-pitch 1st inning.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

A five-minute delay for the DAMMIT. Look alive out there, Orel!

Dusty Baker said...

Who at the Yard tomorrow night?

Orel said...

Hey, I'm on #BeckettTime!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Orel!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon tries to bunt his way on.

Dee Gordon is thrown out at first by a step.

Really, why the hell does Dee keep trying to do this? He's not skilled enough at bunting to pull it off. STOP THE MADNESS DEE

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon, one of only two guys on the 2013 Dodgers who has batted well all year

Steve Sax said...

Kemp HR right here, and we take the lead.

Steve Sax said...

Or, first pitch swinging and weak-ass ground ball to third for the force at second. Same thing.

Dusty Baker said...

Heading out to dinner at some faincy place that doesn't have sports on the TV. With Beckett pitching, I'll probably only miss 1 2/3 innings.

Paul said...

I've been working 12 hours. Get me a win Dodgers! Or a drink. Preferably both.

Dusty Baker said...

Beckett has been pitching for 12 hours.

karen said...

Vinny being very diplomatic calling Beckett's first inning pitching with caution.

Paul said...

Watching Beckett is like going to the DMV.

Paul said...

Crap. Now I feel like I've been probed by the IRS.

Paul said...

The Roach at bat to put us out of our misery.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beckett back on the fried chicken, pizza and beer diet?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That winning streak was nice while it lasted

MR.F said...

Beckett sucksssssssssssss

Steve Sax said...

4-0 Nationals, and for some reason I'm just happy it wasn't worse.

#BeckettEqualsLowExpectations

#faveflave

Paul said...

They should make a commemorative bobble head celebrating the streak.

Steve Sax said...

I kinda wish Beckett was on the beer, because at least he'd pitch faster so he could hit the bathroom at the end of the inning

Orel said...

Only four runs given up by Beckett through three innings. He's doing better than usual.

Steve Sax said...

Beckett's already being lifted after three innings?

Steve Sax said...

Beckett wants to go scribble on his own balls

Steve Sax said...

Rockies got pounded today

Arizona was winning

SF idle

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Sax are Becketts balls low and outside?

Orel said...

Cruz DP erases Punto single.

Orel said...

Javy: one pitch, one out!

Steve Sax said...

Javy Guerra in for the fourth. Nice start, Josh. Thanks for the effort!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beckett hitting the fried chicken and beer

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Damn Guerra 123 inning. Wow! That was kinda cool

Steve Sax said...

Braves up 5-1 on AZ

Orel said...

Dee leadoff single! Here we go!

Orel said...

"With Adrian Gonzalez batting, Dee Gordon steals (5) 2nd base, . Dee Gordon advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki. None out."

See? SEE?

MR.F said...

If Dee can maintain a 330 OBP, he'll be an asset.

Hideo Nomo said...

HOW THE FUCK THEY NO SCORE?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fertilizer

Orel said...

A Whole New Ewwwww

Alex said...

We suck.

MR.F said...

Yep.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

#fuckharper and #fucktrout

MR.F said...

Haha, yeah.

Paul said...

I have a feeling this team will turn it around. In August when no one cares band they are 20 games back.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Okay that's it for me fellas. Better luck tomorrow night.

MR.F said...

We suck.

Paul said...

The Roach up to put us out of our misery. Again.

Paul said...

Can we play assassins circle in every game thread for the rest of the year?

Paul said...

Donny trying to Broxton Guerra.

MR.F said...

I think we'll turn it around, too. But man, we suck right now.

MR.F said...

In-game assassins circle sounds pretty fun. Each inning can be a round!

Paul said...

We scored! Hope Harper is okay.

Orel said...

Coors Field : Matt Kemp :: Dodger Stadium : Bryce Harper

Orel said...

echo

MR.F said...

I'm glad to see Dodger Stadium stand up and cheer when they saw Harper get up.

I went to take a shower. Couldn't take it anymore. We suck too much.

BJ Killeen said...

In SD. Just checked in. We suck again, and no amount of boobs or Satan symbols is gonna change that.

Paul said...

Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I want to go to bed.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe just boobs will work.

Dusty Baker said...

Back from dinner. We still suck. Hope that BHarp is ok. Hope that Beckett chokes on a chicken bone.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- Angels gave up 11 tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, I just saw the Harper-into-wall collision. That was some impact. It knocked his baseball cap right off of his head!

Hope he's okay.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier had a chance to make us close.

He failed.

Steve Sax said...

Moves Like Jagger playing at the Stadium.

Maroon 5? Sounds like Ethier's line tonight?

Steve Sax said...

Did Vin just botch the name "Mendoza"? Has it gotten so bad, that Scully has to drink as well?!

Orel said...

@Sax: Bravo on the Maroon 5 line!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Yes, Vin screwed up Mendoza name but when he said it a second time right after, he nailed it. Could have been an innocent slip, and not the PGA punch he was into.

BJ Killeen said...

Good night, Irene. Yogi was wrong. It is over before it's over.

Dusty Baker said...

The Donnie Baseball deathwatch heats up.

The Mike Scioscia deathwatch heats up.

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

Yogi was a Yankee. Never trust a Yankee.

BJ Killeen said...

Sorry Dusty. You're right. Wasn't Donnie a Yankee? ;-)

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, BJ!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.