Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Game 39 Thread: May 15 vs. Nationals, 7p


Zack Greinke (1-0, 1.59) vs. Ross Detweiler (2-3, 2.53)

Zack is back from his attack! It's only been a month since his collarbone went kapowski! That's nuts! Of course, he's limited to pretty much being a pitching machine, but I'd trust that pitching machine more than Josh Beckett at this point. (Beckett, btw, heads to the DL with general suckiness a strained groin to make room for Greinke.)

Can Zack go long, or will he need to be saved by the Beli? Maybe Matt Kemp, who has seen his powers screech to halt, will finally break out the long ball?

I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so scared!

Dodgers tickets

95 comments:

Erin said...

I'm calling it: Best Game Thread of all time.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wooooooo!

Steve Sax said...

I'm at the game tonight. Ping me if you want to grab a beer!

MR.F said...

My Deuces are Wild t-shirts arrived. Yay!!!!!!!

MR.F said...

Thanks again, Erin!

BJ Killeen said...

Another business dinner interrupting my game watching. And I get home tomorrow night and no game. #hurryfriday.

BJ Killeen said...

BTW, someone pick a night and let's all go to the game!

Erin said...

Yay, Mr. F! I got mine today, too. I hope you love it!

Paul said...

J. Sanch signed today? Ned is Belding a winner.

BJ Killeen said...

Been saying this for years.

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_23251284/vincent-bonsignore-time-mike-scioscia-come-home-dodgers

Orel said...

"The beautifully constructed San Francisco Giants." Ugh.

Hideo Nomo said...

Got my shirt too, Erin! Looks great!

Paul said...

Giants losing 10-1

Orel said...

The beautifully constructed San Francisco Giants?

Paul said...

Yes the elegantly conceptualized Giants are losing 10-1.

Orel said...

I'm so glad the sublimely assembled Giants are getting their asses kicked.

MR.F said...

I'm glad the exquisitely crafted giants are losing. And that J.P. Arencibia homered!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

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Dusty Baker said...

SS Gordon (L)
2B Punto (S)
CF Kemp
1B Gonzalez (L)
C Ellis
RF Ethier (L)
LF Van Slyke
3B Uribe
P Greinke

Dusty Baker said...

1-2-3 inning for Zack in his first inning back. I'm calling a perfect game here.

Dusty Baker said...

This bunting thing is not working out well for DG.

Where the fuck is Crawdaddy? Did I miss something today? Was killed in a bizarre gardening accident?

Erin said...

In honor of the first shirts arriving today, I predict a 22-0 Dodger win.

karen said...

Just like that, Agone brings in the run!!

Paul said...

*throws confetti*

Dusty Baker said...

I just made a 22oz gin and tonic.

Paul said...

Cutting back Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one Paulie! Still tha man.

Paul said...

Before the Dodgers signed him I always thought of Zack as a Kansas City Wusshound. He is showing me something. Hope he keeps it up and stays healthy from here on out.

Erin said...

Every time I see Van Slyke up to bat, I think it's a pitcher. Such a laid-back, slightly awkward stance before the pitcher goes into the wind-up.

karen said...

Does anyone know when we are supposed to get Hanley back?

Paul said...

Uh oh Zack is swinging.

Dusty Baker said...

Deuce-0!

Paul said...

Zack is swinging uh oh Nats!

Alex said...

ZACK ATTACK!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Agree re Greinke. I really like this guy. I like his attitude and the cut of his jib.

I'm sure the front office was holding its collective breath when Greinke swung, but he knocked in a run and apparently the shoulder was fine, that should give him a confidence boost.

Dusty Baker said...

Bring out the Greinke!

Paul said...

Van Slick scared me a bit on that ball.

Erin said...

Poor Jane Seymour must have given up her season tickets to Keach in their divorce.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to watch Kemp take BP. I wonder if he yanks them out of the Yard or if he hits weak fly balls? I'm asking in seriousness. One would denote lost power and the other would denote technique and approach at the plate during the game.

karen said...

The baseball gods would not dare allow injury to Agone just as our team is coming back together.

Hideo Nomo said...

Rotten luck.

Paul said...

Kemp jacked one out in Spring training that looked like the old Matt. But that's the only one I've seen.

Dusty Baker said...

The one hit his this season wasn't really a ringer, was it?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Paul said...

I don't think so. Can't recall it was so long ago.

BJ Killeen said...

FYI, MLB TV doesn't give you sound when you use Chrome. Had to switch to Safari...all is right again. We're up!!

Dusty Baker said...

I totally forgot we had JP Howell!

BJ Killeen said...

It's uh oh time....

Dusty Baker said...

It's go-to-the-fridge:30.

BJ Killeen said...

How many more before we fall? If Beli even gets up we should drive down there and kidnap Donnie.

karen said...

Dear God,

Please, no Brandon League tonite.

Amen.

Paul said...

Nice throw AJ!

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 3m

As noted by Vin Scully on broadcast, runners were 18-for-18 in SB attempts in Kenley Jansen's career before Denard Span got caught in 7th

Dusty Baker said...

I can see where this one is going.

Dusty Baker said...

KC up 8-4 over Lost Angels.

karen said...

Oh shit. This isn't looking good.

Orel said...

Shit. Kenley with first and third and no out.

Erin said...

Well, that ought to just about do it, huh?

Orel said...

This is why Zack needed to go 8 2/3.

karen said...

@ Orel...I'm thinking 9.

Dusty Baker said...

This is our new closer! Or, our 8th inning guy.

Or, he is flailing in the 8th inning role.

Or...I lose track. (cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Houdini'd out of that one!

karen said...

Chanting, lighting insense and dancing naked in the moonlight working so far...

Paul said...

Hit one Matty.

Paul said...

Keep your cool on the basepaths Matt!

Erin said...

Has Don Mattingly considered starting a blog about bunting? He totally should.

Spank said...

*chants,lights a mattress,runs nekked*

karen said...

Quick Spanky...Put on the rally thong!!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho ardiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

Crawdaddy with the sac fly to score Kemp. 3-1, bitches!

karen said...

Let us all gather in prayer...

Leagues comin' in.

Steve Sax said...

Oh god, here's Brandon.

Paul said...

Cover me Porkins.

Steve Sax said...

I am sitting here at the game, petrified

BJ Killeen said...

@karen
League coming in. God is off work tonight.

Neeebs said...

20,000 Leagues under the Season

Paul said...

Did someone forget to water Sax?

karen said...

@ BJ...League gives up hit to Espinoza. If God is off tonite maybe he'll call in for messages??!!

Dusty Baker said...

Don't. Fuck. This. Up. League.

With a "guh,"

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Paul said...

Another 3 ball count.

BJ Killeen said...

Mama Mia.

BJ Killeen said...

@karen. We will know soon enough. But I'm thinking its set to go to voicemail.

Paul said...

One more.

Spank said...

I'm going to strangle League with my thong if he fucks up.

Paul said...

We make party!!

Paul said...

A proper series win at home. Feels like a long time since that happened.

BJ Killeen said...

Phew! But still last. Damn pads won.

karen said...

League closes it!

Did everyone survive??

Neeebs said...

Blow me down. And we win a series.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I have feeling in all my limbs.

Paul said...

Ned Landed a scary closer.

Dusty Baker said...

PGT UP!

Spank said...

*streaks*