Monday, May 20, 2013

Game 43 Thread: May 20 @ Brewers, 5p


Yeah, that's about how well things are going for both teams.

Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 1.42) vs. Yovanni Gallardo (3-3, 4.50)

When we last saw the Brew Crew, Kershaw was shutting them out over 8 IP, with 12 strikeouts. Since then, the Brewers have gone 5-14 and the Dodgers have gone 5-13. Both teams stand at 17-25 and are the cellar dwellers of their respective divisions. (I bet the Brewers miss the Astros right now.)

So, is there anything worth watching in this matchup of dreadful teams? Of course, and it's the same thing that's been worth watching all season: Clayton F'ing Kershaw. Every one of his starts is appointment television now, as it should be.

I guess it's also worth watching to see if this game has any impact on the Don Mattingly rumor mill. He's still employed...for now.

95 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Mellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ajellis C
Uribe 3B
Gordon SS
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr 11m

Mattingly: "Talked to Stan the other day. He didn't fire me. Talked to Ned today. I'm still here. That's how I look at it."

Hideo Nomo said...

Hello?

(taps mic)

Hideo Nomo said...

Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr 3s

Mattingly said Ted Lilly is back in rotation in Matt Magill's spot. #Dodgers won't skip spot with off day Thurs so Lilly will start Saturday

Hideo Nomo said...

Lordy.

Spank said...

echo echo echo echo

BJ Killeen said...

Watching Tim's interview. Sic of hearing them say they're gonna turn it around. When?!

Paul said...

2015.

karen said...

Very close at 1st

MR.F said...

Checking in now. Still at work but I'm gamecasting. Can't wait to see which inning we blow this lead.

BJ Killeen said...

3 more wasted.

Steve Sax said...

Second inning, Andre Ethier triples in a run with none out.

AJEllis grounds to short, freezing the runner.

Urine Ks swinging.

Gordon Ks swinging.

We SUCK

Steve Sax said...

Third inning. Kershaw opens up with a single to left.

Crawford GIDPs. Two out.

Mellis singles to right. Two out.

A-Gon flies to center. No runs.

We SUCK

Steve Sax said...

We have three hits, including one triple, and only one run to show for it.

1-0 through 2.5.

Steve Sax said...

Brewers' Aoki knows how to hit the ball to the right hand side with a runner on third and fewer than two out.

1-1 Brewers.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton Ks Segura for the final out.

1-1 through 3.

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, Ethier smacked the crap out of that ball to right.

Nice to finally see it!

2-0 Dodgers.

MR.F said...

ANDRE!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

So that's what a dinger looks like!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon, first pitch swinging with a runner in scoring position...grounds to short for the third out.

Gordon now batting .184

STOP THE MADNESS

EricoPerico said...

Any bets on Ethier hitting for the cycle tonight?

Paul said...

I forgot about Dre.

EricoPerico said...

Sounds like it's time to lay off the Kool-Aid...

BJ Killeen said...

Why do they kiss Braun's ass? He's a doper who got off on a technicality. Bullshit.

MR.F said...

@BJ: Yeah, I never got that.

Paul said...

This Kershaw kid is pretty good. We should probably sign him to a log term deal. Just sayin.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. Crawford with the speed...I'd almost forgotten what it was like having guys who could leg out a double.

Paul said...

Need to score here.

MR.F said...

Well, shucks.

BJ Killeen said...

How do we clone this guy?

Cliff Beefpile said...

BISON! Finally, no doubt about that one!

EricoPerico said...

KEMP!!! "Maybe" he's coming back!

karen said...

I knew you had it in you, Matty

BJ Killeen said...

Lyons...stop! 1 home run and he shouts maybe he's coming back! Killing me dude.

Paul said...

I bet that felt good!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp finally pulls ahead of Dee Gordon for HR

Steve Sax said...

Nice job, Kemp!

MR.F said...

MATTHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

A HIT! Is AJ coming back??! LOL

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: Kemp finally pulls ahead of Kershaw!

MR.F said...

As Matt hit that HR, I was typing that I wondered if he had more on his mind than just baseball, since he's from Oklahoma and all.

Steve Sax said...

Here comes Dee Gordon, two out and a man on base for the third time tonight, but at least this time the runner on base isn't in scoring position.

Steve Sax said...

@BJ 6:41p: nice

Alex Cora said...

We need to score 8 more runs if we plan on handing this lead over to the pen.

MR.F said...

Gif of the Kemp HR:
https://i.minus.com/iBUlD7LudJK08.gif

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon strikes out, again!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon, two out and a man on third: K

Dee Gordon, two out and a man on second: ground out

Dee Gordon, two out and a man on first: K

Dee Gordon, two out and no one on --> ?

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F, 6:45p: thanks. it's going in the GT.

Alex Cora said...

@sax. You think sellers would do any better?

Steve Sax said...

Make that, the PGT

Orel said...

Let's kick this guy's Axford.

Orel said...

NOOOOO Lyons you gotta use the special stadium sauce!

Paul said...

Kemp is back.

Alex Cora said...

Why do I feel like Eric Collins is yelling at me when reading the sponsers?

EricoPerico said...
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Alex Cora said...

Juuuuuuust a bit outside.

Steve Sax said...

Three Ks swinging for the Dodgers in the eighth.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier gets tossed. Great job, Andre: You've got a triple and a HR in the same game for the first time all year, and you get thrown.

Super-mature.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I really would not mind if Ethier were traded. At all.

Orel said...

Ah, that old Uribe D.

Orel said...

Ethier is untradeable. $85 million!

Orel said...

Dee D!

Hideo Nomo said...

Dee Duh!

Steve Sax said...

Right after Dee makes a decent play for out #2, he does a crap job throwing sidearm to A-Gon for the third out...and makes an error on the throw.

STOP THROWING SIDEARM DEE

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh cool. Orel found the magic button again.

karen said...

Remember when we used to call Dee "Flash"? What happened to that guy?

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon bails him out.

Kershaw, three hits and one run through eight innings.

Paul said...

Glad we got out of that but in terms of pitch count I hope that doesn't hurt us.

MR.F said...

Yeah, would have been nice for Kershaw to not have to deal with that other batter.

Paul said...

Come on Uribe close your eyes and swing as hard as you can. It worked when you played for the Giants.

Paul said...

Meh.

Steve Sax said...

Answer to the 6:46p question: Ground out.

Dee Gordon goes 0-for-4 with an error here.

Steve Sax said...

No way Clayton's leaving THIS game to our bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

fly out for out #1

Cliff Beefpile said...

Siddown, Prawn!

Orel said...

Chad Moriyama ‏@ChadMoriyama 1m

[GIF] Andre Ethier gives home plate umpire the death stare from hell http://www.mlbgifs.com/2013/05/andre-ethier-gives-home-plate-umpire-the-death-stare-from-hell/

BJ Killeen said...

Nobody breathe!!

Orel said...

WHEW

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew!

Steve Sax said...

that was close there

BJ Killeen said...

I said don't breathe! Who did? Stop it!

karen said...

Thank God for foul poles.

Orel said...

PUBLIC ENEMY #1

Paul said...

Wow he was two feet from hitting that ball.

Cliff Beefpile said...

We make complete game party!

Paul said...

Beautiful game Clayton. Sign the Kid!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Can I get a hell yeah?

Orel said...

Damn. Just hand Clayton $300M, please.

Orel said...

Heck, yes.

Paul said...

MVP! Making that party!

BJ Killeen said...

So happy I don't have to cry myself to sleep tonight.

Alex said...

#PayKer$haw

MR.F said...

If there were a way for me to undergo surgery so that I could have Clayton Kerhsaw's babies, I would do it.

Orel said...

Fanerman's feeling his ovaries!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!