Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Game 45 Thread: May 22 @ Brewers, 10a

Ned Colletti's card.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2, 3.42) vs. Wile E. Peralta (3-4, 5.94).

Peralta already beat the Dodgers in April, limiting them to three runs over six innings (which actually qualifies as an offensive explosion). If he's to win, Ryu will undoubtedly have to help his own cause. After all, Kershaw went 1 for 3 in Game 1 and Greinke went 2 for 3 yesterday. And Donnie's job might just hang in the balance.

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87 comments:

BJ Killeen said...

It's a done deal. USA Today is calling for the firing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yes, but where would we be if we all listened to USA Today?

BJ Killeen said...

It's the voice of America. Don't you know that? :-O

Paul said...

My fear is Donnie gets fired and whoever replaces him does an adequate job almost leading the Dodgers into the post season and then Ned decides to stay with that guy cause he is well liked in the club house and then we get stuck with a manager who turns out in retrospect shouldn't have even had the opportunity to manage. Then in 2015 Star Wars comes out and it sucks.


It's called the Luis Cruz phenomenon.

But yeah I need a new hope to get me at least to the All-Star break.

So make changes, get a bigger scoreboard, bring back Tommy Lasorda, Dusty Baker or even Kal Daniels but just give me one fuckin winning streak that makes me excited to get up the next day and watch the Dodgers.

Paul said...

Or on second thought blow it up trade anyone and everyone you can minus our starting 3 and move on to 2014. I have time.

Hideo Nomo said...

There's some crazy shit coming out of pre-game interviews today.

BJ Killeen said...

Look for Mrs. Lori Mattingly to be scavenging for boxes behind the Ralph's grocery store.

Neeebs said...

Oh Pauli, how I adore you.

BLOW IT UP!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

We've reached the tipping point. kids. Buckle up.

BJ Killeen said...

I miss Vinny's voice...

BJ Killeen said...

They're sitting out Ethier? Oh my...

Paul said...

Good thing we picked up all those team players from Boston to keep things together during tough times.

Paul said...

No one puts Donnie in a corner.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I don't comprende why Donnie has to give guys so much rest. WTF? Ethier is starting to warm up at the plate, let him fucking play!

MR.F said...

WTF. Such an early game today.

Paul said...

There is your one run Ryu. Good luck.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wun Run Ryu

BJ Killeen said...

@ Dusty: Give Andre a break...carrying all that money to the bank is hard work.

Neeebs said...

Rancho something???

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT IS HAPPENING. WE ARE SCORING RUNS.

BJ Killeen said...

Hits AND runs? Wow!

Hideo Nomo said...

Welp, Kemp still sucks.

Paul said...

The problem has been Andre! The whole team hates Dre! Dre has been holding us back! Stay away from Dre!

MR.F said...

Kemp K, but SVS with the walk.

Neeebs said...

Rancho again.

What are these 6 runs you speak of?

BJ Killeen said...

That's gonna hurt the old ego...

BJ Killeen said...

@ Paul: Gotta keep Dre...easy on the eyes...

Hideo Nomo said...

Uribe ruined the fun.

Hideo Nomo said...

YA CAN'T RUN ON KEMP, MOFOS.

Paul said...

What in the world....

MR.F said...

Wait, what?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers should play all their games in the AM, against sub.500 teams, with AAAA starting pitchers.

Orel said...

A lot of morning drama today.

Orel said...

There's your seven runs, Ryu. Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

What the fuck is going on around here??

For the record:

Slammed at work, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

No lineup posted in comments today. A new talisman?

Hideo Nomo said...

Good catch, Dust. Maybe we can run that into the ground too.

Dusty Baker said...

If there's any way to run something into the ground, we'll do it.

(arm falls off)

Paul said...

No lineup posted? I guess no boobs is the remedy.

Paul said...

Hernandez has been on base more times today than in the last 55 years. Look it up.

BJ Killeen said...

Moron announcers on MLB. Breaking for lunch to watch on TV..gotta feed Mr. Killeen.

Orel said...

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN 2m

Dodgers crushing today, so far. http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=330522108 … Anybody who dismisses team which includes Kershaw, Greinke, Ryu is making a mistake.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Orel - Buster Olney knows there are baseball teams on the West Coast?

Steve Sax said...

And, there goes the shutout. Braun clearly waiting for that curve.

Orel said...

Not only that....

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN 13m

Personally, @Hardeepd2, I don't think any NL West team should be dismissed. No dominant team, no really lousy team. Packed together.

Steve Sax said...

Did Hernandez really hit that HR, or was I watching a Russell Martin Dodger highlight?

Steve Sax said...

I don't think Buster Olney can be dismissed.

Steve Sax said...

For that matter, no sports writer should be dismissed. No dominant columnist. Packed together.

Steve Sax said...

7-1 LA through six

Orel said...

No sardine can be dismissed. No dominant fish. Packed together. In oil.

Orel said...

Seven strong for Ryu. Donnie owes him a Rolex.

Steve Sax said...

Can my kid's second grade class be dismissed? Because we've got soccer practice this afternoon.

Steve Sax said...

Can my hot cocoa be Swiss Missed?

Steve Sax said...

Ryu starts out the eighth: one pitch, one out

Steve Sax said...

Donnie's new winning strategy: don't use the pen

(Ryu at 108 pitches)

Steve Sax said...

Uribe error, Aoki reaches instead of being out #2.

QUIT THINKING ABOUT THE POST-GAME BRATWURSTS, URINE

Steve Sax said...

Thanks, Urine, for causing Donnie to rescue Ryu.

Orel said...

Beli: "Six-run lead? I can lose this game in ten pitches."

Orel said...

Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS 20s

#SFGiants in 9th inning or later: .327/.373/.567/.940. in 1st 8 innings: .268/.327/.392/.719. #clutch

MR.F said...

Wow, game still going.

Orel said...

I have to take my car to the mechanic. Guess what needs fixing? #clutch

Orel said...

What do you call a group of eggs? #clutch

Orel said...

My leg's broken! #crutch

Hideo Nomo said...

I keep bumping my head. #clutz

MR.F said...

SVS!!!

MR.F said...

Uribe with the run-scoring GIDP. #clutch

Orel said...

Even League can't fuck this up...right?

Dusty Baker said...

Save situation for League.

Steve Sax said...

9-2 lead. Can League close out the victory?

Why is this even a question?!

Orel said...

With a seven-run lead and against a batter hitting .163, League is UNSTOPPABLE

Dusty Baker said...

That's kind of a DAMMIT between us, isn't it Orel?

Steve Sax said...

Ball over the mound, Punto pulls a Dee Gordon and botches the catch. Weeks on first.

BJ Killeen said...

Mattingly may not have to go Greyhound to get home tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Grounder to Uribe who gets Weeks forced at second. Two outs.

Hideo Nomo said...

A...win?

BJ Killeen said...

Gotta grab my purse #clutch

Steve Sax said...

League vs. Logan Schafer, who is batting .182.

And League secures the victory!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

CONGRATS DONNIE! YOU'RE FIRED!

Steve Sax said...

2-4 road trip!

Steve Sax said...

PLAYOFFS!

BJ Killeen said...

We won. Stunned.

Dusty Baker said...

WTF just happened? I'm unfamiliar with this feeling.

MR.F said...

Yayyyy. I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

I would have been crushed not to win Game 45.

Orel said...

A Whole New I'll Take It

Dusty Baker said...

Brandon League:

A Whole New Blew

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!