Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Game 50 Thread: May 28 vs. Angels, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2, 3.30) vs Joe Blanton (1-7, 6.19).

In the concluding game of this two-game series (which continues tomorrow in Anaheim for two more games; WTF, MLB schedulers?!), the Dodgers look for a series sweep of sorts. Fresh off their biggest come-from-behind victory this season (five runs), the Dodgers face the Angels' version of Josh Beckett: Joe Blanton, who just lucked into his first win of the season last outing, against Kansas City.

Can the Dodgers beat Bizarro Beckett? Possibly, if Adrian Gonzalez (9-for-11 in his last three games, with 7 RBI, 6 R and 2 HR) can bat third, fourth, and fifth in the lineup. Other than that, even with Dee Gordon down in the minors, it may be another error-filled (for us), high-scoring (for them, and maybe even us) evening.

This GT is late, by the way, courtesy of gogo inflight, which is slower than fucking molasses in January.  My apologies; blogging from the plane. Sorry about that (and I do hope the SoSG accounting crew reimburses this expense...).

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127 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Answer sent!

Orel said...

Twenty examples of Dodger grit in five minutes

Orel said...

(Dodger Thoughts)

Steve Sax said...

Why does it take Jon Weisman so long to edit?

Paul said...

I don't often booo but when I do it is in a SOSG game thread.

Cliff Beefpile said...

As bad as I hate the Angels, I'll be in and out for this one...bigger fish to fry, so to speak. Game 7 Kings vs. Sharks.

BJ Killeen said...

Matty is sliding down the lineup

BJ Killeen said...

Crawford LF
M Ellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
AJ Ellis C
Uribe 3B
Cruz SS
Ryu P

BJ Killeen said...

Some lucky bugger who gets a t-shirt tonight will get to throw out the first pitch.

Orel said...

Alden Gonzalez ‏@Alden_Gonzalez 26m

#Angels have scratched Josh Hamilton because of back spasms. Team said Scioscia is hopeful he'll be available later in the game.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Kings up 2-0 early!

karen said...

I know I have said this before but what the hell is that on Blanton's chin??

BJ Killeen said...

Matt is on base! HBP tho.

Orel said...

Blanton plunks Kemp. Fans boo. Matty just can't win!

karen said...

Kings still up with 2 goals at end of 2nd period.

Dusty Baker said...

Shucks!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

GT wasn't that late. 4:20 was a good time to post it.

ps- I tried to post one earlier but Blogger app iPad continues to blow chunks.

EricoPerico said...

SF and SD both losing. It would be nice to get out of last place today.

Dusty Baker said...

These two teams are locked in a classic suck off.

BJ Killeen said...

Ryu is kickin Matt's ass.

Steve Sax said...

@DB: totally agree with you on the blogger mobile apps. For iPad and iPhone, it sucks both ways

Steve Sax said...

Inflight MLB.com over wireless.... Ryu doubles to break up the no-hitter, and Crawford and Mellis can't convert? That's pretty weak sauce.

Steve Sax said...

SF losing in Oakland, 2-1 (T3)

Steve Sax said...

Rox won

Steve Sax said...

Trout, out.

Steve Sax said...

I don't know if I like the crowd booing Pujols. I like Pujols. And if he keeps grounding out against us, I'm ok with that.

Paul said...

Booooooo!

Steve Sax said...

Trumbo, gumbo.

Ryu sounds like he made a sweet kick save there!

0-0 through 3.5

KLAC plays "gangnam style" on the fade out song. Hmm.

karen said...

Please baseball gods, don't let Ryu be hurt.

Steve Sax said...

Shit, it sounds like we lost Ryu on that play. Dammit, Sue Falsone!

karen said...

Ok Matty. Nows your chance to regain your hero satus.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier double! One out

Steve Sax said...

C'mon Kemp

Steve Sax said...

How deep was the kemp fly ball? Charley called it reasonably deep but with him you never know

Steve Sax said...

Giants down 4-1 in the third

Steve Sax said...

Fuck! We needed AJellis' OBP right there

Steve Sax said...

This flight sucks. This game is almost worse

Steve Sax said...

Shit, 2-1 Kings, 13:20 left in the third

karen said...

@Saxy...Matty's fly was caught at the wall. He came close but no cigars.

Steve Sax said...

Did it ever come out exactly what that Golson kid did?

He wasn't making prank calls to Manti, was he?

Steve Sax said...

Callaspo, clasped. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: thank you. With charley on the mike, it could have been a fly out to the pitcher's mound

Steve Sax said...

Iannetta, netted.

0-0 through 4.5

Dusty Baker said...

45

karen said...

Kid K clean shaven. I hope he's not messing with the jinx juju.

Dusty Baker said...

On the hockey now. Too close for comfort.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K shaved, then Blanton glued the clippings to his own chin.

Steve Sax said...

I am sitting in first class listening to this game. Dammit, more beer!

Orel said...

"A red-hot Uribe!" —Vin

Steve Sax said...

Gamecast is useless for hockey, so I will need to depend on you guys

Steve Sax said...

The only time red hot is used in a sentence with Uribe is when mike and Ike's are also around

Dusty Baker said...

8:54 top go in third. Kings up 2-1.

Steve Sax said...

Though that was a lead off single by urine, indeed

Steve Sax said...

Errant beach ball, with Uribe on the mound. Better get that off quick or he might chase it thinking it's a marshmallow

Steve Sax said...

Cruz with his daunting .104 average

Orel said...

CRUZ MISSILE!

Steve Sax said...

Come on Cruz, show us something

Steve Sax said...

CRUZ!!!

Gameday deeeeeelay!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Cruz is a half-Mendoza.

Steve Sax said...

Charley almost fell out of his chair on that HR call

BJ Killeen said...

Wtf? Is the apocalypse coming?

Steve Sax said...

"That is one happy dugout, clapping for the very popular but struggling Luis Cruz! Cruz is being pelted down there jumping up and down!"--charley

Dusty Baker said...

I should belittle Cruz more often!

Steve Sax said...

2-0 dodgers, B5

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday now spinning a yarn about how he noticed Luis Cruz in the locker room, on the verge of breaking out.

Dusty Baker said...

Rick scouting out young talent in the locker room?

Erin said...

I haven't even been to this game thread until right this moment. And I was coming on to say, "Are in Bizarro World?"

BJ Killeen said...

Ok Matt. With that HR, you are officially the suckiest on the team.

Dusty Baker said...

MEllis keeps it going in the 5th.

Dusty Baker said...

Camera caught Cruz in the dugout giving Matt a lesson on how to hit a baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

2:00 left in hockey game, Sax.

Orel said...

Vin regaling us with tales of old favorite Paul Lo Duca.

Orel said...

Sharks with the empty net. Quick with the save, 1:19 left.

Dusty Baker said...

Paulie!! I loved Lo Duca.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm about to eat this beer bottle I'm so nervous about the hockey game.

Orel said...

One minute left!

Orel said...

You mean Paul "Fuck the Dodgers" Lo Duca?

Paul said...

41.1

Steve Sax said...

Crunch time for the Kings, final minute

Orel said...

KINGS WIN!

Paul said...

Kings win!

Dusty Baker said...

KINGS WIN!!!!!!

Paul said...

Dammit.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I phrased that in past tense.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Steve Sax said...

Why is this hockey game stalled at 41 seconds on my ESPN browser?

karen said...

YAY KINGS!!

How you doing with that beer bottle now,Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

I have a lot of little shards of glass in my teeth.

Orel said...

And then a Kemp double!

Orel said...

@Sax: Timeout at Staples Center for Kings fans to boo Matt Kemp.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings win! Suck it, NorCal!

Orel said...

Man, Ryu is locked in.

Dusty Baker said...

Pulgas scuffling almost as much as Matt is. All this standing at first base must really be taxing him.

Ryu retires 17 in a row and we go to the bottom of the 7th.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats are losing. Suck it, NorCal!

BJ Killeen said...

@Dusty: ditto.

Orel said...

I enjoy nice weather. Suck it, NorCal!

Orel said...

Iannetta doubles. Boo Ryu!

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier sure wasn't in any sort of hurry was he?

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu gets out of it. We need 8-10 runs for Geico once the pen comes into play.

Hideo Nomo said...

Way to go, Psy Young!

Dusty Baker said...

A-Gon HR here would be cool with me.

Dusty Baker said...

Or not.

Paul said...

If Beckett was pitching we would be in the 3rd.

BJ Killeen said...

FU Seattle, can't beat the pads.

Paul said...

Complete this game Psy.

Paul said...

Angels broadcast is boring.

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu back in to pitch the ninth.

Kemp out to bitch about the ninth.

Paul said...

Is Shoe mucker really that big of a defensive upgrade in Center?

Orel said...

KKKKKKK

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Ryu - it would be epic for you to get this CGSO.

Backward K to start the ninth.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemo is having elbow pain after being hit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Psy Young is my favorite comment of the season. Well done, Nomo.

Dusty Baker said...

They're on their feet at Dodger Stadium.

Paul said...

Nice stop Juan. Snagged that like it was a burger.

Orel said...

Wow, that was beautiful. CGSHO

Cliff Beefpile said...

This night officially kicks ass. Make party!

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, nice game Ryu!

Sweeeeeeeeep

BJ Killeen said...

2 4 2!

Paul said...

Suck it So So Cal.

Dusty Baker said...

Saw a tweet that Mark Walter gave Ryu a big hug on the field after the game. Bottle that feeling and take it to OC for the next two games.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bummed I had to catch most of this one on Gameday.
Double bummed it was on KCAL so no replay.

Steve Sax said...

Juan Uribe suddenly gets excited, leaning the next trip is to Orange (Julius) County.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: kcal still has Evelyn Taft however. Hang on

Dusty Baker said...

Triple bummed that I don't know anything about comic books so can't put together some sort of thematic PGT.

Orel said...

If only there were a man who was super....

Orel said...

PGTUP!