Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Game 51 Thread: May 29 vs. Angels, 7p


Chris Capuano (1-3, 5.60 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.91 ERA)

The Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles take their California adventure on the road to a decidedly different city and county, with a two-game set beginning tonight in Anaheim, California. Fresh off a two-game home minnie-sweep of the Angels, the team has to feel good about their chances for building a little momentum, though Angel Stadium hasn't always proven to be the happiest place on earth for Dodger success. Weaver of course is coming off an elbow injury (after landing goofy on a play) that has kept him out for much of the season, and one would have to be in fantasyland to think he could just bounce right back from something like that. Nor, however, will we really know what to expect from Capuano; we've seen some great moments with Mr. Capuano but he faces an uphill battle against a team that can put up some big thunder offense.

Speaking of injuries, Kemp was hit in the elbow/forearm with a pitch yesterday, which may give Mattingly ariel excuse to sit him for a day without the threat the kind of clubhouse drama we've seen recently that seems more like Toontown. We'll have to see how Mattingly tinkers with the lineup as a result.

It autry be a good one.

137 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Kemp is back to his winnie ways:

Crawford DH
Pluto SS
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Van Slyke LF
Schumaker 2B
AJEllis C
Cruz 3B
Capuano P

Orel said...

"Crazy? She's fucking Goofy!"

Hideo Nomo said...

Hope the Dodgers don't play like pooh.

Dusty Baker said...

Hope pooh-holes plays like pooh.

Orel said...

Wonder how Donnie's going to handle the bullpen tonight. Not that it Matterhorns.

Paul said...

Hey I know Jerad's brother Jeff! It's a small world after all.

Orel said...

Er, make that Donald Mattingly.

Paul said...

If Cap gets in trouble you can call Donald Captain Hook.

Paul said...

Or should I say I hope Cap doesn't get the hook early.

Darn it. I will never be as clever as Grant Brisbee.

Dusty Baker said...

Pressure is on Jungle Cruz with HanRam coming back soon.

Dusty Baker said...

There autopia way for us to get some mid-season bullpen help.

Paul said...

Maybe we can just tinker Belli's delivery.

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! Nice one, Paul.

Orel said...

Eeyore on fire, Paul!

Paul said...

Dinner hit 3 homeruns today? Guess he wished upon a star.

Dusty Baker said...

Pluto back in the lineup. Hope he neverlands on that bruised back he got from that weird play the other day.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine: made of Flubber

karen said...

On the sofa, Vinny.

Dusty Baker said...

Angels in the Outfield:

Trout
Hamilton
Shuck

Hideo Nomo said...

Get on with it!

Paul said...

I think Kemp is going to hit a homerun tonight.

Paul said...

Not a good at bat.

Dusty Baker said...

What was that circle jerk pre-game shit? Play the damn game already. Jesus.

Paul said...

He goes by Savior Colorado these days.

Paul said...

Not the start I was hoping for.

karen said...

I've gotten a little spoiled the last couple of games. Our start tonite, however, has brought the fear back. Anaheim is not the happiest place on earth if you're a Dodger fan.

So far.

Dusty Baker said...

So hoping that Trumbo drops a fly ball so I can go all Amazing Trumbo Drop on yall.

Dusty Baker said...

Hamilton looks like he got high and taped Joe Blanton's pubes to his chin.

Paul said...

Steve Sax would be proud of him.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm mulan over just turning the game off already.

Paul said...

Too many Angels free basing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Captain Ew.

Paul said...

I will take it.

Dusty Baker said...

That first inning made me Grumpy.

karen said...

OMG! He got out of it.

Dusty Baker said...

Seems like Capuano had 101 pitches that inning.

Dusty Baker said...

SVS gets a Fast Pass to the visiting dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

That darn catcher doubles to right.

Paul said...

Not feeling very Pollyanna about this one anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully that one run won't Mater.

Steve Sax said...

That was a fucking epic GT, Dusty. Golf clap!

As for that Mellis-less lineup, I can only hope Mattingly's Pixar smart.

Dusty Baker said...

Cheers, Sax.

I might have to hang it up tonight after my Mater comment. I was even booing myself after that one.

karen said...

I'd feel much better about this game if were facing Dream Weaver.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd feel much better about it if Dream Weaver were pitching for us.

Or if Dream Weaver were here sharing his bong with me.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

I'd be Lion if I said I thought this was going to turn out well.

karen said...

I think it's time to mention Dream Weaver Jr. hasn't allowed a hit. We have to get the jinx juju flowing.

Orel said...

Do we have any hits yet?

karen said...

@ Orel

Not a one. Jr. is pitching a no-hitter.

Orel said...

Gritty recovery by Cap! Blows the DP but still gets the runner at first.

Orel said...

Thanks, Karen. Just what we need.

Dusty Baker said...

Is the lineup card exchange still going on?

Dusty Baker said...

That ball was foul, but I'll take it!

karen said...

Sit down you asshole.

Steve Sax said...

Jared Weaver has a no-hitter through four? Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

Dre's double breaks up the no-no.

Orel said...

I don't know what to be more amazed by, Dre doubling or Vin missing the call!

Dusty Baker said...

Good work, guys!

Steve Sax said...

Gameday radio about a minute behind gameday pitch action

karen said...

I love you, Vinny. You just talk about the no no all you want.

And Eithier doubles!

Thanks Vin!!

Steve Sax said...

And there goes the no-hitter! Andre double

Steve Sax said...

Lotsa cheers for the dodgers at Anaheim stadium...

Steve Sax said...

Kemp 0-for-1 and swinging at everything. 0-2 count

Dusty Baker said...

God almighty Kemp is terrible.

Paul said...

Godawful at bat by Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Matt, a three-pitch K? Not good.

Paul said...

Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

"Struck out on three pitches, and only one was a strike." -Rick monday

Steve Sax said...

Van Slyke pulling a kemp here, 0-2 count

Paul said...

That wasn't much better.

Paul said...

Nice hit!

Orel said...

Skip!

Dusty Baker said...

Note to Dodger "hitters":

Lil Weave is throwing every pitch low and outside. STOP FUCKING SWINGING AT THOSE!

Steve Sax said...

Schuuuuuuu

Steve Sax said...

The angel stadium waterfall, on MLB.com gameday, does not seem to be moving.

karen said...

"Trout's line was way upstream"-Vinny

Steve Sax said...

Steal second, skipster!

Dusty Baker said...

I see my hitting advice has paid off!

Steve Sax said...

Jellis! Setting us up for a Cruz homer!

karen said...

Dream Jr. a little shook up.

Ahhhh.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

karen said...

You just pitch your heart out, Jr. We need the runs.

Orel said...

Pretend you're up the 5, Carl!

Orel said...

Rally killer.

karen said...

My mom just said "Who could get just 1 run on 4 hits except the Dodgers". For some reason Her dementia isn't as bad when I come down to her house and we watch the Dodgers game together. Isn't that great??

Thank you Dodgers.

Orel said...

A.J.'s got a gun!

Dusty Baker said...

Great anecdote, Karen!

Orel said...

Great story, Karen. Your mom speaks the truth!

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Trout beat him by a hair. I wonder why Cap didn't just tag Trout with his glove hand along the base line?

Paul said...

Crap.

Orel said...

That could have been much worse. Mumbo Trumbo HR makes it 3-1 Angels.

Orel said...

Thank goodness for Josh Hamilton!

karen said...

Well so much for us tying the game.

Steve Sax said...

Trumbo HR. well, that's not good. 3-1 Angels through 5.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus Colorado, Kemp is just the shittiest of the shitty right now. There has to be some sort of intervention by the team, like when we did an intervention with the entire Flaming Menudos that time.

Paul said...

Kemp looks like me at a dry Wedding reception. Lost.

Dusty Baker said...

Shocker, Kemp swung at a pitch off the plate away. And missed.

Dusty Baker said...

What is a dry wedding reception? that does not compute.

karen said...

Matty, I am one who would never boo you but this shit is getting old.

Paul said...

Slider does not compute for Kemp.

Paul said...

Release the Puig!

Dusty Baker said...

I just released a pug. I misread your comment, Paul.

Dusty Baker said...

Of course a .215-hitting catcher would get a double right here.

Steve Sax said...

Methinks Cap is about done

Dusty Baker said...

Shit, Skip.

Orel said...

Very smooth, Skip. Let's see how many runs that error leads to.

Dusty Baker said...

Skippy, Robin us of an out.

karen said...

Shake it off, Skipper.

Oh-Oh, were getting into the bullpen from hell.

Paul said...

We need a pug at second.

karen said...

Javy barely gets us out of the inning.

Orel said...

Javy's like, remember me?

Paul said...

It was a fun two game win "streak".

karen said...

Remember way back when Javy flirted with being our closer. On all that is holy, what the hell happened?

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp Kemp'd. Not sure what the issue is.

Orel said...

Great, Kemp's hurt! Again!

Orel said...

Karen, you been hanging out at the docks? Because you're cursing like a sailor. Keep it up!

Paul said...

I'd say I hope Kemp is okay but he hasn't been for awhile.

Orel said...

What, so "fuck" isn't a curse word?

Orel said...

Hey Dusty, what is the beer price range at DS?

karen said...

Well then FUCK, FUCK, FUCK this game.

And the angels and the horses they rode in on.

Well, maybe not the horses.

Dusty Baker said...

Beer?

Orel said...

AGon with a meaningless homer.

karen said...

Agone gets us 1 precious run.

Dusty Baker said...

Phantasmic, A-Gon!

Orel said...

@Dusty: Yeah, I need it for this BLS thing.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck fuck fuck. A pox on all your houses!

Forgot all about that shit, Orel.

BJ Killeen said...

Just tuned in. Not good

Orel said...

Pitch in what you can, Dusty. I'll send you what I have tonight or tomorrow morning.

Orel said...

Wow, SVS with a meaningless homer too!

Dusty Baker said...

SVS gets us a bit closer. 4-3!

karen said...

SVS gets us another run.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

BJ Killeen said...

I wanna have SVS' babies.

BJ Killeen said...

Oh well.

Dusty Baker said...

PGTUP!

karen said...

I'm going to have to spend more time on the docks. I Can't think of any naughty things to say after another debacle.

MR.F said...

At least SVS continues to look pretty good.