Thursday, May 30, 2013

Game 52 Thread: May 30 vs. Angels, 7p


Ted Lilly (0-1, 4.05 ERA) vs. Jason Vargas (4-3, 3.43 ERA)

Oh jesus. It's Lilly tonight. We'll have to rely on him to to bring us the improbable series win. Lilly faces Jason Vargas, who has gone 4-0 in his last five starts with a 2.25 ERA. It just doesn't seem like a fair fight, does it?

Last night, the Dodger bats broke out too little, too late, but hopefully that will provide some momentum coming into tonight's game. A-Gon and Hairston have a good record facing Vargas, so we'll look to them to turn up big.

In injury news, Matt Kemp (hamstring; swing; pride) is not due to have his MRI until this afternoon, so we can assume he will definitely be out of the lineup today. Looking like Schumaker in CF unless there's a longer term injury to Kemp, then we hear the Puig/Pederson conversation amplified. On a positive note, HanRam is about to begin his rehab assignment and doesn't look too far away from a return.

The recently-floundering Gnats are playing the A's right now. It would be nice to gain some ground on them. In fact, let's get this thread going early and use it for some scoreboard watching/Gnats hating.

UPDATE: Kemp to the 15-day DL to get his groove back.

UPDATE II: AJEllis has an oblique issue and is held out, hoping not to have to go on the DL. T-Fed called up and into action.

Keep watching this space for updates as the inexplicable injuries keep piling up.

141 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 Oakland bottom of the third. Going for the sweep!

Dusty Baker said...

Zito on the mound today.

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky on the Steel Reserve.

Dusty Baker said...

TX 9-5 over D'bags now. More ground-gaining opportunity.

QuadSevens said...

HateHateHate!!

karen said...

@ Dusty....I've got my HATE juices flowing, too.

C'mon A's! Kick some Evil Doers ass!

QuadSevens said...

Gnats with just 1 hit through 5.

San Diego down 6-1 in the 7th.

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 A's in the sixth.

Dusty Baker said...

It feels so dirty using that apostrophe in "A's".

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn Frisco put up 4 while I looked away.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty playing fast and loose with posting times.

Eh, why not?

Hideo Nomo said...

Come on, Oaktown! Put up 3, or 5, or 7!

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 23s

Federowicz is starting at catcher today. Matt Kemp isn't in the lineup.

Spank said...

*steel reserves*

Spank said...

HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE
HATE

Hideo Nomo said...

If you're a fan of WTF, this has been the season for you.

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight 39s

Andre Ethier starting in center field tonight just like God and Charlie Manuel intended.

Dusty Baker said...

Mother fudger. Gnats take this one 5-2.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs mom is playing fast and loose.

Dusty Baker said...

D'bags and Pod Rays lose.

Dusty Baker said...

LF: Crawford
2B: Ellis
1B: Gonzalez
RF: Van Slyke
3B: Hairston
CF: Ethier
C: Federowicz
DH: Hernandez
SS: Punto

Steve Sax said...

570AM said 15-day DL for Kemp

Hideo Nomo said...

Confirmed by everybody on the Twitters. Kemp to DL for his hammy.

karen said...

Matty to DL?? Maybe the time off and rehab assignment will help get himself figured out.

Orel said...

Maybe record some spoken-word poetry.

Spank said...

Pinche Punto!

My little pony.

I best cut that shit out before karen kicks my behind.That might not be so bad.

Spank said...

Matty may need a little brain therapy tambien.

Neeebs said...

@DB 3:51

Ummmmm apostrophe violation????

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 2m

My mistake: Ellis' left side is bothering him. Could be a DL situation.

Orel said...

Josh Hamilton out as well. You dodged a bullet, Ted Lilly.

Dusty Baker said...

At Neeebs:

I remember hitting the key; apostrophe was intended, but not displayed. I was on my iPhone in a mtg.

Paul said...

Ethier is the only starter that hasn't had some kind of injury. If you don't count his bruised ego.

Paul said...

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Paul said...

I found it.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Paul!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me! AJEllis hurt, too!

Steve Sax said...

aJellis with an oblique issue?

I got an oblique issue of the New Yorker a week or so ago. But the cartoons were still pretty good.

Paul said...

Oblique? I don't speak Frenxh.

Steve Sax said...

Very arty GT of you, Dusty

Paul said...

Or French.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't disrespect the New Yorker, Sax!

(looks down at Sax through his monocle)

Orel said...

James Loney just hit his fourth home run.

Paul said...

Le booooooo!

karen said...

Ajellis hurt too? Will this never end??

karen said...

EK saying he still thinks the Dodgers will be in the post season. You make me hopeful Eric, but you said the same thing last year.

Spank said...

Don't forget to add Saxy's pulled groin to the injury update.

Cc:Stubbsy

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs is still pulling, for Pete's sake

Orel said...

Wow, 50 comments before the first pitch!

Orel said...

Drinking wine, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

let's win this series. If the Muts can sweep the Yanks, we can win 3 of 4 against these bums

Orel said...

Crawford leadoff triple!

karen said...

You go Crawdude!!

Orel said...

Mellis line out. At least they're making contact.

Orel said...

AGon sac! 1-0 Dodgers

Orel said...

Teddy's perfect so far!

Orel said...

Exclamation!

karen said...

Dre legging out the single. Careful, Dre. Don't pull a hammy.

Orel said...

PH Ramon Hernandez doubles. And to think Donnie's job was once in jeopardy.

karen said...

@ Spanky 4:54...I hate that little pony nickname. I don't know of any man who would want to be called a little pony.

Orel said...

Punto walks! RANCHO ARDIENDO

Hideo Nomo said...

Vin said we're 2 for 24 with the bases loaded and 2 outs. Pitiful.

Orel said...

I don't even blink anymore when the Dodgers leave the bases loaded.

Orel said...

Crawford with a huge diving catch! Please don't be hurt.

Dusty Baker said...

Crawdaddy! Man you for real!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa with a double gin and tonic after a long day, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Are we really this thin that we have Ramon Hernandez as DH?

karen said...

OK, I know I'm late with this, I was getting mom something to eat so please bear with me.

Crawdaddy scared the shit out of making that diving catch. I've become paranoid about injuries these days.

Dusty Baker said...

"Side by side skid marks down there in left." - Vin, not knowing how much we'd all be giggling about that

Dusty Baker said...

I know, Karen. It's scary. He seems to be ok for now.

What else can happen?

(checks above himself for falling anvil)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Whaddup, ya'll. Ted Lilly has limited them to 1 run and 1 hit through 3.5? How long can this possibly last?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Superman finally realized that his underpants go underneath his suit?

karen said...

Well, shit.

When it rains, it pours.

Vinny talking about Crawdad's skidmark again.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Clearly not long.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty

Me and my big mouth. Jinxed it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hernandez!

karen said...

Our .111 average DH'er goes yard and gets us tied.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DBT checking from the big a.

Cliff Beefpile said...

With that little sphincter-esque "halo" at the top of the A, it's like even their logo says "assholes". The skidmarks just verify that.

Dusty Baker said...

Best comment of the night, Cliffy!

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny with the MASH reference!

Dusty Baker said...

It didn't suck to see the Yankmes swept in four by the Mutts.

karen said...

I have never been a huge Ted Lilly fan.

But he saved the dog. I guess I have to like him now.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Me too, Karen. I was fine disliking his dopey face, then Vinny had to go and tell that story.

Orel said...

@DBT: Thanks for checking in! Now we'll know who the streaker is.

karen said...

Oh no. Belli up in pen.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh you can stick that rally monkey up your arse
You can stick that rally monkey up your arse
You can stick that rally monkey
You can stick that rally monkey
You can stick that rally monkey up your arse

Orel said...

Jacoby Ellsbury had five stolen bases tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

We haven't had five collective stolen bases in May, have we?

karen said...

@ Dusty...Are those original DB lyrics??

karen said...

Belli coming in.

I'm frightened Auntie Em!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Adapted from an old English soccer chant.

Paul said...

Ted gives us a solid outing. Offense once again limp.

Dusty Baker said...

Bellieve me this is not going to go well.

Paul said...

Yup.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Well I thought Belli was going to fuck up throwing, but instead he fucked up by trying to field.

karen said...

Obviously Belli doesn't know he's supposed to pitch and get his fat ass out of the way.

Paul said...

Someone get Belli back on the fuckin yeyo!

karen said...

OD GOD!! He did it again.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Now Belisario's just fucking with us.

Dusty Baker said...

Did Belli really glove that little squibber? If he would have bare-handed it, there would have been a play at first.

Paul said...

Aybar up It's a trap!

Paul said...

Could've been worse.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Could've been worse, but this being the Dodgers it didn't need to be.

Paul said...

Think we lose this one 4-3.

Paul said...

This ain't the PCL Federowachiznwnsh

Cliff Beefpile said...

1 for 11 in the series. Mickey Mantle my ass!

Dusty Baker said...

Punto you su---Punto you're great!

Orel said...

Nothing is normal with Beli on the mound. Nice recovery by Punto.

karen said...

That ain't no little pony play.

Good job Nick.

karen said...

Belli thinks he's pitching batting practice.

Dusty Baker said...

THe batters opposing Belli think Belli is pitching BP.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 6.75

Dusty Baker said...

What ever happened to SoSG commenter Hong Like a Chih Kuo?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't know that I'm OK with the fact that the Angels cloned Jared Weaver and are trying to pass him off as some guy named "Richards".

Paul said...

It's the OC water. White people multiply in it.

Paul said...

Sooooo close!

Dusty Baker said...

How do we keep the white people from multiplying?

Paul said...

Whatever you do don't feed them after midnight.

karen said...

I guess the positive thing about losing is we don't have to endure Brandon League coming in in the 9th.

Paul said...

What ump!.

Cliff Beefpile said...

SAFE!?

Dusty Baker said...

He was safe, no?

Paul said...

Clearly out.

karen said...

I thought Donnie was going to get himself thrown out to fire up his team.

At this point, it couldn't hurt.

Paul said...

Okay let's do this.

Paul said...

Get on base Jerry.

Paul said...

Nice start.

Paul said...

Any of that old magic left Dre?

Paul said...

Not the same Dre.

Paul said...

Yup.

karen said...

Siddown you Big "A"holes

Paul said...

Guess Hairston isn't going.

Dusty Baker said...

Brandon League is warming up just to bring bad juju to Dodger hitters.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Thanks for the 1B call. It was just the gin and juice talking on my end.

And the season-long frustration.

Dusty Baker said...

We don't make party.

Paul said...

Yup.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Dodgers, these Angel fans have to get home. The ladies have tanning bed appointments in the morning and the guys need to flatten out the brims on their hats.

Paul said...

We still have over 100 of these sad games left.

Dusty Baker said...

PGT UP!

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO