Friday, May 31, 2013

Game 53 Thread: May 31 @ Rockies, 5:40p

Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 1.68 ERA) vs. Jon Garland (3-6, 5.53 ERA)

Always look on the bright side of life, folks.

At least our beloved team doesn't have a lame purple, dotted anthropomorphized triceratops mascot named Dinger. Plus, Dinger is clearly a child molester:
At least Kershaw is pitching, and we'll have our 1-2-3 pitchers for the Rockies road trip. (Although he is a disappointing 3-3, 5.91 ERA lifetime in 10 starts there.)

At least we have guys who can do this:

At least the Dodger blogosphere has reasoned writers who can break down the inure/replacement scenarios. MSTI:  How Many Dodgers Are Headed to Colorado?

At least we have a great stadium to come home to after the current road trip. Thanks to @bigleaguestew for letting us to contribute to the Ballpark Roadmap Project!
And of course, at least we have Vin. Though apparently Vin has some tendonitis in one of his hands, according to @ScottMCBS. Must have been from marking down all those Kemp strikeouts on his scorecard in May. Get well soon, Vin! (And Matty!)

Here's to low surly factors, success in Denver, and turning the corner in June!

74 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Win or lose, worst May in L.A. history, per Shaikin.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh wait, bright side. Uh...

Uh...

Yeah.

Orel said...

Whoo hoo! Dodgers makin' history!

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, and we don't have Vin this series. He doesn't travel to (Jesus) Colorado anymore.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gnegative Gnomes.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus f'in christ, folks. I try to be pos for half a second, and...well hell.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm clear on when Vin travels. Just saying we have him in general.

(cries)

Orel said...

DAMMIT we forgot to mention Cool-A-Coos in the BLS piece. At least it's in the comments.

Dusty Baker said...

Great job on that BLS piece, Orel a team!

I wish I had a cool-a-coo right now. In fact, I wish we had a Dodger Town place next to the stadium to visit when the Dodgers weren't in town. I would be all over dat shit.

Orel said...

Didn't the one at Universal CityWalk close down? Not that enduring that place would make it worth it.

Dusty Baker said...

I was really thinking about the idea that McCourt had re having a whole City Walk-esque area right off DS where there would be restaurants, bars, shoppes, memorabilia stores, etc.

Dusty Baker said...

Cubs beat the D'bags already today.

Orel said...

Ah yes, the Green Necklace!

Hideo Nomo said...

I just realized I haven't had a Cool-A-Coo this season. I'll have to remedy that on Thursday.

Hideo Nomo said...

Of course, I've only gone to two games...

Hideo Nomo said...

The City Walk store is still showing on their website. I might be there Monday. I'll check.

Dusty Baker said...

Last time I was there, it was still there. But that's been maybe 1.5 yrs ago.

Orel said...

Gnomes, see if this guy is still there.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of that thread, WHERE THE HELL HAS FRED'S BRIM BEEN???

(texts FB)

Paul said...

Don't get Cool-A-Coosed tonight Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Shaikin:

"Yasiel Puig in CF for second consecutive night in AA. #Dodgers might well be evaluating him there. Joc Pederson in LF."

Dusty Baker said...

M Ellis 2B
Ethier RF
Gonzalez 1B
Hernandez C
Van Slyke LF
Schumaker CF
Cruz SS
Uribe 3B
Kershaw P

Paul said...

That lineup has so many highs and lows in it. Well mostly lows.

Steve Sax said...

Lots of names ending in Z

Dusty Baker said...

ZZZzzzzz....is how I feel about this lineup.

karen said...

Hernandez in #4 spot.

Has it really come to this?

Hideo Nomo said...

There's your deuce.

karina said...

epale everyone!

karen said...

Epale, Sistah! So good to hear from you!

karina said...

URIBE MVP

karina said...

hi sistah! not being around because school is hazard

karen said...

It is so nice when it's the other guys screwing up.

Orel said...

Hello, blonde next to the Dodgers' dugout!

Orel said...

Karen & Karina! How many Ks does Kershaw have so far?

Orel said...

Second hit for Kershaw!

Orel said...

Cover your ears, Karen. Lyons using that Pony nickname again.

Steve Sax said...

Ramon Hernandez batting cleanup (and 0-for-3 I might add).

Kershaw with two RBI.

What the hell is going on here

Orel said...

Haven't you heard, Sax? It's a whole new blue.

karen said...

What about Lyon's talking about Little Pony crap, Orel?

I was covering my ears.

Orel said...

Lyons may never utter the name "Punto" again.

Orel said...

Dexter Fowler with the bunt single. Shades of Juan Pierre.

Orel said...

Fowler had eight home runs in April?

Orel said...

Clayton making them pop it up.

karen said...

It seems that Fowler is always biting us on the ass when we play the Rox.

karen said...

Great camera work on the throw to first.

Orel said...

Nasty pitch to K Rosario, whatever it was.

karen said...

Oh crap. This can't be good.

Steve Sax said...

Rays Indians is the MLB.tv free game of the day. Whoop de frickin doo

karen said...

Yikes!

karen said...

50 and OMG it's Brandon League.

*trembles quietly*

BJ Killeen said...

I'm home. Can we hang on??!!

BJ Killeen said...

FYI: the dodgers store in UC is fine and still there.

Paul said...

Fuck you Colletti!

BJ Killeen said...

Wow. No surprise there.

karen said...

How does League face his teammates in the clubhouse after this shit over and over and over...

Paul said...

Gotta blame Donnie if he leaves the donuts out League is gonna glaze them.

Steve Sax said...

Of all the Dodgers to have been injured this year, why hasn't Brandon League been one of them?

God is cruel.

Steve Sax said...

First and third, one out. How will we waste this opportunity?!

Steve Sax said...

No lead is safe at Coors Field.

No lead is safe with Brandon League pitching, no matter where the fuck you are playing

MR.F said...

Wow, League. Damnit.

Paul said...

MVPeee!

BJ Killeen said...

Urine the hero? Beli don't be the zero

karina said...

Uribe MVP

karen said...

Who would I rather see in the bottom of the tenth, League or Belli?

Ummm....

BJ Killeen said...

Is this our first extra inning win?

karen said...

Can I quit holding my breath now!?

Steve Sax said...

Juan Uribe, 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a SB? Inconceivable!

Paul said...

Good win gals and guys.

Neeebs said...

And the winning pitcher is???????
Fu@k you.

MR.F said...

This game is proof that wins are the most ridiculous stat ever.

MR.F said...

For pitchers, of course. Not teams, duh.

Neeebs said...

Certainly for relief pitchers it is.

Paul said...

All stats are ridiculous.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread UP!