Saturday, June 01, 2013

Game 54 Thread: June 1 @ Rox, 1p

Such a classic, I don't even know who to credit for this.

Zack Greinke (2-1, 4.38) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 3.90).

Congrats, Dodgers! You just finished with a 10-17 record in May, making it the franchise's worst May ever! Matt Kemp went on the DL just as Hanley Ramirez is getting ready to come off it, the rotation needs a number-four starter, and the bullpen makes the Hindenburg look like a fender-bender.

On the other hand, Juan Uribe is hitting a respectable .287/.394/.414, so there's that.

Yesterday's Game Thread may have been flush with hope, but today we're going with negativity. It's just so easy...like James Loney's new swing, which has him hitting .329/.391/.514. See?

86 comments:

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

League reminds me of those inbred beasts from "The Hills Have Eyes"

Orel said...

Those mutants can probably pitch better.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm feeling the negative. Good to be back in that space.

Dusty Baker said...

Coupla cadillacs down me; surly factor while watching Dodgers Live: 7

karen said...

Uh-oh. Dusty's surly factor at 7 and the game hasn't even started yet. Let's put our seatbelts on everybody. It might get bumpy.

Dusty Baker said...

(bumps)

karen said...

Mattingly trying to be cute when questioned about closing position.

Coy doesn't look good on you, Don.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

I totally agree. Mattingly could not sell that posture in his interview, and just looked stupid and in over his head.

Wait, where have I heard that before?

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
Ellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Hairston 3B
Schumaker CF
Punto SS
Federowicz C
Greinke P

Dusty Baker said...

Per @DodgersPR:

Juan Uribe led the Dodgers (min. 50 PA) with a .327 May batting average in 22 games.

Steve Sax said...

Our "closer", and I use that term as loosely as he positions his pitches, has a 6.75 ERA through one-third of the season.

Dusty Baker said...

I could be bling stinking drunk and blindfolded and have a better ERA than League.

Orel said...

Or a mutant!

Dusty Baker said...

(surls)

Orel said...

Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick 4m

Hyun-Jin Ryu isn't sure he can make his start Sunday because of a sore foot. http://atmlb.com/10HxYLg

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for poo-pooing in our cornflakes, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 8

karen said...

Here we go...

Orel said...

Welcome!

karen said...

Here we go...

Steve Sax said...

Greinke struggling here in the second. One run in, one out and bases full of rocks

Steve Sax said...

Surly factor update please!

Steve Sax said...

UJTD!

Steve Sax said...

We needed that double play, Chacin. Thanks

Steve Sax said...

I love how MLB.com GameDay's depiction of Coors Field has a sparsely populated bleacher ("Rockpile") section.

Dusty Baker said...

T-Fed delivers!

Dusty Baker said...

Check your email, Sax. Just sent something.

Dusty Baker said...

Sue Falsone pulls a hammy going to see about Crawford's hammy.

Spank said...

Curly factor: 10

*slaps bald head*

*stammers*

Orel said...

Crawford out with...guess...a hammy issue!

karen said...

I don't ever remember such an injury plagued start.

It has to balance out soon.

Right?

Dusty Baker said...

^ Well played, Spanky

Dusty Baker said...

I just ate a ham sandwich. The ham pulled a hamstring halfway through.

Dusty Baker said...

RANCHO ERRORIENDO!

Dusty Baker said...

OF COURSE WE SEND THE OLDEST SLOWEST WHITE GUY ON EARTH.

Aside from me, obviously.

karen said...

Boy, there has been some really crappy camera work in this series. Where's Scott, BJ?

Dusty Baker said...

You're right, Karen. It's like some Little League dad is filming this game on his Super 8.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnomes cracking me up on Facebook.

Dusty Baker said...

Nedster being interviewed in-game. Talking up Stephen Fife.

Dusty Baker said...

Sam Adams Alpine Spring up in dis bish, for the record.

What are we grilling tonight? Dinger Burgers?

Dusty Baker said...

Greinke has a tiny head, for the record.

Dusty Baker said...

MOTHER FUCKER. Wnhy we do keep pitching to this shitsucker!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Surly Factor: 8.75

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: did Colletti make any mention of his three-year, $22.5M deal to Brandon League? Which still has two and two-thirds left to go?

Dusty Baker said...

Kings up 1-0!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Honestly I only listened to a bit of Ned then tuned out and tried to enjoy the game and pretend he didn't exist.

karen said...

YEAH BABY!!

BJ Killeen said...

Sa-weet!

BJ Killeen said...

Soot I'm late! Shopping with ma sister. She lives in gnats ville. Made her buy a dress in dodger blue. Lol

BJ Killeen said...

@karen. I'll send Scott to Colorado!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: how ironic. Ned is trying to pretend Brandon League doesn't exist

Steve Sax said...

FedEx has three RBI. Wow

BJ Killeen said...

Wow. Donnie has emotions!

Steve Sax said...

Wtf happened with Mattingly here?

BJ Killeen said...

Ok. Lets see the game without donnie

karen said...

Outman.

It's just to easy.

Dusty Baker said...

It feels like we should be up by more than we are.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty in Law: We usually don't do well in this [Coors] field.

Dusty: We usually don't do well.

Orel said...

Does that make us ne'er-do-wells?

karen said...

Belisario coming in.

Y'all know how I feel.

Dusty Baker said...

This will end well.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats lost 8-0 to the Shards today. Cain started that game, I believe.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Belli!

Orel said...

Bullpen is just brutal. Must be payback for the years of Gagne and Saito.

Dusty Baker said...

This bullpen can go home and fuck itself.

Steve Sax said...

Cain got hammered in the first game of the doubleheader. STL 8, SF 0

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly (whom i know is ejected but you get the point) always knows how to get the worst out of this bullpen

karen said...

That was a perty pitch by J.P.

Dusty Baker said...

That pitch fooled me at home on the replay and I had already seen it once.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis, 0-for-4 today

Dusty Baker said...

MEllissa ain't getting much done. Can we borrow Robinson Canoe for the rest of the season?

karen said...

Redemption for Mellis???

Dusty Baker said...

Here is where we lose.

Dusty Baker said...

Done and done. YOU SUCK DONKEY, Gurrier.

karen said...

Rox acting like it's fucking game 7.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

That's exactly what my wife just said.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Bill Shaikin:

"I'm told #Dodgers pulled Puig out of AA lineup to ensure he doesn't get hurt while team determines status of Crawford."

karen said...

@ Mrs. Dusty...Great minds and all that.

Paul said...

Boooooo!

Steve Sax said...

Fucky fuck fuck

Spank said...

JULIES!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Kings lose.

Dodgers lose.

The Sparks had better beat San Antonio tonight, or I'm going to go apeshit.

Dusty Baker said...

Nicely played, Sax. Took me a second, but I I have full buy-in now!

Dusty Baker said...

Irreverent PGT up!!