Thursday, June 06, 2013

Game 59 Thread: June 6 vs. Braves, 7p


Zack Greinke (2-1, 4.80) vs. Tim Hudson (4-4, 4.80)*

Tim Hudson once filled Adam LaRoche's glove with human shit. (Deadspin)

I repeat: Tim Hudson once filled Adam LaRoche's glove with human shit. Does that sound like someone who should get to win a ballgame? No, I think not. (The baseball gods may agree with me, since he hasn't won a game since May 5th.)

On the other hand, the Dodgers' season to this point has been the equivalent of a glove full of human shit. Just when they thought they were out of the basement, the Padres shoved them back down the stairs. I want to say that this series against the Braves can't be worse than the last one, where the Dodgers were swept in three games (after holding leads in each), but now it's a four-game series. OF COURSE IT CAN BE WORSE.

I'll be at tonight's game, but up in the fancypants suites, as DelinO was recently. I promise to give the proletariat a wave or two.

*Hooray for identically mediocre ERAs!

131 comments:

Paul said...

Whose tired of losing?

Paul said...

Dodgers will draft a sharktopus in the first round.

MR.F said...

OUR TIRED OF LOSING

Paul said...

Weese not winning enough this done got to stop or I'm gonna be on Donnie like a chicken on a junebug.

Spank said...

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Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

I hope Don Sutton hits a home run on his bobblehead night.

Dusty Baker said...

Human shit in a glove is still not as baffling and nasty as scribbling on Tommy Lasorda's nuts.

MR.F said...

Puig single!

MR.F said...

Humbug.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig hurt himself on that pickoff, didn't he?

Fred's Brim said...

looked like another hammy

MR.F said...

Wait what?!

Fred's Brim said...

@Faner - it looked to me like he cringed after sneaking awkwardly back into first. Just my opinion. If he was an old man, they would have taken him out

Paul said...

They take me out after batting practice these days.

MR.F said...

Please score runs!

Orel said...

I walked by the TV and heard Vin say "Twelve thousand men!" and immediately thought, "Oh shit, today's D-Day!"

Paul said...

Don't blow this score one.

Paul said...

@Orel

Or he was talking about how many Dodgers have been left on base this year.

MR.F said...

Hey, an Olney.

MR.F said...

Given our personnel who came up to bat after SVS and Ethier, I'll take the one run.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I'll transcribe that Doug Harvey Vin-ette re Don Sutton's glove.

MR.F said...

Greinke and Puig are both 6-14 this season.

Fred's Brim said...

Zach needs a haircut

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Timmy!

MR.F said...

Nice!

Fred's Brim said...

anybody else going to "arm day"?

Orel said...

@Paul: Zing!

@Dusty: Thanks, I just started watching.

Orel said...

@FB: Nah, I got two.

Fred's Brim said...

you don't want a third for, yaknow, other stuff?

Orel said...

Shit, Kings in the hole in the 3rd.

Dusty Baker said...

Kings are down? Dammit. Still working so can only watch one thing at a time.

Fred's Brim said...

Good inning, Zachariah

Dusty Baker said...

That was a great strikeout pitch for that 1st out of the inning for Tiny Head, wasn't it?

Orel said...

6:30 left for the Kings.

Fred's Brim said...

he's had some really nasty pitches tonight, but then he'll be super wild. He's very Haren-like

Fred's Brim said...

maybe he's not super-wild, maybe it's just batters not swinging at his nasty stuff

Orel said...

5:00

Orel said...

I don't think the final score will be 1-0 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Heat within 2 with 1:28 left....

Hideo Nomo said...

Fuck yeah Cool-a-coo and free Stellas.

Orel said...

Free Stellas? Are you in a Google suite?

Dusty Baker said...

To be clear, was the Cool-a-coo free?

Orel said...

0:37 left on the Kings PP. 3:11 left in the game.

Dusty Baker said...

Forgot about basketball!

Dusty Baker said...

And I forgot about Dre.

Orel said...

2:30 left for the Kings....

Dusty Baker said...

Two minute warning, Kings!

Orel said...

1:17. Got a bad feeling about this.

Hideo Nomo said...

Cool-a-coo was NOT free.

Orel said...

The hockey game was a 5:00 and the basketball game was at 1:30 and I knew the hockey game would finish first.

Orel said...

0:52.4

Orel said...

I'd rather have the free beer.

Fred's Brim said...

but worth the price, right?

Fred's Brim said...

Marqueese would have gotten that call last night

Orel said...

OK, I was wrong. Basketball game just finished. 0:18.2 left for the Kings.

Orel said...

Kings lose.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK. Kings lost.

Dusty Baker said...

Basketball score?

Fred's Brim said...

Nyastay pitch!

Fred's Brim said...

Spurs win by 4

Orel said...

Makes you appreciate even more what the Kings did last year. 10-0 on the road!

Dusty Baker said...

Suck it, Lebron!

Exactly re Kings last season.

Orel said...

OK, next thing to look forward to: healthy Kemp, Hanley, AGon, Puig, Crawford, Ethier (?). Even if it's next year.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - if we can possibly, somehow, hang around for the next month, we could be in decent shape, if everybody comes back and plays somewhere close to potential

Orel said...

I hear ya, FB, but I don't see it happening this year. Even when Kemp gets healthy he'll need who knows how long to get his swing back. Considering Hanley, AGon and Crawford are already hobbled in one way or another, I don't know.

BJ Killeen said...

Wish I was home watching. I'm at some whacko car intro.

BJ Killeen said...

Wish I was home watching. I'm at some whacko car intro.

Dusty Baker said...

Even if that hitting comes together and injuries are overcome (iiiiiiifffff......), the pitching (mainly, middle and late relief) just isn't and won't likely come together.

Orel said...

Corolla, BJK? Can't say that's the sexiest unveiling ever.

Orel said...

@Dusty: But relief pitching is the easiest part to replace (even if Ned trades too much to get it).

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - i don't know either, but I have seen over the years teams (in all sports) that get dudes back from injury and their teams eventually starting playing better. I hope we see it this year

Fred's Brim said...

I am most scared about the starting pitching

Fred's Brim said...

Braves starting early on their comeback

Orel said...

Once Zack gets right, Kershaw-Greinke-Ryu could be spectacular. Especially since the Giants' pitching is hurting. I think the D'backs actually have the best rotation in the NL West right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Great pitch, Zach! Way to stick with it. Sittdown, Swedish for Owl.

Orel said...

SVS's got a gun!

Spank said...

GO SPURS!

Spank said...

Goddamn that sucked ass saying that.

Paul said...

Atta boy Slick!

Spank said...

Lakers4Lyfe

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Replace relief pitching in-season? You're quite the optimist especially given that it isn't just one or two guys that are needed. Gurrier, Belli, League, pretty much everyone but Howell or Jansen are shite.

Orel said...

Bet BJ beats us here.

Orel said...

Upton, that is.

Orel said...

Zack wriggles off the hook!

Paul said...

Great game by Zach.

Dusty Baker said...

Zilch for Zack in the runs scored department.

Dusty Baker said...

So I was considering a trip to the Yard on Sunday. Then I heard Lilly was pitching. Then I heard Lilly was perhaps not pitching and therefore could be god only knows what other scrub.

MMMmmm...maybe not.

Orel said...

@Dusty: Make the transition from Beli-Jansen-League to Paco-Howell-Jansen. Beli and Guerrier become mop-up guys. Not sure what to do with League. Figure Ned will trade for at least one middle-relief guy.

Orel said...

If Gattis is such a big deal why isn't he in the starting lineup?

Orel said...

Shit, League in the 9th with a one-run lead?

Orel said...

I wonder how many free Stellas that Gnomes has downed so far.

Orel said...

That was a coitus interruptus T.O., Simmons.

Orel said...

Love how AGon calmly signaled "two out" after Schaefer was called out on the DP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Only two, but they were tallboys. Woulda had more, but the fridge wasn't that stocked.

Orel said...

That's your fridge, Gnomes!

Orel said...

Ha ha, Heyward respects the arm of Puig!

Orel said...

Wow, Kenley Ks J. Upton!

Paul said...

Please get League 5 more runs.

Hideo Nomo said...

Also, I'm driving.

Fred's Brim said...

OK I gotta go to bed. Please don't blow this, no stupid walks, no errors, no dumb shit. Play right and finish this shit off!

Gnite all

MR.F said...

Night FB

MR.F said...

13-game hitting streak!

Orel said...

Sweet dreams, FB. Bloop single by Louie Screws for ya!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for joining us, FB!

You will either wake up to good news or to a lot of Belli-aching in this space.

Orel said...

OMG. RA for PUIG!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Hanliendo!

Orel said...

McDowell: "Just walk him and give them the run."

Orel said...

HA HA WAIT TILL FB SEES THIS!!!

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!

Dusty Baker said...

GRAND FUCKIN SLAM!!!!!

Erin said...

Goodness. This could get exciting.

MR.F said...

PUIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Erin said...

MLB.tv and the stupid delay fails me again. God damn it.

This kid is amazing, though.

Orel said...

That's what, four curtain calls in four games?

Orel said...

Vin letting the crowd tell the story.

Erin said...

"Nothing better than to be absolutely speechless to sum up the situation." -- Vin

Dusty Baker said...

Silent Vin is better than any other sports announcer.

Paul said...

Love it. We all needed this kind of fun.

Paul said...

Hit it the other way and it looked like he didn't even get all of it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul @ 9:22

There are your five runs!

Hideo Nomo said...

I am dead. Dead.

Dusty Baker said...

It looked like he didn't even get that on the fat part of the bat.

BJ Killeen said...

Picked the wrong game to miss. Fk Fk fk

Dusty Baker said...

5 would be enough for League. But will it be enough for Gurrier?

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for taking us through it, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Cruz with the gatorade bath. This may be the best role for him.

Paul said...

We make Puig Fiesta!

Dusty Baker said...

I like how even Kemp said (tweeted) that Puig was a beast.

Orel said...

Donnie looks happy!

Orel said...

PuigGTUP!