Thursday, June 20, 2013

Game 71 Thread: June 20 @ Padres, 7p

Odd place for such huge news to come out.

Stephen Fife (1-2, 3.74) vs. Jason Marquis (9-2, 3.63)

After splitting with New York before splitting New York, the Dodgers arrive in San Diego for a four-game visit. Four days in San Diego? And it's not even Comic-Con?!

Now would be a pretty good time for the Dodgers to, oh I don't know, win some games in the division they're trying to win. It's starting to get sad. Even a sweep won't get us out of last place.

Last time against Marquis didn't go so well, as he proved to be Puig's only real threat to date. I'm betting Brute 66 is ready for round two, though, having had more time to absorb Earth's yellow sun.

The only real drama (if we still care) is the Carlos Quentin retribution saga, but even that will have to wait:

Image via MLB.com and may or may not be cropped. Who can tell?

UPDATE 7.07p (Sax): This looks like a pretty tough match-up for the Dodgers. Especially when you factor in Fife's -7 walks (which I can only assume means awarding the batter third base).

116 comments:

Steve Sax said...

For an opening game, this is quite a Marquis matchup.

Steve Sax said...

Herrera up, Withrow down

Hideo Nomo said...

The locked embrace, the stumble round
I say go, she say yes
Dim the lights, you can guess the rest

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@PedroMoura 18m

Mattingly: No tension remains w/ Padres, because modern players get along w/ everybody — save 1 team. “Nobody likes the Red Sox,” he quipped

Hideo Nomo said...

"...especially after they got Victorino," Maatingly added.

Hideo Nomo said...

Or Mattingly.

Steve Sax said...

WSH 4, COL 0, B6 (in Washington)

Steve Sax said...

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. LF: Skip Schumaker
2. RF: Yasiel Puig
3. 1B: Adrian Gonzalez
4. SS: Hanley Ramirez
5. CF: Andre Ethier
6. 3B: Juan Uribe
7. C: A.J. Ellis
8. 2B: Mark Ellis
9. SP: Stephen Fife

MR.F said...

There's also some basketball game going on. I do care who wins, but I'm trying not to make a big deal about it.

Dusty Baker said...

I want Quentin to have a sore head to match that sore shoulder.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm bummed Mr. F hasn't noticed yet.

MR.F said...

I'm pretty oblivious.

Orel said...

Spurs-Heat game is like the last round of a heavyweight boxing match.

Hideo Nomo said...

Follow the links, Mr. F. (Well, one of them, anyway.)

Steve Sax said...

PUIG HR!

MR.F said...

Oh yayyyyyyyy.

Steve Sax said...

Unbelievable. Puig HRs on the first pitch from Marquis. 390 feet. Effortless.

BJ Killeen said...

On a plane somewhere over Kansas with shitty wifi trying to watch the game. BTW, Virgin. America sucks the same as every other airline.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Pinche Puig! He is unreal

Steve Sax said...

nice job Gnomes! We're complete on our PGTs!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fife looks a hellavalot like Magoo in that graphic...

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Gogo internet seemed fine if you want to use streaming audio.

Streaming video? You're hosed.

karina said...

COSA MÁS GRANDE CABALLERO!

Epale, everyone!

BJ Killeen said...

Puig u r 2 sweet

Steve Sax said...

Nice play by A-Gon to snag the second out, a rocket up the line that would have been a double

Fife gets a K for the third out.

1-0 Dodgers through 1

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: watching in fits and spurts but I saw the HR and so good to hear Vin..

karina said...

of course they are last in the division, Uribe is like the second best player of the team

Steve Sax said...

Urine couldn't clear the wall. He gave it a ride however.

karina said...

guys, if we lose, it's because they are tired and sleepy

BJ Killeen said...

I gave up on video. At least I can listen..

Spank said...

Heard Puig's homerun while i was driving and nearly wrecked. Dumbass red light.

Orel said...

fIBBfe!

Orel said...

Danny Green has lost his mojo.

Spank said...

there is now a third voice in the Padre telecast. Sounds like a hillbilly. I think it's Tony Gwynn.

Spank said...

looks like we gots something cookin'.

Puig up with two on

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Orel said...

What pitch did Puig strike out on?

BJ Killeen said...

Vin is on tonite. C'mon Puiggy!

BJ Killeen said...

Sorry I'm on a delay :-(

Spank said...

@ Orel

Slider outside

Spank said...

fuck. get a hit dammit

Orel said...

"Then you get both ears and a tail"? What does that mean?

karina said...

gosh, what a play :(

Orel said...

Thanks, Spank. Guess he and Kemp have the same tendencies.

MR.F said...

Yahoo says A-Gon is still on an 0-2 count. Que pasa?

Alex said...

Ali/Frazier down in South Beach...

Spank said...

AGon struck out also on a slider and HanRam did not look good swinging at them. I think they lack patience like young Skywalker.

MR.F said...

Well, shucks.

Orel said...

Man, the Heat is/are charmed right now.

MR.F said...

Yeah, crazy.

Alex said...

the Lebrons are winning?

Orel said...

By one.

Spank said...

I'm baffled by Tony Gwynn's voice. A black man from L.A. with a voice of a white guy from Kentucky.

Orel said...

He has Tysonitis.

Orel said...

SA 75, MIA 77, 8:34 left.

MR.F said...

Deng, ground rule double.

Orel said...

Fife! Four scoreless so far.

MR.F said...

And on an efficient 55 pitches.

Spank said...

Patience young padawan

Orel said...

Spurs down 2 with 2:00 to play....

Orel said...

Dammit, Duncan.

MR.F said...

Damn.

Orel said...

LeBron > Duncan

MR.F said...

Deng.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, shit.

Orel said...

Pop is going to be so pissed.

Orel said...

And I turn back to the Dodgers to find them losing 2-1. Of course.

Orel said...

Mellis error, huh?

MR.F said...

Seems like LeBron played well. Good for him.

MR.F said...

Also, double play to end the inning, please?

BJ Killeen said...

Finally Dre

Orel said...

Tie game!

Hideo Nomo said...

-__-

BJ Killeen said...

Figures. Gotta shut down with a 2-2 tie. Traveling bites.

Hideo Nomo said...

Way to come back with a 1-2-3 frame, Fifer!

Orel said...

OK, the Padres are killing themselves to catch our pop-ups.

karina said...

I guess the Padres are making their cases for Gold Gloves tonight

Orel said...

Gate-rule double.

Fred's Brim said...

Somebody, please put Matt Guerrier on the 1,000,000 day DL

Orel said...

Thanks, Guerrier.

karina said...

why Guerrier still has a job is beyond me

Fred's Brim said...

GOD DAMMIT you are such a bum!

Fred's Brim said...

Guerrier is the Doug Sisk of our generation. Donnie should be ashamed for putting him in meaningful situations

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - I thought of you last night at the Dodgers-Yankees game last night when I saw a family wearing Leones hats

karina said...

@Fred's Brim oh, really? cool! well, my brother is on his honeymoon in New York, he had tickets for Tuesday's game but he couldn't attend yesterday because he was supposed to be in Boston :(

Fred's Brim said...

that was awesome

Fred's Brim said...

VW Scirocco out at home because of an awesome play by AG

karina said...

Bad News Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK
you got the hard out and then you give up that?

Fred's Brim said...

@karina that stinks he missed the game. Paul from here missed it too

Orel said...

Puig commercial!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim because they are currently challenged at baseball, know what I mean?

Orel said...

Just rewound. That was Jeteresque by AGon.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Orel said...

"Handstand in the grandstand"! Vin is reading beat poetry now.

Orel said...

Damage limited. Which means we'll lose by one.

Fred's Brim said...

we are terrible at so many facets of the game

the frustrating thing is that it feels like we are so close to being good. If we could just stop doing the dumb shit we do, we would be so much better.

New motto: no dumb shit

Cliff Beefpile said...

No Dumb Shit. I think that was my prom theme.

Hideo Nomo said...

But enough about the blog, FB.

Orel said...

First time Vin's oohed and aahed over a baby in a long time.

Orel said...

GEEZ

karina said...

UNBELIEVABLE

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, it's like everybody is good at defense except the Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

how are we so unlucky?

Hideo Nomo said...

Of course Uribe hits a ball that ends up as an ice cream cone catch.

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes do you think you will ever drop your curse theory on here? Does it make it real once you say it?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Somehow, MEllis is still to blame for that ball getting through.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit.

Fred's Brim said...

you have to be kidding me


goodnight

Orel said...

6-2 Pads. Welp, I'm done.

MR.F said...

Shucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

Remind me again. Which curse theory? The Gibby one? I have so many.

karina said...

coming back is coming

Hideo Nomo said...

Of course. Now Puig can't even tie it.

Hideo Nomo said...

Pfffffffft.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread, unlike the Dodgers' record, up.