Sunday, June 23, 2013

Game 74 Thread: June 23 @ Padres, 1p

Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.62) vs. Andrew Cashner (5-3, 3.56).

Sure, let's put the guy recently returned from the DL, who just got a gritty 6-0 win against the Yankees, in to start against a division rival! And let's increase the degree of difficulty further, by starting him on three days' rest! Yep, this one may not work for ol' Cap here:

It will be the first time Capuano will be pitching on three days' rest since 2005, before he underwent two Tommy John surgeries.

He's also been on the disabled list twice this year -- in April for a strained calf muscle and most recently with a strained lat muscle.

"Obviously, there's a sense of urgency there," Mattingly said of Capuano offering to pitch. "He sees we're not putting wins on the board, and he want to change it. I like the fact he wants to do it. I still wouldn't do it unless everybody thought it was OK and everybody checked off."

Capuano came off the DL to start Wednesday against the Yankees, throwing six scoreless innings and feeling well enough after making 83 pitches to volunteer to pitch Sunday.

"I felt like he was our best chance," Mattingly said of the Capuano decision. "From the day he pitched the other day, he felt it was one of his easiest starts. If we called somebody up and got five innings, we'd have been happy. We're confident we're not taking any chances with him. He's confident we're not taking any chances.

"For me, I was a little bit leery about it. Rick [Honeycutt, pitching coach] said he doesn't feel like we're taking any chances. I was worried about the elbow, but [Capuano] said he's not worried one bit."

So Capuano isn't worried, and Mattingly and Honeycutt agree that this isn't taking a chance at all. Oh, and about that last time he went on three days' rest (October 2, 2005, trying to squeeze in one last start before the end of the year)? Capuano went 5.1 IP and gave up 3 ER in the loss to Pittsburgh.

Look, the Dodgers haven't won two in a row since June 7 vs. Atlanta. Seems like an awfully weird time for us to throw the Cap dice. But at this stage, I suppose, what could possibly go wrong?

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114 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Love that cap graphic.

Dusty Baker said...

Schumaker 7
Puig 9
Gonzalez 3
Ramirez 6
Ethier 9
Uribe 5
Punto 4
Federowicz 2
Capuano 1

Paul said...

It has been a long road trip. Get a win and head home boys.

Hollandsworth said...

I will be in attendance for this one.

Condolences.

Steve Sax said...

Punto's back!

Steve Sax said...

@Hollandsworth: will you be wearing all black?

Steve Sax said...

Dear Skip and Andre,

Please don't hit into double plays today.

Thanks,

Sax

Paul said...

Kemp started rehab going 0 for 5 with 4ks.

Hollandsworth said...

@Sax: Nah, I think the usual attire has become good funeral wear in its own right.

Dusty Baker said...

You and 40,000 other Dodger fans at Petco, Hollandsworth. Represent!

BJ Killeen said...

Dear Dodgers:

I would like to watch the whole game today. Please don't make me turn to more Brady Bunch reruns.

Dusty Baker said...

On the patio, Vinny!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gluttons for punishment. All gather 'round.

Paul said...

Those uniforms are hurting my eyes.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm listening on the radio so I don't have to look at the Pod Ray unis.

Paul said...

Or Shumaker's awful swing.

Dusty Baker said...

Schumaker is a useless MSB.

BJ Killeen said...

Ugliest uniform contest: Padres WIN!

Paul said...

Another weak grounder turned into a DP. I'm not sure why this is happening so much. They rush their swings so much with runners on.

Paul said...

Amazing catch Puig!

Steve Sax said...

@paul: I think the Dodgers are gunning to win the GIDP title.

McGwire must be so proud. "With a man on first, make sure you swing early in the count and try to hit it right to the shortstop!"

Dusty Baker said...

These shitheels (aside from Puig) look like they're in slow motion.

Steve Sax said...

Might be nice to get a hit sometime today, Dodgers.

I'm wearing my VIVA PUIG shirt today.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 4

Paul said...

Another weak ground ball.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn you're useless, Skip.

Paul said...

Donnie likes the weak hit ground balls. Schumaker gets a pat on the back. Fuck these guys.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul's comment from 2:27 was in reference to another weak ground ball, but it still stood as relevant to the most recent one I was referencing.

Dusty Baker said...

Someday please Vin, mention an Australian without saying "G'day, mate!" afterward.

I'm so surly I'm criticizing Vin. This is not good.

Paul said...

Nice tag by Ramirez after a awful throw.

BJ Killeen said...

Heh. Heh. Vinny said buttocks. Heh. Heh.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 8.75

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Dre. Don't forget about yourself.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck, Dre. Jesus jumped up shit we can't get a god damn thing going.

Donnie has to walk home to LA.

Dusty Baker said...

Uribe is our Dominican Jesus!

Orel said...

Uribe with the first RBI of the game!

Orel said...

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Steve Sax said...

We scored!!!

Orel said...

Fuck Carlos Quentin.

BJ Killeen said...

Damn you Moylan

Steve Sax said...

They scored!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We said throw AT Quentin, not TO him.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 9

Orel said...

Beer status: Fat Tire.

Ear status: two.

Orel said...

Pac O'Rodriguez

Dusty Baker said...

Could there be more white guys on the Padres?

Orel said...

No mention of who hit it. Nice.

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San Diego ties the game on a solo shot off of Peter Moylan. #Dodgers 1, #Padres 1 through 7 innings at Petco Park.

Orel said...

@Dusty: Even the black guy is named Blanks.

Paul said...

We are gonna lose right?

BJ Killeen said...

League? With a tie game? Donnie you're so beyond stupid

Fred's Brim said...

Don is hammering the last nail in his coffin himself

Dusty Baker said...

Hah! True, Orel. Surly factor just dropped for a second.

Dusty Baker said...

Heading to Boston to take in three Red Sox games this week, folks. I'll try to check in as much as possible. #BaseballTourism

Orel said...

Juan Uribe has never let his defense lapse. Impressive.

Orel said...

Someday we will get a Cashner vs. Taschner matchup.

Paul said...

That was beyond a foot outside Puig.

Fred's Brim said...

Is Puig standing so far off the plate after getting zinged up and in so many times the last couple of weeks?

Paul said...

Have a great time Dusty!

Orel said...

A-Gone!

Paul said...

Crushed.

Fred's Brim said...

AG!

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley!

Orel said...

Han-Gone!

Paul said...

Back to back!

Dusty's Boston announcement has given us luck!

BJ Killeen said...

B2B!!!!

Orel said...

Wait 'til Kemp gets back. Wait 'til Kemp gets back. Wait 'til Kemp gets back.

Paul said...

Lo siento!

Now Dre gets a hit.

Spank said...

yippee

Paul said...

It sure is pretty when AG pulls a homerun ball.

Spank said...

^ not a racial slur

BJ Killeen said...

Looks like San Diego Ravine stadium there!

Dusty Baker said...

I will STAY in Boston if we can keep hitting like this.

Fred's Brim said...

League in line for the do-nothing win

Paul said...

I'd like a Sunday evening knowing the Dodgers won and Giants lost. It feels like forever since I had one of those

Paul said...

I guess it is better than his usual do everything loss.

Fred's Brim said...

Quentin to hit a 3-R homer to win it?

Paul said...

Okay Jansen. You're all clear kid now save this game and go home.

Fred's Brim said...

DRE!

Orel said...

Ethier diving catch!

Paul said...

Great catch Dre.

Dusty Baker said...

Great catch, Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

Paul doesn't get a "DAMMIT!" because I punctuated correctly.

Orel said...

Sacrebleu, FB!

BJ Killeen said...

Holding my breath

Fred's Brim said...

Time to drill Quentin?

Paul said...

Hit him

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck him! Hit him!

Fred's Brim said...

should have just hit him

MR.F said...

HIT HIM!!!!!!!!!!

Paul said...

Should of hit him!

Dusty Baker said...

FB, Paul and I had the right approach.

Dusty Baker said...

And the usually genteel Mr. F.

Paul said...

Okay get the win.

Paul said...

We make party.

The mythical 3 game win streak is close.

Fred's Brim said...

donezo

BJ Killeen said...

Exhales

Fred's Brim said...

Let's grind out another one tomorrow

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu tomorrow, no?

Paul said...

Giants about to lose another series to the Marlins

*points and laughs*


I sure am cocky riding the high of a split with the Padres.

Paul said...

Ryu-Fife-Kershaw.

Fred's Brim said...

Angels in the process of gagging one away to the Bucs: gave up three in the 9th and are trying to do the same in the 10th

Fred's Brim said...

oooooof horrendously played ball in left lets in 3 pie-rats, 9-6 Buccos

Paul said...

Eovaldi pitched a good game for the Marlins.

Dusty Baker said...

The Angels are fun to watch lose dramatically. Shuck was the schmuck in the tenth.

Fred's Brim said...

I always liked Nate

Dusty Baker said...

For a second I thought I read that you were cock riding, Paul.

Paul said...

Yeah that was a poor choice of words.

Paul said...

Yeah since we picked up Ramirez in the deal I don't have to feel bitter when Nate pitches well.

Fred's Brim said...

Have fun in Boston, Dusty!
If you get into Cambridge, do pop into the Plough and Stars. It's between Harvard and Central Squares. It's a bar that I think you'd really like - beer/booze, plus a good lunch menu and whatever football is on that afternoon. And if you go there on Wednesday night, the Bad Art Ensemble is playing there. They are a fun bar band that I used to see when I lived there (over 10 years ago now)

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for the tip, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

Angels crept right back in it. 10-9 w two outs and Trout up.

Dusty Baker said...

Pie Rats hang on 10-9. Angels continue their downward spiral.

Dusty Baker said...

Angels ride cock and are swept by the Pirates this weekend.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread UP!!!