Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Game 76 Thread: June 25 vs. Giants, 7p

Oyster Pubes, from last night's game. Collect them all!

Stephen Fife (1-2, 3.25) vs. Michael Kickham (0-1, 15.43).

A lot going on tonight. From the Dodgers:

Tuesday is Beach Towel night presented by Time Warner Cable. The Dodgers face the Giants at 7:10 p.m. and the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a beach towel.

Bay Area Dodger fan Casey Johnstone whose 5th grade graduation speech has garnered national media attention will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Casey was asked to give a speech at his Bay Area elementary school about a favorite memory from school and chose to talk about being the only Dodger fan at school while all the kids celebrated the Giants' World Series win. The Dodgers will show Casey’s memorable speech in-game.

That's right, that Casey Johnstone (son of Ron) will be throwing out the first pitch. What's more, father and son are donating the proceeds from their viral video to the Bryan Stow support fund. Classy move, Johnstones!

Oh yeah, Yasiel Puig will continue to plead his All-Star case to Bruce Bochy. As for the Giants starter, let's hope the Dodgers jump on him fast, and Kickham when he's down.

UPDATE 6:27p (Sax): I just opened a pack of cards, and it looks like I have the variant card!

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Steve Sax said...

Really sad that I'm missing tonight's game. Throw a strike, Casey!

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodger Nation: Italy is 9hrs ahead!

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 31s

Carl Crawford could be back on the #Dodgers' next trip.

BJ Killeen said...

M Ellis 2B
Puig LF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Federowicz C
Punto 3B
Fife P


Puig in LF, Kemp in CF, Ethier in RF..this could get interesting!!

Neeebs said...

I hope Kemp isn't coming back faster than he should be coming back. He didn't light up the box score in AAA.

Steve Sax said...

UCLA takes a 1-run lead

Paul said...

Kemp has never been known for his electrician skills.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 UCLA through 2. Mississippi State had a tough first inning, but got the Bruins 1-2-3 in the second.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is there a timeline for Crawford?

Steve Sax said...

1-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Bruins score 2 in the bottom of the third and are still up (2 out). 3-0

Steve Sax said...

3-0 UCLA, mid-4. Mississippi State strands two in the top of the fourth. This game is still a nailbiter.

Cliff Beefpile said...

4-0 UCLA!

Steve Sax said...

Bruins score a fourth run in the bottom of the fourth. 4-0, 1 out.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rancho Bruiendo with one out for UCLA.

Cliff Beefpile said...

5-0 UCLA

Steve Sax said...

5-0 through 4

Steve Sax said...

Dusty Baker just checked in from the Stadium! He's clad in a beach towel and nothing else, so make sure you grab the towel and run, my friends

Cliff Beefpile said...

UCLA has given up 14 runs in 9+ games. Their starters' ERA is less than 1.00 in the the College World Series. That's bananas.

Steve Sax said...

My bad! I forgot, Dusty's not at THE Stadium--he's at Fenway Park! Looks like he's seeing a good one, too: 8-4 Red Sox over Colorado in the top of the seventh, plus he probably snagged Ted Lepcio's autograph before the game!

Steve Sax said...

Wow. Mississippi State had frist and second with none out, and (like the Dodgers) couldn't plate a run.

5-0 Bruins, mid-5.

Steve Sax said...

5-0 through 5

Cliff Beefpile said...

Beat f'risco!

Steve Sax said...

3 up 3 down in the top of the first. LA 0, SF 0

Steve Sax said...

Sorry Bruins, gotta hop over to KCAL 9

Steve Sax said...

MEllis, called strike 3.

Steve Sax said...

Kickham gets 2 Ks in a 1-2-3 first.

Hmm.

Steve Sax said...

Nice grab, Punto!

The 5-foot guy skies for a Sandoval line out!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I gotta go, ladies and gents. Let's go, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Punto with another f'ing great grab into the stands!

Steve Sax said...

Those Dodger fans who were getting in the way of Punto's catch should be kicked out of the stadium. Idiots.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I just realized I completely missed Orel's Crawford update @4:32.

UCLA now up 6-0 in the 6th.

Orel said...

FedEx with the Sarah Shahi hug-infused double!

Steve Sax said...

Boom! 2-0 LA

Orel said...

MELLIS BOMB!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Run(s)! SMElli with the homerun!

Orel said...

But Sarah Shahi didn't hug Mellis.

Orel said...

I was half-listening. Did Vin just end a sentence with "yo"?

Orel said...

Puig's BABIP is gonna get you eventually, Kickham.

BJ Killeen said...

No Vin said Yog, that was the end of that wonderful quote.

Orel said...

Puig in left field is going to be an adventure, I can see.

Orel said...

Thanks, BJK. I thought Vin had gone all Jesse Pinkman on us.

Orel said...

Oyster Pubes HR gets one back for the Giants.

Cliff Beefpile said...

UCLA is 3 outs away from its first ever baseball championship. 6-0 going into the bottom of the 8th.

Orel said...

Hope they don't have Brandon League closing for them.

Orel said...

Second non-strikeout for Kemp tonight.

BJ Killeen said...

What channel is UCLA?

Cliff Beefpile said...

UCLA is on ESPN, BJ. FYI.

BJ Killeen said...

Thanks CB

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

goddamn wild pitch

Cliff Beefpile said...

8-0 UCLA.

BJ Killeen said...

Bruins, come teach the Dodgers how to win.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The giants are looking very Dodger-esque in their offense. That can only bode well.

Paul said...

Come on guys get a big inning going.

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Andre! Lead off double.

Steve Sax said...

FedEx roped that one, but right at Torres

Paul said...

Lets go Fifester!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers at corners, one out, Fife up

Paul said...

Do it for the little Fifemaniacs out there!

Steve Sax said...

Need another HR here Mellis!

Paul said...

Neeebs had Fifemania. Psychotropics helped calm him down.

Steve Sax said...

Just had deuces wild!

Paul said...

Fuck!

Steve Sax said...

UCLA wins!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

UCLA Bruins, 2013 NCAA baseball champions.

Steve Sax said...

Congratulations Bruins!!!

Orel said...

Wow, congratulations to the Bruins!

Paul said...

Lead off walks kill.

Orel said...

Not the hockey Bruins!

Steve Sax said...

Lead off walk for the giants in the sixth. Come on, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

109 championships for the Bruins, but their first in baseball. Wow.

Orel said...

Nice gun, FedEx!

Orel said...

That hug just keeps paying off.

Steve Sax said...

FedEx guns down blanco! Nice move by MEllis

Steve Sax said...

Late jump by yasiel but he gets the third out

BJ Killeen said...

Puig needs a cape.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Puig is looking like Mannywood pt. 2 out in left.

Paul said...

Another salt of the earth start by Fife.

BJ Killeen said...

How many Bruin alumni here besides me? Great night!

Orel said...

Congrats, BJ!

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon with a one-out double!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Not alum, BJ, but I am a fan. :) Congrats!

Orel said...

Hanley tags the foul pole!

Steve Sax said...

Hanley hits the foulpole! HR!

Cliff Beefpile said...

HanRAM!

Paul said...

That was a laserrrr!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Offense!

MR.F said...

Hanley!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul said...

Hit a lefty again Dre!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp singles, Ethier singles...

Kickham kicked!

Orel said...

This is the offense we've been waiting for...since April.

Paul said...

I hope Kemp and Dre have found their mojo!

Paul said...

Donde es Spanky?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Eat a sandwich, Dunning!

Orel said...

IT'S THE HUG

Cliff Beefpile said...

FedEx is officially having the best night of his life.

Steve Sax said...

Even with a bad hammy, Kemp rolls home on a FedEx single to shallow left!

MR.F said...

Run!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Part of the reason Kemp had an easy time scoring was the fact that Pubes was playing so far off the plate, it was easy

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dunning looks like he's had his chest excavated.

Steve Sax said...

Wild throw!

Paul said...

Ha ha!

Steve Sax said...

6-2 Dodgers!

Orel said...

"Who are these guys?"

Question applies to both Dodgers and Giants.

MR.F said...

Run!!!!!!!!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Me likey.

Paul said...

Fuck.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This is starting to feel like fun again!

MR.F said...

Damn.

Orel said...

QualityStart™!

Paul said...

This is starting to feel like shit again.

Orel said...

And the bullpen drops a turd in the punch bowl.

Paul said...

Man that was close.

Steve Sax said...

Way to cover Howell! 6-3 LA going into the stretch

Orel said...

You better slide into first there, Howell! Late off the mound.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Dodgers actually look like they wanna beat the giants. A little fire from Howell...I like it.

Steve Sax said...

D'backs, Rockies lost

Padres losing

Orel said...

Kontos! Love this guy.

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: is Candy Crush crashing for you? I've had constant freezes on level 316...

Steve Sax said...

Puig's gotta stop swinging at those.

Orel said...

Puig goes 0 for 4 and we're up by three? Feels different.

Orel said...

I like how BJ is subtly trash-talking Sax there.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon's gotta stop swinging at those.

Paul said...

So who is the setup guy? Paco?

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: not taking the bait, my dear

Paul said...

Oh no not the 2009 set up guy.

Orel said...

The Dodgers have given Beli a lot of rope this year.

Orel said...

One down for Beli.

Orel said...

Puig and Scutaro both go 0 for 4.

Steve Sax said...

Vin sounds so uninterested in MLB AtBat for Blackberry 10, it's kinda funny

Orel said...

Beli Ks Posey. Nice.

Paul said...

Wow nice Belli.

Paul said...

I hear if you get to level 325 in Candy Crush it sucks you into the game.

Orel said...

Kind of a cross between Tron and Willy Wonka.

Orel said...

Vin with a little Venezuelan travelogue.

Orel said...

Ethier pounds one through the Pandawickets!

Steve Sax said...

That was a wicked googly

Paul said...

That pic of Panda would make a great baseball card.

BJ Killeen said...

I'm serious Sax. I can't keep kicking your butt if I can't finish the level! Lol

Steve Sax said...

Giants can't turn a double play...for the third time this inning! Not that the Dodgers have scored or anything, however.

Orel said...

Great idea, Paul!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: don't be hating the game

Paul said...

Would love a 3 run bomb after all that.

Steve Sax said...

Would have been awesome if Pence had dropped that, but oh well.

6-3 going to the ninth.

Paul said...

Get the job done boys.

Steve Sax said...

Fiat commercial: blonde, brunette, or redhead?

I'm with the brunette. I love me the speaking part actors.

Steve Sax said...

Blonde is a pretty close #2 however

Steve Sax said...

Wow, next five games are ALL on Prime Ticket. FIVE GAMES IN A ROW

693 baybee

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck? League?

I was just going to type "watch mattingly insert League just for laughs", and now I'm not laughing. I'm crying.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly willfully trying to screw with the baseball gods

Orel said...

League, really?

Paul said...

Why?

Steve Sax said...

Pence with a base hit to center. Even Kemp is yelling at Mattingly from center field. "What the hell you put in League, Donnie?"

Paul said...

I'd rather have Belli comeback. He looked good.

Steve Sax said...

What the hell are we doing here, Donnie

BJ Killeen said...

Why God Why?!! Someone needs to run League over when he leaves the stadium tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

League is in?! Good, I didn't wanna win this game anyway.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 to Brandon Belt.

STOP THE MADNESS DONNIE

Paul said...

This is bad.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe League will pull a hamstring?

Maybe?

Steve Sax said...

Full count to Belt. Here we go, League is gonna walk him.

Paul said...

Get him the fuck out!

Steve Sax said...

GET LEAGUE OUT OF THERE DON YOU IDIOT

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh fer fuck's sake. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Steve Sax said...

Now i *wish* League had walked him

BJ Killeen said...

I hate you Don.

Paul said...

I want to turn the game off.

BJ Killeen said...

I hate you, too League

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Mattingly.

Paul said...

He is done!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Don Mattingly needs to be fired.

Steve Sax said...

Great three-year contract, Colletti!

MR.F said...

Hi, I'm Brandon League. I suck at baseball. Give me money.

Paul said...

That was the single biggest idiotic move by a manager I've seen.

BJ Killeen said...

You Suck League, and your fly is open

BJ Killeen said...

Glad they booed him. I hope he goes home and his wife and kids ignore him.

Paul said...

They should be booing Donnie.

BJ Killeen said...

Um, can someone tell me why our closer isn't closing? Is it really that taxing to throw for two innings one night and then go again the next? How fucking hard can it be? Kershaw throws for 8 or 9 straight!!! Jeezus

Steve Sax said...

The good news is, we've got an option for a fourth year of League in 2016.

Paul said...

Come on Paco, make up for the idiot.

BJ Killeen said...

Don't make me cry Sax

Steve Sax said...

Would be nice to get an out here, Dodgers

Hideo Nomo said...

Triple play here.

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

Brandon League sets the bar so wonderfully low.

Paul said...

Please God, double play.

Steve Sax said...

One out. I am not confident.

Orel said...

ONE MORE, PACO

Paul said...

Oh man. Come on Paco!

Paul said...

Oh man. Come on Paco!

Steve Sax said...

Paco gets Blanco to K swinging.

I am still not confident.

Orel said...

It had to be Scutaro.

Paul said...

Get this fucker out and then go punch your manager!

Orel said...

FUCK YEAH KEMP

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

BEAUTY

Cliff Beefpile said...

KEMPED!

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!!!

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

Welcome Back, Kemp-er

Paul said...

Fuck you Donnie!

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

My friend broke his hand that way. The smacking the wall, not the catch

Steve Sax said...

KEMP SAVES THE GAME!

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