Thursday, July 25, 2013

Game 101 Thread: July 25 vs. Reds, 7p

"It's tiiiiime for Dodger baseball!"

Mat Latos (9-3, 3.53) vs. Zack Greinke (8-2, 3.36).

Happy Vin Scully Day! The red-hot Dodgers come home to face the just-plain-red Reds and old friend Dusty Baker. In what Dodgers.com is selling as an "Ace-Off"...

...former Padre Latos takes on Greinke, who Dodger fans are hoping will become Drysdale to Kershaw's Koufax. A solid start against a Cincinnati lineup loaded for bear (Choo, Votto, Phillips, Bruce, et al.) would help.

But no matter the outcome, we're here to celebrate Vin Scully with his second bobblehead. Remember what happened when they gave him his first one? May the heavens shine upon you forever, Vin.

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69 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Lilly DFA!!! Herrera up.

Hideo Nomo said...

NEVER DOUBT PROFESSOR DITTMORE.

Orel said...

We just got schooled by the Prof.

Hideo Nomo said...

Why the hell can't they center those ace-off graphics correctly? It's triggering my OCD.

MR.F said...

For realsies, Gnomes.

Orel said...

That was my fault. I extracted the image from a screenshot and cropped out the arrows overlaid on it.

Hideo Nomo said...

No, I mean the concept of the graphic is supposed to be a play on the Face/Off poster (RELEVANT!), but instead of two half faces making in face, it's two 3/4 faces making a weird hybrid monster face.

Hideo Nomo said...

J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra 3m

#Dodgers have 38 players on 40-man roster after Lilly DFA'd.

Hmmm. Making room, eh?

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier CF
Ajellis C
Schumaker 2B
Hairston 3B
Greinke P

Hideo Nomo said...

Need to score a heap of runs tonight. Infield defense might be suspect.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh fuck, I'm remembering the poster wrong.

Still, there's more Latos than Greinke. Sloppy.

Orel said...

Blame Zack's tiny head.

Paul said...

I wonder if Cat Latos will be watching. Cat Kemp could totally kick his ass.

Scott said...

I expect to see red and blue blood tonight...

Scott said...

How cute, someone is learning Photoshop CC...

Paul said...

If this is Ted's last ride then I congratulate him on a baseball career that saw him compete at the highest level and make millions of dollars. Stand up guy.


That being said I'm glad he isn't pitching for the Dodgers down the stretch.

MR.F said...

Dustin Nosler ‏@FeelinKindaBlue 6m
86 MPH RT @ChadMoriyama: Imagining Ted Lilly violently throwing his glove on the ground after hearing the news.

Orel said...

In my living room, Vinny!

Orel said...

XP kills one. 1-0 Reds.

Orel said...

UJTD!

Steve Sax said...

Shouldn't tonight's matchup be DEUCE-OFF?

Steve Sax said...

Padres win
Rockies lose
D'backs up 1-0 in the second

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Blue

Paul said...

Where are the crappy teams at?

Orel said...

How is Puig allowed to take third on the wild throw by Choo? Not that I'm complaining.

Orel said...

Dodgers get a Puig-manufactured run!

Orel said...

Nice backup by Phillips on Hanley's steal to prevent the extra base.

BJ Killeen said...

I hope they never sellout dodger stadium name to a corporation

BJ Killeen said...

Where is everyone? Must all be at the game.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 12m

Vin Scully, visibly choked up, humbly grabs his heart and thanks the 52,000 at Dodger Stadium as he is shown on DodgerVision.

Orel said...

Geez, Zack, get it together.

Orel said...

That Bruce HR looked catchable right off the bat.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that's not good.

There's Dusty and his toothpick.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Shout out!!!

Orel said...

Careful, DBT, or you'll get swallowed.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wait, isn't that a good thing, to get swallowed?

Paul said...

Where are the crappy teams at?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Blue Jays finally won, 4-0 over the Astros. No errors.

BJ Killeen said...

Me thinks we may be in a touch of troubles

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

A guy named "little pony" is our best LH pinch hitter. Great

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What the hell, get Marmol up. We ain't touching Latos anyways.

Orel said...

Just not Choo's night. Completely faked out on the basepaths.

Steve Sax said...

4-2 Dodgers on the A-Gon sac, scoring Crawford from third

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Why didn't Dusty remove Latos earlier, like in the 3rd or 4th inning.

Orel said...

Fuck! So many hard-hit balls didn't fall tonight.

Hideo Nomo said...

So, are we all done with Nick Punto, or is it just me?

Steve Sax said...

Oh yay, Marmol is in for the ninth, with us down 2.

Steve Sax said...

what a surprise, leadoff single for the reds

Steve Sax said...

pretty nice play there by marmol, I admit, to get the lead runner on the comebacker

Steve Sax said...

another comebacker

Marmol is wearing his magnets tonight

Steve Sax said...

marmol walks hanahan. first and second with two out.

i don't like this marmol guy.

Steve Sax said...

Run scores on a comebacker hit hard up the middle.

5-2 Reds.

Marmol sucks.

Paul said...

K bring in League.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, AJ almost had that foulout

Steve Sax said...

marmol gets a K. wow.

Still 5-2 going to B9.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ellis, Schumaker, and Hairston vs. Chapman. Yep.

Orel said...

Aroldgold

Orel said...

Mellis PH flare single!

Steve Sax said...

Two out, B9, Uribe up, man on second.

Chapman dealing.

Orel said...

Opportunity for some prime Uribe hackage here.

BJ Killeen said...

My fault. I watched the game. Past two I didnt

Orel said...

Mellis should have scored on that WP.

Orel said...

Uribe walks! Crawdaddy is the tying run.

Steve Sax said...

impressive AB, Uribe, to earn the walk

Orel said...

Shit! So close.

Steve Sax said...

crawford tags it, but right to the Reds LF.

Dodgers lose their first since the ASB.

Orel said...

26 pitches for Chapman. This may pay off tomorrow.

Hideo Nomo said...

GET SOME SLEEP. We got hosed by the schedule makers. Why the hell are they off Monday between home series?

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

69, dudes!