Sunday, July 28, 2013

Game 104 Thread: July 28 vs. Reds, 1p

Chris Capuano (3-6, 5.03 ERA) vs. Tony Cingrani (4-1, 3.18)

Two southpaws face off in today's final game of the series, with Capuano hoping to find his way after several shaky outings and Cingrani seeking to continue his mostly successful role filling in for the injured Johnny Cueto.

Where things stand: Dodgers are 17-5 in July, which would be one of the franchise's most successful July campaigns. We've won eight of nine coming out of the All-Star break. We've gone 25-6 since June 22, waving at the Giants on our way up to first place as they were on a fast track to last place. We're sitting in first place, 1.5 games ahead the D'bags. And, improbably, we're (mostly) healthy. Hopefully we're not left wondering why we couldn't outright take this series and keep up our winning ways.

No game tomorrow, so let's pack a lot in today!

190 comments:

Steve Sax said...

i'm packing a lot of pancakes in this morning.

Steve Sax said...

Starting lineups not available yet.

BJ Killeen said...

As a southpaw, I approve of this post.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching. Can we get a good one from you, Cap?

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis 2B
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Hairston LF
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Federowicz C
Capuano P

Steve Sax said...

@DB: Nice sleuthing. MLB.com still doesn't have it

Steve Sax said...

Oh yeah, it's that Cap guy again.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford, AJEllis both out of the lineup

Steve Sax said...

@FB, is it all Jeter all the time out there?

Dusty Baker said...

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Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Pulgas is done for the season. Good long-term investment, Angels.

Steve Sax said...

Yanks and Rays, tied at 5 in the fifth

Steve Sax said...

I feel really bad for Pujols, and the Angels. I like Albert Pujols (everything seems to indicate he's a totally class guy, as well as a great player) and was happy about him coming to LA, even if it was the Angels.

Get well soon, Albert!

Steve Sax said...

Meanwhile, we've had our share of bad investments. Not Bobby Bonilla / Mets bad investments, but Jason Schmidt rings a bell. And Josh Beckett isn't paying off very well, either.

Dusty Baker said...

Someone has hijacked Sax's account and started posting sportsmanlike, positive comments. Make it stop!

ps- Fuck the Angels!

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - it's all Jeter all the Jeter here

Dusty Baker said...

I can't believe they let Jeter call his own balls and strikes these days.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

My field operatives back in the Bay Area tell me Giants fans are lamenting like women in the wake of Conan (rare Arnold reference, possibly a generational-defining moment).

Translation: Suck it, Giants!

BJ Killeen said...

Hariston and not Skip?? Wtf??

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Exactly. He hits his first home HR, second HR of the year, last night. And he scores two runs.

Let's sit him.

Makes sense.

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

I think it was just a handedness decision by Mattingly, not that I ever agree with that (except maybe with Dre).

Loving me some Skip the days.

Steve Sax said...

Cap is wild, allowing Votto to take second. Two out here in the first.

Steve Sax said...

phillips is just protecting up there

Dusty Baker said...

This won't go well unless we acquire Cliff Lee during the next inning and replace Cap with him.

Steve Sax said...

Grounder to Urine takes care of Phillips. 0-0 through 0.5.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley is batting .383. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

Vin getting in on the Jeter envy right now

Steve Sax said...

Vin correctly points out that Jeter will probably be in the lineup on Tues and Wed this week, at the Stadium.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis with a 10-pitch AB here, 2-2 count.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis takes the 11th pitch and flies out to Frazier at third base, in shallow right.

Nice AB, Mellis!

Steve Sax said...

Puig still hacking up there

Steve Sax said...

Looks awful hot out there. Glad I'm indoors today, tethered to my laptop

Puig Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Gonzalez fooled, Ks.

0-0 through 1.

Steve Sax said...

4-3 ground out. 1 out

Steve Sax said...

Cap looking wild yet again

Steve Sax said...

Hairston hustle! Frazier dropped one into shallow left center, and Hairston streaks in from left to grab it in front of Ethier.

Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier tracks down out #3 in deep center

Steve Sax said...

Hanley was taking the second pitch all the way for a strike. Then on pitch #3 he swung wildly. 1-2 count.

Steve Sax said...

Strike 3 swinging.
Three Ks already through four outs.

BJ Killeen said...

C'mon. We're better than this

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with a weak sauce comebacker.

0-0 through 2.

Steve Sax said...

Cap gets the pitcher (Cingrani) for his second K

Steve Sax said...

Nats up 14-1 on the Mets, but the Mets are "threatening" with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth

Steve Sax said...

Cubs-Giants scoreless in the bottom of the second.

Brewers up 2-1 on Rox.

Steve Sax said...

3rd K for Kap

0-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Padres up 1-0 on snakes in B3

Steve Sax said...

Uribe Ks. Fourth K for Cingrani.

QuadSevens said...

Cap is looking good. No score going into the bottom of the fourth.

Steve Sax said...

Puig, three pitches, all bad hacks. 6th K for Cingrani.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double for the reds in the sixth. Not good.

Fred's Brim said...

this is my fault, just tuning in now

BJ Killeen said...

Too close

Steve Sax said...

Cingrani sacrifices the runner to third.

Dusty tries a squeeze on 0-1, but it didn't work.

Fred's Brim said...

phew - squeeze was on

Steve Sax said...

Robinson grounds to third, and Uribe wisely comes home! They get the lead runner when Mesoraco commits to home.

Two out, man on first.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Uribe! Nice work

Steve Sax said...

And Dusty chews some more.

Fred's Brim said...

Finish this, Chris!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, slams that ball, but Hairston snags it. 0-0, mid-6

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Cap! Great battlin there!

Steve Sax said...

SD 1, AZ 0, T7
Cubs and Giants tied at 1, B5
MIL 3, COL 1, T6

Steve Sax said...

How about we get hit #2 here, boys?

Dusty Baker said...

Not feeling good here about the 7th.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't mean m 7th margarita.

Fred's Brim said...

*applauds for Chris*

BJ Killeen said...

Ya done good, Cappy!

Paul said...

Fuck yeah Belli! Now lets get the bats going.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice job from Andy Capp.

Can we get some god damned runs already.

Neeebs said...

Hit zee big one

BJ Killeen said...

Oh please oh please pads.

BJ Killeen said...

Oh please oh please pads.

Paul said...

Nice walk. Now be smart be fast be safe.

Neeebs said...

Or BB will do with big boys following.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, that should have been a question mark.

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit Puig, GET YOUR HEAD IN THE FUCKING GAME

Paul said...

Yup. No Bueno.

BJ Killeen said...

PUIG. YOU'RE PISSING ME OFF.

Neeebs said...

puig puig puig.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit, Puig.

Steve Sax said...

I'm getting a little weary of Puig's childishness.

The Dodgers need to get someone to speak Spanish and talk to this kid.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Neeebs said...

@Saxy. +1000

Steve Sax said...

Cubs up 2-1

Paul said...

Puig and 2 year old have a lot in common. First they could both kill me with a flying bat if I am in the vicinity.

Paul said...

^my

Steve Sax said...

@Neeebs: unfortunately, I don't speak Spanish.

I know a little German.

Paul said...

I think this is gonna end on a Uribe homerun. 1-0. If it does ill buy him a burger.

Steve Sax said...

Well, in theory, Puig wouldn't have been advanced.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Who is this Sangrini?

Steve Sax said...

@Paul 3:20p: you'd better not skimp on the animal style

Paul said...

Maybe Coco Loco could be his life coach. He does that on the side.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Beli, another clean inning

Neeebs said...

But Coco Loco was Matt Goening's inspiration for life in hell.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Siddown, Baker!

Fred's Brim said...

Beli got lucky on that one

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Beli

BJ Killeen said...

D'bags lose!!

Steve Sax said...

Paco in with 1 out in the eighth, 0-0

Cliff Beefpile said...

Paco looks like he's doing jazz hands inside his glove.

Steve Sax said...

And, Paco hits Choo.

BJ Killeen said...

Sheeeeee yit

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn HBP - no excuse for that

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Paco hits now.

Paul said...

League just gave up a homerun in the bullpen.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Paco, finish this off

Steve Sax said...

Choo gets a good jump on Fedex, steals second on a 1-0 count with 2 out

Paul said...

One more strike Paco.

Paul said...

Strike blue!

Paul said...

Good job Paco!!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Paco!

Steve Sax said...

quite a game we've got here.

Man-E Parra pitching, He-Man fans

Steve Sax said...

Check swing on Schumaker takes care of him.

Fred's Brim said...

no way, blue, that was not a swing

Steve Sax said...

Thank you Ethier for your 0-for-13 series here

Paul said...

Remember Uribe there is a burger in it for you.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Angels go from 5-0 lead to 7-6 deficit. Blahahahahahaha!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Juan!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Close enough, Uribe. Nice hit.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a two-out double.

@Paul 3:20p: You're not that far off!

Paul said...

Check out the wheels on Juan!!

BJ Killeen said...

FedEx

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus, just take the bat out of his hands why don't you, ump!? That was a mile high!

Fred's Brim said...

damn

Steve Sax said...

And, FedEx strands him.

0-0 through eight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit.

Steve Sax said...

I can't tell if this is playoff baseball or offensive incompetence

Paul said...

Fuck this ump.

BJ Killeen said...

Put me in. I can stand there and strike out

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Kenley!

Fred's Brim said...

christ, ump, that was nose high!

Steve Sax said...

bottom 9, no score

Steve Sax said...

this ump must have a plane to catch

BJ Killeen said...

Someone hit something...anything

Neeebs said...

Puig is such a punk.

Paul said...

Not the umps fault you couldn't lay off that horrible pitch Puig.

Paul said...

Wow. 17ks.

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT A-Gon

We are totally bamboozled here. 17Ks? This is ridiculous.

BJ Killeen said...

Now I'm mad

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh hi, noffense!

Fred's Brim said...

fock

BJ Killeen said...

So is Kenley so out of shape he can't pitch 6 fucking outs?

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Fred's Brim said...

how was that not a strike?

Steve Sax said...

Uribe double clutches at third and the Dodgers STILL turn the double play!

0-0, mid-10

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is a bum, he's gonna fuck us

Fred's Brim said...

great devil up-jumping!

Neeebs said...

Time to put this one away.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is there some sort of law in Ohio requiring scraggly beards?

Fred's Brim said...

wow, that wasn't great but i'll take it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Here comes that Uribe homerun!

Paul said...

Come on Juanny!

Neeebs said...

someone earlier called for Uribe hero mode.

Alex said...

Golden Shower please...

BJ Killeen said...

Reminder Urine: contract negotiations soon.

Neeebs said...

base hit up the middle wins the game.

Paul said...

Fuck! 18ks.

BJ Killeen said...

I'm out of swear words.

Fred's Brim said...

no burger

Paul said...

Ok just lose.

BJ Killeen said...

Flipping back to house hunters. Can't watch this crap

Cliff Beefpile said...

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a walk-off hit today.

Neeebs said...

TFed swings at three balls off the plate

Fred's Brim said...

good lord

Fred's Brim said...

this is sad

BJ Killeen said...

So League can do two innings but Kenley can't? Someone please explain the logic to this?

Fred's Brim said...

wow - great job, Brandon and up-the-middle defense!

Fred's Brim said...

@BJ, I think Kenley's been used a lot over the past week: the last two games in toronto and then three straight vs Cincinnati, including today

Fred's Brim said...

it's ok to take walks

BJ Killeen said...

@Fred. So how many pitches total?

Cliff Beefpile said...

This guy's strike zone stretches from forehead to ankles.

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is THEEEE worst

Cliff Beefpile said...

PWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG!!!

Neeebs said...

My Punk

Alex said...

ONWARD!

BJ Killeen said...

Scott called it.

Fred's Brim said...

YESSSIRRRR!

Neeebs said...

Bat flip and all.

Cliff Beefpile said...

...from the West side, to the East side...everybody's very happy...

Fred's Brim said...

did he touch home?

Paul said...

We make Puig!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Yes he did Fred. We backed up to bake sure

BJ Killeen said...

Yes he did Fred. We backed up to bake sure

Fred's Brim said...

hah he slid into home!

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn! (Makes Puig)

Fred's Brim said...

@BJ since Tuesday, Kenley threw 73 pitches

Neeebs said...

Did League get the win again?

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs he sure did

Fred's Brim said...

have a good night, yall!

Dusty Baker said...

WHPGT UP!