Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Game 106 Thread: July 31 vs. Yankees, 7pm

Ah, memories...

Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 1.91) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (10-6, 2.51)

This is about as close to a dream match as Dodger fans can hope for. (Identical records!) Oh look, it's even been given Ace-Off status by MLB!


Kuroda has been his solid self since joining the Yankees. He's quietly gone 26-17 with 3.05 ERA during his time in pinstripes. Plus, he's just so darn likeable. You want to root for him.

But not tonight. Sure, he beat the Dodgers in New York back on June 19th, but that was three days before they morphed into the juggernaut they are now. Sorry, Kuroda-san. We may still love you, but you're standing on the tracks.

Speaking of guys with K names, someone else is dropping by Dodger Stadium tonight:

Kershaw! Kuroda! Kobe! Kemp! Kenley! Kasten! It's a kornukopia!

198 comments:

Neeebs said...

So...are we to infer that KB is the guest of Matt Kemp? My else for the shoutout to our favorite DL player?

BJ Killeen said...

Funny, I noticed all the K names on the Dodgers a few days ago...

Let's score early cuz we KNOW Kuroda takes three innings to settle down.

KB is coming because of Puig.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching

Paul said...

Gotta keep drinking.

Spank said...

Maybe the Black Mamba is telling Kemp to suck it up,take off his pantyhose and get out on the field and play.

Steve Sax said...

Dbacks, Giants both winning

Steve Sax said...

After Ace-Off, I assume there's King-Off, and Queen-Off,...

karen said...

Brian Wilson looks like satan.

Paul said...

Brian Wilson is a jerk-off.

BJ Killeen said...

He looked a lot better when he was playing with the Beach Boys

Hideo Nomo said...

Ten-off...

Did I miss one?

MR.F said...

Kobe Bryant goes to the "Magic Johnson School of Social Media for Professional Athletes"

http://instagram.com/p/cc9PsiJIrw/

MR.F said...

Puig juggling baseballs with his feet:

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2013/7/31/4577174/cristiano-ronaldo-yasiel-puig-juggling-video-dodgers-madrid

karen said...

Rachel is such a class act.

Hideo Nomo said...

Holy shit this is classy.

karen said...

OK, now I'm getting teary eyed.

Hideo Nomo said...

That was an anagram for Alec Guinness.

MR.F said...

The next tribute will be an anagram of Jeremy Irons.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn. I just caught the very end of the Mariano Rivera thing...how was it?

karen said...

@CliffBeef...It was very nice. I didn't know that Mariano was such a good guy.

After all, he is a yankee.

Dusty Baker said...

Just got home, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

"Sounds like it should be a noodle." - Vin describing the name of a pitch

(Just caught the end of that)

Hideo Nomo said...

Pitchers Duel, engaged.

Paul said...

Run them out of the building Clay!

Dusty Baker said...

Sierra Nevada Summerfest, engaged.

Paul said...

Thank god I get to listen to Vinny tonight.

Paul said...

Damn lucky hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Even if we win this one with a Puig walk off grand slam, Vin still has to be the mini-series MVP.

Dusty Baker said...

Hella way to close on that ball and get the ball in to second. Kept it a single rather than double.

karen said...

Brent Lillibridge?

Dusty Baker said...

Brent fuckin Lillibridge?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Clayton, finish this off

Paul said...

Nice play Juan.

Dusty Baker said...

Did I just hear the Pac-man life lost sound after that last out? Tell me I'm not crazy.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCKFUCKFUCK Goddamn blackout forces me to watch the most boring broadcast in baseball

Fred's Brim said...

i heard it too, DB

Paul said...

FB, Welcome to my world when we play the Giants.

Dusty Baker said...

So either we're both right, or both crazy, FB!

Anyone else?

Was it the TV production or from the house system?

Fred's Brim said...

I heard it on the YES broadcast so I am guessing it was on the house system, unless the folks at YES are getting sarcastic with their team

Franklin Stubbs said...

At least Hanley made him work for it.

Fred's Brim said...

take more pitches, fellas

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dre

Fred's Brim said...

crud

Paul said...

Clayton needs a quick inning.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Clayton, find it

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Hanley

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Got it.

Fred's Brim said...

Jeter lets Skip field his grounder

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter 0-6 in this series so far.

But 6-6 according to the sports networks.

Dusty Baker said...

In fact, he's 9-6 in 6 ABs according to ESPN.

Fred's Brim said...

6-6 with 7 home runs

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Skip

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter is actually 3-4 in another game going on simultaneously tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

the out he made was an inside-the-park home run he tried to extend to a fifth base

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter: 100 and not out in a test match in Pakistan earlier today.

#cricket

Fred's Brim said...

damn, could Skip have scored on that if he had gotten to third on that wild pitch?

Dusty Baker said...

Hiro a little wild here.

Fred's Brim said...

damn, ball four

karen said...

Bobby Thompson cheated.

Hideo Nomo said...

I want to marry Kershaw's pickoff move.

Hideo Nomo said...

So is that Big O Tire commercial racist or SUPER racist?

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, fellas

Fred's Brim said...

that was a nasty pitch to AG

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh - what a bad inning

Fred's Brim said...

those grounders to Hanley's backhand still terrify me. I am glad he's been making those plays though

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Clayton!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre using Tres Delinquentes again

Cliff Beefpile said...

It's been a couple of years and it's STILL weird seeing Hiro in a Yankee uniform.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with the hard liner right to the RF

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with the single past some Jeter imposter

Fred's Brim said...

Real Jeter would have turned that into a double play

Fred's Brim said...

Skip can't lay off the split

Fred's Brim said...

we have been way late on the fastball

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe rips it but right at Soriano

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton introduces Gardner to Uncle Charlie then gets Jeter to line out to AG

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Fred's Brim said...

nobody has been ahead of Hiro's fastball. it must look a lot faster than the 92-93 it shows on the gun

Fred's Brim said...

this feels like we're heading towards a frustrating loss

Fred's Brim said...

Cano lines the first pitch to AG

Paul said...

Man I want a beer and Dodger dog right now.

Fred's Brim said...

another great inning from Clayton

Paul said...

Great pitching great defense. Now for some timely hitting.

karen said...

When Vinny was talking about the monster in the mask, I thought he was talking about Brian Wilson.

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was poor

Paul said...

That was stupid.

Fred's Brim said...

not sure what he was thinking there

Fred's Brim said...

this will be when Hanley doubles

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. That was just painful to watch. I think my grandma could have made it to second before Gonzalez, and she's dead.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Karen

That's no mask on Wilson, it's just his face.

Paul said...

Fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre vs Righties

BJ Killeen said...

It's nice to see the Dodgers playing throwback ball: THEY SUCK

Paul said...

Of course.

Paul said...

Come on Skip. Drive the ball.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I wonder if we're gonna pass the 4 million mark this season.

Paul said...

least we have his pitch count up.

Paul said...

Looks tired. Take advantage.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Paul said...

Fuck!,

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddamit, Gonzalez.

BJ Killeen said...

Uh, yeah.

Fred's Brim said...

why does Crawford look so shaky out there?

Fred's Brim said...

crap, bouncer up the middle
Hanley was playing right behind Uribe

Fred's Brim said...

Kuroda out for a PH

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Clayton, finish this off

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, another Melky?

Paul said...

Hopefully Carl still isn't struggling from that bug he had last week.

Paul said...

Get this guy Clay.

Paul said...

Dammit!!!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, seeing-eye single between Uribe and Hanley, 1st and 2nd, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Please, not Gardner

Fred's Brim said...

cripes, where was that, blue?

Paul said...

Beautiful Clayton.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Clayton!

karen said...

Thata way, Clay!!

Paul said...

K Juan. Jack one.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew! Alright, let's get him some runs dammit!

Fred's Brim said...

Do they let him hit in the 8th?
If Uribe gets on, I bet they let him stay in to bunt

Paul said...

Ellis on deck.

Paul said...

Come on get him the win!

Paul said...

Now Hairston. Come on Juan!

Paul said...

Kershaw up!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kershaw stays in! Get the bunt down, kid!

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K back out there!

Dusty back here!

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker said...

Beautiful bunt, Kid K!!!!

Paul said...

Nice bunt!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Atta boy, Clayton! Let's score him now!

Dusty Baker said...

"It really did look like a poached egg, landing on toast." - Vin, on Kershaw's bunt

Paul said...

Dammit!

Paul said...

Lets go Crawford!

Spank said...

knock the shit out of the ball you cuban bastard!

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

fucking wimps

Paul said...

Wow. Walk Puig.

karen said...

AG with something to prove here.

MR.F said...

Wow, Puig IBB.

Dusty Baker said...

Bullshit, that was low.

Fred's Brim said...

shitshitshit

Spank said...

dammit

Paul said...

Oh boy.

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a fucking word that Orel always deletes from comments!

Paul said...

Belly in the belly.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Beli, we need a clean inning

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Beli

Paul said...

Fuck don't get behind this guy.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, this is no good

Paul said...

Lead off walk. We are in trouble.

Spank said...

fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit all, the little bobble messes up the DP

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, Uribe

Spank said...

2 out

Dusty Baker said...

God damn Uribe is a surprisingly good-fielding 3B.

Paul said...

Not Suzuki.

karen said...

I'm afraid to watch

Dusty Baker said...

I'm afraid not to get another beer.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Paco, finish this off

karen said...

Here we go.

Fred's Brim said...

Ump didn't have the guts to call it twice

Hideo Nomo said...

THAT WAS THE SAME SWING.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit ump! that was strike three

Cliff Beefpile said...

Balls.

Paul said...

Fuck he missed his spot.

Orel said...

SHIT

karen said...

ShitShitShit. I HATE you Lyle!

Hideo Nomo said...

FUCK ALL THE DUCKS

Fred's Brim said...

I want to blame the ump, and I may, but we shoulda turned the DP earlier

Fred's Brim said...

yay we get to see Mariano!

Paul said...

Keep your cool Paco.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, balls

karen said...

Hang tough, Paco.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Paco

Dusty Baker said...

Throw some god damn strikes already!

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

that is so dumb
terrible defense this inning

goodnight

karen said...

OH FUCKING NO

Paul said...

Great.

QuadSevens said...

Well that blows.

Orel said...

Wow. The Puig Bump.

Dusty Baker said...

(turns game off)

People will bitch about Puig honing in on that, but really, Ellis is way the fuck out of position when Puig could have had an easy bead on it.

Paul said...

Well that should kill the buzz.

BJ Killeen said...

I thought we were better than this. Shit

Paul said...

Exactly Dusty.

karen said...

You go, Donnie. Kick blue's ass.

BJ Killeen said...

Yeah give it to League. Basically Donnie is giving up.

Spank said...

oh goddamn fucking shit. what the fuck?

Paul said...

Well at least this wont be a dramatic save.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sax is going to blame me because I didn't post at 4:01. Fuck that. Orel posted at 4:00 on Friday and they won that game.

Ump gets the call right and none of that other shit happens.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mercifully perhaps, my DirecTV feed just died. Oh well. G'night everyone.

Hollandsworth said...

Sorry I'm late. Busy vomiting.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodgers Nation twitter:

"Multiple people saying the YES broadcast shows Puig calling off Ellis. OF coming in should usually take charge of IF going out."

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny thinks WHIP is new. Heh.

Hideo Nomo said...

OK, we'll let #42 have one final appearance at Dodger Stadium. Seems fitting in a way.

karen said...

We have had some great savers, but could you all imagine what it would be like to have a Closer like this?

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

What's Jeter all grinning and shit about? He was fucking 0-infinity with a walk in this series.

Paul said...

Wish we had Chase Utley.

Hideo Nomo said...

PGT up.