Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Game 82 Thread: July 2 @ Rockies, 5:30p


Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.08) vs. Oswalt the Lucky Rabbit (0-2, 7.36)

Sorry folks, gotta make this one quick. The suddenly resurgent Dodgers start a 13-game swing through the Western Division tonight in Colorado. Their first task is dealing with the not-very-good-anymore-but-could-still-humble-the-Dodger-bats Oswalt and the hitting streak of Michael Cuddyer. (But no Tulo!)

On the other hand, PUIG. IN. COORS. FIELD.

Should be a dandy.

Image: fuzzirella on Flickr

133 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Is it too much to expect Puig to hit 8 homeruns tonight?

Hideo Nomo said...

In the first inning? No, no it isn't.

QuadSevens said...

Excellent.

Neeebs said...

Puig hasn't hit a bomb in quite some time.

I'm getting anxious.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Puig doesn't get too excited hitting there and mess up his swing or head

BJ Killeen said...

The basement door is unlocked. We just have to turn the knob...

Paul said...

Dodgers take this mask from me
I don't need it anymore
Puig is on a hitting streak
Feels like we're knocking on the cellar door

Hideo Nomo said...

Louie Screws is a free agent.

Hollandsworth said...

I'm hopeful for tonight's game.

But let's not forget. MARMOL. IN COORS FIELD.

Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

SAX. DRINKING. COORS. LIGHT.

(Man, this tastes like water. Though it IS cold...)

Hideo Nomo said...

CIN 1, SF 0, Bot 1.

Hollandsworth said...

Maybe it's just me, Sax. But Coors Light tastes like anti-freeze diluted with expired rubbing alcohol.

Hideo Nomo said...

AZ loads the bases in the second, but don't score.

MR.F said...

It's very possible that I have never drunk Coors Light. I don't drink much alcohol and when I do, I don't pay for the cheap shit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't always drink beer, but when I do, it shouldn't taste of piss.

Some call me "The Least Interesting Man in the World".

Hollandsworth said...

Watching MLB Network, and the crawl reminded me that Kershaw's career ERA at Coors is 5.68 in 11 starts.

Whoo-boy.

Dane Bramage said...

Also no Dexter Fowler, placed on DL today...

Paul said...

First place is so last year. Everyone is taking about the last place Dodgers.

MR.F said...

Kershaw's got this. He has his mojo back.

Steve Sax said...

No vin

Booooooo

Steve Sax said...

Kemp dropped to sixth? Hmmmmm

MR.F said...

Yay Puig single.

Steve Sax said...

Puig 1b, but CS

Hideo Nomo said...

Both of the last two times he got caught, Puig's right arm was way out past the bag while he was getting tagged on the left arm.

Orel said...

Guess we'll never see him slide feet-first.

Orel said...

Dammit, Mellis, we can't give away outs like that.

Hideo Nomo said...

3-1 Mets!

Jason said...

What the he'll happened to Dante Bichette? He looks terrible.

Orel said...

The picture in this GT is flopped.

Jason said...

The picture in this game thread has floppy ears.

Jason said...

Get Puig some shades!

Orel said...

Hanley hit a shoulder-high pitch for a single.

Steve Sax said...

Reds up 3-0

Orel said...

Consecutive singles!

Steve Sax said...

Corners with none out for the dodgers in the second

MR.F said...

Kemp groundout scores Hanley and advances Andre. AJ walks so now runners on 1st and 2nd for Urine.

Jason said...

Collins and Lyons sound like the biggest bunch of homers. Mattingly is not going to get manager of the year.

Steve Sax said...

Urine RBI!

MR.F said...

Urine single scores Andre. AJ to 2nd.

MR.F said...

Kershaw K's. Now up to MEllis.

Orel said...

MLB ‏@MLB 1m

BREAKING: @SFGiants CF Gregor Blanco ends @Reds RHP Homer Bailey's perfect game bid with leadoff walk in 7th. He still has no-hitter.

Orel said...

Mellis grounds out, denying Puig the chance to come up with the bases loaded.

MR.F said...

Another Puig at-bat.

Meanwhile, Padres down 3-1 through 6.5.

MR.F said...

Puig double. #justanothermultihitgame

Orel said...

The AGon-y and the Ecstasy! Puig double followed by AGon HR makes it 2-0 Dodgers.

MR.F said...

A-Gon the Conqueror!

MR.F said...

@Orel, 4-0 Dodgers!

MR.F said...

Mike Petriello ‏@mike_petriello 3m
I think the mean is regressing to Yasiel Puig.

Paul said...

This is fun

Orel said...

I meant 2-0 Dodgers in that inning.

MR.F said...

Why is A-Gon a conqueror?

Aegon Targaryen, the First of His Name, also known as Aegon the Conqueror or Aegon the Dragon, was the conqueror of the Seven Kingdoms and the founder of the ruling Targaryen dynasty of Westeros.

MR.F said...

1-2-3 inning for Kershaw.

Orel said...

Damn, A.J.'s been watching Puig too much.

Orel said...

Uribe RBI! Dodgers lead 1-0 in this inning.

BJ Killeen said...

This could be a very, very VERY good night. Going to dinner. Don't fuck up while I'm gone.

MR.F said...

Puig on with a runner at 2nd.

Orel said...

Arenado's throw was the cockiest throw I've seen a shortstop make.

MR.F said...

Puig K. Dodgers up 5-0.

Orel said...

Kershaw just mowed down Cargo on four pitches. Wow.

Paul said...

Something is going on somewhere...

Orel said...

One out left for Batman.

Orel said...

One strike away.

Orel said...

GIANTS LOSE

Paul said...

No hitter!!!! Hahahahaha

MR.F said...

Congrats Homer Bailey! Suck it, Giants!

Steve Sax said...

Top 5, 5-0 LA, and Oswalt is still in. Wow

Cliff Beefpile said...

gnats SUCK!

Orel said...

Mellis makes up for his earlier error.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Gnats, Vinny!

Orel said...

Lotta cussing at the game tonight.

cc: Dusty

Orel said...

A.J. is an on-base machine!

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@PedroMoura 3m

With LAA/STL officially underway, there are now only 2 MLB matchups to never occur: SD at TOR and TB at LAD. Latter will happen Aug. 9-11.

Orel said...

PUIG!

MR.F said...

There's the Puig HR!

Cliff Beefpile said...

PWEEEEEEEEEEEG! A triple away from the cycle. And I'm calling it...it's gonna happen tonight. Unless they throw at him next time up.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm actually worried that they're going to throw at Puig next time up.

For the record I totally called that bomb in my mind. I was watching the TV from the kitchen and saw the previous low and outside pitch that Puig swung wildly at. I thought, he's going to adjust and just crush the next pitch.

And he did.

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier stole a base??

Jason said...

Puig's bat flip needs work.

Bring back Kuo as a special instructor!

Orel said...

Kemp strikes out for the third time.

Cliff Beefpile said...

And Kemp continues to struggle. What the hell is it gonna take to get him off the schneid?

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp just continues to look absolutely lost. I can't explain it.

Paul said...

Puig is the amazing. Another homerun that never should have been. He is exposing how these pitchers can't adjust to his power.

Paul said...

I said give kemp till July for his body to adjust but it might be too late for his head. He seems to expect bad things to happen up there.

Cliff Beefpile said...

He crushes balls the way to the opposite field and dead center the way Piazza did--except with about 1000x the athleticism.

Paul said...

He is like a Manny, Piazza, Mondesi, FrankenDodger

EricoPerico said...

D-Bag game is off delay and Mets put up a quick 4 in the bottom of the 7th.
Great day for the Dodgers!

Cliff Beefpile said...

7 shutout innings at Coors. I'd say Kershaw has rebounded.

Paul said...

Oh yeah and that Kershaw is pretty good. Stop dickin around with Marmol and lock up Kershaw!

Orel said...

A.J. quietly 4 for 4.

EricoPerico said...

Make that 6 runs for the Mets!!

Orel said...

Er, two doubles and two walks.

Dusty Baker said...

At what point does Kemp start getting all moody bc Puig is getting all the attention?

Orel said...

7 runs!

Dusty Baker said...

I thought I saw Dinger but if was just a fat guy wearing a purple shirt behind home plate.

Orel said...

Law firm of Ellis & Ellis makes it 7-0 Dodgers. Puig up to hit for the cycle.

MR.F said...

Whoo AJ is so awesome.

Paul said...

Kemp probably should be worried about AJ getting more attention than him.

EricoPerico said...

Think I'm gonna have to drink 2.5 beers to celebrate today's games.

MR.F said...

So the nigh-Mets are beating the d-bags handily. The Padres already lost. The gnats got no-hitter (hahahahahahahhahaa). We got a 7-0 lead in the 8th over the Rockies. Let's close this out.

MR.F said...

got no-hit* (hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah)

Orel said...

Kershaw with 98 pitches over eight scoreless.

MR.F said...

Kershaw at 98 pitches now. 8 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K. ERA currently back on the right side of 2.00. Just typing that gave me a semi.

Cliff Beefpile said...

You know, guys, I like this winning thing a lot better than all that losing we did for the first few months.

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

There have only been 20 complete game shutouts at Coors Field. 2 by Dodgers (Hideo Nomo no-hitter in 1996, Dave Mlicki in 1998)

MR.F said...

Puig bat-flip via paintthecorners

http://paintthecorners.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/dat-bat-flip/

Dusty Baker said...

Don't forget about HanRam.

Dusty Baker said...

And don't forget about Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

8-0 Blue now.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp weak grounder here - I'm calling it!

Orel said...

Damn, Matty gave it a ride!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn. I thought that might go out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Guys, I'm stuck in a drive thru line, having missed most of tonight's events. I am freaking out!

MR.F said...

Damn. Could have been a HR on a fully recovered shoulder?

Paul said...

Maybe Mr. F. Hope he still has some healing to do.

Orel said...

This has been a perfect day of baseball.

Orel said...

Colorado Dodger fans represent!

Orel said...

Wow. What a game.

Paul said...

We make out of fuckin last place party!!!

Fred's Brim said...

yessir - I like that shit!

Orel said...

Post-game interview on KCAL?

MR.F said...

End the hit-streak for good measure.

Go Kershaw! GO DODGERS!!!!

MR.F said...

108 pitches to get the CGSO. Nice work, Kershaw.

Spank said...

Wow. Just fucking wow.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was fuckin' awesome!

Dusty Baker said...

Just. Fuck. Yeah.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Just think, it'll be even better with Crawford at the top of the line-up instead of MEllis.

Dusty Baker said...

And better with Chase Utley at 2B.

Dusty Baker said...

Please tell me you're going with a Ratt "Out of the Cellar" reference tonight for the PGT.

Paul said...

If we get chase Utley I'm writing him a letter

Dusty Baker said...

Saying what, Paul?

Dusty Baker said...

Please be Ratt...please be Ratt...

Orel said...

HYPGTUP!

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit!