Friday, July 05, 2013

Game 85 Thread: July 5 @ Giants, 7p

The Giants' starting pitcher, Cane Mat.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.83) vs. Matt Cain (5-4, 4.29).

The Giants-Reds game was postponed yesterday, giving them a temporary respite from their recent run of two wins in their last 13 games, including a recently-completed 1-8 road trip (which included a three-game sweep in Los Angeles).

Yasiel Puig has not yet faced Matt Cain. Puig is hoping to bolster his potential All-Star credentials.

This should be interesting.

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Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching well

Paul said...

Take 2 of 3 in the next two series would be great.

Dusty Baker said...

M. Ellis 2B
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier LF
Kemp CF
A. Ellis C
Uribe 3B
Ryu P

Steve Sax said...

Gotta keep mashing

Orel said...

...these potatoes, why do we need five gallons of mashed potatoes?

Steve Sax said...

Mash mash mash mash

Dusty Baker said...

...was the best TV show ever.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck you, Dwight Howard.

Steve Sax said...

Wash 6, SD 2 in the fourth

Orel said...

Why isn't Jim Buss getting the blame for driving Dwight away?

Alex said...

Annyong!

I hope Kobe does this again

Orel said...

Annyong!

Orel said...

Giants are...Annoying!

Steve Sax said...

On the living room sofa, Vin!

Steve Sax said...

I am watching this game with my mom. This should be fun.

Steve Sax said...

The giants look like pylons in these uniforms

Steve Sax said...

The giants look like pylons in these uniforms

Dusty Baker said...

My god, no shit, it looks like Panda ate Uribe. Panda is freaking obese.

karen said...

Vinny saying panda seems to look bigger than the last time we saw him. You are such a class act Vin, but it's ok with me if you just come right out and say "Dude is a fat ass".

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers let Cain off easy in the first: ground to third, ground to third, ground to first. I think he's at six pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Torres reaches on a bunt single, when Ryu sails his throw high to first. Not good.

DP here boys

BJ Killeen said...

Throw strikes rye bread

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh - don't give these chumps any confidence

Fred's Brim said...

Respirator to home plate, STAT!

BJ Killeen said...

Fucking ump. What kind of strikes do you need?

Fred's Brim said...

looks like we're not gonna get anything close tonight

Fred's Brim said...

shoot - almost had it

Fred's Brim said...

finish this, kid

BJ Killeen said...

Could have been worse.

Fred's Brim said...

ok i'll take it

Steve Sax said...

Ryu's shakiness gives them a run in the first, but that's it. It's 1-0 SF after 1.

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez wasn't close to that ball, now a 3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Foul, just missed

Steve Sax said...

Nice AB Hanley, drawing the walk.

Fred's Brim said...

why was that pad down the line mic'ed up?

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Hanley

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, nice double down the right field line! Second and third, none out

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Dre!

Steve Sax said...

Ellis, M, 2B .260
Puig, RF .426
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B .303
Ramirez, H, SS .404
Ethier, LF .261
Kemp, CF .254
Ellis, A, C .262
Uribe, 3B .270
Ryu, P .226

(sorry, some of these BAs are in progress in this game)

Steve Sax said...

Kemp looks like he's hurt on his left shoulder on that 1-1 pitch (he swung and missed).

Steve Sax said...

Now would be a time to put in Crawford, no?

Steve Sax said...

The bad news is, a bad Kemp K would be invigorating for SF.

Steve Sax said...

Arizona up 2-0 on COL and threatening for more in the bottom of the third

Padres lost.

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh
cmon Matty, be honest here, don't eff yourself more

Steve Sax said...

Matt worked the count back to 3-2

Steve Sax said...

Nice job, Matt Kemp works the walk without swinging again since that potential apparent injury. Well done, Matt.

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis with RA and none out

Steve Sax said...

Rancho Ardiendo baby

Steve Sax said...

Matt Cain has never given up a grand slam.

Ellis pops out to short right foul ground.

Steve Sax said...

Here's Juan Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

Urine scores two with a double!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a double to left. Wow.

Ned is so signing his ass a the end of the year, I'm terrified.

Hideo Nomo said...

JUAN URIBE IS MY HOMEBOY

karen said...

YAHOO!!

BJ Killeen said...

Steak and eggs for everyone!

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Dodgers, one out. Kemp at third, Uribe at second. Ryu up.

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Steak and eggs, indeed.

Oddly enough, I actually DID have steak and eggs this morning.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu ropes one down the right field line but a foul ball

Steve Sax said...

Another roped foul down the right field line. He's late, but he's making contact!

Steak and eggs!

Steve Sax said...

1-2 pitch looked pretty close, but it's 2-2 to Ryu

Steve Sax said...

full count to Ryu, Cain gets a questionable called strike 3. Still, a full count--not bad.

Hideo Nomo said...

THIS UMP WTF

BJ Killeen said...

I'm sure the ump is wearing a gnats jersey underneath his jacket

Steve Sax said...

Regarding Dwight Howard the Houston Rocket:

Earlier, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that Howard had landed in Los Angeles and contacted the Lakers, telling them he was 50-50 on his decision to sign with either them or the Rockets.

Howard's call to the Lakers came hours after a person from his camp informed the team that he would not re-sign with Los Angeles, according to the source.

"He changed his mind," the source said. "Hey, he's Dwight. What can you say."

Steve Sax said...

Mark Ellis flies to right. Dammit, that should have been a lot more painful for SF, but I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford keeps fouling 'em back here

Steve Sax said...

Ryu walks Crawford

Steve Sax said...

UJTD!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe starts a nice 5-4-3 DP

Steve Sax said...

My mother: "Uribe was a goat, and now he's making a great play. I am so glad I stuck with him!"

Clearly, my mom is losing her memory.

Fred's Brim said...

Crawford is a pest. Is he small enough to be an MSB?

Steve Sax said...

2-1 LA through 2.

Steve Sax said...

Puig, first pitch double right over the line, past a toppling weeble-wobble (Sandoval)

Steve Sax said...

Cain at 41 pitches with none out in the third

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon swinging a bit more wild than normal. 1-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Adrian works the walk. First and second, none out

Fred's Brim said...

way to work it, AG

Steve Sax said...

Matt Guerrier makes the news! His passed ball for the Cubs today allowed the A's, and the game's only run:

The Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday, the lone run coming when A's catcher Derek Norris bolted home on a passed ball thrown by Cubs pitcher Matt Guerrier in the seventh inning.

A 1-0 game in itself is fairly unusual, but a 1-0 game where the only run scored on a passed ball? That's far more rare. Leave it to Elias Sports Bureau to sleuth out the last time — and it's a really cool fact.

Such a game last occurred 20 years ago — to the exact day. Yep, on July 4, 1993, in a Los Angeles Dodgers-Montreal Expos game. That game was even more dramatic, as the Dodgers won on a passed ball in the 11th inning.

And now we wait until July 4, 2033 to see if the pattern holds.

Steve Sax said...

Cain at 51 pitches, with Ramirez in a 1-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Hanley, base hit up the middle scores Puig easily!

Ramirez' streak goes to 16 games, tied for his career high

Orel said...

Love how Hanley kept on hitting it foul down first then made the adjustment to line one up the middle. 3-1 Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Hanley!

Steve Sax said...

3-1 Dodgers.

First and second, none out.

Looks like Crawford is subbing for Kemp.

Orel said...

Kontos to the bullpen!

Steve Sax said...

Carl Crawford is indeed in the on-deck circle.

Mattingly reads our GTs!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, we really should watch a game together some time

Orel said...

So we were at full health for two innings.

Fred's Brim said...

looks like Crawford will be taking Matty's spot :/

Fred's Brim said...

i am way behind apparently

Orel said...

You're right, Sax. How's early August for you?

Fred's Brim said...

i am really hoping it's a scar tissue tear or something, not something serious

Orel said...

BUT HOW WILL ALL FOUR OUTFIELDERS GET PLAYING TIME?

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel and Saxy - have you two met? I bet you'd get along, you have so much in common

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with a weak fly to shallow left.

One out, Crawford up.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Ever since the jello incident, Orel's been hard to catch in public.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: How is married life going, btw? You crazy kids having kids yet?

Steve Sax said...

Crawford gets a four-pitch walk. Cain is really scared of Crawford, apparently.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: August 3 may work, though I think that's an early game in Chicago

Orel said...

Cain is all over the place.

Steve Sax said...

Take a deep breath here AJ (1-2 count)

Orel said...

@Sax: Interesting. We just have to find a place.

Orel said...

A.J. RBI! 4-1 Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Ellis base hit to center scores A-Gon! 4-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Uribe up with bases loaded an one out. Uribe actually takes the first pitch, a rarity--but it's in the dirt.

Orel said...

C'mon, Uribe. Knock this guy out.

Steve Sax said...

^and

Steve Sax said...

Rancho ardiendo

Steve Sax said...

Cain's at 71 pitches; even Vin is surprised

Steve Sax said...

I am impressed at how Vin is being biting to the Giants without being directly biting to the Giants. It's all subtle digs. It's really very sophisticated.

Steve Sax said...

SWEEEEEEET

Orel said...

!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe n third! Giants' left fielder went for the diving catch and it got by him!

7-1 LA

Orel said...

That was...the least likely outcome.

Steve Sax said...

Cain is gone!

Spank said...

Wow Urine!

BJ Killeen said...

I'm lovin it! (Sorry mcD)

Steve Sax said...

Giants' left fielder: Cole Gillespie.

Hmm, I sense a PGT theme coming.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly

Orel said...

Cain with the 27.00 ERA today. Probably shouldn't have started him on my fantasy team.

Alex Cora said...

Hell yes!

Orel said...

Ryu RBI! 8-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

30.86 ERA!

Fred's Brim said...

oh man

Orel said...

That's only the second out?

Orel said...

Bring him home, Puig!

Alex Cora said...

Puig looked hurt on that swing

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, no kids yet, but we're not not trying

Alex Cora said...

I hope the boys stretched. Looks cold out there

Fred's Brim said...

@AC looked like he was still feeling his hip

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it

Alex Cora said...

Btw. Are they ever going to rest Puig? I know it's not a good time now but he is sure playing a whole lot of games in a row.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Only the 3d inning and already over 130 comments. We must be winning, yes? Let the good times roll!

Fred's Brim said...

hmm

Orel said...

@FB: You could have said that about the Dodgers at the beginning of the season.

Fred's Brim said...

tighten it up, fellas

Orel said...

Get it together, Ryu. Seven runs can disappear real fast.

Fred's Brim said...

not not not trying?

Orel said...

Gets Oyster Pubes to pop up. Nice.

Fred's Brim said...

I think you need special merkin mousse to get your pubes to pop up like that

Orel said...

Siddown, Underpants!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, kid!

BJ Killeen said...

Saweet!

Orel said...

"...after the Giants, for one brief, shining moment, led one to nothing in the first inning." —Vin

Fred's Brim said...

cmon fellas, keep the good ABs going, don't get loose

BJ Killeen said...

That wasn't a sign call from Bruce: he was crossing himself

Orel said...

Hanley is unconscious.

Orel said...

Dodgers making lots of contact.

Fred's Brim said...

like Jodie Foster

Orel said...

Now movie studios are scouring Twitter for pull quotes.

Orel said...

COL 0, ARI 3, B7
SD 5, WSH 8, F

Fred's Brim said...

great inning

Steve Sax said...

sorry to step out there, working on the PGT

Orel said...

Like the confidence, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning in the fifth for Ryu

still 8-1

Steve Sax said...

I hate these farmer boogers

Fred's Brim said...

another great inning

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: agreed

Love this pitcher's ERA!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: How's the Candy Crushing going?

Fred's Brim said...

damn, thought he had that one

Pride of Dong said...

I'm so afraid of league coming in anytime soon! Or ever again...

Steve Sax said...

Would be nice to see Crawford get a hit here

Steve Sax said...

3-2 to Crawford, Puig on second and Ethier on first. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Nice play by Kickham to get that third out--ball ricochets off his foot and he chases it down and shovels to first to beat Crawford. Still 8-1.

Steve Sax said...

I forget how nice it is to hear Vin at a road game. This is special.

Steve Sax said...

Sandoval flies to left for out #1 in the sixth. Here's Oyster Pubes.

Orel said...

That color combination just isn't slimming on Sandoval.

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes grounds out to Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

Pence flies to Ethier in center.

11 in a row retired for Ryu.

Orel said...

Ryu at 92 pitches through six.

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, i love it

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 2m

Update: Matt Kemp left tonight's ballgame with left shoulder AC joint irritation. Kemp is listed day to day.

Alex Cora said...

Why does James worthy sound like he sucked helium before doing those Jevin Jewlers commercials?

Steve Sax said...

Awful lot of empty seats there in Phone Park. In a "sellout".

Alex Cora said...

Which inning does league pitch in?

Steve Sax said...

AJ with a leadoff single to left. Puig would have had a triple on that hit.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe 2-run HR! Wow, he is on FIRE

Alex Cora said...

Cycle for Uribe to tonight? Just needs a single!

Fred's Brim said...

URINE!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton was digging that

Paul said...

Uribe is growing on all of us!

BJ Killeen said...

Uribe says FU to the team who left him out of their WS ring ceremony.

Orel said...

(checking to see if Uribe is in his walk year)

Steve Sax said...

Ellis gets all the way to second on an error on Brandon Belt, plus an error by Abreu on the throw.

BJ Killeen said...

Nice

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: Yes, Uribe is

Fred's Brim said...

Poor MEllis

Paul said...

Ned just signed Uribe to 5 more years.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis gets to third on a wild pitch. One out.

Alex Cora said...

Start resting some people Donnie?

BJ Killeen said...

Not enough runs. We need 5 more for true humiliation.

Alex Cora said...

Puig is slumping.

Steve Sax said...

"The Giant fans don't have very much to cheer about." --Vin, when Puig Ks in the seventh

Fred's Brim said...

man the Gnats are stinky right now. We gotta keep our boot on their neck the next two games. They won't be this bad for long

Steve Sax said...

Ellis stranded in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

could have sworn I just heard more people say "...root, root root for the DODGERS" up there during the Phone Park stretch

Orel said...

Yay, photogenic Dodger family!

Hideo Nomo said...

I also get irritated when AC doesn't pass his joint.

Paul said...

Is that Leslie Nelson behind the plate?

Alex Cora said...

But this s@$t is soooooo gooood.

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