Saturday, July 06, 2013

Game 86 Thread: July 6 @ Giants, 4p

On Fourth of July weekend, the old Fife and Bum corps.

Stephen Fife (3-2, 2.83) vs. Madison Bumgarner (8-5, 3.08).

After a completely dispiriting loss to open up the homestand, the Giants trot out Madison Bumgarner, their best pitcher and 15th in the NL for ERA. Bumgarner goes up against Stephen Fife, who has only 12 career MLB games to his name (seven of which have been this year). On top of that, Matt Kemp's injury prevents Andre Ethier, lifetime .105 batter against Bumgarner, from sitting out this one. So Bumgarner should be able to feast on at least one Dodger outfielder today.

Surely, this very biased matchup should give the Giants some independence from their recent streak of woes (losers of 12 of their last 14 games), right?

175 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I don't like this T-Fed shit at all. AJEllis just had a day off.

Crawford LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Uribe 3B
Ethier CF
Federowicz C
Punto 2B
Fife P

Steve Sax said...

Mellis rests too.

Must be an Ellis holiday.

Dusty Baker said...

Dock Ellis also has the day off. Lay off the 'cid, man.

Dusty Baker said...

Some Dock Ellis trivia:

"Ellis attempted to hit every batter in the Cincinnati Reds lineup on May 1, 1974, as he was angry that the Pirates were intimidated by the Big Red Machine.Ellis admired Pete Rose and was concerned about how he would respond, but Ellis decided to do it regardless. Ellis hit Rose, Joe Morgan, and Dan Driessen in the top of the first inning. Cleanup batter Tony PĂ©rez avoided Ellis's attempts and drew a walk; the first pitch to Perez was thrown behind him and over his head. Ellis threw two pitches that he aimed at the head of Johnny Bench, at which point Ellis was removed from the game by manager Danny Murtaugh. Ellis's box score for the game reads as follows: 0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. Ellis tied eight other players for the MLB record with the three hit batsmen in the inning."

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Alex Cora said...

Wow placing Uribe 5th in the lineup. I get that he had a great game last night but I foresee the pressure too much for him.

Orel said...

Makes sense. Ethier is hitting .105 lifetime vs. Bumgarner.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Ken Rosenthal:

"Sources: #Dodgers in serious talks for #Marlins’ Nolasco. Would trade 3 prospects, none upper echelon. “Getting close,” one source says."

Orel said...

I wonder what the price is for Garza.

Steve Sax said...

I don't know how I feel about this Nolasco guy

Steve Sax said...

To be fair, I don't know how I feel about Capuano right now, either. But I lament the opportunity to keep doing Marvel Comics-themed GTs every five days.

Steve Sax said...

@Nats 2, Padres 1, mid-5

Steve Sax said...

Rockies at Diamondbacks this evening (7p PT):
Colorado: Pomeranz (0-1, 8.31 ERA)
Arizona: Miley (4-7, 4.29 ERA)

Dusty Baker said...

I know exactly how I feel about Capuano.

Dusty Baker said...

45 mins until the ASG rosters are announced.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 2:43: You've got to give me the name of your therapist.

MR.F said...

@Alex Cora,
I foresee too much pressure on Uribe's feet. Talking about having to support all that weight.

Paul said...

Ned is working his magic.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: Is this the Jason Schmidt magic? Or the Brandon League magic?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

This is my therapist.

Steve Sax said...

Ned Colletti, working his magic.

Steve Sax said...

nice therapist.

Steve Sax said...

Say goodbye to THESE.

Dusty Baker said...

Let me repeat: Uribe drove in 7 runs last night.

Fred's Brim said...

mmm Judy

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty - we may as well cut him now

Orel said...

Judy Greer on SoSG

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't think Garza or Nolasco is worth the prospects. Garza is definitely overrated and overpriced. Capuano is shitty, but he has a lower career ERA than Nolasco, is just as durable, and comes at half the cost.

Orel said...

Capuano is 34. Garza is 29.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Admittedly, Garza IS the higher Scrabble score. So there's that.

BJ Killeen said...

Wow. 30 comments and the game hasn't started yet. I hope Stephen "Don't call me Barney" Fife can be not sucky. (Yes, I be an English major).

Dusty Baker said...

ASG13 announcements start now.

Dusty Baker said...

2013 AL #ASG Starters: C: Mauer 1B: C. Davis 2B: Cano SS: Hardy 3B: Miggy OF: A. Jones OF: Trout OF: Joey Bats DH: Papi

Fred's Brim said...

Judy Greer and Carla Gallo need to do a movie together. They both seem to be naked or sexing in every role they have. It's time to team them up

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck you, Oyster Pubes! You're not starting.

Dusty Baker said...

NL @AllStarGame starters 1B: Votto 2B: Phillips SS: Tulowitzki 3B: Wright C: Molina OF: Beltran OF: CarGo OF: Harper #ASG

Dusty Baker said...

No starters from the three teams leading their respective NL division.

Dusty Baker said...

Good insight from TBLA: Bryce Harper a starter. Removes Yasiel Puig's greatest competition in potential final vote

Dusty Baker said...

AL pitchers: Buchholz, Cecil, Colon, Crain, Darvish, Hernandez, Iwakuma, Masterson, Perkins, Nathan, Rivera, Sale, Scherzer, Verlander. #ASG

Dusty Baker said...

Let's just go ahead and do the AL and forget about announcing any of the NL.

Fred's Brim said...

It is clear to me now that I don't pay enough attention to the AL

Dusty Baker said...

AL #ASG reserves: Castro, Cruz, Encarnacion, Fielder, Gordon, Hunter, Kipnis, Machado, Pedroia, Peralta, Perez, Zobrist.

Dusty Baker said...

N.L #ASG SP/RP: Kershaw, Corbin, Harvey, Wainwright, Grilli, Zimmermann, Kimbrel, Chapman, T. Wood, J. Fernandez, Lee, Jeff Locke, Bumgarner

Dusty Baker said...

N.L #ASG reserves: McCutchen, Cuddyer, Posey, Alvarez, Dom Brown, E. Cabrera, Carpenter, Craig, Goldschmidt, C. Gomez, Jean Segura, Scutaro

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Puig sure to make final roster spot vote ASG PR thingy.

Fred's Brim said...

I wonder if Zimmermann can get an acquittal before the ASG

Cliff Beefpile said...

Scutaro. Fuck you, Bochy.

Fred's Brim said...

i wonder how many write-ins Puig got. Would MLB release that?

BJ Killeen said...

Agreed Cliff: Scutero does NOT belong there

Dusty Baker said...

AL #FinalVote candidates: Benoit, DET; Delabar, TOR; Robertson, NYY; Scheppers, TEX; Uehara, BOS.

Dusty Baker said...

I had something to say about Scutaro on twitter. Hint: it wasn't very nice.

Dusty Baker said...

NL #FinalVote candidates: Desmond, WAS; Freeman, ATL; Gonzalez, LA; Pence, SF; Puig, LA. VOTE: atmlb.com/12ODWdB #ASG

Fred's Brim said...

if Puig gets in, do you think Bochy would dare sit him the whole game?

BJ Killeen said...

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BJ Killeen said...

If Bochy is that big an ass, he will live to regret it

Fred's Brim said...

help

Dusty Baker said...

Puig had 842,915 write-in votes, most since #Pirates Freddy Sanchez totaled 856,685 in 2006.

karen said...

@Dusty...Great Dock Ellis trivia.

karen said...

Bruce Bochey has always been a piece of shit. I always remember what Tommy Lasorda said about him..."Bruce Bochey couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat". And now the jerk manages a piece of shit wannabe team.

I'm feelin' the HATE.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Thanks. That game where he tried to hit everyone sounds like Spanky pitching, no?

Dusty Baker said...

hateHateHATE!!!

ps- Wash yer hair, Timmeh!

karen said...

@Dusty...Of course Spanky would be wearing his rally thong.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck. The. Gnats. And Bochy.

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Buck looks like he's on a 2-month hunger fast.

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Fred's Brim said...

fuck you, Fox, and your pointless blackouts.
I'll be watching Paul Blart, Mall Cop instead of the Mets-Brewers game you limit me to.

karen said...

I bet that it pains the hell out of Buck to have to speak so highly of Yasiel.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife is taller than I recall.

Dusty Baker said...

Man on third, one out. Oyster Pubes at bat. Bochy eating shit in the dugout.

Fred's Brim said...

I am sure Fox is fucking with Gameday too. It seems to be a couple of batters at a time and then catches all the way up

Dusty Baker said...

Did Gnats hit out of order? HAH!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Does a Fife failure today make the Nolasco deal happen sooner?

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like the Nolasco trade is imminent, either way.

Dusty Baker said...

Can anyone ever remember a batting out of order failure like that? Not in Little League, but MLB?

Fred's Brim said...

Gameday isn't giving me anything. Did Bochy write out the card wrong? Did Pubes not knock in a run?

Alex Cora said...

Wow that was a slick move by Donnie

Dusty Baker said...

The lineup cards distro'd at home plate before the game had one thing, but Oyster Pubes and Fat Panda batted differently. Donnie waited until Posey had his AB and then pointed it out, so the run was erased, an out was declared (second out), the runner sent back to third, and Pubes back up to bat. He then flew out to Puig.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife the didawg hits White Loney to put him on first.

Fred's Brim said...

thanks, DB - Gameday would never be able to figure that out

Dusty Baker said...

You mean Scout was no help?

Dusty Baker said...

Gotta cover first, Didawg.

Fred's Brim said...

Scout said that Fife, at only 8 pitches, had plenty left in the tank

Dusty Baker said...

Did Scout mention how shitty our defense has been this inning?

Spank said...

Pitch right,Barney!

Spank said...

Pinche Punto

Dusty Baker said...

Punto, you're no Derek Jeter.

Fred's Brim said...

Tighten it up, fellas!

Dusty Baker said...

I waited all day for this game? JFC.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Fife, let's get out of this

Dusty Baker said...

Three runs seems like 12 somehow.

Dusty Baker said...

Weisman needs a Twitter break. Who wil notice?

Alex Cora said...

Wow game day totally lies with its description of the giants batting mess up.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Bumgarner perfect so far?

Fred's Brim said...

ok gotta check out for a bit
good luck, everyone
throw strikes!

Dusty Baker said...

Pence was safe. But fuck him.

Alex Cora said...

Yeah he's perfect so far. Perfect game. Wow. Wouldn't want to jinx that by saying he had a perfect game and a no hitter. Perfect game. Yup. Sure does have a perfect game. Hey macarver tell the audience that he has a perfect game.

Dusty Baker said...

I've seen enough of T-Fed. His pitch sequencing sucks a bag of assholes.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 7.75

Only a beer in.

Alex Cora said...

Nice throw fed ex!

Dusty Baker said...

T-Fed proves me wrong. Nice throw, kiddo.

Spank said...

lets get some runs

Alex Cora said...

Yeah and break up this perfect game.

Dusty Baker said...

Break up this perfection, Puig.

Alex Cora said...

Come on Puig.

Alex Cora said...

Dammit

Dusty Baker said...

Puig is the Designated Kemp today.

Spank said...

get a hit off this pansy you motherfuckers

Hideo Nomo said...

Buck only calling Puig by his first name (and over enunciating it) is bugging the shit out of me.

karen said...

Just got back from walking my dogs. Looks like I missed some gnat run scoring.

Maddy has a perfecto going?

Huh.

Dusty Baker said...

Just poke one through, mofos!

Spank said...

^that's what Neeebs' mom said.

Spank said...

goddamn Hanram. fix that hole in your glove

Spank said...

mute button engaged. fuck this shit

Dusty Baker said...

Eat shit, Butt Gardener!

Dusty Baker said...

Butt Gardener gave up the first hit to Dre then got pissed off and threw a meatball to T-Fed, who took it out the Yard.

Alex Cora said...

Yeah. No perfect game! And a score. Sweet

Dusty Baker said...

Bochy said he thinks they are making progress with Panda's weight? Really? I guess if their goal is to increase it. He looks fatter than I've ever seen him. His face is he size of a giant fat ugly fucking pumpkin.

BJ Killeen said...

Can't watch the whole game (cousins dinner), but will keep my fingers and toes and eyes crossed. I think we can pull this one out.

Dusty Baker said...

T-Fed, you are no Benito Santiago.

Hideo Nomo said...

"We're making progress on Pablo's weight. He's down to eight glasses of melted butter a day."

Alex Cora said...

Looks like Puig altered his stance a little. Toe tap the front foot now. Not working.

Orel said...

For the record, Charley's call of FedEx's homer was quick, calm and confident. Really.

Orel said...

Who are we giving up for Nolasco?

Orel said...

Joe Frisaro ‏@JoeFrisaro 4m

The deal, from what I've been told, is done #Marlins #Dodgers Nolasco for Ames, Wall, Sanchez

Dusty Baker said...

Nolasco > Capuano and Nolasco > Fife tha Didawg, no?

Orel said...

I'd agree with that.

Spank said...

hit this bastard in the head!

Dusty Baker said...

I completely agree, Spank.

Spank said...

LOL LOL

Dusty Baker said...

TRIPLE FOR HANRAM! What a fucking hit. All this guy does is hit.

Orel said...

Hanley trippple!

Orel said...

I like the Giants' left fielders.

Spank said...

D.U.M.B.

Orel said...

Bad jump, bad slide by Hanley. At least he can hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Bad decision by HanRam to try for home, two runs down.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers just Tweeted:

"Welcome to the Los Angeles #Dodgers, @RNolasco47!"

So it's official.

Spank said...

that sucked balls.should have scored at least one

Orel said...

That's for Roger Nolasco, their new clubhouse attendant.

Hideo Nomo said...

This feels like a game we should be watching at SoSG Fest.

In other words, I'm not nearly drunk enough.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

I was thinking exactly the same thing earlier in the game!

Alex Cora said...

So how good was Ames and Sanchez?

Dusty Baker said...

@AC

Meh. We didn't give up much.

Orel said...

Sandy Rosario? Rosie Sandario?

Dusty Baker said...

One-out, pinch-hit double for JHa Kid!

Hideo Nomo said...

LOL Ken Rosenthal vs. rbn on Twitter.

Dusty Baker said...

0-32 when trainling after seven innings, these Dodgers. Wow.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sandy Vagina

karen said...

I wonder if the earth shifted when panda just dove for that ball.

Spank said...

fuck

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 8.5

Mostly McCarver related.

Alex Cora said...

Here we go. Single double tater. Go home.

Hideo Nomo said...

Tater tater tater would also be acceptable.

karen said...

Joe effing Buck contributing to surliness over here.

Time for our boys to put these orange wearing morons in their place.

Orel said...

Then realize there's a game Sunday. Hop back on plane.

karen said...

Buck is enjoying Puig's strikeouts way to much.

Spank said...

Puig looked like Serrano striking out.Fuck you Jobu.

Alex Cora said...

Ok fine double tater

Spank said...

I'm naturally 8.5 surly.

Hideo Nomo said...

Is that the dick rookie ump at third?

Dusty Baker said...

I rarely go below 6.75 surly.

Spank said...

FUCK YOU ROMO!

Dusty Baker said...

Nolasco statement: "Going to play for the Dodgers, the team that I have always rooted for, is a dream come true."

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Alex Cora said...

Did romo just taunt Hanley with the ICU gesture?

Dusty Baker said...

(immediately switches over to Red Sox v OC Angels)

Spank said...

Hopefully Nolasco has more balls than Dwight Howard.

Alex Cora said...

Anyone see that on the fox broadcast?

karen said...

@AC...I didn't see it. What did he do?

Alex Cora said...

I thought he did the ICU gesture that Hanley does when he was congratulating his teammates. I don't have a dvr so I can't rewind to see it.

Alex Cora said...

Boy if he did, makes him more of a jerk.

Alex Cora said...

Yup he did

https://vine.co/v/hWVuqKdMm9Z

karen said...

You stupid ass Romo. Now you've rattled the big dog's cage.

Dusty Baker said...

Too tired and bitter to do a PGT. Goooood night everybody.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

I like how your comment about the big dog matches your avatar; it looks like the dog in the avatar is saying that comment.