Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Game 89 Thread: July 9 @ D'backs, 6:30p

Ricky Nolasco (5-8, 3.85) vs. Ian Kennedy (3-4, 5.16).

Tonight, Ricky Nolasco makes his Dodgers debut. According to David Vassegh of the MLB Network, Nolasco will have 20-25 family members in the crowd for his Dodger debut. Nolasco is thrilled to be pitching for his hometown team; he loved watching Ramon Martinez and Chan Ho Park pitch growing up, and according to Vassegh, Nolasco was named "Enrique" because of his father's love of Rick Monday. (Clearly, Nolasco's father keeps track of the score on his own when listening to Rick Monday radio broadcast games.) Nolasco pitched against the Diamondbacks this season for Miami on May 19, and held them to one run and five hits over 8.0 IP, earning the win as well as notching 11 Ks (his season high). Nolasco is 6-2 with a 4.41 ERA lifetime against the Snakes. In fact, one could definitely call Nolasco "spicy"; he's off to his second-best season in his eight-year career, from an ERA and ERA+ perspective.

Kennedy? Since his role in the June 11 brawl, and subsequent 10-game suspension, he hasn't seen the Dodgers again. Kennedy is 0-1 against the Dodgers this year in two starts; he's 5-3 against Los Angeles with a 3.77 ERA lifetime. But more importantly, Kennedy is weak sauce.

So there you have it, a tale of two sauces today at Chase Field.

244 comments:

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Steve Sax said...

Awesome pop foul dive attempt by Howell back there. Very gritty!

Paul said...

I hate Cody Ross

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul, does Joe Garagiola still call games for Az?

Orel said...

NYM 5, SF 4, B6

Fred's Brim said...

Cody is the name of a dog

Orel said...

Garagiola retired. Vin said so.

Fred's Brim said...

great strikeout

Fred's Brim said...

so he has time to yell at Puig

Fred's Brim said...

the Ellis Glare!

Fred's Brim said...

Didn't Broxton blow a game like this a couple of years ago?

Fred's Brim said...

attboy, JP, good recovery

Paul said...

You mean the four run Yankee debacle?

Paul said...

Hanley's last chance for 20.

MR.F said...

Rancho Ardiendo for Mets. Satin up. 1 out.

Paul said...

Dammit!

Sleep well Joe D.

Dusty Baker said...

Pod Rays up 2-0 on Rox.

Paul said...

Shut them down Beli.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Belli, clean inning please

Paul said...

Good start.

Dusty Baker said...

Me: What do you think about Vin calling Goldschmidt "Goldie," Mrs. Dusty?

MD: I don't like it.

[Discussion ends]

Orel said...

Pads going for their first win after, what, ten straight losses?

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly thinks he'd be better off coming out of the pen. I agree.

Coming out of, say, another team's pen.

Orel said...

Has Hanley's defense improved? I think I read something in Robothal's column about that.

Paul said...

Beli throwing strikes.

Orel said...

Plunk, there it is!

Fred's Brim said...

Getting my terrible DBacks memories confused

Breezy and Broxton gagged this one by giving up 2 2R homers in the 8th

Hawksworth and Guerra shat the bed in amazing ways in this one. We scored 5 in the 10th and then gave up 6 in the bottom.

the games were almost a year apart

why do I think about this?

Paul said...

A warning? Really?

karen said...

It was supposed to be a head shot, Beli.

Alex said...

That's it, let the HATE flow through you!

MR.F said...

NICE

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Why do you make US think about this?

(cries, retroactively)

MR.F said...

Vagiants just tied the game.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Belli, finish this off

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr F

Pls only bring us good news.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB those links could have been pics of boobs and puppies...

Orel said...

6-1, 6-1

game set match

Paul said...

We make awesome road trip party!!!

Neeebs said...

That's a wrap.

Alex said...

YES!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Belli

Fred's Brim said...

good stuff, yall!

have a good night, let's finish this off tomorrow!

MR.F said...

WINNAR!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

SD 2-1 over ROx. Final.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

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