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.

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MR.F said...

1. Crawford LF
2. Puig RF
3. A-Gon 1B
4. Ramirez SS
5. Ethier CF
6. A. Ellis C
7. Schumaker 2B
8. Hairston 3B
9. Nolasco P

MR.F said...

Dilemma: I have Ian Kennedy on my fantasy team. He has sucked a lot this season, but has shown flashes of okay-ness. Do I start him today? Do I expect the Dodgers good-hitting to continue?

I'm currently benching him today. I expect him to suck. I want him to suck. And the Dodgers are hitting well. Am I doing the right hting?

QuadSevens said...

Sax is on a posting streak!

Orel said...

You did the right thing, Mr. F.

MR.F said...

Thanks, Orel.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: I picture you orating your dilemma at a tea party with smonk and that white bear, with both stuffed animals looking at you with smiling, silent approval

MR.F said...

The tea I drink with Smonk and the white bear is my own business!!!!!!

MR.F said...

Also, the white bear has a name, but it's derived from my actual name, so I'd rather not reveal it.

Orel said...

Mr. Bear?

Hideo Nomo said...

Like a good journalist, Sax doesn't give up his sauces.

MR.F said...

I've said too much!!!!

Paul said...

Ain't no tea party like a Mr. F tea party.

Neeebs said...

I want to read Mr. F's tea leaves.

Neeebs said...

I want to smoke PJ's "tea" leaves.

Paul said...

Last person to smoke those tea leaves was Stubbs and he is still wandering the streets claiming to be President Andrew Jackson.

Dusty Baker said...

I heard was found doing a guest lecture at Villanova.

MR.F said...

"Dad" doing his part for the Puig campaign.

https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/354770573383061504/photo/1

Steve Sax said...

I love how this has turned into a mr f GT

Saucy!

karen said...

Loved seeing Kid K and boyz singing and dancing on the Think Blue pre-game show.

karen said...

EK rocking a Saucy look tonite.

MR.F said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 44s
"We need him, baseball needs him and America needs him in the #ASG." -@SteveGarvey6. #VotePuig: http://atmlb.com/186kDkV . Text N5 to 89269.

karen said...

I'm pulling up my chair, Vin.

karen said...

The Puigster gets a solid hit off the Bean Ball pitcher.

MR.F said...

Just another Puig hit.

MR.F said...

Kennedy hits another Dodger.

karen said...

Kennedy plugs HanRam.

Fucking asshole.

karen said...

I'm glad you benched him, Mr. F.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck that Gillette Fusion ProGlide motherfucker

Fred's Brim said...

Stupid Kennedy. Now if Slick Rick even comes close to throwing inside, there's a chance he gets chucked

karen said...

@FB--I was thinking the same thing. Kennedy is pretty slick throwing at us right away. I can't wait for the retaliation, whenever it comes.

Fred's Brim said...

Ricky's beard is well-groomed too

Orel said...

Did the ump warn the pitchers?

karen said...

@Orel--No warning.

Fred's Brim said...

does Ricky have a pierced nipple?

Fred's Brim said...

or is it cold there in Arizona?

MR.F said...

Ugh, fucking Verlander. Ruining my fantasy team.

Fred's Brim said...

woof - pulled the string on that one

Fred's Brim said...

Skip you bum get that number off your back. It's sacred!


Matt Guerrier wore it so well

Fred's Brim said...

hehe Vin you are great

Fred's Brim said...

bad luck devil jump-up for Jerry

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Ricky!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Does Ricky think he's still in Miami? It looks like he's sweat through his jersey already

Fred's Brim said...

Crawford still not well, flies meekly to center. He needs to take a few more pitches

but 1-0 good guys after the Unesco RBI single

Fred's Brim said...

nice grab, Skip!

Fred's Brim said...

Montero kind of looks like Ray Liotta, but with less-crazy eyes

Fred's Brim said...

good job, AG

Fred's Brim said...

thank you, Tim McClelland!

good inning, Ricky

Spank said...

torture post

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley battles but eventually succumbs, 1-2-3 inning

Dusty Baker said...

Why aren't we hitting some mofos?

Fred's Brim said...

stop squeezing us, blue

BJ Killeen said...

Okay: been casting votes for Puig. Going to the Tigers game tomorrow. Crap seats but they're free. May not make it thru Dodgers game, so this is my wish list:
1. Beat these dirtbags
2. Go vote more for Puig
3. Nolasco hits a HR
4. Kennedy blows out his elbow.

Orel said...

Based on a sample size of 2 2/3 scoreless innings, I'm ready to call this trade a huge success.

Fred's Brim said...

great recovery, Ricky, 2 popups after the bunt

Dusty Baker said...

Based on a small head size, Zack Greinke has a tiny head.

Orel said...

D'backs not exactly flashing the stellar D there. Ethier advances to third on Montero's throw into center.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh Dre was lucky twice

Orel said...

Kennedy at 65 pitches so far.

Orel said...

Gift run!

Fred's Brim said...

i don't like that call by Donnie. Don't make AJ feel like he has to swing

Dusty Baker said...

I don't want Kennedy to get knocked out yet bc I want someone to hit him.

Assassinate Kennedy, if you will.

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it!

Orel said...

Kennedy's used 69 pitches through four innings.

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry's unlucky tonight

Orel said...

It hurts my heart to hear Vin call him "Goldie."

karen said...

I know that the talk is that the Dodgers are more interested in first place right now then smacking Kennedy but I want both. I would like first and also a shot to the face of Kennedy.

Neeebs said...

What happens when Franklin Stubbs stubs his toe?

Neeebs said...

Ricky don't lose that number.

Dusty Baker said...

I want us to be in first place in the plunking Kennedy in the head contest.

Dusty Baker said...

In my non-recommending throwing at Kennedy time tonight, I'm just sitting here voting puigPuigPUIG!!!

Paul said...

D'bags look like a bunch of Dead Kennedys right now.

Neeebs said...

I am seƱor Nolasco. I drink my milk with Tabasco.

Cc:Spanky

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 2-0, top 3

Paul said...

Have the Giants been designated for assignment yet?

Dusty Baker said...

Did Tabasco take Louis Screws' number? That's bad karma, Mitch Poole!

Paul said...

Halfway to the cycle!

Dusty Baker said...

Tabasco double!!! We see you, Ricky!

Paul said...

He looked out on regular speed. But I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

Uribe is halfway through a double-double.

Paul said...

No clearly safe. I need more beer.

Fred's Brim said...

Slick Rick the Ruler!

Fred's Brim said...

nice way to get off the schneid, Carl!

Paul said...

Jack this fucker Puig.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, Puig - don't take that outside bait.

BJ Killeen said...

I'm really likin this new guy...

Dusty Baker said...

Kennedy sweating like Nixon.

karen said...

Dodgers shaming Kennedy.

How very cool.

Neeebs said...

Rancho

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Adriendo.

Fred's Brim said...

good AB, Yas

Neeebs said...

The Shaming of the True

Paul said...

Oh man a bookend of stupid.

Dusty Baker said...

WTF is Puig doing there?

Orel said...

That was...unconventional.

karen said...

"Big Man" Adam Eaton!!

Neeebs said...

Puig is an idiot

MR.F said...

What happened?!?!?!?

Dusty Baker said...

If Puig isn't an idiot, he likely scores on that HanRam fly ball.

Fred's Brim said...

oh man what a crazy play

what the HELL was Puig doing?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodger players are going to need to pull Puig aside and let him know that some of those things he's doing is putting them (and him) at risk of getting plunked or spiked or otherwise retaliated against.

Neeebs said...

Someone needs to teach YP the game of baseball if he wants to be the complete package.

karen said...

Kennedy has earned his bad juju karma.

Paul said...

This is a high crimes and misdemeanors inning.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig didn't wait long enough for Didi to throw it in. If he had waited just a second, Didi would have thrown to an infielder

Neeebs said...

High crimes with Miss Demeaner was a number 1 Flaming Menudos hit album.

Paul said...

Could of sunk Kennedy's car that inning.

Fred's Brim said...

hmm
feels like we should be up by more than 4

Neeebs said...

Chapiquidek (sp)

Paul said...

@Neeebs

Is that the one that came with a free pig in a scarf.

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy would have let Eaton drown in it

Neeebs said...

No that was the scratch n sniff cover

Neeebs said...

You're think of Kosher Klown

Paul said...

Dammit Jerry. Free Willy! I mean Uribe!

Dusty Baker said...

Alyssa Milano tweeted a link to the Vin transcript we posted re: batting out of order - wow!

Neeebs said...

Looky here. DP.

Paul said...

I hear she killed Pedro. You know heart attack.

Fred's Brim said...

holy damn, room service DP there

Neeebs said...

And further...I dislike the Puig cocky fly ball catch.

Fred's Brim said...

Alyssa?! oh baby
*tucks in shirt*
*sucks in gut*
*flexes a little*

Paul said...

Reminds me of Barry Bonds or Mays. In other words that shit is Giants crap.

MR.F said...

Nigh Mets just tied the gnats. 2-2

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Skip

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs me too. I fear the impending comeuppance. No doubt it'll be harsh

Fred's Brim said...

Good bunt, Rique

MR.F said...

Mets take the lead. 3-2

Neeebs said...

Yup.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig play at the plate GIF posted!

Fred's Brim said...

are you guys getting weird screen blips and bloops? or is that MLB.tv?

Neeebs said...

That's Coco Loco adjusting your rabbit ears on the roof.

Neeebs said...

High heat coming up.

Paul said...

Kennedy slurring his pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

I didn't notice until now the Dikembe "no no no" that Montero gave Puig

Orel said...

It seems impossible to separate Puig's attitude from his talent.

Paul said...

I guess Montero did a finger wag at Puig after the out. So fuck it.

MR.F said...

Puig's had a ton of success in such a short time. Maybe missing the ASG would do him some good.

Paul said...

Dammit!

Neeebs said...

I'd put a boot up his ass and tell him benvenidos.

Fred's Brim said...

Coco's gotten into the ayahuasca again, hasn't he?

Paul said...

No Coco Loco is on his roof wearing rabbit ears.

Orel said...

Puig's second walk today! Kid's learning something.

MR.F said...

A.J. Puig!

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs, why all the Puig hate?

He's raw. Let's just take it all in.

BJ Killeen said...

So long, asp back

Dusty Baker said...

Puig knocked in two runs with that death stare to Kennedy.

Neeebs said...

@DB: see PJ 8:20. Want to nip it in the bud.

Dusty Baker said...

'Sup, Sipp?

Neeebs said...

Btw....Rancho

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Adriendo II.

Dusty Baker said...

Deuces wild

Dusty Baker said...

cc: Erin

Neeebs said...

Ardiendo

Dusty Baker said...

Puig just ran out of the dugout and tried to take home on that Gonzalez hit.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, AG!!!

VoteTitan!

MR.F said...

Matt Kemp ‏@TheRealMattKemp 1m
Boom! My boys look good out there! #DodgerBlue

Fred's Brim said...

i like it

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

"Adriendo" if Gonzalez is AB and the bases are loaded, as a pun on his name.

Fred's Brim said...

did they say what was wrong with Matty? All i heard was shoulder or AC "irritation." What are the chances it just goes away and Matty is playing again in a week or two?

Paul said...

Not good FB.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Good question...I think they're sort of in unknown territory. Early claim that it was unrelated to previous shoulder injury. But they were also originally saying he'd only be out a day or two, then no DL maybe probably, then DL, then....

Paul said...

The big concern is that the cortisone shot didnt help. That means it probably going to be tough for it to go away without lots of rest.

Fred's Brim said...

don't spike Ricky!

Steve Sax said...

Mets up 3-2 in the fifth

karen said...

I love Matty's sense of team spirit.

I also am very fond of his behind. But that's for another day.

Steve Sax said...

(On the giants)

Paul said...

Dre homerun?

Paul said...

Nope. I miss those.

BJ Killeen said...

Go Mets. Go pads.

Paul said...

Oh had not read Matty got a PRP injection. Maybe that will speed things up if he survives the carbonite freezing process.

MR.F said...

Vagiants tie the game.

Orel said...

"I also am very fond of his behind. But that's for another day."

Tomorrow then?

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Mutts, get it together.

Orel said...

Kemp's no good to us dead.

Fred's Brim said...

he should get some of that deer antler velvet while he's at it

Dusty Baker said...

Horse placenta?

Orel said...

Man I thought Puig knocked himself out on that dive.

karen said...

@Orel--Tomorrow then?...

Only in my dreams.

Neeebs said...

Almost spectacular

Fred's Brim said...

Puig is gonna kill himself

Fred's Brim said...

nothing can go wrong using equine stem cells, right?

Neeebs said...

Dammit

Dusty Baker said...

One more out, Enrique. Then it's nervous time. #League

Paul said...

Neeebs drinks fawn tears to recover on tour.

Fred's Brim said...

Why do they advertise Wild Horsep Ass on the dugout railing? Arizona is weird

Steve Sax said...

Puig is one extremely feisty guy

Fred's Brim said...

What the roadies have to do to get those tears is the stuff of nightmares

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with it, AJ

Steve Sax said...

I am very impressed with Ricky Nolasco.

MR.F said...

Mets take a 5-3 lead on a Recker HR.

Fred's Brim said...

poor Jerry, not his night

Fred's Brim said...

Great job, Pretty Ricky!

Paul said...

I would like to see Crawford get a proper hit.

Fred's Brim said...

jump to 6:30 if it doesn't take you automatically

karen said...

Welcome to LA Ricky! You did good.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon bullpen, can you hold them to 4?

Fred's Brim said...

*claps*
great effort, JP!

BJ Killeen said...

Wow! Loud nasty thunderstorm in D. Hope the wifi hold up

Orel said...

So many missed diving catches tonight.

Paul said...

I'm waiting for some 80 year old man to come out and shake his fist at Puig for mucking up his grass.

Orel said...

Don't use that umbrella, BJ.

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