Sunday, July 21, 2013

Game 97 Thread: July 21 @ Nationals, 10:30a

Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 1.98) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (12-4, 2.58).

The Dodgers have ridden their hot hand straight through the All-Star break, taking this series from the Nats and putting themselves in a position for a sweep. And who's taking the mound today? Oh look, it's Kershaw, out for blood after taking a loss against the Rockies in his last start. Let's get him some runs before moving on to Toronto.

67 comments:

Steve Sax said...

0.5 games out of first place!

Dusty Baker said...

I am....in an area that will have this game on every telly. Looking forward to a sweep!

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
Punto 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
A Ellis C
M Ellis 2B
Kershaw P

Dusty Baker said...

No Puig. Good move. He needs to sit back and think about it, let the last six weeks sink in.

Neeebs said...

Need early runs.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's one out, Psycho.

Hideo Nomo said...

Catching up: KEMP! ELLIS! ELLIS! KERSHAW! CRAWDADDY!

Scott said...

He's back! Matt Kemp is back! That ball was hammered.

Scott said...

Did football start already, 6-0!!!!

Orel said...

Hey, did I miss anything?

Orel said...

KempBI! 7-0 Dodgers!

Spank said...

I heart HanRam

Spank said...

This Zimmerman ain't so lucky.

Orel said...

Beautiful relay from Werth to Rendon to get Crawford at third.

Orel said...

Another sweet defensive play by Hanley!

Alex Cora said...

Just woke up to this pleasant score. Anyone got a quick recap?

Orel said...

Los Angeles - Top of 2nd
Jordan Zimmermann pitching for Washington
M Kemp homered to left.
A Ellis singled to right center.
M Ellis doubled to left, A Ellis to third.
C Kershaw grounded out to second, A Ellis scored, M Ellis to third.
C Crawford singled to left, M Ellis scored.
C Crawford stole second.
N Punto walked.
A Gonzalez struck out swinging.
H Ramirez homered to left, C Crawford and N Punto scored.
A Ethier walked.
M Kemp doubled to left, A Ethier scored.
A Ellis lined out to center.

Alex Cora said...

That camera sound everytime Kershaw pitches to Harper reminds me of Scott taking pictures at Dodger stadium.

Alex Cora said...

Thanks Orel. Like I was there! Plus I can picture kemp crushing the ball over the Lincoln memorial.

Alex Cora said...

That's the second time Warner cable sky is falling commercial.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Runs for Kershaw! Finally!

Alex Cora said...

Cycle it Matty!

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 15s

Jayson Werth has #VEnergy pumping through his veins today. Hits his 2nd HR off Kershaw.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That's it, bring in Brandon League!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is that Teddy Roosevelt sitting in the first row?

Alex Cora said...

I don't know about league. 7 runs makes it kinda close.

Orel said...

Oh baby it's League Time!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The Leeger!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wonder how many flies League has eaten while on the mound?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I guess any ole schmuck can strikeout Harper today

Scott said...

Click, click, click....

Steve Sax said...

Diamondbacks up on Giants, 1-0 in the first

Steve Sax said...

This has been a strangely quiet weekend for the GTs. Weird.

Orel said...

Breaking Abad?

Alex Cora said...

Its quiet because everyone is sweeping today.

MR.F said...

I was busy all day with relatives in town and then slept in/had stuff to do today. Nice to see Matty being Matty.

Alex Cora said...

Swing league!

Orel said...

Did League just work a walk?

Cliff Beefpile said...

@DBT: I don't know if he's swallowed that many bugs, I'd think those Bugs Bunny teeth of his probably act as a filter.

Cliff Beefpile said...

GODFUCKINGDAMMIT, Kemp!

Orel said...

SHIT Kemp hurts his foot at home?

Alex Cora said...

Great. Kemp was hurt Ugh

MR.F said...

Humbug.

Orel said...

This is why you don't trade Ethier.

Alex Cora said...

This is why you always leave a note.

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@PedroMoura 13s

A month ago today, the Dodgers were 30-42 and 9 1/2 games out of first place. They're now 50-47, tied for 1st in the NL West.

MR.F said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 2m

Don Mattingly: (Matt Kemp's) ankle has a little swelling. It looks like a sprain. I don't anticipate DL. He got treatment right away.

Scott said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPs8bZ-KhE

MR.F said...

David Vassegh ‏@THEREAL_DV 7m

Just watching Kemp walk around clubhouse, he can put hardly any pressure on his ankle
Retweeted by Jared Massey

MR.F said...

David Vassegh ‏@THEREAL_DV 6m

Mattingly said trainers thought Kenp's ankle was worse than it was. Full extent not clear yet
Retweeted by T.F.

Spank said...

First place? What's that?

MR.F said...

DodgerzGM ‏@DodgerzGM 2m

I have no problem with Madison Bumgarner plunking Miguel Montero.

Steve Sax said...

D'backs 3, Giants 0, Top 9

BJ Killeen said...

Missed the game but just saw the 2nd inning on DVD. Sweet.

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy I was repping the SOSG 6 shirt at the game last night. There were a few people who said "Sons of Steve Garvey! Cool"

Steve Sax said...

Giants had two on with none out and somehow grounded into a double play but scored a run on an error. Two out, 3-1 AZ

Steve Sax said...

Francouer gets a force out for the final out. AZ 3, SF 1.

Dodgers slip back into second by a half game.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: where were you last night? ESPYs post-award show party?

Hideo Nomo said...

Changing the Twitter avatar to the shirt logo was a very smart move. Was that you, Orel?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - I was in Washington for the game. The game was a sellout and there were a ton of Dodger fans there

Steve Sax said...

@FB: I'm totally psyched that some people you met in Washington recognized the logo.

What you were doing in jail, I'm not sure, but that's another story

Steve Sax said...

@FB: got any pix from the game we could post?

Orel said...

@Gnomes: Sax and I had discussed it a while back. The All-Star break seemed as good a time to do it as any.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: can we have our own private conversation on this thread, too?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - sorry, we didn't take any pics. I am actually terrible about that. I am usually on edge at an opponent's home stadium, especially the first time I am there. But the Nats fans were actually pretty reasonable, except for one or two that could pass for Phillies fans

Spank said...

@ BJK

You should check out the blu-ray. Even sweeter. ; )

Hideo Nomo said...

SweePGTUP!