Monday, July 22, 2013

Game 98 Thread: July 22 @ Blue Jays, 4p

Animal team names mean mascots. They call this thing "Ace."

Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 3.09) vs. Josh Johnson (1-5, 5.16).

Thanks to the Toronto Star for this tidbit: "This will be the first meeting between the Jays and Dodgers since 2007. The franchises have met just 12 times, splitting the all-time series six games apiece." The Dodgers, fresh off mowing through the heart of the Nats' rotation, are streaking; the Blue Jays, who were just swept by the Rays, are in last place in the AL East.

Dodger fans are wondering who will be starting in centre field at Rogers Centre. Is Matt Kemp's ankle injury minor or major? Will Yasiel Puig come out swinging after a day on the bench? Has Juan Uribe discovered Tim Hortons?

UPDATE 1:58p (Sax): Kemp is indeed out today: "Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who sprained his left ankle Sunday, was not in the starting lineup Monday night vs. the Blue Jays. Kemp was replaced in center field by Yasiel Puig."

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195 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

It looks like he's going Ace over teakettle.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr 19m

Matt Kemp not in #Dodgers lineup. And not moving well around clubhouse at all. Yasiel Puig starts in CF with Andre Ethier at DH.

Hideo Nomo said...

Welp.

Orel said...

Just in time for a series with the DH.

Steve Sax said...

Today's lineup:

1. LF: Carl Crawford
2. CF: Yasiel Puig
3. 1B: Adrian Gonzalez
4. SS: Hanley Ramirez
5. DH: Andre Ethier
6. C: A.J. Ellis
7. RF: Skip Schumaker
8. 3B: Juan Uribe
9. 2B: Mark Ellis
SP: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Steve Sax said...

Toronto's lineup:

1. SS: Jose Reyes
2. RF: Jose Bautista
3. DH: Edwin Encarnacion
4. 1B: Adam Lind
5. LF: Melky Cabrera
6. 3B: Mark DeRosa
7. CF: Colby Rasmus
8. C: J.P. Arencibia
9. 2B: Brett Lawrie
SP: Josh Johnson

Steve Sax said...

Oh, and if you haven't seen what happened to Jose Reyes over the weekend, make sure to look here.

(Get ready to double over and groan, btw.)

Steve Sax said...

We've had some pretty piss-poor commenting over the last three games since the break, boys and girls. Let's get snarking again!

We're opening up the SoSG taps early...

Paul said...

Kemp gets injured more than the SoSG softball team and doesn't get the fun of the buzz.

Fred's Brim said...

gotta keep pitching

Fred's Brim said...

anyone else notice the rare 7:07pm start time? Leave it to the Canadians

Fred's Brim said...

the game was scheduled through their public healthcare system, was originally supposed to start at 1:05

Hideo Nomo said...

IN OTHER NEWS, MATT KEMP WAS THE FUCKING 2011 MVP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, you realize NOW you've "made some mistakes," Ryan Braun?

BJ Killeen said...

Liar, Liar, pants on fire. Ryan Braun is a piece of shit. I know it doesn't rhyme, but I still like it.

Hideo Nomo said...

Let's break down the bullshit here, since I don't want to waste a post on this asshole.

As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect.

You did? When?

I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.

Again, you realize NOW? After you've been busted?

This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it is has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization.

Don't ya love it when the perpetrator talks like the victim?

I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country.

I'm sure they feel GREAT right now.

Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed - all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates.

IF you were disappointed, THEN I apologize, otherwise I don't give a shit.

I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.

Yes, again, so sorry we bothered you with this matter, you fucking cheater.

Paul said...

If we are taking away trophies can we take the 2012 Melky Giants crown?

Paul said...

Ryan how about apologizing to the guy whose professional character you called into question last year with your tainted test story.

Orlando Zepeda said...

Probably too soon for the Brewers to hold a jersey exchange huh?

BJ Killeen said...

Braun makes Hernandez look like an upstanding citizen. Good job summing up my feelings, Nomo.

MR.F said...

@BJ, nice poem!

MR.F said...

Ryan Braun's quotes from 2012:
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/24/ryan-braun-press-conference-notes-and-quotes/

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm done ranting. Let's talk Dodgers:

Mark ‏@PA_Dodger 26m

I just watched the laser show that is Yasiel Puig hitting BP for the first time. He made the Rogers Centre look like a little league park.

BJ Killeen said...

No pre game on tv till 4.. Where are Monday and Steiner on MLB gameday radio???

BJ Killeen said...

I was early, they just showed up.

MR.F said...

HardballTalk ‏@HardballTalk 24s
Matt Kemp to undergo precautionary X-rays on ankle http://dlvr.it/3hXcL4 #mlb #hbt

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodgers medical staff has confirmed that Matt Kemp does indeed have an ankle. Two of them, in fact.

Hideo Nomo said...

And just like that, two out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Groundout, groundout, K. Oh well.

BJ Killeen said...

Wow. Lookit all dem Ryu fans!

BJ Killeen said...

Backward play. I love it

BJ Killeen said...

This crowd is gonna be fun to watch!

Hideo Nomo said...

Two hits, no damage. Melky didn't help the pitch count, though.

Fred's Brim said...

AJ!

MR.F said...

Whoo! AJ!

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe gets bonked

Fred's Brim said...

and stays in the game

Fred's Brim said...

MEllis with the dunker, 1st and 2nd, 2 outs

Steve Sax said...

Ryan Braun, unbelievable.

Fred's Brim said...

CC with the laser up the middle, Uribe "speeds" home, MEllis gets to 3rd on the throw

MR.F said...

Carl Crawford sighting!

Steve Sax said...

Puig RBI single, following Crawdaddy! Both hit up the middle.

4-0 LA, T2 2 out

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with the single up the middle! MEllis scores, 4-0 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

half-DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

AG takes 4 away, Hanley bats again this inning

Steve Sax said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

MR.F said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 38s
Yasiel Puig follows CC to the tittle, straight up the middle. An RBI single and the #Dodgers lead 4-0.

I had to wikipedia "tittle"

Steve Sax said...

Hanely fouls it off his leg, crumples at the plate.

Not. Again.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley crushes his leg with a foul

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez is still up tehre with a 2-2 count, but he looks pretty gimpy

Fred's Brim said...

now off the foot

Fred's Brim said...

i hope those fouls don't cool him off

Steve Sax said...

Hanley grounds out to short for the force at second.

4-0 Dodgers, mid-2

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, fellas
stay healthy, Hanley

Steve Sax said...

53 comments through 1.5 innings pitched. THAT'S the snark we know and love!

Steve Sax said...

Garza to Rangers for prospects: After zeroing in on Matt Garza for a few days, the Texas Rangers acquired him from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for prospects Mike Olt and C.J. Edwards, right-hander Justin Grimm, and a player to be named later.

Fred's Brim said...

we may need more than 4 tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Does Toronto still play on old Astroturf?

Fred's Brim said...

Did the ball always fly out of Skydome or did that happen in recent years?

Fred's Brim said...

Or did the Jays just sign a lot of boppers around Batista?

Fred's Brim said...

3-pitch K

Fred's Brim said...

Nice pickup, Hanley!

BJ Killeen said...

Wish I could read lips. Lawrie said something like "always fucking stopping..." Didn't get the last word. Hahaha

Spank said...

@ FB

yes,yes and yes

Spank said...

shit. i sign in and Dre greets me with a strike out. i'm bad luck.

Spank said...

wait. gameday is a fucking mess still like before. it's 4-0 right.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with another double

Fred's Brim said...

4-0, yes, Dre just hit a double to right

Spank said...

Dre double confirmed

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, AJ!

Fred's Brim said...

@spank - why can't you watch the games again? KCAL not in your area and Prime isn't on your cable system? You get SD games, right?

Fred's Brim said...

pitch through the 5-hole moves AJ to second

Steve Sax said...

5-0 Dodgers, none out in the third. Ethier doubled to right and AJEllis knocked him in with a single.

AJ took second on a WP.

Steve Sax said...

Josh Johnson is not having a good day

Fred's Brim said...

Johnson is punishing his catcher with balls in the dirt

Steve Sax said...

Schumaker reaches first on catcher's interference (bat hits the catcher's glove). AJEllis takes third.

Josh Johnson's night is over. 2.0 IP.

BJ Killeen said...

Pulled in the third. Ouch

Fred's Brim said...

and now Arecibia gets caught with interference, Skip safe at first

Alex Cora said...

Running the pitcher nice!

Fred's Brim said...

Loup getting squeezed

Spank said...

@ FB

I live in the SD area so Prime blacks out the Dodgers games and Dish does not offer KCAL so I'm fucked.

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe unlucky with that liner to second

Steve Sax said...

Loup comes in and gets Uribe and Mellis out.

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Loup pitching to Crawford

Fred's Brim said...

@spank that sucks. blackout rules suck a donkey D

Steve Sax said...

Loup has a really weird lefthanded sidearmy delivery

Steve Sax said...

AJellis still stuck at second, Schumaker at first (sorry, i thought AJellis had taken third base earlier, but I guess I was drunk)

Steve Sax said...

Crawford shot up the middle, Loup deflects it but no play could be made.

Rancho ardiendo!

Steve Sax said...

Puig flails painfully on the first pitch

Steve Sax said...

And the second pitch

both were waaaaaay outside

Spank said...

rancho puigiendo

Steve Sax said...

And the third pitch.

Yasiel, that was very ugly.

Leaves 'em loaded, but it's 5-0 LA through 2.5 IP.

Spank said...

yowsa.

Fred's Brim said...

whelp

Scott said...

That was Pugly...

Steve Sax said...

Crawford with a sweet catch there running into the left field wall right after the catch. NICE

Fred's Brim said...

nice catch, CC!

60-day DL tomorrow?

Steve Sax said...

Uribe comes over and grabs a ball away from Hanley, then throws a strike right in the dirt to A-Gon, who adeptly picks it out of the dirt and saves Uribe's (large) ass.

two out

Spank said...

shit. todays game is free on MLB TV. damn missed all the early run fun.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, spoke too soon. Next ball is hit to Hanley Ramirez, who makes a sweet spin move but fires wide of A-Gon. Encarnacion is on first.

Fred's Brim said...

damn, that was nearly amazing

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, kid

Steve Sax said...

Encarnacion scores on a hit up the middle that Puig launches way high (but sort of on the mark).

5-1, two out, Blue Jays on first and second with Mark Derosa up.

Spank said...

crazy throw by puig

Fred's Brim said...

cheater singles up the middle to score a run

Fred's Brim said...

finish this off

Steve Sax said...

Ryu is sweaty right now

Steve Sax said...

Schumaker can't squeeze the fly ball in right...one run scores. 5-2 LA.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, don't let them back in this

Fred's Brim said...

shoulda caught that, Skip

Spank said...

come on guys. keep it together.

Spank said...

whew.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu gets Colby on the high CHEESE (get it?), for the K.

5-2 LA through 3.

Paul said...

This isn't the NL West boys. Gotta score more runs.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy

Steve Sax said...

Hanley is so silky smooth. He strokes one to left and all Melky Cabrera can do, besides take steroids, is watch it bounce off the wall. It's only a long single, however.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers at the corners with none out.

Spank said...

Come on Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

I am so gunshy towards injuries right now. Seeing Hanley flex his chicken wing there at first terrifies me

Spank said...

got one run back

Steve Sax said...

Ethier GIDPs but scores a run. It's like the May 2013 Dodgers all over again.

Steve Sax said...

Reyes has a pretty violent swing; it's Puig-like

Steve Sax said...

Reyes hits into a 6-4-3 GIDP, thanks to a quick catch and release by Mark Ellis

Steve Sax said...

6-2 LA through 4

Spank said...

Blue Jays announcers degrading Blue Jays defense. Good to hear non homer announcers.

Fred's Brim said...

Feels like we should have more than 6

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff walk for Hanley in the sixth.

Spank said...

wow. 4 rbi's for Ajellis.

7-2 Doyers

MR.F said...

AJ keeps knocking people home.

(I got busy with work which is why I haven't commented)

MR.F said...

Rancho Uribiendo

Spank said...

rancho ardiendo for Urine

Spank said...

9-2 LA on sacrifices by Urine and Mehllis

Steve Sax said...

10-2 Dodgers here in the sixth. Just rolling along. Crawford with another hit and RBI!

Spank said...

Crawdude drives in another run with a single.

10-2

Dayum!

BJ Killeen said...

We're hunting birds!

Steve Sax said...

Top 6:
1. Hanley Ramirez walks.

2. Andre Ethier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jose Bautista. Hanley Ramirez to 3rd.

3. A. J. Ellis singles on a line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Hanley Ramirez scores. Andre Ethier to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound; Pitching Change: Brett Cecil replaces Dustin McGowan.

4. Skip Schumaker singles on a ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Andre Ethier to 3rd. J. Ellis to 2nd.

5. Juan Uribe grounds out, shortstop Jose Reyes to first baseman Adam Lind. Andre Ethier scores. Ellis to 3rd. Skip Schumaker to 2nd.

6. Mark Ellis out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Colby Rasmus. A. J. Ellis scores. Skip Schumaker to 3rd.

7. Carl Crawford singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Skip Schumaker scores.

Puig now up with Crawford on first.

Steve Sax said...

I don't think they're going to send Crawford here

Steve Sax said...

Puig with another K.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford, now 3-for-5 with 2 RBI

Steve Sax said...

10-2 LA through 5.5 IP

Steve Sax said...

Miami 3, Colorado 0, Top 3
Milwaukee 2, San Diego 1, B4
Cubs @ Arizona, warming up
Cincy @ Seagullville, later

Steve Sax said...

Tonight's trivia: In addition to Toronto, what other expansion team joined MLB in 1977?

Steve Sax said...

Answer: Seattle Mariners

(I knew that one)

Steve Sax said...

Schumaker actually holds on to a fly ball to right. 1 out, men on first and second with Ryu at 102 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu is done. 5.1 IP.

Skydome Korean fans going nuts.

Steve Sax said...

Any of you guys having slow internet issues?

Steve Sax said...

Ryu: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER (but the two men on base are his), 3 Ks, 2 BB.

Steve Sax said...

Not sure why Hanley didn't go for the lead runner, Melky Cabrera, at third there. Jays have RA now with one out.

Steve Sax said...

Jose Dominguez in for the Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe nice play, gets the force at second, but Cabrera scores. 10-3 LA, two out, B6.

Steve Sax said...

Jays at the corners.

Spank said...

i'm having issues with streaming the game but it's my laptop not the net.

Steve Sax said...

Ball gets away from AJEllis, Rasmus scores.

Spank said...

damn two runs score for the Jays as i play musical browsers.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis grabs the foul out for the final out. Dominguez looks like he twisted an ankle or something.

Great.

Steve Sax said...

Chrome is slow for me today....

Fred's Brim said...

Dominguez hurt himself?

Fred's Brim said...

we're gonna need more than 10

Spank said...

HanRam bringing the hustle.

Spank said...

5 rbi's for Ajellis

Spank said...

Skip with a 3 run dinger!

goddamn!

MR.F said...

Whoo Schumaker!!!!

Spank said...

14-4 LA

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well this is awesome.

BJ Killeen said...

Like watching a little league game. Nice job Shumy

Spank said...

i can get used to all this run scorage.

Steve Sax said...

Schumaker's HR--a three-run shot and his first as a Dodger--was his first HR since 9/13/12

Steve Sax said...

14-4 Dodgers through 6.5 IP

Steve Sax said...

That Skydome astroturf looks horrific

Hideo Nomo said...

I had an exchange rate joke all ready to go, but Eric Stephen beat me to it.

Alex Cora said...

League alert time.

Alex Cora said...

Boy these days you WANT league to pitch because you then know we are up by at least 7 runs

Steve Sax said...

Darren Oliver onto pitch from the Jays

He's he last remaining player that played against Psycho Lyons.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: You and Eric Stephen are just loony

Steve Sax said...

Oh, I get it! You think Jack's going to send a picture of something else besides a sandwich!

That's funny.

Steve Sax said...

Don't use up all the runs today, Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

14-4, B8

Fred's Brim said...

Puig would have caught both of those

Fred's Brim said...

unreal
when is he going to hurt himself for real?

Steve Sax said...

Amazing catch by Puig there in center, against the wall--audio lost by KCAL's flash flood warning

Steve Sax said...

14-5 Dodgers though

Scott said...

Puig, busting scoreboards all over the league.

MR.F said...

Ken Tremendous ‏@KenTremendous 2m
The sincere contrition Braun showed the second time he was caught is matched only by his righteous indignation the first time he was caught.

MR.F said...

Puig catch:
http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=29040361&c_id=la

He runs into walls, but the last couple times, he's braced himself for it. I'm still concerned, but at least he's aware of where the wall is and tries to prepare himself for it.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Chris, finish this off

Fred's Brim said...

Puig needs to run into something on every play, says it makes him feel alive

Fred's Brim said...

Thole was so behind that pitch, he struck out tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

14-5, man on first, two out

Steve Sax said...

Withrow hurling here. 0-2 count to Adam Lind

Steve Sax said...

Now a 2-2 count.

Fred's Brim said...

great recovery, Chris
great win
let's hope the Cubbies can muster something tonight

Steve Sax said...

Strikeout swinging!

Spank said...

Game over.that's a wrap and that's a wrap for me. Ciao,folks.

Fred's Brim said...

laters, Spanx

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!