Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Game 99 Thread: July 23 @ Blue Jays, 4p

J Cap, get it?

Chris Capuano (3-6, 4.63) vs. Todd Redmond (1-1, 4.32).

The first-place Dodgers haven't lost in nine days, and are 4-0 since the All-Star Break (one of four undefeated teams since the break, along with the Rays, Orioles, and Mariners). So if there's any way to push the baseball gods about as far as they can go, it's by starting Chris Capuano, who won his last start (July 11, a 6-1 victory where Cap went 6.1 scoreless innings with 8 Ks), but hasn't lasted seven innings since May 18 (the only time he made it all year).

As for the Blue Jays, still playing on that shag-carpet-like worn astroturf: I guess they've got a diamond, and they've got nine men. So "let's play ball", with all the baseball gusto that Canada's last remaining MLB team can muster:

Oh man, I think I'm gonna puke.

Another J-Cap, get it?

209 comments:

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MR.F said...

Marmol called up. May God help us all.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ Well, that's another way to push the baseball gods.

QuadSevens said...

Does League now think, "Yes! I'm not the worst guy out here anymore!"

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

A bullpen with both Marmol & League?

Where's Jeff Shaw when you need him!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap, keep the good pitching going

MR.F said...

At least Dominguez doesn't get the stigma of getting demoted for Marmol.

Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick 1m
The Dodgers have changed Dominguez from optioned to the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

Hideo Nomo said...

I've been mesmerized by the GIFs of Greinke's sweet swing all day.

BJ Killeen said...

Wow, that song is horrible!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Don't you know it. My trip to Skydome (1992) suffered from permanent aural damage thanks to that song. Will have to tell you about the experience someday. I still have nightmares.

Steve Sax said...

Let's do this, party people. Let's break 200 comments today.

Steve Sax said...

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. LF: Carl Crawford
2. RF: Yasiel Puig
3. 1B: Adrian Gonzalez
4. DH: Hanley Ramirez
5. CF: Andre Ethier
6. 2B: Mark Ellis
7. 3B: Jerry Hairston
8. C: Tim Federowicz
9. SS: Nick Punto
SP: Chris Capuano

Steve Sax said...

Toronto Blue Jays:
1. SS: Jose Reyes
2. LF: Melky Cabrera
3. RF: Jose Bautista
4. 1B: Edwin Encarnacion
5. DH: Adam Lind
6. 3B: Mark DeRosa
7. CF: Rajai Davis
8. C: J.P. Arencibia
9. 2B: Brett Lawrie
SP: Todd Redmond

Steve Sax said...

Redmond's on the mound, ready to go.

Steve Sax said...

The mound is surrounded by green carpet.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford, batting .284, grounds to first.

Steve Sax said...

Puig Ks

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon grounds to short for the 6-3 out.

Easy 1-2-3 inning for Redmond there. No pressure, Cap!

Steve Sax said...

Pressure cap.

Steve Sax said...

Reyes pops to short (Punto). 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

Roof is open today.

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of Ryan Braun, here's Melky Cabrera!

Steve Sax said...

Melky grounds to Punto, who throws a bit wide left but A-Gon snags it. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Cap walks Bautista, ball 4 was way inside.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 to Encarnacion. Cap already looks wild.

Steve Sax said...

Encarnacion weakly flies to Puig in right.

0-0 through 1.

Steve Sax said...

SF already up 1-0 on Cincy at AT&T Park. They're playing a weird doubleheader today in which Game 2 is a makeup game for a Cincinnati rainout, so Cincy will be the "home" team.

MLB giving the Giants yet ANOTHER advantage.

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez called K. 1 out

Steve Sax said...

Ethier hits it on the button, but flies to right. Two outs.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis Ks.

0-0 through 1.5.

Steve Sax said...

This is not good, guys.

Spank said...

0-0. We still in it.

MR.F said...

Redmond is perfect through 2. A NO-HITTER.

BJ Killeen said...

Omg. Y'all gotta go to AM570 and watch the Japanese animation on Braun. Too fking funny

Steve Sax said...

Psycho just did a little bit from the hotel suites up in center field. Nice.

Steve Sax said...

Federowicz breaks up the no-hitter!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ, give me the link to the animation please

Spank said...

Yes BJ. The link.

MR.F said...

Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr 1m
Carlos Marmol on waiving no-trade rights for deal to #Dodgers: "This is a good team. How could you say, ‘No?’ It’s better than Chicago, no?”

Hideo Nomo said...

DT ‏@gggiants 9m

The Giants still have the Dodgers in 2nd place on their standings flag pole.

MR.F said...

2-0 Jays.

MR.F said...

Puig single.

MR.F said...

2 on, 1 out for Dre.

MR.F said...

KRod traded to Orioles. Kinda glad we didn't get him; I'd rather not have wifebeaters on the team.

MR.F said...

LasordasLair ‏@LasordasLair 51s
yesssss! Ethier ground rule double scores Gonzo, 2-1 Jays in the fourth.

Spank said...

Missed the scoring. got sidetracked watching Looney Toons.

MR.F said...

2-2 after a MEllis RBI single.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Gogo Inflight. Missed a bucnh of the game.

Bless Gogo Inflight, for I can now add masterful insight in this space during the game.

Love the Capriati bit!

MR.F said...

De La Rosa HR means 3-2 Jays.

Then Davis double. Damnit.

BJ Killeen said...

I can't get the link. Got it off Facebook. Go to 570 Facebook page

BJ Killeen said...

Going swimming. Will keep hoping till I return

Spank said...

4-2

MR.F said...

4-2 on a sac fly.

Spank said...

thanks BJ.here's that link:

http://bit.ly/15GwIb4

Dusty Baker said...

Sonofabitch, Capriati, get your shit together.

Dusty Baker said...

Just read how now Kemp is saying Braun should give up the MVP. Or KemVP or whatever we called it back then.

MR.F said...

Dustin Nosler ‏@FeelinKindaBlue 3m
Carlos Marmol up in the 'pen. This will get messy. #Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shit-sucking jesus, not Marmol.

Spank said...

score some runs!

MR.F said...

Puig HBP.

Spank said...

Puig steals second but Agon will strikeout

Spank said...

AWALK.

DO IT HANRAM! Bring 'em in.

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

Back to fuck you Gogo Inflight, you're not letting me listen to the game.

All I have are the comments here to let me know wassup.

MR.F said...

Bautista HR makes it 5-2.

Fred's Brim said...

so is Ned on the horn for another starter?

Fred's Brim said...

oh god, Donnie has thrown up the white flag

Spank said...

Marmol Time!

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Please tell me it's not Marmol. Or worse, League.

Fred's Brim said...

he's got a mild version of the yips, doesn't he?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuckinhell, what is happening?

Fred's Brim said...

ump has a wide strike zone

Spank said...

Gameday scout: Carlos Marmol is having trouble locating his slider, missing the strike zone with his last three.

Paul said...

The Marmol will destroy us all.

Spank said...

2 on. 2 out.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Dusty Baker said...

2 more gins ordered.

Spank said...

In play. Out(s)

Fred's Brim said...

fuck Scout

Jem and Boo can go to hell too

Paul said...

Okay maybe destroy us all was a bit hyperbolic.

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry gets us a run closer!

Dusty Baker said...

JHai Kid!

MR.F said...

HaiRston HomeRun!

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx's double chases Redmond

MR.F said...

Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr 1m
How starved are Blue Jays for starting pitching? Todd Redmond just got brief standing ovation. Leaving after 5 2/3 IP, 3 runs, 7 hits

Dusty Baker said...

Super Secret Dusty Fact: When I fly home from a trip, I like to rock a lot of Katy Perry re-mixes.

Please don't tell anyone!

Tell me there's some here who doesn't do the same.

Dusty Baker said...

Who the fuck is Brett Cecil?

Fred's Brim said...

this dude's strike zone has an extra 3-inches around it

Dusty Baker said...

I have extra three inches.

Around my mid-section.

Spank said...

shit. i have to wash my vehicle. i don't want to go outside in this heat.



(cries)



*listens to Katy Perry re-mixes*



(cries)





Spank said...

SINEAD!!!!!!

Paul said...

Great pickup Ned.

Fred's Brim said...

how many pitchers can we designate to "low-leverage" situations?

MR.F said...

Can we send Marmol back to the minors and never call him up ever again?

Dusty Baker said...

You shit-sucking shitstain, Marmol, just go away.

Fred's Brim said...

heh League is up in the pen

Fred's Brim said...

Rancho ArDREendo

Fred's Brim said...

take a pitch, Dre

MR.F said...

Rancho Ardiendo for Ethier.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre walks and Puig scores
Rancho MEllisendo

MR.F said...

Nice work, Dre.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Your Sister's Def.

Paul said...

Basehit ties it up!

MR.F said...

Mellis single! Hairston HBP! Rancho Ardiendo again!

Hollandsworth said...

MELLIS!

Fred's Brim said...

damn ump

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh - FedEx looked mortal on that one

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK!
that was unlucky as hell

Paul said...

Well back in the game at least.

Fred's Brim said...

SAFE you sumbitch
you've been fucking us all game

Dusty Baker said...

Fucking safe!

I didn't see it, but I believe it.

Dusty Baker said...

You on point, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB Punto nailed the pitcher with a line drive, he recovered to scoop it home, the catcher never really caught it cleanly and trapped it against his chest protector but didn't really have control until after Dre slid through him

Fred's Brim said...

All the time, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

keep them at 8 fellas

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Thx for that re-Capriati. I'm now following this GT under protest.

Fred's Brim said...

uhh League coming in

keep them at 12, fellas

Steve Sax said...

8-6 jays. Sorry i am caught at a dinner

Dusty Baker said...

You're like butter, FB.

Steve Sax said...

"ReCapriati". Nice.

Dusty Baker said...

Keep them in double digits, League.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Brandon, finish off this inning

Dusty Baker said...

Did that for you, Saxy,

Fred's Brim said...

not no parkay, not no margarine

Dusty Baker said...

Strickly butter.

Fred's Brim said...

crap, Hairston's throw was a little high pulling AG off first

Hollandsworth said...

Yikes. We cannot afford to give League more outs to work with.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK YOU UMP!
That was a strike an inning ago!

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx throws out Izturis at second

Hollandsworth said...

Aaaaand there's the obligatory League hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Favorite baseball references in classic hip-hop?

#KeepMyBasesLoadedLikeThe NewYorkMets

#GotMoreHitsThanSadaharuOh

Fred's Brim said...

followed by a terrible throw by FedEx

Hollandsworth said...

Fer fucks sake.

Fred's Brim said...

League Ks him to keep them at 8

MR.F said...

Clueless Magic ‏@CluelessMagic 6s
By my calculation we'll need at least 3 runs the rest of the way.
#threepointshot

Dusty Baker said...

Fuckin whew.

Dusty Baker said...

CIN up 9-2 over Hated Ones.

Lincecum's hair: dirty

Fred's Brim said...

Babe Ruth was good against the white boys but he couldn't hit a *player* like Doc Gooden

MR.F said...

Puig walk. Was that a good at-bat?

Dusty Baker said...

How did Crawdaddy get on?

MR.F said...

Ageless Darren Oliver still in the league.

MR.F said...

CC singled to center.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH A-GON!!! You True Blue, mang.

Fred's Brim said...

AG you magnificent son of a bitch

MR.F said...

A-Gon the Conqueror!

Fred's Brim said...

DRE!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with the liner down the line barely gets over the wall

MR.F said...

Dre Day!

Dusty Baker said...

(dry humps Dre)

Fred's Brim said...

@DB AG's homer was a blast to dead center, Dre's was a low liner that barely snuck over the wall

Hollandsworth said...

I f*cking love this team. So much.

Paul said...

Holy shit!

Dusty Baker said...

Dre Day, indeed.

We gots this, lads.

Landing now so can't see the end. But surely we gots this.

Good to be back in LA (throws sign)

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats lose 9-3. Now they go on the "road" for the second of a double header.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB you should hit the airport bar to watch the end of the game

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Beli, we need a clean inning

Fred's Brim said...

and Collins immediately jinxes Beli

Fred's Brim said...

oops, 2-out single given up by Beli, Batista up
FB nervous

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What the hell? I left the office to a 8-3 deficit and get home to lead? I love this shit! I'm drinking a beer!

Come on Belli, bring it home.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Beli, finish this!

Fred's Brim said...

Huge K of Joseph the Baptist!
on to the 9th!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Thata boy Belli!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Jansen cometh

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley coming in

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Kenley, how about a clean inning

Fred's Brim said...

please don't walk the leadoff guy

Fred's Brim said...

Encarnacion flies to shallow center

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

1 down

Paul said...

Don't worry about the base runner. Get the next guy out.

BJ Killeen said...

Don't lose this kenley

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck Adam Lind

MR.F said...

Damn. Ground rule double.

Paul said...

Throw strikes!

Paul said...

Fuck 3-1

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Jansen making this harder than it needs to be

Paul said...

Well that sets up the double play.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, finish this off, Kenley

Paul said...

Get ahead of this guy.

Paul said...

One more Kenley.

Steve Sax said...

10-8, B9, 2 out...

Steve Sax said...

Come on kenley!

Paul said...

Fuck.

MR.F said...

Almost there...

Steve Sax said...

Oh, that's not good. 10-9

MR.F said...

Stay on target...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Whew!!! I gotta go wipe

Paul said...

We make party!

Fred's Brim said...

P
H
E
W
!

MR.F said...

Yes!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Yikes! Too close!

MR.F said...

This.

DodgerzGM ‏@DodgerzGM 30s
Who would have thought the Dodgers would win a game where Capuano, Marmol and League all pitched?

Fred's Brim said...

that was crazy
how did we win that?

Spank said...

Looks like i missed one hell of an ending to the game. Fuck. We won though.

We make partay!

MR.F said...

Still 7 posts away from 200.

Paul said...

Cubs up 1-0. But I think it is illegal for them to win two in a row.

MR.F said...

Gnats in a doubleheader. Hopefully they lose this one, too.

Paul said...

I hope the seagulls shit on them too.

MR.F said...

A-Gon HR

MR.F said...

Gnats up 3-0.

MR.F said...

Oops forgot to link:
http://t.co/tMeGpsfKsE

Paul said...

200

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