Monday, August 05, 2013

Game 111 Thread: August 5 @ Cardinals, 4p

Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.43) vs. Adam Wainwright (13-6, 2.61).

The Cardinals are a great baseball organization, as many have chronicled, and one would think the Cardinals, 65-45 and 1.5 games out of first in the NL Central, would be a terrifying road opponent (even for a Dodgers team than has won 14 consecutive road wins). The Cardinals are heating up offensively in this short month of August. And starting Wainwright in the first game is about as tough a card as the Dodgers could pull; he's got a 3.02 ERA lifetime against us.

But it's not like the Dodgers haven't thrived here lately. Heck, even us Sons have had a great time watching the Dodgers at Busch Stadium.

And of course, given Stephen Fife's start yesterday in Chicago, Mattingly held back Greinke one day in order to let Zack go against a more formidable foe. But with Hanley Ramirez out due to a freak injury Sunday (not to mention possibly Yasiel Puig out due to a bruised left thumb; and Matt Kemp still on the DL), it sure doesn't look like a stacked lineup will be in the cards for the Dodgers tonight. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, indeed.

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74 comments:

BJ Killeen said...

My all time favorite movie.

BJ Killeen said...

Next to Blazing Saddles, of course

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching. Now more than ever

Cliff Beefpile said...

HanRam reportedly not going to the DL! Oh happy day!

Steve Sax said...

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. LF: Carl Crawford
2. 2B: Mark Ellis
3. 1B: Adrian Gonzalez
4. RF: Yasiel Puig
5. CF: Andre Ethier
6. C: A.J. Ellis
7. 3B: Juan Uribe
8. SS: Nick Punto
9. SP: Zack Greinke

Steve Sax said...

St. Louis Cardinals:
1. 2B: Matt Carpenter
2. RF: Carlos Beltran
3. 1B: Allen Craig
4. LF: Matt Holliday
5. 3B: David Freese
6. CF: Jon Jay
7. C: Tony Cruz
8. SS: Daniel Descalso
9. SP: Adam Wainwright

rbnlaw said...

Holliday's nuts! Grab him!

Hideo Nomo said...

Seeing tweets about Puig hurting his wrist shagging flies.

Jeeeeeeesus!

QuadSevens said...

Watch out for that moth!

#ThingstowriteonHollidaysnuts

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait. Catching up. Other tweets say he's fine.

MR.F said...

Lol, mothballs.

Steve Sax said...

Nuts to Holliday

Hideo Nomo said...

Need plate discipline today.

Hideo Nomo said...

Thumb is bugging him. Shit.

Spank said...

nasty curve by wainwright

BJ Killeen said...

Ok, Beli, you have your target now.

BJ Killeen said...

Oopsies. Accident. Hehe

Paul said...

Come on AJ. Keep it going.

Paul said...

Up 2-1.

Paul said...

Puig and Dre looked like they were having an animated discussion...

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers take a 2-1 lead. Should have been more, but I'll take it.

Hideo Nomo said...

This is gonna be a tough game.

Steve Sax said...

Greinke had Cards at the corners and none out and he gets out of it! Well done Zack!

Paul said...

Out of the jam. Need more runs.

BJ Killeen said...

Yeesh!

BJ Killeen said...

So why is the game on KCAL and ESPN? Because of TWC?

BJ Killeen said...

NICE!!

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, Zach!

Fred's Brim said...

Poonto with the double!

Steve Sax said...

Sorry this is late, but that Puig to Punto to AJEllis play to end the inning with the tag at the plate was awesome.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Dodgers, Top 7

Fred's Brim said...

Zach with the RBI single!

Steve Sax said...

Punto with a two-out double!

Steve Sax said...

Ah shit, I just realized I'm on tivo delay here.

Steve Sax said...

Collins lost his shit with that RBI single from Greinke. He's easily excitable, that Collins.

Steve Sax said...

(though it was indeed a good hit)

3-1 Dodgers through 6.5

Steve Sax said...

I'm caught up by not watching the We're The Millers ad

Steve Sax said...

"Greinke hasn't walked anyone yet today" -- Eric Collins, right before Greinke issues a walk

Nice job, Eric

Fred's Brim said...

Ball 4 was a strike according to Pitchf/x

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh

Fred's Brim said...

Beltran bunting? wow

Fred's Brim said...

2nd and 3rd, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

Beli in to face Craig

Fred's Brim said...

One run in on a ground out.
Finish this off, Beli!

Steve Sax said...

Gonzo makes a sweet play to keep the Cards from scoring two runs. Still two out, man on third, and Holliday up.

Steve Sax said...

PUNTO with a sweet gun!

3-2 LA through 7. Greinke is finished after 6.1 IP but can't lose the game.

Fred's Brim said...

Attaboy, Beli

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, HBPs are unacceptable

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Paco, clean this up

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone ever watch Meet Me in St. Louis? It is a WEIRD movie.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Paco! UJTD

Dusty Baker said...

Up Jumps Eric Collins!

BJ Killeen said...

No it's not Dusty! It's a GREAT movie!

Paul said...

Okay this is too close.

Dusty Baker said...

I didn't say it was bad....just, weird. Unexpectedly weird for its time frame.

BJ Killeen said...

That was life in St L in 1904

Cliff Beefpile said...

C'mon, Paco!

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

The bonfire scene....hmmmm.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Paco, let's close this thing down!

Dusty Baker said...

Was Paco taking Uribe's dinner order right there?

Paul said...

We make party!!'

BJ Killeen said...

Halloween in a simpler time

Cliff Beefpile said...

We make 15-game road winning streak party!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with the catch in deep center for the final out.

Wow!

Paul said...

Amazing. Soak it in.

Spank said...

Smokin

Hideo Nomo said...

I am pleased.

Paul said...

Now if the Braves could start losing.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

Attaboy, Zach! Attaboy Paco with the 2-inning save!

Neeebs said...

Paco helped out a ton. Big hold and save in one. Rests Jansen's arm. Good win.

Mike Brito said...

Bueno!

Dusty Baker said...

PGT up!

Neeebs said...

Mike Brito in the casa.