Friday, August 09, 2013

Game 115 Thread: August 9 vs. Rays, 7p

Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.16 ERA) vs. David Price (6-5, 3.36 ERA)

Baseball's hottest two teams square off in this, the first of a three-game series. The Dodgers have only ever played the Rays six times, splitting the spoils. In fact, the Rays have never visited Dodger Stadium before. With this visit, there is only one other team in MLB never to have visited another's team's Yard (Pod Rays have never played at Toronto, which most would view as fortunate).

Tonight's game features some interesting player dynamics in this series, too. Old friend James Loney makes his return to Dodger Stadium while Carl Crawford and J.P. Howell face their former team. It would be a classy move for fans attending the game to give Loney a warm welcome as he takes the field in the same way that Cardinals fans welcomed Skip Schumaker back this past week.

Dodgers enter the weekend 5.5 games ahead of the D'bags, who have a home series versus the Mets. Going to be tough to defend that lead, but fresh off the 7-1 road trip, we have plenty of momentum.

Anyone planning to be at games this weekend? Drop a comment and let us know. Yours truly will likely be out there tonight.

63 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

I feel like I am in a time machine

Hideo Nomo said...

Tonight's lineup at Camelback Ranch:

Mellis 2B
Punto SS
Gonzalez 1B
Puig CF
Hairston LF
Uribe 3B
Federowicz C
Schumaker RF
Capuano P

Steve Sax said...

Cap price, nice call Dusty

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: just read your umami/Uribe comment from yesterday's GT. classic shit. Almost lost my breakfast

Steve Sax said...

(I'm not on LA timezones)

Alex Cora said...

That lineup seems kinda weak.

Scott said...

As long as Loney stays off the 101 freeway in the Sherman Oaks area, I'm okay with him being in LA.

QuadSevens said...

I'd cheer for Loney when he takes the field and when he GIDPs.

MR.F said...

I'd love to see a Loney GIDP, for old times' sake.

QuadSevens said...

We have to get at least one in the series.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Is this our "B" lineup or "C" lineup?

Neeebs said...

Did I miss 114PGT

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cap'n 123

QuadSevens said...

After the last two plays, I'd say its our "E" team.

QuadSevens said...

Someone tell Puig to hit a cutoff man!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Well, this game is going down shitter real quick

QuadSevens said...

Puig looks lost in center.

QuadSevens said...

Good play by Uribe and FedEx to save a run.

Fred's Brim said...

Hang in there fellas, keep them at 3

BJ Killeen said...

This is pitiful

BJ Killeen said...

We're getting spanked like a $20 hooker

MR.F said...

Well this is gonna hurt the +\-.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Uribe comes through! This game ain't over yet. Let's do this, Dodgers!

BJ Killeen said...

Marmol strikes again, or rather doesn't strike ever again

Cliff Beefpile said...

I can't watch Dee.

Cliff Beefpile said...

MEllis!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Hmmm. Getting interesting now

Cliff Beefpile said...

PUNTO!!! WHERE THE FUCK IS EVERYBODY!? Are you guys watching this?!

Pride of Dong said...

This is crazy shiz!

Cliff Beefpile said...

6-6!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!! Still only one out with Puig up!

Pride of Dong said...

Agon!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Oh man.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This. Fuckin' TEAM! That was awesome!!! Suck it, Loney!

Pride of Dong said...

Wtf????

BJ Killeen said...

Wowwowowowwowow

MR.F said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Paul said...

Make party!!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Well good to see there's a worse pitcher out there then Marmol and League

Pride of Dong said...

Amazeballs!

Alex Cora said...

This team is f'ing ridiculous. I woke up just in time to see that 9th.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Lyons just turned into everybody's grandpa with that hat rant.

BJ Killeen said...

Lyons is right. I guess I'm the grandma.

Cliff Beefpile said...

No, he's definitely right. Damn kids.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuckin hell! I had to leave a bit early [for a reason] but got home to see the end. Magic night at the Yard.

One of best crowds and energy I've been a apart of all season. #WeGotThis

ps- RIP Jorge

Dusty, out.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit Batman. I'm in an airport lounge halfway around the world and the last time I checked, we were down 6-0 and League was pitching and it was midway through the game.

Wowowowowowowowowow

Dusty Baker said...

Unbelievable, isn't it, Saxy?

rbnlaw said...

World series preview.

cc: Sax re. PLAYOFFS???

Fred's Brim said...

Ho
Ly
Shit

Fred's Brim said...

rewatching the 9th now

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Skip!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee had no chance there

Fred's Brim said...

It's funny watching replays with Vin. It seems like he knows what's going to happen before we do

Fred's Brim said...

MEllis with the triple, Skip scores!

Fred's Brim said...

Punto with a double on the next pitch! 6-5

Fred's Brim said...

AG into the other corner and we are tied! Nothing like a single and 3 consecutive extra-base hits to score some runs

Fred's Brim said...

I love the crowd, everybody's standing

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with the IBB, Jerry up

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton looks happy

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley soaks Puig with a bucket of water in the happy dugout!

Alex Cora said...

Joel schmo time. WHAT IS GOING ON?

Dusty Baker said...

Ho Lee Shit I still can't believe it.

rbnlaw said...

Breaking: MLB has decided to allow the results of last night's game stand.

Still, WOW.