Sunday, August 11, 2013

Game 117 Thread: August 11 vs. Rays, 5p

Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 1.91) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (10-5, 4.77).

Down 6-0 in the first game of this series with the red-hot Tampa Bay devil-less Rays, I thought this was going to be a rough weekend. But after a magnificent comeback victory Friday, and a big shutout win yesterday, I'm trying to prepare for today's End of Rays.

ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball will feature our *still unsigned* ace, Clayton Kershaw, whose 1.91 ERA leads the majors. Hellickson isn't bad, though this 4.77 ERA is about a run and a quarter north of his lifetime average, making this the worst ERA+ (81) of his four-year career.

Oh, and this afternoon marks the last game for James Loney at Dodger Stadium, possibly forever. Loney has a OPS of .807 this season, better any of the last four and a half years of his Dodger career. I always liked Loney as a Dodger (an early SoSG favorite), but he definitely disappointed after showing flashes of brilliance in his first two Dodger seasons. He never seemed to hit consistently after those years. So it's with mixed feelings that I look at his 10 HR and offensive resurgence this season, his first as a Ray. Loney, no more.

Godspeed, James!

288 comments:

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Steve Sax said...

FJL steals comment #200

Dusty Baker said...

Is Loney in? I missed that.

Steve Sax said...

Kids steal living room television.

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Loney is on first as a doubleswitch

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, JLo in. Hat tip to our old friend. #UJJL

Steve Sax said...

8-1 LA

Dusty Baker said...

Sax gives out the score more than Charlie and Rick.

Alex Cora said...

@dusty. Well at least Brian Cranston is a dodger fan!

Dusty Baker said...

That's a huge plus, AC!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a two-out single

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon can't GIDP here

(Old James Loney joke)

Steve Sax said...

In play, no out? What?????

Dusty Baker said...

@Dodgers
With that base hit by Juan Uribe, everyone in the #Dodgers lineup has a hit tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw up with two on and two out

Fred's Brim said...

Dee and James having a nice conversation at first

Steve Sax said...

Oh well

BJ Killeen said...

I think MLB should make a PED exception for Dee so he can bulk up to 145.

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, Clayton almost had a double there

Steve Sax said...

@FB 7:27p: "Dee, which one of us has less power?"

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: the sad thing is, Dee *IS* on PEDs. He normally weighs 84 pounds.

BJ Killeen said...

Glad this is an early night. Can't do another 2 am game

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax. Rofl. Btw. Can't get past 391

Fred's Brim said...

"Well, Free James, I think it's me, mainly because I weigh less than a regulation bat. Trey Hillman uses me as a fungo bat before the game"

Fred's Brim said...

GIDP time

Dusty Baker said...

Hurry up, lads. We're ready for a sushi run.

Fred's Brim said...

pleasepleaseplease

Fred's Brim said...

balls

BJ Killeen said...

CK getting tired

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Dusty Baker said...

"I think it's me, mainly because I weigh less than a regulation bat"

That's rich, FB. You're hitting on all cylinders.

BJ Killeen said...

Fuck! Get him outta here

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: yeah I'm stuck on 391 as well. Web says its a scoring bug (as it awems impossible to attain the scoring goal. I'm not boosting or transferring to Facebook to complete the level. If they want to screw up the game here, I'm done with the game.

Dusty Baker said...

Three fucking errors for DG. Un.Fucking. Acceptable.

Dusty Baker said...

Why don't you start a Candy Crush blog, Sax?

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon sucks defensively and he can't hit. Why are we resting Punto or skippy or anyone else?

BJ Killeen said...

Beli up to the bar

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton's gonna snap Dee in half after the game

BJ Killeen said...

I didn't hear that sax. I can't stop. It's heroin

Fred's Brim said...

damn, I though that was way gone

Fred's Brim said...

great recovery, Clayton

Dusty Baker said...

Fuckin A, Dee. That is some shit-ass shit there.

BJ Killeen said...

Deegusting. Deestructive. Hideeous.

Fred's Brim said...

4 errors, not cool, dudes

Dusty Baker said...

I should be really happy now but instead I want to break DG in half over my knee.

BJ Killeen said...

Marmol? Donnie you suck as bad as your SS

BJ Killeen said...

Say, what's the SOSG record for GT comments?

Fred's Brim said...

It's shit shit. This shit isn't worth shit

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

We have gotten into the 500s easily back in the day (e.g., pre-McCourt).

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

No shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Tonight we're missing Spank, RBN, Neeebs, Karen, Orel, Mr.F, etc. #WhereMyDawgsAt

Alex Cora said...

Think if i ask Donnie if I could pitch he'd put me in?

Steve Sax said...

Marmol? Please tell me that's a typo

Fred's Brim said...

these umps want to go home

Hideo Nomo said...

BJ: I forget the record, but I think we broke 1000 during the game that Michael Jackson died during.

Steve Sax said...

I have been banished from my living room for an old Amanda Bynes movie. Sigh.

Fred's Brim said...

and Paully, but he may be at the game

Alex Cora said...

All drunk.

Alex Cora said...

Marmoooooooolllllll time!

Fred's Brim said...

I just had a creeped-out shudder thinking about an old Amanda Bynes

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, 'los, we want a clean inning

Alex Cora said...

1down!

Steve Sax said...

763 comments. Not sure if this is the record or not. I thought we topped this during a playoff game once.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that GT references Chad Billingsley.

I forgot all about that guy.

Alex Cora said...

2 down!

Fred's Brim said...

Finish this, Carlos!

Steve Sax said...

Marmot with a second out. This is indeed ridiculous.

Hideo Nomo said...

So weird. I thought we had a 1000+ thread.

Dusty Baker said...

I apologize for missing my man Paulie.

Steve Sax said...

Finish this, Carlos "Danger" Marmol!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Charlie Marble! Get these guys out.

Alex Cora said...

Ok Donnie even if marmol get s him out here let's not fall in love with him. Track record donnie

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Dusty Baker said...

I LOVE LA!!!

Steve Sax said...

James Joyce, Portrait Of A Young Man Striking Out

Alex Cora said...

Sweeeep!

Cliff Beefpile said...

37-8. Just...wow.

Fred's Brim said...

Get the feeling back, Carlos!

Steve Sax said...

Not a bad GT tonight boys and girls!

Alex Cora said...

God I hated that book

Dusty Baker said...

7.5 up in NL West.

Not NL Central, for the record, ESPN.

BJ Killeen said...

We sweep, they weep!

BJ Killeen said...

We will read the PGT for this game Wednesday I guess ;-)

Fred's Brim said...

gnite yall!

Steve Sax said...

No, I can put up a PGT in a couple of minutes, unless a Son beats me to it

Dusty Baker said...

At dinner so can't put up a PGT.

Hideo Nomo said...

Celebrating with a Sam Adams DodgerswillbeplayinginOctoberfest.

Neeebs said...

Charlie Sheening

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

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