Saturday, August 17, 2013

Game 122 Thread: Aug. 17 @ Phillies, 4p

Bow Down Before King K

Clayton Kershaw (11-7, 1.88 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.48 ERA)

Yesterday the Phillies looked a shell of their former selves. Their squad is a) way too old and b) way too young to be a contender. One could see their frustration on their faces and in their body language. This wasn't helped by the oddly-timed firing of their manager of nine years, Charlie Manuel. [Regular MLB Network Radio listeners can only hope that his firing means an end to his unbearable weekly appearances on morning drivetime programming.] Former Cub Ryne Sandberg takes over as skipper; he's 0-1 so far.

The win last night, coupled with a Dbags loss, put the Dodgers up 8.5 games. They'll battle the Pie Rats this afternoon. The Dbags, injuries, lethargy, and the fickle whims of the Baseball Gods are all that stand between the Dodgers and the NL West.

It's August 17th today, and we have only lost one game this month. Gotta keep pitching, and we can only assume Clayton will. Let's make this an even ten games won.

Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports

91 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier CF
AJ Ellis C
Schumaker 2B
Uribe 3B
Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

D'backs up 2-0 on PIT in the second

Johnny Blanchard said...

Johnny B is in Philly on his honeymoon to see Kid K! Sorry in advance for the jinx!

Hideo Nomo said...

Whoa whoa whoa...Kershaw's never beaten the Phillies?! This must be rectified today.

Orel said...

Congrats, Johnny B — way to represent the Blue!

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta pee in a kitchen.

BJ Killeen said...

In the immortal words of John Belushi...LET'S DO IT!

BJ Killeen said...

Okay. Thanks for listening guys!

Orel said...

Damn, Hanley acted like he didn't even feel that.

BJ Killeen said...

Intentional? Losers. If you can't play hit our guys? Jerks

BJ Killeen said...

Dang bats

karina said...

épale everyone!

let's go blue!

Hideo Nomo said...

Wanted more on the first, but we'll get it.

BJ Killeen said...

Urine thinks he's Puig?

Steve Sax said...

Arizona is up 15-5 in the ninth. I guess we can count that one

BJ Killeen said...

Puig thinks he's Crawford?

Hideo Nomo said...

The stupid, it burns.

BJ Killeen said...

394 Sax

Cliff Beefpile said...

Congrats, Johnny B!

Jason said...

Epale, yinz.

Johnny B, we're looking for you to thoroughly embarrass the new Mrs. B tonight.

Also, the first base umpire looks exactly like one of the prison guards in Orange is the New Black. (unrelated to the ongoing shenanigans of Mr. and Mrs. B, I hope).

karina said...

congrats Johnny B!

karina said...

i feel nervous to talk about this game

Cliff Beefpile said...

I spy an asshole sigh a gnats cap in the crowd. There's always one.

Jason said...

@karina, don't talk, just drink with the rest of us!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kid K says, "Screw you guys, I'll drive in my own runs."

Cliff Beefpile said...

^^
sigh = with

karina said...

@Jason can't drink, have a bad cold :(

MVKershaw!

BJ Killeen said...

JB has a good wife if she's at a bb game on the honeymoon!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

How do you get a cold in SoCal in August? We got this perfect weather, you see... ;-)

Epale!

Jason said...

With 3 errors, the Philly infield is pulling a Deep Gordon Special.

Dusty Baker said...

Mucho congrats to you, Johnny B! A hearty SoSG toast to you and Mrs. B.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig is taking this out.

Jason said...

@karina I know that feeling but I've found through trial and error (mostly trial) that a Hot Toddy works wonders on the common cold.

Dusty Baker said...

QUIT HITTING INTO THE FUCKING JAMES LONEY.

Cliff Beefpile said...

SoSG toast, as opposed to French toast, is beer-battered.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker

i guess my body still thinks is in Maracaibo

Dusty Baker said...

I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast/
But I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast

karina said...

it was nice while it lasted

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kid K with the pick-off! DB with the Beastie Boys lyrics! We're on our A game today, folks.

Dusty Baker said...

(Brings the A game)

Damn, Kid's perfecto was broken up but...he still got this.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Uribe with the great play!

Dusty Baker said...

Not only a great glove, but a great arm from Uribe.

Jason said...

* Upgrades B game *

Jason said...

I missed the story on why Davey Lopes isn't coaching 1st base. Anyone know the deal?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Gandalf catches a foul ball!

Jason said...

I really hope I age better than Wally Joyner.

Dusty Baker said...

Holy shit did Kid K make Rollins and Utley look like little beeyotches.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

D-Lo feeling under the weather today.

Jason said...

Thanks, DB

Johnny Blanchard said...

Thanks guys! Phillies fans are defeated around these parts. Knock on wood.

Dusty Baker said...

Knock on a Phillies fan.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Johnny B what the hell were too embarassed to invite the SoSG brothas & sistas to the wedding? Congrats man! Beers on me when u get back to the LBC!

Dusty Baker said...

I wouldn't invite me to my own wedding.

cc: Mrs. Dusty

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw is still going. Unbelievable.

Jason said...

Dusty is still married. Unbelievable.

Steve Sax said...

What is going on with the davey lopes situation? Anyone?

Dusty Baker said...

Sax hates reading recent comments.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Davey lopes was up?

Jason said...
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Jason said...

@Sax - per DB, a bout of the flu is keeping Lopes out of action today

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

For the record I was drunk at my own wedding. In not proud if it but what else are you gonna do on he ride to Catalina besides drink ice cold hienekens

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw out for more Phillies embarrassment.

Dusty Baker said...

@DBT

You saw the hand you'd been dealt, and capitalized. What did anyone else expect?

Steve Sax said...

@Jason: but who is on third? Wallach on first, but #29?

Steve Sax said...

Jose vizcaino?!

Steve Sax said...

@DB, and everyone: sorry I'm late to the party here. Not in a place where I can see the game

Dusty Baker said...

Kid missing high. He's gassed. Low pitch count but he's near done. We got this Clay. Come on!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Good to hear from a brother. It's nervous time, but I think we got this.

Dusty Baker said...

Uno mas, Clay.

Neeebs too said...

Do it

Johnny Blanchard said...

Kersh!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Got 'eeeeeeeeeemmmm!!!!!

karina said...

that Ruiz k was pretty satisfying !

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Uribe honronaso?!!?! That's for you Johny B!!!

karina said...

i still can't believe this Uribe season

Steve Sax said...

5-0 now off the Uribe HR, T9. Clayton leaves the game.

You guys had better hold this lead.

karina said...

Jaime Jarrín says: Dodgers 5-Phillies NADA

Steve Sax said...

Waiting to get seated at a brewery restaurant. Dodgers up 5-0. A little sunburnt from the pool all day.

Sax is pretty happy right now.

Jason said...

UVP?

BJ Killeen said...

Start praying

Jason said...

Eh, MVU?

Steve Sax said...

In play, out(s)

I got two turntables and a microphone

Steve Sax said...

Rollins with a fly out for out #1

Steve Sax said...

Frandsen 6-3 for out 2

BJ Killeen said...

Shut out #2!!!

Steve Sax said...

And there it is.

5-0 final.

This team is amazing.

Steve Sax said...

Rockies losing
Giants winning
Padres tied at 1

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We make lots of parties these last 50 games, my liver is bleeding dodger blue. Bombs away!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Surprisingly, making party doesn't get old. Who knew?

Neeebs too said...

Woop!

CC:FB

Neeebs too said...

*pees pants*