Saturday, August 31, 2013

Game 135 Thread: August 31 vs. Padres, 6p


Chris Capuano (4-7, 4.74 ERA) vs. Andrew Cashner (8-8, 3.55 ERA)

Capuano goes tonight to try to prove he should remain the fifth starter over recently-acquired Edinson Volquez. But really, doesn't it just come down to who is the lesser to two evils? The fact that we're even having a fifth starter competition at this point in a season where we're 10.5 games up with only 28 games to play seems absurd. They're both crap; Cap as a starter (however oddly symmetrical his pitching stats above may be) and Edinson out of the pen. I guess we have to have something to complain about in an otherwise positive stretch run. We keep this winning up, and the Stat Lickers will start in again complaining when we get a reliever warmed up in the pen but don't use him.

Today is the last day before September call-ups. Ned says he expects to bring up 5-7 guys from the minors, but not make any more acquisitions. Also in the mix is the return of Matt Kemp. With roster expansion and a comfortable lead in the division, this should allow Mattingly to give guys some needed days off so they're rested for the post season. The day off and the off day seemed to be just what Adrian Gonzalez needed, and it showed last night.

Yes, I said it. Post season. Better get ready.

114 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Schumaker 2B
Federowicz C
Capuano P

Steve Sax said...

That image looks like the lesser of two weevils.

(And I thought the stilts over carp stuff was bad.)

Steve Sax said...

No Ellises, as far as the eye can see

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey Dusty...



#whiff

Dusty Baker said...

While yall want to pile on a brother?

BJ Killeen said...

I hate bugs. Just sayin.

Fred's Brim said...

Well I like it, Dusty.

I'm lookin fo a hooooome,
Just lookin for a hoooome

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching

We need a good one from you, Cap

Hideo Nomo said...

Holy shit, the game's on! I've been in Netflix kiddie-show marathon hell all day.

Hideo Nomo said...

There goes the no-no.

Dusty Baker said...

Back from getting ingredients to make a tomato risotto with basil, Vinny!

karen said...

I'm at my ma's house giving the care giver a break. She asked me if her mom could spend the night and watch the game with us. I said of course, forgetting that they are pod ray fans. Our boys better come through tonite or the bitch in me may have to make an appearance.

I hope we don't lose the care giver in this ruckus. :o

Dusty Baker said...

I think the bitch in me is always evident.

Let us know if you need backup over there, Karen!

karen said...

Nice play by HanRam.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'd just like to take this opportunity to say, FUCK CASHNER!

Dusty Baker said...

I'd just like to take this opportunity to say, FUCK THE GIANTS!

karen said...

@Dusty...Our caregiver is a nice young lady who takes very good care of my mom. But there are just some lines we don't cross in our familia.

53 said...

I'm in need of a ruckus.

53 said...

Come on Urine. Don't hold back.

Orel said...

I like that Karen's household has an omertà.

Hideo Nomo said...

Free Drew Butera!

53 said...

weak

Dusty Baker said...

TFed blows. We should have gone out and gotten Kurt Suzuki or someone like that as a catching backup.

53 said...

Grimace sighting. SD broadcast.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Speaking of bitches, I hope nobody's gonna be sniffing any glue.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

@Dusty's 6:42:

Non, mon ami...FUCK THEM EVERY OTHER GAME EXCEPT WHEN THEY CAN HELP LOS DOYERS and thpse jints are sucking for air right now

Cliff Beefpile said...

The pie rats picked up Justin Morneau? Interesting.

53 said...

*sniffs glue and primo's cocaine*

53 said...

boring game. we need runs.

BJ Killeen said...

Dusty, I'm placing an order for two bowls of risotto. My poor husband will be eating spaghetti with jar sauce.

53 said...

when did Hova sign with the Pod Rays?

53 said...

Cap strikes out Jay Z.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

That's cold BJ. Risotto for you but damn spaghetti for hub?

53 said...

fuck. that looked like a pop up not a homerun.

karen said...

Shit. Homerun for the bad guys.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Booooooooo!

Cliff Beefpile said...

You're not helping yourself, Capuano.

karen said...

Looks like one of Cap's 5 run games.

The way he's looking, I should probably hope for only 5 runs.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ho-hum. Just ANOTHER ridiculous Puig assist.

karen said...

Puig being Puig...again!

Great throw Yasiel!!

53 said...

damn! Had to go get a beer from the fridge and missed Puig's assist.

53 said...

Just saw Puig's throw on replay. Dude throws nuclear missiles unlike Juan Pierre's scuds.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Tie going into the bottom of the 7th in Phoenix...tres y tres

BJ Killeen said...

@sanfran: I was gonna share. But now I just decided to call out for Italian. Channeling Lasorda

sanfrandodgerfan said...

A woman after my own heart <3

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dammit, Puig.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice play, Yas

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Cap

karen said...

I want the ShitBags to lose but can't pull the trigger on rooting for the gnats.

Fred's Brim said...

Attaboy, Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Juan!
Dre holds at third

karen said...

Shit. Shit. Shit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Great. It's up to FedEx.

Fred's Brim said...

Skip with halfaflare, 2 outs

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK!

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Fred's Brim said...

I need so much bed

Go snatch this win, ladies and gents

Gnite

spank said...

Cap is still pitching?

Cap has only given up 1 run?

spank said...

i'm scared

spank said...

whew. almost shit my pants there.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

@53, I spit my beer reading that shit after I refreshed the page

Cliff Beefpile said...

Finally the lead off man gets on.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Alright, let's score these guys, Puig!

spank said...

here we go y'all. let's get some runs for fucks sake.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

fracking jints lose...bittersweet

karen said...

Yasiel almost came out of his shoes on that one.

spank said...

you're going to regret leaving Cashmutt in, Bud.

karen said...

giants aren't good for anything.

spank said...

throw that shit to me,mang!

BJ Killeen said...

Who's Michael young??

BJ Killeen said...

Cuz now he's a dodger

spank said...

yes yes yes!

Agone comes through. 1-1

karen said...

YAHOOOO FOR AGON!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

GONZO!

spank said...

the Texas Ranger?

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Dodgers got Michael Young?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

The FUCK does LA need with another SS?

BJ Killeen said...

From the phillies

BJ Killeen said...

He played 3B. Hitting 276

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think he's more of a 3B at this point.

Why doesn't Gonzalez get to score on that!?!?

Cliff Beefpile said...

That's the wrong one, Phillies! Idiots. We want Utley.

spank said...

Rancho Urineindo!

Cliff Beefpile said...

On second thought.

spank said...

aww fuck. what a waste.

BJ Killeen said...

Shit

BJ Killeen said...

At least we're tied

karen said...

It's time to watch the game with my hands over my eyes.

spank said...

hova hova hova

spank said...

Fuck off,Jay Z

karen said...

UJTD!!

Orel said...

How about the Chris Capiano (per Prime Ticket)?

spank said...

fair woohoo

Cliff Beefpile said...

FedEx, you coulda been safe if you'd hustled you worthless lump.

Cliff Beefpile said...

MEllis!

spank said...

yes. fuck yes. mehllis

spank said...

no. fuck no. mehllis

spank said...

damn. would have been two on and one out for pooweeg here.

karen said...

Late call...but a good one.

spank said...

sit down.shut up.

two more outs.

Dusty Baker said...

Welcome Michael Young!

spank said...

Jansen ain't messing around.

one out to go

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown beeeyotch!

Right on, Kenley.

spank said...

nasty curve. we make party!

BJ Killeen said...

I wanna have KJ's babies

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for taking us through it, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

I want to make sweet, sweet love to Skip.

spank said...

i'm going to make sweet sweet love to this beer.

ciao,y'all

Hideo Nomo said...

Sorry, I checked out for a while. Michael Young?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Hanley insurance. Dee ain't going to cut it if Hanley goes down. He also spells Uribe. Do real downside for a rental.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree, Neeebs. People who whine about this pickup like to whine about pickups. Dude can spell our guys down the line now that we have a near insurmountable lead, can play a few positions, gets clutch hits, probably the best clubhouse guy out there...

People crack me up in their whinging on Twitter about Young. It's like, man , we have almost infinite money and a strong desire to win. What's to hate?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

All the shit I hear from bitchy jints fans about our store bought team is really old crap.

Living here is great for so many reasons but I guess I have lost perspective of one thing-because LA ownership aren't "Good Guys" by any stretch of the imagination-that's that I want LA to win. Period.

Hadn't thought through the single-malts to we should have another SS or a better 3rd baseman...thanks for the wakeup, SOSGers

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, SFDodgerFan. All I caught from that was "aljsfnijdfngkjdsnfgjnds akjsndfkjan sajdnfkjasdnf single-malt akdsnfjandvjkn asjdnf oaksndfkjsn ksfn SOSG."

That's all I need to know.

Steve Sax said...

PGT going up tomorrow morning!