Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Game 138 Thread: Sept. 3 @ Rockies, 5.30p

Ricky Nolasco (11-9, 3.26) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (13-7, 3.08).

NL West Magic Number: 14

The Dodgers are 35-8 since the All-Star break, eclipsing the Rockies' 19-23 record. But the Dodgers will face a red-hot Chacin, who, in his last outing, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Coors Field before Brandon Belt got a cheap two-out single. More awkwardly not I could written have that sentence last, but you get the idea. Nolasco is also riding high: 6-1 with the Dodgers, including a 5-0, 1.64 ERA in August. Not too shabby.

You know who else isn't looking too shabby? Juan Uribe, who got prepared for this road trip by breaking out the red pants. Uribe will have time to wear those pants, given Michael Young (he of the three-pitch K yesterday) will get the start today, his first start with the Dodgers. [UPDATE 2:41p: Not only is he getting the start, Young is batting fourth.] Given Uribe is 0-for-15 with six strikeouts in his career against Chacin, that may not be such a bad idea.

I say, rest everybody. We can't afford any more tweaked knees. Let's take it easy out there today, guys.

Jameer Nelson, baby: Magic #14

Uribe photo lifted (with some effort; after all, it is Uribe) from the Dodgers' instagram account

Dodgers tickets

123 comments:

Steve Sax said...

1 Crawford, LF
2 Punto, SS
3 Gonzalez, 1B
4 Young, 3B
5 Ethier, CF
6 Ellis, 2B
7 Schumaker, RF
8 Federowicz, C
9 Nolasco, P

Alex Cora said...

Either That's one f'ed up lineup or Donnie is giving the middle finger to the baseball gods.

BJ Killeen said...

Uribe dude be pimpin....

BJ Killeen said...

8:40 pm start for me..better than 10 pm!

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching

Fred's Brim said...

and pimpin

karen said...

Beautiful tribute to our boy Vin on Think Blue. Makes me just miss him more on these road games.

Dusty Baker said...

(Keeps pimpin)

Steve Sax said...

(Pimps keepin)

karen said...

Oops, there goes the no hitter for Chacin.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford with a leadoff [in play, no out]!

Steve Sax said...

Punto with another [in play, no out]!

Three pitches, first and second for LA

Fred's Brim said...

Not the best start for the newest boy in blue

Fred's Brim said...

nice recovery, Rick

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, FedEx!

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Ricky

Fred's Brim said...

although the way our pitchers have been hitting, I might have let him swing away

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Carl! 3-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

Poonto keeps it going!

Fred's Brim said...

AG flies out to end the inning but we get 3

BJ Killeen said...

So far so good!

Fred's Brim said...

quick inning for Rick

Fred's Brim said...

Dre rips it but right at the right fielder

karen said...

Eric Collins talking about "dad" and his consecutive game streak.

Steve Sax said...

Back to find we squandered the first inning, but made a good run in the second inning.

Michael Young is not getting it done, however.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Rick

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA through three

Steve Sax said...

Not a good bunt

Fred's Brim said...

bad job, Rick

Steve Sax said...

Nolasco BIDP

Steve Sax said...

Good inning for Nolasco there in the fourth

3-0

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, Rick

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Nikolai

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon with the sac fly! 4-0

Fred's Brim said...

nice hustle, CC!

Fred's Brim said...

i didn't think there was a chance he would even go

Steve Sax said...

Young Ks, but gets the catchers interference bailout

Fred's Brim said...

hmm haven't seen a balk in a long time

Steve Sax said...

And, there's the K. (It was a balk)

Fred's Brim said...

and Ks anyway

Fred's Brim said...

Young needs to talk to Puig about swinging at that pitch

Steve Sax said...

All that, and we only get one run. Hmm.

Steve Sax said...

AGon with the snag

Fred's Brim said...

damn, Rick gives up his first run

BJ Killeen said...

D'bags slipping away

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx though he has a Coors home run

Fred's Brim said...

thought

Fred's Brim said...

had

Fred's Brim said...

double

Fred's Brim said...

that was poor

Fred's Brim said...

i hope it's just me but it feels like this game is about to get away from us

karen said...

Rox slowly pecking away at our lead.

Fred's Brim said...

grounder gets LeMahieu in, 4-2 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

well that'll work

Fred's Brim said...

Ricky through 6

karen said...

I just hate the Braves and all the tomahawk chop shit and now we have to chase down those SOBs for home field advantage.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh, Young needs to step about 6 inches towards home plate

Fred's Brim said...

great job, Rick

Fred's Brim said...

seems like they are tapering the pitchers with their pitch counts

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon JP, we want a clean inning

karen said...

Not feeling love for Michael Young yet...

Fred's Brim said...

woah, I thought that was gone

Steve Sax said...

4-2 with two out in the bottom of the seventh

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, JP!

Steve Sax said...

Howell gets a 1-2-3 inking despite Eric Collins trying to jinx the last out by calling it early

STOP DOING THAT ERIC

BJ Killeen said...

@karen I'm with you

BJ Killeen said...

C'mon boys, win this so I can get a full night's sleep

Steve Sax said...

Outman in.

BJ Killeen said...

All our announcers are idiots except Vin. Someone better start the Vin cloning process or we're screwed

Hideo Nomo said...

Youngenio Velez.

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: you aren't rallying in Detroit after this?

What about Slow's BBQ?!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier may be fooling me but it seems like he's got a better eye lately

He gets his second walk tonight

Steve Sax said...

Here's Mellis

Steve Sax said...

Mellis with a force on Ethier...just beats it out at first

Steve Sax said...

Here's Skiparooni

Steve Sax said...

Weak fly ball to Cuddyer in right. Two out

Steve Sax said...

Outman out.

Steve Sax said...

Those are big magnets in that there Camaro commercial.

Hideo Nomo said...

Do they really need a pitching change to face TFed?

Steve Sax said...

CarGo enters the game, will lead off the eighth

Fred's Brim said...

Gonzales saved a run there

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh, we've been swinging at those Puig balls all night

Steve Sax said...

Uribe does his Michael Young impression, fans really badly

karen said...

Just what was Uribe swinging at??

BJ Killeen said...

@sax: early working mornings. Maybe slows on Sunday. Stuck here till the 13th

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Paco, don't let Collins jinx you

Paul said...

So Paco in the 8th. But who is gonna close it? Jansen threw a lot of pitches yeaterday and looked a bit off.

Paul said...

Maybe we won't have to worry about that.

Fred's Brim said...

damn you, Collins

Steve Sax said...

Paco gets taken deep, it's 4-3 LA

Steve Sax said...

That ball was a no doubter

Fred's Brim said...

i have a terrible feeling about this

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: 13th inning, I assume

karen said...

Getting a sinking feeling here.

Steve Sax said...

Look, we shouldn't have won last night, and we got the win. So we are still playing with house money here

Paul said...

Paco looks no Bueno.

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit, Paco, now's not the time to be gunshy.

Paul said...

I don't think Beli will do much better.

BJ Killeen said...

Arggh

karen said...

Donnie bringing in Belisario. Now I'm really feeling sick.

Paul said...

Wow. Thank the stars

BJ Killeen said...

No KJ no win

BJ Killeen said...

@sax. I hope not

Paul said...

Maybe some Geico.

Steve Sax said...

MICHAEL YOUNG GETS A HIT

Steve Sax said...

Runners on second and third with two out for Dre

Paul said...

Another nice night by Dre Hope he finishes it up.

Steve Sax said...

Wacky walk for Ethier...Punto couldn't score on the WP ball four

Steve Sax said...

6-3 Jays, top 6

Steve Sax said...

3-0 count to Mellis

Steve Sax said...

3-1

Steve Sax said...

HE DROPPED THE BALL!!!

karen said...

I'm sooo happy that Cargo is not in left.

Steve Sax said...

Culberson E-7 scores three runs for the Dodgers.

7-3 LA

BJ Killeen said...

Saweet!

Steve Sax said...

@BJ, you might be able to actually go to sleep now

On the other hand it's Coors field so maybe not

Steve Sax said...

That was a Matt Holliday-level biff there

BJ Killeen said...

This is Hollywood shit, folks. It will be like this all the way to the end.

Steve Sax said...

Belisario scary again. One-out single to Rosario. And here's Helton.

BJ Killeen said...

Can't sleep till its over

karen said...

They made that way to hard.

However, we win and get to make party.

BJ Killeen said...

Thanks boys! Bedtime.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!