Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Game 139 Thread: Sept. 4 @ Rockies, 5:30p

Edinson Volquez (9-10, 5.97) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (15-6, 3.33).

NL West Magic Number: 12

There are four players tied for first in the NL with 15 wins, and De La Rosa is one of them (along with the Pirates' Francisco Liriano, the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright, and the Nationals' Jordan Zimmerman; the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are tied for fifth with 14). Plus, the Rockies are salty and looking to salvage a win at home in their offensive-powered ballpark.

Sounds like the perfect setup for the debut of Edinson Volquez (as a Dodgers starter, that is)!

The career stats don't speak favorably for Volquez, either. His career win percentage in Sept/Oct is only .300 (6-14), by far his worst month. Volquez has a 1-4 record at Coors Field with an ERA of 8.39, by far his worst ballpark in the NL West. And, like many of the rest of us, Volquez suffers from a fear of the Rockies' mascot Dinger (or so it is alleged), ever since that unfortunate baby-eating incident on the Rockies' field.

Poor mom never saw the attack on her child coming

All the more reason why, in today's game, I expect Edinson to get lit up. (Yes, I know that's a bad pun, but I filament to do just that.)

Edison photo taken from CNN (uncredited); Dinger image swiped from here

53 comments:

Steve Sax said...

1.Hairston, LF
2.Punto, 2B
3.Ramirez, SS
4.Young, 1B
5.Van Slyke, RF
6.Ellis, C
7.Uribe, 3B
8.Schumaker, CF
9.Volquez, P

Steve Sax said...

No Crawford, no Puig, no Mellis, no Ethier, no A-Gon.

Good luck out there, Edinson!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

GE...what a shock Edinson should expect.

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs charges forward with the pun

Steve Sax said...

(gives Neeebs a plug)

Steve Sax said...

SD takes the lead on SF, 1-0 (B1)

Steve Sax said...

Arizona won in 10 innings today, 4-3.

Magic number stays at 12.

BJ Killeen said...

Where's the Greinke post? Don't be last with the good news!

Fred's Brim said...

This may be new to you Edinson, but

Gotta keep pitching

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Does Volquez drive a Volt?

karen said...

1 up for the good guys.

karen said...

I know I said this last night, but Volquez does not impress me. This is his 7th start THIS SEASON against Rox and he is 0-4.

karen said...

Volquez pitching as expected. Rox up 3-1 with no outs in second.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Sandoval: 3 jacks in San D

BJ Killeen said...

This dude sucks harder than my AC unit today.

BJ Killeen said...

Guess ill be going to bed early.

Fred's Brim said...

Do you think he make the trip to Cincinnati?

cmon man, you are pitching for your life here!

Fred's Brim said...

Of The Rose sure throws a lot of strikes

we can't lay off that low sweeping slider

Fred's Brim said...

Ed sure throws a lot of meatballs

Fred's Brim said...

he still gets it up to 93mph

Porter said...

So what's the deal with starting Volquez? Are they trying to give the rotation an extra day? Is Capuano on the bubble? Are they getting him ready for middle relief?

Fred's Brim said...

Volqswagon through 4 with 75 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

I was trying to figure that out too, @Porter. You would think if they were working on his mechanics or confidence, they would rather have Volq throw anywhere but Colorado. An starting in his old stadium would be better too

BJ Killeen said...

Sure, let's put on League cuz that will make things better

Fred's Brim said...

good eye, Juan

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Brandon, figure it out

Fred's Brim said...

UNACCEPTABLE

Fred's Brim said...

and he somehow gets out of it

BJ Killeen said...

Don is throwing this away. You can tell

Steve Sax said...

Volquez: four innings, four runs. Again, I don't know what this tells us, given it's in Coors Field. It certainly didn't look good, though.

Steve Sax said...

League still doesn't look good.

Steve Sax said...

Next up to pitch: Preston Mattingly

Fred's Brim said...

fuck the excuse me swing

Fred's Brim said...

4-2 bad guys

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, JP

Steve Sax said...

T7, Dodgers on first and second, 0 out, down 4-2. Mattingly puts in A-Gon.

Steve Sax said...

Take your time out there, Outman

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon Ks, pretty badly

Fred's Brim said...

Sheesh - bad at bat for AG

Steve Sax said...

Harry Jairston with a force at second, Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Men still at corners.

Fred's Brim said...

damndamndamn
we've been getting guys on, just can't push them around tonight

I need some bed. Sneak us a win, ladies and gents

Steve Sax said...

Marmol is crumbling before our eyes here

Steve Sax said...

From 4-2 to 7-2 in one blink of a Carlos Marmol (and it's not over)

Pride of Dong said...

This fucking team...

Steve Sax said...

crawford had a mighty bad K there

Steve Sax said...

(to be fair he's a PH)

Steve Sax said...

7-5, men at corners, two out for Puig

Steve Sax said...

Puig lays off ball 3, 3-1

Steve Sax said...

3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Lyons called it, Corpas came inside and Kd Puig

Steve Sax said...

7-5 through 7.5

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.