Monday, September 16, 2013

Game 150 Thread: Sept 16 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (13.6, 3.07) vs. Trevor Cahill (6-10, 4.22).

The Dodgers just dropped their last three games, to the lowly Giants no less. Magic number sits at four. Yasiel Puig (who made the final out of yesterday's game, a PH groundout with the bases juiced) is out, for one or maybe three weeks, adding to a lengthening list of Dodger position players needing rest (Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp). [UPDATE 4:07p: So much for resting Puig: he's in, batting cleanup; however all four of the others are absent from tonight's starting lineup.]

But if we can even split this series with Arizona, it's all over. Stay thirsty, my friends!

Good men through the ages,
Tried to find the sun;
And I wonder, still I wonder,
Hyun will stop the rain?

Dodgers tickets

168 comments:

BJ Killeen said...

Puig in the lineup

Paul said...

It might feel good
It might sound a lil somethin
But Damn the game
If it don't mean nuttin

Steve Sax said...

Punto, SS
Ellis, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Puig, RF
Ellis, C
Schumaker, CF
Uribe, 3B
Buss, LF
Ryu, P

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gotta stop itching

Hideo Nomo said...

Kemp may be used as a pinch hitter. Hanley's feeling better too.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta keep pitching

Steve Sax said...

Won't be here for the first couple of innings, so let's go, Dodgers!

spank said...

gotta keep pitching

Steve Sax said...

Monday bringing up that Ryu gave up 10 hits

Steve Sax said...

(In his last outing. Vs AZ)

Steve Sax said...

Buss on the pre-game interview. He's gonna love that Croton watch!

Steve Sax said...

Matt kemp, like a Wonder Twin power: ACTIVATED

(But not starting)

Pride of Dong said...

On the recliner, with a little Fernando in my lap!

BJ Killeen said...

Poor Punto. It appears his legs give out every time he gets close to first base.

Fred's Brim said...

i don't understand

Fred's Brim said...

how the hell can he keep doing this to us?

Fred's Brim said...

godDAMMIT

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta stop sucking.

Fred's Brim said...

it feels like we're never gonna win another game. we can't keep pitching like garbage

Fred's Brim said...

of course the ball we hit well is caught

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, we're already down by two and it's the top of the second?!

Fred's Brim said...

uhh i'm gonna guess and say that the ball will be low and probably sinking. Maybe look for it in that area, or better yet, lay off it

Fred's Brim said...

if you are going to give him that pitch, this game is over

Fred's Brim said...

i need to stop watching, I am not helping in any way

Steve Sax said...

2-0 AZ through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Gotta keep watching

Steve Sax said...

Parra fouls one off his shin, injury delay.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu gets Owings to K on a full count

Steve Sax said...

Ryu got Parra swinging as well

Fred's Brim said...

Good inning, kid

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, this is killing me

Steve Sax said...

AZ up 2-0 through 2 full

Steve Sax said...

@FB: You're killing me, Larry

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Your mattress is FREEEEEEEEEEE

Steve Sax said...

Ryu working the full count here, in the leadoff slot of the third inning

Steve Sax said...

...and, he Ks. That's bad. But he drives up the pitch count! That's good.

Fred's Brim said...

That's that, mattress man!

Steve Sax said...

Punto makes the second out.

Steve Sax said...

And, we go 1-2-3.

2-0 through 2.5.

Fred's Brim said...

what's wrong with us vs the NL West? Our brains are broken vs these scrubs.
Can we get 2-3 wins over the next 2 weeks? Are we counting on Az losing 3-4 times?

Steve Sax said...

@FB: What do you use to watch the Dodgers? MLB.tv? Do you beam to your television, or just use the computer?

I need to know!!!

Steve Sax said...

Nice comebacker for Ryu for out #1.

Fred's Brim said...

I think that 6-homer game screwed us up. It feels like we haven't hit a ball hard since then

Steve Sax said...

That Dodgers Snuggie looks god-awful. That's what's gotta be jinxing us.

Paul said...

We turned back into a pumpkin.

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, a little of both. I have a premium MLB.tv account so I'll watch on my computer when Mrs. FB is watching her stories and I'll watch on the TV via Roku when Mrs FB decides to go to bed and I stay up to watch west coast games. And I will watch on my phone every once in a while

Steve Sax said...

Nice third inning for Ryu

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, kid!

Steve Sax said...

Roku. Interesting.

Not apple tv?

Paul said...

Booooooo!

Fred's Brim said...

at what point did that look like it would be in the strike zone?

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 fourth inning. boo.

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy: naw, we're not really an apple household. Roku does just fine showing MLB and Netflix

Paul said...

AJ is a great backup catcher.

Fred's Brim said...

time for some beers

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul I am still glad we never got AJ Pierzynski

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Hit us with your email if you get a chance...

Paul said...

Yeah FB. That guy is a jerk.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: regarding AJ, what do you think happened? He was an OBP machine last year. Now he needs some oil.

Fred's Brim said...

pay tribute to Neeebs' mom

Steve Sax said...

Buss with a fly out in left field!

Steve Sax said...

Or, to put another way:

Buss: A move!

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, kid!

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy agreed on AJ - he definitely doesn't walk as much. I wonder how much is pitchers actually pitching to him because he's not a dangerous hitter and takes a lot and how much is pressure he feels (from the team or competition) to "hit", that he needs to show more value as a bat swinger.

and answer sent!

Fred's Brim said...

cripes, no goddamn luck

Fred's Brim said...

take more pitches, you assholes!

Fred's Brim said...

what was the preseason prediction for us? 90 wins?

Steve Sax said...

another 1-2-3 inning.

what the hell happened to our bats?

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Nick, take that on the knee

Paul said...

He has always been a decent hitter. I'm hoping it is just a year with some really bad stretches and he will rebound. Hopefully in October.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 7:50p: our preseason prediction was to hold on 86 wins for like a week and a half, apparently

Steve Sax said...

Lots of Dodger fans in the crowd.

Maybe one of them can swing a bat?

Paul said...

So when do I start getting nervous about an epic collapse? Guess the D bags have to go on run also. That can't happen.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul me too. I am hoping we can play a little of the underdog role and play with the pressure off

Fred's Brim said...

I also hope we can qualify to play in the playoffs

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul September 13th

Fred's Brim said...

steroids ruined the career of Matt Williams
plus being an arse

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for the Snakes. Last four innings have gone quick for both teams.

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, HJ!

Now let's help him out!

BJ Killeen said...

Who's Mark Hill, Vin? Medicine time

Fred's Brim said...

patient at-bats, maybe a walk or two, and wait for a meatball!

Fred's Brim said...

that's a start!

Steve Sax said...

Finally, something something!

Ryu walks on six pitches. Punto nails one to center, over Pollock's head. (Ryu waited a bit around second base, otherwise he might have scored.)

Second and third, none out.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Nicholas!

Fred's Brim said...

Ryu is all in after that 180 feet of running

Steve Sax said...

Cahill gives Mellis a four-pitch walk.

Fred's Brim said...

to be fair he rounded the turn at second a little bit so maybe 190 feet

Paul said...

I remember Matt Williams crying at the Giants rally after they were knocked out by the Dodgers in 1993. Then saying line drives were coming at the dodger pitchers next year. What an idiot.

BJ Killeen said...

Please baseball Gods. We need you now

Fred's Brim said...

mmm tasty walks

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul I remember laughing at that too. He was so mad

BJ Killeen said...

HR HR HR HR HR HR
thinking positive thoughts.

Steve Sax said...

Long fly ball, but Ryu doesn't come home. 1 out. A-Gon needed a bit more boost.

BJ Killeen said...

I hate our coaches

Steve Sax said...

3-1 to Puig. Come on, Yasiel!

Hideo Nomo said...

Not a long enough fly ball for a fat pitcher to score, you guys.

Steve Sax said...

Way to take the walk, Yasiel. VERY mature!

#FernandezIsIdle

Hideo Nomo said...

Makes AGon swinging at the first pitch even worse.

Steve Sax said...

AJ, here's your chance to bag on Paul

Steve Sax said...

Gibby yanking Cahill pretty quick here...

BJ Killeen said...

A walk's as good as a run to a blind horse

Steve Sax said...

Gibby may be calling this like a playoff game, but the sparse crowd in Chase Field says it's not the playoffs.

Or, there's a special tonight at Denny's.

Fred's Brim said...

i haven't said this in a long time but I'll take it

BJ Killeen said...

Just one base hill Ajellis. Not asking for a GS. Just get one base hit.

Steve Sax said...

@BJ 8:10p: +1. That's pretty funny.

Steve Sax said...

Or a base hill.

Steve Sax said...

All we need is ONE PIN, Rodney

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax Denny's Grand Slam?

Paul said...

Usually when I bag on AJ he does good.

Paul said...

Guess not.

Steve Sax said...

AJEllis Ks. Badly.

Steve Sax said...

He looked beaten even before that pitch left the hand.

Paul said...

Get a hit Skipper.

Steve Sax said...

Okay Skippy, a walk is also good here

Steve Sax said...

Or a wild pitch. (2-0 count)

Steve Sax said...

Josh Collmenter's eyes look almost as wide as Jamey Carroll's

Steve Sax said...

And that's scary

Paul said...

2-2. Skipster. That was ball 3.

Steve Sax said...

Skippy fouling them off, but it's 2-2.

I sense a Ks.

Steve Sax said...

^ K

Paul said...

That was ball 4.

Steve Sax said...

3-2 count

Paul said...

Ducks on the bond and they are flying.

Steve Sax said...

This is your postseason roster berth, Skip

Paul said...

What does that mean? That doesn't make sense. I need a beer.

Paul said...

Boooooo!

Steve Sax said...

Shattered bat, but 4-3 ground out for Skipster.

BOOOOOOOOO

2-1 AZ through 5.5

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, I needed that second run. Now I need a beer.

BJ Killeen said...

Arrgggggh!

BJ Killeen said...

Switching to PBS. Got slow the boiling blood and prolong the life of the TV set

Steve Sax said...

Steelers down to Cincy, 20-10 in the 4th

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Is Downtown Abbey S3 on or something?

Fred's Brim said...

OK we broke the seal. Keep them at 2, HJ

Steve Sax said...

With this new Dodgers team, I feel like we've got once chance to score, and that's it

Fred's Brim said...

Great job, HJ

Fred's Brim said...

take your time, Juan

Paul said...

Well this season has been unique.

Fred's Brim said...

I am hoping we get another chance tonight, one where Matty can pinch hit

Fred's Brim said...

Beat LA has made it to Arizona? Good for them

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great cover, HJ!

Fred's Brim said...

yes, nice work, Marcus

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Dee, don't get thrown out!

Fred's Brim said...

cripes, that was close

Fred's Brim said...

Dee's gonna get picked off

Fred's Brim said...

Cracking Sixpoint Resin number 2

Paul said...

Fuck!

BJ Killeen said...

I'm going to my happy place where no one can hurt me

Paul said...

This is painful.

BJ Killeen said...

Guess we don't want this bad enough

Fred's Brim said...

could see that coming an inning away

Fred's Brim said...

at least we have the bottom of the order coming up in the 9th

Paul said...

Let us play how do we screw this up.

BJ Killeen said...

Fuck Donnie. Your best hitter bunting? Fuck no

Paul said...

That is how. We have Uribe try and bunt.

BJ Killeen said...

Fire that jerk now

Paul said...

Get a hit Matty!

BJ Killeen said...

How much is Donnie getting to throw the season?

BJ Killeen said...

This Hail Mary is not coaching

Paul said...

Nice work boys.

Steve Sax said...

Yep, that was it.

Fred's Brim said...

that was not good

Fred's Brim said...

Matty's stance is all fucked up

Paul said...

So is his head.

Fred's Brim said...

did anybody else notice that? He was all weird angles, like an exaggerated version of his stance, like how that batting stance guy would do it

Fred's Brim said...

So it's time to look at the Az schedule. After us they go to floody Colorado, then to SD, then home for the Nats.
I think we somehow win one of these, then we win one against SD and Colorado musters one win against AZ. Then Donnie can play the really awful lineups

Fred's Brim said...

FB sad
stop making me sad

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up.

I'm getting hammered.

Who's with me?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, just finishing my second 9.1% beer