Monday, April 21, 2014

Game 20 Thread: April 21 vs. Phillies, 7p

Paul Maholm (0-1, 4.97) vs. Cliff Lee (2-2, 4.00).

Step right up to Cliff's Amusement Park, which has historically been full of nauseating moments for the Dodgers. Lee's career ERA of 1.70 (across seven games) is the third best among all opponents lifetime, behind only the Giants and the Phillies themselves. And the Phillies have been Dodger killers in recent years, particularly in the playoffs.

On the positive side, we've got Paul Maholm pitching. Just kidding! On the positive side, Lee has not gotten offensive support from his team this year; in his last outing, Lee walked one and struck out 13 over nine innings...but lost 1-0. According to MLB.com, Lee's 3.87 run support average since 2011 is the seventh lowest in baseball.

But we can still hope! Mattingly will likely be strategic in picking his horses from the Dodgers' outfield carousel. And Adrian Gonzalez, riding his 15-game hitting streak with a double yesterday, will still bring his dragon swing. I mean, it's been a roller-coaster year for the Dodgers already, but just think what would happen if yesterday's hero Yasiel Puig gets a load of a Cliff hanger.....and with that, I'll ask you to tune in for tonight's game.

54 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Puig RF
Turner 2B
Hanley SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Van Slyke LF
Uribe 3B
Federowicz C
Maholm P

Hideo Nomo said...

The #Dodgers today recalled Jose Dominguez and optioned Chone Figgins to @AbqTopes.

Huh?

BJ Killeen said...

Bye Chone, I'm sure we will see you again before the end of the season.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Wilson worse off than we're being told so bullpen help brought up? Or is our bullpen shittier than we're being told so bullpen help brought up?

Fred's Brim said...

I'm thinking Wilson's elbow is hanging on by whatever sutures are left from his TJ surgery

karen said...

Shit. 2 in for Phillies.

Orel said...

That didn't take long.

karen said...

Maholm pitching like a stud.

Not.

Fred's Brim said...

well that should about do it

Fred's Brim said...

Watching Maholm pitch is like stabbing your eyes with a rusty fork

Fred's Brim said...

how was that only 2 runs? Maholm should be in the 3rd inning after that

karen said...

Well that wasn't pretty.

karen said...

FB..."Watching Malholm pitch is like stabbing your eyes with a rusty fork"...Such a word master.

Fred's Brim said...

was that our last chance at a run?

Fred's Brim said...

way too many fly balls for Maholm

karen said...

BeastMode!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Glad they didn't review that

karen said...

BJ...I thought exactly the same thing.

Fred's Brim said...

this is going to be a long, quick game

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Hanley and his weird beard

karen said...

Why am I not surprised?

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus
too many fly balls

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walk

Fred's Brim said...

Chooch can go to hell.
He's one of those players that if we traded for him or signed him as a free agent, he'd be terrible

Fred's Brim said...

there are two outs, you ass. Finish this off and go take a shower

karen said...

Now we're snowballing.

BJ Killeen said...

Man that guy sucks all the way around

Fred's Brim said...

hahaha unreal

Fred's Brim said...

that was amazingly terrible
you could see it happen before it happened

Fred's Brim said...

he's gonna walk Lee now, isn't he?
or give up a 2-run double

Fred's Brim said...

and he was lucky to get that out

BJ Killeen said...

All we can do is wait for the pitching change for them. With League up, there goes 5 more runs.

karen said...

League in.

Now we're really in trouble.

BJ Killeen said...

Gnats lost to the Rox

Fred's Brim said...

League does well in low/no-leverage situations. Can Donny get another inning out of him?

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Brandon!

Orel said...

Let's turn League into a starter.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel I assume you mean a starter as in an appetizer?

Fred's Brim said...

why am I still watching this?

Dusty Baker said...

Why CAN'T I watch this?

Fred's Brim said...

gnite yall. Let's try to get to 5 hits before the game is over

Dusty Baker said...

I'm back home and on the transistor radio. Doesn't sound like I missed much whilst having dinner out and glancing down repeatedly at GameDay. Alternately put, looks like I missed what I needed to miss.

karen said...

DB...This way, your appetite wasn't ruined.

Dusty Baker said...

Nor is my thirst.

Dusty Baker said...

45

karen said...

Well, we all knew that was coming.

BJ Killeen said...

Thought about going tonight. Glad we did't!

Orel said...

So it appears we should trade for Carlos Ruiz.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

No, then Ruiz will immediately begin sucking and make us regret the ill-advised trade.

karen said...

It would be Andruw Jones all over again.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

(cries)

karen said...

Nighty night all.

Steve Sax said...

Well that sucked the big one.

Orel said...

PGTUP