Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Game 22 Thread: April 23 vs. Phils, 7p

Cue "Yakety Sax."

Zack Greinke (3-0, 2.42) vs. Cole Hamels (first start of season).

Aw, we have to play these guys agaaaaaain? If it weren't for the 5-18 Diamondbacks, the Dodgers' record would be as ugly as their defense. Tonight, our ace (non-Kershaw division) attempts to restore sanity in Chavez Ravine against the dashing Hamels, who's recovering from biceps tendinitis.

It's a weekday night at Dodger Stadium, so expect more snarky attendance-related tweets from Dylan Hernandez, more griping about not being able to watch the Dodgers on TV, and NO ERREORS.

photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

79 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

wonderful, another lefty

Fred's Brim said...

I wish we could give Hanley a break. I know he won't come out but if he's still hitting poorly by this weekend, I would sit him Sunday, then again for some of the cold-ass games in Minnesota

Dusty Baker said...

Even wearing my Hanley tee to the Yard last night did not help him out of his funk.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig RF
Ethier LF
Ramirez SS
Kemp CF
Van Slyke 1B
Uribe 3B
Turner 2B
Butera C
Greinke P

karen said...

Epale All

Maybe our team will show up tonite and start working towards a split here.

Hideo Nomo said...

This lineup might just be weird enough to work!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I need a pirate site. Can u help a brother out?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

We need a real back-up catcher.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What up-fuckery can we expect tonight?

Hideo Nomo said...

Yo, Neeebsy! Give strikeout.co a try.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

On it

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Website not available or down

Alex Cora said...

We win tonight only because SF already won. We seem to mirror those guys for the last week.

Hideo Nomo said...

Damn. That's the only one I know. Lemme check with my nefarious contacts.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh wait, you guys ARE my nefarious contacts.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Wasn't nefarious Baalok' s spaceship in the Corbomite Manuever? #originalstartrek

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmm. It's working for me. Try this or this/

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez 43m

Did everyone stay home to watch this game on TV? pic.twitter.com/Yp3fL5FG31

Franklin Stubbs said...

Vinny's got a man-crush on Hamels tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Note from Mrs Dusty:

"I FUCKING HATE COLE HAMELS. Why is Vinny so in love with that asshole?!!"

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

karina said...

├ępale everyone!

I want to have a word with Vinny about geographically unacceptable

Dusty Baker said...

STEINERED!

Dusty Baker said...

HAHAHA! Great entry point for you re GU, Karina!

karina said...

@Orel

that's what happens when they are an unacceptable team against Giants and Phillies

Orel said...

Unacceptable is right, Karina! 1-1 tie now.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Karina. Take away the wins over Dbags, and we ain't beating anyone very good these days.

Nonetheless, I will be back out there tomorrow night.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm Vin-less. Can anyone give me context on the G.U. thing?

Dusty Baker said...

Vin was talking about terming a potential girl to date as "GU - geographically unacceptable" if it were going to be a long distance relationship type thing.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Piss

karina said...

@Dusty Baker like true fans do, for the better or the worse with the team

Franklin Stubbs said...

More love notes to Cole, but it's Vin, so I can't get my balls too tangled up over it.

karina said...

Vin still talks about Hamels even when he's not pitching

karina said...

Of course Galvis is due for serious damage. I can tell, he's one of my boys :(

Hideo Nomo said...

He is damn handsome.

Dusty Baker said...

I want the Dodgers to win this baseball game.

Dusty Baker said...

I've got an idea. Let's just start a Cole Hamels blog and report Cole ham els news on that blog?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dreamy

Franklin Stubbs said...

I just want a game that i don't walk out of the room in disgust on before the end.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes!

Dusty Baker said...

Hamels' first walk of the game was to Greinke. Greinke's first hit allowed was to Hamels.

Dusty Baker said...

Si!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jawohl, mein Herr!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take it, but defensive hijinks best not ensue.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Orel said...

Is Kemp OK?

Dusty Baker said...

Is it Kemp or Puig who is favoring a leg? Couldn't hear what Steiner was getting at.

Dusty Baker said...

Way to go, Hanley!

Dusty Baker said...

RISP, RISP, RISP!

Dusty Baker said...

Just read that Bills has had a setback. Will we ever see His Thighness is a Dodger uni again?

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, leadoff double and can't score him

Hideo Nomo said...

Steiner just Steinered a strikeout.

Orel said...

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Hideo Nomo said...

DB, I think we'll see Chadley again, just not on the early side. Oddly enough, tomorrow is the anniversary of his TJ. I think realistically he'll be back in June.

Dusty Baker said...

Hope you're right, Nomo-san.

Maybe it's just the Diet Coke talking, but something is starting to seem Scott Elbert-sy about the Billingsley narrative.

karina said...

@Dusty I find your lack of faith disturbing

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, maybe if he hadn't done all that weird shit to his elbow BEFORE the surgery, he'd be back by now.

Dusty Baker said...

We'll see, Karina. We'll see.

Wait, weren't you just praising my faith a few minutes ago?

(cries)

karina said...

Sometimes I wish we could have Greinke hitting in every game

karina said...

Yasiel knows triple!

Dusty Baker said...

Greinker double, Puig triple, we're in business.

Dusty Baker said...

Stubbs knows Tripel.

Steve Sax said...

That was a huge RBI from Puig. Way to go! 3-1

Orel said...

Rockets lose! Down 2-0!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*Tipples*

BJ Killeen said...

Puig gotta grow up. Starting to wonder if he's more trouble then he's worth. Greinke should have bowed out gracefully. Every game he's given up a homer.

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

What did Puig do? Other than the two key RBI?

karina said...

TE VEO

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Torre will go to Kenley Janson in the 9th.

Dusty Baker said...

HanRammed!!!!

Orel said...

Hanley!

Hideo Nomo said...

BJ, respectfully disagree re: Puig.

karina said...

we make party!

BJ Killeen said...

Needed that win

BJ Killeen said...

Puig: flipping bat at plate when it wasn't a homer, running into Matt in outfield

Dusty Baker said...

I'm firmly in the IDGAS (I don't give a shit) re bat flips camp.

We should be equally as mad at Crawford/Hanley for running into each other last night, then, to be sure.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

IDGAS re: bat flips tambien.
IDoGAS 're: missed cutoff. One hand catches. Bad base running.

Orel said...

PGTUP!

Dusty Baker said...

Agreed, Neeebs.