Friday, May 02, 2014

Game 30 Thread: May 2 @ Marlins, 4p

Beckett, by Carl Köhler

Josh Beckett (0-0, 2.45) vs. Tom Koehler (2-2, 2.97).

One might say that Beckett has been waiting for his first win of the year, in all four of his other starts. But if Beckett can replicate his last start, an eight-inning, 2 ER outing, the Dodgers could certainly use that shot in the arm now. The bullpen, gassed after a doubleheader (and extra-inning game, in which Kenley Jansen, who leads the league with 18 appearances, threw a season-high 34 pitches), needs a rest. So if Beckett can keep that left-center-field monstrosity of Marlins Park from going off, while pitching deep into Friday's game, it would be awesome.

The Dodgers snagged a hard-earned series sweep in Minnesota. But the Marlins are coming off a sweep themselves, over the Braves (now reeling, the Braves of course face the Giants this weekend). The Dodgers enter the weekend a half-game out of first place and a half-game ahead of the Rockies (who host the Mets this weekend). Lots to watch. Let's go, Blue!

45 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 4
Puig 9
Ramirez 6
Gonzalez 3
Ethier 8
Olivo 2
Crawford 7
Figgins 5
Beckett 1

Hideo Nomo said...

Roster weirdness happening, evidenced by the return of Figgins.

Orel said...

Episode VI: Return of the Figgins

rbnlaw said...

Look, he's brought us a Figgins pudding.


*eww*

Orel said...

Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick 2m

Rtu will be DL with shoulder issue.

Hideo Nomo said...

Poor Rtu.

rbnlaw said...

Same to Rtu!

Orel said...

R5-Dee4?

rbnlaw said...

I know that Nomes is all geeked up for tomorrow.

Orel said...

I know that Nomes is all geeked up.

Hideo Nomo said...

GEEK MODE DON'T CARE.

Orel said...

GEEK MODE 24/7

rbnlaw said...

I do miss this place.

Orel said...

So do I.

Hideo Nomo said...

When should we do SoSG Fest, and who can bring their laptop so we can all gather around Gameday?

Hideo Nomo said...

Have we all given up on getting SportsNet LA? I know I don't even check for news anymore. The movement has lost steam, for sure.

Even TWC's ads are saying they're "the only place to see the Dodgers."

Orel said...

I am resigned to no Dodgers of TV this season.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's weird, man, and I don't like it.

Even though my IP address somehow isn't affected by the MLB.tv blackout, MLB.tv always works like shit for me. So, I usually end up turning it off in frustration.

karen said...

We miss you guys here too. Its just not the same with so many of us not here.

rbnlaw said...

I'll bring my laptop and a TWC password, and we'll hack the shit out of a broadcast.

I've got a connection or two.

rbnlaw said...

Or we convince Dusty's local to get TWC. . .


wait, Lamppost Pizza in Fountain Valley has TWC on 2 TV's just for Dodger games. We can have SOSG fest there and my wife will let me attend.

(Full disclosure: decent beers on tap; Stone, Sammy, Newcastle, a Mexican beer, guy that calls me Bill*)


*Simpsons reference

Steve Sax said...

I've got the mlb.tv thing working on my end. It's patchy, but okay.

karen said...

I'm hoping that getting The Kid back Monday is going to be the Puig like spark we got in June.

A girl can dream.

rbnlaw said...

It's official:

SOSG Fest 2014 will be at Sax's house.

BJ Killeen said...

I was gonna offer up Casa Killeen for the fete. We would be happy to sponsor another evening as well. Just let us know. 4 recliners, one 60-inch TV, and a Ninja blender. What else do ya need?

Orel said...

I'll be right over!

BJ Killeen said...

C'mon down! But we gotta go out at 7 pm.
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rbnlaw said...

So, looks like the boys left the offense in Mini Sota, eh?
Yah.



Love that new Fargo show, BTW.

Orel said...

So. We're losing to the Marlins.

Orel said...

I guess that was a "threat."

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hola ya'll.

A little jab at St. Louis courtesy of hockey fans. Because any time's a good time to say "fuck you" to St. Louis.

Sphincter puckered while Beckett pitches to Stanton. This has all the makings of a 500-foot homer.

Steve Sax said...

This Koehler faucet ain't dripping.

Dusty Baker said...

Where are we with this game now?

Hideo Nomo said...

We suuuuuuuuuck.

Even more than usual.

Steve Sax said...

Jose Dominguez, and the wheels fall off the wagon. 6-1 T8

Steve Sax said...

6-2. None out. Here comes the tease

Steve Sax said...

Giants over Braves 2-1, B7

Rox killing the Mets 6-1 in the third

Hideo Nomo said...

Marmol sucks more than us!

Steve Sax said...

LAD Chal

Dusty Baker said...

I just ordered a couple of shit sandwiches to be delivered. No tip.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is batting .205 now. What the hell.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp is a hot fucking mess. When I was watching him at the Yard the other day, I noticed he has absolutely no approach/plan when he steps in. So disgruntled to see what he's turned into.

rbnlaw said...

Made it to Lamppost in FV. Dodgers are on the tv, and I notice they have the #IneedmyDodgers in the corner of the screen.


What good does that do? They are a clueless bunch of sphincters, aren't they?

cc: Cliffy B.

Orel said...

PGTUP

rbnlaw said...

Shitnet LA advertisers include Super Beta Prostate.



It's like they're feeding us material.