Saturday, May 03, 2014

Game 31 Thread: May 3 @ Marlins, 4p

Paul Maholm (1-2, 4.74) vs. Jacob Turner (0-0, 7.50)

Catching up on baseball news this morning and reading about the Atlanta Braves, who just got swept by the Marlins, claiming that Marlins players were stealing signs. Belly aching about this is always the last refuge of sore losers. If you're not stealing signs, you're not giving your team all the tools to win. Shut up, Barves.

I have no idea who this Turner guy is, so true to form he will pitch a masterpiece today. According to the official preview, Turner has not pitched since April 3 because of a shoulder strain he acquired while taking BP. That seems like the thing that would happen to one of our own pitchers. Don't underestimate the Marlins' pitching, though. It's all been one way for them in their last nine starts at home, where they have a 1.16 ERA. Nothing a little A-Gon mash can't put a stop to.

We all knew yesterday's game was going to be a dead end after a strange week on the road, the cold weather, the double header, and late travel. But no excuses today boys. Get the job done and make it exciting so that those of us who will be listening on the radio will be able to experience the drama.

This will also serve as your LA Kings vs. Anaheim Mighty Dicks GT, too. Let's Go Kings!

photo stolen from here

52 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ethier LF
Uribe 3B
Olivo C
Maholm P

Dusty Baker said...

This lineup should bitch-slap these fish.

Dusty Baker said...

This will also serve as your Kentucky Derby GT. Come on, California Chrome! #CaliRepresent

Dusty Baker said...

This will NOT serve as your Clippers vs. Warriors GT. Fuck the Clippers!

cc: Spanky

Dusty Baker said...

Post Horse Jockey Odds
1 Vicar's In Trouble Rosie Napravnik 25-1
2 Harry's Holiday Corey Lanerie 50-1
3 Uncle Sigh Irad Ortiz Jr. 35-1
4 Danza Joe Bravo 8-1
5 California Chrome Victor Espinoza 21-10
6 Samraat Jose Ortiz 16-1
7 We Miss Artie Javier Castellano 33-1
8 General A Rod Joel Rosario 18-1
9 Vinceremos Joe Rococo Jr. 50-1
10 Wildcat Red Luis Saez 18-1
11 Hoppertunity (Scratched) N/A N/A
12 Dance With Fate Corey Nakatani 14-1
13 Chitu Martin Garcia 22-1
14 Medal Count Robby Albarado 22-1
15 Tapiture Ricardo Santana Jr. 20-1
16 Intense Holiday John Velazquez 12-1
17 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan 33-1
18 Candy Boy Gary Stevens 18-1
19 Ride On Curlin Calvin Borel 18-1
20 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh 8-1

Steve Sax said...

Sax (scratched)

Dusty Baker said...

Tommy's Nuts (scribbled)

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah, California horse!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Now let's go win a baseball game

karen said...

C'mon Hanley, shut these fuckers up.

karen said...

Not exactly what I had in mind.

Orel said...

Mighty Dicks!

karen said...

Juan knocks in Matty. 1 up Dodgers in 2nd.

Orel said...

Not so fast. Marlins tie it up in the bottom of the inning.

karen said...

What a play be Dee!! Look for this one on highlights tonite.

karen said...

Wow...Yasiel air mailed that one. 6-2 good guys in top of 4th.

Hideo Nomo said...

PUUUUUIIIIIIIIG.

BJ Killeen said...

Dee IS Superman

karina said...

Épale everyone!

*cries*

karen said...

Well fuck me. Wilson gives up the 3 run homer and we now have a 7-6 game.

Shit Shit Shit

Orel said...

Brian Wilson...bargain of the off-season.

karen said...

Epale Sistuh...You're just in time to see Wilson implode.

karen said...

If Brian truly is not hurt and just needs more work as he claims, this may be the death of us. How long before Donnie figures out what the rest of us already have??

karina said...

@karen I've been here all the time, just quiet because I have a final presentation AND a midterm next week, plus some drafting

*cries*

karen said...

Karina...Send our boys some of that good positive juju of yours to get us through the ninth!!

karina said...

WE MADE IT!

karina said...

repeat after me: we can totally win this game

Steve Sax said...

Can we please get a bullpen somewhere? This is insane.

karen said...

"We can totally win this game"

karina said...

we can still have a force play on 3rd, a double play, maybe

karen said...

Thank God for tat dude out in right with that cannon for an arm.

karina said...

did he forget he's a MLB pitcher?

karen said...

And a former closer at that.

karina said...

the bright side is we are not losing

karen said...

Karina...I know you're busy, are you up for xtras??? We need our Girl Power!!

karen said...

BJ...If you're out there, jump in anytime!!!

karina said...

I am here, sistah

karen said...

Oh Karina...Were you holding your breath too??

Orel said...

Kings & Ducks in OT.

karina said...

Good job! let's go boys, though we do need insurance

Orel said...

Crawdaddy! Not useless for once!

karen said...

You were due Carl...And boy did you come through.

Now we just need to survive our pen.

karen said...

Speed Kills Baby!!

Orel said...

Quick is nails! Impressive how he's rebounded since that seven-goal shellacking in the first round.

Orel said...

Dodgers take a 9-7 lead into the 11th. League in for his third (?) inning of work.

Orel said...

DODGERS WIN! KINGS WIN!

karen said...

We Win!!! A scary win, but a win.
Time to party!!

karina said...

!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

When we have to depend on Brandon League (who did get the win, to be fair), we are in trouble.

Cliff Beefpile said...

KINGS! DODGERS! Aaaaaaahhhh!

Steve Sax said...

Somebody put up a PGT! I need a drink.

Orel said...

PGTUP!