Sunday, May 04, 2014

Game 32 Thread: May 4 @ Marlins, 10a

Ah, he's just a mama's boy!

Stephen Fife (0-0, -.--) vs. Jose Fernandez (4-1, 1.59).

The Dodgers aren't the only team with an energetic Cuban. Today they face the red-hot Fernandez. How good is he? From ESPN Stats & Info:

The 1.00 [home] ERA is the lowest for a pitcher in his first 19 career home starts in the last 100 years. The previous low was Vida Blue’s 1.28 (1969 to 1971).

And this from Jayson Stark:

Fernandez actually had a higher batting average last season (.220) than the hitters who faced him (.182). But as that shouting match with [Brian] McCann last year illustrated, Fernandez's flamboyance has been known to light an occasional fire in the other dugout. So his teammates often have some explaining to do -- that their ace doesn't mean any harm. He merely has only one speed on his transmission.

So, I'm not confident about today's game — but you never know what might happen. That's why they play the games, as they say.

photo by Pedro Portal/Miami Herald

105 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

how about we win this series?

Dusty Baker said...

Fife tha di-dawg back up in dis bish.

Fred's Brim said...

Gordon 2B
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Butera C
Fife P

Fred's Brim said...

guaranteed loss today, reasons in order of impact:
I am watching the game
I posted the lineup
Our defense
Our bullpen
Fife vs Fernandez

Dusty Baker said...

Word on Kenley?

karen said...

Fernandez 12-0 at home. Loss number 1 being served up today.

Fred's Brim said...

narsty

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley trying to injure someone else for a change

Dusty Baker said...

I just can't believe so many of us can't see the games. It's altering my mood. I'd be somewhat less grumpy with video.

Dusty Baker said...

Star Wars music in the Yard. Awesome on this May the Fourth.

karen said...

DB...If Fernandez is as good as they say he is, maybe its best not to see it.

Dusty Baker said...

Good point, Karen. But it sounds like there may be a fight brewing in today's game, so I definitely want to see that.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah who knew that Stanton guy could hit it far?

Fred's Brim said...

well that'll about do it

karen said...

^Plus, you know we're going to have to look at our bullpen.

...and Stanton just jacks one off Barney.

Fred's Brim said...

Free Taco Bell today

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Buttermilk biscuits free today!

Fred's Brim said...

@Db had to look that one up. Have to admit I don't know my Mix-a-Lot as well as I should

Fred's Brim said...

nice try, Hanley

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Finally, I found a soft spot in your hip-hop knowledge underbelly!

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with it, Fifer

Dusty Baker said...

Way to work that count, Butera.

Dusty Baker said...

A walk feels like a big victory.

Fred's Brim said...

I missed a lot of that west coast stuff (apart of indie stuff), guys like Too-$hort, Mix, Quik, even Spice 1 and AMG. They were on my radar but I never went all in on them. I have caught up on some of it over the years but there are definitely embarassing gaps

Orel said...

Things getting chippy?

Fred's Brim said...

Puig should have been running on that, should have scored

Orel said...

A run???

Fred's Brim said...

Passed ball in our favor for once!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Understood. Yeah go back and check some of that...puts some important pieces into place.

Because this is CRITICAL.

Dusty Baker said...

There goes a no hitter you whiny little bitch Fernandez.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel I haven't noticed any but there's probably always some with Fernandez out there

Orel said...

Something on Twitter about a Hanley staredown.

Fred's Brim said...

Dusty's always a little chippy, especially when his beer is warm

Fred's Brim said...

it's a sling, Charley, not a slingshot

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Fifer

Dusty Baker said...

Haven't opened a beer yet, so I'm very chippy.

However, a Cadillac is on the horizon very soon.

Fred's Brim said...

6 pitches? nice patience, boys

Fred's Brim said...

"Cadillac on the Horizon" sounds like a good title for your autobiography

karen said...

Braves suck. Bring Bobby Cox back.

Fred's Brim said...

Fifer going down and in to lefties. That's gonna bit him the arse at some point

Fred's Brim said...

^bite

Fred's Brim said...

Garret Jones, the east-coast version of Paul Goldschmidt

Fred's Brim said...

and he gets out of it

Dusty Baker said...

Heh, Cadillac on the Horizon. Nice one. Now I just have to actually do something to merit an autobiography.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Fernandez hurt? Good. Stare at him, Hanley.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

oops

karen said...

Well shit.

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh, Uribe hurt himself on that play

Fred's Brim said...

fer fucksake

karen said...

I knew I was starting to feel too good about Fife.

Fred's Brim said...

now that was a spicy meatball he threw

karen said...

I'm in a bad mood and this Fernandez piece of shit ain't helping it none.

karen said...

CC ties the game. Mood improving.

Fred's Brim said...

excellent

Orel said...

Suddenly Crawdaddy!

Fred's Brim said...

Butera with no chance, at least he took a few pitches

karen said...

Well that didn't last long. Mood shitty again.

Fred's Brim said...

you son of a c

karen said...

FB...I couldn't have said it better myself.

Fred's Brim said...

I was trying to figure out how Fife seems to struggle in AAA but somehow does well in his chances in the majors

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with it, Dee

Dusty Baker said...

If AtBat were any farther behind, it would be Donald Sterling's views on race.

Dusty Baker said...

A comment re Butera a minute ago never got posted. Please officially note my disdain for his lack of hitting prowess.

karen said...

DB...Hehehe

Orel said...

Oh yeah, that Stanton guy is pretty good too.

Fred's Brim said...

ahh, I nearly forgot about our horrid defense. Thanks for reminding me, Hanley

Fred's Brim said...

is there any way we can tie this up again? I feel like we've run through our chances

Orel said...

Not a QualityStart™ but decent work from Fife-ty Cent.

Fred's Brim said...

good hustle, Fifer

karen said...

FB...If Karina were here she'd say its not over yet. So I'll say it for her...No fat lady singing yet.

*silently prays*

Fred's Brim said...

Puig learned a lesson, that's nice to see

Fred's Brim said...

and then he's standing on first, facing Davey Lopes, as the next pitch is thrown, lovely

Fred's Brim said...

now is not the time to be walking dudes, dude

Fred's Brim said...

Reed Johnson sighting

Fred's Brim said...

fuck
unacceptable

karen said...

Fife did a pretty good job until 7th. Now pen coming in. Time to sacrifice a chicken.

Fred's Brim said...

I guess that's how Fife has an ERA of 7 in ABQ. When JP lets one of these guys in, he'll be right on pace

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, Urbie

karen said...

Stanton up. Hold your breath.

Fred's Brim said...

Charley guarantees another homer for Stanton today

karen said...

Got him looking!!!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, nice work JP

Orel said...

Nice job, J.P.!

Fred's Brim said...

damn, AG donked that one but in the wrong place

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Jamey

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Chonie

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Dre and terrible fielding!

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah that uppity little commie shit doesn't get the win!

Fred's Brim said...

oh Dee

Fred's Brim said...

fudge, I thought that was going to sneak through
he was out though

Fred's Brim said...

this'll get overturned
2 outs, first and third
can we get Dre home?

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho!

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, take a pitch

Fred's Brim said...

it pains me to say this but let's get this to extra innings

Fred's Brim said...

this smells like a ton of trouble

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

FB surly

Fred's Brim said...

one-fucking-hundred

Dusty Baker said...

Man did AtBat fuck that up. They had the guy who scored the winning run flying out softly. Insult to injury for those of us who can't watch.

Fuck everyone in the world except us.

Fred's Brim said...

laters, everyone
DB, have a Caddy for me

Orel said...

LIVE BREATHE BLEW

Dusty Baker said...

Dry. Heave. Blew.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up