Monday, May 05, 2014

Game 33 Thread: May 5 @ Nationals, 4p

Google "Zimmermann", and this is what one gets*. Oh wait, there's a GT to write!

Zack Greinke (5-0, 2.04) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (2-1, 3.27).

We swept the Twins, and then flailed against the Fish. Our bullpen has provided a lot less support than the bikinis of the models up above.

But one of the few rocks we've had this season includes Zack Greinke, who is on such a roll (18 consecutive starts of 5+ innings with two runs or fewer), that the Dodgers don't want to interrupt his five-day cycle, even at the benefit of bringing ace Clayton Kershaw back. So Kershaw moves to Tuesday, and Zackster goes today.

Zimmermann won 19 as an All-Star last year, but this year has only two wins to show for his six starts, which includes a 1.2 IP performance against the Marlins (which the Nationals ended up winning). And though Zimmermann has gotten great run support from his team in his starts (9 and 10 runs in two separate outings), both he (and Greinke, for that matter) have to be tense about all those errors behind them (Washington's 27 errors have them slipping back to 26th in the majors, well behind the Dodgers' majors-leading 32 Es). Will today's session be a error-filled comedy on both sides? Or will Zimmermann be as relaxed as other Zimmermanns appear to be?

(*) if one looks really, really deep in the search results

61 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Steve Sax said...

Puig: out

Hideo Nomo said...

This was not what I was expecting when people projected Puig would hit a wall in his sophomore season.

Steve Sax said...

tweet that, Gnomes! -S

Orel said...

tweet THAT, Gnomes! -O

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Tweet that shit Gnomes!!! - stranger in a stange land

*My iphone auto correct changed shit to ahi!

Hideo Nomo said...

Come on, guys, I need SOME comment page exclusives.

Orel said...

I'm going to tweet that!

Hideo Nomo said...

Tweet THIS.

Orel said...

We should start signing our comments. -O

Steve Sax said...

we should start singing our comments.

-musically-inclined "Sax"

Orel said...

Under the sea... -O

Hideo Nomo said...

Was this a 4:05 start, or did we have four batters in under two minutes? -Hideo "Gnomes" Nomo, ESQ

Steve Sax said...

Two-out double by Hanley, and nothing to show for it.

0-0 through a half-inning.

karina said...

Épale everyone!

starting Aguilas catcher is starting for the Nats today

Steve Sax said...

No-out double by Denard Span. This is not good.

Orel said...

ugh

Steve Sax said...

And, just like that, we're down 2-0.

Steve Sax said...

SF is already up on PIT 2-0

Steve Sax said...

One-out single by a bearded LaRoche.

Orel said...

Too many pitches, Zack!

Steve Sax said...

2-0 Nats through two innings.

Orel said...

Zack at 41 pitches. Zimmermann at 46 and counting in the 3rd.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit! Hanley GIDP to end the third.

We need a break here

Steve Sax said...

I find MLB.com GameDay's Scout to be fucking annoying as hell. I've tried to turn it off but it keeps coming back, like a fungus.

So I'm going to start commenting on Scout's insipid comments.

Orel said...

Scout has plenty left in the tank, as it's noticed Sax is trying to ignore it.

Steve Sax said...

No out walk in the third to Anthony Rendon (?)

Pittsburgh has clawed back a run, 2-1 SF in the third.

Steve Sax said...

First and second, one out.

Steve Sax said...

Pittsburgh takes a 4-2 lead! So there's that.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp CS! Booooo

karina said...

Águilas boys always playing well against the Dodgers :(

Steve Sax said...

Andre Ks anyway.

Steve Sax said...

We have four outfielders.

Crawford: BA .207
Kemp: .237
Ethier: .244
Puig: out

This is one sorry outfield. Even with an extra guy.

karina said...

@Sax it's only May and they can and will do better

Orel said...

It's a tarp!

karina said...

@Orel wish you tweet it so I can favorite it

Orel said...

Like Gnomes said, we need some comment page exclusives.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Anybody here got a score? My gameday is all frozed up!

Steve Sax said...

Pirates up 8-2 over the Giants.

Steve Sax said...

@DBT: looks like it's a rain delay

Steve Sax said...

In SF: Petit chased after 4.1 IP, 8 ER. 9 H, 3 BBs. Hopefully he is still reeling when we see him later this week.

Steve Sax said...

8-4 PIT. One out in the top of the sixth.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Thx Sax

Steve Sax said...

holy cow, pittsburgh is giving it all back. 8-6 Pirates.

Steve Sax said...

And, it's 8-7

Steve Sax said...

8-7 and the pirates finally escape. criminy.

Steve Sax said...

Pirates add one in the bottom of the 6th, so it's 9-7.

SF threatening in the top of the seventh, two on and one out

Steve Sax said...

9-8 Pittsburgh, two RISP with one out. I gotta stop watching this game.

Steve Sax said...

And...the giants have tied it at 9 at the seventh inning stretch. DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

is it still raining in DC?

Steve Sax said...

Pittsburgh takes the lead in the bottom of the eighth, but SF ties it back in the top of the ninth.

10-10

Steve Sax said...

still waiting

Steve Sax said...

this isn't going to stop, is it?

karina said...

They posted on Instagram that game will resume at 8:40 pm PT. Also, they posted Uribe dancing J-Lo's "I Luh Ya papi"

Steve Sax said...

thanks Karina!

Steve Sax said...

And there goes Greinke's streak of starts with 5+ innings... we could blame it on the rain, but not really.

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for League.

2-0 WSH through four.

Steve Sax said...

three up three down

Steve Sax said...

This is league's test.

Hairston with a leadoff single in B5. Is Jerry Hairston happy, or sad?

Steve Sax said...

denard span with a single as well.... none out

Hideo Nomo said...

Near miss on a triple play, or so I heard.