Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Game 34 Thread: May 6 @ Nationals, 4p

Against Kershaw, do we expect to see the Nationals' Blake lively?

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.35) vs. Blake Treinen (0-0, 1.35).

All the talk today will be about the return of Clayton Kershaw to the Dodgers, who have struggled with a triple-A revolving door of talent while waiting for the ace's return of a six-week DL stint. Some savages would have you believe that the Dodgers' season is already lost. But I refuse to have accepted the Dodgers' mediocre 18-15 record as a portent of things to come (after all, last season's 42-8 tear came only after a 30-42 start, midway through June), and instead think that Kershaw's return, coupled with some timely slump-busting sports from [whomever in our outfield is healthy enough to play tonight], will be the talk of the town.

The Nationals call up Blake Treinan to the majors for his first career start today. He's given up two runs in 11.2 IP in Syracuse. Anecdotally, the Dodgers tend to struggle with pitchers we have not seen prior. So in a clutch situation with a hitter's count, coming off yesterday's shutout loss, it will be interesting to see if Mattingly gives the green lantern to swing for the fences. (My word, that was a painful setup.)

photo swiped from here

109 comments:

Jason said...

Today's TMZ gossip: girl friend and baby mama of Carl Crawford baby mama is demanding $15k-per-month in child support.

Orel said...

From a guy with a $142 million contract.

Jason said...

Same guy that is getting paid $15k-per-hit.

Orel said...

ONE HIT PER MONTH IS ALL I ASK

Steve Sax said...

But he doesn't play every day! If he did, it would easily be $14k/hit.

Jason said...

I just did the math, if Crawford's salary really was 15k per hit, he would need 1,400 hits to earn his annual salary.

Also, when did Baseball Reference the ability to adjust salary figures for inflation? Apparently Crawford is earning a mere $1,068,551 (in 1871 dollars).

BJ Killeen said...

Let's get this party started. I'm in Laramie, WY, so there's NOTHING else to do but sit here and cry if we give up runs.

BJ Killeen said...

CC

Fred's Brim said...

Baby get's a new gold-plated crib!

Fred's Brim said...

^ gets

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley's still hurt, isn't he?

Fred's Brim said...

it may have been explained already but what's the KC cross thingy on the back of the mound?

Fred's Brim said...

good inning for Clayton, a ground single for Werth but the others went down without much trouble

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Crawford LF
Ramirez SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Uribe 3B
Van Slyke 1B
Butera C
KERSHAW!!!! P

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a leadoff single

Fred's Brim said...

Dre follows with his own single to left center

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh, Uribe with a weak grounder to second resulting in a devil jumpup

BJ Killeen said...

Gotta stop this LOB

Fred's Brim said...

SVS with the slow grounder to third, 2 singles wasted

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe did his best to get runners off base

Fred's Brim said...

Scott Hairston with a leadoff single

Fred's Brim said...

Dre scoots over to get the pop into right foul territory

Fred's Brim said...

excellent - the devil jumps up on the next pitch, 6-4-3

Fred's Brim said...

There is crazy movement on Treinen's pitches, kinds looks like Kevin Brown or AJ Burnett

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton grounds to the pitcher, Dee pops out to foul left

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by CC, good inning for Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

no-out single for Rendon

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley gobbles up a grounder in the hole but Werth beats the throw

Fred's Brim said...

2 on, no out

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe ranges waaaay behind third in foul territory to get the LaRoche pop

Fred's Brim said...

Hairston goes down swinging for the second out, Desmond up, will really piss me off if Clayton can't get out of this

Fred's Brim said...

And Clayton gets him swinging on a nasty curveball

Fred's Brim said...

SVS can't handle the sweeping slider

Fred's Brim said...

and Butera flies to right center, not very deep

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton with his 6th K

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton left one up but Lobaton flies to left

Fred's Brim said...

and of course, Treinen singles to right

BJ Killeen said...

This game is TIGHT!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee kind of muffs the grounder from Span but he quickly recovers to bat it with his glove to Hanley who was standing on second

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Clayton works him to 3-2 before grounding back to the pitcher who then muffs the play

Fred's Brim said...

haha Dee with a chopper to LaRoche at first, he bobbles it thinking of going to second, then turns to toss to first but Dee beats it out, 1st and second, no outs

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, CC with a weak dribbler up the line and he beats it out. That's about 200 feet of rancho ardiendo

Fred's Brim said...

run(s)! Hanley slaps it softly to right to score Clayton, Rancho still Ardiendo

Fred's Brim said...

and Rat Williams pulls Treiner. He must be on a pitch count because there was nothing about this inning to make a Gameday Scout think he'd lost anything

karen said...

Oh Matty, no!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Ks

Fred's Brim said...

Dre praying for the walk

Fred's Brim said...

Dre tries to double us up but the can only get CC at second, 2-0 good guys, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe with the dunker to left, CC comes home, 3-0 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

SVS Ks
We never hit the ball hard once but we get 3 runs out of it

BJ Killeen said...

First inning I've liked in four games

Fred's Brim said...

Rendon with a leadoff single, Werth up. I wonder how long Donnie will stick with Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

and Clayton picks off Rendon
Williams thinks about appealing but decides against it

Fred's Brim said...

Werth pokes a grounder into right

Fred's Brim said...

LaRoche with a single to right, 1st and 2nd, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

Big K of Hairston

Fred's Brim said...

nasty hook gets him

Fred's Brim said...

and Clayton gets Desmond on 3 pitches, 8 Ks tonight

Fred's Brim said...

oh shit, Butera donks himself with a foul ball

karen said...

Butera manning up on that one.

Fred's Brim said...

and now Butera gets donked with a pitch on the elbow

Fred's Brim said...

Puig looking bored and/or angry in the dugout

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, Clayton with the bunt double play

Fred's Brim said...

he'll be kicking himself until his next at bat

Fred's Brim said...

Dee rips it into the right field gaps and nabs an easy triple. Sure wish that bunt has worked out

karen said...

Boy, Dee can fly.

Fred's Brim said...

oh lord, CC flies to left but Hairston flat-out drops it, Dee scores

karen said...

YES, YES, YES!!

karen said...

Nice to see the other team making the errors

Hideo Nomo said...

Somebody talked to Orel about the "us, we" stuff. He's still doing it, but he's awkwardly correcting himself when he does.

Fred's Brim said...

CC caught stealing but takes out Espinosa's legs

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, catch the damn ball

BJ Killeen said...

What's wrong with Orel saying us and we? He's a Dodger. He is we and us.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley makes up for it by starting the double play

karen said...

Boy, we've got some raunchy facial hair in our bullpen.

Fred's Brim said...

and Clayton gets Spann looking to end the 7th. he's got 9 Ks and has thrown 89 pitches

karen said...

It sure is good to have The Kid back.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley gets ahold of one to straightway center, 5-0 good guys

BJ Killeen said...

Sweet!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, the Nats are as bad as us/we in the field

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe pops up for the first out, Matty at second after a walk and Dre's 70 foot single

Fred's Brim said...

SVS pops to second

Fred's Brim said...

Butera salts this one away

BJ Killeen said...

Drew!!

Fred's Brim said...

8-0 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

and that's it for Clayton for the night. That's quite the return

Fred's Brim said...

Our bullpen is trying to kill our outfield

Fred's Brim said...

and my soul
8-1

Fred's Brim said...

Perez getting squeezed a little

Fred's Brim said...

but he's not helping himself

Fred's Brim said...

cripes, throw strikes, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

Perez comes back to strike out Espinosa

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, dummy!

Fred's Brim said...

ferfucksake, Dre shortarms a ball to right, 2 runs score
8-3

Fred's Brim said...

Donnie's gonna let Perez's arm fall off

Fred's Brim said...

unreal, another 4-pitch walk

Fred's Brim said...

and 34 pitches later, 48 of them balls, Perez is done

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey gets the third out

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley and CC with their third hits of the night

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley in? ummmm

Fred's Brim said...

Maybe Donnie is predicting we've got no chance tomorrow vs Strasburg

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley Ks Rendon

Fred's Brim said...

Matty snags Werth's liner to center, 2 outs

Steve Sax said...

Hey, we won a game! And SF lost!

Fred's Brim said...

Grounder to short finishes things out, Kenley with 9 pitches total

Fred's Brim said...

good game, yall
(blocks out memory of Chris Perez)

Dusty Baker said...

Holy shit did Chris Perez suck. I was listening on my way home and Kevin Kennedy was pretty much yelling out of the booth "Get him out of there!" though I doubt the dugout could hear since the booth is about 141 stories high at Nationals Park.

Steve Sax said...

Kevin Kennedy: 141 stories high for this game

you heard it here first

Dusty Baker said...

Epic finish in the Gnats v Pie-rats game. Walkoff triple+throwing error send runner home where he was called out. BUT play overturned on a challenge.