Thursday, May 08, 2014

Game 36 Thread: May 8 vs. Giants, 7p

Tonight's stadium giveaway: Inflatable Chair.

Josh Beckett (0-1, 3.14) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 4.60).

I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my chair was missing again.
This happens all the time.
It's inflatable.

Welcome home, boys! In addition to Haren, Beckett has been a pleasant surprise this season. He was pitching well but not deep into games — until his last two starts, when he went 8 and 6 2/3 innings.

Tonight's real question (besides: Will anyone have the endurance to inflate a chair and throw it onto the field?) is the offense, or lack thereof. Vogelsong has been all over the place for the Giants...but so have the Dodger bats. At least if they get told to siddown! they'll have somewhere to do it.

117 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Hideo Nomo said...

Happy Birthday, rbnlaw!!!

Get him a win (that he can't see on TV), you jerks!

Steve Sax said...

It's a Beckett-Butera battery.

Chair-throwing night at the Stadium!

Hideo Nomo said...

Happy Ignoring the NFL Draft Day!

karen said...

We get Vin back tonite. I like Orel but just not feeling Charly.

Also got the HATE grooving.

Fred's Brim said...

We need a well-pitched and fielded game tonight. Let's start a long stretch of good baseball

karen said...

Donnie announces that Matty and Yasiel will be in lineup everyday until they need day off.

Fred's Brim said...

hey, where's my dong?

karen said...

I just hate the gnats. They're showing Bobby Thompson's homerun and it pisses me off every fucking time I see it.

karen said...

Here we go...Diablo Pagan to lead off.

Fred's Brim said...

Does Morse oil his forearms or is it just really hot there this evening?

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, dummy

Fred's Brim said...

Beckett hits 93 on the fastball to get Belt for the 3rd out

karen said...

I wonder which of our guys Vogelsong will hit tonite.

Fred's Brim said...

hey there's an inflatable chair near third base!

Fred's Brim said...

oof Vogelsong getting squeezed
that was strike 3

Fred's Brim said...

shite, Belt stabs Puig's liner

Fred's Brim said...

I like seeing the Giants fans showing up late to the game, dinguses

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, throw strikes godammit

Franklin Stubbs said...

Beckett continues to be slower than mole asses.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes to the GD pitcher, you asshole

Hideo Nomo said...

Epale, peeps!

Fred's Brim said...

mole assess after a bottle of Imodium

Hideo Nomo said...

I think I've asked this question before, but I have a Swiss cheese brain: Does anyone know who the guy who ALWAYS sits behind home plate is? Older gentleman, black hair, always wears a suit. Apologies if I'm dumb and I'm just supposed to know who that is.

Fred's Brim said...

oof, we're making Vogelsong look like an all-star

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes is he in or next to the Mary Hart seats? And that's not Mary Hart in the Mart Hart seat

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, tonight he's in Mary's seats, but he normally sits behind the left-hand batter's box.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait. Now he's directly behind home plate.

Steve Sax said...

and there goes Beckett's no-hitter

Steve Sax said...

Vogelsong is using pitches economically to retire us.

Beckett, on the other hand, is using all of the pitches Vogelsong doesn't need

Fred's Brim said...

we are coming strong with the weakness tonight!

Fred's Brim said...

hey a baserunner!

Fred's Brim said...

hit and run keeps us out of the double play

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great play by Crawford steals a hit and run

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, Vogelsong with the hardest hit ball of the night

Steve Sax said...

Vogelsong, leadoff double in the fifth. Hmm.

Fred's Brim said...

Vogelsong stays at second after grounder to first

Fred's Brim said...

grounder to third keeps Vogelsong at second, Posey to kill me with a 2-out RBI

Fred's Brim said...

wow, another quick grounder to third gets Beckett out of it

Fred's Brim said...

Matty gets us going

Fred's Brim said...

a walk to CC and we have something cooking

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe with the fly ball to right but Kemp tags to third, Butera up. Can he hit a fly ball and get Matty home?

Fred's Brim said...

and he does! 1-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

OK Beckett through 6

Steve Sax said...

Impressive that Beckett didn't allow Vogelsong to score off the leadoff double.

Also impressive that we scored first (barely)!

Paul said...

Let's knock this fucker out of the game this inning!

Paul said...

Not gonna happen Pubes!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with the single to start the bottom of the 6th

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with the steal!

Paul said...

Nice discipline Puigster.

Paul said...

Nevermind

Paul said...

I like Dee's mustache very Ralph Tresvant like.

Paul said...

Two on. Big boys up. Gotta take It now.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig works the walk

Paul said...

Oh no. Don't ground out a third time Gonzo

Paul said...

Motherfucker I told you!

Fred's Brim said...

Can Adrian get Dee home?

Fred's Brim said...

oh fuck

Paul said...

Get us 7 Beckett.

Paul said...

Of course.

Fred's Brim said...

good god, that asshole can't hit his way out of a wet paper bag and you throw him that meatball?

Paul said...

Back to the Kings

Orel said...

Didn't really think we were going to win 1-0.

Fred's Brim said...

except for that stupid meatball, nice job tonight, Josh
Too bad the bats couldn't help you

Steve Sax said...

That was a lot more than I expected of Beckett. Let's hope the pen holds up (laughs hysterically)

Fred's Brim said...

Withrow to walk the bases loaded?

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, blue. Kemp Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Crawdaddy one-out single in the seventh

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, CC

Fred's Brim said...

we are boring

Steve Sax said...

dammit, uribe

Steve Sax said...

Withrow walks Oyster Pubes. Here goes.

Fred's Brim said...

this is exactly the game we lose and exactly the game they win

Orel said...

Ducks lock this one up.

Fred's Brim said...

hmm looked late on first look

Fred's Brim said...

but he's out on second look

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Chris

Steve Sax said...

Impressive, Chris Withrow!

Steve Sax said...

scout: Ryan Vogelsong may be running out of gas after 91 pitches; his fastball has dropped from a high of 93 to as low as 87.

Fred's Brim said...

Posey looks more and more like Napoleon Dynamite every year

Steve Sax said...

(which Vogelsong follows up with 90- and 91-mph fastballs)

(scout, you idiot)

Steve Sax said...

butera flies to left for the first out of B8

Steve Sax said...

and here comes Chone, the .100 PH.

Fred's Brim said...

Why doesn't GameDay remember that you've unchecked the Scout option?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Alright, the Kings lost and I'm in a surly mood. Fuck the gnats, fuck the ducks, and fuck the color orange!

Fred's Brim said...

Are there any stats around the value of the out that Affeltd just got?

Affeldt got the grounder from Dee that advanced Chone to second. If he had struck Dee out, Chone would probably still be at first. I would think that in that situation, the K (or popup, or double play, etc) is more valuable than that grounder, especially if Casilla gives up a hit here. But in the box and the standard stat line, Affeltd did a great job but really he could have done better

Fred's Brim said...

nasty pitch

Fred's Brim said...

ferfucksake, I don't want to go to extras again. Just give them some runs now and get it over with

Fred's Brim said...

Has Nancy Bea been playing at the stadium? Wasn't she away early in the season?

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, Uribe with hammy issues. I hope that's not a real issue

Fred's Brim said...

He was gimpy a bit in either Miami or DC. I remember he came up gingerly after snagging a grounder one time

Fred's Brim said...

Great to see Kenley do well in a non-save situation. Now let's get him a win!

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley with a crazy swing

Fred's Brim said...

Crawford is killing us tonight

Paul said...

Come on Gonzo

Orel said...

Great question, FB. Wish I had an answer for you.

Paul said...

Gonzalez is slooooooow

Paul said...

I would like the old Kemp power to come back right about now.

Paul said...

Two strikes on Kemp. I'm guessing K

Fred's Brim said...

they can't lay off that breaking stuff

Paul said...

Yup. Kemp is garbage.

Fred's Brim said...

damn

Orel said...

extras

Fred's Brim said...

ok I quit
Paully and Saxy, win this one without me

Fred's Brim said...

Orel, you too

Paul said...

Night FB. I have one inning left in me and then I have to count my Matt kemp strikeouts.

Orel said...

Roger that, FB.

Paul said...

Not good.

Paul said...

Wright in. Game out.

Hideo Nomo said...

The awfulest bullpen that ever awfuled.

Orel said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Glad to see that Mattingly's pre-game talk helped rally the troops.

BJ Killeen said...

I agree Nomo. This ain't no WS team. Who bought these guys? Blind scouts and dumb ned?

BJ Killeen said...

Turned it off. Depressing.

Steve Sax said...

weak sauce, bullpen

spank said...

Sick and fucking tired of the Dodgers losing to the Gnats. Time to whip some ass,Magic!

Steve Sax said...

pgt up