Saturday, May 10, 2014

Game 38 Thread: May 10 vs. Giants, 1p

Rare Positive Moment

Zack Greinke (5-1, 2.35 ERA) vs. Matt Cain (0-3, 4.35 ERA)

It appears no amount of team meetings, fielding practice, public shaming of an unnamed grumpy, unprepared Dodger, bed rest, chicken noodle soup, prayers, sacrificed chickens, or anything else can shake this team out of its funk. Therefore, I'll have to go to the game and do it myself this afternoon.

Look, it's bad out there. Really bad. Gnats have won 12 of their last 15 games against us, and 6 of 8 so far this year. Unacceptable against not only a rival/nemesis but also the primary competition for first place. We can no longer say "It's early in the season" or "Still tired from the Australia trip."

Greinke today and Kershaw tomorrow give us a good chance to take the next two and get some much-needed momentum. That would set up nicely for the upcoming series with the Marlins. For now, we'll just have to keep admiring Puig's home run last night until something better comes along.

This one, by the way, appears to be televised on FS1 as well as the cursed SportsNetLA, so hopefully more of you will have a chance to watch.

106 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

I finally get to see Greinke this season, but as payment I have to watch Butera catch him.

Dusty Baker said...

Or more to the point, I have to watch Butera try to hit.

Hideo Nomo said...

You mean Drew "more home runs than Carl Crawford" Butera?

Fred's Brim said...

oh gawd, Joe Buck

Fred's Brim said...

When they do the Giants vs Dodgers rivalry segment, we don't have any of the highlights on our side. Finley's homer is about it

Fred's Brim said...

one our highlights is a Giants lowlight/lowlife Juan Marichal

karen said...

I'm curious about Strawberry. Where's he been? I'm assuming he got his life under control but can't help wondering about his health.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Chances this game is going to piss me off at some point are high

spank said...

score some fucking runs for fucks sake.

spank said...

FUCK THE GIANTS!

karen said...

I'm feeling your HATE Spank. Glad you're here to help spread it.

karen said...

Speed kills baby!!

Orel said...

Zack escapes a bases-loaded jam in the first. Going to be a long day.

karen said...

Payback?

Hideo Nomo said...

HEY LOOK WE DID NOTHING WITH RISP MUST BE A DAY ENDING IN Y.

karen said...

Zack not doing much for my jittery tummy.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep, there it is.

spank said...

Sack up,Greinke!

I think i have said that in every game he has pitched this year.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, we find more ways to suck

karen said...

Beautiful throw to the plate by Yasiel.

Paul said...

Horrible throw by Kemp.

Fred's Brim said...

ugly throw there, Matty. He wasn't expecting Crawford to run on him

Fred's Brim said...

fuck
close this shit out, you ass

Paul said...

It was a dark time for the drunken and deranged rebellion.

karen said...

What the hell is wrong with this fucking team?

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta build your rep back up, Matty.

Fred's Brim said...

amazing

Paul said...

I'm going to start breaking shit. I'll start with this toothpick.

spank said...

looked like i picked the wrong time to stop taking barbiturates.

spank said...

looks

Franklin Stubbs said...

*plunders Spank's barbiturate stash*

Paul said...

Mmmmm barbiturate sauce.

Fred's Brim said...

so sad

Cliff Beefpile said...

A game I get to watch. Yay.

Fuck this shit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Joe Buck.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty better be gettin' good and drunk.

Cliff Beefpile said...

AGon bringing his speed to the basepaths to lead off the inning!

Fred's Brim said...

this is hard to watch

Cliff Beefpile said...

I wonder what it must feel like to have a middle infield that doesn't suck defensively.

Wow I'm in a bad mood. Sorry, everyone.

Fred's Brim said...

why is Grienke stooped over like that? Does he have back issues?

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

we're gonna lose 3-1 again, aren't we?
Although we'd need to score to do that so maybe not

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Dee, way to get us started

Fred's Brim said...

SpeeDee!

Fred's Brim said...

that was us-like
1st and 3rd, nobody out, Hanley up

Fred's Brim said...

that's 2 free outs. We gotta take advantage of this

spank said...

Come on,AGone!! knock the shit out of the ball,you bastard!!

Fred's Brim said...

amazingly terrible

Fred's Brim said...

Can Matty get the tying run home?
Gotta beat on the lefty brat

Fred's Brim said...

yes, attaboy Matty!

Fred's Brim said...

what's up with that curvy number next to where it says LAD?

spank said...

got twoo. should've got more that inning.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hopefully Donnie resists the urge to use Brandon League again.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, that was a pleasant surprise. Dee for the lead!

spank said...

wow. dee drives butes home. weird combo.

Fred's Brim said...

How is Dee our best player and everyone else is pretty much terrible?

Cliff Beefpile said...

PWEEEEEEG!

karen said...

We need more Agon!!

karina said...

Épale everyone!

this is Machi being Machi, love it! <3

karen said...

I just hate Diablo Pagan.

Epale Sistuh!!

Fred's Brim said...

damn, that would have been 2 runs

karina said...

hello sistah!

Fred's Brim said...

Big test for Wilson

karina said...

Gosh, I wish I didn't have to see Wilson anymore

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson is leaving balls up and they are getting donked

karen said...

Just when I really started liking Wilson this year he starts pulling this kind of shit.

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson's overthrowing for some reason

Fred's Brim said...

trying to do that I suppose
2 down for el Pelo del Diablo

Fred's Brim said...

hmm
Wilson bad
Wilson good
Wilson bad
Wilson good
Wilson bad
Wilson ?

spank said...

imma gonna burn that fucking beard off

Fred's Brim said...

there can never be anything easy, can there? These assholes are making me tired

karina said...

that was close, go Dodgers!

Fred's Brim said...

CMON BLUE! WHERE WAS THAT?!?!?

karina said...

@Spank we can use a machete instead

karen said...

I guess he wouldn't be Brian Wilson these days if he didn't scare the shit out of us.

spank said...

they making me mad

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson following the pattern

Kenley's gonna let at least one guy get on

karina said...

Bison Power! insurance!

Fred's Brim said...

MATTY!

Love seeing the opposite field power

karen said...

My man y'all!!

spank said...

Karen's boy!!

Fred's Brim said...

these Venezuelan players are finally helping us!

Steve Sax said...

I haven't checked the score yet. Just by reading this thread, I'm (slightly) hopeful...?!?!

Fred's Brim said...

great execution, fellas

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy it's trending that way

Fred's Brim said...

time to shut these beeznatches down!

spank said...

finish 'em!

karen said...

When is Yasiel gonna stop surprising me??

Never I hope!

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly! what a catch!

spank said...

and that's why i can live with Puig's BS. great catch

Fred's Brim said...

man, sometimes Perez looks really good, other times he looks like Brian Wilson's butt braids

Fred's Brim said...

nice work fellas, remember this feeling.
Greinkenstein and Dee were great today

karen said...

With The Kid going tomorrow, I dare say that I'm feeling optimistic.

Steve Sax said...

Wait, MLB.com says we won the game. Something must be wrong.

spank said...

we make party?

WE MAKE PARTY!!!

Paul said...

Makin fiesta!

karina said...

we make parranda, bochinche, gororĂ³, bonche, rumba and templete!

karina said...

is anyone watching the legends game?

karina said...

100!

karina said...

what are you talking about? Sandy Koufax is the greatest MLB pitcher ever

karina said...

big ovation for Gagne

Cliff Beefpile said...

Suck it, gnats!

karina said...

looking good, Sax!

spank said...

i'm still making party

Orel said...

PGTUP!