Sunday, May 25, 2014

Game 51 Thread: May 25 @ Phils, 10:30a

Kings of the hill.

Josh Beckett (2-1, 2.89) vs. A.J. Burnett (3-3, 3.32).

It's the Battle of the Guys Who Were Really Good in 2007 & 2008! This morning Beckett helps determine whether this nine-game road trip against three of the worst teams in the NL is a winning or losing one (Dodgers are 4-4 so far).

The Dodgers have fallen into their old frustrating pattern of alternating wins and losses; they haven't won three straight since sweeping the Twins at the beginning of the month. Although League and Wilson seem to have stabilized the bullpen, the outfield situation remains tenuous. What the hell is going on with Matt Kemp?

And so here we are, at a rare time when the Kings are inarguably the best professional team in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have frustrated their fans by creating a cable channel most of us can't watch. The Lakers are, to put it mildly, in a state of transition. The Clippers are trying to shed their old baggage, which could take years.

But you know what they say: Winning cures all. Time to find a cure!

84 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Crawford LF
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier CF
Turner 3B
Butera C
Arruebarena SS
Beckett P

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley's leg is clearly worse than we thought. Kemp is apparently in the witness protection program.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a battle of two guys whose last names both start with B and end with two Ts. Should be a good one.

This season is officially going south, isn't it?

Go Kings!

Dusty Baker said...

What happened to Hanley's leg? Missed it.

karen said...

@DB...Hanley was a very late scratch for yesterdays game. The report was that Stan Conti said mild discomfort in left calf, nothing to worry about. Seems that maybe that was an understatement.

karen said...

I'll be in and out today. Got French Open and Indy 500 going on same time as Dodgers. Normally, Dodgers would be my main focus but they are depressing me.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty: So...Butt vs. Butt?

karina said...

épale everyone!

baseball is killing me :(

Dusty Baker said...

Justin Turner has as many HRs as Ethier!

karina said...

@Dusty comforting thought :)

Dusty Baker said...

Thx for Hanley update. Heading to a bar that carries the Dodgers game - couldn't take it any more.

Orel said...

Épale, mofos!

karen said...

Indy under red flag with only 8 laps to go. My guys, Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti running 2nd and 3rd. After Dodger baseball of late, I'm not sure if I can handle this much excitement!!

karina said...

possible career move: teaching people how to pronounce the double Rs

karen said...

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy barely over Castroneves and Andretti. Gotta slow my heart down so I can watch Dodgers. First American to win Indy since 2006.

Orel said...

Beckett with the something-something!

Orel said...

Six innings' worth!

karen said...

Yasiel is just too good! Making a great early argument for MVP.

Orel said...

Beckett enters the seventh having thrown 90 pitches.

Orel said...

One out in the 7th!

Orel said...

Two out in the 7th!

Orel said...

On to the 8th!

Orel said...

MLB.com LIVE look-in!

Paul said...

Listening on the radio! Keep it up boys!

karen said...

Steiner needs to quit talking. He's pissing me off.

karina said...

on sports net they are talking about those something something on Dodgers history, even putting a graphic on it

shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

karina said...

first man down of the 8th

Orel said...

Arruebarrena is slick!

karina said...

we should keep Steiner quiet and silent

Orel said...

Two down!

Orel said...

Nomar's yakking about it too. They're not superstitious.

Orel said...

KKKKK!

karina said...

@Orel I prefer not to play around that

Paul said...

Stupid BART. Keep losing my internet!

BJ Killeen said...

Cmon Josh, you can do it!

karen said...

Hersch hasn't said the words, but he's talking about it and he's a pitcher. Shut the fuck up guys!

karina said...

Ask Darvish about losing it twice, only one out left

Orel said...

I'm actually excited about the Dodgers for once. What's happening???

karina said...

the time of truth has arrived, ladies and gents

karen said...

Here we go...

Orel said...

I love how the live look-in doesn't include watching our batters bat. Very generous of you, MLB.

karina said...

no, at-bat is calling it so far

shhhhh

karina said...

man down, 25!

karen said...

Don't know if I'll make it through this.

Orel said...

One down! Two down!

karina said...

26! go Beckett!

karen said...

Oh God you guys, 2 down.

Orel said...

One more strike!

Orel said...

sheeeeeeit

karina said...

everyone takes a moment to breathe

Orel said...

Walks Rollins. Chutley up.

karen said...

Deep breathes Josh.

Orel said...

Suck on that, Chase!

Orel said...

(exhales)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Get your ass back in the box, Utley.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Shits getting real up in here!

Orel said...

YEAH!

karen said...

CALLED LOOKING!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

All right, Becks!

Orel said...

"Greatest game of his career," Charley?

karen said...

Am I the only one crying like a baby??

Fred's Brim said...

YAHOOOO!
PARTYMAKINTIME!

karina said...

@Orel yeah, I said the same thing

Cliff Beefpile said...

Whoever had Beckett in the no-hitter pool...on a rotation with Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu...collect your well-deserved winnings.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I will be GADAMMED, Joshua Effing Beckett.

karina said...

he did against the Phillies, from all teams

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thank you, MLB Network!

karen said...

Becks with the "shit" bomb in interview with Alanna. Too funny.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wow! That was awesome. Thx to MLB Network for going live

karen said...

Philly fans barely applauded. When I saw Martinez pitch his Perfecto at DS Dodgers fans gave him a huge standing O. Fuck you Philly fan.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep, keepin' it classy, Pennsylvania.

karina said...

they did boo him when he took his time

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, we probably didn't need any more proof that Philly phans are assholes, did we?

Orel said...

Hey, I'm still amped!

Orel said...

Retweeted by Bill Shaikin
Andrew Baggarly ‏@CSNBaggs 3m

Boos at AT&T Park as scoreboard flashes the news of Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett's no-hitter in Philly.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Boston's announcers are homer assholes...including "Psycho". I no longer feel any remorse for the Dodgers dropping him.

Orel said...

You felt remorse in the first place?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, that was always a positive feature in my mind.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I never cared for him, he was annoying, but he was all down in the mouth about his being fired...I did feel bad for the guy. Not so much anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

I have to be fair here - the feed I was watching on TWC/SportsNetLA showed a lot of Phillies fans standing up and cheering for the no hitter. Everyone around us at the bar was noticing it. Not a Phillies apologist by any stretch, but from what I was watching they were into it and were respecting the moment.

Orel said...

That's the same impression I got, Dusty. At least from the fans on the field level.

Orel said...

Okay, that's enough being fair.

#ineedmydelino said...

So what'd I miss?

Orel said...

Not much. PGTUP!