Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Game 53 Thread: May 27 vs. Reds, 7p

Zack Greinke (7-1, 2.01) vs. Alfredo Simon (6-2, 2.31).

If I can remember exactly how this sequence goes, we've got red Simon up against blue Greinke and a Dodgers team that is pretty green against Simon (Simon has never started a game against the Dodgers, and is lifetime 2.1 IP having given up 2 H and 1 ER).

Meanwhile, Greinke's talk is all about the consecutive streak he has put together, stretching 22 consecutive starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed (topping Roger Clemens' 1990-1991 run). If you rewind to Greinke's last start, he allowed three runs but only one earned in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Mets. I think it will be no surprise to see Greinke bounce back this outing, especially given his trickster portfolio of pitches. Let's build off of Josh Beckett's outing two days ago, and Hyun-Jin Ryu's first seven innings yesterday, Zack! Repeat after me!

Oh, and of course, there's this tonight:

139 comments:

Orel said...

These game puns are really Parcheesi.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't know, I think we've got a stand-up Operation here

Fred's Brim said...

The game is the late ESPN game tonight. Are you guys blacked out of that as well?

Steve Sax said...

@FB: I've got no Risk of being blacked out, but for the rest of Los Angeles, I've got no Clue.

Fred's Brim said...

When do they expect 'ungry 'ungry Uribe back?

Orel said...

No fair using two games in Uno comment!

Steve Sax said...

Gordon, 2B
Figgins, 3B
Puig, RF
Gonzalez, 1B
Crawford, LF
Ethier, CF
Butera, C
Arruebarrena, SS
Greinke, P

Steve Sax said...

No Kemp, no Turner, no Ramirez

Steve Sax said...

(fifth consecutive non-start for Kemp)

karen said...

I think it was last week where one of the road games was scheduled to be on ESPN and was blacked out. Maybe tonite they will toss a bone our way.

karen said...

I thought I heard Hanley was in tonite and that AGon has been moved to the 5 hole. Don't quote me though. I've been wrong before.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sorry! Wrong lineup. Here's the right one:

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

Hideo Nomo said...

It seems like a trivial pursuit, but posting the right lineup is important to us.

Dusty Baker said...

It Boggles te mind that Kemp is still out of the lineup.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- At the Yard, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Our pitching is terrible tonight. #NoHitter #Sixoutsfromperfectgame

Neeebs (The Original) said...

ESPN showing the game on the tele. Welcome back blue.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

At DB. Mind definitely boggled.

Dusty Baker said...

Wassup Neeebs? Wearing my Kings cap to the game BTW.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Awesomeness x two DB

Orel said...

Seriously, what the hell is up with Donnie & Kemp? I'm getting worried.

Steve Sax said...

Just posted some photos from AC this evening, up top

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Free Matt Kemp

karen said...

I missed the first 4 innings. Can someone fill me in on how we scored our run?

Dusty Baker said...

Free AC - from his self-imposed captivity when he comes to games. He never hits a brother up!

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier HR, Karen.

karen said...

I'll jump in on the Free Matty campaign. What is this, 5 in a row?

QuadSevens said...

Checking in from Utah! Just found the game here. Rancho!

karen said...

Thanks DB.

QuadSevens said...

Guess Who got a hit! Ethier!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Ethier catching fire. Three run triple.

Orel said...

DRE DRE DRE

Orel said...

@Q7: Utah???

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Cycle in play

karen said...

Game being telecast to the masses tonite. I expect a lot of activity from my SoSG bros and sistahs!!

QuadSevens said...

@Orel I'm here for work until Thursday. So happy to have found the game on. Not a damn thing to do here in Cedar City.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This Simon guy looks overmatched.

Orel said...

@Q7: Better hit the liquor store early for watered-down swill!

Orel said...

Holy shit, Figgy RBI single!

QuadSevens said...

Figgins with an RBI single! We're up 5-0.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Simon says time to go to the bullpen

Orel said...

@Karen: Think we can break our Opening Day season comment record of 354?

QuadSevens said...

A large pizza was my vice of choice tonight. But I did get a free Jack and coke on the plane ride over.

Orel said...

Even with his added muscle Dee still looks like a stick.

Orel said...

Free booze rules.

Orel said...

SF 2, CHC 0, bot 4

karen said...

Orel...I was proud of our 206 last night. But hey, were all up for the challenge.

Orel said...

COL 6, PHI 2, top 9

Orel said...

@Karen: Spoken like a true MBC winner.

Orel said...

Poor Simon. Ha ha, not!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

classy

Dusty Baker said...

Simon says you suck, pitcher! Sad to see this poor bastard go. We were teeing off on his ass. One might say we sank his Battleship.

QuadSevens said...

Pretty nice move by Mr. Kohl.

QuadSevens said...

Whiff!

QuadSevens said...

Greinke with the nice fielding play for out number 2.

QuadSevens said...

Double and a single in the inning give the Reds their first run.

QuadSevens said...

Whiff! 5-1 after 5.

QuadSevens said...

Puig hits it to the track. No bat flip.

Orel said...

no bat flip = no HR

QuadSevens said...

HanRam swings out of his helmet on the first pitch, but grounds out to 3rd. Two down.

QuadSevens said...

AGon hits it off the wall. Long single.

Orel said...

AGon with the longest single EVER

Hideo Nomo said...

Cycle Watch just took a hit. Ethier grounds out.

Orel said...

GO KINGS

Just getting ready for tomorrow.

QuadSevens said...

Zack with another good play on the mound.

Orel said...

Zack awfully chatty with the ump after that inning.

QuadSevens said...

He was giving him his hearts strategy.

Orel said...

Figgins strikes out on a ball that was halfway to China.

QuadSevens said...

Greinke hits it hard, but right at the left fielder to end the inning.

Orel said...

Zack gives it a ride! Crowd got a thrill out of it.

karen said...

I'm looking to maintain my MBC status, but so far nothing has pissed me off. The night ain't over though.

Orel said...

Wow, it's the seventh inning already?

Orel said...

I'm confident you'll find something, Karen.

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKK

Orel said...

Valiant attempt by Dee to turn the DP there.

QuadSevens said...

Gordon getting up ended by Lutz is funny because Lutz is about a foot taller.

QuadSevens said...

KKKKKKKKKK!

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKKK

karen said...

Zack with his 10th K. I'm feeling pretty spoiled by our starting pitchers of late.

Orel said...

Love Zack going deep into a game, especially after Beckett's no-no and Ryu's seven perfect innings. Bullpen is finally getting some rest.

QuadSevens said...

They definitely needed it.

QuadSevens said...

Puig tries to kick a HR. Just gets first base instead.

Orel said...

Think Kemp will at least PH tonight?

QuadSevens said...

HanRam with the RBI!

Orel said...

Hanley RBI single! 6-1 Dodgers!

QuadSevens said...

If he does, and he smokes a HR, does he stare down Mattingly?

QuadSevens said...

Crawford rolled his ankle on the warning track. Maybe Kemp will get into this game.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Kemp time

karen said...

CC coming up lame on that play. Will the fucking injuries ever end??

QuadSevens said...

Nope. SVS moving around in the dugout.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Van Slyke

Dusty Baker said...

Oh shit. Crawdaddy may be boiled.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Oh shit! No bueno Crawford!

Steve Sax said...

maybe this is just the right opportunity to bring a scorned kemp back...

Dusty Baker said...

Damn Kemp can't get a game. I think we'll see Mitch Poole if SVS goes down w an injury before we'll see Kemp.

QuadSevens said...

ESPN announcers were saying that Kemp had a noticeable limp during pregame today. They are wondering how his ankle is really feeling.

QuadSevens said...

Whiff #11!

Steve Sax said...

SF up 4-0 on the lowly cubs, B8

Steve Sax said...

Rox already won 6-2 over the Phillies

karen said...

Why no Matty? I have no problem with SVS...BUT WHY NO MATTY? In a word, Don fucking Mattingly. Ok, three words.

QuadSevens said...

I think we found Karen's anger point.

QuadSevens said...

And I agree. Unless Kemp really is hurt.

QuadSevens said...

Greinke gives up a 2 run dinger and his night is done.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Well fuck me!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kemp would've caught that ball!

Dusty Baker said...

That's some bullshit ump. If that next to next to last pitch was low, then the next one was a strike. Can't have it both ways. I could see that pretty good from where I am. Don't know what the swing zone shizz had it but that's my take. Then Mesoraco Yahtzeed.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs' mom had a noticeable limp this morning, too.

QuadSevens said...

I'm laughing way too much at that Dusty.

QuadSevens said...

Kemp on deck with 2 outs.

karen said...

My Man on deck if Chone can extend the inning.

Orel said...

Hey, who's that #27 on deck?

QuadSevens said...

Figgins with a double off the first base bag. Kemp with a chance to do something here!

Orel said...

Thanks to the awkward generosity of Lutz, Kemp gets an AB!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bison freed!!!

Dusty Baker said...

That was Mattingly's Stratego all along.

Orel said...

Kemp Ks.

QuadSevens said...

Kemp down swinging.

Orel said...

Dusty: +1

karen said...

So much for that.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Damn, Kemp chasing the high cheese

Orel said...

What happened to Crawdaddy?

Orel said...

I know you're laughing inside, DBT.

Orel said...

K for Kenley

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

On SportsNet LA broadcast, @alannarizzo says "moderate" left ankle sprain for Carl Crawford, and that x-rays were negative

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Orel, I keep seeing Encarnacion's name in the ticker, something bout 14 dingers in May. That only means he'll go cold in September when I need him most

QuadSevens said...

@Orel Crawdaddy sprained his ankle chasing a double into the corner. Foot stuck at the edge of the warning track. Limped off the field.

Orel said...

KK for Kenley

QuadSevens said...

KKenley!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Whew! Nasty shit right there!

Orel said...

1-2-3 for Kenley! Wow!

QuadSevens said...

Amazing what a little rest will do for the bullpen eh?

Orel said...

And we get the Dodgers on ESPN on Sunday too?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Only appropriate that Ethier puts the game away. Good night folks!

Orel said...

@DBT: By that logic, Kemp will drive the Dodgers to the playoffs in Sept. Sounds good.

Orel said...

Thanks Q7. Guess we want the injury where we have some actual depth.

QuadSevens said...

I think Neil Everett was reading the game thread. He worked "Risk" into his intro!

QuadSevens said...

Very true Orel.

Orel said...

PGTUP!