Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Game 54 Thread: May 28 vs. Reds, 7p

Homer, baley.

Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 3.49) vs. Homer Bailey (4-3, 5.34).

Speaking of no-hitters, in today's series finale, the Dodgers go for the sweep against a starter who has pitched a no-hitter in each of the last two years. To be fair, Bailey's second no-no was against the woeful Giants. But it still doubles Beckett's number of no-hitters; and our staff ace, Clayton Kershaw, doesn't even have a single no-hitter (nor is Kershaw that close to getting one, opined Jon Weisman).

However, can Bailey channel Jackson Pollock? (And yes, those marks are created by Kershaw throwing foam balls, dipped in paint, against the canvas on the wall; the finished piece is in the MLB Fan Cave art gallery, until I can pull of my epic heist that is.)

But I digress.

Carl Crawford's injury late in yesterday's game probably means Matt Kemp's startless streak will end at five (though who knows; there's always Scott Van Slyke, I suppose). I just want us to get a win without anyone else getting hurt. I've had enough moaning and Groening as it is.

photo, uncredited, swiped from here

67 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Ethier CF
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp LF
Turner 3B
Butera C
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Lineup last time Kemp played LF:

Furcal SS
Lofton CF
Nomar 1B
Drew RF
Kent 2B
Saenz 3B
Kemp LF
Martin C
Billingsley P

Hideo Nomo said...

Also, SoSG did not exist back then.

QuadSevens said...

Kemp in left should be interesting.

QuadSevens said...

No SoSG at the time! Those were dark days.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What, no James Loney in that lineup?

Steve Sax said...

Free James Loney!

karen said...

Vinny back with us tonite.

karen said...

Shades of Arizona. Kid K gives up the 2 run homer to Phillips. However, I will be channeling my inner Karina tonite and will choose to believe that all is well. Not a damn thing to worry about.

Steve Sax said...

Not the best opening frame for Clayton, who will not get a no-hitter tonight (thanks, Jon Weisman).

Steve Sax said...

Leeeeed-off double for Deeeeee!

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton is battling Dan Haren to not be our worst starter

Steve Sax said...

And we can't score a leadoff double. Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

PB, so runner on third with one out in T2

Fred's Brim said...

Passed balls are unacceptable

Fred's Brim said...

good battling, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Ks but makes it to first on the WP

karen said...

I'm hoping that My Man is brining his A game along with his gold glove tonite.

karen said...

Kid K's breaker is looking good.

Fred's Brim said...

Good inning, Clayton

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

How's Matty doing out there in LF?

karen said...

Vinny telling the story to make AJ feel better. That's one of his stories I don't remember hearing before.

karen said...

@DB...So far, so good. However, if there is a problem out there, I'll probably make up an excuse for it.

#ineedmymatty

Fred's Brim said...

Homer's dealing

Orel said...

Kings in OT

Fred's Brim said...

Matty picked up that single by Mesoraco and he looked uncomfortable handling the ball coming from the other side

Fred's Brim said...

like he was thinking about what knee to kneel down on

Fred's Brim said...

The hook gets Ludwick

Orel said...

SO MANY CHANCES

Orel said...

So...catching a ball isn't just catching a ball then.

Fred's Brim said...

Good recovery for Clayton, another runner in scoring position with less than 2 outs that didn't score

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, Kopitar nearly had that

Fred's Brim said...

Feels like it's gonna be a long, frustrating game tonight

Orel said...

This OT is intense.

Orel said...

Homer kind of owns us, I think.

Fred's Brim said...

Homer's getting all of the marginal strikes called tonight

Orel said...

There is a lot of falling down in this OT. Guys are getting tired.

Orel said...

And we go into 2OT.

Fred's Brim said...

Frazier alligator-arms Adrian's foul pop, let's see if he can take advantage

Fred's Brim said...

On to OT 2

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian works the walk

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel agreed on the OT intensity - it's amazing to see both sides pushing so hard

Fred's Brim said...

How does Bailey have an ERA above 5?

Fred's Brim said...

Matty flies out to center after the AG walk

Fred's Brim said...

nasty pitch gets Cozart swinging

karen said...

FB...How does Homer have an ERA over 5?...Probably because he doesn't get to pitch every game against the Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great play by Dee to rob Bailey

Fred's Brim said...

Great pickup by Justin at third who was playing way in

Fred's Brim said...

I am super sleepy, gotta hit the hay

Keep battling, SOSGers and SOSGettes!

Steve Sax said...

might be nice to try and score tonight, Dodgers

karen said...

Nighty night, FB!

Orel said...

SHIT. Kings lose

Orel said...

Hey, we got a run!

Orel said...

If Bailey were a Tolkien character, he'd be √Čomer.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ah, I see we've decided not to give Kershaw any run support again this season. Rockies lose on a walk-off, though.

Orel said...

Yasiel Mo B There!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn that was a random but great LOTR reference, Orel.

Orel said...

Random is what we do!

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw man, I thought Bruce Wayne was the third out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Crap.

Orel said...

Dee walks to lead of the bottom of the eighth.

Paul said...

This inning shows once again the Dodgers are going to have to win in spite of their goofy manager.

Paul said...

Get a hit Hanley.

Paul said...

Fuck.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bottom 9. Put your rally caps on

spank said...

Is it still the 9th inning?



(cries)

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!