Thursday, May 29, 2014

Game 55 Thread: May 29 vs. Pirates, 7p

Hey look, it's our disabled list!

Dan Haren (5-3, 3.16) vs. Gerrit Cole (4-3, 3.76).

The Dodgers, who had been "surging" until Clayton Kershaw's loss yesterday, invite the Pirates to Chavez Ravine for four games. Dan Haren will be greeting Pittsburgh with a ERA almost a full point less than his overall ERA (2.39 in four starts).

The Pirates start Gerrit Cole, who has helped the Bucs win four of his last five starts (Cole went 2-1 with two NDs). The SoCal native and UCLA Bruin has only faced the Dodgers once in his two MLB seasons, beating us 6-3 in June of last year by going a modest 5.2 IP, yielding three runs, and getting the win. Last year, however, the Pirates streaked; they're now sitting in fourth place in the NL Central; and even though the Dodgers have struggled this season, Los Angeles still ranks third in the NL in batting average (.258), OBP (.326), and slugging percentage (.416).

Tonight is Fan T-shirt Stadium Giveaway Night, so there should be a good crowd on board to cheer on the team (not like we can watch the game at home, can we?). As for whether Gerrit will serve as judge and jury? It might not be a picnic out there for the Dodgers tonight, but on the other hand I don't expect to see Cole's Law.

Wow, that pun was not worth the effort.

66 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

well I liked it

Fred's Brim said...

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

Fred's Brim said...

Matty back in left

Fred's Brim said...

Oof it looks like Withrow is donezo.
With Bills coming back soon and Maholm already in the pen, we seem to be a little top heavy.

Fred's Brim said...

Haren gives up a one-out ground single but FedEx chops him down trying to steal second. That was around a couple of fly balls to Puig

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with another triple into the right field corner!

Steve Sax said...

FedEx! Haven't seen him for a while!

karen said...

Yasiel brings in Dre. Boys up 1-0 early.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with a perfectly-placed pop fly double, Dre scores

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley foul pops out to first

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian works the walk

Steve Sax said...

dammit matt, first pitch swinging, on a crappy inside pitch? booooo

1-0 dodgers through 1. could have been more.

Fred's Brim said...

and Matty grounds out on the first pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Ike back up after the caught stealing

Fred's Brim said...

and he flies out to Dre

Steve Sax said...

so much for that lead. Two-out HR by Alvarez ties it.

karen said...

Well, shit. That lead didn't last long.

Fred's Brim said...

Haren can't get the third out

karen said...

Gee, if Bills comes back anytime soon, I wonder who'll he'll replace in the rotation.

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx not sure why he was bunting before the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx also not sure how to hit a baseball which is the root of the problem

Fred's Brim said...

and Haren Ks, Dee up with 2 outs and Pete and Pete on second

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dee!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Deeeeelivers! 2-1 LA

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes second!

Orel said...

Dee has really come through so far. I bet if I were able to watch him I'd be really impressed.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes third too!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre fooled by a breaking changeup of some kind

Fred's Brim said...

Can Haren protect another lead?

Steve Sax said...

Giants keep rolling, they were down 4-3 in the eighth and now are up 6-4 on StL

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:55p: The best way to understand Dee Gordon's speed is by listening to games on the radio. No need for a television image.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Anyone else tired of retreads finding a second wind in SF? #Morse

Steve Sax said...

Alvarez, for all his hitting prowess, has 12 Es on the year. You'd think he was a Dodger!

Orel said...

Anyone else tired of retreads finding a second wind in SF? #EverySingleGiantEver

Fred's Brim said...

DEE!

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel and Stubbsy, I think that's been named the Pat Burrell Effect

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Matty, find your groove

Fred's Brim said...

quiet inning

Fred's Brim said...

Barmes with a 1-out 2-strike single through the left side

Fred's Brim said...

Cole bunts Barmes over to second

Franklin Stubbs said...

@FB Maybe Kemp needs to start dating Taye Diggs.

Fred's Brim said...

shit, Harrison with the single to get Barmes home. Tie game. Haren not good at finishing innings tonight

Fred's Brim said...

How Matty got his tube packed

Fred's Brim said...

great play on the bunt gets Dee

Fred's Brim said...

another quiet inning

Fred's Brim said...

Nice play by Pete to get McCutcheon

Fred's Brim said...

Haren is due for one more home run

Orel said...

Ike Davis is on the Pirates now?

Fred's Brim said...

and there it is, of course it's by Russ

karina said...

of course my son did it :(

karina said...

you called it, FB :(

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, I am going to bed. This has ridiculously annoying loss written all over it

You guys have a better chance of turning this around without me

karina said...

hey FB! do not lose it, we are at home

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's goos

Franklin Stubbs said...

Goos?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bullpen bad.

Very bad.

Paul said...

This is not our season. I feel 84 wins and hating the Giants even more in my future.

Hideo Nomo said...

League turned back into a pumpkin? I am le shocked.

spank said...

I think I needs to hook up with Taye Diggs,tambien.

karina said...

I find your lack of faith disturbing, both Stubbs and Paul.

Wish I could repeat that until you regain some optimism. Wait, Stubbs...

Paul said...

Chris Perez, a fine example of our bullpen.

karina said...

aaaaah, after that Puig play, we all should forgive bullpen and rejoice in it

karina said...

@Paul Stubbs shares your point of view, too

karina said...

that's it. Tomorrow we'll have a better bullpen

spank said...

chicken fried bullpen

Orel said...

PGtUP