Friday, May 30, 2014

Game 56 Thread: May 30 vs. Pirates, 7p

Alanna, nooooooo!!!

Josh Beckett (3-1, 2.43) vs. Francisco Liriano (0-5, 5.83)

In one of the weirdest trivia tidbits ever, tonight's starting catcher, Droopy Terra, caught both Beckett's and Liriano's no-hitters. (Wait, that guy who's 0-5 with a 5.83 ERA threw a no-hitter? Butera is magic.)

Will Beckett be able to pull a Johnny Vander Meer and throw two straight no-nos, or would that tear a hole in the fabric of the universe? As cool as that would be, I think most of us would be happy with just getting a victory.

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Let this also serve as a GT for Kings/Blackhawks Game 6. Puck drops at 6pm.

Photo by Jon SooHoo, via @Dodgers.

167 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Figgins 3B
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Kemp LF
Van Slyke 1B
Ethier CF
Butera C
Beckett P

Hideo Nomo said...

That's a fucking weird lineup against a lefty starter.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Josh, we need another good one from you

Fred's Brim said...

both of you

Dusty Baker said...

Let's Go Kings!

Fred's Brim said...

Go Kangs!

Orel said...

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Dusty Baker said...

(exchanges long protein strings with Orel)

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus christ Kings, did someone put olive oil on your sticks tonight?

Orel said...

Or Astroglide?

Fred's Brim said...

or Rigellian drool

Fred's Brim said...

I'll take it!

Orel said...

1-0 Kings!

Dusty Baker said...

Kings take a 1-0 lead into the second period.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty does well to handle the hard liner from Harrison

Fred's Brim said...

Haven't seen Mary Hart at many games this year

Fred's Brim said...

10

Fred's Brim said...

lotta mid-.200s in that lineup tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Dee draws the walk

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes it!

Fred's Brim said...

Figgins runs into the bunt for an out, Donnie and Chone arguing Chone was still in the batter's box

Fred's Brim said...

Dee still at second on the dead ball

karen said...

Yasiel shows he's human after all.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig chases the outside pitch

Fred's Brim said...
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Orel said...

So many chances! Kings down 2-1.

Fred's Brim said...

Puig and Hanley can't lay off that low and outside pitch

Fred's Brim said...

10 1/3

Fred's Brim said...

Russ ruins the no-hit streak

Fred's Brim said...

Bucs are hitting the ball a lot harder than the Phils were

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta battle hard in the 3rd period

Fred's Brim said...

Droop guns down Russ

Dusty Baker said...

These fucking Kings are sucking hind teet.

Fred's Brim said...

Gnats putting a hurting on StL

Dusty Baker said...

Has Kemp had a hit since being a LF'er?

karen said...

That called strike 3 on SVS was not even near close.

Fred's Brim said...

SVS jobbed on the outside pitch for a backwards K. he's lets loose on the ump but doesn't get tossed, probably because he knew he missed it

Fred's Brim said...

Goddamn we stink at lefties

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny sounds more stopped up than he did yesterday.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Beckett bonks Marte on the arse

Fred's Brim said...

too much 2-out boolshit for my tastes

Dusty Baker said...

2-1 Native Americans five minutes into the third.

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 2-2!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 3-2 Kings!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

45

Fred's Brim said...

Droop with a bloop

Fred's Brim said...

Beckett fails at bunting, Dee grounds out

Fred's Brim said...

bah, nothing doing for us tonight

Dusty Baker said...

What are you drankin, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, Ike?

Fred's Brim said...

I blame Sax for this 3-game losing streak

Fred's Brim said...

@DB, red bull vodkas, got some tonic to switch to next

Fred's Brim said...

shit, I blame Sax for that goal

Dusty Baker said...

CHI equalises. 3-3 with 7 and a half left. Kings on their heels.

Fred's Brim said...

Figgins threw high and SVS twists his ankle/gets stepped on

Fred's Brim said...

Feels like NBC wants Chicago to win this

Fred's Brim said...

Yaz makes to second on the bad throw after his dribbler

Fred's Brim said...

crazy hustle to get to second

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, I look away for a second and they score again?!?

Orel said...

GODDAMMIT KINGS

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley needs to get going

Fred's Brim said...

you too, Matty!

Orel said...

Kings pull Quick.

Fred's Brim said...

barf, righties can't lay off that shitty low and outside pitch

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus shit, Kemp, you fucking suck fucking suck suck uck!

Fred's Brim said...

Dodger truths:
Rookie/first-time pitchers always do well against us

Decent pitchers with awful ERAs always get well against us

Orel said...

All the L.A. teams like to suck at the same time.

Fred's Brim said...

good fortune wasted at second
Noffense in full effect

Fred's Brim said...

We all do better when am not posting here

Orel said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK

Orel said...

Jill Painter Lopez ‏@jillpainter 44s

Game 7. The @lakings are 2-0 in Game 7s this postseason. Off to Chicago they go. No one said this would be easy.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

Beckett Beckett tonight

Fred's Brim said...

@DB what's your booze of choice tonight?

Fred's Brim said...

Droop erasing baserunners

Fred's Brim said...

Dre gets us going with a double!

Fred's Brim said...

Droop hits it hard but right at Harrison

Fred's Brim said...

Romak up to PH for Beckett
Ump squeezes him immediately

Fred's Brim said...

and then he has to swing at the outside and away pitch

Fred's Brim said...

I have to admit, I have no idea who he is

Fred's Brim said...

and he Ks on 3 pitches
that slidershit from Liriano must look good

Fred's Brim said...

0-9 with RISP, 5 Ks
Dee hits one up the middle but Walker keeps it in the infield

Fred's Brim said...

Figgins shouldn't be getting #2 ABs

Fred's Brim said...

ever

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes second
Now it will be 2 left in scoring position when Figgins flies to right

Fred's Brim said...

just a single, kiddo!

Fred's Brim said...

Figgins walks, Puig up

Chone is the Bobby Abreu who can't actually hit the ball

Fred's Brim said...

take your time, Yas

Fred's Brim said...

noffense

Dusty Baker said...

hate to break FB's stark but:

FUUUUUUUUUCK

Fred's Brim said...

gotta make a change to switch up this shitfest

Fred's Brim said...

this is when Alvarez hits a homer and this game gets out of hand

Fred's Brim said...

actually it got out of hand when Maholm came in the game

Fred's Brim said...

Cut the 2-out shit, you assholes! Finish this!

Fred's Brim said...

Fly ball to Dre to strand 2

Fred's Brim said...

Haney rips one to the wall for a double

Fred's Brim said...

that feels like first time Liriano has come further in than the outside edge of the plate

Fred's Brim said...

Matty hits a back luck grounder to second, Hanley over to third

Fred's Brim said...

Vin talking about how the Dodgers are backwards this year, especially against lefties on the road vs home

Fred's Brim said...

SVS can't lay off the pitches nowhere near the plate.

Fred's Brim said...

For some reason, Hurdle is taking out Liriano.
He's a grown man who just hit 31 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

^100 pitches

and 100

Fred's Brim said...

Dre up vs a different lefty

Fred's Brim said...

Jesus, Dre, that was horrible!

Fred's Brim said...

why the FUCK am I still watching this?

Fred's Brim said...

I know how this ends

Fred's Brim said...

Pittsburgh will score a run or two more against our sieve of a bullpen, we'll get another baserunner into scoring position at some point but a shitty batter (Figgins, Droop) will come up and spoil the chance, FB will go to bed drunk and cranky

Hideo Nomo said...

God fucking dammit. I'm sorry, y'all. I went back and forth about putting that line in the GT where I mocked Liriano.

Not watching tonight. Are we as shitty as we sound on Twitter? Shittier?

Fred's Brim said...

Perez with a solid 1-2-3 inning
Which means Donnie will bring him back for the 8th where he will give up 2 runs

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes the pitching has been acceptable, not great (lots of baserunners but stranding them) and the noffense has been unacceptable, not great (lots of baserunners but stranding them)

Fred's Brim said...

but the defense hasn't failed us yet

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes, I have found that pre-mocking usually backfires on me. Post-mocking is usually fine

Fred's Brim said...

Why doesn't every team throw lefties at us all day long?

Fred's Brim said...

*yawn*

Orel said...

Shitty sports night in L.A.

Fred's Brim said...

Brian Wilson in for the 8th. No juice for him in this situation which means he'll give up a couple of runs

Fred's Brim said...

not great here in NY either

Fred's Brim said...

catch the damn ball, Scott!

Fred's Brim said...

there's the defense

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit, what a play by Dee!

Fred's Brim said...

he caught that in the heel of his glove and flipped it to Hanley, then on to first for the DP

Fred's Brim said...

Why was Dee a shortstop from the start? Why did it take this long to think of him as a 2B?

Fred's Brim said...

McCutcheon twangs his ankle/hammy on that swing

Fred's Brim said...

then Wilson walks him

Orel said...

Well, there's the Rangers.

Fred's Brim said...

Ike grounds to second for the last out

Fred's Brim said...

It's no fun around here when you guys can't watch

Fred's Brim said...

a righty?!? is this our chance?

Orel said...

It's no fun for us either.

Fred's Brim said...

Figgins gets us going

Orel said...

CHONGLE

Fred's Brim said...

Puig grounds to the pitcher, Chone to second

Fred's Brim said...

it feels like it's 5-0 but it's only 2-0

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley singles in Figgins!

Did Figgins touch third?

Orel said...

C'mon Matty, don't be totally depressing!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Matty!

Orel said...

2-1 will be the final score. Guarantee it.

Fred's Brim said...

just kinda depressing

Orel said...

Kemp didn't hit into a DP. That is a victory of sorts.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel we'll get somebody on base in the 9th, maybe even into scoring position, but that won't matter

Fred's Brim said...

I can't believe Melancon is still in there, maybe he's better against lefties

Fred's Brim said...

or just good enough against lefties

Orel said...

Exactly, FB. Good enough to make it close, not actually good enough to win.

Fred's Brim said...

it's amazing that a 2-1 game will last 3.5 hours

Fred's Brim said...

Good enough to make us hope, not good enough to keep us from kicking the dog

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel can you watch the games or are you on Gameday?

Orel said...

The raising of hope is essential. Without it there cannot be the crushing of dreams.

Orel said...

Gameday, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, JP

Orel said...

Ethier-Butera-PH coming up.

Fred's Brim said...

sorry, O-Dog

how many people in LA have the physical option to switch to TW?

Orel said...

I have DirecTV. So you're looking at a early termination fee plus that goddamn dish stuck on my roof for no reason.

Orel said...

in the role of Tonight's Hero: Not Andre Ethier

Fred's Brim said...

Gotcha. Is TW available to everyone or is it not wired for all neighborhoods?

Orel said...

Our team has more money than brains.

Fred's Brim said...

they aren't even gonna bother with getting somebody on base, are they?

Orel said...

Not sure, FB. I'm under the impression it's available everywhere, else we would have heard about some people really being blocked out by now.

Orel said...

FedEx is our last hope.

Fred's Brim said...

how is FedEx our pinch hitter? is nobody left? Throw Grienke up there at least

Orel said...

Sometimes I get angry at myself for putting so much hope into teams I have no control over. Tonight is such a night.

Orel said...

Mercifully, it is over.

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRINGGGGGG!!!!

Orel said...

How many writers picked us to win the WS? How embarrassing.

Orel said...

Anyway, thanks for hanging, FB. One day we'll see a win.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel well said.
It's a fucking drug. You might ask yourself "why do I do this to myself" when we lose, but it feels so good when it works

Fred's Brim said...

Have a good night, Orel. Let's get'em tomorrow night

Hideo Nomo said...

No TWC in Nomo's 'hood.