Friday, June 20, 2014

Game 75 Thread: June 20 @ Padres, 7p

Dan Haren (7-4, 3.54) vs. Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.72).

Boy, it's been an emotional couple of weeks in the Southern California sports scene, hasn't it? The Kings and their heart-attack inducing ways, the passing of Tony Gwynn, Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter. It's a great reminder that pro sports sometimes becomes more than just a bunch of millionaires chasing a ball or puck around. These milestones give Southern California legitimacy and legacy on the national stage.

The fourth-place Padres (31-42) are on a two-game winning streak, having split a series against the Mariners. The Dodgers are currently four games back of the Giants, who are taking on the woeful, vengeful Diamondbacks. Yes, we have to root for those shitheels (to appropriate an SoSG Dusty term) for the next three days, so prepare your nosegays.

Lost in the Kershaw kerfuffle is the Dodgers' improved play at home. They're 5-1 on their current homestand and averaged six runs a game against the Rockies. Perhaps not coincidentally, offensive production from the outfield positions has stabilized since Crawford went on the DL, with Kemp and Puig corner outfield fixtures and Ethier and Van Slyke sharing centerfield duties. Is a trade in the offing?

200 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

my nose is gay for the smell of wins

Franklin Stubbs said...

Day-drinking in the House of Stubbs today. The results are satisfactory.

Orel said...

Excellent, and excellent.

Orel said...

Dee's got this triple+error thing down cold. 1-0 Dodgers, still batting in the 1st

Orel said...

Puig & Hanley combine for the K-CS sequence. Nice job, boys

Orel said...

Of course AGon follows it with a double

Orel said...

Aw yeah, Matty. RBI single makes it 2-0 Dodgers

karen said...

Matty singles in Gonzo. 2-0 to start the first.

It's going to be a g

Dusty Baker said...

Sometimes I am more angry than others that I can't watch the games. Tonight is a night I REALLY want to watch the game.

(angers)

karen said...

To finish that thought...It's going to be a good night for Dodgers fans.

Dre gets robbed of a hit to end the first. 2-0 Dodgers.

karen said...

Juan Uribe may play Sunday. CC not involved in any baseball activities and there is no time frame for his return. Hmmm, I wonder if expressing his thoughts on the outfielder situation has played in here at all??

karen said...

Haren gives up homer to Seth Smith. 2-1 Blue.

Dusty Baker said...

Crawdaddy needs to STFU. The team is gelling and no need to disrupt it.

karen said...

Dusty...I agree. It seems we were hearing some feedback re CC and then it all got shut down real fast.

Orel said...

It would be in the Dodgers' interest to showcase a healthy CC.

Dusty Baker said...

Snap poll: Who is still high from that Kershaw no-no?

Snap poll II: Who is still high?


Franklin Stubbs said...

Wow, if not for two miracle catches, it could be 5-1 already.

Franklin Stubbs said...

High on life, y'all

Orel said...

My interest in the Dodgers is at a season-high thanks to Clayton. I hope they don't roll over and kill it

Dusty Baker said...

@Stubbs

Life=Ardberg

Franklin Stubbs said...

Usquebaugh is indeed the water of life.

karen said...

Kennedy got a lot of help there from his mates.

Dusty Baker said...

Just was gifted some Bulleit 10-year so I'm going to crack that later, win or lose.

spank said...

guess who,mofos???!!!

spank said...

Hedley

Orel said...

Spank!

Orel said...

Oh and hey, it's Spank!

karen said...

The Spankster in the house!!

spank said...

score some runs goddammit

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, Daniel

spank said...

yes i'm back despite fucking myself over with this time warner deal. no dodger network and no mlb network. i blame dish for hanging up on me after a 30 minute phone call. fuck them.

Fred's Brim said...

Spankster - what meats are you scorching tonight?

Fred's Brim said...

wha?!? is TW fucking you because you are in SD territory?

spank said...

R.I.P. Tony Gwynn. As a rival i hated the fucker but damn he was good.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Giants losing, life is good

karen said...

Douchebags now leading fuckheads 2-1.

Orel said...

ARI 2, SF 1, top 5

spank said...

@ FB - yep. SD territory. the sales associate at the office was telling me i could watch the Dodgers when they play SD on the SD station and i said fuck that i want my Dodger station. I'm currently watching the game on the Padres network. That bitch. haha.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB re your questions @7:41:
1. I am, i've been emotional since I woke up on Thursday
2. They just legalized edibles in New York State

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Good one, Karen

Fred's Brim said...

karen has a way with words

spank said...

weak sauce,Kemp.

Fred's Brim said...

@spank that's horseshit. MLB needs to fix the market structure. It's so outdated

Orel said...

That sucks, Spank

Orel said...

I enjoy the new profane Karen

Dusty Baker said...

I also enjoyed the old profane Karen.

Orel said...

All iterations of Karen are enjoyable

Fred's Brim said...

gobless the guy wearing the throwback SD Garvey jersey tucked into his dad jeans

karen said...

Ok guys, now I'm feeling the pressure to supply my usual, colorfully profanity laced commentary!!

Fred's Brim said...

Puig running like a demon after that foul ball, waling with a pimp strut/hip injury back to his spot in right

Orel said...

less fussin, more cussin

Orel said...

I prefer pimp strut

Fred's Brim said...

is it right to call Jack in the Box a "restaurant"?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre running hard!

Orel said...

Kennedy just became unhittable?

Fred's Brim said...

is Chris Donorfia played by Marc Evan Jackson?

Fred's Brim said...

Haren is terrified of Seth Smith

Franklin Stubbs said...

"Cussin" is one of those pet peeve words for me.

Not the actual profanity, mind you, just the word.

Franklin Stubbs said...

In all fairness, everyone I've ever met named Seth has been a little off.

Hideo Nomo said...

@FB: Nah. Even McD calls them "stores."

And hey, all!

Fred's Brim said...

oh baby, nice rundown of that ball by Puig

spank said...

here we go. lets get a rally going. FUCK THE PADRES!

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes
when I read your name, I say it in my head the way Harry Caray would say it: Hitty-o Nomo

spank said...

BOOZE STATUS: Budweiser

Spanks officially off the Reserve.

Fred's Brim said...

Is Sycuan using the same font as Swingline staplers?

Fred's Brim said...

BOOZE STATUS: Vodka - San Benedetto Sparkling

Fred's Brim said...

how is Dee towering over a MLB first-baseman?

Fred's Brim said...

Dee runs backwards to second after the wild pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley works the walk

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy has worked up a Lincecum-esque lather in his mullet

spank said...

lets do this

Fred's Brim said...

Dee and Hanley cripwalk to the next base after that wild pitch

spank said...

hahaha! fuck yes!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's the good shit

spank said...
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Fred's Brim said...

Obligatory Dave Roberts shot, mad respect for that dude

Fred's Brim said...

perfectly smashed grounder by Puig!
2 come in and he maked it to 3rd somehow

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep. Decent ball player, excellent dude.

spank said...

love it/ more more more runs.

Orel said...

San Diego Snakes?

Fred's Brim said...

AG sacks Puig

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

Douchebags now leading fuckheads 3-1.

cc: Karen

Fred's Brim said...

It's amazing that Kennedy has thrown more pitches than Clayton throw all night on Wednesday

Fred's Brim said...

threw^

Fred's Brim said...

throwed^

Fred's Brim said...

Goebbert gets his firt hit and RBI in his first ever AB

Fred's Brim said...

slick, risky play by Hanley to Dee at second to get the lead runner and finish the inning

karen said...

Did I just hear Vinny say Douchebags now have 4 to fuckheads 1?

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Orel said...

Damn you Seth Smith

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Seth Smith was a rotten hunk of shit with Colorado, now he's just a hunk of shit

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Danny, throw some groundball shit

Fred's Brim said...

nice try, Dee, almost had him

Fred's Brim said...

Dee really stuck with that, I am impressed

spank said...

Looks like the Dodgers raided an Amish village for pitchers.

Fred's Brim said...

slanging hay bales or pitches, makes no difference to them

Fred's Brim said...

Howell is the next Paco

spank said...

or heaters tambien

Fred's Brim said...

ump not giving JP anything close

Fred's Brim said...

fug, JP walks that little dude

Fred's Brim said...

now he get's the strike

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bullet dodged.

Orel said...

Should be a rollicking last three innings

Hideo Nomo said...

Not liking how the scoring is trending.

Fred's Brim said...

JP with the nastiness to get the 3rd out

Fred's Brim said...

Trading Places: the train scene is stupid, it's like it was pulled out of another movie

Hideo Nomo said...

I think I want that Newk jersey, but no way it fits me.

Hideo Nomo said...

Beer Status: Firestone Union Jack IPA.

RIP England Football.

Hideo Nomo said...

I've seen Trading Places a million times, and I love it, but I still don't understand the ending. I've even had it explained to me slowly.

spank said...

Padres fans. Lame,mofos. I need to visit Petco and stomp some ass.

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes, me neither, I just know they won somehow

spank said...

Union Jack IPA is the shit,gnomes.

Fred's Brim said...

@spank, what are you doing tomorrow?

Orel said...

What? There's a flaw in Trading Places?

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Brandon, find that nasty shit, not that recent shit

Fred's Brim said...

FCOJ

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Brandon

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel Jamie Lee Curtis' penis?

spank said...

@ FB - nothing planned really. still unpacking from the move. what's up?

Fred's Brim said...

Puig's limp is not good

"the left leg doesn't act like the right" - Vin

Fred's Brim said...

@spank I was thinking you'd run over to the Whale's Vagina and teach those skunkmonkeys what's up

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep, and there's Scotty boy in for Yasiel

Fred's Brim said...

BWil in - go get him, kid!

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson with a curve!

spank said...

@ FB - if they play another series at the whales vagina again i'll be there. i'll take the homies and cause a ruckus.

spank said...

ah. pinche Dre.

Orel said...

There's that man again

karen said...

Matty would have had that.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus christ, Seth Smith? what the hell has gotten into him? He's done that all year to us

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

"jesus christ, Seth Smith?"

Same guy?

Orel said...

Fuckbags lose 4-1

Fred's Brim said...

what would Hanley have done with that?

spank said...

nice Van Slyke.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly, was that Puig in right?

spank said...

L.A is the new Amish paradise.

Fred's Brim said...

FINISH HIM!

spank said...

I want to see some fisticuffs up in dis bish!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, B and Dee

Orel said...

OK, we totally got this.

I think.

Maybe.

I hope.

Please?

Fred's Brim said...

rednecks vs amish

Fred's Brim said...

Thayer looks like a dude who lost his brother in a crawdad accident

spank said...

Now pitching for the San Diego Padres.....Pete Vukovich.

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

Yasiel Puig left the game with a mild left hip muscle strain

Fred's Brim said...

fug, that didn't work
going to the replay on the tag on SVS

Orel said...

OK Kenley, you get two runs to work with

Fred's Brim said...

no way they overturn that

Orel said...

oh wait

spank said...

go to sleep Bud Black

Fred's Brim said...

safe!

Orel said...

Hope lives!

Fred's Brim said...

Spank did you get a better angle on SD tv?

Fred's Brim said...

I want to see Spank put a sleeper hold on Bud Black

spank said...

i don't know but it looked like there was no tag.

Orel said...

In play, no out. Better than In play, out; worse than In play, run(s).

Fred's Brim said...

MiggyRoRo with an infield single, everybody's safe

Orel said...

Dee first-pitch swinging

spank said...

hahs. I learned form the best,FB. Jake the Snake.

Fred's Brim said...

Orel, always 4 seconds ahead

Orel said...

No swearing on Gameday, no delay (usually)

Hideo Nomo said...

No ulcers tonight, Kenley. Please.

Orel said...

Although I'm deprived of the pleasure of, you know, actually seeing the game

Orel said...

Kenley: "What's that? You want ulcers?"

Fred's Brim said...

make that midget swing!

Orel said...

OH COME ON

Hideo Nomo said...

YOUR FAULT OREL.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Kenley

spank said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Orel said...

Wow. Disaster looms

spank said...

is it raining in San Diego or is it my HD?

Orel said...

Me and half of Twitter, Gnomes

Fred's Brim said...

WHERE THE FUCK WAS THAT BLUE!!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Do we have any closers at ABQ? I'm tired of Kenley's Jeff Shaw shenanigans

spank said...

sack up,ken

Orel said...

How is a guy who throws 96 so hittable? Or at least foulable?

spank said...

goddammitsonofabitch

Orel said...

FUCK

Hideo Nomo said...

OH FER FUCKS SAKE

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus

Fred's Brim said...

that's embarrassing

karen said...

WHY THE FUCK CAN'T WE DO ANYTHING EASY?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Where's Withrow? Put him in!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Where's Paco?

Orel said...

Yeah, this game ain't going into extras

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel that's what Broxton was always trying to figure out

spank said...

im aboutm to sock dick enberg in the face. bob costas too. fuck it.

spank said...

FUCK. that sucked major ass.

Fred's Brim said...

fight, you bastards!

Orel said...

Well fuck a duck

Fred's Brim said...

for FUCK SAKE!!!!!!
can't win 4 in a row if we tried and we kinda tried

Fred's Brim said...

Vin blames the bats like he knew Kenley was going to give up 3 runs in the 9th

Orel said...

Vin is a smart man

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ughhhh

Fred's Brim said...

that's fucking shameful goddamniwantosmashsomething

Fred's Brim said...

good night all
think about this booolshit when we finish a game behind the Gnats

Fred's Brim said...

Claton would have given up a hit to prevent this horseshit!
GodDAMMIT I AM FURIOUS!
this is UNACCEPTABLE!!!

Steve Sax said...

Horrible loss. Dammit

Orel said...

pGTUP

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