Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Game 80 Thread: June 25 @ Royals, 5p

Dan Haren (7-4, 3.62) vs. James Shields (8-3, 3.70).

Dodgers' record in June: 13-9. Giants' record in June: 9-12. Dodgers have gone from 9.5 to 3 games back within that span. The lesson here is clear: Always have Clayton Kershaw on your team.

But even Clayton can't do it all on his own. Haren has been so-so in June, posting a 4.63 ERA with a 2.2 K/BB ratio, so he's going to need offensive help from the likes of Dee (.247/.317/.425 in June) and AGon (.200/.256/.307 in June). Look at those numbers! How are winning any non-Kershaw starts? (Well, Kemp is .316/.382/.519 for the month.)

And apparently, they're going to have to do it without Hanley in the starting lineup today.

As for Shields, let's let STATS LLC (via ESPN) tell the story: "Shields (8-3, 3.70 ERA) has gone 5-0 in nine starts since losing to Detroit on May 2, but he's posted a 5.54 ERA and allowed nine homers in his last six. He's benefited from 7.25 runs of support per game during the undefeated stretch."

In other words, let's destroy that Shields and his offensive generator. BOOM!

124 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

How can we destroy the shield generator without Han(ley)?

Orel said...

LINCECUM NO-HITTER IN PROGRESS

Fred's Brim said...

No hitter you say?

Fred's Brim said...

like no hits at all? or just a few hits?

Fred's Brim said...

and he's done it

Fred's Brim said...

second time against the Padres in 2 years

Fred's Brim said...

does it really count if it's against the Padres?

Fred's Brim said...

extra bong rips in the clubhouse tonight

Fred's Brim said...

the wuss gets dunked with a couple of gatorade buckets and doesn't have the decency to stick around and do the postgame interview

Hideo Nomo said...

Eh. Whatevs.

Fred's Brim said...

Haren doesn't waste any time, does he?

Fred's Brim said...

figure it out, Dan!

Hideo Nomo said...

Bad, Danny, bad.

Orel said...

Now Kershaw needs to throw a perfect game to top Lincecum. And win some World Series championships.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty ties it up!

Orel said...

KEMPHOMER!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre send one to the track in center but Dyson tracks it down

karen said...

Matt Kemp Whore here JUST in time to see his homer. I'm a happy girl.

Fred's Brim said...

SVS with a single

Fred's Brim said...

But Dyson tracks down another in the left field gap

karen said...

I just read the posts. Timmeh with a no hitter? Not a happy girl anymore.

Orel said...

You might say he vacuumed it up

Fred's Brim said...

nice 2nd inning for Haren

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with an easy triple

karen said...

Wow, I love watching Dee run!!

Fred's Brim said...

he ripped that to the wall in right

Fred's Brim said...

a balk brings Dee home!

karen said...

We'll take it!

Fred's Brim said...

What was Dee's time around the bases for that little league home run?

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with a triple of his own!

karen said...

Puig with the triple!!

Fred's Brim said...

He blistered that one and was running like a motherfunker right out of the box

Fred's Brim said...

I hate those slides, I hope he's ok

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian with a sac fly, 3-1 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

hustle and execution, I like it

Fred's Brim said...

hmm not much hustle there

MR.F said...

Hiiiiiiiiiii

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

Matt Kemp's home run in the second inning was his 1,100th career hit

karen said...

Mr F!!!!!! Hello my friend!

Orel said...

It's a Mr. F drive-by!

Fred's Brim said...

Sheezuz, Dyson gets to everything

karen said...

That vacuum cleaning bastard.

Fred's Brim said...

Remember when Matty could do that?

Fred's Brim said...

SVS has a big back

MR.F said...

I am kinda following a gamecast.

Fred's Brim said...

great play to get the lead runner

Fred's Brim said...

MISTA EFF!!!

Orel said...

Mr. F has to stick around, he's our good-luck charm

Orel said...

Especially after what the Giants did today

Orel said...

Although if they keep losing two out of every three games, they can throw all the no-hitters they want

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit

Fred's Brim said...

I don't think AJ has a play if he catches it, but still

Cmon Danny, get this guy

MR.F said...

I am not good luck =(

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Dan

Fred's Brim said...

there we go, damage limited
still 3-2 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with another hot smash that eats up the shortstop

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes second!

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with a double down the line, Dee scores!

karen said...

Yasiel just Puigan!!

Fred's Brim said...

Damn, Adrian robbed by Hosmer

Orel said...

Think again, Mr. F

Fred's Brim said...

Christ, Dan, are you trying to lose? How do you give up a homer to that little guy?

karen said...

WHO is this Dyson guy??

Fred's Brim said...

Haren will be lucky to make it to the 6th. Get ready, JP

MR.F said...

Thinking is hard...

Fred's Brim said...

stolen base for Cain, here comes the run-scoring single

Fred's Brim said...

Haren in some trouble. He's at 92 pitches in the 5th

Fred's Brim said...

and he's done, that's sad

Hideo Nomo said...

Seemed like Haren was serviceable when Maholm was in the rotation. Do we have a "one starter must suck at all times" rule?

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like Jamey is coming in

Fred's Brim said...

fucking disgisting wild pitch or passed ball
that shist is unacceptable

karen said...

I would feel better about life in general if we had a 10 run lead about now.

Score now tied =(

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK! perfect double play ball would have gotten us out of the inning, but instead we are tied

Hideo Nomo said...

Fuck this noise. Gonna need 7 or 8 runs to win this one.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK THIS IS IRRITATING
Tighten it up, fellas!

MR.F said...

Tie =/

karen said...

SNLA showing Lincecum's no hitter. I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't need to see that shit.

karen said...

^fuckheads!

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta hit the hay, big day tomorrow
Get this win, yall!

karen said...

Going to the seventh all tied at 4.

Orel said...

All tied up, huh? Gonna need some late-inning magic

Orel said...

AGon leadoff single in the 8th! Kemp up!

Orel said...

In play, out(s)

no DP no DP no DP

Orel said...

OK. Fly out

Orel said...

Ethier up

Orel said...

Just like old times!

karen said...

First and third with one out for the good guys. Get the bubble machine ready!!

karen said...

RA with 2 out. AJ up.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

A.J. fouling 'em off

Orel said...

Mini shrimp!

Orel said...

A.J. takes one for the team!

karen said...

AJ HBP!! We will take it!! 5-4 Good Guys. MiggyRo up with bases still full.

Orel said...

Dammit, Rojas. But we take the 5-4 lead

karen said...

Howell made Gordon look really bad on that one.

Orel said...

C'mon, J.P. Two more and Kenley closes it out

Orel said...

OK, League now

karen said...

Perez Ks. Infante goes to 2nd.

karen said...

JT makes a nice play at 3rd. Dodgers out of it. 5-4.

karen said...

100

Orel said...

Stay on target...

karen said...

Maholm warming in pen. That can't be good.

karen said...

Dee leads off with a hit. That's 4 for him tonight.

karen said...

Puig sends overpriced vacuum cleaner to the wall in center, but alas, it's just a long ass out.

Orel said...

1 on, 1 out for the Dodgers in the 9th

Orel said...

Really? Maholm?

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 4m

For context, Kenley Jansen pitched 3 days in a row for the first time all season on (Friday thru) Sunday, then again Tuesday night

karen said...

Lets all strap in. Looks like BWil coming in for the save.

Orel said...

Why not just keep League in then

Orel said...

Earn that bobblehead, Wilson!

Orel said...

The vac to lead off. Of course

Orel said...

Experience & guile vs. youth & athleticism

karen said...

Finally, we get the vac.

Orel said...

One down!

Orel said...

Wilson touched 94 mph in his last pitch

Orel said...

Shit. One-out single

karen said...

AJ shoots him down at second. Probably will be reviewed.

Orel said...

A.J.'s got a gun!

karen said...

Looks like he was barely in there.

karen said...

He's called safe on the review.

karen said...

SVS makes an unbelievable play to get the DP and win the game!!

karen said...

FOAM PARDY TIME.

And a big fuck you to Timmeh and his fucky no hitter.

Orel said...

Woo hoo! Mr. F is the good-luck charm!

Orel said...

PGTUP!