Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Stanley Cup Game 1 • Game 61 Thread vs. White Sox | June 4

5 p.m.: Rangers @ Kings, Staples Center.
7 p.m.: Josh Beckett (3-2, 2.52) vs. John Danks (3-5, 4.66), Dodger Stadium.

Rubber puck, meet rubber match. It's Hockey Night in downtown Los Angeles, with some interleague baseball goodness thrown in for good measure.

If there's a big fan who loves the Kings as much as he loves the Dodgers, it's Ernest Reyes of Blue Heaven. Check out his Kings Game 7 writeup, in which Ernest drops gems like "The puck floated endlessly like a waffle thrown across a table to a hungry patron."

Tonight is 10,000 Win Pin Night at Dodger Stadium, where the 31-29 Dodgers, who trail the Giants by seven games, are — surprise! — still searching for some offensive consistency. A victory would give them the series win against the White Sox. Beckett only lasted five innings in his previous start, so it seems reasonable to expect him to throw another no-hitter tonight, perhaps even a perfect game.

Downtown L.A. is the place to be — because if you don't have Time-Warner, you ain't watching the Dodgers. The Kings certainly welcome your support, though (the game's on NBC). Go, Los Angeles!

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166 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

karen said...

So glad to have the dual GT Sons. Although I would expect nothing less!

Here's to game 1 of another LA Championship run!!

karen said...

Damn Damn Damn. NY scores in 1st. 1-0.

karen said...

2-0 Rangers. Still 1st period.

karen said...

KINGS SCORE!! 2-1 with 2:25 left in 1st.

karen said...

2-1 after 1.

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw, RIP Don Zimmer.

karen said...

NO! Don Zimmer?? So very sorry to hear this. RIP Don.

Steve Sax said...

SF up 3-2 in the 6th

This GT is going to be a sports ticker today!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier takes a seat. Interesting.

Orel said...

Kings looking a little logy?

Orel said...

Damn! Still getting their chances

karen said...

GOOOAAALLL!! 2-2!!

Orel said...

Tie game!

Orel said...

Wow, that's not tripping?

Steve Sax said...

Tie game at Dodger Stadium as well! 0-0 through two outs in the top of the first!

Steve Sax said...

And, just like that, Abreu doubles off of Beckett. Two out, no score...for now

karen said...

Abreu is just killing us. He breaks up the no no in the 1st with a 2 out double.

Steve Sax said...

Beckett escapes! 0-0 through a half-inning.

Steve Sax said...

who the fuck is injured?

Orel said...

Rangers are sluggish. Kings need to take advantage

Orel said...

Dusty at the game?

karen said...

Vinny very eloquently (as always) eulogizing Don Zimmer.

karen said...

"It was an honor, a pleasure and a great grace to know Don Zimmer" - Vin.

Steve Sax said...

SF wins, 3-2

Orel said...

AARGH so close

Steve Sax said...

one-out HBP on SVS gives us a baserunner, but of course we can't do jackshit.

0-0 through 2.

karen said...

I just hate frisco.

Orel said...

Captain Morgan is the official rum of the NHL. What's the official rum of MLB?

Orel said...

Leury?

Orel said...

Three minutes left in the third period. Still a tie game

Orel said...

Two minutes

Orel said...

Kings PP with 1:36 left!

Orel said...

Staples Center sounds loud

Orel said...

SO MANY CHANCES

karen said...

Great saves by both Quick and Lundquist. Game to OT.

Orel said...

OT it is

Steve Sax said...

Leury Garcia HR makes it 1-0 CWS. And Dee just made a lazy fly ball into left for the second out of B3.

karina said...

épale everyone!

raise hands if you felt a heart attack was coming during the third period

karen said...

Karina...Both hands up!

karen said...

Dunn with the solo. 2-0.

Dusty Baker said...

At the Yard, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Lots of Kings fans here at the Yard. #LAStrong

karen said...

KINGS WIN!!

Orel said...

KINGS WIN

karina said...

GO KINGS GO!

Orel said...

DAMMIT but only kind of

karen said...

"Adam Dunn showing far more excitement over Kings win then his homerun" - Vin.

karen said...

@Orel--Why Dammit, kind of?

Fred's Brim said...

Too many goddamn home runs. And we can't count on the other team's fuckups all of the time

This stupid team

Fred's Brim said...

Fucking ex-Snake

Fred's Brim said...

FB surly if you couldn't tell

Fred's Brim said...

George Lopez is a jinx

Fred's Brim said...

Wasn't Gordon Beckham a winger for Sunderland back in the 70s?

karen said...

FB--I think our team could use some surly.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley makes a nice play on Beckham's dribbler

Fred's Brim said...

Abreu is due, it's been almost 8 ABs since he's hit a homer

Hideo Nomo said...

The fucking negative nancies on Twitter are getting tiresome. The team is sucking, I get it! But ya know what? They might start playing better. Even win a few games in a row. And these same fuckers are going to jump right back on Twitter and wash the team's balls.

In other words, they're baseball fans, I guess.

Fred's Brim said...

half-ass intentional walk to Abreu

Hideo Nomo said...

Surliness is always welcome here, though. I like our particular flavor of it.

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes would you consider me a negative Nancy? @realtalk

Fred's Brim said...

Can you give an example of Nanciness?

Fred's Brim said...

^^#

Hideo Nomo said...

Nah, man, I loves you. Check our Twitter feed for who I've been interacting with.

Orel said...

@Karen, 8:17: DAMMIT you beat me, "but only kind of" because I'm stoked!

Fred's Brim said...

Adam Dunn looks like the love child of Brett Gelman and Trey Anastasio

Orel said...

Good thing there's no negativity in these GTs!

Hideo Nomo said...

Plus the Twitter feed of another blog. Just keep hammering the same points.

Fred's Brim said...

I assume it's a lot of "Beckett fucking sucks, Trade Kemp, Mattingly should be fired" shit?

Hideo Nomo said...

I think it's just that the negativity on Twitter is more relentless and far less clever than it is here.

Fred's Brim said...

Can I guess? Does MSTI still have a twitter feed? Those guys are no fun

Fred's Brim said...

Strike this chump out!

Fred's Brim said...

thank you

Fred's Brim said...

great recovery!

Fred's Brim said...

I like to think it's very realistic negativity, like "global warming is real and I don't mind if Florida is under water in 20 years"

karen said...

@Orel--Ok, now I get it!!

Hideo Nomo said...

The MSTI/Dodgers digest guys are actually pretty cool.

Fred's Brim said...

Backstage Dodgers? That sounds like a video I clicked on when I went to the wrong porn site

Fred's Brim said...

keep taking from this dude! Stop swinging!

karen said...

I'm sure glad you guys are here to chat with. Otherwise this game would have put me to sleep by now.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't know many blogs other than this one. True Blue LA?

Fred's Brim said...

*brews up some coffee*
stay with us, karen!

karen said...

@FB..."Backstage Dodgers"...Way too funny!

Fred's Brim said...

we've only played 5 innings? It feels like the 8th

Fred's Brim said...

keep battling, Josh!

Fred's Brim said...

"murmur of protest from the Dodgers"

Godammit Vin, you are so awesome but I wish this team was better for you

karen said...

Its only a 2 run lead but it feels like 10 with our offense these days.

Is it just me or when Vinny says DeAza does it sound like Piazza?

Fred's Brim said...

I don't have any numbers to back this up but it feels like Droop has been chopping down runners this season

Hideo Nomo said...

Check your FB, FB!

karen said...

FB...I often think the same thing about wishing the team was better for Vin. I feel like we never know when it might be his last season and I want this team to do right by him.

Fred's Brim said...

shitass hit for Garcia to clear the pitcher. Finish him, Josh

Fred's Brim said...

godDAMMIT!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hell, I want them to go wire-to-wire in first place, but apparently we're supposed to endure misery in May and June for some reason.

karen said...

Gnomes--Agreed.

Fred's Brim said...

Good job, Josh. 2 runs through 6 and you are probably done. It feels awful because of the homers but it's prfectly fine

karen said...

Ok guys. Show some heart. Its time.

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Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What channel is Backstage Dodgers on? That show must be better than not watching this 1-hitter

Fred's Brim said...

If Puig isn't hitting, does this team exist?

Fred's Brim said...

Onehundy

karen said...

1-2-3. So much for my show some heart pep talk.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This Dodger team sucks big donkey dongs. What's up with these bums?

Fred's Brim said...

It's amazing how many terrible pitchers get well against us, not to mention the new pitchers that dominate. Aces kill us too.

Wait, so who do we actually beat?

Fred's Brim said...

no pressure for League

Fred's Brim said...

Turner plays a nice third base

Fred's Brim said...

@DBT one of the recent finacial reports said there was a surplus of donkey dongs on the market these days and the team is preoccupied with sucking them. Once they've gotten to them all, we should get on a nice winning streak

Fred's Brim said...

George Lopez is hanging with us!

Fred's Brim said...

Nice inning, Brandon!

Fred's Brim said...

Skanks at the left field bar! Dusty, get over there!!

(if he's not there already, he's at the right field bar)

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@FB thanks for Wall Street economic breakdown. I knew there must be a rational explanation. Is the team planning a donkey dong promotion in the near future?

karen said...

DB...I heard they were planning a donkey dong bobblehead.

Hideo Nomo said...

They're available at the Extreme Loaded Dongs stands.

Fred's Brim said...

@DBT I assume Guggenheim has cornered the market. They are probbly saving them to hand out during the playoffs. Waving donkey dongs around is much more intimidating than a white towel

Fred's Brim said...

ahem Vin... hitting is so bad

Fred's Brim said...

"Could I get an extreme loaded dong with extra sauce?"

Hideo Nomo said...

"YOU WANT HORSEY SAUCE ON YOUR LOADED DONKEY DONG?!" -Guy Fieri, in my nightmares

Fred's Brim said...

AGon, Hanley, Matty, Dre: slumping, injured or half-aassing it?

Hideo Nomo said...

Little of all three, I'd imagine.

Fred's Brim said...

Do you have any packets of Jack Sauce behind the counter?

Fred's Brim said...

AGon - slumping
Hanley - injured, but doesn't mind that he's sticking it to management
Matty - slumping and half-assing it but may feel some urgency when Crawdaddy nears his return
Dre - was half-assing it when he wasn't playing, started trying too hard when he got back into the lineup trying to prove himself, slumping

Fred's Brim said...

there was no way Hanley was making that play, especially since we were losing

Fred's Brim said...

@karen that definitely sounds like "Piazza"

Fred's Brim said...

this shit all started when Wilson cut that Lou Albano beardpiece

Fred's Brim said...

StrikemoutThrowemout!
Droop gets another one!

karen said...

FB...Totally. He needs to go back to that crazy ass beard that looks like something is living in it.

Fred's Brim said...

That beard that had Sergio Romo living in it

Fred's Brim said...

this is when we get to Danks

Hideo Nomo said...

I wouldn't use half-assing for Matty. More like...distracted?

And, while I'm not in the "Mattingly sucks. Fire him." camp, I will say he was NOT the right guy to manage the four outfielder "problem."

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk, Chonie

karen said...

I think Brian was Sergio's beard mentor in frisco.

Orel said...

Should we start a donkey dong blog...?

karen said...

Our entire offense is up second this inning.

karen said...

Thank God Dee is in the lineup tonight. Knocks Danks ass outta there.

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes, that's every possible, RE Matty. I would like to think that with so many years in the league he could handle the distraction. But in reality, I think he's still trying to find his swing. His swing was so fucked up wnen he came back late last year. He looked like he was Charles Barkley trying to find his golf swing. I think he's still working back to his stroke. His bat is still cocked way too Reuben Sierra. I wish the other hitter were hitting more so there would be less pressure on him to be "Matt Kemp"

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel there are not enough donky dong blogs. I have read them all and they are nothing more than cheap laughs

Fred's Brim said...

yay! meaningless steals!

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, that was a strike for Danks

Fred's Brim said...

there he goes

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh Kerwin was just looking a Robin as he bitched, never said a word

Fred's Brim said...

George Lopez still sticking with us!

Fred's Brim said...

keep us going, Hanley!

Fred's Brim said...

lay off the boolshit, Hanley!

karen said...

FB...Is that George Lopez in the shades behind home plate?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Runs!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley barely avoids the DP, Dee scores, 2-1 bad guys. Downs coming in to strike out AGon

Fred's Brim said...

@karen I think so! Either that or I am really racist

Fred's Brim said...

that is a glorious mullet on Downs! It looks stiff, like an expensive merkin

karen said...

Well, at least we're halfway there.

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, I want another drink but it's 1:00am and the 9th inning is going to go fast

Fred's Brim said...

Will we get Belli again?

karen said...

The bullpen seems to finally be coming around. Can our offense be far behind?

A girl can dream.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

Konerko to stick it to us one more time

karen said...

FB...I was happy to see Beli last night. Now I'm not so sure.

Orel said...

Very considerate of the bats to score a run, ensuring the slimmest of defeats.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel when they look at end-of-season results, they will lump this in with the other 1-run losses when they explain that our bullpen was to blame

karen said...

Beli looks like he's laid off the cocaine.

Hideo Nomo said...

If we can't score two off Belisario, then maybe the Negative Nancies are on to something.

Fred's Brim said...

Belli again

Fred's Brim said...

Belli has his good marching powder sources in LA

karen said...

Another fucking former Dodger comes back to haunt us.

re: Cody fucking Ross

Fred's Brim said...

We can't beat good teams
We can't beat mediocre teams
We can't beat bad teams
We can't beat AL teams
We can't beat teams in our division
We can't even beat Arizona anymore
We can't beat anybody but our own donkey dongs
So who the hell do we beat?

karen said...

This horseshit is too much.

I'm going to bed. Goodnight all.

Fred's Brim said...

Gnite everyone

Orel said...

PGTUP!