Sunday, July 20, 2014

Game 100 Thread: July 20 @ Fredbirds, 5p

We need to Photoshop a hologram Kershaw.

Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 1.78) vs. Carlos Martinez (2-4, 4.43).

How quickly things turn. At the All-Star break the Dodgers were on top of the world, alone in first place with four All-Star representatives. Then Puig oh-fer'd his Home Run Derby appearance, and now the team is back in second place, their outfield controversy has rekindled itself, Plaschke is calling for big moves, and Puig is out of the lineup with a sore hand.

Which is when we get to the bright spot: Once every five starts we get to see a Kershaw start, and today he's only being asked to pull the Dodgers out of a nosedive against the very team that handed him his worst postseason loss ever. The Giants lost again, so first place is also at stake. Help us, Obi Wan Kershaw, you're our only hope.

165 comments:

Orel said...

Something is going on about arrows

Dusty Baker said...

Gordon 2B
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp LF
Ethier RF
Van Slyke CF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Kershaw P

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, SVS in CF over Kemp OR Ethier.

Dusty Baker said...

ps - On the sofa, you shitass ESPN announcers!

Orel said...

Dodgers go down 1-2-3 in the 1st

Dusty Baker said...

Weak sauce first inning.

Screw a bunt.

And really A-Gon - first pitch swinging? Work a count already.

Dusty Baker said...

Ok let's do this, Kid K.

karen said...

"Vintage Kershaw"...ESPN Guy.

Only good thing about a national game is we ALL get to see it!! Hooray!!

Greetings Dusty and Orel!

Orel said...

Mila Kunis for Jim Beam

Orel said...

Epale, Karen!

Orel said...

Fat Tire, by the way

Paul said...

Kemp sucks.

Orel said...

Ethier triple!

Paul said...

Nice running Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

Don't forget about Dre!

karen said...

Was that Mila Kunis? I think I'm usually looking at Ashton in the pics.

BTW...I just feel the need to add how pissed I am about Kelly nailing another one of our guys. It's way past time for retaliation.

Dre with the triple. Wow, one of our guys on third.

Dusty Baker said...

Whassup Kid K(aren)?

Paul said...

I got the RISP blues.

Orel said...

Ethier's not going anywhere

Dusty Baker said...

I think Kershaw should throw at Kelly in the clubhouse.

Dusty Baker said...

100 MPH pitch, damn.

Orel said...

Uribe flare! Glad to be wrong

Paul said...

Thank you Baseball Gods.

karen said...

A run (barely) and we'll take it!!

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 bitches!

Orel said...

I'm with Karen. But at this point you kind of have to throw at Kelly himself (per Dusty)

Paul said...

AJ has gone from meh to meh with added bland flavor.

Paul said...

I say have Jansen throw Mark Ellis at Kelly.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah AJ calls a great game but his offensive pop is popped, to the extent it was ever there consistently.

karen said...

I was thinking a 2fer re throwing at Kelly when they were showing Wacca next to him in the dugout. Get even with that bastard for the NLCS while we're beaning redbirds.

Orel said...

Shit. Tie game

karen said...

Shit.

karen said...

Damn you Orel!!

Orel said...

Ha!

Orel said...

Some things never change. Uribe with the nice D

Dusty Baker said...

No more runs, Kersh.

Orel said...

Kershaw with 36 pitches through two innings. Too many

Orel said...

Those Leinenkugels know how to party!

Orel said...

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN 1m

As Kershaw came off the field, he walked in to talk with home plate umpire Ed Hickox, before heading back to the dugout.

Orel said...

Kershaw walks! Dee sacs him to second

Orel said...

I hope the Mets enjoy healthy Hanley next year

Orel said...

Hanley walks. Martinez might be having control problems

Orel said...

AGon first-pitch swinging AGAIN. Fortunately he just fouled it off

Orel said...

Bourjos with the diving catch of AGon's sinking line drive. Ex-Angels are the worst

Orel said...

Kemp first-pitch swinging for a strike. Good thing to do against a pitcher who's walked two this inning

Orel said...

Full count to Kemp

Orel said...

Kershaw spending the whole inning on the bases

Orel said...

But no more! KempBI makes it 2-1!

Paul said...

Nice hit Kemp! You still suck.

karen said...

Matty brings in Kid K.

Dancing naked in the moonlight finally pays off!!

Orel said...

SD: Only team in MLB without a no-hitter. Ha ha!

Orel said...

Thanks for the hard work, Karen

Orel said...

Ethier first-pitching swinging. I'm noticing a pattern

Orel said...

Ethier RBI single! Two-out madness of the likes we haven't seen in a while

Dusty Baker said...

What are these things called - runs?

karen said...

Dusty...I think 'runs' are what the other team gets. These things we just got are an unknown entity.

karen said...

K-Zone sucks. If Kid K thought it was a strike, it was damn well a strike.

karen said...

If the Dodgers trade Joc Pederson, you KNOW he'll come back to haunt us for the next 12 years.

Orel said...

Saw a Twitter item saying Julio Urias was untouchable, so...

Orel said...

Uribe single!

Orel said...

Geez A.J., at least get it out of the infield

Orel said...

Kershaw gets down the bunt but they get Uribe at second. Clayton on the basepaths again...but it's not like it hurt last inning

Orel said...

Dee nubber moves Clayton to 3rd. Dee safe at 1st, still two out

karen said...

Raise your hand if you are freaking sick and tired of hearing how great Cardinals fans are.

Orel said...

Hanley beaned! Ouch! In the shoulder?

Orel said...

(raises hand)

karen said...

ANOTHER Dodger nailed by a fucking Cardinal

Dusty Baker said...

Quit swinging at the first fucking pitch, A-Gon!!!

Orel said...

And AGon wastes the RA on — GUESS WHAT? — a first-pitch swing

Orel said...

Yeah, Clayton! Gets Mothballs on the hip

karen said...

YES SIRREE CLAYTON! HIT THAT SOB!!!

karen said...

And oh yeah, shut the fuck up Kruk.

Orel said...

Nice jump by Hanley to avoid Angry Mothballs

Orel said...

Joc woulda caught that!

Dusty Baker said...

Shut the ver loving fuck up, Kruk. Clay did exactly what he needed to do - the right way.

spank said...

Total respect for Kershaw. Fuck these ESPN Cardinals announcers. Fuck them all up in their fucking ears!

karen said...

These ESPN idots need to look at some recent history with Cardinal pitchers hitting our guys before they start running their mouths.

spank said...

I'm out!

*drops mic*

karen said...

Spanky with the drive by!!

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, Spanky.

Dusty Baker said...

Why is Kemp even thinking about stealing? He's slower than A-Gon lately. Stupid. He

karen said...

Kemp doing the walk of shame back to the dugout.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hola ya'll. Just in case it hasn't been said yet, fuck the Cards.

Dusty Baker said...

It can't be said enough.

Dusty Baker said...

AJEllis an't get it out of the infield.

karen said...

Hola CliffyB...You can say it all night long and it still won't be enough.

Also...Fuck you Card fans for booing Clay.

karen said...

I really hope that HanRam getting hit and Kid K going all Drysdale on Mothballs lights a fire on this team. They sure need it.

karen said...

SHIT

Orel said...

ugh

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hit him again, Clay!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sit the fuck down, Holliday.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

3-3

karen said...

Listening to these knuckleheads call this game reminds me of the FOX game against the Yankmes when Joe Buck was so blatantly rooting for NY.

Paul said...

This is fuckin annoying.

karen said...

@CliffB...I just love your avatar!!!

karen said...

Great catch by Matty.

Orel said...

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN 1m

Very small sample size warning: Kershaw hasn't had strong outings in two previous games with Hickox behind the plate. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=kershcl01&year=Career&t=p#ump_extra

Paul said...

Dodgers on ESPN Sunday night = losing on a walk off. I hope I am wrong but I have a bad feeling.

Paul said...

Suck my Hickox ump.

Orel said...

GO DEE GO

Cliff Beefpile said...

Double Dees!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Karen: If I recall correctly, it was a pic in one of the posts here on SOSG. Pretty sure from one of the Bark in the Park games.

Orel said...

And we're back to boobs

karen said...

Watching Dee run is a beautiful thing.

Orel said...

Bark in the Park 2012

karen said...

Orel: Our source for, well...everything!!

Orel said...

Nice wiggle, Hanley!

Dusty Baker said...

God damn I want this one tonight.

karen said...

^ What Dusty said.

Orel said...

Ah, SHIT Matty!

Orel said...

Kershaw at 104 pitches, still in there in the 7th

Orel said...

Kershaw's fastball: REMEMBER ME???

karen said...

Kershaw: Happy Karen: Happy

Dusty Baker said...

I love how these announcers talk about Kid's sequencing. They've said "I'd throw the slider here." about 54 times. Brilliant analyses, dickweeds.

Dusty Baker said...

MKWs happy!

karen said...

Excellent analysis as usual by Dusty on both ESPN guys and Matt Kemp Whores.

Orel said...

"I'd strike him out here."

Orel said...

Just like that, all the fight goes out of the Dodger bats

Orel said...

Ugh, Wilson?

karen said...

Hold on there about BWil Orel...He's got the 'Good Luck' rubberband in the beard thing going on again.

Orel said...

oh well in THAT case

Orel said...

A.J. has Bourjos on time but Dee can't hold on to the ball

Orel said...

You can see this game falling apart at the seams

Paul said...

Yes yes yes ESPN. Matty Hit my balls is mad and only he has the right to be mad.

Paul said...

Hey Hey Hey Fat Adams.

Orel said...

but AMERICA'S TEAM

Orel said...

Taking Uribe out in a late-inning switch? Don't like losing his glove

karen said...

This game has an October feel to it and it's making my tummy feel all yucky.

=(

Paul said...

Uribe gone. Brilliant Donnie.

karen said...

Maybe it's Donnie's managerial skills that's making my tummy yucky.

Orel said...

A.J. asleep at the wheel? Bourjos steals third

Dusty Baker said...

This will not end well.

Orel said...

J.P. wriggles off the hook!

karen said...

You can exhale now Karen.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think I've seen "Slaying the Badger", but it wasn't about bicycles, ESPN.

karen said...

Just what did happen there with Bourjos taking third with no throw???

karen said...

Okay AJ, you're making a good argument for forgiveness on that 'no throw'.

Orel said...

A.J. lumbering double!

karen said...

Shit JT.

Orel said...

Dee K's on a 99 mph fastball

Orel said...

WHAT THE FUCK Hanley hit again

karen said...

"Clearly no intent"

Yeah. Fuck you idiot.

Paul said...

Toss him! Idiots.

Paul said...

I am so fuckin pissed. This is bullshit. What is the point of warning the teams?!

Hideo Nomo said...

Fucking nuke the place!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck. St. Louis.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh, epale everybody.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUCK YES! EAT IT!!

Orel said...

Wow, where was that? And I'm saying that with a Cards pitcher on the mound

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, Kemp.

karen said...

Epale, Gnomes!

Even if we win this it'll be shit if it costs us Hanley.

Orel said...

Star Wars and Steve Garvey just collided on Twitter. Life complete.

Hideo Nomo said...

In case y'all didn't know, Orel is ON FIRE on Twitter tonight.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ours, not the other one.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ha! That was pretty high, ump, but we'll take it.

Orel said...

Kenley got the high strike call there

Orel said...

Did he swing on ball four?

Paul said...

Best fans in baseball are leaving.

Orel said...

One more strike...

Paul said...

Jansen has the best back.

Paul said...

Make party! Fuck a Red Bird.

Orel said...

WIN

Cliff Beefpile said...

Got him! Party makin' commences! Get well soon, HanRam!

karen said...

This win doesn't feel good. I've got a baaad feeling about Hanley.

Orel said...

PGTUP!