Monday, July 21, 2014

Game 101 Thread: July 21 @ Pirates, 4p

Where they took Hanley after last night's game.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-5, 3.44) vs. Edinson Volquez (8-6, 3.65).

Today's theme is injuries. As in, how many more can the already-fragile Dodger lineup take? Thanks to the handiwork of the Cardinals' pitching staff, both Puig and Hanley are questionable for today's game. Three of our five starting pitchers have spent time on the DL, as well as our catcher and third baseman. It's enough to make a general manager wonder if he should sign more players under the age of 30.

Old friend Volquez is having himself a dandy little run right now. According to STATS LLC/ESPN, he "has given up one run or none while going at least six innings in three of his last four home starts. The right-hander also has posted an 0.90 ERA while winning his last four starts overall."

So the 52-46 Pirates, in third place and only 1.5 games back of our buddies the Cards, could present quite a problem for the Dodgers during this nine-game road trip. Let's see if Ryu can channel his inner Kershaw and give the boys a chance to win.

16 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Turner SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp RF
Ethier CF
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Ryu P

Fred's Brim said...

Jesus, Donnie, for fuck's sake! Turner at short? And Kemp in right?! He hasn't played there since 2009 and that was only 7 games

karen said...

And no HanRam or Yasiel.

I'm still so pissed I could just spit.

karen said...

Yasiel and HanRam goofing on Alanna Rizzo while she was doing a report from the camera well. She called over to HanRam and asked how he was doing and he smiled and said good.

Gotta take the good news where we can kids.

karen said...

Oh yeah, Boys up 5-0 in 4th, FH up 2-1 in 3rd.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Don't understand why Donnie keeps dicking Kemp around. He might be below-average CF, or whatever. But I'm sure he's a better CF defender than SVS, and moving him around from LF to RF isn't doing him any favors.

I'm surprised Donnie didn't start Kemp at SS, Turner at 1B and move A-Gon to 3B just for the hell of it.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

At least our guys are winning, despite Donnie's dumpshitness

karen said...

I think Donnie has taken leave of his senses and now thinks he is God. Can't think of any other explanation for such obvious stupidity.

karen said...

HJ now serving up meatballs. Now 5-2. PieRats on 1st and 3rd with 2 out.

karen said...

FH leading Phiwwees 5-4 in 6th.

#ineedmydelino said...

Yo yo yo

karen said...

Foam for everybody!!

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win, 5-2!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Giants just won on a challenged call.

Steve Sax said...

pgt up