Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Game 103 Thread: July 23 @ Pirates, 4p

Dan Haren (8-7, 4.30) vs. Francisco Liriano (1-7, 4.43)

Well, who's ready for the inevitable gut punch today? Will it be a fast-regressing Haren allowing multiple home runs and getting bounced in the 4th? Will it be the Noffense? Will it be our zombie bullpen walking in three runs? Will it be because we can't field a full squad after having so many of our players hit and hurt? Will every Dodger batter swing at the first pitch? Will Dodger outfielders switch positions between Pirate at-bats?

These questions and others persist. Yes, as many have pointed out the team still has as many wins as any other team in the NL, but one gets the sense this could start going south quickly, especially with a tough away San Francisco stand due up next.

Also, word is that there may be thunderstorms in the Pittsburgh area this evening, so we'll monitor to see if they can get the game in. In the case it is delayed, please use this space to grouse.

50 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Lineup:







...isn't posted yet.

QuadSevens said...

Lineup wish:

yaSiel puig
carl Crawford
dee gOrdon
adRian gonzalez
matt kEmp
hanley Ramirez
drew bUtera
justiN turner
clayton kerShaw

Hideo Nomo said...

Actual lineup:

GoRdon 2B
KEmp RF
GonzAlez 1B
Van SLyke CF
UriBe 3B
CrawfOrd LF
ROjas SS
Butera C
HAREN P

QuadSevens said...

Very accurate description Nomo.

karen said...

"Will Dodger outfielders switch positions in between Pirate at bats?" Thanks Dusty. I think that's the first time I've smiled since last nights melt down.

Steve Sax said...

@karen, I laughed at that too. Trying to figure out which one of outfielders is the spooner rather than the spoonee

Steve Sax said...

Bartolo Colon loses no-hit bid in the eighth

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Donnie should throw a rover in the outfield. Why not, everyone else is doing all those crazy infield shifts.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax and Karen

I'm glad you guys read between the lines and noted my innuendo.

Do we have a game going yet or is the weather a factor?

Hideo Nomo said...

Game has begun. Dee K'd. Matty walked.

Hideo Nomo said...

AGon walks.

Hideo Nomo said...

SVS Ks and Uribe flies out. Wheee!

Dusty Baker said...

Do we have four right fielders today?

karen said...

I just got here in time to see Haren give up a single on his second pitch of the game.

Heeere we go!

karen said...

Now 3 pitches, 2 base hits.

Dusty Baker said...

But no HRs? (Expectations: set for low)

karen said...

Dusty...Keep them low. Haren looks real shaky.

karen said...

After 10 pitches bases RA and 1 out. Those without TWC are the blessed ones after all.

karen said...

Haren walks Karina's son bringing in the run, still RA, 1 out, 16 pitches in.

Dusty Baker said...

Walked in a run. Wow...my GT questions are already being answered.

karen said...

Sac fly brings in second run. 18 pitches in.

Double now scores 2. 4-0 in first. 19 pitches in.

karen said...

Is it to soon for me to start channel surfing?

karen said...

Mercifully the first is over. 4-0 Rats.

Hideo Nomo said...

This shit is shitty.

karen said...

Guilty of channel surfing here, but checking in on the Boys, Rats have scored again. 5-0 with 2 down in second.

karen said...

I'm beginning to understand what it must be like to be a Padre fan.

So far I'm not liking it so much.

Steve Sax said...

Dan Haren sucks.

5-0 PIT in the third.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Did someone say 4-zip?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What, 5-0?

What kind of doomed comment thread is this?

Steve Sax said...

Haren has gotten into the seventh inning one time in his last six starts (1-3 W/L record)

Steve Sax said...

Liriano has a no-hitter through three innings against us.

Great.

karen said...

We're in the middle of the third and I'm already thinking about the long ass flight to frisco tonight.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

In case anyone is wondering, Zach Lee's ERA is now under 5.00.

I'm sure he can out pitch Haren/Beckett at this point. Get him up here rapido.

karen said...

FH and Phiwwees in what could be a lengthy rain delay in 4th inning. Could this possibly work in our favor somehow??

karen said...

MiggyRo doubles with 1 out in the 5th for first hit for Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

mIguel rojas has our only hit! A double!

(and was promptly doubled off of second base.)

Dusty Baker said...

I'm punching myself in the stomach just to have something better to do that listen to this game.

karen said...

Dodgers huff and puff and force in a run in the fifth. 5-1 Rats.

Steve Sax said...

Good news: we scored a run

Bad news: Maholm is in, so no hope of a comeback

Steve Sax said...

Awesome misread AP tweet.

karen said...

Yasiel coming in to PH in 8th. This has to be a good sign, right???

Unless, of course, he gets hit.

karen said...

Puig works a walk. No harm, no foul.

karen said...

More good news...Chris "White Flag" Perez warming up in pen.

karen said...

FH game resumes in Philly. Top of 5, no score.

karen said...

It's officially the cocktail hour. 'White Flag' is in to pitch the 8th.

I personally am sharing a bowl of nachos with my cat to drown my sorrows.

karen said...

Tonights installment of "How much worse can it get"?? has come to an end.

I can't freaking wait to get to the sewer by the bay.

Fred's Brim said...

What's worse, "sad", "pathetic" or"hopeless"? We are that

Hideo Nomo said...

Am I crazy, or was the answer to just about all of Dusty's GT questions yes?

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, Haren went 5 and only gave up 1 home run, but still...

Steve Sax said...

PGT up