Sunday, July 27, 2014

Game 106 Thread: July 27 @ Giants, 5p

Our In-N-Out superstition continues — we're going with the 100x100 for the series sweep and first place today.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-5, 3.39) vs. Jake Peavy (1-9, 4.72).

Jake Peavy is 14-2 lifetime against the Dodgers, BUT he's only faced them three times in the past six years, AND his record in those three games is 1-2 (he lost twice in 2009, his last year with the Padres; the one win came last year with the Red Sox). As you can see from his record this year, at age 33 he's losing the form that made him a Cy Young winner in 2007.

BUT he's an ex-Padres wearing a Giants uniform starting a game that will decide which team will keep/take first place in the NL West, so...there's no telling.

All Puig has done in his two games in center field is go 5 for 10 with two RBI and three runs, so it's safe to say he'll be starting there again today. "I like 5 runs and 10 hits. Whatever lineup they can throw out there to do that is great," Kershaw said after last night's win, so don't look for Donnie to try anything radical with the lineup.

Tonight's game is on ESPN, so the city of Los Angeles can finally join the rest of the nation in watching the Dodgers. Let's show them what a first-place team looks like.

photo from @whatupwilly!

188 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa...lots of shit going down with possible Kemp trade to Red Sox, including Peter Gammons and Dave Stewart team going at it in front of god and everyone on the Twitters.

Dusty Baker said...

Ad campaigns from Dodger broadcasts that I miss: Bigelow Green Tea (with Joe Torre) and Mini Sirloin Burgers.

Steve Sax said...

I read an ESPN article (I think it was Olney) that said that the Kemp to Red Sox stuff was a joke

Steve Sax said...

Here's what Olney said in his latest blogpost (link insider only):

• In the aftermath of the Peavy trade Saturday, some of the other Dodgers jokingly tried to convince Matt Kemp that they heard he was being traded to the Red Sox, and that a deal was imminent. Not true; Kemp is owed so much money (about $115 million) that any trade would be extremely complicated, with the Dodgers expected to eat a ton.

Kemp has actually been swinging better of late, with an impressive extra-base hit Friday; he’s got nine hits in his past 24 at-bats.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon, 2B
Puig, CF
Gonzalez, 1B
Ramirez, SS
Crawford, LF
Kemp, RF
Uribe, 3B
Ellis, C
Ryu, P

spank said...

Peter Gammons. LMAO.

Dusty Baker said...

^ BTW I didn't mean to imply that I was buying into these rumors; just that it was interesting to watch things play out publicly including with Kemp's agent's wife.

karen said...

We at Matt Kemp Whores of America would like to issue the following statement:

With all of the talk of trading "Our Guy' of late, we called an emergency meeting and have decided to handle this unseemly situation as follows...

We will be officially in deep, deep denial until August 1, 2014.

Thank you for respecting our privacy during this very troubling time.

Dusty Baker said...

You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen. Breaking news from MKW of America.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jake Peavy. Pfft. More like Jake Peepee, amIright?!

karen said...

National Game tonight, one of those rare nights when we can all enjoy the game together.

Remember Dodgers Faithful, all forms of voodoo, hexes, chanting spells over boiling cauldrons of various human and animal sacrifices are all expected behavior tonight.

Harness the HATE!!

Dusty Baker said...

Uggla: Swedish for "error"

Orel said...

Dee gets on thanks to an Owl error but Puig hits into a DP

Orel said...

8 pitches for Peavy in the 1st

Orel said...

Ryu sometimes has trouble in the 1st

Dusty Baker said...

Our boys looking good with that Cooperstown 75 years patch. Is there a better looking uni in baseball?

Steve Sax said...

nice recovery on that hunter pence comebacker by Ryu.

Orel said...

They're saying Kershaw and Beckett taught Ryu a new grip on his slider

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes doesn't like that first pitch called strike

Steve Sax said...

1-2 count to Oyster Pubes

Orel said...

1-2-3 for Ryu. Nice

Steve Sax said...

Only eight pitches for Ryu in the first, as well!

0-0 through 1

Steve Sax said...

gotta run, back in a sec

Dusty Baker said...

Those were balls, Peavy. STFU!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Peavy geting butt hurt cuz he can't throw strikes.

karen said...

Good. Let's get under PeePee's skin and piss him off early.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Peavy still a douche

Dusty Baker said...

Correction: He's a redneck douche.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

How Uribe makes contact is a mystery to me.

Orel said...

Uribe hacking

Dusty Baker said...

Epicly shitty AB from Uribe.

Orel said...

A.J. check-swings out with men on 1st & 3rd.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

What happened to AEllis?

Steve Sax said...

Uribe was hacking like an idiot up there until he got badly fooled by the down and away pitch

Ellis is just awful at the plate at this stage.

Dusty Baker said...

Remember when AJEllis was our saviour?

Long time ago.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

His numbers are horrible this year

Neeebs (The Original) said...

We need catching depth stat

Orel said...

Bringing a broom to the opposing team's park. Ballsy.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I just said same thing re broom to the Dustettes.

Orel said...

Morse K's on three pitches

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Maybe she flew to the park on the broom

Orel said...

Who is Adam Duvall?

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats need to send out SOS on Morse.

Orel said...

Dee HBP after the bounce?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Ryu walks the first batsman of the inning. Setting up the DP hopefully.

Dusty Baker said...

Throws strikes, Ryu!

Orel said...

Nice to see Ryu get a K after the leadoff walk

Steve Sax said...

This is not good

karen said...

FuckHeads take a 1-0 lead.

Orel said...

The most Giants run ever. Two walks and a chop single

Steve Sax said...

Pence up with two out and giants at the corners. I don't like this

Steve Sax said...

Giants take their first lead in 30 innings

Orel said...

Limits the damage with a backwards K of Oyster Pubes

Orel said...

Uggla doing his best to impress his new bosses

Orel said...

Crawford outruns the potential DP. We're making contact but hitting them right at guys

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with another base hit, first and second now with one out.

But now we're at 7-8-9 in the lineup...

Steve Sax said...

Uribe makes me eat (my words)!

1-1

Orel said...

URBIe ties it up!

Steve Sax said...

"Couple of interesting swings in his first AB"--ESPN announcer's description of Uribe's first AB

Steve Sax said...

Come on, AJ. Break this game open.

Steve Sax said...

I guess that ESPN announcer's name is John Kruk.

The more you know

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis GIDP.

My god, he is getting worse and worse before my eyes.

Dusty Baker said...

Kruk just said that the Dodgers have been looking for an every day 3B for the last couple of years. Yeah, except for the guy we signed and then re-signed to play 3B every day, Uribe.

Orel said...

A.J. hits into the inning-ending DP. He's become a black hole at the plate

Steve Sax said...

1-1, mid-4

Dusty Baker said...

Panda has lost weight? How much? One pound? Down to 308?

Steve Sax said...

Puig is a little too cavalier in center for my liking on that play. Two out, however

Steve Sax said...

settle down, HJR

Steve Sax said...

ESPN keeps showing the shot of people outside the right field fence, peering through the gates because they haven't bought a ticket.

Or in other words, the non-Google employees.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig looking pretty good in CF. #Understatement

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, Sax and I just disagreed.

Orel said...

Don't walk the bases loaded!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax re the crowd shot

It's like a modern-day Norman Rockwell baseball painting, isn't it?

Orel said...

Another trademark Giants RBI

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Ryu, you just got beaten by Brandon frickin' Crawford, a .234 hitter

Orel said...

How did Crawford get all that money from the Red Sox if he has a pipe cleaner for an arm?

Dusty Baker said...

Hard to blame Ryu. These cheap bitches are just getting little nib shots in the right place, just enough to move a runner or score a run. We've still got the game in hand.

cc: Karina

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Score some runs

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Giants, though 4.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 6.33p: True, but to be fair Crawford was playing really, really deep

Orel said...

This is the second inning where Ryu has led off

Steve Sax said...

giants fans cheering for sandoval throwing out Ryu, who runs slower than sandoval himself. please.

Dusty Baker said...

We're not going to lose the one game I get to watch but win the two against SF that I didn't, are we?

Dusty Baker said...

Peavy and Oyster Pubes rattled - let's take advantage.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Heart our line-up needs to show some heart

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Can't type on my Kindle

Steve Sax said...

come on, AGon. Bad swing there for strike 2.

Steve Sax said...

Way to go DEEEEE!

Dusty Baker said...

DEE!!!!!!

karen said...

WOW!!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Speeeed

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez with a great single up the middle, smooth and solid, to score Puig from second.

3-2 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Somewhere Jackie is smiling at you, Dee!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

There you go

Steve Sax said...

When HanRam is healthy, he's a great hitter.

I'm sure we'll overpay for him this off-season.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Sweeet

Neeebs (The Original) said...

See what I did there

Steve Sax said...

Crawford with a double / RBI scoring HanRam from first! And Crawford takes third on the throw.

Steve Sax said...

Official scorer changes it to a TRIPLE for Crawford

4-2 Dodgers nonetheless

Steve Sax said...

Posey's ill-fated throw to first, on AGon's K swinging, really derailed Peavy.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Kemp. A two-run lead won't be enough in this game, I'm pretty certain.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Kemp due for long ball

Steve Sax said...

Kemp flies to right, and Pence navigates the shadows effectively this time.

4-2 LA, mid-5

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah we need more runs but we have them bent over a barrel right now. Peavy is peeved and not communicating well with Oyster Pubes.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Before I walked into the bar the score was 2-1 gnats, I sit down with my drink and it's 4-2 a couple minutes later. Such is the power of beer.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Where are thou power Sir Kemp?

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes, solo HR to left. Ryu just left it up there for him.

We needed that fifth run back there, Matty.

karen said...

I just HATE Pubes.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddamnit, Busty Poser.

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff 6:58p: that is one hell of a great comment.

And I'm sure the fact that you finished beer #1, and took a second to order beer #2, led to the Pubes HR. KEEP DRINKING DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Quick aside: Pubes is a gamer. The fact that he almost singlehandedly flustered his pitcher in the top of the inning, leading to three Dodgers runs, and then came back in the bottom of the inning with a HR (the Giants' first XBH in four games), is pretty impressive.

Dusty Baker said...

(keeps drinking)

Sierra Nevada, for the record.

cc: RBN

Steve Sax said...

But now, it's back to Oyster Pubes mocking.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to delete that pro-Pubes comment. Not cool, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Where I am right now, I cannot be drinking

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, I'll let it slide if we can go back to mocking him.

Steve Sax said...

A solo HR from Uribe here would be damn sweet.

Steve Sax said...

A grand slam by Uribe would be even sweeter, but I don't think that's going to happen here.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Enjoy Kuwait!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: That may be the first time in my life I have ever been called "pro-Pubes".

Steve Sax said...

nice bunt there HJR

Two outs, Uribe on second

Dusty Baker said...

This a tight one. We need some more hate funneled upstate.

cc: Karen and Spanky

Cliff Beefpile said...

For the record, Seattle feels a bit like San Francisco Lite.

(Keeps drankin'!)

Steve Sax said...

As Kruk and Schulman send valentines to the Giants' announcing crew, here's some comments about Mike Krukow criticizing Oyster Pubes.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What's up with Duballs ugly-ass sunglasses?

Steve Sax said...

Olney just recounted his story of the Puig whistle signal, on the ESPN tv broadcast. Here's what he wrote in his blogpost yesterday (link insider only):

• Dee Gordon says that Yasiel Puig's whistle to call for fly balls is so loud and so distinct that he isn’t worried about any confusion, or about being run over by the linebacker-sized center fielder.

Steve Sax said...

Here's Olney on the Peavy acquisition:

• Peavy arrived in San Francisco during the Giants’ game here Saturday, and as he takes the mound Sunday night, he holds a career record of 14-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 25 starts against the Dodgers.

He will make about a dozen starts for the Giants before he becomes a free agent at season’s end, assuming he stays healthy, so he’ll probably pitch something between 65 and 75 innings. In exchange for that -- and for the Red Sox eating about half of the $5 million owed to Peavy for the rest of the season -- the Giants gave up two of the top 10 prospects in their organization, young arms Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar.

Some officials have talked about how in recent seasons, the perceived value of prospects had climbed so high that it was out of touch with reality, and what we seem to be seeing this summer is a market correction. Rather than cling to shortstop Addison Russell, Oakland moved him for two veteran pitchers, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Angels, trying fix their bullpen and run down the Athletics in the AL West, gave up a handful of prospects for Huston Street. The prospects that Detroit surrendered for Joakim Soria are seen as solid. And now the Giants -- who have been a win-now organization -- are moving aggressively.

Steve Sax said...

Machi Ks Puig on a foul tip for out #1. Big whoop.

Note that Machi stayed outside for all five pitches in that sequence.

Steve Sax said...

AGon, 0-for-3 today.

Make that 0-for-4

Steve Sax said...

And here's Olney, recapping Kershaw's great outing Saturday:

From ESPN Stats and Information, how Kershaw beat the Giants on Saturday:

A. He threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 30 hitters, retiring 20 while the other reached via error.

B. He allowed one hit in 17 at-bats ending in non-fastballs, striking out five batters and walking none in those at-bats.

C. For the first time this season, Kershaw did not allow a line drive.

Kershaw is tied for the MLB lead with 12 wins this season. He is 9-0 with a 0.94 ERA since June 1, with opponents batting .147 against him in that span.

Kershaw lowered his career ERA to 1.40 against the Giants; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's the lowest by any pitcher against a single opponent in the past 100 years (minimum 20 starts), as seen in the chart at right.

(Chart at right is Lowest ERA vs. Single Team, which has Kershaw at 1.40 vs. the Giants; Sandy Koufax at 1.44 vs. the Mets, and Mel Stottlemyre at 1.49 vs. the Angels. Past 100 seasons (min. 20 starts); Source: Elias Sports Bureau)

Steve Sax said...

4-3 LA, at the stretch

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Anybody know what that 75 patch is?

Steve Sax said...

JP Howell in, and Brandon Crawford gets a leadoff single up the middle. Great.

Steve Sax said...

4-6-3 GIDP to end the inning quickly. Wow, Howell was efficient!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wash yer hair, Crawford! Nice stab by Uribe.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The Blues flashing the leather in the 7th!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Inning-ending GIDP. Keep working your magic, booze!

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 45m

The 75 patch on the jerseys tonight is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Does Romo throw anything over 88 mph?

Steve Sax said...

Uribe frickin' jazz-hands crushed that one, just a bit foul

(getting ready for the K here)

Steve Sax said...

Uribe foul tips one right off of Oyster Pubes' mask. Ouch.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe indeed fooled, badly, on a down and away pitch below the knees.

Two out, Kemp sittin gon first.

Steve Sax said...

MLB news and notes: Indians' Carlos Santana stays hot.

Yay.

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis grounds straight to the shortstop.

He looks absolutely horrible up there. What is going on here? He used to swing with some power. Something must be hurt.

Orel said...

@Sax: Although Santana got off to a terrible start this season

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis' last multi-hit game was on July 4 (3-for-5, in a 9-0 win in Colorado). That was his only multi-hit game this whole month.

Steve Sax said...

One swing can tie this up, Brian Wilson.

I'm nervous. Pence leading off.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis with a nice play on the Pence pop up, foul-out turned high-pop-up-at-the-plate

Steve Sax said...

WIlson walks Pubes. Which may not be such a bad thing.

But they get Kenley up anyway.

Orel said...

This is not a relaxing inning

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wilson suffering from stikezone phobia

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:53p: true, true

Steve Sax said...

I have a bad feeling about Sandoval here

Steve Sax said...

1-1 count to Sandoval. One out, Oyster Pubes on first

Orel said...

Love seeing Kenley get up here. It always seems Donnie gets relievers up one batter too late

Orel said...

K's Sandoval!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Down goes Sandoblob!

karen said...

I think we should have a 'Find Waldo' version of figuring out where Sax is by the little hints he give us.

Sax 7:04 "Where I am right now I cannot be drinking".

My guess is...Utah.

Steve Sax said...

Sandoval K. Wow that was surprising.

Orel said...

Hey Cliffy, are you going to catch a Mariners game?

Orel said...

Karen: My guess is "church."

Jack & Coke here

Steve Sax said...

Morse flies to right, Kemp does a little skip and a jump as he catches the ball for the third out.

4-3 Dodgers through eight.

karen said...

I'm telling y'all, that little rubberbandy thingy in BWil's beard is his good luck charm.

Orel said...

GEICO PLEASE

karen said...

Orel...or maybe rehab????

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Arrueabuena kind of hot head, no?

Orel said...

Karen: Our Sax? Never.

Orel said...

@DBT: Look for the Cuban hothead narratives to start dripping in

Dusty Baker said...

I think BW was just pitching around the Gnats' best hitting, not having trouble finding K zone. I like that inning from him. Still, nervous time. #GEICO

karen said...

@Saxy...We need more clues in future games.

Orel said...

Joc and Seager for Price?

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 2:51p: I do miss the Mini Sirloin Burgers ad campaign, too.

Yippee ki yay, mini sirloin burgers.

karen said...

Okay everyone...Here we go to bot of 9...Tighten up the seatbelts.

Orel said...

Here we go, Kenley.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Orel, Joc and Seager? Hell no

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Let's go Blues! Sweep time!

Orel said...

K!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel: already have, A's vs. Mariners. Lovely stadium, and it was the first time seeing Cano play. A fun time.

Orel said...

Pulls the string for strikeout #2!

Orel said...

@DBT: Rumor is that Urias is untouchable...

Orel said...

WIN

karen said...

SWEEEEP BABY!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sweeeeeeeeeep! Let the party-making commence!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We should do this every weekend!

spank said...

we make burger party

Steve Sax said...

PGT UP!

Steve Sax said...

@karen 7:59p: Nope, not in Utah.