Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Game 108 Thread: July 30 vs. Braves, 7p

Zack Greinke (12-6, 2.74) vs. (7-8, 3.44).

Personally, I'm more of an In-N-Out fan. But if we can take our win streak to a season-high five, guys, then I'd be pretty satiated indeed (at least, for one night). Luckily for us, having survived a turn at Josh Beckett's start last night, we are bypassing the abyss that is Dan Haren to instead go right to Zack Greinke. Thank you, scheduling gods!

Factoids from the AP preview:

  • Los Angeles (60-47) captured Tuesday's series opener 8-4 over the Braves to become the first NL team to reach 60 wins. It did so two games faster than a season ago when at this point in the season it had won 26 of 32.
  • Yasiel Puig went 4 for 5 to improve his career numbers against Atlanta, including last season's NL division series, to 20 for 38 (.526) with at least a hit in all nine contests.
  • Matt Kemp went 3 for 4 with two home runs to make him 9 for 15 during the winning streak. The right fielder is batting .397 over his last 17 games to boost his season average to .282. He hasn't had it higher than that since finishing 2012 at .303.
  • Adrian Gonzalez also collected three hits and is batting .400 in 10 games since the All-Star break.

That first point is pretty awkwardly written. Don't me blame.

Alex Wood gave up 4 ER over 5 IP in his last outing, a loss to the Padres.

But enough about the game. The three-hour lead time between this post and tonight's first pitch should give us a chance to discuss and debate what toppings we would choose at Five Guys (my local one is near Beverly and La Brea, fwiw). I think I'll have lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, jalapeno peppers, and a dash of A1 steak sauce. And a win tonight, please.

57 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Gordon, 2B
Puig, CF
Gonzalez, 1B
Ramirez, SS
Kemp, RF
Van Slyke, LF
Uribe, 3B
Ellis, C
Greinke, P

Crawford joins Ethier on the bench.

Steve Sax said...

Let me edit: Crawford joins Etheir on the bench, one day after having a pretty good game for the first time in a long while

Hideo Nomo said...

Giants won.

Steve Sax said...

Updated Darwin Barney post to reveal PTBNL as Jonathan Martinez, single-A RHP.

Steve Sax said...

Whatever happened to A1, anyway?

karen said...

Timmeh hit a 2 run homer today and the FH won by 2. I just HATE that skinny ass, vampire wannabe mofo.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer nappy hair, Timmeh!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon wih an infield single and steals second (48), but AGon and HanRam K badly to end the first.

0-0.

Oh, and Greinke looks like his calf is bothering him; he went into the dugout after the first, with Stan conte. But he is back.

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny is mentioning Greinke's ankle. Please tell me it's nothing major.

karina said...

Gosh, I don't want to let him go

├ępale everyone!

karen said...

Matty goes yard, bubble machine working overtime. Attaboy my manly man!!

karen said...

Greetings Sista!!

Dusty Baker said...

Radio through radio is way lagging tonight. I'm seeing replay of key plays on MLB Network on TV before I'm hearing the audio.

karina said...

@karen hello sistah!

Dusty Baker said...

Close play w Dee trying to steal 2nd for the second time tonight. Was he safe or out, TV viewers?

Orel said...

(crickets)

Dusty Baker said...

I'm here, Orel. Just...hard to follow with time lag and no video and Steiner and (cries)

Orel said...

Sorry, I was trying to make a comment on how many TV viewers were out there

Dusty Baker said...

Only 30 percent of area crickets are chirping.

karen said...

Dusty...I was in the other room but Vinny thought he was out.

Dusty Baker said...

Then he must have been out!

Steve Sax said...

first and third, one out (b5). Come on, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Puig pops out to second? booooo

two out

Dusty Baker said...

10 Ks for Zack. Guess his calf is ok.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What's going on? Still 1 all? Guess this Wood guy is pretty solid.

Dusty Baker said...

Apparently this Wood guy has an unorthodox delivery that confuses batters (except Kemp).

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I heard Kemp popped a Wood earlier... But everyone else in the lineup is limp

karina said...

win for zackkkkkkkkkkkk

karina said...

and Sax was right since the beginning

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers take the lead. Crawford comes through, then Uribe. Feelin' this.

karen said...

Matty brings in the go ahead run on Uribe single. 2-1 Boys.

Oh, and Matty has scored both runs.

Just in case in other whores may be tuned in tonight.

karina said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

karen said...

RA for Dre...

Dusty Baker said...

We had forgotten about Dre.

karina said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

Actually an unfair situation for Dre. He's rusty and doesn't have his rhythm, yet some will say "See, he's no good..."

Dusty Baker said...

Were you saying Boooooo-urns, Karina?

Dusty Baker said...

Shut this down so I can go to bed, Kenley.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker boo to the umpire, of course

Dusty Baker said...

Booooooo to that HR.

Mainly cause it fucked up Zack's win.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

karen said...

I hate games like this when our starter pitches his heart out, turns it over to the bullpen to close it out in the ninth and this kind of fucky shit happens.

karina said...

free baseball will be

Hideo Nomo said...

Two games attended this season, two extra inning affairs.

karina said...

if they happen to lose this game (which they won't), I'll be in love with Dee's sneakiness

karina said...

BISOOOOOOOOOON

karen said...

THE BEAST!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck yeah! We make 5-game winning streak party!

Dusty Baker said...

"This kind of funky shit" - great phrase!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for bringing us a win, Gnomes!

Pride of Dong said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
Kkkkkkkkkkkershaw Pitches Tomorrow Bishes!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Pride!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Shouldn't it be, "Nice one, Dong?"

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Usually I use that construction, but I was feeling restrained tonight.

spank said...

Interesting

Steve Sax said...

POST-GAME THREAD UP!