Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Game 86 Thread: July 1 vs. Indians, 7p

Josh Beckett (5-4, 2.02) vs. Justin Masterson (4-5, 5.03)

It seems like just yesterday that we heralded the onset of another attempt at the elusive four-game win streak. Today, we stand on the precipice of doing just that. Thus a repetition of the now-talismanic Game Thread image.

And who better to tee off on than Justin Masterson? Per MLB's game preview:
Masterson's start was pushed back two days after it was revealed he has been bothered by a sore knee all season. The struggling sinkerballer's up-and-down year continued when he gave up five runs on seven hits in four innings vs. the D-backs.
Problem is, though, Josh Beckett has been suffering "general soreness." Apparently nothing specific, and nothing related to his arm or last year's surgery, but something the team is monitoring. If he can't go, sounds like Red Patterson would be called into action. In that case, you may be seeing Will Ferrell's image again soon.

Don't make Will angry.


73 comments:

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@pedromoura 19s

In a mildly unprecedented move, Yasiel Puig is currently 9 rows deep in the Dodger Stadium stands signing autographs for fans

Hideo Nomo said...

Four game curse.

Steve Sax said...

Frickin' A, this is not a good start. Missed pickoff throw, RBI double, and HR has us down 3-0 before I can blink. Come on!

Orel said...

Never fear. Puig double, AGon HR makes it 3-2 in the first.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Nomo, I don't understand that Gonzalez tweet

Steve Sax said...

So we get two back, but Try-and-fail Ks with the bases juiced. 3-2 CLE through 1.

karen said...

Wow. Looks like I've missed all kinds of stuff.

Hideo Nomo said...

Orel, you need to pay more attention to radio commercials.

Orel said...

That would explain it. We get shitty reception at Casa Orel

Steve Sax said...

neither Josh Beckett nor Tim Lincecum will have no-hitters today

0-0 in the third in SF

Orel said...

Beckett doubles! Dee doubles! But how does Beckett not score?

karen said...

RA and Matty up...

karen said...

Ouch!! Now 2 out, RA with Dre up.

karen said...

How do we have 2 doubles and not score??

Fred's Brim said...

wow, we've got a perfect game going with men left on base

Orel said...

This is April-May behavior, guys

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Karen's boy flashing the old-timey leather!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sweet Baby Jaysus, that catch!

karen said...

I MISSED IT!! What did Matty do??

Fred's Brim said...

2-out walk, 2 out double have Beckett in trouble again

Fred's Brim said...

sorry single, Puig got to that quickly!

karen said...

Oh geez, I did get back in time to see the Indians score two runs, however.

Fred's Brim said...

Goddanmmit, Swisher double brings both of them in. Figure it out, Josh!

Orel said...

general soreness

Fred's Brim said...

why am I watching? There's no way we get 4 in a row

Fred's Brim said...

general sorryness

Fred's Brim said...

hey a third out
yaaay

Steve Sax said...

5-2 CLE in the third.

Sack the hell up, Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

Danny Masterson seems to have that slider working again

Fred's Brim said...

2 outs, time to give up 3 runs

Steve Sax said...

SF up 3-0 in the fourth

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gonzo with the wheels!

karen said...

When the Dodgers come up in the fifth, Danny Masterson is going to need a place to Hyde.

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian outraces Bourn to the bag for the third out

Fred's Brim said...

feels like a night to drop temporarily back into second

Dusty Baker said...

Glad I'm missing all this Vinny gold, per what I'm reading on the Twitters.

Fred's Brim said...

hehe good one, karen

Fred's Brim said...

another double from Beckett? how will we waste this one?

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a bunt single, Beckett to third. How will we waste this?

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's one of those nights, I think.

Orel said...

No-out madness! Puig RBI single makes it 5-3 CLE

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with the single to right, Beckett scores, Dee to third

Fred's Brim said...

Hyde getting booted out of the basement by Red

Dusty Baker said...

Crockett is pitching? Where's Tubbs?

Orel said...

Mark Saxon ‏@markasaxon 1m

Now, the Indians are challenging, hoping for the rare 7-2-4 triple play

Fred's Brim said...

now that's how you fuck up an inning!

Orel said...

Mark Saxon ‏@markasaxon 14s

So, the Indians win their challenge, and at least temporarily get the triple play, but now Don Mattingly comes out to review play at home

Dusty Baker said...

Triple FUUUUUUUUUCK!

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@pedromoura 9s

That was almost baseball's first-ever temporary triple play, folks. But it's permanent. 7-2-4.

Fred's Brim said...

definitely one of those games
please don't get anybody injured

karen said...

7-2-4 triple play. Only the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Goodbye, first place

Orel said...

Kemp walks. Ethier singles. Uribe up

Fred's Brim said...

2 on, nobody out, another triple play opportunity!

karen said...

RA...Again.

Fred's Brim said...

heh another rancho to screw up

Orel said...

uh oh RA

Fred's Brim said...

that's a good way to start the screwup, Butera with a K

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley in to hit into the double play

Fred's Brim said...

if he can pinch hit and stay in, why is he not starting? the better question is why is he playing at all?

Orel said...

So he can strike out with the bases loaded

Dusty Baker said...

This is some shit-suckery tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

well at least it wasnt a double play. Clint can make the third out instead

Franklin Stubbs said...

ayup.

Fred's Brim said...

whelp, that's it for me
win this one without me
Gnite yall

Dusty Baker said...

Stubbs can you get your missus to bring some hope-y change-y shit and eternal optimism to this space? It's ugly over here.

Orel said...

I wouldn't blame her if Karina gave up on the Dodgers tonight

karen said...

Karina, give up? NEVER!

Steve Sax said...

Wasted chances, wasted efforts.

No four-game streak.

Looks like tonight was Play Like The First-Half Dodgers night

spank said...

*streaks*

Dusty Baker said...

At least we get a police pursuit to soothe our frayed nerves.

Steve Sax said...

Where there's a Will, there's a...

oh, shit.

PGT up.