Friday, July 18, 2014

Game 98 Thread: July 18 @ Cardinals, 5p


Maybe the only good thing about the Cardinals? Maybe.

Dan Haren (8-6, 4.23) vs. Lance Lynn, Secret Chimp (10-6, 3.14)

Ah, the Cardinals. The Hanley-hurtin', Mickey Mouse-complainin', All-Star Game-blowin', "best" fans-havin' Cardinals. They sure seem to have shot up the ranks of Dodger fans' most hated teams lately, haven't they? And, like, didn't we JUST take three out of four from them? Why won't they just GO AWAY?

The Dodgers start their second "half" (technically, 60% of the season is gone) with Dan Haren on the mound. Not a huge amount of hope for this one, but maybe Danny got some nice rest over his six days off.

Dodger baseball is back! Let's get at it!

115 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Puig RF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp LF
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Haren P

karen said...

Didn't we just have to live through a Haren outing??

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kemp playing everyday! At he is today!

Hump the Cardinals!

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe Kemp wanted to play every day during the All-Star break.

karen said...

The next 26 games are against teams with records over .500. We gotta get the juju flowing people!! I don't care if it's booze, wiccan spells, voodoo or anything else...if you got it use it!!

Fred's Brim said...

MLB schedulers don't work very hard, do they? Once again, we start with STL right after the All Star Break, 4 times in 12 years, 3 of them in STL. And were on a string of 8 of 12 on the road. And in 2002, we played in STL just before the ASB. Fuck that shit! mix it up a little, MLB!

2003 STL
2004 @ARI
2005 SFG
2006 @STL
2007 @SFG
2008 @ARI
2009 HOU
2010 @STL
2011 @ARI
2012 SD
2013 @WAS
2014 @STL

Fred's Brim said...

@karen I am shooting to go .500 in those 26 games. If we can stay in it and stay healthy in that time, I think we'll have a good shot

karen said...

Okay, we all know that along with being our resident MKW, I am also our designated boob (calm down guys, not that kind). Pregame show is showing when Dee got the word that he'd made the ASG and I am just tearing up all over the darn place. It is so nice to see how very much this young man appreciated what he had just accomplished.

Fred's Brim said...

that's awesome, karen. I bet at some point in the last few seasons, he wondered if he'd make it at all in the league. To turn it around this much must be a great feeling

Fred's Brim said...

The Dodgers' batting ranks near the top in several key areas. Why doesn't it feel that way?

Fred's Brim said...

Paco's back up. I hope they only use him vs lefties, or never.
Justin Turner has been activated as well

Orel said...

Dee finds out he made the All-Star team. Pretty awesome video

Fred's Brim said...

Charley with the weather lesson. Sorry, Charley, but 100% humidity is fog. I don't recall it being foggy in St Louis

Fred's Brim said...

STOP BUNTING, DEE!

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley with a 2-out double

Fred's Brim said...

Not sure Haren can make 0 runs stand up. We may have to score a few more runs

Fred's Brim said...

2 straight doubles to the wall, 1-0 Cards

Fred's Brim said...

Holliday tags from second to third on a fly to center. The Cards have been coached to run on anything to Matt and Dre

Fred's Brim said...

Nice play by Uribe on a chopper down the line to save a run

karen said...

When Uribe makes plays like that one it makes me feel bad for all the times I accused him of secretly wearing orange and black underneath his uniform.

Forgive me Juan???

Fred's Brim said...

Does Adams have a tattoo of a Johnny Depp-esque leather wrist band?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre walks on 4 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Adams with a nice play to get Uribe, Dre running on the play makes it to second with 2 outs, AJ up

karen said...

Did Charley just say FH have a 9 run lead in the 5th inning or was I hallucinating??

Fred's Brim said...

AJ flies to right

Fred's Brim said...

Jay with a bloop single after Craig grounds out

Fred's Brim said...

wow, nearly turned the DP, Dee stayed with it really well with the runner taking him out

Fred's Brim said...

@karen, I heard it too. did we eat the same mushrooms?

Fred's Brim said...

Lynn grounds right at AG, Haren to lead off the 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

Dee draws a 6-pitch walk without taking the bat off his shoulder

Fred's Brim said...

Puig pokes the first pitch into right, Dee scoots to third

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, Hanley with an awful K, two runners about to be stranded

Fred's Brim said...

Puig nearly picked off first, lucky that Adams was too worried about Dee at 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian walks to ardiend the rancho

Fred's Brim said...

MKWs, get excited!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a pathetic K, 11-64 with the bases loaded

Fred's Brim said...

^the team, not Matty, although he's been awful too

Fred's Brim said...

this feels like the inning where it all gets away from us. After wasting that opportunity, it's time to give up 5 runs

Fred's Brim said...

Haren fights back from 3-0 to K Holliday

Fred's Brim said...

Dre Ks for the first out, 5 Ks so far as a team

at least we're seeing a lot of pitches? I dunno

Fred's Brim said...

AJ flies out, easy inning for Lynn

karen said...

"At least we're seeing a lot of pitches? I dunno".

FB...We gotta chase the dream wherever the hell it takes us.

Fred's Brim said...

sombody in the lineup has to get going, Hanley, Adrian, Kemp? Somebody

karen said...

You're right, FB. Somebody needs to take charge. But right now, this 1 run lead feels like Everest.

Fred's Brim said...

ground rule double saves the boys for a batter. Not sure what Matty was trying there.

Fred's Brim said...

walking Cruz to get to Lynn with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

and he grounds to short, Haren out of trouble

Fred's Brim said...

Haren leads off another inning

Fred's Brim said...

and he Ks

Fred's Brim said...

Dee Ks on 3 pitches after fouling strike 2 on a bunt into the stands

Fred's Brim said...

it's been a week and half since we've hit a homer. Puig couldn't even hit a homer in the HR derby!

Fred's Brim said...

there goes the first homer of the game, there goes the game

karen said...

Bean bag balls hits a 2 run homer. Should I even try to act surprised? I didn't think so either.

Orel said...

Mothballs with a two-run HR. 3-0 Cards

karen said...

Fuck Heads winning by 8. We may as well be down by 23.

Fred's Brim said...

another double, this time for Jhohnhnhy Peralta

Fred's Brim said...

towel time: Haren on the mound, Perez in the pen

karen said...

I'm thinking that maybe Droppy should start taking Haren's turn in the rotation. What do we have to lose? Except maybe another Haren loss.

Fred's Brim said...

Haren folding faster than Superman on laundry day

Fred's Brim said...

Perez doesn't need much warmup to stink

Fred's Brim said...

We haven't hit the ball since we scored those 5 runs in the first inning against Detroit last Tuesday

Fred's Brim said...

Perez gets the grounder to second for the 3rd out

karen said...

Charley and Hersch trying to figure out what is wrong with Haren. How difficult is it to just say DUDE SUCKS. There GuggaBros I figured it out and you don't have to pay me 7 figures.

Fred's Brim said...

we're gonna score 3 runs tonight but only after going down 6-0

Fred's Brim said...

ha, Mike Trout is younger than 14 players that played in the Futures game the other night

Fred's Brim said...

Charley: The Dodgers have had real difficulty scoring runs

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

Perez still in. Here's where it gets sad

Fred's Brim said...

we're gonna have to find our bats if we're gonna go .500 against the good teams

Fred's Brim said...

even the Mets can score runs, and they've done it in SD

Fred's Brim said...

Nice inning for Perez

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe starts us off with a double!

Fred's Brim said...

AJ yokes one into the gap! Uribe scores, AJ to second!

Fred's Brim said...

and that's it for Lynn

Fred's Brim said...

Turner grounds out, AJ to third with less than 2 outs. Get him home, Dee!

Fred's Brim said...

wild pitch scores AJ! 3-2

Fred's Brim said...

Dee flies to center, probably wouldnt have gotten AJ home

Fred's Brim said...

now's a good time for the first homer since the Johnson administration

Fred's Brim said...

or a grounder to short

Fred's Brim said...

can the bullpen keep it close?

Fred's Brim said...

Paco in, Donnie determined to blow this. Hopefully it's just to face the lefties

karen said...

I'm on mommy duty and missed all the excitement!! C'mon Paco...show us you belong in the Show!!

Fred's Brim said...

3 fly outs for Paco, 2 of them hit hard though

Fred's Brim said...

@karen, Uribe hit a double down the left field line and AJ got him home with a double into the left field gap. He then scored easily on a wild pitch after a Justin Turner grounder got him to third

Fred's Brim said...

will they give us the awesome payoff or is this just a tease?

karen said...

Thanks FB!!

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley battling vs Neshek

Fred's Brim said...

but fouls out to first

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian shoots one the other way for a single

karen said...

What's our record when behind after 7 innings? 0-33? If we talk about it, does the jinx rule apply??

Fred's Brim said...

Matty works the walk, first and second with 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas in to PR for Adrian

Fred's Brim said...

god DAMN, Dre with a worthless K

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe pops up to end the inning

Fred's Brim said...

will we give up a few more runs in the bottom of the 8th or will we be teased with a couple more baserunners in the 9th?

Fred's Brim said...

SVS in for Adrian

karen said...

I would rather lose by 25 runs then these fucking tease-fests.

Fred's Brim said...

we have been awful at batting in general it feels like we've been extra terrible when we have guys on and less than 2 outs. It probably isn't worse than we are with 2 outs, but it's the smelly Ks and inability to cash in on opportunities

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, stupid HBP from League

Fred's Brim said...

100hundy

Fred's Brim said...

then Jay steals second

Fred's Brim said...

this is when cruz singles in the insurance run

karen said...

"Smelly K's"...My vote for tonights Most Valuable Comment.

Fred's Brim said...

but he Ks him instead, nice work, Brandon

Fred's Brim said...

thrilling win or w-tease?

karen said...

Here we go all...This is where all the voodoo and wiccan spells come in handy!!

Fred's Brim said...

just get on base, AJ

Fred's Brim said...

AJ flies out to right

Fred's Brim said...

CC up to pinch hit

Fred's Brim said...

CC Ks on ball 4

Fred's Brim said...

Dee lines sharply to third for the last out

wack

gnite all

karen said...

Well Shit.

Nite FB.

karen said...

I always hate to lose, but this one really sucked.

spank said...

Looks like i'm late to bring the Kajajuju. I was just too shy.

Orel said...

Hush hush. PGTUP