Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Game 128 Thread: Aug. 20 vs. Padres. 7p

Zack Greinke, in looking-nothing-like-Zack-Greinke times.

Roberto Hernandez (7-8, 3.72) vs. Eric Stults (5-13, 4.64).

Current Dodger Hernandez takes on former Dodger Stults on Zanky Bobblehead Night. Never mind that Greinke's scheduled start tomorrow is in jeopardy, baby — here's a compelling nuggest via STATS LLC/ESPN.com: "The Los Angeles Dodgers own baseball's best record against left-handed starters as they face one who is among the majors' leaders in defeats."

So yeah, we pretty much gotta win this one, folks. And guess what? Tonight's game is on ESPN, so we can actually watch it!

33 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Tuck in yer shirt, Fausto!

Dusty Baker said...

Word is that Zanky will not make the start tomorrow but will start on Saturday. Kershaw goes tomorrow.

Season ticket for Thursday, engage.

Orel said...

This is a first-place team?

Dusty Baker said...

PGT UP!

Dusty Baker said...

Fausto should not be wearing the number 55.

Dusty Baker said...

This hick ESPN reporter is saying he saw Kemp yesterday after BP, and Kemp nearly had tears in his eyes talking about how he may never be able to run the same after his surgery. This reporting did not pass my smell test. I don't doubt Kemp is slowed, possibly forever, but nearly crying and telling that to some hack reporter doesn't sound likely.

Steve Sax said...

already down 3-0

Dusty Baker said...

Well, this has been a moderately fun season. Time to get ready for next year.

[Hoping Karina doesn't read that]

Dusty Baker said...

Welp, we're still sucking. Glad we get to watch this game, though. (cries)

Orel said...

Are you Matt Kemp?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm apparently faster than Matt Kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

That Garret Richards injury - yikes. Feel bad for the guy.

Dusty Baker said...

My god we suck. I mean we as commenters suck.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy hell this is a boring game. It's bad enough losing, but to lose boring. Get some hits, assholes!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kemp up repping the tying run...let's see how it plays out

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fans on TV feigning excitement

Cliff Beefpile said...

Poop.

Hideo Nomo said...

HEY GUYS I JUST TURNED ON THE TV BEFORE THAT KEMP SWING SORRY

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ok goodnight everybody

Dusty Baker said...

Mother fucker.

This team is way better than it has been playing. This team is not as good as its record shows. #Paradox

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, why the hell was Crawford not playing tonight? He's only the hottest hitter the last few games.

Wait, why was the lineup not posted?

Hideo Nomo said...

It's a whole big cluster of bad shit happening at once:

Ryu, Hanley, and Uribe all hit the DL at the same time. That forces Turner to start, when he's better off the bench. Defense gets an upgrade with EA and Rojas, but offense takes a hit. The starters that are still healthy aren't going deep. That's going to lead to bullpen meltdowns. Now the Greinke weirdness. Plus Kemp has cooled off, Puig seems(?) to be struggling. And Ethier continues to be a non-entity.

HOLY SHIT THAT'S A LOT. And I'm sure I missed stuff.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh yeah, A.J. is toast.

Hideo Nomo said...

And there's hot hitter Carl nearly GIDPing.

Steve Sax said...

Giants won, too, so this would drop us to 3.5 games again with 34 to play

Dusty Baker said...

Barney 2B
Puig CF
Gonzo 1B
Kemp RF
Van Slyke LF
Turner 3B
Arruebarrena SS
Ellis C
Hernandez P


(ducks)

Dusty Baker said...

Nomo said "hot Carl".

Dusty Baker said...

I know why we lost!

Accidental period instead of comma in the GT after "Padres" and before "7p"

Hideo Nomo said...

Not to shit on this party further, but the lead is actually 3, since the Giants won their whiny bitch protest and the game against the Cubs from yesterday is still in progress.

Hideo Nomo said...

Though, they should still lose that game tomorrow. HERE'S HOPIN'!

Dusty Baker said...

Sure thing, Gnomes. ANd that party-shitting point will be my last to think about before I go to bed.

Fred's Brim said...

I need to do better, gotta watch more games, starting tonight.

As for tonight, 4-2 Padres, Clayton pitches fine but the bullpen blows a late tie. We'll be lucky to get 2 off Ross

Hideo Nomo said...

PGTUP!