Saturday, August 23, 2014

Game 131 Thread: Aug. 23 vs. Mets, 6p

Zack Greinke (12-8, 2.75) vs. Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.87).

It's Pups at the Park day at Dodger Stadium! (And it's sold out, by the way.) The annual bring-your-dog-to-the-ballpark event (formerly known as Bark in the Park and probably renamed due to a change in sponsors) falls after a game in which the Mets turned in a pooch of a performance, helping Dan Haren and the Dodgers win Game 1 of the series.

DeGrom is coming off the DL to make his first start since August 7. He's recovering from right rotator cuff tendinitis, so expect Terry Collins to have him to be on a short leash tonight. Ha! I feel like such a heel for making that pun. Oh well, paws well that ends well.

1: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images; 2: via Natural Balance

107 comments:

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Hope the Dodgers don't screw the pooch tonight!

Cliff Beefpile said...

*Sigh* This will be the first Bark in the Park I've missed.

Fred's Brim said...

Let's hope DonZack's elbow isn't barking tonight

Rookie For Now said...

Mrs. Rookie, Baby Rookie, and myself will be in attendance tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, RFN! Did you bring a pooch too?

Fred's Brim said...

Game is blacked out on MLB.tv here, will have to watch the local broadcast. On most nights, I really enjoy the Mets' broadcast but not when they are playing us

Fred's Brim said...

Do the Dodgers make you buy a ticket for your dawg?

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke not getting the close pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Granderson flies out to Matty who battled the sun, Murphy with a 40-bouncer between 3rd and short

Fred's Brim said...

Wright with a chopper to EA for the double play

Fred's Brim said...

Do the Mets have the most players where the first letter of their last name is lowercase? They have 3 (deGrom, den Dekker and d'Arnaud)

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a K, CC flies to left

Fred's Brim said...

and Adrian Ks on 3 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Duda with a grounder to Adrian, the toss to Zack gets him

Fred's Brim said...

not sure where the strike zone is tonight, wherever it is, it's small

Fred's Brim said...

d'Arnaud grounds one the other way for a 1-out single

Fred's Brim said...

Lagares tries to do the same but it's slower and Dee gets to it, d'Arnaud to second

Fred's Brim said...

den Dekker grounds right at Dee for the third out

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a grounder to third

Fred's Brim said...

Dre rips one into the right field corner and scoots around for a triple!

Fred's Brim said...

infield in for Erisbel

Fred's Brim said...

Erisbel Ks, wasn't close to any of the pitches

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, didn't realize this game was already on

Fred's Brim said...

Butera grounds to short for the 3rd out, Dre stranded at 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

@Sxy 6:10 start

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas with a great stop at 3rd to get Flores

Steve Sax said...

Frisco lost to the Nats

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Grienke squeezed on one pitch that would have been a K, deGrom sends one over Carl's head somehow, bad umping followed by bad fielding

Fred's Brim said...

Granderson flies to right for the second out

Fred's Brim said...

Murphy takes a low breaking ball for strike 3, out 3.

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas with a smash but Duda snags it at first

Rookie For Now said...

I don't know what's slower...the commute here, or the line at Dodger Dogs Express.

FB, sorry for the late reply...we left the poochies at home.

Fred's Brim said...

Erisbel makes a nice play to get Wright

Fred's Brim said...

shift on for Duda, Rojas playing second 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

Duda bloops one on a jamshot into right center

Fred's Brim said...

d'Arnaud hits a liner that Rojas doesn't catch for some reason, E5

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Juan fucking Lagares hits a 3-run homer

Fred's Brim said...

227 at bats since his last homer

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Rojas should have made the play before

Fred's Brim said...

stupid bloop before that

Fred's Brim said...

3 runs the way deGrom is pitching feels like a lot

Fred's Brim said...

we gotta be patient vs deGrom, they'll be limiting his pitches after coming off the DL, hopefully we can get a run or 2 off him and then more off the bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

Carl says patience can go fuck itself

Fred's Brim said...

he swings at 4 of the first 5 pitches but still manages to draw the walk, the steals second

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian with a single to drive in Carl!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a hard single to left, 1st and 2nd, nobody out

Steve Sax said...

Damn, that's not good

Steve Sax said...

I meant the three run HR btw

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with a slow roller to second, runners to 2nd and 3rd, Dre out at first

Fred's Brim said...

Erisbel Kd badly last time in a similar situation

Fred's Brim said...

this time he hits one to the track, Adrian comes in

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Droopy

Fred's Brim said...

Butera hits it pretty hard to left but right at den Dekker. Good guys claw back 2 runs

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, droopy

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, de Grom with another hit

Fred's Brim said...

Granderson with a slow roller to second, deGrom to second

Fred's Brim said...

shit, Murphy with a single, deGrom held at 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Wright hits into a double play, Adrian pulled off the base but Collins doesn't challenge it for some reason

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke escapes

Fred's Brim said...

I step away for a few minutes and it's 5-4 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre smashes it to the gap by Lagares runs it down like he runs down everything

Fred's Brim said...

in the 5th, Adrian hits a 3-run homer, Duda responds with a solo homer in the 6th

Fred's Brim said...

Erisbel and Butera both K

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke at 84 pitches, can he get through the 7th?

Fred's Brim said...

JP stirring in the pen

Fred's Brim said...

Flores with a leadoff single

Fred's Brim said...

deGrom gets the bunt down but Butera gets the lead runner at second

Fred's Brim said...

PR Eric Young replaces deGrom

Fred's Brim said...

will he try to steal?

Fred's Brim said...

Young steals second, Erisbel saves the bad throw, Young dead if it's on line

Fred's Brim said...

Howell warming, probably to face Murphy

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke gets the low and outside strike finally, Granderson down. Donnie comes out to talk to Grienke, and for some reason leaves him in

Fred's Brim said...

this is big trouble

Steve Sax said...

@FB, why the warning? I haven't watched this game--

Fred's Brim said...

even if they pitch around him, Wright is next

Fred's Brim said...

after 2 balls, they walk him intentionally

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, Donnie leaving Grienke in is probably not the best decision

Fred's Brim said...

wild pitch, Eric Young sneaks over to 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

but he strikes out Wright! Donnie is a genius!

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas with a single up the middle

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke up, I assume because he's a good bunter. I reallllly hope he doesn't come out to pitch the 8th

Fred's Brim said...

Dee rips one at Murphy, who gets the glove on it to save a run but can't control it, 1st and 3rd, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

SVS up for Carl vs the lefty

Fred's Brim said...

holy crow, SVS with a check swing tapper up the first base line, Edgin tries to come home with it but can't get a grip and it squirts into foul territory, Rojas scores, Dee to third, SVS to first, 6-4 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

and Adrian with his 5th RBI, long sac fly to right

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Ks but we get 2 runs, 7-4 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

JP in to face Duda

Fred's Brim said...

phew, Duda jammed but it carries to the edge of the track where Dre tracks it down running away

Fred's Brim said...

BeeDubz coming in

Fred's Brim said...

d'Arnaud hits it down to third on the first pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Keith Hernandez talking about how Wilson is just a shadow of his former self, favoring his shoulder

Fred's Brim said...

Lagares with a ground single up the middle

Fred's Brim said...

den Dekker with a hustle double into right center, Lagares to third, Wilson can't finish the inning

Fred's Brim said...

Flores grounds to third for the third out

Fred's Brim said...

Dre grounds to second, Murphy goes a long ways to get him

Fred's Brim said...

Erisbel also grounds to second

Fred's Brim said...

Butera pops to short, on to the 9th

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley in

Fred's Brim said...

Kirk Nieuwenhuis in to pinch hit

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Nieuwenhuis with a broken bat dunker almost on the right field line, he makes it to second with no outs

Fred's Brim said...

Granderson with a long fly to center, Nieuwenhuis tags to third, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

Murphy battling Jansen

Fred's Brim said...

Jansen with a nasty cutter to get Murphy, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley Ks Wright! Good guys win 7-4!
WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

Grienke had to battle tonight but somehow he made it though 7 innings and just over 100 pitches. His control still seems a bit off. Let's hope his elbow feels OK after this

Fred's Brim said...

Gnite All!

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up (finally)