Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Game 134 Thread: August 27 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Clayton Kershaw (15-3, 1.82) vs. Wade Miley (7-9, 4.29).

Winning today's game wouldn't count as a "sweep", right? Because these stupid two-game series make no sense (especially given the MLB scheduling gods have given the Dodgers a rest day both before, and after, this intense two-game series). But hopefully we'll be wielding mini-brooms (to go with our mini sirloin burgers?), after Clayton Kershaw gets done with today's start. I do worry about Kirk Gibson ordering an inside pitch on Kid K (Roberto Hernandez did hit Alfredo Marte in Tuesday's game), but I'm hopeful that common sense will prevail. And that we can get out of Chase Field with a win, before resting up for our three-game series at Petco Park this weekend.

Random fact: A.J. Ellis' 2-for-4 performance last night (with a run scored) was only his second multi-hit game since July 4. It helped raise Ellis' batting average to .186. Keep 'em coming, A.J.!

112 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Gordon, 2B
Puig, CF
Kemp, RF
Ramirez, SS
Van Slyke, LF
Turner, 1B
Ellis, C
Rojas, 3B
Kershaw, P

Fred's Brim said...

the new MSB draws a walk off Kershaw. How many lefties has he walked this year? 1?

Fred's Brim said...

Pennington Ks

Fred's Brim said...

Hill flies to SVS

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Trumbo Ks after MSB steals second

Fred's Brim said...

SVS grounds out but JT walks

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with a seeing-eye single between 3rd and short, JT to second

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas with a slow chopper to short, AJ out at second, Rojas beats the throw, JT makes it to third

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton grounds to first for the 3rd out

Fred's Brim said...

JT makes a nice play on a foul pop to first

Fred's Brim said...

Pacheco pops to short

Fred's Brim said...

Tuffy, the Kershaw Killer, is up

Fred's Brim said...

Wow, Hanley with a nice diving play to get Tuffy!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a perfect bunt

Fred's Brim said...

Dee swipes second!

Fred's Brim said...

Puig walks

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Kd last time up, let's see what he can do this time

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a 2R double to center! But he gets thrown out trying for 3, wasn't really close

Fred's Brim said...

dumb play with no outs

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Hanley with an ugly K

Fred's Brim said...

SVS golfs a home run to left! 3-0 good guys!

Orel said...

I've always said Hanley is all glove, no bat

Fred's Brim said...

that was Van Slyke's 5th homer vs Miley, his most against any pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

Turner Ks

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton gets Gregorious to 0-2 but he battles back to 3-2 and then singles. He's a pain in the ass for a .220 hitter

Fred's Brim said...

Miley bunts Greg over to second

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, MSB with a flare over short, Greg to third

Fred's Brim said...

Lefties are killing Clayton tonight

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh, Clayton walks Pennington
Figure it out, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

Hill with a soft flare right to Dee

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton keeps missing low and in

Fred's Brim said...

and Trumbo flies to left, Clayton gets out of it, but his pitchcount is in the high 40s

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with another single between 3rd and short

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas with the double play grounder

Fred's Brim said...

And Clayton quickly Ks

Steve Sax said...

oh no what is happening. injury delay?

Orel said...

SVS rolled his ankle

Steve Sax said...

crawford in for svs?

And can someone tell me what happened on that play: "Jordan Pacheco singles on a soft line drive to left fielder SVS, deflected by CF Yasiel Puig. Marte scores. Pacheco to 2nd. Throwing error by left fielder SVS."

huh?

Steve Sax said...

Sax rolled his eyes.

Steve Sax said...

3-1 LA, bottom four; snake on second with no out

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax I missed it at the time but the replay has Puig nearly making the play but it deflected to SVS. He picked it up and bounced it into second. He must have rolled the ankle when he planted to throw it in.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Ks again

Fred's Brim said...

what the fuck, MSB does it again, this time a triple to the black hole that is Matt Kemp

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, his ankle turned when the shitty turf gave way. It looked like a patch of grass was draped over a hole

Fred's Brim said...

Pennington Ks

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Hanley catches Hill's popup

Fred's Brim said...

MSB hit his triple on the first pitch. Vin was saying yesterday that he does all of his hitting on the first pitch. If Vin has that scouting report, you'd think the team does too. So how about not giving him anything to hit on the first pitch?

Fred's Brim said...

Umps not giving Clayton anything close

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton gets Trumbo on the hook, MSB left at third

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CC with a single after Hanley flies to right center

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JT with a liner past third, CC to second

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Crawford thrown out at third by a mile

Fred's Brim said...

then AJ walks

Dusty Baker said...

How high was SVS' homer?

How bad was whatever happened to him later (sprain)?

Fred's Brim said...

Turner grounds to short

Fred's Brim said...

It feels like Clayton's gonna battle through another inning or two and will leave with a lead but the bullpen will choke this up, probably Wilson and Howell in the 8th

Fred's Brim said...

Marte Ks looking
Vin: "Fatsball.... gotcha"

Fred's Brim said...

flyout to Puig

Fred's Brim said...

Tunny lines to third, great inning for Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

Tuffy^

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty, the homer was as high as Snoop Dogg at Everest basecamp

and the ankle sprain didn't look terrible, I wouldn't guess it would mean any DL time, just a few days off it, but he kind of does that anyway

Joc fans are probably hoping for the DL trip

Fred's Brim said...

Ollie Perez in

Fred's Brim said...

Perez has done very well to make himself a useful pitcher. He was so gawdawful for the Mets, I figured he was donezo

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton works the walk!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a popup on the infield. I want him doing pushups at home plate after that shit

Fred's Brim said...

Puig is really frustrated at the plate

Fred's Brim said...

milehigh chopper to third but they still get Puig, Clayton to second

Fred's Brim said...

So CC and Kemp both thrown out at third on not close plays, Kemp with no outs, CC with 1

Fred's Brim said...

@DB or whoever is around, what's the word on Fernando as a broadcaster? Is he regarded as a good color guy?

Fred's Brim said...

Kemp walks on 4 pitches

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Hanley watches a curveball drop in for strike three

Fred's Brim said...

Gregorious Ks, AJ makes a tough play to get him at first after the 3rd strike gets away

Fred's Brim said...

Old friend Xavier Paul up

Fred's Brim said...

and he Ks. Not sure why you send up a lefty pinch hitter against Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

MSB up again, time for a homer

Fred's Brim said...

and MSB Ks, another good inning for Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

CC grounds to second

Fred's Brim said...

looking at the SVS play, I think the Dbacks might have a gopher problem

Fred's Brim said...

Turner whistles one past short for a single

Fred's Brim said...

AJ grounds to short, Gregorious bobbles the ball and can only get Turner at second

Fred's Brim said...

Rojas grounds to third, is hitting under .200

Fred's Brim said...

Pennington quickly grounds to second

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Hill chops to third, Turner, now at third, guns to Adrian who is now at first

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Trumbo singles to left

Orel said...

Should we worry about Kershaw throwing 100+ pitches every start, even with his DL stint at the beginning of the season?

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton Ks Marte with a big sweeping curveball, his 109th pitch

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, I do, but I worry about everything

Fred's Brim said...

A sure sign that Clayton out of the game: he is talking on the on the bench to other people. That and Andre grounding out to first for him

Steve Sax said...

A.J. Ellis has another multi-hit game! 2-for-3, BA at .192

Fred's Brim said...

Dee rolls to second
I would really like to see Yasiel and Hanley get going

Fred's Brim said...

Watch out Miguel Rojas, AJ is coming for you!

Fred's Brim said...

Puig pops up what looked to be a meatball

Steve Sax said...

Puig seems out of it lately, slumpin' up a storm

Fred's Brim said...

there was an interesting piece on Puig's lack of power on Dodger Digest, signs kind of point to when he hurt his hip back in early June

Fred's Brim said...

I really hope we have a clean inning here. I don't want to have to face the MSB with tying or winning runs on base

Fred's Brim said...

Peralta with a small pop to third

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Tuffy with a foul tip caught by AJ, 2 down

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley Ks Gregorious for his 100th career save!

Fred's Brim said...

100 career saves!

Fred's Brim said...

Great battling by Clayton for win #16, 10 more Ks, no earned runs

Fred's Brim said...

OK I gotta sleep, goodnight all!

Orel said...

Thanks for holding down the fort, FB!

Steve Sax said...

LA wins!

Steve Sax said...

SF up 2-1 in the eighth

Steve Sax said...

Rox tie it in the ninth on a Justin Morneau double!

Dusty Baker said...

"Still here!" - Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats win. Our lead stays at five. But the noose tightens with fewer games left for the assholes to catch up.

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes walkoff HR for the Giants. Oh well

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a kumamoto.

spank said...

Pennant drive. Stretch run. Gotta keep winning.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!