Friday, September 19, 2014

Game 154 Thread: Sept. 19 @ Cubs, 11.30a

Clayton Kershaw (19-3, 1.70) vs. Edwin Jackson (6-14, 6.09).

If the Dodgers can just focus in their last nine games, they've got a shot at locking the playoffs by the end of today, and the division as soon as...hmm, I guess the home series with the Giants early next week (magic number is 2 for the playoffs and 8 for the NL West title). Let's start by watching to see if Clayton Kershaw can earn his 20th win, for only the second time in his career (2011, Kershaw's first All-Star year). The Giants don't start their series with the Padres until later in the day, so wouldn't it be great if we could extend our lead back to three games before they take the field? All we need is some...focus.

100 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

Holee sheeyat, we got a game this morning? This changes my plans for the day.

Fred's Brim said...

Cadillacs beware! Dusty is on the prowl

Steve Sax said...

Adjusted the time of the post from 8.20a to 10.30a to put it up top

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, FB. You know me too well.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

(The DAMMIT! was bc I was aboutto do the same thing with the post, Sax.)

Hideo Nomo said...

No, really, does Kevin Kennedy talk about ANYTHING besides:

-Pitch speed and selection
-Catcher positioning
-His days as a manager?

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

I tried to think of something else but anything I could come up with was either what you said or a derivative of what you said.

I'm feeling a drinking game coming on.

Hideo Nomo said...

There's a little "good piece of hitting, went with the pitch" in there too, but that's it.

Dusty Baker said...

Matty w a 3-run homer!

Fred's Brim said...

that's nice way to start!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty exorcising his Wrigley demons?

Dusty Baker said...

4 runs!

Are they us?

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe with a 2-out single to drive in Hanley, 4-0 good guys!

Dusty Baker said...

Old friend Edwin Jackson can't get out of the first.

I remember his MLB debut when he beat Randy Johnson. Today was not that kind of day for him.

Dusty Baker said...

Cadillac in 3...2....1...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Eric Jock itch?

Fred's Brim said...

AJ!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Are they allowed to put jackson back in?

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton wild to start
Figure it out, kid!

karen said...

I missed Matty's homer so may I say a belated BISON STRONG!!

karen said...

FOCUS Kid!!

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, is Clayton gonna use up all of these runs today?

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Kid, tighten it up! I gotta go to a meeting. I want to see 6-2 or better when I come back

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kershaw needs to go through his warm ups again.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kerhaw's ERA is looking bullish, or is it bearish?

karen said...

Clay only gives up half the first inning booty.

karen said...

Clay getting in touch with his inner warrior in the dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

Holy shit, Kershaw gave up 3? What happened in the 8 minutes it took me to get from home to the bar?

Dusty Baker said...

Cubs have changed pitcher and catcher already now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Lotta wind assisted fly balls.

spank said...

Goddamn Chicago Cubs and their early game start times.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I guess shitty pitching is contagious? Fausto and Carlos Furious are rubbing off on Zanky and Kershaw.

Fred's Brim said...

nice recovery, Clayton

Dusty Baker said...

@DBT

Mrs Dusty, who works in entertainment, says even her own idea pitching is suffering. because of this phenomenon.

Fred's Brim said...

we about to get jobbed on a challenge?

Hideo Nomo said...

Yup.

Dusty Baker said...

All of the sudden the [bar I'm at] has a Dodgers feed! SO FUCKING HAPPY

Those of you know where I am should quit work and join me!

Fred's Brim said...

apparently so

Dusty Baker said...

I thought that replay call was correct, regrettably.

Fred's Brim said...

45 pitches through 2 innings

karen said...

Cub dude was safe.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Dusty It's worse than I thought.

karen said...

I have a 1 o'clock appt. Y'all hold down the fort.

Fred's Brim said...

AJ AGAIN?!?!

karen said...

AJellis with number 2!! Breathing room for the Kid.

Okay, now I'm going.

spank said...

nice

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Dusty

Give the misses vodka/soda, and New Zealand pinot grigio. It seems to do the trick for my wife.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit I missed 45 today.

Fred's Brim said...

this will be the game that the idiot writers will look at and say he doesn't deserve the MVP

Dusty Baker said...

@DBT

She's a tequila and whisky (not at same time) kind of gal.

Fred's Brim said...

64 pitches through 3. It'd be nice if Clayton could get a nice clean inning or two. It'll be a miracle (or terrible overuse by Mattingly) if Clayton makes it through 7. I am scared of our bullpen and this wind

Dusty Baker said...

You are exactly right, FB. Exactly.

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, you dinguses!

spank said...

that was nasty

QuadSevens said...

Got the game on the radio here. Heard AJEllis's second dinger. Amazing!

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, 83 pitches through 4. Clayton has to get in some fast innings, 10-12 pitches. He is really battling it out there

Fred's Brim said...

take some goddamn pitches

Fred's Brim said...

we're gonna need more runs

Dusty Baker said...

I'm gonna need more tequila.

spank said...

8 strikeouts for the kid. even when he's pitching bad he's good.

spank said...

Cubs pitching around AJ like he's Babe Ruth.

Fred's Brim said...

hell yes, pile it on. We're gonna need these runs with our pen getting 3-4 innings

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Safe to bring in the bullpen bums?

Fred's Brim said...

I would be terrified of both leaving Clayton in and taking him out

Hideo Nomo said...

THIS IS ACCEPTABLE.

spank said...

nice indeed.

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Jamey

Fred's Brim said...

OK I gotta go, please don't blow this while I am away

Dusty Baker said...

I was distracted so glad someone else made the point about pitching around AJEllis. Crazy world we live in.

Dusty Baker said...

NL MVP: Even when he sucks, he's better than everyone else.

karen said...

Looks like I missed all the fun. Did Kid K get in 5 to get the win??

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Yes.

karen said...

@DB

Cool

karen said...

Yasiel showing signs of life at just the right time.

karen said...

Hersch saying that Kid pretty much cemented up the Cy Young award today.

Orel said...

10-run lead now. Wonder if Donnie's thinking about bringing in Kenley

Orel said...

9-run lead...

karen said...

Magic number is now 7.

Get ready to fucking cry giant fan.

Orel said...

WIN

spank said...

Yeah,Baby!

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

I think Russell Martin just clinched the playoffs for us. Karina must be happy

spank said...

==================================

GNAT HATE THREAD!

Fred's Brim said...

PLAYOFFS!!!
POP THAT STEEL RESERVE!

Fred's Brim said...

oh jeez, Russ' homer was against Broxton

Dusty Baker said...

I AM MATT STAIRS!

spank said...

So it's official? We's in?

Fred's Brim said...

Matt Stairs can't drink 6 cadillacs in an afternoon. Well he probably can but he can't hit lefties

Fred's Brim said...

We's in! start swingin the fishes!

spank said...

oh fuck yes! tonight i am the booze!

Fred's Brim said...

let the liquor do the thinkin

Fred's Brim said...

'dres up 4-0 after 1

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Timmeh (Hudson)!

spank said...

i just caught that ball that Sandoval threw to first base. i live 100 miles away.

Fred's Brim said...

OK time for bed. If the Madres choke this away, they can eat whale's vagina

Hideo Nomo said...

That shot probably got Russell a contract offer from Ned next year, but that just means he'll come here and hit sub-AJ and make me sad again.

Orel said...

Let's re-sign Broxton and get the whole band back together

Orel said...

6!

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up!