Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Game 2 Thread: April 7 vs. Padres, 7p

Zack Greinke (0-0, 0.00) vs. Tyson Ross (0-0, 0.00)

Greinke takes the mound tonight, following in the footsteps of Clayton Kershaw yesterday. But tonight will also mark the Dodger debut of Yasmani Grandal, whose replacement of A.J. Ellis at catcher represents the biggest positional improvement in projected WAR, short of Jason Heyward's replacement of Allen Craig in RF for St. Louis. Grandal swings the Dodgers' WAR +4.1 (which is still distilled by projected Juan Uribe degradation at 3B to be a net loss of -4.1 in aggregate across all nine positions).

I suppose the starting lineup composition is still manager Don Mattingly's call (perhaps Greinke could choose to opt out?), but I'm guessing Greinke has a Grandal time tonight at the Stadium.

Greinke is 4-0 with a 1.84 ERA in his career against San Diego, going 3-0 with a 1.66 ERA the last two seasons, according to mlb.com. Tyson, on the other hand, was mocked in an early-April appearance last year, from which he's never recovered (allegedly). Ross lost four of his 14 games against the Dodgers last year. So let's go get us some chicken tonight!

Argh, too many bad puns. Head...hurts.

94 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Rollins SS
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Kendrick 2B
Grandal C
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Pederson CF
Greinke P

Hideo Nomo said...

I like that we lead off with RPG.

Steve Sax said...

We need more position players with vowels (Brett Anderson doesn't count in the 9-hole), now that Ellis and Ethier are both sitting.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go!!!

Orel said...

David Vassegh ‏@THEREAL_DV 3m3 minutes ago

UPDATE: 1st pitch will now be 7:40pm #Dodgers #Padres

spank said...

took long enough for the game to start,mang

spank said...

that was a horrible non catch by Crawford. My gawd!

Jason said...

Epale, yinz guys!

Jason said...

Did Greinke get highlights?

spank said...

runner on first and second for Pederson. knock the shit out of the ball,mofo!

Jason said...

Uribe walk? I'm so confused right now

Steve Sax said...

Joc strapped there with two on, flies out to center for the third out.

1-0 SD through 2

Steve Sax said...

Greinke gets Kemp to ground to Uribe for the third out.

1-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Just got a Puig highlight from last year on my between-innings MLB.com tv broadcast.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Gah! Maybe a couple of years ago, Rollins, you coulda stretched that into a triple.

Steve Sax said...

JRoll gets rolled trying to stretch for three. Hmm.

Steve Sax said...

AZ takes a 7-4 lead in the fifth vs. SF

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon, leadoff single. Come on, Kendrick

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick SB (1)

Steve Sax said...

Crawford with one out and two on...

Steve Sax said...

Crawford flies out to deep left center, but still a fly out. And here's Juan.

Steve Sax said...

Now would be a good time for your first hit of the year, Uribe

Steve Sax said...

people in ponchos cheering

Steve Sax said...

juan took the first ball for a strike!!! who is this guy, that never happens

Cliff Beefpile said...

Meanwhile, the Kings season is starting to circle the drain. :/

Steve Sax said...

Uribe lunges for one and gets nothing. Grounds to third for the third out.

Steve Sax said...

AZ 7, SF 6 (T6)

Jason said...

Vin's got a bit of a baseball-crush on Tyson. It's not quite CarGo level, but it's there.

Alex said...

Piss?

Let's not start trending that way, Goribe...

Steve Sax said...

Gyorko comebacker for out #1 in the fifth

Orel said...

We should have gotten Ross instead of Grandal for Kemp

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys, we need to score some runs here

Hideo Nomo said...

This lack of offense is getting me in the mood for the softball tournament.

Steve Sax said...

that 2-2 pitch to Kemp was a strike, but called a ball. Brutal.

Hideo Nomo said...

As is this beer.

Steve Sax said...

And, Kemp walks with two out.

Orel said...

@Gnomes: "This lack of offense is getting me in the mood for the softball tournament."

OOH BURN

hey wait

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes, what beer?

Steve Sax said...

I've grown fond of Cooper's and Little Creatures

Steve Sax said...

Kemp steals on Grandal.

Jason said...

Kemp continues to win the trade

Steve Sax said...

dammit, if i'm watching the game on my iphone, I can't MPQ

Steve Sax said...

Upton flies out to Urine

Jason said...

Beer... great idea!

QuadSevens said...

There's always commercials Sax!

Cliff Beefpile said...

PUIIIIIIIIIIIG!

QuadSevens said...

Puig with a lead off double.

QuadSevens said...

It's national beer day so drink up boys and girls.

Steve Sax said...

i'm totally confused here, gameday and tv aren't syncing. puig walks and is on second, but a-gon doubled and yet we didn't score nor have any outs?

Cliff Beefpile said...

A-GON!

Orel said...

AGON RBI!

Steve Sax said...

gameday is jacked. Puig scores on the A-gon double!

1-1

Steve Sax said...

Beautiful double by A-Gon to the right-center gap.

And Kendrick scores A-Gon with a single up the middle!

2-1 LA

Cliff Beefpile said...

Offense! 2-1 Dodgers!

QuadSevens said...

Now Howie with an RBI single through Ross's legs and into center.

Jason said...

González showing off his "speed"

QuadSevens said...

Howie should teach the Kings how to go 5 hole.

Jason said...

^ my phone's keyboard showing off autocorrect

QuadSevens said...

HK CS. Poop.

Jason said...

Lot of running tonight by the Dodgers. Mattingly must feel confident the tarp kept the infield dirt dry.

Hideo Nomo said...

Petey B on the mound!

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, sorry Sax. It's a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager. It is what it says it is.

Jason said...

@gnomes - so if AJ was catching, would it be P(etey) B And J?



Nope, that's terrible.

Steve Sax said...

Just got back. Why was Kendrick trying to steal third base???

Steve Sax said...

long AB but Gyorko falls. two out

spank said...

nice pitch,esay!

Jason said...

@sax - Vin mentioned early I the game that Ross is very susceptible to the stolen base. Maybe Mattingly got the same memo?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

The season started? Who knew? FuckTimeWarner

spank said...

@ Saxy

because third base is a hot commodity in the black market. it's all about the Benjamins,yo

Steve Sax said...

Paco not happening here. Mattingly brings him in for Amarista and he allows Amarista to single to right.

Turner subs for Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

whoops, Barmes came in for amarista

spank said...

that was a goddamn shame.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rollins giving us our daily dose of HanRam defense.

Steve Sax said...

fucking A, rollins!

Steve Sax said...

JRoll will get this back!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, remember when we were leading? That was fun.

Hideo Nomo said...

Did Jimmy really have to go ass-over-teakettle on top of missing the catch?

Jason said...

Pretty sure Jimmy's as hungover as I am today

Jason said...

Looked like Puig forgot how many outs there were

spank said...

sonofafuckingbitch

Orel said...

shit

Hideo Nomo said...

FFFUUUUUCCKKK

spank said...

A FUCKING GONE!!!

Orel said...

AGon AGain!

Jason said...

AGonVP

Jason said...

Vin quoting 50's pop song lyrics. I like it

Orel said...

The old bullpen is back

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugly.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Puig still Puiging out in right.

Orel said...

When we're bad, we're realllllly bad

Orel said...

At least the Giants lost

Steve Sax said...

Rockies juggernaut atop the NL West

Steve Sax said...

pgt up.