Monday, April 13, 2015

Game 7 Thread: April 13 vs. Mariners, 7p

Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 7.20) vs. James "Bill" Paxton (0-1, 3.00).

James Paxton has a 9-5 career record including his 0-1 2015 numbers (2.68 lifetime ERA). As a three-time minor league all-star for Seattle, however, one might think Paxton has a million dollar arm. Alas, his salary is only $519K, perhaps speaking to the frailty of his starts (seven innings is about Paxton's vertical limit, as he's only exceeded that once in his career), as well as a persistent knee problem. He's known for his fastball, which hasn't hit speeds of 90mph of late; he also goes to the sinker, but as for his curve, he's not known for having much of a twister.

A simple plan for the Dodgers might be to show some of the offensive strength we put on display Sunday (when the Dodgers score six runs or more, we win; three runs or less, we lose). McCarthy notched nine strikeouts in his 2015 debut, and the starting lineup of the Mariners has only two players (SS Brad Miller and LF Dustin Ackley) batting .300+; but one false move against someone like Nelson Cruz or Robinson Cano could easily result in a titanic shot--and then it's [Spy Kids 3:] Game Over. Let's be efficient then, Brandon, and not let this game stretch to the edge of tomorrow!

Oh, and speaking of our lucky GT theming of 2 guns:

more Bill Paxton, from the SoSG archives: 2009 caption contest

84 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Barney SS
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Kendrick 2B
Van Slyke LF
Guerrero 3B
Pederson CF
Ellis C
McCarthy P

Hideo Nomo said...

That's...a lineup.

Steve Sax said...

Does Donnie think an interleague game means minor league game?

karen said...

It looks like a Sunday lineup. Donnie Baseball is up to his questionable managing again.

Fred's Brim said...

Saxy is on his game tonight

Steve Sax said...

@FB: If that game is Marvel Puzzle Quest, then yes

Steve Sax said...

COL 2, SF 0 final

Steve Sax said...

(that was the Giants' home opener)

Steve Sax said...

geez, this isn't a good start. 2-0 SEA

Steve Sax said...

Nelson Cruz hits a two-run HR. 2-0 SEA through 1

Steve Sax said...

hey, a scoreless inning! 2-0 through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Our MPQ alliance is #1361 on Prodigal Sun. If we can just keep north of #2500th place in the next 19 hours, we should get 50 HP. I'm guessing we will make it.

Just in case anyone is wondering.

Steve Sax said...

SVS one out walk!

Steve Sax said...

(why am i excited about a one-out walk?!)

Steve Sax said...

Guerrero swings for fences, Ks. Two out

Steve Sax said...

re: GameDay: the Hyatt Place window framing ad has a pretty shocking color scheme. It's annoying.

Steve Sax said...

Joc makes the third out. 2-0 SEA through 2.

Alex said...

Come for boobs, stay for the snark!

Paxton has a NO-HITTER through 3...

Alex said...

K-K-Kombo breaker!

About to head out to my local gamestop to pick up the new Mortal Kombat X...

Steve Sax said...

James Paxton has a NO-HITTER through three

2-0 SEA

Steve Sax said...

@Alex: DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

AZ 4, @SD 0, B2

karen said...

McCarthy serving up batting practice.

Steve Sax said...

back to back HR for Seattle: 4-0 M's

Alex said...

Maybe McCarthy, chillaxes on his twitter game...

Yuck.

Steve Sax said...

Kyle Seager was a frickin' .167 hitter before that HR. Way to go

Steve Sax said...

5 Ks for McCarthy now. He's either K or HR

Steve Sax said...

Olivia Munn as Psylocke. Great casting call!

Steve Sax said...

SVS with another one-out walk!

Steve Sax said...

come on alex, rancho ardiendo and one out...

Alex said...

Olivia Munn mentioned and no-hitter broken up. Can we keep the GT theme going with Olivia Munn?

Alex said...

RUN(s)!!!

Steve Sax said...

Guerrero sac fly gets us on the board, 4-1

Steve Sax said...

@Alex 8.08p: I will get anything started with Olivia Munn.

Steve Sax said...

if pederson can't get something happening, we go to Ellis...

Steve Sax said...

Pederson!

karen said...

Now if McCarthy can keep the ball in the park we have a game.

Steve Sax said...

to anyone watching the game: how did SVS advance to second on Guerrero's sac fly? Was it a missed throw?

Steve Sax said...

Ellis --> third out

karen said...

Sax or AC...Who is Olivia Munn??

Steve Sax said...

4-3 Seattle through 4

Alex said...

@saxy No one was covering second

Steve Sax said...

in between innings, mlb.com gameday advert for 2 for $4 BK Croissandwich.

That looks really disgusting.

Steve Sax said...

@alex: thanks. SVS, man. Making it happen

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT McCARTHY, QUIT SERVING UP HR BALLS

karen said...

So much for the 'Keeping the ball in the park' theory.

Alex said...

@Karen Olivia Munn

karen said...

Alex...Wow.

Steve Sax said...

take one for the team Brandon, lean into a pitch

karen said...

PUIG!!!

Steve Sax said...

PUIG HR!

5-4 M's

Steve Sax said...

AGon double, but I am guessing we strand him

Steve Sax said...

Happily, I am wrong!

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick ties the game at 5

Steve Sax said...

Paxton with a 5.91 ERA. McCarthy is at 8.10

Steve Sax said...

SVS ground out.

5-5 through 5

Steve Sax said...

Darwin Barney, now 0-for-3

Steve Sax said...

Mariners 5 6 0
Dodgers 5 6 0

Steve Sax said...

Cano line out, Cruz Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Seager Ks, so McCarthy's ERA dips to 7.36

Dusty Baker said...

Just barely snagged a Stone Arrogant Bastard before end of 7th here. Dusty checking into dis bish!

spank said...

I once had a dog. Her name...Olivia Munn

spank said...

carry on

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Playing MPQ Produgal Son from the Yard, Vinny!

karen said...

Spanky with the Olivia Munn drive by...

Steve Sax said...

oh god, donnie is doing the quick-change relief pitcher dance again

Steve Sax said...

...and Donnie is RIGHT! Paco gets cano swinging

Steve Sax said...

5-5, mid 8

Dusty Baker said...

Orel you aint done shit in this Prodifal Son round. Step up mang!

spank said...

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TEACH HAROLD REYNOLDS HOW TO SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

spank said...

Matt Kemp with a big time base running blunder for the Madres. Once a Dodger always a Dodger.

spank said...

well shit. tied at the bottom of the tenth. time to start streaming the game

spank said...

2 on one out

Alex said...

DRE DAY!

spank said...

lot more people in the stands at the Dodgers game than at PetCo park for this years baseball darling Padres

spank said...

Bases loaded for Crawdude!

Alex said...

Vin: "Here comes four wide ones for Adrian"

He's been hanging out in the pavilions

spank said...

don't strikeout,mofo

spank said...

fucking Crawford! That ball landed in Beaumont,bitch

spank said...

horrible swing

spank said...

2-2 to Guerrero

spank said...

Guerrero walk off!!!!

Alex said...

WE MAKE WALK OFF PARTY!!!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up