Saturday, May 02, 2015

Game 23 Thread: May 2 vs. D'backs, 7p

Scott Baker (0-1, 3.86) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (1-3, 5.24).

Joc Jam Fever! Have you caught it yet? Although the Dodgers are going with another spot-starter in Baker, the real reason to be excited about this year's team is Joc "Matt Who?" Pederson. Watching (Gamedaying?) this kid hit grand slams and make diving catches like he does, I'm beginning to see why the front office was comfortable with trading Matt Kemp for a handful of beans (sorry, Grandal).

Of course, it helps that the Dodgers are quite unexpectedly leading the majors in home runs; twelve different Dodgers have hit homers so far this season. If guys like Baker can step up and eat some innings, baby, we might just have a stew going.

88 comments:

karen said...

Orel...I forgive you for your "Matt Who" comment as I have given up my muy important position as President of Matt Kemp Whores of America. While I still hope he'll end of in LA where he belongs, so he can, as we have always planned, be the father of my children, I can not afford to spend one of my 7 Deadly Sins on a fucking madre.

Neeebs said...

Hey Karen. Joc might be a willing partner. Give him a shot.

Fred's Brim said...

well that didn't take long

Fred's Brim said...

and I will echo Gnomes' sentiment from the other night: I am not used to the Dodgers hitting so many home runs but I like it and I hope they keep it up

Fred's Brim said...

Turner starting at third again. Hmmm

Fred's Brim said...

oof Goldschmidt is back to killing us.
Scott Baker is not long for this game or team

Fred's Brim said...

heh Vin said "hoisted by his own petard"

Fred's Brim said...

Kike at short? Donnie usually saves his Sunday lineups for Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

^^^ Kíke

Fred's Brim said...

Baker out of it after a Yasmany Tomas double to the wall

Fred's Brim said...

JT with another homer! 2-1 bad guys

Fred's Brim said...

Howie with a flare to right

Fred's Brim said...

AG lines a double to the rightfield corner, Howie scores from first, time game, 2-2 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

SVS getting his hacks vs righties

Fred's Brim said...

and he Ks

karen said...

@Neeebs 5:36PM...Since the last object of my lustful attentions also wore number 31 this move just might make sense. After all, I do have a closet full of number 31 jerseys. Of course, I'm old enough to be Joc's mother (well, we'll call it his older sister) but if he doesn't care, I sure as hell don't.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre flies to center but we tie up the game

Fred's Brim said...

@karen hehe

karen said...

SVS shoots him down at 2nd. Good job, Scotty!!

Fred's Brim said...

Pennington pokes one down the third base line but SVS guns him down at second. Pacheco to third.

Fred's Brim said...

Pitcher up, Baker has his chance to get out of this

Fred's Brim said...

Turner handles the hot smash from Hellickson, 2 down

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Enciarte with a single, Pacheco scores

what a waste, he got lucky to have a chance to get out of it and then gives it right back

karen said...

Is our Baker at the Yard tonight? Surly he can do this good.

karen said...

^Surely

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turner hit another homerun?! Nice. And more RBI for A-Gon!

Fred's Brim said...

Baker finally gets out of it. He's up to 145 pitches through 2 innings

Fred's Brim said...

@karen, "surly" is the right word the way Baker is pitching and Baker is drinking

karen said...

I don't know what happened there. I was thinking of our Dusty and the word surly came out.

Wonder what that could possibly mean?

Fred's Brim said...

YasMan with a double to left!

Fred's Brim said...

Kíke flies out

Fred's Brim said...

Baker Ks like a pitcher. Baker orders another pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

Joc Ks badly

Fred's Brim said...

by some miracle, Goldschmidt Ks

Fred's Brim said...

Kíke with a tough play at short

Fred's Brim said...

good inning from Baker through the heart of the order

Fred's Brim said...

JT draws a leadoff walk

Fred's Brim said...

Howie nearly lines into a double play but JT barely gets back

Fred's Brim said...

AG chops to second but JT was running so he makes it to second, AG out at first

Fred's Brim said...

SVS rips a grounder up the middle, JT scores, 3-3 good guys!

karen said...

New game all over again thanks to SVS!!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre grounds back to the box

karen said...

Scott Baker just can't handle having a tie or lead.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Aaron fucking Hill immediately homers. Some asshole holding a video camera catches it standing at the top of the stairs up to the Pavillion

Fred's Brim said...

is he the guy that films himself catching BP homeruns?

Fred's Brim said...

Grandal with another rip. Maybe he is starting to get the feeling

Kíke up

Fred's Brim said...

Kíke has a funny batting stance

Fred's Brim said...

Kíke Ks badly

Fred's Brim said...

Baker up? I guess Donnie will send him back out for the 5th but will pull him at the first sign of danger

why give away an at bat just for the (poor) chance that he'd get a few outs next inning?

Fred's Brim said...

and he can't even get the job done. He gets the bunt down but Grandal is thrown out at second and Baker is nearly out at first

that was a dumdum call

Fred's Brim said...

Joc gets jobbed on an inside pitch, his 3rd K in 4 innings

Fred's Brim said...

sweet jesus we're only through 4 innings?!?

spnk said...

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Fred's Brim said...

Nicasio in to also be frustrating

Fred's Brim said...

spnk is the man!

Fred's Brim said...

is it telling you that the channel is currently offline?

Fred's Brim said...

Good inning for Nicasio

karen said...

What??? There's a fight going on tonight? I thought it was all Dodgers all the time!

spnk said...

pick the second fight link. should work like a charm.

gotta scram

Geaux Dre!!

Fred's Brim said...

weak groundouts from Turner and Howie

karen said...

Watching the douche bag at first I thought Agon got all of that.

That'll teach me to trust a douche.

Fred's Brim said...

Damn, Tomas hit it hard but Joc tracks it down at the wall in center

Fred's Brim said...

another good inning for Nicasio

karen said...

Hellboy (yeah, whatever) made 94 pitches in 5 1/3 innings and we score 3??

Fred's Brim said...

Nicasio still in. This is where he turns back into a Rockie

Fred's Brim said...

another great inning for Nicasio

karen said...

Nicasio sets down 9 in a row. Come on offense do your thang!!

Fred's Brim said...

JOC!

karen said...

YEP...THAT 31 JERSEY WILL DO JUST FINE! Piazza/Pederson...Potato/Potato. It's all fucking good!!

Fred's Brim said...

JT with a double down the right field line. Let's take a lead for once

karen said...

...and there's our lead FB!!!

Fred's Brim said...

yes!! Howie with a slow grounder to right, but it's plenty to get JT home

Fred's Brim said...

Yimi in for the hardest part of the lineup, Ks Pollock for the first out

Fred's Brim said...

oh man Goldschmidt flies to the track in right

Fred's Brim said...

Hill draws a walk, Tomas up and due to hit one out

Fred's Brim said...

but he flies to center

karen said...

Goldshit nearly scared the crap out of me.

Who will be our Closer tonight? Any guesses??

Fred's Brim said...

Dre thrown out by a mile trying to steal, Grandal of course gets another hit

Fred's Brim said...

Guerrero with a single to right, Grandal to second, Rollins up

Fred's Brim said...

yes! Rollins with a single, Grandal scores from second, 6-4 good guys!

karen said...

JRoll gives us some breathing room.

Cliff Beefpile said...

J-Roll J-Rolls into an insurance run!

Fred's Brim said...

Pedersen runs another one down, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

ball hits the runner, game over!

karen said...

Ball hits the runner.

We'll take it every time!!

Alex Cora said...

Just got back home from the game. What a comeback. That ending had me confused but we will take it!

Dusty Baker said...

What happened?

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty top 9, runner on first and 2 outs. Powell Peralta hits a grounder up the middle that looks like it'll make the outfield which would set up 1st and 3rd. Howie might have had a play to keep it in the infield but it would have been tough. But Pacheco, running from first, virtually steps on the ball not even knowing where it was. So three outs, game over, the champs keep the belt