Saturday, May 23, 2015

Game 42 Thread: May 23 vs. Padres, 7p

Think they waited for a series against the Padres to give away tonight's AGon bobblehead? Hmmm.

Mike Bolsinger (2-0, 1.04) vs. Ian Kennedy (2-3, 6.75).

What's up with the Padres' pitching staff? They're third in the majors in strikeouts (366), but 25th in ERA (4.26). And when you strip out their suspect defense, they've got the second-worst FIP (4.41). (xFIP is better at 3.67, but I'm still trying to figure out the difference. Maybe some big brain can explain in the comments.)

But nothing cures bad pitching like bad offense, which the Dodgers still are evincing despite Joc Pederson's corkscrew-swing game-winning home run last night. If something's gotta give when two slumping teams meet, then last night it only gave a little. Let's get more "give" tonight*, boys.

*I have no idea what this means.

43 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Pederson CF
Rollins SS
Kendrick 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Van Slyke LF
Ellis C
Bolsinger P

Hideo Nomo said...

Grandal to 7-day concussion DL. Austin Barnes called up, but not starting because Elllis is, uh, a guy who is also a catcher.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm thinking we should do a PGT dump on the day after the All-Star Game. All the ones we missed, all at once.

Dusty Baker said...

Headed to the Yard, Vinny!

Jason said...

@Orel - xFIP replaces the actual home run rate with the expected rate based on the league average home run per flyball average. An xFIP lower than FIP indicates an above average HR rate.

I'm not a big fan of xFIP for that reason, it excuses hard contact for fly ball pitchers.

Jason said...

Also, isn't "more give" the negative side of that expression?

Screw social convention, give less, boys!

karen said...

Thanks Jason....I was clueless on that one too.

Dusty Baker said...

Just made sweet, sweet love with @themunson who was repping with his SoSG shirt!

Jason said...

Dammit! I need one of those SoSG shirts but can never make the softball tournament. Where's the black market when you need it?

Orel said...

Thanks, Jason! I feel little fewer dumb now.

Jason said...

I'll open up an advanced stats blog and start blogging there.

Orel said...

Jason & Karen, send us your T-shirt size & mailing address!

Dusty Baker said...

And send us your bra size too Jason!

karen said...

High time to make things right with Ian Kennedy hitting Yasiel in the face and then Sponge Worthy Zack high on the shoulder. I hate this headhunter. Paybacks a bitch Kennedy and so am I.

karen said...

Wow...Thanks Orel. Info is on the way.

Jason said...

Bra size is on the way, too!

Steve Sax said...

I think we are out of the SoSG bras, but let me get the intern to check the stockroom

Steve Sax said...

I'm not a robot

Jason said...

[:|] <- apparently that's a robot emoji. Still getting used to this new emoji world order.

Orel said...

So proud of the Scott's lawn guy for legalizing gay marriage

karen said...

YOUNG JOC!!!!

...and you suck Kennedy

Orel said...

This kid!

karen said...

We all know how I feel about Matty...but I don't remember him making catches like that in the Blue uni.

Steve Sax said...

One more hit, and JRoll just might break mendoza

karen said...

Bolsinger is dealing.

karen said...

Doesn't look like tonight's gonna be the night JRoll reaches the Mendoza line.

Steve Sax said...

Turner doubles in AGon from first! 2-0, with both runners reaching with two out

karen said...

Agon scores on JT double. 2-0 in 6th.

Hated ones win first game of day/night in Denver and are winning 1-0 early in second game.

karen said...

Hey Saxy....Any exciting weather in your part of the world??

Orel said...

Can't wait until Bolsinger goes against the Snakes

QuadSevens said...

Bolsinger working his magic tonight. Love the diving play.

karen said...

^He's doing so well I'm almost afraid to get excited.

Not that I'm superstitious are anything.....

QuadSevens said...

Baseball fans superstitious? Never!

QuadSevens said...

Not moving from me seat. Dessert can wait. Bottom of the 8th coming up.

karen said...

Yep, that's us Q7!!!

karen said...

As one not superstitious baseball fan to another, I expect you to not move for the top of the 9th as well!!

QuadSevens said...

Aye aye cap'n!

QuadSevens said...

Kenley coming in for the 9th. Bolsinger gives up a single then retires everyone else in order. 8 innings one hit and 8 strikeouts.

QuadSevens said...

Turner with a great play on the bunt attempt to end the game. Party time!

karen said...

What a game turned in by Bolsinger!! 1 hit shutout and he retired last 23 he faced.

Pardy time for us!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ballsinger is the real deal! He reminds me of a non-knuckle ball hurling RJ Dickey.

spnk said...

i wants a t-shirt too. i pledge i will represent in unorthodox ways. you know how we do it @SoSG.

if you don't know,don't ssk but you know i will

Hideo Nomo said...

Today's GT finally up. Slept in today, sorry.