Monday, May 25, 2015

Game 44 Thread: May 25 vs. Braves, 5p

George Sparky vs. Ted Tony.

Brett Anderson (2-2, 3.61) vs. Williams Perez (0-0, 6.14).

It's a special Baseball Hall of Fame matchup on Memorial Day 2015, as we've got starting pitchers who reflect four Baseball HOF members in their four names. This phenomenon hasn't happened since...well shoot, I am not exactly sure how to look that one up on Baseball Reference. But it seems pretty uncommon, right?

I want to be excited about the fact that this marks Perez' first career start, however we all have heard about how the Dodgers struggle seeing new starting pitchers. And the fact we've scored nine runs in their last eight games doesn't give me a lot of confidence, either. Or this, from mlb.com's game preview: "[Perez] generated whiffs on 38.5% of his changeups (5-for-13) and 33.3% of his curveballs (3-for-9)." Hoo boy, looks like another low-scoring affair is in the works for the boys in blue. That statistic is certainly the last [name] thing that I wanted to hear.

56 comments:

Steve Sax said...

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

Steve Sax said...

Giants already won in Milwaykee; lead is 1.5 games

Orel said...

Clever nameplay, Sax!

spnk said...

opening pitches were a fucking hot mess. fucking hilarious

karen said...

RA for Spank's boy with 2 out in the 1st.

karen said...

Dre draws the RA walk. 1-0 for the good.

karen said...

1-0 after 1. A deluge of runs by Blue standards.

Jason said...

At the AAA Dodgers game and Corey Seager just destroyed a ball for a 1-0 lead with the Bees coming up

karen said...

Far be it for me to question HanRam's defensive skills but I find myself not feeling it necessary to hold my breath this year when ball is hit to JRoll.

Hmmmmm....

Jason said...

3-0 lil' good guys

karen said...

All tied up at 1 here with the big good guys.

QuadSevens said...

At the game here. What was the story on Anderson?

QuadSevens said...

Braves up 2-1 after 5.

QuadSevens said...

My Lasorda garden gnome tried to eat Mrs. Quad's pizza. I had to jump in and save it.

karen said...

Q7...Are you talking about when Conti went to the mound to check on him? Whatever it was it seemed to be downplayed and Vinny remarked that if he was hurt Anderson would know better then to stay in the game and possibly hurt his team.

If that's not what you're asking about then I missed whatever else went on.

QuadSevens said...

That was it Karen. Thanks for the update.

QuadSevens said...

Rollins needs to work on his bunting more.

QuadSevens said...

Bunted back to the pitcher twice and has had a runner thrown out at third both times.

QuadSevens said...

RA for AGon! Let's do this!

Steve Sax said...

this is it, right here. bases loaded, one out, bottom seven, down 2-1. A-Gon up.

Here we go.

karen said...

Wherever Spanky is, I hope he's got his rally thong on.....

Steve Sax said...

Not exactly the statement RBI for which I was looking, but okay.

2-2

QuadSevens said...

Full swing bunt scores one. Tie game!

karen said...

DRE!!!! 3-2 Good Guys!

Steve Sax said...

HOME RUN ETHIER!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Dre with the bomb!

Orel said...

Jason must be having fun. HR #2 for Seager

Steve Sax said...

Alex Guerrero up with a man on first and one out. B8

Steve Sax said...

2-RUN HR BY GUERRERO!!!

5-2 LA

QuadSevens said...

PH specialist! Woohoo!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

GUERRERO!

karen said...

AG 2 blasts a 2 runner. I can't wait till he takes MadBum yard.

Orel said...

AGue!

Steve Sax said...

When Jimmy Rollins hits a HR off you, it's bad.

6-2 DODGERS!

spnk said...

haha. fucking noice!

karen said...

JRoll joins the party!!

QuadSevens said...

Rollins was tired of bunting.

Steve Sax said...

JIMMY ROLLINS IS NOW BATTING OVER .200!!!

Steve Sax said...

I FEEL LIKE STEVE CARRELL IN ANCHORMAN

karen said...

Spank...Dre still trolling for the Spanky love!

QuadSevens said...

LOUD NOISES!!

karen said...

Isn't it amazing how life just seems so much better when the Dodgers score runs???

spnk said...

i know,karen. and it seems like Dre only does good when im able to watch games. haha




FUCK DRE!

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double by Gomes in the ninth. Come on, Hatcher.

Steve Sax said...

wtf? my MLB.tv feed just disappeared

Steve Sax said...

first and third, none out. Come on, Hatcher!

Steve Sax said...

Or, not Hatcher. Here comes Kenley.

karen said...

Kenley coming in.

karen said...

JT is nails

Steve Sax said...

Run scores, but two out. Nice play by A-Gon to field that one. Man on third, 6-3 Dodgers, two out.

Steve Sax said...

Ballgame! Dodgers win with a HUGE third inning.

spnk said...

that's a wrap

karen said...

2 game lead over evil ones still intact.

Jason said...

Lil' Dodgers win 6-1. I make 4% abv beer party.

Steve Sax said...

edit from 8:01 pm: a HUGE eighth inning.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up!