Monday, June 01, 2015

Game 50 Thread: June 1 @ Rockies, 5:30p

Clayton Kershaw (3-3, 3.86) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 6.38).

After a 13-8 April, the Dodgers went 16-12 in May — not bad, but breaths are bated because of (1) Kershaw's slow start and (2) the offense going into deep-freeze. Well, a trip to Coors Field is good for one of those...guess which?

At least Kershaw is coming off his best start of the season, a seven-inning, ten-strikeout, zero-walk performance against Atlanta. As for the bats, if the Mile-High City and the Rockies' league-worst FIP (4.54) can't cure them, then it's going to be a long month.

57 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Pederson, CF
Turner, 3B
Gonzalez, 1B
Kendrick, 2B
Ethier, RF
Hernandez, LF
Rollins, SS
Ellis, C
Kershaw, P

Steve Sax said...

I thought it was a long december, not a long june?

Maybe this year will be better than the last.

Steve Sax said...

So now it has me researching:

2014: Dodgers 30-27 through May; this year: 29-20
2014 June: 18-10

Orel said...

I know they played the Australia games, but how did they play eight more games last year?

QuadSevens said...

I was wondering that too. We've only had one rainout this year right?

Steve Sax said...

I got my data off of baseball reference. It seems weird to me as well (and I hadn't even considered the rainout).

There were three games in March 2014, which I assume included the two Sydney games. April 2014 was 13-11; May 2014 was 15-15.

Maybe the months had more days last year?

Anyway, it portends a good June! (in fact we haven't had a losing June since 2012)

Orel said...

Ethier HR! Rollins HR!

Orel said...

DAMMIT A.J.

Orel said...

Clayton single!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hola, ya'll. I need some good Dodger mojo tonight. It's been a rough couple of weeks. The stupid-ass Cardinals didn't help.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, so much for that. I hate Shitty Beer Field.

karen said...

Well shit. No mojo from Arenado. Tied at 2 in 4th.

karen said...

Is it time yet for us to seriously start worrying about Kid K? His last outing he was looking more like his old self but for the most part he's just not Clayton-like.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kershaw double!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm not panicking about Kershaw yet. Mild concern, but I still think he'll be fine. And I'd be fine with less regular season hardware in exchange for postseason success.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Now'd be a great time for homerun number five, Howie. It's been a while.

Orel said...

Kershaw is also competing against his own standard of excellence. A 2-run HR at Coors Field for any other pitcher is routine.

Steve Sax said...

Am I right in seeing that Kershaw is 2-for-2 from the plate? With a double?! Wow...

2-2, B5

Steve Sax said...

2-2, end 5

karen said...

Dre still trolling for the Spanky love.

Orel said...

Dre triple! His value is high hint hint

karen said...

Thanks guys....You've talked me off the ledge. I'm putting my Kid K panic button away.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel: Exactly. The kid's gotta be allowed a slump now and then, and have an off year during his career. But our guy's "off year" still has an ERA of under 3.50! I'll take it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

3-2 Blue!

Steve Sax said...

Three straight hits to lead off the sixth. Keep it coming, Blue

karen said...

JRoll must have heard about Saxy calling him out the other day. Keep up the pressure, Sax, it seems to be working for Spank hating on Dre!

karen said...

Oh Kike, baby. That makes for a long walk back to the dugout. Shake it off kid.

Steve Sax said...

fucking A, Enrique, picked off of second?!?! Our base running sucks.

Steve Sax said...

@karen 7.18p: this cannot be JRoll, this must be Uribe in JRoll's uniform

Steve Sax said...

(not that he would fit)

karen said...

Arenado is not a robot after all.

Who knew???

Steve Sax said...

Ellis reaches on an error, so I assume that wouldn't have scored Enrique

Still, fourth straight batter to reach

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw HR right here, I'm calling it

Steve Sax said...

@karen: I wonder if Arenado is continually asked by blogger if he's a robot

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw RBI! 3-for-3

4-2 LA

karen said...

@Saxy....The way he's been being a Dodger killer, I was beginning to wonder.

karen said...

JOC!!!!!!

karen said...

Who are these guys and what have they done with our Dodgers??

Cliff Beefpile said...

Between the two of them, Kershaw and Ethier have hit for the cycle.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I love and miss Dee, but he couldn't make those back-to-back plays Kendrick just made.

karen said...

WOW!! Howie Kendrick with the moves tonight!

karen said...

They call him safe after the review but that does not take away the two brilliant plays Kendrick just made.

spnk said...

Fuck Dre!

karen said...

Well Howie, that's telling those boys in NY what you think of their review.

spnk said...

11-2. wow. it was 2-2 about an hour ago.,

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of 2-2, the pirates have tied it up in SF at 2

Steve Sax said...

18 hits and 11 runs for the Dodgers! Love it.

karen said...

Now a 4-2 lead for Bucs in I think the 5th.

MR.F said...

4-2 Pittsburgh!

7 innings and 2 earned runs seems like a decent outing for Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

Pirates score 3 in the fifth to make it 4-2, B5

Steve Sax said...

You guys get scores before I do.

Of course, I'm getting passed pieces of paper here in prison.

Dammit

karen said...

Ohhhh, I'm getting some cheap thrills looking at Sponge Worthy in the dugout. Thank you camera guy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

We win! And the gnats are losing!

karen said...

Saxy....I'm surprised the Taliban even has internet access where you are.

Steve Sax said...

@karen, they have carrier pigeons

Dusty Baker said...

Holy shit, even AJEllis got a hit?

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Please move scoreboard watching to that NPUT