Sunday, June 07, 2015

Game 57 Thread: June 7 vs. Cardinals, 5p

This will not be the Lin on the mound today.

Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.97) vs. Lance Lynn (4-4, 3.03).

Pressure! A national TV audience is set to watch the best two teams in the National League tonight, with our Greinke going against a guy named Lance. We haven't seen Lancelot; he's 3-1 in five starts career vs. the Dodgers. But Lynn has helped solidify the Cardinals' starting rotation ever since the Cardinals lost Adam Gawain-wright earlier this season, after he tore his achilles Tristan awkwardly trying to run from the batter's box.

On our side, we've been struggling offensively, but last night's return of Yasiel Puig sparked the team to victory. Gaheris our chance to get the season back on the rails.

The mlb.com preview indicates that the Dodgers haven't lost a home series since August 15-17, 2014. So we're hoping for a win tonight and a series split--Geraint nothin' like a win on Sunday Night Baseball to shake off the doldrums of the past couple of weeks.

Strangely, after Arthuring this GT, I'm feeling an urge for pizza tonight.

133 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Giants lost in Philly, 6-4

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty up in dis bish. Is there a lineup yet?

Steve Sax said...

Pederson cf
Puig rf
Gonzalez 1b
Turner 3b
Ethier lf
Grandal c
Hernandez 2b
Rollins ss
Greinke p

Steve Sax said...

Lineup done in between mpq rounds from an iphone

Steve Sax said...

Man we really miss Kendrick.

And can we bat Rollins 10th? Designated Sitter, perhaps?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Rollins should be hitting 9th. Greinke has way more pop in his bat than JRO

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Must obtain W today. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts...

Steve Sax said...

Of course, MLB.com is calling today's feed a STL game (the only option) rather than a LAD game.

#EastCoastishBias

spnk said...

i'm surprised Dre hasn't complained about moving to left field. he will soon.

Steve Sax said...

Already a comment about the shadows, in the first minute

Steve Sax said...

Greinke with a nice play to get Wong there

Steve Sax said...

Called strike 3 on Carpenter. Two out

Steve Sax said...

Since when did ESPN's in-game graphics change to Jony Ive, Apple-like design?

karen said...

Sponge Worthy living up to his name in the 1st.

Steve Sax said...

Holiday grounds out to third.

0-0 through 0.5 Innings

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers starting lineup brought to you by Taco Bell

Steve Sax said...

Called K to Joc. One out

Steve Sax said...

Base hit for Puig! One out

Steve Sax said...

AGon chases one outside. 2 out

karen said...

Man, it is so good to have him back. 1-0 Good Guys

Steve Sax said...

turner RBI! Puig scores from first, but a little bit slow coming up. Please be ok Yasiel!

1-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Who is calling this game for ESPN? Lots of very high-pitched voices.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier called K

1-0 through 1

karen said...

You would think that Dodger Stadium is the only park with shadows.

Steve Sax said...

peralta K. One out

Steve Sax said...

@karen: seriously. It's not like ESPN didn't call this 5p game start or anything, either

karen said...

Saxy...John Kruk and I don't know who else.

Steve Sax said...

Heyward grounds to third, two out

karen said...

Saxy...Mark Mulder I think is in there too.

karen said...

Clay looking like a rock star.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax: Kruk and Olney for sure, I don't know who the other two are.

Steve Sax said...

And now they're bagging on Kershaw's postseason record vs STL. Inevitable

Steve Sax said...

Reynolds raps one to left for a single

Steve Sax said...

Jay K for the third out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Starting tomorrow night, I'll be getting my Dodger games legit; I caved and am getting TWC. Those bastards. This is my last grainy bootleg Dodger game.

/pours one out for the memories

Steve Sax said...

I am getting the same commercials EVERY break between innings, on MLB.tv. Come on guys. State Farm hans and Franz is so dated!

Cliff Beefpile said...

"I know the sabermetricians aren't big on wins, but there's something about winning games that means a lot." #analysis Thanks ESPN.

Steve Sax said...

Karl Ravech, Mulder, and Kruk in the booth. Kruk not wearing a tie.

Kruk ate his tie.

Hernandez grounds for the second out

Steve Sax said...

Rollins with a weakass fly ball to center. Jay has time to backpedal, clip his fingernails, and still catch it.

Rollins is a disaster from the plate. When is he going to open up?!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 through 2

karen said...

Beautiful. Zack gets out of it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

GreinKe gets out of it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit, did that lady get hit in the stomach by that foul ball? After what happened at Fenway, that kinda freaked me out.

Steve Sax said...

Greinke with a two-strike, lead off single!

Steve Sax said...

Stop chasing outside, Joc

Steve Sax said...

And, Joc lets one go by outside. He is listening to me!!!

karen said...

@CliffB...I couldn't tell but I thought about the Fenway lady immediately, too.

Steve Sax said...

Pederson flies to left for the first out

Steve Sax said...

Ok so Puig singles to put men on first and second for AGon

Steve Sax said...

Come on Adrian

Steve Sax said...

Lynn pitching around AGon, 3-1 count

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Adrian lines out to left for the second out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turner with the RBI! 2-0 Blue!

Steve Sax said...

Turner's rebellion! 2-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

At least we are making Lynn throw a lot of pitches. 66 pitches in the third

Steve Sax said...

Ethier Ks yet again.

2-0 LA through 3

Steve Sax said...

New commercials at the inning break! Thank the gods

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Greinke getting the calls that Lynn isn't." Welcome to what we're used to, Kruk, you dipshit!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wondering if I should ask my doctor about Viagra...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Greinke is bringing the lather tonight

karen said...

@DBT...Don't forget to ask if your heart is strong enough first!!

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick is supposed to be back Monday

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

^Karen haha, you're right safety first!

Steve Sax said...

@karen: all dodger fans have strong hearts

And livers

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Good news on Kendrick, cuz Kike ain't kutting it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Greinke dug deep for that one. Reynolds sits.

karen said...

You guys are cracking me up.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

So nice watching the Blue Crew in the comfort of my own home, sipping a cold Sierra Nevada. Just the way the good Lord demands.

Steve Sax said...

Lead off double but Greinke hangs tough and gets out of it

karen said...

@Dusty..I am so jazzed that you guys got Charter.

Steve Sax said...

Geez, Hernandez looked awful on that K. Send him back to triple A

Steve Sax said...

Lance Lynn getting some serious therapy from the ESPN booth guys. I expect him to be on a fucking psychiatric office couch at this stage, he way he is being analyzed

Steve Sax said...

Jimmy what the fuck. You've got a 3-1 count and you swing on THAT?! Are you even trying?!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That was a shitty bottom half of the inning!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That's the sad part Saxy, he is trying! that's all he's got left in the tank!

Hideo Nomo said...

They sounded like his parents, they were so worried about him.

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, and hi err'body!

Steve Sax said...

Buster Olney's dugout interviews are horrible.

Lead off single to Cruz

Steve Sax said...

Lance Lynn sac, so man on second and one out for the top of the order

Steve Sax said...

Wong sacs Cruz to third. Two out

Hideo Nomo said...

Lynn left the dugout with the trainer. ESPN doofuses were onto something.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Next up... Lagunitas IPA

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, no, he's back on the mound.

Steve Sax said...

Carpenter Ks for the third out. 2-0, mid-5

Steve Sax said...

You guys are making me jealous. It's not beer o'clock where I am

Cliff Beefpile said...

Greinke comes up with hit number two!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, my feed is now like over a minute slow. Let me reboot

Love the Greinke bat flip

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joc with the patented Beefpile try-too-hard softball swing on that whiff. Similar result.

Steve Sax said...

Lynn walks Pederson and of course ESPN says "lance Lynn not getting any close pitches called tonight". Oh sure, Lynn is the oppressed one.

Steve Sax said...

Puig showing good patience on the second pitch, but Puig fails to connect on the next one.

Two on, one out for AGon

Steve Sax said...

Fucking A, AGon quickly flies to left. What the hell

Steve Sax said...

We gotta score here.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, the big bats fail to drive in a run with 2 on and nobody out.

Steve Sax said...

And we do NOT score here.

Horrible ABs there for AGon and Turner, swinging early on a pitcher who is clearly struggling. Come on, mcGwire

Steve Sax said...

2-0 through 5

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit. 2-1 after a Peralta solo shot with one out in the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

Mitch Harris now in for the Cardinals, to K Ethier

Steve Sax said...

And Ethier...draws a walk and proves me wrong.

Good job Andre

Steve Sax said...

Booth now drooling all over Matt Carpenter

Steve Sax said...

Grandad gave it a ride, but flied out to center

Cliff Beefpile said...

Christ, here we go. The Cardinals are a bunch of the grittiest gritters gritting in baseball! They have former players coaching their minor leaguers. That's innovation and the right way to do it, I tell ya!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier just stole a base?! What?!

Steve Sax said...

The Cardinals are so super gritty it's like they have the ghost of David eckstein powering them

Steve Sax said...

Hernandez, swinging at a shitty pitch out of the zone instead of taking the walk

Steve Sax said...

Cardinals are pitching to Rollins because they know he sucks

Steve Sax said...

Rollins has a 2-0 count and Rollins swings for, and fouls, a shitty pitch

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ethier still slow, tagged out at home...beaten by a mile.

Steve Sax said...

Rollins with a single, but heyward guns down Ethier at home

Steve Sax said...

God Ethier is slow. It's like Eric Karros

karen said...

I had to step out for a minute so I have (1) question and (1) comment...How did red turds get a run? and I can't believe they are still yammering on like this is a red turd telecast.

...and Dre thrown out at he plate. Anyone got Spank's bail money?

karen said...

@Saxy...I just had a visual memory of EK running. Thanks, I needed good laugh.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Dodgers are at bat, but really we're just killing time between the Cardinals gritting their way to one run in 16 innings. They haven't scored, but damn if they haven't scored runs the right way.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Christ, that was four inches off the plate. You were saying about the Cardinals not getting strike calls!?

karen said...

Uh oh. Walk to lead off hitter.

Orel said...

This is shaping up like another crushing defeat

Steve Sax said...

And we are down 3-2. I give up.

karen said...

@Orel...You'd think we'd be used to this by now.

spnk said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

should have gone with the Lancelot Link GT

Fred's Brim said...

and Karl Ravech can go to hell

Steve Sax said...

Game day showing Cards are getting cheap strike calls here

Steve Sax said...

Karl Ravech has a bad hairpiece

Steve Sax said...

Really good game for AGon to not show up. 0-for-4

Fred's Brim said...

maybe it's the vodka but I can't express how frustrated I am right now
I can't stand losing to the Gnats of the Central. Or the Gnats
I feel like we are a bunch of clowns losing to them. Maybe we are are, 2.5 real starters, shitty bullpen except for Kenley, 3 or 4 real hitters in our lineup.
The Cards have 2-3 real hitters in their lineup but they have pitching top to bottom to cover it up. I don't get it anymore

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, 0-for-3 with 3 Ks. Comeback player of the year?!

Fred's Brim said...

SOSG staffers, when Jhohnnhy Peralta gets nailed for PEDs, will you dedicate a post to me?

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB: To be fair, the booze is pretty much always talking here at SOSG

Orel said...

Every post is dedicated to you, FB. But yes.

Cliff Beefpile said...

LeBron beats the Warriors 95-93 in OT.

Fred's Brim said...

we are a bunch of clowns

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Cardinals are standing against the railing the right way, guys! We have no chance! No really, Rollins is up, we have no chance.

Fred's Brim said...

thanks Orel, that makes me feel better

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Greinke was good, but not good enough..." He was pretty goddamn good. He was winning 2-1 when he left in the 7th, I'd say that's good enough. He didn't labor through 5 with a phantom injury like Lynn, but I guess he's just not gritty enough. Fuck ESPN.