Monday, June 08, 2015

Game 58 Thread: June 8 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

I am the ghost of offseason trades past.

Mike Bolsinger (3-1, 1.98) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (4-2, 5.09).

Remember this guy? Rubby De La Rosa was an up and coming prospect for the Dodgers, but we traded him to Boston in 2013 as part of that Adrian Gonzalez / Carl Crawford megatrade (De La Rosa was a PTBNL, who was defined in October 2012). Since then he has had a couple of major league seasons, never with a winning record until this year with Arizona, which follows a career low 4.43 ERA (and 4-8 W-L record) in Boston last year.

"De La Rosa" is really not that close to "De La Rocha". But I have always liked this track, arguably not their best, but still a good one. And after watching the Dodgers sulk through a weak showing against St. Louis, it's hard not to listen to the opening words, "no matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now" and sort of laugh at how that isn't the Dodgers' persona at this stage. We're more in a Funk than we are Renegades. Can we beat a SoSG dead horse, and Rubby one out tonight?

UPDATE 6:30p: Forgot to mention, SoSG AC and Stubbs are at the Stadium tonight, suiting it up for Blogger Night! AC already sent me a photo about him running into Lisa Leslie. I think he was called for a blocking foul.

28 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

If there's a dead horse to beat, I'm in!

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of dead horses, here's Don Mattingly's lineup:

Pederson, CF
Turner, 3B
Gonzalez, 1B
Kendrick, 2B
Grandal, C
Guerrero, LF
Ethier, RF
Rollins, SS
Bolsinger, P

Forcing Guerrero back into the lineup...

karen said...

No Puigster??

Steve Sax said...

Colorado, the worst team in the NL West, is up on St Louis 10-1.

Go figure.

Steve Sax said...

St Louis even loses to sucky opponents the right way

karen said...

American Pharoah living the dream now. Being put out to stud his new daily schedule is Eat, Sleep and Breed (4 times day).

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I got FSN on my new Charter cable!!! it's a beautiful day!!!

karen said...

@Dusty....You are expected to be here tomorrow front and center.

karen said...

Here we go. Bolsinger taking a knee after being hit by the ball.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Damn I don't have any beer in the house! Hope Sosg doesn't ban me for admitting that in the GT. @Karen I'll chime in early and often!

Steve Sax said...

ALL POINTS BULLETIN

GET BEER TO DBT, STAT

Steve Sax said...

Three straight hits in the first inning gets us...one run. One measley run (after Grandal flies out and Guerrero Ks).

1-0 LA through 2

Dusty Baker said...

No self respecting person named Dusty would not have beer.

Steve Sax said...

Ever since Pederson lost his consecutive-game-HR streak, he's been a big 0-fer. Now 0-for-2

Steve Sax said...

1-0 through 3.

My god, you guys, it's Rubby De La Frickin Rosa. SCORE SOME RUNS

spnk said...

i'm voting Dre to All Star cause he's great

Steve Sax said...

leadoff single to Kendrick. Man, we missed him.

Steve Sax said...

Grandal walks. No out.

We had this situation yesterday and got punched in the nuts. Let's see if tonight is any better.

Steve Sax said...

someone please tell me how turner got hurt

Steve Sax said...

and stop doing the goddamn wave

Steve Sax said...

Bundy actually makes the right call, to send Kendrick. Men at second and third due to Inciarte's crap throw. Thanks, Ender!

Steve Sax said...

Sax reminds the Dodgers they are playing against Rubby De La Rosa, and they respond by breaking the game open.

Jimmy Rollins with a three-run HR? Did NOT see that coming.

But I'm happy.

6-0 LA through 4

spnk said...

that's wild.

Steve Sax said...

Look, as long as they've got Rubby out there, we need to take advantage. Keep the hits coming!

Second and third, one out in the fifth

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with a three-run HR. wow.

9-0

Dusty Baker said...

Bamsucka!! Right on Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

ALERT for Charter subscribers: Dodger game is being broadcast!!! Long national nightmare is over (for some).

Steve Sax said...

PGT up