Monday, June 15, 2015

Game 64 Thread: June 15 @ Rangers, 5p

Carlos Frias (4-3, 3.86) vs. Yovani Gallardo (5-6, 3.45).

The above film shows how things can quickly turn bad for a shaky Gallardo start. Things should be interesting for the Dodgers, who haven't lost an interleague game this year (the Rangers are 1-1 interleague), and we face former Brewer Gallardo, who is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA against us lifetime but has not seen us since he joined Texas this year.

The Dodgers had a tough time getting off the ground after the San Diego series, despite Sunday's late- and extra-inning heroics. Can we launch better from the plate at the Ballpark at Arlington Globe Life Park (what the hell is that?)?

43 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Pederson CF
Puig RF
Gonzalez DH
Kendrick 2B
Turner 1B
Ethier LF
Grandal C
Rollins SS
Callaspo 3B

Frias P

Hideo Nomo said...

Nah, don't use Guerrero at DH or anything.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly only wants to use him for PH, not DH, which makes perfect sense.

Oh, and Turner was great at 1B on Saturday, so great idea there.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah yes, the ol' pinch-hitter in am American League park gambit.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bet he double-switches too.

Hideo Nomo said...

"an"

spnk said...

Muttingly just outsmarted himself...if that's possible. aye.

Dusty Baker said...

Why is Kendrick in the 4 spot?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Dusty - that's right, Callaspo should be hitting clean up!

Steve Sax said...

Callaspo K and Rollins CS. Great.

Then Pederson pops out to second.

0-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Wait, is this a real name? Robinson Chirinos?

Steve Sax said...

Puig mad that Pederson takes a fly ball in front of him. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

Man on third with two out, and Frias gets Gallo to ground to Turner. 0-0 through 3

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 4, still two hits for each team

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with a rally-killing GIDP

Steve Sax said...

scoreless through 5. dodgers have two on and none out and Callaspo is out there doing the fucking chicken dance on a fly ball to right. as a result, he can't advance to third. IDIOT

Steve Sax said...

And, A-Gon GIDPs to end the sixth.

Frias gies up a leadoff walk to start the bottom of the sixth. Not good.

Steve Sax said...

If Callaspo had taken third as he should have (on a long fly ball to right), we may have gotten a run (or at least a different AB from A-Gon)

Steve Sax said...

And if Woody had gone to the police, this would never have happened.

Steve Sax said...

Frias with another walk. Two on, no out. Not good.

Steve Sax said...

Frias gives up two quick hits and it's 2-0 Texas. None out. Pull him.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Dave Roberts is now the manager of the Padres.

Steve Sax said...

Seattle at SF later tonight, Taijuan Walker (3-6, 5.40) vs. Tim Hudson (4-5, 4.60). Giants have lost eight in a row at home going into this game.

Steve Sax said...

And it's 4-0 Texas, with Liberatore pitching. One out.

Steve Sax said...

4-0 Texas through six. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick reaches on a very high throw to first...called a base hit

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with yet ANOTHER GIDP (his second of the night)

Steve Sax said...

Why is Callaspo (batting .224) even in the lineup

Orel said...

Can we blame the plane delay?

Steve Sax said...

holy shit, a RUN! Grandal leadoff HR in the eighth. 4-1

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: we can blame Mattingly for playing Callaspo!

Steve Sax said...

(and having Gonzalez bat when he's 0-for-3 with a GIDP does not seem like the right DH move, either)

Steve Sax said...

Rollins, still plummeting back toward sub-.200 batting

Steve Sax said...

Rollins is batting worse than even Callaspo

Orel said...

@Sax, 7:27p: I think that's Bud Black's fault.

spnk said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

Puig Ks with two on and one out. Here's Gonzalez.

Steve Sax said...

Potential PGT headline: Adrian Gonzalez: Not a Good Choice For DH

Steve Sax said...

4-1, mid-8

Steve Sax said...

And there it is. Dodgers lose.

Mariners tied 1-1 through 2.

spnk said...

are we there yet?

i guess so

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up

Dusty Baker said...

I flew to the wrong Arlington today. #VA