Friday, July 03, 2015

Game 81 Thread: July 3 vs. Mets, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (5-6, 3.20) vs. Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 3.59).

It's a proper welcome home for the Dodgers, whose strong 27-13 record should be a good relief after an exhausting June and a recent 10-game road trip on which the team clawed to a 6-4 record by beating up on the lowly Marlins and Diamondbacks. Our first series this homestand is against the Mets, who started out the season on a tear, but have fallen back to a near-.500 record and second place in the NL East.

Keeping with the living room furniture GT theme, the Mets start Syndergaard (get it?), who has an ERA+ of 104, not bad for a rookie. Kershaw has lost three in a row for the first time in his career. It won't get to four, especially if Don Mattingly decides to start Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, and Andre Ethier in tonight's lineup (i.e., unlike Wednesday's lineup choices).

114 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

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

Fred's Brim said...

that's probably as good a lineup as you can get
Switch CC in for Dre when he's ready

Fred's Brim said...

Is Delino switching allegiances to the Cards? Or just adding them to his list of favorite teams. I know he's rooting for the Mets tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Ugh looks like I have to watch this on the Mets network. I like Gary, Keith and Ron but not when we are playing them. Maybe I can get the radio to sync up

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton walks the leadoff hitter

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton fields the chopper and gets Lagares at first, Granderson to second

Fred's Brim said...

Pederson comes a long way for out #2

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh another walk, this time to John Fucking Mayberry

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton Ks Duda

Fred's Brim said...

Joc with outcome #1: K

Fred's Brim said...

Howie Ks too

Fred's Brim said...

Turner grounds out

Fred's Brim said...

Tejada with a 2-out dunker

Fred's Brim said...

and clears the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

the strike zone has been very questionable tonight

Fred's Brim said...

and then Ks the pitcher after going to a full count

Fred's Brim said...

AG goes deep to center, 1-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great play by Rollins to get Lagares on the slow roller

Fred's Brim said...

Nice inning for Clayton, lots of grounders so far

Fred's Brim said...

Joc lines out to center

karen said...

Hey FB!! Looks like it you and me so far tonite.

Fred's Brim said...

Mayberry with a lucky chopper double over third

Fred's Brim said...

yo k!

Fred's Brim said...

fucking wild pitch
unacceptable, Clayton
CUT THE SHIT!

Fred's Brim said...

Duda pops up the hanging curveball

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, bouncer through the drawn in infield, Mayberry scores, Clayton unlucky again

Fred's Brim said...

stupid wild pitch

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

The Mets announcers are wondering if Clayton getting hit in the face in spring training might still be having an impact on Clayton this season. I forgot all about that

Fred's Brim said...

Tejada with another wimpy hit

Fred's Brim said...

and the pitcher is cleared again

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton goes full to the pitcher again

Fred's Brim said...

and then Ks him

Fred's Brim said...

BABIPed to death

karen said...

SHIT...I was outside with my puppy...How did bad guys get a run?

Fred's Brim said...

JT with a leadoff double into the gap

Fred's Brim said...

@karen: Mayberry hit a chopper down the line that Turner couldn't get to, then went to third on a stupid wild pitch. then a wussy roller between Howie and Adrian who were drawn in scores Mayberry

Fred's Brim said...

AG grounds to first, Turner to third

Fred's Brim said...

how will we leave Turner at third with less than 2 outs?

karen said...

Thanks FB...

Fred's Brim said...

Puig acting strangely after he swings, like he's got a hip problem

karen said...

...and JT is stranded at 3rd...

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Puig unlucky with the grounder to first, Duda has to beat Puig to the bag

Turner just watches the play

then Dre flies out
awful

Fred's Brim said...

nice pickup, Howie

Fred's Brim said...

why does Clayton stink against lefties?

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Turner picks off the tough liner

karen said...

Great play by JT

Fred's Brim said...

damn, Grandal showing his opposite field power again but Mayberry gets there

karen said...

Wasn't Daryl Strawberry's number 44? Mayberry reminds me of him.

Fred's Brim said...

fucking ump really enjoyed punching out Rollins on that one

karen said...

Vinny schooling us on the American flag tonight.

I love you Vin.

karen said...

Kid K breaks off a purdy curveball there

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton Ks the side, 6 so far

karen said...

Boys have a whopping 2 hits for Kersh so far tonight

Greg said...

"Who did Kershaw just strike out?
DU DA, DU DA."
--Apologies to Foghorn Leghorn.

Greg said...

And to the list, I think.

Fred's Brim said...

Padres snuck another one from StL today. Are they perking up?

Fred's Brim said...

Howie gets on with some help from Syndergaard

Fred's Brim said...

a real live stolen base?

Fred's Brim said...

that was the first in like 23 games or something

Fred's Brim said...

Turner works the walk

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys from another continent. Just woke up to see this one @1-1. Let's go, Dodgers! Two hits is weak sauce!

karen said...

Would it be wrong of me to say Hansel???

Fred's Brim said...

Fontana is far away but I wouldn't call it another continent

karen said...

Our very own SoSG globetrotter has checked in...How you doing tonight/this morning/tomorrow morning (?) Saxy?

Fred's Brim said...

of course

karen said...

Crap...2 left on

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, Puig Ks, badly, to end the inning and threat.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: things are great but Fourth of July is a little underwhelming here

karen said...

@Saxy...so funny that you say that about the 4th cause I was thinking (wherever the heck you are) it must not be to exciting

karen said...

Another nice curve from Kid

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton over 100 pitches through 7
Unless this sluggard offense gets something going this inning, I think Clayton will come out for another inning

Fred's Brim said...

Dre has been hearing CC's footsteps the last few weeks. He's gonna have to pick it up with the bat if he wants to keep his starting job.

that's a good start

Fred's Brim said...

Grandal bunting? wha?

Fred's Brim said...

Grandal battled but Ks anyway. Stupid bunt attempt to start the AB, giving away a strike

Fred's Brim said...

Fake AG up for Clayton

CK screwed again

karen said...

Kid K out of the game.

Fred's Brim said...

Pop foul out for AG2

Fred's Brim said...

sad

karen said...

Well Clay could have fouled out to first all on his own

Fred's Brim said...

Baez in

Fred's Brim said...

Puig with a nice play with Joc closing in on him

Fred's Brim said...

Joc Ks again

karen said...

Yung Joc abusing his bat in the dugout after that K

Fred's Brim said...

oof, Turner Ks too
this is going to end in an ugly way
why am I still up?

karen said...

I'm not so sure about that called K on JT

karen said...

^^^Cause you're a Dodger fan and used to this kind of shit

Orel said...

Wow, Donnie brought Kenley in in a non-save situation

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley in

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, bullshit double for Duda

karen said...

I refuse to get beat by a dude named Duda

Fred's Brim said...

jesus

karen said...

well shit

karen said...

well shit again

Orel said...

This is bullshit

Fred's Brim said...

god I hate this team sometimes
best pitcher in the league starting the game, our best lineup possible, still get clowned

karen said...

Maybe it's just me but when Clayton starts a game and Kenley finishes it, I expect to win

Orel said...

Juan Uribe Bobblehead
"We are proceeding with our Juan Uribe Bobblehead promotion on July 11th. The Dodgers have a long tradition of recognizing players who have made great contributions to the organization. Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional. There was no better teammate to have than Juan Uribe."

Steve Sax said...

This is not good, 2-1 mutts in the ninth

karen said...

Hey Orel...are you getting a visual on the games yet or is TWC still screwing you?

Orel said...

For some reason the game's on ESPN tonight

Orel said...

A lot of contact off Kenley tonight

karen said...

Here we go........

Orel said...

Bullshit strike-three call on AGon

Orel said...

Puig can't do it

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOORRRRING!

Orel said...

Welp. Another loss to a shitty team

Orel said...

At least the Giants lost.

karen said...

I always think of Mr. F after a game like this. Last year, after we lost it all to St Louis he posted that that was why he hadn't been posting most of the season, cause it just hurts too bad.

This team just keeps on ripping our guts out.

Steve Sax said...

Well at least the Giants lost too

Steve Sax said...

And, Orel beat me to that comment

Dammit

spnk said...

i was at my local dive down the street and had the option to watch the game on the big screen behind the bar or the shitty band on stage that was plating live. i watched the shitty band.

Orel said...

@Karen: ouch

Orel said...

@spnk: ouch