Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Game 2 Thread: Apr. 5 @ Padres, 7p


Scott Kazmir (0-0, -.--) vs. James Shields (0-0, -.--)

A 15-0 thumping is wonderful, of course, but maybe the Dodgers should have saved some of those runs for tonight's debut of Scott Kazmir. Kazmir, the formerly great, then dreadful, then pretty good, then kinda not so great in Spring Training lefty, may be swinging back to good again. But he's the first of four guys not named Kershaw, so we're all holding our collective breath.

So, if Kazmir is a heavy sweater and starts to unravel, here's hoping the offense picks up the thread.

89 comments:

Steve Sax said...

SoSG: All women's apparel, all the time

Steve Sax said...

1 Utley, 2B
2 Seager, SS
3 Turner, 3B
4 Gonzalez, 1B
5 Puig, RF
6 Crawford, LF
7 Pederson, CF
8 Barnes, C
9 Kazmir, P

karen said...

I have been rereading Jon Weisman's 2009 book '100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die'. Number 1 in the book is Jackie and number 2 is Vin. I think Weisman eloquently said what so many of us feel: ...to tell you that his voice is a cozy quilt on a cold morning, a cool breeze on a blistering day; that he's more than someone you listen to, that he's someone you feel. ...when Vin Scully strings words together...they'll carry you away on wings. If it weren't so satisfying, it could make you weep.

This man's voice has been the tapestry that has been woven through my life. He teachs us, humbles us and speaks to us like he is a favorite uncle all the while calling the game without missing a beat. I am already feeling his loss to us. With all my heart I can say that in my life he stands second as one of my favorite men coming only after my most beloved father.

Thank you Vin from all of us who fell asleep with a transistor radio pressed against our ear and all of the generations who followed. You are a National Treasure. Our National Treasure.

spank said...

Ola

spank said...

so according to Mr. Weisman we're all supposed to do Vinny before we die?

karen said...

Only you would get that outta Weisman's title Spankster!!!!

spank said...

love them uniforms Madres. keep them.

karen said...

Chutley.

Steve Sax said...

Jon Weisman has a book?

spank said...

that was pretty horrible fellas. Puig and Pederson need to communicate better in the outfield. lucky Joc caught the ball.

karen said...

Saxy...do you have a light in your Turkish cell?? Cause it's a great read!

karen said...

Yasiel working on his inner Charlie Hustle

spank said...

Joc strikeout. so whats new

Steve Sax said...

Top 1: Seager with a one-out single, but Turner GIDP.

Bottom 1, one out, one on

Steve Sax said...

wait, i'm way behind here on this feed

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 2

spank said...

Padres announcers still crying over Chutley's slide yesterday. get over it losers.

spank said...

fusilli Jerry!

karen said...

And I thought our first Seinfeld referral would be something about Cashmeeere...

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 3

karen said...

kemped...

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

spank said...

Georgy Porgy

spank said...

lucky mofo trapping that ball. dammit

Steve Sax said...

a-Gon with a gift double thanks to a bad route by the Padres CF (Jon Jay)

karen said...

Patience Yasiel...

Steve Sax said...

COme on, Puig

Steve Sax said...

Puig getting squeezed with two straight called low strikes

spank said...

horrible centerfielder for the Padres. i love it!

karen said...

PWWWEEEGGGG! 2-0 Boys!!

Steve Sax said...

PUIG! Another fly ball to Jay, who looks clueless out there on his routes--2-RBI double

Steve Sax said...

Make that a triple

spank said...

Mark Sweeney making excuses for the Padres CF. fucking homer

Steve Sax said...

Here's Carl Crawford, to somehow find a way to GIDP with a man on third

Steve Sax said...

I stand corrected! 3-0 LA

spank said...

3-0 Dodgers. Crawdude rbi single

Steve Sax said...

Orel's commentating on Crawford's single (on a drawn-in infield): "it's not pretty, but it's effective"

3-0 LA

spank said...

come on Joc. hit the fucking ball

spank said...

Jokk

QuadSevens said...

Two hits with RISP in one inning? What team is this?

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA through 3.5

Steve Sax said...

Kazmir with a called K on Spangenberg!

Steve Sax said...

Kazmir with two Ks

spank said...

Kemp looking like Questlove

karen said...

WOW!!

Steve Sax said...

11 straight retired for Kazmir

3-0 through 4

QuadSevens said...

Shift kills Utley. One down in the 5th.

karen said...

The Rook is 3 for 3!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Seager 3 for 3 and takes second on Kemp.

spank said...

Seager's on fire. nice hustle holmes.

spank said...

Kashnir getting it done all blue collar like.

spank said...

still crying about Chutley's slide. shut the fuck up already.

QuadSevens said...

Kazmir is looking good tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings win! Two much-needed points. Let's finish off a perfect night,Dodgers.

QuadSevens said...

I was flipping to that game too Cliff.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Did Chutley spike someone, or are they still whining about the slide from yesterday?

QuadSevens said...

17 batters in a row put down by Kazmir.

karen said...

Awwwww....The Player Formerly Known As Sponge Worthy went 4 giving up 7 runs on 9 hits in his douche bag debut.

Karma baby.

spank said...

well at least Jokk hit the ball this time.





(cries)

QuadSevens said...

Kazmir is done for the night. Kike will PH for him.

spank said...

@ Cliffy

Padres announcers still crying about last nights Chutley slide. actually Enberg is like whatevs. Sweeney is a little bitch.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Padres doing their best impression of the Dodgers 2013 defense.

Steve Sax said...

Utley now 0-for-4 today. He's clearly tired from all that activity yesterday.

Steve Sax said...

@karen 8:50p: I'm still conflicted on Greinke's departure. I'm sad he's not a Dodger, but front office clearly didn't want to give him the $ and/or years. And I don't blame him for chasing the coin (seriously, if you have to wear those sublimated snakeskin uniforms, you deserve some recompense for that purgatory).

But I'm with you, that was a shockingly bad debut for Zack.

Steve Sax said...

Why does A-Gon keep making the "Timeout" hand gesture?

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax AGon must still be hoping North Carolina can pull off the National Championship, he's trying to goad Villanova into pulling a Chris Weber.

karen said...

Saxy...I know you are right, I'm just incredibly bitter.

Steve Sax said...

ESPN.com headline: Utley slide rule gives Rays win over Jays (http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=360405130)

When you look at the replay, and how the baserunner tries to grab the foot of the 2B, it's not really an Utley collision. Just a stupid interference attempt (and correct call).

Cliff Beefpile said...

Angels getting curbstomped again by the Cubbies again, but I guess that's gonna happen to a lot of teams this season.

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff, nice. good to see you my man

@karen: I'm aligned with you on bitterness, definitely

Steve Sax said...

Baez with 2 Ks

Steve Sax said...

Angels at least scored however so the Cubs have allowed a run.

This leaves the Dodgers as the only team to have not yet allowed a run against this year (I know I'm jinxing it, but still)

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty finally up in dis bish after a long day!

had the game on but still was working. (cries)

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA, through 7

Dusty Baker said...

Going back a bit, but how clueless did Jay look on that play in left? Hate that asshole. Because he had a stupid name that references early American history and because he was once a Cardinal.

Neeebs said...

Kings beat the #26 team in OT. Yeah Kings.

Steve Sax said...

MLB GameDay has Petco Park with a big "THE SHOW" letters above the batter's eye. That just looks...weird.

Steve Sax said...

They just cut to a shot of the set of "access dodgers", or whatever the hell the post-game show is. one guy is writing notes, one guy is fixing his cufflinks, and I think Ned Colletti is sitting there like the cat that ate the canary. What kind of programming is this?

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: where have you been, my man?

Steve Sax said...

Hatcher with two quick Ks of his own. two out in the eighth

Steve Sax said...

3-0 through 8 innings

karen said...

Tonight's campaign has left me something akin to speechless.

That, like never happens.

Steve Sax said...

Did you guys know that the MLB Fan Cave is no more? Wow.

karen said...

(Original) Orel plugging Time Warner. I luv ya dude but I could've gone all year without the brown nosin'.

karen said...

We make more shutout party!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Back to back shutout parties!

Steve Sax said...

win!

spank said...

noice

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kenley! We win! Commence party-making.