Monday, April 25, 2016

Game 20 Thread: April 25 vs. Marlins, 7p

You don't think I have any on-camera charisma?

Momentous night at the Stadium tonight: Clayton Kershaw has another bobblehead giveaway; Don Mattingly returns to Dodger Stadium in day-glo colors; and the Dodgers return from the roadtrip first in the NL West by 2.5 games. What a perfect night to have Ross Stripling take the mound, where we can watch the #5 and see if he pitches like a Ross or like a tosser (literally).

We also welcome Dee Gordon back to Dodger Stadium.

My aunt has been all over me about Dee Gordon, whom I was fine to let go from the Dodgers two years ago, only to have both of us watch him flourish in Miami last year. So Gordon is back to Dodger Stadium tonight as well, to make sure my aunt is vindicated this four-game series.

Gordon art swiped from here

57 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Hernandez LF
Kendrick 2B
Puig RF
Turner 3B
Grandal 1B (!!!)
Thompson CF
Ellis C
Culberson SS
Stripling P

karen said...

I'm with Auntie Sax...I hated to lose Dee. I loved his game and thought he was a grounded, decent young man. I wish him nothing but the best except of course when the Boys aren't effected.

Steve Sax said...

Who is that non-Gonzalez on first base?!?!

Steve Sax said...

Avilan optioned, Coleman reinstated

Steve Sax said...

I'm staring at that lineup, and I don't get it.

Steve Sax said...

7 news just had a story about Rick Monday and the flag-saving play. Monday will be honored today on the anniversary of that play by throwing out the first pitch tonight. Also cool is that Monday, who kept the flag, will bring the flag back to Dodger Stadium for the first time tonight. If that's true, that is pretty cool!

spank said...

ice cold beers - check
steak a cooking - check
cigar on deck - check
Fuck Muttingly - check

spank said...

damn. should have got me some cheetoh puffs

spank said...

Dee Gordon's up. Boooooooooooooooo

spank said...

that out light on the broadcast score display aint fucking around. it said 2 outs before the marlins outfielder caught Hendricks flyball. controller must be on crack cocaine.

karen said...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing that throw Puig made to 3rd in Colorado.

karen said...

Vinny talking about 'the late Gary Carter'. I was lucky enough to have known him and it still shocks me every time I think about him being gone. He was a great guy with a bit of a wicked sense of humor and he is so very missed.

karen said...

Favorite Gary story...Back when he was playing for the Expos he left tickets for a bunch of us. I was pretty young, probably about 16 and still looked at pro baseball players as gods. After the game we waited for him for a quick visit before he had to catch the team bus. As we are pulling out of the parking lot the Expo bus pulls along side of us and when we look over at it there was a bare Expo butt sticking out of just about every window. That surly cured me of my god complex pretty darn quick!! But it makes me smile every time I think of it...

spank said...

good one karen. i like it when ballplayers keep it real

karen said...

I wonder how many of Mutt's former players had kind greetings for him tonight. My guess would be not many.

spank said...

yo karen! long time no see. 'sup?!

spank said...

goddamn game stream is freezing. its like J Geils all up in dis bish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvVJT5S-EvM

karen said...

You are just too freaking funny Spanky!!

Giancarlo goes yard. Kinda saw that one coming.

spank said...

i'm sorry but i dont care how great you are wityh a glove or if you are a star player but if you're hitting .196 you do not belong in the major leagues. fuck that

spank said...

Stripling is sucking ass now. i blame his extended debut outing. you know the no hitter game.

spank said...

i heart Stryper ... i mean Stripling. Stryper too. fuck it

spank said...

PUIG!!!!

karen said...

PUIG'D!!!!!ALL TIED AT 1...

spank said...

Trayce Fucking Thompson!!

karen said...

TRAYCE!! 2-1 GOOD GUYS...

spank said...

AJ,man..u always fucking with my buzz

Dusty Baker said...

Your aunt is all over me too, Sax.

spank said...

i really like the thought of a Thompson Pederson Puig outfield. mofos need to sack up though

spank said...

Grandal's mistake costs a run. tied

spank said...

dont know how bad that mistake was cause my stream is choppier than raging rapids.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That Stanton guy is pretty good.

spank said...

this game should start getting interesting soon because,you know, Muttingly and ..well..Roberts.

spank said...

Fuck Rick Monday

Cliff Beefpile said...

Stripling still in. Surprising.

spank said...

102 pitches. take him out now!

spank said...

oh wait. its not his debut and not pitching a no hitter. leave him in!!

spank said...

thats what u get Roberts for not saving his arm. dumbass.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thompson's a bit of an adventure, but damn would I love to see the Thompson/Van Slyke-Pederson-Puig outfield allowed to flourish. Partially because it would mean we've jettisoned Crawford and dipshit Ethier.

spank said...

Dave Robert's a fucking idiot

spank said...

haha. Robert's. where the grammar police?

karen said...

102 pitches in and Strip convinces Roberts he still has gas in the tank?? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with Roberts and his pitching calls.

spank said...

Ethier is done. you heard it here first. well shit you've always heard it here.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Meh, I can't blame him considering some of the bullpen options...and having to turn to them this early.

spank said...

but his arm,Cliffy. gotta save it.

spank said...

i say we bring in Blanton. he's due for some good things.




(cries)

spank said...

so if Nancy Bea is no longer on the keys who the fuck is playing Mission Impossible on the organ?

spank said...

goddamn Eliis. you shouldbe on third with two outs on that muffd pop fly.

spank said...

Lipitor pitching.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Greinke has given up 6 ER through 6.2 innings tonight. Right call, Dodgers.

/Joe Blanton enters the game

D'oh!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turner finally gets a little BABIP luck.

spank said...

mustard off the hot dog shout out by Vin and he couldn't even remember who said that. i has a sad. Chick fucking Hearn!

spank said...

come on Trayce get a double

spank said...

George Costanza sitting in the front row

spank said...

Pederson walk. Agone up. Dodegers down 3-2 one out 9th

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

QuadSevens said...

Dieter Ruehle is playing the organ now. He played some Prince between innings tonight. He also plays the organ for the Kings at Staples Center. Sucks that the B team couldn't get the win tonight.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up