Friday, April 29, 2016

Game 24 Thread: Apr. 29 vs. Padres, 7p


Alex Wood (1-2, 6.00) vs. Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80)

Well here we are again at the depth of the roller coaster ride that is the 2016 season. Fresh off an epicly embarrassing 4-game sweep at the hands of the lowly Marlins, the Dodgers will really need to hit that great reset button in the sky to salvage a shred of dignity in this homestand against the Padres. And it's almost getting too late to keep talking about how early in the season it is.

I find no solace in today's official game notes on Wood: "Wood struggled in Colorado last Sunday, allowing five earned runs in six innings...his strikeouts per nine innings stands at 5.14, which is in the bottom 10 of qualified pitchers in MLB." Hey, I guess that means he's not dead last in that statistical category, so that's something.

Many will, however, find solace in tonight's post-game fireworks show. A special tribute to Prince is planned with his music as the backdrop for the fireworks display. Indeed, we all wish we could pitch like it was 1999, because then we could lean on Chan Ho Park to turn this around instead of Alex Wood.

14 comments:

spank said...

it's time for another sweep

Dusty Baker said...

It may be time for some more titties in the GT, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Where you at MKW? This game has you written all over it.

Dusty Baker said...

Lakers just hired Luke Walton as the new head coach!

karen said...

I'm here Dust. Promised myself I wouldn't put you all through my manic fantasy driven rants tonight but screw it...dude is looking fine. Drool officially flowing.


TMI????? Too bad! Y'all should expect that by now!!!

karen said...

BREAKING NEWS Los Angeles, CA...Alex Wood has pitched 2 scoreless innings...


Pigs seen flying, reports of hell freezing over.

karen said...

We all know and love our beautiful cathedral Dodger Stadium as Blue Heaven but I'm hoping that somehow in honor of Prince she will somehow be bathed in purple light tonight.

RIP Prince...your genius music ability and your good works will be forever missed.

karen said...

Yaz goes yard to tie it up in the 6th..

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

They are playing a lot of Prince in the Yard tonight. I'm not there but you can hear it on the TV telecast. Just heard A Love Bizarre with Sheila E. You know the fireworks are going to be set to Prince tonight, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Rally lineup!

Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Puig RF
Grandal C
Crawford LF
Pederson CF
Wood P

karen said...

Dust...That's when I was hoping everything would be purple, during the fireworks tribute. I just think that would be so cool.

karen said...

Fucking Hatcher. 4-1 madres

Dusty Baker said...

GOD DAMMIT Hatcher is just terrible. Completely terrible. He just grooved one right down the middle for that HR.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, at least the Clippers lost.