Friday, April 08, 2016

Game 5 Thread: April 8 @ Giants, 7:15p

Ross Stripling (0-0, -.--) vs, Matt Cain (0-0, -.--).

If you haven't been paying attention, Ross Stripling is this spring's Cinderella story. Stripling beat out the likes of Carlos Frias, Brandon Beachy and Zach Lee for the coveted fifth-starter spot — two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

After dominating the triple-A Padres, the Dodgers were cooled off by the pesky Giants yesterday (even year, remember). Stripling goes against SF stalwart Matt Cain, who may have been diminished by injuries lately, but hey, even year, remember.

107 comments:

spank said...

Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Puig RF
Pederson CF
Van Slyke LF
Ellis C
Mad TV's Michael McDonald P

spank said...

FUCK THE GIANTS!!!

karen said...

FUCK THE EVEN YEAR CURSE!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Godammit Utley! Take his ass out! It's your freaking rule

karen said...

Raining at BirdShit.

karen said...

That was weird. JT playing in short right in the shift.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck the giants!

Holy shit, do I love that new Star Wars trailer. That movie can't get here soon enough.

spank said...

Chutley legs one out. bring that mutt a wheelchair

spank said...

^that was a late comment. i forgot to hit send. fuck it. whatevs.

spank said...

Yimi Garcia in the Dodgers dugout wearing his new Giants uniform. that fucking mutt.

spank said...

i miss Mark Sweeney

spank said...

ohhh. that wasn't Yimi with the Gnats uni. it was security. my bad.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Puig and Joc le Cock both with diving grabs tonight!

spank said...

Jokk with a diving catch!!

FUCK THE GIANTS!

karen said...

Our defense came to play tonight!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dee Phence

karen said...

Settle him down AJ...

spank said...

throw strikes dummy

Cc:FB

karen said...

Beautiful breaker from Rosso!

spank said...

Striplings huge curve is pretty boss. i'd hate to see him hang it. that would be no good

spank said...

Jokk with an 0-2 double. fucking amazing

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joc with a nice double down the line. Let's get this kid some runs, assholes!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ajellis with the RBI!

karen said...

Ajellis brings in YungJoc!!!

1-0 Boys

spank said...

Ellis drives in Jokk. Wow! 1-0 LA

spank said...

noice

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seager drives in AJ! 2-0 Blue!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Pagan. Just because.

spank said...

wild curve by Stripling. wild as in cray. very nice.

karen said...

^^^^ditto

spank said...

ditto x 2

karen said...

Puig made that come backer close.

Steve Sax said...

Pretty good start through five here, Ross...

spank said...

Jokk being Jokk

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit, was that Turner's trick knee that he slid into the fence with?

Steve Sax said...

Off to another sporting event. You guys have to hold this one for me

karen said...

Cliffy...that's exactly what I was thinking...

karen said...

New Dodger announcer guy needs to shut the fuck up.

spank said...

Stripling is pitching one hell of a game.

spank said...

i told myself that a few innings ago Karen. who is this wind bag?

QuadSevens said...

ESPN alert putting out the notice on this one too.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, ump! That strike zone just shrank by 3 inches faster than Bumgarner in a cold bath!

karen said...

UJTD!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK YEAH! Sit the fuck down, Belt, you overrated goofy fuck!

karen said...

SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP. JOE. DAVIS.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Stripling is strapping one on tonight!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hello, friends.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I have a surplus of hateHateHATE tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, assholes, let's tack on a couple more runs so I can relax a bit; my butthole's been puckered since the national anthem.

spank said...

that was lowwwwwww. get him Dave!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Karen, I've turned the volume down to near inaudible...I can't believe I've done so on a HOME broadcast. Though I'm not totally enamored with Nomar's commentary either.

spank said...

i need a hug

spank said...

SHUT THE FUCK UP DUDE!

karen said...

Taking him out.

spank said...

oh snap. interesting.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I do think it's the right move...but shit.

Paul said...

*pukes*

spank said...

wow. interesting

Paul said...

Bring in Neeebs!!!

karen said...

Cliffy...I'm totally with you.

spank said...

interesting

spank said...

i'll just say the bullpen blew balls yesterday and Stripling was pitching good. that's all i have to say. interesting

Cliff Beefpile said...

GODDAMMIT, this strike zone is getting awfully small for the Dodgers.

spank said...

exactly

karen said...

well that didn't take long

Paul said...

*pukes*

spank said...

interesting

spank said...

interesting

karen said...

Boy, Spanky called that one.

spank said...

interesting

spank said...

interesting

Paul said...

This ump is fuckin shit.

spank said...

interesting

karen said...

I never, ever saw Muttingly run out of the dugout to protect his player.

Good job Doc.

Paul said...

Great idea brining back the same gas bags from last year.

karen said...

siddown Bochy

spank said...

they threw Roberts out an inning too late.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Do the giants have some kind of assembly line that pumps out Crawford/Pagan-looking clones? Who the fuck is this pitcher? Why is he not at his Poison cover band's gig?

Big Daddy Delino said...

Potential no hitter plus delino turning on broadcast = shalom no hitter.

I

Am

Sorry.

spank said...

interesting

karen said...

Cliffy...It's like the Brian Wilson / Sergio Romo bullpen look. Bunch of mother fuckers.

spank said...

Does Dave Roberts have to come back to manage tomorrow?

Paul said...

Baez. This will end well.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seriously, I have no idea how Pence puts up the numbers he does. Ditto Belt. Also, fuck baseball.

Paul said...

Pence kind of reminds of Johnny from Karate Kid.

spank said...

here we go. a .238 hitter. this games a wrap.

Paul said...

Giants all live in the same trailer park camp right?

karen said...

Xtras. Here we go...

spank said...

Baez did his job. amazing

Paul said...

1-2-3? I'm shocked.

karen said...

Paul...he he!

spank said...

Jansen warming up...TO ENTER A TIED GAME. because a two run lead isn't worth saving.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck. You. Ump.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joe Blanton, ladies and gentlemen!

spank said...

interesting

Big Daddy Delino said...

Someone's got some explaining to do

"An absolute crushing loss for the Dodgers"

If my son wasn't asleep next to me Id be breaking shit

Aaarrhgggjhhhh

karen said...

Did we lose???? I was gone picking my kid up from work.

Fuuuck.

Paul said...

Fuck.

spank said...

my logic is this: if your arm is going to go,your arm is going to go. what save. if you are that concerned about the health of your player why even fucking start him if he cant pitch the necessary innings. put him in as a long reliever and start a young fresh arm from the farm who can go the distance.

okay so now you're worried about the game. dude was pitching lights out. was never in any trouble. walks a man with one out. let him pitch to at least one more batter. he's earned it. if you were that concerned about the outcome of the game why let Stripling even start the 8th inning. if you were that concerned about the game why not bring in your closer TO CLOSE THE GAME.

and taking the dude out while he's pitching a no hitter is just sad. dude may blow out his arm next start and may never have that chance to throw a no hitter again.

thats all

spank said...

100!

Paul said...

I don't know. He looked done the inning before. He was lucky Belt got into the DP. That being said what is 100 vs 110? He probably will never be a HOF or even an All-Star. But he has tonight. Fuck any competitor wants to try and finish it. No one is taking this last bit of whiskey from me. Dave Roberts stop trying to save my liver!

Hideo Nomo said...

The pitch count thing is clouding the issue. He walked two to lead off the seventh and another to lead off the eighth. He was donezo. Add in the rain and a fucking clueless ump that was going to make him work harder than he needed to, and it was time to go.

I just wanted them to call the game for rain and give him a 7-inning no-no.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think we all called not-it on the PGT. Need time to roll around in the pain a bit.

Dusty Baker said...

GOD DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Good morning... I'm still pissed. Damn this is going to sting for a while

Dusty Baker said...

I am one surly bastard this morning. More than usual. Good thing we have an early game so I won't have to stew until tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

FB didn't need to wake up to this