Monday, June 20, 2016

Game 72 Thread: June 20 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (10-1, 1.58) vs. Stephen Strasburg (10-0, 2.90).

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Dodgers' offense won't be able to do much in the opening game of this series.

And sadly, that probably has nothing to do with the fact that we're facing Strasburg, third in the majors with 118 Ks (teammate Max Scherzer, whom we won't see in this series, is second with 128; Kershaw leads with 133 Ks). It's because our team is 12th in the NL in OPS (Washington is 6th), and our best hitter is Corey Seager (30th) at .280; Daniel Murphy of the Nationals leads the NL with a .358 BA. So, expect no run support for Kershaw, and a difficult loss for our ace on national television.

62 comments:

Pride of Dong said...

BUT, everyone will get to watch it! Not just those of us outside the blackout zone!

spank said...

i'm hearing that Strasburg is out

spank said...

yep. no Strasburg.

spank said...

Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
González 1B
Thompson RF
Pederson CF
Kendrick LF
Grandal C
Kershaw P

spank said...

OMGee. Gandalf is catching the Kid. what has the world come to?

spank said...

2 quick strikes and a 30 foot curve to start the game for the Kid

spank said...

line out to Muttley for out one. Muttley looked like he miss timed his leap.

spank said...

Werth K's

spank said...

Bryce up. Bryce. LOL

spank said...

Harper K's. Kid is throwing some nasty shit

spank said...

i cant remember the last true leadoff hitter the Dodgers had. sad shit

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy shit, Turner is on fire like Azusa! 1-0 Blue

spank said...

Turner centerfield bomb!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

The last leadoff hitter? Furcal?

spank said...

could be Furcal. forgot about him

spank said...

as a non Los Angelean, i just got Cliffy's Azusa joke. good one

Steve Sax said...

Everything from A to Z in the USA

Steve Sax said...

Pirates beat Bumgarner, 1-0

spank said...

score some runs goddammit

karen said...

Is that Davey Lopes coaching for Nats?

spank said...

JT rbi single. 2-0

karen said...

2-0 BOYS

spank said...

GODFUCKINGDAMNIT AGONE IS SLOW AS FUCK!

karen said...

When he hit into that DP I knew it was going to piss you off

Cliff Beefpile said...

Seeing that Pagan couldn't come up with the catch that cost the giants the game makes the fact that they lost that much sweeter.

Cliff Beefpile said...

AGon is going to "run" away with the Eric Karros Greased Lightning Award again this season.

karen said...

Cliffy....It would crack me up every time EK would run!

Cliff Beefpile said...

JACQUES!

spank said...

JOKK BOMB!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Karen, so long as he wasn't grounding into a double play, it would crack my dad up too.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Down goes Harper. Again.

spank said...

Harper K's agane.

karen said...

Cliffy...I remember leaning toward the tv willing him to go faster when he would round 3rd and they would show him trying to score from the backside view and mom and I would laugh till we cried.

spank said...

Night Moves doubles agane

Steve Sax said...

Thompson Ks with two RISP. 3-0 LA through 6

karen said...

Been a rough couple of days for the Thompson family

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. When is Puig coming back? Not a bad throw by Thompson, but still.

spank said...

just needed a little more fire on that throw from Trayce

spank said...

fucking hell. sack up Kershaw.

karen said...

Cliffy...I think he was supposed to be activated today.

spank said...

pinchi Kendrick trying to give me a heart attack

spank said...

Puig activated tomorrow.

spank said...

sack up Kid!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew! Kersh gets out of it relatively unscathed.

karen said...

Wasn't it the 7th inning that the RedTurds got over on Clay in the last couple Playoffs?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Let's get that run back!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Karen, I can't remember if it's been the 6th or 7th that's been his bugaboo. I've blocked it out.

spank said...

Howie Kendrick Lamaar wit a double

spank said...

i don't want to say the inning of Kid's Turds meltdown cause it will piss me off. shit too late just thinking about it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, I'm with Spank...I get the shakes just thinking about it.

But Muttley comes through with the two-out RBI!

karen said...

Boy we needed that run.

spank said...

Clutch Muttley

Steve Sax said...

Utley makes it 4-1 through 7

Steve Sax said...

Oh it's Blanton

karen said...

NIGHT MOVES!!!!

spank said...

Blanton vs. Harper. atleast no ones on base for this eventual homerun

Steve Sax said...

Blanton gives up a single to Harper but escapes the eighth. 4-1.

spank said...

lame ass ESPN announces. jesus fucking christ kill me

karen said...

Kenley coming in to break Game over's save record

Cliff Beefpile said...

Game over! Congratulations, Kenley! Number 162

spank said...

noice

karen said...

Very cool that Eric Gange called the Yard to congratulate Kenley.