Kemp, Dodgers Knocked Out in Colorado

You may be wondering why the photo that accompanies this post is a jokey take on a relatively unimportant ball which fell between Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, & Adrian Gonzalez for a hit in the bottom of the third. It didn’t lead to a run, and other than looking really bad, coming as it did shortly after a Wilin Rosario homer, it mostly had no impact on the game.

The answer is very simple: what else would we prefer to be looking at? The terrifying collision between Matt Kemp and the center field wall that sent him to the ground for five minutes and caused him to be removed with injuries to his knee and jaw? (It’s here if you’re morbid.) Chris Capuano getting smacked around for six runs and ten hits by a Colorado lineup full of “who?” and “wait, where’s Carlos Gonzalez” and “no, really, who?A.J. Ellis dropping a nearly perfect throw from Juan Rivera that would have nailed the runner by five feet had the ball been held? Adam Kennedy grounding into a double play with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth, after Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez, & Ethier had set the table for at least a glimmer of hope? The entire offense failing to torch Tyler Chatwood like the fifth starter he is, other than Ramirez’ ninth inning blast which was merely cosmetic at that point?

No. You don’t want to look at any of that. So there it is; Ellis, Ethier, a giant cartoon baseball with a comically oversized vapor trail, and a woman who may or may not be wearing pants in the background. The way this game went, that’s about as serious of a remembrance as it deserves.

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The Monocle
The Monocle

Here's a super good topic of great scientific value. Folder or buncher? Go.

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

Rough morning when phone keyboards are the topic of choice. 

MFYG
MFYG

32 games left?

Dang88
Dang88

Kemp is a beast plane and simple, Guggenheim should buy Coors field and demolish it.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

I don't expect we'll be seeing Kemp in the lineup today, eh?

The Monocle
The Monocle

My random gripe of the day: Typing on this phone is so frustrating it almost makes me want to tear all the My Little Pony posters off the wall. Any one else have the same frustrations with the Galaxy S3 or any other touch phone? First phone with out a keyboard for me.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Random life gripe of the day:

Tripods are really really expensive.

 

That is all.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

This guy has a 10/10 Name Above Replacement.

 

Dustin Nosler ‏@FeelinKindaBlue

Since June, #Dodgers' prospect Duke von Schamann has gone from Texas Tech to Ogden to Great Lakes to Chattanooga. Quite the road trip.

Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster)
Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster)

It's a stat-nerd field day! Fangraphs is introducing new metrics! Check them out.

 

Basically, it measures how well pitchers can prevent balls in play (which sounds very similar to SIERA to me at first glance) and how well pitchers can strand runners. Those opposed to FIP should find something they like in there.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez

Good news for the #Dodgers. MRI on Kemp's knee showed a bone bruise. CAT scan on his jaw was negative.

The Monocle
The Monocle

Speaking of twitter, who are some good people to follow so that I can be up on all latest Dodgers and Baseball news and gossip?

StephenGilbert
StephenGilbert

TJ Simers talked about Mattingly throwing in the towel when he let Capuano hit with the bases loaded.  How about letting Kennedy do the same?  How does Kennedy play in a game that you want to win?

lakersfan713
lakersfan713

Sorry to be negative, but this team just isn't going to make the playoffs.  They aren't good or consistent enough.  There's always next year.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @ED_IN_DE faulty logic. gifs are a medium, note a meme. i do think their usefulness is nearing an end as video quality and compression improves, but at the same time bandwidth improvements have allowed for longer, more complicated gifs. so who knows. 

 

thus sayeth the goat. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @The_Real_Paul Would you rather talk about the last two games?

 

I didn't think so.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @Dang88 He should consider not running into walls.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @el serracho No way.  Probably day-to-day for a few days, but available to pinch hit is my guess.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @The Monocle It takes a few months to get used to typing on a touch screen.

wilhud
wilhud

 @The Monocle @Dodgers @mike_petriello ‏@ChadMoriyama @dodgerthoughts @dylanohernandez @truebluela @rbaly79 @ArgyledPlaschke @BillShaikin @FeelinKindaBlue molly_knight @stevedilbeck @EephusBlue @latimesbaseball @Dodgerbobble @sosgsosg @AbqTopes @ChattLookouts @greatlakesloons @TheRealMattKemp @ClaytonKersh22 @HanleyRamirez @AJEllis17 @MagicJohnson

MFYG
MFYG

 @lakersfan713

 Thanks for your definitive opinion!  I'll look for your mea culpa on the NLCS game thread!

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @lakersfan713 Saint Louis was 7 games out this time last year.  They won the world series.

Dang88
Dang88

@DBrim Riiiiight

The Monocle
The Monocle

@Crushinator same here. Had the G2 before this and had been holding out for another slide out keyboard phone but they seem to be going the way of the coo coo bird.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @The Monocle  @DBrim DSLR, but it needs to be light so I can take it backpacking.  Probably looking at a little north of $600 for legs+head.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @The Monocle If you go down to the very bottom of the page, Mike has a Twitter section with an extensive list of people and links.

lakersfan713
lakersfan713

 @MFYG

 I fervently hope that you're right and I'm wrong.  I'm just in a cynical mood this morning.

The Monocle
The Monocle

@el serracho LOL I knew you'd get it.

Dang88
Dang88

@el serracho @MFYG Pacbell haha good one a like for you

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @The Monocle  @DBrim I use a Nikon D90.

 

My current tripod setup cost ~$375, but it weighs 8 pounds.  The new set-up is going to be around 3 pounds if/when I pull the trigger.

The Monocle
The Monocle

@DBrim yikes. I have a nice swivel head one paid about $200 but definitely too heavy for backpacking. Are you canon our Nikon? I have a Canon 60D .