Dodgers/Giants Part 2: Ready for Weird Baseball

belisario_mound_meeting_sanfran_2013-05-04As we head into extra innings of a game that was once a 5-0 deficit after 1.1 awful Matt Magill innings, let’s reset this as the previous game thread was well over 1,500 comments.

Dodgers
Giants
LF
Crawford
LF
Peguero
1B
Cruz
2B
Scutaro
CF
Kemp
3B
Sandoval
RF
Ethier
C
Posey
C
A.Ellis
RF
Pence
2B
Schumaker
LF
Blanco
P
League
SS
Crawford
SS
Gordon
P
Casilla
3B
Punto
CF
Torres

- Yes, that is Luis Cruz playing first base, a position he apparently doesn’t know how to play.

- Dee Gordon has made himself quite the impression tonight, as has Paco Rodriguez. Actually, every Dodger starter had at least one hit.

- Brandon League has thrown one (TERRIFYING) inning and may stick around for a second; otherwise, the only remaining relievers are Kenley Jansen & Matt Guerrier.

- Jerry Hairston looked like he left with an injury, but it was reportedly just a routine double switch. With Juan Uribe (two hits!), Justin Sellers, and Nick Punto used, the only healthy bench player left is Ramon Hernandez. (Adrian Gonzalez came out to the on-deck circle in the ninth, but it’s unclear if it was just as a decoy.)

- Bunting is, and will forever be, the absolute worst. Seriously. I cannot express this enough.

274 comments
Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

hopefully not lost in the blame-a-thon is Javy Guerra.... gave up a dinger to a shitter, then Loaded the bases for Paco who almost bailed his ass out. 

desiderio
desiderio

Well.. Donnie Baseball wasn't given an extension. So if this continues I'm assuming he'll be gone when the season's over - if not by the All Star Break lol. But who's out there that can manage the team assuming Donnie's gone by year's end. Donnie's always switching the lineup, but.. then again thats due bcos of guys on the DL. i dunno.. 

LakerDodger24 (Kirby Pls)
LakerDodger24 (Kirby Pls)

Well, I'm off to bed. Best to weigh on the positives of tonight like Crawford playing, and Dee Gordon's offense. Later. 

Chadd
Chadd

This is painful, but thank god the season is of 162 games.

JoeyE
JoeyE

bad loss. we had this

TROBOB
TROBOB

AJ was bunting ....


because of course he was


JoeyE
JoeyE

funny how we just waste mellis while punto has been hitting. just DL him, cmon. we could wait a week even if he's healthy in a few

Lobo
Lobo

If there were two positives about this game it's Dee and Crawford. Crawford just because he was playing and healthy and Dee because he actually looked good at the plate. He was being patient and actually went the other way on that hit in the ninth. His defense was another matter but if Dee can get on at a decent clip, that greatly improves this team

The Monocle
The Monocle

Despite the loss, the was a good, gutsy team scrap. Hopefully this is the game that turns it around for the offense.

Morry
Morry

Going to dream about Headley in our lineup. Peace

JoeyE
JoeyE

short manned already, hit a homer already, but go and bunt with AJ anyways. gotta be kidding me. affeldt was pitching and schumaker was on deck. ahahahaha

systemguy
systemguy

Remember...Goonies never die guys!

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

Every time the Giants win, an animal shelter burns to the ground. Thanks a lot, Brandon League.

LakerDodger24 (Kirby Pls)
LakerDodger24 (Kirby Pls)

Do not forget the injuries on this team. We will get healthy and we will start playing up to our expectations. It might take some time to do so, but it will happen. 

The Monocle
The Monocle

Well, that couldn't have ended any other way. Right?

Morry
Morry

Does extra innings mean we have to see Ramon Hernandez tomorrow? Not cool

outerblueheaven
outerblueheaven

Seriously, these owners, if they care about the dodgers and its traditions, should see how shitty they are when playing the most hated rivals, and know the same dumbasses won 2 ships, better start kick some ass up and down this team

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@Chadd I can't wait for the season to be over, so that Don can be fired and we can throw $40 million at Joe Maddon if we have to

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@Lobo Dee's defense wasn't terrible by any means. The first inning fuckup was on Kemp for not trying. The diving play wasn't exactly easy by any stretch of the imagination. He did fine otherwise... saved a run by keeping a ball in teh infield

Lobo
Lobo

Because Donnie is a fucking idiot when it comes to bunting

Lobo
Lobo

It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great.

Lobo
Lobo

Just AJ being AJ. He's always a positive with the bat. Which is why it was so infurating to have him bunt. The guy gets on base almost 40% of the time. He is literally the person in the lineup least likely to make an out. So what does Donnie do? Force him to make an out

Jobu
Jobu

If you are going to dream for a 3B it should be Beltre not Headley

Jobu
Jobu

I'm not convinced he will repeat his breakout season from last year