Dodgers 3, Angels 0: It’s More Fun to Have Hyun-Jin Ryu Than Joe Blanton

ryu_marlins_2013-05-011I had the night planned out perfectly, you know. I’d go see a concert, and get back home in time to see at least the last two innings of tonight’s Dodgers/Angels game — possibly even more, considering how slowly most Dodger games have gone this year.

That didn’t exactly work out as I’d expected, really, thanks to an absolutely fantastic Hyun-jin Ryu performance, which helped to blow through this game in just barely over two hours flat. That means that I didn’t get to see the outright domination that Ryu dropped on the Angels, holding them two a mere two baserunners over nine shutout innings (one of which he accounted for with a double of his own). I didn’t get to see him touching 95 in the eighth inning, if the reports I’ve seen are correct, and I didn’t see Matt Kemp take a Joe Blanton ball of his elbow, requiring him to leave the game after telling Don Mattingly he “couldn’t throw a baseball“. (He is not expected to miss any time.)

And no, I definitely didn’t get to see Luis Cruz‘ fifth inning blast off Blanton that would give Ryu all the run support he would need, though believe me when I say I heard about it through the wonder of social media. Honestly, this goes back to how great Ryu was tonight — the way things have gone this year, could you imagine Cruz not only going deep, but doing so in a scoreless tie, then not getting the main billing? You can thank Ryu for that, and with the rotation issues this club has had… you better believe we should all be thanking Ryu endlessly right now.

That’s technically a sweep for the Dodgers in the odd two-game series, though since they go right down the road to play the Angels in Anaheim tomorrow, it doesn’t really feel like it. I think we’ll all take it regardless though, right?

296 comments
Purple Drank
Purple Drank

WE OBVIOUSLY SIGNED A TOWEL BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR PLAYERS ARE DRY AFTER TAKING SHOWERS OR WORKING OUT

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

Does anyone know if we are doing a lot of defensive shifting?

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Hey, VND.

New post on your towel in a second. Breathe.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

so no ones gonna really tell me who got hurt are they?

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

why the hell did we sign a towel?

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

The Dodgers are in DC right after the All-Star break. If they reset their rotation, then I will get to see Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu that weekend. 

(I am sure no one else cares)

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

make sure to dry the taint

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

who the fuck got hurt this time? First we had Ramon, who is a towel, and now we literally have a fucking towel on the team

LurkingAtWork
LurkingAtWork

@Drank CF I remember doing this as a science project back in the day, minus the meth.  

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

case studies are bad science. boo this report

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@Urbie (VND) NO VND THIS IS SERIOUS. You should know that wet players exposed to cold air reduces body temperatures, therefore exposing the immune system as weaker and making the players more vulnerable to colds. WE MUST STOP THIS NOW

STAY DRY

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

so thats why we signed a towel?

Dave! (but probably Justin Turner, maybe)
Dave! (but probably Justin Turner, maybe)

@JackedNate @Urbie (VND) I would hypothesize that Inuits have developed stronger immune systems through evolution BECAUSE cold weakens immune systems. Those with "normal" immune systems wouldn't survive in the cold environment long enough to reproduce.

But that's just a wild ass guess.

JackedNate
JackedNate

@Urbie (VND) I've actually read that it may boost it, based off a study on the inuits and their low rates of most western ailments.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@Urbie (VND) also wet baseball players after showers leave water on the floor therefore making everybody else (including the player) more vulnerable to slipping and pulling hamstrings.

FIRE SUE

#STAYDRYDODGERS

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

there are interesting theories but no evidence that cold causes a weakened immune sstem

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

thank you everybody for the update

JackedNate
JackedNate

@Urbie (VND) Kemp got hit by pitch can't feel fingers. Needed a towel cause the ones they had were bad luck. Ned is Ned and signed a towel, completely misreading the situation.

LurkingAtWork
LurkingAtWork

@Urbie (VND) Kemp was HBP late last night and came out as a precaution, update today says it is not serious

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

DAMMIT DRANK IM SERIOUSLY HERE!

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

ok obviously im out of the loop somewhere. why are we carrying three catchers and Kemp is hurt? this isnt really making much sense. do i need more coffee? wtf am i not getting here?

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

that was the clown playing right field for the angels

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

i heard you got busted on your medial epicondyle

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

drank is good. but detoxing meth heads is the best. all they do is eat and sleep