D’Backs @ Dodgers September 11, 2013: Onelki!

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The big — sort of — and unexpected news of the day: the Dodgers have summoned Cuban lefty Onelki Garcia to the team, pushing Shawn Tolleson to the 60-day disabled list to make room. Garcia, who turned 24 last month, was a third-round pick by the Dodgers in 2012, though he pitched just two minor league innings last season.

Last summer, J.P. Hoornstra looked at the six-month journey of Garcia and others to escape Cuba and reach America in 2010, which was then followed a move from Miami to California before the Dodgers even drafted him. He hasn’t pitched in a game since September 2, though he was throwing bullpens and live batting practice in Arizona over the last few days, including to Matt Kemp. (No word on how many of the four dingers Kemp hit the other day came off of Garcia.)

D’Backs
Dodgers
CF
Pollock
RF
Puig
LF
Bloomquist
2B
Punto
1B
Goldschmidt
SS
Ramirez
3B
Prado
1B
Gonzalez
2B
Hill
3B
Young
RF
Parra
LF
Van Slyke
SS
Owings
C
A.Ellis
C
Gosewisch
CF
Schumaker
P
Corbin
P
Ryu

In 62 innings between Double-A & Triple-A this year, Garcia struck out 67, though he did walk over five per nine. Garcia has held minor league lefties to a paltry .143/.272/.143 line in his short career, and I imagine we’ll mostly see him as a LOOGY, as well as to give some relief to Paco Rodriguez, who — along with Ronald Belisario & Kenley Jansen – ranks among the top ten in baseball in games pitched.

The question then is, will we see him in the postseason? He is eligible because he was on the 40-man roster before September 1, so that will be a fun wrinkle as we get closer to the end of the season, though the company line right now is that he’s not being considered.

Anyway, after all that talk about a new lefty, we should probably be focusing more on the last foreign lefty import, Hyun-jin Ryu, who pitches for the first time in September after missing a start due to a sore back. By all indications, Ryu is healthy, so I’m not too concerned about that, but even if this particular game means little — note that Nick Punto, Michael Young, Scott Van Slyke, & Skip Schumaker are all starting — it does have some meaning for Ryu. The more Ricky Nolasco continues to dominate, the more Ryu has to wonder who is lined up behind Clayton Kershaw & Zack Greinke headed into the playoffs. In a five-game NLDS, it’s unlikely the Dodgers use more than three starters.

Fri 10/11Sat 10/12Sun 10/13Mon 10/14Tues 10/15Wed 10/16Thurs 10/17
RR. Belisario9105
LJ.P. Howell152026
RK. Jansen51626
RC. Marmol26
RB. Wilson281411
RC. Withrow2544
RE. Volquez

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KMT59
KMT59

Quiet this morning or is it Livefyre?

BIah
BIah

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Alright time for bed. Fuck 4chan and may the Giants lose their next four straight.

PuigMode sinceJune3
PuigMode sinceJune3

Didn't get to see the game....can someone tell me how Onelki looked on the mound?  How did he do?

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Given the rigidity of Rule 34 does that mean that there's MSTI porn out there somewhere

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

Here. But doing what. slow. Need Light MSTI text adventure games

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

wow. my eyes are just now being opened to how terrible 4chan is. and i want no parts of it. that site is a jumbled mess to begin with and now i just absolutely hate it

DBrim
DBrim moderator

So goat is Kramer (minus the racism)?

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@deblue Existentialist poem abruptly becomes website critique

BIah
BIah

@deblue I'll write fanfiction about you and another MSTI person of your choice

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@Sad Panda (Super Future) 4chan is where many memes and rage comics have originally come from, though the site has long since ceased being useful or non-hellish.

KMT59
KMT59

@Disgruntled Goat @KMT59 Did you get my message last night about not being able to DM you on twitter because you don't follow me? I sent the few that responded to my remark about my age difference with my wife a photo of my daughter and wife

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

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Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

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Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

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MSTI OG
MSTI OG

i still have no idea how that place works

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

No, he didn't. He mostly just talks about baseball.

We created a monster. We did this. We created ourselves.

BIah
BIah

and now he's created a monster

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

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Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

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