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Observation: Vin Scully is the only person I know of who typically expresses ERA to one decimal place.

White Sox at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Kershaw CXXX: Kershawtter Pops
Dee Gordon, SS
Elian Herrera, LF
Juan Rivera, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B
A.J. Ellis, C
Juan Uribe, 3B
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF
Clayton Kershaw, P

  • Anonymous

    Is the third digit all that significant?

    • Anonymous

       For those of us with opposable thumbs, it is.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJ4XHXFICQFZ2MXCZW3FLTGEI4 Wes

    Haha! Funny, Jon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777888878 Dave Sikula

    Well, you have to realize that he’s constantly calculating every ERA, BA, OBP, BABIP, and WHIP in his head while the game proceeds. Even his mighty brain can contain only so many numbers.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Its like Pi, just how far do you need to go in the greater scheme of things?

  • http://twitter.com/VegasDenn Dennis Allen

    If Vin starts using Altuve as a measurement then we’re getting somewhere. @howmanyaltuves

  • Anonymous

    The Manny Ramirez comeback version 2.0 has ended. 

    • Anonymous

       My family will be relieved (attending A’s vs. Pods Sat afternoon to plumb the meaning of the term “exercise in futilty” and don’t need another distraction)

  • Anonymous

    He is the only person I know who can compare Pujols to DiMaggio because he has seen both of them :)

  • Anonymous

    I loved his comment about hitters getting hits with two strikes is not the baseball he knows.

  • foul tip

    In a mlb.com piece on Dempster and the supposedly good chance he’ll be traded, writer first says he could be a difference maker for the Orioles.

    Then lists the Dodgers and Rangers among others who could use him.  What?  Why would the Dodgers need pitching?  Isn’t hitting kinda the problem?  Earth to writer….

    Maybe now that the perception is the Dodgers have money, which makes any player anywhere a potential Dodger.

    If so, that’s awfully lazy. Not that any writer with a deadline ever would take the easy way out or anything.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

       or because Lilly may not pitch for a while. And we can always use pitching.

    • bcmaiden

      They were quoting Colletti who said he was looking for a starter, lefty reliever, and a bat. I agree with you and others. Our weakness is offense not pitching. We need bats preferably with power. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

         If you can’t get hitters may as well out pitch them!

  • Anonymous

    Should be a good pitchers duel today. Sale, the best ERA in the AL vs Kershaw, who should have the best in the NL :)

    • KT

      yea right ….maybe on Sale’s part…Dunn with the 2 run bomb right away

  • Christopher Staaf

    Wow, Dunn owns Kershaw. Who knew?

  • Jack Dawkins

    The 1st inning Kerhaw of yore is back.

  • Anonymous

    Ouch

  • Anonymous

    This is an intensely disappointing beginning. Kershaw appears to be increasingly gopher-prone.

  • KT

    WBB is huff going on the DL a good thing or bad

    • Anonymous

      For the Gnats it’s good. They don’t have anybody better as a DH, but there’s no temptation to play him in the field.

      • KT

        I wasn’t sure how he was hitting lately…I know he’s always been a liability in the field especially outfield

  • KT

    Good Eye Dee way to get on

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get to see him day in and day out like most of you do, is Kershaw looking OK? I don’t mean Cy Young Ok, but OK within himself

    • KT

      I think something is wrong with him or his pitch selection

      • Anonymous

        I know Kershaw can shake him off, but does that mean we can blame Ellis then ;)

        • KT

          It was said he’ fell in love with his outpitch from last year the slider and everyone is laying off it this year

    • Anonymous

      To my eye, it looks like lapses in concentration against guys who shouldn’t even touch him. I know Dunn’s hit him well, but on an 0-2 pitch?

  • KT

    NICE HIT ELIAN!!!!!

    • KT

      just after vinny was talking about how bad they were against Sale

    • Christopher Staaf

      Wow…is there anyone who runs the bases faster than Dee right now? 

      • KT

        maybe that fish over in Anahiem

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t necessarily expect Dunn to start giving back so quickly.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we should be chanting MVP for Herreria, he has been a revelation this year

    • KT

      Love his work

  • Anonymous

    More stellar work from AJ there.

  • KT

    Good Eye Jerry

  • Adam Luther

    Dunn is 8 for 12 against Kershaw with 4 hr’s and 8 RBI’s, 

    • KT

      and two doubles

    • Christopher Staaf

      And I thought like most left handed hitters, Kid K would own Dunn. 

  • KT

    let’s go DP

  • KT

    Nice Catch Dee!!

  • KT

    terrible bunt by Clayton…lucky it didn’t hurt us

  • Anonymous

    Runners left on base, yuck

  • Christopher Staaf

    Doesn’t look good for us today. 

    • Anonymous

       Much too early to say that.

      • KT

        but lately we haven’t scored in bunches and with the # of LOB piling up makes a person lose a little of faith

        • Christopher Staaf

          KT read my mind perfectly. That and Mr. Scully saying when the White Sox score 3 or more runs for Sale, they are 7-0. Kid K either is hurting worse than he’s letting on or he just doesn’t have it tonight. 

  • Anonymous

    That foot problem must be worse than we thought

  • Anonymous

    That might be the worst AB AJ’s had this year.

  • KT

    What was that Dee

    • KT

      Loney would have had that one

  • Anonymous

    Way too many mistakes tonight. Not looking good.

  • bcmaiden

    I am so ticked at the Loney benching. I guess Donnie really thinks bad defense doesn’t lose games. BTW Alexei Ramirez kills the Dodgers, but he can’t hit vs anyone else. Kid K says that his foot is okay. Either he is lying or he is having another bad outing. 

  • bcmaiden

    Seems we play the White Sox every year since interleague and they own us. The whole interleague schedule is so unbalanced it’s not fair. 

    • Anonymous

      We lose to all AL teams, we’d probably have trouble with the Royals and Twins this year.

    • Christopher Staaf

      I just checked. 2011, 2010, 2008…we lost 2 of 3 each time. I wonder why the league makes the White Sox play us so often (or vice versa). 

  • KT

    Get Clayton checked out Please

  • KT

    ok we’re storming back now
     
    Come on Elian

  • bcmaiden

    This game is ovah. When I saw Sale pitching I knew we would lose. Isn’t he like a prime ROY/Cy candidate this year? I also cringe when we have face a LH. Here come the Giants. 

  • Anonymous

    Kid getting blasted…and Carlotta making landfall about 25km from our beach house in Puerto Escondido.
    http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/ep201203_sat.html

    • KT

      hope you battened down the hatches Bob

      • Anonymous

        My mind’s eye sees the palapa roof sailing away! Landfall at Category 2.

        • KT

          not so bad say a veteran of many Hurricanes/Typhoons including 2 # 5′s

          • Anonymous

            You old salt.

          • KT

            got to Guam in late “91…in ’92 6 typhoon’s either hit the island directly or the outer winds did….many cleanup parties

  • Christopher Staaf

    Tonight might not be our night but tomorrow is Saturday and we are pretty good on Saturday. 

  • Anonymous

    This is shaping up to be a throw-away game.
    I really do not like interleague play.
    When we play Chicago, give me the Cubs fercryinoutloud.
    These AL teams should only be allowed to set foot on the NL fields of play during the WS.

    • Anonymous

       Agree 100 percent.

  • Anonymous

    You swing hard enough, often enough, and sooner or later you’ll make contact.

  • Anonymous

    Tying run at the plate!

  • KT

    If we ever need a hit from you Tony…now is the time

    • Anonymous

      And he strikes out.

      • Christopher Staaf

        Showing why he’s a role player, not an everyday starter. Kemp can’t get healthy fast enough. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

          very true. it bugs me when guys cant even make productive outs when those are needed.

  • Anonymous

    Gwynn has been pretty awful lately, striking out a lot. Just a dribbler to second would have been a big help.

    • bcmaiden

      His AVG has dropped like 25 points. I don’t think he’s used to playing every day and really isn’t suited for it like Chris said. 

  • KT

    Nice IDJ jr!!

  • Anonymous

    Great AB by IDJ.

  • Anonymous

    Wow Dee, that was terrible

  • KT

    OMG   What type of bunt was that?

    • Christopher Staaf

      Not a good one. 

    • Anonymous

       An ugly one, but he almost got a double.

      • Anonymous

        Why was he even trying to bunt?  Remember he got a hit over the drawn in infield.

        • KT

          Yea looking back I think his attempt was to put it over the infielders heads

  • Anonymous

    Great performance by the Sale kid, nice lefty.

    • Anonymous

      Que salga ya!

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure Herrera was saying that after he almost broke his ankles on that off-speed pitch.

  • Anonymous

    All that was missing was Jr getting doubled.

  • KT

    HERRERA!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Let him play, let him play!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Herrera! 

    • Anonymous

      Elian, my love!

  • Anonymous

    Wooooo-Hooooo! I knew writing “throw-away game” would work !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

    maybe they should let guys stay in the minors awhile!

  • Anonymous

    Okay there is no way that we should be tied at 5 right now. Herrera is ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Can he play every day, please Don, please ;)

  • KT

     Kershaw off the hook…now winning

  • Anonymous

    Rivera! 

  • Christopher Staaf

    Thank you for proving me wrong, baby!! 

    • Anonymous

      Please recall my 8:09 response to your despair.

  • Anonymous

    As Vin says, Kid could win.  Let’s go!

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the Little League chant: “Everybody hits, everybody hits!”

  • Anonymous

    Gnat attack!

    • Anonymous

      That’s an insult to insects. The only true Gnats play in SF.

  • Anonymous

    How can Herrera sit at any time? The guy’s amazing!

  • bcmaiden

    Sweet Baby Elian. I wish he could play SS, send down Dee when Ellis comes back. 

    • Christopher Staaf

      I bet he could, just not every day. Elian Herrera= super sub! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

      Yah or maybe they can pick up a SS. Just a real solid glove..

  • Anonymous

    Aw man Dre. Get em next time.

  • bcmaiden

    Holy moly, Coffey has been coming into high leverage innings. Can we trust him?

    • Anonymous

      for 1 innings anyway

      • Anonymous

         For one-third, just barely.

    • Christopher Staaf

      For today, yes. Same goes for Elbert today. I still want a LOOGY on the level of Javier Lopez on the Dodgers by July 31 though. 

  • Anonymous

    Rivera racing Dunn to the bag, slowest race ever

    • Christopher Staaf

      So who wins, tortoise or the snail?? 

  • Anonymous

    3 pitchers to get 3 batters, lol

    • Christopher Staaf

      Somewhere Tony La Russa is smiling. 

    • KT

      Belli will probably continue on in the 8th though

  • Christopher Staaf

    Ronald’s got some new glasses. I didn’t know he needed them. 

    • Anonymous

      I noticed something strange when he ran in from the pen.  I didn’t see the at-bat so I didn’t see his face.  Does it improve his appearance?

  • bcmaiden

    These guys coming out of the White Sox pen have microscopic ERA’s. 

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Man, I’m glad I missed the earlier comments. Incredible negativity for a team that has the Dodgers’ record.

    • Anonymous

      Well we have lost 6 of 7 home games.  Our offense has been sputtering.  Our ace didn’t pitch very well.  And after finally going ahead we give up the lead.  Its a maddening game! 

      But this one isn’t over yet.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Beli should take off those glasses :(

  • Anonymous

    We should stop giving up home runs

  • KT

    well no more win for Clayton

  • bcmaiden

    I wonder why Donnie doesn’t play IDJ @2nd vs LH, Elian in CF (Jr. needs time off), and Hairston in LF.

  • bcmaiden

    One run is nothing when you have a lineup full of power. 

    • Anonymous

      Nor are four runs, when you have a lineup full of small insects.

      • foul tip

         How does this apply to Gnats?  ;-])

  • Anonymous

    Bench gwynn Donnie

    • Anonymous

      He’s been truly awful lately.

      • Christopher Staaf

        I bet he will have the rest of the weekend off with Herrera taking CF for both games. 

  • KT

    high strike
     
    Come on Elian

  • Anonymous

    Loney standing next to Konerko at first. (A big what if thought)

  • KT

    Nice we’ll take it
     
    Good base running by Herrera

  • Christopher Staaf

    What a break! Thornton gives us one. 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe two

      • Anonymous

        Oh well hopefully one will be enough.

  • KT

    Come on Bobby

  • Anonymous

    Hey pitcher how about picking up the ball!!!!

  • Anonymous

    A 1-2-3 inning leaves Dunn in the on-deck circle….

  • Anonymous

    One.

  • Anonymous

    I think Kenley caught a break there.

    • Anonymous

      FX showed it as a strike.

      • Anonymous

        It looked as much as a strike as the one to Gwynn on Wednesday night.

        • Anonymous

           Agreed. I didn’t think either one was a strike.

  • Anonymous

    Two.

  • Anonymous

    Three.

  • Anonymous

    Three

  • bcmaiden

    Yessssssssss, helluva come back. 

  • Christopher Staaf

    Whew! That was a good win. Needed that after the Angels series. See you all tomorrow and let’s hope Bills keeps it going! 

  • KT

    Nice Come from behind win…I had my doubts earlier but the boys pulled it out

  • Anonymous

    Hard fought victory!
    I love it :)

  • Anonymous

    What a comeback!

  • Anonymous

    Geronimo has a change now?

  • Anonymous

    Bam. Zap. Zowie. Pow.
    We fought for that win.

  • Anonymous

    Kenley’s back.

    In the interests of consistency, I will restate that I detest interleague play, whether it’s a win or a loss.

    • KT

      me too…hate it

      • Anonymous

        Me three – win or lose – it’s a bad idea that gets worse every year.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    nput