• https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I feel the same way about our cousins the Angels

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    And we are underway…Come on Carl

  • Anonymous

    Stupid wall.

    • Anonymous

      Always assume the opposite of what Steiner says.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Charlie called that a foot short…Upton was barely on the warning track 3-5 feet from the wall

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice play Nicky!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    26 pitches in the 1st two less than Clayton on Tuesday…Here comes another gem

  • Anonymous

    Paul Goldschmidt has 2 HRs and 4 RBI in his first two ABs in Miami tonight.

    • Anonymous

      He is having a whale of a season

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good hit AJ!!

  • Anonymous

    and yet there was no excitement whatsoever in Steiner’s voice on that double.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      He only gets excited for long outs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on SVS

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    hit but no rbi for Luis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    well at least we got the run…Come on RYU

  • Anonymous

    We’ll take it, Dee!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on DP

  • Anonymous

    Just started listening. Why so many Ryu balls?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      looks rusty

    • Anonymous

      Never mind : )

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    need to have a shorter inning next time or he won’t be long for this one…currently at 42 pitches

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Shredder again with the base knock!

  • Anonymous

    ruh roh…

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    This ump has a low zone

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Ryu let’s get BJ

  • Anonymous

    Mark Ellis played 3 innings for AA tonight, 1 AB; 4 plays in the field. I don’t know if the plan was for him to play only 3 but that would be the most hopeful explanation.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      the field was reported wet and sloppy

      • Anonymous

        thanks

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice base running AJ

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice RYU!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Carl!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    way to get those 2 runs back…Now hold them Ryu

  • Anonymous

    Good start

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s turn 2 Ryu

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Scott (andy) Van slyke then Matty with back to back great catches

  • Anonymous

    scotty!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SVS!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Fed!

  • Anonymous

    Coming soon, a real adventure that is …..our bullpen!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Double play ball here Paco

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Oh wonderful.

    • Anonymous

      jeez i just tuned in, and for this?

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        only down by two…we were down before we can get them back

        • Anonymous

          I like your optimism KT :)

        • Anonymous

          You know me, love to whine. The outfielders have got to be feeling a bit let down after their stellar defense earlier.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            yea defense let them down that inning

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Shoe Charlie not Punto

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Charlie it bounced off the warning track

  • Anonymous

    One more out to keep it close

  • Anonymous

    Well, about that stellar outfield defense..

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    either lost it in the lights or badly misplayed

  • Anonymous

    Bull pen shenanigans again. I’m telling you, ever since Lyons went on and on about how good it was, they’ve been completely unreliable. How do we lift that curse?

    • Anonymous

      Fire Lyons? He also said Jupton’s homers never drove in anybody but himself.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SVS!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I hope this 2 HR effort is not in vain

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3 in the top of 9 with a pinch hitter and the top of the order…can it be done?

  • Anonymous

    Better defense and we’d be rosy tonight.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Alright Shoe!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    night all

    • Anonymous

      Farewell

  • Anonymous

    This was a tough one.

  • Anonymous

    Blantonmania continues in Anaheim. Against Chicago so far, 3 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 5 K. Just throw it up there Joe and hope somebody catches it.

    Or play the White Sox who have a lot of guys who miss.

    • Anonymous

      He may not be so lucky in the 4th, 1st and 3rd, no one out

  • Anonymous

    Caution, don’t hit 2 R in a game or you will be benched for such offensive output (Eithier back in RF)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Today’s lineup:

    Crawford LF
    Kemp CF
    Gonzalez 1B
    Ethier RF
    Schumaker 2B
    Federowicz C
    Punto 3B
    Gordon SS
    Capuano P

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Great Catch Matty!!!!
    Stole a home run from Heyward

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Class reaction to Kemp’s catch by Heyward

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning by Cappy

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice hit Fed

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice turn at second by Shoe

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SKIPPY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning Cappy

  • Anonymous

    Capuano is pitching really well. Glad to see it!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I was just about to type he’s pitched another good inning…He’s only at 66 pitches

  • Anonymous

    Their pitcher’s not too shabby either.

    • Anonymous

      The problem is our hitters can make EVERY pitcher look like an All Star.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Cappy at 73 through 6…good outing so far

  • Anonymous

    Capuano rules!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      only 85 pitches so far

  • Anonymous

    How about a couple more runs now, boys?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      maybe next inning

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Standing O Cappy!!!

  • Anonymous

    Get the K or double play!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Hey Bob

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Well, shucks.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    such a waste of a good game by cappy

  • Anonymous

    So sick of this.

  • Anonymous

    I’m feeling for Cappy.

  • Anonymous

    Arizona, on the other hand, able to hold onto their 1-0 lead to win…

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    I had high hopes for this season, but they’re fading rapidly.

    • Anonymous

      Me, too. Not feelin’ it much anymore.

      • Anonymous

        Feeling LOTS . . . none of it good.

  • Anonymous

    Easier to watch these when Vin’s talking.

    • Anonymous

      He;s worth MUCH more than a spoonful of sugar . . . and following the ’13 Dodgers is MUCH worse than any medicine I’ve had to take.

  • Anonymous

    So with a 2 run lead on Friday, Mattingly’s pulls one of our best pitchers and a pitcher who has hit in the 5th inning, but on Saturday leaves in a weak hitting pitcher who can get tired to hit after 7 in Inge when we have only a 1 run lead. It’s not surprising that neither of these moves have worked out because they are both the opposite of what logic would dictate. I hate to say it, but the calls to get rid of Mattingly’s might be right. The players may not be producing, but the decisions all week (why did Kershaw make 132 pitches?) have been really bad–which can be forgiven (see Tommy Lasorda) if the manager can spur in his team to get their best performances out of them. And that just clearly is not happening.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t heard many of the games this week, but with every facet of their game: “hitting, defense, starting pitching, and bullpen — failing at one point or another, it’s got to be difficult to make any plans . . . they just find different ways/players to lose each game.

    • Anonymous

      the fact that this completely wrong post from leekfink has received one approval astounds me.
      taking Ryu out and leaving Capuano in were both good decisions; just for starters Ryu had thrown 100 pitches while Capuano had thrown 85 pitches at the times leekfink mentions. It was to get away from posts this dumb that I found DT some years ago. leekfink has posted both interesting and intelligent comments in the past, I hope he will again in the future.

      • Anonymous

        You could argue that Ryu was cooked after 100 pitches, but really that is not an excessive pitch count. Another inning to get to 120 pitches is more like the limit. The pitch count also gets balanced against the situation–it was the 6th inning, which means you’re not going to League, Jansen, Rodriguez, or Bellisario, but instead Guerrier. Ryu at 100 pitches is a better pitcher than Guerrier (or really anyone but Jansen now and what we hope League is going to return to).

        The problem with Capuano was not the pitching alternatives, but the offense. After 7 innings, we had a 1-0 lead. Do you really expect Capuano to shut out the Beaves? No. This is not Kershaw here, 1 run is to be expected. So you try to get some insurance across. Get a pinch hitter (Ellis and Uribe are sitting on the bench with an OBP over .400, and we’re carrying 3 catchers specifically for pinch hitting duty) and then rely on the three best hitters on the team to push another run across. Instead, Mattingly’s gives up the out by letting Capuano hit. And it turns out that he was not prepared to let Capuano go, because he pulled him two hitters into the next inning. A one out single is the second-most benign thing a pitcher can do–he didn’t walk anyone, he didn’t let the lead-off hitter aboard, he didn’t allow an extra base but, he didn’t allow a long fly ball the Matt Kemp has to save from going out. If you know you are going to pull him unless he’s perfect, then you have to hit for him and try to get some runs.

        • Anonymous

          Ryu was clearly tired.

          The players in the bull-pen need work. Guerrier at 0 pitches is better than a tired Ryu after 100 pitches after not throwing strikes all game which is why he had 100 pitches. Guerrier was fine btw, Paco was the problem.

          Capuano was throwing well all game; Mattingly didn’t give him 2 hitters he gave him until the Braves got a baserunner which I’m confident he told Capuano before he let him hit.

          I don’t agree with your post just above; I think both of Mattingly’s decisions were reasonable- but at least your new post was a normal baseball conversation not like your original post

          • Anonymous

            Well, I think my original post was fine, even if you disagree with it. It certainly is well within the bounds of the guidelines. Although I referenced the ultimately bad results (two losses), I tried to argue from the vantage point of odds at the time, and I would say that the odds on Guerrier were not good, while Paco were, even if the results were opposite.

            It does not make sense to use the bullpen because they “need work.” With Capuano and Magill set to pitch on Saturday and Sunday, you figure the pen is going to get plenty of work. (One of the few justifications I could imagine for letting Kershaw throw 132 pitches on Tuesday is to give the bullpen some rest.)

            But by far the biggest problem is the Capuano decision. It’s not about his pitching, it’s his hitting. Leaving a guy in until he gives up a baserunner is a horrible decision in that situation. It’s always somewhat questionable, because it means you’re asking the bullpen to get out of a jam, but when it happens right after the pitcher hits, it’s just bad. You’re suggesting that Mattingly would have pulled Capuano had he let the lead off man aboard (I think you’re right, he would have), but then you would have had the pitcher hit, gotten no outs from him in the bottom of the inning, and made the pen get out of a jam. That’s simply undefendable.

  • Anonymous

    Two hits. Two.

    • Anonymous

      just not good enough

  • Anonymous

    Good teams find ways to win . . . bad teams find ways to lose.
    Soo much potential, rarely all clicking at the same time. :(

  • Anonymous

    Well, so what now? Any ideas?

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Take a mulligan. ;)

    • Anonymous

      pop the cork, and pour your first glass of wine….
      ….
      might I suggest a red …. a red blend. :-)

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