Kershaw CLXII: Kershawrdergarten Cop

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Yasiel Puig, Earth and the stars
Skip Schumaker, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Andre Ethier, CF
Scott Van Slyke, LF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Tim Federowicz, C
Clayton Kershaw, P

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Your Los Angeles Disabled Listers

1a) Scott Elbert, left elbow surgery recovery
2) Ted Lilly, left shoulder surgery recovery
3) Hanley Ramirez, torn ligament in right thumb
4a) Chad Billingsley, right index finger contusion.
5) Zack Greinke, fractured left collarbone
6) Shawn Tolleson, lower back strain
7a) Chris Capuano, left calf strain
8 ) Ted Lilly, right rib cage strain
9) Hanley Ramirez, left hamstring strain
10) Mark Ellis, right quadriceps strain
11) Jerry Hairston, left groin strain
4b) Chad Billingsley, Tommy John surgery
12) Josh Beckett, left groin strain (and right arm nerve issues)
13) Matt Kemp, right hamstring strain
7b) Chris Capuano, left shoulder latissimus strain
14) Carl Crawford, left hamstring strain
15) A.J. Ellis, left oblique strain.
1b) Scott Elbert, left ulnar collateral ligament tear

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I’m ready for this

  • Anonymous

    Our climb back up to .500 continues

  • Anonymous

    If we win today, we won’t be last!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good start

  • Anonymous

    LAT’d: Yasiel Puig, merely a first-round HOFer, or the first unanimous choice?

  • Anonymous

    Jason Marquis has been remarkably successful against the Dodgers in his career. He is approaching Brian Lawrence status.

    • Anonymous

      He’s no Larry Jaster, though.

  • Anonymous

    Kershaw still does not have a no-hitter.

    • Anonymous

      As a fantasy league owner of a badly slumping Chase Headley, I will allow that hit.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Kershaw at 100?

    • Anonymous

      March 19, 2088 if he’s lucky.

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

        I hope he makes it
        Vinny said 100 mph…I doubted it

      • Anonymous

        When he will appear at Dodger Stadium to be honored for his six Cy Youngs and five WS rings.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning…now let’s jump on them and score runs

  • Anonymous

    That run is unearned, right? Runner advancing on HanRam’s error?

    • Anonymous

      It should be. Pitchers are supposed to be given the benefit of the doubt in those situations.

  • foul tip

    Gameday says both FedEx and Clayton just struck out on 3 called strikes, not once taking the bat off their shoulders. That right? Is Marquis all that deceptive?

    Also, G-day has Clayton topping out at 94, which is around his usual top end. IIRC he may have hit 96 or 97 in prior years but not faster.

  • Anonymous

    Why is Vin exempt from Rule No. 9?

    • Anonymous

      Yes. All announcer are.

  • Anonymous

    tap, tap, tap…is this thing on?

    • Anonymous

      I think we are back on!

    • http://ken.arneson.name/ Ken Arneson

      Sorry about the downtime…my bad for not paying attention to system maintenance notices. I may have been able to get it scheduled for another time if I had.

      • Anonymous

        Not a bad time to be down. SVS dinger!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for all your work, Ken. You make Jon happen

  • Anonymous

    Somehow, we are right back in the game!

  • Anonymous

    Well, just so you don’t think I am a total Puig “homer”, Mr. Van Slyke is impressing me as well! Go Blue Crew!

  • Anonymous

    Hadn’t been aware till now that Stults is only a year younger than Marquis, who seems like he has been around forever.

  • Anonymous

    Look who is on deck, if Punto extends the inning…

  • Anonymous

    Ethier 5 for last 42

    • Anonymous

      That many?

  • Anonymous

    Federowicz now hitting above .200. He is five for his last 16.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    turn two here

  • Anonymous

    For the 11th time in his 13 games this season Kershaw has turned in a “quality start” — six or more innings, no more than three earned runs. At the conclusion of tonight’s game he will be either 5-3 or 5-4.

  • Anonymous

    Dare I predict, Hanley gets on and Van Slyke with a walk off

    • Anonymous

      “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”

      • Anonymous

        I was wrong!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    I just got home, turns out Puig is human after all.

  • Anonymous

    Pesky, these Padres.

  • Anonymous

    Dodger bullpen strikes (balls) again.

    • Anonymous

      First two games of this series, bullpen allowed 2 ERs in 8.2 innings. Tonight, 3 in 3 innings, all charged to Rodriguez.

      • Anonymous

        I know. Bad night for Paco. Kershaw wasn’t his sharpest, either.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Without Puig’s heroics the bullpen is exposed once again. Man they’re bad.

  • Anonymous

    Mattingly is also Torrefying the ‘pen.

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

    How can so many relievers go so bad all at once?

  • Anonymous

    Remember when we had more good pitchers than we knew what to do with?

    • Anonymous

      “Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end . . . “

  • Anonymous

    It wasn’t just the bullpen . . . the offense went to sleep and even the Kid wasn’t his sharpest.
    But yes, the bullpen IS bad.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    That 9th was painful. So was the home plate ump (not to blame that for loss). Kershaw wasn’t totally sharp but pitched well enough to win. Dodgers just took too long to get to Marquis. While our pen is far more taxed.

    Puig learned for the future tonight and will better for it.
    Frustrating to not get sweep with kid K going.
    Hard to see more than a split with braves but you never know. One game at a time, and other cliches. ;)

    • Anonymous

      Got to give credit to Marquis.

  • Anonymous

    I was looking back at the trade the Dodgers made with Seattle and Boston. Dodgers sent off Trayvon Robinson to Seattle and got back Tim Fedex and Stephen Fife and another minor leaguer from Boston. Boston got Eric Bedard and Josh Fields – both of whom are at Houston now. Bedard left Boston as a free agent and Fields was a Rule 5 draft pick.
    I’m not going to say the Dodgers won the trade, but I certainly think they did better than Boston!

    • Anonymous

      Interesting what-ifs with that trade. I believe that Ned’s original idea was to trade Kuroda for Lavarnway, who was at least one notch up on Boston’s catcher depth charts. Kuroda nixed the idea, so we ended up with Fedex. While Lavarnway made it to the Bigs a year earlier that Fedex, so far there doesn’t seem to be a large gap between them performance-wise (just looking at BR numbers). Of course, fallout from Kuroda’s nixing may have played into Ned not reupping him.

      • foul tip

        IIRC, Kuroda wanted to re-sign but finally said he couldn’t wait forever.

        Then Ned was hailed for getting 2 pitchers–Cap and Harang–for what Kuroda would have cost. Considering the financial constraints he was under at the time,. a case can be made Ned did about as well as he could. But no question Kuroda is better than either (unless Cap can do consistently what he did first half last year).

        Interesting that Kuroda does not seem to find AL hitters all that fearsome.

        He was solidly above average with the Dodgers, is better with NYY.

        • Anonymous

          Now, of course if Kuroda had gone to the Bosox they would have made the playoffs and all the drama that the rest of the world was dragged into by the East Coast media would not have happened and they subsequently probably wouldn’t have done the fire sale to get rid of the malcontents and we never would have gotten our Bostonians!

          • foul tip

            Ummmm……yeah…I think. Yeah, that’s got to be it.

            In other recent old friend/AL pitcher transplant news, Harang has had back-to-back quality starts. Last two times out he has allowed 2 runs (one earned) over 15 innings. He shut out San Diego May 27.

            However, he faces NYY for the first time today. Be interesting, that.

    • Anonymous

      Where is Robinson right now?

      • Anonymous

        Playing AAA in the Orioles organization. 5 HR, 15 RBI .238 avg., .684 OPS

  • Anonymous

    Who does smart money say the Dodgers are going to draft today?

    • Anonymous

      They almost always tend toward pitching, sometimes extremely so.

  • Anonymous

    Talk about crashing to earth! 0-5 oh baby! But it does bring out the greatness in Vinny. Two nights ago we heard about Hondo, last night we heard about Dino somebody who batted in front of Ralph Kiner. I love it…and his words of wisdom.

    • Anonymous

      Looked at the box score and it says 0-4. Felt like 0-5 :(

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

        5-12 still has a .417 batting average

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, but only his first taste of a wiley righty. Baseball can be a tough game.

  • foul tip

    Dodgers reportedly looking at another Cuban, a pitcher who might help this year.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgersnow/la-sp-dn-dodgers-miguel-alfredo-gonzalez-20130606,0,5818743.story

  • Anonymous

    How about Ethier and money for the Mets’ Daniel Murphy?

    • Anonymous

      I can recall that last year there was some speculation that he could have been had for a middle reliever, but not sure how credible that was. BTW, Lindblom is now with the Rangers, but with only one appearance in the Bigs this year.

      • Anonymous

        If that trade happened, we could probably get some kind of return on Mark Ellis in July.

        • Anonymous

          The idea. last year at least. was that he was only playing 2nd for the Mets (because of Wright) and that he would play 3rd for us.

      • Anonymous

        Rangers are using him as a starter in AAA. he is 6-0 with 9 starts and 1 other appearance; ERA 2.04; WHIP 0.924.

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

    NPUT