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Sons of Steve Garvey 3 hours ago
Scoreboard Watching: August 2, 2015

Scoreboard Watching: August 2, 2015

Oh man, I remember this guy. Wait a second, you mean to tell me that we get a day off, while the Giants and their cushy schedule actually have to play a game? Of course, it's against the lowly Braves, who are eight games out of the NL East lead (tied between the Mets and Nationals). Matt Cain (2-2, 4.50) goes up against the lengthy last name of Mike Foltynewicz (3-3, 5.04). Foltynewicz, who goes by the absolutely crazy baseball nickname of...wait for it..."Folty", should really be a reliever but Atlanta is trying him out as a starter. Which should go really well tonight, I'm sure. ...
Sons of Steve Garvey 10 hours ago

Post-Game 105 Thread: Just Another Ethier Walk-Off

DODGERS 5, ANGELS 3 (10) Andre Ethier has been known for his walkoff hits. But it has seemed like a while since he's had some walkoff heroics (though I have no idea; I'm sure there is some way to do this search on baseball reference, but I'm not smart enough to know how to do this). Sunday afternoon, Ethier was the man. Sure, Mat Latos' debut wasn't too shoddy: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB and 1 K; Howie Kendrick had another HR (second this series against his former team), and Juan Nicasio had a rare hold. And Jim Johnson's debut with the Dodgers was not so good: an eighth-inning solo HR by...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 1, 2015
Post-Game 104 Thread: Hipster Kershaw Downs Angels

Post-Game 104 Thread: Hipster Kershaw Downs Angels

DODGERS 3, ANGELS 1 Clayton Kershaw overcame the hip issue that had scratched him from two starts, and sat many an Angel down (7 Ks; retire his last 15 batters) en route to victory today. Kid K's scoreless streak is now at 38 innings; the Angels got a run in the ninth off of Kenley Jansen, whose shakiness is starting to get a little concerning. Albert Pujols snuck in a pop fly right in front of Scott Van Slyke to score David Murphy for the Angels' only run; Jansen did have two Ks, including Mike Trout, in the final frame. The Dodgers' offensive outburst came in the sixth inning, with a...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 1, 2015
Game 104 Thread: August 1 vs. Angels, 1p

Game 104 Thread: August 1 vs. Angels, 1p

Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 2.51) vs. Andrew Heaney (5-0, 1.79) Clayton in great form (despite the glute issue the past 48 hours nagging at him) on a nice Saturday at home against our rivals from that other county way over there? I'll take it! We'll chew bubble gum and kick Heaney. Longtime SoSG friend Jason at this game, making his once-every-five-years appearance given that he lives in [redacted], so yours truly looks forward to having a "Diet Coke" with him and possibly spooning afterward. I'm planning to get there early to watch Kid warm up/long toss, because that's a show in and of...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 31, 2015

Game 103 Thread: July 31 vs. Angels, 7p

Zack Greinke will start tonights game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrows game.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 31, 2015Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke (9-2, 1.37) vs. Hector Santiago (7-4, 2.43). Welcome to the post-trade deadline new-look Dodgers! Please say hello to: Mat Latos Alex Wood Jim Johnson Luis Avilan Jose Tabata and goodbye to: Brandon Beachy (DFA) Chris Heisey (DFA) Chin-hui Tsao (DFA) Zach Lee (OKC) Mike Bolsinger (OKC) FOB (Friend of Blog) Steve Dittmore will be at tonight's game, so if anyone wants to buy him a beer, let us know in...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 31, 2015
Trade Deadline Discussion Thread

Trade Deadline Discussion Thread

The Dodgers got Wood and Johnson! (And Latos, but he doesn't fit the dick joke pattern.) The Giants took a Leake. The Cards got Broxton for some reason that might have something to do with Jimmy Rollins and cosmic retribution! A.J. Preller appears to be taking an ill-timed nap! With a little over 90 minutes to go, what, if anything, will happen next?
Athletics Nation Jul 30, 2015

Game #102: Sonny Gray and pray for rain, A's lose to Dodgers 10-7

The Athletics were quickly reminded that the bullpen renaissance will have to wait for next year as the A's fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-7. The A's came back from a 3-2 deficit with a four-run seventh inning, but Fernando Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz, and Dan Otero combined to allow five runs in the bottom half of that inning. The 7th inning of the A's-Dodgers game took 1 hour and 43 seconds to play. — Bill Arnold (@sfgwire) July 30, 2015 The difficulty was that Jesse Chavez was not impressive, certainly not impressive enough to give him a third plate appearance tonight without the...
Athletics Nation Jul 30, 2015

Game Thread #102: Oakland A's at Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

Both teams have gone to their bullpens after five innings. Jesse Chavez is out after getting pinch hit for in the top of the sixth inning. He has a lot of hard hit contact against him, however, including a two-run line drive home run by Yasiel Puig. The A's scratched one back, and trail the Dodgers 3-2.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 29, 2015

Game 102 Thread: July 29 vs. A's, 7p

EVERYTHING IS FINE. Mike Bolsinger (5-3, 2.79) vs. Jesse Chavez (5-10, 3.45) It's a been a weird day and half for the Dodgers. They got utterly shut down by Sonny Gray last night (bad, but somewhat understandable). Then, this morning Dodger fans were greeted with the news that Clayton Kershaw was suffering from some sort of hip (or possibly butt, leading to good Twitter jokes) pain and may not make his start tonight. This turns out to be the case as, just prior to this writing, Kershaw was officially scratched and Bolsinger starts tonight. (Kershaw supposedly starts Friday.) There was also...
Friars on Base Jul 29, 2015

Padres News: Former Padre Mat Latos Traded to Dodgers

According to sources including FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Miami Marlins pitcher and former San Diego Padres starter Mat Latos has been traded back to the NL West as part of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Latos deal indeed done with #Dodgers, who take rest of his $9.4M and Morse’s $7M for this season and Morse’s entire $8M […] Padres News: Former Padre Mat Latos Traded to Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 28, 2015

Game of the Day

Rangers vs. Yankees. Two teams I'm predisposed to root against, slugging the F out of each other. (squint to see it) And the hits keep coming.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 28, 2015
Game 101 Thread: July 28 vs. A's, 7p

Game 101 Thread: July 28 vs. A's, 7p

We're home. Brett Anderson (5-5, 3.33) vs. Sonny Gray (10-4, 2.30) First home game since July 12th! Dodgers have come out of the break playing .500 ball, the Giants have move to within a half a game, and we still don't know what moves the front office is planning. Hope this home cooking will settle our uneasy stomachs!
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 28, 2015

Four Dodgers In "Top Jocks" List

The new “Top Jocks” list was published in Forbes magazine (I fell upon a copy of Forbes Asia, July 2015), and there are quite a few Dodgers (and former Dodgers!) populating baseball’s 27 representatives (in the top 100). Floyd Mayweather took the top role (and Manny Pacquiao was #2), but here’s where baseball lined up (total / salary / endorsements): 19 Jon Lester ($34.1 / $33.4 / $0.7) 30 Robinson Cano ($27.6 / $24.1 / $3.5) 34 Clayton Kershaw ($26.9 / $25.7 / $1.2) 38 Albert Pujols ($25.9 / $23.4 / $2.5) 40 Ryan Howard ($25.6 / $25.0 / $0.6) 42 Cliff Lee ($25.2 / $25.0 / $0.2) 43...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 26, 2015
OH! MY!!! GGGGGGGOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!

OH! MY!!! GGGGGGGOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!

The Dodgers are on the television set.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 26, 2015
Game 100 Thread: July 26 @ Mets, 10a

Game 100 Thread: July 26 @ Mets, 10a

Google "Dodgers century" and you get images like this. (Get it?) Zack Greinke (9-2, 1.30) vs. Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.18). Today we test the theory of whether the baseball gods care about fatherhood milestones. In Jon Niese's case, in which he watched the birth of his son on facetime from the stadium, a thousand miles away, the baseball gods clearly frowned. Tonight, the Dodgers' Zack Greinke takes the mound, having left the team earlier this season to be present for the birth of his son, Bode. Will the baseball gods smile upon Greinke? Or will they at least cut him a break given he...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 26, 2015
Post-Game 99 Thread: Egg Zach Lee

Post-Game 99 Thread: Egg Zach Lee

METS 15, DODGERS 2 Zach Lee's major league debut was pretty much a nightmare, with the Mets stomping all over Lee over 4.2 IP for 11 H and 7 ER. Lee's ERA ends his first ever day at 13.50, which is horrific, particularly considering the Mets have had offensive woes of late. Lee was relieved by Chin-Hui Tsao, who didn't do much better: 0.2 IP, 6 ER. Tsao's ERA is 10.29. Throw out yer' dead! Because really, it's only one game. Joc Pederson and Jimmy Rollins each had solo HR. Lead shrinks to two games in the West.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 25, 2015
Welcome to the Bigs

Welcome to the Bigs

Rough first inning for Zach Lee in his major league debut. Thanks to reader goodchild27 for the photographic proof:
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 25, 2015
Game 99 Thread: July 25 @ Mets, 4p

Game 99 Thread: July 25 @ Mets, 4p

Major league debut!Zach Lee (0-0, -.--) vs. Matt Harvey (8-7, 3.19). photo by Scott Killeen
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 25, 2015

Post-Game 98 Thread: Easy As 1-2-3

DODGERS 7, METS 2 I was worried about Dodgers starter Ian Thomas tonight, but I should have been more worried about Mets starter Jon Niese. Opting to start rather than be there for his child's birth, he watched the birth (in Ohio) on facetime from the game in New York. But to say Niese was distracted was probably an understatement: the Dodgers put up six runs in three innings on the poor guy, with 1 in the first, 2 in the second, and 3 in the third. Justin Turner doubled in Howie Kendrick in the first. In the second, Ian Thomas, who had five innings of one-run ball, GIDPd in the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 24, 2015
Game 98 Thread: July 24 @ Mets, 4p

Game 98 Thread: July 24 @ Mets, 4p

Possibly related to our starting pitcher. Ian Thomas (0-1, 5.23) vs. Jon Niese (5-8, 3.36). As a general rule, I don't trust people with two first names. (Three first names is even worse.) So Ian Thomas' first career big league start doesn't give me a lot of hope. Thomas joined the Dodgers in the Juan Uribe deal with the Braves earlier this season; he is 1-3 lifetime with a 4.71 ERA (including one loss with the Dodgers, taken on June 2 vs. Colorado). Meanwhile, the Giants open up yet another cushy series with the bottom-feeding A's. One week to find ourselves another starter.

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