Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kershaw Takes The Mound, Kuo To The DL


The Dodgers send Ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound tonight (2-1, 1.37 era). He faces righty Kyle McClellan (1-0, 2.25 era). After last night's debacle, it's nice to have Kersh going. With the Dodgers struggling, he's one of the few bright spots on this team. In 19.2 innings pitched, he's got 24 strikeouts.

The Dodgers placed Hong Chih Kuo on the disabled list today. From Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com:
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a lower-back strain. Kuo had been bothered by back discomfort all season, a fact that might have affected his mechanics and contributed to his uncharacteristic four walks in 2 2/3 innings.

The move was made retroactive to Thursday, meaning Kuo will be eligible for activation as early as the team's April 29 series opener against the San Diego Padres.
At least it's not because of his elbow. Let's see if Tron can get back to his 2009 form.

Here's tonight's line-up:
LF Gwynn
3B Blake
RF Ethier
CF Kemp
SS Uribe
1B Loney
C Barajas
2BMiles
P Kershaw

84 comments:

  1. Live comment! First! LETS GO DODGERS!

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  2. Two runners stranded in the first. Ugh.

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  3. That was a really frustrating 1st inning, but I guess we need to get used to that.

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  4. took 12 pitches to strike out their pitcher

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  5. Wow, that was a close inning. Kershaw needs to have some economical innings, because his pitch count is too high!!

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  6. Val - agreed.I don't want to see the Dodgers bullpen.

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  7. Pujols strikes out again. Kershaw is such a stud.

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  8. Kershaw is laboring.

    1-0 St Lou.

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  9. Melissa - Not much longer. 2 runs might be enough for the Cards.

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  10. This inning could be much worst as far as the score is concerned. I hope Kershaw makes it past 5 innings.

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  11. F me!!! I spoke too soon.

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  12. The offense is pitiful on the whole. Expected, but still pitiful.

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  13. George -I hope so. If he could get any run support at all, he'd have a chance.

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  14. Here comes our bullpen. Let's all say a prayer.

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  15. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Thanks for the invite, Bobble!

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  16. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    It's Natalie from Facebook, btw! LOL

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  17. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    That sucks about Kuo going on the DL. :(

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  18. Kersh doesn't have much left in the tank.

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  19. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Kershaw doesn't have it tonight :(

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  20. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I've always hated the Cardinals!

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  21. Chi-Town Dodger Chick, where do you live over there? I went to school at Purdue in Indiana and I have a bunch of friends that live in Wrigleyville.

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  22. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    George, I actually live in the suburbs...Schaumburg to be exact.

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  23. My cousin goes to Northwestern. I believe that's in the area.

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  24. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    @Bobble: Yes, Northwestern is Evanston. It's a beautiful campus!

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  25. Your cousin is smart bro.

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  26. Yeah she is. Journalism student.

    Also my dad lived in Joliet. I don't know how far that is from Chicago.

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  27. The problem is that the pitching has to be perfect.

    Never a good thing.

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  28. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Joliet isn't that far...maybe a couple of hours from Chicago. They have a racetrack there (Joliet Speedway).

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  29. Greg - Bills needs to pitch a gem tomorrow against Carpenter.

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  30. Arno - What's up bro? How was your trip?

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  31. It was pretty awesome. Wish I could have stayed longer. Hard to keep up with games over there though... always forgetting what day it was in the States.

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  32. Sounds like a good time. Can't wait to see yur future posts.

    Sucks about Kuo, huh?

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  33. Everyone, please have a beer or two or three for me. It will help ease this loss.

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  34. Yeah, sucks about Kuo. I was actually in a reflexology foot massage place in Taipei and talked baseball with the dude who was massaging my feet. It was only slightly awkward. Once I get not lazy (might be a few days), I will post more. Haha.

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  35. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    LOL, Bobble! Actually, I think it's state prison, but yes, there's a prison in Joliet.

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  36. Arno - Sounds a little awkward. I'm sure thing are different over there though.

    Get those posts going.

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  37. Natalie - LOL. I knew there was some kind of prison there.

    These Dodger are killing me.

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  38. Fucking Uribe. This is worse than Andruw Jones.

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  39. This past few days have been so painful. Uribe needs to get his crap together. He's having lousy at bats.

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  40. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    @Bobble: Yeah, but then Jones ended up having a decent season when he left the Dodgers and went to the White Sox! Go figure!

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  41. Jessica - AT first, youcould say he was pressing. Now, I can say he stinks.

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  42. Natalie - It always happens. They always play better when they leave LA.

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  43. Chi-Town Dodger ChickApril 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    So true, Bobble! Thanks for the invite to the chat, but my hubby is home now, so I'm gonna go. Have a good night, all!

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  44. Ugh, I want to say Uribe stinks but I don't know. I just hope he can turn it around some how. I think over all the team is good. They showed promise at the start of the season. We need that spark back.

    We will pick it up.

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  45. Jessica - He needs to relax, and try to get some singles.

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  46. On the brightside, Kuo's elbow isn't injured.

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  47. Greg -true. I hope we see the 2010 Kuo once he comes back.

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  48. What's up Salvador? We need your voice of reason in here.

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  49. Just got home from work. Turned on PT UGH. Nothing ever changes. They only time they win is when other teams make errors. Well at atleast the Hockey Kings won. Go Lakers Tomorrow

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  50. Ethier and Kemp are the team.

    Like Vinny said, two men can't do it all.

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  51. Bruce - Same old story. Kings looked good. Lakers will kick some ass tomorrow.

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  52. Seems more fans came dressed as empty seats tonight. It seems fans are starting to see though McCourt's BS. I am sure the opening day fiasco has scared away fans as well I thought I heard attendance was off by 5000 or more this season for each game.

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  53. Well thank go my days off changed next week I won't be able to go next week. Kind of glad. I just wanted to get out for an evening to escape. Its so much fun to go but I think I will hold off until kershaw bobblehead night.

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  54. this team has the potential to win 100 games. They get the hits, it's just that the clutch hitting isn't there. Other guys in the lineup need to step up and not think that kemp and ethier will do it all.

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  55. Bruce - More empty seats. I read a good article about it today. Its pretty bad at the stadium right now.

    Wait til Kershaw bobblehead night. I am.

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  56. Salvador - Mattingly needs to shuffle the line-up a bit. He needs to sit Uribe for a game.

    This team could win many more games.

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  57. True. He should sit down key struggling players a day before they have a day off that way 2 days off maybe they can once hit again.

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  58. Joshua. Where was the artilce you read about how bad it was at the Stadium. I would like to read that.

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  59. Dear James Loney,
    Please stop trying to hit home runs every time you go up to bat. It's killing us!

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  60. Gahhh! We only seem to hit with no runners on base! :(

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  61. Did anyone else hear about McCourt's $30m loan from Fox so that he could make payroll?
    http://www.sportsgulp.net/?p=872
    I think the ship is sinking...let's hope there's some lifeboats to the rescue...like an owner who actually cares about the team.

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  62. This is Pathetic and its not getting any better.

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  63. Susanne - I read that. This is bullshit. Bud Selig needs to step in.

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