Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Game 21 Thread: April 23 vs. Snakes, 7p

Derek Lowe (1-1) vs. Dan Haren (3-0).

COMMENTS: Oh, where to begin. Lowe has given the Dodgers three quality starts in four attempts, but has only won the game in which the Dodgers knocked in 11 runs. But the Dodgers who we just saw limp out of a 1-4 roadtrip could muster only one run in four of their last five games (according to Rick Monday last nignt, Larry Bowa felt "lonely" at the third base box, having been visited only two times all night). If we're 1-4 against the weakest Braves arms and the impotent Reds, it's not a stretch to think that Haren, who is on fire since coming over to the D-backs this year, will mow us down no matter what lineup Torre trots out there.

Even still, we'll be cheering along. Go Dodgers!

UPDATE: Andruw Jones is 10-for-64 this year. If he can bat 4-for-4 tonight (from the two-hole, no less), he'll complete his March Toward Mendoza! (yeah, right).

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Alex Cora said...

Prediction: Jones strikesout again?

Orel said...

Wow, personal connections!

Get that—Andruw singles!

karina said...

He plays for Magallanes in the winter league. He gave Aguilas a very hard loss at the La Chinita's game last November. He always pitchs well against Aguilas.

Orel said...

Hmmm, so now you have to reasons to root against him.

karina said...

*blushing* i haven't met him!

Alex Cora said...

Holy crap - he got a hit! HE GOT A HIT!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!! JONES breaks out of his slump! WOOHOO!!!!

karina said...

Andruw Jones singled!

Steve Sax said...

Jones goes 1-for-5 tonight: exactly Mendoza! .200!

Which won't lift his average all that much...

Orel said...

Furcal makes stuff happen, that's for sure.

karina said...

on the bright side, if they beat the crap out of him, i can make fun of my younger brother, who's a Magallanes fan, little traitor...

karina said...

wild pitch...

Steve Sax said...

Anyone else's Direct TV HD going all blinky right now?

Orel said...

Exactly Mendoza sounds like a romantic comedy.

Damon said...

oh shit two pages

Orel said...

Ah, family intrigue.

Erin said...

Yes Steve, and now the picture is gone entirely. Still got Vin, though.

Orel said...

Damn, Furcal nailed at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal missed that tag at the plate, but Furcal gets called out nonetheless. LAME.

And HEEERE'S SAITO!

Orel said...

That's right, Damon. We can't be stopped.

Saito's first career AB!

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Erin, it isn't just me. I am getting images on the non-HD feed, though.

COME ON SAITO!

Damon said...

will saito swing?

Orel said...

I don't think Petit knows who he's dealing with. He pitching Saito like he's Bonds.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 count to Saito. He should just lean in and get HBP (on the jersey, not the body).

Orel said...

Saito bats lefty, BTW.

Alex Cora said...

Come on Sammy HIT IT OUT!

Alex Cora said...

He has the barry bonds elbow protector. NICE

Steve Sax said...

Catcher calls time and Saito throws up his arms, saying "wtf?" in japanese!

2-1 count. PUT ON THE SQUEEZE

Steve Sax said...

2-2. Sammy, swing for the fences!

karina said...

sports keeps us together and tear us apart at the same time, because we all have different loyalties.

my older brother is a braves fan so i guess it could be my turn this week.

besides, at the said Chinita's game, while my older brother and i were being miserable, my other brother had this satisfaction smile.

it's my chance, since this Magallanes fan is also a Mets fan, i'm praying Santana never pitchs against Dodgers...

Orel said...

Backwards K. That'll do, Saito.

Steve Sax said...

Ah, man, he didn't even swing. Where is Don Mattingly when you need him?

We sure could use another run here.

Alex Cora said...

Lakers win!!!!

Orel said...

Unfortunately, Karina, the Dodgers will probably face Santana this season. It's gonna be ugly.

Orel said...

Lakers 122, Nugs 107, final.

Steve Sax said...

Bases juiced for Free James Loney!

Orel said...

Bases loaded. Insurance time!

Steve Sax said...

Hey, the HD feed is back, Erin. Can I buy you a beer?

karina said...

King James at home plate...bases loaded...

Orel said...

D'OH! Thank you, Justin Upton! E-9!

Steve Sax said...

LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU UPTON!!!

And maybe that will be a lesson for Matt Kemp.

Alex Cora said...

Bases juiced for Loney! Come on James!

Orel said...

Just embarrassing. We haven't had this kind of luck in a while.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp has to jack this one, right over Upton.

Steve Sax said...

AC, you are clearly on the satellite feed from Kazakhstan. How's your buddy Borat?

Damon said...

TWO HANDS. How am I supposed to teach kids the correct things if you pro's don't to it correctly

Orel said...

Questionable strike three against Kemp. He never gets those calls.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I'm out boys and girls. Good night, everybody!

Damon said...

Chris Young showing Jones up

karina said...

picking bad habits...

Alex Cora said...

Young looks like Andruw Jones up there.

karina said...

on the bugs and cranks weekly rank, the only thing they say about the Dodgers is:

Beached whale found in centerfield

embarrasing...

Orel said...

Saito foregoes the fistpump but still finishes it out. A most unexpected victory!

Damon said...

Finally

Orel said...

Damon, re: Upton. Seems he just did you a service. "Don't do what Donny Don't does....They could have made this clearer."

Alex Cora said...

Go Blue!!!! Dodgers win!!!

karina said...

Go Blue, goodnight!

Orel said...

Linsday Soto invokes the hitting gnome!

Orel said...

Good night, all! Thanks for dropping by!

Orel said...

Soto says the gnome picture is laminated now; meanwhile, the boys in the broadcasting booth have just discovered the "Gnomar" pun. Good times.

Steve Sax said...

Steve Lyons was never known for his quick wit...wait a second, where's my wallet?

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