Monday, May 19, 2008

Game 44 Thread: May 19 vs. Reds, 7p

Brad Penny (5-4, 5.09) vs. Bronson Arroyo (2-4, 6.08).

COMMENTS: What do the Dodgers and Yankees have in common? Let us count the ways: (1) Joe Torre. (2) Overpriced center fielders. (3) Got thumped by Interleague rival this weekend. Want more bad news? Andruw Jones went 0-for-10 with four strikeouts and a walk against the Angels, according to Ken Gurnick. Also:

Penny has not looked anything like the two-time All-Star that opened last season 13-1. For comparison sake, he brings a 5.09 ERA into Monday night's start, double the 2.54 ERA he had after the same nine starts last year....He already has as many losses as he did all last season.

Meanwhile, "Arroyo has pitched 12 consecutive scoreless innings and has allowed just one run over his last 15 innings," so don't be fooled by the losing record and fat ERA. All signs point to a Dodgers loss tonight—which probably means they'll win, because I can't figure this team out.

101 comments:

Orel said...

Pierre, LF
Ethier, RF
Martin, C
Kent, 2B
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
DeWitt, 3B
Maza, SS
Penny, P

Webmeister said...

ERA and Losses? Who cares, what about that plumetting K/9 rate? :)
vr, Xeifrank

Steve Sax said...

I predict a win tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Paul Bako is bak-o in the Dodger Stadium house!

Steve Sax said...

Lester gets a BoSox no-no, while Penny walks Ryan Freel on four pitches to lead off the game. Basically the same thing.

Orel said...

Penny struggling early. 1st & 3rd w/1 out.

Orel said...

Boom, 1-0 Reds.

Steve Sax said...

Vin says Penny has an awkward follow-through tonight. Well, now he's down 1-0 with one out in the first.

Orel said...

Penny gets out of it cheaply enough...1-0 Reds.

Steve Sax said...

I blink, and Pierre is already out.

Orel said...

I blink, and it's already the 2nd inning.

Orel said...

Penny K's Hairston to start the 2nd. Is he warming up?

Orel said...

2-0 Reds. Penny is pulling a Lowe.

Orel said...

Loney saves Penny's bacon! Way to go, James!

Orel said...

Bronson Arroyo is from the Ministry of Silly Pitches.

karina said...

Is King James' defense coming back?

Orel said...

DeWitt hits into the inning-ending DP. But at least we're getting some hits.

Orel said...

James has great stretch and range, Karina. Maybe his throwing could use some help.

Orel said...

S.O.S....S.O.S....Reds 4, Dodgers 0...

karina said...

You're right. If he does improve his throwing, he could be Gold Glove material.

(post deleted due to freudian slip)

Orel said...

Freudian slip? "Gold Love material"?

karina said...

no, Orel. I said "Gold Glove Winner", but i thought it could be a little bit exaggerated. I love James Loney as a player, hence his nickname.

Orel said...

Spurs advance.

Orel said...

Aha.

karina said...

I avoid at all times to make references towards baseball players looks. I'm a serious and passionate baseball fan, it wouldn't be adequate

karina said...

don't believe me?

karina said...

Erin's a Spurs fan, right?

Orel said...

You've established your baseball credibility here, Karina. But I understand where you're coming from.

Ethier doubles!

Orel said...

Erin is. She should be happy.

Orel said...

E-6, Reds! 4-2 Reds.

karina said...

Orel, having innocent crushes on Dodgers players is like having a crush on your best friend's way older and attractive brother...recipe for disaster...i'd admit something if you know who Bacon Pants and Man Muscles are.

p.s: i wrote Gold Glove winner

karina said...

Brad Penny was helping himself...what happened exactly with my son Russell Martin?

karina said...

you're not allowed to google those names!

Orel said...

Aw, James leaves two on!

Orel said...

Dinner's on! Bon appetit!

karina said...

He really sucks. Maza can play first, bring him on!

karina said...

Bon appetit, Orel!

Damon said...

Man our SP's are horrible

karina said...

Pretty inconsistent, i'm afraid Penny and Lowe are secretly battling injuries.

karina said...

Adam Dunn is working the count. I don't like this.

karina said...

So Dunn's with the RBI single....

karina said...

If the Dodgers lose, i can say i saw Jon Lester's no hitter.

karina said...

Loney and Kemp back to back RBI singles! Dodgers are back in the game!

Damon said...

Penny 4bb 2k's

Damon said...

Does Kent really have to bat 4th every game?

Orel said...

Wha happen? Tie game!

Orel said...

Bacon Pants plays for the Giants!

Damon said...

Bako looked like he was taking a dump there

Orel said...

Hold 'em, Beimel!

Orel said...

How was that not a strike???

Orel said...

Atta boy, Beimel! K's Griffey!

Orel said...

Beimel will K Dunn here.

Orel said...

Dammit, Beimel balks! He has such a good move you figure it's just a matter of time.

Orel said...

Ack! Beimel hits Dunn!

Orel said...

Yeah, Beimel!

Orel said...

Kemp is fast!

Damon said...

This Matt Kemp kid is good

Orel said...

Yeah, let's keep him.

Orel said...

This Bako fella is a PITA.

Orel said...

Nice to see Broxton dealing again.

Orel said...

Here we go, time to score in the 8th and finish it in the 9th!

Orel said...

Hmmm, Hu - Maza - Pierre. Maybe we'll have to win it in the 9th then.

Damon said...

who's worse Sanez or Sweeny?

Orel said...

Okay, let's see if Juan Pierre can steal 2nd, 3rd and home with 2 out.

Damon said...

Scrappy

Orel said...

Sweeney by a mile. Remember Saenz used to be decent.

Orel said...

dammit

Damon said...

In before Matt Kemp HR

Damon said...

Hopefully Saito can get the W I need it for my fantasy team

Steve Sax said...

Damon, Saito needs a win for the Dodgers' fantasy winning streak

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I don't get the "Bako is a PITA" line

Damon said...

LOL ROOKIE

Steve Sax said...

Stormy Weathers? First pitch double from Martin...

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, single + error

Damon said...

no base hit and an error by the ss

Steve Sax said...

Boy, Kent looks OOOOOOLD up there swinging.

Steve Sax said...

Kent moves the man over with his middle-infield power.

Steve Sax said...

FJL up to the plate...and they're walking him!!! Chicken.

Orel said...

PITA = pain in the ass

Damon said...

DICK POLE SIGHTING

Orel said...

Jesus, why IBB two guys in a row?

Steve Sax said...

They're walking KEMP too?

I guess Dusty remembers a lot of this crap when he was managing Barry.

Orel said...

DeWitt is hitting 1.000 with RISP!

Steve Sax said...

No prssure, DeWitt...

Orel said...

heh heh, Dick Pole

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt with DeWhiff on strike 1...1 and 1 the count.

Steve Sax said...

Crap, 1 and 2!

Orel said...

Shoulda taken the hit, Blake!

Damon said...

awww dewitt you need to take one for the team

Orel said...

6 FOR 6!

Steve Sax said...

DODGERS WIN!!!! WAY TO GO BLAKE!!!

Orel said...

DeWitt's getting mobbed! Love it!

Damon said...

DeClutch

Steve Sax said...

I love watching all the Dodgers come out and congratulate the game-winner all at once. Way to go, Blake!

Orel said...

Use more cliches, Blake!

Steve Sax said...

Can't wait to see Steve Lyons' tie tonight.

Good night, everybody!

Damon said...

ok see you guys tomorrow. I've been really flaky about watching the games lately so hopefully this will start it back up

Orel said...

This game goes up there with the win over the Rockies when Broxton overcame Hu's throwing error.

Orel said...

Don't be a stranger, Damon!

Steve Sax said...

100th comment. Now I can go to sleep.

Winning streak is at ONE!

Webmeister said...

Magic number trimmed to 124.
vr, Xeifrank