Sunday, July 13, 2008

Game 95 Thread: July 13 vs. Marlins, 1p

Chad Billingsley (8-8, 3.37) vs. Andrew Miller (5-8, 5.09)

COMMENTS: With today's game, the first half of the season comes to a merciful end, what with the Dodgers teasing fans with first place for a few brief moments, before ripping fans' hearts out of their chest cavities and jumping up and down on top of the bloodied, pulsing masses until they stop beating altogether.

Bitter? Why should I be bitter? You know who deserves to be bitter--Matt Kemp, who has served in the leadoff slot admirably, hitting with power and providing speed, before getting replaced by old and gimpy Nomar Garciaparra. Or how about Hiroki Kuroda, who gave a quality start last night only to see the Dodgers fail to convert (bases loaded, one out in the first yields one meager run). Or Andre Ethier, whose team-leading 11th home run to tie the game in the eighth only helped to set up Ramon Troncoso's meltdown in the 11th, losing the game. Or anyone else in the Dodgers lineup who has to suffer through watching a five strikeout performance from the thoroughly awful black hole that is Andruw Jones (whose bad performance does not lose him his starting slot, while others' good performances inexplicably lose them theirs). No, I'm not bitter. But I am going to take the All-Star break to recharge the batteries; I suggest the Dodgers, and Joe Torre, do the same. Oh, and a win today against the Marlins after dropping the first three would be nice.

49 comments:

Orel said...

Kemp, RF
Ethier, LF
Martin, C
Garciaparra, SS
Jones, CF
Loney, 1B
LaRoche, 3B
Maza, 2B
Billingsley, P

Orel said...

D'backs 2, Phils 0 in the 5th.

Orel said...

D'backs 2, Phils 1, bot 6.

karina said...

Gonzo with the RBI double.

Dodger s 0-Marlins 1

Garciaparra with a great catch.

karina said...

Infield hit by Kemp, showing some ability with the bat and speed. PLEASE, don't trade him!

Orel said...

Luis Gonzalez says hello with an RBI double. 1-0 Marlins.

Orel said...

Ugly pitch, ugly throw to second, ugly steal. I'll still take it.

Epale, Karina!

karina said...

Matt Kemp steals second. Ethier working the pitcher.

karina said...

Ethier walks. No outs. Son next.

karina said...

Epale, Orel!

You're right, if that play had to be measured in terms of beauty, it'd mark very low in the scale.

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo, no out!

karina said...

Martin walks. Rancho Ardiendo!

karina said...

Hit something right, Mr. Garciaparra

karina said...

On Dodgers related news, DeJesus had a great Future All-Stars game.

Orel said...

Are you watching on TV today?

Orel said...

Thank you, Dan Uggla! For some reason Gonzo didn't call him off. 1-1 tie.

karina said...

That run was scored due to the sun. I'll still take it! (in Orel words)

Orel said...

Let's see if Andruw hits into a triple play.

karina said...

Yes, i am, but not for long. I'm going out in a while...unless i convince him to go somewhere to watch the game.

Orel said...

Better! Andruw works the walk! 2-1 Dodgers!

karina said...

Jones walks. It's not the best thing, but i'll still take it.

Orel said...

Loney double! We need this!

karina said...

King James with the 2 run RBI double!

Orel said...

Date #4?

Orel said...

LaRoche's groundout scores another! 5-1 Dodgers, 1 out!

karina said...

Yes.

Orel said...

Maza with the successful squeeze—but he fell on his butt after the bunt! The pitcher had to tag him out in the batter's box.

karina said...

My heart is going to explode with joy; a squeeze play!

Orel said...

Wow, have fun!

Orel said...

D'backs lost!

karina said...

Thanks!. But i'd love to watch the game, where do we go?. I only can think Hooters.

karina said...

Have a great day!

Orel said...

Kemp doubles to open the second!

Orel said...

Hooters may not be such a great choice.

Orel said...

Kemp steals third!

Orel said...

Nomar doubles in Kemp! 7-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Andruw back to his K-ing ways.

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo again!

Orel said...

What insurance is that, Yogi?

Orel said...

Lurch!

Orel said...

Red Sox just took first place in the AL East. Whoopee.

Orel said...

Chad: KKKKK.

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Orel said...

Bills ends up with 13 K's. Wow. 9-1 Dodgers bot 8.

Steve Sax said...

Nice to see us actually show up with the bats, right before we have to put them away for the momentum-killing break.

Orel said...

P.S.: Love the cartoon Marlin!