Sunday, August 03, 2008

Game 111 Thread: Aug. 3 vs. D'backs, 1p

Jason Johnson (1-0, 1.38) vs. Doug Davis (4-5, 3.86).

COMMENTS: Here we are at .500 again, wondering if Mannymania will be the balloon that floats us into the rarefied air of teams with a winning record. Everyone except Joe Torre agrees Andre Ethier should be starting in the outfield ahead of Juan Pierre, but guess who fills out the lineup card? But even Torre would agree a minor league assignment for Andruw Jones would be a good thing. Until that happens, the Dodgers hope their Spackled-together fifth starter can turn in another solid performance.

18 comments:

Erin said...

I'll be there today, sitting in loge. And then I'm attending Norma's Carne Asada Sunday!

Orel said...

Be sure to get a picture with Nomar!

Orel said...

Pierre, CF
Kemp, RF
Martin, C
Ramirez, LF
Kent, 2B
Loney, 1B
Blake, 3B
Berroa, SS
Johnson, P

I wish Ethier could play SS.

Orel said...

Teixeira hit a go-ahead grand slam for the Angels today.

stace3125 said...

I loved seeing the pictures of the players from the 80's. Where were you Orel? Steve Sax was my first favorite Dodger. It was great to see him at the luncheon. I only have one question, what is with all of the grey hair?? You still look as great as you did in your heyday, though.
LOL
Stace

stace3125 said...

I was very upset, understated, when I first heard the Dodgers were getting Manny Ramirez. But watching him play and seeing how the fans react to him being a Dodger, I am excited because of the enthusiasm he brings to the club. This is what they have been needing all year. Someone to be the spark plug since Furcal went down. Dodgers are already up 2 - 0 in the bottom of the first.

Steve Sax said...

2-2 tie thanks to a blooper from Doug Davis. Jason Johnson looks horrendous here in the second.

Can we bat Manny every inning?

Bottom of the second, here comes Berroa, Johnson, Pierre.

Steve Sax said...

Man on second with one out, and Pierre hits a fly ball to center.

Thanks, Juan! You are now 0-for-2 despite all the spin that Vin is trying to tell us about you being the "hot hand"!

Damon said...

I love Kemp

Damon said...

I also love Martin

Orel said...

Yeah, where was I? At least Gibson made it.

I am also warming up to Manny. Now if Torre would bat someone besides Kent behind him.

Redhead said...

Orel, Fck the Angels. Please, Please anybody but the Angels!!

Rob said...

Don't worry, they lost the game anyway.

Orel said...

Can you imagine Mike Scioscia's RSVP to the 80's luncheon? "Sorry, I'm working."

This is a slooooow game.

stace3125 said...

At least the Dodgers are able to maintain the lead. Hopefully Manny is over his butterfly stage.

Orel said...

The Drew family hates the Dodgers. 5-3 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Manny is a guaranteed first-pitch swinger.

Orel said...

MAN-E