Friday, August 08, 2008

Game 115 Thread: August 8 @ Giants, 7p

Brad Penny (5-9, 5.88) vs. Barry Zito (6-13, 5.40).

COMMENTS: Penny's back! Burly Brad is making his first start after nearly two months on the disabled list. A healthy and effective Penny would do wonders for the Dodgers' chances of making the post-season. As would the return of a guy named Furcal. Remember him? Yeah, at best he's three weeks away. So right now Penny will have to play the role of Dodger Savior Not Named Manny.

And lest you think Mr. Zito is instant Dodger-bait, remember he beat the Dodgers a month ago and pitched eight shutout innings in his last start. (Okay, it was against the Padres, but still.) If there were only something noticeably different about today's Dodger team...oh wait, there is. Does Manny like curveballs? We'll see.

86 comments:

Orel said...

Kemp, RF
Martin, 3B
Kent, 2B
Manny, LF
Blake, 1B
Jones, CF
Berroa, SS
Ardoin, C
Penny, P

Shuffle-rama!

Orel said...

Kemp singles to start us off!

Steve Sax said...

No Loney in the lineup. for the first time this year? Weird.

FREE JAMES LONEY!

Orel said...

Falkenborg DFA to make room for Penny.

Orel said...

Kent fouls out on ball four.

Orel said...

Giants fans booing Manny.

Orel said...

Penny starts off with a walk.

Orel said...

Martin with the nice play on a Fred Lewis dribbler!

Orel said...

Molina doubles Winn in. 1-0 Giants.

Steve Sax said...

This is not a good start.

Steve Sax said...

Braves up 4-1 on the snakes in the bottom of the third.

Orel said...

Well, Penny isn't sharp.

At least the Braves are winning, 4-1.

Orel said...

Penny is quite wild.

Orel said...

Penny with 23 pitches in the first.

Orel said...

Blake gives it a ride on a full count but flies out to left.

Orel said...

Andruw Jones' reception in SF is surprisingly muted. You think he'd get a standing ovation.

Oh, and he fouled out on the first pitch.

karina said...

That Jones infield pop up at the first pitch was shameful.

Epale guys! watching the game on TV.

Orel said...

Berroa lines out. BABIP working against us for now.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! How are you tonight?

Orel said...

Another nice play at third by Martin.

Eric Karros said...

Is anyone watching the opening ceremonies?

Eric Karros said...

Or are they on right now on the west coast?

Epale Karina, Orel -

Orel said...

Penny with 8 pitches in the second. That's better.

Orel said...

Hey EK. Mrs. Orel is watching the opening ceremonies on the big TV. I get the small TV for the Dodgers.

Eric Karros said...

It's a pretty impressive presentation they put together. Anyways just stopping by, I gotta run!

Orel said...

ARDOIN POWER!

Orel said...

Hot date, EK?

Orel said...

Penny singles!

karina said...

Fine and quiet. How are you?

I saw opening ceremonies earlier. They were impressive, as strongly i feel about chinese government.

Eric Karros said...

Hot date with the inside of my eyelids.

karina said...

Ardoin HR! Dodgers back in the game.

Russell Martin is such a good sport.

karina said...

Sweet dreams, Eric.

Orel said...

Kemp singles!

Orel said...

Oh yeah, time difference and all. Night.

Eric Karros said...

I am not usually one for ceremonies and shows, but I gotta say what they put together was unbelievable. And that was watching it on a TV 30 feet away without sound.

Thanks Karina, good night!

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo. No outs!

Orel said...

Kent clears the bases! 4-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Heh heh, says Kent. Take that, booing Giants fans.

karina said...

Kent with a 3-run double!

Those boos are sweet music to my ears.

Orel said...

And Manny makes the first out of the inning. Go figure.

Orel said...

Karina, are you getting Vin tonight?

karina said...

Nope. Fox in EspaƱol announcers.

Orel said...

Jones walks.

Orel said...

7-1 Braves in the 5th!

Orel said...

Berroa drives in Kent! Jones is out at the plate!

karina said...

Berroa and his flashes of brilliance.

karina said...

Mom: Karin, i don't see the handsome young man playing tonight, is he taking the night off? (that's Ethier)

Me: I'd wish, mami. He doesn't start everyday.

Mom: He should. I'd like a word with the manager.

Me: You're not the only one.

Orel said...

That's priceless, Karina! I especially like "the handsome young man."

Orel said...

Weird to see Andruw with dirt on his uniform.

Orel said...

"Danny Ardoin Marching & Chowder Society." Classic!

karina said...

That's the way my mom talks about good-looking fellas. The best part is how she wants to admit it.

karina said...

Marching and Chowder Society?. I don't get it.

edit: she wants me to admit it.

karina said...

Go Penny, you took Ardoin to second!

Orel said...

Ardoin gets picked off second. Consider that HR compensated for.

karina said...

They have a four run lead so it can be forgiven.

Orel said...

Vin uses the phrase "Marching & Chowder Society" (a historical term) to describe fans of a particular player. But he usually uses it for more popular players, not guys like Ardoin.

Orel said...

You don't have to admit Ethier is handsome, Karina, but I believe you have called Aaron Rowand "Bacon Pants" in the past.

karina said...

I read that "Bacon Pants" things somewhere and i thought it was funny. He's not that cute...

karina said...

Besides he wears a Giants uniform. Kriptonite.

Orel said...

8-4 Atlanta.

karina said...

Do you know if Penny has a limited pitch count tonight?

karina said...

Ardoin and his home run tonight makes any Dodger fan part of the " Danny Ardoin Marching and Chowder Society".

Orel said...

I think 90 pitches, Karina. He's at 76 right now.

Orel said...

K-C BLAKE! 6-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

Can Andruw finish the game without striking out? 3 AB's so far.

karina said...

It'd be a minor miracle. First game of the season he doesn't K?

Orel said...

It would at least seem like it.

Orel said...

8-5 Braves, with the D'backs threatening....

Orel said...

Molina HR. 6-2 Dodgers.

karina said...

Rowand has 3 walks tonight. A single...2 outs.

Orel said...

Kent's night is done. That'll do, pig.

karina said...

Moment of truth: Will or will not Jones strike out?

karina said...

He didn't strike out. Impressive.

Orel said...

10-5 Braves!

Orel said...

11-5 Braves!

Orel said...

Park legs out a single!

karina said...

Atlanta 11-5. Go Braves!

Orel said...

Broxton in for one out? Really?

Orel said...

And Broxton loads the bases on four pitches. Nice.

karina said...

He just gave a walk to Vizquel. Rancho Ardiendo.

Orel said...

...and then ends the game on three strikes to the next batter! Nicely done, Jonathan!

Orel said...

Dodgers win! D'backs lose! 1/2 game back!

karina said...

It's a win! Let's go blue!

karina said...

Good night, Orel!

Orel said...

Night! See you next time!