Sunday, August 24, 2008

Game 130 Thread: August 24 @ Phillies, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-9, 3.97) vs. Joe Blanton (6-12, 4.87).

COMMENTS:

STAT OF THE DAY: Dodgers' record with Manny Ramirez: 11-10.

123 comments:

Steve Sax said...

We may be slip-slidin' away, but at least the D-backs lost today.

karina said...

ESPNdeportes interviewed Mariano Duncan about Manny Ramirez, he said he's not only brought his batting skills, but he's given a lot of enthusiasm into the clubhouse. Then, Duncan says and i quote, i'd regret if the team doesn't sign him for the next year.

karina said...

Another stat: Dodgers offense only have 5 singles in the last 3 games.

karina said...

Ethier walks, Kent singles, Manny's up.

karina said...

Kemp, CF
Ethier, RF
Kent, 2B
Ramirez, LF
Loney, 1B
Garciaparra, SS
Blake, 3B
Martin, C
Kuroda, P

karina said...

Manny HBP. Rancho Ardiendo, King James at the plate.

karina said...

King James RBI single, still Rancho Ardiendo, one out.

karina said...

Blake struck out with Rancho Ardiendo.

karina said...

Kuroda with a leadoff single!

karina said...

Kemp walks. Runners at first and second. No outs. Ethier is at the plate.

karina said...

Kemp force out at second. Runners at the corners. Sincerely, that Ethier hit looked more thah a GIDP.

karina said...

Kent GIDP. Bah.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! I see we've given Kuroda an entire run of support to work with.

karina said...

Utley RBI single. Ruiz scores. Game tied.

karina said...

Epale, Orel! it seems it was a busy weekend for all and/or the Dodgers have sucked big time these few days.

karina said...

Former Aguilas del Zulia Victorino robbed King James of a double (at least). Great play backwards from the plate.

karina said...

Pierre was caught stealing. Clear bases, Kemp at the plate.

Rob said...

I find the lack of baserunners disturbing.

Rob said...

Or in the immortal words of Altered Images, "I could be crappy."

karina said...

"Could". This team is subperforming this weekend.

karina said...

Ethier stole second. How come Pierre took away a lot of his playing time?

karina said...

Kent RBI single. Dodgers 2-Phillies 1.

Rob said...

Wow! Victory snatched from the jaws of ... oh, hell, Chan Ho Park.

Rob said...

Werth down on strikes! Nice.

Rob said...

Nice inning by Park.

karina said...

ESPNdeportes trivia question:

who was the first dominican player to ever play with the Dodgers?

Manny Mota.

karina said...

Kuo is on the bullpen.

karina said...

Suckweeney sight.

Rob said...

I was close to saying Sandy Amoros, but he was Cuban.

karina said...

That was a great relief.

Orel said...

Looks like Torre is sticking to his Park-Kuo-Broxton combo.

Orel said...

Ethier with the two-out single. Insurance would be nice.

karina said...

Go, Brox!

Orel said...

Nice new avatar, Karina!

Orel said...

Broxton seems to have a problem getting the first batter out.

karina said...

Thanks, Orel. I like that pic becuase it documents a very happy moment, however i don't look my usual very well groomed...

karina said...

Victorino took lots of time to steal second, thanks the Lord for the foul bunt...

Orel said...

One down, man on second....

Orel said...

You're wearing a Manny-esque doo-rag!

karina said...

I hadn't slept in a couple of days, i was having a bad hair day, so i bought a scarf from a street vendor, at the very last minute...

Orel said...

Great block by Russell.

Rob said...

It's quite fetching.

Orel said...

Another great save by Martin.

karina said...

Broxton is wild, making son Martin to show his catching skills.

Orel said...

Broxton needs to throw that off-speed pitch more often.

Rob said...

99 MPH K. Jeez.

Orel said...

K on the high heat! 99 mph!

Orel said...

Amazing what an additional five miles can do.

karina said...

By the way, Mariano Duncan: "Joe Torre marching and Chowder Society". I just saw the clip, the man worships Torre.

Orel said...

Unintentional intentional walk. Should have just plunked him.

Orel said...

Lucky for Duncan that Torre decided to keep him around!

Orel said...

If Pedro Feliz beats us I will jump off my roof.

Rob said...

Adventure! Excitement! Rum, sodomy, and the lash!

Orel said...

*splat*

Rob said...

Broxton sux0rz.

Erin said...

Hey guys.

And this is why I have no faith in Broxton.

Orel said...

Time for some Irish whiskey, perhaps?

karina said...

Orel, i hope you haven't jumped from the roof...

Erin said...

I think Andy Tracy would have done no damage at all if we had just pitched him like a guy who has only 136 games of MLB experience, and was just called up.

Rob said...

Jimmy Rollins will beat the Dodgers and the Phans will implode from loathing and loving him at the same time.

Orel said...

Erin, are you going bidding in the next half hour or so?

Erin said...

No, Orel. It's unfortunately past my limit at this point.

Orel said...

Well, that was our best chance. Although Manny is leading off the next inning.

Rob said...

Or not.

Orel said...

It was a noble effort (or two), Erin.

karina said...

Next time, Erin.

Orel said...

Manny singles. I'll take it.

Orel said...

Loney singles!

Erin said...

From mlb.com:

"It's not unusual for Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier to work a walk, as he ranks third on Los Angeles with 39 free passes.

What was odd about his first-inning walk on Sunday is that he drew five balls from Phillies starter Joe Blanton before taking first base.

Home-plate umpire Jerry Layne apparently lost track of the count before awarding Ethier first following the fifth ball of the at-bat."

karina said...

Suckweeney. If he hits something, i promise i won't joke with him in a week.

karina said...

Suckweeney is so bad, he tried to bunt as a pinch-hitter.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Erin said...

I like when Joe Morgan calls someone a "contact hitter." As if other hitters blow on the ball to put it in play.

Orel said...

I didn't see that, Erin. It would be funny if we didn't suck so much right now.

Orel said...

One ball in the air, Casey. That's all we needed.

Orel said...

GOD WE SUCK

Erin said...

Bases loaded, nobody out, and not a damn thing to show for it. We deserve to lose.

BOOGER said...

I CANT FUCKEN TAKE THIS BULLSHIT ANYMORE!!!!

THIS TEAM ALWAYS PULL THIS STUFF EVERY OTHER NIGHT.

BROXTON AND MARTIN ARE CHOKE ARTISTS!

Orel said...

You do your name proud, Booger!

BOOGER said...

They have blown at least 5-10 late inning leads within the past 2 weeks.

Orel said...

Nice nab by Loney there.

karina said...

Great catch, King James!

Orel said...

Have they even had 5-10 late leads to protect recently?

Erin said...

I like that they "always" do it "every other night." So, always sometimes?

BOOGER said...

2 against the giants, 2 against the brewers, and tonight. so I guess thats 5.

So 5.

Erin said...

I count four since August 9. The two against SF on August 9 and 10, the one against Milwaukee on August 16, and the one against Colorado on August 20.

BOOGER said...

Beimel for closer....

Orel said...

Nice. Howard picked off.

karina said...

Great defense, boys! now win this ballgame!

Erin said...

Okay, I didn't count the other one against the Brewers because we won.

BOOGER said...

yeah, you are forgetting the saturday game against the brewers when they gave up the lead in the 8th. tied in the 9th, and lost in the 10th.

Orel said...

The Josh auctions are going nuts.

BOOGER said...

i guess we are both correct since they lost 4 of the 5.

BOOGER said...

Angel Berroa, another stud from the Colletti stable.

Orel said...

Berroa singles! Let's load the bases again and score nobody!

karina said...

But he started the inning with a single. He has flashes of brilliance.

karina said...

You know, Aguilas is the same. Load the bases and score nothing. It's so typical. Maybe i'm the problem.

BOOGER said...

Come on Andre "Prettiest man i ever saw" Ethier!!

Erin said...

It's okay, everyone. Ozuna is coming to the plate.

Erin said...

100!

BOOGER said...

to quote vin, hopefully that guy will be gone "zuna" rather than later.

that guy doesnt belong in the bigs, he should be cutting my grass.

Erin said...

I would hope you wouldn't be saying that just because he happens to of Latino heritage.

karina said...

Erin, you read my mind.

Erin said...

Sweeney is bigger anyway. He could get the grass cutting down much more quickly. Though he might fail at that, too, I guess.

Erin said...

Manny's nonchalant way of getting the ball cost us there.

BOOGER said...

No, its because he probably never went to college.

karina said...

Victorino again. He started the inning with a double. That Manny approach to the ball and throw was were a mess.

BOOGER said...

Sweeney should be bagging groceries

karina said...

Awww, Ethier. There isn't a thing i don't like about him.

Orel said...

Looks like this game is over....

karina said...

It ain't over 'till it's over.

BOOGER said...

Typical dodger baseball.

this is most likely a result of the followng:

Tommy sold his soul to the devil

We are paying for the comments of Al Campanis

Orel said...

Awww, Karina. There isn't a thing i don't like about you.

Orel said...

If Cole Hamels beats us, I will jump off my roof. Again.

Erin said...

Orel, you mean if Cole Hamels beats us again.

Orel said...

Ozuna and Berroa playing Keystone Kops.

BOOGER said...

Berroa & Ozuna= Laurel & Hardy

Orel said...

Touché, Erin.

Orel said...

I can't fucking believe this. Yet somehow I'm not at all surprised. Good night, All.

Erin said...

How many games will the Nationals win against us?

BOOGER said...

I would like to restatement my previous comment:

BOOGER said...
I CANT FUCKEN TAKE THIS BULLSHIT ANYMORE!!!!

THIS TEAM ALWAYS PULL THIS STUFF EVERY OTHER NIGHT.

BROXTON AND MARTIN ARE CHOKE ARTISTS!

8/24/2008 8:50 PM"

why even get the other guys out!!!

Rob said...

Happy Pete wins it with a huge shot to dead center. Wow.

karina said...

I can't believe Pedro Feliz owned the Dodgers with a couple at bats. This is frustrating. Night all.