Friday, August 29, 2008

Game 135 Thread: August 29 @ D'backs, 6.40p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-9, 3.87) vs. Doug Davis (5-8, 4.63).

121 comments:

Orel said...

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

Finally, Martin leading off...just when he's hitting the wall. Great.

Erin said...

Torre is nothing if not a master of timing.

karina said...

Comedy. Seriously, Torre loves to pull pranks on us.

Eric Karros said...

Hello folks.

Orel said...

Two on, one out for Jeffy.

Eric Karros said...

One out two on according to game day. If it's running behind don't tell me what's going to happen.

Eric Karros said...

Hi Orel. Kent has a chance to do some damage with RISP. Although I no longer consider a runner to be in scoring position until he's at least half-way between 3rd and home.

Eric Karros said...

Was that a double-steal?

Orel said...

Double steal on strike three to Kent?

Orel said...

Unintentional IBB to Kemp?

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo. I have a bad feeling about this....

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo. Go, King James!

Orel said...

Gameday is fritzy. Did we score?

karina said...

Not yet.

Eric Karros said...

Hello Karina and accompanying Gnome. Let's hope Loney un-ardiendos the rancho!

Eric Karros said...

I like the hopeful use of the word 'yet'

Orel said...

Yup, same ol' Dodgers.

Eric Karros said...

Although I guesss 'not yet' could mean tomorrow

karina said...

No, they didn't score.

Eric Karros said...

Another trifecta of LOBs, baby.

Orel said...

I bet the D'backs score this inning.

Orel said...

Where is Booger and his caps lock fury?

Eric Karros said...

I bet they don't even get a guy on base.

karina said...

It's always hopeful, as in this current game. And tomorrow, and the day after that.

Eric Karros said...

I think the Dodgers will win today.

Orel said...

You win, EK.

Eric Karros said...

They may have lost 9 of their last 10, but they're way too talented to lose 10 of 11.

Eric Karros said...

Woo hoo!

Eric Karros said...

Wow I couldn't even do #1 fast enough to not miss the top of the 2nd.

karina said...

If my memory is correct, Davis pitched great just before his cancer surgery against Dodgers. Next start, which i guess it was on Dodger Stadium, he lost.
So, maybe they could win this game.

Eric Karros said...

I can't verify that Karina but I generally take what you say as fact.

Eric Karros said...

Another 1-2-3 inning for Kuroda

Eric Karros said...

Right now my attention between following this on GameDay and watching 'Dan In Real Life' on TV is split about 50-50.

karina said...

Son Martin singled!

karina said...

Thanks for your confidence, Eric. What is "Dan in the real life"?

karina said...

Ethier GIDP.

karina said...

Manny singled.

Eric Karros said...

It's a movie with Steve Carell

Orel said...

single
DP
single

great timing

Eric Karros said...

But now I've changed the TV to an american football game

Eric Karros said...

Have either of you seen the movie 'Tell No One'?

karina said...

Nope.

Eric Karros said...

Hiroki's faced minimum thru 3

karina said...

Good Kuroda showed up. Now, he needs some clutch.

Eric Karros said...

Well you should see it Karina so you can explain it to me.

karina said...

According to FoxSports, the Dodgers have 34% chance to make the playoffs. Rest of the article:

http://tinyurl.com/56ljn4

karina said...

Ok, link of that movie, Eric?

Eric Karros said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362225/

karina said...

I'm reading about that movie on imdb.com

Orel said...

I think Mrs. Orel saw "Tell No One."

Eric Karros said...

It was really good, but I bet it would have been even better if I understood anything past the first 30 minutes

Eric Karros said...

Oh yes? What did Mrs. Orel think? I just got back from seeing it an hour ago

karina said...

I'm intrigued about that film. I should look for it.

karina said...

Back to back fly-outs, back to back singles, Kuroda's turn, he grounded out. *Sigh*

karina said...

Davis has given up 5 hits and a couple of walks and they haven't scored. Please someone call Maury Willis to give everyone in the roster classes of bunting, since they can't hit with men on base. End of the rant.

karina said...

Young broke the no-no of Kuroda.

Orel said...

EK, Mrs. Orel said it was good but wondered if it would have gotten made in the States.

There goes the perfecto.

karina said...

Dunn and his RBI double. Eric, could you translate this:

"en el beisbol, lo que no haces te lo hacen"

Orel said...

Dunn doubles in a run. 1-0 D'backs.

karina said...

It'd be something like "In baseball, what you don't do, they will do it to you"

karina said...

This is not fair for Kuroda.

Eric Karros said...

"In baseball, what you don't do, they do to you"

Eric Karros said...

yes - who said that, Karina?

karina said...

Yours was a better translation. It's a saying, like Rancho Ardiendo or La Via de la Verguenza.

Orel said...

"in the baseball, which beams do not do it to you"

Eric Karros said...

Is Borat helping you with that translation, Orel?

Eric Karros said...

Actually the best translation is probably "In baseball, what you don't do is done to you"

Eric Karros said...

Hopefully the Dodgers won't get nueve arepa-d today

karina said...

La Via de la Verguenza: an 1-3 grounder out.

karina said...

Hey! you remember every venezuelan baseball expression. Congrats!

karina said...

Ethier singled. Manny: in play (no outs)

Eric Karros said...

I'm going to bed after this inning whether or not we score

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo again.

Orel said...

Only one out this time.

Orel said...

DODGERS SCORE
DODGERS SCORE

karina said...

Go King James!

karina said...

Dodgers 2-Dbacks 1

Eric Karros said...

ocho arepas y un palo!

Now I'm making up my own venezuelan expressions

Eric Karros said...

Ok, good night everyone!

stace3125 said...

Just wondereing if anyone would answer a question about Jeff Kent? Now that he's struggling is he going to say it's because he's 40, just like his reply about the Vin Scully comment.

karina said...

Que descanses, Eric! Loving your venezuelan expressions.

karina said...

Hideous Garciaparra throw. It should had been a double play.

Announcers at The Strike Zone Channel:

The Dodgers are discovering new ways to lose games.

karina said...

No outs. Men in scoring position. Jeff Salazar pinch-hitting for Davis.

stace3125 said...

Dodgers are starting to give this game away with errors again. Where's our stellar defense when we need it?

karina said...

Game tied. Rancho Ardiendo for the Dbacks. No outs.

karina said...

Dodgers 2-DBacks 4.

Melvin was ejected but i don't know why.

karina said...

Juan for four at the plate. 100 appearances this season...

karina said...

Pierre strikes out.

Announcer at Strike Zone Channel: Juan Pierre, the player with most hits in the last four season, now he's a bench player in the Dodgers.

I wonder how people get paid to talk about baseball.

Orel said...

Stace, I don't see Kent making his age an excuse. He's getting paid $9 million this year, after which he'll retire. He'll end his career on a bad note if he complains about being an old man. Which he is.

stace3125 said...

I know this will be his last year. But why is it when Vin Scully compliments him on improving his average by hitting in front of Manny he says that at the age of 40 he has experience, but now when he's struggling where's his experience? He needs to step up and walk the talk.

Erin said...

Hey guys.

Melvin was ejected arguing a fan interference call. Loney went sliding to try to catch Conor Jackon's foul pop-up, and a fan leaned over and caught it instead. The ump called Jackson out on fan interference, and Melvin yelled about it for a while.

I only heard it on the radio, and I just got home and have yet to see a replay, so I don't know what it looked like, but Steiner said the fan obviously leaned over.

stace3125 said...

My bible verse for the day says it all for the Dodgers today "... be on alert, stand firm in faith, act like men, be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13.
I hope it works for them!

Erin said...

Funny you mention it stace, since when I was in the car listening to the game on the radio, I yelled, "Come on Dodgers! You're men! Act like it!"

karina said...

Blake with an RBI double.

karina said...

Amen, Stace.

karina said...

and Erin...

karina said...

Erin, i don't like your Red Sox tonight.

karina said...

Kemp singles, proving his talent: a bad swing, a broken bat and if Ojeda wasn't on the right position and made a great jump, it could have been a double.

karina said...

Loney GIDP.

karina said...

#100!

Erin said...

Sorry about the Red Sox, Karina.

Not sorry enough to hope they lose for you the rest of the weekend, though.

karina said...

I'm torn because of the Dodgers/White Sox games tonight.

karina said...

Erin, it's not personal. Sports fandom is sacred.

Booger said...

PIECE OF SHIT NOMAR!!!!!

CHAN HO PARK IS A STUPID FUCK!!!!!

karina said...

Orel was missing you and your caps, Booger.

karina said...

Francisco Rodriguez and his 52 saves...i'm proud!

stace3125 said...

What is going on with Nomar? Is he rushing himself too much? Our defense has let us down this whole roadtrip. Actually everything has let us down this roadtrip!!!

Booger said...

Yeah, i had a prior engagement. I rushed to see the game. What a huge mistake that was.

Booger said...

Its probably my fault they are losing

Booger said...

This team is pretty pathetic. the last time they were this awful was when Brad Penny & Kenny Lofton started fighting. Ph, and last year too.

karina said...

Suckweeney depresses me.

Alex Cora said...

Wow, just get home and this game is REDUNKULOUS. Ugh, Now it is 9-3 AZ. WTF? Where the hell did our heart go? Are we the new cubs with a curse?

stace3125 said...

I'm going to bed. Can't stand to hear about another one getting away. I don't think we ever had this game in our sites. Hopefully tomorrow is another chanch! yeah, right!

karina said...

Bad News Bears, LA edition.

Alex Cora said...

Wow, they didn't score with the bases loaded. I was sure that Johnson was going to give up at least 2. Small and meaningless victories.

karina said...

With this team, we'll just have to take the small triumphs.

Alex Cora said...

Ok Manny hit a 7 run home run right here...you can do it!

karina said...

Manny double. 2 outs.

Alex Cora said...

Manny can flat out rake. Unfortunately everyone else is using a shovel to dig our graves.

Alex Cora said...

G A M E O V E R. 4.5 games out. This sucks. I am crying blue tears.

karina said...

edit: blue tears made of blue blood. My favorite men keep on breaking my heart.