Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Game 152 Thread: Sept 17 @ Pirates, 4p

Chad Billingsley (15-10, 3.02) vs. Zach Duke (5-14, 4.84).

COMMENTS: Lest we start getting cocky, with a 4.5 game lead over the Diamondbacks with 11 to play, plus having won the first two games of this Pirates series with ease (assuring the Dodgers of at least a series split), let us remind you: This is Zach Duke about which we're talking. Fifth in the voting for NL Rookie of the Year in 2005. Only two starts removed from a complete game shutout. And Duke is 1-0 against us this year. So we should approach this hazard, and today's game, with the requisite amount of seriousness. (No need to wear the Daisy Dukes, Manny!)

58 comments:

Neeebs said...

Daisy Duke was smoking hot. She should have had a place in the Venn.

Orel said...

Martin, C
Ethier, RF
Ramirez, LF
Blake, 3B
Garciaparra, 1B
Kemp, CF
Ozuna, 2B
Berroa, SS
Billingsley, P

Andrew said...

Its light hitting Dominican night in Pittsburgh! The first two in the park tonight get a spot in the Dodgers Line up!

Steve Sax said...

Ozuna wields the only "U" in today's lineup.

Orel said...

What about Russell? Or Nomur?

karina said...

Pirates scored one run at the first. Morgan had the leadoff double, Sanchez grounded, moved Morgan to third. Doumit hit the RBI single.

karina said...

Opps, Sanchez reached first due to error of Blake. Bottom of the 3rd.

Orel said...

Nomur RBI!

Orel said...

Wow, Duke walks Bills on five pitches. Rancho Ardiendo for the Dodgers, two out, Martin up.

karina said...

Son 2 run RBI double!

karina said...

Dodgers 4, Pirates 2...

Steve Sax said...

Nice to see Martin, pilloried in the LAT today, come back with the two-RBI double to give us the lead...

Going to the other side! Go Dodgers!

karina said...

Sorry for the delay, i´m doing 3 or 4 things at once...

karina said...

Adam LaRoche HR. Dodgers 4, Pirates 3

Steve Sax said...

The other LaRoche gets a solo HR, but it's still the Dodgers in the lead 4-3 at the end of 5.

Steve Sax said...

Webb vs Sanchez tonight in AZ.

Steve Sax said...

Mets and Phils, both winning their respective games.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp gets his third hit, and is now 3-for-3. Two on, two out for Ozuna.

Steve Sax said...

Uh oh, Nomar just got hurt, bad.

Steve Sax said...

Did anyone see it? What happened?

Steve Sax said...

Sounds like he went down btwn third and home when he tried to hold up?

Loney Fan said...

Nomar was rounding third and tried to stop and turn back. His legs slipped out from underneath him a little, but it really did not look like anything that bad. Nomar sure stayed down like it was a broken leg, but it looked like a sprain or a pulled muscle. But this is Nomar, so I am sure he'll be out until 2010.

Orel said...

At least that frees up a spot on the post-season roster.

karina said...

Bills has Rancho Ardiendo after 2 strikeouts.

Steve Sax said...

Bills is struggling here, loaded bases with the other LaRoche up again...

Steve Sax said...

LaRoche gives up a grand slam. Great.

Orel said...

You know, Adam LaRoche should show some appreciation that the Dodgers traded his brother to his team.

Steve Sax said...

Bills is done, 7-4 Bucs.

Steve Sax said...

Karina, he just did, by kicking Chad in the nuts.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, sorry that was a comment for you.

Rick Monday has made 4 verbal gaffes in the last two minutes. Someone, cut him off and put him in a taxi back to the hotel.

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday made it sound like the Dodgers were doomed, down by 3.

Young's PH double changed his tone, fast.

Steve Sax said...

Martin gets an RBI

Steve Sax said...

7-5, men at the corners, none out, sixth inning.

Orel said...

I love a team that fights back!

karina said...

Sean Burnett played for Aguilas last winter, he was our best starting pitcher. However, Dodgers, i beg you to show no mercy with him 1) i want you to get in the postseason ASAP, 2) The Pirates prohibited him to keep playing in Venezuela, killing Aguilas chances to get into the postseason, therefore breaking my heart.

karina said...

Ethier sac-flied Burnett, he was removed...Pirates are mean to me...

karina said...

Blake GIDP.

karina said...

Game tied!. Berroa was out at third, was it a close call?. There's the saying the first and third out can't never be at third base.

karina said...

The run that tied the game, was made of an Ozuna single and a Berroa double.

I see how Berroa was out, i'm sorry for my clumsiness.

karina said...

Doumit 2 run HR, off Elbert.

Pirates 9, Dodgers 7

Orel said...

This is not a pitching duel.

karina said...

Jason Johnson coming in, with runners in scoring position, very stressful...

Orel said...

SF 3, AZ 0 in the 1st.

Loney Fan said...

I know Torre wants to see as many pitchers as possible before the playoffs start, but maybe we should lock up a playoff position before we screw around with guys like S. Elbert.

With Garrett on bass said...

I'm not sure why Torre would put Elbert in such a pressure situation, especially when Proctor was doing so well. Lefty/righty match-up? And how do you leave Elbert in there after a walk, home run, and then another hit?

Orel said...

Manny's going to hit a 7-run HR. I can feel it.

Orel said...

Off to battle traffic. And listen to Rick Monday. Ugh.

karina said...

Pirates are hitting Dodgers like they were a piƱata.

Loney Fan said...

As if it couldn't get worse. Have a good one Orel, it's going to be a long top of the eighth.

Loney Fan said...

Ouch

karina said...

Both teams have the same amount of hits, differences: Dodgers LOB 11, Pirates 7. Besides, the Pirates have 4 more extrabase hits, which includes a triple and a couple of HRs.

karina said...

King James with the leadoff single...yes, they can!

karina said...

Kemp singles...no outs

karina said...

Sweeney SINGLED!. Rancho Ardiendo, no outs!

karina said...

Berroa forced out. King James scores.

Runners at the corners.

Loney Fan said...

Love the enthusiasm Karina, too bad it didn't work out. Come on Giants!

karina said...

Dodgers obviously lost. Arizona is up 6 to 3, third inning.

p.s: does anyone remember when Sweeney had his last single?

karina said...

Go hated ones!. Loney fan, there's not such a thing like not enough hope, glass is always hall full.