Thursday, October 02, 2008

NLDS Game 2 Thread: Oct 2 @ Cubs, 6:30p

Chad Billingsley (0-0, -.--) vs. Big Z (0-0, -.--).

Comments: Oh, that crazy Nostradamus. I'm generally pretty wary of handing the floor over to him, as he can sometimes be a loose cannon. But he really insisted this time, and since he had good tidings to portend, I decided to let him have his say. Be warned though, he's been drinking pretty heavily and listening to The Beastie Boys almost constantly. But there you have it, straight from the mouth of everyone's favorite French prophet (who's apparently aligned with Anni-Frid) - Les Dodgers en quatre!

129 comments:

Orel said...

Hey Nostry, who are the Dodgers playing in the World Series?

Orel said...

Furcal, SS
Martin, C
Ramirez, LF
Ethier, RF
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
DeWitt, 2B
Blake, 3B
Billingsley, P

karina said...

Former Aquilas Shane Victorino grand-slam, breaking the tie. Phillies 5-Brewers 1. Guess C.C. Sabathia's arm is not made of rubber.

karina said...

Orel, that's the Dodger blue spirit!

Orel said...

Phillies join the Grand Slam Club: Victorino just hit one off Sabathia. 5-1 Phillies, bottom 2.

Orel said...

Hey Karina, which Big Z shows up tonight?

Eric Karros said...

Nostry is passed out in the car. He asked me to wake him when the game starts, but I might just let him sleep.

Loney Fan said...

Two days in a row with the same lineup? That's a first for Joe Torre as a Dodger right?

Steve Sax said...

Nostry really should have entered that Kragen Home Run sweepstakes during this season. He could have made some coin.

Neeebs said...

Same parking lot tonight Saxy?

Northwest corner.

I'll be cruising in the 1977 Mustang.

karina said...

Hopefully Orel, Big Z will be throwing gatorade coolers by the third inning.

I hope the boys in blue show absolutely NO MERCY.

Big Z is one of my favorite players ever since he was in the minor leagues, but i want the Dodgers in the NLCS so much i'd really wish he will be hit hard and often.

Orel said...

NO MERCY!

karina said...

http://tinyurl.com/3s7e5x

Langston said...

How depressing do you expect their fans to be tonight?

Orel said...

Nice, Karina!

Langston said...

Of course on the Zung self-rating depression scale.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zung_Self-Rating_Depression_Scale

Orel said...

Depressing? Not very. Depressed? Very.

Langston said...

Orel, that was a much needed correction.

Mr. Customer said...

he's been drinking pretty heavily and listening to The Beastie Boys almost constantly.

Wow, that's some coincidence...

karina said...

Thanks, Orel...

Here we go...NO MERCY!

karina said...

Mr. Customer, are you implying our Nostry is a cubbie?

Langston said...

Is anyone else watching the game on TBS hot corner? If so, is the audio going in and out for you?

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, I think you'll find that Mustang nothing but a money pit.

I have a feeling Martin will break out tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

Karina,

No, I'm implying that I've been drinking pretty heavily and listening to The Beastie Boys almost constantly!

Steve Sax said...

Place sounds electric tonight, that's for sure. Z will feed off of that...

Erin said...

Here we go. I think I'm even more nervous tonight.

Erin said...

Zambrano might be on tonight. Let's hope Billingsley doesn't have his usual early inning struggles.

Orel said...

10 pitches for Zambrano in the 1st.

Erin said...

First pitch, Soriano gets a hit. Ugh.

Orel said...

Well aren't we off to a great start.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers swinging pretty aggressively here in the first. So much for the patience of last night.

Steve Sax said...

"An auspicious if not ominous beginning for Billingsley"--Vin

Erin said...

Derrek Lee struck out on the second to last pitch of the at-bat. Too bad the ump didn't call it. I hate this crap about umps being fooled when a catcher has to move the glove. Just watch the ball! If it goes across the plate, it's a strike.

Orel said...

Chadley with two consecutive K's.

Orel said...

Framing pitches works both ways.

Erin said...

Agreed, Orel. It bothers me either way you look at it. Human error, I guess. But if the ball is over the plate, call it. You're not supposed to use the catcher to help you determine a strike. Where he catches it isn't supposed to matter, right?

Erin said...

Excellent, excellent job, Chad. That should really help his confidence.

Orel said...

16 pitches for Chad in the 1st. Nice job!

Orel said...

That's baseball's famous "human error" factor, Erin. Umpires can be exploited, just like equipment and field conditions.

Erin said...

Okay. Let's be aggressive here with a runner on base.

Erin said...

Just as I wrote that, we got aggressive. Sweet.

Orel said...

Back-to-back singles by Andre-and-James!

Erin said...

Come on, Matt!

karina said...

First Big Z breakdown. Back to back singles by Ethier and King James

Damon said...

go dodgers

Erin said...

Wow, Matt. You can't watch them just go down the middle.

Orel said...

BLAKE (DeWITT)!

karina said...

Bad defense by DeRosa. Dodgers 1-Cubs 0.

Erin said...

DeRosa was the early hero last night with the homer, and the early goat tonight with that error.

Erin said...

Oh my god. Cubs' fans must be going insane. That's three booted balls from the infielders this inning.

karina said...

Time for a squezee?

Erin said...

A squeeze would have been something nice to try there. Instead, Billingsley swings and misses at three pitches. Not really a quality at-bat there.

karina said...

Thanks Raffy and Torre! after 2 strikes...love the boldness!

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo for my son...

Erin said...

HOLY CRAP.

Karina, I love your son.

5-0, Dodgers.

karina said...

3-run RBI double by Martin! great job, son!

Orel said...

THIS IS AWESOME

Mr. Customer said...

My palms are working up a good sweat right now.

Erin said...

My hands hurt from clapping. That's a great feeling.

Damon said...

WOOOOOOOOOoo

karina said...

I'm so happy right now, i couldn't even describe it!. My brother just brought me sushi by surprise. Life, right now, is very good.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm not sure why, but Jim Edmonds has always given me the heebie-jeebies.

Orel said...

I'm switching to radio now. Have fun, all!

Booger said...

REMEMBER WHEN THIS TEAM LOST 8 IN A ROW?



I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, I just had to go back and see how we scored five (now that I'm home with the big screen hdtv). Unbelievable!

Did I call Martin's breakout performance tonight? Someone is going to start calling ME Nostradamus.

Mr. Customer said...

Sax,

You do have your moments of lucidity.

Erin said...

Remember Sax, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Chad, please don't walk the opposing hitter. That's dumb.

karina said...

So far, King James and DeWitt haven't struck out against Big Z.

*edited due to grammatical error.

Erin said...

ANOTHER error. Wow.

karina said...

Sax, you deserve lots of credit tonight... prophet and outstanding haiku writer. Impressive, most impressive...

karina said...

Lee lead-off single. Aramis Rmirez will GIDP.

karina said...

Almost. The Cubs could have called an interference, because the DeWitt throw hit Lee's hand.

Erin said...

MANNY!!!!!!

karina said...

MANNY DEEP center field HR!!!!!!!

Langston said...

Yeeeeaaahhhh

Mr. Customer said...

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! What has that man been eating!

Dr. Geek said...

Manny with the stake to the heart!

karina said...

Manny homered off Big Z after a couple of srtike outs. Love Manny being Manny.

Langston said...

I saw this on deadspins live blog:
Manny Ramirez pops a solo home run in the hopes of showing all those overstarched suit-wearing fogeys that it pays to think freely and be yourself. Maybe for Game 3 he'll sport the 80s sideways ponytail.

karina said...

Manny caught along fly on the warning track. Who wants to keep him?

Langston said...

I'm all for it

Orel said...

Somewhere Scott Boras is smiling. And counting money.

Orel said...

Blake wuz robbed!

Erin said...

Bullshit call at second there. Blake was safe, even looking at it with the naked eye. In slo-mo, he's clearly safe.

Langston said...

It wasn't even close, nice bunt for Bills

karina said...

Another gem from the Deadspin live blog:

11:18 — Ending the hardly-a-threat, Furcal turns the fastball into an out. He learned that one from Juan Pierre.

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the Blake play. Yeah, he was safe by a mile.

karina said...

Big Z, with 100 pitches, is pitching the 7th. Piniella doesn't have much confidence on his bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

Is Lasorda sitting next to Sherry Lansing?

Steve Sax said...

By the way, way early in this game, Dick Stockton called a "check swing" on Geovany Soto in which Soto didn't take the bat off his shoulder. Nice.

Manny walks with one out in the 7th. Zambrano leaves the game. Cue the Viva Viagra commercial.

karina said...

Awwwwww, Big Z breaks my heart. Chamo, you did a good job, the defense didn't help.

karina said...

Kemp RBI double! Dodgers 7-Cubs 0

Orel said...

Matty! 7-0 Dodgers!

Orel said...

again, THIS IS AWESOME

karina said...

No MERCY, right Orel?

Steve Sax said...

Hey, it's Tom Verducci! Verducci verducci verducci!

Steve Sax said...

Bills has a 7-0 lead here in the bottom of the seventh, and Edmonds doubles to get the Cubs a run.

Orel said...

Dodgers 7, Cubs 1....

karina said...

We have to recognize Kemp's effort to catch that ball.

Orel said...

Torre leaves Bills in. He's at 95 pitches.

karina said...

AWESOME Bills!

#100

Orel said...

Right and right, Karina!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, base hit by Soto, time to pull Bills, Joe. Good job.

Great job, Chadley!

Orel said...

Great job, Bills!

Orel said...

Nice job, Wade!

karina said...

Raffy RBI double! Dodgers 8-Cubs 1!

Orel said...

Nice slide, Casey! Even better news: Furcal is heating up!

karina said...

Fukudome will need some heavy security while in Chicago.

Orel said...

Manny RBI! 9-1 Dodgers!

Neeebs said...

I just got in. Anything exciting going on?

Orel said...

Not really. Just like yesterday.

Orel said...

Cubs error #4. I'm almost starting to feel bad for them. Almost.

Orel said...

Sigh. Another run?

Neeebs said...

Saito is shaking off the rust.

Orel said...

Wow, Saito not exactly inspiring confidence here.

Orel said...

Nor is Broxton.

Dr. Geek said...

*taps foot nervously*

Why must the bullpen do this to me?

Orel said...

STOP IT BROXTON

Orel said...

Dodged a bullet there. One out.

Orel said...

Have the Cubs fans done the "Beat L.A." chant? Or are they too smart for that?

Orel said...

"Entire crowd on its feet here." Except all those people behind home plate.

Orel said...

That last call kind of sums it up for the Cubs tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Wow. I never would have guessed the Dodgers would, or even could, take the first two games.

Even still, the Cubs are too good to count out. I'm still on pins and needles. And I'm hoping to be there for Game 3.

Luca said...

I take partial credit for these two wins. I have a pair of magic shoes and have worn them for both games. I plan on wearing them on Saturday at Dodger stadium so I predict a sweep!!!!!!

Nostradamus said...

Whoa that was one BADASS hangover. Brutal. But I'll be ok after some coffee, no worries. Anyways, I'm fired up for Game 2, baby. Bring it! What time is it? How long 'til it starts?

Nostradamus said...

WTF? The game is already OVER? EK, dog, you were supposed to have my back! Why didn't you wake me up, bro? Man, that cat is worthless sometimes. But at least we won. Les Dodgers en quatre, baby!

Eric Karros said...

So what am I Nostry, a cat or a dog? Sheesh. And just so you know, I did try to rouse you from your drunken stupor like 10 mins before first pitch but you started cursing at me in French so I just let it go. So don't blame me, dude.

karina said...

Eric, time to learn to curse spanish-maracucho style?. If you need a help, drop a line sometime.

Steve Sax said...

Nostry believes we're dropping Game 3 with Kuroda on the mound...