Sunday, April 19, 2009

Game 13 Thread: April 19 vs. Rockies, 1p

James McDonald (0-1, 13.50) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1, 2.53).

COMMENTS:

  • Seven straight, baby!
  • James McDonald, take two.
  • Cory Wade has been placed on the DL with shoulder issues. The Dodgers called up Scott Elbert to replace Wade on the roster.
  • It's been a history-making homestand: First Orlando Hudson joined Wes Parker, then yesterday Manny Ramirez became the 11th active player to have homered against all 30 major league teams.
  • Dodgers home run leaders: Ethier, 4; Casey Blake, 3; Ramirez & Hudson, 2 each; Matt Kemp & Rafael Furcal, 1 each.
  • From ESPN.com's Dodgers page:
  • Indians 22, Yankees 4. You think Joe Torre had a chuckle about that yesterday?

170 comments:

Neeebs said...

Heading back to LA after a weekend in SF. Anything good happened when I was gone?

Penos Cabell said...

James McDonald turns it around today.

Beautiful numbers the Dodgers have put up early in the season. Hopefully they keep it up.

Go Dodgers. Go Lakers.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers are rolling, but the Padres are keeping pace as the Phils roll over and play dead. In fact, the Padres are leading 4-0 in the fifth.

Thanks a lot, Phillies, for showing up this series!

Penos Cabell said...

I was certain the Padres would be the worst team in the NL. They can't keep this up.

Steve Sax said...

4-3 SD over the Phils, bottom eight

Orel said...

Vin looks like he's broadcasting from Elysian Fields.

Penos Cabell said...

The backround looked misty

Damon said...

Saito gets a save for the RedSox

Penos Cabell said...

Perfect timing. Laker game goes into halftime as the Dodger game begins.

Penos Cabell said...

Phillies up 5-4 over SD

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

watching the game on TV on MLB Extra Innings, nut i'm getting the Rockies broadcast, so no Vinny for me :(

Penos Cabell said...

Excuse me, Phillies beat SD 5-4

Orel said...

Epale!

karina said...

Phillies won 5-4, walk off 2 run homer by Raul Ibanez.

Orel said...

Sweet!

Orel said...

Who got the loss for the Padres?

Orel said...

McD K's Helton!

Penos Cabell said...

He blew Helton away

Penos Cabell said...

Edwin Moreno took the loss for San Diego

Orel said...

I was hoping it would be Heath Bell.

Penos Cabell said...

good inning

Orel said...

23 pitches for McD in the first.

Orel said...

Seven pitches and Furcal didn't swing once.

karina said...

but he got the walk...by the way, Kemp is batting behind Son Martin, is Torre getting desperate for Martin's slow start?

Penos Cabell said...

gorgeous run and hit

karina said...

O Dogg!

Orel said...

O-Double! Furcal could have walked home. 1-0 Dodgers.

Orel said...

oops, here's the lineup:

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

Orel said...

Not sure what Torre's thinking, Karina. But he doesn't want to freak Martin out, and Kemp seems to be hitting no matter where they put him.

Penos Cabell said...

I think Torre should have stuck with Ethier batting before Manny

Orel said...

Manny's staying in the three-hole.

Penos Cabell said...

gorgeous run and hit

Orel said...

Run & hit! 2-0 Dodgers!

karina said...

Ethier RBI double. King james is up!, One out

Orel said...

Way to up that OBP, Russell!

Penos Cabell said...

keep the streak going Matt

Penos Cabell said...

Torre is being very aggressive

Orel said...

Baserunners Gone Wild!

Orel said...

"Another problem he had in his earlier days—and heck, that's like yesterday afternoon, really..." —Vin, on Jimenez

Penos Cabell said...

McDonald could use an easy inning.

Orel said...

Furcal saves a run. Bases loaded, two out. Let's see how McD reacts.

karina said...

Thanks to Furcal, men at the corners.

karina said...

I mean, Furcal made a great play (my last post sounded like he did a bad thing)

Penos Cabell said...

McDonald is shooting himself in the foot.

Penos Cabell said...

49 pitches. At this rate he'll be done in no time.

Penos Cabell said...

Indianola, Iowa.

Steve Sax said...

Lucky we got the line out from the Dextometer to end the top of the second.

Steve Sax said...

PC, what's indianola?

Steve Sax said...

Bearded one gets hit! Where did Jimenez hit him?

Penos Cabell said...

Thats where Casey Blake is from, and we've heard Vinny say it a million times now

Orel said...

Casey Blake gets plunked on the forearm and he's smiling at first.

Penos Cabell said...

good bunt

Orel said...

Way to get the bunt down, McD!

Penos Cabell said...

Nice!

Dusto Magnifico said...

Huddy is on fire!!!!

Orel said...

The crowd is watching with its heart on that fly out by Manny. 3-0 Dodgers.

Damon said...

this Hudson is a good ballplayer

Orel said...

What's a "Dutch uncle"?

Steve Sax said...

dudes, you gotta get more descriptive--i'm doing this by blackberry, switching back and forth, and it's hard to tell what is going on!

Penos Cabell said...

Wow!

Orel said...

The defense, ladies & gentlemen! Casey Blake with the sweet pick at third to start the inning-ending 5-4-3 DP.

Penos Cabell said...

Steve Sax - Casey Blake just turned a sweet double play.

Orel said...

Hey Sax, did you see that?!

karina said...

Nice double play!. I think i'm falling in love more and more with this current team, including its question marks.

Orel said...

Nice backhand grab by Barmes on a hard-hit liner by Loney.

MattyA said...

Orel - a Dutch Uncle is someone who tells it like it is in order to improve someone else

Orel said...

from Wikipedia:

Dutch uncle is a term for a person who issues frank, harsh, and severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage, or admonish someone. Thus, a "Dutch uncle" is a person who is rather the reverse of what is normally thought of as avuncular or uncle-like (which would be indulgent and permissive).

Dusto Magnifico said...

I love listening to Vin.

Orel said...

MattyA sneaks in!

Orel said...

Dutch Uncle gets caught in a rundown.

Orel said...

Prime Ticket is calling Manny "the Mayor." Doesn't quite fit.

MattyA said...

Being ethnically Dutch I find it offensive and degrading

MattyA said...

I'm kidding... but not about being ethnically Dutch

Orel said...

Aflac: Manny Ramirez has 54 career multi-HR games. Who is the all-time leader?

Orel said...

MattyA will never buy you dinner.

Orel said...

A trio of Dodgers converged on a high pop-up by Hawpe. The ball landed on the line and Manny accidentally knocked it into the stands. Double.

karina said...

My great grandmother was dutch.

Why is Martin called Uncle Dutch? i don't get it

Orel said...

LAL 98, UTH 86, 5:56 remaining.

Orel said...

Karina, Vin called Martin a "Dutch uncle" when Martin went to the mound to give McDonald advice.

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers were up by 22 at halftime

karina said...

Aflac question in the Rockies broadcast. There have been 10 no hitters in Dodger Stadium, but only 2 perfect games. Who threw them?

Penos Cabell said...

"discretion is the better part of valour"

Penos Cabell said...

Whats McDonald's pitch count at?

Orel said...

McDonald at 77 pitches after four.

karina said...

77 pitches, Penos Campell

Penos Cabell said...

He definitely looks better in this start.

Orel said...

Dodgers Aflac answer: Babe Ruth, 72

karina said...

Sandy Koufax threw one...who was the other?

Penos Cabell said...

Missed the HR by a couple of feet.

Orel said...

Kemp double! 13 straight!

Penos Cabell said...

Dennis Martinez?

Orel said...

I don't know, Karina.

Dusto Magnifico said...

uh... Matt Kemp is really good!

Penos Cabell said...

Karina - Dennis Martinez

Orel said...

Nice call, PC.

Penos Cabell said...

Thanx Orel

Orel said...

Furcal RBI double! 4-0 Dodgers!

karina said...

That's how it's done, Raffy!

Dodgers 4-Rockies 0

Thanks Penos

Penos Cabell said...

Karina - No problem.

Keep it going O-Dogg!

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers win 113-100

Dusto Magnifico said...

Charlie Steiner on the maple bat problem: I don't know if you saw this piece on the internet contraption, but there is an insect that attacks the ash bats...

really, he called it an "internet contraption".

Penos Cabell said...

Scott Elbert warming up in the 'pen

karina said...

Go Lakers!

Dusto Magnifico said...

and McD walks the pitcher... cue the stat on how many times a run scores on a lead off walk.

Penos Cabell said...

It looks like McDonald has hit the wall

Penos Cabell said...

McDonald's pitch count?

Penos Cabell said...

uh oh

Orel said...

88

karina said...

Roy Campanella quote on tv (sort of)

Secrecy is the idea of a catcher giving sings to a pitcher, but a few catchers are so bad at it, after a few pitches anyone can see it since any seat in the stands.

Then a shot of Campanella's retired number.

Orel said...

Sorry, 95 pitches. And he's gone.

Dusto Magnifico said...

in comes elbert

Penos Cabell said...

Too bad McDonald can't pick up the win. But I must admit he looked much better today. Every outing will get better for the kid. Confidence and experience will make him better.

Orel said...

James McDonald is a stoic young fellow.

Orel said...

DAMN, IT'S MATT KEMP!

karina said...

All hail the Bison!!!!!!!!

defensive play of the week?

Penos Cabell said...

Amazing@!

karina said...

Matt Kemp is building his case for a Gold Glove.

Dusto Magnifico said...

did Kemp steal one?

Orel said...

Didn't quite steal a homer but saved at least two runs on a twisting catch at the wall.

Penos Cabell said...

Manolo!

karina said...

Back to back walks. Martin's up.

Steve Sax said...

4-0 and rolling along, nice!

karina said...

The Brooklyn Bridegrooms made played their first game on April 19, 1890.

Orlando Zepeda said...

aka Turtle from Entourage

Penos Cabell said...

Smart move by Bowa to hold Manny up.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo for Kemp!

Orel said...

Off to walk the dog. Switching to radio.

Padma commercial!

Penos Cabell said...

see ya Orel

Penos Cabell said...

SALAMI!!!!

karina said...

GRAND SLAM! i love you, Matt Kemp!

Penos Cabell said...

First the catch, now the slam. This kid is amazing.

Orlando Zepeda said...

his first one?

karina said...

i hope Orel saw the grand slam.

Penos Cabell said...

Keep it going.

Penos Cabell said...

Bad time to walk the dog, que no?

karina said...

and Blake follows with a double...

karina said...

Announcers said it was his second grand slam.

Penos Cabell said...

Belisle is toast!

Steve Sax said...

Boy, Matt Kemp knows how to keep that hit streak alive. GRAND SALAMI!

karina said...

Elbert RBI single!

my heart races with emotion!

Dodgers 9-Rockies 0

karina said...

My mistake, Elbert doubled!

Penos Cabell said...

This is exciting. This season is beginning to feel special

Orlando Zepeda said...

any Vin Scully jewels to describe the grand slam?

Damon said...

hehe fat elbert

Orel said...

OZ: "Matt Kemp, on his way to stardom." —Vin

Orlando Zepeda said...

only one without a hit left

Orlando Zepeda said...

that'll do it

karina said...

This could be a great time for King james to have his first hit of the game.

karina said...

Hawpe homered off Elbert

Orlando Zepeda said...

Hopefully the Dodgers make like the Lakers and 9 is the closest they get.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry I'm late coming back here. Wxactly who was Vin referring to as a Dutch Uncle?

karina said...

back to back of singles, bottom of the 8th.

Slappy at the plate.

karina said...

Russell Martin, talking to James McDonald.

Orel told me.

Steve Sax said...

Corpas in to pitch, but it's more like Corpse. Two leadoff singles by Furcal and Castro, and now a four-pitch walk to Slappy.

Rancho ardiendo!

Steve Sax said...

Andre came SOOOO close to a rancho ardiendo...if he hadn't hit it to the deepest part of the stadium, it would have been gone

Steve Sax said...

Loney gets a RBI hit--he was the last starter to get a hit today

Steve Sax said...

Martin GIDPs what a surprise

karina said...

I think i could get used to this non-stop hitting machine, how about you?

It feels very strange, like it wouldn't belong to the Dodgers.

karina said...

Stve, Martin has reached base 4 times today. Maybe he's just had a slow start.

karina said...

Kemp HOMERED again!let's go blueeeeeee!

karina said...

Dodgers 14-Rockies 2

He homered off Huston Street, no easy task!

Penos Cabell said...

Kemp tearing it up!

Orel said...

Nice job, everybody!

karina said...

Ladies and Gents, Dodgers win!

Dusto Magnifico said...

what a day!

Penos Cabell said...

Great game! Great Homestand. Lets keep the victories coming on the road.

Steve Sax said...

True Karina, I'm just being harsh as Martin usually gets off to a good start. He also got picked off and caught stealing today...ugh. I think he's batting .250.

Steve Sax said...

New Post-Game Thread Up Top (NPGTUT).

karina said...

But his OBP should get lots higher. I don't like his slow start either, because he's (without any doubt) the soul and body of the team, the thread that keeps everything together.

Let's trust him, i know he'll give tons of happy memories this season, like he always does.

Fred's Brim said...

just got in from travelling and have been reading the box, then your play-by-play. sounds like a wonderful afternoon was had by all!
ooh and now MLB channel has the hightlights - yes!