Saturday, April 25, 2009

Game 18 Thread: April 25 @ Rockies, 5p

James McDonald (0-1, 5.87) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 6.00).

COMMENTS: From Dodgers.com:

Dodgers: McDonald tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies on Sunday, just three days after pitching a scoreless inning out of the bullpen. McDonald was denied his first win of the season because he didn't reach the five-inning threshold. McDonald pitched out of trouble as he allowed four hits and walked three while striking out two. The right-hander will make another start against the Rockies on Friday, but this time it will be at Coors Field, where he has never pitched.

Rockies: Jimenez struggled to maintain any consistency Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. He was in trouble from the start and had only one inning where he faced the minimum. Jimenez has had two consecutive tough starts since his season debut in which he pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight. Against the Dodgers, he pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up seven runs and seven hits. He walked four and struck out three.

153 comments:

Orel said...

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

Nic j said...

old mcdonald gets a win

Maybe-aye-ey-aye-oh?

Steve Sax said...

Love it, Nic J.

Bur remember, McDonald will need a run run here and a run run there. It is Coors Field, after all--where the confidence of promising pitchers goes to die...

Steve Sax said...

This is going to be a challenging game for me to track, as I'll be back on the blackberry.

Help me, SoSG commenters. You're my only hope.

Nic j said...

hey angel berroa was just pinch hitting for the yanks. Grounded into a fielders choice.

Nic j said...

little league scoreboard for the day.

Red Sox-1 Red Sox-4.

We Won!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know this is football, but why won't Rey Maualuga get drafted?

Orel said...

Congrats, Nic! What's your record at?

koufax said...

dropped both games of my softball double header, come on boys pick me up!

Nic j said...

12-1

seasons half over.

Nic j said...

yay! go raffy

koufax said...

looks cold in denver

koufax said...

great jump

Orlando Zepeda said...

so money

Nic j said...

finally martin swings at a first pitch that looks good.

koufax said...

hopefully that gets him out of that funk he has been in

Nic j said...

hopefully this helps j mac out.

Nic j said...

wow

koufax said...

this HAS to help mcdonald

Damon said...

there ya go martin

Nic j said...

not a bad inning, all that with no manny help.

Damon said...

im fine with that k. it wasn't a strike though

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

nice grab for Kemp

Orel said...

"Matt Kemp has become a wonderful center fielder!" —Vin

Damon said...

the bison on his horse

Alex Cora said...

this start looks promising.

Orel said...

MLASF: Bengals drafted Maualuga.

Nic j said...

yeah that happened on a commercial, quietly early in the second round.
Sucks for him, sorta.

koufax said...

ya he slipped way down in the draft

Nic j said...

manny being matty?

Nic j said...

damn raffy two for two.

Orel said...

Nic, 12-1 is mighty impressive.

Nic j said...

yeah, were doing pretty well. we were lucky to get some good late signups after the initial draft. Plus, a good rotation doesn't hurt.

Nic j said...

man j mac's change is looking really nice tonight.

Orel said...

Nic, you could be talking about the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Two good innings for McD!

Nic j said...

under thirty pitches so far, not bad.

Nic j said...

haha, Ned Colletti Jr. was my GM.

Nic j said...

nice hit!

Orel said...

Kemp plunked. Stay calm, Matty.

koufax said...

lets send kemp here

koufax said...

ya baby

Orel said...

Poor Torrealba is doing everything he can to throw out Dodgers stealing bases. But it's not working.

koufax said...

raf leads off the first, second and fourth always a good thing

Nic j said...

please dont walk the pitcher.

Nic j said...

what did i just say?!

Orel said...

Listen to Nic!

koufax said...

reminds me of chad billingsly two years ago

Alex Cora said...

Come on James, get in the game. You are getting a little wild.

Damon said...

Mcdonald gives me a heart attack

Nic j said...

unraveling

Nic j said...

at least he didnt walk him.

Alex Cora said...

Darn.

Nic j said...

james the umpire is not giving you that outside corner, pick another spot.

Nic j said...

just like that james!!

Orel said...

Nasty curve gets Helton!

koufax said...

this is not fun to watch

Orlando Zepeda said...

What are the house rules? Is there a moratorium on Laker game score announcements to help out those of us choosing baseball now and basketball later?

Dusto Magnifico said...

walk the pitcher?

dang james, pull yourself together!!!

Orel said...

TV radar says 91 mph.

Nic j said...

its gonna be one of those nights.

Orel said...

dammit

Orel said...

OZ, I'll refrain from Laker updates. Can't guarantee that others will, however.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn that Brad Hawpe.

Nic j said...

troncoso up already? let the kid work through this.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Elbert and Troncoso can pitch in long-relief. Vinny left that out.

Orel said...

Whew. 4-3 Dodgers.

Orlando Zepeda said...

safe to assume no JB tonight?

Nic j said...

no jb tonight, we're running out of room on the DL.

Orel said...

This Hudson fellow can hit.

koufax said...

yes orel, i agree

Steve Sax said...

Shit, 4-3. Thanks you guys for keeping the bar hopping.

I don't get the 12-1 reference?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Odom with a reverse-layup. 15-14 Lakers

Nic j said...

12-1 is the record of the little league team i coach.

Nic j said...

close your eyes OZ!

Nic j said...

wow mannys third k

koufax said...

wow intentionally walking ethier?

Steve Sax said...

Nic j, keep us posted! We can blog about your victory tickertape parade!

Orel said...

apodaca

Nic j said...

will do, im mapping out the victory parade. I was thinking around the jungle gym.

Nic j said...

lets go j mart

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo for J-Mart.

koufax said...

the inverse of a pitchers duel...

Orel said...

Nice to see Martin settling down. 6-3 Dodgers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Try this one on for size: Martin appears to be learning from Ausmus's clutch hitting.

Orel said...

Ow, Kemp fouls one off his knee.

Orel said...

Is Brad Ausmus the Greg Maddux of catchers?

Nic j said...

a pitchers leud

Steve Sax said...

Nic j, is the swingset reserved that day?

I'm going off you guys but it looks like J Mart has 4 RBI?

koufax said...

nice nic

Alex Cora said...

Come on James, finish out this inning and you can be on the RECORD!!!

Nic j said...

yes unfortunately it is, there is a swingers party scheduled for that day,

Nic j said...

let him go five so he gets a decision at least,

Alex Cora said...

Well, at least he is still on the record.

Nic j said...

come on offense, we need you tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Please take JMac out now, while he's in position to win

Nic j said...

did manny just strike out again? i was watching the laker game.

Orel said...

Manny K x3

koufax said...

anyone ever seen manny strike out three times?

koufax said...

other than tonight

Nic j said...

i think Bea Arthur's death is really affecting manny at the plate tonight.

Nic j said...

thats how you hit the corner.

Orel said...

"i think Bea Arthur's death is really affecting manny at the plate tonight."

Comment of the Night!

koufax said...

beautiful inning

Orel said...

Nice, Troncoso!

Nic j said...

haha, its the only explanation.

everyone already knows that a dodgers jersey is the first jersey he wore as a little boy, but his second was a Bea Arthur jersey.

Nic j said...

major leauge debut, uh oh.

Orel said...

Uh-oh, rookie pitcher in for the Rockies. You know how we do against rookie pitchers.

Orel said...

Martin gave it a ride. Nice catch by Fowler.

Nic j said...

not only that, this guy was an assistant manager at outback steakhouse.

koufax said...

the lady behind the screen just spilled her drink when matt fouled that off, hahaha

Nic j said...

why do they send loney.

Orel said...

How slow is James Loney? He's like molasses running uphill.

Orel said...

Nice catch, Koufax.

Nic j said...

he's slower than a commodore 64

Orel said...

There's Dinger!

Orel said...

Loney is slower than the last day of school.

Nic j said...

does he just stay there all night?

Nic j said...

he's slower than Andruw Jones on his way to the batting cages, or the gym.

koufax said...

right off the elbow, on a cold night, ouch.

Orel said...

Really? You bat Troncoso here?

koufax said...

ya i would have sent loretta up, but the bullpen is pretty bare tonight.

Nic j said...

mmm, i think were going to need those runs down the line.

Orel said...

That's how thin the bullpen is.

Nic j said...

how this is it orel?

Steve Sax said...

Wtf why did we bat troncoso with a risp and a one-run lead?

I almost hope we lose this game so we can teach Torre a lesson.

(Arm falls off.)

Nic j said...

its so thin it you could take it for communion

thats the best i could give you.

Nic j said...

haha, maybe torre should read "The Man Inside of Me"

koufax said...

great outing for troncoso

koufax said...

kb24 is not letting the lake show lose tonight

Orel said...

So thin Kate Moss just ate it.

Nic j said...

haha, you win.

Orel said...

prediction: Manny does not strike out

Nic j said...

at least no strike out

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the seventh goes without a run...all right, I guess that's why we have Troncoso. We'll see.

Get sone runs, dodgers!

Nic j said...

i hate utah.

Orel said...

Nice running catch by Ethier! Prop-props to Tron-tron.

Orel said...

Matt Belisle! It's like dessert for the Dodgers!

Orlando Zepeda said...

who is gonna do the dishes tonight?

Orel said...

Insurance, please.

Nic j said...

who is gonna close it out tonight? colorado is at the bottom of their lineup.

Nic j said...

insured? By Survival?

I cant take those runs.

Orel said...

More Tron! Why not?

Orel said...

Wonder if Ohman feels dissed.

Nic j said...

dingers back in the saddle again.

Nic j said...

damn, that one scared dinger.

Nic j said...

jubila-tron!

Orel said...

Dodgers win! IN YO FACE DINGER

Fred's Brim said...

Tron!

Alex Cora said...

Game Over - Tron should be the MVP of that game. Great job! Go Blue!

Nic j said...

the pen is so thin that tron just got a save.

Andrew said...

Can we get a post game thread picture of the "Chapelle Show" Tron rather than the 80's sci fi movie Tron?

Orel said...

PGT is up.