Thursday, April 30, 2009

Game 23 Thread: April 30 vs. Padres, 7p

Elvis at Dodger Stadium. Read all about it at Walter O'Malley's official website.

James McDonald (1-1, 7.11) vs. Josh Geer (0-0, 4.91).

COMMENTS:

  • Welcome home, Dodgers, says Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Just check your speaker volume before exploring Eric's post.
  • A win tonight would "almost certainly" give the Dodgers their first perfect April at home, writes Jon "I know Alyssa" Weisman at Dodger Thoughts.
  • Who is Josh Geer? Just another rookie pitcher...the Dodgers haven't seen before. Uh-oh. (I know it's not Geer's first major league start, but still.)
  • Scott Elbert has been optioned to Double-A Chattanooga, presumably to make room for Cory Wade, writes Tony Jackson.
  • Going to tomorrow's game? Ready your Elvis costume: The theme of the post-game fireworks show is "Vegas Night" (this guy can wear the same outfit!).

UPDATE:

More roster moves, via Dodger Thoughts:

The Dodgers purchased the contract of Jeff Weaver and activated Cory Wade, while optioning Blake DeWitt to the minors. Doug Mientkiewicz was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

460 comments:

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koufax said...

insurance time

Booger said...

he avoided Joe's wrath

Nic j said...

o dog hurt his wrist. they really need to work on calling for fly balls.

Booger said...

class is over, have to listen on XM now, hopefully the pull this one off

koufax said...

nic the replay looked like kemp was calling it...

Nic j said...

will martin get into the candy store. i love when vin says that.

koufax said...

hahhahaha a pitch out for loney

Nic j said...

yeah i saw that, but the other are supposed to get out of the way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gameday is getting very weird.

Nic j said...

martin should have a great dentist visit this time around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm running a pool. Number of games before Torre puts Martin in the #8 hole?

koufax said...

ok ok

Orel said...

Geico! Ever seen molasses round third?

Andrew said...

I just dont think Torre understands the concept of wanting to get your best hitters the most plate appearances.

Orel said...

Nice snag of #400, Koufax.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Alright Kemp!

koufax said...

all in a nights work orel

Nic j said...

hiroki!

koufax said...

a hero sighting

Nic j said...

i need a hero!

fanerman said...

Whoo Bison Strength!

koufax said...

keep em coming

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

more insurance, I think this one's on ice

Nic j said...

haha stults is pinch hitting?

koufax said...

maybe stults can hit better than he pitched last night

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Eric Stults? Juan Castro can't pinch-hit?

karina said...

Another run, 8-5!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is the risk of trading a bench player for a bullpen guy. More pitchers, less hitters.

koufax said...

way to go eric

Nic j said...

stults is no Darren Dreifort.

Orel said...

Stults is no Micah Owings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pitchers can't bunt with two strikes, they're supposed to swing.

koufax said...

lets see if broxton can find the plate tonight

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The heart of the Pods is coming up.

Nic j said...

pitching outside again.

koufax said...

didnt we learn anything about walking this chump in front of gonzo?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What is Broxton doing? When will he learn he needs to go inside?

Nic j said...

lets see if he still looks better against a lefty.

Nic j said...

walks the righty, strikes out the lefty, wtf.

koufax said...

that looked nice

Orel said...

Brox prefers lefties?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton loves the right side of the plate. He pitches inside to lefties and outside to righties. The inside pitching heavily works in Broxton's favor.

koufax said...

y doesnt brox throw a change up?

Nic j said...

ive always wondered that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He does. Sometimes that fastball hits just 95.

Orel said...

Okay Brox, let's see you get a righty.

koufax said...

if he added a nice circle or straight change, hitters wouldnt be able to sit on a fb, the sliders nice, i just think a change would make him that much more effective

Nic j said...

brox has been great this year. aside from the last outing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Alright, Broxton, another save

koufax said...

game

Orel said...

I believe Brox K'd the side.

Nic j said...

whats broxton intro music?

Orel said...

Good job, everyone!

koufax said...

nic isnt it big john?

Nic j said...

if you read this whole thread it goes from chaos and hate to love and rejoice. haha

Orel said...

O-Dog is such a motormouth!

fanerman said...

Sweet victory.

Nic j said...

i dont know every game i went to last year didnt require a broxton.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was worried there for a second. Sounded like Charlie Steiner was choking.

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up.

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