Saturday, April 11, 2009

Game 6 Thread: April 11 @ D'backs, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda Eric Stults (0-0, -.--) vs. Brandon Webb Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, -.--).

COMMENTS: So much for the battle of the aces. Hiroki Kuroda was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday and Brandon Webb is missing his start with a shoulder stiffness. (Enough Schadenfreude for ya?) Enter the understudies: Mets-killer Stults gets called up from Albuquerque, and Petit hopes to come up big in place of the Diamondbacks' ace.

It took all of five games, but the Dodgers are now in sole possession of last place. Let's hope they can escape the cellar faster than it takes an AIG executive to spend his bonus.

105 comments:

Damon said...

We should get the ghost of Don Drysdale to pitch for us tonight.

Damon said...

Maybe Stults will be the ghost of Sandy Koufax

Orel said...

And maybe I'll win the lottery. Despite not buying any tickets.

Orel said...

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

Damon said...

just go back in time and pick 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, & 42

Dusto Magnifico said...

Still think Manny should be batting 4th with Ethier third!

Orel said...

Nasty pitch to strike out Manny.

Nic j said...

Already off to a great start.

:/

Nic j said...

whats the over under for run given up in the first inning?

Orel said...

Chris Young, first-pitch swinging, hits one to the warning track. That guy could be trouble this season.

Orel said...

Hey Nic. So far, so good—two out, Stephen Drew up.

Nic j said...

i guess i owe somebody an apology.

Orel said...

Loney hit the same fly out that Young did.

Nic j said...

whats up with russ?
Maybe its really supposed to be K. Martin.

Orel said...

Oh goody, Vin says Juan Pierre is getting a start tomorrow.

Orel said...

5-4-3 DP!

Fred's Brim said...

nice dp

Fred's Brim said...

yeah - does anybody on this team really need rest at this point? Russ sitting every 5-6th day is fine but the rest? no way

Orel said...

Clearly it's not a rest issue with Martin, especially with Canada's early exit from the WBC. I think he just places a lot of pressure on himself.

Orel said...

Stults walking the tightrope but K's Upton looking to escape the 2nd.

Orel said...

Neither pitcher is lights-out, but they're getting it done so far....

Orel said...

Petit has fouled off ball four twice now.

Orel said...

Stults already at 58 pitches, but he's thrown three scoreless innings so far.

Orel said...

O-Dog HR! 1-0 Dodgers!

Nic j said...

vin loves the o-dogg

Orel said...

1955 was the last time the Dodgers started 6 different pitchers in first 6 games of season—name them.

Orel said...

Hell, right now I love the O-Dog.

Orel said...

That's the Aflac trivia question, by the way.

Orel said...

Hudson looks old-school with his double-earflap batting helment.

Nic j said...

i could swear that manny stole a base last year with the dodgers, maybe it was indifference

Nic j said...

do most switch hitters wear a two flap helmet? ill have to look at furcal next time

Nic j said...

GIDP?

Orel said...

Russ busts out! 3-0 Dodgers!

Nic j said...

damn. 0-2 for me tonight.

Orel said...

Manny did indeed have two SB for the Dodgers last year.

I don't think Furcal wears the double-flapper. We'll see.

Orel said...

Don't feel too bad, Nic.

Orel said...

Blood in the water now.

Nic j said...

is matt kemp wearing his old contacts tonight?

Orel said...

Maybe. He seems a little impatient tonight.

Orel said...

NICE inning by Stults. 8 pitches.

Orel said...

Casey gets in on the act with a leadoff double.

Nic j said...

go casey!!

Orel said...

Stults advances Blake. If he keeps this up, McDonald may not see his second start.

Orel said...

C'mon O-Dog, just a single here.

Nic j said...

when are they going to start selling fake casey blake beards and dodger stadium? I'd buy one.

Orel said...

Between that and the Manny dreads you could look like a Hasidic Jew.

Nic j said...

damn

Nic j said...

Oy Vey!

that seemed more appropriate.

Orel said...

Watching the new Gameday is like flying a plane.

Orel said...

Nic, what trophy are you kissing in your profile pic?

Orel said...

Upton runs into his own bunt and is out. You don't see that every day.

Nic j said...

haha, Little League !st place trophy. I coached my little brothers team last year.

21-3. we were killed in the city tourney though

Orel said...

Vin is reading lips! "If I was blind," says Charlie Reliford the ump.

Orel said...

Congrats, Nic. That's awesome.

Orel said...

Stults is—dare I say it?—cruising. Five innings, 84 pitches, 2 hits and 0 runs allowed.

Damon said...

Orel are you going to be playing the lotto any time soon?

Orel said...

Touché, Damon.

Orel said...

Another Manny walk.

Orel said...

Hit & run with Loney & Manny! 1st & 3rd, no out.

Nic j said...

come on bowa, send him. Manny's Dave Roberts.

Orel said...

correction: 2nd & 3rd

Nic j said...

load em up!

Nic j said...

apparently the dodgers were deferring runs!

yay!

Orel said...

Andre! 5-0 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Nice one, Nic!

Orel said...

Kemp RBI. 6-0 Dodgers.

Nic j said...

I'll be honest, ive been waiting to use that. HA

Orel said...

It's nice to see everybody clicking.

Orel said...

Wow, this is like a dream inning.

Orel said...

Raffy RBI! 8-0!

Orel said...

I can't believe the D'backs are using Rauch for mop-up duty.

Nic j said...

hudsons helmet is vented. its not like the classic smooth style.

Nic j said...

anyone notice how he doesnt strap his batting gloves either?

Steve Sax said...

Yahoo, nice to see the Dodgers busting out all over. I am still trapped in the land of chardonnay and fog and elitism, so I can't watch it--but I can mock the giants fans here at the bar.

Nic j said...

im gonna grab some food guys, hold down the fort.

Steve Sax said...

Manny grounds out to end the inning. He's now 0-for-2. Trade him!

Loney Fan said...

Hey Orel. I was so excited I haven't thought to log-on yet. Our offense is coming through! I was just about to write off the Dodgers forever. I guess I'll give them another week.

Orel said...

Oh good, Juan Pierre's in. For Manny.

Orel said...

Big of you, Loney Fan!

Orel said...

Belisario continues to impress, despite the error.

Loney Fan said...

Only a week though.

Despite the error, Bellasario continues to be very impressive.

Loney Fan said...

Only a week though.

Despite the error, Bellasario continues to be very impressive.

Steve Sax said...

Every game should be 8-0.

Orel said...

Kemp displaying the speed tool!

Orel said...

Great minds, LF, great minds.

Orel said...

'lando! 10-1 Dodgers!

"The O-Dog barks again." —Vin

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is batting .364. Wow.

What's plaguing Raffy?

Orel said...

JP flexes his power! 11-1!

Orel said...

Not sure about Furcal at the plate, but he's been excellent defensively.

Steve Sax said...

Boy, how lame must the snakes be tonight, when even Juan Pierre gets an rbi single.

Steve Sax said...

Why pitch Wade in an 11-1 smackdown?

Loney Fan said...

Maybe Wade got the start to get some confidence back

Nic j said...

So does this mean that JP doesn't have to play tomorrow?

Steve Sax said...

...And now Broxton in the 9th? Torre knows this isn't a save situation, right?

Steve Sax said...

Nic j, how was dinner? What didja eat?

Loney Fan said...

Ethier seems afraid to smash his pretty face into the wall a la Repko. That is the third time this year he has pulled up and missed a catch to avoid the wall.

Nic j said...

Noodle

Loney Fan said...

DOYERS!!!

Damon said...

I think Broxton needed some work

Nic j said...

My previous post was both an answer to what I ate (pick up stix) and JP's arm

:)

Steve Sax said...

Nic, I hope that's a noun and not a verb, because I can't fathom a guess.

11-2! Padres and giants tied in the 5th. Good night everybody!

Nic j said...

No post game? Bummer.

Orel said...

Mmmm...noodle.

Orel said...

I don't know who you're referring to, Nic, but our Post-Game Thread is up!

Steve Sax said...

I'd also like to say, that is one scary looking cellar. What the hell are you doing down there with that space, Orel?

On second thought, I don't want to know.