Sunday, April 12, 2009

Game 7 Thread: April 12 @ D'backs, 1p

Randy Wolf (0-1, 6.75) vs. Dan Haren (0-1, 1.29).

COMMENTS: Did you catch the Aflac trivia question on yesterday's television broadcast? 1955 was the last time the Dodgers started six different pitchers in the first six games of the season—and we all know what happened in 1955. Joe Torre, you genius!

One game before the Dodgers' home opener, the team finds itself at .500 with some things to be happy about...some, not so much. The good: 11 runs in yesterday's game, a heroic spot-start by Eric Stults and great overall defense. The not-so-good: question marks in the starting rotation and bullpen, and an offense (26 team walks vs. 34 team strikeouts) still trying to find its rhythm. (If the Dodgers score another 11 runs today, disregard that last part.)

Both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are seeking their first series win today. Need we remind you that Opening Day at Dodger Stadium will be that much brighter with a winning record?

(Oh, and one more thing: No matter what you do, DON'T listen to post-game DodgerTalk on 790 KABC between 5 and 6 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. You'll be glad you didn't!)

157 comments:

Steve Sax said...

What's happening at 6.30p on KABC 790 AM's show, DodgerTalk? I'm very intrigued!

Orel said...

No idea what you're talking about.

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

Damon said...

I will not be listening but I want to know whats going on.

Damon said...

does wolf bat left handed? If so that's two left handed hitters in a row in the bottom of the lineup. What is Torre thinking

Alex Cora said...

You know I WILL BE LISTENING AT 6:30pm. Can't wait.

Alex Cora said...

I understand trying to give Pierre some starts, but wouldn't it be better to start him when you rest Furcal, then bat him leadoff so we dont lose the speed at the top. Then bat Dewitt in the 8th spot - he seems to be used to it down in the order.

Eric Karros said...

Somebody tape it for me please

Damon said...

Andy LaRoche is 0-14 so far with 1 walk.

Joe Thurston on the other hand 538 .571 .846

berkowit28 said...

Oh, come on, why all the mystery? Some sort of false modesty at work here? What's on Dodger Talk?

Fred's Brim said...

is that Ann Coulter leading the anthem?

Orel said...

It's not false modesty, it's nerves.

Fred's Brim said...

i didn't realize what an idiot Mark Grace was

Orel said...

You watching the home team feed, FB?

Orel said...

Guess that would be a yes.

Orel said...

Grace hearts Broxton

Fred's Brim said...

good luck Orel! i wish i could hear it

Orel said...

Thanks, FB!

Fred's Brim said...

apparently he also hearts The Blue Man Group

Orel said...

Manny ropes a single up the middle.

Orel said...

Trying to figure out if that's a euphemism, FB.

Orel said...

E-7! Men on 2nd & 3rd.

Orel said...

Nice plate discipline by Russell.

Orel said...

Nasty change, Russell was looking fastball.

Orel said...

Wolf gets squeezed on a curveball on the corner, then Lopez doubles to Pierre.

Fred's Brim said...

strange - mlb.tv switched me to the LA broadcast

Orel said...

count your blessings

Orel said...

JP in CF is already paying dividends—for the D'backs. 1-0 D'backs.

Fred's Brim said...

he got it into the infield on the fly

Fred's Brim said...

our first game without taking the first lead?

Penos Cabell said...

Pierre is gonna tear it up today

Orel said...

JP says, Glove that! His single moves Ethier to third.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, thanks, Juan

Orel said...

PC, meet Nostradamus

Orel said...

Juan Pierre Signature Quickness!

Penos Cabell said...

Thats the Dodger way!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

sunnuba B

Orel said...

rare 1-4 DP

Orel said...

What is Bob Melvin arguing about?

Penos Cabell said...

I think Torre had a good point

Orel said...

Okay, Lopez didn't touch second and JP was called out before Lopez tagged him out.

Orel said...

Although the TV says it's a 1-1 tie.

Nic j said...

i just entered the game and im already confused

Orel said...

Not a bad throw by J. Martin, but Reynolds steals the base.

Penos Cabell said...

They're keeping that 1-1 score up, so I guess they did give them the run

Orel said...

Did Ethier score the run?

Orel said...

I think the Gameday operator's head just blew up.

Vin is reporting 1-0 D'backs.

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was a dum arse play

Orel said...

I guess Ethier crossed the plate before Pierre was tagged out. Nice job, Torre. 1-1 tie.

Penos Cabell said...

In a freaky way Juan Pierre did something right.

Penos Cabell said...

...or Lopez did something really stoopid!

Orel said...

Both, PC.

Off to walk the dog. Switching to radio for a while.

Nic j said...

so we got a run without a tagup?

Fred's Brim said...

i remember a game back in the late 80's or early 90s vs Montreal. it went way into extras, 15 or 16 innings or more. MTL scored the "winning" run on a sac fly, but the as the players left the field, the 3rd base up stood there looking at third. the dodgers thought something must be up so they appealed that the runner tagged too early, won the appeal and won the game an inning or two later

Penos Cabell said...

I have never seen a run scored like that before.

Fred's Brim said...

Manny's due to clock one

Alex Cora said...

Hey all, I hope we can get this win. Hey, Brim - I remember listening to MLB.com when I was in Chicago and all they had were the home team feed. And yes, Grace does sound like a dork.

Fred's Brim said...

does Wolf get an RBI on that "sac fly"?

Fred's Brim said...

hehe Manny knew that was a ball before Haren threw it

Penos Cabell said...

At this rate Manny is gonna have 3 HRs at season's end

Penos Cabell said...

Haren should have just walked Loney, Russell Martin is almost guarenteed to hit into an inning ending double play

Alex Cora said...

Hey, PC I have an autographed baseball card from Enos Cabell. Made me laugh when I saw your avitar name.

Alex Cora said...

Go James - YOU ARE FREE!

Penos Cabell said...

what did I say?

Penos Cabell said...

Bring in Ausmus!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

dangit - why so many double plays?

Alex Cora said...

Manny flashing the leather!

Nic j said...

manny brought his gold glove today

Nic j said...

not a bad inning

Penos Cabell said...

Alex Cora - yeah, I've got an autographed glossy of Enos Cabell. It's in a shoebox on top of my Mike Marshall autograph. When I was young I used to laugh everytime I heard the name Enos Cabell.

Nic j said...

way to keep his pitch count low

:/

Fred's Brim said...

alejandro pena?

Fred's Brim said...

ooh yes!

Penos Cabell said...

Will Wolf be the first Dodger to go more than 6>?

Alex Cora said...

Nice call Brim!

Penos Cabell said...

good call Fred!

Fred's Brim said...

did i just hear that correctly? Vin is talking about Byrnes not having any underwear

Penos Cabell said...

Commando Style

Neeebs said...

Imagine my surprise when I was listening to dodger talk last night.

Penos Cabell said...

robbery

Damon said...

o dawg

Damon said...

Haren needs to shave. His beard is patchy

Nic j said...

does anybody know where you can listen to postgame dodgertalk online, its always blacked out on the KABC website stream and the MLB at bat for the iphone only covers audio of the actual game. Other than that im forced to sit in my car or go out and but an AM radio.

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Close games, my favorite.

I'd wish Randy Wolf could pitch like this at least half a season. Too bad it's only April and hence, pitching dominance.

karina said...

That's a great question, would be it possible to hear it in Venezuela?

karina said...

Wow! 2 K's in this inning for Wolf

Penos Cabell said...

Maybe the bullpen can finally get a breather

Alex Cora said...

KABC even blocks the post game on the website?? That blows.

Neeebs said...

Buena pasqua senorita.

Alex Cora said...

manny you are overdue!!!

Alex Cora said...

Damn.

Nic j said...

damn, still a pretty good at bat

Alex Cora said...

Hola Karina! Glad to have you back!

Alex Cora said...

I think Orel is prepping...

Nic j said...

yup, im guessing there are literally DOZENS of people that would rather listen to money talk.

The sunday night sports report is usually streamed on KABC so you may be able to hear it online tonight.

Penos Cabell said...

Russellis stinkin' it up

Fred's Brim said...

an improvement! it wasnt a DP that time

Alex Cora said...

Yeah, Russell looks like he is a deer in headlights.

Penos Cabell said...

good point Fred

Nic j said...

hey come on guys. Now that Nomar is gone someone has to get the GIDP's done.

karina said...

Can't you just get Martin a couple of chances?

Penos Cabell said...

Are we actually going to see a Dodger starting pitcher in the 7th?

Damon said...

Young K's and the grass is green

karina said...

Hola Neeebs and Alex!

It looks like Wolf strikes out people when he actually pitches a lot.

Nic j said...

the d-backs strike out alot in general, but wolf is looking pretty good

Neeebs said...

Wolf is doing a GREAT job mixing his. Pitches and hitting his spots. The game is easy when you can do that.

Damon said...

Roommate is yelling. Something bad must of happened to the redsox

Nic j said...

we really need some more runs.

Damon said...

Wolf has got some pop

Nic j said...

woo, kemp back in

karina said...

Gutierrez cruised the inning with only 8 pitches.

Does his stuff look nasty or simply the Dodgers bats are sucking big time?

Nic j said...

well it was the bottom of the order.

Penos Cabell said...

Wow. Wolf is impressing.

Nic j said...

you should be able to hear the post game show on kabc.com tonight if anyones interested, its on the programming schedule. Starting at 5:30p

Damon said...

Wolf going for a complete game

Alex Cora said...

gotta run guys - remember listen to Dodger Talk at 630!!!!! Go blue!

Damon said...

Calling manny hr

Penos Cabell said...

His swing looks a bit slow.

Nic j said...

manny can work a walk out of anything

Damon said...

A walk will do

Penos Cabell said...

Wolf coming back out?

Damon said...

Pujols is a robot

Penos Cabell said...

Or Kuo?

Nic j said...

that'll do wolf, that'll do.

Damon said...

Good job wolf

Penos Cabell said...

Beautiful play by Kuo.

Nic j said...

Vin - and the fast ball a little.... in the strike zone.

HAHAHA

Nic j said...

those shadows are horrible

Penos Cabell said...

uh oh.

Penos Cabell said...

The Dodgers better get an insurance run here. Nothing makes me more nervous than Jonathan Broxton coming in with only a one run lead.

Neeebs said...

Yes

Penos Cabell said...

Can't Russell do that with runners on?

Damon said...

thats how you do it J.Martin

karina said...

Guy deserves a chance!

Nic j said...

clutch

Penos Cabell said...

Insurance.

Neeebs said...

Big run

Damon said...

Kemp helping me with the hit/rbi and martins run

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is a stud! Insurance run double scores Martin, 3-1!

Penos Cabell said...

Now I won't be as nervous to see Broxton

karina said...

This is the baby blue working the charm!

karina said...

Let's see if the new PH is better than the last one.

Damon said...

I forgot I sat kemp :(

karina said...

Good, insurance run!

Besides, the pinch hitter didn't strike out or GIDP. This is real improvement.

karina said...

Oh, the tribulations of fantasy baseball. I'm sorry, Damon :(

Damon said...

Mark Grace has a hard on for Broxton

Damon said...

I'm new to head to head leagues. I like roto better

karina said...

I've only played head to head.

Damon said...

GOLD GLOVE

Fred's Brim said...

99!

Neeebs said...

Broxton.

Penos Cabell said...

Nice way to end a series.

Damon said...

Wow Reynolds K's

Fred's Brim said...

easyish inning for JB too - maybe he'll have the juice for tomorrow too

karina said...

Dodgers win! let's go blue!

one question: should we have a thread for the KABC 790 AM's show?

Steve Sax said...

Orel may be in the green room right now...tune in, SoSG fans!

Orel said...

I just got bumped up to 5:30.

Nic j said...

top billing huh? nice.