Saturday, May 02, 2009

Game 25 Thread: May 2 vs. Padres, 7p

Randy Wolf (1-1, 4.31) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 5.74).

COMMENTS: Release the rabbits! In Young's last start, the Rockies stole eight bases against the Padre lamppost. The Dodgers, as Vin likes to say, have a few rabbits of their own, especially if Juan Pierre gets in the game. Eight stolen bases might be a bit much to expect, but how about one for each bunny Gromit is holding?

The Dodgers also have a Wolf, one pitching better than his numbers indicate. Vin tells us the Dodgers are batting .370 and averaging more than eight runs a game at Dodger Stadium (although those figures are now a tad lower after last night's 1-0 nail-biter), so Wolf would certainly appreciate some early run support. I know I would, because I ran out of Pepto during the ninth inning last night.

A win tonight would give the Dodgers the series win in this four-game set against the Padres, who suddenly find themselves under .500 (at 11-12) after a hot start which at one point put them at 9-3. The also-sub-.500 Diamondbacks and Nationals follow the Padres into town next week, so now's the time for the Dodgers to fatten up like, well, a wolf devouring rabbits. (Full circle. Ta-da!)

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koufax said...

haha

koufax said...

pads 2 for 20 with RISP, wow

Nic j said...

fight the wave?

never go against the grain in dodger stadium. especially in the pavilion.

Chappy said...

another 0-2 count, cripes!

rbnlaw said...

Going again this year. Anyone else in for a SF road trip? Tons of Dodger fans there.

koufax said...

rbnlaw i will be there in august for the series

rbnlaw said...

That's when I'm going. Only one of the games. . .probably Wed. day game.

Chappy said...

it will be a sad day when someone gets beaten or stabbed for their
Mannywood t-shirt

rbnlaw said...

Oh, Vin!

koufax said...

some wouldnt but mannywood

Orel said...

I gotta say, AT&T Park is nice.

rbnlaw said...

"never go against the grain in dodger stadium. especially in the pavilion."

Word.

koufax said...

ya f the giants but that is a legit stadium

Nic j said...

ouch

Orel said...

Siddown, Manny. He knew it right away.

Chappy said...

froze him on an 0-2 curveball? come on Manny!

Orel said...

Nothing you can do when you're looking fastball.

rbnlaw said...

Our seats were like the club level. Walk up to a bar, no wait for a beer. Great food, and a nice sports bar 2 blocks from the park. Not bad.
Giants fans are pretty nice for the most part. . .at least in our section.

Fred's Brim said...

Manny took that pitch so he could belt it later in the season

koufax said...

rbnlaw i will be there all week havent finalized tickets yet

Chappy said...

Eckstein's little cleats are so cute!

koufax said...

rbnlaw being a dodgers fan and going to highschool in SF, wouldnt say giants fans are nice, then again i probably wasnt nice either

Chappy said...

hope you're right on that FB.

Orel said...

Rbn, were you wearing Dodger gear?

koufax said...

think hatton just got KO'd ? can anyone verify?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Randy stay tough against the top of their order. get through this and it will be the last time you have to do it

rbnlaw said...

Orel, yes. Had a batting practice cap and "Dodger" shirt. Buddy of mine had the same.

Nic j said...

yup its on yahoo sports.

koufax said...

espn.com: hatton tko'd second round

Chappy said...

2nd round KO according to ESPN.

This is why I refuse to pay for boxing any longer. hype and then no payoff really

koufax said...

glad i didnt get the ppv

Orel said...

ESPN says second-round TKO for Pacquiao. Damn.

Nic j said...

honeycutt is reminding wolf its the sixth inning.

Chappy said...

Wolf I prayed for 7 innings, not six!

Orel said...

We need a DP.

koufax said...

randy wolf=james mcdonald, except not in the second inning

Nic j said...

tron tron is up

Orel said...

"randy wolf=james mcdonald, except not in the second inning"

A bit harsh....

rbnlaw said...

My daughter is at a birthday party where the fight was the highlight. Glad I skipped it.

Chappy said...

crap! he's way outta the zone now...

koufax said...

agreed, but he has walked 4 out of 5...

rbnlaw said...

One down; ground ball to get out of it.

Nic j said...

can we get a dp out of gonzo?

rbnlaw said...

90 MPH? Smoke!

rbnlaw said...

I'll take a pop up

koufax said...

or a K

Orel said...

I have a bad feeling about this.

rbnlaw said...

Quiet Han.

Chappy said...

one more good pitch and then hopefully the hook!

rbnlaw said...

Cripes.

koufax said...

hmmm

Nic j said...

well, not the worst thing that could have happened.

Orel said...

That was unexpected. Bases juiced.

Chappy said...

If Wolf woulda caught that, DP and out of the inning. damn!

Orel said...

Has Wolf worked past the 6th this year?

Nic j said...

give us a grounder tron

Orel said...

Game of inches.

rbnlaw said...

Hold on to your seats. Troncoso could go either way.

Chappy said...

wow, subway advertises on MLB TV (I'm stuck @ work)

Fred's Brim said...

Didnt Randy go long in Houston?

koufax said...

i got faith in tron

rbnlaw said...

Didn't he go 7 against the D-Backs?

Fred's Brim said...

gonna get a K and then a fly out

Chappy said...

doubtful Orel, but I don't recall. Both my prayers go unanswered.

koufax said...

YAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Orel said...

Hell yeah!

rbnlaw said...

ground ball!!!!!

Nic j said...

we planned it that way

Chappy said...

beautiful play!

koufax said...

one pitch, trons got the touch

rbnlaw said...

Bud Black: unluckiest man since Pete Best!

Orel said...

You guys are right, Wolf went seven against the D'backs and Astros. link

Fred's Brim said...

wow! my MLB tv is jumpy tonight and it jumped from a shot of Randy on the bench to James catching a throw and trotting off the field. MLB tv is gonna give me a heart attack

rbnlaw said...

C'mon Dre.

koufax said...

anyone know youngs pitch count?

Fred's Brim said...

this has to be it for Young - get a couple of dudes on and we feast on that bullpen

rbnlaw said...

This ump has a high zone. Surprised he didn't ring Dre up.

Nic j said...

83

Fred's Brim said...

Loney's going yard

rbnlaw said...

King James!

Orel said...

Gotta love the run & hit!

koufax said...

thanks nic

Nic j said...

if we dont get a run off of 2nd and 3rd with no outs...
well then we are the padres.

Orel said...

Russell a little eager there.

Fred's Brim said...

keep it goin Russ!

Orel said...

Pitch to Kemp!

rbnlaw said...

Walk Kemp?

Chappy said...

Git it done Kemp!

koufax said...

shit

Chappy said...

Not what I meant at all!

Orel said...

You gotta be kidding.

Nic j said...

anyone know where i can buy a padres hat?

Orel said...

Karmic payback for last night.

Fred's Brim said...

son of an eckstein

Nic j said...

whats it going to be like when we are playing against non NL west teams?

Steve Sax said...

Dear Dodgers,

With two RISP and none out in the sixth, and a starter who is rattled,
TAKE A F'ING PITCH AND WORK THE COUNT.

Love, SoSG Sax

Chappy said...

nice stab Troncoso!

koufax said...

why not let troncoso start, push mcdonald to the pen?

Orel said...

"whats it going to be like when we are playing against non NL west teams?"

It could be bad. Which is why we gotta beat up on the rest of the division!

Nic j said...

it maybe going in that direction

Chappy said...

SS they haven't tried to work the count all night, only Wolf did in the 2nd thank christ!

Orel said...

They just moved McD to the pen.

Chappy said...

I say Troncoso could start too.

Wouldn't be any more of a risk than having McD do it as they have til now.

Nic j said...

tron isnt really stretched out though, for starting.

rbnlaw said...

Mark my words: extra innings.

koufax said...

but for weaver right?

Nic j said...

if they start weaver ill kill myself.

koufax said...

lets put nic on suicide watch cause i think weaver is going to start

Orel said...

Sorry Nic, Weaver's starting Tuesday.

Chappy said...

Good job!

Orel said...

Don't do it, Nic!

koufax said...

tron = my new favorite dodger?

Chappy said...

Waever? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Nic j said...

ugh

Orel said...

Nothing like having a Kiwi sing "God Bless America."

Steve Sax said...

Tron rocks.

Nic j said...

i hope the offense is working that night.

Nic j said...

weaver, do we always have the crappy brother of the angels player?

Steve Sax said...

God Bless America score: 5 of 10. Too much forced warbling, and a wimpy voice. And she's aussie; this ISN'T her home!

Chappy said...

Tron started in Vegas at times and looked ok, no comparison to the bigs really, but he can start if they prepare him to do so.

koufax said...

im starting the lets stretch tron out so he can start instead of weaver campaign

Nic j said...

oh come on!!

Chappy said...

bullshit call!

Orel said...

Ohhh that was close.

Chappy said...

sign me up for that Sandy.

Fred's Brim said...

not even close!

Nic j said...

tron was in the running for the fifth spot in the spring but was terrible early on.

he has looked was better.

koufax said...

worst call ever.

Steve Sax said...

Blake was sooooooo safe. Boooooo.

Chappy said...

he was so safe

Orel said...

Pierre batting for Tron. Who pitches the 8th?

Nic j said...

i think someone was taking a picture with andre ethier and the flash distracted the first base ump.

Orel said...

Let the Pierre love begin.

Nic j said...

raffy has the worst intro music

koufax said...

what is it nic

Orel said...

This is like a carbon copy of last night's game.

Chappy said...

we can't expect a walk off walk every night you know... come on Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Vin: "Juan Pierre has a head cold and is miserable."

On one of those things, I wholeheartedly agree.

And slappy fouls out.

Nic j said...

i dont know, its spanish but it sounds so lame. its definately not "im gonna walk out and hit a bomb" music. Its more like "im gonna to walk out and get called out on a check swing" music.

Chappy said...

Russell Martin's used to come out to Wild Cherry, not much worse than that.

Nic j said...

well randy wolf comes out to danger zone.

Chappy said...

close one. whew!

Chappy said...

Good god. I stand corrected Nic.

Nic j said...

Eckstein looks like he says "Gee Whiz" alot.

koufax said...

wade has looked great since coming back from the DL, granted only 2 innings

Chappy said...

good job Wade!

Orel said...

Let's get Wade a win!

Steve Sax said...

Wade pitches a great eighth. Welcome back, cory!

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Cory

Nic j said...

where's the offense?

Chappy said...

The Journey thing must come to an end. Curse you David Chase.

Nic j said...

hey orel i saw all those white CGI baseball players at the stadium last night, youre right it was a little weird.

koufax said...

lets pick this bullpen apart

Fred's Brim said...

top of the lineup (-Raffy), so lets get to work!

Nic j said...

he gets another shot at it.

Nic j said...

nevermind

Chappy said...

that pitch was nasty.

koufax said...

here we go man ram

Nic j said...

damn

koufax said...

at least our offense is really good

Chappy said...

pssssssh...

Steve Sax said...

Just so you all know, I was so moved by booger's David Eckstein / mini sirloin burger comment the other day, that I went out and tried them.

Not bad, if I do say so myself! Sort of like meatier White Castle sliders.

Yippee Ki Yay!

Orel said...

"hey orel i saw all those white CGI baseball players at the stadium last night, youre right it was a little weird."

That's Sax's torch, Nic, but glad you agree.

Nic j said...

sorry

Chappy said...

Where oh where have the bats gone since coming home?

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, the all-white cartoony Dodgers are my crusade. I don't even know if Orel's seen them yet.

But they suck.

How many times have we fouled out tonight? 20?

Orel said...

This is sad.

koufax said...

deja vu

Chappy said...

Foul outs and 0-2 counts. sheesh.

Steve Sax said...

Ha. Orel, if you and I keep typing the same comments right on top of each other, they're never going to realize we're the same person!

(Arm falls off.)

Nic j said...

its really weird that they are all white, considering we have the most black players out of any team in the MLB

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now that I've seen that Asian woman Southwest Airlines commercial for the 200th time, I just realized that the other elevator passenger says "Nine please." And then there are at least 12 "bing" sounds on the elevator. Why does she keep blocking him, after his floor has been passed?

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, our current ethnic portfolio aside, it's ridiculous that the Dodgers--Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo--didn't consider racial diversity when they commissioned that animation. After all those years of tradition? Huh?

Chappy said...

I dunno, but that initial move with the purse... pure genious!

Steve Sax said...

I threw Chan Ho in there to make sure everyone was listening

koufax said...

the guy in that commercial has the biggest man boobs ever

Nic j said...

maybe we just got the graphics from the red sox and changed the uniforms.

Steve Sax said...

No other commentary on the mini sirloin burgers. I'm shocked. The car ahead of me and behind me in the drive through each ordered it.

Loney is a vacuum over on first. Nice play, James.

Chappy said...

Wade is looking good. Come on Dodgers end this game!

Fred's Brim said...

wow - thank you Cory!

Nic j said...

i love submarine pitchers.

Nic j said...

does gonzo have some incriminating photos on loney, how many times is he going to ground it to him.

Nic j said...

finally

Chappy said...

there's the run

Orel said...

Good AB by Martin.

Nic j said...

kemp swinging at junk again.

Chappy said...

there's that 0-2 count again

koufax said...

kemps trying to give meredith a cold

Fred's Brim said...

do any of Clah's pithes rise above the knee?

Steve Sax said...

Yo peeps

Nic j said...

not really, submarine pitchers are always low in the zone

Nic j said...

nice block by kemp on the throw

koufax said...

be a hero blake

Steve Sax said...

Martin with a great SB. Come on, Casey!

Nic j said...

casey at bat

Fred's Brim said...

and dum umps give him low strikes even they arent in the zone

Nic j said...

is loretta on deck?

Nic j said...

yay loretta!

koufax said...

here we go

Orel said...

It's Loretta time!

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