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!)

481 comments:

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Steve Sax said...

Blake earns a walk.

here comes Loretta!

Nic j said...

i never got how playing "nobody walk in LA" after a walk made sense.

Orel said...

Ironic use, Nic.

Orel said...

Loretta: the anti-Sweeney

Orel said...

WP advances the runners!

Orel said...

Meredith pitching to Loretta. How sweet.

Orel said...

1-2 count. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

Martin to third on the WP, but that doesn't matter with two out, right? Russ is fast enough to leg out a single from second.

Nic j said...

damn

Orel said...

AAUGH

Steve Sax said...

I hate Mr. Mini Sirloin Burger

Chappy said...

unbeweavable.

Orel said...

Exactly what our bullpen doesn't need.

Nic j said...

i hope someone steals Ecksteins bike after the game.

Orel said...

Pressure's on for Chad to go deep tomorrow.

Steve Sax said...

I do like the Oasis song in the Jaguar XF commercial.

Nic j said...

MOTA?!

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, LOL.

I wonder if McCourt charged Eckstein the full $15 for parking at the stadium.

Steve Sax said...

Garut's Stanford heritage gets a mention. Go Cardinal!

Nic j said...

no, i think parking is cheaper anyways with a Jr. Dodgers membership.

Nic j said...

kemp, saving the 'pens ass once again.

Orel said...

Nic is on fire tonight. Nothing like a little Eckstein bashing to bring out the best.

Steve Sax said...

nice catch by Kemp to get Gerut. 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

nicJ you are on fire. Eckstein has his waterloo, and you are it.

Nic j said...

HAHA

Steve Sax said...

We can bash, but to be fair, Eckstein has two WS rings and an MVP to boot

Orel said...

Pitching around to get to Eckstein...this could backfire on us.

Steve Sax said...

oh crap, IBB to Giles to get to Eckstein. Here comes karma....

Nic j said...

yeah i know he is a solid player.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit - gotta face Eckstain with the goahead run on 2nd :/

Steve Sax said...

Eckstein is so scrappy, he's bound to rise to the challenge and get over the high bar and get a hit.

Oh crap, I can't do this even if I try.

Orel said...

Eckstein's wife is a Jedi.

Nic j said...

i think he might teach me a lesson right now.

Orel said...

WHEW

Steve Sax said...

YIPPEE KI YAY

Nic j said...

i wonder how long it took the equipment manager to unstitch ballboy and restitch Eckstein on his uni.

TAKE THAT!!

Orel said...

You know, if Eckstein were here to defend himself, he might just step on your toes.

Orel said...

Furcal single!

Nic j said...

way to start it off raffy!

Orel said...

Must be his at-bat music.

Steve Sax said...

Raffy! Lead off single in the 10th.

Orel, have you mentioned anything about the Dodgers having rabbits on the basepaths?

Steve Sax said...

Swing, O-Dog. You're batting .500 at home.

Nic j said...

it more like gerbils on the basepaths tonight

Orel said...

I noticed a lot of players wearing gray undershirts. Now I notice the Padres' pitcher's shirt has a SD logo on it. Is this a new MLB-mandated thing?

Orel said...

Russell Martin is not a gerbil!

Orel said...

Hitter's count.

Nic j said...

i stand corrected.

Orel said...

Smoked!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Furcal taking off toward second almost caused a DP on that O-Dog base hit!

Fred's Brim said...

gotta get him home!

Orel said...

As I said, game of inches.

Nic j said...

another walk off walk tonight?

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Steve Sax said...

Seriously, Rodriguez almost covered over and caught that O-Dog hit on the fly. Whew!

IBB to Manny, no outs. Come on, Dodgers.

Andre, smoke that sucker.

Steve Sax said...

We're all set up for another walk-off walk!!!

Orel said...

WOW?
WOB?
WOHBP?

Steve Sax said...

boy, nothing is more exciting than the walk-off walk. Two W-O-Ws in a row? My heart can't take it.

(sarcastic, btw)

Nic j said...

dont hit into another DP andre

Steve Sax said...

Vin takes a look at our blog and says "what are the odds of yet another walk off walk."

2-0 count.

Steve Sax said...

questionable strike there. 2-1

Steve Sax said...

ANDRE!!!!!!

Nic j said...

WOW

Fred's Brim said...

yessir!!

Steve Sax said...

Yahoo, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Man, Ethier tagged that one.

And Vin is reminding us that the 1946 Dodgers, who also went 9-0 at home, lost in the NLCS to the Cards. Man, this is no time for buzzkill!

Fred's Brim said...

it's a little dusty in my apartment. i may have to do a little sweeping tomorrow...

Nic j said...

i know its early in the season, and we havent really played anybody but the NL west, but this season feels special.

Steve Sax said...

We lost Orel back there. Someone call 911 and send it to his house.

Nic j said...

orel OD'd on pepto

Steve Sax said...

Orel! Orel! You still with us?

Steve Sax said...

Orel always looked good in pink

Steve Sax said...

Why is Steve Lyons sporting the mullet? Is this his Eric Karros tribute haircut?

Penos Cabell said...

I fell asleep in the 7th. I woke up as Hudson got the basehit, Now i don't know if I'll get back to sleep.

Steve Sax said...

nicJ, I'm with you. This team does feel special. This is cool.

Sure, we have a losing record outside the NL West. It's still cool.

GO Dodgers!

Nic j said...

tomorrow we go for the franchise record!!

Steve Sax said...

LA leads SF by 4 games. SF is at .500, so you can do the math for the rest of the NL West.

Man, our division is bad. We're going to need some out-of-division wins for me to feel more comfortable about this team.

Nic j said...

well the nats come to town soon. haha

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all - it's been quite a day - gonna sleep well after this one!

Orel said...

Hi everybody! What'd I miss???

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up.

Steve Sax said...

Orel man, don't mind the paramedics knocking on your door right...about...NOW

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