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 orel, i dvr'd the game and watched it late last night I could have used some of that pepto as well

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Interesting Derby, did not even consider Mine That Bird, but then again I know nothing of horse racing. Not joining tonight's GT unless the Hilton in Irvine has free Wi-Fi.

Chappy said...

A prayer for the bullpen:

please Lord, let Wolf keep the ball in the yard and make it through at least the 7th.

We ask this in Jesus' name.. Amen.

Penos Cabell said...

Let's pray the offense comes to life.

Penos Cabell said...

Has the line-up been announced?

Orel said...

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

Chappy said...

Yes I should have prayed for that as well considering last night's production:

Please Lord, we also implore you for multiple, extra base hits & many bases stolen from the heathen Padres. We also ask that the bats of Loney and Martin be shown the light.

Amen

Orel said...

Is Chappy short for chaplain?

Chappy said...

nope, I wish I were that clever...

just a lot of catholic school growing up, so I let that animal outta the cage every now and then.

Orel said...

The Bulls are falling apart to end the first half. Celtics by 12.

koufax said...

who is brent leach?

Orel said...

From DT:

"Leach, a 26-year-old lefty, gives you a lot of strikeouts -- and a lot of walks. He has allowed one earned run in 13 innings this season, despite giving up 12 hits and walking eight. He has 17 strikeouts.

"A year ago, splitting time between Inland Empire (A) and Jacksonville (AA), Leach had a 2.60 ERA with 34 walks and 49 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. He's a 2005 sixth-round pick out of Mississippi's Delta State University."

koufax said...

thats all our pitching staff needs, another young talented arm who walks a lot of people!

Nic j said...

All we have in the reserves are are young rough talent, or over the hill journeymen who are on the last breaths of a career.

at least tanyon sturtze is finally gone.

Penos Cabell said...

Boston 60 - Chicago 51

7:30 in 3rd

Nic j said...

ohman is hilarious.

Nic j said...

"willywood is up by the elevators" -Ohman.


HAHAHA

koufax said...

rondo getting a taste of his own medicine, finally!

Penos Cabell said...

I'd still rather have Beimel.

koufax said...

but ohman actually gets lefties out Penos

Benzo Jones said...

can wolf start in the second inning

Penos Cabell said...

Koufax - Rondo is taking a beating

Penos Cabell said...

Nice scarf.

Nic j said...

meh, beimel started to taper off last year.

and he is on the DL right now anyways, thats the last thing we need.

Orel said...

It doesn't look like they're going into OT in Boston tonight.

Chappy said...

Beimel isn't the answer to the Dodger's woes, no reliever is.

They lack consistent starters; I miss Lowe much more than Beimel.

Nic j said...

if the celtics go on to win this do you think they will make it out of the second round?

i dont really.

Penos Cabell said...

Agreed Nic. Especially without Garnett.

Nic j said...

i liked lowe, but he clearly didnt want to play for LA anymore.

Penos Cabell said...

Laker game and Dodger game will be on at the same time Monday

Chappy said...

no doubt Nic, and they didn't want to pay him either. so probably for the best.

I'm just tired of holding my breath for the 1st three innings...

Nic j said...

plus it would of cost us 4 seasons to get him and i dont think he can last that long.

Nic j said...

true, aside from the first inning wolf has been pretty solid.

Plus Hero is on the DL waiting to get better.

Penos Cabell said...

The Dodgers biggest problem in the playoffs was the lack of depth in the startin rotation. Lowe was awsome, Kuroda was a pleasant surprise, Billingsley was disappointing.

Penos Cabell said...

great

Nic j said...

haha see.

Penos Cabell said...

right on cue Nic

Chappy said...

starters I tell you, starters...

Nic j said...

the playoffs are a long while away. dont think that this is the starting rotation we will have for the playoffs.

Orel said...

The Gonzalez brothers hate us. 1-0 Padres.

Nic j said...

i was just going to ask if the padres have to keep edgar on the team so that adrian wil stay on the team.

serves me right.

Benzo Jones said...

wolf needs a reverse closer...

Chappy said...

good point, but it still pisses me off

Nic j said...

haha an opener, like in the minor leagues when a major leaguer is rehabing, start the game and gets pulled after an inning.

Steve Sax said...

Crap, already down by 1.

Nic j said...

bulls only down five, OT isnt out yet.

Nic j said...

didnt young shut the dodgers down last time?

Orel said...

Bulls within 4.

Chappy said...

hopefully Wolf will settle down on cue as well.

I like the opener idea, McDonald could do that, he nails the 1st and then falls apart, they could even slap hands tag-team style at the switch.

Orel said...

House gets a T for taunting the Bulls' bench after hitting a three-pointer. I hope the Celtics lose by one.

Nic j said...

hilarious, what would the tag team be called?

Orel said...

We need baserunners!

Steve Sax said...

We swing sooooooo early in counts sometimes.

Penos Cabell said...

Way too easy for Chris Young.

Nic j said...

so far young has our number, again.

rbnlaw said...

OK, just got here. What'd I miss?

Oh crap.
Thank God for the Jack in the Box commercial.

Benzo Jones said...

If it was wolf and mcdonald we could call them "el McRandy".

Penos Cabell said...

Is the Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight gonna start soon?

rbnlaw said...

6 pitches by Young? Seriously.

Nic j said...

what about Ol' McDonalds Wolf Farm.

i got nothing.

Orel said...

Wolf 1st inning era: 12.00
2nd inning on: 2.73

Chappy said...

I dunno, McWolfenhomer?

Steve Sax said...

Wolf
ERA, 1st inning: 12.00
After that: 2.70

We should put ohman in for the first inning of wolf's starts.

Orel said...

Aren't there always like a million undercards?

rbnlaw said...

Is Mark Hendrickson doing anything?

Orel said...

Mark Hendrickson is working at Costco.

Chappy said...

Sax do you have McDonald's numbers?

1st inning vs. 2nd or 3rd? his would probably be the reverse of that...

Chappy said...

I heard that! they probably only have Hendrickson there to stock the tall shelves...

Nic j said...

see, good wolf.

Orel said...

Martin's catch in foul territory—that was close.

Orel said...

If Wolf was going to get touched in the first, giving up a solo HR is not the worst way to go.

rbnlaw said...

Whew. Decent 2nd.

Nic j said...

i always cringe a little when the catcher has to catch the popup.

rbnlaw said...

OK, let's see the young ones do something.

Penos Cabell said...

I hope the Dodger bats wake up.

Nic j said...

haha the bulls just got a point added on from the first quarter, the drama goes on.

Nic j said...

do you think loney voted for himself on the HR pole question?

Chappy said...

they have no patience batting tonight thus far...

Orel said...

Bulls down by 3!

Orel said...

dodgers.com/roadtrip

Interesting, but expensive.

Steve Sax said...

Bing bing bing! Vin mentions Chris Young's alma mater, second inning.

Nic j said...

alright russ, nice stroke.

rbnlaw said...

Ain't gonna be a no hitter.

Chappy said...

Martin beginning to show some signs.

rbnlaw said...

114 steals allowed. Lamppost is right.

Nic j said...

casey at bat

Orel said...

Hey, Dodgers have two on!

rbnlaw said...

Young can't handle having runners on base. That is obviously.

rbnlaw said...

Double steal?

Chappy said...

can't let him get out of this

Nic j said...

damn

Orel said...

Aargh, more warning track power.

rbnlaw said...

WTP.

Nic j said...

if they did a double steal they would have just put casey on and gone after wolf.

i was thinking that too though

rbnlaw said...

You're fast Orel.

Orel said...

Bulls are running out of time.

rbnlaw said...

Meant to say: True, but Wolf doesn' totally suck at bat.

Penos Cabell said...

Celtics by 5 with 2:45 to go

Nic j said...

wow, third strike fastball? wheres the curve?

Penos Cabell said...

It must be weird pitching to a guy 6'10 then pitching to a guy 5'6

rbnlaw said...

Eckstein might be the most talented midget of all time.

Nic j said...

eckstein looks like he should still be getting snacks after the game is over.

Orel said...

Bulls down 5 with 1:35 left.

Penos Cabell said...

Vin was thinking the same thing I was

rbnlaw said...

8 in a row.

Chappy said...

Wolf is a good hitter, if he can get on Young maybe will get rattled and give up a few.

rbnlaw said...

Is it me, or does Brian Scalabrine look like Will Ferrell?

Nic j said...

i think the celtics just keep scalabrine on the team because he can double as a mascot.

Orel said...

Wolf helps his own cause!

Nic j said...

damn randy's trying to get that run back.

rbnlaw said...

Howlin' Wolf!

Fred's Brim said...

if you have a bat and you always choke up on it, why don't you just play with a shorter bat?

Chappy said...

sweet double by Wolf!

Penos Cabell said...

Lets get this offense rolling

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Randy!

rbnlaw said...

Even baby!

Nic j said...

yeah, thats good, gets randy a rest after those two sprints.

Chappy said...

that the way! Now we need to see the "rabbits"

rbnlaw said...

STEAL DAMMIT!

Orel said...

This could be a rally.

Nic j said...

i was thinking the same thing FB. maybe you get more control with a counter weight on the other end?

Fred's Brim said...

ok Randy - rest up on that bench. you've done a lot of running!

Orel said...

Bulls are not going to pull this out.

Nic j said...

meh, lets see with our luck we will run ourselves out of a rally.

Chappy said...

do they walk Manny?

Nic j said...

game 7 was a bit of a let down.

rbnlaw said...

Runner at second, one out.
Manny walks.

Orel said...

People love their Mannywood T-shirts!

Penos Cabell said...

Bulls are done

Chappy said...

sweet, I hope he makes em pay!

Orel said...

How could Game 7 not be a letdown?

Nic j said...

5 OT's and bill russell comes out of retirement.

maybe i dream to big.

Orel said...

Baserunners sure seem to rattle Young.

rbnlaw said...

$50 a seat, they better love those shirts. Least they could do is throw in a Dodger Dog.

Orel said...

Exactly, Nic. Nice.

Chappy said...

that was the pitch!

Chappy said...

that check swing was close. Go Andre!

Nic j said...

i never like sitting there. its field level but you cant really see anything.

rbnlaw said...

Bulls/Celtics reminds me of the mid 80's. Bulls get close; Celtics advance.

Chappy said...

way to go Orel! you shouldn't coach the enemy!

rbnlaw said...

Work 'em 'Dre.

Nic j said...

thanks for nothing andre.

Orel said...

Hey, I'm just the messenger.

Chappy said...

enough with the 0-2 counts already!

rbnlaw said...

Manny could take his lead half way to 2nd and they wouldn't hold him on.

Chappy said...

you're forgiven...

Orel said...

SF lost, ARI won.

rbnlaw said...

Pffft.

Orel said...

Talk about room service.

Orel said...

All over in Boston.

Nic j said...

you think frank would pay for some nicer chairs in the bullpens. does he rent those things out to parties on road trips.

Nic j said...

poor casey, here come the subpar defense critics.

Nic j said...

do the gonzales brothers ever do anything seperate?

rbnlaw said...

Edgar is killing us? My world is upside down.

Orel said...

Nice to see Martin with the gun!

koufax said...

russ has had some good throws to second lately

Orel said...

Chintzy bullpen chairs are probably some baseball superstition.

Nic j said...

yeah, i think he is really making the extra effort on defense since he is in a bit of a hitting slump.

Chappy said...

Yep Nic, Blake is better than people give him credit for.

I think really they're just jealous of his beard growing ability. didn't he shave like four days ago?

Orel said...

Aflac trivia question:

Bud Black is 1 of 2 men in the last 50 years with 100 wins as a pitcher & manager. Who is the other?

rbnlaw said...

What would be worse; managing the Madres or the little Giants?

Ask Bruce Bocce.

Nic j said...

possibly, orel

Orel said...

Casey shaved before the game.

Nic j said...

a strikeout on an almost wild pitch, dont see that everyday,

Orel said...

I would hope Russell gave that defensive effort regardless of his hitting.

Another nice catch, right on cue.

rbnlaw said...

Leo Durocher?

Chappy said...

then he's got homer simpson powers cause his beard is looking robust

he's like Samson, needs to keep that going all the time or he's powerless.

rbnlaw said...

2-2 for Russell

Chappy said...

Martin's back in the saddle again.

Nic j said...

i wonder if farmer john gets jealous when vin talks about del taco like that.

koufax said...

nice nic

koufax said...

did anyone catch matt kemp on sports science today talking about separating his shoulder from running into the wall last year?

Chappy said...

so he can check a runner at 1st, good to know.

rbnlaw said...

Young remembered he had a runner on.
Go figure.

rbnlaw said...

Have to admit, Young's throwing strikes. Hard to take pitches.

koufax said...

nic did u go to the game last night, was it as boring in person as it was on tv?

Nic j said...

no actually, it was my first live pitchers duel and i was glued.

the bottom of the lineup was completely electric.

Nic j said...

bottom of the ninth

rbnlaw said...

Wolf bunting to get on?

koufax said...

i watched it on replay wish i fast forwarded until the 9nth

Chappy said...

The W at the end though Sandy made it worth it

koufax said...

no argument there chap

Chappy said...

nice play by Blake

Orel said...

trivia answer: Larry Dierker

Chappy said...

come on people the wave is so 1984

koufax said...

how pissed do u think peavy was last night? I love it.

Chappy said...

I keep waiting for Peavey to bite the ball after talking to it...

Orel said...

Idiots doing the wave.

koufax said...

orel, i have never started a wave, but when it comes around i participate. do u boycott it while it passes u?

Chappy said...

that was a gift strike

rbnlaw said...

Now the "Padres suck" chant.
What's next? Beachballs?

Chappy said...

thunder sticks rbnlaw, thunder sticks

Fred's Brim said...

dammit Randy - why are you scared to pitch to these bums?

rbnlaw said...

Gawd I hate those things.
Went to ATT last year to see Giants/Dodgers after we got Manny. The beer cups have "Beat LA" on them. I kept mine. They're cute.

rbnlaw said...

Geez. Give the freak a strike.

Orel said...

phew

Chappy said...

that's great; better to be hated than admired I always say

Orel said...

"orel, i have never started a wave, but when it comes around i participate. do u boycott it while it passes u?"

Always boycott. FIGHT THE POWER

Chappy said...

Get em on, get em over and get em in!

Orel said...

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