Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Game 29 Thread: May 6 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (0-2, 5.46) vs. Daniel Cabrera (0-2, 4.44).

COMMENTS: This is one of those games that you know is going to go poorly for our beloved Dodgers, winners of 12 home games in a row, tying the major league record for consecutive home wins to start a season with the Detroit Tigers. And what about those 1911 Detroit Tigers? They didn't even make the playoffs, finishing in second place, 13.5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. And tonight's game, which would give the Dodgers sole possession of the record, sets our 20-8 team (best record in baseball!) up against the Washington Nationals, the worst team in the majors at 7-17, poised for the unlikeliest of upsets this evening. I stare at my magnet schedule, dreading the matchup, and tremble in fear. WAS? NOT WAS!

But enough about my insecurities, access to Dodger promotional items, and penchant for cheesy 1980's music videos. In order for us to beat those pesky Nats, we're going to have to rattle Cabrera, who threw four wild pitches in his last start against the Cardinals. Our rabbits need to be primed to take off. And it will also depend on which Minotaur shows up for us tonight; the one who shut down the Padres on Friday with seven scoreless innings, or the one who struggled in his two starts before that (giving up 15ER over 9IP). All I know is, there's nothing more heart-wrenching than a winless Minotaur (the only starter without a win). Especially one with 29Ks, third-most on the team. I mean, even Hiroki Kuroda has a win for pete's sake! Let's go, Blue!

Oh yeah, and SoSG Orel, Alex Cora, and I (Sax) will all be at tonight's game...be on the lookout for the at-game writeups, which promise to be extra-special indeed...

504 comments:

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

S.W.A.S. blows another play. Blake is on first.

Nic j said...

i had to wait till erin left.

Fred's Brim said...

take advantage of this. also take some pitches

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why? Why let Kershaw stay in the game? He's at 90 pitches!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

scratch that, 100!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

whew, Furcal with a base hit. O-Dog up now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't figure out which game will make me vomit less.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ariza has absolutely nothing.

Penos Cabell said...

Agreed MrLA SPorts Fan, both games are painful to watch.

Erin said...

Just had to come back to say this: Steiner is now telling the audience that the Dodgers are 13-1 when they score in the first inning. Last night we determined they had scored first in thirteen games (fourteen with last night's game), and they were 11-2 going into that game. So now they're 12-2. Why can't Steiner's stat guy get that right?

Penos Cabell said...

Bases loaded for MAnny.

Nic j said...

loaded and manny, here we go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bases juiced for Manny! I have officially left the Laker game.

Penos Cabell said...

Wake me up Manny!

Nic j said...

i think some of the lakers have left the laker game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny's due. According to Steiner, he hasn't gotten a slam for 4 years.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And Kershaw just killed the slam

Nic j said...

wow, that sucks.

Penos Cabell said...

This is unbelievable

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's Ethier's turn

Nic j said...

poor clay, nothing he could do.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hit, walk, HBP, do something to score a run!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm running out of puke bags.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Full count to Andre.

Chappy said...

not a damn thing he coulda done. the Nats fielding is sooooo terrible, this is what it's like waching TriA for all you big city folks... :)

Nic j said...

where are all these wild pitches everyone was talking about.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, thank the lord, Ethier walks.

Penos Cabell said...

OK. We'll take it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's Loney's turn.

MattyA said...

Somewhat anti-climatic, but I'll take it.

Nic j said...

cheap run, ill take it.

nice time to hit your first home run james.

im just saying.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, close play for Loney.

Nic j said...

queen james does it again.

Penos Cabell said...

Wow. What a shitty inning!

Penos Cabell said...

My grandma has more power than Loney.

karina said...

Can't believe they've just scored 2 runs in this game so far.

Fred's Brim said...

take a frikkin pitch, james!

Fred's Brim said...

Manny, you too!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least they scored a run. Torre shoulda put in a pinch-hitter like Loretta, Kershaw's at 99 pitches.

Nic j said...

PC can your grandma play 1st?

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers look like absolute crap too.

Defense anyone?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw jeez, the Laker game is tied at halftime. I want to puke so bad.

Penos Cabell said...

My grandma is an average 1B. But she'll knock the cover off the ball.

Nic j said...

lakers usually only play 1Q of D

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, James. show them you deserve to be here

MattyA said...

So you're not planning to bring Kershaw back for the next inning, but you leave him in to hit anyway? WTF?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WHAT WAS THE POINT OF LEAVING KERSHAW IN TO BAT IF MCDONALD IS GOING TO PITCH! WHAT IS TORRE THINKING!?!?

Nic j said...

PC suit her up and send her out there.

Penos Cabell said...

If James Loney ever develops some power, he'll be a pretty scary.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

With the over-use of Belly and now this, Torre is gonna drive me insane.

karina said...

If they were getting Kershaw out of the game, why Torre didn't use a pinch-hitter?

Penos Cabell said...

Torre's abuse of his bullpen is frustrating.

Nic j said...

calm down MLSF, has some bigelow green tea.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That move to leave Kershaw in will be scrutinized by everyone, and rightfully so.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like Torre, but sometimes his moves just baffle me. Like using a pitcher on back2back days when there are fully rested pitchers available.

Nic j said...

lets get grady little back.

Nic j said...

j mac has some swagger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not saying "Fire Torre" but he just confounds me a lot.

Penos Cabell said...

God inning

Nic j said...

maybe he is just a bullpen guy.

karina said...

He overuses pitchers, that's no secret.

Fred's Brim said...

take
pitches
stupid!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin singles. Let's see how he can be stranded.

MattyA said...

MLSF, That move will be scrutinized by everyone except Charlie Steiner.

Penos Cabell said...

Wow, can Russell do that wth runners in scoring position?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp lines out. 1 away

Nic j said...

torre is an oldschool manager. that used to be common practice.

Penos Cabell said...

Can Torre really use Bellisario again?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Torre kept going to Proctor and all he had to show for it was an ERA over five. Now Proctor stinks.

karina said...

Why is Pierre pinch hitting for McDonald? Why is Belisario warming up if he has pitched 2 games in a row?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll be fine if J-Mac hits.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Blake walks.

Nic j said...

lucky that was ball four russ.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Torre's gonna kill me today.

karina said...

If Pierre hits in the 9th spot, it'll only justifiable if he bunts decently.

My son stole second!

karina said...

My mistake, i saw everything wrong.

Loretta is. Thanks Torre, you're going to give us a heart attack tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta walks. Bases juiced for Raffy.

Penos Cabell said...

Bases loaded.

MattyA said...

Come on, Raffy! Make 'em pay this time!

Penos Cabell said...

Can the Dodgers score?

Fred's Brim said...

let the feast begin! Raffy you must be hungry!

Nic j said...

bases loaded doesnt mean a whole lot tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now the fun begins. No more Cabrera. Just the Nats' lousey bullpen.

Nic j said...

is biemel back from the DL yet?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He was activated today.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES! Raffy with the clutch single!

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy!

Penos Cabell said...

There you go Raffa!

Nic j said...

well there you go dear.

karina said...

Raffy RBI single, still Rancho Ardiendo for O-Dogg!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Walk the O-Dog. Let Manny try again with the bases loaded.

Penos Cabell said...

Keep it going Orlando!

Dusto Magnifico said...

furky with his 3rd hit

Dusto Magnifico said...

I just hope Torre doesnt bring Mota in!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog walks! Here comes Manny!

Nic j said...

wow, that has to be the wildest pitch ive ever seen.

Penos Cabell said...

Just a bit outside!

Fred's Brim said...

what
the
crap!?!?

Nic j said...

you think the pitcher was thinking about manny on deck?

karina said...

I'll take that, too. Manny and Rancho Ardiendo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

300

Nic j said...

poor guy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

dammit, just missed it

Dusto Magnifico said...

and the wheels have officially come off!

LETS GO MANNY!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That guy likes "Major League" too much.

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers up 61-58

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm running out of puke bags and sedatives with the Dodgers and the Lakers.

Nic j said...

im trying not to watch the laker game, hoping they will surprise me and take a lead in the next ten minutes.

karina said...

Go Lakers!.

In past times, i'd be so excited about a playoff series between the Rockets and the Lakers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Same here.

Dusto Magnifico said...

first 3 hit game of the season for furcal

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Referring to Nic of course

Nic j said...

this guy has an over 8 era with 9IP, we have to get something.

Penos Cabell said...

Dusto, maybe Furcal gets on track and we see the same player we saw at the beginning of last season

Nic j said...

deja vu.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers extend to a 7-point lead.

Penos Cabell said...

NICE!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not a slam but I'll take it! 2 runs for Manny!

Nic j said...

not a hr but, NICE!

Penos Cabell said...

MANNY!MANNY!MANNY!

Fred's Brim said...

Manny!
*bows down in i'm-not-worthy fashion*

karina said...

Manny's 2-RBI double!

6-1, now we're talking!go Dre!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny better not sit on Sunday, I want my money's worth

Nic j said...

i think the bench is really gonna have to step up if the lakers are going to go anywhere.

what happened they were so good early in the year.

Fred's Brim said...

Vin was so nonchalant about Manny's double

karina said...

King James, we all want you to hit as we know you can.

Nic j said...

if manny goes 0-5 on saturday im sure he will. but its vs the hated ones so who knows.

Penos Cabell said...

James Loney.

SOft dribbler anyone?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's the bases juiced for Loney

Dusto Magnifico said...

this could get ugly really fast... oh wait... its Lonely

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm afraid that if Lincecum pitches, Torre will just give up and let all four benchers start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers up by 9

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers by 9

Fred's Brim said...

Manny hauling ass!

Nic j said...

eh, seeing how its weaver vs lincecum, i doubt thats gonna be a win.

im still not totally won over by weaver, he has burned me too many times.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Loney comes threw! Two runs home! What'd I say about this Nats bullpen?

Penos Cabell said...

A single for Loney. Shocking.

Fred's Brim said...

way to go James! Russ batting again!

karina said...

That ball hit by King James had "eyes"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin with a Sac grounder.

Nic j said...

way to pull that ball russ.

Nic j said...

fisher is a bulldog.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

7 runs in the sixth, sounds like a win to me.

Dusto Magnifico said...

can we close the door on the longest home streak to start a season?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers by 10

Penos Cabell said...

Laker time

Nic j said...

Zito was actually on the radio talking crap about how he hopes the dodgers streak keeps going because he wants to be the one to break it.

Penos Cabell said...

Nice rebound and put back for Ariza

Fred's Brim said...

wow just like that - 9-1.
amazing. I am still not used to scoring runs like this

karina said...

It ain't over 'till it's over.12 outs to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hah, sorry Zito, but your attempt to break the streak will end just like your attempt to date Allysa Milano: You will fail and lose out to a Dodger.

karina said...

Zito against Bills. There's a big chance the streak keeps alive.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Joe puts in somebody other than Belly - who can eat innings right now?

Dusto Magnifico said...

bottom of the order looking pretty pedestrian lately.

Lonely
Martin
Kemp
Blake

Don't get me wrong, I want nothing less than to see them at their best, but lately they haven't done much, or is it just me?

Nic j said...

HAHA, MLASF.

zito has actually looked way better.

Fred's Brim said...

G-Mo! can you go 2-3 innings?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still not convinced Mota stinks that much. I saw too much good stuff from him in spring that I can't give up.

Nic j said...

martins looked better.

Dusto Magnifico said...

quit fing around Mota, just throw it over the plate.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Eh, more money, same result. He and Penny both stink. But at least Penny did something with us in 07.

Nic j said...

wow, just watch artest hit the three huh, thats bad for even the lakers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well scratch that on Mota. I'm convinced he stinks.

Fred's Brim said...

i agree Dusto - let these bums get themselves out
oops Flores HR

Dusto Magnifico said...

Mota blows!

Fred's Brim said...

keep it down, G

Nic j said...

took them a while to put that run up.

Nic j said...

penny was a punk.

karina said...

Told you so. He might be a catcher for the Nationals but he's very proficient with the bat.

I saw his first HR of the season, against K-Rod in the ninth, in a game Johan Santana started.

Penos Cabell said...

Damn does Mota suck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did you hear about that fight he got in outside of a bar?

Nic j said...

are we gonna get to see the Leach tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

not much action from the bosses at the game today. maybe they are still having trouble getting a signal in the ravine

Penos Cabell said...

BOOOOOO!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Leach would probably do better than Mota.

Nic j said...

i miss mota on PED's

Nic j said...

allegedly

Neeebs said...

I guess keeping the Avatar worked tonight!!!!!!!!

Nic j said...

i think they might of died from frustration from the early innngs,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

where are the SoSG guys? No iPhone at the park?

karina said...

The fact we're up by 7 runs, it doesn't mean Mota stay long at the mound, he's been hit long and hard.

Fred's Brim said...

Yikes, Bill - tighten it up, will ya?

karina said...

Who fought in a bar?

karina said...

Sons should be in the edge of their seats.

Penos Cabell said...

Actually, Mota was suspended 50 games for using

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers now by 5

Neeebs said...

They need to change their dingleberry Iphones for Blackberries.

Fred's Brim said...

good play Raffy - i know you want to come home with that

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Penny got into a fight outside of a bar. He even threw a punch, but with his left hand.

karina said...

9 to 3 and 7 outs to go.

Fred's Brim said...

Sons are 4 beers and 2 brats deep!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How do you consume more beer than dogs?

karina said...

Neeebs, we shouldn't change our avatars in a while, ok?

Nic j said...

my iphone gets fine reception at the ravine.

Fred's Brim said...

big wallets :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

well two runs scored but at least it's over

Nic j said...

at least if the lakers make it out of this series they will be better prepared for the finals, they walked through the west last year and look what happened in the finals.

karina said...

6 outs to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers back up by 9

Fred's Brim said...

Rachel - thanks for getting dressed up!

Nic j said...

open your eyes lady.

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