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...

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Nic j said...

you think russ sings the canadian anthem in his head during these moments.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Lakers by 10

Penos Cabell said...

Eject Skola

Nic j said...

by 12, scola and sasha look like twins fighting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd be curious to hear Martin speak French. I know he can speak it, but he never has in front of anyone.

Penos Cabell said...

Scola and Vujacic look like brothers

Nic j said...

sasha is diet scola.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's like one of those twin episodes of Star Trek, only with better special effects.

Fred's Brim said...

haha Nic!

Nic j said...

or scola extra i should say.

gotta be a homer.

Penos Cabell said...

Fish put Scola on his ass

Nic j said...

wow this game is getting out of hand, refs are gonna be quick with the whistles in the 4th

Nic j said...

fish knows how to send a message.

Nic j said...

flagrant 2, you gotta be kidding me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fish is the Denzel of the NBA.

Fred's Brim said...

nice, Fisher...

Penos Cabell said...

One game suspension, easily.

Nic j said...

rondo can slap people in the head and its a hard foul

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh come on flagrant 2 that's rediculous

karina said...

Great bunt!. We could use another run, just because it's so much fun.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I say "rediculous" because it makes me red with anger

Neeebs said...

Fisher just got ejected for a flagrant foul with 13 seconds left in the 3d

Fred's Brim said...

so Mota for 1 more I guess. then leach?

Nic j said...

how come there is no such thing as a playoff foul when the lakers are doing them.

Penos Cabell said...

I hope the Lakers get pumped up now.

Neeebs said...

So, I'm slowwwwww

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The O-Dog again!

Fred's Brim said...

ask and you shall receive, Karina :)

karina said...

O-Dogg! 10-3!

Fred's Brim said...

are Scola and Sasha related to Dave Navarro?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Everyone talks about how the Lakers get help from the refs. That sure doesn't help

karina said...

i received so i've got to thank!

Nic j said...

what happened i was in lakerland?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like Lakers enter the 4th with a 9 point lead

Penos Cabell said...

The Lakers need to put this game away.

karina said...

Just for tonight, i'm not going to bash Juan Pierre, unless we'll have to endure the noodle arm, his feature that bothers me the most.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was like a homer by Pierre standards.

Nic j said...

JP hit a dinger last year in PNC park.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

yeah, that has to kill a pitcher's confidence

Nic j said...

joe crawford hates the lakers.

karina said...

Reading your comment, MLSF makes me want to say something harsh, but i'll bite my tongue.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

what'd I say? I was refering to Pierre's flyout, not Dunn's popup

karina said...

I meant Juan Pierre's fly out, not Dunn's pop up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

then what was so bad about it?

Penos Cabell said...

Beautiful play by Luke

karina said...

In the bright side, that Juan Pierre fly-out was a proof of power.

Don't get why Belisario has to pitch tonight. If he does, Torre should explain himself.

Fred's Brim said...

nice pitch, G. two more quick ones

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm confused.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers by 11

Penos Cabell said...

The Lakers are playing some smothering defense...

Lakers up 92-81

Fred's Brim said...

i agree Karina - if there was a time for Leach to get a taste of the bigs, this is it

Nic j said...

so who gets the win tonight? Jmac?

karina said...

I wanted to complete the sarcasm of your comment of Pierre hitting almost a home run. Never mind.

Beautiful double play!

Nic j said...

or was it kershaw, i cant remember,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw. The Dodgers scored the second run with him still in the game.

karina said...

Kershaw gets the win. They untied the game in the 5th and he got to pitch that inning.

Fred's Brim said...

I think Kershaw was the pitcher of record during Dre's bases loaded walk in the 5th

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's Beimal time!

karina said...

MLSF, sorry if i can't explain myself properly, sometimes i just don't find the right words to express myself in English.

Fred's Brim said...

Joe B! good to see you!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

that's alright.

Fred's Brim said...

he was safe! the ump wants to get back to the locker room and watch the 4th quarter of the Lakers game!

karina said...

Beimel deserves a warmer reception. He looks so weird with that uniform. In fact, i'm rooting for him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beimal still has a helluva mug.

Penos Cabell said...

Bynum can't handle Yao

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bynum just can't avoid foul trouble.

Nic j said...

someone needs to introduce loney to tim the toolman taylor.

Fred's Brim said...

he's got that drunk-from-rural-Pennsylvania look. I'm rooting for him too Karina

Fred's Brim said...

hang onto that feeling, Russ

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I fail to understand how a criminal record can help Loney.

Nic j said...

meh, i dont really miss biemel.

Nic j said...

i meant he needs more power

augh augh augh.

Fred's Brim said...

Matt had a nice swing in the 6th - lets see if he can build on that

Fred's Brim said...

not so much...

Nic j said...

artest is getting crazy again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

i've seen plenty of Home Improvement. The last thing Loney needs is pointers from a guy who electrocutes himself on a daily basis.

Delino DeShields said...

Third out.....
NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO

Nic j said...

maybe he just needs to talk to wilson then,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Artest is having his "forget about the game, I only care about messing with Kobe" days

Fred's Brim said...

Thank you Joe! Good luck Brent!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Loney would be too freaked out by Wilson's lack of face to take his advice.

Nic j said...

man, no touching in the 4th the refs are clamping down.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Leach is in!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

what, a tech on Kobe? are you kidding me? the refs will not let them play!

Fred's Brim said...

how does Vin know so much about Colgate?

Nic j said...

the game was getting out of hand they have to be quick with the fouls,

Delino DeShields said...

Will he define pyro-xeno-necrophiliac next?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rick and Charlie are talking about Mrs. Leach's blog.

Nic j said...

the leach is in the suck the life out of the opposing team.

Delino DeShields said...

Mrs Delino on Vin: "This guy is his own pop up video"

Fred's Brim said...

or start spilling the secrets of the Masons

Delino DeShields said...

Does he know the game's still happening?

Nic j said...

i though he was gonna say he killed 13 commies in the war.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, his first walk

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The record is all ours!

Nic j said...

hopefully we hear that song twice tonight!!

LAKERTIME!!

Delino DeShields said...

13! I now know 13 factoids about that.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Brent! look out for your shaving cream pie tonight!

Nic j said...

suck it ty cobb!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers by 12

Fred's Brim said...

that was fun - let's do it again tomorrow! gnite all

Nic j said...

shaving cream for the leach.

karina said...

Let's gp blue! can't wait for the review of the Sons.

Orel said...

Holy smokes you guys, 500+ comments! The Dodgers aren't the only ones setting records! Good job!

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