Thursday, May 07, 2009

Game 30 Thread: May 7 vs. Nationals, 7p

Randy Wolf (1-1, 3.93) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (2-1, 4.24).

COMMENTS: Hey everybody, anything interesting happen today? I just think it's great how we're in the middle of this historic winning streak and it feels as if nothing can go wrong. It's like, I don't know, we're in some invisible bubble that protects us from all the evil in the world. Undefeated at Dodger Stadium! There's no place like home There's no place like home There's no place like home

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

dammit, not a good debut for Paul

Orel said...

BEAUTIFUL backhanded glove flip by Guzman, even if Hernandez wasn't even in the same area code as second base.

Alireza said...

Ouch. Now XP can't stay in for Pierre.

Orel said...

You could see Paul couldn't get around the pitches.

Alireza said...

Orel - Get around?

Orel said...

You guys are getting sneaky. No multiple of 100 gets unclaimed.

Orel said...

My bad—Hernandez was on the bag.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron is in now

Alireza said...

Tron Tron

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like the idea of having two long-relief guys in the pen.

Orel said...

"Orel - Get around?"

Meaning, trying to pull the ball but swinging late.

Fred's Brim said...

thanks, Orel. i think sleeping on it is a good idea. i am glad we are playing the Nats today and not starting the Giants series

rbnlaw said...

I like the idea of a big bat in the middle of the order.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It was a grounder, but not where Tron wanted it to go

Alireza said...

Orel - Perhaps nerves. Paul's bat is plenty fast.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, wild pitch

Alireza said...

Well, there goes the GIDP

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, runner goes to third

Orel said...

Funny about that, Rbn...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon Tron get rid of SWAS

Orel said...

Trade a run for an out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

well, that helps hurt their hits with RISP

Orel said...

Okay, I'll bite. SWAS?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sole Washington All Star

Nic j said...

hey everyone, looked like i missed an evertful evening.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, Tron is scaring me

Alireza said...

Tron doesn't have it tonight

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The O-Man is in

Alireza said...

Oh-Man to handle Dunn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, damn that dunn

Nic j said...

im getting a joe biemel flashback.

Alireza said...

I hope that wasn't Donkeyed

Orel said...

Or not handle him. If this game falls apart, everyone will blame the juju.

Alireza said...

Yuck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is getting way too close

Erin said...

Suddenly we have a game.

Erin said...

Ohman looks like a grandpa in his official picture.

Nic j said...

now who is taking juju?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's Wade's turn to try to end this friggin inning

Orel said...

Good job, Wade.

Alireza said...

Ok Wade, just finish this nightmare inning please.

Orel said...

Did Vin ever opine on Manny?

Alireza said...

YAY

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

alright Wade, he's still got enough for the eighth

Alireza said...

Bunt like the Cake Juan.

Orel said...

Juan Pierre will soothe our battered hearts.

Nic j said...

jp could have turned that into a double.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Single for JP. Hopefully we've got something cooking

Orel said...

Never mind.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh dammit

Dusto Magnifico said...

my hatred for Juan Pierre runs as deep as my hatred for ... Bill Plaschke.

Alireza said...

Damn it Juan. You do something good and follow it up with something stupid. As base stealer of his ilk should not get picked off by Kenny Rogers or Mark Langston, let alone Villone.

Orel said...

Willinghamwood!

Nic j said...

way to break a wrist

Nic j said...

what about JP's house of slapjacks?

Orel said...

but "a jack" = a HR

Alireza said...

Wade was robbed on that hook

Alireza said...

The blind ump cost Wade a 3 pitch K

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gameday says that second pitch was a strike

Orel said...

Tonight would be a bad night for a blown save.

Alireza said...

That wasn't Wade's fault so much as it was poor umpiring.

Erin said...

This is where I hope Karina is wrong about Flores being so "clutch."

Orel said...

dammit Wade

Alireza said...

Wade's pitches are quite nasty tonight, despite the results. He had a 18" pFX on that second fastball to Flores.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

this is killing me

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

one out, just let Wade get one out

Alireza said...

The Dodgers could use a triple play.

Steve Sax said...

I leave the house for a couple hours, and you guys let the Nats score 4? Come on, dudes.

Orel said...

Manny would have...never mind.

Steve Sax said...

Catch that damn ball, JP! It bounced in play!

Orel said...

Well, here we are.

Steve Sax said...

Why didn't casey just turn around and step on third?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh crap

Alireza said...

F'ing really? The only one outside Wade throws him and it is a hit? This is just crap luck.

Dusto Magnifico said...

ugh... i feel like im gonna vomit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I still have some puke bags left from last night if anyone's interested.

Alireza said...

I want a grounder to Furcal and a 6-2-3 DP

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT

Orel said...

Yep. We're fucked.

Nic j said...

things could be worse.

Hey wheres manny by the way?

Alireza said...

OH FFS!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Wade is serving up bp out here, wtf

Dusto Magnifico said...

3 straight fast balls?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

what's happened to the bullpen!?

Erin said...

Unreal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

dammit now it's SWAS

Alireza said...

Wow. Wade can't buy an out. This has to be the worst example of a pitcher throwing well and still getting screwed I have seen in a while.

Nims said...

The sky is falling?

Dusto Magnifico said...

do you ever just get that feeling?...

Alireza said...

Looks like J. Martin gets another chance to make a statement in the next inning.

Steve Sax said...

Wade better get this guy

Damon said...

ugg we should be winning

Steve Sax said...

there we go, guzman gone

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SWAS goes down swinging

Dusto Magnifico said...

rough nite for wade

Nic j said...

its nice that even with this whole manny thing happening the bullpen can remind us where the real problem is.

Alireza said...

Who does Torre bring in at this point? Broxton shouldn't be wasted and Mota is a time bomb. Belisario? J-Mac?

Nic j said...

the Leach

Orel said...

Sax, check your e-mail.

Nims said...

B.Leach time! He's gonna clean out the competition!

Alireza said...

Oh right. We have another lefty now. The guy with the crazy Limbaugh-loving wife.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

unfortunately no one comes to mind to pitch in this void.

Dusto Magnifico said...

Brent Leach... the new lefty specialist

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Leach? As in fresh-off-his-first-game Leach?

Steve Sax said...

Brent Leach, Rosin Bag Boy

Nims said...

B.Leach is going to end this stain of an inning.

Nic j said...

wow, manny would of caught that.

Orel said...

This is exhausting.

Alireza said...

Aw Shit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh crap

Steve Sax said...

What the f' is Juan Pierre doing out there in left? Tap dancing?

Catch the damn ball! Or play a ricochet, for pete's sake! You act like you're chasing a garter snake!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This really, really screws with our street-cred

Alireza said...

They should have left Paul in for his defense.

Nic j said...

look at the bright side, at least the giants arent gonna break the streak.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

still two innings to score two runs, and with the Nats' bullpen, that's not that far-fetched

Alireza said...

Nic - This may be the only thing worse than the Giants breaking it.

Erin said...

Miserable.

Should Pierre have caught the ball? Gameday Audio isn't even working for me right now.

Alireza said...

I have a headache.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh yeah, IBB so you can get to the guy who hit 40 bombs last year, real smart

Steve Sax said...

Wow, this is actually a more depressing day than I had ever imagined. A comeback win for the Nats on the road. Yay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh son of a bitch

Erin said...

It's Ethier, Loney and Martin when (if) this half of the inning ends. If they want to prove they can carry this team, there's no time like the present.

Dusto Magnifico said...

that got outta hand quickly

Alireza said...

Why take him out Joe? At this point, just let him suck it up and eat the inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now everyone in the nation will look at this game and say "well looks like the Dodgers can't win without Manny"

Nic j said...

i doubt it, with the dodgers you kind of expect the worst team to break the streak. Anyways, this cant be good for the confidence of the kids.

Nims said...

Who's due up in the bottom of the inning?

Alireza said...

MLSF - Dunn historically has been murdered by lefties. That was a good move.

Dusto Magnifico said...

oh great, Mota!

first pitch- homer.

Steve Sax said...

Juan has the street cred of Alfonso Spears.

Alireza said...

Nims - Ethier/Loney/Martin with Kemp if anyone gets on.

Nims said...

Oops, you preempted me Erin. Thanks!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't care about matchups at this point. Pitching around a guy to get to one of the best power-hitters in the game is not smart

Alireza said...

My head is in my hands.

Steve Sax said...

Ground ball past short, but don't worry, the left fielder can throw out the runner who was on second...

...Oh wait, it's Juan Pierre in left.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

oh good lord this won't end

Erin said...

Okay, that ought to do it.

I think I'm off to bed now, for an angry sleep.

Steve Sax said...

erin, so guess who WOULD have been coming up first next inning?

Oh yeah, that guy.

Nic j said...

game over.

What bad timing

Alireza said...

MLSF - Zimmerman is the best hitter on that team. It makes sense to go after Dunn instead, especially if it puts a force on.

Erin said...

Today the Red Sox scored twelve runs in an inning before recording an out. This must be like what it felt like to be an Indians' fan today.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

with the way this inning was going, I was against the idea of putting runners on at all.

Erin said...

Yeah, Sax. I didn't want to say it.

Alireza said...

My plea to Joe Torre - PLEASE play an outfield of Ethier/Kemp/Paul tomorrow and for the subsequent 48 games.

Dusto Magnifico said...

On the dan patrick show the other day, the poll question was, "Would you rather have Arod or Torre?" Its an easy one. ARod! easy... right.. easy?

No, those stupid NewYorkers forgot how BAAAAD torre is in game.

Nims said...

What was the deal with Dunn pushing the O-Dog? Wait, they were teammates for a little while, right?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

JP has just killed us today with that piece of linguini of an arm

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

holy crap it's over

Alireza said...

Well, like the blind squirrel that finds a nut, Mota found a K. Anyone think Kemp has another grand slam in him?

Nims said...

um, MLSF (and to a lesser extent, Sax), I don't think JP has been our big problem tonight

Steve Sax said...

Orel, right back at you.

seriously, this is out of control at this point.

Nic j said...

at least they cant blame this loss on manny being gone.

Steve Sax said...

Beimel is on the mound. Where's my broken beer stein when I need it?

Nic j said...

agreed nims.

Dusto Magnifico said...

of course Beimel comes in. Troys gotta be pulling his pubes out.

Alireza said...

And Beimel is the lemon juice on the paper cut.

Erin said...

They shouldn't be able to blame this loss on Manny being gone, but I'd bet good money that they will anyway.

Alireza said...

Nic - They probably can. Manny would have actually made plays on those balls. Especially the throws.

Nims said...

Oh good heaven. Insult to injury on a day that was all insults and injuries.

Nic j said...

you think to be nice beimel would just throw up a bunch of lollipops.

Alireza said...

Well, the ump must have a directive. That was a ball.

Dusto Magnifico said...

and Beimel does what Beimel does... gets outs...

why didnt we sign him again? What do yya bet Ned trades for him mid season... sending X Paul and JMac for him.

Nic j said...

so you blame the bullpen being terrible tonight on JP get real, manny doesn't have a cannon or anything, and odds are his throw would of been to the following runner, he rarely makes throws to the plate.

karina said...

This day is been so wrong and depressing. Nats scoring 6 runs in the 8th? Manny? for the sweet love of baby Jesus we'll have to endure Juan Pierre for 45 games?it's more than wrong, it's evil.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I actually think Paul should be starting, not JP

Nic j said...

and russ pulls the ball once again.

karina said...

It hurts me seeing Beimel wearing another uniform.

Alireza said...

Actually, Manny does have an above-average arm, especially for a LF. Anyway, no matter. This game shouldn't have been blown and I blame Wade's struggles more on getting his K-zone choked to death.

Alireza said...

J. Martin starts a rally?

Dusto Magnifico said...

atta boy russ.

Nims said...

How bout the topspin on J. Martin's hit?

Steve Sax said...

Please, hit a grand slam here Kemp (even though there is only one man on base)

Alireza said...

Nic - That is the kind of ball Russ should pull. An 86 MPH fastball on the inner half. If he tries to go the other way, he pops up.

Alireza said...

BTW Russ, please don't get picked.

Steve Sax said...

come on, Kempy

Steve Sax said...

"there are no smiles now." --Vin

Nic j said...

russ pulls EVERY ball, i know you love the guy but give me a break.

Alireza said...

Man. It is really hard to make solid contact off Beimel.

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, if I'm lurking right now and not posting, should I be compelled to start posting?

Steve Sax said...

just asking.

Alireza said...

Nic - Russ has been too pull happy this year, but that pitch was properly pulled.

Orel said...

Attention SoSG lurkers: Now would be a good time to make a token comment. Trust me on this one.

Nic j said...

agreed.

Dusto Magnifico said...

atta boy matty

karina said...

do we always have to reach beyond 400?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

dare I say a rally is starting?

Alireza said...

SPEED.

Steve Sax said...

SoSG lurkers: you should listen to Orel. The man is serious.Trust me.

Alireza said...

SPEED.

Dusto Magnifico said...

token comment

Erin said...

At least Kemp is putting up a fight. And he gets a hit out of it. Now it's Blake, followed by a pinch hitter and Pierre. Not the best makings for a rally, but we have to start somewhere.

Erin said...

Blake can get us back into this game with one swing.

Dusto Magnifico said...

its time this team mans up!!! get it together and rally around a common goal. WINNING!

karina said...

Blake is the big player this inning...then pray on loretta and expect a minor miracle with Pierre.

Alireza said...

Funny how Gameday calls Beimel's heater a change.

Alireza said...

Put a charge in it Casey.

Dusto Magnifico said...

blake is fighting a good fight

Dusto Magnifico said...

tension is magnifying!

Alireza said...

Blake just fouled off ball 3, but this ump's zone is so weird, who knows?

Erin said...

400

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