Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Game 34 Thread: May 12 @ Phillies, 4p

MANNYWATCH: 46 GAMES

Clayton Kershaw (1-2, 4.91) vs. Chan Ho Park (0-1, 6.67).

COMMENTS:

Owner: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse!
Homer: [worried] Ooooh, that's bad.
Owner: But it comes with a free Frogurt!
Homer: [relieved] That's good.
Owner: The Frogurt is also cursed.
Homer: [worried] That's bad.
Owner: But you get your choice of topping!
Homer: [relieved] That's good.
Owner: The toppings contains Potassium Benzoate.
Homer: [stares]
Owner: That's bad.

The Dodgers face Chan Ho Park today.
That's good.
But they have to face the rest of the Phillies as well.
That's bad.
Russell Martin is heating up.
That's good.
But Rafael Furcal is still slumping.
That's bad.
Although not as much as Jimmy Rollins.
That's good.
The Dodgers are 1-3 since Manny got suspended.
That's bad.
But the Phillies are barely over .500 at 15-14.
That's good.
The Giants are only four games behind the Dodgers.
That's bad.
But the other NL West teams are at least 8.5 games back.
That's good.
I don't know how to end this.
That's bad.

(Thanks to SNPP for the transcript!)

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Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Grandpa: That doll is EVIL I tells ya! Eeeeeevil!!!

Orel said...

"Quick, we have to kill the boy!"

"How'd you know he was a vampire?"

"He's a vampire?" (screams)

Fred's Brim said...

I *think* I may be going to the Thursday game. The Missus asked me to take that day off and wont tell me what we are doing. I hope it's that and not a trip to Ikea! I also hope we are going for the series win or perhaps the sweep. Bills will be looking for redemption!
My missus - that's good.

Chappy said...

Orel, you are in magnificent form today.

From Memento references to Simpsons dialogue, everything you touch today stays gold Poney boy.

Orel said...

FB: Hope Mrs. Brim reads SoSG!

Chappy: Thanks!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Zombie Flanders: Hey Homer, I'm feeling a little peckish. Mind if I chew your ear?
(Homer shoots Flanders dead with rifle)
Bart: Dad, you killed the Zombie Flanders!
Homer: He was a zombie?

Gibby's Limp said...

FB - I'm heading down to Wednesday's and Thursday's games with my Mrs.

Steve Sax said...

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

Steve Sax said...

Fred: But if you go to the game at Citizens Bank Park, where will you get your fill of swedish meatballs?

rbnlaw said...

Brian Wilson says he won't forget Blake mocking him when the Dodgers get up there in August.
Too bad Wilson will likely be back on the DL and can do nothing about it.

Steve Sax said...

Gibby's Limp + Fred Brim: You must make a SoSG Road Game Connection. And send us pictures!

Penos Cabell said...

Line-up looks good.

Maybe Joe can do his best to keep Mota out of the game today.

Steve Sax said...

one hour to game time, I can't wait

Penos Cabell said...

Back to work.

Go Blue.

Dusto Magnifico said...

While yesterdays off day puzzle was an awesome event (because I got the answer) todays game couldn't come fast enough!

39 mins

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Park doesn't lood good in red

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Leadoff double for Pierre!

MattyA said...

Beast Mode!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's hope Furcal can get into beast mode

karina said...

Beast double?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, Furcal lines out right to Rollins

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The O-Dog drives in Pierre
That's good
O-Dog gets picked off
That's bad

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Park has nothing

rbnlaw said...

When he heard the Dodgers were facing Park, Fernando Tatis asked if he could join the squad.

Steve Sax said...

Andre with a two-out double.

That's good.

Orel said...

How do we make scoring in the first inning so unsatisfying?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Because it's only one run each time

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin grounds directly to 2B Chase Utley to strand Ethier.

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

anybody else watching tv? Is this the Eric Collins that I've heard so much about?

Steve Sax said...

And Psycho on as color commentary?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, so far he sounds good, but I've only had a series against Houston to go on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shane "Don't Throw at My Head" Victorino singles.
That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Hudson can't come up with that ball, giving a leadoff single to Victorino.

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Orel: BTW, I cracked up when I read "I don't know how to end this. That's bad." Nice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chase "World F***** Champs" Utley pops up.
That's good.

Erin said...

This "good/bad" theme is reminding of one of my favorite things from Animaniacs

Steve Sax said...

Hey, thanks for that flashback memory, Mr LASF! I'm smiling recalling Shane's whole "throw at my chest, not at my head" histrionic routine.

Utley flies to Pierre, and Victorino surprisingly does not advance to second.
That's good.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Werth DPs! That's VERY GOOD!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Werth with a GIDP.
That's good.
I laughed when I saw Shane shouting at Kuroda, because he probably didn't understand a word that he was saying.

Steve Sax said...

Erin, what's up? What's the San Juan Countdown Clock up to?

Erin said...

Hey Sax.

We're at about 25 days, give or take. My friend Cate is coming down for a visit on Monday (for ten days!), which will help make the passage of time much more bearable.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney swings at the first pitch and pops up. That's bad.

karina said...

King James pops out at the very first pitch

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Erin, nice clip. Was that Andruw Jones at 0:50?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp strikes out. That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Park makes Kemp look fooooooolish.

Dusto Magnifico said...

can't i get a mother f'ing update gameday! geeze louise!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gameday is working fine for me.

Steve Sax said...

How's the weather out there? Spending any time at the San Juan Casino? The one thing I remember about that place was that my clothes never dried out when hung from my balcony window. Oh yeah, and I took my per diem and quadrupled it at the roulette wheel, and then kept the profits.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Casey "Take that Brian Wilson" Blake strikes out. That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Casey strikes out, and somewhere, Brian Wilson makes his little gesture and runs all around his backyard in his diapers

karina said...

Erin, i learned the theme song from Animaniacs in English sooner than i learned it in Spanish. I loved that cartoon.

Nic j said...

eric collins, thats bad.

Steve Sax said...

I mean, I understand that anti-smoking commercial decrying the free tobacco samples given away at sporting events. But I've been to sporting events all over the country, and I have NEVER seen any free tobacco samples being distributed. Am I just hanging out with the honor roll students?

Steve Sax said...

Ryan Howard is a large man.

Erin said...

I've been to the casino at the El San Juan hotel three or four times. We have pretty much doubled our money every time, on roulette and craps. Not big spenders, though, so it's normally going in with $50 or $100 and coming out with $100 or $200. But it's fun (gambling is one of my favorite things in the world). I love per diem.

Clothes take a little bit to dry, especially now that I'm right on the water at the hotel. This is why I'm glad Christine is in the wardrobe department, so we have access to a washer and dryer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would think that with the recession and swine flu that smoking would take a backseat. But then again I thought the same thing with "green" stuff.
Howard strikes out. That's good.

Dusto Magnifico said...

James needs to switch over to "beast mode". At least try beast mode lite.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rollins grounds out. That's good.

karina said...

Dusto, he will and it's going to be the b est.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ibanez goes down on strikes. That's good. Only 20 pitches for Kershaw through two, that's even better.

Steve Sax said...

nice inning for the Minotaur.

That's good.

Nic j said...

just came into the game, has kersh looked this solid for the whole game? i know its only two innings deep.

Erin said...

Karina, I'd like to learn the Animaniacs theme song in Spanish. I could probably get some of it if I tried:

"Es tiempo por Animaniacs y estamos 'zany' hasta el máximo..."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw lines right to Shane. That's bad.

Damon said...

Kershaw dealing

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're hitting it right on the button, but right at guys.

Nic j said...

you think raffy misses manny? maybe that has something to do with his slump.

Steve Sax said...

why are we giving Chan Ho Park easy innings?

It must be part of our strategy to keep him in the game as long as possible.

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal looks lost out there at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Nic J, Raffy's slump started Day 1 of this season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, Raffy singled in his first at-bat of the season, then scored off Jake Peavy.

Steve Sax said...

I mean, look at the pitch Raffy swung at. Park jammed him. He had a 3-0 count in the first and lined out as well. Come on, Raffy, get it together. We need you now.

Nic j said...

maybe manny confided in him about his suspension, the investigation was going on since spring training. seems like its possible.

QuadSevens said...

I miss the Animaniacs! Dodgers leading.

That's good!

Nic j said...

if my best friend was going through something like a possible suspension and i was the only one who knew about it, my mind would probably be all over the place.

Steve Sax said...

nic J, you're right. He was 2-for-5 on opening day, batting .400. He then went 0-for-4 the following day to drop to .222.

And, since April 22, he's been mired around .250.

Steve Sax said...

Are Manny and Raffy BFFs? I didn't know that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

argh, leadoff walk to Feliz. That's bad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think there's something wrong with Kershaw's curve.

QuadSevens said...

Time for a double play ball Kershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Back2back walks. That's bad.

Alireza said...

I am not actually opposed to this current lineup as long as Pierre is on fire and Furcal is not. As soon as he starts being Slappy McPopup again, bench him for X-Paul or put him in the LaRussa spot.

Alireza said...

BTW, that last pitch was a strike.

Alireza said...

Clayton needs to pay attention to Park, because he can hit.

Nic j said...

yeah, it seems like they are.

Steve Sax said...

I have a bad feeling about Park at the plate here.

karina said...

Back to back walks.

That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

nice new avatar nicJ

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Park lays down the bunt. Runners advance. That's bad.

Nic j said...

thanks.

Alireza said...

That last curve was a good one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They trade the out for the run. That's bad.

Alireza said...

The fastball wasn't

Alireza said...

To anyone who is watching live - Could Furcal have gunned it to Martin to get Feliz?

Steve Sax said...

Lyons says Furcal is unhappy with his defensive performance on that play. Raffy definitely looks pissed off.

1-1 on the Victorino sacrifice. Man on second, two out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, he was playing to far back.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I mean "too"

Dusto Magnifico said...

How long before we hear about Furcal to the DL with a bad back?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

100

Steve Sax said...

Alireza, unlikely. Ball was too deep.

That could have been what Raffy was reacting to, the fact that he started charging the ball but then opted to back up and take it. Runner on third left on contact, so there was no chance. Raffy almost missed getting Victorino out as it was.

Steve Sax said...

nice snag Mr LASF

Alireza said...

BTW, that third pitch was a strike.

Nic j said...

wow that was a ball?

Alireza said...

And that 5th pitch was such a strike, it is a joke.

Nic j said...

nasty

Steve Sax said...

3-2 count, and Minotaur gets Utley to Chase! WHoo hoo!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Werth goes down. That's good.

Alireza said...

...and the Whiff.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

whoops that was Utley.

Alireza said...

MLASF - That was Utley, a far more formidable foe.

Steve Sax said...

This lottery commercial is so annoying. If I was buying a scratch-off lottery ticket and some random person (or animal) started telling everybody who I was, I'd probably punch that person in the face.

But then, I publish daily under the name Steve Sax. So maybe I'm a bit private that way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can talk in sync with that commercial that's how much I've seen it. Gloria Gruber, former miss Teen Oxnard, blah blah blah

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog with a leadoff single. That's good.

Steve Sax said...

Much use of the overhead blimp shots tonight. Lyons brings up how fantastic it is to have all the stadiums in one area. It does look cool, I'm sure it's convenient...but on days where games overlap, isn't it a madhouse for parking?

Enough blather. Hudson singles to right, and this time stays at first. Leadoff single for the Dodgers.

Nic j said...

do they have a required amount of time they have to use the overhead camera? wtf?

Steve Sax said...

That's funny, I haven't even listened to it. Gloria was a former Teen Oxnard? Man, she's let things go.

Steve Sax said...

but then, it is Oxnard.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Alireza said...

Seems like Jai-Ho Park isn't throwing as hard this year as last.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Martin, pound this ball. .269, 0HR.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Busted hit-and-run.

karina said...

Steve, he's improving.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin with a little single. Two on for Loney.

Steve Sax said...

Martin dunker to center field. Men on first and second.

Steve Sax said...

Okay guys, I gotta jet. Keep up the fight for a while.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry Karina, erin. Guys and Gals.

karina said...

King James, please please don't DP. We all could take a walk, ok?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Collins has said this is a dream spot for Loney to hit a homer. Short porch in right, Chan Ho Park pitching, seems like it's destiny.

Nic j said...

come on guys this is a perfect park for your first home run.

the pitcher and the field.

karina said...

Steve, i'm not offended for the "guys", at the end of the day, i am always one of the guys.

Alireza said...

Hey, I grew up in Camarillo :-P

Anyway, nice knock for Russ. Looks like Hudson was respecting the Flying Hawai'ian's arm.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice takeout slide by Martin. 1st and 3rd, two outs.

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Dusto Magnifico said...

so, loney grounded to second? you gotta be kidding me... right?

Nic j said...

i think loney needs to be demoted to pawn or rook or something.

Alireza said...

Nice work by Russ or that would have been another Loney GIDP. Loney has to be kicking himself, because Park grooved that fastball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TMI, Karina, TMI

karina said...

King James moved the runner to 3rd. I'll take it.

Nic j said...

the duke of kemp!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp with a dunker single. O-Dog scores, Dodgers lead 2-1, that's good.

Alireza said...

I like the look of that In Play, run(s)

karina said...

Deleted, Mr. LASF

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for the bearded one to get going.

Alireza said...

Hmm. If Casey hits a homer here, does he imitate Park's karate kick? :-P

karina said...

2-1. That's good

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank you, Karina. There are some things I just don't need to know.

Alireza said...

Oh Casey. You should have deposited that one.

Blake really seems to like the ball down.

karina said...

Ok, Mr LASF. Thank you for getting me back to my regular tomboy self.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, a leadoff hit for Werth. That's bad.

Alireza said...

C'mon Clayton. Howard stinks it up against Lefties. Blow him away.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Howard walks. That's very bad.

Erin said...

Ugh. Not shaping up to be a great inning for us.

karina said...

Erin, this is for you:

Es hora de Animaniacs, estamos locos de atar,
ven y siéntate a observar, mucho te divertirás
con Animaniacs.
Ven con los Hermanos Warner y la Hermana Warner, Dot, siempre estamos muy alegres, entre alguna filmación, nos encierran en el tanque si nos logran atrapar, no hay quien nos aguante si logramos escapar.
Somos Animaniacs, Dot es bella, Yakko no,Wakko es un comilón cuando escucha el saxofón en Animaniacs.
Vean a Pinky y Cerebro, demostrando su poder
junto a estos tres palomos, que Slappy hará caer,
Botones y Mandy, a Rita vas a ver, con escritores locos,no hay libretos que aprender.
Somos Animaniacs nos pagan sin trabajar,
estamos locos de atar, como nadie puede estar,
somos animados, de remate estamos, por eso nos llamamos
Ani-ma-ni-i-aaaac
es como es!

Erin said...

Karina, I guess I was a little off in my translation. Now I'm going to memorize this if I can.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A double steal. This is not good at all.

Erin said...

A double steal?!? Damn it.

Alireza said...

Are you kidding me with that double steal?

Alireza said...

Did Clayton pull a Pettite and wind up or something?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw needs to K Rollins, get Raul to popup, and Feliz to get out somehow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap. Rollins singles. Werth scores. This is really, really bad.

Nic j said...

looks like we are gonna need the offense to pick it up tonight.

Erin said...

Boo.

Alireza said...

J-Roll can't buy a hit all year and he gets one there? Damn it.

Here is hoping Clayton picks him off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Kershaw has to deal with their best hitter right now. Piece of cake.

Alireza said...

At least Raul isn't much against lefties. Then again, Howard isn't either and Kershaw walked him.

Nic j said...

well, what time are the lakers on?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh dammit. Raul doubles. Howard and Rollins score. Kershaw's lost it.

karina said...

No outs, that's bad.

Erin said...

Son of a bitch.

Alireza said...

MOTHER GOAT!

karina said...

Now i remember, Pedro Feliz pretty much owned the Dodgers last season.

that's bad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I normally try to remain optimistic in these situations, but I don't think that's gonna happen here.

Nic j said...

we shoud be able to score more off park. the operative word being should.

Alireza said...

Kershaw could be pitching better, but the damn ump is squeezing him.

Nic j said...

another walk.

Alireza said...

It is bad when you walk Pedro Feliz twice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh c'mon, Kershaw walks another guy. Kershaw is MIA, DOA, and any other kind of A you could use in this situation.

Nic j said...

dont worry guys, the even shakier JMAC is warming up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers need to hit long balls if they want to survive.

Nic j said...

we used to have a player that could hit long balls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This looks like another loss where everybody goes "If they had Manny..." I hate these kind of losses.

Nic j said...

kemp saving the kids bacon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That should ease Kershaw's mind.

Erin said...

Was that a tough catch for Kemp? I only have Gameday to rely on here.

Nic j said...

it was hit into shallow center, had to slide for it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Foul bunt. That's a K for Kershaw.

karina said...

It's the bottom of the 4th, the Dodgers are down by two, who says they are going to lose?

Alireza said...

WHEN WILL IT END?

Nic j said...

the fun doesnt stop.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, Blake misses Victorino's line drive. Bases juiced for Utley. Crap.

Nic j said...

i think clayton kershaw says they are going to lose.

Erin said...

AN ERROR?!!?? Come on!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Both outs were lucky for Kershaw. Things could be much worse.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Utley walks, so help me...

Dusto Magnifico said...

40 pitch inning... and hes not done yet

Nic j said...

just bring out matt stairs and put us out of our misery.

Alireza said...

Damn it Casey. You just cost the bullpen one inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The sons can use another Simpsons reference for this inning. There was an episode with a soap opera called "It Never Ends"

Erin said...

200.

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