Sunday, May 17, 2009

Game 39 Thread: May 17 @ Marlins, 10a

MANNYWATCH: 41 GAMES

Clayton Kershaw (1-3, 5.21) vs. John Koronka (0-1, 9.64).

COMMENTS:

Congratulations!
Today is getaway day.
You're off to Dodger Stadium!
You're off and away!

You have hats on your head.
You have spikes on your shoes.
You have three wins this road trip,
a fourth = good news!
So bid farewell to Land Shark. The name does not impress.
You're not coming back—unless for the NLCS.

Today it's Kershaw
versus Koronka
as we wait for Kuroda
to get off his badonkadonka.

You are Beast Mode and Raffy
O-Dog and 'Dre.
When Torre rests regulars
The bench finds a way.

J-Mart, King James
Bison and the Beard.
Manny didn't distract
As many had feared.

Mets, next in line
but one game at a time.

On basepaths things can happen
and frequently do
for teams as speedy
and toolsy as you.

And if things don't happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

139 comments:

Penos Cabell said...

That was beautiful.

Anyone know today's line-up?

Eric Karros said...

Well written Orel!

Let's hope Kershaw puts a lot of (green) eggs up on the scoreboard.

Penos Cabell said...

One hour to game time.

Lakers/Rockets game 7 @ 12:30

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Today's Lineup:

Pierre - LF
Loretta - 3B
Hudson - 2B
Kemp - CF
Loney - 1B
Ausmus - C
Paul - RF
Castro - SS
Kershaw - P

Penos Cabell said...

Thanks for the line-up MLASF.

A lot of guys getting rested today.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice to see XP get a start

Penos Cabell said...

Yeah, Ethier could use a day off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeez, that stadium looks even emptier today

Penos Cabell said...

You weren't kidding MLASF. There is no one there.

Penos Cabell said...

beat up on this Koronka kid

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We are underway

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beast Mode is every mode

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta gets a hit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hard-hit fly ball, nothing doing for O-Dog.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If there was an ump that fit the stereotypical image of an ump, it's at second base.

karina said...

3 straight balls to Bison, he should shop next if it is decent.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp walks. Bases juiced for Loney

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Blown fielder's choice. Pierre and Loretta score.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for Bid Daddy Braddy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeez, what is this? SoSG's imitation of a Marlins game? Where is everyone?

Penos Cabell said...

It's a quiet Sunday morning in SOSG.

Penos Cabell said...

Not a good AB from XP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice pick by the O-Dog

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice basket-catch by Beast Mode!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Castro with a bomb!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That ball could have made it to the other Castro.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Koronka is one terrible fielder

karina said...

Walks and errors are killing the Marlins.

karina said...

Sorry for the absent , i had some lunch, i was starving!

karina said...

Koronka was taken off the mound. New pitcher and Beast modehits a 2 RBI double.

karina said...

Dodgers 2-Marlins 0

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At this rate, the Dodgers will win 18-0

karina said...

My bad, Dodgers 6-Marlins 0. They've scored a couple of runs in each inning, including a Castro solo homer.

PavilionBum said...

Good sized lead with Kersh on the mound. Great chance to spell the bullpen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did anyone see SNL last night with Harry Caray?

fanerman said...

It's nice to wake up to Beast Mode.

Alex Cora said...

Uh, I wont say it, but Kershaw is pitching VERY WELL...

karina said...

That's why everyone's quiet.

you know i don't curse but DAMN, the announcer of the game i'm watching on tv just mentioned how well the Minotaur is pitching.

Alex Cora said...

Lots of walks though, but that curve is wicked...

Alex Cora said...

Wow, ramirez ripped that, but foul. Phew.

Alex Cora said...

Kid Kershaw with 93 pitches...

karina said...

There's already something about the kid's performance at mlb.com.

Don't you feel slightly nervous, at least?

karina said...

King James singles after two outs.

Alex Cora said...

Wow, fastball for another K. 100 pitches...

Alex Cora said...

Nervous yes. I just want him to get through the innings wihtout a lot of pitches.

Alex Cora said...

Uggla was frozen with the fastball. Another K.

Alex Cora said...

Strikeouts out the side - I think he is just letting it rip now - throwing a lot of fastballs. Getting more aggressive.

Alex Cora said...

Come on X Man!

Alex Cora said...

XP gets a "window" to first with the walk.

karina said...

Same here, Alex Cora...less pitches...

Alex Cora said...

The kid can bunt too - beautiful one down the 3rd baseline.

Alex Cora said...

I am not moving from my couch, nor am I changing the channel - sorry lakers.

karina said...

We now live in a world when Juan Pierre gets IBB.

Rancho Ardiendo for the Dodgers.

Alex Cora said...

Ok Loretta, get some more runs - and rest for the kid.

Alex Cora said...

2 run double for the vet. He smoked that (with warning track power) to the gap. Nice.

karina said...

I just forgot about the Lakers game.

MLB.com is offering watching the game for free. I;m getting more and more nervous.

Nic j said...

I'm following the game on my iPhone. There must be someone goodng off on the control side of the app because it says that JP was intentionally walked.

Alex Cora said...

Two more runs!!! 10-0 dodgers. Go job by the subs!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Marlins have no hope. They should just roll over.

karina said...

Nic j, that's a great avatar.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If this game ends the right way, I won't even care if the Lakers lose.

karina said...

Bottom of the 8th and this game has made news everywhere.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT!

Alex Cora said...

CRAP CRAP CRAP. This is totally my fault - I had to get up to goto the bathroom - come back and looks what happens...sorry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really, really, really hate Cody Ross

karina said...

It's not your fault. It's Cody Ross, they're losing by ten in the 8th inning...

Alex Cora said...

Ross and Victorino on my hit list...

Alex Cora said...

Damn my weak bladder.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What the hell do they have to gain by getting that one measley, stinking run?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm on the Lakers now. They're winning 17-4

Steve Sax said...

Orel, sorry I'm waking up after a long night now...that's a nice Game Thread.

Can we stretch the literary references streak to three games?

Steve Sax said...

too bad about that cody ross hit btw, which I saw, but did not mention on this GT

karina said...

Agree, Mr LASF.

Alex, it wasn't your fault again,Cody Ross is the one to blame and he should pay next time he comes into Dodger Stadium.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When the Marlins come to LA, someone's gonna hafta through a pitch at Ross.

Alex Cora said...

Take em deep XP.

karina said...

Now you brought the subject, Steve, i gotta say Orel i LOVED this game thread...Dr. Seuss, WOW, lovely and charming.

Alex Cora said...

You know Eric Collins knows too much about different people's names in baseball. He is riffing on the "Kikos" in baseball. Yesterday it was all the "erics" on the dodgers. Getting annoying...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He was talking about all the Juans earlier

karina said...

Calero, J.Pierre, in play (runs), everything at the very first pitch...

Orel said...

Can Mota protect a ten-run lead?

Orel said...

11-run lead?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I said it before and I'll say it again: What the hell did Florida have to gain?

Alex Cora said...

Why does Loretta always look so pissed off?

Orel said...

Lakers 24, Rockets 15 with 9:21 left in the 2nd.

Orel said...

29-15!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Last licks for the Fish.

Penos Cabell said...

The only time I wanna see Guillermo Mota is with an 11 run lead.

Lakers looking good.

Orel said...

Mota gets Ramirez to pop out for out #1.

karina said...

Alex Cora, he can weep or be angry all the time, but truth is he's done a marvelous job so far in the season.

Penos Cabell said...

1 down

Orel said...

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Penos Cabell said...

Thanks Orel.

Orel said...

AC, your avatar disappeared!

Penos Cabell said...

Don't forget, Wednesday is Casey Blake Bobblehead night.

Penos Cabell said...

Is 11 runs safe with Guillermo Mota?

Orel said...

C'mon Mota, finish it off.

karina said...

98

karina said...

99

karina said...

100!

karina said...

A single, a double and two straight balls, after two outs...

Penos Cabell said...

2 out in the 9th inning to get to 100 comments? People must still be asleep.

Orel said...

RA for the Marlins.

Penos Cabell said...

I'm worried.

Orel said...

Kinda cheap, Karina!

Orel said...

I'm not.

Orel said...

For once.

Alex Cora said...

Dude Mota sucks....Oh and Ross coming up with the bases juiced.

Steve Sax said...

Mota, you've got an 0-2 count on Ross with an 11-run lead and two out. Come on, dude.

karina said...

I'm pretty aware of my cheapness, but i had to capitalize on the Marlins-like attendance on this game thread.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hit 'em in the head, Mota!

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count

Mota, we want to go home

Orel said...

What are they chanting?

Penos Cabell said...

Damn Mota, I wanna turn the Laker game on!!!

Orel said...

I hear you, Karina.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They are saying "CODY!"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK

Orel said...

Cody Ross hates us!

Penos Cabell said...

Release Mota!!!

Steve Sax said...

Mota gives up a grand slam.

GET MOTA OFF THE TEAM

Alex Cora said...

OK Cody is officially on the Dodgers hit list. Bastard.

Steve Sax said...

what a waste of a roster spot

Penos Cabell said...

DFA! DFA!DFA! DFA!

Alex Cora said...

Hey mota, why don't you underhand that pitch.

Steve Sax said...

Hopefully this is the last time we'll ever have to see Mota leave a game as a Dodger.

RELEASE HIM

Orel said...

Hope no one had the over.

Penos Cabell said...

Please Ned, release Mota. Like Sax said, he's a waste of a roster spot and he is a huge waste of money. The Dodgers are paying this guy $2 million? Unbelievable.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When the Marlins come to Chavez Ravine, you guys should put up a thread involving "There Will Be Blood" and Cody Ross

Orel said...

woo hoo

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The O-Man ends the game.

Steve Sax said...

okay, off to watch the laker game.

Yippi-i-yo, mini sirloin burgers!

karina said...

DFA?

Mota's been dreadful, a grand slam after 2 outs, in the ninth inning?. Young Kershaw padawan deserved a shutout.

And definitely, Cody Ross needs to pay for today.

Penos Cabell said...

WillohMan to the rescue.

Penos Cabell said...

I hope that was the last time we see Mota in Dodger blue.

Alex Cora said...

Finally...Oh man. Great game Kid Kershaw. Will have to look for a new avatar.

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up!

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers up 43-26 with 3:00 in the 2nd.

karina said...

Go Blue!

Dusty Baker said...

Just wanted to chime in, albeit late, with major props for the Seuss riff.

New S--- List:
Victorino
Cody Ross
Yankees