Monday, May 18, 2009

Game 40 Thread: May 18 vs. Mets, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 40 GAMES

MARIO WATCH: 0 GAMES

Randy Wolf (2-1, 2.77) vs. Tim Redding, RHP (0-0, -.--).

COMMENTS: Fresh off a 4-2 NL East road trip, the Dodgers return home to greet the NL East-leading Mets. Luckily, the Dodgers won't see Johan Santana over the three-game series (we drew Redding, John Maine, and Livan Hernandez; the latter of which always seems to kill us, though it's still a darn sight better than Santana). Also lucky is that we're rolling back into town with the majors' best record and a whopping six-game lead over the Giants, who salvaged the last of four games with the Mets last night. Wolf, who got the win in Philly last week with his third straight quality start, has given up only one ER or fewer in his last four outings.

Unfortunately, however, we get Mario "Saved By The Bell" Lopez throwing out the first pitch, continuing a recent and concerning Dodgers trend to invite questionable "celebrities" to games (I suppose it's because the Dodgers rock at home, and fans need someone to boo, right?). With those biceps, Lopez should be able to throw the ball through the walls of the Dugout Club, right? Especially if the catcher gets lost in his dreamy eyes? Unless someone tests Lopez for PEDs prior to the game, that is.

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Loney Fan said...

Really? AC Slater? I thought our stadium was next to the town with all the celebrities. You know, the one that has a sign on the hill that looks just like the Think Blue sign but it says the name of their town?

fanerman said...

Tiffany Amber Thiesen should throw out the first pitch.

Loney Fan said...

Or at least Elizabeth Berkley

the trite fantastic said...

I cast my vote for Mr. Belding.

Orel said...

DREAMY

rbnlaw said...

Just no Skreetch (Screech?). Whatever. That dude's nuts.
Or is it, "That man's nuts; grab 'em!"
Name that movie.

Steve Sax said...

The End.

Hey rbnlaw, "Show me your nuts!"

Steve Sax said...

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

Mario cockblocks The Beard. Wait until Casey unloads another gesture...

Orel said...

Blake Scratches With Hamstring (Ken Gurnick)

Eric Karros said...

A man walks into a psychiatrists office naked wearing only saran wrap.

What does the therapist say to him?

"I can clearly see youre nuts"

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I find it hilarious that all of us are talking about people's nuts, and then you chime in with "Blake Scratches..."

Orel said...

Yes, that took balls.

Eric Karros said...

Dude I can't believe you actually scrote that.

Steve Sax said...

EK, you sound a little testes.

Steve Sax said...

There isn't a vas deferens between any of our comments, by the way.

Neeebs said...

Wasn't there a Peanut Vendor at Dodger Stadium (or maybe the Forum) who would yell, at the top of his lungs)

NUTS! NUTS! NUTS! NUTS!

If I remember correctly, he was certifiable.

Or am I dreaming this up?

Eric Karros said...

Why have we mentioned AC, Screetch, Jessie, and Kelly, but no mention of Lisa or Sac?

Neeebs - I remember a guy who sold those giant red vines who used to yell "Ropes! Ropes! Ropes!"

QuadSevens said...

Keep up all these "nuts" jokes and you'll all be sacked!

QuadSevens said...

Damn! EK just beat me to the punch with the sack joke!

rbnlaw said...

"Show me your nuts."
Kentucky Fried Movie.

In case of premature ejaculation;
This program comes with. . .BIG JIM SLADE!!

Neeebs said...

RBLAW: I haven't heard the reference to KFM in ages. I remember Big Jim breaking through the Wall and taking the girl

EK: That vendor had a speech impediment and he was a fan of the Davey Lopes.

Steve Sax said...

Nice, rbnlaw. Kentucky Fried Movie was indeed a classic...

rbnlaw said...

I would have gone with "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble," but my daughter goes to Saint Anthony in Long Beach.

Didn't want to push the mojo.

Steve Sax said...

EK and Neeebs, I recall both the NUTS NUTS NUTS guy and the ROPES ROPES ROPES guy. They might have been the same person, too. I'm not certain.

Erin said...

Neeebs, that "nuts!" guy was at Dodger Staium. I remember him, and I just looked him up. Apparently he retired in 2007. I'm reading the name on my phone, but I'm pretty sure it said "Richard Aller."

Erin said...

Or maybe it was "Richard Alpert."

Steve Sax said...

Okay fellow cylons, I'm heading to the other side.

Keep my nuts warm.

Booger said...

Kelly Kapowski was a babe, many tissue boxes were wasted on her!!

Booger said...

then Zach started dating that tranny Tori, I had to switch to Lisa Turtle..

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We are underway

karina said...

Watching the game on TV. Pity i got the Mets broadcast, no Vinny tonight.

Wolf isn't as sharp tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just think Wolf was afraid of Beltran more than anything.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beast Mode is any mode

karina said...

Pierre takes the lead-off walk.

Penos Cabell said...

A Beast Rabbit is loose.

karina said...

Let's see if only Furcal needed was a little homecooking.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal with the hit.

karina said...

Sweet hit and run!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Redding is really distracted.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, botched fielder's choice, Pierre scores.

karina said...

safe at home! Hudson hit a slow grounder and everybody's safe!

karina said...

However, all runners involved are fast.

Son is up!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HBP, Martin to first, bases juiced for Loney.

karina said...

HBP. Rancho Ardiendo for King James

Penos Cabell said...

ouch.

Jump on Redding.

Penos Cabell said...

Sac Fly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Furcal beats the throw. Loney with the sac-fly. 2-0 Dodgers over the Muts.

Penos Cabell said...

Beltran's got a canon.

Booger said...

NICE!

Penos Cabell said...

2-0 Dodgers. 2 LOB.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh, double for Wright

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damage is limited, Wright scores, it's 2-1 Dodgers

Orel said...

Wassup rockers? Nice to have an early lead on another first-place team.

Orel said...

Ethier check-swing strike three.

Orel said...

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Loney Fan said...

"It's more than a check, it's a bum check." - Vin

karina said...

Epale, Orel!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like the Dodgers will need those two runs. In a completely unrelated topic, I actually received an e-mail from a Nigerian asking for money.

karina said...

Mr LASF:

Mets bullpen is almost a bad luck charm.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This Mets bullpen is actually doing very well, and Putz and K-Rod are major factors.

karina said...

Ask Santana about them.

the trite fantastic said...

That's why a Dawg should never try to herd a Bison.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice catch by Pierre.

karina said...

Pierrewood made a great catch using his speed for the third time in the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp gets aboard

karina said...

Is there any Matt Kemp bobblehead night this season?

Orel said...

I don't think they've announced all the bobbleheads yet. Just Blake this Wednesday and then Manny. Or did I miss something?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn, how does Redding get a hit?

karina said...

He should have one of those nights.

This is bad, after 2 outs, back to back singles, including one from the pitcher.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Castillo grounds out, inning over

Orel said...

Wolf with 63 pitches through five.

Orel said...

I don't care if we get one-hit if we win.

Orel said...

"A lot of this game is played between the ears." —Vin

Orel said...

Furcal is really scuffling.

Orel said...

Orlando with a cheapie single, but we'll take it!

Orel said...

Hmmm, is Ethier officially slumping now?

karina said...

Coming up:Beltran, Sheffield and Wright.

karina said...

Maybe he is.

Penos Cabell said...

Ethier, ice cold. He needs Manny back.

Penos Cabell said...

Nice catch Andre.

karina said...

At least, Ethier is making his glove shine!

karina said...

Castro follows catching a hard liner.

I'm enjoying this game of good defense and speed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh, damn that Wright

karina said...

3 outs, 3 good/great plays!

karina said...

Alex Cora sighting!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm Bill Curtis, and I can hit more home runs than Russell Martin.

karina said...

King James stolen base!

rbnlaw said...

Forgot I had this dvr'd and wondered how Karina knew about the stolen base so far ahead of me.
Long day.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more Redding

Nims said...

karina - goin back to Ethier's grab - I think Ethier should trademark that sliding catch of his, don't you?

karina said...

Good one, Nims. Maybe he should trademark it or maybe we should come up with a name for it, do you have any ideas?

Penos Cabell said...

An insurance run would be nice here.

karina said...

Rbnlaw, i'm watching the game on TV, for a change. Hope you take a good rest tonight :)

Steve Sax said...

That was not a strikeout on Hudson

Furcal was nailed, however.

Penos Cabell said...

Strikeout?

Steve Sax said...

PC, I'd love to see your new avatar, but it won't let me view your profile!

Steve Sax said...

ethier's grab makes a web gem over on baseball tonight

Steve Sax said...

wolf is doing great tonight

Steve Sax said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

a very cheap 100 for Sax

karina said...

Steve, you made my day today.

karina said...

Wolf into the 8th? i thought Wade was coming in.

Nic j said...

Damn

Penos Cabell said...

Steve - I'm not sure whats wrong. Let me check.

It's a 1985 Fleer Mickey Hatcher card. He wore a giant glove in the picture.

Nims said...

The Andre Ethier Cool Carne Asada Slide? (tried to TM it but superscript isn't allowed)

Penos Cabell said...

Good dig out James Loney

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice job by Castro to keep Pagan at second

Penos Cabell said...

Steve Sax - Check the profile now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now here's Wade to face Shef

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

this is tense

Nims said...

"What a dandy by Randy!" Gosh I love Vin Scully.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GODAMMIT!

Penos Cabell said...

that hurt

Dusto Magnifico said...

Joe Torre strikes again!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap

Penos Cabell said...

Damn bullpen

Nic j said...

Tatis. Great.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Wade gets Tatis. No win for Wolf.

Penos Cabell said...

Can the Dodger offense wake up?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wanna see a homer hit off K-Rod

karina said...

Ethier, Martin and Loney coming up. Let's cross fingers.

karina said...

Nims, you've just named it!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Karina, I think you meant to say Martin and Kemp with one out. Yes, I am that cynical.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, Martin's safe on a bad throw by backwards-Nomar!

Nic j said...

Wow talk about a bad hop.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney singles, two on for Kemp

karina said...

Cynical, but at the end, you were right. Go Bison!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap, fielder's choice. First and third for Cast-no, Loretta

karina said...

So, is Castro coming up or Loretta?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nope, it's Loretta

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit, Loretta pops up.

Penos Cabell said...

That was...sad.

Nims said...

Mark Loretta = the Dave Hansen of 2009

Nims said...

I mean, disappointing result this time, but overall, still pretty awesome

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why couldn't the Mets have gotten these two runs yesterday?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ooh, close pick-off

karina said...

That throw by son was an out.

Penos Cabell said...

"the tag appears to have gotten him in the fanny"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, the bad call doesn't hurt, J-Bro gets the K, inning over

Penos Cabell said...

strike 3. walk off win please.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

XP will get a WO homer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOLY FUCK, if the Dodgers get a walkoff win, I get the book

Orel said...

Mrs. Orel predicts extra innings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon O-Dog

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YEAH! PIERRE AT THIRD!

Orel said...

How many errors is that for the Mets? Sixteen?

Orel said...

Pitching change!

Orel said...

C'mon, Andre! Make it a happy ending against Feliciano!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit, Ethier!

Orel said...

Mrs. Orel is correct. Damn her!

rbnlaw said...

Is it cold in here, or is it just Ethier?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier is dying out there

Nims said...

Anybody see Mauer's play today or on BBTN? Crazy good defensive play.

Nic j said...

Andre "big papi" Ethier

Sons of said...

So we've burned Wade and Broxton. Here's Troncoso.

rbnlaw said...

Tron has to hold, or we see K-Rod

Sons of said...

Another one by Mauer? Stud.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, in answer to your earlier question: ethier is officially slumping now.

He's batting .206 in May.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier needs to be moved, he is not doing anything batting cleanup without...that guy

Orel said...

Whoops, wrong account.

rbnlaw said...

Backwards K

Orel said...

I thought lineup protection was supposed to be a myth.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Extra-innings don't feel the same without...that guy. They feel like automatic losses.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The only one who thinks that is Jeff Kent.

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rbnlaw said...

Solid D tonight. Wish we could hit.

Orel said...

Great, Captain America is up with one on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WTF? I got an e-mail from a Nigerian asking for a loan so she can receive her father's inheritence today. I knew I shouldn't have given you guys my e-mail.

rbnlaw said...

Orel,
Looks legit to this legal mind. Under "sex" answer, "yes"

Orel said...

Woo hoo! I'm retiring!

Orel said...

Tron made Wright look silly on that sinker.

Orel said...

Great, two on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap, Wright walks.

Penos Cabell said...

This is hard to watch.

Orel said...

Why waste all those pitches if you're just going to walk him?

rbnlaw said...

Wright on with a walk; could be worse.

That meant Wright had four balls.

Orel said...

"Stop throwing balls."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Troncoso's a little shaken

Orel said...

He's twice the man!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The inning ends. Martin, Loney, and Kemp.

Orel said...

Good job, Tron. Now let's win this thing.

Nims said...

I like how Vin assumes all Dominicans know each other.

Orel said...

Aargh, Russell almost with his first HR. But not really.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If the Dodgers win here, John H. wins the book

Orel said...

James back to his poppy ways. Two out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's up to Kemp

Penos Cabell said...

this is awful.

Orel said...

It's more than a game at stake!

Penos Cabell said...

I am just praying we dont see Mota tonight.

Orel said...

Everybody's swinging for the fences.

Orel said...

I would think Tron's good for at least two innings.

Orel said...

wah wah wah wah

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp goes down. Heading into the 11th

Penos Cabell said...

Wow...the kids are stinkin' it up tonight. Casey Blake AB would be nice.

Dusto Magnifico said...

yawn

Nic j said...

Who's 'pen is gonna fall apart first.

Nims said...

Penos, I think Mota's finally dug his way into Torre's doghouse. Plus, he just pitched two (awful) innings yesterday, so I'd imagine he'd be the last pen option anyways.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

200

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