Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Game 47 Thread: May 26 @ Rockies, 5.40p

MANNYWATCH: 33 GAMES

Eric Milton (0-0, 4.50) vs. Aaron Cook (3-1, 4.68).

COMMENTS:

SoSG Sax: Hi, Eric. What's happening? We need to talk about your ERA reports.

Eric Milton: Yeah. My last start. I know, I know. Uh, Joe talked to me about it.

SoSG Sax: Yeah. Did you get that memo?

Eric Milton: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy, I need to last more than four innings and not give up the lead twice when I start a game. And the problem is just that I forgot the one time (which was my first start in two years following Tommy John surgery). And sure, you're starting me at Coors Field against a guy who pitched a four-hit shutout in his last start, but it's okay. I've already taken care of it, working out the kinks in my delivery and all, so it's not even really a problem anymore.

SoSG Sax: Uh,......yeah. It's just we're expecting better results on all of our ERA reports from our starting pitchers. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to last longer than four innings from now on, that'd be great. Or it's back to a windowless room in the basement for you, Milton--without your red stapler this time. All right!

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QuadSevens said...

Love this game thread! I bought the Office Space DVD Special Edition With Flair. So I've got the red stapler on my desk here at work.

Let's just hope our bats can set Coors Field on fire tonight.

Andrew said...

Milton: Orel, I'll put strychnine in your guacamole.

Steve Sax said...

Q7: Did it come with all 37 pieces of flair?

Dusto Magnifico said...

I was thinking... what if you pierced your ears, or nose, or eye brow, or nether regions, with flair... would that count or would it be a bit too much?

QuadSevens said...

Buttons were the only thing the Special Edition didn't come with! It had a pen and pencil set, Initech T.P.S. Report Cover Sheet notepad, mousepad, coffee mug, and the red stapler.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Would anyone at your job say "Somebody has a case of the Tuesdays"?

Mr. Customer said...

Someone's locker is going to get moved to the basement.

Steve Sax said...

Manny, what would you do with 25 million dollars?

Wait, don't answer that.

Orel said...

"Milton: Orel, I'll put strychnine in your guacamole."

Lo siento mucho, señor, but your beef is with Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Pierre, LF
Hudson, 2B
Ethier, RF
Blake, 3B
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Castro, SS
Ausmus, C
Milton, P

Furcal still resting his back. Martin gets a day off.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier at .256 is the only batter below .290 in the lineup (save Milton, of course)

Fred's Brim said...

Ethier hitting third behind Casey - i like it!

Fred's Brim said...

i meant "in front of" of course

Steve Sax said...

it's time for dodger baseball...

Alex Cora said...

And here we go!

Orel said...

Beast Mode stays on fire with a leadoff single!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beast Mode is every mode.

Orel said...

O-Dog takes a walk. Two on, no out.

Alex Cora said...

Lots of laker fans in the crowd
Ethier should get a meatball to hit here

Alex Cora said...

WOW!!! Bases juiced on an error by Tulu.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a lucky break for the Dodgers.

Alex Cora said...

well at least we scored...

Orel said...

Bad throw by Cook, but the second baseman still could have had that. Cook gets the error.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard Mode with the RBI DP

Orel said...

Blake with the RBI DP. Pretty unsatisfying.

Alireza said...

F'ing Gameday is still trying to make sense of it all.

Orel said...

Another one-run-but-it-could-have-been-so-much-more inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was an unsatisfying inning.

Alireza said...

Gameday finally figured it all out.

Orel said...

LeBron with the sweet behind-the-back pass to Varejao!

Fred's Brim said...

leads are good, but we gotta stay after Cook

Fred's Brim said...

nice crowd, Denver

Alireza said...

Cook just pounds the zone. The Dodgers should go Nomar on him

karina said...

Gameday froze.

Epale guys!

You're influencing me. Last night, i dreamed the Lakers won last night game. I felt disappointed when i saw the results.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice, easy inning for Milton

Fred's Brim said...

there's one, Eric, 6 more to go...

Orel said...

Yes, if we could only dream our teams to victory.

karina said...

Orel, if our teams always win, it could be boring. I wouldn't trade the different array of emotions my teams give me through the season, i guess that is half the charm.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"The Dartmouth Dandy: Brad Ausmus"

A nickname that is sure to instill fear in any pitcher he faces.

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded no outs in the first, and we only score one run? ouch.

1-0 Dodgers, after one and a half

Alex Cora said...

Cook looking a little better than Milton right now.

karina said...

Cook looks too dominant for my taste.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF and Orel: you can't get an rbi if you hit into a dp, right?

Steve Sax said...

Milton. Not good.

Men at first and second, no out for the Rockies

Fred's Brim said...

who is able to go a few innings? Tron-Tron probably?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not according to MLB, but according to me

Alireza said...

Someone remind me again why we have FOUR LHSP?

Fred's Brim said...

no rbi for a dp

Alireza said...

The OS at Coors said no RBI. I think it is up to them.

Alex Cora said...

Nice throw by Kemp to hold the runners.

Alireza said...

Respect the arm baby.

Orel said...

"Orel, if our teams always win, it could be boring. I wouldn't trade the different array of emotions my teams give me through the season, i guess that is half the charm."

You are mature in ways I could never be, Karina.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, bullet right to Loney.

Orel said...

"Mr LA SF and Orel: you can't get an rbi if you hit into a dp, right?"

Correct. No ribbie for Blake.

Steve Sax said...

Barmes and Yorvit go down...

Steve Sax said...

Cook is putting up quite an AB here for a pitcher

Orel said...

Miltie escapes!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Milty. way to work out of that one

Alex Cora said...

Shaky inning by Milton. I cringe to think what is going to happen as he goes through the lineup again. His curve is working, but the fastball is not.

Orel said...

Milton at 35 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

The Cook is goosed! Milton escapes the jam.

Steve Sax said...

Cook at only 19 pitches through two

Alireza said...

Cook is a tough AB. 7 pitch K.

Alireza said...

Wow. The ump gifted that one to Cook

Steve Sax said...

What was up with the only-one-weekend-of-interleague-play thingy, anyway?

Steve Sax said...

foul bunt? huh? slappy?

Alireza said...

I want at least one patented Beast Mode pop bunt double over the 3B this year.

Alireza said...

Sax - With the new CPU scheduling, I think it is a lot more random now. Hence all the weird 2 game series' and oddly place road trips.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Andre, mash one

Alireza said...

O-Dog hasn't stolen a base in a really long time. I don't get that.

Alireza said...

'Dre has dined on Cook this year.

Alireza said...

Wow. Cook reached back on that one.

Fred's Brim said...

that was no strike, blue

Steve Sax said...

Alireza, where did you read it's CPU scheduling? That's news to me.

Though I do recall teh wacky two-game series ever since interleague play started. I really believe we shoudl retire interleague play for five years or so, I think the novelty has worn off a bit and we should get rid of it.

The two-day SD series separated by off days on both ends (June 9-10) just looks patently absurd.

Steve Sax said...

Andre: mash one = hit a home run. Not, get called out on strikes.

karina said...

"You are mature in ways I could never be, Karina."

There are people who wouldn't agree with you, Orel. Specially my girlfriends...

Orel said...

O-Dog is not a natural base-stealer. I think his career high is ten.

Orel said...

$9 tickets for certain dates (I didn't get which)

dodgers.com/esavers

promo code: HUDSON13

Orel said...

6/2, 6/4 and 6/9

Alireza said...

Of all people, Milton K's Helton twice.

Andrew said...

So, In terms of what kind of fan I am...what is it if I have the MLB Extra Innings package on my cable, yet watch it on my computer because the computer has the LA feed and Vinny and my cable has only the Colorado feed?

karina said...

It has been a good game for him so far, it's almost impressive if we count he's pitching at Coors Field.

Fred's Brim said...

Casey going the long way!

Alireza said...

Sax - I read about it recently. As for IL play, I completely disagree. The Freeway series still has tons of novelty and it gives a nice balance.

Alireza said...

BEARD MODE. That is out at Chavez Ravine.

Josh Schippe said...

---->
with a double! Nice.

Fred's Brim said...

productive out

Alireza said...

Dear Loney:

That is the only time it is acceptable to roll over a 4-3 ground out.

Fred's Brim said...

unproductive out

Josh Schippe said...

The $9 seats are in reserve/lower reserve. Eh.

Alireza said...

Well, that was a wasted inning.

Fred's Brim said...

damn

Alex Cora said...

Anyone ever enter the kacl 9 locker combo contest - and has anyone ever won?

Fred's Brim said...

Spilborghs nickname is Spilly apparently

Fred's Brim said...

gotta make that play, Milty

Alex Cora said...

Andrew - TRUE FAN. Gotta love ya some Vin.

Orel said...

"There are people who wouldn't agree with you, Orel. Specially my girlfriends..."

We'll need photographic proof of this.

karina said...

"R. Spielborgs singles on a soft ground ball tp pitcher"

It sounds embarrassing.

Alireza said...

Milton's velocity appears to be dropping. Not a good sign.

Orel said...

100!

Alireza said...

On the plus side, Milton is absolutely pounding the strike zone.

Alireza said...

Double pickoff on Gameday. Might that be a pick?

Penos Cabell said...

Great way to end an inning.

Fred's Brim said...

keep it goin, Milty!

Alireza said...

Don't mess with the lefty.

Orel said...

Well, which relievers went yesterday? Weaver, Ohman, Belisario and Mota.

That leaves Troncoso, Wade and Leach—all pitchers who usually come in with a lead. Ohman could probably also go.

Fred's Brim said...

Livan Hernandez picked up where he left off in LA: CG, 1R

Orel said...

Big Papi batting sixth.

karina said...

"We'll need photographic proof of this."

We are taught to be private in catholic school, you know.

Orel said...

Ausmus continues to be steady off the bench.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice bunt, Milty. can you teach that to Bills?

Alireza said...

Really Milton? You couldn't pull that first one back?

karina said...

Slow runner at second, one out. He should score, move him!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time to enter Beast Mode.

Orel said...

Aaron Cook, meet Derek Lowe.

Penos Cabell said...

Beast Mode couldn't come through

Orel said...

"We are taught to be private in catholic school, you know."

All I can think of is Doubt.

Penos Cabell said...

"We are taught to be private in catholic school, you know."


It sounds like a line in a porno.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cook is in an early 3-0 hole. His location has been spotty all game.

Orel said...

Bow-chicka-bow-wow!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Penos Cabell said...

Bases loaded - 2 outs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier walks. Apodaca.

Penos Cabell said...

LMAO!

Penos Cabell said...

Apodaca

Alireza said...

Rip it Beard Mode.

Orel said...

Apodaca?

Penos Cabell said...

Cook can't find the strike zone

Penos Cabell said...

Apodaca!

Everytime Vin says that name, we crack up over here.

Orel said...

BEARD MODE

Fred's Brim said...

BEARDOCITY!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BEARD MODE!

Penos Cabell said...

4-0 Dodgers

Nic j said...

jus he just hit a double there his last at bat.

viva la beard

Steve Sax said...

bases-clearing double!!!

Alireza said...

BEARDAMONGA.

Just how close was that to being a slam?

Steve Sax said...

He gets 3 rbi for that, which makes up for his non-rbi earlier

Penos Cabell said...

It seems tough to hit one out of Coors.

Fred's Brim said...

Ali, he hit the bottom of the wall in left center

Nic j said...

i guess that humidor is working.

karina said...

Beard redeemed himself

Fred's Brim said...

oops

Nic j said...

and milton begins a wiltin'

Alireza said...

Well. Barmes ruined the fun.

Fred's Brim said...

pitches should be kept down when you dont throw very fast, Milty

Alireza said...

Penos - Since the humidor, the homers don't fly like they once did. The benefit is that you get a ton of 2B and 3B at Coors now because of how big the place is.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn, how does the catcher get a bunt-single?

Nic j said...

i have a feeling this is where things start to fall apart.

Orel said...

Geez, take your time, Milton.

Nic j said...

that was the pitcher

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not the catcher, that was Cook who bunt-singled.

Alireza said...

What an interesting sequence. The pitcher gets a shock bunt hit and the speed demon beats out the DP.

Alireza said...

I can't see Milton going much longer. Hopefully he is able to get out of the 6th quickly and turn it over to the 'pen for the 7th.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My hit-list: Cody Ross, Chris Andersen, Clint Barmes.

It probably has something to do with their first names starting with "C"

Fred's Brim said...

1 run through 5 at Colorado. i like it Milty. do you have another in you?

karina said...

You mean this humidor?

http://tinyurl.com/ryah67

Orel said...

CLE 63, ORL 60 in the third.

Steve Sax said...

Five innings from Milton--not bad

Orel said...

Nice find, Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Karina, that one's funny, but try this.

http://tinyurl.com/qdzojw

Alireza said...

I think the Dodgers are happy they brought along The Most Interesting Mode in the World.

Alireza said...

Ok seriously. To whom have Juan Castro and Brad Ausmus sold their souls?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

With Castro going he stays out of the DP.

Steve Sax said...

Milton's AB doesn't have to wait for the next inning

Orel said...

Milton at 75 pitches.

Alireza said...

I am glad that inning went down that way too Sax. This way, Torre won't be inclined to do something really stupid.

Steve Sax said...

Wade warming in the pen.

Fred's Brim said...

he gave you another inning, Milty. Make him look smart

karina said...

Mr LASF, that ad is hilarious:

did you? did you touch that? yeah, i touched it

Alireza said...

Milton's velocity has gone from 90 to 86. He is obviously not at full strength.

Alireza said...

Argh. No one better than Helton at wearing a pitcher out.

Fred's Brim said...

Thanks, Eric. Great one to build on

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a bit of a wasted opportunity with Castro at second.

Alex Cora said...

Gotta go guys. Hope we pull this out! Oh and the obligatory GO BLUE!

Alireza said...

Nice work by Milton.

Steve Sax said...

Given the quick hook, shouldn't we have batted for Milton in the top of the sixth?

Fred's Brim said...

gnite AC

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Cory. Show us you are OK

Fred's Brim said...

i was thinking the same thing, Saxy. Joe's done that a few times this season

Alireza said...

Fred's Brim - Wade's FIP is significantly better than his ERA.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Rockies have the funniest commercials. There's also one about what Dinger does in the office and a mound visit at a wedding.

Alireza said...

Well, Gameday says Wade just got screwed out of 2 strikes.

Orel said...

"Given the quick hook, shouldn't we have batted for Milton in the top of the sixth?"

Probably not, with 13 pitchers meaning one fewer bench player.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wade has really been freaking me out lately. Last year he would always get first pitch strike. His control has been shaky to say the least.

Alireza said...

Man. If Wade could develop just one more pitch, he could be insane. He has great movement and location. He also pitches with his head.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, those three pitches were close.

Steve Sax said...

Wade K's Spilborgh (sp?).

Fred's Brim said...

nice comeback, Cory. he gave you the gift, now take advantage

Orel said...

Dinger Tipping

Alireza said...

MLSF - The pitches the ump called balls, especially the first 2, were actually closer than some of the strikes. The right result happened anyway, because Spillborgs seems to have forgotten that you have to swing to hit.

Fred's Brim said...

Ali, I just don't have confidence in him, and I dont see it out of him either. whatever that's worth :)

Penos Cabell said...

Wade has lost it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh, bad job by Wade after getting ahead.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron starts throwing.

Penos Cabell said...

Tron sighting.

Alireza said...

Problem #1 with Wade's approach to that AB - He didn't throw that nasty curve.

Penos Cabell said...

Garret Atkins stinks this year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vinny's really frustrating me. He keeps saying guys on second will tag on fly-balls to center, but they never do.

Penos Cabell said...

Nasty curve~!

Penos Cabell said...

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