Friday, May 29, 2009

Game 50 Thread: May 29 @ Cubs, 11.20a

MANNYWATCH: 30 GAMES

Chad Billingsley (6-2, 2.82) vs. Ted Lilly (5-4, 3.77).

COMMENTS:

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Fred's Brim said...

i hope Chad can return to form after a couple of wobbly starts. Do you think Joe will be a little more strict with his 100 pitches today?

rbnlaw said...

Not if he's throwing a no-no or a 1-hitter. That might be too much to ask for. I should be calling Dodgertalk.

I voted Beast Mode. . .5 times so far.

Fred's Brim said...

it'd be nice to be in that situation (and up 6-0) :) *crosses fingers*

Dusto Magnifico said...

Lot of recent day games. I wonder if any of the regulars will get the day off. I'm inclined to see what Castro can do (if Raffy is injured).

Steve Sax said...

biLLingsLey vs LiLLy

Man, that's a lot of Ls in the starting pitching matchup.

Orel said...

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

Steve Sax said...

Orel, you beat me to the lineup. Thanks, bud.

fanerman said...

Things that are amazing: The Dodgers lead in the West over the 2nd place Padres is as big as or bigger than the difference between the first and last place teams of every other division except one (the NL East).

Dusto Magnifico said...

maybe blake hits the first homer out of the 5 hole today?

fanerman said...

Dear Beast Mode,
Please hit a home run, so I can buy a Beast Mode t-shirt for $10.

Your pal,
fanerman.

Steve Sax said...

fanerman, and that's just b/c the Nats are so god-awful (which is why they broke our home-wins-to-start-the-season streak, btw)

Chappy said...

brother, can you spare a HR?

Orel said...

If the Cubs were biting on Wolf's breaking balls yesterday, will they do the same for Bills today?

Neeebs said...

I predict at least two different Dodgers will hit a HomeRun today.

I further predict that one of the Dodgers who hit a HR will be his first of the season.

And, no I'm not Nostry, hijacking Neeebs' Avatar.

Chappy said...

Yes Neeebs! Although Mr. "1st HR of the season" burned me last time I was on and predicted his jack.

He even got a 3-1 fastball in his 3rd AB and whiffed...

Chappy said...

MLBTV lets me watch if Fox Prime has coverage, sweet.

A slow Friday afternoon at work just got a lot more exciting!

Neeebs said...

There are three potential candidates as starters and a couple candidates on the bench. I'm not saying who the prime candidate is, though.

BTW, what's up with that Frankenberry cat. He's goofy, isn't he?

Orel said...

Prime Ticket re-running the first "Dining with 'Dre" episode. Slow news day.

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers game in the morning, SDSU Aztecs Regional game in the afternoon. Looking forward to two wins from my teams today!

Fred's Brim said...

agreed Chappy - a nice way to work through a slow friday afternoon. I am gonna try and look busy but I have a feeling it will be a lot of Alt-Tabbing between a phony spreadsheet and the gamecast

Steve Sax said...

Q7, your opponent seems pretty cavalier.

Orel said...

Why do players spit in their gloves?

Neeebs said...

Orel: Because they can.

Orel said...

Beast Mode pops out, Martin solid single to left.

Orel said...

"Orel: Because they can."

But it's yucky.

Chappy said...

I do consider myself extremely lucky that I can do this at work from time to time.

My boss is a dedicated Giants fan so we have quite a bit of baseball fun at work...

Come on O-dog!

Orel said...

O-Dog escapes the DP when Lilly drops the ball at first.

QuadSevens said...

The puns never stop! Love it!

Chappy said...

Loney battling fierce!

Orel said...

Loney K nullifies O-Dog SB.

Josh S. said...

No access to the game and limited access to the internet today due to a project I'm working on. Just thought I'd drop in quick and say GO BLUE! (Dodger Blue, in case the baseball gods get confused.)

Steve Sax said...

gameday is already wonky, it says Russell Martin singled, but also hit into an out.

Anyway, it looks like we didn't score in the first inning. That augurs poorly, right?

Orel said...

nasty

Orel said...

KK then O-Dog running barehand pickup and throw to edge out the runner.

Chappy said...

Looking good!

Orel said...

A broken awl also augers poorly.

Fred's Brim said...

nice start, Bills!

Orel said...

Blake flies out to Hoff-power.

Steve Sax said...

wow, we're going pretty quietly so far. Maybe the team spent last night partying in Chi-town?

Orel said...

Kemp swinging at balls out of the strike zone.

Chappy said...

D'oh! 1-2-3 inning.

Chappy said...

Orel, Kemp's regressed somewhat, but he seems to be a little more patient.... right?

Orel said...

Bills walks Lee.

Chappy said...

crap.

Orel said...

"Orel, Kemp's regressed somewhat, but he seems to be a little more patient.... right?"

He did work the count and ended up making contact, so that's progress.

Steve Sax said...

get it together, Bills!

Orel said...

Bear down, Chad.

Fred's Brim said...

dangit - lets get out of this with just 1 run

Orel said...

Hudson perfectly positioned. One out.

Orel said...

Former Dodger Koyie Hill.

Orel said...

Chad quickly ahead of Hill.

Orel said...

The slider is working today.

Chappy said...

Kuroda is good news 'eh?

Orel said...

Nice save by Russell.

Orel said...

I'm not sure about Kuroda. If he's getting lit up in the minors, how good can he be for us?

Orel said...

NICE CHAD

Chappy said...

A good point Orel, but I'm sure he's not throwing super hard coming off the injury.

Way to get out of the inning!

Fred's Brim said...

or zero runs! whichever you prefer, Chadwick

Orel said...

Chad is swinging away. No backwards K's for him.

Chappy said...

Bills swinging from the heels!

Orel said...

"You got a bat in your hand, you're supposed to try to do some damage with it." —Steve Lyons

Orel said...

"A good point Orel, but I'm sure he's not throwing super hard coming off the injury."

Maybe, but his first few innings back with the Dodgers will be rough.

Orel said...

Beast Mode walks!

Alex Cora said...

2 out rally? Pierre with the walk. Automatic steal second?

Neeebs said...

Do you think that we can guild the Lily already, or not?

Orel said...

Lyons saying intentionally fouling off balls is a myth. If you're that good, he says, why not just get a hit?

Neeebs said...

And I'm not talking the lolipop-up Guild, here.

Orel said...

"Do you think that we can guild the Lily already, or not?"

Not if he serves up some Golden Sombreros.

Orel said...

Just foul. Damn.

Neeebs said...

whoa

Alex Cora said...

Darnit. Martin grounds out on a nice pick by Blanco.

Chappy said...

That was an ugly K by Lilly.

Hope he doesn't blame that poor gatorade machine.

Orel said...

1-2-3!

Chappy said...

Great inning!

Get those bats workin!

Neeebs said...

I smell blood this inning.

Neeebs said...

Wait, its only a paper cut.

Orel said...

Aflac: The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. Which A.L. team has the longest World Series drought?

Chappy said...

Royals? Indians?

Chappy said...

Raining...

Chappy said...

but still sorta sunny.

You gotta love Chi-town.

karina said...

I think the answer is the Indians. Isn't the drought goes back to 1947?

Chappy said...

forget an HR, brother can you spare a hit?

Orel said...

Aflac: Cleveland

Chappy said...

"Come on Ricky, give 'em the heater!"

Steve Sax said...

dear dodgers

are you planning on scoring any runs in this game? please let me know.

sincerely,
sosg sax

Orel said...

KKKKK

Chappy said...

Close em out Bills!

Orel said...

"I think the answer is the Indians. Isn't the drought goes back to 1947?"

Very nice, Karina. Indians last won in 1948.

Orel said...

single single walk

Chappy said...

not good...

Fred's Brim said...

were those hits real or bleeders?

Chappy said...

61 pitches through 3 2/3

really not good.

Fred's Brim said...

if there was ever a time to not let them clear the pitcher, this is it

Chappy said...

Thanks God for Beard Power!

Orel said...

Blake fields the nubber! Chad escapes.

karina said...

Querido Andres Eloy Blanco:

It's not time to get your first hit of the series right now. If you don't hit at the Luis Aparicio wearing an Aguilas uniform, you don't hit with RISP against the Dodgers.

Disculpa las molestias ocasionadas, se despide atentamente

karina.

Orel said...

"were those hits real or bleeders?"

Kind of in-between. First one was bloopish but didn't land near anyone, second was a medium grounder through first and second (which hole is that?).

karina said...

Request accomplished. Now, could the Dodger Blue score?

Orel said...

It worked, Karina!

Alex Cora said...

Eric Collins called Matt Kemp the Bison. Nice.

Orel said...

Bison walks to lead off the fifth!

Fred's Brim said...

i want walks this inning, and then some runs because of them!

Chappy said...

Kemp with the lead off walk.

Finally a base runner with no outs.

Get him over Joe!

Fred's Brim said...

thank you, Bison!

newbie question: why is he called Bison? The only other Bison I know was Bison Dele and things didnt go so well for him...

Chappy said...

Cause he's so brawny FB.

Orel said...

Eric Collins getting obscure again. Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is the third Cubs pitcher named after a president (Grover Cleveland Alexander, Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish).

Chappy said...

way to blow the lead off walk Bills.

Chappy said...

Starting to warm up to Collins, but I don't understand why Charlie Steiner isn't handling TV instead of radio.

Orel said...

"newbie question: why is he called Bison? The only other Bison I know was Bison Dele and things didnt go so well for him..."

I think Dodger Thoughts commenters started it and Braves announcer Don Sutton solidified it when he said Kemp ran like a buffalo or something like that.

Orel said...

"Starting to warm up to Collins, but I don't understand why Charlie Steiner isn't handling TV instead of radio."

Because he has a face for radio.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Bills. get another clean inning and the top of the order will get you the lead

Chappy said...

LMFAO! Very well put Orel.

Orel said...

The Actual Origins Of Matt Kemp's "Bison" Nickname (6-4-2)

karina said...

"Because he has a face for radio"

that was cruel, Orel. How about inner beauty?

QuadSevens said...

Well pitched game today.

In other news, the Rockies fired Clint Hurdle as manager, and Jim Tracy is going to be taking his place.

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Orel said...

Matt Kemp's cleats have bisons on them

Orel said...

KKKKKKK

Chappy said...

Jim Tracy just inherited a hot mess.

Fred's Brim said...

excellent - thanks Orel!

karina said...

Guest fashion police is in love with those cleats big time.

Gameday is slow and mixed up, therefore driving me crazy.

Orel said...

"that was cruel, Orel. How about inner beauty?"

I know of inner beauty and character—I'm a Dodgers fan!

QuadSevens said...

The Dodgers sweeping the Rocks in Colorado was the final straw for Hurdle. Being 10 games under .500 didn't help either.

Orel said...

"In other news, the Rockies fired Clint Hurdle as manager, and Jim Tracy is going to be taking his place."

Thanks for the tip, Q7.

Fred's Brim said...

Orlando starting a new streak! cmon James get him home!

QuadSevens said...

No problem Orel. Now someone needs to tell the Boys in Blue that the Lakers are playing tonight. Our streak of winning when the Lakers play a playoff game the same day is on the line.

Orel said...

So I guess winning the World Series buys a manager just over a season of employment.

Orel said...

"No problem Orel. Now someone needs to tell the Boys in Blue that the Lakers are playing tonight. Our streak of winning when the Lakers play a playoff game the same day is on the line."

SoSG's Lakers Game Thread goes up at 5 p.m.! Special Dodgers-Lakers theme!

QuadSevens said...

Their run at the end of that year probably saved his bacon.

Chappy said...

The Dodgers look really out of it at the plate today.

Although Lilly is pitching well.

karina said...

Us someone watching the game? is Lilly so nasty they can't hit?

Orel said...

Ethier misplays Fukudome's double into a triple.

Chappy said...

Come on Toethier! Get the ball in.

Let's Fokudome get to 3rd.

Orel said...

Lilly is pretty on today, but he doesn't seem unbeatable.

Chappy said...

His slider is nasty today! Wow!

Steve Sax said...

we are not making this easy for chadley

QuadSevens said...

Time for Bills to showcase his stuff and get out of this mess.

QuadSevens said...

Ethier will have to make up for his error with at least a double next inning.

Orel said...

Bills was perfectly positioned after his follow-through to field Lee's grounder.

Chappy said...

Nice play by Bills, way to hold the runner!

Orel said...

Wow. Chad is keeping it on the ground. Two out.

Orel said...

Lyons noting how the Angels would have run on contact.

Orel said...

WOW. Chad is painting like Picasso.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad has his chance now - finish them!

Chappy said...

I'm watching it on MLBTV Karina. Can do this at work when we're slow from time to time.

And they strand the lead-off runner at 3rd!

Alex Cora said...

Wow! BIlls gets out of the jam with some great d by Loney!

Chappy said...

$15 a month and it beats Game Day like a rented mule.

Fred's Brim said...

Fred's Brim noting that Lyons is an ass

Orel said...

With a man on third it's so easy to think, Just hit a fly ball. But a good slider makes that just about impossible.

QuadSevens said...

Excellent!

Chappy said...

Agreed FB, agreed. But every now and then he makes me laugh.

Orel said...

I prefer to own my mules.

Fred's Brim said...

damn Chad - incredible tiptoeing there

Chappy said...

I leave the beatings for red-headed step-children... :)

Chappy said...

What's Bills pitch count after six?

Orel said...

Bills @ 87 pitches

Orel said...

Blake walks!

Orel said...

Today is not Andre Ethier's day.

Chappy said...

Toethier didn't make up much with that DP.

Steve Sax said...

Andre you are driving me nuts

karina said...

Lilly is already at 98 pitches. They should take advantage of his last pitches and the Cubs bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

Loney, the sixth inning vacuum

or as neeebs would say, vacuuum

Orel said...

BISON BOMB IN THE BASKET!

Chappy said...

Kemp blasts it out! Yes!

Alex Cora said...

YES!!! High Bomb that just made the net!

QuadSevens said...

Lilly needs to hang one to the Bison.

Steve Sax said...

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE

Kemp!

Could have been more if Andre hadn't GIDP'd

koufax said...

kemp just said, "beast mode" when he came in the dugout

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo! i love me some Bison Bombs!

QuadSevens said...

I got my wish I guess! WOOHOO!!

Alex Cora said...

Throw it back!

Chappy said...

That was a pretty swing on that pitch and enough power to get out against the wind!

Way to break the HR drought!

Fred's Brim said...

koufax - did he really say that?
*hopes he did*

koufax said...

dead serious, watching it in chicago

Orel said...

Awesome, Koufax.

Remember power?

QuadSevens said...

"Beast Mode" - Kemp

That's awesome!

karina said...

Did he really say "Beast Mode"?

koufax said...

crap

Fred's Brim said...

hahah that's dope

Chappy said...

Well that joy was short lived.

Always has to be a former Dodger doesn't it.

QuadSevens said...

Well that was a shortlived lead. Stay with it Bills.

Fred's Brim said...

rats
get a real name, koyieyeie

Chappy said...

Get this rookie!

koufax said...

trouble for bills

karina said...

A HR off the first pitch. Ouch.

So, a low scoring game with long ball?

Chappy said...

Joe better get somebody up in the pen.

koufax said...

belly and leach up

Chappy said...

Have a beer for me Koufax!

Orel said...

DP here

Orel said...

shit, RA for Cubs

Chappy said...

D'oh!

koufax said...

#4 is for you chaps

Fred's Brim said...

christ - i am glad i am not watching this live. don't walk him, Bills!

Steve Sax said...

Oh no, Chadley is crumbling

koufax said...

getting a little rowdy in wrigley, unfortunately

Orel said...

Trade an out for a run.

Chappy said...

double d'oh!

Steve Sax said...

Fuku is going to clear 'em...

Steve Sax said...

...or sac fly. Two out, 2-1 Cubs

Steve Sax said...

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