Saturday, May 30, 2009

Game 51 Thread: May 30 @ Cubs, 1p

MANNYWATCH: 29 GAMES

Ryan Dempster hugs Marisa Miller after she threw out the first pitch before a Cubs game last year. Careful with that glove hand, Ryan.

Eric Stults (4-1, 4.29) vs. Ryan Dempster (3-3, 4.99).

COMMENTS: The Curse of Marisa Miller: It's on. You don't get to make bodily contact, however fleeting, with a Victoria's Secret/Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and not pay the price. And today the crows come home to roost. Whatever that means. You've been warned, Ryan Dempster.

Earlier Marisa Miller content at SoSG: Attention Josh Rawitch, Babe Power Rankings Released, New Meaning to Product Placement

top photo by Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune

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Steve Sax said...

I think Dempster was hoping the chickens came home to roost with Marisa Miller last night. If you know what I mean. Whatever that means.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I'm gonna need you guys to step up for me on today's Game Thread. I am in prison today.

rbnlaw said...

Community service?
If I don't end up watching the game at the Angel-fan den, aka Angelo's Burgers in Anaheim.
Go Blue!

Orel said...

Pierre, LF
Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Loney, 1B
Ethier. RF
Martin, C
Loretta, 3B
Kemp, CF
Stults, P

Penos Cabell said...

Whoa! Kemp's way down in the line-up.

Steve Sax said...

Loney has the first 0-for-4 in his career, and he's rewarded with a cleanup spot.

Eric Karros said...

Dempster would have to get shelled pretty badly for the curse to not be worth it.

Steve Sax said...

EK, are you already accounting for the chlamydia?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We are underway.

Orel said...

Dodgers 1-2-3 in the first.

Stults: 1 pitch, 1 out.

rbnlaw said...

Dodger game on a Saturday and I still haven't had a beer.
Must remedy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stults K's Theriot.

Orel said...

Early on, it looks like Stults is dealing. K's Theriot.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog can't get it.

Orel said...

Bradley with a shattered-bat flare just out of the reach of a diving Hudson.

rbnlaw said...

It's about time for a Bradley meltdown.

Orel said...

Pierre perfectly positioned!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre with a shoe-string catch. Inning over.

Orel said...

Zambrano told Bradley, "I got this one."

rbnlaw said...

12 pitches in the bottom of the first. Nice inning.

karina said...

Good inning for Stults, that shattered bat Bradley single was out of reach.

rbnlaw said...

I heard Bradley gave him a 7 out of 10 for his tirade.

karina said...

Orel, you might be kidding, but i saw Zambrano last year as a civilian and he's really very scary looking.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn, I thought I would have seen a flashback.

rbnlaw said...

Are these guys in a hurry to get back to Rush St.?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

According to Tim McCarver, pain going through your leg is not a good feeling.

rbnlaw said...

What does McCarver know? No brain; no pain.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Big Russ with a stand-up double.

rbnlaw said...

RISP!!!

Nic j said...

bag aided double, would be nicer if there weren't two outs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta Time.

Orel said...

"Orel, you might be kidding, but i saw Zambrano last year as a civilian and he's really very scary looking."

I don't doubt you for one second, Karina.

Nic j said...

get back loretta, to the dugout.

Orel said...

The bats continue to slumber.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta sends one right back to Dempster. Inning over.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice to see Reed Johnson got rid of the right attached to his chin.

karina said...

Soto is due to hit into DP.

Orel said...

Surprised Johnson didn't try to challenge Pierre's arm and stretch that single into a double.

Orel said...

KK

karina said...

KK!

Orel said...

A lower throw would have gotten Johnson.

Orel said...

Damn. Fontenot RBI. Cubs 1-0.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit. Fontenot doubles. Johnson scores.

Nic j said...

i dont know, im not really feeling this game.

karina said...

It was a great throw by Martin, Johnson just got out of base too fast.

Fontenot 2 RBI HR

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow! What a catch by Martin!

Nic j said...

im feeling that play though

karina said...

I meant Fontenot doubled.

Orel said...

WOW Dempster bunted it behind Martin, who tried to barehand it—ball bounced off his hand and he caught it with his glove. Imagine the backspin.

Nic j said...

the hope we can improve the offense today, its been a little sluggish this series.

karina said...

Did they get tired from the slumber they gave in Colorado?

Nic j said...

it kinda seems like it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp still has trouble with that slider.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn, Dempster strikes out the side.

Nic j said...

should have saved some hits for the national game.

Orel said...

Dempster strikes out the side. Whoopee.

rbnlaw said...

So much for the Miller curse.

Orel said...

Maybe James Loney's NLDS GS took care of that.

Orel said...

Stults K's Soriano!

Nic j said...

HBP and the fun continues

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A grazing HBP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap.

Orel said...

Stults hits Theriot. Theriot's pants.

karina said...

Who said it was always a former Dodger? Orel? Steve?

Nic j said...

gonna need a DP to get outta this one.

Orel said...

Hit & run for the Cubs. A taste of our own medicine.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Milton tagged trying to go to second

karina said...

Nice, son!

Nic j said...

alright, well thanks milton. now we just need an out.

Orel said...

"Who said it was always a former Dodger? Orel? Steve?"

Chappy brought it up in yesterday's Game Thread.

karina said...

2-0 for Lee. He's on a slump but he's a dangerous hitter anyway.

Nic j said...

oh come on, that curve looked good to me.

Orel said...

Russell Martin getting some national exposure!

karina said...

The third ball was a a beautiful curve that should have been a strike.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit. Johnson bunt single.

Nic j said...

wow, the crap continues.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers look awful today. Not the best way to play on a nationally televised game.

Steve Sax said...

I think we left our offense back in Colorado.

Orel said...

Quasi-squeeze! Stults falls down fielding the bunt.

This doesn't feel good.

Nic j said...

where's my bat? i have to pay a visit to the gatorade bucket.

Orel said...

It's ONLY 2-0 in the 3rd.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Soto grounds out. Inning over.

karina said...

I'm sure lots of baseball fans are asking themselves how the Dodgers still have the best record.

This game hasn't been a good showcase so far. However, remember the game is on the 4th.

Nic j said...

orel, i think your impending doom post got to me.

karina said...

Orel, those were words of wisdom.

Orel said...

"orel, i think your impending doom post got to me."

My bad!

Nic j said...

wow, raffy frozen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn, Raffy caught looking. 4 straight K's for Dempster.

Orel said...

Dempster 4 K's in a row.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog walks. Finally a base-runner with less than two outs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dempster is distracted by O-Dog. Loney as to use that to his advantage.

rbnlaw said...

Showing Zambrano's greatest hits on Fox.
Funny.

karina said...

I'm sure Zambrano won't ever be spokesperson to Gatorade.

Orel said...

Fox showing Big Z's greatest hits.

rbnlaw said...

Pray for Mojo.

rbnlaw said...

Right where Dre wanted it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is getting ugly.

rbnlaw said...

Soriano showboats the catch.

Nic j said...

the dodgers offense looks in worse shape than that gatorade machine.

Orel said...

Nope nope nope.

rbnlaw said...

OK, time to turn it around.
Beer opened: check
salt and vinegar chips: check
Dodger runs: left them in Denver.
Crap.

Nic j said...

4 pitch walk, stults seems to be handing that 5 spot to milton.

rbnlaw said...

Leadoff walk: check
Double crap.

Nic j said...

dont worry guys, mota is warming up.

Penos Cabell said...

Oh no. Mota ?

rbnlaw said...

Mota up in the pen: check
Triple crap.

karina said...

Stults has been very good, in the case he had a bad outing, even the best have a rough day.

Mota sighting on the bullpen and suddenly, a chill run into my spine.

Nic j said...

whoo, that was close.

rbnlaw said...

Maybe Torre has Mota warming up as incentive for the Cub batters to start swinging in hopes of chasing Stults.

Just sayin.

rbnlaw said...

That dude owns us today.

Nic j said...

mota coming up, stults gone.

time of death 2:20 pm

Orel said...

One of those days. 3-0 Cubs.

Penos Cabell said...

With Mota coming in, this will only get worse.

rbnlaw said...

OK, I'm going to lunch to watch this crapfest continue.
Think I'll call in to Dodgertalk after the game and call for Torre and Colletti's firing.

I kid. Those callers are funny though.

Penos Cabell said...

The bats were left in Denver.

rbnlaw said...

3 pitches; 3 strikes?
Who is this guy and who got him the steroids?

Orel said...

Mota: 3 pitches, 1 K.

karina said...

Mota just struck out someone...the pitcher...

rbnlaw said...

Nice defense by Loney.

Nic j said...

seems like mota is getting squeezed a bit. thats cruel

rbnlaw said...

Lot of French surnames on this cub team.

Nic j said...

there we go, thats more like it.

rbnlaw said...

4 runs=insurmountable.

Penos Cabell said...

Thats the Mota we know and hate.

Nic j said...

the cubs gave bradley a 3 year deal?! wow, you cant blame that on the curse.

Nic j said...

ill take it.

Orel said...

At least Russell is putting on a defensive clinic.

karina said...

It was a cheap inning and they still can get into the game.

Nic j said...

not out of the commercial and kemp got a strike already

Orel said...

A HIT! A HIT!

Nic j said...

we need to start getting on base with less than two outs.

Orel said...

And Kemp's hit knocks Mota out of the game. Good for us, bad for the bullpen.

Nic j said...

i dont know how good for us it is, weavers up.

Nic j said...

a little ironic that the lead into todays game was how the dodgers offense hasnt struggled since manny was suspened, and the dodgers follow that with a goose egg through five

Orel said...

This is getting out of hand. Hope we can get the split tomorrow.

Nic j said...

hopefully this is at least sending a message to Ned that we need more reliable pitching. Sooner than later.

Orel said...

They will wait and see what effect Kuroda's return has.

Nic j said...

i like hero, but we definately need more. Our Bullpen only has like three guys that are reliable.

Nic j said...

come on weaver all you need is a triple play.

Orel said...

Can't throw strikes + can't hit = loss.

Orel said...

"come on weaver all you need is a triple play."

Nice.

Nic j said...

well, almost.

Josh S. said...

Is this the first time this season where BOTH the pitching and hitting have been a dismal failure in the same game? Or am I just blinded by how good they've been lately?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game is over. Time to look forward to tomorrow.

Orel said...

This doesn't bode well for tomorrow. If Milton doesn't go deep into the game, the bullpen will already be gassed.

Nic j said...

in that case im looking forward to monday.

Orel said...

"Is this the first time this season where BOTH the pitching and hitting have been a dismal failure in the same game? Or am I just blinded by how good they've been lately?"

Not the first time, but certainly one of the few.

Nic j said...

so this is what the rockies feel like?

Penos Cabell said...

When the team is constantly winning, and does everything right, these kind of games feel extra painful.

Delino DeShields said...

So this is what Earth feels like

Nic j said...

sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other team, then call them cheaters when they leave earshot.

Penos Cabell said...

The Rockies don't know pain yet. Let Jim Tracy settle in as manager, run his type of baseball.

Nic j said...

haha, technically arent they already playing his kind of baseball, sub-500?

Penos Cabell said...

Could things get better with Jim Tracy?

Orel said...

All inning Buck & McCarver were talking about how good the Dodgers are. Meanwhile, the Dodgers were going GO, GO, K.

Nic j said...

Orel, does that mean we're the red sox?

Nic j said...

the kings got a mean hook

Orel said...

Larry King's sons wearing Dodger gear. Way to represent!

Orel said...

"Orel, does that mean we're the red sox?"

GOD FORBID

Orel said...

Great story by McCarver. That's what I want to hear from him.

karina said...

Erin wouldn't mind if the Dodgers were the Red Sox.

Josh S. said...

Come on! One run at least! Dodgers have yet to be shut out this season. Let's keep the streak alive!

Nic j said...

he should talk to 'dre

Nic j said...

alright everyone, good vibrations.

Nic j said...

(sad trumpets)

Josh S. said...

DRE!!!

Orel said...

Loney tags it but right at Bradley.

Orel said...

Damn TiVo lag.

Nic j said...

its already the 7th?!
time flies when you are getting pwnd

Orel said...

Let's hit everything to Bradley!

Orel said...

So, Cavs or Magic tonight?

Josh S. said...

Camera work fooled me for a second on that Loretta flyout.

Nic j said...

bradley could have been siting in a lawn chair that whole inning and made those catches.

karina said...

Magic?. You guys are making me miss basketball again.

Nic j said...

i dont know, id like the lakers to have home court. but they match up better against the cavs.

howard would destroy bynum, and the lakers have had trouble guarding the three pointer all year.

Nic j said...

but then again, the magic cant stay this hot from three point land for this long, can they?

Orel said...

Ugh. 7-0 Cubs.

karina said...

Solo HR by Johnson. 7-0.

karina said...

I bet Steve is happier on the whatever prison he's in.

Orel said...

Home court is pretty crucial in the Finals.

Nic j said...

the game is officially over, the seagulls come to pick at the carcass.

Nic j said...

yeah, the lakers are the best road team in the NBA this year though.

Orel said...

Doesn't it pretty much come down to: Do you want to face LeBron or Howard?

Nic j said...

well, if you look at the season series i would take lebron.

Nic j said...

howard has a more complete team behind him

Orel said...

Wow, that's a lot of birds.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel - not really. If the ECF have proven anything, it's that the Magic have the better all-around team. Guys like Turkoglu, Alston, and Lewis can support Dwight Howard. Mo Williams is good, but he's overrated, same for Anderson Varejao, Zydrunas Ilgauskus, and Dolonte West.

Orel said...

Darn you and your carefully balanced thinking.

Steve Sax said...

Who forgot to pack the bats?

Fred's Brim said...

hi everybody
i guess we were due for a dud like this. i just hope we can find our bats before we head home. I hope we can get feeling good these last few innings and take it into tomorrow. It seemed like we got some good swings last inning, just hit into some bad luck

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A total of three runs over three games at Wrigley Field. This sounds awfully familiar.

Orel said...

The good news is we come home to the Diamondbacks!

Nic j said...

should of went for a bird double

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp singles. First lead-off baserunner in the game.

karina said...

I have the feeling the series against the D'Backs is going to break my heart, one way or another.

Orel said...

Who the hell sells a striped Dodgers jersey?

Nic j said...

damn you jamie

Fred's Brim said...

nice takeout at 2nd there

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that DP definitely took any air out of the tires that was left.

Nic j said...

at least it a quick death

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