Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Game 55 Thread: June 3 vs. D'backs, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 25 GAMES

Chad Billingsley (6-3, 2.80) vs. Jon Garland (4-4, 5.75).

COMMENTS: Halfway home (wow, I had no idea Oscar from The Office was in this!) on our journey through the Manny Ramirez suspension, and the Dodgers are still playing at a cool .600 (15-10) clip, maintaining our major-league leading record by four full games. Even if we play .500 ball for the rest of Manny purgatory, going 27-23 through the full 50-game suspension, our nine-game lead over the second-place Giants doesn't seem like they would be a realistic divisional threat. And with Hiroki Kuroda back from the DL and looking pretty good Monday, plus Ramirez back in the lineup in a month...things look promising even if the Dodgers go through their typical June swoon.

At least, that's what comeback wins like we saw Tuesday night, in which the Dodgers scored five runs in the eighth inning to take the lead, would have you believe. Heck, they almost pulled off a three-run comeback in the ninth on Monday night, too. So as we go into the rubber match, let's see the team can show up prior to the late innings, and hang a Garland early.

SoSG Orel will be reporting from the press box tonight once again, so stay tuned for the latest insider news from the Ravine!

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Orel said...

On a tee, PC.

Penos Cabell said...

I know.

Nic j said...

haha, pointless and boring, kinda like spending a majority of your career on the bench, huh lyons?

Penos Cabell said...

Bellisario better not blow this.

Orel said...

Bills' line: 6.0 IP, 4H, 4 BB, 9 K's, 111 pitches (71 strikes)

Penos Cabell said...

Great line for Bills. I'd like to see home go deeper into the games though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Funny how Lyons says that when so many people say that about the sport he spent his entire life in.

Penos Cabell said...

Orel - Is there gonna be a Lakers/Magic game thread tomorrow?

Nic j said...

not to mention MLSF, which one of those sports is still in the olympics

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I didn't want to rub it in, he was taking it really hard that baseball was axed while BV survived.

Fred's Brim said...

stay tuff, Belly

Delino DeShields said...

Not sure what looks scarier. The Terminator Salvation ride... or Carrow's Prime Rib Dinner

Delino DeShields said...

Tonight... the Delino will not be denied his lucky number!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Belly. Can you do it in the 8th too?

Delino DeShields said...

I though the Boss's album was "The Rising" Nice try lady.

Nic j said...

i think orel is getting dirty looks in the pressbox for scoffing at GBA right now.

Delino DeShields said...

I'd comment on the girl in pink they just showed, but after my Jackie Johnson post, I don't want to be known as the SoSG perv (that's LAsorda's gig)

Orel said...

It's time for the California Lottery seventh-inning stretch!

Nic j said...

Nancy Bea wanted no part of that trainwreck.

Penos Cabell said...

Delino - It was better than the chick singing

Delino DeShields said...

Orel - how's the stomach doing? Cheddar/chili/dog has brought down many a nation.

Delino DeShields said...

so close...

Nic j said...

orel's stretching right now.

Delino DeShields said...

I really was hoping for Big John Stud!
(And if you don't know who that is... it's not what you think)

Delino DeShields said...

I'm now...

Delino DeShields said...

poaching for....

Delino DeShields said...

There's no place like home
With your family around you you're never alone
When ya know that your loved
You don't need to roam
Cause there's no place like home

Time's are changing everyday
We won't get by with the same old ways
No-oooo pulling together will make it right
With help from are friends I know we can right

Cause there's no place like home
With your family around you you're never alone
When you know that your loved
You don't need to roam
Cause there ain't no place like
Better believe it
I said their no place like home
"I mean no place child" .

Nic j said...

alright lets start another rally

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic, I think the term "rally" doesn't apply when they have the lead.

Orel said...

"Orel - Is there gonna be a Lakers/Magic game thread tomorrow?"

I thought we'd combine the two since both games are basically concurrent.

Delino DeShields said...

The "I" tatoo on the back of Rauch's neck is actually four feet long.

Steve Sax said...

I am really not sure what to think when Rick Monday is plugging unions on the radio.

Delino DeShields said...

NIC J's A DIAMONDBACK LOVING SPY!!!!
The game's afoot, sir.

Orel said...

Delino, how long have you been waiting to do that?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is Castro known for being a speedy runner? Is he bunting to sac or for hit?

Orel said...

"Orel - how's the stomach doing? Cheddar/chili/dog has brought down many a nation."

Can you believe I only had one?

Delino DeShields said...

Not Kemp's finest moment

Orel said...

That was ugly.

Nic j said...

im red through and through

Penos Cabell said...

great baserunning.

even better firstbase coaching.

Delino DeShields said...

"Delino, how long have you been waiting to do that?"

You've got Manny-watch
I had 227-watch.

Now the circle is complete.

Nic j said...

orel will you ask joe torre if a rally only happens when your behind?

haha, jk

Orel said...

Whoops again.

Fred's Brim said...

be tough here, Tronny. get these guys and Brox gets the bottom of the lineup in the 9th

damn - would Orlando have had that one?

Orel said...

Cocky or arrogant? "We only need one run to win."

rbnlaw said...

Finally, a chance to join the hijinx.
Nice pitchers' battle tonight, although Bills made it look a little harder.

I might have stuck with Belly for one more inning.

rbnlaw said...

5 years ago, that was caught.

Nic j said...

who brings a catchers mitt to catch fly foul balls?

rbnlaw said...

Orel,
Nice work once again from the PB.

Orel said...

33,804

rbnlaw said...

Smallish crowd. Tickets could be had on e-Bay for very little; some with parking.

rbnlaw said...

Think J-mart is muttering to himself right now?

Nic j said...

i have the trifecta of bad timing to go to a dodger game tomorrow. The weather sucks, cole hamels is the opposing pitcher, and its the first game of the NBA finals.

Orel said...

Trouble brewin'. D'backs have 1st & 3rd w/1 out.

Nic j said...

tron can get a double play ball down.

Orel said...

"i have the trifecta of bad timing to go to a dodger game tomorrow. The weather sucks, cole hamels is the opposing pitcher, and its the first game of the NBA finals."

Yet, you will be at Dodger Stadium!

Nic j said...

very true orel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Besides, Cole Hamels sucks this year.

Nic j said...

his last few outings have been good, and its not like our offense has been on fire lately.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, he's worse than last year.

Orel said...

IEDP!

Nic j said...

see, i told you tron could do it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Double play!

rbnlaw said...

Forkal tried to throw it away, but FJL is just too tall.

Orel said...

Pornstache sighting!

Nic j said...

check the ball for mustache wax

Orel said...

Is it a balk if he pauses to twirl his moustache?

Nic j said...

you think he grew that thing just to get on ESPN?

Orel said...

I think he did it for the lay-dees.

rbnlaw said...

Bastard son of Rollie Fingers in the hizzie.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He looks like he should be plotting some kind of bank robbery with a blimp and henchmen named Stuley and Ox.

Steve Sax said...

Boy, there is NO ONE at this game!

Orel said...

Another homerless game. Probably.

rbnlaw said...

Brox Mode!

Nic j said...

well seeing how we are up one going into the 9th, i hope it stays homerless

Nic j said...

unless homer simpson is pinch hitting.

Nic j said...

broxton's intro music is a little weak

rbnlaw said...

DOH!

Alireza said...

Clay Zaveda and Daniel Schlereth look eerily similar.

Orel said...

It's difficult to judge pitch height from the press box.

rbnlaw said...

A century on the gun, outside corner, no strike?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One down, two more to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Byrnes is in the game. Excellent.

rbnlaw said...

2 down

Orel said...

Small crowd making loud noises.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No Brox tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That upstairs fastball is the deadliest weapon Broxton has.

rbnlaw said...

It's the beer yelling.

Nic j said...

hopefully we dont need him

Orel said...

Place on its feet.

Alireza said...

Broxton bringing the heat. I wonder how many 103s he puts up at Dodger Stadium this year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers win!

Nic j said...

nice

Orel said...

AZ TOD: 9:56 p.m.

Down to the clubhouse!

rbnlaw said...

K for the last one and Bills gets the win.

Alireza said...

Yeah. Roberts was never going to hit that ball.

rbnlaw said...

Loney was great on the post game.
Q: Were you thinking 3 bases on that hit?
A: I was thinking inside the park.

Neeebs said...

300 for the win?

Neeebs said...

OK, 300 now

Neeebs said...

This team finds all kinds of ways to win. This is a fun team.

But O-Dog comes in to the game tomorrow, OK Joe????

Neeebs said...

This is a soliloquy.

Neeebs said...

Good nite all.

Steve Sax said...

bastards at prine ticket didn't even give broxton credit for the save in their box score graphic

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up top!

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