Saturday, June 06, 2009

Game 58 Thread: June 6 vs. Phillies, 1p

MANNYWATCH: 22 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 17-11

"We haven't hit....It's been squeezing that blood out of a rock."

Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.53) vs. Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.86).

COMMENTS: Do you believe in momentum? The Dodgers, fresh off last night's walk-off victory, will try to channel that energy into success against Blanton — who's won three straight. The Dodgers counter with Kuroda, who threw 86 pitches over five innings in his first post-rehab start.

Although yesterday was sweet, don't forget the Dodger offense is still essentially in deep-freeze. For the cynical (not us!), last night's ninth-inning rally featured as many walks and errors as hits. Although Joe Torre professes unconcern at his team's lack of hitting, it doesn't mean he isn't anticipating the return of some early-inning offense.

"We're going to hit — it's just a matter of when that stuff is going to start up again," Torre said. Hey, why not today?

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rbnlaw said...

Yes, why not today. It was frustrating watching the game last night and seeing CSF go up 12-0 vs. Louisville in the super regional. It was sweet to listen to the comeback on the way home. The entire family erupted when Dre hit the double.

Of course, Steiner's unrestrained passion may have pumped up the excitement a little.

rbnlaw said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm pulling for CSF. Just frustrating watching a college team do that kind of damage while your favorite professionals wallow in futility.

Erin said...

I'm back in town and already at the Stadium. Anyone else going to today's game?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers must maintain their undefeated record of FOX games at home.

Dusto Magnifico said...

I'll be at tomorrows game. Of all days, my first Dodger game is on national TV and on the same day as the Lakers finals. I'd much rather go to todays game, then maybe try and see if I could get tickets to the lakers tomorrow... oh well it'll be a great trip. t-3 hours and 10 minutes (till the plane takes off)

Orel said...

Welcome back, Erin! Why am I thinking you went straight from LAX to DS?

Safe travels, Dusto!

Andrew said...

Weeeeee...FOX game of the week here in Boston, wait for it, wait for it, Phillies vs. Dodgers! Day time drinking here we come!!!!!

QuadSevens said...

I'm at the game today in the Loge section. Loge Terrace reception with free dodger dogs, peanuts, beer, and wine! I'm in heaven!

Orel said...

Everybody's happy!

Erin said...

Not quite straight from the airport, Orel. I landed about 23 hours ago, in plenty of time to watch last night's game on my very own TV.

Oh, and Christine just said hi to Larry King. Welcome back to LA.

Erin said...

And stupid Lauren Conrad from "The Hills" (someone had to tell me that, since I wouldn't recognize her if you paid me) is throwing out the first pitch and the paparazzi are going crazy for her. So lame.

Orel said...

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

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Indeed Orel, everyone is happy!. I'm in front of the tv, with a large bowl of popcorn, being lucky because the game is broadcasted live in here. In most parts of Latin America, Fox will show a game of Trinidad and Tobago vs Costa Rica at a lame sub-21 soccer tournament.

karina said...

Welcome back, Erin!

I missed you on the game threads.

karina said...

King James singled!

karina said...

King James Gold Glove sweet play! dived twice: to get the ball, then proceeded to dive into the base and make Victorino out.

QuadSevens said...

Maury Wills was honored between innings. No score in the third.

karina said...

I was about to ask that. Standing ovation, Beast hug, Bison hug, sweet.

Never watched him play, but seeing him wearing the Dodger uniform, makes my heart melt.

karina said...

Second K for Werth. Kuroda is even sharper today.

karina said...

Pitching and great defense, maybe if they scored a couple of runs...

Penos Cabell said...

His stroke is coming back!

karina said...

Andre's HR! Dodgers 1-Phillies 0

Penos Cabell said...

1-0 Dodgers

Orel said...

Ethier smoked that one. Definitely encouraging.

karina said...

King James singles again.

Josh S. said...

Dre and James are coming alive. This is going to be a fun summer.

Penos Cabell said...

I hope Andre's bat starts to heat up.

Penos Cabell said...

Wow. That was an impressive steal by Loney.

karina said...

James steals second! what a game for him!

Penos Cabell said...

Kemp caught looking.

Dodgers take the early lead.

karina said...

O Dogg shining on defense.

karina said...

Castro singles. He's been a nice surprise, don't you think?

Nic j said...

I hate victorino.

karina said...

Kuroda deserves that standing ovation. Striking out Howard, with a runner on third, was brilliant.

Nic j said...

is kuroda drinking musclemilk or some weird asian drink?

Nic j said...

o dog is slumping.

he makes up on defense.

Nic j said...

who ever is working the ball-strike counter on fox needs to be fired.

karina said...

Martin walks after two outs. Go King James!

karina said...

Well done, King James!. Now it's Bison Mode time.

Nic j said...

alright everyone needs to start using loney's bat.

Nic j said...

i hate victorino

karina said...

I stopped breathing. Nic j, i have deep isuues with Victorino too.

Orel said...

Hold it together, bullpen!

karina said...

Belisario is getting himself into big trouble.

Penos Cabell said...

Hudson, keeping the runner at third

karina said...

Respect O Dogg's arm! just one more out Belly!

Nic j said...

get that man another gold glove!

Nic j said...

strike this sucker out belly!

Nic j said...

FUCK

Penos Cabell said...

Excuse me while I throw up.

karina said...

Does anyone else hate Matt Stairs too?

Nic j said...

stairs to third on the crap throw by russ

Penos Cabell said...

that sucks.

can the offense wake up?

Josh S. said...

I hate Matt Stairs so much that I will only take elevators and escalators from now on.

Nic j said...

well, the offense has been asleep for about two weeks now so it should be well rested

Josh S. said...

Maybe not even escalators since they're moving stairs.

Nic j said...

i think they should put chan ho park in.

Nic j said...

finally the hitting starts, lets keep it going.

Josh S. said...

Let's hear it for the bench!

karina said...

Beast Mode, with runners on first and second and one out.

Nic j said...

damn you castro

Nic j said...

well there goes that inning

Nic j said...

that would of been a run,

Josh S. said...

That hurt.

Nic j said...

c'mon o dog break out of this slump

Nic j said...

well, that sucked

StolenMonkey86 said...

Damn Commie.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Blue, start squeezing some runs out and let's get this back.

Erin, if you're still on, welcome home! I'm going to Tuesday's game vs the Pads.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My hitlist: Cody Ross, Chris Andersen, Matt Stairs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bill Curtis probably has more home runs than Russell Martin.

Nic j said...

russ just looked totally overmatched in that at bat.

karina said...

It'd be a lovely time to get your third home run of the season, King James.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney's at-bat will not end well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now the guy with power is up.

Nic j said...

we have a power guy? manny's back?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, there's still three outs.

Nic j said...

madson just challenged him there.

fanerman said...

Aww, an oh-fer (so far) for Kemp.

Nic j said...

Loretta
Casto
Pitcher

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Torre must go with the Beard. Loretta is 0 for his last 11.

Josh S. said...

Or...
Loretta
Castro
Beard?

But probably Furcal and I'll tear my hair out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Another great play by Orlando Hudson.

Nic j said...

nice catch by the dog

QuadSevens said...

Time for another late inning come back.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Another blown save for Lidge.

Orel said...

Let's light up Lidge again!

Nic j said...

lidge again?

Orel said...

Yay, a weak ground-out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta just ensures that it will be a repeat of yesterday.

Nic j said...

im liking loretta less and less with each at bat

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was the weirdest bunt-foul I've ever seen.

Penos Cabell said...

2-2

Orel said...

HOLEE SHEET!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's gone! For two seconds I was freaking out.

karina said...

Back in the game!

Nic j said...

i was just yelling curse words for like a minutes because i thought he caught that.

Orel said...

I was ready to be sooooo mad at Werth.

Orel said...

Did it go off his glove?

fanerman said...

Raffy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

100

Nic j said...

it hit his glove

Josh S. said...

Woo! I reverse jinxed Raffy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't think it touched the glove.

Nic j said...

now its JP's turn to knock one out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game will probably go into extras.

Nic j said...

extras will work, we have broxton, they have a tired lidge and chan ho park.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If I were Buck, I'd have a drink with a competent color-commentator.

Nic j said...

he does look like he is drinking urine

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton in for the potential seventh win.

Nic j said...

two down

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now all he has to do is get Utley out.

Orel said...

Wow, Utley has almost three times the All-Star votes of Hudson.

Nic j said...

brox and bills is our only hope for the all star game this year.

sad

Orel said...

Phew, just foul.

Orel said...

"brox and bills is our only hope for the all star game this year.

sad"

I'll take the MLB-best record.

Nic j said...

wow, lucked out on that one.

Orel said...

Wow, Utley pulls a Tom Goodwin and is out swinging on a ball that hit him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm confused. What just happened?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Last year, the Cubs had the best record and sent 8 guys to the ASG. The Dodgers have the best record and will most likely send three guys.

Nic j said...

if you swing it doesnt matter if the ball hits you.

Nic j said...

who's the third?

Nic j said...

great way to start it off

Orel said...

O-Dog busting out of his slump?

Orel said...

Don't go anywhere, Orlando.

Orel said...

Ethier looking fastball.

Nic j said...

YES!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog most likely will be picked as a backup. Yay, Ethier stays hot!

Orel said...

What a clutch AB by Ethier. Two on, no out.

Nic j said...

alright russ, no DP ball

karina said...

Ethier heating up, Martin is on without outs.

Nic j said...

please russ, not to the left side of the infield

karina said...

I really think we should campaign somehow to et the deserving Dodgers into the All Star Game.

Nic j said...

when is the last time you saw russ lay down a bunt

Nic j said...

sadly i think manny was our best shot as a starter

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Casey Blake deserves some ASG consideration, but because he's not David Wright nobody cares.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin staying alive.

Orel said...

"Casey Blake deserves some ASG consideration, but because he's not David Wright nobody cares."

To be fair, Blake is nowhere as dreamy as Wright.

Orel said...

Russell battling.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

David Wright is as homely as a mule's butt.

karina said...

Bills and Brox should be on the All Star team.

Orel said...

Full count!

Nic j said...

orel, there is plenty of beautiful behind that beard.

lol

karina said...

Full count on my son. Hold on, Martin.

Nic j said...

thanks for that russ

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a total ball.

Orel said...

damn

karina said...

That's a very well groomed beard.

Nic j said...

at least mr clutch is up

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

2-0 to Loney. Kemp is next to try to extend his hitting streak.

Nic j said...

nevermind

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's in the Bison's hands now.

Orel said...

That K on Martin hurts.

karina said...

Second time of the game that i stopped breathing.

Nic j said...

haha, man they are doing everything not to use Park

Nic j said...

thats wasnt a strike

fanerman said...

Come on Bison!

Orel said...

Kemp trying to get tossed!

StolenMonkey86 said...

"That was outside!"
"I don't fucking care."

That's wonderful.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't blame Kemp for getting pissed. That was a ball.

Nic j said...

those were alllllll out of the zone. thats BS

fanerman said...

Oh Matthew =(

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I could've swore I heard someone say "fucking"

Nic j said...

blue has a potty mouth

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp can't get thrown out. There's no one left on the bench.

Nic j said...

damn wade is in, well here is the opening for the phils

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeez, 11 hits and only two of those have summed up the offense.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice catch by Kemp.

Nic j said...

give me a heart attack, wade

Orel said...

This game is taking years off my life.

karina said...

Kemp and Loney should be considered for Gold Gloves to the end of this season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Moyer's getting upset. He's missing the early-bird special.

Orel said...

We want Park!

Nic j said...

put in park!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wade still looks good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why does Wade only show up when Kuroda pitches?

Nic j said...

nice inning by wade.

Orel said...

Good job, Wade.

Nic j said...

we want park
we want park
we want park
we want park
we want park

karina said...

Cory wade did very good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta, Furcal, and the pitcher.

karina said...

"Be careful what you wish for"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now would be a great time for Loretta's first homer.

Nic j said...

damn, durbin and his huge strike zone.

Nic j said...

got another one in you, raffy?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They forgot Mota on that list.

Nic j said...

nope

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wade will bat for himself.

Nic j said...

jack one, wade!

StolenMonkey86 said...

hey, Wade also does the hat under helmet thing.

Orel said...

Guess Wade is pitching the 12th.

Nic j said...

what a douche

Orel said...

That wasn't predictable.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Phils are getting a very generous strike-zone.

Nic j said...

i wonder if the ump gets the FCC fine passed down to him for the dirty language earlier.

Orel said...

Mary Hart is sticking it out!

Orel said...

Nice K of Coste.

Nic j said...

where the hell do you get a dodgers letterman sweater? they make those?

Nic j said...

alright quick inning for wade, lets get him a W

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boy Rollins is colder than...something that's cold.

karina said...

If Wade's 10th inning was good, this one was better.

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