Sunday, June 07, 2009

Game 59 Thread: June 7 vs. Phillies, 5p

MANNYWATCH: 21 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 18-11

Randy Wolf (3-1, 3.21) vs. Antonio "Inglourious" Bastardo (1-0, 1.50).

COMMENTS: SoSG reader Fernando strikes again! "I made this to commemorate 'Dre's back-to-back walk-offs, and to simultaneously give Andre more reasons to continue to turn down fan photos," Fernando writes. Dodger fans will be more than willing to put up with Andre's photophobia as long as he keeps producing.

And while Mr. Walkoff may no longer be welcome in the City of Brotherly Love, he's not the only hero of the weekend. Let's not forget the excellent pitching staff as well as the clutch defense (particularly that of James Loney, Orlando Hudson and Matt Kemp).

Today's game is the last regular-season meeting between the Dodgers and Phillies; with four wins and two losses, the Dodgers have assured themselves of a winning record against the defending World Series champs. Which is a good start.

More good news: The team has three off-days in the next two weeks. (Sharpen your pencils, PCSsters!) But with rest comes change: Look for a pitcher to be replaced by a position player on the roster.


Laker fans! Today is the only day a Laker Finals game and the Dodger game are starting at the same time. (You can thank ESPN.) But is it a blessing or a curse? Whichever you decide, be sure to keep us updated in this thread. Okay, Jayson?


UPDATE: Eric Stephen from True Blue LA is in the press box tonight.

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Orel said...

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

Penos Cabell said...

Russell Martin has the day off. Thank God.

Penos Cabell said...

Why did ESPN/ABC do this to us L.A. fans?

Nic j said...

Eric Milton to the DL, the doctor said he needs a backieotomy (strained back) Blake dewitt is getting recalled for the time being.

Penos Cabell said...

I hate that move. Blake DeWitt should be playing everyday.

Nic j said...

It's probably only for a week or two. Plus casey has been having hammy problems so they probably need someone that can fill in for him, besides loretta.

Penos Cabell said...

Agreed Nic. He probably could help Hudson and Furcal as well.

StolenMonkey86 said...

Does the Phillies' starter remind anyone else of a character from the Dilbert TV show?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lrPAXfMTk

Josh S. said...

My wife and I will be at the game today, sitting in Andrewood (Baseline Field 44 Row 4).

I wonder how empty the place will be with the whole simultaneous Laker thing going on.

Josh S. said...

Whoa! Free parking for the A's series!

http://tinyurl.com/q2yjko

The real Frank McCourt has been replaced with a pod person.

Nic j said...

the catch is that dodger dogs will be 20 dollars a pop that series.

Nic j said...

yeah, i really view dewitt as a swiss army knife for the infield. Loretta i would only feel comfortable using on the corners.

Nic j said...

they just did a piece on Donnie baseball's work on the young hitters of the dodgers. pretty good stuff.

Also, they had a little clip of manny working out today before the game. Looks good.

Nic j said...

MSB just hit a game tying 3 run jack in the bottom of the 10th. crazy.

Andrew said...

Ha, they also said that Bud Black said Eckstein was the MVP of the Padres...is that why they are 4 games under?

Andrew said...

This line up is getting closer, but I still would rather see Kemp-Ethier-Blake 3-4-5.

Andrew said...

"If Joe Torre is coaching the Phillies, they'd be in first place...if Charlie Manuel coached the Dodgers, they would be in first place." - Joe Morgan


Checks standings...slaps self in forehead.

Andrew said...

Oh and to keep with the good vibes:

Pierre- PG
Hudson- SG
Kemp- SF
Loney- PF
Broxton- C

fanerman said...

Nice photoshop.

Andrew said...

So with three off days in the next two weeks are we running a 4 man rotation, and then activating Milton 13 days from now?

Penos Cabell said...

Andrew - Thats Joe Morgan for ya!

Nic j said...

lineup intros!!

Orel said...

Wow, the Lakers' pre-game graphics blow the Dodgers' away.

Nic j said...

imagine if jerry buss owned the dodgers.

Nic j said...

kobe's got the terminator look again.

Nic j said...

gotta get the Picture in picture going.

Orel said...

Dwight Howard does not need pinstripes.

Penos Cabell said...

Lakers get the main picture. Dodgers small picture. Flipping back and forth.

Nic j said...

got the same set up here PC

Penos Cabell said...

Kobe needs to turn it on early.

Nic j said...

i know the magic did not play well last game, but it doesnt seem like the lakers D is getting any credit.

Penos Cabell said...

Agreed Nic. Lakers defense was very good in Game 1. Orlando put up a lot of bricks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers vs. Lakers

Joe Morgan vs. Jeff Van Gundy

Van Gundy wins every time.

Penos Cabell said...

suffocating defense

Nic j said...

calling the game a little tight in the early stages

Orel said...

Ariza 3!

Nic j said...

arrrriiiiiiizzzzaaaaa

Penos Cabell said...

sloppy game so far

Penos Cabell said...

Gasol wanted it back after he got rejected.

Nic j said...

man bynum is fighting howard down low, good to see.

Penos Cabell said...

It was a goaltend

Nic j said...

damn what a goaltend, we better not lose by 1

Nic j said...

two early ones on bynum

Orel said...

One more out for Wolf....

fanerman said...

2 fouls on Bynum already.

Nic j said...

gotta hit those FT's

Penos Cabell said...

1-2-3 inning for Wolf

Orel said...

The ump isn't even centered behind home plate.

Wolf 1-2-3 1st inning. That's a good sign.

Nic j said...

fish is the master of the charge

Orel said...

Fisher atones for Kobe's turnover.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Both teams are throwing up bricks.

Nic j said...

nice hustle by fish

Orel said...

Fisher is MSBesque?

fanerman said...

Lots of fouls being called.

Nic j said...

ariza is making hedo's life miserable

Penos Cabell said...

Yeah, this is a sloppy game so far.

Commercial break. Back to the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Four batters, four fly balls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

As long as the Lakers' defense can keep up, I can tolerate the poor offense.

Andrew said...

Dear Refs,

I only watch the NBA to watch you blow the whistle. Forget amazing athletes, it is all about you.

Andrew

PS I am currently sporting my alternate Steve Javey jersey tonight!

Nic j said...

its a little funny that last year everyone was saying that we were just a finesse team, and this year we go up against a team that is pretty much a finesse team.

Orel said...

3 up, 3 down for the Dodgers

Nic j said...

what a bastardo

Penos Cabell said...

That was a lovely first inning.

Orel said...

It's Reftastic!

Nic j said...

kobe needs to stop the jump shots.

Orel said...

Ariza almost with the steal!

Penos Cabell said...

Agreed Nic. I wanna see Kobe take it to the rack. Draw fouls.

Penos Cabell said...

Orlando already in foul trouble.

Penos Cabell said...

Terrible fast break

Nic j said...

enough with the J's

Penos Cabell said...

Howard camping out in the key

Orel said...

Howard drove one to Pierre at the warning track. Ibanez with a ground-rule double past Kemp.

fanerman said...

Retarded foul on Pau. Gotta save those for Dwight.

Orel said...

Er, Ryan Howard that is.

Penos Cabell said...

Wolf in trouble

Nic j said...

need a DP ball here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Both teams can't get the ball to drop.

Orel said...

Sac fly scores Ibanez. 1-0 Phillies.

Nic j said...

weak foul

Orel said...

BALL DON'T LIE

Nic j said...

haha, rasheed orel.

Orel said...

Kobe helped set the defense by batting that ball away.

Orel said...

AZ 6, SD 6, top 15 (!)

Nic j said...

fish!

Orel said...

Wolf gets out of it.

Penos Cabell said...

Fisher wide open j

Orel said...

Magic with seven turnovers already.

Orel said...

I don't think Gasol was expecting that back.

Nic j said...

damn, they lakers cant buy a bucket.

Penos Cabell said...

2.8 left on the clock. Laker ball

Orel said...

Magic has more moving screens than Home Depot.

Orel said...

alllllmost

Penos Cabell said...

Low scoring affair.

Orel said...

Lowest combined score in NBA Finals history. Yay!

Nic j said...

lowest combined scoring first Q in NBA history, thats something to be proud of.

Nic j said...

how was that a strike?

Penos Cabell said...

Phil will get them back on track. The Lakers need to stop settling for jumpshots. They need to attack the rim.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't expect such poor shooting in the 2nd quarter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

99

Penos Cabell said...

100

Orel said...

PC with the snipe!

Nic j said...

dwight is tied in rebounds with the lakers, not good.

Penos Cabell said...

I snuck in there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No love for getting 99?

Orel said...

According to Joe Morgan, the Dodgers are "a pretty good team."

That's good to know.

Nic j said...

what a bastardo

Orel said...

"No love for getting 99?"

It's not the Hall of Very Good.

Penos Cabell said...

What we do without Joe Morgan?

Orel said...

How long will Phil rest Kobe?

Nic j said...

"What we do without Joe Morgan?"

enjoy a baseball game.

Orel said...

The J's are falling this quarter.

Penos Cabell said...

Lamar is hot tonight

Nic j said...

odom brought his game today.

Orel said...

GORTAT

Penos Cabell said...

Without Joe Morgan we'd have no one to laugh at on a Sunday night.

Orel said...

Odom just flew there.

Penos Cabell said...

Gortat is the new Apodaca.

Nic j said...

its all the candy

fanerman said...

2 fouls in like 2 seconds on Luke.

fanerman said...

Home Depot indeed.

Orel said...

ESPN pimping Bleacher Beach.

Nic j said...

so do they still confiscate beach balls in that section?

Orel said...

No love for Jamie?

Orel said...

"so do they still confiscate beach balls in that section?"

Excellent question.

Nic j said...

wolf with the high heat

Orel said...

Wolf K's Victorino.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the real question is "Why do people bring beachballs in the first place, and then get pissed when they're taken away?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice inning for the Wolf

Nic j said...

baseball is a hard sport to watch for the average person. Gotta keep yourself busy in between runs.

Nic j said...

heck, the players are building gatorade cup castles in the dugout.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If you can't stand watching a baseball game, Dodger Stadium is not the ideal location for you.

Nic j said...

true, but if you had only diehard baseball fans in dodger stadium, it would be half empty.

Dodger stadium is a tourist attraction.

Nic j said...

bynum with the dream skake.

Nic j said...

shake

Nic j said...

stupid foul on bynum.

Andrew said...

Can someone fill me in why the Yankees rotation is a discussion right now?

Nic j said...

its espn

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They need more East Coast to fill in a broadcast than just the Phillies.

Nic j said...

arrriiiiizzzaaaaa

Nic j said...

pau is off tonight

Nic j said...

but fish is ON

Nic j said...

someones gotta keep lewis in check

Andrew said...

I feel like the refs have done a lot to really kill the flow of this game.

Nic j said...

this poor free throw shooting is gonna kill us

Nic j said...

will someone gaurd lewis, he is the only one keeping them in the game.

Nic j said...

going into the half up by five. not bad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn that Rashard Lewis. He's single-handedly keeping Orlando in the game.

Nic j said...

Ethier starts it off.

Nic j said...

beard keeps it going

Nic j said...

bring them in loney!

Andrew said...

Keep in mind that everything Joe Morgan says about Bastardo's best pitches...he has never seen him pitch but these couple innings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andrew, haven't we learned that Joe Morgan always talks about stuff he doesn't know?

Nic j said...

not quite what i was looking for

Nic j said...

damn manny has some huge calves.

Nic j said...

yeah, adding manny to the team will make us worse. Sure.

Andrew said...

Jameer Nelson =/= Manny Ramirez

Nic j said...

why does ABC have to make everything a sob story.

Andrew said...

So why is Matt Kemp hitting behid Loney again?

Nic j said...

ariza's kid in a dodgers shirt, NICE.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp puts the Dodgers on the board. I guess that's what a "pretty good" team does.

Andrew said...

Rich Dubee >>> Bob Apodaca.

Nic j said...

alright hit one to the outfield raffy.

Nic j said...

damn

Nic j said...

az sd is in the 17th!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well at least one run scored.

Nic j said...

lakers coming out sluggish from the half

Nic j said...

another dumb foul on drew.

Orel said...

Four fouls on Bynum: "I'm not sure that's good for Orlando, or bad for Orlando." —Jeff Van Gundy

Orel said...

"Rich Dubee >>> Bob Apodaca."

Dick Pole >>> Rich Dubee

Nic j said...

odoms having a block party

Nic j said...

damn, what happened to the dodgers.

Nic j said...

howard gets his first dunk.

Nic j said...

kobe with the emphatic dunk!

Nic j said...

wolfs laboring out there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Big K on Utley

Nic j said...

AZ finally breaks it open in the top of the 18th, 9-6

Delino DeShields said...

The Diamondbacks are in the bottom of the 18th inning against the padres. They've gote through 18 pitchers total. MAN, I wish we were playing san diego tomorrow

Nic j said...

just cant shake the magic this game.

Steve Sax said...

Shit, Lakers are tight, Dodgers down 3-1--come on LA teams, get it together!

Delino DeShields said...

Padres down 9-6. But they came back from FIVE in the ninth.

Delino DeShields said...

PUT IN LIDGE!!!!

Nic j said...

damn, hedo has woken up.

Orel said...

Giants won.

Nic j said...

god damn, odom with his third foul

Orel said...

Lakers down one. Dodgers down two.

Orel said...

Two-out single for O-Dog.

Nic j said...

the dodgers need to work their way into the phillies pen.

Nic j said...

park warming up!

Nic j said...

dre goes down looking

Delino DeShields said...

Game over... for the padres.

Nic j said...

fish from downtown!

Delino DeShields said...

Their shortstop pitched the last inning.
Now back to the games that matter

Nic j said...

lakers down two going into the 4th. kobe hasnt gone off yet.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

sorry i'm late, i had to go to the hospital because my good friend fractured his ankle playing softball today and had to go into surgery...

Nic j said...

isnt the home team typically supposed to have less fouls?

Nic j said...

the candyman has got it going tonight.

karina said...

Park sighting!

Nic j said...

loney!!

Andrew said...

Now let me get this right Steven Phillips...if a player has a no trade clause, the team that wants to trade for him has to give up a little bit more, because they want to go to a more depleted team? Just so we are clear, thanks bud for the insight.

Nic j said...

bring them in matty.

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