Friday, June 12, 2009

Game 62 Thread: June 12 @ Rangers, 5p

MANNYWATCH: 18 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 19-13

Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 1.62) vs. Vicente Padilla (4-3, 5.22).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers are playing the Rangers. The Rangers have Andruw Jones. Henceforth, a sampling of SoSG's most memorable Andruw Jones content:

Dow, Jones, or Papi?

Andruw Jones' Kryptonite REVEALED

Why Andruw Jones Can't Say Sorry

Andruw Jones To Change Uniform Number to 143

Game 39 Thread: May 14 @ Brewers, 5p

Game 38 Thread: May 13 vs. Brewers, 5p

Five Things That Are Pissing Me Off

ANDRUW JONES GETS A HIT!!!!

Requiem for a 1977 Ford Mustang

Andruw Jones: Marching Toward Mendoza

131 comments:

Josh S. said...

Loretta's the DH. Furcal drops to NINTH.

Pierre LF
Hudson 2B
Ethier RF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Loretta DH
Kemp CF
Martin C
Furcal SS

fanerman said...

Kemp finally hitting ahead of Furcal and Martin. But why is Loretta hitting ahead of Kemp?

rbnlaw said...

Better question: Why bat Loretta instead of De Witt? Padilla is a righty.
Does he own De Witt lifetime?

Josh S. said...

Loretta has a career .334 average in interleague play, making him the 7th best hitter in interleague history.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/interleague/leaders.jsp

Josh S. said...

Of course, you could argue that particular stat is meaningless, but that's the kind of stuff that appeals to a guy like Torre.

rbnlaw said...

Thanks Josh.
I always find those stats apply only when a particular player is not a Dodger.

Loney Fan said...

If Andruw Jones gets even one hit in this series I am going to throw a baseball through my television.

Nic j said...

is jones playing tonight? i know he isnt an everyday player.

Nic j said...

im getting tired of hearing all of this praise on the radio for the dodgers having the free parking series. One series of free parking doesn't make up for the fact that the parking situation is still terrible and overpriced.

PS, GO BLUE!

Alex Cora said...

Here we go - My first dodger game in quite a while. Kicking back on the couch.

Nic j said...

nice at bat for the o dog

Nic j said...

saltalamajsjankskakld isnt catching today?

Alex Cora said...

Hey Hey, 2 on after 2 walks. come on blue.

fanerman said...

Josh S.,
I grin everytime I see your avatar.

Nic j said...

come on beard, take advantage of this hitters park

Nic j said...

its loney time.

Andrew said...

Ah, nothing like a guy who can't find the strike zone being rewarded with the benefit of the doubt by the ump.

Alex Cora said...

Casey was getting squeeze with those calls. Here we go FJL.

Nic j said...

got some dodger fans in the house!

Nic j said...

wow, peavy out for a month, some team is going to pick him up for nothing.

Nic j said...

at least we are working the pitcher tonight.

Nic j said...

DAMN!

Alex Cora said...

ugh, fly out and byrd almost miscued that. Wonder if Jones would have caught that.

Alex Cora said...

MINI BUFFALO RANCH CHICKEN SANDWICH!

Nic j said...

jones has lost a lot of weight, bastard.

Nic j said...

caseys strong arm saved him there.

Alex Cora said...

HK looks good today.

Alex Cora said...

Manny would have been a good DH today huh steve lyons?

Nic j said...

im actually really sad that mannys 50 games covers all the games we could have a DH.

Alex Cora said...

Oops.

Nic j said...

despite that triple Hiro is looking awesome

Alex Cora said...

Nice job Kuroda - No damage after that triple. Let's get our bats going. hopefully Furcal will be pissed that he is dropped to 9th.

Alex Cora said...

Bring the noise dre!

Alex Cora said...

or bring the walk...2 men on again.

Alex Cora said...

Damn. FLJ flies out with the bases juiced. Ugh.

Orel said...

Epale, mofos! I see we are back to our LOBly ways.

Nic j said...

What's that 5 men stranded by loney already?

Nic j said...

You suck loney.

Alex Cora said...

WOW - James with a Bill Buckner play. He is having a tough day. Texas up 1-0.

fanerman said...

Hasn't been a good day for James.

Orel said...

A clean-shaven Martin cannot nail Vizquel stealing.

Josh S. said...

Tough Luck Loney, but no one will have a worse day than Milton Bradley.

Orel said...

Penguins score in the second period!

Alex Cora said...

Boy that error hurt. Tx up 2-0.

Josh S. said...

Come on guys! It's too early in the series for the heat stroke excuse.

Nic j said...

Hiroki needs some runs tonight. Hopefully we can break through that LOB wall.

Orel said...

What is it about the Dodgers and AL stadiums?

rbnlaw said...

Namaste, mofo's.
What the hell with the 2 runs?
By the time I came downstairs, it was a 2 run game.
Sheesh.

Josh S. said...

I'm kind of liking Eric Collins' penchant for trivia. He'd probably be better calling games alone. Psycho talks about himself too much.

Orel said...

Another squirter.

Orel said...

"Psycho talks about himself too much."

Really? I don't get that sense.

Nic j said...

We are looking little out of sync tonight.

rbnlaw said...

Sorry Orel. Didn't see your "mofos."
Don't want to look like a copy-cat.

Josh S. said...

OK, maybe not himself specifically, but I've noticed a lot of "When I was a player"-type anecdotes.

Orel said...

That was an ugly inning. Let's get some back.

Orel said...

"OK, maybe not himself specifically, but I've noticed a lot of "When I was a player"-type anecdotes."

True, but that's why they hired him.

Namaste, Rbnlaw.

rbnlaw said...

MBRCS? Doesn't roll off the tounge.

Orel said...

Hot shot by Loretta!

Orel said...

Bill Simmons:

"In fact, over a 16:53 stretch from the fourth quarter until the last three seconds of overtime, Orlando attempted 18 free throws and L.A. attempted zero. Zero!!!! How is that possible?"

Orel said...

Well, we are making contact.

Nic j said...

That says a lot coming from the laker hater simmons. And the Orlando fans have he nerve to complain about the no call Kobe elbow.

Josh S. said...

"True, but that's why they hired him."

Point taken. I guess I'm spoiled by Vin, which makes me not enjoy two-man commentary teams very much.

Orel said...

Pens 2, Wings 0

Nic j said...

Frustrating. This game started off so promising. We still have some innings to play.

Orel said...

"Point taken. I guess I'm spoiled by Vin, which makes me not enjoy two-man commentary teams very much."

Totally. Vin is an extraordinary exception. For some reason, most teams are in love with the two-man format.

Nic j said...

Man. If the pens win in Detroit I think that will be the last straw for the city. It may just sink into the lake.

Nic j said...

Most play by play is a conversation between two people on tv, calling the plays and filling in the gaps with banter. When vin is on it's like he is telling you an elaborate story. I love it.

Josh S. said...

"Most play by play is a conversation between two people on tv, calling the plays and filling in the gaps with banter. When vin is on it's like he is telling you an elaborate story. I love it."

Yep. The biggest sin of a two-person team is forgetting there's a third party (namely, us) in the conversation.

Orel said...

Aren't the Red Wings the Yankees of the NHL?

Orel said...

Beast Mode leadoff single! He'll be trying to steal!

Orel said...

Padilla's pitch count has to be up there, no?

Orel said...

Padilla at 100 pitches, thank you Eric Collins.

Orel said...

Beast Mode steals second and takes third on a bad throw by the catcher!

Orel said...

Good plate discipline by Ethier.

Josh S. said...

Robbed!

Orel said...

Oh damn. Ethier smoked it but the Rangers first baseman made a diving catch.

Nic j said...

It's gonna be one of those nights.

Orel said...

Another RISP stranded. We'll have to get to their bullpen.

Josh S. said...

Ugh. Padilla's on course for a 250 pitch complete game shutout.

Josh S. said...

I'm going to channel Eric Collins here and say that (assuming I did my math right) if Juan Pierre gets at least 12 plate appearances in the next three games, he'll have the requisite PAs to make the league leaders list in batting average.

(Counting the ones he's already had tonight.)

Orel said...

Sweet DP.

Josh S. said...

Bullpen time! Let's go!

Orel said...

Padilla out after 105 pitches. Kuroda at 81 pitches.

Orel said...

Dodgers are popping it all over the place tonight.

Orel said...

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Josh S. said...

Has the mini sandwich trend gone too far if even El Pollo Loco is getting in on the action?

Josh S. said...

"Dodgers are popping it all over the place tonight."

And any line drives are right into gloves.

Orel, are we the only ones still here?

Alireza said...

I hold out hope for this next inning.

Why? Because Russell Martin owns Jason Jennings to the tune of the following:

.391 .417 .652 1.069

5 HR

Anyone smelling a breakout?

I Alivandi said...

Aw turd

Josh S. said...

Man, one foot over and Kemp could have had that.

Alireza said...

Correction - Russ only has 2 HR against Jennings.

Josh S. said...

I think Hiro might be done.

Josh S. said...

BLEACH MODE

Josh S. said...

MOTA MODE(A)

Alireza said...

Leave him in damn it. Leach can pitch to RHB.

Alireza said...

Oh goodness no.

Orel said...

Looks like a tough-luck loss for Kuroda.

Orel said...

Penguins 11 minutes away from the Stanley Cup!

Alireza said...

You suck Mota.

Torre made a huge bone headed move there.

Orel said...

Dammit, Mota couldn't hold it. A 5-0 deficit is nigh unsurmountable.

Orel said...

So much for Martin owning Jennings.

Nic j said...

Maybe a freak accident will have us going against a national league team in the world series.

I can wish, can't I?

Orel said...

Furcal walk gives us a tiny glimmer of hope.

Orel said...

Cocky, Nic!

Alireza said...

Orel - Not unsurmountable in this place. Remember that Texas is like Coors.

And Russ just missed that one.

Nic j said...

Sorry. The lakers have me dreaming big.

Nic j said...

Game over.

Alireza said...

Why the hell is Loretta the DH again? Why not have DeWitt at 3B and Blake as the DH?

Alireza said...

Man. Only Omar Vizquel makes that play.

Orel said...

Ugh.

Nic j said...

I think it was something about loretta having a good avg in interleague play.

Orel said...

Penguins 2, Detroit 1, 1:50 left in the 3rd period.

Alireza said...

If I am Kuroda, I want to strangle Mota and Torre right now.

Nic j said...

Can't win If you don't score runs.

Alireza said...

I am sure the Angels aren't too happy about this game either.

Alireza said...

Ethier was done there, but he should have fouled that one off.

Orel said...

We're turning Jason Jennings into Nolan Ryan.

Orel said...

Penguins win the Stanley Cup!

Nic j said...

way to kick a city while it's down penguins.

Orel said...

I guess Pittsburgh has the Steelers and Penguins now.

Orel said...

BOS 2, PHI 2, bot 12

Orel said...

C'mon, Loretta!

Orel said...

ANOTHER hard shot right to a Ranger!

Orel said...

Was not meant to be tonight.

Nic j said...

that was a little expected.

Orel said...

Schlichting sighting!

Nic j said...

Our offense has just died. July 3 can't come soon enough

Nic j said...

The little league dodgers are playing tonight.

Alireza said...

A knock and a bloop. All we need is a walk and a blast (from Andre "Clutch" Ethier) and we are right back in this.

Alireza said...

Well nevermind

Fred's Brim said...

i just deleted a long rant, one about how this was a typical Dodgers team of the past X years and how frustrating a loss like this was to me.

It was only productive as a vent for me.

I believe that karina-like positive thinking is the way forward, and I know that we can play better than we did tonight. it's time for a win streak. I am tired of these sorry-ass AL-Wack teams thinking they are any good at all. They all seem like a sham, a 6-game losing streak away from a worthless season. Some of them are already there. It's time to exert some force on them, to make them understand that they aren't very good and this Dodgers team is different and on its way to great things


this will be funny when i read it n the morning