Saturday, June 13, 2009

Game 63 Thread: June 13 @ Rangers, 5p

MANNYWATCH: 17 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 19-14

Randy Wolf (3-2, 3.62) vs. Scott Feldman (5-1, 4.01).

COMMENTS: Such is my NL-centricity that I hadn't heard of Feldman, although he's been in the majors since 2005. The Rangers used Feldman as a middle reliever until 2008, when he was converted into a starter. He went 6-8 with a 5.29 ERA last year but is strong as a starter this season, going 5-0 before his first loss to the Blue Jays in his last outing.

Wolf is coming off a rough start against the Phillies in which he gave up six earned runs over 6 1/3 innings. The Dodgers still can't score consistently, and right now it's unclear whether it's because they're playing in an AL park or if the bats are still simply sleeping. Will the Dodgers' traditional June swoon continue with a dreaded third consecutive loss? Insert lightning joke here.

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

200 comments:

Orel said...

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

Back to old ways. Martin and Kemp at the bottom of the order.

Andrew said...

Kind of cool, I started twice against Scott Feldman in college.

Andrew said...

Wait, Kemp is hitting ninth? You mean Torre doesn't watch rallies the Dodgers have and wish Kemp was hitting with all of those runners on base rather than Loney? Am I going insane?

Orel said...

Did you take him deep?

Andrew said...

No, I was a pitcher...when I faced him, his record was 12-0...I went 7 2/3 and got pulled when it was 1-1, we lost 3-1.

Andrew said...

Boooooooooooooooooooooo this man!

Andrew said...

Hmm, another ball smoked by Loney.

Steve Sax said...

What happened to our bats?

Rangers' tarp is sponsored by Geico.

Fred's Brim said...

we gotta start taking more pitches from this guy. he'll walk us if we let him

Fred's Brim said...

Randy, throw strikes please

Steve Sax said...

Wolf Ks the first two in the second.

Fred's Brim said...

Matt Kemp is so good in center this year

Steve Sax said...

Hey, that Mini Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich song is pretty catchy.

Great katch, Kemp!

Fred's Brim said...

Have you had one yet?

Steve Sax said...

14!

Fred's Brim said...

and Matty gets a hit! lets put a few together now

Fred's Brim said...

haha that good?

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a solid hit through the 5.5 hole!

Boy, I'm glad we buried him ninth in the lineup.

Fred's Brim said...

did I miss Randy's at-bat? or is Juan batting 9th?

Fred's Brim said...

oh yeah - the DH!

Fred's Brim said...

at least you got him over, Juan

Fred's Brim said...

was he in fair territory when the ball hit him?

Neeebs said...

I'm singing the damn song.

Neeebs said...

Rally time

Josh S. said...

The Hudson Hustle!

Josh S. said...

Milton Bradley seems to be in charge of the Prime Ticket music cues.

Andrew said...

Sigh, yet another situation where I would rather have Kemp up than Loney.

Neeebs said...

So much for the rally

Josh S. said...

Feh. 90 feet away might as well be 900 feet away. This series is making me surly.

Neeebs said...

better to be surly than girly

Fred's Brim said...

how about them Rockies? They win 9 in a row just to get to 10.5 back!

Neeebs said...

Wolf keeps us going

Fred's Brim said...

Mark should work a walk here. swinging the bat hasn't been working for him lately

Andrew said...

May I ask why he is DHing?

Fred's Brim said...

swing swing swing! why even take a pitch - you can't hit a homerun if you don't swing the bat, right?

Fred's Brim said...

Matt thought for a second he could get that one!

Fred's Brim said...

pardon my french but let's get some goddam runs

Fred's Brim said...

oops a bank of lights is out - game delayed until they can get them turned back on

Fred's Brim said...

i went to a game at Arlington several years back. it was pretty nice, although i remember it being surrounded by office parks

Josh S. said...

Nice of them to work naptime into today's game.

Fred's Brim said...

i wonder if Randy will be able to go in the bottom of the 6th after the long delay and when we bat around in the top of the inning

karina said...

Since when is the game delayed? is anyone watching the game on tv?

Fred's Brim said...

hi karina - some of the lights have gone out so they are waiting for them to come back on

Fred's Brim said...

haha mlb.tv has a splash screen up saying it's a rain delay

Orel said...

Q: How many times can Charley Steiner use the term "light stanchions?"

A: Many. Although Ken Levine calls them "light standards."

karina said...

Thanks, Fred's Brim. You know, the fact the game is delayed is funny for me. I was at church, praying at this guy: http://tinyurl.com/nq66f6 and i was thinking i was late for the game. Coming back home, game is delayed.

San Antonio rocks!

karina said...

From Ken Tremendous' twitter"

"Coach Girardi: Joba struggled but got us through 4. This is a big game. We need to hold the line." (beat; intense) "Get me...Bret Tomko!"

Nic j said...

Looks like we have an Electricians duel on our hands.

Fred's Brim said...

hehe is he the patron saint of lighting delays?

Mr. Customer said...

karina,

He is the patron saint of lost articles. Maybe some hitting will turn up after the delay.

karina said...

Maybe, Mr. Customer.I should pray they recover their clutch.

Saint Anthony is also the patron of impossible causes.

Mr. Customer said...

I thought St. Jude was lost causes...

Fred's Brim said...

can they just turn the opposite bank of lights out and get this game going?

Fred's Brim said...

The Texas broadcast apparently is showing 3d Rock From The Sun during the delay - mlb.tv doesnt let us watch though

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just got back from dinner. Tragic how I don't get to hear anymore snarky remarks about Andruw Jones from Steiner and Monday anymore.

Fred's Brim said...

we've got juice!

karina said...

San Anthony works impossible causes quite well, too.Believe me, this family has prayed to him for generations.

Fred's Brim said...

Eddie Guardado taking over for Feldman

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just heard the game will resume in four minutes.

Fred's Brim said...

Eddie's a bit of a load, isn't he?

Fred's Brim said...

there's a start! a liner to left by Juanny to get us going

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan takes third!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf can actually get the win if we score here.

Fred's Brim said...

a stolen base and wild throw get's Juanny to third with no outs! cmon guys lets get him home!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal sacs Pierre home. Wolf in line for the win!

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy with the grounder to get him home. 1-0 good guys!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog doubles!

karina said...

Dodgers 1-Rangers 0

Fred's Brim said...

O with a near HR - settles for the long double

karina said...

Doubled at the very first pitch, Ethier's up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap. Ethier flies out.

Mr. Customer said...

Then I defer to higher authority (no pun intended). It doesn't to have a double team on impossible, I suppose.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for some good-ole' fashioned beard-power.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Blake goes down.

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Andrus with a nice play to get Casey - that would have been another run

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Those Texas fans sure do love fly-outs.

rbnlaw said...

Orale peeps.
I was at a 3-y-o birthday party (twins). That's bad
I brought my own beer. That's good
I missed the first 6 innings. That's bad.
Power delay, so I get to see the first run (only run?). That's good.
Wolf was dealing and is now out. That's bad.
Everyday Eddie goes for Tejas. Apparently that's good.

Let's get back to this one.

Fred's Brim said...

you cocksmoker

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK YOU, JONES, YOU UNGRATEFUL SWINE!

Orel said...

FUCK YOU ANDRUW JONES

Mr. Customer said...

Seriously?

Mr. Customer said...

What a tool.

Fred's Brim said...

if we have any kind of lead the next time he comes up, he gets one in the ribs

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And the Dodgers are paying him for the next 6-8 years.

Nic j said...

Hey this jones fella is pretty good.

Cory wade why did you give him anything hittable!?!

karina said...

Andruw Jones, good for nothing, world class douche, someone should bean him at his next at bat. I can't believe this.

rbnlaw said...

RBN's St. Anthony facts:

My brother lives in San Antonio.
My daughter attends Saint Anthony HS in Long Beach.
Andruw Jones sucks.

The last one just needed to be said.

Fred's Brim said...

make Grilli throw strikes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My hitlist: Cody Ross, Chris Andersen, Andruw Jones.

rbnlaw said...

I just read Karina's post in the Jones thread.

He shall be known, henceforth, as "Douche Mode."

Fred's Brim said...

haha yes!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Mark - get ready to run

rbnlaw said...

Quebec Mode up.

rbnlaw said...

C'mon, Russ. Think middle of the park.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ needs new contacts or something

rbnlaw said...

Nice at bat, J-Mart.

karina said...

Andruw Jones should be hit ASAP.

My son Martin should be homer right now. If Jones can, why couldn't he?

Douche Mode is a good nickname.

rbnlaw said...

Bi-son, Bi-son, Bi-son.

rbnlaw said...

Thanks, Karina.
you were my muse.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, Kemp. Show the world why you should be batting higher than ninth.

karina said...

I'm watching Phillies-Red Sox on tv and J.D Drew got a HBP. Somehow, it made me feel better. I'd wish Jones receives the same treatment ASAP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KEMP!

rbnlaw said...

BISON MODE!!

Fred's Brim said...

yessir!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One center-fielder shows up another.

rbnlaw said...

Steve Lyons: prophet.

karina said...

Wow, Kemp's two run dinger!

rbnlaw said...

Way to best Douche Mode.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait...Wolf gets another ND! NOOOO!

rbnlaw said...

During the power delay, the last Dodgers highlight they showed was Joe Ferguson's home run against the A's in 1971.
Fergie was my favorite Dodger(s) of all time.

Fred's Brim said...

wow O with the vaccuum

karina said...

Honored to have served you as a muse, Rbnlaw.

Josh S. said...

Sometimes O-Dog plays first better than Loney does.

rbnlaw said...

"The blue glove is magical."
Nice.

rbnlaw said...

Belly is Torre's new Proctor, but with pitches.

Josh S. said...

I wasn't kidding about the naptime thing. I was out like the lights in Texas and woke up to see the obnoxious Jones home run.

Fred's Brim said...

Padres getting worked by the Angels tonight 9-1 in the ninth. they scored in every inning except the 4th (and 9th). Colorado going to the 9th with a lead, aiming at 10 straight wins

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly can actually pitch well. That's the key difference.

karina said...

Josh S: when you saw Douche Mode's HR, did you think you were into a nightmare?

rbnlaw said...

Gnats tied with the A's in the 6th.

Alireza said...

I was on a plane and am sorry I missed this. Sweet revenge by the Bison, but how come Douche Mode wasn't drilled immediately in the gut that made him oh-so-effective last year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly's in trouble.

Fred's Brim said...

damn a real hit this time. Blaylock coming up to PH

rbnlaw said...

Settle down, Belly. You're getting grounders.

Josh S. said...

Karina: Yep. And I was so disgusted that I left the room and ended up missing Bison's HR by 2 seconds. Not a good night for me.

karina said...

Belly knows how to pitch Andrus.

rbnlaw said...

I'm actually proud of Douche Mode.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Torre's got the hook for Belly. Tron's coming in.

rbnlaw said...

Belly out; Tron in.

Fred's Brim said...

why, Joe? what's the difference between Belli and Tron right now?

rbnlaw said...

I mean coming up with the name "Douche Mode," not the player.
He sucks, badly.

karina said...

You're right, Fred's Brim. However, in Texas coaching staff, they know winter baseball.

Steve Sax said...

I f'ing hate Andruw Jones.

But I like Matt Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jones is batting third, and Kemp is batting ninth. How is that possible?

rbnlaw said...

Strike Mookie Jr. out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron gets Blalock

rbnlaw said...

Or fly out.

Mr. Customer said...

Bullet dodged.

Fred's Brim said...

and that clears Blalock for the night, although i'd rather not face Vizquel in a tough situation. I thought we were done with him when he left the vaGiants

Josh S. said...

Another Namor pitcher on to weird me out.

Steve Sax said...

Hilarious banter from Collins and Psycho on the turkey leg.

Josh S. said...

O'Dog falls to O'Day...

Orel said...

"I'm watching Phillies-Red Sox on tv and J.D Drew got a HBP. Somehow, it made me feel better. I'd wish Jones receives the same treatment ASAP."

Karina, you are out for blood today!

Fred's Brim said...

not much doing vs O'Day

Fred's Brim said...

Jones is up third. If there are 2 outs, do we plunk him?

fanerman said...

Bison's home run looks like a thing of beauty. Just like his swing.

Josh S. said...

Oh Dre, you can't hit O'Day?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice throw by Raffy.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work Raffy - youve had trouble on those this season, but looked good on that one

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, no kerplunking Jones. Young singles.

Orel said...

It's tempting, that's for sure.

Josh S. said...

Striking him out looking would be almost as satisfying.

Alireza said...

The Angels broke out the whooping stick on the Padres and their "pitchability.". Hunter jacked 3 and they added 2 more.

It is a mutual admiration society by the real L.A. and the geographically disadvantaged red headed step children.

Skewer Douche Mode Charley and Rick!!

They pulled no punches there.

karina said...

Orel, that's a scary thought because after all, i went to Church, where i prayed a rosary, attended a Mass in honor to San Antonio, then walked with the procession.

Got home and started to have feelings of revenge. But can you blame me? J.D. Drew was the cause the Dodgers hired Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones, besides Jones' statements really pissed me off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rick and Charlie are really coming down hard on Jones. First, they were making snarks. Now they are tsk-tsk-ing him for blaming everyone but himself.

Orel said...

We never saw that kind of bat speed.

Orel said...

Levine & Suchon went off on Jones during the delay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fielder's Choice.

Orel said...

"Got home and started to have feelings of revenge. But can you blame me? J.D. Drew was the cause the Dodgers hired Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones, besides Jones' statements really pissed me off."

Of course, it just means you're human!

Josh S. said...

Tough play, but we'll take the out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I heard that. Suchon just said he is a moron. Flat-out said he's an idiot.

Orel said...

Aaugh, almost a DP.

Josh S. said...

WHAT??!!

Orel said...

Sorry, I was on TiVo delay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew, Matt Kemp saves himself.

Orel said...

Kemp grew wings!

Fred's Brim said...

holy crow, Matty! he looked like a WR on that one

karina said...

Why on Earth Jones steals second?

Josh S. said...

Bison with the save!

Man, Tron and Russ are going to take some serious ribbing in the clubhouse for letting Andruw steal on them. (More Tron's fault than Russell's, but still...)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BEARD MODE!

Josh S. said...

FACIAL HAIR!

Orel said...

Beard-off double!

Orel said...

"Why on Earth Jones steals second?"

They weren't holding him.

Orel said...

I hear a Dodgers chant!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney sacs Beard-Mode to third.

Fred's Brim said...

OK Mark - you know what to do. get him home

karina said...

You're right, Orel, They never thought he was going to steal.

karina said...

You're right, Orel, They never thought he was going to steal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that was one of the last things Loretta wanted to do.

fanerman said...

Bison Hops!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That double was a total waste.

Orel said...

Dammit. Well, we made contact.

karina said...

Karina, you are out for blood today!

At least not like this:

http://tinyurl.com/mdh75z

Nic j said...

Russ is starting to piss me off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How is the guy who's batting .245 ahead of the guy who's batting .309?

Josh S. said...

Go get 'em, new papa.

Your friend,
Soon-to-be new papa

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go Big Daddy!

Orel said...

Nice pull, Karina!

Really, Josh? Congrats!

Josh S. said...

Thanks, Orel!

He'll be here in late August.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Big Daddy does it!

Alireza said...

OX MODE''

Orel said...

That was huge, Broxton. Ends the game on a 97-mph heater.

Nic j said...

Hi fives everyone!

Delino DeShields said...

DODGERS WIN!
Three losses in a row ... that's for suckers.

Fred's Brim said...

yessir! i like wins like those
suck it, Androo!

karina said...

Dodgers win! it was like a fairy tale, with villain included, but i'll take it.

Many many congratulations, Josh S.

Thanks, Orel!

Neeebs said...

Yesterday is an OLD memory. Let's win tomorrow and take this series.

Steve Sax said...

Josh S, sorry this is so late but I loved "Namor pitcher".

Mr. Customer said...

Sax,

The man knows his audience.

Orel said...

200! Post-Game Thread is up!