Sunday, June 14, 2009

Game 64 Thread: June 14 @ Rangers, 12n

MANNYWATCH: 16 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 20-14

Chad Billingsley (8-3, 2.73) vs. Derek Holland (1-3, 6.54).

COMMENTS: Conditions are ripe for this to be a very good day for Los Angeles sports fans. This afternoon the Dodgers will try to build on yesterday's interleague success, sending their ace Billingsley for the series win against the rookie Holland, who has bounced back and forth between the Rangers' bullpen and rotation.

This evening the Lakers will go for the whole NBA Finals enchilada in Orlando. (We'll have a separate Game Thread for that.) So pick up some Chipotle to go, fire up a six-pack, plant yourself in front of the television and/or computer and get ready to comment all day. Your teams need you!

141 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While I fail to see the vid's relevance, I still like it. Especially for being at Dodger Sta-uh, I mean "Chavez Ravine".

Josh S. said...

I think the video has something to do with yesterday's ump's exaggerated strike calls. Am I right?

Josh S. said...

Ladies and gentlemen, BEAST MODE now officially has the 2nd best batting average in the National League and third best in the majors.

Damon said...

what a great movie

Josh S. said...

Oh wait, it's the song. Duh. I'll be in the corner.

Alex Cora said...

Love the movie. Where's OJ?

rbnlaw said...

Two things will make this a great day for us all:
1. A Dodger(s) win.
2. A golden sombrero for Douche Mode.
(if he's even in the line up today.)

rbnlaw said...

Re, the video; Was that Tom Paciorek letting the pop up drop after the pat down?
Arte Moreno must have seen Naked Gun and used it as the rationale for adding the geographically challenged prefix to the name of his franchise.

karina said...

There's a chance of trademark first inning runs.

Nic j said...

Man what is up with bills. He hasn't been himself for a few weeks.

Alex Cora said...

Listening to Steiner and monday at work. Ugh, already down 2-1.

karina said...

I really have a problem with Andruw Jones.

Alex Cora said...

And it appears Andruw has a problem with Mccourt.

Alex Cora said...

Brad Ausmus is gunning for Martin's job...

karina said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ausmus doubled and Pierre walked. No outs.

karina said...

Boo, runners at the corners, two outs, no runs scored yet. Beard Mode, you're our only hope.

Alex Cora said...

Hey, I leave and come back and Blake crushes it. Sweet.

Alex Cora said...

Dodgers are now at 62% to win according to ESPN.

Alex Cora said...

Help me Beard one - you're my only hope!

karina said...

They're going to win this one.

Alex Cora said...

123 for Bills.

Alex Cora said...

So Karina are you trumping ESPN prediction with a 100% LAD to win?

Alex Cora said...

Its at 67% right now BTW.

Alex Cora said...

Wow! Loney steals a base?!?!? What the heck?!?!? wonder who is faster Loney or Karros in his prime.

Josh S. said...

Loney ain't Slowney.

Alex Cora said...

Wow, Martin is really struggling.

karina said...

Down with ESPN! for example, King James stole a base, so who's more accurate, ESPN or me?

Josh S. said...

Martin has been unsuccessful with a full beard, a goatee, and clean shaven.

That means it's mustache time!

Penos Cabell said...

I think its time to dump the model girlfriend.

karina said...

Don't despair, it's Beast Mode time.

karina said...

Josh S, i love your fashion police approach to Russell Martin's slump.

PC: no girlfriend dumping. She's not responsible for his slump.

karina said...

Bills, we're up by two, why don't "accidentally" hit Jones?. Do it for your boss and fans, please?

Penos Cabell said...

BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Penos Cabell said...

Damn I hate you Andruw!

Mr. Customer said...

That's wrong in so many ways.

karina said...

Can't believe this. Home runs in consecutive days, douche.

Bills should have heard me.

Josh S. said...

OK, now we HAVE to plunk him next at bat.

karina said...

They should have plunked him yesterday, at the ribs, so he could rest today.

Penos Cabell said...

Web Gem

fanerman said...

UGH. Please stop FTOG. I hate him.

rbnlaw said...

Re, Douche Mode:
Andruw Jones delende est.

rbnlaw said...

Forkal not impressive.

Penos Cabell said...

Oh no.

rbnlaw said...

O-dog with the double. That's good.
He's hurting. That's bad.

Penos Cabell said...

Kinsler robs the beard.

karina said...

Fanerman, FTOG? what does it mean?

rbnlaw said...

Time for Dre to bust out. . .again.

rbnlaw said...

. . .or just dribble out.

Penos Cabell said...

Ethier legging one out.

rbnlaw said...

Bison Mode.

karina said...

A single here could be enough, go Bison!

Penos Cabell said...

Newark, Ohio. The second largest Newark after Newark, NJ.

rbnlaw said...

Newark trivia?

rbnlaw said...

swinging at ball 4.

Penos Cabell said...

lay off the breaking ball.!

Penos Cabell said...

Andrus thought they were sleeping.

Penos Cabell said...

1-2-3 inning for Bills.

Alex Cora said...

Seriously? I know I am late to the party, but Jones with another home run?!? Ugh. Bastard. Nail him.

Penos Cabell said...

Bills has to plunk Anduw. But I don't think Chad has it in him.

karina said...

If i was Mr. McCourt , i'd give a bonus to the pitcher who nails Jones.

Penos Cabell said...

Ausmus HBP.

karina said...

Furcal walks. Men at scoring position, 2 outs.

rbnlaw said...

Action pitch coming.

Penos Cabell said...

O-Dogg took a big rip.

rbnlaw said...

O-dog looks like he's swinging out of his shoes.

Penos Cabell said...

3 more lob.

rbnlaw said...

Put a damn bat on the ball.

Penos Cabell said...

Frustrating.

rbnlaw said...

CWS update:
N. Carolina and ASU tied at 1; top of the 9th.

rbnlaw said...

Douche Mode bats third in this inning. Will we get the plunking we all want to see?

Penos Cabell said...

Seattle 1 -Colorado 7 in the 6th.

Rockies trying to win 10 in a row.

rbnlaw said...

Colorado, like the Pods, winning streaks on a treadmill.

rbnlaw said...

Plunk him, plunk him, plunk him.

Penos Cabell said...

Throw a fastball at his ribs Chad!!

Penos Cabell said...

Chad is serving today.

rbnlaw said...

I'll take the out.

rbnlaw said...

I've noticed they love brick in Texas. Lots of houses and offices with brick facade.

"I love lamp."
"Are you just saying that, Brick, or do you really love the lamp?"
"I love lamp."

rbnlaw said...

Beard Mode with the 2-bagger

Penos Cabell said...

The Beard, a double down the line.

An insurance run or two would be nice.

fanerman said...

FTOG is OUT!

rbnlaw said...

I hear "Let's go Dodgers" in the park.

karina said...

Agreed. Too many LOB for my taste. However, the Dodgers bullpen is performing brilliantly.

Penos Cabell said...

What a terrible AB for Andre.

rbnlaw said...

Guardado is barely missing.

karina said...

Thanks, Fanerman.

King James, as the RBI leader on this team, you should deliver.

Penos Cabell said...

Loney fouling every pitch

Alex Cora said...

I vote for no more LOB!

Penos Cabell said...

Loney knocks in Blake.

Kemp, some more bad base running.

Penos Cabell said...

Matt Kemp needs to become a better baserunner.

Penos Cabell said...

Kemp would have scored on Martin's basehit.

rbnlaw said...

Nice hit, nice running and Kemp sco..oh wait.

Penos Cabell said...

Leave in Everyday Eddie!

rbnlaw said...

We just adopted a dust mop here at rbn central.
Some call it a dog.

rbnlaw said...

Darren O'Day and the Knights.

rbnlaw said...

Give Ausmus the job.

rbnlaw said...

Beast Mode Time.
Let's pile on.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp, another baserunning gaffe...

5-3 Dodgers. And kemp would have scored later had he not been nailed

rbnlaw said...

Pretty good GBA from the sisters.

Penos Cabell said...

Chad Billingsley's pitch count -82

Steve Sax said...

Hollywood Blvd traffic is brutal today.

Giants up6-1 over A's, COL won

Penos Cabell said...

100

Penos Cabell said...

10 in a row for the Rox.

karina said...

What breed, Rbnlaw?

rbnlaw said...

Shih-tzu. So far, it's quiet.

Penos Cabell said...

DP

rbnlaw said...

4-6-3 DP

rbnlaw said...

O-Dog runs down the pop-up for the 3rd out.
Time for the MBRCS dance.

Alireza said...

When is Chad going to get the message that he needs to give Jones a rib shot?

Alex Cora said...

Stiener was yelling that O dogg made a great catch, made it sound like he caught it behind his back. Did it look that good?

Alex Cora said...

According to ptichtrak, the 2nd pitch was a called strike but really outside the strike zone, but the ball was in the strike zone, what the heck?

Alex Cora said...

We gonna let Chad finish this up?

Josh S. said...

Chad goes into the 8th!

Josh S. said...

Alas, not today.

Penos Cabell said...

Good outting by Bills. I would love to see him pitch a complete game one of these days.

Penos Cabell said...

Tron.

Penos Cabell said...

Tron.

karina said...

This was a great outing by Bills.

Penos Cabell said...

Ausmus nails Salty.

Steve Sax said...

Too many letters for that catcher to steal a base. One out!

Josh S. said...

Take a seat, Saltymacaroni!

Penos Cabell said...

Tron with the beautiful curve!

Penos Cabell said...

Good inning for Tron.

rbnlaw said...

I like our chances with a lead going into the 8th these days.

Josh S. said...

Tron ate a heaping bowl of awesome sauce in the offseason. I like it!

karina said...

Ausmus gets Saltalamacchia!

rbnlaw said...

Not a good day for dre.

Steve Sax said...

Brox warming up

rbnlaw said...

Off to a graduation party.
Switching to Steiner.

Steve Sax said...

Steiner and Monday are cracking each other up here. And one of them laughs like scooby doo.

Nims said...

Time for the proud new father to come in and get a save.

Josh S. said...

Wuh-oh.

Josh S. said...

If Brox gets a DP here, do we finally get our plunking?

Josh S. said...

Gas this mofo, big man.

Josh S. said...

THAT'S the Andruw we know. Love it!

Nims said...

That's more like the Andruw Jones we know. Grab some pine, jerk.

Josh S. said...

Beautiful!!!

Penos Cabell said...

Brox shutting it down.

Alex Cora said...

Thanks Texas! See yall! Go Blue!!!! (oh by bye andruw - we are a pretty good team without you, huh?)

Penos Cabell said...

Now it's Laker time.

Alireza said...

The Ox just got a lot scarrier for the competition, because he seems to have now developed a curve to compliment the slider and heater.

Steve Sax said...

I think Orel, the SoSG Webmeister, might have a Lakers GameThread up soon...