Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Game 66 Thread: June 17 vs. A's, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 14 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 22-14

Police officers honored before last night's game.


Nomar, Dad.


Fan fave Mitch Jones.

Hiroki Kuroda (1-2, 2.86) vs. Trevor Cahill (3-5, 4.17).

COMMENTS: The A's run out another young hotshot pitcher in the 21-year-old rookie Cahill, while Kuroda looks for his first post-Opening Day win. If the Dodgers win 5-4 tonight, expect True Blue LA to be all over it. And Erin at Robots Took My Medicine is promising us "a big surprise" this evening. Can't wait to see what it is!

photos by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

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Orel said...

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

Neeebs said...

Just scored tix to the game, field box, 3d base side.

Anyone else going?

Erin said...

Well, Neeebs, I'm there, but my seat is kind of far from yours. Bet I can see you from my spot, though. My fiancé is in the front row in section 51, which is the section just on the fair side of the foul pole. She promises to catch a Matt Kemp home run tonight.

Man, I have had a jam-packed two and a half hours. I'm off to go write about it some more.

Andrew said...

You know, I have a hunch Kemp's numbers would be even more awesome...if you know...he hit where Loney hit.

Andrew said...

And I may say this every game he hits there, it tilts me that much.

Alex Cora said...

Erin! Great to see you back in LA. Look forward to your reports. Have fun!

Booger said...

Jack n the box is hilarious, they just keep beating the whole midget thing to the ground.

i know we were joking about the whole David Eckstein in the last commercial, but one of the guys in the new commercial really does look like him.

Orel said...

Torre has said one of the reasons he moves Kemp around is that Kemp is the kind of player who doesn't care where he hits in the lineup.

Orel said...

Russell enters the field with verve!

Orel said...

What is it with Adam Kennedy and leadoff hits?

Orel said...

In trouble already. WP moves Kennedy to third.

Orel said...

I think that's Jane Seymour in the pink sweater behind home plate.

Erin said...

Jane Seymour is often there. I can confirm that it certainly looks like the top of her head.

Mary Hart also sits in that same seat a lot.

Orel said...

Holliday RBI. 1-0 A's, two out.

Orel said...

"This seat reserved for babes of the 80's."

Orel said...

"Erin's Stadium Adventure," or "How I Learned to Stop Gawking and Love Juan Pierre" (Robots Took My Medicine)

Orel said...

Did Vin just say "1988 champion Oakland A's?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cahill walks the bases loaded. Ethier must make him pay now.

Orel said...

Cahill has walked the bases loaded with two out.

Orel said...

DON'T SWING

Orel said...

CONTINUE NOT SWINGING

Orel said...

ONE MORE NON-SWING

Alireza said...

Cahill is catching Steve Blass syndrome at the right time for us.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn called-strike.

Alireza said...

Damn it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NO! DAMN YOU EBAY!

Orel said...

Andre couldn't resist swinging. One inning, 3 LOB.

Alireza said...

Dre must have just missed that one.

Orel said...

29 pitches for Cahill.

Orel said...

He popped it up a mile.

Orel said...

Nice catch by Loney!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, Vinny was trapped in a fire? When the hell did that happen?

Orel said...

He did not elaborate.

Orel said...

Beautiful opposite-field single by Kemp.

Erin said...

Steve Lyons just winked at me in the media dining room. I'm not even joking.

Erin said...

And that opposite field single looked very familiar.

Orel said...

SB! Matt Kemp does it all!

Orel said...

"He brings an awful lot to the dance." —Vin

Orel said...

"Steve Lyons just winked at me in the media dining room. I'm not even joking."

He didn't get the scouting report!

Erin said...

Seems like all Russell Martin does any more is ground out to third.

Erin said...

Ha! Nice one, Orel.

Orel said...

Ugh, Martin still punchless.

karina said...

Hahahahahaha, Orel.

I was about to say maybe you have an aura of charisma tonight, Erin.

fanerman said...

Bison Speed!

Erin said...

It's the Gucci bandana I'm wearing. Josh Rawitch said he didn't recognize me.

Orel said...

Kemp and Pierre must have made a bet tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit, the Dodgers aren't getting any breaks.

Orel said...

Kemp shouldn't have broken!

Alireza said...

Damn

Erin said...

Seems like he decided he was going on contact, then he hesitated and must have figured he'd be thrown out at third if he went back. But he had a chance to go back, I think. Tough break for our guys, though.

karina said...

Beast, get Bison home!

Orel said...

If the final score is 1-0, I will scream.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nothing doing.

Orel said...

Pierre showing more power than Martin!

fanerman said...

He looked safe...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boston in the middle of a blizzard has more power than Martin

Orel said...

Nice, MLASF.

Orel said...

Interesting choice of city, too.

Orel said...

It means "king" in Sanskrit!

Erin said...

Rajai Davis?!!??? Seriously?

Orel said...

Damn. We get two men to third and we're losing 2-0. What's up with that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I chose Boston because the New England area is frequently subjected to severe snow-storms.

Erin said...

Press box announcement says that was Cahill's first major league hit. Of course it was.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Even the pitcher gets in on the action.

Orel said...

Cahill threads one between a diving Loney and a diving Hudson. Nothing is going our way tonight. We need to change our mojo!

Orel said...

I thought maybe it was a veiled knock at the Celtics.

karina said...

Former Leones de Caracas players, as Rajai Davis, always find a way to be annoying.

Orel said...

Any former Aguilas tonight, Karina?

Orel said...

Erin has updated her "Stadium Adventure" with Part Three.

fanerman said...

Hiroki doesn't look so hot today.

Orel said...

Wow. That was crushed. Kuroda doesn't have it tonight.

Alireza said...

Oh damn it. How come each of my posts has to be that at this point?

Orel said...

That was a muscle-y HR.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is getting ugly.

Alireza said...

Hiro's fastball is getting up there but he doesn't seem to have his location.

karina said...

No, Orel. Next series against Rockies.The star of the team, if he doesn't get demoted to Triple A.

Orel said...

The Rockies need all the help they can get. Even with that win streak.

karina said...

They can overcome the difference, all right?

Fred's Brim said...

stupid white spikes

Orel said...

If we come back tonight...that would be great. (Don't want to jinx anything.)

Erin said...

This pitcher doesn't have anything spectacular. We should not be looking at a shutout right now.

Orel said...

Cahill has settled down. Do we have to wait for the bullpen again?

Erin said...

You talking about Torrealba, Karina?

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is having a tough night

Fred's Brim said...

he looks tough to me - lots of movement on those picthes, and the ump is giving him a lot

Orel said...

Aflac: 3 of the 4 all-time leading HR hitters for the LA Dodgers finished their careers with the A's. Who are they?

karina said...

No, Erin. He's a young player named Carlos Gonzalez. Torrealba plays for Bravos de Margarita.

Erin said...

It doesn't look like much from my view, but he looks like a Cy Young winner compared to Kuroda tonight.

The Dodgers blew their early chances, and it looks like they'll be regretting that.

Orel said...

Jack Cust, meet Josh Hamilton.

Orel said...

I'm just hoping we don't get shut out. A meaningless solo homer for Martin late in the game might be enough to get him started.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One is Karros

Fred's Brim said...

that's a good inning. time to start taking some more pitches. I dont know if he can throw 3 strikes in 6 pitches to a batter

Fred's Brim said...

Piazza is another

Orel said...

Aflac answer: Karros, Cey, Piazza

Nic j said...

this game is a little better to watch last nights. at least we have had some base runners early.

Fred's Brim said...

take
picthes

Nic j said...

piazza isnt leading, he is 8th on the list, dont they mean top four?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cey and Karros had the exact same careers: first Dodgers, then Cubs, and finally the A's.

Nic j said...

do the dodgers go up to the plate with an objective, it seems like they are lost out there sometimes.

Fred's Brim said...

take strike one, swing and foul off strike two, ground out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit

Fred's Brim said...

how is the weather there tonight? is it warm? balls seem to be really flying

fanerman said...

Nic j, based on the results thus far into the season, it seems like they have more of an objective than any other team in baseball.

Give them a break.

Orel said...

Sweeeeet by Hudson.

Fred's Brim said...

man that's a good play by orlando

Orel said...

"piazza isnt leading, he is 8th on the list, dont they mean top four?"

Not franchise, but L.A. history?

Orel said...

Good inning by Kuroda. Let's manufacture some runs now.

Fred's Brim said...

lets cut the lead in half this inning

Erin said...

It's not particularly warm. Comfortable, but on the cool side. I'm wearing a jacket, but I'm also a bit of a crybaby when it comes to these things.

fanerman said...

BEAST MODE!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I won't cheer unless he scores.

Erin said...

Man, the crowd was waiting for something to cheer for. They went absolutely INSANE on that bobble that got Furcal on base. And I'm not allowed to join in.

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is terrible - pitch 1 was a strike

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is a terrible fielding infield the A's have.

Orel said...

Small price to pay, Erin.

Erin said...

That 2-1 pitch was absolutely a ball, but now the count is 2-2. I'm agreeing with you on the ump.

Erin said...

Okay, there goes the shutout. Awesome!

Orel said...

RUN

fanerman said...

You can cheer now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The O-Dog comes through! Now I can cheer!

Alireza said...

O-Mode

Orel said...

Where did Jane Seymour go?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, one run isn't too bad.

Orel said...

Shoot. Another man stranded at third.

Alireza said...

Damn it Geoffrey Mode

Fred's Brim said...

the seal is broken though. keep them at four and we have a good chance of catching up

Erin said...

Jane Seymour is still there, but she moved over so that she's behind the ads behind home plate. And on second glance, I believe she is wearing something orange, not pink.

Erin said...

I really hate the shift.

Orel said...

Cust defeats the shift!

Alireza said...

Wow. Cust did something other than a homer, walk or strikeout.

fanerman said...

That was a good bunt...

Orel said...

Ah yes, I see Jane. All is well.

Alireza said...

Blake DeWitt probably makes that play.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We can't let Ryan Howard learn of this.

Alireza said...

MLSF - Or Adrian Gonzalez

Orel said...

I don't think Jason Jomby is going to bunt.

Alireza said...

Don't worry about Holliday stealing Hiro, he is an A now.

Alireza said...

Orel - The way Vinny is saying his name is actually more accurate.

karina said...

Or Adam Dunn.

Orel said...

Prego!

karina said...

I sense someone has a crush on the beautiful Jane Seymour.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jane Seymour is an attractive woman.

Erin said...

Orel, I think Sax accidentally emailed me earlier. I got a blank email from a person I suspect is him, in reply to the email I sent you earlier. I'm just letting you know, so you can pass it on to him and tell him to quit teasing me by not saying anything when he writes.

fanerman said...

It's kind of salmon colored.

Alireza said...

Si Signore Orel.

And yes MLSF, even at 58, Jane Seymour is a beautiful woman. She is a big reason "Live and Let Die" is my favorite Bond film.

fanerman said...

Jane Seymour was pretty hot in her prime, and she's aged quite gracefully.

Orel said...

From the SoSG account, Erin?

Erin said...

I just wrote this in my post, but I'm putting it here, too:

Call me a party pooper, but I hate the wave. I especially hate the wave when we're losing. And I really hate the wave when we're losing and the other team is batting. Maddening. Quit it, people.

Erin said...

Nope, Orel. It appears to be a personal account, sent from his phone.

fanerman said...

Jane Seymour participated in The Wave. Heh.

Orel said...

Another yoga-lovin' catcher!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Erin, you have come to the right place. We all hate the wave.

Orel said...

"Call me a party pooper, but I hate the wave. I especially hate the wave when we're losing. And I really hate the wave when we're losing and the other team is batting. Maddening. Quit it, people."

AMEN

Orel said...

I'll let him know, Erin.

Alireza said...

As I make the note about the A's and the stolen base, Holliday steals one.

Orel said...

Only his seventh attempt.

karina said...

Waves shouldn't be allowed when the home team is losing, besides they're distracting.

Orel said...

Nice save by Loney.

Orel said...

Should Furcal have gone to third?

Alireza said...

Come on Hiro. This is the worst offensive team in baseball. Dispatch them.

Erin said...

Orel, I honestly wasn't watching Holliday, so I don't know if Furcal had a play there or not.

Alireza said...

Please tell me Russ saved that.

Erin said...

Oh my lord. 5-1 looks so much worse than 4-1. Damn it.

Orel said...

Dammit. 5-1 A's. Feels out of reach now.

Orel said...

Russ did save that.

Alireza said...

Yet again I say...Damn In.

Alireza said...

Damn it even.

Fred's Brim said...

cant seem to finish off these batters

Alireza said...

Hiro's not actually pitching that badly (other than the gopher balls). They are reaching on him.

Orel said...

Erin's Adventure, Parts V-VI

karina said...

It's not out of reach yet. Hope, optimism, people!

Orel said...

Got out of it.

Alireza said...

Thank goodness Hanahan sucks.

Alireza said...

Beard Mode starts the rally.

Alireza said...

Man. Cabrera seems to have forgotten that he has 2 Gold Gloves.

Erin said...

Okay. Now we're cooking with gas.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier keeps things going.

Orel said...

Hey, a rally!

Alireza said...

NO PHOTO MODE

Alireza said...

Let's see Bison Mode go Earl Weaver on the A's.

Erin said...

Back to a three-run deficit.

Orel said...

Not bad, Kemp. 5-2 A's.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for Kemp!

Erin said...

Come on, Martin. This would be the best time ever for your first homer.

Alireza said...

Grass Fed Bison.

fanerman said...

Productive out, I guess. 3 runs. Come on Russ!

Orel said...

Cahill has passed the 100-pitch mark.

Alireza said...

Now would be a good time to show Marikym that you can hit home runs Russ.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin should just work a walk.

Alireza said...

Wow. That was a questionable strike.

Orel said...

Martin's swing seems really long.

Erin said...

We have a lefty warming in the pen. I guess it must be Leach.

Orel said...

Consider that walk worked!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin walks. Loretta will pinch-hit.

Alireza said...

At your command MLSF.

Bring in Mitch Jones for Hiroki!

Alireza said...

I would love to see Jones here in this situation. Loretta has no power and more of a chance to GIDP, while Jones will either K or hit it to Glendale.

karina said...

Loretta, a walk will do. Be patient, no DP here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would prefer Mitch in this situation rather than Loretta. Loretta has only one hit the entire month.

Erin said...

I'm having faith in Loretta.

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