Thursday, June 18, 2009

Game 67 Thread: June 18 vs. A's, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 13 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 22-15

Randy Wolf (3-2, 3.41) vs. Vin Mazzaro (2-1, 1.37).

COMMENTS: The A's youth parade continues. Tuesday they started 25-year-old Dallas Braden and last night the Dodgers lost to 21-year-old Trevor Cahill. Tonight it's another rookie, the 22-year-old Mazzaro, who has been in the majors all of 17 days. Still he's been impressive over three starts.

In his last start, Wolf suffered from a case of voltus interruptus, ending up with his ninth no-decision of the season. The Dodgers' medical staff is trying to figure out if Wolf is also suffering from another malady: whooping cough. Get that man some Tussin!

145 comments:

Orel said...

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

fanerman said...

Kemp to 6!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney batting seventh? Let's see how that works.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess that's where he has to bat, since Kemp, Beard, and Ethier are all hitting well. The only other option would be moving Furcal back, but he seems to be getting better.

Dusto Magnifico said...

Furcal and Martin really should be batting 7th and 8th. I wonder whats going to happen when Manny comes back?

As I recall Martin cut his teeth in the 8th hole in 06. Maybe he can relax and find his stroke there again this year. MSTI says his bat speed is slower this year and that is to blame... sounds reasonable.

He also seems to be less agresive with his swings and at bats. I hate to think that steroids were a part of his game, but the way he has fallen off the planet, mixed with his sluggish play... God I hope not!

fanerman said...

Thanks to the times, the knee jerk reaction is to assume that any player that had a huge drop-off in performance is to blame steroids. Let's give Russ the benefit of the doubt! He could just be having a Mike Lowell-esque off year.

Steve Sax said...

Monday says this is the 9th starter the a's have used this year.

Anyone know how many the dodgers have used? I count at least 8.

Andrew said...

Kuroda, Stults, McDonald, Kershaw, Milton, Billingsley, Weaver, Wolf...I think that is all.

Orel said...

Eight is correct.

Andrew said...

Sweet...did that off the top of my head!

Orel said...

Let's see if we can get Kennedy this time.

Orel said...

Nope.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a strike.

Orel said...

Nice, DP cleans up the mess.

Orel said...

K's Cust. Good inning.

Orel said...

Mazzaro must have a date after the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This does not have the makings of a strong offensive game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's no way this guy can keep throwing smoke the way he is.

Orel said...

That was fast.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In three starts, the most Mazzaro has struck out is four guys. He's already half-way there.

Fred's Brim said...

grape drink!

Fred's Brim said...

lets get an early lead and let Randy cruise

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf with the nice pickoff to get Cabrera.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard with the leadoff single.

Andrew said...

Time for Kemp to pay dividends!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier keeps the gravy-train running.

Andrew said...

I guess the power of the six spot is to ground out to second a la Loney.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Kemp moved the runners over.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're gonna IBB Loney. That leaves it up to Russ.

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is gonna be a blown opportunity.

Orel said...

That squib shot was Martinesque.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So if no one scores, who do we blame?

Alireza said...

Reporting life from lower reserve section 52.

Russ got robbed.

Orel said...

Dammit. Another bases-loaded opportunity wasted.

Fred's Brim said...

fark
we gotta break through at some point

Orel said...

Alireza, was there any kind of Lakers ceremony?

Mr. Customer said...

MLASF,

Pedro Feliz. Always Pedro Feliz.

Nic j said...

Russel is just having a really bad year. Poor guy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Like with many of my problems, including the wave, I blame Oakland.

Nic j said...

I can't remember the last time Russ hit a ball to the right side of the field.

Alireza said...

Live even.

Orel - Not sure. I was buying one of the new Brooklyn Dodger pizzas.

I have the sun in my face, but 9 bucks is hard to beat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf's gotta cut back on the walks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't wait to see "Eesheero"

Fred's Brim said...

Randy he's a lefty - why do you pitch him that way?

Alireza said...

That was a pretty catch by the Bison.

MLSF is right about the walks.

Orel said...

Wolf not with the greatest control tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And that's why you don't walk a guy with two outs

(arm falls off)

Mr. Customer said...

Effing walks...

Orel said...

Ugh. Let's see if we can limit the damage.

Nic j said...

Playing from behind again....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like how Vin says Pierre's cut-off was nice. I don't think it really even mattered, unless it kept Suzuki from getting a triple.

Alireza said...

Is it me, or has Juan Pierre's arm upgraded from noodle status?

Orel said...

Wolf is falling behind more than a one-legged marathon runner.

Orel said...

It might be you, Alireza.

Alireza said...

Is it me, or has Juan Pierre's arm upgraded from noodle status?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf limits the damage.

Orel said...

Nice, Randy. Down one we can deal with.

Fred's Brim said...

top o the lineup up, time to get it cranked up

Nic j said...

maybe from angel hair to spaghetti.

Alireza said...

I keep wondering when Cust will drop a throw from the ballboy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So it will be Furcal and O-Dog with one out. Yes, I am that cynical.

Nic j said...

Counting the days till Pierre rides the bench.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wish the Dodgers had a kid like Mazzaro who would pitch inside.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog launches one! Tie game!

Orel said...

Whoa-Dog!

Nic j said...

O dog hit one out of the bark. Woof!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog must want to get rid of prostate cancer. Let's hope Ethier, Blake, Kemp, and Loney do too.

Orel said...

Orlando reached out and got that.

Orel said...

Bad dog, Nic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn beachballs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That looked like a ball.

Nic j said...

Sorry, Orel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Holliday.

Orel said...

Aflac: Which pitcher earned the only win for Oakland in the 1988 World Series vs the Dodgers?

Nic j said...

On my way home I passed giambi way. I forgot he has a street named after him where I live.

Orel said...

Nic, you're in Oakland?

Orel said...

A pretty dumb question, in retrospect.

Orel said...

Nice snag by Ethier! Smart tag-up by Holliday.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf gets out of trouble.

Orel said...

Nice short-hop by Blake. No further damage.

Nic j said...

No west Covina. It's right next to the Corey Lidle memorial little league fields.

Orel said...

Aflac: Rick Honeycutt!

Orel said...

Gotcha, Nic.

Orel said...

bouncer
bouncer
bouncer

Nic j said...

way to make the pitcher work guys

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two more foul bunts.

Erin said...

Anyone going to the games on June 27-29? I'll be at all three.

Orel said...

No plans Erin, but I'll be back in the press box on July 1.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Russ gets a hit! An infield single, but still.

Orel said...

Cabrera with the Furcal-esque double-clutch! Martin gets a hit!

Orel said...

Great writeup re: Torre, Erin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre gets Russ home, but Juan is out at second. Wolf can get the win!

Orel said...

Wolf only at 77 pitches?

Orel said...

Two on, one out, Wade warming up.

Orel said...

Wolf escapes via the DP! Nicely started on a short-hop by Blake!

Erin said...

Thanks for the compliment, Orel.

Orel said...

Wolf out after 87 pitches over six innings.

Orel said...

Those were smart questions to Torre. I just kept thinking, "Don't say anything stupid."

Orel said...

Wade plunks the king.

Orel said...

ANOTHER ND FOR WOLF
D'OH

Nic j said...

Pierre is a god damn moron.

Orel said...

Guess that's Furcal's fault for telling Pierre to throw to second, allowing Davis to score from first (!).

Nic j said...

Man. I am not looking forward to the angels series this weekend.

Steve Sax said...

Somebody wipe that smile off of Davis, please.

10th ND for Wolf. Man, he must be hungry.

Orel said...

Leach induces the inning-ending DP. Let's untie this tie.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wolf: King of ND's

Orel said...

Marisa Tomei?

Orel said...

"Man. I am not looking forward to the angels series this weekend."

Likewise.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that was one of the best GBAs I've heard. Solid 8.

Nic j said...

One pitch? You gotta be kidding me

Orel said...

Loney double!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney with a G-R double!

Orel said...

Hungry Hungry Tarp Roller

Orel said...

Way to work the walk, Russell!

Nic j said...

At least he can still draw a walk.

Orel said...

Just a dunker here, Loretta.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta sends Loney home!

Orel said...

That'll do!

Orel said...

Very nice cutoff by the A's there.

Steve Sax said...

If they hadn't have cut that throw off, Loney would have been nailed at home

Nic j said...

Russ did a good job. Loney would have been out at the plate. Although I'm not too sure if that was his intent.

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

glad to finally "watch" the game and Dodgers winning.

Nic j said...

July 3rd is coming closer Pierre

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Orel said...

Broxton is still unavailable. Troncoso is the closer tonight.

Orel said...

Nice 1-2-3 by Belisario.

karina said...

Very nice, Belisario. An insurance run would be nice, dudes.

Nic j said...

We don't do that whole hit and run thing very well do we.

Josh S. said...

Nic, we were doing hit and runs pretty well in April.

karina said...

Let's get the Beard into the All-Star game.

Nic j said...

April seems like it was a season ago.

Orel said...

Huh, Belisario stays in.

Orel said...

One pitch, one out. Giambi retired. Phew.

karina said...

Belisario closing? so i guess they are resting Troncoso for the upcoming Angels series.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog just couldn't get it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Torre's got the hook for Belly.

Orel said...

Almost another great grab by O-Dog.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron gets the DP! That's the ball game!

Orel said...

DP mode!

karina said...

Rubber match for the Dodgers!.

Fred's Brim said...

great win - that's gotta make Tron feel better after Tuesday

Neeebs said...

Another series win!

Why the light commentary today/tonight?

Orel said...

PGT is up!

Steve Sax said...

nailbiter of a win for the Dodgers!