Friday, June 19, 2009

Game 68 Thread: June 19 @ Angels, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 12 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 23-15

Chad Billingsley (9-3, 2.72) vs. Joe Saunders (7-4, 3.66).

COMMENTS:

Mitch Jones!
Mitch Jones!
Mitch Jones!
Mitch Jones!
Mitch Jones!

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

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rbnlaw said...

Hey everyone! Back from Veags with Mrs. Law. Funny thing about Vegas, it's hard to get a bar to show the game you want to see.
Oh well, the booze was free (as long as I was gambling, and as long as I was gambling, I was losing, so really, no free booze.

The Terry Fator show was really funny, but he never interrupted the show to give updates on the score of yesterday's game.

Orel said...

Welcome back, Rbnlaw. Next time, maybe try gambling near the sportsbook.

Orel said...

Pierre, LF
Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Blake, 3B
Ethier, RF
Kemp, CF
Loney, 1B
Martin, C
MITCH JONES!, DH
Billingsley, P

StolenMonkey86 said...

Let's go Crash! Er, Mitch!

Orel said...

A bit of gamesmanship before a pitch is thrown?

Nic j said...

That was a bs third strike.

Orel said...

Casey Blake thought so.

Orel said...

Are those the regular Angels' home uniforms?

Orel said...

Wide strike zone tonight, but at least both pitchers are getting it.

karina said...

Wonderful double play!

Orel said...

BEE-YOO-TI-FUL 5-3-6 DP!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Nic j said...

The angels have three different home unis. White, red, and they also wear vests.

My roomates an angel fan, I swear.

Orel said...

"We watched major-league players come up with a major-league play." —Vin

Orel said...

Surrrrre, Nic.

karina said...

Epale Orel and everyone!

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, a roommate? Angels fan? Ugh.

She had better be cute.

Orel said...

Saunders is dealing.

Orel said...

Maybe not! Kemps works the walk.

Orel said...

Ack, Kemp CS.

Orel said...

Betcha Loney doubles here now.

Orel said...

The Angels with a defensive gem of their own. Loney is sooooo slow.

Nic j said...

Its gonna be one of those games

Nic j said...

Haha it's not a girl. It's a guy. He is not a trader he has actually seen Nolan Ryan pitch. So I will tolerate it.

It's alot easier since the angels are having a bad year so far.

karina said...

King James is a giraffe, after all.

Nic j said...

Seems like there is alot of dodgers fans there.

Nic j said...

Damn

Nic j said...

Fear the bison

Orel said...

Fear the Bison gun!

karina said...

Respect Bison's arm!

Orel said...

Shoulda just plunked him instead.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo for the Angels. No good there

Orel said...

WEB GEM

karina said...

The BEARD!

karina said...

Blake, MVP?

karina said...

The defense of both teams has been exquisite. Now, if the Dodgers win...

Orel said...

Martin singles!

Orel said...

More web games than innings so far.

Orel said...

MITCH JONES!

karina said...

I want Jones to hit a HR tonight.

Alireza said...

ONE DROP MODE with the clean knock to center. That is the Russ we know and love.

And to join the band wagon...MITCH MODE.

Alireza said...

I want Russell Martin to hit a HR tonight.

Mitch now has an OBP of .666

Steve Sax said...

Oh sure, pluck Crash. Reeeeeal cool, Saunders.

karina said...

This is the kind of game kids playing in the little leagues should see.

Alireza said...

Now THAT was a good situation to bunt in.

Alireza said...

Here is a question. How does a LH pitcher known for his control plunk a RHB?

Alireza said...

With Furkey at the plate and Martin at 3B, why not SQUEEZE?

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Alireza said...

Hokie Mode in trouble.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Alireza, you think like good ol' beisbol caribe.

Alireza said...

If O-Dog can crank one out to center at Dodger Stadium, he can send one to the rocks in Anaheim.

Alireza said...

Ouch. Not a productive AB Orlando.

Erin said...

I really don't understand why guys swing at the first pitch when a pitcher is struggling. Make him throw a strike first!

Alireza said...

Lets see what Beard Mode and his 1.027 OPS against LHP does.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Raffy...ok, a walk. Rancho Ardiendo w/one out.

O-dog, as wild as Saunders has been, why did you swing on the first pitch?

Alireza said...

Erin - the book in Saunders is that he is big on throwing strike one. Swinging at it makes sense.

Erin said...

Most pitchers try to throw strike one. The point is, the bases are loaded, he just walked a guy, and he's thrown a lot of pitches in the inning. There is no harm in making him work for it.

See what Blake's doing here? Hudson could have done the same thing.

Alireza said...

Hokie in Trouble now.

Alireza said...

Well. That's one way to get a cheap RBI Beard.

Alireza said...

Erin - Blake got in an 0-2 hole and gutted that one out.

Alireza said...

Dre should have taken that pitch, even if it was a K.

Erin said...

I understand how Blake's at-bat was. All I'm saying is that Hudson should have made the guy work, whether Saunders like the first pitch strike or not. Hudson never even got the chance to "gut out" in his at-bat because he was too aggressive.

Alireza said...

I wish we could go POOF and trade Figgins for Pierre. I would even give Figgins Pierre's contract.

Erin said...

I would not be able to get over the way Figgins' first name is spelled. It drives me CRAZY.

Alireza said...

Erin - I agree that O-Dog should have probably taken there. The pitch was a strike, but it was a pitcher's strike and was the kind of pitch that you should only swing at if you have 2 strikes or your name is Vladimir Guerrero.

Alireza said...

Erin - LOL. Interestingly, it is part of his middle name.

Desmond DeChone Figgins.

All I know is that he is better at everything than Juan Pierre, who actually taught him how to hit left-handed.

karina said...

Orel, the other day you were asking for venezuelan expressions. A run scored, product of a walk, is known as "caballito". I believe it's widely used in the Caribbean countries.

Fred's Brim said...

christ i hate walks

Alireza said...

Figgy is in Chad's head.

Alireza said...

Wow. That wasn't pretty.

Erin said...

So Figgins and Pierre have something else in common: unusual middle names.

Pierre's is D'Vaughn.

Fred's Brim said...

little horse?

Alireza said...

Man Chad has filthy stuff. Gameday really separates the men from the Tomkos.

Alireza said...

Erin - That's about it. Unlike Pierre, Figgins can throw, hit with authority and take a walk.

Alireza said...

C'mon Chad. Hook him. No ill-placed fastballs to Hunter.

Alireza said...

Figgy just showed some respect for Loney's arm there.

karina said...

Exactly, Fred's Brim. I believe it is used because "caballito" might be putting someone on your shoulders, like grown ups do with kids.

Alireza said...

Woah Chad. A 69 MPH curve with a 17" break? You Zack Greinke now?

Alireza said...

Looks like Vlad won the battle with Chad.

Alireza said...

For an update, the Gints lead the Rangers 3-0

Fred's Brim said...

haha i like it - it's either that or Carlos Lee's son

Orel said...

Caballito, I like it! Remind me again of the terms for full count?

Orel said...

GEOFFREY BOMB

Erin said...

LONEY!!!!

Man, what a pretty swing that was.

karina said...

King James!!!!!!

Alireza said...

LONEY MODE

Steve Sax said...

FJL!!

Alireza said...

James Loney only hits homers off lefties.

Alireza said...

Damn. Russ just missed that one.

Alireza said...

Did Blake DeWitt teach the Beard how to play defense or something?

Fred's Brim said...

Geoffrey! he doesn't wanna grow up!

Alireza said...

Yeah, that is Mitch's MO.

Alireza said...

BTW, this is as good a game as any for Russ to break out. He owns Saunders.

Fred's Brim said...

no reason to throw strikes to Mitch right now

karina said...

Orel, there are several, most of them derived of the literal translation of the English expression: cuenta llena, cuenta maxima, en el hoyo (when referring to the pitcher)

Alireza said...

That 4th pitch was a strike.

Alireza said...

Chad better be careful here. A fastball down the pipe like he threw Izturis will get deposited by Napoli.

Alireza said...

Chad isn't doing his GB rate any favors tonight, but he is getting the job done.

Fred's Brim said...

Bills should think about trying first pitch strikes next inning

Orel said...

"Orel, there are several, most of them derived of the literal translation of the English expression: cuenta llena, cuenta maxima, en el hoyo (when referring to the pitcher)"

They all sound dirty.

Orel said...

The Dodgers have three walk-off caballitos this season.

Orel said...

Beast Mode is loose!

Orel said...

Holy smokes! Forkal HR!

Alireza said...

FURKEY MODE.

karina said...

Take that Saunders!

Alireza said...

Anyone notice the quiet .792 OPS Furkey is putting up in June?

karina said...

Hahahahaha, Orel.

Alireza said...

Yep. Hokie in trouble.

Fred's Brim said...

wow mlb.tv screwed me out of that one! attaboy Raffy!

Alireza said...

The Manager That Got Away With the Tragic Illness better have a talk with his Lefty.

jose said...

Watching the Angels feed is pretty funny - they keep trying to interview some radio host while the Dodgers get hit after hit.

Steve Sax said...

I thought I just saw 3-1 for the Giants, looking over the shoulder of my friend who is watching the game via mlbtv on his laptop.

I need to unplug my wireless router.

Fred's Brim said...

Roger Lodge on the Angels broadcast

Alireza said...

Who is on the Angels broadcast right now? Is it Physioc trying to homer away the inning?

Alireza said...

Fred's Brim - Anyone for a Blind Date?

Orel said...

It feels strange to have the lead at Angel Stadium.

Orel said...

Bison RBI here. Book it.

Orel said...

Unbook! Unbook!

Alireza said...

Here he is again.

Seriously, I wish the Dodgers had this guy.

Orel said...

Figgins is ungetouttable.

Steve Sax said...

Man, it is warm out tonight in the city.

I'm sure it's worse behind the orange curtain.

Alireza said...

Figgins is a menace when he is on. He is hitting .413 in June.

Orel said...

One Drop is heating up!

Fred's Brim said...

Russ!

Orel said...

The Dodgers are defensively on fire tonight. Offensively too (relatively)!

Alireza said...

ONE DROP MODE.

Russ, even struggling with the bat, is still the best defensive catcher in baseball.

Fred's Brim said...

and Raffy! he's been a lot better defensively lately
*knocks on wood*

Alireza said...

Book that last comment. Better than any Molina, better than Pudge, better than Mauer.

Alireza said...

Fred's Brim - Raffy's UZR-150 is 6.5. The big concern has been his O, not his D.

Then again, UZR ranks O-Dog rather poorly, which is garbage.

karina said...

Orel, i thought about you in the early morning today. I didn't sleep at all, because i went overboard with caffeine yesterday. The only thing that makes me sleep is watching tv, so i watched: About a boy, Love Actually and Bridget Jones, the edge of reason. I guess i had an OD of caffeine and Hugh Grant.

Bad news i'm not sleepy yet.

Alireza said...

I was at the game last year at the Ravine when Russ hit a homer off Saunders that sounded like it was shot out of a cannon. I would love to see that right now.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ with a nice rip there. straighten it out, kid!

Alireza said...

I am glad to see Russ out there swinging more. He will get out of this.

Alireza said...

Oh yeah. Mitch Jones is up again.

Alireza said...

And Mitch Jones strikes out again.

Fred's Brim said...

i think so too. he wont be a dead spot in the lineup for much longer

Alireza said...

Fred's Brim - It isn't like he hasn't had some offensive contribution. His OBP is still solid.

Steve Sax said...

With Furcal looking promising at the plate, all we have to do is channel for 55 now...

Alireza said...

Ladies and gentlemen, your AL MVP shall now strike out against your NL Cy Young winner.

Alireza said...

Sax - Lets hope Furkey doesn't start throwing like you.

Alireza said...

Unbook my last comment.

Fred's Brim said...

jeez Bills - over throw a little more, Russ is still able to catch those

Alireza said...

Vlad is due, so I hope he saves it for Weaver.

Alireza said...

Chad Billingsley owes a half run of ERA to Russell Martin.

Orel said...

"Orel, i thought about you in the early morning today."

Stop right there. You just made my day!

Alireza said...

Bills has no interest in throwing Vlad a fastball.

Alireza said...

I was right. So he hung him a curve.

Fred's Brim said...

nice Casey - that could have been so much worse

Orel said...

Full extension by Blake! Too bad he couldn't turn it into an out.

Alireza said...

Orel - I don't think DeWitt even turns that into an out.

Orel said...

Rivera is the tying run.

Alireza said...

Orel - To make it worse, Rivera has a .998 OPS in June.

Orel said...

"Orel - I don't think DeWitt even turns that into an out."

You're right, I'm being unappreciative.

Orel said...

phew

Alireza said...

4-6-3 would be nice here.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry about the dupe comments there. I'm experimenting with the time-space continuum tonight.

Orel, would you mind deleting for me?

1 out and Angels at the corners.

Alireza said...

Who would have thought you would see a game where Saunders has more Ks than Billingsley?

Alireza said...

I think the starters are done after this inning.

Orel said...

Ugh.

Orel said...

Tie game.

Fred's Brim said...

christ - too many stupid walks

Orel said...

To think that without all this great defense we would be losing.

Orel said...

Saunders over 100 pitches now. Let's get to him.

Steve Sax said...

Giants just went back up 5-4 on a Fred Lewis homer. Boo.

Fred's Brim said...

please no Bills this inning

Fred's Brim said...

ok good - cmon Brent - we need a good inning out of you

Delino DeShields said...

Aloha. The air is clean in Maui. The birds are chirping. I'm sunburned. And the Dodgers are coughing up leads.

Orel said...

Leach retires the pesky Figgins.

Orel said...

Maui! I'm jealous.

Steve Sax said...

Delino is in DeMaui? Wow. Jealous, as well!

Thanks for the cleanup on the dupe comments, Orel. Now my chase for 200 will be pure.

4-4 tie, one out in the bottom of the seventh, Leach pitching to Abreu with the count full.

Fred's Brim said...

that's the 6th walk tonight

Steve Sax said...

Mota is not good.

I know we were fooled the last couple of games.

But he is not good.

Steve Sax said...

Guillermo is going to give up a three-run home run to Vlad here.

Steve Sax said...

Ha, Angel Stadium has the beach ball plague too. Not just us!

Orel said...

VGDP!

Steve Sax said...

Abreu at second, Hunter at first.

Vlad GIDP!!!

Steve Sax said...

Orel, your feed is about 10 seconds ahead of mine

Orel said...

Mota is gooder than you think.

Steve Sax said...

or you are a faster typist

Steve Sax said...

MBRCS Commercial sighting!!!

karina said...

Fox announcer pronounces Loney as "Loony"

Orel said...

Kemp wisely decides not to try to stretch the single.

Steve Sax said...

base hit for Kemp. 1 out

Steve Sax said...

karina, still not sleepy in the eighth

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby Abreu looks like a wookie these days

Orel said...

"Fox announcer pronounces Loney as 'Loony' "

Such disrespect!

Orel said...

Nice steal, but Loony Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp steals, that's good.

Loney whiffs, that's bad.

Fred's Brim said...

Darren Oliver used to be so terrible.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Mitch!!!

Orel said...

Respect to Martin!

Fred's Brim said...

or Mark!

Orel said...

Torre vs. Scioscia

Steve Sax said...

here comes the chess game

loretta announced.
oliver out. speier in.

"What's next?"

Orel said...

Just inspire, Mark Loretta.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Loretta!!!

Steve Sax said...

Loretta BB

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Steve Sax said...

Speier vs. BEAST MODE

Steve Sax said...

200

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