Saturday, June 20, 2009

Game 69 Thread: June 20 @ Angels, 6p

MANNYWATCH: 11 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 23-16

Old Dodger Weaver (3-1, 3.72) vs. Young Angel Weaver (7-2, 2.08).

COMMENTS: What's the big deal here? I've pitched against my brother at least a hundred times before. He's got a mean splitter and fastball, and was never afraid to come inside with the chin music. I relied on changing speeds often to keep my opponents off-balance. I think I won more often than not, but unforunately, there was no way to keep lifetime head-to-head records on RBI Baseball, so I don't have the stats.

Meanwhile, everyone is making a hullabaloo about the first career Weaver matchup, the eighth time in Major League history that brothers have gone head-to-head. Shaggy vs. the Subway-named guy. Complacent looks of stoic expression are certain to abound!

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NicJ said...

(whisper)

stuck at a wedding. Will have to make use of the video feed on my iPhone.

Go dodgers.

Orel said...

Nic, taking one for the team!

Alex Cora said...

Nic: I picture those ESPN commercials where you are interviewed like a post game after the wedding.

berkowit28 said...

The two Weavers both wear #36, according to Gameday. Maybe that's a first.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I thought one was 63, and the other was 36.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nope, my bad. Both are 36.

Orel said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Even the Angels guys are shocked Matt Kemp is batting ninth.

Orel said...

Why are you listening to the Angels guys?

Orel said...

Check out the main page to see how the Weaver parents are dealing with this game, fashion-wise.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Because I don't get FSN. It's a long story, one that involves howler monkeys, Red Buttons, and a pink toilet.

Orel said...

Hmmm, I hope this first inning isn't a microcosm of the game.

Orel said...

Because of the GF?

Orel said...

Jered > Jeff

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crapola.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jeff sucks.

Orel said...

Nice throw. We're going to need plays like that tonight.

Orel said...

It would have helped Abreu if he hadn't started his slide ten feet away from the bag.

Unknown said...

Jered is better than Jeff but Russ is better than the league at throwing people out.

karina said...

What happened to Abreu?

Unknown said...

That one was on Jeff. Russ almost had Vladdy, despite Weaver being an idiot.

Orel said...

Let's hope Vlad's SB is only an insult.

Unknown said...

Karina - Russell Martin happenned to him.

Erin said...

Well, it could have been worse.

Orel said...

That was cheap enough.

Orel said...

Karina, your son caught Abreu trying to steal. Perfect throw.

Unknown said...

I have it on Channel 13 for the picture and KABC for Vinny. After the third, I'll switch to the Angel homers.

Orel said...

18 pitches for Jeff.

Erin said...

You know, I can tolerate a lot of baseball announcers, and I know I might be biased because I hate the Angels, but I find their announcers to be completely insufferable.

Unknown said...

We really do have the wrong Weaver. Jered is a f'ing stud.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Angels guys have an orgasm every time a run scores.

Fred's Brim said...

watching Beerfest on Comedy Central - I think the Rally Monkey is in it - he's drinking beer at the beerfest competition at the end. i hope it means he'll be passed out by the 6th

Orel said...

Hey look, a Dodger working the count!

Orel said...

Loney made good contact, but that's all.

Unknown said...

Geoffrey is really a better high ball hitter than anything.

Orel said...

"The Angels guys have an orgasm every time a run scores."

They must be a happy couple.

Orel said...

If this is a progression, we should hit three HRs in the third inning.

Erin said...

They had to switch from the regular center field camera because it was doing something really weird.

Wow, what a great inning, guys.

Unknown said...

Terry Smith's home run call is one of the most annoying in the game.

Torii just played the Matt Kemp game there for a second.

Unknown said...

Speaking of Bisons, why the hell is the Dodger's best overall hitter so far this season hitting in the 9 hole?

Unknown said...

On Loney's AB - Anaheim might be the hardest place to hit a homer at night in baseball.

NicJ said...

Looks like it's gonna be a long night.

Erin said...

I would feel so much better about this game right now if the Dodgers had just friggin' held on to the lead (any lead at all) last night.

Unknown said...

After that picture of the Weaver parents, I see where the Weaver brothers get their emotional streak from.

BTW, to make the cheap comment - Kendry smoked that like a Cuban cigar

Fred's Brim said...

stupid firework smoke. isnt there a law on California about setting off fireworks?

Orel said...

Yeah, you can only do it when you hit a home run.

Orel said...

Too bad the Weavers don't get to pitch to each other.

Orel said...

BISON D!

Erin said...

HOLY CRAP. I didn't think Kemp was going to get that ball.

Unknown said...

BISON GLOVE

NicJ said...

It's a center feilder duel!

Fred's Brim said...

ho lee crap

Unknown said...

Looks like the Angel homers are talking to their number 1 pick.

Orel said...

EAU-DOG!

Unknown said...

BIEN SUR!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Russ!

NicJ said...

What just happened! He hit it over the fence. Is that an out?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

About damn time!

Orel said...

They were freezing him out in the dugout! Sweet!

Fred's Brim said...

way to pop that cherry!

Erin said...

Damn it. Christine had the channel changed to the Food Network. I might kill her.

Unknown said...

Je ecris en Francais pour tout l'inning mantenant.

Orel said...

Let the Bison roam!

Orel said...

J Mode!
Bison Mode!
Beast Mode!

NicJ said...

First to third! Suck it angels!

Fred's Brim said...

ok Raffy - lets tie this up

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ali, non pour toujours?

Orel said...

For better or worse, Erin.

Erin said...

Thanks for reminding me, Orel.

Unknown said...

Des yeux de Raffy sont meilleur en Juin.

Erin said...

I believe Figgins just touched Kemp inappropriately.

karina said...

Finally, my son homered! against the Angels, sweet.

Josh S. said...

Russ finally hits one out!

NicJ said...

There is a huge Gap in right center.

Erin said...

Oh Christ, I love Vin.

That beach ball comment was AWESOME.

Unknown said...

Vinny n'est pas hereux avec les beach balls

Orel said...

Vin read our Game Thread!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Je ne suis pas aussi heureux avec les beachballs.

Orel said...

Nice, Josh!

RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Unknown said...

Vin - S'il vous plais. Ne chantez pas.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Smithers, release the hound.

Josh S. said...

To be honest, I didn't see it was Russ until he got back to the dugout. Oops.

Erin said...

Hudson might consider swinging at balls down the middle.

Unknown said...

O-Chien!

Orel said...

Tie game! Didn't think I'd see it!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We've got a tie ballgame!

NicJ said...

Tied up good enough.

Josh S. said...

Le Sac Fly!

Fred's Brim said...

time to get a big hit - it feels like forever since we've had a bases-clearing double

Fred's Brim said...

probably Loney's in Colorado?

Unknown said...

Des Weaver parents ne sont pas hereux.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was ugly.

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell was that? christ

Unknown said...

Dans le radio, nous avons un advert des autos Kia. Dans le tele, un advert des autos Lexus.

NicJ said...

have a feeling that is as good of an inning that we will see until we get into their pen.

Unknown said...

Beaucoup des fans des Dodgers en Anaheim.

Unknown said...

La Defense!

NicJ said...

Who was yelling from the angels dugout? Sounded Hispanic.

Orel said...

Aflac: Who is the last pitcher to no-hit the Angels?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Milton?

Unknown said...

Wow. Weaver blew Beard away.

What a crap give away. A Jeff Mathis road jersey?

Fred's Brim said...

keep working this guy - you dont have to swing at everything

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

And on command, Ethier strikes out.

Orel said...

Ugh. Back to whiffing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loretta actually gets a hit!

Unknown said...

Nice hit by Loretta, though Rory Markus thought it was as lame as the rest of us that Mark is the DH.

Unknown said...

That pitch was low

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Russ gets another hit

Unknown said...

One Dropped in there for Russ.

karina said...

J.Martin, in play (no outs)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was weak from Kemp.

NicJ said...

Out on a check swing pop fly. Damn.

Unknown said...

Perhaps this is Russ' break out where he hits .400 with 8 homers for a month.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Vlad: This game...both Weavers pitching...it's just so beautiful.

Unknown said...

Vlad is looking dangerous again.

Orel said...

Aflac: Eric Milton. You are correct, MLASF.

Unknown said...

Jeff is pitching better sidearm than over the top.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray, this night is not a total loss!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Line 'em out-tag 'em out DP!

Orel said...

Sweet 5-3 DP!

Unknown said...

BEARD THROW!

NicJ said...

Old turf knees couldn't make it back in time.

Unknown said...

Nic - Vlad didn't have a chance. Blake has a RFer's arm.

Orel said...

Bloopy Beast Mode!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Juan gets things started.

Unknown said...

A hitter with any sort of power deposits that pitch in the stands.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Raf-ay-el Forkal.

Unknown said...

Love the Let's Go Dodgers chant.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When I think of all the baseball players that never got a dinner; Juan Pierre, who told Rex Hudler "I've never seen such a homer!" Never got a dinner!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Pierre was out from here to Albuquerque.

Orel said...

Schlitz.

Unknown said...

Not nearly a Martin quality throw, but good work nonetheless to get Beast Mode.

NicJ said...

Damn you jp.

Orel said...

"When I think of all the baseball players that never got a dinner; Juan Pierre, who told Rex Hudler 'I've never seen such a homer!' Never got a dinner!"

I'm still trying to figure this out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Look into the past, Orel, look into the past...

Unknown said...

The Angels are foolish to waste so many starts on Mathis, given Napoli's bat.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney keeps the inning alive.

Unknown said...

We are all Toys R'Us Kids

NicJ said...

Damn Pierre. That would have been a run.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Remember, Scoiscia's the manager, and he's a defensive, small-ball manager.

Orel said...

That CS is looming large now.

Unknown said...

Jered, get back on the rubber

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BEARD-MODE!

Orel said...

Beard is so clutch!

NicJ said...

K. C. !!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ETHIER!

NicJ said...

Triple!!!

Erin said...

This is a most unexpected turn of events. I'm trying not to get too excited, though, since we had a three-run lead last night.

Come on, Loretta. Bring him home.

Orel said...

I am having a hard time believing this.

NicJ said...

Now. Can we hold a lead this time?

karina said...

This was too unexpected. Loretta, please bring Ethier home.

Orel said...

Could have been more but I'm satisfied.

Unknown said...

MLSF - Napoli plays good defense and makes fewer throwing errors, and his thunder is undeniable.

Erin said...

I'll take that against Jered Weaver.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I've heard a lot of Angels say Mathis plays better defense.

Erin said...

Weird. Mathis is from a place only about 90 miles from my quasi-hometown.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Orel, if you're still stuggling to understand my reference, here's some help:

http://tinyurl.com/2rzyk4

NicJ said...

Weavers doing great since that HR.

I guess Weaver wobbles but he doesn't fall down.

rbnlaw said...

Late to the party, catching up at the bar.

Erin said...

I once went to a party at Red Buttons' house. It wasn't his party, and I can't for the life of me remember why I was there. But he did say hello to me.

Unknown said...

MLSF - Marginally. Not so much better than it negates Napoli's bat.

Russell is back!

rbnlaw said...

I think this ump is squeezing Jerred, but I'll take it.

NicJ said...

En fuego.

Josh S. said...

Russ is back!!! He must read the blogs.

Unknown said...

Single order of Bison.

rbnlaw said...

Lots of blue in this crowd. Hope they're there with me tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Scioscia's gut gets there to tell Weaver its time to go.

Why the hell did the Dodgers ever let that guy get away?

NicJ said...

Ali - the same reason why a chunk of the fanbase left, fox ownership.

rbnlaw said...

Forkal swinging out of his shoes.

rbnlaw said...

WILD PITCH

Orel said...

Gift run!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well that proved me wrong, or if not me then Scoiscia.

Josh S. said...

Wow. To be honest, not the Weaver I expected to be chased.

karina said...

Alireza, every time, no exceptions, i see Mike Scioscia wearing red, my heart breaks, it's just not right.

Erin said...

You're not alone on that one, Josh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn that Rupert Murdoch.

Orel said...

Thanks, MLASF. I was just starting to figure it out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn.

Unknown said...

Well that was unconventional.

Josh S. said...

Oops. Got greedy.

NicJ said...

Damn.

rbnlaw said...

Nic; So true. The day Fox traded Piazza, I had to back away.
Then they fired Tommy. I went further away.
Then they told Scioscia he'd never manage for them. When they sold the team, it was time to come back.

Erin said...

Oh well. Nice play by them. Kemp had to take a shot there.

Orel said...

Maybe Kemp should have tried a hook slide?

Orel said...

Jeff only at 60 pitches through five! No walks, no three-ball counts, even. Awesome.

Erin said...

Jeff is letting his hair get Jered-esque, and it's bothering me. Time for another haircut.

Erin said...

Ethier seemed like he could have had a play on this one.

rbnlaw said...

Giants and Rangers tied at 1.
Kinsler homers off of Matty Cain.

Unknown said...

I am having unpleasant Memories of Kevin Malone (there's your plug Kensai)

Amazing throws by Bison and Furkey.

Erin said...

That's a fast hook on Jeff. He's hardly thrown any pitches. I don't really agree with this move.

rbnlaw said...

Quick hook.
and wtf with the rally monkey in the 6th?

NicJ said...

Jmac In?

Erin said...

I'm getting off the computer now, guys. I hope things go our way the rest of the game.

Unknown said...

Erin - He was guarding the line and had a long way to go. People forget that Chone Figgins is not Juan Pierre.

NicJ said...

Keep in mind Jeff is normally a long reliever. He wasn't gonna throw a CG.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Weaver hasn't been stretched out that much.

Erin said...

Okay, I'm really leaving, but I just want to say that if you watch the replay, it really looks like Ethier shies away when he gets close to the wall. Either he was afraid of the wall, or afraid of crashing into Kemp, but he slowed up and looked like he could have gotten there.

rbnlaw said...

Agree. The ball was catchable

Unknown said...

Russ wanted that pick on Figgy.

Belly better be careful about getting that heater up to these guys.

Erin said...

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