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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Nic j 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 Fan said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan 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 Fan 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 Fan said...

Crapola.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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.

Alireza said...

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

karina said...

What happened to Abreu?

Alireza 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.

Alireza 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.

Alireza 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.

Alireza said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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.

Alireza 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.

Alireza 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.

Alireza said...

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

Alireza said...

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

Nic j 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.

Alireza 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.

Alireza said...

BISON GLOVE

Nic j said...

It's a center feilder duel!

Fred's Brim said...

ho lee crap

Alireza said...

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

Orel said...

EAU-DOG!

Alireza said...

BIEN SUR!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Russ!

Nic j said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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.

Alireza said...

Je ecris en Francais pour tout l'inning mantenant.

Orel said...

Let the Bison roam!

Orel said...

J Mode!
Bison Mode!
Beast Mode!

Nic j said...

First to third! Suck it angels!

Fred's Brim said...

ok Raffy - lets tie this up

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ali, non pour toujours?

Orel said...

For better or worse, Erin.

Erin said...

Thanks for reminding me, Orel.

Alireza 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!

Nic j said...

There is a huge Gap in right center.

Erin said...

Oh Christ, I love Vin.

That beach ball comment was AWESOME.

Alireza said...

Vinny n'est pas hereux avec les beach balls

Orel said...

Vin read our Game Thread!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Je ne suis pas aussi heureux avec les beachballs.

Orel said...

Nice, Josh!

RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Alireza said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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.

Alireza said...

O-Chien!

Orel said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We've got a tie ballgame!

Nic j 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?

Alireza said...

Des Weaver parents ne sont pas hereux.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was ugly.

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell was that? christ

Alireza said...

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

Nic j said...

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

Alireza said...

Beaucoup des fans des Dodgers en Anaheim.

Alireza said...

La Defense!

Nic j 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 Fan said...

Milton?

Alireza 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 Fan said...

And on command, Ethier strikes out.

Orel said...

Ugh. Back to whiffing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loretta actually gets a hit!

Alireza said...

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

Alireza said...

That pitch was low

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Russ gets another hit

Alireza said...

One Dropped in there for Russ.

karina said...

J.Martin, in play (no outs)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was weak from Kemp.

Nic j said...

Out on a check swing pop fly. Damn.

Alireza said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Alireza said...

Vlad is looking dangerous again.

Orel said...

Aflac: Eric Milton. You are correct, MLASF.

Alireza said...

Jeff is pitching better sidearm than over the top.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray, this night is not a total loss!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Line 'em out-tag 'em out DP!

Orel said...

Sweet 5-3 DP!

Alireza said...

BEARD THROW!

Nic j said...

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

Alireza said...

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

Orel said...

Bloopy Beast Mode!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan gets things started.

Alireza said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raf-ay-el Forkal.

Alireza said...

Love the Let's Go Dodgers chant.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan said...

Pierre was out from here to Albuquerque.

Orel said...

Schlitz.

Alireza said...

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

Nic j 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 Fan said...

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

Alireza said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney keeps the inning alive.

Alireza said...

We are all Toys R'Us Kids

Nic j said...

Damn Pierre. That would have been a run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Orel said...

That CS is looming large now.

Alireza said...

Jered, get back on the rubber

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BEARD-MODE!

Orel said...

Beard is so clutch!

Nic j said...

K. C. !!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ETHIER!

Nic j 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.

Nic j 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.

Alireza 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 Fan 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 Fan said...

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

http://tinyurl.com/2rzyk4

Nic j 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.

Alireza 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.

Nic j said...

En fuego.

Josh S. said...

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

Alireza said...

Single order of Bison.

rbnlaw said...

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

Alireza 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?

Nic j 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 Fan 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 Fan said...

Damn that Rupert Murdoch.

Orel said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn.

Alireza said...

Well that was unconventional.

Josh S. said...

Oops. Got greedy.

Nic j 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.

Alireza 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?

Nic j said...

Jmac In?

Erin said...

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

Alireza said...

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

Nic j said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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

Alireza 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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