Sunday, June 21, 2009

Game 70 Thread: June 21 @ Angels, 5p

MANNYWATCH: 10 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 24-16

Clayton Kershaw (3-5, 4.13) vs. John Lackey (2-2, 6.10).

COMMENTS: After last night's delightfully unanticipated victory, can the Dodgers pull another improbability from their bag of tricks? Kershaw has been taking more wild rides than Mr. Toad, while Lackey has been doing his best Frank McCourt impression by owning the Dodgers (5-1 with a 1.50 ERA lifetime).

Off-day tomorrow (PCS alert!) as the Dodgers travel to Chicago to continue their interleague hijinks. Russell Martin may be coming alive and Manny Ramirez is scheduled to start shaking off the rust. If things weren't looking up before, they are now. Can't wait for the return of Manny's wonderful wonderful bat!

P.S.: Tonight's game is on ESPN. While we go Vinless, let's hope the Angels go winless.

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NicJ said...

Zito has a no hitter going through five.


JINX!!!!

NicJ said...

Now through six!!

Jinxjinxjinxjinx!!!

Let's see if that works.

NicJ said...

Ha! It worked. But guess who got the hit, andruw jones.

Erin said...

I am going to miss this whole damn thing while over at a friend's house for dinner. People wouldn't understand if I asked to turn on the game. I need to hang out with more baseball fans. Oh well. I guess nights like these are why I own an iPhone. I'll try to sneak by if I can, but either way, Go Dodgers!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Watching Bluetopia on KCAL at my folks until the game starts.

Unknown said...

Juan Pierre, LF
Rafael Furcal, SS
Orlando Hudson, 2B
Casey Blake, 3B
Andre Ethier, RF
Russell Martin, DH
James Loney, 1B
Matt Kemp, CF
Brad Ausmus, C

So like, umm, when will, umm, Matt Kemp bust out of this slump?

PenosCabell said...

Let's get this started!

PenosCabell said...

Kobe making an appearance

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

More Forkal.

NicJ said...

way to make him work.

NicJ said...

start it off with a walk, great.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Two of those pitches were strikes.

PenosCabell said...

Great start.

PenosCabell said...

Joe Morgan hurting my ears.

PenosCabell said...

K

PenosCabell said...

web gem!

NicJ said...

beard to loney!

PenosCabell said...

Casey Blake putting a highlight reel together this weekend.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was a web-gem

karina said...

Wow! a Beard and King James awesome play! then, a Raffy and King James good play!

Happy Father's Day, everyone

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was close.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In the end only 12 pitches for Kershaw.

PenosCabell said...

Kershaw was saved by the defense behind him. I'd love to see him go deep into the game tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beard wasted no time there.

NicJ said...

Qiunlin is NOT close to loney.

PenosCabell said...

4 pitch walk to Martin,.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Boy the ESPN guys are stupid. Forkal did not have the 7-pitch at-bat.

NicJ said...

damn

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn shift.

karina said...

Before at this at-bat, Rivera was batting .431.

PenosCabell said...

K

NicJ said...

walk number 2, lets get a DP ball.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kershaw's making me nervous.

NicJ said...

out of trouble, whew!

PenosCabell said...

So far, so good.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kershaw's really got to limit those walks.

karina said...

They might be the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim", but when they play the Dodgers, at least half of a sold out stadium is wearing Dodgers gear.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is gonna be a long game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Matt Kemp looks like his dad.

Orel said...

Epale, y'all! Nice to see James Loney getting a chance to showcase his defensive wares on national TV.

Alex Cora said...

Lackey looks pretty tough tonight.

Alex Cora said...

Heard an F bomb from Lackey after walking Blake.

karina said...

Be a good son on father's day...

Alex Cora said...

Rally for Mr Martin to do something here.

karina said...

Actually, Matt Kemp's dad looks like he were (was?) his older brother.

Orel said...

Another two-out rally would be nice.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Martin works the walk.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's up to Geoffrey now.

Alex Cora said...

Bases juiced for FJL.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

2-0 to Loney.

Orel said...

Tough non-call there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn that non-Sean.

Orel said...

Damn. That was smoked.

Alex Cora said...

Darnnit.

karina said...

On TV, they said King James has the fourth best fielding percentage on the MLB.

karina said...

But it'd be so nice if you had singled there, Geoffrey.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice play by the O-Dog.

Steve Sax said...

Jon Miller sounded so happy about Loney's rifle-shot out at third.

I do not like his announcing, Sax I Am.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

While the East Coast bias is clear, ESPN might also have an AL bias too. After all, the DH surely brings higher ratings than the pitcher-hitter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dino singles again.

Steve Sax said...

Anna Quinlan flies out to end the inning.

Scoreless through four.

Steve Sax said...

Prince Fielder is a better actor than that kid.

Steve Sax said...

Smoked leadoff single from Bison.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bid Daddy Brady bunts Kemp to second.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BEAST-MODE

Orel said...

Beast Mode RBI!

Steve Sax said...

Interesting that they didn't let Ausmus swing...but JP works it!!!

karina said...

Beast Mode!

Orel said...

BFFs at third!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, they couldn't pick up Pierre, but at least Kemp came around.

Steve Sax said...

JP, pretty damn impressive.

1-0 Blue!

NicJ said...

1 run is better than no runs.

Orel said...

I hope it's an Angels fan.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Greased-up naked, deaf guy on field.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I like the way Rodriguez looked around like "What the hell is he doing?"

Orel said...

That was a young mistake by Kershaw.

NicJ said...

Aren't you supposed to pitch better with a lead?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Big mistake for Kershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh boy, Kershaw's got a mess to clean up.

Orel said...

Wow, everything is falling apart in one inning.

Steve Sax said...

kershaw had better settle down

NicJ said...

What's the chance we ge out of this inning with the lead?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kershaw must be excited from the fan on the field.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

And now the bases are juiced.

NicJ said...

All we need is a triple play.

Steve Sax said...

this is bad...

karina said...

Comedulce with Rancho Ardiendo.

Orel said...

"What's the chance we ge out of this inning with the lead?"

nil

karina said...

Abreu has 8 career grand slams. ESPN announcers are jinxing Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

hey clayton, let's throw a strike

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

1-2-3 DP!

Orel said...

WOWZERS

Steve Sax said...

wow, gidp!

karina said...

Not this time, Comedulce.

Steve Sax said...

kobe approves!

NicJ said...

Kobe better not be an angel fan.

Orel said...

Any indication if Kobe is rooting for the Dodgers or Angels?

Steve Sax said...

yahoo, clayton escapes!!!

Steve Sax said...

100

karina said...

This inning deserves a standing ovation.

Orel said...

Never have I been so happy to be wrong.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kobe likes.

NicJ said...

I know he is a Yankees fan, so he probably roots against the angels.

karina said...

Kobe definitely looks like a Dodgers fan.

Orel said...

bases-loaded wasted opportunities:

Dodgers 1
Angels 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I would think Kobe's a Phillies fan, though he probably never cared about baseball as a kid.

Orel said...

Kobe lives in Newport beach, so it's probably easier for him to go to an Angels game. Although he's been to Dodger Stadium as well.

Orel said...

Okay, so Kobe's a Yankees/Dodgers/Phillies fan.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Russ works his third walk of the game.

Steve Sax said...

I am here at a bar, and I can't tell if the people here are more Angels or Dodgers fans.

Steve Sax said...

I am, however, standing up and applauding when things go well for the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Too bad it's a tapas bar.

Steve Sax said...

2Ks to finish off the Angels in the inning!

Steve Sax said...

Question for everyone online.

You're at a bar and they have Miller Lite and Bud Light, and that's it. Which do you order, and why?

NicJ said...

A little showmanship by the bison.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bud Lite. It's Drinkability.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm out for dinner, but I will be back.

Steve Sax said...

JP scores the run, but gets over aggressive and is nailed at third. Oh well, I'll take it.

Orel said...

We are hitting 'em where they ain't tonight!

karina said...

Not a beer person, but i'm fond of Bud Light.

Steve Sax said...

MR LASF, I'm going just that. Thanks.

NicJ said...

Dumb move trying take 3 but made them pay for playing so shallow.

Orel said...

Forkal single!

Orel said...

Answer: You find a liquor store.

Steve Sax said...

well, that subsequent base hit would have scored JP from second...

NicJ said...

Dammit that would of been another run

karina said...

Classic, Furcal follows with a single.

NicJ said...

I hope o dog doesn't have to go to the vet.

NicJ said...

A forbidden substance?

Orel said...

Kershaw is, dare I say, dealing.

Orel said...

Figgins is unstoppable.

NicJ said...

Clayton owns abreu tonight.

Orel said...

Kershaw brilliant tonight! 7.0 IP, 107 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

this lead is not anywhere near comfortable...

NicJ said...

Keep lackey in!

karina said...

Let's have faith in the bullpen.

NicJ said...

Hey look at that! A ball hunter couldn't catch!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Back2back singles from Beard and Ethier.

NicJ said...

Damn.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn.

karina said...

Nic j, ypu sounded like you just saw an endangered species.
what's next? Loney HBP or are they pitching to him?

karina said...

King James dinger!

NicJ said...

Loneyrun!!!!!!!

Orel said...

Loney brings the Geico!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for Big Game James!

Orel said...

Wow, our first instant replay.

NicJ said...

Man they could take that on back.

karina said...

My eyes say it was a double, my heart wants a home run.

Orel said...

The umps are smoking a couple of stogies right now.

Orel said...

JUSTICE IS UPHELD

NicJ said...

Yeah the whirly finger sign!!

Orel said...

Believe your heart, Karina!

Orel said...

Joe Morgan trying to present circumstantial evidence to turn Loney's HR into a double.

karina said...

Good they didn't take that decision back. Two home runs for King James, not too bad.

karina said...

Orel, this is a proof you always have to trust your heart.

karina said...

You know what's lovely of Geoffrey's tonight performance? lots of people saw him and it's not a Dodgers secret.

Orel said...

Sorry to disappoint, Jon & Joe, it was a HR.

Orel said...

"Orel, this is a proof you always have to trust your heart."

Or at least yours, Karina.

NicJ said...

Tron must have the most mispronounced name on the dodgers.

Orel said...

C'mon Tron, don't let 'em in this game.

NicJ said...

Leach?

karina said...

My heart sometimes makes mistakes. Glad this wasn't one of them.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What's so hard about "Troncoso"? There's no "a" in it, so I don't understand how he can be called "Troncaso".

NicJ said...

Stupid rally monkey.

Orel said...

Tronqueso?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The rally-monkey is so bush-league.

Orel said...

Wow. Hope that isn't an omen.

NicJ said...

Fuck

Orel said...

The Rally Monkey worked right there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

E on Blake or Loney?

Orel said...

"My bad."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid monkey.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gameday is calling it an earned run, but that can't be right.

NicJ said...

Broxton coming in to get the rally monkey of our back.

Orel said...

Blake gets the error.

karina said...

On ESPN, Duncan spent a couple of minutes praising Troncoso.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crap, it's GMJ.

Orel said...

Do not groove a fastball here, Brox.

NicJ said...

And look who is up.

Orel said...

Starts him off with a slider. Nice.

NicJ said...

"Crap, it's GMJ"

isn't that what angel fans usually say?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Very true, Nic.

karina said...

Cuenta llena!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit.

Orel said...

Redeem Blake!

NicJ said...

It seems like the announcer have been pretty negative about our team tonight.

Orel said...

Broxton doesn't like lefties.

NicJ said...

One more strike!

Orel said...

"It seems like the announcer have been pretty negative about our team tonight."

Well let's see. Jon Miller is the Giants' announcer. Joe Morgan played for the Giants. Steve Phillips was the Mets' GM.

Orel said...

It'll be a slider here.

NicJ said...

And the games not even over yet!!!

Orel said...

Big bad Brox.

Orel said...

I know. One more inning!

Orel said...

Does anyone know what soundtrack was playing underneath that Benjamin Button commercial?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Heeeee struck him out!

NicJ said...

"Well let's see. Jon Miller is the Giants' announcer. Joe Morgan played for the Giants. Steve Phillips was the Mets' GM"

oh ok I get it. They are not used to saying good things about teams then.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Zing!

Steve Sax said...

Hugeness for Brox, in more ways than one!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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