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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Nic j said...

Zito has a no hitter going through five.


JINX!!!!

Nic j said...

Now through six!!

Jinxjinxjinxjinx!!!

Let's see if that works.

Nic j 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 Fan said...

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

Andrew 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?

Penos Cabell said...

Let's get this started!

Penos Cabell said...

Kobe making an appearance

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More Forkal.

Nic j said...

way to make him work.

Nic j said...

start it off with a walk, great.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two of those pitches were strikes.

Penos Cabell said...

Great start.

Penos Cabell said...

Joe Morgan hurting my ears.

Penos Cabell said...

K

Penos Cabell said...

web gem!

Nic j said...

beard to loney!

Penos Cabell said...

Casey Blake putting a highlight reel together this weekend.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan said...

That was close.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In the end only 12 pitches for Kershaw.

Penos Cabell said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard wasted no time there.

Nic j said...

Qiunlin is NOT close to loney.

Penos Cabell said...

4 pitch walk to Martin,.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Nic j said...

damn

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn shift.

karina said...

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

Penos Cabell said...

K

Nic j said...

walk number 2, lets get a DP ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw's making me nervous.

Nic j said...

out of trouble, whew!

Penos Cabell said...

So far, so good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan said...

This is gonna be a long game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan said...

Martin works the walk.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's up to Geoffrey now.

Alex Cora said...

Bases juiced for FJL.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

2-0 to Loney.

Orel said...

Tough non-call there.

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

Bid Daddy Brady bunts Kemp to second.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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 Fan said...

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

Steve Sax said...

JP, pretty damn impressive.

1-0 Blue!

Nic j said...

1 run is better than no runs.

Orel said...

I hope it's an Angels fan.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Greased-up naked, deaf guy on field.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Orel said...

That was a young mistake by Kershaw.

Nic j said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Big mistake for Kershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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

Nic j said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw must be excited from the fan on the field.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And now the bases are juiced.

Nic j 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 Fan said...

1-2-3 DP!

Orel said...

WOWZERS

Steve Sax said...

wow, gidp!

karina said...

Not this time, Comedulce.

Steve Sax said...

kobe approves!

Nic j 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 Fan said...

Kobe likes.

Nic j 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 Fan 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 Fan 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?

Nic j said...

A little showmanship by the bison.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bud Lite. It's Drinkability.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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.

Nic j 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...

Nic j said...

Dammit that would of been another run

karina said...

Classic, Furcal follows with a single.

Nic j said...

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

Nic j said...

A forbidden substance?

Orel said...

Kershaw is, dare I say, dealing.

Orel said...

Figgins is unstoppable.

Nic j 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...

Nic j said...

Keep lackey in!

karina said...

Let's have faith in the bullpen.

Nic j said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Back2back singles from Beard and Ethier.

Nic j said...

Damn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan 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!

Nic j said...

Loneyrun!!!!!!!

Orel said...

Loney brings the Geico!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for Big Game James!

Orel said...

Wow, our first instant replay.

Nic j 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

Nic j 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.

Nic j said...

Tron must have the most mispronounced name on the dodgers.

Orel said...

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

Nic j said...

Leach?

karina said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Nic j said...

Stupid rally monkey.

Orel said...

Tronqueso?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The rally-monkey is so bush-league.

Orel said...

Wow. Hope that isn't an omen.

Nic j said...

Fuck

Orel said...

The Rally Monkey worked right there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

E on Blake or Loney?

Orel said...

"My bad."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid monkey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Nic j 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 Fan said...

Crap, it's GMJ.

Orel said...

Do not groove a fastball here, Brox.

Nic j said...

And look who is up.

Orel said...

Starts him off with a slider. Nice.

Nic j said...

"Crap, it's GMJ"

isn't that what angel fans usually say?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Very true, Nic.

karina said...

Cuenta llena!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit.

Orel said...

Redeem Blake!

Nic j said...

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

Orel said...

Broxton doesn't like lefties.

Nic j 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.

Nic j 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 Fan said...

Heeeee struck him out!

Nic j 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 Fan said...

Zing!

Steve Sax said...

Hugeness for Brox, in more ways than one!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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