Saturday, June 27, 2009

Game 75 Thread: June 27 vs. Mariners, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 5 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 27-18

Eric Milton (2-0, 2.89) vs. Felix Hernandez (7-3, 2.74).

COMMENTS: Milton has pitched capably in four starts for the Dodgers, but tonight's "A" storyline is about King Felix. Hernandez has lost once to the Dodgers, but that was in 2006. Back then he was 20 years old and green; now, writers marvel at his maturity. Just what we need. Then again, the Dodger bats are primed after four home runs last night. If Andre Ethier, Russell Martin and Rafael Furcal can find their strokes around the time Manny returns, look out.

89 comments:

Orel said...

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

Erin said...

I'll be there. I hope I won't be watching the Dodgers get no-hit. Let's go offense!!

Fred's Brim said...

have fun, Erin! hope you see a win!

Erin said...

Thanks FB. I'm at the stadium now and have just sighted the old man who used to sell CPK pizza, and has now apparently moved on to peanuts. For the last three seasons, this guy has made me so sad with his plaintive wail of, "piiiiizzzaaa." I wanted the poor man to retire and not have to carry around the heavy bag of pizzas. So now he's got a heavy box of peanuts. I try to convince myself that he doesn't need the job, but just does it for fun.

Erin said...

I've got some really obnoxious fans behind me, berating Griffey. The insults are far from original, but the crowd thinks they're hilarious.

Dusto Magnifico said...

And Kemp bats 8th again!

at least switch up him and Furcal.

Josh S. said...

Milton's fighting through the rust.

Josh S. said...

...and he limits the damage! Nice.

Orel said...

Manny just homered.

Orel said...

(See main page.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Question: Where the hell did the nickname "King Felix" come from? I've never heard of a king named Felix. I've heard of the cat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Isheero.

Nic j said...

i thought kemp could of had that one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap. I don't feel good about this game at all.

Nic j said...

i thing mariners bloggers came up with it. no idea why, maybe it had something to do with him entering minors around the same time King Lebron James did.

Milton sucks.

Nic j said...

calling doctor o dog.

Nic j said...

Mark DeRosa was just traded to the Cards, that should make the cubs cards rivalry a little more interesting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow, that is a good trade for the Cards.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, you can kiss this game goodbye.

Nic j said...

i wouldnt hate this so much if Hoffman wouldnt have melted down and let the giants win tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh Vin, you can make anyone smile with your stories of suicide.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic, you're a little slow on the uptake. Beard's worst enemy gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Brewers won.

Nic j said...

maybe if we pull milton out now, and felix sprains his ankle walking back out to the mound, we might have a chance.

Nic j said...

really? wow, i just figured they lost after that. Alright well i dont care then.

colorado is still winning though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic, where'd you hear about DeRosa being traded? I'm looking at ESPN and SI and I'm seeing nothing.

Nic j said...

MLB network

Orel said...

A win looks unlikely tonight. But it's still early.

Nic j said...

you can check AP they usually have the most up to date articles.

Orel said...

Furcal still has wheels.

Nic j said...

perfect hit and run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Actually, I found it on MLB's twitter account.

Nic j said...

wow, Ichiros dad is going to be mad.

Orel said...

Wow, Ichiro missed it. You won't see that often.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOOO, EESHEERO!

Orel said...

No dinner for Ichiro tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If only Ethier could have saved one of those homers for tonight.

Orel said...

We are making Hernandez throw pitches, at least.

Nic j said...

damn, well 1 run is more than we should have got.

Erin said...

I moved seats and now I'm apparently sitting behind Russell Martn's girlfriend.

Orel said...

Felix at 61 pitches. Down three, this is doable.

Orel said...

Aflac: Andre Ethier has 13 HR at home this year. Who holds the record for HR in 1 year at Dodger Stadium?

Nic j said...

tell her to tell russ to stop pulling the ball.

Orel said...

"I moved seats and now I'm apparently sitting behind Russell Martn's girlfriend."

Drool for us!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Erin: You - are - the - luckiest - person - ever. I HATE YOU!

I keed, I keed.

Nic j said...

say something in french, if she turns around its her.

Erin said...

I will admit, she's a pretty lady. I think she's leaving now
I guess she (and maybe a few other wives/girlfriends) hosted a bunch of kids from the children's hospital. They just showed the pregame stuff on Dodger Vision. Martin's girlfriend was really great with these adorable
kids. The cuteness was off the charts all around.

Orel said...

Aflac: Sheffield & Beltre (23 each)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was thinking Sheff.

Erin said...

That was a good catch in center. I thought it was dropping. Damn it.

Orel said...

She's pretty high-profile for a girlfriend. I wonder if they're engaged.

Orel said...

Vin, you're dating yourself. Tallulah?

Nic j said...

vin is great.

sting!

Nic j said...

way to make him work guys.

Erin said...

Yeah, I don't know. Dodger Vision announced it as "wives and girlfriends."

Oh, and she just came back. For those interested in the gory details, she does not appear to be wearing a bra.

How many pitches for Felix in that inning? Five?

Erin said...

Any Dodgers have pregnant wives? A very pregnant woman just sat down next to Martin's girl.

Orel said...

J.C. Romero grabbed and shoved a fan in Tampa Bay. Can you say lawsuit?

Orel said...

"Oh, and she just came back. For those interested in the gory details, she does not appear to be wearing a bra."

Go on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm trying to think of something in French to get her head to turn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was very counterproductive, Ausmus.

Erin said...

Even speaking in French, I don't think I am capable of
making this woman's head turn.

I wonder if the Dodgers are done with this game. All this swinging at the first pitch sure makes it seem that way.

Erin said...

Christine took one look at the woman and said, "I wonder if they met at book club."

Orel said...

Meow.

Erin said...

Christine really hates Russell Martin, so it would be hard to get her to say something positive about the girlfriend.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers really need to put something together in the sixth if they want to make this a contest, if nothing else than to knock out Felix and get three innings to take a crack at the bullpen.

Orel said...

Erin, did you get the iPhone 3GS?

Orel said...

McDonald sighting.

Nic j said...

i'm lovin' it.

Erin said...

Yes, Orel. I had the original iPhone (not 3G) so I figured now was a good time for an upgrade.

Steve Sax said...

Erin, your partner isn't the only one jealous of your seating.

I have a family member there tonight in a suite. Tough life.

Nic j said...

manny is 2-2 tonight with a BB

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning, JMac

Erin said...

All right, guys. I'm turning off the phone so I can watch the comeback. If there are updates on RM's girlfried, I'll let you know later.

Orel said...

"Yes, Orel. I had the original iPhone (not 3G) so I figured now was a good time for an upgrade."

I figured as much. Your at-game commenting speed is impressive.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So much for getting him out after six.

Nic j said...

Pau would have caught that one.

Nic j said...

going for the speed record for GBA

Orel said...

Ichiro misses another one!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not a good defensive evening for Ichiro.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mitch is in.

Nic j said...

when they say king they arent joking.

Nic j said...

i think we would of had a chance if we had anyone besides milton up for us tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's still in? Aw, dammit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And people STILL want Ethier to sit in place of Pierre?

Nic j said...

did anyone happen to notice that Belly was arrested last night on a DUI?

Nic j said...

damn that was a lollipop.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodger Thoughts says that it was suspicion of DUI, and Belly claimed nothing happened.

Nic j said...

maybe he was hanging out with norm nixon.

Nic j said...

thats a fitting end to the game

Orel said...

Ugh. PGT up.