Monday, June 29, 2009

Game 77 Thread: June 29 vs. Rockies, 7p

MANNYWATCH: 3 GAMES
DODGERS' RECORD WITHOUT MANNY: 27-20

Randy Wolf (3-3, 3.64) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (6-7, 3.83).

COMMENTS:

Greetings, Dodger fans.

Remember me? I was top dog in the Dodger dugout four years ago, but Paul DePo basically gave me the heave-ho. I know he's history, but that whole situation still chaps my buns. Managing the Pirates was no cakewalk either, but now I'm back in the NL West, baby! And we're hotter than Satan's BBQ. We've won 20 of our last 23. You've lost four of your last five. Mo's on our side! Oh, and we miss Manny by one day. Jim Tracy's revenge on the Dodgers was a long time coming, but it'll be sweet. Enjoy eating our oysters!

Sincerely,
Jim Tracy

photo by Ron Chenoy/US Presswire

805 comments:

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

400

Alireza said...

Kemp just swung and missed at 2 meatballs before that GO. Unfortunate, because those should have been over the wall.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ, this is your time

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, prematurely commented there, and missed the 400. Oh well.

Orel said...

It'll be great for Russell's confidence when he gets a walkoff hit.

Alireza said...

Rincon throws Eephus pitches for his IBBs.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, I have to say I am starting to laugh at your missed hundreds. They're getting funnier and funnier...

karina said...

Orel: "Why is 80s music so popular?"

Why does the sun rise in the east?

Amen.

Alireza said...

One Drop one into the short porch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sax - I'm glad my misery brings you so much joy.

Steve Sax said...

Vin's talking about a walkoff win, which means it isn't going to happen. Oh, well, I could use extras.

Nic j said...

please dont pull it to third or short.

Orel said...

If another major celebrity dies, we could beat 763 posts.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, it's not personal, it's just funny to see the subsequent "DAMMIT". You're a good sport...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So far, they're just tossing balls to Russ. Maybe they want the ever-exciting walk-off-walk.

Alireza said...

If Rincon walks Russ, do we finally see Mitch Jones?

Orel said...

so close

Nic j said...

billy mays died.

karina said...

Uff, my heart stopped beating...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Billy Mays counts for nothing?

I'm crying on the inside and outside.

Steve Sax said...

Orel: "If another major celebrity dies, we could beat 763 posts."

I'm on the case! Let me go get my ski mask and knife.

Orel said...

Yes, I love MLASF's DAMMITs.

Alireza said...

If Russ walks, the smart person puts in A.J. Ellis to take a WOW. Joe Torre isn't that smart.

Steve Sax said...

well, this is not looking good. 55 Ks.

Fred's Brim said...

jiminy christmas that was nowhere near the plate

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, Martin killed any thoughts of a WOW.

Josh S. said...

WHAT?!

KMart.

karina said...

Why, Russ? he wasn't even throwing strikes...

Orel said...

Billy Mays? No. Willie Mays? Maybe.

Alireza said...

Note to Joe Torre - BRAD AUSMUS IS NOT AND HAS NEVER BEEN A GOOD HITTER.

Josh S. said...

Maybe he'll be Brad Awesomest.

Orel said...

Ausmus couldn't catch up to an 87-mph fastball?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I blame Kemp and Martin for this, not Torre.

Alireza said...

Karina - Actually, the pitch Russ fouled off was clearly a strike and the one he swung on and missed was borderline. I would bet he was trying to foul it off and missed.

Orel said...

extras

Fred's Brim said...

sheeeit

Nic j said...

two catcher, two K's

Steve Sax said...

Vin, please stop talking about walk off wins.

Josh S. said...

The Dodgers: Best in the biz at making bad pitchers look like Cy Young winners.

karina said...

"Billy Mays? No. Willie Mays? Maybe."

The only problem Willie Mays had as a baseball player was that he played for the Giants.

Alireza said...

Orel - It was a slider. Still, absolute meatball.

He couldn't catch up to at 93 MPH heater.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now that this is going to extras, we're going to 800 comments.

Alireza said...

Who wants to bet Torre now uses Mota in a high leverage situation? That is not a good thing.

Fred's Brim said...

this is making my hand hurt worse

Orel said...

Thanks, Alireza. Pitch recognition is not my strong suit.

Orel said...

I can't believe that Honda salesman getting a javelin in the leg got by the censors.

Nic j said...

weaver. sigh.

Alireza said...

Weaver huh? That was a curveball. I actually like this move.

karina said...

It's Weaver, not Mota.

Orel said...

Hey, Weaver threw two innings of scoreless ball in Chicago.

Fred's Brim said...

Rin-khan

Orel said...

The comments are piling up like missed opportunities.

Josh S. said...

Hey, it's the guy who should be a starter, closing again.

karina said...

I'd rather have Weaver than Mota. I still don't trust in Mota.

Alireza said...

Mota has only been good in low leverage situations. This is definitely not that. Also, Weaver can easily go 3 if needed.

Jeff Weaver = Chan Ho Park.

Alireza said...

Ho-Lee-Shit. The Ump royally f'ed that one up.

Alireza said...

That third pitch was well in the strike zone.

Orel said...

It's weird when Weaver throws that sidearm and falls to his right.

Josh S. said...

Dammit.

Nic j said...

what the hell was that kemp?!

Orel said...

Now that was a meatball. Error on Kemp?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice impression of Fowler by Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so here's Colorado with a leadoff double.

Why do I think that they will score, where Ethier could not?

Fred's Brim said...

when did pitchers stop keeping charts the day before they are meant to start? when teams discovered Excel?

crap

Alireza said...

What should have been a 3 pitch AB is now a hit. Thanks idiot ump.

Josh S. said...

Any reason our center fielder wasn't in center field?

Orel said...

The ball bounced off a set of keys dropped by a fan during the Father Day's catch.

Fred's Brim said...

Sax, because you are a Dodger fan. i feel the same way

Alireza said...

They scored it a double. That said, Weaver struck out Spilborghs and the ump screwed the pooch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Eye-a-net-a can't bunt for nothing.

Alireza said...

2 missed bunt strikes? Iannetta must think he is a Dodger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh crap.

Orel said...

Great.

Fred's Brim said...

shit
balls

Steve Sax said...

Weaver is getting shelled.

Meanwhile, Spilborghs doesn't run home from second on a single to Pierre. Foolish man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is a game of what shoulda been.

karina said...

Single to the left. For a minute i thought a run was scored.

Carlos Gonzalez is a very dangerous hitter...

Orel said...

Another Maracaibo boy!

Alireza said...

Oh goodness. That bullshit ball is haunting us.

Josh S. said...

Forgive me for bowing out early, but I've got a sleeping wife on the couch I need to put to bed. I'm going to shit this off and pray for the best.

Orel said...

This is not going to end well.

Steve Sax said...

even the right field ballboy can't make plays in the field tonight

Josh S. said...

Uh, shut this off. Heh.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Jeff - finish these bums off!

karina said...

Maracaibo boy, greatest Aguilas del Zulia star right now...

Orel said...

The ballgame, I mean. Not Josh's wife.

Steve Sax said...

wow, weaver actually Kd somebody

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Weaver K's Gonzo. That makes the DP more attractive.

karina said...

Carlos Gonzales struck out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alireza said...

Weaver owned Gonzalez there. The problem I have now is that I doubt Fowler will GIDP.

Steve Sax said...

Please don't defecate on your wife, Josh S. I've seen Team America. It's not pretty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fowler bunted? I'm confused.

karina said...

See? Gonzalez won't break my heart tonight

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I apologize for the gross humor. Let me pull this out of the gutter.

A pop-fly bunt would be cool here.

Alireza said...

Crafty. Fowler going for the squeeze.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fowler falls behind 2-0.

Fred's Brim said...

0-2 on everybody so far?

Orel said...

"Crafty. Fowler going for the squeeze."

I thought that was Josh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ok so I screwed up. It's 0-2.

Orel said...

And #500 goes unclaimed.

Alireza said...

FB - Yes. He actually went 0-3 on Spilborghs and it was called a ball.

Yes, I am going to keep harping on that till Weaver is out of the inning.

Orel said...

There goes the DP.

Nic j said...

there goes the DP

karina said...

#500 goes unclaimed. Full count, when Weaver was 0-2.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more DP.

Steve Sax said...

Ah, guys? While you're letting Fowler work out of a 0-2 count and Ianetta steal second, we're supposed to be trying to win a game here

Orel said...

YES.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fowler gets K'd.

Orel said...

Even Torre is clapping!

Alireza said...

Really? They didn't hold the damn catcher on in a DP situation? What in the hell?

Steve Sax said...

At least we got that K, 70mph breaking ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Barmes falls behind 0-2.

Alireza said...

Sax - It was a 78 MPH Slider.

Nic j said...

do or die time.

Steve Sax said...

All Barmes needs is a hit to deflate us completely

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Weaver K's Barmes!

Orel said...

NAILS!

Nic j said...

wow, alright now im a BeWeaver.

Fred's Brim said...

Jeff liked that!
Now lets get him a win!

Alireza said...

Absolutely beautiful pitching by Weaver.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, WAY TO GO WEAVER! Jeff lets out a cheer.

Now Vin, you didn't mention how Weaver could wiggle his way out of this, and he did just that. What have we learned here???

Alireza said...

He looked more like Jered than Jeff there.

Steve Sax said...

Ali, thanks for the correction on the mph...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan to lead off. Anyone counting on a WOH from JP?

Orel said...

Nice, Nic.

Gob music!

Alireza said...

Yay. Embree can help Furcal or O-Dog get back on track.

Orel said...

"Juan to lead off. Anyone counting on a WOH from JP?"

That reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Krusty put money on the Washington Generals to beat the Harlem Globetrotters. "They were due!"

Steve Sax said...

"The Final Countdown"? Really?

Steinberg, you have got to get a real DJ at the Stadium.

Alireza said...

How about a walk off inside the park job?

karina said...

I like "The Final Countdown" here.

Orel said...

Beast Mode! The pinball bounce holds him to a single.

karina said...

BEAST mode!

Nic j said...

woo, how was that not a double though. damn wall.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"He's spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it!"

karina said...

Furcal really needs to make up that awful pop bunt out.

Nic j said...

now thats a good bunt.

Steve Sax said...

I have to say, this 4-for-5 night by JP is pretty damn impressive.

Too bad the bum ricochet holds him to a single, but hopefully he can resolve that.

Hey, Raffy gets down a decent bunt! Imagine that!

Orel said...

Furcal gets the bunt down he should have gotten in the ninth inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice bunt for Raffy.

Nic j said...

that episode was on just a few nights ago.

Orel said...

"He's spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it!"

I'm laughing just thinking about it!

Alireza said...

That was a tough bunt too. 94 MPH fastball up. Totally ripe for a pop up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"You have brought joy to this old, Italian stereotype."

Orel said...

I'm waiting to hear Vin say, "And there goes Pierre!"

Alireza said...

O-Dog's BA is under .300 and his OPS is under .800. He needs to crack one here.

Steve Sax said...

Not to interrupt the game, but pop quiz.

Hot or not: Anna Paquin. Thoughts?

Orel said...

Apodaca?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THERE GOES JUAN!

Orel said...

Bingo!

Nic j said...

they just let him go?

Steve Sax said...

Orel, GREAT call. Pierre indeed reaches third, not even a throw.

Orel said...

"Hot or not: Anna Paquin. Thoughts?"

Eh, maybe sometimes. But generally not.

Steve Sax said...

3-0. Hmm, if they walk Hudson, they set up a DP for Beard.

Alireza said...

Lets see a WOWP here.

Nic j said...

"Bingo!"

i thought this was a dodger game, not a clippers.

karina said...

She's hot!

Steve Sax said...

3-1 to O-Dog, JP at third

Orel said...

Okay, now I'm listening for: "And Pierre steals home!"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

She's like that two-face chick from Seinfeld. In the right light she is.

Alireza said...

Absolute meatball, but O-Chien was taking all the way.

Nic j said...

oh come on.

Steve Sax said...

Damn that Tulo. Can't hit, but really can field.

Orel said...

"She's hot!"

Go on.

Steve Sax said...

Man with big head obscures almost all of first base on the replay

Alireza said...

Orlando really needs a day off.

karina said...

His Beardness (® Orel) could drive in the winning run.

Orel said...

Iannetta is thinking, "Why won't the manager move his hand from my lower back?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Blake gets a hit, that will really sell the new beards.

Alireza said...

Sax - Tulo has been hitting much better of late. 1.069 OPS in June.

Steve Sax said...

Andre, they are mocking you

Orel said...

Andre is salivating.

Nic j said...

lets have a WP on an intent ball!

karina said...

I'd wish i could say more, but i can't think of anything.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They IBB Beard to get to Andre.

Steve Sax said...

I think Anna Paquin is hot. Maybe it's because she plays Rogue in the X-Men movies. But I'm erring on the hot side.

And I don't even watch True Blood.

Orel said...

"If Blake gets a hit, that will really sell the new beards."

The razor lobby thanks the Rockies for the IBB.

Alireza said...

Andre's last hit was off a lefty, so lets see another.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, there goes Vin again with the 1-run games at home stat. Now we're destined to go to the 11th

Orel said...

Andre vs. lefties: .190 avg but with 5 HR.

Steve Sax said...

...especially with Andre swinging like that

Orel said...

0-2 count

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, come on Ethier.

Alireza said...

Andre fouled off a meatball

Orel said...

Just don't go down looking, Andre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Almost.

Orel said...

damn

Nic j said...

rats! turned too much

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn.

Orel said...

I wonder what Manny is doing right now.

Orel said...

shoot

karina said...

can't believe this...

Fred's Brim said...

man oh man

Nic j said...

we dont deserve this game.

Steve Sax said...

***stop talking about our winning-the-game stats, vin, pleeeeeease***

Alireza said...

Embree picked a shitty time to get nasty.

karina said...

I wonder what'll be our surprise if we get to 800.

Alireza said...

Ok Weaver, Podsednick plays for the White Sox, so you should be able to hold on.

Alireza said...

599

Alireza said...

600

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