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...

Not going for it.

Alireza said...

I cheated, but we needed someone to get a 100 post.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's BloodSucker-Mode.

Nic j said...

pierre should of tried to steal home.

Orel said...

Who's pitching tomorrow? Hope they go deep.

Alireza said...

Oh FFS. I know Helton is a lefty, but we are running out of pitchers.

Orel said...

Billingsley

Orel said...

Siddown, Helton!

Alireza said...

Orel - Bills. He is due for a gem.

Alireza said...

Helton is a punch and judy against Lefties. Good thing they PH for Atkins.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bills is gonna face Marquis. Someone will get that elusive 10th win tomorrow. Or no one. Who knows.

Orel said...

I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue.

Alireza said...

Leach is throwing smoke tonight. Nice to see.

Orel said...

"Orel - Bills. He is due for a gem."

You got that right. Fear the sixth inning.

Orel said...

Jeff Kent is the third-base umpire?

Orel said...

(Because he has a moustache.)

Alireza said...

Brent Leach is Brian Fuentes with a better heater. I like him a lot.

Orel said...

Leach 1-2-3!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Quoting yourself, Orel? Sure you're not still sniffing glue?

Steve Sax said...

Leach swims through the 11th with ease

Alireza said...

We kept Hawpe in check tonight, that makes me happy.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon you jerks, win this will ya? I want to go to bed!

Alireza said...

Note to Joe Torre - Leach has plenty of stuff to pitch to RHB, only threw 10 pitches and Mota sucks. PLEASE leave him in.

Orel said...

Too bad we can't use Wolf as a pinch hitter.

Steve Sax said...

Ali: "Helton is a punch and judy against Lefties"

Dude, Punch and Judy? How old are you?! Wow, that's a throwback term.

Hope you're getting annual physicals.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, it's too bad we can't use Manny as a pinch hitter

Alireza said...

Send us home Bison.

Orel said...

"Quoting yourself, Orel? Sure you're not still sniffing glue?"

Why, you got some?

Steve Sax said...

Too bad we can't use Plaschke as a pinch effigy

Orel said...

I wonder how Erin is holding up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is where a power-bat (cough, cough) could really come in handy (cough, use Mitch Jones, cough).

Orel said...

The Dodgers should grow playoff beards.

Alireza said...

Sax - I am well off from annual proctological exams. I just happened to watch baseball before it got too over burdened with stats.

Steve Sax said...

No
One
Wants
This
Game

Alireza said...

Wow. Peralta was sick there.

Orel said...

MJ on deck.

Alireza said...

Come on Russ. Pretend it is Jered Weaver or Jason Jennings out there and send us home.

Orel said...

Or Peter Jennings.

Alireza said...

Mitch Mode should have been up when Loretta was.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Down goes Martin.

Alireza said...

Gameday is ready to explode. We lost the strike zone.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes
a good swing on the previous pitch and then that

Orel said...

Wow. Russ looked horrible there.

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin, you are not even a shell right now. Come on, big guy, we need you!

Alireza said...

PLEASE KEEP LEACH OUT THERE.

karina said...

When you mention Punch and Judy, are you talking about a puppet show? I had to research it.

You looked very bad at that bat, son.

Orel said...

Stan Lee is installing carpets now?

Steve Sax said...

So if I just write website addresses on my hand, my kids won't use drugs.

Got it.

sonsofstevegarvey.com

Alireza said...

Sax - Russ has actually put up a .421 OBP the last 2 weeks and he crushed one earlier tonight. Hopefully we see more of that and less of this.

Alireza said...

Joe Torre is an idiot.

Steve Sax said...

Alireza, meet Guillermo Mota. Guillermo, Alireza.

Rockies, meet the win column.

Steve Sax said...

Ali, you are too darn positive and factual!

but right. Thanks

Orel said...

I have faith in Mota here. Mock me if you must.

karina said...

Why Mota? Seriously, Torre should explain himself to the general public about his management of pitchers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Falling asleep. Can't keep doing thiszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Orel said...

Another one bites the dust.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice pick by Raffy.

Orel said...

One down. Nice by Furcal.

karina said...

1:20 am here. Thanks the Lord i'm not sleepy yet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go, Mota, go.

Orel said...

High heat!

Alireza said...

For the record, I don't care if Mota has a 1-2-3. Mota has sucked in high leverage situations all year, as if Torre knows what that is, and Leach threw just 10 pitches, 7 strikes and was throwing 95 with movement. Easy call there.

karina said...

I still don't get why he got Leach out, i'm aware this is an extra-innings game, but he can deplete his bullpen on Monday.

Orel said...

Well, Mota did his job.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now's the perfect time for Mitch to knock one out.

Orel said...

666

Nic j said...

I think everyone owes mota an apology.

Besides Orel.

Steve Sax said...

Alireza, you gotta hand it to Mota there.

On to the bottom of the 12th, 2-2

karina said...

At least, no scoring from the Rockies.

Alireza said...

Damn Mota got lucky there. Iannetta murders that if he goes the other way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How d'ya like that. Almost at 700 and no one died.













Except Billy Mays.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, your faith is impressive

Karina, you should go over to Mr LA SF's house and wake him up

Alireza said...

Sax - See above. It was still a bad move.

BTW, I made a mistake about Russ. His OBP the last 2 weeks has been .429, not .421.

Orel said...

Sax, do you still want the PGT?

Orel said...

MJWOHR?

Orel said...

Breaking ball to start him off.

Orel said...

Word's out on Jones: no fastballs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw, Mitch.

Orel said...

Three pitches, one out. No fairytale ending tonight.

Orel said...

MLASF woke up!

Nic j said...

Well there was Mitch jones. The camera man looked like he was laughing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Juan with the infield hit.

Orel said...

Beast Mode AGAIN! He is singlehandedly trying to win this thing!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He needs to steal for the cycle.

karina said...

Beautiful bunt by the Beast. Almost a work of art.

Alireza said...

Love the Beast Bunt.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I think I can do it. Brutal, too, as you can't write this one in advance.

Orel said...

Vin just called the top of the order a gap in the lineup.

Alireza said...

Raffy wasted a good pitch there.

Orel said...

I think O-Dog rests on Wednesday (noon start).

karina said...

On today's newspaper, it was the Dodgers all around. Juan Vene writing about the 1959 World Series and the story of Luis Aparicio doubling off Sandy Koufax. A review of Sunday's game and a half a page article about Belisario, including a mention to his suspected DUI.

Orel said...

O-Dog's pressing big-time.

Orel said...

You must have loved it, Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

J-Mac is the only guy left.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre takes second.

Orel said...

Juan should run from first to home. See what happens.

karina said...

Two bases closer to home!

Orel said...

Wow, that was close.

Steve Sax said...

JP, please don't get picked off of second with two out in the bottom of the 12th

Alireza said...

700

Steve Sax said...

700

Orel said...

Ha!

Steve Sax said...

nice, Alireza!

Now I know how Mr LA SF feels

Alireza said...

Come on O-Dog. This slump has lasted WAY too long.

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAHAHA!

Orel said...

Think Jimmy Kimmel is still at the game?

karina said...

Orel, it was a great way to start the day, the Dodgers don't get much coverage on venezuelan media.

I loved Juan Vene's colum today a little bit more than i usually do. Love old school anecdotes!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*Sarcastic laughter

Orel said...

That counts for comedy when you get into the 700s.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On to the 13th it is.

Alireza said...

Nice work Saxy.

Orel said...

This is getting tiresome.

karina said...

"DAMNIT"

all right, i cursed.

Orel said...

Well, at least we'll shatter 763 easily.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Only two games the Dodgers have gone into the 13th. Both were day games.

Alireza said...

And now you see why I crapped on the move to use Mota instead of Leach. At least Mota would be available now and not have pitched yet.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon James pitch tough - dont be afraid of these bums

Orel said...

How do you know it's late? When the ladies start cussing.

Orel said...

At least we're stretching out their pen too.

Steve Sax said...

There are like 14 people at the game right now

karina said...

Orel, it was a grounder to third, with a runner at second, two outs. It could have been lots better.

Alireza said...

EIGHT PITCHERS?!?!?!

Orel said...

"Orel, it was a grounder to third, with a runner at second, two outs. It could have been lots better."

You said it, sister.

Orel said...

Nice first out, J-Mac.

Alireza said...

Joe Torre is a really, really bad field manager. I don't know if I have mentioned this point before, but it is true.

Erin said...

Alert from a dying, but not yet dead, cell phone: thirteenth inning, and the ushers are STILL not letting anyone sit in the almost completely empty baseline seats. This is absurd.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sax - I bet they're still not letting people sit in the good seats.

karina said...

Good, J-Mart.


How's traffic in that area at this hour?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow, that was a poorly timed post.

Orel said...

James is dealing!

Steve Sax said...

J-Mac dealing, Rockies reeling

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, what's our GT record again this year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice work by J-Mac.

Steve Sax said...

My god, I just finished a MGD here like it was water.

Oh wait, it is water.

J-Mac gets the third out. Wow, that was a quick half-frame.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard, Andre, and Bison: all the power in the lineup.

karina said...

Just 11 pitches. Very good!

Alireza said...

I can tell J-Mac is throwing a touch softer to make sure he can absorb innings if need be.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Anyone got plans for Saturday?

Steve Sax said...

Aha! Erin, your iPhone battery LIVES! You lied to us!

Next you're going to tell us that Michael Jackson is still alive, too.

Alireza said...

MLSF - Probably working on the wedding registry.

Steve Sax said...

And Ted Williams is cryogenically frozen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You plan for your wedding on July 4th? Why, you're no better than the terrorists!

Steve Sax said...

That MGD joke is a lot funnier when one capitalizes "IS" in "It IS water".

It's all in the delivery.

Or maybe, the MGD has higher alcohol content than I have given it credit.

karina said...

This management of pitchers tonight has been ridiculous. What's up with Torre and Honeycutt tonight?

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, LOL on that one. Nice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard leads off with a single.

Orel said...

TRAP

Steve Sax said...

Beard reaches on a leadoff single to right!

Steve Sax said...

I'm going to violate the same rule that I'm using to criticize Vin tonight, and say that Beard will score.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre should be happy he's not facing a lefty.

Orel said...

"Hey Orel, what's our GT record again this year?"

763

karina said...

I really thought Hawpe had caught that, he couldn't keep it, go 'Dre!

Steve Sax said...

does beard have any SBs this year, Alireza?

Nic j said...

On the bright side our pen has kept the Rockies in check.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's got 2, both in the same game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I could have been at this game. Funny how things work.

Alireza said...

Please walk off and send us home.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WINNER WITH ANDRE!

Steve Sax said...

ANDRE HOME RUN!!!!

Orel said...

WHO ELSE?

Fred's Brim said...

holy macaroni!

Alireza said...

NO PICTURES PLEASE!

Nic j said...

Finally. I'm going to bed.

karina said...

GONE! 'Dre the hero!

Steve Sax said...

Why is Loney punching Ethier in the gut?

karina said...

Beautiful swing, by the way.

Alireza said...

Not that it makes a damn bit of difference now, but Beard has 2 SBs in 3 tries this year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TAKE THAT, JIM TRACY!

Steve Sax said...

They should hand out Mini Sirloin Burger coupons just for the hell of it.

Way to go, Dodgers!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

that was a pleasurable win

Alireza said...

Karina - Ethier really does have a beautiful swing. He epitomizes the graceful lefty.

karina said...

I can't think of a better outcome for Erin, who stuck 'till the end on her birthday.

Fred's Brim said...

Does Andre's run count as an insurance run since Casey's run was the winner?

Alireza said...

FB - Not insurance, but it counts.

Fred's Brim said...

maybe state farm wont notice it in the final tally :)

Fred's Brim said...

ok time to go to bed so i can wake up with a swolen hand

gnite everybody!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up! Good night, everybody!

Orel said...

Good night, all! Fine work, everybody!

Alireza said...

ciao

Neeebs said...

Can't we get another 20 posts?

I came back from Nashville on Monday and I was too tired to turn on the computer or check Blackberry. I gave up on the Blue after witnessing too many terrible at bats with runners on late in the game. (Furcal's bunt, Kemp's ground out to the left side, O Dog's grounder to shortstop, Martin's strikeout.)

Glad Andre saved the day.

Now, can we get 19 more posts?

Neeebs said...

Any help coming here?

Neeebs said...

Only 18 to go.

Neeebs said...

Anyone?

Neeebs said...

Am I performing a soliloquy here?

karina said...

Hola Neeebs. Check cerati.com. There's a video of a private listening party of the new record. Didn't see it, because it has bits of the songs and i'd rather wait for any new material to be officially released. If you want to, if you see it, tell me the grade of greatness.

Neeebs said...

Hola Karina:

It's funny to hear the Argentinian accents. I am looking forward to hearing this new CD. But...he doesn't say when it will go on sale. Only says "muy pronto."

karina said...

He's teasing, Neeebs. It's funny how you bring up the Argentinean accent. It's very difficult and tricky to understand, specially if they come from Buenos Aires. I have to pay lots of attention.

On the screen it said you could hear some bits of the record, but Cerati and his sense of humor...

Neeebs said...

Karina: Well your best friend is Chilean, so you KNOW that they all speak like they have rocks in their mouth and they cut off the last letter of all words. I personally like how the Argentines pronounce Caballo, and Sabolla.

Now are we going to get any help in reaching 800 here?

karina said...

I think we are on our own and i came because you asked, like a house elf.

Post #800 is all yours, ok?

Neeebs said...

House Elf? La Chilena, chica says that we have fairies in our garden. I only ask things from my magic Yoda.

Neeebs said...

I actually think that it would be funny if someone like Orel or Sax came down and swooped #800 from this thread. I'll let 799 hang for awhile.

Neeebs said...

Unless you want the honors.

karina said...

That was funny, Neeebs. I once attended a very long course on "Theory and history of new and contemporary Latin American cinema". Most of the films analyzed, were Argentinean. Thing was, the teacher of this course was a very nice Puerto Rican guy who teaches at some university in Colorado, so many of the films we saw, were in VHS format and had English subtitles. I swear i understood more because of the subtitles than listening to the actors.
However, i'm addicted to and HBO-Argentinean produced series: Epitafios 2.

karina said...

#800 is all yours, Neeebs.

La chica chilena might be right, there are fairies in all gardens. Yoda is the best, but a house elf belongs to the Harry Potter lore: they are summoned to their masters, every time they are called.

http://tinyurl.com/mysa6b

Neeebs said...

We always go to the Chilean films at the Los Angeles Film Festival. I can understand about 65% of the film, except when they REALLY speak fast. I saw a high school themed filmed called Promedio Rojo. I could hardly understand it because it was set in high school and all the "kids" spoke fast and in total slang.

We just saw a weird Chilean film called Turista. Directed and written by a woman. It was kind of a chick flick.

Neeebs said...

But then again that is totally off topic here.

Go Dodgers.

Neeebs said...

Heading to the finish line.

Neeebs said...

Almost there..........

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

800

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