Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Game 101 Thread: July 29 @ Cardinals, 5p

Clayton Kershaw (8-5, 2.96) vs. Joel Pineiro (9-9, 2.95).

COMMENTS: In their past five starts, the Dodgers have a 1-4 record, have been outscored 33-14 — and outhit their opponents 52-50. (They also stranded a total of 44 men on base.) The main culprits for this mini losing streak have been poor situational hitting and an ineffective bullpen.

Dodger players have the additional pressure of knowing other NL teams are improving...with more deals on the way. Dodger fans have the additional pressure of knowing Vin Scully's wonderful ride has an end date. But at least Mark Loretta pitched last night. How cool was that?

P.S.: Don't forget 100SS rules still apply!

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J. Steve said...

200

koufax said...

200

Orel said...

200

Erin #2 said...

Let this be 100

Orel said...

HA HA HA

koufax said...

haha orel thanks for bailing me out

Erin #2 said...

DAGNABIT

Orel said...

MLASF with the trash-talkin' claim!

Nic j said...

If Martin pulls the ball into a dp I'm gonna lose it.

Orel said...

It's always nice to start with negative points.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

VICTORY IS MINE!

...but not Martin's

Erin #2 said...

Hee Hee.....I put 100 instead of 200....no minus points for me!!

Orel said...

How's that work for you, Nic?

Cabell said...

I think we can get to 300.

Nic j said...

Only a K. One more shot.

J. Steve said...

We still want insurance! Go Kemp!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp needs to show all those idiots who call up ESPN that he's a good player.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's our closer doing in the on-deck circle?

koufax said...

MLSF i feel ya, but regardless of what they say, he is legit

Nic j said...

I was listening to those crazy people talk about kemp all day. Why would we trade the only 5 tool player we have?

Orel said...

Kemp matures a little more every day.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

As Mychal Thompson says, so we can win now.

Nic j said...

Can manny pinch hit here? No? Ok just checking.

J. Steve said...

Do you think Torre will keep Loretta in to pitch the ninth?

Orel said...

Just a dunker here, Loretta.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That balloons our LOB

Nic j said...

It's that kinda thinking that has made my lifetime as a dodger fan miserable.

Cabell said...

3 more lob.

Orel said...

No wiggle room.

Orel said...

Broxton facing the heart of the order.

Nic j said...

We really need a better pinch hitting option that Loretta.

Cabell said...

Oh lord.

J. Steve said...

I'm tired of seeing Brendan Ryan.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Strap yourselves in. This is gonna be a bumpy ride.

Eric Karros said...

Just got back in...good to see 1-0 lead still preserved, unless GameDay is teasing me again.

Cabell said...

Nic J - seriously, Mark Loretta is the pich hitting option. Thats preety sad.

Nic j said...

I can't watch. My heart can't take this. I'm gonna go get the mail.

J. Steve said...

I don't know if I can watch either.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is probably the best pitcher-hitter matchup in baseball possible.

Orel said...

Steee-rike one!

J. Steve said...

Nice!

Orel said...

I'm afraid Albert Pujols is going to come through my television screen and have his way with me.

Erin #2 said...

I'm just going to sit here and pray!

Orel said...

FOOKY!

J. Steve said...

Furcal made a great play!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel - HD TV does that to you.

Orel said...

Speed on that first pitch to Holliday?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gets ahead 0-2

Orel said...

@MLASF: Pathetically, I'm still in SD.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

STRIIIKE THREE!

Erin #2 said...

I've tried holding my breath but then I get really dizzy and it doesn't make me feel good!

Orel said...

NICE! TV radar says 94 mph on that out pitch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel - you have earned my pity.

Orel said...

@Erin #2: Yeah, don't do that. I don't know what SoSG would do without two Erins!

Orel said...

Thanks, MLASF. It's my own damn fault.

Orel said...

Not a bad pitch, I don't think. Ludwick singles.

Erin #2 said...

As long as there is only one of you Orel, then we are all good!

J. Steve said...

@Orel: Gameday said the three pitches to Holliday were 100, 100, and 99.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uh-oh

Cabell said...

oh shit.

Orel said...

WP advances the runner. Broxton working his two-out magic.

Orel said...

Thanks, J. Steve.

Nice comeback, Erin!

Orel said...

Unintentional IBB here?

Cabell said...

Just get that final out Already.

Erin #2 said...

Come on already!!

Orel said...

After a 3-0 count, Brox works it back full....

Cabell said...

Blow this fool away Brox!

Orel said...

Meanwhile, Manny's digging for gold.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Son of a bitch

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Orel said...

heart = broken

Nic j said...

Of course.

Cabell said...

Excuse me while I go bang my damn head against a wall.

Eric Karros said...

In playm run(s).

Please be a mistake.

J. Steve said...

That sucks.

Eric Karros said...

We may get to 300 afterall

Orel said...

I guess we're getting to 300.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just glad my laptop isn't broken right now.

I Alivandi said...

Damn.

Ox broke him off and Rasmus blooped it.

Minotaur deserved this one.

Cabell said...

This ain't over. Fat ass needs to get this last out.

J. Steve said...

Brox can't lose focus. He needs to get this out

Orel said...

Extras!

Cabell said...

Damn you Brox.

J. Steve said...

Yes! Nice throw Russell!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That CS still does nothing lower my rage.

Cabell said...

I feel so bad for Kershaw.

J. Steve said...

Free baseball! And here I thought I'd be done watching baseball by 8.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin's K looms large now. We really needed insurance

Eric Karros said...

That's it, I'm going to sleep.

I Alivandi said...

Russ just showed Yadier how its done.

Orel said...

Leaving the bases loaded in the eighth really coming back to haunt now.

Eric Karros said...

G'night everyone, hope to see a win tomorrow morning

karina said...

New game...oh boy...

Erin #2 said...

Eric says he leaving but he wants 300

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate the Cards

Eric Karros said...

Later folks, I'm not checking into this thread anymore. Off to bed for me...

Erin #2 said...

But I also want 300

Eric Karros said...

I've already shut down my computer

Erin #2 said...

But what about 300

J. Steve said...

300!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

300

Erin #2 said...

300

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT, for old time's sake

Orel said...

J. Steve with the steal!

Orel said...

Colby Rasmus hates us all.

I Alivandi said...

Colby Rasmus is Jim Eisenreich with talent

Erin #2 said...

So I just lost another billion points and I'm negative even more.....WAAAAAAAAAA!!

Eric Karros said...

Dammit! I swear I nailed 300 but got some 'conflicting access' message! Arghh!!

Erin #2 said...

Eric, that was pitiful!

Orel said...

C'mon Manny, be our Rasmus!

Eric Karros said...

J Steve, I guess you're tied with me now.

J. Steve said...

Hopefully Manny can do something...

Orel said...

"Dammit! I swear I nailed 300 but got some 'conflicting access' message! Arghh!!"

Apparently you didn't pay your SoSG dues this month.

Eric Karros said...

Yes, Erin #2, I am ashamed.

I gotta build up my points with these 'early' games cuz the field will catch up during the 7PM PT starts.

Ok, I'm really going to bed now. Good night.

rbnlaw said...

Coby Rasmus delende est.

J. Steve said...

I lost some points earlier by claiming 201. You should still be ahead...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just lost some points there.

Orel said...

Night, EK!

Orel said...

Manny walks. All we need is for him to steal second. And third. And home.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The worst part was that Colby Rasmus killed us. Not Albert. Not Holliday. Colby Fucking Rasmus.

karina said...

@Orel: heart=broken

Game isn't over yet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Karina, you forget we are cynical.

fanerman said...

We'll pull this one out. I can feel it.

karina said...

Worst part is Pujols hasn't done his usual damage.

fanerman said...

Cynicism tires me.

karina said...

@Fanerman: Imperio would work here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For me, cynicism is a bodily function, like stupidity for Joe Morgan.

Orel said...

That's good, Fanerman. Leave the bitching to us.

karina said...

@Mr LASF: "Karina, you forget we are cynical."

I don't, i just fight against your cynicism.

@Fanerman: that's how my fellow Dodgers/Harry Potter fan rolls!

J. Steve said...

TRON!

Orel said...

Think we can make it to 400?

Nic j said...

A lead off walk. Nice.

Orel said...

Troncoso walks noted offensive threat Yadier Molina.

Erin #2 said...

400? That may require some trivia or Dodger history revisited!!

karina said...

Hmmmmmm, in a couple of innings.

Or someone posts a late game thread.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think this thread can grow some legs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game makes me angry.

Erin #2 said...

In 1988, the World Series Championship was transformed into a "California Classic" as the Los Angeles Dodgers went up against the neighboring Oakland Athletics. Los Angeles had benefited from the amazing arm of Orel Hershiser who had ended the regular season with a record-breaking fifty-nine consecutive scoreless innings as well as one win and saves saves in the National League Championship Series.

Orel said...

Another nice pick by Loney.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon Tron, do what Broxton couldn't and get the third out.

Orel said...

Big Blake D!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

To the 11th we go!

Orel said...

Erin #2 with a blast from the past!

Erin #2 said...

Its the 11th inning stretch.....

Erin #2 said...

1981 World Series....

"For First Baseman Garvey, a .417 hitter in this Series, the win represented, 'the end of a very sentimental journey. Our infield that has played together so long may not be together much longer. What better way to finish than with a world championship.' " - Sports Illustrated (November 9, 1981)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beard-single

rbnlaw said...

@MLASF
I didn't know what Colby Rasmus' middle name was until you mentioned it.

J. Steve said...

Woohoo! Way to go Beard! Now if only we could get some situational hitting...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, I believe it's Dutch.

Orel said...

Erin #2, you're putting us in a sentimental mood.

rbnlaw said...

350!
Gotta count for something?

Orel said...

On 351? Minus points, perhaps?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe if it actually was 350.

Orel said...

Nice! Men on 1st & 3rd w/no out!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney-single! 1st and 3rd, nobody out, there's no way they can blow this.

Nic j said...

I'm not getting excited until we
actually get a run in.

Orel said...

If their closer can blow it, I'll feel a lot better about our closer blowing it.

J. Steve said...

Blake looked tired after that run from 1st to 3rd.

Orel said...

That's not very cynical of you, MLASF.

rbnlaw said...

Loney must know I want to trade him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sorry rbnlaw, Loney's been doing it for Dusto the entire time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OK, nevermind, they can blow it.

J. Steve said...

Friggin' Brendan Ryan again.

Nic j said...

Thanks Russ.

rbnlaw said...

The only thing that could have been worse would have been a comebacker.

Orel said...

Brutal. We are making contact all over the place.

Erin #2 said...

We don't want anyone get excited too early......

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Our next two batters are all about speed. That helps negate the DP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SAFE!!

J. Steve said...

Yes!

Orel said...

Casey safe BY A HAIR!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOOO, don't let Tron bat, we need insurance, dammit!

J. Steve said...

Casey Blake is not a fast man. I think Larry Bowa beat him to home plate.

I Alivandi said...

Nice hustle Beard.

Let's see Tron get a hit.

Orel said...

I want a Tron jack here.

Orel said...

Nothing is easy in St. Louis.

J. Steve said...

Did you really expect anything different from Tron at the plate?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron only has to face DeRosa, Pujols and Holliday.

That's not an enviable task.

I Alivandi said...

Yeah, I had a bit of an argument with Dusto earlier about Loney. His July OPS is up close to .950 now.

Here's hoping Tron can kill worms with Albert, Holliday and Ludwick.

J. Steve said...

At least Rasmus isn't due up.

Orel said...

Elbert Scratched From Albuquerque Start

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That means the Dodgers have Sherrill.

J. Steve said...

Curious to hear what's up with Elbert... is Halladay on the way?

J. Steve said...

You're probably right, but I'm still hoping for Halladay

Orel said...

NOTHING is easy in St. Louis.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either they've made a trade or they've quickly given up on Schmidt

Fucking hell, I knew Tron shouldn't have pitched.

Erin #2 said...

*Tapping my foot*

Come on guys.......

Nic j said...

Nice.

I Alivandi said...

Oh goodness. This is not a good situation.

Orel said...

Put Albert on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know if you can do that with Holliday on deck, but I guess that was their plan all along.

J. Steve said...

Let's see a nice DP.

J. Steve said...

I'm getting sick of the guys on TV talking about how long it's been since Albert's homered.

Orel said...

When Pujols swings and misses, that should count for an entire out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice liner.

Orel said...

Blake's on fire!

I Alivandi said...

Elbert is a bit of an overpayment for Sherrill, but not too bad.

BEARD MODE lives today.

rbnlaw said...

almost there. . .

Erin #2 said...

Any day now....

Eric Karros said...

400, bitches!

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