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!

820 comments:

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J. Steve said...

400!?!

J. Steve said...

400!?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

400

rbnlaw said...

almost there. . .

Orel said...

MLBTR: "10:28pm: Ed Price at AOL Fanhouse gets word that whatever is going on has nothing to do with a George Sherrill acquisition."

Erin #2 said...

didn't do it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOO MORE LOST POINTS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I curse the name of Erik Karros.

Orel said...

EK, you're terrible!

Erin #2 said...

Damn it..I knew he didn't go to bed!!

J. Steve said...

Nice job, EK. I obviously didn't mean to hit it twice... do I get penalized twice?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I shouldn't get penalized for third since J. Steve doubled.

I Alivandi said...

If Holliday gets on, Kuo should be brought in. Ludwick has a big reverse platoon split.

Orel said...

@J. Steve "Nice job, EK. I obviously didn't mean to hit it twice... do I get penalized twice?"

The judges shall convene.

Nic j said...

I'm hoping it's not Elbert and Dewitt like some reports were suggesting.

rbnlaw said...

EK blows my Star Wars reference.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not Sherrill

Erin #2 said...

Clearly, J.Steve should not have to take two hits on that.....he's innocent of the crime!!

I Alivandi said...

Charley just said stinkeroo. Come on buddy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crapola.

Orel said...

Wow, Manny saves a run!

Erin #2 said...

Mr. LA Sports fan also was a victim of a mistake....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny's saving runs today. I guess that makes up for not scoring any.

I Alivandi said...

Manny just made another brilliant play.

Bring Kuo in NOW.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let the record show I was against having Tron pitch the 11th from the beginning.

Erin #2 said...

Crosses fingers and toes...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KAAAAHHN

Orel said...

Wow. We are so fucked.

I Alivandi said...

Damn it. Joe should look at the numbers just once in his life.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm saving the big, correctly spelled Khan for when we lose.

rbnlaw said...

Can we get Sherrill now?

rbnlaw said...

For the record, I totally agreed with MLASF.

Nic j said...

Just bring out Loretta and end this stupid game.

J. Steve said...

This is my first time on the "Top Commenters" list! I guess that happens when you join a game thread.

rbnlaw said...

Hong like a Chi Kuo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Too bad HLACK isn't here.

karina said...

600, anyone?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We'll

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

be

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

lucky

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

to

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

get

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

to

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

500

Nic j said...

I'm hoping everyone starts playing better after this stupid trade deadline is over.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay Kuo!

I Alivandi said...

See how Kuo is owning Rasmus? That is what he would have done to Ludwick.

Orel said...

Speed on Kuo's K pitch?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mid-90's. Maybe topped out at 96

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ETHIER SAVES THE TIE!

Orel said...

ANDRE!

rbnlaw said...

ANDRE FRICKIN ETHIER WILL NOT BE TRADED

J. Steve said...

Gameday had 96.

Orel said...

Thanks, MLASF.

Orel said...

This game is taking years off my life.

J. Steve said...

Nice play Andre!!!

I Alivandi said...

CLUTCH MODE.

Now let's see Andre crack a homer to put the Dodgers ahead for good.

Orel said...

Thanks, J. Steve.

Erin #2 said...

Maybe I should try holding my breath because blacking out looks really good about now......

J. Steve said...

Top of the lineup coming up. Let's hope they can do something this time around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nobody wants to lose this game

Except for Elbert. Elbert probably hates us now.

Fred's Brim said...

i am so tired of this horseshit. lets win this thing already

Orel said...

Let's talk about EK because he's obviously not reading this thread right now.

I Alivandi said...

Motte is in. Smoke thrower. That means Raffy and O-Dog are meat. Manny and Andre have to come through.

Fred's Brim said...

Orel you SOB!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel's no better than those cougers on RHNJ...not that I watch it.

I Alivandi said...

Why are the Dodgers trading (maybe) Elbert when they are running S(c)h(m)i(d)t out there?

Fred's Brim said...

woah that was wierd - i clicked the Newer link and it said 601 of 463 and there was a post by Orel. I thought you had snuck ahead somehow to post 601. now it's in the normal position

sorry to yell at you Orel

Orel said...

What'd I do???

Fred's Brim said...

i tried it again and it said 601 again

Erin #2 said...

Orel, you must have some smack about EK that you can share.... you know he is going to pop up for 500!!

I Alivandi said...

And we just lost radio for 20 seconds. Sounds like Hudson made an out.

Orel said...

No prob, FB. Not even I am powerful enough to overcome Blogger's commenting system.

Fred's Brim said...

click the Newer link below - it says 601 - 474 of 474

Orel said...

Here's some dirt on EK: He likes to say he's going to sleep, but he doesn't actually sleep.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel, are you suggesting EK is a vampire?

Orel said...

Same with me, FB. I think it's just a placeholder for the 600-799 comments.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow, the stadium was silent.

I Alivandi said...

Beautiful hit Manny.

Time to shift into Clutch Mode.

Fred's Brim said...

Did Insane Clown Posse kick Jason Motte out of the band?

Erin #2 said...

Drats, I thought you were going to say that he sleeps in the closet while hanging upside down!!

J. Steve said...

C'mon Andre!

Orel said...

Suggesting, no. Implying, maybe.

rbnlaw said...

You know, they could be calling Elbert up.

Could be.

J. Steve said...

I guess I mean... C'mon Casey!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That would explain why he keeps sucking the life out of me.

Fred's Brim said...

gotcha Orel - i thought you were yelling at EK from the future :)

Orel said...

MLBTR: "10:52pm: Dylan Hernandez at the L.A. Times talked to GM Ned Colletti, who says that the scratch of Elbert did not have to do with a trade. He didn't elaborate further. That could mean Elbert is getting called up instead."

I Alivandi said...

Andre's rep gets around.

Remember, he doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis.

Orel said...

Motte looks like Brendan Donnelly.

Orel said...

Here we go....

Orel said...

How's it going, EK?

Erin #2 said...

Could it be 500

Orel said...

Sax is going to have a ball tallying up this thread.

Erin #2 said...

How about 500

Erin #2 said...

500

Orel said...

CASEY! OH FUCK!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNN

Erin #2 said...

500

I Alivandi said...

Monday just said Motte is balking.

DAMN IT.

J. Steve said...

Damn!

fanerman said...

500

Erin #2 said...

more minus points for me

fanerman said...

Damn.

Orel said...

Everybody loses!

Fred's Brim said...

i hope we dont get Flat Breezy - he gets himself in a lot of trouble out there. somehow he gets out of that trouble, but i dont trust him

Orel said...

I don't regret sending Manny.

J. Steve said...

I'm glad I was watching the game instead of losing another chunk of points!

Chad'sKindaRad said...

is this not the worse game of the season?

I Alivandi said...

I don't know what I fear more. The Cards walking off here or the idea of Mota closing it out if the Dodgers finally do score one.

J. Steve said...

It's not just this game... this whole series has been gut-wrenching.

J. Steve said...

Maybe Elbert will be able to pitch in this game before it ends.

Orel said...

I'm surprised Brendan Ryan didn't hit a bases-empty grand slam there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hernandez elaborates that it could be to replace Leach.

I Alivandi said...

One good thing to come out of this game. Kuo was dealing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh crap.

Orel said...

Double. Former Dodger Joe Thurston. Just the cherry on top of this DAMN GAME.

Fred's Brim said...

christ on a bike!! how many ways can this go wrong?! did manny aggravate his hammy on the play? did Vin have a heart attack watching the game at home? did i miss out on 500?

I Alivandi said...

Dusto - James Loney does it again.

Nic j said...

Holy shit he is out!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, wtf is going on here? He's out at first?

Chad'sKindaRad said...

oh that was dope!!!!

Orel said...

Why did it take two appeals?

Orel said...

Credit James Loney with the assist!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game will most likely go down in the anals of history as a game neither team should have won or lost.

Alex Cora said...

Wow this game is crazy.

J. Steve said...

According to Steve Lyons, since time had been called, the Dodgers needed to put the ball back in play by getting it back to Mota before the appeal.

I Alivandi said...

The worst thing is that Mota almost blew it by throwing a pitch.

BTW, of all the Dodger position players, Loney should be the one pitching emergency relief.

Orel said...

Let's take advantage! On to the 13th!

rbnlaw said...

526!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just glad we're not Card fans. Aside from other obvious reasons, it would be 11 on the Missouri/Illinios border.

Nic j said...

Should of just mota in when it was the 9th, Joe torre doesn't know anything.

Orel said...

The last time we had this many comments in a Game Thread, Michael Jackson died.

Orel said...

(The two were unrelated events.)

J. Steve said...

By the way, Gameday has the play listed as "Joe Thurston grounds out, pitcher Guillermo Mota to first baseman James Loney."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic, c'mon, Joe Torre drives me nuts too, but are you seriously saying Mota should've closed the game instead of the Ox?

Fred's Brim said...

the obvious reason being that they live anywhere near the state of Missouri?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The weather mostly. They have crappy summers.

Orel said...

@J. Steve "By the way, Gameday has the play listed as 'Joe Thurston grounds out, pitcher Guillermo Mota to first baseman James Loney.' "

That would be somewhat inaccurate.

Orel said...

I think we lost Erin #2.

I Alivandi said...

Orel - well, Jacko is still dead.

That sounded a lot harder hit than it was.

Orel said...

600 points, people! You can make up a lot of ground with one post!

Nic j said...

I guess sarcasm doesn't show up very well when i am too lazy to use italics.

Orel said...

When was the last time we hit a home run?

Steve Sax said...

13th inning! What is going on here?

J. Steve said...

They broadcasters mentioned it would go down as a putout 1-2. I don't really understand why.

Orel said...

The Dodgers are sponsoring 100SS.

Erin #2 said...

No, erin was putting children to bed.

I Alivandi said...

Russ has been robbed by the Cardinal defense and by the umps tonight.

Orel said...

@J. Steve "They broadcasters mentioned it would go down as a putout 1-2. I don't really understand why."

Think of it as if he were running really slowly to first.

Steve Sax said...

So what did I miss, guys?

Orel said...

Erin, you don't let the kids watch late-night Dodger games?

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin: 0-for-6 with 2Ks

Steve Sax said...

...and 6 LOB

Orel said...

Just read the entire thread, Sax. It'll tell you everything you need to know.

I Alivandi said...

Matt Kemp now takes professional at bats.

rbnlaw said...

Still waiting for it to go foul.

Orel said...

Bison with the power dribbler!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wanna get into a shouting match with Mychal Thompson so bad tomorrow.

Nic j said...

Alright JP it's time for your one HR.

J. Steve said...

Sax, it's been a pretty uneventful game... just another boring, low-scoring day in St. Louis.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is JP the opposite of Kemp, only they both have speed?

Nic j said...

Well thanks for nothing JP.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp 1B and a great at bat

Now all we gotta do is have him steal three bases

I Alivandi said...

Wow. Just wow. Perhaps Chad Billingsley will pinch hit before tonight is over?

Steve Sax said...

Or, watch JP make an out on the first pitch as a PH

rbnlaw said...

Uh oh. JP backlash has begun.

Josh S. said...

Last home run was Russell's on Sunday.

Hey everybody!

Erin #2 said...

We can make it to 600

karina said...

How many innings the last time we had a large thread like this?

Orel said...

Josh S. shows up just in time for #600!

rbnlaw said...

Shaggy sighting.

Josh S. said...

Well, I guess Weaver's not starting on Friday.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Definitely 13 innings back against the Rox

rbnlaw said...

The posts keep coming fast and furiously.
Fastly and furiously?

Josh S. said...

This was an excruciating game to follow on my cell phone in Lamaze class.

Erin #2 said...

How about this for a dodger home run moment......

Scully said. After two strikes, Gibson hit a ball on the ground, limped about 50 feet toward first base before the ball bounced foul,

“ ...and it had to be an effort to run that far. It's one thing to favor one leg, but you can't favor two. ”

Finally, on a 3-balls, 2-strikes pitch from relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley, Gibson hit a dramatic walk-off home run. Scully nearly screamed,

“ High fly ball into right field, she i-i-i-is... gone! ”

Orel said...

@Karina "How many innings the last time we had a large thread like this?"

13 innings, June 29

Nic j said...

This game is just begging for a pujols walk off

I Alivandi said...

Well, perhaps Jeff Weaver will channel the October 2006 version of himself.

I worry that he won't have enough to back up Schmidt.

Steve Sax said...

I have a bad feeling about this inning

Erin #2 said...

about 20 to go....

rbnlaw said...

If the Cards don't make the playoffs, they will look at all their trades in utter disdain. And I will smite them.

rbnlaw said...

That was close.

Erin #2 said...

EK should be showing up soon....

Orel said...

@ Josh S. "This was an excruciating game to follow on my cell phone in Lamaze class."

There's a joke in there somewhere. But I'll just say congrats!

Orel said...

@Erin #2: Now that's a moment!

rbnlaw said...

Sax with another Stars Wars ref.

Orel said...

Heart froze there.

I Alivandi said...

Weaver didn't pitch for the Dodgers in 2006. The Angels did.

Erin #2 said...

It was a positive memory, unlike this game so far....

rbnlaw said...

@"There's a joke in there somewhere. But I'll just say congrats!"

I should say so. Not many men giving birth these days.

rbnlaw said...

Almost there. . .

J. Steve said...

Pujols actually looked bad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Got him!

Erin #2 said...

Will we get there.....

Erin #2 said...

600

Orel said...

WOW, I was not expecting Weaver to K Pujols.

J. Steve said...

600!

rbnlaw said...

600.

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