Friday, July 31, 2009

Game 103 Thread: July 31 @ Braves, 4:30p

Jason Schmidt (1-1, 7.88) vs. Tommy Hanson (5-1, 2.95).

COMMENTS: Talk about a study in contrasts. Today the Dodgers start a once overpowering pitcher ending his career as a overpaid paperweight, and the Braves start a 22-year-old hotshot rookie with a plus-fastball and his entire career ahead of him. Do you like where this is going? I do not.

Atlanta, third place in the NL East with a 52-50 record, is 10-11 against NL West teams this season. Today would be a wonderful day to witness the Dodger bats thaw further, as we would hate to continue "all the weeping, moaning and teeth-gnashing about the weak offense of a team that's [24] games over .500," as my Mets fan friend puts it.

(100SS. Game 4. Right here.)

332 comments:

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Nic j said...

When did Ned trade for a better Jason Schmidt?

Josh S. said...

200

Josh S. said...

First try: -40. Nuts.

fanerman said...

Not even trying this time.

fanerman said...

Back-to-back K's!?!?!!!

Josh S. said...

Will we see Flat Breezy tonight?

Orel said...

Hanson at 85 pitches.

karina said...

"Always the tone of surprise"

Orel said...

And the Reds tie it up. Nice.

Orel said...

O-Dog funnin' the home plate ump!

Josh S. said...

Hilarious!

Dusty Baker said...

O needs to spend more time in the box and less time trying to predict during the pitch that the ball will be called a ball. He's started doing this a lot lately.

Orel said...

Hanson is done! Schmidt is done! Beast Mode is up!

Orel said...

Although bunting in that situation is arguable, Pierre did a good job of it there.

Orel said...

Furcal RBI! 4-0 Dodgers!

Josh S. said...

Huh. I'm glad he laid down the bunt, but why burn a pinch hitter to do what the pitcher can do.

A RUN!

Dusty Baker said...

Pile it on!!! Screw a tomahawk chop!

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier usually hits HR in bunches. Come on, Dre!

Orel said...

Lyons tried to say "quality" and "caliber" at the same time and came up with "qualiber."

Josh S. said...

Hudson's a guy I trust not to get thrown out at home. No need to wave in guys like Beard or Manny.

Dusty Baker said...

Totally agree Josh.

karina said...

Manny vs Manny

Josh S. said...

Manno a Manno!

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Manny just needs a haircut. I mean, that shit is getting long.

Eric Karros said...

Too manny guys with the same name

Eric Karros said...

Maybe he is the anti-Sampson

Orel said...

Maybe the David Ortiz news really affected him.

Orel said...

Hey, EK.

Orel said...

Tron = 7th
Sherrill = 8th
Broxton = 9th

Eric Karros said...

What's up, Orel

karina said...

Epale, Eric!

Josh S. said...

I think Manny's problem is partly in his hand and partly in his head.

Eric Karros said...

I see you got 200. Well done.

Training Day is on TV again, at the same scene as last time I was on the GT.

Orel said...

That was a cheapie. Guess the Braves were due.

Eric Karros said...

Howdy Karina!

Orel said...

This thread is like Groundhog Day now.

Josh S. said...

Who had 52 before Sherrill? Someone recent...Vargas?

Eric Karros said...

The scene still stresses me out even though I just saw it 2 days ago

Dusty Baker said...

Sherrill sighting. He's warming up. Can confirm that his hat is indeed Flat Breezy.

Hope we see him (but not b/c Trancoso has sucked).

Josh S. said...

Man, what's up with Tron lately?

Dusty Baker said...

Um, sorry to be an accidental Nostradamus.

Josh S. said...

To answer my own question: JMac was #52. He is now #31.

karina said...

Welcome Flat Breezy, can you get us out of the jam?

Josh S. said...

He's kinda Fat Breezy.

karina said...

Long time we don't hear of Nostradamus. He could be useful for the hundreds game.

Orel said...

This is an odd delivery.

Dusty Baker said...

No pressure, Sherrill.

Orel said...

Gets McLouth!

Orel said...

Back-to-back Ks!

Orel said...

Here's the big test: Larry.

Dusty Baker said...

Rox now up 5-3

Josh S. said...

The WP is like a rite of passage for new Dodger pitchers.

Orel said...

RA for the Braves.

Dusty Baker said...

Can't take a weekend of the tomahawk chop.

Orel said...

Just think how bad it would be if we were losing.

Dusty Baker said...

GOT HIM!!!!!!

Orel said...

He's got a breaking pitch too!

Eric Karros said...

sweet

Josh S. said...

Collins: "Dodgers live to fight another day!"

Huh???

Eric Karros said...

Karina, I haven't heard from Nostradamus lately either. He doesn't answer my texts.

Josh S. said...

OK, good trade!

Nic j said...

The Brim Reaper strikes again.

Eric Karros said...

I wish this game were on TBS

karina said...

Maybe he feels the Dodgers are dominating, their fans don't need any of his insight.

karina said...

What are we going to tell Dusto when he says King James sucks?

Dusty Baker said...

BISP

Bison In Scoring Position

Orel said...

@EK "I wish this game were on TBS"

I'm surprised it isn't.

Orel said...

Bison double!

Eric Karros said...

Another good scene on Training Day. Ethan Hawke busts in on Denzel and Eva Mendes.

Eric Karros said...

I used to know I could catch the game on TV when they played the Braves, Cubs, or Mets. No longer so with the Braves.

Orel said...

Is it on TNT?

Eric Karros said...

Orel - no, but 'Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life' is

Josh S. said...

Cool! "Casey Blake: In My Own Beard" premieres next Wednesday!

Eric Karros said...

TBS phased out their Braves broadcasts a few years ago

Dusty Baker said...

I was waiting for a Blake "Before the Stubble" episode.

Eric Karros said...

Will Beard be wearing the same outfits as Angelina Jolie?

Josh S. said...

Anyone know why Matt Diaz pronounces it DYE-az?

Eric Karros said...

JMac gets 3rd out as Hawke gets his ass kicked on Denzel's porch.

Dusty Baker said...

The show isn't about Sarah Jessica Parker, is it?

Orel said...

He's hardcore.

Orel said...

Diaz, that is.

Orel said...

I gotta say, the George Sherrill Era is off to a good start. I wonder who pitches the ninth.

karina said...

That's the J-Mac we want to see. Awesome!

Eric Karros said...

I don't know why he pronounces it DYE-az, but I bet he also likes to use the term "byotch"

Orel said...

All the bats are perking up...except Manny's.

Orel said...

To be fair, Manny had a single today.

karina said...

@Eric: "JMac gets 3rd out as Hawke gets his ass kicked on Denzel's porch."

Lovely.

Eric Karros said...

Ok fellas, it's been fun but I gotta run...

Orel said...

Andre go boom! 5-0 Dodgers!

Eric Karros said...

Gellas and ladies, that is. Hope Dodgers close it out. Good night!

Josh S. said...

66 RBI!

Orel said...

See ya.

Eric Karros said...

He homered, really? Gameday hasn't registered it yet.

Josh S. said...

I wanna see JMac drill one.

Eric Karros said...

Oh, he doubled, not homered.

Orel said...

Sorry, Ethier had an RBI-double.

karina said...

See you sooner than later, Eric ;)

Eric Karros said...

bye karina et al!

Alex Cora said...

yeah

Orel said...

300

Alex Cora said...

300

Eric Karros said...

Speaking of movies, 300 is a good one too.

Orel said...

SWEET

Alex Cora said...

damn, you!!!

Eric Karros said...

damn! My first miss, but I don't think I'm in penalty-zone

Orel said...

It's funny how only the Sons are playing 100SS now.

Dusty Baker said...

Kuroda's brim is at least as flat and breezy as Sherrill's.

Eric Karros said...

Orel you are on fire.

Orel said...

I do believe you are in the penalty zone, EK.

Orel said...

Apparently Sherrill has a whole host of nicknames.

karina said...

Besides Flat Breezy, what else?

Eric Karros said...

How many comments too far is penalty zone?

Josh S. said...

I didn't even notice it was close to 300. Looks like my -40 might get me into the top 10, though.

Orel said...

Bison grab!

karina said...

Countryman Martin Prado, crush him J-Mac

Orel said...

I might have to switch my Gold Glove prediction from Loney to Kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

Bison with another great catch! I want a DVD of all the great Bison catches of the season.

Orel said...

@EK "How many comments too far is penalty zone?"

The further your claim is from the actual hundreds comment, the more points you lose.

Eric Karros said...

You're right, I was in penalty zone. Fortunately I wasn't playing 100ss with my comment, I was just talking about movies. Phew!

Orel said...

Wikipedia:

"...also known as 'The Brim Reaper', 'Flat Breezy', and 'Duckbill' (all due to the fact that he keeps the brim of his hat very flat while he plays)"

Orel said...

Gewinnt!

Josh S. said...

Game ends in the allotted TV time. Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

25 games over .500

Great way to start my weekend. I even forgot for awhile that we did not get Washburn, Halladay, AGon, or Bell.

Orel said...

I have to eat dinner now, so the PGT will be delayed. Feel free to 100SS amongst yourselves.

Dusty Baker said...

There's a Wiki entry for that? What the hell do people do all day with their time?

Next you'll tell me they sit around all day posting on blogs about phantom baseball trades.

Eric Karros said...

Ok, Training Day just ended but now they're showing it again. AMC must be cutting costs.

Good game!

karina said...

It's a Dodgers win! who wants to play 100s?

Eric Karros said...

Much like Joe Mauer, I don't think we're getting anywhere near 400, Karina...

Dusty Baker said...

Not me!

karina said...

So, no more 100s tonight. Just wanted to hang around while my friend picks me up.

Night everyone!

Steve Sax said...

I'm not doing the Post-Game Thread, but since it's in process, this Game Thread is officially locked for 100SS.

Orel said...

Post-Game Thread is up!

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