Saturday, July 04, 2009

Game 81 Thread: July 4 @ Padres, 1p

Randy Wolf (3-3, 3.61) vs. Josh Geer (1-3, 5.68).

COMMENTS: At Petco Park. “Beat LA” ad on Twitpic (Diamond Notes)

Go ahead, Padres fans. Wave your stupid license plate beach towels. Remember that can of five-run whup-ass that we opened on you in the first inning yesterday? Well, we're coming back for more today, back again with Manny Ramirez. And do you think he's going to go 0-for-three again? Not likely. So have those towels at the ready, Padres fans; you'll need them to DRY YOUR TEARS.

(Post assist: Thanks, Sax!)

175 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

At least with today's day game I don't have to mope around the house ALL day, nervous with anticipation. Only all morning. Chores? Pfffffttttt...

Orel said...

Furcal, SS
Martin, C
Ramirez, LF
Ethier, RF
Blake, 3B
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Castro, 2B
Wolf, P

No O-Dog means Martin moves to the second slot. Interesting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would have put Ethier in the 2-hole. Martin didn't do well last season in front of Manny.

Dusty Baker said...

Good to hear - O needed a good sit to rest and recuperate. Much respect to our canine 2B, but he needs to hit reset.

Alex Cora said...

Agreed. Andre needs to be in the 2 slot. But Joe has been doing this longer than I have.

Josh S. said...

Orel's bringing the THUNDER!

Damon said...

Saito blew it for the redsox

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dick Stockton's getting old.

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn Fox blackout

Steve Sax said...

Eric Jarrod says Josh Geer has to keep the ball in the park.

No shit.

Martin grounds weakly.

Fred's Brim said...

baboom!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MANNY'S BACK, BITCH!

Steve Sax said...

Dude!manny!

Fred's Brim said...

thank you for the cut-in, Fox

Alex Cora said...

No fricken way - MAN RAM IN BACK!

Alex Cora said...

Hey Sax did you see that?

Josh S. said...

A homer on national TV. It's his gift to America.

JBJ-1138 said...

homerun by manny!!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stockton: Manny just dropped his glove. Let's go to the crowd for a reaction.

Steve Sax said...

They interviewed the Padres fan who caught the ball, and asked him why he didn't throw it back. "because it's worth a lot of money."

yeah dude!

Steve Sax said...

Manny picks his nose. Let's go to the crowd for a reaction.

Steve Sax said...

Eric Karros' "Sprint Pitcher Profile" for Randy Wolf:
1. Get a Decision.

Thank you for that insight, EK.

Steve Sax said...

MSB hits one deep to left, but Manny fields it easily.

You're no Manny, MSB.

Steve Sax said...

how did Randy Wolf overrun that comebacker? Gonzo reaches on a cheapie.

Nic j said...

Eckstein comes out to the d-generation x theme music. HAHA.

Steve Sax said...

hey, is everyone else out at the barbecue grill? Save some hot dogs for me!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm gonna leave for a BBQ in a few minutes, but I saw the most important part.

Steve Sax said...

Robothal is at the game, speaking of Mini Sirloin Burgers. I think he's hoping to interview David Eckstein.

Dusty Baker said...

Took me a few minutes to post after Manny's HR because I've been texting about 50 friends telling them to piss off - Manny is baaaaaack!

Here's to Steve Lyons, whining like a 6 year old girl on post-game last night about how rusty ManRam is. A hitter that good can't ever be that far off his form, Steve.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny just made a routine catch. Let's go to the crowd for a reaction.

Orel said...

Hey, did I miss anything?

Steve Sax said...

why is casey blake crying in the dugout?

Erin said...

I'm heading out to a BBQ shortly, but I saw the homer.

And I also just saw the great defensive play from the Padres. Damn it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That DP was purely luck.

Dusty Baker said...

Casey was touched by all the Lou Gehrig hoopla?

Orel said...

Time for a new sidebar poll.

Erin said...

MLSF, lucky that the shortstop was playing up the middle, but it still required a good play from him to get the ball, and a better one from Gonzalez to get the throw and get on the bag.

I'm always so sick of the hoopla over Rick Monday stopping the guy from burning the flag. Call me unpatriotic if you want, but it is far from a "heroic" moment. It's just a moment.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I am officially leaving.

Happy Independence Day!

Orel said...

First time through the Dodgers' lineup: All batters have made contact.

Orel said...

Holy smokes, Steve McNair has been murdered.

Erin said...

Just saw that, Orel. Shot in the head. Wow.

Orel said...

Baseball has a lot of causes this year. Not that I'm complaining.

Orel said...

Tie game.

Erin said...

Damn it, Wolf. These are the Padres!

Orel said...

"Royal blue"???

Orel said...

Siddown!

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus, Wolf. Just when I'd settled into some potato salad. I'm having to set my plate down and concentrate now.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Wolf. Settle down. 2-0 count.

Orel said...

Wolf needs to settle into some potato salad.

Steve Sax said...

Erin, are you saying Rick Monday saved a flag from being burnt on the field when he was a player? Funny, I've never heard that story.

Orel said...

Wolf, meet potato salad!

Steve Sax said...

BOOM down goes Headley

Manny to bat second in the fourth inning...stay tuned, Dodger fans!

Steve Sax said...

Orel, your potato salad is pretty good

Orel said...

Wolf at 65 pitches through three. Hope the bullpen's ready.

Orel said...

I prefer macaroni salad.

Orel said...

HOU 0, SF 0, bot 4

Josh S. said...

"Robothal is at the game, speaking of Mini Sirloin Burgers. I think he's hoping to interview David Eckstein."

Well, he has always looked up to him.

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, I tried to call you but I couldn't reach you; I hope you're okay with my adding to GameThread.

Dusty Baker said...

Luckily I have all bases covered: macaroni salad, potato salad, and the requisite Doritos.

Clearly my concentrating paid off and Wolf got out of the inning. If he keeps getting in jams, it's going to cause me to lose weight. The Wolf Diet...

Josh S. said...

The Major League Ban Against Banned Substances!

Steve Sax said...

Why is Martin batting second, if at all???

Fred's Brim said...

Fox with the cut-in

Orel said...

Thanks, Sax. I added an acknowledgment at the end of the post.

Steve Sax said...

Duncan saves Manny from getting thrown out...that was still a BAD CALL

Fred's Brim said...

and the Fox cut-away. was he safe?

Dusty Baker said...

Is Manny's batting helmet alive? It looks like it is oozing a substance.

Josh S. said...

Awful call. Ump almost got his head torn off and we almost lost Manny again.

Orel said...

Still no walks or Ks for Geer.

Orel said...

Nice 1-2-3 inning, Wolf!

Orel said...

Only Apple could make cut & paste seem like an innovation.

Josh S. said...

Well, the iPhone/iPod cut and paste is kind of a pain in the ass, so that's innovative, I guess.

Dusty Baker said...

Orel - Don't cut and paste too many times. you only have a couple hours battery life on that thing!

Orel said...

When is someone going to invent a solar-powered cell phone?

Orel said...

Kemp goes fishing.

Orel said...

Manny with the nice, if inelegant, catch!

Fred's Brim said...

Orel, they have been busy doing this with cell phones

Orel said...

Wolf Ks Gonzo!

Orel said...

Wolf at 85 pitches through five. The sixth will the be real test.

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, Randy

Orel said...

Wow, a bacon-cheese burrito from Taco Bell.

Orel said...

A single!

Orel said...

Another single! First and third for you-know-who!

rbnlaw said...

Back yard full of kids and more coming over (we have a pool, think twice before putting one in if you like privacy).
This is my only chance to be on the thread.

Orel said...

Apodaca?

Orel said...

Rbn, I thought you were downing pulled pork sliders and Bud.

Orel said...

BULLSHIT

rbnlaw said...

How about Ethier in the 3-hole and Manny batting clean-up tomorrow?

Just a thought.

Fred's Brim said...

Fox is effing me here - did we get jobbed again?

Orel said...

Really close, FB. Wide-angle replay seemed to support the ump's call.

Manny will always bat third.

rbnlaw said...

Orel,
I was. Then the kids called and said the Transformers movie was over.
Thus, my blissful sports bar experience was over, and I returned to the family-oriented 4th of July festivities.

The Bud is on ice here at Casa de RBN.

Orel said...

Manny's out. Beast Mode in.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought all the close plays today were good calls by umps, but the Martin out at second play just now was garbage from the angle I saw. Home cookin'...

Orel said...

Alone-time is important for Daddy!

rbnlaw said...

"Manny will always bat third."

Yeah, but a guy can dream, can't he? I do like the way he shakes up opposing pitchers just by being in the line-up.

BTW, I asked the Angels' fan I was with how their cheater was doing. He didn't answer.

Fred's Brim said...

reallY? 3 ABs is all he can do?

Orel said...

Just you watch. JP is going to hit one out.

Orel said...

GREAT sixth by Wolf. Nice to see him get over that hump.

Dusty Baker said...

This is totally a hitter's park tailormade for a JP home run to deep center.

Fred's Brim said...

I thought I was the one with the crazy predictions!

Orel said...

When did Josh Geer turn into freakin' Cy Young?

Orel said...

I want to see Juan do the Joe Morgan-esque elbow pump.

Orel said...

Blake single. Let's get Wolf the win here.

Orel said...

Geer hit 94 mph in the sixth?

Orel said...

First & third, one out!

Orel said...

Not sure why the ice is necessary in that Smirnoff commercial (other than to cool the drinks).

Dusty Baker said...

I'm sick with the flu so have to lay off the beer today. For the official record: This would be the point in the game where I would normally speed up my consumption, nervously gulping my Dos Equis drunk out of my tattered, yet serviceable beer cozie.

Orel said...

WP! 2-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Take a run any way we can get it!!!!!

Orel said...

Sorry to hear that, DB. Maybe you could chug some DayQuil.

Steve Sax said...

Wild pitch on pitch #1

2-1 dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

There it is - Dr. Orel's orders!

Josh S. said...

LMAO at Loney and Mariano.

Dusty Baker said...

SF up 8-0. Can't Houston help us out?

Orel said...

Ugh, Belisario. Leadoff walk.

Orel said...

Damn.

Orel said...

How big is Kyle Blanks? He looks like Shrek?

Dusty Baker said...

Alfonzo's slide! Helps me forget what predicament we're in.

Orel said...

So, Belisario doesn't have it today.

Fred's Brim said...

Randy going to be enrolling at Notre Dame in the fall? Or maybe the University of North Dakota?

Orel said...

Bummer.

Orel said...

No iDea, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

ND

Fred's Brim said...

crud

i guess Belli was due for a turd like this

Orel said...

I don't like Bob Dylan in those Pepsi commercials, but the baseball version is cool.

Nic j said...

They are instructing the crowd to wave their beat LA towels.

Fred's Brim said...

Troy Aikman is part owner of the Padres? he threw out the first pitch apparently. one-hopped it too

Orel said...

"They are instructing the crowd to wave their beat LA towels."

There's true fan passion!

Orel said...

Blake saves a run. Damage is "limited" to three. 4-2 Padres.

Orel said...

Why do we seem to lose when we homer?

Orel said...

3-0 count to Raffy!

Orel said...

Four-pitch walk!

Orel said...

Anything but a DP, Russell.

Dusty Baker said...

I loved those commercials until the very end when it is revealed to be an ad for the dread Pepsi.

Orel said...

Raffy beats the throw! Nice! 1st & 2nd, no out!

Fred's Brim said...

Orel, this would be the time....

Orel said...

And Manny's up — oh wait, it's Juan Pierre.

Orel said...

Sac bunt. Well, Manny would have done the same thing.

Orel said...

Great, Heath Bell.

Josh S. said...

Manny would have had a sacrifice homer.

Josh S. said...

Heath is due to get lit up.

Orel said...

Excuse me, the Taco Bell bacon burrito also includes potato.

Orel said...

Hmmm, one run is in. 4-3 Padres.

Orel said...

Seemed a little outside.

Orel said...

shit

Dusty Baker said...

Heath Bell looks like Broxton's younger brother.

Orel said...

Why did they need to paint the place purple before having their rave?

Josh S. said...

Watch that fist pump, Heath. You still need to get three more outs.

Orel said...

Pitches like him, too.

Fred's Brim said...

Cops usually get suspicious of abandoned gas stations that have 50 cars parked out front and loud music pumping out of them when they are painted green

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not a violent man, but I want to strangle Chris Rose. What a freaking clown. Go make some sand angels and leave your mic in the booth.

Orel said...

Padres MVP: Juan Castro

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit Castro, you commie bastard!

Orel said...

Game over.

Dusty Baker said...

Embarrassing. Putrid relief pitching. Were these guys out partying all night?

Josh S. said...

Great, now the towels have an air of legitimacy.

Josh S. said...

Can we throw a fake mustache on Manny and have "Danny Ramirez" pinch hit in the ninth?

Josh S. said...

A bigger mustache than he already has, I mean.

Dusty Baker said...

2 hrs of a COPS marathon sounds like the only thing to do after a game like this.

Orel said...

So, do we need to trade for more pitching?

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Josh S.

Fred's Brim said...

wow - get it out of your systems, boys

Bills is gonna have to go pretty long tomorrow

Orel said...

Four-pitch walk to Loney to lead off the ninth.

Josh S. said...

"So, do we need to trade for more pitching?"

It's starting to look like it, though I can't for the life of me figure out who we can give up. Pierre alone is not going to get them anything.

Orel said...

Good point by Karros. Get Bell's pitch count up for tomorrow.

Orel said...

No one wants just prospects.

Orel said...

Kemp RBI! 7-4 Padres!

Orel said...

Redeem yourself, Castro.

Orel said...

O-Dog On-Deck!

Orel said...

Castro Ks on ball four.

Dusty Baker said...

It's time for you to retire and let Raul take over, Castro.

Orel said...

"Los Doyers" T-shirt in the crowd!

Orel said...

Hudson watches another meatball.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, O, but that was a strike.

He didn't look like he had a chance in hell to hit anything in that at bat.

Orel said...

Well, that sucked. PGT up.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel so...unrequited. Oh well, off to mope around the crib until tomorrow's rubber game.