Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Game 84 Thread: July 8 @ Mets, 4p

HIroki Kuroda (3-4, 3.91) vs. Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.97).

COMMENTS: The Mets have not scored in their last 22 innings, they don't have an extra base hit in their last 29 innings, and they're running out there a pitcher who is returning from the DL with an ERA that just barely slips under the double-digit level. But don't come crying to me, Mr. Disproportionately Large Baseball Head Guy. We've got enough things to worry about on our own.

Like how Manny Ramirez' impressive 3-RBI night was covered by the national media as "Manny booed, ejected" and "Ramirez ejected after called third strike" (seriously, read that article, and tell me that it wasn't written with a predisposed lynching in mind). Or how Matt Kemp is getting eclipsed in the All-Star Game Final Vote by a 500-pound tub of lard (among others). Or how Hiroki Kuroda has spent most of the year on the DL as well, and is still getting his sea legs back.

Yeah, spare me the tears, Mets fans. It's not like your payroll is $35M more than our payroll. Oh wait, it is.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Jays just released former closer B.J. Ryan. (cough, sign him, cough)

QuadSevens said...

Does CBSSports really not know where the Nationals or Pirates are from? I know they are small market teams and all, but come on!

Steve Sax said...

Quadsevens, that is indeed some pretty funny shit. I didn't notice that when I made the link.

Check out the homeless Nats and Pirates on the last link in the GT, sports fans!

Steve Sax said...

What's with the new avatar Mr LA SF?

Steve Sax said...

Oh my word, it's Artest's new jersey

Steve Sax said...

COL 8, WAS 3 (top 7)

FLA 4, SFO 0 (top 7)

Steve Sax said...

Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Manny, LF
Blake, 3B
Loretta, 1B
Martin, C
Ethier, RF
Kemp, CF
Kuroda, P

Steve Sax said...

Loney sitting!

Josh S. said...

Beat to the lineup by a fraction of a second! You'd think this was your blog or something.

Uh...Free James Loney?

Steve Sax said...

Josh, let's call a spade a spade: This is Orel's blog of late. He's doing a hell of a great job managing this whole circus.

So on FJL, are you wondering about the nickname, or why he's not in the lineup?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now I've updated my avi again.

Beware the wrath of Ron!

Steve Sax said...

4-0 FLA, top nine

Steve Sax said...

I beware the raps of Ron, too

Steve Sax said...

Merkin "Exxon" Valdez has men at second and third with one out in the top of the ninth in SF. Florida still leads 4-0.

Ben said...

"But don't come crying to me, Mr. Disproportionately Large Baseball Head Guy."

Someone has been listening to a lot of "Real Men of Genius" Commercials on the radio. See: http://budlight.whipnet.com/

They are great, and I usually end up singing them to myself during the games.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

http://tinyurl.com/58djou

How could this guy not be voted in?

fanerman said...

Classic classic video.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I couldn't help it.

Neeebs said...

I'd rather be the "most interesting man in the world" than a "real man of genius."

That guy's a stud.

Josh S. said...

"So on FJL, are you wondering about the nickname, or why he's not in the lineup?"

Sorry. Inappropriate use of a question mark on my part. I was just trying to change the subject after getting beaten to the lineup. I said FJL in jest since it's the first time he's sat all season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've changed again. I'm the superman of changing avatars.

karina said...

Mr LASF, you are getting me nervous with the change of avatars. Did you know changing avatars on game threads is bad luck?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I laugh in the face of bad luck. If anything, bad luck should fear me.

Beware the wrath of Ron!
(that is my unofficial catchphrase)

fanerman said...

Karina's avatar makes me warm and fuzzy like having a good butterbeer.

Erin said...

Listening on the radio. Steiner doesn't seem to understand that the half-game the Dodgers gained on the Giants today is only temporary. Twice he's acted as though the Dodgers get that half-game no matter what.

Now he's sort of clarified by saying "at the moment." It's almost like someone told him he sounded stupid.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

4-pitch walk to Raffy.

Josh S. said...

Oh my god they're cheering strikes.

Out of relief?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FC replaces Raffy with O-Dog.

Steve Sax said...

Manny, first-pitch fly out.

Man on first with two away here.

karina said...

Mr LASF, i like your attitude.

Fanerman, i love the fact you're a Potter geek. Already excited by the movie?

Neeebs said...

How could any avatar be more warm and fuzzy (warmer and fuzzier?) than the FANERMAN avatar?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While I understand that Torre wants to play righty vs. lefty, this park does play into the hands of left-handed pull-hitters. We saw that last night with DeWitt.

Josh S. said...

Loretta'd!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for Loretta!

karina said...

Loretta RBI single!

Steve Sax said...

Loretta with an RBI single!

Dodgers score again in the first inning!

rbnlaw said...

Real quick comment: Roger Lodge is a douche.
He also piled on Manny's ejection and predicted (along with the rest of the media) that Manny will be the Dodgers' undoing by the end of the season.
2-4 and 3 RBI and ejected by the 5th. I'll take that undoing.

Remember: Roger Lodge=Douchebag.
Andrew Jones=Douche Mode.

Neeebs said...

OK, so far so good with Loretta.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 41-13 when they score first

karina said...

Martin hits .500 to Perez.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't stand Lodge. I never listened to him, but I saw him a few times on KTLA. He was a pretentious jerk-off who said the Angels would beat the Dodgers in the World Series if they both made it.

Russ ends the inning with a pop-up.

Neeebs said...

Race you to comment 50?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Unbelievably, that inning lowers Perez's ERA.

Orel said...

Epale, all. I like striking first.

Steve Sax said...

i don't want to hear anyone say "JP would have caught that one"

Dusty Baker said...

Does Lodge still have a sports show? Last I left off, that douchebag was on that station that went all-Korean, all the time. He is one arrogant turd.

Neeebs said...

'cricket noises'

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think he's on 870, the Angels' station.

Neeebs said...

Bing

Neeebs said...

50

fanerman said...

Lol @ Neeebs.

Of course I'm excited karina! My Hogwarts t-shirt is ready to go.

Neeebs said...

That's a one man race. Back to work

Dusty Baker said...

That figures. *one fewer vote for Chone Figgins this afternoon*

Neeebs said...

Fanerman, you're in the running for my favorite SOSG commenter.

Steve Sax said...

"I just think we stink right now, we're just not very good."
--David Wright, to the NY Daily News

Orel said...

Final Vote update on the main page.

Josh S. said...

Ooh! Roger Lodge bashing? Can I join in? He's one of those idjits trying to fan the flames of the non-existent Dodgers/Angels rivalry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuroda ends the Mets' poor excuse of a threat.

Neeebs said...

On radio there is an ad for "man groomer" so you can shave all that hair off your back.

LOL

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, that's his M.O. Hailing from the mean streets of Cerritos, he talks a tough game.

Nic j said...

Do the angels have an actual rival?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm radio only today, so heard that back hair groomer ad. At first I thought it was a joke, like an SNL fake commercial. That is SO not what I want to hear about right now. I'd rather see Jack in the Box employees sandwich each other singing about buffalo ranch chicken sandwiches.

Dusty Baker said...

Nicj-

Themselves.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier can't hit a lick against lefties.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vote Bison

Josh S. said...

Vote Kemp!

Dusty Baker said...

"It takes you 30 minutes to go over the ground rules."

karina said...

Venezuelan guy who works at ESPN Deportes: i've already voted for Pablo "Kung Fun Panda" Sandoval.

I'm telling you...

fanerman said...

I'm honored, Neeebs.

Bison Single!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice bunt for Hiro.

karina said...

Fanerman, my Griffindor tie is waiting anxiously to see the light of the day. I'm going to see the movie on the day of the release, twice in a row. First function is at 2:20 pm.

Orel said...

Mangroomer.

I could practically hear Steiner holding his tongue after Monday read the ad.

Josh S. said...

I had a chance to see the new Harry Potter since Mrs. S works for Warner Bros., but the preview screening is the same day as the baby shower.

Josh S. said...

"I could practically hear Steiner holding his tongue after Monday read the ad."

As long as he doesn't get confused and we end up hearing about Bosch Hairless Water Heaters.

karina said...

Rbnlaw, the bar for "d...." umpires was raised for me. Last season, some idiot who wears umpire gear at winter baseball, ejected my team's very lovable mascot. Because his complains, the league suspended the mascot for 14 games.

A week before that incident, he made a very unfair call that benefited Leones and the play was very clear, it was safe by a mile...Aguilas lost the game for one run.

Coincidentally, the day when the mascot returned, he had first base duty. Of course, people yelled at him very awful things (i didn't, i'm a lady that doesn't curse, so i just booed and gave him the stink eye), after the game finished, this girl who goes to lots of games insulted him and he went to the stands insulting her with very foul language. A guy who also goes to every game almost punches him, security had to stop him and he kept saying: why don't you go after me?.

Rest of the crowd was cheering at this guy...

fanerman said...

Wow, karina. A Gryffindor tie. That's serious business!

Orel said...

Interesting "route" by Manny.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm ready for Pierre to come in as a defensive replacement.

Orel said...

Serious stuff, Karina!

fanerman said...

Hiroki's been flirting with trouble every inning.

Josh S. said...

Alright guys, I'm out. Full schedule tonight.

Go Blue! Vote Bison!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Son of a bitch.

Orel said...

All tied up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That took too many pitches to retire Perez

karina said...

Orel, it was very bad, i even saw a security guard pushing the umpire with the excuse to get him apart from the fan.

We were very upset because both unfair calls he did, benefited Leones and Aguilas fans hate Leones. Both calls made Heath Totten lost a game and get a no-decision.

Did you know why he ejected the mascot?. This umpire, Dario Rivero gave a safe call at home, when it was clearly an out. He ejected Aguilas manager, then he ejected Heath Totten ( he was so furious he ripped his uniform shirt). Between innings, Agui (the mascot) got a broom and cleaned home plate, so he ejected Agui. How ridiculous is that?

Agui left the field, but he entered the stands right beside home. He stopped the game 'till Agui left but 15 minutes later Agui was running over the stands in the outfield. Obviously it was a protest for his bad callings.

Besides, you can eject someone from the field, NOT THE STADIUM.

karina said...

Fanerman, i'm debating if i should wear my prescription glasses or stick to my routine contact lenses. Would it be too much?

Orel said...

Karina, do you think it was related to gambling?

karina said...

Erin Andrews talking about the "Beast Mode"!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Back2Back walks after retiring the first two. Dodgers are making Perez work.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Perez has walked the bases loaded.

fanerman said...

Hmm. Do your prescription glasses look like Harry Potter's?

karina said...

I want to think it's not related to gambling. It would be very shameful but now you mention it, it makes sense.

This umpire has a history against Aguilas, the organization has filed lots of complaints to the league and i still don't understand why they keep sending him to umpire games at Maracaibo or why the league doesn't do something about it. Next time he does something like that, it won't be pretty, he could get hurt.

I do not condone aggressive behavior but there's a possibly some drunken people could think otherwise.

Rancho Ardiendo!

karina said...

Nope, mine are thick squared brown glasses, you know, rocking the geek chic look!

Erin said...

Rancho Ardiendo. Perez is struggling. We need to make him pay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Those sarcastic cheers are pretty loud.

Orel said...

Citi Field: home of the sarcastic cheer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGH!

Erin said...

Damn it.

Orel said...

Well, at least his pitch count is up.

Erin said...

100

fanerman said...

Another walk. Nice.

karina said...

Dre, next time...maybe your thing is the late inning clutch.

fanerman said...

Karina, I think I'd go with whichever is the best prescription. Gotta see every last detail!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What the hell is Kuroda doing?

Orel said...

Kuroda is a doubles machine today.

karina said...

Kuroda has allowed three doubles so far. You can put your stuff together, Hiro.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

son of a bitch

Orel said...

How are we even losing?

Nic j said...

huh, were trailing. thats a little weird.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Three doubles in three innings, that's how.

Erin said...

It seems truly impossible that we are losing. We certainly didn't take advantage of the shitty pitches Perez was throwing, and now we're paying the price.

karina said...

Contacts then, Fanerman. Thanks to help me to make up my mind.

That wasn't a good throw, Manny.

karina said...

Well, if it was Juan Pierre throwing....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Kuroda's freaking me out.

Orel said...

Perez must have left some walk residue on the mound.

Nic j said...

if it was juan pierre throwing we would have needed an extra cutoff man.

Orel said...

Flabbergasting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh c'mon, Blake, what the hell are you doing? This is getting bad.

Erin said...

Unbelievable. Glad we could help the Mets break their slump.

Nic j said...

hmm, strange.

fanerman said...

No problem.

Unlike Hiroki. 4-pitch walk =/.

Orel said...

E-5

Nic j said...

calm.
its still early.

Nic j said...

and we are probably looking at like 5 innings of the mets Pen.

Steve Sax said...

what the heck, came back and the wheels have fallen off

Orel said...

Unbelievable. This is fucked.

Nic j said...

damn, still early though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's getting worse. Kuroda has nothing.

Erin said...

Thanks for saving it for national television, too, guys.

Erin said...

He needs to stop it right here.

karina said...

Unbelievable....we'll have to cross our fingers, expect the Mets bullpen perform at their most dreadful and pray for a couple of errors with RISP.

Nic j said...

there we go. just one more.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That couldn't have ended sooner.

Nic j said...

alright lets get it back. Thinking positive today, i guess Karina has influenced me.

Orel said...

Aflac: Who holds the record for most All-Star selections as a Dodger?

Orel said...

The answer is not Hiroki Kuroda.

karina said...

"alright lets get it back. Thinking positive today, i guess Karina has influenced me.

Awwww, Nic j. If we think positive, it could happen.

Belly's on the DL, Wade has been recalled.

karina said...

Maybe the fact Kemp hits 8th on national television is not helping him on the All Star vote.

karina said...

Father Garvey?

Nic j said...

they said on the radio that Belly had no structural damage, so thats good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vote Bison

fanerman said...

Not a good 3rd inning. Time to exploit the soft underbelly that is the Mets defense!

Nic j said...

there we go, lead off single.

Erin said...

GREAT at-bat from Kemp there.

Nic j said...

nice bunt by Hiro.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just 19 more pitches and Perez is gone.

Nic j said...

i actually wouldnt mind if he stuck around, we could use some more walks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay for Furcal!

Erin said...

There we go!

Nic j said...

there we go guys, think positive.

karina said...

Furcal RBI single! si se puede, ladies and gents!

Orel said...

Matt Kemp's single + RBI just got 25 votes from me!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal is really doing well since Manny's return.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate David Wright

Erin said...

SHIT.

Orel said...

O-Man.

Nic j said...

damn, tough break. One run closer though.

fanerman said...

There's 1!

Nic j said...

manny cant do much damage hitting leadoff.

Orel said...

Aflac: Pee Wee Reese (10 appearance)

Nic j said...

Leaving Oliver in? okay.

fanerman said...

No-dog...

karina said...

Well done, AC!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice inning for Hiro.

Erin said...

Much better inning. And quick, too. Way to settle down, Hiroki.

Wicks said...

I can't stand Rick Sutcliffe as an announcer, please tell me i'm not alone.

Nic j said...

there we go, easy inning. Lets get some runs now.

fanerman said...

Mute button, Wicks.

Orel said...

Crush it, Manny.

Wicks said...

Oh, I'm using it Fanerman! I have no choice if I want to keep from throwing up.

Nic j said...

woo, lets hope manny plays a little longer tonight.

Nic j said...

the person running the pitch count on prime ticket is too slow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Perez is on his last legs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was Beard's third walk of the game.

karina said...

Back to back walks...bullpen coming up!

Nic j said...

wolf changed his number?!?! They should give refunds on jersey shirts when they do that mid season. If there is anyone out there with a randy wolf shirt.

karina said...

Master Ran-Dee can convince you not to ask for a refund.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Torre benched the wrong lefty

Nic j said...

its a shame Perez this crappy and still leave winning.

karina said...

Mr LASF you have a point there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney's batting .301 against southpaws, Ethier bats .189

That, and Beast Mode hits well against lefties.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh how I hate David Wright

Nic j said...

hmmm, that no good.

karina said...

It was supposed Wright was in a slump.

Orel said...

Lyons just said "lift and separate." Home runs or bras?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is getting ridiculous.

Nic j said...

things could be worse, we are only down two.

karina said...

If we ask for a double play, it will come.

Nic j said...

Hiro just doesnt have it tonight.

Orel said...

Kuroda is a mess.

Erin said...

We're losing to an assortment of minor leaguers.

Nic j said...

lets see what wades got, his minor league work hasnt been great, but he is a fly ball pitcher and ALB is a major hitters park. Im sure Citi will be a little kinder to him.

karina said...

Erin, indeed and if they lose this game, i'm going to eat my breakfast tomorrow in silence.

Wicks said...

Sutcliffe just said our pitching tonight shows we must make a trade for Holliday quickly.......hahahahahahahaha

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's getting worse

Nic j said...

maybe not.

karina said...

Schneider, from all people...

karina said...

trade for Holliday? what did that guy smoke?

I read on the dodgers.com board someone who said we could trade Loney for Blablock.

Nic j said...

alright, just one more out. Down three with four innings to go is manageable.

karina said...

Is anyone using Safari as browser? it's taking ages to load the vote page.

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