Saturday, July 11, 2009

Game 87 Thread: July 11 @ Brewers, 4p

"Ed Hardy? Never heard of him. Is he related to J.J. Hardy?"

Jeff Weaver (5-2, 3.32) vs. Mike Burns (1-2, 5.57).

COMMENTS: According to MLB.com, Jeff Weaver has never faced the Brewers. Whoops, wrong Weaver! Burns, on the other hand, has faced the wrath of Ryan Braun, who in turn faced the wrath of Brewers GM Doug Melvin. Serves Braun right for making clothing for douchebags.

Earlier douchebag content at SoSG:
Things I Don't Understand: Ed Hardy T-Shirts
Dan Neil, on Wine for Douchebags
"Douchebag" Has Jumped the Shark, You Douchebags

124 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Mets signed Angel Berroa

Ferio said...

The collecting of ex-Dodgers continues.

I think this http://tinyurl.com/krjpn8 deserves to be added to your douchebag content.

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

The question is not if Matt Kemp will hit another grand slam today; it's how many grand slams will he hit?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm starting to have trouble finding a fault in the lineup. It seems Kemp keeps coming up in key situations and getting clutch hits.

Nic j said...

Brox is not gonna play in the allstar game. I guess that tie issue he has is not looking good. So we are down to two allstars.

I just read it on dodger thoughts

Nic j said...

*toe.
He may also have an issues with ties, my iPhone seems to think so.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And DeWitt was DeMoted in exchange for Elbert

Dusty Baker said...

Ya'll ready to do this?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We should have a "DeWitt: Promoted/Demoted" counter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre's becoming Adam Dunn.

Erin said...

So have we ever faced this Burns guy? If not, we could be in for a long afternoon.

Nic j said...

Boo-urns

koufax said...

i was saying boo-urns!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn Koufax u beat me to it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was some crappy fielding.

Penos Cabell said...

Damn.

Dusty Baker said...

What was Ethier doing back there, having a wank?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More bad fielding.

Erin said...

Oh man, Martin. Not cool.

Penos Cabell said...

Excuse me while I go throw up.

Erin said...

You're a catcher. You're supposed to be able to handle a low throw.

Dusty Baker said...

Please tell me it's not going to be this kind of day. I have too much invested today to stink it up like this.

Erin said...

I'm with you, Dusty. They better have this crap out of their systems right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Martin looks non-plussed, like he could take it or leave it. He needs to get some fire in the belly these days.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This does not bode well.

Erin said...

Jesus. I have waited all day for this? Come on!

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like we're going to need 2, maybe 3 Bison grand slams today. Go ahead and order some up, Torre.

Penos Cabell said...

What's going on?

Dusty Baker said...

that's what the ump is on the phone doing, I guess - ordering up some Bison HRs.

Penos Cabell said...

That was close.

Erin said...

That 3-2 pitch was strike three.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a New York-strike.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

By which I mean a ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, wait, vice-versa it.

Erin said...

Ha, I thought so MLASF.

Erin said...

All right, boys. Time to get the runs back.

Martin, I'm looking at you.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Blake starts things off well.

Erin said...

Let's go, Loney!

Dusty Baker said...

"Schmidt might be involved..."

Riiiiiiiight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hit-and-run works well, at least in the fact that it moves Beard to second.

Erin said...

I know Russell is on a bit of a hot streak right now, but it just doesn't feel like that's true. He's got a lot of work to do to make up for the first half of this season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fail for Martin.

Erin said...

Did Martin take the bat off his shoulder in that at-bat?

Dusty Baker said...

Good pitching...not a lot you could do with that, J. Russ.

Dusty Baker said...

I meant that last pitch, not the whole at bat, for the record.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If O-Dog can just work out a walk...

Orel said...

I hope Weaver can overcome the spotty defense.

Erin said...

Here's where you might run into a problem with Kemp batting eighth.

If Hudson gets on, they would probably walk Kemp to just get to the pitcher.

And once again, Lyons calls Kemp the "Tinkle Guy." I really can't tell you how much I hate that.

Erin said...

So Burns gets the pitch Weaver couldn't get in the last inning.

Dusty Baker said...

I figured out the problem...I changed my game brew today. Anchor Steam Summer - not all that great. Tastes like hay. Sorry folks - it's all on me. I'm switching back over to Dos Equis, per the usual. Won't happen again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now that looked like a New York strike.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Weaver's getting squeezed.

Erin said...

Ugh. Lead-off walk.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Poor Milwaukee fans. They'll just have to settle for their two-run lead.

Erin said...

Sorry, Counsell. In the big leagues we call that a swing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nobody can get the bat off the shoulders.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay Weaver!

Erin said...

Hey now, Jeff Weaver got a hit!

Erin said...

Oh come on, Furcal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy takes second.

Erin said...

That was some heads-up base running from Furcal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Argh.

Erin said...

Eric Collins isn't any better than Charlie Steiner at judging fly balls.

Erin said...

Oh, and speaking of Charlie Steiner.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How did that tubby chubby steal second?

Erin said...

Martin and Weaver should be really, really embarrassed that they just let the fattest guy in baseball steal on them.

Dusty Baker said...

So embarrassing to let Fielder steal on you.

Erin said...

Weaver is at 61 pitches.

Erin said...

AFLAC trivia question answer is the answer to the last SoSG puzzle.

Erin said...

We'll waste another lead-off baserunner this inning, it seems.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is gonna be a long night.

Erin said...

Oh for god's sake.

This guy is not an ace. How about some offense?

Erin said...

Well, that might do it, with the way we're hitting (or not hitting) against this pitcher.

Dusty Baker said...

Giving up an HR to a guy with such a wimpy entrance song...

Dusty Baker said...

Can anyone throw it on f'in target?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They used up all their offense last night, I guess. I didn't really expect a win today anyway, they never win the middle-game.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's go Padres.

Dusty Baker said...

MANNY - nice fielding! We knew you had it in ye.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's the highlight of the night.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny's antics - why people forgive Manny but hate on Bonds.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Burns: I want the best hitters on my team. Get me Prince Fielder!
Macha: I'm afraid Fielder is unavailable for the game.
Burns: Then get me his non-union, Mexican equivalent, Senor Field-airo.

Erin said...

That's it for Weaver. Too bad.

Erin said...

No more runs for them, please.

And throw strikes, Elbert.

Erin said...

Colorado is losing 2-0 to Atlanta in the second.

Erin said...

Our offense just flabbergasts me with how much it can fluctuate from game to game.

Erin said...

Kemp's on base, and now we come to another example of why it sucks to have him batting eighth. Elbert came in and only three a few pitches, so now he has to hit for himself because it would be stupid to waste him like that. But we're essentially giving up an out because of it, in a game where we're down by four runs.

Erin said...

Completely ineffective at-bat from Elbert there, and he's Burns' seventh strikeout. I guess Elbert just wanted to be like everyone else in the lineup today.

Erin said...

Collins says coming into today, Burns had 48 strikeouts in 73 major league innings. So the Dodgers are just doing what the Dodgers do best: making an unknown pitcher look like Cy Young.

No more comments from until someone else shows up; I don't want to be the only one commenting.

Erin said...

Nevermind.

Furcal gets us back in the game with one swing! 4-2, Brewers!

Erin said...

And Ethier makes it back-to-back! Guess they just needed a little bit of time to figure out Burns!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING!

Dusty Baker said...

You're right; Ethier is like Adam Dunn!

Erin said...

Ramirez could really make us happy here. Burns is flustered. He'll make a mistake.

Erin said...

But Manny swings at a ball instead, and golfs it to right field for an out.

All right, we're in this game now. Let's do this, boys.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either Dunn or Howard. But hey, Howard won an MVP, so I can't complain.

Dusty Baker said...

Put me in coach!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Burns: Acta, who's that lolly-gagger who just struck out?
Acta: He's Prince Fielder, sir. One of your face-stuffers from Sector 1B.

Erin said...

NICE pitch, Elbert.

Now we get the lead.

Erin said...

I'm the only one commenting (mostly) anyway, so...

100.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's Macha, not Acta.

Erin said...

Dodgers get a baserunner, then Martin swings at the first pitch and grounds into a double play.

We're one run away, and I'm not going to be happy if we go back to playing the way we did in the first four innings.

Dusty Baker said...

Six-second delay between radio and TV broadcast...holding me back from switching to TV mute gambit. Those fellas are bugging me more than usual.

Erin said...

The ump has a strange relationship with that outside corner. That wasn't a strike.

Erin said...

We're losing time here, guys, and Juan Castro is our last hope in this inning.

Dusty Baker said...

In Mets and Brew series, we've seen our share of umpires who have an entirely different view of the strike zone vis-a-vis the outside part of the plate. I, for one, am tiring of it.

Erin said...

Me too, Dusty.

Juan Castro got a hit, so there's still a chance in this inning.

Erin said...

But Furcal swings at the first pitch and pops it up, and that's that.

I hate being this frustrated a night after we score twelve runs in a game.

Erin said...

The eighth inning is going to be key for our offense. Ethier, Ramirez and Blake coming up to try to get at least one run.

Dusty Baker said...

O dawg! Thx for waking me up.

Dusty Baker said...

By waking me up I mean inspiring me to jump off off the sofa and realize that I am tantalizingly close to the fridge, and all the yummy goodness it holds inside.

Erin said...

Come on J-Mac. Get this last out.

Erin said...

Come on, Andre. One more time.

Dusty Baker said...

Todd Coffey looks like he just devoured Prince Fielder.

Dusty Baker said...

Sf update: Matt Cain has left the game after getting hit by a pitch.

Fred's Brim said...

Coffey seemed a little too pumped up there

Fred's Brim said...

Brent shouldnt bee having this kind of trouble with lefties. maybe he caught what Will Ohman had

Dusty Baker said...

I just never get tired of the Corey Hart/sunglasses at night reference when I make it. My wife, on the other hand...not so tolerant.

Erin said...

Game over.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit G-Mo - 0-2 is not the time to be grooving flat sliders

Dusty Baker said...

Ready for the PGT now.

Fred's Brim said...

do we let up in the second game of a series? I dont understand this win-game-one, play-like-turds-in-game-two stuff. Don't get me wrong, I like winning a series, but it seems like we could be on a long winning streak if we could have made a couple of plays here and there in these game twos

Fred's Brim said...

let's get'em tomorrow fellas. a win going into the all-star break would be very nice

Nic j said...

LOL, manny got a webgem tonight