Sunday, July 19, 2009

Game 92 Thread: July 19 vs. Astros, 1p

Hiroki Kuroda (3-5, 4.67) vs. Russ Ortiz (3-4, 4.44).

COMMENTS: Kuroda has an 0.66 ERA against the Astros. Great! But one of those three wins for Ortiz? Against the Dodgers.

That's why you never underestimate the opposing pitcher.

(Thanks to Nic j for the inspiration!)

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Orel said...

The lineup, from Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:

Furcal ss
Hudson 2b
Manny lf
Blake 3b
Ethier rf
Loney 1b
Kemp cf
Ausmus c
Kuroda p

Josh S. said...

Has Ausmus caught Kuroda yet? That could be interesting.

rbnlaw said...

Looks like Watson won't win the Open. So much for the old guys.

rbnlaw said...

Pittsburgh 1
Gnats 0
Ad. La Roche with a double in the 4th.

rbnlaw said...

Matt Cain with a GR double?
The only Gnat to show some punch of late.

Nic j said...

giants come up with four runs, with Cain pitching i think we can call that a win for the giants.

Cabell said...

ARod just took Edwin Jackson deep.

Mr. Customer said...

Pittsburgh back within 1 after 8.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal drops a sure out to start the game.

In Pittsburgh, delwyn young ks to end the game , with the giants winning 4-3.

Steve Sax said...

Tying run was at first for delwn, btw

rbnlaw said...

Former Dodgers coming through for the Burgh. . .not.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and I tuned into the Gnats' game just in time to see Wilson's celebration. Can't wait for the Beard/Wilson reunion in 2 weeks.

Matt said...

It's getting to get to the point where I cringe whenever the ball goes towards SS.

Steve Sax said...

Kuroda can't find the zone and now furcal's error steals second, but has to hold with one out

Matt said...

Of course, right after I say that, Raffy makes to bang-bang plays...

karina said...

Waiting the Yankees-Tigers game ends so i can watch this game on TV.

What was the video on this game thread about? i can't watch anything on Hulu.

Fred's Brim said...

i hope we can get a few runs off Russ today

Steve Sax said...

Come on manny, Russ frickin ortiz just struck you out

Cabell said...

What is up with Manny in this series?>

karina said...

I'm glad i never got to see Russ Ortiz striking out Manny.

At least 45 minutes left so i can watch the Dodgers game.

karina said...

What's up with Ivan Rodriguez at Dodger Stadium?

Orel said...

Epale, all.

"What was the video on this game thread about? i can't watch anything on Hulu."

The late TV comedy "Arrested Development." Very very funny stuff.

Orel said...

WHY ARE WE GETTING SHUT DOWN BY RUSS ORTIZ

Nic j said...

Ortiz just seems to own the dodgers this year.

Orel said...

On his 42nd pitch of the day, Kuroda gives up a leadoff double to Bourn.

DodgerDugout said...

Hi Guys,

I'm in the Blogger Box tomorrow night (Monday) for the first time.

Any suggestions/tips/advice??

Thanks,
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Cabell said...

Congratulations Timm.

Orel said...

Kuroda lowering his BABIP.

Cabell said...

1-0 Houston

Orel said...

Fuck! Insurmountable 1-0 lead for the Astros.

Nic j said...

Kuroda isn't going to fool anyone today.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, this is not going well.

I mean, the GameThreads. It's like the SoSGers are all hungover after the all-star break. Pulling a Kemp, people?

Orel said...

Crap, Kuroda, hold it together.

Cabell said...

Kuroda suffering in the heat.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, and it's 1-0 as Kuroda is struggling again.

Cabell said...

Kuroda doing his best Chad Billingsley impression.

Orel said...

This is pathetic.

Steve Sax said...

3-0 off a two-run Geoff Blum home run.

This is not the same Dodgers team that we saw before the all-star break.

Fred's Brim said...

how many passed balls and wild pitches have we had lately?

Answer: too fucking many

and fuck you Blum

Cabell said...

FINALLY.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, we needed that strikeout about three batters ago, Hiroki

Steve Sax said...

Hey Fred's Brim, let's keep this a family site!

Just close your eyes and let the MBRCS jingle fly your worries away...

Steve Sax said...

Why is Matt Kemp showing bunt on the first pitch of his at bat?

Nic j said...

Like I said two weeks ago, it's a little worrying when kershaw is your best pitcher.

Honneycutt needs to work on mechanics with bills and kuroda.

Steve Sax said...

Ortiz?
Puhleez.

And yet, we appear diseased.

Steve Sax said...

Ortiz throws up and way in. Take him yard, Matty.

Cabell said...

MC Sax

karina said...

"Okay, this is not going well.

I mean, the GameThreads. It's like the SoSGers are all hungover after the all-star break. Pulling a Kemp, people?"

Watching the Dodgers owned by Ortiz, deserves some sort of alcoholic beverages. They'll have to take more pitches and get on the Astros bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

Hey NicJ, did you lke Orel's shoutout to you in the GameThread?

karina said...

Maybe it was my foul! i just started watching the game and the Bison gets the lead off walk.

Steve Sax said...

I was going to say sometning about those expensive empty seats behind home plate, but then realized this isn't Yankee Stadium. There are a lot of empty seats, however.

karina said...

*fault

Cabell said...

Bison Steal.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that was close for Kemp on the SB. Love how the hat came off when Matt jumped vertically to start his move.

20th SB this year for the Bison!

Nic j said...

I feel honored.

Orel said...

Robert, check your e-mail.

Cabell said...

Ausmus comes through

Orel said...

This is more like it! 3-1 Astros.

Steve Sax said...

NICE SHOT Ausmus! Double by Brad makes it 3-1 (though Vinny thinks it's a 1-1 tie)

karina said...

Ausmus RBI!

Cabell said...

1-1 Tie?

Check the score Vinny.

Steve Sax said...

Vinny just corrected himself. Poor guy, it must be hot out there. Vinny gets a pass.

Cabell said...

We still love ya Vinny.

karina said...

"The late TV comedy "Arrested Development." Very very funny stuff."

Thanks, Orel. Everyone keeps raving about that TV series, i should watch more TV.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, laying down your own fios line seems to have advantages--your feed (either internet and/or television) is literally 30 secs ahead

Orel said...

"Hey Fred's Brim, let's keep this a family site!"

Fuck yeah!

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, do you and Mrs. Orel want to come over for dinner tonight? I'm grilling.

Cabell said...

watching the Dodger pitchers trying to bunt is painful.

Steve Sax said...

MLB should have a rule that if Vinny thinks the score is 1-1, any 3-1 score automatically reverts to a tie score.

Orel said...

Vin says "Awsmus."

Cabell said...

Mrs. Orel?

I thought we were keeping this a family site?

Steve Sax said...

Ugly swing by Kuroda, but it's as good as a bunt! Well done.

karina said...

Very nice, Kuroda.

Steve Sax said...

The Artist Formerly Known As Penos Cabell: Yeah, it's a family site. That's why I'm inviting the Orel family.

Orel said...

Sure, Sax. Can we bring everyone else in this Game Thread?

Steve Sax said...

Hey Dodgers, howzabout we score that runner from third?

Cabell said...

gotcha

Steve Sax said...

I don't have enough burgers for everyone in the GT. Plus, I hear NicJ eats a lot.

And that's why you don't use GameThreads for personal conversations. (arm falls off)

Steve Sax said...

speaking of arms falling off, ugly K by Furcal.

RUSS ORTIZ JUST STRUCK YOU OUT

Cabell said...

This is Russ Ortiz, right?

Orel said...

What a waste.

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit Raffy, that's unacceptable

Steve Sax said...

i have a good feeling about manny's next AB

Steve Sax said...

RUSS ORTIZ JUST GOT A HIT OFF OF YOU, HIROKI

Steve Sax said...

Slap hit single advances Russ to second. Two on, two out.

karina said...

Back to back singles, including one by Ortiz.

Are we in Twilight Zone?

Nic j said...

Did you borrow dusto's keyboard sax?

karina said...

Sax is entitled to be furious. These post ASG Dodgers have been dreadful.

Fred's Brim said...

make this bum throw strikes

karina said...

Redeem yourself, Manny.

Orel said...

Odds on Manny being stranded at third?

Mr. Customer said...

Here's hoping the conventional wisdom about lead-off walks proves correct.

karina said...

Orel, your optimism is overwhelming.

Orel said...

That's why we need you, Karina!

karina said...

"Here's hoping the conventional wisdom about lead-off walks proves correct."

Lead off walks surely score, right?

karina said...

It didn't work out with the Bison on the third, Mr. C.

Orel said...

Aargh, Casey!

Mr. Customer said...

Karina,

From your lips to God's ears.

Nic j said...

Andre hasn't done anything for quite a few at bats, so I'm expecting a homerun soon.

karina said...

Someone makes up for the awful infield fly of the Beard. Please.

Fred's Brim said...

christ, Loney

Mr. Customer said...

Well,

Conventional wisdom is 0 for 2, then.

karina said...

Mr. C, maybe God is listening to his IPod, my words don't reach his ears :(

Nic j said...

Loney's at bats this whole series have looked absolutely terrible. He has gotten out on half swings like 5 times this series.

karina said...

Mid-game reminder: it's a very close game, they are the home team and it ain't over 'till it's over.

Nic j said...

Anyone going to bobblehead night?

Orel said...

"Mr. C, maybe God is listening to his IPod, my words don't reach his ears :("

Very nice, Karina!

Orel said...

"Anyone going to bobblehead night?"

Not me. You think fans will flood the field with Manny bobbleheads?

Orel said...

Kuroda has been giving up line drives all day.

Orel said...

COL 4, SD 0, top 6

Nic j said...

I'm going, I get manny bobblehead to add to my collection and I get to see Chad get his tenth win.

Gotta think positive.

Orel said...

Another leadoff man on.

Orel said...

Hmmm, Bills vs. Arroyo. Should be interesting.

Orel said...

Wow, Ausmus impresses again!

Fred's Brim said...

how did they not catch that? that was in the air for a week

karina said...

Way to go, Ausmus! our 7th and 8th hitters are the ones with the spark!

Mr. Customer said...

If Ausmus keeps this up, he could really make a name for himself in this league.

karina said...

"Very nice, Karina!"

You made me blush, Orel.

Nic j said...

Keep this rally going

Orel said...

Geez, I did not know Edgar Gonzalez got beaned in the head.

karina said...

"Gotta think positive."

That's the attitude, NicJ

Orel said...

So Kuroda goes five innings and gives up three runs. Not terrible, but also not good enough.

Fred's Brim said...

dont eff this up, guys

Fred's Brim said...

make this a good AB, Raffy

Fred's Brim said...

damn Orlando hurt his hand on that

Orel said...

Ortiz only at 86 pitches.

karina said...

"Geez, I did not know Edgar Gonzalez got beaned in the head"

Neither do i. Hope he's well.

Orel said...

Orlando won't come out of the game unless his hand...falls off.

Nic j said...

Progress.

Nic j said...

Shit i knew o dog got hurt.

Orel said...

Whoops...I am wrong. Hudson is out. Great.

Steve Sax said...

Boy, if not for merry ausmus, we'd be shutout again. Dodgers still down 3-2 and leaving men on base.

Orel said...

DeWitt takes his place...how convenient.

Fred's Brim said...

keep us close, G-Mo!

Orel said...

Maybe Hudson goes on the DL to make room for Schmidt?

Orel said...

Totally unnecessary for Hudson to touch Ortiz there.

Fred's Brim said...

am I blacked out because of this damn Mets - Braves game?

karina said...

Awesome play, Beard!

Orel said...

Casey with the Sno-Cone!

karina said...

Now Manny hits a HR.

Fred's Brim said...

stay down on those crappy sliders, Manny

Orel said...

Manny seems to be in 0-2 counts a lot lately.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes

Orel said...

Manny strikes out twice against Ortiz. What world are we living in?

karina said...

Twilight Zone.

Nic j said...

hmmm, that bullpen is getting further away.

Nic j said...

we can probably just use the same PGT for the last game we went up against Russ Ortiz, complaints about kemp batting 7th and all.

Nic j said...

Ethier is still doing Yoga.

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, get up Andre!

Nic j said...

alright dre, pull a gibson and hit a homer with that bum leg.

karina said...

I don't like Andre's expression.

Orel said...

Pretty gutty at-bat by Ethier there.

karina said...

Bravo, Dre!

Orel said...

Bye-bye, Russ!

Nic j said...

a single is good too, im glad to see that andre is back to getting some base hits again.

Orel said...

...or not.

Nic j said...

Mr. Cooper left you hanging, Orel.

Orel said...

Yeah, I don't think Andre will be going here.

Orel said...

Wow, a "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" reference. We are complete!

Orel said...

Weak, Loney.

Nic j said...

seriously, james is making horrible contact on the ball lately.

Nic j said...

haha, ive been trying to work that one in all series!

karina said...

King James, you're breaking my heart: too much peasant, none royal.

Orel said...

O-Dog is day-to-day.

Nic j said...

hmm, injured left wrist does not sound good. Looks like dewitt is going to stay for a while.

Orel said...

Geronimo MOta!

karina said...

Kemp and Ausmus? they should score this inning.

Orel said...

Arias for President!

karina said...

Runners at the corners, gents.

Brandon said...

Surprised Torre had Ausmus (only 2 doubles so far today) bunt in that spot.

karina said...

Orel, i was about to say Bison for president.

Orel said...

Seriously, we should just give Astros pitchers the game ball.

3-3 tie.

Brandon said...

Damn, in looking at all you guys I can see I need to get an avatar.

And Arias needs to get some help! Yeah baby.

karina said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New game, thanks to Arias. Go, Loretta!

Orel said...

Make 'em pay, Casey!

karina said...

Averages say this is the time when Manny delivers.

karina said...

BOOOOOOOOOO! IBB.

Matt said...

Brandon, avatars are overrated....

Let's go Manny...uh, I mean Casey!

Orel said...

Another golden opportunity down the drain.

Nic j said...

damn, new game though.

karina said...

If it wasn't for his glove, Blake could have had a very bad game.

Matt said...

I take back what I said about avatars, because of Nic J's new one. Well done, sir.

karina said...

I don't recognize your avatar, NicJ

Nic j said...

Bill Plaschke

Nic j said...

thanks, matt

karina said...

Nic J, that avatar of yours is a work of art of exceptional quality, like a Sixtine Chapel, a cubist Picasso...

Nic j said...

alright, lets crush the opponents spirit and take the lead right before their last at bats.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

http://tinyurl.com/ox598b

Nic j said...

haha, well its from a generator. Obamicon.me so do give me too much credit.

thanks though.

Mr. Customer said...

Karina,

haha, I swear that was coincidence.

Nic j said...

MC, HAHAHAHA.

Nic j said...

looks like that yoga paid off.

Orel said...

Pretty funny, Nic!

Mr. Customer said...

'Dre looks to be back on track.

karina said...

Mr. C:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, you have found my new avatar!. Dumbledore is not working very well here.

Nic j said...

i hate you loney.

Orel said...

Furcal and Loney are killing us today.

Nic j said...

why is he swinging like that!?!

karina said...

Why, King James? 0-4, a couple of GIDP. This is not the performance we expect from you.

Nic j said...

maybe he is trying to help out his hometown team.

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