Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Game 95 Thread: July 22 vs. Reds, 7p

Chad Billingsley (9-5, 3.76) vs. Bronson Arroyo (10-8, 5.07).

COMMENTS: Ace vs. ace! But Billingsley is coming off the worst start of his career, and Arroyo, while pitching well recently, has to deal with, well, pitching for the Reds. Hard to tell what kind of game we'll get tonight. Could be a pitchers' duel, or a slugfest, or a blowout. Way to go out on a limb there, Orel.

122 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Poker in the game thread and I'm heading to Chavez Ravine tonight. If you had thrown a mention of scotch in there somehow, I'd have a trifecta of favorites!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Q7 - That was yesterday's thread. Seriously. Look and see.

TrueBlueAMart said...

Here's the lineup:

Furcal, SS

Hudson, 2B

Ethier, RF

Blake, 3B

Loney, 1B

Kemp, CF

Martin, C

Billingsley, P

Pierre, LF

Dusty Baker said...

Lincecum done gave up a run early.

Do I have time to go from work (midtown) to Pasadena and back to the Ravine, or should I just meet my seatmates? There won't be any traffic tonight, right? *sarcasm*

Dusty Baker said...

Bobblehead night curse has struck again.

Nic j said...

No manny, bills has been terrible lately, and arroyo has been lights out his past few appearances. I may make it home by 9 tonight.

Josh S. said...

Careful Nic, you're starting to sound like your avatar.

Kidding! Don't hurt me.

Nic j said...

I wish someone would pay me to write bullshit.

Haha

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, methinks we should invite Quadsevens to our scotch night.

Steve Sax said...

Bills batting eighth
No Manny

TrueBlueAMart said...

Atlanta up 4-0 in the bottom of the 4th

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm up for that.

Mr. Customer said...

Quad, MLASF, Sax,

Scotch and the game thread go together like Scotch and... pretty much anything.

Chad'sNotRad said...

lol sold out crowd to see manny and get the bobblehead and he's not playing.

cmon Chad! do well and my name is "Chad'sStillRad"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. Mm-Mm-Mm

Steve Sax said...

Still 4-0 Braves, top 8

QuadSevens said...

Scotch night sounds good to me. Are we each bringing a bottle to share?

Chad'sNotRad said...

manny's hand is swollen. cant put it in his glove. he loves the bobblehead though

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll bring the Hennigan's

Nic j said...

I'm sitting in the cheap reserves way up by the foul poles and they play the Spanish radio braodcast rather than the english in the restrooms.

QuadSevens said...

Just saw another "This is my town" bilboard. Emailed a pic in to the Sons.

I'll bring some Glenfiddich.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nothing wrong with Jaime Jarrin, that is if you can understand him.

Dusty Baker said...

Will you turkeys stop talking about good Scotch? All I have access to is 13 dollar Tecate and long lines.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two great things about playing the Pirates six times in September. Aside from the obvious, all their best players will be gone by the time the Dodgers match up with them.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Giants lose!

Dusty Baker said...

Manny bobble - check. Aforementioned expensive mediocre beer - check. Still hot as hell - check. Poser douches right in front of me - check. No Scotch - check. Making my sister in law stand in line for food - makes it all better.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dusty, if possible, please describe these poser douches. We can relay clever insults to you to shout at them.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodger PR people leafleted the drink holders with a sales brochure advertising packages for 2nd half of season. Isn't it in bad taste and bad karma to advertise availability of World Series tickets???

Mr. Customer said...

DB,

No flask? Not that I would encourage bootlegging. No, sir!

Dusty Baker said...

Poser douches: only here b/c it's Manny bobblehead night. Don't know yet that Manny isn't starting. Just claimed we have winning record against AL this year. Disrespected Dodger Dog. Obsessed with getting on pre-game fan cam. I am POSITIVE that these will be the first to start blowing up beach balls.

karina said...

What kind of beer do they sell at Dodger Stadium?

Are there other alcoholic beverages available?

Dusty Baker said...

Beer at stadium: tecate, dos equis, all the cheap crappy american light beer kind of stuff, gordon biersch (local brewery). Nothing extraordinaory. Not even sam adams or sierra nevada.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, forgot ur question was a 2-parter.

They sell margaritas (watered down) and pina coladas (I have NEVER had one).

If u are sitting on the bourgeouis levels, there are "full" bars where u can get basic cocktails.

And then of course there are the stadium club options if you have admittance.

Mr. Customer said...

Chad isn't making me a happy camper.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs. Dusty just invented a new word:

The congestion caused by maximum crowd attendance on bobblehead giveaway night: bobbleneck.

Alireza said...

Actually, I like what I am seeing from Chad. He is just pumping in fastballs and letting his movement do the talking. The first curve was the one he threw to K Nix. Nice work.

BTW, I wonder if Chad knows there is a restaurant on Pico named Billingsley's?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dusty is very picky with his alcy-hol

Alireza said...

Dusty - Gordon Biersch is a national chain, not local. Their HQ is actually in San Jose.

As for the beer, they do serve Dos Equis and Tecate at Camacho's with the Mexican food and Biersch serves heffeweisen. The rest is Miller Lite.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Arroyo is already making them look foolish.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE!

karina said...

'Dre dinger!

Mr. Customer said...

1st inning goodness, again!

karina said...

Thanks for the insight, Fred's Brim.

Hope those posers don't make it rough to you.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hm, posers. Other than pointing out their obvious lack of knowledge, there's not much you can do. Unless you want to do that.

Dusty Baker said...

Of course u r right about Gordon Biersch. I was sort of looking 4 a shortcut way to describe non-Miller Lite while typing on this tiny keyboard instead of watching the game.

Steve Sax said...

1-1? What happened?

Mr. Customer said...

MLASF,

Not worth it. It's like peeing in the ocean.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

2 Red doubles and an Andre-homer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You could shout out names of former Dodgers to see their reaction. Maybe make a Big-Game James reference.

Dusty Baker said...

Probably not worth it. But I am a little grumpy coming off last night's soccer match @ the Rose Bowl where posers kept blowing those infernal horns. Don't push me...I'm close to the edge.

Steve Sax said...

Boy that was a bad half inning. 1-1 after two.

And did I mention the dodgers lost?

Mr. Customer said...

Sax,

Say what now?

Steve Sax said...

Ethier and Furcal with the only two Dodger hits so far

Andrew said...

Karros, Piazza, Mondesi and I think Zeile got to 30 on the final day.

Steve Sax said...

Votto with a leadoff basehit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Billingsley doesn't want his 10th win, does he?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

3-6-3 DP!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice play by Martin to save a run.

Andrew said...

Nice Play!

Andrew said...

Woops, heard the trivia question wrong

Andrew said...

Hmm someone needs to tell Vinny that 9-7 is a pace for 91 wins.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for lack of effort!

Steve Sax said...

Let's hope Jerry Hairston doesn't rev it up rev it up little boy let's ride

Steve Sax said...

And just like that, Hairston has a leadoff 2b

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And just like that, Russ erases him.

fanerman said...

J-Mode!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Quiet day.

karina said...

Boy, runners at the corners...

Mr. Customer said...

MLASF,

It's you & andrew w/ supporting cast, apparently.

(Not counting the landlords, of course.)

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Son of a bitch

Fred's Brim said...

Dammitall Chad! how can you work so hard to get out a jam and then give it away like that?

Mr. Customer said...

Shit,

Double post & WP.

Nic j said...

I'm guessing bills is getting a ND.

Steve Sax said...

Damn passed balls

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking Taveras.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Orel takes one day off and the GT suffers.

Blake just misses going yard, oh well

Mr. Customer said...

It's still tied, so I'm not sure I exactly understand why this game is pissing me off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers have something cooking...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here comes the bobblehead now...

Steve Sax said...

Manny comes out to a standing ovation as a pinch hitter, and Dusty has to break a toothpick and make a double switch of his own in return.

Go Manny!

Bases loaded with one out, 2-2 tie, bottom 6

Nic j said...

The crowd is going nuts right. Feels like a playoff game.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, so my cousin Alex is coming over tonight.

I hope he's cool.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wonder if the posers in front of Dusty just woke up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOLY FUCKING HELL

Steve Sax said...

Are


You


Kidding


ME?>??????

Mr. Customer said...

No way.
No way!

Steve Sax said...

First pitch GRAND SLAM PINCH HIT HOME RUN

MANNY RAMIREZ ON HIS BOBBLE HEAD NIGHT GOES YARDDDDDDD

Steve Sax said...

Even Kim Kardashian is cheering.

Steve Sax said...

Vin: "Well, that didn't take long."

Josh S. said...

SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!!!!!

Best moment of the season?

Steve Sax said...

Hard day's work for Manny Ramirez.

one pitch
one GS HR

two curtain calls

locker room

6-2 lead Dodgers

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

Mr. Customer said...

I honestly didn't see that coming.

Matt said...

I love Manny acting like a Bobblehead!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow. Just...wow.

Mr. Customer said...

The Reds seem a little deflated.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's hope the bullpen can hold the lead, unlike last time.

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, G-Mo

Steve Sax said...

too much variation in this God Bless America

my ears are bleeeeeeeeeding

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

this singer can't find the notes with a frickin' map

Steve Sax said...

Wow, this was quite possibly the WORST God Bless America I've heard all year.

Stick to the music, sweetheart.

GBA score: 1 (out of 10)

Josh S. said...

Great, now the eBay prices for the bobblehead are going to be astronomical.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Question: Now that the Red Sox have Adam LaRoche, what becomes of Mike Lowell?

Delino DeShields said...

I was contemplating pizza during the bottom of the sixth. Did I miss anything?

Steve Sax said...

Josh S, are ANY bobblehead prices on ebay astronomical?

Matt said...

Is it too early to give Matt Kemp a muli-year, multi-million dollar extension?

Who doesn't want to see him in CF for years to come?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just three more outs

Steve Sax said...

you can never have too much good stuff

Mr. Customer said...

Is LaRoche the elder really considered a top shelf 1b? I think they'll probably just use him to spell Youk & Lowell

Steve Sax said...

@ Delino: What toppings on your pizza?

Mr. Customer said...

SS, DD,

Salami, natch.

Mr. Customer said...

"SS,DD"

I hadn't noticed that before, for some reason.

Mr. Customer said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One away...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two away...

Mr. Customer said...

Double Scotch in the thread = double posts in the thread, apparently.

1 more out...

Steve Sax said...

one more out, brox

Steve Sax said...

this may be a sparse GT, but this was a great win

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Finally!

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread is up!

Mr. Customer said...

FTW