Monday, August 03, 2009

Game 106 Thread: Aug 3 vs. Brewers, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (8-5, 2.76) vs. Manny Parra (5-8, 6.50).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers meet their Bizarro-world counterparts today at the Ravine. Need proof? For starters, they've got a Manny. We've got a Manny. Their starting pitcher is 5-8. Our starting pitcher is 8-5. They've got a losing record. We've got a winning record. Their beer costs $5.00, one of the lowest in the major leagues. Our beer costs $6.75, one of the highest in the major leagues. They're tired of the conceit of this Game Thread. I'm tired of the conceit of this Game Thread.

100SS Game 7 is today, as we go to the final four games of the season! Go to it, sports fans!

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Xeifrank said...

500!

Xeifrank said...

Oh man, jumped the gun there. It was just meant to be a practice post. Oh well.

Orel said...

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

Steve Sax said...

XF, -500

Welcome to Bizarro 100SS!

Steve Sax said...

Blake is back from the hand injury that happened after Saturday's game.

Martin sits.

Dusty Baker said...

Good to see Beard back.

Come on, KKKKKershaw, knock 'em dead tonight!

Dusty Baker said...

Sax-

Uh oh. Does that mean I get -4,375.67 for mocking the 100s game itself in last night's GT?

Booger said...

I like the Matt Kemp batting before Loney.

Neeebs said...

Booger alert! I just saw you on Cable over the weekend. You haven't aged a bit.

Nic j said...

Back home in Los Angeles and ready for some real baseball.

Ken said...

TIme to kick some beachwood aged ass

Ken said...

sorry make that beechwood

Dusty Baker said...

Beechwood aged ass - nice.

Get out of our yard you cheap, watery beer selling swine!

Ken said...

I don't like Miller or Bud

I'm actually a Coors man. But the Dodgers should look into some Firestone beer as well.

Booger said...

I've been combing the High Schools all day!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: no, I saw your comment. Instead, we're sending you a beach ball!

(I actually thought your comment was pretty funny, but I'm saving it for the 100SS post-season.)

Steve Sax said...

Astros just took a 3-2 lead over sf

Steve Sax said...

Top 7 in Houston

Steve Sax said...

Cain still gunning in the bottom of the seventh, down 3-2

Steve Sax said...

Hope beard is ok

Josh S. said...

Anyone know the name of the song they play as the Dodgers take the field now? It's metal-ish.

Josh S. said...

Clay's looking less than sharp.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw struggles with the second batter, losing an 0-2 count to a walk

Josh S. said...

Wow! Nice work!

Erin said...

I've come back to claim my spot as the original Erin.

But I'm not staying. I just drove fourteen hours from Idaho by myself today, and for the last five hours I had no air conditioning. So I am tired. I'll watch the game, but I'm about to fall asleep just from typing these few sentences.

Dusty Baker said...

Hallo, all. Ended up deciding to go to the game Wednesday not tonight. So here I be.

Pity about Giants currently losing.

Nic j said...

that was a solid shot by manny. nice to see.

Ken said...

Hey DB

i will be there too~

Dusty Baker said...

Only 1st 20,000 get the Manny posters on Wed.

Nic j said...

we are doing that hit the ball hard but right at people thing again.

karina said...

Epale all! we'll get him around the 4th

Nic j said...

clay at 50 pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

perfect timing - turned on mlb.tv to see the dp :/

Nic j said...

only 1 run out of all that?

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that was fast. Threat averted, dodgers only score one

karina said...

I'm really worried about Manny. Does anyone know if he had ever a slump like this before?

Nic j said...

karina, he hit a ball really well in his first at bat, a nice solid shot to left. I think he is starting to come out of it.

Nic j said...

kershaw is less than stellar tonight. He would be in alot more trouble if the brewers weren't chasing high strikes earlier.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton, dont walk bums like Mike Cameron please

Nic j said...

i have a feeling a .200 hitter is about to burn us right now.

Fred's Brim said...

they talked earlier this season about Manny, that when he starts hitting balls hard the other way, even if they are groundouts, that he's on the road to recovery

cmon, Clayton, quit effing around

Orel said...

Epale, y'all. Kershaw's about to walk in the tying run.

Fred's Brim said...

unacceptable

karina said...

Run scored by caballito, awful.

Orel said...

It's like Bills and Kershaw are polar opposites.

Orel said...

TRADE HIM

Fred's Brim said...

i repeat...

Nic j said...

its like when bills in on clayton sucks, and when clayton is on bills sucks.

Why?

Nic j said...

he walked his when away.

For now...

Nic j said...

that ump is a racist against the curveball.

Orel said...

It's funny; when Bills has problems, he finishes with his breaking ball. When Kershaw has problems, he finishes with his fastball.

Fred's Brim said...

ok Clay you wriggled onto and off of that hook

Orel said...

Giants lost.

Orel said...

Loney with a single! Guess how many out!

Orel said...

Well, we're hitting 'em — where they are.

Fred's Brim said...

i'm so tired of you, Cameron

karina said...

Guess they can't trade King James or put him on waivers..

Nic j said...

parra at a whopping 50 pitches after 4

Nic j said...

clayton is very high in the strike zone tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

just 50?

Nic j said...

sadly, yes FB

Nic j said...

looks like weaver is going to make an appearance tonight.

Orel said...

Kershaw doesn't have it tonight. Best hope is for Weaver to put out the fire and the Dodger bats to light up against the Brewers' bullpen.

rbnlaw said...

Shaggy up in the pen.

No MLASF? Hmmm.

Nic j said...

hit parade

rbnlaw said...

Joe's got a hook.

Nic j said...

lets hope this doesnt spell a bad streak for the kid.

Nic j said...

figures, lights out against a red hot Cards and sucks against a slumpimg brew crew.

rbnlaw said...

I blame the difference between the Dodger Stadium mound and the mound in Saint Louie.

Orel said...

Trade a run for a DP.

rbnlaw said...

Well, that helps.

Paul said...

You gotta love Weaves gold chain.

Fred's Brim said...

keep throwing strikes, stoneyboney. the inning isn't over yet

rbnlaw said...

This walking shit has to stop.

Orel said...

Well, it could have been worse.

Fred's Brim said...

kinda like us in the 3rd

Nic j said...

Parra's ERA says we can beat him, lets just hope his ERA is talking loud enough for the batters to hear.

Fred's Brim said...

i think i know what Jeff's strategy was for that at bat

Fred's Brim said...

i wonder if the late cross-country trip had an effect on Clayton

Nic j said...

Parra's pitch count just shot up to 62 pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

Manny's hand isnt right is it? he was just flexing it after the Parra hit

Paul said...

Bulldog versus Bulldog

Fred's Brim said...

no more two out crap!

Nic j said...

well, anyone want to call it a game?

Orel said...

Wow. We are getting thumped by the Brewers.

Fred's Brim said...

fudge
i am tired of our recent inability to not finish

Fred's Brim said...

Joe needs a shorter leash on Jeff I think. I know he's there to eat innings but not meaningful innings. may as well leave him in for another one after this

Fred's Brim said...

yikes - rereading the post before - "inability to finish" is what I meant.

or I could have said I was going with the Bizarro theme

Orel said...

How depressing. We may not even get to #100.

Orel said...

Tonight we had an inability to start.

Fred's Brim said...

i am gonna let you win it for us, Orel. my internet connection is making this more frustrating than it should be, and it's already really frustrating. gnite

Orel said...

Is FB pulling an EK?

Nic j said...

maybe manny needs glasses.

Nic j said...

Parra has the upper hand on Manny from that showdown in Albuquerque.

Nic j said...

Im starting to hear an echo in here.

Orel said...

You're starting to hear an echo in here?

Nic j said...

hey look a tumbleweed!

Nic j said...

its empty.

Nic j said...

take it

Nic j said...

100

Nic j said...

i gave everyone a full minute.

Orel said...

Nic with the score! And the assist! And he assist!

Orel said...

No apologies, Nic.

Nic j said...

its a hollow victory, but its still a victory.

Nic j said...

The LA music awards are a joke.

Orel said...

Is the GBA singer wearing headphones so she doesn't get thrown off by the P.A. delay?

Nic j said...

GBA performance rating 4.5 out of 10

She would have got a five but you could see the wires to her in ear monitors.

Nic j said...

you normally wear the in ears so you can hear yourself and not the echo of the music and your voice from the PA's. Normally they flip back the wires over your earlobes

Nic j said...

Ryan Braun always looks like he is sick.

rbnlaw said...

we pull within 4. Impressive.

Steve Sax said...

A second run! HOLY SMOKES!

Steve Sax said...

I think we could be in a situation where there are no 100SS points won tonight

Orel said...

He is a bit bug-eyed.

Steve Sax said...

Brad has two hits. How many would Martin have had tonight?

Steve Sax said...

Hey Orel, who's your favorite LA Music Awards nominee?

rbnlaw said...

Loretta comes out to Creed. Just bad.

Orel said...

@Sax "I think we could be in a situation where there are no 100SS points won tonight"

Except the ones Nic won.

Orel said...

@Sax "Hey Orel, who's your favorite LA Music Awards nominee?"

Nickelback

Steve Sax said...

I don't know how many times I saw that Mad Men billboard before I realized the guy was a couple feet deep in water.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: NicJ points would be: zero.

Speaking of which, two hits yields us one sorry run. 6-2 after seven.

Nic j said...

you think Loretta could hit one over in batting practice? im not too sure.

Orel said...

@Sax "@Orel: NicJ points would be: zero."

Really?

Steve Sax said...

Vin almost sounds like he gives a shit about the nation's fastest 3G network.

Nic j said...

Its all right, i have my own game that i secretly tabulate and im kicking everyones ass.

Steve Sax said...

If you make three or more consecutive comments immediately preceding it, you receive no points.

Them's the rules.

Orel said...

Very nice, Nic.

Nic j said...

this is going to be parra's longest outing of the season.

Orel said...

WHAT IDIOT WROTE THOSE RULES

Paul said...

When did 31 become a pitchers number?

rbnlaw said...

Chances of this thread getting to 200: same as the chances of going to extra innings.

Orel said...

Hudson's so bored he needs to invent challenges for himself.

Orel said...

Rbn lays down the gauntlet!

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, you always were pretty sweet at cribbage.

speaking of sweet, nice grab by Hudson. His range is juuuuuuuuuuuuust a little larger than Jeff Kent's.

Steve Sax said...

I actually would like to see rbnlaw snag 200 just to keep it interesting....

Orel said...

If we work this thread up to #200, EK will just sneak in and grab it.

Steve Sax said...

rbnlaw, I'm working for 'ya dude.

Orel said...

Orel!

Nic j said...

just like his likability.

Steve Sax said...

Five-run inning, right here

Orel said...

Odds on Parra CG?

Orel said...

I thought we owned the Brewers.

Steve Sax said...

Fly out from Furcal. Parra's longest outing is 7.2 innings and he's at 7.1 now, because we keep swinging at the goddamn first pitch

Steve Sax said...

"Should the Dodgers lose this game, they would then be breakeven against the Central division."

Orel said...

I hope we don't start the playoffs against the Central division.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lost.
Snakes won.
Padres won.
Rockies idle.

Nic j said...

and we get Gallardo tomorrow?! not looking good.

Orel said...

Sax, do you want me to do the PGT?

Steve Sax said...

Furcal and Ethier must not be fans of 100SS, as their at bats were ephemeral.

Orel said...

Didn't we beat Gallardo last time?

Orel said...

I wish we could just play the Reds all the time.

Orel said...

Manny has been striking out a lot lately.

Nic j said...

yeah, but i wouldnt bet on it happening twice.

Orel said...

pretzels
pretzels
pretzels

Nic j said...

quick someone get the long flight / sleepy bats PGT ready.

Orel said...

Don't pimp me, Nic.

Nic j said...

When did Prince's dad sign with the brewers?

Nic j said...

so who is dropping out of the pitching staff when belly comes back?

Steve Sax said...

Two down, one on for the Brew Crew in the ninth.

Orel said...

Elbert?

Nic j said...

thats what i would think.

Orel said...

Then they can bring up Elbert and Wade for the playoffs.

Steve Sax said...

Nic J, if there's one thing I hate it's the whole "the Dodgers got in at 2am" crap routine. I mean, come on. When I was 25 I was staying up all hours of the night, surviving on pretzels and beer, working a full day's job and then playing three hours of basketball and then playing videogames all night. The idea that these guys are bent out of shape by staying up an extra hour past their bedtimes is just absurd.

Especially when they have to show up to work at 3pm.

No, tonight's GT will be of a different vein.

Steve Sax said...

I'm going to have to post that rant sometime soon.

Steve Sax said...

Hoffman warming up in the 'pen.

Orel said...

The stage is set for another 4+1 comeback.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp Loney Hudson due up, runner on first, none out.

Steve Sax said...

Why is Juan Castro wearing a Brewers uniform?

Steve Sax said...

Oh wait, it's a different Castro

Orel said...

Sax, I see what you mean, but when the difference between a HR and an out is a fraction of an inch, don't you think the jet lag can have an effect?

Steve Sax said...

Random question: Does anyone ever read "The Envelope", that section of the LATimes? Or is it really just for advertisers?

Sort of like the X Games?

Orel said...

Keep Parra in!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, it didn't have an effect on my Ryu when I was kicking your ass in Street Fighter

SHI-RUKEN!!!

Josh S. said...

They live! Adios, Cy Parra!

Steve Sax said...

I'm just kidding. I don't know, it just seems totally overblown by the press, this whole late night thing.

Hey, the MSB commercial!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Did I predict the MSB commercial or what???

Orel said...

Quick, DB, predict a Dodger victory!

Steve Sax said...

I mean, we may as well have the announcers say, "Last night, the Dodgers had a team spread that included mini sirloin burgers. With all that beef and cheese last night, it's no surprise that the bats are a little weighed down today...".

Or what about "Andre Ethier was really stumped by his precalculus homework last night, staying up until 2am, so it's no surprise that he's not as sharp tonight."

Steve Sax said...

Okay, time to send 'em, Hoffy!

Orel said...

We love Hoffy!

Steve Sax said...

Loney ground rule double 2RBI

Where was the dive, Bill Hall? Where's the love?

6-4 Brewers

Steve Sax said...

Gerut would have caught that.

Gerut's a Stanford Cardinal.

Dusty Baker said...

I predict a Loney ground rule double to right to make it 6-4.

Orel said...

Parra is about to identify with Kershaw.

Delino DeShields said...

Some thoughts from the Delino...

Bill Hall just showed why he's still being allowed to play with a .190 batting average.

DeDog Deshields is getting obedience lessons from DeWife.

This game's kinda interesting suddenly.

Orel said...

Yes! 6-5 Brewers!

Steve Sax said...

For those of you at home: "Send 'em, Hoffy!" was the cheer we'd scream at former Dodger third base coach Glenn Hoffman, who held every runner rounding third on a single

Hudson scores Loney, 6-5, with a smokin' base hit. No out.

Josh S. said...

Me likey!

Steve Sax said...

Make me change the PGT

Make me change the PGT

Make me change the PGT

Orel said...

Meanwhile, DeBaby is pulling a beer out of the fridge.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, JP

clap clap

clap clap clap

Dusty Baker said...

"Manny was caught in a Mini Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich sandwich, which has affected his swing."

Orel said...

Tying run at second! Martin up!

Steve Sax said...

Delino, can your baby get one for me as well?

JP sac Hudson to second. Nice bunt, JP

Steve Sax said...

Here comes Martin, well-rested

Delino DeShields said...

Orel - I thought you were watching DeBaby.

Would be fun to see Hoffman blow one. (Even though I always liked him)

Steve Sax said...

Ball 1 to Martin

Steve Sax said...

2-0 to Martin

Keven C said...

200

Orel said...

shit!

Steve Sax said...

Martin almost got that one.

Must have been the jetlag

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