Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Game 108 Thread: Aug 5 vs. Brewers, 7p

Manny Ramirez hits his home run last night.

Jason Schmidt (2-1, 4.50) vs. Braden Looper (9-5, 5.03).

COMMENTS:

FIVE BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S GAME

1. Will the Brewers retaliate? Your move, Brewers pitching staff. Will it be war or peace?

2. Can we predict that Jason Schmidt will continue to be unpredictable? Everyone thought he was going to bomb in his last start. Instead, he twirled six scoreless innings against the Braves. Who knew? Not us.

3. Is Manny back after last night's home run? He doesn't have to bop another homer to convince us, but another 0-for or 1-for performance won't be very reassuring.

4. Will I eat a chili-cheese Dodger Dog in the press box tonight? Normally I wouldn't think twice about it, but I had pizza last night. A Dodger blogger doesn't keep his girlish figure just by sitting around watching Dodger games, you know!

5. Will 100SS come down to the wire? Tonight is Game 9, and Mr. LA Sports Fan made a huge push in last night's Jackie Johnson-themed Game Thread. I'm looking over my shoulder!

photo by Alex Gallardo/LA Times

UPDATE 4.35p, from SoSG Sax: Okay, explain this, you AccuScore idiots:

How can we be the favorite to win the game (top bars), yet projected to score 0.1 fewer runs (lower left corner)? Doesn't the team with the most runs win the game?

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Steve Sax said...

A4) Yes, you will eat a chili-cheese dog. That's why we got the thin crust pizza last night, Orel!

Alejandro Peña said...

They serve hot dogs in the press box? Cool.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yankees Prepare for Implosion, Sign Russ Ortiz

Steve Sax said...

Alejandro! Welcome to SoSG! Enjoy.

Steve Sax said...

@ Mr LA SF: Delino's gonna have a field day with that one. Thanks for the find

Ken said...

@ Orel

how can i tag along with u to the press box?

how much do i have to bribe u with

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just found a nice little link thanks to Big League Stew:

Prince Storm's LA's Castle

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn me and my need for apostrophes.

Nic j said...

Don't start a fight in the press box tonight Orel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More linky goodness (because I just can't stop)

Colletti Takes Shots at Rosenthal

Josh S. said...

Stop talking about the otherwise unobtainable chili cheese Dodger Dog!

I swear, I'm going to start a Dodger blog called imjustdoingthisforachilicheesedodgerdog.com.

Pedro Guerrero said...

Hey Prince, how's your Daddy?

Josh S. said...

He doesn't have to worry about Cecil anymore. Mota's his daddy now.

Josh S. said...

The answer to Sax's AccuScore conundrum is Jackie Johnson.

Steve Sax said...

Oh no, Josh. My heart can't take another GT dedicated to Jackie Johnson...

Josh S. said...

Fine. Change of subject: Phils up on the Rockies 4-0 in the 3rd.

Steve Sax said...

One big fat Prince now kneels before you
(that's what I said now)
Shrieking for vengeance he implores you
(just go ahead, now)
He can't make his way into the clubhouse
(the guy's too wide now)
He's so pissed off he's undone his blouse
(can't get inside now)

He feels he shouldn't have been beaned there
(that's what I said now)
He thinks retaliation's unfair
(aint in his head now)
Cameras catch him making such a big fit
(how 'bout that now)
But it's not like Mota even gives a shit
(go take a hike now)

Scary Prince? Worried, me?
That's the way that baseball is played, can't you see?
I may not be baseball royalty,
But I know what an easy target Prince can be,
I know what an easy target Prince can be...

Neeebs said...

SOSG should have a contest with the winner getting a night on the town with Jackie Johnson.

Either that or a SOSG Dodger night.

T-Bone Shelby said...

This is my new secret identity. I just wish it came super powers. Or at least a degree or something.

Mr. Customer said...

I hope the "T-bone" nickname works out better for dusto than it did for George Costanza.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, a SOSG Pedro Guerrero sighting!

Orel said...

Epale from the press box! Wireless is dodgy right now, so pre-game info may be delayed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought it was "Coco, the monkey"

Steve Sax said...

Mr. Customer, unless you're looking underneath the bar, I don't see Pedro anywhere.

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax,

Comment 12? do my eyes deceive me?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Hey...I heard this was where the cool kids hang out. I'm new to this little love fest.

Mr. Customer said...

GLG,

I've rarely been accused of that, but yes, this is the place.

Nic j said...

Surprise, no manny tonight.

Rafael Furcal, SS
Juan Pierre, Lf
Andre Ethier, RF
Casey Blake, 3B
James Loney, 1B
Matt Kemp, CF
Russell Martin, C
Orlando Hudson, 2B
Jason Schmidt, P

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

Damn, Nic beat me to the punch.

Nic j said...

Don't say punch tonight MLSF.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oops. You're right, Nic. I should just stick to eating my franks and beans - er - I mean playing "Kerplunk" - uh, er, - nevermind, I'll just listen to the radio station that plays the greatest hits. Yes, that'll do.

the trite fantastic said...

Nice with the Spin Doctors, Sax!

Mr. Customer said...

Yup,

Sax with good effort on the lyric riff, I must say.

Neeebs said...

Orel attends so many games with a press pass the Dodgers should issue him his own seat by now.

Mr. Customer said...

Alright, time for a change of venue. I'll be back before first pitch. Probably.

Nic j said...

For dessert be sure to have some apple clobber, I mean cobbler.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

In the pregame, Lyons was saying that Fielder is going to be swinging for the fences to prove a point. Who's got the over/under that he goes 0-4?

Alex Cora said...

Have a great time Orel! Eat a dog for me!

Nic j said...

I'm hoping the whole brewers team is swinging for the fences nice uneven all out swings will only help with schmidt on the bump.

Orel said...

Boos for Prince!

Nic j said...

Does anyone else see that don Ramon tequila commercial? Or is it just local to my cable company?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Anyone know how a vegetarian could still be that fat? Does his diet consist solely of french fries dipped in McFlurries?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're underway.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Macha's really using a mix-and-match lineup. His only sure-fire positions are 1B, LF, CF and C.

Orel said...

Stadium radar says Schmidt's fastball at 85-87 mph.

the trite fantastic said...

That tequila commercial comes up for me too. Looks like it was shot on security camera stock with Chatsworth area talent.

Orel said...

Welcome to SoSG, GLG!

Orel said...

That tequila commercial is awesome in its badness.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fatass is up.

Nic j said...

Please no two out madness.

Orel said...

"Code of Conduct" on Diamond Vision narrated by Adam Carolla.

Nic j said...

I don't like the last shot when it looks like someone is peeing in the glass

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Thanks Orel...long time site reader, first time contributor.

Orel said...

RAFFY LEADOFF HR!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RAFFY LEADOFF BOMB!

Nic j said...

A leadoff homerun!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GMTA, Orel.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Woohoo Furcal!

Orel said...

Long-time/first-time. Love it. Hear that, lurkers?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh. Pierre didn't hit a homer. I hate him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm so glad the Dodgers went for Wolf instead of Looper.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Yeah sorry Orel, contact with actual people makes me nervous. I prefer to be a quiet observer

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oakland GM Beane admits refusal to win, signs Tomko

Dusty Baker said...

Checking in from Mannywood.

California - and James Loney - knows how ta party.

Damn foul pole is right in my way.

But ain't the beer cold.

Raffy!!!

Bake out for awhile...

Orel said...

Press-box wireless is as streaky as Andre Ethier.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Zing!

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Dusty can I have your poster?

karina said...

Epale all! hi Alejandro and GLG!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Mike Cameron.

Nic j said...

Martins throws to second have been terrible lately.

Orel said...

P.S.: Please don't let MLASF score in 100SS tonight. Thanks!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel, your wish shall not be granted.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Nic J: I just hope he doesn't try to pick anyone off at first tonight cause we know how well that has gone lately

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin couldn't do anything there.

karina said...

Be careful with your valuables...

Orel said...

Can Schmidt wiggle off the hook?

karina said...

@Orel: i'll do my best, but you know i suck on this game.

karina said...

@MRLAF let's make the game even more interesting

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sax is the only one who can make this a three-horse race.

karina said...

But the ones who are out of the race can block any of the contenders

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre with the nice grab.

Orel said...

Wow, Looper tagged it, but right at JP.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Yay, I can exhale now

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Schmidt got away with that one. That pitch was right over the plate.

Orel said...

Slow game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There goes Schmidt's perfect August.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

.500 is still good

Paul said...

Does anyone see Rick James 3rd or 4th row behind homeplate?

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karina said...

Watching Rangers-A's game, announcers talking about Prince Fielder and last night's incident. Slow game there too, though Murphy just hit a HR

karina said...

Not yet, GLG

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I'm a product of public schooling where 90=100 if there is no money for new books

Orel said...

I dropped my iPhone on the warning track during BP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Schmidt doesn't look too good tonight.

karina said...

Any damage to your phone?

rbnlaw said...

Howdy peeps.

karina said...

Gagne's facial hair was unfortunate

karina said...

Hello Rbnlaw

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

100

karina said...

100!

rbnlaw said...

100

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Slammin'

karina said...

Back to back singles, i have a bad feeling about this

rbnlaw said...

@karina
How do, maam.
@MLASF
Damn your trigger finger, foe!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's it now, Orel, a 20 point lead?

rbnlaw said...

Shmitty's gettin' squeezed.

rbnlaw said...

Need the gidp, but Princey-poo will likely K

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap, Fielder was running like the bag was Mota's head.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOW DOES TUBBY KEEP STEALING BASES OFF US!?!?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

like a friggin freight train right there

rbnlaw said...

Chubs is running us to death.

karina said...

Gameday says Cecil's boy stole second, really?

karina said...

What's up with Martin?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

All two of his SB's have been off us.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Martin needs to lay off the yoga with his new girlfriend and start hitting the weights again

karina said...

Maybe the girl is not the problem...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If they could've just saved a couple of those runs from last night...

Orel said...

The phone is fine, thanks. In fact, I'm posting from it right now. But I can't play 100SS with it!

Schmidt's velocity was down last inning.

karina said...

They have achieved some late inning scoring on the past two games. Besides, it could be worse, they could be the 2009 Mets, i feel genuinely sorry for my younger brother and Delino.

rbnlaw said...

If this game goes any slower, it will be played in reverse.

rbnlaw said...

Get Shaggy up.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

It doesn't look good for Schmidtty

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For every excellent outing Schmidt has, he has a crappy one. It makes it difficult to figure the fifth starter situation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

J-Mac is up in the 'pen.

Orel said...

McD is up in the pen.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Deuces wild! Everyone drink!

rbnlaw said...

Find the plate Schitty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was not smart, Schmidt.

rbnlaw said...

Out, Schitty! Now!

karina said...

Did the HBP look intentional? what was Counsell's reaction?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank goodness for Bison.

Nic j said...

Thanks for the gift out counsell

rbnlaw said...

Why do we make mediocre teams look great? WHYYY?
I'm close to going Khan Mode.

karina said...

I'm up for a drinking game on Friday night, i'll get to watch the game.

karina said...

I bet Bison's throw was sweeeeet.

rbnlaw said...

@Karina.
No, pitch was in the dirt and hit him on the foot. Schmidt was just lousy tonight.

rbnlaw said...

I sense MLASF lurking until we get into the 180's.

Where's Nic when I need him?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What're you talking about? I'm here, I put a post about Kemp's throw.

Beard gets things started.

rbnlaw said...

My bad (I think that's what the kids say).
Just baiting.

rbnlaw said...

New life.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tubby drops the throw, giving the Dodgers a break.

rbnlaw said...

Mr. GIDP is disappointed by the Prince's tin glove.

karina said...

You mean King James grounded into double play?

rbnlaw said...

OK, that's stupid. How can you not give the error on a dropped throw? Sure, can't anticipate the DP, but a dropped throw that any Little League 1st baseman could make?

rbnlaw said...

@karina.
He should have. Fielder dropped the throw for the second out.

rbnlaw said...

I need another beer.

rbnlaw said...

Orel,
See if you can grab Steiner for the Kiss-Cam.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hear random cheering. There must be a beachball or wave going on.

rbnlaw said...

OK, if the pen can hold, we should be able to get to their pen and make something of this game.

karina said...

That's the attitude, Rbnlaw

karina said...

It's annoying when they out at the very first pitch

rbnlaw said...

Thanks karina,
It's the beer talking.

Nic j said...

Why do we hammer the brews crews ace an get owned by the rest of the patched together rotation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a close one.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I like karina's idea of a drinking game for Friday nights game. Who is with us?

karina said...

@Nic j: because they are good with the aces and mediocre with the mediocre pitchers. Fact of life

karina said...

@Rbnlaw i like how your beer talks :)

Orel said...

@Rbn "Orel,
See if you can grab Steiner for the Kiss-Cam."

No.

rbnlaw said...

I get to walk the dog.
Happy 200 MLASF.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel.
Well, too late now. OK, the dog is leaving without me. Which is not so bad.

karina said...

Wasn't Steiner the guy who winked at Erin?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Orel: Do they let you bring like a personal assistant with you to the games? Cause I can be a really good runner for like Dodger dogs, beer or whatever...just sayin'

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it was Lyons. Steiner's not the winking type.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Obviously the Dodgers can't touch the 'pen if Looper stays in there. I learned that from Joe Morgan.

Nic j said...

Sometimes it seems like they don't even try until they get to the ninth.

Orel said...

So many ass't applications! We should have a SoSG Idol contest or something.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice work by Tron, but the offense has to pick things up.

Nic j said...

What the he'll happened to clay Aiken?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Nice shirt kid

Orel said...

Looks like a 12-year-old boy, sounds like a 20-year-old woman.

Orel said...

Manny PH appearance with two on, two out in the ninth???

Nic j said...

A season split with the brewers is going to be very depressing.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Completely off topic but I just read that Jim Henson's son is in the final development stage of a Fraggle Rock movie. Man that show was the best

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here comes Manny...

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Mannys on deck!

Orel said...

Wow it's loud!

Nic j said...

No cheering in the press box Orel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was anti-climactic

Nic j said...

Fuck, let's hope the bullpen is as crappy as it was last night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bring in Swindle!

Orel said...

New definition of anti-climactic.

Neeebs said...

That, my friends, was our look at the game.

Nic j said...

We are really going to have to take it to the giants when we go up against them. I'm tired of them hanging on back there.

Orel said...

FB in. No, not Fred's Brim.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I just finished my eharmony profile, think any of the girls will mind that I put up a picture of Andre Ethier?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two backwards K's for Sherrill.

Orel said...

It's official: Flat Breezy is nasssty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Six outs for three runs. I've seen stranger things happen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If the score holds up, the Dodgers will have outscored the Brewers 21-12 in this series.

Neeebs said...

Set up time

Neeebs said...

Who wants it?

Neeebs said...

If I was Orel, I'd play for the block

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd bring in Brox just so he can shake off the cobwebs.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

200!

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

3 short :(

Neeebs said...

s

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

200

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