Friday, August 07, 2009

Game 110 Thread: Aug 7 vs. Braves, 7p

Chad Billingsley (11-6, 3.82) vs. Jair Jurrjens (9-8, 2.85).

COMMENTS: Last night's tumultousness helped to perpetuate the alternating win-loss pattern the Dodgers have been holding for the past seven games. Both starters are eager to prove they can go longer than five innings in tonight's rematch of last Sunday's matchup, Jurrjens without getting shelled and Billingsley without cramping up. And the bats are hopefully eager to prove they don't have to rely on walkoffs.

UPDATE: From ESPN's Beto Duran via SoSG reader Nic j: "Jason Schmidt to DL (shoulder) Tony Abreu up from AAA. Kuroda to start Monday, Elbert on Sunday." Thanks, Nic!

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Dusty Baker said...

Let's jjet it on!

Eric Stephen said...

Sweet album cover. Here's to the Dodger offense making more sweet music (preferrably pre-9th inning) tonight.

Ken said...

In totally unrelated news, did you know that Jose Lima was traded a couple of days ago. No Lima Time in LA!

Neeebs said...

Delwyn with the RBI double

Neeebs said...

Bucs up 3-2 in the 3d

Neeebs said...

And they serve 16oz cans of beer at your seat in PNC

Neeebs said...

At PNC they do one round of take me out followed by a disco spong "best of bmy love"

Orel said...

No more "We Are Family"?

Nic j said...

Apparently torre is about an hour late to his pregame media interview. The reporters were told Joe was in a "meeting".

What could that mean? Maybe some waiver players in the mix.

TrueBlueAMart said...

I'm still curious as to what the corresponding move to make room for Abreu was.

Orel said...

Torre may have been busy getting Nickelback tickets.

Nic j said...

Schmidt to dl (shoulder), called up Tony abreu, Elbert to start sunday.

Orel said...

@Eric Stephen "Sweet album cover. Here's to the Dodger offense making more sweet music (preferrably pre-9th inning) tonight."

Amen!

Orel said...

Nic, source?

Nic j said...

Beto duran, espn reporter.

Orel said...

Thanks, will update main page.

Nic j said...

It was a tweet, so it's gotta be true. Haha

@DuranLA: #Dodgers notes: Jason Schmidt to DL (shoulder) Tony Abreu up from AAA. Kuroda to start Monday, Elbert on Sunday.

Orel said...

Just ask Jon Heyman!

Nic j said...

Kuroda to start Monday. I don't know why the last half if my previous post was cut off.

Orel said...

Makes sense. Save the veteran for the Giants series.

Erin #2 said...

Good Karma for tonight!

*lights candles and throws salt over shoulder*

Nic j said...

Pretty crazy scene over there at PNC huh neebs.

Erin #2 said...

Is it time yet??

Dusty Baker said...

Erin #2:

Yes, it's TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL.

Dusty Baker said...

Rafael Furcal, SS
Andre Ethier, RF
Manny Ramirez, LF
Casey Blake, 3B
James Loney, 1B
Matt Kemp, CF
Russell Martin, C
Orlando Hudson, 2B
Chad Billingsley, P

Nic j said...

At least we got the pitch count up.

karina said...

Why King James?

Nic j said...

WTF Chad.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like we need to pipe in Nancy Bea crowd-raising music to get some comments going here.

mpearse89 said...

ANOTHER 2 out RBI

karina said...

It's Friday night, Dusty. However, i'd wish it'd be more crowded over here, because i'm nervous for something that happened this afternoon and i'm alone in my house :(

Josh S. said...

Time for another come from behind victory!

Loney is a black hole in the 5-spot.

Dusty Baker said...

You're never along with SoSG game threads, Karina. :-)

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Hey everyone!

Josh S. said...

Yeah Coltrane!

Dusty Baker said...

Got your LUCKY glasses on, Gagne? Hope so.

Josh S. said...

Move: Busted.

Josh S. said...

Run up the pitch count, 'Lando!

Josh S. said...

Tied up!!!

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Dusty: You know it! Martin wouldn't have scored with out them

Josh S. said...

Ugh. This team needs bunting lessons.

Josh S. said...

Oh sure, Homer Bailey doesn't hit Bengie Molina on the hand.

Erin #2 said...

Josh, I'm sure that someone from this board could give them those lessons....

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Hey, welcome back to the bigs Abreu

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, the ironic thing is I always read about how the team gets a ton of bunting lessons from Mota.

Josh S. said...

Rox and Giants seem to be cruising tonight.

Nic j said...

Jur jur binks at 48 pitches already after two. If we don't at least get 4 innings of bullpen we should be ashamed.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny Mota, not Guillermo.

Erin #2 said...

I love manny mota....he rocks!

karina said...

Epale all!

it's awful when they walk the pitcher, error and the pitcher is on 3rd.

Josh S. said...

Aw, that was just SAD.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

In my softball game last night, we were short a player so one of the guys wife volunteered to catch. Because of the rules, she had to bat and her second time up, it was the bases loaded and she hit a bases clearing single (she didn't want to run to turn it into a single)...it was awesome

karina said...

Prado is clutch...

Josh S. said...

This is Bad News Bearsish, but at least they got a DP out of it.

2-1 Braves.

Josh S. said...

Braves get the lead without earning it.

karina said...

@Josh: it's a lead anyway

Josh S. said...

Karina, I know. I just don't want them to be proud of it.

karina said...

I like that, Josh

karina said...

Loney strikes out very rarely, what's up with him lately?

Josh S. said...

Loney's taking a lot of strikes. Good, belt-high ones.

karina said...

Awesome Manny! showing quite the glove there

Josh S. said...

I need to sit in the LFP one of these days, just to get one of Manny's freebies that he tosses after a catch.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh:

There are some big, tough fellaz in LFP who will fight to the death over those freebies. Best be ready to rumble.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

What does everyone think, are Giambi and Smoltz' careers over or will someone pick them up?

karina said...

Runners at the corners, no strikes! how about a single, O Dogg?

karina said...

At least the game is tied

Dusty Baker said...

Smoltz: Done

He was a great pitcher in his day that needs to walk into the sunset of his career.

Giambi:

Some idiot team will pick him up thinking it is a steal. They will be wrong. Please don't let it be Dodgers.

karina said...

@Dusty thanks for the kind words :)

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@Dusty - I agree on Smoltz, for his own legacy he needs to hang it up like Glavine and Maddux did. I think for Giambi a lot of teams are scared off about the whole roid issue (ie all the injuries you suffer after years of abuse) that probably 28-29 teams will pass but one might take a chance on him for atleast the rest of the season.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Bobby = kicked out! lol

karina said...

We were lucky there, runners at first and second, Manny up.

karina said...

The Beardness! 3 RBI HR!

Nic j said...

Manny doesn't have the benefit of an elite hitters strike zone anymore.

Steve Sax said...

Big Beard HR!

Dodgers take the lead 5-3!

Jurrgens gone, cue the tapatio song!!!

karina said...

A beautiful HR off the first pitch!

Nic j said...

Now the real question is can bills hold the lead in the 6th.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

BLAKE!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

re: Giambi

Even beyond the 'roid issue, the main issue is that he has for the most part stank it up this year. He doesn't have the physique or the bat speed any more...done.

Could he step in and pinch and have some degree of success? Probably. Is it worth a spot and some $$$? Probably not. Just my take.

And the aforementioned porn moustache is just plain weird.

Nic j said...

Maybe loney needs to update his contact prescription.

Dusty Baker said...

B. Cox has been ejected 148 times as a manager in his career. That's, like, almost an entire season.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Can I be Julian Barberie's house husband?

karina said...

I don't want to seem rude, but: who's Julian Barberie? what's a house husband?

karina said...

Bills cruising, ladies and gents!

karina said...

Wow, Boston and NY tied to zero on the 13rd, maybe that game will be historical.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Sorry Katrina...Julian Barberie is on Good Morning LA on Fox 11 but I responding to a commercial for some new reality show she is on called "House Husbands of LA"...I have not idea what it is but I know I want to volunteer

Dusty Baker said...

Julian Barberie does the "news" in the morning, though some would say she is hired to be more eye candy than she is for her strong background delivering hard-hitting news and information.

karina said...

Bills is out of the game and again, he doesn't seem too happy about it. Kuo will take the pitching duties.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

What just happened to Bills?

karina said...

I guess he got the hook because they want to prevent cramping or a more serious injury. He was at 78 pitches.

Nic j said...

Kuo might be a little overused.

karina said...

Johnson 2 RBI HR, Dodgers 5-Braves 4

By the way, JD DREW made the most incredible catch with runners at first and second and one out, that was the Ethier off double.

karina said...

edit: i didn't mean to capitalize Drew

karina said...

Flat Breezy is on.

JBJ-1138 said...

giambi released from a's and billingsley goes 6 full?!?! is hell freezing over.

brim reaper finished off the ify 7th. pinch me i might not being dreaming afterall

Nic j said...

Ehh, I don't know how confident I am that the pen is going to hold onto this win for bills.

Paul said...

Come on kemp here is your pitch

Dusty Baker said...

Oooohhhhh.....fuuuuuudge...

Dusty Baker said...

A Roid walkoff HR in bottom 15th.

Josh S. said...

I missed the Beard Blast while getting dinner, but in a weird SoSG connection, there was a small picture of Jackie Johnson in the restaurant and the woman behind the counter randomly brought up "A Thousand Splendid Suns".

Josh S. said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is not the lead I was hoping for, though it is a lead.

Josh S. said...

Old school game thread...no points.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Angel Berroa was DFA'd.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh S:

*texts Dodger security*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

To answer a question I was not here for, Jillian Barberie also does the weather for FOX NFL Sunday. Which basically consists of reading a teleprompter and pointing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is not looking good.

Delino DeShields said...

Hope Sherrill's better here than when he was on my fantasy team.

Paul said...

Nice now let's score a few runs!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was close.

Josh S. said...

It's up to the big fella.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One down.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupidity at it's finest right there. I'll blame that moron if Broxton loses the lead.

Josh S. said...

Another drinking game idea: Vin bringing up the imperfect Dodger Stadium radar gun while Broxton is pitching.

Delino DeShields said...

How does he know the crowd is partisan. I know a Braves fan out here.

Dusty Baker said...

What about Vin explaining why they don't show the on-field disruption every time it happens?

Dusty Baker said...

Is that water or vodka you are swilling, Torre?

Nic j said...

Come on blue! Don't squeeze brox!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They don't show it because that's exactly what the idiots want: face-time.

Crapola.

Delino DeShields said...

How about drink everytime the Mets give up late inning grand slams? (Nice little steal there, McCloud)

Josh S. said...

Can Russ even throw anyone out anymore?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That guy should consider himself lucky. If they did show his face, he could be facing hatred from LA on Bartman proportions.

Delino DeShields said...

Think I heard one guy at Dodgers Stadium yell out BALK!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two away!

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, I got that re on-field disruptions. My point was Vin explaining it every single time it happens gets old and repetitive.

Delino DeShields said...

Sit down until you know how to play in a man's game, Prado.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it's a message that bear's repeating. Plus, how can you tire of Vin Scully talking about anything?

FUCKING FAN

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, you just changed your avatar. This is all on your shoulders now.

Delino DeShields said...

YAR!!!

Nic j said...

I knew bills wasn't gonna get the win tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Broxton, that was bad

Delino DeShields said...

poops

Josh S. said...

Brox wants the win I guess.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I could feel this coming.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I say we Bartman that idiot.

Dusty Baker said...

Brox wants to challenge our staff ace (whoever that is) for most wins this season.

Delino DeShields said...

Heap of french fries.

Nic j said...

And manny isn't even in the game anymore.

Josh S. said...

I don't belive in the avatar jinx. If it were true, Neeebs would have sunk this season.

Plus I was tired of looking at my own mug.

Delino DeShields said...

Hey... what did the fan do? Streaking? Dropping a number 2 on 2nd Base?

Dusty Baker said...

Heap of something, indeed.

Scotch in order now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know. I didn't see it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Ethier will get a shot to be a back2back hero.

Dusty Baker said...

I changed my avatar mid-game last month, and we still won. I took credit for the win, by the way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've actually only seen Broxton pitch twice, both times in a tie game, and both times he got the win after a walk-off victory.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's try for more walkoff wins than Nats have total wins.

Nic j said...

Tony Abreu walk off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Raffy and his need to bunt.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Will it be Deja Vu all over again?"

- Charley Steiner.

Paul said...

Is Gonzalez casting a spell?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier gets the walk. Loretta will PH.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a craptacular AB

Nic j said...

Why Loretta in that situation? Why?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Because there's no one else Torre would trust in that situation.

Nic j said...

Well at least the reds just had a five run rally in the ninth to break a tie.

Eff you giants.

Steve Sax said...

Tenth inning begins.

Will the Braves steal back the game they lost last night?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice job by J-Mac to get LaRoche.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow. J-Mac does not want to be demoted.

Orel said...

WHA HAPPUN

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupidity. That's what happened.

Orel said...

If Broxton keeps this up, the post-season is going to be rather tense.

Orel said...

On the bright side, McD is dealin'.

Josh S. said...

McDizzle auditioning for his old starter job?

Orel said...

Hmmm, time to groom McDonald as a starter?

Orel said...

Padres walk-off grand slam tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

SAFE!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin juuuust beat the throw.

Josh S. said...

Time to take advantage!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice bunt. Martin should take some notes.

Orel said...

JP with the walkoff two-run HR right here.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

Alleged avatar jinx aside, that is a very cool one.

Josh S. said...

The bunt works. Now batting: the guy who bunts followed by the other guy who bunts.

Orel said...

Two on, one out. Please no DP. Please no DP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is your brain. This is your brain thinking it's a good idea to walk Pierre to get to Furcal.

Josh S. said...

Walk off running slap bunt please!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time for Mr. Walkoff to shine. Or unless he walks, then it's up to Abreu or Castro.

Josh S. said...

They're gonna walk Dre, aren't they?

Dusty Baker said...

Walking Ethier, probably?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's up to Abreu.

Orel said...

Much respect to Andre.

Mr. Customer said...

This can't go down like this again, can it?

Dusty Baker said...

Hope Abreu doesn't break an ankle going from on-deck circle to batter's box.

Orel said...

Will it be a welcome-to-the-bigs moment?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crapola.

Orel said...

shitzy

Josh S. said...

It's a welcome to the bigs moment, alright. Just not the good kind.

Dusty Baker said...

Yes, it will, Orel. But not in the good kind of way.

Dusty Baker said...

Echo echo echo echo....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hope tomorrow's starter lasts into the eighth. Wait, it's Kershaw. Crap, the bullpen's gonna be fried.

Orel said...

Any announcement on Chad's hammy?

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, it's his hammy. (Not being a smart ass).

Orel said...

Not the same injury as last time?

Dusty Baker said...

"By David Ely / MLB.com

08/08/09 12:26 AM ET

LOS ANGLES -- For a second consecutive start against the Braves, Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley was forced to exit the game because of a problem with one of his hamstrings.

On Sunday in Atlanta, Billingsley left after five innings with a right hamstring cramp. On Friday at Dodger Stadium, Billingsley suffered a mild left hamstring strain when he ran out of the batter's box after singling in the bottom of the sixth.

Billingsley had thrown just 78 pitches before exiting the game. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, walking three and striking out three in six innings."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really hate Garret Anderson.

Orel said...

Thanks, DB. Who knew the Dodgers' official website would have the info I was looking for?

Orel said...

Not looking good.

Orel said...

Elbert is up in the pen. That could mess up the rotation.

Orel said...

Elbert in. And Schmidt is on the DL. Who starts Sunday?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We've screwed up the rotation, and all because some dickweed decided to run onto the field. He really deserves Bartman treatment.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm on 4 days rest. If they'll comp me a ticket Sunday I can be ready for the spot start.

Josh S. said...

They're going to have to call up Stults now.

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