Sunday, August 09, 2009

Game 112 Thread: August 9 vs. Braves, 1p

Eric Stults (4-2, 4.80) vs. Javier Vazquez (9-7, 2.99).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers are 6-10 in their last 16 games, and it doesn't get easier after today. Tomorrow they enter the unfriendly confines of AT&T Park, followed by a trip to Arizona. Both the Giants and Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their past ten games. Oh, and Albert Pujols and the Cardinals come to town after that. Followed by the Cubs.

But first things first. Stults will try to help the Dodgers salvage a series split against Atlanta today, but Vazquez, who trails only Tim Lincecum with 164 strikeouts on the season, will try to continue to take advantage of a struggling Dodgers offense.

You know what would be nice? One for the road. Let's hope the Dodgers turn their frowns upside-down and board that charter with a one-game win streak.

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Nic j said...

at least we are going to lose in regulation.

Dusty Baker said...

I had "How's your boy Vazquez now, Vin?!?" typed out and ready to roll in case E hit it out.

Sorry if jinxed anything.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not as much strain on the bullpen as the last two losses.

Paul said...

Man we must be facing smoltz Maddux and glavine

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's a damn good thing there's a football game today to cheer me up.

Nic j said...

don mattingly's soul patch just got a little more grey.

Orel said...

I hope Vazquez goes for the CG.

Orel said...

No Vazquez in the ninth.

Orel said...

"Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"

Dusty Baker said...

Here's some crack reporting from the official Dodgers website...headline says:

"Dodgers' rotation remains in flux"

Nic j said...

this is all stults' fault, if he only could of pitched a CG shutout we would have this thing in the bag right now.

i think tron needs to go on the DL

karina said...

Hope Tron forgot about last night

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least this game won't feel so tantalizingly close.

Orel said...

Tron is waning.

Nic j said...

he sure didnt.

Paul said...

Troncoso is bad

Orel said...

Raffy saves a run...for now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That does it.

Nic j said...

tired arm. his BAA in august is 385, and growing.

Orel said...

Game over, man.

Paul said...

Hook please!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They should have left Shaggy in.

Orel said...

If science ever reaches the point where they can do instantaneous arm transplants, will they be allowed in MLB?

Dusty Baker said...

This is Gagne - game over.

See you at PGT.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's wait until science reaches that point before we discuss it. Let's not put the cart before the horse.

Nic j said...

the game was really over like two innings ago anyways when the paint fumes wore off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers: 3-1 against Braves with Chipper in the lineup.

W/O Chipper: 0-3

Orel said...

Giants lost.

Orel said...

Ergo, we own Chipper Jones.

Nic j said...

its a little sad when all you have to look forward too is the giants losing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either that or Kelly Johnson kicks ass.

Paul said...

We didn't want a cheap 3 run comeback anyways This needs to be big to break the slump

Nic j said...

and just like that we lost the season series to the braves.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Nic J-

Or all one has to cling to is the MFPGT.

Orel said...

Dodgers will score three in the ninth to make it interesting.

Nic j said...

we are turning into last years angels, just a little earlier.

karina said...

It's just a bump, they deserve we give them more credit.

Nic j said...

at least it wasnt on two outs.

Paul said...

Maybe prince fielder put a curse on the clubhouse

Paul said...

This why you don't score 17 runs in one game. Math.

Nic j said...

11-13 since the allstar break is a pretty big bump.

Nic j said...

get it all out guys.

Orel said...

Kemp still determined to show the fans a good time.

Paul said...

3 runs won't even make it interesting. How sad

Nic j said...

@orel, whats left of them anyways.

Orel said...

I thought they got it all out last week.

Orel said...

Right, Nic. No fireworks after the game.

Paul said...

If the bullpen goes to crap. Lasorda help us

Orel said...

Kawakama, Kawashima, it's all good.

Nic j said...

torre is going to need something a little stronger than green tea after this game.

Paul said...

Let's hope manny gets going in the bay

Nic j said...

im not sure if its a good thing that we are going up against the giants 4,5, and 1 starter with the way we have been hitting against scrubs lately.

Paul said...

McCann. "throw strikes!"

Nic j said...

all we need is two grand slams to win it.

Paul said...

It's a start

karina said...

@Nic j: all of them...and us

Orel said...

Back-to-back singles down seven in the ninth! Kind of sums it all up!

karina said...

Can we focus on the positive? Manny is getting back to himself.

Orel said...

Lose to Sanchez and Martinez and beat Lincecum?

Orel said...

Cheer us up, Karina!

Nic j said...

WE GOT ONE!!!

Orel said...

DP scores a run. We are totally primed to win this game.

Paul said...

It's a finish

Nic j said...

@orel, i would bet money on it.

Orel said...

Six-run HR, Russ!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How come we couldn't score two runs in regulation last night? What the hell is wrong with us?

rbnlaw said...

Peeps:
I'm in the SF and the Gnats just lost to the Reds. Life is good.

Going to the game tomorrow. I'll be giving updates as we go. Right now, we're chillin at the Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin.

Orel said...

Too funny, Nic.

Orel said...

Way to represent, Rbn!

Orel said...

Three-run HR brings us within three! We've got 'em right where we want 'em!

karina said...

@Orel: last year around this time, the team was dreadful. We shouldn't panic yet, because it's normal they have slowed down a little bit. Then, we could consider as good other NL West teams can play, they still have more holes than the Dodgers.

Paul said...

What is cox doing? It is Loretta!

Orel said...

True, Karina, but getting Manny changed everything. We're stuck with the lineup we've got.

Nic j said...

can we re-trade for manny?

Orel said...

Maybe if we put him on waivers it'll be like getting him all over again.

Paul said...

Anything good on waivers maybe?

Orel said...

Unusual to lose the bat after making contact.

Nic j said...

check his fingers for pine tar!!

Orel said...

Difference-making pitchers? Doubt it.

Orel said...

MFPGT up.

karina said...

@Orel: don't underestimate faith. They'll get back to their amazing selves.

Orel said...

I hope!

rbnlaw said...

Christ, what a trainwreck for the Blue today.

If I'm Torre, the doors are closed and there's an ass-rippin' coming for this team. The Gnats are ripe for a beating.

Luckily, we won't see Cain or Timmah tomorrow. I'll be there representing for my SoSG peeps.

BTW, SF has great bars as I've been reaffirming.

Orel said...

Remember, you are undercover.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel:
MFPGT? Jeez, what's with the anger?
But then, I've been drinking at the best bar in the Tenderloin.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel:

Ha! We were cheering the last out of the Gnats game. . .then saying, "Oh, Damn!" It was funny.

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