Saturday, August 29, 2009

Game 130 Thread: August 29 @ Commies, 1p

Charlie Haeger (1-1, 1.93) vs. Matt Maloney (0-2, 6.11).

COMMENTS: After yesterday's disappointing effort, in which the Dodger bats decided not to show up until the ninth inning, while Chad Billingsley exited before the sixth, the Dodgers try to stop the Big Red Machine from rolling toward a sixth straight victory (not bad for a 56-71 team). Come on, let's stop Keaton ourselves; we should be pounding this team into the ground.

Haeger goes for his second Dodger victory and tries to demonstrate why he Warrens a place in the rotation, Sorvino up some more knuckleball specials. Meanwhile, Rafael Furcal looks to build off two straight promising games at the plate and further raise his Beatty average from the ~.250 doldrums unfit for a leadoff hitter. Let's get a victory today over the commie rats at the Great American Ballpark.

133 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Commies

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Where is everyone?

Dusty Baker said...

We should throw Castro in the lineup. And Wolf, since he's a redhead.

karina said...

Down with the Commies!

I think i'm won't be on the Gt because party starts early today and i'm off to get dressed up.

Maybe i'll drop by around the 4th inning.

Go Dodgers!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker "throw Castro". Well played, sir.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this sort of party that you're getting all dressed up for, Karina? Sounds like a swank affair.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS
Pierre CF
Manny LF
Kemp RF
Loney 1B
Loretta 3B
Hudson 2B
Ausmus C
Haeger P

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone please call my father-in-law at 323-xxx-xxxx and explain to him why Furcal is STILL leading off.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier sits, interesting.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny doing what Furcal almost did right before - over the right field wall.

Dusty Baker said...

We'll have Ethier ready for the rubber game.

Steve Sax said...

HR Manny! Suck it, Plaschke, you commie pinko

Steve Sax said...

2-0 lead before the Reds even bat

Dusty Baker said...

*erases "Suck it Plaschke, you commie pinko" from comments box after seeing Sax already posted such*

Steve Sax said...

Haeger's first inning. K, F7, K. Nice!

2-0 Dodgers through one

Steve Sax said...

Have a nice time at the party, Karina

i'll be at the pool this afternoon, it's hot here in LA

Dusty Baker said...

Haeger threw 6 pitches to Votto. They ranged in speed from 69-72 MPH.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal: Watch Haeger bunt to get some tips.

Dusty Baker said...

4-nil! There's more where that came from, commie bitches!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cram it with walnuts, Stubbs

Nic j said...

We actually scored a sac run from third? Wow, my Christmas wish came true early.

Dusty Baker said...

Apparently my copy of "All I Really Need to Know about Sac Flies I learned in Little League" book arrived at the team hotel last night.

Steve Sax said...

High pitch count for Haeger but at least he's getting it done. 4-0 through two. We are on pace to win 18-0.

Erin #2 said...

Nice listening to Eric Karros on "Fox" doing the game!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought knucklers can go to 150 pitches?

Erin #2 said...

Oh that sucked........

Nic j said...

I was waiting for that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crapola

Steve Sax said...

Tatum tater, 4-1 with no outs in the bottom of the third

Steve Sax said...

@Erin #2: that must be why EK isn't on this Gane Thread

Nic j said...

When the announcer said there was near zero humidity I knew Charlie was in for a tough one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For the love of crap

Erin #2 said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs responds to the cram it with walnuts remark by walking, SB, and scoring on a Janish HR. 4-3 Dodgers and suddenly Haeger is reeling.

Erin #2 said...

It's usually the ninth inning when we go through this crap!!!

Steve Sax said...

Double by Votto. Come on, Charlie, one more out.

Our pen had better be ready.

Nic j said...

With a knuckleballer and this tiny park this was bound
to happen. I think we can outscore them though.

Steve Sax said...

Let's get Wilson Phillips here...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I still stand by my walnuts remark

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING HELL

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, tied up! Bye, Sammy Haeger.

Orel said...

This sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

Sax, you realize this is all on you now, jinxmeaister:

"High pitch count for Haeger but at least he's getting it done. 4-0 through two. We are on pace to win 18-0.

8/29/2009 1:54 PM"

Steve Sax said...

"It was the walnuts that insipred me," said Stubbs after the game.

Here's Dream Weaver!

Nic j said...

No big deal. We should be able to win a six inning game against the reds.

Although, I do believe the reds have one of the best ERA in the majors from the 7th inning on.

Dusty Baker said...

How did Sammy Haeger go from unhittable, embarrassing hitters on national TV one inning to, about 6 minutes later, giving up 4 runs and run out?

Steve Sax said...

@DB, don't be hating the extrapolater

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TBLA is so in love with Haeger. I'm doing my best to bring the guy down to Earth. I like him, but he's not Koufax.

Dusty Baker said...

True enough, Sax; you extrapolated, but didn't seek to predict.

Nonetheless, it was the kiss of death and now this is all on your shoulders. It's a heavy burden to bear.

Steve Sax said...

Weaver picks up where Haeger left off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THIS INNING WON'T END

Dusty Baker said...

I'm tired of this 3rd inning now. Let's put it behind us already.

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, it's on my shoulders? I'd better tell Weaver to get the third out.

There.

Now I'll tell the bottom of our lineup to score in the fourth.

Steve Sax said...

Why isn't anyone listening to me?

They've batted around.

Dusty Baker said...

I knew you'd lead us through this, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Finally!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's up to...(gulp) the offense

Nic j said...

Looks like the offense has packed up until the ninth.

Dusty Baker said...

The ninth inning, or the ninth of September, Nic J?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're pressing now. No patience, no runs. How have they not learned this yet? Just look at that second. That's how you score, not by swinging at the first pitch.

Nic j said...

The way they've been hitting it might be the ninth of next April.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh great, now Weaver sucks.

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs' third AB, and he chokes on walnuts. K.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shut up with the walnuts, Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Janishing act, K for Paul to end the 4th.

Tied at 4.

Did anyone see the yankmes won 10-0 over the ChiSox? Ouch. They will be tough...

Nic j said...

Thank you wind!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for the wind!

Steve Sax said...

A can a week, Mr LA SF, that's all we ask.

Furcal HR! Wow, I hope Raffy is back!

Steve Sax said...

We're still not taking any pitches though

Delino DeShields said...

"a splendid saturday in cincy" can only happen outside of ohio.

Delino DeShields said...

sax- remember how I almost got killed in cincy?

Steve Sax said...

Pool scene is trendy but mlb gameday on the iPhone is oh so hip

Delino DeShields said...

yep, he said "darn it."

Steve Sax said...

Why does the worst-hitting team in the league have 8 hits on us with only 12 outs?

Nic j said...

This sucks, it's a little funny because this is such a dodger thing to do. Beat the team hot on you tail and get your ass kicked by a horrible team.

Delino DeShields said...

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Delino DeShields said...

out at home. eat it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He rights like Plaschke.

That is to say, it's all gibberish.

Delino DeShields said...

Manny should have dove for it.

Delino DeShields said...

The Red showing their mettle. So did Weaver.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nicely done, Weaver.

Nic j said...

Weaver wobbles but he doesn't fall down!

Orel said...

Following on Gameday — was Weaver as clutch as it seems?

Erin #2 said...

I happen to agree with everything baby deshields just said.....

Nic j said...

I can't believe maloney went 6 full innings.

Erin #2 said...

On a side note, since I'm watching the TV, what is it with ball players and chewing tobacco? Do you really think a big bump under your lip that makes you look like you have a double chin and then you sit there on camera spitting really is attractive??? Honest to god, its truly replusive and what is worse is that they show it on TV!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cram it with walnuts, Stubbs

fanerman said...

I agree, Erin #2.

Erin #2 said...

Weaver should have left earlier, darn it......

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK YEAH

Erin #2 said...

thank god....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You mean "Thank Dog", Erin.

Nic j said...

E2, most of them are millionaires I'm sure they dontnhave a shortage of women finding them attractive.

It is pretty gross. I hate watching red sox games because of francona and his damn bubblegum. Well that and I hate the red sox.

Nic j said...

A little league double by raffy!

Erin #2 said...

But its not about "women" finding them attractive....its about personal pride and cleanliness. Not to mention the "Lip Cancer" that they're going to end up getting.

Woot Woot....runners at second and third!!

Orel said...

We are bombing Carrie Fisher.

Erin #2 said...

No outs......woo hoo!!

Erin #2 said...

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Nic j said...

Bison at 20 HR's!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KEMP!

Nic j said...

E2 just be glad they don't let them smoke in the dugouts anymore.

fanerman said...

PSYCHO CRUSHER!!!

Nic j said...

OHHHHH DOG!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THE O-DOG IS LOOSE

Erin #2 said...

I had a younger brother that was a baseball player growing up. He did the whole little league, high school, legion baseball, and then played in College at Sac City. He always sucked on sunflower seeds and I thought that was bad enough, but the whole spitting wads of crap is just really icky!! They keep showing the same commie players doing that today!

Erin #2 said...

We could still use a few more runs.....after all, the ninth inning isn't too far away!!

Dusty Baker said...

Weaver and/or Pierre today's MVP?

Or Hudson.

Or Furcal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice barehand grab by Castro

Erin said...

I'd give to to Weaver for working out of that bases loaded jam. If he lets that get away, we're looking at a very different game.

rbnlaw said...

What's shakin peeps?

rbnlaw said...

I'm checking the rules to see if we can back date 4 of our runs to last night.

Fred's Brim said...

just checking in now - looks like a good bounce-back game. Was Charlie bad enough to be pulled or was Joe being scared?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He was pretty bad, and it should be noted Torre made the right move.

Fred's Brim said...

How close was Loretta?

Fred's Brim said...

Was he bad or knuckleballer bad?

JuanLove said...

Weaver is so awesome

Dusty Baker said...

Missed it by that much, Loretta.

Why did Belly bat but then Torre put Mota in for th 9th?

Dusty Baker said...

Sammy was lights out for the first 2 innings.

Then I guess the commies had seen enough to know how to hit it and he was ineffective. He wasn't awful, just knuckleball awful I guess I would say.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He couldn't get the ball to sink. Two homers tells you that.

Fred's Brim said...

i was wondering that too. no more PHers and didn't want to use Russ? Is Belly our Micah Owings?

JuanLove said...

yes sir!

JuanLove said...

oh i wasnt talking to you Fred lol

i was just happy we won :P

Dusty Baker said...

A victory that stops the march of communism.

Fred's Brim said...

i hope Sammy gets another shot - i would say he has earned another one, maybe he'd be better at home.
When does Hiro come off the DL?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And just like the Cold War, the good guys win, and Gorbech-er, I mean the Reds lose.

Fred's Brim said...

hehe I am happy for the win too, JL.

The LA McCarthys have outted those damn commies!

JuanLove said...

Matt Kemp is such a stud. there are just times where you know he's going deep. today was one. im sure everyone here had the feeling

Dusty Baker said...

Hiro pitched a successful simulated game today. However, there is talk that mentally he is a bit reticent to take the next step.

Fred's Brim said...

i can imagine he would be. Every swing would make you flinch

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Clayton can pitch well again tomorrow - he seemed to turn a corner in Colorado. I hope that's the Clayton we see the rest of the way

Dusty Baker said...

Can't wait for the rubber game tomorrow. For now, it's off to see "District 9" then have dinner. I'm avoiding the Rox-Jints game and taping it so I can watch later tonight.

rbnlaw said...

I love these bounce back wins, but I also get leery at scoring so many in one game. I just hope they support a solid effort from Kershaw tomorrow.

Meanwhile, back to the ice chest for another. It was 101 in Brea during my son's soccer tournament. Brutal.

KempKershaw said...

Karros and Brennaman are idiots.