Friday, September 04, 2009

Game 136 Thread: Sept 4 vs. Pod People, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (8-7, 2.94) vs. Wade LeBlanc (0-1, 9.58).

COMMENTS: What's up, Doc? The Dodgers have hit LeBlanc to the (looney) tune of a .364 average, so tonight's pitching matchup should be a blank check for them to blank the Padres. Although the Dodgers have been lacking in run support lately, they won't be lacking my support — I'll be there for you, Boys in Blue. Let's hope LeBlanc gets hit left and right, left and right, and feels the burn!

133 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

Like the fact that Torre stays with BelliYard. Gives O some more rest and keeps a hot bat in the lineup.

Let's hope for a KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKershaw outing of epic proportions.

Paul said...

Furcal SS stands for Sorry Suckers I am still leading off or as I like to say leading out.

Paul said...

No Sleep till Broxton!!!!

rbnlaw said...

Tonight's odds:

Furcal grounds out: 3-2
Furcal stikes-out: 2-1
Furcal pops-up: 2-1
Furcal lines out to
an infielder: 5-1
Furcal lines out to
an outfielder: 7-1
Furcal looks at strike
3, the ball is dropped
and the out recorded
at first: 10-1
Furcal is hit by pitch
but doesn't know what
to do when he's awarded
the base: 15-1
Furcal gets a hit 35-1
Furcal gets extra-base
hit 75-1
Furcal hits an HR OFF
Furcal steals a base OFF

Place all bets with the bartender at the Assassins' Circle. Mention you got killed by rbnlaw and receive a bonus $5 on your bet.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Paul re Brox:

While you're at the job working nine to five
Big Boy Broxton at the Ravine - cold throwin' 105!

Nic j said...

You know it's September when the pads roll out leblanc and his endless ammount of changeups.

Dusty Baker said...

So NicJ, would you say change is in the air?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I just went to the coinstar and got $108 back from chain. Drinks are on me everyone...I hope you like Pabst Blue Ribbon

Paul said...

@ Dusty,

Nice!.

Neeebs said...

I got $1 on a basehit by Raffy.

Neeebs said...

Make it an extra base hit. $1 gets me $75

Dusty Baker said...

Phiwwy losing 6-0 in the 5th.

Rox up early 1-0.

Gnats down 2-0 in the 4th to Brewaz. That should be enough runs to hold off Gnats.

Matt said...

I made the drive from San Diego for tonight's game! Why do they play old music videos before the game? Hair bands are always cool...

Dusty Baker said...

Welcome to the Ravine, Matt!

rbnlaw said...

@GLG:
Oh heyel, yes.

Dusty Baker said...

Yank-mes lost! About time, a-holez!

Dusty Baker said...

Nobody better be drinking PBR without including me, is all I gots to say.

rbnlaw said...

By the way, all Furcal bets are for his first at bat. Subsequent at-bats are all assumed to be meaningless unless he leads-off the inning, then the ground-ball out is assumed.

Damon said...

he's gonna ground out to the 2nd baseman

Nic j said...

Wainwright totally pulled a billingsley today. It's comforting to see that he is human.

Ken said...

however the cards are still winning

Dusty Baker said...

We ran Wainwright out when he was last here.

Say "We ran Wainwright" five times fast.

rbnlaw said...

Off to the sports bar/pizza joint to watch the game and eat wings with the family.
Best of luck on your bets gentlemen. I took the dropped third strike option.

Nic j said...

Well they are playing the pirates.

Dusty Baker said...

D'bags just equalized w/ Rox. 2-2.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Kershaw is following the Jon Garland plan from last night.

Ken said...

I dont mind the rough start and cruising the rest of the game, as much as the later inning implosion

Ken said...

Ole~

Dusty Baker said...

19 pitches. Not one curve thrown. Clayton, that's, um, kinda your thing.

Ken said...

will this be a mirror game from last night

Ken said...

breaking pitch in the dirt

Nic j said...

If kershaw gets the usually run support he has been getting he just lost the game.

Dusty Baker said...

Our one-man wrecking crew - BelliYard - can make it up.

Ken said...

@ nic

yea, he is the randy wolf of the second half

Nic j said...

Is headly using notes?

Ken said...

its a countdown to a homer i swear

Nic j said...

Hitting the ball hard, but right at people.
I've seen this game already.

Nic j said...

Two errors on one play.

I think I'm going to watch something else.

Andrew said...

Anyone have any clue why Kershaw slide steps with a runner on third...his mechanics go to shit when he slide steps.

Dusty Baker said...

Hadn't noticed but I'll watch that, Andrew.

Andrew said...

The sign of a man who tries to pull everything...consecutive nights of broken bat dying quail singles to center.

Andrew said...

Dusty- The thing to look for are the fast balls that tend to stay up and outside...with the slide step, his arm lags and can't get a downward plane to the plate.

Andrew said...

Was that fly ball by Loney the farthest ball he has hit at Dodger Stadium this year?

Andrew said...

Clearly Kershaw is pitching around Eckstein to get to Adrian Gonzalez.

Josh S. said...

Two nights in a row with that play?!

Ken said...

hitting the ball on the screws each time. le blanc is playing with fire.

but wasnt the guy yesterday having an 8 ERA and his ERA actually improved?!

Ken said...

kinda empty tonight~

Nic j said...

At least he is getting productive outs now.

Andrew said...

A fly ball to center with first and second and no one out as the last feasible offensive threat is NOT really that productive.

Andrew said...

For the off season, do we decide 94 OPS+ is not acceptable out of a first baseman, regardless of his defensive abilities?

Nic j said...

Blanked by Leblanc so far.

Dusty Baker said...

@ ANdrew

Yes. Decidedly yes.

Nic j said...

If you can find anyone out there that is better and available I'm sure the dodgers would love to hear any ideas.

Dusty Baker said...

My grandmother is a better hitter for power.

Nic j said...

What number does she Want to wear?

Nic j said...

I bet matt kemp misses august.

Paul said...

Guys.....really....we are be shut down again.

Paul said...

Being but be works

Paul said...

K guys. Just heading out to the bars in the evil city hunting for witches I think I am money tonight. I still have the updates but I am not happy about this sad sack of sadistic southerners!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

#45 I think is available.

http://twitpic.com/gj0xj

Dusty Baker said...

That's me as a kid, BTW, with said grandmother. Right when I developed my love for Colt 45.

Andrew said...

I love first basemen who hit .270 with no power as much as .249 lead off hitters who dont walk.

Andrew said...

Can we have a metaphor contest for what the effect of having Loretta hit for Ausmus is?

Nic j said...

The dodgers are taking the phrase "baseball is a game of failure" way too literally.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hope this game can be the kick in the nuts the offense has needed.

Nic j said...

Manny, kemp, and maybe thome up next?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have no clue who any of these pod pitchers are.

Dusty Baker said...

This game has certainly kicked me in the nuts. Though I didn't necessarily need it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm getting tired of Manny all of a sudden.

Nic j said...

Thome Thime!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THOME

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THOME, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD

Nic j said...

A base hit!!!!!!!!!'

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh, Belliard, you downer.

Dusty Baker said...

If Manny didn't look like Manny and have his name and number on the back of his jersey, you'd think, who the fuck is this amateur, inpatient hitter trying to big time it? Sad what he's become. He was always patient and smart at bat, willing to take a walk or knock a nice double, and now all he does is watch good pitches, swing wildly, force things, and generally suck.

Paul said...

I hate Bell!!!!!!

Nic j said...

When I need bell to win he sucks, and when I need him to suck tonight I'm sure he will be perfect.

Nic j said...

Come on Heath get this guy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Repko should be on the move.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I feel like giving everyone on the team a swift kick in the nuts.

Nic j said...

Well that didn't work

Dusty Baker said...

Loney you fucking suck Suck SUCK SUUUUUUCK! Tired of this. You must go.

Dusty Baker said...

Can we get Adrian Gonzalez in a trade and have him switch unis like Jon Garland did? Now?

Dusty Baker said...

0-11 w/ RISP.

Nic j said...

2 out of 2 dust's agree that loney needs to go.

Steve Sax said...

This is so horrible, i am about to have a Guinness milkshake @ the Roosevelt, in order to reverse our fortunes.

I'm not kidding.

Dusty Baker said...

Sax, that's so cruel to flaunt your proximity to such nectar. If I weren't almost a jug into a Chianti, I'd have half a mind to get off tha sofa and head there for a shake.

Nic j said...

Seriously, how are the Dodgers about to get Blanc'd

Dusty Baker said...

The fart of our lineup due up: Loretta, Martin, Furcal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

JP and Thome: Better than Loretta.

Dusty Baker said...

JP with tha remedy!

Nic j said...

maybe we should sit manny and start pierre.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Coltrane! Where do you want your bobblehead to end up tonight?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw, for fuck's sake

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, JMart. Your bobblehead now rests next to the cats' litterbox. Hurts me more than it does you.

Nic j said...

why dont people boo martin?

Paul said...

Furcal is fuckin worthless.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game was one big fail

Nic j said...

Think i can make it down to Dodger Stadium so i can flip over the spread before anyone gets to it?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the trend has been the mocking of opposing pitchers in the GT.

Nic j said...

Paul, dont forget about martin and loney.

You could also throw in Blake and Manny.

Nic j said...

On the bright side, we wont have to see Leblanc in the playoffs.

Dusty Baker said...

I've been wrong on many things, but I continue to say Torre needs to turn some tables over and do some yellin' at this point, cause these guys are just stuck in slo-mo. WTF?

Dodgers Live postgame is just bagging on us, and they should be.

Paul said...

Nic

You are right this is a team effort of bad offensive baseball

Nic j said...

I think the dodgers need a talking to by Tommy Lasorda.

Paul said...

The one bright side my friend Sue Falsone is being recognized as the first woman trainer.

Matt said...

Nic J. I just tried to go flip the spread but the new Prince Fielder-proof security stopped me...ooo fireworks!

Dusty Baker said...

@ Paul

Just watched the piece on Sue. Awesome story! She's a friend of yours? Mucho props. I love what Randy Wolf had to say about her.

Paul said...

Nice tribute to Sue! Makes me feel a little better. Now back to another round

Paul said...

Dusty.

Yes and you won't meet a nicer more down to earth person who is dedicated to her job. Very proud of her and the dodgers for giving her the chance

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jon Lovitz on DodgerTalk.

Nic j said...

Can she hit?

Nic j said...

Can Lovitz hit?

Im desperate.

Dusty Baker said...

Awesome, Paul. Pass along congrats on the position, props for a job well done, and tell her to give Furcal an extra nasty neck pinch during his rub-down for being such a useless fucking pinhead fucking fuck.

Paul said...

It is really sad when Matt Latos scares you.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I blame this loss on the lack of an ace. That is the problem this team has, right? Lack of an ace?

Nic j said...

MLSF, you two-timer. I saw that post on TBLA.

haha.

Neeebs said...

OK, we all admit that this game sucked.

But, I'll spin it this way:

Our last three series, we won, won, split. In each of those series I think we lost the first game. Am I wrong about this. (It's late and my memory is shot from the week.)

Neeebs said...

Nic J.: MLASF hasn't learned my trick of posting on different sites under different screen names.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic has discovered my secret!

(scurries back to cave, huddles under rock)

Nic j said...

I knew Nuuubs was you!!!

Nic j said...

"Nic has discovered my secret!

(scurries back to cave, huddles under rock)"

While your under there can you looks for the dodgers offense?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - I checked. Nothing. But I did find the real killer.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought for sure my "Busty Daker" moniker would fool everyone.

Steve Sax said...

Guinness milkshake didn't do shit except give this lactose-intolerant Son a guarantee for a long night. Wonderful.

Nic j said...

looks like the dodgers wont be the only ones in the crapper tonight. Huh, Sax?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers tonight: NOT Brilliant!

Nic j said...

Will someone put up a PGT so i dont have to look at Matt Leblanc and his stupid taunting grin everytime i check back on the site.

allan said...

Hey Dusty-When I was 12 years old or so, you were playing for the Dodgers at Wrigley one day. I believe you were just traded from the Giants back then(or vice-versa) Most of the big leaguers used to ignore me(I was a real excitable kid).You were by the Visitor's bullpen, and I ran up to you and said "Dusty, Dusty-can I have a baseball, I've never caught one at a game in my life! And you said "Sure" and tossed me an old ball. It may be common practice now-a-days, but I have never forgot that simple act of kindness you showed me. I've told the story to my sister Barbara Bernstein,and her son Max whom you may remember from your Cubs Spring Training managerial days. I always felt that you and Ernie Banks were the two classiest guys I ever met in baseball, you both are so very well grounded, heartfelt people. That makes a difference to a kid,and you left a great impression on my life. Though I grew up on the Northside, I've always been a Sox fan, like my brothers. The only time I rooted for the Cubbies(please help Santo get in the HOF soon, he is most deserving) was one cold September day in 1972, when my brothers and I were in attendance for Milt Pappas' no-hitter. He had a perfect game going against the Padres, but on the 27th batter, pinch hitter Larry Stahl was behind on the count 1-2. Despite 3 close pitches that could have gone either way, Umpire Bruce Froemming wouldn't give Pappas the call. Randy Hundley had to restrain Pappas, who came off the mound after Froemming.LOL-Good luck to you and your family always, I may not of been a Cub fan, but I've always been a Dusty Baker fan.

allan said...

P.S.-Us Southside Hitmen are going to miss Thome, hope he hits #600 in Dodger blue, you guys should be unstoppable now, with him and Garland on the team. You can always trade for Heinie Manusch to replace Furcal-LOL

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Now it's clear why the Madres traded away Peavey... LeBlanc is the new Dodger Killer of the NL WEST.

Are you kidding me? Wade LeBlanc blancs the Dodgers? This is a sign of the apocolypse for the Dodgers offense. I understand the team is mired in some unsustainable funk, but man, they do not look like a championship caliber team right now.

allan said...

Hey, Kenny Williams says we are going to ask Thome to rejoin the Sox next season-woo woo---- go help these Dodgers , Big Jim, then come on back home Thome!