Saturday, September 05, 2009

Game 137 Thread: Sept 5 vs. Pads, 7p

Randy Wolf (9-6, 3.25) vs. Mat Latos (4-4, 4.53).

COMMENTS: Lobo vs. Latos tonight. Dodger bats vs. team LOB tonight. Dodger fans vs. urge to tear your hair out tonight. Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

111 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS
Pierre LF
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Belliard 3B
Martin C
Hudson 2B
Wolf P

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No Manny, but O-Dog is in. I predict the score will be 5-2.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In our favor, of course

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I'll be at the game tonight. I got great seats behind the Dodgers dugout for free from a work contact. I will be the guy who looks astonishingly like Brad Pitt (it's a curse really)

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Serious Gagne is in effect tonight since the Giants won earlier

Dusty Baker said...

I'll be in the Yard in awhile. Was incorrect earlier about the seats. I'm in section 8 field, toward the very top. Wearing my favorite blue "42" hat, trying to capture some Jackie magic.

J. Steve said...

Dusty... I might be sitting next to you. I'll also be in Section 8 towards the back! Go Blue!

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah, J Steve! We're row Y, specifically, seats 1-4.

THINK BLUE!

J. Steve said...

I'll be right in front of you in row X! See you there!

Dusty Baker said...

Cheers, J Steve!

Dusty Baker said...

Rox already up 2-0.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Rockies, top 4.

Giants already won.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know how I'll survive tomorrow without the Dodgers on until 5.

Dusty Baker said...

@ MLASF

At least it's 5, not 7. Otherwise we might have to find other pursuits.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My internal clock is used to 1 o'clock though, and I nearly went insane waiting for last week's 10 o'clock start.

Dusty Baker said...

I know what u mean about an internal clock. It's like "It's tiiiime for Dodger baseb..." - no it's not.

Erin #2 said...

Can I have this line up:

Lopes
Russell
Cey
Garvey
Guerrero
Baker
Monday
Yeager
Stewart

Nic j said...

1-0, did we just lose?

Neeebs said...

I really want a laugher tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Everth Cabrera, mainly because he makes me want to type Evereth.

Erin said...

At the game. Kershaw signed a ball for Christine about twenty minutes before first pitch. That was nice; we've been wanting his for a while now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Erin's in!

Furcal singled? What is this demonry!?

karina said...

I sense since Erin's at the game, we'll have her magic.Two on, no outs.

Erin said...

Pictorial proof of the signing:

www.twitpic.com/gnwdt

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GJLAR

Fred's Brim said...

give that kid a raise!

Fred's Brim said...

great slide by Young Dre too

Fred's Brim said...

OK Randy, shut these mofos down!

Erin said...

I will try to work my magic (further) on this game. For now, I'm leaving the interwebs.

Oh, but Karina, an etiquette question: I'm thinking of an avatar change. If the Dodgers win tonight, am I stupid to change?

P.S. It's been noted, and I'm sure I've even said it myself, but Eckstein is downright TINY when compared to normal-sized men.

karina said...

Erin, i wouldn't change it tonight. Let's not defy the good start, you could change it tomorrow.

Have lots of fun there!

karina said...

Erin P.S: love the picture, by the way.

karina said...

I just realized there are tons of venezuelans in the NL West, maybe the most in all the MLB.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, we have a lead! Is that allowed?

karina said...

It is allowed, Mr Customer. Don't be so mean, it's still early in the game :)

karina said...

They have to win tonight. I have an awful flu, sore throat. body ache, cough and i had some fever early.I shouldn't have walked in the rain, on my first day of the flu, then standing up getting wet listening to some political speech, walk a little more on a humid and hot weather and finally getting in a car with the AC on.

Now all my friends are having fun and i'm at home sick :(

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I didn't intend to be mean, just sarcastic. Wolf looks like he's over his first inning doldrums, hopefully we can pile on a few more.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina,

...and feel better, too!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Way to waste a perfectly good balk, O-Dog.

Dusty Baker said...

Of all the ball parks in all the towns in all the world, and J Steve has to biy tickets right in front of me - hilarious!

Fred's Brim said...

feel better karina - a Dodger win is worth at least a degree or two off your fever!

Fred's Brim said...

heh "Balsley"

Neeebs said...

Here is our opportunity to blow this open

Mr. Customer said...

Beast mode activated!

Ken said...

The wheels have come off the Padres' truck

Fred's Brim said...

yes!! a bad play goes in our favor for once in the last 3 months!

karina said...

J. Pierre in play (runs)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't believe JP has been an offensive upgrade in this game.

Steve Sax said...

JO, once again having a game! In play, run(s)

Ken said...

I swear Juan is the Dodgers' good luck charm. A 10 million golden goose.

karina said...

@Mr. Customer @Fred's Brim Thanks for the get well wishes. Without a doubt, a Dodgers win would be very good. Last night was awful

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

San Diego, German for whale's...

well, you know the rest

Orel said...

Get better, Karina! The Dodgers will lift your spirits, if not your health.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How I loathe Everth

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just one more run and my prediction comes true

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

(crickets)

Mr. Customer said...

Latos looking for and early exit. Keep the hits coming, guys.

Neeebs said...

Grand salami would be nice

Nic j said...

We are seriously already 1-9 with RISP?

Dusty Baker said...

1-9 with RISP and we're up 4-2. Says a lot!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You can thank Everth Cabrera for four of those six runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's the last of the Mujicas.


I never tire of that joke.

Dusty Baker said...

Yank!

Steve Sax said...

There's Mr LA SF's 5-2 score! Amazing!

But I want more runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GJLAR

Nic j said...

2-10!!!!

Loney may be turning it around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We've hung a deuce in three of the four innings.

Nic j said...

WTF!?! How did BYU beat the sooner?

Looks like USC gets to jump a spot.

And wash and LSU are tied coming into the half!!!

MADNESS!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Not only that, but Florida failed to cover their 70-point spread against Charlseton St.

karina said...

Furcal doubles!

karina said...

@Orel thanks! you are right, at least a win will lift my spirits.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

7-2! They're blowing the cover off my prediction!

Josh S. said...

*rubs eyes*

Offense?

karina said...

Between his performance and the nice story posted by Sax, i've decided he's King James again.

Steve Sax said...

we are rolling! What a great feeling

Neeebs said...

@Karina

Copa del mundo qualifying game. Chile and Venezuela tie 2-2

Erin said...

Right now on DodgerVision:

"Cruise the Mexican Riviera with Steve Garvey and the Dodgers!"

Is Daddy taking you boys with him on the trip?

Josh S. said...

Who's gonna bat for Lobo?

Josh S. said...

Thome, not Manny. Interesting.

karina said...

@Neeebs we are tied!, though it's been the best game of the Venezuelan team in a while.

Nic j said...

Thome needs the at bat.

Neeebs said...

Were they just playing "Kashmir" at the stadium?

Fred's Brim said...

Tronny with the big beard! Can we call him La Barba? But that's feminine. El Barbo is The Catfish - that might be a good nickname for him

Either way, he's out after a pair of weak ground ball singles. Breezy to face AG

Erin said...

Yes, Neeebs. Christine confirmed it for me, since I don't know the song.

Fred's Brim said...

Breezy with the nasty hook to get AG! 7-2 good guys, 3 outs to go

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the Phillies needed Sherrill more than the Dodgers needed Lee.

Neeebs said...

@Erin
Must be Sherrill's walk in music. Pretty cool. Led Zepplin at the stadium

Erin said...

Once again, I join in with "Dont Stop Believin'." I've chosen to look it as always positive, no matter the score. If we're losing, we don't stop believin' in a comeback. If we're winnig, we don't stop believin' in the potential of this team.

I just like to sing it, even though it basically goes against everything I believe in with regard to baseball, so I have to justify it somehow.

Nic j said...

I'm getting worried about kemp. He has been chasing junk again lately.

Erin said...

Crowd singing along loudly with a mariachi song. Christine surprisingly doesn't know it (her grandmother was Mexican). Pretty cool moment, though.

And it did make Christine cry.

Viva Los Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

the Great Gazoo helmet!

Nic j said...

Wins don't come easy, anymore.

Fred's Brim said...

oh James, you may not get another meaningful inning again this year

Steve Sax said...

Tying run ondeck now that JMac has loaded 'em withnone out. Sacesituation: bring in brox!

mpearse89 said...

JMac is so inconsistent

Erin said...

Wow. This is not easy to watch.

Had anyone thought to remind the Dodgers that these are the PADRES??

Mr. Customer said...

Lots of miscues in the field recently...

Nic j said...

Don't remind broxton it's the padres. He melted down the last time in San Diego.

Fred's Brim said...

whew - that was close....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE WIN!

Fred's Brim said...

there it is. good recovery, JB

Nic j said...

Wow, that cabrera at bat was a little too easy.

Mr. Customer said...

[heart begins beating again]

Delino DeShields said...

USC wins.
Dodgers win.
And just as important, Oklahoma loses!

karina said...

Glad your heat is beating again.

What's a saturday night without any "excitement"?

Dodgers win!

Sleep tight everyone.

Fred's Brim said...

Kokimon goes tomorrow - it will be really go to see him on the mound. hope it goes smoothly and we can get him some runs

Dusty Baker said...

HFY!

Dusty Baker said...

Dead tired and need to hit the sack, because I have oh so busy of a schedule tomorrow (generally consisting of padding around the house nervously before game time and posting smack/masterful insight on a certain Dodger blog). In lieu of a post on the HFYPGT, I wanted to note the following:

Wolf wins his 100th. Must've been the reason the first TWO calls on Dodger Talk after the game tonight were from people seemingly howling likes wolves. Either that, or it's the full moon.

Let's go on what the kids now call a "win streak."

Crusty, out.

J. Steve said...

Hey, it was a great game, but made me a little nervous.

Unfortunately, it was only my second game of the year. Even more unfortunately, the second time I've missed Manny this season - the first game (also a win vs. the Pads), was during the suspension. I still haven't seen him play in person...

And it was great meeting fellow-commenter Dusty at the game. Weird coincidence that my wife and I were sitting right in front of him!

Dusty Baker said...

Hope you got some good pics of the game last night, J Steve. 'Twas a good angle. I had fully intended on doing the same, getting as far as loading up the camera in the car pre-game. Then the conversation went something like this:

Dusty, driving south on the 110, somewhere near Avenue 42: Can't wait to get some good shots at the game tonight. I brought the good camera and lenses, and charged up two batteries.

Mrs. Dusty, thinking about ho to jump out of a moving car: I, um, took the camera inside this afternoon because I didn't want it to get too hot.

*perma-sigh*

J. Steve said...

Sorry to hear about the camera, but at least it wasn't overheated!

We got some good pics. My wife got more excited about taking post-game pics. We went to leave though the loge level where we came in, but accidentally took the second escalator up to the club level. We went through the area with the suites and to the club level seats, where my wife started taking a bunch of pics of the cleanup and ground crews.

It's different on the club level - the ushers don't rush you out like they do on the other levels... it felt like we could've stayed a lot longer if we wanted.

Dusty Baker said...

J Steve-

Some of my favorite pics I've taken at the Yard are ones not of the game itself, but rather of people or the stadium structure or the odd sunset and whatnot. So I totally know what you mean. There are a million stories out there in every seat and with every concessionaire.