Sunday, September 13, 2009

Game 144 Thread: Sept. 13 @ Frisco, 1p

The last words of Brad Penny's scale.

Chad Billingsley (12-9, 3.93) vs. Brad Penny (9-8, 5.15).
DODGERS' MAGIC NUMBER: officially 17, practically 16 (see comments)

COMMENTS: Everything you need to know about today's matchup, from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:

[Brad Penny] is scheduled to pitch at China Basin against his former team, the Dodgers, on Sept. 13. Told that there'll be 42,000 people there who hate the Dodgers, Penny smiled and said, "42,001."

156 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My Brett Favre's back / and your defense is in trouble / hey now, hey now, my Brett Favre's back!

Eric Stephen said...

I believe the Dodgers' magic number for the division is only 16, because if they tie with the Rockies (assuming loser gets the wild card) LA takes the division.

Also, DeWitt and Hu have been recalled before today's game.

Orel said...

Thanks, Eric!

rbnlaw said...

The bigger joke about the Penny quote is that everyone knows there won't be 42,000 at China Basin today. Gnats' fans are beginning to jump ship faster than the women and children from the Titanic. Couple the Gnats' current deficit with the Niners opening the season, and you get major indifference in the Bay Area.

Bottom line; no one will even care when Penny melts down today.

Except us. We'll be lovin' every minute of it.

Fred's Brim said...

woop! the game's on TBS so I can watch on a real TV. David Wells is in the booth though, we'll see how that goes

Cmon, Bills, I want a great start out of you!

Josh S. said...

Let the Penny pinching begin!

Neeebs said...

Vin says of Brad Penny: 6'4" and AT LEAST 265

Orel said...

Chad gives up a leadoff single but Raffy turns two on the next play.

Fred's Brim said...

that K pitch to Winn was nasty

Fred's Brim said...

Loney works the walk!

Fred's Brim said...

hmmmm

Josh S. said...

Wha hoppen? As I was laying Luke down, I heard that it was hit to the gap and got down, and then all of a sudden the inning was over!

Fred's Brim said...

it didnt get down, they caught it and Loney was on his way home when they doubled him off

Josh S. said...

Ah, so Vin got ahead of himself. OK then.

Fred's Brim said...

ground single for Pablo Sandwich

Steve Sax said...

Beard and Belly2 blew the leadoff walk
from FJL, but at least they're making Penny eat a lot of pitches (27 through 2).

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell is up with that guy's hair?

Steve Sax said...

Will Venable solo hr, Pads up on the Rox 1-0, top 3

Fred's Brim said...

Eli Whiteside has the hairdo of an old man

Josh S. said...

Pretty sure you don't have to MAKE Penny eat anything.

Steve Sax said...

YankMes and Tigers won.

Phils beat Mets in game 1 of 2.

Braves smoked the Cardinals.

Josh S. said...

Dammit. I'm leaving negative feedback on Uribe.

Fred's Brim said...

@ Josh, yeah it looked good to me too but it hung up

how's the little one doing? does Luke hate Brad Penny yet?

Damn homerun :/

Josh S. said...

This isn't the 6th inning! What's happening, Chad?!

Fred's Brim said...

slow down, Chad

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Uribe. I hate him.

Josh S. said...

Am I only the only one that finds it odd that the Tigers are playoff bound and nobody's really talking about it? I have a feeling they're going to sneak into the WS.

Steve Sax said...

Apparently we may not even let Penny eat his words. Uribe (which my iPhone wants to keep autocorrecting as "urine") 2-run HR puts SF up 2-0.

I can only guess that losing roday is part of the master plan to fool the Giants into signing Brad Penny to a long-term deal.

Josh S. said...

Yes, yes, beat L.A. Then you'll only be 7.5 games back.

Josh S. said...

It's getting harder every start to defend Chad, but I'm still hanging in there to see if he turns the corner again.

Josh S. said...

Good God...the sheer combined weight of the thighs in this at bat.

Fred's Brim said...

way to run that out, Brad

Steve Sax said...

@JoshS: I was at a pool scene the other day and this dude was talking up the Tigers. I didn't even know they were leading the AL Central! I'm not sure, but I think the AL Central has the greatest number of games below .500 outside it's division. Who do they have again as competition? Twins? Indians? Royals? White Sox? Please...

Dusto_Magnifico said...

how come manny has to rest, but martin and furcal have to play?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know a guy who grew up in Detroit, so I've talked with him about the Tigers a bit. Mostly about how they've got a solid rotation, that sort of thing.

Steve Sax said...

Chad, 32 pitches through 2. Hopefully that second inning was the one "off" inning he has each game.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

somehow i found myself on the "Martin sucks" bandwagon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm guessing it has something to do with that home run from yesterday, Dusto.

Josh S. said...

Ah yes, the Tigers lead the AL Central with the same record as the Giants.

Steve Sax said...

Glad to see both USC and UCLA get big wins yesterday. Even Cal eked out a win over all five people who live in a trailer in Eastern Washington. Lets just quit the "the PAC-10 is weak" crap from the start.

Orel said...

Our worst nightmare is coming true. We're losing to Brad Penny.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

work the f'ing count!

Orel said...

Pac 10 = NL West?

Josh S. said...

Pads collapsing. Swell.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

i didnt realize that 1 home run meant he was all of a sudden anything better than a #8 hitter (not to confuse him with Matt Kemp!)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Then it's a good thing he's batting eighth

karina said...

It's the 3rd inning, fellas. Penny is just "5 innings"

By the way, i get to watch many Tigers games because of Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen (they are royalty to venezuelan baseball) and they are a great team and no one in the american media seems to notice them, but the Yankees and their unsteady pitching.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is it just me, or are the bullpens on the side the worst idea for any baseball stadium?

Josh S. said...

Did Chad just show more velocity throwing to first (or rather, the bullpen) than to the plate?

Josh S. said...

Off the Penny loafers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Are we just unleashing all the Penny jokes we've stored over the last few years?

Josh S. said...

A Penny joke saved is a Penny joke earned.

Orel said...

CI!

Orel said...

Good eye, Casey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sigh

Josh S. said...

If we can't hang a loss on Penny, I hope Merkin or Waldis can be kind enough to get him a ND.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh crap.

Josh S. said...

Shit! Loney!

karina said...

KIng James' neck, oh boy....

Dusto_Magnifico said...

chad billingsley doing his best brad penny imitation...

brad penny, doing his best chad billingsley imitation...

Dodger bats making penny look like cy f'ing young!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, Loney. You can do it.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

what happened to Loney?

karina said...

Is anyone good at reading lips?

Dusto_Magnifico said...

what happened?

all i have is gameday!

karina said...

@Dusto he tried to catch a hard line, instead he collided with the first base umpire and it looked like he had hurt his neck. He looks fine now and i'll pray for it, because no matter what, he's the best we can have at first at this moment.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney ran into the first-base ump while going after a ball. He went down, and looked like he might have been concussed.

Orel said...

Double down the first-base line, Loney dove for it and crashed into the umpire. Both are fine.

Orel said...

Is it mental or physical with Chad?

karina said...

SF 3, LA 0

Nic j said...

Just checking in on the game and I see that bills is still looking bad, sigh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chad's pitching his way out of the rotation.

Orel said...

Bills still in line for a QS!

Orel said...

But Penny still in line for a CGSO.

Orel said...

What a shitty game.

Orel said...

3-6-2 DP!

karina said...

This was a really beautiful double play. Thanks Raffy and Martin, you've given me hope.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pierre better be on the move. We need runs.

karina said...

@Orel "What a shitty game."

I was about this close to drop Dodgers baseball and catch up with New York Fashion Week.

Orel said...

All tied up in SD!

Orel said...

And Raffy's DP pulled you back in, Karina?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pods take the lead.

karina said...

Yes, Orel. It helped i browsed this morning i saw lots of "no pants" look and that's sadder than the Dodgers being shutout by "5-inning smack talk Brad Penny"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Uribe.

karina said...

By the way, if any of you have a mustache or always wanted to grow one, it's time for either keep it or grow one. Looks like it's gonna be a huge trend :)

Orel said...

5-3 SD!

Fred's Brim said...

bad luck so far this inning

Orel said...

@Karina "i saw lots of 'no pants' look"

Nothing wrong with that.

Orel said...

Bases loaded, no out for the Giants. How is Weaver going to wriggle out of this one?

Oh, and Penny's up.

Josh S. said...

Jeff "Smuckers" Weaver specializes in jams.

Fred's Brim said...

another dunker, brad penny to bat w the bases loaded. this could get out of hand in a hurry, or he could hit into a DP...

Fred's Brim said...

big K for Jeff, another one would be nice

Fred's Brim said...

walks are not nice...

karina said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Orel. Highlight of my day! maybe fashion designers realized women need to dress more for men than for themselves or other women. No pants surely will attract way more male looks to our butts.

Fred's Brim said...

crap - that is unacceptable, Jeff

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well I'm ready to concede this game. Bring on the Pirates.

karina said...

I hate Uribe too.

Josh S. said...

Despite the walk, I still have more faith in Weaver than Belisario to limit further damage.

Orel said...

@Karina "No pants surely will attract way more male looks to our butts."

I like the cut of your jib.

Fred's Brim said...

Belli, throw strikes!

Orel said...

Your fears are founded, Josh.

Fred's Brim said...

sheesus that's not good

Orel said...

"The rout is on now." —Vin

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tony Shalhoub has failed me.

Josh S. said...

I know my stuff.

Fred's Brim said...

i guess they had to break out sometime

but that hit was the only real hit of the inning

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did you that Charlie Haeger hasn't pitched for more than a week?

Fred's Brim said...

i was out of town for 2 nights with limited access to scores and we pitch and pound them for 2 games. I come home and get to watch them on real tv and they play a dud of a game like this. I guess I should have stayed away

Dusto_Magnifico said...

why bring in weaver? Torre continues to baffle.

Josh S. said...

Hey! That L.A. County Fair graphic says I can meet Maury Willis!

What'choo talkin' about?!

Nic j said...

Billingleys bad mojo rubbed off
on the whole team.

karina said...

@Orel "I like the cut of your jib."

I was aware of that fact when you pointed out it wasn't wrong. See how you influence me? :)

Josh S. said...

It's funny. The bullpen doesn't fail regularly, but when they do, they do it spectacularly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusto - At that point, the game was still competitive. But like what Nic said, nothing's gone right.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's a jib?

karina said...

@Fred's Brim: same here, this is the only Dodgers game i watched on tv for a couple of weeks. It's my fault.

karina said...

Jib: noun
1 Sailing a triangular staysail set forward of the forwardmost mast.
2 the projecting arm of a crane.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: of unknown origin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Promote that fan.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, i will take some of the blame too. i also took a nap for a couple of innings. that changes the luck too

Fred's Brim said...

wipe that smug look off your face, you turd!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim: i missed a couple of innings because my mom cooked something yummy and my grandma was invited and then i stayed to have a long conversation with her. I should have been in front of the tv.

Orel said...

I don't know. What's a jib with you?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin: Cram it with walnuts, Dusto.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I kid because I love.

Fred's Brim said...

there we are! Attaboy Russ! you are feeling better, arent you?

and thanks for that meatball, fatso

Orel said...

That HR would have been more exciting in the fifth.

Fred's Brim said...

Loretta hit that hard but right at 1B, Penny left another meatball up in the zone

karina said...

I found some medication for this hard moment:

http://tinypic.com/r/25gf0w5/3

Fred's Brim said...

TBS just showed the Roseboro-Marichal brawl. I had never seen that before and I kinda wish I hadnt seen it today - that was terrible.

and eff Joe Morgan, that home run still makes me sick

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - thank you for that pic!

Fred's Brim said...

Tronny w 2 good outs.
i hope he can straighten himself out - we need him to be solid for us

Fred's Brim said...

Ezekiel Troncoso strikes out the side!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's Amish life for ya.

Fred's Brim said...

lets get 3 runs this inning

karina said...

@Fred's Brim it's my pleasure and i like the the optimistic vibe of your comments today.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre plunked on his right bun!

Fred's Brim said...

David Wells is talking about how everything was better back when he played

Fred's Brim said...

James with the walk, Affeldt cant get out guys he's paid to get out

Fred's Brim said...

Casey Ks, denying my request for 3 runs :/

Orel said...

@FB "David Wells is talking about how everything was better back when he played"

Namely, when David Wells was making money.

Josh S. said...

6-run ninth with a Manny appearance coming right up!

Orel said...

Knuckle time!

Fred's Brim said...

good inning from C-Nux

Josh S. said...

This is the greatest day of Brad Penny's life.

Which is kinda sad, seeing as he dated both Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The douche relieves the douche.

Fred's Brim said...

the Pods continue to be a great pain in the ass, beat Colorado 7-3

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh well, can't win 'em all. You can only hope you win most, and that's what the Dodgers did.

Steve Sax said...

Well at least the magic number goes down!

Josh S. said...

Eh, the magic number dropped at least.

Josh S. said...

Echo!

Fred's Brim said...

I bet after this game, Penny will revert to his usual sucky self

Orel said...

So much for that. PGT up.

Josh S. said...

And now we have to go back to ROOTING for the Giants? Bleh.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Maybe that will work with Furcal too.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

wtf is wrong with Furcal?

rbnlaw said...

Dusto, stirring the shit from the Great White North (or at least its neighbor).

JBJ-1138 said...

pennysabackstabbingcocksmokingbastichhhahhhhhfuckhimandhismotherherodeinonthatfatpileofelephantshit!!

no grudges tho.