Monday, September 14, 2009

Game 145 Thread: Sept. 14 vs. Buckys, 7p

Jon Garland (9-11, 4.23) vs. Daniel McCutchen (0-1, 4.85).
DODGERS' OFFICIAL MAGIC NUMBER: 16

COMMENTS: Last time I said not taking a series against a losing team would be a disappointment, the Dodgers dropped two of three to the D'backs. But I'm going to risk it again: Not beating the 55-86 Buckys would be a HUGE disappointment.

The fly in the ointment could be McCutchen, in only his third major-league start. Let's hope the Dodgers' history of faring poorly against green pitchers doesn't continue tonight. Meanwhile, the Rockies are visiting San Francisco, where the Giants have taken five of six from them. I wouldn't mind seeing that trend continue.

173 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I love Get Fuzzy. That's one of my favorite strips.

Neeebs said...

Can't watch the game tonight, so I'm hoping for a victory in abstentia.

JuanLove said...

Andrew McCutchen is awesome
so is Garret Jones

I still got love for DY.

we better sweep though

Neeebs said...

**Don't tell anyone, but after my visit to PNC Park in August, I'm a closet Pirates fan**

JuanLove said...

Furcal, SS
Kemp, CF
Ethier, RF
Manny, LF
Loney, 1B
Blake, 3B
Martin, C
Hudson, 2B
Garland, P

rbnlaw said...

Get Fuzzy is second only to Pearls Before Swine.

After saying all those bad things about Brad Penny, I really hope he goes undefeated the rest of the season and resigns with the Giants for a lot of money. Tons of money, if you will.

Neeebs,
I can understand being a fan of PNC Park as I've heard it's pretty nice.
But the Bucs? Got to love perennial underachievers, I guess.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs,

I don't think there's any need to be apologetic for your Pittsburgh crush. I too often find myself pulling for the basement dwellers in those divisions in which I have no vested interest.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rbnlaw - We have so much to discuss.

Josh S. said...

How many McCutchens does one team need anyway?

Erin said...

At the game. In fact, I should be at all remaining home games, with the exception of tomorrow night. This week is going to be Dodger-filled.

karina said...

Rbnlaw, after you discuss with Mr LASF, it's my turn.

karina said...

Erin, i just emailed you to the robots email.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

I get the feeling that Garlands option is gonna get picked up next year. Is it a good deal to pay an innings eater 10 million?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Get an out, Garland

karina said...

No damage in spite he allowed Rancho Ardiendo, but he threw a lot...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Pirates fail...to score" - Vinny

karina said...

@Dusto i feel the same way too, i guess it'll depend on his performance in decisive games or situations, the possibility they can use some farm grown talent as starting pitcher. One factor to consider is the market for experienced and good starting pitching is thinner than ever.

karina said...

Furcal singles and steals second while Kemp has a great at bat

karina said...

Watching Giants-Rockies...Timmah could get himself out of a little trouble.

karina said...

Dodgers 1-Bucks 0

Whose fault was Kemp was thrown out at home?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Perfect throw. Kemp was DOA.

karina said...

Thanks a lot, Mr LASF

Bases loaded for Rowand (sadly for Giants fans)

karina said...

Rowand 2 RBI single, bad guys up by two.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In Dog We Trust

karina said...

Molina solo shot, Giants 4 Rockies 0 and Lincecum is potching, so that could be more than enough.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I'm flipping back and forth between the Dodgers game and Chargers game...too much sports going on right now

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It could be worse, GLG.


It could be yesterday.

Nic j said...

Raiders suck.

Josh S. said...

Aflac question: Garland is 1 of 6 current Dodgers to have won a World Series. Who are the others?

Manny, Thome, Pierre, Weaver, and...?

Josh S. said...

Oops. Not Thome.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thome's not on that list. Was Furcal with the Braves when they won?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aha! Eye-chart!

Josh S. said...

Not Furcal.

karina said...

Tied game, urgh

Josh S. said...

Beliard!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, Belliard! He was with Shaggy in '06.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

@MLSF - I was helping a friend move yesterday so I was "without sports"...it was a dark dark day

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Then I guess it was worse

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

karina said...

@Gagne's lucky glasses a day without sports? a day that wasn't Christmas or New Year?your fried definitely has a good friend :)

Nic j said...

man that took a horrible bounce off the mound.

karina said...

King James scored with a O Dogg's GIDP. I'll take it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn you, O-Dog. I no longer trust you.

karina said...

When was the last time Andy LaRoche had three singles at Dodger Stadium?

karina said...

Was even there a time when he did something like that?

Steve Sax said...

Sax in the (GT) house!

2-2, mid 5.

Rox still losing 4-0 in the top of the seventh.

Neeeebs has a PNC park crush.

Andy LaRoche trying to get revenge.

What else did I miss?

Steve Sax said...

Garland at 102 pitches through five; he's gotta be done, right?

Nic j said...

The Raiders suck, dont forget that.

rbnlaw said...

Wow. Even the GT is sparsely populated tonight.

I've been busy correcting homework and eating cookies. It's a tough life, but it's all mine.

Now if we could put more than 2 runs up on a rook with a gazillion ERA.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit

Josh S. said...

Scuffle scuffle scuffle...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK YEAH

Josh S. said...

Anti-scuffle jinx!

Steve Sax said...

BOOM goes the dynamite!

Sax enters the GT house. Ethier hits a two-run HR.

Coincidence?

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw: whose homework?

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: How is fatherhood treating you? You up at all hours?

Everything okay with Lucas?

Steve Sax said...

Manny and Loney, showing no patience on a pitcher who just gave up a two-run HR

2 pitch ground out for Manny
1 pitch fly out for FJL

Come on, boys!

Steve Sax said...

Alas I only have MLB gameday where I am. And it's raining.

Steve Sax said...

Sax did send a couple of family members to the game, however

Steve Sax said...

Garland is back! And gets out #1 in the sixth.

4-2 Dodgers, still

Colorado scored 1 in the seventh, but Giants still lead 4-1 and it's the bottom of the seventh

Steve Sax said...

Sax is going for a consecutive comment streak here, as the Andre Ethier HR silenced the GT crowd, who look on in awe

Josh S. said...

Fatherhood's great! Sleep is at a premium, but I operate OK with very little.

Luke's doctor said everything is going great when he had his two-week checkup the other day.

Josh S. said...

C-c-c-combo breaker!

Steve Sax said...

MLB Gameday is trying to tempt me with a live look-in of ARI @ SD.

Why, oh why, would I be interested in looking at ARI @ SD? When COL @ SF is available, and relevant?

If you're going to run a peep show, at least get the desired items on stage

Josh S. said...

Nothing "live" about that look-in.

Nic j said...

@josh, so how many times have you said to you baby boy "Luke, i am your father" in a darth vader voice. I would of wore that out by now.

Steve Sax said...

Hey Josh, I've got that guy in my collection.

I don't think he's Medicare, though.

Josh S. said...

I'm saving that voice for when he's in trouble.

The nurses in the delivery room made me do it, though.

Steve Sax said...

Garland with a 10-pitch sixth inning. Nice.

Steve Sax said...

Josh S: Is he Luke short for Lucas?

Steve Sax said...

Top of the eighth in SF, 4-1 Giants

Josh S. said...

Yeah, Lucas is his formal name, but we've pretty much decided he'll go by Luke. Kinda like how nobody really calls me Joshua.

Josh S. said...

Ohhhh...I get it! The Daily Double sound effect for a double! I was confused for a sec.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, the Bears' season went from hopes to despair in week 1. Ouch.

Steve Sax said...

Hudson, 2-for-3 at the bottom of the lineup. Would be sweet if we could get him rolling again, too...

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers up 5-2 on a Hudson RBI double

Giants up in the bottom of the eighth. Randy Winn actually reached base (walk) to leadoff the frame.

Steve Sax said...

Phil Dumatrait's MLB picture is really goofy looking.

Almost as goofy as Doug Mientkiewicz's shot with the mullet curls in the back.

Steve Sax said...

Eyechart, we hardly knew ye

Steve Sax said...

KFP Ks, one out

Steve Sax said...

Which is too bad, too, as I wanted to see if his little pulsating yellow dot on ESPN Gamecast would be larger than Randy Winn's.

Steve Sax said...

darn it, furcal...

Josh S. said...

Mota's been activated. He was out with an "ingrown toenail".

Steve Sax said...

Winn steals second, so they IBB Molina to get to Juan Uribe...who singles in Winn!

5-1 SF over the Rox, bottom eight
Men on first and second, one out

Alex Cora said...

Got a little breathing room there. Would have liked to see thome there. Wonder why torre pull mankevich ( i know that sp is wrong sorry) and put in loretta.

Steve Sax said...

Hong-Chih Kuo in the house

Dusty Baker said...

Sax, watch your language! You said "darn." Ooooohhhh - I'm telllinnnn'!!!

Steve Sax said...

AC, are you at the game?

Dusty Baker said...

Meetings, arm-twisting, wining and dinging, cigars, Scotch, etc...all the while checking my BlackBerry for the score tonight.

"Yes, Congresswoman, I think we can get that done..." *refreshes BBerry screen*

I really, really should be headed to bed, and I will, bit wanted to check in from the Least Coast and say hey to everyone, to see how everyone's moustaches were growing, and to send a shout out to my sister-in-law who is in the Yard without me tonight. Clearly, she is a talisman (is there such thing as a taliswoman?).

-Crusty

Alex Cora said...

Erin how was the free hotdog?

Steve Sax said...

Ishikawa then singles, but Bengie Molina can't be sent home from sescond because he is too fat. Bases juiced.

Rincon and Flores not getting it done in relief for the Rox. Here comes Peralta.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm so tired, but I stay awake for the sake of Jay.

Steve Sax said...

hong-chih Kuo with a K

Steve Sax said...

Is Jay on this week? Who knew.

Steve Sax said...

let me guess, Leno will get a laugh and then string the joke on waaaaaaaaaaay too long

Josh S. said...

Hooray for a tolerable GBA!

...unless you're a Bruin.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax
Daughter's homework. Then had to make sure they read for 10-20 min.
Now just made lunches and clean up.

I'd also like to point out that Ethier's HR came soon after rbnlaw represented in the hiz-natch, y'all.

What's with the funny looking costumes on the dudes playing GBA?

Josh S. said...

Glendale is BEFUDDLED about the return of Jay Leno.

rbnlaw said...

DB in the hizzle and repping with scotch and smokes.
Sweet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have a responsibility to watch it, for all the late nights I've spent watching late-night NBC, and Leno in general.

Dusty Baker said...

Interesting new avatar, MLASF.

I just remembered that African-American Mr. Clean looking dude wearing a back t-shirt avatar that you rocked a ways back. That was a good one.

karina said...

Triple clearing bases for the bad guys, SF 9 COL 1

rbnlaw said...

Hey MLASF:
I just saw your avi. I loved the end of KotH last night.
Boomhower a Ranger.
Hank Hill: "I haven't even had my coffee yet and the boy still ain't right."

Dusty Baker said...

RB-

I have option of Red Hook ESB, Bud Fat, Bud Light, Coors Light, or Heineken from the hotel mini bar. What are you feeling? Be my liver and guide me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty: What the hell are you talking about?

@Rbnlaw: I thought having the last episode be about how Bobby and Hank finally bond was very touching.

karina said...

If there's some Heineken, you don't have even a question :)

rbnlaw said...

@DB
Go with the Red Hook ESB to get the buzz working quickly, then finish off with the Bud and Heine. Leave the light for housekeeping.

@MLASF
Are they cancelling KotH or will it live another day on Adult Swim?

Steve Sax said...

9-1 Frisco, hoo baby

rbnlaw said...

Flat Brim Reaper in the stizzle.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Canceled, though they do have a few episodes that will either air in syndication or be released on a DVD package.

rbnlaw said...

Ugh. I was afraid of that. I blame the Seth MacFarland juggernaut.

Josh S. said...

If Sherrill is Flat Breezy, we also need a nickname for Garland and the stupid way he wears his hat in the dugout. Protrudy Garland?

Steve Sax said...

If SF can just make this WC lead interesting for Colorado, that would be huge

Steve Sax said...

Ever-Lastings? 0-for-4 night with 4 LOB

Steve Sax said...

It's kind of sad, there are no pennant races this year, even in the WC races

rbnlaw said...

Garland=Flat Cheezy.
Looks more like a drill instructor with that hat.

Steve Sax said...

Chargers cannot lose to the Raiders. Come on, Chargers, sack the hell up

rbnlaw said...

@Sax
Isn't the ALWC close?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Rbnlaw - I've always blamed Seth MacFarlane not only for King's downfall, but the steady decline of the Simpsons in an effort to keep up.

Steve Sax said...

will loney be the only 0-fer starter in the Dodgers' lineup?

Steve Sax said...

@rbn, both wc races are 4.5 games. In fact I think the NL one is closer now, assuming the Giants hold on to their eight-run lead.

Steve Sax said...

...which SF just did. Final in SF, Giants 9, Rockies 1

Dusty Baker said...

Red Hook it was. Kinda like Dusty Baker taking out a pitcher in the 3rd after he gave up 4 runs.

Steve Sax said...

Loney singles in a fine at bat! All Dodgers starters with hits!

rbnlaw said...

Not to make the "cartoon talk," but I agree totally about the downfall of the Simpsons. I also blame the Simpsons' Movie for some of that.

The best thing to happen to Futurarama was its banishment to Adult Swim. New episodes, less control from Fox, and a movie.
Plus Bender rules!

Gnats hold on; Rox fall. We rejoice.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho everyone got hits!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Futurama was one of the greatest shows of all time.

Josh S. said...

He was so safe.

Magic number is 15.

Steve Sax said...

uh, can someone explain to me why Loney tried to stretch to third on a WP?

Dusty Baker said...

Scooby was safe.

Steve Sax said...

Where could that WP possibly have gone to have Loney try to grab two bases? Did it fall into Tommy's popcorn bucket?

rbnlaw said...

Chargers lead the Ray-duhs.
America feels indifferent.

Josh S. said...

Sax, Doumit lost it for a long time. He got really lucky to nail FJL at 3rd.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax:
The ball caromed up toward third. The catcher lost it for a second; sweep tag missed, but looked like it got him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MARTIN LIVES

rbnlaw said...

@DB
Love the "Rancho" comment.
Big Jim Slade on deck.

Steve Sax said...

If Loney had gone to the police, this would never have happened (and he would have scored by now)

Alex Cora said...

Sax wp went almost to the dodgers dugout and the catcher couldn't find it. Replays show loney was probably safe. In other news there was a car accident outside my house bit I am too lazy to go outside. Am I a jerk?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In Dog We Trust

rbnlaw said...

Wow.
Rancho RISP and we hit!

This Bautista guy must be as bad as Vinny says he is.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney could have gotten away with it if it wouldn't have been for you meddling kids.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Thome

HR here

Alex Cora said...

I get my wish. Thome up

rbnlaw said...

What the hell is that music Thome has playing for him?

Josh S. said...

Bootcheck?

Steve Sax said...

AC, you really should get out there and make sure everyone is okay

Steve Sax said...

...right after Thome's at bat, that is

Josh S. said...

rb: Carmina Burana

rbnlaw said...

Was Brian Borman the umpire who failed to call the check swing in the Pod's game Friday night?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So much for Thome

Alex Cora said...

I can see from my window that it seems like everyone is moving around. Police are already here

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Thome. Come on, big guy

Dusty Baker said...

Is this pitcher's name really Bootcheck?

It's almost not even worth making fun of his name, it's so easy.

rbnlaw said...

Thanks Josh.
Still, an odd choice. I mean, it's not even hip hoppish in the least.

rbnlaw said...

Let's get this over with so we can enjoy our newly inflated lead over the Purple Rox.

Nic j said...

raiders suck

Steve Sax said...

6-2 Dodgers, going to the ninth. So much for getting greedy.

Steve Sax said...

SD had better pull this drive off

rbnlaw said...

Wow. Chargers lose the lead; forget their playing the team with the worst record in the NFL over the past 6 seasons.

Steve Sax said...

(The Chargers, that is. SD Pads are down 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th)

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Jon Mower, let's get it done. I need to finish my Red Hook and get some sleep. 1:28am, we have a huge lead against one of the worst teams around, but I'm still hanging in there.

Steve Sax said...

Brox enters in a non-save situation

Steve Sax said...

Moss Ks. One out.

rbnlaw said...

I love watching the people who sit behind the screen try to catch the foul balls that come straight back, not realizing the screen will stop the ball.

Sort of like watching a cat play with it reflection.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
How the hell are you watching the game?
Gameday? I'd have guzzled the Red Hook and gone to bed.

Dusty Baker said...

@ RB re screen morons

Scary part is that they both vote and drive.

Dusty Baker said...

Also @ RB

On my computer, I have MLB.tv sub so I can both watch the video (Vin's call!) and also pull up GameDay to keep track of the esoteria. Life is not cheap, but good.

Alex Cora said...

Yeah. Go blue!!!!

rbnlaw said...

That does it.
Good night, everybody!

Steve Sax said...

And it's allllll done

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Don't you count on some of the screen morons voting?

Nic j said...

RAIDERS SUCK!!

oh yeah, and go dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

@ RB

Electoral college isn't exactly democratic, but it does weed out the screen morons.

Not including Larry King in that category.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. Magic number: 14.