Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Game 146 Thread: Sept 15 vs Bucs, 7p

Randy Wolves

Randy Wolf (10-6, 3.22) vs. Zach Duke (10-14, 4.02)
DODGERS' OFFICIAL MAGIC NUMBER: 14

COMMENTS: Some random Randy Wolf facts:

  • Their mating season generally runs from January to April.
  • Both his win total and ERA have improved in each of the last 4 seasons.
  • If the female wolf is not sexually receptive to the male's advances, she will repel the male with growls and snaps of her jaws.
  • Of the 10 major leaguers named Randy, 8 are pitchers (how many can you name?). Only one has a better ERA than Randy Wolf, and none has more wins.
  • Wolves often have long-standing and monogamous relationships, and after mating, a wolf will continue to be affectionate with his mate.
  • He was born on the exact same day as Jeff Weaver.

All wordplay gags aside, chew on this: yesterday's win put the Dodgers at +27 games above 0.500 for the 4th time this season. A win tonight would put them at +28 games above for the first time since...October 1, 1988.

133 comments:

JuanLove said...

ok, Randy Wells has a better ERA. I know that

-Randy Wells
-Randy Johnson
and now i blanked out

JuanLove said...

and here's the line-up via inside the dodgers.

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Choate, Flores, Wells, Johnson, Winn, Messenger, Ruiz, Williams,

Winn and Ruiz are the only position players,

Loney Fan said...

Loretta? Well, I guess there's no reason for me to watch tonight.

Well done EK. That picture made me laugh loud enough for my boss to wonder why I am not doing any work.

rbnlaw said...

What are those two wolves looking at, and why has the one wolf climbed on the other's back? Is he trying to get a better view of whatever it is they're looking at?

Andrew said...

I think Loretta is as useless offensively as Thome is defensively.

Josh S. said...

"What's Santa's Little Helper doing to that dog? Looks like he's trying to jump over, but he can't quite make it."

Josh S. said...

@Andrew: "I think Loretta is as useless offensively as Thome is defensively."

By your powers combined...

I am...

...a halfway decent baseball player!

koufax said...

Zack Duke's last three starts:

CHC 4 innings, 12 hits, 8 runs
CIN 6 innings, 9 hits, 5 runs
MIL 3 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs

Eric Karros said...

Mlasf, you are correct. Correcter than me in fact, as I think there are only 9 mlb Randys, not 10.

Fred's Brim said...

shitshitshit

Fred's Brim said...

yikes

cmon Randy, tighten it up

Fred's Brim said...

walk to Milledge, HR by Pearce, then a double to the walk by Cendeno, only 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

slow grounder to Orlando, Cedeno to third, pitcher to bat L vs L

please get him out Randy

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Duke singles past Orlando :/ Cedeno scores, Pirates 3-0

Nic j said...

That inning looked bad live, did it look any better on TV?

Fred's Brim said...

flyball gets him out of it, but the damage is done.

Fred's Brim said...

get 2 runs back here

Fred's Brim said...

Nic, that looked bad on my computer

Fred's Brim said...

Manny with a hard out to right

Fred's Brim said...

another hard out, Kemp lines to center

Josh S. said...

It worked last night, so...

Scuffle scuffle scuffle...

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh Casey Ks swinging. We weren't very patient that inning

Fred's Brim said...

wow nice catch by Matty on a long ball hit by LaRoche

Randy's not fooling very foolable hitters

Fred's Brim said...

oh Randy, that wasnt a strike

throw one now

Fred's Brim said...

double for Doumit

I wonder when James McDonald gets up

Fred's Brim said...

Lastings helps us out with his own impatience and flies out easily to Matty

Nic j said...

I'm a little jealous of the giants offense right now.

Fred's Brim said...

please start taking against this guy

Fred's Brim said...

our boy Garret Atkins errors to help the Giants jump to their own 3-0 lead

Fred's Brim said...

Zach Duke is perfect through 3

Josh S. said...

ZACH DUKE HAS A PERFECT GAME GOING. TELL A FRIEND.

Nic j said...

It's a good thing it's blanket give away night here at the stadium because the dodgers are putting the crowd to sleep.

Fred's Brim said...

*does the scuffle shuffle*

Fred's Brim said...

Rox score, 3-1 vaGiants

karina said...

Why are the Dodgers losing if i'm not watching the game?

Fred's Brim said...

because i'm watching :/

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with the rip, time to get him in!

karina said...

I thought you were going to shut down your eyes!

karina said...

Bison doubles, beard triples...not too shabby, right?

Fred's Brim said...

Casey with the triple, his 6th?!

Loretta ripped one, but Milledge somehow caught it. Casey scores anyway. 1 run game!

Fred's Brim said...

hehe I did but I couldnt take it anymore - I had to watch the boys in blue!

karina said...

Meanwhile it's SF 5, Col 1. I'm watching that game, maybe i'm a lucky charm for the bad guys.

karina said...

The Rockies can't do anything well tonight, which is good for the Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

haha Vin is calling Randy's good curve "a soap bubble"

karina said...

@Fred's Brim such a promise is the same as to promise not to breathe anymore

Fred's Brim said...

whew! Pearce hits one to the wall in center and Dodger Stadium holds another one. Randy through 6 innings

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - so true!

karina said...

SF 7, COL 1 and the bad guys are still batting, 2 outs

fanerman said...

Aren't they both bad guys?

karina said...

hahahahahahahahaha Fanerman. You've got a point there, i guess the Giants are evil nasty guys and the Rockies are just bad.

fanerman said...

I figured the Rockies were the "less bad" guys =).

Fred's Brim said...

wow *re-mutes GBA*

Steve Sax said...

I can't believe we're making Zach Duke look like a stud here, but on the other hand every dog has his day.

Pirates 3, Dodgers 2 going to the stretch.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

That lady singing god bless America sounded like she had a sinus infection...where do they find these people?

Steve Sax said...

I'm totally in favor of the Giants winning their series against the Rockies, and just keeping it close enough to tantalize the Giants and annoy / bother the Rockies

Steve Sax said...

@GLG: sinusinfectedgodblessamericasingers.com

Fred's Brim said...

yeah that was rough

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

They either need to hire someone that can actually carry a tune to sing the song every game or abandon the whole thing. I think it's cool they are doing it but I have been to 12 games this year and I can only think of 5 times that the singer was any good. They even had a dude with a saxaphone do it one time

Fred's Brim said...

they can't lay of that low breaking ball, and the ump is calling the ones that are even remotely close

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's no offense here. Where's the offense?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think that hit pierced a hole in the fabric of space and time just because it was so improbable.

fanerman said...

Sweet Loretta! Get back home!

Steve Sax said...

we could

use a timely hit here

Steve Sax said...

i don't have a good feeling about this game.

But at least the Rox are getting squished!

rbnlaw said...

Hey FB,
Sorry to leave you to do the heavy lifting tonight.

I'm still behind on the DVR.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ethier rocking the scraggly beard.

Steve Sax said...

@glg 8:53: Agree, they should drop GBA altogether. I'm sure Steinberg will become even enamored with GBA again during the playoffs, esp watching the Yankees play it at each postseason game (and the Yankees will probably go deep in the postseason too). Steinberg doesn't strike me as the type of guy to question his own decisions after the fact. I think he thinks pretty highly of his own decisions.

As for the guy with the saxophone, I thought Kenny G was done performing.

rbnlaw said...

Still catching up. Loney pinch hitting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hang a backwards K for Broxton.

rbnlaw said...

Loney grounds out. Is this what Sax was talking about?

Steve Sax said...

okay, remember that timely hit I had asked for?

Steve Sax said...

dammit manny

Steve Sax said...

kempy kempy kempy!

delivering where manny could not!!!

fanerman said...

BISON!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go Big Jim!

Steve Sax said...

darn it, that would have been a great time for THome to get a hit.

Oh well, at least it's tied! 3-3

Steve Sax said...

SF up 10-2, top 8

rbnlaw said...

Yay.

Steve Sax said...

So for those of you watching, how key was the Thome out? Did he almost have a hit?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Sax - Very close to a hit. Line drive up the middle that Cedeno smothered.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now I know where I heard Hanrahan's name. He was the guy that won a game a month after he pitched in it and was with another team.

Josh S. said...

The later this goes, the more eclectic tomorrow's lineup will be.

Josh S. said...

Magic number is 13. Let's hope it drops to 12 sometime before midnight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - What about after midnight?

Josh S. said...

Manny grounding out to LaRoche makes me very, very sad.

Josh S. said...

Mr. LASF: That's fine too, but I needs my sleep!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm falling asleepasf;af;dkas

Nic j said...

If jp was this clutch when he first started I never would have hated him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The bench suites Pierre. Unfortunately, Pierre does not suite the bench.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

O-Dog Fail.

Josh S. said...

Dammit! O-Dawg does that EVERY TIME there's someone at third with 1 out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THIS IS GETTING RI-GODDAMN-DICULOUS

Josh S. said...

Leave Juan in and we may eventually win this.

Josh S. said...

He should have just kept on running home.

Orel said...

AAUGH

Josh S. said...

You win it.

No, YOU win it.

Dr. Geek said...

KCAL better cut straight to the weather when the Dodgers win this game!

Josh S. said...

This game is made of fail.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Belly just said "Ah forget it, I need some sleep".

Josh S. said...

PGT up yet?

Josh S. said...

It took them 9 innings to score 3. No way they're scoring 2 in one.

Dr. Geek said...

" Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Belly just said 'Ah forget it, I need some sleep'."

I think he's been asleep this whole time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dr. Geek - I think it was Blake who was already asleep.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It was almost like Vin went "4-3...Pirates!?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If they are going to lose, they could at least do it at a respectable hour.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Bootcheck gets the save, then we really deserve this loss.

Josh S. said...

He got his bootie checked.

Steve Sax said...

oh shit, please tell me it isn't a dodger who is injured

Josh S. said...

Hang on to your hats. Russ is bunting again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, thank goodness, Martin's bunting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I tried to make that as deadpan as possible.

Josh S. said...

It isn't, Sax. Raffy's line drive hit Bootcheck in the hip.

Steve Sax said...

what was the injury delay, guys? I'm stuck on gameday access only here (turkish prison)

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S, thanks.

Just got my bread and water for the week, too! Whoo hoo!

Josh S. said...

These bunt attempts are pa-thetic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, two strikes, that means no bunting.

Josh S. said...

Well then.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That thing just carried. Almost for Martin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't take this anymore. I'm going to bed.

Josh S. said...

Man, I should get a blanket for sticking with this game.

Oh well, at least tomorrow I'm getting a bobblehead to commemorate the moment that Manny Ramirez exhausted all of his remaining baseball mojo in one swing against an irrelevant opponent.

Josh S. said...

DRE!!!!!!!!

THANK JEEBUS!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THANK THE GOOD LORD I HAVE A TV IN MY BEDROOM

Nic j said...

And I just left. Damn you dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

BOOOOOM

Josh S. said...

Oh my God, Nic! That sucks!

Orel said...

ON DONNER
ON BLITZEN
ANDRE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And the magic number drops along with the hearts of the Pirates.

fanerman said...

Wow

fanerman said...

DREDAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nic j said...

Damn my little brother needing to go to school in the morning. What the he'll do you learn in the fifth grade anyways.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread is up. Sorry for the delay!

Fred's Brim said...

hehe those humpin wolves still make me laugh