Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Game 147 Thread: Sept 16 vs Pie Rates, 12pm


Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.00) vs Kevin Hart (4-6, 4.86)
DODGERS' MAGIC NUMBER (vs Rockies): 11

COMMENTS: Pie rates are going down! They went down yesterday. They went down Monday. Then went down the Saturday, Friday, and Thursday before that. In fact, they've gone down 16 of the past 18 games! And if the experts are correct, there's a 78% chance they'll drop again today.

Let's hope the Dodgers use their brooms to help keep pie rates, like mortgage rates, around their historical lows.

And one other note. With yesterday's win, the Dodgers made it to +28 over 500 for the first time since Oct 1, 1988. Anyone want to guess when the last time they were +29 was?

Answer: Oct 5, 1985

111 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

The magic number for clinching a playoff berth is into single digits now. I'm feeling good about going into the post-season on the upswing, but I'm feeling bad about the inevitable productivity dip this afternoon.

I'll be splitting my attention between Dodgers/Pirates and Liverpool's Champions League opener. How can I be expected to work under these conditions?

Josh S. said...

I'm leaving for the Ravine in about a half hour. Dodgers are 3-1 when I'm in attendance this year. It's no Erin magic, but it's not too shabby either.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like the B team today. Not that there's anything wrong with them! Understandable after late night game.

Pierre LF
Belliard 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
DeWitt 3B
Ausmus C
Castro SS
Kuroda P

JuanLove said...

no Manny on bobble head day again

we need to reverse the curse.

finally Raffy gets a day off. when was the last time that happened?

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, I hope they aren't trying to get too Hollywoodish and try to manufacture some Manny Bobblehead heroics Part II.

rbnlaw said...

So do Ethier, Kemp, and Loney look around the field and say, "Who are these guys. . .oh, wait. . .Wassup JP?"

rbnlaw said...

Shortstop opens in approx. 30 min.

Dusty Baker said...

Headed out now. I'm in 112 Loge, Row D, Seat 2.

Absolutely no truth whatsoever that I will be hanging around the Loge Lounge area beforehand

Drop me an email to my BBerry if you're in the area: bakerkm45@gmail.com

Dr. Geek said...

1988 was a damn good year.

Paul said...

I am done pulling for the Giants. They can lose all the rest of their games now.

Erin said...

I'm at the stadium, sitting in Mannywood for the first time. Gotta go get my free t-shirts soon. It's hot out here.

rbnlaw said...

I agree with Paul.
They've done their job. The Dodgers should reward them with a drubbing when they get here.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

I can get behind that. I don't want the Giant's rotation anywhere near the postseason.

Paul said...

What will be interesting is if the Giants need the Dodgers to win that final series.

Fred's Brim said...

Josh, is Luke making his first trip to the stadium? I hope you've warned him that tailgating is banned there

Mr. Customer said...

Florida already putting the beat-down on the Cards 3-0 after 1/2 inning.

Paul said...

Rbnlaw

Have one for me @ the shortstop. I will be there come playoff time and the Rockies series.

karina said...

@Paul @Rbnlaw you are very right! the Dodgers could indeed trash them so they realize they're not that good.

Following the 1988 theme, today is Orel Hershiser's birthday, so happy birthday to him wherever he is.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul,

Hopefully we'll be at the all-repko-all-the-time portion of the season by the last series. I'd be willing to take a meaningless loss or two if it meant giving SF the boot from the after-party.

karina said...

@Mr Customer feel your pain...we all should be paid to be sports fans :)

Fred's Brim said...

happy birthday Orel!

rbnlaw said...

@Paul
I wish I was at the SS today prior to gametime. I'm stuck at work.

I thought DB was going, but looks like he settled for the lounge on loge. I will, however, hoist a few for you on my next visit. Hopefully one of the games on the last stand.

Alex Cora said...

At the game. It is hot. Dodger dog done. It is a sellout but only one third filled.

Fred's Brim said...

how bad was that "double". Did the sun really get Juanny?

rbnlaw said...

Something's cookin in the first!

Erin said...

Anyone watching on TV? Did they explain why there's no second base ump today?

rbnlaw said...

Arsenal down to Standard Liege 2-0 after first 4 minutes.
London in flames, er, inflammed.

Rangers down to Stuttgart 1-0. Rangers' fans asking if third place in group stage go to the Europa Cup. Funny because it's true.

Fred's Brim said...

blah

it was cooking, then burnt and thrown in the trash. Matty's K hurt

rbnlaw said...

Unlike the Dodgers in the first, Arsenal scores!! Waiting on details.
Liverpool threatening.

rbnlaw said...

Kuyt scores for Liverpool.
Bendtner for Arsenal.

Dodgers play RISP bingo come up with B-zero.

rbnlaw said...

Buckys score. I saw this last night.

Fred's Brim said...

OK Hiro, no hits for opposing pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

Erin,
Vin said Jerry Davis wasnt feeling well

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Hiro. I predict you will be batting this inning

Orel said...

Karina, your avatar is making me hungry.

chexxum said...

Jerry Davis is "not feeling well" but Scully said that if he "feels well enough" he'll show up later to do some umpiring. Dude is too hung over to wake up for a noon game?

Also sorta related, anyone notice the two guys decked out in full umpire gear sitting behind home plate?

Orel said...

Oh no, they're at Dodger Stadium now?

karina said...

@Orel i changed avatars when i saw the game thread picture, so it is EK's influence. My avatar is a pecan pie, which is one of the reasons i like the USA so much :)

Love the pie pics when i'm on my week of detox diet, i can't have pie but i can stare at them.

Orel said...

Come for the baseball, stay for the pie!

Fred's Brim said...

damn, bad luck there

*does scuffle shuffle*

Fred's Brim said...

gotta be more patient against this guy

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4478330

rbnlaw said...

Arsenal stage a thrilling comeback
3-2 to Standard Liege.
Rangers draw even to Stuttgart.

Dodgers yet to catch comeback fever.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Hiro, bear down with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Hiro!

Mr. Customer said...

All over in Liverpool. 1-0 home side, bring on Fiorentina!

karina said...

Is it me or McCutchen is on a very good moment?does anyone know if he's good all the time?

rbnlaw said...

Good day for the Empire.
Liverpool and Arsenal victorious; Rangers gain a tie at Stuttgart.
Glasgow safe for now.

Kuroda asked to help his own cause.

Fred's Brim said...

*yawn*

Nic j said...

Yeah he is pretty good Karina. He was the pirates #1 pick a few years back.

karina said...

Not to brag or anything, but Milan won 2-1 to the Marseille!. Pippo Inzagui became in the highest scorer in the history of the Champions League.

Arriba la brigatta rossonera!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim thanks! was he promoted on september 1st? he's making contact all the time from what i've seen on gameday.

karina said...

@NIC J: sorry, it was you who knew! thank you very much!

Fred's Brim said...

Hiro through 6! Nice work!

rbnlaw said...

@karina
Good for the Red and Black, and they did it without a certain English midfielder.

Fred's Brim said...

MATTY!!!

Fred's Brim said...

2-1 good guys!

Mr. Customer said...

That' the good stuff right there.

Nic j said...

why thrown something that over the plate on 0-2?

oh well, thanks anyways.

karina said...

Does anyone know if Hart was a first round pick?

fanerman said...

Oh man. BISON!!!

karina said...

Don't you love the Bison?

I Alivandi said...

BISON.

Lets get to 30/30

Fred's Brim said...

musta bought a $5 footlong for lunch and had an extra meatball

Fred's Brim said...

bad luck hitting into guys covering on steals and hit and runs :/ lets get them out of our system now

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Private First Class Jeffrey Bison.

Fred's Brim said...

OK guys i have to run - can you lock this down for me?

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

AC really controlled that match. Add to it that Inter only could manage a draw today, it's even better!

Nic j said...

Holliday GIDP ends the game for the cards. 5-2 and the marlins take the series.

I'm glad we got our slump out of the way earlier.

karina said...

@Mr Customer exactly! they are making me very happy today!

p.s i love the way you talk!

karina said...

@Rbnlaw and press praised the work of those midfielders who aren't the blond English one.

Well, when you have a team with Seedorf and Pippo at a Champions League match, it's heaven on earth.

I Alivandi said...

Hiro pitched beautifully

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

"i love the way you talk!"

Well, shucks [blushes];)

Mr. Customer said...

Another run here would be great, Juan.

Mr. Customer said...

or not.

Mr. Customer said...

Three more outs to a magic number of 10. Is Torre going to send Broxton again or let Sherrill go two?

karina said...

@Mr Customer: now i'm blushing!. See, i like when people state that the AC is superior to the Inter. It's a shortcut to my heart, as pies.

karina said...

Another HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

That takes a little pressure off.

karina said...

This is Erin's and Josh's magic!

karina said...

A home run to the first pitch!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

My list of things superior to Inter is very, very long.

Mr. Customer said...

Brox it is, then.

karina said...

@Mr Customer you have just won yourself extra points with me.

Gotta run! see ya later to talk about a Dodgers win.

Mr. Customer said...

One more.

Fred's Brim said...

woop! got home in time for the last strike!
I like it when we sweep teams!

fanerman said...

Sweep!

Nic j said...

victory party at Marie Calendar's!

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, Dodgers. Bison roars!

Steve Sax said...

By the way, Scoreboard Watching post for the Rox @ SF game goes up in about a half-hour...

SoSG, giving readers something to do all day long

fanerman said...

So the last time we were this many games over .500, I was about a month old.

Neeebs said...

Let's play two.

Mr. Customer said...

If everything goes their way, and my math is correct, the Dodgers could clinch a playoff berth as soon as Monday.

Qualfier: My math is usually at least suspect, and 5 straight losses for SF is not very likely.

Neeebs said...

@Fanerman:

Are RBN and I the oldest people on this site???????????

I have underwear older than you Fanerman.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs,

I was going give fanerman a little grief for being a young punk, but the same could be said about me by some (I'm only 32).

That said, I'm a cranky old geezer at heart.

fanerman said...

Don't worry Neeebs. I'm old at heart.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs, are you still giving people grief about being young? Are we making you feel old? ;-)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Neeebs remembers when Ford became president, and when being president of Ford was something to remember.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How the hell do you make the avatar pictures big? Mine are always little after clicking the link.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone help MLASF make his bigger?

Wait, I think I received an email advertising that service. Let me see if I can dig it up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - I was trying to phrase it so that innuendo would not occur.

Paul said...

okay so the timeline is:

Summer of 1985 Neebs buys new underwear.

Aug/Sept. of 1985 fanerman is born.

October 5, 1985 the Dodgers get to 29 games above .500.

What a season it was.

Dusty Baker said...

@ MLASF

It's funny b/c sometimes I'll be typing some masterful insight/insipid snark, and then I'll do an editing pass to make sure I haven't left myself open to some smartass like me responding to innuendo, a mother joke, etc.

Josh S. said...

It was dang hot behind the right field foul pole today. My arms are scorched.

Sorry DB, I don't have the kind of phone that I can use to check SoSG while I'm out, so I missed that you were also on the Loge level.

I'll be uploading pics in a bit. I'll post 'em here or in the PGT if it's up.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry I missed you Josh S. 'Twas a great afternoon at the Yard. Will post some game notes in the HFYPGT when it's ready.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

"I'll do an editing pass to make sure I haven't left myself open to some smartass"

I've started leaving them in just so I have an excuse to come up with a clever riposte.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll star leaving myself hanging out there, too, Mr. C. It's only fair.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Excellent! You'll find you have more fun, and you'll always know which way the wind is blowing.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly! You caught my drift, so to speak.

Neeebs said...

@Mr. C:

Damn you are an old soul. What kind of 30 something year old masters the history of European Monarchs?

@Paul:

LOL

@MLASF

Ah...the dog days of President Ford. My first real memory of a presidential assassination attempt.

Mr. Customer said...

@neeebs,

I skipped everything between 21 and 61.