Saturday, September 19, 2009

Game 149 Thread: Sept 19 vs. Frisco, 1p

What a difference $40 million in career earnings and dating multiple starlets makes.

Jon Garland (10-11, 4.19) vs. Brad Penny (10-8, 5.04).
DODGERS' MAGIC NUMBER: 9 (I think)

COMMENTS: Apologies are in order. We inadvertently posted yesterday's Game Thread on the hour instead of at one minute after the hour, thereby breaking our Game Thread superstitions streak and almost certainly causing the Dodgers to lose. To add hurt to harm, we never got around to posting a Post-Game Thread. Our bad!

A Saturday afternoon game at Dodger Stadium means the game is being broadcast on Fox, which means no Vin. Boo. The Dodgers might want to find a way to avoid another loss to Penny, as Tim Lincecum goes tomorrow and let's just say it's unlikely he'll surrender the tying run in the ninth again.

Fortunately, the Rockies lost again yesterday (thanks, D'backs!), lowering the Dodgers' official magic number to 10. Their unofficial magic number (since they've already won the season series against the Rockies — assuming the Rockies stay in second place) is 9. Their magic number to make the playoffs (as division or wild card winner) is 8. Got it? Good.

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Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, I DID post on the hour, accidentally. No wonder why we lost!

Thanks for restoring order, Orel!

karina said...

It's my fault, i shouldn't have gone out last night, while there was a Giants-Dodgers game on TV. I should have stayed home, with popcorn, watching the game and commenting here. My apologies.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS Ethier RF Ramirez LF Kemp CF Loney 1B Blake 3B Belliard 2B Martin C Garland P

(Posted from Target while Mrs Dusty shops for crap we don't need)

Ubragg said...

Just curious, why wouldn't the "official" magic number take into account tiebreakers? Who is this "official" person anyway? Sucks for them to wait for an extra meaningless game before celebrating the division championship with the rest of us.

Josh S. said...

Belliard in the lineup=win.

Dusty Baker said...

Yo let's do this.

Dusty Baker said...

Chris Rose and Jose Mota doing broadcasting. Could be worse. Maybe Mota will be biased in our favor given his name.

Josh S. said...

Jose Mota, Angels announcer, biased toward the Dodgers? Suuuurrrre...

Dusty Baker said...

It was worth a shot, Josh.

karina said...

I hate Velez

Steve Sax said...

Let's win this, Dodgers. I want that fat tub of lard sweating profusely, early on.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny, WTF are you doing? How hard is it? Haven't you done this since childhood? I guess the answer is yes, in a sense.

Dusty Baker said...

Velez is a skinny lil bitch. Eat a burger, man.

Steve Sax said...

Giants get a gift run.

Nic j said...

Already in a hole.

Dusty Baker said...

I waited all morning for this?

Am I watching the replay of last night on tape delay?

Dusty Baker said...

Sarcastic cheer for Manny.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal seems to really be grooving it lately. Credit where credit is due.

Come on, E! Let's get one back. Or five.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I forgot how Penny has those tiny chicken legs compared to massive gut. He looks like one of the Beagle Boys from the Ducktails cartoon

Orel said...

Please stand by, Fox is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

Dusty Baker said...

Bad Penny in some early trouble. Get that man a pork chop, stat.

Dusty Baker said...

F U Fox (for so many reasons). How hard is it to broadcast a game?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Prime Ticket never has problems like this

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Yay! I am watching the game on the radio

Dusty Baker said...

$2.79 transistor radio still the best deal.

In protest I might just turn off the game and listen to the soothing sounds of crackle and hiss and local broadcasters.

Orel said...

C'mon James, take a bite of lard!

Dusty Baker said...

JLo, fewer and fewer opportunities to homer at home. This would be a good time for one. Or two.

Orel said...

CHOMP! 1-1 tie!

Steve Sax said...

Free James Loney! 86th RBI ties the score

Dusty Baker said...

21 pitches for that fat bastard.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Chewbacca, work something and keep this inning going.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Orel said...

RANCHO RANCHO

Orel said...

BOOMSHACKALAKA!

Dusty Baker said...

GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Orel said...

Penny: "Darn!"

Nic j said...

Bellislam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!8:73$;&/&&3$/&&;$;&:&@;

karina said...

Belliard Grand Slam! take that, Penny

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Ha Ha you suck Penny

Orel said...

This is so sweet. Sooooo sweet.

Steve Sax said...

SUCK THAT, PENNY

Charley got the call right! Belli-YARD

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho eat a big pile of shit, Bad Penny!

Dusty Baker said...

"We'll smack those assholes."

-- Mrs. Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

Call to the bullpen...

Dusty Baker said...

Russell can't even hit this guy.

Steve Sax said...

Too bad Martin is back to being awful.

Dusty Baker said...

33 pitch, 5-run inning.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 12.25p: nice clairvoyance!

Neeebs said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer pitcher.

Nic j said...

We should make Rancho EABPOS a staple. Hahahah

Dusty Baker said...

I'm getting a little shaky I'm so excited. I needed this.

Steve Sax said...

From last night's game, when Martin was caught looking and k'd, Erin and I watched him whine to the ump and both of us thought Russell
looked totally pathetic.

Dusty Baker said...

That Martin whining to the ump last night was not only pathetic but embarrassing. Nonetheless, I have my Martin tee on today.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Penny didn't get all pissed off at Belli for watching his shot like he did when Adrian Gonzalez did it a couple of weeks ago

Nic j said...

Instead of don't stop believing we should play who's crying now.

Suck it Steve Perry!

Neeebs said...

@sax

That was embarassing for Martin. Especially since it was a great curveball

Dusty Baker said...

Let's make Penny run a base, then get out of the inning, to tire him further.

Velez is downright anorexic. I'm going to call him Calista.

Nic j said...

I'm not diggin rose's sarcastic tone towards manny, he is just pissed the indians suck.

Orel said...

Ronnie Belliard = Marlon Anderson?

Dusty Baker said...

How's that NL hitting treating you now, Bad Penny?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to say something rude to Rose on his Twitter feed.

Neeebs said...

Velez is skinny as a toothpick turned sideways.

Dusty Baker said...

Lasorda and Sax sitting together. *wipes a tear*

Dusty Baker said...

^ Meaning the real ones, not the SoSG fellaz.

Nic j said...

I have a feeling garland is going to keep them in this game.

Dusty Baker said...

I miss hearing Vinny telling the Winn/LA Clippers/half-court shot story for the 4 trillionth time.

Dusty Baker said...

Get one back, ManRam.

Dusty Baker said...

QUIT SHOWING THE LITTLE GIRL THROWING THE BALL BACK CLIP.

Orel said...

BISON HR!

karina said...

Bison HR!!!!!!

Glad they are acting like Penny was throwing batting practice.

Dusty Baker said...

25 on the season.

Sure wish he would go on a streak and tag 30!

Dusty Baker said...

JLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Orel said...

LONEY HOME HR!

karina said...

King James rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Loney is freed!!!!!!!

Orel said...

Righetti: "Okay, Brad, stop that."

Nic j said...

The dodgers better watch out they could be in some serious trouble. Crushing a penny is a federal offense after all.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Penny should just walk off the field and never pitch again

Dusty Baker said...

Free at last, free at last...

Orel said...

Nic with the Federal Reserve humor!

karina said...

Dusty, i just realized you mean JLo=James Loney.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I'm digging the "Penny Sucks" chant from the croud

Nic j said...

Come on Orel, that joke was in mint condition.

Orel said...

Nic, time for a change in your material (to coin a phrase).

Dusty Baker said...

@ Karina

Were you picturing Jennifer Lopez?

Orel said...

Bye-bye Brad!

Dusty Baker said...

The buck stops here with the bad currency puns.

Nic j said...

Bochy makes change. Out comes penny.

Man i'm on a coin roll.

Dusty Baker said...

Guess Boch doesn't believe "In for a penny, in for a pound."

Orel said...

Belly #2 on fire! SB!

Orel said...

"Were you picturing Jennifer Lopez?"

I know I was. Wait, what were we talking about?

Nic j said...

Bochy had to cut his losses, you can't make a dollar out of fifteen cents.

Orel said...

Penny: "Am I back in the AL?"

Nic j said...

Man I know we are getting the second string announcing crew, but it's gotta be the 4th string production crew.

karina said...

I was picturing Jennifer Lopez, for real, with the "i'm still i'm still Jenny from the block" chorus in my head.

Nic j said...

USC ain't looking great.

Dusty Baker said...

Or her:

http://umpbump.com/press/2008/03/24/hot-baseball-wife-jennifer-lopez/

karina said...

Sweeeeeet DP.

Josh S. said...

Sax, I'm not the only clairvoyant one. Fred's Brim, earlier today in the last GT:

"...racking up 11 hits and 7 runs against Brad Penny this afternoon will make me (and I bet you, too) feel better"

Hits were off, but well done!

Dusty Baker said...

We owe it all to the GT being posted at the right time today.

Orel said...

Smooth play by Loney.

karina said...

It's been a great game for King James

Orel said...

@DB "We owe it all to the GT being posted at the right time today."

With great power comes great responsibility.

Steve Sax said...

Wait, did Brad Penny pitch today? Sorry, I blinked and must have missed it.

Josh S. said...

I actually had fallen asleep early in the game and missed all the offense, but I'm all caught up now thanks to the DVR.

Josh S. said...

MERKIN TIME!

15-1 after this inning?

Orel said...

Giants putting a Merkin on their mound.

Orel said...

Rose pronounces it "Mer-keen."

Josh S. said...

Flash Ramirez!

Orel said...

Did Rose just say Kemp is the front-runner for the Gold Glove?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here's a joke: What's black and orange and red all over?

A: Brad Penny in a blender.

Josh S. said...

Bwahahaha!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly 2.0 - We can rebuild him.

Josh S. said...

Rose said Kemp should be considered for "a" Gold Glove. They don't give out more than one per position, do they?

Josh S. said...

Ah, Velez is pitching now, according to Rose.

Dusty Baker said...

There were some cholo dorks last night who had these new hats. They were Dodger blue but had the SF logo on them in white. They weren't homemade, either (New Era, I believe).

Orel said...

Maybe he's referring to the little-known Silver and Bronze gloves.

Orel said...

Russell RBI! 9-1!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Amish life!

Nic j said...

Wow, Russ actually went the other way.

Orel said...

Velez throws well for such a thin guy.

Josh S. said...

@Orel: "Rose pronounces it "Mer-keen.""

Well, it's always keen for us when he pitches.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WP!

Nic j said...

Josh, well the outfield just has three gold gloves, there is no left, center, and right designation. So technically rose was correct, a douche, but correct.

karina said...

Garland is a sort of lucky charm, don't you think?

Orel said...

Wow, Randy Johnson is warming up.

Orel said...

Karina, I think it's your avatar that's lucky.

Orel said...

Have we had a 1-2-3 inning today?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Garland has been a pretty solid pickup, especially with Bills throwing like four-year old Philly fan.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rosenthal saying the Dodgers would start Wolf and Kershaw in the playoffs, and Bills won't be in the rotation.

Nic j said...

Thats being generous mlsf.

Orel said...

Robothal saying Dodgers could pitch Wolf, Kershaw, Kuroda then Garland/Padilla in the playoffs. No Bills.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I beat you to it, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

Garland isn't the kind of pitcher that will get us a lot of 1-2-3 innings cause he's not a K kind of guy. But man do I like him as a late-season pickup. EATS some mother friggin innings.

Dusty Baker said...

75 pitches so far for Garland.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Rose needs to stick to working the sidelines.

Josh S. said...

DB, those hats are part of the "MLB Twisted" line at Lids. They have most teams' logos in Dodger Blue, but not too many Dodger hats in other team colors.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't whether to make fun of Randy Johnson's age or his ugliness. Can I do both?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kick that moron out.

Orel said...

You sure did, MLASF. And that's one rabble-rousing avatar.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - Mullet over

Orel said...

That moron may have saved Raffy's back from blowing out from trying to stretch a double into a triple.

Orel said...

Ethier makes it ten!

Dusty Baker said...

Randy Johnson is our Chad Billingsley.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's a big "may" considering the ball went into left, Orel.

Nic j said...

Dusty, that's a little harsh. For Randy I mean.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh, Nic.

@ Josh - AAAhhhhh! Thx for the heads up on those lame Twisted caps.

Nic j said...

The Trojans are about 9 minutes away from saying goodbye to any bcs title hopes. Man Corp sucks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Actually, I've seen a lot of variously colored Dodger caps. One was yellow and green a la the A's, one was Cardinal and Gold, another was powder blue and gold, etc.

karina said...

@Orel i don't think my avatar is particularly lucky, i changed it yesterday, but again, i didn't have much of a presence on last night's ga,e thread.

Dusty Baker said...

TOP CLASS from Dodger fans standing and cheering for Johnson, given it's prolly his last toss in the MLB.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I've seen the USC and UCLA colors before. Those are actually kinda cool (one more than the other).

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp with a slight lemp.

Josh S. said...

Freege Ame Sloney!

Steve Sax said...

What a pummeling we are providing! Loving every minute.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just three more outs, and we win the season series

Dusty Baker said...

Shaq just sent a Tweet that said "Can anyone tell me what the opposite of humor is"? I replied "Jay Leno"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Garko hasn't exactly worked out for the Jints, has he?

Dusty Baker said...

How refreshing is it to see our pitcher go seven innings?

karina said...

9 pitches for Garland. Not too bad when they're on the 7th.

Dusty Baker said...

I was jsut thinking that, MLASF, re Garko. I thought that would be a good pickup for Jints. Maybe he needs daily at bats to get in a groove where SF mainly used him off the bench.

Steve Sax said...

Cal barely snuck by Minnesota today. What's the USC situation?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tied at 13. Corp has been trash.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DeWitt sighting.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, it is tied. No worries for sc.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DEWITT CAN HIT

Orel said...

DeWitt goes to 11!

karina said...

DeWitt HR! it's home run feast at Dodger Stadium!

Orel said...

@DB "How refreshing is it to see our pitcher go seven innings?"

Refreshing as drinking a Red Bull under a waterfall.

Steve Sax said...

@dusty, nice call on Leno. His ratings won't hold.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Sax

Please...just...make...Leno go...away.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SC's going down.

Dusty Baker said...

Just opened a pack of Upper Deck baseball cards that Mrs. Dusty let me buy at Target if I was a good boy while she shopped. She patted me on the head and bought me two packs.

First card out was Hong-Chih Kuo!

Nic j said...

USC got their customary loss to a crappy PAC 10 team out of the way early this year.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops for USC

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo again!

Dusty Baker said...

"Still looking for that first career grand slam" -Rose re JP

karina said...

Pierre goodness! still Rancho Ardiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, guys, let's get this offense cranked up! I want 15 runs.

Nic j said...

I hear delino softly crying out there somewhere.

karina said...

Rock the Casbah on the speakers! there isn't enough The Clash in this world :)

Nic j said...

Repko still sucks, some things never change.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, well said re: Clash.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm imagining Garland as Pac-man, just gobbling up little round innings.

Dusty Baker said...

Not that I'm looking backward, but this would a 12-nil ass stomping if Manny wouldn't have fucked up that fly ball.

Orel said...

That's not just splitting hairs, Dusty. That's splitting cilia.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, I'll walk that back, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

84 pitches for Garland thru 8. That's like 2 innings for Kershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"I love innings. Innings, innings, innings. Here it goes down, down into my Belly. Mm, mm, mm."

Dusty Baker said...

Bumgarner's glove looks like the cheap plastic ones you can buy for your two-year-old in the toy aisle at K-Mart.

Orel said...

Bumgardner the next Lincecum?

Dusty Baker said...

@ Orel

What am I, a doctor?

Nic j said...

I know they are supposed to be good, but the next generation of giants with names like Madison and Buster don't scare me a whole lot.

karina said...

@Dusty do you know we say "doctors" to the lawyers?, at least in venezuelan spanish :)

Dusty Baker said...

@ Nic

Wait til you see the next generation of Jints' names:

Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermott, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumer, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Kendal, Katlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kira, Ian, Lauren, Q-bert, Phil

Dusty Baker said...

Timmah- Wash your hair!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - I think half of those names have played for the Lakers in the last decade.

Orel said...

Are those the children of Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel?

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, DreamWeaver, put this one to bed.

Nic j said...

Haha it took me about three names in to realize what that was from.

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