Thursday, September 24, 2009

Game 153 Thread: Sept 24 @ Expos, 4p

Vicente Padilla (11-6, 4.52) vs. J.D. Martin (5-4, 4.21).

DODGERS' MAGIC NUMBERS: 2 to make playoffs; 5 to win NL West

COMMENTS: This is a pretty important start for Padilla--not the point of no return, but still critical if he wants to be considered for the postseason roster--as he looks to rebound from his last crappy start against the Giants, his first loss since joining the Dodgers. And while Padilla/Martin sounds like a normal battery, this Padilla/Martin matchup is quite different. Montreal starts a pitcher whom mlb.com says "is...the second best pitcher in the Expos' rotation. Last Friday, he pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits against the Mets. Martin is second on the team in wins with five."

FIVE? Five measly wins gets you second place and a set of steak knives? Let me be the one to tell you, when you only have 52 total wins on the team, it's mathematically plausible, but I wouldn't go around trumpeting a win total smaller than that of Jeff Weaver; Martin would be the Expos' equivalent of Matt Cain, Adam Wainwright, and Cliff Lee. Wow. Tell you what, Torre, let's just make this interesting, and throw out there whomever the hell you want for this lineup!

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fanerman said...

And my condolences to Tron :(.

Fred's Brim said...

PodPeople tied with the Stones in the 7th, Cubs and vaGiants, no score in the 2nd

Steve Sax said...

Wooooooooo!

Fred's Brim said...

Where did that hit Broxton?

karina said...

It's a win! who's up for commenting the Cubs and Giants game?

Fred's Brim said...

Pods go up 1!

Fred's Brim said...

Pods up 2, top 8!

LLCoolL said...

Go SD Pirates!

Fred's Brim said...

ooops Ian Stewart home run, 5-4 Pods

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeez, that took a while

Fred's Brim said...

Giambi up with a man on 1st, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

that scumbag has an amazing fu manchu

Fred's Brim said...

haha Giambi caught lookin!

rbnlaw said...

@karina
Cellulite? Wow! Awesome.

Steve Sax said...

Rox lose! Magic number for west: 3

rbnlaw said...

So, our magic numbers are almost even?

Let's clinch in the 'Burgh!

Fred's Brim said...

@rb that would be sweet if we clinch there. It's supposed to be mad rainy there this weekend so we'll see if they can avoid the storms. It could end up being a strange weekend if any of the games get called and they have to do a doubleheader

karina said...

@Rbnlaw thanks :)

Giants up 2-1, 7th. Penny is pitching well

Fred's Brim said...

jeez the vaGiants hit a homer and now lead 2-1 in the 7th

Fred's Brim said...

Penny will pitch in the 8th

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, FB, I wasn't thinking about the possibility of the weather screwing things up. Quick, fashion a reeded roof.

Dusty Baker said...

Bad Penny sure bounced back from that ass-whippin we administered to him.

Fred's Brim said...

There's a storm in the midwest that may be there on Saturday and the highs shouldn't get out of the low 60s. I hope Joe rests Casey and his hammy that day.

Dusty Baker said...

Or maybe we can hope Beard doesn't go yard so he won't have to engage in a strenuous HR trot.

Fred's Brim said...

i am picturing Casey and Thome sitting on the front porch of an old-age home, yelling at whippersnappers and reminiscing about the tramps they picked up at the Flats in Cleveland

Dusty Baker said...

Someone will need to knit them afghans for the playoffs if we play in a colder weather venue.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw,db

I'm sure there are two or three XL snuggies left over to keep their gout from flaring up.

Dusty Baker said...

"Make me a cup of tea..."

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson blew it!!!
Jeff Baker with a 2r HR!

Dusty Baker said...

Cubs go up 3-2!

karina said...

2 RBI HR!!!!! Cubs 3, Giants 2

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go Cubs, GO!

Fred's Brim said...

gotta hit the hay and am hoping the Cubs don't return the favor

Dusty Baker said...

Somewhere out there Beard is making fun of Brian Wilson's hand gesture.

Mr. Customer said...

God bless you, otherwise annoying chicago team!

Josh S. said...

All these "Casey is old" jokes make me sad, since he's just under a year older than me.

JuanLove said...

lmao

on a 2-2 count with 2 out

deuces wild if you will

Nic j said...

Brian Wilson was having fun fun fun til the cubbies took his Save-y away.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

It's all relative. It's "sports old." I consider Thome ancient as an old growth forest, but we're the same age.

Dusty Baker said...

Wilson's little deuce coup, perhaps?

Mr. Customer said...

@josh s.

Pro athletes age like replicants, so no worries.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I consider Lamar Odom old, and dude's 29.

Josh S. said...

OK, so if we win tomorrow, it doesn't matter what the Braves do, correct? I'm suddenly annoyed that they're interfering with the countdown.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, basketball wise, of course. Derek Fisher is also old, and he's in his mid-thirties.

Dusty Baker said...

D Fish is ageless, timeless - my man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lamar Odom enjoys some very strange company.

Dusty Baker said...

Re-watching game with Mrs Dusty and sis-n-law. I just had to impose a "No more talking about Kershaw's skanky hat" rule for the rest of the season. Can't take it any more. It's like their version of the beach ball.

Mr. Customer said...

Geez, Lou! Who else would have the balls to call a pithout on a 2-0 count.

Dusty Baker said...

re: LO's bachelor

"stripper poles and "midgets."

Cool! All that's missing is a donkey.

Josh S. said...

LOL at Rowand striking out on 3 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Giants down to their final out

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S

la verdad

Josh S. said...

Huzzah! The Giants cannot win the West!

Dusty Baker said...

And the Cards have to cool their talons another night.

Josh S. said...

Nice of the Cubs to do us a solid after we humiliated them last year.

karina said...

Wasn't it beautiful?

JuanLove said...

feels good to know we're in for sure

Josh S. said...

Gameday threw in an extra space:

"Fred Lew is strikes out swinging."

Sounds like a LOLcat.

Mr. Customer said...

I've seen what I had hoped to see. Let's put this thing away on the field tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cubs win!

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S

I can haz mathematical elimintation?

Mr. Customer said...

*elimination

Damn you, fingers!

Dusty Baker said...

Is our children elimintating?

Josh S. said...

Ahem.

Another M. Brown classic.

Dusty Baker said...

Tito, get me some tissue.

Orel said...

Jermaine, stop teasing!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Orel. I was afraid folks were going to leave me hanging on that one.

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