Friday, October 02, 2009

Game 160 Thread: Oct. 2 vs. Brockies, 7p

Randy Wolf (11-6, 3.22) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (14-12, 3.52).

Hello, this is Kent Brockman. In sports news, the Dodgers are ending their season with a meaningless series against Colorado, since the Dodgers long ago clinched the division —

one moment, I'm getting a note from our producers —

What? You've got to be kidding. They lost three of four to the Pirates? And got swept by the Padres? What the hell is wrong with these ****ers? No, I won't watch my language. I don't care if we're still on the air —

Manny photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

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Dusty Baker said...

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

Josh S. said...

BLAKE?!!

Oh thank heaven.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm actually growing a playoff beard now, which also ties in with Blake's return.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not only is it Blake, it's the entire regular lineup!

Josh S. said...

Excellent! A Kent Brockman theme, so I can bust his out:

"Now, over the years, a newsman learns a number of things that for
one reason or another, he just cannot report. It doesn't seem to
matter now, so...the following people are gay:

Aaron Cook
Jorge de la Rosa
Jason Hammel
Ubaldo Jiménez
Jason Marquis
Chris Iannetta
Paul Phillips
Yorvit Torrealba
Garrett Atkins
Clint Barmes
Jason Giambi
Todd Helton
Mike McCoy
Omar Quintanilla
Ian Stewart
Troy Tulowitzki
Dexter Fowler
Carlos González
Brad Hawpe
Matt Murton
Seth Smith
Ryan Spilborghs
Eric Young, Jr.
Joe Beimel
Matt Belisle
Rafael Betancourt
Jhoulys Chacín
Matt Daley
Samuel Deduno
Randy Flores
Josh Fogg
José Contreras
Matt Herges
Franklin Morales
Joel Peralta
Juan Rincón
Esmil Rogers
Huston Street
and Jim Tracy."

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Josh S. said...

P.S. That joke works best if you scroll past the list really fast.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodgertown USA:

"Torre announced Kuroda has a small herniation of his cervical spine. No surgery but will not be on #Dodgers nlds roster"

Dr. Geek said...

Per TBLA:

Kuroda out for the NLDS. Repeat, Kuroda out for the NLDS.

Dusty Baker said...

I guess that solves the whole Bills or Garland question now, KempKershaw!

Damned bad news for Kuroda. And for us. Was it that Pie Rats game what did it to ya?

Dusty Baker said...

Marlins with an early lead on Phiws, 4-2.

Josh S. said...

Randy Wolf stat for tonight:

If he had gotten a W in all of his no-decision games that the team ended up winning this year, he'd be a 22-game winner.

But wins for a pitcher suck and all that.

Josh S. said...

Tough year for the Samurai.

Josh S. said...

Wins as a stat, I mean. Wins themselves are good.

fanerman said...

Heh. Nice.

Nic j said...

They can take the NL Wild Card,

But they'll never take, OUR DIVISION TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

CC Sabathia already down 4-0 to Tampa after 1 inning.

Mr. Customer said...

@Nic J

We'll consume them with fireballs from our eyes and bolts of lightning from our arses!

Nic j said...

@Mr. C, Aye!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking hell. I was ready for some Kuroda magic. Now it's a matter of who goes first, I guess.

KempKershaw said...

Dusty- Somehow Padilla is getting the start Sunday. Sadly, Torre would probably stick with him even if we lose tonight and tomorrow.

koufax said...

kuroda will be sorely missed.

Nic j said...

Wolf Pack tonight baby,

Hoooooowwwwwlllllllll

Nic j said...

man, we need the cards to lose a game, unless we feel like taking 2-3 from the rox.

koufax said...

@nic

i want the phillies in the first round, im rooting for the cards to win as well as the blue.

midnightdrive said...

playoff beard: engage

Nic j said...

Anybody used to listen Frosty, Heidi, and Frank?

They're baaaaaaackkkkkk.

YAY!!!

Steve Sax said...

@NicJ 5:03p: f'ing brilliant.

For the record, the Sons are quite partial to Braveheart...

Steve Sax said...

Cards up 4-0

phils down 4-2

Nic j said...

5-2 marlins

Nic j said...

Jim Tracy says he is going full steam until they are eliminated.

Nic j said...

No brad hawpe tonight, i know he is slumping but i am glad to see that the #1 dodger killer isnt in the lineup today.

now lets just not give them any late inning bases loaded pinch hitting situations.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Jim Tracy going full steam? Count on it.

I'm not scared. We're coming after him like Zambrano on a Gatorade jug.

Dusty Baker said...

My above comment is made with much more confidence after just now reading the comment that Hawpe is out. Good lord, that guy kills us.

Dusty Baker said...

No matter what happens tonight, at least Yank-mes are getting a beatdown from Rays. Upton w/ a cycle. Sabathia misses his 20th win. Phiws losing 7-2 late.

Erin said...

LONGEST. NATIONAL. ANTHEM. EVER.

karina said...

It's offensive Fox starts its broadcast with the Rockies celebration. Now, they are saying the Rockies could get the division. No way!

Fred's Brim said...

NOOOOoooo!!!! Why is MLB.tv showing the Crockies Broadcast? ARRGH!

karina said...

Fox broadcast just froze. C'mon, there's a clinching game to watch!

Erin said...

Tommy says we're gonna win tonight, and god damn it, I believe him.

karina said...

Plea to Carlos Gonzalez: don't play particularly well against the Dodgers. Also, the Rockies can't go deep into the postseason, Aguilas need you, do you think Aguilas can win the championship with Plasencia and Rivas in the outfield?.

karina said...

He listened to me!

Dusty Baker said...

sit down, beeeeyotch!

Fred's Brim said...

Helton K - that was the same pitch 2 pitches ago, but it was called a ball

karina said...

Beautiful third strike!

Orel said...

GO US

Dusty Baker said...

Torre on Belly2.0:

"I'm not sure he'll be a player this weekend, but I'm pretty confident he'll be ready when we start the postseason," Torre said.

Dusty Baker said...

Deuces wild!

Steve Dittmore said...

Dear goodness, the Brewers just tied the Cards after being down 6-0. Where was this offense in Denver?

Dusty Baker said...

MIL coming back on Cards a bit...6-4.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, Steve, in the time I typed ^ Brews got another 2.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

wolf struggling to find the zone.

Nic j said...

Please wolf, put him away.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusto, my similarly-named brother, speaks the truth.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Randy

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I live in the StL market so it's on the tube

Orel said...

Is Wolf nibbling?

Orel said...

freak

Dusto_Magnifico said...

ugh... is this the way its going to be tonight?

Fred's Brim said...

unreal

why can't we finish things? I just don't get it

Nic j said...

I haven't even got to the stadium an I already want to leave.

karina said...

It's always the former Dodger or the venezuelan...

Orel said...

Off to a great start!

Dusty Baker said...

Steve, I feel for you. I grew up in Arkansas, deep in Cards territory, and it was a painful time for me. I was a speck of Blue in a sick sea of red.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

wolf cant locate the curve

Dusty Baker said...

Dear Randy:

You are not going to get that called a strike tonight. Please adjust.

Love,
Rick H.

Steve Dittmore said...

WP in StL... Now 7-6 Brewers

Dusty Baker said...

34 pitches!

karina said...

bases loaded for the Rockies, 34 pitches for Master Randy so far

Wicks said...

it's official the sky IS falling! AHHHHHHHHHH

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho ardiendo the hard way, indeed.

PavilionBum said...

Nice! Ok guys, 2 runs is managable.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

everything looks outside and high from wolf.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

finally

Erin said...

Nightmare of a first inning.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to need to be outside and high in a while.

Dusty Baker said...

I really don't want tomorrow night, my last regular season game of the year, to be meaningful. Please, guys!

Fred's Brim said...

a Dre sighting! let's get him home!

Fred's Brim said...

those looked low to me

Orel said...

Manny's AB as bad as it looked on Gameday?

Fred's Brim said...

Orel, the first and last strike were pretty low. If Jimenez is going to get that call all game, we're in for a long night

karina said...

@Orel awful

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - actually, it's not bad being in NW Arkansas... we get Royals, Cards, Rangers and Astros, plus no blackouts on MLBN or ESPN. So, we got a lot of baseball on TV w/o paying for extra innings. It's the time zone difference that sucks.

Fred's Brim said...

i just popped open a 750 of Allagash Tripel Reserve with it's 9% ABV. I hope it lasts past the 3rd inning as it's going down easy

Fred's Brim said...

this ump hates Randy

PavilionBum said...

Wow that shoulda been strike 3. This ump has been really inconsistent.

Fred's Brim said...

Juan Too Tree

Delino DeShields said...

The d-line is in the house with sosg regular 'todd,' todd's soon to be honest woman, and the family deshiwlds. Who knew this game would be playoff level. Got here way early due to ticket issues. Love the tommy plaque...it's no tommy in carbonite though. But really.. What is?

Dusto_Magnifico said...

jimenez is bringing the gas!

Delino DeShields said...

DeBaby De0shields is playing the crowd like a little lasorda. But we had to take away his miller lite dodger bead necklace. For shame

Fred's Brim said...

gonna have to grind this one out

Wicks said...

@Fred's Brim

with those libations I'll have the medics on speed dial for ya!

Dusto_Magnifico said...

where did that miss?

Fred's Brim said...

thank you Wicks! i have a bottle of Johnny Walker Black in the bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

clean it up, Randy...

Dusto_Magnifico said...

wolf should put the slider away.

Steve Dittmore said...

Brew Crew blows it open. Now 10-6 w/2 on 1 out in 8th. Is anybody's bullpen good?

Fred's Brim said...

ok 2 outs now - try to limit them to 2 runs or less

Fred's Brim said...

Randy must have porked the ump's daughter or something

Orel said...

She must look like Princess Leia.

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jimenez to Ump: This is not the ball you are looking for.

Wolf: The Force is strong with this one.

Fred's Brim said...

great bunt

Delino DeShields said...

Furcal is labelled an official power hitter. Ummmm...

Fred's Brim said...

that was tall, Leia's father

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Your overconfidence is your weakness, Ubaldo.

Delino DeShields said...

Getting exciting
And debaby deshields is choking me with my pary beads

Steve Dittmore said...

Haven't seen three straight Dodgers work the count to three balls in a long time... Like the patience

Mr. Customer said...

c'mon E!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ubaldo: He doesn't like you.
Wolf: Sorry.
Ubaldo: I don't like you either.

Delino DeShields said...

On my feet

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!!!!!! this was a great at bat!

Go Manny!

Delino DeShields said...

Mild excitement. Baby pointed finger like babe ruth

Dusty Baker said...

@ Steve D-

Oh wow...didn't know you were in NWA. I grew up (depending on your definition of "grew up," may want to check with Mrs. Dusty for more insight) in Conway in north central AR.

What I thought was bad about it was that I hated Cards since day one, especially their sacrosanct fans.

So not cut on AR! Go Hogs!

Mr. Customer said...

I like it.

I like dingers more, but I like it.

Fred's Brim said...

Ubaldo pitching around Dre...

Steve Dittmore said...

MLB Network goes live w/Vin. Excellent.

Dusty Baker said...

"Baby pointed finger like babe ruth"

Nice!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have a bad feeling about this.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Free runs!

karina said...

I'll take that

Dusty Baker said...

Haven't we scored our, like, last 5 runs on WPs?

Like Brad Hawpe's mamma, I'll take it any way I can get.

Mr. Customer said...

Takes the force out away, too.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Manny - we need you!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh Manny. :(

Dusty Baker said...

Manny just has absolutely no idea what he's doing at the plate. There was an extremely hittable slider that he watched, then the rest just made him "look like a bitch," to paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGAHGLJHAFLJF

Fred's Brim said...

why, Matty, why?!

Orel said...

WE SCORE

Fred's Brim said...

YouBaldo at 62 pitches

Orel said...

THEN KK

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pretty damn lucky to get one run.

Delino DeShields said...

Another tommy montage. Set to fatboy slim. Ironic song choice?

Mr. Customer said...

That's as close to an utter fail as an inning can be without being a fail.

Still, runs are good.

Dusty Baker said...

MIL up 12-6. Hilarious!

karina said...

I said words that could make a sailor blush. I'm THAT angry

Nic j said...

Wolf sucks tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

Ack.

Dusty Baker said...

That is ironic, Delino. tell us if they do another set to, say, Karen Carpenter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We can't win and they can't lose. A deadly combination.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DOA!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre!!

Dusty Baker said...

DON'T FUCK WITH E!

karina said...

OUT! what a great throw! Respect Ethier!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier rocks!

Delino DeShields said...

Mr customer is always right. That play made up for it though

Dusty Baker said...

"Andre Ethier throwing a strike to Russell Martin..."

-Vinny

Fred's Brim said...

decent block by Russ too

karina said...

let's give Martin his credit, his block was great

PavilionBum said...

Maybe our defense will somehow score us some runs.

Dusty Baker said...

TGINL!

Thank god it's not Loretta

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOORAY FOR DEFENSE!

Steve Sax said...

Great D by Furcal too!

Fred's Brim said...

haha yes! that was lucky

karina said...

Brilliant defense! go Blue!

Dusty Baker said...

Those two defensive plays should be a rallying call for our boys in Blue. Let's get it done, lads!

Steve Sax said...

@ steve dittmore: I am very familiar with nw Arkansas (xna, right?). I've had to call on Walmart many a time...

Delino DeShields said...

Another nifty play as the emf blasres. Followed by tommy vs phillie phanatic vs tommy and joan jett video. Oh what a night

Fred's Brim said...

this is The Grind, folks! Gotta get this done one way or another and then not care how it gets done.

Steve Sax said...

@delino 8:28: did they animate Tommy dancing on the roof a la Walken?

You can go with this, or you can go with that.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Also,

This
Game
Is
Not
Lost

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Home Loney has returned.

Fred's Brim said...

take it easy guys, take a pitch or two

PavilionBum said...

Well I WAS about to call home run for Blake but....

I bet Russ goes deep here!

Steve Sax said...

Tigers lost, Rwinkies won. I don't care who wins--and this is after I've read both the SI and Tome mags spotlighting the sad state of Detroit--but I like the fact that it's going down to the wire.

Unlike this game, of course. Can't we just win one???

PavilionBum said...

....or draws a walk. C'mon O-Dog!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm calling it for the O-Dog.

PavilionBum said...

Cards lose!!!

If we win tonight, we not only take the division, we clinch homefield through the NLCS.

Steve Sax said...

@delino: they're still playing EMF? That's unbelievable.

OH!

By the way, extra points for anyone who can name EMF's only other US-charting hit of note.

Dusty Baker said...

Save some WPs for when we have runners on 3rd.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In nerd language, EMF is short for electro-magnetic field.

Delino DeShields said...

Debaby deshields just spilled my entire beer onto my lap. Not cool... Yet oddly refreshing

Fred's Brim said...

oof that was nasty

Mr. Customer said...

Bats still frozen in carbonite.

Nic j said...

Man we are just not hitting at all.

We look way better on defense though.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr. C-

I read your comment and it made me look for some hidden meaning. I can't get off-day puzzle mode out of my head! Did you mean to italicize every 5th word?

Dusty Baker said...

Shrinkage for Delino!

Fred's Brim said...

OK Randy, help out FJL

Dusty Baker said...

I like how the highlights leading into this inning consisted entirely of defensive plays. I guess it's hard to get excited about a WP.

Nic j said...

How was that scored as a hit?

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

For once, no hidden meaning layered in, other than handy vertical alignment for the acronym.

Fred's Brim said...

yes! lets tie it up this inning

Delino DeShields said...

Some kind of fight happening above us in loge. Lap still full of beer. moist. Wolf is a warrior.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry if I'm late to this mathematical party, but per TBLA:

"with cardinals and phillies losing tonight, dodgers only need 1 win in 3 gms to be #1 seed in NL. They can only be #1 or #4 (if swept)"

Steve Dittmore said...

8-pitch inning for Wolf. He and Jimenez were tied w/83 pitches after 4.

Nic j said...

Juan Pierre is a power hitter according to the stadium.

Delino DeShields said...

Time for some beast mode. Baby's socks and pants a also covered in beer. I am the father of the year

Fred's Brim said...

that's it for Randy? why? I don't like this

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was...unexpected.

Dusty Baker said...

Delino, that kid is going to turn into McKenzie Phillips.

[I mean in a sharing substances with kids kind of way, not the other way!]

Mr. Customer said...

feeling it here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr. C - Said the actress to the bishop

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

*ha!*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The key to success is not swinging at 3-0 counts, Andre.

Fred's Brim said...

this would be a good time, Manny

Fred's Brim said...

OK Manny, imagine it's Dan Haren pitching

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ok Manny, just one hit. Just one hit. That's all. Get a freakin' hit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

(facepalm)

Mr. Customer said...

brutal.

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