Saturday, October 03, 2009

Game 161 Thread: Oct. 3 vs. Jar Jar Binkies, 7p

Tonight is Star Wars Night at Dodger Stadium!

Clayton Kershaw (8-8, 2.89) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (16-9, 4.45).

May the Force be with us? Please?

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Dusty Baker said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

KKKershaw without a win since July 18. Now is the time, brother Clayton, now is the time.

I'm totally confident in him. If not because I believe strongly in his underlying talent, because I believe strongly in the law of averages.

JuanLove said...

tonight's the night Kershaw puts the NL on notice

he already has, but this is his biggest start ever.

i'm so excited

Josh S. said...

Star Wars Day avatar: Engaged.

Dusty Baker said...

STRONG, Josh. Strong.

Dusty Baker said...

Continued playoff beard growth: engage and accelerate.

Mrs. Dusty's unease with facial hair: increasing.

Window of accepting for the above: closing.

Amount I'm pushing it on our 11th anniversary: exponential.

Life is good, if not challenging.

Orel said...

@JL: And you just can't hide it?

@Josh: AWESOME.

@DB: All the more reason for Mrs. Dusty to cheer for the Dodgers!

Nic j said...

If the Dodgers don't win tonight, the kitten gets it.

It's up to you Dodgers.

Orel said...

Avatar mojo in full effect!

Dusty Baker said...

In honor of Mrs. Dusty tonight, I'm changing the avatar mojo. Unless anyone has a strong feeling that I should stick with Richie Rich, who's never too far away.

Josh S. said...

For Clay:

"You're all clear kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"

Dusty Baker said...

What the hell is this crap??:

http://tinyurl.com/y9ouacq

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Victory waits

JuanLove said...

Orel: I'm about to lose control and I think I like it

Nic j said...

im even doing the dodgers a favor tonight and not going to the game, they always suck when i go.

Except for the bobbleslam night.

Dusty Baker said...

Nic, the kitten bit is cracking up my whole family.

There is some strong avatar mojo going tonight.

Nic j said...

not even a minute into the game and USC already with the penalties.

Nic j said...

DB, im a desperate man and these are desperate times.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

USC is trying to get the crap out of the way early, I guess.

Dusty Baker said...

Desperate times call for desperate measures, Nic.

Nic j said...

beautiful finish by McKnight.

karina said...

@Josh those shirts you got are as cool as ice cubes!

@Dusty Baker Congrats on your anniversary!

can't wait either, i'm watching the Tigers-White Sox game and can't concentrate...

Orel said...

Love the avatar, Karina!

Nic j said...

wow, im impressed with the playoff beard karina

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just one more hour to go.

Orel said...

Very nice, Nic.

Orel said...

Is that picture from today, MLASF?

Nic j said...

its from the dodgertownusa twitter

Steve Sax said...

USC opening up a can on Cal, 17-0.

For those who watched UCLA lose to Stanford, what happened?

Orel said...

Excellent, let me check it out....

Dusty Baker said...

Stormtroopers on the field!!!

karina said...

@Orel glad you like it. Chose Obi Wan because the state the Dodgers are in, he might be "our only hope"

While we're at it, if someone feels nerdy enough, could chose a Jedi avatar, the team needs all those knowledgeable enough on the force.

@Nic j i've been grooming this beard since the ASG when i was sure the Dodgers would be the first to clinch their division title first. I keep it with the lightsaber because it's very precise, the only problem is it produces a light rash.

@MrLASF that's an awesome avatar!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker take pictures!

Erin said...

Just randomly ran into Alex Cora (the son, not the real one) on his way into the stadium. Met his lovely wife as well. I consider this a good sign.

PavilionBum said...

Torre should've pushed Wolf back to tonight. What was he thinking?

Alex Cora said...

We are going to win tonight. I just feel it. Saw stormtroopers and a jawa in the parking lot. The stadium seems a little more electric than usual. Neat to meet Erin and Christine in the concourse. Go blue!

Alex Cora said...

Pierre with the campanella award. He was smiling!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@AC - Are you sure it's not ranch dressing?

Nic j said...

I cant tell who is more nervous, me or the kitten.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Just as long as nobody's finger slips.

karina said...

Hawpe against Kershaw

4 for 9, 2 HR

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Karina - Hawpe vs. Dodgers

2345 for 1823, 345 HR

karina said...

Why is Ethier sitting? keeping his bat for later in the game?

rbnlaw said...

OK, I'm in for now, but I'm also down to my last beer. These are truly desperate times.

Avitar Mojo activated. F**k you Jobu!

PavilionBum said...

Nice way to start, Kersh.

Nic j said...

rowdy crowd tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That bodes well

PavilionBum said...

Kershaw is on pace for 27 strikeouts this game.

Nic j said...

LETS GO 27 K PERFECT GAME!!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

3 batters, 3 K's

Nic j said...

The force is strong with this one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw's sick of this shit.

rbnlaw said...

Recap of the rbnlaw family day:
Son's soccer team loses.
Daughter's soccer team loses (but really inconsistent reffing).
UCLA loses.
Downed a plate of Super Mex nachos almost by myself along with 2 large Buds.

In all, a wash.

Nic j said...

KKKERSHAW

PavilionBum said...

De la Rosa, 0-5 7+ ERA vs. Dodgers. Nice

rbnlaw said...

This crowd sounds like a play-off crowd.
Or maybe a Giants crowd.

PavilionBum said...

@rbnlaw, are they chanting Giants Suck?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

http://twitpic.com/k6j0y

Just hilarious

rbnlaw said...

Has anyone seen the Roy Campanella Story?
It was very moving.

rbnlaw said...

@Bum
Close. They always figure someone sucks.

I'm going by what I hear on the TV.

rbnlaw said...

Looks like Vin's grandson is one of the batboys tonight.

Nic j said...

hopefully Clay actually gets some run support tonight.

rbnlaw said...

The pic of Tommy with the Star Wars crew is awesome.

PavilionBum said...

4 in a row.....

Nic j said...

KKKKERSHAW

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw just got a golden sombrero

rbnlaw said...

Not going to say it.

rbnlaw said...

Kershaw
Manny
Blake

What do they have in common?

Nic j said...

KKKKKERSHAW

rbnlaw said...

KKKKKershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is just nasty. Kershaw wants that win.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw

But can they strike out three times in the same inning?

Steve Sax said...

SoSG Alex Cora is at the game, and says it is electric.

rbnlaw said...

Great minds and all that, eh nic?

rbnlaw said...

Good one, Mr. C.

rbnlaw said...

Look, Russian paratroopers!

rbnlaw said...

Worked.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not a K but I'll take it.

PavilionBum said...

Damn it, PO 8.

Nic j said...

it sounds pretty nuts through the TV.

Boy am i glad i just bought a surround sound system.

rbnlaw said...

PB,
Nice avi. I remember that game, that at bat, that hit like it happened tomorrow.

Steve Sax said...

Five Ks in two innings for Kershaw!

Nic j said...

MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw fer the love of crap

PavilionBum said...

Gonzales, hold the ball up more, I wasn't sure if you caught it.

Nic j said...

HE DROPPPED IT!!!!!!!

rbnlaw said...

Damn that Venezuelan!
No offense meant, karina.

rbnlaw said...

SON OF A FREAKING BITCH!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Throw the flag, Torre! Wait, wrong sport

PavilionBum said...

2nd time in a week the Rox got that call. BS

rbnlaw said...

Gaddamn umpires have to get out there to make that call. No excuse for laziness.

Nic j said...

thats the second non catch for an out they had this week

rbnlaw said...

BTW, what the hell is up with the Beard?
5 K's in a row?
Is that the Golden Toilet Seat?

Nic j said...

to be fair he has been out for quite a while.

Josh S. said...

Can we just celebrate that Manny made contact?

rbnlaw said...

I remember watching Don Baylor play for the Angels. He was great at popping out with RISP.

Can't he pass that along to the Rox?

Nic j said...

thats a good sign at least.

The carbonite block is thawing.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S.

I wasn't gonna say it.

Josh S. said...

Crowd is way more amped than last night, but Clay's giving them a reason to be.

He may have to give himself run support, though.

rbnlaw said...

@nic,
Yeah, but 5 in a row? They do have a batting cage.

All told, I'd rather have him in the line-up than not.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Kershaw pulls a Gallardo and homers while throwing a shutout.

Nic j said...

yeah, i know.

He'll get his timing back soon

rbnlaw said...

@Josh S.
Look up the "Your Empire Needs You" shirts.
Awesome.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Take that, you damn Dodger-killer!

Orel said...

KKKKKK

I think Kershaw will be starting next week.

Orel said...

Casey still in fine defensive form! Barehand throw-out of Barmes!

Josh S. said...

Whew! That was close.

rbnlaw said...

Still not going to say it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nicely done, Beard!

Orel said...

KKKKKKK

PavilionBum said...

Kershaw is Krazy

rbnlaw said...

Uncle Charlie from Decatur!

Josh S. said...

Hot damn!

GET THIS KID SOME RUNS!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KKKKKKKershaw through three!

Nic j said...

no one pitch outs please.

Nic j said...

man, we are making Jorge look better than kershaw.

Nic j said...

isnt this the douche that through manny out a while ago?


HE KICKED OUT RUSS?!?!

Nic j said...

threw*

Orel said...

Martin tossed while in the dugout! Suit up, Ausmus!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WTF?

PavilionBum said...

These umps hate us.

Nic j said...

Does Ausmus have his droid with him?

PavilionBum said...

Martin's wearing the shin gaurds. Maybe the booted Schaefer?

Nic j said...

Ausmus is hitting a for the cycle tonight.

Josh S. said...

We have a lightsaber, er, I mean pitcher's duel!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, it might be Benchy

karina said...

I still don't get what happened with Martin.

Orel said...

How did the umps have the restraint last night not to toss Kemp, who was jumping up and down at first, but they throw out Martin in the dugout tonight? Especially after that botched call in the outfield?

Nic j said...

ok nevermind.

Schaefer is tearing apart the clubhouse right now.

Orel said...

Yeah, Bob Schaefer! Takin' one for the team!

rbnlaw said...

Hey, De La Rosa has a perfect game going!

Josh S. said...

Fertilizer!

Vin is unspeakably good.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw Gonzalez is from the same city i am, star of my team, 5-tool player, i even witnessed how he made a similar play but proceeded to throw home plate to get the runner out. Besides, he was unexpectedly nice to me last season.

rbnlaw said...

Schaffer said, "BULLSHIT!"

And I agree.

Nic j said...

blue's throwing the ball into the outfield now?

Josh S. said...

Crap. What are we going to do without Schaefer if we have another 4th out situation?

Orel said...

KKKKKKKK

rbnlaw said...

@karina,
Yeah, you mentioned that before, but damn.
He'd look good in blue

karina said...

Nice revenge, KKKKKKKKershaw

Orel said...

How was he nice to you, Karina?

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKK

rbnlaw said...

9 through 4.

Mr. Customer said...

filthy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Orel said...

Aflac: Who was the last pitcher with 20+ wins for the Dodgers?

rbnlaw said...

AFLAC answer: Kevin Brown?

Josh S. said...

Nuts. Stupid goatee.

PavilionBum said...

Ramon Martinez, 1991, 22 I think.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I doubt it's Hideo

Orel said...

"They'll have to change umpires — [home plate umpire Doug] Eddings is going to come down with a sore right arm." —Vin

PavilionBum said...

No K? What the Hell Kersh?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll take it.

Orel said...

Why is Stan Lee working for a carpet-installation company?

rbnlaw said...

Is anyone else over the Batting Stance Guy?

Orel said...

Aflac: Ramon Martinez (20-9 in 1990)

Mr. Customer said...

Can I get a 3-run home run, with a side of vindication, please?

PavilionBum said...

Right player, wrong year/win total.

Orel said...

I'm waiting for a pitching motion guy.

rbnlaw said...

PB with the answer; one year off.

PavilionBum said...

Vin: Will there be a 20 game winner this year?

Me: Uhh...

Vin: NO!

rbnlaw said...

Pitching motion guy would be a little more interesting.

Orel said...

De la Rosa possibly hurt.

rbnlaw said...

De La Rosa is hurt.

Nic j said...

is he hurt?

ill take a win by default

Orel said...

Hell, we already have ump imitators.

Orel said...

That's what you get for faking the catch, Carlos Gonzalez!

Mr. Customer said...

Not wishing him any ill-will, but I'm ok with seeing the bullpen in the bottom of the fourth.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wanted to knock him out, but not like this.


NOT LIKE THIS!

Nic j said...

were all the jedi's in the stadium throwing off his pitching mechanics?

rbnlaw said...

Jobu strikes at the Rox!!!!

Orel said...

Methuselah in!

Orel said...

The Star Wars section must have played a Jedi groin trick.

rbnlaw said...

"They say he's 38 years old"
Contreras was in my kindergarten class. I swear it!

Nic j said...

i guess that the risk you run when you go "full steam" for the division rather than resting for the playoffs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

El Tito de Bronze pitching for Colorado. How the might have fallen.

PavilionBum said...

atta boy Raffy. Here we go!

rbnlaw said...

Ha, no perfecto.

Nic j said...

He's been cut! Rocky's been cut!

Mr. Customer said...

Broke the seal, it's on now!

Nic j said...

he meant that as a sac bunt.

Orel said...

"You see? He's just a man."

rbnlaw said...

Note to Kempkershaw:
Pierre has not struck out tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two AB's and Pierre still has done more than Manny did yesterday.

PavilionBum said...

Manny, for the love of God, get Raffy home!

rbnlaw said...

MLASF and I on the same page

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

As Alan Rickman would say, Do not...fail me, Manny.

rbnlaw said...

Based on last night, can we call Manny and Blake "Los Mariachis?"

Nic j said...

FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Orel said...

Ugh.

Nic j said...

two hard hit balls with no result.

Orel said...

It's getting harder and harder to believe the Dodgers can just flip a switch once the playoffs start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Plaschke, what have you done with Orel?

Orel said...

Apodaca?

Orel said...

Ouch, MLASF!

Mr. Customer said...

@Orel

The fuck with the flipping the switch for the playoffs. We just need to win one for dignity.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In all seriousness, that was Plascke's article today.

Nic j said...

clay is off rhythm

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw's off his groove.

Nic j said...

and look who is up

Orel said...

Nice scoop by KJ!

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