Friday, October 16, 2009

NLCS Game 2 Thread vs. Fleas, 1p

Pedro Martinez (0-0, -.--) vs. Vicente Padilla (0-0, -.--).

Q: What do the McCourts and the Dodgers have in common?
A: They both want a split at home! HA HA HA

If you thought yesterday was weird, it gets weirder. Pedro vs. Padilla in the postseason, and we're not talking Mets vs. Rangers. The Dodgers are looking to recover from the pesky Phils' offensive onslaught, which has battered them for three straight NLCS games (dating back to last year).

In an attempt to reverse the powerful negative mojo vortex started by Matt Stairs and continued by Carlos Ruiz, we are sending an unprecedented four Sons (AC, Delino, Orel, and Sax) to today's game. I have it on good authority that Rob from 6-4-2 will also be in attendance, so the Dodgers' at-game Blog-Fu should be strong today.

GO BLUE!!!

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LLCoolL said...

It's bizarre that two pitchers that were on the free agency scrap heap two months ago are now starting Game 2 of the NLCS. Has that ever happened? I guess it's the battle of the GMs today.

LLCoolL said...

Those are awesome pants Flea is wearing BTW.

Delino DeShields said...

Padilla just needed to get out of Texas and come to Los Angeles to get his head straight. On the meshugas scale, that's like jumping out of the flame and into the fire.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal, SS
Kemp, CF
Ethier, RF
Manny, LF
Loney, 1B
Blake, 3B
Belliard, 2B
Martin, C
Padilla, P

Mr. Customer said...

'Bout to hit the road. A quick drop by the office, then gametime! Trying to leave plenty of time.

6th chair said...

To everybody that's going to the game, give them hell.

rbnlaw said...

Thank gawd you didn't post a picture of Flea wearing nothing but a sock.

I liked him better when he was in the Germs.

If we don't win today, all of my future posts will be in the MLASF hysterical language: JLHDUOHWBSY AGHDUBSL. I believe that is how it is pronounced.

Xeifrank said...

is Flea throwing out the first pitch tonight?
vr, Xei

Josh S. said...

Ahhh, back to the NLDS lineup of awesomeness.

Though, 14 hits from last night's lineup isn't shabby either.

Isn't Flea a Dodger fan?

Mr. Customer said...

Flea's a big Laker guy, don't know about rthe Dodgers

Josh S. said...

Ah, this is where I read about Flea being a Dodger fan.

fanerman said...

I LOLed at the joke.

My brother is also going to the game.

rbnlaw said...

Josh,
Agree about the line-up, and agree that 14 hits ought to produce a win.

Hell, 4 runs against Hamels should get a win. I can't bring myself to be mad at the FBR for giving up a 3-run dinger.

rbnlaw said...

No truth to the rumor that Falcon Heene will be throwing up the first pitch.

You read that right.

Dr. Geek said...

I KNOW we will win this game.

I saw it in my FlashForward.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I'm not mad at Breezy either (maybe because I missed it when it happened). He was due for a bad outing. But the homer he gave up should have put the Phils up 6-4 instead of 8-4. Howard's double was the avoidable damage.

LLCoolL said...

Exactly. I can't believe Torre left Kershaw in to pitch to Howard. Especially considering all the options he had available in the bullpen.

rbnlaw said...

Sounds like we're on the same page gents.

Hindsight is 20/20, and it's a bitch.

Neeebs said...

Enough lamenting already.

It's a new day.

Would it be any different if we lost 3-1? No.

Let's bring a big time Dodger victory home TODay.

Josh S. said...

I'm fairly certain (but I could be wrong) that Joe has zero faith in Elbert. He only took him on the roster to fill Weaver's spot. (Though I think Weaver would have done way more damage in that 5th inning.)

Josh S. said...

OK, sorry Neeebs. Lament switch: off.

Time to treat Pedro Martinez like Jamie Moyer!

LLCoolL said...

There's just not enough time between games. I'm still in mourning.

LLCoolL said...

Have you downloaded your Free Official St. Louis Cardinals toolbar yet? I think it may be good luck.

Dr. Geek said...

Mama said weep it out?

Dusty Baker said...

Mama said knock you out. LA gonna knock you out.

Neeebs said...

DB switching up the avatar.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs-

Was feeling some bad juju, so went with the DSB schlub. We'll see how that goes.

rbnlaw said...

Jobu sez, "May be time to switch it up indeed."

That Jobu is wise beyond his height.

Mr. Customer said...

At the stadium. Hot as hell.

Orel said...

One Son in the house. Mr. C is right about the heat. Fortunately, we're currently in the shade.

Orel said...

currently on the P.A.: "Pressure Drop"

Todd said...

Here's hoping Padilla Time is the new Lima Time.

Nic j said...

Si se puede.

Woo!!!

Josh S. said...

"Q: What do the McCourts and the Dodgers have in common?
A: They both want a split at home! HA HA HA"

So you're saying it's Frosty between Jamie and Frank?

karina said...

@LLCoolL everything Flea plays or wears is awesome.

karina said...

I'm not worried anymore, the Sons and Mr C are in da house!

Nic j said...

Haha well played Josh.

I hated Jamie white.

Josh S. said...

It's on! It's on!

Dusty Baker said...

This is fuckin' ON!

Josh S. said...

I gotta stop getting so nervous about these games. My stomach can't take it.

Josh S. said...

4 pitches, 2 outs. Nice.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

SF is in the house...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

RAFI!

Josh S. said...

They're making contact. Get out your tight-rope walkin' shoes!

Josh S. said...

OK, we're making contact too...just not good contact.

Josh S. said...

At this pace, the game will be done by 3.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

K1

Josh S. said...

Randy Marsh down the right field line. I wonder how big he considers the chalk line to be.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

K2!...

Dusty Baker said...

I wonder what happens when Randy Marsh looks at a postage stamp? Does he picture it the size of a tiny postage stamp? Whooooa, duuuude.

rbnlaw said...

Gameday says Pedro has 8 balls.

Just sayin'

sanfrandodgerfan said...

This is getting monotonous...

Paul said...

Hey all,


I hate this gametime, I will have to be following it on the iphone after lunch.

Dodgers are the best around and nothing is going to keep them down today.

Not a great start by the offense.

fanerman said...

Ugh. Ruiz. Ugh.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone just hit Ruiz and take him out of this series already?

Josh S. said...

Loney tried to play a mind game?

Steve Sax said...

It is hot in here. Nelly would be stoked.

fanerman said...

Ugh, Ruiz, ugh.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Rafi...butter-glove...

Nic j said...

Someone take ruiz out with a sniper rifle.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Nic...sounds like a GREAT idea for a movie...think we could use the Coliseum to film it?...

Neeebs said...

The power of 4 SOSG says the Dodgers will explode for runs in the forth inning

sanfrandodgerfan said...

inscrutable Logic neebs...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

a hit?...OMG!...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

got his job done...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Damn peeps...I'm at work, door closed TV on...but this blog has a very resonant echo...

Dusty Baker said...

Echo

sanfrandodgerfan said...

you're fired as oracle neebs...

Dusty Baker said...

FAST game. I could have damned near gone to the game, seen the whole thing, and come back to work, all in my lunch hour.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs predicted fourth inning, no?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

My deepest apologies, neebs...I am at work...uh...the sun was in my eyes...it was my assistant's fault...

Delino DeShields said...

Delino here writing from the logeM
. Stop. Got a feww bag for govong chrysler sax's personal info STOP padilla looking legit but so does pedro STOP larry king never knew sandy koufax STOP wish I bought scalper tix STOP I'm sitting with the philly cheese who predicts a sven game phillies victory STOP discussing into the wild STOP I got one of the last spots on scott rd STOP I go now... Liking the dodgers odds in this one. Sweaty in the shade - d-line

Josh S. said...

Gawd. Dammit.

fanerman said...

Damnit.

karina said...

I keep stating i'm totally annoyed by the entire Phillies roster.

Paul said...

I feel sick.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Why are we pitching to this guy?...

Josh S. said...

On one hand, a bunch of these guys could be Dodgers right now if things had gone differently.

On the other hand, we'd have a team full of assholes.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

so it's one run...

still...

intentionally walking Howard is not a terrible idea...

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

But they'd be OUR assholes.

Dusty Baker said...

So we could contain Poo-holes but not Howard?

And why don't we have a derisive and/or derogatory nickname for Howard?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Howtard...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Hit...

karina said...

Long live to Bison's swift legs!

Josh S. said...

Please steal, Matt.

Josh S. said...

Rick Monday boring me with pitch release times again.

Josh S. said...

Why did you listen to me, Matt?

fanerman said...

Ugh, Ruiz, ugh.

karina said...

I jinxed Kemp. It's my fault.

Dusty Baker said...

Kobe sitting in front row, next to Frank McCourt.

Dusty Baker said...

Nervous time, folks. Time's a-wastin'.

*makes self throw up*

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Kobe's giving Frank 'couples counseling'...

Josh S. said...

I'm sure the media is getting to ride Pedro's jock, even though he doesn't have a single strikeout yet.

karina said...

It's just one run, folks.

By the way, where's Neeebs when i need him?. I feel like changing my avatar, it'd be Obi Wan fighting.

If it still is Obi Wan, does it count as a real change?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

karina...not if you change it in the forest...

Dusty Baker said...

I think you're safe to change the avatar, Karina. Same theme.

Dusty Baker said...

Get this sumbitch OUT.

Josh S. said...

OK, we've lulled them into a false sense of security, now POUNCE!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Yesterday Loney!

karina said...

#100!

karina said...

I think the Dodgers should be aware this is not 2004 Pedro Martinez.

Dusty Baker said...

Beard, man, you're not only letting us down, you're bringing me down.

rbnlaw said...

New Avi in effect. Eff U Jobu, Darth is here to get this shit rolling.

Paul said...

Ugh still feeling sick.

rbnlaw said...

PRAY FOR MOJO!!

rbnlaw said...

Hey, karina with the old school 100.
Nice.

SanMarcosMike said...

On vacation, sitting on a cruise ship in port in rainy Oregon. No TBS on board, so using my Sprint phone tethered to my laptop, streaming home HD feed through Slingbox at 900Kb - 1Mbit speed...

And wondering if I'm going to ruin my appetite for dinner tonight...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Paul...IF you are not at work...OR...if you are 'the boss'...single-malt cures this too...

I'm out guys...site inspection calls...back later...if there is anything to come back to...

Dusty Baker said...

RB - Don't be encouraging the #100s now - don't feed the beast! ;-)

Josh S. said...

Stop.
Wasting.
Padilla's.
Good.
Performance!

rbnlaw said...

DB,
She's a killer, not a beast.

RALLY TIME!!

fanerman said...

SWPGP!!!

Neeebs said...

We need to consult Nosty. I'm fired as the Oracle.

But Dodgers still win this game

Dusty Baker said...

Nostradamus and/or Erin need to weigh in.

Lie to me if you have to, Erin, tell me everything will be alright!

fanerman said...

Take one for the team!!

Dusty Baker said...

2 successful sac bunts for VPad. Other Dodger pitchers, pls take note!

Josh S. said...

Time for a slap double!

Josh S. said...

STOP POPPING UP! JESUS!

rbnlaw said...

Arghalksdbnowj ljasd
jlnasdj[nm./afk.

rbnlaw said...

Base fucking hit. That's all I ask.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me in the armpit.

Josh S. said...

What the hell? Did they all take Kershaw out to "cheer him up" last night.

WAKE UP!!!!

rbnlaw said...

I second that emotion, DB.

This is the Pedro Martinez that NOBODY wanted.

Wake the hell up, Dodgers!

I'm losing patience. Is that coming through in my comments?

Dusty Baker said...

RB-

You are doing a good job of masking your emotion.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw i can tell yoo're running out of patience.

The hundred mention was intended to bring back some early season mojo.

Hate you Howard.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers 3-16 w/ RISP in NLCS. Who are we, the Cards?

Kemp is 4-20 w/ 9 Ks.

Dusty Baker said...

"Hate you Howard."

That's the spirit, Karina! I can picture you saying that with your game face.

Josh S. said...

Huzzah! DP!

karina said...

Faith, it ain't over!

Josh S. said...

Will you PLEASE get this man some runs?!

Dusty Baker said...

VPad hit 95 twice in that last sequence.

Erin said...

DB, it will be all right. The bloom is about to come off Pedro's rose.

Or something like that. What I mean is, we're gonna win.

Erin said...

I'm sorry, but my prediction was based on the idea that the Dodgers would finally realize what year it is. After those two at-bats, all bets are off.

Josh S. said...

Looks like Pedro may be done, according to Vin. But...is he the problem?

Dusty Baker said...

My spirits were lifted at 3:05, but then crushed at 3:10. Why do you torture me so, Erin?

Josh S. said...

Dobbs double play here.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

neebs10/16/2009 2:44 PM

I was wrong in my statement and judging of you...That I jinxed the power of neebian logic is apparent...please take the mantle of oracle back and wear is wisely...

Dusty Baker said...

Let's hope he runs like J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.

Erin said...

Padilla was so freakin' good. How can we do this to him?

Josh S. said...

The redemption of Vicente Padilla is one hell of a story.

Knock
Um
Out!

Dusty Baker said...

So we left Kershaw in but we're taking VPad out? Can we have a do-over and reverse that?

fanerman said...

Yay DP.

Josh S. said...

Wrong guy, right call. Go me!

Erin said...

I bet Padilla could have gotten that DP and then been in line for the win when we score next inning.

Neeebs said...

Do the Dodgers know how to come back and score runs late in the game?

Damn right they do!

karina said...

I like the way you think, Erin.

Erin said...

Come on. There is no way we can let Chan Ho Park do it to us two days in a row.

Josh S. said...

Manuel's pushing his luck trying to get two straight good performances out of Chan Ho.

karina said...

Beard Mode!

Josh S. said...

The Beard lives!

Erin said...

Finally Casey hits a ball hard and not right at somebody. Barely.

Neeebs said...

Ballsy move by Torre, taking Blake out of the game.

fanerman said...

Blake!

Erin said...

I'm not sure why Torre seems to be never prepared for the possibility of someone slow getting on base.

Erin said...

Yeah, questionable grammar in that last comment. Sorry.

karina said...

Everyone's safe!

fanerman said...

YES!!!

Neeebs said...

Mojo Time!!!!!!!!!

Get your Mojo Here.

Erin said...

Oh, man. Please don't do this to me again, Dodgers. Score a run. Just score a run.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Time to play like a championship team Dodgers...

Josh S. said...

Wooooooo!

(Not stealing your gimmick, Nic.)

Erin said...

For the love of god, no DP, Martin.

SanMarcosMike said...

don't stop believing!

SanMarcosMike said...

Wow, Martin looked like he was in the Matrix on pitch one. Good eye on pitch 2...

SanMarcosMike said...

and 3...

Dusty Baker said...

Was that a strike? Gameday showed it pretty much inside.

Erin said...

I don't really like the bunt here.

Dusty Baker said...

Bunt attempt? WTF?

SanMarcosMike said...

Inside by a good 6 inches...

Erin said...

It was not a strike, DB. Way inside. Should have been rancho ardiendo.

Josh S. said...

I don't like that we're trying to get 1 out here.

fanerman said...

PHEW. Well, that works, too.

SanMarcosMike said...

Cant they turn the lights on and get rid of the shadows for us?

Wait, we score!

Josh S. said...

Oh, thank GAWD.

Erin said...

Wow. Martin did the worst possible thing, and we got do lucky anyway. Another error for Utley? Insane.

karina said...

That's why no one can underestimate the power of Obi Wan Kenobi holding a lightsaber!

SanMarcosMike said...

Sorry Chan Ho, go put on that suit your mom bought you that we cut the sleeves off of...

Dusty Baker said...

Stop! Thome Time.

Josh S. said...

Scott Err!

Neeebs said...

Yes. Yes. Yes.

SanMarcosMike said...

Jim Thome - Professional Hitter

fanerman said...

THOME!!

Neeebs said...

@San Marcos Mike.

LMFAO

Josh S. said...

YEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!!

Bring in the Wolf!

Josh S. said...

Uh, I mean Castro.

Erin said...

Woot!

Dusty Baker said...

Life one to deep right, Raffy. That's all we need. None of that nervous slap bunt shit.

Josh S. said...

Heh. I was under the mistaken impression we scored there. I promise to pay attention from now on.

chexxum said...

anyone else notice Utley was making high throws to Howard on routine plays yesterday and today? Might be playing with a bad shoulder or something, but WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIE GAME!

Josh S. said...

I hear Star Wars music!

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Little cactus leaguer here Rafi...

Dusty Baker said...

Chexx-

Totally noticed that last night. Routine, end the inning throw to first and Utley nearly skied it.

Good eye.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

If the coaches love the mound so much, why don't they just marry it?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Or not...

Josh S. said...

Mr. Kemp? This is the front desk with your wake up call.

Dusty Baker said...

Alright, Bison. Patience of a Jedi master. No GIDP. Big bucks, no whammies...

Paul said...

Trying to post and follow the game sucks. But we have a rally!!!

Neeebs said...

Kemp is pressing. Showing his young nerves.

fanerman said...

Argh. Alright Andre. Clutch time.

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