Saturday, March 06, 2010

Split-Squad Game Thread

Vicente Padilla pitches in the Dodgers' 8-3 victory over the White Sox yesterday.

From Dodgers.com:

The Dodgers face a split-squad White Sox team on Saturday at 12:05 p.m. PT at Camelback Ranch. Left-hander Eric Stults, who pitched one scoreless inning in a "B" game against the White Sox four days earlier, gets the call as he continues his battle for the fifth-starter role. James McDonald, Eric Gagne and Jeff Weaver are also scheduled to pitch.

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

55 comments:

Orel said...

P.S.: Tickets on sale now!

rbnlaw said...

I'll check in later. Is Gameday carrying ST games?

rbnlaw said...

Answer? YES!

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Kemp
Ethier
Ramirez DH
Loney
Blake
Belliard
Paul
Ausmus
Stults

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty sad. Couldn't get Opening Day tickets.

Josh S. said...

I'm not buying tickets until my work discount kicks in.

I'm really tempted to get the Perfect Game mini plan. The reserve section is downright reasonable.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs. Dusty-in-law was able to secure all 4 bobble nights during Tuesday's pre-sale. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Damn, it felt good to post the lineup.

And, damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BASEBALL

Josh S. said...

Dodgertown Philippines, June 9th.

I'M. SO. THERE.

Nic j said...

it sounds like steiner is using a USB mic.

Josh S. said...

Is Steiner on Skype?

Dusty Baker said...

JP popping up weakly - who knew?

Dusty Baker said...

A USB 1.0 mic, even.

Dusty Baker said...

I think it's a Mr. Microphone.

Nic j said...

Either that or its the Charley Steinbot 3000

Nic j said...

ok they fixed it, that would of been tough to listen too all game.

Dusty Baker said...

http://tinyurl.com/yba5nrm

Dusty Baker said...

Ah, but it would havebeen fun to make fun of all game.

Nic j said...

http://tinyurl.com/blws2m

Mr. Customer said...

http://tinyurl.com/ydvrfby

Mr. Customer said...

or maybe http://tinyurl.com/yl5na25

Josh S. said...

http://tinyurlssuckontheiphone

Mr. Customer said...

That's the price of progress for you.

Nic j said...

Is James Mcdonald really the pride of long beach?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers on the board!

Nic j said...

manny with the (b)lazing speed.

Dusty Baker said...

And I opened my first of what will likely be many beers in that run's honour.

Nic j said...

back to robot voice

rbnlaw said...

Jebus tapdancing crackers. The game is televised?

I just saw my first Dodger run of the year, and I'm happy. Now to costco and back in record time.

Or time to see Gag Knee.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and Gameday is in mid-season form. Still showing Manny at bat.

Goddamn, this feels good.

Josh S. said...

Rick Monday and KITT have a pretty good rapport.

Josh S. said...

The beard would have made that play.

Dusty Baker said...

Everything is falling into place, isn't it RB?

All we need is for Blogger to clog up and me to overreact.

Dusty Baker said...

"[41-year-old Ausmus] could practically be McDonald's father."

Dusty Baker said...

How do you tell the difference between a bunt from Pierre and a sharply-lined single?

Josh S. said...

Not to judge a guy by one inning, but I'd really like to see J-Mac get another year of seasoning in the minors.

Mr. Customer said...

The sharply-lined single will carry all the way into the power alley between the pitcher and first baseman.

Nic j said...

McDonald's, Im not Lovin' it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it's safe to say Eric Stults is now the front-runner for slot #5

Nic j said...

Manny would have caught that.

Nic j said...

manny's looking pretty good.

Josh S. said...

If this is rusty Manny, I'm cautiously excited.

P.S. It's probably not a good idea to Google "Rusty Manny".

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Russ Ortiz, better than Weaver AND McDonald? (rubs eyes)

WHAAAAH!?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So far, only Russ Ortiz and Stults have not sucked. Gagne, Weaver, J-Mac, all trapped in the winter doldrums.

PenosCabell said...

I hope Eric Gagne doesn't make the team. I don't want to see anymore of the crappy Gagne in Dodger blue.

It's sad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gagne would only make the team if he were, well, good. It's not like they're going to give him a spot for old time's sake.

PenosCabell said...

MLASF - You're right. I hope Ned and Joe don't want the Gagne's veteran presence.

rbnlaw said...

OK, I've been back from Costco for a while. Just enjoying baseball as I clean the kitchen.

I have this to add: Gag Knee; not impressive.
Shaggy; not impressive, but glimmers of hope.
Stults; should be #5.
Manny; Noice!
Spanish red wine I picked up from Fresh and Easy for 2 bucks; worth every penny.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and this:
FREE BLAKE DEWITT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rbnlaw said...

OK, now all we need is Vin back in the booth, and we're all set.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Too bad Vin will only be doing KCAL games, and there's only 3 of those (one at Dodger Stadium).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Miller the Tattooed Lady looked good. So we've got -

Good:
Stults
Ru. Ortiz
Miller

Bad:
Gagne
Weaver
McDonald

Dusty Baker said...

Who were those "Boilers" guys (non-gender specific reference, for the record)?

Steve Sax said...

Rbnlaw: if you were at the Los Feliz Costco about 1-2pm today, I was there too. Wearing a Dodgers t-shirt, no less.

Sorry I missed you!