Friday, March 12, 2010

STGT: 12:05p vs. Reds

Here it is, your bare-bones spring training game thread. I think Aroldis is pitching.

UPDATE 11:28a (Sax): Dodgers go with Clayton Kershaw, followed by Monasterios, Broxton, Sherrill, and Ayala. Reds start Bronson Arroyo and also have Chapman somewhere in the mix.

45 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Tweet from Tommy Lasorda:

"Today we take on the Reds at 1:05. When I managed I hated the Reds, I hated the color red, and made my players hate the Reds."

Bless our godfather.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal 6
Ausmus 2
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Blake 5
Mientkiewicz 3
Ellis DH
Repko 7
DeJesus 4
Kershaw LHP

Josh S. said...

Ellis DH? Donnie Baseball is wacky.

Is there are reason that I missed for why GA hasn't played yet?

Greg said...

"Don't f*ck with de Jesus."
(John Tuturro from "The Big Lebowski".)

Josh S. said...

@Josh S.

I think we meant "Is there A reason...".

I knew that looked weird.

Steve Sax said...

Let's see a 3-for-3 day (with 1BB) for Furcal!

Dusty Baker said...

In other news, bus service from Union Station to Chavez Ravine has been reinstated for this season, and Carne Asada Sundays are back as well.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: Who is "we", exactly?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

The "S." in "Josh S." is for "Sybil."

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Me, myself, and I.

I really need to stop talking to myself.

I agree.

Dusty Baker said...

MLB The Show ads on MLB Network already getting under my skin.

Steve Sax said...

Reminds me of "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I."

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh - De La Soul reference on purpose, or just serendipitous?

Dusty Baker said...

Reminds me of an old soccer chant. Andy Goram was the Rangers keeper some years back and had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Celtic fans made a play on the old "There's only one [favorite player]" chant, singing to Goram: "Two Andy Gorams, there's only two Andy Gorams."

Josh S. said...

Dusty, I'll never get tired of Playstation Guy mocking the skills of The Show's cover boys (Pedroia last year, Mauer this year.) Now, if Kemp or Ethier is the 2011 cover boy, I might take issue with it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

If you're at work, ignore this. If you're trying to tune in to the game from home, note that the channels are f'd up and the game is on 738 not 767 as noted in the channel lineup. Just yelled at Charter for awhile about this.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice throw from Repko for the out at the plate!

Josh S. said...

Dusty, I'm yelling at Charter for a laundry list of other reasons.

-They are still fighting the city of Glendale, so no lineup change yet. (Meaning no PT HD.)
-For over a week, my HD channels have been randomly conking out for no reason.
-I just had my second Moxi box die (complete with smoke!) last month.
-When the guy came to replace it, HE DIDN'T HAVE ONE. He spent an hour calling around to find another tech that had one.
-He ended up telling me that they don't buy any new boxes, they just keep refurbishing the old ones.

So yeah, F them. I'm leaning heavily toward U-Verse, even if they don't have MLBNet.

(Oh my God, why don't you start a Charter cable blog and talk about Charter cable news on that blog?!)

Dusty Baker said...

I guess I sound like a spoiled little bitch, then.

Let's start www.chartercansuckmybigwhiteass.biz

Dusty Baker said...

I was able to get through _War and Peace_ in the time that Ayala pitch hung there for Gomes to yank out.

Josh S. said...

Both the At Bat and MLB.com box scores are honked up. Gomes hit a 2-run HR, but the score is 0-0.

Dusty Baker said...

They started the game at -2 due to some unpaid parking fines.

Josh S. said...

LOL! "Me, Myself, and I" is playing at Camelback right now.

Dusty Baker said...

That's rich, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

3-6-3 DP. Eye Chart solid with the glove.

Josh S. said...

I know Steiner misspoke, but he just said Jamey Carroll is in Japan.

I now have this image in my head of him getting on the wrong plane and having a Home Alone 2 style adventure in Tokyo.

Josh S. said...

OK, let's see if Chapman is perfect or if he has any defects.

Dusty Baker said...

He's hanging out with a strange pigeon lady in Tokyo.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

all of chapman's stuff looks up. he's pretty wild today.

Josh S. said...

Monasteri0.00s!

Steve Sax said...

The Dodgers have six hits and no runs through seven. And Furcal ended up 1-for-3, not the 3-for-3 for which I'd hoped.

Ethier, Kemp, Blake and Repko, a combined 0-for-10.

At least Clayton had a solid three innings with 3 Ks, 2 H, and 0 R.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp looked like shite. He swung at every god damned ball that was thrown vaguely forward from the pitcher.

Steve Sax said...

Here comes our big eighth-inning rally

Dusty Baker said...

"Dude, we went fishing in Cabo."

*shoots self*

Dusty Baker said...

You mean ninth, right Sax?

Josh S. said...

Weird At Bat thing I discovered today. If you hit pause while it's playing in Safari, it actually does pause the game.

That could either come in handy or be really annoying.

Steve Sax said...

Monasterios, three innings of no-run, one-hit ball! 0.00 still!

Now about those moribund Dodger bats...

Josh S. said...

Maybe they should let pitchers hit in Spring Training. We could get our team batting average up.

Oh wait, we don't have Randy Wolf anymore.

Steve Sax said...

I don't have mlb.tv and since there isn't gameday--can someone tell me what's going on?

Steve Sax said...

Oh, I'm gleaning it's over, since Charley and Rick are just shooting the bull.

Dodgers lose, 3-2.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm really needing a win at this point, or at least some ferocious offense. Forget that it's ST - I'm HUNGRY!

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, we get another shot this evening. Pop back on at around 10p (8p for the GT launch).

Josh S. said...

@Sax

How does Charley and Rick shooting the bull indicate that the game is over?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Late night game thread? Sweet! It's like a slumber party. I'll bring the popcorn and Patrick Swayze movies.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll be back after dinner!

Can't wait to see Neeebs in his Yoda jammies.