Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Game 13 Thread: April 20 @ Reds, 4p

Chad Billingsley (1-0, 5.73) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 6.97).

COMMENTS: We don't much like this Homer Bailey fellow. First, in July of last year, he ceded the game to the Dodgers yet plunked Manny Ramirez in the hand with a fastball, which many believe led to Manny's diminished output in the second half of the year. Bailey also ended up on the better end of a Bills-Bails head-to-head matchup in late August out at the Great American Ballpark. So is tonight the night (afternoon?) when we can beat ol' Bailey? (Add another year in purgatory for that one, I know.)

The good news: The second-place Dodgers have now won two series in a row and sent the division-leading Giants away with their tails between their legs. The bad news: the Dodgers haven't won a road series all year, while the Reds have a penchant for the dramatics (all five of the Reds' wins have come in their final at bat). In those rare occasions when they win, that is; the Reds are currently riding a five-game losing streak (tied with the Snakes and Red Sox for the longest active losing streak in MLB). At least the Reds have Hayley Watson, the Slash of Cincinnati, singing the national anthem today. Get fired up, Reds fans.

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Steve Sax said...

seriously, Rhodes broke in with the O's in 1991. My word.

Fred's Brim said...

Did he ever throw a strike?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ARGAHHFHHFHAFSD

Steve Sax said...

dammit casey! I know you've doubled and tripled already but we needed a HR there too

Nostradamus said...

@FB

If the bottle wasn't dark, I could document my progress as this game progresses.

Steve Sax said...

what's our fangraphs win %?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

1 hour to Lakers tip-off.

MR.F said...

Damnit!

Fred's Brim said...

Saxy, there were 3 4-decade guys this year:
Jamie Moyer
Ken Griffey
Omar Vizquel

Rhodes just missed

Fred's Brim said...

Mr C - use a strip of masking tape and a marker!

Fred's Brim said...

Bills should watch Link and how he keeps the ball down

Fred's Brim said...

perfect throw from Russ

NicJ said...

and how he throws strikes too.

Nostradamus said...

@FB

Actually, there is a bottle here, but that ain't it. I used a stock photo for that just as I left the office. I'm on mobile right and it doesn't like me fucking with my avi's.

God, it's good stuff, though, isn't it? By far my preferred Gin variety.

Steve Sax said...

COL up on the Nats 10-3

No score in STL-AZ or SD-SF

Fred's Brim said...

Link faces the minimum again

Steve Sax said...

Way to go Linkage

Josh S. said...

Hot Link.

NicJ said...

bad ump.

Fred's Brim said...

Mr C - definitely tasty stuff. When we went to the bar later, I ordered me and the Mrs Tanqueray on the rocks (I didnt think they had Hendricks). The Mrs got the next round and found out they had Hendricks. And you could really taste the difference. The Tanq had a much stronger bite

Fred's Brim said...

Link for 1 more? or MonoStereos?

Nostradamus said...

@FB

Tanq Ten is a permissible alternate, but just barely.

Fred's Brim said...

When is Glee doing a Weird Al episode?

Fred's Brim said...

Mr C what do you think of Bulldog?

Fred's Brim said...

Pete Rose that fat, cheating fuck

NicJ said...

Bring in MontaEllistarios

Nostradamus said...

Glee-ankovic? That would be spectacular.

Fred's Brim said...

good work, Russ

let's keep this hittin' feeling for next game, at the very least

NicJ said...

I hope pete rose didnt bet on the dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

I went to a Penn Station Subs in Indianapolis once. A girl came in there after us and she was wearing cutoffs. her ass was hanging waaaay out of those cutoffs. that's my favorite memory of going to Indianapolis

Fred's Brim said...

Oh just give up that ill-nana already!

Fred's Brim said...

there's 6 runs as Raffy delivers the single - now is time for the poke from Matty

Nostradamus said...

@FB

I can't recall if I've sampled Bulldog. I'll make a point to do it, if just for #55

Fred's Brim said...

a single would score two, too

NicJ said...

I NEVER LOST FAITH!!!!!!!!

koufax said...

matt kemp!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

MATTY TIES IT UP!!!!!!

karen said...

YAAAAAAY MATTY!!!

NicJ said...

i told you guys.

Fred's Brim said...

unbelievable!

Kyle Baker said...

Wait FB did you just say you saw a Snoop show?

BTW I approve of Tanq Ten. Solid every day gin.

Ps - Bison Mode!!!!

koufax said...

dude has legit power to all fields

NicJ said...

kemp needs to walk into the clubhouse and punch billingsley in the face now.

Wesley Vento said...

no fucking way

Fred's Brim said...

Fangraphs probably still has us at 15%

Steve Sax said...

HOLY SHIT IT'S A GAME!!!

9-9, on a Kemp HR!

NicJ said...

now get another run, the last thing we need is extras.

Kyle Baker said...

Beginning to like this Masset kid.

NicJ said...

man, we would be winning if the ump hadnt blown that call with dewitt at first.

koufax said...

nick massey of bobbleslam fame

Josh S. said...

Bills is off the hook, but they need to make a special second hook to hang him on.

Wesley Vento said...

45%

Fred's Brim said...

DB - Snoop was at a place that is a 10-minute walk from my house. It was pretty good, pretty much what you'd expect: an hour long with all of the hits and plenty of 420 talk.
Daz and Kurupt were there too

Steve Sax said...

What was the thinking on replacing (Stay On These) Rhodes with Masset, anyway? Rhodes was rolling along; seemed like a weird call from the toothpick-wielding one.

Josh S. said...

Matty's really making the homers look effortless. It's beautiful.

NicJ said...

now we have to win or im going to have to re-cope with the loss.

Steve Sax said...

Did Dusty hand the game ball to Arthur Rhodes, as well?

Kyle Baker said...

How much $ does Pete Rose have on the game do you think?

Fred's Brim said...

dont swing so hard, Manny

Steve Sax said...

No lead is safe at Great American Ballpark.

Wait, maybe I had that wrong.

Kyle Baker said...

FB - did Kurupt give a fuck?

Nostradamus said...

Holy crap! It's tied!?

I can't leave you guys alone for 20 minutes, can I?

Steve Sax said...

okay, i gotta bolt here. you guys hold down the fort on this rollercoaster of a game.

Steve Sax said...

GO DODGERS!

koufax said...

does anyone know how many errors we are averaging a game? seems like we are quite error-prone

rbnlaw said...

I spend an hour of my life battling DirecTV, and I miss this fun.

Well, fuck me.

Mr. C: Nice choice of gin.

Fred's Brim said...

DB - of course not
but Diggy Daz stepped up on that azz

Fred's Brim said...

do something, James!

Josh S. said...

I forgot we were playing the Reds and not the Nats. I wanted to make a "They pulled one of the racing presidents to pitch?" joke about Lincoln.

koufax said...

fuck you jay bruce

NicJ said...

damn you bruce.

Fred's Brim said...

damn what a catch

Steve Sax said...

dammit Loney, where the hell are you this game?

rbnlaw said...

Looked like it went pretty far.
WTP.

Steve Sax said...

Nats mounting a comeback, now down only by 6 runs

NicJ said...

Andruw with another bomb. yay.

Fred's Brim said...

koufax, we have errors and then we have all of the other dumb shit we do. The bad caught stealings, walking opposing pitchers, HBPs, wild pitches, dropped fly balls (should be worth 2 errors) all of that infuriating shit we seem to do way too much of.
I wish somebody would add all of this up, kind of like reverse hustle stats

Fred's Brim said...

Scott Rolen, how do you have 3 hits?

koufax said...

definitely fb

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I go out to pick up dinner and this is what happens?

NicJ said...

great, now gomes is up.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Tronny, please don't give it right back to them

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice running catch by Kemp.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Tron-Tron

koufax said...

i just expect the bullpen to blow it this year, its terrible

NicJ said...

ugh, dont walk mendoza hitters.

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Nostradamus said...

@rbn

Spoken like a true Scot. I'm glad you approve.

NicJ said...

Great, now a career mendoza hitter gets a crack at it.

koufax said...

anyone going to any of the games in new york next week?

koufax said...

that was awful

NicJ said...

fuck this team.

Josh S. said...

Well...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

god you guys kill me!
i want to throw my computer through the wall

Kyle Baker said...

Oh my fucking Litle League god. These are grown-ass men who have played the game for how long?

So embarrassing.

Fred's Brim said...

how do you fuck all of this up like that?

koufax said...

we look a lot like the washington nationals right now, at very least we should have sound fundamentals, joe torre should be embarassed

Kyle Baker said...

I had to walk the dog. Any reason Missing Link was pulled?

Fred's Brim said...

koufax - i'll be there, although right now I really don't feel like going

Fred's Brim said...

unfuckingreal

Fred's Brim said...

what a goddamn waste

Kyle Baker said...

I like the reverse hustle stat suggestion.

How is it that Manny is our best defensive player?

NicJ said...

for the hitter belli who hit a double.

Fred's Brim said...

DB - Belli pinch hit for him, plus he pitched 2 innings

Kyle Baker said...

@Koufax

I wish we looked like the Nats right now - they are actually playing better than we are!

koufax said...

fb - nice im going to all 3, i can get a hold of some tix as well

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kyle Baker said...

Is it so wrong for me to open a beer and pour a g/t now? Is it?

Nostradamus said...

crapcake, I hate it when a game goes to shit twice.

Paul said...

What did I miss?

Oh you gotta be fucking kidding me dodgers tied it up!

Oh you gotta be fucking kidding they all that work for that masterpiece!!!

Back to my first analysis. This is team is sad

Fred's Brim said...

koufax - me too. Me and the Mrs are going to game 1, me, the Mrs and a buddy who's a Mets fan for game 2 and just me for game 3. I got a good single ticket for the day game. Looks like we'll be getting Kuroda, Padilla and Haeger. Which is good I guess because I don't know if I could take a Billingsley start right now

Paul said...

This can't end good.

Josh S. said...

DeWitt better make up for that.

Steve Sax said...

This game is cruel.

Kyle Baker said...

I hate this game. Hate fuck hate fuck hate.

Lakers better not fail me.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Steve Sax said...

Aces wild

Josh S. said...

How many Kemp HRs have gone to waste now?

Kyle Baker said...

@Josh

Betty White going down on that hot dog is just...distractingly creepy.

koufax said...

fb - i may not want to go, but i will be there for all three, at least the weather will be nice and citi field is not shea

Fred's Brim said...

This goddam game reminds me of this goddam game from 1991

Kyle Baker said...

That was a strike???

NicJ said...

thanks for that dewitt.

Tron wasnt getting those corners.

karen said...

On to the Lakers

NicJ said...

thats a fitting way to end it.

Nostradamus said...

Well, shit. Back under 500

Fred's Brim said...

WAAA-AACK!

Kyle Baker said...

Kal Daniels...hadn't totally forgotten about him.

NicJ said...

its really not surprising to lose a game where you make three errors.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So...Laker game starts soon, right?

NicJ said...

someone throw up a quick PGT for the laker game

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I concur with Nick.

Fred's Brim said...

koufax - really looking forward to skipping the afternoon on Wednesday and watching baseball instead. I hope we're playing better by then

let's grab a beer out at the beer hut at some point

Fred's Brim said...

1991 - Juan Samuel carried our sorry asses through the first half of that season

Kyle Baker said...

What is this strange baseball sport you all speak of?

NicJ said...

on the bright side Billingsley didnt walk anyone tonight.

koufax said...

fb - im into it, how should we go about that?

Fred's Brim said...

DB - here's something for you, the fan of hip hop and the Dodgers:

Kyle Baker said...

Niiiiiiiiice, FB!

Kyle Baker said...

@FB

The quickest way to get Mrs Dusty to leave the room is to thrown on some Fu Schnickens.

Fred's Brim said...

does she say "FU, don't take it personal" as she leaves the room?

MR.F said...

You're kidding! We managed to tie it up only to give it right back? UGH.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up. Puke away, Dodger fans.

NicJ said...

already giving up and1 layups.

Fred's Brim said...

koufax - email me at jbavi360 at gmail
will you be getting to the game early?

rbnlaw said...

Still hate the Reds. Come back Belli 1.

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