Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Game 14 Thread: April 21 @ Reds, 4p

Hiroki Kuroda (1-0, 1.20) vs. Aaron Harang (0-2, 7.88).

COMMENTS: Yesterday's game was so emotionally draining, I can't tell WTF is going on in Cincinnati. We take a three-run lead. We go down 9-3. We awaken from somnambulating and tie it at 9. Then in the same frickin' frame, we take our eyes off the ball again and lose 11-9. WTF, 3.0 IP / 7 R Chad Billingsley? WTF, 0-for-4 / 5 LOB James Loney? WTF, Dodgers?

I'm counting on Kuroda to even this series up. I'm confident the bats will be there today. I hope the arms can hold up, as well.

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Mr. Customer said...

This thread has that new Bellisario smell

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, I always forget. Only one "L". Bad dyslexic self!

NicJ said...

Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez LF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
DeWitt 2B
Martin C
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

Alright, let's get it done Hiroki!

NicJ said...

ugh, only get to watch a little bit of the game tonight.
Gotta go behind the red curtain and watch the Angel game. Maybe ill get lucky and it will get rained out.

Paul said...

You've got a fire in your belly
And swollen eyes staring back at me
Still got my car parked in the alley
In the garage
You look much older when you're mad
Your heart starts beating like a discotheque
Got no regrets, except I wish you were here with me
And on my own, I try so hard just to be content
Got no regrets, except I wish you were here with me

Paul said...

I heard that on my old jukebox and I think Torre might have dedicated it to R. Belly.

Josh S. said...

Welcome back, Belly. I hope we don't have to see you tonight.

DodgerBlue said...

Im Happy belly is back. But im sad John left. I liked the way the guy pitched. Why didnt the other ortiz get sent down?

Also loney will lose his job or will get traded by the deadline.

Mr. Customer said...

@dodgerblue

Loney trade talk now seems like worrying over a hang nail while you're being mauled by a baboon.

NicJ said...

been watching MLB network and it took them 2 hours to say anything about the dodgers. All they said was basically that matt kemp is good.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: Excellent point, seeing as we got beat by a bunch of Red asses yesterday.

Josh S. said...

@Nic: To be fair, that's all we can manage to say lately too.

NicJ said...

And i was red-faced.

NicJ said...

At least i got to see multiple look ins on the red sox batting practice.

Paul said...

I hope the Dodgers quit the monkey business today.

MR. F said...

I hope we can beat these communists.

NicJ said...

Everyone knows Harang is a chim-pansy. So lets beat him.

Dusty Baker said...

WTF in Cincy...love that.

Josh S. said...

I thought he was a Harangutan.

Dusty Baker said...

Catching up on the flow of today's GT so far:

Loney>baboon danger>Red asses

Nice.

NicJ said...

SOSG is going apeshit with the pregame puns.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like I got molested by a full-grown mountain gorilla after last night's debacle.

Josh S. said...

Was it the gorilla your dreams, Dusty?

NicJ said...

Im just hoping chad gets his shit together and goes (silver)back to pitching the way we know he can.

Josh S. said...

Dammit. I'm wasting all this clever here instead of channeling it into my puzzle. EK's gonna be sifaka-ing mad if I don't make my deadline.

Mr. Customer said...

Sifaka-ing? I'm not gibbon you that one, Josh.

NicJ said...

Lemur tell you something, Go Dodgers.

Mr. Customer said...

To think all this might have been different. I just chose the baboon because it didn't seem like he'd stop wailing on you after you were dead. Also, baboons are funnier than sharks or lions.

NicJ said...

Plus, primate puns are easier.

Im not Lion.

Paul said...

Mr. C

your just a chimp off the old block.

NicJ said...

Finally its 4pm and i can Marmoset down and watch the dodger game.

alright im done.

Spanky said...

Jennifer was hot but I always felt like Bailey would be crazier in the sack.

Dusty Baker said...

No one has been able to use bonobo in a pun, and I'm frankly disappointed.

The word just came down from on high that I'm to avoid the scoreline so the household can all watch DVR'd broadcast later on this evening. So I'll check you apes in the PGT later on.

Pete Rose will be taking side bets on whether I can keep from peeking.

Neeebs said...

I'm wondering what to do with my hangnail.

Any suggestions?

NicJ said...

soak in warm water and clip it off.

Also, i like to use superglue as a protective layer over it to prevent it from tearing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's hope today's game is a howler.

I mean laugher.

Neeebs said...

But what if my hangnail looks like James Loney. Then what do I do?

NicJ said...

Keep wishing that it develops like everyone says it will.

David said...

Bottom of the first over in petco...Padres up 1-0 on the Giants on a A Gonzalez home run.

Neeebs said...

Offense hasn't been a problem. No surprise here.

NicJ said...

1-0 lead, i never know if thats good or bad anymore.

Josh S. said...

C'mon guys, we can't even celebrate scoring anymore?

WOOOOOO!!!!
ONE TA NUFFIN'!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least we tagged Harang for 20 pitches.

Oh, and we also scored a run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One pitch, one out.

I expect that to be the norm.

Fred's Brim said...

this picture of Harang on Yahoo is awesome. I think he's wearing a bikini bottom on his chin

NicJ said...

4 pitch walk from kuroda? WTF!?!

NicJ said...

well, this blows.

David said...

fun fact: Dodgers are second in all of baseball for runs scored, and fourth in all of baseball for runs against.

Josh S. said...

Ohhhhhhh...THAT'S why you guys didn't get excited about a 1-0 lead.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What the hell?

David said...

Kuroda's getting gutsy, waiting until the first inning for his meltdown.

Fred's Brim said...

dammitalltohell

Steve Sax said...

already down 2-1 before I can even fire up gameday (or we could get our second out of the game). Unbelievable.

Votto is teeing off on us.

Neeebs said...

I thought this was a pessimists' blog.

NicJ said...

all need is 15 runs.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Don't the Dodgers usually dominate the Reds?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We really do suck.

Josh S. said...

OK, distraction time:

Have you guys seen the My Town shirt for Empire Strikes Back night?

I gots ta get that.

JESUS, HIROKI!

David said...

oh mothereffer

Orel said...

Rolen HR. 3-1 Reds

Casey said...

God damn it, how many home runs is enough?!

NicJ said...

Really!?!

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Todd Wellemeyer is doing his part for us today. Come on Blue Crew.

Steve Sax said...

Kuroda, doing his best Billingsley impression

Dodgers down 3-1 and we don't have our third out of the game

Fred's Brim said...

i dont understand any of this

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's the point of scoring first if the opposition scores three times that number?

Neeebs said...

OK, I'm off to my Kings blog.

Betsy said...

It's only fitting that it would start to rain as i leave the office and head home as the second homerun is hit.

David said...

And a K to end the crappy inning.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

FUCK THIS SHIT! I'm going to watch Cricket instead. At least I'll be so confused I won't know when to get pissed off.

Steve Sax said...

btw all those chimp jokes I missed were awesome. well done, guys

Fred's Brim said...

are we playing in Colorado, 1999?

Steve Sax said...

first-place Ecksteins continue to roll, up 2-0 on the giants

rbnlaw said...

Just checking in from the Simeon center.

It's official: We suck!
Now back to this one.

David said...

I'd rather it be the padres than the giants.

Casey said...

The worst part is that they're fairly likely to tie it up or take the lead only to blow it again later.

rbnlaw said...

Is it time to start the Rick Honeycutt fire watch? Can't be long before Colletti needs a scapegoat.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

You see, the thing is, Aaron Harang really sucks right now. The Dodgers should score a crapload of runs today. I'd like to think that Kuroda can keep them from scoring a crap load + 2 runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm starting to think Honey might take the fall.

Orel said...

Nice catch on the T-shirt, Josh.

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt actually gets on base, wow

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

walk walk walk walk walk

MR. F said...

Would it be unfair for Honeycutt to take the fall? I suppose it's not his fault we've been trotting out R. Ortizes left and right to start the season.

Orel said...

Hit & run works! Martin on 1st, DeWitt on 3rd.

Steve Sax said...

well done russell

David said...

If loney and dewitt can get a hit or two more, we'll have 8 hitters batting .300 in our lineup.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not saying Honey should take the fall. I'm just saying that he's the likely target. I think he's a fantastic pitching coach who's been asked to do too much this season.

Orel said...

DeWitt coulda taken home on that PB.

David said...

gotta love those passed balls.

Steve Sax said...

3-run HR here, Hiro

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't tell if the ump is calling a strike.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Harang's past 40 already.

Mr. Customer said...

In business. Hopefully Hiro will have only a Wolfish early stumble and then be nails, rather than a Billsish early stumble and then getting nailed.

David said...

Kuroda doing another Kershaw-esque at-bat.

Buck Nekkid said...

1. Avitar change to bring in the pitching mojo.
2. Name change to bring in the pitching mojo.
3. I'm not saying blame Honey as pitchers throwing flat and signing a bunch of washed out arms for the pen are beyond his control.

Well, the throwing flat thing he could probably help, but it's looking more and more like Bills is screwed in the helmet.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

raffy time

Josh S. said...

Third base is turning into the Dodger equivalent of a roach motel.

Josh S. said...

Woo. Reverse juju!

Orel said...

Waffy! 3-3 tie!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously, this ump needs to speak up. I really can't tell if it's a strike.

RAFFY!!

David said...

Yawn...typical Coors Field game.

David said...

RBI #19 right here, Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

FUR



CAL


ROCKS

3-3 dudes

MR. F said...

Nice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We just tied the game and Fangraphs still has Cincy favored.

Steve Sax said...

@David 4:41p: If Loney could get one more hit, yesterday never would have happened.

And if Woody had gone to the police,...

Fred's Brim said...

I don't know if I like it that we're the Rangers now

Buck Nekkid said...

Name change mojo works on run scoring? Wait, we were already good at that.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C, I have to think that the visiting team / team with worse record always has a sub-50% chance in a tie, right?

David said...

oh well. At least we tied it up.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Kemp is awful. Trade him.

Just kidding, of course.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

MrLASF, probably b/c of our craptastical bullpen and they've got the last AB.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I still dislike it.

David said...

The reason fangraphs favored the Reds in a tie was because they had more opportunities to score. The Dodgers only had 7 1/3 innings left in the 9-inning game, the Reds had a full 8.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Plus side: Harang is +50.

Steve Sax said...

one pitch one out

this is how you do it

David said...

*opportunities left to score during the remainder of the game.

Steve Sax said...

five pitches second out

this is how you do it

Josh S. said...

It's Bizarro Yesterday!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KKKuroda

Steve Sax said...

three pitches third out swinging

this is how we do it

Orel said...

9-pitch inning for Kuroda, 2 K's.

Steve Sax said...

shout out to Montell Jordan

this is how we do it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOW it's 50%

Steve Sax said...

more montell infects sosg

this is how we do it

David said...

Kuroda>Harang

Steve Sax said...

the joke goes on much too long at SoSG

this is how we do it

NicJ said...

almost everyone > Harang

Orel said...

ETHIEHR

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE!!!

NicJ said...

Dre beat that one like a dead horse.

David said...

Hell yeah!

Orel said...

Aaron Burr > Aaron Harang

this is how we duel it

MR. F said...

DRE DAY!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well obviously. Burr actually has good aim.

NicJ said...

Blake is how we Dewitt.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny single.

Casey said...

Manny batting .417?

NicJ said...

loney blows.

Mr. Customer said...

That Andre Ethier is alright by me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking hangnail.

David said...

0-for-7 in the series. Darnit, Loney.

Steve Sax said...

Loney one-pitch GIDP?

Come on, James. This is starting to piss me off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, Harang is nearing 70 pitches.

Buck Nekkid said...

Hey, just found out the game is being televised!

David said...

At least our games aren't the low-scoring snoozefests the Giants have to suffer through.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

"Fucking hangnail"

Shhhh! I saw that damn baboon around here someplace, keep it down.

Buck Nekkid said...

Last night's song:
This is how we blew it.

NicJ said...

Yeah that giants game last night was pretty funny. Give up only 1 hit and lose.

NicJ said...

Im not liking this umpires strikezone.

Buck Nekkid said...

Did Juan Valdez play MLB?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuroda's settling down.

NicJ said...

hope Hiro didnt pull an oblique on that play.

Buck Nekkid said...

Votto you know? He can get out!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A word to DeWitt: YOU DON'T SWING ON THE FIRST PITCH WHEN THE GUY'S PLUS-70

Buck Nekkid said...

Did someone tell the line up to not let Harrang waste pitches?

NicJ said...

Harang settling down too,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're going to make this inning easy on him.

NicJ said...

kuroda with the longest at bat of the inning.

Fred's Brim said...

how was that not strike?

Steve Sax said...

We held a lead through the bottom of an inning

this is how we (should) do it

Steve Sax said...

Loney is now 1-for-his-last-10

NicJ said...

Loney looking homely

Fred's Brim said...

this ump's strike zone is rotten

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is how we glue it.

Fred's Brim said...

the Reds announcers have some Irish lasses in the booth

NicJ said...

FB, i agree. Kuroda is going to keep getting hammered if he isnt getting corners.

Then the rest of us will be getting hammered.

Fred's Brim said...

lord
it was the announcer's daughter and her irish drinking buddy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is how we flew it.

NicJ said...

Dewitt, is how we blew it.

David said...

snap.

David said...

"In play, no out" is staring at me. I can feel it penetrating my soul.

Steve Sax said...

this DeWitt experiment is also getting old

Fred's Brim said...

sweet jesus we are not very good

O-dog is giggling somewhere

Buck Nekkid said...

I need someone to put up a link for "This is how we shrew it."

Hey, look, a pop-up.

NicJ said...

this guy is batting .194 and im terrified.

Buck Nekkid said...

"Harrang is one of the worst hitting pitchers of all time. . .and this one is gone!"

Just wait.

Fred's Brim said...

that was a gift.

now finish the fucking inning!

Casey said...

Following on Gamecast--how did that work out?

Steve Sax said...

Loney and DeWitt may change places this game as the 7th and 8th batting average in the lineup

Steve Sax said...

my gamecast is still on ramon hernandez. updates, anyone?

NicJ said...

still batting

Fred's Brim said...

that was a strike!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is how we booed it.

David said...

If Harang doesn't get out I'll be pissed.

NicJ said...

walk bases loaded.

Harang with the grand slam here.

Steve Sax said...

bases juiced, oh shit

MR. F said...

Rancho ardiendo... eesh.

Fred's Brim said...

god i hate this

NicJ said...

one more strike

Fred's Brim said...

letting them clear the pitcher should be part of the non-hustle stats

Steve Sax said...

come on, hiro

NicJ said...

hahahahahaha

that was a trap.

Steve Sax said...

YES!

David said...

inning over, thank god.

Buck Nekkid said...

Ethier saves Kiroda's sushi!

Steve Sax said...

Man, I can't take this.

In play, out(s)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Holee shit.

NicJ said...

ehhh maybe it was a catch

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