Saturday, April 24, 2010

Game 17 Thread: April 24 @ Nats, 10a

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 3.18) vs. Craig Stammen (1-0, 8.16).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Well, I couldn't have been more wrong about yesterday's game. So I'm just going to play it safe today and hope Clayton Kershaw throws a solid game against Craig "Cy Young" Stammen.

Oh, and we're tied for last place in the division. First place? The Padres. Here, have some Banana Runts:

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rbnlaw said...

I meant 200.

Dusty Baker said...

Nic-

Can I reiterate that I really like your avatar?

rbnlaw said...

I'd like a pint of JC right about now.

Mr. Customer said...

Bale's a definitely a nice pick-up.

Something to stoke my (part)welsh pride. Never have so few done so much with craniums so freakishly large.

MR. F said...

GODS DAMNIT

Dusty Baker said...

Mother suckin shit.

NicJ said...

Predictable.

rbnlaw said...

No lead is safe.

Mr. Customer said...

shee-it.

Orel said...

Is Blake due up next inning?

NicJ said...

I think torre overthought his hand a bit with the bullpen.

Dusty Baker said...

*Purposeful diversion from Dodgers due to circumstances*

Mr. C- Do you follow Cardiff at all?

Orel said...

Nats running wild on Martin. Is his increased bulk slowing him down?

rbnlaw said...

@Mr. C: You have Aaron Ramsey to be proud of as well.

Dusty Baker said...

"I think torre overthought his hand a bit with the bullpen."

Can we just keep this phrase posted at the top, in the Sons banner?

Dusty Baker said...

Pods win again.

MR. F said...

Martin's been sucking at throwing runners out for awhile now (since last year or before).

rbnlaw said...

@DB
Speaking of Cardiff, Ramsey's old club.

Been there. Not bad. Swansea is a bit better.

NicJ said...

Well the first steal was on broxton. He is so damn slow to the plate. Martin needs to know when to give up on a SB though his throwing errors aren't helping.

Orel said...

Time to get Broxton the win.

rbnlaw said...

Using Brox for 4 outs will likely take 30 pitches. Sheesh.

NicJ said...

Well with billingsley pitching tomorrow who knows if we will need broxton.

Man. Ethier got screwed on that at bat

rbnlaw said...

Agree with Nic. The zone on gameday shows this ump as being slightly skewed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This just in: We suck.

Orel said...

GUESS WHO'S UP

NicJ said...

Blake up. One more HR in him, maybe?

Dusty Baker said...

Look at all those LA hats behind home plate. Represent!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Meh. I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll tkae it!

NicJ said...

Not a dinger but I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

Lowlight reel material.

Orel said...

Casey dunks one into the Bermuda Triangle!

rbnlaw said...

C'mon X man

NicJ said...

Aw shucks

Orel said...

wah wah wah waaah

rbnlaw said...

Eh, Giggs with a penalty. Gomes almost stopped him. There a lot of great Spanish GK's.

rbnlaw said...

Bad day to debut for X.

Dusty Baker said...

Can't say we don't miss Manny. X is 0-4.

Dusty Baker said...

I need Vinny to walk me through this.

Mr. Customer said...

@DB

Yeah, I've been pulling for Cardiff to get up from the Championship this season.

@RB re: Swansea

Do you mean the town or the club?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This can't end well.

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C: The city. I stayed on the coast in Wales when I went, but went through the two big cities first.

Met a bartender who claimed he knew Dylan Thomas.

rbnlaw said...

This just in: Adam Dunn's homer from last night damaged the third deck; stadium ordered closed, NOW!

rbnlaw said...

Brox on 22 pitches.

Mr. Customer said...

@rb

Every bartender in Wales knew Dylan Thomas personally, I believe.

Cardiff the town is a little sleepy for a city and a little to exciting for a village.

Pembroke coast is amazing, though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Buck and Karros are calling the Angels/Yankees game. The combination of hair products between these two broadcasters have kept the L'Oreal men's line in business for a long time.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C-

Good friend of mine is a big Cardiff supporter. I've been helping him root for the Bluebirds for years.

cc RB

Steve Sax said...

Have we lost yet?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No way in hell Broxton can pitch tomorrow.

NicJ said...

It's a sad day when you fear Willie Harris.

rbnlaw said...

Tanking this to the limit, one more time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Extra innings, here we come.

rbnlaw said...

Whew.

Mr. C: Stayed at a place called The Worm's Head Inn. My room had an amazing view of the coast. we walked about a mile up the beach to a surf shop. I offered to trade some of my shirts for one of theirs. They didn't have any.

Too bad, they could've had a Jack's Surfboards shirt and stories to tell.

Freakin' cold there as well.

rbnlaw said...

Ledley King with a brilliant header off a corner. 1-1.

rbnlaw said...

I hate Spurs a little less than Man U.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Yeah, they went through some tough times, but they're getting to be a downright respectable club. Chopra was a nice pick up for them.

rbnlaw said...

Jamey Carroll: Thanks for playing.

Dusty Baker said...

@MR C

Yeah Chopra has been solid.

rbnlaw said...

DB:
Who's your GK on your fantasy team.

Wait, Chech?

Dusty Baker said...

I wouldn't call that "playing" re Carroll.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Jussi from Bolton today. Switch it up often depending on weekly matchups. Stayed with Shay Given a lot of the season.

NicJ said...

Why did we even bother to go to the tenth inning? 123.

Dusty Baker said...

So we've got Flat Breezy to rely on now in extry innings?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who's our long relief guy? Ra Ortiz pitched yesterday. No Weaver. No Tron. No Kuo. No Belly. Sherrill can't last too long. Who's left?

rbnlaw said...

Tough day for Given today, eh? Luck of the Irish my arse.

Nani with a beautiful goal. 2-1 Man U. I take it this is the end result.

And how 'bout that Dodger game?

rbnlaw said...

Sansabelt Haeger is available for the 13th.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haeger pitched yesterday. I doubt the staff would want him out there again, even with his knuckleball.

rbnlaw said...

Boy, has Berbatov been a bust with Man U.

MR. F said...

WTF. Did Sherrill just pitch a 1-2-3 inning?

Orel said...

Solid inning by Sherrill.

karen said...

1-2-3.


Finally

rbnlaw said...

Ugh. Another penalty?
3-1 Man U. Looks like pressure's on the Blue, eh DB?

rbnlaw said...

Breezy deals in the 10th. Noice!

NicJ said...

Sherrill gets the first 123 inning. I'm thinking Joe just wanted the game over and that plan backfired too.

rbnlaw said...

MLASF,
I jest. Although with Torre lately, anything is possible.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking Willie Harris.

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, the pressure is on the Blues tomorrow v. Stoke. Squeaky bum time.

Dusty Baker said...

Great catch by W Harris. Have to give him props for that.

rbnlaw said...

Ha!

I'm out. Son's game in an hour.

MR. F said...

Good piece o' hittin'.

NicJ said...

Kemp can't steal bases anymore.

MR. F said...

AHH where's the replay?

Dusty Baker said...

What is Matt arguing about? He was out by 15 minutes.

karen said...

Surr. They throw out runners.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh wow...Kemp did look safe.

NicJ said...

Athletic play by loney.

Dusty Baker said...

Good hustle, JLo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You won't have Kemp to kick around anymore.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MONNY!!!

NicJ said...

Kemp looks mad/annoyed.

NicJ said...

C-money.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Monny is money.

NicJ said...

Loney with a check swing ground out. Seen that before.

Dusty Baker said...

Mark Loretta is warming up in the bullpen.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just now hearing about this Yankees v Dodgers game in June.

NicJ said...

@DB, yeah apparently they are renewing a rivalry or something.

NicJ said...

If only stupid stammen would have run faster.

Orel said...

I am beginning to get on the Monasterios bandwagon.

Orel said...

Dodger Cutie still in her seat behind home plate. Way to represent!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We are really sticking it to FOX.

NicJ said...

Willingham gets one in the ribs tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KKarlos!

Orel said...

Nasty curve by Monasterios!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chad better be prepared to go 7-8 innings tomorrow. Ramon's the only guy left in the 'pen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously, who the hell can pitch? Joe's burned through the bench and the 'pen.

NicJ said...

Well if he continues his "the curious case of billingley button" routine he might only pitch one inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGH I HATE YOU WILLIE HARRIS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy single.

karen said...

So good to see Raffy run

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE TAKE THE LEAD!!!

MR. F said...

GOLDEN GOD!!!!

Orel said...

J-Mart!

NicJ said...

Yay

now who the fuck closes the game!!??!!

MR. F said...

GOLDEN GOD!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Russ gets a steal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like the Egyptian Lord of the Sun is going to close this one out, aka Ra Ortiz.

NicJ said...

Nice steal russ. Way to take the bat out of Dre's hands.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nevermind. Looks like Ra's not going to get up.

NicJ said...

Haha that shot of Ortiz shrugging his shoulders was classic.

NicJ said...

Crowds getting restless, run the presidents again!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One away.

NicJ said...

One easy out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh. Stupid Pudge.

NicJ said...

If pudge snags a base off Russ he is fired.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shit.

Orel said...

It's never easy, is it?

Mr. Customer said...

yuck

NicJ said...

Need a K or popup.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more strike...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OUT AT THE PLATE!!! SUCK IT PUDGE!!!

NicJ said...

Lucky for us they didn't use a pinch runner.

NicJ said...

Don't get beat by goosemon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more strike...

NicJ said...

I can watch

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MONNY GETS THE WIN!!!

MR. F said...

Yay... however costly it was to our bullpen, we won.

karen said...

Baptism of fire for Mono

Jason said...

I'm fully on the Monasterios bandwagon now!

Dusty Baker said...

Shheeeeeyat. I need to unpucker.

Dusty Baker said...

Casey fuckin' Blake, ladies and gentlemen!

Mr. Customer said...

Amazingly stupefyingly competent bully today. What gives?

Will we now revert to all-pitch/no-hit form? Is there no middle ground?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Dusty Baker said...

"Vicente Padilla to the DL with a sore forearm; Jon Link being recalled."

Battletoad down!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who's going into the rotation? Ortiz?

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, forgot sourcing..D Hernandez.

Dusty Baker said...

Link has probably had more scoreless innings than Padilla.

Josh S. said...

So, like, we won and stuff?

Steve Sax said...

Wow, we need 13 to beat the Nats? Yecch.

Paul said...

This place looks like a highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance powerdrive.

I am glad we won.

Sad to see our Toad has a wet sproket.

Wondering if we will ever win a road series....

Paul said...

I was wondering what would happen if our already thin rotation lost a starter...guess I will find out.

rbnlaw said...

OK, finally with a couple o' beers on board and filled to the brim with Mexican food, I feel much better.

As for today's game, at least I was in the car, on the way to the son's soccer game (they lost, fucking refs), when the final out was recorded.

God help me, all I could think of was, "I bet MLASF is proud." I am hopelessly addicted to this place and the GT's.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Oh no you dih-unt with the Toad the Wet Sprocket reference. I'm simultaneously disgusted with you and very proud of you.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

I hear you re the GTs. What's really sad is when I wake up and think, ooohhh I need to say this or that during the game. Then wait all day to do so. Pre-meditated commenting, I guess I'm saying.

Fred's Brim said...

Padilla was supposed to go on Tuesday vs the Mets. The Mets have had trouble against our lefties the past few years. I wonder if Joe will give Elbert a shot

Paul said...

@Dusty

I use to be ashamed by my toad the wet sproket knowledge I mean I was just a kid in college hanging out a lot of weekends in Sonoma and Humbolt. I didn't know it was ruining my steet cred but a laid back college kid can only listen to so much Rage Against the Machine and Tribe called Quest (and of course Beasties).

Then this knowledge served me well one night at a bar with a lovely girl named Dulcinea and I will be ashamed no more.

Paul said...

@FB

I hope so. Wondering who the starter will be reminded me of that 18 game homestand back in 1992 because of the cancelled LA riot games. I think they had two double hitters during that strech and had to call up two kids from the minors. I think but could be wrong one was Pedro Astacio.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm only giving you respectful grief, Paul. Good work!

Paul said...

Thanks Dusty, and when I start referencing 10,000 maniacs please just go ahead and bitch slap me!

Dusty Baker said...

10,000 Maniacs - Liberal estimate of the crowd at Nationals Park today?

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