Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Game 2 Thread: April 7 @ Pirates, 4p

INVISIBLE HOVERCRAFT

Clayton Kershaw (-, -.--) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (-, -.--).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Nothing like an off-day to mull over a sucky start-o'-the-season battering and watch the Giants take first place in the division. Whatever reason Joe Torre had for booting up his iPadilla on Opening Day is moot, for Clayton Kershaw, who would look like a porcupine if we could see all the hopes pinned upon him, is taking the mound.

So enjoy today's g— what's this? Another note from Sax?

1: Gene J. Puskar/AP; 2: from Exalted Beauty

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Josh S. said...

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

Josh S. said...

This would be a fine lineup, if Raffy could get on base.

Dusty Baker said...

How 'bout that vaunted Rox pitching?

How 'bout that vaunted Jints pitching?

Fred's Brim said...

today's the last day we'll be under .500

Josh S. said...

Sweet. Before the Dodgers have even played their second game, the Rox have lost twice as many.

WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW, SPORTS MEDIA?!

Paul said...

Giants are winning again!?!

This season already feels like it is a month old. No more off days after a loss.

Dusty Baker said...

Man United booted out of Champions League, too. Shaping up to be a good day!

Josh S. said...

2010 Giants = 2009 Padres.

Mr. Customer said...

The only solace I get from starting out behind the Giants is that it will make their inevitable collapse more delicious.

Josh S. said...

Quick poll as I listen to the Jints game to kill time:

Which is worse?

-Steiner and Monday's giggle fits
-Jon Miller's pronunciations of Latino names

Josh S. said...

Giants have 17 hits.

Clearly because Houston doesn't have Voldemortiz anymore.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, Miller is by far the more annoying, considering it's the Giant's feed (or ESPN, for that matter). I may not be the most unbiased observer, though.

Josh S. said...

Giants ahead 10-4, but Mota is warming, so that lead isn't safe.

Jesus, the Astros suck.

Matt said...

John Miller, but only by a little bit. Oh how I dislike Charlie Steiner!

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dylan Hernandez:

"Manny will get a day off tomorrow. Torre also thinking of resting Casey Blake."

Those guys must be dead on their feet; after all, they've played in every game this season.

Plus all that toodling around Pittsburgh on the offday yesterday must have really taken it out of them.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, why does a guy in his late 60s keep thinking guys in their late 30s need rest?

Maybe he needs someone to watch NCIS with him.

Mr. Customer said...

At least there won't be a Barca/Inter final. Bundesliga für den Sieg.

Mr. Customer said...

I've always categorized Steiner as the funny uncle type. I find him entertaining for holidays and the occasional weekend. When he's been at my house for two weeks and has eaten all my triscuits, his ass is on the curb.

Dusty Baker said...

The only thing that helps me stomach Steiner is that his first game was with his dad at Ebbetts Field, and that since then he's been a Dodger man.

That counts for something. Of course, there are probably thousands of others like him, and they don't get to do commentary for the team.

Steve Dittmore said...

Because I live in Arkansas and don't have satellite radio or the AtBat app, I am blissfully unaware of Steiner.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm probably in the minority, but I vastly prefer Steiner's apoplexy to Monday's smugness.

MR. F said...

I like Steiner. I can listen to him talk. I can't say that about the vast majority of professional sports announcers.

Josh S. said...

Whoops. Inadvertently triggered a debate of Steiner's merits.

MR. F said...

Miller gets points taken off for being a Giants announcer and his exaggerated (though correct) pronunciation of Latin players' names. If it weren't for those, I'd think him pretty good. But being a Giants announcer really kills his standing in my book.

Dusty Baker said...

Blissfully unaware of Steiner is no way to go through life, Steve.

Mr. Customer said...

Après Josh, le déluge.

No thread is ever entirely safe from spinning off on tangents.

Dusty Baker said...

@MR. F-

Also, Miller's hideous yellow outfits. That takes him deep into negative points territory.

Spanky said...

Bring back Ross Porter. I need stats.

DodgerBlue said...

Wonder if Sherrill is going to pitch today....

Josh S. said...

Time to see how far behind the action At Bat audio is today.

The KABC intro played at 4:00 straight up, so I'm hoping for the best.

Josh S. said...

Nope. Three pitches in and Monday is still reading the lineup.

Josh S. said...

Gameday Audio is officially a full batter behind.

God dammit.

Betsy said...

Josh we should hurt the techs who set the audio up...very frustrating

Josh S. said...

Something's gotta be done about Furcal.

I know Kemp and Ethier didn't do anything there either, but the 2 and 3 hitters keep having to come to bat with at least one out.

David said...

Triple play time.

Mr. Customer said...

perilous

David said...

Motherf-

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One long season, coming up.

Nic j said...

That's it. Seasons over.

MR. F said...

UGH!

Josh S. said...

I guess we don't have to worry about the McCourts anymore now that Garrett Jones owns the Dodgers.

Mr. Customer said...

What
the
Fuck

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when we were all so earger for this game? God, we were so innocent.

David said...

First K of the season to Kershaw.

Finally, goddamnit!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least we can say that Vicente Padilla was a better choice than Clayton Kershaw. Only two runs in the first.

Neeebs said...

Why do I care so much about these jokers?

Jon said...

"Rudy Say-yan-yezzzz" - Jon Miller

Nic j said...

And we don't even have Mark Loretta to pitch anymore.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I swear, if we get swept tomorrow, there's going to be hell to pay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And with Ross Ohlendorf striking out Manny, the odds of us getting swept right now are pretty good.

David said...

I have to admit, though, Olhendorf is a pretty dang cool name.

David said...

Why the hell is the pitcher batting eighth?

karen said...

Anyone else feeling a little queasy?

Josh S. said...

GODDAMMIT CHARLEY THE GAME WASN'T YESTERDAY!!!

*ahem*

Sorry, misplaced anger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Until a run is scored, I have no hope of victory.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YOU JUST WALKED THE PITCHER, CLAYTON. FUCKING GROW A PAIR.

Orel said...

Hey, at least it isn't Andy LaRoche hitting all those home runs against us.

Nic j said...

Kershaw walking the pitcher. Doesn't look like he has it tonight. He's all over the place.

Orel said...

The anger in this Game Thread is palpable!

David said...

...or Ohlendorf

Orel said...

Isn't Ohlendorf a piano manufacturer?

MR. F said...

You guys need to relax a little.

Nic j said...

Josh S, you shouldn't keep all that anger inside you. One day it could come out in unexpected ways.


ALRIGHT WHO THE @&$& ATE MY HARDBOILED EGGS!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr. F - The Dodgers are losing. To the Pirates. We have a right to swear and curse at Steiner.

Orel said...

Oh sorry, that's Bösendorfer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No harm that inning, how about that!

Josh S. said...

Hey, tomorrow could be rained out. There's that.

(I realize I should be more positive, but sometimes negativity breeds creativity.)

MR. F said...

KERSHAW DIDN'T GIVE UP A RUN THAT INNING! WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM?!?!

Oh wait, that's a good thing.

Nic j said...

Eric Collins record this season is on it's way to 0-2

Josh S. said...

DAMMIT I FORGOT TO RECORD THE GLEE CAST ON OPRAH!!!

DodgerBlue said...

I think they just replaying mondays game...

David said...

DeWitt, Martin and Kershaw due up. Butt whoopin time. (of the pirates, I hope)

David said...

Perfect game is gone! HAH!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DeWitt ends the perfecto!

Mr. Customer said...

I think all the anger is directly attributable to the high umlaut-to-comment ratio in here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Note: Ross has been favoring the fastball here in the early onset. Something to look at.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So far, his only other pitch is a slider.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is DeWitt in motion?

Orel said...

@Josh: Should be online somewhere, no?

David said...

Kemp time!

Josh S. said...

@Orel: Yeah, I just wanted to get angry about something else.

koufax said...

laroche i hate u

Orel said...

Blogger is not coöperating.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Matt should look for something high.

MR. F said...

Gods Damnit!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

So much for that rally...

DodgerBlue said...

No....stupid martin messed it all up..

koufax said...

dont think dewitt had a shot anyway

koufax said...

why not plant a fastball right under his chin here?

Nic j said...

Here we go. Home run number four.

Mr. Customer said...

@Orel

DAMMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A REAL UMLAUT, IT'S JUST A STINKIN' DIAERESIS!

MR. F said...

FIELDER'S CHOICE!!!!

Casey said...

Hey, they got Garrett Jones out.

koufax said...

oh manny

Neeebs said...

Can any of you tech savy guys explain to me why my gameday audio on Firefox is not working?

Orel said...

Relax, Mr. C. Go listen to some Mötley Crüe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit Kershaw, I thought we went over throwing fastballs right down the middle.

koufax said...

great pitching and solid fundamentals to start the year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ERA of 9!!!

Orel said...

GT no longer stands for Game Thread. Now it means Group Therapy.

DodgerBlue said...

Can we fast forward through this season? and then start next season?

Casey said...

At least he's kept it under 70 pitches through 3.

Mr. Customer said...

Metal umlauts are ok, though. Especially when they're pronounced correctly so they make the band names sound much, much sillier.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, Ethier.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BB!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MANNY!

Mr. Customer said...

Manny's swing is look more balanced this year.

I, however, am looking more imbalanced.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OH COME ON

MR. F said...

UGH. JAMES LONEY IS BATTING .000 AND IT'S THE SECOND GAME OF THE SEASON!!!! HE SHAMES ME!! I'M GOING TO GO COMMIT SEPPUKU.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're going to get swept.

Nic j said...

When are the pirates going to trade away jones already. I'm tired of him already.

Casey said...

At least they've made 'Dorf work the last couple innings. Get to the bullpen!

MR. F said...

SIGH. WE'RE GOING TO GO 0-162 THIS SEASON. WE SUCK.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOW THE HELL DO YOU WALK THE PITCHER TWICE?

Mr. Customer said...

Again with the walking of the pitcher, Clay?

MR. F said...

HE WALKED THE PITCHER AGAIN?!?!!!!? OH COME ON!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

What the fuck happened here? I go to one stinking late-afternoon meeting and the place falls apart. The game I mean, not this bar.

MR. F said...

MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN! I'M NOT REALLY THIS ANGRY!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just use shift, Mr. F.

Dusty Baker said...

Can VPad throw at batters on short rest?

Orel said...

This thread is more entertaining than the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't fall behind, Kershaw. You had him 0-2.

rbnlaw said...

Should I even bother turning on the TV?

rbnlaw said...

Good news! I finally solved the puzzle. The last hint was great!
Thanks, EK.

Now back to this one.

Mr. Customer said...

Yo, strikezone's over here!

rbnlaw said...

Forget it. Going to Super Mex while happy hour is still in effect.
Cheap beer, cheap appetizers, Dodgers on the TV.
2 out of 3 ain't bad. . .even for Meatloaf.

Neeebs said...

Hey you just click that little thingy and Charlie Steiner's voice appears. Imagine that.

MR. F said...

SHIFT?! BUT THEN I WON'T FIT IN WITH YOU GUYS!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

GameDay could barely even map some of the balls Kershaw just threw.

Neeebs said...

Pinch hit for Kershaw here?

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Enough with your technical jargon. Can you just put that in lay terms?

Josh S. said...

Steiner couldn't find a fresh joke with a GPS.

Nic j said...

Can we go back playing in Taiwan. We had a .500 record there at least.

Mr. Customer said...

@MR. F

Manic is so over. We're doing depressive now.

Neeebs said...

Martin with the power

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HE HAS RETURNED!!!

Neeebs said...

Who had Martin in the "who will hit the Dodger's first HR of the season" competition.

Casey said...

Was that THE Russell Martin?

karen said...

JMART GOES YARD

Josh S. said...

Russell hits the first Dodger homer of the season? Someone just made a LOT of money.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey! It's a Steve-Lyons-rally-killer!

Neeebs said...

Opposite field HR, at that.

MR. F said...

HOOOMMMEE RUNNNN!!!!!

Nic j said...

Hooray for Fat Martin!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now we just need two more of those.

Dusty Baker said...

Even JMart's dad had Kemp in the first homer competition.

Mr. Customer said...

If having a neck like Wayne Rooney means more dingers for Russ, I'll take it!

Josh S. said...

The official Dodgers Twitter also called him JMart. LOL

Nic j said...

Hey look the Dodgers version of Andy Laroche is back.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I knew we should have traded him.

Mr. Customer said...

Nice of Andy to throw us a bone, there.

Casey said...

Andy LaRoche is the only ex-Dodger I can think of that seems completely snake-bitten against them.

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully he doesn't have Rooney's cruciate ligaments or fifth metatarsal.

Neeebs said...

Furcal steals a base. Martin hits a HR. What year is this again?

Nic j said...

Holy shit furcal just went to second base on the pitch to the plate!!! Are you allowed to do that!??!?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp dinger, Kemp dinger, Kemp dinger, Kemp dinger, Kemp dinger...

Neeebs said...

There's joy in Dodgerville again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KEMP IN THE KLUTCH

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Yes, hopefully physique does not equal physiology in this instance.

Mr. Customer said...

E time.

Neeebs said...

tie game

MR. F said...

BISON MODE!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE'RE FUCKING TIED!

Casey said...

Nice!

Orel said...

In play, run(s)!

Dusty Baker said...

Not trying to toot my own horn but we started playing better as soon as I arrived. *bumps fist with self*

Orel said...

And there was joy in GameThreadville.

Neeebs said...

Is this Manny's year?
This at bat may tell us.

Orel said...

Dusty, you'll go blind doing that.

Neeebs said...

@DB:

And all this time I thought the Dodgers turned it around when my GameDay audio kicked on.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on JLo...let's tack another one or two on. Remember that you're out of town, so it's ok to hit a HR.

Neeebs said...

Anyone know where Karina/Erin have been hiding?

Orel said...

Why is O-dorf so worried about holding Ethier?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ross is really worried about Ethier.

Dusty Baker said...

*boos pickoff attempts*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, at least it's a new game.

Dusty Baker said...

I sent a Twitter DM to Karina but heard no reply.

Dusty Baker said...

I have to drive home now; is that going to mean we give up more runs until I can get home and sign on again?

the trite fantastic said...

Bah-Loney!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, Raffy.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I've seen Erin around here not to long ago, but she's heading across the pond in 3 days, so probably pretty busy.

TheWerg said...

What's Clayton doing? We finally get in this game, and he goes immediately trying to throw it away all over again. If our top two pitchers (allegedly; I'm guessing CBills will have something to say about this) can't handle the Pirates' lineup, it's gonna be a loooong season.

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, walking the pitcher is absolutely forbidden here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Clayton's got nothing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In comes Weaver to escape yet another bases loaded jam.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The pinch hitter is...DELWYN YOUNG?

DUM-DUM-DUUUUUUMMMM

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that was fast.

Casey said...

6 walks in 4.2? A good start toward leading the league in BB again.

Mr. Customer said...

My man needs to throw a few more strikes next time, but I will gladly accept a tie game into the 6th

Orel said...

First pitch swinging? Must be the Dodger in Delwyn.

MR. F said...

Kershaw will be fine. Getting through 4 2/3 innings with 3 ER given he was barely throwing 50% strikes is pretty good. He's not going to pitch that poorly very often.

MR. F said...

I like DeWitt's patience so far (keep in mind I say this without having seen a single inning yet).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, at least no DP.

Orel said...

GA is now .500 as a Dodger.

MR. F said...

NO! It's HIM!

Orel said...

RUSS ORTIZ

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice DP!

koufax said...

solid play

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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