Friday, April 30, 2010

Game 23 Thread: April 30 vs. Pirates, 7p

Soon, clicking on the above graphic will take you to our new Accuscore Game Forecast page. And that's about the happiest thing in this Game Thread.

Chad Billingsley (1-1, 5.40) vs. Charlie Morton (0-4, 16.20).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Charlie Morton? Who is Charlie Morton? "He has not pitched a full four innings in three of his four outings and has allowed at least five runs per start," MLB.com tells us...which means he'll likely throw a complete-game shutout against the Dodgers tonight. I mean, the Dodgers have lost five straight and are tied for the worst record in the NL. The Pirates should have been an antidote. Instead, they're poison.

On a less vituperative note, tonight is Dodgertown's UCLA night. The first 20,000 fans get a Bruin-blue UCLA hat; those spending $45 to sit out in the right field lower reserve boondocks also get a Dodgertown/UCLA T-shirt and an all-inclusive themed menu (centered around pastrami sandwiches), in addition to Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn and soft drinks.

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Dusty Baker said...

Paul 7
Martin 2
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Loney 3
Blake 5
DeWitt 4
Carroll 6
Billingsley 1

Josh S. said...

Hoping Morton's not worth his salt.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't make me come over there, Josh!

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I just added Carlos Monasterios to my fantasy team.

Josh S. said...

For shits and giggles (And really, who does both of those together?), I put together the win-loss records of SoSG readers who posted the lineups in the GTs this season.

Dusty Baker 5-7
Mr. LASF 1-2
KempKershaw 0-2
Josh S. 0-2
NicJ 1-0
No lineup (For shame!) 1-1
(Note: Sax reposted 1 each of DB's and MLASF's lineups, but he credited them. Both were losses.)

If Joe Torre were running this place, he'd have NicJ post the lineups every game.

Dusty Baker said...

Sometimes when I take my phone with me into the bathroom, there is a situation where both shits and giggles occur in the same general vicinity.

I will not reveal what Dodger blog with GTs I might be reading in said situation.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Well, I'm not winless. That's a plus.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- That is some funny research, Josh.

I need to step up my game. Or Nic needs to.

Steve Sax said...

Mental note: Wash hands thoroughly after borrowing Dusty's phone.

rbnlaw said...

Accuscore has us at 67% for the win, going at home, against a salty pitcher with a 16.20 ERA.

As Homer Simpson once said, "I like those odds."

rbnlaw said...

I had a bad feeling about last night's game as they were giving away UGLY hats.

Tonight should go much better; the caps are pleasing to the eye (unlike UCLA football).

Josh S. said...

I think it would be far more entertaining if they scheduled USC and UCLA Night on the same night.

Dusty Baker said...

I was thinking that, too, Josh (re USC and UCLA night). Then I was also thinking about what if they scheduled some of the racial/ethnic/country affinity group nights together...but nothing I could say wouldn't seem to be stereotyping so I dropped it.

NicJ said...

Undeafeated baby!!

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!

(collapses and weeps)

NicJ said...

Hopefully win can tenderize Morton, there is a lot at steak.

NicJ said...

Whatever Chad does tonight he wont have the biggest meltdown of the night. Joel PiƱero just gave up a couple of walks a double and three HR's, one of those a grand slam. All added up to 8 runs in the fourth.

Neeebs said...

Those hats look alot better than the hats from last night.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

In 3.1 innings - WOW, that's a shitty outing!

David said...

If we can't score against the crappiest of the crappy starting pitchers, I will lose hope.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh: interesting thought...despite the potential for fights in the stands (as if we need more of those), the dodgers marketing dept SHOULD schedule USC and UCLA on the same night and then make them compete to sell more tickets for their school. Missed opportunity, Drew McCourt!

karina said...

@Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall i like the way you talk.Always have.Courageous man.

p.s: i'm really worried about your (right?left?both?) hand(s).

I have a feeling that Josh S. new avatar, Luke, will bring balance to the Force.

karina said...

No love for California State University?

Dusty Baker said...

Watching MIN v CLE on MLB Network now. Visit to the mound music was Ratt. I listened to Ratt when it was bad boy stuff; now, it's family-friendly pitching mound huddle fare.

Josh S. said...

To borrow from Dusty: I'm on my couch, Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

I'm out for tonight's game, boys. Bring us back a nice porterhouse-cut W from (Arnie) Morton's.

Steve Sax said...

Dbacks lost. And if it's any consolation, the streaking Mets crushed the Phils.

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah, Josh - On tha sofa, Vinny!!!

Dusty Baker said...

GR double on first pitch!

Josh S. said...

Shit. XPaul's gonna be busy tonight.

karina said...

McCutchen owns the Dodgers, specially at Dodger Stadium

Josh S. said...

A Phillies loss is ALWAYS a consolation.

Josh S. said...

This is not the same Chad from DC. MoKM has me paying attention to the delivery.

karen said...

Hello everyone. Just in from work. Doesn't look like I missed much

karina said...

That's why we love you, Bison!

Dusty Baker said...

I started to open a Dos Equis. Should I just go straight to the Scotch?

Dusty Baker said...

WOW - THAT'S a bad throw!

Dusty Baker said...

My man E!

karina said...

DRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karen said...

YAAAY ANDRE!

Dusty Baker said...

Dittmore and SSS - You doing okay in all this shitty AR weather? My brother had to head to the basement when a tornado raked near him.

I've got a bunch of friends spending the weekend in a cabin up in Newnata so they're probably getting crushed right now, and that's just the beer.

Mr. Customer said...

Good evening, co-conspirators.

Nice to see a right-side-up score!

karina said...

@Mr Customer it feels weird...

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C in tha heezy!

Dusty Baker said...

Sing when you're winning - you only sing when you're winning, Mr. C!

karen said...

Maybe all we've needed all along is a pitcher with a 16.20 ERA

karen said...

Lakers up 43-38

Josh S. said...

Rats. Missed the homer. Still happy.

karina said...

I want my kid to be like the kid who was eating the hot dog

Mr. Customer said...

Dusty, I'm not so much a fair-weather-fan as I-know-when-to-get-the-hell-into-the-storm-cellar-fan.

I'm raising the periscope to see if it's safe.

karen said...

Chadley settleing down nicely

David said...

The Pirates are having crappy pitching and defense today.

I have seen the enemy, and it is us.

Mr. Customer said...

E on fire

Paul said...

Good evening Ladies and Gin Drinkers.

Paul doing me proud by getting on base twice.

Hey two errors in a row that we didn't make!!

David said...

I guess that's one way for the Dodgers to get men on base.

Dusty Baker said...

Pirates, are you Dodgers in disguise?

(I'm feeling like modifying futbol chants to use for tonight's Dodgers game)

Josh S. said...

Man, X looks positively MSB-esque on 2nd.

Dusty Baker said...

"Good evening Ladies and Gin Drinkers."

That's a great line. I'm going to use it in the future.

Paul said...

Why are they giving out LA Chargers hats?

When is this my town toon town night?

Dusty Baker said...

2 Ks for Matty.

David said...

kemp strikeout. agh.

Mr. Customer said...

Paul, I would have replied to sooner, but I was making myself a G&T. No joke.

Paul said...

Matt Kemp strikes out but with all the pitches Morton may be well done soon.

Sorry I missed the early pun hour.

Paul said...

Free that man!!!

David said...

Loney makes up for the Kemp K.

NicJ said...

Loney with the cheapy homerun!!

Dusty Baker said...

I want a "This Is My Town -- Lazy, Overly-educated, Beer Swilling White Boy" affinity group night.

Mr. Customer said...

LOooooney

karen said...

Dodgers finally hitting with RISP

karina said...

That's my boy King James, home run AT Dodger Stadium!

No more "hangnail" for him!

Josh S. said...

I DIDN'T MISS THAT ONE!!!

David said...

Holy moly, we're actually leading by an nice amount of runs.

Paul said...

Mr. C

What are the odds of that? Re making a G&T

karen said...

Hitting AND defense tonite

Mr. Customer said...

How lucky was that DP now.

Dusty Baker said...

What ball was that to Church, "Not very fast, over the belt buckle and out over the plate?" Bills is just not the same guy.

Mr. Customer said...

Paul,

Fortunately for you (and me, but not my liver) pretty good.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C-

Rafa on the brink, I'm hearing.

cc: RB

karina said...

Breathe Bills, you still have a lead and you were doing good.

Mr. Customer said...

Doumit has the most terrifying Gameday photo I've ever seen.

Spank Me said...

Lord of Thighs comes through!

Josh S. said...

OK, that's all they get.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

At this point, he can take is brilliant but fragile acquisitions with him. Reds have more of those than they can handle and then some

Spank Me said...

umps are starting to screw the Lakers

karina said...

@Spank Me Lord of the thighs?

karina said...

Carroll, finally!

If he had done the same exact thing last night *sigh*

Mr. Customer said...

@karina/spank me

"We're going to need a bigger lens"

Dusty Baker said...

Lakers have me worried.

Spank Me said...

@ karina, chadley is the lord of thighs

Dusty Baker said...

I don't usually see "karina" and "spank me" in the same sentence/phrase.

karina said...

McCutchen again...what a play

karina said...

@Mr Customer @Dusty Baker lol and blushing

Spank Me said...

@Dusty, It is as common as Haley's Comet or a Loney homerun

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty/karina

I've got so many replies to that, but I think I'll keep my yap shut for once.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice snag and throw, Chinface!

David said...

Martin's in a bit of a slump.

Orel said...

Chadley at 80 pitches through five.

Mr. Customer said...

Chad seems to have leveled off nicely.

NicJ said...

Kemp wears the silver sombrero.

David said...

He's like M. Reynolds now

Mr. Customer said...

Speaking of being in a bit of a slump...

Dusty Baker said...

"Andrew Bynum hyper-extended right knee in the first half; he's trying to play through it."

#MadeOfGlass

Dusty Baker said...

Someone's getting married.

Frank on the rebound?

Dusty Baker said...

Trivia fans will note I've celebrated my wedding anniversary at the Dodgers game for the last three years, going on four this year. That would be 4 or 12 years. Mrs. Dusty is a keeper.

Dusty Baker said...

Is it remotely possible to just get in and out of an inning?

Dusty Baker said...

Frisco up 5-2 in the 5th.

David said...

The infamous sixth

David said...

He got out of the inning!

Mr. Customer said...

Looking good so far.

Lakers have weathered the storm so far as well.

Spank Me said...

chadley showing poise

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of weathering storms:

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/weather/stateradar

karina said...

King James at the plate and delivers!

Spank Me said...

4 point lead Lakers with 6 min left. Nailbiting time

NicJ said...

thank you ron ron.

NicJ said...

the only reason the thunder are in the game is because of the FT line.

Dusty Baker said...

Why was Loney sent?

NicJ said...

uh, the crowds back in it.

karina said...

Clap, clap, aggressive baserunning, ladies and gents

Mr. Customer said...

RISP for you know who.

David said...

Can Carroll finally come through in the clutch?

David said...

COWARDS. COWARDS. You won't even pitch to Carroll.

karina said...

This IBB is the best thing that could happen to us tonight. Rancho Ardiendo!

Mr. Customer said...

Lakers losing the storyline. Stay on target...

karina said...

In the other side, Belliard is coming up.

David said...

Is Bills gonna actually bat or is a pinch-hitter coming?

Dusty Baker said...

Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball

David said...

I'm hoping for Morton's ERA to go back up to about 15 right now

Dusty Baker said...

Belly #2 doing his job.

Mr. Customer said...

Bellytwo!

Spank Me said...

The Refs are killing me.

Spank Me said...

Kobe showing teeth

Dusty Baker said...

I think the refs need to be spanked.

Paul said...

Oh no the nightmare on elm street sign.....

Nice stop James!

NicJ said...

kobe time!!!!

Orel said...

PAU!

karen said...

GASOL!!!!!!!!!!!

NicJ said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSHHHIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
GASSSSSSSOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Mr. Customer said...

Side note, I'm really glad bellyone is back.

Spank Me said...

The thunder just got Spanked outta the playoffs

NicJ said...

whew!!

NicJ said...

Wow, thats some great fans.

Dusty Baker said...

Props to the Thunder - well played gentlemen.

Lakers!!!

Paul said...

Bien trabajo Belly!

Paul said...

Russell is of balance again.

Paul said...

Off balance I mean. I don't lika dat swing Russ.

NicJ said...

Once russ starts to struggle a little bit he always goes back to trying to yank the ball down the line.

Spank Me said...

It's nice to see good sportsman ship after a battle

Paul said...

I think I just saw Rick Monday's hair fly by.

Paul said...

Is every one on the lawyers of Ron Artest game thread?

karen said...

Great catch Andre

Dusty Baker said...

I love how Dre gets up and grins after he makes big plays.

Paul said...

Ming sighting.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF-

You still alive? Heart attack during Lakers game?

Josh said...

Psst. Andre. Remind Matt how to do that.

Paul said...

1 2 3.

This game has an 09 feel to it.

Josh S. said...

I forgot about the Laker game, so when I came back in and Vin said someone had come from behind to defeat "Oklahoma" (He didn't say "City".), I was confused about which college sport he was talking about.

NicJ said...

dodger games are a lot more fun to watch when you come in when its almost over and they are leading.

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG guy sighting.

Dusty Baker said...

"Guy" being redundant

Dusty Baker said...

One Dodgers Tweeter said the LFP broke into a Lakers chant when we won.

Mr. Customer said...

"Dodger games are a lot more fun to watch when you come in when its almost over and they are leading."

Amen to that, Nic.

Paul said...

I didn't check the bs did Broxton pitch last night?

NicJ said...

yup

NicJ said...

14 pitches last night

Dusty Baker said...

Doumit!

NicJ said...

dammit doumit!

Paul said...

Keeep the ball down George.

NicJ said...

Broxton in. Hope tomorrows a blowout.

Dusty Baker said...

Looking like we'll have the Jazz on Sunday, and I'm not just talking about a froo-froo brunch.

NicJ said...

the lakers should match up well with the Jazz depleted front line. Should being the operative word.

Spank Me said...

Torre always screwing up the bullpen. IDIOT!

Paul said...

Don't. Walk. Him.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

If we win, my fist is going through a wall.


No, wait...

NicJ said...

if we win im going to give spank me's avatar a high five.

Mr. Customer said...

better make it ten.

Paul said...

Broxton should bean Cedeno. Hey Vinny stole my line!

NicJ said...

@MR C - HA!

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Wait, WCSF is starting Sunday? That doesn't sound right.

NicJ said...

yup starts sunday. even while the first round of the east is still going.

Paul said...

Cheers to a Win and the end of this horrid month!

NicJ said...

We win?

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Oh come on! I was so jacked that the series was over since I have so much work to do Sunday. Dammit.

Oh, and Dodgers win. Hooray.

NicJ said...

and no errors!

Spank Me said...

My avatar says bring it

Spank Me said...

Is Deron acting hurt like Lebron?

Dusty Baker said...

My record for posting lineups moves to 6-7 now.

Paul said...

"lost a losing streak". I don't know if that is brilliant or the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

Dusty Baker said...

Sax, we missed you...but also we did well without you. Just sayin'. ;-)

Anyone going to the game tomorrow?

Dusty Baker said...

Accuscore correctly predicted this one.

Mr. Customer said...

Might be going, Dusty. Depends how much I can get done tomorrow AM.

NicJ said...

im thinking about going.

Dusty Baker said...

Keep a brother posted, Mr. C.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I can't go. I'm spending some time behind the orange curtain in Irvine.

Dusty Baker said...

If we yak a bit more we can drive up the comment count so MLASF can get his 200 in for the night.

Dusty Baker said...

We're shopping for tix right now. Lots of good last minute deals on SH.

NicJ said...

i love sniping tickets from SH when its almost the deadline. good deals.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Nic.

Dusty Baker said...

Bedtime for Baker. Still jetlagged.

NicJ said...

Kenyon Martin still thinks the nuggets are better than the lakers.

NicJ said...

one more mlasf

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Huh?

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