Saturday, April 10, 2010

Game 5 Thread: April 10 @ Mermaids, 4p

A school of Marlins Mermaids before yesterday's game.


The 2010 Mermaids team photo. Can you spot SoSG favorite Glenda? (Click on picture for larger version.)


The 2010 Marlins Manatees...those wannabes.

Vicente Padilla (0-1, 14.54) vs. Josh Johnson (0-1, 7.20).

Gameday

COMMENTS: .500, baby! A strong outing by Billingsley and a stellar one by Kuroda have brought the Dodgers back to sea level, and Padilla can amend for his awful Opening Day start by keeping the Dodgers in today's game.

THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT

REASONS TO BELIEVE

  • it's early, but Furcal, Martin and DeWitt each have an OBP of .500
  • speed on the basepaths (James Loney?)
  • Colletti's bench strategy may be paying off: Belliard, GA and Johnson are off to strong starts at the plate
  • a win today would give the Dodgers at least a break-even road trip going into Tuesday's home opener

OH, AND

1: Doug Benc/Getty Images

382 comments:

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Buck Nekkid said...

Shit!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Say it with me, Buck

DAMMIT

Steve Dittmore said...

@MLASFN Wasn't last night a comeback win?

Also, true story, when Blake was in HS in Indianola, Iowa, I was interning for WHO-TV while going to school. I covered one of his basketball games. He was the man in Indianola.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think yesterday we scored first.

Mr. Customer said...

Is Jeff Weaver ever not loose?

karen said...

VPad running outta gas.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nevermind, Marlins scored first. You're right, SD.

Paul said...

*running to put on dream weaver on the ipod*

Fresno State in the dog house.

Buck Nekkid said...

@DB:
Chivas USA won today, but it was totally unimpressive. MLS soccer is odd.

Dusty Baker said...

I could be the man in Indianola.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But how will Weaver pitch well without the bases loaded?

Dusty Baker said...

"Getting loose" for Weaver = bong hits

Paul said...

Jeff looks too clean.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

As I said before, is Jeff Weaver ever not loose?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Padilla looked like he wanted to kill someone.

Hopefully not his leg.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So Weaver has admitted where his strength lies.

Mr. Customer said...

I don't like the walk to get to Ross, suffice it to say.

Buck Nekkid said...

V. Pad should never go hunting with a certain former VP.

Paul said...

zoinks!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

2U. How about that.

Buck Nekkid said...

Weaver does it again. Go Shaggy!

Dusty Baker said...

"To seal the deal" -Broxton

Mr. Customer said...

@Buck

Some of the possible permutations of that hunting trip I could live with, honestly.

Mr. Customer said...

Marlin's bullpen = soft underbelly?

Mr. Customer said...

good...

Buck Nekkid said...

J. Mart getting it done. What groin?

Paul said...

Go Russ!

I lika da swing the swing is good yes.

Paul said...

speaking of soft underbelly...Belliard is up.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul-

Also (on behalf of JoshS):

@JoshSchippe

Buck Nekkid said...

@Mr. C: As long as the VP that survives can still throw the sinker in the 90's (not the 1990's), I, too, could live with it.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of soft underbelly - I'm hungry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll take it.

Buck Nekkid said...

Out of beer, switching to vodka.

Mr. Customer said...

Nice to have one go our way, now let's cash it in!

Paul said...

Thanks Dusty, this twitter thing is now stranger than my dream even if me and Bernie solved immigration reform over a bottle of 100 year old sherry.

Dusty Baker said...

Somewhere on the bench, DeWitt utters a barely-audible "Whew! It wasn't me."

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry about the telly situation, RB.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's no reason for Collins to be screaming about a ball going to the pitcher three straight times. I miss Vin.

Buck Nekkid said...

Pray for Dre's ankle (I'm not religious, I just love the Dodgers).

Steve Dittmore said...

I think the Florida tv announcers need to change their pants after all of the hooping and hollering following GA's at bat.

Mr. Customer said...

The vodka bats lower in the order in the House of Customer. That bottle of Glenmorangie is eyeballing me threateningly, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Plenty of game left. Let's get out of this inning then get some shit started.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The great thing about Vin (okay, one of the thousands of great things) is that he never screams. Ever. His voice can rise, but he never screams. Steiner screams, Collins screams. Vin doesn't.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr.C-

Be there in a second.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Don't break any laws of physics on your way over.

Paul said...

In my house the Glens live next to the Jamesons in harmony.

Neeebs said...

This is one strange game.

Buck Nekkid said...

Thanks, DB. She had wisdom teeth pulled, so I'm making the sacrifice.

Neeebs said...

Larry Bowa looks like the homeless guy at my freeway off-ramp

Mr. Customer said...

Nice hustle, wheels.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Can we get one homer?

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

That, too, is not outside the realm of possibility.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Steve Lyons is excited to see Nelly.

Buck Nekkid said...

If Neeebs' mom doesn't come through with the mint juleps, I'm heading to the House of Customer (great name for a bar, BTW)

Paul said...

Steve Lyons is just excited.

rbnlaw said...

Name change out of effect. We need runs!

Mr. Customer said...

I know it has been decreed before, but there will eventually have to be a SoSG night of scotch and revelry.

Neeebs said...

Ramon looking good. Can we get a couple of extra base hits now. Can we?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Russ Ortiz isn't stinking it up on the mound! What a pleasant surprise!

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs-

1) Glad you dropped in.

2) I noted the same thing several innings ago! Bowa looks terrible.

@anyone-

3) I need Scotch.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

The only surefire way to keep Voldemortiz from stinking it up on the mound is to keep him the hell off of it.

Neeebs said...

@MC my spider sense is tingling on that one,

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr. C-

Speaking of Scotch and revelry, anyone going to the home opener thinking about what to do before the game, considering tailgating isn't allowed in the parking lot? Could be an opportunity to consume some beverages in fellowship before going into the game. I'll have Mrs. Dusty-in-law in tow that day.

Mr. Customer said...

That's how we beat a throw, Manny.

Dusty Baker said...

If Blake would have still have the beard, it would have slowed him down and he wouldn't have been able to leg out that single.

rbnlaw said...

@Mr. C: Back in 1982, I returned from Scotland and gave my grandfather a bottle of this: http://www.bunnahabhain.com/index.php
I bought it at a shop in Edinburgh.
Of course, he was born in Glasgow. . .a Rangers man.

Dusty Baker said...

COme on Dodgers! Fuck these clammy Fish!

Neeebs said...

@RBN

Mom doesn't have a passport to get her into Orange County. She only delivers up to Norwalk.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The lack of bear may rob him of his god-like manliness, but it does make him faster.

Steve Dittmore said...

Much more of a bourbon guy than a scotch guy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*beard

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Good to hear he was/is a Rangers man. Cletic fell to lowly Ross County today, I noted.

Mr. Customer said...

@SD

I have no quarrel with bourbon.

Dusty Baker said...

"Do you send Casey Blake at first base?"

No.

Dusty Baker said...

Eric Stephen just noted:

"Vicente Padilla is the first opening day starter in LA #Dodgers history to fail to pitch 5 innings in each of his first 2 starts"

Ugh.

Dusty Baker said...

E!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NO! MARTIN CAN'T PUT A BUNT DOWN. STOP, TORRE, STOP!

rbnlaw said...

@Neebs,
Ha! Used to spend a lot of time around Norwalk Blvd and Pioneer. I also know that Norwalk is home to the original Lamppost Pizza.

@DB:
Was. Up the Orange!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, let's get a birthday present for Ethier!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, just as a post that, he lays down the bunt. Clearly that muscle gives him better HEC.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I like the small batch stuff.

http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/wProducts?readForm&t=Products

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't help but want to watch Death at a Funeral.

rbnlaw said...

I need Nancy Bea and the dodger Hammond organ right now.

Steve Dittmore said...

Sorry ... it was Mr. C who liked the bourbon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good thing this game is on KCAL. We'd be seeing split screen Clipper action on Prime Ticket by now.

rbnlaw said...

@SD:
Southern men tend to prefer the bourbon. My cousins are Jim Beam drinkers.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

There a lovely looking usquebaugh, there! I've had fine times in Glasgow. I'd say I have fond memories, but...

rbnlaw said...

3-0 to Dre!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE!!!

Steve Dittmore said...

one word. yes.

Mr. Customer said...

E!

rbnlaw said...

DRE!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Ethier scores two! Nice!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like how we progressively remove parts of Andre's name until we get to E.

karen said...

Yo Andre!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

300

Neeebs said...

Happy Birthday E

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C: When I was there, 1982, everyone said to stay away. Now, it's very chic. I loved Scotland. Cold, but beautiful. But then, I am biased.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

I like the single letters for celebratory posts because it leaves more time for the ritual flailing of the limbs.

rbnlaw said...

How does MLASF get the even numbers?


Fish starting to rot.

Dusty Baker said...

@Professor

Oh, but your comment landed in an appropriate place with me re: bourbon.

In fact, that Van Winkle stuff is one of my favorites. My brother (Little Rock) snagged a jug on the birth of his first son, and we slugged a good bit back but then corked it for when the kid turns 21.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just try very hard.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's go Braves! #GiantsSuck

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I've got a bottle sitting in the house right now. Good idea to save it for when the little man hits 21.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No Broxton tonight. Sherrill instead?

Paul said...

Back with a beer! Yeah!!! Go Dodgers. Go Beer!

The Delino said...

The delino is recovering from a beer festival, watching the game in a pizza joint inculver city. Left to get ginger ale...missed the two runs. Go dodgers. My head hurts

Dusty Baker said...

RT @Paul Go Beer!

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

Last time I was in Glasgow, there was a freezing rainstorm like a motherfucker. Nothing to do but loaf around.

Best. Trip. Ever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like that commercial.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This Veras guy usually just throws a fastball, with an occasional curve. Anything else is very rare.

Dusty Baker said...

@Professor

Also, we vowed to break it out before the little lad turns 21 IF the Hogs win a national championship in either basketball or football. My strong assumption is that it will remain corked until 2030.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr.C-

So you were there in July?

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

The storm started in July. I'm told they expect it to stop any day now.

also...

KEMP!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DEEP. INTO. THE NIGHT!

Dusty Baker said...

I was just sitting here in Pasadena and a baseball just landed on my patio. I wonder where it came from?

BISON MODE

Betsy said...

Kemp - inspired by Rihanna's song just before batting?

The Delino said...

Oh my indeed

karen said...

What a bomb for Matty!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How's that for insurance!

Neeebs said...

Crushed

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - maybe football, but I think basketball is a long shot. 2026 would be my target date.

Dusty Baker said...

@Professor

I'll always have 1994.

Duck Fuke!

Steve Dittmore said...

Dodgers have now scored 12 runs in the first five innings in 2010 games. 19 in innings 6-9. Can't decide if this is good or bad.

rbnlaw said...

I go to share my vodka with the neighbors and the Bison homers?
Damn!

The Delino said...

Cody ross may look like charlie brown...but fields like peppermint patty

rbnlaw said...

Kemp's homer landed in Ft. Meyers.

Paul said...

so I like the Glissade, pretty smooth with a bite. I don't know if it "slide across my palate bracing me against the last cold nights of winter and turning my thoughts toward spring"

You know what does that? Scotch!!

The Delino said...

Tron time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron still in? Interesting.

Dusty Baker said...

I think NORAD noted Kemp's bomb and signaled the Pentagon to scramble some jets.

Paul said...

sigh,

It is never easy.

Mr. Customer said...

^everyone look quick, double d's!

Dusty Baker said...

Soeaking of Tron, I have the original Tron on DVD and am planning on watching it later tonight. Not sure about the new one they're going to release later in the year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron 2 has Olivia Wilde, so I'm seeing it no matter what.

Paul said...

Bring in Ming the Merciless.

rbnlaw said...

rb out.

The Delino said...

Sherrillis the king of the ill fitting cap.

Mr. Customer said...

Is Breezy trying to grow a van dyke?

rbnlaw said...

OK, still in.

rbnlaw said...

All the kids love the flat brim.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When did Kevin Youkilis become our pitcher? And why does he suck?

rbnlaw said...

Crap.

Mr. Customer said...

baserunners.

Do not want!

rbnlaw said...

going to radio.

Dusty Baker said...

Flat Breezy - never easy

rbnlaw said...

Soon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bring in Russ Ortiz.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

All Broxton can do is watch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more bunt.

Neeebs said...

Got a bad feeling in the pit.

Mr. Customer said...

bull
shit

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus f'in shit up a rope.

Steve Dittmore said...

I'm watching Marlins feed. Any reason given for Broxton not being available?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We've already used Jeff Weaver. So in essence we're screwed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@SD - Broxton's pitched the last two days. No way there's going to be a third.

Paul said...

come on ump make these guys swing.

karen said...

Really? No Broxton. No one up in the pen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING SHIT

Mr. Customer said...

fuck me with a soup ladle

The Delino said...

this game ggot less fun fast

Dusty Baker said...

Has FB thrown a strike yet?

The Delino said...

Kemp must have left some tools at the shed

Paul said...

fuck fuck fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DMAMSJAL:GJL:KAJFLKAJF

Mr. Customer said...

balls.

Dusty Baker said...

Krusty, out.

The Delino said...

F a duck

karen said...

Heartbreak loss

Betsy said...

WTF!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Put Sherrill on the DL. I don't care if you have to call up Josh Towers. Get him out of these close games and get him to fix whatever the hell is wrong with him.

Betsy said...

I second that MLASF!

Fred's Brim said...

this FB would have thrown a goddamn strike

DB, I take it this doesn't help George's standing with you

Dusty Baker said...

Fred's Brim threw more strikes than Flat Breezy tonight.

Here's how I'm coping: http://twitpic.com/1eqpm6

I've always been a Sherrill fan; it's just that clearly something is wrong and he can't be relied on. It's one thing if we had Brox available but if you have a guy who has struggled it's not the best idea to let him try to work out the kinks with only a two-run lead, away, with no Brox.

Fred's Brim said...

agreed on all points (especially the Modelo and Chipotle).

Josh S. said...

Man, am I glad I was distracted by a family get-together.

Paul said...

I can't remember a more intense first week for me as a fan. I think I am still in playoff mode from last. I need to pace myself. A dodger dog or two next week should get me back on track.

Paul said...

Okay order in place for the morning game.

Thank you D. Lowe now I can go out for a nightcap in Giantland in peace.

(Note to self to not use my Dodger bank card)

rbnlaw said...

What MLASF said. I'm officially drunk and our bullpen bites.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw

I call that a wash.

Paul said...

Back in the bunker and Beck 's "Jack Ass" is on. Sancho Sherill could not cover for Don Broxton tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

Been reading your Cervantes, Paul? multiple references to our windmill-tilting friend this season.

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