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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Ken said...

there needs to be dodger girls

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal 6, Anderson 9, Kemp 8, Manny 7, Loney 3, Blake 5, DeWitt 4, Martin 2, Padilla 1

Dusty Baker said...

Ken! Where you been?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dance Crews? In baseball? What is this, the Inland Empire?

Buck Nekkid said...

Ken,
See April 1.

I miss Darby. . .Darla. . .Darcy?

MR. F said...

And Vma!

Buck Nekkid said...

Yes, Vma.

Paul said...

I just saw the disturbing cartoon rendition of Dodger stadium. It looks like a Jimmy Buffet concert and where is the Dodger fan with the pistola and the chalk outline of a Giants fan?

Paul said...

Never been a big Seirra Nevada fan...but I purchased a sixer of the Glissade Golden Bock because I was feeling CRAZY!

Dusty Baker said...

Paul you crazy!

How is that swill? Rockin the Sam Summer right now with some Peruvian beer to come into play later on.

Buck Nekkid said...

@Paul:
The Glissade is solid. As good as the Pale.

Paul said...

Dusty and Buck,

Cool, I will give my review later on but first time to change my avatar to saturday night Dodger party mode!

Dusty Baker said...

No one touch Paul; he's on fire!

Mr. Customer said...

Paul, that satin jacket is unbelievably rad.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That cross up of the normal intro and "Beautiful Day for a Ballgame" did not work out well.

Mr. Customer said...

*sigh*

When will baseball occur?

Paul said...

As you can see Orel is in the background diggin it. I didn't let this picture surface during the SOSG elections.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Isn't it a tinsy-bit early to start explaining position in the standings?

Paul said...

Do they have magic numbers out already?

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF-

HAH! I just Tweeted that I did like the intro. To each his/her own IU guess...

Dusty Baker said...

^I

Paul said...

Since I am not local I get the Marlins feed. So I am watching a very interesting peace on Dan Uggla.

I have it on mute and listening to the Black Crows. This game will probably be called by my ipod.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The song just didn't mix well with the intro. Too dramatic of images to go with a song so upbeat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A battle of opening day starters looking for redemption.

Dusty Baker said...

I hear ya brother. (re intro)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy's on fire!

Mr. Customer said...

Raffy seems spry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Johnson's throwing smoke out there.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp looks the opposite of Raffy. Sluggish at least. Disinterested almost.

Mr. Customer said...

Furcal should just be taking his glove with him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers are 0-for-3 with RISP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did Vicente just come out of the shower?

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty is 2-2 in getting up off the sofa to get beer.

Paul said...

Shit!

Did he touch third?

Dusty Baker said...

That's the way to take HanRam out of the game!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, resigning V-Pad has not worked out well so far.

NicJ said...

Man now raffys beanIng people?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lucky it's not 2-0 nothing. Coghlan swung on an outside pitch.

Paul said...

Come on Padilla, don't shoot yourself in the foot already.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I would say it was already time for VPad to hit the showers but it looks like he already has.

He's not fooling anyone with his pitches.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Padilla doesn't have it. None of his pitches are hitting the spots. Two lucky strike outs.

Josh S. said...

He fooled Ned with his pitches, Dusty.

Josh S. said...

Uggla is Swedish for owl.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh displays his wit and uncanny timing!

Dusty Baker said...

Bring back Mini Sirloin Burgers ads!

Mr. Customer said...

well, his ERA is going down. I would hope that we could get it below 9.00, however.

Josh S. said...

Jack changed their fries AGAIN?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Jack in the Box around the corner is going to packed Friday.

Paul said...

I don't know but Beck's "loser" was on when Padilla was pitching.

NicJ said...

Is Jack in the box changing fries again? Good those natural cut ones suck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know about that, Mr. C. Those 13.50 ERA's are tough to lower.

Dusty Baker said...

If an established fast food chain has to change their fries, chances are that their fries are less than desirable. #BadMarketingIdeas

Dusty Baker said...

Larry Bowa looks like he was in a drinking contest last night and slept under a park bench.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chinface single!

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

That is not outside the realm of possibility.

Paul said...

nice swing by Casey, especially after that heater blew a hole in his bat.

Dusty Baker said...

Chin mode gets something started. Although he grimaced after arriving at first. Cue 15 days out with sore hammy.

Josh S. said...

Nic, I think they already got rid of the natural cut, but didn't publicize it. Now this is yet another change.

Mr. Customer said...

The dreaded RiSP

Dusty Baker said...

Can the ump take longer to call a ball/strike?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe West thinks this ump is a disgrace.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's just go ahead and start a Jack in the Box fries blog now. I could also post timely advertising campaign strategy on that blog.

Dusty Baker said...

Two Blakes on!

Paul said...

Mr. Heater having a little trouble with his control.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DeWitt is really showing great patience. Power's not his game, so he's got to get on base to counteract the negatives, i.e. the Beane Theory.

Paul said...

Ducks on the pond boys!

Dusty Baker said...

That was a very mature, disciplined at bat by DeHitt.

Mr. Customer said...

Rancho Battletoadendo

Paul said...

What. The. Hell?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that sucked balls.

Dusty Baker said...

Was the squeeze on? Blake is a better baserunner than that, so a sign must've been missed.

Mr. Customer said...

broken fucking play.

Dusty Baker said...

three on and one out > none on and all out. blech.

NicJ said...

Padilla fucking us in both halves of the inning.

Paul said...

Dodgers screw that up and the Dead Kennedys are not happy about it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn you, Padilla. Shooting us in the leg with your pitching and your hitting and your missing signs. How I loathe you.

Dusty Baker said...

Padilla Uber Alles?

Mr. Customer said...

I both love and hate Nic's avatar, because it's true.

Dusty Baker said...

"Been Caught Stealing" - Jane's Addiction

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Manny makes a catch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dusty, they're talking about you on the television!

Dusty Baker said...

Apparently I ran Mark Prior's arm into the ground. Had nothing to do with the fact that his arm is made of glass.

Paul said...

Padilla would make a good Dracula.

Dusty Baker said...

VPad ERA down to 11.37.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm having flashbacks to April of 2008. Hopefully they don't become flashbacks to the rest of that year.

Paul said...

Furcal!!! Someone knock that man in! He is hotter than a pink satin jacket.

Dusty Baker said...

GA!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice double!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A hit with RISP!

Mr. Customer said...

Hey now!

NicJ said...

Nice at bat from the bison.

Paul said...

The smashing pumpkins are having flashbacks to 1979.

We have a rally in the making.

Paul said...

Manny's hair is very pippy longstockingish tonight.

NicJ said...

Hooray for productive outs!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice sac, Manny. Just what was needed.

Mr. Customer said...

Two RISP, two runs. Whaddaya know?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny sac!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Psychic - Powerless - Another Man's Sac (Butthole Surfers)

NicJ said...

@MLASF, that would be the worst giveaway ever

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Especially with the fertility drugs and all.

Paul said...

Nice Dusty!

Mannywood is enough we don't need a Manny Sac.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

CHINFACE DOUBLE

Dusty Baker said...

CHINFACE!

Mr. Customer said...

Blake!

Dusty Baker said...

Conflicting Edits! You know we're doing really well or really bad if that happens.

Mr. Customer said...

useful inning, that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's hope Battletoad can hold a lead for once this season.

Paul said...

Hey they are giving out Marlins thundersticks when they play the Nationals.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Orel said...

BREAKING NEWS: Nelly concert after the game at Sun Life Stadium.

Paul said...

Why would Nelly be there....must be the money.

Dusty Baker said...

Ole Miss not Old Miss

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a loooow throw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybin probably didn't notice that the ball got away until it was too late to try for second.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and posit that Padilla is not very good at fielding.

Steve Sax said...

3-1 Dodgers. I'll take it!

Paul said...

Daft punk is playing in my house my house...well not really but LCD soundsytem is playing.

Come on Padilla just focus on the hitter.

Dusty Baker said...

I jsut got this message with an unsuccessful email:

"qmail-spawn unable to create pipe"

That sounds like something from one of them video games Josh likes to play.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know if V-Pad is too focused on the runner or just being himself.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Callback to Slappy Alert.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is one tight zone.

karen said...

Jerry Lane is squeezing the pitchers.

Paul said...

The ump is not wanting the Dodgers to delay his delayed calls.

Dusty Baker said...

That strike zone is shrinking more than the ice caps. Jeez, man, let's call some strikes and keep the game moving; make 'em swing.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, ball 4 seemed pretty marginal. 'Course one doesn't get the benefit of the doubt when fighting it

Paul said...

If the ice caps are gone the Artic Monkeys will just be the Monkeys.

Mr. Customer said...

I hope the pen enjoyed a light day of work yesterday. V ain't going 8 tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

First single of season for JMart. He almost has a season cycle!

Paul said...

Russell's swing is looking very good...I lika da swing.

Mr. Customer said...

leadoff runner - check!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

V-Pad =/= Hitter

Mr. Customer said...

Sorry, not the answer we were looking for.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, Raffy.

Steve Dittmore said...

Okay, I'm impressed as hell with you guys who can watch the game, comment on Twitter, comment on SoSG GT, and have time to get a beer.

Clearly, I'm in low A ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@SD - I'm also writing some stuff to! Cheers to multitasking!

Dusty Baker said...

@Professor-

Not only that, but I'm also GameDaying the Red Sox/Royals game. Earlier I had Masters streaming on internet, too. Finally, keeping track of El Clasico in the futbol world.

#MessiIsSick

Mr. Customer said...

@Steve Dittmore

Would it shock you to know I'm working on a side-project concurrently as well?

Mr. Customer said...

^Yup, those are the prime offenders for sure

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So GA's 1-for-3 with a double. I'll take it.

Paul said...

you guys are on twitter too?

Mr. Customer said...

Paul

Yes. @mistercustomer

Some Russian guy has the abbv.

Dusty Baker said...

@dustybkrdodgr

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@mrlasportsfan

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - Not the result for El Clasico I was hoping. After going to the match at Bernabeu in Feb., I've been a closet Real fan. Got the little one a black Ronaldo jersey (only one in his size...)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I probably should've taken @mlasf, but it's too late now.

Dusty Baker said...

Some call it multitasking. Mrs. Dusty calls it ADD.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Kudos to you. I can't stomach either Real or Barca, despite the fact that incredible football is being played.

Steve Dittmore said...

@SteveDittmore

creative, huh?

Dusty Baker said...

Get back in the closet, Dittmore!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice Hogs win today, BTW.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Mr C ... I'm impressed. I'm fixin (as they say in the south) to finish my taxes tonight as well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At first glance he was out.

Mr. Customer said...

Gameday does not know what to do with the eephus.

Dusty Baker said...

MrC-

I'm not a big fan of either side or of Spanish football, but felt I couldn't miss it. I just root for a lot of red cards and winging to the officials so I can taunt those ESP pansies a second time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A piece of the wall just fell off? Are you serious?

Fucking cookie-cutters.

Dusty Baker said...

This place is falling apart (xxx Stadium).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe West thinks this stadium is a disgrace to baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to officially apologize for turning GameDay into a verb in a previous post.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now that the Metrodome lost the Minnesota Mauers, only two football/baseball stadiums remain: Whatever the hell people call the Marlins' place, and whatever the hell people call Oakland's place. Marlins are leaving soon. When the hell are the A's going to get a new place?

NicJ said...

@Mlasf, i call them shitholes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Padilla dropped off because of that delay.

NicJ said...

God damn shitty falling apart stadium cooled off our pitcher.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Fish! Can't wait to get out of there and come home where we belong - Chavez Ravine.

Mr. Customer said...

"Fuck the Fish"

Eewww, clammy!

Mr. Customer said...

shite shite shite

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I believe that was the subject of an episode of South Park.

I knew Padilla would drop.

MR. F said...

You're kidding. I just got back home. First pitch I see is a 3-run homer.

Dusty Baker said...

GODDAMMIT! I KNEW VPad was going to fall apart after that delay.

NicJ said...

I so knew that was gonna happen.

Paul said...

Don't get me started again Mr. C

karen said...

SHIT

Paul said...

k trying to follow you guys on twitter and the game day thread is making my head spin.

Dusty Baker said...

I am not fucking happy and I am not clapping my god damned hands.

Paul said...

I didn't even notice Padilla blew the shit out of our lead.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Better try harder. You CANNOT miss any of our masterful insight.

MR. F said...

There was a delay?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's try for the first comeback win of the year, since Wednesday ended in failure.

Buck Nekkid said...

Fucking right field padding.

Paul said...

So how do you decide if a comment should go on the gameday thread or twitter?

Buck Nekkid said...

If we say it, it should go on Twitter.

Just sayin'.

NicJ said...

Manny with the English!

Mr. Customer said...

Totally fair.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That WAS fair. Happy 2500 hit, Manny.

Paul said...

Manny crushed that one.

Mr. Customer said...

Awesome that #2500 for one of the best hitters in the game would travel about 20 feet

Dusty Baker said...

Manny's 2500th hit may have been his shortest.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul-

Actually I usually dont' comment all that much during the game on Twitter and instead stay in this space. But since it's the weekend and I don't have anything else to do, my masteful insight is bleeding over to the Twitter feed.

Sometimes I post the same thing but I try not to.

Dusty Baker said...

So Raffy gets his 1500th hit and Manny gets his 2500th in the same game? Cool.

Paul said...

This whole hidden twitter world is weirder than the my Bencio Del Toro dream last night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I cannot imagine Casey Blake in high school.

Dusty Baker said...

Johnson is going limp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's been two hours and we're only halfway through the game. Joe West would be appalled.

I'm going to run that reference into the ground even if it kills me.

Dusty Baker said...

Sons on Twitter:

@sosgsosg

Buck Nekkid said...

Shit.

Mr. Customer said...

Cowboy Joe is about as close to being perpetually pissed off as a human being other than Jeff Kent can be.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a good, timely reference, MLASF - run with it.

(No time pun intended)

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr.C-

Normally I admire that in a person.

Buck Nekkid said...

199

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hanley Ramirez trying to look like Manny Ramirez.

Buck Nekkid said...

200

Dusty Baker said...

Well shit, there was one sporting event I was missing following: LA Galaxy.

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