Sunday, April 11, 2010

Game 6 Thread: April 11 @ Fins, 10a

Charlie Haeger (0-0, -.--) vs. Anibal Sanchez (0-0, -.--).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Last night. At a bar. Dodgers highlights come on the TV. "I wonder if they came back from 4-3?" Then: Ethier RBIs! Bison HR! Woo hoo! But...Sherrill...cue the theme from "Jaws." Oh no. DAMMIT. "Bartender!"

Incredibly, the Dodgers still have a chance to salvage a 3-3 road trip if Haeger's knuckleball can dance in the Florida humidity. Scoring runs doesn't seem to be the problem — it's like the opposite of 2003.

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Dusty Baker said...

Fins to the left of me....fins to the right...I think Charlie's knuckler is the only bait in town.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: Who the fuck are ManUnited?

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal SS
Anderson LF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Belliard 3B
DeWitt 2B
Johnson RF
Ellis C
Haeger P

rbnlaw said...

Hangover thread 2 in effect.
Coffee on board.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't mind me; I'm just cleaning up after last night...taking out the empties.

Bloodys anyone?

Josh S. said...

Fuck yeah B-Team!

It's only happened twice, but I'm already sick of getting walked-off on. At least it can't happen all next week.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still a little foggy as to why Loney, the man with the lowest average of the entire starting eight, is batting cleanup.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm still just a little foggy.

Paul said...

Is this how I want to spend my relaxing Sunday morning? Yes

will I end up cursing at the tv and be anything but relaxed.
Probably.

Paul said...

Ellis and Haeger now that is not the triple aaa battery that I was looking for to get my remote to work this stormy morning.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers...Masters...Lakers...ManU loss...Shaping up to be quite the sports day/day of me sitting on my ass watching events I have no control over.*

*-Other than changing avatars

Wicks said...

I think Ellis and Chuck will be just fine. They were together in AAA, perhaps AJ will be his catcher and we can get Martin a day off every week.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone pls start harping on Anibal Sanchez' name? Maybe note that it sounds more similar to what a female might be named?

dodgerbobble said...

Looks like the DOdger offense has a hangover.

Paul said...

Thanks Marlins. Now I am going to have "return to sender" stuck in my head all day.

Josh S. said...

Anibal Sanchez has a perfect game going! Did you hear? A PERFECT GAME!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haeger's really hitting the spots with the knuckler.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Sons. Now I'm going to have "Fins" stuck in my head all day.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Ardiendo for the Nats already.

vs. J. Santana

Dusty Baker said...

BELLY tooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Best part of a knuckleball pitcher: He could have thrown 30 pitches that inning and he could still give you six more frames.

Dusty Baker said...

BELLY tooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

karen said...

There goes the perfecto

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly 2's on fire.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh Willingham grand slam - 4-0 Nats in the first.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sanchez seriously thinks Belliard might be running?

Dusty Baker said...

That Sanchez has some dirty stuff sometimes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was really hoping that reference would not be made, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

I was hoping so, too, MLASF. Alas, it wasn't to be.

dodgerbobble said...

I haven't heard a George " Highpockets" Kelly reference in a while.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uggla looked ugly with that swing.

Mr. Customer said...

That knuckler is freaky today. Good thing, too.

Dusty Baker said...

U-gg-l-a you ain't gonna hit that way
You Uggla

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I was just thinking that when I hit refresh, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

You got the assist and provided the inspiration, MLASF.

Paul said...

Sanchez, uggla, the only thing left is obligatory Cantu joke.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cantu CAN'T do!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy's cold today. Maybe it's the humidity.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not GA's day either.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Siddown, Ross.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Cody Ross in blackface today??

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haeger's sharp!

Paul said...

Wow Chuck has the right stuff so far.

Neeebs said...

Haeger the not so terrible.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. The pitcher breaks up the perfecto.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haeger making them look foolish! K's the side, and that's 7 K's so far.

Dusty Baker said...

Career high in Ks for Haeger.

He hasn't even broken a sweat yet.Unlike VPad, who somewhere is drenched.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yeah, and that was during warm ups.

Neeebs said...

@DB

Toads always look sweaty.

Mr. Customer said...

showing promise

Dusty Baker said...

Are the Marlins wearing t-shirts today?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for defensive miscues! 2-0 Dodgers!

Mr. Customer said...

Belly!

karen said...

Belly does it again!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Johnson triple!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Suicide squeeze works!

Neeebs said...

Squeeze

karen said...

I love the squeeze play

Dusty Baker said...

Don't squeeze the Charmin! Heall yeah!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Charlie can throw a CGSO and we'll finally take a series for once this season.

Dusty Baker said...

What's over/under on how many times Lyons is going to tell us that Ellis' glvoe looks like a first baseman's glove?

Mr. Customer said...

and then there's the other side of the knuckleball coin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw dammit.

Mr. Customer said...

Coaching visit to the mound? What's he going to tell him?

Mr. Customer said...

well, crap.

karen said...

No lead is safe so far this season

Erin said...

Greetings from Venice!

My favorite part of today's broadcast so far as been Steve Lyons commenting on how he loves the sound when "a guy just stands up there and rips one."

Not loving this inning so far, though.

NicJ said...

THe honeycutt curse continues.

NicJ said...

Man we have been giving up a ton of three run homers this year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that vibe changed dramatically.

NicJ said...

He is still doing better than Padilla.

Mr. Customer said...

@Erin

Buon viaggio a Venezia!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The important thing is to keep him going. No point in taking Charlie out.

Mr. Customer said...

Jesus H, he has absolutely no idea where it's going.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, Venice, Italy, or Venice, CA?

Erin said...

Venice, Italy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Venice, Italy is much more awesome.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm sure there's a way we can make fun of this pitcher using Poe's "Annabel Lee".

Erin said...

So far, yes, I would have to agree. My plane landed here at about one am L.A. time, so I haven't been here too long. But I've seen a lot of the city, and it's pretty cool. Now I'm just trying to stay awake a few more hours so I can attempt to sleep normally. Thank god for MLB.tv working in foreign countries.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It was many and many an inning ago,
In a stadium by the sea,
That a pitcher there lived whom you may know
By the name of Anibal, see;
And this pitcher he lived with no other thought
Than to strike out and be be struck out by Charlie.

Dusty Baker said...

Excellent

Paul said...

I have a bad feeling about this...

NicJ said...

Just need to hold lead till 5th and hope for rain.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh come on, another K-Wild Pitch! I haven't seen one in ages and suddenly there's two in one game.

Paul said...

We might see the first 35k game.

NicJ said...

Maybe we should just set up one of the outfielders on the backstop.

Paul said...

Nice pickoff! KKarma.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's got to be a record for most K-WP's in a game somewhere.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

11 K's through five, and he could still have 2-3 frames left in him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This Marlin defense stinks.

karen said...

Cody!!!

NicJ said...

If there was any doubt that Ross played for the dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

If he'd take some of that shit off his face maybe he could have seen the ball better.

Damon said...

lol cody ross. I'm always like drop it drop it drop it and it's never worked till now. Oh and Haeger is awesome

Paul said...

Lyons is right Dodge stadium will be rockin it will be bitchin.

The ball is in permanent knucleball mode.

Damon said...

in before ellis walk

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Insurance!

Dusty Baker said...

@Damon
Yeah I was yelling "Noonan!" to try to get Ross to drop it and it worked (presumably in conjunction with your "Drop it!" calls).

Mr. Customer said...

hooray for scrubs!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice cut from Haeger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hah. Ellis has three PAs but no ABs.

Paul said...

Dodger stadium. Not sure where Dodge stadium is located.

Damon said...

Haeger has a nice swing. I think he used to be an outfielder

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to send a shoutout to Reed Johnson for wearing his uni the old way - the right way.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Not to be confused with Doges stadium.

Damon said...

lyons trying to say we should pitch hit for haeger. does he not remember that our bullpen is sucking ass

Dusty Baker said...

I think Dodge Stadium is on the outskirts of a ghost town somewhere in Arizona. After the silver mine went bust, the team moved to St. Louis.

Dusty Baker said...

Doges Stadium being right down the street from where Erin is now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Holy crap, how much of this are we going to see?

Dusty Baker said...

That's 12 the hard way.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Doge's Stadium gift shop.

Best. Hats. Ever.

NicJ said...

Man that last strikeout knuckleball looked like a whiffleball

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh for the love of crap.

MR. F said...

MATTHEW!!!

NicJ said...

Uggh

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw dammit. Fucking Ross, I knew it was a matter of time.

NicJ said...

All the runs for both teams are being scored in the same innings.

Dusty Baker said...

Not to get all Joe West, but let's finish (win) this damn game so I can concentrate on golf.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw crap.

NicJ said...

What the hell now charlies getting squeezed.

Mr. Customer said...

Now we're into their bullpen.

That's good.

But now they're probably into ours as well.

That's bad.

NicJ said...

Two men on base. Surprisingly no three run bomb.

Paul said...

Nice play Chuck. Good grief Matt!

Steve Sax said...

5-4 Dodgers, we'll need at least two more runs

Paul said...

Dusty

it would be hard to get all Joe West. He is a large man.

Steve Sax said...

It sure is breezy out there. But I hope not Flat Breezy.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't look now but Fred Couples just two off the lead (-9). Shaping up to be a great day of golf. And a great day of gin.

Josh S. said...

Anibal out. He 'ates it when a plan doesn't come together.

Dusty Baker said...

Surprised all the padding didn't fall out when Ross ran into the wall.

MR. F said...

And Cody Ross makes the defensive play, too. Bastard.

MR. F said...

Get back that run you gave us, Matt.

MR. F said...

That's a start.

MR. F said...

Damnit MATTHEW!

NicJ said...

Kemp is putting on a show today. A bad one.

Paul said...

Light the incense Jeff is pitching. FSU in the house.

karen said...

Not a good way to start Weaver

Paul said...

Jeff is taking this pitching from the stretch a little to far.

Dusty Baker said...

Marlins fans so sparse and lame that it doesn't even boo on opposing pitchers' throws to first.

Dusty Baker said...

At first I thought there was indeed some booing, but then noted it was just the wind whistling through a nearly empty stadium.

*tumbleweeds*

Mr. Customer said...

edge of my seat, here.

Paul said...

Just walk Cantu so you can feel comfortable Jeff.

Bring the RAIN!!

NicJ said...

Quick someone rip the padding down in the outfield. Maybe the rain will come in during the delay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKIIEIGAKASJFLKAHJF

Mr. Customer said...

shit on a stick

karen said...

SHIT SHIT SHIT

MR. F said...

I hate the Marlins.

Paul said...

Shit. I feel sick.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I bet the rain starts right now. As Tiger Woods would say, you suck, goddammit.

Dusty Baker said...

There is no way we get through a full season with this bargain basement pitching staff. Or, we get through the season with this staff, but poorly.

NicJ said...

I have very little faith I the dodgers ability to bounce back from this.

Mr. Customer said...

@Nic

Oh, I think the can scratch out a couple more runs.

Sadly, I think the fish probably can as well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when we led this game 4-0? Good times.

Dusty Baker said...

Those of you in the greater LA area may have just noted a large sound emanating from the San Gabriel Valley. That was me screaming at the telly.

You will now hear me opening my first beer of the day.

Paul said...

Marlins bullpen should give us a chance.

Mr. Customer said...

^they

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly and Kuo are coming back soon, so I'm not too worried.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Loney provides hope.

Mr. Customer said...

Loney's keeping that flicker of hope alive.

The Delino said...

the sound didn't make it toculver city. Watching the game on the mlb at bat on ny droid makes it less frustrating

Dusty Baker said...

Keep hope alive!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DeWitt homer. Right here.

Paul said...

Well there are a lot of good hitters on the bench.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tiger Woods: You suck, goddammit.

Mr. Customer said...

DeWhiff

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well our hope is waning fast.

Paul said...

Reed Johnson homrun right here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looping liner from Johnson. Ethier batting for Ellis.

Paul said...

I will take it!

MR. F said...

Okay we're in business. Come on Andre!

Dusty Baker said...

Andre Ethier: HR right here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre's batting .429 against Hensley.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw fuck.

Mr. Customer said...

*le sigh*

MR. F said...

Sigh.

Paul said...

Man I am depressed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is the worst week ever. We should be 5-1, not 2-4.

NicJ said...

I miss Kuo and Bellisario.

Paul said...

Yeah Belly looked like me running out of the bar the other night. Nice play though

karen said...

Belly is awesome today

Mr. Customer said...

Time to nut up, boys

Paul said...

Rally time!!!

NicJ said...

Man the HR is killing us this year. I'm tired of teams getting more runs than hits while we have to get 10+ hits to scratch out 5 runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Count runs full. C'mon Russell, don't try to be a hero.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew. Martin walks.

Dusty Baker said...

Good AB, Russ.

MR. F said...

Good at-bat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Again with the bunting.

Paul said...

2-0. Come on fookie!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Son of a bitch.

MR. F said...

Funny. I thought I saw Furcal strikeout on that pitch a couple innings ago.

Paul said...

Wow that was disappointing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES! GA KEEPS HOPE ALIVE!!

Mr. Customer said...

Why isn't Manny in for GA?

Paul said...

GA where have you been all my life?!?

Mr. Customer said...

Little late on that call, Mr. C

MR. F said...

Because GA keeps the inning going!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon Kemp, just a fly ball to score Martin. That's all. Tie this bitch up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp can't handle sliders.

MR. F said...

Redemption time, please.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You suck, goddammit.

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