Saturday, May 01, 2010

Game 24 Thread: May 1 vs. Pirates, 7p

Carlos Monasterios (1-0, 1.69) vs. Zach Duke (2-2, 6.11).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Congratulations, Carlos Monasterios. You're this year's version of Ronald Belisario, but even Belly didn't get a start last year. True, injuries to Vicente Padilla and Jeff Weaver as well as the doubleheader in New York have basically forced Joe Torre to start you, but your relief appearance against the Nationals didn't hurt. And pitching against the Pirates should help. Just watch out for...

163 comments:

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

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

I want this lineup because of Monny.

Dusty Baker said...

I respectfully retract my lineup post in the recent non-GT in order to defer to my esteemed colleague MFGTAW.

rbnlaw said...

Hey MFGTAW,
Isn't your record as line-up poster pretty good?

Here's to our favorite cereal pitcher getting his first win as a starter.

rbnlaw said...

The floor recognizes Mr. Baker's request and gives the time to MFGTAW.

Sir, you have the floor.

rbnlaw said...

*make that chair recognizes. The floor was busy being, well, the floor.

Please, no fists through it.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I'm 1-2 so far (though one of the losses was Sax reposting my lineup).

Dusty Baker said...

On the way to the park. I yield the balance of my time but reserve such time as may be necessary to post masterful insight/useless snark and/or lame references from my iPhone.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Since we're using a lot of jargon reminiscent of lawyers, anyone want to figure out what this means?

8F of MLB CBA Joint Drug Agreement: A Player on the Administrative Track for the use or possession of marijuana shall not be subject to suspension. The Player will be subject to fines, which shall be progressive and which shall not exceed $25,000 for any particular violation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Player who participates in the sale or distribution (as those terms are used in the criminal code) of marijuana will be subject to the discipline set forth in Section 8.E above.

http://bit.ly/CEGZy

rbnlaw said...

The chair duly notes Mr.Baker's reservations and awaits his snarkiness.

rbnlaw said...

@MFGTAW:
Basically, it says if you're smoking it, it will cast you. If you're selling it, you're out. In other words, pot's OK. Just smoke it.

I think Lambo was probably on the meth.

rbnlaw said...

^cost you. Damn Budweiser.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I thought so, rbn. The part that confuses me is what could put a player on the "Administrative track."

Josh S. said...

Still jumping to yesterday's widget.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

If it's not pot, then things get even worse for Lambo. Cannabis is largely forgivable, especially in California. Other drugs of abuse listed include cocaine, LSD, heroin, ecstasy, PCP, and morphine, all of which are incredibly dangerous drugs.

rbnlaw said...

I would imagine once you're "caught," you're on the track.

Funny we didn't hear much about Lambo being "on track."

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Then again, this is the MLB CBA. Things might be different for the MiLB CBA, as Lambo is not on the 40-man and therefore subject to MiLB rules.

The league also does not reveal the specific drug that came positive. It's all just speculation for us.

rbnlaw said...

As Dusty says, I'm not above speculation. I have a feeling the CBA for the minors isn't much different as it relates to drugs. In fact, it might be even stricter. On the bright side, everyone loves a comeback story. See: Josh Hamilton

Dusty Baker said...

Just was listening to Nats v Fish. Guys were talking about N. Morgan. They said he really reminded them of Juan Pierre, except with a better throwing arm and more power at bat. Sooooo...how is that comparison again?

Dusty Baker said...

You're right, RB, folks love them a comeback story.

Except I hate the Josh Hamilton comeback story, because I woulr like to have a beer with him and not have to hear about his saviour.

rbnlaw said...

In other news: Thierry Henry said to be coming to MLS at the end of this season. Time for the Galaxy to step up and sign him. If they do, I swear I'll be at most home games.

Gooooo Goooners!

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

It's also supposed to be his second positive result, so that might result in suspension.

I can't find the MiLB CBA. I'll I've got to go on is the MLB CBA. And from what I've read, there's nothing saying that a second positive result for drugs of abuse means suspension, let alone for pot.

rbnlaw said...

Dusty, Funny how you and I are almost always on the same page.

The difference is our football preferences. That's why we have Mr.C. Spurs in the top 4?

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I hope Lambo does not end up doing body shots off ranom women.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

*random

rbnlaw said...

MFGTAW,
As I suspected. Minor league ball is much stricter on drug use punishment. If it was a PED, he'd be out for twice as many games. Like I said, probably meth or possibly unprescribed pain killers.

The shame is the kid was on top of the prospect list. Look out for Gordon getting into trouble.

rbnlaw said...

MFGTAW,
What if the woman is carefully selected?

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Eh. Carefully selective women take the fun out of relapsing. Just ask Josh Hamilton!

rbnlaw said...

His savior chooses his wimmen now.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

I'll be @ every Galaxy match if Henry comes to the squad. Gooner or no, I've always rated him one of best players I've ever seen and a class act.

Plus, I need to thank him for all the fantasy points I got off him over the years, after Arsene converted him from a winger.

cc: Mr. C

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

I'm out. Crossing the orange curtain into Irvine. I will proudly wear my Dodger cap and jacket. If I get any flack from those OCers, I'll just point out their disparaging loss at the hands of a Johnny Damon walk-off homer.

rbnlaw said...

MFGTAW,
Coming to my part of the world whilst I go off to Chino Hills for a birthday. I'll be reppin' the Blue as well. Pissing off Angel fans is what I do.

Paul said...

Before I have a Shandy Gaff I popped open a Buffalo Bill's Orangle Blossom Cream Ale.

I am not to big on sweet beers but this one is not bad.

Okay need to go to the whiskey bar later to man up.

rbnlaw said...

Dusty,
The family will be decked out in Galaxy "Henry" jerseys when that happens.

Watching Burnley/Birmingham. Terrible game.

Mr. Customer said...

So that's why my ears were burning. Headed to the stadium now.

What section are you in dusty?

Paul said...

Re: Game Threat and Stevie

I hope Monster stays gold tonight.

rbnlaw said...

We've got to get our Anglophillic arses together for a game and Shortstop visit. $2 PBR's were meant to be shared; football meant to be debated.

So let it be written; so let it be done. (my new catchphrase)

Paul said...

I can't contribute much to the football conversation but I can help with that PBR.

Mr. Customer said...

@rb

Funny, we were just having a conversation about Yul Brenner.

rbnlaw said...

Paul,
Trust the internets for some background. The EPL is Fan-Tasitic.

Mr. C:
The pharaoh is pleased.

Paul said...

k time to head out, Monster will be on left and Lebron on my right. I will be stuck in the middle with a brew.

rbnlaw said...

BURNLEY GOAL!! Go Clarets! Back to the Championship Division.

Welcome back Magpies!

rbnlaw said...

Well played Paul. Well played.
Gerry Rafferty would be proud.

We'll call if we need help with that PBR.

rbnlaw said...

Lots of big hitters either out for the game or at the game.

I've got 30 min, then I'm gone. Just sayin'.

Mr. Customer said...

Team Customer has mobile capabilities tonight.

rbnlaw said...

Team Law does not. We're out of here soon.

It's time for Dodger Baseball!

karina said...

will i be alone here? where are the girls? Erin, Betsy, Karen, Meaniebreanie, Julie?

Paul said...

May the Blue be with you Rbn.

I am rockin the brooklyn Robinson t-shirt.

Paul said...

I will drop in from time to time to check Mr. C's pulse.

karen said...

@karina

I'm here

karen said...

1st pitch....Good luck everybody!

NicJ said...

luckily the bases were empty.

karen said...

McCutchen again

NicJ said...

BP fastballs

Paul said...

I will chalk up this first inning wildness to butterflies

NicJ said...

not too bad of a first inning.

karina said...

Epale Karen!

I´m starting to hate McCutchen

NicJ said...

You only have to deal with him for a little while longer Orel. Until he is traded to the Phils for nothing.

David said...

Gameday isn't updating for me after Loney's 5th pitch...I hope he's done something.

NicJ said...

Fly ball out.

David said...

Dang it!

Mr. Customer said...

Man, I my be starting to get a bit of a hangnail.

Josh S. said...

Hey y'all. Not happy we didn't score in the first, but it looks likes it's only a matter of time.

Holy crap that was a beauty of a curve by C'Mon!

Josh S. said...

Lastings Plunkage.

NicJ said...

I thought C'mons great attribute was that he threw alot of strikes.

Josh S. said...

Monasterios vs. Cedeno, just for karina.

NicJ said...

Jeeze, wildman on the mound.

David said...

Yikes, two HPB in one inning.

karen said...

Monny channeling Don Drysdale

Josh S. said...

Settle down, Monny. Save these plunkings for a team we hate more that the Bucs.

NicJ said...

time for LaRoche to kill the dodgers.

Steve Dittmore said...

Non-Dodger news. Twitter going crazy as NYPD has evacuated Times Square will (apparently) confirmation of explosives inside an SUV.

David said...

Monny pulling a Houdini.

NicJ said...

I guess Andy is still a dodger at heart, grounds out with the bases juiced

Steve Dittmore said...

sorry... with not will

karina said...

@Josh he's practicing for the Jints

Monasterios vs Cedeño, i thought Bravos de Margarita vs Tigres de Aragua :)

David said...

Oh wow, yikes about Times Square.

karina said...

Venezuelan pop culture info: Cedeño married a Chica Polar and forbid her to work with them.

Josh S. said...

OK, let's stay off the tight rope this inning.

NicJ said...

Cmon not getting a very kind strikezone.

NicJ said...

that was a very good pitch.

NicJ said...

good inning C-Money

Josh S. said...

Yay! No tightrope!

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck, are wegoing to hit against this patheticteam or what

karen said...

1-2-3 inning for Monny even tho he's pitching from behind to most (all) the batters

Mr. Customer said...

Time for runs

Josh S. said...

C'Mon!!!!

Nice.

NicJ said...

C-money showing the rest of the lineup how its done.

karen said...

A hit for Monny...get the ball

Josh S. said...

Does Monny have effed up teeth, or is he doing something weird with his tongue?

NicJ said...

how many times is Reed going to strike out on a check swing?

Josh S. said...

I miss XPaul. He should be the everyday starter until Manny comes back.

Josh S. said...

Heh. Suck it, Andy.

NicJ said...

Yeah i saw that josh, its either the largest gap between his bottom two front teeth or they are just missing.

NicJ said...

DRE!!!!!

karen said...

DREEEEEE!!!!!!

karina said...

C'mon Dre, tie this game!

Mr. Customer said...

DRE!!!!!

karina said...

I love when baseball players exceed my expectations

A Delino said...

I just posted all of these in the wrong game thread. I am Smart. S-M-R-T.

A Delino said...

A Delino is here!
A powerful hit!
An offensive triumph.

Joe Torre's horse finished behind my schnauzer mix.

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Ugly hit = a hit

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GGGGGOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Pitcher's getting on bag always F's with the opposing pitcher's head.

Nice smack.

NicJ said...

maybe that little dunker will unplug Mattie's mini slump.

Paul said...

I could get use to these three run homeruns! Carlos the rally starter!

NicJ said...

Carlos Rallystartios?

A Delino said...

Milledge is a f'ing punk.

NicJ said...

Im taking thats because of his met days, delino.

NicJ said...

three runs and duke threw a lot of pitches. Nice.

Josh S. said...

Delino was victimized by the browser-farking Accuscore widget of death.

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karina said...

Monasterios, still pitching his first MLB start, has more nicknames than any other Dodger, so far:

Monny, Monster Cheerios, C'Mon and Carlos Rallystartios. Another one?

A Delino said...

Off topic.

As much as I loved his rap career and acting in STEEL, Shaq doesn't seem to have much left to give any team. Except for the amusement of watching him at the free throw line.

NicJ said...

C'mon is pretty fast.

Josh S. said...

In Spring Training I called him Monasteri0.00s because of his ERA early on.

NicJ said...

What about Carlos Manyhitbypitchios.

karina said...

Take care of Cedeño, Monny

karina said...

@nic j @Josh S awesome!

NicJ said...

Cedno didnt get a hit, but may have taken the potential win away from Cmon by driving up his pitch count.

karina said...

@nic J let's not freak out, he'll get that win

karina said...

Dodgers bats, get insurance for Monster Cherios win!

NicJ said...

Man, Duke is really getting corners tonight.

NicJ said...

Torre said he would be at a 70-75 pitch limit and he is at 73 right now. fingers crossed.

karina said...

@Nic J i didn't know about his pitch count but maybe he'll get a few pitches to earn a win.

After all, Joe Torre is experimenting with the idea of turning flesh into rubber, for his use of Tron lately.

NicJ said...

he is batting for himself so thats a good sign.

Josh S. said...

Cantbuntasterios.

NicJ said...

wooooooo more runs!!

Paul said...

MonoStereo still in high definition

Hire Karina as a scout tonight!

NicJ said...

stupid LaRoche.

NicJ said...

Thats what happens when you always pull the ball russ. The infield knows where you are trying to go with it.

Josh S. said...

I'll take the one run.

Paul said...

What wait...huh?

Blah I wanted Mon stares at goats to get the W.

karen said...

R. Ortiz 1-2-3??

NicJ said...

haha, so if Ortiz goes two innings or so he will get the win. That is if he doesnt give up the lead. Which is possible.

A Delino said...

Anyone got the Mayweather fight?

karina said...

I'm not sure if that was Ortiz on the mound

Josh S. said...

I guess I get pulling Monstro, to preserve him for bullpen use, but it still sucks to deny him the win.

NicJ said...

Atdhe.net you should be able to find someone streaming it not exactly leagaly.

A Delino said...

$65 for pay per view is just a wee bit steep.

Paul said...

@Delino

I agree especially to watch Mayweather probably play peek a boo round after round.

karen said...

Ortiz strikes out the side??!!!

karina said...

try this:

http://www.jumptvlatino.com/es/video-player/meridianotv/

(if you don't mind commentary in Spanish)

Steve Sax said...

4-1? Fuck yeah!

NicJ said...

5 K's after 7 batters, yup Ortiz is getting the win tonight a long as he doesn't blowup.

NicJ said...

Hoffman finally doesnt blow a save, pads lose.

NicJ said...

baseball tonight just gave Monasterios credit for all of Ortizes K's. Ha!

karina said...

Sorry about that link, the fight will be available in the same link in a while.

Josh S. said...

I get it now. Ortiz is this year's Mota. We're all calling for his head at the beginning of the season, and then he figures something out to make himself into a serviceable middle reliever.

NicJ said...

So what happens when weaver comes back in a few days.

NicJ said...

LA is finally taking it to Philly. Galaxy up on Union 3-0

NicJ said...

Charge the mound BOWA!!!

Josh S. said...

Huh? What's all this about?

Josh S. said...

HA HA! Throw at Dre, will you?!

karen said...

That's showing him Andre

NicJ said...

the pirates are mad that we are occupying their basement space in the national league.

Josh S. said...

BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL!

Fuck you, Taschner.

NicJ said...

Carrasco should be wearing yellow sani's

karina said...

King James is starting to like homemade food!

Josh S. said...

LIMA TIME!!!

A Delino said...

Got to watch some of the fight. I think it was legal. I think.

Josh S. said...

DSBG sighting. I wonder if Dusty is trying to track him down.

A Delino said...

I always feel good to see a man older than me at the plate.

A Delino said...

Nowadays... it's so rare

Jon said...

I dig Vinny's nickname for Troncoso - 711. Open all days, haha. Classic.

David said...

Ortiz deserved the win tonight. I think we'll have to consider the possibility that he might not actually suck so much

A Delino said...

That's the news and I am out of here...

Orel said...

PGTUP!