Sunday, May 02, 2010

Game 25 Thread: May 2 vs. Pirates, 1p

Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 2.36) vs. Jeff Karstens (0-0, 2.70).

Gameday

COMMENTS: Before this series started, thirty percent of you thought the Dodgers would win it, three games to one. Here's the Dodgers' chance to prove you correct. If Kuroda can deliver another quality start (as opposed to a Quality Start), with Chad Billingsley starting to find his groove, will the month of May reverse the curse of the Dodgers' awful 9-14 April?

Also: Lakers vs. Jazz, 7:30p PT on TNT. Go Purple & Gold!

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Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Paul LF
Martin C
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Belliard 3B
DeWitt 2B
Carroll SS
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

What I'm listening to this morning:

http://baseballrecordings.com/Brooklyn%20Dodgers%20Jump.mp3

Mr. Customer said...

XP leading off?

Intriguing.

Dusty Baker said...

XP indeed. Late Windows 7 adapter?

Josh S. said...

If XP can manage 95 to 98 RBI this season, that'll be OK by ME.

Dusty Baker said...

"Torre: Vicente Padilla not likely to pitch for the Dodgers in May"

[Via TBLA]

Dusty Baker said...

Ok folks, I've just seen something that requires me to hit the gin early. Breaks down like this. LAA v DET broadcast just now. (New Jersey Angels of Hoboken losing 4-0 nil - suck it!) Coors Ligh Freeze Cam segment. Some Styx "Paradise Theater" concert tee looking guy gets hit with foul ball. Seatmates administer cold can of Coors Light to kid's head. Sweartogod. And that was the Freeze Cam moment. New low.

Steve Sax said...

Product placement. It's all about product placement.

Steve Sax said...

I actually think I'll be able to watch the games this afternoon, toggling among Dodgers, Lakers, and Call of Duty MW2.

Dusty Baker said...

Wow Sax, you're really making the most of your Sunday. Hat trick of fun! Do they have picture in picture in picture?

Dusty Baker said...

We could also do a quick round of Assassin's Circle.

Paul said...

@Sax

Nice!

@DB

I will be sponsored today by Sam Adams and a Red Tail left over.

@Josh re: XP

Awesome! He might be the vista to the future.

Paul said...

I wonder if we are going to see the Monster Mash again now the Padilla is stuck in the lab for another month.

Paul said...

okay I really sponsored by Starbucks this afternoon.

I am doing a reply to a response.

A response to a Petition.

A Petition to a reply of a response or something lke that.

Orel said...

Edwin Jackson has given up 7 ER in 3.0 innings so far in Chicago.

Small Sample Size said...

Today, Since we are throwing out sponsors, SSS will be at work until 9 cdt. I will then be sponsored by Miller High Life Light. (its the champagne of beer). Go Dodgers, F**k the Gnats.

Dusty Baker said...

SSS-

They make Miller High Life Light? Doesn't this directly compete with Miller Lite, a product that Miller-Coors also makes? I need to re-watch "Beer Wars" I guess.

Dusty Baker said...

Some Diet Coke up in dis bish while I work through some issues brought on by massive consumption yesterday.

Small Sample Size said...

@ DB. They do indeed. It is in a silver can. Red lettering. Cost is $8.79 for an 18 pack at Oscars liquor in Maumelle. I need to be drinking water. Drank way too many cold ones this weekend fighting through 2 days of Tornados.

Dusty Baker said...

I bought my first legal booze at Oscar's Liquor, SSS. Thanks for taking me back to 1991.

Dusty Baker said...

Sickness! Kobe en fuego.

Dusty Baker said...

This Kobe kid...gonna be good some day.

Steve Sax said...

All you guys have inspired me to crack open a cold one. Starting with a Pacifico, bottled.

I read somewhere about the chemicals in canned beer being bad for you? Is this true?

Steve Sax said...

Kobe is jutting out his jaw...bad news for Utah

Steve Sax said...

28-21 Lakers, 1:50 1st

Dusty Baker said...

I truly haven't had a can of beer in years. Maybe the odd Miller Lite on the golf course when it was 104 and that's what the cart girl had. On the other hand, I am having a Diet Coke out of a can.

Steve Sax said...

Who is Jeff Karstens?

Small Sample Size said...

@ Steve Sax

Hogwash!!!!!!! That is west coast bias!!! They would never mention such a thing in Arkansas! :)

@ DB

Oscars is the place! Same location, some things never change.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny! Let's go Blue!

Orel said...

Lakers up 8 in the second.

Steve Sax said...

Ah shit, I just realized I was watching the Lake Show delayed on the DVR.

Phil Jackson just called the Jazz "a bunch of strippers"

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Hiroki...let's turn McCutcheon back into McCutcheon not Roger Maris.

Steve Sax said...

Down goes Milledge!

Paul said...

Lakers...Sox....Dodgers..work...Lakers...Sox.....Dodgers..work.

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt almost blows thd Iwamura infield popup

Steve Sax said...

Wow, crowd looks really sparse at the Stadium

Steve Sax said...

Nice first inning Hiro! 0-0

Mr. Customer said...

Nice work by Hiro.

Dusty Baker said...

SSS-

On the other hand, Lake LIquor is now a huge megamart; I remember it when it was a little cinder block liquor store. I would have to get some El Camino driving, mullet having, Molly Hatchet concert tee wearing kind of dude to go buy some Beast for me.

Mr. Customer said...

It was a pretty light crowd last night, too.

Bad opponent + bad record, I suppose

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I like how you only mentioned work once.

Josh S. said...

Grrr...itching to get Home and crack open a beer now.

Dusty Baker said...

The beer guy was saying last night that he thought the fight kept the crowd down, too.

Paul said...

XP warning track power.

Small Sample Size said...

@ DB

True enough. Lake is the big boy. Here is where we get made fun of DB. You know what festival is in Conway this weekend don't you? I will let you type out the name, and prepare for the jokes to fly!

Paul said...

Andre looks locked in right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Toad Suck Daze!

Sad to say I was at the very first one.

Paul said...

Will Ohman on the mound right now for B-More.

Orel said...

Lakers by 11. Dodgers by 0.

Small Sample Size said...

Exactly DB! The home of fried....anything you want!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, can anyone really vouch for Bing?

Never tried it.

Paul said...

Ortiz vs Ohman.

I haven't so many bad pitches and bad swings in a single AB.

Ohman wins the battle.

Kuroda is looking good but can't help to think Furcal might have snagged that one.

Orel said...

Apparently Andy Garcia is readying for a move to the North Pole.

Steve Sax said...

Andy Garcia looks like a homeless guy with that beard

Orel said...

I can vouch for Bing cherries...delicious.

Small Sample Size said...

20 pitches through 2.

Hiro is my hero

Steve Sax said...

That Deron Williams guy is pretty good.

Paul said...

When do the Dodgers get a Sunday Night Game for crying outloud?

Does Joe Morgan pick the games?

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Kemp

Paul said...

I think Matt is due...

Dusty Baker said...

Wasn't at all impressed with Bing on my iPhone. Deleted it after not very long.

Josh S. said...

Bing's pretty good for finding a price.

And beating his kids.

Steve Sax said...

It's another NL East game on Sunday night. What a surprise.

Kemp coaxes a walk, but Colletti criticizes him anyway for trotting to first base.

Orel said...

LOLO! 1-0 Dodgers

Mr. Customer said...

The dreaded/vaunted lead-off walk.

Orel said...

Who's seeing Iron Man 2?

Sons of said...

Nice!

Paul said...

James swing is sweeter than a bing cherry.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

There's an Iron Man TWO?!?!?!

Sons of said...

Orel, no I'm not seeing Iron Man 2 right now. But I plan to soon.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange Iron Man talkie you speak of?

#FuckComicBookMovies

#HaveSomeNewIdeasHollywood

Steve Sax said...

I'm not a ScarJo fan, but having her in Black Widow's catsuit = win.

Dusty Baker said...

^At risk of pissing off virtually everyone

Eric Karros said...

Oops, that was me commenting under the SoSG corporate account. My bad.

Now I'm gonna hear it from HR.

Orel said...

DeHitt RBI. 2-0 Dodgers. Is the offense back?

Steve Sax said...

Well done, DeWitt!

2-0 Dodgers

Mr. Customer said...

Joyce!

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, why the hating on comic books? Did they run out of books before you got to Free Comic Book Day yesterday?

Orel said...

EK, I hope you turned off the lights at SoSG World Headquarters.

Paul said...

@EK

I thought the end was near.

@DB

I totally agree. Remaking Karate Kid and Footloose.

Jeez enough already.

Dusty Baker said...

No no - I said comic book MOVIES!

Steve Sax said...

I love how even Vin gave Carroll effort points, since expectations are so low. "Not enough to advance the runner, but he tried."

Steve Sax said...

Eight-pt lakes lead

Paul said...

When does Aquaman get his movie?

Eric Karros said...

Did Mr C just make a Three's Company reference?

Orel, I forgot my badge so couldn't get in the building. Harold the security guy wouldn't let me in without it even though he sees me come in every day.

Steve Sax said...

Gasol was raped there

Orel said...

"With a name like 'Jaramillio,' you would expect him to have been born out of this country." —Vin

Really?

Orel said...

Harold is a bastard like that.

Dusty Baker said...

SoSG World Headquarters must be a highly-secure installation. Is it in a heavily-wooded area in northern Virginia? Most of your projects totally off book?

Steve Sax said...

@DB: yeah, there are a lot of comic book movies. But as long as they're more like Dark Knight, XMen, and Spidey 1/2 (not 3), I'm okay with it. Daredevil, Watchmen: I can do without those.

Eric Karros said...

Where was he born?

Paul said...

I am glad Vinny isn't working for USCIS, I don't know where my SS card is right now.

Josh S. said...

Moviefone accidentally sold me tickets to Aaron Mantooth.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I was questioning Vin on that, too. I might think that the name might be a rarity in Wisconsin, but certainly not in the US, modernly.

Orel said...

Vin really defending DeWitt not turning the DP there.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

There's an Iron Man TWO?!?!?!

Steve Sax said...

@EK: Harold is a stickler. But only because he's seen your Internet surfing log.

NicJ said...

Lakers only up 8 at the half after shooting 60%.
thats not really that good.

Orel said...

@EK "Where was he born?"

Racine, Wisconsin

Eric Karros said...

SoSG World Headquarters is very high security. We are not allowed to reveal its location.

Except that time we held the Manatee tryouts in my cube.

Paul said...

Loney-Dewitt-Carroll-Belly.

One of these things is not like the other things.

NicJ said...

you know, i really dont like the fact that kemp doesnt bother to back up the throw to second untill its already botched.

Orel said...

Doesn't McCutchen kill us?

Eric Karros said...

Harold always goes on a little power trip whenever I forget my badge.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like McCutcheon just killed himself.

Orel said...

Kuroda should have stepped on the inside of the bag there.

NicJ said...

fuck i think mccutchen hurt hiroki.

Eric Karros said...

Thankfully McCutchen is not McClutchen.

Paul said...

McCutchen has had a rough series...with a name like that he must be from across the pond.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah this McCutcheon kid clearly immigrated to this country on his own, seeking to leech off the system and take our jobs away.

Orel said...

XP 3B!

MR. F said...

XP!

Dusty Baker said...

Unix!

NicJ said...

dont strand the lead off triple please.

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Windows 7!

Orel said...

LeBron with two earrings...weird.

Dusty Baker said...

still halftime?

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier in the zone. Every swing is sweet, sweet music.

karen said...

ANDRE!!!!

NicJ said...

success! im not sure how to deal with this.

Orel said...

3-0 Dodgers. Will we have a winning record against the Pirates this season?

Eric Karros said...

did something good just happen?

Mr. Fist Going Through a Wall said...

Everything's coming up Milhouse!

Paul said...

Andre looks like he is hurting.

Eric Karros said...

Did you know: Matt Kemp and Jeff Karstens have birthdays on consecutive days?

NicJ said...

damn, kemp hits it hard and only gets a force play.

Nice hit though.

karen said...

Matty stung that pitch, maybe the drought will be over soon

Steve Sax said...

How did we get run #3?

Orel said...

Kemp CS

Eric Karros said...

Ethier RBI single

NicJ said...

someone needs to teach kemp that stealing bases isnt just about pure speed, you have to actually read the pitcher too.

Dusty Baker said...

Or they just need to stop sending Kemp. He has no idea what he's doing. Too bad we don't have one of the most prolific base stealers on the coaching staff.

Paul said...

Who would have thought James would be better at stealing bases than Matthew.

NicJ said...

DB, Torre has said before that Kemp has the green light to steal always unless told otherwise. I think they need to tell him otherwise now.

Dusty Baker said...

Right-o, Nic.

It's weird because Mrs. Dusty in law was JSUT asking me re Kemp and if he had a greenlight or what. THen I refreshed and read your post.

NicJ said...

Kemp now leads the league in CS

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty in law: "McCutchen and Milledge look like real pirates."

I'm surprised Vin hasn't said he can't tell those guys apart.

Dusty Baker said...

Lakers game back on for 2nd half now.

Steve Sax said...

Lakers game is back up

Steve Sax said...

3-1, laRoche RBI

Steve Sax said...

Shoot, DB, we are simpatco again

Steve Sax said...

3-1 LA after 3.5 innings

lakers up by 11

Steve Sax said...

Matthews just took about 7 steps there

Steve Sax said...

8:00 in 3rd, Lakers by 9

Paul said...

Bing Cherry up.

Orel said...

Caught, but Loney is still tagging it. Good to see.

Paul said...

damn barely missed that one.

Paul said...

Can the Rockies win today?

I sure hope so.

Steve Sax said...

I CANNOT WAIT to find out what new shaving breakthrough Gilette will unveil June 6th.

The anticipation is killing me.

Dusty Baker said...

We're almost getting all of a lot of pitches. Almost.

Steve Sax said...

Loney is in the top seven or so in the league for hits

Steve Sax said...

Carroll almost hit in the ondeck circle, but luckily his wide eyes saw that foul ball coming.

Dusty Baker said...

The only shaving breakthrough I will pay attention to is one that doesn't involve me ever having to shave again or that doesn't involve spending $23.99 on three blades that last maybe a week each.

A Delino said...

HUGE ERROR

Eric Karros said...

Kobe hit a ridiculous shot to put Lakers back up by 9.

Steve Sax said...

E6 pirates

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, ruled a basehit

Dusty Baker said...

Carroll is growing Casey's beard.

Josh S. said...

I'm having an Iron Man 2 tie-in for lunch.

karen said...

Scorekeeper being a bit generous

Orel said...

Utah within 3.

Eric Karros said...

Oooh, Utah hits consecutive 3's

3 pt differential.

Dusty Baker said...

"a bit charitable" Vin re: that being ruled a base hit.

Paul said...

Gotta love baseball

Dodgers tagged two balls and then the Pirates double over.

Orel said...

Refs are letting them play. We may see weapons on the court soon.

Steve Sax said...

Jamey's got a...hit! How refreshing

Dusty Baker said...

Taco Bell has a new product out. Do they just put all their menu items in a randomizer and it spits out new names for new products, but using the same ingredients they already offered?

NicJ said...

SOB lakers.

Orel said...

Lakers back up by 9. Fish has his Kobe face on!

Steve Sax said...

Double pump long range shot by Fish...goes! And a followup drive and one

Mr. Customer said...

My multitasking effort is not going according to plan.

Steve Sax said...

Back to five pt Lakers lead

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Aren't all Taco Bell products essentially the same items in different configurations?

Steve Sax said...

Gasol owns Boozer.

Kuroda grounds out to strand two . 3-1 after four

Eric Karros said...

Yeah Fisher's penultimate shot had no arc but somehow it went in

Josh S. said...

They gotta get Hiro to stop swinging at everything.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Mr. C. Yet I can't stop buying their food.

Eric Karros said...

Kia crew on ABC!

Steve Sax said...

I love the magazines in that State Farm ad. Tempo, Sports World, and News.

Dusty Baker said...

Tortada.

Cross between a tortilla and a tostada?

Paul said...

Yeah but the nacho cheese beef frappacino is where i draw the line.

A Delino said...

To use a quote from my Dad... though it wasn't about this team... or any sport for that matter...
It helps when you're fighting the Pirates.

Steve Sax said...

Stallone looks rather puffy in the face.

Steve Sax said...

Bynum actually made a nice shot! Wow

Steve Sax said...

I think I am frying my directv remote

Dusty Baker said...

Stallone just ate 4 gorditas.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax-

Are you still triple-tasking?

A Delino said...

A good Iron Man tie in would involve more Russian foods for Whiplash. or slut-themed foods for Black Widow

Steve Sax said...

Kuroda with an easy fifth, 3-1 dodgers after 4.5

Josh S. said...

Dodger pitching: Now with 100% less implosion.

Dusty Baker said...

"Great Laker defense!" - Not said often. Then of course we turned right around and gave up the open shot after the in-bounds.

Steve Sax said...

Let's finish the third qtr strong, Lakers (6 pt lead) (now 8

Josh S. said...

The Whiplash Whopper is just a renamed Angry Whopper.

Paul said...

@Delino

I am not going to touch slut themed foods and a taco place.

Steve Sax said...

I am indeed triple tasking

getting my ass kicked in codmw2, but it's fun

Orel said...

XP seeing-eye single. I smell cycle.

Paul said...

XP halfway to a cycle don't send that error report today.

Dusty Baker said...

Tortada:

"A warm flour tortilla loaded fire-grilled marinated all-white meat chicken, crisp shredded lettuce, diced ripe tomatoes, crispy flavorful bacon, and avocado ranch sauce, all grilled together hot and toasty."

Well shit, they got me with the avocado ranch sauce.

Josh S. said...

If GA is kept instead of XPaul when Manny comes back, I may throw a bit of a fit.

Steve Sax said...

Xp on first, no outs

Martin robbed by laroche, but Paul moves to second

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