Thursday, May 06, 2010

Game 28 Thread: May 6 vs. Brewers, 7p

John Ely (0-1, 7.50) vs. Dave Bush (1-2, 4.60).

Gameday

COMMENTS: What is the book on Ely? It's hard to tell if Joe Torre's willingness to start him for a second time is a reflection of Ely's talent or an indication of the weakness of the Dodgers' pitching staff. Okay, not really, since our arms have turned out to be the cure for the opposition's ailing bats. After scoring a paltry two runs in four games against the Padres, the Brewers have scored TWENTY-TWO runs against the Dodgers...in only two games. Again, strength of the Padres staff or weakness of Dodgers pitching? An impending Brewers sweep should tell you the answer.

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Dusty Baker said...

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

rbnlaw said...

DB on top. Or is it FTW!

Like how Accuscore has us as 47% dogs for the game. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Anyone else read DT's breakdown of the season thus far? Spot on as far as I can tell.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I saw that DT piece earlier. It's what I would have written if I would have sat down and written something.

Josh S. said...

Paul
Kemp
Ethier

Thank
You
God!

Mr. Customer said...

Once more into the breach.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well this game is a loss.

Curious Gene said...

Not going to see tonight's game, but I'm at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago watching the Cubs and drinking a beer. So I got that going for me.

rbnlaw said...

Regarding DT: One thing Weisman overlooked as he was criticizing the defense; the lack of facial hair on Casey Blake and how it has inevitably lead to his increased bobbling this year.

rbnlaw said...

@CG: Good on you.

Josh S. said...

The team has killed all GT enthusiasm. Way to go.

Dusty Baker said...

Pie Rats putting a true and savage beatdown on Cubs.

Dusty Baker said...

@CG

How were they taking it at the BG having to watch that first inning? Ouch.

Dusty Baker said...

First Labour>Conservative swap in the UK elections just announced. BBC online carrying this election live.

This has to be the only Dodgers blog whose roving reporter reader is covering these elections.

Mr. Customer said...

Let's win one for dignity.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

That says more to me about the state of Labour than it does about the Tories.

karina said...

@MrCustomer i'd say this is the start of a streak of dignity :)

Epale, everyone!

MR. F said...

Dignity works for me.

What is epale?

Steve Sax said...

@DB: aren't the results of the UK election just coming in now? I've only got 23 of 650 seats declared.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Yes, just now.

I meant the first specific constituency not the whole thing. The first seat to swap from Labour to Conservative was just declared. Sorry for my lack of clarity.

Meanwhile I'm following a friend of mine who regularly stands for the Liberal Democrat seat in Canterbury, and always gets crushed. I keep telling him to move.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/a90.stm

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr. C-

Definitely. But that's how politics always works, no?

This election is somewhat about Gordon Brown just being a foolish man but mostly about being a catharsis of the Tony Blair cozying up to Bush/Iraq war angst that the electorate has been needing to get off their chest.

Dusty Baker said...

Pie Rats up 11-0 on Cubs.

Eleven...where have I heard that number before?

Josh S. said...

Matt Cain no no JINX JINX JINX!

Dusty Baker said...

@Matt Cain:

NNNooooonan! Nooonannnnn!

karina said...

@Mr F Epale is venezuelan slang for how ya doing?

Dusty Baker said...

^ That needs to go in the glossary, too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We have a 47% chance of winning and we're the favorite?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm already in an addled state because the comments thread won't open on Mozilla, so I have to use In-Ex.

If we lose my fist is going through a wall.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Also, I think we turned Scott Olson into Cy Young.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF-

You need to get one of those foam fists that they sell at the stadium so that you can put your fist through walls but not get hurt.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*Olsen, dammit

Dusty Baker said...

Olsen just gave up a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

MLB Network, how I love you. MLBN had switched over live to the Nats game where Olsen has his no-no going. He jsut gave up a hit, but cameras stayed on the crowd (sizable crowd, actually) giving the lad a standing ovation.

Love this game.

Neeebs said...

Dignity, Shmignity.

Let's win one for Tommy.

And EPALE tambien.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina!

@dusty

Brown doesn't have the charisma to be able to say something unpopular in a way that the average voter will buy.

He'll be bonding with John Major over tales of what might have been before the night is out.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Tommy schmommy

Let win one for ME, goddammit!

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Brown essentially gave a concession speech.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

I like how you are heckling the DodgertownUSA tweeter. Get 'em!

Dusty Baker said...

Fish got a run. My Matt Cain noonan worked!

MR. F said...

Thanks karina.

Dusty Baker said...

Who knew newly-retired Russ Ortiz had a Twitter feed (protected)? The bio reads: "Jesus got a hold of my heart in 1993". Where was his lord during all those bad appearances. Pfffffhhhhhttttt.

Orel said...

How ya doing, Karina?

Josh S. said...

Ely gives a better interview than XPaul.

Josh S. said...

Wolf interview coming up on Dodgers Live.

*sob*

Orel said...

SF 6, FLA 1, bot 8

Curious Gene said...

So anyway. I gave up on the game in the 3rd. The locals didn't even really seem to be paying atteneion anyway. Back at the hotel, in time to... uh... well, "watch" is probably the wrong word. Somebody find me a verb for keeping up with the game on Yahoo.

Dusty Baker said...

@CG

"following" maybe?

Orel said...

Has anyone noticed the Angels are almost as bad as we are?

Josh S. said...

Classy dude, that Randy.

Dusty Baker said...

Nats win! Wow.

Sure glad I have a second tier, fallback, glance at with one eye team in the Nats that is having some success.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - What's his name?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Orel. Funny story about that. Well, not so much funny as incredibly irritating. Listening to Martinez/Long yesterday on 710 while picking up some barbecue, and they were talking about how both teams were in the same boat. However, they went on to elaborate that there was a stronger sense that the Angels would pull out of their funk as opposed to the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF-

Who's name?

Dusty Baker said...

Same conversation going on with MLB Home Plate on XM. Same conclusion re Angels, too. Sadly, their arguments were cogent and convincing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ortiz (on twitter)

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, sorry, man...short memory.

@ouruss

It's protected, though.

karen said...

Hello everyone!

Positive thought for the evening...At least we are not souless Gnat fans...Things can always be worse

Dusty Baker said...

Angels in process of getting swept by BoSox. That's positive.

Steve Sax said...

FJL, highest home batting avg in the NL

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's see just how the Angels are different from us:

Solid centerfielder
Aging slugger
Aceless rotation
Bullpen full of question marks
Power hitting rightfielder
Young, unproven infielder on the left side

Yeah, I see how they could do better than us. Worlds apart.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

That is the true definition of irony.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, we're not losing!

Dusty Baker said...

The discussion I heard was more about the state of the team (e.g., financial stability, depth of farm system, owner willing to spend money, etc.).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But they (Long and Martinez) didn't say that. They just said they "had a feeling" the Angels are more likely to turn things around.

Josh S. said...

NicELY done.

Steve Sax said...

Two k's for ely in the first

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who'd have thought John Ely would have the best first inning in the series.

Steve Sax said...

Yay the kingsford talking meat commercial

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF-

Note above that I was referring to another discussion.

Dusty Baker said...

ELYssian Way, indeed!

karina said...

@Mr F you're welcome

@Orel fine thanks and you?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just discussing differences, and how what B&A said differs from what Satellite Radio said.

Josh S. said...

Dusty, that'll be MONEY if he becomes a star Dodger pitcher.

Steve Sax said...

XP BB

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

XP already paying dividens in the leadoff role.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*dividends

Steve Sax said...

XP SB!

Dusty Baker said...

Ahh, I see.

I am far more in agreement with the state of the club part than I am the players on the field part. If I were Angels I'd be very worried about the quality of product I see on the field.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, Dre. Kelly Johnson hit one out, so you need a bomb to keep your triple crown hopes alive.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If we can't score XP, my fist...

well, you get the jist of it.

Steve Sax said...

FJL RBI!

Dusty Baker said...

Home Loney gets it done! 19th RBI.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Doing fine, stuck at work. Thank goodness for MLB.TV.

1-0 Dodgers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray! Runs!

Josh S. said...

A lead!

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, we're not only not losing but we're also ahead!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is there any way you could win a game in one inning?

Paul said...

What is up homies?

Just got a text from a Giants fan asking if the dodgers are going to give up 22. Grrrrr I am starting to tired of this abuse.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers lead for the first time this series

karina said...

I love the environment here. Go Blue!

Paul said...

Bulldog sighting. I don't care strike him out Ely.

karina said...

I'm wearing my old lucky Dodgers shirt, i hope it works.

MR. F said...

@karen (7:08)

As someone who lives in the Bay Area, I can verify that Gnats fans do not have souls.

karina said...

@Paul do you have hangover?

karina said...

what's gramatically correct? are you hangover or do you have hangover?

Paul said...

@Karina.

A dodger hangover yes. They killed my joy last night thus preventing a real hangover since I made the oath Not to drink when the dodgers piss me off because I might kill my liver this season.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul 7:31p: four words

world

series

trophy

case

ask your giants fan friend about his

Steve Sax said...

Karina, good idea. Old dodgers shirt it is, for me too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ah yes, the classic phanton World Series trophy. Slaying Giants fans since 1958.

Paul said...

@Karina

Do you have a hangover. The other might result in an assortment of strange responses.

rbnlaw said...

OK, back in the house for a few. Heading to the Nevada border for some drinking, gambling, and various debauchery.

rbnlaw said...

Giants fans think Vin is overrated, and that Jon Miller does a better Vin than Vin.

That's all you need to know.

rbnlaw said...

Admiral Akbar up. He knows when something is a trap.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Giants fans are just jealous that their broadcaster looks like a pumpkin left to rot through November.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax: Did you get my FJL e-mail?

MR. F said...

@Paul:

Send them this picture:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6013/gnats.jpg

rbnlaw said...

Akbar with the double!

rbnlaw said...

Ely helping his cause! If this kid pitches well and gets the win, I say he stays!

So let it be written; so let it be done.

Dusty Baker said...

I go to walk the dog, come back, and Jamey Carroll has gotten a hit?

These are strange times, indeed.

rbnlaw said...

@rbn
You're crazy. The kid hasn't even been above AA all that long/

MR. F said...

rbnlaw appears to suffer from multiple personality disorder.

rbnlaw said...

@rbnlaw
Screw you. What the hell do you know?

Orel said...

Admiral Ackbar reference, very nice.

Dusty Baker said...

We're still not losing!!

Hah hah, Princess.

rbnlaw said...

Don't get us started, Mr. F.

That rbn thinks he knows everything.


Ely's Comin'. . .home.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sorry, I was busy answering Mike Eaves twitter trivia. What'd I miss?

rbnlaw said...

@Orel:
Sorry, I spelled it like the real name Akbar.

Dusty Baker said...

"Screw you. What the hell do you know?"

I tell myself that almost every day.

Orel said...

Jon Ely looks like Matthew McConaughey.

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, starting Reed Johnson over Xavier Paul the last two days was a really sound idea.

rbnlaw said...

I remember when the Dodgers used to take advantage of breaks. Seems so long ago.

Time to defeat Bush. . .for once.

Orel said...

No worries, Rbn, I'm trying to ease up on my spelling watchdogness.

Steve Sax said...

XP for President (at least until Manny returns)

karina said...

We could adopt the Admiral Ackbar reference. Just saying

MR. F said...

Matt Kemp is due...

karina said...

@Orel you can correct me everytime you want, i have a test to take.

Paul said...

@rbn regarding the debauchery. Nice!

@mr. F regarding the pic. Thanks!

@sax. Regarding the response. Done alone with a four letter word.

MR. F said...

Dear Andre,
A home run here would help you in all triple crown categories.
-Mr. F

karina said...

@Steve Sax i think our shirts are working good mojo

Jon said...

Papa Vin agrees with the the Ely-Matthew McConaughey likeness. All he needs to do is pitch the rest of the game shirtless. What's a Dutch uncle?

Paul said...

I mean along re last post

speakig of hangovers. Time for some Syrah.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I was not into beer tonight, or the tequila that bit me last night, but some good red wine sounds right for me. Good call.

rbnlaw said...

This Ely kid could be a keeper.

@karina: I'm sticking with the Admiral for Jamey Carrol.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm glad you guys are wearing some old Dodgers shirts for juju. However, my problem is that I actually have an old Nats shirt (free on t-shirt Tuesdays at their yard), so I can't rightly in the future use a Nats t-shirt to help the Dodgers...just seems weird.

MR. F said...

I think I suffer from "Red Wine Headache" syndrome or whatever the hell that is.

rbnlaw said...

Running for the border in about 10 min. Switching to radio in 3. .2. . 1.

Dusty Baker said...

UK election update:

Conservative
157
Labour
123
Liberal Democrat
23

* 328/650 seats declared

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr. F-

Allergic to the tannins, probably. Mrs. Dusty has that sometimes. So I just finish the rest of the jug.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin going into his Robin Roberts tribute now. Hope it's good.

Paul said...

@Mr. F

without getting into a chemistry discussion, that sucks but some red wines might work.

@dusty

having homemade pasta if I didn't have red wine my mom would come from the afterlife to hit me on the head.

Dusty Baker said...

That's powerful stuff, Paul, the threat of ethereal mama with a wooden spoon threating to whup you.

karen said...

Wow, John Ely is really dealin' tonite

karina said...

hmmmm, pasta and wine...

karina said...

I want to keep Ely

Dusty Baker said...

He is, Karen. And he looks very confident. Besides Kuroda, that's something I don't see in other starters much lately.

MR. F said...

@Paul
Maybe I'll experiment with different ones.

Paul said...

Something to think about if they can all be consistent In the future. Kershaw....Bills......Ely.

Dusty Baker said...

I want a pirate birthday party.

(Non-TV folks - this was a reference to a commercial during the game)

Josh S. said...

I think we can rELY on this guy.

Dusty Baker said...

We rEaLlY can.

Dusty Baker said...

X Man with the catch!

Mr. Customer said...

XP comes correct!

karina said...

XP running smoothly?

Dusty Baker said...

How long does Ely stay in?

Josh S. said...

Nice tantrum, Bushy.

Dusty Baker said...

Bush mixing up his pitches pretty well in that inning. Made Kemp look bad, not that there was much Kemp could do with that last pitch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ely's got a few more innings in him.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina from 7:36

"Are you hungover?" is ok, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh Vinny...you've got the information and the delivery to make everything alright.

Happy birthday, Say Hey.

Dusty Baker said...

And then they pull Bush - he was pitching way too well. Plus, the Brewers pen is so strong and deep.

Paul said...

I think another term for hangover is Ortized.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, thank goodness, commenting on Mozilla works. I was getting really frustrated.

Dusty Baker said...

I saw your Mozilla pain earlier - that's weird cause mine works fine. Mine is Mac Firefox tho.

Paul said...

Ely looks like he is laboring a bit but nice!

it feels good to be on the other side of a young pitcher with a high ERA who pitches a gem.

Dusty Baker said...

I wonder if Sons of Paul Molitor readers out there are saying things like "How do we turn John Ely into Cy Young?"

Paul said...

Oh the dreaded lead off walk. Cue Dave Cambell to tell us the percentage that score.

Steve Sax said...

Vin says Blake is going...

Steve Sax said...

3-0 Dodgers, B6, 0 out, Casey on first

Steve Sax said...

Nice hit and run, J Martin!

Paul said...

Hit and run!!! Tommy would be proud!

Steve Sax said...

Vin made the right prediction!

I tell you, that Vin Scully may have a bright future in this game.

Steve Sax said...

@DB 8:29p: shit, I already ordered you a cowboy entertainer. What do I do now?!?!?!

Josh S. said...

Broxton HAS been held on by Fielder, Vinny!

Paul said...

I wish I could take Dave Cambell to a bar with me.

"you know the 45 % of the girls in here wearing green tops have already had 3 drinks"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rancho Carrolliendo

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo, no outs, ladies and gents!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I wonder if a MSB birthday party is possible? Midgets, sliders, schnauzers...

Josh S. said...

Carroll can get signs from Bowa AND Duncan simultaneously.

Josh S. said...

Fack.

Dusty Baker said...

Ely wears his ball pants the correct way. I like that. Also the way he pitches.

Paul said...

This inning is starting to upset me. (pushes away the wine glass)

Mr. Customer said...

XP got blue screened on that one.

Josh S. said...

Oooh...Suppan is warming up. If we get nothing here, we'll get it when he comes in.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

*wooden spoon*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a craptacular inning.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I'm going to continue my glue-sniffing habit for at least one more day.

Dusty Baker said...

CTRL-ALT-DELETE!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker @Paul less glue sniffing, more wine

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

CGSO for Ely? Please? Pretty please?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nah, too many pitches for a CGSO.

Steve Sax said...

that's the problem with the dodgers

bases loaded, none out in the bottom of the sixth

--> Carroll forces Blake at home
--> Ely strikes out
--> XP strikes out

NO runs cashed in.

3-0 LA, T7.

Dusty Baker said...

Dropped an Uncle Charlie right in there. Nice!

David said...

Grr. That makes me angry.

karina said...

It had to be Greg Zaun

Dusty Baker said...

Nice ovation for Ely. Love it!

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw, Bills...are you watching this?

Paul said...

Glue sniffing not for me. At least until August.

Steve Sax said...

shoot, too bad Mr. Ely. One hell of a game, anyway!

He leaves with the Dodgers leading 3-1, man on first off a bloop scoring single into center field. Way to go, John Ely!!!

Steve Sax said...

Standing O for Ely

Steve Sax said...

Nice to see a Dodger pitcher go 6 2/3

Steve Sax said...

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