Friday, May 14, 2010

Game 35 Thread: May 14 @ Padres, 7p

Ramon Ortiz (1-1, 5.16) vs. Jon Garland (4-2, 1.71).

COMMENTS: "In their last four games, the Dodgers have a 2.00 ERA," the LA Times tells us . "My arm is good. If I throw 90 [mph], I'm OK, I'll keep going. When I can throw only 85, I'll go home," Ortiz tells us. And I'm telling you, I think we're going to get shellacked tonight.

Why? First of all, it's the Padres. The same team which, even when they're having a bad season, seems to find a way to beat the Dodgers. And the first-place Padres (22-12) are definitely not having a bad season.

Secondly, it's the pitching matchup. I really don't have to say much more about our starting pitcher, but there's the added bonus of their starting pitcher being an ex-Dodger — a certain recipe for disaster.

And thirdly, the last time I predicted a loss, the Dodgers actually beat the hottest pitcher in the league. So is all this actually a highly scientific ruse to beat the MSB? A magician never reveals his secrets. But yes.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

I'm having a hard time talking up Ortiz tonight to these bartenders.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty and Mrs Disty in law just spent quite some time discussing which shirt they should wear - Kemp, Ethier or Martin. I'm prolly rolling with my Los Dodgers tee.

Shit is ON.

Josh S. said...

So...Raffy's not back? WTF is going on? They even hyped his return on the Dodgers main page.

this is the standard I'm holding Ortiz to. He has to do that well or better.

Dusty Baker said...

Help! I'm stuck at a brewpub with nothing to do til gametime! Mrs Dusty is making me stay here while she shops. Someone call 911!

MR. F said...

Is Mrs. Dusty shopping for more Dodgers clothes?

NicJ said...

Maybe it's the bizzaro season and the dodgers will be the ones giving the padres a hard time.

Josh S. said...

I could think of worse things than being stuck at a brewpub for 2 hours.

NicJ said...

We even have our own MSB batting 8th tonight.

NicJ said...

Eyechart gets released by the marlins. I'm starting to feel bad for the guy.

Josh S. said...

Maybe he'll take that coaching job now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's tough becoming the next Scott Hatteberg when you have no bat in addition to no arm.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh, et al

Right, as much as Eye Chart is a gamer he needs to realize that it's time. Do we have an opening at pitching coach?

@Mr F

Selfishly, I hope they're shopping for bday presents for me. Of course, I hope that involves Dodgers gear.

Steve Sax said...

Mats @ Rox ppd; yet another fat win Col can store away for later

Dusty Baker said...

He's gotta be better than GA:

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/05/post-502.html.php

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, what possible Dodgers gear is there left for you to acquire?

I will miss this game, so root for me, boys!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still looking for just the right Dodgers thong, Sax.

Orel said...

Dusty, try this.

Spanky said...

I just can't believe that Ramon Ortiz is pitching tonight. We are the Dodgers and have been to league championship 2 years in a row. Why in the wide wide world of sports is this corpse of a pitcher starting. It blows my fucking mind.

rbnlaw said...

I think we'll be fine despite an Ortiz starting (which, BTW, he was nails on the road as an Angel).
Things could be worse; we could have Jerrod Saltalamacchia as a catcher, or we could be a cast member of Heroes..

rbnlaw said...

Wow, why do I feel like some kind of optimist right now?

Josh S. said...

Breaking: Blake has a BEARD GOING. Way mire than stubble.

Josh S. said...

More

rbnlaw said...

This is why I'm so frustrated with my employer's indifference to my plight of not being able to post insightful comments during the day.

I've been wanting to shout from the roof tops: "GROW THE FUCKING BEARD, BLAKE!!!!!!!!!"
For about a week now.

karina said...

Epale!

The first place Padres sounds very weird. It could be worse though, as in the first place Giants.

Go Blue!

Josh S. said...

That was foul!

Great start!

rbnlaw said...

Well, I'm out to play softball again.
Hold the fort until I get back.

Josh S. said...

Wow. Two batters in and I hate this ump.

Josh S. said...

Judy can't find the zone. Russ and Matt should gave been a hair more patient.

Josh S. said...

D'oh!

Patience, gents. Paaaaaatience.

Dusty Baker said...

Blessedly I'm sitting near several dodgers fans and right next to an old fella who grew up in Brooklyn an OD (Original Dodger).

karina said...

Awesome shot, son!

karen said...

good throw Russ!!

karen said...

Ortiz being Ortiz

karina said...

It was fair!

Josh S. said...

Haha. Suck it, Stairs.

karina said...

Saw the replay and it wasn't, but i'll take it.

Josh S. said...

Wait, they actually have Stairs playing defense?

Josh S. said...

Aw man, Casey shaved between that pregame interview (that was taped) and now.

karina said...

@Josh we really should do something about it.I don't know, a Facebook group at least: bring the beard back

Josh S. said...

See? Patience.

Betsy said...

Is it me or does it seem that there are more Dodger fans than Padre fans in the stadium?

Josh S. said...

Ump is wildly inconsistent. Though, mostly in our favor so far.

Josh S. said...

Dang it, DeWitt!

NicJ said...

What the hell was that?!?!

Garland cruises for the rest of the game.

Orel said...

Bases loaded, Ortiz bunts into an inning-ending DP.

Epale, everyone!

Mr. Customer said...

I did not imagine that as the was Ortiz would screw us over

karina said...

bean him! bean him!

NicJ said...

i guess i was wrong about garland. good.

Orel said...

Singles by Martin & Kemp to open the 3rd. They must be setting up the triple play.

Orel said...

It warms my heart to hear Vin talk about OBP.

Mr. Customer said...

At least garland looks mortal again

NicJ said...

MANNYTIME!!

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo! no outs!

Show'em Manny!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Petco!

Orel said...

Manny RBI! 1-1 tie

NicJ said...

Garland is getting station to stationed to death.

karina said...

tied, still Rancho Ardiendo, still no outs!

NicJ said...

damn you loney.

Orel said...

Go Stubble!

Orel said...

Two RA's, two DP's.

NicJ said...

i can see why garland is doing so well.

luck.

karina said...

King James has just made up for that awful pop up

Orel said...

That's right. MSB just doubled.

karina said...

Of course, MSB

Mr. Customer said...

I hate that guy

MR. F said...

MSB =/

Mr. Customer said...

Woah, earthquake

Orel said...

Ha ha, you got struck out by Ramon Ortiz!

Orel said...

It's really just a miracle we're not down 84-1 right now.

karen said...

MSB SOB

NicJ said...

so many wasted chances.

NicJ said...

SD really overdoes it with the whole beat LA thing.

Mr. Customer said...

My avi has been unpleasantly prescient

Dusty Baker said...

Where's BOwa tonite?

Orel said...

I agree with your six letters, Karen.

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, Karen

Josh S. said...

Is it Monasterios Time yet?

karen said...

Did Ortiz really just put down the Pads 1-2-3?!

Josh S. said...

I thought that was gone, and so did Vin.

MR. F said...

The Amazing Andre Ethier!

NicJ said...

stupid big park cheating dre out of another HR.

DRE!!

karen said...

Gotta love that Ethier kid

karina said...

You're spoiling us too much, Dre.

Josh S. said...

May 2010 Ethier kicks May 2009 Ethier's ASS.

Josh S. said...

I am DYING to know how Steiner called that hit.

Betsy said...

I knew i shouldn't have listened to the man when he said no to buying tickets for tonight..grr that'll teach me.

NicJ said...

Loney wants to go back to arizona.

Josh S. said...

I'll take it. Garland's nearly done.

karina said...

My mom: "oh the handsome young man, is he doing well this season?". Me:he's doing so well, he's hitting for the Triple Crown.

Mom: "he gets more handsome each season, don't you think?"

Me:ay mami, i don't care about his looks, i love his hitting.

Mom: "why can't you be normal?". Leaves the room.

Josh S. said...

In other news, I just got tix to ESB Night. It will, appropriately enough, be Luke's first game.

And my first interleague game.

MR. F said...

Karina, you're awesome!

NicJ said...

@karina, i had the same convo with my mom, it was a little more awkward though

Josh S. said...

Uh-oh. Sherrill.

Mr. Customer said...

Why does he torment me so?

karina said...

Tied game and Sherrill is going to pitch. Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gents.

NicJ said...

so the worst Ortiz can do is 4+ IP 4 ER. thats better than i expected.

Betsy said...

Dear Sherrill,

I miss the '09 Sherrill, where have you gone? Can u please come back, i promise to share my dodger dog w/you and I'll let you have the man's glove if you'll return to us.

NicJ said...

Sherrill should just save us some time and throw the ball over the right field fence

karina said...

@Josh S that's great!. Luke has a very cool dad

@Mr. F i thanks :)

@Nic J what's up with Ethier and moms? why was an awkward conversation?

Josh S. said...

Weaver's warming. I was starting to think Sherrill was the new long man and I was mighty confused.

Damn. Run scores.

NicJ said...

damn.

Josh S. said...

I really want this game. It's gonna feel weird if we beat up on Correia tomorrow.

NicJ said...

@Josh, yeah i have a feeling Kevin will be pitching an inspired game tomorrow.

NicJ said...

how is garland still in the game?

Betsy said...

How are we not making good contact w/Garland still in the game!

NicJ said...

Man, i really hope heath bell can lock down a save tonight.

Paul said...

Hey all,

I know it might just be my fatigue of being at ol tribunal but I am starting to get a bit bored with Dewitt's play at the plate and in the field.

Also the fact that Ortiz even was that close to a quality start should make every pitcher want to sign up with the Padres and play at PETCO.

Paul said...

Russ, waiting on the pitch, the swing looks nice.

MR. F said...

BISON!!!!

Orel said...

BISON BOOM

karen said...

BISON MODE

NicJ said...

HEY WHEN DID KEMP COME BACK!?!

Paul said...

BISON!!!!!!

NicJ said...

damn TGJ totally had that ball.

Orel said...

Hey, now would be a good time to trade Kemp.

karina said...

I hated Gwynn very intensely for a few seconds.

A Delino said...

How sweet it is.

NicJ said...

what the hell happened to manny on that AB?

Paul said...

I thought they outlawed homeruns at Petco.

Paul said...

I thought they outlawed homeruns at Petco.

A Delino said...

What's great about a near-awesome home run stealing catch... it's still counted as a home run.

A Delino said...

Can I take a moment to complain about my Petco membership, which seems to give me no coupons or discounts? Though I do love the doggie treat salad bar.

Paul said...

Manny was thinking about how close Gwynn was to making that catch

A Delino said...

Tony to Glove:
"Fuck you, Jobu. I do it myself"

Paul said...

@Delino

I have been waiting for my free bag of dog food forever.

Mr. Customer said...

Crap! I missed it?

A Delino said...

Milton Bradley might have made that catch. But Gwynn would never get his knee blown out trying to attack the ump.

NicJ said...

Somebody really messed up in the Padres organization Kyle Blanks should be wearing the number 00 not 88. Think of the marketing.

A Delino said...

@ Paul
Can we take out our Petco rage on the Padres?

Paul said...

somewhere Brad Penny is hungry....

NicJ said...

does your Petco Perks card get you special access at the stadium?

Damn you belisario.

Paul said...

@Delino,

My dog has put the Petco curse on the Padres.

No Championships for them till he gets his free bag of treats.

Paul said...

I am not sure why Casey is always sliding to catch it when the ball is 8 rows back in stands.

Paul said...

This is all that little rat's fault.

Petco doesn't have rats...do they?

Josh S. said...

WHEW!!!!

Now who pitches the 8th?

Paul said...

Kuo freakin amazes me everytime I see him pitch.

Great work Chi Chi!!

Orel said...

Kuo K's Gonzo to end the seventh!

Josh S. said...

Hey, MLB At Bat, where the hell are my highlight videos?

Paul said...

That was a great shot of Andre, Kemp and Manny although it would have been perfect if Manny was on the left and Andre on the right.

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes what a game! 4-3 Dodgers, top 8, in a seesaw battle!

Paul said...

well I guess they were in the right order from their perspective.

Steve Sax said...

Astros rolling over for the Giants 8-2 in the ninth

Paul said...

okay nice swing Dewitt, you made me crack a smile for one second.

Josh S. said...

DeWitt with a little FU shot to Paul.

Orel said...

@DB "Where's BOwa tonite?"

Vin just said Bowa's daughter is graduating from law school.

Orel said...

DeWitt, that was absolutely Kempian.

Paul said...

Dewitt I am not smiling anymore.

Josh S. said...

Paul wins.

NicJ said...

Dewitt with the Jmart base running skilz

A Delino said...

DeWitt was DeWrong

Paul said...

Josh

I really need to start bagging on him more, I let up and see what happens.

Paul said...

Chi Chi hanging around for the 8th.

A Delino said...

Those bullpen numbers are pretty sweet. Good job boys

Mr. Customer said...

I hope this game doesn't hinge on that play.

Josh S. said...

Weird that they're just not using a first base coach tonight.

Josh S. said...

Nice to see I was wrong about Casey shaving.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I see we're winning. Excellent.

A Delino said...

@ Sax - holy smokes AND Golly Gee Willikers. It's a real barn burner!

Paul said...

Mr. C

speaking of hinges, Dewitt has limited angle rotation out in the field.

A Delino said...

Gotta admit - I'm still on a dizzy high from the Flyers game. Unless there's another twelve home runs before the end of the ninth inning, not much can compare.

Paul said...

I am not sure what I meant at that...I need to work on my Dewitt insults.

Paul said...

Chi Chi perked up and finished the 8th!

NicJ said...

Standing Kuovation

great job.

Josh S. said...

Imagine how good Kuo would be if his elbow didn't need to be held together with chicken wire and Mighty Putty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So how was Egyptian Sun God Ortiz? Serviceable? Lucky? Terrible? Somewhat decent?

Josh S. said...

GAARP up.

Paul said...

GA up.

.137 avg.

Paul said...

MLASF

he was all of the above.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IN PLAY, NO OUT?!?!

Josh S. said...

What?!

Orel said...

The patented GA hustle!

karina said...

Of course, the MSB ruined the error for us

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think something's wrong with the boxscore. It says that Sherrill had a scoreless inning.

Paul said...

Great now I have the hustle song in my head.

Josh S. said...

Uh oh, Russ is trying to bunt.

Josh S. said...

MLASF, he allowed an inherited runner to score.

Paul said...

Caam awwwn Mawwwtin.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I knew it. Stupid sexy Sherrill.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre bomb right here. I can feel it.

Paul said...

Do they really need the Petco add next to the Petco Park sign next to another Petco add?

Paul said...

First base open, walk him and go after that Manny dude.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On the nose, Paul.

Paul said...

holy shit,

Andre is Barry Bonds.

NicJ said...

Kemp got a nice stolen base.

and hopefully he saw how TGJ properly backed up the throw.

Josh S. said...

Twice in as many games.

karina said...

I wouldn't mind some insurance from Manny

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You know you've made it when teams are walking you to get to Manny freaking Ramirez.

Paul said...

an intentional unintentional?

NicJ said...

so they pitched around andre to not pitch to manny to pitch to loney.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rancho Loneyendo

Orel said...

Ah, the tricky walk-everybody strategy.

Josh S. said...

The old unintentional intentional.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo with two outs. Setting as example past plays of the current game, they should score

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This brings back memories of Kuo murdering Ankiel after IBBing Pujols and Holliday.

Paul said...

someone should help that lady having the seizure on the dance floor in that casino commerical.

NicJ said...

i remember this situation with us and the cards last year.

lets hope its a different outcome.

Mr. Customer said...

The old "Bring in the guy with the astronomical ERA" ploy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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