Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Game 40 Thread: May 19 vs. Padres, 7p

Ramon Ortiz (1-1, 5.40) vs. Jon Garland (4-2, 1.88).

COMMENTS: Nine-game winning streak, meet Ramon Ortiz. It's true, last time I doubted Ortiz, the Dodgers still won. But can lightning strike twice? The Dodgers are suddenly on the heels of the Giants and Padres, and a win tonight could put the Dodgers in first place. But a lot of good pitching — okay, decent pitching from Ortiz and good pitching from the bullpen — will have to happen tonight for the Dodgers to taste the sweet nectar of crawling out of third place. Aim high, boys!

Also, go Lakers!

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Dusty Baker said...

Martin C
Johnson RF
Manny LF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
DeWitt 2B
Carroll SS
Ortiz P

Mr. Customer said...

If doubting Ramon Ortiz's competence is what it takes to get the win streaks to double digits, I'm willing to do it.

Josh S. said...

Not to be Debbie Downer, but the Giants also need to lose to put us in first.

And feline AIDS is the number one killer of domestic cats.

Dusty Baker said...

Knowing is half the battle, Josh.

Josh S. said...

Indeed it is, Dusty.

MR. F said...

I lol'd!

Free rbnlaw said...

Damn your interweb skillz, Josh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was good, Josh.

Neeebs said...

@RBN

Love the retro Claude Osteen.

And loving the damning of Josh's computer/technical skills.

I'm a tech moron myself.

Neeebs said...

Anyone going to the YARD on Saturday?

It'll be my first visit to DS this year.

NicJ said...

I think the mere fact that Ralph Lawler is attending tonight's game is a bad omen.

go blue!

MR. F said...

Wrong thread MRLASF.

Dusty Baker said...

Excellent, Josh! I'd never seen that.

@Neeebs-

I'll be in the Yard on Saturday.

MR. F said...

I like the "The PTA Has Disbanded" episode more than the Cecil episode (can't remember the name).

Though I do often make references to the exchange:
"Lisa, too?"
"ESPECIALLY Lisa. But ESPECIALLY Bart."

Neeebs said...

Where will you be sitting at on Saturday, DB?

Is this the 40 year celebration?

Neeebs said...

@MR F:
My favorite remains the Monorail Episode

NicJ said...

lamar played 21 seconds and has already outboarded amare.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The PTA Disbands is an underrated episode that receives little love. So many great lines. I also love "Brother From Another Series" as I also like Frasier and the references to that series (like Maris).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - You know LO is just lucky.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs-

Yep, commiserating my 40th, which is actually Friday but observed internationally on Saturday.

I'm at:

Field Box MVP 20
Row: A
Seats: 5,6,7,8

Dusty Baker said...

monorail Monorail MONORAIL!!

NicJ said...

Lucky number 7

Dusty Baker said...

The "MVP" stands for "Most Valuable Pimp" by the way.

NicJ said...

OT, does the Nets new owner frighten anyone? He scares the hell out of me for some reason.

MR. F said...

Frighten you in a "build the Nets into a contender" kind of way? Or in an "eat your children" kind of way?

Dusty Baker said...

In a "who the fuck thought buying the Nets was a good business move" kind of way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's Russian-Mark Cuban, only he doesn't look like Frankenstein.

Dusty Baker said...

On their feet for the Lakers' first period effort, closing w Artest's three.

Shit is ON.

NicJ said...

He frightens me in a "I must break you" way.

Also, its not that hard to build the nets into a contender, they play in the east.

NicJ said...

Wow, Kobe already with 6 dimes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it's how closely his accent mirror's that of Mickey Rourke's character in that movie. What was it called? Oh yeah, The Wrestler.

NicJ said...

isnt farmar supposed to playing for a contract? wtf?

NicJ said...

now would be a good time for a timeout

NicJ said...

thanks for nothing phil.

NicJ said...

the one game the lakers lost dudley was on fire, and look whos heating up.

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

I invite you to see a catch that Juan Pierre did tonight, he robbed Juan Rivera smoothly.

Can anyone remember a similar catch when he played for the Dodgers? because I can't.

Mr. Customer said...

Might be at the park on Saturday, as well.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

Steve Dittmore said...

Is it me or is everyone on the Dodgers growing a beard now? It seemed like Loney, Carroll, Kemp, DeWitt and Blake (obv.) all have some sort of fuzz.

Did we move to the NHL and I miss it? Who would look the oddest with a beard? I'm thinking Kuo.

MR. F said...

Epale!

Neeebs said...

@DB 6.15

I'm in Loge.Let's see if we can hook

Dusty Baker said...

Fisher > Bynum

Not the way the play was meant to develop but a result of hustle.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina!

NicJ said...

manny out again?! damn.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah what happened to Manny? Late scratch.

NicJ said...

lakers up 9 at half, ehhh.

NicJ said...

this lineup is really going to test the win streak.

And the crappy pitcher.

Mr. Customer said...

Not auspicious

Steve Dittmore said...

Well, crap.

NicJ said...

i would trade a loss for an Ortiz DFA.

MR. F said...

Not a good start for Voldemortiz.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny hurt his foot during warmup, per Vin.

Dusty Baker said...

BREAKING NEWS:

RaOrtiz still sucks.

MR. F said...

In order for HWSNBN to get DFA'd after one game, I feel like he'd have to have a really bad outing. His ERA is "only" 5.27.

Steve Dittmore said...

Stairs does Ortiz a favor by swinging.

NicJ said...

maybe if we got him really drunk and convinced him it would be a good idea to ride torre's horse around the field.

Oh wait, that was an episode of MASH.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh wait, I did that last night.

Dusty Baker said...

JMart!

Neeebs said...

EPL

Mr. Customer said...

Is this gonna be a see-saw scoring game?

MR. F said...

Bison! And just like that, it's tied.

karina said...

@Neeebs Cerati :(

Paul said...

NO MORE PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES FOR DODGER SLUGGERS.

Put them in a bubble till the first pitch

hi all

@neebs. I might make the trail of tears down on Sat.

Paul said...

Casey's beard has grown two inches during this AB

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

I know. My la chilena called me with the bad news. I hope he recovers well. That's way too young for that kind of stuff.

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

Come on down, counselor.

Neeebs said...

Has this game hit the two hour mark yet? Sure seems like it.

Paul said...

Well at least we cleared the ....you know.

MR. F said...

Where is the Lakers D?

Paul said...

Has blogger gone Billy Idol again?

NicJ said...

lakers not looking to hot.

NicJ said...

richardson just passed the 20 point mark. Suns rarely lose when he does.

Mr. Customer said...

So, are they going to spot us second all game?

I can live with that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really hate Blogger right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Does Stairs have a disease? He looks absolutely gaunt.

And he can't play LF.

karina said...

Alert: DeWitt lead off double!

Mr. Customer said...

So, is blogger broken again, or am I the only one here?

karina said...

Son, get DeWitt home, please!

NicJ said...

grant hill playing like its 98

NicJ said...

tie game after three.

Ruh Roh.

Dusty Baker said...

"Live by the sword, die by the sword." -Vin re Garland

2-1!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FREE RUNS

David said...

That's one way to get the run in...

Dusty Baker said...

Fakers tied at 90 after 3.

Come on, fellas, put the sword to them.

Mr. Customer said...

Yup, definitely dead.

What say I just carry on amusing myself.

XP with the XB

Dusty Baker said...

3-1!

XMan brings in JMart.

David said...

Paul > Anderson

MR. F said...

BDW, J-MART, XP!!

karina said...

@Neeebs I really feel sad about it. I bought a ticket for his concert at Saturday, in the first day available (3 months ago), it was going to be my first Cerati concert. It turned out i couldn't make it to Caracas because I'm way too busy in Maracaibo.

So last Saturday night, while commenting here, my friend was calling me so I could hear something :(

He has to get better

David said...

This is too perfect. What on earth is the Padres bullpen going to send at us?

MR. F said...

Keeping track of the game on gamecast, it seems to be a pretty damn slow game.

MR. F said...

And Kemp ends the inning.

MR. F said...

Purple monkey dishwasher.

MR. F said...

In basketball news, Kobe needs to seriously guard SOMEbody.

MR. F said...

At least our offense is getting whatever it wants.

MR. F said...

Okay. There isn't a new thread. I thought I might have made a bunch of posts in a row when everybody was chatting on another thread. Guess not.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Lakers...I had too long of a day to be nervous about this one.

MR. F said...

Back-to-back cycles.

Dusty Baker said...

You give up a hit to the SP then balk him to 2B? God friggin shit.

MR. F said...

Maybe the Lakers can get Dudley to foul out...

MR. F said...

Voldemortiz balks...

MR. F said...

Oh. I see there are actually 100 comments in this thread. Maybe I just can't see anybody else's...

Dusty Baker said...

Don Newcombe looks younger than RaOrtiz fer cryin out loud. So does Greg Odin.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin just called MSB "David the Pest."

Josh S. said...

Epale peeps! Just back from the Kogi truck. Good stuff.

Ortiz us consistently inconsistent, ain't he?

karina said...

So Ortiz allows back to back single and double, no outs.

Let's cross fingers for a DP that involves an out at home.

Josh S. said...

Is, that is.

Dusty Baker said...

Man this Blogger shit is getting OLD. #NewTechnology

NicJ said...

i cant decide which performance is worse, Ortiz or blogger.com's

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo for the Pods, DP, DP, DP, DP....

Mr. Customer said...

It's inexcusable that the world can't share in my frustration at this situation.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm out for awhile. This Blogger crap is for the birds.

MR. F said...

Rancho Ardiendo...

David said...

bases loaded, no outs. Darn you, Ortiz.

Josh S. said...

Aw man, Blogger's borked again? I thought it was weird no one had said anything for a while.

karina said...

Adrian Gonzalez...Ortiz, you can do it!

David said...

sigh.

David said...

Why the eff are they walking Mr. .148 BA?

karina said...

I think Monasterios would do way much better

Mr. Customer said...

Useless, useless man!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm with you, Karina.

David said...

Disastrous inning averted. Damage still done, though.

Josh S. said...

That could have been waaaaaaayyyy worse.

karina said...

Ok, it's a tied game. They'll turn tables soon.

Josh S. said...

Pitch count is Joe's reason for not using Monasterios? PITCH COUNT? But...you set the pitch count, Joe!

Mr. Customer said...

Shit Joe, of course he gives you more innings, you've only started Monster once! That doesn't mean it should be so.

Josh S. said...

Mr. C and I have adjacent padded cells.

Mr. Customer said...

Snakes doing there part. 5-1 AZ, but their bullpen looms

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm so freaking pissed with Blogger that I don't feel like commenting.

karina said...

Dear Mr Jose Paul Torre:

It's pointless you keep Ortiz on the mound. To start with, these Ortizes weren't a good idea.

Give Carlos Monasterios a chance.

Thanks

A Delino said...

"Ramon Ortiz pitching a very shaky game." To quote Homer, in other news, I like beer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It feels like that Will Smith movie where he's the last man alive. What was it called. Oh yeah, "Hitch."

lamartinez said...

I really hope this is going to be the last start for Ortiz this year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't have a good feeling about this.

karina said...

ps to the open letter of Joe Torre

Troncoso's arm is not made of rubber. If so,let us know.

karina said...

I hate the original MSB

A Delino said...

Lightning just struck. Right in the nuts.

Mr. Customer said...

Son of a hur.

no one to hear me scream.

A Delino said...

Speaking of that body part, Megan Fox just got booted from Transformers 3. I love her performance as an alien hooker in the first two flicks.

A Delino said...

Anyone else want a home run?

NicJ said...

game over.

Paul said...

No Andre, No Manny, No Blogger, Ortiz on the mound....it was bound to fall apart.

A Delino said...

Lakers vs Celtics again?
(yawn)

karina said...

Game is over at the out number 27, ok?

This is Torre's and Ortiz's fault.

Josh S. said...

WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK SHIT ASS FUCK??!!

WHY WAS TRON IN THERE???

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I did not have a good feeling about that.

Josh S. said...

If they get two more homers in a row, does that negate 9/18/06?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, seriously, how the fuck does Stairs steal second? HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT HAPPEN?

David said...

I leave for a few minutes, then come back to this shit. Matt Stairs stole a base? What the hell?

David said...

Dodgers hitters got some shiz to do.

Josh S. said...

Weaver is my goddamn hero.

Torre is on my shit list.

David said...

Weaver single?

Maybe this game will still be interesting.

A Delino said...

I sit down to a 3-3 game. Maybe it's my fault

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo, no outs!

A Delino said...

But this bases loaded stuff I dig

A Delino said...

Give Ethier a robotic hand and put him out there. We need him right now!

karina said...

Go Bison, go!

A Delino said...

poop

David said...

damndamndamn!!!

David said...

I'm getting tired of Veneable

MR. F said...

Yeah. HWMNBN/HWSNBN/Voldemortiz really needs to go.

karina said...

why the delay?

A Delino said...

Lot of innings left. And what's with blogger tonight ? Seems to be all buggy

A Delino said...

Manny Mia!
Time for a new bobbleslam

Free rbnlaw said...

One bad inning has doomed us?

karina said...

Manny! Manny! Manny!

Free rbnlaw said...

Manny on for Shaggy.

Hey, WTF with that Ortiz fella? Time for a DFA.

Dusty Baker said...

Blogger ruined my night.

Meanwhile:

Brewers LHP Randy Wolf, now 3-4, 5.10: "I'm concerned about the fact that I suck. I'm not going to candy coat it. It's beyond frustrating."

@Seth_Everett retweeting @Haudricourt

karina said...

@Rbnlaw it's still a ball game, they are not doomed and they're the home club.

A Delino said...

Eek.
A strike out bobblehead not as interesting.

Free rbnlaw said...

And that sucked.

Everyone watching the Lakers? Everyone, except me.

NicJ said...

garland in line for a very undeserved win.

Free rbnlaw said...

Whole grain Monasterios on for Shaggy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I had forgotten the taste of defeat. It tastes like pure gasoline. I hate it.

Free rbnlaw said...

@karina. I certainly hope it hasn't doomed us for sure.

Hey, WTF with Blogger tonight?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least the Lakers won. That perks me up a bit.

MR. F said...

Somehow, Tron's 3 ER's should be charged to HWSNBN.

Josh S. said...

Tron's runs should be charged to Torre.

Also, Russ is Voldemortiz. I don't know what to call Ramon. Maybe Wormtiz. The Dark Lord is gone, but Ramon is still running around doing evil in his name.

karina said...

@Josh Bellatrix Lestrange? Macnair? Malfoy? Avery?

Paul said...

Man this feels like April.

NicJ said...

XP is playing the "Manny wants out of boston" defense.

Paul said...

Paul that looked ugly.

Paul said...

Monster jam.

Steve Sax said...

WTF dudes? 8-4?!?!?!

NicJ said...

sax, check the sons email.

thanks.

Josh S. said...

While no game is out of reach as long as Casey Blake has facial hair, I do think this is just one of those nights where nothing is working right:

-Manny's foot
-Ramon Ortiz
-Torre's decision-making
-XPaul's depth perception
-Manny's swing
-Blogger

karina said...

See, Monasterios is the only one tonight to strike out Venable

A Delino said...

The Montessori School District is proud of their pitcher tonight

Josh S. said...

WHAT DID I SAY?!!

A Delino said...

Could the Dodgers be Ortiz free? Unless Tito's looking for a gig.

A Delino said...

Somewhere, a rally monkey just died

Free rbnlaw said...

Gawddammit Joyce.

Free rbnlaw said...

The Admiral let us down as well.

NicJ said...

i really hope heath bell can get a save tonight

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Headline on MLB.com:

With Ethier's absence, Dodgers cannot muster pitching.

Free rbnlaw said...

One frickin bad inning.
Sheesh.

Thank god for the Beard.

karina said...

Monasterios HBP MSB, that's good.

It was in the beginning of the inning, that's bad.

Free rbnlaw said...

According to Gameday, Monasterios is throwing at my head.

Free rbnlaw said...

Blogger fixed?

Free rbnlaw said...

200.

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