Thursday, May 20, 2010

Game 41 Thread: May 20 vs. Padres, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 3.55) vs. Kevin Correia (4-3, 4.35).

Last time we had a Kershaw-Correia matchup — five days ago — the results were spectcular. In Kershaw's start before that, the results were pretty spectacular too. Before that? Not so spectacular. What we'd love today is another strong start to prevent the Dodgers' first series loss in their last five tries. We'd also like to get another winning streak started. Oh, and while we're at it, we'd like a pony. Pretty please?

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Dusty Baker said...

Pod Rays:

Venable RF
Eckstein 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Torrealba C
Salazar LF
J.Hairston 3B
Denorfia CF
Cabrera SS
Correia P

Dusty Baker said...

Martin
Paul
Kemp
Loney
Blake
Anderson
DeWitt
Carroll
Kershaw

Dusty Baker said...

^Via Dodger Thoughts

Josh S. said...

No Manny again? Good Lord.

Josh S. said...

Vincent D'onofrio is on the Padres?

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Torre and Jessica Alba are, too.

Paul said...

What is Next Abe Vigoda in Center?

Purchased my Dodger tix for sat. Sec 46 row e and a cheap hotel via priceline. I will almost pay more in parking costs than for the tickets and hotel.

Blogger going to work? Chances are about as grim as an Ortiz start.

Josh S. said...

Just in case Blogger implodes again, I threw together a backup game thread on Wordpress. (You have to sign up with them to post.)

Feel free to use it, or don't.

Josh S. said...

Ick. Threaded replies.

Dusty Baker said...

Actually I like threaded replies.

Dusty Baker said...

Done and done, Josh.

Josh S. said...

Oh, wait, I guess you don't have to sign up to post. Nevermind.

I guess threaded replies are OK, but it's hard for me to follow the flow of the game that way. (See TBLA's game threads, for example.)

Dusty Baker said...

You have moderated comments turned on, J.

Paul said...

Up to "K" on project iPod reload. I went threw John Williams and Journey and Johnny cash and then was distracted listening to superman before I crashed out last night.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

So now you're on Kool Moe Dee?

Or would that be filed under "D"...

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how to turn off moderation and keep comments from getting emailed to me.

In other words, Blogger better work tonight.

Steve Sax said...

The Blogger Bug is pissing me off as well. It's really annoying. And since at least one of our readers is senior at Google, I've got him on the case.

In the meantime, thanks for soldiering through this. I was never crazy about the blogger commenting interface--I really wish they numbered individual comments rather than just a time/date stamp--but these bugs make it very difficult to tolerate the whole package.

I liked the old Toaster the best. Threaded replies are a bit difficult for me to follow multiple conversations at once (not like tangents ever happen here).

MR. F said...

The Toaster only lives on in our hearts =X.

Josh S. said...

I turned off threaded comments and moderation.

I don't want to step on the Sons' toes. I just thought Twitter kind of sucked as a refuge last night.

Dusty Baker said...

On second thought, I agree re threaded replies. Unless we could just categorize separate threads into:

Star Wars tangents
Simpsons tangents
English Kings tangents
Neeebs' mother
Soccer/football tangents
Token Optimism
Beastie Boys tangents
Inane shit Dusty says that makes him giggle to himself

And so forth.

Paul said...

I want a t shirt tha says I am a blogger refugee

Dusty Baker said...

Can you imagine if our only means of communication during games were Twitter?

140 characters or fewer to capture our rage or ecstasy or horrible puns.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - I take that as a challenge, re: twitter.

NicJ said...

wordpress is way better for mobile viewing.

Man, that is a pretty, uh, not good lineup for the pads.

Clayton should have a good game.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF:

Hopefully not the pun part.

Steve Sax said...

Just be glad saltalamacchia isn't a dodger

Steve Sax said...

(re: character limits, that is)

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

That statement had at least two contexts. I agree with it in both.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For tonight's game thread, all posts will be 140 characters or less.

Steve Sax said...

* fewer

NicJ said...

you can never set a limit on character for a SOSG gamethread.

Now lets booze it up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Screw grammar. Screw it right in the face.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't disrespect grammar like that in front of us. Blasphemy!

Betsy said...

Heading out again to DS, hopefully tonites game is faster-super pooped after last nights game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What is grammar? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk! Have at you!

Betsy said...

Change of plans anyone want our tickets? Field level section 47 row B

Dusty Baker said...

Can't tonight. Thanks, though, Betsy.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Betsy - If I could I would.

Go Blue!

Betsy said...

Bummer, i'll try to give more notice next time.

Eric Karros said...

Sax, I see you felt the need to correct MLASF's use of fewer vs less. We should be fewer concerned about pointing out grammar mistakes and more concerned about getting Orel his pony.

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Note that I used it correctly above, thus sparing myself from Sax's admonishment.

Eric Karros said...

DB - yes, but in the same sentence you used two 'or' clauses instead of separating the first two items with a comma.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's go Kershaw! Beat those lousy Pods! #Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Fewer filling! Tastes better!

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Don't make me come over there! That was just my intended narrative style, like Kerouac on bennies and a typewriter.

NicJ said...

Chris Meyers filling in for the pregame show?!

DOUCHE!!

NicJ said...

only took meyers one segment to mention football.

NicJ said...

Jocelyn Pierce > Jeanne Zelasko

NicJ said...

Anyone see the epic new world cup nike ad?
Kobe cameo at the 2 minute mark.
Here

Josh S. said...

Psycho's mic was left up and there was an audible "Really?!" after the segment with the weird Taiwanese singer kid.

MR. F said...

Random question. Is Princess Leia a princess because Amidala was a former queen?

Mr. Customer said...

MLASF's reaction was worth a little extra pedantry.

Josh S. said...

Her adoptive mom was also a queen, but that wasn't covered in Sith.

Mr. Customer said...

@MR. F

Presumably not, since having an alias would be less effective if one kept the royal title.

I'm more concerned whether it is a continuity error when Luke asks Leia about her mother in ROTJ. Are we to assume she is referring to Bel's wife? That is a bit misleading, given the context.

MR. F said...

Hm yeah. I guess Alderaan has a royal family and she's the adopted princess. Makes enough sense.

In RoTJ, I imagine it's a continuity error. I mostly think it's some force-induced vision she had.

MR. F said...

Is Blogger down?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So far, so nothing.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm still seeing new comments, so I'm cautiously optimistic

Dusty Baker said...

Did Vin just say that Fall (the season) was about ten days ago?

Dusty Baker said...

Way to be optimistic Mr C. Karina would be proud!

MR. F said...

Yes. Good work.

Josh S. said...

Oh man, the "Do you remember your mother?" debate. The way it's scripted, with Luke saying "your REAL mother", creates the hypothesis that Leia knew she was adopted and has memories of her birth mother. If that's the case, Lucas screwed up in RotS.

To make Sith jive with Jedi, one has to interpret the scene as Leia remembering her adoptive mother who also died when she was very young. (Using only what happens in the films as canon.)

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MR. F said...

And of course, if one does that, the scene loses its poignancy.

karina said...

I'm proud of Mr. C! way to go!

I really need the Mets-Nats game ends soon, after that game I'll get to watch the Dodgers game on TV

Josh S. said...

Yeah, until the prequels came along, I just assumed Leia was at least partially raised by their birth mother, hence Luke's sadness in the scene.

Mr. Customer said...

1-0!

Dusty Baker said...

We have more runs than our opponents!

Mr. Customer said...

Whew, now that karina is here, I can go back to my grouchy self!

@Josh S

Yeah, it's not provably incorrect, just crappily strung together by Sith.

MBS said...

So can we declare Casey Blake's beard the official team mascot already?

karina said...

Epale everyone! (btw)

karina said...

MSB is a great nick!

Mr. Customer said...

Freakin' Venable.

karina said...

but MSB couldn't be his usual annoying self.

MR. F said...

That was fast.

NicJ said...

what the fuck is up with all these one pitch outs?

karina said...

Is everyone quiet or Blogger isn't working again tonight?

Josh S. said...

Blogger seems OK.

NicJ said...

padres play the M's we play tigers.

that seems a little unfair.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've been quiet.

NicJ said...

scared to type after the grammar police came out?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, just feeling tired tonight.

NicJ said...

just like the dodger bats.

MR. F said...

Ramon Ortiz: Momentum Killer.

Free rbnlaw said...

Where can I get one of them "In Beard We Trust" shirts?

DFA GAARP already.

NicJ said...

Correia is rolling now.

karina said...

@Nic J i'm looking forward to those games, because of all the venezuelan players in Detroit.

I know they won't hit anything against the mighty Dodgers pitching

Free rbnlaw said...

I'm drinking! Yay, beer!!

Free rbnlaw said...

The Pods are blistering the ball tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

Re: quiet time

I'm saving my strength for Saturday. Two footy matches to consume, and now going to the game. Early matches are brutal and I'm concerned that I need to limber up my liver if (ha) beer will be consumed as well.

Free rbnlaw said...

Just noticed that DB used my spelling of Padres. Tip o' the cap.

Free rbnlaw said...

Mr.C,
Playing in Madrid on Saturday?

Free rbnlaw said...

Oh, and Floyd Landis is a punk.

Mr. Customer said...

@rb

Don't I wish.

Soccer-Soccer-Live Baseballmis the schedule.

karina said...

@Mr C when i started reading your last comment, i thought you were going to play a couple of soccer games :)

Betsy said...

@ Free rbnlaw I got mine @ lfp.com. More than reasonable price and super fast shipping :D

Betsy said...

Bollocks! That was a total swing...

NicJ said...

clayton looked so mad about that check swing he almost said "darn"

NicJ said...

got the makeup call on the high slider though.

Free rbnlaw said...

Hey, a freakin strike out.

Mr. Customer said...

@rb/karina

Sorry, unclear wording. The only limb getting a workout will be my drinkin' arm.

karina said...

Venezuelans don't have anything against Dodgers pitching.

karina said...

@Mr C are you a righty or a lefty?

MR. F said...

Kershaw's thrown a reasonable 81 pitches in 5 innings.

Correia's thrown 51 in 4.

Free rbnlaw said...

Thanks, Betsy.
I need to replace my Juanpierrewood shirt.

Mr. C,
I played soccer last week, and my hammies are still sore. I was brilliant, though. Raced a much younger person to the corner whilst on defense. Arrived at the same time.

I then rested.

MR. F said...

I honestly have no clue what Mr. C is talking about.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

Switch hitter, if necessary.

Steve Sax said...

Mad props to Minotaur for muscling out of the fifth inning after two on, none out

NicJ said...

dodgers hitting the ball hard, right at padres.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm with you, Mr. F. This soccer talk is gibberish to me.

Steve Sax said...

How's Blogger holding up?

karen said...

@Karina, Mr.C

I did too

Betsy said...

JMart take us to the promised land!! Totally diggin the beard on everyone tonight...makes me almost wish i could grow one.

NicJ said...

everytime i see Nick Green in the dugout i think to myself who the hell is that?

NicJ said...

Lame

Mr. Customer said...

@MR.F

I get that a lot.

Translation - There are two European Soccer matches that I was planning to watch Saturday. One at seven and one at eleven. I am now going to Dodger Stadium to view baseball live and in person.

Sports overload will doubtless ensue.

Mr. Customer said...
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karina said...

@Mr C there's no such a thing as "sports overload"

Either that or I have a problem

Dusty Baker said...

Betsy, you need to Photoshop a picture of a beard onto a picture of yourself and make that your avatar.

Josh S. said...

Anyone else going tomorrow night?

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Love your Pod Rays comment the other day so decided to adopt it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

What is the other football match I'm forgetting?

Mr. Customer said...

@Karen & karina

If I did play two in a row, I would probably die of exhaustion minutes into the second match.

Dusty Baker said...

Nekkid eye said runner was safe but replay shows he could have easily been called out.

Josh S. said...

Remarkable, astonishing, effort by Carroll. Let's all applaud him.

NicJ said...

clayton with another pickoff

MR. F said...

Impressive.

Dusty Baker said...

In the Blogger insanity last night, did anyone make a reference to the fact that two people named Ramon really stank it up for us? Mrs Dusty in law just derisively referred to them as The Ramones.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw 8:31 pm that's called "moment of greatness". It's better to feel exhaustion than not feeling tired and lacking greatness.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Bluebirds/B'pool!

For the motherland!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker that's a great nickname!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get it started in here! #Kemp

MR. F said...

Okay. Stay in business people!

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr C

Duh! Of course, Bluebirds. See how discombobulated I am?

Mercifully have the day off tomorrow to rejuvenate.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

When they pitched, I wanted to be sedated.

Josh S. said...

Pardon me if this has been asked and answered, Rb, but how does one pronounce Rbnlaw?

In my head, it comes out Robin Law, but I suppose it could also be Ribbon Law or Arby-in-law.

Dusty Baker said...

Almost Ardiendo with 0 outs! Beard Mode will get it done.

MR. F said...

There we go!

MR. F said...

In my head, I say "ar-bin-law"

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

"Arby-in-law" is how I saw it, like I was related by marriage to some roast beef with horsey sauce.

NicJ said...

ill take a take here as long as it gets a runner in.

No K

NicJ said...

DP here i meant

Free rbnlaw said...

New Avi!!!

Mr. C,
Go Bluebirds!

Mr. Customer said...

Sheeit

NicJ said...

crap, strike out and now SMHGA is up.

MR. F said...

Beard has failed =/.

Dusty Baker said...

Beard didn't fail. This was part of his long term plan that we'll see unfold later on.

Josh S. said...

GAARP kinda did something sort of!

NicJ said...

i guess thats what i get for doubting GA's ability to make an out.

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, that's a prime "I'll take it" situation.

MR. F said...

What does SMHGA stand for?

karina said...

Anderson RBI, Loney is at 2nd!

Free rbnlaw said...

GAARP not completely useless. Just mostly.

MR. F said...

Yay. GAARP gets a run-in. All while still hurting his OPS.

NicJ said...

walking dewitt to get to an MSB?

dangerous

Free rbnlaw said...

@DB,
Damn I hate drawn out, convoluted plots.

MR. F said...

GAARP's worst crime today:

Breaking up the Casey Blake DeWitt batting order.

NicJ said...

shake my head, garret anderson.

its usually what i do when he comes up to bat.

NicJ said...

what did i say. dont mess with an MSB.

Mr. Customer said...

AN MSB OF OUR VERY OWN!

Josh S. said...

I knew that was gonna backfire.

Non-sarcastic praise for Jamey!

Free rbnlaw said...

Admiral Ackbar avoids the trap!

MR. F said...

Yippee-aye-yay mini sirloin burgers!
Yippee-aye-ohh mini sirloin burgers!

Betsy said...

I <3 Carroll and his awesomeness. Yay 4-1 rocks..

NicJ said...

yay!! one more on the wild pitch!!

Steve Sax said...

Charley just likened Jamey Carroll to Eckstein.

Is Carroll our own MSB?!?!

Dusty Baker said...

@Arby

I guess you don't watch LOST then!

Mr. Customer said...

Two out madness is bee-youtiful when it's ours

Dusty Baker said...

I hate the Yankees
I hate the MSBs
I hate Bond's noggin
And Sweeney 0-for-3's

--Mr C

Dusty Baker said...

Frisco up 7-5 in the seventh

Dusty Baker said...

Timmeh's line:

5 IP
5 H
5 R
5 ER
5 BB
6 SO
1 HR allowed

Mr. Customer said...

If I have to eat my words, at least I'm getting MSBs

MR. F said...

I've never had an MSB. Are they still around?

Dusty Baker said...

Mr F said:

"Breaking up the Casey Blake DeWitt batting order."

I know! It pained me to even break the news.

Mr. Customer said...

@MR. F

Yeah, they're around. They're more amusing thanq delicious.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr F

Sadly, they were only there for a limited time.

They were actually very good.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, am I that far off base? I thought MSBs were done. My bad.

karina said...

I hate when people say "it's surprising the Dodgers are doing well without Manny, Furcal and Ethier"

Are you getting paid to narrate the game and aren't paying attention?

While they say that, I can hear Vinny in the background.

p.s they discussed the Kemp and Rihanna earlier *sigh*

Josh S. said...

Kogi sliders > MSBs

Mr. Customer said...

^than

Switching to landscape iPad orientation for fat fingers

Josh S. said...

The mini burger fad is over, but no one told Eckstein and Carroll.

MR. F said...

I'd be perfectly willing to try an MSB. Maybe if Carroll does something extraordinary.

NicJ said...

Jmart just ate up that hanging slider.

MR. F said...

J-MART!

Dusty Baker said...

MR C, you just caused a flash crash in the Nikkei with that fat finger.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

I saw them err, three weeks ago @ lincoln/SM JiTB, I think

Dusty Baker said...

Oh no you DIH-unt, Nic!

NicJ said...

great piece of situational hitting by paul.

terrible situational hitting by kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Excellent to know. I swear I thought they went the way of the McDLT.

Josh S. said...

Kemp just isn't stepping up. Maybe he thinks he'll trip and get injured if he tries to.

NicJ said...

two backwards K's by loney.

That will teach him not to shave.

MR. F said...

OH COME ON!

Dusty Baker said...

This pitcher's jersey says "Russell 55" and it's freaking Mrs Dusty out vis-a-vis Russell Martin being number 55.

Josh S. said...

This ump sucks.

Mr. Customer said...

Don't take my word for it. I'll have to head home that way tomorrow and document the evidence.

I might have been having flashbacks

Dusty Baker said...

Ump having a really bad night. Calling it poorly both ways, if that's any consolation.

NicJ said...

well we are winning so i wont complain about bad umpiring.

Ill save that for tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

Arizona just tied it at 7 w Gnats.

NicJ said...

Kershaw gives up a hit and stays in. this is new.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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