Saturday, May 22, 2010

Game 43 Thread: May 22 vs. Tigers, 4p

John Ely (2-1, 3.51) vs. Armando Galarraga (1-0, 1.59).

COMMENTS: Welcome to (a tie for) first place! The Dodger fan's latest man-crush, John Ely, takes his 84-batters-without-a-walk streak to the mound this afternoon in order to continue the Dodgers' amazing interleague streak of...one win in a row. Hey, a journey of a thousand miles....

In news from the other dugout, Johnny Damon gets the start for the Tigers today. Oh, and this just in from Sax: "Armando Galarraga has a lot of 'A's in his name. And one 'O'." Ladies and gentlemen, the SoSG scouting department!

original photo by Alex Gallardo/AP

168 comments:

Josh S. said...

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

Josh S. said...

A pseudo-national audience gets their first look at Ely.

Expect a surge in the birth rate nine months from today.

Neeebs said...

Like this line-up.

Ely's coming, hide your heart girl. (With credit to Three Dog Night)

Free rbnlaw said...

Drinking to commence in 3,2,1. . .

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, XP is starting! Cool!

Neeebs said...

A little pre-game distraction by watching Star Wars IV on Spike TV.

Neeebs said...

You don't need to see our identification.

These aren't the droids you are looking for.

Move along.

Neeebs said...

And if Greedo shoots first in the revisionist history version, why is he such a poor shot?

Josh S. said...

Thirteen years later, and that Jabba scene is still so jarring.

Neeebs said...

What a piece of junk.

She'll make light speed in 1.5.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Parsecs are units of distance, stupid.

Neeebs said...

No one cares if a droid is upset.

Droids don't pull arms out of your sockets if you lose.

Spanky said...

Get out of there Wedge. You're doing no good back there.

Free rbnlaw said...

Almost finished cleaning the kitchen. Just in time for the first pitch. . .hopefully.

Free rbnlaw said...

Sorry. That wasn't a line from Episode IV.

Cut the chatter, Red 2.

Free rbnlaw said...

Mother told me, yes she told me
I'd meet girls like you
She also told me stay away,
You never know what you'll catch.

Sorry, just listening to Pandora whilst cleaning and waiting for the game to begin.

Paul said...

At the stadium!! I forgot my bedazzled dodger shirt. I have to settle for this Martin jersey.

Anyone in the neighborhood right field level the "Josh Section"?

Josh S. said...

@Paul: At first I was going to say "Huh?", but I just saw your Twitpic. Yeah, I always seem to end up there.

My pics from last night, btw. Very light on ESB stuff.

Josh S. said...

Why am I watching SW on crappy Spive TV blur-o-vision when I have the DVDs?

Josh S. said...

^Spike

Free rbnlaw said...

@Josh
It blurred your typing.

Anyone else going to the CSUF game in Fullerton tonight? Possibly the hottest team in the country at the moment.

Dusty Baker said...

Canter's: open

Paul said...

One beer in me. Now for round two with a dodger dog and a night on the town ahead. This cheap trip might not be so cheap.

Where you at Dusty?

karen said...

@Josh--Luke is adorable! Thanks for the pictures

Paul said...

This is the longest Tiwanese tourist song ever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Four games and yet the Subway Series gets all the attention.

Free rbnlaw said...

Headed for something to eat, then to the yard. . .in Fullerton.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Scare the crap out of me, why doncha, Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fuck.

NicJ said...

i forgot we play like shit on national games.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Our shitty defense is back.

NicJ said...

Man i saw this coming.

Dusty Baker said...

This phony Elymania may have bitten the dust.

Neeebs said...

In the Loge, in the house.

Hold in Ely.

I think I got DB in my sights

karen said...

Come on kid, settle down

NicJ said...

Elymania does not work in interleague.

NicJ said...

Elymania is officially over, theres the walk.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ely Mania is dead.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul

hit me up at dustybkrdodgr@gmail.com

Steve Sax said...

2-0 and the end of the walkless streak? Boooo

NicJ said...

im sure we can get those runs back, its not like we have ever been embarrassed by a bad pitcher before.

Josh S. said...

The Sun! The Sun is his weakness!

karen said...

All Ely's national game butterflies should be gone now

NicJ said...

Remember the last fox game? Lincecum shutting down the offense and collecting RBI at the plate.

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Don't you think it's too early for the grumpiness! it's the first inning!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, at the very least, Russ extends his on-base streak to 16 games.

Josh S. said...

Dick Stockton and Jose Mota? Ugh.

Way to make me long for Buck and McCarver.

Josh S. said...

I LIKE IT!

karina said...

Galarraga has been mediocre at his best for a while, why should it be different with the Dodgers?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy's been teaching XP a thing or two!

NicJ said...

Paul is a really good bunter.

karina said...

@Josh are you saying Ely might be a vampire?

NicJ said...

Its never too early for grumpiness. Isn't that on the SOSG shield?

Josh S. said...

Wow, those two swings looked like garbage, Manny.

Josh S. said...

@karina: Well, I was saying that on Twitter, but I didn't want to completely recycle the joke.

Josh S. said...

Stockton=Steiner

NicJ said...

damn, its a run though.

Neeebs said...

I'll take that

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll take it.

karina said...

That Manny line made a glorious sound.

I'm happy because this is my third Dodgers game in a row on TV.

NicJ said...

Kemp, you disappoint me.

karina said...

@Nic J right, maybe grumpiness is a trademark but i can't help to point out it's always early for that.

@Josh hadn't checked out Twitter. I hope, in the case he is a vampire, that he isn't the sparkly type.

Dean said...

I'm stuck watching Mets/Yanks. I hate when fox has the game. Yanks/Mets would have been on anyway here. Does anyone know of a live feed?

MR. F said...

Stupid national blackout is blacking out the game on mlb.tv

karina said...

Beard Mode!

NicJ said...

IN BEARD WE TRUST

Josh S. said...

BEARD MODE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IN BEARD WE TRUST

Neeebs said...

I like it hairy man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was the extent of Carroll's power.

Josh S. said...

What's Ely's walk-up music?

NicJ said...

@Josh, sounded like the vines.

Josh S. said...

Sorry, Ely doesn't have a walk-up song. People spontaneously burst into song when he approaches the plate.

MR. F said...

Empire Strikes Back question:
How long was Luke training with Yoda and how long were Han/Chewie/Leia/3PO being chased around by Vader in the asteroid field? How long did it take the Falcon to get to Bespin?

Seems like Luke should have been training for at least months, while the Falcon was being chased around for what seems like days at the most.

karen said...

I miss Vin

MR. F said...

I suppose I figure that with the hyperdrive damaged, they have to basically float to Bespin, which I guess could take months or something.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Dick and Jose in LA"

That sounds like some kind of porno.

NicJ said...

Penny's on the DL after that grand slam? haha, sounds like something he would do.

Although usually i would of thought they were talking about pancakes.

Josh S. said...

Random observation: The Azul tequila ad behind home plate is gone. I wonder if they're not allowed to advertise on big Fox.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - Backstop ads are just green screens. FOX inserts the ads through computers for TV. All national outlets do this.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp double! The Bison roams!

MR. F said...

WHOO!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

LONEY RIBEE!

karina said...

We are winning, ladies and gents!

King James RBI single, no outs

NicJ said...

they picked a bad time to do the prerecorded interview.

Josh S. said...

Well-timed interview.

Josh S. said...

@MLASF The Azul ad is normally on the little gate next to the regular backstop ad. I think it's an in-stadium ad.

karina said...

Beard singles and there is no outs, go Blue!

MR. F said...

WHOO!!!!

NicJ said...

MR TRIPLE!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh. Nevermind then.

DETRIPLE!

Josh S. said...

D3!

karina said...

DeWitt triple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dodgers 5, Tigers 2

karen said...

YES Blake!!!!

karina said...

Son. don't strand DeWitt on third, please...

MR. F said...

Shucks.

karina said...

He did *sigh*

That's why it's bad to be greedy, never is enough

karen said...

That's the way to shut 'em down Blue!

Josh S. said...

Two bad at-bats in one!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THE BISON ROAMS!!

MR. F said...

BISON STRENGTH!!! PSYCHO CRUSHER!!!

karina said...

I take this bomb after the DP!

Josh S. said...

BISONIC BOOM!

(Stupid Manny.)

Orel said...

BISON! 6-2 Dodgers

Neeebs said...

Matty pulled the ball and Crushed it.

NicJ said...

ouch, now that DP really hurt.

A 4 run lead still aint bad.

Josh S. said...

Fu-Te Ni? But the Jawas weren't in Empire Strikes Back!

Steve Sax said...

6-2 Dodgers

MR. F said...

HAH! Monday seems annoyed with Steiner.

NicJ said...

Jake Gyllenhaal says he is both a lakers fan and a celtics fan.

I say he is just trying to promote his crappy movie.

NicJ said...

im starting to worry about the celtics a little bit.

Josh S. said...

DP, so now Jamey Carroll will hit a home run.

Oh wait...

karina said...

@Nic J i'm really looking forward for the Prince of Persia, just because that game was awesome and filled hours of my childhood

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a short leash

MR. F said...

Yeah. 80 pitches?

Josh S. said...

What is it about leadoff singles that makes Joe bring the hook?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - It's clearly indicative that the pitcher has nothing left. Especially since it's against a terrible batter like Austin Jackson.

NicJ said...

Joe was still mad at him for that walk he gave up. disgusting.

NicJ said...

elymania looks pissed hanging out on the railing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Torre has instructions to appease the Taiwanese contingency present

NicJ said...

thats a nice awkward moment with Nancy Bea.

NicJ said...

this game could get interesting after that error.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

See what happens when you pull Ely, Torre.

NicJ said...

crap, game getting interesting.

Josh S. said...

Kuo-oh!

MR. F said...

Yay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was close

NicJ said...

WOW that was a strike to first!!

Kuo to DL.

Josh S. said...

Kuo's one of the few guys who could make that throw that fast.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Prime Ticket/KCAL should show this, and not GBA.

NicJ said...

stupid press box announcements ruining Nancy Bea's moment.

karina said...

This was a very nice segment with Nancy Bea! i sang

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is new: They're talking with Ely now.

MR. F said...

Vintage Steiner.

NicJ said...

what the hell tron?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron's struggling? How can that be? It's not like he's had an extended workload or anything.

Josh S. said...

Tron's new entrance music.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dice-K throwing a no-no. But of course, it's a FOX game, so no live updates for us.

NicJ said...

he sucks when he doesnt pitch everyday.

karina said...

This is ridiculous, why not Monasterios, Belisario, even Sherrill?

NicJ said...

torre doesnt trust monasterios, sherrill, and sometimes beli.

NicJ said...

Jeeze, somethings wrong with tron.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, Torre's stubborness just gave Austin Jackson a concussion. That should teach him a lesson.

karina said...

Now it's getting dangerous, he's losing command. Poor Jackson :(

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For one, Belly pitched yesterday. For two, Sherrill sucks something awful, and I don't trust him. For three, Monasterios is a rookie, and that automatically disqualifies him.

NicJ said...

Juan Castro breaks up the no no.

NicJ said...

Weaver, two pitches, two strikes, one out.

NicJ said...

zumaya is making the dodger bats look silly.

NicJ said...

at least that means he wont be pitching tomorrow.

MR. F said...

Yup.

NicJ said...

crap

NicJ said...

broxtons BABIP is like .370

good thing they dont make contact often.

NicJ said...

until today

karina said...

Hmmm, does Broxton think he's playing the NLCS?

NicJ said...

theres one.

but the tough part of the lineup is up.

karina said...

Beard Gold Glove!

NicJ said...

casey got that one by a facial hairs margin.

Josh S. said...

Gold Beard?

karina said...

@Mr LASF would it be over optimistic if i think Sherrill can redeem himself?

Merlin's pants, Brox

NicJ said...

god damn broxton.

now a single give up the lead.

NicJ said...

or ties it, whatever.

Josh S. said...

Bibi Besch is good at baseball.

NicJ said...

that was close

MR. F said...

Yeah. Close.

Josh S. said...

All together now: WHEW!

Josh S. said...

So...Tron to the DL with Proctoritis?

Orel said...

PHEWPGTUP!

NicJ said...

@Josh, So Where do you go for Proctoritis? The Proctologist?