Sunday, May 23, 2010

Game 44 Thread: May 23 vs. Tigers, 1p

Hiroki Kuroda (5-1, 2.87) vs. Rick Porcello (3-4, 5.93)

You, helped us take first place, whoa

Got us back into the race, whoa

Watching D-Train make pitches wild

Gallaraga was so out-styled

Is Porcello mild?

We don't want to seem bad hosts, whoa

Not like we're trying to boast, whoa

But today is our chance to sweep

And make David Eckstein weep

Oh! Our hearts would leap

Don't the Tigers seem so tame

(Breaks they can't catch)

This 80's song is so lame

(These words are a stretch)

Get it? It's from Canadian heartthrob group Glass Tiger! Tiger! Made of glass! Like our fragile opponent! So enjoy the video, especially watching the lead singer's body overenunciate the beat like Steve Martin in The Jerk (or a guy having a seizure).

Oh, and let's win one today, boys, and get the sweep!

161 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Hmm, this GT is not resonating as well as I had anticipated.

KempKershaw said...

Martin C
Paul RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Anderson LF
DeWitt 2B
Carroll SS
Kuroda P

Anderson starts and bats 6th. This is why I despise Joe Torre.

KempKershaw said...

Anderson blows.

Helpful Sax?

Josh S. said...

Definitely good work, Sax. It's just that Lima Time's death has cast a shadow over everything.

Here's hoping Hiro throws a CGSO in his honor.

KempKershaw said...

#LimaTime

Paul said...

Heading back up the state to get back in time to watch most of the game and then the Lakers. I had a great time hanging with some of our crew.

Still shocked about Lima. I have a couple of memories about him that I will share in a bit. See you guys on the other side of the 3rd inning or so.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's win one for the Lima.

Dusty Baker said...

Just saw Shrek 4 so haven't had a chance to concentrate quite yet. I'm still really gutted re Lima, too.

Somewhere out there, it's Lima Time every day. :-((

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, seems surreal since I've seen him at the stadium just s few weeks ago

Free rbnlaw said...

LIMA TIME IN MEMORIAM.

The man loved the game and it showed every time he took the mound. Young players take note.

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, (F)RBNL.

Josh S. said...

It's Lima Time for Dodger Baseball!!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

This game is eerily like yesterday's so far. Hopefully it will continue that trajectory.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So much for a sweep.

NicJ said...

Sweeps are overrated anyways.

NicJ said...

Hiro now has to really work uphill if he wants a quality start today.

Mr. Customer said...

Gah, Hiro's all over the place

NicJ said...

Pods already have a run on king Felix too.

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, is THAT a shitty start!

Orel said...

Holy smokes, we're down early.

karina said...

I'm not online the whole morning and if it wasn't for the GT, i wouldn't have found out 'till much later. RIP, Mr. Lima.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If it makes anyone feel better, Los Tigres scored first in the previous two games, and we still won both.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MARTIN ON BASE STREAK: 17

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

CORRECTION: MARTIN ON BASE STREAK: 18

Dusty Baker said...

I like what Torre said re: Lima Time:

“You don’t know if he had confidence in himself or he was trying to convince himself and everybody else that he did. He was a showman, hotdog, but he’d win games. A lot of times it maybe wasn’t his ability but his ability to will himself to do it. And talking himself into it I think he sort of intimidated the opposition, too.”

Dusty Baker said...

That's one strange balk.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BALK

NicJ said...

A balk! That made my
Sunday.

Josh S. said...

#BlameKemp

Orel said...

Kemp SMOKES it — right into Porcello's glove...and a DP. Maybe it's not our day.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was his plan all along.

NicJ said...

What a catch!

Luck doesn't appear to be in our favor today.

Mr. Customer said...

S.O.B.

NicJ said...

What time is the laker game tonight?

Mr. Customer said...

Well, at least the we aren't falling further behind

Mr. Customer said...

Gutsy AB

Dusty Baker said...

We need to hit it where they ain't.

karina said...

Guys, they can win this game. They are the Dodgers and playing like that lately, if it was April i'd pretty sure they could lose.

These are the red hot, tied in the first place Dodgers. FAITH!

Mr. Customer said...

You useless, useless man.

NicJ said...

Two innings two double plays.

I'm glad I decided not to go today.

Dusty Baker said...

I have faith, Karina. It jsut seems like one of those days where everything we hit sharply is right to where they is.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Casey Blake. He sucks now that he has the beard back.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

Yep, it's a menorah.

Dusty Baker said...

For Lima Time:

http://yfrog.com/7gr16gj

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That took a while.

Dusty Baker said...

KKKK for Kuroda. He seems to have regained it. 3 down isn't insurmountable.

karen said...

Hi everyone

So sad to hear about Jose Lima. I have such great memories of Lima Time in 04.

Thanks Jose. God Bless you and your family.

Dusty Baker said...

I was thinking back to that great Lima Time victory in 2004. I distinctly remember giving work the big middle finger that day to watch at my local bar, Crown City Brewery. Sat there with the bartenders and watched the whole thing before stumbling home down the street.

My beloved bar isn't there any more, and, alas, nor is Lima Time. But thanks for the great memory!

karen said...

All right Matty, you hit the ball away from Porcello this time!

Orel said...

Bummer of a birthmark, Porcello.

Dusty Baker said...

To add to my above note, turns out Lima was a neighbor of mine:

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_15145893?source=rss

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I demand a Beard homer.

Dusty Baker said...

Quit fucking hitting it to where they be at!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGH

Mr. Customer said...

Not getting hits and outs in the correct order

NicJ said...

Maybe we should try hitting the ball softer. Hard line drives aren't working today for some reason.

Dusty Baker said...

Tony Larussa

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Dammit. Can't stop thinking about Lima. Why is this guy's death so hard to take?
I have a feeling it's because he was so good at getting the crowd into games, or maybe the improbable playoff win in '04. He was personable, enthusiastic, and just plain freakin' fun.
I remember him going on the Jim Rome Show and just cracking me up.
RIP big man. The best to his family.

Now back to this one.

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, RB, I'm feelin' the same way.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Oh, and Garrett Anderson makes me want to kick my dog.

(Don't worry, karina; I won't)

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Thanks DB.
When a celeb dies, it's no big deal to me. Lima goes (granted at a VERY young age), and I find myself blinking back tears.

No shit.

karina said...

I hadn't realize the Dodgers game is on TV.

Sorry for my absence, but i have to sketch big time.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Vin: "That'll do it for Garrett Anderson."

If only, Vin. If only.

Mr. Customer said...

Why are we giving him more ABs?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Porcello is getting drilled.

Dusty Baker said...

If we can't beat these guys, we can at least beat the shit out of the pitcher with liners up the middle.

karen said...

Busy day for Porcello

karina said...

@Rbnlaw (time) your dog doesn't deserve to pay for the ineptitude of others :)

Orel said...

HeadsUp BaseRunning by DeWitt! 1st & 3rd, 1 out.

karina said...

Dodgers MSB!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rancho Pauliendo

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Oh, he won't karina. But MLASF's wall might have a bone to pick with GAARP.

Mr. Customer said...

XP, time to be the man

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOORAY FOR PAUL!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Xman to the rescue.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

BISON TIME!!

Dusty Baker said...

Right back in this mofo, mofos!

Mr. Customer said...

Whoo-hoo!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Gave it a ride.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

We got ourselves a game here, folks.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Hey, Cabrerra, the bench is over there. Get on it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wonder how sick this guy gets from being called Brando, especially with Inge batting behind him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*Brandon

Dusty Baker said...

Inge's tats are just hideous. And lame.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, sawed-off shotgun level precision by Kuroda

Dusty Baker said...

Got a sawed off...bodies are hauled off.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Eldest daughter just got back from Hawaii and brought me a beer glass from Bubba Gump Shrimp.

It really works well. Even makes Corona drinkable.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Vin called Inge "Brad" during his second at-bat.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

My buddy is in Loge 150 or so today. If anyone's at the game, feel free to go by and tell him to get his ass home and start the BBQ. I'll be at his house in an hour.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What the GAARP?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

GAARP with a single?
Hell reports a cold front moving in.

Dusty Baker said...

I hesitate ever to doubt you, RB, but your Corona statement stretches my trust.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Who's available to run for GAARP? Manny?
Green?
Torre?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rancho...Mannyendo?

karen said...

MSB MODE!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We should have pinch run Mitch Poole.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

Paul said...

Home at last!

Bases Loaded! Who is up? You know.

Dusty Baker said...

Man-cho Ardiendo!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WTF?

Orel said...

First-pitch swinging I KNEW IT.

Josh S. said...

Well...

...there that was.

Dusty Baker said...

"Talk about the air coming out of the balloon." -Vin

"Talk about the air coming out of the balloon." -Me

NicJ said...

Shucks

rbnlaw TIME! said...

ah shit.

Mr. Customer said...

Crap, wasted chance

Josh S. said...

We had already reached our old man hit limit for that inning.

Paul said...

Well that didn't last long.

Dodgers don't take advantage of a GA hit. Now they will have to wait 30 abs for another.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No sixth win for Hiro. But at least he gets a quality start.

NicJ said...

Seems like mannys MO in those situations is to jump on
the first pitch. It works occasionally. Oh well.

Paul said...

Josh

love the idea of MLB showing the NLDS game with Lima. One of my favorite memories at the Ravine.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

DB,
The power of this glass is amazing. It can't get Manny to lay off the first pitch, though.

NicJ said...

Oakland just took a 1-0 lead over SF. Man their hitting seems worse than last year.

Paul said...

Shaggy solves the mystery of the crouching Tigers.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Bleeding Gums Murphy?

NicJ said...

A korg triton? Come on man Kurzweil all the way.

Mr. Customer said...

Top of the order. Time to get this done.

Steve Sax said...

All right, let's do this!

Mr. Customer said...

Holy crap. Take a pitch.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Mr. F:
I ran your post through Google Translator. Now I get it.

Still the worst GBA in a long time.

karen said...

Ah crap

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Thanks a pantload, Belli.

NicJ said...

Man. Belli sure can give up a HR ball.

Paul said...

We may be playing with house money right now but I want more house money!!!

Gonna have to step it up in the DSB inning.

Paul said...

Lead off walk. Facing a pitcher with the last name Perry during DSB inning. Good vibes.

Paul said...

Nevermind GA up.

Dusty Baker said...

That 4th run was a killer, but we can still get it done. #KarinaFaith

rbnlaw TIME! said...

(doing my best karina imitation)
Well this will make the comeback more exciting.

Mr. Customer said...

Wha!?

Paul said...

Holy Shit!

Reverse Jinx works! Although I wasn't trying, GA sucks.

Paul said...

Fuck!!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Thanks a pantload, Belli2.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh COME ON.

Mr. Customer said...

God, Seattle is terrible, too

NicJ said...

At the very least this game has served as a bridge to the laker game.

NicJ said...

Thanks for nothing, shitty mariners.

Orel said...

Dontrelle Willis is about to bury us.

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG just Tweeted:

"R.I.P. Lima Time. You will be missed."

Mr. Customer said...

We've been putting the ball in play, but it ain't finding it's way through.

A Delino said...

A pinch-hitting pitcher who looks like Howard Stern's Beetlejuice.

A Delino said...

I remember when Dontrelle tore a hole through the NL East. He and Milton had similar problems - though Dontrelle only took his problems out on his ERA.

Paul said...

Well this is starting to get away from the Dodgers.

Josh S. said...

DFA Sherrill.

And fire Torre while you're at it.

NicJ said...

Damn Sherrill is going from trade bait to non tender fast.

Mr. Customer said...

Shit, stick a fork in it.

Paul said...

Sherill is useless.

A Delino said...

I sat down to a 3-2 game.
Wot happened?

Paul said...

We only need one guy with two consecutive Rs in their name anyways.

Paul said...

Oh I hate this Jose.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're screwed. Two outta three ain't bad though.

NicJ said...

Didn't Valverde hurt his ankle last year after a save celebration against us?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, now we just need two more singles and then a homer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that sums up our day.

NicJ said...

Damn. What's that like 5 double plays?

Paul said...

Back to second but ahead of the Giants.

Mr. Customer said...

That's a fitting end to a shitty game

NicJ said...

To top it off I get to listen to chris meyers on the post game.

I hope he isn't the permanent host.

Orel said...

PGT up.

Josh S. said...
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