Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Game 46 Thread: May 26 @ Cubs, 5p

Chad Billingsley (5-2, 3.66) vs Tom Gorzelanny (2-4, 3.09).

COMMENTS: Fine. I hereby banish the 1980s music references, as the last two GameThreads both resulted in defeats for our Dodgers. Or was that our Dodgers playing at all yesterday? I thought Rafael Furcal was making his return appearance to the starting lineup, but with an 0-for-4, 2K performance in the leadoff spot, coupled with a two defensive errors (fielding AND throwing), I'm sensing the balls yesterday must have been "wriggly" indeed.

So today we go at it again, the Dodgers starting the eleven-letter Billingsley (coming off a big win vs. Dontrelle Willis; however, winless (0-2) lifetime at Wrigley Field), vs. the Cubs' ten-letter Gorzelanny, who was hit on the left hand in his last start vs. the Phillies (he still got the win, with 6.2 IP of shutout ball). Accuscore in today's WSJ says we're going to lose today, 4.7 runs to 4.2 runs, but given yesterday's blanking, I'd almost take it just to see a number other than "0" in our box score line. And how about we make fewer than three errors this time? And try and overcome the Collins Curse?

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Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - old school, because he's calling on a Blackberry 5810?

Fred's Brim said...

oof just out of the reach of FJL, Fontenot at second with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

no HR, Bills

Steve Sax said...

Ugh, two out double

Fred's Brim said...

yes - grounder to Raffy (that he actually handles)

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - is it just me here or is Blogger acting funny again?

MBS said...

WGN is showing closeups of Billingsley's face. Looks like he's growing a soul patch. In tuft we trust?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it's just you.

Josh S. said...

I hope Collins isn't roaming.

Fred's Brim said...

it's ok to take pitches!

Steve Sax said...

Bills @ culver city AT&T June 5

Fred's Brim said...

Fair ball - FJL with a triple!!

Josh S. said...

Can't Prime Ticket put ANYTHING else on the screen? I suggest a loop of Loney's grand slam.

Mr. Customer said...

Loney loves him some Wrigley

Steve Sax said...

FJL Triple! His first triple of the year!

Fred's Brim said...

jeez Reed, take a pitch

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Beard at Pasadena Verizon store, also on June 5.

Fred's Brim said...

he looks as bad as XP did yesterday

when is Dre back again?

Fred's Brim said...

RJ with a RBI double into the left field corner!

Josh S. said...

Johnson clears his own spot!

koufax said...

there you go reed

David said...

94% on fangraphs!

Josh S. said...

Woooooo!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Blakey D dunks one in right in front of Soriano, Johnson had to wait at 2nd and couldnt advance. Gorgonzolanny out

Josh S. said...

Can't PT borrow WGN's feed?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've been pleasantly surprised by Reed. Admirable offense and stellar defense.

karina said...

Bills, in play (no outs)!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Bills gets the bunt down, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out

David said...

Gameday's been confusing as heck for the past 5 minutes.

Fred's Brim said...

tapper from Raffy, throw from Theriot goes way past the catcher, 1 run scores, Raffy makes it to second on the error

Fred's Brim said...

Russ up, again 2nd and 3rd, 1 out

David said...

That was like, baseball yin and yang right there

Fred's Brim said...

Russ hammers it to FuKu for the 2nd out, Blake running on the play, not tagging

Fred's Brim said...

Kemp up with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

Matty Ks but we get 2 more runs

Josh S. said...

Maaaaaatt...

Fred's Brim said...

oof FuKu hammers one out to left

karen said...

Crap

Fred's Brim said...

sorry X Nady, not FuKu

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Xavier N.

Fred's Brim said...

and of course Joe pees his pants and gets up Belli1

David said...

Darned Xavier.

Fred's Brim said...

FuKu grounds a single on an 1-2 count, Joe fills his depends a little more

David said...

Well, this'll be the end of Bills.

Fred's Brim said...

and there goes Bills. Good outting if you ask me. He fought through some hits and bad fielding behind him and ended up doing ok

Mr. Customer said...

Meh. On the bright side, Chad did regain his composure after a rough inning.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes that didn't seem like a foul ball...

Fred's Brim said...

4-3-6 DP!! nice work!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim it was almost a quality start, but it shows Bills is gaining confidence on himself. After all, he managed to get out of a few jams.

karen said...

PT back up

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - yes I agree totally. I hope we can get a few more runs and win this for him

Fred's Brim said...

this ump hates us

Fred's Brim said...

FJL with a double, a HR away from the cycle

Fred's Brim said...

Belli still in. I don't like him coming back out for second innings usually

Fred's Brim said...

DLee with a leadoff single vs Belli. I wonder how long his leash is

karina said...

King James has a royal composure today.

karen said...

Who rattled Derek Lee's cage? He's done nothing all season

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Belli, no walks

karen said...

Our 4 run lead is looking a little shakey

Fred's Brim said...

crud - bloop double that Manny nor Furcal couldnt get to. 2nd and 3rd, nobody out. HCK coming in

Betsy said...

Manny should take a break and X-man should drop in for a visit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game is taking too damn long.

Mr. Customer said...

Fer chrissakes

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Fred's Brim said...

HCK with the K with a guy on 3rd, 2 outs now

Fred's Brim said...

and another K, inning mercifully over

Josh S. said...

Come on, bat flip!

karina said...

Insurance, insurance...

Fred's Brim said...

HCK in and bunting? and he executes

Steve Sax said...

Hello gents! Back on the other side. (No, I don't live in Bakersfield.)

7-5 Dodgers. Good sac bunt by Hunchy, after the DeWitt single, but Raffy's quick fly out to center gives us two out and a RISP in the top of the eighth...

Steve Sax said...

And now that I'm watching a TV--

1) Collins is bad
2) it looks really dark out there in the stands. who knows what the heck is going on.

Fred's Brim said...

HCK to try to get it to Brox

Steve Sax said...

And we can't score with a leadoff single.

Boo.

I'm not even starting the PGT, this isn't giving me a good feeling.

Steve Sax said...

Out of town scoreboard:

Cards and Pads scoreless, with two on and one out in the top of the fifth for the Cards.

Nats up on SF 3-0 in the fifth. Nats have a man at second with none out.

Fred's Brim said...

ooof here we go

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single to left, which is EXACTLY why Collins shouldn't start the half-inning by saying "Dodgers have six outs left to go."

Thanks for jinxing it, Collins you jerk.

Steve Sax said...

Soto on first, none out, Cubs down by two.

"Cubs need two runs to tie!", I expect Collins to say

David said...

This wasn't supposed to be a tight game!

Steve Sax said...

fuKKKodome

David said...

It's either hits or strikeouts for Kuo tonight. He doesn't mess around with the stupid bases on balls stuff.

Steve Sax said...

Collins, giving the out count again.

STOP IT COLLINS YOU ARE KILLING US

Steve Sax said...

Here comes Brox

karina said...

Fukudome just got his third K.

Steve Sax said...

Gosh, tomorrow's game is early.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton for the five-out save.

Josh S. said...

5 out save attempt? Fun!

Fred's Brim said...

wow DP!

David said...

Broxton getting shit done.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That'll get the job done.

Fred's Brim said...

Broxton in for the 4-out save?

Steve Sax said...

Wow, the LAT really didn't like Sex and the City 2. Now what am I gonna do this weekend?!

Nice DP by Blake DeWitt, of course induced by big bad Jon.

Steve Sax said...

"There will be no public onsale for the Yankees series."

"DO YOU HEAR THAT, JAMIE? YOU AIN'T COMING TO THE YANKEE GAMES IN FOUR WEEKS! Love Frank."

Fred's Brim said...

Brox doesnt get many double plays - i wonder what his rate is

Fred's Brim said...

lets get some (more) insurance

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@FB - That's mainly because he doesn't allow many baserunners to begin with.

Steve Sax said...

Loney's a HR away from the cycle. Does he hit HRs at Wrigley?

Oh yeah, there was that one...

Fred's Brim said...

wow you could hear the swing and miss on WGN

Paul said...

Hey all.

Made it just in time to watch 2007 Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Free James Loney!

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASF, well yeah

Steve Sax said...

dude, one fo you guys has to get on to give FJL a shot

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Beard

Fred's Brim said...

Timmy getting worked by the Nats

Paul said...

What is up with Fookie? He is playing like dookie.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon casey, keep it going

Steve Sax said...

0-2 to Casey masterpiece

Steve Sax said...

BEARD!!!

Paul said...

Walk him. All I am sayin is dvr James a chance.


Beard!!!!!

karen said...

BEARD ACTION

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IN BEARD WE TRUST

Fred's Brim said...

Casey setting up the back-to-back HRs!

Fred's Brim said...

aww cmon! take a frikkin pitch!

Paul said...

Wow James not much for the drama.

Steve Sax said...

oh well, no cycle for FJL

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - I like your pic, but what's up with the ball? is that about to hit XP?

Fred's Brim said...

so how many outs are left, Curse?

Steve Sax said...

Derrek Lee is good.

Paul said...

Jamey is in! Wow I never thought I would type that in a positive way.

Fred's Brim said...

Matt grabs the first out, even though it was belted by Lee

Steve Sax said...

Kemp's routes to the ball can be maddening, but at least he flagged down Lee's fly out to center for the first out.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ got nailed on that one. AJ Ellis may be catching tomorrow

Paul said...

Is that Shaq behind home plate?

Paul said...

Ice Russ Martin!!

Fred's Brim said...

called strike 3!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more out to go, right Collins?

Paul said...

One more out and we party!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We win! Suck it, nerds!

Paul said...

Niceeeeee.

David said...

GAEM OVAH

Steve Sax said...

Whoo hoo!

Okay, now I'll do the PGT

Fred's Brim said...

there it is! good win in a weird game

Mr. Customer said...

Now we make party!

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Steve Sax said...

PGT up! And Orlando lives another day vs. Boston!

Steve Sax said...

Eric Collins is still counting the number of outs left, but just realized he's out of fingers

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