Thursday, May 27, 2010

Game 47 Thread: May 27 @ Cubs, 11:20a

John Ely (3-1, 3.41) vs. Ted Lilly (1-4, 4.30).

COMMENTS: The Doc Savage-esque Ely brings his nifty 7.00 K/BB rate to Wrigley today, and if form holds, he will be good for at least six innings. That's not all: It's a homecoming for Ely, but fear not — he grew up a White Sox fan. "I had no other choice," he said. "My dad would have disowned me if I was a Cubs fan." Hopefully this fistful of incentives will be enough to keep the Elymaniacs satisfied. Let the Man of Bronze do right to all Dodgers and harm only Cubs!

UPDATE 9:10a (SoSG Sax): It's much too early in the morning for any sort of coherent wit, but given DB made the Ely-Lilly comment last night and J Steve reminded us this morning, here's your morning dose of pharmaceutical references. Take two of these, and call me in the morning. Or in a couple of hours, when first pitch happens.

176 comments:

J. Steve said...

No "Ely-Lilly" joke??? Was it too obvious?

Dusty Baker said...

I made it a few days ago!

J. Steve said...

Just wanted to make sure it was taken care of somehow! Then again, I'm sure the joke will be made plenty of times during today's broadcast.

Dusty Baker said...

Martin
Paul
Kemp
Blake
Loney
Johnson (LF)
DeWitt
Carroll
Ely

Dusty Baker said...

I plan on making the joke a number of times until they finally kick me out of here, J Steve. :-)

Dusty Baker said...

Today's lineup courtesy of Dodger Thoughts.

Josh S. said...

A game thread before I've had my coffee? Will wonders never cease?

Josh S. said...

Manny sitting out a pharmaceutical-themed game? No way!

Steve Sax said...

Ask your doctor if female fertility hormones are right for you.

Josh S. said...

NO MORE-TIZ!!!

Neeebs said...

I valium my time, so I won't do any puns this morning.

Neeebs said...

This just in.

The Ortiz era has thankfully ended.

Ortiz designated for assignment.
Justin Miller recalled from the Isotopes.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, Neeebs delivered the news a little more clearly than I did. I was too excited to go into details.

Fred's Brim said...

Can I make my Marcus (P)Fizer, "Astra" Seneca Wallace joke again?

Fred's Brim said...

And a "wow" to the Ortiz era ending (because their ERAs were never ending - heyo!). Who will back MonsterStereos in Colorado? I would hope it would be Weaver but I am sure Joe will just trot Tronny back out there to go 4 innings like he did last year

Josh S. said...

Not a pun, but I always like the ads for prescription sleep aids that say, "Side effects may include drowsiness."

Josh S. said...

Monster Cheerios doesn't need backing up!

Fred's Brim said...

aww she's pottytrained!

Neeebs said...

Josh:

I didn't get the "Tiz" reference until after I hit the send button.

It's all good.

Now if we can just swap XP for GA when AE comes back and pick up Lee or Oswalt, we can then breathe a bit easier.

karen said...

YAY! Our little MSB is playing and R. Ortiz is gone

It's all good today

Dusty Baker said...

Just ended a staff meeting early so I could get to the GT. (That's Game Thread, not gin and tonic, alas.)

RaOrtiz gone? Thumbs up.

Justin Miller up? Cool. We needed more tats for better street cred.

Let's get some runs!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I always wanted to keep the "Miller the Tattooed Lady" meme going.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh re side effects

Yeah same with prescription allergy medication that may cause watery eyes, congestion, etc.

Josh S. said...

I have to do some work away from my desk for the next hour or so. This will be my last comment for a bit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll be out in about ten minutes or so.

karina said...

I think it's Paul's birthday, so Happy Birthday!

Dodgers win this one for Paul, this guy makes road trips just to watch your games.

I can't stay, tomorrow's is my mom's bday and I have to engage on secret operations with my dad.

I'm not concerned, Ely is starting (wow, grew up as a White Sox fan, the more I know him, the more I like him).

Go Blue!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

An uneventful first.

Dusty Baker said...

4-pitch walk to Lee?

Steve Sax said...

with that groundout in the first inning, Kemp is 1-for-his-last-10

Loney Fan said...

That just means that he is going to go 4/4 the rest of the day

karen said...

What a great story about Ely and JMart being roommates

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp has his moments, but just isn't that scary to opposing pitchers these days. He's needing to take it to the next level of his career, but seems to just be dog paddling to stay above water. Not hatin', just sayin'.

Steve Sax said...

reed johnson ruins lilly's no-hit bid!

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone else not getting audio option for MLB At Bat?

Steve Sax said...

...and blake dewitt Ks on three pitches.

I am growing weary of Blake DeWitt. Whenever I see him in a key situation, he's flailing. Is this just my bad timing?

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Feliz cumple anos para tu mama.
Saludos a ella para Los Angeles.

Neeebs said...

@Sax:

I kinda feel the same way, but then he will do something positive and his short comings dissolve.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I see what Neeebs means. We just have to acknowledge that DeWitt is a work in progress with a lot of potential. He will struggle but he has also come through for us already.

Steve Sax said...

come on, kempy

Neeebs said...

Kempy?

Is that what Rhianna calls him now?

Steve Sax said...

beard single!

Josh S. said...

With the exception of not having any homers, I think DeWitt is doing better than his work in progress counterpart on the Angels, Brandon Wood.

Steve Sax said...

come on, FJL

scoreless through three and a half innings.

karen said...

Ely had to catch that or die

Dusty Baker said...

Should have walked Lee like last time!

karen said...

Dodgers can't get Lee out

Steve Sax said...

one-out double for Derrek Lee in the fourth notches the Cubbies' first hit.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, DB and Neeebs, I'll give DeWitt a DeBreak...

Neeebs said...

Does Manny make that catch?

karen said...

Sweeeet catch by Reed Johnson!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH!

I can only assume that was a great catch by R Johnson. Can't wait to get home and watch this thing.

Loney Fan said...

Reed Johnson already fighting for player of the game.

Dusty Baker said...

This DeWitt guy sucks!

Neeebs said...

OK, if DeWitt hits a game winning HR later, can we forget about the SOs so far?

Neeebs said...

Time to grab a Fabs Dog.

Off to the car with audio only.

Steve Sax said...

BlaKKe DeWitt, two ABs and two Ks

Steve Sax said...

let's go, wide eyes

Steve Sax said...

Carroll turns a 1-2 count into a seven-pitch walk

Yippee Ki Yay!

Steve Sax said...

two on, one out, and of course we need Ely to deliver on the offensive side as well

Steve Sax said...

looks like with two RISP they aren't pitching to Russell Martin... with two out and XP in the hole, let's see if their gamble pays off

Steve Sax said...

X X PPPP
X X P P
XX PPPP
X X P
X X P

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Windows OS!

Steve Sax said...

(Man, that looks a lot better in courier font)

Steve Sax said...

0-2 count to XP

Steve Sax said...

that's a pretty sweet Lima avatar, DB

Steve Sax said...

dammit XPaul, you barely hit it out of the infield on the fly

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Well Shit, We Need to Make Something Happen.

Steve Sax said...

but at least I've got this HI-larious Kingsford MatchLight radio ad!

Loney Fan said...

At least we took Lilly to 81 pitches.

Dusty Baker said...

In my avatar, it's hard to tell whether Lima Time is pitching or dancing.

Steve Sax said...

GameDay has that Jeff Baker fly out over the wall in left. However, it registers as an out. Go figure.

Scoreless through five.

Josh S. said...

"What's the score?"
"Nothin'-Nothin'."
"Who's winning?"
"The BEARS."

Dusty Baker said...

I wish I were Ferris today instead of having to jump on this conference call that is decidedly not about the Dodgers v Cubs game.

Steve Sax said...

kempy is now 0-for-3

Loney Fan said...

I think the Dodgers should release new pictures of Casey Blake and require that all photographs or likenesses of him reflect the current beard situation.

Dusty Baker said...

"the current beard situation" line cracked me up.

Steve Sax said...

FJL is also 0-for-3

Steve Sax said...

"We have a situation with the current beard! All hands on deck!"

Steve Sax said...

today's GT is kinda slow. are you guys actually working? Yeech.

Dusty Baker said...

GET SOME GOD DAMNED RUNS! We're better than these punk-ass bastards.

Steve Sax said...

shit, pop foul for reed. We have no runs through six.

Dusty Baker said...

Work, schmirk.

That said, I have a conf call in 6 mins so will have to turn down the sound and not post to the GT quite as much as usual.

Steve Sax said...

guess they're keeping Lilly in, since he leads off the bottom of the sixth with a swinging K

Josh S. said...

WHERE IS YOUR DEWITT HATE NOW?!

Steve Sax said...

Charley Steiner just had an aneurysm on DeWitt's snagging of a Starlin Castro line out (to end the sixth inning).

I probably want to see the highlight, but on the other hand it IS Charley Steiner, so for all I know it was a can of corn.

Steve Sax said...

To be fair, mine is not DeWitt Hate. It's DeWitt Concern, maybe DeWitt Impatience.

Loney Fan said...

I am not watching but was sent a message from someone that is, saying that DeWitt's catch was pretty spectacular.

Steve Sax said...

And DeWitt comes back to strike out again.

Yeah, it's DeWitt Concern all right.

Josh S. said...

DeWitt whiffs and makes my capslock look stupider than capslock normally looks.

Steve Sax said...

oh man, we are impotent from the plate today. I feel like it's Game 1 of this series all over again

Dusty Baker said...

Our offense needs to have that Cialis conversation.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, leadoff walk for Lee. Ely's at 78 pitches here in the seventh...

Steve Sax said...

Martin with a rare CS at second! Way to go, J Russell!

Dusty Baker said...

Lee is erased.

MR. F said...

Lee just based on balls.
Two walks in one game? Control!
He must learn control!

Steve Sax said...

way to go ELY!

Seven innings

85 pitches

No R / No ER

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get Ely a win already! His Cubs hate needs to be requited.

Loney Fan said...

That's the way Russell

Loney Fan said...

This game thread has more comments than Ely has pitches

Steve Sax said...

leadoff single by martin...

MR. F said...

Russ sets the table
Heart of the order coming
Get Ely a win

Steve Sax said...

XP K, he's now 0-for-4

Martin looks like he's gonna be stranded on first

Dusty Baker said...

In play no outs?

Josh S. said...

KITT! Hirsute Mode!

Dusty Baker said...

Our guys sure are looking at a lot of first pitches.

(I reserve the right to whine later on that we are swinging at too many first pitches.)

Steve Sax said...

Hmm. Let's try that again...

Kemp gets a single.

Martin looks like he's gonna be stranded at second

Josh S. said...

Snap.

Loney Fan said...

Come on James, don't embarrass me in front of these people.

Steve Sax said...

Martin looks like he's gonna be stranded at second

Josh S. said...

Stop being right, Saxy!

Loney Fan said...

Loneynotblowingit fan

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT FJL

No runs through eight innings for the Dodgers (sans Ramirez and Ethier)

MR. F said...

James ends the inning.
I'm frustrated. But at least...
No GIDP?

Dusty Baker said...

sucksucksucksucksuckity offense.

don't waste a great ely outing and a great defensive effort.

Fred's Brim said...

Christ, Steiner stinks. He was busy looking up Reed Johnson's average with RISP while Loney was grounding out to end the inning

Josh S. said...

You were saying something about defense?

Fred's Brim said...

shite

Mr. Customer said...

Afternoon earthlings. Wind's blowing in, it seems.

Steve Sax said...

leadoff TRIPLE for the Cubs. What the hell is Xavier Paul's problem this game? He's been useless

Fred's Brim said...

XP has had a bad inning

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, that's not good. Maybe I should leave and it'll go away.

Josh S. said...

Ely is fucking with the Cubs. He will now strike out the side.

Steve Sax said...

Three-pitch K for Ely, getting Soto

Fred's Brim said...

big hairy balls

fuck you, Steiner

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Shit.

Cubs take the lead in the eighth.

Josh S. said...

Fuckity. Shitass.

Steve Sax said...

Yet ANOTHER Error by Xavier Paul

Mr. Customer said...

bollocks.

Steve Sax said...

JAIL XAVIER PAUL

Josh S. said...

Get him off the hook, boys!

Fred's Brim said...

Steiner: "ground ball.



AND IT GOES DOWN THE LINE INTO THE DODGER BULLPEN!!!!"

Dusty Baker said...

Blue screen of death, indeed.

Steve Sax said...

do we really think Reed Johnson, Blake DeWitt, and Jamey Carroll are going to save us in the ninth?

Ugh. I skipped lunch for this crap?

MR. F said...

Triple, then double.
Cubs lead; Colvin to third. Why?
XP errs again.

Fred's Brim said...

haha Steiner said "bolloxed"

Fred's Brim said...

Is Manny available today?

Fred's Brim said...

Marmot?

Paul said...

Thanks Karina, and Ely! Furcal get on base before I have to go back to crazy people.

Steve Sax said...

furkey to PH for reed johnson

Paul said...

atta way to lead off the inning fookie.

Fred's Brim said...

what happened to Cubs closers sucking moosecock? i feel like I am in an alternate dimension

Paul said...

First Dewitt homerun right here.

Steve Sax said...

quick furcal K, five pitches. Yay.

As Eric Collins would say, the Cubs have two outs to go.

Fred's Brim said...

TAKE THE WALK!

MR. F said...

Raff was pinch-hitting.
Manny pinch-hits for Ackbar?
Raffa to SS?

Fred's Brim said...

gracias!

Steve Sax said...

Marmol: 10 SV, 2 BL SV this year

Paul said...

I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt walks, saving him from a fourth strikeout in this game

Paul said...

Manny is duuuue.

Fred's Brim said...

gotta do it now, Manny. GA is in the on-deck circle

Steve Sax said...

Manny hits for our MSB

Steve Sax said...

2-0 count to Manny, but they go out to the mound to calm Marmol and he comes back with a strike.

2-1.

Steve Sax said...

2-2.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh - that's what got Manny on Tuesday night too

Steve Sax said...

dammit, swinging K.

this game is going to suckola.

Paul said...

okay...well...not looking good.

Steve Sax said...

GAARP. This is already over.

Paul said...

praying for a HBP.

Steve Sax said...

Garret has a called strike on pitch #1, but for all we know Garret is actually still swinging, really really slowly

MR. F said...

Manram swings, misses.
Now it's all up to GA.
I miss Ethier.

Fred's Brim said...

shitty shit balls

Paul said...

on gameday that almost look liked it hit him. crap.

Mr. Customer said...

That blows.

Steve Sax said...

Garret Anderson, You Suck.

Fred's Brim said...

games like this make me want to get really, really drunk

Paul said...

GA you are the hitting version of Ortiz.

Thanks for holding up the wheels of justice for nothing.

Later guys and gals!

Fred's Brim said...

Joe's gonna give XP several days off I bet

Fred's Brim said...

seeya Paul!

MR. F said...

GAARP,
He's failed us for the last time.
DFA him now!

Josh S. said...

Two extremely solid starts in this series and both were wasted by a sleeping offense.

Fred's Brim said...

Seeya, everybody else. I gotta figure out what I am going to do with the rest of my evening, besides getting really, really drunk.

Fred's Brim said...

GAARP - i love it! Who came up with that?

Neeebs said...

XP for GA

Steve Sax said...

MFPGT up.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I recommend getting really, really drunk.