Saturday, May 29, 2010

Game 49 Thread: May 29 @ Rox, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda (5-2, 3.03) vs. Aaron Cook (1-3, 5.40).

COMMENTS: Once again, the sweet fruit of first place tantalizes us, but the reward will be hard fought. Kuroda is the Dodgers' most consistent starter, but Coors Field promises to be a Cold-Activated Battle. "In his only previous Coors Field start, he was pushed around for five runs in six innings. In four career starts against the Rockies, Kuroda is 0-2 with a 6.94 ERA," Dodgers.com tells us.

Meanwhile, only a Dodgers win combined with a Padres loss to the Nationals will make this a first-place Saturday night, but the Nationals are basically flipping a coin to decide which of two Triple-A pitchers will start for them. Why couldn't they start Stephen Strasburg a little earlier?

Also: Lakers @ Suns, 5:30p PT on TNT. Go Purple & Gold!

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal 6
Anderson 9
Ramirez 7
Kemp 8
Loney 3
Blake 5
DeWitt 4
Ellis 2
Kuroda 1

Josh S. said...

Combined age of the top of the order: 106.

Dusty Baker said...

I ran in from the patio to check the lineup. Thx MLASF.

Now that means I have to finish weed eating around the patio.

KempKershaw said...

Ugh, Anderson starts and bats second, christ.

Dusty Baker said...

You know when you had to give an oral book report in 7th grade, and no one wanted to go first? And the teacher would try to coax someone into going forst by saying that people who started out could just get it over with and not have to worry about it any more.

So maybe with GA toward the top, we can just get his at-bat out of the way and not have to worry about it any more.

Mr. Customer said...

So, explain to me why XP went down to ABQ to get regular playing time, but is riding the bench now?

Dusty Baker said...

Because he was a bad little boy in Chicago. #defence

KempKershaw said...

Dusty- Except that Anderson will "get it out of the way" 3 or 4 times, while someone like DeWitt gets less at-bats.

Not that Torre understands that.

Dusty Baker said...

I hear you, KK. I'm just curled up in the corner trying to rationalize it...to make sense of the world according to Torre's lineup.

Neeebs said...

@MC

You are preaching to the choir.

Dusty Baker said...

Picture from Lima's funeral service:

http://tinyurl.com/2ctonl9

[Via VSIMH]

dodgerbobble said...

Kendry Morales hurts his ankle in dogpile after hitting walk-off grand slam.

Hilarious.

Spanky said...

Just the name Kendry is hilarious. Fuckin'Kendry

Dusty Baker said...

Sons, your dad is on Think Blue TV pre-game show.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty featured on the retrospective, too. Damn I'm getting weepy now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going to attempt the impossible: watch both the Dodgers and the Lakers at the same time. Thank you, TNT OT.

Dusty Baker said...

Pictire in picture is man's best friend.

Dusty Baker said...

^Picture

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GAARPBB

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A single and a walk and Cook still only throws nine pitches.

NicJ said...

Kemp, must have been thinking about the laker game.

NicJ said...

this game is already frustrating.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when those Colorado writers said that Helton had an advantage over Loney? Well I wonder who'd they prefer now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like the way this game is going.

NicJ said...

this is what happens when you are given a chance to score in the first and you blow it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When does the Laker game start again?

NicJ said...

not soon enough.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw fuck. Rancho Countiendo for Tulo.

NicJ said...

hiro has no control today.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm guessing Elbert's the long man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Eric Collins didn't call that.

NicJ said...

well. Cook hasnt been great this year so we can get it back.

I said this about Lily too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid giant Coors Field.

NicJ said...

GET A FREAKING OUT!!

karina said...

This is Coors Field, after all. Anyone can pitch a bad inning.

Epale, everyone!

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Cook walks the first two, and Kemps GIDP gives us nothing.

And now Kuroda is on the ropes in the first, already down 2-0.

NicJ said...

15 balls, 12 strikes 2 runs, 2 hits.

Josh S. said...

Just checking in. What the balls is going on?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Epale, Karina!

NicJ said...

Thank you Ian for swinging at ball four.

karen said...

Wow that was close at first

NicJ said...

lakers game isnt looking any better

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The refs know who they're favoring.

Steve Sax said...

Suns now have a 16%lead on us

NicJ said...

lakers being aggressive.

karen said...

Epale Karina!

I agree with everything you said about Padilla. My mom always says he looks scary, maybe she's right

NicJ said...

already playing the suns tempo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think my attempt to follow two games is not working.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RonRon's active early.

NicJ said...

the lakers need to pace themselves. the suns want to run them and hope their bench can take advantage of tired legs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So far all these fouls are at least giving guys a chance to rest a bit.

NicJ said...

crap, kobe out early with a cut.

shannons gotta come out big.

Steve Sax said...

19-17 Lakers 7:00 1st

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fish will probably get a lot of looks, at least from long-range.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers still down 2-0, bottom 2

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Roy Halladay is throwing a perfect game. PERFECT GAME.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal made a great play to end the first, and he makes another to start the second

NicJ said...

a PERFECT GAME you say?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, a PERFECT GAME.

Steve Sax said...

Shit Kuroda! 3-0 rox

Josh S. said...

Express Cargo.

(Shoot me.)

karen said...

Kurodo gives up solo homer to Cargo

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nobody feels like playing defense today.

NicJ said...

wtf is kobe doing? DEFENSE no threes?

Steve Sax said...

I got nothing against Halladay, so I'll let this slide.

You know, about his PERFECT GAME and all.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

J-Rich misses one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fish gets to shoot three.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp let Seth smith take 3 rather than two

hey Hiroki, can you pitch it where they won't hit it?

Josh S. said...

Stupid giant Coors Field.

Spanky said...

RON RON Damn I hate Nash

Steve Sax said...

Hell of a shot by Artest there

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Everyone just backed away from Nash like "Nah, you get him."

Steve Sax said...

What is the Phoenix crowd chanting? "Eat LA"? I've never heard this before.

NicJ said...

if the lakers get a stop tonight they might win.

Spanky said...

By the way Albert and Collins are talking you'd think the suns are up 3-2

NicJ said...

haha travel on kobe, yet nash and amare never get called for that.

Spanky said...

RON RON

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When will Pau learn that he can never back away from Nash?

NicJ said...

@MLASF, hopefully within the next 48 minutes of gametime.

NicJ said...

its just not hiroki's night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

PERFECT GAME

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The creepiest part is that Craig Sager carries that poster of the human body everywhere.

NicJ said...

bring in luke, we need some charges on Amare.

Spanky said...

how was that a foul when gasol has a knee in his chest

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're just pulling out all kinds of complex fouls.

NicJ said...

lane violation?

why arent they paying attention to amares 3 steps to the basket/

NicJ said...

we need to slow this game down.

Spanky said...

37-34 Lakers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kobe should've passed ahead once he saw he wouldn't bite.

karina said...

Not only it is a perfect game, the Phils are winning 1-0

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A PERFECT GAME! PERFECT GAME! PERFECTO! PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!


FUCKING JINX IT

NicJ said...

kobe doesnt pass the ball when the clocks running down.

Well aside from game 5, that was a pass right?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Gorilla looks like a member of the Temptations.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Er, a hairier member.

NicJ said...

i really wish phil would put mbenga on Amare.

Spanky said...

The Machine is back

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're just making up fouls now.

NicJ said...

oh you can push the defender that running out on a three now?

Spanky said...

Kardash with the slam

karina said...

@Mr LASF Halladay plays for the Phillies, but if anyone deserves to throw a perfect game, it is him.

NicJ said...

seriously were getting called for every loose ball foul and getting no whistles on our end.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I could think of plenty of pitchers more deserving than Halladay.

Steve Sax said...

This is a worse start than Monasterios' yesterday.

karen said...

Kuroda is circling the drain

NicJ said...

why are you taking pitches in the 9th inning of a PG, the strikezone is the size of a VW bug right now.

Spanky said...

I do not know what game the refs are watching but were getting mugged on practically every shot in the paint.

I hope Halliday loses the perfect game cause I don't want to hear Plashkes bullshit

karina said...

Halladay is an out away. This is crazy, everyone's rooting for him at the stadium.

NicJ said...

it seems like there has been a lot of PG's lately.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That call on Bynum was just complete BS.

NicJ said...

ALEXI.........

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

HISTORY!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whatever. Perfect games are so three weeks ago anyway.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't understand the way Marv calls fouls. They way he emphasized "REJECTED" even though it was a clear foul just baffles me.

karina said...

@Mr LASF I think you are the one who hates the Phillies the most in here.

By the way, who are the deserving pitchers of a perfect game? Cole Hamels, for example?

;)

I watched the whole game, so I can tell my grandchildren I watched a perfecto.

Josh S. said...

If Halladay were on the Dodgers, Joe would have lifted him in the ninth.

NicJ said...

farmar smells a contract. Im fine with that as long as its not in LA.

Spanky said...

Phoenix crowd went silent

NicJ said...

If Halladay were on the dodgers he'd be on the DL.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

CC Sabathia, Tim Wakefield, hell, Jamie Moyer, I'd rather have seen any of those guys throw perfectos. And I hate the teams they're apart of.

Besides, I saw Buerle's perfecto last year, so I'm good.

Paul said...

Hey all. 2010 vines on The central coast are struggling a bit so much like the 2010 Dodgers a hot summer will make things work.

2009 vintage is nicccce. Just don't have the Broxton Bordeaux

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*Beuhrle

Spanky said...

I thought I saw the Hee Haw mule. Oh No it was Hillary Swank

NicJ said...

Artest es en fuego!!

Paul said...

All I am saying is their an outfielder for the topes that has hit close to .400 and has 8 homeruns. That is all I am saying then I will recuse myself.

NicJ said...

come on, nash totally pulled bynum on that one.

KempKershaw said...

By the way, Kendry Morales broke his leg.

Don't celebrate kids. That's the motto Plaschke and his ilk will shove down our throats come Monday.

NicJ said...

Plashcke is too busy with the lakers to care about baseball.

Paul said...

There is. Furcal typing error on my part. iPhone typos.

Spanky said...

RON RON

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can hear the opening line now for Plaschke.

"One chose to leap; the other chose to simply smile..."

Josh S. said...

I repeat:

TROY TULOWITSKI USES MILEY CYRUS FIR HIS WALK-UP MUSIC.

Josh S. said...

Goddamn iPhone typos.

NicJ said...

lakers have to close the half strong. been good so far.

Paul said...

Giants winning. Padres winning. Paul grilling

karina said...

Miley Cirus? how old is he? 15?

It can be worse. i.e Lady Gaga

NicJ said...

the dbacks really are terrible.

Paul said...

I hear you Josh. iPhone is making my typos non typos but replacing words.

GA is awesome.

Shit see!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, I'm pretty sure Miley Cyrus is worse. Lady Gaga actually has a fanbase larger than just prepubescent girls.

karina said...

@karen I agree with your mom too. Let me tell you something, i'd wish i hadn't read that.

Spanky said...

About time we get a call

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

AIR BALL

karina said...

Another leadoff single...

NicJ said...

KOBE, hit that 3 from the locker room!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This reminds me of last year's Game 6.

Spanky said...

Kobe should have got 4 points for that one.

Steve Sax said...

Lakers by 6; Rockies by 5

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's a 12 point lead. What game are you watching, Sax?

NicJ said...

Elbert still has trouble throwing strikes i see.

NicJ said...

WOW, nice catch by O Dog, i mean Dewitt.

NicJ said...

this umpires strikezone sucks.

karen said...

@karina I wish I hadn't read it either. At first I was angry then sick to my stomach. I can't figure out if I'm sick because he hit her or because the thought of a woman going to a hotel room with him is so gross

Steve Sax said...

Josh: i don't see what the big deal is about Troy's walkup music. The theme song from Elmo's World is too short.

Spanky said...

@ karen what do you mean gross? he's a great looking guy

karina said...

Dodgers: remember it just take an out to get out of this awful inning.

NicJ said...

millertime!

Paul said...

Not much Info on Padilla's incident. I hope everyone involved is okay.

Paul said...

I haven't read much info I mean.

karina said...

@karen that was harsh! "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

NicJ said...

AZ is getting every loose ball.

Josh S. said...

The only solace I take from this game is that the Dodgers followed an 8-0 spanking by the Rockies three weeks ago with a nine-game winning streak.

Paul said...

People's reactIon to DV is great info for jury selection. This game is Going to crap much like GA.

karen said...

I'm just not fond of Steve Nash

Josh S. said...

Apodaca!

Josh S. said...

Yay! No shutout.

karina said...

Good news: no shutout for the Dodgers.

NicJ said...

the PHX basket is getting smaller as time ticks off the clock.

NicJ said...

the dodgers finally overcome the runs they gave up in the first.

NicJ said...

lets not stop the defense now lakers.

NicJ said...

sorry suns, its kobe time.

karina said...

Ellis RBI single, Dodgers 2, Rockies 8

They'll get their bullpen.

karina said...

what happens if the Lakers win tonight?

David said...

Anderson with a chance to redeem himself. Get a hit!

karina said...

Furcal RBI single! Dodgers 3, Rockies 8

Is anybody else watching the Lakers game?

Steve Sax said...

Lakers rolling, Dodgers trying to come back...

NicJ said...

eh, lakers game getting out of hand now. Its gonna be called tight from now on.

Josh S. said...

What the hell is GA arguing?

David said...

of course, Anderson strikes out.

karen said...

Karina--If Lakers win they go to NBA finals

NicJ said...

this could turn out to be a six point play.

NicJ said...

what the hell i thought the game would be called tighter. the suns just keep hacking away.

NicJ said...

suns even taking out camera man, refs call coul on cameraman.

Steve Sax said...

Nine point lead here in the fourth

David said...

The Dodgers have 4 outs to score 5 runs.

NicJ said...

these kobe iso plays arent working.

NicJ said...

seriously, the kobe iso play hasnt worked all quarter. Lets try something else.

Eric said...

Do Collins and Albert get paid by the Suns or TNT? Any more sucking up to Suns players and they'll have to get a hotel room.

karen said...

Albert and Collins are sounding like this is a Suns telecast

karina said...

See what you do to me? nine years without watching basketball and I've just turned the Lakers game.

I'm just listening, watching is too much.

Can't remember, a seven point lead is enough for 3:26?

NicJ said...

im sure they are rooting for the suns. they want to work one more game.

NicJ said...

kobe is just going to keep trying to hit that dagger three till he gets it i guess. although its no longer a dagger when your wasted possessions cause the lead to be only 5

Eric said...

They're overpaid for their announcing- At least homer announcers make little pretense of their bias, these guys are the future 76'er coach and an ex-Knicks announcer, they could at least try to seem less partial.

We in L.A. have been blessed by Vin, Chick and Stu.

NicJ said...

Eric, Spero Dedes the lakers Radio guy is very good too.

NicJ said...

oh kobe just gave gentry a little pat on the butt after he hit that last shot.

Steve Sax said...

Can the Lakers please win this game/series?

karina said...

Congrats, Lakers to the NBA finals!

In the other hand, this Dodgers game depressed me.

Paul said...

Can the lakers please take the finals in 4? That is all I am asking.

NicJ said...

Congrats Lakers. Dont lose to the Celtics, i cant take that again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're going back to the Finals! REVENGE WILL BE OURS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My profile has been updated accordingly.

NicJ said...

man i really want to know what Dragic said to Vujacic in Slovenian.

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