Sunday, May 30, 2010

Game 50 Thread: May 30 @ Rox, 12n

Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.90) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (3-2, 3.09).

COMMENTS: Last time Chacin faced the Dodgers, we made fun of his name. He responded with 7 1/3 shutout innings. Touché. At least the Dodgers go into today's rubber match with growing confidence in the young Kershaw, who will have his string of four consecutive quality starts tested in the thin air of Coors Field. Speaking of which, how cool would it be if Kershaw were wiping his brow in the dry Denver heat and a silver train came slamming in from the bullpen? Clayton all over the mound, throw strikes, start a win streak, win streak. Sing it!

145 comments:

Dusty said...

Dating opportunity for Charlie Haeger?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-femaleknuckleballer

Dusty said...

Oh, shit, are we wearing those lame jingoistic caps today? I may have to just listen to the radio...can't stomach that crap.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, what happened to your last name?

Dusty said...

Weird! I didn't do anything differently. Lemme check.

Dusty said...

Test

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @jonmorosi: #Dontrelle would "love to play on the West Coast," with #Arizona as his first choice, according to a friend. #Dbacks #Tigers #Dodgers #MLB

Dusty Baker said...

Blogger, why oh why do you challenge me so???

Dusty Baker said...

*ignore*

(more than usual, i mean)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Speaking of Haeger, I have devised a nickname for him: The Haebinger of Doom. I'm also tinkering with Haegerger of Doom.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Martin
Kemp
Loney
Blake
Paul (RF)
Johnson
DeWitt
Kershaw

Dusty Baker said...

That's disrespectful to the great first-player shooter video game of the same name (Doom).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But not disrespectful to the film version. Good enough for me.

Dusty Baker said...

You're kidding me - they made a film version?

I was better off not knowing.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey Josh, be sure and post your "Sex and the City 2" review when you have the chance.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

http://bit.ly/bb63rg

Starring The Rock. 'Nuff said.

Dusty Baker said...

Here are your Rox, per TBLA:

Gonzalez CF
Spilborghs LF
Giambi 1B
Tulowitzki SS
Hawpe RF
Iannetta C
Stewart 3B
Barmes 2B
Chacin P

Orel said...

@ DB "Hey Josh, be sure and post your 'Sex and the City 2' review when you have the chance."

The beauty of this comment is that it works whether Josh sees the movie or not.

Paul said...

Damn Summer started right on schedule. Now time for the Dodgers to take over the Pappis just like in 1985. Time to play some "I want to know what love is". Which according to wiki was #3 of top songs for 1985. Only we are the world and A Ha's "Take on me" placed ahead of this classic rock ballad.

Paul said...

So I am guessing if they had AB music in 1985 Dodger Stadium would go crazy when people heard the first chords of "take on me" as Pedro Guerrero walked to the plate. Scary and funny thought.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Exactly. I used the "Have you stopped beating your wife?" model for that one. Which is, I guess, a bit of a sore subject given the VPad non-situation.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Only Dodger Stadium would have to be in that pencil sketch format that the "Take on Me" video was in.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodger Thoughts:

"Joe Torre told reporters this morning that Haeger's foot isn't ready. Ely starts Tuesday, Monasterios Wednesday for Dodgers."

Now I need to write a check to those guys who I contracted with yesterday to get this foot thing taken care of.

Josh S. said...

I never even saw the first one.

All I can gather from the trailer is Owen Wilson dresses in drag and goes to the desert with his drag queen friends.

Josh S. said...

That plantar fascitis is a tough nut to crack.

Josh S. said...

XPaul in right at Coors. Someone get Sax a drink. Or three.

Paul said...

I hope Paul has the flip glasses, sun block strips one of those breathe right nose strips and water wings on.

Steve Sax said...

XPaul in right? Will the misadventures continue?

And thanks for mentioning a drink, Josh; I will indeed break open a Heineken for the game...

Dusty Baker said...

On the patio, Vinny!

Paul said...

Happy 50th everyone. Time to playball!

Dusty Baker said...

Water wings...heh.

Hopefully XP's mom came down and smeared a lot of sunscreen on him and told him not to go in the water if he just ate.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still in stitches over the "Owen Wilson in drag" comment.

Dusty Baker said...

And Happy Birthday, ManRam!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get to making fun of Chacin's name, already!

Dusty Baker said...

I brought my Bose iPod dock thingy out to the patio, and put my iPhone on it. Tuned to MLB Game Day audio and now have Vinny booming across the whole place. Life is GOOD.

NicJ said...

Loney trying to break a slump or something? What's with the high socks?

NicJ said...

Well looks like the socks worked.

Dusty Baker said...

Socks worked!

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Just checking in, because there's a barbecue in this house and I gotta help.

Sax, I'll have a drink for you, ok?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray! A run!

karina said...

Go Dodgers, abuse the pitcher from Maracaibo!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Carlos Gonzalez.

karen said...

Damn, they're pulling circus catchs again

chexxum said...

I want to hate him, but I can't hate anyone that plays CF that well. I also like his nickname :(.

NicJ said...

Cargo is ball magnet in more ways than one.

Dusty Baker said...

I hate when Vinny piles praises on opposing players.

Feel the hate, man, feel the hate!

Dusty Baker said...

That's right, hit him for catching that ball.

Betsy said...

Walk it off, sheesh drama queen.

Dusty Baker said...

Throw to first and hit him again!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is awfully foreboding.

Dusty Baker said...

Hasn't had a first inning 1-2-3 all year. Wow.

NicJ said...

if Tulo were a dodger he would gidp right now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kershaw's thrown 10 balls so far.

karen said...

C'mon Kid settle down

NicJ said...

All the misses have been high

Dusty Baker said...

HR coming up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess for one weekend, we do not kick NL West ass.

Dusty Baker said...

That's only the 2nd out? Damn, this half inning is painful.

karen said...

They catch everything, we lose pop ups in the sun

Dusty Baker said...

You are fucking kidding me.

Dusty Baker said...

Do the Lakers play again today? Please? Galaxy?

NicJ said...

the dodgers have been having some terrible AB's so far.

NicJ said...

why are we attempting to bunt so much?

David said...

KKKKershaW

Dusty Baker said...

5 Ks now. Hopefully Kid has righted his ship.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KKKKKKershaw

David said...

KKKKKKershaW.

6 strikeouts through 2 innings. Not too shabby.

Dusty Baker said...

Aight...we're only down a run. Let's knock this Cha-ching guy around and get out of town.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

First hit for Kershaw this season.

David said...

Kershaw with his first hit of the year. Let's not squander it!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

An infield single, a slap bunt, and all of a sudden it's two on and nobody out.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

i love a raffy bunt!

David said...

Sweet! Now Martin, remember your glory days...the silver slugger award...go yard!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And Martin gets pegged to load the bases.

David said...

Jhlouys is having a Kershaw-in-the-first-esque inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeez, Bison.

David said...

Well crap.

NicJ said...

now its time for a GIDP.

NicJ said...

what do you know, productive out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll take it.

David said...

at least we got 1 run.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll take the run, but disappointed in Bison. He's gotta step it up in that situation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, we got something. That's...



something.

David said...

that was a mediocre inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Bases loaded, no outs, and we manage to squeak a solitary run out of it all. Wake the fuck up, bats.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre comes back tomorrow, right? Right? RIGHT?

NicJ said...

i cant wait till dre comes back and Kemp can go back to hitting second. It seems like kemp just tries to do too much when he is hitting 3 or 4

David said...

darn, no K #7

David said...

dammit.

Dusty Baker said...

How do you just fucking forget how to throw the ball.

NicJ said...

Alright I'm done with this game.

Dusty Baker said...

^ ? not .

David said...

gameday's freezing. What the heck happened?

Dusty Baker said...

Game Day is stunned by Bad News Bears-style defensive miscues.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm out too.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm off to the cantina to slake my thirst and to get my tacos on.

David said...

great. Now I'm stuck wondering what ghoulish horror just happened at Coors.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, did everyone just leave?

I just got here!

David said...

well, aside from the first inning, KKKKKKKKKershaw's kicking butt today.

David said...

@Mr. Customer...everybody except for me left after Furcal made a horrendous throwing error.

MR. F said...

Nice play by DeWitt.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, seems like some of those strikes were generous.

Still, I'll take the out.

Mr. Customer said...

@David

Just missed the drama then. Game still tied, though.

MR. F said...

Nice double Matty.

karen said...

All right Matty...Timing could be better but we'll take it

karen said...

DeWitt almost lost that one too

Mr. Customer said...

Oh dear.

MR. F said...

Whoo! The Bison Roams!

karen said...

Beautiful catch Matty!!

Mr. Customer said...

Whew.

Josh S. said...

Lead off bearded double!

David said...

How about that? We're actually winning.

Josh S. said...

XP isn't useless!

I gotta get myself to a TV.

karen said...

Bottom of our line-up coming on strong

MR. F said...

Come on Manny!

David said...

Kershaw's ERA is still below Lincecum's.

Josh S. said...

I gotta get myself away from a TV now. I tuned in in time to see Manny and Raffy strike out.

MR. F said...

X-Man!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

4-2! Nice!

Mr. Customer said...

Kuo looking sharp

David said...

Kuo has struck out 8 of the last 9 batters he has faced.

Orel said...

"So come by the gas station, fill 'er up. You're going to get gas here, for sure." — Vin, after Belisario struck out Tulowitzki

MR. F said...

Solid turn by DeWitt.

MR. F said...

Routine, but every one he does right has got to be good right?

Mr. Customer said...

A little bit of luck for Belly1, but i'm not complaining

Dusty Baker said...

I'm baaaack like a backloaded contract for Manny in Spring Training.

David said...

well snap.

Mr. Customer said...

Not good.

MR. F said...

I'll take it!

Dusty Baker said...

Whew....that seemed a little low but...

Orel said...

Dinger deserves a beatin'.

Helton backwards K! Kind of a gift!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, if I'd hit publish a few seconds earlier my setup would have been completed by Mr F.

David said...

This makes me nervous.

Orel said...

Right through Blake's wickets. 1st & 3rd, one out.

Orel said...

Paul wall?

Dusty Baker said...

We just hate DP this year.

David said...

crap crap crap.

Orel said...

Broxton must not be thrilled with the infield right now. Another DP opportunity missed, this one by Carroll.

MR. F said...

Yeah DB, that would have been perfect. Ah well.

Orel said...

[phew]

Dusty Baker said...

W!

MR. F said...

Phew!

Sometimes I think that Troncoso/Kuo/Belisario/Broxton are like the Ninja Turtles: all the good ones end in "o".

But oh well. Got the job done in the end...

Dusty Baker said...

pheW

Dusty Baker said...

We gutted out this series win, so I'll definitely take it. Liked our fightback after yesterday's drubbing.

Now let's give Dbags a drubbing while other NL West teams but each other up.

Orel said...

Grindey PGT up!

NicJ said...
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