Monday, May 31, 2010

Game 51 Thread: May 31 vs. D'backs, 6p

Chad Billingsley (6-2, 3.63) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (2-3, 4.57).

COMMENTS: Does anyone actually read these things? Let's find out. The Dodgers return from their six-parsec intergalactic Kessel Run, having dropped two of three to the Jupiter Cubs but taking two of three from the Venusian Rockies. Although pitcher Vicente Padilla was alleged to have had a run-in with Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six, no files were charged. Meanwhile, Chad Billingsley prepared for today's start by pitching a simulated game of Blernsball, striking out Turanga Leela a record 16 times. And Manny Ramirez fulfilled a lifelong dream by auditioning for and getting a role in the next Predator movie. Multipass!

UPDATE: Today's hats, via @DodgertownUSA:

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal 6
Kemp 8
ANDRE 9
Ramirez 7
Loney 3
Blake 5
Martin 2
DeWitt 4
Billingsley 1

Josh S. said...

The frak you say!

Josh S. said...

Hopefully this Andy Eether kid they called up from AAA can do something. It'll be tough to replace Xavier Paul.

Steve Sax said...

If Ethier rolls around in right field chasing errant balls, he'll be picking up where Paul left off.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Hitchhiker's Guide.
Well done.

I've done my best to catch up to Sax in the MD drinking derby. 3 beers in; grilling done; kids in and out and back in the pool.
Neighbors BBQing now.

Meanwhile, I can't get my water heater to drain. Need a pangalactic gargleblaster.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Oh, and my friend who went to the game last Sunday said they're practically giving the red holiday hats away at the Dodger stores at El Stadium.

Mr. Customer said...

It'll take more than six parsecs to make that intergalactic. The nearest is 50,000 parsecs away (and that's only a dwarf galaxy, too).

rbnlaw TIME! said...

MLB says Timmah was chased after 5 2/3. I still say he's hurt.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

WTF with those Rockies' hats?

Mr. Customer said...

5 to 1 odds, Timmeh is replicant

Dusty Baker said...

I say Timmeh needs to wash his nasty hair.

Dusty Baker said...

What do you mean does anybody read these GT posts? Of course I do, religiously. It's the only thing close to religion I endorse.

One of my other favorite things in life is anything related to Hitchhiker's Guide, so I am particularly pleased today.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

BenMo takes a 95mph fastball 399 ft.
He needed 400.

U baldy still dealing.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Gnats resemble a teamful of Kurt Bevaquas.

Ooh. KLOS is playing Radar Love by Golden Earring. Love that song.

Dusty Baker said...

BenMo is only one letter off from the store I just returned from.

Mrs Dusty in the mood for some Manhattans so I snagged some Maker's Mark. Also snagged about 35 other items she did not send me to the boozer to pick up, including an $8 Sam Adams 25th anniversary glass.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

And let me again endorse M. Brown's LFP and its tribute to the wit and wisdom of Tommy Lasorda.
http://thelfp.com/tommy.php

Mr. Customer said...

Would it be too much to ask that the Mets lay the same kind of beat down on the Pods as they did on us?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Bottom of the 9th in the township near water.

Dusty,
I love BevMo. BenMo, not so much.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

One of the best tirades is when Tommy goes off on a certain reporter named "T.J." Wonder who that guy is?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

KPP with a 2 out double to the corner. Some lady named Aubrey up.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Huff walks. 2 on, 2 out for the Gnats.

Dusty Baker said...

Ubaldo stays in to try for the last out.

NicJ said...

triple-breasted whore FTW!!

NicJ said...

I really dont miss the dodger days of jim tracy leaving in the starting pitchers a few batters too many.

Didnt hurt him today but oh well.

Neeebs said...

Been driving all night with both hands on the wheel.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

All over at the Phone.
Rox over Gnats 4-0. Ubaldy goes all the way.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

And the newsman sang his theme song.

Neeebs said...

One more radar lover gone.

Love that song, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Between multiple spinnings of The Chronic, I'm jamming Orleans' Still the One. Reminds me of the local NBC station in Little Rock doing their community interest, beginning of summer ad campaign from when I was but a wee lad.

cc Dittmore, SSS

Josh S. said...

Leaving for the Ravine. Going with the bros-in-law and my nephews. Not sure if anyone else is going, but if you want to say hi, I'll be in Reserve 28 Row C.

Dusty Baker said...

Send some snark from the Yard, Josh!

Josh S. said...

As long as the 3G snark filters don't stop me, I will!

Dusty Baker said...

Is it Dre? Is it Dre? That's what they say.

Dusty Baker said...

Swing down, sweet chariot stop & let me ride/w all the Dodgerz sayin/Swing down, sweet chariot stop and, let me ride #Ethier #Dre #Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Pujols seems to be warming up.

David said...

Man the lineup looks beautiful tonight.

Orel said...

Post updated with white Dodger hat.

Orel said...

As is Dusty's profile.

Dusty Baker said...

Windows XP rebooted to AAA.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Glad I could help.

Neighbor's BBQ:
Ribs; check
hot dogs; check
salads; check
beer; beer; beer;
WTF? No beer. Had to come home and refill.

Dusty Baker said...

Times Chronic played in Baker household so far: 7.5
Times Mrs Dusty rolled her eyes: 775

Times busted LA-centric rap this afternoon: [sideways 8]

California knows how to party!

karen said...

Finally the lineup I've been waiting for

David said...

Approximately 1 hour until Ethier's return to the dish commences.

Dusty Baker said...

Approximately 1 hour until this NT strip the size of my arm goes on the grill.

Dusty Baker said...

^NY^

NicJ said...

watching the astros game the white hats looked pretty nice with their white home uni's

should look great on dodger blue and wedding gown white.

Josh S. said...

Checking in from above the Dbags dugout. Look for me. I'm wearing blue.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Throw us a *West Coast* when you think the camera is on ya.

Dusty Baker said...

On the patio, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Camera panned to GA during National Anthem. He was there when it was penned.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

I saw Josh. No wait. . .

NicJ said...

great start, chad.

Steve Sax said...

These ridiculous hats forced Bills to spot AZ a leadoff double.

karen said...

Come on Chadley

Orel said...

shit

NicJ said...

even better.

this is the worst team in our division, right?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fantastic start!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

This is no way to ruin my beer buzz.

Mr. Customer said...

Hoo boy.

NicJ said...

at least i can pay attention to the grill now.

David said...

what the hell?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Does anyone have the number for Dontrelle Willis? Anyone?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What kind of bipolar shit is this?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

That didn't look like a swing.

This shit of spotting the other team a couple of runs in the first inning is getting old very quickly.

posted that on the wrong thread.

David said...

This is reminding me of Kershaw's start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a weird inning.

NicJ said...

a leadoff double and a 2 run HR takes a little shine off of striking out the side.

David said...

Chad Billingsley the pitcher extraordinaire strikes out the side!

Oh, and he also gave up a double and a home run.

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, ok. Our bully is at least three runs better than theirs, amiright?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Word.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why couldn't Chad switch the double and homer around?

Fred's Brim said...

hi everybody, happy Memorial Day!

and happy Dre Day!

NicJ said...

what the hell, bills was throwing those same pitches to a lefthander and not one strike called.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

@MLASF,
I say the same thing about murder/suicides.

NicJ said...

haha, after all this talk about getting our full lineup back it would be fitting for us to get shutout.

NicJ said...

123 inning.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty seemed to be very close to the plate in his first at bat. He even scooted up to it at one point. Maybe he thinks Lopez wont pitch him inside

Mr. Customer said...

@nic

Well, we wouldn't have to worry about the order or the double and HR then.

Fred's Brim said...

even with the 2-0 deficit, I am very happy to be watching this game on real tv

NicJ said...

im starting to think we arent getting this one back from the bullpen.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Shit.

Mr. Customer said...

Jaysus.

NicJ said...

extended batting practice?

Fred's Brim said...

what the f? I turned away to manage some recordings and they get another?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

HR, k k k, HR, k
I don't like the pattern here.

NicJ said...

FUCK YOU BILLS!!!

Fred's Brim said...

unreal

what's wrong with him?

Fred's Brim said...

that was a meatball

Josh S. said...

Christ. As bad as it looks on tv, it looks worse here.

Orel said...

Wow. A double and three dingers in 1 1/3 innings.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Pattern broken.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh for the love of god, what the fuck.

NicJ said...

Bills is just trying to catch Haren for most HR's by a pitcher.

THIS is why we play games at 7 when the air is heavier.

Orel said...

Two true outcomes?

Fred's Brim said...

i guess this is what you get when everybody yells at you to throw strikes

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Josh,
We need a diversion. . .fast!

Josh S. said...

HR K K K HR K HR K

karen said...

I love the way Vin commemorates Veteran holidays

David said...

This is a weird-ass game.

Fred's Brim said...

Watch out, Max Scherzer

Mr. Customer said...

Six Ks, 3 taters. Could be a long afternoon.

Josh S. said...

@rbnlaw: I'm trying to talk my nephews into doing the truffle shuffle next time we get in a jam.

NicJ said...

damn lakers, if they would have lost i could have been watching that game right now instead of bills going for the single game HR K record.

NicJ said...

bills on pace to pitch a CG, 27K, 18HR loss.

Fred's Brim said...

there we go

NicJ said...

finally one for us.

Orel said...

Manny gets one back!

Fred's Brim said...

since when did we play in Yankee stadium?

Dusty Baker said...

ManRam!

NicJ said...

the great american ravine.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

That's one.

Josh S. said...

Welcome to the All-Homers Club.

Fred's Brim said...

that would have been a popout to the catcher on a normal night

Fred's Brim said...

Josh was that Blake foul ball at you?!

NicJ said...

we need to buy a humidor.

Fred's Brim said...

When did Russ lose his beard?

Josh S. said...

Nope. And I got fooled on the Beard flyout.

Dusty Baker said...

This seems like it might digress into one of them crazy ass games. Hope so because if it progresses as a normal one we won't fare well.

NicJ said...

Josh went to a baseball game and a HR derby broke out.

Unfortunately were down 3-1

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it feels like a crazy one to me too. Lopez's change seems to be working well right now but I wonder how long that will last. We need to stay patient.

And Bills needs to keep them in the park

Fred's Brim said...

Since when could you strikeout to the centerfielder?

Fred's Brim said...

Hey Nic

Fred's Brim said...

how many did we give up that inning? 2 or 3?

Josh S. said...

The scoreboard operators have been having problems this season.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

What
the
Eff?

Josh S. said...

Connection slowing. Back later.

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk, Blakey D

Fred's Brim said...

Bills with a soulpatch? Has that been there the whole time, hidden it its blondeness?

Fred's Brim said...

Take a pitch, Raffy

NicJ said...

what the hell how did dewitt not get home?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Got ourselves a game here.

Fred's Brim said...

wow DeWitt didn't score

Mr. Customer said...

Time for glory, matty.

Fred's Brim said...

nice, Matty!

I hope he can get going again

David said...

Ethier looming on deck. He's saving his hits for when they are needed.

Orel said...

Gonna be a roller-coaster.

NicJ said...

the dodgers need to return the helping hand and hit paul pierce in the back of the knee with a bat.

Fred's Brim said...

damnation

NicJ said...

ah thats BS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess Andre's not fully back.

Fred's Brim said...

that was a hit too

Mr. Customer said...

I was hoping for more from that inning. Let's just not give up any more

Josh S. said...

Breaking news: Jamey Carroll plays Bejeweled.

Also, Blake DeWitt is a moron.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Matty

cram it with walnuts, Ned!

Josh S. said...

That was a hit, but played great by Matt.

Josh S. said...

Chris Young took 5 years to get back to the plate.

NicJ said...

that one would have gone out in the first inning.

Mr. Customer said...

Bills seems wild as fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

there we go!

Fred's Brim said...

crapshit

nice catch by Upton

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Justin Upton can kiss my ass.

Fred's Brim said...

this damn ump is losing his strikezone

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like this game.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Justin Upton can still kiss my ass.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

If Bills settles in (fingers crossed), I like our chances in this game vs. the D-bags bully.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Which HOF pitcher was the first MLB player to enlist for WWII? Good trivia question tonight.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

I'm down to the last beer.

Josh S. said...

Not sure how they look on TV, but the white hats look sharp from the Reserve.

Fred's Brim said...

Bob Feller?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

KKKKKKKK

Josh S. said...

Sitting in front of two insufferable fucktards that think they're God's gift to comedy.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

FB,
Good call.
I was going to say Walter Johnson, but he would be too old by then.

Note: Walter "Big Train" Johnson was from Fullerton.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - they look OK, but they have the red, white and blue (plus stars) on the logo. I've never really like that

Mr. Customer said...

FB

Yup, Feller

rbnlaw TIME! said...

@Josh,
Please inform said fucktards that the distinction belongs to DB and me.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

@FB,
What, you want a hammer and sickle?

I kid.

Fred's Brim said...

@rb - Fullerton? that's amazing - his family could have been some of the originals

Fred's Brim said...

@rb - haha maybe some red stars?

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

Ha! I was just about to say that if I were at the game, I'd be worried he was talking about me.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

KKKKKKKK

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, enough foolin' around. Time for runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I deal with two miserable fucktards everyday.


But enough about the Times' main sports columnists.

Fred's Brim said...

is that Jane Seymour in the Mary Hart seats?

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - the Sklar brothers are back?

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo! Bob Feller, the racist strikeout king!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

@FB,
Yup. I believe he went to Fullerton HS.
My son plays soccer at the Brea Sports Park where there is a display about the exhibition game Johnson played against Babe Ruth and a bunch of local players in Brea back in the 20's. Amazing to think back then, baseball on the West Coast was reserved for minor leagues and barnstormers.

And FB wins the trivia contest.

Orel, tell him what he's won.

Dusty Baker said...

DeWitt becoming Slappy minus the popup part.

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared the pitcher

Dusty Baker said...

I had to check myself to make sure I was at home and not sitting in front of Josh.

Josh S. said...

Rick Monday gets the Dodgers Legends montage tonight. Appropriate for Memorial Day and because he was #16.

Fred's Brim said...

@FB Slappy van der Meek, to stick with his Dutch name?

Fred's Brim said...

^^^^^^ @ DB I mean ^^^^

I am FB

rbnlaw TIME! said...

@DB,
DeWitt doesn't have the sourpuss.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

FB with ID confusion.

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning

can we score some runs, please? top of the lineup up. Get us going Raffy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice cleanup by Chad, but we still need some offense.

karen said...

Come on guys, we're running out of time

Mr. Customer said...

The snakes' bullpen still lurks

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Bison wid da hit.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

If Dre doesn't start hitting soon, I say he goes back on the DL.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Kemp almost overslides.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Dodgers! We should be able to beat these guys...

rbnlaw TIME! said...

I expected so much more out of Ethier.

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

Ethier is due with a RBI

Josh S. said...

Dre only get paid by the walkoff.

Fred's Brim said...

just a single, Manny

Josh S. said...

I just hit a beachball. I feel so dirty.

karina said...

200!

rbnlaw TIME! said...

200

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