Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Post-Game 33 Thread: Ely Ely Oh

DODGERS 13, DIAMONDBACKS 3

Dan Haren struck out nine Dodgers in the first three innings tonight. No problem — John Ely was nails, using 105 pitches to hold the Diamondbacks scoreless until the seventh inning, when George Sherrill pitched to one batter and let the D'backs back into the game. (Don't be surprised if Sherrill hits the DL soon, with Charlie Haeger replacing him.)

Fortunately, Russell Martin's three-run homer kicked off a crazy nine-run scoring binge that started in the eighth inning and the rest, as they say, was histrionics. How ridiculous were the last two innings? Put it this way: Jamey Carroll had two RBIs.

But back to the man of the hour: Congrats to Ely, who figures to have earned his way into the starting rotation, especially with Vicente Padilla unavailable for at least the rest of the month. And if they ever decide to make a sequel to "Sahara," we know where they can look for their leading man.

photo by Ross D. Franklin/AP

38 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully this thread will work better than the GT.

Orel said...

No promises.

Fred's Brim said...

Alright, alright, alright

karina said...

I want to keep Ely

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously, if they (front office) dick around with Ely now, it will prove they're morons not just fools.

Paul said...

We are just a bunch of Cold War Kids, trying not to be robbers and cowards.

Dodgers WIN!

Mr. Customer said...

I'm stoked that the offense woke up, too.

Josh S. said...

Sahara 2: John Ely Owns The Desert

Dusty Baker said...

Bringing over a theme from the GT:

I flipped over to the end of the Angels game to try to see what sort of the the ladies were wearing. I couldn't tell, though, because NO ONE WAS THERE. Pathetic attendance.

Angels lose. 5 games below .500. Too bad, so sad, your dad.

NicJ said...

Josh S with the "dry" humor.

Paul said...

Nice one Nic! Way to turn up the heat!

I can't stop myself. I have a problem.

Mr. Customer said...

I really shouldn't, but I drought I'll be able to resist…

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You guys should gobi more original.

Dusty Baker said...

This thread has taken a Negev turn.

karina said...

I hope you guys never dry up.

David said...

Frisco on the verge of losing. I'd rather the Pads and the Giants find a way to somehow lose simultaneously, but I'll take what I can get.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jints loss > Daddies loss

Dusty Baker said...

Jints lose the game! Jints lose the game!

Steve Sax said...

wait, what happened to all the sahara jokers?

don't tell me you've deserted us.

David said...

Giants lose!

David said...

I'm sorry, is it taboo to say "Giants" on here? Do I need to refer to them by nicknames?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's not get heated here, Sax.

Josh said...

Tease for tonight's KTLA sports report:
"Bullpen problems for the Dodgers."

Huh? Did they stop watching after Sherrill pitched?

Josh S. said...

Oops. Got arid of my S again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, Monasterios has sweated out the first month of the season. Just five more to go.

Josh S. said...

Oh, and I stopped watching after Sherrill pitched, but only because my DVR started recording two things.

Paul said...

@Sax

No one has deserted the puns.

We are like Sand People easily startled but soon back..and in greater numbers.

Josh S. said...

Watched the KTLA recap of the game. No mention of the bullpen. Now I'm really confused.

Dusty Baker said...

It's the misguided traveler who tempts the Tuskens' hospitality.

Mr. Customer said...

You guys are still dune the desert schtick, huh?

Paul said...

The Tusken Raiders would be a great college name even if it has raiders in it.

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone catch Varitek's HR over the GM tonight? Sickeningly long.

KempKershaw said...

Sherrill DL'd in time for Friday, McDonald or Elbert or Towers recalled to start that game seems plausible.

Unless Ortiz pitches on 2 days rest.

/Torre would do that.
//Let's hope he doesn't.

KempKershaw said...

"Anyone catch Varitek's HR over the GM tonight? Sickeningly long."

That's what she said.

Steve Sax said...

holy smokes, our win division probability in the sidebar is back in double digits (13%), from 6% prior to game time.

movin' on up! to the east side!

Dusty Baker said...

Finally got a piece of the NL West.

Neeebs said...

Ely's coming, hide your heart girls.

Anyone?

Ken said...

can sherrill hit the minors for a while?
he needs to work out whatever he has wrong