Sunday, May 23, 2010

Post-Game 44 Thread: Small Loss

TIGERS 6, DODGERS 2

Dodgers get eleven hits today — all singles — but hit into three double plays, and Manny swings at the first pitch with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the sixth, grounding out to third. After this morning's bad news, a tough day all around. Vin Scully's words on Jose Lima's passing coming soon.

167 comments:

Josh S. said...

1 game out of first with 3 Eric Collins games up next.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I expect a road trip similar to the last one. I'll settle for 5-1 though.

NicJ said...

Eric Collins is going to be tough to beat.

NicJ said...

Why the hell does prime ticket take the time to put up frank mccourts full statement on Jose Lima and let Meyers just give you the summary of it.

Dusty Baker said...

Good perspective on this PGT. Today's loss seems small comapared to the loss of Lima Time.

Dusty Baker said...

Will this serve as our Los Lakers GT?

NicJ said...

lets go lakers!

Orel said...

@DB "Will this serve as our Los Lakers GT?"

Sure, let's do that.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on!

Fisher, Bryant, Artest, Gasol & Bynum

vs.

Nash, Richardson, Hill, Stoudemire & Lopez.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fisher PG
Bryant SG
Artest SF
Gasol PF
Bynum C

NicJ said...

lakers cant come out slow tonight.

NicJ said...

before the series started i picked the lakers to lose this game, but im not so sure anymore.

Spanky said...

I expect the Suns to come on hard at the beginning. Lakers just have to hold them off

NicJ said...

spanky right so far.

Spanky said...

swish the fish

Dusty Baker said...

Fish opens the scoring.

NicJ said...

suns doing a good job of attacking basket and getting bigs in foul trouble.

but now it LO time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Amar'e is pissed since Lamar Odom misspelled his name in revenge.

NicJ said...

your western all star center, no rebounds yet.

Spanky said...

lotta fouls being called or is it me

NicJ said...

suns on pace to shoot 70+ freethrows.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kareem is doing a live UStream with Cooper and David Letterman.


No wait, that's Flea.

NicJ said...

thanks for the runout on richardsons three pau.

Spanky said...

Black Mamba ain't gonna let us lose

NicJ said...

need to slow this game down.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is the exact style of basketball Phoenix loves to play. Lakers need to slow down.

Spanky said...

@ NicJ true:pace is too wild

NicJ said...

hopefully kobe doesnt leave dudley wide open all game again.

NicJ said...

Pau throws it down!!

NicJ said...

brown almost hit that shot, pretty nice.

NicJ said...

After watching that first Q i have an itch to play some NBA JAM.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree that Lakers need to slow down the pace, but on the other hand they've been aggressive on D and have not been afraid to take the open shot, and it's paid off.

Dusty Baker said...

After watching that first Q i have an itch to get another XX.

Spanky said...

I was worried of the first quarter. Now I'm more confident than ever

NicJ said...

nice way to start the Q, post play and a SHANNON DUNK!

Spanky said...

Oh Snap Shannon

NicJ said...

suns throw some zone at lakers, its working.

NicJ said...

phil needs to call a timeout, bench cant figure out the zone.

NicJ said...

there goes the lead.

NicJ said...

come on phil

Spanky said...

We need to utilize the triangle

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Frye's pissed that he can't watch the Lost finale.

NicJ said...

Frye's shot is Lost.

NicJ said...

starters doing better with zone.

NicJ said...

well they were at least.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The defense just disappeared.

Dusty Baker said...

TNT put in a call; their advertisers were worried.

NicJ said...

lakers finally get some FT's

NicJ said...

and miss both.

NicJ said...

lakers defense has suffered with all the foul trouble.

NicJ said...

i have a feeling the zone wont work as well in the next half.

Spanky said...

only down 7 with the adjustments at the half it is there for the taking

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That could have gone better.

NicJ said...

well zone still effective in first poss, of new Q

NicJ said...

bynum already another bad foul

NicJ said...

suns to the line again.

NicJ said...

what the hell just happened?

Dusty Baker said...

God damn I hate Marv Albert. Grant Hill picks his nose merits a resounding "YES." Fish can hit one from the locker room, and it barely merits notice.

NicJ said...

offense is back, but defense is MIA.

Dusty Baker said...

Muting sound in 3.2.1.....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Game's still close enough that every mess-up really pisses me off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice three for Fish.

Dusty Baker said...

How many times has Fish hit those swing 3s that changed the momentum?

Spanky said...

Gasol

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Defense is slowly returning, but they just cannot stop fouling.

NicJ said...

shannon with a nice defensive spark.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The line disparity is just unbelievable. That should shut the mouths of those clowns who harp about how games are fixed.

NicJ said...

i hate when people bring up the Gasol trade.

Why dont i hear about the KG boston trade.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a sweet 3 from Kobe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh look, Amare's shooting free throws, that's new.

NicJ said...

I mean boston got more in the trade, but nobody panned out besides Jefferson and he hasnt been great.

NicJ said...

lakers are attacking, just not getting calls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Besides, nobody talks about how good Marc has become.

NicJ said...

exacly, Marc is a very good player. Cheaper too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow. Place erupts when Kobe draws the foul. YOU HAVE 20+ FTs, SHUT UP.

NicJ said...

kobe gets his first two FT's, Phoenix crowd is outraged.

NicJ said...

suns finally in penalty, with 3 seconds left in the Q

Spanky said...

we all know McHale did not want to trade KG to the lakers

NicJ said...

haha, give it right back though.

Spanky said...

what foul? damn the lakers look at the suns funny and they call a foul

NicJ said...

Yeah, everyone brings up Jerry West was a Laker but it slips their mind that McHale played for the celtics.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, a two-point deficit is definitely manageable.

NicJ said...

now that the lakers solved the weak zone, i think we are in good shape to take it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Phoenix Suns Gorilla: Making fans unsure of why this strange animal is the team mascot since the retirement of the San Diego Chicken.

NicJ said...

i expect the foul disparity to even out a little in this final Q

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Excellent ball movement there.

Spanky said...

lamaar sighting

NicJ said...

farmar with a sweet assist, something bad will follow.

NicJ said...

there it is, bad three attempt.

Farmars the new smush parker.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really hate Dragic.

Spanky said...

dude why did you mention smush. the name brings me nightmares and cold sweats

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Announcers always make a big deal out of Kobe's lack of rest. He gets plenty of rest at game breaks, fouls, free throws, etc.

NicJ said...

i just checked the NBA rulebook, apparently it's a foul to touch Amar'e at any point in the game.

NicJ said...

bad turnover by kobe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fuckity fuck fuck.

NicJ said...

either way, the suns arent winning the series. Id just like to make it as short as possible.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uh oh. Here comes the BLA chant. You're down 2-0 with 7 minutes left, morons.

Spanky said...

Fuck man. someone needs to spike the lakers gatorade with cocaine or something. all lackadaisacal

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IT'S A TWO-POSSESSION GAME MORONS

NicJ said...

Stupid Cedric Ceballos and his beat LA chant.

NicJ said...

man this game is BS.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pau doesn't even want to go near Amare.

NicJ said...

paus defense against Amare has been terrible tonight.

NicJ said...

lakers looked tired

Spanky said...

where is fucking bynum

NicJ said...

finally pau plays some D

Dusty Baker said...

Kobe has really made some bad decisions this Q.

Orel said...

Lakers down 8 with 4:55 left, struggling this quarter. Does anyone see them pulling this out?

NicJ said...

he is sitting on the bench thinking about his gameplan for the celtics.

Orel said...

jacking up 3's

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Quit bitching, Nash, you get every damn call tonight.

NicJ said...

why are lakers shooting threes?!? theres 4 minutes left!!

NicJ said...

in the penalty, attack the basket.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Foul away from the ball. Basically, Kobe looked at Amare.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lakers are in the penalty now.

Orel said...

3:51 left, down 4

NicJ said...

i cant remember the last time ive seen so many fouls that we not called in the act of shooting. Normally in the NBA they give you the benefit of the doubt, not tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't think I'd mind Odom fouling out.

Spanky said...

I thought Amar'e's mom was still in jail

Orel said...

That was fast, down 8 again.

NicJ said...

Odom leaves game, never was really in it though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING THREES

NicJ said...

any chance this goes back to LA tied up?

Orel said...

Artest looked like he was trying to make the ball stick between the hoop and backboard there.

Mr. Customer said...

Who told them they could shot threes with the Suns? Why would you think that?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the Lakers would be able to adjust to Phoenix. Or at the very least, learn how to cover Amare without getting called for a foul.

Spanky said...

Breaking Bad time. We'll get em tuesday fellas

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*By game 4

Mr. Customer said...

They fell into the same trap as with OKC

NicJ said...

if the free throw attempts were reversed between teams people would be writing letters to the NBA's home office right now.

Mr. Customer said...

It's possible it goes back tied, but the Suns had not played the Lakers well at home during the season, either.

NicJ said...

amare almost has as many FT's as the lakers.

NicJ said...

amare almost has as many FT's as the lakers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OMG AMARE DIDN'T GET A CALL IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, don't complain too much about the charge.

Dusty Baker said...

Exhibiting why I don't follow NBA as closely as baseball. Home cooking on calls is so overt that it degrades the believability of the game itself. Why is so acceptable and so built into the game, where in, say, baseball or football, it would be an outrage if the home team got so many more calls its way?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Big 3 there.

Mr. Customer said...

Stop here

Orel said...

down by 6

Mr. Customer said...

Or not

NicJ said...

amare getting whatever he wants tonight.

NicJ said...

thats the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gasol could breath on Amare and he'd get hit with a foul.

Orel said...

that's game

NicJ said...

how did amare answer the critics? his defense still wasnt very good tonight. I dont think anyone was saying he couldnt score.

Mr. Customer said...

Done. Sportswriters warming up to opine why LA won't beat the Celtics

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Amare just drew fouls. Everything else fell into the place. If the refs called every touch on Adam Morrison a foul, he'd be looking pretty damn good as well.

NicJ said...

Well at least we will be getting the standard "why (fill in the blank) cant cut it" article rather than some bullshit about the kisscam at laker games.

NicJ said...

Hey, Bynum was at the game?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw, Amare has a booboo. How cute.

(steps away and vomits)

NicJ said...

Doug Collins really likes the zone defense. Im gonna take a wild guess and say the 76ers arent going to be good for a while.

Dusty Baker said...

LA Times writers are salivating to think of new ways - or recycle old ways - of maligning the Lakers instead of maligning the SHITTIEST Craig Sager outfit ever assembled. Watching NBA playoffs on TNT is almost impossible for me, and ruins my enjoyment.

NicJ said...

Los Angeles voted to boycott defense in arizona for one game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Has anyone ever asked Sager why he wears these weird suits? I mean, is he advertising for his tailor or something? Makes no sense.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Plaschke: Lakers Collapse When It Matters

Like a star that was too bright to shine, the Lakers' run through the playoffs would not last long.

They collapsed on themselves, turning into a black hole that sucked in fouls and Amare Stoudemire buckets with ease...

Paul said...

Well shit this was a crappy or well crap that was shitty.

NicJ said...

haha predictable.

I swear he has these prewritten and when the team wins he has to hurry up and write a puff peice about the kisscam, or a lifelong employee, or juan pierre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just made that up. It's not a real article.

NicJ said...

well, not yet. lets wait to see what he writes.

NicJ said...

i should have known that wasnt his article, the paragraphs were too long.

Paul said...

Man. I hate Sundays that end on a losing note.

Paul said...

The official losing note is the D note btw.

Mr. Customer said...

Curiously, the losing chord is the D7 diminished.

Paul said...

Great Mr. C. Now I am on a smiths listening binge.

Mr. Customer said...

Didn't mean to be a thorn in you side, Paul

Paul said...

Ramon Ortiz. This joke isn't funny anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like I need to put on some Bauhaus now.