Thursday, June 03, 2010

Game 54 Thread: June 3 vs. Braves, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (5-3, 3.55) vs. Kris Medlen (2-1, 2.85).

COMMENTS: The streaking Braves roll into town for a four-game series, and despite our own three-game walk-off win streak and four-game win streak, we should be worried. Atlanta, with an identical 31-22 record and first place in the NL East, has won its last eight games (including sweeping the Phillies and Pirates), as well as seven of its last ten road games. Oh yeah, and the Dodgers are 2-7 against the NL East this year.

Can we keep our perfect homestand alive with a win in today's game? Well if it weren't for this Medlen kid, we might get away with it. So you know who has to take the mound for us tonight in relief, right?

This is indeed also the acting Lakers* thread (6p PT tipoff). Go Lakers! And I good luck to the ten SoSG readers vying for a shirt!

side-by-side photo comparison courtesy of Dodger Blues. (*) And speaking of "acting Lakers", was there anyone better than Vlade Divac, the king of flop?

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Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Kemp
Ethier
Ramirez
Loney
Blake
Martin
DeWitt
Kuroda

Dusty Baker said...

Ruh-roh!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Haebinger of Doom has been recalled.

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, MLASF.

Thanks for nothing, T-Slick!

"Today the #Dodgers optioned RHP Travis Schlichting to Triple-A Albuquerque and reinstated RHP Charlie Haeger from the DL"

Josh S. said...

Dodgertown Rewards Club: Earn a free flight to Albuquerque after just four scoreless innings!

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Miller or Schilchtling demoted?

Spanky said...

something good is coming out of that line-up tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

Ah, Schlichtling it is. Heaven forbid we DFA a replacement-level veteran.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm ready for Joyce DeWitt to really bust out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They probably gave Schlichting a nice parting gift.

"I was on a big-league team for a week and all I got was this lousy win thanks to Garret Anderson"

It'll make all the guys green with envy. Especially Hu.

Steve Sax said...

Garret Anderson also gave Travis Schlichting a half-used tube of Ben-Gay.

Josh S. said...

Sax, this is for the Medlen kid pun. Well done.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is also the acting Lakers thread, right?

Steve Sax said...

@Mr. LA SF: Your wish is my command. See the original post, amended.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Son has soccer today, so I'm out for most of this one.

Josh S. said...

Birthday, burgers, and baseball.

Bitchin'.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh

But what happened to the pizza?

Steve Sax said...

Boboli.

Dusty Baker said...

John Wooden in grave condition now...jeesh, the sports world is having quite the week.

Dusty Baker said...

"2 player apperances this Sat: Broxton,12-1 @MetroPCS, 68 Rio Rancho Rd, Pomona // C.Blake, 12-1 @VerizonWireless, 368 S Lake Ave, Pasadena"

NicJ said...

JIm Joyce, there is no crying in baseball.

Josh S. said...

@Dusty: I'm calling an audible on dinner.

Josh S. said...

What happened to the Ely appearance?

Not that I was going.

NicJ said...

i think there is a chad billingsley appearance at the ATT store in my city, west covina.

Maybe ill go there and ask him why he isnt an ace.

Josh S. said...

Casey Blake scratched.

Beards are itchy, after all.

NicJ said...

nervous time.

NicJ said...

lakers look pissed, i hope thats a good sign.

Orel said...

Please let me know if Vin talks about John Wooden tonight. Thanks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mark Jackson: This team (Boston) has never lost when they have been together.

THEY WERE TOGETHER FOR ONE YEAR

NicJ said...

terrible news about Wooden, BTW.

NicJ said...

the lakers have never lost a playoff series in the ron artest era.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wooden passed? That's just awful. A dark cloud over Los Angeles today.

NicJ said...

oh crap, lost the tip.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

PIERCE WAS LAYING ONTOP OF RON

NicJ said...

haha, fighta already.

dont get tossed ron ron.

Orel said...

"@SethDavisHoops: John Wooden has not passed away but he is hospitalized and unlikely to leave the hospital."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh. Well, nevermind.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Time of first Game 6 mention: 1 min, 33 sec.

NicJ said...

fish out already.

come on sasha

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ron was out of rhythm. Good thing Pau was there to clean the glass.

NicJ said...

rondo already burning kobes free saftey defense

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ray Allen out now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bynum looks great on the defensive glass. Perkins is just overmatched there. No chance.

NicJ said...

celtics doing a pretty good job of clogging paint, but lakers doing good job of finding second option.

NicJ said...

i just hope bynum can stay in the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'll only be happy when he leaves if it's because of a double-tech on him and Perkins.

NicJ said...

too many ticky tack fould being called

NicJ said...

another one.

are the lakers ever going to shoot more FT's then the other team in these playoffs?

MR. F said...

Today's been an emotionally crazy day. I think I'd have a heart attack if I watched the Laker game...

Fred's Brim said...

Gasol sure is screamy

Steve Sax said...

My thoughts are with John Wooden and his family...get well soon, Wizard!

NicJ said...

agressiveness pays off.

Fred's Brim said...

ahh Tony Allen, I didn't realize you were a Laker

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What was Garnett saying again? Finesse?

NicJ said...

$50 for Pau.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gasol just pocketed $50.

Fred's Brim said...

Michael Finley looks more like Lil Penny than Penny Hardaway ever did

Fred's Brim said...

Lil Penny

NicJ said...

seriously, enough with the fouls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Paul Pierce is such a great actor. Give that man an Oscar.

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh no Kobe for the last shot

NicJ said...

almost all of our starters in foul trouble.

NicJ said...

farmar coming up BIG!!!

MR. F said...

So many fouls. Maybe it's not just the Lakers and Celtics trying to impose their game, but the referees too?

Fred's Brim said...

oops - first half, not first quarter

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rondo elbows Farmar and no refs see it? What the hell?

NicJ said...

either way good first Q by lakers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Really Clippers? An ad during the NBA Finals? WITH THE LAKERS?

NicJ said...

haha clippers commercial showing blake griffin rehabbing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Hey? Remember how we marketed the hell out of Blake Griffen? Well guess what? We can still do that!"

My idea of what some guy said to DTS.

NicJ said...

theres walton and his IQ

Neeebs said...

Ok, I'm in the house.

Observations: At the collectible stand you can but a signed Garret Anderson ball for $219.00. Really.

NicJ said...

somebody box out rondo please.

NicJ said...

seriously, too many fouls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really don't care for Rasheed Wallace.

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs, how many did you get?
2 or 3?

Fred's Brim said...

i don't think anybody cares for Rasheed

NicJ said...

wrap him up if you are gonna foul sasha

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was just a stupid move by Sasha.

Fred's Brim said...

Perkins is a lot less doughy than in seasons past

Fred's Brim said...

Ben Davis, just as doughy

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh this jump should be good

NicJ said...

gasol has not really done much to help his "soft" Moniker.

Fred's Brim said...

that's why the Knicks dumped you, Nate

NicJ said...

Bynum is a monster tonight.

Neeebs said...

@FB

Tommy John ball was only $199.00. But I forgot my wallet

Fred's Brim said...

A-team movie: not interested

NicJ said...

9 TO's for the lakers already. Celtics live off of points off TO's

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs - $20 less than GA? Don't tell Tommy

I went to college with his daughter, Tamara. He would come to baseball games sometimes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It wouldn't kill ABC to show a bit of the plot in their commercials.

Fred's Brim said...

somebody please lock Mark Jackson and Van Gundy in the press room at halftime

Betsy said...

Even though Chinface is scratched, no complaints having our MSB playing for us :)

Fred's Brim said...

The Sorcerer's Apprentice movie: not interested

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

what's the reason for the scratch? I mean besides the beard

NicJ said...

it does in my book, thats a good idea MLASF

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

awesome pic, DB. Where is that from?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@FB - that was the rookie hazing from two years ago.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to order the pizza Josh didn't order now.

NicJ said...

turned on spero and the lakers go on a run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

3 fouls for Ray Allen.

Jeff Van Gundy is such a moron. Two weaknesses. A PF as old as dust isn't a weakness?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was just one helluva layup by Fish.

Dusty Baker said...

Fish over KG!!!! I just wet myself.

Fred's Brim said...

Mary Hart makes the statement that she prefers the Dodgers over the Lakers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate that dopey "Who, me?" look guys have after being called for a foul. Own up to it like a man, Perkins.

Dusty Baker said...

Hiro in early trouble.

NicJ said...

kobe out for the half, he aint getting the last shot.

farmar on the floor though.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Hiro, throw strikes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Do the Pau FTs count as him taking the last shot if Boston gets an offensive board/steal?

NicJ said...

what the fuck was that?!?

at least it was a two.

Dusty Baker said...

Up by 9 at the half. I'll take it for sure.

Fred's Brim said...

crap
what the hell's gotten into Troy Glaus?
OK Hiro, shut this down now

Dusty Baker said...

Back to baseball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What exactly has happened to Hiro, anyway? He's lost something.

Dusty Baker said...

Everyone on my block just went out their doors to walk their dogs. Clearly timing doing so based on Lakers halftime.

NicJ said...

Get on this shakey first inning stuff, Honeycutt. Make everyone runs laps, haha.

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like it was Fish with the last shot

Mr. Customer said...

Good evening boys and girls! I can live with the one run in the first as long as it's just the first. The bullpen would love Hiro to go deep, though.

Fred's Brim said...

When is Raffy gonna go on his tear?

NicJ said...

do the braves still want raffy? they can have him.

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, Mr C

Fred's Brim said...

wow what a snag

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, nice play

MR. F said...

So it's Fish if we don't count free throws and Pau if we do?

Mr. Customer said...

E coming around?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with the double!

he's been making good contact since he's been back but seems to be a bit unlucky

Fred's Brim said...

ha! Vin quoted me!

Fred's Brim said...

just a single, Manny

NicJ said...

technically a free throw isnt a shot.

im guessing the rules werent thought out this far.

Everyone gets a shred of laker tshirt.

Fred's Brim said...

that's not a single

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So it's either me and Q7 or nobody. I can live with that.

MR. F said...

Free throws aren't shots! Everybody should lose!

Fred's Brim said...

unacceptable, Hiro

NicJ said...

someone get david stern on the phone

NicJ said...

haha, some jackass by the field mic is really pissing off the guy on the censor button right now.

Paul said...

Is the Laker shirt asbestos free? Call me a greenie but I am concerned about that stuff.

karina said...

what's up with my son and the King? back to back Ks?

karina said...

By the way, is blogger and Gameday working for everyone?. I just missed an entire inning.

Mr. Customer said...

We still looking a little lost at the plate. Someone somewhere in the lineup needs to heat up

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You don't decide the rules, Mr. F! That's for a predesignated Son to decide!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Four on Ray Allen.

Mr. Customer said...

Both gameday and blogger seem to be ok at my end, karina.

Josh S. said...

Catching up: So, Dre's hitting again but no one else is. Do I have that right?

Paul said...

I say put the shirt on the monkey! Double or nothing!!!

Mr. Customer said...

On the nose, Josh

Josh S. said...

Paul, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that exact phrase on college...

Fred's Brim said...

keep taking pitches

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like what I'm seeing!

Fred's Brim said...

Troy Glaus is only 33?

NicJ said...

what the fuck carroll

Mr. Customer said...

Sheeet.

Fred's Brim said...

what the eff, Jamey?

Josh S. said...

Great sac and Carroll goes to sec...FUCK.

Dusty Baker said...

Fish getting his props. Little Rock represent!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Where the hell is my radio?

Fred's Brim said...

this feels like it's gonna be a long game

Mr. Customer said...

Gah.

Paul said...

I am going to be the first to say I was against the gameplan to hold the Braves scoreless for 14 innings and then pounce.

Paul said...

I forgot how much I hated the Braves of the early 90s with their wide ass strike zone and every team laying down for them in Sept1991.

I won't forget you Lenny Harris!!

David said...

Well this game is going to crap.

MR. F said...

Seriously FB. Troy Glaus? 33? Really?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like I bet on the right horse. #Lakers

Paul said...

Let's see the birth certificate!

MR. F said...

Another foul on Ray Allen!

Paul said...

Retro Kemp.

MR. F said...

Whoo Lakers!

And does it look like Andre has found his stroke again?

David said...

Ethier's back! :D

MR. F said...

Bad luck double play?

Paul said...

On the Braves station they had Andre in Center field in their all-star voting update. Werth and Braun on the corners.

MR. F said...

Andre in CF and Werth at a corner makes absolutely no sense.

karina said...

So, when Dre hits anyone else can't hit?

Dusty Baker said...

Vin just did a piece on umpire situation. I tivoed it and will go back and listen again to see if it's something that would be good to transcribe

NicJ said...

call a fucking timeout!!!

MR. F said...

Ugh. Not a good start to the 4th.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank you, Coors. I would have no idea my beer was cold without your blue mountains. Finally, all that time spent trying to determine the temperature of my beverage is no longer necessary.

karina said...

@Paul I want to forget that but my brother wouldn't let me. In fact, he called my mom today and then he wanted to talk to me, just to brag about the winning streak and the bad defensive moment of the Dodgers. I just said saying "three walkoffs in a row" , but he said it wasn't good enough. I don't want him to be right.

Mr. Customer said...

There's a good start.

MR. F said...

Okay. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

NicJ said...

im starting to feel sick.

Mr. Customer said...

Not liking that one bit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And here I thought Boston was the good defensive team.

NicJ said...

nevermind, pau gave me a breakaway dunk of pepto.

NicJ said...

dodger bats are slumping.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How bad is the Braves bullpen? Please say really bad.

NicJ said...

man, KG aint got no hops anymore. At least not when he doesnt get a running start

Paul said...

We. Can't. Score. WTF???

Dusty Baker said...

J fuckin Mart!

NicJ said...

hows that for double negatives?

Mr. Customer said...

Oh bloody fucking hell.

Dusty Baker said...

Cue the Plaschke article.

David said...

If you had told me at the end of April that by June 3rd, Ely would be our ace and Kuroda would be the struggling one, I'd have thought you were on shrooms

Paul said...

God I hate these Braves announcers. Why does extra innings do this to me???

karina said...

Pitcher doubled?

David said...

The sad thing is, we're paying Kuroda almost as much as the Giants are paying Zito

Paul said...

Even if we lose I just want to see some of these swings get better. Something to build out of this offensive slump.

David said...

cue the Ethier grand slam later this inning

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

200

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT

karina said...

It's the 6th inning , which means the Dodgers have 12 outs to score enough runs to win this game.

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