Monday, June 07, 2010

Game 58 Thread: June 7 vs. Cards, 7p

Carlos Monasterios (2-0, 1.87) vs. Blake Hawksworth (0-2, 5.14) or P.J. Walters (1-0, 6.23).

COMMENTS: It's official: When the Dodgers win, the Lakers lose, and vice versa. So the Dodgers have to win tonight in order to take this series, because the Lakers are playing Game 3 tomorrow. Got it? Because it makes perfect sense. With Chris Carpenter starting tomorrow and Adam Wainwright on Wednesday, tonight is the Dodgers' best chance for a win in this series. The Cards, apparently having fifth starter problems of their own, are calling this a "bullpen game," so unless their starter dominates — a possibility, given the Dodgers' tendencies against untested pitchers — don't expect him to stick around. Monasterios, a spot-starter himself, can further enhance his value to the team by keeping the Dodgers in the game. Oh, and isn't Blake Hawksworth a character from "Dynasty"?

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Dusty Baker said...

Furcal 6
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Ramirez 7
Loney 3
Belliard 5
DeWitt 4
Ellis 2
Monasterios 1

Josh S. said...

What's a Hawksworth?

Hopefully, about 3 2/3 innings.

Dusty Baker said...

Wonder why JMart sits again?

As much as I , to quote MLASF, think that "MONASTERIOUS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS FRANCHISE," I'm admittedly a smidgeon nervous about his facing these Cardinal bats.

And god dammit I want to beat these bastardos.

MR. F said...

Wabbit or a habit.
Habit or a rib.
Rabbit or a habit.
Habit or a rib.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MONASTERIOS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION

Josh S. said...

Remember last year, when Torre kept sticking good bats in the 8-hole? We all bitched about it, but dammit, the bottom of the order got hits then.

TheArtistFormallyKnownAsSpanky said...

@ MLASF- you can't be Monoserious?

Dusty Baker said...

Torre stuck what, where again?

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

There's nothing unnatural about having some meat in the bottom of the lineup...Wait, that's not so good, either.

Dusty Baker said...

4:23 and this thread has already digressed for the worse.
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Good work, guys!

Josh S. said...

So, is Harper still going to sport that ricockulous eye black in the bigs?

Even Jim Hellwig thinks he looks stupid.

Steve Sax said...

come on Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

If Harper tries to sport that, he will get a spiked stamp on his first slide into 2B.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, that's eye-black? I just thought he cried a lot, making his mascara run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Delino, your son was just taken!

Mr. Customer said...

I was just about to toss out an Ultimate Warrior gag, only to find Josh beat me to it 20 minutes before it even occurred to me.

Josh S. said...

Your destrucity is lacking, Mr. C.

Dusty Baker said...

With 8th pick of #mlbdraft the #astros select Delino DeShields Jr., 2B, Woodward HS, College Park, Ga.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apparently there was another earthquake. I didn't feel anything though.

Dusty Baker said...

I was just about to ask if anyone else felt that. The earthquake I mean.

Josh? (Josh and I work near each other.)

Pretty good but quick jolt here in the mid-Wilshire area.

MR. F said...

Nothing here. Then again, I work hundreds of miles away from you guys.

Neeebs said...

All level in the Valley.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Halfway to the Dodgers' pick.

Josh S. said...

I didn't feel any quakes. I was already in the car.

Dusty Baker said...

Just reported as 3.7 out of Santa Monica Bay area.

karen said...

All's well in Redlands, of course I'm all the way out in the BEAUTIFUL Inland Empire



cries

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

How was your trip to the Yard? Hadn't heard, or else I missed it in a thread.

karen said...

Does anyone know yet why JMart is sitting this one out?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Torre's pre-game comments re JMart were centered around on him just wanting to give him some good rest going into a long, tough week. So no injury issues as of the latest info. But will check back nearere to gametime to see if there is more or different info.

Josh S. said...

Got offered Field 19 tix behind the Dodger dugout and had to turn them down.

*weeps*

Dusty Baker said...

Safari 5 was just released - woo hoo!

#EarlyAdopter

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

It's not like you have a family that you have to get back t....oh.

Josh S. said...

Unlike Angelina Jolie, who is an often adopter.

Josh S. said...

"Too short. Too weak. Too slow."

What I continue to say about Dustin Pedroia.

Josh S. said...

You know, just to piss him off.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Strong result down here in the people's republic. Shook my monitor pretty well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Poor Dusty. A big player from his native land was just taken by the Cards.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crappy pick from the Dodgers. McCourt's really pushing fans as far as they can go.

MR. F said...

Who'd they pick?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Zach Lee. A high school righty who is also a top quarterback prospect and a commit to LSU for both football and baseball.

MR. F said...

So crappy because there is a good chance we'll lose him to LSU?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Better than good. I'm hearing not even $6 million would get him away from LSU.

Fred's Brim said...

hot cheerleaders, sponsored binge drinking and easy A's is too good to pass up

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two possibilities here:

1. Dodgers know they don't have a snowball's chance to sign Lee, so they waste their pick and don't lose any money.

2. They already have a deal in place with Lee.

There's a plan here, at least. They didn't just look at where the board stood and decide to take him.

MR. F said...

LSU might also be appealing to him because he can try both football and baseball.

karina said...

The Giants won, the Padres won...

no pressure Dodgers

karina said...

I'm getting the game on TV, that's good.

I'm getting Vinny, that's better.

There's band rehearsal right next to my room, that's dull.

karina said...

Furcal leads off with a single, then steals second. Go Dodgers!

karina said...

by the way:

Epale, everyone!

Mr. Customer said...

That was fast.

MR. F said...

Epale!

Josh S. said...

Great start!

(Not sarcastic for once.)

Mr. Customer said...

Hey karina!

David said...

wonderful. Let the drubbing begin.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale!

So far so good.

Josh S. said...

Monny and Yadier: Separated at birth?

Fred's Brim said...

woop! get an early lead? are we allowed to do that?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're doing well!

David said...

Woo hoo! 3 singles, I'll take it.

karen said...

It's so gratifying to watch someone else's 5th starter implode

karina said...

"Pop fly single" never sounds good, even if a Dodger hits

Josh S. said...

Leave it to Manny Anderson to kill the party.

Fred's Brim said...

hmm well that's one way to get a guy in from third

Mr. Customer said...

I hope Josh sticks with that avi for a while. It's impossible to see that image and not have a chuckle.

Oh, and thanks for nuttin', Manny.

karina said...

*it

(I ate the pronoun)

David said...

well, that DID get us a run...

Dusty Baker said...

Not happy with McCourt tonight after that b.s. Draft pick. Throwaway pick. This puts me more firmly in the Fuck McCourt camp than I was before.

Fred's Brim said...

looks like Hawksworth is wearing his daddy's ballcap

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny sucks.

David said...

I know Manny had a horrible at-bat, but how come he wasn't credited with an RBI?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GIDP's never result in an RBI.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

At least it was only a little one.

Josh S. said...

Thanks, Manny and Manny Jr.!

karina said...

I'm with Mr LASF here. I resist the idea Logan White would approve of this disappointing pick.

karina said...

Thanks for the support, Mr C :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Our first look at Matt Holliday since something white and round nailed him in the crotch area.

Mr. Customer said...

Ack!

Fred's Brim said...

Josh, is your pic a Wooly Willy version of Jamey Carroll?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking shit.

David said...

ouch.

Fred's Brim said...

eff you Ludwick

Fred's Brim said...

and eff you, mlb.tv

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Dusty's favorite, Randy Winn!

How I loathe him as well.

Orel said...

(1) Epale!

(2) You can't get an RBI on a DP.

(3) Still winning!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Still only 18 pitches.

David said...

at least monasterios has been pitch efficient

Fred's Brim said...

Chipotle has lowered it's advertising standards, from SOSG to Dodger Stadium

Orel said...

Once you go blog, you don't go back!

Fred's Brim said...

bus benches are next

Fred's Brim said...

well we cleared the pitcher at least

Fred's Brim said...

i'll ask again: is anybody going to the Fernando This Is My Town game? Could I contract somebody to get me the Fernando shirt?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's it, lads! Lull Hawksworth into a false sense of security, and when the time is right, strike!

Josh S. said...

@FB It's Carroll's player photo from 70's Night. Vin Scully Is My Homeboy has more of them.

Orel said...

FB, I'd get you one if I could. But I can't go.

Fred's Brim said...

Torre with 230 hits in '71. 230!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When is the Fernando game?

NicJ said...

Oh no the Felipe Lopez abusive father story again.

David said...

wow, monasterios is getting quick outs!

Mr. Customer said...

@fb

What game is the Fernando promotion?

David said...

I spoke too soon.

NicJ said...

I still remember Ryan crying after the Mark Loretta walk off last year.

David said...

Why the heck do the Cardinals have a guy with a .599 OPS in front of Pujols?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, it's Sunday. Sorry, not going.

Dusty Baker said...

Raffy's arm never ceases to amaze me.

karen said...

Good play Raffy

David said...

31 pitches through 3, not bad at all.

NicJ said...

Damn Ryan and his Infinite range.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I'm going on Sunday and sitting in Fernando Valley.

If they let me buy an extra shirt, I'll get one for you. What size?

Can't guarantee it bc I don't know if the shirts are for sale.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd love one of those Kings TIMT shirts.

Mr. Customer said...

@David

LaRussa specializes in increasing the amount of entropy in the universe.

David said...

Ethier hasn't gone yard in forever, how about now?

NicJ said...

lame

David said...

F@%&!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously, Andre. C'mon. Get your clutchness back. Now.

Dusty Baker said...

Dre is really hitting the ball hard, but often into the opposing players' mitts. But this is a good sign, and he'll put something together soon enough.

Paul said...

Hey all!!!

Wow full house tonight in here.

Are we getting the band back together?!?!

NicJ said...

Maybe all of Dre's luck was in his right pinkie.

NicJ said...

3-1, alberts going yard here.

Mr. Customer said...

!

Has blogger always had those broken ampersands, or is that just an iPad thing?

*slaps self*

Focus, man!

Paul said...

@Josh

Want me get you a Pedroia the Destroya t shirt?

He has one and wears it proudly during the off season.

NicJ said...

Whew!! my jinx worked.

karina said...

I don't know if they are going to reschedule, but I'd love to own a "Esta es mi ciudad, Venezuela" shirt.

Unless the shirts were red, because they'd be offensive for most venezuelans living in the area.

Mr. Customer said...

Lotta loud outs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wow. A lot of quick outs.

Paul said...

monsterious dodging some bird turds.

karina said...

@Mr C If you talk about typography, you're on focus :)

Mr. Customer said...

That is acceptable.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny sucks!

Manny is great!

So confused...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny...doesn't suck?

Fred's Brim said...

Manny hasnt run that far in weeks - he's huffin and puffin!

Fred's Brim said...

Get him home!

Dusty Baker said...

I haven't run that far all year.

Fred's Brim said...

that was tall, blue!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I do have an (maybe not so) inner typography geek, but I am surprised that I hadn't noticed, since I'm the only one I know that actually writes them that way.

Fred's Brim said...

stand a little closer to the plate, willya?

Mr. Customer said...

No dp

Paul said...

Belly walks. World Peace obtained.

Fred's Brim said...

GET HIM HOME!

karina said...

DeClutch can!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on Joyce, let's do this! I know you can.

Dusty Baker said...

Toldja!

Paul said...

Nice 3-1!!!

NicJ said...

DeDunker!!

Fred's Brim said...

yes! thank you!

Mr. Customer said...

Yes!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray!

karina said...

DeClutch gave me what I wanted!

NicJ said...

SQUEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Squeeze!

David said...

C'mon Ellis, home run right here.

One of these days, it'll happen.

Fred's Brim said...

yes!!

wow that was close to utter disaster

Paul said...

We can't be stopped.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More runny goodness.

Dusty Baker said...

We have more runs than our opponents!

Four times as many!

Fred's Brim said...

MONSTERBuntios!

karina said...

I love my parents and my brothers, then I love squeeze plays!

Mr. Customer said...

Sometimes hardboiled sometimes runny.

Fred's Brim said...

Hawksworth nearly has Ellis' bunt

NicJ said...

Haha, it seems like torre pulls all these things out when he is playing the cards.

like last time with kuo and the two IBB strikeout.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

"More runny goodness."

That didn't come out right.

NicJ said...

OFFENSE!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Raffy!!!!!!

David said...

Ellis has 7 hits and 8 RBI's on the year.

Clutch hitter right there, heheh.

Paul said...

Fooooookieeeee.

Dusty Baker said...

Eggs come from a chicken not a bunny, dummy.

Fred's Brim said...

YES! GR2B

6-1? is that correct? Curly numbers are foreign to me

David said...

Open the floodgates!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's wrong with runny goodness?

Dusty Baker said...

Dbags are beating ATL 7-1. What, did Braves start that 7.x ERA reliever or something?

Dusty Baker said...

It sounds a little excretory?

NicJ said...

Kemp gone fishin'

Paul said...

Kemp putting the K in is name.

David said...

Uh, that was ball 4, Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Would you prefer scorey goodness?

karina said...

@Mr C quick questions: helvetica or univers? what's your reaction when faced before Comic Sans?

Fred's Brim said...

@MR C and LASF - the Fernando game is Sunday vs the Angholes

@Orel - thanks for the thought anyway!

@Dusty - I don't really know how it works. I'll buy a ticket and a beer for somebody in the Baker party if that's the easiest way. I can do paypal, check, coins from the franklin mint, plus eternal indebtedness. I would prefer an XXL but can do XL if I never wash it (which I might not). Let me know if any of that works. And if it's all too much of a pain, I understand that too.

karina said...

@Mr C final question: does bad kerning bother you?

NicJ said...

Ah, ive missed the Winn halfcourt shot story.

Fred's Brim said...

Button your shirt, you slob!

David said...

It just dawned on me that the Cardinals put out their weak-ass lineup today.

NicJ said...

Winn's at bat is destroying Cmon's pitch count.

and theres a walk.

David said...

Oh balls.

David said...

4 efficient innings partially nullified by that infernal at bat.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit
don't give any of those runs back! They got them especially for you!

David said...

Curse you, Winn.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh this isn't good.

Paul said...

Monster is a bit wild this inning but what monster isn't?

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

NicJ said...

gotta go five if you want the win, Monny.

David said...

This all sets up the triple play.

NicJ said...

triple play please.

David said...

At least LaRue and Hanksworth are up. Just throw strikes at them.

Josh S. said...

RAts, I was stuck with iPhone audio for the offensive explosion.

NicJ said...

if Beli2 were only four feet taller we would of had a triple play.

Fred's Brim said...

wow if that didnt hang up as much, that could have gone for 3

David said...

Eh, I'll settle for a double play.

Paul said...

Tiny Dancer DP.

NicJ said...

well that was a pleasant turn of events.

Josh S. said...

2 pitches, 3 outs.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, kid!

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