Thursday, June 17, 2010

Game 66 Thread: June 17 @ Reds, 9.30a

John Ely (3-3, 3.38) vs. Bronson Arroyo (5-3, 4.80).

COMMENTS: On perhaps the second-most important day in 2010 Los Angeles sports history (the first-most important day coming in late October), the Dodgers take on the Reds vying for a rare road sweep. And the only thing standing between us and a weekend series at Boston that will be hyped to death is...Bronson Arroyo. Will we make Arroyo grande? Or will a Dodgers victory be just the first step in a full day of Los Angeles team victories?

159 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

It's a good time to turn up the mania again!

Josh S. said...

The first-most important day being...?

*is dumb*

Fred's Brim said...

The Dodgers Game 6 victory over Tampa in the 2010 world Series?

dodgerbobble said...

I'm so happy this game is early. No channel flipping later. I can concentrate on the Lakers tonight.

dodgerbobble said...

Fred - That's what I was thinking!

Fred's Brim said...

@dodgerbobble - I am happy with the early game too. I just gotta make sure I don't have any meetings this afternoon. My calendar is clear so far... *knocks on wood*

Paul said...

Today will be our finest hour!!

And that hour not minute too soon!!!

No doubt that minute will be the second we have all been waiting for....

Fred's Brim said...

Gmornin Paul! Have you figured out your Boston plans yet?

dodgerbobble said...

Fred - good luck

Dusty Baker said...

Oh my god, why don't you just start a game thread and comment about the game in that thread?

karina said...

Dusty is finally here!

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

DeWitt
Kemp
Ethier
Loney
Blake
Anderson
Ellis
Carroll
Ely

Dusty Baker said...

Raffy on bereavement leave for some reason not yet disclosed. Hu called up but not in time to make the game.

MR. F said...

This is a really early game.

Fred's Brim said...

Dusty Bottoms! welcome back
Went to a show last night that you would have enjoyed: It was a free show in Bed-Stuy featuring Big Daddy Kane. Chubb Rock and Greg Nice came out for some quick guesty action. Jazzy Jay of the Soulsonic Force was hanging out too

Josh S. said...

FASCINATING lineup.

Sorry to hear about Raffy.

Welcome back, Dusty!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Sweet show!

For a second I read your post to say "Jazzy Jeff" and sadly I thought that was kinda cool, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodger Thoughts:

"Furcal went to Domincan Republic to see ailing family member. Out 3-7 games"

Josh S. said...

Who got called up?

Dusty Baker said...

No, Hu's at SS.

Josh S. said...

DeWatt's on second.

Dusty Baker said...

And he bailed out?

No. Andy hung tough.

Josh S. said...

Reds are Looooooooooooosers!!! Always getting beat up by the Dodgers. They must be very intimidated.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Breakfast with the Dodgers.

karina said...

@Josh good one, Josh :)

karina said...

tweeted about ElyMania, for superstition.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Steve Lyons, you've gotta hit and pitch and play well.

There has to be a managerial opening for this guy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DeWitt is leading off. Very strange.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Death Wish is all over the place.

Steve Sax said...

start the game already

Josh S. said...

I hope Bronson caves.

Josh S. said...

I see the iPhone delay is still plaguing Sax.

Josh S. said...

Dammit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre still sucks in the clutch.

Steve Sax said...

holy crap, DeWitt likes him the leadoff spot!

first and second no outs

Steve Sax said...

not good, Andre. GIDP

David said...

dang it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why the hell is Andre swinging after only one pitch? He just saw Bronson go three balls on the two batters ahead of him.

David said...

what a waste.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I feel like that was a missed opportunity.

Josh S. said...

And now Gameday Audio has crapped out.

Steve Sax said...

f'ing a, that was a tease of a first inning. And only 14 pitches for Charles Bronson Arroyo Grande.

Steve Sax said...

i am clearly on iPhone delay, you're right Josh S

Josh S. said...

Where's my flippin' audio?!

Steve Sax said...

two outs in the bottom of the first, right?

Dusty Baker said...

That was sure a long single.

karen said...

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen

Blake DeWitt leading off feels a little strange

Sorry to hear about Raffy. God's speed to him and his family

karen said...

Welcome back Dusty:)

Dusty Baker said...

This broadcast team just gets sillier and sillier. It's like they just snagged a couple of guys from the Delta house and gave them a mic. It's just yuk-yuk-yuk and oh, there happens to be a baseball game going on, which we might mention between inside jokes, bad, trite jokes, lame references, etc.

Dusty Baker said...

Four pitch walk to AJE.

Dusty Baker said...

^ "Four-pitch"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ELY FTW!!!

Josh S. said...

Still no audio, desktop or iPhone.

Steve Sax said...

ELY CAN DO IT ALL

Steve Sax said...

Maybe Ely should be the sub for Furcal the next two games

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously, nobody's realized that they shouldn't be swinging early against a guy who's given up three walks already?

Dusty Baker said...

This strike zone is baffling. Yesterday it was extremely and even unfairly low. Today the ump is sometimes calling low balls as strike and at other times calling pitches to the same spot as balls. I would be frustrated as a player or manager. Pick a strike zone and stick to it, wherever it may be.

Josh S. said...

Ely can DH in Boston.

Josh S. said...

Ely can DH in Boston.

Josh S. said...

Blogger is broken too.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Ethier getting slower when he "runs?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

UIBB so Ely can face the pitcher.

David said...

holy crap, corky miller has pathetic career stats.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Ely, don't walk a .071 hitter

Steve Sax said...

Damn

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ely was better off facing Corky.

karen said...

Oh John :(

Steve Sax said...

Arroyo counters the Ely RBI

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING SHIT

Dusty Baker said...

Did he just give up a HR to Bronson Arroyo?

This phony ElyMania has bitten the dust.

David said...

that's just effing embarrassing.

Josh S. said...

Ha ha! Good joke, guys. Bronson Arroyo hitting a home run? Hilarious!

MR. F said...

Mouth = agape.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why are Dusty's comments the only thing coming through blogger?

MR. F said...

How long were you waiting to use that line, DB?

MR. F said...

WHERE ARE MY COMMENTS?!

karina said...

Can we wait 'till the game ends?

karen said...

Matty still not looking at pitches

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's FB too. WHAT ABOUT ME????

karen said...

Blogger being weird

MR. F said...

Oh. There they are.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr F

Quite some time.

Though I think I used it a ways back either on the Twitters or in another thread. Nonetheless, it's decidedly most appropriate in this situation.

Meaniebreanie said...

What's with blogger? The comments aren't coming out in sequence.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now Gameday's getting jumpy.

Josh S. said...

Blogger borked.
Gameday borked.
Ely REALLY borked.

Someone doesn't want me to enjoy this game.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is now batting .267

what the hell is going on, matt?

karen said...

Johnny has lost his mojo

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apparently the Reds have scored two more runs. Fucking Ely.

karina said...

@Josh same here and Chavez is on radio and tv chain for the third time in three days.

Steve Sax said...

Why is everything stalled?

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully a Dodger loss portends a Lakers championship.

Dusty Baker said...

Mitch Poole better get the hot water running in the showers. Can't be long now for Ely.

karen said...

MSB in the house

Dusty Baker said...

^ I didn't mean to imply that the two would shower together, for the record.

Fred's Brim said...

Just checking in now.
Arroyo? Really?

christ on a bike

Fred's Brim said...

i think they've figured out the changeup

Josh S. said...

When John Ely's father Jor-Ely placed him in a rocket ship and sent him here, he neglected to mention that Earth's yellow sun would weaken him.

Josh S. said...

Jints and Madres off today. Win or lose, we're still in first.

Steve Sax said...

Garret Anderson and his .168 average must be stopped

karen said...

Corky Miller, really?

Steve Sax said...

Arroyo pulls a Garret Anderson (GIDP)

Dusty Baker said...

Wait - we're playing the Red Sox soon? And the crazy thing is the Manny returning to Fenway as a story line. Whoa, duuuude. It's just now sinking in. Can't wait to hear more about this.

karina said...

Got a theory: when Ely saw Arroyo, he saw an older lookalike and freaked out, not even John Ely is not afraid of John Ely.

karina said...

MSB Ackbar lead walks!

Josh S. said...

Dusty: You kid, but the "Manny back to Boston" story hasn't gotten nearly the coverage that the Yankees 7-game mini plans have.

Meaniebreanie said...

Easy on Ely. He's done a great job up until today. Everyone is entitled to an occasional bad day at the office.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Kemp, snap out of it!!!

karen said...

@MB Love the avatar!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, the Dodgers can't sell a mini-plan for the Red Sox series.

Dusty Baker said...

How 'bout them Lakers?

*clicks off TV*

Dusty Baker said...

Are you freaking kidding, Josh? We're playing the Yankees? Why didn't anyone say anything before??

Meaniebreanie said...

Thanks Karen. It was time to update the self portrait. I'm still searching for the right one. Maybe if I throw on a Dodgers cap it will be complete : )

Josh S. said...

@MLASF: They sold "road trips."

Josh S. said...

Ely is GASSED.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You see how much trouble they're having with the mini-plans. There's no way they could effectively market the road trips.

Fred's Brim said...

i can't see the game but I am guessing there are a lot of meatballs flying around

karen said...

Damn you Jay Bruce

Steve Sax said...

It's pathetic when a GAARP single out gets a sigh of relief (rather than a double play)

Josh S. said...

Double damn you, Jay Bruce.

Steve Sax said...

Well, I hope that the Lakers play better than we are.

Josh S. said...

We're making Corky Miller look like he corkys his bat.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey kids!

Wow, this could really be going better.

karen said...

Hey Mr.C

You're right, this game has been a bit of a bummer

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey Carrol can't make an out today

Fred's Brim said...

this game is doing a nice job of supporting our crazy run differential

Fred's Brim said...

Matt Kemp, cut the shit, and cutting the shit should start immediately

Fred's Brim said...

we are getting payback for that 6-unassisted DP yesterday

Fred's Brim said...

and Joe throws in the towel

Josh S. said...

Off to the World Cup thread for some hot FRAMEX action.

Fred's Brim said...

oh Charlie, don't bring up Phillips story

Fred's Brim said...

dammit - I wanted to break Ol' Arthur Rhodes' runless streak, but I didn't want to do it down 7-1.

Josh S. said...

For shits and giggles, I'm running the audio streams of the Dodger game and FRA/MEX simultaneously.

Steiner and vuvuzelas together may be worse than waterboarding.

Steve Sax said...

Where did the guys go to party last night in Cincy?

Kemp 0-for-3 with a walk
Andre 0-for-4
Loney 0-for-2 so far

Fred's Brim said...

I heard Bob Huggins was in town...

Steve Sax said...

Is Steiner sitting on a vuvuzela?

Fred's Brim said...

GADP coming up?

Fred's Brim said...

at what point should Joe cut the shit with giving all of these old timers days off?

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk!

Josh S. said...

Here comes Manny!

Fred's Brim said...

Rancho MANNYendo!

karen said...

Manny having a good hair day

Fred's Brim said...

wack

karen said...

But having a bad at the plate day

Fred's Brim said...

Manny's already got his mind on the ladies he left on Boston

Josh S. said...

7-run ninth coming up.

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take 6 if that's ok

Fred's Brim said...

i'm not greedy

Fred's Brim said...

anybody else already nervous about the Boston series?

Josh S. said...

Ugh. Belliard has been more worthless than GA lately.

Fred's Brim said...

Belliard's got his mind on Manny's Boston scraps

Josh S. said...

Game over, man. Game over!

Fred's Brim said...

woo that was fun

fireworks, you can go to hell

karina said...

They can't sweep all the time. Right?

MR. F said...

Garrett Anderson PA watch: 103
Andrew Jones 2008 PA: 238

Josh S. said...

Collins Curse:

While this is the first series win called by Collins in 2010, the Dodgers have yet to sweep a series that he calls (dating back to the beginning of 2009).

MR. F said...

Andruw*

Andruw's OPS+'d higher in 2008 than GA has OPS+'d thus far: 35 to 22.

karen said...

Ok everyone, time to focus the mojo juices on the Lakers

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I think the Ely dream is fading.

Dusty Baker said...

Where does anyone go to party in Cincy?