Sunday, June 20, 2010

Game 69 Thread: June 20 @ Calcetines Rojos, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda (6-4, 3.10) vs. Clay Buchholz (9-4, 2.67).

COMMENTS: Tony Jackson is right: The Dodgers just can't seem to hang with the big boys in the AL. If they can't beat the young (Felix Doubront) or the old (Tim Wakefield), what chance do they have against Clay Buchholz? Facing a sweep without even having faced Jon Lester or John Lackey reminds you how tough it is in the AL East. But hey, we only have to win our division to make the playoffs, so one step at a time. Salvaging a game in Boston would be a good start, but the odds look kinda crappy (even if Accuscore is mysteriously giving the Red Sox only a 51% chance to win). And if anyone on the Dodgers' staff can handle the pressure of Fenway, it's Kuroda. Another nationally televised game, boys — do us proud!

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Dusty Baker said...

Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez DH
Loney 1B
Anderson LF
Blake 3B
Martin C
DeWitt 2B
Carroll SS
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

Word that it's raining in Boston....

Paul said...

Raining Dodger beat downs on the Red Sux?

Mr. Customer said...

Sitting in Landsdowne Pub. Rain is confirmed. Supposed to clear by 7, per masshole weatherman.

Josh S. said...

My pics from the Father's Day catch.

Rain, rain, go away!
We wanna beat the Sox today!

Josh S. said...

Stupid worthless Orioles. I was so happy when I saw they were up 4-0.

Paul said...

Great pics Josh.

I couldn't tell but there appeared to be a giant rodent on Dodger Vision?

Paul said...

Mr. C your killin me.

I hope you are having a great time.

Anyone going to Giants Dodgers at the Phone end of this month or next July?

Paul said...

GA getting some major ABs.

Mr. Customer said...

I think I am standing directly above VSIMHB Roberto right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Latest weather report? If game is delayed I will have to find worthwhile pursuits for my family/in-laws since our whole afternoon consists of watching the Dodgers game.

Mr. Customer said...

Looking good here Dusty. It's broken up.

rbnlaw said...

Heading off to a Fathers' Day BBQ and swim-along down the street. Hope to get some of the hair of that dog that bit me last night.

Mr. C: Give those Sawks fans a wicked headache, and be careful when you drink from the bubblers.

Dusty Baker said...

Park your caaaaaah side by each, RB!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks Mr C. Welcome news. I didn't want to have to bust out the expensive Scotch or the Uno deck.

karina said...

@Mr C Say Roberto hi from me, please (if you can and want)! (he knows)

Dusty Baker said...

The thing about Vinny...today our extended family is sitting around after our Father's Day lunch, and as we wait for the Dodgers game to start, we're talking about Vin's call of the game on Friday, and how he did, and what he talked about. We'd probably be hard-pressed to remember in much detail what happened in the game but we can quote Vin's every word.

Vin Scully is our homeboy.

karina said...

@Josh S Luke is beyond words cute. You were wearing the most awesome shirt ever. Happy First Father's Day to you!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jon Miller is really ugly.

karen said...

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen

Happy Father's Day to all of you dads!!

Josh S. said...

I love how Miller and Morgan are talking about the crowd reaction to Manny like it's a fresh topic.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Bucholziendo!

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo for Blahderson

karen said...

GAAARP:(

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lousy GAARP.

NicJ said...

this will end annoyingly.

NicJ said...

i knew it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a letdown. Fucking AL.

Josh S. said...

Well, um, we made Buttholes work, I guess.

NicJ said...

so how many runs will the sox score in the first?

NicJ said...

casey is just awesome tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GODDAMN YOU, ALMSB

NicJ said...

seriously, i hate when we play on national tv.

karen said...

We are playing fast and loose here

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WHY COULDN'T WE PLAY THE ORIOLES???


WHYYYYYYYYY!?!?!?!?!

Dusty Baker said...

THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES ARE THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION!

karina said...

Breathe, here it comes the double play

Steve Sax said...

How bad was Martin's throwing error?

NicJ said...

any chance of a rainout?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm really fucking pissed right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Could we get shittier breaks in this series?

NicJ said...

@sax, not too bad. no one was covering third on the shift. so pedroia just strolled on in to third.

Dusty Baker said...

Martin's throw wasn't the problem. He was errant but the backup was right there. The problem was that there was no one covering 3B so the runner just took off for the bag.

NicJ said...

im pretty close to turning this off.

karina said...

Patience, it's just one run in the first inning.

karina said...

I'm aware it is one out left to end this nightmare inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Did you hear about the radio show in Boston hanging up on Bill Walton?

Dusty Baker said...

Former Dodger up, so I'm penciling in three runs already.

rbnlaw said...

Hmm. Good thing I'm not watching this right now.

Now back to this one.

karen said...

Only 1 run given up . Now we take a deep breath and settle down

NicJ said...

@mlasf, no what happened?

NicJ said...

does JMart have a hitler mustache?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A show in Boston called "Toucher and Rich" had Bill Walton on, and Walton started talking about how proud he was of Luke winning another championship, and that even though he considers himself a Celtic, he is a dad first. Then one of the guys hangs up on him, saying you don't come on the show and celebrate the Lakers' victory.

NicJ said...

Hmm, that's kind of a dick move.

Dusty Baker said...

Stay classy, Boston!

NicJ said...

why have Bill Walton on at all? what is he going to say "My son sucks"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here's the audio:

http://bit.ly/b5CERS

NicJ said...

i consider Bill a blazer anyway.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apparently, this is a guy who compared Tim Tebow's draft party to a Nazi rally.

Very classy.

NicJ said...

Buchholz is pretty craptacular without giving up any runs so far.

Dusty Baker said...

I love SoCal...we took my father in law out to eat for Father's Day at our local MEX place. Got home, watched some golf, walked the dogs, etc. Before you know it, more guacamole has been produced for consumption, seemingly out of nowhere.

Can never get enough!

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a nutcracker.

NicJ said...

i just want to get the hell out of boston.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is not our night. Hell, it's not our series.

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad Ethier didn't sneak around and cut ALMSB's achilles tendons in his sleep when the two were playing together at ASU. He could have changed history.

NicJ said...

if anything maybe this will discourage the red sox from throwing a ton of money at our young superstars when free agency rolls around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Are the Red Sox still trying to trade for Adrian Gonzalez?

Dusty Baker said...

Pedroia is going to have trouble getting that nasty red wine stain out of his uniform.

Fred's Brim said...

Epale everyone

Just got home from Boston and fuckity fuck, am I mega-krusty about baseball right now

NicJ said...

finally got some good D in that inning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, you came to the right place FB. We're all really crusty right now.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ looks defeated, even when he does something good. What's wrong with him?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did Russ break up with Marikym?

NicJ said...

just listened to the clip, yeah that was pretty lame.

I thought it was funny how they knew who vic the brick was though.

NicJ said...

oh just what i want to hear, Schilling.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope so. As far as I can tell, only Kurt Warner's wife has been a positive influence on any athlete's career

karina said...

I guess that throw to second was good. Can someone tell?

I hate ESPN, they advertise today's game non-stop from a week, reminded it a lot last Friday and what happens today?

Blacked out 'till the US opens ends for today. They even had the courage to post on their Twitter account the game would be broadcasted live in its entirety in South America.

I'm very annoyed.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, It looked like a hit and run and the runner wasnt really close to stealing it. It was a good throw, but it wasnt a good steal either

also, please ignore my krustiness. you are always so positive and I don't mean to bother you with my anger

karina said...

@Fred's Brim you have good reasons to be bitter so far. Let's see what this game brings to the table.

Thanks for your description.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hah. Buttholes crapped his pants at the sight of Manny.

Fred's Brim said...

thanks karina
I know our collective krustiness will be soothed (maybe cured) with a simple victory

Josh S. said...

Someone needs to blow a vuvuzela while Curt's talking.

Fred's Brim said...

I have an air conditioner buzzing behind my head. It nicely drowns out Shilling, Morgan and Miller. I wish I could hear Orel, but I am not willing to put up with the other three to make a change

Fred's Brim said...

double plays do nothing to cure krustiness, I know that for a fact

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGAAHAFHHAHFHAF

karina said...

Breathe, it's still a close game

Fred's Brim said...

woah Hiroki must have had flashbacks with that hit

Josh S. said...

SHUT UP AND CALL THE GAME ASSHOLES. THIS ISN'T 60 MINUTES.

Krusty Baker said...

I'm a tad Krusty, myself.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - your father's day pics are awesome. What is going on in pic 16? His hands are gigantic!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I quit. No more for me.

NicJ said...

boy i sure cant wait to play the yankees.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - at least the yankees games are at home

which it will make it more embarrassing when they sweep us

Fred's Brim said...

@karen - any time spent with Shilling seems too long

NicJ said...

is it seriously only the 4th inning?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought Curt Shilling was a Yankee fan.

karina said...

Why do you assume they're going to be embarrassed when they play the Yankees? where do the Yankees play? in the MLB, where do the Dodgers play? in the MLB.

In theory, they can beat them.

NicJ said...

did martinez drop his glove and put it back on before catching that popup?

karina said...

100!

Fred's Brim said...

I want to see Fernando and Orel playing hackysack

Josh S. said...

@FB 6:24

The soft baseballs they gave out at the stadium were the size of raquetballs.

NicJ said...

arent you required to try and get out of the way of a hit by pitch?

NicJ said...

that shouldnt be a HBP, he didnt even move.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, I know they *can* beat them (we did when there came to LA a few years ago), and we could sweep the Angels before the Yanks come in.

But I am feeling cranky and snark is my therapy

Fred's Brim said...

Mike Cameron stinks. He has been barely adequate all of his career and he gets so much credit. I will agree he's a good fielder but he's rotten at the plate. That SOB could have 4 awful Ks during a game but with that fifth AB, he would hit a go-ahead homer. For that he can go to hell

NicJ said...

what the hell was that dewitt?

karina said...

did you hear that? it was whatever left of my heart broken by Adrian Beltre.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty needs new contacts again

NicJ said...

what is kemps deal, i thought he learned to lay off the slider last year?

Krusty Baker said...

i hate it when the GT is ahead of my DVR version of the game,and I can already tell it's going to be a rough patch coming up.

NicJ said...

oh, it was a changeup. it was clearly in the dirt though.

Fred's Brim said...

don't worry, KB, it's just more of the same

Fred's Brim said...

hey we caught a break!
maybe our luck is changing

NicJ said...

oh shut up francona, you have gotten every bounce in this series.

karen said...

"Donny Ballgame"--Jon Miller

Fred's Brim said...

we have 2 hits so far

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Dre! Get us going!

Fred's Brim said...

christ - i guess that play at 1st was all we are allowed in terms of breaks

NicJ said...

we havent held a lead in an interleague game since the second game of the detroit series.

karina said...

I'm very sleepy but I can't go to bed before the game ends. Do I have a problem?

Fred's Brim said...

Youkilis has no idea what he's doing against Kuroda, which means he'll hammer one of our relievers later

Krusty Baker said...

You should have "GONE" there, Orel, not "went."

Fred's Brim said...

Beltre on his knee again

NicJ said...

thanks a lot Miller, you fucking jynx.

karen said...

Thanks Miller

Krusty Baker said...

^Orel from the broadcast not from the Sons.

NicJ said...

id like to see Beltre try to run out a DP ball doing that.

Josh S. said...

The drop to a knee thing is fucking dumb, no matter how
many times it works for him.

Krusty Baker said...

Beltre can play 3B on his knees, too. Man is a machine.

But: no beard!

Krusty Baker said...

Could we pick someone off at second just once before I die?

NicJ said...

Good outing by Hiro.

Something is missing though. Oh yeah, run support.

Krusty Baker said...

Sit down, white boy!

Krusty Baker said...

Jesus, GA is creepin' up on the Mendoza line.

Josh S. said...

Can we trade GA to Boston?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't think I would mind GA's sudden offensive outburst if it weren't for the fact that NOBODY ELSE CAN GET A FUCKING HIT

NicJ said...

russ almost got a cheap homerun out of that.

NicJ said...

thats the best hit we have had all night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Um, yay?

NicJ said...

crap, in comes HU

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wonder if Miller & Co. will engage in "Hu's on first" jokes.

Josh S. said...

DeWitt should go beat Bucholz's ass.

NicJ said...

@Josh, the way things are going in this series Dewitt would probably lose that fight.

NicJ said...

you have to be fucking kidding me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I want to cry right now.

NicJ said...

Well, Boston isnt having a parade tomorrow but they sure are walking all over the dodgers.

NicJ said...

Hiro is still pitching?

Steve Sax said...

Nothing like national television to show ones offensive impotence.

NicJ said...

I would be willing to bet money that the red sox sign Hiro in the offseason. Or at least attempt to.

MR. F said...

Me, too, MRLASF. Me, too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cheer up, Mr. F. Just look on the bright side of life.

karina said...

@Mr LASF ESPNlatino people were "who's Hu?" but I don't think it was intentional. I smiled because I'm sleepy numb.

MR. F said...

The only smiles I've had this weekend were when I'd watch or re-watch various Lakers/Ron Artest related videos.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp's BA is now officially starting with .28

Krusty Baker said...

I wanna get sleepy numb.

karen said...

Were only 2 runs down but it feels like 10

Paul said...

Kemp needs to go back to the 8th spot. He is playing half ass.

NicJ said...

at least they are making Frank McCourt look like an ass in his hometown.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What would happen if our entire team was just Manny and GA this weekend? Aside from playing piss-poor defense, we'd have 15 runs a game.

NicJ said...

that was quick

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I meant .25, but you get the idea. He sucks.

NicJ said...

the dodgers picked a horrible time to start sucking. I have nothing else to watch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh no, Sherrill's pitching, that means Torre's waving the white flag.

Fred's Brim said...

Joe has thrown in the towel

Paul said...

Here come the NL bitches texts. Love my friends back east. Kick me when I am down.

NicJ said...

i seriously hate pedroia.

karen said...

We can always count on George Sherrill

Paul said...

Ming is useless.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why do we have such bad luck with MSB's?

Fred's Brim said...

he stole reed johnson's crazy beard

Fred's Brim said...

and then Joe signs the surrender statement, brings in Miller

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is when I don't want to see Miller the Tattooed Lady.

NicJ said...

i keep telling myself that this would have been a different series if raffy was in the lineup. We probably would have won a game.

Fred's Brim said...

we are TWENTY-FUCKING-SEVEN under 500 in interleague play. How is that even possible?!

NicJ said...

Sure, Miller. The Giants were in contention with the Dodgers last year, keep telling yourself that.

Krusty Baker said...

I hate the Red Sox
I hate smug AL geeks
I hate MSBs
And Dodger losing streaks
I hate the Green Monster,
Lack of run support, too!
Boom-de-yadda, boom-de-yadda
Boom-de-yadda, boom-de-yadda

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Miller's just pissed that we kick NL West ass.

Fred's Brim said...

just hit your homer already, Youk.

Paul said...

Nice block by Mawwwtin.

Fred's Brim said...

Orel digging in on Russ, second time tonight

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Speaking of kicking NL West ass, we play Miller's Jints next week starting Monday. Oh how a sweep would be good, especially in Frisco.

Paul said...

What? We want Beltre?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's it. Walk the catcher so we can pitch to the guy batting .337.

Wait, what?

NicJ said...

brace for a one legged homerun.

Fred's Brim said...

how is that not a strike?
everybody got tricked on that one

Paul said...

Woohoo. Now we lose.

NicJ said...

@FB, its fenway. Called third strikes with RISP dont exist.

Fred's Brim said...

wouldnt it be nice to beat on Paplesmear here and escape town with a win?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I want to see Cinnamon-Applebon turned into a sniveling little girl after this inning.

Krusty Baker said...

Bonita Papelbon you gotta put me on.

karina said...

C´mon Anderson, you need a hit of this guy

karen said...

Gee and no Eric Collins to count down the outs for us

Krusty Baker said...

Please, Casey, please. Dooooooooooo something.

Fred's Brim said...

38-24-37?

Fred's Brim said...

work the walk, Casey

Krusty Baker said...

I guess I should have been more specific.

Fred's Brim said...

playing like we want to go home

Krusty Baker said...

No one taking smart ABs any more.

Except GA.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate Boston.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ to take two, swing at the 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

or ground out

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