Friday, June 25, 2010

Game 73 Thread; June 25 vs. Yankees, 7p

Vicente Padilla (1-1, 6.67) vs. Carsten Charles Sabathia (8-3, 3.68).

You may not have heard much about this, but apparently there's another MLB team in New York (besides the Mets). And this lesser-known, fledgling squad is coming by our stadium for a visit this weekend, a fact that the Dodgers marketing team has kept under the radar. But since they don't come out to Dodger Stadium often, they must not be anyone of note, right? Otherwise we might have heard about this somewhere? Maybe?

So game 1 against this club is tonight, and there may be a couple of extra people interested in seeing this other team (they're starting a pitcher named Carsten! How cute!), but frankly I'm finding out about this contest so late that I don't know what to expect. Hopefully this visiting squad at least knows the rules of baseball.

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NicJ said...

Kings traded their #19 and #50 something pick to move up and take Derek Forbort a defenseman

Spanky said...

Awesome! Could not have played it better myself Manolo.

Paul said...

Yankees fans just climaxed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Interesting. I was hearing they might flip the pick for Kovalchuk and get immediate help for next season.

Paul said...

Yankees fans just climaxed.

Paul said...

Yankees fans just climaxed.

NicJ said...

good all around player but has known to be a little soft, he is young though.

Dusty Baker said...

watching the jints/redsox also. woman in crowd had sweet dodgers jacket on and all sorts of Blue gear. telestrator person scratched over her face. how rude.

NicJ said...

would be nice, but i hadnt heard anything about that.

we will see.

Josh S. said...

I wonder if the Yankee fans climaxed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If a run scores, my fist...

well, you get the rest.

Dusty Baker said...

Sons are conspicuously absent tonight. I'm breaking into their Scotch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My walls are safe!!!


...for now...

Spanky said...

Scotch on the rocks
Ain't no big surprise

NicJ said...

Humanahyeaha!!

Mr. Customer said...

Don't mind If I do. Jettison the rocks, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin said "Joe-buh" instead of "Jah-buh" re Joba Chamberlain. Heh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't imagine how cathartic it would be for Torre to light up Joba, considering all the stress the team gave Joe over handling him.

NicJ said...

all that work for a flyout

Spanky said...

He's wild now. Get him. SHIT!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh. Two full counts and nothing to show for it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andre, you really suck.

NicJ said...

well that was entirely frustrating.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Three full counts and nothing. That just sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

this is just the height of frustration. i expected our pitching to stink. but come on, guys- how ahrd is it to hit a few balls at home?

NicJ said...

I guess Rivera has to give up a run sooner or later.

Dusty Baker said...

i guess a rod's sister has to give it up sooner or later.

NicJ said...

i think i would have felt better about this if it were a blowout.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know this is the game we are supposed to lose, but it just kills you to know that we could have won this.

Dusty Baker said...

^ that's what i told a rod's sister

NicJ said...

HAYOOOOO

NicJ said...

i wonder if Rivera is going to throw any cutters tonight.

Spanky said...

Put your rally caps on and load your guns. Someone is getting shelled tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They better start some kind of chant alluding to the 2001 World Series.

Josh S. said...

That jersey better be a jinx tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There went our best chance to tie this game.

Dusty Baker said...

sweet mother of shit.

Dusty Baker said...

wait...i've seen this one before...

#KempFail

Spanky said...

Couldn't they have called for an intentional strikeout to save us time? Stupid Kemp

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Kemp should date Kate Hudson. She knows how to put a spark under ballplayers.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp's swing looked TERRIBLE in slo-mo.

NicJ said...

Mo made kemp look pretty stupid there.

not that it's that hard.

Dusty Baker said...

An intentional strikeout...that's FUNNY, Spanky.

Score it an IK?

Spanky said...

Cocks Gun

NicJ said...

call padilla out to throw at the umpire.

Spanky said...

Points to temple

Spanky said...

Shoots

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two players thrown out of a game that has ended in the span of three games. That has to be some kind of record, right?

Boy, Loney's pissed.

Josh S. said...

Ugh.

Why the fuck does Rivera look for signs when he throws one pitch?

NicJ said...

its good to see some fight in the guys. In the dugout, not in the batters box obviously.

Spanky said...

Fail! Dodger Fan

Dusty Baker said...

Loney looked over to the dugout and they must have signaled to him that the pitch was low, so then he started really jawing at the ump. The pitch did seem low, as did several of the pitches in the last several Ks recorded. Pitch tracker showed this as well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gameday says the last two strikes were out of the zone. Is it just me, or do umps widen the zone for closers?

Josh S. said...

I can't get too mad about this one. Hitting was weak, but it's not like CC and Rivera are scrubs.

Dusty Baker said...

Umps widen the zone for Rivera.

A Rod's sister...never mind.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If I have to hear Sterling's call of the A-Rod homer, I will punch multiple holes into my wall. Out of all the broadcasters I hate, there's a special place in my heart for Sterling.

NicJ said...

Only two more games of Frank McCourts "This is all I can afford" interleague tour.

Josh S. said...

Why the fuck are they interviewing Posada? They don't do that with other opponents.

NicJ said...

Steve Lyons a career .252 hitter is mad that the dodgers couldnt get any hits off the highest paid pitching staff in baseball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Steve Lyons thinks that a lack of hits equals a lack of hustle. Now, dropping your pants, that requires tremendous amounts of hustle.

Spanky said...

But whats the point of throwing players out when the game is finished. It is not like they get fined like the NBA. Umpire Ego?

Josh S. said...

I count an absence of bullpen implosions and baserunning boners as a win.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No Sons means no PGT. I guess we crash here for the time being.

NicJ said...

if jeter says its a balk, then it must be.

Dusty Baker said...

I was planning on having a nice cigar if we won. Good thing I didn't cut it. Going back in the humidor.

NicJ said...

Stupid Yankees buying all the good players, this is an outrage and a crime to major league sports. All they do is throw money at players so of course they are going to win with a payroll that massive.

Now if you excuse me i am going to go watch my DVR of the Lakers game 7 win of the NBA finals.

What!?! No that's totally not the same thing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GO TO HELL, YOU FUCKING BOSTON BASTARDS I HATE YOU GO TAKE A FUCKING RIDE IN A WHEELCHAIR

NicJ said...

apparently we are the only NL west team that cant beat boston.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Angels aren't doing much against the Rox either.


I hate interleague.

Josh S. said...

Toying with the idea of turning down the TV and listening to Rick and Charley this weekend. I don't think I can take two games of national "broadcasters" washing the Yankees balls.

Spanky said...

So much hate in the comments. We need love,hope and ahh whats the point. FUCK YOU MCCOURTS

Dusty Baker said...

Props to vPad tonight BTW. Strong outing.

Torre just said a couple of the ump calls were terrible. Good for him!

Dusty Baker said...

Feel the hate, Spanky, feel the hate.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Here's a simulation of what's to come tomorrow.

Buck: Boy, this Dodger lineup is no match for the Yankees' superior pitching.
McCarver: And the pitching for New York has just been stellar, while the rotation for LA is a complete mess. They just DFA'd their number five starter, and sure they got a good outing out of Padilla yesterday, but you can't expect this staff to hold up all year long.
Buck: And the thing is, with the ownership issue, and the divorce, the Dodgers cannot afford to sign anybody of real significance.
McCarver: The exact opposite of the Yankees.
Buck: Right, two polar opposites facing each other today.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm having some more of Sax's Oban.

NicJ said...

I hate it when people refer to Padilla as "Dodgers opening day starter"

always feels like they are just trying to stick it to us.

Dusty Baker said...

Amendment to MLASF's dialogue:

McCarver: [Spends ten minutes talking about Manny's steroid issue without acknowledging what's going on in the game]

Spanky said...

Maybe we can go over to Vins house with some beers and have him do a personal telecast while watching on the tube

NicJ said...

i doubt Vin even watches the games when he is not calling them.

We can go sing some showtunes with him maybe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I always thought Vin studied ball players during his free time.

Spanky said...

Even better

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh. Rox take the lead on Anaheim.

NicJ said...

Haha, like he is calling the opposing teams families. Thats how he is getting all these personal stories.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't wait to here all the stuff he has on Edwin Jackson when he pitches against (or maybe for, who knows) us again. He will have a lot of material, like how Jackson was born in West Germany.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Vin will tell that cigarette smoking story again that he told twice tonight.

[Not complaining re VIn, just sayin'!]

Spanky said...

I'd drop a dime on a family member to Vin if he called me. Just to talk with Vin. I'd prolong that shit.

Dusty Baker said...

I would sell my grandmother out if Vin would call me to talk.

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Beimel looks scroungier than ever.

Dusty Baker said...

Lost Angels of Fullerton down to their last out, down by one run. But tying run at 3rd.

Dusty Baker said...

OC loses. Rockies win.

Spanky said...

Looks like we dropped the Angels down to our level. Losing is contagious.

Dusty Baker said...

I've got the Rally Monkey in a gimp outfit and I'm fiddin' to go to town.

Steve Sax said...

I just got home to find the Dodgers losing helplessly and Dusty Baker drinking my Oban.

Pour me a glass, Dusty, neat.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I thought I could just refill the bottle with diet root beer and you'd never notice.

Dusty Baker said...

If I have to see that MLB All Start Game commercial one more time I'm going to kick the neighbor's dog. ANAHEIM IS NOT ON THE BEACH!

I should just put myself to bed.

Dusty Baker said...

I like that I can claim to be hooking up with the Rally Monkey while it is wearing a gimp outfit, but Sax ignores that and is more concerned that I'm into his good Scotch.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I'm cool with you spanking the monkey. Wait, that didn't come out quite right.

See you guys tomorrow morning for the football game.

Dusty Baker said...

I was almost asleep but I realized I forgot to point out what a tiny head Zack Greinke has.

Steve Sax said...

Just watched Clayton Kershaw come up on stage for the Torre-Koufax benefit.

I love Kershaw.

Paul said...

What a day. Just got home.

Sorry for the multiple posts. The 3G went down so much that I couldn't count my post.

Dodgers eeeh too tired to think about them.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul-

Did any Yankee fans get their heads pounded in at the game? Or their face shoved in a sinkful of poo?

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, I was lurking here at 2:30a. Sorry I missed you when I left the bar!

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