Monday, June 28, 2010

Game 76 Thread: June 28 @ Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (6-4, 4.34) vs. Barry Zito (7-4, 3.45).

COMMENTS: How am I supposed to write a GT after last night's crapfest? And we're playing the Giants? In SF? With Bills coming off the DL and Zito having a comeback year? Really, just shoot me.

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Dusty Baker said...

Furcal, SS
Johnson, CF
Ethier, RF
Ramirez, LF
Belliard, 1B
Blake, 3B
Ellis, C
Carroll, 2B
Billingsley, P

Dusty Baker said...

Can this also serve as the I'm Still Pissed Off About Last Night And Can't Let It Go Game Thread (ISPOALNACLIGGT)?

Loney Fan said...

This is the day. Today starts the turn around. By the break, we will be back in first place.

I'm going with the power of positive thinking today.

Dusty Baker said...

That is a fine lookin' avatar you got there, Loney Fan.

Josh S. said...

A little over 90 minutes until I initiate Operation "No Looky No Peeky."

Dusty Baker said...

I hope Loney Fan has a lot to say tonight.

Spanky said...

Loney's Lolita!

Steve Sax said...

I'm going with the power of LoneyFan's avatar.

Steve Sax said...

Loney Fan's avatar has as much power as Garret Anderson

Steve Sax said...

He-Man is going with the power of Greyskull

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

To this day, no one has ever been able to adequately explain to me why Skeletor was so ripped.

MR. F said...

Maybe Skeletor is only a skeleton from the neck up. ie, he has flesh (and thus muscle) below his neck.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry the Skeletor bit has been weighing you down all these years, Mr. C. Maybe Skeletor has the same workout regimen as Ned Flanders?

Josh S. said...

Eternia had all those ripped dudes, but no gym or GNC.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C, Skeletor was obviously juicing. Look what it did to his gums.

NicJ said...

No Kemp today? so the only five tools we will be working with tonight are in tonight's titles picture.

Josh S. said...

Ed Hardy and Tapout would sell a ton in Eternia.

NicJ said...

Need some sexy avatar mojo for tonight's game like Loney Fan.

NicJ said...

that should do it.

Mr. Customer said...

@MR. F

If he was a skeleton from the neck up, wouldn't Skulletor be more appropriate?

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I'm due an avatar change, too.

Hmmmmm...maybe I should just go right back to the surly Dusty. (Me and the avatar)

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

Serious anger issues, too.

Spanky said...

Orko was the steroid connect

Meaniebreanie said...

How do you get rid of a really bad hangover? A little hair of the dog. Let's hope our boys in blue rise to the occasion.

MB and her friend are still drinking in hopes of a win. If not, we will have a head start on drowning our sorrows.

Dusty Baker said...

Way to get right back up there on that horse, MB!

Dusty Baker said...

On the drive home, Vinny!

NicJ said...

Aww, tonight's game is a KCAL game?

Oh well, better than what we had to deal with the past two days.

Meaniebreanie said...

DB - I'm a southern girl. We can hang with the best of them :D

NicJ said...

Hmmm, sounds like kemp being held out tonight is disciplinary by what bowa said right now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What if Skeletor is just an extremely buff skeleton?

Fred's Brim said...

good luck tonight, everybody. I won't be watching but i'll be pulling for you, especially you, Chadley.

Meaniebreanie said...

I guess Fred had all the slivovitz he could take.

NicJ said...

Havent seen you in a while MLASF. I figured you were in some sort of wall punching coma after last night.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've had a busy few days. Thought I did voice my disgust with yesterday's affair on the PGT, and I wrote a post for SCSH on the bullpen's woes.

Neeebs said...

Just got back in town from Nashville.

I'm still LMFAO at DB's comment yesterday about a right-handed specialist.

I'm boycotting tonights game. I'll check out the 11:00 o'clock recap.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boy, the Phone Booth looks empty. Couldn't be. Only in Los Angeles do the fans arrive late. It must be some kind of optical illusion.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Do umps just hate us, or what?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was not an ideal first inning.

karina said...

Anyone getting the Giants broadcast?

Guy said "see ya later" after Johnson struck out.

I hate him, I hate the Giants.

NicJ said...

well that was fun.

karina said...

I'm still bitter and I'm still pissed so my Epale, everyone is not enthusiastic today.

NicJ said...

Salty Karina tonight.

See what you have done dodgers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not feeling too good about Bills today.

NicJ said...

Dont worry we have the bullpen nice and fresh to back him up.

Oh wait...

Josh S. said...

To be fair, Vin says "See ya later" all the time, but not as derisively.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Ellis' throw was toward first, Torres would've been dead.

Josh S. said...

Game is on here at the in-laws. I didn't put it on, nor am I actively paying attention.

NicJ said...

bills is throwing a ton of pitches already

NicJ said...

crap

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I just don't have the energy for this anymore. I quit.

NicJ said...

nice DP

NicJ said...

another pop up.

NicJ said...

i appreciate the effort with the slide by manny, but be careful dont get hurt. He is one of the few guys hitting right now.

NicJ said...

that was quite an at bat by the beard.

at least he made him waste some pitches.

NicJ said...

well we arent really hitting anything but we are fouling off a ton of pitches.

karina said...

After 8 pitches, Carroll hits the weak grounder.

karina said...

@Nic J I've been salty all day. Didn't sleep, there was Prisoner of the Azkaban on tv, so in lack of a better thing to do I went into the elliptical at 5 am. Then I went for a run and I was still mad. All I've achieved is pain in my body.

I've wanted to pick up fights all day but I've sensible enough to bite my tongue. This is not like me at all.

karina said...

First time I've ever said in my life towards anyone: Los Angeles Dodgers, I love you but I don't have to like you right now.

Josh S. said...

Little did the Dodgers know that their failure would have violent global repercussions.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers have six minutes to regain my interest before I put on Persons Unknown.

NicJ said...

Strangely enough im not mad at all. Disappointed, maybe even indifferent.

Thats probably worse.

NicJ said...

that worked out nicely.

karina said...

A double play!

NicJ said...

zito throws a ton of strikes.

Meaniebreanie said...

Karina, let's hope for a better outcome and a good night's sleep. I'm signing off but will follow the game through the posts. Goodnight all.

NicJ said...

goodnight and goodluck.

karina said...

Sweet dreams, MeanieBreanie.

Meanwhile, Dodgers runners at the corners.

NicJ said...

That'll do 'Dre

karen said...

Hello everyone!

I just got home in time to see Andre score Raffy. I'm still bummed about last night but I'm trying to be positive

NicJ said...

that was a weird at bat by manny.

I liked the outcome.

karen said...

Manny scores Johnson. WooHoo!!

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Dodgers.

Pretty cool to see it still sunny up there, as dusk falls here. You don't see that often out here.

Paul said...

Wake up Kemp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul said...

Hi all. I hate the giants.

NicJ said...

Kemp is in a time out right now.

Maybe he can play tomorrow if he acts like a big boy.

MR. F said...

Hi, Paul.

NicJ said...

Blue keeps giving zito the stupid high corner on that curveball.

NicJ said...

meh, looked like he slide a little too early

Mr. Customer said...

Hey everyone! Actually, I've been here, but I fell asleep the moment my are his the sofa today, so I felt I should re-announce. Paying for my sins, I'm sure. Woke up to see the DP, but we've got a lead.s

NicJ said...

that was a pretty horrible inning.

MR. F said...

We suck.

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NicJ said...

small steps. We are still winning.

Paul said...

I am eating a BLT because it makes me happy. It is my zoloft. Bills made a nice pitch. Baby steps of positive thoughts.

Paul said...

I heard Zito scream "release the Gulls!!"

NicJ said...

bills has calmed down.

Mr. Customer said...

Damnation, Steve Jobs needs leave my spelling alone. Autocorrected my comment, and the correction as well. That would be MY ARSE! Still not fully awake.

NicJ said...

Vin cant even figure out why we suck so bad this year.

NicJ said...

ATT is still pretty empty.

I thought the arrival of Buster Posey was supposed to rejuvenate the franchise.

Paul said...

Fookie is in the zone now.

karen said...

Raffy doing his Pops proud

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - I think Molina cancels him out.

Paul said...

Johnson hitting a very good .309. We don't need that kind of bench production ruining our cred.

NicJ said...

So they have a Buster, Maddison, Aubrey, Bengie, and a Freddy.

Sounds like a tough group.

Steve Sax said...

How is this game not even sold out in SF?

Idiots.

Dusty Baker said...

How many white people can fit into one stadium?? Jesus christ get these lily white idiot Whole Food vegan chardonnay Gnats assholes off my otherwise pristine TV screen.

NicJ said...

@DB, take a trip on down to Anaheim and you will find out how many white people will fit in a stadium.

Paul said...

I know and their stadium sits 10k.

Paul said...

Andre still off balance.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, Karina is so mad, she wants to fight people?

I don't believe it. The Patron Saint of Dodgers Optimism?

Man, I love Karina.

NicJ said...

What is the benefit of spinning in a circle while swinging at the ball, Andre?

Paul said...

@DB

they are not all white they are just frozen.

NicJ said...

@Paul, HA!

Paul said...

Aw shit ump that was the same pitch.

NicJ said...

hopefully that walk is just setting up for comical DP by Molina.

NicJ said...

Or Renteria.

Still funny.

Paul said...

Nice DP!!

Steve Sax said...

DP bay-bee!

Dusty Baker said...

ps- I hope yall are making a lot of Johnson jokes.

pps-I hope Loney Fan has posted a lot.

NicJ said...

DB will be severely disappointed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Yeah, for both.

Steve Sax said...

The Giants have an ad behind home plate with a guy crawling after McDonald's fries.

Really?

Steve Sax said...

Manny is working the pitch count well here

Mr. Customer said...

Rox fulfilling their end of the bargain, for the moment.

Paul said...

The Johnson jokes?

NicJ said...

Um, you have to walk now manny.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

Too well, it seems.

Steve Sax said...

Ball four, and Manny wanted to hang out and hit anyway.

NicJ said...

Seems like our Johnson has shrank in the cold weather.

Paul said...

Oh man that sucks.

karen said...

This slump is so bad The Beard is going gray

NicJ said...

we need a few more runs, if we lose this one in the 9th im going to flip over my coffee table.

NicJ said...

stupid big park.

Steve Sax said...

I loved the comments about white/frozen people. You guys crack me up.

I also liked this one from NicJ: "So they have a Buster, Maddison, Aubrey, Bengie, and a Freddy.

Sounds like a tough group." (8:42 PM)

It sounds to me like the cast of "Air Bud 4: Seventh Inning Fetch".

NicJ said...

what self respecting adult wears a plush panda bear hat?

I forget that Giants fans obviously arent self respecting.

Betsy said...

and that was a beautiful strike. still pissed off about last night.

Steve Sax said...

Where the hell have the other Sons been, anyway? I'm usually the absent one.

NicJ said...

shit

NicJ said...

zito off the hook.

Paul said...

I am pretty numb but that hurt.

Betsy said...

big props to the msb's of the world. effing tie games...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That sucked ass.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That drastic shift didn't help matters. Johnson was nowhere near the ball.

NicJ said...

oh Troncoso is warming.

lets just have him throw the ball over the outfield fence.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, Tron Tron, I hope you're up to it tonight. We can't spare a run this time.

Steve Sax said...

Vin mocks the "beat LA" chant! I love it!

Steve Sax said...

I always thought they were yelling "Chardonnay"

NicJ said...

I thought it was "Brie and grapes"

Betsy said...

how come we aren't using weaver?I must be missing something.

NicJ said...

Bills could potentially lose this game. What a turn of events.

Steve Sax said...

And here comes the Bills meltdown.

Mr. Customer said...

Just get the out, pleeeeeze.

NicJ said...

1-2 count, all you gotta do is get one by him.

NicJ said...

what could possibly go wrong?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We only have two-and-a-half relievers in our 'pen. Broxton, Tron, and Kuo every other day.

Mr. Customer said...

Whew! Let's rustle him up a win!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It could be a sitcom. Two And a Half 'Pen.

NicJ said...

Great outing by Bills coming off the DL.

Lets try and get him a win boys.

Josh S. said...

Every version of Gameday is stuck in the bottom of the 5th with 2-0 count to KFP. 2-1 Dodgers. I take it that's not the case anymore.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, what's up with Shaggy, anyway? Blister?

NicJ said...

look at that, AJ is already better than martin.

Kidding, Karina.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Dodger MSB

NicJ said...

Uh Oh, SD making a run at COL

Steve Sax said...

good sac, Carroll

Steve Sax said...

Carroll is lucky Sandoval didn't eat him on that tag

Steve Sax said...

uh oh, GAARP up

Steve Sax said...

Garret, even Travis Squishikawa got a double. What you got?

NicJ said...

tron back in the dugout.

Who is warming?

Paul said...

Man I hate when people flake on me. Well I guess it isn't a flake if they cancel a month in advance.

More good news GAARP is up. Kemp is snoozing.

Steve Sax said...

Garret is 0-2 and quickly en route to his typical K

NicJ said...

See what you are making us have to watch Kemp?!?

Steve Sax said...

Garret Anderson just struck out on a ball that traveled fifty feet.

SOMEONE STOP ANDERSON! TAKE HIM OUT BACK AND PUMMEL HIM! SWEEP THE KNEES! DO ANYTHING, JUST STOP HIM FROM HITTING PLEASE! HE IS A LINEUP CANCER

NicJ said...

Giants clearly not intimidated by our Johnson.

Paul said...

Disrespected Johnson.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's show those Jints how big our Johnson can get in the clutch.

Steve Sax said...

Rox up 8-4. Snakes already lost.

NicJ said...

"SOMEONE STOP ANDERSON! TAKE HIM OUT BACK AND PUMMEL HIM! SWEEP THE KNEES! DO ANYTHING, JUST STOP HIM FROM HITTING PLEASE! HE IS A LINEUP CANCER"


Father time is doing a pretty good job of stopping him from hitting.

Steve Sax said...

Every time I look at this batter's visage, I can't tell what he's thinking. I mean, I can't Reed Johnson.

Paul said...

Johnson in a tight spot now.

Steve Sax said...

good catch NicJ. Fallacy in my rants, nice catch.

I have much to learn.

Steve Sax said...

that was a pathetic AB, Johnson

Mr. Customer said...

Ah, that wasn't so good.

Steve Sax said...

This BMW commercial's got more balls than our team right now

Steve Sax said...

where is jackie johnson when you need her

NicJ said...

how the hell were we scoring a decent amount of runs off of the Yanks and we are stymied by Zito?

Meaniebreanie said...

Got pulled away by business now I'm really pissed. Are things going any better here? What's the score?

Steve Sax said...

"...so the game is in the hands of the bullpen." --Vin

Man, this sounds like a bad horror film.

Steve Sax said...

Don't go out there late in the game! You'll be slaughtered!

Steve Sax said...

how was that 1-2 pitch not a strike, ump

Dusty Baker said...

Taking me forever to catch up. I'm just now in top of 7th.

Steve Sax said...

what the fuck, Belliard, why did you bail out on that ball? Carroll covered about twice as much ground as you there (and I'm not talking about your gut)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A nice cutoff by Manny.

Steve Sax said...

Nice defense, Manny

NicJ said...

should have caught that pop up.

Steve Sax said...

If Carroll had caught that ball, this wouldn't have happened.

If Woody had gone to the police, this would never have happened.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the sad part of the "panda gear" is that it's made of real panda.

Steve Sax said...

Hi, I'm Aaron Rowand, and I'll be here until 2012. And I'm pinch running tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Panda wanted to be a shortstop? Is Vin sure that he didn't mean he wanted a short stack?

NicJ said...

@Sax, HA!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Bochy feels like using his underwhelming centerfielder.

Paul said...

Hey Jeff keep the ball down.

Steve Sax said...

this AB doesn't end well

NicJ said...

Jeff working pretty hard for his first out.

Steve Sax said...

Come on Dusty, you can do it, you can condense this game

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You get the feeling that at some point Weaver will throw a really bad pitch, be it a ball or a fat one to hit out of the park.

Steve Sax said...

that guy (?) with the panda hat should be punched in the nads

i'm not for violence against kids, but the kid with the panda hat should at least have his lunch money taken.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Sax - Don't deprive the kid of his sushi and Perrier.

NicJ said...

11 pitch AB.

what could possibly go wrong?

Mr. Customer said...

Shiiiiiiiit.

NicJ said...

This is probably why Broxton and Kuo are abused.

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