Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Game 100 Thread: July 27 @ Padres, 7p

Chad Billingsley (8-5, 4.22) vs. Jon Garland (9-6, 3.61).

99 games seems to be the right amount of time to assess where we're headed, as we enter the final two months of the season. Last year, we were 62-37, in first place up eight games. The year before, we were 49-50 and tied for first. Both years, we went on to win the division outright and won our first round of the playoffs. This year, we're 53-46--roughly splitting the difference--but our third place standing six games out of first doesn't feel like we're going to make a playoff run. But with a three-game series on tap in San Diego, if this postseason run is going to happen for us, it's going to have to start here.

Bills is coming off his first complete game in two seasons, while former Dodger Garland is coming off a five-inning no decision to the Braves, which included a four-run third inning. Our offense was impotent against the Mets at home--scoring only seven runs in four games (one of which took extra innings), but we strangely eked out three wins despite being outscored in the series. The Padres, as strange as it sounds, will not just [oaken]fold over here, so we'd better we come out of a day off ready to rock. Ready, steady, go!

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Mr. Customer said...

Actually, Runs Batted In sufficient in itself.

Dusty Baker said...

You're either on the bus or off the bus, FB!

Josh S. said...

I still don't quite follow Vin's "each game is worth two" logic. I mean, I kind of do, but not really.

Spanky said...

Who's warming in the pen

Fred's Brim said...

@MB I will take a swig of sliv if we win, and if we blow this, I will take two

Paul said...

@Goldschlager

You almost killed me and saved my life on the same night.

@Dusty

party at the Moontower!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work Dre!
now clench those cheeks and hustle back to the clubhouse!

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: Tru dat.

Ethier trots to first.

Dusty Baker said...

Dbags and Rox both lost.

Gnats and Fish tied up at 3.

Meaniebreanie said...

MR.C -
Goldschlager is bad juju. I only partake when I want to erase any memories.

Dusty Baker said...

Instapoll:

Which is the worst drink:

1) Corona Light
2) Goldschlager
3) Water fountain at Gnats' Yard

Fred's Brim said...

So it was Goldschlager they were using in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

Dusty Baker said...

I only drink Goldschlager when I want to erase bad memories of the other times I've drank Goldschlager.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Trick question.

The correct answer is Jaeger.

Always Jaeger.

Fred's Brim said...

1

Dusty Baker said...

Even better: Angels losing

Meaniebreanie said...

@DB
Some may have poor taste in liquor but is that even a question? Gnat's yard martini's by far the worst.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lousy MSB 2.0

Fred's Brim said...

ooh we've got Jaeger in the freezer too. Mrs FB will notice if I break into that though

Dusty Baker said...

I don't have a vote since I designed the poll, but if I did I'd vote 1.

Spanky said...

There's a Corona Light

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

How would she ever know?

Paul said...

I wanted to say I shit gold. I puked gold instead.

Corona light is better than Tecate light no? Price might make Corona light worse.

Josh S. said...

First time I was offered Goldschlager:

Guy at party: "IT HAS GOLD IN IT!"

Me: Why is that a good thing?

*after a few shots*

Me: "IT HAS GOOOOLD IN IT! WOOOOOO!"

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

I'm sorry to inform you that there is indeed a Corona Light.

I feel they should send glum military aides door to door to break the bad news to folks that there is a Corona Light.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin and Joe pleading for batter interference.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it's barely been opened. Anywhere lower than the neck would mean I was sneaking from her bottle

rbnlaw said...

Goldschlager? I take my eyes off of things for a little while, and we're on goldschlager?

Could be worse. Could be on the Coors Light. uhhhhhhh. Just typing that gave me a headache.

NicJ said...

Looked like scott didnt like Kuo's little hop after he strikes a guy out.

Josh S. said...

Scotty H. didn't like Kuo's celebration hop (which is really a by-product of momentum).

Meaniebreanie said...

MB's first experience with Goldschlager - I was leaving a restaurant and two guys wanted to buy me a drink. They wanted to do a tequila shot. I told them I didn't want tequila. I got talked into Goldschlager. Very poor judgment. I dated one for two years after that.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

I toyed with putting Coors Light or Corona Light in the instapoll...either bring out a gag reflex.

Fred's Brim said...

@rb "Just typing that gave me a headache."

and me the Ethiers

Paul said...

@Josh

you makin crack up because I think that is the exact Schlager experience I had.

It creates schlager zombies.


Fuck beard.

Fred's Brim said...

hmmmm

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He was out!

Meaniebreanie said...

@FB
You mean you don't top it off with water?

Dusty Baker said...

That's like a two-year hangover, MB! Not good.

Fred's Brim said...

i guess

cmon guys, get this guy

Josh S. said...

To bring things back to good beer, I'm having dinner at the Firestone Walker brewery on Thursday. (At least, that's the plan.)

Spanky said...

I guess 2 Hairstons make 1 average Haiston

Dusty Baker said...

Where is that, Josh?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nicely done, Kuo

Mr. Customer said...

Status: Kuo

Dusty Baker said...

Got 'em!!!! *Lame acting out of a machine gun assault*

Fred's Brim said...

dayum

Paul said...

IT wouldn't be a drinking conversation without RB


How about Coors? The banquet beer. Hangover city.

Paul said...

Kuo has balls bigger than Kemp's head!!!

Great pitch!

Fred's Brim said...

he just pounds the strikezone doesnt he

Kuo and his elbow for the 8th, with help from Brox?

Meaniebreanie said...

@DB
It indeed was a 2 year hangover...(smiles and sighs).

Dusty Baker said...

No episodes of Real Dialogue with Mrs Dusty and MDIL tonight. They're at some GLEE event. Damn Hollywood insiders texting me constantly for Dodger updates...

Paul said...

Wow I am type yelling a lot. Who gave my iPhone a shot
of Goldschlager?

Fred's Brim said...

@MB She could tell. I think my best bet would be to drink it all and replace it with a new one

Spanky said...

What kind of people would hold a banquet and serve Coors as the beverage of choice?

Dusty Baker said...

@MB

Idle curiosity: Wasn't the Goldschlager offer a tipoff? Hate to judge a book by its cover, but...

Dusty Baker said...

I think that's a plan now, FB. Make it so!

Plus, it's still so early where you are....pleeeeenty of time to knock that jug out.

Meaniebreanie said...

@FB
All kidding aside. We women know. As the saying goes, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a great point, Spanky.

Fred's Brim said...

"Glee event" - drinking wine and watching back-to-back-to-back eipsodes on DVR?

Josh S. said...

@DB: Up in Buellton, by Solvang. We're doing a little two-day family trip.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats are going to win this thing...some skinny asshole just hit a HR.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it's only a 375 so that shouldn't be a problem. Getting a replacement at this hour would be the tougher task

rbnlaw said...

"Couldn't be a drinking conversation without RB."

So what are you saying. . .that my wife hasn't said a thousand times before.

Coors regular; fine.
Coors Light; bears no resemblance to beer.

I also found out this weekend that my fond remembrances of Miller High Life were mistaken. That's one beer where I prefer the Lite.

I miss my Shiner 101. Badly.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Ahh, got it. Love that stuff (Firestone). One of my go-to's in fall and winter. Like that CA pale stuff they do, too.

Fred's Brim said...

@MB definitely! And I know it too well. I think Mrs FB already considers this place my second girlfriend, and she'd probably be pissed if it turned into another drinking buddy.

Meaniebreanie said...

@DB
I have a thing for bad boys. I spent 11 years with the ex Mr. MB and have not found it necessary to walk down the aisle again. It has taken a lot of time and effort to to change patterns and seek out the nice guys. I am my own worst enemy.

Fred's Brim said...

i am having sympathy elbow pains right now

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

SECOND girlfriend? We feel you need to re-prioritize.

Mr. Customer said...

Holy Christ, that was gnarly.

Dusty Baker said...

@MB

Ahhh...got it. I'm aware of that phenomenon. Can't begin to explain it, but am aware.

Spanky said...

I think Kuos arm is going to fall off by the second week of August

Fred's Brim said...

I love it when Vin is impressed with a play or player. I don't mean the RA Dickey fawning, but the off cuff "man he's good" kind

Fred's Brim said...

@DB Yes, dear

Mr. Customer said...

Don't really like the extra work for Kuo, but I like the result well enough.

Josh S. said...

"We can rebuild him..."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuo rules.

rbnlaw said...

Well we've reached our Kuo-ta.

Fred's Brim said...

I am picturing HCK going to the clubhouse after his outing and putting his arm in some kind of hyperbaric chamber/Iron Elbow machine

Meaniebreanie said...

Let's get some more runs for insurance.

Fred's Brim said...

Miss Vinia Mojica on the mound?

Paul said...

FB with the Jager!!!( in my stoner college voice)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On Gaslamp Ball, everyone is shaking their fists over Dick Stockton's praise of Kuo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Enberg, my bad.

rbnlaw said...

GAARP working that count.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul, you know it, brah!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's do this.

Fred's Brim said...

GAARP looks like he's playing cricket when he swings, just protecting the wicket

Fred's Brim said...

so how will we overcome GAARP's positive contribution here? We're gonna need some luck to get out of this hole he's dug for us

Paul said...

And here we go!!

Raise your schlagers to Broxton. I don't advise that If you are in a public setting.

Meaniebreanie said...

Come on Brox, let's shut it down.

Spanky said...

Almost There

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two away!

Fred's Brim said...

great play on that bunt!

Paul said...

One more out and we make fuuuuuck Stairs.

And We make party!!!

Spanky said...

Almost There

Mr. Customer said...

@FB

I wonder if we could trade him to the Indian Premier League for a bowler to be named later.

Josh S. said...

Stairs is 5'9"?

WTF, Brox?

Fred's Brim said...

Stairs has gotten really skinny!

throw him stuff to swing at, JB

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton's shitting his pants again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@FB - I thought Stairs looked a little slimmer.

Mr. Customer said...

I'd kinda be OK if he hit him.

Fred's Brim said...

he looks more like Brian Giles than Matt Stairs in the batter's box

Paul said...

Finish him!!!

Mr. Customer said...

SIT THE FUCK DOWN!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE WIN!!!

karen said...

YAY we beat the stinking Podrays

Josh S. said...

PARTY MAKING TIME!

Paul said...

We make party!!!

Fred's Brim said...

POW!
Attaboy, JB!

Spanky said...

Dig It BABY

Meaniebreanie said...

Good Karma and MOJO prevailed! Goodnight guys.

rbnlaw said...

One down; two to go.

SD, YOU'VE BEEN BROXED!

rbnlaw said...

We make Goldschlager party?

Dusty Baker said...

I love how with the third out/Dodgers win, the crowd started cheering loudly...remembering that we're technically "away"....

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul you know there are guys there who could really rake. They would probably have to work on a power stroke, but I bet they'd make good contact

Paul said...

J├Ąger Schlager and coors light for everyone!!

Dusty Baker said...

I feel good.

Fred's Brim said...

time for my drink of slivovitz and some ZZZs

gnite all!

Betsy said...

party time!

Dusty Baker said...

Make party with us, Betsy!!

Are you in SD or did I make that up?

Orel said...

I just came in here to say: HYPGTUP!

Mr. Customer said...

Dayum! The Rox have lost 7 straight. Not so bad when it's happening to someone else, though.

Betsy said...

@ DB--partying in oc, enjoying the demise of the angels and celebrating the win :D

rbnlaw said...

From GLB (a weaker sister to the MCC)

"I ain't even mad
They’ll never beat us again"

Poor, poor delusional Pod fans. It's as if they don't know the season record.

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