Thursday, July 29, 2010

Game 102 Thread: July 29 @ Padres, 3:30p

Vicente Padilla (4-3, 3.41) vs. Mat Latos (11-4, 2.48).

COMMENTS: 3:30? Who the hell starts a game at 3:30? The Dodgers find themselves back where they started, here we go 'round again. Come on, do it again. 6.0 games out, while the Giants remain 2.5 back. Can Battletoad pitch the Blue to a series win? New Dodger Scott Dergan probably won't join the team in time to start, so it'll be up to the ice-cold bats to scratch together a few runs. Giants this weekend, so things don't get much easier.

179 comments:

MR. F said...

Weird timing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TRASHNER GETS THE BOOT FOR PODS

Dusty Baker said...

Time to take out the Trashner.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF did you hear that about Pods being in the lineup and playing CF?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I haven't heard anything about Pods even being able to make it to San Diego.

Dusty Baker said...

Just saw a Tweet with the ^ above info. Could have been a typo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And now Ken Gurnick tweets that Pods will start today, batting leadoff. No word on where in the outfield though.

Dusty Baker said...

Pods CF
Raffy SS
Dre RF
FJL 1B
X LF
Wide Eyes 3B
Joyce 2B
Ausmus C
Battle Toad P

MR. F said...

Alright! That's it! It's time to take out the Traschner.

But first I'm going to have to ask you to leave.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bills will start Saturday on short rest.

rbnlaw said...

Apparently planes don't fly between KC and SD. Too close to Mexico to take a chance, I guess.

At least they could've sent Pods' wife in advance.

rbnlaw said...

Well so much for that post.

Kemp struggling and sitting again?

MR. F said...

After reading MRLASF's comments an hour ago, I just realized now he was talking about Podsednik. Guess that's what happens when I'm hungry.

Mr. Customer said...

3:30? Seriously?

rbnlaw said...

Dept. of Corrections:

I posted earlier about CLIFF Lee refusing the Angels. Turned out to be his younger brother, Derek Lee.

Understandable mistake.

Fish up on Gnats; 4-0.

Steve Sax said...

Poster boy Kemp is sitting. Hmm.

Steve Sax said...

5-0 Fish over Giants in the ninth

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF re Bills

I read that he had gone to Torre's office and volunteered to pitch on short rest. Now with your news re his pitching Saturday that seems to validate what I had heard. Good on the lad. I like that.

Jason said...

Miguel Tejada and cash to the Padres for a AA-pitcher

Steve Sax said...

Welcome, Posednik! Thanks for grounding to second base!

rbnlaw said...

Tejada to the Pods? Seriously?
They can have his former-steroid using ass.

Wonder what their honks are saying about that trade.

Steve Sax said...

Latos strikes out two in the first inning. Yeah, our bats are still sleeping.

Dusty Baker said...

E called out on strikes. Great start!

rbnlaw said...

I'm feeling surly, yet I've had no beer. I'd remedy that, but have to take the son to his soccer practice in a few.

Who the fuck signed off on a 3:30 start anyhow? Do the Pods think they're the Angels?

Dusty Baker said...

RB said "I'm feeling surly, yet I've had no beer." The two are clearly related.

Mr. Customer said...

Back when we had a bullpen, I found the Pod People's distaste for Petco amusing.

Jason said...

Maybe the Padres confused themselves with a high school team? Hence the 3:30 start time.

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck you, Headley Lamarr

Steve Sax said...

my god, we're already struggling and we're not even out of the first inning

really, really glad that we gave away prospects to go get posednik. Clearly that has stimulated our team to play better.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, who is the high school team again?

Dusty Baker said...

JFL!

Jason said...

FJL-Power!

Dusty Baker said...

James god damn Loney!

Dusty Baker said...

JLo!

rbnlaw said...

Loney's power explosion continues.

and I like it.

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax

To be fair, Podsednik didn't allow three hits in the first frame.

Also...

LONEY!

Steve Sax said...

At least LONEY is playing for keeps!

1-1

Mr. Customer said...

Sax is stuck again.

Somebody go over an reboot him.

Steve Sax said...

And, that brings Latos up to 4Ks on the day. In two innings.

Steve Sax said...

Blake DeWhiff

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax

I saw what you did right there.

Steve Sax said...

Gameday has Padilla pitching two straight ~55MPH Eephus pitches to start the Cabrera AB, which ended with a ground out.

Padilla has 3 Ks through two innings (including one on Latos).

1-1 through two frames.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C: Sorry, I ended up deleting my duplicated comment. Blogger's wonky enough as it is.

Steve Sax said...

Ausmus is batting .222, which is still 9 thousandths ahead of Belliard and 30 thousandths ahead of GAARP

Dusty Baker said...

Can I just reiterate what a strage game time this is? Freaking me out. It feels like it's Beer-thirty but here I am at work still, and we're playing in our own time zone.

Steve Sax said...

two more strikeouts for Latos, who now has six. Oh, and there are only two out in the third.

Posednik reaches (on a walk)!!!

Steve Sax said...

Here's the time for Posednik to show us that speed everyone is talking about

Jason said...

Sax :: Nostradamus

Steve Sax said...

PODSEDNIK STEAL!

Steve Sax said...

shit, who is injured?

Dusty Baker said...

Someone is injured? The ump again, right?

Mr. Customer said...

Battletoad seems to have settled down some.

Dusty Baker said...

Battletoad seems to have unsettled himself again.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 thanks to a Yorvit double. Only one out, B4, (large) man on second.

MR. F said...

Damn.

Josh S. said...

Greetings from Solvang, kiddos! I have no TV access to this game. I'll be following on At Bat while we rest before dinner.

MR. F said...

Greetings, friend.

Steve Sax said...

Latos Ks to end the threat.

Better Latos than never! 2-1 Padres through four.

Steve Sax said...

Whatcha doing in Solvang, Josh S?

You'll be back for Saturday, right?

Steve Sax said...

Padilla's already at 90 pitches. Better get those arms ready...

...wait, we don't have any bullpen arms? we got an outfielder instead? And DFAd a pitcher (albeit a lame one) to fit him on the roster (instead of DFAing GAARP)?

Hmm.

Spanky said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH YEAH!

What Up G's

MR. F said...

Greetings, friend.

Spanky said...

Ackbar using the periphials to draw a walk

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Mini-vacation. We'll be back tomorrow night.

Dusty Baker said...

I want some damned offense, already. If not so we can have a chance to win, because I'm bored with two weeks of anemia. How hard can it be, guys - you've done this your whole life. I didn't get to work today and forget how to do a memo.

Spanky said...

Yah! What Dusty said.

Spanky said...

Already pinch hitting? And with GAARP.

You must be out of your fucking mind TORRE

Spanky said...

Fuck You GAARP. I still hate you.

MR. F said...

The corpse of GAARP got an RBI? Huh?

MR. F said...

Alright Raffy. Go!

Dusty Baker said...

GAAAAAaaaaackkkk....GAARP.

Wall Street would call his hit a dead cat bounce.

MR. F said...

Damn.

Josh S. said...

2 runs. So, our best hope is to have one of theirs taken away somehow?

Spanky said...

I guess Torre felt like a big mac,fries and a coke

Spanky said...

That inning was nice

Dusty Baker said...

Does the shake come with them fries, Heath?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So what'd I miss?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well Pods does have a walk. That's more than what Pierre would do.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

And a steal.

Pierre would do that, too, if he were actually to make it, what do they call it these days, "on base."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't feel comfortable about this game. The Padres have their bullpen and we, well, we have ours.

Spanky said...

Come on Mang, You can do it Mickey D

MR. F said...

Yay, pick-off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm sure this horse has been beaten to death, but I really don't like these Honda commercials.

Spanky said...

Fuck yeah. I like that. Now go get me some mcnuggets mcdonald

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey Loney hit a homer!

Spanky said...

@ MLASF

I think he used up all his power for the next couple weeks in the secong inning

Spanky said...

These guys don't have no chance hitting Jansen

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That wasn't pretty.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was close.

NicJ said...

Agent Oranje says fuck your triple.

Spanky said...

I almost jinxed this shit

Spanky said...

Earn your trade IPOD

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ouch, that was an ugly AB.

NicJ said...

anyone think we are going to score more then 2 runs today?

NicJ said...

why isnt any of the media complaining that the Padres have no ace?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's tough to get mad at Pods when only two other batters have hits, one of whom is GAARP.

NicJ said...

Ethier's at bats just keep getting worse and worse.

Steve Sax said...

we are 0-for-11 at the top of our lineup

Spanky said...

Fucking Ethier WTF are you doing

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Sax - We're 3-for-27 overall. The leadoff men are only part of the problem.

Steve Sax said...

Is Ethier dating Rihanna now? Why the slumpage?

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SF, point taken, you're right

Steve Sax said...

Still, I'm really glad Podsednik is making a big impact in the leadoff position.

We didn't need Oswalt, anyway.

Spanky said...

Damn I never noticed we only had 3 hits

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We were never getting Oswalt. I'm just crossing my fingers for Ted Lilly.

NicJ said...

stupid gonzo.

Steve Sax said...

man on first with one out. this does not end well...

Steve Sax said...

The only way we're getting Lilly is if we trade someone like Billingsley.

DO NOT DO THAT NED, I AM BEING SARCASTIC

NicJ said...

why is torre using the bullpen like we have a lead?

If this game goes into extras we are completely fucked.

I guess if we aren't going to score anymore it doesn't really matter.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Monasterios is available in case the Dodgers need long relief.

NicJ said...

haha, that would be funny.

Our starting rotation for next year would be Kershaw, Ely, and probably the Ortizes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I finally get why Vin says it counts as two.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shit that was close.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oops. I guess Monasterios is not available after all.

NicJ said...

The heat signed Eddie House? Ehhh, streaky shooter.

NicJ said...

Gee, i really hope Heath Bell can keep this game tied.

Spanky said...

Eddie House is still in the league?

NicJ said...

Well he played for the knicks last year. That counts as the NBA, barely.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought Eddie House was playing in China.

Wait, wrong Knick...

NicJ said...

we have officially swapped lineups with the giants.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bell's pitches barely scrape the zone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Paul does not get on base, I'm punching a wall.

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale y'all! I'm a bit late to the party but it looks like we have a nail biter going on. We need some good MOJO!

NicJ said...

I picture Ned in his office watching this game so he knows whether to buy or sell.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers go down meekly

Spanky said...

Rather lackluster really

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is embarrassing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

AH! IT'S SHERRILL! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.

Meaniebreanie said...

Flat Breezy at the helm. My stomach is in knots.

NicJ said...

the MotoX setup in the Colli looks really cool. More unique looking than the home depot center.

Spanky said...

Oh Shit! Flats on the mound

And already fucking up

NicJ said...

You probably shouldnt expect to win a game where your two RBI are a loney HR and a GA double (sort of)

NicJ said...

why throw anything close when you have a guy trying to bunt with 2 strikes?

we always seem to give up a bunt on a two strike count.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WHY IS EVERYTHING SO DAMN CLOSE???

Steve Sax said...

Why Sherrill?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING DAMMIT I HATE OUR OFFENSE

NicJ said...

game over, season over.

Meaniebreanie said...

Oh god that was ugly!

Spanky said...

Fucking Shit

Mr. Customer said...

Why the fuck can't he just go away?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How did he not get fired? How does someone go on outright waivers and not get fired? It makes no sense.

NicJ said...

this game really cant be blamed on Sherrill. Two runs aint gonna cut it.

MR. F said...

Well that wasn't surprising.

Steve Sax said...

Why Sherrill?

Why?!?!?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least we can score some runs this weekend. Like tomorrow when we face...Lincecum. Well, we can just wait for Saturday when we face...Zito. But Sunday should be good, Sunday's...Matt Cain.

...

I am le sad.

NicJ said...

I wonder if we could get anything decent for our spare parts?

Mr. Customer said...

Seriously. If I see him in the bullpen tomorrow, I driving out and going Cousin Eddie on his ass.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least the Giants lost. Still only 3.5 back in the Wild Card race.

Mr. Customer said...
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Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

This is true.

However, we still have serious, serious issues to address.

NicJ said...

Its getting to the point where this team is obviously not a world series contender. So why even bother worrying about the post season.

I'm just going to try to enjoy the games for what they are.

Spanky said...

Basically we are playing with 4 starting and 2 relief pitchers and not much else right now

NicJ said...

The padres really look like we did last year. Counting on a lock down bullpen and a bunch of young arms. We had a better offense than they have right now but it really died down toward the end of the year and throughout the playoffs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still holding out hope. Maybe Karina has been getting to me, but I can't give up just yet.

NicJ said...

where is Karina by the way? i read on yahoo news the Venezuela has been having massive internet problems.

Meaniebreanie said...

I believe our boys in blue and have some pride. Despite the recent slump/setbacks I firmly believe we will give it a good run.

Meaniebreanie said...

MB is feeling really sick at the moment.I don't know which is worse, losing this game or switching over to ESPN News and seeing my nephew talk about A-Rod along with the highlight of this Dodgers loss. They just showed the last play. It's not any easier watching it the second time around.

NicJ said...

Nephew?

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Gotta agree about giving up, but I don't have quite the same level of expectations that I once had with this team.

Meaniebreanie said...

Nic,
Nephew yes. Might I point out that I was very young when he was born :)

NicJ said...

No, who is your Nephew is what i meant.

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck Torre

Ken Levine is pissed at Joe

Meaniebreanie said...

@Nic
Lowell Galindo, he usually spends most of his time on ESPNU. They move him around for different things.

NicJ said...

Im not really giving up, just not trying to fixate on the importance of the playoffs.

Mr. Customer said...

@NicJ

Haven't hear anything from Karina since Tuesday. Could very well be the internet is on the fritz down there.

Steve Sax said...

Fuuuuuuuck!

Meaniebreanie said...

Karina has been strangely silent. It could be the internet or perhaps she is traveling. Hopefully she will be back among us soon.

NicJ said...

Why does philly suck alllllll year until just before we have to play them.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Another point towards the rigged schedule. We face Pittsburgh early, when they still have all they're parts. We face Philly late, when they've made all their acquisitions. Unfair.

rbnlaw said...

My armpits cannot tolerate much more of this.

rbnlaw said...

Beer consumption to begin in 5, 4, 2, 3, 6, 1, *pffft*

Now about my counting skills. . .

NicJ said...

haha, Ken levine saying that we would have a lot of money to play with if we hadnt signed manny.

Like we would have spent the money anyways.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF a ways back said he hated our offense. How is it possible to hate nothingness? Thus ends our Zen lesson for the day.

Bonus koan: if a Dodger whiffs at a ball in the middle of a forest and there's no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

Spanky said...

Something's gotta change

(puts hands in pockets:kicks dirt)

Josh S. said...

GAARP is one hell of a clubhouse influence. They all hit like him now

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Holy shit, I still can't believe that relief pitching decision.

Paul said...

We have only scored more than 4 runs once since the break. Fuck. I think we might have fought off a tailspin one too many times.

Probably would lose to Philly in NLCS again anyways.

MR. F said...

4 runs!

MR. F said...

Beard =(