Saturday, July 31, 2010

Game 104 Thread: July 31 @ Giants, 1p

Chad Billingsley (9-5, 4.00) vs. Barry Zito (8-6, 3.49).

COMMENTS: For those who think Chad Billingsley lacks heart: He volunteered to pitch today. On three days' rest. And given that he's the Dodgers' best pitcher not named Kershaw, his timing couldn't have been better. As for the rest of the team...was last night's ninth-inning outburst a sign of things to come, or an offensive aberration?

More than just the bats will have to rise from the dead for the Dodgers to avoid raising the white flag soon. They also have to reduce their errors, both of the mental and box-score variety. And they have to stay healthy — we'll see if James Loney, hit on the right hand by a Jonathan Sanchez pitch last night, makes the starting lineup today.

The trading deadline is right about gametime, so Scott Podsednik may have some new teammates by the time this one starts. Oh, and if you espy a bunch of Dodger fans watching the game at an undisclosed public location, eating and drinking and furiously posting clever Game Thread comments on their handheld devices, that's just SoSG Fest 2010. Cheers!

UPDATE: Dodgers Acquire Lilly, Theriot For DeWitt (MLBTR)

Dodgers also send minor leaguers Brett "Son of Tim" Wallach and Kyle Smit to the Cubs.

220 comments:

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NicJ said...

We still have the greatest asset in baseball, Vin Scully.
He is about the only reason im still watching.

karina said...

@NicJ so, you won't be watching when the Dodgers play outside the NL West?

c-mon guys, don't give up!

rbnlaw said...

Alright boys and girl, me and my good buddy Weiser are heading to the pool.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I give up.

Mr. Customer said...

*hick*

I can't imagine why that might be...

karina said...

@Mr C I see you don't have any intentions to pay the bill :)

NicJ said...

@karina, nope. im going to try my hardest not to.

karina said...

@Mr LASF DON'T! c-mon! I wish I could find some way to convince you.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There's nothing you can do, Karina. It's the team that bears the responsibility of restoring my faith. And since the All Star break they've been doing a pretty damn poor job of it.

NicJ said...

we need to refer to it as the allstar breakdown.

NicJ said...

MLASF brought out the NLCS white flag.

karina said...

@Mr LASF @NicJ we are all upset, this loss was too hard. Besides, those "Beat LA" chants can drive anyone crazy.

Why don't you take a break and wait for tomorrow?

karina said...

I wonder if we are going to have a Post Game Thread or a Post Fest Thread

Steve Sax said...

Well, I'm salty, but SoSG Fest was worthwhile. Oh well.

rbnlaw said...

Even with solid deadline moves (I like the addition of Lilly, but having to take Theroit was a bitter pill...and I'm not so sure about a 36 y-o Dotel), I find myself resigned to resigning the season. The bright side is tickets on Stub Hub will be dirt cheap here, on out.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C and Dusty still up in dis bish!

The Double D said...

I am here amidst our loyal readers... they are a fine group. Beer number two before I attend beerfest. Everyone aflutter about the trades. Zito looking like he ate his wheaties. All for now

Josh S. said...

Either DD is unstuck in time, or there was another SoSG Fest at 7:30.

Dusty Baker said...

If Nic and Q7 mated, they could possibly have an all-Dutch or all-Mexican lovechild. Cool!

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