Friday, July 02, 2010

Game 79 Thread: July 2 @ Diamondbacks, 6:30p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-5, 3.27) vs. Edwin Jackson (5-6, 4.63).

COMMENTS: Oh sure, Edwin Jackson, you think you're hot stuff coming off of your no-hitter last outing. You may have had a couple of extra days rest since that start, but after 149 pitches (and eight walks), we know you're tired and still sore. And might I remind you, we've got swagger too, coming off of a sweep of the Giants, fueled by Rafael Furcal (five straight multi-hit games) and the potential rebirth of Matt Kemp (who homered in his last game after being benched for most of the series). And did we mention that James Loney is 7-for-14 at Chase Field this year, the highest batting average of any opposing hitter? Well, now we did. You see, it is the Dodgers who are on fire. And we predict the snakes will be burning, man.

146 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Anderson LF
Martin C
DeWitt 2B
Kuroda P

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, why is there a geriatric with a .190 batting average in our lineup?

Stop the GAARP madness!

Josh S. said...

I want to believe that Joe keeps throwing GAARP out there in the hopes he'll injure himself, but I doubt Joe's that clever.

I see the white caps are in effect for the whole weekend. They're not going to look as nice with the road unis.

Josh S. said...

Anderson
Martin
DeWitt

MURDERED ROW

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

That flaming snake was from Coachella in '09? Yes? If not, there was one just like it there two years ago.

...hearing rumors of the gnats exploring a trade to the brewers: prince for dirty sanchez and some highly rated prospect. ugh.

Paul said...

I thought Prince was from Minnesota.

Paul said...

Giants will be able to steal bases against us if Fielder is on their team.

Jason said...

Prince will level out the infield at the Big Phone. It's been tilting towards 3B since KFP came up.

Josh S. said...

I was thinking it would crack in two at second base.

Paul said...

Ha Mota and Prince will be buddies.

Spanky said...

GAARP again. Fuck this fool!

Steve Sax said...

I love the fact that they move Molina and want to add Fielder.

Guess the Giants' chef was feeling unloved.

Jason said...

@Josh - I figured Panda's giant slice o' cake sitting at second would keep the cracking at bay.

Still the best animated gif I've ever seen.

Steve Sax said...

Astros-Padres is atbat.tv's free game of the day, for all you iPhone dudes

MR. F said...

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Steve Sax said...

@Paul 4:44p: explain the nickname, or explain why he exists as a Dodger?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OT - sources telling me Bosh and Wade are meeting with Bulls' brass.

Also, Lakers sign Steve Blake.

MR. F said...

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Dusty Baker said...

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Josh S. said...

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Josh S. said...

@Dusty: Answer sent.

karina said...

I'm undecided. Of course I want the Dodgers to sweep, if possible. In the other hand, it'd be one more reason for the Diamondbacks to pursue Logan White.

keep away your poison from Logan White, D-backs!

karina said...

forgot! Epale, everyone!

Steve Sax said...

Epale, aspiring ASCII artists!

Steve Sax said...

Giants at rox, 2-2 mid-5.

Lincecum pitching for the Giants

Dusty Baker said...

That salute was for all the Gnats out there.

Dusty Baker said...

Whining about the jingoistic caps, Vinny!

karen said...

Epale everyone

Dusty--all I can say about your inspiring art is...Wow!

GAARP again?? WWHHHYYYY??

Dusty Baker said...

That was easy.

karen said...

First inning yips for Kuroda again

NicJ said...

Hopefully the Dbacks pen is REALLY bad.

Neeebs said...

Epale tambien

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully they put the pen in immediately.

Neeebs said...

Am I the only one who likes these caps.

Dusty Baker said...

Kuroda not doing well so far...sweating like Mr C and me on the patio at Lucky B's this afternoon.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Yes.

NicJ said...

do we play in AZ anymore this year? maybe we should avoid having hiro start here again.

NicJ said...

Blue not giving corners tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Scoring easily is Johnson. Dang.

Spanky said...

This is not looking good children

NicJ said...

Hiro finally got an out.

Here comes Abreu to step on our neck.

NicJ said...

yup

Neeebs said...

Pregame talk said AZ hitters instructed to go the other way. Do the Dodgers have no recon units?

NicJ said...

an out right here would be nice, a single pretty much ends the game.

Neeebs said...

How many pitches is that for Kuroda?

NicJ said...

40

NicJ said...

Jax only threw 9 in his inning.

Spanky said...

Could have been worse.

karen said...

Those white caps definetly look odd (meaning bad) with the road unis

NicJ said...

haha totally, Upton got picked off on first.

Spanky said...

Watch, Gaarp gonna hit a homer I bet

NicJ said...

at least we arent getting no hit

karen said...

No no hitter for you tonight asshole

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, Karen!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Is GAARP 38 or 83?

karen said...

YAY! Even Vin is on to GAARP

Neeebs said...

Done with this shit. XP where are you.

NicJ said...

thanks for that one Joe

Johnson would have at least beat out the DP

NicJ said...

I like Dewitt.

today.

karen said...

DeSweet

Neeebs said...

Hey how did we get our outs this inning?

Mr. Customer said...

I seem to have come in at the right time! That's an improvement, DeWitt!

NicJ said...

why is there nobody warming up yet?

karen said...

So much for my first inning yips theory

Spanky said...

How did we score. I missed it

NicJ said...

where was kemp on that throw?

Steve Sax said...

This is not quite the pitchers duel I expected...

Mr. Customer said...

@spanky

DeWitt single with 2 RISP.

NicJ said...

seriously, why is there nobody warming up?

karen said...

This is getting hard to watch

NicJ said...

Weaver should have been warming after the first two singles and definitely after the wildpitch

Spanky said...

Thanx MC Looks like shits falling apart

Steve Sax said...

The Hiro takes a fall.

Come on, Dodgers, get it together!

NicJ said...
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The Double D said...

Part of me wants to turn to the 6-2 hole of a game. Part of me wants to keep watching Summer Rental on HDNM.

Spanky said...

Summer Rental. Hell Yeah!

Dusty Baker said...

6-2?? Donde es mi tequila?


Oh, here it is.

MR. F said...

This is a horrible day with no end in sight. And I just wish I was talking about the game.

NicJ said...

At least i got to see the Oranje beat Brazil

NicJ said...

All we have to do is keep it within ten runs and hopefully the Dbacks pen will implode.

Dusty Baker said...

The comeback begins.

Let's squash these fuckers.

karen said...

WE WANT IN THE SNAKE BULLPEN

NicJ said...

Why did it have to be snakes?

NicJ said...

You know something is wrong when Vin Scully keeps hinting that you should be let go.

NicJ said...

well, sometimes it just aint your night.

NicJ said...

game over.

NicJ said...

I think Karina would even say this game was done.

Probably not though.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty: Well, we'll give them this one since it's Gibby's first game as manager.

DB: Fair enough. I mean, he did provide me the greatest moment in my life.

Mrs Dusty: [glares]

DB: I mean second, after our wedding.


[I had my fingers crossed!]

Josh S. said...

Drive-by GT visit. So, uh, we suck again? This is so hard to keep track of.

NicJ said...

@DB, you should say "To be fair you didnt have to walk down the aisle with a bum leg"

NicJ said...

dodgers in "lets get this over with" mode

Fred's Brim said...

what the shit is going on here?

NicJ said...

We are playing golf instead of baseball today FB.

We are totally kick the dbacks asses with a 6 stroke lead through three.

karina said...

This game is not over, it's on the bottom of the 4th.

Why Troncoso is pitching again? hasn't anybody found that slavery is illegal?

karina said...

@Nic J it was wonderful the Oranje won. You certainly have that.

karina said...

100!

Dusty Baker said...

Good point Nic. Alternately: (wearing goggles) You try dragging Tucker and Masket down the aisle...

NicJ said...

Ill consider that fact that we actually didnt give up any runs that inning a small victory.

karina said...

@Nic J see, it's not hard to notice the positives.

Steve Sax said...

These are the fricking Diamondbacks, and we are getting smoked 9-3.

W T F

Dusty Baker said...

I'm at the bar at my local MEX. Overheard:

[Two dudes walk in and sit down]

Bartender: What can I get you?

Two dudes: We want to drink tequila and we want a lot of it.

Steve Sax said...

@Karina, loved the slavery line at 8:24p

Fred's Brim said...

cmon FJL, take one deep and make this interesting again

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Casey, take one deep and make this interesting again

Dusty Baker said...

How does JLo only have .296 season avg? In my mind he gets a hit every single time he's up.

Steve Sax said...

9-4! Here comes the comeback

FJL 3-for-3 with 2 RBI

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

MR. F said...

Could be worse.

Dusty Baker said...

9-4 is winnable. We just need to get something going.

Spanky said...

Finally able to sit,relax and watch game. Who's the first batter up.
GAARP! Fucker

Fred's Brim said...

ahh the D-Backs bullpen. What can Gibby do to help that?

karina said...

@Steve Sax thanks

Spanky said...

Joyce!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Baby steps to a comeback.

karina said...

DeHot?

Spanky said...

Looks like Rafa has cooled.

Steve Sax said...

One run per inning; at this rate we'll tie them in the tenth.

Paul said...

@Sax from a looooong ass time ago.

Explain the GAARP thing as in why the fuck he is on this team. That was pre 0-3 night tonight.

I saw the guy in BP man it was not pretty. Jamie Carroll had more pop than him.

Paul said...

Oh man going to babies r us will drive a man to drink. Then get home and drink some more.

Time for some Sam Adams Laditiude 48.

MR. F said...

i'm not here this isn't happening i'm not here this isn't happening i'm not here this isn't happening

NicJ said...

Esmerling Vasquez with the 1-2-3 inning.

NOW its over.

Steve Sax said...

Pods on the precipice of winning

Paul said...

How to completely disappear, Radio Head from the Kid A vintage.

Paul said...

This one is over now.

NicJ said...

haha.

Paul said...

You can't match extra points with field goals.

NicJ said...

You know the real sad part of this is that if we had any kind of pitching today we could of had this game.

The Dbacks arent exactly outplaying us, just outhitting I guess thats the point though.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul 9:10p: I honestly do not understand why GAARP is on the team, or why Torre keeps trotting (and I do say that ironically since GA is about as quick as James Baldwin used to be) him out there. He's an automatic out, even with a 3-0 count.

I think it's Torre's "fuck you" to Frank and Ned.

NicJ said...

only giving up runs in threes tonight

Mr. Customer said...

Well, shit.

Doesn't seem so bad coming of a sweep, though.

NicJ said...

looks like we are going to have to beat SD ourselves if we want to make it to the post season.

Paul said...

Dodgers down by 7 and GA gets a timely hit.

Paul said...

I guess I meant to say you can't match field goad with ezra points. I am not in football shape yet.

NicJ said...

get a series win and this is all forgotten.

NicJ said...

GA stealing bags now.

Mr. Customer said...

At least the Giants were kind enough to lose, too.

Paul said...

Lol and apparently the iPhone is ahead of me on the drinks.

MR. F said...

round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round

Steve Sax said...

Really nice effort tonight , guys.

Spanky said...

Comeback Baby!

karina said...

This one's for Gibson.

Mr. Customer said...

Ah, bollocks.

Spanky said...

BBBBOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. Boooooo