Saturday, July 03, 2010

Game 80 Thread: July 3 @ D'backs, 6:30p

Clayton Kershaw (7-4, 3.19) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (4-6, 4.42).

COMMENTS: Okay, Kirk Gibson, you've had your fun. The legendary Dodger won his inaugural game as Diamondbacks' manager, so we'll call things even between the two teams. Young gun Kershaw goes against old gun Lopez in an attempt to bring a sense of sanity to Dodgertown before the All-Star break — Lose the games you're supposed to win! Win the games you're supposed to lose! Manny's not on the DL! Now he is! — all while the D'backs try to outdo the Dodgers and Padres in off-the-field dramatics. All this on..."As the NL West Turns."

127 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Steve Sax said...

I like the Snorgtees ads.

Josh S. said...

"Lose the games you're supposed to win! Win the games you're supposed to lose! Manny's not on the DL! Now he is!"

DL an outfielder, call up a pitcher!
Send down a pitcher, call up an outfielder!
Dogs and cats, living together!
It's mass hysteria!

Josh S. said...

Has anyone tried buying GA a ticket to the Springfield Mystery Spot?

Dusty Baker said...

GO NATS!!! Walkoff against Mutts. Suck it, faux hybrid NY franchise!

Steve Sax said...

Love the avatar Mr LA SF

Dusty Baker said...

At the in-laws, Vinny!

karen said...

Hi Ladies and Gents

I feel so very bad that Stephen Drew has an owie and can't play against us :)

Dusty Baker said...

Time for a Beard Mode smackup.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Dbags!

Let's get some runs, boys!

Dusty Baker said...

YeaLo!

karen said...

DeWitt delivers!

Dusty Baker said...

JMart does not!

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K: That's how you do it, Karina's son.

Dusty Baker said...

Second error in the inning. Are you the Giants in disguise, Dbags?

karen said...

I love these DirtBags

Josh S. said...

LOL ERRORZONA

Josh S. said...

BISONIC BOOM

karen said...

MATTHEW!!

Dusty Baker said...

HR up in dis bish! This is like last night, but in reverse.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe GAARP should have a meeting with Torre.

Jason said...

Evening ladies and gents. Following the game via MLB mobile sans audio. How was Raffy out at second with Kershaw safe there? KFP-style base running blunder?

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Kershaw thought the ball was going to be caught in CF, so stuttered around 2nd. Raffy was running full speed as he knew what was up, so ended up passing Kershaw. So Furcal was called out by virtue of his having passed the runner ahead of him.

It wasn't crazy stupid; more of a result of it being a pitcher not used to this type situation and a really hustling Furcal. I'll take the inning, overall.

Josh S. said...

Gillespie looked dizzy there.

Jason said...

Thanks, DB. I suppose we can chalk that up as karma evening out for the 2 D-Backs errors.

I really wished there was a semi-decent Seattle bar with the MLB package.

Neeebs said...

Epale from NeeebsIL

Dusty Baker said...

I wish you would just open a semi-decent bar in Seattle with the MLB package.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Neeebs!

And just like that another Dbags error. Thanks, Neeebs!

Josh S. said...

Son of Errorzona.

Dusty Baker said...

HIT THE FUCKIN BASE, XMAN!

Shit, GA could have done that. Or a hurt Manny. Dammit.

karen said...

I turned on the Dodger game and a little league game broke out

Josh S. said...

XP needs to cut out the brainless stuff, though it hardly matters in this game.

Josh S. said...

Bride of Errorzona.

karen said...

Epale Neeebs!

Dusty Baker said...

"This crowd is sullen and mutinous." - Vin

5 errors in 2 and 2/3 innings for the Dbags.

Josh S. said...

Mexican? Oh Vinny.

Dusty Baker said...

"...Lopez [saying] in Mexican or English..."

Oh, Vin.

Josh S. said...

Error charged to Vin.

Dusty Baker said...

My man Josh and I once again on same wavelength. I was face-palming for too long or I would have typed that at exactly the same moment.

GT'ing from OC tonight, folks. If this is what it takes, I might have to come over to the in-laws every game night if it gets us comical wins.

Neeebs said...

Vinny meant spanish slang, Mexican style.

See what a spin master I am?

Dusty Baker said...

Spin is my bailiwick. Even I couldn't spin that one.

Josh S. said...

Them Drew boys is fragile.

Steve Sax said...

Hot damn baby! 7-0!

Jason said...

Just found out the bar I'm at has the MLB package. The night is looking up!

Neeebs said...

Don't forget the 5 AZ errors, Saxy

Josh S. said...

I'm in the minority, but I still like the hats. I just wish there was an alt version without the stars and stripes.

Jason said...

Kershaw at 61 pitches through 3. Not horrible but off his recently improved pace.

Jason said...

Just saw the replay of Furcal out at 2nd. Wow. I did get a good chuckle out of Kershaw breaking towards 1st.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

The stars and stripes is what I don't like about the caps. Other than that I like them. Of course, it kinda defeats the original jingoistic purposes...

On an entirely separate note that is in no way whatsoever remotely related, Mrs Dusty just showed up with some beer and fireworks. I love this woman! What could go wrong?

Jason said...

I think Raffy just killed a swimmer.

Josh S. said...

Waffy!

karen said...

Hey! Raffy got us an earned run!

Neeebs said...

@Josh

Not bad being in the minority. We can't taunt DB with the caps.

Josh S. said...

Dwe!

Jason said...

Dre is back!

Jason said...

Gibby looks shell shocked.

karen said...

I love these pitcher's duels :)

Dusty Baker said...

You could tell Dre was going to jack that one out before he even hit it.

Gibby with the long hook tonight.

Josh S. said...

I really hate the Padres.

Dusty Baker said...

Gibson looks like that guy who had the flea circus in the old cartoons.

http://members.tripod.com/tiny_dancer/ffleacircus3.jpg

Dusty Baker said...

I mean no disrespect to the caps. And they are infinitely better than the red ones.

Dusty Baker said...

Double digits, heyoooo!

Jason said...

I think karen is right, this looks suspiciously like a little league game.

Josh S. said...

Yay! But we could score a million billion runs and still not pick up a game on the Pads.

Neeebs said...

6 Errors.

Wow.

karen said...

I am really loving Tony Abreu tonight

Dusty Baker said...

3 erros of 6 on former Dodger Abreu. Think he's trying too hard?

Or, think he sucks?

Josh S. said...

So, the Abreu-Garland trade made AZ worse and SD (indirectly) better, but had no real effect on the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

And one error in my above post. "error"

Flog me!

Jason said...

Wow, that was a great curve.

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Dusty Baker said...

Here comes the D-Train.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Willisiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

"He's not really trying to preserve anything" - Vin re Willis's situation in this inning. 11-0

Dusty Baker said...

In comes Ethier. In comes Loney.

Jason said...

The D-Train looks all kind of out-of-whack.

Dusty Baker said...

"There's no mercy rule..." -Vinny

[I need someone to translate it into Mexican]

Dusty Baker said...

You know, a wise man once said the D-Train looks all kind of out-of-whack.

Jason said...

Russell stole Gibson's mustache.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

He should give it back. The 'stache is trash.

Jason said...

LA B-Team

Dusty Baker said...

Eric Stephen just made the comment that "Casey Blake is 0 for 3 tonight, and has 3 runs scored"

I love this game!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're winning 14-0 and Kershaw probably won't be able to get out of the sixth inning.

Jason said...

The Kid deserved to finish the inning. Still, well done Clayton, well done.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess you can scratch that "possibly."

Dusty Baker said...

What was his pitch count? I don't have GD open. (nor do I care about pitch counts, but just wondering)

Jason said...

@Dusty - 105 I believe.

Neeebs said...

105 pitches for CK

Jason said...

This game is a perfect example of what happens when you bench GAARP.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, boys! We're letting them back in this thing! Let's get some more runs!

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty just had a breakthrough:

"God, the Diamondbacks are AWFUL."

She is onto something.

Jason said...

Most awkward walk ever.

Jason said...

Did Mrs. Dusty come to that realization while blowing things up? That is a good woman you have there.

Jason said...

Why was Bills left out of the young guns poster?

Josh S. said...

They're saving him for the Big Butts poster.

Dusty Baker said...

The fireworks carnage has not started yet. It's about to after the game.

We just have some sparklery small stuff, nothing too loud to spook the dogs. However, I am fusing everything we have together for full effect. It's like I'm 10 again. But then again, it's always like that.

Dusty Baker said...

I like Big Butts. I cannot lie.

Dusty Baker said...

T-slicklooking shaggier than usual?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why did they have Kuo on the "Young Guns" poster anyway? Hasn't he been in the organization since 1999?

Jason said...

You other brothers can't deny

Jason said...

The guy sitting behind home plate might pull something if he keeps up these strikeout calls.

Jason said...

@Mr LASF - Kuo gets credit for DL time.

Josh S. said...

Broxton should get some work in this game.

(Don't mind me, I'm just baiting the Torre-haters.)

Josh S. said...

HOLY SHIT I WAS KIDDING.

Dusty Baker said...

We need some more insurance runs if we're going to send Broxton in.

Steve Sax said...

GAARP GETS ANOTHER HIT

STOP THE PRESSES

Great. Now we'll never be able to release his .189 ass.

Jason said...

Ugh. Any GAARP sighting is bad, even in a blow out. Him getting a hit is icing on the anti-cake.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would feel more comfortable with a 15 run lead.

Josh S. said...

Matt was only 2 for 6? It felt like he had a better night than that.

Josh S. said...

Brox is gonna come in with a 14 run lead. Nobody tell Chad Moriyama.

rbnlaw said...

14 runs? Really?

The Shiner 101 is really good, and fireworks in Texas fly into the air. Tremendous.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So wait, will Broxton get the save?

rbnlaw said...

It's almost midnight here, and I can't go to sleep because I'm nervous about Brox coming in.

Oh, the Romeo y Julieta was pretty good too.

Steve Sax said...

well there goes the shutout. I'm really glad we brought Brox in here. Well done, Torre!

rbnlaw said...

Are you fucking kidding me, right now?

Jason said...

Is Torre just baiting us? A GAARP sighting and Broxton pitching with a 14 run lead?

rbnlaw said...

The question becomes, "Is Broxton hurt, or should he be?"

rbnlaw said...

2 outs already?

rbnlaw said...

Thank you Augie and your .183 avg.

rbnlaw said...

OK, I can sleep now.

Again, Shiner 101 is the new pilsner. Find it if you can.

Steve Sax said...

As pissed off as I am that Brox is in this game, I can't believe that Rick Monday is insinuating that the HR he just gave up to Mark Reynolds reflects concern about his lack of velocity.

Brox then strikes out Rusty Ryal on a 96 mph fastball, gets Cole Gillespie to fly out on a 93 mph fastball, and gets Augie Ojeda to ground out on a 94 mph fastball.

Go to hell, Monday.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Part of me thinks that Broxton was going easy since it was such a cushy lead.

But another part of me is concerned that his velocity is starting to trail a bit. I know 93 is fast, but we all know Broxton has much faster.

Paul said...

Man what happened here? Neeebs lost one of his "e"s.

Paul said...
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Dusty Baker said...

It's alright! I found Neeebs' extra 'e'. It was in Dre's pile of sunflower seed husks in the dugout.

Paul said...

Be careful DB, that is a glass e.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!