Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Game 84 Thread: July 7 vs. Mermaids, 7p

Josh Johnson (8-3, 1.82) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 3.78).

COMMENTS: It's too bad the Mermaids don't travel with the Marlins team, right? (Yeah, we all know what would happen when the Marlins visited LA.) But yesterday's win, fueled by Mermaid pictures here on SoSG, mandates it necessary to repeat the GT theme today.

Meanwhile, if you're only as good as your last start--we're in trouble. Johnson hasn't gone fewer than six innings since his second game of the season; he hasn't given up more than 2 ER in almost two months. Kuroda, whose last outing was in Arizona July 2, lasted only 1.2 IP and gave up 6 ER, jumping his ERA almost a half a run. Kuroda will go deeper today, but can he outduel Johnson?

174 comments:

Neeebs said...

Bellasario on personal leave per DT.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, no idea what Belly#1's story is.

Headed out...will try to catch the game at start time so I'm not behind/DVR Standard Time

Josh S. said...

Furcal 6
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Blake 5
Anderson 7
Martin 2
DeWitt 4
Kuroda 1

Josh S. said...

FUCK.

GARRET.

ANDERSON.

It's not funny anymore.

Fred's Brim said...

man I wonder what's wrong with Belli - I hope it's not serious

it seems like it's always one thing or another with this team

Fred's Brim said...

Jake Peavy likely out for the season again

think that's the roids talking?

Mr. Customer said...

Peavy seems to be on the Mark Prior career track. Wish he could have sucked more when he played in the NL West.

Fred's Brim said...

SOSG Snarkies
Fred's Brim

Rookie/Veteran:
Veteran

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
Dev 20, Sagittarius

Background/Nationality:
South Canada, NY

Dance Background:
Robot, Humpty Dance,
Pee Wee Herman

Favorite Quote:
"I'll take it."

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
kinda drunk, hungry

Josh S. said...

SOSG Snarkies
Josh S.

Rookie/Veteran:
Rookie

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
June 3, Gemini

Background/Nationality:
Pretty darn white.

Dance Background:
Embarrassing.

Favorite Quote:
"BISONIC BOOM!"/"Fuck."

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
Who? What? Huh?

Neeebs said...

No offense FB, but Glenda has a winning background (The triple threat of Cuba, Chile, Venezuela.) But I betcha you can out robot her any day of the week.

Dusty Baker said...

That meeting ended mercifully short. Disastrous, but short. What is this snarkies thingy?

Steve Sax said...

well that was a good drumbeat (earthquake comment)

Dusty Baker said...

God damn my secretary will not shut the fuck up. If an actual real earthquake that caused any real scare or damage happened, she would just implode.

Dusty Baker said...

AHA! I get it now. Jesus shit...I need to go home now.

Dusty Baker said...

SOSG Snarkies
Dusty Baker

Rookie/Veteran:
Mid-level exception

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
May 21, Gemini

Background/Nationality:
White on white.

Dance Background:
Smurf, Popeye, Jerry Lewis.

Favorite Quote:
"Fuck me in the armpit!"

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
Anti-jingoist wino grammarian.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SOSG Snarkies
Mr. LA Sports Fan

Rookie/Veteran:
Veteran

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
Feb 18, Aquarius

Background/Nationality:
White

Dance Background:
Chicken, Macarena

Favorite Quote:
"DAMMIT"/"I'm going to put my fist in a wall"

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
Chicken, Colonel Sanders?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB I can't tell you how much I love the old hiphop dances. I just wish I could actually do them

berkowit28 said...

"Yineth:

Ambitious, Dedicated, Neat"

Neat?

Spanky said...

Chicken,Macarena - sounds like a pasta dish

karina said...

SOSG Snarkies
karina

Rookie/Veteran:
Veteran

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
November 11, Scorpio

Background/Nationality:
Proud Maracucha/Venezuelan.

Dance Background:
Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Flamenco, Spanish Folk Dances, Belly Dancing, Salsa/Merengue freak

Favorite Quote:
"It ain't over 'till it's over"

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
Incurable Dodgers optimistic

Josh S. said...

There are few greater gifts from God than a Rafael Furcal interview.

karina said...

Damn genetics, I don't look anything near those mermaids :(

p.s: sorry for the foul language

karina said...

@Berko one of two posibilities: she's very tidy and/or very skilled.

Steve Sax said...

It's a TEMBLOR Charley, not a trembler

Josh S. said...

Ugh. Why does a team need alternate road uniforms? Home, I kinda get, but not road.

Steve Sax said...

Re: neeebs 4:07p: We're ALL on personal leave.

Wait, that doesn't sound right.

Josh S. said...

Padres lost!

Mr. Customer said...

SOSG Snarkies
Mr. Customer

Rookie/Veteran:
Probation

Birthday/Zodiac Sign:
Mar 13, Pisces

Background/Nationality:
Corgi/Terrier mix

Dance Background:
Jig

Favorite Quote:
"Answer sent!"

3 Words to Describe Yourself:
Tipsy nonconformist nerd

Mr. Customer said...

Hey kids!

Spanky said...

Down goes Rafa

karen said...

Hey Kids,

Just had a root canal about 3 hours ago and am feeling not only sorry for myself but quite crabby.

Please forgive me in advance for any bitchiness that may sneek into my comments

karina said...

I'm in heaven, not only I'm watching the game on tv, I got Vin!

karina said...

Epale karen!

It's all right with me.

Neeebs said...

@Sax:

I thought that we were all "day to day."

Neeebs said...

What's an Uugla anyway?

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Them Mermaids got nothing on you.

Neeebs said...

Dang. That was so close to being a line out, possible double play ball.
A game of inches, indeed.

karen said...

Has anyone mentioned yet tonight how much we hate Cody Ross around these parts?

Betsy said...

epale ladies and gents.is it me or its the defense asleep? must be the GAARP influence.

Neeebs said...

@Karen:

I think its time to dust off that chant.

Josh S. said...

Another three words to describe myself: Cody Ross hater.

Neeebs said...

Not happy.

Josh S. said...

Manny would have caught that.

Mr. Customer said...

Aw, fuck.

Neeebs said...
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Josh S. said...

Dodgers should just sign every prospect from the L.A. area since they all come back home and kill us.

karen said...

The best Mike Stanton can do for family tickets is the LFP??

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Josh Johnson's pitching. This wasn't going to be a win anyway.

Josh S. said...

BIG THREAT.

Mr. Customer said...

I have a feeling we may need the extra bitchiness tonight, Karen.

karina said...

I dig the Dodgers bought Trent Oeltjen's contract.

Mr. Customer said...

Is blogger being temperamental or are we just suffering in silence?

Eric Karros said...

Hi folks, dropping by before I hit the sack

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Silence.

Paul said...

Hey all!! What is awww fuck.

Paul said...

Perfect game!!!! Wow!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Hey EK.

Would you unplug the suck before you leave?

Paul said...

I said a Perfect game!!!!

Eric Karros said...

Mr C, unfortunately it seems the suck has a back-up generator tonight

Mr. Customer said...

Thank the gods for small miracles.

Paul said...

You are welcome all.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Um, yay?

Eric Karros said...

We're only down 4-0. We just need to score 5 runs in the next 6 innings.

Which, incidentally, is how many runs Josh Johnson allowed in all of June.

Eric Karros said...

crap

Mr. Customer said...

We really are terrible outside of the division, aren't we?

Paul said...

Hey at least we have GA up next. According to Vinny he is hitting a lot better than his average shows and I am more sober than this third shot of tequila will tell you.

Eric Karros said...

I'm going to get some ice cream. Damn the fact I shouldn't be eating ice cream this late.

karen said...

I'll take the DeHit

Paul said...

SOSG Snarkies
Paul

Rookie/Veteran
Sophmore

Birthday/Zodiac Sign
May 27/Gemini

Background/Nationality
farmboy/Italian/Mexican/Spanish/Irish(when drinking)

Dance Background
Classical/Sprinkler/Kevin Bacon.

Favorite Quote
"We make Party" "Fuck you GAARP"

3 words to describe yourself
Laid back laid.

Paul said...

Kuroda making throw pitches all you can ask for from him and GA.

karina said...

@Neeebs 7:29 PM gracias caballero!

karen said...

Fuck Josh Johnson and the horse he rode in on

karina said...

@Paul Kevin Bacon as in Footloose?

Paul said...

@Karina

Kickin off my Sunday shoes everyday!

karen said...

*Pardon my potty mouth*

Paul said...

Booooooooo Cody.

Mr. Customer said...

Bracing myself for Neeebs to mention Catherine the Great...

Mr. Customer said...

(preemptive strike)

Paul said...

@Karen

you are stepping up the vulgarity for the silent majority tonight. Good Job!

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

You could just gone "Central Valley" for the background/nationality.

(same diff)

karen said...

Mr. C..."Catherine the Great"

Verrry funny!!

karina said...

@Paul that's a good philosophy to live

Mr. Customer said...

I think LaRussa did that just to piss me the fuck off.

Mr. Customer said...

@Karen

Running theme.

European royalty, that is...

Mr. Customer said...

Actually, the vulgarity is, too, now that I think about it.

karina said...

@Mr C isn't it enough with the Dodgers, to get mad at LaRussa too?

karen said...

Ok, I have to give GAARP some credit for not getting out of Cantu's way on the foul

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Can you up the bitchiness factor, please? It's that time - 7th inning.

Paul said...

@Mr. C

I would have to also be Portuguese, Basque, Dutch and Aremnian and Sikh Indian (when drinking) if I was a total CV mutt.

karina said...

@Karen Trent Oeltjen can do 5 times better than GAAARP.

If the Dodgers don't want to get rid of him, they could start a new fundraising: "play left field for the Dodgers in an actual MLB game"

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I've got plenty to spare ; )

Steve Sax said...

Koghlan!

Dusty Baker said...

3 words:

Cody Ross hater

Steve Sax said...

That sweater is awful, GBA singer

Neeebs said...

Hermitage: Royal Palace or merely a fancy house of ill repute.

Let's discuss (because there is nothing interesting about this game.)

Dusty Baker said...

Oh freaking god. This GBA singer is tailor-made for me to LOATHE.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

You forgot Okie.

Eric Karros said...

Funny the subject has turned to European royalty...

Steve Sax said...

Adrian Brody has gone from Pianist to Penis.

Eric Karros said...

My ice cream was really good, by the way.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I see no significant distinction between the two terms.

Bait taken.

karina said...

@Mr C watch out! you can end in the dark side.

That shirt of the GBA singer is awful.

In the other hand, Vin looks swell tonight.

Steve Sax said...

GAARP, threat to the Dodgers

karen said...

Karina's son showing some power

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

A historical tangent is always lurking beneath the surface when I'm here.

Dusty Baker said...

EK with the late night ice cream. Are you binge eating because you are depressed about this game?

karina said...

My son gives me hope!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Blue! Let's work on this comeback thang.

karina said...

@Eric Karros what flavor did you have?

Neeebs said...

@Mr C

You're just a master at baiting me.

Mr. Customer said...

@db

Read that as comeback thong.

karina said...

Score a run, for luck!

Dusty Baker said...

I hope the Thong Song comes back.

Josh S. said...

RestrictED list, Charley, not restrictive.

Eric Karros said...

Karina - I had straight-up chocolate ice cream. Old school.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

This is teetering on the verge of being a whole other kind of game thread, and you and I are not helping.

Neeebs said...

I'm pretty sure that one of my ancestors was Catherine's concubine back in the day.Hell, she was very prolific.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm too tired and disappointed by the outcome even to say anything all that rude. I need to pick it up!

Maybe I need some ice cream.

Eric Karros said...

Inning over. No dice.

Eric Karros said...

F&%k the haters, DB. Go for the ice cream.

karina said...

@Eric Karros I admire a man who appreciates classics.

Dusty Baker said...

That explains your mom, Neeebs!

Heyoooo!

Eric Karros said...

If the Marlins end up winning 4-0, does that mean they'll lose to Spain in their next game?

Paul said...

Oh yeah. I guess I consider all of us okies.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I would think that the odds of that are good.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF had the point earlier, though, that this wasn't likely going to be a win, anyway. I just wish I saw more positive signs from Hiro, though.

Eric Karros said...

@Karina - The fancy new ice cream flavors have their place (Bunny Tracks is awesome), but sometimes you just need to go minimalist.

Paul said...

I gave up on this game when I saw GA in the lineup.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

I suppose. I've always considered that a distinct group. I'm 50% okie myself.

Neeebs said...

And I always thought that we were Moscovites, not Peterburgians.

Dusty Baker said...

So you gave up at 4:24, Paul?

It was probably better for your health, to be sure.

Paul said...

Joe Mauer has a Joe Mauer glove? Wow Mr. Big Ego.

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karina said...

@Eric Karros i liked your 4-0 joke. Minimalism is always trendy.

Mr. Customer said...

@neeebs

Again, I don't know that it reduces the likelihood either way.

Eric Karros said...

Why haven't I gone to bed yet?

Paul said...

Any truth to the rumor that the GBA singer is the drummer for the flaming menudos?

karina said...

@Eric Karros sugar rush?

Dusty Baker said...

Did I just hear a vuvuzela in the crowd?

Neeebs said...

@Paul

He was the trumpet player but quit because he wouldn't wear the matching capes.

Eric Karros said...

Could be, Karina. Could be.

I'm gonna go find some Twinkies.

Mr C, European royalty poll originally schedule for tomorrow accelerated to today, just for you.

Dusty Baker said...

Prince Philipe, heir apparent to Spanish Throne

karina said...

@Eric Karros you're killing me.

Eric Karros said...

Ok, time for bed. Good night folks.

Eric Karros said...

In a good way or bad way, Karina?

karina said...

King james, this is a great time for a RBI

karina said...

@Eric Karros both, but Twinkies...gosh, now I'm craving those.

karina said...

@Eric Karros que descanses!

Neeebs said...

Ok, I'm off to play some hockey. Taking out my aggression on the opposition tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs-

You're playing hockey at this time of night? Impressive!

Paul said...

@Neeebs

I thought he might have been kicked out for forgeting to wear the matching suspenders.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, maybe you meant a video game.

Steve Sax said...

I don't think Raffy is going to score a run in his 13th consecutive game.

Paul said...

Check'em Neeebs!!!

Josh S. said...

To recap: We have a zero on the scoreboard and another zero playing left field, correct?

Dusty Baker said...

DT just tweeted that Belli's agent is saying that Belli may have to go to Venezuela.

Dusty Baker said...

Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com has quotes from Ronald Belisario's agent, Paul Kinzer:
"It's just some personal problems, and he's got some things he's got to work through," Kinzer said. "It's just a lot of anxiety, and that is about all I want to say right now."

Pressed on what he meant by the word "anxiety," Kinzer declined to offer details. ...

Players placed on the restricted list are removed from a team's 40-man roster, but they can be kept there for a maximum of 30 days. Kinzer said it was too early to tell whether Belisario's absense would be short term or long term.

"We aren't sure at this point," he said. "We'll just have to see how things go."

Kinzer also said that Belisario was still in Los Angeles, but indicated the pitcher might be heading home to Venezuela at some point.

"Right now, he is [still in town], but we will have to see how things work out later," Kinzer said. "Obviously, his family is in Venezuela. But we haven't set up [any travel]."

Dusty Baker said...

^ Tony Jackson, as reported by DT.

karina said...

Belli, this sucks.

Josh S. said...

@DB: My bro-in-law is at the game and confirms that it was indeed a vuvuzela.

Mr. Customer said...

Le sigh.

Dusty Baker said...

Good god, Garret. That was truly putrid.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GA strike out? I did not see that coming.

Neeebs said...

@DB

Sometimes we get stuck with the dreaded 10.45 time slot on Wednsdays. Can you say "diehard."

Mr. Customer said...

At least we didn't lose ground.

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL thinks GAARP needs to get glasses. *sigh* Where to begin explaining how it goes so far beyond that.

Oh, I know, I'll bring up his stats.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What if GAARP took his eyes off the ball, like Futurama? That couldn't be worse, could it?

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Seriously, that's impressive. I can barely drag my ass into the kitchen to make a sandwich after the day I had.

I wish EK would bring me some ice cream.

karina said...

My only consolation is I got to listen to Vinny the whole game. As for the Dodgers, they'll play better against the Cubs, right?

Mr. Customer said...

Whenever I see GAARP in the lineup, I reach for a glass, but that's a whole other thing.

karina said...

Free XP!

Dusty Baker said...

Kuroda is 7-7. Really need more from him.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. Sigh.

Dusty Baker said...

Watching highlights from Gnats v Brewers.

WASH YOUR HAIR, TIMMEH!!!