Thursday, July 08, 2010

Game 85 Thread: July 8 vs. Cubbies, 7p

The first 15,000 kids 14 and under at tonight's game will receive an Andre Ethier action figure (not actual size).

Clayton Kershaw (8-4, 3.02) vs. Randy Wells (4-6, 4.67).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers head into their last series before the All-Star break having had a piss-poor April (9-14), a red-hot May (20-8) and a so-so June (14-13). They're an uninspiring 3-3 so far in July, but a visit by the 38-47 Cubs just might be the ticket to entering the break on a high note.

And if you're upset about the Dodgers mediocre play of late, just be glad that Carlos "Big Cra-Z" Zambrano isn't on our team. Guy's nuttier than a Payday sandwich! Add to that mess the offensive struggles of Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez, and we've got ourselves a party.

Sure, the Cubs just swept the Diamondbacks. And if Hiroki Kuroda seems to be losing some of his fabled consistency, maybe Kershaw can help pick up the slack. Game on!

164 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

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

Josh S. said...

I saw that avatar change!

Dusty Baker said...

I needed a fresh start for the series, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

I like yours, BTW.

Sergio said...

Maybe it just me, but I believe some of Scully's narration from yesterday merits an updating of the repository (sp?). The story of "back to the box" comes to mind

Josh S. said...

Manny to rehab Saturday for the 66ers.

(*insane plan to go forms in head*)

Dusty Baker said...

@Sergio

Vin did seem to be spinning off on some...interesting...tangents. Unfortunately I was in the car and then trying to catch up later on Tivo, so didn't catch them all. Anyone else have it recorded (I almost typed "taped"!)?

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

That same insane plan started to formulate in my head as soon as I read that Tweet.

Dusty Baker said...

Where is the Inland Empire again?

[kidding]

[well, kinda kidding]

Neeebs said...

@DB

I think its in Macedonia. At least they actually had an Empire for awhile.

Dusty Baker said...

I remember the good old days when they liked to be called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Dusty Baker said...

Then I realized it was insane because I have Dodger tickets for 1:10 that same day.

Dusty Baker said...

I have to be off to a sr mgmt team "retreat" at a swank LA restaurant now. So I will likely miss some of the GT. I am not happy about this.

Let's go, Blue!

[And let's hope Bottega Louie has free wifi!]

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @ArashMarkazi: Vin Scully just saw us gathered around the TV and said "What is this, the World Series?" Told it was for Lebron, he laughed and said, "Who?"

karina said...

Epale, everyone!

MR. F said...

Epale karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MIAMI

Josh S. said...

Note to Psycho: Every baseball player can " absolutely swing the bat." That is not a good way to describe someone who hits well.

Spanky said...

Looks like its going to be a slow night here or is everyone still watching Queen James

Josh S. said...

I'm at a birthday party. The game is on here, though.

karen said...

Hi everyone...made it home just in time for the game

WhooHoo!!

karina said...

To paraphrase a famous contemporary British author:

Carlos Zambrano is:

"Nutty as squirrel poo"

karina said...

Karen, how do you feel today?

Mr. Customer said...

Hey everybody!

karen said...

karina...much better thanks! I'm back to my normal, sweet self:)

Spanky said...

Almost a great play by joyce OHH CK got jacked in the leg

karina said...

delay?

karen said...

Hey Mr.C!!

Steve Sax said...

Aramis Ramirez has a batting average almost as bad as GAARP

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, everyone!

Steve Sax said...

1 IP, 2 K for Clayton

Mr. Customer said...

RAFFY LIVES!

Spanky said...

Rafa's back

karen said...

My mom just heard on the radio that Brad Ausmus rehabbing in IE just lined into the crowd hitting a little girl. No word on her condition.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal double!

Mr. Customer said...

I can never figure whether the good Aramis or the bad Aramis is the real one.

Mr. Customer said...

Aw, crap.

Spanky said...

BOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

It's all up to Loney

Steve Sax said...

FJL RBI

Fred's Brim said...

i like me some 2-out lightnin!

Spanky said...

Golf clap for Mr.Loney

karen said...

US 1

OPPONENT 0

Fred's Brim said...

I can't stand Soriano

He sucks so bad most of the time, but every once in a while he cranks one

Spanky said...

That lead did not last long

Fred's Brim said...

low strike there

karen said...

KKKKid

Fred's Brim said...

what I like least about him is that he is/was so talented but got caught up in being a Yankee star and never really got better

Fred's Brim said...

hi kkkkaren

Josh S. said...

Why are all our catchers trying to kill little girls?

Fred's Brim said...

XP's gonna have a really good game soon

karen said...

Hello FB

Fred's Brim said...

that was kind of weak

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

But is Ausmus ok?

Fred's Brim said...

ooooOOOOOOoooops!

Spanky said...

Wow! A pickoff by a Dodger pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

haha oooops again!

Spanky said...

Cubbies running the bases Dodger Style

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale everyone. Looks like it's time to get some more runs!

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy's so hot he doesnt even need to slide anymore

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Dre, rip this righty

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton wild in the zone tonight
5 hits already for the cubs

karen said...

Shit

Fred's Brim said...

yikes make that 6

Meaniebreanie said...

Hopefully we can hold them from scoring more.

Meaniebreanie said...

Fred - are you hitting the Slivovitz?

karen said...

Epale MB!!

Fred's Brim said...

dammit Joyce, you have to make that play

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale Karen et al!

Betsy said...

Epale folks!

Fred's Brim said...

Hi MB - not yet, but I reserve the right to break it out if this game continues like this :)

Meaniebreanie said...

Come on Blue, let's get it in gear!

karen said...

Epale Betsy!!

Looks like it's ladies night!

Fred's Brim said...

it sure is! who's the dreamiest Dodger? I like XP!

Fred's Brim said...

Wells keeping the ball down since the first. So many ground ball outs

Meaniebreanie said...

Ladies night and our friend Fred is along for the ride :D

Fred's Brim said...

Fred's Brim, offending the fairer sex since 1973

karen said...

FB--I put in my vote for the dreamiest face the other night

Pretty Boy Dre

Fred's Brim said...

Mrs Fred's Brim has Dre at the top of her list too

Meaniebreanie said...

Aww Fred, I think it's safe to say your not offending us. We enjoy your humor. You help keep things in balance.

Fred's Brim said...

Russ and Casey (maybe just his beard) are also up there too

Meaniebreanie said...

Agreed that Dre is easy on the eyes. I met his mom at spring training. He definitely has her eyes. BTW, she was a very sweet lady and an absolute delight to meet.

Fred's Brim said...

crap - I gotta go

Have fun tonight, ladies. Get us a win! And I heard Sax hides the key to the liquor cabinet in his sock drawer...

karina said...

Girls, I'm lurking because I'm doing something important.

Meaniebreanie said...

Sax hides the key because he knows we would clean him out. Goodnight Fred.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Karina
At least you're lurking.

karen said...

uh oh...The Kid's running the bases

karina said...

What happened to the boys?

karina said...

Bison, make him pay

karen said...

Don't be messin' with Raffy, Wells

Mr. Customer said...

I'm lurking because I am doing something unimportant.

Mr. Customer said...

Poo.

Mr. Customer said...

Those comments are unrelated.

Meaniebreanie said...

Hello Mr.C - glad to know that we haven't run off all the men.

Meaniebreanie said...

Gotta keep them from scoring!

karen said...

I could do without Marlon Byrd about now

karina said...

Dodgers, the Minotaur deserves to win this game.

Are you going to allow the underperforming Cubs to defeat you?

Meaniebreanie said...

Time for us to score!

Spanky said...

Having fun at your slumber party ladies?

Meaniebreanie said...

@Spanky
The more the merrier!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I consider this ratio ideal.

Meaniebreanie said...

Loney!

Spanky said...

we need a homerun, beard

Spanky said...

Could be CK's last inning. We need some runs

karen said...

The KKKKKKKKKKid deserves a win here

Come on team!!

Spanky said...

We need a rally!

Mr. Customer said...

That's good!

Meaniebreanie said...

We need a few more!

Spanky said...

Torre is leaving CK in. At least he did not bat GAARP

The Double D said...

I for one love Zambrano. At any moment, he can transform into THE ABOMINATION

karen said...

RAFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFY

Spanky said...

FUCK YEAH! RAFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

WAAAAAAAAHHHHHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

raffy is my facebook friend

karina said...

That's how I like it, son and Raffy.

Mr. Customer said...

HLACK with the celebration one-upsmanship.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That Furcal is pretty good, no?

Meaniebreanie said...

Love it! Let's get some more.

karina said...

@Delino I love Zambrano too, but he really needs to recover his old form.

Mr. Customer said...

If this score holds up, I predict we get the coveted Furcal post-game interview.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If by "old form" you mean "sanity," then yes, he does.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

does clayton have our first CG of the year?

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Mr C - best interview in baseball

karina said...

@Mr LASF he's always been like that or at least, he used to contain himself.

The Double D said...

That's Furcal's official F U to the All Star Voters

Mr. Customer said...

Kid K still mowing them down.

karina said...

Dodgers please win.

I'm on a creative rut so I need some entertainment.

Spanky said...

Nasty shit CK

Mr. Customer said...

Geico time.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Zambrano has always been insane. But this time his insanity has targeted something other than Gatorade dispensers.

Spanky said...

Zambrano should ask RonRon for his shrinks number

Spanky said...

Leave CK in fucking Torre

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Plus he has sucked this season, giving him very little wiggle room with the, y'know...

insanity.

Spanky said...

Fucking Torre...I hate you

karen said...

Why Joe?????

Josh S. said...

Goddamn Joe and his complete game allergy.

Spanky said...

Marlon Byrd-Fish or Fowl?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really don't care as long as we win.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Hit the showers Byrd!

Paul said...

One more out and we make party!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Just put this game out of it's misery, Brox.

Mr. Customer said...

Done!

karina said...

@Paul you gave me an idea

Josh S. said...

MAKING PARTY!

Spanky said...

Game

karen said...

Thank you Raffy

Josh S. said...

I hope Omar Infante gets sucked into a black hole.

Meaniebreanie said...

That's a great way to cap off the evening.

Green Lantern JBJ of Sector 1138 said...

cue the newman!!!!

Paul said...

@Karina

to make party?

rbnlaw said...

So glad we won and so glad I will be in the same time zone this time tomorrow.

Did finish off the stay in SA with some Shiner 101's and a nice fat Punch Gran Puro on the veranda.

Going to miss this heat somewhat.

karina said...

@Paul something like that!

Paul said...

Furcal hitting like Furcal of April 2008.

Pretty fuckin awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

Listened to that last 2 innings on my car radio on the way home. Noted:

1) Monday/Steiner mentioned Jameson Moss (DSBG) being there and called him the human rally monkey.

2) I love how you can hear Broxton's entry music over the radio.

3) When Byrd had that 0-2 strike called, Monday/Syeiner said he was chirping about the call. Nice pun!

We win! We make party with each other!

Dusty Baker said...

Torre just said we were dominated by Johnson last night.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K just said Raffy is an All Star in everyone on the team' s mind. Way to represent! He just gave a great interview. The Kid is solid.

Paul said...

Yeah Johnson stuck it to us.

Paul said...

Heading into the heart of Oaktown tomorrow. Busy day. Then off to Sonoma. Wine time!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whoa, really Paul, you're going to Oakland? You should be really careful. There's a lot of rioting sparking out tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

I had some good Nebbiolo tonight and it made me think o both Neeebs bc of the construction of the word and Paul because it was wine.

Dusty Baker said...

Sort that shit out in Oaktown, Paul.

Remember: No Dusty, no peace!

Paul said...

Yeah I know but I am an officer of the court. I have to represent and escorts are already being planned (not the fun kind). Plus I might get done early and head straight to Marin Brewing Company to get hammered.

Paul said...

Man Dusty everytime I think I know shit about wine I just go back to Italy and Spain and get my clock cleaned. So much out there so little time

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. Sorry I'm late, I just got home from dinner.