Saturday, July 10, 2010

Game 87 Thread: July 10 vs. Cubbies, 1p

John Ely (4-6, 4.07) vs. Tom Gorzelanny (3-5, 3.31).

COMMENTS: Having recovered nicely from dropping two of three to the Mermaids, the Boys in Blue look to ensure the series victory against the Cubbies by going gonzo on Gorzelanny. Elymania takes the national stage (the game is on Fox); can he follow the excellent examples set by both Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley (who was not traded for Cliff Lee yesterday)? One thing's for sure — hold your breath if Joe Torre decides to use Jonathan Broxton, who's thrown 31 pitches over the past two games.

108 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Section 122LG, Row M, Seats 5 - 7

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Carroll
Ethier
Kemp
Loney
Belliard
Ellis
Paul
Ely

Dusty Baker said...

Love it when Torre rolls out a semi-B squad for the marquee Saturday matchup that most of the fans look forward to in the homestand. No cut to these lads, to be sure. And Carroll could well be the best 2B we have at the moment, so no problem there. Blake is on a bad streak so I see sitting him. Ellis has paired well with Ely pitching so I see that.

Soooo...I just disputed my own argument.

Michael said...

going to the game today, not sure where the tickets are though, will update when i find out. are you going early dusty for the "on-field player photo day"?

Dusty Baker said...

@Michael

I was going to, but we got a bit of a late start and still haven't eaten. So we're headed over to Spring Street BBQ to chomp and get some beer on, then head over.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: Wash your hair, Timmmeh!

Michael said...

section 36fld row g

Josh S. said...

I fear the combo of Ely and sunshine.

I might miss the early portion of the game/ We'll be chowing on unlimited Brazilian BBQ for my nephew's b-day.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck ATT!

Mr. Customer said...

Who could predict that 40,000 people in a stadium might want to use their phones?

karen said...

C'mon John...settle yourself down

karina said...

After that Soto HR, I love more the beautiful throw Kemp just made.

Epale everyone!

karen said...

Epale Karina!

NicJ said...

Ely needs to slow down.

Michael said...

Sitting with a ton of cubs fans around me, feeling the need to smash my beer into some faces after that home run!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If Elymania hasn't been killed yet, this should do it.

Mr. Customer said...

I really miss having Manuel Aristides in the lineup when we face lefties.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, Ken Roshenthal, I get it. Dodgers missed out on Cliff Lee.

NicJ said...

So the cubs are playing the part of the Ultimate Warrior?

NicJ said...

two on with two out!

ely up, DAMN!

Steve Sax said...

I can't take listening to Buck and McCarver

Steve Sax said...

Tim McCarver is jealous of Ely's looks

karina said...

Oh, John Ely looks just like Mathew McConaughey.

Who knew?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Ely made Tommy throw some pitches.

NicJ said...

This goober is shutting us down so far.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, at least his pitch count is up.

NicJ said...

Ely not helping himself out.

NicJ said...

two on for Byrd Ruth.

NicJ said...

I wanted byrd to be drilled, but not by the guy who cant throw above 90

karen said...

Ely needs to grow a pair and settle the hell down

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

T-Slick warming up.

NicJ said...

I still like Ely better than having Juan Pierre on the team.

NicJ said...

just need a ground ball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wish Garland were still here.

NicJ said...

crap, is that the first walked in run we have issued this year?

karen said...

Walked in a run. Oh geez

NicJ said...

Oh shut the hell up buck.

karina said...

I wish Lowe was still on the team.

(Mr LASF me too)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lowe isn't exactly burning up the NL East. His walk rates are at an career-low. I miss Lowe's production, but I certainly don't miss Lowe.

NicJ said...

Travis is very close to wild pitching in a run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's see GAARP do that.

NicJ said...

finally we get Byrd out.

karen said...

XP shoots down that byrd!

Mr. Customer said...

This isn't going according to plan.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a craptacular attempt by Belly2.

NicJ said...

figures the game we lose is the one on big fox.

karen said...

It's about damn time

NicJ said...

well on the bright side with the game pretty much decided i dont have to listen to this crap commentary anymore.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not one run charged to T-Slick, though in his defense he got some shoddy defense from Belly2.

Steve Sax said...

Well, this game isn't going well. Nice tandem of Xavier Paul to AJ Ellis to get Byrd at the plate, though.

Steve Sax said...

It looks hot out there Dusty!

Michael said...

Sad performance by Ely, don't know what to say...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lou sounds drunk.

karen said...

MSB in the house!

NicJ said...

id like to see what our record on fox games are. Always seems like we are getting embarrassed on those days.

Like when Lincecum beat us all by himself.

Michael said...

DefinitelĂ˝ sunny, would have left already if I didn't spend 60 on the tickets, haha

MR. F said...

Eesh.

Mr. Customer said...

I sound drunk, too.

No, wait...

Josh S. said...

Well...this is distressing.

How did we get stuck with Suck and McAwful? This isn't even the main national game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - They're in the area for the All Star Game.

Josh S. said...

Oh yeah. Duh.

I thought the All-Star game was on some nebulous coast somewhere.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Buck: "Dodgers have to make this a little more interesting..."

Always wanting other people to do your job, huh Buck?

Steve Sax said...

We certainly aren't putting up much of a fight.

karen said...

YAY for the Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Again, whenever I see DeWitt, he's flailing at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal, on the other hand, is still potent.

Josh S. said...

"He was CLEARLY out."

Yeah, he was. Teams get breaks sometimes. TRY not judging for once, you two knuckleheads.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And yet, they don't say "That was CLEARLY a ball." Douches.

Steve Sax said...

Yay Ethier!!!

Yay Byrd!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for poor fielding!

Mr. Customer said...

Dre breaks the seal!

Steve Sax said...

Come on Kempy

Steve Sax said...

Damn.

At least we are on the board!

Michael said...

Furcal is something else the past couple of weeks

Josh S. said...

Ay, Jay!

Josh S. said...

Nertz.

MR. F said...

Aw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Monasterios is pitching!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw fuck it.

Josh S. said...

Are we better off switching Ely's and Monny's roles until a trade can be made?

Also, the placement of the beach ball in the Aramis home run replay was kinda funny. (I'm taking what I can from this game.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when Fukudome was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and everybody loved him, and he was an All Star? I don't.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal did not get shoved out because of the "every team" rule. He got shut out because Charlie Manuel is a stupid moron who made Omar Infante an All Star.

Josh S. said...

This is an intense game...



...of Bejeweled that I'm playing on my iPhone.

Dusty Baker said...

IM BEGINNING TO DOUBT WHETHER MONASTERIOS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HE STILL STRUCK OUT THE SIDE DAMMIT

Michael said...

Almost got a foul ball in my beer but a bitch ass cubs fan knocked it out!

Steve Sax said...

0-for-3s from both Kemp and Loney

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax from a long ways back

It is hot if you're sitting down close. I'm I'm shade and there's a slight breeze and it's gorgeous as long as you don't look up at the scoreboard.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax from a long ways back

It is hot if you're sitting down close. I'm I'm shade and there's a slight breeze and it's gorgeous as long as you don't look up at the scoreboard.

Josh S. said...

Tim McCarver is in early 2009, explaining Russell's J.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're still sticking with the "This One Counts" slogan? Because the rest of the All Star games meant nothing?

Josh S. said...

Fuuuuuuuck.

karen said...

Just what I want...a Fox Sports cap

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's hard to believe that Joe Buck Live could have been canceled. He's so damn funny.

karina said...

Monasterios deserves a chance as starter, he's not spectacular, he might not be the future of the organization, but he can make a decent job.

Believe me, I've seen this guy as a starter for years.

There, I said it.

Josh S. said...

Are Cub bloggers bitching about Marmol being used here?

Steve Sax said...

Why GAARP??????

karina said...

I had to go out to get some wine for a party I have tonight. I had bought vodka but I was told we're drinking wine tonight. Didn't find what I always buy and got confused on a row of stuff I don't know.

Missed Dusty, Paul and Mr C on that moment.

I did what a graphic designer does:get the most good looking bottle.

Josh S. said...

How many games have ended with GA fail?

Steve Sax said...

K for GA.

karina said...

King James, a RBI, please, for luck

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe Buck was so happy to say "Game Over." The bastard.

Mr. Customer said...

Dignity run, but not enough to make this game worth watching.

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Steve Sax said...

Well, we can't be in first place at the break.

Josh S. said...

We can be in third!

karina said...

@Steve Sax don't worry, it's how you end the season.

Michael said...

End the season with a new owner and gm!