Friday, July 16, 2010

Game 90 Thread: July 16 @ Cards, 5p

Chad Billingsley (7-4, 4.14) vs. Jaime Garcia (8-4, 2.17).

COMMENTS (from Sax): Well, that first game back from the All-Star Break didn't go as planned. The Dodgers' 7-1 loss, driven by a tough outing by Clayton Kershaw (4.1 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) and 0-fers from Rafael Furcal, Matt Kemp, Manny Ramirez, James Loney, and Casey Blake (a combined 0-for-17 with no walks and 6 Ks), is one thing. But meanwhile, Tim Lincecum rolled the Giants to victory, and the Padres got an extra day off thanks to the parity-loving folks in the Commissioner's Office. Oh yeah, and this McCourt divorce stuff doesn't just mean that we ain't getting any relief help in the 'pen; it's so bad, even pitchers we don't even want on our team still get in the game (0.2 IP, 1 K, 1 H, 7.09 ERA). Can Chad Billingsley get us back on course before we fall into a tie for third place?

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Dusty Baker said...

Furcal 6
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Ramirez 7
Blake 5
Loney 3
Martin 2
Carroll 4
Billingsley 1

Dusty Baker said...

Per a Tweet from Jim Bowden:

"Ned Colletti just told us that he is looking to add a starting pitcher and a reliever and he has the flexibility to make a major transaction"

Dusty Baker said...

I think I'm going to need to get good and hammered for tonight's game. Parents: hide your kids.

Jason said...

Giants sign Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal: will the Dodgers get another opportunity to pad some stats against him this year?

Dusty Baker said...

Did they sign Willis to throw batting practice or what?

Josh S. said...

Ned should have flexibility, considering how many times he's been told to go fuck himself.

And with that, I'm gonna go take a nap. See ya around game time.

Mr. Customer said...

Nothin' like a little D-train to D-rail the Jints' playoff hopes.

Jason said...

D-Train has been assigned to the bullpen in AAA Fresno. I'm not sure how that story could possibly get more depressing.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Your new assignment: go heckle D-Train at AAA Fresno.

Dusty Baker said...

How are there conflicting edits? I'm the only idiot saying anything.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Eric!

Dusty Baker said...

Get us started, Raf--

Way to get us started, Raffy!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Getting the game tonight, the Dodgers broadcast.

Dodgers, are you going to allow that I see you losing back to back nights?

Mr. Customer said...

Time to abandon ship. There's beer cooling at home and I'm here at work.
I will shortly remedy that problem.

Dusty Baker said...

Crowd too hot even to muster much of a boo when Manny stepped in.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

You finally get the LA broadcast, but no Vinny? That's just cruel!

Dusty Baker said...

Break out of your funk, Beard Mode!

Dusty Baker said...

20!

Spanky said...

Hey Peeps! Whats the haps?

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky in tha house!

Dusty Baker said...

Beard just CANNOT get anything going lately.

karen said...

Epale Everyone!

Epale karina, you lucky girl, you get to listen to Eric Collins with the rest of us

Spanky said...

Awww Yeah! Got an 18 pack of malt liquor Cooling in the freeze. Lets get this shit started.

Dusty Baker said...

What flavor do you have, Spanky?

I'm sippin' on a two-fo of Red Stripe now.

Josh S. said...

Can I go back to sleep now?

Dusty Baker said...

Aw, fuck, Manny already taken out.

karina said...

@Mr C sort of, but at this moment I'm grateful I can watch the game on TV

Dusty Baker said...

That walk Manny drew must have tweaked his hammy.

Josh S. said...

All he did was walk! Is he being traded?

Spanky said...

Got a six of Icehouse and a 12 of Steel Reserve. All tall boys. And a coffin for dessert. Been a rough week.

karina said...

@karen now I can complain with you all!

He hasn't irritated me, yet.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Manny just needs a hug.

Spanky said...

C'mon Bills

Dusty Baker said...

Ahhh, you're partial to the Steel Reserve, Spanky. When I was selecting a road pop at the store this afternoon, I almost snagged a big ole Steel Reserve in your honor. But in the end I couldn't resist the siren song of Red Stripe.

karen said...

Here we go

Dusty Baker said...

Did Ethier know he was supposed to field the ball and throw it back to the infield?

Spanky said...

Damn

Josh S. said...

Yep. Definitely going back to sleep.

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny would be having a Winn-gasm if he were calling this game.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK ME BILLS THROW IT SO THEY CAN'T HIT IT!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, 'cuz you always want to spot the Cardinals three in the first.

Spanky said...

Man! WTF Lord of the thighs

NicJ said...

You know It ain't your night when Randy Winn is beating you. I'm starting to think we would have been better off with just skipping this trip.

Josh S. said...

IT'S TOO EARLY TO BE FUCKED IN THE ARMPIT!

Dusty Baker said...

Can Fernando still pitch? Even if we could get him to eat 5 and a third innings every five days, that would be better than this shite who keeps showing up (or not, as the case may be).

karina said...

@Josh some foreplay would have been nice...unless THIS is foreplay

NicJ said...

It's getting to a point in the season where just beating up on the NL West isn't good enough anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, Josh. You're right. Not enough foreplay yet.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker if we could convince Wilson Alvarez out of retirement

Dusty Baker said...

HAAAAAAHHHH! Nice, Karina. We were thinking the same thing.

Dusty Baker said...

We could use Don Drysdale's dead, severed arm to throw the ball and it would be more effective than some of the outings Bills has had.

*checks to see if dondrysdalesdeadseveredarm.com is available for a Blog name*

karina said...

great minds, Dusty

I'll take this lousy fielding

Dusty Baker said...

I'd prefer to see Matt Holliday drop fly balls, but I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

After MSB hustling to a triple, we had better score him.

Dusty Baker said...

WTF is Lyons talking about, ballet? SHUT UP, man. Just call the damn game.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Your #FF Tweets today were hilarious. Thx for the laughs!

Spanky said...

We need a 1,2,3 inning. Well I need.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

It's funny you said that b/c just a few minutes ago I Tweeted:

"Is it too much to ask for #Dodgers to start a game with a 1-2-3 inning (I mean our pitchers, not our batters, for the record)?"

Dusty Baker said...

TBLA reporting:

"For any Manny speculators, Trayvon Robinson was removed from the @ChattLookouts game in the middle of the 3rd inning. Unsure of any injury"

Spanky said...

@ dusty
I'm stealing your tweets and posting them here as my own.
Wha happened to manny?

Dusty Baker said...

Calf tightness...day to day

Spanky said...

OOH Loney that was nice

Fred's Brim said...

what
the
shit?

Spanky said...

RALLY!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, E. Make it 4-2 w one swing and we're right back in it.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny needs to start juicing again. Maybe he could at least get 6 weeks and some good offense before he gets caught.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker thank you very much! if you liked them, that was the purpose.

It's funny you said that, because I did a #FF to a couple of my girlfriends, who have been in campaign so a famous venezuelan actor retweets them. I was joking, because they've been on campaign for days.

Guess what? he retweeted me with my #FF and my friend just called me to tell me that. She asked how I did it and I told her I'm adorable EVEN when I type :)

p.s: that particular actor was very nice with me long time ago, I'm sure he won't remember me but he's officially in the list of people I don't know but I like with no good reason.

karina said...

I talk to a friend and the Cards score another run? geez!

Fred's Brim said...

Does anybody like this directly-behind-the pitcher view?

Spanky said...

Hop on this Lyons!

Fred's Brim said...

there's one back

karina said...

Dodgers score!

karen said...

WE SCORE! WE SCORE!!

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, we're not losing as bad as we were earlier!

See, karina, you turn your attention back to the game and we fare better. Lesson learned.

Fred's Brim said...

can we outscore Chad tonight?

Spanky said...

Beardo!
Fucking KKemp. Run MoFo. Haven't you learned?

Fred's Brim said...

two
nice work, FJL

Dusty Baker said...

Sprayin' 'em now!!!

Spanky said...

Lone-Dogg Baby!

Fred's Brim said...

you got anything, Russ?

Dusty Baker said...

I love FJL. As long as he isn't GIDP, he's my main man. My man FJL.

karina said...

King James RBI!

side note: we all know King james is not a power hitter but he damn*good contact hitter with a great glove.

*pardon my french

Dusty Baker said...

@FB re: JMart

Nothin'.

Fred's Brim said...

no he doesn't
Russ just trying not to get out and take the walk

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, I forgot to drink that whole half inning.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton gave up a ton of hits yesterday and was hit pretty hard vs the Cubs the start before. I wonder if something's wrong with him.

Spanky said...

What a let down

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

You been able to find any Esta es mi ciudad - San Fernando Valley t-shirts on the internets yet? I've looked around here and there but couldn't come up with anything for you.

I wear mine a lot (Mrs Dusty might say I overwear it) and it always gets me some nice comments and hat tips.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't think anything's wrong with Kid K. Just not in a groove.

Spanky said...

Fuck Fucking Pulgas
Hollownutz tambien

karina said...

This is good, ladies and gents. It's not a shutout and it's only a 2 run lead. Go Dodgers!

Don't worry for the lead off Pujols single, he hits everyone...

Dusty Baker said...

Holliday just SMOKED that ball like Snoop on a Philly.

Fred's Brim said...

Randy Winn you arent any good and you know that. Time to cut the shit and play to your real talent

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty just called from her drive home and said "Pulgas sucks! We should just throw at him!"

I've taught her well.

Spanky said...

Randy Winn is still in the league

Dusty Baker said...

Pulgas stoppped at third, too. Is he THAT slow these days?

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo, no outs.

inhale, exhale, repeat.

Fred's Brim said...

god i hate this

Fred's Brim said...

Chad you make me so sad. No other Dodger does this to me

Spanky said...

This is going to be very bad

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho full of Red scum

Dusty Baker said...

ALright, time to stop fooling around and hit the Dos XX.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB been looking on Ebay regularly but havent seen any. there's always some Taiwan and Cuba ones there but no Fernando shirts. It's a great shirt so I can understand why nobody's wants to sell it. Thanks for keeping an eye out though!

Spanky said...

Pulgas is all roided out he can't even walk right

Dusty Baker said...

If I ever see one on someone I'll try to put some roofies in his drink and gank his shirt.

karina said...

why do you call Pujols "Pulgas"?

He hates that nickname "El Hombre"

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Because his last name is so close to "pulgas"

Fred's Brim said...

getting to the bottom of the order keeps it to one run

Fred's Brim said...

@DB: awesome! Do what you gotta do!

Spanky said...

I'd prefer to call Pujols "Mutt". But then I call everyone Mutt by default.

Spanky said...

Ackbar

karina said...

Carroll is really growing on me...on the other hand, I'm clueless about my son.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Do you think your son JMart is rebelling against you? Maybe he just needs his space.

Dusty Baker said...

Why the hell did you pull the bat back, Bills? useless waste of an AB.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad, what is wrong with you?
Is he a problem drinker or something?

Spanky said...

@ Karina
Your son needs to be spanked(no pun intended) and be told to shape up or else.

Dusty Baker said...

We got that punk lil rookie bastard out of the game. Hook was quicker than RB on free Budweiser at a reception.

Dusty Baker said...

Chad makes us all problem drinkers.

Fred's Brim said...

there has to be something wrong with him. Injury, drink, drugs, weight, something

karina said...

@Dusty Baker @Spanky parenting is way harder than I expected. Maybe he needs to be grounded (as opposed to hit grounders all the time). A spank? isn't he too old for that?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre to tie it up?

Dusty Baker said...

No, you're never too old to be spanked.

Ask Neeebs' mom.

karina said...

Dre, how about a HR?

Fred's Brim said...

shut your damn mouth, ump

Spanky said...

@ Karina
You are never to old for a spanking

Fred's Brim said...

look at that SOB staring down Dre as he walked away

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

In all seriousness, I think it's his mental makeup. You can tell how angry he gets at himself at the very slightest of error. Then it's all downhill. There's no doubt that the raw talent is there, but he just seems to get down on himself too much and too quickly, and doesn't have that killer instinct.

Spanky said...

You beat me again Dusty. Fucker

Fred's Brim said...

Neeeb's mom isn't old

Dusty Baker said...

FB said "there has to be something wrong with him. Injury, drink, drugs, weight, something"

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, Spanky. You should have first dibs on all spanking references.

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a crack whore! Can we get the god dang leadoff man out once?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB you are probably right, but if it came out that Chad had to go where Belli had to go, it wouldn't surprise me one bit

Fred's Brim said...

this shit has gotten very old

karina said...

I'm tired of all this movement on bases with no outs.

Spanky said...

Bills just needs to be aggressive. You got a mid 90's weapon at your disposal to use to strike fear. Use that shit man.

karina said...

Hehe, we're all saying the same things.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB seriously - my own ears were burining when I typed that!

Dusty Baker said...

Way to back up the 3B on that play, Bills. Fat lazy fucker.

karen said...

Mark McGuire looks like a shriveled up old man. Pretty sad.

Spanky said...

Up and In right here Bills

Fred's Brim said...

Cards are going to score in every inning

Fred's Brim said...

i'm sorry for saying these bad things, Chad. I like you and want you do so well. But I am just frustrated, as I am sure you are, and I try to come up with answers. But I should just keep that to myself instead of saying hurtful things

Fred's Brim said...

Free James, I like you too

Fred's Brim said...

cmon sonny boy!

Fred's Brim said...

gah!

Dusty Baker said...

Did Karina hijack Fred's Brim's account or something?

Fred's Brim said...

time for me to go
going to drink and think about other things

Dusty Baker said...

Can we just get back to talking about waterless urinals again?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

What are these strange "other things" of which you speak?

karina said...

@Dusty Baker there's nothing wrong with Fred's Brim embracing the good side of things.

By the way, I canceled a night out because the Dodgers were on tv.

karina said...

@karen I think McGwire looks good.

karen said...

George Sherrill won't go away

Spanky said...

FB went EMO

NicJ said...

Nice of bills and kershaw to completely suck ass so sherrill is able to get some work in.

karina said...

I don't understand this situation with Sherrill

Spanky said...

The Ghost is coming in

Dusty Baker said...

Great! Flat Breezy coming in to save the day.

All those negative tweeters are going to have a field day with this.

karen said...

@karina

Do you really?? I think he looks so small and old with the grey goatee

Dusty Baker said...

"FB went EMO"

Hah. Now I'm picturing Fernando from FB's avatar looking all Emo'd out.

Dusty Baker said...

Perfect place to have Flat Breezy pitch for his future: On the road, losing but game within reach, against a talented offensive team. This will work out well!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

You made the right decision about staying in.

karen said...

I don't think I've ever seen a player on waivers and still being played

NicJ said...

Don't worry guys tomorrow is a fox game and it's in st Louis. So that's gonna go awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

COme on, Flat Breezy- I'm pulling for you man!

NicJ said...

McGwire looks like Santa claus with his grey hair and gold wire glasses.

karen said...

Thanks Breezy

karina said...

See Dodgers, guys on waivers can't pitch on MLB games!

Dusty Baker said...

This is just gut-wrenching to see Breezy go through.

NicJ said...

It's crazy how he just can't get right handers out.

Paul said...

Man this game sucks

D Train says "hi" and " fuck it is hot in this town."

Dusty Baker said...

One K between two SPs in two nights for Dodger pitching in this series. How could we even TRY to do that?

karina said...

@karen I have always thought men look their best between 35-50 and he's the reason I'll look twice to redheads.

Dusty Baker said...

Alright, Karina - I still have another ten years before I fall out of your acceptable zone!

karina said...

That Dre's catch made me smile

karen said...

Great catch by Dre

NicJ said...

To be completely honest going into this series I was thinking we were getting swept.

Hoping different but thinking sweep. We never win here.

karina said...

Did I say acceptable? I said "prime" and nice people, like you, get better with age. And you're a man.

karina said...

Game is not over.

Dusty Baker said...

Here's a little something to lighten our mood. Colt 45 commercial from the 60s:

http://youtu.be/2aXhtJzeXYY

Spanky said...

It's a shame about Sherrill and GAARP too. They are probably good people. But circumstances sheds them in this negative light. You should know when it is over though.


Also I think Karina needs a cold shower

karina said...

@Nic J 7:02 you just left me with no expectations for tomorrow's game.

karina said...

I don't need anything, Spanky.

Dusty Baker said...

Monster Cheerios in. This will be a great outing for him, getting to face a potent offense in a likely losing effort on the road. This could be a real confidence booster.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

What up with opening Bolivar's tomb to examine the remains?

Dusty Baker said...

Great, now we have Lyons talking about his "storied" career. Just shoot me. But don't have Flat Breezy do it because he'd miss.

Dusty Baker said...

Rox lost.

Paul said...

I miss Vinny.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I'm scared, I'm sure that's bad Santeria. A few days ago, they moved the symbolic remains of Manuelita Saenz, one of the women involved in Latin American independence and one of the Bolivar's lovers from Peru to Caracas. Those acts are not random.

I don't know if you know something about Santeria, but rituals involving dirt from dead people or cemetery are very evil, as evil you can imagine. I'm telling you this from my practicing Catholic perspective.

Dusty Baker said...

It's like Collins is interviewing Lyons about his career and his thoughts on steroids and such. This is NOT calling a game! Come on, fellas.

karina said...

Gold Star for you, XP.

Now let's score some runs.

Paul said...

They didn't score!!! Hooray for our team!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Yep, I knew re: Santeria.

And I'd sacrifice a chicken or something if I thought it would help our starting pitching.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker hahahahahaha, we could pay some Santeria people to prepare a bath for Dodgers, so they start hitting against all NL West.

By the way, animal sacrifice is also used for evil purposes.

Dusty Baker said...

Everything I know about Santeria I learned in that movie "Angel Heart."

Dusty Baker said...

As Sublime once said:

I don't practice santeria got no crystal ball
Well I had a million dollars but I'd spend it all

Josh S. said...

Checking back in. Been busy. Why are we so awful?

NicJ said...

I got all my Santeria knowledge from sublime.

Mr. Customer said...

Shiiiit. This game didn't go well, did it? I can't leave y'all alone for an hour?

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