Saturday, July 17, 2010

Game 91 Thread: July 17 @ Cards, 1p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-7, 3.87) vs. Adam Wainwright (13-5, 2.11).

COMMENTS: If the National League winning the All-Star Game knocked your world off its axis, don't worry — things are back to normal. Manny's hurt (Martin too!), the fifth starter position is up for grabs, and the Cardinals are owning the Dodgers. Look what MLB.com has to say about Wainwright:

Well, Wainwright is at home, so you can pencil him down for at least six innings with no more then three runs allowed. Wainwright's quality start streak at Busch Stadium currently sits at 24 games -- best all-time in Major League history.

How in the name of Zeus' butthole has he done that? Oh, and did I mention today's game is being broadcast on Fox? Enjoy!

160 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Yay! No Eric Collins! Yay! No Steve Lyons!

Boo-urns! We get McStupid. (add frowny emoticon here)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

MR. F said...

Curse my feeble body.

Dusty Baker said...

Juan Castro released by Phiwwies.

Paul said...

We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do.
George S. Patton, Jr.

Paul said...

Holy shit a SOSG fest? Ahhhhhhh man I have to try and make that happen. If I pass the application and survive carbonite freezing process that is.

rbnlaw said...

We got to beat them socs (pronounced "soshes"). We got to.
We got to do it for Manny.
You hear me? we do it for Manny!

Paul said...

Starring Xavier Paul as "Ponyboy"

rbnlaw said...

Yes, but shall be our wild and reckless Dally, leading us into the Big Rumble?

Paul said...

Casey Blake? Naaaw he is more of a Derry character.

Stay Gold Rbn!!!

Dusty Baker said...

This whole DeWitt then Blake bit in the lineup is creeping me out and ruining the lineup symmetry.

Dusty Baker said...

Dylan Hernandez just reported:

"No DL for Manny or Martin. Both expected back early next week."

rbnlaw said...

Matt Kemp is our Dally Winston.

Now, who to play the eternal joker, Two-Bit Matthews?

Josh S. said...

Giving DeWitt a little avatar love, hoping it can bring some of his pop back.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Joyce! We're pullin for ya.

MR. F said...

Why the hell do I have Rays vs. Yank-mes? I'm still in California. How the hell is this Yank-me regional action? UGH. DIE FOX DIE.

Dusty Baker said...

I had to make a BevMo run and was listening to the Cubs v Phiwwies on the radio. Marmol's 9th inning meltdown was pricesless as called by that huge homer guy who does the Cubs radio.

Polanco's hit that scored the tying run met with "Gooooooooood....just...gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwddd...[long silence]...gaaaaaaaahhhhh...." and it went on about two minutes.

Marmol's 9th inning line: 5 walks, 4 runs, 1 hit allowed.

Dusty Baker said...

I like Raffy's aggressiveness to lead off games and innings. He's feeling it. I even liked that flyout. Get some wood on the ball early and get to the pitchers these days, I say.

[I said get some wood]

NicJ said...

God damn it. Fox Buck'd us again. At least EK is with him.

NicJ said...

Looks like he is throwing a whiffleball.

Dusty Baker said...

I did it like this. I did it like that. I did it with a whiffleball bat.

Josh S. said...

Box fucked us again?

Josh S. said...

EK tends to be a Dodger hater when he calls their games. It's his idea of objectivity.

MR. F said...

I literally have no way to watch this game. Fox fucked me. Fuck.

Dusty Baker said...

In the extreme few circumstances there is a situation there is actually a Dodger supporter or former player who calls a national game or writes a huge sports article, I want him to be a homer for us. It can't begin to combat the Yankees, Red Sox, Cards, Cubs, etc. homerism but it would at least make me feel better.

Dusty Baker said...

That's insane, Mr. F. You mean they don't draw a line down the middle of the country and everyone on one side gets one broadcast and the other side gets the other game?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Fox fucked me."

Isn't that what Brian Austin Green said last week?

Dusty Baker said...

How did David Silver end up with that little minx?

Dusty Baker said...

JLo gets it started!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A real firstbaseman would have hit that for a home run.

MR. F said...

I don't understand the reference.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What reference?

MR. F said...

Brian Austin Green?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just look him up on Wikipedia.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GAARP could have done that.

NicJ said...

The one thing xp absolutely can't do and he does it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate you, Joe Buck.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh lord, Joyce. You didn't just do that.

NicJ said...

Serioulsly why does buck have to be such an asshole. Alright it was a bad play

Dusty Baker said...

"Funky Cold Molinas"

That's lame. Unless I would have thought of it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

AJ FOR C!!!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Stick with the Supreme Court, John Jay.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

Did you have dreams about Scooby Doo last night?

karina said...

@Dusty Baker nope. I watched one hour of Scooby Doo and another hour of Tom and Jerry while I was trying to get some sleep.

You said that like it was not appropriate for grown ups to watch old cartoons on a Friday night.

Steve Sax said...

Monday went the whole inning without telling the score!

Mr. Customer said...

@karina, db

I posit that it isn't appropriate for mature adults.

Perfectly fine for us here, though.

Paul said...

Rufus Wainwright is 9-0 at home. Wow never tell me the odds.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

No! I love cartoons, especially those two. I'd rather watch 4 hours of Scooby Doo than 15 seconds of reality TV jibberish.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Exactly. I'm rarely if ever accused of being either mature or grown up.

Dusty Baker said...

Raffy had that pitch grooved all the way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't get this idea of "playing meaningful games." That's like saying when a guy goes out to pitch, he's not giving it 100%. Just because the guys on the Padres never really played games that could impact October doesn't mean they will just wilt under pressure. If they're good, they're good. If they can't keep it up, it's not because they just couldn't handle meaningful games. It's because they didn't play well.

Dusty Baker said...

Does Kemp even care any more? Looked like he could barely be bothered.

Josh S. said...

Kemp sucks.

Paul said...

Piazza Karros Mondesi Ziele.

Good times.


Fuck you Brian Johnson and your lucky swing.

Paul said...

Kemp needs to grow a stache and a pair.

Dusty Baker said...

The batter waved the runner over with his hand on a dropped ball! Holy shit, what a heads up play! Thanks for that masterful insight, EK.

Josh S. said...

WHO SAID ELLIS FOR CATCHER?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ellis left his glasses at the hotel.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit, Ellis. Start looking for the ball right in front of you first, THEN if it's not there look behind you.

Dusty Baker said...

ELLIS IS NOT THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION!!!

karina said...

Kuroda is wild as a young Keith Richards.

Paul said...

Colby swinging at the cheese.

karina said...

@Mr C @Dusty Baker thanks for the support! inmature grown ups unite!

Josh S. said...

@Paul: At least he didn't hit a jack.

Dusty Baker said...

And: dyslexics untie!

Josh S. said...

I love that Kuroda doesn't (usually) lose his shit when he gets in trouble.

Dusty Baker said...

Rasmus not so Gooda.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Or old Keith Richards.

Josh S. said...

I also love this Foster's Freeze Reese's Twister.

#fatthoughts

Dusty Baker said...

I had a Reese's McDonald's Flurry thing yesterday. God dang it was gooooood. I'll get a large one next time.

Dusty Baker said...

115 degrees on the field. Dayum!

Josh S. said...

It's 110 there?! I'd be playing like garbage too!

Josh S. said...

Or 115.

Dusty Baker said...

I am sure I would be playing like garbage if it were anything much over about 73 degrees.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm sure I'd be playing like garbage, period. Exclamation point. Comma. Parentheses. Backslash colon.

Dusty Baker said...

You're right Josh. It is 110 not 115. I misread it.

I'll bet Padilla is pretty much passed out due to water loss at this point.

Dusty Baker said...

I had a backslash colon once, but it was just an infection and it went away with some antibiotics.

Josh S. said...

A "galliant" effort, indeed.

Paul said...

Jay must have a glove made out of Swiss.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Casey Blake has had a "decent run" with LA, according to Joe Buck.

Just say you hate us, Buck. We all know it.

Dusty Baker said...

I would punch Buck in the face if I ever ran into him. then I'd punch him again and tell him that was for McCarver.

Josh S. said...

Damn. Check Pooholes for super glue.

Paul said...

Bulllllllshit.

Mr. Customer said...

Come on, kids. You gotta be getting hits in the right sequence.

karina said...

DeWaste :(

Dusty Baker said...

Josh's avatar seems to be working for Joyce on the offensive front so far.

karina said...

115 degrees? that's not for rookies :)

Josh S. said...

Leeme guess. We won't get a million replays of that showing that the Cards got a break.

Dusty Baker said...

I stand up to cancer as much as the next guy, but get this little shitweasel guy off my screen.

Josh S. said...

I was wrong and Joe Buck thinks his foot was off the bag.

Huh.

Josh S. said...

I would kick cancer's ass in a straight up streetfight, but that bitch is ducking me.

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at Holliday's nads!

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis knew where the ball was!

Dusty Baker said...

Herbie Hancock and Joe Torre exactly the same age? Doesn't seem right.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yes, Buck. Kuroda has done absolutely nothing to fool or deceive the Cardinal batters. They are just being stupid and clumsy and foolish and ignorant.

Just like you.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe AJ Burnett is available for us to acquire.

Dusty Baker said...

Come the fuck on, Jim Joyce!

Dusty Baker said...

Did they just have that Kuroda-hit-in-head clip cued up to show in case he got hit in this game???

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw dammit.

Dusty Baker said...

We CANNOT let a man named Skip beat us!

NicJ said...

So today is the day we get screwed over by the umpiring crew.

Dusty Baker said...

Alright, Hiro!

It's still 0-0 in my book.

karina said...

Guys, hold on the fort!

Speaking of immature adults, my dad is going to take us to eat ice cream.

Go Blue!

Paul said...

I think the droid needs the Jawas to sell them.

Josh S. said...

FURCAL!

And, like clockwork, FOX11 HD starts to completely fall apart. It does this to me almost every national Dodger game.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh-

Do you have uVerse? I can't recall where you ended up with your audi/video/cable needs. (I need to start a new spreadsheet on this.)

Mercifully Charter Cable of Pasadena is holding firm.

Dusty Baker said...

First and third with one out, JLo coming up. Come on, FJL!

Steve Sax said...

Loney, do this!

Dusty Baker said...

RISP? What's that?

Josh S. said...

I ended up talking Charter into lowering my bill, so I'm still with them for now.

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT LONEY

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I wish there was a gif that could appropriately express the level of frustration I am experiencing right now.

Oh wait. There is

Josh S. said...

The ump probably wouldn't get so hot if he didn't wear all those layers under his shirt.

Dusty Baker said...

Umps should consult with Mr. C for layering advice.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck, my Josh-avatar belief is crumbling.

Dusty Baker said...

^ I mean, I still believe in Josh; his existence is provable.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Or is it?

Dusty Baker said...

Helluva good job from Hiro. Good lord, 110 degree heat, Cards offense at their home Yard, only allowed 1 one that wouldn't have even scored if not for Bill Joyce umpiring. Have to say he's had a good outing.

Steve Sax said...

Y KANT WE SKOR

(Tori Amos reference of the day)

Josh S. said...

GA will have to settle for being the first out instead of the third out. Sorry man, you gotta EARN the right to kill a rally.

Dusty Baker said...

I still want a win, but if we can't win,I want Colby to get a golden sombrero.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

Could there be any more white people at one game?

I guess if they started a franchise in Vermont.

Josh S. said...

The only way GAARP will ever be part of a highlight reel.

Dusty Baker said...

I hate wasted strikes!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, no runs, no win fellas.

Get it in gear!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like losses that could have been wins.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp hitting .258 (minus whatever the groundout just got him). Less than impressive. Big players on big teams step up...Kemp has not.

Dusty Baker said...

Well, gotta go get hammered with my boss to celebrate his bday.

On to the radio coverage...

NicJ said...

Two blowout losses followed by a shut out loss. How are we going to lose tomorrow? Blown save?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It would be nice to win one game, just to take the season series.

Josh S. said...

Wow. A visible "Shit!" from Joe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're giving a standing ovation for the guy who puts down a bunt?

Did he give a curtain call?

rbnlaw said...

Well this hasn't gone as expected. Back from Occidental College and watching volleyball.

Hot up in that bish, fo sho.
Milk was a bad choice.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Does Weaver still have his bases-loaded magic?

rbnlaw said...

Hey, it's EK giving some science.

Josh S. said...

Joe cracks me up when he sprints from the dugout to the third base line and then strrrrooolllls to the mound.

rbnlaw said...

Boy, them Saint Louie fans don't know fair from foul, do they?

Mr. Customer said...

Fack.

Josh S. said...

Sac fly! They're going to retire his number for that.

rbnlaw said...

These people applaud sliding into second on the double-play.
Not much going on in St. Looie, eh?

rbnlaw said...

2 runs will probably be more than enough. . .unless they bring in Franklin.

Josh S. said...

OH SHIT NO NO

NONONONONONONONONO!!!!

rbnlaw said...

Oh for the love of shit. Let it be a cramp.

Mr. Customer said...

Fucking Cardinals...

rbnlaw said...

Base hit, Joyce. Just a hit.

Please?

NicJ said...

Everyone pray that's just a cramp.

We have zero depth at first base in the minors.

Josh S. said...

SAVE US, BEARD.

rbnlaw said...

Good at-bat, Joyce. Albecracky just called.
Your room is ready.

Josh S. said...

Meanwhile...

How the hell can paint be hi-def?

Josh S. said...

Tomorrow we will lose by forfeit.

NicJ said...

We should at least have a shot at the game tomorrow. Suppan is pitching.

MR. F said...

We suck.

Mr. Customer said...

Is this a rerun from April?

rbnlaw said...

Well this certainly sucks.

Josh S. said...

Why is there no news on Loney yet?

Josh S. said...

Ah, just a cramp.

NicJ said...

Fourth place again.

rbnlaw said...

I just got back from Dave and Buster's in Irvine, watching the D-Bags hand another win to the fucking Pod-rays.

Why can't we be playing in the division right now?

Oh, and the Angels won.
yay.