Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Game 94 Thread: July 20 vs. Giants, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 3.16) vs. Tim Lincecum (10-4, 2.94).

COMMENTS: As the Dodgers continue their free fall through the NL West — only 14 more games until we catch the Diamondbacks! — we can at least pause to enjoy this matchup of two of the finest young pitchers in the game. True, Kershaw is two Cy Youngs behind Lincecum, but Kershaw (only 22 years old!) is still enjoying what could be his breakout season.

Tonight is also James Loney Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium, so let's take a moment to recognize Loney's consistency. He leads the Dodgers in doubles, total hits and RBIs, and somehow seems to avoid the injuries and big slumps that have affected some of his teammates. Sure, he could hit for more power — he's on pace for another 13 HRs this year (see what I mean about consistency?). But overall, he's our King James.

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Paul said...

Despair 5
Anger 8
Frustration 7
Disgruntlement 3
Failure 4
Irritation 6
Bitter 9
Annoyance 2
Help!!! 1

Josh S. said...

BRAD AUSMUS IS BACK TO SAVE US ALL!

Oh, and that Ramirez dude is on the "sitting around collecting a paycheck" list again.

NicJ said...

Why the fuck is frustration batting third!?!?

TORRE IS AN IDIOT!!!

Josh S. said...

I hope the eBay prices for the Loney bobblehead don't get too ridiculous.

Neeebs said...

@Nic:

At least frustration is a better choice than failure.

Mr. Customer said...

I have an unpleasant feeling that this is just how it's going to go with Manny this year.

Dusty Baker said...

Manny has a hat trick of DL stints this year. What's the record? Wait, I'm sure Jason Repko set the bar high for that record.

Dusty Baker said...

Bitter Mode!

I like the symmetry between Bitter->Annoyance like Blake->DeWitt in tonight's lineup.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- I vote that Paul's faux lineup remain as the lineup of note in this GT.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm in infield reserve, section 47, row F, seat 16 tonight.

Otherwise you know where to find me: in the Maricopa County Maximum Security Correctional Facility For Men State Farm, Road Number 31, Tempe, Arizona! I'LL BE WAITIN'!

Fred's Brim said...

I am glad that Torre has finally settled on an everyday lineup

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Anger's still batting second? Seriously?

Paul said...

MLASF

I think anger is slumping some and needs to move despair in scoring position. I must admit Frustration batting third is desperate. Wait I think desperate is on the DL.

Dusty Baker said...

Roving reporter Dusty here. Right off the bat Dodgers Guest Srvcs is on my shit list. They gave me beat up Loney bobble then refused to switch it out no more than 2 seconds after handing it to me. Nice folks, they are! Took the name of the very unhelpful Guest "Services" staff member. April Thompson is her name.

Got to my section. Neanderthal, drooling usher directed me to wrong side of the row so I had to step across a whole row of folks.

I'm enjoying my $13 beer, though!!

Paul said...

@Dusty

Did you free James Loney? Or is he still in the box?

Betsy said...

@dusty, I wonder if the ushers are jerks on all levels?

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL just FJL'd and he seems intact. The box is all jacked up though.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Betsy

Guest services reserve level: jerk

Usher: drooling, untrained moron

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Who needs ushers? I can find my seat faster than you can say "Now batting, Garret Anderson."

Fred's Brim said...

why do the giants have their names on their helmets? Was it a batting helmet mixup that caused Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds to scuffle a few years back?

karen said...

Good start for The Kid

Josh S. said...

I'm going to go ahead and consider that Kershaw's first 1-2-3 inning of the season.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hair, Timmeh!!!

Josh S. said...

Forp itch wok!

Fred's Brim said...

the funny thing about the Giants, as well as the Cardinals, is that they are a terrible hitting baseball team.
They are hitting OK right now and have won a few games, but over the long haul, it won't stand up

Fred's Brim said...

nice screwball from Posey there

Fred's Brim said...

there we go!

Fred's Brim said...

Wash your hat, Timmeh!!!

Josh S. said...

THIS I LIKE! DO MORE OF THIS!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAH! SUCK IT CY!!

karen said...

Is this the first time we've been ahead in the second half?

Fred's Brim said...

DB, did you feel the quake when Pablo Sandwich dove for XP's double?

Mr. Customer said...

Can we just pick an identity already?

Mr. Customer said...

EEEEEEEETHIEEEER!

Fred's Brim said...

Suck more of it, Timmeh!

attaboy Dre!

karen said...

...AND GONE!!!

Fred's Brim said...

@karen it sure feels like it

I have forgotten the Broston game too

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE!!!

Josh S. said...

Yes, yes, well played.

I mean, FUCK YEAH DRE!!!

Fred's Brim said...

^Broxton

Orel said...

Well this is weird.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel we must be cheating or something

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know what's more shocking. The fact that the opposition did not score a run in the first, or that we scored three.

Josh S. said...

Oh hey, Pat Burrell's still alive.

Orel said...

@FB Just noticed the new avatar!

Josh S. said...

I mean, kinda.

Josh S. said...

Pablo looks particularly fat tonight.

rbnlaw said...

I just want to point out that I mentioned HLACK earlier today in a post, and he showed up sortly thereafter.

EK then asked me to mention Ethier's hitting. Guess what happened?

I do not take my powers lightly.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and SUCK IT TIMMAH!

rbnlaw said...

^shortly

Josh S. said...

I am not overly fond of this ump's zone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm surprised Fatty made it to first without taking a break.

Josh S. said...

Wuh-oh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm surprised Fatty made it to third without taking a break.

Dusty Baker said...

He left a sinkhole running for 3rd. (Panda)

Dusty Baker said...

@ RBN

Mention Booger and see if he makes a post.

rbnlaw said...

And WTF with the Angels putting a wuppin on the Yanks?

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, I will be keeping it until I am satisfied with our play


so until sometime in 2018

Fred's Brim said...

somebody has to teach Timmeh a lesson for batting lefty

rbnlaw said...

I miss Booger.

(waits with confidence)

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty: wash your hair, Timmeh!

MDIL: how many times are you going to yell that?

Dusty: you knew what you were getting into tonight. Plus, I'm driving so back off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For some bizarre reason, I don't feel like buying a Honda after that commercial.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a strike, dammit!

Dusty Baker said...

Love the sound of Vinny drifting down the aisle from a nearby AM radio. People in my section are quieter so they can hear his voice. I think Van Halen summed up this feeling best in "Summer Nights" off of 5150.

Fred's Brim said...

sore thumb, sore concept of the strike zone

Fred's Brim said...

good bunt, CK

Josh S. said...

Busty Poser.

Mr. Customer said...

Good inning.

Josh S. said...

Oh wait, I forgot about Oyster Pubes.

Fred's Brim said...

that was low, blue

Josh S. said...

XPaul may turn out to be our secret weapon against Timmeh.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Joyce!

Josh S. said...

James and Matt need to get in on the party.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

just back from my darling friend's bday party.

It's nice they are hitting Timmeh!

In the other hand, I'm watching the Giants broadcast, expect some one side arguments with them.

p.s @Dusty Baker he really needs to wash his hair, he reminds me of my ex boyfriend.

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is all over the place, and he can't keep track of pitches. Was he drinking with DB before the game?

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Joyce!

Josh S. said...

DeWitt ya like!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Timmeh stinks tonight.

karina said...

DeRBI!

Josh S. said...

HE IS RISEN!!

Fred's Brim said...

Casey!

karina said...

The Beard didn't have any hits against Timmeh

Fred's Brim said...

so when's the rainout going to happen?

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

karina said...

My son is still feared (no, he doesn't actually but I like to think he is)

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Mr Clayton. Keep it up!

Gonna head to bed. I hope you guys can finish this off. Leave Breezy, Miller and the rest of the scrubs in the bullpen please

Mr. Customer said...

Siddown, faceplant.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KILL HIM!!! KILL HIM WITH YOUR MIGHT, KEMP!!!

karina said...

That was nasty, eject Timmeh!

karina said...

How entertaining would be a brawl? maybe a brawl could light some angry, ruthless winning?

MR. F said...

Just another base running fail for Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp had third if he could've stayed on the bag.

karina said...

"he's an angry player, he made a baserunning mistake"

That what he said...but Kemp doesn't need to be angry to make baserunning mistakes

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It wasn't a mistake. His momentum just carried him off third. He had it easily, but was just too fast.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, I'm going to give that a pass.

MR. F said...

This is why I shouldn't be pessimistic. Sorry Matt.

Dusty Baker said...

Take a shower, Timmeh!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I couldn't see Kemp coming off the base from my perch, so I may have wasted a lot of voice and energy complaining about it. Oh well it wa fun.

Mr. Customer said...

Don't eff this up, Blue.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now that, that was a dumb mistake by Paul.

karina said...

I can take that, I thought it was going to be a HR

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Mr. Customer said...

What the fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I HATE YOU, FATTY

karina said...

Dodgers games are like Hitchcock's films: you never know what you're going to see.

I feel like strangling the guys on TV :(

Josh S. said...

Well...this is a bit more familiar.

Mr. Customer said...

*heart resumes beating*

Josh S. said...

This game is fun as hell, though. I should have gone. Damn this cold.

Paul said...

I went from laughing at the Giants announcers for thinking Burrell's fly ball was gone to cursing Paul.

This is too much.

Josh S. said...

I LOVE YOU, BOB SCHEAFFER!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hah. "Fertilizer, fertilizer, fertilizer..."

Paul said...

Giants announcers are a bit high strung. Our misery is their meth.

karina said...

Schaefer is my new hero.

Don't mess with my son of you know what's good for you.

karina said...

@Paul that's why I have an "argument" with them right now.

Paul said...

You go Uncle Bobby!!

Spanky said...

I need to see revenge for this bullshit.
I don't care if CK gets thrown out.
Bean the first Gnat batter. Fuck That!

Paul said...

That is it the Giant announcer said he will take Scully if a brawl breaks out. I am driving up.

Oh wait I only have half a tank.

Mr. Customer said...

Put Breezy in just to drill someone. What are they gonna do, suspend him?

Paul said...

What the fuck you guys need a timeout to pitch to Kershaw?

Spanky said...

@ Paul

Heard them say that too.
They don't want to take on Fernando cause he'll shank 'em Mexican style.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid IHOP Bautista.

Paul said...

@Spanky

what they don't know is Nancy Bea will take them all out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh go to hell, blue.

Paul said...

@Mr. C

brillant plan!! Have GAARP charge the mound too!!

@Karina

yeah Giants announcers are homers.

Mr. Customer said...

HELL YEAH CLAY!

karina said...

Hit by pitch in the very first pitch.What are you going to say, Rowand?

Spanky said...

Had to be done. I'll take the repercussions.
Gnat announcers are wankers
Nancy Bea warming up in the bullpen

karina said...

@Paul when I heard that, I got infuriated. How can anyone think of messing with Vinny?

I also agree Mr C's plan is brilliant

Paul said...

Man this is fun and making me angry at the same time.

Dusty Baker said...

He'll fuckin yeah Kid K! You did ur job. Left Field Pavilion will do its job on Jints rowdies now too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like that move. Not when you're putting the leadoff man on base on purpose, not when you have your best available reliever going in, not when you are winning by the slimmest of margins.

I just don't like it.

Dusty Baker said...

Someone's getting a shiv in the ribs if they fuck w Vinny.

187 on these bastards.

Josh S. said...

The only stupid thing was hitting the first batter. Get two outs, then hit somebody.

Oh well, it didn't matter. Yay outs!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I still didn't like it.

karina said...

"Dodgers outfield are not giving Sanchez respect, they are playing shallow"

It turns out the Dodgers outfielders were right :)

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

Strategically, no. Otherwise, hell to the yes.

Dusty Baker said...

As a rational individual I agree w you MLASF.

As a fan in the Yard feelin the hate, I disagree.

karina said...

187?

karina said...

I think the point is to send a strong message. I wonder if they knew what they said about Vinny.

Shut up, I want to hear Nancy Bea.

Spanky said...

I Liked it and I think it should have hit him higher

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While I liked it initially, after the bunt by Velez I realized "This just might bite us in the ass." And it almost did.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

I think KFP more resembles Bumblebee Man.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr. C - but that would mean no muumuu.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

Point taken.

The Double D said...

DD in the hizouse

The Double D said...

Josh S - good icon

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

187

Spanky said...

This is it Kemp. Redemption is near. All is forgiven if....

The Double D said...

Umbrella - ella - ella - ella

Josh S. said...

Your post was my inspiration, DD!

The Double D said...

Come on Hollywood, hit that s--t!

Spanky said...

Got 'em on the ropes

Mr. Customer said...

Bon soir, DD.

And...we don't score.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. Went right to the shortstop.

Spanky said...

Alrighty Then

The Double D said...

Kemp looked as fast as me.
(I ain't fast)

The Double D said...

BTW - somebody fill me in. Did someone storm the mound against Lincecum?

Mr. Customer said...

@dd

Kemp considered it for a moment.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuo pitching two innings? Is this going to be like Joba Rules, where he can't pitch for the next two days?

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Paul said...

What happened to Kemp hustling down the line? Where did that Kemp go?

Mr. Customer said...

7 pitch 7th inning. I'll allow it.

The Double D said...

Ella ella ellA

karina said...

Thank you very much, Mr. C!

Paul said...

Kuo's arm is living on a prayer.

The Double D said...

Joba is the most misused talent I've ever seen (since Junkyard Dog). That guy was unhittable - and now he's a mess. Yanks do most things right. But not by him.

I think he needs to get traded to someone who'll treat him right.

Paul said...

Man Kuo you are the exact opposite of flat squemy.

karina said...

@DD so you are saying Blue is a good color for Joba?

Spanky said...

You are better than that Janet.

I mean Joyce

Paul said...

@DD

your telling me JYD should have had lumberjack match with IC champ Macho Man to avoid the intentional count out?

Bubba up.

Paul said...

If the Dodgers win this is a great team win against a fiesty rival that can start a positive streak.

If the Dodgers lose. The Universe. Will. Explode.

Spanky said...

I had a mental image of Hacksaw when I saw the word lumberjack

Paul said...

Come on J Bro.

The Double D said...

I'd love to see Joba getting pulled over on the 110 and 5 !

Spanky said...

Good Pitch. just got lucky

Paul said...

This hurts my stomach. Can we get a big play here please?

Mr. Customer said...

*covers eyes*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now I'm worried.

Spanky said...

Aw Shit!

The Double D said...

Dios Mio

Paul said...

Shit shit shit.

Mr. Customer said...

Need a K.

Spanky said...

Armpits Prepped? YES

The Double D said...

If sac bunts are so hard, why was Tom Glavine the king of them?

Paul said...

Okay. Noooo problems here.

Steve Sax said...

hey guys, i don't want to say this is the season here, but...

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, for fucks sake. Way to nitpick.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OH COME ON! HE WAS STILL ON THE FUCKING MOUND!!

The Double D said...

Two trips? Sheesh.

Steve Sax said...

If we're going to cede the tying run we should at least plunk Torres.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, I guess he took a few steps on the grass, but still. That's so stupid.

Josh S. said...

What the shit is this shit?

Steve Sax said...

Loney, 0-for-3 on his bobblehead night so far

The Double D said...

I like how they just cut out someone yelling out "This is Bullshit"

Paul said...

Oh fuck. I feel like I am in court. I am so pissed.

The Double D said...

Listen to Blake's beard!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OH GOD NO SHERRILL FUCK FUCK FUCK

Steve Sax said...

I'm stuck with GameDay: Why the on-field delay?

Mr. Customer said...

JEEZUS, NOT SHERRILL!

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