Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Game 95 Thread: July 21 vs. Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (7-5, 4.61) vs. Barry Zito (8-4, 3.51).

COMMENTS: So, you like pain? Don't be shy. Any Dodger fan watching tonight's game — after six straight losses to start the second half — is clearly a glutton for punishment. Here's how it's going to go: We'll start off nice and gentle, a 1-2-3 inning here, a good defensive play there. Maybe even take the lead. But I can tell you're the type who likes it rough, so we're going to give you some hope going into the late innings. Those extra runs only seem like insurance runs, heh heh. And just wait until the other team gets into the Dodgers' bullpen — that's when the real fun starts. Oh, and just in case? The safe word is

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rbnlaw said...

Is Despair batting lead-off tonight?

Paul said...

Despair 6
Lost 3
Pain 4
Fear 7
Wrath 8
Apathy 9
Confusion 5
Fatigue 1
Fuck it 2

Paul said...

La Russa style !

rbnlaw said...

Thanks Paul. I thought he would.

We're sitting Hopelessness again I see, but Apathy is on the mound, so I don't care.

QuadSevens said...

WHAT'S THE SAFE WORD!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT'S THE SAFE WORD!!!

Jason said...

I thought Hopelessness was managing tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

@Jason

Lassitude is managing.

Mr. Customer said...

Weltschmerz riding the bench again? Let the kid play!

MR. F said...

The safe word is "Labels"

Spanky said...

Shiny Happy Place

Shiny Happy Place

Mr. Customer said...

Beginning my death-march home from work to catch the game now.

Bryan said...

foliage

karina said...

"I'm not here, this isn't happening"

NicJ said...

Im starting to look more forward to the GT's than the actual games.

karina said...

Is it normal to spend the day angry,sad and powerless, even when it's been a good day?

Why does this losing streak affect me so much?

MR. F said...

Epale karina! Sad how often I sing that to myself =(.

Josh S. said...

The safe word, apparently, is Taschner.

rbnlaw said...

At least we'll always have Schadenfreude.

NicJ said...

HAHA, has anyone seen the video of the formation of the NWO edited to the formation of the new HEAT. Its so funny because its fits so perfectly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Safe word (phrase?) should be "Garret Anderson home run," since there's no way in hell that will come up naturally in a conversation.

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know how everyone's suddenly saying how the umps made a mistake, but I would like for it to be on the record that I spotted the mistake first. So where's my parade?

rbnlaw said...

@MLASF,
I was certain that was a Margaret Cho reference.

MR. F said...

I'm not here. This isn't happening.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yeah, Margaret Cho wishes.

Betsy said...

I am sitting @ home in protest. Being a newbie Re: the 5 game suspension for Kershaw, is it just 5 consecutive games he can't be at or is it 5 games he was supposed to pitch?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Five games, total. For starters, it just means they have to wait a day to pitch, though Kershaw could appeal and have it shortened.

Josh S. said...

Did Psycho just criticize a bunch of kids?

Betsy said...

thanks MLSAF! Still think it's partially poop that they all got suspended and fined.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty still mad.

Betsy said...

I'm so mad I spelled out MLASF incorrect in my previous post!

NicJ said...

I should be mad that Billy Wagner just blew a save, but whats the point if we dont win any games.

Dusty Baker said...

WASH YOUR HAIR, BARRY!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I remember last year when Josh Beckett threw at Bobby Abreu, nearly hitting his head when Abreu called for time. Beckett didn't even apologize, and he was suspended six games. The Red Sox appealed, and it was shortened to five games, which worked out perfectly since the Red Sox had an off-day coming up and could just push the rotation back a day. And then everybody got pissed off because there was no point to the suspension if it wouldn't do anything.

NicJ said...

MLASF, what the hell is going on with Ilya's contract. Ive heard little snippets of what happened.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, cocksniffs at Fox Prime Ticket: DON'T SHOW US THE FUCKING RECAP FROM LAST NIGHT ON THE LEAD IN, ok? Just not cool.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Kid K can help me with the off-day puzzle in his spare time.

Mr. Customer said...

No Bad Chad, por favor.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

fuck it. hit him in the head billingsley, then go stomp on bruce bochy's face.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - from what I've heard, the league nixed the deal, believing it was purposely loaded so that the majority of the money would be paid early, with very small amounts paid towards the end. Which goes to why it was killed, as the league does not think Ilya or the Devils intend on following through on the last few years of the deal.

NicJ said...

Ah, Kind of like with Hossa last year, but the league actually went through with their threats to nix it.

karen said...

Billz starting off nice and easy

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's very bizarre since the NHL's salary cap acts on contract averages, rather than by yearly salaries.

NicJ said...

Kovy really wants to be paid more than Ovechkin. Seems like a pretty big ego. I cant imagine that in sports.

NicJ said...

I was at the game last night. Too many giants fans there. Sucks when they are actually winning.

NicJ said...

The funniest dig of the night was when a dodger fan sitting next to me told a giants fan "to go back to SF with your first rate zoo and third rate everything else"

HA!

NicJ said...

the foul lines are even against us.

Dusty Baker said...

Nic, you should have let a brotha know you were there last night. I could have lamented with you.

Damn, I missed the limericks earlier today. Will work on it now.

NicJ said...

yeah one of these days i will actually let someone know when im at the game.

Fred's Brim said...

good swing from Matty there, looked like he just missed it

Fred's Brim said...

Sandwich swining extra hard, should be able to fool him with some junk

Fred's Brim said...

i saw cork in one of those pieces

NicJ said...

Cat-like reflexes there by bills. the last thing we need is someone on the 15 day DL (Impaling)

Fred's Brim said...

Giants are free-swinging so far

Fred's Brim said...

15-day DL (Giant Splinter)

Fred's Brim said...

BEARDO!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Beard....Mode??

Josh S. said...

BEARDUS MAXIMUS!!

karen said...

CaseyPower!!

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously, they need to call that Beardwood now...he's hit more there than Manny has.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BEARD POWER

NicJ said...

FB, like this?

Mr. Customer said...

FACIAL HAIR!

Fred's Brim said...

Zito looks like he got to the park late and is still wearing his aerobics outfit

Fred's Brim said...

FJL on with a hard-hit grounder

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, Smelli2

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - with our team's luck, I wouldn't be surprised by a pitcher getting beat up by a mutated rat who knows martial arts.

NicJ said...

anyone else find it funny that in the offseason the Lincecum gets busted for pot, the giants go out and get a guy named Mota.

Fred's Brim said...

Smelliard with a floppy single, 2 on, 0 outs

NicJ said...

In a few inning they are going to be showing torre holding colletti's head to the desk demanding better players.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While I do like that homer, I think the Beard needs to ride the pine next year. Especially with an incredibly week 3B free agent class after the 2011 season, we need someone better to play third.

Wait, I'm talking like our team has money to spend. Nevermind, we're going to be stuck with Beardo.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - I heard Hugh Hefner got all his style ideas from Splinter

Josh S. said...

@DB: Or, if they still want to drum up business for Mannywood, they need to have Manny sit there amongst the people until he's off the DL.

NicJ said...

seriously can we ever use a motherfucking sac bunt. i dont give a shit if the pitcher is up next.

Fred's Brim said...

jeez Russ, how did you not beat that throw? were you running to first backwards?

NicJ said...

maybe they should just change mannywood to the bench seats.

Fred's Brim said...

I read somewhere that for your $80Mannywood ticket, you get a free calf MRI

NicJ said...

Mannywood, the dodgers pay you 20 mil to sit and watch the game.

Fred's Brim said...

HA! Mail-order bride!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - wasn't that a Yakov Smirnoff joke?

Fred's Brim said...

Vin talking about mail-order brides means we're winning this game

Fred's Brim said...

make Nate Shierholtz swing the bat

NicJ said...

did he get the bunt down? my directv went out.

NicJ said...

crap he did, i dont see why you throw anything over the plate when you have 2 strikes on a guy trying to bunt.

NicJ said...

Dont let club foot beat us.

NicJ said...

whew!

Fred's Brim said...

heh nutcracker

Fred's Brim said...

that's your K, blue. Strike 2 was not a strike

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Vin, talk about Kris Benson's *ahem* lovely wife!

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp fielded that ball like it was rubbed down with plague.

Fred's Brim said...

like it had been handled by Kris Benson's wife

MR. F said...

Kris Benson is still around?

Fred's Brim said...

there we go.
we havent seen much of that this year, Bills getting that third out when he's given the chance to wriggle off the hook

Fred's Brim said...

@Mr. F - I am sure Ned has called him in the last few months

NicJ said...

seriously, one fucking gift call. Thats all i ask for.

Fred's Brim said...

is it Ishikawa or Ishi Kawa? His name looks split on the back of his jersey

Fred's Brim said...

fucking Padres.
they are playing with such confidence. When is the universe going to correct that?

NicJ said...

cant get anything going.

Paul said...

Oh boy just what we need a tight game for our deep bullpen.

Fred's Brim said...

Could we get anything for Belliard in a trade? Is that why they are playing him more (besides him being right-handed against Zito)

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

1) No, we couldn't.

2) No, it's b/c we have nothing much else left

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe the team is hoping that Belly could turn it around with a few extra ABs. Because letting crappy players have more chances than the deserving players always pays off in the end.

Fred's Brim said...

Wet your hair, apply shampoo, lather, rinse, repeat, TIMMEH!

Dusty Baker said...

re: Japanese last names

Lots of times Japanese last names are made up up several words but they are written as one word. For instance, Mrs. Dusty's last name is "Ikemiyashiro" which is actually several words that mean "White Castle by a Pond."

In other news:

Bein' bad news is what I'm all about/
I went to White Castle and I got thrown out

Fred's Brim said...

lets see if Chad can finish off his chance again

Paul said...

I wish Dodger Stadium would play Zito's crappy song "a man's gotta do".

Fred's Brim said...

well done, Chadley

MR. F said...

Well done indeeeeed.

Fred's Brim said...

it's a good thing the White Castle is by a pond, for that instant diarrhea you get

*this is in no way a comment on Mrs DB, only poking fun at White Castle

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just thinking about that White Castle by a Pond makes Anthony Anderson want to burn this motherfucker to the ground.

MR. F said...

I've only ever had the microwavable White Castle burgers you get from the freezer section.

NicJ said...

how big of a castle can it be if its by a pond?

Dusty Baker said...

White Castle: nature's plunger

Dusty Baker said...

Since I could only vaguely participate in last night's GT, would I just be a fool to go back and read it to catch up or should I just move on?

Paul said...

6th inning security alert set at Orange. Remain calm but be alert of any hanging breaking balls.

Fred's Brim said...

keep those pitches down, Chad

NicJ said...

someone needs to tell sanchez he has some shit on his face

Fred's Brim said...

@DB I went back through them at work this morning and I was unsure how I would take them, but they are pretty funny after the fact

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic hot lunch?

pieomine said...

Aubrey leaves in a huff. Awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Hot carl

Dusty Baker said...

Here's a large castle abutted by a pond:

http://belarus-travel.by/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/shar_mir.jpg

So it could happen.

Fred's Brim said...

Buster Posey is so wonderful
*swoons*

Paul said...

Think we can trade Posey for Casey Blake?

MR. F said...

Oh Oyster Pubes.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty ordered a lot of Chinese food for dinner tonight. This is clearly the way to get KFP to strand runners.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haha. Stupid fatso.

NicJ said...

how big does a pond have to be before its a lake?

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Lokey!

NicJ said...

way to stay in front of it loney.

Although it was hit so hard the dre would of probably had a play at the plate.

Josh S. said...

Hahahaha. Buster fell down!

Mr. Customer said...

Did Steiner really just say "bollocksed up" on the radio?

Paul said...

The Dodgers would ask to you remain in your seat and buckle your safety belts. We will be entering the late innings shortly. Remember in case of an emergency choke job by the Dodgers your seat can become a flotation device.

Dusty Baker said...

Couple of limericks posted. I'm glad I didn't see the post earlier in the day or else it would have dominated my already busy day.

Josh S. said...

I would like Carroll to homer one of these days, just to prove that he can.

Fred's Brim said...

"Then place your arms over your chest, your head between your knees and kiss your sweet season goodbye."

Mr. Customer said...

He can?!

Fred's Brim said...

I want a Jamey Carroll/Juan Pierre Homerun Derby on a Celebrity Softball Game field

NicJ said...

if only we would have had martin move those runners over instead of a GIDP. We havent done shit since.

NicJ said...

we are just waiting patiently for the giants to win the game.

karina said...

Epale!

it's raining and for whatever reason, Internet is crappy.

Glad to see La Barba homered!

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: He hit two just last year!

MR. F said...

My mind has been blown.

Fred's Brim said...

nice job, Jamey!

Fred's Brim said...

good inning

karina said...

@Mr F 5:15 PM you've been blessed with impeccable music taste, what can possibly be wrong if you have that gift? (I feel like Rob Gordon saying this)

@Josh "BEARDUS MAXIMUS!!" absolutely loved this! it's "potteresque"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bills to pitch the 8th? Pretty please?

Dusty Baker said...

There's a poodle singing GBA!

MR. F said...

98 pitches for Chadley. Probably coming back in the 8th I'd guess.

Dusty Baker said...

La Barba...love that.

Fred's Brim said...

woah that was an awesome Michael Jordan look-alike!

Fred's Brim said...

lets get some more runs

Dusty Baker said...

CUT YOUR HAIR, TIMMEH!!!

NicJ said...

im tired of this weak offense.

MR. F said...

Thanks karina!

MR. F said...

Chadley batting. What a trooper!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Bills is batting, so that must mean he gets to face one batter, puts that batter on base, then gets to be replaced by an inferior bullpen option.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn you Schiehireiesholez.

Dusty Baker said...

Who does Chad get to plunk? Top of the order I believe.

Fred's Brim said...

no question, MLASF

NicJ said...

bills will be left in the 8th just long enough to be on the hook for a loss

MR. F said...

I believe in Chadley.

NicJ said...

the second pitch worries me a bit.

NicJ said...

is XP a defensive upgrade?

Fred's Brim said...

hometown scorer trying to help out Chad

MR. F said...

What happened with Blake?

Dusty Baker said...

Attaboy, Matty!

NicJ said...

MR. F dribbler up the line, tough play.

Fred's Brim said...

Vin's gonna explode if Busta hits a homer here

NicJ said...

Hopfully Buster doesnt teach us a lesson

karina said...

Since there are no Giants suspended and clearly they started the provocation last night, I want more retaliation.

Do we have to wait that Padilla starts against them?

Josh S. said...

KEMP!

Who's this new 8th-inning set-up guy? He has big thighs.

Fred's Brim said...

yessir

109 pitches

MR. F said...

Phew.

karina said...

Some insurance would be nice...

MR. F said...

Insurance runs PLEASE!!!!

NicJ said...

Technically Padilla already nailed Rowand in the head earlier this year so they probably owed us one.

Dusty Baker said...

6 insurance runs, then start plunking some people.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, but Nic, they nailed Padilla back.

NicJ said...

good start.

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal....there's no stopping what can't be stopped.

Fred's Brim said...

haha error changed to a hit after Chad got out of the inning

NicJ said...

I think a head shot probably merits another HBP. He did put him in the hospital.

NicJ said...

Besides, our team is injury prone enough without getting into beanball wars.

Fred's Brim said...

good bunt from Carroll, good play by Zito to get him. I was sure he was going to throw it up the line

Dusty Baker said...

The Rowand stuff was settled during our last trip to SF (when we swept). Book should have been closed.

MR. F said...

I concur with DB.

NicJ said...

If we lose tonight i am going to suspend myself for five games.

Josh S. said...

BARRY SMASH!

MR. F said...

Is there a pitching change?

MR. F said...

Yes.

NicJ said...

both those sliders looked pretty hittable.

karina said...

C'mon Bison, a single, for luck!

NicJ said...

looks at the good ones and swings at the bad one.

Mr. Customer said...

Not the droids we were looking for.

MR. F said...

Damnit Matt.

Dusty Baker said...

Those pitches looked all screwbally. Tough to hit, but Matt didn't give it his best.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was no good.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Casey, just a single

Dusty Baker said...

Kuo???

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