Friday, July 23, 2010

Game 97 Thread: July 23 vs. Mets, 7p

Vicente Padilla (4-2, 3.65) vs. Johan Santana (7-5, 2.87).

COMMENTS: Two 2-0 wins does not a six-game losing slump erase, but it's a start. The Dodgers face a far greater test tonight in Santana, who lifetime against them is 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA. That's right, 0.44. However, Padilla has a 0.87 ERA in his last three starts, so it's like going to junior prom — don't expect a lot of scoring.

107 comments:

Josh S. said...

Jamey Carroll's prom pic!

Dusty Baker said...

Furcal
Ethier
Kemp
Blake
Loney
Martin
DeWitt
Carroll (LF)
Padilla

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Was Jansen called up?

Josh S. said...

Yup!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just read the other thread.

And "Miller the Tattooed Lady" comes from an old Marx Brothers song about "Lydia the Tattooed Lady."

Spanky said...

They put Janet in to fail against Santana. I'm starting to think Torre picks out names from a hat to make the batting order.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

That specific? I really didn't think the term "Tattooed Lady" was old enough to fall out of the lexicon. Then again, I'm a dirty old curmudgeon trapped as a 30-year-old, so I may not be the best judge.

rbnlaw said...

MLASF FTW!

Glad to see the Belliard experiment has run its course.

Conclusion: Sucka can't hit.

Overheard last night at Angelo's in Anaheim, spoken by some dude who sounded like he had some MLB experience: "The Dodgers should be playing Anderson every day while Manny's hurt. They'd be doing a lot better."

I gave him absolutely no credibility for his "MLB" experience once I heard that. Then my friend, who has MLB experience, came in. I asked if he knew the cat who was spouting off.
His answer was along the lines of, "You mean that drunk over there?"

rbnlaw said...

Here we go, again!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr C - Well, it's not like the Marx Brothers are performing record-topping hits with Jay-Z and Rihanna.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Indeed. I just never connected it with that particular song until you referenced it. Just assumed it as a general derogatory freak-show nickname.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

http://youtu.be/n4zRe_wvJw8

MR. F said...

Don't worry about it Mr. C. As my cousins tell me, I live under a rock. I contend that they live under rocks, too, but I live under a different one.

Mr. Customer said...

@Mr. F

Igneous or metamorphic?

MR. F said...

I'm probably under a sedimentary rock. Since I'm oblivious to much mainstream knowledge, I'm probably under a rarer kind of rock than my cousins. Sedimentary rocks only form 5% of the total volume of the earth's crust.

Perhaps my cousins live under metamorphic rocks. Like the way metamorphic rocks change based on external influences, so too are my cousins' interest in various pop culture (ie, it is shaped by what is popular).

Mr. Customer said...

Now that's the kind of in-depth analysis I'm looking for!

Neeebs said...

Again, that's why we all love Mr. F around here. Wait, isn't that a song as well, "around here?"

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

That was some good commentary on rocks types and social behavior, Mr F!

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone please make these racist MetroPCS commercials stop? I'd boycott the station if it weren't my only option for watching the Dodger game.

karina said...

@Mr F @Mr C GEEKS!

come here so we can high five, my dear peers :)

Mr. F, you're not that oblivious to pop culture, you score plenty of points in music.

NicJ said...

god damn you dewitt.

NicJ said...

another hole we have to dig out of. Good thing we are an offensive juggernaut.

Josh S. said...

YAY INCONSISTENT ZONE!

YAY DEWITT'S BUTTERGLOVE!

NicJ said...

mmmmm, butterglove.

Eric Karros said...

Ugh, 1-0 Mets already.

Looks like the kid in the prom pic might get lucky after all...but with the wrong girl.

karina said...

Dodgers, do you remember when you were awesome to score with two outs?

NicJ said...

well, looks like its six games back again.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't like Ike.

NicJ said...

i think i just need to cut my losses and turn this off.

Steve Sax said...

A steal of home? Criminy, what gives?!?!?!

Dusty Baker said...

It's still early but re Padilla I would say: it seems like if he gets knocked off his stride early, he just falls apart. If he has early success, he cruises. Not all that different from a number of pitchers, perhaps, but as a veteran he should be able to right his ship if he's in early trouble.

Dusty Baker said...

WAit did I miss something? Thought not a steal of home but essentiay a FC but Joyce dropped Martin's throw to 2b.

NicJ said...

wow, what a play by furcal!

NicJ said...

Bye, Jerry.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to make sweet, sweet love to Raffy. The runner prolly beat the throw but the ump will almost always make that call. Plus we were due a call.

Josh S. said...

OK, time to take advantage of that break.

NicJ said...

you gota be fucking kidding me. Jmart pops out before the game even comes back on.

NicJ said...

BTW, why the hell was loney trying to draw a walk with the weak hitting catcher behind him?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm increasingly less impressed by DeWitt. I want to like the cat, but....

NicJ said...

bay just got MSB'd.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck u Bay. There's more gate where that came from.

NicJ said...

if bay would have dropped that Carroll would have had an inside the parker.

NicJ said...

if jamey would have pulled that just a tad more he would have gotten his first dinger.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty (dismissively): He'll be fine.

Dusty: Fuck that guy.

Mrs Dusty: that's what I said b

Steve Sax said...

Manuel ejected! Love it!

Sorry I'm late here....

NicJ said...

no sympathy from me, especially when we are losing.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta go dark for a while. Back soon, guys.

NicJ said...

looks like the 2-0 shoe might be on the other foot tonight.

NicJ said...

Dre has had some pretty awful at bats lately.

MR. F said...

@Mr. C. What can I say? One of my favorite bands employs a Geologist.

NicJ said...

this is fun.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, we don't have many hits. What gives?

Mr. Customer said...

This Santana guy may have a future in this league.

MR. F said...

J-Mart!

NicJ said...

Thankyo, Blanco.

NicJ said...

I hope those weren't dodger fans because if they are they should have got the hell out of the way.

NicJ said...

Loney brought his gold glove tonight.

karina said...

He might not hit for power, but his glove is exceptional!

God save King James!

I felt asleep for a while and I woke up to see this.

Josh S. said...

QUIT HITTING IT TO THE SHOW-OFFS IN THE OUTFIELD!!

Yeah, like that, Matt.

NicJ said...

if loney keeps dropping to a knee during his swing he is going to continue to hit pop ups.

NicJ said...

just gotta keep it close enough so K-rod can blow a save.

NicJ said...

Padilla has a legit shot at a CG unless he gets pulled out for a PH.

NicJ said...

although it may be a CG loss.

NicJ said...

nvm, PH.

well pinch striker-outer.

karina said...

Our MSB!

NicJ said...

I can see why bucknor is often voted the worst umpire.

Josh S. said...

Our bench suuuuucks.

As does my cable.

Josh S. said...

I'm nervous now.

NicJ said...

bullpen sucks too.

NicJ said...

Just bring out Agent Oranje!!

NicJ said...

Jmac in with two men on and 1 out?

uhhhhh, ok.

NicJ said...

crap.

NicJ said...

Cause im the Tasch Man, yeaaaahhhhhh.

Josh S. said...

Oh, bullpen hijinks, how I've missed you.

NicJ said...

so this guy wasnt good enough to pitch for the Pirates? yikes.

Dusty Baker said...

Here's how not to get me to buy something: Use over the top opera content in your commercials.

Back to the ledge.

NicJ said...

Ill give the team a pass on tonight because of Johan, but we really have to start scoring more runs.

NicJ said...

why is this guy a loogy? sherrill can actually get lefties out.

NicJ said...

"If you take a walk ill tax your feet" (Tasch Man!!!)

Josh S. said...

This is some bullschit.

Dusty Baker said...

I give JTack a pass tonight. Lordy he just got fit with a uni and has probably never met JMart before much less work out some signs and practice together. And he comes into a new stadium nervous as hell with inherited runners.

TSlick on the other hand... FUCK!

NicJ said...

Taschner was released by the pirates, DB. THE PIRATES!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Well then...

NicJ said...

the streak ends at two.

NicJ said...

It might be a bit of a stretch to say the season is lost with so many games within the Div to still play but it is getting a lot harder to believe that.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty, out.

Dusty Baker said...

You're right of course, Nic. I tried though.

Josh S. said...

Good thing my cable went out and I didn't have to see any of that happen.

NicJ said...

Valiant effort though, DB.

Josh S. said...

7 games against the Padres in the next two weeks. If we can keep their lead to less than that before we face them, we're golden.

Dusty Baker said...

Ps-

Josh my cable is jacked the fuck up, too. Is it something in out general area? A disturbance in the Force?

I'm headed to the patio to warm down from game watching.

NicJ said...

we would essentially have to take about 5-7 at least. Anything less would be just spinning our wheels.

We are definitely capable of that, but we really haven't looked like a good team at all as of late.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm struggling to understand why Torre is so unbelievably afraid of letting Padilla get past 80 pitches. Would he have done much worse in the eighth than the myriad of bullpen arms used?

NicJ said...

Was K-rod working out with Pablo Sandoval over the winter?

Josh S. said...

I really am not normally a "Blame Torre" kinda guy, but he put this one out of reach. Everyone and their mom knows the bench can barely hit better than the pitchers, so bringing in Belliard with two out and one on was a huge blunder.

NicJ said...

for some reason he thought Belli2 would be a better option to bat.

showed him.

Betsy said...

this game sucked so bad, butt I had to wait for the asshat meets fan to leave first.

karina said...

Hahaha, Nic J. No, but he certainly has put on some weight.

karina said...

100!

NicJ said...

but then again belli2 could have hit a HR and we would have only lost 6-3.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly2? That's like conceding an automatic out at this point. He had a hot April and has been like dry ice the rest of the year.

Orel said...

PGT up.

NicJ said...

6 games back again.

NicJ said...

at least the angels are falling out of contention just as fast as we are.

Mr. Customer said...

That could have gone better, but 2-1 was enough.

rbnlaw said...

Gawd, that 8th inning was painful to watch. Or was it the 7th?

I was drinking, in case there was any doubt. Oh, and some smartass had to get Coors Light. Why don't they rename it, "Headache in a Can?"

Fuck me in the armpit.