Saturday, July 24, 2010

Game 98 Thread: July 24 vs. Mets, 1p

Carlos Monasterios (3-2, 3.61) vs. Mike Pelfrey (10-5, 4.01).

COMMENTS: Pressure's on, Carlosterios. The classic Dodger formula of great starting pitching and barely-there offense has yielded two wins in their past three games. Unfortunately, according to MLB.com, Monasterios' ERA "as a reliever is almost four runs lower" than his ERA as a starter, so this could be a lopsided affair if the Dodgers' bats don't emerge from deep freeze. (You thaw what I did there?)

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Booger said...

If anyone saw the game on tv last night, that was me hoisting reyes' faoul ball in the 8th inning.

Booger said...

*foul ball. I was sitting on the 3rd base side in the Loge section.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Furcal 6
Paul 9
Kemp 8
Loney 3
DeWitt 4
Blake 5
Anderson 7
Ausmus 2
Monasterios 1

Josh S. said...

Yep, that's the lineup to break out of the offensive slump.

Josh S. said...

AUSMUSTERIOS IS THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION!

Kyle Baker said...

You still da man, Booger!

Kyle Baker said...

What a shittastic lineup to put out there on a Saturday afternoon. And they're wondering why more butts aren't in seats?? If I had paid for this, I'd be pissed off.

Hell, I'm pissed off and I'm not out one cent.

Is your cable working now, Josh?

rbnlaw said...

Ethier feeling a little exhausted from not hitting?

Kyle Baker said...

@RB

All that swinging and missing tires one out. Whiffing = exercise.

rbnlaw said...

After reading the fine piece regarding the Divorce, I find myself wrestling with going to another game and plunking down $15 for parking, let alone the food prices.

Coming in from OC, I need to factor all that in with the drive time and having 3 kids to tow (the eldest, not much of a baseball fan). I am glad to see they brought back the family 4 pack, but hell, that parking kills.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
But the fans in the RFP enjoyed the cool breeze.

rbnlaw said...

Heading off to Angelo's in Anaheim to watch the start of this one.

32 oz. beer? $4.75

Ah yeah!

Josh S. said...

@DB: Cable is working for now, but it's a Saturday game on FOX, so I fully anticipate it breaking down again.

Kyle Baker said...

I need to check out Angelo's sometime with you.

On the other hand, I might get too mouthy around some of the Angels fools who must hang out there.

Actually, I'm pretty sure I would.

Kyle Baker said...

The cable, or the bullpen?

Josh S. said...

This is Monny's SEVENTH start? That seems like a lot.

Josh S. said...

Yay! No Buck! This guy sucks too, though.

Kyle Baker said...

Anyone know how many HRs A-Rod has? I'm having trouble finding any news or information on this.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Organizational Future gets out of the jam.

Josh S. said...

Why doesn't Johnny Damon want the senior prom for senior citizens? He'd have such a good time!

Josh S. said...

Eric Karros played at Dodger Stadium? No way!

Kyle Baker said...

That's ok, Reyes, someone else will get the ball.

No sun excuses.

Eric Karros said...

@DB 1:11 - haven't heard. By the way has LeBron picked a team yet?

Leadoff man on.

Josh S. said...

I *heart* you, Raffy!

Kyle Baker said...

I'm glad Torre didn't sit Raffy today!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for blindness!

And hooray for bad throws to first!

Josh S. said...

Apparently the sun being bright is a problem at a lot of stadiums.

Kyle Baker said...

Josh, don't bother Raffy. I'm making sweet, sweet love with him.

Eric Karros said...

Nice run manufacturation

Kyle Baker said...

FOX's own MSB Ken Rosenthal on the field with some crack reporting.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for sac flies!

Nostradamus said...

I'll take it!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for bloop shots!

Josh S. said...

HIT THE BALL. AWESOME NEW STRATEGY.

Eric Karros said...

If they don't get a 2nd run out of this...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for hard-hit singles!

Even if it should have been a homer.

Eric Karros said...

urg, there ya go

Nostradamus said...

I hope he's that hittable all day today.

Josh S. said...

Way to kill the rally, guys with Blake in your name.

Kyle Baker said...

...then what, EK?

Kyle Baker said...

I got up off the sofa too fast on the 3rd out, knocking over my plate of lunch. I know a very happy little pug who just had a homemade taco salad.

#toolazytosweepthefloor

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Score runs? Important in baseball? What sport are you watching, Karros?

Eric Karros said...

...then I'm gonna eat some salted almonds.

Eric Karros said...

FYI I'm making good on my threat as we speak.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If Torre really wanted to get first and second yesterday he wouldn't have put Belly2 in to hit.

Josh S. said...

That replay made it look like Bay was overselling the collision last night.

Steve Sax said...

Mono stereo, 27 pitches through two

Kyle Baker said...

GAARP really put some muscle into that one. He almost cleared the pitcher's mound.

Steve Sax said...

"Jason Bay in left field is surprisingly deep for Anderson" says Steiner.

GAARP hits a comebacker for an out.

Josh S. said...

Christ, I hate when GAARP ducks out of the way of a called strike. He looks like an idiot. (Y'know, more than usual.)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The 40 year old catcher who hasn't played for three months makes better contact than GAARP.

Steve Sax said...

How did Reyes get from first to third on a ground out to Furcal?

Josh S. said...

Eric Karros hates you, Reyes.

Josh S. said...

Sax: Ran like hell and Loney's throw was late. Karros gave Reyes shit for trying it for the whole rest of the inning.

Kyle Baker said...

This poor play has me turning up Snoop videos instead of paying attention. Oh my:

http://tinyurl.com/23hd6kn

http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/katy-perrys-cans-star-in-california-gurls-video

Josh S. said...

Oh, and he ran on the pitch, too.

Josh S. said...

Ugh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid sexy Wright.

Kyle Baker said...

I forgot we were actually ahead by 1 run. It seems like we're losing.

NicJ said...

Patience DB. We'll be losing soon enough.

Kyle Baker said...

Monstercheerios' first major league balk. He should get to keep the ball.

Josh S. said...

Amazed they didn't test GAARP's Pierre-like arm.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This doesn't look good.

Oh look, Honeycutt's going to the mound. Something good is certain to happen now.

Josh S. said...

Nice K.

Kyle Baker said...

*whew*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

And I certainly was not being sarcastic. No sir.

Josh S. said...

Blake DeWitt impersonator behind home plate.

Josh S. said...

DeTripp!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DeTriple!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beard fail.

Kyle Baker said...

Current top 5 most annoying commercials:

1) MetroPCS
2) Olive Garden
3) The one where little kids are singing the national anthem really shitty and high-pitched
4) State Farm/girls conjuring ideal agent
5) Firestone/people singing about "fire and stone"

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ausome!

Kyle Baker said...

Ausmus to GAARP: THAT'S how you hit it out of the infield!

Josh S. said...

Torre can never take the title of dumbest manager as long as Manuel does things like intentionally walking GAARP.

Kyle Baker said...

They're playing Safety Dance for the exit to commercial music.

Josh S. said...

DB: I'd take a million of all those ads if it mean I never had to hear another KABC radio commercial.

HONK HONK

Josh S. said...

^meant

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

State Farm insurance clearly gives one magical powers.

MR.F said...

Hey, Aussum single!

Josh S. said...

State Farm also gives you the power to kidnap your hot female neighbor. Good message.

Kyle Baker said...

Mrs Dusty (re co-worker of mine I just told her was having twins): What is she having, boys or girls?

Dusty (distracted): Uhhh....what were my choices again?

Kyle Baker said...

Going over the rules again...is it possible to score more runs than the other team but still lose?

MR.F said...

Why would they do such a thing?

Kyle Baker said...

Mrs Dusty (reading "Pasadena" magazine): Pasadena Baking Company...hmmm...says they make wedding cakes for Dodger Stadium.

Dusty: They have weddings at Dodger Stadium?

Mrs Dusty: I guess so.

Dusty: Can we get divorced and then re-married and then have our wedding there?

Kyle Baker said...

#6 annoying commcerial:

Any truck commercial that shows pictures of rugged people doing thankless tasks that involve their truck.

I get it. Your trucks help one perform tasks and often match the personality of the owner of said truck.

Get a new schtick.

Josh S. said...

Do they make wedding cakes of Dodger Stadium?

Kyle Baker said...

Aged useless catcher, 1 for his last 21, drives in Mets' 1st run.

Get Young Mc the fuck out of there. He just isn't MLB material at this point.

Nostradamus said...

Please, anything but spiraling bullpen death.

Kyle Baker said...

@Josh

They do make wedding cakes of Dodger Stadium, but you have to stand in a really long line just to get a slice.

NicJ said...

JMac is getting dangerously close to AAAA pitcher territory.

Kyle Baker said...

I am getting dangeroulsy - perilously I say - close to opening another Dos XX.

Kyle Baker said...

Agree w JTash's decision just to flip to Ausmus. Safety first.

Maybe that's why they were playing Safety Dance earlier.

Kyle Baker said...

We all know what's coming here...

Kyle Baker said...

^Yep

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Can we just get Jansen in there already? Jeez.

Kyle Baker said...

InstaPoll:

Should I-

a)drink a beer
b)make a gin and tonic
c) all of the above

Kyle Baker said...

@MLASF

Apparently not.

Josh S. said...

From the crowd reaction, I guess this game is being played at Citi Field.

Wow. A rerun of last night.

Josh S. said...

IS KENLEY JANSEN DEAD OR SOMETHING?

Kyle Baker said...

Has Trashner gotten an out yet?

Kyle Baker said...

It's tied, but we're losing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

One pitch, two outs.

Josh S. said...

NICE!!!

Now our omnipotent offense will take back the lead!

Josh S. said...

Oh, THERE'S Kenley.

He better get one-pitch strikeouts to be worth the hype.

NicJ said...

Little known fact, if our crappy bullpen pitched to our crappy lineup it would create a black holethat would swallow the earth.

Kyle Baker said...

@Nic

I will present that conundrum to some Cal Tech friends and have them work up some theories. It will take some of the best theoretical physics minds we have.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

CY YOUNG

Kyle Baker said...

"Jansen" doesn't lend itself to easy nicknaming, does it?

"Trashner" was easy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Somewhere stathead Dodger fans just wet themselves.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KKenley.

NicJ said...

Mission Complete, Agent Oranje!!!!

Josh S. said...

I heard "Blue CuraƧao" somewhere else. I like it, but it reminds me of a certain fatass.

Kyle Baker said...

Reminds of a beachside beverage.

NicJ said...

Agent Oranje, his stuff is deadly.

Josh S. said...

I betcha Jansen hits better than Belliard.

Kyle Baker said...

Come on, Belly2. This is your chance.
*stopped clock right twice a day*

Kyle Baker said...

I betcha Karina hits better than Belliard.

Kyle Baker said...

Ned should have negotiated a contract with Belly2 that said he had to be able to BAT at least .209, not weigh that much or less.

Kyle Baker said...

I'm afraid Kuo is going to overthrow it and his elbow is going to land on my lawn.

MR.F said...

Kuo again?

Josh S. said...

I betcha Stephen Hawking hits better than Belliard.

Kyle Baker said...

We could have Hawking bat AND get his take on Nic's conundrum!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hawking's wheelchair could hit better than Belliard.

Steve Sax said...

I wake up and it's 2-2? Ugh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kuo pitching and an ad for Taiwan on the backstop? Coincidence, or marketing genius?

Kyle Baker said...

I'm not getting any less thirsty, people. Hurry up and vote!

Josh S. said...

Belliard is fat and free swinging. I'm surprised the Giants didn't give him $100 million.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least the Rox are losing badly.

Josh S. said...

I want a mini-giraffe.

MR.F said...

Voting for what now?

Kyle Baker said...

@Mr F

My next drink.

Voting is closed, however. I went with gin/tonic.

You bunch of apathetic voters will have to be happy with the decisions I made; you have to participate to change things!

Yes I can!

Kyle Baker said...

Who is this guy in to pitch for us?

Kyle Baker said...

Brox almost seems scared these days. Like he just wants to nibble around the plate and not challenge batters. That, or he just can't find the plate.

NicJ said...

When I went to this series last year there were no mets fans at all.

Josh S. said...

Wrap this up, dudes. I have a squirrely baby who I need to take outside for a while.

(On errands. Not to use the bathroom like a dog or anything.)

NicJ said...

I get playing the I am iron man guitar riff after broxton gets an out. When they play it after a sac bunt it just seems stupid though.

Josh S. said...

DOMINANT PRODUCTIVE OUTS.

Kyle Baker said...

I'm getting squirrely, too, Josh. Maybe I need to go mess around on the patio.

Josh S. said...

Kenley Jansen is the top trending topic in Los Angeles on Twitter.

Josh S. said...

Well, he WAS, anyway. I should have taken a screenshot.

Kyle Baker said...

[Broxton/plate joke here reflecting his lack of control and his tendency to eat a lot]

Josh S. said...

It IS a big deal to walk someone, Karros. Getting him out would be preferable.

Josh S. said...

Yay Well-Fed Man!

NicJ said...

Yay! Brox got him!!!

Oh shit we still have to score.

Kyle Baker said...

Exactly, Josh. Or, say, just a hypothetical, not walking the leadoff batter on four pitches in the first place.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Strange. I thought Broxton did not have balls. And yet he strikes out the best 3B in the NL.

Josh S. said...

Who's due up?

Stephen Hawking?

Nostradamus said...

Get 'dre in there, see if he remembers hoe it's done.

Kyle Baker said...

Great, we're getting into the Steamboat Willie part of our lineup.

Josh S. said...

Is Casey striking out with GAARP on deck the same as hitting into a DP?

Josh S. said...

Yep.

Kyle Baker said...

Almost got it past the dirt, GAARP.

Josh S. said...

I saw Dre with a bat. I am apparently on acid.

Josh S. said...

Torre just won his dumbest manager title back.

Nostradamus said...

I'd just like to point out the the collective age in that inning was over 100.

Josh S. said...

Dre watches while three fifty-year-old dudes flail all over the place and now Broxton's back in.

Yeah, it's time to go on those errands.

Kyle Baker said...

The only positive I can draw from the last few days of bullpen struggles is that I've gotten a good view of the shrubbery used around the edges. I'm going to buy some of the same stuff and use it in a landscaping project I'm "working" on around my patio.

I believe it is podocarpus macrophyllus.

Kyle Baker said...

Podocarpus macrophyllus is also an ailment Kevin Brown once claimed during his time with the Dodgers.

Nostradamus said...

Bay looks a little like the guy from "Saw"

Kyle Baker said...

EK is awfully surly in the booth today.

Kyle Baker said...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2988549735795658337#

Nostradamus said...

Not ideal.

Josh S. said...

I guess it's not just old guys who flail away.

MR.F said...

If we're using up our entire bullpen and they haven't blown the game (yet), we really need to win.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp gets aboard.

Kyle Baker said...

Josh is probably already back from his errands and childcare and the game still isn't over.

Kyle Baker said...

Kemp will get thrown out or picked off.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This game won't end.

Kyle Baker said...

^Jinx or prediction...either way, blech.

Nostradamus said...

Shee-it.

NicJ said...

Why the are we trying to steal in Blanco? The only reason he is still playing is because he has a cannon for an arm.

MR.F said...

Just another Kemp fail.

NicJ said...

Seems like we are being set up for a massive #Foxfail.

MR.F said...

Blake, GAARP, and Aussum. Oy. Blake needs to get on base so Aussum won't come up with the bases empty and 2 outs.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Greetins from Cancun.

Looks like nothings change. At least I have a decent view and an internet connection.

NicJ said...

It took a 12 inning game to make torre use a sac bunt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Someone fails bigger than Anderson.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm thinking Ausmus should have been left in to bat.

Nostradamus said...

Old friend Elmer throws us a bone!

Nostradamus said...

No force play, then.

NicJ said...

Double A, beep beep, MCO

Nostradamus said...

This would be the time.

NicJ said...

It's Ollie Perez.

WIld pitch walk off.

Nostradamus said...

Breezy Lite coming in.

MR.F said...

Please win the game Andre.

Kyle Baker said...

Epale, Neeebs!

NicJ said...

WORST UMP EVER!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was not ideal.

Nostradamus said...

Well, would be the first risp we've stranded...

NicJ said...

Help us MSB. You're our only hope.

NicJ said...

Here we go walk off walk.

Kyle Baker said...

Good PH decision. I like this. Just dink a little MSB-ball through.

Nostradamus said...

No one but you-know-who in the pen. It's clutch or nothing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nuts to this. I have better things to do with my time.





No I don't. le sigh

Nostradamus said...

Shiiiit.

NicJ said...

Guy on third with no outs.

Isn't that like a 90% chance of scoring?

Kyle Baker said...

No you don't, MLASF. None of us does.

NicJ said...

Game over is in

Kyle Baker said...

"Happy Father's Day Art!" on the stadium ribbon board? Wasn't that last month?

NicJ said...

A root canal is looking like a better option to this game right about now.

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