Sunday, July 25, 2010

Game 99 Thread: July 25 vs. Mets, 1p

Touched by a Bison.

Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 3.15) vs. R.A. Dickey (6-4, 2.73 ERA).

COMMENTS: Who is R.A. Dickey? Short answer: He's the Mets' Charlie Haeger. Long answer: Read this article — it contains the phrase "missing the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow."

Who is Clayton Kershaw? Just the latest Dodgers starter, who will hopefully continue/improve upon these preceding performances:

  • 7/21 Chad Billingsley: CGSO
  • 7/22 Hiroki Kuroda: 8.0 scoreless
  • 7/23 Vicente Padilla: 7.0 IP, 1 ER
  • 7/24 Carlos Monasterios: 5.0 scoreless

Now if the offense can only score more than two runs during regulation, Kershaw might actually get a chance at a victory. Has James Loney's walkoff energy infused the Dodger bats? Or will the Dodgers end up eating a knuckle sandwich?

photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

163 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why must games I attend be so dire?

rbnlaw said...

Ah, MLASF: Our Little Mister Sunshine.

Secret to continuing Dodger success?
Keep J Mac off the mound when the opposition is batting. He can be on the mound any other time he wants to be.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul 7
Carroll 6
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Blake 5
DeWitt 4
Martin 2
Kershaw 1

Dusty Baker said...

Young Mc's body language leads me to believe that he doesn't have a clue as to how to get batters out. He looks like I look if someone asks me something about quadratic equations.

Dusty Baker said...

And, who is John Galt?

rbnlaw said...

@DB:
*shrugs*

rbnlaw said...

As for today's lineup, I especially like the continuing absence of a particular Mr. Anderson.

Dusty Baker said...

Just saw the movie SALT. Pretty good stuff. Now it's almost game time!

Dusty Baker said...

Per TBLA:

"Kuo, Weaver unavailable today. Broxton (2 IP, 28 pitches Sat) is "wait & see"; Torre "wouldn't be afraid" to close w/ Jansen"

NicJ said...

Hopefully R.A. doesn't make us look like a bunch of Dickeys this afternoon.

NicJ said...

Why does it always seem like the padres are playing an easier team?

Dusty Baker said...

Did the Pod Rays get to design their own schedule this season?

Steve Sax said...

Padres up 6-3 in the ninth at Pittsburgh

NicJ said...

Thanks a ton blue.

Mr. Customer said...

When do we get to play Pittsburgh? Oh yeah, that's right...

Spanky said...

Dana DeMutt

Spanky said...

Beltran didn't even put up a fight on that at-bat

karina said...

Epale everyone!

couldn't watch the game yesterday, in spite it was on TV, but that King James walk off gave a boost to my optimism!

Go Blue!

NicJ said...

Keep in mind we haven't played Philly once yet and they are a team that tends to make their push right about now.

Dusty Baker said...

Lotta empty seats there today. I should be there.

Spanky said...

WooooHoooo! YEAH!!!!!!
a single

NicJ said...

Seriously what the fuck is andre doing. Give the guy a chance to steal a base!!

NicJ said...

Officially getting embarrassed.

Spanky said...

Damn the offense is horrendous right now

Fred's Brim said...

looks like our batters will be dealing with a wiiide strikezone today. I hope Clayton gets those same strikes

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, X

Dusty Baker said...

Generally I have pretty good reading comprehension. However, just now, I clearly failed in that regard. THis is evidenced by the fact that I began making a Bloody Mary with Mr and Mrs T Bold and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, then proceeded to add lots of spicy ingredients as if I were starting with a mix that had no spiciness to begin with. I am now paying the consequences of my reading comprehension failure.

NicJ said...

Remember when Charlie pitched this well...

For that one game.

NicJ said...

This guy has only thrown like 36 pitches.

Mr. Customer said...

Not like Running up the pitch count does much good with a knuckleballer. Just have to wait until he loses it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Which guy? I'm not sure his name or any information about him. I wish Vin would spend more time discussing him.

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh who got hit?

Fred's Brim said...

oh no it was Monstercheerios, heading to the clubhouse now

Mr. Customer said...

Kid K is especially nasty today.

Dusty Baker said...

Mannywood is more barren than Meredith Baxter's womb.

Fred's Brim said...

in that Wheaties Fuel ad with Albert Pujols, is he wearing Dockers?

Spanky said...

That was fucked up.

Funny but fucked up. HaHa

Fred's Brim said...

Gary Cohen dissing the Dodger Dog on the Mets broadcast

Fred's Brim said...

haha nice, DB

Fred's Brim said...

dickey

Fred's Brim said...

4th inning wave? yikes

The Double D said...

The dd is at the game...another barn burner. Dd jr enjoying the wave. Camachos is closed...on viva los dodgers day. So confused. Spilled a little beer on dd jr...he didn't mind

Dusty Baker said...

DD

Didn't you have a spilled beer incident last year that you wrote about in a post?

NicJ said...

Why is everyone swinging at the first pitch?

The Double D said...

Yeah...this one was just a drop. I stopped him before he coujld taste it.

I am learning

Fred's Brim said...

DD, he didn't mind because he knows that it's customary to buy the victim a beer to square things

The Double D said...

He did heckle a girl already. At age 2. I want him streaking the field by kindergarten

Fred's Brim said...

damn you ump, that first one was a strike, you called that earlier

Dusty Baker said...

@DD

Teach him to yell "Wash your hair, Timmeh!"

Todd said...

@TheDoubleD my better half is scanning the Field Level with binoculars trying to find you. If you're wearing Mets hat she plans to hiss loudly in your general direction.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty ain't happy

The Double D said...

A mets baesrunner provides zero tension

Fred's Brim said...

go Dre go!

Fred's Brim said...

just a single, Casey

Fred's Brim said...

go Dre go!

just a fly ball, Casey

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Casey....you know how to sac a run in. Let's take some baby steps at running up the score.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit

The Double D said...

They just showed cSey blakes childhyood pic. No beard. Shocking

Dusty Baker said...

God damn, Blake. Start cheating on pitches at this point. Your swing was about 13 seconds too late.

Josh S. said...

No, YOU are a dickey!

Woo-hoo Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

crud

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a crackwhore.

Josh S. said...

Dammit. By the time I got my phone to post that, the inning was over.

The Double D said...

Ground out which resulted in end of inning resulted in wild yet misguided applause from my section. I offered to buy them a book on baseball

Josh S. said...

Tim Pitcher, quite a belcher.

Fred's Brim said...

getting squeezed never felt so bad

Fred's Brim said...

nice pickoff!!

Fred's Brim said...

thank fudge for that pickoff

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

BEARD CATCH POWER!!

Josh S. said...

Santana-baiters take note: THAT is why some of us feel the trade was worth it.

Fred's Brim said...

looked like Dickey tweaked his "region"

Fred's Brim said...

or his knee

NicJ said...

Grounds crew FTW!!

Dusty Baker said...

Dickey tweaked his Dickey.

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like we're keeping the Kid in so we can send him out to plunk someone in the 7th.

Fred's Brim said...

Mets relievers are doing Iroquois twists in the bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

Dickey is yelling at Manuel

Fred's Brim said...

"I'm not going"

Dusty Baker said...

J Manuel just made about 5 trips to the mound. Where's that call?

Fred's Brim said...

RA was trying to get the ump to let him stay in

The Double D said...

Did dickey look hurt? All I could tell from my seats was that dickey was royally pissed

The Double D said...

Cats and dogs preview on jumbotron made dd very angry

Dusty Baker said...

jesus christ, Vin, why don't you just move to taxachusetts and marry RA Dickey already.

Dusty Baker said...

@DD

Maybe Dickey saw that Cats and Dogs advert?

NicJ said...

Dude needs to get off the mound. He is gonna hurt himself more.

Fred's Brim said...

DD, he teaked his knee when he slipped on the mound and then looked limpy when fielding Clayton's dribbler

Dusty Baker said...

Sometimes Ethier is so slow it seems like he's moving backward.

Fred's Brim said...

little high there, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

Joe scared of Frenchy?

Dusty Baker said...

Potsie! Hell yeah.

The Double D said...

Potsy in the house

The Double D said...

Seventh inning stretch before 3pm. Crazy fast game.

More potsy

Dusty Baker said...

Get the spelling right, DD!

karina said...

Guys, I'm heading to church. I don't think I can make it to the end of the game, but I'll pray for the Dodgers too.

I've been watching the game on TV (got glimpses of Vinny underneath the Spanish commentary) and lurking in the GT (I've been so quiet since Thrusday night, I'm agraid I'm gonna lose my voice)

Go Blue!

Fred's Brim said...

Monstercheerios is apparently fine (no concussion) after getting bonked by a foul ball

Dusty Baker said...

Sacrifice a chicken for the Dodgers, Karina!

Dusty Baker said...

Monstercheerios probably looks like your avatar now, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

hi karina! have a good afternoon!

can you give a special message to the patron saint of bats for me?

Fred's Brim said...

agreed, DB

that said, if we somehow win this, it will be like a steak on my black eye

Dusty Baker said...

My god, Vin STILL talking about Dickey. Seriously, are they an item?

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Wright does his best Beard impression

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Got a steak on my head cause I got into a fist-fight

Fred's Brim said...

son of a gun, son of a bish

Fred's Brim said...

that applies to X's near-chatch too

Spanky said...

Gotta make them plays XP. He meant well anyways

Fred's Brim said...

now he gets the low strike

Fred's Brim said...

nice railslide by Russ!

Fred's Brim said...

looked like Reyes was going to do a Willie Mays Hayes pushup after that knockdown

Dusty Baker said...

That was a railslide into frontside grind, no?

Dusty Baker said...

Ouch. If they said 39k are in attendance, that means no more than 25k showed up.

The Double D said...

I tried to get a beer right before the cutoff. Was in line..next up.....then inning ended. No beer for me

I am FURIOUS

Fred's Brim said...

i don't think Casey gets to that

it doesn't feel good though. I am worried about Wright in this situation

Fred's Brim said...

wow Dre positioned perfectly there

Paul said...

This home improvement crap will never end. When I get one thing done another thing opens up and needs to be fixed.

Plus I have to listen to 10 second delay Steiner. I just love when he watches the game and forgets he is doin play by play.

Fred's Brim said...

the Mets guys were just talking about how far over Dre was. He wasn't even on the screen when they showed the defense

Steve Sax said...

Clayton has given us a gift performance.

Now can we frickin' score?!?!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon lets get Clayton this win!!!

Paul said...

Did they do some new thing where you can't roam around the field section in between 1st and 3rd unless you have seats in those sections?

Dad was saying something like that but I don't think I understood him.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin just said "RA Dickey" and "spread those legs" in the same sentence. This is getting really weird.

Fred's Brim said...

you SOB that was SO LOW!

Fred's Brim said...

be ready Dre, he's gonna give you one

Spanky said...

Lame Dre

NicJ said...

We have an off day tomorrow bur we probably can't win another extra inning game.

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy's got his gear on

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Casey!

Spanky said...

Aw man, I wanted GAARP to pinch hit.

Fred's Brim said...

wow nice play

Dusty Baker said...

Per Victor Rojas:

[Joe] Saunders plus 3 to #dbacks for Dan Haren.

Fred's Brim said...

RUSS!!!

NicJ said...

FINALLY!!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

i have no doubt that karina had something to do with that

Spanky said...

Fuck yeah! Beard Hustle Action

Josh S. said...

Woooooo! Alright, Kenley, shut this shit down and let's go home!

Dusty Baker said...

"Heeeere comes Casey!"

That woke Mrs Dusty up.

NicJ said...

Way to ruin the fun torre. BOOO Belliard!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Thank jeebus they're walking Belly2.

Spanky said...

No, leave Kershaw in you Fuck

Fred's Brim said...

looks like it'll be Kenley FTW...

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

One chicken down, but it was for a good cause! 1-0 Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

just put it somewhere, X

Fred's Brim said...

i don't know about that

NicJ said...

Let's go Agent Oranje!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I need to start stocking Oranjeboom beer for when he comes in.

Fred's Brim said...

FB nervous

Spanky said...

Lets see if this guy is for real

Fred's Brim said...

Battletoad up in the bullpen

Mr. Customer said...

No pressure, kid.

Fred's Brim said...

I can hear DD and DD Jr's "Let's Go Mets" chant

NicJ said...

Totally blew him away.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K with his hat turned at a jaunty angle. Love it.

Fred's Brim said...

POW!

NicJ said...

Mission complete, Agent Oranje.

Spanky said...

Fuck Me

Josh S. said...

This kid is NAILS.

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw may start humping Jansen like Kemp on Loney.

Mr. Customer said...

Devastating.

Dusty Baker said...

I am making sweet, sweet love to Kenley Jansen. Raffy is jealous, but understanding.

Fred's Brim said...

so that's 4 of 5
now let's stick it to SD

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy's just waiting for his turn

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, Raffy. Your turn.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up baybee!

rbnlaw said...

DB is going to make Kemp jealous if he keeps it up with the sweet, sweet lovemaking to recent Dodger heroes.

Heh, heh. I said "keep it up."
Heh, heh.