Sunday, August 01, 2010

Game 105 Thread: Aug 1 @ Giants, 5p

Clayton Kershaw (10-5, 2.96) vs. Matt Cain (8-8, 3.14).

COMMENTS: I'm not gonna lie — it's kinda bleak in Dodgertown right now. The Boys in Blue have reversed their kick-only-NL West-ass policy, and the organization just traded a big bunch of young guys for a smaller bunch of older guys.

On the bright side — and there's always a bright side, even if you have to look under the table to find it — Chadley proved himself a warrior yesterday and Kershaw is back from his suspension today...right in time to face the team he was pitching against when he got suspended. How meta!

Somehow, Cain has never beaten the Dodgers in 14 tries, which is pretty amazing if you think about it. (Go ahead, I'll give you a second.) Today would be a great day for that streak to continue, if only as a nice welcome to Messrs. Lilly, Theriot and Dotel.

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Dusty Baker said...

I'm just going to sit around and type random shit in here for the next 3 hours until the game starts.

Then I'm going to continue to type random shit during the game, as usual.

Dusty Baker said...

Per D. Hernandez:

Ted Lilly will wear No. 29, Ryan Theriot No. 13 and Octavio Dotel No. 26.

He also reports that Gnats beat writer Hank Schulman is fat and lazy.

Josh S. said...

The only good part of Dylan ripping on Hank Schulman is that he's not making V Energy or Dr. Neal El Attrache jokes anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

You are so, so right, JSchippe.

Meanwhile, here's the Jints' lineup:

Torres RF
Sanchez 2B
Huff 1B
Posey C
Burrell LF
Sandoval 3B
Rowand CF
Renteria SS
Cain P

Dusty Baker said...

We just optioned T-Slick.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers haven't scored in double digits since July 3 against DBags.

Dusty Baker said...

Podsednik, LF
TheLAriot, 2B
Furcal, SS
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Blake, 3B
Paul, RF
Martin, C
Kershaw, P

rbnlaw said...

I'm hungry and need more beer.

Feeling the surliness once again.

Dusty Baker said...

Feel the surly, brother!

Steve Sax said...

2:15 to gametime

still 3:10 to Yuma, however

Dusty Baker said...

10 seconds to love, as well.

#MotleyCrue

Josh S. said...

It's also half past the monkey's ass, quarter to his balls.

Dusty Baker said...

What's the reference in your avatar, Josh? When you first met Neeebs' mom?

Josh S. said...

It's Ted and Lily, from How I Met Your Mother.

Dusty Baker said...

Pod Rays losing 3-2 zin the 6th. Wearing hideous camo shirts so they deserve a cruel fate.

Dusty Baker said...

Ah. That's a TV show I'm assuming.

rbnlaw said...

That's a long way to go for that gag, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

^in

I assume they are not losing zinfandel.

rbnlaw said...

Not sure what riles my surly more; losing 2 in a row to that hideous bunch of Bonds-loving Gnats, or the fact that we could've gained 2 games in the standings to the hideos bunch of camo-wearing missionaries.

I know, working on my last beer in the fridge. That makes me surly. The sun in Santiago made me swarthy.

Dusty Baker said...

You're both surly AND swarthy? Wow. I can usually only achieve one at a time, and usually just the surly.

rbnlaw said...

As I said in other threads that shall remain nameless, lots of people south of San Clemente wear hats and shirts with an interlocking "SD" on them.

Why?

Saw a guy with a Trevor Hoffman shirt. I was going to ask if he was a Brewers fan.

Dusty Baker said...

Or a fan of ineefective outings and blown saves.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
It's the (alleged) Indian blood in me. My dad's side told tales of a great-grandmother who was a full blood Choctaw. I can find no evidence of this outside my inability to grow facial hair.

So swarthy and surly it is for this Swede/Scott/Brit/Native. About to resort to the vodka stores in the house.

rbnlaw said...

The vodka is Absolut, by the way.

Have to stay true to the Swede in me.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

"About to resort to the vodka stores in the house."

Not sure of that's the Native or Scot or Swede or Brit talking.

Dusty Baker said...

Absolutely.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Har! Guess my genealogy has doomed me to this.

NicJ said...

Dewitt had three hits today for the cubbies.

Theriot prediction: 0-4 with 2 K's

Dusty Baker said...

Fish and Pods tied at 3.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Think Joyce was picturing Colletti's face on that ball as he was swinging through?

NicJ said...

im rooting for the pods now, dont want the giants to catch them.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Raffy's batting third? Our offense does suck.

Dusty Baker said...

5-3 Pods. Ludwick already helping.

TheLARiot better go 4-4 w 2 HRs and 5 RBI or I'm going to be surlier than normal. And Lilly better get a PH grand slam.

NicJ said...

I hope ryan howard is injured enough to miss the first series we play the phils.

Dusty Baker said...

And that Oswalt pitches as shitty as he did the other day.

Dusty Baker said...

Cubbies coming back on Rox. 8-7 in the ninth. DFowler made great catch to prevent tying run, but looks like he broke 63 ribs in doing so.

2 outs. Jeff Baker up next, then DeWitt if Baker gets on.

NicJ said...

quite a catch by dexter fowler.

NicJ said...

Huston nearly passed out again, haha.

Dusty Baker said...

Baker struck out...game over.

Only other game going on is Pod Rays v Fish.

Dusty Baker said...

"Baker struck out...game over."

But enough about prom night.

Dusty Baker said...

Seems like we should try to fit Despair into the cleanup spot today.

rbnlaw said...

Random shit.

rbnlaw said...

Hopelessness making a spot start.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Random shit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Random shit's already batting second.

rbnlaw said...

Had to switch to some sort of Mike's Hard Lemonade margarita thingy until Mrs. rbn gets back from the store with my cache of beer.

Making carne asada tacos for dinner to celebrate my Swedish heritage. Listening to my Pandora radio station based on the Sonics as well.

So far, it's been a real good day (son's team won their last game in the SD tourney, posting the second consecutive clean sheet. . .a goalie's dad couldn't be prouder).

rbnlaw said...

I thought Random Shit was our manager. Guess not.

It's the snarky exchanges like this that really make me sorry I missed the SOSG fest.

Did Mr. C end up with the Aussie barkeep?

Steve Sax said...

Padres win 5-4. F'ing fish.

Steve Sax said...

The Aussie barkeep was married, I believe.

To a Dodger fan, no less.

Steve Sax said...

Fifty comments before gametime. Pretty strong work for a bunch of hungover gents.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

No one we know, I'm sure...

rbnlaw said...

Who you calling hungover?

Sorry to hear the bad news, Mr. C. Looks like Mrs. C will have to wait.

Switched to Cheap Trick radio station on Pandora.
Fits the afternoon much better.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw

My interests were directed towards obtaining another pint of fine ale, so I'd call that an unqualified success.

karen said...

Hello everyone!!

Dusty--I loved your "Frankie being Frankie" on earlier post. I have a Pug too, but no dreds!

NicJ said...

man im bored, when does this demoralizing loss start?

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C:
I have done far worse, for far less.

Busted out the Dodgers beer cozy to break the bad mojo. We can raise some Cain tonight.

Fuck Jon Miller. . .because I won't.

karen said...

I am so not looking forward to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan tonite

Orel said...

John G., from an earlier thread:

"Now I just need to talk someone into getting rid of her red #5 jersey..."

Let us know if you need any help!

Mr. Customer said...

Don't think I can stomach the the worldwide leader. I may just opt for the radio.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hell, I'm just going to follow the game on Gameday. Maybe if something exciting happens I'll put on the TV, but I'm not banking on it.

NicJ said...

see, Miller called Clayton an ACE!

rbnlaw said...

I predict all armpits will be safe tonight. Call it karina optimism.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Just want to say before the game starts

FUCK YOU JOHN MILLER

FUCK YOU JOE MORGAN

Y TU TAMBIEN BULLDOG just for being there

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK.

Dusty Baker said...

That was me saying fuck, not quoting TheLARiot.

Dusty Baker said...

That's great, Karen! Pugs rule! Except for frequent eye injuries.

rbnlaw said...

Welcome Ryan Theriot.

Put Raffy back on top, now!

Spank Raving Mad said...

I want to punch Torre in the face everytime I see it

Mr. Customer said...

That was familiar.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C and I both hooked up with Jamesons. It was a 3-way.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Very kinky Dusty

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Filthy Irish lass, that one.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Let's go CK. Shut these fucks down

Josh S. said...

Theriot grounded out? Good, I was tired of just being pissed on paper.

Dusty Baker said...

Did we tell you re the AUS barkeep and the Yankmes fan? If not: This Jersey Shore trash dude showed up wearing some lame tee saying something about Red Sox sucking. Sat down. Ordered beer. Barkeep went nuts and told him off. She's hardcore Red Sox. It went on and on and I think the manager had to overrule her and tell her to get his order. He order a Bud Light, shocking no one.

Josh S. said...

That's our Fooky!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Choke on it Miller

karen said...

Just what Jon Miller needs...more food

rbnlaw said...

The Riot is anything but.

Josh S. said...

Kershaw will never have a 123 first.

rbnlaw said...

876-5309

Spank Raving Mad said...

Kemp with the Darryl Thomas catch

Josh S. said...

Man, we really picked up some playoff caliber dudes.

Orel said...

Wish I had stuck around to witness that, Dusty.

I enjoyed Theriot's "FUCK!" in his first Dodgers AB. Welcome to the Blue!

Steve Sax said...

Jon Miller is licking his chops ready to butcher Theriot's name

Spank Raving Mad said...

Lame

Josh S. said...

Theriot was quoting blog reaction to his trade.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp better be in motion.

Josh S. said...

"They just destroy it by rubbing it out."

Oh Joe Morgan.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEANT DAMMIT

Spank Raving Mad said...

very lame

NicJ said...

Now even Joe west is making us looking like punks on TV

Josh S. said...

Kemp with the Theriot move on the bases.

NicJ said...

why do i put myself through this?

Josh S. said...

Oh we are sooooo fucked. They made a BIG deal about Cain never beating the Dodgers. He may finally do it.

NicJ said...

Kemp is steadily turning into the Lamar Odom of baseball.

karen said...

Good thing I've got the Xanax on board

Josh S. said...

Kemp scored a better worthless celebrity than Lamar.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Does Rihanna have some kind of affiliation with Bruce Jenner?

Dusty Baker said...

GOD DAMMIT, YOU BLUES. SON OF A BITCH, PLEASE GIVE US SOMETHING HERE. ROUTINE GOD DAMNED PLAY!!!!!!!!!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Thats My Boys

karen said...

Settle down Kid

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't know what's more embarrassing: the error, or the fact that it's Fatso McFatty who gets aboard.

Orel said...

I'm glad ESPN is not sensationalizing the HBP story.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Hit Him Again. Fuckit

Dusty Baker said...

Joe West needs to be reprimanded by the front office. His theater served to demean and degrade Blake needlessly. It's the equivalent of calling him son. He didn't need to take his bat and that kind of shit. Reprehensible. Umps are not supposed to be a part of the game.

Josh S. said...

My son is getting angry at a water bottle. It's way more entertaining than this game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least Tubby Tubberson is holding Rowand back.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just going to spend the rest of the thread demeaning Sandoval's weight problem. It's all I have left.




Fatty. He's a fatty.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Boooo

Spank Raving Mad said...

BOOOOOO

rbnlaw said...

Moved on to Ramones Radio.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The bats are like Tubbs in a vegan market: completely lost.

rbnlaw said...

Hey fatty, you sure are fat.
Heh, heh.
-Hank Hill

Mr. Customer said...

The natives are fucking restless.

Orel said...

Making breakfast for dinner. This is what happens when Mrs. Orel is out of town.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Breakfast for dinner, or as Lardo McLardy calls it, Wednesday.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

When Mrs Dusty is out of town, I just go out for dinner. Why even bother with making anything? Because then you actually have to clean up after yourself.

Dusty Baker said...

Making fun of KFP's weight is fun. Don't stop on my account.

Mr. Customer said...

Breakfast for dinner is always a strong choice.

Neeebs said...

Now that the ledge has collapsed where have we collectively fallen to?

NicJ said...

for anyone who has an Iphone, just tried jailbreakme.com on my 3G running iOS 4 and it worked like a charm.

NicJ said...

can theriot bunt?

Dusty Baker said...

God dang, Nic...I JUST did jailbreakme.com about 20 minutes ago. Nerdy minds!

Orel said...

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: must-see?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pods gets a single. MOKM dies a little. Ginormous loses a couple of calories.

Josh S. said...

These guys get PAID to do this bullshit "announcing."

Orel said...

What's the first thing you do with a jailbroken iPhone? Not a joke, BTW.

Josh S. said...

Orel: I've never read the comics, but the trailer sure makes me want to. I'll see it if I ever get to a theater again.

NicJ said...

@orel, well i enabled background applications and changed my text ringtone so its not the same as everyone elses for a start.

Josh S. said...

I jailbroke my Touch before I got my iPhone. I found it frustrating and not worth the effort to do it.

NicJ said...

jailbreakme.com just does it all for you and then sets up a little app store for you. Its really easy.

Dusty Baker said...

First thing i did was to enable a theme. I picked one that made everything blue. Go figure!

NicJ said...

here is comes, low and away.

Orel said...

And if you brick the iPhone, you can just restore it, right?

Orel said...

Cat in lap. Can't move for the next hour.

NicJ said...

all these trade are working out sooooooo well.

Orel said...

Josh, did you see INCEPTION? Dusty, I already know what you think about it.

Orel said...

Still scoreless after 3.5.

Mr. Customer said...

If Theriot keeps this up, he'll never pass Greg Gagne on the all time French 2b list.

Dusty Baker said...

Does Kemp even remember how to hit? Real household conversations:

My father-in-law: Kemp is doing a little better.

Dusty: What the f...he's hitting .262.

FIL: Oh, well that's actually gone up a bit.

Dusty: What...what sort of fucked up math is that?

FIL: [admitting math defeat] Kemp stinks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Our bats are as quiet as...



I cannot envision any scenario where Size 72 Waist is silent.

NicJ said...

yes, i believe so. As long as you dont go into major changes you shouldnt have a problem with bricking it.

Dusty Baker said...

I saw SALT last weekend. Really liked it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Go Away TORRE For The Love of Gawd

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF:

Elvis?

Orel said...

SALT was entertaining...a bit silly at the end.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I liked Jolie's antics on the stairwell toward the end (not giving anything away). Cool scene.

Orel said...

How long is Ethier going to be out? It's just a new baby, for Pete's sake. Right, Josh?

Dusty Baker said...

Take that silly panda off your fuckin head, moron.

NicJ said...

you are killing me raffy.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Thats My Boys

Orel said...

That was indeed an entertaining scene.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Again, Lardo blocks Rowand.

Orel said...

IBB to load the bases with two out and the pitcher coming to bat.

NicJ said...

Cain bases clearing double.

Orel said...

phew

Josh S. said...

Orel: Andre's being a wuss. He should be in the batter's box with the kid strapped to him in a Baby Bjorn.

And no, I haven't seen Inception yet, dammit. Last time we got to the theater was for The Losers.

Orel said...

Joe Morgan not trying to hide his anti-Dodger bias.

Josh S. said...

Oh, we still have a few bad words for you down here, Joe.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Hitting the mute button NOW!

Josh S. said...

SHOW STEVE FINLEY, YOU FUCKSTICKS!

Orel said...

Baby Bjorn it, Andre!

Inception definitely worth seeing in the theaters.

This game is starting to feel uncomfortably like yesterday's.

NicJ said...

now we cant even hit Cain.

Mr. Customer said...

At least Kid K looks competent.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Isn't it nice to have such a well-rounded group of broadcasters calling the game, none of whom have any connections with the Giants whatsoever?

Orel said...

Nice inning, Kershaw.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Jon Miller has some kind of shadow fetish.

Orel said...

Neutrality is a thing of the past. Vin is the last living example.

NicJ said...

all three have worked for the giants.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to stab Jon Miller and let the blubber just drain out of him Penis head looking asshole.

NicJ said...

i never want to see this lineup again.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, dusty. Just...wow.

You should totally go after Morgan first. Priorities, man!

Orel said...

Great point from Morgan about catchers tipping pitches.

Orel said...

Nothing falling. Feels like a loss.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jon Miller sounded a tinsy bit too excited after that catch.

rbnlaw said...

Morgan said something about being hated in LA for a while after 1982.

HOW ABOUT FOREVER MOTHERFUCKER?

Sheesh, some people are so stupid.

Now back to this one.

Dusty Baker said...

Morgan is already dead and rotting in my basement.

rbnlaw said...

The Dropkick Murphys are solid, and so is Pandora.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

I wish VIn would do an in-between inning vignette that says exactly that. Can you imagine the geezer saying what you just said?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So wait, Joe Morgan is taking credit for the Rooney Rule?

NicJ said...

ive lost the will to curse the other team.

Meh.

rbnlaw said...

Dammit. Modest Mouse is just not a good follow up.

BTW, have I mentioned that I believe Furcal should be back on top of this order, and that Kemp should go back and watch some video of him from last year? Well, there it is.

Also, re; Ethier: Dude. When rbnlaw III was born, I suited up and played in my team's championship game, and that was in December (Fountain Valley city softball league, December 1999). Went 2 for 3 with a run saving catch).

A man must have priorities.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I am not classy. I hate the Giants. I want Pat Burrell to get injured in a car wreck. Heck, I want them all to get hurt in a bus accident.

Mr. Customer said...

Siddown, fat boy.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, DB, how I could've entertained with my Vin imitations at the Fest.
"Bacon, bacon, bacon. There's nothing like the sound and smell of bacon cooking in the morning. And what better bacon than Farmer John. . ."

rbnlaw said...

Is this an IBB? Cause it looks like a bad game of catch.

rbnlaw said...

HLACK: Solid!

Just like The Jam singing "Going Underground" on my Pandora right now.

NicJ said...

fuck you kemp.

game over.

rbnlaw said...

My armpits are not happy.

Mr. Customer said...

Fuckity.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

hate hate hate hate hate hate hate

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uncle.

NicJ said...

do we still have time to trade the new guys? please?

Orel said...

2-0 SF. Gaaaaame overrrrr

NicJ said...

He look like a broke ass hong chih kuo!

rbnlaw said...

Dear Joe Torre,

MOTHERFUCKER, WHAT THE FUCK?

Your friend,
Crazee Eyes Killer

NicJ said...

our bats will heat up when we are about 10 games out of the WC.

rbnlaw said...

Think 1982.

rbnlaw said...

200

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