Monday, August 02, 2010

Game 106 Thread: Aug 2 vs. Padres, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (8-9, 3.53) vs. Clayton Richard (8-5, 3.48).

COMMENTS: "Just lay back and let the warmth of fourth place embrace you," wrote NicJ in yesterday's Post-Mortem Thread, and I have to agree with that sentiment. There's a certain peace in accepting the inevitable; the hopes and fears which plague us suddenly become afterthoughts, and we learn to enjoy the process rather than the end result. Let's take this time to enjoy the camaraderie here, the subtleties of the game, the joy of having the privilege of following our favorite team together.

Ahhh, whatever. We suck.

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Josh S. said...

Podsednik LF
Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Martin C
Theriot 2B
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

Please, "Matt Kemp." He doesn't deserve even to becalled by just his last name. I'm really down on him today.

Josh S. said...

A tiny amount of credit to Torre for quickly figuring out Theriot doesn't belong anywhere near the top of the order.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought Torre was doing it just to be symmetrical with Joyce moving to 8th in the Cubs' lineup.

Dusty Baker said...

Why doesn't Torre flip Furcal and iPod? Or is this more of LH/RH matchup kind of shit that I refuse to acknowledge it exists.

Josh S. said...

I think the reasoning is: Pods can steal and Furcal can hit.

In theory, anyway.

Josh S. said...

And in magical fantasy world, they could both steal simultaneously.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope we win tonight

NicJ said...

Hey! I've been quoted! I gotta call my mom.

Josh S. said...

Oh shit! Dan Uggla's gonna eat that mouse!

Dusty Baker said...

I'll tell Neeebs' mom, too, Nic.

Dusty Baker said...

But Raffy can both hit AND steal - wonder of wonders. Also, Pods presumably can bunt, so Raffy can get on, Pods can get him over, and...well, not sure who can actually get him in.

Josh S. said...

"...well, not sure who can actually get him in."

There's the rub. One of the few categories Raffy isn't leading all shortstops in is runs scored. Everybody hangs him out to dry.

Dusty Baker said...

Well....I'm out of ideas.

karina said...

What is doing Hedwig there?old picture, I guess

Betsy said...

In case we can't make it out tomorrow (stupid family obligations - pshaw why should we water your lawn Angel fan), Anyone intersted in our tickets? Field level Section 47 Row B

Paul said...

Operation: 45 begins tonight boys and girls.

It will be almost as exciting and important as that Yankees Dodgers series.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Hedwig is about to chomp on David Eckstein in that photo.

Dusty Baker said...

I might stop off at a seedy corner store in Highland Park on the way home, and begin my own "Operation 45."

Dusty Baker said...

@Betsy

I am still under house arrest for dog eye drop duty through Tuesday night, so can't take advantage unfortunately. Damn mutt.

Central Valley Fan said...

Drove to SF yesterday in the hopes of stopping a sweep. But alas... The drive home... The anguish....

I'm hoping we can shake this off and get back into fighting mode.

As Rocky said, "I still got something in the tank"

I hope we do too!

Mr. Customer said...

Feelin' like a little payback is due tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

That's admirable, CVF. Sobriety questions aside, I could not have driven home after a painful loss to the Jints.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

I don't even care anymore...

Neeebs said...

Pulling up a chair and getting ready to watch the train wreck.

Why do I care? Oh, why do I care?

karina said...

@Neeebs as NicJ said recently, we're in an abusive relationship with the Dodgers.

karen said...

@karina Is that what this is, an abusive relationship? Does that mean I can't talk about people who stay in abusive relationships anymore?

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

funny

Fred's Brim said...

i still care

let's get a win tonight

NicJ said...

Dusto has lost the will to say "LONEY SUCKS!!"

Dusty Baker said...

I care.

And eye care.

Oh, I kill me sometimes.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Jayson Stark:

"Rockies got 11 hits in a row Friday. Meanwhile, Dodgers haven't gotten 11 hits in a GAME since July 16."

It huuuuuuuurts...

NicJ said...
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NicJ said...

time for some adorable mojo.

Dont make me bring out the kitten at gunpoint avatar again, dodgers.

NicJ said...

stark is just pissed because the rockies are making all the pundits look like fools this season.

Paul said...

Is it time to go back to our loser names?

Buzz Killington would love this team.

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers official lineup listing shows "A. Huff ANTHEM" at the end. Is Aubrey Huff going to show us up singing the anthem, too?

Dusty Baker said...

Krusty Baker is not far off, Paul.

Paul said...

Well you can fight or you can run,
Hide under a rock till the war is won,
Play it safe and don't make a sound,
But not us we won't back down
True believers all the way,
You and I...

Mr. Customer said...

Let's do this.

karina said...

@karen you can pretend you're not in an abusive relationship and talk about other people's abusive relationships?

Hmmm, isn't self-denial asign of an abusive relationship?

I don't really know, I don't know anything about relationships.

Josh S. said...

Now...light our darkest hour!

NicJ said...

I guess we wont have to hear anyone complain about carlos santana for a while. He looks pretty injured after that collision at the plate.

Betsy said...

alright guys tonite will be different, I heard the DSB song pulling into union station and we've got all the pep from the gazillion teenagers on the field. ok who am I kidding...butt I cant help myself from having a little bit off hope for our hapless team. le sigh

karina said...

Epale everyone! (my good mojo superstition)

Mr. Customer said...

Le sigh, indeed.

Mr. Customer said...

^to echo Betsy, not the Epale.

karina said...

@Betsy tonight is a good night to reverse their (our) misfortunes

Betsy said...

im with you Karina..hence the little flame of hope that refuses to die. BTW I hate al these puto gint fans that showed up tonite.

karen said...

@karina I'm not good at relationships either. Just look at the one I chose with this (our) baseball team

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice trash talkin', Betsy! I like it! represent!

karina said...

For the record, I light up a candle to St Anthony for the Dodgers. My mom asked why there were 3 candles and I said: the one I light up everyday, the other for uncle and the other for the Dodgers.

She said it was shallow to ask for the Dodgers but I reminded her if they start winning, it's going to be good for a whole lot of people.

She didn't answer and that's good because she has an answer for everything.

karina said...

@Betsy I like the way you talk, that's the adjective they deserve. They should be embarrassed since it's the first time they swept the Dodgers since 2004, por los clavos de Cristo!

Dusty Baker said...

I like that reasoning, Karina - greatest good for the greatest amount of people and all.

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

You forgot to light a candle for HC's ill health.

NicJ said...

if the dodgers lose tonight i might light my house on fire... Kidding.

Neeebs said...

Is Jerry related to "Happy" Hairston?

Mr. Customer said...

Nice to see E back in there. Now to find out which one he's going to be tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

Joyce would have muffed one of those two chances

Fred's Brim said...

that works!

Neeebs said...

Theriot makes all three outs.

karen said...

YAY 1-2-3!!

Josh S. said...

Theriot with an UZRriffic inning.

Neeebs said...

FB: You fixed your eyes.

Betsy said...

@karina, I called my mom in mexico to ask her to put a couple of wins for the dodgers on her prayer group list. she thought it was a great idea..so I hope it works.

NicJ said...

speaking of dewitt, the cubs are getting crushed right now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MOKM thinks Furcal could have made all of those plays easily.

No, wait...

karina said...

@Neeebs you mean Hugo Chavez?

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs I did. I decided it was time to stop feeling sorry for myself

NicJ said...

im not really enjoying the podsednik trade.

karina said...

@karen we're on the same page :)

@Betsy never understimate the power of praying

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Yeah. Is that mal?

Neeebs said...

It would be for the good of the whole.

Fred's Brim said...

nice start, Matty!

NicJ said...

HEY HE HIT THE BALL WITH THAT CLUB!!!

NicJ said...

i think vin is going to cheer me up with a story of a team making up a huge deficit and he brings up the 1951 dodgers. Thanks Vin.

Neeebs said...

If matty gets thrown out on the bases, I'll poke out Spock's Eyes.

NicJ said...

another one!!

Fred's Brim said...

FJL keeps us going!

two well-hit balls there

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TWO OUT MADNESS

Josh S. said...

Vin's pep talk here needs to be replayed in the locker room later.

Mr. Customer said...

Vinny, talking me off the ledge.

NicJ said...

swing if its a meatball, casey!

Fred's Brim said...

MEATBALLS!!!!

karina said...

@Neeebs that's very wrong.I'm a strong antichavista.In fact, government knows, I'm on a list and I didn't/won't do anything to change my status, even if it reduces my chances at getting some work and they didn't allow me to vote for SIX years.

Fred's Brim said...

sorry - got a little excited there

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

According to Ben Maller, the Mannywod design in left is gone.

Mr. Customer said...

Sweet jeebus.

karina said...

Barba!Barba!Barba!Barba!Barba!

NicJ said...

YOU HAVE TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neeebs said...

How can Loney outrun Kemp on that play????????????

karen said...

AAAHHHHGGGG NOT AGAIN

Josh S. said...

BULLSHIT!!!

Fred's Brim said...

boooolSHIT!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That sucked.

NicJ said...

just when you start to feel good this team slaps you in the face.

Fred's Brim said...

great question, Neeebs. Was Matty not running fast? I want to see that replay

NicJ said...

three consecutive hits and no runs. How is that even possible?

Neeebs said...

@Karina: Sorry to wish for his ill health. But can I wish for a coup?

Fred's Brim said...

crap I missed it. was it a good call? Was Loney even out?

karina said...

I'm supposed to get the game on TV but I have to wait the Yankees-Jays game ends. It's on the channel that only broadcasts games in English, so I'm crossing fingers I get Vin. If i get Vin, I'm pretty much set.

Josh S. said...

They had to go and get my least favorite Cardinal.

Josh S. said...

KEMP YOU BONEHEAD!!!

Neeebs said...

FB: It was a full count. He was running on the pitch. He must have slowed around third base.

Here's the replay. He was jogging in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd like to see the bloggers defend Kemp on this. That was just stupid.

Fred's Brim said...

how many dumbass bullshit shitass fuckshit plays are going to happen to us? It has to even out at some point

Josh S. said...

FB: Kemp was jogging into home. Loney was DOA.

karina said...

@Neeebs I didn't read the "ill". We pray for all of that and someday he and his people flew the country and never get back.

NicJ said...

and now a bag aided double.

Im starting to think somebody wants us to lose.

NicJ said...

FB, its payback for all the good luck we had last year.

Neeebs said...

@Karina: *wipes his brow*

I thought you and I agreed on Ven politics and that maybe you missed the "ill" part. My Maricaibo friend is suppose to come to LA in October again. We love talking South American politics. He's on your side.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic i can believe that.

Part of me wonders if we are still paying for '88

karina said...

I can't believe Yorvit is hitting better than my son, on a part time gig.

Josh S. said...

Mannywood section still available on the website.

Eric said...

I think the Big Dodger in the Sky has forsaken us- I'm looking for my Joe Voo doll...

Neeebs said...

Heading to Neeebs In-Law's house.

See you all on the flip side.

Fred's Brim said...

i don't like that. that's a give-up move

NicJ said...

i dont see why everyone is making a big deal that it is gone.

Fred's Brim said...

somebody gave Dinorfia the short bat

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay?

NicJ said...

alright lets see if we can get five hits and no runs this inning.

Eric said...

It's not unlikely to assume that Manny is leaving after this season- so even the most diehard Manny fan must realize the next two months and change is prob it, sooner if you believe 'trade' rumors.

Fred's Brim said...

what are we gonna do with Hiro next year? I'd like him back on the team if he doesn't cost too much

NicJ said...

well the whole mannywood thing has run its course. They have to update that section to more fit the current team.

How about Loserville?

Paul said...

Fuck I can't weed the garden for 20 minutes without Kemp screwing something.

I hate being a Kemp hater!!!


Welcome back daddy Dre!

Josh S. said...

I was just checking to see if they dumped the ticket offer in addition to the sign.

Look for Podsadena any day now.

NicJ said...

four hits, no runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Four straight singles.

karina said...

@Mr LASF yay! let's celebrate our minor triumphs.

Paul said...

Can we break a record for most consecutive hits without scoring?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One thing I've started to notice is the surprising lack of extra-base hits. Mostly singles, with the occasional solo-homer.

Josh S. said...

Or Podsedena.

Dusty Baker said...

I had to walk the dog and take care of his veterinary needs. I come back....and I don't even know where to start. Kemp was totally jogging. He should be running the bleachers are practice for that crap.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Five straight singles.

NicJ said...

FIVE HITS!!!!


SUCK IT STARK!!!

Paul said...

5 in a row!!! This might be the strangest season ever.

Josh S. said...

Well, here ends the hit streak.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Don't disrespect Pasadena with that moniker!

Fred's Brim said...

I don't like looking at Clayton Richard. There's something funny about how he looks

NicJ said...

what kind of dick highschool baseball coach tells a kid he is never going to make it to the majors?

Paul said...

Joyce would have got a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

WattsRiot showing his power.

Josh S. said...

I hate that I was right.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - The Jose Offerman kind?

Fred's Brim said...

your summer AAU coach who coaches for the rival school down the road?

Josh S. said...

Jane Seymour behind home plate.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuroda has not gotten hit so far this year.

He will hit a triple that will result in every runner on the bases to be tagged out at home.

Dusty Baker said...

Empty seats form a symmetrical pattern at DS tonight.

Josh S. said...

Boo-urns.

Fred's Brim said...

eff you, ump

Paul said...

Fuck!!!!! Please get a hit.

Fred's Brim said...

join the team, Scotty P!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKITALL

Dusty Baker said...

Prom night all over again.

NicJ said...

how is this even possible?

karen said...

Crap

Josh S. said...

We have too many light hitting white guys.

NicJ said...

i want lucas may back!!

Fred's Brim said...

Scotty P, you are cut

karina said...

got Vin! got Vin!

NicJ said...

on pace for 22 hits and no runs.

Paul said...

I know someone who hit a homerun off Lilly in high school. Cough cough.

Paul said...

Wait i might have been on something playing that game. I think I hit a Lilly pitching.

Mr. Customer said...

We've got too many not hitting guys in general. All the colors of the suck rainbow, so to speak.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll take it!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay!

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul Dock Ellis-style?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw dammit.

NicJ said...

the fun doesn't stop.

Fred's Brim said...

can't stop, won't stop

Fred's Brim said...

Theriot guarding against the ball hitting first base again

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

hooray

Fred's Brim said...

ok time for some FB zzzzzs

keep fighting, everybody

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OMG AN EXTRA-BASE HIT

karina said...

That's the Bison we know and love!

Eric said...

I hope Loney won't hit a double and Kemp gets caught between third and home looking at it

karina said...

am I allowed to call him Bison?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is just setting us up for more failure.

NicJ said...

here comes the doubleplay.

Eric said...

Only because a triple play would be overkill....

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Of course. Of fucking course.

NicJ said...

i cant take this anymore.

Josh S. said...

Damn it to Hades.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

He's working his way back. I'm going to wait at least until he can make one full trip around the bases with screwing up.

NicJ said...

seven hits in 3 IP and NO RUNS. how is this happening?

karina said...

@NicJ even if Vin is narrating?

NicJ said...

Vin just rubs it in.

Eric said...

He's a blue meanie

karen said...

I'm breaking out the Ben & Jerrys

karina said...

@Mr C I think it's gonna be sooner or later

karina said...

@karen take it easy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I HATE THIS FUCKING TEAM

NicJ said...

why?

Mr. Customer said...

Holy shite! We are fucking awful!

karen said...

Sure. Doesn't it just figure.

NicJ said...

game OVER!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I remember when we used to kick NL West ass. Good times.

Mr. Customer said...

I am trying the term "snake bit" on for size.

karina said...

It's not over, it's on the 4th

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