Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Game 108 Thread: Aug 4 vs. Padres, 7p

Vicente Padilla (4-3, 3.47) vs. Wade LeBlanc (5-9, 3.49).

COMMENTS: Hang on to your codpieces, because the Dodgers are going streaking! Hot off their one win in a row last night, the team is poised to rip off a string of victories the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a long time. If the Dodgers win two in a row, they will have tied their record for most consecutive victories, at home or on the the road, in one and a half weeks. Think positive thoughts and you can help make it happen!

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Podsednik
Theriot
Ethier
Kemp
Blake
Belliard (1B)
Carroll (SS)
Ausmus
Padilla

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ellis recalled. Paul demoted. No word on whether or not Martin gets DL'd.

Grace said...

why is Paul demoted? I like him.

Josh S. said...

GO B-SQUAD!

(There really is no more A-Squad anymore, is there?)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Amazing how much the opening day lineup has changed.

Furcal SS
Martin C
Ethier RF
Manny LF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
DeWitt 2B
Padilla P

Josh S. said...

2010 is very 2008-esque, only without the, you know, positives.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @dylanohernandez: Good news for Rafael Furcal. His MRI showed no disk or nerve problems. #Dodgers

Neeebs said...

@Josh:

You almost got it.

This IS the A Squad. Imagine what the B Squad would look like. Think GAARP, etc.

Josh S. said...

@Neeebs:

Pods and Theriot are making me sentimental for GAARP. Remember when he was the ONLY void in the lineup?

Dusty Baker said...

The pitching spot hasn't changed a bit!

Mr. Customer said...

All hail the Hypnotoad!

Neeebs said...

@Josh:

And Belly's numbers are not too far astray from GAARPs.

Dusty Baker said...

Looking for a ticket in LFP for tomorrow night's game. Let me know if you know of such.

Josh S. said...

Dusty: Stubhub's got a bunch, or were you looking for free?

In other news, I just found out I'm going to be watching Sunday's game from a luxury suite.

I'm so excited!
I'm so excited!
(I'm so scared!)

Spank Raving Mad said...

That's the line up that is taking us to the World Series. Right There

First batter gets hit in the third inning,I said it.

NicJ said...

I love listening to Victor Rojas' whining when the angels are losing, and boy are they losing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either Buck Showalter is a genius or the Angels suck ass.

I'd believe both.

NicJ said...

watching this angels game actually makes me feel a little better.

Dusty Baker said...

Naw, not free necessarily just any deals anyone were going on or tix someone was looking to offload.

Dusty Baker said...

What's happening with the Ange--oh gawd!

Paul said...

And sometimes you close your eyes
and see the place where you used to live
When you were young

karina said...

Epale everyone!

@Paul is it possible to grow tired of the Killers?

Josh S. said...

Dusty:

With promo code "survey", you can get LFP tix for $13.

Paul said...

@Karina

I can't imagine how or why that would happen.

Paul said...

I think if Padilla can retire 20 in a row we have a chance.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm guessing Ethier and kemp aren't going to see much to swing at.

(Although I guess that hasn't really stopped them from just swinging at crap lately, has it?)

NicJ said...

If we get LeBlanc'd tonight im going on a rampage.

Josh S. said...

Theriot homers tonight. Book it.

(I don't know whether or not he'll hit himself with his own home run ball.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ben Maller reports that Martin has been placed on the DL, with Reed Johnson being activated.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, your son just went on the 15-day DL with right hip labral tear.

NicJ said...

Ben Maller can burn in hell.

Dusty Baker said...

From the sound of it, Martin sprained his vagina.

karina said...

So, are we setting our expectations low so we don't get dissapointed?

what if, in spite of said low expecations, we still get dissapointed?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On the bright side, we have an emergency third-string catcher in Kenley Jansen.

NicJ said...

I am so excited about Carlos Santana's big league debut tonight.

D'oh!

karen said...

Epale Ladies and Gents

@karina
I finally got to see your gnome avatar. It's great. Keep it up while we're winning!

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG article:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-erskine-20100805,0,4978371,full.column

or

http://tinyurl.com/2a87dao

Saxy, maybe you should post that DSBG explanation I sent a ways back?

NicJ said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

According to PhysioRoom.com, "a return to sports is usually possible between two and three months after the operation."

So long Russ. We hardly knew ye.

NicJ said...

My expectations are so low that the stadium could burn down and i would call it a push.

NicJ said...

yeah, Arod had the same injury i believe last year. He was out a while.

karina said...

I'm gonna miss my son. For somewhat reason, a veteran catcher coming from an injury doesn't give me enough confidence.

Dusty Baker said...

Not sure expectations could be any lower. That's a good way to be, so that any remote signs of success will be a "win." Like if GAARP is able to fit his glove on properly, or if Theriot can spell his own name without bumping into the silent T.

NicJ said...

Jmart is on the fast track to nontenderville.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The catching market is pretty bare. Maybe if Jason Varitek can make an effective comeback, the Red Sox place him on waivers. John Buck's name has been thrown out there, and Pudge is always an option to be moved, though I doubt the Nats want to get rid of Strasburg's mentor.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Martin's going to be traded so fast into the offseason.

karina said...

@karen thank you very much!btw, Meaniebreanie, thank you very much too! (I don't know if you're going back to last night's PGT)

NicJ said...

I find it funny that we trade away what little depth we have at catcher and martin goes down for the season.

talk about bad luck, or planning by the GM, whatever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whatever happened to Vinny Rottino?

NicJ said...

i love how dodgers live is talking about how the dodgers will have to adjust to using a light-hitting catcher. Martin has been light hitting for almost two years now.

NicJ said...

he plays in the marlins system now.

Josh S. said...

Rottino's a Marlin via free agency.

karina said...

@Paul 6:16 PM so you're saying one can love a band for life?groundbreaking ;)

Mr. Customer said...

Back home just in time. Let the festivities commence.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well, his lost.

karina said...

@Mr LASF if my son gets traded in the offseason, I have the feeling we'll end up with someone like Henry Blanco.

Dusty Baker said...

Hell,Cuauhtémoc Blanco would be an upgrade.

NicJ said...

Blanco actually has a slightly higher OPS than Martin, very sad.

Dusty Baker said...

Mired in ennui, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

I believe in AJ Ellis.

Dusty Baker said...

AJ ELLIS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANI...naw, just doesn't work.

Dusty Baker said...

Treatments and drugs
By Mayo Clinic staff

Treatment choices will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Some people recover with conservative treatments in a few weeks, while others may require arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove the torn portion of the labrum.

Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others), can relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Therapy
A physical therapist can teach you exercises to maximize hip range of motion and hip strength and stability. A physical therapist can also analyze the movements you perform that put stress on your hip joint and help you avoid these forces.

Surgical and other procedures
If you have a hip labral tear and experience hip pain for more than four weeks, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery — in which a fiber-optic camera and surgical tools are inserted via small incisions in your skin.

Depending on the cause and extent of the tear, the surgeon may cut out and remove the torn piece of labrum or repair the torn tissue by sewing it back together.

NicJ said...

the sad thing is that AJ Ellis probably IS the future.

(weeps)

NicJ said...

Enough complaining about Jmart, i have a game to complain about.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice inning for V-Pad.

karen said...

ok, let's all put on our positive thinking caps...

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Are you drinking a blanc-de-blanc tonight?

NicJ said...

Podsednik seriously sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn these light-hitting white guys. Jesus, how hard is it, Pods?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

I don't have one of those caps.

Dusty Baker said...

Quiet Riot.

NicJ said...

I threw my positive thinking cap at a nun when broxton blew that game in SF.

Steve Sax said...

Von going nuts on how the dodgers have wasted great pitching lately

pods Ks, theriot grounds out

karina said...

@NicJ it's surprising Blanco actually has a higher OPS than Martin. He's a great defensive player and he's good with young pitchers.

Anyhow, if Martin leaves the Dodgers,I'm gonna be devastated because I think he could improve.

I'm still heartbroken about Brian Beltre.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I burned my cap, along with my Enron stock and BP gas card.

Josh S. said...

LeBlanc, Theriot, Ethier...

My Town: France.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There went that.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp flies to center, stranding Ethier in scoring position

0-0

Spank Raving Mad said...

That inning got Kemped

NicJ said...

this whole season has been kemped.

Paul said...

@Dusty

I wish but I am boycotting the La Blancs.

At least for tonight......

karen said...

Remember the beginning of the season when we had the best outfield in baseball?

It seems so long ago

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S, at first I couldn't tell if your My Town: France was because those three gave up. Or only worked 35-hour work weeks.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Chip his head,Chente

karina said...

@karen I'm very fond of the White Sox (my third and last favorite baseball team) and I still can't believe they're doing that with Pierre and Jones.

Oh yeak, and Konerko, the one who got away...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Sax - It's because they'll all retire by the age of 40.

NicJ said...

Theriot has some range.

karen said...

Good play by the riot

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt couldn't have stopped that, right?

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf, sax

Or because the take a lot of strikes?

NicJ said...

CASEY COMES ALIVE!!!

karen said...

Beard Power!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're only going to strand him anyway, what's the point.

Dusty Baker said...

La Barba gets it going!
Belly#2 hits it hard!

Maybe there's something in these bats tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

^See!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh. Well this is a pleasant surprise.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Ackbar Action!

NicJ said...

Looks like denorfia must have been taking fielding drills with some of the dodgers today.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least the hard-hitting catcher's up now.

NicJ said...

Aumus gave leblanc a "what the fuck?" look.

Spank Raving Mad said...

It must be virus out in centerfield

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

No, it's a plague.

karen said...

c'mon iPod show us that you have some worth

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This won't end well.

NicJ said...

Popupnik!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Lucky, lucky iPod.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess it does.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, feel the noize, Riot!

Mr. Customer said...

Three-run lead? An embarrassment of riches!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more pickoff throw and Theriot gets to take first, right?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Wow! Three run lead in the second inning. That's like 10 runs if you add inflation

NicJ said...

Hmmm, Pods is actually useful if he ever happens to get on base.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Joe Torre kinda related to Yorvit Torrealba?

Mr. Customer said...

Note to Kemp. Be that fast or faster, or don't try.

karina said...

Pods steals!

Dusty Baker said...

iPod's hand is jacked the fuck up. Bet Ned forgot to order a physical before he signed him.

Mr. Customer said...

Theriot hitting behind Pods is kinda useless.

NicJ said...

Podsednik actually bakes cookies in the dugout in between innings. It was an oven mit.

Mr. Customer said...

^or just omit "behind Pods"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TBLA stole your joke, Nic!

NicJ said...

BASTARD!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Perhaps Pods is the new Hamburger Helper mascot.

NicJ said...

Chris Parnell out of work again.

Dusty Baker said...

Not an injury:

http://www.uniwatchblog.com/2010/05/14/podcast-no-scotty-pods-cast/

Spank Raving Mad said...

Everytime they hit a ball to Kemp I hear that Circus song theme

NicJ said...

yeah i was gonna say it looks like a guard to protect against jammed fingers.

NicJ said...

if his hand was injured he wouldnt be able to hit. So maybe his hand is injured.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While V-Pad has been effective, his high pitch count has me a tad worried.

NicJ said...

Padilla has been having trouble with his out pitch the past couple games. Its driving his pitch count up.

NicJ said...

has kemp had in infield single at all this year?

karen said...

A 4th run...it's like Christmas

Josh S. said...

THEY'RE FUCKING ALIIIIIIIVE!!!!

NicJ said...

Maybe its been Jmarts hip labrum that has been preventing the offense from working.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So Belliard is alive. Good to know.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

àt the game...Sitting LFP.. : ( it's nice to see the Dodgers scoring some early runs!!!

Meaniebreanie said...

Epale everyone! So nice to see that were off to a good start and that the mood in here is jovial.

Dusty Baker said...

Represent, WDDIM!!

Dusty Baker said...

I left to walk the dog, and when I came back we had 25% more runs than when I left. Whoa, things are moving too quickly for me now...

Mr. Customer said...

@wddim

You know this means you have to be in the LFP for *every* game from here on out, right?

karina said...

Scoring runs in back to back innings is refreshing.

Dusty Baker said...

This triangle defense - dayum!Is Phil Jackson watching?

NicJ said...

why doesnt gonzo just try to lay down a bunt to third?

karen said...

Weird looking play to get Gonzalez

Meaniebreanie said...

It's about friggin time!

Mr. Customer said...

I've decided that I hate the shift on a fundamental level, results or no.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB: 33% more runs!

I know you said you hide behind your English but I didn't want anybody to get shortchangd

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

After two straight eephus pitches, a 94 mph fastball looks like 194.

NicJ said...

oh shit, FB broke out his red pen.

Mr. Customer said...

We did score 25% of our runs while he was out, though.

Dusty Baker said...

FB pops up out of nowhere to correct my math. If we lose, this is on you, FB!

Fred's Brim said...

i hate it when they play the lines close late in games

Dusty Baker said...

^That's actually what I meant, Mr. C.

I'll stick to English, malt liquor, and obscure Beastie Boys references.

NicJ said...

i seriously hate ludwick.

karen said...

To bad Ludwick didn't slide on his chin

Mr. Customer said...

I love the word "Eephus" just as much as I hate the shift.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB I know, I know. I am terrified of what will happen

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I'm representing!! I have my Casey Blake shirt on!!! Why would I always have to sit in LFP now?!?

Fred's Brim said...

Joe Torre's wearing a gold watch. Fitting as it seems he's retired already

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's a swing to make GAARP jealous.

Fred's Brim said...

@wddim because it's good luck and it's the only thing we have left!

Mr. Customer said...

@fb,wddim

Indeed, that's what I meant.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm afraid that one of these days someone will hammer that soap bubble ten miles.

Fred's Brim said...

I think we've merged the 2008 and 2009 Mets seasons into our 2010. First it was our goddawful relievers killing our season, now everybody seems to be getting hurt.

NicJ said...

didnt stubbs already do that?

Dusty Baker said...

Ike Davis did that a few weeks ago.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Then my fear is well-founded.

Fred's Brim said...

did Dre tweak his ankle on that?

Fred's Brim said...

Did Adam Dunn smash one into west virginia?

NicJ said...

i think babe ruth hit one too. It was a long time ago though.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I see...samn you're right...Maybe something good can come out of me sitting @ LFP...maybe I can talk shit to George Sherrill in the bullpen...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - So we just ask GAARP what happened.

NicJ said...

Shaq is slowly turning into Jose Canseco with all these challenges for attention.

Mr. Customer said...

Ethier!

NicJ said...

Ethier fooled vin there.

Dusty Baker said...

@WDDIM

Jump on Sherrill and hold him back if he gets the dreaded bullpen call later on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm confused by this sudden burst of offense.

Paul said...

Andre double!!! Rally killer up.

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone up for a LFP run tomorrow night?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IBB to Kemp? Really? I mean...

Really?

Mr. Customer said...

@wddim

Actually, I really like the LFP every now and then. I don't have the stamina to hang with those guys on a regular basis, though.

Paul said...

The beard has been swinging well tonight AND his walk up music is dramatic.

Paul said...

Well that was quick.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Dre Day. Finally hitting the lefties

Shaq lost his spot up on the rafters in my book, playing for the green

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was a good pitch to hit, too.

Dusty Baker said...

^So I guess that's a no from Mr. C.

Meaniebreanie said...

Come on Belli!

Dusty Baker said...

That's exactly what I was thinking re the rafters, Spanky. D Fish should take his rightful place up there in time, way before Shaq ever should.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Damn, I was thinking about it, but I've hardly been in the office all week. I don't think I can justify leaving early and leaving a mountain of paper on my desk.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Weak ass shit Fat Belli

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I'll try to hold him back...but I can't promise anything..Maybe I won't get arrested because technically I'm not really jumping on the field...but then again who knows..

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Yeah, I can't justify the paperwork being left behind, either. So I'm just not going to try to justify it as I wave it goodbye on the way to the Yard!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Shaq will get his jersey up as long as he apologizes to Buss for acting like a stuck-up prima donna.

So no, he won't be getting his jersey up.

Paul said...

Padilla wears number 44 in honor of Strawberry.

Dusty Baker said...

I think that's a finely-crafted defense, WDDIM! You'd be in the pen,not on the field proper.

If you need representation, some homiez from this blog can hook you up pro bono.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Commendable.

Paul said...

If you would have shown me the starters era for the second half I would be making plans for October.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm starting to get nervous.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

I gotta get out there for my DS anniversary. The boss understands.

Paul said...

If you would have shown me the starters era for the second half at the break I would be making plans for October.

karina said...

@Paul who said you can't plan for October?

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