Thursday, August 05, 2010

Game 109 Thread: Aug 5 vs. Padres, 7p

Chad Billingsley (9-5, 3.78) vs. Kevin Correia (7-7, 5.06).

COMMENTS: What have we here? The Dodgers in position for a series win against the (barely) first-place Padres? Bills has a tough act to follow — Vicente's Padilla's two-hit CG shutout of the Padres. But heck, if the Dodgers score another nine runs, Bills may not even have to no-hit the Padres for 6 2/3 innings. Let's find out if the bats are back.

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Josh S. said...

Podsednik
Theriot
Ethier
Loney
Kemp
Blake
Carroll
Ellis
Billingsley

Josh S. said...

Annnd...I completely forgot we had a thread for this.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's do this.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Lemme guess, Theriot is at second again?

Theriot is a better shortstop than Carroll and Carroll is better 2B-man than Theriot, yet Torre keeps on trotting them out at each others positions.

There's always next year. (the more I give up, the more they win)

Dusto_Magnifico said...

J-Mac update:

through 6 innings, 8 K's, 4 hits, 1 walk on 89 pitches.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But the veteran presence of Dotel was totally worth it.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

No doubt!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't think McDonald will go the way of LaRoche, Young, or Abreu.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

of course the bats will show up, even Ellis', Pods' and Riot's.

Dusty Baker said...

Wearing my Russell Martin/Karina's son t-shirt now out of respect for the service JMart gave us over the years. It wasn't as much as we wanted or as long as we had hoped, but it's not nothing.

Mr. Customer said...

Evening, everybody!

Dusty Baker said...

What a pleasant evening it is, good sir!

Mr. Customer said...

Indeed, it is, but not half as good as you all deserve! I'm having buyer's remorse on the "good employee vs. night at The Ravine" decision

karina said...

@Dusty I'm gonna miss my son.Remember when Will Ferrel gave him the moniker "Speed Limit" because of his number. Good times.

karina said...

Are you both at the Ravine?

Dusty Baker said...

I ended up not going, Mr. C. No takers and I was whupped from a long day of meetings.

Dusty Baker said...

Hence:

On the sofa, Vinny!

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

Me too, on both counts. The point where I was pondering the guy with the man-dals was barely halftime.

Dusty Baker said...

The meetings werre the kind I had to be "on" and filtered, so that takes a lot out of a brother.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I really should have gone, but I didn't. I think I'll go to one of the two (or both) weekend games.

Mr. Customer said...

That's a tall order, Dusty.

After the second hour, I really start fixating on whqf would be the most disruptive and inappropriate thing that I could say or do.

Mr. Customer said...

^what

Dusty Baker said...

The problem is that I start fixating on that as soon as I get to the meeting.

And these happened to be with White House officials, so I had to be on extra good behavior.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

The Baker clan will be at Saturday's game.

I want to do Sunday, too...but we also have RENT tickets for the Hollywood Bowl later that SUnday night.

karina said...

If Theriot singled, can we say his bat showed up?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Hey Peeps!

What's the Haps?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Almost

NicJ said...

an early lead of some sort would be nice.

Dusty Baker said...

Quit catching the balls the hit deep into the outfield! That's not fair.

Mr. Customer said...

Lots of good contact, not so great results.

Josh S. said...

I hate you Ludwick.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Beards fly ball was carrying out

NicJ said...

i hate it when a great defensive stop doesnt actually get an out, ruins it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Looked Good,Admiral

NicJ said...

the fact that we need this game badly, bills has been aswesome lately, and Correia sucks really worries me. It always feels like the dodgers are setting me up.

Josh S. said...

Carroll just a bit off this inning.

Spank Raving Mad said...

By 2013 the POD RAYS will field a team of only Hairston's

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm still baffled by how the Padres traded Scotty Hairston to Oakland mid-season, then traded for him back.

Mr. Customer said...

Siddown!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sick, Chad. Sick.

Spank Raving Mad said...

And Shuddup

NicJ said...

siƩntate hairston!

karen said...

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen

Shall we shoot for three

Paul said...

Fuck.

I need a new jersey. Any suggestions?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Paul - Buy a classic jersey. Like Ronbinson or Koufax or Fernando. Don't risk something on any of the younguns.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Jeff Reboulet.

Paul said...

Steve Howe?

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Paul

That works for me

NicJ said...

Darren Dreifort

NicJ said...

Or an Xavier Paul jersey.

NicJ said...

damn, the DP turn beats the shift.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Mike Marshall the right fielder

karina said...

Pedro Martinez?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Shannon Brown signed with the Lakers

Mr. Customer said...

I don't know that I could stomach wearing anything on the Dreifort / Carlos Perez / Jason Schmidt level of payroll death, even for irony. I consider Greg Brock to be the dividing line in what is acceptable.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Karina with the left hook to the chin

NicJ said...

god damn it i saw this coming.

Mr. Customer said...

We need some of last nights offense.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING LUDWICK

Spank Raving Mad said...

Dem Bums are back

Mr. Customer said...

Piss.

NicJ said...

well they just matched our normal run output.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'M GOING TO MURDER YOU LUDWICK. WITH MY OWN BARE HANDS.

Mr. Customer said...

Come on, thighmaster, get it together.

NicJ said...

why did everyone have to make such a big deal about the scoreless streak?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Suck it up Billz..Fuck, Man

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't wait for Bill Plaschke's article tomorrow about how Bills lacks balls.

Josh S. said...

So, uh, yeah.

Shit.

Mr. Customer said...

I ain't gonna worry about two runs, but any more, I'll be sweating it.

karen said...

Settle yourself down bills

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ MLASF

You know he is writing it as we speak

Dusty Baker said...

The Brad Penny jersey has to be pretty shitty. Therre are others who were worse/bigger busts, but he's such an a-hole and badmouthed us and played for the enemy.

Actually I think Brad Penny does have a big bust.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OH FOR THE LOVE OF JACKIE JUST GET SOME FUCKER OUT

Mr. Customer said...

It figures that Chad doesn't do anything half-assed.

Neeebs said...

@Paul

Trenton is a fine choice. As is Princeton. Perhaps Hackensack?

You did say New Jersey, right?

NicJ said...

that might do it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can imagine the one-line paragraphs now:

"The Dodgers needed a win

All Billingsley could muster was more disappointment...."

Josh S. said...

Mother Q. Fucker.

Dusty Baker said...

Man up now, Dodger bats...man up.

karina said...

@NicJ let's blame Steiner and Giants fans.

Mr. Customer said...

More unacceptable jersey purchase; Bobby Bonilla or Odalis Perez?

NicJ said...

i will wait to see if we answer back with any runs in this inning before giving up hope.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Hackensack Bull Monte Brewster jersey

Josh S. said...

What about a game-worn, but unwashed, Padilla jersey?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No love for Newark?

karina said...

@Mr C how about a Juan Marichal shirt?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How about Delwyn Young? Andy LaRoche? Tony Abreu?

NicJ said...

alright, alright i give in. Im officially in the "Shut the fuck up and stop whining Moriyama and MSTI" club.

karina said...

@Josh ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - I can only imagine what MOKM is saying now


because I stopped following him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GOOD LORD RYAN THERIOT HAS OUR ONLY TWO HITS

Josh S. said...

Vin really likes repeating that Theriot "goes the other way."

Hmmmmmm...

Spank Raving Mad said...

le Francia gets a hit

NicJ said...

im starting to wonder if they actually like the dodgers or if they just like to complain about them.

and this is coming from a guy who likes to complain about the dodgers.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I need to pull the trigger on cutting MOKM. MSTI is at least witty from time to time.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, Marischal is a good one. I stand that he historically looked the most out-of-place as a Dodger. Niedenfeuer would also be a poor choice.

I think I would accept Bevacqua, though.

Dusty Baker said...

That sad sack Moriyama can suck my ass. I don't follow him any more, either.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The line that broke the camel's back was "Kuo didn't strike out a batter. Dude sucks."

I just thought, why? Why? Why do you really need to say that?

karina said...

@Mr LASF why? it was top entertaintment (at least for me) when you owned him.

Josh S. said...

100

NicJ said...

Moriyama has the old internet disease "Everybodyiswrongitis".

Dusty Baker said...

SHITTY HAIRCUT ALERT: Emma Watson. Good lord, Hermione, what did you do to yourself?

[Cue all the females to chime in and say how cute it is]

Josh S. said...

I always find it hard to believe that Kuo warming up can ruin a whole game for someone.

karina said...

I don't follow Moriyama because it was enough when you replied to him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's either him bitching about Colletti, remarking that sub-par players will eventually become Dodgers, or sarcastically pointing out how everyone is wrong about Bills' lack of heart, Kemp's lack of focus, etc.

Dusty Baker said...

Those guys use Twitter as a GT, essentially. Not good use of tech.

Josh S. said...

It works on her, DB.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, and Carlos Santana.

WE FUCKING GET IT, SANTANA'S A BEAST, FUCKING SHUT UP ABOUT IT

karina said...

@Dusty Baker that girl is so pretty she can get away wuth whatever she likes.

Josh S. said...

Meanwhile, at MOKM headquarters...

Dusty Baker said...

That's the capper: whining that Broxton may be having a side session in the pen during a blowout game. That's not a catastrophe, but he thinks it is.

If dude was so baseball brilliant, wouldn't he be a GM and not Tweeting from his parents' basement?

Mr. Customer said...

Shite. Almost got that, James.

Spank Raving Mad said...

That was a homerun in the first inning

Dusty Baker said...

Don't you take their side on that pixie haircut, Josh. Get my back!

NicJ said...

way to not make him pay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cue it up, Spanky.

Mr. Customer said...

No dice. Let's have Good Chad back this inning.

karina said...

@Mr C ;)

Josh S. said...

My favorite MOKM quote (from the exchange MLASF and I had with him over his Loney comments):

"I establish reality."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

NicJ said...

we need to get our runs in now. The bullpen isnt going to give up any.

Spank Raving Mad said...

What those MSTOKM guys need to do is switch to decaf and get laid.

Josh S. said...

The pixie cut is hot in general. I cannot lie.

See also: the girl in the iPhone 4 commercial.

Dusty Baker said...

They can handle the decaf part, but not sure about the rest.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit
we needed at least a run that inning

NicJ said...

@josh, dont laugh, you promised you wouldnt laugh.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I think you don't like short hair on women.Thing is your tolerance to those haircuts is lower than most men.

Besides, she had his hair sort of shoulder-length for his role of Hermione, so it's pretty natural she changed his hair when she was done filming.

NicJ said...

we need to win this game, a series split is a win for the padres.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't mind short haircuts as long as they work. Her's doesn't really work.

NicJ said...

when the fuck did this become the "Sons of Vidal Sassoon" blog?

karina said...

Quick survey: how about Winona Ryder hair in the late nineties?

Dusty Baker said...

As always, we're going to have to agree to disagree re that hideous 6-year-old pixie haircut Watson got that made her go from hot to stand-in at an Auschwitz documentary film shoot.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yesterday we were talking about mimosa's. How can any tangent catch you off guard?

Spank Raving Mad said...

I'm gonna check this haircut shit you alls talking bout. Be back with a style blog

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry, Nic.

Mr. Customer said...

Feel that my voice isn't being heard in the great pixie cut debate. Sorry, gotta side with Josh on this one DB.

Then again, we've previously established that I am a wino and a deviant. Grain of salt and all.

Dusty Baker said...

A Spanky Style blog would actually probably be pretty funny.

NicJ said...

Well i expect alcohol talk from you drunkards. The haircut talk threw me off.

Dusty Baker said...

Switching gears here, then. Beer status: Sam Adams Pale Ale.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going back to baseball.

YOU SUCK, BEARD

karina said...

Had to search her haircut and she looks incredibly gorgeous.

I like it a lot (I had a similar cut a few years ago, when I stopped being a redhead)

Spank Raving Mad said...

She got a cranberrie do like that zombie chic

Mr. Customer said...

@Karina

'90s Winona is acceptable, though her permanent rock-star-accessory status was somewhat annoying.

NicJ said...

i guess the offense didn't wake up.

Fred's Brim said...

Capri pants? Si o No?

Dusty Baker said...

Can't believe you'd leave me high and dry, Mr C. Go on with your predict-a-chick from Minority Report lookin' girlfriend, then.

Mr. Customer said...

Shite, we're making Correia look competent.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THAT WAS BALL FOUR YOU STUPID MORON

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think the last two wins have me extra pissed at this effort.

Dusty Baker said...

I love it when Vin chastises himself out loud and calls himself Scully.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Jerry Dogget name drop. Fuck Yeah Vinny

Mr. Customer said...

I was ashamed to do so, Dusty. Predict-a-chick is pretty funny stuff, tho.

Fred's Brim said...

Torrealba is a sonovabitch. He's like a B-list Carlos Ruiz in sonovabitchery

Mr. Customer said...

@fb

In the comfort of your own home, whatever floats your boat.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim that question doesn't have a yes or no answer. It's an essay.

I won't say more because the rest can get Moriyama on me.

NicJ said...

oh hell, dont remind me of that bastard ruiz.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That reminds me: we still haven't seen the Phillies once this year. Fuckitall.

Spank Raving Mad said...

What are the odds we used up all our runs for the rest of week last night

Dusty Baker said...

"sonovabitchery"

Oh, yeah!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I'm thinking the Theriot RBI double and Dre homer would be better suited for this game.

karina said...

@Spank they are saving the offense for the Pods bullpen.

Fred's Brim said...

@MR C: my capris are for around town, culottes are for around the house

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ FB

You go girl with your bad self

Fred's Brim said...

Chad is battling tonight. For some reason I am not mad about how he's pitching. He's too wild for my usual tastes, but he's getting around it

Fred's Brim said...

*snaps*

Fred's Brim said...

was that KJ-74 warming up?

NicJ said...

this feels like a shutout.

Dusty Baker said...

Having never met FB, I can only picture him wearing capris, and with El Toro's face, slapping is own ass ans snapping. CANNOT get this picture out of my mind.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

PODS GETS ON BASE WE CANNOT WASTE THIS

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic I am feeling the same way. Unless Mujica comes in again. And I agree with you about a split: that'd be a loss in my book too

Mr. Customer said...

Do your thing JFL.

NicJ said...

a homerun would be nice right now.

Oh, its Loney. Nevermind.

NicJ said...

crap, Correia out of the game.
You had your chance dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

I will have a lot to live up to if I ever make it out there

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray, we've hit the Pods' pen!

Waitaminute...

Fred's Brim said...

we need to get something here

Spank Raving Mad said...

OOOOO

karina said...

Tonight is the night I had to learn about culottes.

Mr. Customer said...

Crap.

NicJ said...

thats the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING HELL THIS TEAM SUCKS

Spank Raving Mad said...

Damn Dude

Josh S. said...

Fack.

karina said...

IF my son is gone and Bison, Dre and King doesn't live up to the expections. what's the point?

I think I know hoe empty nest syndrome feels like

NicJ said...

of course we lose on the worst day possible.

NicJ said...

agent oranje time.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - they are so light and airy, you feel like you've got a sea breeze blowing up your bloomers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, Kenley Jansen does exist. How about that.

karina said...

Fred's Brim: were you the one who went to a Flaming Lips concert?how awesome was it?

Paul said...

Thanks for the suggestions all. Even the one that would give me ringworm.

Flaming menudo won't fit.

How about "R. Montalban"?

Fred's Brim said...

Zebu, Zeeeebu

Dusty Baker said...

IS JANSEN THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION?

Paul said...

Jansen is the anti-tron. We never see him.

Fred's Brim said...

please take the mic off the Padres dugout

NicJ said...

pads are getting 45 foot singles and the dodgers are making 395 foot outs.

Paul said...

For the record if a lady can pull off the short hair she is pretty hot.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

You might want to join a support group or perhaps hang out with late middle age women whose last child recently moved out so you can get together for lunch, drink chardonnay, and whine about your lives.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, not you, too Paul!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker not yet, I'm on denial

Mr. Customer said...

@fb/karina

I fancy myself as something of a sans-culottiste

NicJ said...

vin agrees the season is done if we lose tonight.

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