Friday, August 06, 2010

Game 110 Thread: August 6 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 2.94) vs. John Lannan (2-5, 5.63).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers leave the (once-) friendly opponents of the NL West and play an opponent from the NL East, against which the Dodgers are a paltry 8-12. But these are the Nationals! You know, the worst team in their division (who took two of three from us earlier this year); and, we won't even see their best pitcher this series (Stephen Strasburg hit the DL with a stiff shoulder last week and is scheduled to return Tuesday).

Instead, we start the series against John Lannan, a 22-35 lifetime pitcher with a 4.19 ERA. I imagine there won't be many mind games on Torre's behalf with regards to the lineup composition; he's more content to be watching the wheels. But if he felt (just like) starting over, might I suggest that we take Jeff Weaver off the DL and give him a start one of the three games in this series--in right field. I know, it may just be a #9 Dream of mine. But all I am saying, is give Weav's a chance.

137 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Soft-hitting White Guy 7
The Quiet 4
Fonzie's Love Interest 9
Prairie Dog 8
Soft-hitting Black Guy 3
Beardo 5
Soft-hitting White Guy 2: Electric Boogaloo 6
40 year-old catcher 2
Kershaw 1

Josh S. said...

41-year old catcher.

Ha! Fonzie's Love Interest.

rbnlaw said...

At least our defense looks good... oh wait.

Back from a gambling junket in which I was able to see the highs and lows of the San Diego series. Seriously, an inside-the-park HR? Luckily, I was drinking and playing video poker, so I didn't care that much.

Still wearing the Dodger friendship bracelet my daughter wove for me. Dodgers are 1-1 when it's on my wrist.

rbnlaw said...

I thought Fonzie's love interest was Pinky Tuscadero. . .oh, I get it.

Let's hope he doesn't have a run in with the Malachi brothers.

Josh S. said...

We're white guys, we take no crap
when we deliver our WHITE RAP
I like your shirt, I like your tie
I like your wife, just kidding guy!
We're white guys, we take no crap
when we deliver our WHITE RAP

NicJ said...

got some sweet loge box MVP's seats on stubhub for ten bucks each.

Bought the tickets before i realized i hate the team right now. Oh well.

rbnlaw said...

Nic has confirmed my suspicions; the season ticket fire sale is on!!

NicJ said...

ITS A FIRE!!!! sale.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They're so desperate to sell tickets, they've lowered the price for MyTown twitter night to $20, but no food. Crappy seats to a crappy team. But you still get a shirt, so I'd call that a wash.

Steve Sax said...

I don't get the lineup.

MR. F said...

The Dodgers are pretty depressing right now.

NicJ said...

@Sax, the way it is written out? Or just a general question how a major market team can put out a lineup so crappy?

Dusty Baker said...

All we are saying/
Is give GAARP the boot

Spank Raving Mad said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Neeebs said...

At Josh S:

We are white, we're EXTREMELY white and we walk up and down with our butts so tight.

I got a BMW and an MBA. I vote GOP on election day because we are White, EXTREMELY WHITE.

...one of my favorite SNL skits ever.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

my brother found this:

http://youtu.be/YaxpAkOWNM0

Enjoy!

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Saw that too. Amazing. Even funnier is his reaction. You can tell that he was suppressing his emotions so not to "offend" anyone. In this country he would have been jumping for joy, too.

Mr. Customer said...

His too-cool-for-school initial reaction, before he thought about it was pretty funny, too.

Josh S. said...

Sax! Sax!

I wrote something!

Baby steps. Baby steps.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm going to have to follow Josh's good example. I've been slacking.

NicJ said...

They just played baseball boogie on dodgervision. NOW the season is officially dead.

MR. F said...

Hold on Sons
Sons hold on
It's gonna be alright

karina said...

WOW, images of game 6 of the 1981 World Series. I couldn't breathe.

karina said...

@Neeebs exactly, same as the fans, they clapped and that was all.

how about good old fashioned high five to strangers?

Anyway, it was amazing.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw your daughter is sweet because she wove a bracelet and you're sweeter because you're wearing it. So, you started wearing it on the night they scored 9 runs.Good mojo!

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty barely up in dis bish. Been a long week. The Man has the boot on me.

Beer status: Sam Adams Pale Ale

Surliness factor: 3 of 5

Haven't read your post yet Josh but will get to it.

Epale, Karina!

And oh, yeah: On the patio steps, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

ROFL

Josh S. said...

Kershaw auditioning for the Galaxy.

Dusty Baker said...

Dunn will bat for Nats first 4 innings then Dodgers the rest of the game.

Dusty Baker said...

I kinda want to see Dunn crush one over the pavilion.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hat, Clay!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Well I was close.

karina said...

@Dusty do you know the expression "boca 'e sapo"?. You're one.

I thought it was a foul.

Dusty Baker said...

I got the mouth part. Are You telling me to shut it? Probably not a bad idea. Mrs Dusty agrees.

NicJ said...

Adam Dunn just missed an infield practice throw to him and it flew into the bats dugout and hit somebody.

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier jack tontie it up. Symmetry.

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone made light of Jim Joyce umping at first tonight?

Dusty Baker said...

Good hustle, light hitting WG #1!

Dusty Baker said...

Did MLASF kill himself?

karina said...

@Dusty I'm not telling you shut up, what would you? boca 'e sapo is someone who can predict things, even in unlikely scenarios, so be careful with what you say :)

Dusty Baker said...

I'm a frog mouth?

karina said...

At least you were when you predicted that awful HR.Hahahaha, it sounds better when you say it in Spanish.

King James, you're my only hope.

Dusty Baker said...

Everything sounds better in Spanish.

Josh S. said...

Is it frog mouth because your mouth leaps ahead of what happens?

Josh S. said...

Say " Sandbridge!"

Josh S. said...

Vinny just burped.

karina said...

Tell me it's a replay.

karina said...

I don't know, Josh.I'll have to research, but I love how you explained it, it's a nbeautiful image.

Dusty Baker said...

Dunn is blowing bubbles as he trots around the bases!

karina said...

Dusty, you are a boca 'e sapo tonight. How's the English expression? "be careful what you wish for?"

Dusty Baker said...

I THOUGHT I heard Vinny burp. Thanks for confirming, J.

Dusty Baker said...

The English expression is "We really suck this season."

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

"Be careful what you wish for" is a little different. It speaks to to unintended consequences. Wishing for something and predicting something being two different things...

karina said...

I know Dusty, but you wished one HR and you got two, meaning the Dodgers are losing by four in the first third of the game, so you are both "boca 'e sapo" and "be careful what you wish for" tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Holy shit, I see what you mean, K. What I really originally meant was "Dunn is going to crush one over the paviion here" but ended up saying "I want to see..." for whatever reason. So I gotcha. Thanks for keeping me in check! But remember not to take me literally as I essentially am never being serious.

karina said...

Bravo Dre!

Josh S. said...

Now karina is the boca de sapo. She said we were down by four before we were.

Dusty Baker said...

I wish Ethier would just crush one over the pavilion.

;-)

Dusty Baker said...

Let's just have a HR derby instead of the game...more interesting.

Josh S. said...

Oops. Threw an extra d in there. Sorry.

Josh S. said...

Boca 'e not boca de.

Dusty Baker said...

I want me to get another beer from the fridge.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Only 60 comments on this bullshit of a game. I see I am not alone when I say....

FUCK YOU DODGERS!!!! LATES

Dusty Baker said...

Great Vinny story brewing...

karina said...

@Josh I wish I was boca 'e sapo when I say the Dodgers are going to the playoffs!

By the way, you wrote it well the first time, I wrote it like it's pronnounced most of the time.

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Josh S. said...

OK so Dre is more or less back. If we can get Matt going, we may have a respectable finish.

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Dusty Baker said...

Monster Cheerios up in the pen.

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn.

karina said...

Love your avatar, Dusty!

karina said...

On TV, they said the best thing about Pods is he takes a lot oif pitches. Can we pair that comment with the "GAARP and the intangibles he brings to the Dodgers"?

Todd Hundley said...

Hello. Long time, first time here. Figures I'd sneak in when most everyone isn't here.

Dusty Baker said...

It's as good a time as any, Todd!

karina said...

Epale, Todd!

Todd Hundley said...

@Dusty thanks!

Josh S. said...

What up...Todd.

Josh S. said...

Tron's hair has reached Bozo status.

Dusty Baker said...

Our team reached Bozo status last night.

Dusty Baker said...

Strong throw from E prevents the run. Way to be alive, Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

Great moments of conversation from the Baker household for tonight:

Mrs Dusty: Kershaw...is he a lefty?

===END===

*sigh*

Todd Hundley said...

Thanks Josh and Karina!

Think I finally got the propic working.

Josh S. said...

Seriously, I just want them to adopt a "We aint goin' out like that!" mentality. Dre seems like he's on board.

Josh S. said...

Kemp can't buy a hit, even with Rihanna's money.

Josh S. said...

Woo! You stay classy, Todd.

Todd Hundley said...

Jansen lives!

Dusty Baker said...

New idea: can Torre platoon with Ausmus at catcher?

Josh S. said...

Apparently we traded away command.

Dusty Baker said...

Honey on the bat phone already.

karina said...

That's not a bad idea, Dusty. Also, we could have Donnie Baseball as King James'back up.

Dusty Baker said...

Hell, we could have Tommy come in as a lefty reliever.

Josh S. said...

Nerd Alert.

(Pot. Kettle. Black.)

Dusty Baker said...

Pod Rays lost.

Steve Sax said...

Argh! GAARP sighting!!!

Please just be a decoy!

Dusty Baker said...

Ausmus can't catch up to shit any more. Blech.

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully Sean Burnett is AJ's younger, even shittier brother.

Dusty Baker said...

SPOKJDHGKN:e98-475890dsvu98908w*(&*(&UHFnjk

GAARP!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Anderson grounds out to the catcher.

Need I say more.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 5

Josh S. said...

GAARP POWAH!!!

Dusty Baker said...

^ skipped 4

Steve Sax said...

B11, one out, braves down 3-2

Dusty Baker said...

I'm officially classifying GAARP as a light-hitting white guy from now on.

Dusty Baker said...

2 outs for Braves. McCann is the onyl hope.

Josh S. said...

Wouldn't it be funny if they didn't play DSB on '80s night?

Dusty Baker said...

I hate when the broadcast plays that melancholic Breathe song (or whatever's it's called) by some overly tragic hipsters before the game even ends.

Steve Sax said...

I feel bad for Vin

Josh S. said...

I'll say this: I have liked Theriot's defense as a Dodger.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

You started GAARP, right?

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I saw that TBLA tweet.

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG in tha heezy! Adam Dunn was looking over at Diamondvision with a quizzical look.

Dusty Baker said...

I cold set him straight, Josh.

Josh S. said...

Good lookin' out, mang.

Josh S. said...

I should have bookmarked the first usage.

Dusty Baker said...

This would be the time for Matt Kemp to start working his way out of my doghouse.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Or kept a spreadsheet.

Dusty Baker said...

Dexy's Midnight Runners playing on the stadium system.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I strongly dislike this baseball club.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - MLASF cannot die. Only the actors who play him. OH YEAH!

Dusty Baker said...

I knew you hadn't died...just thought you might have been reincarnated as Troncoso's hair.

MR. F said...

George Sherrill's ERA: 6.66. I think I understand now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And here we see the wild, untamed manager Joe Torre in his natural environment. And even though the season is over for his beloved pack, he is still convinced they are still in the hunt purely by instinct. He pushes the young cub out into the open, hoping for positive results, even though time and time again the young cub has failed to meet expectations.

Dusty Baker said...

Do we have three in us?

I have four in me.

Josh S. said...

For the record, my first usage of GAARP was in the Game 35 GT. And then Sax acknowledged it in the PGT. It took a while before it became the sensation it is today.

Dusty Baker said...

Duly noted, Josh.

Josh S. said...

It ain't happening.

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL: What is it going to take to get us over this slump?

Dusty: The off-season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh goody, Belly2 to drive the nail into the coffin.

Dusty Baker said...

It huuuuuuuurts.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I should get going now, as long as it's considered a crime of passion.

Dusty Baker said...

"Dunn and Dunn." -Lyons

Josh S. said...

Guy who used GAARP on TBLA says he got it from MLBTR.

OMG.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Holy Shit! I'm drinking at my mom's and she ran out of booze and she came up on one of my Icehouse's.

FUCK YEAH!

She has more balls than the Dodger's and she is 65.

rbnlaw said...

My bracelet mojo is not working.

Spank Raving Mad said...

I'm going to give props to all who participated in this game thread.

Unfortunately I am weak willed and decided to get thrashed instead of watching this ...you know.

Cheers Peeps!

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

I didn't realize we had to choose between getting trashed and participating in the game thread. And here I have been getting the best of both worlds the whole time!