Sunday, August 08, 2010

Game 112 Thread: August 8 vs. Nats, 1p

Ted Lilly (1-0, 1.29) vs. Jason Marquis (0-3, 20.52).

COMMENTS: Don't let the 20.52 ERA fool you — Marquis, who has been out since April due to bone-chip removal surgery — is 5-2 with a 2.29 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers. However, the Dodgers are riding a wavelet of momentum after last night's extra-innings victory, and expectations are high for Lilly following his stellar debut in Dodger Blue. If the journey of 51 remaining games begins with a single victory, a series win against the lowly Nationals would be a good place to start.

159 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Bring it!

I feel like the last game just ended about twenty minutes ago.

Dusty Baker said...

DET's 2B is called Will Rhymes. Oh, man, we need this guy for nickname purposes.

Will "Bust" Rhymes

or "Busta Rhymes is in effect!" when he hits a HR.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @DodgertownUSA: #Dodgers designate Garret Anderson and purchase the contract of Jay Gibbons

Dusty Baker said...

GLORIOUS DAY!

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: Hat tip to GA for being a great player and a class act through the years. I've got nothing against him as a man, just as a player.

And I use the term "player" extremely loosely and with great hyperbole.

Dusty Baker said...

Here are your Nats:

Gonzalez-4
Desmond-6
Zimmerman-5
Dunn-3
Willingham-7
Morse-9
Maxwell-8
Nieves-2
Marquis-1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Podsednik LF
Theriot 2B
Ethier RF
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Belliard 3B
Carroll SS
Ellis C
Lilly P

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Dusty Baker said...

There sure are some light hitters in the lineup today. Better be some small god damned ball going on...smart base running, bunting, not swing for the friggin fences.

Would Carroll's deep fly ball last night have gone out during a warm day? Couldn't tell from where I was but it looked like he whacked the shit out of it.

Dusty Baker said...

DET stadium PA playing that California Gurls song by Katy Perry between innings. Why? DET is not California, clearly. And, wouldn't it be a compliment or a welcoming song to visiting Angels?

Either way, Perry looks hot in that video. Just for the record.

karina said...

So, the fact we don't have GAAARP anymore, means we make party even before game starts?

Epale everyone!

karina said...

For the record, I love Big Game King James. He's the best in my heart.

Missed it because I watched Inception and after that, had martinis with friends.

Dusty Baker said...

Are you sure you weren't just dreaming you had martinis?

Dusty Baker said...

David Ross just jacked one for Braves.

ATL 2
Gnats 1

Dusty Baker said...

Jay Gibbons will wear #31 for us when he arrives, per TBLA.

Steve Sax said...

Garret Anderson is gone! We're coming off a walkoff victory! Here comes our playoff run!!!

Dusty Baker said...

So gad this isn't a nationally televised game so we can enjoy our man Vinny and a nice day game, when the game should be played.

Dusty Baker said...

^glad

rbnlaw said...

Eh, gad, glad; same thing.

Fare thee well, GAARP. If the Lost Angels of Yorba Linda had an ounce of sense, they'd sign him after the rosters expand to 40 and let him retire as an Angel.

Of course, ol' GAARP might be delusional and think he's got a couple of seasons left in him.

Dusty Baker said...

ATL on verge of blowing this one open v Jints. 5-1 w bases loaded and 1 out, Braves batting.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brandon Morrow has a row of goose eggs up against the Rays. How does that team keep getting screwed?

Spank Raving Mad said...

It's a sad day because I really liked the nickname GAARP.

Not the player so much.

Neeebs said...

Hey its about time on GAARP. Good guy from my Valley, but his days were long over.

Now if we can activate Belli and Drop GS, I'd be a whole lot more motivated.

I think its time to bust out the White Russian drinks when I get home.

Dusty Baker said...

Bust dat crazy shit, Neeebs!

Dusty Baker said...

Cats and dogs getting along - I'm going to recommend a Plaschke article!

http://tinyurl.com/28ou46w

Neeebs said...

Just for the record, did Jay Gibbons ever play in a band with Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones?

Neeebs said...

@Dusty

You know I have to use up that gallon of Kaluah that I brought back.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Exactly...you bought it, so now you need to use it up.

NicJ said...

Damn, Gibbons is one ugly mofo. Looks like the toxic avenger.

Steve Sax said...

Man, it's gotta be hot out there today...Lucky Josh S is in a suite

rbnlaw said...

Damn Neeebs,
I've still got most of a 1.75 of Absolut ready to rock. Time for a a little lunchtime glasnost.

Dusty Baker said...

MMMmmmmmm....Perestroika.

Dusty Baker said...

Guess where I am, Vinny. On tha sofa!

Steve Sax said...

Getting some aggro out playing COD:MW2

Josh S. said...

Just down the hall from ya, Vinny!

NicJ said...

Last years 86 pitch CGSHO by Marquis is always my benchmark for bad dodger games.

Steve Sax said...

Josh: free alcohol in your suite?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The payoff of grit: a walk, steal, sac-bunt, and error.

NicJ said...

Nats giving away runs today.


ILL TAKE IT!!

NicJ said...

Yay!!

Josh S. said...

Sax: free Heineken and Amstel. Some wine. Very little food, though.

NicJ said...

Finally free from GA and we get four runs in the first.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck yeah!

Josh S. said...

Hey, uh, Ted? Don't throw that pitch anymore.

NicJ said...

What the hell happened?

Dusty Baker said...

How can a so-called fly ball pitcher pitching in a pitcher's park give up two straight jacks to some punk ass lil bitches ? And almost a third?

Surly factor: 3.5

Only not 4 because guacamole just arrived. I'm at my cantina now.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, my spiritual brother, I JUST yelled out from the bar "Don't throw that pitch again!"

Dusty Baker said...

Whats up with lame beer selection Josh? That sounds like a budget Sheraton ballroom C wedding reception kind of beer selection.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker ha!when discussing the movie,I kept saying "Takashi Saito" so we figured we were in my dream and it had bad architecture because my subconcious was giving away weapons.

Am I the only one who confused things?

Dusty Baker said...

Ha ha ha! Jints swept by ATL. Now quickly back to hating ATL.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I don't really drink beer, but I love Heineken, it also doesn't give me instant headaches like most beers do.

Josh S. said...

Dusty: I am of the belief that no beer that is free can be lame.

Amstel in a can sucks ass, though. Back to the Heiney.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Karina

So Saito-san is your totem to help you tell if you're dreaming or not? Cool!

This was a confusing movie. In my opinion it was confusing in order to mask the fact that beyond the initial good concept, the execution was utter shite. It just ended up being the closeup on Leo show and then some pointless snowmobile chase scenes. Pffffffffttttt.

Josh S. said...

How does one go back to regular seats after watching a game from a Herman Miller chair?

/snobbery

Neeebs said...

@RBN12.55

Someone's got to bring the milk.

Dusty Baker said...

Completely agree Josh except for the can part. Just seems like they should set a brotha up w something more than budget hospitality suite fare. What's the food situ?

Josh S. said...

I'd rather not talk about the food sitch.

Still a great seat, though.

By the way, "Back to the heiney" is also what Matt said to James last night.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina almost sounded like the Dos Equis guy in her beer commentary above. "I don't always drink beer..."

Josh S. said...

Tommy's wearing orange. What has the world come to?

Josh S. said...

I am apparently one suite over from the Nats brass.

karina said...

Who said Ellis can't hit?

Steve Sax said...

Hmm. Lilly isn't as sharp today, so we'd better keep scoring runs...

Steve Sax said...

Sax here, going to open up my first beer today.

What a beautiful day!

Josh S. said...

Mar-keep walkin'.

Josh S. said...

I'm finishing my third, Saxy.

For reference, I'm directly above the middle of the Nats' dugout.

Josh S. said...

TOOTBLAN!

Dusty Baker said...

Back to the heiney...nice one Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

My cantina is shutting down for a couple weeks for their annual vacay. So they need to get rid of some product so they won't hav to keep it refrigerated. Among that product is some XX amber. Life is good. Surly factor waning.

Dusty Baker said...

Who do I have to have sex with to just get this Adam Dunn deal to Dodgers deal done?

Josh S. said...

I think Frank got wind of my intention to eat and drink him out of (seven) houses and home(s), hence the limited fare.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I really like the script.I found brilliant how there are "totems" in the story (I could go further but I don't want to give spoilers)that allow different interpretations.Unlike many movies, it keeps you thinking and analyzing, beyond the end.

Also,acting is outstanding, Christopher Nolan is great directing actors, which IMHO, it's the most difficult aspect of being a film director.It had the elements that made me to really enjoy his sophomoric effort "Insomnia", a movie that didn't get enough praise, maybe because it was a remake (if you can see the original version, go for it!)

Every technical aspect of the movie is perfectly executed and music was glorious.I cross fingers that soundtrack gets released.

A great movie, however, I don't get how this film is on IMDB's top 250 in the third spot, AHEAD The Godfather II, who gets this voting?14 year olds?

If people dig films about dreams within dreams, why arent my man Fellini's films more popular? that's hallucinating, out of this world-impossible genius!.Just to give an example.

Sorry if I sound pretentious and/or got away.

Back to Dodgers baseball.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker can Dunn play catcher?

no way you want to get rid of Big Game King James for a guy with three incomes of every at-bat:walk,K or Hr. He's boring to watch.

Josh S. said...

Dodger Dog wrapper change. When did this happen? http://yfrog.com/16v1goj

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa. Whoa whoa. I didn't say anything about getting rid of this season' MVP James F. Loney!

Spank Raving Mad said...

I always arrive late and(of course) empty handed.

Can't believe we gained a game on the POD RAYS since the last time I saw these bums

Rally Action!

Josh S. said...

karina: Like Kemp! Only Kemp doesn't even walk.

Neeebs said...

Jamey is a fine young man.

karina said...

Our Admiral Ackbar is on fire today!

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Karina

I thought the ladies love the long ball

Spank Raving Mad said...

It's the new guy

Josh S. said...

Gibbons is already here?

Dusty Baker said...

Gibby at the bat!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker where'd he play then? ;)

@Josh that was hilarious!but you know, Kemp is homegrown, at least.Besides he looks good as poster boy or super-hero. Adam Dunn doesn't have those abilities :)

Neeebs said...

Monkey sighting.

Josh S. said...

YOU DO NOT DO THE WAVE WHEN JAY GIBBONS IS BATTING!!!

Josh S. said...

Already better than GA.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Dividends...Paid.

Steve Sax said...

Gibbons delivers already, where GAARP couldn't!

Steve Sax said...

@Josh: one should not do the wave, ever.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm glad you liked the movie Karina. Just not my thing. Wish we lived in a world where a good concept can just be a good concept instead of being shaped so that 15 year old boys will gone a movie multiple times. The idiotic snowmobile stuff just made me laugh it was so lame. Good guys shoot and kill! Bad guys always miss!

karina said...

One at-bat coming from the bench, one RBI.

I'll take it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

NEEEBS

411 on the monkey references buddy

Josh S. said...

RANCHO THERIO!

Dusty Baker said...

If I ever see any of you SOBs doing the wave I'll break your frigid arms off and club you with the bloody ends.

Surly factor rising. Only a few short hours before I have to go to the Hollywood Bowl. Would rather be on the sofa (Vinny).

Dusty Baker said...

Friggin^

Fuck an iPhone

Neeebs said...

Gibbon is a type of monkey. Could be an ape, but I'll call it a monkey.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Whats at the Hollywood Bowl....Cats!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker those sequences reminded me of The Empire Strikes Back.

Maybe the guy dreaming it thought they were Stormtroopers in training or even, rejected Stormtroopers, I understand Kamino has high standards. Not that I am into conspiracy theories.

Dusty Baker said...

GAARP was definitely a light hitting white guy, in retrospect.

Spank Raving Mad said...

That's right . I'm a fucking idiot.

Dusty Baker said...

*hangs head* Rent is at the Bowl tonight.

karina said...

@Spank maybe but I'm into reliable-contact hitting. I also am in love with good bunts and squeeze plays.

The heart has reasons that the reason doesn't understand,right? (or whatever that phrase is written)

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Karina

You are old school. I like that.

My condolences Dusty

Jason said...

King Kenley Ks

karina said...

This Jansen kid is growing on me

Dusty Baker said...

Anorexic GBA singer. I could break that girl in half.

Josh S. said...

I just got mild vertigo during the stretch.

Jason said...

@Dusty - It could be worse and involve American Idol or other "reality" tours. Does John Williams still do his annual guest conducting weekend at the Bowl? I always enjoyed that show.

Josh S. said...

I'll go in your place, DB.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Yes he does. We go to that one almost every season. Fantastic show.

karina said...

@Spank exactly! old school rules!

Things that Dusty Baker doesn't like: musicals, pixie cuts and skinny women :)

Josh S. said...

Kemp has just flat out lost it.

karina said...

@Josh 3:36 pm I thought the same.

Steve Sax said...

Don't ask, Dotel

Dusty Baker said...

Oh wow, Karina. You just boiled down my entire world view into a short sentence. Well said.

Oh and to answer your Dunn question, and where he'd go: I was hoping MLB would grant us an exception so that we could play with an extra infielder so that we could work him into the lineup but not sacrifice Loney or La Barba.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe we should let Dunn go to the Giants. He looks awful.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: i like Rent, but I'm missing NPH's directorial effort tonight at the Bowl.

Josh S. said...

DEUCE AND DSBG GUY TEAMUP OF EPIC AWESOMENESS!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Did DSBG perform w Deuce today?

Steve Sax said...

Any man under 300 lbs would have had a triple there

still, good job Belliard

Dusty Baker said...

Last night DSBG and Deuce were both doing their thang and Diamondvision had it on split screen. This is the next logical step!

Steve Sax said...

My brother-in-law just got back from lunch.

It's 3:52p.

Dusty Baker said...

I actually do lime RENT but am just not in the mood to see it tonight or to get put at all.

To handcrafted beers made in local breweries!

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, who is Deuce?

Josh S. said...

Sax: Deuce is a little kid who dances out in the LFP during DSB. Today they performed together on the fid level next to the Nats dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

Deuce is the little LFP kid who has been doing air guitar during DSB. Little kid just jams. Last night instead of air guitar he did the DSBG routine.

Josh S. said...

^field

Steve Sax said...

Padres up 10-1; Giants lost.

Steve Sax said...

Loney, you could have made that if you had hustled

karina said...

@Dusty thanks but I just pay attention to you.

I still don't like Dunn.

Dusty Baker said...

That's my boys!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Thanks for the Deuce info. Who named him btw?

Carroll with a sweet tag evasion!!!

karina said...

@Sax I don't understand.

Steve Sax said...

8-3 good guys!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

At lease someone is paying attention to me!

Steve Sax said...

@Karina 4:00p: loney sac bunted and looked like he might have been able to make if to first.

Podsednik with the inning-ending DP. Must be all that eye-black.

Spank Raving Mad said...

W.T.F. Have I been high on crack or something.

When did TRON come back?

Josh S. said...

Your attention please. Now pitching for the Dodgers, Krusty the Clown!

Jason said...

When did Tron get recalled? I thought he was still in ABQ.

Dusty Baker said...

At Sax


Kid wears number two and it says Deuce on his jersey.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

Are those two separate questions?

Steve Sax said...

Fly out to ethier

two more tron

Spank Raving Mad said...

IPOD YOU BIG DUMMY

karina said...

@Sax thanks!but don't you think he can slack once in a while? just kidding :)

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Dusty

Just the TRON part

The crack part is more of saying because they are zombies and don't know what the fuck is going on.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Come on tron you hairy bastard

Dusty Baker said...

God almighty Krusty sucks.

Josh S. said...

Someone's whole day just got ruined.

karina said...

Torre sucks, what's doing Kuo there?

Dusty Baker said...

Cue the Newman!

Spank Raving Mad said...

We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

We make party!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Time for a Banquet Kegger....NOT!

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa Karina! I estimate your surly factor at ~ 2.5. Lime the feistiness!

Kuo had to come in bc Brox was unavailable, Tron sucked, and Jansen was already used.

Dusty Baker said...

And here it is 4:20.

Steve Sax said...

Post-

Game

Thread

Up

Spank Raving Mad said...

Ackbar not only looks like an alien but talks like one tambien.

Dusty Baker said...

Would it be wrong to say "Jamey Fuckin Carroll" ?

rbnlaw said...

Got to watch the 2nd half of this one from my cantina in the F U L.
Tacos, chips, salsa, y grande beers.

Muy bueno, indeed.

Dodgers who have not disappointed me this year:
1. Jamey Carrol
2. Free James Fucking Loney
3. Rafael Foorcal
4. Casey Blake

The order is in holding with their disappointment factor. 1 being the least disappointing in performance; 4 being the closest thing to a disappointment without actually being Matt Kemp.

Surly factor .5. Off to the market to erase that .5.