Friday, August 13, 2010

Game 116 Thread: August 13 @ Braves, 4:30p

Hiroki Kuroda (8-10, 3.65) vs. Tim Hudson (13-5, 2.24).

116 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

All Zombie starting lineup:

J. Steve, SS
On-Bound Theriot, 2B
Steve Dittmore, RF
Josh S., CF
Mr. F, 1B
Betsy, LF
Meaniebreanie, 3B
Keven, C
Orel, P

Podsednik 7,
Theriot 4,
Ethier 9,
Loney 3,
Blake 5,
Kemp 8,
Carroll 6,
Ausmus 2,
Kuroda 1

Josh S. said...

*looks for brains in Dodger dugout*

*goes hungry*

Josh S. said...

I'm in center? I hope there are two or three cutoff guys between me and 2nd.

Dusty Baker said...

Didn't mean to insinuate you were a talented, yet petulant fuck who needs to get his head straight if he wants to advance his career, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

Dittmore, though...he's a talented, yet petulant fuck who needs to get his head straight if he wants to advance his career.

Dusty Baker said...

Rained out BP. Hope they get the game in. Otherwise, I'llhave to go to Plan B. First, I'll need a Plan B, though.

Central Valley Fan said...

Like I sang earlier, Don't Stop Believing!

Josh S. said...

Brains?

Oh, rain. Never mind.

Josh S. said...

So, even Mother Nature is telling the Dodgers not to bother?

Dusty Baker said...

Mother Nature is PISSED...at Frank.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Broxton is officially out of the closer role, according to Dylan Hernandez.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dylan H.:

Torre said he will still use Broxton in close games; just wants to take him out of closing role until he gets his feet under him.

On days Kuo isn't available, Dotel will close. Jansen could also be used.

Eric said...

On days when Dotel or Jansen aren't available, Torre will ask people in the front row of the Field level fans can get a ball 60 feet in a relatively straight line and will pinky swear not to throw meatballs to the home team.

Josh S. said...

Eric, are you saying there may be an ulterior motive to this contest?

Loney Fan said...

This was passed on to me by another SoSG follower. Notice the URL

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2010/08/dodgers-hang-on-to-take-twoofthree-from-phillies-96.html

Jumped the gun a little?

MR. F said...

It's all the LA Times' fault.

Josh S. said...

@DB: I just noticed "Keven, C."

Bravo, sir.

Josh S. said...

Game starts at 4:35. I'm off at 5. I'm not even going to bother firing up Gameday Audio for those last 25 minutes.

I'm a sad zombie. I'd cry if I still had eyes.

MR. F said...

Josh S.,
Does your monitor print out braille for you to read?

Dusty Baker said...

Glad you liked that Keven C, Josh. I just about wet me pants when it hit me.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. F: Yeah, it says Broxton is a bumpity-bumpin' pile of bump.

Josh S. said...

That's right, Pods. We may go down in flames, but if you get on base a million times between now and the end of the season, it will feel like a win to me.

Dusty Baker said...

We should be awarded a run every 5 times Pods gets a base hit plus a steal.

Dusty Baker said...

We should also get free runs for having a high ratio of players who wear their unis the right god damned way.

MR. F said...

Meh.

Dusty Baker said...

Attack of the LHWGs!

rbnlaw said...

Dewey Beats Truman!!

Dusty Baker said...

Someone just set up a new Twitter account: @KuosLeftElbow

Dusty Baker said...

Beer status: Sioux City Sarsaparilla

MR. F said...

Beer is nice.

Dusty Baker said...

Can we just all have a Chipper Jones circle jerk then get on with it?

MR. F said...

I don't know what a circle jerk is, but since Dusty suggested it, I'm sure it's a good idea.

Josh S. said...

I have Stone IPA waiting for me at home.

Dusty Baker said...

"since Dusty suggested it, I'm sure it's a good idea"

This philosophy will carry you far on life, Mr. F.

Dusty Baker said...

GET HOME SOON, Josh.

NicJ said...

lets go braves.

Dusty Baker said...

JUST TALK ABOUT THE FUCKIN GAME, STEINER! I don't care about Cox(Bobby or otherwise) or Tim Hudson. Tell me what's going on in the damned game.

rbnlaw said...

Beer;43.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
If you think Steiner is bad, you should hear the way Collins has been going on about Cox, and balls. . .and strikes.

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 3 after switching over to audio feed.

rbnlaw said...

Collins and Lyons aren't done beating that dead horse called last night's debacle.

Dusty Baker said...

Collins is so bad he made me turn off the telly and listen to Steiner. That's bad!

rbnlaw said...

I stopped for happy hour at Wingnuts in Costa Mesa. Had the chicken strips and 2 beers.

Eased my surly factor to a 2.

rbnlaw said...

Blake could've run the ball over to 1st himself and still beat Glaus.

rbnlaw said...

Trivia answer: 1 is Walter Alston. 24 seasons (more?) with the Blue.

rbnlaw said...

3 balls on the batter? Odd.

Dusty Baker said...

Hiro looking shaky. Don't have a good feeling about this.

rbnlaw said...

IF THE DODGERS LOSE THIS GAME IT IS BECAUSE OF MATT KEMP!!!

rbnlaw said...

Apathy factor +3, but I don't know what that means.

rbnlaw said...

Nor do I care.

Dusty Baker said...

My god these are some Light-Hitting White Guys. It's like someone transplanted a scene from my back yard from 1979.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Back in 2008, Fabiola's avatar brought some luck.

@Rbnlaw are you still wearing the bracelet your daughter gave you?

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

MR. F said...

Epale, karina!

Dusty Baker said...

Great....rain coming.

Josh S. said...

Pods should thank me for sticking up for his ability to get on base.

karina said...

These days,the way my beloved Dodgers are playing,I think I could play some MLB baseball,at least I'm going to take a walk now and then ;)

karina said...

My older brother just taunted me by email.He must be having breakfast right now, thinking the best way to make fun of the Dodgers and me :(

MR. F said...

karina,
That's cruel! What team does your brother support?

Dusty Baker said...

We go to the 7th scoreless but with rain increasing. Boo!

Time for Dos XX.

rbnlaw said...

@karina:
Yes I am. Had to trim it a little so it fits, but the blue and white is on the wrist.

Steve Dittmore said...

@ Dusty 1:35 - are you sure you are not my department chair?

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Would that be 2 dos equis?

karina said...

The Atlanta Braves...remember when there was a rivalry?it still exists between us, even though he moved to Australia.

He called today and I refused to talk to him, I was too sad to discuss these upcoming games.

:(

NicJ said...

cant we just call it a tie?

NicJ said...

nevermind.

phils lose, lets go braves!!

karina said...

are you bored,NicJ?

Dusty Baker said...

No tenure for you, Dittmore!

Dusty Baker said...

I was just about to type that we were having too many fly ball outs for my taste.

NicJ said...

braves perfectly planning a 1 run win on a seven inning game.

karina said...

Please, no rain, pleaseeeeeee.

NicJ said...

i wouldn't say bored, indifferent.

im just rooting against team i hate rather than rooting for a team i love.

NicJ said...

im going to be mighty pissed if texas blows it again and lets the angels into the playoffs again.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Josh S - How is the Stone IPA? I opted for a Boulevard Singlewide IPA (KC beer) tonight. Love IPAs

Oh, yeah. New definition of insanity: watching Dodgers on MLB Network two nights in a row and expecting a different result.

Dusty Baker said...

Nats win!

Dusty Baker said...

It would be funny to sip a Singlewide from one's doublewide, no?

rbnlaw said...

I love lamp.

karina said...

Thanks the Lord the White Sox are winning...

rbnlaw said...

Let's go Nats!!!

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - Boulevard makes a Doublewide IPA as well, presumably for that very purpose.

rbnlaw said...

@karina:
I'll have my daughter make a black/white bracelet for the Sox.

Dusty Baker said...

i have to learn to type faster. or worry about punctuation less. i didn't even finish "time for kemp to jack one out of here" before he grounded out.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw that's the sweetest thing this week! do you like the White Sox?

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, Dittmore...the multiples have my head spinning.

This is a KC brew you speak of? I'll have to be on the lookout for it if it has any sort of wider distro.

Dusty Baker said...

Are we making friendship bracelets now?

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Gibby!

rbnlaw said...

@karina:
Might as well. My Blue team sucks right now. Plus, I like Ozzie.

karina said...

why the delay?

Dusty Baker said...

^ I barely got that comment in before the out. Wooo...need to start commenting monosyllabically.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
My daughters love making them. Mine is blue and white. The next one will be black/white for the Sox.

Go Soxos de Blanco.

karina said...

Ozzie rocks!besides when he was playing in winter baseball, he was the franchise player of a great team.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Belliard had to finish up the fudge brownie he was eating before stepping into the box.

karina said...

"Go Soxos de Blanco", I like that very much!

rbnlaw said...

Fizzle my nizzle.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...Soxos.

Dusty Baker said...

Man...can we do a quick round of AC just to relieve the game monotony?

karina said...

I don't get these professional players who can't keep their ideal weight.They have an army of people to help them if theyhave a slow metabolism or whatever.

Speaking of the White Sox, it infuriates me every time I see Andruw Jones. I'm sure I'm paying some karma...

Josh S. said...

@Steve D.: I'm getting a nice buzz halfway through the first one and it's tasty too. Thumbs up!

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - You should be able to get Boulevard anywhere in AR. Doublewide IPA only comes in 22 oz. bottles.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Josh S. - I'll look for it next time I'm on West Coast. This is geeky, but I keep a note of favorite IPAs in Evernote. This way I know what to look for when I travel.

Since LAD is playing in Atlanta, I recommend Sweetwater IPA or Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale when visiting the Peach State.

Josh S. said...

I AM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UPTICK IN PODSEDNIK'S OBP.

karina said...

lead off single! let's go Dodgers!

karina said...

Dre,please?

karina said...

Awesome,Pods caught stealing.

MR. F said...

What just happened?

Josh S. said...

14 shutouts. Same number of dead in AC.

Josh S. said...

I almost typed "shitouts," which is also appropriate.

Josh S. said...

Step one of Operation: Phuck the Phillies is complete!

karina said...

@Josh can you be responsible to increase EVERYONE'S OBP?

this morning I asked for something to believe,thanks Hiro.

Josh S. said...

That's a Herculean task. As with Pods, I'll need someone to come in here and mindlessly bash all the players first.

NicJ said...

our draft spot for next year just keeps getting better.

Too bad we will waste it anyways.

NicJ said...

god damn padres, and giants.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up (yawn!)

Dusty Baker said...

@Professor

"Doublewide IPA only comes in 22 oz. bottles."

Why would anyone ever want to buy beer in smaller bottles?

Dusty Baker said...

Also @ the Professor:

Keeping a note of one's favorite IPAs in Evernote is not geeky. Held in high regard!

Dusty Baker said...

Note to self: Get Evernote.

If I had Evernote, I would be able to better keep up with notes to self.

#chickenortheegg