Saturday, August 14, 2010

Game 117 Thread: August 14 @ Braves, 4p

Ted Lilly (2-0, 2.77) vs. Derek Lowe (11-9, 4.40).

COMMENTS: Anyone else miss Derek Lowe? When I saw WDDIM wearing a Lowe jersey at SoSG Fest 2010, I was reminded of Lowe's steady contributions to the Dodgers in years past. Last year, I advocated re-signing him as a free agent, but family-friendly Jamie had other ideas. Well, at least we've got Lilly for another month or two. Maybe the Dodgers will score him more than a run today.

161 comments:

Josh S. said...

Who thought putting Kevin Millar in the broadcast booth was a good idea?

Greg Zakwin said...

Podsednik 8
Threiot 4
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Blake 5
Kemp 8
Carroll 6
Ellis 2
Lilly 1

I assume Dylan Hernandez meant to put a 7 by Scott's name.

Orel said...

Actually, it's Joe Torre's innovative "Double Center" formation.

Dusty Baker said...

I just did a drive-by through Gas Lamp Baseball to wish the Padres well against these Jints.

Josh S. said...

I had to rewind to make sure, but Millar actually called Bumgarner "Obama" by mistake. That's a special kind of stupid.

karina said...

Doesn't Lowe has a certain vibe of Zack Morris in that card?

el montanero said...

@karina: there's definitely a 'saved by the bell' quality about the photo. and where the hell did he get that giant shirt? boston tent and awning? that said, i did like lowe. but i liked garland and like lilly too. no sense getting too attached, though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jamie McCourt? Against extramarital affairs? No!

Besides, if Derek really wanted to come back, he could have easily accepted arbitration.

Mr. Customer said...

Seems like a long time ago that D Lowe and Shaggy v1.0 were mainstays in the rotation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't even talk about 2005, Mr. C.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

I hate to say it, but at least we had a stacked farm system to draw on after '05.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

You can't see the 12-pound cellphone in his back pocket from that angle.

Dusty Baker said...

One more note re GLB drive-by: they used the name Butt Gardener for today's Gnats SP. We didn't think of that one yet did we?

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I think A.C.Slater took that pic...You have to respect Jamie McCourt for decision on not re-signig him for having an affair because we all know that in baseball that is what TRULY matters...Psht, E.R.A.? Those are useless!! Life Lesson children, character counts.....











...To quote Homer Simpson "In case you couldn't tell Marge, I was being SARCASTIC!!"

Greg Zakwin said...

Mr.LA- Lowe not accepting landed us Aaron Miller. Win for us.

Steve Sax said...

I think Carolyn Hughes is hiding under Lowe's shirt.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: is your avatar from Marvel Zombies?

MR. F said...

I'm drawing blanks on WDDIM.

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Yep. Although I can't remember what site I yanked it from. On close inspection, it looks like it may be fan art.

Josh S. said...

Stoopid Brian Wilson didn't blow the 9th.

MR. F said...

And there the answer is, a few posts up. Hello.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon you sumbitch Padres, knock off those bastard Giants.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like you, Chris Rose. Go back to covering poker.

Josh S. said...

Giants fans are AWFUL at judging fly ball distance and pitch location.

Dusty Baker said...

Any predictions for today's game, Josh?

Josh S. said...

Dodgers 4, Braves 2.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MATT STAIRS USES HIS POWERS FOR GOOD

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lousy Padres, how I loathe them.

Dusty Baker said...

kill Kill KILL!!!! the cable company. My feed is zapped.

Josh S. said...

Psycho says defense is Matt's problem as Matt strikes out.

Josh S. said...

Note to Collins (and Steiner too): Not every single person is the "pride of" where they were born.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GO PADRES GO WIN WIN WIN DAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT PADRES YOU SUCK ASS

Dusty Baker said...

Jeffrey Dahmer: pride of West Allis, Wisconsin!

Dusty Baker said...

Jints have a man on 2B w/ no outs in the 11th.

Dusty Baker said...

John Wayne Gacy: Pride of Chicago!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I HATE YOU SAN DIEGO GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU WHALE'S VAGINA

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, and

PODSEDNIK IS A WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP TRADE HIM FOR MAGIC BEANS HE SUCKS ASS

Dusty Baker said...

Strike em out: check

Throw em out: check

Dusty Baker said...

Josh S: pride of Glendale!

Dusty Baker said...

Ten mins bt posts...gotta mean we're sagging in the standings.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, aren't you forgetting something today?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay. A lead. I am so thrilled.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

"ten mins bn posts..."

I'm here, but I'm working on the PCS finale.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel better just knowing you're there, Mr. C.

Dusty Baker said...

Braves fans giving Jints fans a run for their money in judging fly ball depth.

Dusty Baker said...

WTF is Lilly doing???

I'm glad he did it.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Good to see the Dodgers are winning for a narrow margin.

@Dusty Baker I don't know what I forgot, as usual :(

Dusty Baker said...

This is a crazy game, baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Your ^above^ post solved what you had forgotten.

karina said...

Karina: pride of Maracaibo,Venezuela

wait...Luis Aparicio,Wilson Alvarez and CarGo and a former Miss World were also born here...I guess I won't ever been the pride of my hometown.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Scott Podsednik is really giving GAARP a run for his money in the "Worst Dodger Who Ever Lived" department.

karina said...

@Mr LASF my money is on Andruw Jones and JD Drew

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty Baker: pride of his sofa

Dusty Baker said...

JD Boooo

Dusty Baker said...

Men on 2B and 3B with no out...

...out of the inning with no runs.

I just threw an empty the recycling bin harder than I should have.

karina said...

Note to the Dodgers on field:most of you know Lowe's stuff.

Just saying!

Steve Sax said...

Nice time for a GIDP, FJL.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The only one who would really know Lowe's stuff would be Martin, since he handled him from 06 to 08. It's not like Kemp and Loney studied Lowe while he was a Dodger.

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly almost lost his lilly on that one.

Steve Sax said...

Nine hits for the Dodgers.

One run.

karina said...

Watching White Sox-Tigers,Pierre just collected a RBI.

neighbor's grass is always greener,right?

karina said...

@Mr LASF I just felt you just killed me on Assassins'Circle.

You have a point but you could think they might have picked up something about Lowe's command and mechanics.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF surly factor: 5+

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not quite sure how I killed you, but nevertheless, they could have researched every move Lowe made during his tenure in Los Angeles, but that wouldn't make them mind-readers. They couldn't predict where a pitch was going, much less what pitch he would use.

karina said...

Thank you,Admiral Ackbar!

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karina said...

@Mr LASF because you burned me with a better logic than mine.

That'll teach me to not complain :(

surly factor:3

Dusty Baker said...

Did KempKershaw hijack MLASF's blogger ID?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

A.J. Ellis is a giant hole in the lineup.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd rather have a traffic cone bat instead of AJ Ellis.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If it means anything Karina, the Dodgers who played with Lowe are 4-for-11 with a walk. That counts for something! :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Omar Infante is 2-for-3. That'll teach me not to mock his All Star status.

Dusty Baker said...

I will still mock his All Star status, just because it was so improbable and ill-deserved. I will accept the consequences of my karmic gamble.

Dusty Baker said...

Feels weird not to have had a Yankmes game on TV today...something evil must be afoot.

karina said...

@Mr LASF I didn't get surly because you burnede me!it's because the Dodgers among other things.

In fact,I laughed, that'd be something my older brother would have told me.

At least you were nice enough to get a point for me :)

@Dusty Baker KempKershaw would have been harsh and might have drop a couple of sabermetrics stats

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

7 more hits than opponent = 1 more run

I hate Dodger math.

karina said...

Infante is a very good player.He does well everywhere he plays.

Steve Sax said...

Ten hits.

One run.

Sigh.

Dusty Baker said...

Dear MLASF:

When you get mad, can you punch Steve Lyons in the face instead of your wall?

Thanks,
Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

Where's the Poddy hate now?

WOW.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YOU SUCK PODSEDNIK YOU WASTE OF LIFE I HOPE YOU GET SHANKED AFTER THE GAME JUST DIE ALREADY

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

In other words, he should just hang out in the parking lot after an Angels game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit, Lilly, don't walk the guy batting .241.

karina said...

@Steve Sax if all Sons and readers were heart-broken, we wouldn't sigh so much.

Though anyone could say the 2010 Dodgers are doing their best to btreak our hearts.

MR. F said...

Freaking Giants.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No more Lilly.

Le sigh.

karina said...

Pods singled, that's Josh's magic.

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly was great but that last inning he was getting just walloped - glad some of those didn't make their way out of the Yard.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously, why is Podsednik still even in baseball? He's worst than Anderson, has no defense. What a worthless sack of crap he is.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh said this would be 4-2. Got a ways to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*worse

karina said...

Man on 3rd,one out.Score a run, please?

Dusty Baker said...

HR here for E, making it 4 runs and fulfilling part of Josh's prophecy.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll take it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woo hoo, productive out!

karina said...

Pierre just looked awful on LF, it was sad and cute when he tried to throw and get Damon out at second.

MR. F said...

Score!

karina said...

Thanks Dodgers for that run.

Now can you stop Braves to score some runs and if it's not too complicated, score a couple of runs?please?

thanks in advance.

karina said...
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MR. F said...

12 hits and 2 runs?

Dusty Baker said...

I was just ready to type "Jansenmania may be over before it began" before that K.

Dusty Baker said...

Jansenmania may be over before it began.

karina said...

Why Sherrill?WHY?

karina said...

Torre, if you want to quit managing or managing the Dodgers, losing game after game is not going to make time faster.

karina said...

productive out for the Braves boooooooooooo

Dusty Baker said...

Shit we're still in the 7th. I thought it was the eighth. Wishful thinking.

Dusty Baker said...

How does he do it? Dotel, Dotel.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

OCTAVIO DOTEL IS THE PRESENT OF THIS ORGANIZATION

Dusty Baker said...

BEER IS THE FUTURE OF MY EVENING!

Dusty Baker said...

La Barba watched a nice meatball go by.

Dusty Baker said...

Belliard would NEVER watch a meatball go by.

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, JHey!

Dusty Baker said...

Hotel Dotel Holiday Inn! Love it.

Dusty Baker said...

FB is not up in dis bish. I miss him.

karina said...

me too,Dusty.

Fred's Brim maybe the Dodgers suck, but your fellow snarkies don't suck.Enlighten us with your presence :)

Dusty Baker said...

Hate to root against you , Saito-san!

Orel said...

FB has been MIA all over the place.

Dusty Baker said...

How can a catcher be so poor of a hitter? Some of that, you know, seeing a million pitches thing has to rub off at some point, doesn't it?

karina said...

Saito :(

Wish they didn't let you go

karina said...

@Orel he was serious he'll take the break because the Dodgers :(

Dusty Baker said...

Great, my cable just went out again.

FUCK YOU AND YOUR MOTHER, CHARTER CABLE.

That is all.

karina said...

Off thread:The Empire Strikes Back on TV, FTW!

I own those movies but I love to watch the Holy Trinity on TV

Dusty Baker said...

They show those a lot where you are, Karina. We hardly ever get them here. Not that I would know, since my friggin CABLE IS ALWAYS OUT.

karina said...

RT @forcecast Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom has begun. Seth Green makes cameo. George Lucas in the audience. Incredible.

this is at Indy Stunt Spectacular show

is it wrong to be excited about this?

Dusty Baker said...

Our new Kuoser.

Dusty Baker said...

It IS wrong to be excited about Temple of Doom.

karina said...

Temple of the Doom is underrated!.I love my Indiana Jones truly,madly,deeply.

Dusty, they show more the prequels on TV, which I always watch too.

Dusty Baker said...

Too Kuose for comfort.

Orel said...

The Dodgers: They'll drive you to drink or disappear.

karina said...

Wow, a Star Wars/Indiana Jones mashup is more than my heart can take,I hope they put it online or somewhere.

The Double D said...

HAve no fear, Delino is here.
Broxton's really lost some weight.

Dusty Baker said...

I can't hang witcha on Temple of Doom, K. Usually agree, but this was tripe, in my opinion. But glad it makes somebody happy!

As for the 1st and 3rd ones, though...can watch them once a week.

Dusty Baker said...

Broxton is both thinner and Asian! He must have a great Beverly Hills guy to have done that work.

Dusty Baker said...

Sit the fuck down, you sorry ass Brave!

The Double D said...

Broxton's got his pitch back.

Dusty Baker said...

Cue the Newman!!!

The Double D said...

But not his job back.
Mazol tov, Kuo!

Josh S. said...

I WAS HALF RIGHT!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We make lightly-attended, tame party.

Dusty Baker said...

You had the ratio right, Josh, which counts in my book.

karina said...

We make party!

Josh S. said...

Or rather, I got the ratio correct.

Josh S. said...

Ha. I corrected myself too late.

YEAH, MY HOMEY GETS THE POSTGAME INTERVIEW.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woo hoo, a win!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Trolled the last couple innings of the game but emotions are still running high from my visit to the O.C. Friday night so I did not comment(tell you about later,maybe). Currently getting hammered and about to pour some out for my dead homies playing AC. Chente is pitching tomorrow so maybe we will see some bloodshed. Auf Wiedersehen

rbnlaw said...

Bang.

Oh shit. Not the AC thread, is it?

A win is a win. My 8 beers are 8 beers.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...nice drive-by take, Spank. Like the diea of pouring some out for the fallen AC homiez. I feel like I should get a Mr. F tattoo or some fancy cursive writing for the back of my SUV referencing how I will never forget J. Steve.

Dusty Baker said...

Aw yeah, this is more like it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

I had a classic death scene reply to RBNs' recent but I'm so wound up I did not want to offend anyone.( It chastized Frisco's inhabitants)

What can I say I'm a man for the people.


SPANKY FOR PRESIDENTE!!

rbnlaw said...

Can't say I disagree with Simers, and that's saying something.
http://tinyurl.com/26ncl3n

rbnlaw said...

SRM in the running for Rookie Poster of the Year.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Currently taking donations,Pal.Pay.

rbnlaw said...

Spent my money on beer and hookers, sorry.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Me too. That is why I'm hard up on cash.

rbnlaw said...

Am I slow, or am I the last to realize one of the sons is actually a "daughter?"

At least that's what the pictures seem to reveal.

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Dusty

I'm going to get an airbrush action shot of Meaniebrienie thrusting a chankla(sandal) on the hood of my mess of a '76 buick.

Only kidding... 'bout the MB part.

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ rbn

The hershey kisses?

Dusty Baker said...

I don't at all get the above-mentioned column. Maybe I'm (surprisingly) more sober than others, but what is Simers' particular beef with Manny? There's some veiled reference (utterly unsubstantiated) re steroids and/or their after-effects (so do women coming off of said fertility drug as Manny did more than a year ago also come down with strained calfs?). And an overall "Manny let us down" meme that just seems all too easy. I have no doubt that if Manny could be physically fit, he'd be out there for us. Even if it weren't utterly altruistic if that were the case, he would still have huge motivation to prove himself in order to garner another contract next season, no? Simers' "logic" breaks down there, as usual.

Shorter Simers: me hate Manny, Manny was good then he did PEDs, me hate McCourt, Manny + McCourt, some other key Dodger words to fill out the column, me hate Dodgers.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Where's All-Star Andre

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

I don't think that T.J always grasps the difference between correlation and causation. Fuck. I can't always tell the difference between correlation and causation, either.

On the other hand, why am I still awake?