Monday, August 16, 2010

Game 119 Thread: August 16 @ Braves, 4p

Chad Billingsley (9-7, 3.78) vs. Tommy Hanson (8-8, 3.51).

photo by Richard Heeks

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Dusty Baker said...

Newly-Zombied Greg No Photo gets the spot start today.

rbnlaw said...

KILL KILL KILL

Sorry, forgot I gave up on this season last week.

rbnlaw said...

Rockies put Hawpe on waivers? Dodgers sure to claim their biggest nemesis.

Dusty Baker said...

If we got all the Dodger killers on our team, would the universe collapse on itself?

Josh S. said...

DB: The Dodgers would likely go 0-162, since many of the Dodger killers are completely ineffective against the rest of the league.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Oh Snap! There's a game today

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Where could you find the list of players with the greatest BA against the Dodgers? I know one exists, since they use it every time David Wright comes to the plate.

Josh S. said...

A four-game series that ends on a Monday is about all the proof you need that the schedule makers have their heads up their asses.

I would have been fine with getting shut out, squeaking out a win, and getting obliterated, IF WE DIDN'T HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND DO IT ONE MORE TIME.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Josh S. said...

Oh yeah, lineup. I've been hesitant. I think I'm like 0 for my last 7 or so that I've posted.

Meaniebreanie said...

While monitoring the carnage on the AC thread, I flipped over to msn.com where they have an article on the 5 most disappointing teams this season. The Dodgers are listed at #3. Should this be any surprise?

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

No. No, it should not.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a surprise that we're not ranked higher.

Meaniebreanie said...

Mr. C - I picture Homer Simpson somewhere screaming out D'OH!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

In less than an hour the real bloodshed will start.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree w Josh. This reach-around game is strange and poorly scheduled. I fear we may get a shovel upside the head given current disarray.

On-Theriot Bound said...

steve garvey on petros and money this afternoon fyi

Neeebs said...

Murder by numbers. One..Two...Three. It's as easy to learn as your ABCs.

Dusty Baker said...

Your anti-stat-licker Tweets are cracking me up, MLASF.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Is their really any left to be spilled? This season is looking like Amenhotep after a coupla hours in the tanning booth.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Neeebs

Once that you've decided on a killing
First you make a stone of your heart
And if you find that your hands are still willing
Then you can turn a murder into art

My assassin and mentor just wait until next year!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think we could probably get some blood out of Reed Johnson. He hasn't done much.

Josh S. said...

I love the term stat-licker.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess I should just get it over with and start an account based solely on the mocking of statheads.

Dusty Baker said...

That's my formal recommendation, MLASF.

Josh S. said...

@MLASF: I must be done, but the username has to be just right.

rbnlaw said...

Whoever that @dodger_GM is, he or she is funny.

Using passing rater to determine Cliff Lee's worth? Funny, and a shot at the stat-heads.

Josh S. said...

@DB: An actual shovel upside the head, as opposed to the metaphorical one in yesterday's final score?

rbnlaw said...

Did the draft pick signing deadline pass?

Is Zach Lee still a Tiger? Anyone who'd choose to live in Red Stick needs to be judged accordingly.

Josh S. said...

Signing deadline is 6pm Pacific, I think.

Neeebs said...

@MB:

*singing loudly in my office. Office staff and office mates giving me funny looks. Asking me if I need Pepto Bismol or something.*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So what name then?

CollettiHater
TorreHater
STOOPIDCOLLETTI
I<3CSantana
HARHARHARXFIP

Dusty Baker said...

Mickey Hatcher's Miraculous Cure?

Josh S. said...

Ih8Santana4Blake?

Meaniebreanie said...

@Neeebs - if you are belting out those lyrics they are probably concerned that you might go postal on them.

Josh S. said...

Memories of John Meloan?

Mr. Customer said...

"Fire Fire Joe Morgan" (kidding, Ken)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have settled on this.

http://twitter.com/Ih8Colletti

karina said...

I'm partial to:

STOOPIDCOLLETTI
I<3CSantana

karina said...

Loved your first tweet,Mr LASF.

Already following you

Josh S. said...

Follow'd.

Mr. Customer said...

For the record, I'm somewhat stat-lick friendly. I'm anti-never-been-wrong-every-move-is-the-worst-ever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm with you, Mr. C. I like stats, but I cannot stand the pretentious attitude of the bloggers who think anyone who disagrees is a moron unfit for human life.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We should run a pool on how long it would take for MOKM to find out about the feed.

Josh S. said...

Two actual quotes from a Dodger blogger in response to a commenter:

"HE WASN’T BEING LAZY, YOU IGNORANT FUCK NUGGET"

"God, just end yourself."

Dusty Baker said...

^ What MlASF said. There's both poetry and truth in stats, and I like that. Love that. But stats IMHO shouldn't dictate every decision nor prove every theory. And the way some bloggers use stats to try to show they are Abner Doubleday almighty and anyone else is a moron just gets more annoying with each Tweet or blog post.

(I am aware that the Doubleday claim has been roundly refuted, BTW)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I know exactly who said that and where, Josh.

Josh S. said...

Abner Doubleday just called. He asked what the hell wOBA was.

Abner Doubleday said...

@DB

How dare you, sir!

Abner Doubleday said...

@Josh S.

After 3rd order Pythagorean wins, they lost me.

Paul said...

So good news is the Giants go on brutal roadtrip. Bad news is we go on a brutal homestand. Well every time we play it is brutal.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Whooo! Get to watch the game at home because it's broadcast on KCAL! Although I almost don't want to watch because of the Dodgers recent "production" (or lack thereof)...

Josh S. said...

Oh shit! Game's on!

Josh S. said...

Steiner: "How 'bout Chipper Jones?"

Me: "How 'bout not?"

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yay! Early runs!

Josh S. said...

There's your run, Chad.

Don't give them 8 back.

Dusty Baker said...

Chipper Jones can go screw his grams already. Tired of hearing about him and especially tired of hearing about him from adoring Dodgers announcers.

#TalkAboutTheDamnedGame

Josh S. said...

I WANTED MOOOAAAR!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I think I'm starting w a surly factor of 4, and I'm still at work and dead sober. This could be a long night.

Dusty Baker said...

MOOOAAAR BBBRAAAAAAAAINNNNSSSS!

Josh S. said...

Steiner saying some jinxy shit about Chad's homers allowed total.

Josh S. said...

Burly factor: 5

Josh S. said...

Anyone else listening to the radio? That call of the Heyward fly ball out needs to go in the Steiner Hall of Fame.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

After just seeing that long shot of Ethier with no sound, a random thought crossed my mind, do you think that he's growing his hair out because he knows he's going bald?

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh

The most classic Steiner calls are when he attempts to call it an out, a home run, and a double off the wall simultaneously.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm listening via radio on my iFizzle, Josh. Forgot my Mac laptop's charger today so I've had to do everything via smartphone, including taking out Greg No Photo.

Mr. Customer said...

Is Blogger dead, or is it just commute time coupled with the fact that we suck?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The latter.

karina said...

quiet GT, as the Dodgers bats.

shhhhhhhh...

Dusty Baker said...

Hey I can meet "pitching sensation" Jonathan Broxton at the Pasadena ATT store later this week. Theoretically I could go and kill two birds with one stone: bitch to ATT about dropped calls and bitch at Brox re blown saves in big games.

karina said...

I want to get the nod to post the lineup tomorrow.

Haven't done it this season.

Dusty Baker said...

*Tip-toes over to the AC thread to see if anyone is stirring there*

Dusty Baker said...

It's all you, K. Couldn't be more disastrous than Dittmore's lineup posting yesterday that was directly correlated to the lopsided scoreline in the game.

Neeebs said...

Game is kinda boring, no?

Dusty Baker said...

To those who are watching the game and can see the weather, Is the game going to get rained on?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RAIN!! GET THROUGH THE FIFTH-A!!!

karina said...

I want my King Back :(

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good work, Matt. We need to get past the fifth for this game to be official. Way to speed things along.

Dusty Baker said...

Steiner literally went just Under three minutes without telling us what was going in the game. InsteAd he interviewed random redneck sob about BBQ and shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Did someone say brains?

Oh, rain, sorry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon, just an inning and a half. You can do it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DP! One more inning!

Josh S. said...

Steiner is on fire today.

"Matt Kemp has stolen second. No, he didn't!"

karina said...

I don't like how you want them to play the game 'till the fifth.

It's like the Dodgers couln't hold a lead...

Neeebs said...

We want a rain out so we can be "deemed" winner and leave town to play at the Stadium tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just a half inning more, you guys! You can do it!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ONE MORE OUT

NicJ said...

cmon bills one more out!!!

its pouring.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ONE MORE STRIKE!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IT'S OFFICIAL

karina said...

On-field delay

now we wait...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now you just drag the game out as long as possible.

karina said...

@Mr LASF it's gonna be a quick win for the Dodgers,don't worry

NicJ said...

a little while longer and it might be a quick loss.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

eep.

NicJ said...

damn Manning just got crushed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice play by Andre, but it still ties the game. Damn.

NicJ said...

meh, whatever. winning doesnt really do much for us anymore. Just worsens the draft spot.

karina said...

It's my fault.

karina said...

100!

Josh S. said...

Yeah, this was a much better idea than an off day, schedule makers.

karina said...

The only baseball on TV is Little League.Is it too much to ask for some live MLB?

Dusty Baker said...

Little League? Are you sure you're not just watching the Dodgers, Karina?

NicJ said...

No DB, little leaguers can score runs and play D.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Double for Carroll.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And Ausmus is batting. Well, there goes this opportunity.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Gameday made Ackbars double look like it hit the wall. Flashing lights everywhere.

NicJ said...

i dont know whats worse. The fact that offensive production from the catchers spot has plummeted since Russ went on the DL or that i havent even noticed a difference.

karina said...

I knew my comment about Little League would spark conversation.

At least, I watched "Hello Dolly" almost from the beginning.Not too bad for a no baseball night and a headache.

Dusty Baker said...

Sometimes Steiner leaves so much dead air that I swing over to my iFizzle across the way to see why I lost the feed, then his voice will scar me right when I start to retry tuning in the game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He hit it right on the screws too.

MR. F said...

=/

Spank Raving Mad said...

Damn You! AusMoss Damn You!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @stevehenson333: The Dodgers are on the brink of signing the heretofore unsignable Zach Lee

MR. F said...

I thought the deadline was 6 PDT?

Dusty Baker said...

What wld ih8colletti say about that news, MLASF?

NicJ said...

11pm central

karina said...

Bills deserves a standing ovation

NicJ said...

i think i want Zach Lee more for the fact so say to everyone "See the dodgers arent poor" rather than his actual ability as a pitcher.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Holy Shit I just read IHates twitter and almost crapped my pants. The Josh Bell one was fucking classic

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I imagine MOKM dancing in the streets naked, which has somewhat blinded me as I imagine him looking like Patton Oswalt from that movie "Big Fan."

NicJ said...

smallballFAIL

NicJ said...

ErrorballWIN!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chipper Jones disapproves.

Dusty Baker said...

Where's your Chipperlord now???

NicJ said...

wait, what is this ih8colletti twitter?

Spank Raving Mad said...

2 runs score on a throwing error by the third baseman? where did he throw it..South Carolina

karina said...

@NicJ a Twitter account Mr LASF has to put stat lickers on their rightful place.

He's on fire so I highly recommend it.

NicJ said...

the ball roll under the tarp and heyward had trouble getting it.

NicJ said...

ah i found it, funny.

the caps lock is a nice touch.

karina said...

King James, stop hitting into double plays!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess Octavio will be the closer today.

NicJ said...

is broxton the closer again or is kuo going two?

Steve Dittmore said...

Late to the party tonight...

What was wrong with my lineup posting Dusty? First time I do it and the Dodgers suck (not like that was a first). Not my fault pre-rehab Belisario > post-rehab Belisario

NicJ said...

i forgot about dotel.

karina said...

I'll gtake the couple of unearned runs.It's weird when the other team is the one with the errors

karina said...

*I'll take, i hate this stoopid keyboard

Spank Raving Mad said...

BOOOO! Dittmore's arrived.

Just kidding Prof.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Come on KKemp. Hit that ball like Brown hit Rhianna

Spank Raving Mad said...

BOOOOOOOO!

karina said...

@Professor Dittmore we are superstitious like that, that's why we need more scientific and rational minds around.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kuo to pitch two innings.

Steve Dittmore said...

@SRM - when did I become Schleprock? (sp?)

@Dusty - Ark 3B and 1st round pick Zach Cox still has not signed with StL. Local media sees it as unlikely. Possible upside to crappy Dodger season would be to see him in draft next year.

karina said...

I don't like HCK on these "long reliefs".

Funny Girl on TV, retro Streisand night,FTW!

NicJ said...

and so begins the collapse.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Karina - no kidding about the superstitions. You guys would make an an interesting sample for an ethnographic study of the interaction of fans on message boards to understand cult behavior. Maybe I should do that :)

NicJ said...

Heeeeeeeere we gooooooooo!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think it's time to pull Kuo.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

If we're going to lose, we might as well screw Philly in the process.

NicJ said...

torre just doesnt know when to pull a closer.

Josh S. said...

Twitter's being stupid. I swear I was following ih8colletti, but I have missed every tweet.

STOOPID TORRE'S FAULT

NicJ said...

pretty good play by loney.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's see if this Brooks character is Chipper material.

NicJ said...

i think at some point you have to pull kuo just based on the fact he is throwing too many pitches.

Josh S. said...

Well, Ih8 certainly has the "clog your Twitter feed during a game" thing down.

NicJ said...

just make a list with him on it josh and check it when you feel like it. That way it doesnt clog up the timeline.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Octavio in the close/blow this one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*to, not "the"

Josh S. said...

No, no, I'm actually cool with him clogging my feed, unlike other Dodger tweeters.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Okay, when did the Dodgers lose a getaway game against the Mets at home?

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo of the bad kind.

Just in case,there's sugar free,fat free,flavor free ice cream on the fridge

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Josh S. said...

Ely's debut game.

NicJ said...

im starting to think this whole "blowing big leads on the road" thing is a setup to get some kickbacks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I seem to recall Ely's debut was the first game of the series. He is talking about the last games of series where the Dodgers have to leave immediately following, right?

I hate you Dotel.

NicJ said...

can we just fire eric collins already?
This is obviously his fault.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet mother of shit how hard is it to close out a game?

NicJ said...

hahaha. whatever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

AHAHAHAHA KISS MY ASS PHILLY!!!!

Steve Dittmore said...

How can you do anything but laugh?

NicJ said...

MSTI jinx at it again.

Steve Dittmore said...

MLB Network guys ripping Torre for not using Brox

NicJ said...

funny that the program in progress was a woman on DR. Phil crying.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

FAIL!!!! AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck!!! The seasons over!!!!!! Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

That was totally expected.

NicJ said...

ive said it before and ill say it again. The season ended in SF like two weeks ago. No sense in crying over spilled milk, or Melk. :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least I don't have to hear Sterling after this "Melkman" winner. How I loathe Sterling.

Mr. Customer said...

@professor

Your schlep rock was correctly executed.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Yes, We lose again. Give it up for the men in Blue.

karina said...

I still don't give up.Excuse me while I go to the fridge.Wyler and Babs are going to comfort me.

NicJ said...

draft spot is getting better by the game.

Dusty Baker said...

This game seriously made me cry a little bit Out of shee frustration and futility. I'm past the point of being mad and am just sad. Baseball gods are angry at us I'm afraid.

Josh S. said...

11 games back. We've got everyone right where we want them!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to find comfort in the fridge, too.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not even sure if I feel like killin' any more.

NicJ said...

just think about it this way, is a 2-5 roadtrip really that much worse than a 3-4 roadtrip? Neither really help us out much.

Dusty Baker said...

187

Paul said...

Well no zombies but the buzzards are picking on the Dodgers dried up remains.F

MR. F said...

Oh come on!!!!

NicJ said...

hey Paul. Thanks for the heads up on Ryan Matthews a while back. Saw him play a few days back. Dude looks legit.

Josh S. said...

Oops. I thought the Pads score was a final. Still, it's not like they're going to lose.

NicJ said...

the dodgers bullpen made a huge mistake.

NicJ said...

going to to the wire for any word on Z.LEE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - I guess you could say it's the "final countdown."

Dusty Baker said...

the dodgers bullpen made a huge mistake by showing up at the ballpark.

if you call that showing up.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The bullpen has been on thin ice ever since it started dating the other Lucille.

Dusty Baker said...

Will this serve as our official Z. Lee Watch 2010 thread?

NicJ said...

On the bright side the lakers are going on a european tour before the season forcing them to start training camp a few weeks early.

NicJ said...

the thing i hate most about the dodgers suckage is the lack of PGT's.

NicJ said...

found this while perusing for ZLee on twitter.

"dear zach lee, please join the dodgers.we have a long tradition of winning.Just not this year"

haha.

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