Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Game 120 Thread: August 17 vs. Rox, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.17) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (5-8, 4.04).

COMMENTS: Kershaw's pitching tonight, which means he'll probably throw eight innings of no-hit ball and the Dodgers will lose it in the ninth. Par for the course for this sad-sack 2010 squad — yet the Rockies, for many the fashionable pre-season choice to win the NL West, are only two games better. In other words, the battle for a distant third place rages on. And it's only August! Can we get to the off-season hot stove yet?

Update from Sax: AC and I will be at the game tonight, loge level. Comment in the GT if you want to grab a beer and compare Matt Kemp bobbleheads!

142 comments:

Greg said...

Damn you people with your tickets but most especially, damn you for those matt kemp bobbleheads!

Dusty Baker said...

Did you get my coordinates from the other thread, Sax?

Dusty Baker said...

I owe you a beer for killing you. And AC owes us both beers for being a pansy and not even playing.

Dr. Geek said...

I will be at the game! Bobblehead!

Dusty Baker said...

Is that you, Dr(.) Geek? We've missed you in this year's Assassin's Circle!

Dr. Geek said...

Field box, front row next to the right foul pole, should anyone here fear my Assassin's Circle killing prowess.

Dr. Geek said...

@ Dusty: Couldn't participate with my trickery this year since I'm in LA on vacation, visiting the family.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs. Dusty and MDIL and I will be sniping from Section 47RS, Row H, Seats 10 - 12.

Dr. Geek said...

Section 48FD, Row A, Seats 8 and 9

QuadSevens said...

I'll be at the game today too. But I'll be incognito as the girlfriend and I practice our assassin skills while chowing down on grilled dogs.

Dusty Baker said...

7777-

Every good assassin needs his/her sustenance, and Dodger Dogs are as good a place to start as any.

Josh S. said...

So, if one of you comes across an extra bobblehead, can you stash it in a secret place at the Ravine for me to pick up when I'm there tomorrow?

Dusty Baker said...

I'll see what I can do, Josh.

Josh S. said...

I finally put my Collins Curse data online. (Though, it hardly matters anymore, as it's clear that there's no curse and the team is just awful.)

I put in Charley Steiner's record from '08 for comparison's sake. Collins' record in '09 was actually an improvement over Steiner's. The only thing I can say with certainty is that the Dodgers are guaranteed to lose at least one game in each series Collins calls.

Dusty Baker said...

It's freaking me out. Pretend like I am Karina tonight:

Epale, everyone! Lineup:

Podsednik
Theriot
Ethier
Loney
Blake
Kemp
Carroll
Ellis
Kershaw

Josh S. said...

This whole Blake before Kemp thing is driving me insane.

MR. F said...

Epale Dustrina! You also have to be more optimistic than usual during this entire game thread.

Dusty Baker said...

We're going to beat the Yankees in four games to win the World Series!

Josh S. said...

"Compare Matt Kemp bobbleheads"

I thought that photo was fake!

Paul said...

I will wait for small sample size to comment on Josh's work before I make my conclusion.

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, that was the quickest "that's good/that's bad" progression ever. A coworker offers me tickets for tonight, and within 30 seconds I find out that I've been volunteered to go to a meeting tomorrow morning, and it requires a print job big enough to fill a Volkswagen. So I get to babysit a printer, I guess.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr C

That's bad.

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

I found an orphan beer in the office fridge (dibs)

Josh S. said...

That's good!

Dusty Baker said...

The beer Mr C found is a warm Bud Light w lime.

Josh S. said...

That's bad!

Josh S. said...

Vin said the Dodgers are mathematically alive, but "you have to hold a mirror up to the mouth to check for breath."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DIE DIE DIE

karen said...

Epale Everyone!

karina said...

Sorry,I forgot I had to post the lineup!in my defense, I have a pavlovian reflex with dancing.

I'll post the lineup tomorrow,I just wrote it down on my planner

karina said...

Epale everyone!

p.s if they lose, it's all my fault

Dusty Baker said...

But the Jints lost - that's good!

karina said...

From Maracaibo,Venezuela, Jhoulys Chacin

Have no mercy, Dodgers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RUN THERIOT RUN

Josh S. said...

GIDPSHIT!

Spank Raving Mad said...

KKempbeingKKemp

Spank Raving Mad said...

Damn Jhoulys is a ghastly name

karen said...

Crap

Spank Raving Mad said...

Come on Kershaw. Tighten up your britches fool

Spank Raving Mad said...

Are we still playing AC right now. I had a conflicting edit

Spank Raving Mad said...

50 pitches in 3 innings Kid K will be gone by the 6th.

karina said...

Watching the game on TV,but the Rockies broadcast

Spank Raving Mad said...

Don't look now but Ellis is hitting .177 I Miss You GAARP

Spank Raving Mad said...

Don't feel bad Karina, I'm watching computer animation on gameday

karina said...

Awwww,Spank.

Tomorrow the game will be on ESPN

karina said...

No runs for 3 innings, that's bad

It's gonna be a quick game, that's good because I'm tired

Spank Raving Mad said...

KKershaws on fire

Spank Raving Mad said...

Boooooo! Sit down Pods

karen said...

Yay Dre!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Runners on the corners 1 out

Spank Raving Mad said...

Don't fuck this up Loney

karen said...

C'mon James!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apodaca.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Hurryupineedtopeeiendo.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Rancho Beardiendo

Don't fuck this up either you mutt

Spank Raving Mad said...

Casey At The Bat

Striking Out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BLAKE'D

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KEMP'D

Spank Raving Mad said...

MMNOOO!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Jhoulys!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Bon soir.

Just released from ink-stained hell.

Fun may now commence.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If you're looking for fun, you've come to the wrong place. Nothing but surliness.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Mr.C back from the hot Kinko action

Josh S. said...

Ih8colletti is on fire.

Mr. Customer said...

We should not be facing a Jhoulys so soon after seeing Jurrjens

Spank Raving Mad said...

Forgot about MLASF's split personality

Paul said...

So our catchers can't hit. Our third baseman can't hit. Our center fielder can't hit and everyone else can hit singles.

Walter Altson would for sure us Punch and Judy. Maybe just Judy.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Surliness passes for fun most nights around here.

In other news, Dodger offense. W.T.F.?

Paul said...

I missed "call" in that last post.

Paul said...

What the fuck? The Colorado feed went to commercial?

Paul said...

Nooooo not John tesh and amway global!!!!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Where you getting that feed from Paul

Internet?

Spank Raving Mad said...

Alien Nation walks

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOORAY FOR STOOPID TOOLO

Paul said...

@Spank

direct tv extra innings.

Holy crap the Dodgers are 0 for last 26 with RISP?!?

How is that possible??

How have they had that many opportunites since the joke job in philly?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SCOTTY PODS SNAPS THE DROUGHT!!!

karen said...

HOORAY!!!!

Paul said...

RISP jinx!

1 for 1 now. Today is a gift that is why they call it the present. Now I must go drink it away.

Spank Raving Mad said...

OHHH! we scored. I am more amazed Ellis got a hit

MR. F said...

PODS POWER!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apodaca.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Come on Loney You droopy bastard. Get a hit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

LONEY DOUBLE

Spank Raving Mad said...

I feel pretty

Paul said...

You can't stop these fuckin guys!!! Ball breakers all of them!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BLAKE'D!!!

NicJ said...

THATS RIGHT BITCHES WE ARE COMING FOR THIRD PLACE!!!

Spank Raving Mad said...

More fucking runs. It's a Geyser

Paul said...

Except Kemp.

Spank Raving Mad said...

KKempbeingKKemp

rbnlaw said...

What's with all the sparkling defense?

TBLA and Chud Moriyama hatin on Pods on the Twatter.

rbnlaw said...

MLASF pwns them all with the monkey-speak.

Or is it cavemanese?

Paul said...

The Rockies announcers are talking about how they can still make a run and figuring out how many wins it will take

I laughed at first but then thought they have done crazy shit like that before.

Still if you are gonna lose to the Dodgers then youbarr screwed.

Paul said...

Rockies have a commercial where all the team wear "Jim Tracy is my homeboy" shirts.

NicJ said...

Im pretty sure its in the 2010 rulebook that if you lose to the dodgers you are eliminated from playoff contention.

Josh S. said...

GET A NEW TEXT QUESTION KCAL

Spank Raving Mad said...

Dodgers bullpen is so horrific Torre is thinking outside the box and letting the kid pitch the 7th

rbnlaw said...

Kuo and Brox up. LAFD notified.

Josh S. said...

RT @Ih8Colletti: KEMP JUST WAIT FOR RIGHT TIME TO EXPLODE HE REAL BEAST LIKE THAT

That's a slice of fried gold right there.

rbnlaw said...

Who da GBA dude?

NicJ said...

mmmmmm, fried gold.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mmmmmmmm... real beast.

Josh S. said...

Wait, when did the monkey in the Dodge commercial turn invisible?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - Dodge got hounded by PETA for using a monkey in the ad (it has nothing to do with what the monkey does, it's mere presence disturbed them). So Dodge decided to stick it to them by making the monkey invisible.

Steve Sax said...

Is five runs enough?

Place yer bets!

NicJ said...

haha, jasen with his "WTF?" look.

rbnlaw said...

Here we go.

Said in a depressed way.

rbnlaw said...

The Invisible Monkey is my new hero.

Josh S. said...

Joe is feeding the trolls. At least know if you're going to take the ball when you go out there.

Josh S. said...

@MLASF Thanks! I wasn't sure there was an actual answer.

rbnlaw said...

*holding breath*
*turning blue*

MR. F said...

What would you say our chances of winning this game are? 50-50?

Paul said...

How long is the list of crazy shit we have seen this season?

Can we put Andre back at first?

Josh S. said...

Sherrill and Helton should have a goatee-off.

rbnlaw said...

*sneaks a breath*

NicJ said...

here we go, sherrill cant get righties out.

NicJ said...

hmmm. well played dodgers, well played.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nothing speaks to the MLB fanbase more than yogurt ads. Nice work, Gameday execs!

Steve Sax said...

Apodaca apodaca apodaca

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Apodaca.

Josh S. said...

Apodaca!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho What Would Russell Martin Do

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh thank goodness Belliard's in to cash some runs. Surely he will come through in the pinch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TO THE FLORES OF TIME

Steve Sax said...

They just called that sixth run an Insurance Run on DiamondVision.

What do they know???

Josh S. said...

I lost the Apodaca shootout.

Josh S. said...

The guy who pushes the Iron Man button must not have watched the Philly game.

Josh S. said...

Brox throwing 89. I'm going to tell myself he's developed a changeup.

Paul said...

We have constructed something that is similar to a happy community event!

Josh S. said...

Pods looks awkward as hell doing the victory leap.

MR. F said...

Wait, we didn't lose? Should we do a re-count to make sure?

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Felt god damn good to be in the Yardiendo! Doyers win! Think Blue!

Neeebs said...

At a bar in Burbank drinking Blue Moon and just finished watching the game. Who knew victory tastes this good.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Well Hell on Earth! We Won!

el montanero said...

patience bear for new official mascot!

MR. F said...

Go Bear!

Dusty Baker said...

For the record, the Dusty who called into DodgerTalk tonight was NOT me. I was driving on the 110 at that moment. Mrs Dusty immediately said I had to get home and get on this blog and explain that it wasn't me.

Paul said...

What did you say on the radio Dusty? I mean what did he say?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm trying to remember...it wasn't that he said anything dumb. I think he talked about how fast Brox was registering on the gun these days and that it was a bit lower than it had been in the past. Fair point but Levine pointed out that he didn't need to throw 100 and instead just throw strikes.

Dusty Baker said...

Good to see you tonight, Sax. Sorry I wasn't in my seats when you first dropped by. The boss just back into town and we neeeded to catch up on some stuff so we had stepped upstairs to meet over a brew. Mrs Dusty was glad to meet you!

Paul said...

Brox's fastball at 100mph made up for his lack of control on the slider. Now they can hit the fastball or foul it off and don't respect the slider.

So it is control but his "old" fastball made up for that sometimes. Unless of course it was a fastball hitter ala stairs.

So he needs that under control or get a good change up.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!