Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Game 121 Thread: August 18 vs. Rox, 7p

"C'mon, Tulo! Weesa see fourth place today!"

Hiroki Kuroda (8-11, 3.53) vs. Jason Hammel (8-7, 4.42).

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karina said...

Podsednik 8
Theriot 4
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Blake 5
Gibbons 7
Carroll 6
Ellis 2
Kuroda 1

karina said...

Epale everyone!

karina said...

I forgot! lineup per @DodgerTownUSA

Josh S. said...

Thanks to the Sons, I will be at the game tonight with one of my two nephews (I'm making them duke it out to see who goes.). I'm hoping to get there early enough to see Zach Lee get introduced to the crowd.

Paul said...

Karina posts the lineup and Jay's first start at the Ravine.

Great start!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DIE DIE DIE

Josh S. said...

Hmmm...I wonder what Ih8Colletti would say about Kemp not starting...

MR. F said...

Rest in my arms
Sleep in my bed
There's a design
To what I did and said

karina said...

Watching Phillies-Giants with irrational hate and feeling like a bad person.

karina said...

@Paul that was uber sweet :)

MR. F said...

I didn't know that the Rockies dinosaur mascot talks like Jar-Jar Binks.

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF @4.15

That was super sweet.

NicJ said...

Kemp's not in the lineup? Oh god here comes the shitstorm from twitter.

It's a team playing out the schedule with a manager counting down till retirement. Just let gramps have his fun and shut the hell up.

Dusty Baker said...

He might as well not have been in the lineup last night.

Spank Raving Mad said...

IH8COLLETTI breaking out the gems

Dusty Baker said...

I just noted the Twitters where a [Dodger blogger] was whining about Kemp not being in the lineup then no fewer than 3 mins later ih8colletti mentioned kemp/lineup whining. I love this bit.

Spank Raving Mad said...

He's quicker than the runs

Dusty Baker said...

Granted I haven't had a great day, but this was the very best part of it:

SCOTT PODSEDNIK SO TERRIBLE, HE COULD NOT EVEN HIT MENDOZA IN NEW STAT I MAKE UP: 1.000 FOR MATT KEMP, .100 FOR EVERYONE ELSE

Mr. Customer said...

Dinger can bite my shiny, metal ass.

Spank Raving Mad said...

@ Dusty

That tweet and the one about "no one liking minor leaguers like I do" were spot on

MR. F said...

I'm sad today.

karina said...
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karina said...

@Spank I had to retweet "stoopid people because they no love minor leaguers like I do".Instant classic.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe you're sad because you can't kill Kill KILL!!!, Mr. F.

Mr. Customer said...

Sorry, Mr. F.

I hope the Dodgers don't exacerbate the situation.

NicJ said...

Just watched the Zach Lee on field interview on PT, looks like a nice kid.

BTW, nothing makes you feel more like a loser than a multimillionaire with a retainer lisp.

MR. F said...

Thanks Mr. C.

Yesterday I read something about how letting out frustration doesn't really help. However, I'm not terribly frustrated/in need of venting. So I think violently killing people isn't the worst idea in the world.

Dusty Baker said...

Violently killing people is incrementally better than killing them in a non-violent way.

karina said...

@Mr F whatever it is,it's gonna be fine.You are tougher and wiser than that.

Dusty Baker said...

You're in a rut, Mr. F. Pick yourself up, man! *grabs Mr. F by jacket lapels, stares him in the eyes*

;-)

karen said...

I'm sad too Mr. F. Maybe the Dodgers will win and cheer us up

MR. F said...

Thanks everybody.

karina said...

@karen I want to hug you :(

See what I told Mr. F

Steve Dittmore said...

Howdy y'all from Arkansas. Out to prove I'm not the thread's Schleprock.

Dusty Baker said...

Selfishly, I hate when Josh goes to games because then he can't post much in this space.

Dusty Baker said...

Karen, we've missed you.

Jesus, do we need a group hug or what?

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, beeeyotch!

#Kuroda

NicJ said...

damn, Hiro's pitches are moving like crazy tonight.

karen said...

I've really missed you guys!!

Consider yourselves all hugged:)

Dusty Baker said...

Professor up in dis bish!

I'll be in Arkansas next week, BTW. Going to a Travelers game as I've never been to the new Yard there in LR.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Buck up little campers

NicJ said...

siéntate CarGo!!

karen said...

Now run Scotty boy!!

Josh S. said...

Epale from the Ravine!

Podsednik sucks, huh?

Steve Dittmore said...

Wow ... was Theriot running in slo mo there?

Dusty Baker said...

@DITTMORE

No, that was his fast forward, sadly.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I haven't been to Dickey-Stephens either. Let me know if you'd ever make it to this corner... And look for some Boulevard Singlewide IPA.

Josh S. said...

When Karen says run, you run.

karina said...

As heard on ESPN latino:

"Podsednik shows why he earned Joe Torre's confidence"

It's because there's no one else around.

Thanks God the Dodgers broadcast.I got Vin and nothing else matters.

Runs like that is one of the reasons I'm a baseball fan.

NicJ said...

(just an observation)

Hey the last combat brigade pulled out of iraq?

#igetallmynewsfromtwitter

Mr. Customer said...

Runs are good!

Mr. Customer said...

Thanks for the pep-talk, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

DPs are bad.

NicJ said...

Big Lame James.

karina said...

I meant the Dodgers broadcast started on DirecTV

MR. F said...

FWIW, I don't have a bad feeling about tonight's game. Maybe it's just my ambivalence though.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Yeah, but many of those troops have recently been drawn down in order to join the morass in Afghanistan, an even more unwinnable clusterfuck.

karina said...

I hate when King James is not royal.I should stop calling him that until he gets back to his blue blooded self

Dusty Baker said...

I love that, Mr F. "Maybe it's just my ambivalence talking..."

Dusty Baker said...

@Dittmore

Yeah, looking forward to checking out this monstrosity that they deserted my beloved old Ray Winder Field for.

I'll get up to Fayette-nam at some point probbaly within the next year.

NicJ said...

@DB, yeah that's obvious unfortunately. My cousin is over there right now, i told him its Karma for being an angels fan.

Josh S. said...

From my vantage point, it looked like a lucky snag by Hammell. It may have gone through if he didn't get a glove on it.

Dusty Baker said...

I respect the fact that you are taunting a family member whose life is on the line based on his support for the Angels. Well done, Nic!

NicJ said...

haha, dodger blue runs thicker than blood.

karen said...

No, no, no!!

NicJ said...

son of a bitch. kuroda is getting pop flied to death.

NicJ said...

why didnt we just load the bases for the pitcher?

karina said...

if karen says no, it's no

cc @DustyBaker

Josh S. said...

Stoopid light-catching white guys.

NicJ said...

MSB'D!!

Josh S. said...

Gibbons is sllllloooowww. And he still scored.

karina said...

MSB Ackbar FTW!

Jason said...

Loved Vin's line, "Jamey Carroll with a little six game hitting streak."

No matter how stressful or plain crappy this week may get, I've got Vin on the rqdio for a few innings each night for these west coast games.

Dusty Baker said...

I can't hate on Gibby's fielding of that ball. It's not like Manny would have been within ten feet of it. And he kept it in front of him instead of making dive with improbable chance of success.

NicJ said...

i hope all of you dodgertalk callers are happy!!

Mr. Customer said...

*bangs forehead on table*

karina said...

Awwww,failed squeeze

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Caller on DodgerTalk: THE DODGERS BUNT TOO DAMN MUCH

Dusty Baker said...

Jason, you missed the group hug!

karina said...

@Jason Vin represents what it is good and pure

NicJ said...

i cant complain about that, kuroda was up next anyways. Just sucks we have to start off next inning with an auto-out.

NicJ said...

lead off double, great.

Spank Raving Mad said...

I am disturbed that I was thinking squeeze the same as Torre on the 3&2

Jason said...

I missed the group hug and the Dodgers miss clearing the Johnson spot. Damn you, Karma!

karen said...

"Pier 6 brawl"...I love you, Vin

Paul said...

Hey all.

I am here but I am beerless.

Kuroda homerun right here.

Spank Raving Mad said...

That was a nice curve

karen said...

It's nice to see another team choke with RISP

Jason said...

@karen - You speak the truth. I had the great pleasure of meeting Vin for the first time over Memorial Day weekend at Coors Field. He could not have been more gracious to my friend and I.

Jason said...

Ah ha ha, good job of chewing gum but little other...

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit GT post, now you have MDIL watching Rox commercials w Dinger in them. I smell a new house rule coming on.

Paul said...

Ehhh I had a better chance of winning the lotto.

Josh S. said...

I need to know what Pods' walk-up music is. Someone get the SoSG interns on it, stat!

karen said...

@Jason I met him once at DS when I was a teenager. He said something like "It's a wonderful day for a ballgame" and I couldn't speak! I just stood there with my mouth hanging open! He was very kind, of course, and told me to enjoy the day and went on his way!

Paul said...

Is it my girl likes to party all the time by Eddie Murphy?

Dusty Baker said...

No that's your walkup music, Paul.

Steve Dittmore said...

Why does Theriot keep thinking bunting for a hit is a good idea? He laid down a nice one in the first inning and still got thrown out by 10 feet.

Apparently, though, Hammel was intimidated and walked him.

karina said...

@Josh maybe Roberto from Vin Scully is my Homeboy has an idea of Pods' walk off music.

karina said...

*edit: walk up

karina said...

100

NicJ said...

MSTI tweet in five four three two one.

Dusty Baker said...

My initial research show that SPods has In the past used Elevation by U2 as his walkup tune. No idea if he still does.

Josh S. said...

Belliard's favorite TV show is G.I. Joe, if anyone cared.

MR. F said...

@Josh S.,
Did you hear it and want to identify what it is?

Spank Raving Mad said...

I'll blame Ethier on that one for not swinging cause I'm a bit anti-Dre right now

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THE REAL AMERICAN HERO

Josh S. said...

I can tell you that it is not Elevation. I think it might be a Placebo song, but I'm not sure.

Paul said...

Ha Dusty it WAS my walk up music. New Edition's Cool it now has replaced it.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

You mean it's a song meant to be a control in a walkup song experiment, but it actually isn't a song?

Jason said...

I haven't lived in California for more than a decade, but I listen to a lot of Internet streaming of LA shows, mainly Dodgers games (natch) and Kevin & Bean (Bean is a neighbor, so it's quasi-local for me). Anyway, those Meg Whitman ads make me want to move back and vote against her just to ensure she never runs for elected office and floods the "air" waves with her inane ads again.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just going to come right out and say it.

IAN STEWART'S HAVING A BETTER SEASON THAN MATT KEMP

NicJ said...

so you are giving her a negative feedback rating jason? That's gonna knock her back down to a blue star.

#eBayhumor

Paul said...

Strike him out Roda!

Josh S. said...

NO ONE BETTER THAN MY KEMPY WEMPY LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

damn

Paul said...

Crap. Well we should get Mark's son out.

NicJ said...

dont worry kuroda, our bullpen will bail you out.

Jason said...

@NicJ - Touché

Paul said...

Ha your no Luke, Hammel!!

Did anyone notice EK declared us all dead in the AC??

Dusty Baker said...

Kevin & Bean...wow...are those guys at retirement age yet?

NicJ said...

@Jason, BTW im not disagreeing with you. Those ads are annoying as shit and at a drastically higher volume than the rest of the programming.

Jason said...

Steiner's turn of phrase : Vin Scully's :: Meg Whittman's politcal nuance : FDR's

I'm extra surly tonight.

rbnlaw said...

Odelay all.

Dusty Baker said...

Odelay, Champ!

Mr. Customer said...

Give one professional AB, I think I'd go for William Shatner's Spoken-Word version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" as my walk-up music.

Now, back to this one.

Paul said...

Fuck.

Josh S. said...

DodgerVisiin proofreaders fail again. A graphic just said Jay Gibbons first hit as a Dodger was August 8th "at" Washington. That was a home game, guys.

Josh S. said...

Oh god dammit.

Josh S. said...

SHEET METAL WORKERS

Dusty Baker said...

SHEET METAL WORKERS ARE THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZTION!

Jason said...

In the DodgerVision guy's defense, he's probably typing on an iPhone and has no signal to fact check while in the stadium.

MR. F said...

I'd have Nancy Bea play something on the organ. Probably "In The Garden of Eden" by I. Ron Butterfly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr F - I could imagine somebody in the crowd saying, "Wait a minute, this sounds like rock and/or roll." Then he gets a beachball on the head.

Josh S. said...

I guess it's an MSB thing to run to first on a BB.

NicJ said...

fuck man ellis has absolutely no power. that looked out off the bat.

NicJ said...

@josh, gotta play the game the right way.

NicJ said...

kuroda cant do anything of value tonight.

Steve Dittmore said...

Wow is this game slow moving. O'Brien and Sutcliffe have now used every story about Dodger Stadium they know.

Paul said...

He is running cause it is Broxton's feeding time.

Mr. Customer said...

"I. Ron Butterfly"

one of my all-time favroite episodes.

Dusty Baker said...

@Dittmore

So they've used two?

Paul said...

Maybe Dodger Vision's next fact will be that Tulo cuts his own hair.

Dusty Baker said...

Fernando the subject of Vin's vignette tonight.

Love it when I get to mention two of my favorite Dodgers in the same sentence.

rbnlaw said...

PODSEDENENICK STOOPID. KEMP HAVE 5 HITS ALREADY IF STOOPID TORREY LET HIM PLAY!!!!11!1!!1!!!

NicJ said...

finally found something that vin doesnt know about.

NicJ said...

i can just imagine Vin going home tonight and looking up "Mullet" on google.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin is just pounding on Tulo's haircut. He's obsessed.

NicJ said...

tracy told Tulo to shave his sideburns.

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - We've seen b-roll of the 1962 opening, Nancy Bea Hefley, Dodger Dogs, Vin Scully; heard stories about foul ground, why the ball doesn't travel at night, blah blah. Plus, they've discussed Mattingly as manager, why Kemp's not starting, what a great manager Jim Tracy is, blah, blah, and it is only the sixth inning.

Dusty Baker said...

It still freaks me out when Vin says words like "computer" and "Twitter."

NicJ said...

@SD, they dont want to run Tracy out of town yet? give it another year.

Dusty Baker said...

@Dittmore

"what a great manager Jim Tracy is"

They are REALLY stretching, then.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn kids with their mullets and their rock and roll and their leg warmers and their hop scotch and their iPods and their doodle-bugs and their four-year presidential terms.

rbnlaw said...

Ih8Colletti channeling me right now.

Jason said...

Wait, according to Steiner, every double play by the Dodgers is courtesy of Aamco? Frank sold the actual play on the field instead of a mere sponsership? Brilliant!

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL: I really wish they would leave Kuroda in for one more inning.

Dusty: Why?

MDIL: Cause I saw Sherrill warming up back there.

Dusty Baker said...

I took a pee last night night was brought to you by State Farm.

NicJ said...

Sherrill actually hasnt been half bad lately. He's been all bad.

(Rimshot)

Hayyyyoooooo

Josh S. said...

Digging the "Win" montage that prominently features Kemp, Broxton, Manny, Furcal, and Martin.

NicJ said...

why is casey talking on the bullpen phone?

NicJ said...

seriously what is up with all the white guys on our team? Did Larry Bird take over as GM?

rbnlaw said...

I miss Joyce.

Dusty Baker said...

Sherill has been decent last few outings. Still don't trust that fat bastard. But it was MDIL who was bagging on him tonight not me.

Paul said...

When is the last time a Dodger had a multi homerun game?

Dusty Baker said...

Our team went From one of the Blackest to one of the more lilly white ones (no Lilly pun intended). Creeps me out - I feel like I'm at an art exhibit not a baseball game.

Paul said...

Joyce was white?!??

NicJ said...

i think Green had a multi HR game a while back

Spank Raving Mad said...

It's a Dre Off for Ethier

Man this guy is pissing me off

Dusty Baker said...

Hell when was the last single HR game

Spank Raving Mad said...

You got knocked the fuck out!

Paul said...

Wow.

NicJ said...

CarGo KO'd by wall.

dude looked out on his feet.

rbnlaw said...

Gameday had that ball at the fence.

karina said...

I hope you're all right CarGo

Dusty Baker said...

Don't get up, asshole!

karen said...

To bad he hung onto that ball

Spank Raving Mad said...

Looked crazy

Josh S. said...

I think he took that guy's wallet!

I think he took his wallet.

NicJ said...

damn why cant a guy ever drop a ball on a catch like that.

Dusty Baker said...

I love the contrast between my comment and Karina's. Tells the whole story.

Josh S. said...

Assassins' Curcle strikes again!

NicJ said...

karina has a deeper relationship with him. To us he is just that fucking jerk that runs everything down when he plays us.

Josh S. said...

Circle! Stupid fat fingers!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker watch your language when referring to CarGo,he IS my homeboy!

He's awesome and at the tender age of 24,one of my favorite Aguilas players.

Steve Dittmore said...

Great. This will only serve to make a long game longer. I'm out.

Spank Raving Mad said...

That is how you hustle for the ball Dre not all I don't want to get dirty styles

Josh S. said...

Oh, title of movie being promoted, how you mock us.

NicJ said...

is it wrong that the first thing i checked was where the rox were in the lineup to see if he had to come out?

karina said...

*standing ovation to CarGo*

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah yeah yeah...as long as he's playing against the Dodgers, he's the enemy, Karina.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Peace Steve Ditty!

NicJ said...

*Standing boovation for cargo*

Dusty Baker said...

"Steve Ditty" - That's a good one.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I forgot to tell you I could go,as Neeebs describes it", sangre caliente on you,south american style!

Dusty Baker said...

Bring it, Karina!

karina said...

Laugh all you want,but I'm freaking out for CarGo.Dusty,he plays against the Dodgers but I fail to see him as the enemy.

Josh S. said...

Lame duck gets a hit.

rbnlaw said...

Deadman batting.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought this shithead Dodger killah Hawpe was waived.

I guess Sherrill was, too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

200

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