Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Game 127 Thread: August 25 @ Brewers, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda (8-11, 3.48) vs. Randy Wolf (10-9, 4.67).

COMMENTS: So how is that move to the Brewers working out for you, Mr. Wolf? You were 11-7 with the Dodgers and a 3.23 ERA with a 122 ERA+. Now your ERA+ is 84, which would be the worst mark of your career. Your team is 4.5 games worse than the Dodgers and 13 GB the division leader (the Dodgers are only 12 GB the Padres). So how are you feeling now, huh Randy? (Besides the additional $19M coming to you over the next two years, that is.)

Ah, it's hard for me to bag on Randy, given his 20-13 record across two seasons. But I still want Hiro to get back to an even W-L record, so let's hope new Dodger Rod Barajas is batting fourth, fifth, and sixth in today's lineup.

photo from R Baly's first Dodgers blog! We're positively retro here at SoSG!

193 comments:

Josh S. said...

I'm already experiencing time displacement confusion from going back and forth between '07 and '10 posts. A Randy Wolf start isn't going to help me any.

Spanky said...

Time After Time-
Cyndi"Birdcrap Mouth"Lauper

Loney Fan said...

Any day that Randy Wolf is not pitching against the Dodgers is a day that I wish Randy Wolf all the best. I always liked having him on our team.

"so let's hope new Dodger Rod Barajas is batting fourth, fifth, and sixth in today's lineup." - if you had told me before the season that this statement would be appearing in a game thread in August I think I may have taken the year off.

Josh S. said...

Done with my retro trip for today. Knocked out July and August on a long lunch.

I couldn't decide between these two for my Flashback Gem of the Day:

1. "Steve Sax said...
What to do with this Andruw Jones character? Watching the Braves send the man from second on a single to Pierre was such a fait accompli, Pierre obviously had no shot to muster a decent throw home. Can't we get a CF with an arm? And is it worth it to bid for Jones, batting .200 this year?
7/04/2007 7:33 PM"

or...

2. From this post by Orel:

"So stick your head in the oven or bake a victory cake. It doesn't matter, because no NL West team is going to the World Series anytime soon."

Josh S. said...

Fine, if no one else will do it...

Theriot
Ethier
Ramirez
Kemp
Blake
Loney
Carroll
IN ROD WE TRUST
Kuroda

Mr. Customer said...

Ooh! Gotta say #2. 1 is too sad.

Mr. Customer said...

Gotta love the secret weapon hitting 8th. They'll never suspect...

(I realize this is also sad)

rbnlaw said...

If you swap #7 and #8 in the line-up, it spells out "Terk Blick."

That has to be a good sign, right? Everyone loves a terk blick.

Josh S. said...

I know I do.

Roberto Baly said...

Yeah, my old blog. You guys are going retro! lol

Dusty Baker said...

Josh said Rod.

rbnlaw said...

As long as the rod and the terk blick don't get confused, or near each other for that matter, we should be fine.

Josh S. said...

Reds were leading the Giants 10-5 going into the bottom of the 8th. Now Ondrusek is doing his best to blow it, giving up a three-run homer to Uribe. Nobody out.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, they're totally gonna blow it.

(I have now said "rod" AND "blow it.")

Josh S. said...

Tied up, still now outs.

STOOPID REDS. Why were we so bad against them?

Josh S. said...

11-10 Giants going into the ninth. The Reds gave up 6 in the 8th. Who do they think they are, us?!

Josh S. said...

Now the Reds tie it up again, just to mess with me.

rbnlaw said...

Go on Josh. I find this conversation you're having with yourself both entertaining and therapeutic.

MR. F said...

Yeah. I was too lazy to look up the box score update for the Reds game. I was counting on you to just say what happened.

Josh S. said...

I was only going to make the one comment about it, but then the fail parade broke out.

Dusty Baker said...

Pls keep commenting so I can keep up whilst waiting for my ride. Easier than looking up box score!

MR. F said...

I opened the box score browser thing finally. 11-11 after 11.

Josh S. said...

Going to the 12th, still tied at 11.

Meanwhile I count the minutes until the Dodger game starts so I can blather on about that instead.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is the most awesome thing anyone has ever done about anything.

http://youtu.be/InlRcSrSKk0

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck me, it's hot in Burbank.

MR. F said...

Cincinnati has taken the lead.

Spanky said...

Lovely 'Dre

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Reds win!

As opposed to "Reds, win!" which was the subtitle of Karl Marx's grave.

MR. F said...

And the Reds hold on.

Spanky said...

At Least Swing Dude

Dusty Baker said...

I love you, commie bastards!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - That was also a subtitle of Marx's grave

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RESPECT THE ROD

Spanky said...

Collins is an idiot

Spanky said...

It's a Dre Day

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ANDRE YARDAGE

Spanky said...

Where is everyone? Having a life

Spanky said...

Man I had not seen Manny get a hit in a long time

MR. F said...

Manny got a hit!

Steve Sax said...

Just realized the Giants lost in 12 innings to Cincy.

It's about time, Reds!

Spanky said...

KKEMP Wif a K

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny doubled! SELL SELL SELL!!!

Spanky said...

That's a shame

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ugh.

NicJ said...

what the hell? bowa needs to learn how to thrown up a stop sign.

NicJ said...

we should probably have more runs. Randy is horrible this year.

I should be used to this.

NicJ said...

three hits, no outs, no lead.

MR. F said...

I should probably stop paying attention for my sanity's sake.

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, that's not good. Perhaps I should do something else.

NicJ said...

Brewers fans seem very angry.

Or maybe its just because nobody is there so everyone in the crown is audible.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

My parents have some friends over...I hope when I get back this is still a winnable game

NicJ said...

now bowa puts up the stop sign.

MR. F said...

Come on James...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

STOOPID LONEY HE NO HIT HOMER HE WORTHLESS

MR. F said...

YAY!

Steve Sax said...

FJL baybee

dodgers retake the lead!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck this asshole ump behind the plate.

Dusty Baker said...

mrs dusty edit: fuck this home plate ump.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: I should warn you about those 2007 archives:

It doesn't end well.

Dusty Baker said...

Theriot running riot! LHWGs rule!

cc MSTI
cc KK

Josh S. said...

"Lorenzo Cain" sounds like a soap opera villain.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MANNY RUNZ

NicJ said...

manny might be playing us into some prospects.

karina said...

They left! and the Dodgers are winning!

Dusty Baker said...

MANNY! Fuck the haters. You still the man, Manny!

Cc: Haters and stat-lickers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WOOHOO WE'RE GOING TO MILK CHICAGO FOR ALL IT'S WORTH

Josh S. said...

Manny now putting on a show. He'll be a White Sock by Friday.

karina said...

Manny insurance!

if he leaves the Dodgers and plays with the Sox de Blanco, he better get there on a offensive roll

NicJ said...

im gonna miss him.

I cant hate a dude that brought the Dodgers out of a 20 year playoff drought.

Josh S. said...

@Sax: It's still fascinating to me, especially since I barely paid attention to the Dodgers that year. Also, I like watching the evolution of one of my favorite sites.

NicJ said...

hot dog is a god damn cheater.

MR. F said...

I could really go for a hot dog right now...

karina said...

@NicJ I feel the same way, but lucky for me, he might get the Sox de Blanco into the playoffs (I'm aware that's a sort of a stretch)

Josh S. said...

Damn. The inability of non-Canadian catchers to throw anyone out continues.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm so happy I'm not even going to worry about that errant apostrophe in MLASF's comment!

MR. F said...

Damnit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What errant? For all "it is" worth.

NicJ said...

nothing says party like correcting grammar on the internet.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's how depressing this season is.

Dusty Baker said...

I have determined that I want to rip Steve Lyons' fucking tongue out and choke Eric Collins with it.

MR. F said...

Where's the Grammar Fight?

NicJ said...

DB, Please do.

Mr. Customer said...

Checking back in to test my schleprock factor tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry I was trying to type a purposefully errant grammar comment to comedic effect but screwed it up while I was paying the parking guy.

NicJ said...

STOOPID PARKING GUY!!!

NicJ said...

You should have told him "Hang on for a second brother im trying to be witty on a baseball blog"

he would have understood.

Dusty Baker said...

Frank McCourt is the parking guy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

T.J. SIMERS' PREMONITION HAS COME TO FRUITION

IT IS TRULY THE END OF TIMES

NicJ said...

i love when hiro throws that pitch.

NicJ said...

what is that about MLASF?

Dusty Baker said...

I couldn't because I was the one driving and there were other cars behind us. *hangs head shamefully*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Today's piece by Simers

http://bit.ly/d4RGNX

NicJ said...

ugh, i have to actually read him?

Dusty Baker said...

Could someone summarize Simers so I won't have to give him page hits?

NicJ said...

Torre part of an ownership group? Interesting.

I think i would like that mainly because Chad and MSTI would commit group suicide.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sigh, fine.

"First order of business as your new owner of the Dodgers, I would be dropping the price to park, while offering Frank a chance to work the lot, given his experience and need to repay the money borrowed from his brother to support the soon-to-be ex-wife.

Whatever the cost, tell me it wouldn't be worth it for the chance to waive to the Parking Lot Attendant as you passed by."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It would take a lot for me to renounce my devotion to the Dodgers. Simers would fall under "a lot."

NicJ said...

Just imagine how hated Simers and Paschke would be if people actually read the LA Times.

Josh S. said...

Is that Simers' misspelling of wave?

Paul said...

Torre is the future of this organization?

Josh S. said...

Hey, it's Chris "No Relation to Eric" Dickerson!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Simers mispelled wave.

STOOPID LATIMES EDITOR

Fred's Brim said...

Epale, everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

me tuning in for the 8th inning with the Dodgers leading, nothing bad can happen right?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - It would only serve to inflate their already massive egos. And Plaschke already gets enough attention on ATH. I'm just praying he pulls a Mariotti one of these days.

Josh S. said...

Broxton pitching the 8th also does not help my time confusion.

Josh S. said...

I hope Plaschke pulls a Mr. F.

Fred's Brim said...

Broxton pitching a good inning is also a flashback

Dusty Baker said...

Gagne in to pitch the ninth.

karina said...

How about some insurance, fellas?

Fred's Brim said...

And now Trevor Hoffman in what looks like the navy and ass colored Padres uni

NicJ said...

Lorenzo Cain sounds like a character name from a Blaxploitation film.

NicJ said...

loney needs to pick up the HR pace if he wants to finish the season with 13 again.

karina said...

Hey King James, a double for luck?

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic, have you seen Black Dynamite?

NicJ said...

three hard hit balls, three outs.

Time to spin the bullpen wheel of death.

Josh S. said...

Sherrill or Beli?

Cake or death?

karina said...

They can win this game.

MR. F said...

Shucks.

NicJ said...

HAHA, yes i have FB.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Belli! I believe in you!

NicJ said...

Stay away from the anaconda malt liquor.

Dusty Baker said...

This can't end well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly? Really?

NicJ said...

one down.

karina said...

Don't give up on Belisario, after all, he pitches for the Dodgers!

MR. F said...

I've been watching the X-Files lately.

Come on Belli! I want to believe.

Fred's Brim said...

the Milwaukee bay boy was bigger than Carroll

Fred's Brim said...

and stay away from Crenshaw Pete and his hot-ass coathangers!

Dusty Baker said...

I mean, what could go wrong? Plus STOOPID TORRE is coming in to overmanage the pen. I feel good about this!

*Mr F's himself*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

PLATOON CLOSER

karina said...

I'd rather have Belisario than Sherrill

Paul said...

Hey guys heeeeeeere's Georgie!

karina said...

My dinner is dancing conga in my stomach

MR. F said...

What does it mean to Mr. F oneself in that context?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Breezy, I believe in you!

NicJ said...

has anyone ever noticed that there is a little tab on the bottom right of the comment box in blogger and you can change the size of the text box?

The more you know....

Dusty Baker said...

Throw to the fuckin batter Sherrill.

Paul said...

We are have the new nasty boys! However nasty has a different meaning.

MR. F said...

@NicJ: WTF.

Has that always been there?

Dusty Baker said...

Do something exceedingly stoopid to get oneself killed.

NicJ said...

im not sure, but i just noticed it.

Mr. Customer said...

Uno mas.

Paul said...

Nice play!

karina said...

Don't tell me Torre is calling another pitcher again

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What web browser are you using, Nic? I don't have anything like that.

NicJ said...

Safari

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Product-of-a-worthless-deadline-deal, I believe in you!

MR. F said...

Chrome here.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't see the option on Safari mobile (iPhone).

Mr. Customer said...

No customization for me either, but I'm on iPad, so no real surprise there.

karina said...

@NicJ I use Safari too and I can't see it

NicJ said...

ah yeah it doesnt have it on my PC running firefox.

weird.

Fred's Brim said...

there we go!

Fred's Brim said...

it's been quite a while for me

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Not on Firefox, but on Safari.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh hey we won cool.

NicJ said...

YAY!!!!!!

now back to this text box...

Dusty Baker said...

I was one puckered-arse lil bish on that last fly out to Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dotel gets the save. Is that his first with LA?

karina said...

@NicJ I found it! anyone else: why don't you try to drag the right bottom corner?

MR. F said...

Yay.

NicJ said...

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

MR. F said...

Can - Oh Yeah

Mr. Customer said...

And then we won while I was fucking around with blogger widgets.

Fred's Brim said...

if you wear your socks high, but don't have any stirrups, aren't you just a dandy?

karina said...

We make party!

Shake It-Sean Paul (this one is for you Dusty)

Steve Sax said...

Manny's on waivers. I'll be back after drinking.

Josh S. said...

Our second road series win outside of the division!

MR. F said...

And it's not even September!

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, THAT is kind if a downer.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx Karina!

I'm going to go with Summer Mood by Best Coast since I'm back on my beloved coast.

Josh S. said...

Tomorrow is the real test of the Collins Curse. If they win, it will be the first non-NL-West road sweep since 6/19/08.

Paul said...

Party makin!

Wanna be startin something- M Jackson.

Josh S. said...

"Last Dance With Manny Jane" - Tom Petty

(Whattya mean that's not a real song?)

Paul said...

6/19/08????

That is almost as far back as the timeframe that Josh and his Delorean are stuck in.

karina said...

do you think we'll know tonight if Manny will leave the Dodgers?

Spanky said...

Manny will be gone by the end of the week. He'll leave to an A.L. team to prove he can still hit and get a contract offered to him for much money.

It's just "The Nature of The Beast"-
April Wine

Mr. Customer said...

*fingers in ears*

Neeebs said...

Speaking of April Wine...

That Manny's a "Roller" and the "Talk of the Town."

rbnlaw said...

Living Well is the Best Revenge
-R.E.M.

2 wins in a row? The masses are opiated!

Dusty Baker said...

That made me want to listen to Mexican Wine by Fountains of Wayne.

karina said...

@Rbnlaw I love your selection on new R.E.M.

you rock tonight!

Paul said...

Dusty

you might have a bright future in sales.

Paul said...

10 o clock and 95 here still. Not happy.

Why does H. Ramirez look like a penny?

Paul said...

Probably says how crappy this season has been but watching the Giants-Reds highlights might have been the zenith of my season.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I've got to get my shit together.

Dusty Baker said...

I just noted this gem from FB earlier today in a different thread:

"The seats were pretty good and I remember getting drunk and yelling something obscene at BJ Surhoff (cleverly relating his first name to a naughty act)."

I think I'm going to go to bed now because it can't get any better than that.

Dusty Baker said...

The beautiful thing - or one of the beautiful things - about this blog is the fact that I can be lying down almost asleep then suddenly start giggling like a schoolgirl because I am picturing Fred's Brim drunkenly taunting BJ Surhoff in Milwaukee (even though I have never met Fred's Brim).

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I agree. And I've never met BJ Surhoff.

Steve Sax said...

pgt late but up!