Monday, August 30, 2010

Game 132 Thread: August 30 vs. Phillies, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56) vs. Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.22).

COMMENTS: Halladay! Celebrate! We-are-going-to-get-our-ass-kicked. The Dodgers came through on the Weisman-mandated four-game win streak, and now they're clean out of winnin' for the season. Just in time for the McCourts' divorce trial! Does this team have its timing down or what?

UPDATE from Sax 4:58p: Looks like Ken Levine of Dodger Talk has taken over dodgers.com! How else to explain comedic headlines like this:

Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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Josh S. said...

Word is, Manny is out of the Dodgers lineup for a 5th straight game.

Joe is an idiot.

Jason said...

Accuscore somehow shows this game as a toss up. Apparently they didn't get the Manny-to-ChiSox memo.

Kyle Baker said...

STOOPID TORRE HE TRADE MANNY FOR MONEY NOW WE LOSE

Kyle Baker said...

Dodgers consistently take longer than any other team to post the lineup for the day's game. I follow a bunch of other (non-Dodger) writer/Twitterers and official news feeds and such, and this is consistently the case, I have determined after a detailed analysis.

Jason said...

@Dusty - Joe's probably looking for his glasses (which are probably on top of his head) so he can see what he writes on the lineup card. That or Mattingly is in charge tonight and he needs to revise the lineup to ensure Kemp bats second and sixth and Manny hits cleanup.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly keeps spelling Kemp with a C and Loney without an E

Kyle Baker said...

Podsednik LF
Theriot 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Carroll SS
Barajas C
Kuroda P

Kyle Baker said...

Hey, that lineup looks a lot like it has recently. Manny who?

*cries*

Steve Sax said...

just added to the original post. That's some funny shit on the Dodgers' website.

Steve Sax said...

(Casey Blake and Rafael Furcal have those missing Es, by the way (15 of them, each!))

Kyle Baker said...

Neeebs has a stolen "e."

Kyle Baker said...

Dodgers website also features this headline barely a centimeter away from the one Sax references:

"Dodgers' Wild Card hopes take hit"

Which is it?!? Unbridled optimism or solemn realization?

Nostradamus said...

I'd say it's both unbridled realization and solemn optimism.

Jason said...

Yikes, that bottom third of the lineup looks like a black hole of offensive suckitude. Carroll has a broken finger, Barajas is 0-9 lifetime against Halliday and Kuroda has as many hits this year as I do.

Of course, the rest of the lineup has the potential for only marginally less offense suckitude.

Jason said...

^ Halladay. Damn auto-correcting web browser.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jason's right. This entire lineup portends to offensive suckitude.

Kyle Baker said...

This lineup is decidedly fucktitious.

Just found out I'll be going to the game tomorrow night. Free ticket, plus I want one of them cooler bags they're giving away.

Josh S. said...

Not Manny LF
Caught Stealing 2B
Strikeout RF
Strikeout CF
Groundout 1B
Strikeout Looking 3B
Ill-timed Single SS
Ill-timed Home Run C
Will Never Hit Again RHP

Neeebs (The Original) said...

@DB:

Yeah, I stole that "e" alright. I stole it from the Citizen King himself, Louis-Phillipe I. Now he simply goes by King Phillip.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Or, if a certain someone wrote out the lineup

Worthless sack of crap LF
Slightly smaller sack of crap 2B
Pretty good RF
GOD CF
Worthless sack of suck 1B
Aging sack of suck 3B
Bizarrely high OBP SS
Worthless sack of suck who still beats the combination of two more worthless sacks of suck C
Kuroda P

NicJ said...

Who has more hits tonight. the dodgers or Jay Mariotti?


fuck that asshole.

Nostradamus said...

@Neeebs

I prefer the other kind of Bourbon Restoration.

Nostradamus said...

@Nic J

Now that you mention it, I'd rather not.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's what happens when you spend a week with Jalen Rose.

Kyle Baker said...

I'm going to fucking kill someone unless STOOPID TORRE flips Worthless sack of suck and aging sack of suck in the lineup!!!11!!!!

Worthless sack of suck is .208/.243/.264/.179/.217/.223/.211, and should be batting AFTER aging sack of suck who is .209/.242/.263/.180/.216/.224/.211. It's so obvious!

rbnlaw said...

Hey everyone!!
It's time for Dodger baseball!!

*rolls into fetal position and whimpers himself to sleep*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DRAFT ORDER IN 11 MINUTES

rbnlaw said...

These are the suckiest bunch of suckers who ever sucked.

Bags of suckitude indeed.

rbnlaw said...

MLASF,
Make my draft a 32oz. Newkie if you've got it on tap.

NicJ said...

im on pins and needles.

MR.F said...

It's a good thing I'm not drafting today. Work has been and will be hell.

NicJ said...

The only thing that would have made the Mariotti situation funnier is that if he was on a date with Plaschke.

(domestic abuse isnt funny, seeing someone knocked off their high horse is hilarious however)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

NO IMPORTS

Kyle Baker said...

@MLASF

I can get out of work at about 6:15 and am going to break several laws in order to get home by draft time. If not it will be soon thereafter and I'll just have to let the computer select the first few rounds. This may actually be a better strategy all told, anyway. Is Roger Staubach available?

Kyle Baker said...

No imports? What sort of Tea Party type of shit is this?

Josh S. said...

@MLASF: He usually describes the one you described as "Pretty good" as "the worst defensive right fielder in Dodgers history" or somesuch.

MR.F said...

What happened with Marriotti? I need a laugh.

NicJ said...

Speaking of Tea Party, that Glen Beck rally was really something.

Yeah, something.

NicJ said...

MR F,

http://bit.ly/9tmQ7M

Nostradamus said...

"something..." is a fair description.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Everyone on the team sucks at everything but Kemp.

NicJ said...

oh hell, i got 4th pick.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woohoo, fifth! I break even!

MR.F said...

Heh. Thanks NicJ.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Draft order for those who wish to watch:

Jason
Karina
Spanky
Nic
MLASF
Mr C
Dusty
Paul
Prof. Dittmore
Meaniebreanie

spank said...

I got third FOOLS

Kyle Baker said...

Headed home. Smell ya later.

NicJ said...

it bothers me that LA radio is looking back on the manny era as if he were andruw jones.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

@MC:

Who wants a constitutional monarchy anyways. If you're going to be a monarch, you might as well be an absolute monarch.

Bourbon-Absolute.
*subliminal thoughts*

spank said...

P.Ditty

NicJ said...

steve lyons just said he said the dodgers are better without manny.

OOOOOOOKAAYYYYYYY

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Scotty Pods ups the grittiness quotient exponentially, in a way Manny never could.

NicJ said...

this core better start winning.

Nostradamus said...

I believe it's spelled C-O-R-P-S-E

Josh S. said...

So "Manny wore out his welcome" appears to be the official spin. Horseshit.

MR.F said...

Hooray for MSM...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least we can focus on the important issue facing this team: the divorce. Hey, I know, let's all posture that it's affecting the players on the team!

Nostradamus said...

I have an anonymous source that says that's a weak-ass effort at "sports journalism".

NicJ said...

they dodgers they interviewed just right now looked bummed about manny leaving.

Paul said...

can someone pass me the football link?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://es.pn/byzfEt

Josh S. said...

Dodgers Live was a total Manny burial. Even the poll question was weird: "Was the Manny Ramirez experiment worth it?" Experiment? Ethier at first base is an experiment.

As much as I've given him a hard time lately, MSTI's farewell to Manny piece was great

karen said...

Greetings Everyone!

I'm going to miss the Manny era. Some of the "Manny Moments" were some of the most exciting baseball situations I've ever seen

Nostradamus said...

Sorry it's quiet over here, Karen. Baseball fan site fantasy football draft. Go figure.

Josh S. said...

Mr. Unclutch squirts one.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that was our best chance.

Thanks Andre!

karen said...

I'll take that run!!

Steve Sax said...

At least fjl brought it

Josh S. said...

Hey, a month ago, that run wouldn't have scored.

karen said...

Mr.C....I love football but I'm still in baseball mode :)



*God have mercy on me*

MR.F said...

Me, too, Karen!

Josh S. said...

HIT IT TO MR. SUBWAY!

MR.F said...

About the baseball mode... no comment about the loving football part.

karen said...

Hooray for our little MSB!!

Josh S. said...

Mini Sirloin Burgers > Five Dollar Footlongs

Josh S. said...

Getting Carlos Ruiz out is our World Championship.

Steve Sax said...

Mine eyes deceive me. They're saying we're up 2-0.

Yeah, right.

karen said...

Sax...We brought the big bats tonite

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good lord there's still a baseball game going on?

NicJ said...

hey, we are winning?

Nostradamus said...

We're...winning?

I'm heading home. See you kids soon.

Jason said...

Back from the draft. How bad are we getting beat? Wait, what?!?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Am I the only one who feels happy to be out of that confining speech box? It's like I can stretch my arms and legs here.

spank said...

My brain is fried. Lates

karina said...

Epale everyone!

for the ones who missed it, I just said at the draft "how can you care for the Dodgers score right now"

NicJ said...

FUCK BARAJAS IS AWESOME

FUCK OFF MSTI!!!

karen said...

Yay for Barajas!!!

Jason said...

That draft interface was less than optimal.

Kyle Baker said...

ROD GOD DAMN BARAJAS! Dodger for life.

karina said...

@Mr LASF me too,I'm still stressed

I hope my kicker is better than Charlie Brown :(

STOOPID family, who cares about birthdays when there's a draft to make?

Eric the Ice King said...

Yay! Ill-Timed Home Run C!

Kyle Baker said...

Love the guy wearing the old skool looking Barajas shirt. I'm sure his parents are there. How cool to dream about being a Dodger then hit a HR on your first home game as a Dodger.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woo hoo! Rowdy Rod!

NicJ said...

how the hell did he catch that?

NicJ said...

bring us mimosa, taiwan will touch your heart!!!!

Jason said...

I wonder if Frank tried to pay his legal bills by trading advertising space behind home plate to his representation.

Eric the Ice King said...

Did Frank already fill the Mannywood ad space?

Jason said...

Yup, the Mannywood space was replaced a couple of weeks ago.

NicJ said...

burn in hell ruiz.

Eric the Ice King said...

...and take Victorino with ya!

Kyle Baker said...

I am still a wreck after that hectic draft/poor draft interface. Literally dizzy.

Steve Sax said...

Now it's 3-0. This has got to be one of you guys f'ing with me.

Josh S? Dusty? Ha ha, this is pretty funny. Come on out and tell me the real score.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm still out of it.

NicJ said...

so if i have a player in the RB slot does he not get any credit if he happens to get receiving yards?

or can a player only in the RB/WR get multi purpose yards.

if so im fucked.

NicJ said...

muh muh muh my kuroda.

Kyle Baker said...

Rockin' and firin', Kuroda!

Jason said...

Vin came awfully close to jinxing Hiroki...

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - boy you took McFadden early... too hard to comment during that ESPN draft. Was on phone doing an auction draft at same time.

Epale todos!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Nic - receivers get credit for rushing numbers, and vice versa.

NicJ said...

thank you MR. League Official.

Nostradamus said...

@Jason

Steiner blurted it out last inning, of course.

Kyle Baker said...

@ P. Ditty:

You are right, I did.

1) Emotion pick. Woooooooo Pig Soooooie!

2) Michael Bush broke his thumb so figure DMac will get a lot more carries than he has in the past.

Paul said...

I turned on the tv and first thing I saw was Kemp strike out.

Just not my year dude.

NicJ said...

Loney is teh sux.

Paul said...

Shut up Vinny!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MLO?

Kyle Baker said...

Double Beard!

NicJ said...

Vin has stated before that he thinks its his duty to report what is going on.

I respect that.

Jason said...

Ibanez looked like he was loafing on Blake's double. Think he gets crap on Sons of Mike Schmidt?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Vin would spit on the idea of jinxes if he could muster up the necessary amount of saliva.

Paul said...

I do too but I don't like it.

NicJ said...

there vin goes, he said it.

Jason said...

Dude sitting behind home plate in the Phillies hat looks like a fat (or at least fatter) Pete Rose.

Paul said...

I think he is over doing it. He is setting up a story.

I am game.

Steve Sax said...

Well, the (wide) eyes didn't have that one.

3-0 through six. Let's go, Hiro!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The seventh inning is when you should start paying attention anyways.

Jason said...

And now the graphics department gets in on it.

NicJ said...

you know what, it would happen tonight. I turned down tickets for tonights game because of the draft.

Kyle Baker said...

@Paul

Did you really only take one QB?

Steve Sax said...

Vin at this point is jinxing the shit out of it.

If it were Steiner I'd grab my katana and head for the Stadium.

Kyle Baker said...

I did, too, Nic.

But it was worth it to see Karina during the draft.

Eric the Ice King said...

Ixnay on the onay itterhay!

NicJ said...

she will destroy us all with AP.

NicJ said...

one down.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kaeding will tear a flexor tendon and her backup K will become the greatest kicker of all time.

NicJ said...

this game is lacking something, but i just cant put my finger on it.

Steve Dittmore said...

LOOOVVEEE MLB Network bonus coverage.

Eric the Ice King said...

Manny? :D

NicJ said...

wowowowow

Unknown said...

GREAT inning for Kuroda. Nice small pitch count.

Jason said...

I had to look up the movie on the ad behind home plate. Nothing screams "Blockbuster!" like a movie named The Town. Other titles considered include Cement, Person and Bookshelf.

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all - It looks like it's a great day for Dodger baseball. Whew, it's nice to have some good news while trying to detox from the intensity of Mr. LASF's draft.

Steve Dittmore said...

great shot of the kid in LA hat eating Cracker Jack

Paul said...

@Dusty

No real need to pick a back up QB at this point. Someone will be there to snag.

karina said...

@FerAlvarezESPN tweeted about Kuroda

Kyle Baker said...

It was intense, no, MB?

I'm sad that I got few - er, no - Cowboys.

Kyle Baker said...

@P Ditty-

The shot of that little Asian lad, you mean? If so, he was cute as heck. A 'lil Dodger.

NicJ said...

im actually sad that i had to pick a cowboy.

rbnlaw said...

Hey, who forgot to tell these sucks that they're supposed to be losing by 6?

The Dodger bunch of sucks; not the Philly bunch of sucks

Steve Dittmore said...

I'm surprised Kuroda even swung.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker *blushing* why was so good?because you're going to kick my butt

@NicJ I'm not going to look at my team now, but tomorrow I'll start to change

spank said...

Kurt Warner is Dancing with the stars

MeanieBreanie said...

DB - Overall I'm happy with my picks. I've got a few Cowboy's, Saints, Steelers and some that might be dicey. Time will tell. Bring on the season!

Unknown said...

Wow, 45 at-bats without a hit? Even by pitcher standards...

Jason said...

Hiro!

NicJ said...

FINALLLYYY!!!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, a base hit too???

1-for-46!

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - that's the one.

I'll trade the Cowboys D to any of you Dallas-lovers.

Kuroda > Halladay

karina said...

That's my boy Hiro!

can we keep him?

Steve Sax said...

All youse guys, whatever you're doing--don't change a thing

Unknown said...

Woo hoo, I reverse jinxed it.

.022 batting average, WOW. That's got to be close to a record or something.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Either that's a good sign or a bad sign.

karina said...

I considered to have an all-player Minnesota team :)

Kyle Baker said...

@Karina

I'm not going to kick anyone's butt in fantasy football, for the record.

karina said...

I'm half watching Rockies-Giants. no mention of the Dodgers game (I think, I'm actually afraid to hear something)

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 8.50p: brilliant comment. Snarfed my malbec. Nice.

Nostradamus said...

Didn't end up with any Cowboys, thankfully.

karina said...

@bvenezolano shut up, consiguete una novia!

Paul said...

Well just bring all out over and over.

NicJ said...

this in between inning is taking too long.

Kyle Baker said...

Actually I have two Ds that both have a bye on the same week so might be interested in trading.

I said "I have two Ds"

NicJ said...

crap

Kyle Baker said...

Crap what? Is my feed behind?

NicJ said...

sure is milking this injury time out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I took a Raider, and I'm proud of that.

karina said...

what?

NicJ said...

walk

MeanieBreanie said...

@Professor D
Your trash could be my treasure. There is a reason they are called America's team.

Unknown said...

crap.

NicJ said...

arent they called americas team because they started calling themselves americas team?

Jason said...

@Dusty - Double D's!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I thought it was because Mychal Thompson called them America's team, just like he does with the Lakers and the Yankees.

NicJ said...

this feels like slow motion.

karina said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=6261176

for the ones who only have GameDay

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That two-seamer is a thing of beauty against lefties.

Kyle Baker said...

Lot of Cowboy hate here. Wow.

MeanieBreanie said...

Nic, you're just jealous cuz your favorite team is not held in as high esteem.

***MB ducks as she feels stuff being thrown at her through the web.

Kyle Baker said...

FUCKIN BEACH BALLS!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn. Fielder's choice.

NicJ said...

crap there goes our 2BMSB.

Unknown said...

In play, out(s). Thank goodness.

karina said...

It's my fault, it was greed to see the game online

karina said...

It's my fault, it was greed to see the game online

Kyle Baker said...

Tough play. Theriot tough guy points: +6. You're a Dodger now, man.

Unknown said...

uh oh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shane Victorino is NOT a former Dodger.

karina said...

We need to take revenge on Werth tomorrow.

Those boos to Victorino are sweet music

karina said...

Werth was kinda nasty, don't you think?

NicJ said...

On the slide? or just in general?

Steve Dittmore said...

Don't hate the Cowboys, just get sick of their fans here in NW Arkansas.

Anyone wish Castro's contract had been purchased instead of Troncoso? His D would be useful now.

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