Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Game 133 Thread: August 31 vs. Phillies, 7p

Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54) vs. Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64).

COMMENTS: CARLOS MONASTERIOS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION, Mr. LA Sports Fan likes to trumpet, but what is Monasterios' true future with the Dodgers? The club has juggled him between the bullpen and starting rotation all season — more out of necessity than indecision. Yet modern baseball thinking suggests that players, especially young pitchers, thrive in defined roles. Monasterios has done everything asked of him as a rookie; will the Dodgers give him some definition in 2011?

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Mr. Customer said...

Podsednik 9 Carroll 6 Ethier 9 Kemp 8 Loney 3 Blake 5 Belliard 4 Barajas 2 Monasterios 1

Dusty Baker said...

iPods 9
Wide Eyes 6
Dre 9
K 8
JLo 3
Barba 5
Belly#2 4
Pack of cards 2
Monster Cheerios 1

Josh S. said...

Itty-Bitty Soul Patch was in the lineup at 2nd, but was pulled. I haven't heard why.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Total Unadulterated Piece of Shit 9
Slick Fielding Piece of Shit 6
Defensive Piece of Shit 9
OUR LORD AND SAVIOR 8
Defensive & Offensive Piece of Shit 3
Aging Piece of Shit 5
Bench Piece of Shit 4
Pointless Piece of Shit 2
FUTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION 1

Dusty Baker said...

Heard this: Lilly and Kuroda both claimed off waivers, but Dodgers pulled both back. Pod Rays claimed Hiro and multiple teams, incl Yankmes, claimed Lilly.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

I assume it was because IBSP was shaken up a bit on that pay with Werth last night and he might be feeling it.

Josh S. said...

WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE SOUL PATCH?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On the comments section of MLBTR, somebody actually said "Stupid Ned." My parody has grown into reality.

Josh S. said...

I think ih8Colletti needs to start following more people. Ken Levine, for one.

MR. F said...

So...

Nicholas said...

How is it that Juan Pierre can't get rid of Manny or Andruw?

Paul said...

So if you're lonely
You know I'm here waiting for you
I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
And if you leave here
You leave me broken, shattered, I lie
I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot, then we can die

I know I won't be leaving here with you

I say don't you know
You say you don't go
I say... take me out!

Betsy said...

I think hamels has lice in his beard.

Mr. Customer said...

At the park, standing under the giant Manny banner.

Fuck.

Betsy said...

if anyone would like my tickets for tomorrow you are welcome to them.

MR. F said...

I'd go if I were in LA and had time.

Josh S. said...

@Paul: That reminds me of one of my prouder fanboy moments.

This fire is out of control!

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: That will be a giant banner that says "Salary Relief" tomorrow.

MR. F said...

Of course I have no idea who that is.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh

I won't lie, I thought about photoshoping a $100 bill as the "after"

Dusty Baker said...

Sippin on gin and juice in loge, Vinny!

Josh S. said...

@Mr. F: That's Alex Kapranos, lead singer of Franz Ferdinand.

Josh S. said...

More weird, angry anti-Manny spin from EK on TBTV.

I don't get it.

MR. F said...

Cool. Thanks Josh S.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Monasterios, I know you're going to pitch a "mi amor con te quiero" game

MR. F said...

Epale, Karina!

karen said...

Greetings Everyone!!

I'm at my mom's house so I'm having to split time between the Dodgers and the US Open

I'll try to keep up!

MR. F said...

Greetings, Karen!

Paul said...

@Josh.

That is awesome! Where was that?


@Mr. F.
Don't get Alex Kapranos confused with Alex Spanos owner of the San Diego Chargers.

Or the band Franz Ferdinand with the actual Archduke of Austia who I believe took a picture with Mr. C and Neeebs back in the day.

MR. F said...

sPods!

Dusty Baker said...

The house just played Beasties' Intergalactic before Dodgers at bat. Mr C and I just passed out from the sheet ecstasy of the moment.

Cc: FB
Cc: Paul

MR. F said...

I'm sure DB had that picture with the Archduke. He was a sprightly 600 something then.

karen said...

YAY MATTY!!

karina said...

Well now don't you tell me to smile
You stick around, I'll make it worth your while
Got numbers beyond what you can dial
Maybe it's because I'm so versatile
Style, profile, I said
It always brings me back when I hear Ooh Child
From the Hudson River out to the Nile
I run the marathon to the very last mile
Well if you battle me I will revile
People always say my style is wild
You've got gall, you've got guile
To step to me I'm a rap-o-phile

karen said...

RBI for FJL

Josh S. said...

@Paul

Backstage at the Greek 5 years ago. Sadly, I haven't been able to see them live since.

Yay RWI!

Mr. Customer said...

Never met FF, but I could tell you stories of the one night we went our bar-hopping with Gavrillo Princip.

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

MC and I were there the day FF was assassinated. I predicted peace. I lost that bet.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB did you sneak in some extra-adult beverages?

MR. F said...

1 measly run? I'll take it, but damn.

Fred's Brim said...

oops

karina said...

Monks, I said "mi amor con te quiero"

MR. F said...

=(

NicJ said...

Can't blame monny. He really shouldn't even be in the majors now.

Paul said...

Fuck the Phillies catchers!!! Bastards. All of them!!

MR. F said...

So say we all.

karina said...

@Paul I'd say the entire organization

Paul said...

@Neeebs

Sounds like a vague prediction. You might be able to claim victory now.....then defeat.....then victory....

Neeebs said...

Anyone else notice that the Phillies Pitching Coach is named Doobee?

Fred's Brim said...

a terrible thought just entered my head. I know it wouldn't happen, but how awful would it be if the Dodgers gave up on Monster and sent him back after he'd been up almost all year?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You wanna be careful with that sheet ecstasy. Could be laced.

Josh S. said...

Whatever happened to using Weav as a spot starter?

NicJ said...

i doubt it FB, rosters expand tomorrow.

He is ours to keep. Probably going to be pitching for the loons next year.

Fred's Brim said...

dammitall Joe, let him pitch!

NicJ said...

at this point weaver would probably only have like 30 pitches before he got tired. He just came off the DL.

They should have called up Ely instead of tron.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic, i know they wouldnt do it, I just got a shiver thinking about how stupid they are sometimes, and that would be remarkably stupid

NicJ said...

yeah, tron still gives up the longball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tron STILL sucks?

Steve Sax said...

I'd have to say: Mono.

Fred's Brim said...

that's our Tronny

*sigh*

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT

Mr. Customer said...

Someone from the Game thread needs to be here to kick Dusty and I under the table. Karina has first dibs, I think.

NicJ said...

what really sucks is the if anyone else was pitching tonight we would have probably won because Kendrick blows.

Fred's Brim said...

Tronny makes me miss Cory Wade

MR. F said...

I have a strong urge to call the Cory Hotline.

NicJ said...

torre will leave a bench full of ruined arms in his wake.

karina said...

It's only the third inning and they are playing at home

It's totally winnable

karina said...

@Dusty Baker @Mr Ckicking and pinching your arms.Behave, boys!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gory. Story. Allegory. Montessori.

karina said...

It's bad when they IBB Schneider

NicJ said...

well they have a shot to get back into it, because kendrick blows.

i just hope they dont start having their usual crappy at bat when they fall behind.

karina said...

To Dusty: http://yfrog.com/f1ksgdj

Josh S. said...

I HOPE THE GIN WAS GOOD, DUSTY!

Paul said...

Great coversation with Grandpa Paul:

GP: this team is horrific. Tron is still trying to get that flat fastball by people. He was doing that in March. Isn't he suppose to adjust.

P: I think it is cause he can't. He sucks Dead arm maybe.

GP: well I am watching the Giants game.

P: Hey maybe they will have an incredible Philly like comeback.

GP: maybe......

Silence for 5 seconds....

GP and P: Hahahahahahaha

GP: ciao.

Making fun of my favorite team is fun....no it is really sad.

NicJ said...

Time to switch to the US Open. Rafa is on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I went to a game two years ago where the Dodgers trailed Philly 6-1 after two innings, and they still managed to come from behind. Of course, that team had Manny.

And a reason to play.

Fred's Brim said...

he's dreamy

Fred's Brim said...

and he looks slow tonight

NicJ said...

yeah a little. Its weird a person can look like superman on clay and mortal on the hardcourt.

karina said...

who's dreamy, Fred's Brim?

Fred's Brim said...

mortal, meaning still the second best (sometimes the best) player in tennis? :)

Dusty Baker said...

Thx for the XX, Karina.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah, Fred's Brim is dreamy!

Fred's Brim said...

I meant Rafa actually. I am far from dreamy

NicJ said...

very well may be the best. Im not sure what is wrong with Feds, getting old i guess.

NicJ said...

dodgers arent really helping themselves tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah I think he's feeling his age a bit (he's been killing people for sooo long). I still expect him to win every time, but he's sliding back towards the field

karina said...

I think Mrs Fred's Brim thinks you're dreamy.

To tell the truth, Nadal is not dreamy,imho.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BUT THE FLOWING LOCKS OF HAIR, KARINA, THE FLOWING LOCKS OF HAIR

MR. F said...

Does Nadal wash the hair?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stoopid bench piece of shit.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina I sure hope she does!

If I was a lady, I think i'd like Rafa, at least for his green shoes

NicJ said...

Rafa's hair is washed with angel tears, MR F.

MR. F said...

HOW IS THAT NOT DREAMY?

karina said...

@Mr LASF I can't stop laughing.I'm not much into long hair, it depends, but on Nadal's case is a NO

karina said...

what's up with these Spanish men?for example, Enrique Iglesias looks like he always needs a shower

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How does the ball keep going to Belliard?

And Dylan Hernandez is back on V-energy. Hooray.

Fred's Brim said...

too much tapas

karina said...

Slow night, Mr LASF. We've been discussing Nadal's flowing locks of hair, washed with angel tears.

Good one, NicJ

karina said...

100!

NicJ said...

for some reason when i hear rafa speak i think of Andy Kaufman.

Dusty Baker said...

Did you say you think Paul's gramps is dreamy, FB?

NicJ said...

jansen hitting?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

JANSEN'S FIRST AB

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley walked the other day didn't he?

NicJ said...

that was technically just a plate appearance because it was a walk.


and theres a hit.

karina said...

when you say Andy Kauffman, I think on "Andy Kauffman in a wrestling match, yeah yeah yeah yeah..."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HE GETS A HIT, HALLELUJAH!!!!

NicJ said...

convert him back to a catcher, he can hit now!!

Fred's Brim said...

I know he was a terrible hitter as a catcher, but he's probably still better than Ellis (sorry, Josh)

Fred's Brim said...

Grampa Paul is more hot than dreamy

MR. F said...

Kelly Jansen, HITTING MACHINE.

MR. F said...

Ugh. Too tired to spell correctly =(

karina said...

"if you believe they put a man on the moon, man on the moon, if you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool"

if Michael Stipe says so, I believe so

NicJ said...

he might have a little Irish in him MR F.

NicJ said...

phillies are shaking in their boots. one run closer.

karen said...

Here I've been ignoring the GT because I was watching the US Open and you guys were there the whole time talking about Rafa's sweaty hair and his dreaminess/not dreaminess.

I vote dreamy.

karina said...

^believed

MR. F said...

Come on Dre.

karina said...

Karen, he's not dreamy as Peter Sampras.There was another australian player but I can't remember his last name

NicJ said...

vin never saw a beach ball when he was on the east coast.

Ive never seen a beach ball at the beach. Wouldnt that shit just blow away? Its windy at the beach.

Fred's Brim said...

don't you be stepping to my man, karen!

karen said...

Karina--Was it Patrick Rafter?

NicJ said...

so Jansen was just a pinch hitter? WTF?

Fred's Brim said...

speaking of dreamy...

karina said...

Patrick Rafter! he can't be blood and flesh, he's too perfect

Josh S. said...

@FB Huh? (re: Ellis)

karina said...

@Karen between Nadal and Rafter, whom would you choose?

Fred's Brim said...

@karina Rafter I can understand, but not Pete

karen said...

PATRICK RAFTER :)

karina said...

The score is Phillies 6-Dodgers 2

;)

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh I think of you as an Ellis supporter. Is that not right?

karina said...

Karen, I feel embarrassed to have this girl talk in here :(

Fred's Brim said...

Caroline Wozniacki's dress doesn't cover much downstairs

NicJ said...

Gullickson is my new favorite tennis player.

this is my first time seeing her.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim Sampras looks very manly , that's his appeal

Josh S. said...

@FB Not by trade, no. I did like that he named his son Luke Joshua, though.

Mr. Customer said...

I go to the game for 1 evening and it devolves into tennis talk around here?

karen said...

Karina When God makes perfection like Patrick Rafter I'll talk about it anywhere :)

Sorry guys

NicJ said...

SONS OF MCENROE!!

Paul said...

Grandpa is dreamy! If you mean he falls asleep a lot.

MR. F said...

I for one am perfectly comfortable being around girls chatting about physically perfect guys who could pummel me without breaking a sweat or ruining their perfect hair.

karina said...

@Mr C it's not even real tennis talk, it's how attractive tennis players are

Paul said...

Kemp hit one hard that wasn't an out?!! Justice!!!!

NicJ said...

just kick them in the knee MR F. Tennis players usually have bad knees.

haha, or the elbow.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic, if you lined up Wozniacki and Gullickson and told me one was from Denmark and the other was from the US, I would have guessed Wozniacki was the American

karen said...

Mr F--That's one of the reasons we think so highly of you here!

Paul said...

How many homeruns does Lames Loney have this year?

karina said...

@karen whatever happened to him?

he's perfect

NicJ said...

@FB, thats the truth.

NicJ said...

haha paul, reverse jinx.

NicJ said...

he is on pace to hit his 13 again.

karen said...

WOOHOO KING JAMES!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HOORAY FOR OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE PIECE OF SHIT!!!

karina said...

@Mr F if you mean you're skinny, skinny guys have lots of charm!

:)

Fred's Brim said...

Free James with the powerful forehand!

Paul said...

Ha ha!!

He is now Lames Loney. Civil petition will be filed by me.

MR. F said...

I think my gamecast is broken. It says James Loney hit a home run. I know that is not possible.

NicJ said...

you know you are coming out of a game when Loney goes deep off you.

karina said...

GOD SAVE KING JAMES!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm dry humping Loney now.

MR. F said...

Well, I'm reasonably lean, but I wouldn't call myself skinny =X.

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karen said...

Karina--He's somewhere in the Outback making women incredibly happy


*sighs*

karina said...

Hey Dusty, his Royal Highness has to be respected

Fred's Brim said...

@DB that's not Loney, that's Mr C

Paul said...

Poor Mr. C.

karina said...

@Paul I don't know about your grandpa, but my grandma is hot, she's even modeling!

Paul said...

I thought Weaver was our Royal Highness?

karina said...

@Mr C do you need help with Dusty?

karen said...

Belli2 hit that hard

Fred's Brim said...

did Ibanez get a concussion from that?

NicJ said...

now we have to see some pictures, karina.

Dusty Baker said...

I was going to say something but I'm stunned to silence by the talk of tennis guys.

*disapparates*

Fred's Brim said...

Mary Jo Fernandez telling the Wozniaki/Yale Football Team story is making me giggle right now

NicJ said...

when your baseball team sucks you have to find other things to talk about.

College football starts soon.

NicJ said...

Gullickson just can't get a game. Coming close each time.

Paul said...

Fuck. Damn. Crap.

James I hope you know Dusty's safe word!!

Josh S. said...

I still can't see Mutual of Omaha (behind home plate) without thinking of The Middleman. I miss that show.

Paul said...

Fresno State vs Cinn sat night

Take the over!!!!

karina said...

@NicJ just one pic because she could kill me (this is for a video, when the video is online, I'll post links everywhere)

http://es.tinypic.com/r/2duza8l/7

NicJ said...

when did Werth steal Sherrill's facial hair style?

Fred's Brim said...

me too Josh, i liked that show

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's wrong with tennis?

NicJ said...

HE CAUGHT IT!!!

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

VIN IS IMPRESSED WITH SCOTTY PODS THAT IS THE FINAL WORD

Paul said...

Suck on that Jeter!!!

karen said...

What a catch by Scotty P.

Mr. Customer said...

Holy balls, what a catch!

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, who is hotter: your abuelita or CarGo's mom?

Steve Sax said...

Sweeeet defensive play by Scotty pods

karen said...

Karina--Your grandma looks lovely

Steve Sax said...

The TOWN

karen said...

Good old George Sherrill

Steve Sax said...

This is my The TOWN

Steve Sax said...

I had tix to tonight's game and sold them.

Sigh.

How is it, Dusty?

NicJ said...

remember when sherrill have up the HR to ibanez in the playoffs?

that sucked.

karina said...

My grandma, obviously. She had six children, she has no cosmetical surgeries, she's always perfect head to toes and is super healthy.She also looks like 10 years younger

CarGo's mom looks very good too.

Paul said...

This is my town: Dodger World.

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