Saturday, August 21, 2010

Game 124 Thread: August 21 vs. Simply Reds, 7p

Chad Billingsley (9-7, 3.66) vs Johnny Cueto (11-3, 3.38).

The Reds are rolling, riding a seven-game winning streak (and a 4.5 game lead in the Central), after last night's 3-1 win. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have floundered since the All-Star Break, driven partially by Vicente Padilla, Manny Ramirez, Jeff Weaver, and Rafael Furcal all sitting on the DL, all having trouble holding back the years. And Joe Torre has to play with the few cards he's been dealt; we're not getting any 11th hour waiver-wire help, since money’s too tight (to mention).

I’d love to think we could hold the Cincinnati “juggernaut” back, but I have a feeling we will be the ones ending up simply red. Hey, if you don’t know this team by now, you will never ever ever know them.

189 comments:

Paul said...

Guess who is baaaaaack?

Also Gibbons went from certain departure to hitting clean-up.

Well at least the front office keeps me entertained (in a sick sorta way)

Josh S. said...

Man-E-Faces the Reds!

Dusty Baker said...

Manny back up in dis bish! Bring it!

As soon as I landed I checked this site instead of checking for baggage claim info or calling my mom. It's a sickness.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Theriot 4
Ethier 9
Ramirez 7
Gibbons 3
Kemp 8
Blake 5
Carroll 6
Ausmus 2
Billingsley 1

Dusty Baker said...

I'm feelin this one!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"I'm feelin this one!"

What Arnold Schwarzenegger said to Joy Browne.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty Baker, please pick up your baggage on carousel 3.

Steve Sax said...

Manny's back

we're going 38-0 from here on out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I secretly want this lineup to fail just to piss off MSTI and MOKM.

Angry Eric said...

Man-E-Faces? I hope we get the animal or robot face, because that normal face looks like a weak hitter. At least he could go Beast mode...

..any word who got DFA'ed? Gibbons is still here according to ESPN, but no info on who had to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Eric - Juan Castro is getting the boot.

Paul said...

I like the lineup but don't worry Torre won't do something to anger the blogs.

Like not argue balls and strikes to not get him certainly thrown out.

Angry Eric said...

@MLASF Thanks- never even saw him play this last time around, not sure if that's a GOOD thing

This lineup really is many kinds of wrong...

Paul said...

Manny kinds of wrong?

Angry Eric said...

@Paul Maybe Torre will send Don Mattingly to argue for him so he gets managerial ejection practice.

Paul said...

If Andre goes wild in this game I am gonna change my blogger name to Jeff Kent.

Paul said...

Mattingly will go argue with the third base ump by mistake.

Steve Sax said...

Ausmus is going 4-for-4 with 3 RBI tonight

Angry Eric said...

I wonder how long we are shopping Manny? Smart bet is his current stint is just to interest a playoff contender.

Paul said...

If you buy Manny now the Dodgers will throw in four bobble head dolls and four cokes!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

a) I share Mr LASF's opinion: I want this lineup to smash the league to piss the same people.

b) In the other hand, I'm afraid of the dark power of eighties music on Dodgers baseball

c) Angry Eric, that's a great avatar

no King James tonight but he deserves some rest.

Angry Eric said...

@Karina Rally Gnomes!~ ^_^

Dodgers Post-season - Livin' on a Prayer- Jon Bon Jovi

I'll probably switch to Battle Armor Skeletor if Bills gets beaten around tonight tho...

Jeff Kent said...

Manny will have no positive or negative effect on the rest of this lineup.

karina said...

@Angry Eric this evening already has a good start: Cards are up by 3 against Timmah and Giants.I'm half-watching it,

I believe in the gnome.

Steve Sax said...

Padres/Brewers tied at three in the fifth

Giants down 4-0 to STL

Mr. Customer said...

Hi-diddly-ho neighborinos!

Steve Sax said...

Manny: A New Flame?

rbnlaw said...

Juan Castro was not given a fair shake.

Jeff Kent, turn down your fucking radio. We're trying to get ready for a game here.

DB: Arsenal looked awfully good today, but it was Blackpool.
Chelsea looked good as well, but it was Wigan (who I call Wiggum. . .yeah, poor Wiggum).

Jeff Kent said...
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Jeff Kent said...

There is no other way to listen to Snow's Informer. I have to pump up the volume.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair Timmeh!!!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Just got to the stadium, sitting field level..watching the "Bark in the park" parade pass by....Steve Garvey just passed by!!! He's leading the parade!!!

Spanky said...

Dysfunktional BBQ going on

Drunk and Surliness Level in EPIC proportions as of this moment

Check back in a few

Dusty Baker said...

On may parents' sofa in Conway, Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

Padres losing in the eighth!

Giants already lost!

Paul said...

Listening to the Reds cast and they think Homer Bailey was the reason why the Dodgers couldn't score last night. Ha!

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 1
Beer status: Sam Summer
Humidity: 732%

Mr. Customer said...

I suppose that's technically true. I do not, however, think that is as significant an accomplishment as they may suspect.

karina said...

@Paul I got the Reds broadcast and thought the same thing that Mr C

Paul said...

Welcome back Manny! Now go away!

Paul said...

Showing bobbleslam le sigh.

Josh S. said...

Manny joins the party!

Dusty Baker said...

Ain't no party lke a Manny party cause a Manny party don't hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get a report on the dogs in the park gig tonight?

Paul said...

Kemp hitting .327 with 2 outs and RISP.

Angry Eric said...

I feel for Vin- he has nothing good to say about us that he has to build up Homer and Playdoh.

Paul said...

Wow this guy is all over the place.

Angry Eric said...

*uses Stank Eye of Broxton to bend Cueto's fastballs outside*

(Casey might just swing anyway tho)

Paul said...

Walking the dodgers night!

Angry Eric said...

BBB! Beard Base on Balls!

Mr. Customer said...

Rancho Can'tfindthestrikezonewithamapiendo

karina said...

"Gibbons can't handle it"

In the bench King James thinks "that's why I can't get a day off" :)

Dusty Baker said...

There's a Riot going on!!!

Josh S. said...

STOOPID THERIOT IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION

Dusty Baker said...

Love the use of the Stank Eye gambit, AE. Good work.

Josh S. said...

Manny is the new lucky gnome.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Whoooo!!! Theriot AND Ethier Homers!!!

karina said...

I can get used to this.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Gibbons!!! (Insert Gibbon monkey pic here)

Paul said...

Nice!

And that is why Gibbons needs more at bats!

Angry Eric said...

Hmmm, I thot Manny was supposed to provide the power...

Josh S. said...

THIS IS NUCKING FUTS

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Mattycakes!!!!

David said...

Curse you, Manny. If you had gone yard, that would be 5 consecutive home runs.

Dusty Baker said...

NUCKING FUTS!!!

Josh S. said...

Manny and Casey fucked up the 9/18/06 sequel.

Mr. Customer said...

The hell is going on here?

Jeff Kent said...

This was obviously the result of more batting practice and nothing else.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, Josh...whoa. When I read your last comment, I thought it said "FUCKING NUTS" and went the other way with my comment.

Dyslexics of the world untie!

Angry Eric said...

Now we have used all our HR's for the rest of the year... >.<

karina said...

wild animals are wild!

Josh S. said...

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa...







This is not my Batman glass.

Josh S. said...
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Paul said...

Manny is like the merlot I am drinking, not doing
much but I still somehow feel good.

Dusty Baker said...

Computer fudged up, so watching from my iPhone. Crowded around it in the old Baker home place. I guess I'm supposed to be re-connecting with family, but...hey, how 'bout those home runs!!

Josh S. said...

Oh shit, Leake is pitching? Well, that's all we're getting tonight.

Spanky said...

Meltdowns-1
Surliness-Undetectable
Uncontrollable Hatred-Maxed

Is there a game going on?

Paul said...

Leake wearing #44 obviously in honor of the Straw.

rbnlaw said...

Went and had pizza, wings, and beer at Mikey's in Fullerton (great place, but no game on).
Got in the car to get home and the first thing we hear is Vinny's call of Kemp's dinger.

There is nothing better in broadcasting than Vin Scully calling a Dodger home run. Sheer poetry.

The kind of poetry I like.

And: STOOPID TORRE. KEMP HAVE FIVE RUNS ON THAT HOMER IF YOU PUT GOODER HITTERS UP BEFORE HIM. IDIOT. xFIP (whatever the hell that is)

Paul said...

Kemp only hit that 402 feet instead of 440. Not your year dude.

rbnlaw said...

Humidity 723%?

Swamp ass in effect, eh DB?

Arsenal 6
Blackpool 0

Son's soccer team is 2-0 in their tournament. Good weekend so far.

Paul said...

Manny may have to stay but we can put the rest of the team on waivers.

Paul said...

Nice Jay!

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

WTF is going on?

Gonna fix myself an old school Scorpion mainline to go with my brew and the dodger lead.

Bad Boy's are Running Wild

Paul said...

Kemp swung realllly hard but the ball just moved. Man those are the breaks.

Nice beard!

Josh S. said...

Kemp's ineptitude has infected this inning.

karina said...

Epa, Ramón! cómo está la cosa?

Josh S. said...

Vin will announce his future plans tomorrow.

BRB, CRYING AND PRAYING

Paul said...

Someone needs to stand outside Vinny's house and play steiner from a boom box.

Dusty Baker said...

Can I just say I will sleep with the top MLB Network person who is allowing me to watch this game on MLBN bonus coverage with Vinny's call of the game. *blows kiss*

Dusty Baker said...

I didn't see the last couple of comments re Vin until I posted comment re Vin, ironically. What is the story? He's announcing his future plans? Good lord, please don't put this on me now.

Dusty Baker said...

Aw, fuck, I just read the Simers piece (DON'T QUOTE ME ON THAT!).

*buys tix for last day of the season*

Paul said...

Vinny's announcement on future plans:

he will have a steak dinner tomorrow night.

He won't leave us. He knows....he knows.....he knows right!?!!

karina said...

@Josh S @Dusty Baker if we don't sleep again, is there no tomorrow?

I don't want tomorrow to come :_(

Paul said...

Manny out. Offense back to normal.

Dusty Baker said...

This will ruin my trip if he announces retirement. I have to admit on the plane I read (finally) the article I'd been saving re Vin that was in NYTimes in June. It made me tear up and Mrs Dusty had to ask what the hell was wrong. Hope that wasn't a sign...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We'll find some way to blow this.

Dusty Baker said...

Workin on it right now, in fact, MLASF.

Paul said...

I don't understand the tweets about the fans. If your going to do that then you better tweet about the beach balls all the time.

I miss the days when everyone just bagged on plashcke.

Paul said...

Runners at the corners. Quick somone rub Manny's stomach!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're finding a way to unblow this!

What would that be? Suck? We're finding a way to suck this?

I'm confused now.

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad about Timmeh today.

#Not

Paul said...

Really bad Loney.

Paul said...

Volek to Ajirotutu for a 60 yard strike down to the 2!

#FresnoStateSouth.

Spanky said...

KILL KILL KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Spanky said...

R WII Winng

Josh S. said...

Beer status: Firestone DBA in a chilled pint glass

Surly factor: 4 and rising, thanks to a cricket that somehow snuck into Luke's room and has thusfar evaded me

karina said...

Indiana Jones/Han Solo is in Dodger Stadium!

Paul said...

Han Solo is at the stadium!

No Billy Dee.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Strange how the two players who have served 50-game suspensions both suck today.

/KARMA

Dusty Baker said...

Trying to stay awake...theunderstorm lulling me to sleep. But I don't have that cricket keeping me up.

Josh S. said...

DIE DIE DIE CRICKET

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You'd think that Ford would have bought his own tickets, but it was really the one-armed man.

Spanky said...

11 Icehouses Down 1 to go

6 steel reserve after that

Tall cans All of them

Surly Factor- Beyond Mad

MANNY RULZ!!!!!!!!!!

Josh S. said...

Harrison is REALLY late for ESB night.

Paul said...

Broxton no longer the closer warming up to close.

Wow this team is fucked up.

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, I kinda miss Midwest thunderstorms. Wouldn't trade Cali weather, but they're damn cool.

Josh S. said...

FEAR THE UNDERSTORM

karina said...

Brox is warming, gents.

I demand insurance runs

Dusty Baker said...

The Understorm sounds kinda cool now that I go back and edit that crappy comment.

Paul said...

Spanky Going the distance.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Understorm would make a great name for a wrestler.

Patent pending.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a strong and/or dumb move, Spanky. Godspeed!

Paul said...

Stupid fans not cheering Harrison Ford.

Paul said...

Understorm vs Undertaker in Australia!!

karina said...

How do I know you're a nerd? you get excited by the mere sight of Harrison Ford

Dusty Baker said...

The Undertaker mixed with an X-Man.

Spanky said...

Please, Pray for Me and the DOYERS!!

GOD BLESS TO ALL!!

"Blowing Kisses Vlade Styles"

Spanky said...

HAN SOLO IS AT THE PARK? FUCK YEAH!!!!

karina said...

2 outs to go, go Brox!

Dusty Baker said...

How do I know I'm a nerd? Because I'm awake.

karina said...

there's more love to Han Solo than Indiana Jones here!

Spanky said...

Where's my beer?

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown! That was a nasty strike. Suck it up and take it like a man, Phillips.

Spanky said...

Looks like Phillips is going for the Pierre look on his Gameday pic.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DUSTY BAKER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT PHILLIPS HE IS A PIECE OF SHIT MANAGER

Dusty Baker said...

Brox used to throw strikes that simply overpowered people. Now he throws balls and the occasional reduced-velocity strike.

I'll take it, though.

Paul said...

Fuck it is Saturday. we make party!!!

karina said...

Party songs, then!

Booty And Beer said...

FOR ALL MY HOMIEZ!!

YOU TOO KARINA

karina said...

B52's-Roam

Paul said...

Reunited- Peaches and Herb.

(I couldn't even type that without laughing)

karina said...

@Paul a part of me wants to know why it is so funny and other part of me feels like ignorance is a bliss

@Spanky hmmm, thanks (I guess)

Spanky said...

Bitter Sweet-King's X

Spanky said...

Where the fuck is that beer?

Paul said...

@Karina

I wish I didn't know so go with your gut.

BOB- Outkast.

Dusty Baker said...

Back in the High Life Again-Steve Windwood

[apologize in advance for this but...it is what it is]

karina said...

Ghetto Supastar (that is what you are) Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya

Dusty Baker said...

Roam if you want to, Karina!

Nice one.

Dusty Baker said...

RIP to ODB. Gone but not forgotten. *pours some out*

Paul said...

We are very adult contemporary tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Props to momma Dusty for clearing the evening calendar b/c she knew Mrs Dusty and I would want to watch the game at the end of a long day.

Dusty Baker said...

Except for the Wu-Tang part, Paul.

Dusty Baker said...

To quote Vin, goodnight everybody.

Spanky said...

ODB Died? Pouring some out

Eric Clapton-Bad Love-Live from 24 Nights

Spanky said...

Sorry Karina. No Disrespect

karina said...

@Paul ignorance is a bliss

Also, we ARE "contemporary adults"

karina said...

@Spanky why are you sorry?

Dusty Baker said...

ODB died in 2004. Wu-Tang forever.

karina said...

For Spanky:

Bootylicious-Destiny's Child

karina said...

for me, the B52's cover of "Meet the Flintstones"

Spanky said...

@ Karina

For My B&B Post/Avatar. I meant Well.

@ DB

Part of My lost years. Working graveyard and partying like a Rock Star took it's toll dem years.

Spanky said...

I think I Better cut out. Took me 10 minutes to type my last posT.

karina said...

@Spanky I know you meant well, I'm used to that since I've always been one of the guys :)

karina said...

Night,snarkies.

Let's cross fingers tomorrow's not so bad.

Josh S. said...

CRICKET: ELIMINATED

(Not dead, just no longer in my apartment.)

My wife is the Cricket Whisperer.

Josh S. said...

Oh yeah, a song!

"Four Sticks" - Led Zeppelin

Spanky said...

@ Karina

Right On


It's So Easy-Buddy Holly Y Los Gryllo's

karina said...

Josh,the Cricket Whisperer is a great name.

Spanky :)

still around because my scan doesn't want to scan.I should drop it for tonight

Spanky said...

@ Karina

Let It be-The Beatles

Spanky said...

Gonna listen to some Slayer and Bid everyone adieu.

Josh S. said...

Watching Quick Pitch:

In the Royals/ChiSox doubleheader, BOTH teams wore completely different uniforms for each game. Game 1: Royals in blue, Sox in black. Game 2: Royals in white, Sox in gray.

That, my friends, is some buuuulllllSHIT.

Spanky said...

Rumor has it that the Doyers hit 4 homeruns in the same inning last night. I refuse to believe that.

Dedication to Manny- Son of Shaft by The Bar Kays

Bloody Wanker! LOL





Fuck Off.

Paul said...

Good times. Can we make it two in a row?

Is this it?- The Strokes

Spanky said...

@ Paul

Only Time Will Tell-Asia

Paul said...

Well right now we gotta make teams in the race hurt cause it is all we got.

Nothing better- Postal Service.

Spanky said...

Amen!!

Headhunter-Krokus

Spanky said...

Rush Blasting from the speakers
Last drink from 211 can tasted like fabric softener's scent.
One of two eye's meekly open
2112 time! See ya if i wake up from the awaiting coma

MANUELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spanky said...

Fuck That! Not going to stop till i Get a reply:

Lasorda Where Art Thou!

Dusty Baker said...

Worried about your announcement, Vinny!

Kept me awake all night.

Paul said...

Vinny is comming back!!! So is Rod Barajas!!!!

Paul said...

I think I had Rod Barajas on my fantasy football team. He missed 3 field goals in one game! Another bad Colletti move.

Dusty Baker said...

VINNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MADE MY WEEK.

Josh S. said...

Paul: For some reason, my brain read Rod Barajas as "Victor Rojas". I was unsettled for a second.

VINNNNNNNNYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...
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Dusty Baker said...

VINNY UP IN DIS BISH!

Paul said...

Yeah I guess this better than a deal for Rick Moranis.

rbnlaw said...

Damn, someone was adding Bombs Over Baghdad to the playlist?

Strong.