Monday, August 30, 2010

Post-Game 132 Thread: Hiroki Kuroda, Beacon Of Light

DODGERS 3, PHILLIES ZEROOOOO

Hiroki Kuroda went out there on the mound tonight and took all of the voluminous MSM coverage of Manny Ramirez' departure and the Dodgers' 2010 season hara-kiri, and kicked all of it squarely in the nuts. Seven and a third innings of magnificent no-hit ball, and 7.2 IP of one-hit, 7 K ball, bested Philly ace Roy Halladay and sent the Phillies back to their Best Western hotel scoreless and wanting.

And how about that Rod Barajas? In his first game in his hometown park in a Dodgers uniform, he calls a great game for Kuroda (but should have called for the beanball against Shane Victorino, who broke up the no-no), hits a run-scoring double play ball for the second run of the game, and then hits a home run off of Halladay to put the Dodgers up 3-0. We never looked back.

Way to go, Hiroki. And for all you MSM who are going to keep saying Manny was/is a cancer and the Dodgers will be unfertile into 2030: let me join our gun, Hiroki Kuroda by saying: GO TO HELL.

photo: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

90 comments:

Josh S. said...

"Big in Japan" - Alphaville

NicJ said...

that interview with barajas was awesome.

Orel said...

Happy to be wrong!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fantasy draft? Win over the Phillies? Now a timely PGT? This is the greatest day ever!

Dusty Baker said...

AWESOME interview with Barajas. Made me a little weepy. Baker household gave him a standing ovation.

Dusty Baker said...

Except that I'm out of beer.

Paul said...

MSM?

Fred's Brim said...

Nyeah, where's your Messiah now, Plaschke?

NicJ said...

man my team is all potential, i could be really awesome or really blow.

Im used to that i guess.

Steve Sax said...

MSM = MainStream Media

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Harvin is a big question mark.

Steve Sax said...

SF was up 1-0 but Colorado is up 2-1 in the ninth!

NicJ said...

yeah, i picked him because there was a report earlier that they may of found out what was causing his migraines. If farve has anything left i think that pick will pay big.

Getting Dez in such a late round was pure luck on my part.

karina said...

*Hat tip to Josh

I believe more in the Dodgers than yesterday.

Colorado 2-0 over the Jints

Paul said...

I was hoping Angel Berroa would interpret for Hiro.

Josh S. said...

Hmmm? Why am I on the receiving end of a hat tip?

Paul said...

Manny Manny Manny.

karina said...

@Josh great musical selection :)

Dusty Baker said...

That Dez pick pissed me off big time. I wanted him!

Paul said...

Manny was an experiment?

NicJ said...

HAHAHA MINE ALL MINE!!!!

Paul said...

Taiwan still wants mimosas.

NicJ said...

dodger divorce blog guy is going to be on fox 11

Josh S. said...

@Paul: Yeah, I was grumbling about that question during the pre-game.

"Hmmm...we're doing OK, but maybe we should give that Manny Ramirez kid a shot and see if it works out."

karina said...

instapoll:

should I listen to Dodger talk?

Josh S. said...

The Ryan Starr video package is so much more tolerable when we have a good game.

NicJ said...

one of jamies attorneys looks a little like fritz coleman.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Boy, it sure seems like Gloria Allred is everywhere these days.

cough, media whore, cough

Paul said...

You guys just watch Malcom Floyd shine.

Randy Moss Better not get hurt.

Josh S. said...

@Karina: Yes. Should be a fun one tonight.

NicJ said...

Oh fuck does Gloria Allred live off the little red light when a camera goes on.

hate that bitch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Floyd's a nice pick what with Jackson's holdout.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Over/under on vague references to sexism?

NicJ said...

yeah, im a litle worried about the charger offense.

gates is a solid pick, rivers always goes to him in a pinch.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 final in San Francisco, Giants lose

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Gates is one of the best TE's in the league.

NicJ said...

yessir.

Steve Sax said...

padres lost too, to the snakes.

NOW'S THE TIME TO MAKE OUR MOVE!

oh wait, we're beyond that. Sorry.

Paul said...

How is the Joe Torre experiment?

I think I have my band name.

San Manuel sounds like Juan Samuel when I am tired.

NicJ said...

first down machine.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Naanee has looked pretty nice so far, and Matthews is a damn fine player. I wouldn't worry too much about the offense. It's the other holdout who could create problems.

NicJ said...

haha, oh god.

FOXFAIL

Josh S. said...

*sigh*

Headline: "Kuroda flirts with no-no..."

I really wish someone would think of a new phrase for this.

"Kuroda buys no-no a drink, gets cockblocked by Victorino."

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe the Alan Parsons Project guys could re-form and be the Joe Torre Experiment.

NicJ said...

im just worried that rivers isnt going to be protected with McNeil out.

Paul said...

I wanted Zach Miller. Loved that dude on saved by the bell

NicJ said...

im waiting for the dodger divorce guy to yell something about carlos santana.

Amezcua just said he wasnt a dodger fan. Get the fuck out of LA then.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Let's swing by and take that fucker out, too.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's a Padres fan. He was since he was on KTLA.

NicJ said...

haha, Miller was another late snag of mine.

Campell loves his TE's and Miller a good one.

NicJ said...

*campbell

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

While I understand that settling would be the ration thing to do, we must remember that the McCourts are far from rational thinkers. Jamie called herself the face of the Dodgers, and Frank, well, he's Frank.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*rational

NicJ said...

THe padres dont have any fans.

Im betting they are going to have walk up tickets available if they make it to the world series.

NicJ said...

when did ken levine start hating manny so much?

MR. F said...

Thanks Hiroki. Your pitching mastery is what helped get me through another ridiculous night at work.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When he left the team. If I've learned one thing from listening to DodgerTalk, they will defend anyone on the Dodgers and quickly pounce on them the moment they leave. Same thing happened with Fat Turd Bastard, and it's now happening with Manny. Which is too bad, because Manny actually succeeded where Fat Turd Bastard didn't and...



succeeded.

Paul said...

Isn't Jamie the next president?

karina said...

I don't know what to make about the TJ Simmers article about the hearing today. He had his dose of fashion police: Frank McCourts' tie was not quite Dodger Blue and Mrs Jamie was wearing a white dress with a zipper on the back.He's sure McCourt didn't notice.

I felt like crying when he stated Frank's lawyers are a better lineup than the Dodgers on the field

It;s just day one, ladies and gents

:_(

NicJ said...

You are better off not reading Simers, Karina.

Jeff Kent said...

You guys are better without Manny.

NicJ said...

go wash a truck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

First of all, Simers can't even get the website right. He calls it dodger.divorce.com. There's no period between dodgerdivorce, moron.

Second, I don't blame Frank for not wanting to talk to him. Hell, if he threw his vodka tonic into Simers' face I'd give him bonus points.

Third, I feel myself getting dumber while reading this piece of garbage he calls journalism. Simers should have gotten the boot to Chicago, not Manny.

MR. F said...

Yeah, what MR. LASF said.

NicJ said...

Cant we work out some sort of trade now that Mariotti was forced upon us? Chicago needs to take one of our crappy writers if we get their garbage.

Dusty Baker said...

Stop reading Simers and Plaschke! It gives them page hits and me heartburn.

Jeff Kent said...

Simers is a jerk. I would throw my coors in his face but he doesn't deserve a banquet beer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But how else can I mock him?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Remember when John Beard was on FOX?



Remember when John Beard was on Arrested Development?

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL just called Buster Posey, "Parker Posey." Why didn't I think of that?

NicJ said...

Buster Pansey

karina said...

Hehe, as heard on DodgerTalk "in Memories of Kevin Malone there is a statistical analysis of what's going wrong with Matt Kemp"

I'm shocked,SHOCKED, there's such analysis on that blog.

Dude,if you don't read @Ih8Colletti you won't ever get the real scoop on Matt Kemp.

I can't stop laughing :)

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF- I think it's time for you to take it to the next level and call into DodgerTalk as your ih8colletti character.

Neeebs said...

Remember when John Beard was arrested for a DUI?

Paul said...

Countdown to kickoff 5 days.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker Parker Posey is too cool for school.An annoying Giant (redundant , I know) can be nicknamed after her.

karina said...

^can't

Dusty Baker said...

I hear you, Karina. I'm a big Parker Posey fan, too.

I'll tell MDIL you called b.s. on this.

Paul said...

I started falling asleep reading the Kemp analysis. Then just stopped altogether when the unlucky line drives were reintroduced.

Dusty Baker said...

Ah, yes, the attempt to quantify the unquantifiable.

BIG MIDDLE FINGER EXTENDED

Mr. Customer said...

*Streaks the PGT*

Dusty Baker said...

We haven't had a streaker in awhile. *averts eyes*

MR. F said...

MY EYES! THE GOGGLES, ZHEY DO NOTHING!

Steve Sax said...

Oh god, now I can't sleep.

Back to CoD:MW2

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F, are you insinuating that you were wearing 3D goggles, but Mr C's streaking looked 2D?

karina said...

So, Sax plays CoD:MW2. No wonder he broke my heart

@Dusty Baker I didn't say that word, it was just an opinion. Everybody knows you have to make graphs to have a reliable opinion :), I'm pretty sure MDIL is lovely and therefore she can say whatever she wants.

note to Eric Karros: your graphs are lovely, you can graph whatever you want, I love them and I can't get enough

Spanky said...

Checking out till the weekend peeps(hopefully). There is your partying gift.

Josh S. said...

Remember when John Beard had a mustache?

Remember when John Mustache had a beard?

Steve Sax said...

Spanky: thanks for the gift...wait a minute, that's not beer.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

SELL!! SELL!! SELL!!