Sunday, September 05, 2010

Game 137 Thread: September 5 vs. Giants, 5p

Hiroki Kuroda (10-11, 3.39) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (9-8, 3.54).

[Sax here.] Once again, we've got the Giants, playoff-hungry, and the Dodgers, playing the spoiler. Last night's ninth-inning blown save by Jonathan Broxton solidified that the home team has no heart and may secretly want the Giants to prosper after all. Right?

(By the way, apologies for the light posting this weekend. Iam proud to say I just picked off my 24th current MLB stadium, though I couldn't stay for the whole game. But it was still pretty cool. Anyway, I'm out of town this weekend...our offices have only a skeleton crew this holiday weekend!)

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Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Carroll-6
Theriot-4
Ethier-9
Kemp-8
Blake-5
Loney-3
Barajas-2
Johnson-7
Kuroda-1

Steve Sax said...

No Ramirez in left?

Josh S. said...

Sax: It's a night game after a night game after they gave him away.

Greg Zakwin said...

Sax- Too soon.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @DodgertownUSA: #Dodgers will call up John Ely, Chin-lung Hu, John Lindsey, Jon Link & Russ Mitchell tomorrow at SD

IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME FOR ALL OF THEM

except Hu. He's meh.

MR. F said...

PLEASE WIN THIS FUCKING GAME

MR. F said...

Hey, John fucking Lindsey!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's quiet.


Too quiet...

MR. F said...

IT'S TOO FUCKING QUIET GUYS!!!!

MR. F said...

Damn you people who have better things to do besides work on the Sunday afternoon of a 3-day weekend.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd post a little more but I don't want to whore the GT.

MR. F said...

MR. LASF, you make it sound like whoring is a bad thing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just a thread whore, turning tricks for the occasional laugh.

Or are they illusions?

NicJ said...

WIN TODAY!!!!

then lose the next three please.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, whore away!

karen said...

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen

Please baseball gods give the Dodgers the mojo tonite

karen said...

The game hasn't started yet and I'm already pissed off about Joe freaking Morgan

karen said...

Seat belts on everyone...Here we go

NicJ said...

SUCK IT TORRES!!!!

MR. F said...

MUTE BUTTON PEOPLE!!!!

Josh S. said...

THRED HORE 4 LYFE

karen said...

Nice, smooth start for Kuroda

Josh S. said...

I hate ESPN for their announcers, but they always have such beautiful shots of the Ravine.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The corpse of Aubrey Huff is slowly dying.

Jason said...

I have no sound at the bar. Has Morgan mentioned the shadows yet? I wonder how they blocked the shadows during all those games back in Joe's day.

F. Joe Morgan. (that's now is legal name)

Josh S. said...

Why does (the non-SoSG) Orel always look so angry when he talks? His voice is calm, but his face looks like he's barking.

MR. F said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u32fEv6Zo0

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES WE GET IT JON MILLER THERE ARE SHADOWS

Jason said...

@ MrLASF - The Giants keep a necromancer on staff dating back to the Bonds days. Wasn't the average age of Barry's supporting cast like 136?

NicJ said...

odd how similar that inning went.

SF - Strike out swinging, acquired from cubs middle infielder grounded out to short, pop out.

LA - Strike out looking, acquired from cubs middle infielder grounded to short, k swinging.

stupid dre ruined it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Jason - That would explain both Huff and Burrell.

NicJ said...

i hate stupid burrell more than the artsy episodes of MASH.

(ex. POV)

Jason said...

I hate it when Dre ruins the symmetry.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How I loathe you, Posey.

Jason said...

Posey sure looks a lot like the kid that played Napolean Dynamite.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES ESPN PRAISE THE MAN LET GO BY THE LAST PLACE ROYALS

NicJ said...

I dont see how it is fair that we have to listen to the giants home announcer

Jason said...

Yup, slow motion effect is working. Sheesh

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING FATTY

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Preemptive insult.

NicJ said...

here comes the DP.

MR. F said...

DON'T LISTEN, NICJ

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Morgan's criticizing Tubs. Can he do that? It doesn't violate his contract or anything?

NicJ said...

BULLLLLLLLSHIITTTTTTT

Jason said...

The Giants outfitted one of the sea lions from pier 39 and had him hit a sc fly! Looks like they have a circus trainer in addition to a necromancer on staff.

NicJ said...

game over.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Surly factor:

got fever at 2 am +10
couldn't sleep 'till 9 am +10
finding out last night's loss +10
read some Order of the Phoenix -10
having a couple of cups of hot tea -5
trying to figure out how I did on fantasy football +4
watched some Half Blood Prince on TV -5
interrupted said movie for the game +3
hanging around here -8

surly factor 9

Surly factor=5

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But there's no football until Thursday, Karina.

NicJ said...

karina, want a fantasy football tip?

karen said...

I'm sure it was the shadows that held up Ethier's throw. Right, Joe?

Jason said...

I expect symmetry in the bottom of the 2nd.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Uh, I hate to rain on your parade, Jon, but you really want to know why Andre's throw didn't get Buster?

BECAUSE HE WASN'T CLOSE ENOUGH

dumbass

karen said...

Epale, Karina!!

MR. F said...

MUTE BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. F said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

@Mr LASF exactly.I think I need to do some changes

@NicJ absolutely

thanks both!

NicJ said...

drop your kicker novak and pick up jay feely.

Novak is a backup kicker and wont get you any points.

karina said...

Bison hits .190 since August 3rd.Who cares? that's an old fashioned stat

NicJ said...

jay feely isnt great but he will get you more than novak will.

NicJ said...

hit the batter and the ump.

karina said...

charge the mound, King James!

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd also keep a close look on Vincent Jackson. I don't think he'll see any gametime this season.

karen said...

Morgan is such a know it all

I know, Mr. F.....MUTE BUTTON

Josh S. said...

From the All-Star Break though yesterday, Kemp and Pierre have the exact same SLG% of .376.

MR. F said...

Getting better Karen! But you forgot the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicJ said...

the chargers are looking in to trading him.

might be a steal if he gets on another team.

Josh S. said...

^through

Jason said...

WHERE IS MY DAMN SYMMETRY?!?!?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Even if he's traded, he still misses the first three games of the season, and potentially more.

MR. F said...

FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

NicJ said...

@Josh, you better have a graph and/or GIF showing that is true or you may get yelled at.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh shut up Miller; the season's over so don't act like we were crushed yesterday.

MUTE BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!

NicJ said...

Crushed? Obviously Miller wasnt reading last nights GT because we all saw that coming.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic @Josh - I'm going to mockingly deride your comments because I can.

karina said...

Jason, your constant references to necromancy remind me of some comments I read on MCC, it was something like this:

f*%# Vin Scully

if that's your thing!

necrophiliac

I wanted to track and hunt them down and of course, LOTS OF BLOOD

Paul said...

Okay I admit it. I am still kind of watching the Dodgers.

Dodgers record when we have a fantasy draft. 1-0.

Paul said...

Le sigh.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit. Their voodoo witchcraft still has some effect.

Paul said...

I want to see the slow mo on someone eating a Dodger dog.

Yeah yeah yeah Joseph we know you are smart.

Paul said...

Fuck. That Joe Morgan homerun. My first baseball game ever. I cried all the way home.

Josh S. said...

UNNECESSARY HIGHLIGHT IS UNNECESSARY

NicJ said...

the next highlight will be of Miller cutting in front of Vin in the press box ice cream line and getting the last scoop.

Paul said...

Giants fans were dicks to me then. I was five years old. Still it made me hate the giants at a very early age. Very healthy for a young kid.

karina said...

Hehe, Candy Maldonado said the rivalry is better lived in SF (in his playing days) because Giants fans are more dedicated to it.

Yeah, because we NEVER EVER would wear any Giants merchandise to mock them.

*I did wear a Giants cap once but it was an extreme situation

karen said...

They showed that highlight the last time we played the gnats on espn

Let's see some Dodger kicking giant ass highlights

Paul said...

Okay now show Matt Williams crying like a baby in 1993 please.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WE WANT STEVE FINLEY DAMMIT

and I'm out.

MR. F said...

MS FUCKING B

Josh S. said...

OT2OT

MR. F said...

San Francisco: where owning more memorabilia with the word "Dodgers" on it than the word "Giants" means you're a true Giants fan.

karina said...

@Paul I bet you were a smart and engaging kid.

NicJ said...

the dodgers better bring this kind of crappy play with them to san diego.

karina said...

I hate Joe Morgan

karen said...

Geez Panda is a fat ass

karen said...

Morgan is such an ass he even elicits the "h" word from our sweet Karina

MR. F said...

Karina,
Your hate will make you powerful!

karina said...

@karen most of the time I'm a lover but I can't really stand him

@Mr F I know what you're trying to do. I'm a Jedi, so tough, that I even survived Order 66 ;)

Paul said...

Thanks Karina. All I know is I had two dodger jackets each specifically designated for either road games or home games. If I took the wrong one it meant a sure loss for the team.

Sick with Dodger love even back then.

MR. F said...

Oh Karina, I love how you get those silly Star Wars references.

NicJ said...

there was a time when that ball that andre just hit would have been in the seats.

karen said...

@Paul

I had a similar experience when I was a little kid with frisco fans. My brother and I had our Dodger gear on and got beer thrown at us.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty not up in dis bish.

#Golf

#Dinner

MR. F said...

Pshah. Golf.

karina said...

@Paul wow! I'm speechless!

@Mr F we share more than a Dodgers obsession

@karen that's one proof the Giants fans are MEAN.How can someone throw beer at some kids?

Steve Sax said...

This game is winnable, but we will have to score first.

--Billy Packer

Paul said...

Shadows shadows shadows.

NicJ said...

now we get a divorce update.

why does ESPN hate us so?

MR. F said...

@NicJ,
We're not just west coasters. We were originally east coasters. They've never forgiven us.

NicJ said...

maybe if we start calling ourselves "The Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angeles"

karina said...

It's Barajas birthday. Win for him!

MR. F said...

Come on Hiroki. Win it yourself.

karina said...

@NicJ that's the star comment from the week

Paul said...

@Karen

yeah gotta love those classy giant fans.

Okay can we have a big inning please? Just this once.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, everybody! Am I back in time for the bullpen meltdown?

karina said...

@Mr C if you call them, they will come :(

NicJ said...

defensive sub with a 1-0 lead?

whatever.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

They come when I don't call, too.

karina said...

Dre for Rasmus!

MR. F said...

PLEASE DON'T K KEMP

karina said...

@Mr C exactly! we don't want to make it any worse :(

Jason said...

Kemp needs to get Jobu some more rum so he can hit the breaking ball.

#UgliestSwingEver

NicJ said...

maybe it would serve us better if the dodgers just forfeit the rest of the season and rest up for next year.

karina said...

I got fever again and my head is gonna explode :(

Josh S. said...

How the hell was this team supposed to win anything with its two top hitters looking so bad at the plate more often than not?

Josh S. said...

Karina needs more cowbell.

Jason said...

I want - no, I demand - that Accuscore (or Chad from MOKM) run the numbers to see where the Dodgers would be if GAARP never made the roster. He had to be worth a half dozen losses. Replace him with Jay Gibbons (or an actual corpse) and the Padres and their 10 game losing streak is well within reach. I need to switch to hard liquor...

NicJ said...

seriously?

NicJ said...

lets go padres!!

MR. F said...

FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK

Jason said...

Juan Uribe looks like Ken Griffey Jr. after he caught his case of gigantism on The Simpsons.

I'm just saying.

NicJ said...

i imagine that this next series with the padres will probably be unwatchable.

NicJ said...

THERIOOOOOH!!

Dusty Baker said...

I know this is late but was that one of the worst, most unintelligent ABs by Kemp you've ever seen? He swung at a ball that was already in the dirt!

Steve Sax said...

I'm questioning our mettle here.

karina said...

@Sax Dodgers' mettle or our mettle?

NicJ said...

its getting harder and harder to not want to blow up this team.

MR. F said...

FUCKKKKKKKKKK

THIS IS TORTURE

WORK

REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

DODGERS LOSING

GIANTS WINNING

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

MR. F said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

MR. F said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

MR. F said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

MR. F said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Jason said...

I'm questioning our luber here...

Jason said...

^ lumber. Damn phone keyboard.

NicJ said...

they are playing like they dont even care.

MR. F said...

(cries)

el montanero said...

fuck this shit. even my dog has had it with these guys. all that goodwill from bark in the park...gone!

Mr. Customer said...

I'M questioning our luber. The chafing is really getting to me.

karina said...
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karina said...

http://bit.ly/aPljpH

MR. F said...

Good armpit luber is hard to find.

karina said...

Kuroda is too good for this team

#sufferinglikePrecious

NicJ said...

Poor Lindsey finally makes it to the bigs and its with a bunch of losers.

MR. F said...

(cries)

Jason said...

What is with the crusty patch on KFP's knee? Maybe he needs a better luber, too?

Jason said...

Remember the days when knowing the Dodgers' 2 - 3 - 4 hitters were due up was cause for optimism?





Me neither.

Jason said...
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karina said...

what do you mean with luber?

karina said...

Remember when we feasted on Brian Wilson's blown games?

On tv, they are saying Wilson is preparing himself for the playoffs

Mr. Customer said...

Ye gods, I've gone and mentioned something dirty that I dread having to explain again…

karina said...

Fontenot :(

MR. F said...

(cries)

Jason said...

@karina - Luber in this context refers to a person responsible for applying lubricant. This is a job that is not desirable in certain industries.

NicJ said...

here hoping the dodgers losing streak goes five games long.

(raises glass)

MR. F said...

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

I'm questioning our mettle here.

MR. F said...

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Man, we suck.

And not in the just-saying-so-for-dramatic-effect way.

NicJ said...

Journey - Who's Crying Now

karen said...

I agree with Nic. We need to maintain this premium level of play for the Pod Ray series. I never thought I'd say such a thing but my hate for the gnats is far more than my hate for the Pods

Dusty Baker said...

(torture post)

NicJ said...

the way the season is going you just know we are going to sweep the pads.

MR. F said...

I know what you mean, NicJ. I can feel it, too.

(cries)

NicJ said...

HEY! with that loss we are in the final spot for the last protected pick.

Paul said...

Well went to buy my Sam Adams harvest mix and woodchuck draft cider.

Harvest starts tomorrow. Fall can't get here soon enough.

MR. F said...

An X-files episode later, my sanity is slightly restored...

Dusty Baker said...

el montanero said "all that goodwill from bark in the park...gone!"

Funny shit, man!

karina said...

@Jason oh,oh...thank you very much!

@Mr C I thanks to you!

karina said...

I still don't quit.

I think I got sick in a appropriate time, it's not too bad to be half sedated

Dusty Baker said...

i want to be sedated

Josh S. said...

We can't even spoil right.

Paul said...

Throw it all away - Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Finally we suck well enough that it can actually pay off.

Fred's Brim said...

Humpin Around - Bobby Brown

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woohoo we're slightly worse than Florida! Now if we sign Cliff Lee we don't have to sacrifice a first-round pick!

(returns to fetal position)

Dusty Baker said...

I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones

Josh S. said...

When you take a step back and look at this season, you see that we got a perfect storm of:

-Lack of rotation depth early on
-A punchless bench
-Bullpen awfulness almost all season
-Nearly season-long slumps from the top two offensive weapons
-A series of DL stints (some multiple)
-Trades that didn't necessarily make the team better (and one that made the bullpen worse)
-A manager on the verge of retirement
-A front office that all of sudden realized they were still mad at Manny for a year-old transgression, so they gave him away
-And a DIVORCE!

It's a fucking miracle the team is over .500.

NicJ said...

just wait a week josh, we will dip below sea level.

MR. F said...

We may not be over .500 tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

It huuuuuuuuuurts! Please make it go away!

*hits morphine drip button*

MR. F said...

FUCK YOU HAVE A MORPHINE DRIP? I WANTTTTTT

rbnlaw said...

Just checking to see if the same 4 or 5 people were whoring around.

Minus me, I guess it would be 3-4.

rbnlaw said...

Monkey Wrench
-The Foo Fighters

MIA
-The Foo Fighters

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I kept my whoring to a minimum.

rbnlaw said...

Ha!
I was drinking and eating at my MIL's all day, well most of the day, so I guess I was whoring in a different way.

Free food and drink for just visiting? Good kind of whoring.

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

Stoopid me. I missed the "my" part. I should rectify this with random numbers.

Ryan Theriot has a break-even UZR of 0.0 at 2B this year.

Woo, that's better.

Josh S. said...

So, what now? Best case scenario is sweeping the Pods while the DBacks (who know how to properly play spoiler) sweep the Gnats?

Oh, sweet lord, why am I still trying to figure out scenarios?

WHOREWHOREWHORE

MR. F said...

Best case for what?

Josh S. said...

Best case for the Giants not making the playoffs, I suppose. There is no more best case for the Dodgers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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