Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Game 146 Thread: Sept 15 @ Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (11-9, 3.65) vs. Matt Cain (11-10, 3.19).

COMMENTS: Matt Cain tends to use the upper part of the strike zone more than most other pitchers. That said, he has a decent amount of wild pitches, including a league-total 12 in 2007. So why do we think that against the Dodger staff tonight, he'll be aiming low? Cain?

This Dodgers team--who stands to further crush their archrival's postseason hopes by beating them in the second game of the three-game series--only eked out a single hit yesterday, depending instead on a stellar shutout pitching performance from Clayton Kershaw to give them the victory. Cain needn't worry about the dangerous pitch in the dirt if no Dodger can get on base in the first place. Expect Cain to outduel Bills in a squeaker.

this GT's horrible pun brought to you by Josh S.

150 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal 6
Theriot 4
Ethier 9
Gibbons 7
Blake 5
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Barajas 2
Billingsley 1

Orel said...

wowsers

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NESN has a rumor saying Ethier would welcome a trade to Boston. The funny part is all the trade fodder being tossed around, most of which center on Dice-K. People in Boston know we're poor, right?

Josh S. said...

Nice stretch, Reed Richards.

Mr. Customer said...

Yes, that makes perfect sense! This team has a veritable smorgasbord of offense! What we need is some overpriced starting pitchers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's just ignore the fact that he's overpriced and not very good too.

Mr. Customer said...

Actually, let's not.

Josh S. said...

I say we trade for some HGH.

Dingers!
Dingers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I saw trade Ethier for Juan Pierre. At least he knows how to win.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I don't get the pun

karina said...

@Mr LASF did you really see that?

Steve Sax said...

Karina, I don't know if I get it myself.

On top of that, Locane's recent vehicular fatality incident is kind of a bummer.

rbnlaw said...

If you start, then perpetuate a trade rumor, it won't necessarily come true. Sorry choudah heads.

*starts rumor about trading for a power hitting 3rd baseman*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woops, that's a typo. I meant "say."

Spanky said...

Don't think me unkind
Words are hard to find

Yanks are losing. Suck it Bishes. You too Tio.

Spanky said...

Is it me or did Locane get old fast. Too much Whiskey,Wine and Cocaine

Spanky said...

Her Too!

Spanky said...

Of course the yanks hit a homerun after that HBP blunder. Fucking umps

Spanky said...
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Mr. Customer said...

Quiet.

Too quiet.

karina said...

@FerAlvarezESPN Giants pitchers have the best ERA of the MLB in September with 1.68 (starters 2.18 and relievers 0.32)

Josh S. said...

FUCK
THE
GIAAAAAAANNNNNTS!

Spanky said...

GIANTS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spanky said...

GIANTS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

That's...troubling.

Josh S. said...

@Mr C:

The ERA or the Giant-fucking?

Josh S. said...

Psycho: "[Kershaw]'s become a pitcher this year."

Yeah, he was a shitty left fielder.

karina said...

if Sax isn't sure to get the pun, it's all right then

Mr. Customer said...
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karen said...

Epale everyone!!

Frisco's mascot looks like a rat. How appropriate is that?!

Mr. Customer said...

Josh S.

The ERA, but now that you mention it…

Mr. Customer said...

Hi, Karen!

karen said...

Let's all get our "BEAT FRISCO" chant going

Spanky said...

Come on Frenchy. Do something

Josh S. said...

3-1 to Furcal seems like it's always a setup for a groundout.

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Josh S. said...

YOU CAN'T BEAT ANYONE IN THE FIRST INNING, LA OR OTHERWISE!!!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers fail to score in the first.

Spanky said...

FRISCO SUCKS!

FRISCO SUCKS!

Steve Sax said...

I've got a bad feeling about this posey at bat

Mr. Customer said...

F you, Oyster Pubes.

Spanky said...

Saxy, Don't be bringing the bad mojo or we'll vote you out next time.

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit.

Spanky said...

RANCHO FATBASTARDIENDO!

Mr. Customer said...

No likey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

C'mon Chad, get Fatty.

Spanky said...

Tighten your britches Thigh boy

Mr. Customer said...

Siddown, sandwich boy.

karen said...

Nice swing Panda

Spanky said...

Go eat some vegetables PIG!

Steve Sax said...

Yeah Bills! Kant spell KFP without the K

karina said...

Panda K!

Spanky said...

At least Gibbons swung....I guess

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, were finally putting some stick on the ball, but they're not dropping.

karina said...

King James singles!

(go King, I've developed an irrational fear you'll be traded by next midseason)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

"Damn, were finally putting some stick on the ball, but they're not dropping."

I believe the doctors said the same thing regarding Hitler.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn you, Mike Godwin.

Spanky said...

Fold

Josh S. said...

Bills!

Ha! "Thick-legged pitcher" - Vin

Spanky said...

Vin called Bills Thighmaster


Not really but I would like to think he would.

Josh S. said...

Fuck slicing fly balls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

There will be a combined total of three runs scored during this entire series.

karina said...

So, Guillermo Celis says Barajas has been an important late addition to the Dodgers due to Russell's Martin injury and Fernando Alvarez replies there are lots of rumors that the Dodgers want to keep Barajas.

:_(

Spanky said...

Karina's going to have a hard offseason since Loney is going to the Indians,her son the Royals and her fantasy teams upcoming losing streak.

Spanky said...

Do it Dre. Do something.

Spanky said...

Dre Day!!

Spanky said...

Nice catch against Oyster Pubes

Spanky said...

Pitching duel.

Spanky said...

Did I fart? where the hell did everyone go?

Spanky said...

Fucking KKemp! Instead of pimping out Crooks & Castle you should pimp out a basehit.

Mr. Customer said...

@spanky

1. Possibly.
2. Making a sandwich. Well, at least I was.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Either the four pitchers that have started are really good, or the offenses involved are really terrible. I get the sense it's the latter.

Josh S. said...

IF ONLY WE HAD GOOD STARTING PITCHING WE'D BE LEADING THE DIVISION BY 30 GAMES!

Mr. Customer said...

@josh s

Maybe we should trade for Matsuzaka. The Red Sox pay him a truckload of cash, so he must be really good.

Josh S. said...

Sorry, a Dodger Talk caller hacked my account.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I don't know that Barajas coming back would have an effect one way or the other on Martin's status.

Josh S. said...

Hey, hey, it's the monkey!

karen said...

That's the way to shut those idiots up, Gibby!!

karina said...

thanks Gibby! was it me or someone else stopped breathing?

Spanky said...

Left Field Monkey Business

karina said...

@Spanky but at least I can control my fantsay team. I can't control any decision over my son or King James.

That's why you can't have a favorite player in your favorite team.

karina said...

^fantasy

Spanky said...

Mind your bizness Torre. Go back to sleep.

Josh S. said...

Matt Kemp is amazing.

Spanky said...

It's going to fall apart now

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This isn't looking good.

Spanky said...

Fuck Yeah!

one more puhlease

Mr. Customer said...

Whew!

Spanky said...

GIANTS SUCK! GIANTS SUCK! GIANTS SUCK!

rbnlaw said...

Wow. 6 hits in this contest so far.

A real ball burner.

I miss Dusty.

rbnlaw said...

D'ya think the voters in Delaware voted for this O'Donnell gal because she looks like Palin?

Just askin.

rbnlaw said...

Ethier hits. Trade with BoTox cancelled.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whatever. Cliff Lee would be holding Frisco to like, -1 runs.

MR. F said...

Epale from my apartment!

Mr. Customer said...

@rb

Re: O'Donnell

That's a distinct possibility. But I think the fact that she's nuts resonates with the voters more.

Mr. Customer said...

Mr. F, man of leisure!

karina said...

@Mr C re my son: I know but he's gonna be a catalyzer

Spanky said...

Can we trade Loney to Delaware?

karen said...

Epale Mr.F!

karina said...

Mr F did you have proper rest?

Did you follow the advice given to you this morning?

Mr. Customer said...

@k

I just want Russ to get healthy and regain some focus.

Spanky said...

They were playing Iron Man on the stadium organ

Mr. Customer said...

We might be able to trade Loney FOR Delaware.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Do it, Ned. Delaware has great upside and a solid glove.

We're talking about Delaware Willis, right?

Mr. Customer said...

Piss.

David said...

CRAP!

Spanky said...

Of Course! Damn

Orel said...

Bloop RBI, 1-0 Giants. Game over.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stoopid Fontenot.

karina said...

Orel, it ain't over 'till it's over

Mr. Customer said...

I was thinking the whole state. Think of the parking revenues, Frank!

Steve Sax said...

We CANNOT let Chadley down here.

Sack up, Dodgers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Imagine, using an entire state as collateral. It's making Fidelity Investments salivate right now.

karina said...

If I could, I'd hug you for what you say about my son, Mr C.

you understand!

Spanky said...

Up Next:

Strikeout
Flyout
Strikeout

karina said...

Dodgers bats: win for Bills!

and Kershaw and Kuroda...

el montanero said...

perhaps if we tried some of that, how do you say it, offense? it's just a theory, but i hear it's working out for some ball clubs in the american league. though, i hear it possibly causes erections lasting up to 4 hours.

Spanky said...

Fuck man. Fuck this shit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like this.

MR. F said...

I had a decent rest. I got back too late to have a great rest, but it was not bad. I spent my afternoon relaxing on the couch. I am currently eating a garlic parmesan chicken wing while watching Pulp Fiction on TV and checking in on the game.

karina said...

I just heard this on TV:

"I really think Sandoval is still overweight"

No way! how come?

that was fast, Romo

Mr. Customer said...

Couldn't have seen that coming.

Mr. Customer said...

Didn't we designate Sherrill, like, two months ago? Fucking leave already.

NicJ said...

I know it's a cliche, but this team Has no heart.

Mr. Customer said...

No doubt.

karen said...

This isn't very fun

Spanky said...

I don't trust Kemp out there anymore. It's like a fucking circus out there.

Spanky said...

It's about to get as ugly as Susan Boyle

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This team makes me dislike baseball.

Mr. Customer said...

Un-fun, even.

That fucking clown Wilson warming.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is it possible that this team actually destroys fun?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't like how Brian Wilson is the best closer in the NL, but he is, and we're screwed because of it.

Spanky said...

Pretty much so, MLASF

karina said...

It's not a shutout!

Mr. Customer said...

Ha!

It's a tease, but I'll take it.

karina said...

Take that, bizarre evil Brian Wilson

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! DRE

Ya pa que when no ones on base you fuck

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Huh.

Mr. Customer said...

Go, monkey boy, go!

David said...

a good start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We really could have used that for one of the times we had a man on base.

We did have a man on base at some point during this game, right?

Spanky said...

Come on fucking Monkey Shines

Mr. Customer said...

Bollocks.

David said...

balls.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thanks for gibbon us nothing.

Spanky said...

I'm gonna take Mr.F's cue and watch a movie. Fuck this shit. Fuck the Dodgers

karina said...

@Mr F @Spanky Breakfast at Tiffany's just started on TV.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Paul said...

Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails.

Spanky said...

Thanks for the suggestion Karina but Dirty Harry did the trick besides B.A.T.'s not my style. I need violence to help me sleep at night.