Thursday, September 23, 2010

Game 153 Thread: Sept 23 vs. Padres, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (10-13, 3.36) vs. Mat Latos (14-7, 2.84).

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COMMENTS: Surprise, Padres! You're exceeding expectations this season, thereby causing you to extend the 22-year-old Latos beyond initial projections. Latos threw 123 innings in 2009 (72.1 in the minors + 50.2 in the majors) and has already thrown 168 innings in 2010. The Verducci Effect posits that "pitchers under the age of 25 who have 30-inning increases year over year tend to underperform." So, as with Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres might be exchanging future worth in their chase for the 2010 playoffs. Make Latos throw a lot of pitches tonight, Dodgers!

92 comments:

Josh S. said...

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

Mr. Customer said...

Fun fact: The Dodgers have never won a game for which I have posted the line-up. Perhaps I should quit while I'm behind.

Josh S. said...

Well, that fact doesn't seem all that fun.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, they all have been since the all star break, so correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

After the season I should go through all the threads and compile a record of lineup postings.

Loney Fan said...

Mr. C - I have not seen a loss in person in three years and I am going to the game tonight. One of us is going down.

Josh S. said...

"One of us is going down."

I think that was meant for the caption contest.

rbnlaw said...

I'm sorry. Did someone say something?
I was busy on the mainpage wondering why that girl is holding a Latos jersey.

Josh S. said...

@rbn: To cover her boobs. Duh.

Mr. Customer said...

@LF

You are safe. Josh edged me out tonight. Last nights goes against my record.

Actually, I haven't attended a Dodger win since the before the Boston series, either. I did not attend a lost prior to that.

Clearly, the the universe is out of balance.

Mr. Customer said...

She's got kind of a "Stepford Wives" thing going on that I find unsettling.

Josh S. said...

You can't spell "Mat Latos" without "tatas."

Neeebs said...

"If I only had a vagina."

Neeebs said...

^er...nevermind.

Fred's Brim said...

what is the baseball equivalent of "outkicking your coverage"?

karina said...

Mr F, I saw this and I just thought of you:

http://hipsterhitler.com/2010/09/at-the-doctors/

fun stuff, in that site.

Epale, everyone!

karina said...

Just in case, Mr F I thought of you because you brought the subject a few days ago.

Steve Sax said...

@Karina: I love the hipster hitler one called "typewriter". Nice!

Fred's Brim said...

Mr F has syphilis?
*quickly calls to make appointment with doctor*

MR. F said...

I didn't even bring up the syphilis! At least I don't think so. I'm just the one that decided to look it up on wikipedia.

Fred's Brim said...

well according to HipsterHitler, everyone has it

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You're hot. But I'm looking for someone with syphilis.

Steve Sax said...

You're a hot piece of shellfish, but I'm a clam-idiot.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 4:21p: that comment totally cracks me up. I can picture you saying it with the @__@ face!!!

Mr. Customer said...

I was the one that brought up the syphilis.

MR. F said...

Yay. Successful Pavement reference at California Golden Blogs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Dodgers are so terrible that we'd rather talk about syphilis. Think about that.

karen said...

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

First inning and we're already in a bit of trouble

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

I do believe Josh has a spreadsheet on lineup postings, MLASF. Sad but true.

Mr. Customer said...

Giants are up big, so it may be up to the Dodgers to roll over here.

Dusty Baker said...

Hah, you missed it Eckstein, you tiny piece of shit!

Mr. Customer said...

Never mind, that's a final. Thanks for nothing, Cubbies.

Dusty Baker said...

"Thanks for nothing, Cubbies."

I wonder how many times that phrase has been uttered.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp'd

Dusty Baker said...

Shitkemp'd.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, is that Gibbons in the cleanup spot? Wow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kings' A-Team down 1-0 to Phoenix, but they have a power play.

Mr. Customer said...

Hmmm. Blogger issues? My last comment was eaten.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I thought everyone went quiet.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn you, Gwynn. Why can't you be a fat sack of shit like your dad?

Dusty Baker said...

Why do the Dodgers wait to retire someone's number until they enter the HoF? I believe Gil Hodges should be in the Hall, but that aside, what is stopping the team from retiring his number 14?

Nice story re Wide Eyes wearing that number to honour Hodges. And congrats to him for winning the Roy Campanella award this season.

Mr. Customer said...

Nah, I think it was just a rogue post

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's taking the team an abnormally long time to blow this game.

Dusty Baker said...

Dbags over Rox 7-2, bottom of 5th.

karina said...

@Steve Sax 5:30 PM because you're a typography lover, great minds...

karina said...

I feel like I have to check out because the Dodgers are winning.

Paul said...

Last time I saw the Dodgers win was when I met Dusty and Mr. C in person (or their stunt doubles).

Then I was nailed for a traffic ticket

The Dodgers demise soon

Then apparently Mr. F was nailed with an STD.

I wonder if I fucked up the universe in someway.

Paul said...

The Dodgers must have consumed the purple dino's heart last Sunday.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Nope, that was us, in the flesh.

Seems like a long time ago!

karina said...

Maybe in your universe, Paul. On Monday, I avoided a traffic ticket, policeman saw me crying and after asking me if I was far from my destination, he let me go.

I was 10 minutes away from my house, anyway.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I liked the part where Jenna Fischer was jumping up and down.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF re THE OFFICE sequence

I re-wound that a few times, myself.

Paul said...

@Dusty

we have aged much in Dodger years since then.

Paul said...

Fuck my DVR didn't record community!!? Plus my hick wireless card makes hulu watching a painful process.

*cries*

karina said...

I'll take this run.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So which bullpen pitcher blows this one? 4:1 says Broxton, but Sherrill comes close at 9:2.

NicJ said...

its weird how the only audio on the kings feed is from the house PA system.

karina said...

They're not going to blow this game, Mr LASF.

wanna bet?

NicJ said...

simmonds starting shit already. love that guy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wayne Simmonds kicks ass.

NicJ said...

kings goal

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stoopid A-Team, took them long enough.

Steve Sax said...

why are we trying to win this game and put the Giants back in first place???

NicJ said...

I was really against the giants making it to the playoffs earlier but i doubt anyone is going to beat the Phils anyways.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How many media guys are starting to come out against DSBG?

NicJ said...

haters gonna hate

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Yesterday, Hernandez and Duran expressed contempt for him. Now Patrick O'Neal is bagging on him. When did everyone decide to hate him all of a sudden?

NicJ said...

damn, the new scoreboard at staples is amazing.

MR. F said...

Man. We may win, but that may not be good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Good thing Houston lost or we would lose some ground in the reverse standings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No wait, I want Houston to win! Damn you confusing draft order!

NicJ said...

The Thrill is Gone - BB King

Steve Sax said...

We just handed first back to the Giants.

DAMMIT

Spanky said...

Holy Shit! A Win

*runs out the front door nekkid holding a trout

Dusty Baker said...

I saw Spanky destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging himself through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry
fix

Mr. Customer said...

Full moon out, Spanky. Howl away.

Josh S. said...

I would like to thank the Rockies and D-Backs for being the only ones who stuck to my "Dodgers can still make the playoffs" scenario, despite the Dodgers and Giants fucking it up at the first possible opportunity.

Mr. Customer said...

That's because the Giants are assholes.

Josh S. said...

I'm thinking of going to one of the last three games. I just don't know which yet.

Neeebs said...

@Nic J:

The screen at Staples is F'ing incredible.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh

If you guys decide to go, I know a certain Board of Directors that is looking to settle their delinquent accounts…

rbnlaw said...

We win. When does the blonde drop the jersey?

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Diane and Joyce and I will be at the game the last day of the season (October 3). Which is also our wedding anniversary. Party time!

Steve Sax said...

You guys are still up? Well shoot, here's a PGT then.

Spanky said...

*still running*

Fred's Brim said...

Spank! How far'd you get? Did you make it to Salton City?

Steve Sax said...

Now drop the damn jersey already!!!

Spanky said...

HaHa, Salton City. The colon of U.S. Them and Niland,Ca.

Spanky said...

Damn Saxy, Get a hooker fool.

Steve Sax said...

@Spanky: I did but she insists on holding up this damn jersey!