Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Game 159 Thread: Sept 29 @ Rockies, 12n

Clayton Kershaw (13-10, 2.91) Carlos Monasterios (3-5, 4.09) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (9-10, 3.28)

i can
tell it's
winter
from the
size of
the lump in
my throat
got a lump in my throat

rusted wheel, planted still
rusted wheel, can't move on

It's winter, all right. And we are indeed planted still, finishing out our last four games with meaningless impact on the postseason races. Although I might be interested in Colorado for some skiing in a couple of months, the only thing I want to see today, before we get the hell out of Denver, is the Dodgers making their way toward a .500 record. Aim for excellence, Boys in Blue!

148 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Torre said the Minotaur is shut down for the year.

. . .and the GT is late. No more mid-week drinking at the SOSG World Headquarters.

Josh S. said...

Just change the thread to Monataur.

Josh S. said...

Oeltjen LF
Theriot 2B
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Mitchell 3B
Johnson RF
Ellis C
Hu SS(le and Flo)
Monasterios P

Orel said...

corrected

Mr. Customer said...

Without midweek drinking, what would we have to look forward to? Certainly not the games!

Mr. Customer said...

Your 2010 Dodgers: Excellence in mediocrity.

Josh S. said...

Commitment to Existence

Orel said...

current drink: Trader Joe's organic 1% milkfat lowfat yogurt wildberry probiotic smoothie (vitamin D added, high in calcium)

Josh S. said...

Wait, now Kershaw is un-shut-down and pitching Friday. Kuroda is done.

I would be confused if I cared.

Mr. Customer said...

Current drink: a significant quantity of coffee.

Steve Sax said...

I can see Torre running around the clubhouse yelling, "Okay, SOMEBODY is getting shutdown here! Who's it gonna be?"

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw: late posting of today's GT is all my fault. I put "9 PM" instead of "9 AM".

Picked the wrong time to stop sniffing glue.

Steve Sax said...

Currently drinking water.

Six cups a day, baby! (which is six more than Adrian Beltre)

Josh S. said...

Just finished drink: Venti Starbucks Doubleshot on ice, which is essentially 5 shots of espresso, ice, and syrup, shaken like mad with a splash of milk.

I CAN SEE THROUGH TIME.

Fred's Brim said...

hello everyone!
cracking into my third coca cola of the day

Josh S. said...

In a weird way, I'm hoping for the Padres to go into Friday's series three games back. The Padres will have the pressure of having to sweep four games (3, plus 1-game-playoff) and the Giants will have the pressure of only needing to win one game. If I remember 2002 correctly, Frisco has a bit of a problem with that.

Fred's Brim said...

shut them all down, except the kids, and let Monstercheerios go more than 4 innings today

Steve Sax said...

@Fred's Brim: shit, why not let Monasterios play all nine positions, too?

At the same time.

rbnlaw said...

Finished a shitload of coffee. Cracking into a berry flavored Propel and a small Cobb salad.

Gotta watch the figure, dontchaknow.

rbnlaw said...

Carlos Gonzalez has 34 home runs. He's pretty good at baseball.

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp fucks up yet another play in the field, leading to a Tulo triple.

Kemp, get your head in the game.

Dusty Baker said...

What do you have against midweek drinking, RBN?

*orders another Sam Adams Octoberfest from Mayflower Hotel bar*

Steve Sax said...

Tulo scores on a sac. Great.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

That is wussiest drink I have ever heard of. Go back to San Francisco!

Dusty Baker said...

I just looked at the BA for the guys in the lineup today. I should not have done so.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I didn't know this was a day game. So, this is a Venezuelan match-up!

karina said...

this conversation about what you're drinking now is hilarious.

I'm about to finish my first large bottle of water of the day.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

Sorry I am behind but what is the background on your avatar?

rbnlaw said...

Walk on home!

Spanky said...

Oh No! It's Kemp






(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

We have the same amount of runs as our opponent!

Dusty Baker said...

In play, run(s)!!!

Spanky said...

DAMN! I brought the mojo

karina said...

Dusty, last Sunday was election day here.We elected members of the congress.

It's was an achievement for me,because it was the first time in years that I was finally allowed to vote, hence my tinted pinky in the avatar.

Steve Sax said...

Well, I guess Kemp made up for it a bit.

Josh S. said...

WHAAAAAAAT?

karina said...

I have homework to do and this game is not helping!

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 10:02a: love the hustle and flow reference. Hat tip.

@Dusty: love the midweek, midday drinking.

@Rick Monday: love the union jobs

karina said...

Guys, can you show some emotion? Bison hit a GRAND SLAM!

Josh S. said...

More like homerdor, amirite?

Josh S. said...

karina, I think my complete shock was showing some emotion.

Seriously, though. It feels good to stomp on someone else's dreams for once.

rbnlaw said...

Matt Kemp is pretty good at baseball. I say we keep him.

Josh S. said...

He does seem to be more at ease now that they're out of it. I just hope that means good things for next year.

karina said...

@rbnlaw I second the motion.Let's keep Bison and bring Beltre back. I could negotiate my son not coming back :_( (though I'm gonna needinsane amounts of chocolate to overcome that loss)

A girl can dream. right?

Josh S. said...

I'm a big NO on Beltre, unless Ned can somehow swing a 1-year deal. He only plays like a monster in contract years.

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale y'all
Took a quick peek away from work to see that we have a nice little lead.

Beverage choice, freshly brewed iced tea with lime and a little sweet-n-low.

rbnlaw said...

SI has Beltre going to the Lost Angels of Buena Park along with Carl Crawford.

Crazy talk, I tells ye.

Josh S. said...

I don't think JMart's going anywhere, karina. Just a gut feeling.

karina said...

The Angels already have Scioscia, why they don't keep their hands way from my revered Dodgers players?

Josh S. said...

"Hu, swinging away, takes a strike."

I'm gonna miss ripping on you this offseason, Charley.

karina said...

^away

@Josh that's why I want to believe too

Josh S. said...

Hu-Sac Flai!

MeanieBreanie said...

Another run and another reason to make party.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Monster, you can get through this inning!

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty and MDIL would say not to disrespect their hometown of Buena Park by being associated with Angels, RBN!

Dusty Baker said...

It's amazing how well we can play now that we know we suck.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina re your avatar

AWESOME. That tinted pinky is strong, especially because it is Blue.

Fight the power!

Mr. Customer said...

Damn, I go to lunch and somebody slips me the salami?! Well, at least it was for the good guys.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

It's really more late mid-day drinking on my part, since I'm in the Eastern time zone right now.

Fred's Brim said...

slippery salami? is that what spanky is nakedly running around with today?

Fred's Brim said...

OK kid - one more out

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like an interesting lunch you had, Mr C.

Josh S. said...

Nice job minimizing the damage, boyos!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, kid!

Fred's Brim said...

Aaach I can't even look at Theriot's stupid overrated face

Fred's Brim said...

pile'em on!

karina said...

@Dusty FIGHT the power, indeed. I voted for a political prisoner for Congress and he got elected with 72% of the votes. He's still in jail, but they'll have to free him soon.

Also, government made frauds here and there, the opposition fought and now we have 69 members in the Congress. My state voted 13 members of the opposition out of the possible 16.

karina said...

Is it true King James just hit another HR?

MeanieBreanie said...

Karina
Loney singled to drive in Oeltjen.

Fred's Brim said...

just a short single for The King

Steve Sax said...

@Mr Customer: I echo Dusty in shuddering to think about your lunch experience.

Is the Blue Oyster Club open for lunch?

I mean, it's okay if it is, I'm totally cool with that and everything.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx for that re-cap, karina. I tried to pay attention to the election but have been on travel for...forever, so couldn't give it enough time to understand what went down.

Steve Sax said...

Karina, we would be foolish to hope for > 10 KJL HRs.

Dusty Baker said...

Insta Poll:

Could Russ Mitchell suck any more, offensively?

a) No

b) No

c) All of the above

Mr. Customer said...

@Sax and Dusty

I meant the home run, of course. Geez, get your minds out of the gutter, ya pervos!

Josh S. said...

Jeezus! Monday is taking twenty years to explain that the majors are different from the minors.

Spanky said...

Helton looks exactly like Spanky's brother in-law.

BEAN THE MOFO!

Spanky said...

Did someone say salami?

Fred's Brim said...

why don't you like your brother-in-law, spanky? does he steal your steel reserve? does he take your fish out on naked runs?

Josh S. said...

I want to say that listening to Steiner and Monday is like listening to a really uninteresting podcast, but even podcasters remember they have an audience that they have to entertain and convey clear information to.

Steve Sax said...

No win for monosterios

Josh S. said...

Spanky, your brother-in-law has a dead woodland creature on his face?

Steve Sax said...

This is kinda a key atbat

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Sax - You do realize we're four games under .500? Nothing's really "key" anymore.

Josh S. said...

Monasterios couldn't have done that?

Steve Sax said...

Troncoso, you suck.

Josh S. said...

Eh, still a lead, I guess.

@MLASF: I WANT .500 DAMMIT.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Tronny
I really like you, but you are hard to watch :(

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn. I leave to write one press release and we've given up most of the lead. At least no one slipped me their salami.

Mr. Customer said...

boo-urns.

el montanero said...

quick, somebody check their balls.

Dusty Baker said...

By "leave" I meant order another beer, go to the bathroom, and look at a separate tab in my browser. never went far.

Can't wait to go blow a huge chunk of money on an outrageously good ITA dinner and have a lobbyist pay for it.

Spanky said...

The day is still young Dusty. And I'm holding.

Spanky said...

Tron at the bat. Playing to lose.

Spanky said...

Time to go. Off to play the indentured servant. I need Allred's number.

Josh S. said...

The name "Dodgers" has been removed from the "good union job" spot and replaced with "the home team." Curious.

Fred's Brim said...

ok I am off to eat the best pizza of all times. Let's finish off this win, at the very least to pad the stats against Eric Collins

Steve Sax said...

I am not sure when MLB at batfor thronging started allowing multitasking with safari and the audio feed...but I like it!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Thronging?

Is that what Mr C did at lunch?

Steve Sax said...

Let's try that again:

I'm not sure when MLB at bat for the iPhone started allowing multitasking with safari and the audiofeed... But I like it!

Steve Sax said...

Damn, my iPhone typing is so poor, you'd think someone slipped me the salami.

Steiner is so condescending about the Caesar's Palace seventh inning back-to-back HR contest, that Caesar's should ask for its money back. Steiner mocks the plausibility of such a ridiculous event with this Dodger squad.

rbnlaw said...

Note to self:
Think twice before accepting lunch invitation from Mr. C.

Real pitchers' duel we got here, eh?

karina said...

So. I leave to get some work done and

a) Monny doesn't win
b) Tron sucks
c) the images of Mr C at lunch keep getting worse and worse

MeanieBreanie said...

I'm betting that Mr. C now has a string of women wanting lunch dates with him.

Josh S. said...

These "strategic" bullpen moves are even more pointless now.

Josh S. said...

I hope JMart doesn't pull this crap on Saturday.

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

so we're set for Tuesday, then?

(I keed, I don't want Spanky to beat me to death with a halibut in a jealous rage)

Josh S. said...

Tie game and a Karina fangirl squeal coming up here.

karina said...

@Meaniebreanie how do you know he didn't have already a girl as a lunch date?

Josh S. said...

Huh. Color me impressed.

karina said...

@Mr C and Spanky has a sharktopus,too

karina said...

@Josh is it wrong to be a CarGo fan?

Josh S. said...

Nothing wrong at all, k. I just like to tease you about it.

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr C - I was just saying...
Spank has proved his love for me. He is unmarried and claims to be faithful. How can I forsake that?

@Karina
You're right, I don't know. Based on the comments it sure didn't sound that way.

Dusty Baker said...

Just noted Flat Breezy's picture on GameDay. He looks friggin' anorexic! When was that taken, his sr year in high school? Or is he on meth?

karina said...

Sherrill struck out CarGo last night too.

karina said...

@Josh just wanted to make sure it was just teasing.

MeanieBreanie said...

Dusty,
OMG, I can't believe you said that. I looked at Breezy's picture and thought the same thing. Great minds think alike.

MeanieBreanie said...

Rancho Ardiendo of the very bad kind.

MeanieBreanie said...

We skated by on that one.

Steve Sax said...

Weaver gets us out of the based-loaded jam... To the eighth!

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

@mb

Hey, I never said I wasn't, but I couldn't do my Dodger hermano wrong like that.

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. C - actually I'm very flattered. The day you guys stop trying is the day I think I will cry/die.

Mr. Customer said...

HCK Shuts it down.

Josh S. said...

Uhhh...who's pitching the ninth?

Mr. Customer said...

It's a mystery.

Josh S. said...

Oh shit Belly.

Josh S. said...

I. AM. PUMPKIN MAN!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, dear lord, it's belly.

Mr. Customer said...

Is Helton's beard technically considered a varmint?

Josh S. said...

We are not winning this game if Belly stays on the mound.

Josh S. said...

Run traded for an out. HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS.

Steve Sax said...

Meaniebreanie:

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, we are going to lose this game in the ninth...

Josh S. said...

WE MAKE SWEEPY (and sometimes weepy) PARTY!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit I am wrong!

Josh S. said...

3 to go for .500!!!

Mr. Customer said...

The impossible dream of a .500 season lives!

karina said...

we make party!

karina said...
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MeanieBreanie said...

Whew, that one was close.

MeanieBreanie said...

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
The lyrics might not match but the title does.

MeanieBreanie said...

Saxy,
No need for tears. There is always a special place in my heart for you.

Neeebs said...

Gary Moore: I still got the Blues for you.

Steve Sax said...

sweeping post-game thread up.

stay thirsty my friends.

rbnlaw said...

If you sweep a team that's out of contention, and it really doesn't matter, does it make a sound in the forest?

Spanky said...

Ah yes. What more can I say about my love. Trust is a beautiful thing.

@ Mr.C

I've got my eye on you buddy. HaHa


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