Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Game 11 Thread: April 12 @ Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (1-1, 8.00) vs. Tim Lincecum (1-1, 0.64).

Something about the Dodgers makes the Giants break out the Flubber. In their five meetings so far, the Giants have made six errors, and thankfully the Dodgers have been canny enough to take advantage of them. But they'll need every scrap of luck tonight, because what are the chances the Dodgers can beat Lincecum for a second straight time? At Pay Phone Park?

Now it's time for my obligatory slobbering over Matt Kemp. Hey, it's not like I'm alone. "Matt Kemp is the center of the universe," gushes Jon Weisman. Matt Kemp should bat leadoff, proclaims Tony Jackson. They should rename the bison the Matt Kemp, say I. With his new focus and discipline, the man isn't just a five-tool player — he's a five-weapon player.

Injury update. This from @TBrownYahoo:

Ivan DeJesus Jr will be in uni for Dodgers tonight, in place of Furcal. LA checked on Eckstein in spring, told it would cost $2 mil. Passed.

As Clayton Kershaw goes, so seems to follow the Dodgers' new $35-million man, Billingsley. Win-win in L.A. Lose-lose in Colorado. A win-win in SF won't be easy, but if the Giants' porous defense cooperates, it's definitely doable.

Related: Dodgers, Giants find solace in boos (Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLosAngeles.com)

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MR.F said...

Matt Kemp is so hawt.

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn LF
Carroll SS
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Urine 3B
Barajas C
Miles 2B
Bills P

Dusty Baker said...

Obligatory slobbering over Matt Kemp? I thought he broke up with Rihanna.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, did an actual Son post an actual lineup? Whooooaa...this is all happening so fast!.....

Dusty Baker said...

Ps - Much love, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Hey DB, I did yesterday's as well! THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END

It's kind of funny, back when we started this blog we used to post lineups in the actual GT post. No longer! You guys are better and faster and more resourceful than us!

Steve Sax said...

Good luck getting today's Dodgers badges:

Urine double
Thames HR
Loney triple

ha!

Steve Sax said...

Ramona Shelburne's article: Dodgers, Giants find solace in booze?

That's funny, we SoSG readers find a lot of solace in alcohol, too!

Steve Sax said...

Rox Mets postponed

Steve Sax said...

(same for BAL @ YankMes and MIL @ PIT)

Mr. Customer said...

Ohhhhh, Boos! I read it as boobs. honest mistake!

Dusty Baker said...

I am, as I type, finding solace in booze. Also: inspiration and contentment.

Beer status:Dos Equis on draught.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Or, we're more slack than you guys are.

I remember way back when Sons used to do the lineup as part of the actual post and/or at the top of the GT. Those were the days when the Sons we're but Wee Lads of Steve Garvey.

Dusty Baker said...

Beer status: four in an hour.

#FuckJuryDuty

With the fourth, according to the CDC I'm binge drinking, fucking pansy government studies.

Steve Sax said...

@DB: and, we could afford a couple of interns on staff.

Ah, the dotcom bubble (2.0) halcyon days of yore

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: i hope you're not drinking, texting, and driving all at the same time

Neeebs said...

Yeah Dusty. Select only two activities at once. Your choice.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Theoretically speaking, as long as you were equal parts drunk and distracted, they would cancel out.

Swerve 1 lane to the left in a stupor, and 1 lane to the right texting = Perfect Driver!

Mr. Customer said...

^Do NOT try this at home, kids.

Mr. Customer said...

oh-beer-thirty, kids. See you on the fun side of the commute.

Dusty Baker said...

I am NOT driving. At my local cantina. Car in the car park.

MR.F said...

I have Jayson Werth in 2 leagues. I started him in one league. Why didn't I start him in both leagues? What was I thinking?

Steve Sax said...

I have Captain Nemo in 20,000 leagues.

MR.F said...

Oh do they get more fantasy points if they're captain of a team? Maybe I should have drafted Captain Jeter after all.

Steve Sax said...

I have no new badges from today, however.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just so embarrassed...WTF is this whole badge thing? I feel like I need to mock it because I don't know about it/fear the unknown.

(sits by self at lunch and sulks)

MR.F said...

It's okay DB. I don't know what it is either.

Neeebs said...

They use to call me Capt Nemo. Never understood why, though. Hmmmmmmmm

Steve Sax said...

I'm going to have to do a story about, but for now Dusty and Neeebs, go to mlb.com GameDay and click on any of the games, then go to the "badges" thing at the bottom. Weird, but strangely fun.

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Did you ever figure out why we were getting stiffed on some badges? I figured it was because you have to have Gameday open (not minimized or in another tab) when the event happens.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr F

I know you would be sitting at my same nerd table, plotting revenge against the jocks.

Steve Sax said...

Whoo hoo! I just found the origin comment of the "Scooby Doo Threads". The SoSG Glossary post is updated here.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 6:36p: not sure. Right now I have 11 windows open and my computer is slow as molasses but I'm determined to get a badge

Dusty Baker said...

I don't need no stinkin badges!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

@Josh I figured that out the hard way :( I want badges!

MR.F said...

Wotcher Karina!

Paul said...

Given the Dodgers some Lucky Oates Love.

Paul said...

I had my father/son bonding night. Now praying he will sleep soundly. For his case of course not mine.

Paul said...

Epale!!!!

Oates says hello as well.

Dusty Baker said...

@Saxy

I respect the fact that you continued to spelunk for the Scooby Doo origins. A bit like finding a coelacanth, isn't it?

karen said...

Hi Everyone! Epale Karina!

I just heard that Raffy broke his thumb and will be out 6-8 weeks :(

Steve Sax said...

WSJ Accuscore gives us a 29% chance of winning today

Paul said...

Never tell me the odds.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm back in time for Vin! Epale, y'all!

Paul said...

So I walked outside and something is burning in the distance cause I can smell the smoke and now I am craving some Laphroaig.

Maybe later.

karen said...

Epale Paul & Mr.C!

Mr. Customer said...

I have yet to collect badges. I still don't have wifi up in my new place, so I'm just rolling with 3G. At Bat sadly offers no badges.

MR.F said...

Wotchale, Karen!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 6:44p: Nah, I found it more like locating a Sarcopterygii, in general.

Mr. Customer said...

Isn't there always something burning in the distance up there, Paul?

Steve Sax said...

Well, I'm leaving work with 10 badges in my case. Let's see if any sneak in overnight.

See you on the other side!

Paul said...

Maybe that is why I am always craving Laphroaig....

Dusty Baker said...

It doesn't take much to push me in the Laphroaig direction.

Paul said...

Only 10 pieces of flair Sax?

Paul said...

Watching the game on the Giants station these days is really painful.

Steve Sax said...

Shades of Raffy: Josh Hamilton breaks arm, out 6-8 weeks

Steve Sax said...

@Paul 6:56p--mmmmmm, yeah.

Paul said...

Wait that Bud Light Bottle that you can write on isn't a joke?

NicJ said...

Jerry Sands with yet another HR for the 'topes.

Paul said...

If Texas has five more injuries to their lineup their homerun output will be Dodger like.

Steve Sax said...

BoSox lose 3-2, fall to an unbelievable 2-9. Wow.

Paul said...

I think Sands hit his homerun against Dustin Diamond.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, now I'm REALLY going to the other side.

Paul said...

Is that why Tom Brady was crying on my TV?

Spank said...

I feel like snorting steroids.

karen said...

I don't think that Timmeh's delivery is the only reason they call him The Freak.

Spank said...

HHEEEELLLLLLLOOOOOOO!

NicJ said...

At least he made him throw some pitches.

karen said...

Hey Spanky!!

Spank said...

Hey karen!

Paul said...

The high heat is getting the best of them so far. Still early.

Fred's Brim said...

Stupid MLB Network. They are showing the Dodger game but started it two outs into it. Was it because the game before it ended late? Not really because they spent 10 minutes letting Dan Plesac talk to that other clown

And they are showing it with the Giants broadcasters. Time to fire up MLB.TV to get me some Vin

Fred's Brim said...

and epale, everyone!

Spank said...

At least they made Timmeh throw 18 pitches

(cries)

Paul said...

I am sure we are all confident the Bills will have a quick 123 side as well.

Mr. Customer said...

Anyone else thing that Sands is gonna be playing in LA by August? The LF situation isn't as much of a black hole as I feared, but if he keeps hitting like this...

Dusty Baker said...

Sands may be here by mid-May.

NicJ said...

Its still really early but it seems like he is going to force his way onto the roster.

karen said...

Epale, FB!

Paul said...

Kershaw has 1.07 era against the Giants in seven starts!

Can we give him the bank already?

Fred's Brim said...

woop! nice inning

Paul said...

Nice start Chadley!

Spank said...

yay

Paul said...

Another walk for Kemp!!

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit - how did I miss coelacanths and Scooby Doo: Origins?

karen said...

Now run your cute little ass off, Matty!

Spank said...

Good eye Matty,I think

#gameday

Spank said...

control yourself karen

Paul said...

Timmah looking wild. We need to take advantage of this.

Paul said...

Or swing at ball 3.

Fred's Brim said...

at least he made contact

Paul said...

Or swing at ball 4.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Juanny!
I want to cheer for you

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Because you got Scooby Doo'd, of course. That's the whole meaning. Wild, isn't it?

Not a LoneyFan said...

fuck you loney

Fred's Brim said...

had to end some time

Mr. Customer said...

Well, shit. It couldn't last forever.

karen said...

I still love you, Matty

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

NicJ said...

Alrightt now it's maybe time to reel kemp in a bit.

Paul said...

Not sure about that Matty. Looked like he tagged the helmet off his body.

Orel said...

Uribe will single now.

NicJ said...

I don't really see the benefit of stealing third there.

Not a LoneyFan said...

Way to go Lopes!

Fred's Brim said...

i guess i'll have to wait

Fred's Brim said...

those palm trees out past that giant glove seem misplaced

NicJ said...

Had a chance to do some damage pitch count wise in that inning.

Not a LoneyFan said...

fuck you urine

Paul said...

Getting to third base with one out is not a good risk when Turd Biscuit is up.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic I bet they were expecting Urine to hit a soft grounder that could score Matt

Fred's Brim said...

The Giants broadcast is talking about the Sharks-Kings playoff schedule. Do Sharks fans chant Beat LA and suck like Giants fans?

NicJ said...

I think that is sadly overestimating uribes abilities at the moment.

MR.F said...

@FB,
Sadly, yes.

NicJ said...

@FB, yes they most certainly do.

Mr. Customer said...

@FB The origins of Scooby-Doo threads are now documented in the glossary.

The origins of the coelacanth are in the Cretaceous period.

Fred's Brim said...

scumbags with terrible team colors

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

sitdown fucker

Fred's Brim said...

I have total respect for a species that was still on earth the last time the Cubs won the world series

Paul said...

Timmah falling behind another batter.

karen said...

I'll bet Timmeh got beat up alot in school.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

3-1 count and you swing! Fucking Idiot.

Fred's Brim said...

keep foulin them off, Chadley

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

My buddy is having a bonfire at Shaver tonight. Smell/see it yet?

MLASF sighting.

Fred's Brim said...

good ab

Paul said...

Bills made him throw five pitches. I'll take it.

karina said...

I'm getting the game on tv! #winning

but I got the Giants broadcast #fail

Fred's Brim said...

drink of choice tonight: Mountain Dew. Gonna need some wakeup to make through another late game

Paul said...

MLASF is in Shaver with your brother?

Fred's Brim said...

@karina me too :(
I have Vin on MLB.tv but I cant get the broadcasts to sync

Neeebs said...

Do we really have Uribe for 3 YEARS????? What genius did that contract?

Dusty Baker said...

I know I'm breaking blogger comment etiquette, but this original Scooby Doo reference thread bears repeating:

NicJ said...
is this where we are all hanging out? this feels like a chase scene in the old scooby doo cartoon. everyone just going through random doors with no definite direction.
5/03/2010 8:25 PM

Josh S. said...
I understand your confusion Nic. It is your first day here, after all.
5/03/2010 8:27 PM

Paul said...
I would have got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids.

Dusty Baker said...
"this feels like a chase scene in the old scooby doo cartoon. everyone just going through random doors with no definite direction."

-Nic

Holy spit that's funny. I only just got here after working on the puzzle and taking time out to get some sustenance in my stomach for the first time all day.

Now I'll go comment about something very similar in another thread
5/03/2010 8:58 PM

Steve Sax said...
NicJ, I just lost my glasses again.
5/03/2010 9:01 PM

NicJ said...
Jinkies!
5/03/2010 9:03 PM

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
Zoinks!

Anywho (no pun intended), the Green callup is probably because of Torre's preference to veterans and Hu's atrocious bat.
5/03/2010 9:06 PM

NicJ said...
The other example i was going to use was Threes Company. Which oddly enough starred Don Knotts also
5/03/2010 9:06 PM

Paul said...
Speaking of Scooby, Jeff Weaver starts rehab tomorrow oh no no no.
5/03/2010 9:09 PM

Josh S. said...
Best off day ever?
5/03/2010 9:11 PM

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
Let's hope Weaver doesn't fill up on Scooby Snacks.
5/03/2010 9:12 PM

NicJ said...
since we are on a Scooby Doo tangent, did anyone else find it weird that Shaggy was a vegetarian but was always shown eating some sort of chicken leg or slice of pepperoni pizza?
5/03/2010 9:15 PM

Paul said...
All bets are off when you get the munchies....so I have been told.
5/03/2010 9:16 PM

Dusty Baker said...
Looks like we've got another mystery on our hands.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Goddamn. Karina gets a telecast and I can't even get the game on fucking am.

Neeebs said...

@Paul: That would be scary on so many levels.

Paul said...

Okay let's wake up the devil.

Fred's Brim said...

@spank do you not have MLB Network?

Paul said...

Is your brother flamin menudo?

Fred's Brim said...

haha nice!!!

NicJ said...

UJTD!!

Mr. Customer said...

W00t!

Paul said...

The devil works in mysterious ways!!!

Fred's Brim said...

not sure he tagged him, but i'll take it

Josh S. said...

Does that count as devil-jumping?

Neeebs said...

Anyone else notice that Barajas likes throwing into the runner?

karen said...

Strike 'em out, throw 'em out!!

Fred's Brim said...

finish this Chad

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

(cries)

NicJ said...

I think they could have thrown that around the horn and still got Tejada out at second.

Paul said...

I can't tell where Timmah's helmet ends and his hair begins. It is giving me a spaceballs flashback.

Fred's Brim said...

nicely, Chadley

NicJ said...

@neeebs - that quite a departure from Russell Martin who liked to throw the ball into center field.

Neeebs said...

Looks like Timmy actually did wash his hair.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Need runs...soon

Paul said...

Martin's arm was too relaxed here.

Neeebs said...

NicJ, I was just thinking the same thing.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Martin was just saving his arm for the yanks

Paul said...

Those palm trees are freezing

karina said...

very pleased of the baseball that the Dodgers showed past inning.

For those watching the Giants broadcast, is it me or Timmeh looks like a tomboyish girl on the cover of his biography?

Paul said...

Who do they keep showing in the crowd?

Neeebs said...

I'm lovin my Wide Eyed Boy

Paul said...

Timmah falls behind again.

Mr. Customer said...

Bison Time!

Paul said...

Dre is not biting this time. Then a clean hit!

karina said...

@Paul not only that, but praising the guy "moves" on the girl is LAME, it's a game going on,probably there are many guys doing the same there!

Neeebs said...

Do I smell a rally???

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Here we go peeps.Lucky Oates time!

Neeebs said...

Why is it that I rarely see many of the puzzlers around here?????

Paul said...

Kemp had to swing sometime. But getting ahead now.

Orel said...

Bison!

Mr. Customer said...

Officially man-crushing now.

Neeebs said...

Way to go Matty!!!!!!!!!!

karen said...

We score! Yay Matty!!

Paul said...

Wow Dre and Bison are looking good.

NicJ said...

Huff should have dove for it.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

KEMP! You Beautiful Bastard!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

Say what now?

Dusty Baker said...

Good point, Neeebs, re puzzlers.

Orel said...

Flubber1

Neeebs said...

I'll take it.

Paul said...

Then there is James. Down 0-2.

Swings at a ball. But the Giants fuck it up. Ha ha.

karen said...

I love the gnat defense!

Dusty Baker said...

(takes it)

Mr. Customer said...

An embarrassment of riches!

NicJ said...

URINE!!

Paul said...

Uuuuuuuuribe!!!

karina said...

URINE RBI DOUBLE!

Neeebs said...

MC, you're not a puzzler. I got you all figured out.

We make Rally!!!!!

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

URINE?

karen said...

Siddown Righetti, let the freak pitch!

Paul said...

Timmah up to 71.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I just got a Urine double badge. I don't think I even deserve it.

karina said...

I didn't get my Uribe badge :(

Neeebs said...

If RB homers here, I'll dance a jig

NicJ said...

Fuck loney is slow.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Did Loney try to score on a grounder to third? He is as dumb as he looks.

Neeebs said...

Aaron Miles looks like the trumpet player from the Flaming Menudos.

NicJ said...

Why is Miles taking 3-1? He has the pitcher up after him.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll take that!

Paul said...

Nice inning!!!

However I wanted to put another sitting gentleman on the board.

Not a Urine or BaLoney fan said...

Wasted mega opportunity to score more runs

karina said...

200!

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