Friday, April 15, 2011

Game 14 Thread: April 15 vs. Cards, 7p

Jon Garland (-, -.--) vs. Kyle Lohse (1-1, 3.00).

Ah, that familiar deflated feeling. The Dodgers must be under .500 again! Who had 13 games in the pool?

Garland, hopefully recovered from the strained oblique he suffered during spring training, is making is season debut. He threw a rehab start in Rancho Cucamonga (or Cucomango, as I've heard it called), using 81 pitches in 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. Not exactly inspiring, especially at the Single-A level.

Despite hitting the ball pretty hard last night, Jamie Hoffman went 0 for 3 and was sent down to Albuquerque after the game. So you can say goodbye to the deadly 7-8 punch of Hoffman-Ellis.

There's not a lot of recent history between the Dodgers and Lohse — he only threw three games against them in 2009 and 2010, and missed them altogether last year. In other words, conditions are ripe for anything to happen. Will the Dodgers break their three-game losing streak? I'm hopeful...but not holding my breath.

112 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn LF -#42
Blake 3B -#42
Ethier RF-#42
Kemp CF-#42
Loney 1B-#42
Uribe 2B-#42
Barajas C-#42
Carroll SS-#42
Garland P-#42

MR.F said...

At least it's Friday!!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Johnny, we need a good one from you tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Where is everyone?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Partying.



Partying.


Yeah.

MR.F said...

I'm here. I'm anti-party.

Dusty Baker said...

No, Sax is the anti-party.

#HalfPriceBeer

NicJ said...

Dodger stadium security must have kicked all of the riff raff out of the blog.


I snuck in.

Josh S. said...

Sorry. Couldn't decide which seat to take.

NicJ said...

I should probably slip into something more appropriate.

The Brim wasn't really bringing the wins anyways.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I'm on my way to dinner with friends but I'll try to get back before the game ends. I'm sure it'll be a win, go Dodgers!

(just trying to spread some optimism)

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SC 5:46: fun fun fun fun

We we so excited!

Full price beer! In fact they should make it $42 a beer!

karen said...

Hello, Everyone!!

Dusty Baker said...

Checking in from my local MEX cantina. Crowded bar tonight but they put Dodgers game on as soon as they saw us walk in. Sporting my #42 tee tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

*withdraws from Roth IRA even at penalty in order to foot beer bill at Dodger Stadium, thanks to Sax*

Dusty Baker said...

I know I say this every year but damn it's great to see everyone wearing their pants the right way, if only for a day. Stylin', kid Gwynn!

Josh S. said...

BERKING LANCE FUCKMAN

Paul said...

Trying to stay positive so I will just say we suck.

Paul said...

Bullshit ump!!

Dusty Baker said...

Was that really a balk? I didn't see a balk. But I can't hear the sound so maybe I missed the explanation.

karen said...

He waited until he was with the Dodgers to commit his first balk.

Good going, Jon.

Steve Dittmore said...

There may not be a worse announce team then tonight's Cardinal pairing = Rick Horton AND Al Hrabosky. Except Buck and McCarver.

Steve Sax said...

McCourt wanted to charge $42 for parking

Paul said...

Stadium looks pretty empty.

karen said...

Freaking Theriot couldn't hit the side of a barn when he was with us.

Nice he got thrown out at second, though.

Paul said...

Warning track power.

Dusty Baker said...

In Rod We Trust!

Pre-emptive strike...

Paul said...

Vinny said "Berkman owns the world"

Translation: "Berkman has the world by the balls"

Steve Dittmore said...

Seems unlikely we'll get to "200" in the thread tonight.

Josh S. said...

Dinner status: Filet-o-fishes and beer, bishes.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, you're not better yet, Jon.

karen said...

How far does Donnie think we can get down and still have a comeback in us??

NicJ said...

Jerry Sands hit another HR tonight.

karen said...

There goes your NO NO, lohse!!

Next the shutout!

Josh S. said...

Wait, are we alive?

Steve Dittmore said...

On the bright side, we could be the local AA team, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, who are losing 26-5 to San Antonio in the 8th inning.

Josh S. said...

Keep workin' on Joe Block, Nic. You'll get Sands called up sooner or later.

Paul said...

FJL?

Paul said...

Turd Biscuit.

Josh S. said...

Why does shit always have to get confusing with us?

Josh S. said...

Give us a crooked number, Rowdy Roddy!

Paul said...

42

Paul said...

Jackie gets the RBI on that one.

Josh S. said...

I'll take it, but we REALLY need to stop relying on the other team to score our runs.

NicJ said...

I don't know why Joe Block is so quick to temper enthusiasm about Sands.

#dreamkiller

Josh S. said...

It's a start, I guess.

Paul said...

Well Kemp looks awesome. Can we sign him?

*cries*

NicJ said...

Very fitting score, 4-2

Josh S. said...

Very sad score, 6-2.

Paul said...

We have gimpy player up. Brings back memories.

Paul said...

Another infiled popup.

Paul said...

Crappy call.

NicJ said...

Bad call.

NicJ said...

Casey must have hurt his back arguing.

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit!

Steve Sax said...

I'm at a formal dinner right now. The Dodgers have me depressed

karen said...

Hello, MrF! You haven't missed a whole helluva lot.

MR.F said...

Just the usual Dodgers sucking?

NicJ said...

This umpire fucking sucks.

NicJ said...

I love that Vin doesn't question the umpire.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

What is your beer pairing with that Filet-o-fish?

Paul said...

@Nic

Yeah I am surprised Vinny even acknowledges the strike zone graphic.

Paul said...

Why does Barajas always looked confused?

MR.F said...

Cure for Pujols' early season struggles: Dodgers pitching.

NicJ said...

well at least the umpire is consistent.

NicJ said...

we should have the dodgers pitch to Loney and Uribe.

Paul said...

Tonight I'll dream of a Jackie Robinson night where 50k plus are in attendance to cheer on a organization/owner worthy of the Dodger name and the city of Los Angeles.

Later all.

PS

This ump blows.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

MR.F said...

Double play!

Fred's Brim said...

just tuning in now. Is this as bad as it looks?

MR.F said...

Yes.

Josh S. said...

@DB: Firestone DBA.

Sorry, I was asleep.

Fred's Brim said...

We are catching the Cards at their absolute best in terms of hitting. They've been ringing up double dgit hits for a week now and are scoring runs like a softball team. This won't last for them because there are too many scrubs on that team (I am looking at you, Theriot). I just hope it doesn't bury our confidence

MR.F said...

Nice optimism, FB!

MR.F said...

Matt Kemp, torrid hitter.

Fred's Brim said...

I love Matty. I hope he doesn't just give up with everyone else sucking

MR.F said...

James Loney, bad at baseball.

Fred's Brim said...

Thank, Mr. F! It's my new way of being.

Loney hit that fairly well

MR.F said...

Yeah, that is true.

Josh S. said...

I'm with Fred. When do we play a shitty slumping team?


I mean, other than us.

Fred's Brim said...

Heading out on vacation tomorrow, going to Florida. If you have MLB.tv, check for me Wednesday night sitting 8 rows back of the plate at the Marlins-Pirates game. I'll be the one with the Dodger hat.

Fred's Brim said...

even Vin has given up

MR.F said...

Ugh, Holliday.

We'll always have the balls to the nuts incident.

NicJ said...

Dodgers pitchers don't seem to be getting that outside corner.

Josh S. said...

@FB: Why would I need MLB.TV? I'm sure Marlins/Pirates will be broadcast nationally.

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton's gonna win tomorrow. The Cards are swinging too well and are overconfident. Hitting against our scrubby bullpen guys, they don't need their good plate discipline and will think they just need to just wait for a meatball. Clayton won't give them any meatballs

Fred's Brim said...

good point, Josh - I will bring a Joe Buck Sucks sign

Fred's Brim said...

why am I hoping he hits a homer here?

Fred's Brim said...

if there are no crowds now, what's gonna happen when we are 12 back of the Rockies in June?

Fred's Brim said...

why would you take hitting advice from Steve Balboni?

Fred's Brim said...

Why are you calling down to the bullpen, Honeycutt. Let Cormier swing out there.

Josh S. said...

Holy shit our pen blows. Imagine if they had a lead to protect.

MR.F said...

=(

Fred's Brim said...

When'll be the next time we score double-digit runs?

NicJ said...

@Josh - A lead to protect? Let's not get crazy now.

NicJ said...

@FB, in a single game or cumulative for a series?

Josh S. said...

I can't think of a game this season that's been fun to watch. (Maybe the 6-1 win in Frisco.)

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

I would have guessed that you were having that beer!

Ps - (cries)

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - it seems Mattingly has his protect-a-lead guys (Guerier, Kuo, Broxton) and his mop up guys (Jansen, MacDougal, Cormier). Hawksworth seems to be in the middle.
I don't like having Jansen wasting away on meaningless innings but I could care less if he sent out Cormier and MacDougal every game

Dusty Baker said...

100

Steve Sax said...

Imprison Don Mattingly!

Dusty Baker said...

GODDAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - haha let's start with the series and work from there

Fred's Brim said...

sorry, DB

karen said...

Fuck Frank McCourt. Why doesn't he do the (gag) honorable thing and sell our team to someone who cares?

Fred's Brim said...

Work on taking good at bats, Juanny. Get the good feeling again

Fred's Brim said...

how did that feel, Juanny?

Dusty Baker said...

No, I meant GODDAMMIT! about just really sucking as a team, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

This team is going to make Vin retire

Orel said...

PGT up.

karen said...

This is the worst Dodger team in recent memory.

I really am hating McCourt more then usual.

(cries dramatically)