Monday, April 18, 2011

Game 17 Thread: April 18 vs. Braves, 7p

Spit take!

Ted Lilly (0-2, 6.00) vs. Tim Hudson (2-1, 3.48).

The Braves and Dodgers, both owners of 7-9 records, meet with a little bit of momentum on each side. The Braves just took two of three from one of the few teams that makes the Dodgers look good, the Mets. The Dodgers, although losing three of four to the Cardinals, are riding high on yesterday's combined heroics of Chad Billingsley and Matt Kemp.

The Braves have a heroic duo of their own, their ace Hudson and the young phenom Jason Hayward, who leads the team with four homers. Meanwhile, Lilly has yet to make it past the sixth inning this season, so it's good Bills gave the middle relievers a rest yesterday. (Jonathan Broxton is another, hair-tearing concern.)

Oh, and it's time for some irrational hope. From @Dodgers:

Today the #Dodgers called up Jerry Sands and designated Xavier Paul for assignment

photo by Harry How/Getty Images

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Neeebs said...

Like Sands through the hourglass, these are the Days of our Lives.

Paul said...

They called up Irrational Hope as well!!!

The future looks bright!

Neeebs said...

Miles
Blake
Ethier
Kemp
Uribe
Loney
Sands
Barajas
Lilly

Neeebs said...

Did I really post a lineup?

Paul said...

This means certain dooom.

Neeebs said...

Doom and GLOOM.

Oh wait, that was the Pre-Sands Dodgers.

Hope and Dope.

Spank said...

I just had a crazy thought. Let's win tonight.

Josh S. said...

Sands can play first, too, right?

Just making conversation.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SANDS IS THE FUTURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION

NicJ said...

Yes he most certainly can. Him replacing Loney would actually be a better lineup than him playing left.

But...


I'LL TAKE IT!!!

(plays enter sandman)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE'RE OFF TO NEVER NEVER LAND

Paul said...

I heard Sands can fly!!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Ladies and gentlemen,

Jerry Sands!

HOPE OF THE FUTURE

Sorry X, good luck.

Josh S. said...

I just want to tell you, Jerry, good luck. We're all counting on you.

Neeebs said...

Help us Jerry Wan KeSandsbi, you're our only hope.

Spank said...

I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid.

Neeebs said...

*pours some Everclear into Spanky's Kool-Aid*

Drink up Spanky. We have nothing else to look forward to. Sooner or later the opposition will never give M & A a decent ball to hit.

Spank said...

Don't worry,I won't rain on the parade. I still got Urine and Loney to bag on.

MR.F said...

Our team is so bad that this addition, even if helpful, is little more than a Sand-Aid solution.

Get it?! Sand-Aid, Band-Aid! Oh I crack myself up!!!!

Central Valley Fan said...

House built on sand....



damn thats all I got~

karina said...

what's wrong with irrational hope?

karina said...

Epale everyone!

MR.F said...

Wotchale, Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm lost. What is this "wotchale" expression?

MR.F said...

I want to be cool like Karina and have my own "hello there" expression, so I started saying "Wotcher, everybody!" as my default greeting. Somebody (Josh S.?) fused "Wotcher" with "Epale" to create "Wotchale".

Paul said...

See! I told you the Rockies had played crappy teams! Giants are kicking their ass!

*cries*

Paul said...

How could that Giants outfield in Coors field not give up a run yet.

Dusty Baker said...

Wassail!

Dusty Baker said...

Castles made of Sand melt into the sea eventually.

Dusty Baker said...

No pressure, Sands, by the way.


(lies)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now what does "wotcher" mean?

karen said...

Hello Everyone!!

I'm so excited to see Sands in the starting line-up!!

Orel said...

@Karina "what's wrong with irrational hope?"

Absolutely nothing!

Spank said...

Ola,todos!

NicJ said...

I thought everyone was excited about Miles leading off.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

NicJ said...

In the Sandbox, Vin!

Dusty Baker said...

You aren't going to make us say nice things about Prado are you, Karina?

Spank said...

Fuck Prado!

*hides from karina*

Dusty Baker said...

My god,there is NO ONE there tonight. To be fair, it is really dreary and cool tonight, and the beginning of a religious holiday, and a Monday night.

And we suck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll be there Wednesday, so I will likely have many seats to myself. Hopefully Derek Lowe can hear me heckle him.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm heading over to the Yard on Wednesday, too, I believe.

Dusty Baker said...

That was a strike!

NicJ said...

never seen a guy run to first base three feet in on the grass before.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Spank said...

I hate fucking people who go all in on the deal.

killKillKILL

Spank said...

Oh yeah.

LILLY!

NicJ said...

MILES IS THE FUTURE LEAD OFF HITTER OF THE ORGANIZATION!!

Mr. Customer said...

Hey there kiddies!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Like Aaron Miles is really going to run.

karen said...

Table set for Dre and Matty

Mr. Customer said...

Matt Kemp can't be contained.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RUNZ

NicJ said...

when the hell is Uribe going to pop one?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

STOP SWINGING AT THE FIRST FUCKING PITCH

Spank said...

Kemp!

Miles!

I know I'm late.relax.

Orel said...

Nice recovery, Vin.

NicJ said...

Vin got the batting order wrong.

No wait, Mattingly did.

Spank said...

loney loney loney

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least he advanced the runners. That's... something.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's Loney, so it doesn't really matter.

Mr. Customer said...

James Loney!?!?

NicJ said...

Hudson was scared of Sands on deck there.

Spank said...

(cries)

Josh S. said...

Loney has had enough if your Sands talk.

Orel said...

IT'S SANDS TIME

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey look, it did matter!

karina said...

@Orel thanks for the support

King James goodness!

Josh S. said...

^ of

NicJ said...

Looks nervous.

Orel said...

FUTURE

Josh S. said...

I BELIEVE!!!!

NicJ said...

OF FUCK YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Well, shit. Lookit that!

karen said...

Welcome to the show Jerry!!

NicJ said...

(Weeps)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SANDS OF TIME!!!

Spank said...

*drinks kool-aid*

Josh S. said...

Sloney deprived him of the RBI.

(I'm kidding.)

Steve Dittmore said...

I'm calling it right now.

Jerry Sands can solve the nation's debt crisis. #sandsmania

Spank said...

End it now Barajas!

Josh S. said...

I'm listing on the radio, and Vin made it sound like a home run for a sec.

Spank said...

Drop a bunt,Lilly. Fuck it.

karina said...

rancho ardiendo!

Spank said...

Aw shit.forgot about house.

Josh S. said...

Just let him walk you, Lillypad.

karina said...

that was really satisfactory

Dusty Baker said...

Had to walk the dog but wanted to get in:

SANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hell fuck yeah.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina never said I couldn't hate on Prado, so it is ON.

Dusty Baker said...

90

karina said...

Sorry, Dusty but I forgot. You can hate it how much you want, but he's good at baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, K.

It's not about baseball it's about hateHateHATE!!!

NicJ said...

Well prado was an allstar last year.

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

I always forget Alex Gonzales is still playing.

karen said...

Don't give any runs back, Teddy.

Dusty Baker said...

Ask and you shall receive, Karen!

Paul said...

We scored 3 runs? In one inning!

Sands kinda looks like Kent sans mustache.

Dusty Baker said...

He does...like a nice young Jeff Kent. I know it's hard to imagine that, but try.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus christ, it's Nate friggin McLout. Get him out.

Spank said...

100

Dusty Baker said...

Teddy has thrown almost 40 pitches now. Hudson has thrown a lot, too. Some ugly bullpen ahead soon.

Paul said...

Bumpin Ugly Bullpens.

Paul said...

Even Casey's beard looks less powerful. He is over trimming.

karina said...

how about a HR, Dre?

NicJ said...

Looks like hudson has figured something out.

Like the fact that we cant hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't disrespect the beard, Paul. It works in mysterious ways.

karina said...

@Dusty if the Atlanta bullpen comes early, those are sort of bad news, it's very good.

Spank said...

108

Paul said...

Ted needs a quick inning.

Paul said...

I love the beard. Casey needs to go Afro pic it out or something.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey Spank, what is the thinking behind the 108 claim? Because I hold it in particular disrespect, because it's 45's evil twin, 54, times two. Why did you choose it, out of curiosity?

Dusty Baker said...

Cracking me up think about Casey using an afro pick.

ps- FUCK you Prado. You rhyme with Playdough.

karen said...

How old is Chipper now? It seems like he's been playing forever.

Spank said...

@ Dusty

1+0+8=9


Has no significance to me whatsoever.

Spank said...

Nice inning,Lilly.

Spank said...

No disrespect intended,holmes.

NicJ said...

Here we go again.

Orel said...

Waddle, Uribe, waddle!

karen said...

Nice hitting FJL!

NicJ said...

Already with the Jerry chants.

karina said...

well done, King James!

Spank said...

I see the Kent resemblance. I hope he's not an asshole.

NicJ said...

RBI!!

Orel said...

SANDS RBI!

karen said...

JER-RY, JER-RY!!

Josh S. said...

What is this feeling? Pride?

Spank said...

damm

karina said...

@Spank are you into numerology?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I feel the need to change my avatar already.

Josh S. said...

I think Sands looks kinda like Bills' kid brother.

karina said...

wow, if we have Kemp and Ethier hitting the way they've been hitting and Loney and Sands hitting like tonight, we might have something nice going on.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This kid needs an intimidating nickname like what Hershiser had.

NicJ said...

Sandycakes?

Spank said...

@ karina

no,I was just messing about.

NicJ said...

WOW!!

Is he spiderman!?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

135

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

Josh S. said...

Holy shit this kid.

Dusty Baker said...

JERRY SANDS IS THE NOW OF THIS ORGANIZATION!

NicJ said...

it doesnt look like Lilly is long for this game.

Dusty Baker said...

If anyone changes their avatar to Sands, he will be jinxed and YOU will be responsible.

Don't do it.

(watching you)

Dusty Baker said...

ElyMania seems so long ago.

karina said...

what was special about that Sands' catch?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I changed my avatar to Sands.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

He didn't drop it.

#Thames

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, MLASC.

ps- Fuck you SoSG Lasorda

Josh S. said...

@Dusty: Yes. Clearly you are watching.

(I did it before he did anything, though.)

Paul said...

Everything Sands does is special.

karen said...

@Karina 8:19--Plus Uribe has to start hitting sooner or later. Right? :/

Spank said...

shit,lilly.throw a strike they can't hit

Dusty Baker said...

JLo!!!!!

Spank said...

lucky

NicJ said...

i think Josh is safe.

The Giants world series is already on his shoulders.

Spank said...

Lilly,that is

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

I couldn't tell who that was since the players was wearing #66 and I knew Sands is wearing #47.

NicJ said...

So kershaw gets the start in the throwback uniforms.

Paul said...

Afro Pic out the beard Casey!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Beard 0-12 against Hudson. When does the Law of Averages kick in?

Oh, right,the Law of Shitty Average.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

They showed a closeup of Groomed Mode and you are dead right - he is getting all metrosexual with the beard trimming. He needs to man up.

NicJ said...

At least Casey is making him waste some pitches.

karina said...

@Karen 8:28 PM of course sista!

Dusty Baker said...

Siddown, Playdo!

Dusty Baker said...

Here's some numerology for you: 1-2-3 inning

Paul said...

Ted has settled down a bit.

Paul said...

Settled down a little bit more.

Fernie V said...

Hey Little Jerry Sands, made it to the show.

Fernie V said...

Charlie Steiner sounds annoyed that the crowd went a little nuts for Sands.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney rounding into his natural form.

NicJ said...

what a fucking asshole!

Josh S. said...

Oh FUCK YOU.

Fernie V said...

did he just throw at his face

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KILL HIM WITH YOUR HEAT VISION, SANDS

Paul said...

You fuckin throw at Sands!!! You will never pitch in this town again Hudson!!

Spank said...

up and in

i wish the dodgers pitched like that

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YOU Hudson. Hope your left nut falls off.

Fernie V said...

Holy Shit, they fear the SANDS!

Paul said...

Vinny talking Rams!!!


*cries*

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

NicJ said...

damn!

Josh S. said...

He-Man just turned back into Princ Adam.

MR.F said...

Sorry to leave your last question hanging, MR. LASC.

It's British slang, or something. I heard it from Harry Potter. It's basically short for: "Wotcher up to?"

NicJ said...

Kemp protecting his team, i like.

Fernie V said...

Put the SuperDave, back you jinx it.

Dusty Baker said...

Way to have the rookie's back, Kemp! Love it.

Dusty Baker said...

@NicJ

DAMMIT!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Those Brits are a strange bunch.

MR.F said...

Aww.

Josh S. said...

Kemp: "Hey, don't you do that shit here, boy."

I think that's what he said, anyway.

Paul said...

Afro pic the beard Casey!!

MR.F said...

Just when you thought Kemp couldn't get any sexier...

Dusty Baker said...

I hope someone t-bones Hudson in West Hollywood tonight. Fuck him.

Fernie V said...

Mr F, the F was that comment about. I think he looks stoned.

Dusty Baker said...

Diane thought Kemp said "Hey, don't do that shit to him."

Something like that.

NicJ said...

@DB, nah i think Zito is in Colorado right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Freddie Freeman: STOOPID name

Dusty Baker said...

I want my Jerry Sands badge.

NicJ said...

Freddie Freeman sounds like the opening act to Billy Ocean.

Paul said...

Freddie Fail.

MR.F said...

@Fernie V:

About having Sands' back!

At least, I think that's hot.

NicJ said...

should lilly throw at someone or should we bring out Kenley to do it?

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