Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Game 18 Thread: April 19 vs. Braves, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.48) vs. Brandon "Palm" Beachy (0-1, 5.19).

Today's game definitely sounds like a travel postcard (and not just because ol' Sax here spent the last four days relaxing at a picturesque beach resort). Welcome to Los Angeles, home of hot (Jerry) Sands and (Brandon) Beachy environs! These two newbies should be the story tonight at the Ravine, what with Sands Storm Mania sweeping the dunes of Dodgertown, and Beachy having broken into the Braves' starting rotation just under a month ago.

And did we mention Beachy was born in Kokomo (Indiana), a similarly-named city to a dangerously catchy Beach Boys song from a thoroughly forgettable Tom Cruise movie? So I guess the question is, will the Dodgers repeat their offensive performance of last night: get there fast, and then they'll take it slow?

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Carroll SS
Blake 3B
Ethier LF
Kemp CF
Uribe 2B
Loney 1B
Sands LF
Ellis C
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

Come on pretty mama!

Dusty Baker said...

^ meaning Josh

Mr. Customer said...

Fun fact: My pops was also born in Kokomo, IN.

Dusty Baker said...

Fun fact II: Neeebs' mom has been to Kokomo on multiple occasions.

Paul said...

Fun Fact III: there is a small winery in Sonoma named Kokomo Winery because the owner is from Kokomo IN. Very good wines and generous pours when tasting.

Mr. Customer said...

I have also been to Kokomo on multiple occasions...

Coincidence?

Steve Sax said...

Mo Kokomo talk, please!

Steve Sax said...

Jose Bautista badge in the house, baby! (Toronto Blue Jays; HR)

Mr. Customer said...

Jose Bautista: Not from Kokomo.

Dusty Baker said...

Has any iPad owner/MLB At Bat user/badge collector noticed that the badge functionality isn't present on the iPad? I've only been able to use it online on my computer.

Or am I missing something?

I realize the way I asked my question narrows the possible audience down to about one person, maybe two.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs' mom: no beard

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chuck Berry: Parked way out on the Kokomo.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Wassail!

Mr. Customer said...

Dusty,

No badges on MLB At Bat, for sure. All those that I have so far have been on straight-up Gameday.

The iPad also doesn't have the multiple active window capability to handle industrial-scale badge hoarding.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina!

Dusty Baker said...

Thx Mr C. I'll stop my futile scrolling around, closing and re-opening, secret setting hunting, etc. on this issue. Won't stop whining about it though,

BTW, you people who have multiple tabs open to hoard badges are just dirty rotten cheaters. You're only cheating yourself!

(opens more tabs)

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Not even tabbed browsing can save you. They don't register unless it's in an open tab and not minimized.

*makes sure 15 tiny gameday windows are all open*

Mr. Customer said...

commute time!

Dusty Baker said...

No, I meant I was running up more bar tabs.

Steve Sax said...

Drinks on Dusty!

(Oh, and John Buck just popped up in my badge trophy case (FLA, double).)

Steve Sax said...

See you guys on the other side!

Steve Sax said...

FLEECE BLANKET NIGHT btw (Dusty, I expect that you're there already)

karina said...

my son just hit a double *sighs*

Central Valley Fan said...

Wife is a teacher on spring break so she is still down in LA, she just text me a pic of the blanket, I am so jealous!

karina said...

but then he made his best 2010 Matt Kemp baserunning blunder...

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

MR.F said...

Nice avatar, MRLASC.

Dusty Baker said...

Alas, I'm not attending tonight's game, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

Wotcherpale, Mr F!

Steve Sax said...

@CVF, can you email us the pic?

Paul said...

Tried to read the line up to my boy as a bedtime story but he just wanted to eat the paper and then soiled himself.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Everyone's a critic.

Josh S. said...

I'm concerned that Barajas' off-days keep falling on Kuroda's starts, considering how well they work together.

Erin said...

Have you guys seen this?

http://tinyurl.com/4l6725f

Yes, it's technically Rebecca Black, but I promise it's hilarious.

Mr. Customer said...

The streak lives.

MR.F said...

Oh Erin, you talk like Rebecca Black is a bad thing around here!

karen said...

Yay,Dre!!

Hi Everyone!

Steve Sax said...

Urine you suck

Dusty Baker said...

Piss on Urine.

Paul said...

I'm stuck watching the Braves feed.

Paul said...

He bats!! Shhhhhh. Don't look at him.

Steve Sax said...

James you're driving me nuts

Paul said...

Okay who looked at him!! It isn't your fault Jerry!

Paul said...

Why do I want some chicken now?

Loney Fan said...

Come on Sax! I like his swing-at-the-first-pitch-going-for-a-homerun-to-dig-yourself-out-of-a-slump-in-one-fell-swoop approach. That's what wins ball games!

Loney Fan said...

Kuroda saw four times as many pitches as Loney and hit the ball much better.

Paul said...

Don Sutton still sports the curl.

Steve Sax said...

At least we've got Beachy at 46 pitches through two innings

Dusty Baker said...

We'll have Beachy France capitulating soon enough.

Steve Sax said...

61 pitches through 3 innings for Beachy.

At least Andre's out makes it more likely that they will pitch to Kemp next inning.

Dusty Baker said...

For the record:

On the sofa now, VInny!

Josh S. said...

The dry-humping line forms to the left.

Paul said...

Uggla is wearing his little league jersey.

Dusty Baker said...

*steps to the left*

Fernie V said...

4th ining means no more vin to listen to on my gameday.

Josh S. said...

That's cool that he was also on the Braves in little league.

Paul said...

I think Uggla is gonna try to sell me a gym membership.

Dusty Baker said...

Badges update:

Barajas isn't playing
Thames isn't playing
Dre is not going to steal a base

Not much of a chance to pick anything up.

Paul said...

These southern commercials are always interesting. I don't know what a Brandsmart is but they sell a lot of junk.

Paul said...

This pitcher is kinda beachy.

Steve Sax said...

Shit, a ten-run HR would have been nice there from Kemp

Paul said...

Uribe really depresses me.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty is beachin that I forgot to clean out the cat litter box.

Paul said...

Wait Urine pisses me off. Loney depresses me.

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, what a shitty inning

Paul said...

My Sox/A's tickets for tomorrow were four bucks a pop. Which means more beer money!!

Dusty Baker said...

JERRY SANDS WILL BE OUR SAVIOR.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Don't tell Party Pooper Sax. He'll be on the horn with A's management in a jiffy, talking them into raising beer prices.

Hell, he probably made a long, passionate plea for it on his blog in the time I've been typing this.

Josh S. said...

Freddy Freeman was created by Stan Lee.

Paul said...

The A's even have a bar accessible to get this....everyone!

Of course the rest of the stadium is a concrete tomb for turds.

But they have a bar!! I'm sold.

Dusty Baker said...

You had me at bar, Paul.

You lost me at turd, though.

But then you reeled me back in at bar.

Josh S. said...

The shittiness continues into this inning.

Paul said...

Hiro is the man who will fight for our honor.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, way to go Dodgers!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Sax is ignoring my taunts. *broods*

karina said...

@Josh what are his superhero powers?

karen said...

Jer-ry, Jer-ry!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Jer-ry, Jer-ry!!!
Jer-ry, Jer-ry!!!

Steve Sax said...

The legend of Jerry Sands grows!

Paul said...

Which one of you broke Jerry!?!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Paul said...

Well that didn't work.

karina said...

I'm ready for Dusty's hate. Told you yesterday, Prado is good at baseball.

Paul said...

Ummm Sands is scaring me a bit.

MR.F said...

That was close.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, we really need to separate out an acknowledgment that he may be good at baseball from the fact that we hateHateHATE that fucking bastard.

MR.F said...

While I'm annoyed that someone hit a home run against Kuroda, I'm pleased that it's at least Prado, who I have on a fantasy team.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't make me come over there, Mr. F!

MR.F said...

Oh no, the wrath of Dusty!

Paul said...

Nice play fancy beard!

Paul said...

105 pitches and still going strong. That is one tough son of a Beachy.

Steve Sax said...

Carroll and Blake, combined 0-for-6

Combined with Urine and FJL, 0-for-10

Dusty Baker said...

Did we ever figure out whether we sucked or we blew?

Paul said...

Bring in Flat Breezy now please!!!!

MR.F said...

That HR, on the other hand, has absolutely no silver lining for anybody.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck

Dusty Baker said...

Me

MR.F said...

Kuroda should probably come out now...

Dusty Baker said...

If Kuroda comes out, we'll all support him. We don't care whether he's into men or wome....oh, wait. Not what you meant.

Spank said...

*dry humps patricito*

MR.F said...

But we don't care!

MR.F said...

Also, Erin Hawksworth's brother is pitching.

Spank said...

WE BLOW!

Mr. Customer said...

How 'bout an out, Hot Sister?

Dusty Baker said...

Hawksworth ain't shown me shit.

Spank said...

Throw a strike fucker

Dusty Baker said...

For everything you aren't with the bat, you are with the glove, FJL!

karina said...

the royal talent is there,definitely

MR.F said...

Who is playing GBA?

Dusty Baker said...

GBA on lame cool jazz sax


(cries)

MR.F said...

Lame cool jazz sax is better than the vast majority of GBA's, if you ask me.

Spank said...

Who's playing? J Marts dad

Dusty Baker said...

Did we knock this lil Beach out yet?

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr. F

Could I ask you to remove that extraneous apostrophe while I'm at it?

Spank said...

Goddamn. The first batter I see for the dodgers is fucking Urine.

MR.F said...

...At wha't?

Dusty Baker said...

At asking you if lame cool jazz sax is better than the vast majority of GBAs.

Josh S. said...

What are they blurring out in that Southwest ad? A cartoon bear penis?

Dusty Baker said...

I want to say "I'll take it" re: Urine's hit. But I almost won't even take it.

Dusty Baker said...

Did someone say cartoon bear porn?

Josh S. said...

Can't believe that Urine's average is going to go up because of dumb luck.

Josh S. said...

NOW IS THE TIME

Spank said...

Come on kid. Connect

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

NO PRESSURE

Josh S. said...

SOME OTHER TIME WILL BE THE TIME

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Um...

I'll take it?

Dusty Baker said...

I'll definitely take that Sandman RBI!

karina said...

Urine scored from second?

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASC

Is that a "DAMMIT!" for me, or were those two posts separate enough in tone and content?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

No, Urine was on third.

Josh S. said...

WE WANT SHERRILL

Dusty Baker said...

Put in Flat Breezy now!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Dusty - I'm not sure...

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

karina said...

whoa, this is the time!

@Dusty sorry, I read bad at Gameday.It would have surprised me a LOT

Spank said...

I still don't know what happened with Sands at bat.Fucking Gameday.

Dusty Baker said...

We need a ruling here, people. See above.

For the record, my most recent "DAMMIT!" was for seconding Josh's Sherrill comment.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

It would have surprised Urine a lot, too!

Dusty Baker said...

It's time, Thames!

Josh S. said...

Spank: Screaming ground ball down the line at third, smothered by Chipper. Long throw BARELY got Sands at first.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon Thames, show Simers what you can do.

Paul said...

Just a taste of what I have been listening to, when Sands was up Chip Carey said "a strike out would be nice". Go home and cheer you idiot!


That was a great at bat Thames.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shitassfuck

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KILL HIM WITH YOUR HEAT VISION, JAMEY

Dusty Baker said...

I could have had 9 pints and been blindfolded and had better cuts than did Thames. PATHETIC. Made GAARP look stellar.

Paul said...

I was calling for breezy @8:59. I got dibs.

Paul said...

That was a strike???

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

DAMMIT!

Mr. Customer said...

Rancho beardiendo

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Casey Beckham, it's your time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bases juiced for the Beard.

Spank said...

Thanks,josh. makes sense since loney ended up on second

Paul said...

I think Jamey is more dangerous than Fancy beard right now.


Come on Casey!!

Mr. Customer said...

Well, shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Lift that fuckin ball, Casey.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SHITASSFUCK

Paul said...

Pic your beard Casey!!

Spank said...

Fuck!

Dusty Baker said...

For Fernie V:

Like that fuckin ball, Casey!

Paul said...

Well we got one more run than I thought with Urine and Loney leading off that inning.

Josh S. said...

Skinny Bone Jones!

Paul said...

MacDougal our new shaggy?

Dusty Baker said...

McDougal: Weaver Lite

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!!!!

Josh S. said...

Like his build suggest, he has trouble finding plates.

Josh S. said...

^ suggests

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kid, this ain't your night. We're going for the price on Wilson.

Paul said...

Johnnie bravo is up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least two of those pitches were strikes.

Josh S. said...

OMG A STRIKE

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MikeMac is getting jobbed at the plate.

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky,your mom just showed up on Facebook.

And I'm not making a mother joke. I mean she really did.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

THIS IS A REALLY SHITTY STRIKE ZONE.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Or Gameday is really shitty. Something's shitty.

Paul said...

This is not good.

Paul said...

Umpire' zone is all fucked.


Nice play Urine!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Urine with the glove.

Paul said...

Okay Shaggy Dos let's get this guy.

Paul said...

Okay we have some momentum.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MikeMac gets out of the jam.

Dusty Baker said...

(doesn't stop believin')


cc: Karina

Spank said...

Last season i had Commenting on the GT's and Watching Gameday in control.This season I'm fucked.I was also drinking way more last season.

karina said...

@Dusty Dre and Bison is not a lousy way to start an inning...don't stop believing!

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

You need to step up the drinking, young man.

MR.F said...

Now everybody shows up?!

Josh S. said...

Well, uh, I can see why they brought this guy in instead of Fat Breezy.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine on deck? Again? How many friggin' time s do we have to see him? He just keeps popping up like a Brad Penny.

Mr. Customer said...

This is looking dire.

Paul said...

Uribe hates worms!!!

Dusty Baker said...

You make me want to puke, Urine. Shit!

#BodilyFunctionsComment

Josh S. said...

Why does Thor need an official vehicle?

Paul said...

I hope Jansen can get right.

Dusty Baker said...

Watch Sax trying to snipe 200...

Spank said...

Thanks for the encouragement Dusty.

*slams a beer*

karina said...

I think we could replace Urine with pitchers all the time. Bet pitchers are more likely to get walks...

Spank said...

We need to start a 200 gambit,conflict the edits or some kind of shit

Dusty Baker said...

We could replace Urine with an orange traffic cone, Karina.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

199

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