Friday, April 22, 2011

Game 21 Thread: April 22 @ Cubs, 11:20a

Chad Billingsley (1-1, 4.91) vs. Casey Coleman (1-0, 4.22).

Taking three of four from the Braves to end the last homestand, the Dodgers clawed their way back to the .500 level. The Cubs, on the other hand, haven't been more than a game above or below .500 all year.

With Billingsley, who hurled eight shutout innings in his last start to help the Dodgers stop a five-game losing streak, on the mound today @ Wrigley, can we help Coleman exit early? Perhaps leaving in an Indian horse-drawn carriage, so we can dub him "Gharry Coleman"? Whatchoo talkin' about, Sax?

(And maybe while we're at it, can .171-batting James Loney please find some diff'rent strokes in Chicago, given his past history at Wrigley Field?)

169 comments:

Paul said...

You know the world dont move to the beat of just one drum...

Josh S. said...

What might be right for you, might not be right for some...

Dusty Baker said...

A man is born, he's a man of means.
Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DELAYED

Spank said...

Whatchoo talking 'bout delayed?

Alex Cora said...

McCourt to Selig : What cho talking about Bud?

Alex Cora said...

Hey the McCourts are just like the Drumonds - a dysfunctional rich family!

Dusty Baker said...

@Saxy

"Please excuse us as we undergo maintenance to our badging pages."

I don't think your badges are permanently lost based on this message I read when I checked to see my admittedly barren badge case. My case looks like an Arsenal trophy case!

cc: RBN

Dusty Baker said...

Carroll 6
Blake 5
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Uribe 4
Loney 3
Sands 7
Ellis 2
Billingsley 1

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

This is another game I'm going to miss =(.

Dusty Baker said...

Wassail, Mr. F!

Jason said...

Russell Martin - Double is an available badge today. I bet Sax is drooling over adding that one to his case.

I might have to get in on this whole badges thing. My favorites for today:

* Johnny Damon - Triple (Seriously? I think I could outrun Damon at this point.)
* Craig Counsell - Single (Ha! Such high expectations.)
* Ryan Theriot - SB (Maybe. If he reaches on an error.)
* Carlos Santana - HR (cries)

Eric Karros said...

I don't anticipate a better opportunity to reminisce about this post coming along anytime soon.

Jason said...

Whatchoo talkin' about, Karros?

Jason said...

Game on!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're in business.

Jason said...

Coleman is wild today. And the umpire is calling a strike zone shifted about 6 inches to the outside.

Jason said...

Kemp picking up where he left off yesterday with the early K.

Hopefully he'll continue the trend with a dramatic late HR.

Jason said...

Urine is about to see his 7th pitch this at bat. I think that is his season high.

Jason said...

Echo, echo, echo...

Jason said...

And of course Urine strikes out swinging.

Jason said...

^ Thread whore.

Jason said...

Chadley looking efficient right off the bat.

Dusty Baker said...

That last pitch to a kemp was not a strike.

Ps- Road Urine?

Jason said...

Former Dodgers mentioned in an organic way by Collins so far today:

* GAARP
* Joyce DeWitt

Dusty Baker said...

Great stat on last 5 Dodger pitchers and innings pitched. They know they need to carry the load so we won't have to use the pen as much.

Jason said...

Chadley just unleashed a soap bubble. Looks like Battletoad has been spreading the word.

Dusty Baker said...

Was that sarcasm re Bills' efficiency, Jason?

Jason said...

@Dusty - Will we also get Road Loney today?

Dusty Baker said...

Three hitters coming up, all hitting in the .170-.180 range.

I don't even have any tears left.

This is what it feels like when doves cry, I think.

Jason said...

No sarcasm at the time. He started by pounding the strike zone in the classic "pitch to contact" sense. Fukudome apparently didn't get the memo and neglected to swing at anything.

Dusty Baker said...

All signs point to no re Loney.

I like how you said "@Dusty" as if anyone else were here.

Jason said...

Looks like Road Loney didn't make the trip.

Dusty Baker said...

See, whaddid I tells ya re Loney?

Jason said...

Yeah, I've dropped the whole @ thing. Unless I decide to start talking to myself.

Dusty Baker said...

@the only other person here

Actually I think Fukudome's memo IS not to swing at anything. Only possible way he can reach.

Paul said...

Jerry Sands is fitting right in with this team.

Spank said...

Get the fucking bat off your shoulder asshole

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet DeJesus that was a horrible sequence of ABs. I feel like I need to shower.

Jason said...

At least they got the pitcher's spot out of the way.



Wait, none of those at bats was by a pitcher? Son of a...

Dusty Baker said...

Sitting Herrera at the Yard House commenting on iPad. #CantHateThis

Beer status: Racer 5 IPA

Jason said...

Mad props on the "sweet DeJesus" line. I might steal that for the Laker game tonight.

Josh S. said...

Darwin Barney is the premier voice in the field of Flinstones evolutionary theory.

Paul said...

Sands Ellis and Bills .we can't have three melaninly challenged hitters up in a row. That is against the rules no?

Jason said...

Home plate ump almost took a ball to the nuts there.

Jason said...

"Caught off the shoe tops by Carroll." As if Carroll could reach a ball any higher off the ground.

Paul said...

Judging by my research of the numbers....Either and Kemp are our best hitters. We should keep them around.

Spank said...

Shut up!

#collins lyons

Jason said...

@Paul - Too many low-average, no-power white guys in a row in the lineup is a $5,000 fine and loss of down. Or something like that.

Jason said...

Nice recovery by Blake. Bad fielding and all, but still.

Spank said...

Nice recovery,Beard.

Paul said...

I also did some analysis on James Loney and players that suck. He is one of them.

Still my numbers say he will hit a homerun today...if the wind is just right...

Jason said...

The first base umpire is dressed like he plans on robbing a bank right after the game.

Jason said...

Barney tripped over the plate in the bullpen while chasing that foul popup.

Dusty Baker said...

I was just about to comment on the first base ump. What a pussy! If no one else is wearing one of those [Kobe word] warmers, wouldn't he feel self conscious doing so?

Jason said...

Beard pow... Damn it!

Dusty Baker said...

Straighten that out, Casey! Let's get some runs.

Jason said...

Maybe the first base umpire has lips that turn bright purple in cold weather like A-Rod.

Spank said...

We are in bizness

Dusty Baker said...

Do we consider Loney a Light-Hitting White Guy now?

Jason said...

Carroll looks like he got seriously winded running from second to third.

Jason said...

I'll second that, Dusty.

Jason said...

Coleman does realize that if he walks Ethier he has to pitch to Kemp right?

Jason said...

Dre's streak is at 19.

Spank said...

Rally,fools

Fernie V said...

Carroll not used to running past second.

Dusty Baker said...

Carroll running to third looked like me after about 12 minutes on the elliptical.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm rallying, I'm rallying, Spank!

Dusty Baker said...

Is Smonkstakes still going on? If so, why?

Can Sons do a Spankstakes?

Spank said...

KKemp Mode

Jason said...

Holy crap, Urine!

Dusty Baker said...

Road Urine!

Spank said...

Urine comes through.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine had absolutely no business hitting that ball. I was low and way outside, and he just swung wildly with his eyes closed.

Loney should try that.

Steve Sax said...

Enjoying the rally here, my friends!

Spank said...

A hard flogging and a Steel Reserve 40oz would be the prize for the winner of Spankstakes

Steve Sax said...

Loney actually coaxed a walk! His first non-intentional Bb of 2011!

Spank said...

Where are all the Sands supporters?

Dusty Baker said...

Nice AB, rookie!

Jason said...

This inning is a case study on how to score runs without hitting for power.

Spank said...

DONT SWING FUCKER!

Jason said...

Couple of gift strikes there.

Jason said...

Ha ha!

Spank said...

Yes!

Jason said...

I think each base hit except Carroll's has gone to that same spot in center.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm making a party in my pants!

Jason said...

Come one Chad, put your thighs into it!

Dusty Baker said...

HR here Bills.

Jason said...

Ha ha!

Dusty Baker said...

I'll take it, Bills!

Spank said...

Bring that shit!

Jason said...

Chad almost killed a gull with that line drive.

Dusty Baker said...

Spank, thanks for the Weekend Booze Thread on Fbook. Bring it!

Dusty Baker said...

What is I w pitchers and bird killing?

Dusty Baker said...

^ it

Dusty Baker said...

Who is this punk little bitch Jeff Stevens? Sounds like a Sunday school teacher.

Bean him when he's up, just on principle.

Spank said...

Damm.

Spank said...

@ Dusty re:booze thread

No problem. Booze till i lose weekend.

Jason said...

Kemp is the only Dodger not to reach base today. Let's get that corrected this inning.

Orel said...

100

Steve Sax said...

Whoooooooo! 6-0!

Dusty Baker said...

Doesn't "Whoooooooo" take a question mark, Saxy?

Dusty Baker said...

Just issued a challenge on the Facebook Weekend Booze Thread.

Dusty Baker said...

Some fool w a Gnats lid on at the Cubs game.

Jason said...

Road Urine!

Dusty Baker said...

ROAD URINE!!!!

Jason said...

Can we start referring to Road Urine as the Urinator?

Steve Sax said...

Urine with a two-run shot!

8-0 Dodgers

Putting a whupping to run differential

Jason said...

That bat flip was very Kuo-esque.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Steve Sax said...

Collins: "Uribe getting hot, at the perfect time."

Yeah, April 22 is crunch time, Eric.

Jason said...

It's 30-some odd degrees and Battletoad looks like he is sweating in the dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

"I'll be fat." - Urinator

(Ahnold accent)

Dusty Baker said...

Loved Urine's bat flip. He knew that shit was gone right away. It was fun to watch it leave the Yard. How did Steiner call it?

Jason said...

I'm sure Steiner had something along the lines of "a lazy fly ball to left, Soriano under it, and... a home run!"

Dusty Baker said...

"A little nubber through the legs of Aramis Ramirez and it is gooooooone!"

Jason said...

Dusty, challenge accepted. I'm assuming you are at the Pasadena location so I am working off the correct list.

Dusty Baker said...

Done and done, Jason. Pic to follow.

Jason said...

The Dodgers were really intent on throwing the ball away that inning.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning! How about that?

Dusty Baker said...

It sucks to be winning 8-1 but still feel like we're losing when I watch some of these ABs.

Mr. Customer said...

Jeebus H, when did we learn to hit?

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, all.

Steve Sax said...

Wtf Ellis? CS?

Whatchoo talking about, Ellis?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ellis, running is not your thing.

Dusty Baker said...

@Tsar

Baseball really isn't Ellis' thing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tell that to his two RBI.

Dusty Baker said...

Can't hate on Wide Eyes. He kept it in front of him. Not an easy ball to field.

Hey where e females at today?

Spank said...

USE YOUR PERIPHERALS ACKBAR!

Jason said...

Bills using his ass (literally) to end the inning.

Spank said...

Right on the nalgas.

Dusty Baker said...

How could that hurt Bills? It hit him in his comically oversized ass.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd score that a GIBA (Grounded Into Bills' Ass).

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Road Urine, to got this!

Mr. Customer said...

This can only end well.

Jason said...

Another bat flip. Premature this time.

Dusty Baker said...

Those gulls are ready to pick at the rotten stinking carcass that is the Cubs.

Steve Sax said...

Loney with the advancing out.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Loney suckage.

I'll say it - IJL: Imprison James Loney

Dusty Baker said...

Some Jackass in the stands wearing one of those hideous Dodgers batting practice caps with the lame piping.

Jason said...

Tony Gwynn needs a better purse. The Dodgers cooler bag just won't cut it if he is going to be Sands' caddy for the rest of the year.

Jason said...

Sands seems to be loafing there. Not the greatest showing today.

Josh S. said...

Of course, DeWitt gets a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

I didn't really think Sands was loafing...I actually thought he played that ball well since he has never played LF at Wrigley. Three are a lot of weird angles so he MADD sure he didnt over-commit then get burned by a wicked carom.

I could easily be wrong.

Dusty Baker said...

145

Dusty Baker said...

^ made

Weird that iPad turned it into MADD. Hmmmmm...

Ps- I'm walking.

Paul said...

Looks like we can still hit at Wrigley.

Dusty Baker said...

Goober w a Dodgers tatoo and backward plastic batting helmet gets a foul ball. *face palm*

Dusty Baker said...

Drunks Against Mad Mothers unite!

Paul said...

Goobers are people too*!!!


*see Jeff Kent.

Paul said...

Mad For Drunk Mothers!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Johnson is up!

Paul said...

I am gonna enjoy this Urine while he stays hot!!

Wait that doesn't sound good.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

154

Paul said...

Is it still drizzling? Wouldnt want a soggy Johnson.

Paul said...

Jansen has an ERA under 10 now!!!

Jason said...

Road Thames?

Dusty Baker said...

deJesus, you could film a Hitchcock movie at Wrigley Field there are so many birds.

Jason said...

Road Blake appears to have a problem catching the ball.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck, Casey. Come on already.

Dusty Baker said...

Makin' party, makin' party, makin' party!!!

Jason said...

We make daytime party, again! And this time they left me enough time to hit the gym before I hit happy hour. Guilt-free Friday!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's party time!

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 with Gary Coleman-themed GT posts. Just sayin'.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I prefer Gary Cole-themed GTs.

Orel said...

PGTUP

Paul said...

It don't matter that you got not alot (of power)
So what,
They'll have theirs, and you'll have yours, and I'll have mine.
And together we'll be fine....
Because it takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.
Yes it does.
It takes, Diff'rent Strokes to move the world.

Spank said...

Back to you,Cotton.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, cracked up on "IJL". Nice