Saturday, April 23, 2011

Game 22 Thread: April 23 @ Cubs, 10a

Ted Lilly (1-2, 4.09) vs. Ryan Dempster (1-2, 6.84).

Look, we get it. Lilly and Dempster were once teammates. Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium are both historic. Both clubs wear the color blue. Both clubs are suffering painful periods of heartache since their last WS title.

The Dodgers are 3-0 since Liberation, however. Let's see how today's day game goes.

150 comments:

Paul said...

I love the smell of Old Style in the morning!!

Josh S. said...

Miles 4
Blake 5
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Sands 7
Loney 3
Barajas 2
Carroll 6
Lilly 1

I guess sitting Uribe just as he gets hot is as good a decision as any.

Paul said...

Don't worry Loney will step in.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: totally agree, why sit Urine NOW??!?!

Paul said...

Apparently Urine has some thigh tightness. Day to day like all of us.

Dusty Baker said...

And move Sands up in the lineup since he's blowing the roof off tha sucka at .139 or something like that.

Dusty Baker said...

I have some liver tightness this morning, but by god I'm going to get back out there today.

Paul said...

I once played with a fractured wrist. I lasted one foul ball but I played!!

Dusty Baker said...

What the hell is your avatar, Paul?

Paul said...

It is peep hole view of a wasted guy. It is from the show The Wire. Good ol Sgt. McNulty.

Paul said...

It was good representation of how I felt after that Braves beat down a few nights ago. Of course that was before we were set free...the bad times.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Chelsea!

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa...I wasn't following much news yesterday and just now saw that SoSG Dad is forming a group to buy the team. What do we think of that?

Steve Sax said...

I happen to think it's great...

Josh S. said...

No mercy, Ted. WE are your family now.

Dusty Baker said...

First order of business will be for Garvey to restore order in the world by reinstating half-price beer days.

cc: Sax

Josh S. said...

I can't wait for the foam forearm giveaway.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, teams I support who wear Blue!

Dusty Baker said...

^that?

Josh S. said...

Mrs. S says Miles looks like Andy Serkis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beard with the bunt single!

karen said...

Good morning, everyone!!

Dusty Baker said...

Headed over to my cantina for some MEX breakfast and bloodys. They are putting Dodgers and CHelsea on the TVs for me. Back online in a flash.

Dusty Baker said...

Wassail, Karen!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're in business...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice going, Castro.

karen said...

I don't think I've ever seen a fielder drop the ball on purpose.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit.

karen said...

C'mon Ted, bring your mojo with you today

Josh S. said...

Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney: Weirdest named 1-2 in baseball?

Josh S. said...

Not Starlin's morning.

karen said...

Jer-ry, Jer-ry!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice play, Jerry!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not Lilly's best start.

karen said...

We got out of that cheap enough.

And no, I don't wonder where the Durango's been the last couple years you stupid ass commercial.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least they cleared the pitcher's spot.

Spank said...

KCAL game. Crapola.

Steve Sax said...

Damn that Charley Steiner. Listening to him in the top of the second, he said there was no score. I look on Gameday, and I see the Cubs HAD scored in the bottom of the first.

Wtf, Charley?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

UJTD!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Does Lyons remember that they have a new stadium in the Bronx now?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice hitting, Kemp!

Josh S. said...

2011 Sands=2010 Kemp?

Steve Sax said...

Tied up baybee!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sands is a rookie. Go easy on him.

Josh S. said...

Not overall performance, just pitches he's swinging at.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aw dammit

karen said...

Well shit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That certainly could have been worse.

Dusty Baker said...

Rihanna could have had a better relay throw than that, Kemp. Embarrassing.

Dusty Baker said...

Beer status: michelada

Dusty Baker said...

What a load of rubbish!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beard blast!

Jason said...

Beard having himself a game.

Jason said...

@Dusty - Clam juice?

Dusty Baker said...

Beard Mode: engaged

Paul said...

Nice Casey!!!

*starts trimming beard*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bison blast!

Jason said...

Well then. That's one way to get back in the game.

Jason said...

That shot of the spilled beer was awesome.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's why you never throw a ball back.

(arm falls off)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That woman was so pissed.

NicJ said...

Jerry Sands seems to be having Dejavu at bats.

Paul said...

Zoinks!! MacDougal is in.

Paul said...

Ruh roh.

Steve Sax said...

Steve Lyons doesn't think Reed Johnson should be batting here

Steve Sax said...

(2 on 2 out B5)

Steve Sax said...

MacDougal takes forever between pitches

Steve Sax said...

Lyons REALLY doesn't like Dempster batting here, now that Johnson walked to load the bases

Steve Sax said...

MacD at 2-0...

Steve Sax said...

Honeycutt out to remind MacDougal where the strike zone is

Steve Sax said...

Lyons admiring MacDougal's lanky frame

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count to Dempster

Steve Sax said...

Shit, 3-2 count

karen said...

That was scarey

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whew.

Steve Sax said...

MacD gets Dempster to chase a low ball!

On to the sixth inning, Dodgers down 5-4

Steve Sax said...

Love that Newcastle ankle-breaking commercial!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Rowdy Rod!

Jason said...

Booyah!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was wind-assisted, but I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

In Rod We Trust!

Jason said...

Battletoad sighting.

Steve Sax said...

This Collins-Lyons team, it is, how do you say, not good

Steve Sax said...

(said with a Russian accent)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In Russia, broadcast team criticizes you.

Steve Sax said...

Leaving Dempster in as the last out in the fifth doesn't seem like such a good idea at this point

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Quite the pratfall for Soriano. Very Huff-esque.

Jason said...

Barajas continues the trend, all of his RBIs have come on home runs.

Also, Soriano is not a good fielder.

Dusty Baker said...

Pack of fuckin' cards! Hell yeah. Sitting here watching in a MEX cantina - locals loving their boy.

Steve Sax said...

In Russia, broadcast done over tin cans and string. Very dee-feecult to hear.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm having trouble showing love for a guy batting .197 with 18 Ks and 4 BBs.

Jason said...

I hear the data rates on the tin can and string network will cost you and arm and a leg.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

But talk and text are just pennies!

Dusty Baker said...

Dang, Tsar, tough crowd.

Jason said...

Too bad Dre couldn't get one more shot at Dempster.

rbnlaw said...

@Marla:
Yeah, but he's better than the guy we had last year.

Has Barajas passed Martin for HR's this season (knowing that Martin is done hitting HR's for this season)?

rbnlaw said...

Hey Sax,
Just use Z power or whatever that dood the McCrooks hired used.

Paul said...

Let's go Dre.

Steve Sax said...

We need you here Dre

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nice hitting, Andre!

Steve Sax said...

Boom Andre!!!

Paul said...

Ugly swing. Hasn't thrown a strike yet.


Dre!!!!! 20!!!!

Jason said...

Dre looking good sitting at 20.

Steve Sax said...

Dre chasing Steve Garvey now for his 20-game hitting streak...in April

Paul said...

Let's go Matty.

Jason said...

That graphic made no sense

Steve Sax said...

(just to be clear, that's an April hitting streak record, apparently)

(what a confusing graphic)

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck yeah. 7-5. We got this.

I think.

Jason said...

And the Dodger offense returns to reality. Still, I'll take it!

Dusty Baker said...

vPad returns!

Jason said...

Battletoad!

Jason said...

Good to see Padilla still has his glove his mom bought at Target.

Steve Sax said...

Padilla, welcome back, good seventh inning there

Jason said...

Collins is obsessed with pointing out former teammates.

Jason said...

I'm watching this on MLB.tv and the Cleveland game radio broadcast is bleeding through during commercial breaks.

Sizemore just homered, fyi.

Jason said...

I miss 2010 Road Loney.

Jason said...

Jer-ry jer-ry jer-ry

Jason said...

And Rod gets his first non-HR RBI

Josh S. said...

Loved Jerry gluing his hand to the plate.

Jason said...

Can the Dodgers just play the rest of the season at Wrigley?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When did Kerry Wood return to Chicago?

Steve Sax said...

Listening to Rick Monday try to describe the AtBat 2011 app (for an in-game commercial), he sounds so uncomfortable it's like he's speaking a foreign language

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit, two on none out in the eighth. Tying run at the plate for the Cubs

Jason said...

Lyons sounds jealous about Fukodome's wife.

Jason said...

That was... Not good

Steve Sax said...

Shit, come on Matt

Bases loaded none out

Steve Sax said...

Shit, come on Matt

Jason said...

I concur.

Shit, come on Matt.

Jason said...

I feel like that guy who had his beer spilled by the idiot throwing Kemp's HR back. What just happened?

Steve Sax said...

Shit now it's tied

Dammit Guerriererer

Jason said...

Barajas nailed the home plate ump in the head om that pick off throw.

Steve Sax said...

Guerrier K for the second out keeps hope alive

Steve Sax said...

This will not end well

Steve Sax said...

Kemp to bat first in the ninth, then Sands and Loney (both sub-Mendoza)

Why isnt Urine playing again?!?!

Josh S. said...

WHAT IS GOING ON?!

Steve Sax said...

This hook to Guerrier is coming waaaaay too late

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: Mattingly making more of his non-moves again

I seem to recall a non-move in the last Kershaw game almost costing us the game

Spank said...

I thought we had this game in the bag?

SHIT!

Josh S. said...

(Not really all that) Hot Sister in. We're saved now!

Steve Sax said...

Thank you Don Mattingly for sitting on your ass and making us lose this game

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly you suck

Josh S, now would be an appropriate time for all-caps again

FUUUUUUCK

Spank said...

What the fuck!!

Dusty Baker said...

Why do we need three throws to get it to home at Wrigley Field.

Josh S. said...

GODDAMMIT MATTINGLY I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO .500!!!

Spank said...

Booooooooooooooooo!!

Josh S. said...

Excellent timing again getting Uribe up.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK ME! This sucks/blows. I am really surly now and I am going to get hammered. Piss on you Cubs you bunch of....Cubs.

Jason said...

Ugh

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's no good.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up. Bitch away, Dodgers fans--I'm right with you, pissed off and frustrated.