Sunday, April 24, 2011

Game 23 Thread: April 24 @ Cubs, 11:20a

Hiroki Kuroda (2-2, 3.33) vs Carlos Zambrano (2-0, 4.21).

Happy Easter, everyone! Nothing like waking up super-early yet again for the rubber match of our 2011 visit to Wrigley Field. In the first game, the Dodgers scrambled the Cubs; in the second game, the Blue let one slip away and were beaten. Against big Carlos Zambrano today, will we lay an egg? Or crack some ourselves, and make us an Easter brunch omelet?

139 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's not even 8:30 and I already want chocolate.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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

How the fuck does Miles keep leading off?

Steve Sax said...

He has pictures of Mattingly

Steve Sax said...

Still urine-free!

karina said...

Epale everyone! Happy Easter!

just got back from a a 3-day vacation and spent my morning "here".Church can wait and Jesus understands ;)

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, what about us non-believers?

Dusty Baker said...

I like how Mattingly keeps going with Sands. In for a penny, in for a pound. Let the kid have a ride and see if he grows into it. That's what we have to do given lack of depth anywhere else. I was on Los Banos when he made that great throw yesterday. Only throw I saw was the one where it took three throws to relay the ball in from right center. At Wrigley. And no one was covering home.

Steve Sax said...

@karina, DeJesus understands as well.

Dusty Baker said...

Steve Lyons: Worst. Tie. Ever.

Paul said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Paul said...

I will donate a chocolate bunny to my nephew for every hit Loney gets today.

Dusty Baker said...

On Dodgers Live, why are we getting batting tips from James Loney?

Dusty Baker said...

Lyons wanted to see C. Zambrano in Dodger Blue? WTF? Yeah, that's exactly what we need in the dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get Milton Bradley back, too.

karen said...

Good Morning All!

Happy Easter!

Dusty Baker said...

Wassail!

karen said...

Oh my gawd! I just saw Psycho's tie

Steve Sax said...

I gotta look at this train wreck of a tie

Steve Sax said...

Pretty nice piece on Mattingly's roots, right there

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, that commercial with the mug shots is a scary anti-drug ad. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

5-6-7 in the lineup: the valley of death

Steve Sax said...

Sands, Loney, Barajas: all sub-.200

Steve Sax said...

Urine out with a right quad injury

Steve Sax said...

Miles leadoff triple!!!!!!

Nice!

Dusty Baker said...

3X bases up in dis bish!

Dusty Baker said...

Ducks on the pond already. Fuck you Zambrano.

And fuck you, Shane Victorino.

Steve Sax said...

Miles looks a lot like a smaller pudgier Eric Karros

Zambrano pegs Blake, what a punk

Make him pay, boys

Dusty Baker said...

Cubs catcher looks like R2D2.

Steve Sax said...

Happy Easter to ya', dusty (and the dusty family)

Steve Sax said...

"Going somewhere, Soto?"

Steve Sax said...

Barney almost got Andre at first anyway...but Ethier extends the hit streak and scores Miles!

Dusty Baker said...

21 game streak! You da man, Dre!

#DreDay

#DontForgetAboutHim

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

21 Jump Street!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I want chocolate rabbits.

Dusty Baker said...

Soriano "isn't an aggressive left fielder" is an interesting way to describe Soriano's skill set.

Josh S. said...

The Gatorade dispenser is so fucked.

Dusty Baker said...

Like Sands through the hourglass!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

JERRY, HELLO!

NicJ said...

JERRY CHRISTMAS!!'

Wrong holiday.

Dusty Baker said...

Zambrano laying an egg on this easter afternoon.

Dusty Baker said...

Please tell me Loney can hit this punk bish.

Dusty Baker said...

Nope.

NicJ said...

Of course LOney makes the first out.

Dusty Baker said...

Nonetheless, I'll take it! 4-0 with only one out.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney is not good.

Paul said...

What a start!

Nephew is not a fan of Loney.

Dusty Baker said...

Close enough for government work, Sands. We'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

We'll need eight more to nail this game down.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I suppose we can't steal for the rest of the game now.

karina said...

@Sax 11:27 that pun made my day

karina said...

how many runs did the Dodgers bullpen allow in the ninth inning this week?

NicJ said...

Tony Jackson being Mr negative on twitter.

NicJ said...

Why can't this ever be easy?

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK

FUCK

FUCK

Dusty Baker said...

Great pitching display today.

(cries)

Paul said...

What is Tony Jackson saying?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least we can steal again.

karen said...

C'mon Hiro. Don't give anymore back.

Paul said...

I am guessing 5-2 is not going to be the final score.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Hiro, focus

Steve Sax said...

Running out to El Coyote for lunch. Back in a jif.

karen said...

Kuroda ends up striking out the side.

Spank said...

We got this.

(lies)

Jason said...

I think everyone have up on that play.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I can see for Miles!

Spank said...

Barney looked like Betty throwing that ball

Dusty Baker said...

Are you still in the men's room, Jason?

Josh S. said...

I'm starting to hate Darwin Barney.

Jason said...

I passed out there for bit, Dusty.

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Dusty Baker said...

5Ks for Kuroda. Hopefully he's righted his ship.

karen said...

KKKKKuroda!!

Jason said...

Hiro is on a mission to kill any earthworms in the vicinity of home plate.

Spank said...

Don't show me that tobacco commercial on Easter.sick ,man

Jason said...

Jackie Robinson special airing right now on MLB Network. Dual tuned action going on right now at my place.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp'd.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Jerry - this is perfect place for your first HR.

Spank said...

Kemps on fire!

Zambrano sucks!

Dusty Baker said...

Both of those statements are decidedly true, Spank.

Spank said...

LONEY?!

Dusty Baker said...

I'll take it...with some trepidation.

Dusty Baker said...

6-2 heading into bottom 3rd. Get the sense there are about 62 runs yet to be registered this afternoon.

Paul said...

Four run lead. Nephew's faith in Loney resorted. Sugar high eminent.

karina said...

Road King James :)

Dusty Baker said...

He wants to be the greatest Beaver. Heh.

Spank said...

Nice beaver.

Dusty Baker said...

Have to head to RBN Land now. Catch yall in later innings.

Spank said...

Hey Ackbar!

Jason said...

What is up with the doofus and his comically oversized glasses sitting behind home plate?

Josh S. said...

Damn, Casey!

NicJ said...

Dou-beard-play

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, kids! We're winning!

Josh S. said...

That was no strike, good sir.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll take the gift run.

Mr. Customer said...

Was it something I said? I showered today, I swear!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Getting quite, both in the thread and the game.

karina said...

@Mr C I'm on a family's barbecue searching for excuses to pay attention to the GT and the game.

Steve Sax said...

7-2. Come on, guys!

Steve Sax said...

100

NicJ said...

Sands is pretty damn aggressive on defense.

Mr. Customer said...

Nice play, rook.

NicJ said...

Calling a sands HR.

Josh S. said...

Every time Sands makes a play like that in left, Loney breathes a little easier.

NicJ said...

Damn, figured it was an ok bet because the new pitcher was just recalled.

Jason said...

Carroll: White men can jump (a little)

Spank said...

Hard boiled.

Steve Sax said...

Thames, a two-run HR would be sweet here

Steve Sax said...

Or even a single if Wood throws a pickoff move away

Steve Sax said...

Or not

Steve Sax said...

Orioles and Yanks tied in extras

SF down 2-0 to ATL in the third

Jason said...

River blows the save for New York. Ha ha!

Steve Sax said...

Fuck.

I just dropped my Dodgers Helmet Radio and it broke. Boooooo

karina said...

@Sax any word on the badges?they weren't working today :(

sorry about your radio :(

Jason said...

R.I.P. Dodger helmet radio

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Matt Kemp has a 2-for-5 day and his BA actually goes down.

#ThingsINeverThoughtIdSay

Paul said...

Birds!!!!

Jason said...

@karina - I got am Ichiro badge today so they seem to be working

Paul said...

James up. Nephew paying attention again.

NicJ said...

James Loney, professional escape hatch.

Jason said...

That was the least surprising gidp ever

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

James Loney: King of the diaper mountain.

Steve Sax said...

Loney must be stopped

Paul said...

Nephew not happy.

Josh S. said...

Pretty nice of the official Dodgers Twitter to congratulate Roberto on being a dad-to-be. They never did that for Delino.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We make party!

Jason said...

More daytime partying

Josh S. said...

Shoulda been a sweep.

Dusty Baker said...

Who did Roberto knock up?

Dusty Baker said...

Are you feeling bad about dogging on Aaron Miles when posting the lineup, Tsar?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ESPN will call this one a close victory.

karina said...

we make party!

hey ya- Outkast

karina said...

@Dusty his wife...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Miles is still batting .255, so no, I'm not.

karina said...

@Jason you're right, I got an Aramis Ramirez badge, well, they weren't working earlier.

back to the barbecue...

Dusty Baker said...

Back over .500.

Back and Forth - Foo Fighters

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

Good. Me neither! Just testing you.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Badges (potentially) working!

Sax barbecue party about to commence!

Spank said...

There's a tear in my beer