Monday, April 25, 2011

Game 24 Thread: April 25 @ Marlins, 4p

The 2011 Marlins Mermaids.

Jon Garland (1-1, 4.15) vs. Ricky Nolasco (2-0, 3.00).

Andre Ethier brings his 21-game hit streak to Sun Life Stadium, née Land Shark Stadium, née Dolphin Stadium, née Dolphins Stadium, née Pro Player Stadium, née Pro Player Park, née Joe Robbie Stadium. Ah, Marlins tradition.

But hey, they have the Marlins Mermaids. The Dodgers? Well after getting Vicente Padilla back Saturday, they could get Dioner Navarro back today. Let's see which has a bigger impact on today's game: Padilla, Navarro, or the Mermaids.

89 comments:

Neeebs said...

I have batting gloves bigger than those shorts.

Neeebs said...

Miles
Carroll
Ethier
Kemp
Sands
Loney
Barajas
DeJesus
Garland

rbnlaw said...

My money is on the Mermaids.

My friend Terry Spencer, editor for AP in So. Florida and lifelong Dodger fan will be at this game.
Probably the entire series since he has season tix. I believe they were 10 bucks each with 5 boxtops from Count Chocula.

Steve Sax said...

No Boo-berry??

Jason said...

Today's lineup appears to be 33% middle infielders.

Steve Sax said...

Wait a minute, where is Glenda?

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, that's some cold shit there

Jason said...

@Sax - That lineup is also 55.5% sub-Mendoza. This does not bode well for carrying over the offensive explosion from Wrigley.

Also, I met one of your Dodger blogger compatriots last night. Turns out Chris from dodgerfan.net and I now live in the same neighborhood. We were the only two at the bar wearing Dodger blue while watching the Lakers last night.

Jason said...

Oof, I just looked up this lineup on B-R.com. Pitchers with a higher OPS+ than Loney (12) include:

Billingsley (24)
Kershaw (53)
Ely (54! with the awesome line of 2 PA, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS)

Loney has an outside chance of hitting what has to be an all-time low tonight. If he goes 0-5 with 5 Ks, he will have as many strikeouts as total bases. I'm pretty sure I could manage that against MLB pitching.

Neeebs said...

@Sax: 2:09

I love all of the berries:

Booberry
Frankenberry
Count Chocula (whose bobblehead stands right between Loney and Greedo at my office.)

Spank said...

You like Dingleberry,Neeebs?

rbnlaw said...

I believe the Marlins offered skybox luxury seats if you sent in 10 Frankenberry boxtops.

In reality, my friend said that his season seats are in a good location and were way cheaper than what we pay here in LA.

The drawback is that one of the teams you see each game is the Marlins.

Paul said...

@Neeebs

Your batting gloves are your shorts*

*See Neeebs embacadero shorts.

Paul said...

Neeebs posted a line up again! One more and SOSG gives you a free sandwich.

Dusty Baker said...

Dinner comes off the DL. AJ Ellis sent down. If this happens in the woods, will anywhere hear it?

The woods being Marlins' stadium.

Dusty Baker said...

How many light-hitting white guys can we fit in one lineup? I'm counting Loney, BTW. If there were more, it would be my junior high intramural team.

Although I think we had more big names and a better team BA.

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

I'll where my embarcadero shorts for my Fresno Court appearance that may occur next month. I hope it is in conformity with the local rules.

Paul said...

The Neeebs is heading to the No?!! I need to get to the local newspaper.

Federal or Our local Civil Hall of Justice?

Paul said...

Dre at 22!

Paul said...

I forgot the game was on. (iPhone wanted to spell forgot "Gorky".)

Steve Sax said...

just threw up a separate post commemorating Andre's 22-game hit streak, tied fro April's longest.

Now, let's get back to this one.

Josh S. said...

I would like someone to punch Collins in the sack three times every time he calls a third baseman a "third sacker."

Mr. Customer said...

Were there even three consecutive innings played without a run at Wrigley?

Alex Cora said...

Florida is switching the name to the Miami marlins next year???

Mr. Customer said...

Shit. I jinxed it.

I gotta wear that.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, that sounds like a great fundraiser to help spring for bullpen help. Step right up and hit Eric Collins in the sack three times!

Mr. Customer said...

Gotta at least salvage a run here, guys.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp got robbed there on that GIDP. The Marlins' third baseman didn't even look like he expected to field that smoked ball

Josh S. said...

Eh, at least it wasn't a triple play.

Josh S. said...

There ya go, Mr. C.

Mr. Customer said...

That's the way.

Steve Sax said...

Sands, baybee!

Tie game

Mr. Customer said...

Plus the thievery. The kid might just be getting his legs under him.

Steve Sax said...

That was pathetic, James.

I'm starting to agree with Dusty. IJL

Mr. Customer said...

God, that swing looks awful.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs up on the Rox 2-0 and the Cubs aren't out of their half of the first yet

Mr. Customer said...

Considering that we just pounded the shit out of Cubs pitching, I'm gonna say they'll need 'em.

Steve Sax said...

Way to coax a walk Miles

Mr. Customer said...

Damnation.

Jason said...

I demand replay! That hit the yellow stripe!

Josh S. said...

Oh, F JL.

Steve Sax said...

Sands will never score with Loney hitting behind him

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, FJL, we are really losing patience with you. the argument about you was you could never hit for power but you can hit for average. Now you can't even do that. WTF?

Man, this is frustrating.

Jason said...

Is it time to start a Free Trayvon Robinson campaign so Sands can be moved to first?

Jason said...

Hell, I'll settle for a Free John Lindsey campaign.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Steve Sax said...

Dude we gotta get something here

Steve Sax said...

Bee-utiful bunt Garland. 2 RISP

Mr. Customer said...

That was acceptable. Can Garland go the distance again, though?

karina said...

Epale everyone! we're winning!

Jason said...

Damn, I was certain that was gone.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, Karina!

You can take my spot, I'm heading home in a split second.

Jason said...

I'll take it

Jason said...

Cheap RBI opportunity for Loney. Might as well keep those counting stats up, James.

Central Valley Fan said...

Vicente is back!

Jason said...

That graphic stacking Coghlin's two HR swings made me slightly nauseous.

Unrelated: welcome to the ballgame, Battletoad!

Central Valley Fan said...

Neeebs, when you come to the 'No, let me Know, I'll buy lunch!

karina said...

@Mr C I'll try because today nothing seems to work for me, i.e any Safari users are experiencing to be directed to the main page while hitting refresh?

Jason said...

Damn! Padilla's breaking ball is really moving tonight.

karina said...

if I call the double play, will it come?

karina said...

it didn't :(

Alex Cora said...

Mattingly take Vicente's ass out!!!

Josh S. said...

Son of a biscuit-eating bulldog.

Josh S. said...

Oh, that's better.

Alex Cora said...

Fucking matt kemp bailed out Padilla.

Jason said...

Ah... making the first and third outs at third base in the same inning. I'm pretty sure that violates rules 1 and 1(a) of base running.

Josh S. said...

Garland should have stayed in one more, if only because the pitcher's spot is due to bat in the ninth.

Josh S. said...

I never understood the
Never make the third out at third" rule. Shouldn't the rule be "Never make the third out?"

Alex Cora said...

Crap we don't have that extra run cushion for broxton.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least the Dodgers didn't sign John Buck to replace that sonofabitch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was a fucking strike.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is all MSTI's fault.

karina said...

it's never easy with Brox :(

Steve Sax said...

Brox, this is not good

Lyons thinks we are fine. So I'm worried

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck, wide eyes?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jamey's cryin'.

karina said...

@Czar don't blame him alone...

Steve Sax said...

If Brox was decent, we wouldn't be in this situation

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, guys who give up hits to Hanley Ramirez suck. That guy's a stiff.

Alex Cora said...

Think kershaw can do double duty and close games too?

Alex Cora said...

Fucking pathetic

Jason said...

Well, that sucked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Broxton got absolutely jobbed on some calls.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Broxton, and Carroll, you both suck.

Alex Cora said...

I blame Eric collins

karina said...

I take all the blame, I called the win before the game was over.

Josh S. said...

Not getting Bonifacio out was Broxton's biggest crime.

NicJ said...

Broxton often seems to get his share of shitty play behind him.

Orel said...

PGT up.