Saturday, April 02, 2011

Game 3 Thread: April 2 vs. Giants, 1p

Ted Lilly (-, -.--) vs. Matt Cain (-, -.--).

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Before we proceed further, let's catch up on some old business. Just replace "Day 2" with "Day 3"; the meaning's the same:

Done? Good. Everything's gone right for the first-place Dodgers so far; Don Mattingly's pushed all the right buttons, and the Giants have cooperated by gifting them a few extra outs per game. More is expected of Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw this year, and they've gotten off to stellar starts.

Now let's see if some of the less sexy names can come through. Will a strong start by Lilly today make us less impatient for the return of Jon Garland and Vicente Padilla? When will we hear from Andre Ethier? Is Juan Uribe, who had a precautionary x-ray yesterday, ready to return?

So many questions, and not a Magic 8 Ball in sight. Let's focus on three in a row instead.

UPDATE: From @kengurnick:

First-base coach Davey Lopes has left the team for a few days after a death in the family. Dave Hansen will replace him.

137 comments:

Neeebs said...

Calling Andre Ethier. Are you with car 54? Are you lost in space? Come out come out wherever you are.

Dusty Baker said...

SoSG isn't caching correctly or something weird on the internets. Take this Jimbo shit down. have to do a search and then leap through a space/time/cache continuum to get here. Help!

Spank said...

Looks like I'll have to do that voodoo that I do so well.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

(throws phone)



(gives up)

Dusty Baker said...

"We are the Jimbo’s."

Get rid of that fucking extraneous apostrophe. Did you do that just to piss me off?

karina said...

duck hunt <3

it made my day!

I'm sad I missed all the Jimbo fun but I worked for 21 hours straight and today I'll work again.Wish I could read the Jimbo manifesto...

Dusty Baker said...

You really don't, Karina.

Dusty Baker said...

Just arriving at the Yard. Infield Reserve today - give a brother a shout if you're around.

Jimbo said...

This Jimbo plans on staying a Jimbo. This Jimbo doesn't know how to continue being a Jimbo while ignoring non-Jimbos, so This Jimbo has decided to communicate with non-Jimbos. This Jimbo hopes other Jimbos will forgive.

Orel said...

PotJ!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Miles 5
De Jesus 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Loney 3
Gimenez 2
Paul 7
Carroll 6
Lilly 1

Dusty Baker said...

That you, MB?

Dusty Baker said...

Checking in from the Yard. First Dodger Dog of the season: consumed. Beer status: Large Dos Equis. Future beer status: moreMoreMORE!!!

Jimbo said...

Blake Frikkin Dewitt with a 2 run double for the Cubs to cap a 5-run bottom of the 8th, Cubs lead 5-3 over the Pirates

Jimbo said...

Have fun, DB! Wish I could be there

Josh S. said...

Beer status: Bison IPA, in honor of Kemp's hot start.

karen said...

Another national game. Who do we get today Joe Buck? Yuck.

Josh S. said...

EK's hair is back to being insane.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

EK rocking the lion's mane.

karen said...

I'm not loving EK's hair either but I'd rather look at him then Tim McCarver and Joe Buck

Spank said...

I got the Padre game. Damn I hate living here.

FUCK! I'm out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The only thing in Brian Wilson's beard is Hep C.

Orel said...

1-2-3 for Lilly!

Mr. Customer said...

That's a good start. Howdy, earthlings!

Josh S. said...

That last pitch was almost underground and Dre swung at it.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, that's as many pitches as he saw yesterday, so…improvement, I guess?

Josh S. said...

The problem with all these shots of Downtown is I usually see my office.

karen said...

Looking good Teddy

Orel said...

Gameday has something called "Nasty Factor."

Jimbo said...

Stupid Fox blackouts. I get the Tiger-Yankee game. The only good thing about that is that I get to watch Brad Penny be mediocre. He's already given up three first-inning runs

Orel said...

Bison double!

Jimbo said...

Kempnasty!

Mr. Customer said...

Matt Kemp: En fuego.

Jimbo said...

Matty scoots to third!

Spank said...

Gameday is all fancy schmancy.

Jimbo said...

@MLASC Hep C from Pat Burrell manchowder

Jimbo said...

cmon X - make them cut Gibbons

Jimbo said...

rats - needed that flyball from Gimenez

Josh S. said...

D'oh.

Spank said...

That's a shame.

Jimbo said...

Russ is battling AJ Burnett's wildness. Not a good combination

Jimbo said...

And Burnett looks like he's been at a rave, gurning his jaw like he's on extacy

Josh S. said...

There goes the no-hitter.

Jimbo said...

Way too many Giants fans at the park

Josh S. said...

The Yankees on Fox next week? Gotta mark that on the ol' calendar!

Jimbo said...

Dusty needs a refill

Josh S. said...

Damn.

Orel said...

Ugh. 1-0 Giants.

Paul said...

Come on Ted.

Jimbo said...

Charlie said Padilla might be back in a week or so

Jimbo said...

Nice grab, Dre!

Paul said...

Not bad.

Jimbo said...

2R homer Mark Texcschierria.
Brad Penny stinks, sweats

Paul said...

All we need is a couple Giant errors.

Jimbo said...

ha! Fox is showing replays of A-rod being fed popcorn by Cammy Diaz at the Super Bowl

Josh S. said...

Man, they're just going to keep giving Christian Slater TV shows until something sticks, aren't they?

Paul said...

This lineup doesn't give me much hope.

Josh S. said...

Dammit. Miles is using the same music Podsednik used last season that I was never able to ID.

Paul said...

Miles specializes in ground outs back to the pitcher.

Paul said...

K I'll be back. I have to go bury a dead animal. Eveyday weekend on the ranch or good luck ritual?

We shall see.

Josh S. said...

The joint looks pretty empty today.

karen said...

This lineup is pretty anemic. Now would be a good time for Dre to show up.

NicJ said...

I wish that would have nailed burrell in the back of the head.

Mr. Customer said...

Snap poll: Will Aaron Miles have a more useless Dodger career as a Dodger infielder than Mike Edwards?

NicJ said...

Belt really has the look of a Giant.

(Douchebag)

Jimbo said...

@Paul, make sure you use gloves when you are burying Brian Wilson's beard

Jimbo said...

DeJesus shouldnt be higher than 7th in the order

karen said...

Mr C's. Poll...I think I'll be asking who was Aaron Miles just like I'm asking who was Mike Edwards?

Jimbo said...

get into one, Dre

karen said...

Has DeJesus hit the ball yet these season?

NicJ said...

Ivan De Terrible

Dusty Baker said...

Just refilled.

Jimbo said...

i'll take it

NicJ said...

Ivan said he was looking forward to getting his first major league hit against Lincecum. So he is waiting for the next series to get a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

That last swing by Of Jesus had less of a chance of connecting than I did on prom night.

Mr. Customer said...

That's better!

Dusty Baker said...

That's worse!

Mr. Customer said...

le sigh.

karen said...

I hadn't heard about the Dodgers fans banner. Sounds like our banner kicked gnat fans ass.

karen said...

Good play by out MSB

Jimbo said...

Why does Rowand wear us out?

karen said...

Booooo

NicJ said...

Bullshit.

karen said...

Siddown Cain. You slime ball.

NicJ said...

We are just baiting the gints into giving Rowand more playing time.

Jimbo said...

you SOB, Tejada

why does he seem to kill us too? Pudge Rodriguez is a similar pain in our ass

NicJ said...

It's going to take quite a bit of bloops and seeing eye singles to get those runs back.

Mr. Customer said...

I would have said the same last night. We ain't dead yet.

Mr. Customer said...

However, it isn't like we've been breaking the door down to get a run across.

Josh S. said...

We suck on FOX. This is never in doubt.

Jimbo said...

way too much cheering in the stadium

Josh S. said...

Yep. Now we're dead.

Mr. Customer said...

Jebus Christ.

Josh S. said...

MacDougal must always be in line behind Broxton at mealtimes.

Paul said...

Fuck!!! I am only burying things alive from here on out!!

karen said...

Good call Josh!

Josh S. said...

Remember when we always made Cain our bitch? Why did we stop that again?

karen said...

I hope that hurt

karen said...

Well that inning sucked.

karen said...

Oops...that was 100

Paul said...

A couple of Giant errors now please.

Dusty Baker said...

This place is half empty (for Karina: half full). Really sad. I feel guilty for not standing in the beer line.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, for the record: I am buying beer; it's just that there are no lines.

NicJ said...

Why should people go to dodger games? TJ Simers already told us the team was going to suck.

Jimbo said...

time for a big hit!

Jimbo said...

not that

NicJ said...

This one is over.

Paul said...

Giants Dodgers opening night was the lowest rated since 2002.

Although hasn't opening night the last couple of years been the only game on that day?

Fuck this game is really over.

Dusty Baker said...

If my phone is working here, that means attendance is down bc I am certain ATT has not upgraded their networks.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Speaking of crying like a schoolgirl, where is Mr F?

karen said...

Has anyone heard about what happened with the Dodgers fan that was hit by Oyster Pubes bat?

NicJ said...

Dodgertalk after te game said the guy was fine.

danpanama said...

Nice walk to the pitcher Cain.

danpanama said...

Nice walk to the pitcher Cain.

karen said...

Thanks Nic

NicJ said...

How many games will it take us to score 6 runs?

danpanama said...

Dodger fans should be packing it up soon. The crowd is starting to boo. Fights will break out soon. Classic Smell A.

karen said...

The curse of the Fox broadcast continues

karen said...

We are missing all of Davey's mojo

Josh S. said...

TROLL!

TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!

(That was for Karina.)

Josh S. said...

Turn it around, Blue. I'm in the house tomorrow and I won't stand for this kind of play.

NicJ said...

Chris Rose is such a tool

karen said...

Everytime I see Brian Wilson's beard I feel like I need to itch.

NicJ said...

Loney hitting a cool .100

NicJ said...

Furcal is a funny guy.

Josh S. said...

We aren't going to score, are we?

Josh S. said...

And I'm out.

NicJ said...

Freddy Sanchez has more HR's than the dodgers this year.

NicJ said...

At least postgame dodgertalk should be fun today.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're getting the shit knocked out of us.

NicJ said...

Russell Martin hit a HR. Proving anyone can hit it out at Yankee stadium.

Orel said...

A.J. Ellis warming up in the bullpen.

NicJ said...

Miles was 0-4 today with two horrible throws from third base.


Get well soon Beard.

Orel said...

PGTUP

karen said...

Well that really sucked.

Spank said...

This reads like a sad,sad state of affairs.