Sunday, April 10, 2011

Game 9 Thread: April 10 @ Padres, 1p

John Ely (-. --- . .-. .-) vs. Aaron Harang (1-0, 1.50).

The Dodgers go for le sweep of Les Pères at le Parc de Petco this afternoon. Ely is making his first start of the year, and the opportuniste in me wants to trot out the whole ELYMANIA! trope. The réaliste in me is hoping for five solid innings.

The Dodgers roughed up Harang last year to the tune of dix-sept hits and douze runs over deux games, but that was at the relatively park factor-neutral Great American Ball Park. Petco (or PETCO, as the Pads would have it) could help the Harangutan go every which way but loose.

And I'll end my harangue thusly: After Colorado, it's nice to see the Dodgers beating the teams they're supposed to beat. San Francisco awaits, so let's get ready for them by kicking the Padres' asses. If you'll pardon my French.

136 comments:

Alex Cora said...

First!

Steve Sax said...

Deux!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hector Gimenez to the 15-day DL with right knee pain, reports Dylan Hernandez.

Steve Sax said...

Geez, it's 4-0 Rox and they're not even out of the first inning yet

Dusty Baker said...

That is one pissed off lookin' CK chick on the banner ad on the right side of the SoSG home page.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, now that it's thematically appropriate: Le chevalier revient.

(lazy translation corrected)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn LF
Miles 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Uribe 3B
Barajas C
Carroll SS
Ely P

Spank said...

Is this game ever going to end?

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, when did you guys finally off Lasorda?

I need to pay more attention.

Josh S. said...

With Gimenez hurt, no one had to be sent down, right?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Detroit wins. Kings play Sharks in first round.

Spank said...

@ Mr.C

Lasorda left with Jimbo.

Spank said...

We are winning again?

We are winning again!

MR.F said...

Wotchale, everybody!

Josh S. said...

Wotchale, Señor F!

karen said...

Hello Everyone!

Josh S. said...

Former Attorney General at the plate.

MR.F said...

Hello Karen!

MR.F said...

I just renewed my mlb.tv subscription. I'm watching the game!

karen said...

Good catch Dre!

Josh S. said...

I didn't know the strike zone was around the ankles.

Josh S. said...

HEY EVERYBODY AARON MERINGUE IS THROWING A NO-HITTER

karen said...

Barajas got one thanks to MSB!

karen said...

Did you say a NO HITTER Josh?!

karen said...

Crapola.

MR.F said...

Awww.

Josh S. said...

It worked!

Josh S. said...

Elymania is dead.

Again.

MR.F said...

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

karina said...

Epale everyone!

MR.F said...

Epale, karina!

MR.F said...

At least Vin keeps calling Harangue a fatty.

el montanero said...

Bon Jour, Fromage! Is there a military presence in San Diego? The Padres seem to be implying that there is. *sarcasm off*

Spank said...

hedley

karen said...

Epale Sistuh & El Mont!!

Maybe it's just me being lazy today but the Dodgers don't look to intense.

karen said...

Harang does look more like a CPA then a professional baseball player.

el montanero said...

@Mr. LASC,

That was the only first round match-up I didn't want, the Sharks. I know they're bitches come play-off time, but the Kings can't friggin' score. Hopefully Justin Williams is able to come back at some point in the series.

From a hockey fan standpoint, though, I'd love to see a first round match-up between the Blackhawks and Canucks...if the 'Hawks make it.

Spank said...

Aaron Harang does not appear to be too bright,judging from his gameday pic.

Spank said...

Elymania lives!

MR.F said...

Yay a walk!

MR.F said...

We're in business!

karina said...

two on, no outs, let's score!

Spank said...

Oh yeah.Hi,Peeps. I should be washing my truck but Dodgers come first.

el montanero said...

Crap, Ely!

karen said...

Elymania IS dead

karina said...

Schadenfreude! Jints 1-Cards 4

Spank said...

Way to go,Lopes!

MR.F said...

Nevermind....

karina said...

"the first or third out can never be at third base"

karen said...

Hi Spank. This game is going fast. You will have plenty of time to wash the truck.

karen said...

Another close one at first.

rbnlaw said...

Nice day for a ballgame. My son has one in about 15 minutes.

Let's get back to this one.

Spank said...

Ethier has a .375 avg. I have not seen him get a basehit all year.

rbnlaw said...

ROBBED!

MR.F said...

That was probably because I was calling Harangue a fatty....

rbnlaw said...

Is the cure for Elymania more cowbell?

karina said...

@rbnlaw it's possible than more cowbell is the answer for many more problems :)

Spank said...

Dr.Spanktopus recommends more cowbell for everyone.

rbnlaw said...

Orangeview Junior High School alumni, Tiger Woods, one shot off the lead at The Masters, going to 18.

rbnlaw said...

Cowbell it is!

Spank said...

Except for Urine.He's a Gnat.

Spank said...

Elymania Lives!

Spank said...

Fuck

MR.F said...

Elymania is dead.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I'm all for being different from Torre, but Ely shouldn't have still been out there at 104 pitches.

Spank said...

You are dead to me,Ely.

el montanero said...

Please, Battletoad or Garland, get well soon.

Spank said...

Take him out already.Geez.

karina said...

I was about to say Ely had a quality start. Almost.

Jansen, you're on my fantasy team, do it well.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck Ely. He sucks ass. Always has. Except for when he hasn't.

I'm fickle.

Spank said...

I just put massive amounts of crushed red pepper and louisiana hot sauce on my pizza. No turning back now.

MR.F said...

I must say that the new mlb.tv adds are nice. There's no noise. Just still images of Volvo ads. It works for me.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whatever. We won the series anyways. That's what counts.

(cries)

MR.F said...

Nice one, Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's the power of Lopes.

Spank said...

way to go,lopes!

MR.F said...

Nice one, Kemp.

MR.F said...

Nice one, Kemp.

el montanero said...

Damn Harang is ugly.

Spank said...

score!

MR.F said...

Though quite lucky that time.

Spank said...

Uribe looks more like a turd than urine.

Spank said...

has tiger won yet?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@El M - I understand, but right now, the Canucks would have me shitting bricks. I'll take the Sharks over them any day.

karina said...

I'll take it

Spank said...

we got something going on here

Josh S. said...

Damn.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK BARAJAS

Spank said...

shit

karina said...

not a good hand there :(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We suck ass.

Spank said...

so thats that

Josh S. said...

I wish this team was as badass as the KCAL commercial makes them look.

karina said...

the upside is they did score a run, this game is totally winnable!

Spank said...

I agree with karina

sweepSweepSWEEP

karen said...

Well SHIT!

Josh S. said...

See what optimism gets you?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now we're fucked.

NicJ said...

Are we leading the league in HR's allowed?

Spank said...

I disagree with karina

crapCrapCRAP

karina said...

still winnable, sistah

Steve Sax said...

We are losing 5-2 to the camos. Boooooo!

karina said...

I got conflicting edits in the last comment.

Steve Sax said...

Hudson, with another base hit.

Nah, I'm really glad we have Uribe (0-for-2 today, batting .111).

Spank said...

Oh Snap! What is that growing on Cantu's face?

Steve Sax said...

SF losing 6-1 in the ninth inning

Josh S. said...

Thanks for showing up, XPaul!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Okay Aaron Miles is up now. This is where the magic happens.

Spank said...

Where's that optimism at,karina?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We are the fans of an awful baseball team.

karina said...

@Spank still here, it ain't over 'till it's over

el montanero said...

Sacre bleu, Cormier!

MR.F said...

Is it reasonable to agree with both MRLASC and Karina's last comments at the same time?

Steve Sax said...

We have a vaunted three-hit attack today

Nice of Xavier Paul to K on three pitches to start the eighth

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Everyone not named Kemp, Ethier or Gwynn has sucked today.

Steve Sax said...

Giants just lost 6-1

el montanero said...

@Mr. F,

Being a Dodger fan requires you to be so dexterous.

MR.F said...

Yeah... we suck.

Josh S. said...

Thankfully, the insurance run means no Taco.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We still won the war, so suck it, Whale's Vagina.

NicJ said...

Well on the bright side we might actually be on the plus side for run differential this series.



Oh shit, maybe not.

Josh S. said...

WHY DIDN'T YOU ACCEPT YOUR MINOR LEAGUE ASSIGNMENT CORMIER?!

Spank said...

It's over. : (

MR.F said...

That was not a strike.

MR.F said...

Nice one, Kemp.

Josh S. said...

I'm done with Loney.

MR.F said...

Yeah... we suck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney is dead weight at this point.

MR.F said...

I'm doney with Loney.

NicJ said...

Remember that rumor a while back about trading Loney, Martin, JMac, and others for A Gon?


(cries)

NicJ said...

I was done with Loney in spring training.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Why didn't Ned pull the trigger on Loney/Broxton for Prince Fielder?

Oh right, that deal never existed.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Just bring Sands up now and trade Loney for Ryan Theriot.

Mr. Customer said...

FUCK! you guys were supposed to have this one!

Orel said...

PGT up.

Spank said...

Booooooooooooooooooo!!