Saturday, April 09, 2011

Games 7 & 8 Thread: April 9 @ Padres, 5:30p

"Let's play one and part of one!"

GAME 1: The game is tied 2-2. Top of the ninth, Matt Kemp on first, no out. The Padres have Heath Bell on the mound. It's like God hit pause on his DVR. Both teams are struggling to score runs in spacious Petco, but the Padres are slightly more frustrated, having stolen five bases and left ten men on.

GAME 2: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0, 3.86) vs. Dustin Moseley (0-1, 1.29).

Kuroda threw deep into his first start, which the Dodgers won 7-5 over the Giants. His seven innings helped out the bullpen, and let's hope he does it again today because Don Mattingly won't have too many arms available to him after yesterday's Ironman triathlon (rain/tarp/baseball).

Former Angel Moseley is subbing for the injured Mat Latos (shoulder). Moseley's only pitched a total of two innings in his career against the Dodgers, so there's little history there. But who knows what powers he gains just by donning a Padres uniform?

The Dodgers are still at .500 and have a run differential of -11, yet they could be in first place in the NL West by day's end. April showers may bring May flowers, but something something something Mike Blowers.

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Dusty Baker said...

I don't want to screw up the mojo. I'm going to keep posting my masterful insight on Game 7 in yesterday's thread.

Josh S. said...

But you already posted here!

Josh S. said...

Shit! So did I!

Dusty Baker said...

*slaps forehead*

My post here was administrative and doesn't count for a Game 7 post, I hereby declare.

Steve Sax said...

Scooby doooby doo!

Steve Sax said...

I'm so psyched for tonight's game! If only there was a way to get my Dodgers baseball fix in, prior to tonight's game. Sigh.

Spank said...

Let's play dumb!

Paul said...

I'm out of enemy territory! Just made it past the Giants/Dodgers border to Arroyo Grande!

Now time for some barbaque baseball and beer.

NicJ said...

I just got Steiner'd on that last Barajas foul ball.

Neeebs said...

I'll take it.

Neeebs said...

Ruh Roh.

Spank said...

Yo,Neeebs! Kick in the bass!!!!

Neeebs said...

Where is everyone. We make victory party in other thread.

Time for din din.

Paul said...

Party over here!!!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

it's time for Dodgers baseball!

Paul said...

Oates says Epale Karina!!!

Paul said...

He also says never trust a guy with a mustache.

karen said...

Epale, Karina!

Do you have the game with Vin calling it tonite?

karina said...

@Paul hahahahahaha :)

@Karen sista, all I've got is Gameday

Paul said...

I sense a disturbance in the force....Neeebs must be choking on his dinner. Slow it down Neeebs.

Dusty Baker said...

===============================

Game 8



On the in-laws' sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

BBQ baseball, Paul? Is that a local delicacy?

karen said...

I'm ready for chapter 2 tonite!

karen said...

I read on one of the other threads today that Russ was dogging it last year. I had no idea. I just thought he was hurt.

karina said...

OT: I avoided to watch my son playing for the Yankees 'till this afternoon and my heart is broken. It's like knowing the love of your life is with someone else and he treats the other girl better than ever treated you :(

karen said...

All right, Junior. Start where you left off.

Spank said...

*drive by hateHateHATE*

karen said...

@Karina--I feel the same way. I couldn't decide if I was angry or jealous about Russ. I just know I'm not happy with the situation.

We scored! Yay!

karen said...

Damn you Chase Headley.

I HATE you Pods.

Paul said...

Yes Dusty it is a little rough on the teeth.

karen said...

He misses the tag!

Orel said...

MATT KEMP IS BULLETPROOF

karen said...

Matty doing Davey proud.

Paul said...

We are winning!!!

Lucky Oates baby.

Orel said...

The Bison is loose!

Paul said...

We are having a central cali wine off and I am clensing my pallet with beer. I might be making some weird comments later or weirder comments.

Dusty Baker said...

Better to be lucky than good, I guess. #BisonBaserunning

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

How will we know the difference in your comments?

Paul said...

Okay if my comments make total sense then start to worry.

Mr. Customer said...

Buona sera, ragazzi!

Paul said...

Uh oh here comes trouble with a whiskey smell.

Mr. Customer said...

Loving the Gwynn karma coming home to roost.

karen said...

Epale Mr. C!

Mr. Customer said...

Or whiskey with a trouble smell. Both are valid observations.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. Customer said...

Hey Karen!

Mr. Customer said...

Hooray for depth perception!

Dusty Baker said...

Wide Eyes!!!

Really seeing the ball lately, but then, how could he not?

karina said...

I like this trend of hitting doubles as lead-off

Neeebs said...

Din din done.

But watching Kings/Ducks and switching to Dodgers during breaks

Paul said...

Troubled Whiskey sounds like a good band name.

karina said...

gameday started playing with my feelings :(

Paul said...

If we win tonight I will clam down about the Dodgers till tomorrow.


Go Kings!!

karen said...

PetCo: Where fly balls go to die.

Josh S. said...

I've been out since 5 (despite drive-by comments in the other thread). Can someone give me a recap, in interpretive dance if possible?

Paul said...

So when my grandpa first immigrated from Mexico to East Los Angeles he worked at a gas station during the day and was butcher overnight/morning.

I'm sure both places are long gone but I need to find the locations if I can.

Josh S. said...

Paul, typo or are we doing seafood puns?

How was the baptism?

Spank said...

hedley

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Right now I'm wearing a tight leotard and wearing some strange face paint and doing some really avant garde, almost mime-like moves to illustrate Tony Gwynn's hot, timely hitting.

Josh S. said...

It's a trap!

Paul said...

Baptism went really great. Didn't think I'd be so moved by it. Pretty awesome.

Josh S. said...

Oh, Matty.

To be fair, I bet he thought that was gonna go foul.

Paul said...

Kinda of like the first time I saw my avatar picture.

Paul said...

Well baptism was a bit more moving..

Mr. Customer said...

Since when does Hawpe play first?

Dusty Baker said...

My boss just called and issued a directive to purchase tickets for the Thursday game because he wants one of those Lakers caps. The things I do for the office...

Dusty Baker said...

My god, Urine. Hitting less than .143.

Dusty Baker said...

Jamey Carroll HR coming up here.

Spank said...

*drive-by egging*

karen said...

I <3 our MSB

Dusty Baker said...

That single was the equivalent of a HR, in Carroll Land.

Dusty Baker said...

If you make the mistake and judge a man by his race/
You go through life with egg on your face

BBoys

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn is like Pierre, but with more power.

karen said...

What a throw, Bison!!

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah! Urine nailed him. O Dog seemed like he wasn't expecting a play at second.

Paul said...

I'm behind in my wine battle. Chardonnay and Reisling. But about to pound some Spanish Albarino on their asses then hit them with a Pinot Grigo.

White wines to put hair on your chest.

karina said...

@Dusty I might have more power than Pierre ;)

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Your Shoulder Gnome has more power than Pierre.

Ethier!!!!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

ATTA BOY, DRE!!!!!

karen said...

The first of many, Dre! (Let's hope)

Orel said...

ANDRE!

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Right now I'm doing the caterpillar to show you through the power of dance that Ethier just hit a HR.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine can move to .142 or so with a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

Look, Aubrey Huff is playing LF for Padres!

karen said...

Boy, did he misjudge that.

karen said...

Now if we can just keep this kind of play up I'll be a happy girl :)

Paul said...

Kuroda looking good. At least 20 seconds ago... (following on game day)

karen said...

Frisco losing in 8th...Yippee!

Josh S. said...

Steiner is really steinering it up tonight. He went on a tear about how Kemp and Ethier are the only Dodgers to hit home runs this season. You could hear the awkward pause as someone pointed out Loney's and Barajas' homers to him.

Paul said...

Where the hell is Spanky?!?

Dusty Baker said...

Spank came home with a suitcase of Buttwiper abt two hours ago, apparently, and has barely been heard from since..he did have a drive by egging.

Josh S. said...

Kuroda finally singles in a bases empty situation. Figures.

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn is hustlin like a mofo. I like it.

Josh S. said...

I'm diggin' Gwynn in Blue.

Fred's Brim said...

re-epale yall!
checking back in after being a good Mr FB

karen said...

I'll bet FJL liked modeling the Lakers cap much more then the snuggie.

Fred's Brim said...

I like Gwynn too. He was never as bad as his average last year. I don't know if he's any good, but he's not the complete bum some think of him as

Dusty Baker said...

Re- epale, FB!

Orel said...

I think Loney is actually a Rockets fan.

Orel said...

Isn't Re-epale a kind of beer?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney is a Rockets fan.

Fred's Brim said...

that is a narsty curveball

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp's uni is dirtier than it ever was last year.

Fred's Brim said...

would 2010 Matty have beaten that out?

Paul said...

No way that fuckin Pinot Blanc was better than my Grigio!!! I am gonna start a brawl.


*pours out some for Spankster*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp takes second!

Fred's Brim said...

I want one of those furious Uribe home runs that killed us last year when he was a Gnat

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Urine reached on an error so his AVG went down? Not fair.

Fred's Brim said...

Urine is swinging too hard

Fred's Brim said...

or not hard enough

Fred's Brim said...

has Ellis always been up? Or did they send Gimenez down?

karen said...

Happy Birthday A.J. Now do something.

Dusty Baker said...

Deduno is a name that cries out for mocking.

Fred's Brim said...

slap it, Jamey!

Fred's Brim said...

hmm it would have been nice to get a run or two there

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Down goes Jamey.

Josh S. said...

Deduno DeShulds.

karen said...

FB--Ellis has been up. Dodgers carrying 3 catchers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's because Hector can play first as well as catch.

Fred's Brim said...

ok that makes sense. i hadnt heard his name so far (in the games I've seen at least)

Josh S. said...

Hold together, Hiro!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

YOU STILL CAN'T BEAT US, YOU IDJITS, YOU CAN ONLY TIE THE GAME.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Was it cap night at PETCO?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, I thought they got the force at third.

Dusty Baker said...

What was Uribe saying to Kuroda? In what language?

Josh S. said...

Someone on The Show's design team has a sense of humor: When you play at Petco as the Dodgers, there's a Beat LA chant...from one lone voice in the crowd.

Fred's Brim said...

"wear your cap to the game, watch a couple of teams who can't hit too good"

karina said...

@Fred's Brim @Czar and Gimenez sure can hit

Josh S. said...

Uribe was asking for hitting tips.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck, I suppose they can beat us now.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah! timely DP!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oooh, nice play by James!

Josh S. said...

Messy, but effective!

Fred's Brim said...

switched to the Tyskie beer

Dusty Baker said...

Kuroda still in.

Paul said...

Dodgers Are winning still?

Nice!!!

Orel said...

Dammit, Giants fail to lose again to the Cards.

Fred's Brim said...

swiped!

karen said...

Junior's got the mojo in that yard.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn's getting it done.

Mr. Customer said...

Nice to have a Dodgers team that remembers how to run.

Josh S. said...

OK, Frank, time to turn left field into Gwynndale.

Fred's Brim said...

The Beard delivers!

Josh S. said...

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO EVERY DAY.

Fred's Brim said...

I say we do it! Who's with me?!

karina said...

*Snoopy dance*

Fred's Brim said...

stank-ass gnats

karen said...

Dammit. gnats come back and beat Cards.

Josh S. said...

When did Davey get back?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre not picking up that breaking ball very well

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with the rip!

karen said...

I'm really liking the 2011 version of Matty Kemp.

Spank said...

The San Diego Chicken just saved my life!

Dusty Baker said...

.120 now for Urine. Jeesh, I really don't not like this guy but damn.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - Vin said he was back for the earlier game

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank - explain. Did he go on a beer run for you?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm with you, FB.

What are we doing?

Josh S. said...

Uribench, please.

Paul said...

Playing the Padres is fun. .

Dusty Baker said...

Kuroda still in.

Paul said...

I knew a guy who was about to be deported but married the San Diego Chicken and now has temp residency.

Josh S. said...

@FB: Thanks! He really does work magic with Matty.

Orel said...

Hope somebody's up in the pen.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB playing like this every day, like Josh suggested (or demanded)

Fred's Brim said...

Koki's looking a little tuckered

Josh S. said...

Jorge Cantu has emoticon facial hair. =)

Spank said...

The Dodgers are winning?

The Dodgers are winning!

Fred's Brim said...

WOW great play James!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney gets a 10 from the Russian judge.

karen said...

What a play by FJL!

Josh S. said...

STUMBLONEY!

Mr. Customer said...

That there's James Loney, boys and girls

Fred's Brim said...

who pitches the 9th?
Does Donny pull a Torre and yank Hiro?

karina said...

kneel before royalty :)

Paul said...

I wish I was watching the game. This Internet following is hard.

Spank said...

If only the Loney can hit.

karina said...

@Paul gameday has been driving me crazy tonight,how about you?

karina said...

@Spank he will...he has the tools

Fred's Brim said...

Hiro on deck!

Fred's Brim said...

nice, Jamey!

Fred's Brim said...

it's not often a starting pitcher gets 5 ABs in a game

karen said...

His kneecap was on the side of his leg?! Yikes

Spank said...

I have no idea what Karen is talking about? But my imagination has taken that kneecap to a new level.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The kneecap is a strange anatomical feature.

Fred's Brim said...

@karen I got I little queasy when I heard that

Dusty Baker said...

Torre would have pulled Kuroda in the 5th.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hiro's still making 'em swing and miss.

Fred's Brim said...

nasty, Hiro!

Spank said...

So tell me peeps,is Kuroda kicking ass?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, Uribe almost had that one.

Fred's Brim said...

Hawpe, give a rest already, you dick

karina said...

Hiro, my hero

Spank said...

hedley

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon, Hiro, you're already on a short leash.

Fred's Brim said...

hmmm

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BROXTON'S PITCHING TWICE IN ONE DAY. HIS ARM IS RUINED. STOOPID MATTINGLY.

Josh S. said...

Damn. Hiro always comes THIS CLOSE toncomplete games.

karen said...

I like that Donnie let him try for the CG and didn't do the Torre yank.

Spank said...

I won't say a goddamn word.

Dusty Baker said...

Brox. Wow. This could be amazing or shitty.

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