Sunday, May 01, 2011

Game 29 Thread: May 1 vs. Pads, 1p

"Fly, my pretty!"

Jon Garland (1-1, 3.60) vs. Dustin Moseley (0-3, 1.99).

Precious little joy in Dodgertown these days, so let's focus on the good: Andre Ethier, owner of the second-longest hitting streak in L.A. Dodgers history. He's currently at 26 straight games, with a decent chance at 27 — being 3 for 3 lifetime against Moseley (including a home run).

photo by Harry How/Getty Images

147 comments:

Alex Cora said...

Looks like Andre is using the Force.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Derek Jeter is hitting .250? But they're all game-winners, right?

Dusty Baker said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HCK activated. Jansen demoted.

Spank said...

About time we get some color in Left Field.

Neeebs said...

Blue is Blue.

Dusty Baker said...

We still need some color on 1B.

Dusty Baker said...

True, Neeebs, true.

Spank said...

Suck is Suck

Paul said...

Damn. Spankofesto averted.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still looking for the Spankofesto (note: last night I misinterpreted and was expecting a Spankfest). Alas, I'll be at the game. Someone email it to me if it comes in! I can tack it to Frank McCourt's door, Martin Luther style.

158 Loge, Row B, Seat 22. Be there, fools.

Dusty out. (specifically, to In N Out.)

Spank said...

Sorry,peeps. No manifesto. It was so long the floppy disc on my Apple II did not have enough memory to save.

Paul said...

We need to get you a word processor. I think I have one from my first year of law school before they made that crappy Laptop software that crashed on every fourth person during finals.

Spank said...

The coffee is kicking in and Dustys first comment at 10:53am has also kicked in.

Snap!

Paul said...

Little man sleeping trying to get some work done with the MLB game mix on to keep me updated.

Over/under on nap time is 45 minutes.

Paul said...

Giants losing 3-2. Burrell up.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Gnats!

Was listening to this one on the way into the Yard. How did Nats go ahead after I left off 2-2?

Beautiful day for a ballgame. Wish you were all here so we could make sweet, sweet love together then have a group dry hump of Kemp. And there would be cartoon bears, too.

Paul said...

Cool homeless guy hit a single and bad giants outfielder made a two base error. Setting up an easy Nat run.

Dusty Baker said...

Some folks dressed up like it was 1981 (out of towners: it's a throwback day w free 1981 tees given out). I'm assuming it's a theme and that's not a new fashion trend.

Paul said...

Nevermind that was when they stranded cool homeless guy. The run came when old catcher dude scored on a fielder's choice hit by light hitting third base guy.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx Paul. See, as a Nats fan for my secondary team, I can get back to loving Werth. I always wanted to.

Dusty Baker said...

Who is on third today w Zimmer out?

Paul said...

J. Hairston is at the hot corner. Hitting a cool .196.

Paul said...

Jason W. will always be a fav if for nothing else when he was a dodger and caught the final out of a game at AT&T and stuck out his glove to the fans. A big fuck you. I am sure they were giving him shit all night.

Spank said...

@ Dusty

Are they wearing Hang Ten polo shirts?

Steve Sax said...

How about Gotcha shorts?

Steve Sax said...

Sax is limping today (literally). I think it will be the 15-day DL, retro to Saturday.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty did you wear fluorescent colors?

Steve Sax said...

Hypercolor, maybe?

Steve Sax said...

Ah, who the fuck am I kidding. If Dusty is at the Stadium, he has no cell service and can't read this anyway...

Spank said...

Dusty is wearing a RELAX shirt.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Jansen sent to Chattanooga (AA)

Steve Sax said...

SPANKY SAY RELAX

Spank said...

Nice inning by Garland.

RELAX

Steve Sax said...

Ground out ground out strikeout

On to B1, 0-0

Steve Sax said...

Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf on the radio play-in song! Nice, Vin!

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn grounds out to Hudson

Steve Sax said...

Sax's plane waiting to be towed into the gate. Love the AtBat11 iPhone app.

Come on, Andre!

Steve Sax said...

No streak there, Andre.

Three up three down for the Dodgers.

Cyndi Lauper's She Bop as the fadeout song. Again, nice job KABC!

Mr. Customer said...

Ruh-roh, early trouble.

Mr. Customer said...

Shit, can we start over?

Mr. Customer said...

The sinker does not appear to be sinking.

NicJ said...

Looks like we are gOing to have to put a dent in Mosley's Sub 2.00 ERA if we are going to win.

(cries)

Spank said...

WHAT HAPPENED!!! NOOOOOOO!!!

WE ARE LOSING!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

This game is getting emoted from MLB.tv to game day. I don't want to witness if it gets out of hand.

NicJ said...

Good teams don't lose to the padres at home. So that should explain it.

Spank said...

Another great crowd on hand.

Mr. Customer said...

Demoted, I meant.

…but that works, too.

Spank said...

hedley

Spank said...

That foul ball by Loney maxed out his hitting power for another month.

Mr. Customer said...

Why are we using Navarro again?

Josh S. said...

Afternoon, kids!

Is this game sucking as much as I think it is?

Mr. Customer said...

At least that much, Josh.

Mr. Customer said...

We have had more errors than baserunners.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shitty Dioner is shitty.

NicJ said...

Seems like the dodgers have had Loney kids jerseys as a promotion for the past three years now.

Mr. Customer said...

The admiral comes through!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Why is Jamey not leading off more?

Mr. Customer said...

Also, I'm not sure why we didn't bunt there...

Mr. Customer said...

Well, at least it's not gonna be a no-hitter.

Josh S. said...

It's a fact: Every time Steve Lyons goes on about how the Dodgers "should" beat the sub-500 teams on their schedule, they don't.

Spank said...

Burt Hooten

NicJ said...

Miles is poopy.

Spank said...

Come on Dre. give us something to cheer for,mutt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate you, Aaron Miles.

Mr. Customer said...

Dre's not gonna get that many more chances at it in a games like this.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woo! 27 game on-base streak!

Mr. Customer said...

OK, the two guys that can hit are on base. Anybody else?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Uribe homer here. Calling it.

Josh S. said...

Fuckin' Pee-pee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GODDAMMIT

Mr. Customer said...

That would be a "NO"

NicJ said...

I'm torn on which Uribe I dislike the most. The one that was hitting walkoff HRs against us as a gint or the one that sucks as a Dodger.

Mr. Customer said...

He's Cody Ross in reverse.

Mr. Customer said...

So, when will the team get sold again?

Mr. Customer said...

Except for that little snag, Garland has pitched pretty well.

Spank said...

Hey! We got a runner on base.Let's get this shit rocking.

(cries)

Spank said...

Fuck! Double play.

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WHY WON'T YOU GO AWAY, AARON MILES? WHY MUST YOU TORTURE ME SO?

Mr. Customer said...

TAKE A PITCH, fer chrisakes

Josh S. said...

In a season of shitty offensive performances, this one may just be the shittiest. Not getting no-hit, but we might as well be.

Mr. Customer said...

I don't much care for this team at the moment.

Josh S. said...

That's a lot of fannywhacking.

Fred's Brim said...

I can't wait until we don't need Aaron Miles anymore

Josh S. said...

(Not really all that)Hot Sister in to put the game out of reach, as if it wasn't already.

Fred's Brim said...

and epale, yall

Erin said...

I don't care what any of you say: there is absolutely nothing homoerotic about men playing sports.

Spank said...

Whatsupale FB

Fred's Brim said...

when will Hawksworth take Guh-Rear's job as one of the set-up men?
If he keeps slinging those high-90's fastballs for strikes, I say it should be now

Fred's Brim said...

Desperate Housewives is still on TV?

Mr. Customer said...

What's that, Erin? I couldn't hear over the sound of ass-slapping.

Spank said...

Booooooooooo!

I want to hear an instrumental version of GBA by Nancy Bea.

Josh S. said...

Today's GBA singer was 81 in 1981.

NicJ said...

I'll take it!!

Spank said...

I'll buy that for a dollar.

#Dre Day

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ANDRE

Josh S. said...

OK, fuck it. We can lose now.

NicJ said...

We still have something to cheer for at least one more day!!!

Besides new ownership.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, at least there's that.

Spank said...

100

Steve Sax said...

the good news: Andre extends the streak with a hit in the seventh

the bad news: dodgers are otherwise impotent

Steve Sax said...

well, SF lost two of three to the Nats, including today's loss

Rox are down 8-4 to the Pirates

Paul said...

What did I miss?

Mr. Customer said...

Whole lotta nothin', Paul.

Spank said...

Urine with the glove.

Paul said...

Damn. When does the easy part of the schedule start?

Cc: Joe Block.

Paul said...

Urine is turning into Loney, all glove and no bat love*

*not intended to be a homoerotic statement...or at least I don't think so.

Spank said...

O Dog looks like Otis Nixon's younger brother.

NicJ said...

Haha, McDowell'd

Paul said...

Yoda looks like Otis Nixon's younger brother.

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank do you mean Donell Nixon? Or another younger brother?

Fred's Brim said...

woop! let's get some runs!

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

Are we going to lose again?

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

#lifeslittlepleasures
muting Stuart Scott

Fred's Brim said...

keep fightin, Jamey!

Spank said...

Vin talking shit. "The Dodgers could use some D batteries".lol

Fred's Brim said...

Padres have played us close to the lines all weekend and it has helped them out on a bunch of plays. Just based on my memory of past games, I don't remember much being hit to the alleys, so that's probably a good move

karina said...

Epale everyone!

dull game, I guess

karina said...

btw, on my local paper there was an article stating that Juan Uribe will play third because of Sandoval's injury

*cries*

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, Uribe is a very versatile player!

karina said...

@Fred's Brim i wouldn't mind if he goes back to the Giants

Paul said...

I hope that paper is right.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't want to watch a sub-standard HCK

Spank said...

I hope Urine takes Loney with him when he goes back to the Gnats

Spank said...

We can't catch a break. Watch the Padres get a hit now.

Paul said...

I wish the Lakers series started today.

Spank said...

The Grizzlies are fucking hot!

Spank said...

Sweet Freedom,McDougals coming in for Kuo.

NicJ said...

McCourt's on field success chart might be taking a hit this year.

karina said...

enjoy the rest of your Sunday,boys and girls,in better ways than watching the Dodgers

*keeps thinking this is just one month bad streak*

Josh S. said...

Fuck yeah, no save for Taco!

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina!

Way to find the silver lining, Josh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck Heath Bell.

Mr. Customer said...

Alright, I'm out.

Steve Sax said...

great. not only are we getting pummeled, but I also got a Brad Hawpe badge to boot.

Spank said...
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Spank said...

You're fired,Dodgers.

Josh S. said...

Every team gets one double grand slam per season, right?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hurry up and die so this torture can end.

Josh S. said...

Dusty Baker went to this shitfest and all he got was a lousy t-shirt.

Dusty Baker said...

I did get a fairly sweet t-shirt, indeed!

Look, folks, I just ran some Sabermetrics. Data show that we.7suck3.

Dusty Baker said...

You know what can be fun? Reading a GT in reverse. Hence, you get things like "What's that, Erin? I couldn't hear over the sound of ass-slapping" without any context.

Dusty Baker said...

No MFPGT. But that's fine, I like just wallowing in this GT. Seems appropriate.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread finally up. Sorry about that, boys. I am really slow getting around.

Steve Sax said...

As is the Dodgers' offense.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: The ass-slapping comment referred to one of the Orlando Hudson-engineered GIDPs (I think this one was Miles' GIDP). Hudson fed Bartlett and while Gwynn was charging second base to break up the double play, Bartlett made the throw and Fox Prime Ticket super-slow-mo'd the replay to show Hudson slapping Bartlett's ass following his throw, as if to get him out of the way of Gwynn, congratulate him for the turn, and also enjoy a little homoerotic fun on the diamond. Hey, why not?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Thanks. Cool! I would have much rather watched some gay porn than the game on the field, had I had the option.