Monday, May 02, 2011

Game 30 Thread: May 2 vs. Cubbies, 7p

"Fly, my pretty!"

Clayton Kershaw (2-3, 3.52) vs. James Russell (1-3, 8.31).

Precious little joy in Dodgertown these days, so let's focus on the good: Andre Ethier, owner of the third-longest hitting streak in Dodgers history. He's currently at 26 27 straight games, with a decent chance at 27 28 — having faced Russell only once previously (and gotten out).

Sax's note: Given the overlapping time of the Lakers-Mavericks Game 1 (7.30 tip), please feel free to use this GT for both games. ESPN's accuscore has the Lakers as 64% favorites tonight. Go Dodgers! Go Lakers!

photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP

194 comments:

Paul said...

Carroll SS,
Sands 1B,
Ethier RF,
Kemp CF,
Uribe 3B,
Thames LF,
Barajas C,
De Jesus 2B,
Kershaw P

Paul said...

Viva El Spankofesto!

Spank said...

Chapter One


The End of Innocence

(The Truth About The Non-Benching of Sands)

Loney Fan said...

WHAT?! No Loney? Great, now we have no chance of winning.

Neeebs said...

@LF:

I have a very nice Loney Bobblehead that I'm willing to part with for real cheap.

Whaddya say?

Paul said...

What happen to the good old days when we just complained about Loney's lack of power?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dusty's Nats beat the Gnats.

MR.F said...

I'm all for the Nats beating the Gnats.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aaron Harang is such an ugly fuck.

Josh S. said...

Harumph.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats!

Mr. Customer said...

Working late, Vinny!

Mr. Customer said...

I know I hid some booze around here somewhere, though.

karen said...

I'm pulling up a chair, Vinny!!

Paul said...

BREAKING: The Spankofesto has caused riots in small farm communities like Dinuba, Reedley and San Diego.

Dusty Baker said...

Didn't we just play this pack of assholes?

Spank said...

Smoking crack,Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Also Upper Durham County, I heard. Shit is spreading.

Dusty Baker said...

You know when you start out playing a sports game on your favorite gaming system, and how if you don't get right off to the start you wanted you just lean over and hit reset and start the game over?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aw fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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NicJ said...

Like a said last time Clayton has been disappointing his last few outings.

Hopefully he turns it around tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Does Gameday start a Live Look-in just as an inning ends on purpose? Some shady stuff is going on here...

NicJ said...

What the hell is going on with the hawks!?

They are winning!!

Spank said...

Pre-emptive Boooooooooooooo!!

Mr. Customer said...

I hope we can hit today.

Paul said...

Now I can pay attention, Dre up.

NicJ said...

I have a feeling this is going to be a frustrating night.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hopefully more chances than that.

karen said...

Our line-up looks mighty meek tonite.

NicJ said...

What the hell is up with all these two out hits?

NicJ said...

How does Vin think of these things?

Mr. Customer said...

That's improvement from yesterday. I'll take what I can get.

Spank said...

Urine comes through

NicJ said...

Charles Barkley is going to push that "Kobe is old and can't do it anymore" every year until he is right.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Urine!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

2 PG
24 SG
15 SF
16 PF
17 C

Spank said...

I need three t.v's right now

NicJ said...

Mike Quade kind of looks like robocop when he doesn't have his helmet on.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't care for Barajas much.

Dusty Baker said...

Lamar is sweating like VPad already.

Spank said...

Fucking House!!!

karen said...

Stoopid fan

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

IDJ!

NicJ said...

Fucking idiot, toss his ass out.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

in front of the computer, Vinny!

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina! We're winning!

Spank said...

Hey Hey We scored two runs

Spank said...

Nice Urine

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That should guarantee three more opportunities for Andre.

Dusty Baker said...

What are these strange "runs" you speak of?

Mr. Customer said...

I submit for your consideration:

Is Darwin Barney the most incongruous First/Last name pairing in baseball?

NicJ said...

It's good to see the lakers are sticking to their plan of shooting a ton of long jumpshots.

karen said...

Epale, Karina!

How's Miranda doing?

NicJ said...

Jerry sands leads the league in almost homeruns.

Spank said...

So close

Mr. Customer said...

Dre looks like he'll need all of those chances.

Spank said...

Gasol?

Gasol!

Dusty Baker said...

Two white guys who can't play defense shooting over each other repeatedly - fun!

Spank said...

Kobe looks limber. Too bad his fingers are so fucked he can't hold on to the ball.

Paul said...

BREAKING: Law enforcement at the scene of the riots but had bad intel and tried to pacify the angry mobs with Mickey's instead of S. Reserve causing more tension.

Spank said...

We're taking it to the streets,y'all!

NicJ said...

I think Kobe needs to shoot the ball a few more times.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's games like these where I wish the Lakers had two seven-footers.

Oh wait...

Spank said...

Odom needs to man up.

Paul said...

No Starlin Castro jokes guys? Dusty? Josh?

Spank said...

Big Rod

Mr. Customer said...

Barajas badge in arrivo.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hot Rod.

Spank said...

I get a badge when Kershaws beard fills out five years from now.

Mr. Customer said...

It'll never happen. Nothing can conceal that chin.

Spank said...

Kerhshaw has more hair on his beard than the coach of the Cubs and the home plate ump have combined.

NicJ said...

Squeeze with a catcher!?

Spank said...

horrible bunt

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wow that kinda sucks.

Mr. Customer said...

It would have to be perfect to score Rod's wide ass. It wasn't.

Paul said...

Come on Sands. Knock Joey Lawerence out of the game.

Spank said...

Get a hit Sands,tierra ,dirt,mutt,whatever.

Paul said...

Triple!!!!!!

Spank said...

There it is.About fucking time,mang.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sandman!

Mr. Customer said...

Sands! Now can we get Dre a hit?

Spank said...

That's a hit!!!

Dre DAY!!

NicJ said...

YAY!!

Mr. Customer said...

YES, IN FACT!

Paul said...

Dre!!!!! 28!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The long national nightmare is over!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Halfway there, Andre!

Spank said...

D.FISH!!

Mr. Customer said...

That's a sobering thought. 56 is a lot of fucking games.

Spank said...

Ron Artest:Peacemaker

Paul said...

Fish!

Spank said...

D.FISH!!

NicJ said...

Thank you JET!!

Spank said...

Oh Shit! Three point foul behind half court.

Spank said...

WTF is going on with this game.

karen said...

Mavs can't get out of the half

MR.F said...

Interesting end of the half there.

NicJ said...

MavsFail!!

Spank said...

*Dodger Mode*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not bad, Lakers.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C 7:54:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Cubs' first three hitters being named Starlin, Darwin, and Marlon. That shit ain't right.

Spank said...

Booooooooo!

MR.F said...

=/

MR.F said...

There we go.

Mr. Customer said...

That's better.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Et tu, Blake?

Spank said...

Weak hits.

MR.F said...

Vin talkin' about the Sean Casey at-bat. Classic.

Spank said...

mmmm. Nice curve

Spank said...

*Laker Mode*

MR.F said...

Nice pass Ron-Ron.

MR.F said...

Nice three, Kobe.

Spank said...

LAKERS BABY!!

MR.F said...

Loney's flyball power.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is Herman Munster there to watch his team collapse on itself?

MR.F said...

ARGH!

Spank said...

FUCK!

MR.F said...

Terrible shot, Ron-Ron.

Paul said...

Does this mean we get to go on Mr. Bubba's wild ride in the 9th?

Mr. Customer said...

I say we just let Mr. Toad bring it on home, Gossage style.

MR.F said...

SOOOO many turnovers.

Spank said...

6 point lead.

MR.F said...

FUCKKKKKKKKK

Spank said...

FUCKING SHIT!!!

Paul said...

Fuck lakers!!

NicJ said...

Why do we even have 7 footers on the team?

Spank said...

Lilly still looks confused.

Paul said...

@Mr. C

A two inning save???? How uncivilized!!

Spank said...

Schrempf

MR.F said...

Stop shooting, Ron-Ron.

Spank said...

BEAN!

Spank said...

BEAN!!

Mr. Customer said...

Holy crap, it's all Kobe, all the time.

MR.F said...

Phew.

MR.F said...

Thank goodness Peja is useless when he's not shooting threes.

Paul said...

Bubba and the jukebox in.

MR.F said...

"Here comes Jonathon Broxton."

My heart can't take this!!!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Is there a way we can win and he can still lose his job?

Spank said...

The masochist in me wants to change the channel to watch Brox.

NicJ said...

I can watch the lakers blow it or broxton blow it.

Life is full of choices.

MR.F said...

Over/under on runs Broxton gives up is 2.

MR.F said...

Or should it be 3?

MR.F said...

That wasn't a scare... because I expected it to be a home run.

Spank said...

So close....oh, my bad.

MR.F said...

Damn these threes.

Spank said...

1-2-3 Brox.

Nice win Dodgers.

Mr. Customer said...

Holy shit!

Paul said...

We make party!!!

MR.F said...

Nice play, Lamar and Matt.

Josh S. said...

Fucking Broxt...WHUUUUUUAAA?

MR.F said...

Nice team steal.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That wasn't so bad.

Mr. Customer said...

Lamar is awake tonight.

MR.F said...

It's too bad Broxton blew ano--wait what?!

Spank said...

FUCK YOU DIRK!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, so you wait until I compliment you, then jack up a useless 3 attempt?

MR.F said...

Nicely done Lamar!

Spank said...

Nice basket Dash.

MR.F said...

WITH THE RIGHT HAND!

Spank said...

Odom should just take it to Peja every time he touches the ball

Spank said...

BEAN!

Nice block Dash

Spank said...

Crazy.

Spank said...

BEAN!

MR.F said...

GEEZ

Spank said...

Horrible pass Kobe

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh shit.

Paul said...

It looked like Dirk took four steps on that basket.

Paul said...

Timberlake looks scared.

Spank said...

Jackson is using his Zen powers

Spank said...

Lame call.Fucking europeans

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck me in the armpit.

Spank said...

Always flopping

Paul said...

Wonder who takes this shot...

MR.F said...

WHAT THE FUCK

Mr. Customer said...

Fucking hell.

Paul said...

Fuck!!

Spank said...

fuck that

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's bullshit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tie or win?

karen said...

I'm just going to close my eyes.

Mr. Customer said...

Gotta take the two.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK

MR.F said...

Well fuck-diddily-uck.

Mr. Customer said...

son of a hur.

karen said...

Well shit

Spank said...

That was a good look. Damm!

Mr. Customer said...

Way to squander a lead, boys. This one is totally on you.

Spank said...

True, Mr.C.

Lakers....You're fired.

MR.F said...

Definitely, Mr. C.

NicJ said...

I know this was a team loss but Kobe really needs to stay with his Fucking man on defense and not leave to help on someone that has no business being double teamed.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If the Bulls and OKC are still alive, we're still alive.

Spank said...

I have total confidence that Los Lakers will rebound from this. Plus,we are playing Dallas so there's that.