Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Game 31 Thread: May 3 vs. Cubbies, 7p

"Fly, my pretties!"

Chad Billingsley (2-1, 4.46) vs. Ryan Dempster (1-3, 9.58).

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 27 28 straight games, with a decent chance at 28 29 — being 7 for 20 lifetime against Dempster (including a home run).

Sax's note: I'll be at the game tonight. Email us or leave a comment in this thread if you want to meet up; I'm on the field level this evening (third base side). Oh, and that stratospheric Dempster ERA: although his last start was a horriffic 0.1 IP, 4H, 4 BB, 7 ER, 1 HR, 0 K outing (jumping his ERA by almost two full runs in the process), Dempster hasn't had his ERA below 6.30 all year (which is almost two full runs above his career ERA of 4.46).

photo by Alex Gallardo/AP

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

karina said...

200!

Paul said...

204!

karina said...

204!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

205

Dean said...

Here goes Broxton 2 and 0

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh - no walks, please

Dean said...

Yep, it's over.

Dean said...

5 ball in a row now.

karina said...

no more walks, Brox

Spank said...

Brox has to make up for his 1-2-3 night yesterday

Josh S. said...

Baby Huey needs to speed up his delivery. NO THINK! THROW!

Dean said...

I wish Vin could say what he really thinks of Broxton.

Spank said...

Bring in sweaty bastard!

Josh S. said...

STRIKES, MOTHERFUCKER! THROW THEM!

Paul said...

Broxton is either tired from last night or hurt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Le sigh.

MR.F said...

This just in: Broxton sucks.

Spank said...

fucking horrid.HORRID

Paul said...

Fuck he doesn't have it just pull him already or buy some time

Josh S. said...

At least Mattingly gets someone up when Brox struggles. Torre NEVER would.

Dean said...

I really feel bad for him. Broxton has lost it. I wish him well. But he has to go. Closers do not do this.

Josh S. said...

I believe that was stalling.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Donnie's got bedbugs or something?

Josh S. said...

IT'S A MIRACLE!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In comes Hawksworth.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So how many people will get pissed at Mattingly if Hawksworth blows this?

Fred's Brim said...

This has to be it for Brox as the closer

Josh S. said...

Torre broke him.

Josh S. said...

Heh. I forgot he got an out.

Spank said...

@ Czar

I will be pissed because i wanted Padilla in there

Paul said...

I like variety when it comes to crappy pitching.

Fred's Brim said...

I wonder if there are any bonuses in Padilla's contract for saves. I remember he had a bunch around starter stats (starts, wins, innings)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Spank - You'd want Chente pitching every game like Old Hoss.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul this team is a royal sampler of crappy relieving

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOOLShit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blergity blerg blerg.

Josh S. said...

10 PRINT FUCK
20 GO TO 10

Spank said...

Kiss my fucking grits.Shit!

MR.F said...

I feel bad for Brox, but he really should not be closing right now.

Dusty Baker said...

IH8COLLETTI is back! YES!!!!!!!

Dean said...

That's the last we see of Broxton as closer, of Mattingly is a douche.Really can't blame Kemp for the way he played that.

Josh S. said...

DIE DEWITT DIE

Fred's Brim said...

I am tired

Paul said...

He wasn't closing tonight. Still looked tired.

Dusty Baker said...

Torre would have started Brox the next day game and let him struggle then also try to close.

Fred's Brim said...

I feel bad for Bills too

karina said...

here comes the walk-off

Dusty Baker said...

I feel bad for me having to watch this rabble of shite.

Fred's Brim said...

Does Brox even have a role on this team if he's not the closer? What can he do at this point? Can he set up?

Dusty Baker said...

As in, I'm going to walk off to the fridge and get a beer.

Paul said...

We might not score 3 runs in the next 20 innings.

Dusty Baker said...

I think Broxton has a role as a bus boy up in the Dodger Stadium Club.

Dean said...

I will be in Citi for the 3 games this weekend. It was really tough to spend that kind of $ and now I know it was a mistake. I can only hope Andre's streak is still going, cause that is what the season is becoming. Individual stats and hoping Frank wont trade our core.

Spank said...

Brox can make the gatorade.

Fred's Brim said...

this is making me weepy for the salad days of Octavio Dotel

Josh S. said...

Carlos Marmol?

Paul said...

That was a romantic embrace.

Dusty Baker said...

@Dean

I was at the Yard on Sunday when we got stomped but could still cheer for 'Dre. It's not a lot, but it's something. Gotta cling to something.

Dean said...

@ Dusty

I hear that. Also if there is a team as sad as the Dodgers it is the Mets, we might have a chance.

Josh S. said...

Loney will save us...


...from watching this game any longer.

Paul said...

Can Broxton play first?

MR.F said...

All comes down to Loney.

Fred's Brim said...

maybe James should try batting right handed

MR.F said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

Loney used to be a pitcher. Maybe he can close.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

MR.F said...

Loney closed this game out at least.

Fred's Brim said...

OK we take tomorrow's game and win the series

goodnight everyone

Spank said...

Booooooooooooo!!

Josh S. said...

Oh yeah, I really want to ditch work to watch THIS team.

Josh S. said...

@FB: And get back to .500!

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shit-sucking jesus, we suck.

Spank said...

CHENTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

futility is Dodgers' middle name.I'm optimistic but the team is changing my point of view :(

Josh S. said...

Outside of most of the division leaders, every team is playing mediocre to terrible baseball. At least we're not alone.

Dusty Baker said...

We need to make some moves. Not jsut being a Dodger Talk call-in sort of idiot, but clearly our strategy of solid starting pitching, light-hitting white guys, two actual MLB level hitters and fielders, and using animated orange cones for middle and late relief is not working. We need to shake things up. Bench Loney for Sands? A trade? Bring someone up (Carlos Santan....oh)? etc...has to be done. Otherwise, we're just dragging the bottom.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BEATING DEAD HORSE ALERT

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASC

Don't let it stop you! Go, go, go!!!

MR.F said...

I've given up on the season already. We aren't going to contend. It's just not gonna happen with the McCourt situation and everything.

Spank said...

We're fucked.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, sorry. Almost forgot:

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

We are not a good baseball team. That is all.

MR.F said...

Yup.

Mr. Customer said...

A successful 2011 season in my book would be putting Frank out on his ass, and somehow convincing the players on this team that are worth keeping that they shouldn't get the fuck out of town the first chance they get. Is that too much to ask?

Dusty Baker said...

My mark of success would be overthrowing Sax's decree pertaining to the shameless gouging on beer prices during businessperson's special day games at the Yard. Anything less would be a losing season.

Paul said...

My avatar is in honor of the new closer.

Paul said...

Our team is not good, our high level farm system is not good, our owner is not good, our hots dogs are pretty fuckin good.

Paul said...

okay I am game. I am listening to Dodger talk.

MR.F said...

Yeah. I think this season can still be enjoyed (they're still the Dodgers, and McCourt getting shown the door, hopefully, is great) if we just accept that the team is not good.

Dusty Baker said...

What's the word on Dodger Talk, Paul? You're a stronger man than I.

Paul said...

@Dusty

Broxton's problems are a nice diversion for people who can't see the rest of the issues.

It is like being on the Titanic and complaining about the dinner.

Dusty Baker said...

If I were on the Titanic, I'd be complaining about the port and demanding a better vintage.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If I were on the Titanic, I'd try to point out the iceberg to the first mate.

Paul said...

The owner of the titanic would not give you a half price deal on that port.

Josh S. said...

If we were all on the Titanic, we'd all be trying to bang Kate Winslet.

Paul said...

They way Jansen looked last year I really thought he could step in after a month or two this year.

Didn't see that Double A demotion in his future.

Paul said...

If I was on the Titanic I'd be coked out of my mind cause it helps with my headaches and allergies.

Spank said...

If I was on the Titanic I would snort Paul's cocaine,bang Kate Winslet then dry hump Leo.

Spank said...

300!

Mr. Customer said...

If I were on the Titanic, I'd rearrange the deck chairs.

Paul said...

k done with Dodger talk.

They just told me that Pitchers get hurt a lot, especially ones that throw hard.

Good to know....good to know.

The show actually is better than last year for what it is worth.

Mr. Customer said...

…to spell "JAMES CAMERON, YOU FUCKING TOOL", just to mess with him.

Paul said...

DAMMIT!!

Spanky is always stealing my drugs in these scenarios!!

Steve Sax said...

We are going nowhere

Mr. Customer said...

I'm going to bed. That's somewhere.

Paul said...

Cameron should make an epic movie and have Billy Corgan produce the score!!

Epic baby epic.

Mr. Customer said...

Better yet, Billy Corgan should make a vmusic video and have it directed by James Cameron. Because he's that good.

Steve Sax said...

Broxton IS the Titanic, btw.

Paul said...

I think Billy thinks he could do better...and end up directing it himself.

Mr. Customer said...

I thought Broxton was Billy Zane.

Spank said...

Navi' Douche

Paul said...

I thought Broxton was the iceberg.

Mr. Customer said...

Wait, so who is Kathy Bates in this metaphor?

I'm confused.

Spank said...

I bet I'll have a dream starring Kathy Bates tonight. Thanks, Mr.C.


*crawls in bed into the fetal position*

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Then my work here is done.

I bid you all bonne nuit.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Spank woke up before he got too far with Kathy Bates

Fred's Brim said...

Are the Dodgers Leo, right at the point where he lets go of the raft and begins to sink into the freezing waters? I don't think so, because that was a lot funnier than these Dodgers

Wicks said...

Broxton must have something wrong with his arm.

Also now the news his Franky boy can't meet payroll. Which is bad but probably means he is good as gone now.

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