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.F said...

I hope Dempster continues to suck.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

karina said...

is Gameday working for you?it's not working for me, which means no new badges tonight :(

Josh S. said...

So, my MLB Network is blacked out at the moment, because the schedule says they're showing the Dodger game that starts at 7.

HUH?

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, y'all!

Gameday's working fine for me right now, K.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I caught the tail end of Mason & Ireland and figured the jist of it. Did anyone listen to Petros & Money?

Neeebs said...

Epale hay hay

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I need some kind of entrance catchphrase.

What if you all imagine I swoop in through the door like Kramer?

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

Steve Sax said...

No one but me at the Stadium tonight?

The McCourt boycott is in effect, apparently

Steve Sax said...

Heard this afternoon, and will link to it later, that the WSJ says McCourt can't pay obligations past June 30

Neeebs said...

@Sax: Don't forget to turn off the lights after the game.

@MLASC: Duly noted (Kramer)

Neeebs said...

Carroll SS
Sands LF
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Uribe 3B
Loney 1B
Barrajas C
Miles 2B
Bills P

Neeebs said...

Hey, I'm 1-1 when posting a lineup. Kinda like the barometer for the season so far.

Spank said...

Shit! McCourt and I were supposed to go spa hopping in July on his dime. That lying bastard!

Josh S. said...

Caught the end of Frank on PMS. Seemed like the same talking points, but they definitely hit him a bit harder than Mason and Ireland did. Frank totally shook off Money saying he doesn't feel safe bringing his daughters to the stadium anymore.

Steve Sax said...

Frank's sons have no problem coming to the stadium to collect their paychecks

Spank said...

Freakin' KCAL game.

Aloha,y'all!

MR.F said...

Wotchlohale, Spank!

Paul said...

That is the Martin I love!! Hit into a DP to end the game.

Paul said...

It was a very intense DP.

Fred's Brim said...

Liriano has a something cooking for Minnesota, about to go to the bottom of the ninth

Fred's Brim said...

and epale, yall

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Pierre is batting second, so he should at least get to within an out.

Paul said...

Gordon was safe on that DP but here we go!

Paul said...

I have family at this game so pulling for the no-no.

Paul said...

I think I almost jinxed it.

Paul said...

Juan should bunt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Juanie's gonna bunt, just watch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

Paul said...

Wow nothing better than a 1-0 no hitter. So much at play.

Paul said...

Damn it looks cold there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What are the odds Juanie tries to steal?

Paul said...

Dunn could ruin everything.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Liriano is not getting calls.

Paul said...

He pitching to him like he is Matt Stairs!

*cries*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jesus Christ that was a bullet.

Paul said...

Nice!

MR.F said...

Congratulations!

Fred's Brim said...

nice - He and Edwin Jackson can compare their mediocre no-hitters!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He still walked Pierre. That's unforgivable.

Paul said...

Okay switch to the Dodger game MLB!

Fred's Brim said...

rats

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was the opposite of the desired result.

Fred's Brim said...

get into one, Matty!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Fred's Brim said...

crud - that was a waste

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was a bad inning.

Fred's Brim said...

How is Texas-Seattle "Regional Coverage" for New York?

Paul said...

No one in New York would want to see teams from Chicago or LA.

Paul said...

If Karina was around I would put the sarcasm font on.

Paul said...

Damn Mets.

Mr. Customer said...

How did we manage to escape with two on and none out without a run? And those are the 2 guys that can play!

Josh S. said...

Why was the highlight in blur-o-vision?

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul do you get WGN? They are showing the game tonight

Paul said...

The sun is setting...daytime Chadley feeling weak....

Fred's Brim said...

Is Chad a reverse vampire?

Paul said...

@FB

Yeah I was watching it there but now they have it on MLB with Vinny.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Chadwick

Fred's Brim said...

It's good to see WGN continues the tradition of the Honey Shot

Steve Sax said...

Broxton's favorite movie is 8 Seconds!

Fred's Brim said...

it's not Blow(n Save)?

Paul said...

I was able to see Clubhouse Millar back when he was in B-more. Funny stuff....for a few minutes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, just a couple more feet on that one.

Fred's Brim said...

Juan nearly got that one

Fred's Brim said...

Dumpster throwing lots of strikes

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon James, lean into that one

Paul said...

I known Broxton doesn't like the movie the people under the stairs.

Fred's Brim said...

Happy birthday, Davey Lopes!

Fred's Brim said...

it's ok to take a walk, Roderick

Paul said...

Mmmmmm wine. Good idea Vinny but I think Dempster could shake a martini.

Paul said...

I think we might be a bit hungover from that offensive explosion yesterday.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit - i hate leadoff walks

Josh S. said...

Ryan Dempster is trying to hog Liriano's spotlight with this NO-HIT BID.

Josh S. said...

Paul, when did you become Paul NoPhoto?

Spank said...

Thanx for name dropping WGN, FB. Forgot I have that channel. Yet I don't have KCAL. Go figure.

Fred's Brim said...

Ump's not liking that inside pitch to lefties

Paul said...

When I tried to switch my photo from my iPhone. I didn't take.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad works hard to get around the leadoff walk, but now is when he gives up a 2-out double

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wait, I thought the runner can't try to take first if the base was occupied?

Fred's Brim said...

thank you, Matty!

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASC, he had already moved to 2nd on the sac bunt

karina said...

Paul, I'm here.I swear my connection crashed the minute I saw Liriano's final out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, okay. I'm not really paying much attention.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK YOU, AARON MILES

Spank said...

Oy!

Fred's Brim said...

Is DeJesus really worse than Miles? I'm not sure I believe it

Spank said...

Should have swung your leg at the ball,Billz

Fred's Brim said...

I bet Davey Lopes is a better 2B than Aaron Miles

Steve Sax said...

Dude, those two straight walks to start the game represent the best shot we'll have all night.

Against Dempster.

Geez.

karina said...

@Sax how's your limp?

Spank said...

Hahahahahaha.

You're out!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He missed the tag! He missed the tag!

He reapplied the tag! He reapplied the tag!

Fred's Brim said...

awesome throw!

Josh S. said...

We're gonna get a karmic bite in the ass for that call.

Spank said...

@ Saxy

Ask your doctor to give you some Viagra.

Fred's Brim said...

I am ready for Jerry to hit a home run. I hope it happens soon.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Looks like Andre's going to have three ABs tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre overswinging

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh that was the MattBat! Go get that shit!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeesh.

Fred's Brim said...

haha oh man what a lucky sunovabitch

Spank said...

Dre Day!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jimminy Christmas, that just glanced off the glove.

Spank said...

Fuck the Yank-mes

karina said...

29!

and another badge!

go Dre!

Spank said...

Come on Urine.I'll call you clutch if you come through right here.

Fred's Brim said...

nice rip, Juanny
Can James do the same thing?

karina said...

wow, Uribe singles!

karina said...

c'mon King...please?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Just walk, Loney, or I'll pelt you with rotting tomatoes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tomatoes at the ready.

Fred's Brim said...

i think James needs some of Saxy's viagra

Spank said...

That was weak.

Paul said...

Stop the maddness Loney is so done.

Josh S. said...

DFAJL

karina said...

look what I found through MSTI:

http://emojuanuribe.tumblr.com/

Paul said...

I feel so lucky to be able to listen to Vinny talk about Joey D. while calling Andre's current run.

Dusty Baker said...

Just got off work and went straight to the cantina, Vinny!

Congrats, E!

Fred's Brim said...

that's a good start

rbnlaw said...

Got a real ballburner goin on here.

rbnlaw said...

Yank the fuck-mes!

Fred's Brim said...

it's over, Aaron

Fred's Brim said...

The better play there was to do two straight sacrifice bunts instead of letting Miles hit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Aaron Miles.

Spank said...

Some of these guys aren't even third tier players.

(won't name names)

Spank said...

Fucking Babe Ruth league and shit.

Paul said...

Yank the meh-fucks!

Dusty Baker said...

Like I said the other night...this is a triple A team plus Ethier and Kemp.

Paul said...

Why can't he be named Stalin Castro?

Paul said...

A triple A team usually has some legit prospects.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid Loney. Pay attention.

Spank said...

nice save loney

Josh S. said...

Our infield depth is a joke. Even if we wanted to jettison Loney and Miles, who would take their place?

BTW, I'm for jettisoning Dioner too, just on principle.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Chad!

Spank said...

I would sue Steel Reserve if they put name tag labels on their beer.

Dusty Baker said...

Ps-

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Isn't Donnie the pride of Evansville?

Dusty Baker said...

Pps-

I was only speaking of our offense. No offense intended to kid k, bills, lilly, etc

Fred's Brim said...

Bob Brenley is a bleating idiot. He is complaining that Dodger Dogs don't have enough bun

Spank said...

Take his Dodger Dog away too that fucking mutt.

Fred's Brim said...

it's been a while since Dre or Matt really drove one

Mr. Customer said...

Brenley is right up there with the Hawk for worst in baseball. That guy annoys the shit out of me.

Fred's Brim said...

that was rather unproductive

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Matty, we need one

Fred's Brim said...

there we go!

Mr. Customer said...

Woot!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp!

Spank said...

Kemp Baby!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty scalded that one

Paul said...

Atta boys Matty and Wide eyes.

Fred's Brim said...

how about some more 2-out lightnin!

Spank said...

We'll just say Urine was protecting Kemp on that swing.

(rolls eyes)

Fred's Brim said...

so who do we trust in the bullpen? They seem to be follow good outings with bad and vice versa. That mean Guh-rear should be good and Hawksworth shouldn't even take his jacket off

MR.F said...

GAHHHHHHHH

Mr. Customer said...

Sonuvabitch!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blerg.

Fred's Brim said...

Shite

that's the only thing that guy can do, and you let him do it

Spank said...

Classic.Give up run(s) after we score.We always do that shit.

Fred's Brim said...

don't let Soriano do it too

Paul said...

Bills has pitched great but damn these close game leads don't seem to last long.

Fred's Brim said...

or Soto

Fred's Brim said...

OK let's get that run back

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon James, prove you are no worse than Pena

Fred's Brim said...

that'll work

Spank said...

Come on Tarjetas.Don't waste loneys hit. because we won't see another one till next week

Fred's Brim said...

keep this going, Rod

Fred's Brim said...

i cringe every time I see Aaron Miles, like watching a skateboarder taking a bad railslide to the groin

Spank said...

We need a run here badly

Paul said...

Let's go Jay!!!!

Spank said...

Making Dempster look like Cy Young

Fred's Brim said...

make it a good one, Monkey Man

Spank said...

Gibbons is going to connect.Wotchale

Paul said...

Well he Is making him work.

Paul said...

Fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BLERG

Spank said...

Looked high.helluva pitch though

Fred's Brim said...

that damn ump was way too pumped for that strikeout

rbnlaw said...

Gibbons' at-bat on Gameday looks like a paintball disaster.

Fred's Brim said...

this guy is killing me. And we have him for 3 years

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In his 13 appearances, MattyG has given up runs in only two of them.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Suck it, Johnson!

Fred's Brim said...

How does Reed Johnson get run down by Uribe?

Dean said...

I apologize if this has been mentioned, but did you guys see the LA Times story about McCourt not being able to make payroll for the second half of May? Very interesting, this might do him in.

MR.F said...

Sometimes it's better to not ask questions.

Josh S. said...

Everything written about Frank McCourt is a fabrication. Frank McCourt told me so and Frank McCourt never lies.

karina said...

hello, Dean! I haven't, do you have a link?

Dean said...

True McCourt was after all the guy that pulled the trigger on OBL. He told me so.

Paul said...

I read that Dean. I wonder if Frank will now get a loan from Fox and use the MLB lawsuit as collateral.

Dean said...

Yep this is the link. http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0504-dodgers-mlb-payroll-20110504,0,6806500.story

Paul said...

Weird to see K. Wood back in a Cubs uni.

Spank said...

WoooooHoooo! SANDS!

you suck

Paul said...

Sands is missing those PCL parks.

Dean said...

Paul in the story it mentions how Fox was unlikely to offer at this point.

Fred's Brim said...

get'em, Dre. he's a righty

Fred's Brim said...

that was no strike you bum!

Paul said...

MLB is smart enough not interfere with the dealings but if Fox backs out that could be another cause of action for Mr. Litigation.

Fred's Brim said...

hmmm

karina said...

thanks, Dean

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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