Friday, May 06, 2011

Game 33 Thread: May 6 @ Mets, 4p

"McFly, my pretties!"

Hiroki Kuroda (3-2, 3.10) vs. Jon Niese (1-4, 4.71).

At the time of writing, it's unclear whether Andre Ethier (scratched from Wednesday's game) will be in tonight's lineup, chasing his 30th straight game with a hit. I sure hope so, because aside from the Ethier suspense, there won't be much else to watch in our second-string lineup.

Watching the Dodgers roll over and play dead against the Padres (last place in the NL West) last weekend, I'm not expecting much from us in this weekend series with the Mets (last place in the NL East). Tonight's game also marks the first of another twenty-consecutive-games slog, just like we had last month. We limped to an utterly mediocre 10-10 record that go-round. Will it be back to the future for us again for this 20-game stretch?

82 comments:

rbnlaw said...

1. LHWG
2. LHWG
3. Kemp
4. guy playing for Ethier
5. LHWG or Urine
6. LHWG
7. LHWG
8. LH catcher
9. Kuroda

Jason said...

Hey! I'm leading off tonight!

Jason said...

Carroll - SS
Sands - LF
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Uribe - 3B
Loney - 1B
Barajas - C
Miles - 2B
Kuroda - P

Josh S. said...

Is there any way we can just sim the rest of the season? I'm not sure my psyche can withstand anything less than a Dodgers sweep this weekend.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Barajas doesn't sound like a WASPy name to me.

Jason said...

Josh, we could probably assign you to a 60-day fan DL. We'd have to promote an fan from Albuquerque to take your roster spot, though.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Also, Aaron Miles is not playing catcher.

C'mon, rbn, me expect better.

rbnlaw said...

Hey, I filled in my own line-up card. And besides, Barajas was referred to as the LH Catcher, or "light hitting catcher."

Donnie swapped him and Miles at the last second. He also added Ethier, and dropped Kemp to clean-up.

I go Abbott and Costello with the next line-up, except everyone will be, "I don't give a damn."

rbnlaw said...

and totally missed the Cookie Monster reference.
Forgive me, Marla.

Spank said...

This line-up stinks as bad as the Hudson river.

Spank said...

Oh shit! I was looking at Jason's line-up post.My bad.

(cries)

rbnlaw said...

+1 for Spank!


and Loney may only qualify as a LHG.

Paul said...

I wake up without warning and go flying around the house
In my sauvignon fierce, freaking out
Take a forty-five minute shower and kiss the mirror
And say, look at me
Baby, we'll be fine
All we gotta do is be brave and be kind

I put on an argyle sweater and put on a smile
I don't know how to do this
I'm so sorry for everything.

Paul said...

We could sweep the Mets...we could get swept by the Mets and this is why I cry.

rbnlaw said...

Are we losing yet?

BTW, the Mutts put a hurt on the Gnats yesterday. Maybe they used up all the bats.

*sighs*

rbnlaw said...

30

Josh S. said...

THIRTY~!

I can relax now.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, the journalist, gets his

-- 30 --

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

30!

Paul said...

Dammit!! The game is on. I thought it started at 4:30 and I was wondering why you guys were claiming 30
On the 16th post.

Mr. Customer said...

hey hey, dre!

Spank said...

Dre May!

Spank said...

TARJETAS!!!

Steve Sax said...

I will say this one positive thing about Collins--he called that Barajas HR perfectly.

2-1 Dodgers.

Paul said...

Ike Davis could be Gibbons evil twin.

Steve Sax said...

this does not have the markings of a low-scoring game

Right after Barajas leads off the second with a HR, Ike Davis does the same in the bottom of the frame. 2-2.

Neeebs said...

Just like he perfectly called Ike's HR

Josh S. said...

Crappoop.

Jason said...

I just turned on MLB.tv and it started on the Mets broadcast. They were showing a booth shot and Keith Hernandez was texting furiously. I assume he was ordering some extra Just For Men mustache color.

Steve Sax said...

Loney, if you're going to be that much of a liability with the bat, you've gotta make that catch (Wright foul ball)

Jason said...

Dre!

Spank said...

Ike Turner is my evil twin.

Jason said...

My favorite current (corrected) headline:

Retired Favre considering coaching (lingerie football), TV work (in softcore porn)

Steve Sax said...

jesus Juan, that ball was about at your eye level and you struck out on that>

Steve Sax said...

Steve Lyons: "I've been waiting for a Mets fan to come up and punch me in the nose..."

Why limit it to Mets fans?

Steve Sax said...

(context was how much Lyons hated Shea)

Steve Sax said...

down 0-2. Show me the meaning of being LOney...

Jason said...

Loney with the lucky single. His batting average will take it.

Steve Sax said...

JAMES GETS A BASE HIT!

Shot up the middle that was going to Reyes, who would have gotten it--and then the ball hit the second base bag and ricocheted into left center.

Steve Sax said...

shit, we got two hits this inning and we're not going to score, again

Steve Sax said...

and one of the hits was Loney for pete's sake, and we STILL won't score

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

How much do we suck today?

Steve Sax said...

Brian McCann (ATL, double) badge in the house

NicJ said...

Collins going on a softball rant.

Jason said...

I just went through each starting lineup the Dodgers have thrown out this season and today is only the second time where all eight starting position players were hitting above the Mendoza line. The first time was this past Sunday.

This is not a good hitting team.

NicJ said...

We are Getting better better at hitting then?

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

THIS is better?

NicJ said...

Why the fuck are they havings sands bunt!?!?

Steve Sax said...

shit, this Ethier guy can really hit

I'd like Andre to spend some time teaching Loney, but I'm afraid James might rub off on Andre

Steve Sax said...

IBB to Kemp --> RANCHO ARDIENDO

Steve Sax said...

Urine coming up with the bases juiced

NicJ said...

Make them pay Uribe!!!

Although it is the mets so MLB might be the ones paying.

Jason said...

I just saw that Larry Bowa went on a rant on about Ethier sitting yesterday the MLB Home Plate show on SiriusXM.

"An inflamed elbow, if that's what it is, I'm one of those guys that you've got to play through that, especially if you play in the outfield. [...] To me, unless it was really, really bad, I'm going to play him."

I'm going to start a Tumblr for Cantankerous Larry Bowa filled with nonsensical rants about Kemp and Ethier.

Steve Sax said...

Urine scores a run about as lamely as humanly possible--infield ball that becomes a sac out at first

Steve Sax said...

Here's Loney. Any guesses?

Steve Sax said...

Loney hits the ball BACK TO NIESE.

Loney, your suckage knows no depths!

MR.F said...

I'm afraid to say what I think will happen. While I'm not that cynical, I am when it comes to Loney.

NicJ said...

Nice at bat Loney.

(cries)

MR.F said...

I thought he would GIDP.

Spank said...

Urine and Loney:My Heroes

MR.F said...

Oh nevermind. Maybe my vision isn't so hot after all. I confused Urine with Loney on the box score.

Spank said...

Every time I see Jason's avi,I get a craving for guacamole.

Neeebs said...

Do you think its time for Loney Fan to change his moniker?

Steve Sax said...

Jerry Sands brings us more runners left on base

Dodgers have 8 LOB through six

Jason said...

And with that K, I'm heading out to drink. Whatever the opposite of epale is, everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Are we winning?

Dusty Baker said...

Oh. I guess we aren't.

Steve Sax said...

well, Mattingly, that wasn't the best IBB call.

Steve Sax said...

Nice job, guys. we're down 5-3

Josh S. said...

(breaks)

MR.F said...

I hope Jason left before he saw that.

NicJ said...

DM really likes to stick with his starters

Neeebs said...

Ugh.

Dusty Baker said...

I am reminded of Sunday kids-run-the-bases when I watch offenses tee it up against our pitching.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I got me a Jamey Carroll badge (single)!

Dusty Baker said...

@Saxy

Is it possible to have multiple badges of the same player? Because I already had one for him, but didn't get one for his single tonight. This could explain it.Not that I want two Carrolls staring at me...that wold be really creepy given his eye placement.

Dusty Baker said...

In Rod We Rust

Mr. Customer said...

Brewers v. Cards is getting interesting.

Mr. Customer said...

...and is now considerably less interesting.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: As far as I can tell, if you get one badge, you're done.

Which is STUPID, btw. And I'm guessing that's not what they'd planned, which is why each badge's image says "bronze"...

Steve Sax said...

Switch over to the Lakers game...annnnnnd, we're losing by 6.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up