Thursday, May 19, 2011

Game 45 Thread: May 19 vs. Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (2-3, 3.36) vs. Madison Bumgarner (0-6, 4.25).

After last night's confounding loss, it's hard to muster up any enthusiasm for tonight's inevitable disappointment — even if the Giants' losingest pitcher is starting. It's not even close to the All-Star break and the Dodgers are already making a beeline for the division cellar. About the only positives of this season: Don Mattingly gets to ride with his managerial training wheels without anything on the line, and Frank McCourt is on his way out. It's a sacrificial year, people. Meh.

170 comments:

Paul said...

Can you post the PGT?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SHIT

RT @Dodgers: Today the #Dodgers placed Vicente Padilla on the DL and recalled Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A

Dusty Baker said...

VPad's same gimpy forearm is acting up again, no? Could be the end of the line for him.

Josh S. said...

Tronco-So long, baseball!

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone just go ahead and fuck me in the armpit?

rbnlaw said...

Josh,
Best name for a pitcher since Tom (we be) Neidenfuer (pitches like that).

Mark it: Today, the Dodger season officially ended. Beware July 31 young talent who've been mediocre up to now.

I'm looking at you Mr. Loney.

Josh S. said...

That screws up my "healthy" roster. I tried to figure out what 25-man roster (without fantasy trades or additional call-ups from the minors) would provide me with, if not a successful team to watch, at least a team that isn't so dreadful. Here it is anyway:

SP
Kershaw
Bills
Kuroda
Lilly
Garland

RP
Broxton
Jansen
Guerrier
Elbert
Padilla
Hawksworth
Kuo
(If Kuo is done for the year, Macdougal can have is spot. Now with Padilla in question, I'd give his slot to Guerra.)

C
Barajas
Ellis

IF
Loney
Uribe
Furcal
Blake

OF
Ethier
Kemp
Sands

Bench
Carroll
Gwynn
Thames
One of either Miles or Gibbons. (Oddly, I'm leaning Miles.)

Garbage Chute
Navarro
Cormier
Castro
The loser of the Miles/Gibbons deathmatch.

rbnlaw said...

Always go with the taller fighter (although Gobbins has that vision problem)




Yes, I said Gobbins, as in, "Knoffed in the robs."

Spank said...

I'll be there in three hours,Dusty. Depending on traffic.

LoneLy Fan said...

I would meh the meh out of that girl.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 4.33p: I think you missed a letter in your list of abbreviations. Where it says "RP: Broxton", shouldn't it say "RIP"?

Spank said...

MEH THE GNATS!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

in news no one cares: a Derek Jeter double badge came to me :)

LoneLy Fan said...

No lineup yet? Not that it matters. I'm sure it meh-ing sucks.

karina said...

is it too hard to give them a little more of credit before the game actually starts?

:(

NicJ said...

@Karina, You can't just go around giving credit to people that haven't shown an ability to be good for it. That's how we got stuck with the McCourts.

*With that being said I do think we will win today. Bumgarner is 0-6! What's the worst that could happen?


*And that's why you don't take an opponent lighty, especially when you suck.

Spank said...

Todays Dodger lineup:

Fuck
Shit
Fuck
Shit
Fuck
Shit
Fuck
Shit
Billz

Dusty Baker said...

Can I post the lineup since this is game 45 and that numerology is very important to me?

Dusty Baker said...

Carroll 6
Castro 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Uribe 5
Barajas 2
Sands 7
Mitchell 3
Billingsley 1

Dusty Baker said...

I forgot about Thames entirely, Josh.

I didn't forget about Dre, for the record.

Josh S. said...

Just saw the lineup. If any lineup is capable of scoring negative runs, it's this one. Woof.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I never thought I'd want Aaron Miles back in the lineup.

DodgerDug said...

Holy crap..bad enough Castro is starting but batting SECOND?!?!?!?!

karen said...

Greetings Guys and Gals!

What a horrible lineup :(

Paul said...

And Frank can't even pay these guys!

karen said...

Good start Billz.

Spank said...

The only positive thing I can say about this game is FUCK THE GNATS!

karen said...

My positive statement for the night is that Maddy Bumgarner is such a loser. This gives me hope.

Spank said...

Juan Fucking Castro with a walk!

WooooooHooooooo!!!!

karen said...

Spanky--I thought the same exact thing when Castro walked...Woo fucking hoo.

karina said...

@NicJ you have a valid point BUT it's still a long season and I'm hopeful they can turn the table around.

Spank said...

@ karen

I'm pretty sure we were not the only ones thinking that either.

Fred's Brim said...

eat a D sandwich, Cody

Fred's Brim said...

goddammit

Spank said...

Here we go again.

Fred's Brim said...

get the third goddam out

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Game over.

Steve Sax said...

Ten seconds after I check the score, Mike Fontenot and his fucking .230 average doubles in Posey to score.

What

The

Fuck

Steve Sax said...

I'm out for a while, so hopefully the Dodgers will score now

Fred's Brim said...

it all swirled down the terlet when I checked in

Spank said...

Don't come back,Saxy!

karen said...

FB--We started circling the drain as soon as the lineup was announced.

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it

karen said...

Urine!! No fraternizing with the enemy!

Fred's Brim said...

time for a Jerry home run

Fred's Brim said...

pee on the enemy!

Fred's Brim said...

time for a Russ home run

Spank said...

Sands needs to get aggressive at the plate.He hits everything to right field.

Fred's Brim said...

time to push myself down a flight of stairs

Fred's Brim said...

why can't we do that?

karina said...

lead off double for the pitcher :(

Orel said...

Bumgarner doubles. Yep.

karen said...

A double for the pitcher. Shit.

Fred's Brim said...

crap balls

Fred's Brim said...

why can't we do that?

Spank said...

Boooooooooooo1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just found out CBS nixed the Colin Cowherd pilot!

FUCK YEAH!!!!!

That's my positive comment for the day. As you were, ladies and gentlemen.

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh - if you are going to hit him, hit him

Fred's Brim said...

here comes the 2-out double

Spank said...

Thats what I'm talking bout. I hope it was a fastball that hit Pubey.

#Gameday

Spank said...

Minimal damage. We're still in this game. Oh shit,forgot about our lineup.

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

this is going to be the year we go 14-4 in interleague play, when it doesn't matter

Fred's Brim said...

that Mattingly bobblehead actually looks like him

karen said...

Bad call Jerry Lane!!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Dre!

Spank said...

Why the fuck is Castro swinging at the first pitch? What an asshole.

Fred's Brim said...

way too many Giants fans at the game

Fred's Brim said...

boring

Fred's Brim said...

I don't like how they have Reggie in that ad

Fred's Brim said...

Was that a juggalo?

Fred's Brim said...

pay attention, hitters. It's OK to take a walk

Fred's Brim said...

Are we giving them back all the errors they gave us in the first series?

karina said...

at least Loney wouldn't have looked that bad fielding...

*sighs*

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Spank said...

Here comes the nightmare

Fred's Brim said...

Cody Ross looks like he's wearing ooompa loompa pants with those dumb socks up so high

Fred's Brim said...

2-out single coming up

Spank said...

Thanks,God!

Fred's Brim said...

I said this earlier in the season, but this season is going to make Vin retire

karina said...

Uribe has got 2 singles so far

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like it's just you and me in here, you

karina said...

two can be a party too, Fred's Brim

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm here. I just have nothing to contribute.

Spank said...

Hit a homer Sands

Fred's Brim said...

who is that Gnats chump sitting next to Mary Hart?

Spank said...

@ Sands

Rrrrrriiiggghhhhhttttt.

Fred's Brim said...

a party of four

Lacey Chabert was always annoying anyway

Fred's Brim said...

it's bedtime for this kid
goodnight, yall. Don't let this game drive you crazy

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Too late for that, FB.

Paul said...

I am here. In the garage with the car running and my Dodger jersey on.

karina said...

that was great, Dre!

at least we can celebrate the small things, right?

karina said...

sweet dreams, Fred's Brim :)

Spank said...

Bean him on the pubes

Spank said...

Wrong batter,FOOL!

Paul said...

Kill us Cody.

Spank said...

Walk him. I'll take my chances with Fontenot

Josh S. said...

I'm here, posting from the floor next to my kid's crib, trying to get him to sleep.

I haven't checked, but I assume we're still losing.

Spank said...

Please Hammer don't hurt us.

karen said...

Whew! Chadley fights his way out of it.

Now scores some runs Dodgers!

Paul said...

Nice pitch Bills.

karen said...

100

Spank said...

Told you.

(faints)

Paul said...

If we score two runs or more this inning Spanky can have my Russ Mitchell baseball card.

karen said...

I hope Russ Mitchell knows his way around the bases.

Steve Sax said...

well, at least we got a chance to step on that third base bag, for a change

Steve Sax said...

3-0 giants, this is painful

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S, I forgot to ask you, how is lil' Lucas?

Spank said...

I told you not to come back,Saxy. Look what you did.

Paul said...

K going to spend my time doing something more enjoyable. Like listen to a Leaf Garret album.

karen said...

3 runs may be to much of a mountain for this lineup.


(weeps)

Spank said...

This offense stinks real bad.

karina said...

@karen don't give up hope!

*sighs*

karen said...

Karina--I'm hangin' in, sista!

Spank said...

Orale,Guerra. Good job,holmes.

Steve Sax said...

they're playing the seventh inning stretch in the background of the radio feed, and I could have sworn the crowd just said "Well it's root root root for the Dodgers, if they don't win it is to be expected because this lineup is absolutely putrid".

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Them's some well-trained ears, Sax. Well-trained.

Steve Sax said...

don't blame me, spank-meister!

karina said...

I blame JD Drew

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I blame Oakland.

MR.F said...

Wotcher, everybody!

(cries)

Spank said...

I'm sticking with putting the blame on Saxy.

Steve Sax said...

34,248 is the paid attendance. for the giants.

MEH

Steve Sax said...

no one is to blame, dudes

you can look at the blogger but you just can't hate

Steve Sax said...

a 38-year-old just stole on Barajas

but fortunately, Rod's .223 batting average compensates for his defensive inadequacies

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded for o-dog in the bottom of the ninth, a scoreless game in SD

Steve Sax said...

Hudson sac flies, Pads beat the Brewers

karina said...

this team makes me sad :(

karen said...

Me too, Karina :(

karina said...

Tron...

Paul said...

Pinche Troncoso is back.

Spank said...

Can someone bean this MOFO on the head already?

Paul said...

We will go quitely into the night.

Spank said...

WOW! The relief pitching stood up strong today. Unfortunately the offense never got out of bed.

Paul said...

Dodgers are getting bumgarnered.

karen said...

Good. Sands breaks up the shut out.

Paul said...

Oh so close. Sorry Madison.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that fucks up my PGT.

Spank said...

Damn.I was hoping that was a homerun by Sands.

#gameday

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I am shocked by this stunning turn of events. Shocked, I say.

karen said...

Ha ha. No CG for you Maddy!!

I gotta grab my thrills where I can.

Paul said...

This should be quick.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Free Jerry Sands!!!

He is officially a Dodger.

Paul said...

Blackbeard is overthrowin.

Spank said...

They should have pinch hit with Loney. At least he can see...I think. ?

Paul said...

Okay now this should be quicker.

Steve Sax said...

Loney PH? Oh God.

Spank said...

Watch this!

Paul said...

Dead red James. Come on.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Loney better nut the f up.

Orel said...

Loney showing unusual plate discipline.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DRAW THE FUCKING WALK

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Holy shit, he drew the fucking walk.

Paul said...

Okay this should be the quickest.

karina said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so now what?

Spank said...

This is fucking cruel.Getting our hopes up and shit.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Take the 3-1 James...

Paul said...

Hit it over their head Carroll!

NicJ said...

Gee I wonder what will happen

NicJ said...

Figures.

Paul said...

Oh fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blerg.

Spank said...

Hooray!

karina said...

for a few inches...the Dodgers have "los santos de espalda"

:(

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Deader than Julius Caesar indeed. Fuck x 37.

Paul said...

In a year that has been so incompetent the insufferable has happened!

Spank said...

Hard liquor time!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That DodgersUSA guy is really obsessed with this rivalry.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

This isn't healthy for us.

Steve Sax said...

PGT finally up.

Sands totally kiboshed my PGT, which was ready to go... I'll save that for another day.