Friday, May 20, 2011

Game 46 Thread: May 20 @ White Sox, 5p

Ted Lilly (3-4, 4.83) vs. Philip Humber (3-3, 3.18).

Vin Scully, from last night's telecast:

Dodgers have a long day's journey into night, into day.

The strike-one pitch, swung on and missed, oh and two.

Yes, it's very glamorous, and yes, it pays you a lot of money to be a ballplayer, but you have to play very well, all the time.

The strike-two pitch, swung on and missed. That'll do it for Billingsley.

And that makes it very tough to play well all the time. Just to give you an idea of tonight's game. If it's anything like last night, it'll end about ten-thirty. With a good break, the Dodgers will be off the ground in two hours. That would make it twelve-thirty.

Twelve-thirty is two-thirty in the morning in Chicago. And it's about, let's say, a four-hour flight. If it takes that long, you land at six-thirty.

Well, Chicago is a bustling city. You'll be fighting early-morning traffic coming on that long ride from the airport at O'Hare, all the way to downtown.

So about time you get to the hotel? Well, after seven o'clock for sure. If you wait for your bag, it's going to be eight o'clock.

You go up to the room, you darken the room, you try to get some sleep, and then you battle ninety-mile-an-hour fastballs that night.

Well, Jamey and the Dodgers will have to do that tonight.

148 comments:

Steve Sax said...

...and then they have a short ELEVEN hours before game time to try and rest up.

Waaah.

Look, I'm not holding up the flag of interleague play and a week full of two-game "series", but athletes should be able to sack up and play without too much disruption.

Josh S. said...

I ain't posting the lineup, but I find it amazing that, even with the DH, Russ Mitchell still gets a start.

BLERG

Josh S. said...

Oh, Miles is hurt.

Jesus Christ! (See you tomorrow!)

Steve Sax said...

at least Vin doesn't have to make that late night flight...

...ah shit, that means we've got Eric Collins again.

Josh S. said...

@Sax: To be fair, it's hard to get up for a game after an airplane flies into your neck.

LoneLy Fan said...

Eric Collins doesn't bother me half as much as Steve "That one was right in his happy house" Lyons.

Jason said...

Not Kemp - CF
Not Furcal - SS
Ethier - RF
Kemp - Not CF
Urine - 2B
Not a Hitter - 1B
Dinner - C
Roster Filler - 3B
Lilly - P

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn 8
Carroll 6
Ethier 9
Kemp DH
Uribe 4
Loney 3
Navarro 2
Gibbons 7
Mitchell 5
Lilly LHP

MR.F said...

"happy house"? It's supposed to be a family telecast!!!

rbnlaw said...

I AM SO AMPED!!!! THE DODGERS ARE PLAYING THE SOX AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!



which Sox, you say? Well shit.

*cries*

rbnlaw said...

What does it say about this team when Josh gets (sorta) upset that Miles is going to the DL?

Rapture, take us away.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, it's kinda freaky how I've taken to the little oompa-loompa lately. Though, when the replacement is Russ Mitchell, even Miles looks good.

Steve Sax said...

If Miles had gone 4-for-4 today they would have accelerated the rapture by a day, so I
understand the rationale to sit Miles.

Steve Sax said...

For all of you out-of-market folks: Today's LA @ CWS game is the MLB.tv Free Game of the Day

Spank said...

Hey! The game is still tied. We can win this!

LoneLy Fan said...
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LoneLy Fan said...

Oh yeah! I almost forgot that it's FRIDAY!

Spank said...

*stage dives onto Josh with a flying elbow*

Steve Sax said...

wow, that death metal friday scares me

nice pull Loney Fan

Steve Sax said...

Michael Bourn badge (HOU, SB)! Oh wait, I've already got it.

Stuck at 109 badges.

Steve Sax said...

shoot, I already have all three LAD badges available today (Urine, Kemp, Ackbar)

Steve Sax said...

p.s. I am already not at work

it rocks

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I'm genuinely excited about this series, go Dodgers! (and go White Sox!)

*cries*

karina said...

Turmer badge (NYM,2B) came to mama!

Dusty Baker said...

They were shooting off fireworks right before the game started in Chicago. I thought for a second we had just forfeited the game and the Sox went straight to the post-game celebration.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh you can shove those little badges up your ass.
You can shove those little badges up your ass.
You can shove those little badges,
Shove those little badges,
Shove those little badges up your ass.

Love,
Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp pounded FUCK out of that ball! And the rapture starts...

Spank said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

KEMP HR!!!

Dusty Baker said...

That has to be one of the worst pitches I've seen thrown this year. Calling it a pitch would almost be unfair, in fact. It was BP, and Kemp did his job.

karina said...

Dusty, that's what exactly a lady wants to hear, just leave Sax and I with our little hobby, ok?

After all, the world ends tomorrow :)

Dusty Baker said...

That's an obsession, not a hobby, K!

Spank said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

KEMP HR!!!!

Just replaying kemps homer because this is probably the last time the Dodgers score till next week.

karina said...

@Dusty I wanted to give it a cute name! it's sad BUT it makes us happy, at least it's not illegal.

karina said...

MLB video doesn't work, I'm stuck with audio.

Spank said...

I thought you had started with the badges too Dusty.

MR.F said...

WHOO KEMP HOMER!!!

BISON MODE!!!!!!!!!!!

MR.F said...

Oh yeah, wotcher everybody.

Dusty Baker said...

I only have 9 badges, two Dodgers. I watch a lot of games in my iPad, but one can't play the badge game using that method. So I kinda have played it, but only vaguely. Just got a Danny Espinosa triple badge a second ago, BTW. Go Nats!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Why is illegality a barrier to having fun? ;-)

karina said...

Brett Gardner is gracing my case with a SB.

cc Dusty ;)

karen said...

Hello everyone!

Crap. Mitchell is in the starting lineup again.

Dusty Baker said...

I hate when baseball opinionaters whine about interleague play diluting the season. As if a 162-game season featuring teams in the same division playing each other 18 times a season wasn't already diluted enough?

Paul said...

*presents my two middle fingers to eveyone*

What is up!


Holy shit we scored two! Oh it was from Kemp. That seems about right.

karina said...

I really thought Alex Rios had homered because of the radio description.

karina said...

Gordon Beckham 2-run HR, Dodgers losing 3-2

Dusty Baker said...

It was fun while it lasted.

Dusty Baker said...

See, I now have a Gordon Beckham badge in my case. I don't want it! Can I delete it or throw it back onto the field? Boooooooo!!!

Spank said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

Well we gave that back pretty fast.

Spank said...

Can we trade Broxton for Pierre?

Spank said...

Did I actually say that?

LoneLy Fan said...

Great job Lyons, way to jinx it. "Adam Dunn is 0-26 against lefties this year."

karina said...

Safari just shut down after Dunn's HR, don't know if I got that badge or not :(

Spank said...

Is that fog or is Snoop Dogg present?

NicJ said...

Steiner'd!

Dusty Baker said...

I was taking out the trash at my crib, but saw the near HR by Kemp. Ran over to type something about how that play call was Steiner'd, but Nic had it in the bag.

Josh S. said...

Lilly's going to the DL with a phantom injury (suckage) soon, huh?

Dusty Baker said...

*double flips off Steve Lyons*

karina said...

what did he do, Dusty?

rbnlaw said...

Russ Mitchell is coming up. All will be saved.



Until tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

@K

He went on and on about Joan Cusack and movies that John Cusack has been in and things along those lines that didn't have anything to do with calling the game.

Collins could have been saying some of that. So let me double flip him off, too, just for good measure.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, fuck Russ Mitchell.

karina said...

so, because he's in Chicago, he's talking about the Cusack siblings but wait, there's a ball game to call!

rbnlaw said...

My daughter is watching the Real Housewives of NJ.

There's more action on that show than in this game.


Now back to this one.

#whyisrbnsonegative?

karina said...

@rbnlaw because we've got Mitchell and Gwynn on the starting lineup*

*I've decided to ignore James Loney for a while

rbnlaw said...

JP coming up.

Ah yeah.

rbnlaw said...

Well said,k.

rbnlaw said...

Going to eat some Mezican food.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina re Cusack: Exactly! Who knew he was supposed to be talking about the baseball game?

Dusty Baker said...

Heading to my cantina soon, too RBN. Anyone want to call my tequila for me tonight? Nothing cheap. I'll drink it if they have it (they have 90-something types).

karina said...

do you remember when people wanted to trade Dunn for Loney?

Dusty Baker said...

I remember when I wanted to trade Loney for a sack of rusty hammers.

Dusty Baker said...

"Looks like Kemp is really locked in against Humber."

Strikeout!

Dusty Baker said...

Imprison James Loney!

MR.F said...

James Loney was OPSing .545 entering today. I know. I, too, was surprised it was that high.

(cries)

karina said...

Dusty, at least the Nats are destroying the O's, Werth just hit a HR.

MR.F said...

At least Carlos Quentin (on my fantasy team) is padding his stats against our crappy pitching.

(cries)

karina said...

@Mr F I've got Konerko and he's 0-3 tonight so far.

*cries*

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Yep, I've actually switched over to watching the Nats now. I'm so glad I can go back to liking Werth.

Dusty Baker said...

Wilson Ramos HR. Hell yeah. 15-5 Nats over Os. This is the only way I can remember what offense looks like.

karina said...

Ramos is Gimenez's teammate on winter baseball. I was crossing fingers for Espinosa, he might have gone for the cycle!

karina said...

pitching change! they'll hit this one

#everlastingoptimism

MR.F said...

OFFENSE?!?!

Turn it into runs!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Wide eyes double! But the ground rule type. We can't catch a break.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I love this Espinosa kid. Glad he's holding his own this season. What team does he play for in winter ball again?

karina said...

lead off double and a badge for Carroll!

MR.F said...

Bison Respect

Dusty Baker said...

So one can only accumulate one badge per player? I was hoping to get another Wide Eyes. Or a bunch of them. That would be really creepy looking in the badge case.

Dusty Baker said...

JUAN CASTRO IS NOT THE FUTURE OF THIS OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION!

karina said...

I don't know if Espinosa plays winter baseball, Wilson Ramos does play with Hector Gimenez with Tigres de Aragua on winter baseball. Watch out Ramos, boy can hit and he's improved a lot his defense.

karina said...

c'mon King, you can do it!

Dusty Baker said...

That's our Loney!

I'm outta here.

At least the Yankmes lost.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks Karina. Sorry I read your earlier post incorrectly.

MR.F said...

Imprison James Loney

(cries)

karina said...

OMG, Nats 17-Orioles 5

MR.F said...

Why is Castro hitting behind Kemp?

Oh yeah, our line-up is completely useless.

karina said...

it ain't over 'till it's over...

MR.F said...

Hey, we're not losing...

karina said...

OMG OMG OMG! Mitchell HR! new game in Chicago!

karina said...

100!

Josh S. said...

I want credit for the reverse jinx on Mitchell.

Josh S. said...

YESSSSS.

MR.F said...

Juan Castro! #5 hitter extraordinaire! Now Loney can GIDP and we can pray for a save.

Spank said...

Mitchell? Castro? Save?!

LoneLy Fan said...

YEAH LONEY!!!!!

Josh S. said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M SEEING.

karina said...

YAY! Carroll and King James!

rbnlaw said...

Signs of the apocalypse:
Back to back RBI singles for the Dodgers.

Spank said...

Carroll? Loney?!

MR.F said...

You're all welcome for that reverse jinx.

rbnlaw said...

Still, fuck Russ Mitchell.

Orel said...

WHAT THE DEUCE IS GOING ON HERE

LoneLy Fan said...

"Former Dodger Will Ohman coming up. Will it be a good omen or a bad omen? We'll find out."

SHUT. UP. Steve Lyons

MR.F said...

I'm Ethier-ing Lyons as we speak.

MR.F said...

GIBBONS IS WAXING?!

rbnlaw said...

I'm baffled right now.

karina said...

Rancho Ardiendo!

rbnlaw said...

Rancho GIDPO!

Mr. Customer said...

Wait, so we tied the game in the ninth, on a Mitchell bomb, no less, and then didn't immediately blow it?

karina said...

@Mr C let's give them some credit!

Mr. Customer said...

Shit. I AM the goddamn Schleprock! I KNEW IT!

Spank said...

Hey! We are ahead by three runs. We can still win this game.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

I will, but they don't do it when I'm watching! I should be banned!

rbnlaw said...

Dodgers with a chance to give it away.

MR.F said...

Come on Guerrier!!!!!!

Spank said...

Omar Visquel?! Nahhhhhhh!

Mr. Customer said...

OH COME ON! Seriously, it's me, isn't it?

Spank said...

Aww Shit!

karina said...

@Mr C I'm sure it's not you, it's the Dodgers.

Spank said...

*gives Mr.C. the boot*

MR.F said...

One more...

MR.F said...

Damnit. 2 more!

karina said...

just one out...

Spank said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

Okay NOW 1 more...

Spank said...

WE ARE FUCKING MAKING PARTY!

MR.F said...

YAY WE MAKE PARTY!!!!!!!!

karina said...

we make party!

karina said...

The Seeds-The Roots

karina said...

I want some credit too, after all, I was the one who said "it ain't over..." before the Mitchell HR.

That's why you can't drop optimism :)

Josh S. said...

This one felt good.

MR.F said...

Hey, I'm the one who Reverse Jinxed Loney!!!!!!!!!

Spank said...

I'm the one who kicked Mr.C. out before we blew the game. Give credit where credit is due,mang.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's Hang On - Frankie Valli

Spank said...

Feels Good-Tony Toni Tone

Mr. Customer said...

I'm an exile in my own city, but at least we won.

Orel said...

Belated PGT up!

MR.F said...

It's a team effort, Mr. C.!