Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Game 56 Thread: May 31 vs. Rox, 7p

Where non-Kershaw Claytons go to die.

Ted Lilly (3-4, 4.41) vs. Clayton Mortensen (1-2, 2.83).

The NL West has gone Clayton-crazy! The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw. The Padres have Clayton Richard. The Giants have Clayton Tanner. And the Rockies have Clayton Mortensen, who has never faced the Dodgers before. And you know what that means. Oh, you don't? Okay, it means the Dodger bats might disappear again, as the team seems to have trouble against unfamiliar pitchers. (Familiar pitchers, too, but that's beside the point.) Then again, the Rockies aren't exactly afire, and the Dodgers are on a mini-roll. Are two straight series wins in the offing? Let's find out!

94 comments:

Paul said...

Carroll SS,
Blake 3B,
Ethier RF,
Kemp CF,
King for two days? 1B,
Sands LF,
Navarro C,
Miles 2B,
Lilly P

Steve Sax said...

Looks like I don't have to Chase Headley anymore--or at least chase his badge (SD, double). Badge #127.

Neeebs said...

The NL West is simply a modern day Clayton Place.

Neeebs said...

Dodgers haven't lost since I attended a game. Not sure what that means, but I'd bet big money in Vegas that the Dodgers are going to win tonight.

Steve Sax said...

I think Brett Wallace (HOU, HR) just rounded out my eighth badge display case. #128!

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, I'm with you. I've got a good feeling about this game.

karina said...

epale everyone!

@Paul he's a King all the time ;)

@Sax Headley (SD, double), Napoli (TEX, single) and Soo-Choo (CLE, single) hit Karina's case.

karina said...

didn't get the Wallace badge

*cries*

Steve Sax said...

@karina: I think I already had Napoli and Choo, perhaps?

Let's see if I can break into case # 9...

Spank said...

hedley

Steve Sax said...

Cards just took a 4-3 lead on the Giants with three runs in the bottom of the eighth, off of Romo, Lopez, and Casilla (nine batters in the frame)

Steve Sax said...

Ack-bar, Lead-off

(clap clap, clap clap clap)

Steve Sax said...

Nice long ABs from Ackbar and Beard...

Steve Sax said...

Not so much for Ethier (2 pitches)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The 13 people in RF bleachers really scrambled to get that ball.

Steve Sax said...

Bison bomb!!!

Steve Sax said...

Why the FUCK did Miles, and not Ethier, catch that ball? That cost us a run.

Wake the fuck up, Miles!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sure is quiet tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Use your heat vision to heat things up, Mr LA SC!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney back to sucking ass.

Steve Sax said...

Someone please tell me no dodger is injured

Steve Sax said...

FJL GIDP.

Has the King fallen back to earth (after less than a week)?

Steve Sax said...

What was the on-field delay?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think it was someone on the Rockies arguing with Angel Hernandez on a call at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Sands leadoff single in the fourth

Steve Sax said...

Thanks mr la SC

Navarro must have something in the clubhouse microwave; he wasted no time flying out there

Josh S. said...

Aaron Miles??!!

Steve Sax said...

Miles atones!

Josh S. said...

Oh, hey guys.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Huh. I did not expect that.

Steve Sax said...

5-1 Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Wiggington.

rbnlaw said...

What the hell is going on with all this clutch hitting?

rbnlaw said...

Tracy has got Mortensen on a looooong leash.

Steve Sax said...

How awesome is my new friend at Caesars Palace supposed to be? I mean, "spectacular" is a pretty high bar. I need details.

rbnlaw said...

I'll be damned, there's an NBA game on right now.

Steve Sax said...

Tracy can't yank Mortenson without battling through all of his own rhetorical questions

Steve Sax said...

Lilly getting Wiggy with it (a K, that is)

rbnlaw said...

Catching up on the comments:
My good friend is in St. Looie for the Cards/Giants, and I didn't think he even liked baseball.

Looking at the RFP, looks like all the fans are seated above the aisle. Does that mean the lower level of the pavilion is the VIP section?

Miami is putting Dallas away right now.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax:
Are you saying Tracy is indecisive?

Dusty Baker said...

Holy spit, I forgot about basketball.

rbnlaw said...

Heat by 7 with 1:36 left,and the announcers say there's lots of time left.

#goddamnNBA

Lead is now 6.

Steve Sax said...

Just watched the video highlights: Vin noted that of Kemp's 13 HRs, nine have come against his first AB against the pitcher.

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw: do you want to know what I think of Tracy's decision-making process? I'll tell you what I think about Tracy's decision-making process.

rbnlaw said...

Miami fans were chanting M-L-B. They really like baseball down south.

rbnlaw said...

Saxy,
You sound a lot like a replicant being interviewed in Blade Runner.

I'll tell you about my mother.

rbnlaw said...

Game over in Miami as the LeBrons beat the Cubans (Mark, not Fidel).

Dusty Baker said...

ps-But I didn't forget about Dre.

rbnlaw said...

That pitch was so down the middle that it was in the middle of the middle. . .and at the knees.

rbnlaw said...

Miles misses his second chance to get a baserunner.


And Vinny called him a "little guy."

Paul said...

The run support overfloweth.

rbnlaw said...

Lilly seems to be pitching well.

Steve Sax said...

shit, even when Loney doesn't GIDP, he's involved in a GIDP (Sands)

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 8:43p: love that movie. Dragged my girlfriend, now wife, to the Castro Theatre in SF for the Director's Cut.

As to your earlier question, I don't know if it was so much as Tracy was indecisive, but definitely overly-deliberate. And forgiving.

Steve Sax said...

I have an A-Rod badge now. Should I be happy, or sad?

Broke into my ninth case when I wasn't looking; I'm at 131 badges now.

DelinO said...

Kemp's really been listening to my advice.

rbnlaw said...

Missed it by that much!

DelinO said...

Dodgers Stadium is apparently Wigginton's Yellow Sun.

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, Lilly. Made it through seven with only two Rockies runs.

Dodgers 5-2, mid-seventh

Dusty Baker said...

That guy doing GBA is from a rock band??

Steve Sax said...

snared a coco crisp badge on a triple (OAK). Nice....

Steve Sax said...

The One-Trick Ponies?

Steve Sax said...

it's a final, Arizona does NOT win its eighth in a row

Steve Sax said...

Timewarp back to 8:13p - 8:15p: the on-field delay was apparently because Iannetta and Tracy protested Blake's scoring of a second run off of Kemp's 2-RBI single. Iannetta looked like he tagged Beard on the back, but the highlight also looks like Beard is already over the plate at that time. But I'm biased.

Steve Sax said...

gibbons with a one-out PH single

Lilly's night is over

Dusty Baker said...

It's a final; I'm getting another Sam Adams.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There's joy in Mudville!

Dusty Baker said...

La Barba!

Josh S. said...

BEARDOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Orel said...

Bay-eard!

karina said...

YAY! BARBA POWER!

I hope everyone marked my words, these are the Dodgers playing to the expectations!

Josh S. said...

37 hits and 23 runs in three games.

Anemic offense what?

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs, you broke the curse!

karina said...

I got a badge I really wanted:Gerardo Parra <3

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

These aren't my expectations. I expected shit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You gotta play halfway between, Dre.

Steve Sax said...

What?

(linking back to Tracy rhetorical questions conversation)

Steve Sax said...

someone explain wtf happened there

Gameday said Kemp flied to right into a force out? Ethier nailed at second? huh?

Steve Sax said...

M's with three in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead, 3-2, over the O's!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kemp hit a liner to left, and it bounced right in front of Wiggy. There was a chance that Wiggy could catch it, so Andre did not advance to second. By the time he got going, the Rox got the force out at second.

karina said...

I wonder if King James will have to pay for that...

karina said...

@Czar hahaha, I always expect them to play well, no matter what.

Paul said...

This is nice.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sands has the most almostjustmaybealittlemore home runs I've ever seen.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I wonder how much it costs to get the Pac Man in those Indian gaming adds.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

*ads

Spank said...

Let's here it for Ned Colletti,Ladies and Gents!!!

I told you he knew what the fuck he was doing.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

I wanna rub Rubby's tummy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We make party again!

Neeebs said...

Making$ $$$$$.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr. LA SC 9:26p: thanks. sorry, was scribing up the PGT...

Steve Sax said...

P G T

U P

B A Y B E E !!!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 9:44p: I'll drink to that! (Full-price, of course)

rbnlaw said...

Yay!