Monday, June 06, 2011

Game 61 Thread: June 6 @ Phillies, 4p

Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22) vs. Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94).

So. Three consecutive series wins. Against not-altogether-terrible teams. Want a real test? Turn it up a notch? Amp it up? Okay, here's the Phillies. Starting with Lee, of all people, although he's had an uncharacteristic rough start, having lost his last outing — to the Nationals, of all teams. Degree of difficulty? The Phillies miss Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley. Although I love the Dodgers, I'm not yet a believer in this 2011 squad. A fourth straight series win might change that.

166 comments:

Spank said...

hateHateHATE

killKillKILL

dieDieDIE

Paul said...

I hate these fucks. Even more so after their chokefest in the playoffs.

MR.F said...

Yeah. At least the playoffs got canceled after that series.

Jason said...

Alas, I will not be in Philly today. Let's hope the Dodgers' offense can keep it up without me in attendance.

*strains shoulder patting self on the back*

Orel said...

Draft thread up.

QuadSevens said...

Dee Gordon has been called up. Gibbons and Castro DFA.

http://tinyurl.com/3l28ycv

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Didn't Jon Weisman say there is no chance the Dodgers call Dee Gordon up?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Rays signed Lance Cormier.

Somehow, I think I'll survive.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

New, salacious avatar engaged.

Steve Sax said...

I'm a believer, Orel.

I'll try and post why later today. (This is called "the tease".)

MR.F said...

Sax, you saw her face?

Paul said...

Hey Ned Andy La Roche is available! You gave him away once don't do it again!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: Nice

Spank said...

I think we lost last time i put up the lineup so i leave it up to y'all this time.

Mr. Customer said...

We have yet to win when I post a lineup, and I ain't going out on a limb for this one, either.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I haven't fared well with lineups either.

Paul said...

I think I am 1-1.

Paul said...

Carroll 6,
Miles 4,
Thames 7,
Kemp 8,
Uribe 5,
Blake 3,
Sands 9,
Barajas 2
Lilly 1.

Spank said...

Ackbar on base.

Spank said...

Two on no out. Bring that shit!

Mr. Customer said...

Way to make an entrance, asshole.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, they brought shit.

Spank said...

Fuck Thames!

Paul said...

We needed to make room for that?

Spank said...

Booooooooooooooooo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was no strike.

Mr. Customer said...

I see how it is...

Josh S. said...

Well, that was blerg-worthy.

Steve Sax said...

Why the fuck isn't Ethier playing?

Thames sucks in the three-hole

Baaaaaaaaad lineup decision, Donnie

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ethier gets the day off against the lefty.

Josh S. said...

HIT HIM AGAIN!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, so now you want to get hit, ya lil' fucker?

Mr. Customer said...

That was improbably satisfying.

Alex Cora said...

Fucking victorino. That was such a bush league play. Lily should hit him again with a throw to first base.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck this guy at the plate.

Josh S. said...

HIT HIM EVERY PLATE APPEARANCE!

THEN TRIP HIM ON THE WAY TO FIRST!!

THEN SPIT ON HIM!!

THEN TELL HIM HIS MOTHER DRESSES HIM FUNNY!!

Spank said...

Awww man.I missed crybaby getting hit. Fuck.

Josh S. said...

Collins: "It's trouble if it's fair."

Said when the ball is already 8 rows foul.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck Utley.

Spank said...

HaHa! Sit down fucker.

Alex Cora said...

Yeah I am watching the espn broadcast instead of listening to collins and Lyons.

Mr. Customer said...

Collins had one like that yesterday, as well. If I can tell from home, he should be able to keep his shit together.

Paul said...

Collins announces like he is on my Sega Baseball game.

Josh S. said...

*switches to ESPN*

Aim for the white rectangle, Ted!

Josh S. said...

Eh, these guys suck too.

*sticks fingers in ears*

Spank said...

Welcome back,Urine. You still suck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ah, fuck it, we're screwed today.

Spank said...

Still sounds like Tim K. is going through puberty.

Steve Sax said...

So far, both new returnees to the lineup have made at least one out each

Josh S. said...

LITERALLY working at a gas station?

It's tough to figuratively work at a gas station.

Steve Sax said...

Way to work the walk there Jerry

Make them pay, Rodster!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Rodster did not make them pay.

Steve Sax said...

These between-innings ads on GameDay suck the big one. Not being able to access the GameDay for that period is annoying. I may switch to espn gamecast

Josh S. said...

Sax: Then you can get the Colin Cowherd Yankee-licking badge.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hah! Colin Cowherd watching baseball! Good one, Josh!

Spank said...

I don't fucking care what you were doing on draft day...Call the goddamn game!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lilly doesn't even look like he's going to swing the bat.

Steve Sax said...

We have four guys in the lineup under .220.

They have none.

Spank said...

Preparation H. The Official hemorrhoid cream of major league baseball.

Steve Sax said...

Sweet AB from Ted Lilly, even if he got out

Josh S. said...

Every Ted Lilly at-bat looks like his first.

Dusty Baker said...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43303022/ns/today-entertainment/

It's not just me who thinks January Jones sucks at acting.

Spank said...

Ackbar 2 for 2.

Steve Sax said...

Well at least Thames can't GIDP now

Josh S. said...

He plays the game the right way, dont'cha know.

Spank said...

FUCK YOU ESPN!

*engages mute button*

Josh S. said...

The off-the-DL crew is up to 2 outs each before Uribe's second plate appearance.

Steve Sax said...

No Thames, like the present.

Fred's Brim said...

this game is going to make me mad

Josh S. said...

Well, Cliffy's about to get his run.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: re: JJ: just pout and stand there! That's all I ask!

Josh S. said...

HIT HIM I DON'T EVEN CARE.

Dammit.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit - that ball was in the dirt too

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That should do it. We'll get 'em next time.

Spank said...

Fuck

Mr. Customer said...

This annoys. Commute time will be a blessing.

Steve Sax said...

Well, it was fun while it lasted

Spank said...

Fuck

Steve Sax said...

Oh, fuck

Steve Sax said...

I got a fucking Ryan Howard badge there, adding insult to injury

Fred's Brim said...

Victorino looks like something The Rock shit out after a day of drinking

Fred's Brim said...

hey look at that asshole in the crowd! Did you see him?

Fred's Brim said...

Chase Utley always looks like somebody just cut in front of him in line but is too much of a knob to do anything about it

Fred's Brim said...

It's drive time so I have the place to myself

Fred's Brim said...

Sutcliffe isn't drunk enough

Spank said...

We gave no runs this inning so we got that going for us.

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

Valdez has the dumbest goatee since Scott Spiezio

Spank said...

Two on again for Thames. shit.

Spank said...

Dykstra is fucked.

Spank said...

So are the Dodgers. Stupid Thames.

Fred's Brim said...

I wonder if Lenny will be able to get dip in prison

Fred's Brim said...

can we have Jamey Carrol be all-time hitter?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Casey, just ground out

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh

goddamn Phillies

Spank said...

That offensive showing was putrid.

Fred's Brim said...

get that booger with a jersey out of the booth

Spank said...

What is this? A fucking circus?

Fred's Brim said...

The Chicken would peck his eyes out

Spank said...

Come on Sands

Spank said...

100!

Fred's Brim said...

I like how Jerry works pitchers

Fred's Brim said...

and hits them with line drives

Dusty Baker said...

I take it we are faring poorly? #workcomment

Josh S. said...

Nice try, Jerry. Aim for the arm next time.

Fred's Brim said...

i love our bench

a light hitting lefty is the best we can do

Fred's Brim said...

pinch hit Billingsley fer chrissakes!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

And of course Gwynn gets aboard.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it's not so bad. Lilly has pitched pretty well and Cliff Lee has been good Cliff Lee. We've had a little to do with that but still not the abominations to which we've become accustomed.

Fred's Brim said...

our little guys are the only ones who can make good contact

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mama, there goes that man: Mark Jackson is your Golden State Warriors' new head coach.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good lord, that means more voice time for Van Gundy. Just kill me now.

Fred's Brim said...

FB Is Not Going To See It: Green Lantern

Central Valley Fan said...

Did I just hear the Phillies commentator call Fernando a Brownie?

Fred's Brim said...

@CVF - I am watching ESPN

Who said it? That asshole Larry Anderson?

Josh S. said...

JS is going to see it (likely for free, because his wife works for WB): Green Lantern.

Fred's Brim said...

Hawksworth sure has a live fastball. Why would the Cards dump him for Theriot? Maybe he's a drunk or a pain in the ass

Central Valley Fan said...

It was the stump the fans trivia, I wasn't paying attention, but then the answer was fernando, and the other commentator goes, Well I know it was a brownie....

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - you around for when the Phils are in town?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I will likely see Green Lantern.

Spank said...

Game 3 of NHL championship? i did not even know it had started.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly! that's terrible if that's true!

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh Thames nearly got cuffed there

Fred's Brim said...

let's get this bum!

Spank said...

@ CVF

That is pretty wild if he said that.

Spank said...

Come on man. i want to see how fast Dee Gordon is. get something started.

Steve Sax said...

Thames, 0-for-4 with 5 LOB. Thanks a lot, Marcus!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It appears Simers has hacked into Saxy's account.

Spank said...

They are talking about the Dodgers situation on ESPN. I'm getting fucking pissed off.

Josh S. said...

@FB: I'm pretty much always around. Let's hook it up!

Paul said...

Ruiz bitch slaps us again.

Spank said...

Booooooooooo!

Fred's Brim said...

I can't stand that guy.
He always manages to do something like that against us. It's never just a sac fly in the third inning

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walks

Josh S. said...

Of course. Fucking Chooch.

Paul said...

Eh 2 or 3 or 100 runs behind. Seems the same.

Fred's Brim said...

The Phils are playing DSB

Paul said...

They are playing don't stop believen for us.

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh - going to the Duke Snider bobblehead night and the day game on Wed. I got some cheap field-level seats down the lines where the seats are plentiful

Spank said...

Do something Urine for drying out loud

Fred's Brim said...

Dee!!

Paul said...

Urine goes 2!

Spank said...

^crying

Paul said...

Can we sign Flash for closer?

Paul said...

Dee needs the practice at being James' force out.

Paul said...

Fuckin outside ump.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee could have made it to home.

Spank said...

Fly Fly!

Fred's Brim said...

lookit him go!

Paul said...

Clean hit Jamers. Runners on the corners

Steve Sax said...

Oh Dodgers, don't torment me so.

Spank said...

Beard looks like his pops.

Fred's Brim said...

woo no shutout

Paul said...

Hit it hard. Lucky break.

Paul said...

Figures.

Spank said...

Rod goes limp.

Paul said...

Dinner time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dioner Navarro will save us.

Paul said...

Okay. Two strikes same as 3.

Fred's Brim said...

I bet Tara Reid is a Phillies fan

Paul said...

Yup.

Fred's Brim said...

sad

Spank said...

Crapola

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Expected.

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all

Spank said...

Later FB

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread Up, Albeit Late