Thursday, June 09, 2011

Game 64 Thread: June 9 @ Rox, 5:30p

I totally rocked one of these sweet Casio watches when I was a kid.

Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 3.05) vs. Juan Nicasio (1-1, 2.08).

Who is Juan Nicasio? Just another pitcher unknown to the Dodgers. Who is Dinger? Just an annoying pantsless dinosaur who pops up behind the plate in the late innings of close games at Coors Field. But hey, maybe there's something to be said about that whole pantsless approach:

"No pants, no service? These people are savages!"

UPDATE: Dodgers Promote Oeltjen, Send Sands Down Under (True Blue LA)

191 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon SS
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Uribe 2B
Loney 1B
Navarro C
Gwynn LF
Kershaw P

Neeebs said...

I guess that Jerry Sands isn't the future of this organization today.

Josh S. said...

SHREEMPS ON THA BAHBIES FOR ALL!

I bet Jay Gibbons is loving life right now.

MR.F said...

Has Jay Gibbons been promoted to BBBQ-er?

Josh S. said...

He has to go through ABQ first.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Maybe he can join Eric Byrnes' beer-league softball team.

Mmmmmm, beer-league...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just realized there's no link to the Unicorn Fantasy League. None of the participants are regulars, no link, how do I know this isn't some ploy by Orel to fool us all?

I'm pretty bored right now.

Orel said...

Nancy Bea made it a private league, so you'll just have to take my word for it. Second place, y'all!

MR.F said...

Yeah I didn't even know there was a league until I saw it in the sidebar.

Josh S. said...

@MLASC: At least I know Nancy Bea exists in real life, unlike certain regulars with made up names that slowly morphed into girls' names.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't believe you, Orel. I need proof. Screencap it.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, Nancy Bea is a semi-regular...

Though I think the recent surliness of the commentariat has made us outcasts from polite society.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Josh - Just because I'm a computer program created by the CIA-

Oh, dammit, I've said too much.

Josh S. said...

So, you're Marcia Sportsczar now?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aw hell, Panetta's gonna tear me a new CD drive.

Mr. Customer said...

He's a short-timer now, so you're probably safe. Don't pull that shit with Petraeus, though.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm bored with this whole work thing. Is it time for baseball yet?

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C erroneously stated: "Though I think the recent surliness of the commentariat has made us outcasts from polite society."

Our surliness is not recent, nor is it the root cause for our outcast from polite society.

Josh S. said...

RT @dylanohernandez: Mattingly said his hope is that Uribe and Blake hit, making it possible for Gwynn to play regularly in LF.

So, we're hoping guys that aren't hitting start hitting so we can regularly start a guy that doesn't hit.

Head...hurts...so...much.

Mr. Customer said...

Ah, well.

The DEGREE of surliness (in which I majored, coincidentally) is perhaps higher, and it is actually being shunned by impolite society that has me worried.

Dusty Baker said...

I guess if Urine and Blake hit well enough, I can start at SS and we can have a blind man catch, theoretically. Or Navarro.

Dusty Baker said...

Asses, man. I just saw that White Bread got sent down. Damn. Miss that lily white little bucktooth bundle of dodger already.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm sure he'll be along shortly. Patrolling the outfield ain't safe this year.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, LF, anyway. Nobody else seems to be having difficulty.

For which I am eternally grateful.

Spank said...

In the clock tower,Vinny!

*loads rifle*

Jason said...

On the bus, Vin!

*ducks to avoid Spank's shot*

Spank said...

Epale!

karen said...

Pulling up a chair, Vin!!

By the way...Hello Everybody!

karen said...

Epale Spanky!!

Orel said...

Can't tell which is the bat and which is Dee Gordon.

Spank said...

I don't know whos eyes are farther apart: Carroll or Dee Gordon

Spank said...

Epale,Karen! Long time no see.

Orel said...

Nice hustle, Andre!

Orel said...

According to Vin, Kemp's hitting .478 on this road trip. Cripes.

Spank said...

Come on Matty. Hook me up with a homer.

karen said...

Spanky--My mom has been very ill and in the hospital so I've been spending alot of time there. She's home now and doing much better so I get to play with my peeps and watch The Boys in Blue tonite. :)

Spank said...

Come on Matty! Hook me up with a strikeout.

(cries)

Orel said...

Best wishes to your mother, Karen!

Spank said...

@ Karen

I'm glad your mom is doing better and that you are able to join us here.

karen said...

Thanks Orel!! I'll pass it along to her.

Spank said...

Geez,those averages suck.

(Urine,1B,Dinner)

Spank said...

Urine doing what he does best. KO

Spank said...

Loney only does good when I talk shit about him so I am not going to stop until he gets traded.

Orel said...

Hey, we have men on!

Spank said...

Tony Gwynn Jr looks more like a skinny Chris Gwynn actually. Bats like him too.

Mr. Customer said...

Just in time for the pitcher's spot! Which, sadly, I would almost prefer over some of the others.

Orel said...

Blackmon? Blockman?

karen said...

Bison Power!!

Spank said...

MATT KEMP BRINGING THE PAIN!!!!

MR.F said...

Matt Kemp, I love you.

Spank said...

As usual. It's Kemp and nothing else.

karen said...

UJTD. Ha-ha Tulo!!

MR.F said...

Wotchale, Karen! I'm glad to hear your mom is doing better.

Spank said...

Kid K is rolling along.

Spank said...

We got something brewing.

Spank said...

Ooooo that was almost a strike on Beard.

Spank said...

I got a phone call and missed the score.

(cries)

Orel said...

Enjoying a nice Salade Nicasio for dinner.

Orel said...

Bison RBIs!

karen said...

Keep pitching to Matty you idiots

Spank said...

MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! Kemp Baby!

MR.F said...

Matt Kemp, I love you.

karen said...

MrF 6:51--Thank you!!

Steve Sax said...

We cannot be up 4-0. Must be an error.

MR.F said...

68 pitches through 5 for Kershaw.

Spank said...

I forgot about Davey Lopez

Steve Sax said...

@Karen, sorry this is late: get well wishes for your mom!

Mr. Customer said...

This is going well!

Spank said...

I think we're in trouble.

MR.F said...

I believe in Clayton Kershaw.

Spank said...

@ Mr.F

I thought Kemp was your man? Player.

Spank said...

Goddamn. Get tough Kid K! Fuck Tulo!

MR.F said...

I love them both!

Spank said...

Shit. Hold them to two runs Kid.

(cries)

MR.F said...

I still believe in Clayton Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

Ruh roh.

Josh S. said...

Feh.

Spank said...

I guess Helton would have scored even if Loney had not bobbled that ball but fuck bro,don't choke with the glove when the games on the line.

MR.F said...

It's okay. Just minimize the damage.

Orel said...

Kershaw preserves the Quality Start!

Spank said...

That inning was almost as ugly as Kershaws beard.

Josh S. said...

Pinch hit Kemp for everybody!

MR.F said...

Nice positivity, Orel!

I'm down on so much of this team right now, but I refuse to be pessimistic about Kershaw.

Spank said...

Maybe we should start batting the pitchers in the 2 spot

karen said...

Saxy--Thank you! This experience really scared the crap out of me, but she seems to be on the road to recovery. She's feeling well enough to fight me over the remote...She wants to watch the NBA Finals and I want to watch the Dodgers!

Mr. Customer said...

Now it's going less well, but I'll still fucking take it.

MR.F said...

Start the rally, Clayton!

Spank said...

Kershaw and Gordon! Your new 1 and 2 hitters.

Steve Sax said...

Deeeeeeeeeeeee!

Mr. Customer said...

@Karen

Wow, I missed that story the first time through! It sounds scary, but I'm glad your mom is on the mend.

Spank said...

More Runs!

(cries)

MR.F said...

Kershaw scored from first on a bunt? Awesome!

Mr. Customer said...

Flaco scores!

Josh S. said...

What in the name of all that is holy?!

We got runs back?

Steve Sax said...

I'm digging this Matt Reynolds guy

Josh S. said...

Flaco? I'm not raven about that name.

karen said...

Thank you MrC. Thanks to all of you for your kind words!! :)

Dodgers ahead by 4 again. Way to come back, team!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, shit! Cycle alert in effect!

Can he get another AB?

Spank said...

Apodaca

Josh S. said...

Kempity kemp kemp!

MR.F said...

It's a 4-run game again!

Josh S. said...

Surprised Uribe didn't swing at those.

MR.F said...

Jeebus, Matt Kemp you are so hot.

MR.F said...

Dear Loney,

They intentionally walked Juan Fucking Uribe to get to you. That's how much you suck.

-Mr. F.

Spank said...

Pre emptive: Loney,you're fired

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're winning? Well that's the highlight of my day.

Josh S. said...

Mars Blackmon?

Josh S. said...

Hey now, let's not go letting them back in now.

Josh S. said...

Too many nows.

Mr. Customer said...

Aw, Christ.

Evil rancho ardiendo.

Spank said...

For fucks sake.Get this mutt out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I suppose I spoke too soon.

Spank said...

Up and in. Do it!

Spank said...

Out over the plate. Fucking stupid.

Mr. Customer said...

Shiiiiit.

karen said...

I'm getting very nervous now.

Helton up with evil RA.

Spank said...

Should have done that to CarGo you mutt.

Mr. Customer said...

Throw fucking strikes!

Steve Sax said...

Loney has the one hit in a 1-for-13 aggregate five through eight hole

Kershaw has more hits tonight than our five through eight combined

Mr. Customer said...

Goddamn Coors.

Spank said...

Hold on to your Pop Tarts, Karen. This is about to get U.G.L.Y.

Josh S. said...

I am sick of Macdougal's stupid face.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's like Mattingly was watching that walk and thought, "Mmm, that reminds me of MacDougal. Bring him in."

rbnlaw said...

Fuck me.

Orel said...

gack

rbnlaw said...

See what I mean?

Spank said...

FUCK! SHIT!

Josh S. said...

FUCKING CLOWNSHOES!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Jesus H, why?!

NicJ said...

Haha.

rbnlaw said...

Can no one pitch from this bullpen?

Spank said...

Can Kemp pitch?

MR.F said...

Damnit. My faith in the world has been destroyed.

Mr. Customer said...

*Averts eyes*

Josh S. said...

My little mobile Gameday batter was hit by two of those shitty pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Elbert and MacDougal, why do you suck so tonight

thanks for screwing Kershaw

karen said...

Spanky--8:18--I actually was eating Strawberry Pop Tarts and it is getting U.G.L.Y. Good call Spank!

Spank said...

Fuck,man.Holy shit only one out too.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

Giambi's still alive?

Orel said...

Don't choke, Mavs!

Josh S. said...

Kershaw kinda screwed himself too, Saxy.

Steve Sax said...

giambi is the ninth batter this inning

mattingly doesn't know how to manage his bullpen

Steve Sax said...

(Josh, I know I'm biased for Kershaw)

MATTINGLY, PULL MACDOUGAL YOU FUCKING IDIOT

rbnlaw said...

Sympathy strike.

Josh S. said...

Is MacDougal pitching with his back to the plate?

Steve Sax said...

MacDougal can't find the strike zone with a magnifying glass

MR.F said...

Fuck. Come on Mavs.

Steve Sax said...

With a 3-0 count and the bases loaded, Monday gives us the great insight that MacDougal has to throw a strike

YOU DON'T SAY

rbnlaw said...

Well, that's perfect.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly, you are an idiot

Spank said...

This is bad. This is real bad.

karen said...

He walks in the go ahead run.

Fuck.

Mr. Customer said...

*bangs head against wall repeatedly*

Steve Sax said...

I never thought I'd find a manager slower to react than Jim Tracy.

And then I saw Mattingly coach like his bobblehead doll, frozen on the step.

rbnlaw said...

My 2011 theme for the Dodger bullpen has been: "Who's that guy?"


Now I don't want to know.

Steve Sax said...

Heat by 1, 5:16 left

Mr. Customer said...

I'm not sure this is an improvement...

NicJ said...

Bad teams find ways to lose.

Reminds me of the dbacks last year.

Alex Cora said...

Wow this is really sad.

rbnlaw said...

Throw it around the white thing on the ground.

Spank said...

Thanks for that insight,NicJ.

(cries)

rbnlaw said...

2 outs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spank said...

Man,put me into pitch.At least i'll strike fear into their eyes when I throw it at their heads.

MR.F said...

Whoa, go Mavs!

Steve Sax said...

the long national nightmare of the bottom of the seventh inning is finally over

Josh S. said...

THANK GOD!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Gott in himmel, that inning lasted as long as the rest of the game.

Josh S. said...

At least Kemp will bat again in the 9th.

Orel said...

Jason Terry!

MR.F said...

At least we have individual glory to root for. Go cycle!

MR.F said...

Go Mavs!!!

Spank said...

Jim Gott

Josh S. said...

Pinch hitter is the one role Ackbar doesn't excel in.

Spank said...

Boooooooooooo!

Josh S. said...

I am not digging the Lindblom.

Mr. Customer said...

Here we go again

Steve Sax said...

single and double to leadoff the eighth. The Dodgers are determined to lose this game

Spank said...

The light is getting dimmer

Spank said...

Yes,Let's pitch to Tulo. I see good things happening right now.

Josh S. said...

Whattya know.

MR.F said...

Only 1 run that inning!

Spank said...

Ackbar does look a bit off?

cc:Josh

Spank said...

Excuse the ? in my last comment. I am inebriated.

Steve Sax said...

I want a Kemp HR, but I also want a Kemp single.

Spank said...

No cycle

Alex Cora said...

Apodaca tell street to groove one to Bog Rod.

Spank said...

Weak ass shit

Alex Cora said...

Booooooooooo!!!!!!!

Josh S. said...

And with that...FUCK.

MR.F said...

Damnit. Oh well.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up