Monday, June 13, 2011

Game 68 Thread: June 13 vs. Reds, 7p

When 'Duk at Big League Stew has time on his hands....

Hiroki Kuroda (5-7, 3.35) vs. Bronson Arroyo (4-6, 5.28).

Arroyo and his funky leg kick visit Dodger Stadium for a three-game set starting tonight, and if you thought the fireworks were over when the Dodgers left Coors Field, think again. Just over a week ago the Dodgers and Reds combined for 37 runs in a three-game series in Cincinnati (which the Dodgers won!). Now Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and company are looking to bust out the bats against Kuroda, who understandably might be feeling the need to be perfect. In his last ten starts, the Dodgers have scored more than three runs exactly once. No pressure, Hiroki!

185 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Posts on Hitler and goose-stepping, all in one day

Paul said...

10-2!

Comming to a Stadium near you....

Steve Sax said...

Paul, I too am feeling like we're gonna make a run here.

I don't know if it's a 10-2 run, but I like your optimism!

Jason said...

Gordon - SS
Miles - 2B
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Loney - 1B
Uribe - 3B
Navarro - C
Gwynn - LF
Kuroda - P

Loney hitting behind Kemp? Over/under on Kemp walks tonight: 3.5.

Jason said...

Battletoad set to undergo neck surgery later this week. Yikes!

Spank said...

(cries for Chente)

Paul said...

@Sax

Yeah if we lose tonight then my prediction becomes even more....optimistic!

MR.F said...

Egads. Neck?! I wish him the best.

Neeebs said...

Spank:

I forgot to tell you how much better you look these days. That is you do look like your Avatar, no?

JBJ-1138 said...

how he looks at the internet

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkbjqkA57e1qdo7yb.png

Steve Sax said...

I don't know what Stephen Cobert is up to over at MLB.com, but he's picked Andre Ethier today (MLB.com has picked Ichiro).

Josh S. said...

After a 10-game stretch of early starts, 7pm seems a long way away.

Dusty Baker said...

Serious Scooby-Dooing going on today, it seems. Don't sleep on that Captain America post; I just dropped a bomb in there.

Steve Sax said...

Okay Dusty, I'm heading over to those there parts

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I'm with Paul, 10-2!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If you ever wondered what became of Cory Wade (I know I haven't)...

http://bit.ly/ioFyP4

Steve Sax said...

thanks for the wade news mr la sc

Jason said...

On the couch, Vin!

karen said...

Pulling up a chair, Vin!

Epale Everyone!

Spank said...

Peaking on 'shrooms,Vinny!

Spank said...

Epale,Karen and gang! It seems to me like Kuroda is pitching every other game.

Spank said...

I'm confused. Which Dusty Baker is the black Dusty Baker?

Jason said...

Epale karen and Spank!

Did anyone else just get one of those old-fashion TV test signals on mlb.tv?

Jason said...

DAMMIT! I just opened my first beer of the night and it's skunked. And I didn't even get it for half-price.

cc: Dusty

Spank said...

Got the same color bars here on Prime Ticket,Jason.

Spank said...

Bill Walsh sighting in front row.

Jason said...

Apparently, Frank sold off the modern A/V equipment at the Stadium for spare change during the road trip.

Jason said...

Dude taking major advantage of the buffet that is included in the seats right behind home plate. That was an impressive pyramid of Dodger Dogs he carried back to his seat.

karen said...

Jason 7:13 We got the old fashion color bars here, too.

I sure hope we can score more than 2 runs for Hiro tonite.

karen said...

Dee Gordon makes me feel so old

Jason said...

Dee Gordon makes me feel really fat.

karen said...

Booooooo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Didn't take long for Colbert to win.

Steve Sax said...

LONEY!!!

Spank said...

1B comes through

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I see the team hypnotist convinced Loney that he's in Denver.

Spank said...

Urine stinks!

Spank said...

A veteran gets that call.

Spank said...

Damm 1-1

Steve Sax said...

hey, hiroki! wake up!

Paul said...

Fuck the non SOSG Dusty Baker!

He went after Manny a few years ago and now goes high on Kemp.

I want Voto's head on a stick!!!

karen said...

Paul Janish is starting to piss me off.

Spank said...

Goddamn Brooks Robinson on first base

Spank said...

DEE GORDON!

karen said...

Atta boy Dee!

karen said...

Dee Gordon...Again!!

Spank said...

DEE GORDON!

Jason said...

Dee quickly makes up for last inning.

Spank said...

FUCK KEVIN JAMES

Paul said...

Bean Kevin James!


Is that Lebron's brother?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kevin James? The murderous hobo from Boston?

Paul said...

Rick James brother? That guy tried to start the xylophone death metal.

Spank said...

Come on Matty. Start something

Spank said...

1B again with a hit. Keep raising your trade stock, mutt.

Jason said...

Those head-first slides make me nervous. But still, KEMVP!

Spank said...

We get a run but Urine fucking sucks. I hate him.

Paul said...

I would be pissed at Urine for that DP but dinner is up so it doesn't matter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

http://bit.ly/lYbAvu

Spank said...

Are you an Astro fan too, Marla?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I thought one benefit of moving to Phoenix would be getting to watch the Dodgers play the D-Backs at a reduced price. Now I can't even have that.

Jason said...

That swing was Urinesque

Spank said...

@ Marla

Go on strike as a rabid Milwaukee fan to have the Brewers moved back to the A.L.

Paul said...

Vinny said Alice and Chains.

Made my night.

Spank said...

Fuck Bronson Arroyo. I'll shred him on the axe.

Paul said...

Can't you see the Dodgers at a reduced price in LA?

Jason said...

That is the third time I've seen Gordon break a bat since he was called up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I still have to pay the service charge on Stubhub.

karen said...

Wow...Dee at it again

Spank said...

I likes Gordon.

Josh S. said...

You'll have better access to the team in Spring than the rest of us, so quitcher bitchin'.

Spank said...

I don't like that HR.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Josh - Never!

Jason said...

I don't like Heisey's neck beard.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Marla moved to Phoenix?

Jason said...

75

Spank said...

Leave Marla alone. He's going to hook me up with kind football tickets when the Rams play the Cardinals.

(hopes)

Jason said...

Dibs on Marla's couch during spring training next year!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Dusty - Not yet, but in about two months.

Dusty Baker said...

Home late after battling some bad press, Vinny!

Jason said...

Spank, I'll hook you up with Rams tickets against the Seahawks next year. You might have to carry Pete Carroll's hoodie if it gets too warm, though.

Paul said...

Who stole Dre's pop?

Jason said...

The Unibomber played for the Reds in the 50s?

Dusty Baker said...

Doesn't Dr. Geek live in Phoenix?

karina said...

I need to get out this from my chest:

quit mocking King James, he's improving!

*cries*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I was looking at Dre's numbers today and thinking, "Damn, where'd the power go?"

Spank said...

Only if he'll take care of mine,Jason.And I'm not talking clothes.

Paul said...

I want go up to see the Rams in Seattle.

Marla watch out for the Drunks at camelback on St. Paddy's day.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Karina - Never!

Spank said...

@ Karina re:1B

If you are talking to me,I stated in a GT last week that the only times he does good is when I talk shit about him. If you don't believe me,look at the results.

Paul said...

Miles vertical Jump is not good.


Fuck.

Spank said...

Goddamn Hiro. The pitcher has two hits off of you asshole.

Paul said...

Also The only time Loney fucks up is when Spank talks shot about him.

karen said...

Janish has officially pissed me off.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, dee and aaron and andre for a poor throw

Dusty Baker said...
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Dusty Baker said...

Sorry about that skunky, full-priced beer, Jason. I meant to open a Cuzquena just now but instead opened a Black Hart Stout that Mrs Dusty had stashed in the sixes holder. So having to drink a stout with my chicken burrito - not a good pairing.

karina said...

well Spank, in that case, you can mock him as much as you want to...

and Czar, I just can't convince you of anything, right?

karina said...

I've got Brandon Phillips on my fantasy team

*sighs*

karina said...

99!

karina said...

100!

Spank said...

FUCKING SHIT!

Dusty Baker said...

Goodnight everybody.

Steve Sax said...

this is getting very bad very fast

Spank said...

Where's the hard liquor?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Argh, we suck.

Jason said...

@Dusty 9:07

A good mole sauce for that chicken burrito would have improved the stout pairing.

Josh S. said...

So...this is one of Paulie's two losses, right?

Jason said...

I'm not sure if it is the Dodgers bullpen or that skunky beer from 2 hours ago, but I just broke out the Rolaids.

Spank said...

Dona Maria mole. comes in a small jar,imported from Mexico.Mix with chicken broth.Nothing fancy. The fucking bomb!

karina said...

goodnight ladies and gents!

still hoping they win this game

Jason said...

I do not believe that stat about Loney's batting average over the past 44 games (sorry karina)

Steve Sax said...

well, i finished up the scrubbery opened bottles in my house

cakebread sauvignon blanc

verve cliquot champagne

a man of the people tonight, i tell you.

Jason said...

Verve Cliquot Champagne? I'm pretty sure the homeless guy that camps out in front of the library across the street from my place was drinking a bottle of that last night. I'm not kidding, that's the bottle with the orange label, right?

The homeless guy seemed happy at least. Apologies for not saying hi if that was you, Sax.

Paul said...

Well just got done with cleaning my kitchen and return to this crap.


2-10!!!

I knew we should have beaned Votto.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We can still go 9-1, right? Right?

(cries)

Jason said...

Hey! I finally got a badge today. Justin Smoak for a lousy single, but still.

Jason said...

Fly MSBs, fly!

Paul said...

Dee!

Spank said...

DEE GORDON!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Flash!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Score him, Miles! Now!

Paul said...

Just hit it in play Miles. Dee can tag up on a pop up.

Paul said...

Told ya!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If that wasn't a popup, it was pretty damn close.

Spank said...

The dude is fast.Scores on a shallow flyball.

Paul said...

Time for back to back jacks.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Time to flex some power, Dre.

karen said...

I think we're going to have alot of fun watching Dee Gordon for the next several years.

Paul said...

Whe did Dre steal my swing?

Spank said...

Yay Dre!

karen said...

Dre swings at one around his shoelaces.

Jason said...

I know I'm going to have a lot of fun watching Dee Gordon's high top fade for the next several years.

karen said...

I love the commercial with the girls all screaming for Matt Kemp. I, too, have a secret crush on him.

Jason said...

Is that Frank schmoozing with the regular folks sitting behind first base?

Jason said...

That wasn't even in the same zip code as a HBP.

Paul said...

Commercial would have been better if it was Don Frank and Ned screaming.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx for that mole tip Jason. Oh and also Spank.

How do you afford that top shelf shit when you're paying full price for beer, Sax?

Jason said...

This has been bugging me all night, but I'm pretty sure that is a band sitting on the right aisle of the first row behind home plate and I can't figure out who it is. I was thinking Paramore if Haley died her hair black but that's not right.

Steve Sax said...

139 badges, i think thanks to Justin Smoak

Jason said...

It's all in Loney's hands!

*cries*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney to tie!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm sorry, that was meant to say "Loney to cry!"

Paul said...

I think your right Jason. Not sure what band. But look familar.

Spank said...

LeBron-0 Rings

Spank- 0 Badges

Can I be called King? Oh wait a minute, I am a King.

Jason said...

Damn, that was pretty much a pitch out, too.

Paul said...

Looked outside.

Dusty Baker said...

Not a strike.

Spank said...

Yankees are calling 1B. Best get a hit fucker.

Dusty Baker said...

It's that Flaming Menudos cover band, no?

Spank said...

That's the Neeebs lookalike on the far left.

karen said...

DAMMIT JAMES!

Jason said...

Maybe Kemp can steal third. And then home. And then pinch hit for Dinner.

Steve Sax said...

Loney, that sucked.

If you end up striking out weakly and on one knee, it's a bad swing.

Josh S. said...

Dunno the band, but I saw Dennis Haysbert behind Barajas.

Paul said...

Rod will kills us or make us stronger.

Jason said...

Not a strike

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Better hit it out, Barajas, because that's the only way you won't get out.

Paul said...

Two strikes. Pull a lucky Burrell Rod!

Jason said...

Kemp has one dirty uniform tonight. Gotta love his effort this season.

Spank said...

Is that Jonathan Davies on the right?
Oh no, It's a guy.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 9:53p: I struck a deal with Frank McCourt and bought 100 beer vouchers in advance for half price

Josh S. said...

We so dead.

Paul said...

How come Dionner makes the last out every fuckin time?!!!?

Steve Sax said...

Should last me through the homestand

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, did that suck.

I'm watching the game, people.

Steve Sax said...

Leave it to the .169 BA guy!

Spank said...

At least get a piece of the ball for fucks sake.

Steve Sax said...

Man with Loney jersey makes sweet foul ball grab from loge level

Wait, that WAS Loney

Dusty Baker said...

Haysbert is a Pasadenan.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chicken Dinner's our only hope.

Paul said...

Oh please just get a walk.

Jason said...

Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

We we we so unexcited

Paul said...

Fuck you Dinner!

Josh S. said...

BALLS.

(Not put in play.)

Dusty Baker said...

I'm too depressed to get a ticket for tomorrow night's game.

Spank said...

Awesome!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Le sighs, all around.

Jason said...

Good night, Vin.

Spank said...

Where's the hard liquor at?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Spank - With the hobo that Jason spotted.

Spank said...

Saxy!! Break out the hard liquor!!!

Steve Sax said...

182 comments, not bad boys and girls. Unlike the Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up.

Steve Sax said...

Round of hard liquor on everyone. oh wait, they're in the other thread.