Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Game 70 Thread: June 15 vs. Reds, 12p

Chad Billingsley (5-5, 4.13) vs. Travis Wood (4-4, 5.38).

I'd been saying since the end of our last road trip that this is the homestand that could turn our season. Losing the first two games of this homestand, including using our best gun Clayton Kershaw and not earning a win, does not augur well for our next ten home games.

With Travis on the mound today against our pitcher-turned-slugger Billingsley, we'll either be coming around, or we'll end up like that guy at the end of the video below. Lose this game, and allow the Reds to sweep us at home, and the yolk's definitely on us.

111 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Ugh. I thought I could get to this game today, but I can't.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

C'mon, Dodgers! Paul's 10-2 prediction is on the line! (For the next 10 games.)

Mr. Customer said...

Hey boys and girls! Are we good at baseball yet?

Paul said...

Well to be a genius you have to risk looking like an idiot.

Math is my only friend now.

Josh S. said...

Finally ponied up for At Bat 11 so I could listen to this game.

Obviously, I am both a masochist and bad with my money.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Reds' unis look like knockoffs of the Cubs.

http://digs.by/iqkVaX

Steve Sax said...

I like math!

I like a ten-game winning streak, too!

Jason said...

I like lamp!

Neeebs said...

I'm laying 10/1 odds against a 10 game winning streak.

Any takers?

Spank said...

I was going to change my avi but I need something good to look at while the Dodgers stink up the joint.

Spank said...

I finally get the chance to watch the Dodgers wear their Royals tribute uniforms.

Spank said...

SpeeDee
Ackbar
Ethier
Kemp
Urine
Thames
1B
Barajas
Bills

Jason said...

Pitcher outhitting batters 5 - 8. Again.

Steve Sax said...

Strike em out throw em out!

Spank said...

Easy come easy go

Spank said...

ETHIER GETS A HIT!

ETHIER GETS A HIT!

Steve Sax said...

Too bad about that CS on Gordon, as Ethier's 2B would have scored Dee

Steve Sax said...

3-0 to Uribe and Juan swings onthe next pitch (foul)

Steve Sax said...

Juan actually takes the walk

Rancho ardiendo!!!

Spank said...

Walk,run. Rancho1Biendo

Steve Sax said...

Marcus Thames walks on six pitches to score!

1-0

Loney up with rancho ardiendo and two out (so he can't GIDP)

Jason said...

Loney look shocked he made contact.

Spank said...

Weak ass flyball. Trade this mutt already.

Steve Sax said...

Loney lines out to right

sad trombone but not altogether unexpected

Steve Sax said...

LOBney

MR.F said...

Loney has no trade value.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

first pitch, leadoff single to Wilson Phillips

Spank said...

There goes the lead.

Steve Sax said...

bills getting whacked here

hope he brought his bat

Steve Sax said...

jeez, chadley

Steve Sax said...

chadley, what the fuck

Steve Sax said...

strikeout...barely

Steve Sax said...

Reds 2, Dodgers 1 after 1.5

Steve Sax said...

where is everybody? surely you guys can't be working?

Jason said...

Bills suffers a power outage, settles for a single.

Jason said...

Dee suffers power increase, hits ball out of infield.

Spank said...

I'm back,Saxy. I was getting my daily fix of online cartoon bear porn.

Josh S. said...

Went out to lunch.

So...we suck?

Josh S. said...

Fucking Bills.

Fred's Brim said...

this is sad

Spank said...

Holy Shit! WTF Bills! Bases Loaded!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

it really makes me sad to hear Vin call this. I feel like we are wasting one of the last few, precious seasons of Vin with this team

Fred's Brim said...

I thought Bills was unbeatable in day games

Josh S. said...

SON OF A BITCHING BITCH.

Spank said...

Make it go away!

Steve Sax said...

chad really, really doesn't want us to win this game

Spank said...

PGT Up!

Josh S. said...

Jesus Murphy.

Spank said...

Dre is going to go on the D.L. after getting hit by that pitch on his shoulder. #putito

Fred's Brim said...

We've scored 6 runs or more in a home game only 5 times this season, 5 or more 9 times. 3 of those games came three days in a row vs Florida (8) and Colorado (7,8) at the end of May

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shit-sucking jesus! We are horrible!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is some shitty team.

Josh S. said...

Slow pace means longer time with Vin on the radio.

Dusty Baker said...

Right, Josh. Eases the pain.

Fred's Brim said...

eased until James bats

Josh S. said...

While I'm fairly certain Gibbons would have been just as bad if he kept him instead of Thames, I think Thames needs to go.

Fred's Brim said...

hehe oucho

Josh S. said...

^ he=we, but actually we, because we are not employed by the team

Fred's Brim said...

of course

Josh S. said...

^ NOT actually we

DAMMIT

Spank said...

That was one hell of a catch by Gomes.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

IT'S RICK AND CHARLEY TIME.

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Ohhhhhh...

*Backs out of the room slowly*

Fred's Brim said...

How the hell is Scott Rolen good again?

Josh S. said...

DL-ingsley?

Fred's Brim said...

Remember when we used to do this to teams? Me neither

Josh S. said...

"Rolen goes to third, two gone. Actually, that ends the inning."

PRO-FESSIONAL!

Fred's Brim said...

Charley never assumes even a single out on a double play

Fred's Brim said...

I don't think Charley can tell his Hawksworth from his Lindblom

Dusty Baker said...

Do we have to carry a full roster? Or can we just cut people because they suck? He'll, do we have to bat everyone? We could just bench JLo and take the automatic out.

Fred's Brim said...

When was the last time Dre did something?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB maybe Mattingly can get him to bat out of order every time through the lineup

Steve Sax said...

our ability to fail never ceases to astound me

Fred's Brim said...

Charley just wished a happy birthday to Dusty and Josh!

Josh S. said...

Hey yeah, he did!

Josh S. said...

WHY IS FRED "GRANDPA" LEWIS KILLING US?

Jason said...

Urine nearly pissed that ball away.

Jason said...

Surliness level: Off the charts.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB re Dre

I think it was Detox released this year on Aftermath.

Fred's Brim said...

i am done with this shite

enjoy the day off tomorrow

Josh S. said...

D FAT HAM ES

Josh S. said...

If only we'd listened to Simers.

Jason said...

Delino and EK get a shout out from Vin.

Jason said...

When does happy hour start at the SoSG bar?

Josh S. said...

I want to know who picks the into/outro music for the commercial breaks at KABC (or Dodgers Radio Network). They have pretty good taste.

Josh S. said...

There's a puzzle tomorrow! That's good.

I'm co-leading a training and won't be able to work on it! That's bad.

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, it's ALWAYS happy hour at the SoSG bar.

Steve Sax said...

all the crowd has to cheer for is gwynn NOT hitting into a double play.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

No runs, no hits
No runs, no hits
No runs, no hits

Josh S. said...

I want to get all these Tommy Sketchers ads and edit them together into a giant, meandering Grandpa Simpson-esque tale.

Jason said...

Hey, they're using Guerrier in the way I proposed.

Neeebs said...

Can we just play all of our games on the Road?

Steve Sax said...

Charley Steiner soooooo mis-called that Kemp not-HR, it was silly.

Josh S. said...

Steiner Steinered that one, but at least it was a hit and not an out.

Josh S. said...

We're back in it, baby!

Josh S. said...

Thames is the suckiest suck that ever sucked.

Steve Sax said...

we're back out of it, baby!

6-2 Reds through seven

Steve Sax said...

loney 0 for 4

Steve Sax said...

meanwhile, rickus mondayus says Loney's stance has finally settled.

0-for-4 sounds pretty settled to me, Rick!

Steve Sax said...

100

Paul said...

2-10!

Josh S. said...

Rick and Charley have spent the last hour telling us we can look up any game by its boxscore.

DelinO said...

PHew...made it just in time.
How's the game going?
Oh.

Maybe I'll just click over to the cat hugging her kitten again

Jason said...

@Josh, are you regretting that At Bat purchase yet?

DelinO said...

They might be winning...
And they might have awesome Coney hot dogs at their ballpark...
And cheaper beer...
And their attendance might be better...
And that bar down the road SoSG Sax and I went to which had dozens of undies stapled to the ceiling...

BUT...




Maybe I should move to Cincy.

Steve Sax said...

matt kemp doesn't GIDP!

suck on that, toothpicked ones! (we're still down by 5)

Jason said...

Well, that was a giant ball of suck. I'm going to go take my frustrations out on the equipment in the gym.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 3:12p. Seriously. Listening to Rick and Charley talk about the magical powers of the internet made me wonder if either paid their dial-up internet fees this month

Josh S. said...

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Steve Sax said...

Post Game Thread up

Oh yeah, I wrote this one back in the fifth inning

Josh S. said...

@Jason: Nah, I can still use it to listen to Uecker. That's something.