Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Game 76 Thread: June 22 vs. Tigers, 12n

"Cello Upon the Water" by deviantART user lilmissseven. Or as we like to call it, "Pour, Cello."*

*Yes, we know it's pronounced "por-SELL-oh." Yes, we're too lazy to find another picture.

Ted Lilly (5-6, 4.26) vs. Rick Porcello (6-5, 4.18).

The Dodgers, with a season record of 1-2 in their baby-blue vintage unis, look not only to balance their throwback books but to actually get a sweep. Against a winning team. Against a winning team from the AL! What in baby-blue blazes is going on here?

Newly minted 20-20 man Matt Kemp will lead the charge against Porcello, while Lilly (2-4, 4.63 lifetime against the Tigers) will hope the law of averages doesn't bite him in the ass — the Tigers, who have averaged 4.46 runs a game this year, have scored one run in two games against the Dodgers.

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Steve Sax said...

That water is going to ruin that instrument's wood.

Poor cello.

Steve Sax said...

(however, I'd love to be played by that woman! so I don't feel that bad for the cello.)

Josh S. said...

So, you'd let her ruin your wood?

Mr. Customer said...

It was a double bass before it took a dip in the pool.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 9:17a: I'd let her inflict all the violins on me that she would want.

Josh S. said...

Be careful. I heard she likes to straddle various guys.

Steve Sax said...

+1

Steve Sax said...

I'd let her scratch my rebec

Jason said...

SoSG Fest 2012, anyone?

Also: WANT!

Jason said...

She can fiddle with my hurdy gurdy anytime.

Mr. Customer said...

I never figured Josh as one to be judgmental against lute women.

Spank said...

I like the way she handles the bow.

Jason said...

Miles - 2B
Urine - 3B
Ethier - RF
Mr. 20/20 - CF
Loney - 1B
Thames - LF
Dinner - C
Ackbar - SS
Lilly - P

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'd let her adjust my reed.

I mean-er-DAMMIT.

Spank said...

Yo-Yo Ma!

Jason said...

PGT up?

Spank said...

Holy Shit!

Jason said...

Lilly on pace to strike out 27 while giving up 9 HRs.

Jason said...

Run Urine, run!

Orel said...

Dodgers answer with two in the bottom of the first. Unbelievable!

Spank said...

Loney with an RBI? OMG! OMG!

Spank said...

See what you did,Jason? Another Tiger HR.

Orel said...

Magglio two-run HR puts the Tigers ahead by one. Makes up for hitting in to last night's DP.

Jason said...

@Spank

It's not my fault that small sample sizes sometimes turn out to be accurate.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry Rick, you have to bat here in the NL

You can't hide! Undermine Porcello-ello-ello, eh, eh, eh

Steve Sax said...

Lilly, 49 pitches through two innings.

Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers badges available today:

Carroll 2B
Gwynn HR
Thames 2B

I don't think any of those outcomes is at all possible

Jason said...

Waddle, Dinner, waddle!

Steve Sax said...

Dinner K

Steve Sax said...

Carroll in play, out(s)

Spank said...

Back to reality. Dodger suckage.

Steve Sax said...

could lilly possibly have a 1-2-3 inning?

Steve Sax said...

nope

Steve Sax said...

rancho ardiendo for the padres with none...now one out, in Boston (1-0 SD, top 4)

Spank said...

I was ready to hop in my ride,drive to Seattle and strangle Jason had that double been another homerun.

Jason said...

Updated Lilly pace:

9 HR
18 K

Spank said...

GODFUCKINGDAMMIT!!

Steve Sax said...

Christ, Lilly, what the fuck is up with you today?

5-2 Det

Steve Sax said...

btw I got a Miggy Cabrera badge with that HR

boooooo

Spank said...

You suck,Lilly!

Fred's Brim said...

3 more years of this

Jason said...

@Sax

It gave me a Cabrera stolen base badge. Did he steal 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax 1:03PM: Today?

Steve Sax said...

SD breaks it open, it's 5-0 SD and John Lackey is chased with one out in the top of the fourth.

no badges yet though

Steve Sax said...

dodgers go quietly in the third.

5-2 Detroit.

Steve Sax said...

@Jason: you're right. Box score has no record of a Cabrera SB, but I do have a Cabrera badge (to be totally truthful, I earned that badge a while ago).

Steve Sax said...

oh shit, on to the fourth --> no more vin on the radio app playing through my iPhone

boooooooo

Steve Sax said...

holy toledo, a 1-2-3 inning for Lilly here in the fourth!

(granted, it was the 7-8-9 for detroit, but...)

I'LL TAKE IT

Steve Sax said...

on the floors of tokyo

Steve Sax said...

or down in londontown to go go

Steve Sax said...

with the record selection and the mirror's reflection

i'll be commenting by myself

Steve Sax said...

show us the way, matty

Fred's Brim said...

Matty's still feeling good

Jason said...

Sorry, Sax. I had to go into hiding to avoid a Spank strangling.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty makes it a double

Steve Sax said...

huge jump for Kemp!

SB

Fred's Brim said...

FJL with the walk
Thames up to tie it up

Jason said...

Now Kemp needs to hit his 21st home run to keep things even. I hate when things aren't even.

Steve Sax said...

FJL BB

come on dodgers, don't squander this

Steve Sax said...

@FB 1:24p: now that is some funny shit

Fred's Brim said...

@Jason - that's what Koyaanisqatsi was about, Matty's HR and SB ratio

Fred's Brim said...

Thames with the RBI single

and now for the bottom of the order!

Steve Sax said...

Thames RBI single!

I'll take it

Steve Sax said...

thames boosts his average to .193 with that single

5-3 DET

Fred's Brim said...

Jansen and Kuo are both back? Where the hell have I been?

Jason said...

Jansen is back?

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey up with men on base is not a good situation. They should have squeezed before he got to two strikes

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Jamey, fly ball, kid

Jason said...

That was in no way surprising.

Spank said...

Goddamn fucking Loney is slow!

Fred's Brim said...

leave the bag of rocks at third next time

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT

Loney is so fucking slow it kills me

Fred's Brim said...

and by bag of rocks, I mean Loney

Mr. Customer said...

I'm sorry, was that a Koyaanisqatsi reference?

Jason said...

Can we just call him SLoney from now on?

Fred's Brim said...

Maybe they will play some Philip Glass the next time they go to commercial

Jason said...

Mmmm... In-N-Out

Fred's Brim said...

I don't trust these guys on back-to-back days

hell, I don't trust them at all

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

Jason said...

Mike MacFutile

Spank said...

I love two out hits with RISP by the opposing teams.

Josh S. said...

Fucking Doogal!

Things are about to get hairy indeed.

Jason said...

Spank's disappearing act has me seriously concerned that he is actually driving up here to strangle me.

I hope he brings me a Double Double. And booze.

Fred's Brim said...

christ Charley - they are playing baseball - I can hear it beyond your voice. Why don't you tell us about that?

Jason said...

Those of you listening to Charlie do realize that this is the MLB.tv free game of the day, right?

Steve Sax said...

james loney, rod barajas, dioner navarro, and juan uribe are in a footrace

(finish the thought)

Jason said...

Damn! Only 180 feet short of a Tony Gwynn, Jr. home run badge.

Jason said...

@Sax

. . .

Fred's Brim said...

hehe Furbush

Spank said...

@ Jason

You want the double double animal style to go along with a 40oz of Steel Reserve as your last meal?

Fred's Brim said...

@Jason - I am trying to at least appear to be doing work :)

Josh S. said...

@Jason:

That works work you, FB, and presumably Sax (if he's out of town again), but I'm blacked out.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

hehe Furbush

Josh S. said...

They used to be cool about the free games, but now they black them out too.

Fred's Brim said...

When is Urine going to something, anything?

Jason said...

@Josh

You could try routing through a public proxy server. http://www.publicproxyservers.com/

Josh S. said...

Urine pisses all over the rally.

Spank said...

Let's put Loney in the 2 spot.

Fred's Brim said...

Dre RBI

Cmon, Matty! Tie this shit up!

Spank said...

Rally killer at the plate.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with the hit to keep the inning going for Loney, the rest of the team takes the field to play defense, Loney is confused

Josh S. said...

OK, now it's up to the sucky dudes.

GO SUCKY DUDES!

Fred's Brim said...

HEHE Furbush

Fred's Brim said...

SUCKY DUDES SUCK!

Fred's Brim said...

It seems like the Sucky Dudes are up every inning. That doesn't seem fair to me

Fred's Brim said...

James' first time seeing Furbush!

Fred's Brim said...

Sucky Dudes don't suck so much! At least for one at bat

Steve Sax said...

Loney may be slow but he's 1-for-1 with an RBI!

Steve Sax said...

Johnny Rockets deal! 5-for-5 day! Burger meal for five bucks all day tomorrow!

(how is this the first time I've heard of this deal???)

(and why is it called "5 for 5" when it triggers only with the fifth run and has nothing to do with a 5-for-5 performance?)

Steve Sax said...

In Detroit, this deal is called the Jhonny Rockets deal

Josh S. said...

Loney defeats Furbush Man!

Josh S. said...

Nor do you get 5 items for 5 bucks.

Steve Sax said...

Detroit has a pitcher named Al Alburquerque?

Awe to the some

Josh S. said...

I hope the Johnny Rockets down the block from my office participates.

Central Valley Fan said...

Shouldnt we have him playing for the 'topes?

Steve Sax said...

I am in town today so I'm blacked out of tv

(sad trombone)

Steve Sax said...

deee-layed in Boston, SD up 5-0

Mr. Customer said...

Seriously. Who names their child like that?

Fred's Brim said...

Suck Dude Thames walks
I wonder what Suck Dude Dinner will do

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk for the River

Alburquerque isn't getting his pitches anywhere near New Mexico

Steve Sax said...

Are the Tigers about to take a wrong turn wtih Albuquerque?

(oh wait, it's Dinner at the plate. Probably not.)

Steve Sax said...

They walked Thames to get to Dioner.

man, dioner is so unthreatening it's amazing

Steve Sax said...

0-2 to Dinner

Steve Sax said...

1-2 to Dinner

Steve Sax said...

2-2 to Dinner

Steve Sax said...

Rancho ardiendo for Dinner

Fred's Brim said...

Sucky Dude sucks

Steve Sax said...

DINNER YOU SUCK

Steve Sax said...

Guess who's failing? Dinner

Steve Sax said...

10 hits for the Dodgers through five

I think that exhausts their quota for the day so they're done scoring now

Josh S. said...

As long Lilly didn't leave his gas can in the bullpen, we should have a chance.

Steve Sax said...

Does Lilly even have a gas can? I'm shocked.

Steve Sax said...

nice sixth inning there, Kenley

Steve Sax said...

that's how you do a 1-2-3 inning, Lilly

Steve Sax said...

dammit Carroll, I really want an Ackbar badge so you've gotta double

Josh S. said...

RT @joe_block:

#Dodgers 1B James Loney batting .404 in his last 16 games (including today)

TRADE. VALUE.

Steve Sax said...

well that was quick.

6-5 Detroit through six innings.

Steve Sax said...

Vin seems to bring up a similar point on Loney every game now. It's almost like Vin wants to inflate Loney's trade value, as well.

Or the propaganda machine is shoving this in front of Vin and forcing him to say the words

Josh S. said...

Wha hoppen? I stepped away for like a second and missed the whole sixth.

Jason said...

@Sax

Ackbar is the only Dodger badge I have. Trapped him way back on May 6th.

Fred's Brim said...

Maybe don't use Jansen for two innings in his first day back, huh?

Josh S. said...

Speaking of the good admiral...

Fred's Brim said...

Jansen with 2 Ks after a leadoff walk

Here comes the 2-out rally

Fred's Brim said...

and Cabrera walks
two on, two out for Martinez

Fred's Brim said...

Guhrear coming in to do what earned him his 3-year deal: strand runners

Josh S. said...

No real harm in pitching around Miggy.

Oh, V-Mart's up next. Damn.

Josh S. said...

Donnie's lucky there's an off-day tomorrow. He can burn through everybody.

Josh S. said...

Hey Gameday, the Dodgers have abandoned the "Welcome to Dodgertown" slogan. Get with the program.

It's "Welcome to Ghost Town" now.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Matts

Steve Sax said...

Charley telling us "the dodgers are trying to make it four wins in a row" is something like playing Don't Stop Believing when we have the lead

Steve Sax said...

nice job Guerrierererereer

Fred's Brim said...

DO SOMETHING, SUCKY URINE

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 2:31p: I feel like you want me to review that video favorably...

IT'S A TRAP!

Steve Sax said...

come on, urinator

Fred's Brim said...

Urine is a strikeout machine too, Charley

Steve Sax said...

Urine, you suck.

Come on, Ethier (or as Detroit calls you, Ehtier)

Steve Sax said...

Urine 1-for-4 and at .214 today

Steve Sax said...

How many more years did Ned sign Uribe? What a waste.

I'm done with Urine being Emo. He should just be gone.

Fred's Brim said...

hmm we can't seem to do much against Al ABQ

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, now would be a good time to exit the slump and start another streak. please.

Fred's Brim said...

Urine, Lilly and GuhRear, all for three years

Steve Sax said...

can't spell "The Duke City" without a big K

Steve Sax said...

Lilly-Urine-Guerrier

the LUG nuts that Colletti has signed

Steve Sax said...

five-pitch, two-out walk for the Kempster

Fred's Brim said...

Matty draws a walk

Can Loney can do more or is he done for the week?

Steve Sax said...

steal matt steal

Jason said...

"Candlesticks always make a nice gift" - Leyland on that visit

Steve Sax said...

now would be a very, very nice time for a Loney HR

Steve Sax said...

fuck, Loney.

Jason said...

Loney is really stepping in the bucket during his swing these days.

Steve Sax said...

just like I said, we're stalling out at 10 hits (no hits in the last two frames)

Josh S. said...

@__@

Spank said...

*sits in for cello on GT image*

Fred's Brim said...

It'll be tough to get Matt and Dre up again

Josh S. said...

I thought for a second that Spank sat in jello.

Jason said...

Can we just charge that home run to Lilly?

Fred's Brim said...

GuhRear, you ass

Josh S. said...

Son of a bitch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

The Tigers, on the other hand, are not limited to eight hits.

leadoff HR in the 8th makes it DET 7, LA 5

Steve Sax said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Guerrier does know he's pitching again on the field, right?

Steve Sax said...

guerrier pulling a bumgarner here

Josh S. said...

Get the hook!

Josh S. said...

Or, uh, get the hawk.

Josh S. said...

I desperately want this one so they can hold onto a winning interleague record for more than a day.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't like this team.

Spank said...

Another homerun?! Fuck mang!

Jason said...

30,332 paid to attend, 10,332 showed up.

Fred's Brim said...

OK I gotta run - win this one without me, please

Steve Sax said...

half-price food and non-alcoholic drink can't even get 'em in the stadium

Steve Sax said...

wonder if they had had half-price beer, if people would have come?

(that's for you, Dusty)

Steve Sax said...

NOW you single, Dinner. Great.

Steve Sax said...

Carroll, get me that double

Steve Sax said...

7-5 going to the ninth

Josh S. said...

Getting back to the Gwynn walk for a second:

Going by Gameday alone, where did pitches 3 and 5 miss?

Steve Sax said...

javy javy javy

Steve Sax said...

@josh S: there used to be a way you could "replay" at bats on GameDay. Is that function gone? How did you get that screen shot?

Josh S. said...

Snagged it as it was happening.

Steve Sax said...

200

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