Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Game 82 Thread: June 29 @ Twins, 10a

Rubby De La Rosa (3-2, 5.26) vs. Scott Baker (5-5, 3.39).

"Good morning, baseball!" cried the mitt after waking up. "Good, morning baseball!" cried the Dodgers fan who can't wait to see the team play. It's not exactly a marquee matchup: the tied-for-last-place Dodgers conclude their brief Midwestern jaunt with a rubber match against the next-to-last-place Twins in a battle for your attention while you settle in for a day of work or a late breakfast. But baseball is baseball, so enjoy the early tilt.

90 comments:

World B. Dusty said...

Full English! Hells yeah.

Spank said...

Gwynn
Blake
Ethier
Kemp
1B
Urine
Thames
Chicken and Dumplings
SpeeDee

Ruby P

Mr. Customer said...

Let's do this.

Mr. Customer said...

Alternatively: Let's get this over with.

Mr. Customer said...

I foresee that Scott Baker 5 strikeout badge happening.

Josh S. said...

It's Shurushosshi Nishioki time!

Josh S. said...

Oh my god, right after I posted that Rick pronounced it almost exactly correct.

Josh S. said...

Someone sat him down and took him through the pronunciation, methinks.

Josh S. said...

Game over.

Josh S. said...

Loney Stolen Base?
Gwynn Home Run?

Go to hell, badge makers.

Mr. Customer said...

Meh, as long as he doesn't do that every inning.

Steve Sax said...

hopefully the yakuza paid a visit to Monday to explain the pronunciation

Steve Sax said...

"Loney has really turned things around," says Rick.

I feel like the announcers are forced to say this

Steve Sax said...

and just like that, Loney reaches

Steve Sax said...

here comes the Urine GIDP

Steve Sax said...

"If you're Don Mattingly, where do you want to put Uribe in the lineup?"

THAT'S THE POINT, HE SHOULDN'T BE IN THE LINEUP

Spank said...

Loney is the new Ichiro

#singlesonly

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, you suck so bad it hurts

Steal the base Loney, people need your badge

Steve Sax said...

Our 6 and 7 hitters are batting at the mendoza line

what's worse, our 8 batter (navarro) is batting even worse, .167

Steve Sax said...

thanks for nothing, dioner!

Josh S. said...

Because I think MLASC is busy today:

WE SUCK

Josh S. said...

MAPLE BAT CRUSADE~!

Steve Sax said...

one out and men on first and second for the twins (B2)

Steve Sax said...

already more than halfway toward my scott baker badge (needs 5 strikeouts; he already has 3)

Paul said...

Callin all the single hitters! Dodgers you know I am looking at you!

Steve Sax said...

jeez, rubster

Steve Sax said...

way to wriggle out, rubster

Jason said...

Morning all!

It should be noted that I got kicked out of the owner's suite last night at Safeco after my last post on the game thread. Good times!

Paul said...

Not Rubmeister? Or the Rubinator?

Steve Sax said...

Dee with a leadoff single!

Steal all three bases, Dee!

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon steals third, yay!

Casey Blake can't convert, boo.

Josh S. said...

Gordon took off from third and stole third, according to Monday.

Steve Sax said...

Jason, you also lost your last name

what was with all the world peace tree hugging around here of late, btw?

MR.F said...

Wotchale, y'all.

Steve Sax said...

and why is Rick monday announcing solo on the web?

Mr. Customer said...

Il Ruberino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

Mr. Customer said...

Fu-tility

Steve Sax said...

fuck, andre! what the fuck?

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Charley's on a mini-vacation. If I remember correctly, he and Rick each take a series off around this time of year.

Steve Sax said...

Baker now only one strikeout away from his badge (thanks a lot, Andre)

Josh S. said...

Why is 5 Ks an accomplishment worthy of a badge?

Especially against the Dodgers?

Jason said...

@Sax

The increase in world peace around here is an homage to Ron Artest and his slightly-higher-than-usual level of craziness.

Ron Artest: Call me Metta World Peace

Josh S. said...

Badge. Whoopdeefuck.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp K --> Baker Badge

Steve Sax said...

ah yes, Ron Artest's latest. My bad.

Been caught up in the McCourt crap (btw, thanks for the late shoutout on the McCourt "letter", Dusty)

Steve Sax said...

NOW Urine singles. Thanks.

Josh S. said...

Hey, didja know Rubby throws fast?

Jason said...

Did Lyons just say, "Uribe can run a little bit if you wants to"?

Steve Sax said...

dodgers can't score through four

MR.F said...

James Loney: a much slower, lower BA Ichiro. Who plays first base.

Steve Sax said...

James Shields departs after seven innings in TB, keeping him from his fourth consecutive CG victory (which would have been the first since Halladay in 2003).

Reds up 4-3. bottom 8

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Monday, you called that like Blake had an XBH in the bag. Quit picking up announcing skills from Steiner

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a gift double falling out of Revere's glove

MAKE IT COUNT, FJL

Steve Sax said...

loney with two strikes was lucky to foul that pitch off, given where it was out of the zone (up and away)

Steve Sax said...

(sorry, make that up and in since Loney is a lefty)

MR.F said...

All we need is a single, Loney.

Steve Sax said...

FJL will get an out since he's already gotten his hit for the day

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers still outscoring the Twins 19-7 in this series

Steve Sax said...

why would kemp steal third in this situation?

Mr. Customer said...

Son of a hur.

Steve Sax said...

Loney out

(I guess Kemp just wanted to make something happen in his stats, before the inevitable automatic out)

Steve Sax said...

Loney; slow roller to second base for the third out.

Thanks, James!

Steve Sax said...

Reds win. Edinson Volquez badge achieved.

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday extolling FJL's virtues by nailing Mauer at third there (for the first out)

MR.F said...

@Sax: Kemp was trying to steal home, since he knew he couldn't count on Loney to get a hit. Unfortunately, Loney made an out before Kemp had a chance.

Josh S. said...

Dinner loves his snap throws.

Josh S. said...

Why does it feel like we're losing 7-0?

Steve Sax said...

navarro with what will prove to be a meaningless two-out single

MR.F said...

Yup.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 11:59a: because being down 1-0 is the same as being down 7-0 with this team

MR.F said...

Come on Kemp! This is our last best chance.

MR.F said...

We lose.

Josh S. said...

Way to waste Rubby's best start, buttholes.

Paul said...

Frank is my #1 sports villain of all time. He has passed every Giant and Yankee and even Fox. Although they might be 1.b cause they are still fucking with us.

Paul said...

I need the All-Star break even if the bench is full of Giants. At least I won't get angry about the home field advantage thing cause it won't matter to the Dodgers.

Spank said...

Georgia Frontiere will always be villain #1 to me. Frank is trying his hardest to take that title away from her though.

Mr. Customer said...

This will end poorly.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll be damned. I dare the offense to prove me wrong as well.

MR.F said...

Well whaddayaknow.

Josh S. said...

One of these guys has to get on. It's not the 9th without Dinner.

Mr. Customer said...

Nor is it the 9th without crushing disappointment.

I suspect a connection.

Mr. Customer said...

Name the devil and he appears.

Josh S. said...

Toldja.

Mr. Customer said...

Balls.

Central Valley Fan said...

Owwww, I get my hopes up with Olt, then I see Deck: Diner!

My eyes almost rolled back into my head....

Jason said...

I"m pretty sure Navarro gets up there every 9th inning so, at some point, we can all say, "we make Dinner party!"

Josh S. said...

I can't even blame interleague play. We just suck-diddly-uck.

Mr. Customer said...

Yes. Yes we do.

MR.F said...

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

PGT up