Monday, July 25, 2011

Game 102 Thread: July 25 vs. Rox, 7p

Rubby De La Rosa (3-4, 3.73) vs. Juan Nicasio (4-2, 3.88).

Last time the Dodgers faced Juan Nicasio, at Coors Field, they touched him for four runs over five innings. Matt Kemp did most of the damage with a solo homer and a two-RBI triple. But it gets better — Nicasio underperforms on the road, sporting a 9.00 ERA away from Coors. Kemp, who went 2 for 4 yesterday, could break out his supposed mini-slump (he's "only" slugging .486 since the All-Star break) and rock the Rox sox off tonight.

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Jason said...

Furcal - SS
Miles - 3B
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Rivera - LF
Loney - 1B
Navarro - C
Velez - 2B
De La Rosa - P

Josh S. said...

Anything Matt does offensively will be undone by Velez's "defense" at 2B.

Jason said...

Here's to Kemp cleaning the Rox clocks tonight.

Jason said...

Shouldn't the Dodgers be showcasing Carroll for potential trade partners? Since both teams have signaled their intent to sell at the deadline, I'd figure there would be scouts from half a dozen teams or more in the stands.

And, based on recent games, those scouts would make up approximately 15% of the crowd.

Central Valley Fan said...

Can Matt rox out with his sox out? Wait that doesn't work either...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Autobots, rox out!

Mr. Customer said...

Ye gods, look at that lineup. Just look at it!

Jason said...

Tonight's drinking game: Take a swig of your vodka on the rocks every time Honeycutt picks up the call box.

Steve Sax said...

Velez at 2B.

Rivera in left field.

Why not Navarro in center? Loney behind the plate? Miles pitching?

WTF???

Steve Sax said...

this is a FMEKRLNVD lineup if I've ever seen one

Steve Sax said...

i got eight windows open

i'm gonna get me some badges tonight

Steve Sax said...

start of day: 216 badges

Steve Sax said...

two strikeouts away from a dan haren badge

Mr. Customer said...

I'm badge-burnt-out.

Spank said...

No GT image? Is the McCourt bankruptcy effecting the SoSG bottom line so much that they can't afford to pay someone to post a pic? Do I have to call Selig?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate Brian Wilson with a passion.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank: We had to fire the head of our graphics department, after we found him embroiled in an inappropriate relationship with Dinger.

Just updated the picture with an image.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank 5:45p: affecting

Steve Sax said...

Dan Haren badge achieved

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tonight's lineup is bullloney.

Fernie V said...

What's with the socks, who's sox are they? Rocks sox.

Jason said...

It's only a matter of time before Vin is forced to start each game with, "It's time for Dodger baseball! Brought to you by the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell."

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Jason said...

Velez starting at second because Mattingly "wants to get a look at him."

I want to get a look at him, too... hitting the waiver wire.

Jason said...

Matt Kemp is good at baseball.

Jason said...

Juan Rivera is not good at baseball.

Steve Sax said...

I keep trying to get a look at Velez but he's standing sideways and I can't make him out

Steve Sax said...

Juan Rivera, ladies and gentlemen

K to end the first

0-0 through one

Jason said...

Dioner Navarro - Dropper

Steve Sax said...

badge lovers, J-Mac on track for a win (if he can get through one more inning AND the Pirates, up 2-0 in the fourth, can hold on to the lead)

Steve Sax said...

i don't get the navarro comment

i'm on gameday

see you on the other side

Mr. Customer said...

Lets not be giving any away.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Game over.

Fred's Brim said...

that AB is gonna need three wipes

Fred's Brim said...

Can we cut Vaginio already?

Jason said...

Ty Wigginton is like a white Juan Uribe at the plate.

Fred's Brim said...

meaning he kills us when we play him but otherwise sucks?

and we'll sign him in the offseason

Jason said...

@FB - I was thinking more along the lines of how he practically screws himself into the ground with each swing like a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Also, yes and obviously to your questions.

Dusty Baker said...

Miles!

Mr. Customer said...

W00t!

Jason said...

MSB power!

Dusty Baker said...

"The little guy has done it again" - Vin on Miles' RBI

Also, Josh re Luke's diapers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're not losing anymore!

Yet!

Jason said...

Dre!

Mr. Customer said...

Dre day!

Fred's Brim said...

Respect to Lil' Aaron

Dusty Baker said...

He got all the fuck of that fuckin ball.

Fred's Brim said...

and Dre!

It has been a long time since I've seen one of those

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're winning!

Yet!

Mr. Customer said...

Winning, even!

Jason said...

I will never get tired of Vin referring to a ball as "she."

Steve Sax said...

Ethier finds his stroke! That's what I'm talking about!

Jason said...

I have a theory: Kemp's recent sort-of-slump is a direct result of him being so good at baseball. He has decided he will only hit home runs directly to fans wearing his jersey (evidence here) and the lack of attendance at the Stadium is leaving him with no targets.

Someone needs to start handing out Kemp jerseys at the gate to everyone sitting in the pavilions.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Did you get my msgs on Fbook? I keep getting a notification that you replied but when I look, there's only your original reply. I want to make sure I'm not missing any other questions you have.

Fred's Brim said...

i gotta give it to Aaron Miles - that little fucker has been halfway decent all year. I don't know how or why, but he has earned another contract next year. I just hope it's not the Dodgers who give it to him

Jason said...

@Dusty

I did get it, thanks. I got like 5 notifications about your original reply so something is wonky over in Zuckerberg-land.

My only followup would be, if we splurge for one game (of the two we are attending), should we go with club level or something more along the lines of a dugout box?

Jason said...

The ball boy down the right field line is sporting a pretty sweet mustache.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

I would aim for the seats directly behind the priciest of band of seats. It's a really good view - only mere feet back - but at a lower price point. I can't remember what they're called, though.

Fred's Brim said...

That ump has an evil delay on the called third strike. It's fun when you're winning, but terrible when you are behind

Jason said...

Thanks, Dusty. I'll check out the options for those on StubHub.

Dusty Baker said...

Velez shouldn't even get credit for an AB, it was so bad.

Jason said...

Rangers just finished demolishing the Twins, 20-6. A game featuring a combined 38 hits and 7 errors. Oh, and the pitching debut of one, Michael Cuddyer.

Josh S. said...

This book is my life right now.

Alex Cora said...

Nice play James!

Dusty Baker said...

Just now saw that previously mentioned pornstache on the RF ballboy.

Dusty Baker said...

AC in tha house!

Jason said...

I just realized that I am still in the office. I'm out, boys and girls.

Fernie V said...

Watching game on ESPN, they are all old Dodgers. Ja McDonald pitching, Xavier Paul at left for the steelers. Atlanta has d ross catching and sherill pitching for Atlanta

Dusty Baker said...

That sounds like some really shitty baseball being played, then, FV.

Fred's Brim said...

shit it's late - gotta hit the hay

bring this one home!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice whack from Rivera brings in Ethier. 4-1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good old Juannie.

Dusty Baker said...

I know some people have questioned the acquisition of John Riverbank, but I kinda like it given the circumstances (e.g., we're broke and we suck). Nice double.

Fernie V said...

What team did we trade with for juanes.

Dusty Baker said...

More runny goodness!

And I'm not talking about loose stools.

Dusty Baker said...

He was with Toronto, wasn't he?

Dusty Baker said...

Grrrrrr-rear is going to fuck this up, isn't he?

Steve Sax said...

dammit, i forgot about the pirates game and JUST missed logging back in from home to get a James MacDonald badge. Shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Egads! They just showed a closeup shot of Carroll - took up my whole TV screen. One eye was on left side of the screen and the other eye was about 46 inches away on the right side. Scary.

Steve Sax said...

Raffy's batting average is gonna be .200 by the end of the evening, at this rate

WATCH OUT, URINE! RAFFY'S COMING FOR YOU

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: It's a trap!

Steve Sax said...

davey lopes is going nuts tonight

Steve Sax said...

that was not a good AB, Miles

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Why am I still at work?

Spank said...

@ Saxy 6:32pm

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Steve Sax said...

holy cow, we're going to have two RISP with none out turn into a total clusterfuck waste here.

Dusty Baker said...

John Riverbank grand slam right here! I'm calling it.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank: Solid grammar never goes out of fashion

Dusty Baker said...

Missed it by that much.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 9:08p: I beg to differ. Juan Rivera sucks.

Steve Sax said...

Riveradance sucked, too

Steve Sax said...

Sold Us Down The Rivera

Dusty Baker said...

Amen on the grammar. I'm on the constant lookout for extraneous apostrophes!

cc: MB

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not taking today's game into account, Juan River has an OPS of .826 with the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

He missed a grand slam by a few feet. He should have been up there swinging for the seats, and was. I can't hate on that. A few more feet - or a day game - and we'd be going nuts with joy.

Now we're just going nuts.

Steve Sax said...

I'm over the Rivera (and through the woods)

Dusty Baker said...

"There's kinda people there" -Mrs Dusty upon seeing a crowd shot

Steve Sax said...

Old Man Rivera

Steve Sax said...

Way Down Upon The Sorry Rivera

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sax has finally snapped.

Dibs on his season tickets.

Dusty Baker said...

You're all mixed up like pasta prima vera
You why'd you throw that chair at Geraldo Rivera

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

Moon Rivera

Dusty Baker said...

Hey how does the comment count look, Sax?

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah, MSB Jr

Spank said...

Yep..........!

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, never mind. I just did extensive research and noted the current count.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: 199,442 as of ten seconds ago

Dusty Baker said...

Mid to late week and we'll be hitting the 200k mark.

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the video highlight of Rivera's RBI-double. Okay, that was pretty sweet, I admit.

Loney's defensive stop at first was a good highlight, too. Too bad he's frickin' 0-for-4.

Steve Sax said...

A's threatening in the bottom of the seventh to spoil Jeremy Hellickson's badge

Mr. Customer said...

Apodaca.

Steve Sax said...

Red Sox haven't beaten the Royals yet, 1-1 through 11 frames

Mr. Customer said...

I was expecting more futility, but I'll fucking take it.

Dusty Baker said...

I was all excited about getting a Wide Eyes badge then realized I already had one.

Steve Sax said...

Rancho Ardiendo for Fookie!

Ackbar badge (2 hits)!

Fookie RBI!

Steve Sax said...

6-1 Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr.C

I have plenty of futility to spare.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Fukiendo!

Mr. Customer said...

There's always room for futility, Dusty.

Spank said...

I saw a Mexican with a tattoo on his neck behind the Dodger dugout. Arrest him!

Mr. Customer said...

Also Jell-o, but mostly futility.

Alex said...

we look good tonight...

Josh S. said...

NEVER COME BACK, URINE!

Spank said...

Woot!

Dusty Baker said...

8-1 and the route is on. Save some for tomorrow, lads!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BUY BUY BUY!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We're buyers!*


*Tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Beastiendo!

Steve Sax said...

Jeremy Hellickson badge: evaporated

Conor Jackson badge (two hits, A's): achieved

A's lead TB 6-5 through seven

Spank said...

Rancho Aussiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

We all know how much I love, Vin. But Vin: please stop the "Good day, mate!" but whenever an Aussie is in the game.

Dusty Baker said...

TO non-grand slam right here. I'm calling it!

Steve Sax said...

8-1. Wow.

Spank said...

Give him a break,DB. He's old.

Josh S. said...

In Australia, Grand slams are called cock-a-doodies.

Paul said...

What is this happy feeling in my soul?

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 10:05p: The Wide Eyes have it

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO!! @ Saxy

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 10:08p: the "route" is on?

On a map?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers bat around in the eighth!

I'll take it

Paul said...

McCourt is a cock-a-doodie.

Dusty Baker said...

Do you have hope in your sole, Paul?

Dusty Baker said...

The root is on!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

146

Steve Sax said...

if Kuo strikes out the side we can get a Kuo badge

Paul said...

10.08? They accidentally added an extra 0 to Kuo no?

Paul said...

Yippet. Yippet.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kuo's... not good right now.

Dusty Baker said...

^soul

I just realized that Mac OS X Lion has autocorrect the same way its mobile OS does. So now the same shitty autocorrect things that happen on my phone now happen on my laptop. Yea!

Steve Sax said...

Smith advances to second.

I'm indifferent.

Steve Sax said...

(but I'm not defensive)

Dusty Baker said...

That pitch was a tad wild.

Spank said...

Kuo is done. Finis.

Jason said...

Personally, I keep my hope in my palm.

Paul said...

Yippers.

Dusty Baker said...

Get the hook for Kuo, quickly. Slap him around, Honey.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, I'm gonna give you grief about the "route" in the PGT, just like you kill me about the lack of half-price beers.

(Assuming we win, of course. Kuo looks shaky to say the least.)

Josh S. said...

Now's a good a time as any for Kuo to work out issues.

Only he's not doing that.

Steve Sax said...

now would be a good time to pull the yipster, Donnie

Dusty Baker said...

You're going to give grief to the most grammatically correct reader around?

Paul said...

Stewart vs Kuo. Ugly.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Grammar and spelling are not one in the same.

Spank said...

Kuo's arm is as twisted as a Red Vine.

Josh S. said...

We haven't earned the right to be defensively indifferent.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to "pull the yipster" now, too, since the game is pretty much out of reach. Then go to bed.

Dusty Baker said...

(bitchslaps MLASC)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(kicks Dusty in nads)

Paul said...

Yipes!

Dusty Baker said...

Actually that would be grammar because it involves word usage, not spelling. The word itself was spelled correctly.

And it was my friggin' autocorrect!

Spank said...

We're doomed.

Dusty Baker said...

(pokes MLASC in the eyes, Three Stooges style)

Paul said...

yip you next time Kuo.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

But you spelled "rout" incorrectly. It'd be like saying "I herd you."

Steve Sax said...

yeecch.

Paul said...

Did all the Dodgers get haircuts?

Dusty Baker said...

(leaves argumentative GT)

Paul said...

Excluding Hobo Miles.

Spank said...

We'd be better off with Marty Feldman pitching than these hacks.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(wins by default)

DE-FAULT! DE-FAULT!

Paul said...

K. I lost my soul again.

Dead souls keep callin me.


Night all.

Mr. Customer said...

When things go to shit, the REALLY go to shit, don't they?

Spank said...

HaHa! HaHa! Holy Shit!

Josh S. said...

This inning can fuck itself right in the ear.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SELL SELL SELL!!!

Mr. Customer said...

What did I miss and who am I supposed to be brow-beating?

rbnlaw said...

This is not good, is it?

Mr. Customer said...

The plate is over here, asshole.

Spank said...

This is fucked.

Steve Sax said...

when

is

mattingly

going

to

make

a

goddamn

move

Steve Sax said...

i can't edit this PGT fast enough to capture all of the carnage in this train wreck

Mr. Customer said...

"the plate is over here, asshole"

I'll take things Juan Uribe has never had to be told for $800, Alex

Central Valley Fan said...

This is a train wreck, I'm already in the fetal position!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Javy better have the next few nights off.

Spank said...

If you pitch strikes you can get people out.

Steve Sax said...

that was a big out on Tulo there

Steiner of course called it like it was a grand slam

Central Valley Fan said...

DSB in javy?

Steve Sax said...

charley steiner is going to give me heart attacks

Steve Sax said...

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