Saturday, July 30, 2011

Game 106 Thread: July 30 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

Chad Billingsley (9-8, 3.92) vs. Micah Owings (4-0, 2.36).

Billingsley has not pushed his win-loss record over a net positive two-game difference all season long. But don't call Bills indecisive; in fact, he's reached a decision in each of his last 14 games. And this is the first game he's ever pitched as a 27-year-old (his birthday was yesterday). So I'm betting the new-found sage perspectives of older age will help Chad get over this mindblock and rise above win-loss mediocrity. The thighs have it.

47 comments:

NicJ said...

looks like Hiro is staying put.

Fernie V said...

Fox reported that Kuroda is staying home. Will not waive o trade clause for any team.

NicJ said...

We even failed at being sellers.

Nothing is going right this year.

Josh S. said...

Gwynn 7
BEARD 5
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Rivera 3
Miles 4
Barajas 2
NOT FURCAL 6
Billingsley 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kuroda's going nowhere.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I mean that both literally and figuratively.

NicJ said...

gordon isn't in the 'Topes lineup so at least he is getting called up.

Or he has retired from baseball.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

OR TRADED!

http://youtu.be/a1Y73sPHKxw

Jason said...

I kinda miss Raffy and his windup on every ground ball.

That said, I'm looking forward to Dee getting every conceivable error out of his system over the next couple of months while it doesn't matter.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

#MadLALove

Dusty Baker said...

I hate the Douchebags.

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K and Ted L caught on camera talking. PLEASE don't impart any knowledge or rub off on him Ted.

Josh S. said...

I forgot about SoSG Streaking, making yesterday's drama all the sillier.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When did Owings become good?

Dusty Baker said...

"I'm not sure the numbers, but I know what Jackie did..." -Vinny

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

Since Dbags got to LA.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Dusty - His 2.23 ERA says differently.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We get a minor league outfielder not on the Cards' 40-man roster for Furcal.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, which comment were you referring to, MLAST?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The comment on Owings.

Dusty Baker said...

Ah, I see.

Pls help feed into the meme that pitchers stink until they come to town and face us, is allI ask.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Unfortunately, Owings hasn't stunk. That's what puzzles me. I thought he was on the fast track to becoming the next Rick Ankiel.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp mos def up in dis bish!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RUN(Z)

Josh S. said...

BISONIC BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.

Josh S. said...

Bryce Harper is a minor league outfielder not on the Cardinals 40-man roster.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm surprised it's taking this long to find out who the prospect is.

Dusty Baker said...

Will the debt ceiling issue be dealt with first, or will some piece of shit make-weight prospects in the Raffy trade?

Josh S. said...

So...the Indians are buying AND selling?

Josh S. said...

Where is everyone?

What's happening with the game?

I think my pants got traded to the Marlins.

Josh S. said...

For a Mermaid to be named later.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Bills has walked four, so you'd have lost anyways, Josh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Though it does not look like he'll be getting that W.

Josh S. said...

Any chance we can throw in Guerrier with Furcal?

Steve Sax said...

Joe, you're facing Loney. you can get this third out.

Steve Sax said...

Loney hits back to thebox to end the inning. What a surprise.

Josh S. said...

Of all the pathetic at-bats by Loney, that may have been the pathetic-est.

Fernie V said...

So this wraps up the Loney years, who is at first next year.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It says Bryan Shaw is due up, but I thought he was with Golden State.

Josh S. said...

Why is Elbert being left out there to swing?

Oh, GIDP. Nevermind.

Steve Sax said...

UJTD!

Josh S. said...

Heh. Vin is now doing the "How many guys need to reach in order for Kemp to get another at bat?" routine usually reserved for blog commenters.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin making me weepy re Raffy.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

17 batters, by my count

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for taking us through it, Vinny!

(dry heaves)