Friday, July 08, 2011

Game 90 Thread: July 8 vs. Padres, 7p

"Invisible toothbrush!"

Chad Billingsley (7-7, 4.15) vs. Mat Latos (5-9, 4.26).

Remember Mat Latos? Last year he went 14-10 with an ERA+ of 126 for the Padres and finished eighth in Cy Young voting. He also was only 22 years old and saw a whopping 134-inning increase in his yearly workload due to the Padres' quixotic attempt not to blow a division lead they had held all season. (They failed.)

The Verducci Effect, named for sportswriter Tom Effect, posits that pitchers under the age of 25 suffer from workload increases of over 30 innings per year, and Latos' 2011 would seem to bear that out. As the Merovingian would say: you see, he's just a man.

114 comments:

Jason said...

Gwynn - LF
Furcal - SS
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Loney - 1B
Uribe - 3B
Miles - 2B
Ellis - C
Billingsley - P

And apparently, Neo as guest manager.

Marla World Peace said...

Jason LF
Josh S SS
Mr. F RF
Karina CF
Meaniebreanie 1B
rbnlaw 3B
Spank 2B
Dusty Baker C
Paul P

Steve Sax said...

Orel, how did I know you would insert a Merovingian reference into tonight's GT?

MR.F said...

Woohoo I'm the Ethier of the team!

MR.F said...

Middle fingers for all!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck! Put me in, coach!

Marla World Peace said...

You pitched yesterday, Mr. C! You need rest! We can't all be like Chad Billingsley, pitching one day and playing first the next.

Mr. Customer said...

*attacks gatorade dispenser*

Steve Sax said...

Mr C just turned into Mr Carlos Perez

Marla World Peace said...

@Sax, Orel, AC, EK, and DelinO -

Your daddy's done been fired (via Tim Brown).

Orel said...

Garvey PUT

Josh S. said...

There is no toothbrush.

Steve Sax said...

There are no forearms.

World B. Dusty said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Paul said...

@Sax

I had already made my liquor run but the local grocery store had Russian standard on sale for $10 bucks! Not the Platinum stuff but still.

World B. Dusty said...

Awesome, I'm catching! I like to catch more than I like to pitch.

World B. Dusty said...

Made it home with about 6 seconds to spare before Vinny called the game in. It's going to be a good night.

Another round of applause for our Boys in Blue All Stars Kemp, Kershaw, Ethier, and even Rob Flippo who will be throwing to Kemp in the HR Derby!

Paul said...

@Dusty

We need to run over the signs again. I don't know what kind of pitch to throw after you chug a beer.

Paul said...

Spanky was a late All-Star addition! I voted for him! Still not sure why he needed my credit card# and social.

Josh S. said...

When you vote for Spank in the Final Vote, it really is your final vote.

World B. Dusty said...

@Paul

1 finger is for beer, 2 fingers are for scotch, 3 fingers are for weed

Spank said...

I've got more range at 2nd base than Steve Sax and Delino DeShields combined!

And I'm not talkin' bout the SoSG versions either!

Steve Sax said...

Loney breaks up the no-hitter!

World B. Dusty said...

(pours one out for Betty Ford)


(admires irony)

World B. Dusty said...

(walks dog during commercial)

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn, we are an impotent offensive team.

Paul said...

Up Jumps the Frank!

Paul said...

I'd like to see a 5 run inning now please.

World B. Dusty said...

I know where all the runs went - my dog has them!

Paul said...

Come on guys I am pitching a gem! Although I need to stop eating the Kernal's chicken.

#crossover

Paul said...

Loney homerun right here.

*laughs...cries*

Paul said...

*.....cries*

World B. Dusty said...

I'm catching a gem!

Chef Boy Ardee coolin' on tha pot, Paul!

Paul said...

If Bills can just make him throw a few it will be a good set up for the sixth.

World B. Dusty said...

These two teams may never score.

Paul said...

Okay now a quick 1-2-3 inning.

World B. Dusty said...

Spanky might never score, either.

World B. Dusty said...

I'm going to have a quick 1-2-3 beers.

Orel said...

HE'S JUST A MAN

Paul said...

But his fastball....whatever it hits it destroys.

World B. Dusty said...

Not an awful crowd tonight,it appears.

World B. Dusty said...

ps- Wash yer hair, Timmeh!

World B. Dusty said...
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World B. Dusty said...

We could be here all night.

And probably will.

World B. Dusty said...

45

Paul said...

bills was robbed on that 0-2 pitch but fuckin man up Bills.

Paul said...

Okay now activate Dodgers offense!!!

*insert failed hyperdrive sound effect*

Paul said...

This offense needs an enema.

World B. Dusty said...

Pasadena, where you at?!?! Nice shoutout from Vinny.

World B. Dusty said...

The object of this game we watch is to score runs, correct? I could be off here.

Orel said...

headley

Paul said...

I pitched well. I always like to leave them in scoring position.

Paul said...

Looks like my man Dusty got a hit and now an Australian is pinch running. Closest thing we have is Mr. C for that.

World B. Dusty said...

We might score!!!

And we may actually get a run.

Paul said...

Fuck! I wanted a run.

Paul said...

This is one time Fookie your crappy upper cut might help.

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!

World B. Dusty said...

Hell fuck yeah!

Paul said...

Bring in the gimp!

World B. Dusty said...

The Gimp's sleeping.

Paul said...

Wow. That made Urine's swing look pretty.

Paul said...

You disrespect the Loney! Yeah So do I.

Paul said...

Crank it up Loney!!! 2-0.

Paul said...

Le sigh.

World B. Dusty said...

Jesus shit an eggroll, Loney. You suck and/or blow little boys.

Paul said...

Well. Fuckdogs.

Paul said...

Urine reminded Javy that these guys have lower averages than him.

Paul said...

What the hell we are introducing evidence here.

World B. Dusty said...

Throw at his fuckin head!

Paul said...

Bullshit. But fuck Javy.

Jason said...

If the Padres score, Dinner is due up 3rd in the 9th.

By law, the Padres will score.

*sigh*

Paul said...

No don't walk him.

Jason said...

To Javy's credit and/or detriment, he continues to pitch inside.

Paul said...

Nice. Now I am starting my double play interpretive dance.

Paul said...

That will work!!!

World B. Dusty said...

Need more beer.

Paul said...

Stay on target...

World B. Dusty said...

Come on, lads!

Paul said...

Stay on target...

World B. Dusty said...

Nice crowd! Help Javy out!

World B. Dusty said...

Steady.......

World B. Dusty said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul said...

We make party!!!

World B. Dusty said...

Love you, Big Blue!

World B. Dusty said...

(makes party)

Jason said...

Making Dinner-didn't-bat party!



*breaks more laws*

Josh S. said...

HOLY HELL THAT RULED

World B. Dusty said...

Back to back shutouts for our lads. Bring dis shit!!!

Vinny is lovin' it, too.

Paul said...

A little mojo going.

World B. Dusty said...

Teared up a little just then.

Jason said...

G'night, Vin!

Paul said...

Been drinkin wine. Gonna switch to beer with a Grain mash Gin to celebrate a Friday night win.

Paul said...

Raffy has been through a lot of shit. Glad he got the winning hit.

World B. Dusty said...

Tell me more about this gin, Paulie.

Paul said...

It is a pet project of the Anchor Junipero Gin. made with grain mash of wheat barley, and rye which is distilled in old school copper pots. Taste is suppose to be a little more itense. Gonna pop it open over ice here in a few with an Anchor summer Ale

World B. Dusty said...

I'm already a little weepy after the win, and cause I've had about 7 beers with no dinner, and no Dionner, but this gin you speak of makes me sob uncontrollably.

I can hear the Friday night fireworks from my patio. What a night to be Blue.

World B. Dusty said...

Let's do some shots, Paul.

Jason said...

Shots? I'm in!

World B. Dusty said...

It wasn't even an option for you, Jason.

World B. Dusty said...

Wish karina were here to claim 100

World B. Dusty said...

Keep hearing about players-only meeting that Carroll called yesterday before the game.

I think we should call a gin-only meeting tomorrow.

Paul said...

I am in. This group hasn't been living up to our Gin potential.

World B. Dusty said...

It hasn't been for lack of my trying, Paul, to be sure.

Paul said...

I'll keep my gripes in house but some of us don't seem to have the liver for it anymore. We need to just stop thinking and start drinkin.

World B. Dusty said...

I'm waaaaaaaay ahead of you on that, Paul.

World B. Dusty said...

I love how last night Donnie Baseball asked the ump what he would do re Kershaw in that bases loaded jam, and the ump recommended leaving Kid K in, so Mattingly did.

What a great sport.

World B. Dusty said...

All Star - Smash Mouth

Paul said...

If we win three in a row I might open some champagne.

Jason said...

Just poured myself a gin martini as I settle in to watch the premiere of the US version of Tourchwood. This shit better be good. The show I mean, obviously the gin is top notch.

World B. Dusty said...

@Jason

1) What type of gin?

2) In keeping with the Beasties Booze Thread theme? ("You got a dry martini thinking you're cool")

World B. Dusty said...

BTU!

(Booze Thread Up)*

*On Facebook

Jason said...

1) Bombay Sapphire

2) Technically not a dry gin but it is served up just the slightest hint of extra dry vermouth

World B. Dusty said...

What the fuck is this "vermouth" of which you speak? You're supposed to just look at the bottle in the corner but not actually use the stuff (Winston Churchill recipe)

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio Velez sucks. But the PGT is finally up anyway.