Monday, July 18, 2011

Game 96 Thread: July 18 @ Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (8-7, 3.87) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (6-1, 2.17).

Interesting bird, this Vogelsong. He started his baseball career with a seven-year stint in the majors, mostly with the Pirates, and underwent Tommy John surgery during that time. He then spent three years pitching in Japan, returning to the majors earlier this year with the Giants, to replace the injured but still-dreamy Barry Zito. Over his career, Vogelsong has appeared in ten games against the Dodgers, mostly in relief. He has a 5.96 ERA in those ten appearances. Naturally, he's currently in position to turn things around and shut down the Dodgers, whose recently concluded five-game winning streak will likely be their longest of the season.

56 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Furcal 6
Miles 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Uribe 5
Barajas 2
Billingsley 1

Mr. Customer said...

If we can do nothing else, can we at least spoil the Jints fun? Is that too much to ask?

Josh S. said...

Yes, it is, but Kemp will try his damnedest anyway.

Steve Sax said...

please, let's win this game

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers go meekly in the first, but with Furcal Miles Ethier, what do you expect.

Mr. Customer said...

It's gonna be a long night, isn't it?

Josh S. said...

Whew!

Josh S. said...

So, we're all in agreement that Vogelsong made a pact with the Devil, right?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We'll know for certain if he dies ten years from now.

Jason said...

Quick, offer to trade Uribe to the Giants to take Tejada's roster spot

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Faustelsong or Vogelfaust?

Josh S. said...

Yep. Devil pact.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wow. You suck, Loney.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh fuck you, fatass.

Mr. Customer said...

FUCK YOU PABLO SANDWICH!

NicJ said...

That pretty much sums up the season.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You can trot around the bases all you like, you're still going to be a fatass when you reach home.

Josh S. said...

Trade everyone except Kemp, Kershaw, and Rubby. I'm tired of watching them all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

For some reason the name Byron Leftwich popped into my head.

Josh S. said...

So, tomorrow is Rub[b]y vs. Madison in a battle of high-priced call girls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This game just gets better and better!

Steve Sax said...

If we just forfeit the series altogether, we can save on airfare and hotel costs

Steve Sax said...

Their fat guy: batting .308

Our fat guy: batting .208

Steve Sax said...

Jesus, what is the point here

Steve Sax said...

Starting to write the post-game thread now

Mr. Customer said...

Fucking fuck.

NicJ said...

At least this keeps Ned the garbage collector at bay.

Mr. Customer said...

I hate Cody Ross with a seething passion.

NicJ said...

I wonder if dodgertalk is still screening out overly negative calls?

Steve Sax said...

It is difficult to stomach playing with such little pride.

Mr. Customer said...

We're done here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I can imagine Colletti now...

"I suppose this team isn't going to be a contender. Well, I guess I better start selling. Hello, Detroit? Yes, give me a terrible, aging veteran! (hangs up) Wait, that's not how you sell. Let me try that again. Hello, Anaheim? Yes, send me Vernon Wells, ASAP! (hangs up)... DAMMIT."

Mr. Customer said...

I wouldn't know. i'm still screening out Dodger Talk

Fernie V said...

this does suck, I hate the 6th and 7th inning.

Fernie V said...

Do parents make up these stories, because I know Vin doesn't lie.

Fernie V said...

Hey Stevo, I think we need some help. How about some distractions for tomorrows game.

Paul said...

I really can imagine a lower low. Giants defending World Champs and the Dodgers bankrupt. I am glad I can't see the future or I would have knoffed myself in the robs in 2008. Unless of course we turn it around in 2013.

Fernie V said...

Bad, Worst and what happen up to bat.

Spank said...

I just cleared the lobby with a mexican food fart.

Paul said...

Was that the flash I saw outside my window?

Spank said...

The smell should be hitting you any second,primo.

Dusty Baker said...

Drive by comment here since I'm abt an hour behind in watching the game. But for the record:

On the sofa, Vinny!

Spank said...

Oops! I did it again.

Cc:Britney

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate this team. I hate it so much.

NicJ said...

The dodgers or giants?

Fernie V said...

We get that it is a sell out and you are tired of watching the pitiful crowds at Dodger Stadium, Vin.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Addendum: I hate these teams. I hate them so much.

Fernie V said...

Ethier batting .299, you think he is tanking so he doesn't get traded to Boston.

Fernie V said...

LFP, with a funny video.

http://www.thelfp.com/blog/2011/07/frank-gets-a-call-from-his-lawyers/

Fernie V said...

oh shit it's a grand slam, I don't believe it.

Fernie V said...

I am just messing with you Dusty, did you fast forward.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't trust Rod Barajas.

Fernie V said...

I hate Ned. Signing these old guys and expecting to win.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up

Steve Sax said...

@Fernie V, thanks for the LFP tip! Posting tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't mess with me, Fernie - I'm fragile!