Friday, July 22, 2011

Gayme 99 Thread: July 22 vs. Nationals, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (6-11, 3.13) vs. John Lannan (6-6, 3.62).

This is the story of a skinny young man who was chaysing fame and fortune when he was first drafted by the Orioles in 1997. He played two years in Toronto, and then was trayded to the Dodgers, where he showed some promise before getting hit on the wrist by an Ay J Burnett pitch, causing an injury that playgued him all season.

And so this young man moved on to the Phillies and blossomed over four years, winning a World Series and even mayking it to the All Star Gayme. So he picked up some swagger, along with a lot of faycial hair on a once-nayked chin, and parlayed his success into a crayzy seven-year, $126M deal with the woeful Nationals. And in his first year in Washington, this player is now batting .218, or 47 points below his career average. And the Nationals are now 13.5 games out of the divisional race...just like the Dodgers.

We Sons want to tayke a moment to say, welcome back to Chavez Ravine, Jayson!

89 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn 7
Furcal 6
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Rivera 3
Urine 5
Barajas 2
Carroll 4
Kuroda 1

Dusty Baker said...

Should be "Gayme Thread"

Jason said...

Then the Nats' pitcher should be John Laynnayn.

Though I would have gone with a John Lennon theme. I despise people that can't spell Jason properly.

Steve Sax said...

Good call, Dusty!

Good call, Jayson!

Dusty Baker said...

(finishes beer, heads to the Yard)

rbnlaw said...

Still drinking Bud-y-ser here.

Does that count? Will the judges tayke that?


If Hiro does well tonight, with or without run support, say, "sayonara!"

To hell with this Y shit.

Steve Sax said...

rbnlaw, why the haytin'?

Steve Sax said...

Tonight is Round 1 in The Battle Of SoSG Dusty's Teams

rbnlaw said...

Enough maYhem, Sax!

rbnlaw said...

Hmm. Haytin does rhyme with Saytin.

Josh S. said...

The John Lennon joke has been beaten to death by Charley Steiner. Every single time he mentions him in the out of town scoreboard, he says, "John Lannan and Yoko Ono."

EVERY.
SINGLE.
TIME.

Josh S. said...

In between the living room and bedroom, Vinny!

rbnlaw said...

At the table drinking, Vinny!

rbnlaw said...

In honor of my avi: Zima Tyme!

rbnlaw said...

Might need Aladdin Bail Bonds if the Dodgers go all Padres on me.

Spank said...

Chillin' drinking Tang,Vinny!

rbnlaw said...

and away we go. . .

rbnlaw said...

Those Nats batters will get the distance down by the 2nd inning.

Sheesh.

rbnlaw said...

Dear Prospective Employer of Hiroki Kuroda:

You may want to think twice.

Sincerely,
rbn

Spank said...

Nice fucking beard,Werth.

*points and laughs*

rbnlaw said...

My son just now:
"Geeze, this guy is like a Sasquatch."
re: Morse

rbnlaw said...

Every ball the Nats have hit has been a BB. Kuroda does not want to be traded.

Great.

Spank said...

Fuck You Sasquatch!

karina said...

epale everyone!

just give Kuroda some time to adjust, ok?

rbnlaw said...

For what it's Werth, I'm no fan of this guy.

rbnlaw said...

@Spank:
That's what my kid said. He's 9; I should probably yell at him.

Karina,
I'm sure Kuroda's new team will give him a couple of starts.

Josh S. said...

Still Werthless.

karina said...

@rbnlaw I hope he stays

#eternaloptimistic

Spank said...

@ RB

Nah,don't yell at your son. He's on the right track.

Spank said...

I have a problem with Ethier's walk up music. Don't ask why,I just do.

karina said...

@Spank what's his song?

Spank said...

@ Karina

I have no idea what the name is but it's hippity hop.

Spank said...

Well............

rbnlaw said...

For the love of shit.
I look away for 1/2 an inning, and everything goes to hell?

rbnlaw said...

karina,
You're going to have to explain all those red wine tweets from this week.

Even your man Chavez got into it.

rbnlaw said...

I think DB dropped his phone.

Jason said...

Drive by comment: This does not aypeayr to be going well.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

New name, thanks to Vin.

Steve Sax said...

GameDay is all apeshit right now. Can't get to a tv with a sick kid in tow

Spank said...

I thought I saw DB dry humping Honeycutt in the dugout.

rbnlaw said...

That or Lil Abner, Josh.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

Correct. Li'l Abner, via Vin.

rbnlaw said...

You know how batters have those multi-pitch at-bats where they foul off about 10 pitches, then get a base hit to the opposite field, advancing the runner to third?

Yeah. That never happens to the Dodgers.

Spank said...

It looks like Werth's Norelco ran out of batteries.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

You know those at-bats where the batter goes 3-2 and fouls off a few before popping out and then the next batter grounds out on the first pitch?

Yeah, that ALWAYS happens with the Dodgers.

rbnlaw said...

@Josh (aka JTC) and I laughed!

@Spank: Werth's girlfriend borrowed the batteries.

ohhhhhhh!

rbnlaw said...

For the record, I've been posting just to be re-invited to the SOSG gathering. . .if it happens.

rbnlaw said...

out

Spank said...

I am officially boycotting the Star Wars Blue Ray discs until Lucas puts back the original Annakin at the end of Jedi and the Ewok numb nuts song also at the end of Jedi.

Jason said...

I'm boycotting the Star Wars Blue Ray until Greedo shoots last.

Spank said...

How did we score?!!!!!!

Jason said...

I'm going off gameday, how did Rivera double to short?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is going better than I expected.

Steve Sax said...

Pretty typical, we are down by three and score two with none out...only to see four more batters come to the plate and we can't score the tying run

3-2 Nats through 4.5 innings

Steve Sax said...

What? We are still losing, Furcal is 0-for-3 and batting ,167...

My god, what were you expecting?!?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I was expecting Werth to hit three homers and Lannan to be throwing a no-hitter.

Spank said...

Just found out how we scored. Thanks peeps! not really.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Under Juan Rivera's preferences, it says he loves to face knuckleballs.

Insightful.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

He also likes to ball knucklefaces.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Don't everyone comment at once now.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

K'Jan!!!

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

NERD ALERT!

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

Ah, MacDougal is warming. So, we're countering their weenie looking pitcher with our weenie looking pitcher.

Spank said...

weak ass shit doyers

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Spank - But what's your caption?

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

People in this town aren't used to something starting with Clipp being good.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

July 2011 Kemp is starting to look like 2010 Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank 8:41p: Desmond botched a high-hopping, totally playable grounder from Urine, scoring both RISP.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lost! D-bags lost! This is our chance to start our move back up the division!

Paul said...

My dad is at the game and all reports say he has not been arrested yet!


Oh Shit Stairs is up. There goes that.

Steve Sax said...

Davey Johnson opts not to take the Stairs after all.

Spank said...

Booooooooooooooooo!!

Steve Sax said...

Kuo relieving MacD

Spank said...

Thanks Saxy.

Spank said...

Our bullpen is interchangeable suck.

Steve Sax said...

3-0 count from MattyG. Wi the bases juiced. Nice job.

Steve Sax said...

Kuo yanked after one batter, but Guerrier walking a tightrope here

Spank said...

Well Goddamn

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit.

Jubilation T. Cornpone said...

Son of a bitching bitch.

Steve Sax said...

Well done, Guerrier!

Nice pitching move, Mattingly!

Paul said...

Make it stop.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, fantastic.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Sax - I redirect you to Spank's comment at 10:19, re:Mattingly.

Fernie V said...

What the hell happened it was a one run game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It was gonna be a loss anyway.

Steve Sax said...

Post-game thread ready to accept all whining, complaining, and frustrations.

Steve Sax said...

Why not just let Rick Honeycutt relieve Kuo next time, then

Spank said...

Paul's dad is getting arrested in the parking lot right now for selling forged,bootleg copies of Flaming Menudos 8-tracks.