Monday, August 08, 2011

Game 114 Thread: August 8 vs. Phillies, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (7-13, 2.96) vs. Roy Halladay (14-4, 2.55).

Happy 8/8/11! The Chinese believe the number eight brings good luck, but the Dodgers are SOL because they're facing perhaps the NL's toughest pitcher in Halladay. Naturally, Hard-Luck Hiroki is going up against Doc. If it weren't for bad luck, he'd have no luck at all. Best of luck, Kuroda-san — you might not even hear "there's your run" tonight.

98 comments:

Josh S. said...

Burger King has Whoppers for 88 cents today!

In other news, Mattingly said Dioner Navarro has not yet reported to the ballpark.

Greg Hao said...

Not so much that eight brings "luck" or "good fortune" as whatever your local feng shui guy will tell you; chinese people like eight because it's a homonym of treasure. And we all know that chinese people are all about the dolla billz.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ROY HALLADAY WILL KILL US WITH HIS HEAT VISION.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Heat vision is how you kill what is already dead.

rbnlaw said...

Heading to the park. I'll be in reserve with some kids in tow.
Look for the guy wearing a UCLA shirt and an exasperated look.

I think I'm in reserve 14. Very far up.

MR.F said...

MLB sent me an email asking me if I wanted to get my picture taken with the last World Series trophy.

(cries)

Spank Horst said...

Tony Gwynn LF
Casey Blake 3B
Dre RF
Bison CF
Miles 2B
Slugger 1B
Barajas C
Ackbar SS
Kuroda P

Spank Horst said...

Phuck The Phillies!

Fernie V said...

Let it be said let it be written.

Spank Horst said...

MICHELE BACHMANN WILL KILL US WITH HER HEAT VISION!

#newsweek

Steve Sax said...

For the record, Kuroda is Japanese.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank 7:01p: Check out what Gawker had to say about the Newsweek cover.

Spank Horst said...

Good stuff,Saxy. That is Bachmann's normal look.

I have to read that Rick Perry, with God, find Americans jobs article later.

Spank Horst said...

FUCK YOU VICKY!

Spank Horst said...

Shit

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Phils going to the bottom of the first

We've already lost

Spank Horst said...

I just saw rbnlaw getting pummeled by a booze vendor for ordering a Miller Lite.

Spank Horst said...

Jesus Fucking Christ! We got Little league players on the team.

Spank Horst said...

Loney-3 Dodgers-0

Mr. Customer said...

This is going pretty much as expected.

Fernie V said...

Seriously is it 88 cent whopper day?

Spank Horst said...

2 on for Bison.

Spank Horst said...

Booooooooo!

Josh S. said...

Fernie, yes, but it was only from 8-8. I just missed the cutoff and went to The Habit instead. I think I'm better off.

Dusty Baker said...

Draggin' ass after a long, blurry weekend, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

THROW AT VICTORINO!

Spank Horst said...

*mutes tv*

Dusty Baker said...

SITTDOWN YOU LITTLE BITCH!

Spank Horst said...

Sit the fuck down mofo.

Dusty Baker said...

Lil rally. Nothing to see right now.Call me if we get a second run.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit I got a Ryan Vogelsong badge. I no want Gnats players. Can I erase them, Sax?

ps- I don't want Uribe, either.

Josh S. said...

Man, the NL West is fucking awful this year. Pity we can't capitalize.

Dusty Baker said...

That was way the fuck outside, Blue!

Spank Horst said...

We scored a run? Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

4-1 in the 7th. I thought the deficit would be bigger.

cc: Tim Geithner

Josh S. said...

Boooooooooo

Dusty Baker said...

"They're not beating us by, like, 20." - My sister in law, who didn't even know I posted that last comment.

Dusty Baker said...

From a 3-0 count to a double play. Indeed, Vinny.

*shotgun in mouth*

Josh S. said...

The foul ball looked like ball four on Gameday.

Spank Horst said...

When did Carlos Mencia start pimping K-Swiss?

Dusty Baker said...

Gload = chode

Dusty Baker said...

We're creepin back! 4-2.

Dusty Baker said...

^ That was also a back door way of claiming comment #42.

Dusty Baker said...

Man on third. Only one out. Michael Stutes stinky. Pack of Cards up on deck.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Spank Horst said...

I'd hit Loney with a goddamn bat if I was in the dugout.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lose at home to the Pirates, 5-0. Charlie Morton badge (win)!

Spank Horst said...

That reminds me,I'll have to ask Dave Navarro to come over and paint my nails.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: there's no erasing unwanted badges! that drives me nuts!

nuts!

nuts!

DelinO said...

Have no fear DelinO is here.

Spank Horst said...

Bring in Velez to pinch hit!

Dusty Baker said...

(has fear)

Dusty Baker said...

"You're in our house now, bitches!" - sister-in-law

She is fired the fuck up.

Spank Horst said...

Oh My Fucking God! We scored another run.

Josh S. said...

W00t!

DelinO said...

As Charlie Sheen would say...
Juan-Ing!

DelinO said...

My sister in law is 12 (for real). She's a bit more chill about the game.

Mostly cause we're watching Switched at Birth.

Josh S. said...

What is this upfuckery?

Spank Horst said...

Bullshit. Every right to run in a straight line to the base.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey Spanky, hit on Delino's sister in law.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah that's always a shitty way to make an out. A base runner should have ability to freely run bases right down the line. Never liked that rule that favors the defense.

Steve Sax said...

this is not going to end well

Steve Sax said...

(getting hopes all set up on a pedestal so they can be crushed more easily)

DelinO said...

@Dusty in a dark, dark place tonight

Josh S. said...

At the very least, Velez should have been at third, as he would have been had there been a normal put-out at 2nd.

Spank Horst said...

That was fucking awesome,Gwynn. Did you think of bunting all by yourself?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck this. I'm going to go bunt myself to sleep.

Steve Sax said...

BUNT ground out? WHAT THE FUCK

Josh S. said...

Now, just do all of that again in the ninth. No problemo!

Steve Sax said...

Someone had better ask the fucking post-game question if any coach called the bunt

If any coach did, that coach should be shot

If any coach did not, Tony Gwynn should be shot

Dusty Baker said...

Better yet, I'm going to take a bat to Mike MacDougal's throwing hand.

Paul said...

Attempting to bunt when a basehit gives you the lead at home is very dumb.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't have the Twitters open. Any Dodger beat writers talking about that bunt?

Paul said...

The shitfest was capped off by a headfirst slide when he was out by 10 feet.

Spank Horst said...

Throw a pineapple at Vickie's head!

Spank Horst said...

Goodnight y'all.

Dusty Baker said...

KLJDSF78Q9475CAYUDF$^&%#*&^%^&(&(^THJ Z,';LMZDKOGJHASDKJVNAIDSJBNVAKLSJDNV

Paul said...

That is why you hit him. He won't charge the mound anyways.

Josh S. said...

I THOUGHT HIS ASS WAS SUSPENDED

Mr. Customer said...

Hate that guy.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

$%@&$&$&%^&&&&$#!!!!## TO VICTORINO

Mr. Customer said...

I'm always happier ignoring the game, and yet I keep coming back.

Josh S. said...

If his appeal is denied, they retroactively take away that home run, right?

DelinO said...

Kind of jonesing for that Howard badge. But glad he got put down

DelinO said...

Badges F with you. It's like fantasy football.

Almost had a Mariano badge than he blew the game. Normally that'd make me ever so happy. But it was a hollow non badge happiness.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Beard Power Activate!

Steve Sax said...

well, that wasn't very effective, Andre

Steve Sax said...

two run HR from Kemp, right here

Josh S. said...

Dre has dropped his clutch.

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp's GameDay avatar looks like Dee Gordon

Steve Sax said...

hmm. A strikeout seems to have slightly less impact in the run production column than a two-run HR.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

ugh

Josh S. said...

Hrmm.

DelinO said...

anti-climactic barely covers it

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

phuck

DelinO said...

the month of meh

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I bet the Beard is still on first, looking stern and pissed.

Steve Sax said...

Post-game thread up. Not good enough.