Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Game 115 Thread: August 9 vs. Phillies, 7p

Ted Lilly (7-11, 4.86) vs. Cliff Lee (11-7, 2.96).

Wow, look at those numbers. It's like Ted Lilly and Cliff Lee are complete opposites: 7-11 record vs. 11-7 record, crappy ERA vs. good ERA, three-letter first name/five-letter last name vs. five-letter first name/three-letter last name. The only thing somewhat similar about them? Their 2011 salaries: $7 million vs. $11 million.

Tonight is Duke Snider bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium. A nice touch: the Dodgers are flying Snider's Hall of Fame plaque from Cooperstown for display in Autograph Alley before the game. Think it got bumped up to first class?

110 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Carroll 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Miles 5
Blake 3
Barajas 2
Gwynn 7
Lilly 1

Josh S. said...

I think this is the one we win, but we get no-hit by Jo Anne Worley tomorrow.

Josh S. said...

Badge Alert: Opportunity for a Furcal as a Cardinal badge (single).

I do not know if there's a tear-stained variant.

Steve Sax said...

Torii Hunter badge has me complete my 19th badge case.

Too bad the Furcal one is already as a Cardinal, as I never got a Furcal badge as a Dodger...

Steve Sax said...

Also available as a badge in the MIL@STL game: Nyjer Morgan, still not a Brewer (though he's been a Brewer all season long).

John G said...

section 51 if anyone is going. i'll be in my Bison tee.

http://sportscrack.com/images/thebison_large.jpg

Neeebs said...

I need a bison jersey.

MR.F said...

Okay John G., that shirt is awesome!

Jason said...

I got the Nyjer Morgan badge. If Andrew Bailey completes the save here in the bottom of the 9th (A's up 4-1), I'll have my first complete sweep of a team with all 3 A's badges in one game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Angels are in a pretty good position to get a badge sweep. Haren needs one more K and the lead needs to stick for Walden to get his save.

Jason said...

Luke Hochevar's picture on his badge looks like a screen shot out of MLB The Show 11.

Jason said...

Haren gets pulled with 6 Ks to ruin the possible sweep.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I've already got a Haren badge, so whatever.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Three outs before a Gavin Floyd win badge.

Jason said...

Bailey with the save. Sweep!

Josh S. said...

They done got B hats on

Steve Sax said...

310 badges, ladies and gents

Josh S. said...

72 badges, 64 of which I've gotten since Saturday.

Josh S. said...

WE SUCK

Josh S. said...

Beard with the high socks is an interesting sight.

Josh S. said...

Awesome tribute to the fallen Johnny Storm in center field.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh 7:17p: Yeah, there is definitely a second-mover advantage in the MLB.com badge game. Nice work!

Steve Sax said...

Furcal is 0-for-3 btw. All we need is a frickin' single

All we need is one pin, Rodney

Steve Sax said...

not so clutch, andre

Steve Sax said...

Okay guys, I'm going to the other side. Let's try to get 100+ comments tonight, dudes and dudettes!

Steve Sax said...

kemp is 1-for-10 against cliff lee

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Make that 1-for-11.

Steve Sax said...

make that 1-for-11

dammit kemp

Steve Sax said...

why do I get the feeling the Phillies are toying with us?

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SC: dammit, you are too fast! see you at the 200 threshold my friend...

Steve Sax said...

F U C K

Steve Sax said...

We are doomed.

NOW I'm going to the other side

Dusty Baker said...

Well, that Dodger half of the 1st was like the opposite of a blow job.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

A suck job?

Josh S. said...

A boj wolb?

Dusty Baker said...

All is right with the world - we hit Victorino!

Josh S. said...

FINALLY!

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at Victorino while he's on base!!!

Dusty Baker said...

ps- throw at his fuckin pineapple head!

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs. Dusty (via phone): [Dusty], did I just hear it right on the radio that we hit Victorino?

Dusty: Hell yeah!

Mrs. Dusty: [laughter]. Ok, bye.

Dusty Baker said...

I got a god damned AUbrey Huff pog! Fuck that! HATE YOU! hateHateHATE!!!

I want a James McDonald one, though.

Josh S. said...

J-Mac achieved! Cwiff Wee too.

Ted's doing a pretty good Kuroda impression.

Dusty Baker said...

throw at this sorry-ass ho

Dusty Baker said...

I was happy to get Cliff Lee.

#Razorbacks

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Josh S. said...

Fookie badge!

(cries)

Spank Horst said...

Badge Fest!

Dusty Baker said...

Glad to have Furcal pog. Wait, do I have one with him as a Dodger?

Wait, he would have had to have played, and played fairly well, for that to have occurred.

(checks)

Josh S. said...

80 badges, 0 Yankees.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

How did you get Young Mc's pog? I have had that game open all night and I ain't got shit. Getting all the others, so I know it's working.

Josh S. said...

Dunno, but it's there.

Josh S. said...

Ha! He only has 2 Ks. I'm on the right side of a Gameday glitch for once.

Dusty Baker said...

It's like trying to describe space, then, isn't it, Josh?

Dusty Baker said...

That's Ryan Howard, not Frank Howard, Vinny.

Josh S. said...

So, I guess it will go as an error and the badge is unearned.

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone going to the game tomorrow?

Besides Fred's Brim and me?

Neeebs said...

Can we get a timely hit tonight?

Cc: Last night.

Paul said...

Dear Dodgers:

You suck at bunting. Many times you can not even bunt for a proper sacrifice. So please do not attempt to try and bunt for a basehit. Brett Butler is not walking through that door.

Sadly in Love
Paul.

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get a hit tonight?

cc: college

Paul said...

@Dusty

Weaver says he ate it all.

Neeebs said...

Weaver? You brought her.

Mr. Customer said...

Anything shakin' around here?

Neeebs said...

Weaver? I hardly know her.

Paul said...

Game over.

Neeebs said...

Really?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Eh, it was a loss anyway.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't want any shake, Mr. C.

Neeebs said...

MC is like Shleprock.

Dusty Baker said...

Was Lilly just throwing BP to Lee?

Spank Horst said...

PGT Up!

Dusty Baker said...

Bottoms up!

Paul said...

Weaver still owes me taco bell.

I still owe Dusty a beer.

The universe stays balanced.

Paul said...

Glad to see the money I wired made it. Mr. C out on bail again.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

That's 386 beers you owe me now, taking stadium inflation into account.

cc: Sax

Spank Horst said...

I still owe Paul cocaine.

Paul said...

I want the good early 1900s shit too!

Josh S. said...

Whattya know, Velez pinch hitting for Lilly wad an upgrade.

Still hitless, though.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is Tony Jackson's fault.

Paul said...

Poor Dee. He needs to add a muscle or two.

Dusty Baker said...

Can't they just cut off swaths of Dinner's muscle tissue and graft it onto Dee Gordon?

Paul said...

I thought Dinner ate his muscle tissue.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What muscle? Dioner's 90% gluten.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The rest is bone mass.

Josh S. said...

Chicken bone mass.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I'm back. I saw (on tv) Lilly give up the dinger to Cliff Lee. And Trent Oeltjen come in (albeit cold and with a 0-2 count) to GiDP, squelching any chance of an eighth-inning rally. Yep, it's Dodger baseball!

Steve Sax said...

9:39-9:46p: comedy genius, boys. Love it

Neeebs said...

Dee, dee, d

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp HR right he--

DAMMIT!!!

Josh S. said...

When did they change the movie promotion inning from the 7th to the 9th?

This has been another edition of Random Shit Josh Notices.

DelinO said...

Have no fear, DelinO is here

DelinO said...

Yeah, I'd like to see the Dodgers shove one up the phils butts, but I'll take a consolation badge.

Neeebs said...

Bets on Barrajas?

Neeebs said...

K wins

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck you, Rod Barajas.

DelinO said...

Well that happened

Josh S. said...

Duke is pissed.

DelinO said...

Good night you roid-fueled maniacs.
Until next time, ladies and gents.

Dusty Baker said...

Shoots up!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck 100

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, at least me made it to 100.

Fernie V said...

What did I miss?

Dusty Baker said...

If MLB wouldn't have the pog-badge bit, we'd only have about 23 comments.

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

As for being Schleprock, it's possible, but the Dodgers tend to suck equally when I'm here or not.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thanks for the warm memories, Dodgers.

Josh S. said...

Dammit! Garnered a Bum badge.

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread *really* up (thanks, Spanky)

Fernie V said...

I thought the opposite was a sucky vacation.

Neeebs said...

@MC: Your timing coincided with Lee's HR. Hence Schleprock comment. I wouldn't waste Schleprock on mere general Dodger sulkiness.

Neeebs said...

^suckiness