Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Game 116 Thread: August 10 vs. Phils, 12n

Vance Worley beating the Giants last week.

Chad Billingsley (10-9, 4.17) vs. Vance Worley (8-1, 2.35).

This is why the Phillies are playing in the rarefied air (and payrolls) of the Yankees and Red Sox: their fifth starter has almost ace-like numbers. Worley, called up to replace the injured Joe Blanton, figures to baffle the feeble Dodger bats in today's throwback uniform game. Not only have the Phillies won Worley's last nine outings, but he's never faced the Dodgers before. Unfamiliarity with pitchers = bad news for Dodgers.

AP photo

67 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Won't be able to make this one but I will definitely be "watching" this online...

QuadSevens said...

I'll just be watching the comedy genius that is game thread comments.

MR.F said...

I'll be keeping tabs on this online.

QuadSevens said...

Let's see if I'm any luckier.

Miles 4
Blake 5
Etheir 9
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Navarro 2
Carroll 6
Billingsley 1

Josh S. said...

Wait, what? Winning?

Josh S. said...

WHAT?

Spank Horst said...

Bout time the bastard does something

QuadSevens said...

Scoring in the first inning? What's this all about?

Orel said...

What in holy heck is going on here?

Dodgers 4, Phillies 0, bottom of the 1st

Jason said...

At least a slow Dinner makes sense.

Jason said...

Seriously, WTF?

QuadSevens said...

Carroll with a triple! The Dodgers have batted around and hit for the cycle in the first inning! Insane!

QuadSevens said...

5-0 Doyers after one. Can we end the game right now?

Josh S. said...

Looks like that 5's all we're gonna get. Hope it holds up.

Dusty Baker said...

Fred's Brim and Dusty up in dis Ravine!

Spank Horst said...

^I thought I felt a disruption in the force.

Jason said...

Kemp saved by Loney? WTF?!?!?

Fernie V said...

Suck on it philly, 5-0 botches

Josh S. said...

That's our RBI GUY.

Fernie V said...

The force is strong with you spanky

Josh S. said...

Fuckin' Under Pants.

Spank Horst said...

I knew it was too early to get all excited.

Spank Horst said...

I'm done with Loney...again.

Spank Horst said...

Fucking Loney!!

Josh S. said...

I guess the guy that uploads video highlights doesn't roll into work until 2.

Josh S. said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Mr. Customer said...

Good news everyone! The Giants are losing!

Jason said...

This could be going better.

In other words, this game has regressed to a typical 2011 Dodgers game.

Josh S. said...

Slip slidin' away...

Josh S. said...

Still winning, but it sure doesn't feel like it.

Spank Horst said...

Wild game. I'm out.

Josh S. said...

Man, this game is a chore.

Jason said...

Hey! We're not losing! Oh, wait...

Jason said...

This is much more familiar territory.

(cries)

QuadSevens said...

Shit.

Josh S. said...

HOW DO YOU NOT HOLD A 6-RUN LEAD?!

is what I'll be saying next year if they do this again. Right now, it's expected.

el montanero said...

Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue. (cries)

el montanero said...

Don't worry, everyone, Velez is up!

Josh S. said...

OH FOR EVER

QuadSevens said...

Velez is still on the team? I think I might try out next year.

Josh S. said...

Hey, remember the first inning? That was great.

Jason said...

The Prime Ticket feed showed Loney reviewing a scouting report on Bastardo just before it cut to ads.

My initial reaction: I bet he's looking at it upside-down.

My followup reaction: I know he's looking at it upside-down.

Josh S. said...

How cute. Manuel thinks he needs a lefty to get Loney out.

Josh S. said...

Man, Dusty and FB better be DRUUUUUUNNNNK.

Neeebs said...

WTF!!!

I leave for a meeting, up 5-0 and now its 7-9?

Why should I be surprised/upset?

Steve Sax said...

at least the giants are again getting pounded by the pirates (8-; Sanchez only lasted 4.1 IP)

Josh S. said...

When Mike MacDougal is the most effective pitcher of the day, something is VERY wrong.

Josh S. said...

How is Velez due up again already?

Jason said...

Damn, in the Giants-Bucs game, Andrew McCutchen is currently 1-1 with 3 BB, 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored.

It would appear the Giants' pitching is having a day on-par with the Dodgers.

Jason said...

^ It should be noted, that one hit is a 2-run homerun and he has also stolen two bases.

Neeebs said...

Velez now 0-21 with the Dodgers.

How's that working out for you, Ned?

Josh S. said...

OH FOR EVER

Jason said...

Whoo! Javy Guerra badge (K) unlocked.

And, that is the highlight of my day.

(sighs)

Josh S. said...

A real, non-ghost Javy badge!

Maybe we should keep Velez on the bench until we face one of these dudes.

Oh crap, there are 2 Dodger pitchers on there.

Josh S. said...

Blake, Ethier, Kemp due up!

We got this!

#commentsfrom2009

Jason said...

Damn, that close to sweeping the Dodgers badges today.

Josh S. said...

I like how the Javy badge is for a strikeout. It's like they knew there'd be no way for him to get a save.

Mr. Customer said...

Is this game STILL going on?!

Josh S. said...

Not exactly what we needed, but it's something.

Mr. Customer said...

Light-hitting catcher coming up with the game on the line?

Check!

Josh S. said...

Time for Roddy to disappoint.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, that's 2011 in a nutshell.

Josh S. said...

Welp, time to set my badge traps and cry.

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I blame Mike Schmidt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

D-BACKS 4EVAH!!!

(cries)

(watches tears evaporate in mid-air)

Josh S. said...

15-day Dee-L.