Friday, August 12, 2011

Game 117 Thread: August 12 vs. Astros, 7p

Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.60) vs. Bud Norris (5-8, 3.73).

What's it like to go from playing the best team in the majors to the worst? The Dodgers just got swept by the Phillies (77-40, a .658 winning percentage) and tonight they face the Astros (38-79, .325). Will the results differ? I sure hope so.

This plummeting elevator to the basement is good news for Nathan Eovaldi (that's E-Valdee), as the Dodgers actually have a chance of providing him with some run support. The Astros are reeling from a crushing defeat to the Diamondbacks, who scored seven runs in the last three innings of last night's game. Take it away, Nathan.

Sax's note: Mrs. Sax and I will be at the game tonight (field level, third base side). Holler (with a comment) if you're going to be there and want to grab a beer (Fred's Brim, Mr. Customer, and Josh S.; you had all mentioned here that you might be there tonight; I'll shoot you an email).

93 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Nothing beats going to the game after a long day goldbricking at work!

Jason said...

Miles - 2B
Blake - 3B
Ethier - RF
Kemp - CF
Rivera - LF
Loney - 1B
Navarro - C
Sellers - SS
Eovaldi - P


JUSTIN SELLERS IS THE CURRENT SHORTSTOP OF THIS ORGANIZATION!

Spank Horst said...

I'll be getting to' up at my Gran's,snorting her Plavix.

Mr. Customer said...

SELLERS!

(Not what I had in mind, but who the fuck cares at this point)

Jason said...

Perhaps Ned mistook all of the pleading at the trade deadline to "be a seller" as "promote Justin Sellers"?

Steve Sax said...

Maybe we will be inhabiting the NL West Sellers after this weekend.

Josh S. said...

Isn't it illegal to be short Sellers?

rbnlaw said...

PETER SELLERS IS NOT THE FUTURE OF COMEDY!

rbnlaw said...

The Lost Angels of Placentia have found a way to get Vernon Wells to hit.

Take him to Toronto, eh?


Which reminds me of a joke. . .


Not today's game.

Dusty Baker said...

Is that person's name Sellers, or is that a description of our front office philosophy?

Dusty Baker said...

Exempting Fred's Brim, sarcastic thanks to all you fuckers for the heads up you were heading out to the Yard.

(pouts)

Dusty Baker said...

I just looked at our "lineup" again.

Sweet, shit-sucking jesus - what tha...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Where the fuck is Jerry Sands?

Dusty Baker said...

This just in: CC Sabathia is fat as a fucking late-summer tick on a coon hound. My god, at this point that gut has to affect his pitching and stamina, no?

Dusty Baker said...

Where is everyone? Oh, that's right, you're headed to the game.

MR.F said...

I'm here for the moment, Dusty.

MR.F said...

Man we're so depressing.

Dusty Baker said...

Our team is depressing, or we are, Fanerman?

MR.F said...

The team! We're just victims.

Dusty Baker said...

Innocent victims.

Dusty Baker said...

^Except Spank. He's a victim, but is not innocent.

Dusty Baker said...

Paul Maholm pogbadge, bitches!

Josh S. said...

Dusty, this post was written before I bowed out for being sick. Thus, I am not in the yard.

However, there was a thread where everyone said which games they were going to.

Fernie V said...

Justin Sellers, sounds like a Blake Dewitt kind if guy to me.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Sorry you be illin'.

I went back and looked at that thread; it was last Sunday while I was out of town I guess. That said. precious little information was shared.

(ahem C, Sax)

Curious Gene said...

(First comment for me since... when? No idea.)

I'm up in RS43 with all the knitters. PSA: there's a bunch of knitters up in the Reserve.

First game for me in over a year, and it's depressing. This place is empty.

Dusty Baker said...

Cheers, Curious!

Fernie V said...

Damn DB, why did you have to phrase it so secretive. I went back and read the Sunday and blog and wondered what I had missed.

Dusty Baker said...

@FV

I'm just the messenger. It was Sax's secretive thread.

That was right there in front of our eyes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

Fernie V said...

come on, I am going to have to go back and read it again.

rbnlaw said...

I, for one, am not at the game. I am leaving for my softball game.

My team sucks slightly less than the Dodgers.

In the car, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Watching the game by myself, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@FV

There's a link to it in the article introducing this GT.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries a lonely cry)

MR.F said...

ok back for GT

Dusty Baker said...

(Broheim hugs Mr. F)

Josh S. said...

@Fernie 6:32

Actually, Sellers sounds like more of a Blake Edwards guy to me.

MR.F said...

Bad jump, Matt...

Josh S. said...

It's dead as a Dodger game in here.

Curious Gene said...

I hate this damn song.

Dusty Baker said...

(obligatory cry)

Dusty Baker said...

I"ve been cooking and only have the telly on in the background. Did Pink Panther get a hit tonight?

Dusty Baker said...

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Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

(streaks)

Fernie V said...

Rodriguez is from my home town.

Dusty Baker said...

(drops pants, sings old gray mare)

Dusty Baker said...

Which Rodriguez, FV? I think I just missed an AB when I went in for more vino.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh hello. I'm on Tivo time. Waaaaay of on that Rodriguez comment. Mea culpa.

Fernie V said...

The pitcher for the stroes

Fernie V said...

Bottom of eigth inning

Curious Gene said...

No hit for the Pink Panther. Also, can somebody score a run now?

Fernie V said...

Hot Loney due up after old man Rivera, he is our leading hitter today (Loney).

Fernie V said...

Cover your ears or close your eyes DB, spoiler alert. Loney has a chance to be hero.

Fernie V said...

Fear the Loney

Fernie V said...

The Hit machine just got intentionally walked.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm getting hammered so I can't see straight - don't want to have to watch.

Fernie V said...

Yeah I know strategy, but when is the last time we were able to say something good about Loney, the RBI machine.

MR.F said...

Come on guys! Don't screw up!

Fernie V said...

Come on Mr f never use a negative conjunction.

Fernie V said...

Sorry Mr F I am used correcting my kids in games.

Fernie V said...

The don't gets there attention and all they hear is screw it up. Like don't drink and drive, everyone drinks and drives. Just some useless knowledge I have.

Dusty Baker said...

That's some wisdom you're breaking down, FV.

Fernie V said...

You are drunk DB

Dusty Baker said...

Mother of fucking god.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE STILL SUCK

Curious Gene said...

Wow. That happened.

Josh S. said...

Poooooooop.

Curious Gene said...

I'm keeping score, so any day where I'm too happy, I can relive this.

Fernie V said...

This is a pitchers duel, what a game.

Fernie V said...

I couldn't even say that without laughing.

Josh S. said...

Blake, Ethier, Kemp due up!

We got this!

#commentsfrom2daysago

Fernie V said...

That's what I said at the bottom of the eighth.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's break this shit off, E.

Fernie V said...

Let's see if ethier is soft or not.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ethier is soft.

Steve Sax said...

Great to see MrC and Freds Brim tonight at the game tonight!

Dusty Baker said...

#Viagra

MR.F said...

THANK YOU MATT KEMP!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Now the dry humper becomes the dry humped!

Fernie V said...

Hell yeah

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

OH THANK JEEBUS

Josh S. said...

THANK YOU MATT FOR SAVING US FROM ANOTHER VELEZ AT-BAT.

Dusty Baker said...

Sure wish I had been there to see it live.

cc: Sax, Mr C

Fernie V said...

At least it looks like the players are having fun.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty my friend, we missed you tonight. Not like there weren't plenty of open seats...

Dusty Baker said...

Watching the Eovaldi post-game interview. Great for the kid to have such a solid start, even if he didn't get the W.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

90

Neeebs said...

I'll take it.

Spank Horst said...

One eye is normal. The other is teary as fuck!

I'm breaking out the Zappa.

Steve Sax said...

Post game thread finally up