Monday, August 15, 2011

Game 120 Thread: August 15 @ Brewers, 5p

Ted Lilly (7-12, 4.71) vs. Randy Wolf (9-8, 3.48).

Fellow Star Wars geek Randy Wolf remains, kind of, the one that got away. Not that Wolf is a top-of-the-rotation starter; instead, he's a solid innings-eater. Let's compare him to this evening's Dodgers' starter, Ted Lilly:

WOLF

  • age: 34
  • throws: left
  • current contract: 3 years/$29.75M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option
  • 2009 ERA+: 124
  • 2010 ERA+: 98
  • 2011 ERA+: 115

LILLY

  • age: 35
  • throws: left
  • current contract: 3 years/$33M (2011-13)
  • 2009 ERA+: 144
  • 2010 ERA+: 113
  • 2011 ERA+: 78

Did the Dodgers miss out? Or did they just trade one role player for another? Let's see which one gets the upper hand.

photo by Juan Ocampo/Dodgers

82 comments:

Fernie V said...

Wolf signs with his right hand, how?

Fernie V said...

Or is he just holding the pen with his right hand, and moving the ball with his left hand. You know those lefties are all right in the head.

Steve Sax said...

Wolf's ERA+ >>>>> Lilly's ERA+

Steve Sax said...

J Mac, pitching today for the Bucs vs. the Cardinals

Jason said...

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

Orel said...

boom

Orel said...

sorry wrong thread

Josh S. said...

Does Lilly like Star Wars? I don't feel like I could sit down and discuss the early works of Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes with him.

Jason said...

Pierre - CF
Kemp - RF
Kent - 2B
Manny - LF
Nomar - SS
J Martin - C
Blake - 3B
Loney - 1B
Billingsley - P

^ This date in 2008 when the Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-3 to win their 5th in a row and hold onto a tie for first in the NL West. Special appearances by: Pabol Ozuna running for Kent in the 7th, Troncoso and Beimel with holds and Broxton with a 4-out save.

(cries)

(feels some measure of relief that several players in this lineup are no longer with the team)

Steve Sax said...

I think Randy Wolf was a big Max Rebo fan, but only when Rebo was named Siiruulian Phantele (i.e., before Rebo sold out).

Steve Sax said...

dammit Jason, you just reminded Ned Colletti to consider Juan Pierre again

Mr. Customer said...

Lilly pitching in Milwaukee seems like a recipe for a thrashing.

Mr. Customer said...

Lilly pitching FOR Milwaukee would be preferred.

Steve Sax said...

Lilly pitching seems like a recipe for a thrashing.

rbnlaw said...

Dodgers on the Beer Tour: Miller Park, Busch Stadium, Coors Field.

Call me when they get to The Yard of Shiner Bock.

Josh S. said...

When do they visit the Arrogant Bastardome?

Mr. Customer said...

I thought THIS was the Arrogant Bastardome.

QuadSevens said...

Which stadium has the Shock Top Deck? That's where I wanna be.

Spank Horst said...

I prefer the Steel Reserve Level meself.

rbnlaw said...

Spank wins!

Neeebs said...

@Josh S-4:14:

Nicely done.

Steve Sax said...

shoot, did I miss any badges today yet?

rbnlaw said...

Loney reaches new heights with the GITP

*cries*

MR.F said...

WTF, seriously?

Steve Sax said...

Geez Loney, your suckitude knows no depths.

rbnlaw said...

Lilly slows down the ground ball; still gets Fielder by steps.

Neeebs said...

In defense of Loney, if Kemp didn't stumble around 2b on JR's gap single, he would have been on third and ultimately scored. Notwithstanding, if Kemp doesn't try to sneak into home plate, from second base on Loney's double play ball, there is no triple play.

Spank Horst said...

Dinner's hot!

rbnlaw said...

Yes, neeebs, but still he sucks.


And yet the Dodgers are determined to run themselves out of this game.

Steve Sax said...

Wait a minute, is it possible for Loney to ground into a quadruple play (GIQP)? I thought his suckitude would be limited to three outs, but now I'm not so sure.

Steve Sax said...

I jsut got a Delmon Young single badge from the Twins-Tigers game. The funny thing is, Young is now a Tiger, not a Twin (where his badge is located).

Good times.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, Giants take a 3-2 lead in Atlanta in the sixth

Spank Horst said...

DAMMIT! I blame Lopes on that DP.

Steve Sax said...

four hits for the dodgers through four, and (thanks in huge part to loney), nothing to show for it

Spank Horst said...

Jesus Christ! Must you give up a homer in every game,Patsy?

Spank Horst said...

GIDP Loney

Spank Horst said...

Loney needs a regular ground out for the cycle.

Steve Sax said...

James Loney has five outs out of his two at-bats

Steve Sax said...

We're going to have to make a batch of Imprison James Loney shirts.

Steve Sax said...

Braves now down 4-2 thanks to Tim Hudson's lameness

Steve Sax said...

Somehow, the Randy Wolf 5 Ks badge triggered, though it says he only has two so far

Steve Sax said...

Dear Dodgers

Any time you guys want to stop grouding into multiple-out-plays (that means you too, Andre) and start scoring runs, just let us know. You've now slept through two-thirds of this game.

Thanks,
Sax

Jason said...

J-Mac badge achieved.

(out of tears for the day)

Jason said...

"Ted Lilly does not hold runners on very well" - Steve Lyons

"Ted Lilly does not keep the ball in the park very well" - Jason

"James Loney does not hit the ball where they ain't very well" - Jason

"Dionner Navarro does not keep away from the pregame buffet very well" - Jason

"Ned Colletti does not negotiate contracts with former Giants very well" - Jason

Josh S. said...

@Sax: The strikeouts badge is glitchy.

Tonight would have been a good night to get the Loney Miserable Failure badge.

Jason said...

<positivity>
Casey Blake grows a beard really well.
</positivity>

Jason said...

45 (+2)

(sorry, Dusty)

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Spank Horst said...

You know it's going bad when you see a player from your team get injured and you laugh.

(laughs)

Steve Sax said...

rivera, just hit a two-run HR so we can take the lead

Dusty Baker said...

I left an event w open bar to take a peek at this fucking shitfest?

Cam someone cry on my behalf? I have no more tears.

Jason said...

Are we pulling for the groundout cycle here?

Spank Horst said...

Come on Loney! all we need is a ground out

Dusty Baker said...

Who got injured?

Jason said...

Where does a fielder's choice fit in with the Loney-Cycle?

Jason said...

@DB

Rivera's foot (and pride)

Spank Horst said...

Rivera hit a ball off his foot and was hopping around all retarded.

Spank Horst said...

Looks like Wolf doesn't want to give up the cycle

Jason said...

I'm torn. The Loney-Cycle would have been entertaining. A Dinner pop-out... not so much.

Jason said...

DAMMIT!

Spank Horst said...

Jason,you called the pop out fucker.

Jason said...

Screw this, I'm heading to Costco to buy beer and aspirin in bulk.

And shampoo.

Steve Sax said...

Lilly is pitching a pretty damn good game here. He's just getting no support. I'm going to start calling him "Kuroda."

Jason said...

Just caught that Thome hit his 600th HR today. Congrats.

Now, beer by the gallon...

Steve Sax said...

Thome 600 Post up top

Steve Sax said...

Brian Wilson enters the game in the ninth with a 4-2 SF lead. Seven batters and only two recorded outs later: Braves win, 5-4.

Spank Horst said...

Sellers just got bought by Wolf.

Steve Sax said...

Ooh ooh! Even better: go check out the highlight. The walkoff single by Freddie Freeman was up the middle with the bases loaded. Runner from third comes home to score, Cody Ross charges from center--and misses the ball under his glove, allowing the winning run to score from second.

What a (rodeo) clown!

Steve Sax said...

J-Mac gets the win for Pittsburgh over St Louis, 6-2.

(cries)

Josh S. said...

148 badges at last check, Saxy.

Steve Sax said...

F'ing A, Dodgers. Lilly throws a two-hitter through eight innings on the road, and you're going to get shutout?

Way to go.

Spank Horst said...

DAMMIT,PATSY!

Josh S. said...

We are not going to win this baseball game.

Spank Horst said...

My bad. It was Elbert not Patsy who gave up the last homer. Sorry Pats.

Spank Horst said...

Fucking Awesome!

Steve Sax said...

why the hell not? why the hell shouldn't both of our relievers this inning give up HR to their first batters?

nice job, elbert and macdougal.

Steve Sax said...

i have to go watch that brian wilson blown save video again just to make myself feel better

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

Spank Horst said...

Fitting ending. Time to skiddadle.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera just pulled a Loney

Steve Sax said...

whoops, lilly only went seven innings.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up