Sunday, August 28, 2011

Game 132 Thread: August 28 vs. Rockies, 1p

Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 2.05) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (10-10, 3.49).

Rookie revelation Eovaldi leads the Dodgers as they go for a Rockies sweep, but don't expect him to pitch deep into the game, as the Dodgers are closely monitoring his pitch count. Do expect 31/33 man Matt Kemp to continue being awesome, and expect James Loney to continue to cause awesome amounts of bafflement among Dodger fans.

Sax and I will be at today's game, so ping us if you want to say hi. Better yet, just shout out our names — we'll hear you.

169 comments:

Josh S. said...

Isn't it illegal to shout "Orel!" in a public place?

Dusty Baker said...

I think we're going to end up watching from home. Way too hot out there today.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, dusty! I'll buy you half a beer

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

You guys don't even know what hot is.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to know what love is.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Why are you reading the "About Me" section of my profile?

Steve Sax said...

That's funny, I just happened to read mr la sc's page this week

Mr la SC, why aren't you as cold as ice?

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: better yet, you should be shouting "Orel! Sax!"

(can't believe you left that for me)

Steve Sax said...

Shit, it's gonna be hot.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Because it's too damn hot!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I'm going today. I gotta witness this James loney resurrection in person.

Dusty Baker said...

DBT resurrected! Long time no post.

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn LF
Sellers SS
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Miles 3B
Barajas C
Oeltjen RF
Carroll 2B
Eovaldi P

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks to Alex41592 at TBLA for rooting around and finding today's lineup. Why is our lineup always posted so late compared to other teams?

Dusty Baker said...

Danny Valenica single gives me this punks' pogbadge. Who?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Yup it's been a while!

Dusty Baker said...

Donnie Baseball just took Ether to the woodshed over his comments to Simers.

Fred's Brim said...

Was there a pregame interview? What did he say?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Yes.

He said he considered 'Dre coming out like that in the press as questioning his (Donnie B) integrity, and that of the trainers, and of the organization. He said he'd never send someone out there if it meant they could do further damage to their body, and that he'd rather lose his job than do that in order to win or to bow to front office wishes. He was pretty steamed.

Dusty Baker said...

Zack Greinke pogbadge achieved. Not the best depiction of Zack's tiny head.

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Wow, and Dre's not in the lineup. Time to talk this one out. I like the attitude. Let's see how Donnie handles it and if he can fix it

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Donnie don't take shit from no one.

Fred's Brim said...

heh I tuned in just in time to see A-Rod ground into a game ending double play while representing the tying run

Dusty Baker said...

Agree re Donnie.

@FB - HAH! You're having a great sports weekend.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Blake DeWitt just doubled against Greinke.

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

And I just switched back to the In Living Color marathon on VH1

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not sure which commercial I hate more: The racist/stereotyped Metro PCS one or the El Pollo Loco one they're running locally now. I want to punch a nun when I see these.

Fred's Brim said...

people still wear g-unit shirts? Should I break out my Wu-Wear?

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Good fucking lord, I love Arian Foster.

http://bit.ly/rmtGAJ

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, Nate

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Is there any question that you shouldn't break out any Wu-Wear you may have?

#36Chambers

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I think the game plan is for Nate to throw balls.

Josh S. said...

I can't make out a single word in that El Pollo Loco commercial.

Josh S. said...

Shit. I've been badge slacking this weekend.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to cry if I get a Trayvon Robinson pogbadge today.

Josh S. said...

Throw pitches they can't foul, Nate!

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

That guy in the commercial singing to the other guy's crotch area about (presumably, but I can't understand the words, either) chicken is particularly unnerving when the sound is muted.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Vin, foul balls, thus high pitch counts, are "the silent enemy."

Fred's Brim said...

I do have a good Raekwon Cuban Linx shirt

Fred's Brim said...

not unlike firecrackers, the silent killer

Dusty Baker said...

I just found a Wu Tang name generator online.

Dusty Baker said...

Is RBN in hiding after that Arsenal hiding this morning?

Dusty Baker said...

Good try from Gwynn.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Fred's Brim said...

crap
If that was to end the game, he would have caught that

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Josh S. said...

Things are deovalding quickly.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Patrick O'Neal, "Spoke with Ethier. Knee checked out the same and he's available and will continue to play and expects to start tmw"

Which leads me to think I was right in the first place to question 'Dre on this. He's playing this drama queen, chip on the shoulder shit again, and Simers was too happy to enable him.

Fred's Brim said...

Call me Bilious Bad Janitah

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I don't think someone of Simers' species can experience happiness.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Eovaldi's going to hit his pitch limit in the second inning.

Fred's Brim said...

good lord what was that?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre would have limped to pick that one up

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Dusty Baker said...

Here's Tony Jackson's take on 'Dre:

http://tinyurl.com/3fgrwbr

Fred's Brim said...

let's get two runs back

Fred's Brim said...

that's a nice start!

Dusty Baker said...

TGJr standing triple!

Dusty Baker said...

Got one back! Right on, boys!

Fred's Brim said...

right on, there's one

Fred's Brim said...

from the article, what does this mean: "the condition from which he is suffering is one in which a loose piece of skin inside his knee often gets trapped beneath his kneecap, causing pain"?

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers just announced that Jaime Jarrin is returning to voice the Dodgers Spanish game calling next season. Another one of the best.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Aaron, just a single

Fred's Brim said...

or take the walk and let Rod fly out

Dusty Baker said...

I just realized I haven't taken in a game from the LFP yet this season. I need to fix that soon.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Trayvon is now batting for the Mariners.

Dusty Baker said...

If you lose, no beer?

If you win, only one beer?

[relating to the story Vin is telling]

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

And he grounds out 3-1.

Dusty Baker said...

Campy: "Ice that beer!"

That should be a new SoSG battle cry.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Nate

Fred's Brim said...

Let's get two runs back

Dusty Baker said...

that wasn't strike 3 on Carroll? That's a "It's hot as fuck out here in this umpire gear" call.

Fred's Brim said...

I feel uncomfortable hearing Vin say "Hello Kitty"

Fred's Brim said...

way to work the walk, Nate

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Mrs Dusty just turned to me and asked if Vin didn't say "Hell Kitty" a little strangely, like a child molester might.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Nate.

Damn, if Trent had just made that catch in the first...

Fernie V said...

Hey mrs. Baker watch your mouth.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Hell Kitty? Isn't that like Catbert?

Fred's Brim said...

get him home, Matty!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Matty, take your time with this chump

Fred's Brim said...

"Hello Kitty" and "Beast Mode" from Vin today

Fred's Brim said...

@DB - it definitely sounded odd, maybe a "I can't believe I have to read these crappy promotion pieces" tone

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, FJ!

Now let's get him home!

Dusty Baker said...

JLo continues to wear out the Rockies.

cc: Karina

Fred's Brim said...

take a pitch, Rod

Spank Horst said...

Bases loaded two out tied at one bottom of sixth LLWS

Dusty Baker said...

My patience grows thin for these truck and beer commercials with a gruff, deep-throated cowboy type telling me in need to purchase certain products. It makes me far less likely to do so. For those who are attracted to this marketing, methinks they are probably already drinking Coors Light and driving Chevrolet trucks.

Spank Horst said...

That's a wrap. U.S. wins.

Dusty Baker said...

I thought THIS game was the LLWS.
#MSBs #Miles #Carroll

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny announcing Jarrin coming back. Strong.

Josh S. said...

So, to recap, things mentioned by Vin today:

-Beast Mode
-Hello Kitty
-Star Wars
-Beer
-Mexcellence

Josh S. said...

@DB 2:22

Karina can't hear you. She's still shooting that movie where James Boney is wearing out some girl's Rockies.

Dusty Baker said...

I mention four of those five on a daily basis myself.

Dusty Baker said...

"Dick Honeybutt"

Dusty Baker said...

I just said a bunch of rude stuff about US beating Japan in the LLWS. Which prompted Mrs Dusty to ponder the rudest thing I've said all year. Lots of material there to consider. "Suck it, Marta!" was one of my fans this year (calendar, not fiscal).

Fred's Brim said...

get it down, Nate

Spank Horst said...

Andre Ethier is the new Mike Marshall(not the pitcher).

Spank Horst said...

100!

Spank Horst said...

Damm Cargo

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck you Carlos Gonzalez! I want someone to stick a plunger up your ass sideways. Asshole.

Fred's Brim said...

damndamndamn

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

eat a D sandwich

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO

Spank Horst said...

Sit down,Culo!

Dusty Baker said...

Culo...wish I would have thought of that a long time ago.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

We ain't winning this one.

Spank Horst said...

I blame that run on Dre's knee.

Dusty Baker said...

[insert postive, keep-the-faith comment here]

cc: Karina

Dusty Baker said...

7-2

[insert profane, reality-based comment here]

cc: self

Fred's Brim said...

I had faith until Gonzalez's catch

this is the last time I say CarGo. I choose not to call him by his dumb nickname

Spank Horst said...

Men at Work.

Spank Horst said...

Suck it Marta!

Dusty Baker said...

Dylan Hernandez just Tweeted the Jarrin news, which is about 90 minutes after everyone else on earth had received it.

Spank Horst said...

I'm out this bitch!

Spank Horst said...

Dylan. Lol

Dusty Baker said...

We still have four more innings of this shite?

Steve Sax said...

GS Velez, right here

Dusty Baker said...

I'm too cynical to point out the rancho here.

Fred's Brim said...

the double play would have been more appropriate

Steve Sax said...

That is the best possible outcome for a Velez AB, a non-hit non-DP RBI

Dusty Baker said...

1-28 w/ an RBI for Velez. He's starting to pick up!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Eugenio-for-28

Dusty Baker said...

7-4. We're whittling away.

Steve Sax said...

(I know non-DP RBI is redundant)

Fred's Brim said...

stop teasing us!!!

Steve Sax said...

That Velez shot was not a hit

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, not a hit. Fielder's Choice at least plus the throw pulled 1Boff the bag.

Fred's Brim said...

heh "down and dirty"

Dusty Baker said...

We still have three more innings of this shite?

Fred's Brim said...

Matty steals another

Dusty Baker said...

Let's call this one 2-0.

We still in this!

Fred's Brim said...

1-0!

Dusty Baker said...

Don't fuck it up, McDougal.

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn Astros bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

I can't believe I would ever miss Dre playing in right field

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Mac

Fred's Brim said...

is Dre available to pinch hit here?

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Casey!

Orlando Zepeda said...

rally cap time boys

Dusty Baker said...

@OZ

All set on the trash can icons. Thanks for that!

Dusty Baker said...

145

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

146

Orlando Zepeda said...

@Dusty
adobe illustrator is a beautiful thing

a win today would be even better

Fred's Brim said...

OK now let's give up 2 runs to kill any hope we have

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp, Loney, and Miles to get this thing won.

Fred's Brim said...

Stros bullpen finally comes though, Gnats lose another game in the standings to the Snakes

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats lose! D-bags win!

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

wow it is mega empty at the stadium right now

Dusty Baker said...

Some juvenile ABs in this last inning. Look at a team like Yankmes or Red Sox and how they'd handle ABs in this situation. We look like amateurs.

Fred's Brim said...

what a tease

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZE is the answer.

Fred's Brim said...

Where should Sellers play next year? Is there even a place for him on the roster?
Dee at SS
Gotta figure they will resign Miles because he's so gritty and cheap.
Would Ackbar be too expensive to resign?
Casey will be gone and Sellers can play 3rd I think, but I'd rather have a real 3B there

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

He should get some looks at second next season after battling Gordon for SS. Miles would revert to more of the role originally envisioned, which was to fill in, be gritty and MSB, etc.

Fernie V said...

Loney is that good looking girl that could be hot. Just when I give up on her she shows up looking smoking hot. Then I start to warm up to her she gets nasty.

Josh S. said...

I wish I could say I was bummed about the game, but I spent the end of it floating in a pool with a Sam Adams Octoberfest in hand and now I have a G&T being fixed for me.

Cc: DB

Fernie V said...

Hmm octoberfest hmmm

Steve Sax said...

please look for our flare gun

Orel and I are too dehydrated to move from our field-evel seats, we're still stuck (to the seat) here

Dusty Baker said...

You're living the Dusty dream, Josh!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

(turns hose on)

Dusty Baker said...

Andruw Jones pogbadge

(cries)

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I ain't saying James Loney has manifested himself into the slugger we all thought he would someday be, but he looks like a changed hitter in the box. I don't know what to make of it... He actually likes a hitter!!!

When I coached my daughters team last year I used to psych the girls up and tell them "c'mon look like a hitter!" it always worked, their confidence would skyrocket.

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up

i am still really dehydrated