Saturday, September 03, 2011

Game 138 Thread: Sept 3 @ Braves, 4p

Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 3.46) vs. Mike Minor (4-2, 4.37)

Well, Nathan, this is it. Today will be your last start of the year (given your innings limit--you're at 26.0 IP going into today's game--and the rest of the year will be bullpen work for you). Given that your last start, a loss against the Rockies, was the only time you had given up more than two ER in a game, as well as your shortest outing (not to mention the Dodgers' only loss in our last 11 games), I'm sure you have a lot of pressure to make this last outing a great start.

We'll be watching, of course; and hoping that your opponent (making his first start in ten days) doesn't get any Minor miracles today. Let's take this five-game win streak to six, Nate!

118 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Badges working now.

First beer down the hatch.

College football is on.

Dog park filled with lots of people wearing Dodgers gear, hopeful and sticking with our Boys in Blue.

BBQ chicken on the grill tonight.

Work Blackberry buried in the back room.

Bring it on!

Dusty Baker said...

LA Times sports section on opening day for both local college football teams: 9 pages.

Fernie V said...

DB your dog never gies on attack mode and just start fighting with the other dogs.

Fernie V said...

Got ribeye and sausage on the grill and moms chili con queso, damn right it is going to be a good day.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

@FV - That's actually what Dusty does.

Dusty Baker said...

Hells yeah on some chili con queso.

Spank Horst said...

UCLA BISHES!

Spank Horst said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

BISHES, BISHES!

(lies)

Spank Horst said...

Chile Relleno

Dusty Baker said...

Slow day for badges. And for the Dodgers to release their starting lineup.

Fernie V said...

Good I am away from my computer and Only started three games on gameday For those stinkin badges.

Josh S. said...

Chillin' poolside. One beer down, more to come. Chicken and carne asada marinated and waiting to be tossed on the grill for the whole fam to grub on.

Now, if only I lived here.

Dusty Baker said...

You is set up, Josh. I need to send Mrs Dusty out for some suppliez.

Dusty Baker said...

You can pick of the Casey Blake badge toda....


(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

J Sellers SS
J Loney 1B
M Kemp CF
J Rivera RF
R Mitchell 3B
T Gwynn LF
A Ellis C
J Carroll 2B
N Eovaldi P

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Eri-FUCK YOU!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I love how confident Sellers is at the plate despite being a rookie.

Dusty Baker said...

We got some good wood on some balls in the top of first. We can get to this punk.

I said wood and balls.

Dusty Baker said...

Touchdown, Arkansas!

Oh,wrong GT.

Dusty Baker said...

AJ Ellis goes Yard!

1-0 to the Blue Men Group.

Dusty Baker said...

Where my dawgs at?

Dusty Baker said...

Uggla jsut crushed that one. You knew it was a HR before he even started to swing. They should have just given him a free HR as soon as the ball left Nathan E's hand.

Well, I guess they did.

Dusty Baker said...

JLo drops one in along the 1B line on a broken-bat hit for a double. He continues to confound the front office and their upcoming decision on what to do with him next year.

Dusty Baker said...

OT: Yep, just checked. Wilson Betemit is still shite.

Dusty Baker said...

20-0 Hogs going into the 2nd qtr.

#WPS

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@DB JLo continues to confound fans too. I had all but given up on him... Damn now what?

Dusty Baker said...

I had already sent him to the rendering plant.

He's a riddle, alright.

Spank Horst said...

Fuck Loney! Trade the mofo.

Fuck KCAL,tambien.

Dusty Baker said...

And fuck Shane Victorino!

Fred's Brim said...

woop woop! howdy yall!

Fred's Brim said...

Watching Duke-Richmond on ESPN 3 and Los Doyers on Gameday. I am pretty sure the Dodgers could tackle better than Duke

Fred's Brim said...

and Redbulls and vodkas for me tonight. OK that's it for checking in

Fred's Brim said...

DB what are the Hawgs' chances this year? Are they the best in the west if the LSU suspensions knock them back?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

We would have had a really good shot at being right up there but lost both featured backs to injury before the season started.

Defense is solid, QB may even be better than Mallett, but might not have quite enough horses.

Fred's Brim said...

Dodgers on MLB.tv now - two streaming live video feeds kicking at once - this should be interesting

Fred's Brim said...

Sociology major? An athlete major if there ever was one

Fred's Brim said...

good effort, Nate, you'll be better next time

Fred's Brim said...

@DB you never know what kids emerge from the lower classes. If you have a good o-line, you may find someone who works

Fred's Brim said...

that was nasty, not sure if it was a strike

couldn't have hit it anyway

Dusty Baker said...

True, FB. Just don't know if that will be enough to live up to what once a couple months ago promised to be one of best seasons in awhile.

Of course, I can't complain about last season other than Ohio State cheating.

Fred's Brim said...

who in the east will you have to play? Do you get Bama or SC at home?

Josh S. said...

Ellis homered? Sweet. I'm becoming more and more comfortable with him and Peter Serafinowicz being our platoon catchers next year.

Dusty Baker said...

@Bama
Home vs Auburn
Home vs SC
@LSU

Dusty Baker said...

45

Josh S. said...

I'm ok with Rowdy Roddy too.

Fred's Brim said...

me too, Josh

Fred's Brim said...

I would rather lose with Rod than also probably lose with chumps like AJ Pierzynski

Dusty Baker said...

Completely agree with you guys re Rod.

Also want Barajas back.

Dusty Baker said...

Touchdown, Arkansas! 36-0.

Dusty Baker said...

37-0

#WPS

#SEC

Dusty Baker said...

Craig Counsell home run whaaat?

Fred's Brim said...

*stands up and claps for Nate*
Thank you for the last few weeks - I look forward to seeing you again next year

Dusty Baker said...

Hear, hear, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Fucking Adams!

Don't sleep on this guy. 2 punt returns on the day.

#WPS

Fred's Brim said...

Cousin Joe!

Dusty Baker said...

You guys are two peas in a pod, FB. I can see the family resemblance.

Fred's Brim said...

big Ks from Kenley!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB Sam Adams from A&M, the Seahawks and Bills is my uncle

Fred's Brim said...

Sellers may never be good-good, but I am fine as long as he's no Theriot or Urine

Dusty Baker said...

Loney gets the bunt down. Dee Gordon at second. 1 out. Let's get the go-ahead run.

Dusty Baker said...

IBB to Kemp. Two on.

Fred's Brim said...

ok time for Juan to come through again

Dusty Baker said...

51-7 Arkansas

cc: P Ditty, Small Sample Size

Dusty Baker said...

WTF was he swinging at?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

That Kimbrel guy is pretty good...

Fred's Brim said...

Duke football, ladies and gentlemen

Fred's Brim said...

HCK was great last night. This should be bad...

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn ump, that was a strike to Sellers

Dusty Baker said...

He licks his bat after a foul ball?

Fred's Brim said...

Does it look to you guys like HCK has the nasty stuff again?

Fred's Brim said...

@DB, he had some ribs removed so he could do that

Dusty Baker said...

I think those ribs are on Spanky's grill about right now.

Fred's Brim said...

be careful Spank, they'll cook faster than you think

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Mac, finish this off

Fred's Brim said...

I am offended by the Tomahawk Chop, not because it is racially insensitive, but because it is lame

Dusty Baker said...

What's worse, the tomahawk chop and chant or the 7,398th time the USC band plays that little fight song after a minor play?

Fred's Brim said...

nasty!
lets win this in extras!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB - who plays their wackass song more, USC or Oklahoma? Somebody should really study that

Dusty Baker said...

GOD DAMMIT I jsut accidentally got a Lincecum badge. Fuck him. Just fuck him.

Dusty Baker said...

Blessedly I don't have to watch 12 Oklahoma games/yr so I can't say for sure.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly, 2-base single for Dee!

Dusty Baker said...

That was sick, Dee!

Dusty Baker said...

Loney w 2 sac bunts - successfully!

Fred's Brim said...

good bunt, James

you should have been swinging, but that's not your fault

Fred's Brim said...

get him home, Juan!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Dee and Juan!

Dusty Baker said...

(makes sweet, sweet love to dee gordon)

2-1

Dusty Baker said...

Props to Juan! Love this guy's effort.

Fred's Brim said...

oh Matty

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp, how can you be so good but keep getting picked off like a little bitch?

Dusty Baker said...

Walk-off win for Nats

Dusty Baker said...

(makes one down signal to outfield)

Fred's Brim said...

this ump is no good

Ryan said...

It's official. I have playoff hope.

We're 2 games below .500 and 11 in our last 12 (after a win tonight). We have 12 games against the Giants and Dbacks in September and we trail the leader by 10.5 games. We also get the Nats, Pirates, and Pads in September.

Oh, and I failed to mention that we have the Cy Young and MVP on the field.

For the first time since May...I HAVE HOPE!!!

Fred's Brim said...

JAVY!

Dusty Baker said...

Big Blue rocks the house!

Fred's Brim said...

I don't want to say it, but what the hell is up with this team?

Mr. Customer said...

*crashes party*

Fred's Brim said...

100

Dusty Baker said...

Way to keep hope alive, Ryan!

Fred's Brim said...

*pours beer on Mr C's head*
yo man! Welcome to the party!

Dusty Baker said...

(dry humps Mr. C)

Fred's Brim said...

*wet humps Ryan*

Steve Sax said...

There's lot of humping in this thread. Better get the PGT up fast

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, give me another minute or so, I am almost there

Spank Horst said...

The pressure is off. That's what's up. Too late,mofo's.

Fred's Brim said...

I agree, Spank.
How did Constanza's ribs come out?

Spank Horst said...

@ FB

Robs came out great. I thought Jew's don't eat pork.

Steve Sax said...

PGT, pecked out on my iPhone, is up

Fernie V said...

I am with Ryan's Hope, wasn't that a, never mind. But I also agree with Spank we have guys that can only produce when the pressure is off.

Can we sweep the snakes in all six games? Can we get help and make up 5 games with 18 games left (w/o snakes six games). I hope so, lets just say I am looking at flights to Arizona baby.

Fernie V said...

$139 to fly out Wednesday, watch us clinch on the final day. Fly home the next morning to get to work, hungover, the next day. Hell yeah, I got hope.

Fernie V said...

How do I do this without my wife finding out. She is due two weeks after that Wednesday clinching game.

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank, George Costanza was Italian somehow, never really understood that. Fun Jews will eat pork, trust me on that

Spank Horst said...

@ FB

That was the pool table episode with the Maestro when Kramer jacked up his conductor baton. I think?

Spank Horst said...

@ FV

Congrats on your addition to the children of the corn.

Dusty Baker said...

There's some funny shit at the end of this thread. I like the recognition of "Fun Jews" as opposed to the other, what, "Boring Jews"? Interesting concept.

Dusty Baker said...

@FV

You can pull it off. She'll never notice a thing. Do it!