Monday, September 05, 2011

Game 140 Thread: Sept. 5 @ Nationals, 10a

Hiroki Kuroda (11-14, 3.03) vs. John Lannan (8-11, 3.54).

Weekday holiday morning baseball! If the Dodger offense is still in compensation mode for its complete lack of run support for Kuroda for most of the season, expect them to provide him with a bundle to play with today (they've scored 32 runs in his past four starts). Despite yesterday's walkoff loss to the Braves, the Dodgers are still on a (bread) roll and 32/37 man Matt Kemp remains a bacon of hope. I mean beacon. Sorry, haven't had breakfast yet.

photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images

79 comments:

Josh S. said...

Over/under on the number of times Charley Steiner says "Yoko Ono" when referencing John Lannan is set at 11.

Place your bets.

Steve Sax said...

Not when we take Lannan out in the second inning!

You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one.

Dusty Baker said...

Gordon SS
Carroll 2B
Kemp CF
Rivera RF
Miles 3B
Mitchell 1B
Gwynn LF
Ellis C
Kuroda P

Dusty Baker said...

Why is Steve Lyons wearing the colors of our opponent today?

Dusty Baker said...

Imagine if we actually finish above .500.

Dusty Baker said...

Strasburg looks like an elf, according to Mrs Dusty-in-law.

Dusty Baker said...

Roll call - where my dawgs at?

Dusty Baker said...

Kid K is fired up! And pregnant, apparently.

Dusty Baker said...

BULLSHIT! Horrible umpiring - two of those "strikes" were not.

Dusty Baker said...

Mini Sirloin Double

Dusty Baker said...

Early run!

Orel said...

Hola, Dusty!

Dusty Baker said...

Yo, Orel!

Orel said...

Is Strasburg still scheduled to start tomorrow?

Dusty Baker said...

Yes, but will only pitch 4 innings.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, I will be driving but listening on the dodgers radio network...

Jason said...

Just settled into my seats at the game in DC. Sitting 2 rows behind 3rd base.

Dusty Baker said...

Ted Lilly is pitching today?

Jason said...

That one was no doubt
Steiner called pop-up I bet
Fuck Victorino

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Jason,haikuing live from the Yard!

Dusty Baker said...

It's 0-0.

Dusty Baker said...

Two-strike HR - again.

Jason, you're bad luck!

Orel said...

Chef Kuroda serving 'em up.

Orel said...

Jason, are you wearing Dodgers gear?

Dusty Baker said...

Are you drunk yet, Jason?

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Jason tries haikus
But Kuroda gets hit hard
and Dusty drinks up

Dusty Baker said...

That pretty much sums it up, Assassin.

Dusty Baker said...

This happened bc of Lyons' color scheme.

Orel said...

The other day Charley did this: "...and it's a home run! A home run! No — it was caught."

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Steiner needs new contact lenses or Lasik surgery. How can he screw up so many calls? And it's not a niggling complaint, either. The moment is lost if the call is not made correctly at first when one is listening to a sporting event live.

Dusty Baker said...

Helluva catch by TGJr!

Jason said...

Dodger gear: yes
Drunk: almost

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Recommend those 28 degree-cooled Miller Lite aluminum bottles to beat the heat.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)


Just for the record.

Jason said...

Sticking to the Sam Adams drafts for them moment, Dusty. May with as weather/beer availability conditions warrant.

Dusty Baker said...

Do they have Sam Okt on yet?

Jason said...

Not at the yard, just Boston Lager.

Steve Sax said...

I am concerned with Jason's attendance at SoSG Fest, as it appears to be correlated with Dodgers road losses

Steve Sax said...

Yank-mes and Os, 8-8 in the top of the fifth

Too much offense

Steve Sax said...

Double double (animal style) consumed. Getting back on the road...

Jason said...

At I was at two wins in Cincinnati. Pending today's and tomorrow's outcomes, I am a wash as a jinx at worst.

Fernie V said...

I'm a sam adams beer man, but those cold Miller Lite's good down good.

rbnlaw said...

I don't like having these morning games. Oh wait, it's after 12.

Beer me!

Orel said...

Fat Tire.

Fernie V said...

good down good, it is 2:00 in my city,
I meant go down good.

Fernie V said...

Sax, that a double double with fries animal style, or am I going to have to try the double double animal style.

Fernie V said...

Is it me or are these guys hungover. They must of gone to an awesome strip club in Atlanta.

Spank Horst said...

Bye,Bye playoff hopes.

Fernie V said...

Loney time?

Fernie V said...

They need to cut another guy so these guys can start playing.

Dusty Baker said...

They do seem hungover, FV.

It's weird that I'm not and they are. Whoooooaaaa....

Steve Sax said...

@Fernie V: my double double was animal style; I got my fries straight up

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, 7-2 loss. This one is on Jason (kidding)

Spank Horst said...

I still javen't tried animal style fries.

Dusty Baker said...

Have you tried them now, Spank?

Dusty Baker said...

Just noted this gem of a statement from yesterday's GT:

"I just spent the better part of 2 hours plunking every Giants batter that came to the plate in MLB The Show 11." -- Josh S.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Or some thread from yesterday

Dusty Baker said...

145 badges. I'm like Colorado closing out a season (not this season, but historically).

Steve Sax said...

That's one thing I like about the mlb.com badges thing: you can join late and totally rock the badge collection, where as if you've "played" for a while it can be a slow (but still fulfilling) grind.

Now, if one could TRADE for other badges--that would be very cool.

Steve Sax said...

By the way, I made it home. Pizza delivery en route. I'm happy.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Sax, you had In N Out for lunch and will have pizza for dinner? Lucky man you are. Jealous.

Steve Sax said...

SF actually won a game (against the Padres)

but it doesn't matter, as Arizona did too (against the Rockies)

Steve Sax said...

@DB: I think you've still had more beer than me today, so you're in the lead

Steve Sax said...

Maybe I should just start a "what is Sax eating right now" blog and post that news on that blog.

rbnlaw said...

Sax stole the words out of my mouth. . .along with the pizza.

Steve Sax said...

still stuck on 363 badges

Steve Sax said...

Former Dodger Derek Lowe gets pounded, Phils beat Braves 9-0

Dusty Baker said...

Only one beer all day, actually.

#ShittyDay

Steve Sax said...

Trayvon Robinson just stole his first base of the year, against the Angels in the sixth inning.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: You think that's shitty? Talk to Derek Lowe

Dusty Baker said...

Let me up the shittiness:

I have to put my cat of 15 years down tomorrow.

So it's a somber time, not a time for beer. But never quote me on that.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@DB Sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure you have tons of good memories that will keep his spirit alive.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, DBT. That's absolutely right.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: Sorry about your cat. Ugh.

Go have a beer on me.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I shudder a bit to even bring this up, since I know this isn't anywhere near the orbit of your impending loss (but has happened on the same day so I'm going to go out on a limb here)...

...we returned from our trip to find my daughter's fish had died. He was looking sickly before we left. My daughter is very young, so it was pretty traumatic to her: she cried behind the door of her room for about a half-hour, and really felt awful the rest of the day. In fact, my offer to buy her a new fish was met with even more tears, since she doesn't think she fit to care for fish now ("Even though I try, I end up wasting fish", she said). Yikes.

I didn't really care that much about the fish myself but I have to say now I'm freaked out about graduating to a four-footed animal. Holy smokes, this was for a fish! I can't fathom what the loss of a dog or cat must be like.

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit. I hope this silence doesn't mean I've pissed off Dusty.

Spank Horst said...

Sorry bout your gatito,White Chocolate. I had to put my two dogs down within a year of each other a long while ago so I know what's up. It's a tough decision but it's for the best. Like DBT said,Remember the good times.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Man, that's a great reminder for me why I don't have kids. I can't imagine having to try to help sort through those feelings for a wee lass.

(consoles Mrs Dusty)