Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Game 141 Thread: Sept. 6 @ Nats, 4p

Ted Lilly (9-13, 4.39) vs. Stephen Strasburg (0-0, -.--).

Stephen Strasburg! Stephen Strasburg! STEPHEN STRASBURG! It's been a Strasburgless year since he underwent Tommy John surgery on September 3, 2010. And who does he get upon his return to the majors? The hapless Dodgers — at least it probably looked that way when the Nationals were scheduling his return. Did you know the Dodgers haven't been shut out in their past twenty games? Not a big deal for most teams, but significant for this offensively challenged team. Now, who's looking forward to Kemp vs. Strasburg?

190 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Who is pitching today?

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, that's right. Jeter is pitching.

Dusty Baker said...

Gordon 6
Loney 3
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Ethier 9
Miles 5
Barajas 2
Sellers 4
Liily 1

Dusty Baker said...

^ Courtesy of Dylan Hernandez, who took enough time out of his Hank Schulman schtick to impart some actual knowledge via the Twitters.

Neeebs said...

Weatherman says that this game is- as Greg Kihn once said-"In Jeopardy."

Dusty Baker said...

A Nats beat writer I follow on the Twitters just said there was not much of a clear window to get the game in b/c of ~100% chance of rain.

Can EK make a puzzle up real quick if we don't get the game in?

Dusty Baker said...

From same writer:

"If this game is rained out - and it has not been yet - they'd play a split doubleheader tomorrow and Strasburg would go at 1 pm. "

Dusty Baker said...

^ Amanda Comak, to give credit where it is due.

Jason said...

It's not raining here at the moment buy it doesn't look good to get the game in. I fly out in the morning so they better get a few innings in tonight so I can tell my grandkids about the time I saw Matt Kemp hit a 500 foot home run off of Strasburg.

Oh, and I ran into Tony Gwynn, Jr. at the bar last night and got him good and drunk to make sure he was not in the starting lineup tonight. You're welcome.

Dusty Baker said...

TGJr posted on his blog "Oh, and I ran into SoSG Jason at the bar last night and got him good and drunk to make sure he was feeling too hungover to point out my inadequacies in the GT tonight. You're welcome."

Josh S. said...

Hi Stephen!

Remember when I predicted you'd get schooled by Delwyn Young?

That was awesome.

Steve Sax said...

SoSG just posted on its blog: "Tony Gwynn Jr. and SoSG Jason are both still at the same bar. The scene looks a lot like the first Karen Allen scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Steve Sax said...

Steven Strasburg has a head that's smaller than a baseball

QuadSevens said...

Even though I'm an SDSU alum, I'm hoping to see Matt Kemp hit a ball out of the stadium against Strasburg.

Josh S. said...

Strasburg homers off Lilly.

Book it.

Dusty Baker said...

With Jason as Karen Allen's character.

Dusty Baker said...

Still no lineup cards from Nats yet? Still can't figure out who's pitching, even after having watched MLB Network for the last hour and a half.

Fernie V said...

64 badges biotches, in 4-6 days.

Dusty Baker said...

Dee Gordon is taking this next pitch out of the Yard.

Dusty Baker said...

Good work, FV.

I was half right re Gordon.

Fernie V said...

Has anyone noticed that since we changed out avatars for the Assassins circle. We have been winning. I wonder who holds the magic avatar.

MR.F said...

Well, it's definitely not me.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. F is the most consistent avatarian there is.

Mr. Customer said...

Nor I

Alex Cora said...

Hey Legolas is pitching!

Jason said...

Lilly with more strikeouts than Strasburg.

And the Nats first base coach is checking out girls in the stands in between pitches.

Dusty Baker said...

Let Teddy win!

[Lilly, not Roosevelt}

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Ever since I won, the Dodgers have won too.

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly giving up a HR in 3...2...1

Steve Sax said...

leadoff dee gordon double --> STRANDED

nice job, dodgers

Jason said...

Wind is blowing in from center tonight which should help Lilly.

Jason said...

Place is empty, by the way. 60% are here to see Strasburg. The rest are Dodger fans.

Steve Sax said...

Say hello to the three other Dodger fans there, Jason

Steve Sax said...

Or is that just ONE other Dodger fan there?

QuadSevens said...

So much for that sellout crowd they were expecting. Scared away by a little rain.

Dusty Baker said...

Just read that one of the two guys who ran onto the field to congratulate Hank Aaron on his HR record has died. That is one of the most iconic sports moments we have, in my opinion.

Dusty Baker said...

99 MPH just then from Lill----er, Strasburg.

Fred's Brim said...

Stasburg looks like a ginger aye aye

Fred's Brim said...

Buy 2 Nats season tickets, get 2 free. You also get tickets for the remainder of 2011

Dusty Baker said...

jesus christ, FB. that link needed a warning. looks like something spanky woke up next to sunday morning.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 4.39p: Rick Monday would argue that it's not as iconic as his saving the flag from being burnt on the field. Has he ever told you that story?

Fred's Brim said...

Dre looked like Bobby Abreau on that

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Jason, your luck has run out, time to get out of there

Steve Sax said...

gotta go, dudes

Steve Sax said...

Jason you are cursing the Dodgers

the only way to rectify this is to start streaking on the field, stat

Fred's Brim said...

@DB and then Spank cooked that sucker up on the grill

Dusty Baker said...

where are you sitting, jason?

Fred's Brim said...

I hate the end of summer, especially when it ends right on cue. Labor Day grills are still warm yet the fans in Washington are wearing fall jackets. Worse than that was our summer ended June 18th

Fred's Brim said...

we look our worst when Lilly is pitching

Jason said...

@Dusty

I'm 5 rows back just past the tarp on the 1st base side.

Prepping my streak now...

Dusty Baker said...

we look our worst when Strasburg is pitching.

Dusty Baker said...

can't wait to hear about your experience in DC when you show up at SoSG Fest II: Weiner Gobbling

Fred's Brim said...

From the Nats announcers: "Serious jammage"

Fred's Brim said...

AC is a Nat?

Fred's Brim said...

three more outs and we're into the bullpen

Steve Sax said...

Pray for rain

Fred's Brim said...

no chance at all

Fred's Brim said...

Sorry DB, but eff the Nats and their Teddy-can-never-win policy

Dusty Baker said...

Teddy almost won that time! He would have gotten away with it it would wouldn't have been for that meddling fox mascot thingy.

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday on Strasburg: "For him to come back and have a) the velocity, and 2) the command,..."

Dusty Baker said...

(secretly happy for Strasburg)

Now let's pin 12 runs on 'em.

Steve Sax said...

still down 3-0

Steve Sax said...

Lilly's night is over. 5.0 IP, 9 Ks, but only in line for the loss

Steve Sax said...

unless the dodgers score 4+ here, that is

Steve Sax said...

whatcha got, FJL (two on, none out)

Fred's Brim said...

Loney missed one there

Steve Sax said...

FJL's fouling 'em off

Steve Sax said...

FJL Ks. There you have it.

Steve Sax said...

ATL-PHI, just getting underway

Fred's Brim said...

If I was this kid, I would "accidentally" throw a wild pitch so they'll let me walk Matty

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp's gonna hit a five-run HR right here

Josh S. said...

At Bat for iPhone comes correct with the dope graphics.

No badge collection, though.

Fred's Brim said...

oh no, Ankiel. He'll hit two five-run homers against us later

Josh S. said...

A run!

Fred's Brim said...

pea cock

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho rancho!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Dre, get into one

Fred's Brim said...

this ump isn't very good

Fred's Brim said...

ball 4, Dre

Dusty Baker said...

Dre Day!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dre.
You are a lucky mofo, Lilly

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Deluxe!

Jason said...

So, where was the game plan of "run up Strasburg's pitch count to get him out of the game?"

Fred's Brim said...

do what you do, Rod: hit a fly ball

Fred's Brim said...

rats - that would have been a run

Steve Sax said...

holy smokes, we got a game here

MR.F said...

Wotchale! We can do this!

Fred's Brim said...

maybe that's what you do

Fred's Brim said...

catch that, Dee

Dusty Baker said...

90

Fred's Brim said...

here it comes
2R HR, book it

Jason said...

Kuo in to throw one pitch before being lifted for a pinch hitter.

Jason said...

Kuo is bouncing his warm-up tosses

Fred's Brim said...

oh it's HCK

He's been more electric lately - let's see how he is tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Yes, the Lincoln Memorial is beautiful lit up at night. You know what else is? Me.

Fred's Brim said...

Ankiel looks like a sweaty Juggalo with that beard

MR.F said...

Yes, the Lincoln Memorial is beautiful lit up at night. You know what else is? Washington Nationals relief pitchers.

Fred's Brim said...

HCK's got that hop back. I hope that's a sign of things to come

Fred's Brim said...

well played, Mr F

MR.F said...

Yay! K!

Dusty Baker said...

I started to play it that way but opted for the me lit up angle. But well played, Mr. F.

MR.F said...

I play it as it lays.

Dusty Baker said...

^lies

Dusty Baker said...

(kidding)

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Anybody have a good way to follow & comment on iphone? Safari & Opera arent cutting it. Is there a better way?

Steve Sax said...

rain delay suuuuuuucks

(says the guy who was praying for rain a while ago)

Steve Sax said...

Jason, keep your powder dry

Steve Sax said...

so to speak

Dusty Baker said...

I'm bored. Spanky, do something rude and or illegal.

Steve Sax said...

Jason, now would be a good time to pretend like you're part of the tarp crew

Steve Sax said...

Your rain delay question for debate:

When people look back on musical history, how will they explain Phil Collins?

Explain.

Dusty Baker said...

Phil Collins? Good question.

(prays for a break in the rain, quickly)

Fred's Brim said...

@Jason are they still serving during the delay?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, as Phil the Shil?

Dusty Baker said...

Very relevant question, FB.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

How did the fish conversation go with your lass?

Jason said...

Beer stands are still open, I am happy to report.

Dusty Baker said...

I am happy to receive that news, Jason.

Jason said...

Beer stands are now closed, I am sorry to report.

Fred's Brim said...

So what bar are you going to now?

Steve Sax said...

She still doesn't want to get a new fish, but she's not grieving anymore, which is good. She was in largely good spirits today.

Dusty, how are you and the fam with regards to your cat?

Fred's Brim said...

woop we're back!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Thanks for asking. Not in good spirits tonight, sad to report. Mrs Dusty is just moping around the house. It's weird/heart-breaking to see the other cat and the dog react to the deceased cat's not being there.

I think I'm going to have some Jack and conjure up some fond memories.

Jason said...

@FB

I'm trying to get TGJr's attention so we can decide.

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera with a single, Tony Hangover Jr in to pinch run

Fred's Brim said...

And he steals second with one out!

Dusty Baker said...

And good to hear your girl is hanging in there.

Fish are so volatile - asking for an instant lesson in death when you go down that road.

Dusty Baker said...

And he stupidly tries to go for third. 2 outs.

Fred's Brim said...

and gets thrown out at third kemply

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

this guy reminds me of Antonio Osuna, but he needs the stash to grow in some more

Fred's Brim said...

fucking throw out

Fred's Brim said...

Jason, yell out "S O S G" as loud as you can. we'll be able to hear it on the broadcast

Fred's Brim said...

HOTROD!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

way to make up for the DP

Fernie V said...

holy shit, suck on that strateburger

Dusty Baker said...

I like FB's plan - yell S O S G. Or just say it aloud; we would be able to hear it.

Dusty Baker said...

I might even get ready to make party here in a minute.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Fred's Brim said...

relax, Mike

Fred's Brim said...

christ on a bike, just fucking relax, Mac

Fred's Brim said...

yank him, Donny. He's a mess right now

Dusty Baker said...

If Macdougal fucks this up, I swear I will cut him.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly what a catch!

Fred's Brim said...

Miles would have been running to out to be the cutoff man on that

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I like that Sellers kid.

Steve Sax said...

Vamos, Ramos!

5-3 through seven innings

Fred's Brim said...

nice recovery, Mac!

Fred's Brim said...

of course

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Eugenio-for-30.

Steve Sax said...

whoops, that was "through eight innings"

Fred's Brim said...

keep that feeling, James

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio now 0-for-30, and yet we keep trotting him out there like he was the owner's boytoy.

Wait a minute here...

Jason said...

Anyone hear my "free James Loney" scream right before he doubled?

Steve Sax said...

FJL 2B!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, this new GameDay almost is like the ball is coming right at you

Steve Sax said...

(for the iPhone that is)

Fred's Brim said...

chickens

Fred's Brim said...

@Jason, I rewound it but couldn't hear you over the Nats announcers

Did you yell at Tony that he wasn't in the batters box?

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Rancho Argh-my-knee-endo.

Steve Sax said...

Rancho ardiendo for the guy Jason got drunk last night

Fred's Brim said...

runrunrun!!!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

RUN(Z)

Steve Sax said...

Jason didn't get Gwynn very drunk!

RUNS!

Fred's Brim said...

oh if only Tony hadn't had that extra vodka rocks last night

Steve Sax said...

I am totally confused here. My mistake, hungover guy got thrown out at home.

Jason did, in fact, get Gwynn good and drunk after all.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax does the new iPhone MLB AtBat look like this for you?

Android isn't up to that level yet

Dusty Baker said...

I have officially reached my limit of ever hearing Steve Lyons utter another fucking word.

Fred's Brim said...

Listening to FP Santangelo here. He's not terrible.

Steve Sax said...

javy having a bit of trouble here in the B9

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, jerk

Dusty Baker said...

Just got an Ethier badge. How did I not get one of these all season?

Oh, that's right...he's sucked.

Fred's Brim said...

relax for chrissakes

Fred's Brim said...

shuttup Rick, let Rod talk to him

Fred's Brim said...

that was a gift

Steve Sax said...

that's one

Fred's Brim said...

Oh Javy

Steve Sax said...

this is really not good here, Javy.

Bases juiced for the Nats with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and Michael Morse at the plate as the tying run.

Steve Sax said...

0-2, but I've got a baaaaad feeling about this

Steve Sax said...

GameDay has all three of these pitches right down the frickin' gullet

Be careful, Javy...

Fred's Brim said...

oh man that was nasty
call that shit, ump!

Steve Sax said...

Rox just put a six-spot on AZ in the bottom of the eighth, turning a 3-1 lead into a 7-3 deficit

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Padres tied at three in the bottom of the fourth

Fred's Brim said...

huge punchout!
finish this, Javy!

Steve Sax said...

called strike three to Morse

16th K for the Dodgers tonight

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, it wasn't quite Welch vs Reggie, but the Javy vs Morse matchup was fast fastballs vs crazy hard swings

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy!
I like it - good win!

Ttrap ekam ot emit!

Fred's Brim said...

@Jason, who will you get drunk with tonight?

Fernie V said...

got to love Barajas talking to Guerra at end of the game. Best part is it looks like Javy, we are cool, is listening. Bring him back Nedster.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Go party with the Gwynnster, Jason!

Steve Sax said...

@FB: Welch vs. Reggie. I love it. One of my fondest childhood Dodgers memories (even if the Dodgers didn't win it that year).