Monday, September 12, 2011

Game 146 Thread: Sept. 12 vs. D'backs, 7p

Ted Lilly (9-13, 4.37) vs. Joe Saunders (10-12, 3.88).

The Dodgers did the Diamondbacks a favor by beating up on the Giants, but now it's time to see how the NL West's best teams match up. "Lilly has not allowed more than three runs in eight consecutive starts," MLB.com tells us, but the D'backs have Justin Upton and Chris Young, so expect Lilly to give up a few taters. Hopefully of the solo variety. The Dodgers are 3-1 against Saunders this season, so hopefully 32/38 man Matt Kemp can resume his pursuit of Los Angeles baseball history. Welcome back home, boys!

160 comments:

Josh S. said...

@skinnyswag9 6
@jamesloney_7 3
@TheRealMattKemp 8
Rivera 9
Miles 5
Barajas 2
Sands 7
Carroll 4
Lilly 1

Steve Sax said...

Just landed in places foreign (from an accent perspective anyway). Need my Dodgers cap

Jason said...

At the Stadium. First stop was the top secret urinals. Second stop was the (full price) beer stand.

I may have had that backwards.

Josh S. said...

MEDIOCRE LEFTY BATTLE ENGAGE

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

There are more people on the field for the pre-game ceremony than there are in the stands.

Josh S. said...

I see Jason! He's the only one there!

Josh S. said...

DAMMIT?

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, that's a DAMMIT!.

It's weird, Jason is the only one there but he still has to wait 15 minutes in the beer line. How does that happen?

Jason said...

The wait would have been shorter, but Trevor Ariza and his not inconsiderable entourage were in line in front of me.

Mr. Customer said...

Hell yeah!

Spank Horst said...

Gone,Niekros!

Steve Sax said...

Trevor Ariza? Wouldn't he rather be there for UCLA night?

Steve Sax said...

MATT KEMP HR

DODGERS 1-0

Steve Sax said...

Jason, I hope you at least got to see that.

Josh S. said...

HUMP KEMP

Jason said...

To be take, there are more people here tonight then there were at both games I attended in D.C., combined.

Steve Sax said...

I'm in one of those hotels that makes me wonder what town / city I'm in, it is so pedestrian. Nothing bad, nothing good, just pedestrian.

Steve Sax said...

Juan Rivera: In play, no out

Josh S. said...

I don't know who Chad was talking to there.

Steve Sax said...

Miles Ks to end the first inning. But not until making Saunders throw 22 pitches!

1-0 Dodgers after 1.

Steve Sax said...

Fish and Braves going to extras, tied at 4

Steve Sax said...

Interesting dilemma here.

I'm out of market, so I could potentially pull up the game using a login ID which is different from the one I use to collect badges. But then, my badgetraps won't work.

WHAT TO DO, NEPHEW?

Spank Horst said...

I need time to ponder Saxy's dilemma. A brew,too.

Jason said...

@Sax

Use two browsers. Firefox and Safari, perhaps.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't let badging turn into obsession, Sax. That just wouldn't be good.

(stares at shoes, whistles innocently)

Dusty Baker said...

Why you wanna stay in a mediocre hotel, Sax? Life's too short.

You know what else is too short? Too Short's career.

Jason said...

Got a beer and back in my seat without missing a pitch. This time the celebrity and his entourage (of one) were behind me in line. Suck it, Reiner!

Dusty Baker said...

Jerry Sands showing his power.

Jason said...

If Dee hit that ball it would have been a triple. Of course Dee can't hit a ball that far.

NicJ said...

I love Tom Brady!!

Josh S. said...

Jason lives a charmed life. I rarely see a celebrity not named Don Newcombe among the crowd.

Jason said...

@Josh

Don's here, too. Looking mighty dapper as well.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Josh. I virtually never see any celebrities when I'm there (other than Sax).

Jason said...

I think Bert Blylevin is also here.

Steve Sax said...

Running down to the gym for a quick workout.

Josh S. said...

Don always looks like he owns the place.

Hmmmm...

Josh S. said...

That was the luckiest tag dodge I've ever seen.

Spank Horst said...

I'll take Newcombe over Ariza anyday.

Jason said...

They just did the fan code of conduct film. They used my photo in the "consume alcohol responsibly" segment. Jokes on them, I had to spend the day at a place with free WiFi so I could "work." Naturally, I chose Hooters in Santa Monica where buying two beers an hour paid my rent. I even had the waitress act as my secretary and answer my phone when I got a call from the office.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Wotcherpale'sup, Karina!

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange "gym" you speak of, Sax?

Dusty Baker said...

A fight every play from scrimmage in Raiders game. #Shocker

Dusty Baker said...

45

Spank Horst said...

$50 million medicare claim by the Stow's.

Jason said...

Lilly has a no-hitt...

DAMMIT!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOO

Josh S. said...

And thar goes the no hitter.

Josh S. said...

CONSARNIT!

Steve Sax said...

I'm back!

We're still winning!

Dusty Baker said...

No talking like a grizzled 1890s prospector, Josh!

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, I forgot to ask you Sunday: for your facebook avatar, in front of which field are you standing? (Sorry for the Yoda-speak there.)

Josh S. said...

Dad gum Dusty, git off mah propurtee.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

There's gold in them thar hills!

Jason said...

@Sax

Yankee (the old one)

Steve Sax said...

Lilly badge unlocked!

Jason said...

Just watched security throw two women out of the super pricey all-inclusive seats for being too drunk. Amateurs.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Happy Dave Hansen Day!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers still up 1-0 through five

Not exactly the fireworks Jason was hoping to see...

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 7:37p: not my choice unfortunately. And the locales where I am tonight...there ain't a lot of options.

For food, either.

Steve Sax said...

Bloomquist with a leadoff bloopy single.

Steve Sax said...

No stationery in this hotel room

boooooo

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I'm a bit bloopy myself.

Steve Sax said...

comp wi-fi access

yaaaaaaay

(not that I'm paying)

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Josh S. said...

Ted Lilly badge.
Sean Marshall badge.
Darwin Barney badge.
Uh...Robinson Cano badge!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

I hate these stupid play-by-play guys who root on the players.

HE CAN'T HEAR YOU, JACKASS.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

No stationery? What were you going to do, hand-write notes to friends and family?

#Email

Josh S. said...

HE CAN'T SEA YOU EITHER!

Dusty Baker said...

Cano? I've been badge-trapping all night and I didn't unlock his. I'm getting robbed!

Already had a Lilly, shockingly. Shocking in that I can't believe he's had a decent enough game to merit being badged this season.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

More like "Knowshow" Moreno, amiright, rbnlaw?

Steve Sax said...

Well, this is really not good.

Lilly's game of russian roulette finally ends.

Steve Sax said...

padres just picked up a run to make it 4-2 SF in the top of the sixth

Steve Sax said...

one pitch from guerrier is all it takes to give up the lead to the snakes.

Thanks, Matty G!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 8:55p: Yes, I do like the written letter...

...but I also use it to keep track of my receipts and shit. Oh well.

Dusty Baker said...

First GirlRear pitch: "slider" down the middle to give up a single. 2-1. Hey, the Dbags need this win to keep pressure on Gnats in the division.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

As a man who travels a fair bit and as a fan of technology, you should be using expense-tracking apps to automate this task. Come on, man, it's 2011 - embrace it!

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday is putting words in people's mouths again, this time trying to predict what the home plate umpire is saying after getting hit in the collarbone and having the game stopped.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, wait, they have expense tracking apps? Do tell!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: Wait, it's 2011?

Steve Sax said...

If Guerrier had gone to the police, this would never have happened.

Steve Sax said...

Guerrier, the strike zone is thataway (but not where you served up the Diamondbacks' second RBI)

Steve Sax said...

1-1 count to Roberts with the Ranchos Ardiendoed

Steve Sax said...

Guerrier you suck

Dusty Baker said...

3-1! Bring the pain!

I hear Jason booing GirlRear.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Even when the Raiders are winning, Jason Campbell still sucks.

Jason said...

BOOOOOOOOO!

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Steve Sax said...

Not really sure why the Dodgers are playing that radio commercial with Vin Scully calling a play where Mattingly "takes extra bases away from Dave Parker."

Do we care about Mattinglys' time when he was a Yank-Me?

And if the Dodgers are trying to pump the free Mattingly bobblehead, then won't they be disappointed when they receive a bobblehead of a guy just leaning against a railing?

Jason said...

The bullpen is free to spread that boo around.

Dusty Baker said...

Lilly was looking decent enough compared to this rabble of shite we've trotted out in relief.

Steve Sax said...

what the fuck, elbert.

5-1 Snakes.

Jason said...

New plan: all wild pitches with a 2-1 put out.

Dusty Baker said...

The only way we're going to get out of this inning is by intentionally wild pitching, then trying for a play at the plate.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Josh S. said...

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?!

Steve Sax said...

Well, at least Jason can say he's not watching the Giants make up ground in the NL West race.

Steve Sax said...

thank god

this half-inning is finally over

Steve Sax said...

100

Jason said...

Half the section I'm in is taunting Saunders. The best they've come up with implies he and Neeebs may share a mother.

Saunders gave us all a glare after the at bat.

Steve Sax said...

Padres only trail by a run, top 7 in SF

Josh S. said...

@DB (from earlier):

Those aren't badges I've collected tonight. I was making what the kids call a "reference."

Jason said...

I was at Lilly's last start, too. I recall a come-from-behind victory in that one.

(baits karina)

(resumes drinking games with neighbors)

Jason said...

Dee was safe but the guy yelling "I'll see you in the parking lot" at the umpire is way over the line.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh re badges

Oh, I see. At least two of those badges were offered tonight so I thought you were referring to the present.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Stop yelling that at the ump.

Dusty Baker said...

Rivera is really great at those towering shots that...

...end up in the glove of the left fielder near the warning track.

Josh S. said...

That guy carpooled with the ump.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin running down the list of pitchers used so far (Lilly, Guerrier, Elbert, and now Lindblom...) sounded like he was casting a curse not re-capping the last few innings.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, maybe that guy and the ump are pin traders.

Jason said...

Usher in my section just killed his third beach ball of the night. I'm impresses with his efficiency.

karina said...

it ain't over 'till it's over

ps blogger doesn't want to work for me

Jason said...

Ribbon LED boards are alternating ads for California Pizza Kitchen and the movie Contagion. The colors and fonts are very similar so it looks like some that really hates CPK hacked the normal ad to imply unsanitary conditions.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Blogger doesn't want to work for anybody, to be clear.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats up 5-3 in the 7th.

Jason said...

Getting to sing Take Me Out To the Ball Game with Nancy Bea made this game worth it.

Josh S. said...

Like, literally WITH Nancy Bea?

Jason said...

Thanks to Diamond Vision, I now know Barajas was MVP of his community college team.

I also now know that my phone autocorrects Barajas as Bananas.

Josh S. said...

This one's gonna knock two off our Tragic Number.

Jason said...

@Josh

It sure felt that way.

Dusty Baker said...

A run! The beginning of a Karinaback?

Jason said...

4 beach balls. This usher is the Jack the Ripper of inflatable toys.

Jason said...

At least its not Eugeni0-for-the-season.

Jason said...

I am totally buying a Los Doyers shirt before I leave. No one in Seattle will know what it means and if I explain it to them, they will just think I'm a racist.

Dusty Baker said...

Glad we elected to pitch to him.

Jason said...

Huh, Manny Ramirez arrested for domestic battery.

Steve Sax said...

Stiner and Monday are getting giggly again

Jason said...

DSB

GODDAMMIT!

Jason said...

@Sax

That's because I've been mooning them between innings.

Jason said...

Kemp protecting Loney?

Dusty Baker said...

Josh,you and P Ditty are BATTLING tonight in fantasy football. More fun than watching the baseball game.

Jason said...

I have officially stopped believing.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

Everybody has to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.

Jason said...

Stop taunting me, Dusty. They cut off the beer taps here.

Jason said...

Eovaldi is dealing, routinely hitting 99 on the stadium gun.

Josh S. said...

SOMEONE GIVE MCGAHEE THE BALL!!!

Jason said...

Aaron Miles hitting fifth is still a terrible idea.

Josh S. said...

I'm more entertained by Jason's liveblogging than the actual game.

Josh S. said...

At least we can try to deny Kennedy his 20th. We send out Billings...oh...fuck.

Jason said...

A bunch of the military people from the pregame ceremony just showed up to help fill the seats behind home plate and they all have fresh beers.

Now I'm thirsty.

Dusty Baker said...

3-4 for Sandman.

Dusty Baker said...

SAFE

Jason said...

I was NOT out drinking with TGJr. last night.

Steve Sax said...

cue the scrappiness commentary from Charley Steiner on Jamey Carroll right there

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

The tying run is in the hole!

Dusty Baker said...

Kirk Gibson is almost unrecognizable as the old Kirk Gibson these days. If I didn't see him in context, I might not even know it was him.

Jason said...

Cue the gimmicky side-arm delivery guy.

Josh S. said...

When Gibby does a pitching change at Dodger Stadium, he should be required to hobble around the bases pumping his fist on the way to the mound.

Dusty Baker said...

I would think that ball hurt Gwynn when it hit him if I didn't know he had a wooden leg.

Josh S. said...

I just heard Jason yell, "NOT MY TONY, BITCH!!"

Jason said...

LaGibson

Steve Sax said...

stop this shit, Kirk--I need to go to bed

Josh S. said...

Multiple pitching changes with a 7-2 lead with two out in the ninth win championships.

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 10:31p: how did they get their beers so late?

Dusty Baker said...

At least we've got our power guy up in this situation.

Josh S. said...

Cheap way for Yutz to get a save.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

What a putz.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up

gotta hop guys

sorry Jason! Safe travels back.

Dusty Baker said...

(to the PGT)