Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Game 160 Thread: Sept 27 @ D'backs, 6:30p

Hiroki Kuroda (13-16, 3.17) vs. Jarrod Parker, (0-0, -.--)

In this, the Dodgers' penultimate game, they have an outside chance at ending the season five games over .500 AND screwing the Diamondbacks out of a second seed in the playoffs (which would matter for home-field advantage in the NLDS, and potentially for opponent if Atlanta hangs on to the Wild Card).

For most Dodger fans, however, tonight's game is all about watching Matt Kemp chase the magic 40/40 threshold (possible, with Kemp at 38/40 today) and potentially the triple crown (unlikely, despite leading HR by 1 and RBI by 8, Kemp trails both Ryan Braun and Jose Reyes by ten thousandths in batting average). I agree with ESPN.com's Jon Weisman; Kemp is probably chasing the "double crown". But only two more blasts would keep Kemp from being a 40-HR virgin. Go Bison!

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Spanktopus Horst said...

Holy Shit! How did you get my senior yearbook pic?

Paul said...

6,
9,
8,
7,
3,
5,
2,
4,
1.

Send answers to Mr. C

Mr. Customer said...

That's not the Fibonacci Sequence...

Spanktopus Horst said...

Answer sent.

Mr. Customer said...

Daily calories consumed by Juan Uribe?

Mr. Customer said...

Dollar value (including interest) still owed to Jason Schmidt?

Mr. Customer said...

Jorge Posada's guesses, in order of likelihood, as to which inning this is?

Paul said...

Close to my BAC but still a little lower.

Paul said...

Which reminds me. I need a drink.

Mr. Customer said...

I thought it might be quantities from my bar tab the other night for a second.

Mr. Customer said...

OHHHHH, You mean 698-735-241!

Those are Andruw Jones' measurements.

The lack of hyphenation really threw me off.

Paul said...

It is close to Neeebs hourly fees.

His fees for legal services that is.

MR.F said...

Wow, Andruw Jones has really unusual measurements.

Mr. Customer said...

@Mr. F

Truer words were never spoken.

Mr. Customer said...

They might be a little inaccurate because it takes two guys to stretch the tape and another to lift up the folds.

Steve Sax said...

"Those aren't two pillows."

Mr. Customer said...

They were going to be able use satellite imagery to confirm, but for those NASA budget cuts...

Mr. Customer said...

Ellsbury is doing his best to dig out of the smoking crater that is the Red Sox September.

MR.F said...

Ellsbury has 32 home runs?!?!?!

Him?

Mr. Customer said...

I'm as shocked as the next guy. I took the East Coast Hype(tm), with a grain of salt.

Mr. Customer said...

^Please strike the above comma from the record. I haven't posted as much recently, so I'm just getting my sea legs.

Mr. Customer said...

Shit, I was having so much fun at work, I forgot to go home!

Mr. Customer said...

*vanishes*

Mr. Customer said...

Holy crap, where is everybody?

Mr. Customer said...

Making a sammich, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

YO!

Fred's Brim said...

less than two games left and I am getting sad

Fred's Brim said...

heh Vin criticizing the Chase Field scoreboard.

Fred's Brim said...

Urine would have made that play

Fred's Brim said...

Speaking of pee, what can be done to get Urine back into the fold? I wish there was some kind of reset button for him for next season

Mr. Customer said...

Well, that's progress!

MR.F said...

Wotchale, y'all.

Fred's Brim said...

heh now Vin is criticizing the lack of fans coming out to Bags games
"They don't exactly have baseball fever..."

Fred's Brim said...

Messrs. C and F, how's it hanging?

Mr. Customer said...

The thing is, Uribe's career numbers ain't that great, and he's spent a significant portion of that in Chicago and Colorado.

It's truly Sophie's choice. Do I want to give him 500 ABs to hit .250 or 250 ABs to hit .200?

Mr. Customer said...

Slightly to the left, it so happens

Fred's Brim said...

run, MVP, run!

Mr. Customer said...

Kemp cannot be stopped (1/3 of the time)

MR.F said...

Nice double by Bison.

Fred's Brim said...

sneaky Matty

Mr. Customer said...

Alas, with Uribe, much depends on who his potential replacement might be.

Fred's Brim said...

Donnie's Choice?

Fred's Brim said...

nice flip into the stands by Rivera

MR.F said...

Yeah, I was impressed by that too, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

Red Sox try hard to lose it but O's can't come through

Mr. Customer said...

Looks like both WCs are gonna be tied going into the final day.

MR.F said...

So what happens if the Rays and BoSox end up tied?

Mr. Customer said...

1-game play-in game. Series winner gets to be home,

Mr. Customer said...

…or is it coin flip?

MR.F said...

Hiroki has walked a tight rope the last couple.

MR.F said...

I thought they'd do some Kessel Run races to see how gets to in, Mr. C.

MR.F said...

Prince Fielder has apparently tied Matt Kemp for the NL lead in HR's.

Mr. Customer said...

Jesus Christ, Fielder hit 3 home runs tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

I see where you're going with that.

MR.F said...

If nothing else, that bad hop ensured Kuroda won't be leading off next inning.

Josh S. said...

I like the Brewers but they're starting to annoy the shit out of me.

Fred's Brim said...

clearing the pitcher is a big deal.
why do I prefer the NL again?

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh me too

Mr. Customer said...

It's head-to-head record for home field.

Mr. Customer said...

Funny thing is, it doesn't necessarily hurt Kemp's chances. It seemed like it was a Braun-or-Kemp decision going into the final week. If that vote gets split, who knows how it gets divided?

Fred's Brim said...

oops

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh sorry, rook

MR.F said...

Phew.

Dusty Baker said...

Suck it, rookie!

Dusty Baker said...

ps - Finally home, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

not even close on the Dee bunt

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I just got a shout-out from Rick!!!

Fred's Brim said...

the three homers gets Fielder up to 120 rbi, three behind Matty

yay Pirates

Fred's Brim said...

cmon James! You are still playing for your job!

Fred's Brim said...

yo DB y PPR!

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry I'm late, FB. Work is the curse of the drinking class.

Fred's Brim said...

heh some jerk from Milwaukee got picked off to end the bottom of the eighths with Braun up and Fielder on deck. Will the Brewers give up a couple of runs in the top of the 9th so Braun and Fielder get ABs in the 9th?

Fred's Brim said...

thanks, old Loney

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit, Loney. What have we told you about the DP?

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

apology accepted, DB

Paul said...

Come on Dodgers!!

Oh and show Kershaw and Kemp the $$$$$

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell was that out by the pool? It looked like one of the presidents from Washington, maybe McKinley

Fred's Brim said...

^ reject presidents i meant

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck William Henry Harrison!

Fred's Brim said...

i don't like the Braves, but fuck them if they gag on this

Fred's Brim said...

I think even I came in briefly and gave up a walk last night

Fred's Brim said...

we are cooking up a classic Hiro game. If he's going to retire or just back to Japan, wouldn't it be appropriate to send him with a 2-0 loss?

Dusty Baker said...

Throw strikes, FB!

Josh S. said...

I'm glad we could get one more "befuddled by a rookie in his debut" game in before the season ended.

Fred's Brim said...

Movies FB won't own: Fast Five on Blue Ray or DVD, out on 10/4

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, I shudder every time I hear the name Guerrier

Fred's Brim said...

and sometimes Matt

Fred's Brim said...

nice catch, jerk

MR.F said...

Effing O'Parra.

Paul said...

Van Buren Boyz!!!! (flashes 8 sign)

Dusty Baker said...

Bring out the gimp!

Fred's Brim said...

amazing - 0 homers and only 16 RBI for Jamey this season. He was definitely more important to us than those numbers

Fred's Brim said...

whatever happens, thank you, Hiro!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Red Hot Lover Tone! Let's get some runs!

Paul said...

Hiro was always a gamer. Loved when he hit Victorino in the NLCS.

Fred's Brim said...

beat LA?
unoriginal cocks

MR.F said...

True dats on Hiro and Carroll.

Fred's Brim said...

this asshole is calling that low one all of a sudden

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk!

Fred's Brim said...

oh Velez, nice attempt to make yourself worth less than worthless

MR.F said...

Velez must be some word in some language for pity and anger at the same time.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy DEE!

Paul said...

Kinda weird that the season ends at the middle of the week.


Nice hit Dee but crap.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee should have been running hard out of the box

Fred's Brim said...

agreed, Paul, on the midweek thing. I know they want to get the playoffs ended earlier (and probably started on a weekend), but it's pretty wack to not be ending on a sunny Sunday afternoon

Fred's Brim said...

oh Matt, don't do it, please

Josh S. said...

Time for the wide-throwing white guys.

MR.F said...

I hope we can get Hiro a win here.

Dusty Baker said...

"They have Elbert and McDougal"...Vinny

*shudders*

Josh S. said...

The good thing about the Cards possibly getting in is Raffy. One of the reasons behind the trade was so he could play for a contender. And now he is.

Fred's Brim said...

gotdammit I can't stand him

Josh S. said...

Oh for the luvva...

MR.F said...

Why you gotta hate on Hiro like that? =(

Fred's Brim said...

tell him not to come back, Don

Dusty Baker said...

Culero! Culero Culero!

Fred's Brim said...

yippee!

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, hope everyone had a great Monday today!

#GroundhogDay

Josh S. said...

Everyone in the bullpen not named Javy or Kenley has gone completely to shit.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, James

Fred's Brim said...

if we can somehow keep this at 1-1, Donnie should bring in Clayton to get a cheap win

Fred's Brim said...

^a joke

Fred's Brim said...

holy hell, how did they turn that?
slow mothereffers

MR.F said...

Wow they worked out of that jam.

Fred's Brim said...

this Hernandez dude is tough

Fred's Brim said...

oh no! no way

Fred's Brim said...

ooh I heard Matty say a naughty word

Dusty Baker said...

Did they have to mute all that bc Matty was cussin?

Fred's Brim said...

They ran out of dump time during Vin's profanity-laced rant during the third inning so you could hear everything that Matty said, something along the lines of "you are missing the fucking game!"

Fred's Brim said...

one more in the ribs, for old times' sake?

Fred's Brim said...

is this the time that Upton gets us finally?

MR.F said...

Wow that didn't look like a strike.

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley feeling the power of the gladiator!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, AJ

Fred's Brim said...

keep it going, Trent

Dusty Baker said...

Light-hitting white guys, unite!

And dyslexics of the world, untie!

Fred's Brim said...

my favorite dyslexia joke!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Mine, too. Though I have to admit I don't know any others.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Dusty Baker said...

http://tinyurl.com/3lwvazk

Now FOX suing McCourt. Up jumps the devil!

Fred's Brim said...

me neither

Dusty Baker said...

It always takes me a second to realize that that horrific rattling sound is coming from the D-bags crowd and is not actually the armageddon.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, I really don't want to stay up all night for this. I am sure the bullpen won't let me

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good thing I didn't go to tonight's game. Jeebus.

Fred's Brim said...

ok good - this won't take long

Fred's Brim said...

woah, Lindblom with the big fistpump

Josh S. said...

WHITE GUY REDEMPTION

MR.F said...

Another AB for Matt.

Dusty Baker said...

(plays Redemption Song)

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dee!

now get his scrawny ass HOME!

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Dizzouble for Dee!

Fred's Brim said...

that's the kind of play that keeps you off the playoff roster

MR.F said...

A lead! Come on Bison! 39!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Deeeeeeeeeeeeee

Fred's Brim said...

yay MATTY!

Dusty Baker said...

Like Sands through the hourglass!!!!!

MR.F said...

Damn. Not a HR but I'll take it.

Dusty Baker said...

Hate to see a Piazza mark (RBI in a season) broken, but Matty is the person to do it.

Fred's Brim said...

that'll work

now do your job, James

Fred's Brim said...

nice!
pile it on!

Dusty Baker said...

Someone grab a spare ball and throw at Parra's head!

MR.F said...

Let's go for a 10-run inning. Matty neems more at-bats!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, we should just bat around and around.

Damn those rattlers!

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit, that biffed Upton!

MR.F said...

Pile it on!!!!! Baseball in the face!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I just realized that my beer run to the fridge/Tivo pause means I'm about 35 seconds behind real life.

Steve Sax said...

This game got out of control fast

Just ask Upton's head

MR.F said...

In all seriousness, good to see that he's okay.

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit, now you got Mrs Dusty and MDIL being all nice and concerned and shit.

Josh S. said...

What the herping derp?!

Fred's Brim said...

oh lord, can Hawksworth hold a 5 run lead?

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Parra vs. Ellis

Second base.

Settle it.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet jesus, these light-throwing white guys just keep coming out of the woodwork to haunt our pitching dreams.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Dusty Baker said...

Start getting warmed up, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

great play, Dee!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Gumby's got hands.

Fred's Brim said...

wake up, -Theriot

Dusty Baker said...

Has Hawksworth been worth a hawk at all this year? Even once?

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, if they tie it, then we have a chance to bring Kemp up for another AB.

Fred's Brim said...

settle down, hawx

Fred's Brim said...

*loosens up*

Fred's Brim said...

reread at 10:10, stupid

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Erin's brother is f-ing this up.

Steve Sax said...

This inning is taking much more time than it should.

Steve Sax said...

Love the gaggle of Dodgers fans to the left behind home plate

Come on Hawksworth, show up

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, jerks

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Miles, wake the hell up

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, I know we only gave up Theriot to get Hawksworth, but I think Theriot could have gotten three outs with a five-run lead

Fred's Brim said...

how about the gaggle here who wants to choke out our bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

Theriot would have run into at least two of the outs on the basebaths

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Again: So glad I did not attend tonight's game.

Fred's Brim said...

Put me to bed, Javy

Josh S. said...

Javy in to try to tie Brox.

Fred's Brim said...

Javy wants Matt to get another at bat

Steve Sax said...

Just read about Prince Fiellder's three HR

Dammit.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

grrrrr

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit we are going to lose this game

MR.F said...

Why must they make everything so difficult?!?!?!?!?!

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