Sunday, March 11, 2012

Preseason Game 8 Thread: March 11 vs. Cubs, 12n

Today's game features Garza (1-0, 9.00) going against recently de-guilded Ted Lilly, who is looking to bounce back from a first outing that yielded a 22.50 ERA. Technically speaking, throwing a baseball forward, and having it arrive vaguely in the vicinity of home plate, would constitute a bounce back for Lilly.

This one is slated to be on the telly, so here's hoping we'll get a good chance to see how the lads are shaping up.

UPDATE: Thanks for representin' (last night, I presume) at Camel Back Ranch, Dusty Baker's Toothpick!


Top image courtesy of ToddSlater.net

45 comments:

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Lilly getting loose, chumming it up with his ex-cubbies. They all seem to love him

Dusty Baker said...

He's already in their head, isn't he, DBT? Saying "I'll throw a soft curve every other pitch, so look for it and take it on out of here."

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Charley!

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad we couldn't have dueling Of Jesuses today.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Urine hustling? He must wanna get quick 3 outs to get outta the sun

Dusty Baker said...

I noted that semi-"hustle" too, DBT. Still processing it, though I believe you're likely right that it was born of laziness.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I was hoping hed tear a hammy and be done for the year. Damn!

Dusty Baker said...

@DBT

We're counting on you to storm the field and cause injury to Urine. You're our only hope!

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis may be even more of a LHWG than I thought. The hitting part, not the white part.

Dusty Baker said...

Like Sands through the hourglass, Sands drops one into shallow right-center for a base hit. Glad to see him the same way I'm not glad to see Urine, who is now up to "bat."

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single in the second...

Dusty Baker said...

Garza hits Urine so now we have two runners. Or, we have one runner and the other guy on base is Urine.

Steve Sax said...

Urine gets plunked!

Dusty Baker said...

You owe me two "DAMMIT!"s Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

Trent hits a blooper to load the bases.

Rancho ardiendo!

Dusty Baker said...

Up to T Fed to bring these boys home.

Dusty Baker said...

One run in!

Dusty Baker said...

I don't know anyting about this Angle kid. What's his angle? Glad he's not an Angel.

Dusty Baker said...

4-0! I went to get a beer, and all of the sudden we're up big early and Garza is knocked the fuck out. There must be some causality.

Dusty Baker said...

Rizzo will lead off for Cubs as we go to the top of the third. No sighting of any other Pink Ladies.

Dusty Baker said...

Rizzo is on. Oh, bite the the weenie, Riz!

Steve Sax said...

4-0!

Dusty Baker said...

That's three DAMMITs you now owe me, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a horrible K.

He is going to suck donkey balls this year. Again.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I'm saving my Dammits for Urine at bats this year

Dusty Baker said...

Don't leave me hanging, Sax.

Hideo Nomo said...

LOL DeWitt

Dusty Baker said...

Joyce did look a bit silly, didn't he?

Dusty Baker said...

Got something going here in the bot 4th. Two men on with one out. Angle up.

Dusty Baker said...

Coffey is...venti-sized.

Dusty Baker said...

Stoopid Flanders in on now.

Dusty Baker said...

Coffey is brewin'!

Dusty Baker said...

Rob Reiner in the broadcast booth with Flanders.

Dusty Baker said...

Top of 6th. Dodgers up 5-0. MacDougal is the 4th Dodger pitcher to take the mound.

Steve Sax said...

Nice update on the thread, Dusty! Great picture

Hideo Nomo said...

It took me forever to figure out that was 3 in the top image. I thought it was a honked up 7.

Dusty Baker said...

I was hoping you'd have to spend some time with that, Nomo.

Dusty Baker said...

5-0 Blue as we go into the 9th.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Cubs are actually wearing blue today, not us. You know what I meant.

Dusty Baker said...

And that's your ball game. 5 wins for our boys now, atop the Cactus League.

Fred's Brim said...

Good to see Guerrier is in midseason form

Spank said...

Lakers beat the Celtics. Just saying.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

I gotta say it was a good day.

MeanieBreanie said...

And MB will be representing us today at Tempe. Dodgers versus Angels. Will DB's Toothpick be there as well?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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