Monday, March 12, 2012

Preseason Game 9 Thread: March 12 @ Angels, 1p

An original X-Man got taken out by a guy with THAT haircut?!


Today, the Cactus League-leading Dodgers travel to Tempe Diablo Stadium to face their...*ahem*..."crosstown rivals," the Angels.

(Wait, the Angels play in "Diablo" stadium? That's just weird.)

Andre Ethier is back in the lineup today, after missing the weekend with back stiffness. This is good news, because Dre has been absolutely murdering the baseball in the first week of Spring. He also appears to be over his case of surly mouth.

Aaron Harang heads to the mound today, as the Dodgers get their first look at the Angels' big offseason acquisition, Al...something. It's probably not important.

UPDATE: Dodgers broadcast is radio-only (AM 570). If you want to watch the game, you'll have to settle for the Angels broadcast (Fox Sports West).

31 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 6
Kennedy 4
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Rivera 7
Hairston 5
Sullivan DH
Ajellis 2
Fields 3
Harang 1

Steve Sax said...

In response to the comic book's pivotal question:

I'll take "consequences" for $200, Alex.

Jason said...

Hahaha, the Angles have some guy named Poo-holes playing first base.

Anaheim Angels: The Poo Holes of the Los Angeles Sports Scene!

Jason said...

I like 2012 'Dre

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait. Whoa. What? Up 3-0 already?

Can we just stay in the Cactus League this year?

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw man, I wanted to rock Shaggy Jr. for a few more.

Jason said...

The Angels' announcers keep referring to Kemp as Gordon.

Because, you know, they're both Dodger-American.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

All the suckie guys aren't sucking all that bad in the early going.

And the good guys are actually really good.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Back home in the LBC after my spring training adventure. The weekend trip was way too short. Next year, I have to do 3-4 days.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I definitely want to head out there one of these years. I'm hoping next year, the wallet will agree with me.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rivera jonron. That is acceptable.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Angels on the board. Not acceptable

Hideo Nomo said...

Angel Guzman's tiny Gameday pic is hilarious.

Hideo Nomo said...

Charley just apologized for a mistake by making another mistake. He is on fire.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sellers!

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm gonna miss some of these guys come April.

Hideo Nomo said...

Cwith Withwow.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shit, you're gonna miss some of these guys as of the bottom of the sixth.

Even our scrub replacements have scrub replacements.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bases fulla Blue.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Goddamn, I missed an opportunity to call rancho bardiendo!

Hideo Nomo said...

And they stayed right where they were.

Franklin Stubbs said...

8-1 is not enough piling on when it comes to the Angels.

Steve Sax said...

We are spanking the Hombres!!!

Steve Sax said...

Ledezma avoids the seventh inning jam

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ledezma is pretty high on the list of people with names that sound like a medical condition that you wouldn't want your friends to know you have.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Nookie continues to knock the ball around

Franklin Stubbs said...

Castellanos is having a pretty nice spring.

Franklin Stubbs said...

A particularly virulent strain of Ledezma is plaguing the Angels roster.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Who the fuck is Gorman Erickson? That totally sounds like a made-up person.

MeanieBreanie said...

Dodgers looked great today! Dee Gordon is like a rabbit! If he plays throughout the season like he did today expect to see a lot of stolen bases.

Dre,Kemp,and company rocked!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, it's only spring training, but I just gotta do a Snoopy dance whenever the Dodgers beat the Angels.