Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Game 11 Thread: April 17 @ Brewers, 5p

"Mill-e-wah-que..."

Chad Billingsley (2-0, 0.83 ERA) vs. Yovani Gallardo (1-1, 5.91 ERA)

This is it, folks. After spending 10 days pretty much obliterating the woeful Padres and Pirates, the BEST IN MLB Dodgers face their first real tests:
  • A genuine road trip (SD doesn't count. The team hasn't even been on a plane since leaving Arizona.)
  • A series against a team that won 96 games last year
  • The Collins Curse
"But Nomo," you say, "the Brewers are 4-6 to start the season! And they lost Prince Fielder!" Yes, they did indeed shed some muscle (and, well, fat), but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be taken seriously. They still have Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez and Nyjer Morgan and Corey Hart and Jonathan Lucroy and George Kottaras and Mat Gamel and Travis Ishikawa and Alex Gonzalez and Cesar Izturis (Wait. Really?) and Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez and John Axford and Yovani Gallardo and Zack Greinke (has a tiny head) and Randy Wolf and K-Rod and Shaun Marcum and Manny Parra and Tim Dillard and Marco Estrada and Kameron Loe and Chris Narveson and Jose Veras and...

and...

Huh.

Does anyone else think it's weird that they went with only a 24-man roster this year?

138 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon SS
Mellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Uribe 3B
Ajellis C
Billingsley P

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bring it. I'm going to have to catch this one from the road.

Steve Sax said...

Nice GT Nomo, I had to smile when I read it and noticed the omission...

Hideo Nomo said...

I might listen to the Brewers feed. I haven't had a chance to hear the Bob Uecker/Joe Block combo yet. After last week, I need a break from all non-Vin Dodger broadcasters.

Paul said...

Good idea Nomo.

Spank said...

..and...

Orel said...

The return of Eric Collins!

Orel said...

Dee single!

Orel said...

C'mon, Marquellis!

Orel said...

Dee picked off. Dammit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn.

Orel said...

Oh man. Just a double for Kemp.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FYFST

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Boo-thier.

Orel said...

Leadoff double by Weeks off Bills.

Orel said...

Heads-up by Chad to get Weeks off the comebacker!

Orel said...

Yeah! Bills blows Braun away!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aramis makes out number 3.

Orel said...

Why doesn't Miller Park have a camera angle covering that right-field corner?

Orel said...

Loney being Loney, Urine being Urine.

Orel said...

The little girl in the Chase commercial worrying her mom will teleport a lion into the bank? Overacting a little bit.

Orel said...

Rivera sliding catch in left off Hart's sinking fly ball!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good lord, Cesar Izturis is still on a major league roster?

Orel said...

Gamil solo HR puts Brewers ahead 1-0. Dammit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gamel, Orel. Get it right.

Orel said...

Dammit! Kemp ALMOST held on to Lucroy's shot, who ends up with a triple.

Orel said...

Gmail?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Me and my big mouth.

Orel said...

So THIS is what happens when we play a real team. Brewers 2-0.

NicJ said...

Fun while it lasted.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Has Lyons said anything about Ethier's gold glove yet?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thank goodness that's over with.

NicJ said...

The dodgers patented 1-2-3 inning after an opposing team rally.

NicJ said...

Well Matt Kemp is gonna to get one in the back next inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm regretting my decision to listen to WTMJ. No Ueck. Joe Block is OK, but Davey Nelson is baaaaad.

NicJ said...

Haha Kcal totally caught Braun's expression after Kemp wasn't thrown at.

Alex said...

What up all?! Let's get some runs!

Alex said...

I show up and Rivera smacks a lead off double...coincidence? Yes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In play, no out?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

A big problem in hits with RISP is that runners don't always end up scoring.

Alex said...

Who's that guy who's wearing Loney's # that just got a single?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In play, run(s)?

NicJ said...

I hate Loney.

Orel said...

WHAT THE HELL, Loney?

Alex said...

Rivera just scored on a shallow sac fly to weeks that he dropped on the exchange, loney caught steeling by a mile, 2 outs....

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That crash has had some lasting effects on Loney. For a minute there, he thought he was Matt Kemp.

NicJ said...

That's two doubles that probably would have had RBI if it wasn't for getting thrown out stealing.

Orel said...

If Gordon and Loney hadn't been CS, we'd be winning.

Alex said...

Ajellis with a 2 out double...

we should be all tied up at 2 but loney is fucking slow as balls...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Only down by one, with the top of the order coming up in the sixth. There's hope!

Hideo Nomo said...

Stupid Sloney.

Alex said...

I blame Eric Collins...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I blame Oakland.

Alex said...

1-2-3

Our turn again!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Someone should get Dee a pair of glasses.

Steve Sax said...

If Loney hadn't been CS, this game would be tied

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

Alex said...

terrible AB...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What a veteran AB by Mellis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I bet Kemp wishes he had that pitch back.

Alex said...

@Sax always blame the woodpecker...

Alex said...

you-took-steriods-clap--clap--ClapClapClap

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Double-dre!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Man on third, one out, Loney at the plate.

Orel said...

Loney ties it up!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

IN PLAY, RUN(S)

Alex said...

seriously, who's this guy wearing #7?

Orel said...

Loney not exactly flashing his baserunning skills.

Orel said...

Urine takes second on a WP!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Loney is slower than the game of baseball.

Steve Sax said...

James Loney: two great RBI, two horrible base running errors.

WTF James?! You act like you've never been on base?... Oh.

Alex said...

oh its Loney with another base running error thrown out at 3rd. 2 outs, urine on 2nd...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FEAR AJELLIS AND HIS OBP SKILLS

Orel said...

Bills pulled after 82 pitches. Can we get him the win?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Another abbreviated Bills outing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE NOT KENNEDY GODDAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WOW I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING GREAT WORK YOU GUYS

Alex said...

Kennedy showing nothing good comes from Riverside...

DDGRDUG said...

I think we're going to get used to saying "F*king Kennedy!!" alot this season..

Wicks said...

Donnie really f'd up there, should have kept Bills in.

Alex said...

80

Hideo Nomo said...

GAARP 2.0

I'm pretty sure we all fucking hated it the first time too.

Alex said...

get off your knees ump, you're blowing the glame!

Orel said...

How is Cesar Izturis killing us?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There is absolutely no reason why Kennedy should be the first guy off the bench. Matt Treanor should be higher on the depth chart.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Et tu, Cesar?

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Orel said...

Shit.

Hideo Nomo said...

Blerg.

Orel said...

Bison flashing the leather just in time!

Alex said...

KEMvP

Matty did that shit last year in Milwaukee as well...

Orel said...

Mellis broken-bat single!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DBT broken-bat single malt scotch. Long fucking day. Can the blue crew pull this one out. C'mon boys!

Orel said...

Shit.

Alex said...

make that a double, DBT!

Orel said...

ETHIER 2-RUN DINGAH!

Alex said...

FUCK YES DRE!

ubragg said...

Boom. That's what I like to see.

Paul said...

Sweeter than yoo-hoo.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ANDRE!

Orel said...

C'mon, Ken Lee!

Orel said...

Siddown, Nyjer!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Holy shit Dre Goin Deep bishes!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wowee.

Orel said...

Siddown, Braunie!

Orel said...

Good job, Jansen!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Let's get some insurance!

Wait, it's Uribe, Ajellis and the pitcher's spot?

Let's get Javy some time to warm up!

Alex said...

Loney's making some good contact today, let's hope that continues...

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm still in awe.

Orel said...

Guerra time!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis really wants to catch Javy.

Orel said...

These Brewers just don't go away.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(moans)

Orel said...

Nice save by Dee on a wild pickoff to second!

Alex said...

fer fucks sake lets get the dude at the plate...

Orel said...

Guerra BB.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(groans)

Paul said...

Javy is all over the fucking place. Fuck fuck fuck.

Orel said...

Throw a strike, Javy!

Paul said...

Bunts! Fuck bunts.

Orel said...

K!

Paul said...

Yes!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's one out.

Orel said...

George Chakiris at bat?

Paul said...

He really is over throwing. Does he think he is Broxton?

Hideo Nomo said...

That first bunt attempt looked almost exactly like the setup for the triple play.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gameday says Weeks is both on deck and in the hole.

Orel said...

SHIT

Paul said...

Fuck balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BALLS

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit.

S'all good, though. At least it wasn't cheap.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WHERE IS YOUR MESSIAH NOW, KENLEY-HATERS?

Steve Sax said...

Oh well

Alex said...

we get to do this again tomorrow, let's not blow our opportunities yeah?

Hideo Nomo said...

Those two pickoffs are going to haunt my dreams.

Paul said...

I'd like to mention that one of the Brewers runs came on a bunt. That is all. I hate this negative feeling. On to win the next 9 right?

NicJ said...

Sweep!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hate to let them get away when you have it within reach. Javy just didn't didn't have it.

Orel said...

MFPGTUP