Sunday, April 22, 2012

Game 16 Thread: April 22 @ Astros, 11a


Chad Billingsley (2-0, 1.33 ERA) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (0-2 1.96 ERA)

Expect a Frosty reception from the Houston fans as the Dodgers go for a sweep of the Astros. Kemp and Ethier have been the answer to "Where's the Beef?" but maybe today we can get a Single from Matt Treanor, a Double from Juan Rivera, or even a Triple from Dee Gordon!

Let's get The W!

Game Thread Co-Author: Juan Uribe

89 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Brilliant GT, Gnomes!

Scary thoughts on today's game, from the MLB preview:

• Third baseman Juan Uribe is expected to return to the starting lineup on Sunday. The veteran has missed the last two games with an inflamed left wrist.

Hideo Nomo said...

He returns to an inflamed fanbase.

Dusty Baker said...

Is that flame-broiled?

Dusty Baker said...

Business and marketing note: Hey, BK, how the hell are you letting Wendy's school you lately?

Steve Sax said...

It's all about the square patties.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have not played any team this year who currently has a winning record

Hideo Nomo said...

BK is trying to be all classy. In some ways it works (the quality of their breakfast has improved), but most of it comes off as phony.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers lineup:
@skinnyswag9 SS,
Mellis 2B,
@TheRealMattKemp CF,
Rivera 1B,
Ethier RF,
Hairston LF,
Please God Not This Guy 3B,
Treanor C,
Billingsley P

Hideo Nomo said...

Sax, have the checks from Wendy's started rolling in yet?

Dusty Baker said...

We just received a cease and desist from BK, though.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

So wait, an attempt to be classier has meant poorer sales and therefore earnings?

I love America.

Dusty Baker said...

Aubrey Huff forgetting to cover second. Heh. I just keep watching that over and over. We may need to post it.

We may also need to take another look at KFP falling after being distracted by cake.

Steve Sax said...

As soon as BK introduced that scary looking costumed guy, I was out.

Pigtails, on the other hand,...

rbnlaw said...

Anyone else hungry?

I mean, besides Urine.

As Sax has pointed out, all Dodger opponents are sub .500 teams. Much like most of the NL west, who have also been playing many sub .500 teams.

Beating the teams you should beat is how this team now rolls.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: we absolutely need that no-Giant-at-second-base gif...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sax would rather see the Dodgers get creamed by Detroit and Texas while he drinks a $10 beer.

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon turns 24 today. That's years, not months.

Paul said...

Nice oldellis.

Paul said...

Hamilton has 7 homeruns? That is so last week

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: nice

Paul said...

That was not good.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera blows a grounder to first. E3

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Smooth move, Rivera.

Steve Sax said...

Pretty neat: MLB GameDay says the roof is open at Minute Maid Park, and indeed is open.

Paul said...

That was ripped.

Steve Sax said...

And bills gives up a no-doubt-about it HR to left.

2-0 Stros.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is all Rivera's fault.

Steve Sax said...

^indeed IT is open

Steve Sax said...

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

Paul said...

Bills looked good. Shake it off Urine will get us even.

Paul said...

Here we go Juanster.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, OBP Machine.

Paul said...

Ump zone Is wide left. Tv left.

Paul said...

Really urine? Fuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good effort, Uribe.

NicJ said...

I hate how urine swings the bat. It's like he is trying to protect himself from a swarm of bees.

Paul said...

Nice job Jerry!

Paul said...

Someday Uribe will get his four seam fastball he looks for on every pitch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What's going on? Gameday is frozen.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wait, nevermind.

Paul said...

Crap. What time is the Lakers game?

Paul said...

Balls. Dre had leather on that one. 6 runs down. Game over.

NicJ said...

I'm willing to sacrifice the dodgers and lakers if that means the kings win.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is a little messed up.

Spank said...

Fuck The Penguins.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Happy now, Sax? We're playing a real opponent!

Spank said...

Oh shit! Astros score 4 runs and they only had one runner on base. #gameday

Spank said...

I thought Crosby was supposed to be great.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crosby also gets a lot of concussions.

Paul said...

Kemp gave that ride even with a off balance swing.

NicJ said...

What's up with the kcal scorekeeper how did the Astros score an extra run in between innings?

Orel said...

I doubt the Dodgers will come from six down. It's not like they're playing the Red Sox.

NicJ said...

Someone needs to do research to see how many players that Colletti gave multiuser contracts to were still in baseball after those contracts were up.

I'm guessing it would be pretty low.

NicJ said...

Multiyear

NicJ said...

Billingsley can't even throw a strike to second base today.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

What about from 8 down?

Dusty Baker said...

I think I just made some Wendy's chili in my pants.

Paul said...

This has to be one of the worst defensive innings I have seen by a Dodger team.

On to the Lakers.

NicJ said...

@paul, sadly I don't think the defense is going to get any better when you change it over to the lakers.

Dusty Baker said...

Snap, Nic!

Orel said...

Nine down. Repeat Red Sox joke.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey guys! I just got back from the zoo. What did I miss?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is not enjoyable.

Spank said...

Looks like the Dodgers are taking the day off.

Orel said...

Get it all out of your system, boys.

Spank said...

End of first quarter 26-20 OKC. Lakers not losing as bad as I thought they would be.

Dusty Baker said...

We look like a bucket of dicks today.

Paul said...

What time is the Kings game?

NicJ said...

Well the lakers are toast.

NicJ said...

5 I think.

Spank said...

I thought I was watching the Lakers not the Sparks. #Jordan Hill

Dusty Baker said...

Can't wait for the Kings' game today!

(ignores other local sports teams)

Spank said...

Laker comeback.

37-35 OKC

Spank said...

RonRon is back! That's what you get for fucking with Artest.

Paul said...

No more world peace.

NicJ said...

Seriously Mike Bremen fuck off.

Paul said...

No more world peace.

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NicJ said...

Tell Breen to get off his high horse.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck him up, RonRon!

Meta World Hate!

Cliff Beefpile said...

What the blazes!? I emerge from my Nyquil-induced coma to a 10-0 deficit.

Yes, 5pm start for the Kings game today. Meanwhile, I hope the Caps beat the shit outta Boston. Glad the Flyers won.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Looking like Boston/Washington will go to game 7.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Can the Lakers amnesty RonRon after the game?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fer crap's sake, Orioles, come on!

Caps score!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least this game is over.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Although I do now have a hankering for Wendy's chili and a burger.

Dusty Baker said...

No shit. I really want a frosty.

A frosty cold one will have to do.

Dusty Baker said...

When did we get Brian Grant back on the Lakers?

Orel said...

MFPGTUPFWIW