Monday, April 23, 2012

Game 17 Thread: April 23 vs. Braves, 7p

Chris Capuano (1-0, 4.50) vs. Jair Jurrjens (0-1, 8.10).

The Dodgers return home after being thoroughly spanked by Houston at Minute Maid Park Sunday (the 12-0 defeat was the worst shutout loss in eight years). The Braves, 8-2 over their last 10, may indeed be hot. But the Dodgers are the only team in the majors to be undefeated at home (6-0)! Surely that streak won't stop tonight.

Matt Kemp is riding a one-game homerless streak (as is James Loney, I might add); Kemp's longest homerless streak this year is three games (April 10-12). Meanwhile, Jurrjens has failed to last longer than five innings in any of his three outings while surrendering five homers in 13 1/3 frames and allowing opponents to bat .362. I'm betting Kemp goes yard again this evening. (I'm not betting on Loney to go deep, however.)

As a bonus, SoSG Orel will be there at the Stadium tonight (assuming he can find his anorak and earmuffs). Drop a comment in the thread if you'll be there too, so you guys can share some hot chocolate together; it's a little-known fact that Orel always travels with mini-marshmallows at the ready. (Don't tell Juan Uribe.)

UPDATE 7:35p: Here's a shot from the Stadium from SoSG Orel, framing Chavez Ravine at dusk:

photo swiped from this blog, who captioned this with more info than I needed to know.

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Uribe 5
Ajellis 2
Capuano 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(pictured: DelinO in his "Sanford and Son" days)

Fred's Brim said...

Been feeling baseball grumpy since yesterday. I hope we start fielding better. We can't be giving away outs like that. With all of Hairston's fielding gems, I think we've forgotten we've been pretty bad out there lately

Steve Sax said...

With the exception of Urine, I think the players' positions also roughly correlate to the order of their batting averages

Steve Sax said...

fucking LOLMETS can't put up a fight against the Giants

Paul said...

Man I missed Vinny!

Paul said...

Man I really dislike Urine!

Spank Lapierre said...

I was about to give an Epale y'all when i change the channel to the game and it's blacked out. WTF?

Paul said...

You mean What The Le Fuck?

Spank Lapierre said...

Watching Brazil Butt Lift,Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap, get out of this

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Internet, stream better

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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Hideo Nomo said...

Capu-ohno.

Hideo Nomo said...

Whew!!!!

Alex said...

Whew!

WHAT UP SoSG?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whew.

Hideo Nomo said...

S'appenin', Alex!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think we're developing hive mind.

Alex said...

chillaxin, yo! Ready to get back on the winning track!

Alex said...

@MLSC

as long as our cycles don't start syncing up...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Evenin' folks. Tuned in just in time to see Deee-lite slap a single up the middle. Good to hear Vinny's voice again.

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny, I love you, but the tomahawk chop wasn't that cool. In fact, many of us hated it and were fairly offended by it.

Orel said...

GoDeeGo!

Dusty Baker said...

Nothing like a good bases loaded jam to start the game.

Dusty Baker said...

^That comment brought to you by ten minutes ago, which is where I am on the DVR.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Isn't there some kind of law against having that many j's in one's name? Was there a surplus at one point?

Fred's Brim said...

go Dee go!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Veteran AB!

Paul said...

This is where it gets good.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre!

Cliff Beefpile said...

1-0, peeps!

Paul said...

Yup. 1-0. Let's go Juan not Uribe!

Alex said...

Nice, piece of hitting by Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Dre!

Paul said...

Fuck.

Fred's Brim said...

Did you read Jon Weisman's post today, Juan?

Dusty Baker said...

What is Jjjjjjjjurjjjjjens' middle name?

Fred's Brim said...

i'll email you the link...

Alex said...

balls. At least we got one...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn you, Rivera!

Steve Sax said...

post updated with a shot from the Stadium from SoSG Orel

Hideo Nomo said...

Mr. Pink mention on the radio.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ooof.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sumbitch. David Ross? Really?

Alex said...

fiddlesticks...

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 7:39p: just tweeted out, it's Francoise

Paul said...

Fuck Dolphins.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hope Sax is enjoying this.

Dusty Baker said...

What sort of pansy-ass non-J having middle name is that?

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, good Dee showed up tonight!

Alex said...

NICE Deezer!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice play, Deee-lite!

Paul said...

Nice play Dee!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee? Dee.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty just received her "Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles" t-shirt she ordered a ways back. I'm SO proud of her!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I was gonna guess his middle name was Jingleheimer.

Hideo Nomo said...

Loney?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I was just gonna crack wise about Loney's suckiness and he shut me up mid-sentence. I'd be more excited it Urine weren't up next.

Hideo Nomo said...

OK, I'm not crazy. Vin called David Ross Brian McCann when he tried to throw out Dee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon, Uribe! Don't fuck up!

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT IS GOING ONNNNNN?

Paul said...

What shenanigans are these?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

B'waaaaah?

Alex said...

Damn, Loney makes it look so hard running the base paths...

Paul said...

More shenanigans!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

HOLY SHIT! Did I just see Uribe score from second!?!

Alex said...

WTF is going on?!

Was there a cheeseburger at home plate?

Dusty Baker said...

Sorcery afoot.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis!

Paul said...

Bunts psssh.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Why did it look like Urine ran faster than lone6

Fred's Brim said...

how many times is he going to get thrown out? they can't all be perfect throws

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. That woulda scored another run.

Paul said...

Gordon need to watch that Uribe run the bases.

Dusty Baker said...

I need t see the Uribe 2B->home run again. I think it was Hollywood trickery - camera magic. Can't be for real.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That wasn't even close, either...he was out by a mile.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Industrial Lights and Fat-asses.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. He smoked that one. Nice play by Gucci.

Fred's Brim said...

Feels like Matty's been pulling the ball a little more lately

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Dre nearly got that one

Dusty Baker said...

That would have gone out if it weren't 23 degrees and drizzly tonight in LA. Screw this weather.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jurrrrrjens isn't fooling anyone tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

well that was boring

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think I might have to try and snag one of those Maury Wills/Big D bobbleheads.

Steve Sax said...

I love the 570AM AAMCO commercial when they say, "Oh, the tranny. That's a complicated piece of equipment."

Hollywood johns, caveat emptor.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Spank Lapierre said...

*throws strike*

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shoulda stuck with soccer, Wilson.

Fred's Brim said...

a wave in the 4th? I blame Orel

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

next time, how about a 1-2-3 inning?

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Marla:

'Yotes are on their way to the second round. Looks like we'll finally find out when the Kings start their series soon.

Orel said...

"If You Could Join Any Band" segment - funny!

Paul said...

Shenanigans!!

Alex said...

april 1st?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Am I high?

Hideo Nomo said...

Orel is witnessing something even rarer than a perfect game.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sonofabitch!

Dusty Baker said...

This one, two, three punch of Loney, Urine, and Ajellis is really powerful!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Where the hell is there a Blimpie in SoCal? Besides at third base?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What is this I don't even

Paul said...

Shhhhhit. Lighting is gonna hit the scoreboard next.

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Hideo Nomo said...

@DB

More like a schoolyard slap fight than a punch combination.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I guess we're all high...Uribe just scored standing up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Was that the boulder from Raiders?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Ellis, everyone else that sucks on the team is hitting tonight.

Paul said...

Anybody want to go to Tacobell.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just don't know anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

Things you never thought you'd hear in my household:

"Wow, Loney's doing better than Kemp today." -MDIL

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, to be fair, Uribe has been working out lately. Here's video proof.

Uribe working out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Capuano. At least go 6.

Dusty Baker said...

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING???

Cliff Beefpile said...

So...I guess my buzz has worn off. That was ugly.

Paul said...

What the fuck?

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp if you're going to do that, at least mow some mofo over at the plate.

Shades of Brooklyn indeed, Vinny.

Paul said...

Does Uribe have to do everything???

Orel said...

General mood of disbelief at the stadium.

Dusty Baker said...

General mood of Scotch at the pad.

NicJ said...

That's going to hurt even more when Cap goes out and sucks it up in the bottom of the 6th.

Alex said...

#bizzaroworld

Paul said...

I could see Kemp injuring himself ala Russ Martin. Thank god that didn't happen.

NicJ said...

*top

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mellis wouldn't screw up like that.

Mainly because he wouldn't be on base in the first place.

Hideo Nomo said...

It was stupid, but at least it was funny.

NicJ said...

I bet Paul Oberjuerge is furiously typing up an I told you so article about kemp.

Dusty Baker said...

What are the Stat Lickers saying on the Twitters now?

Paul said...

Livan belongs in a beer league.

Dusty Baker said...

Welcome to our league, Livan!

Paul said...

Who the hell is Paul Oberjuerge? Sound like how you say my name drunk or vice versa.

Orel said...

Why bat Livan? Is a four-run deficit that insurmountable?

Paul said...

Get Livan a SOSG shirt!

Eugenio's Streak said...

You're lucky you're at the stadium, you didn't almost spit take hearing Vin talk about Juan being a key player tonight!

Paul said...

He is a machine.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine 3-3. I need oxygen.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodgers are trolling Sax's Mendoza post.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Dodgers are vacillating all over the place!

Dusty Baker said...

Urine's palms are hairy!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Vacillating in the dugout is against team rules, I think.

Paul said...

Urine is jolloping down to second.

Cliff Beefpile said...

There's the Uribe we know and love.

Paul said...

Vinny don't ever use Uribe and naked in the same sentence !!

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Uribe naked unto the world"

So much for my being able to vacillate ever again.

Paul said...

Donnie ran him three straight pitches, he must be trying to get him to pull a hammy.

Orel said...

Now it's genital disbelief.

NicJ said...

Oberjuerge is the one who wrote that Matt kemp was tw dumbest player he ever saw
A few years back. Haven't heard from him recently. Can't imagine why.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oberjuerge wrote an "I told you so, asswipes" piece in 2010 during Kemp's downslide.

Paul said...

That is even better than a certain LA Times hack who suggested Kemp should be traded for an "Ace".

Hideo Nomo said...

It's a DeBarge!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good outing for Cap, all things considered.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Don't remind me, Paul. I remember 2009 vividly, when every single hack said every single competent Dodger should be traded for Halladay.

Paul said...

Yup. Solid 7 after a quick travel day following a beat down. Just what they needed.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm so dead tired today. Couple slices of pizza and a couple of glasses of red, now I can barely stay awake. Dare I hit the sack - this one has the makings of something weird happening late.

And I don't want this one on my shoulders.

NicJ said...

Why the hell is Lindy pitching?

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID TINY SHIRT MAN

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WHY, LINDBLOM, WHY?!?!

Alex said...

Dusty rests his eyelids and that happened...

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID DUSTY

NicJ said...

If Donnie Can't trust any of the scrubs in the bullpen with a 4 run lead we might as well dump them an bring up some of the minor leaguers.

Orel said...

And it begins...?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I guess Javy's going to get some work tonight.

NicJ said...

At least we get to hear some Mariachi Vargas.

Orel said...

Don't do what Donnie Can't does!

Orel said...

No DSB. Such a relief.

Steve Sax said...

Loney IBB

#apocalypse

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I guess if you are gonna use Kennedy though, make his out count for something.

Paul said...

Well. Let's see.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe grand slam and I streak naked outside

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy shit, he's holding up on pitches outside the strike zone! Who the hell is this guy?

Alex said...

Take

Steve Sax said...

Livan wants to eat Uribe. But Uribe wants to eat Livan.

What to do?!?!

Steve Sax said...

TAKE THE PITCH URINE

Paul said...

Umm 86mph fastball blew by him.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Urine grand slam?

Steve Sax said...

Livan hungry. Uribe hungry.

Only one will feast.

NicJ said...

I love that Vin called Ethier and Kemp "The Left Hook and Roght Cross."

Cliff Beefpile said...

Between Hernandez and Uribe I think the average BMI is roughly about 55.

Alex said...

Seriously?!

Paul said...

Uritheotherway!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

No Javy tonight!

NicJ said...

*right

(where the fuck were you on that one autocorrect?!)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Uribe's 4-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI. I say that's still grounds for nude streaking.

Eugenio's Streak said...

4 for 4???

Orel said...

4 for 4!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This game is going rather well.

Hideo Nomo said...

Four-for-Fouribe

Steve Sax said...

Our fat guy beats their fat guy!

Paul said...

*writes "I love Urine" on Dusty's forehead*

Steve Sax said...

I suddenly want a Southwest Patty Melt.

And her.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Why the long face, Harang?

Orel said...

With that wrist injury, Urine's just kind of throwing the bat at the ball. But he's making contact.

Orel said...

PASTORNICKY

Alex said...

We make Urine party!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Quick, somebody stick Dusty's hand in a bucket of warm water before the PGT goes up!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

whoop whoop

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We win!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey Subway, I don't want to buy sandwiches that early!

Hideo Nomo said...

200?

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