Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Game 19 Thread: April 25 vs. Braves, 7p


Ted Lilly (2-0, 0.69) vs. Brandon Beachy (2-1, 0.47).

The Dodgers look to get back to their winning ways at home against Beachy, who held the Diamondbacks scoreless over 7 1/3 innings in his last start. If Lilly expects to win, he won't be able to walk six like he did in his last start, against the Astros. Offensively, let's hope the Dodgers tighten up their game on the basepaths. But hey, at least they're getting on base.

196 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Beachy? Keen.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Hairston 5
Gwynn 7
Ajellis 2
Lilly 1

Steve Sax said...

Rox already split a pair with Pittsburgh

Arizona dropped one to the Phils

SF scoreless in the second

Hideo Nomo said...

Pujols still homerless.

6 Dodger starters have a higher OPS.

Orel said...

From TBLA:

Monday night's game with the Braves featured a pair of ill-advised baserunning plays by the Dodgers. Matt Kemp tried to score from first base with nobody out on a single, and was easily thrown at home, and Dee Gordon was thrown out trying to steal second base with a runner on third base, one out, and Kemp on deck.

Mattingly called a team meeting before today's game to address the baserunning woes, which have occurred more often than Monday night. "There have been times we're happy with things and times we're not happy. It's been a sense of concern," Mattingly said.

The Dodgers stole successfully 76% of the time last season, fifth in the National League, but this season have been caught 11 of 23 times. But it's not just base stealng, as the Dodgers have also made 11 outs on the bases, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for most in the league.

"Last year we really ran the bases well," Mattingly said. "This year we've made some mistakes. We've gotten away with it. But we don't feel like we can continue to get away with it. It's an area we need to improve.

Mattingly said the meeting addressed all types of baserunning mistakes, which have been occurring since the start of the season.

"It's been brewing. We've made too many mistakes," Mattingly said. I don't feel like we're good enough to make mistakes and give runs away and give outs away."

Steve Sax said...

giants up 2-1 but reds are threatening more in the seventh with none out and two RISP

Hideo Nomo said...

Cooking bulgogi, Vinny!

karina said...

Epale everyone! I've missed all the fun in here but tonight, I can watch the game on tv

karina said...

No Vinny though :(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

My internet sucks!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

At the stadium, field level section 24...., anyone else here?

Hideo Nomo said...

MSTI able to tweet from the game. The dead zone has not yet taken out his fancy New York cell phone.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey kids! What's shakin'?

Franklin Stubbs said...

My reception was alright, but I wasn't there on a high-traffic night, fo sho.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Where is everyone? Are we winning yet? Why do I taste tuna? This thread has a weird smell. The president is a Democrat! Hello? Hello?!?!

Franklin Stubbs said...

This game doesn't seem to be waiting around.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Everyone in the division has already lost. The Rox did split a double header, but I'm willing to overlook it.

karina said...

Stubbs is right!

Steve Sax said...

I'm here, Mr LA SC

Alex said...

HERE!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't believe you, Sax. Prove it.

karina said...

Bamsucka steal!

karina said...

who wanna bet Gordon scores?

karina said...

guess it wasn't so :(

Orel said...

Epale, mofos!

Hideo Nomo said...

Seems like Mellis is coming up with two outs a lot.

Orel said...

Diving Dee!

Alex said...

Nice grab, Deezer!

Hideo Nomo said...

DEEEEEE.

karina said...

I'm afraid to love this kid because i don't want him to suck

Hideo Nomo said...

Freddy Freeman is Stan Lee's favorite player.

Hideo Nomo said...

You sound like a true parent, Karina.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Their #5 is way better than our #5

Orel said...

Crying Freeman is Kazuo Koike's favorite player.

Orel said...

Dammit.

Alex said...

fiddlesticks....

Orel said...

Tie it up, Bison!

Orel said...

Dammit.

Hideo Nomo said...

Our #5 is our #3, which makes it worse, I think.

Orel said...

Andre double!

Spank Lapierre said...

^random beaning

Steve Sax said...

Loney can't GIDP!

He can't hit, either.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wasted.

Orel said...

But enough about Dusty.

Orel said...

Ted Lilly kind of looks like Andre Agassi.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Damn I think Wallach just gave Lilly the "choke" sign!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Freddy Freeman is Elvis's favorite player.

Orel said...

Dee ties it up!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's fuck this Beach up!

Alex said...

Tie ball game!

Hideo Nomo said...

A run!

But Mellis is up with two out again. See?

Dusty Baker said...

Hey! I saw that comment.



And resemble it.

Alex said...

whats that liquid falling from the sky?

Orel said...

Dammit, Mellis!

Paul said...

That Lilly bunt sure fucked up that rally.

Dusty Baker said...

"Pujols hitless, Angels lose again"

Pity.

Dusty Baker said...

BOOM!!!!!!

Orel said...

"Come rain or come shine, home run!" —Vin

Paul said...

Bison bomb!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FYFST

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Mattycakes in the rain!!!!!

Alex said...

RAIN DANCING!

Dusty Baker said...

Call the damn game already!

Orel said...

Go rain!

Dusty Baker said...

That was a fucking BOMB, ladies and gents. Way up in the seats.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There are ladies here? When did this happen?

Dusty Baker said...

437 ft

Dusty Baker said...

Karina weighed in earlier, and she's all lady.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Where is this other lady to warrant pluralization though?

Dusty Baker said...

"Alex" could be a male or female, I suppose.

Orel said...

Pitchout with Andre on base?

Orel said...

Dammit Larry, act your age!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That seems like an unnecessary gamble, Dusty.

Hideo Nomo said...

One Son is female.






On weekends.

Alex said...

don't get your hopes up fellers - i pee all over the seat whilst standing...

Paul said...

That is why they call him Stubbs.

Orel said...

Another Hairston defensive gem!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I knew DelinO had to pay the bills, but yeesh.

Alex said...

^ I found that out the hard way...

Orel said...

Oh good, it's Juan Uribe.

Alex said...

speaking of peeing...

Hideo Nomo said...

Uribe hitting for Lilly...push?

Paul said...

Uribe swings like my 18 month old.

Dusty Baker said...

@Alex

ANd you check in from the shit stalls all over LA!

Hideo Nomo said...

What's with Mattingly's hook when guys are cruising? Lilly only threw 79.

Alex said...

piss.

Hideo Nomo said...

Nope. Lilly would have made contact.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey Beachy: We'll beat ye!

Alex said...

Pinche Beachy

Hideo Nomo said...

WE CHASED A STARTER!

(19 outs in.)

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh wait, we chased Jujubee the other night, too.

Dusty Baker said...

We chased him down to Triple A, in fact.

Alex said...

jergens lotion got sent down?

Paul said...

Anyone who give up hits to Uribe needs to be sent down

Paul said...

Henley Jursen!

NicJ said...
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Dusty Baker said...

Yep. He got sent down that night, in fact.

Alex said...

Does attendance go up after this homestand when Magic and Co. get the team?

Dusty Baker said...

Attendance goes up when summer arrives and the kiddies are out of school and the weather rocks.

Paul said...

Watch the four seam fastball Janely.

Dusty Baker said...

Sittdown, Arkie!

Orel said...

Arky Vaughan?

Hideo Nomo said...

On attendance: The pregame show had clips of Piazza hitting home runs into a COMPLETELY EMPTY pavilion.

Basically, people not showing up to Dodger games is not a new thing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Insurance, plz.

Dusty Baker said...

"The Boy from Houston"

Vinny, there are multiple people from Houston playing the game of baseball.

cc: Nomo
cc: Tedious pet peeves file

karina said...

@Nomo *blushes*

Paul said...

I remember strawberry hitting them out in an empty pavilion in 91.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Hinske

Dusty Baker said...

On the positive Vin note:

Is there anything better than how Vin pronounces "O'Flaherty"?

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB

On that same topic (and this isn't really a Vin thing), not everyone can be the pride of where they're from.

Paul said...

Fuckin 91.

Cc: Spanky.

Hideo Nomo said...

That "strike" was halfway to the Dodger dugout.

Paul said...

Neeebs is the pride of Delano and he wasn't even born there.

Hideo Nomo said...

And that one was halfway to the Brave dugout.

Paul said...

Just a bit outside Jerry.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yahoo needs to update their photos. Jerry's still a Nat, and Mellis is still an A.

Hideo Nomo said...

Tony Gwynn will not hit a home run here.

Alex said...

the fuck was that Jr?

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly Nomo. That's why I cc'd you bc I know that really bugs you.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Everyone is what Vin says they are.

Alex said...

^

Paul said...

Here we go.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT THE FUCK, UMP.

Not that any of these guys were gonna do anything.

Paul said...

Pretty much.

Alex said...

someone remind Javy that sleeved blankets are for closers...

Orel said...

Redemption time, Javy!

Dusty Baker said...

Is my feed like 45 seconds behind, or are you guys prescient?

Hideo Nomo said...

Those pitches were a lot closer on Gameday. Nevermind.

Alex said...

#SATword

Paul said...

I am always in the prescient.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Dusty

Yes.

Dusty Baker said...

"The Pride of Orange, California"

And there it is.

Dusty Baker said...

KCAL9 must be 3 minutes behind or something.

Orel said...

Dammit....

Alex said...

HOLY SHIT.

Orel said...

Wow, Javy got tagged by that liner. seems to be okay.

Paul said...

Ouch.

Orel said...

Guerra: one tough mother!

Paul said...

Javy looked more pissed than hurt.

Alex said...

#cojones

Dusty Baker said...

Can't fuck with Javy. He da man!

Dusty Baker said...

What does Uggla mean in Swedish? I can't remember.

cc: EK

Alex said...

FUCK

Orel said...

Javy blows it again!

Paul said...

Fuck!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

SON OF A FUCKING BEACH

Dusty Baker said...

SON OF A FUCKING BEACH

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Let's get some outs, please.

karina said...

don't like this Torre way to handle Guerra

NicJ said...

This sucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

Welp, there goes the PGT.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty, hit fast forward on your DVR.

Neeebs * said...

Flip flop the closers

Paul said...

Balls.

Hideo Nomo said...

SONOFAFUCK.

NicJ said...

It's hard to blame Javy on this one. Still sucks though.

Neeebs * said...

Gave up hits on 0-2 counts? I blame him.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not again...

Spank Lapierre said...

BOOOOOO!

Hideo Nomo said...

How do you not blame Javy?

Paul said...

Make it stop.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Javy probably should have been pulled after that liner.

Alex said...

#jansentime

karina said...

Ok, get Javy out of there and give him a couple of days to rest.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

All caught up on DVR. It's that much of a lag.

Glendale is closer to DS than Pasadena, I guess.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hate going out like that.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'd want Jansen to be the closer, but Twitter told me he can't handle it.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, after seeing the slomo replay, I have no idea why he stayed in.

Holy shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Good. Hit some mofos.

Paul said...

I want the Dodgers to score more than 2 runs a game.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, why not?

NicJ said...

What is that like three losses on guerra already. That's not good.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Apparently, you can fuck with Javy, and he not da man.

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

karina said...

they totally can win this game

Alex said...

I'm glad your here Karina...

Orel said...

Resident optimist Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Donnie should have learned from Broxton that if it looks like there's something wrong with the pitcher, there probably is.

NicJ said...

What sucks even more is that liner off his face could have been a DP because of the shift they were playing for McCann

Paul said...

Here comes the heat.

Paul said...

This lineup is looking sadder.

NicJ said...

We totally can win, Javy is going to pitch for the braves now, right?

Hideo Nomo said...

KENNEDYYYYYYYYYYYY....

White flag.

Alex said...

@SoSG

forgive my spelling in my last comment...

(cries)

Paul said...

Buh bye.

Paul said...

There goes our .239 leadoff hitter.

Alex said...

BALLS

karina said...

THAT had to happen.

Sweet dreams everyone!

Orel said...

Our weaknesses are becoming more pronounced.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Back-to-back "ouch" losses.

Cauterize that shit on the off day.

Dusty Baker said...

My weakness is exposed, too.

Alex Cora said...

ThIs was much more painful to "watch" on MLB gameday. Man that "in play, run(s)" comment really cuts deep.

Alex Cora said...

ThIs was much more painful to "watch" on MLB gameday. Man that "in play, run(s)" comment really cuts deep.

Steve Sax said...

that fucking sucked.

Hideo Nomo said...

MFPGTUP!