Friday, April 06, 2012

Game 2 Thread: April 6 @ Padres, 7p

Chad Billingsley (0-0, -.--) vs. Cory Luebke (0-0, -.--).

What do you mean the season isn't one game long? Dammit! And here I was ready to buy playoff tickets.

The Dodgers look to double their win total today as a hopefully vomit-free Chad Billingsley takes the mound. Thunder Thighs had a pretty rough spring (5.91 ERA, for what it's worth) and was reportedly working on his pitch selection until the end.

Then again, Matt Kemp showed us yesterday that spring training is just that. Chad's slate is clean until he throws his first pitch. Then we can pile on him.

The Padres are starting Cory "Jiffy" Luebke, who they liked enough to sign to a deal potentially worth $27.75 million through 2017. It's exactly the kind of move that's become the specialty of small- to mid-market teams. Which, thanks to Magic, we're no longer in danger of becoming. Thanks, Magic!*

* This emotion-induced blindness brought to you by Jiffy Lube.

335 comments:

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Dusty Baker said...

His nose looks very different to me looking at that pic Orel posted. It now looks smaller and straighter.

Spank said...

holy shit. i need to get rid of chris perez quick.

Spank said...

hairston sucks.

Orel said...

I think Chad struck me out tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon couldn't get to that foul ball, clearly he is too slow

Another K for Chadley

Alex said...

anyone else playing MLB's Beat The Streak?

Hideo Nomo said...

I still love O-Dog's spin move when he realizes he's been struck out looking.

Dusty Baker said...

[comment push]

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chad has 70 pitches through five innings.

Steve Sax said...

Why does Hairston suck? He's the least of our problems

Dusty Baker said...

What is that game Alex? I noted it but didn't dig into it.

Steve Sax said...

Chad is surprisingly solid tonight

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least Hairston can get on base.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steve Sax: not a big fan of Chad.

Orel said...

Vin says 1981 was the year of the comeback.

Orel said...

Angels and Royals scoreless in the 7th. Kinda surprising.

Alex said...

Pick one player every day who you think will get a hit. Get a hit, your streak continues; get no hits, start a new streak. Be the first to reach 57 games and win $5.6 Million

Franklin Stubbs said...

A good sales pitch by AJ, anyway.

Orel said...

Include Juan Uribe in your streak and win $5.6 billion!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Alex

I've played before, but I seem to crap out about 20 or so and give up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Comment page bump.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry gents, I'm off to get in a workout. Keep up the mojo.

Urine, keep up the mojo potatoes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

No noise from Owings there. Another K for Bills.

Franklin Stubbs said...

KX

Steve Sax said...

Comment page fist bump

Dusty Baker said...

Pick Urine, Alex, pick Urine!

Where is Eugenio Velez now?

rbnlaw said...

10 K's for Chadley. Honeycutt is a genius.

Dusty Baker said...

(sends another tersely-worded memo to Sons IT staff re comment template)

Orel said...

Ned Colletti signed Eugenio Velez to a two-year minor-league contract.

Orel said...

Chad cruising. Love it.

Spank said...

*belch*

Orel said...

Comment page suggestion: add

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after the page 1 address.

Spank said...

A time share in Coachella. That's the funniest thing I've heard all year.

rbnlaw said...

Kemp sucks.


I kid.

Alex said...

not a chance in hell - i'd pick that well zombie...

for those of you who missed it yesterday, urine's on the screen graphic for this year looks identical to the well zombie from walking dead

http://bit.ly/I4q5TE

Hideo Nomo said...

Found a fix for the comments. Sent it to the IT guys, then made fun of them for not having girlfriends.

Jason said...

@Sax

Heading to the girlfriend's home town. Just got to the hotel. It has no bar. This town blows.

Alex said...

^ bad use of a "-"

i know the sons are picky about their grammar and punctuation

rbnlaw said...

So quiet in Petco, all you can hear is Dodger fans.
Sort of a Highbury Library.

cc: Dusty

Orel said...

We are also picky about Kelsey Grammer's punctuation.

Alex said...

the swinging friar is out on good friday?

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKKK

Alex said...

anyone going to the grammar rodeo this year

Orel said...

The Swinging Friar is out on Passover?

Neeebs * said...

Oh Guiness, how doth I love you.

rbnlaw said...

I'd like to see this Chadley about 20 more times this season.


Please?

Alex said...

^

rbnlaw said...

Hey Neeebs, there's a bar at Primm Valley (armpit, I know, but I like it) that comps Guinness while you play.

They actually lost money on me yesterday.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm willing to let Kelsey Grammar not use the Oxford comma, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let Guinness be spelled with one "n".

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

That manual fix is your answer? You gotta know your audience, man. These people are fat, drunk, and stupid. I am all three.*

*Honorary drunk for now. #antibiotics

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ugh. Ethier would be buggin' the shit out of me if he didn't have that double and triple tonight. Wiener.

Orel said...

Guinnness?

Dusty Baker said...

Did somebody say armpit?

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier has a triple weiner?

rbnlaw said...

My new blog will be The Sons of Jerry Hairston.

Just because.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dusty has a wiener in his armpit?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, OBP machine.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Dusty

Unfortunately, we're all out of Luebke.

Spank said...

Alec Guinness?

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of Leubke, why did they keep him in so long?

Dusty Baker said...

Genuine class?

Orel said...

Urine wearing #5. Nomar is spinning in his grave.

Alex said...

piss

rbnlaw said...

I need Professor Ditty to come in here and explain this whole Bobby P thing with the Hogs.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy shit! 30 third basemen since Beltre?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Urine jumps the devil.

Paul said...

Uribe doesn't deserve to be called Urine.

Orel said...

Sons of Sons of Jerry Hairston Sr.?

Spank said...

Need some Leubke for that wiener,Dusty?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fack. He should've just struck out!

rbnlaw said...

Fucking urine.

rbnlaw said...

Ok Chase, nobody's kid is that stupid.

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

Pls don't mention Petrino. I'm too fragile.

Orel said...

"Uric acid crystals excreted in water are too good for you!"

Paul said...

I like Kemp's shoes.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel, or the sons of Max Venable.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, the Venables are related? Who knew!

Franklin Stubbs said...

30?!

Actually, come to think of it, I totally believe that.

Orel said...

Gold Gloves in the outfield!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hitting hard, but to no effect.

Paul said...

See Padres that is why you should Bunt!

Dusty Baker said...

Wilson Betemit. (cries)

Orel said...

Maximum Venable.

rbnlaw said...

Chadley should go for the complete game so we can hear Chad Moriyama's head essplode.

Orel said...

I heard they locked Lenny Dykstra up in a maximum Venable prison.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You knew what you were in for after the way Petrino left the Falcons.

Orel said...

Isn't Chad M. a big Chad B. defender?

Alex said...

vin just had someone fired...

Orel said...

Chads gotta stick together.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Dusty

I'll see your Betemit and raise it Jose Valentin.

Paul said...

Nice BUNT!!!

Alex said...

Chadley, Silver Slugger

Dusty Baker said...

I'll accentuate the positive: Casey Blake

Then the negative: Joyce DeWitt

Orel said...

Angels scored four against the Royals. Pujols must have hit four solo homers.

rbnlaw said...

DB, I was only getting the story via the ESPN bottom line. Something about him, a motorcycle, and a volleyball player?

Sounds like an ABC sitcom.

Orel said...

That's a 25-year-old volleyball player, mind you.

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously RBN, I'm too fragile right now. (sticks fingers in ears)


I said ears.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mike Edwards, anyone?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dusty is streaming the Podcast version of the game thread.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Let's bring it on home, Chadleigh.

rbnlaw said...

Chadley coming out for the complete game.

Suicide watch in Hawaii.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a good (shitty) idea: Have dramatic readings of our Game Threads and podcast them.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Billingsley is da man

Cliff Beefpile said...

hermida, hermiduh, hasenpfeffer incorporated.

Orel said...

DBT appearance!

Orel said...

Sorry, Chadley.

Cliff Beefpile said...

BAH! Come on, Mattingly! Booooooo!

Alex said...

*stands up and claps*

Hideo Nomo said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Hideo Nomo said...

That was for Donnie.

YAAAAAAYYYY CHAD.

Franklin Stubbs said...

8 2/3. I'll fucking take it!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Almost got the double play.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, 1/3. My bad.

Orel said...

Would you take 8 1/3?

Orel said...

Never mind.

rbnlaw said...

Bills pulled; Moriyama safe, although he said he would be fine with a CG.

Paul said...

We make 2-0 party!!!

Orel said...

Time of game: 2:27.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Undefeated! Suck it, Giants!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Starting the season off on the right foot!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, that was fun.

Dusty Baker said...

Statement game for Bills.

rbnlaw said...

Light up the hal... wait.

Open another beer, we're 2-0!!!!

Alex said...

W

Twas fun! See y'all tomm

Dusty Baker said...

We makin' early season party.

Dusty Baker said...

You know I can't stand to say anything bad about Vinny. But I don't know if I can get through a full season with the Hairston family history told at every at bat.

Spank said...

party

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@DB you know hairstons dad played for the white six all those years

Dusty Baker said...

[comment push]

Orel said...

PGTUP!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

GIBBERISH!!!! 2-0 Blue Crew! Drink more beer!

Spank said...

meow

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, what's the town?

Jason said...

@Sax

Yakima, WA. Meth lab capital of the pacific northwest.

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