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.

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Dusty Baker said...

@skinnyswag9 SS
MEllis 2B
@TheRealMattKemp CF
Rivera 1B
Ethier RF
Hairston LF
Uribe 3B
@AJEllis17 C
Billingsley P

Spank said...

nice lineup.

*rolls eyes*

Orel said...

D'backs just took a 5-3 lead against Lincecum and the Giants in the 6th.

Spank said...

tim-meh

MR.F said...

WASH YO HAIR TIMMEH

Orel said...

Don't think we're going to beat 442 comments tonight.

Neeebs * said...

Up in dis bish. Yes siree. Go blueski.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ready for some J(err)y Hairston, Jr. action!

Hideo Nomo said...

Trying to get my son to put some pants on, Vinny!

Paul said...

Trying to get Neeebs to put some pants on Vinny!

Paul said...

Stupid sexy cool ocean air.

Hideo Nomo said...

DRE!!!!!!!!

Paul said...

Nice hit Dre!

Hideo Nomo said...

Andre Ethier can't hit lefties.

rbnlaw said...

Can't hit lefties my ass. Namaste, bishes.
Thanx to my man DB for the assist. I was pretty loud last night, and the bar appreciated it.

rbnlaw said...

Me and Hideo on the same page.

rbnlaw said...

Public enemy number one from Chadley.

rbnlaw said...

2 batters: 2K's for Chadley.

Dusty Baker said...

Brad Ausmus on KPCC right now, per Mrs Dusty.

Steve Sax said...

Andre with two RBI in the first!

Dusty Baker said...

DVRing the game until MDIL gets home from work, Vinny!

Neeebs * said...

Trying to keep my pants off Vinny.

rbnlaw said...

And Chadley gets Hedley to K.
World Series, here we come.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers-Padres, MLB.tv free game of the day

+ Sax out of market, not subject to blackout

= VIN SCULLY!!!!!

Neeebs * said...

Everyday Im shufflin.

Orel said...

Great start by Bills!

Orel said...

OMG Urine Ks!

Hideo Nomo said...

Credit Urine for taking 3 pitches before striking out swinging.

Orel said...

We've got half the SoSG softball team in here!

rbnlaw said...

Why is Urine still with this team again?

Dusty Baker said...

I can't believe they did away with badges. Terrible decision by MLB. They were probably tired of Sax writing them letters about the system.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel the better half, I'd say.

Orel said...

Namaste, rbn.

Orel said...

Urine: 3 years, $21 million.

Spank said...

No KCAL up in my bish again. I guess I'll get drunk and annoy my neighbors.

Orel said...

What light through yonder window breaks?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, bishes!

Orel said...

Hey, Giants lost!

Orel said...

Shouldn't have touched that, Kemp.

Orel said...

Stubbs! Another softballer!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's good!

Hideo Nomo said...

Jerry Hilariouston.

Orel said...

The toppings contains potassium benzoate.

Orel said...

^ contain

Hideo Nomo said...

Half the SoSG softball team is here to watch Hairston disgrace our jersey number.

Orel said...

KKKK

Orel said...

Vin says Jerry Meals has "quite an active strike zone." A very nice way of saying it's wider than a barn door.

rbnlaw said...

KKKKhadley. Doesn't quite work for him.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel: Damn you Ned.

Orel said...

Yvonne Carrasco tweets: "My mom's favorite Dodger is Billingsley, except she thinks his name is Billingsby. Cut her slack though, English is her second language!"

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Orel said...

Urine is so much dead weight. Completely untradeable...except maybe to the Giants?

Alex said...

What up Sons! 2 fer 2 in GTs this season!
How's thunder thighs doin?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee-ouble play!

Orel said...

Marla! Alex! It's a pahty!

Franklin Stubbs said...

ujtd!

Orel said...

Luebke gave up two in the first, Marla.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just got back from the D-Backs' home opener.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Evenin' ya'll.

Sonofabitch, how sad is it that Thunder Thigh's swing is so much better than lard-ass Uribe's?

Steve Sax said...

Sweet job Dee!!!

2-0 LA through two

Franklin Stubbs said...

The bearded baby commercial is horrifying

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking bunts.

rbnlaw said...

Using a baby to sell Just for Men. I don't get it.

In other news, Dee Gordon did not strike out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Beer status: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye.

Cc: WBT

Orel said...

Mellisandre?

Orel said...

We are painting the foul lines!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

2bagger for Mellis.

Orel said...

Cliffy! Yet another softballa!

Alex said...

It's weird, I've been lurking for 2+ seasons now - I feel like I know y'all but u have no idea who I am :-)

Mellis! I'll take it!

Orel said...

Wine status: something red.

rbnlaw said...

Mark Ellis for MVP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ellis is hitting way better than I expected. Hope he keeps it up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is an incredible turnout for a Friday night.

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Slow roller for Kemp! Mellis scores!

Hideo Nomo said...

GIFT RUN!

Alex said...

Heads up base running!!!

LOPES!!!

Orel said...

DAMN YOU CONFLICTING EDIT

Orel said...

Oh, we know who you are, Alex. You're someone in a GT on a Friday night. You're one of us!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"The natives are restless here in San Diego."

Dusty Baker said...

@Alex

Glad you're joining in! You will learn a lot here.





Not.

Orel said...

Another free base! The Padres sure are generous this year.

Dusty Baker said...

In-game update on the main page. An important, breaking news story.

Alex said...

@MLSC

I'm passing up laser tag for Vinny, my boys in blue and Sons!

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel 7:45: Heh.

Maybe Ethier can bat after Mark Ellis sometime this season to throw a bone to the fantasy nerds.

Orel said...

Stubbs: 11-8. That is all.

rbnlaw said...

In honor of Spank, I'm starting shit with my neighbors.
They're Angel fans.
And this, Matt Fucking Kemp, FTW.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Terrible defense is terrible.

Orel said...

Man, the Padres are a mess. 4-0 Dodgers.

Hideo Nomo said...

Cool, they show baseball bloopers on TV now.

Orel said...

Nice post, Dusty. Can't believe you beat Roberto to that one.

Orel said...

Vin says Ethier's double was his first XBH against a lefty in 47 ABs.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel: I just said the same thing here, they just look awful. I almost feel bad for them. Almost.

Orel said...

If Cory Luebke went against Kyle Lohse, who would win?

Orel said...

Agree, almost. Let's not lose our minds here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I know it was outside, but shut up, Andre.

rbnlaw said...

How fucking wide is the strike zone?
And Vin with the hanging participles.

Orel said...

"...hang a participle, split an infinitive..." —Vin, on Ethier cussing from the dugout

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, two runs, I'll take it.

Orel said...

Like I said, wider than a barn door. Let's take advantage of it.

Alex said...

I <3 Vin

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KKKKK

Orel said...

KKKKK

Neeebs * said...

Guiness on the table, Prog rock on stage, Dodger game on the bar. Weekend starts.

Orel said...

Can we play every game against the Padres?

rbnlaw said...

Congrats to Alex for his first 100 and not even knowing it.

Alex said...

11 strikeouts cause his strikezone is everywhere...

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Orel said...

Neeebs doin' it in style!

Alex said...

@rbnlaw

THANKS! hahah

Orel said...

KKKKKKK

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Two three-K innings for the Chadmeister.

rbnlaw said...

Chadley is on fire. Strike zone or not.

Dusty Baker said...

What sort of utter gibberish and borderline terrorism must a two-year lurker like Alex have absorbed in this space? Scary.

Steve Sax said...

4-0 LA through three

Orel said...

Ha, Urine can't buy a hit.

rbnlaw said...

Uribe made contact. Incredible.

Neeebs * said...

@Orel, Im in Reseda so its ot much style points

Dusty Baker said...

Did Dre get a nose job? His nose looks smaller. I couldn't put my finger on it last night when I saw him; I thought he might have put on weight in his face. But now our household is guessing a nose job.


ps- Humpty just called and said no nose jobs!

rbnlaw said...

I think this is my 3rd season on the threads. A lot of that gibberish was mine.


And I was probably drunk.

Orel said...

Ethier needs a nose job like Kemp needs to win the lottery.

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

At least one of those assertions is true.

Dusty Baker said...

Tell me Dre doesn't look somewhat different in the face.

Orel said...

Whoa, Pick Your Part lady.

Hideo Nomo said...

Chad will get a hit sometime tonight. You have to figure he and Kershaw have their personal contest going again, and Chad's already down a hit.

Orel said...

We need Karina and/or MB to chime in on Andre's alleged rhinoplasty.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KKKKKKKK

Orel said...

KKKKKKKK

Orel said...

KKKKKKKK

Orel said...

Dopplepost!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KKKKKKKK

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Should I post it again?

Hideo Nomo said...

I read that as "Dee got a nose job".

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chad holds the runner to second.

Orel said...

We don't beat dead horses around here.

Orel said...

We don't beat dead horses around here.

Orel said...

We don't beat dead horses around here.

Alex said...

scary? Maybe. But I feel safe enough to come out the shadows...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Orel, you just want to increase the thread count.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nasty stuff, Chad.

Dusty Baker said...

How is Kershaw's hat already so skanky?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Another scoreless frame for Bills.

Hideo Nomo said...

For the record, I think Dre just lost weight in the face.

Then Uribe found it.

Dusty Baker said...

Kershaw's Skanky Hat will be a Sons spin-off project in 2013.

Dusty Baker said...

Those Friar shoulder patches look like Nomo's kid drew them.

Hideo Nomo said...

Kershaw barfed on his hat.

Orel said...

I do enjoy a high thread count.

Orel said...

Is a rabbit loose?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

See Dee run.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

No, but I think I just stepped on a frog.

Alex said...

bullshit blue!

now that i think about i started lurking around when Torre came in sipping bigelow green tea

Orel said...

Dee: 0 for 1 in SB.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He was safe.

rbnlaw said...

Kershaw's Skanky Hat opening for Radiohead at Coachella this year.

Alex said...

Dee should be on Third...

Dusty Baker said...

For the record, I am sipping Bigelow Green Tea this very moment!

Orel said...

I wish Torre had been sponsored by Yamamotoyama green tea.

Alex said...

i'll be at Coachella next weekend!!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck your fucking spring stats!

Orel said...

Kemp is picking up where he left off.

rbnlaw said...

Ok, I came out of the commenting closet on opening day when Hudson hit for the cycle against the Gnats.

Orel said...

Is Radiohead indeed playing Coachella?

Orel said...

Really, rbn? That seems so...recent.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I can't recall when I started commenting.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That pickoff move does not appear particularly deceptive.

rbnlaw said...

@Alex; be sure to catch Broxton's Sweaty Undies in the Sahara tent. Their set is right before LMFAO.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

1 down, 49 to go.

Alex said...

@orel
they are headlining the 2nd night! should be epic!

Orel said...

THAT'S how you steal a base!

Dusty Baker said...

I was in tha house when O-dog hit for that cycle, sitting in infield reserve above third base, so I had a clear view of when he hit a triple to make the cycle.

Franklin Stubbs said...

39 of each left to go, Matty

rbnlaw said...

My name is Matt Kemp, and I do everything.
#MVP

Orel said...

Jim Rivera HBP. Two on, two out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Triple Dre!

Alex said...

fuck yeah DRE!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Andre put some nasty on it!

Alex said...

@rbnlaw

hahaha love the brox snark - keep it comming

Steve Sax said...

Andre is a giant tonight

Nice triple

rbnlaw said...

@Orel, I know what you mean. I think that was 2009, same year we got Manny.
And then there's this:

My name is Andre Ethier, and I want a new contract.
#canthitlefties?

Steve Sax said...

@Alex 8:21p: I will not be at Coachella this weekend! I will be enjoying hot showers!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Micah Owings? He's still pitching? I thought someone would have converted him to a batter by now.

Steve Sax said...

So that's where Owings has ended up! SD.

rbnlaw said...

As for Coachella, I have no clue about the line up.

And good luck to Brox tonight in Anaheim tonight.

Alex said...

Sax it's my first year going but i've heard the stories - luckily im going with friends who have a time share in the area!

Steve Sax said...

Come on Jerry, knock in Dre

Paul said...

Weeeeeeee!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, walk machine.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

And Uribe kills the inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

Juan Uribe, wet blanket.

Alex said...

piss

Orel said...

Nose job or not? You decide.

Steve Sax said...

Of course Uribe sucks it up, popping out to Hudson

Vin: "Going back to his familiar ways of swinging at the first pitch."

Hideo Nomo said...

Broxton is still wearing blue and facing teams I don't like. He's OK in my book.

Jason said...

Checking in from the road in the middle of bum fuck Washington. Stuck with Charlie and Rick on the mlb app audio feed and desperate for a beer at the end if this interminable road trip.

By the way, I stole Neeebs' pants. You can find them somewhere on the side of Mt Adams.

Steve Sax said...

I hate Juan Uribe

6-0 Dodgers through 4.5 innings

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

His nose looks the same to me.

Steve Sax said...

Jason: go get a beer, it makes Charley and Rick more tolerable

Steve Sax said...

@Jason, why are you on the road this weekend?

Orel said...

If I could make Vin and a beer appear for you, Jason, I would.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The O-Dog with a backwards K.

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKK

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