Sunday, April 29, 2012

Game 22 Thread: April 29 vs. Nationals, 1p

Chris Capuano (2-0), 3.52 ERA) vs. Gio Gonzalez (2-0 1.52 ERA)

The Dodgers won a series against a good team! They survived Stephen Strasburg! They weathered the media circus around Bryce Harper's debut! Kemp totally Kemped! What's left? Oh, only going for the sweep against Gio Gonzalez, a guy who some consider the Nats' ace. (Wait? We still haven't faced their ace?!!!)

Oh, and one more little thing: Today marks the last game of the Frank McCourt era. (Barring any courtroom shenanigans.) How apropos that there's a party in the parking lot.

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I'll be on the field level with Mrs. Nomo and Nomo Jr. Drop a comment in the GT if you want to say hi.

120 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Uribe 3B
Loney 1B
Sellers SS
Treanor C
Capuano P

Dusty Baker said...

NATS:

Desmond 6
Lombardozzi 5
Werth 9
LaRoche 3
Nady 7
Espinosa 4
Harper 8
Flores 2
Gonzalez 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's a battle between Dusty's favorite teams! Who shall win his favor today?

Steve Sax said...

There's a decent amount of Zs in the Nationals lineup.

And I'm not just talking about the offense.

Dusty Baker said...

All Blue in this one, Marla. Tomorrow I can get back to hoping Nats do well and to liking Harper.

Steve Sax said...

GEKEULSTC

Dusty Baker said...

You can spell KEG and SLUT with those letters.

Steve Sax said...

Lots of LA sports goodness today. Angels on now, then Dodgers and Lakers, then Clippers tonight.

Dusty Baker said...
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Steve Sax said...

It also anagrams to GET SUCKLE

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, you gotta lay off the sauce as I have no idea what you're saying there

Dusty Baker said...
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Steve Sax said...

Interesting swag-less lineup today, on the same day that the LAT prints that "Don Mattingly is sticking with Dee Gordon in the leadoff spot". Okay then.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus fucking christ with this autocorrect shit. How do I turn it off on MacOS? It's one thing on one's phone but shit it's annoying on an actual computer.

Dusty Baker said...

How are the Angels a Los Angeles sports-watching opportunity?!?!

#LostAngelsOfCerritos

Dusty Baker said...

SoSG 6-0 in games attended this season. Pressure is on today, Nomo!

Dusty Baker said...

And KEGEL.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Get a room, you two.

Dusty Baker said...

I yelled "Get a room!" a lot at the game last night, much to Mrs. Dusty's chagrin.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, I have a feeling we should be playing Words With Friends.

Dusty Baker said...

Dirty Words With Friends

Dusty Baker said...

Just saw this Dylan Hernandez tweet:

"For readers whose newspapers included a first-edition #Dodgers game story w/o a final score, here's the final story: lat.ms/IwWmZe"

No cut to Dylan, but...god damn, man, are there really people out there at 11:00am the day after yesterday's game who are so lacking in news coverage and opportunities that they still don't know what the final score was? And would those people really be following your twitter feed?

Dusty Baker said...

Shockingly, Mark DeRosa is hurt again.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Skinny swag gets the day off vs. tough lefty. I'm cool with that. How did the nats find so many good starters? Man, they're stacked.

Steve Sax said...

Torino Hunter just lost a two-on two-out pop fly in the sun. Both runs score, it's 2-0 Cleveland in the fifth.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 11.05a: on the flip side, why is the LAT going to press at 8pm? It was a fucking 6pm start time (one hour earlier). Pay the overtime at the printing presses, dammit!

Steve Sax said...

26 comments and we have >90 mins until game time. I like it.

Dusty Baker said...

True, true.

On the other other hand, why is anyone still printing newspapers at all?

Dusty Baker said...

Watching Angels at my local MEX. felt bad for Torino for losing that ball in the sun. I don't, however, feel bad for Santana since he insists on having that seriously hideous chin beard thing. Good god, man, do you look in the mirror and think that's the way to roll?

Dusty Baker said...

Where my dawgs at?

Spanky, wake your ass up.

Steve Sax said...

And I feel bad for Pujols. The article is right, he's gotta stop taking the first pitch and getting in a 0-1 hole.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck pulgas. Great guy but he plays for Angels so I'm going to root against him.

(roots against Pujols)

Vernon Wells is having a better season thus far according to my cursory research on baseball reference, which is, admittedly, driven by two Cadillac margaritas and an ice cold pacifico.

Hideo Nomo said...

In Field 42, Vinny!

MR.F said...

I just watched the last 4 innings of last night's game.

(swoons)

Neeebs * said...

Suck it Gio.

Spank Lapierre said...

Lakers up ten points at the half.

Dusty Baker said...

This is all on your shoulders, Nomo!

Dusty Baker said...

Forgot about the Lakers. Some skank came in the bar and wanted to have it on the telly. We told her to screw off and so she left.

I didn't forget boat out Dre, though.

Neeebs * said...

In other news...Uribe still sucks.

Fred's Brim said...

Epale, yall! Recovering from a great wedding last night. The missus is napping so I watched the last two innings from last night *bows down in I'm-not-worthiness*. Now I am on the couch, Vinny, for today's game

Sellers with a double!

Steve Sax said...

Gnomes: since 42 field is the sun side...please make sure Nomo Jr is slathered in sunblock!

Dusty Baker said...

BHarp up to start the next inning.

Steve Sax said...

FB, the fact that you commented in last night's GAt had us all cracking up.

I noticed you weren't around for extras however. I assume you has other "pressing matters".

Fred's Brim said...

I was definitely pressing something last night!
say WHAAAT!?

Dusty Baker said...

Need any more eye black, Harper?

Fred's Brim said...

And yes, I found a quiet moment while the salads were being delivered to the tables to jump on the GT. It's funny that people leave you alone when they are hungry and the food is arriving

Fred's Brim said...

haha Dee and the cooler bag are BFF!

Fred's Brim said...

Is Tony Gwynn wearing Broxton's old pants?

Dusty Baker said...

Which hand were you using, FB?

Hideo Nomo said...

Sax: Row W, perfectly shaded. Kid's already cranky though, since we got here early. If I leave with no score (not that I'm doing that yet), is it still on me? Or do I get a no decision?

Dusty Baker said...

@ Nomo

Regrettably, it's still on you. Turnstiles= decision.

Hang in there, little Luke!

Dusty Baker said...

Vinny calling out TGJr for his baggy pants.

Fred's Brim said...

@FB, the left, AKA The Stranger

Fred's Brim said...

^@DB

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, FB.

Diggin me some Negra Modelo this fine fine afternoon.

Fred's Brim said...

Leave our bullpen gate alone, you asshole!

Hideo Nomo said...

That was a friggin' laser beam.

Fred's Brim said...

Excellent work, DB! Gonna brew me up a screwdriver methinks. *hopes we still have enough OJ left*

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone not that the THINK BLUE sign has been taken down at the Yard?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Cap, get us out of this

Fred's Brim said...

It better not be for good

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Cap!

Steve Sax said...

Boom! Way to muscle through the fourth inning, Capster

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: hey, we left last night at the stretch, but I'm still counting it as a win.

Here's a tip: don't go to the cotton candy until the fourth inning, at the earliest.

Good luck, Nomo jr!

Dusty Baker said...

I think it's just maintenance FB.

Also they do an annual THINK CURE thing so maybe they're getting ready for that. But still, it's unsettling.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty is mad at Gio

Fred's Brim said...

FB scared of change!

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly, nice catch

Fred's Brim said...

damndamndamn I thought we had something there.
Juanny is hitting the ball harder lately

Fred's Brim said...

weird, Harper looks older than his parents

Dusty Baker said...

Sweartogod a dude just sat down near me at the bar up is a DEAD RINGER for FB. Only difference is that this Dutch bag is wearing one of those Polo t-shirts with a giant US flag and giant Polo symbol on it,and I know FB would never do that.

Resemblance is uncanny, though.

Fred's Brim said...

Dusty, this probably doesn't need to be said, but you must kill my doppelgänger(s)

Fred's Brim said...

what games is the dude watching?

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

well said, Saxy!

Fred's Brim said...

nice catch!

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Treanor! get him over, Cap

Dusty Baker said...

I couldn't stop scaring at this fucker, FB.

Them Harper made that great catch, but of course I had to boo him for doing so. FB doppelgänger then started getting mouthy about being respectful to a new player and shit like that. That's how I knew it wasn't you.

Dusty Baker said...

Staring

Dusty Baker said...

Then

Fred's Brim said...

respectful to a new player? I wouldn't even know how to respond to that. Maybe it's a custom of the polo circuit

For every Nats batter that comes up, ask him if it's OK to boo them based on their days of service

Hideo Nomo said...

Tantrum caused us to flee after 4.5. He's now asleep. WHY COULDN'T HE DO THAT IN HIS SEAT?!

I'll let the scorers decide my credit or blame.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a walk

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with a walk

Fred's Brim said...

Juanny walks to ardiend the bases

Hideo Nomo said...

Shhh. No one tell Gio where the strike zone is.

Steve Sax said...

James Frickin Loney baby!

2-0 Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Runny goodness! JLO!!!!!!

What did I just type?

Fred's Brim said...

James with the 2R single!!

Hideo Nomo said...

LONEY!!!


See? I was holding them back.

Steve Sax said...

When I was driving, I heard this gem from Rick Monday:

"Espinoza is 1-for-10 in this series, so he's made ten outs..."

Nice math, Rickster.

Steve Sax said...

Treanor with two out two on

Steve Sax said...

All about the Loney there.

Dodgers up 2-nil through six

Dusty Baker said...

Nomo-

You couldn't make it through 5 for the decision? Dang.

Between you and Sax, with the kid meltdown thing, I am much further back in my thinking around having kids or not. This is good birth control!

Hideo Nomo said...

Heh. The fifth ended while I was still on the premises.

Dusty Baker said...

Quit grinning, Harper, you arrogant c word.

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, so Nomo is on the hook for the decision, then.

Fred's Brim said...

huh? mid at-bat?

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously,there has to be a story re TGJr's pants today. Paging Mitch Pool!

Fred's Brim said...

nice game, Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Josh!

Lets get some more runs!

Fred's Brim said...

Matt can't lay off the tough pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Juanny walks again?

Fred's Brim said...

Juanny walks again!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Loney doesn't have opp field bison power... Oh well

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit, Harper is all set up to be the hero here...

Come on KJ

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Hideo Nomo said...

Six straight balls.

Hideo Nomo said...

Did a Honeycutt talk just work?

Steve Sax said...

Nice job KJ. Nady K swinging for out 1

Dusty Baker said...

Don't let Harper be the hero. It will ruin the rest of my weekend.

Steve Sax said...

That's out number two!

Steve Sax said...

Shit, here is Bryce.

Hideo Nomo said...

I TAKE CREDIT!!!

Steve Sax said...

Boom! Dodgers, 10 games over .500!

Fred's Brim said...

Sweeparty!
4-2 vs two good teams! I'll take it!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dusty's mistress is overrated.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

Credit given! Good work!

Dusty Baker said...

PGT up!