Sunday, April 08, 2012

Game 4 Thread: April 8 @ Padres, 1p

Aaron Harang vs. Clayton Richard.

After blowing out the bullpen using eight pitchers on Saturday, the Dodgers look to Harang to get the sweep and potentially achieve their first 4-0 start since the momentous year of 1981. I know, I know, it's the Padres. I shouldn't be getting ahead of myself. But we can at least look to go into the Monday off-day with a win, right?

Look for Matt Treanor to get the start to rest AJ Ellis, who hit his first home run of the year and third HR of his career in last night's win. Ellis is batting .333 with a 1.205 OPS, and deserves the rest day; Treanor had a two-RBI single in an exhibition game against the Angels on Tuesday. And with every Matt Treanor mention comes an obligatory shot of his wife, Misty May Treanor!

151 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm fairly certain she's not a lazy girl.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon SS
Sellers 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Rivera LF
Uribe 3B
Loney 1B
Treanor C
Harang P

Dusty Baker said...

Not flippin Uribe god dammit!

Hideo Nomo said...

The more at-bats Uribe has to show he's useless, the faster he'll get DFA'd.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Sorry I've been on very little of late - I'm transplanting myself and the family from upstate CA to upstate NY, starting tomorrow. Thank God the season has started, it's given me moments of normality in an otherwise insanely stressful and hectic period of life.

One thing I can absolutely guarantee will happen before I log back in... Uribe will get a hit. He's just got to... Law of Averages... blind squirrel finding a nut... something.

Looking forward to reporting from either Pittsburgh or Flushing (both? wife permitting...) on "road trips"... PPR

Go Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Huge move, PPR! At least you're getting out from under the dark shadow of Gnats territory. Good luck - look forward to hearing from you from the Least Coast.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Wotcherpale'sup, Karina!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! My first epale of the season!

Orel said...

8-13? What the hell, Stubbs?

Dusty Baker said...

What did Stubbs do (or not do)?

Dusty Baker said...

Will this also serve as a sub-GT for Masters watching?

karina said...

sorry for my absence but i was at the beach with my family and blogger is not kind with my phone, hope you've been optimistic and all :)

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I've ben trying to fill in optimism for you, but there's no substitute for the real thing!

And there's been a lot to be optimistic about, after all. 3-0!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's back to 10-8.

Spank said...

"Ain't nothin' like the real thing,baby"

Alex Cora said...

Good luck with the move PPR. If u get MLB premium though u can watch the dodgers all the time since u r out of the area!

Spank said...

It's hard not to be optimistic when the team is 3-0 but I'm sure one of us could find a way.

Alex Cora said...

Urine again? Wallach needs to take a couple of steps over from the 3rd base coaching box to play in his place.

Dusty Baker said...

Double eagle on second hole? Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

Just talked to my father in law re Dodgers. Boy is he fired up and optimistic. You and he would have had a field day talking, Karina! If my father in law is optimistic, we must have something going.

Orel said...

10-9? What the what, Stubbs?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana both have two homers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Angels down three in the first. That is acceptable.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't see this working out for Team Stubbs unless Matt Cain gets shelled today. Not that I would complain.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

As Tim Allen would say, I need more power.

Alex said...

And we're off...

Spank said...

whoa. my pitchers stink.

Steve Sax said...

Loney or Uribe, which one will get a hit first?

Steve Sax said...

MLB At Bat works with bluetooth audio from the road! That's good.

First two Dodgers quickly retired. That's bad.

Dusty Baker said...

I can't read and forgot what time the game started: that's bad!

Alex said...

Hot wife, bad arm...

Orel said...

Harang not exhibiting pinpoint accuracy so far.

Hideo Nomo said...

At Bat was at least 60 seconds behind last night.

Spank said...

I may need some rope to Harang myself if he keeps pitching like this.

Orel said...

1-0 Padres. Hmmm.

Alex said...

C'mon chinstrap!

Orel said...

Apparently Harang is still on the Padres' payroll.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yonder hasn't been the same since Dr. doom stole his power.

Fred's Brim said...

Throw strikes, stupid!

Orel said...

2-0 Padres after half an inning.

Orel said...

I mean one inning.

Fred's Brim said...

Nice pickup, Mehllis

Fred's Brim said...

or was that Sellers?

Dusty Baker said...

He failed to rang 'em up. Weak sauce, Aaron.

Alex said...

piss

Dusty Baker said...

GET THIS FAT TUB OF SHIT OFF MY TEAM.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ohferibe

Orel said...

Uribe picked that like he picks a danish from a breakfast buffet!

MR.F said...

Uribe makes a defensive play!

Fred's Brim said...

Vin makes Clayton Richard sound like a dick

MR.F said...

Orel's was better.

Fred's Brim said...

Is it me or do Loney and Rivera come off first base a little early when they get a throw from an infielder? I wonder if Donny has been teaching them some of his tricks

Dusty Baker said...

Matt Treanor is the answer!

Orel said...

Mr. May gives it a ride, but to no avail.

Dusty Baker said...

Hit the fuckin fairways, Phil.

Fred's Brim said...

Loney's bat: definitely not corked

Fred's Brim said...

heh I enjoyed Phil's bamboo adventure on 4

Dusty Baker said...

That was a scary lie, wasn't it, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

Bamboo is a type of grass. Why couldn't he just stomp it down like regular grass instead of treating it like an immovable tree?

Fred's Brim said...

WHY DO YOU TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE BASEBALL GAME TO PLAY IN A SANDBOX? TAKE THEM TO THE BEACH - IT'S FREE!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Why is mellis getting a day off and sorry ass #5 playing today?

Fred's Brim said...

crap, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

Yonder Alonso looks like George Zimmerman

Neeebs * said...

Yo.

Fred's Brim said...

THROW
STRIKES

karina said...

did i ever say i HATEHATEHATE Jesus Guzman?

Fred's Brim said...

is he a punk, karina? he seems like one

Dusty Baker said...

Feel that hate, Karina. That's what easter is all about!

Fred's Brim said...

rats - that's your run, Dee

Orel said...

Aha! The Padres' true nature is emerging. E-1 puts Gordon on first.

karina said...

@Fred's Brim Jesus Guzman once had 64 RBI in Venezuelan winter baseball, 22 of them were against Aguilas. Not only that, he'd hit .150 but he could bring the winning run at the Luis Aparicio. The cherry is he plays for a team with even most obnoxious fans than Giants+Yankees+Red Sox fans and they are the Yankees of Venezuelan Winter Baseball.

Can someone please bean him? because it is Easter?

Dusty Baker said...

Somebody should egg him. Because it is easter.

Dusty Baker said...

61 pitcher for Harang.

karina said...

i like your ideas, Dusty

Orel said...

Solo HR to...Parrino? 4-0 Pads.

Dusty Baker said...

Andy Parrino? Andy fuckin Parrino? Should have beaned him,

Neeebs * said...

We're getting spanked. What gives?

Alex said...

Treanor has a Shitty arm...

karina said...

is everyone sure we're keeping Harang? for REAL?

*cries*

Fred's Brim said...

this is boring

karina said...

get him out of that mound!

karina said...

time to change the side of the coin, go Dre!

Dusty Baker said...

Urine gets a hit! Urine gets a hit!

Dusty Baker said...

Loney now a shittier hitter than Urine.

MR.F said...

Loney with the productive double-out. Two outs to get a guy to 3rd base.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats up 6-0 over Snakes.

MR.F said...

Humbug.

Dusty Baker said...

How did we get out of the bases loaded jam?

Fred's Brim said...

We have seen waaay to much of Jamie Wright so far this season

Dusty Baker said...

If I never see Wright again, it will have already been too much.

Alex said...

Matt F'N KEMP

MR.F said...

BISON STRENGTH!!!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

BISONIC BOOM

Dusty Baker said...

How the hell did Kemp hit that ball out?

DelinO said...

Greetings one and all. If this game's putting you into a stupor, the GAMEDAY of the Brewers / Red Sox slugfest is pretty stellar.

Dusty Baker said...

That was some Vlad Guerrero looking hitting.

Dusty Baker said...

Brewers are playing the Red Sox?

Orel said...

Hey, so Matt Kemp is kind of good.

Orel said...

Did Vin make a jai alai reference last inning?

Orel said...

Oh yeah...48/49 left.

Orel said...

Guess we won't have to worry about that second page of comments today.

Dusty Baker said...

There's a lotta game left, Orel.

MR.F said...

Yep he did, Orel. Too bad I had no idea what he was talking about.

karina said...

@Delino watching that game, Cabrera is awesome!

Orel said...

Beer and skittles reference!

MR.F said...

"It's not all beer and skittles."

Damn I have to use that line.

Orel said...

Treanor has a popgun.

karina said...

Does anyone else miss my son today?

Dusty Baker said...

That jesus strikeout was for you, Karina.

Orel said...

Karina, it's hard to accept but Russell Martin wouldn't be putting up those numbers if he were still with us.

karina said...

@Dusty :) that's a nice thought

@Orel i'd like to think he would, but sadly, we will never know...same as Kuroda :(

hey the Snakes are firing up Matt Cain, back to back home runs

Dusty Baker said...

29 pitches: 14 strikes and 15 balls

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah 6-5 Gnats now. Snake poised to strike.

Dusty Baker said...

Yanke-mes start 0-3.

cc: Karina's dad

DelinO said...

@Dusty - I'm sure the Yanks will blame the schedule, the gods, the holidays, the bias for their 0-3 start. (Remember when they didn't make the playoffs and blamed the wild card system)

Dusty Baker said...

They'll probably blame McCourt.

The real losers today are these hideous camp jerseys the Pod Rays are wearing.

karina said...

Still with those camp jerseys? that's sports fashion tragedy, why not wear a ptach and call a day?

Dusty, my dad was informed. His answer? "we are talking about the Yankees, they'll find a way to be champions"

Dusty Baker said...

"camo"

Dusty Baker said...

"why not wear a patch and call a day?"

That's a great statement, karina! You're in good form today.

karina said...

thanks, Dusty

*blushes*

Orel said...

Hey Elbert, a ball bunted toward the mound probably won't roll foul.

Orel said...

Wow, that blows. Pads GS makes it 8-2 SD.

karina said...

*cries*

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Alex said...

Bad news, this one's over. Good news, I'll be at the park on Tuesday - it's been long enough!

Later y'all

Orel said...

The guys in the press box are all but ready to hit SEND on their post-mortems.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I'm ready to hit publish on the PGT!

rbnlaw said...

So, no extras today, eh?
Good thing I've got beer. XX ambar (their spelling, not mine) in the cooler.

And this: MATT FUCKING KEMP. He's good at the baseball game.

Dusty Baker said...

Snakes up 7-6.

Orel said...

I'd like a hambarger.

Orel said...

Love it, Dusty!

Orel said...

Andre HR #1!

Dusty Baker said...

Don't forget about Dre!!!

MR.F said...

Ethier! Nice to see him start hot~!

karina said...

go! you can win this game!

Orel said...

"Just in case Uribe gets on." HA HA HA

Fred's Brim said...

stupid relievers

rbnlaw said...

Someone is playing for a contract, and it's not Uribe.

karina said...

and yes, I'm aware Uribe is at the home plate

rbnlaw said...

Gotta love karina's optimism.

Orel, hamburgars going on the grill in an hour. Motor on down to OC.

Dusty Baker said...

Free golf!

Orel said...

Careful, rbn, I might just show up.

Orel said...

Good afternoon, Vin!

NicJ said...

So far this year Loney has hit more cars on the freeway than baseballs.

Dusty Baker said...

PGT up!

karina said...

is there a sweeter thing than listening to Vin calling a Dodgers HR?

Orel said...

That was deadly, Nic!

karina said...

they can't win'em all! if we can have Dre and Bison the way they have started the season, great things will come :)

rbnlaw said...

That was a suckey bunch of suck.

Spank said...

TEBOW!