Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Game 6 Thread: April 11 vs. Pirates, 7p

Take home your own replica severed hand tonight!


Chad Billingsley (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Erik Bedard (0-1, 1.29 ERA)

How about that home opener, huh?

The Good: Andre Ethier got to play hero on his 30th birthday, demolishing a baseball to secure a 2-1 Dodger win. (Also good? Seeing a packed house of jubilant Dodger fans after last year's misery.)

The Bad: Vin Scully wasn't well enough to call the game. Per Tom Hoffarth, he's out again tonight. I would happily donate my nasal passages to get Vinny back sooner.

The Ugly: James Loney is 0 for 14 to start the season. (And with lefty Bedard starting for the Pirates, Loney likely won't have a chance to improve on that dismal start just yet.)

I'll be in the Top Deck tonight, watching Kershaw receive his real Cy Young and trying to keep my fake Cy Young dry. (Though, the rain should be gone by game time.) EDIT: Nope. Can't make it. Maybe Saturday.

Chad goes for his second win, with what we all hope is a repeat of his dazzling performance in San Diego.

Go Thunder Thighs!

175 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Kemp 8
Rivera 3
Ethier 9
Hairston 7
Uribe 5
Ajellis 2
Billingsley 1

Fred's Brim said...

oof - Broxton with a meltdown tonight

Orel said...

The rain may be gone, but how will you prevent your tears of joy from wetting your replica Cy?

Orel said...

"The @Dodgers game will be picked up following LAC/ OKC on PRIME TICKET. You can listen live on @AM570RADIO (Eng.) or KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)."

Spank said...

you see, like i've been saying,clippers suck.

Orel said...

Everybody! Tim Lincecum got a haircut!

Dusty Baker said...

But did he wash his hair?

Hideo Nomo said...

Nertz. Stuff came up. Can't make it to the game. Will try to go Saturday instead.

Hideo Nomo said...

My tix were free, so no harm done.

Unless Chad throws a perfecto or something.

Steve Sax said...

Loney will not get his slump-ending multi-hit game tonight, apparently

Steve Sax said...

SD over Arizona, 2-1

SF losing to COL, 6-2 in the fourth

Hideo Nomo said...

12-pitch easy breezy first for Bills.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Enough with the bunting.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck your fucking spring stats!

Steve Sax said...

dammit, sf ties it at 6

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I do not miss Barajas.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, OBP Machine.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm going to assume everyone is watching the Kings/Canucks game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck your-

ah, fuck it.

Alex said...

Nads.

20 comments?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The RBI Machine produces!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Maybe Donnie should've benched Andre tonight too.

Steve Sax said...

no worries Chad, keep it together

1-1 through 3

Orel said...

KK

Alex said...

KK

Alex said...

quick on the draw Orel!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This hockey game could be going better.

Alex said...

piss

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!

Orel said...

trivia: Last year Matt Kemp became the 3rd Dodger in 70 years to lead the NL in HR. Who are the others?

Hideo Nomo said...

BOOOOOOribe.

Orel said...

Sorry you couldn't make the game, Nomo.

Hideo Nomo said...

S'cool. Had to deal with a bad case of Terrible Twos.

Dusty Baker said...

Nomo- We have tix for Saturday so if you end up heading to the Yard give me a heads up and maybe we can make sweet, sweet love on the concourse.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh, that wasn't a euphemism for poop.

Dusty Baker said...

Was it you who had the case of the Terrible Twos?

Orel said...

KK

K

Orel said...

You're a smooth talker, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

Did I just read this Tweet correctly?

"Rockies have 16 runs in the fifth inning against the Giants in a game started by Tim Lincecum."

Orel said...

According to Dylan Hernandez, Vin will miss tomorrow's game.

Orel said...

COL 12, SF 7, bot 5, so I guess not.

Alex said...

16 HITS THROUGH the 5th...

u should def unfollow that person for such shitty info...

Orel said...

Not that I'm complaining about that score.

Orel said...

Wow, McLouth just limboed to catch Chad's fly ball.

Orel said...

Don't steal my line, Steve Lyons!

Dusty Baker said...

It's a Tweeter named @AaronGleeman. Actually the official SoSG Twitter feed follows this goober, not me personally.

Alex said...

WAIT. SoSG has a twitter feed?!

Orel said...

This is either a joke or proof that we don't advertise our Twitter handle enough.

Fred's Brim said...

Did Lyons just say "beat off"?

Orel said...

I'm worried Vin has more than just a cold.

Orel said...

heh heh heh

Orel said...

^ re: "beat off," not Vin

Dusty Baker said...

@sosgsosg

Alex said...

Me too Orel, I just didn't want to be the first one to say it...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hear Lyons is saying some really stupid stuff.

I mean, more so than usual.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Everyone has a Twitter.

Alex said...

nice play Deezer!

Orel said...

Dee Gordon starts the 6-4 DP!

Dusty Baker said...

Heads up play, Dee!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee-ouble play!

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo Dee!

Dusty Baker said...

Dee-yam!

Dusty Baker said...

Meant to point out that last night on a fan cam moment, they showed a guy who had a replica jersey with "Nancy Bea" as the name on the jersey, and the number 88. Strong!

Dusty Baker said...

This Kemp kid. He's going to be good some day.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Matty

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FYFST

Alex said...

something's cooking!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee looks sleepy

Alex said...

#ContractYear

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre, the lefty-killer!

Fred's Brim said...

Woooo DRE!!!

Fred's Brim said...

What makes me uneasy is that Lyons predicted Dre's at bat. He kind of called Dre's homer yesterday too

Orel said...

If Ned Colletti is smart, he'll sign Andre Ethier to a series of eight one-year contracts.

Dusty Baker said...

Got something going here, lads. Let's pour it on and get home.

Fred's Brim said...

damn - that was lucky

they've had a few lucky catches this game

Orel said...

COL 16, SF 8, bot 7. Is Aaron Gleeman forgiven?

Orel said...

At least Urine didn't it into a DP.

Orel said...

^ hit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Matt Kemp was NL Player of the Week.

Juan Uribe was weak.

Orel said...

Loney GS opportunity!

Orel said...

Bills done at only 77 pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

I will never EVER forgive Aaron Gleeman!

Fred's Brim said...

He knows what he did...

Dusty Baker said...

Bills looked pissed.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't like where this is going.

NicJ said...

Bringing in the left handed pitcher to face Loney.
At this point I think a no hander could get Loney out.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I swear, if Donnie swaps Loney for Kennedy, I will punch a wall.

Orel said...

(wall breathes sigh of relief)

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, rBI Loney from a few seasons ago!

Orel said...

sad trombone

Dusty Baker said...

PATHETIC AB.

NicJ said...

I think Bills would have had a better aback at it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Totally worth taking out Bills.

Fred's Brim said...

BORING!!!!

Orel said...

Tim Lincecum sporting the 12.91 ERA.

Fred's Brim said...

Gnite all. I need bed, plus I can't stand watching Matt GuhRear (I still can't believe he's wearing #55)

Bring this home, fellas!

Orel said...

Whew. Thought Barajas got all of that.

Orel said...

Nite, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

We'll take it from here, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

Nite John-boy!

Alex said...

WEB GEM!

Dusty Baker said...

MEllis with the great catch!

Orel said...

Mellis levitates!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mellis?

Orel said...

Nice recovery from a rough start, GBA singer!

Dusty Baker said...

Where the Yokos tonight? It's a SoSG-fest in here.

Orel said...

A wabbit is loose!

Dusty Baker said...

We at least need Spanky in drag or something.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee-ouble!

Orel said...

What happened to Karen?

Dusty Baker said...

Karen has been here a time or two already this season. Just not tonight. We're missing Karina and MB, though. And Stubbs.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Am I not feminine enough for you, Dusty?

Orel said...

Oh, burn on Stubbs!

Dusty Baker said...

You are, Marla, you are.

Orel said...

Gordon shoulda ran on that blocked ball by Barajas!

NicJ said...

I seriously would have thrown my tv out the window if the kings hadn't scored on that five minute major.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!!

Orel said...

The common K-on-WP-SB combo.

Orel said...

Lyons kind of called Kemp's K there.

Orel said...

Rivera quietly getting in on the RBI chase!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RBI Machine!

Dusty Baker said...

And Steiner had no idea what the call at the plate was. Lyons smarter than Steiner. Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

This is not new to me, but need to reiterate: Damn I love some Rivera. THis offense got better (wasn't hard to do, admittedly) last season when Rivera came on and this season he's come up huge. Let's hope he stays healthy.

Orel said...

TGJ knocks one in! 4-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Runny goodness!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn ribee!

NicJ said...

Beard hair don't care!!

Hideo Nomo said...

I love two out madness.

NicJ said...

Seriously the Kings always give up a bad goal right before the period ends.

Dusty Baker said...

Hockey score?

NicJ said...

2-2 at 2nd int

NicJ said...

Kings will blow it, always do.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's keeping your chin up, Nic!

Orel said...

Kenley's grooving.

NicJ said...

I'm an abused Kings fan.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think, over the last two+ years, every Kings fan is abused.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I can't wait for St. Louis to sweep San Jose though. That will be fantastic.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Clowe.

Hideo Nomo said...

To revisit an earlier topic: The Rickies did score their 16th run in the 5th, making Aaron Gleeman's tweet 100% accurate.

Orel said...

Jansen Ks the side!

Orel said...

Mr. Gleeman has been exonerated!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Heh. Rickies.

Dusty Baker said...

Whomever that two-bit writer is, he is exonerated.

Dusty Baker said...

Gin Rickies all around!

Alex said...

RE: Aaron Gleeman's tweet, i blame ESPN's statistician

Your Honors, they didnt put up the 7 spot when I checked it, i swear!

Hideo Nomo said...

Exonerated, in the Ryan Braun sense.

Orel said...

Loney still scuffling.

Hideo Nomo said...

This Hughes dude seems way douchey.

NicJ said...

IP,O!

Alex said...

on a side not Buster Posey has herpes...Herpes zoster that is AKA shingles...not surprised, it is San Fran after all...

Orel said...

Dee Gordon just manufactured a hit out of that routine grounder.

NicJ said...

Fast!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Error!

Hideo Nomo said...

Close yer mouth, Hughes!

Dusty Baker said...

I seen it on the Twitters that folks were making fun of his having shingles. I haven't ever had shingles, but have several family members who have, and it was described as one of the most painful things they've ever gone through. So I ain't saying shit about Oyster Pubes and will try to keep my karma in balance that way.

Orel said...

SB #5

Dusty Baker said...

Dee Gordon 5-6 in SBs.*

*He was safe that other time, too.

Hideo Nomo said...

On pace for 135 steals.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thievery!

Dusty Baker said...

That pitcher really wants to get DG out. You can see it in his eyes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mellis isn't long for the two hole.

Alex said...

my Posey karma chameleon tally sheet has been fucked since I memorialized him in my avatar...

Dusty Baker said...

For the love of god, please make the Three Stooges movie go away.

Alex said...

^

Dusty Baker said...

@Alex

Well, in for a penny, in for a pound, right?

Alex said...

coincidentally Posey got the herp by pounding penny....

NicJ said...

AYYOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

hey, we're winning!

come on javy

Steve Sax said...

Javy K for the final out! DODGERS WIN

Hideo Nomo said...

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Two series wins.

Dusty Baker said...

5-1 start. I'll take it.

Alex said...

Keep piling up them W's, fellers!

later gators

Orel said...

PGTUP!