Friday, April 13, 2012

Game 8 Thread: April 13 vs. Padres, 7p

"Rerun" Stubbs, not to be confused with SoSG Stubbs.


Aaron Harang (0-1, 6.23 ERA) vs. Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

The season is barely a week old and we're already getting a rerun? What's happening?! I thought it was sweeps!

Clayton Richard's dominant start last Sunday has been the only hiccup in the Dodgers' red hot 2012 start, so maybe they can get a little revenge tonight. It would be nice if Harang could go the distance, keeping the game out of the hands of the...ahem...less reliable relievers, and giving Javy Guerra a much needed day off. Javy's 5 saves in 5 tries is great and all, but we'd like to keep his arm from falling off before May.

As of this writing, it's been dumping down rain in L.A. all day (It does happen!), threatening to wash out the first Friday Night Fireworks of the year. (Look for more hilarious attendance jokes on Twitter...if the game itself isn't postponed.) I guess it's up to the Dodger bats to light up the night. With only one home run from someone not named Kemp or Ethier so far, we're due for some big blasts. Maybe from James Loney, who finally broke through with a hi... HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Sorry, I couldn't finish that thought with a straight face.

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Orel said...

Reruns vs. sweeps. Very nice.

Steve Sax said...

A Rerun reference?

What's Happening?

Neeebs * said...

Hey Hey Hey!

Franklin Stubbs said...

My great-uncle Eldbridge Stubbs was rumored to be quite the Lothario, so there could be some relation.

Hideo Nomo said...

I was only familiar with your third cousin T. Kit Stubbs.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think the rain is finally letting up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn 7
Mellis 4
Kemp 8
Rivera 3
Ethier 9
Uribe 5
Sellers 6
Ajellis 2
Harang 1

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty up in dis bish!

Dusty Baker said...

I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite a while.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Firestone Cali Pale Ale... It's what's for dinner

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Where's the @skinnyswag? Day off? Cold?

Dusty Baker said...

Sellers...interesting. @tattooswag

Spank said...

Present. for how long?

Dusty Baker said...

Per AP:

WILMINGTON, Del. — A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware agreed Friday to the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell the team for $2 billion, setting the team up to exit bankruptcy.

The decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross came at the conclusion of a two-part morning and evening hearing he called a "doubleheader."

The judge approved Dodgers owner Frank McCourt's plan to sell the team to Guggenheim Baseball Management, a group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson. Mark Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, would become the controlling owner, and the team would be run by former Atlanta Braves president Stan Kasten.

Both Kasten and McCourt were in court Friday. The sale is set to close by April 30, the day McCourt is to make a $131 million payment to former wife Jamie as part of their divorce.

The Dodgers entered bankruptcy in June 2011 during a bitter dispute with Major League Baseball. At the time, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig refused to approve a new TV deal with Fox Sports that the team was counting on in order to make payroll and keep the franchise solvent.

After the bankruptcy filing, Selig's attorneys successfully fought to force the Dodgers to accept bankruptcy financing from Major League Baseball. The team and league reached an agreement last year authorizing the team's sale and a process to market the media rights to games starting in 2014.

Friday's hearing helped resolve a number of lingering issues ahead of the team's sale. Fox, the team's current broadcaster, had wanted written assurance that competitor Time Warner Cable was not contributing funds being used for the purchase. Lawyers for the Dodgers agreed to do that.

Friday's hearing dragged into the evening, however, as lawyers for the Dodgers and Major League Baseball sparred over the information being given to the league about the plan. A lawyer for Major League Baseball said the league has issues with the plan and is owed more information. A Dodgers lawyer said the team has met all the criteria to have the plan confirmed, and the judge agreed.

The judge called the prospective new owners an "outstanding group."

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Spank said...

Fucking Harang!

Spank said...

Epale Karina

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Harang has something working.

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, K! Did you see my cc: to you in the post earlier today?

karina said...

No Dusty! i've been working all day long (still am)

Dusty Baker said...

Check it when yo get a chance, K.

And screw work!

Spank said...

harang?

Spank said...

HARANG! 8 straight K's!

Dusty Baker said...

Harang!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't believe it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What the hell is going ON?!

Dusty Baker said...

9 in a god damn row!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Good god, y'all.

Spank said...

Holy mofo shit! 9 straight!

Dusty Baker said...

I said NINE!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Harang!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

holy. shit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KKKKKKKKK

Dusty Baker said...

Honeycutt is like, who the fuck are you again?

Spank said...

Dammit

Spank said...

now we got something brewing.

Dusty Baker said...

I've got something brewing. I need to go check it and see if it's ready to bottle.

karina said...

Meanwhile, i'm waiting the Marlins-Astros game is finished so i can watch the Dodgers game

*cries*

cc Dusty I think i'll drop work for this day now

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Relax Harang!! It's just a bunt!!! I hope this doesn't spill over to his pitching....

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn, the park looks pretty empty.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Work the walk, Mellis.

Dusty Baker said...

Two runs score!!! 2-0 to the Blue!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RUN(S)

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's some crafty running, AJ!

Spank said...

Fuck yeah mofos. that's what i call hustle. 2-0 dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Stubbs, don't make me come over there.

karina said...

Dusty, I am with you: Stubbs, don;t make me come over there!

karina said...

show'em your power, Juancito Trucupei Rivera

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's not so bad, Dusty. It's easier to find the unicorns.

Dusty Baker said...

@K

For the record, it's cloudy, windy, will be under 50 degrees by middle of the game, and periodic raining. Not good baseball weather, thus affecting the crowd.

It should clear up tomorrow so I'm expecting a solid crowd for the first weekend homestand.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho ardiendo!

Franklin Stubbs said...

'Dre time?

Dusty Baker said...

Kings 1-0!

Dusty Baker said...

I, for one, did not forget about Dre.

Spank said...

Rancho 'Drediendo

Franklin Stubbs said...

HIYAAAAAA

Dusty Baker said...

4-0!

(Dodgers not Kings)

Spank said...

FUCK THE PADRES!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Gnats!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Just had to be Uribe.....

Orel said...

Holee shit, what's going on? Four small-ball runs and Cy Harang on the mound???

Spank said...

meh,he's cold

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Balls.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What a weird-ass fucking game...

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Honeycutt must have jinxed him.....

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Harang is pressing.

karina said...

Harang deserves an ovation. Also, it was my fault, game was on by the bottom of the 4th

Dusty Baker said...

Showing the tarp now. That's one lonely tarp, most of the time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Definitely pressing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thanks for swinging on the first pitch after the last guy went 10 pitches, Hermida.

Spank said...

why the fuck did you not throw to home idiot!?

Dusty Baker said...

Honey is like, that's who the fuck I thought you were.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Spank - Sellers was too busy thinking of ways to honor Harang's start through a tattoo.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Oh...Harang just showed back up...FRACK!

Hideo Nomo said...

Sellers was trying to look back the runner, I guess, then panicked when he kept on running.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Seller's going get a tat for every hit this season, Zsasz style.

Dusty Baker said...

LHWGs getting it done tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis looks good tonight.

Steve Sax said...

10 Ks for Harang through four innings! But he's only up 4-3

Make that 5-3

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh shit, Kings!!

Dusty Baker said...

Make that 6-3.

Spank said...

what happened? i was watching Gasol miss three pointers.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

TGJ with the RBI.

Spank said...

KEMP!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FYFST

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Mattycakes!!!! B

Spank said...

Oh shit. Not the fifth inning.

Orel said...

Matt Kemp. I mean, holy shit.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp bomb!!! 8-3 good guys

Spank said...

Me: Mom,it's not a girl. It's bacon.

Mom: Well fry that shit up,fool.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe.

Dusty Baker said...

"You may now eat the bride."

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, first pitch GIDP

Steve Sax said...

Uribe you suuuuuuuuuuuck

Orel said...

KKKKKKKKKKKK

Spank said...

12 K's for Harang.

Spank said...

Sit down mofo.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lucky number 13.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, Harang is on fire

Did he set a dodger record for consecutive Ks?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Pay attention Saxie...he set it at 9

Steve Sax said...

Hey man, I'm so drunk I'm lucky I'm typing complete and coherent thoughts here ghjudvb grfhrt

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Sorry, I just read that comment I wrote and it IS a might brusque...

Spank said...

@ Saxy

yeah fool. pay attention,mutt.

Orel said...

Charley, on Urine chasing a foul ball: "Uribe will run out of room."

I thought Uribe never runs out of room.

Alex said...

What's up SoSG?! Checking in from Coachella! Am I reading this right? 12 Ks for Harang? Plus a 2 run bomb from KEMvP? Let's keep it going!

Don't take the brown acid!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Sax - What's so coherent about them?

Orel said...

Standing O for Harang!

Spank said...

Cafe is going to have a stroke running to the mound like that.

Hideo Nomo said...

THE ULLLLLLLTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!

Orel said...

Are you freezing your ass off, Alex?

Spank said...

BOOOOOO!

Hideo Nomo said...

Coffey's pitching is not as cool as his entrance music.

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez says Vin probably won't be back tomorrow.

Trying not to worry.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd love if they had a live feed from Coachella but I can't see myself getting out there in the weather. I love not camping.

Dusty Baker said...

^ I also couldn't stand the hipster quotient.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Todd Coffey: fast out of the gate, slow to start the season.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

@ Orel

Me too

@ Spank HUGE BOO!

Orel said...

Geez, Coffey! Why is the tying run at the plate?

Spank said...

Aren't they streaming Coachella on youtube? they always do.

Spank said...

i live less than an hour from Coachella but i refuse to go. Too many out of towners. haha.

Spank said...

Mazzy Star?

Steve Sax said...

GameDay audio with a serious lag here

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I've never been to Coachella because I have never wanted to go.

Spank said...

Morton should mine Elbert's cap for salt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, you know who's available?

KENLEY JANSEN

Steve Sax said...

Marla, you need to take your medicine again.

So does Elbert, who walks in a run. 8-5 LA

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Coachella kinda sounds like Coalinga except less fun...(insert stupid smiley here)

Steve Sax said...

Shit it gets worse. 8-6 due to a Headley sac fly

Spank said...

I'm waiting for Fred Berry to come back from the dead and start locking.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

I'm sitting at home watching MLBNetwork and it's still 8-4 good guys...wtf is up with OUR feed in norcal?

Steve Sax said...

Peeking in on the AZ @ COL game. It's funny that the GameDay Coors Field stands are only half-full

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy balls! The Kings game has me nervous. Harang had 13 K's?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I wonder if all the sarcasto-journalists who cover COL will Tweet derisive comments and pictures of the half-full stands?

Steve Sax said...

I think it's final, COL 7, AZ 6

Dodgers are the only one-loss team
In the majors, as of this second at least.

Dusty Baker said...

We're only in the 7th? This game seems slow.

Without Vin.

Cliff Beefpile said...

KINGS SCOOOOOOOOORE!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK YEAH KINGS!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I like Kevin Kennedy, but I don't know that I want him as the full-time color guy for the radio broadcasts.

Steve Sax said...

Nice. They kept pitching Kemp down in away and he took all four balls (pitches 1 2 4 and 5) for the walk.

Spank said...

WooHoo Kings!

Sacramento?

Steve Sax said...

Shit, Kemp picked

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, Kemp.

Orel said...

No one fakes out the first baseman in a rundown. At least make him throw the ball!

That's the only bad thing I can say about Kemp tonight.

Steve Sax said...

8-6 Dodgers through 7

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dustin Brown with the hat trick!

Steve Sax said...

Kings up 3-1, 9:55 left in the third

Steve Sax said...

Loney sighting!

Not at the plate, though

Spank said...

Fuck me. Come on,Elbert.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, leadoff double for Hermida

What is up with Elbert this season?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Just reading the earlier comments. I love it how no one could believe Harang managed that strikeout total that he did...not even those actually watching him do it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was a terrible power play.

Spank said...

@ Beefpile

Harang was very stealth about it. i think he was using voodoo.

Steve Sax said...

Lindblom for Elbert

Steve Sax said...

Hmm, I could go for an iced coffee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Canucks.

Steve Sax said...

Keep us posted on the Kings game, Mr LA SC!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lindblom will retire all three batters he faces and then he will be optioned to Triple-A.

Steve Sax said...

Hudson pops to short, one away

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

How does Doughty go to the box? He didn't do anything. Fucking Canucks.

Fucking Clowe.

Steve Sax said...

Generous called strike 1 there on Baker

Spank said...

K. Two outs.

Spank said...

We out that inning fellas.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kings power play.

Dusty Baker said...

Four straight tweets in my time line from Eric Stephen, Tony Jackson, Dylan Hernandez, and Jimmy Bramlett re: announced attendance. I took a screen shot.

Steve Sax said...

Lindblom gets us out of the jam! Way to go Josh!

Steve Sax said...

Hmm, I could go for another iced coffee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!!!! 4-1!

Cliff Beefpile said...

KINGS SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: that's because McCourt is saving on money by disconnecting the PA system in the press box. Now, they just pass stats down press row via "telephone" person-to-person whispers.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier had a 3-0 count and popped to first. Damn.

He's batting like Uribe is batting behind him.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, working a nice appetite from his 0-for-4, 3 LOB, 1 GIDP performance tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck. Couver cuts it to 4-2. Can't let them get a sniff on this one.

Steve Sax said...

Sellers hanging tough here in this AB

Dusty Baker said...

4-1 Kings? Wow. That would make it 2-0 up, right?

Dusty Baker said...

Sellers pulling a New Kids on the Block.

Cliff Beefpile said...

2-goal lead for the Kings, 2-run lead for the Dodgers. Step on their necks, boys! Finish 'em off!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Couver's got an empty net going with just under two minutes to go.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon, Scuderi. Don't be stupid.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

6-4 advantage for the Canucks to finish regulation.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

An empty netter would be sweet.

Steve Sax said...

Nice 11-pitch AB there by Sellers, though it was wasted by the Dodgers. Alas.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bob Miller's losing his voice. I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself if I miss out on both Vinny and Miller.

Spank said...

Lakers are doing all right without Kobe.

Cliff Beefpile said...

KINGS WIN!!! SUCK IT VANCOUVER!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Over! Kings beat Canucks 4-2, take 2 game to none lead heading back to LA!

Dusty Baker said...

Lakers score?

Dusty Baker said...

Kings!

Steve Sax said...

Jansen with a leadoff walk to start the ninth

Spank said...

Not nervous yet. Come on KJ!

Steve Sax said...

Kings!

Spank said...

103 - 97 Lakers. seconds remain.

Steve Sax said...

3-pitch K for out #1

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ken Lee!

Spank said...

Reys!

Dusty Baker said...

Black Keys just now took the stage a second ago on the live YouTube feed.

Spank said...

Hedley

Steve Sax said...

Another 3-pitch K for out #2

Steve Sax said...

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