Saturday, April 14, 2012

Game 9 Thread: April 14 vs. Padres, 6p

"I am gigantic A.J. Ellis, and I approve of this giveaway."

Ted Lilly (0-0, -.--) vs. Joe Wieland (0-0, -.--).

First, the bad news: Vin Scully's unlikely to return for this game. He'd hate us making a fuss about him, so we'll just leave it at that.

Apparently, all Saturday home games this season start at 6:10 p.m., presumably to accommodate folks who have to wake up early on Sundays, like church janitors and brunch chefs.

Ted Lilly comes off the DL to start tonight's game, which means someone got optioned or put on the DL. My guess is Todd Coffey to the DL.

In a shocking development, former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Wieland has forsaken the rock 'n' roll world to become a pitcher for the Padres. No word on whether his bandmates will replace him, or become relief pitchers.

UPDATE: Great news! Vin's back tomorrow!

78 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Gwynn 7
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Hairston 4
Kennedy 5
Treanor 2
Lilly 1

Hideo Nomo said...

Putting the B in Bums.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I bet Kennedy gets a gritty RBI.

Dusty Baker said...

This enormous catcher will devour us all!

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously, this is the lineup for the first Saturday home game of the season? Treanor is a real draw!

Dusty Baker said...

Two Gs, two Ks, two Ls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Josh Lindblom will be sticking around for at least another 15 days. Todd Coffey to the DL.

Dusty Baker said...

Does suck-ass fatso qualify him for DL?



If so, put me on the DL.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 3:12p: I thought the same re: the photo--

"Ellis really has to cut back on the HGH."

Hideo Nomo said...

Coffey grounded.

Dusty Baker said...

Great article on Nancy Be a and her husband in the LA Times. I ain't gonna link it, though, cause I don't want to enable Plaschke/Voldemort.

Dusty Baker said...

Wearing my Los DOyers t-shirt tonight (over thermals of course) with my #42 cap. I'm ready to go to the yard now but Mrs Dusty is still "doing chores" and "getting things done" and "walking the dogs" and crap like that. Pfffffffffttttt.

Dusty Baker said...

BREAKING: Vinny is back tomorrow.

Was thinking of going to the game, but I'd rather sit on the sofa and listen to Vin.

Dusty Baker said...

Cody Ross just took one over the Green Monster.

But can he do it on one knee like ABeltre did?

Orel said...

Post updated with great news!

Steve Sax said...

NPUT: shot of tonight's Stadium Giveaway, courtesy of SoSG Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker said...

Good atmosphere in the Yard tonight. Shhhhh....I don't think most people know that our junior varsity team is playing tonight.

Steve Sax said...

FJL as a starter is the giveaway

But why isn't Urine in this lineup?

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon error gives the pods a run in the first.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp! 2-run bomb

Spank said...

Fuck yeah motherfuckers!

Spank said...

Back to back bitches!

MR.F said...

B2BHR!

Spank said...

Loney double!

MR.F said...

Loney with a double! That's like a home run for him!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bison power!
Dre power!

Steve Sax said...

Hey, this is fun! 4-1 Dodgers, even Loney has a run

Steve Sax said...

JV team > triple A pitcher

Hideo Nomo said...

Yay runs!!!

But FUCK THEM FOR RUNNING OUT OF REPLICAS!

MR.F said...

I love how pumped Bison was after Dre's HR.

Paul said...

Looks like we put another sitting gentleman on the board!

rbnlaw said...

Well that didn't suck.

rbnlaw said...

And cheers to our boys at the park.

rbnlaw said...

Still no home runs allowed by Lilly. This is a lot like the way Harrumph pitched last night.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So much for the B-lineup.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Matt Kemp is awesome.

rbnlaw said...

Matt Kemp is the Robin van Persie of baseball.

rbnlaw said...

He scores when he wants.

Orel said...

Holee shee-it! Beast Mode is engaged!

rbnlaw said...

There's the Loney we know and love.

Orel said...

Guess Nomo was #30,001 through the turnstiles.

rbnlaw said...

The Pods are so mad at Kemp, they plunk Hairston.

rbnlaw said...

Nomo needs to streak the field in protest.
(covers eyes)

Orel said...

It's true: Matt Treanor's walk-up music is the theme from "The A-Team."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jerry Hairston, OBP Machine.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty: "people are going to fear us now"

Steve Sax said...

Loney hit streak stops at one

rbnlaw said...

Matt Treanor now known as "The Face"
Kemp is so good, he can turn the wrong way before he catches a fly ball.

Orel said...

Lilly pretty solid so far.

Orel said...

Kemp has to challenge himself, the game is so easy for him.

Orel said...

OH COME ON KEMP

Orel said...

Kidding!

rbnlaw said...

Ethier sucks.

Spank said...

Guerra acted like the Dodgers were going to withhold his green card in that sleeved blanky promo.

rbnlaw said...

Now if the giveaway tonight was a Nancy Bea bobblehead, I'd be in there like swimwear.

Cc: Fred's Brim

rbnlaw said...

Please fasten your seatbelts, we're going to the pen.

rbnlaw said...

Next inning. It's what I get for listening to Uncle Charley.

Orel said...

Rbn is back...from the future!

Orel said...

O-Dog still flashing the leather!

Orel said...

Very astute of Lyons to immediately note Gordon broke the wrong way on that infield single.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dylan Hernandez tweets that Dodger Stadium is "filled up nicely."

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez had a positive tweet re: attendance!

cc: Dusty

Orel said...

(insert Neeebs' mom joke here)

Orel said...

I'm upgrading Lilly to cruising. 79 pitches through seven.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Haha, Sharks lost.

Fucking Clowe.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think the LFP's servers will crash if Lilly goes the distance.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

NO NOT MACDOUGAL FUCK IT DONNIE TED'S OLD HE CAN HANDLE TWO MORE FUCKING INNINGS

Orel said...

Kemp singles. Think he's going here?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He is not going here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Did Dusty and Nomo appear on the KissCam?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUUUUCK NOT MACDOUGAL DAMN YOU MATTINGLY

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Today's attendance is 46,549.

Orel said...

2 Ks for MacDougal.

Paul said...

How do you not pick off Loney that far off the bag? Ah well good for us.

Paul said...

Winning time!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I wish we picked up Grabow.

Orel said...

PGTUP!

Paul said...

The padres are bad...ahh well good for us!!

Make that party!!!