Sunday, May 06, 2012

Game 28 Thread: May 6 vs. Cubs, 11:20a

Aaron Harang (1-2, 5.72) vs. Travis Wood (0-0, -.--)

Today features a rubber match with the Cubs before our boys head back home. Here's hoping Harang can bounce back from his poor performance in Colorado. It should be easy pickings for the offense against Travis Wood, who will be making his Cubs debut today. Or Wood might be fired up for the start and pitch the game of his life. Or the baseball gods may mistake him for Kerry Wood and curse him with a long-term arm injury.

Dodgers will need a victory to be able to call the current roast trip a relative success, though that may be a bit of a stretch, and it would be nice to have a bit of momentum coming into what will be a tough home stand against the Giants. A win would also keep pace with MLB-leading Rays (19-9).

Best of all, this will be the last game (for awhile) that starts while most of us are still eating breakfast.

UPDATES: A little bit of a rain delay, but nothing serious. However, there is some bad news about Matt Kemp. Reportedly, a tight hamstring means Matty is scratched from the lineup, thus ending the longest active streak of consecutive games at 392.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Kemp is available to pinch hit today.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Per @ESPNChiCubs, "Rain stopped but more storms building to west. Could be long day. Dodgers don't return...so they'll wait as long as possible"

GUESS WHAT THIS IS. AN UPDATE!: Appears getting the game in today is going to be difficult, and if it happens it will be later in the day. BUT we have hockey on now. Let's use this thread to comment and root on the Kings!

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Alex Cora said...

Ex dodger Joyce Dewitt was designated for assignment to make room for Wood. Just like when he was with the dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh wow. I feel bad for our old friend; he could never catch on full time anywhere despite some potential.

Potential doesn't win championships!

NicJ said...

Dewitt always had the prettiest, ineffective swing.

Poor guy.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm always eating breakfast.

Dusty Baker said...

UPDATE: We're in a rain delay

Spank Lapierre said...

Of course there is a delay. I finally get a chance to watch the game on the Dish. Stoopid rain.

Dusty Baker said...

Dee Gordon, SS
MEllis, 2B
Andre Ethier, RF
Juan Rivera, LF
Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B
James Loney, 1B
AJEllis, C
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF
Aaron Harang, P

Steve Sax said...

Delay? More time for breakfast!

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe we should listen to Rubber Soul.

Steve Sax said...

Snakes down 3-0 to the mets

Dusty Baker said...

Go Kings Go! Puck drop seconds away.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rain delays suck, but I can watch the Kings game without having to flip channels. Go Kings GO!!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

I just updated the GT to reflect the Kings game. It's official!

cc: Nic, Marla, Neeebs

Spank Lapierre said...

KINGS!

Dusty Baker said...

Kings score!

Dusty Baker said...

@Cubs: The tarp is back on the field, as more rain is expected to hit the area shortly. There is no set start time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kings!

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit. That goal was out of nowhere.

NicJ said...

Ugh, bad goal.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK

Spank Lapierre said...

that sucked

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Richards waited too long to pass it to Penner.

Cliff Beefpile said...

OH MY GAWD RICHARDS!

Not how to run a 2-on-1.

Dusty Baker said...

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Dusty Baker said...

Why did he wait so long to pass (or shoot)? It's like watching Arsenal.

cc: RBN

Cliff Beefpile said...

Not a good penalty to take now.

Cliff Beefpile said...

AAAHHHH! Nice save by Elliott. FUCK!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Blues still 0-for-the-series on the PP.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SCORE!!

Spank Lapierre said...

Wow!

Cliff Beefpile said...

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicJ said...

Yay! Bad goal!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Quick has been awesome, but Brown gets my vote for MVP of this series.

Dusty Baker said...

2-1 at the end of the first period. We got this!

Dusty Baker said...

Important Beastie Boys post just went live on the SoSG main page.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Did NBC just use Sidney Crosby's picture for Jordan Nolan?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I listened to "Whatcha Want" on my way home from brunch this morning. Still one of my favorite songs ever.

Steve Sax said...

I'm unearthing my Beasties CDs for this week. Thanks for the post Dusty.

Steve Sax said...

Keselowski in the lead at Talladega

(checks for any crossover play)

(finds none on SoSG)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice play by Nolan! If only Stoll coulda stuffed it in Nolan woulda had the Gordie Howe hat trick.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

I only learned what a Gordie Howe was last night at the bar. Then I heard the reference to it just now on the telecast. Love the concept.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, Sax.

Also check out this Coldplay tribute to MCA:

http://929dave.radio.com/2012/05/05/coldplay-pays-tribute-to-adam-yauch/

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like they're going to try for a 2pm PDT start to this here baseball match.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thank gawd the Blues r dum. What a stupid-ass penalty to take.

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 2-1 in the first

Rox down 4-0

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 1:23p: not sure what to think of Coldplay covering the beasties. Here's gawker's take

http://m.gawker.com/5907938/heres-the-coldplay-tribute-cover-of-the-beastie-boys-nobody-asked-for

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Believe me, I'm no fan of Coldplay. But I appreciate their paying tribute and I think the arrangement really worked. A cousin of my family was there so I'll get her take.

Cliff Beefpile said...

St. Louis is finally starting to play like a desperate team.

Dusty Baker said...

Kings are definitely slumping a bit to end the 2nd.

Dusty Baker said...

What's going on in that auto race now, Sax?

Cliff Beefpile said...

All I know of auto racing is what I've seen on the 710.

Dusty Baker said...

Pujols 0 for 2 today after striking out in last at bat. Batting .191 on the season.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Auto racing involves thousands of cars all moving very slowly with frequent un-signaled lane changes?

Dusty Baker said...

Tarp is off the field. Looks like they're going to try to get this one in now.

Kemp in dugout and not looking happy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty - Don't forget the big rigs and the old woman who's blinker has been on for the last 3 miles.

How funny is it to hear all the Angel apologists so far this season: "I don't worry about games in April. Pujols will be fine. He's gonna turn it on any game now."

The games in April count just the same as in September, dickhead. And of course they don't pay attention to games in March and April...they're Angel fans, i.e. the world's most fair-weather band-wagoners.

Orel said...

PUJOLS HOMERS

Dusty Baker said...

Preach it, Cliff!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck, are you serious, Orel?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dusty's weekend is ruined.

Dusty Baker said...

AJ Ellis: 2
Pujols: 1

Dusty Baker said...

My weekend was already ruined when I forgot to snipe #45 today.

Fred's Brim said...

I felt a little sick in my stomach when I saw Dre was batting third

Cliff Beefpile said...

He's tied with Dee Gordon!

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes to this little shit, stupid!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Quick!

Fred's Brim said...

slap double for Campana

Fred's Brim said...

Campana quickly gunned down at third!

Steve Sax said...

Campana stroked a nice double there but tried to steal third and AJellis nailed him.

Fred's Brim said...

Second time Ellis has nailed him this series

Fred's Brim said...

Harang Ks Castro to end the inning

Dusty Baker said...

Nailed his ass.

My picture in picture ain't working. LA sports overload.

Steve Sax said...

Hilarious comments on Pujols, guys

I am happy that he hit one, if for no other reason than Dee Gordon will hear footsteps now.

Steve Sax said...

Hairy Jerrston!

Steve Sax said...

Ouch what happened to Jerry there? Dammit

Fred's Brim said...

ugh now hairston is hurt

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Steve Sax said...

Kennedy replaced Hairston

Looked like a hammy

Fred's Brim said...

ugh Kennedy is healthy

Steve Sax said...

Kennedy looks like a ham

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crappy penalty.

Fred's Brim said...

Soriano makes the play look difficult

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

QUICKY, BABY!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

HUGE save by Quick! Wow, I can't believe that didn't go in.

Dusty Baker said...

Quick...simply amazing.

Fred's Brim said...

AJellis walks from the 7 hole as well as he does from the 8 hole

Dusty Baker said...

Travis Wood....not so amazing.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, I hardly think he should be called an 8-hole. That just seems harsh.

Fred's Brim said...

TGJr works the walk

Fred's Brim said...

free run!

Dusty Baker said...

Harang gets us on the board.

Fred's Brim said...

bad double play attempt and a bad pickup at first gives the good guys a run!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers get a gift run

Fred's Brim said...

will Dee ever take pitches?

Fred's Brim said...

faker

Cliff Beefpile said...

Under 2 to go!

Dusty Baker said...

Awesome crowd at Staples. Come on Kings, let's do this! Just over a minute left.

Paul said...

Kings!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Kings!

Dusty Baker said...

KOPITAR!

3-1 and there it is!

Steve Sax said...

Score!!!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

To Brown!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings are going to just their second ever Western Conference Finals!!!!! First since 1993!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

loving the puck control in the St Louis end for all of the final minute

Fred's Brim said...

Sweepadelic!

NicJ said...

So happy!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Congratulations to your Los Angeles Kings!

Fred's Brim said...

Loney snags the liner to end the inning with a dude on 2nd

Cliff Beefpile said...

Also...first 4-game sweep ever!

Dusty Baker said...

How sweep it is.

Back to Dodgers now. Let's go, LA sports teams!* ^


*Angels don't count.

^ Clippers don't either.

Fred's Brim said...

Mellis nubs one into left, no outs

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Dre, don't forget this is a contract year

Fred's Brim said...

Mellis steals second with out 98% of a throw

Fred's Brim said...

Yes, those are seagulls, Lyons. You rube.

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera with a bomb! 3-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

more of a laserbeam than a bomb, but the result is the same

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy doesn't hurt himself on the comebacker

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone remember when Soriano was good? I can't.

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone remember when Loney was good? I can't.

Steve Sax said...

10-pitch AB for Sloney, and it ends with an out.

FJL Sigh.

Cliff Beefpile said...

OK, I hurt my ankle jumping around the living room. Heh.

Apparently I missed a Riviera dinger?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think I passed out for a moment.

Fred's Brim said...

Harang is in some more trouble

Fred's Brim said...

2 outs though, gotta get Castro

Dusty Baker said...

Hang in there, Marla.

Fred's Brim said...

fudge, single up the middle makes it 3-2

NicJ said...

Two year deal for harang.

Gotta think with Rubby and Eo ready for next year he is in the pen or trade bait.

Fred's Brim said...

Castro gets a lot of singles

Fred's Brim said...

Mike Bibby playing crunch time minutes for the Knicks, down 1, down three games

NicJ said...

Why can't we ever knock a starter out early?

Dusty Baker said...

@Collins and Lyons

No, you can't sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame in the 4th inning. Just shut the fuck up. Silence is better than you.

[I'm still in third inning on Tivo]

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, LaHair is no rabbit on the bases that's for sure.

Fred's Brim said...

Amazing - Bibby knocks down a 3 - Bricks up 3, 1:23 to go

NicJ said...

Why is Spike Lee dressed like Diane Keaton?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bibby's a playoff vet. He's probably cooler under pressure than most of the Knicks.

Fred's Brim said...

Fly out, then popout after the double. Now finish this, Aaron

Fred's Brim said...

And he gets the grounder to third - nice work, Aaron!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Darwin Barney's parents when he was born: "Well, what do we name him? His last name's gonna be Barney, so we should come up with a cool first name since he's gonna catch hell for his dorky last name." "I've got it! We'll name him Darwin!"

Cliff Beefpile said...

Le Merde doesn't advance past second.

Dusty Baker said...

So spot on, Cliff.

Fred's Brim said...

Battier Scottie Pippins Anthony on the three attempt

Fred's Brim said...

Pippens

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Pippen.

#CollegeRivalUCA

Dusty Baker said...

Sellers will be recalled immediately if Hairston has to spend any time off with his hammy.

Marla, what will Sellers do in this case?

Dusty Baker said...

145

Fred's Brim said...

take more pitches!

Fred's Brim said...

that inning was weaksalsa

Steve Sax said...

Ok, workout over. I'm beat.

NicJ said...

This inning looks familiar.

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like a night game there in Chi

Fred's Brim said...

dammit, ump, call that!

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff 3:26p: actually, his name was an evolution from other choices, however

Fred's Brim said...

same pitch, makeup call

Fred's Brim said...

Yes, nice K of Castro to get out of the inning

Steve Sax said...

Colletti on the radio show: "Our bullpen has been pretty good."

Hmm.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, did he go on to say "... compared to our bench"?

Fred's Brim said...

we haven't gone deep in a count in several innings

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax - Well, considering the other options, it was the natural selection.

Dusty Baker said...

"Our bullpen has been pretty good...at times throughout franchise history."

Fred's Brim said...

James being a good teammate, is sucking again so Abreu can get some more starts

Dusty Baker said...

"By the end, by the time Albert Pujols finally hit his first 2012 home run, a little after 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, the "I homered before Albert" club had grown to 273 members."

http://tinyurl.com/6stzkje

Fred's Brim said...

I don't have a good feeling about this game

karina said...

LaHair might be a star, just like Josh Thole

epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Travis!

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karina!

What opposing player are you going to worship today to put me in a bad mood? ;-)

Fred's Brim said...

damn

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, karina

Fred's Brim said...

shit, no DP

Fred's Brim said...

keep working, Aaron

Dusty Baker said...

You can't let a guy named Wellington beat you.

Steve Sax said...

Brewers just tied the Giants at 3 in the 9th

O's and Red Sox tied at 6 in the 15th!

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Dusty Baker said...

^ Except at chess. I can see being beaten by a guy named Wellington at chess. Or fencing.

Steve Sax said...

"our bullpen has been pretty good...at blowing games late"

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty, especially one with one "l" in his name

Fred's Brim said...

way to stay with it Dee

Fred's Brim said...

and get cleanly next time, will ya? my heart can't take to much of that shit

Fred's Brim said...

^that

Fred's Brim said...

please don't hurt yourself, Matty

Dusty Baker said...

I think I pulled a calf worrying about Matt getting hurt.

Fred's Brim said...

another fly out for Matty

I hope we don't get in a situation later in the game where a Matt Kemp AB would mean something

Steve Sax said...

I blink, and the Dodgers are done with their AB.

And Reed Johnson is on first.

Shit.

karina said...

@Dusty sorry, i'll shut and not talk about what i see in winter baseball at the ballpark :$

karina said...

Tony Campana! he was GREAT with Aguilas :)

yeah, i said i'd shut up :$

karina said...

and he's a MSB so beware

Fred's Brim said...

same pitch, makeup call, again

Steve Sax said...

Lindblom gives up a leadoff walk but escapes.

3-2 Dodgers through seven

Fred's Brim said...

thank you, Dee!

Steve Sax said...

@karina, how are you my dear? What's shaking?

Steve Sax said...

Seagulls in full force at Wrigley

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dee!

Dusty Baker said...

Joyce DeWitt would have made that play.

Fred's Brim said...

go Dee go!

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Ok I'll start hating on Campana now. Thanks!

Fred's Brim said...

lucky, Dee

karina said...

lead off single!

I'm fine, Sax. Lots of hard work 24/7, that's why i'm barely here. Tomorrow we'll shoot a commercial and i've been working for it all day long

Steve Sax said...

Ethier GIDP. 0-for-4 for Dre today.

karina said...

I was gonna say due to laws of average, Dre should hit something good :(

Fred's Brim said...

Dre vs Lefties

Steve Sax said...

I do dig that woman with the flag at the beginning of the Optima commercial.

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