Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Game 31 Thread: May 9 vs. Giants, 7p

Chad Billingsley (2-2, 3.19) vs. Tim Lincecum (2-2, 5.68).

For the rubber match of this series, we've got the thighs of Chad Billingsley going against the hair of Tim Lincecum (pictured, above). Bills has had four starts with only two or fewer ER, but two bad losses where he didn't look like himself. Lincecum, on the other hand, has had only two of six starts with two or fewer ER; he has been lit up for 5+ earned runs in half of his starts this year.

We'll need the win to take the series, so I guess the question is, Will the thighs have (Cousin) It?

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Kennedy 4
Kemp 8
Ethier 9
Abreu 7
Uribe 5
Loney 3
Ajellis 2
Billingsley 1

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh fuck, Kennedy batting second again.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bunting and Ajellis 8th: Two frustrating Mattingly decisions we're just gonna have to live with.

Paul said...

I like AJ 8th. I don't want to mess with a good thing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think Donnie was trolling everyone when he used RBI to support his decision in the eighth yesterday.

Paul said...

This lineup makes me sad.

Steve Sax said...

I hope the lineup comes up with little white flags on the ends of their bats

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thanks to Juan Rivera going to the DL, Matt Treanor, Adam Kennedy and Dee Gordon have the worst OBPs of all the position players on the active roster.

AND TWO OF THOSE THREE ARE LEADING OFF.

Hideo Nomo said...

SCOTT VAN SLYKE WILL SAVE US.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If we lose, it's Ajellis' fault.

Neeebs * said...

Read line-up.

*cries*

Neeebs * said...

Scott Van Slyke is the future savior of our organization.

*continues crying*

Steve Sax said...

Accuscore (ESPN) gives us a 63% chance of winning tonight's game.

--> we're definitely losing

Franklin Stubbs said...

Goddamn Kennedy. How I loathe him.

Franklin Stubbs said...

On the other hand, I have beer sausage. (Not the euphemistic kind).

Also, beer.

Steve Sax said...

I need to go get me some beer. Back on the GT in a while, crocodiles

karina said...

epale everyone!

@Sax who cares about ESPN Accuscore? I say they have 100% chance to win

Paul said...

I say they have 15% chance of a 100% chance of winning!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Karina

I think the last few seasons have made us manic/depressive fans.

If they won the previous game, we feel like we're indestructible. I they lost the last game, they're doomed to eternal failure.

But I agree, they have 100% chance to win. Gotta play 9 innings to find out if it will hold up.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have sauerkraut breath.

Good thing I'm on the road, or I'd be sleeping on the couch tonight.

DDGRDUG said...

"Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that”

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Stubbs - I'd rather play 8 and a half.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Marla

May it be so.

Orel said...

I believe KarinaScore.

Spank DeBarge said...

@ Paul 6:19pm

But there is only a 5% chance of that 15% happening

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

60% of the time, it works every time.

Spank DeBarge said...

We need a beaning here.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Ankle high

QuadSevens said...

The view from the suites ain't bad. But the suite next to me is full of Gnats fans.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh good, Adamn Kennedy's on deck.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Man, Quad...it's like that for me EVERY day living up here. Just tell em to eat some rice-a-roni

Spank DeBarge said...

yay,dee

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee-structive.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

How do you walk Kennedy?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, of fucking course.

Spank DeBarge said...

BOOOOO!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I want runs, dammit.

Spank DeBarge said...

It's all up to Abreu

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hotel showing only the Clipper game.

Fuck you, travel.

Spank DeBarge said...

meh

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn that was an ugly K

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Okay, Czar...I'll take that throw

'Bout time

Steve Sax said...

Nice throw out by AJellis

Steve Sax said...

Men at the corners for Timmah

Steve Sax said...

Charley with a looooot of pitches thrown

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think I need to get good and drunk, then make sure I didn't fuck up tomorrow's PCS. Maybe not in that order.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

COCKSUCKER

Spank DeBarge said...

goddammit

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There's a PCS tomorrow? WHEN WILL IT END?

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck Bills, get in this game

Franklin Stubbs said...

@marla

You're telling me...

Paul said...

Broxton has the first two runners on in the top of 9th....He isn't pitching here.

Well that is my positive post for the night.

Paul said...

All these stupid injuries mean more wasted at bats by this turd.

Paul said...

And this bum.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"All these stupid injuries mean more wasted at bats by this turd."

More specific, please.

Spank DeBarge said...

you suck Urine

Steve Sax said...

Urine K, Loney with an infield groundout

Someone stop this!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Are there outfield groundouts?

NicJ said...

Are we going to lose 1-0 today?

Paul said...

Devo and horse racing. I'm there.

Paul said...

I say 5-0.

Steve Sax said...

Not a good start Chadley

Paul said...

That tricky centerfield wall with all its....wall.

Steve Sax said...

@Marla: I bet Urine could get an outfield groundout

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I walked into that one.

NicJ said...

This one is over.

Paul said...

2 runs down feels like 6.

Paul said...

Bills is a great no. 4 guy.

Spank DeBarge said...

PGT up!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Huh.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

SWEET PLAY

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy flying fuck, that was close!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Timmeh's Gameday pic is so emo, it looks like a Nirvana cover.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Or whatever the hell emo kids listen to these days.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't waste that lead-off hit, dammit!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

OH GOOD BUNTING WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT YET

Paul said...

Kids these days with the clothes and the hair and the music.

Franklin Stubbs said...

le sigh.

Paul said...

That is why Dee should only bunt.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

They're booing the Giants for turning the DP.

NicJ said...

I hate this team.

Both of them.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GOOD LORD ADAM KENNEDY

Franklin Stubbs said...

GAHD DAMN BUNTS!

Steve Sax said...

DeePee

Steve Sax said...

Kennedy with a bloop single. He's on fire.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

One swing by Kemp ties the game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Le sigh.

Paul said...

There goes our shot.

Spank DeBarge said...

oh well

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He's not Tim Lincecum, he's Captain Lachrymose!

Steve Sax said...

Great, now we have to wait until the sixth to get another base runner on.

Steve Sax said...

Chad is reverting to the Chad I remember

Steve Sax said...

RISP for the Giants

Steve Sax said...

Only dodgers with 4HR in a game

One is obviously Green

Steve Sax said...

Right?

Neeebs * said...

Have we scored yet?

Steve Sax said...

Of course, Gil Hodges (1950)

Hideo Nomo said...

@Sax

Kennedy's getting 4 HR tonight.

Neeebs * said...

Sean Green

Neeebs * said...

^shawn

Steve Sax said...

@Nomes, if "HR" stands for Hit Rightbacktothepitcher, possibly

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I would love it if Kennedy gets four more at-bats in this game. That would mean other guys are at least getting on base.

Neeebs * said...

I feel like the slow cell connection guy in the commercial.

Spank DeBarge said...

Shonn

Steve Sax said...

Jamey Wright is loosening up, in the fourth inning no less?

That's like batting Adam Kennedy second, .... wait a minute.

Neeebs * said...

Sh'n

Neeebs * said...

Jamie Wright is warming up in the bullpen.

Franklin Stubbs said...

AT LEAST THAT MAKES THE DP MUCH LESS LIKELY!

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, washed up Angel guy!

Steve Sax said...

Oh well, it was nice getting two runners on. Here comes the three outs.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Go, notKemps!

Steve Sax said...

Oh yeah, Uribe's go a little extra padding, all right, Vin

Steve Sax said...

^got

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I have something resembling-but-not-quite-faith in Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

How many outs will urine register here?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3

Steve Sax said...

D) 4

Steve Sax said...

E) 27

Steve Sax said...

F) none of the above!!!!

Holy shit!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll chalk that one up to my not-quite-faith.

Franklin Stubbs said...

URINAY!

NicJ said...

Sweet elbow drop by Arias.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

WOOT!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now Mattingly can't bunt. Right?

Neeebs * said...

bunt

Steve Sax said...

Why are you swinging for that, Loney? Lean into a damn pitch!

Steve Sax said...

Loney K

Paul said...

Should of bunted.

NicJ said...

Is that old lady going to call into dodgertalk and cry about people being mean to Loney again?

Spank DeBarge said...

Loney sucks

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Looney.

Paul said...

K Mr. AJ superstar.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Hahaha

Steve Sax said...

Wait, is my feed slow?

Paul said...

Workin the count.

Steve Sax said...

I've got a 3-2 count

Steve Sax said...

@nicj 8:42p: that caller is me on helium

NicJ said...

Worst catcher ever.

Paul said...

Nice AB.

Steve Sax said...

AJ works the walk, chad is pulled

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Please. Real players hit doubles.

Spank DeBarge said...

Bunt Time!

NicJ said...

Hey Timmy, U Jellis?

Steve Sax said...

How can chad be pissed about being pulled? He's at 85 pitches for Pete's sake

Paul said...

Chad angry.

Steve Sax said...

And he's all over the board

Neeebs * said...

um...squeeze? thats a bunt, right?

Steve Sax said...

Maybe he knows tony Gwynn is going to GIDP

NicJ said...

Chad felt he still had a few batter to walk.

Steve Sax said...

0-2 to gwynn

Paul said...

Come on Gwynn.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

0-2 to gwynn?

0-2 to gwynn.

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn is hacking up there

Paul said...

Go go go!!!!!

Neeebs * said...

clear the bases

Franklin Stubbs said...

RUN YOU FILTHY BASTARDS!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit Gwynn!!!

Whoo hoo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RUN(S)

Spank DeBarge said...

OMG! OMG!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I.
WILL.
TAKE.
IT!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's what happens when you don't bunt!

Alex said...

"Excellent" - Mr Burns

sanfrandodgerfan said...

That's what I'm talkin bout...Jints announcer tools are saying it's Timmeh's fault not Gwynn hittin well

Steve Sax said...

S chad can't get the win, right? So the next guy gets the win?

Wright has a chance at registering a win here?!

Steve Sax said...

The Dodgers should be able to raffle off the win in a post-game bingo game

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Yeah Nic...I said that

Neeebs * said...

SFDF: Fwiw, Vinny said the same thing

Paul said...

Should of bunted.

Steve Sax said...

Dee, you've gotta hit it deeper for a sac

Steve Sax said...

let Kennedy show you how to hit it deep, Dee

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's 20 pushups, Dee.

Steve Sax said...

(actually, of Dee had grounded to second at his AB, as Kennedy just did to end the inning, Gwynn would have indeed scored)

Steve Sax said...

Nice highlight of the crazy Alex Cora 14-foul-ball AB

Hideo Nomo said...

Stoked the gamble paid off, but 5 innings from this 'pen might as well be 9.

Paul said...

This can only end well.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yet hair Timmeh!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If there's a polar opposite to Timmeh's Gameday pic, it might be Abreu's.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

@Neebs...thx, 'they' keep my Vin intake to a minimum up here

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's okay, Kemp. Everyone on my fantasy team sucks today.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Time for Kemp to take a day off?

Dude is seriously 'pushing'

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stay positive, Bobby!

Neeebs * said...

Do you think SF wants Uribe back?

Steve Sax said...

And, Urine ends the inning. What a surprise.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Neeebs - I read a little of MCC. They actually do.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers up 4-2.

I'm going to work out.

Steve Sax said...

Mr La SC! Put in an offer for Pete's sake! Uribe for a couple of cases of Chardonnay!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't think I'm welcome in those parts. But only because they're such devoted fans. #HankSchulmanLogic

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I await the beat writers' tweets about how this long game will make Dylan Hernandez miss deadline.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Schulman is a fairweather tool...But no worries, czar, you can stay with us in the wilds of Oakland!

My dogs were going fricking nuts 20 minutes ago and wouldn't shut up, so I went outside...four deer on my hill.

You'd dig it here

Neeebs * said...

MLASC: Sell um for cheap

Steve Sax said...

@sfdf: that is awesome. Berkeley hills, perhaps? You a fan of il fornaiao sp?)

Steve Sax said...

Ok, now I really have to work out

Franklin Stubbs said...

Li'l Ellis!

Paul said...

Ellis couldn't hit a homerun? Pssh.

Hideo Nomo said...

DUMP THIS FUCKER.

Steve Sax said...

We just had our catcher get a triple.

Are you kidding me?!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Real players hit doubles.

Steve Sax said...

MLB debut for Scott Van Slyke!

sanfrandodgerfan said...

WOWEE...

A catcher hitting a triple?

Hahahahaha

Steve Sax said...

Il fornaio is how to spell it, apparently

Steve Sax said...

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