Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Game 36 Thread: May 15 vs. D'backs, 7p


Billingsley (2-2, 3.32 ERA) vs. Miley (3-1, 2.76 ERA)

So far, the Dodgers have not been hurt by their slow metamorphosis into the Albuquerque Isotopes, mainly because their starting pitching has been so damned good and that there were two guys in the lineup that were swinging enough stick to make up for the others (no disrespect to either Ellis).  Now, it appears that we will be one monster short for the immediate future. The team conjured up enough offense without their superstar center fielder last night when two Sons were in attendance, so we're upping the ante tonight by sending three FOUR!  Don't say we're not doing our part!

As for our usual opposing-pitcher-shtick, poking fun at a guy named Miley is almost too easy to be considered sporting, so I'll just ask this: Care to try your luck against our Billings, Montana?

Note: This will also serve as your Kings vs. Coyotes Game 2 Thread. Between the Dodgers and Kings, it's California 2, Arizona 0. Let's make it 4-0, shall we?

UPDATE (from Orel): From @THEREAL_DV, a picture of the Dodgers' show of support for the Kings during BP:

125 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

We are two monsters short. The other one is Cookie Monster.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Van Slyke 9
Ethier 8
Ajellis 2
Sands 7
Loney 3
Sellers 5
Billingsley 1

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SUCK MY BALLS, NOMO.

Hideo Nomo said...

No thank you, Marla.

I'll be in Reserve 22 tonight, wearing a Kenley Jansen tee.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm the worst whore in the world.

Well, second behind that senator in the airport bathroom.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta fly. Got some commutin' to do before I can head to the park. (The sad thing is, I'm closer to the park NOW than I am from home.)

Jason said...

Now that is a spring training-looking lineup if I've ever seen one.

It would also form an anagram for "beg selves" which seems appropriate.

Orel said...

Tickets bought! RS32, Row B. Nomo, want to grab a beer?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sons' body count updated.

Steve K said...

@Orel - They made you buy a ticket? I assumed you'd get in free since you're throwing out the first pitch tonight.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Van Slyke AND Sands getting their inaugural starts tonight, then?

Orel said...

Just trying to represent the people, Steve.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nobody mentions Ethier starting in center?

Orel said...

He did that last year, right? During the All-Star Game?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The only time he did that.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Doesn't Van Slyke play some center?

Hideo Nomo said...

Four Sons vs. The Streak.

Orel said...

Doesn't Uribe play some center?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Van Slyke has played CF exactly twice, so while technically correct, it's still a bit of a stretch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Doesn't Orel play some center?

Franklin Stubbs said...

The only center Uribe is qualified for is creme-filled.

Franklin Stubbs said...

This thread is going to Helena hand-basket.

Neeebs * said...

Someone mention Montana?

How about Hannah?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Even with the oblique reference, the Miley-Montana connection has already polluted the banner ads.

Steve Sax said...

This Son is also at a MLB game tonight...but sadly, it's not at the Ravine.

Represent, brethren!

Steve Sax said...

Juan "double stuff" Uribe

Love it.

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of obliques, how is Uribe?

Steve Sax said...

Where is everybody?!?!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm in section god damn 55 (reserve), representing Master of the House - Orel!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I feel bad for everyone in that section.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Go Kings, go!

Neeebs * said...

Watching the Kings Vinny!

Neeebs * said...

@Stubby: Remember we Party in the USA Miley style with a victory.

Dusty Baker said...

Master of the House is in the house. Awesome video tribute and huge crowd welcom e for Bulldog. Top class, Dodger production crew!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wow, Upton has been bad this year.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Lyle Overbay still plays baseball?

Franklin Stubbs said...

1-0 Kings in the 2nd

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

2-0 now!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Woot!

Dusty Baker said...

Right on Kings. Phoenix on the ropes!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Old Man Ellis aboard!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SVS up with a man aboard.

Dusty Baker said...

Well shit.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not only is Lyle Overbay still playing baseball, he's somehow excelling at it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMN YOU, AJELLIS, DAMN YOU.

karina said...

epale everyone!

rancho ardiendo of the bad kind :(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Harumph.

Hideo Nomo said...

God damn, Dusty, why you always so far away?

Spank said...

Call me crazy but i think there is a conspiracy against moi. They are now blacking out the Dodger games on MLB TV in my hood. Bastards!

And what's up with the Kings game? They are not televising it either. What the fuck,mang!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

3-0 KINGS

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Just about a minute left in the second.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's second intermission, and the Kings lead the Coyotes 3-0.

karina said...

Fernandomania <3

I wonder how it feels to have lived that. I hadn't even been born and I get goosebumps when people mention it.

Spank said...

Thanks,Marla. I went deep into that dark ,cold place on the interwebs and found the game. Now I'll be going deep into that dark,cold place we call Neeebs' Mom.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When you get there, tell Hasselhoff he still owes me $50.

Fred's Brim said...

Spank is a resourceful mother!

Fred's Brim said...

and epale, yall!

Fred's Brim said...

a noodly Kugel grounds out

nice recovery, Chad, you infuriating SOB

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Angels fire their hitting coach, Mickey Hatcher.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hatcher hit two home runs in the '88 World Series.

Spank said...

So it begins.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm half expecting Scioscia to get the boot if the Angels continue to tank.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SVS with men on the corners!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

My whoring is at an exceedingly high rate tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

I went to the two playoff games in 2004 and was sitting in the right field corner for game 4. There was a bit of a commotion a section away and it was Mickey arriving in his seats with a buxom blonde on his arm. He was grinning ear to ear

Fred's Brim said...

Marla, you're a whore with a heart of gold

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@FB - That's the one piece of gold I never gave Josh Macciello.

Fred's Brim said...

good try, Dee

Fred's Brim said...

Is Macciello going to try to buy the Padres now?

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a double play dance!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't think Macciello can afford a prayer at this point.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GODDAMMIT I THOUGHT THIS BULLSHIT WAS OVER.

Fred's Brim said...

eep Dre gets hit

Fred's Brim said...

AJ's trying to hit like a 5-hitter instead of doing what he was doing before

Fred's Brim said...

Miley works fast with nobody on base

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This lineup is really underwhelming.

Fred's Brim said...

Who is Chad going to hit?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Who is Chad going to hit?"

The showers, if he keeps this up.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hope the ghost of Kuo's ligaments haunts your ass, o'parra!

Fred's Brim said...

You can do better, Chad!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Coyotes are playing really dirty considering it's only the second game.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad was voting on what tattoo Sellers was going to get after the game

Fred's Brim said...

cripes

Franklin Stubbs said...

This may be painful.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

4-0 Kings. Carter gets the hat trick.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sheet

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dee at least saved one run on that dive.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^for Chad, not Carter

Fred's Brim said...

hell

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm perfectly satisfied with a 1-1 finish against Arizona teams tonight.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is anyone up in the bullpen?

Fred's Brim said...

christ on a bike

Fred's Brim said...

how is Chad our fifth best starter?

Fred's Brim said...

in the rotation I mean

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chad's still better than Harang.

Fred's Brim said...

What does Jamey Wright need to do to get a chance?

Fred's Brim said...

that's a joke

Fred's Brim said...

so is this game

gnite, all

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

5-2-3 double play. Just how they drew it up.

Paul said...

1:46 left. I think they got this one.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kings win1 2-0! 2-0!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings win, ya'll. Got my tix for Game 3. Woohoo!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. This isn't what I was hoping for when I switched over. What happened to Chad CincoOcho?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andre!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mellis power!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's a start!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sands is the tying run.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I can smell where this is going.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So much for Jamey Wright, rotation savior.

cc:FB

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

B-R says both Josh Lindblom and Todd Coffey are 6'4" and weigh 240.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis was lucky on that one.

Dusty Baker said...

ChincoOcho is the amount of pitches Chad threw In the second inning.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, I think this goes without saying, but I blame the Sons for tonight's loss. Natch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dusty can tell his dogs that he saw Adam Kennedy get an extra-base hit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The important thing is that Mark Ellis has more home runs than Albert Pujols.

Dusty Baker said...

I blame Chad Billingsley.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I blame Oakland.

Hideo Nomo said...

I blame Marla.

Orel said...

I blame Orel.

Orel said...

PGTUP