Thursday, May 17, 2012

Game 38 Thread: May 17 @ Padres, 7p

Aaron Harang (2-2, 4.46 ERA) vs. Julio Reyes Edison Volquez Edinson Volquez Voltron (2-2, 2.79 ERA)

Congratulations, Aaron! You're tasked with the role of stopper, trying to prevent the Dodgers' first three-game losing streak of the year. (They had two by this point last year.)

Faced with the threat of Voltron, Don Mattingly will attempt to have his remaining healthy hitters merge to form Kemputron. (Though, lately, they've been as lame as Vehicle Voltron.)

Maybe giant robots fighting isn't exactly the best analogy for these two punchless offenses going at it. What can I say? It's been a long, arduous road trip and I'm out of ideas.

107 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

This long, arduous 2-game road trip to a stadium two hours south has been torture!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Mellis 4
Abreu 7
Ethier 9
Kennedy 5
Loney 3
Ajellis 2
Gwynn 8
Harang 1

Fred's Brim said...

Let's not forget the stupid start times that should have been switched

fucking shit-ass Padres

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think Donnie pulls names out of a hat to determine the 5-8 spots.

Fred's Brim said...

fucking shit-ass Kennedy

Hideo Nomo said...

The hat is his ass.

Fred's Brim said...

I think Kennedy hitting fifth is like batting AJEllis 8th. His main function is to clear the shitty hitter batting immediately after him

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

THE AGE OF VOLTRON IS UPON US

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If Ned Colletti ever re-signed a player he let go at some point, I'd like to see Orlando Hudson replace Adam Kennedy.

Dusty Baker said...

How else than random chance could one determine how to distribute those hitting spots given the names from which he has to choose?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Brown-Kopitar-Williams
Penner-Richards-Carter
King-Stoll-Lewis
Clifford-Richardson-Nolan

Scuderi-Doughty
Mitchell-Voynov
Martinez-Greene

Quick

Hideo Nomo said...

There are a lot of hyphenated names on that team.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Kings!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, y'all!

Franklin Stubbs said...

What a festering cesspool of a day that was. I will require a win for my continued mental well-being. Throw me a bone, Harang.

Dusty Baker said...

Would that be a Harangbone?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey-o!

Fred's Brim said...

Win one for Stubbs' bone!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

#BAMSUCKA

Fred's Brim said...

terrible K from Ellis

Franklin Stubbs said...

Woot!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Bobby
run Dee, run!

MR.F said...

Wow. I didn't know Abreu could do that.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Double woot!

Fred's Brim said...

yeah, Dre
jog Bobby, jog!

Fred's Brim said...

how do you bat Kennedy 5th in any lineup?

Fred's Brim said...

well we cleared James

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Aaron - we need a good one from you tonight

Fred's Brim said...

man that's a big outfield

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Aaron

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Tone!

Fred's Brim said...

great bunt, Aaron

Hideo Nomo said...

BLOCK

Fred's Brim said...

Sac fly for Dee, 3-0 good guys!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

But Kevin Kennedy said Dee Gordon is not a great RBI guy!

Fred's Brim said...

shitballs

Fred's Brim said...

that's twice in two days, Tone. No need for that with Abreu and Dre coming up

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Aaron, keep throwing strikes

Fred's Brim said...

bring this home without me, fellas (and ladies if they show up later). I needs some bed

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kings are offering free donuts and coffee to anyone who comes to Staples before 10:30.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

^10:30 am, Sunday.

Hideo Nomo said...

Just the highlight of the Abreu triple. He totally stole my base running style from the softball tournament.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ just saw

Hideo Nomo said...

DFAJL

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

100

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!!!

Steve Sax said...

Pujols hit HR 2 tonight !

Sappy McPopup also had a sweet grab in left tonight

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Never got why a penalty is wiped off if the team scores....

Steve Sax said...

Finally found the kings game in this hellhole!

Hideo Nomo said...

HR #3 for Pulgas, Saxy. Now tied with A.J. Ellis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

150 votes so far for AJ.

Hideo Nomo said...

I did 200 yesterday. Haven't done my vote session today yet.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Quadruple woot!

Steve Sax said...

Boom baby!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Quintuple woot!

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

We don't need no stinkin Power Play!

Hideo Nomo said...

"Oh shit! SoSG Nomo wants me DFA'd!"
*smacks a double*

Steve Sax said...

Kings up 2-1 with 41.3 seconds left

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS WIN!!!

Steve Sax said...

KINGS!!!

Steve Sax said...

BOOM!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers up 5-0 btw, with SF and AZ winning today

Steve Sax said...

every other game in the majors has gone final already

Steve Sax said...

i'm in it for the haul tonight, boys and girls

Dodgers 5 Padres 0 with 2 out in the bottom of the fifth

Steve Sax said...

oh shit, come on aaron

Steve Sax said...

Harang gest out of it, 5-0 Dodgers through 5

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dear lord, 3-0 Kings!

They're making me a believer!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Lead off double will do nicely.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

175 votes for AJ.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Jimmy Jim Jimz got in on dis bish, no way

Spank said...

***Clippers Thread***

Spank said...

Clippers Suck!

Spank said...

***End Of Clippers Thread***

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, that single is going to keep Kennedy in the lineup for another week, isn't it?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

AJ NEEDS MORE VOTES

MR.F said...

Oh my. Go Harangutan!

MR.F said...

Was that double because I called him Harangutan?

Steve Sax said...

7-0 dodgers through 7.5

Paul said...

This game feels like it started yesterday.

Steve Sax said...

7-0 LA through 8.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 8:14p. Shit, how did I miss Pujols' second HR? My bad.

Oh got it. HR #2 was yesterday

Steve Sax said...

this road trip of mine is for the birds

Paul said...

Where you at Sax?

Paul said...

Just booked my fight to Seattle for the Dodgers weekend in June. Good times.

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis makes it 8-0 Dodgers in the ninth

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, you don't want to know. No MLB team in my neck of the woods.

Paul said...

Also plan to make the short pilgrimage to Oakland in June. Tickets are dirt cheap.

Paul said...

I am gonna guess Dodge City Kansas.

Steve Sax said...

NBA Tonight on ESPN: Jalen Rose just lifted his hands, and his stomach looked like it was trying to bust out of his suit. Yikes.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: Oakland in June? Hmm...

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: Dodge City KS is a good guess. Alas, it's wrong.

Steve Sax said...

No worries, back in lovely LA tomorrow

Paul said...

Lance Lynn Loses sounds good to me.

Steve Sax said...

yikes where the hell was dwayne wade tonight? texting his fab fives?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Carson City, Nevada.

Steve Sax said...

coffey comes in, one pitch, promptly allows base runner

Paul said...

Oakland in June... Think Sinatra has a song about that.

Paul said...

Fried Coffey.

Steve Sax said...

i just realized how funny it is that Jalen Rose is behind the desk at ESPN, and Juwan Howard is still playing in the playoffs for the Heat.

Hideo Nomo said...

Coffey works soooooo slllllloooowwwllly.

And crappily.

Steve Sax said...

Coffey in, and suddenly the shutout is gone. 8-1 LA with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Hideo Nomo said...

Party makin'!

Steve Sax said...

Bleeding stopped. 8-1 Dodgers, Final.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That felt like it went on forever.

Paul said...

Six game lead preserved.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was much appreciated, blue!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!