Friday, May 18, 2012

Game 39 Thread: May 18 vs. Shards, 7p

Lilly (5-0, 2.11 ERA) vs. Lynn (6-1, 1.81 ERA)

Welcome to the first weekend of interleague pla....Wait, what the what is wrong with the MLB schedule? Never mind. Do over.

Dodgers return from a long, arduous road trip to face the old enemy Shards (22-16). This three-game home stand represents a real test of strength and spirit for a Dodgers team that has beaten up on crummier teams but has been somewhat tested by contending teams. This is all the more difficult with Kemp, et al out of the lineup. Here's hoping that old fossil we dug up Bobby Abreu keeps up his success with the bat and doesn't fall victim to the virulent hamstring flu currently decimating our squad.

Re-reading that first paragraph makes it sound like we're struggling this year. But wait! We're the best team in baseball at 25-13. Pull your socks up, lads and lasses, because we can get this done against the dread Shards. Let's splinter them into a million pieces and send them home crying for their moms.

ps- Don't forget to vote A.J. Ellis to this year's All Star Game squad!

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131 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

We got thi.....

Well, maybe.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gag Lam Elk

Dusty Baker said...

LA GLAM KEG

Sounds like a new club in Echo Park.

Dusty Baker said...

Tell me this doesn't make you a little weepy:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120518&content_id=31622076&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

[Kerry Wood retirement]

Dusty Baker said...

Justin Verlander appears to be successful at pitching tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

I knew it was close, but couldn't be bothered to do any actual - what do they call it? - "research". Per Eric Stephen at TBLA, Dodgers are 1,002-1,001 against the Shards. We OWN these punks!

Dusty Baker said...

One-out single in the 9th ends Verlander's no-hit bid. Jesus Colorado this guy is good.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

There i threw in a vote for Jamey Carroll scrappy mcscrappy.

Hideo Nomo said...

Drinking shitty beer at my in-laws', Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Meetin an old friend at Bottega Louie downtown but sad I'm missing the game, Vinny!

Franklin Stubbs said...

On the sofa Vinny!

The pants-free portion of the evening commences!

Hideo Nomo said...

DEE YOU ARE A SHORTSTOP GODDAMMIT

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Franklin Stubbs said...

Fuck you, Mothballs!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Just in time to watch Lilly strike out Yada-yada-yada Molina.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

My nephew took a dump in his pants cause they won't let him use diapers anymore

Cliff Beefpile said...

@DodgersKings: Well, then your nephew will fit right in with the Sons and their followers. We crap our pants on a regular basis here.

Hideo Nomo said...

KEEP HITTING IT THERE

Franklin Stubbs said...

AJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*craps self*

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Go Sixers!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Pile it on, boys!

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice work, Triple G!

Hideo Nomo said...

Stupid bunt.

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't know like half these Cardinal dudes.

Hideo Nomo said...

#AJE2

Spank said...

Piling shit in my pants,Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

Hey, we're winning!

Hey, Mattingly is ejected.

MR.F said...

Effing moth balls.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, for the fucking love of fuck!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't like that guy.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I take gloves to games just to throw the ball back

Hideo Nomo said...

UGH FUCK THAT INNING SO HARD

Franklin Stubbs said...

Total parade of inadequacy.

MR.F said...

IN THE ARMPIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't fuck up the comeback.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

The Laker Staples announcer always sounds so monotone and bored......

MR.F said...

YES!

Franklin Stubbs said...

This game: What. The. Fuck?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ah, hell.

Steve Sax said...

Sloney, that was bad.

Steve Sax said...

Rox lost, Snakes won, Giants up 6-1 in the fourth

Steve Sax said...

Kennedy is having a pretty good game here

Nice defensive play

Franklin Stubbs said...

Took these guys a while to get the training wheels off tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

45

Paul said...

Raffy!! I missed you.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Adam Kennedy: repulsive tobacco wad or MOST repulsive tobacco wad?

Paul said...

Go James!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wheeeeeeee!

Paul said...

James crushed that the other way!!

MR.F said...

Loney did not fail?!?!? YES!!!!

Paul said...

Ellis you bum.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Paul said...

Nice play Raffy. I do miss you.

Paul said...

Epale Karina! Just in time to see the Dodgers take the lead.

Paul said...

Kennedy belongs in an old western with that wad of chew.

Paul said...

Throw strikes!

karina said...

@Paul YAY!

ps I miss Raffy too

Spank said...

Jack Nicholson mad. And why come no one ever mentions Lou Adler sitting next to him? He only discovered the seminal comedy group of Cheech and Chong.

Paul said...

What? Dave's not here.

Paul said...

Fuck two on. Get him out Harry face.

Paul said...

Guess we are sticking with Josh. One more strike.

Paul said...

Come on Josh.

Paul said...

Awesome!!! Great fuckin pitch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Paul said...

Sellers will get a tatoo of that.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's only disappointing because Holliday wasn't involved.

Paul said...

Holliday was covering his jewels on the play.

Paul said...

Tough night for Gordon??? Tough night!?? He sucks all nights.

Paul said...

That was outside... I think.

Paul said...

This Jersey Hansen is pretty good.

Paul said...

Fuckin fat Elvis.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Berking fuckman.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

COMMENCE MORONIC HATRED.

Dusty Baker said...

GODFUCKINGDAMMIT

Paul said...

Amazing.

Paul said...

Wasn't even a mistake pitch. Dude can just hit.

NicJ said...

Damn, if LaRussa were still here the cards would be out of pitchers already.

NicJ said...

Don't worry guys, Elian Herrera is up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hrmmmmmm.

Paul said...

Nice AB.

Spank said...

Late reaction because of ghetto internet: Damn you,Kenley!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nic, what are next week's lotto numbers?

Spank said...

I get the Dodger games after 10pm on the Dish. Do I have to wish for extra innings every telecast to watch now?

Paul said...

"Adam Kennedy has had a huge night". *faints*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh, thank heaven, Adam Kennedy will save us.

Paul said...

What???? *faints again*

Spank said...

Here we go

NicJ said...

AJ with a walk off walk?

Paul said...

Ellis won't do anything. He sucks.

Spank said...

Hardens beard molested Kobes elbow

Spank said...

They walked Loney to get to AJellis?! I must vote for AJeliis now. Right.

Paul said...

One more.

Franklin Stubbs said...

DO IT!

Spank said...

Don't throw stikes, dummy!

Paul said...

We make walkin party!!!

Spank said...

We make walking party!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

karina said...

Nic called it!

Franklin Stubbs said...

DO NOT LET MATT KEMP RE-INJURE HIMSELF DRY-HUMPING AJ ELLIS!

Spank said...

HOLY SHIT! PRIMO!

MR.F said...

AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was satisfactory.

Steve Sax said...

AJ!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Every time Kenley Jansen blows a game, the Dodgers win!

Paul said...

We all have ESPN!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Nic, you had better go buy some lotto tickets right now

Paul said...

Come on Kobe.

Hideo Nomo said...

WOK!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

We win!

*Makes party*

*Craps self*

Spank said...

Here we go

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MoRon!

karina said...

I approve. The Peanuts do, too :)

Paul said...

Nice.

Steve Sax said...

Geez,another close one at the staples center

Spank said...

We needs some D up in dis bish!

Steve Sax said...

@Marla: and, an angel gets its wings

Steve Sax said...

Bryant wi two FTs, up by one

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lakers win! It ain't over yet!

Steve Sax said...

Lakers win!!!!

Spank said...

*faints*

Paul said...

Lakers!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Dear Lebron: this is how you make free throws down the stretch

MR.F said...

FREE THROWS!

Steve Sax said...

Stop interviewing Kobe and let the man sleep before tomorrow

karina said...

Since this GT morphed into the Lakers GT (NOTHING wrong with it) i'll have to say goodnight and go Lakers

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm gonna stop calling him Ajellis and start calling him the Tortoise.

Dusty Baker said...

Heh - ghetto Internet. Spank it sounds like you had an emotional roller coaster of a night.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Okay, now I'm thinking BB Gun would be a killer nickname.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.