Sunday, May 20, 2012

Game 41 Thread: May 20 vs. Cardinals, 5p

Chad Billingsley (2-3, 3.83) vs. Kyle Lohse (5-1, 2.70).

Shadows across the infield! A nationally televised game today means an oddball start time of 5PM. With seemingly half the damn team on the disabled list, the Major League-best Dodgers (saying that never gets old) are in position to sweep the World Series champs. (Wait until the Dodgers play some good teams, they said. Well, here we are.) But in order to finish the weekend strong, Billingsley will have to find the command he seems to have lost in his past three starts. Lohse has been hot this season but owns a career 5.45 ERA against the Dodgers. Who will come out on top? Only...

Dodger Stadium photo by SoSG Sax

130 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

On my way to the Yard momentarily, Vinny!

Nomo- guess which tickets MDIL snagged from Stub Hub last night that also feature the same Stadium Club access that we had last time out?

Dusty Baker said...

Timmeh getting whipped today.

Presumably because he didn't wash his hair.

Hideo Nomo said...

Woot!

Hideo Nomo said...

Gwynn CF
Herrera 2B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Kennedy 3B
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Sellers SS
Billingsley P

Hideo Nomo said...

Anagrams into BLAH GEEKS.

Dusty Baker said...

That hits a little too close to home, doesn't it Nomo?

Dusty Baker said...

In the Stadium Club, Vinny!

Hideo Nomo said...

Baseball Tonight is showing a sweet video on the science of Sellers' dive into the stands.

Steve K said...

Don't forget that there should be even more shadows when the eclipse hits during the first couple innings.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't burn your retinas off out there, people!

Dusty Baker said...

(fashions pinhole viewer from empty beer can)

Steve K said...

@Nomo - That sports science was one of the better ones I've seen. Usually they're pretty dumb.

Dusty Baker said...

Did it blind you with science, so to speak?

Dusty Baker said...

Nancy Bea playing Master of the House for Orel since he's here doing the broadcast.

Dusty Baker said...

Bills is in form.

karina said...

wanna watch that sports science!

EPALE everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

It's funny how many credentialed media come and get drinks here at Stadium Club while theyre "working".

NicJ said...

I really hate the behind the plate camera.

karina said...

very well done, Comedulce Abreu <3

Franklin Stubbs said...

Let's get some early runs!

karina said...

We did, Stubbs :)

Franklin Stubbs said...

'DRE!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Way to fuck it up, AK.

karina said...

rancho ardiendo of the bad kind :(

you can do this Bills, come on!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, not how I planned to be watching the game...but I'm on my friend's couch while I house-sit. C'mon, CincoOcho!

karina said...

*standing ovation*

Cliff Beefpile said...

Woohoo! Double play to get out of it!

karina said...

gosh, that was a BEAUTIFUL double play!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy shit, that Vin piece was amazing.

Dusty Baker said...

What was the Vin piece?

karina said...

very good Bills, I'll raise my cup to that!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Just a quick Vin-narrated bit, maybe 45-second, about his years with the Dodgers. Just him briefly waxing nostalgic.

karina said...

I want more Dodgers runs

MR.F said...

Double play? You disappoint me, James.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Chad, don't give it back to them

Fred's Brim said...

Chad, you gotta go harder than that

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

Chad, you drive me fucking crazy

NicJ said...

What a shitty inning.

Fred's Brim said...

you are so goddamn frustrating

Fred's Brim said...

and I am a guy who roots for Uribe

Fred's Brim said...

fer christ sake

Fred's Brim said...

dammit

MR.F said...

Bad Chad! Bad Chad!

NicJ said...

We are a James Loney bases loaded with no outs double play away from tying this thing up.

Hideo Nomo said...

Blerg.

NicJ said...

LA is 0-Sunday.

Fred's Brim said...

Herrera with a ground single to right, 1st and 2nd, 2 outs, Sweet Stuff up

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby grounds out to 1st

karina said...

I want the Dodgers to win so everyone realizes they are playing well

Fred's Brim said...

me too, karina

Fred's Brim said...

I also want them to win so that they win

Fred's Brim said...

catch that shit, Sellers! Chad needs all the help he can get

Fred's Brim said...

If they are tied after 9, instead of extra innings, Matt Adams and Todd Coffey will sumo wrestle to the death

Fred's Brim said...

Tone with the lucky throw-out at third

NicJ said...

Having chad hit for himself last inning is really paying off.

Fred's Brim said...

How many outs had Chad gotten this season via the tag? He has needed them all

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oof. Looked like Molina was safe. Thanks, ump.

Fred's Brim said...

Get the last goddamn out, Chad. You got lucky, now take advantage

Fred's Brim said...

son of a bitch

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fack!

Fred's Brim said...

unreal

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus Colorado, Chad. You're a fourth or fifth starter at this point.

For Kansas City.

Fred's Brim said...

Where is Spanky to call him a mutt?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bad Chad strikes again.

Fred's Brim said...

Is that Dusty with the rainbow wig behind home plate?

NicJ said...

I was pretty sure we were going to lose today because chad is slumping (again), but I really hate it that we always play our worst baseball when we are on national TV.

Fred's Brim said...

Beltran, you are definitely a mutt

Fred's Brim said...

Is there a good Chad anymore?

karina said...

I'll take THAT

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - agreed on the National TV part. The worst had to be that Broxton meltdown vs the Yanks

Fred's Brim said...

good job, James. Keep that feeling

karina said...

@Fred's Brim yes, there is, somewhere, it'll come to the surface in any given moment now

Franklin Stubbs said...

@FB

We all have some short-term memory issues, but Chad was nails for about a month.

karina said...

well done, King James :)

karina said...

@Fred"s Brim that still hurts :(

Dusty Baker said...

" Loney's doing well...I mean, for Loney."

- Mrs Dusty

Fred's Brim said...

I thought Nutso was going to gag on that one

Franklin Stubbs said...

Let's not strand these guys.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - me too - I am still mad about that one

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty says those rainbow wigs are tied to the upcoming movie Madagascar 3 opening on June 4 at a theatre near you. #DreamWorks

Fred's Brim said...

@Stubbs - I only felt good about the first two starts. He was locked in for those games. He's not as bad as I think he is but after that he seemed to be back to the Chad that drives me crazy

Fred's Brim said...

fudge - he ripped that too. Holliday was lucky those were right at him

Dusty Baker said...

I'm sitting right above Nutsack and yelled at him to miss it (again). I even tried a NOONAN! on him.

NicJ said...

Sands and SVS on the bench and he picks IDJ to pinch hit!?!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think both Chads are in there, going at it like Rock'em-Sock'em-Robots most of the time.

Fred's Brim said...

I hope the good one wins in the end. Can we get High Jackman to coach him?

Fred's Brim said...

Hugh

Franklin Stubbs said...

High Jackman was my nickname in high school. Don't know where that came from...

Fred's Brim said...

yearbooks.com

karina said...

fashion police fails Ned Colletti

Franklin Stubbs said...

Javy seems a little better these days.

Fred's Brim said...

You can't see them but you know he's wearing those silly cowboy boots

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Karina

With the feathered hair and the 'stache, he's already pretty much a fugitive from the fashion police, regardless of wardrobe choice, is he not?

Dusty Baker said...

High and Jackman are extremely descriptive of my high school years

Fred's Brim said...

"Elian can stay!" - Dave Chappelle

Dusty Baker said...

I love this little Castro loving commie Elian Gonzalez!

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby

karina said...

I ADORE Bob Abreu, even if he's a trademark for Leones del Caracas

karina said...

100!

karina said...

@Stubbs but he still might be eligible for parole

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

MR.F said...

WHOA!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

HO-LEY SHEEEEEET!!!!!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Scotty with the BOMB!

karina said...

a lo profundooooooooooooooooooooooo y nooooooooo noooooooooo noooooooooooo, DÍGANLE QUE NO A ESA PELOTA!

Amazing kid in a 3-0 count, dad MUST be proud and so are we :)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Van Slyked!

Neeebs * said...

Holy crap SVS.

Fred's Brim said...

SVS is the oldest-looking 25 year-old

Dusty Baker said...

Body Movin' dethroned by Gypsy Kings' version of Hotel California. Boooooooooo!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

and that was amazingly awesome!

Fred's Brim said...

Boo indeed, Dusty!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee with a walk!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Kenley!

Fred's Brim said...

I don't mind the concept of the movie Ted, but I won't be able to get into it when the bear sounds so much like Peter Griffin

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley gets him to swing at the high strike, 1 down

Cliff Beefpile said...

C'mon Kenny Lee!

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy pops it up behind the plate, 2 down

Paul said...

One more!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Every time I see Skip Schumaker I can't help but think of Skippy from "Family Ties".

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sweeeeeeep!

Fred's Brim said...

Comebacker to Kenley! We win!! PARTYMAKE!!!

MR.F said...

WE MAKE PARTY!!!!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

SWEPT!

Paul said...

We make sweeping party!!!

Fred's Brim said...

I make sweeping generalizations! The girls at Dusty's high school were easy!

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Dusty finds SVS at a bar tonight and buys him a beer

Fred's Brim said...

Good night all, enjoy the rest of your evenings!

Dusty Baker said...

Good night, FB! Sending Chavez Ravine love all the way out to Brooklyn!

Hideo Nomo said...

HYSVSPGT up!