Monday, May 21, 2012

Game 42 Thread: May 21 @ Snakes, 6:30p

Chris Capuano (5-1, 2.34 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (2-2, 5.73 ERA)

Surprisingly ace-like Capuano has helped the Dodgers bop to the top of the standings. Corbin's career is just the start of something new. Normally, lefties and rookies are two of the Dodgers' biggest weaknesses, but this year they've managed to not stick to the status quo.

Can the Dodgers make Corbin blue? Bet on it.

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Franklin Stubbs said...

I hereby declare that Capuano possesses "Aciness", to borrow Steven Colbert's schtick.

QuadSevens said...

The picture and italicized words in this game thread are lost on me. Should I be watching American Idol?

Hideo Nomo said...

For the record, I hate myself for this GT.

Steve K said...

@Q7
According to the Googles, Corbin Blue some sort of Disney kid.

@Nomo
Wow.

QuadSevens said...

Disney was my next guess.

Steve K said...

In the MySportsPage thing at the bottom of the page is a link to a story about Brad Ausmus being the coach of the Isreal team for the World Baseball Classic.

On top of Brad Ausmus as coach, Isreal dug up "a pair of Jewish ex-major leaguers" in Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler for the team.

Shawn Green. Didn't he retire something like 5 years ago? Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Koufax pitching for them?

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn 8
Herrera 5
Ethier 9
Van Slyke 3
Sands 7
DeJesus 4,
Treanor 2
Sellers 6
Capuano 1

Steve K said...

@DB
I had the same question!

Dusty Baker said...

Only one vowel. Not much to work with there.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, if Koufax can pitch, I'd rather use him in our pen than have him waste it on this World Baseball Classic crap.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHY ISN'T KENNEDY BATTING FIFTH?!

Steve K said...

Free Adam Kennedy?

Dusty Baker said...

Mattingly didn't have to use his AK.

cc: Ice Cube

Spank said...

Yeah,That's the fucking line-up right there.

Orel said...

Nomo! Patrick O'Neal just announced your hashtag on the pre-game. But he called it #AJ4KC. Isn't it #AJ2KC?

Orel said...

Vin's in Arizona!

Orel said...

Herrera bunt single! Mattingly must be proud.

Orel said...

Guess this is our Lakers thread as well.

Orel said...

echo

Orel said...

No commercials? Steve Lyons tweeted something about "master control issue so no commercials." No idea what that means.

Orel said...

More Vin for us!

Orel said...

Ethier with the nice running backhand catch!

Orel said...

Way to represent, obnoxious dancing kid in Dodgers gear behind home plate!

Orel said...

Major tech issues on Prime Ticket tonight.

Orel said...

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Orel said...

Still no commercials. Prime Ticket handling it pretty smoothly by cutting to vignettes featuring Dodger players. Vin helping out by introducing each segment.

Orel said...

This is my thirteenth straight comment.

Steve Sax said...

@MLB.tv free game of the day!

Orel said...

Apparently the Diamondbacks have started a day-care center. Directly behind home plate.

Orel said...

Halt! Who goes there?

Orel said...

Sands single!

Orel said...

Nothing screams fun like J.J. PUTZ BOBBLEHEAD.

Steve Sax said...

Lakers are already losing 11-14

MR.F said...

Damn Orel. You hit for 3 straight cycles!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:01p: Better there than the day care center we seem to be running from our dugout

Orel said...

Welcome to the bigs, de Jesus. Again.

Orel said...

@Sax: Zing!

Franklin Stubbs said...

What.
The.
Fuck?

Steve Sax said...

DeJesus K

Orel said...

TREANOR!

Orel said...

I think Treanor spent all of five seconds on the basepaths.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I, for the record, do not yet hate Gnomes for this GT, but the night is still young.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty2!

Orel said...

@MR.F: I'm sending my laptop to the Hall of Fame.

Orel said...

Cappy single!

Fred's Brim said...

I think the Putz bobblehead has a lifesized head

Orel said...

Who could hate Gnomes?

Fred's Brim said...

Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes, I was thinking Ty Corbin, but he may be a righty

Orel said...

TGJ single!

Fred's Brim said...

Red Hot Lover Tone!
1st and 2nd, 2 outs

Orel said...

Aw, shucks. 2-0 Dodgers in the 2nd.

Fred's Brim said...

take a couple of pitches, Elian.
Don't worry, you can stay

Orel said...

Each interstitial segment features a different pitcher showing his pitch grips. Billingsley isn't exactly a magnetic screen presence.

Fred's Brim said...

as flat as his pitches

Fred's Brim said...

I am not going to say anything bad about Bills anymore

Orel said...

It was a gutty interstitial segment, FB.

Orel said...

Nice tweet, Nomo!

Fred's Brim said...

Chad has powerful thighs

Fred's Brim said...

go get that, Scott!

Fred's Brim said...

cripes this a long at-bat

Orel said...

Montero is a tough out, but he is an out nonetheless.

Orel said...

Siddown, (Relatively) Short Chris Young!

Steve Sax said...

You guys have to watch the mlb.com highlight of the Treanor HR. There's a bloodcurdling scream from someone, as soon as it leaves the bat, which is f'ing hilarious

Steve Sax said...

Okay, gotta hop out for a second

Orel said...

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Orel said...

Which pitcher will we get next segment?

Orel said...

Dee Gordon interviewed by kids!

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, I heard that too, I am guessing it was Matty

I also just heard somebody yell on that chopper to first. The mic down there is very sensitive

Orel said...

This is a weird broadcast.

Orel said...

That's not all that's sensitive down there!

Orel said...

I have no idea what that means.

Fred's Brim said...

Looking at that pool, I forgot how stupid White Whale Stadium is

Orel said...

Vin acknowledging the lack of commercials. I wonder how much $$$ Prime Ticket is losing because some intern accidentally unplugged a cable.

Fred's Brim said...

@Vin - this no commercials thing is wonderful

Orel said...

Dodgers are tagging it right at them. They'll start falling in again.

Orel said...

Ryan "MVPee" Braun ties it up with the Giants!

Fred's Brim said...

I think I like the one with the puppy best

Fred's Brim said...

RIP Lasorda

Fred's Brim said...

yuck, Matt Williams make me throw up a little

Fred's Brim said...

makes

Orel said...

Wow, Patrick O'Neal just apologized to us on Twitter.

Orel said...

@FB: The drunken cameraman is also a winner.

Orel said...

Why does Vin call Goldschmidt Goldie? Stop legitimizing the opponent, Vin!

Fred's Brim said...

I am sorry

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, I am pretty sure that's Dusty wearing a Lakers cap

Fred's Brim said...

I think Goldie was the lead character in The Mack starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm vaguely familiar with the broadcast industry. I can't figure out how they can roll segments, but not commercials.

Fred's Brim said...

Why can't they just queue up the youtube videos for the commercials they usually show?

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: I'm kind of freaking out on the inside about the whole PONeal thing.

Fred's Brim said...

They can just show that Kate Upton commercial over and over again

Orel said...

@Nomo: But on the outside you're calm, right? Because that's all that matters.

Orel said...

Great response to O'Neal, Gnomes. Well done.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Nomo

It just goes to show how awesome A. J. Ellis is. He can drag US towards legitimacy on his coattails.

Fred's Brim said...

Mrs FB on Sellers: "Here's the little whippersnapper"

Fred's Brim said...

Nice work, Matt and Sellers working to clear Cap

Orel said...

Can't wait to play Milwaukee again. They need payback.

Fred's Brim said...

I keep waiting for Harang, in listing his pitches, to say "and the occasional meatball"

Fred's Brim said...

Will Matty be back by the Milwaukee series?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls.

Orel said...

Bloomquist triple. Dammit.

Orel said...

Nice, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly - Willie hammered that

Orel said...

Mattycakes should be back for Game 2 of the four-game series against the Brewers.

Fred's Brim said...

and Tone didn't play that so well
Bloomquist may had has a triple anyway, but still

Orel said...

2-1 Dodgers. Hold it together, Cappy.

Fred's Brim said...

crap

Orel said...

Almost doubled him up!

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Tony - good stuff

Orel said...

I guess the D'backs decided to take BP in the fourth inning.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, Cap isn't fooling anybody this inning

Fred's Brim said...

that was a strike

Franklin Stubbs said...

*heart resumes beating*

Orel said...

Cap spears it to escape the inning! Still 2-1 Dodgers.

Fred's Brim said...

what did they feed that kid?

Fred's Brim said...

wow - nice work, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

I hate being a pitch or two behind

Fred's Brim said...

But I am glad I get to watch on TV

Fred's Brim said...

I don't like our lineups vs lefties

Fred's Brim said...

Good swing, Elian, keep that feeling

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with the nubber into the hole the other way

Orel said...

Everything will be better once Matty returns.

Fred's Brim said...

SVS is so far away from the plate and deep in the batter's box

Hideo Nomo said...

FB, is MLB.TV doing the "Commercial Break in Progress" thing or showing the segments Prime Ticket is showing?

Fred's Brim said...

haha, ummmm

Orel said...

Better to be lucky than good. Even Vin thinks that's a bad call, and he's usually pretty respectful of umps.

Fred's Brim said...

take a pitch, jerk!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes they are showing the segments. I don't know how MTB.tv normally knows it's a commercial. I assumed they had a guy watching the game who would switch to the "Commercial Break..." image manually. If that was the case, you would think they could do it here too

Fred's Brim said...

I'll say it: is that what passes for a Communications major at USC?

Fred's Brim said...

you are terrible parents, one for raising your kids in a desert, and two for letting they run around like some wild animals

Fred's Brim said...

them

Orel said...

trivia: Kirk Gibson is 1 of 4 LA Dodgers to win the NL MVP. Who are the other 3?

Fred's Brim said...

Cap was unsqueezed on that one

Orel said...

Leashes for kids? FB says yes.

Fred's Brim said...

Matt Kemp 2012
Matt Kemp 2014
Clayton Kershaw 2015

Fred's Brim said...

Whiskey for kids? FB says yes

Orel said...

Nice pick, Elian!

Orel said...

Fred's Brim: Child Advocate

Orel said...

Maury Wills - 1962
Sandy Koufax - 1963
Steve Garvey - 1974

Fred's Brim said...

take a goddamn pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Hey, that's the guy under me!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap, how about an easy inning?

Fred's Brim said...

where the hell was pitch #3?

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walk after starting 0-2

Fred's Brim said...

Upton picked off
Looked like a balk maybe

Franklin Stubbs said...

...but I'll take it!

Fred's Brim said...

Cap Ks Hank White to end the inning

Hideo Nomo said...

So the commercial outage is NATIONWIDE. Whoa.

Franklin Stubbs said...

'Dre brings the geico.

Hideo Nomo said...

DRE!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

DRE!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - how do you mean? All MLB? All TV?

Fred's Brim said...

I'll take it

Fred's Brim said...

AC!!!

Fred's Brim said...

I like Dave Roberts

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Belli

Hideo Nomo said...

@FB: Fox Sports router glitch.

Angels, Dodgers, DBacks, Royals, Rangers and more all affected.

Fred's Brim said...

And nice work, Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - that is pretty awesome. I bet there isn't a fan out there that minds one bit. Maybe this will inspire somebody to do a no-ads game sometime

Fred's Brim said...

whoosh that was a rope

Fred's Brim said...

Did Vin just call him Kibble?

Fred's Brim said...

oof the ump caught that right in the gut

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't know if it's the commercial thing or what, but this game is dragging ass.

Paul said...

Love when Dre does well in Arizona.

Fred's Brim said...

was Kubel winking at me?

karina said...

epale everyone!

(lurking a little, some custome design has to be done by tonight)

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - yeah it feels like it to me too but it started pretty later than a game in Az should

Fred's Brim said...

nice going, Belli!

Fred's Brim said...

Mattingly looked old in high school

Fred's Brim said...

howdy, karina!

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - tell Parra to stay on the bench

Fred's Brim said...

ooh a righty!

Paul said...

Are you designing the new Flaming Menudos rock opera costumes Karina?

Fred's Brim said...

is Mattingly going to kill Lindblom?

Paul said...

Nice hit DeJesus Colorado.

Fred's Brim said...

can you call a feathered thong a costume?

Paul said...

Mattingly likes to abuse the relief, like his Torre before him.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Howdy all. Hey, Andre and Mr. Misty have homeruns!? Woohoo!

Fred's Brim said...

that was a nasty pitch that Treanor shouldn't have swung at

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Paul, I guess it's just a bit of His-Torre repeating itself. Get it!? HIS-Torre!

Paul said...

@FB

And top hats. Don't forget the top hats.

karina said...

@Paul Neeebs keeps destroying my sketches :(

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliff - tis true! and Capuano was shaky at times but was pretty good for 6 innings

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wheeeee!

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, there is such a fine line between genius and raving lunatic

Cliff Beefpile said...

Woohooo! Sellers!

Paul said...

Nice Sellers.

karina said...

i can get used to this late inning scoring, BIG TIME

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't remember a time when we've hit this many triples.

Fred's Brim said...

RUN RUN RUN!!!

Orel said...

LONEY BOMB!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*jaw drops*

Fred's Brim said...

wow he was so shallow

Cliff Beefpile said...

WHOA! FJL!

karina said...

THAT'S KING JAMES FOR YOU LADIES AND GENTS

Paul said...

Karina appears and James crushes the ball.

karina said...

200!

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