Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Game 44 Thread: May 23 @ Diamondbacks, 6.40p

Ted Lilly (5-0, 1.79) vs. Joe Saunders (2-3, 3.55).

I'm still getting over last night's crazy come-from-behind victory, still shocked that we not only battled back from 5-0 on the road, but then went down to our last AB and got Ivan DeJesus Jr. to give the Dodgers our first lead of the game, as well as the lead that held up for the win. And here we go, in the final game of the series against the Snakes, and the Dodgers send up a pitcher whose 1.79 ERA ranks second among NL starters (slightly behind Atlanta righty Brandon Beachy's 1.77.). Ted Lilly--a 12-14 last year--is a surprising Ace, indeed.

Lilly, who faces faces former Angel Joe "Colonel" Saunders, will helm the ship as we try to grab our seventh-straight victory (which would register as our longest streak of the year, as well as our longest streak in over two years). I want to go streaking, Ace. Show us the way. (On second thought, keep your clothes on.)

107 comments:

Steve K said...

Herrera 8
Sands 7
Abreu 9
Van Slyke 3
Ellis 2
De Jesus 4
Gordon 6
Sellers 5
Lilly 1

If I'd gone to a spring training game and seen that lineup announced, I'd have been pissed.

Franklin Stubbs said...

He can make you laugh with no more than a frantic flailing of his limbs.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Did DelinO hack Sax's Blogger account?

Franklin Stubbs said...

San Francisco already lost. Can we push the lead to 8 games?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, of course we can, but will we?

Dusty Baker said...

Dre gets the day off. SVS batting cleanup.

SHE LSD VAG

Orel said...

https://twitter.com/sosgsosg/status/205437952699023361

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Who is playing for the Topes these days? Did they send all the AA guys to ABQ?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The ABQ line up has as many "big leaguers" as tonight's LAD line up.

Hairston LF
Miles 2B
Fields 3b
Baisley 3B
Cruz SS
Cavazos-Galvez RF
Bard C
Angle CF
Parisi P

Fred's Brim said...

hehe nice work, Nomes

Franklin Stubbs said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Watching the end of Bucky Larson, Vinny!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was auspicious!

Franklin Stubbs said...

...but not useful.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm ready to join the Elian Nation.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Franklin Stubbs said...

The fuck is going on?

Fred's Brim said...

fack

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh ugh ugh.

Hideo Nomo said...

Not worried yet. The Dodgers scored 11 runs last time Lilly had a shitty first.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, pick up your goddamn helmet, O'Parra. You weren't robbed.

Fred's Brim said...

well that's over

Steve Sax said...

hey guys. No one's picking up the Ace Ventura thread? I'm disappointed.

All righty then.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 Snakes through 1.5

Franklin Stubbs said...

Good thing it's an off day tomorrow. The bullpen may be heavily featured in this one.

Hideo Nomo said...

A.J. Ellis' wife is on Twitter, retweeting all the campaign stuff.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, I got you a Jim Carrey reference AND a Simpsons quote in one tidy package! What more do you want from me?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bollocks.

Steve Sax said...

4-0 snakes? Are we spotting them now, after last night's comeback?

Steve Sax said...

@Sir Stubbs, you're off the hook

Fred's Brim said...

I know we have to come back to earth at some point, but lets do it in a respectable way

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah...

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, everyone gets boatraced eventually. We already took the series.

Fred's Brim said...

Ted got a meatball sub for lunch

Fred's Brim said...

fuck you, Matt Williams

Fred's Brim said...

dick

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was bullshit, blue.

Fred's Brim said...

Does Ted have enough control tonight to hit O'Parra?

Fred's Brim said...

frikkin umps

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Does Ted have enough control tonight NOT to hit O'Parra?

Fred's Brim said...

I predict a heavy dose of Jamey Wright tonight

Fred's Brim said...

maybe a big cup a Coffey too

Fred's Brim said...

time warp back to May 2011

Franklin Stubbs said...

I may have to take a detour from this one and come back for the 7th inning comeback.

Fred's Brim said...

Goddamn fucking SI

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think it's more Lilly coming down to Earth, as opposed to the Dodgers.

Orel said...

#AJ2KC!

Fred's Brim said...

AJ!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BB GUN

Fred's Brim said...

Game 1 had kids and their young moms behind the plate. Game 2 had future moms behind the plate. This game has a bunch of dudes.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YOU SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!

Fred's Brim said...

Marla have you gone to any of the games?

Fred's Brim said...

I said this a few days ago but teams should throw every lefty that have at us. Even Jason Kubel should get an inning

Fred's Brim said...

I didn't realize this before but this stadium is stupid

Fred's Brim said...

well I knew the stuff around the field was stupid, but I never knew it was a stupid hitter's park

Orel said...

Lilly has been downright unCapuanolike.

Fred's Brim said...

I miss the days when they didn't show commercials between innings

Fred's Brim said...

keep it down, stupid!

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn ump, where was that?

Fred's Brim said...

SI gave a couple of bucks to the homeplate ump

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Upton nearly hit that to the moon

Fred's Brim said...

then he can't lay off the curve in the dirt

Orel said...

7-1 D'backs. No comeback tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

criminy

Fred's Brim said...

my oh my

Fred's Brim said...

Can we sign Jeff Weaver for a couple of innings?

Fred's Brim said...

fucknuts - I wanted to stay up and watch a good game tonight

Franklin Stubbs said...

This has been a pretty steady downward trajectory.

Fred's Brim said...

looks like I will be going to bed on time and waking up to a 18-2 loss

Fred's Brim said...

I hope Thursday is ready for a grumpy FB

Fred's Brim said...

Gnite all

Hideo Nomo said...

AJ will hit 8 more solo shots tonight to tie Kemp.

Orel said...

Dee's getting good at turning DPs.

Orel said...

Night, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

ps-FUCK YOU GIANTS!

Orel said...

Wow, how bad are the Cubs?

Orel said...

9-1 D'backs, for those of you keeping score.

Franklin Stubbs said...

(hint: REALLY BAD)

Orel said...

I sense a comment streak opportunity.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

Upton HR. 11-1 D'backs. Get it all out of your system, boys.

Orel said...

Vin should be able to hand this game off to Charley and Rick.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shades of the Astros game, except A.J. saved us from a shutout. That's worth a few hundred votes.

Hideo Nomo said...

I blame Jim Carrey.

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a bunch of words I'm not allowed to say.

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK JIM CARREY!

Unfunny asshole.

Dusty Baker said...

90


It's all I have.

Orel said...

Way to hold 'em, Jamey!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YOU PAPA JOHN'S! It's been a god dang hour already.

Orel said...

Two on, no out for the Dodgers in the 7th. Here we go.

Orel said...

AK single! Rancho Ardiendo!

Orel said...

Papa John's just delivered your pizza to my house, Dusty. Thanks!

Orel said...

Dee RBI. 11-2.

Orel said...

Loney RBI. 11-3.

Orel said...

Herrera RBI. 11-4.

Dusty Baker said...

We got this!

Dusty Baker said...

Bastards finally delivered my pizza. *shakes fist at the heavens*

Orel said...

Here comes A.J.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Where's Karina at? We need some positive energy for the inevitable comeback!

Orel said...

Ajellis strikes out. The world is ending.

Dusty Baker said...

We got em right where we want em!

Orel said...

Loney GIDP to end the game. OMG.

Orel said...

PGTUP

Steve Sax said...

I do love me the Papa John's, however