Saturday, May 26, 2012

Game 46 Thread: May 26 vs. Astros, 7p

RHP Bud Norris (5-1, 3.14) vs. RHP Chad Billingsley (2-3, 3.91)

Game 46 brings us the Bark in the Park edition. Before the game, hundreds of Dodger dog owners will proudly parade their pups around the outfield and then view the night's game from the Right Field Pavilion. Yours Truly had planned to bring his beloved dog to the event, but Mrs. Dusty felt some reticence about how the hound would hold up with all the clamor. Thus, instead he'll be on my lap on the sofa, Vinny! However, I understand at least one other SoSG reader is planning to attend the event, so hopefully we'll get some good pictures to post from the event.

Chad Billingsley looks to mark his territory after his last three poor-to-mediocre outings, going up against a grown man named Bud. Bud should be the name of a dog, not a pitcher. After last night's disappointing loss to a team we should beat on the nose with a newspaper, we'll have to hope that the Astros are really all bark and no bite.

If we win in dramatic fashion, no truth to the rumor that Matt Kemp will rub the tummy of the game hero in honor of all the dogs out there, instead of the traditional dry hump.

photo courtesy of the Dodgers

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Orel said...

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

Fred's Brim said...

I don't want to see Air Bud tonight, just regular sucky Bud

Dusty Baker said...

I'd love to see some bud tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

got some not-so-fresh stuff at the crib. come on by. maybe it will help us see what Donnie sees in Kennedy

Orel said...

Just woke up from a nap, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

get mad, Thighness!! Get after those punkass Houston hitters!

Fred's Brim said...

aww don't put a skirt on a dog

Dogs are boys, even when they are female

Fred's Brim said...

On the sofa, way too far away, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Why exactly are the Astros going to the AL?

Orel said...

Altuve is killing us.

Dusty Baker said...

Altuve is a new MSB, no? Little chihuahua.

Orel said...

Carlos Lee RBI. 1-0 Astros. Limit the damage, Chad!

Fred's Brim said...

ballsballsballs

Fred's Brim said...

close this out, Chad

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hope the offense is a little manlier than it was last night.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus jumped up fucking Colorado, Chad. Get it together you lower body fat sack of inconsistent shite.

Fred's Brim said...

struck out the side

Fred's Brim said...

I vowed to be nice to Chad. I'll let Dusty say the things I want to say

Dusty Baker said...

That's a lot of pressure, FB. I'm up for it, though.

Orel said...

The Astros are celebrating the 50th anniversary of something or other as well.

Orel said...

Abreu single! Two out, of course.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Bobby

Orel said...

Celtics up by 10 with 2 minutes left.

Fred's Brim said...

yeah, Dre!

Orel said...

Weird to see Matt Kemp tweeting during the game.

Orel said...

At least we're making Norris throw a lot of pitches.

Steve Sax said...

I really wanted the 76ers.

Orel said...

Full count to AK.

Orel said...

Vin fit in the origin story of Norris' nickname on a 3-2 count!

Fred's Brim said...

during the game? that's the kind of thing that gets you fined by the team

Orel said...

Dodgers get zilch but made Norris throw 26 pitches in the 1st.

Fred's Brim said...

Did Vin say Norris averages 117 pitches a game?

Orel said...

@FB I think Kemp is on his way to Albuquerque for a rehab assignment.

Fred's Brim said...

heh nice try, Bobby

Orel said...

I didn't hear that, FB. But if it's true, we'll knock him out in the 5th.

Fred's Brim said...

ahh ok - I am ok with that. NO FINE!

Orel said...

Hit & run burns the Dodgers. Astros have men on 1st & 3rd, no out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Juan Castro?

Fred's Brim said...

shitballs

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Time for Billz to go bullpen, call up Eovaldi for rotation

Orel said...

Giants lost.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah, Jason. Vinny called him Juan more than once, so that's his name now.

Orel said...

DBT with the nuclear option!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't like the look of where this is going...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Yes, it's time

Orel said...

Bills walks 'em loaded.

Orel said...

GET IT TOGETHER CHAD

Orel said...

Ks the pitcher. One out.

Fred's Brim said...

Does anybody report on the types of outs pitchers get? In my head, I am thinking simple outs (Ks, popouts, groundouts, flyouts), medium outs (double plays) and difficult outs (throwing guys out at bases (not force outs)). The difficult outs are the ones that change innings and sometimes games.

It seems like Chad has benefited a lot from getting difficult outs and that has kept his era below four

It's kind of like a BABIP-type stat, where things eventually regress to the mean

Orel said...

The falling apart continues. Chad walks a run in. 2-0 Astros.

Fred's Brim said...

christ - I hate being 2 pitches behind

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, crap.

Fred's Brim said...

THROW STRIKES, STUPID!!!

Orel said...

Altuve with a chance for a GS.

Orel said...

I've never heard of such a stat, FB. Would love to see what Chad's numbers are.

Orel said...

Chinny chin chin!

Dusty Baker said...

Embarrassing, Chad. Ethier saved your thigh-ass ass. You're regressing, asshole.

Fred's Brim said...

Altuve with a gift

Fred's Brim said...

sweet Dre

Fred's Brim said...

Did I invent a stat?

Franklin Stubbs said...

How about an inning where they DON'T get any runs and we do?

Fred's Brim said...

FBMUAS - Fred's Brim Made Up A Stat

Fred's Brim said...

NEVER talk to Dave Hansen about hitting

Fred's Brim said...

The home plat ump spits a lot

Fred's Brim said...

James!

Fred's Brim said...

PUT AJ BACK TO EIGHTH! OR FIRST!

Fred's Brim said...

What's the AJ stat about 1-0 vs 0-1 counts? It's significantly different, right?

Fred's Brim said...

Like .450 vs .125 or something stupid like that

Dusty Baker said...

I'm getting worked into a no good very bad mood.

Fred's Brim said...

Give Chad that pitch, ump

Fred's Brim said...

me too, DB. Been that way since Wednesday

Orel said...

Billingsley's FBMUAS is going to take a beating.

Orel said...

Dee should do pushups for swinging on the first pitch.

Fred's Brim said...

If you still had a great fastball, I wouldn't say this, but Chad, you need to lose that Broxton ass

Dusty Baker said...

This guy is named Bud. We should be whipping his ass!

Orel said...

Norris at 43 pitches through two innings. We got him right where we want him!

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, I am dying for somebody to do that in a real game. I can't believe somebody hasn't done that yet

Fred's Brim said...

keep taking pitches, fellas

Orel said...

Nice to see Henry Rollins staying hardcore.

Fred's Brim said...

Nobody should be named Bud. Girls like Rudy Huxtable dominate dudes named Bud

Fred's Brim said...

Henry Rollins played the Vanilla Ice character in the 3rd Bass video for Pop Goes The Weasel

Fred's Brim said...

colorado, Kennedy, you aren't at second base

Fred's Brim said...

Jed Lowrie won't play Sun City!

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't have the game on. Are we still sucking?

Orel said...

Can't wait for when Bogusevic to bat when Federowicz is behind the plate.

Orel said...

Bills will never have another 1-2-3 in his career.

Orel said...

@Nomo: Yes.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel I think that was a matchup during the Serbian olympic boxing trials

Orel said...

Man, Chad is a mess. 68 pitches so far, two on, two out.

Fred's Brim said...

Bills will never have another 1-2-3-4 in his career.

Orel said...

CONFLICTING EDITS!

Orel said...

FB +1

Dusty Baker said...

@FB re 3rd Bass

I'm bad ass move your fat ass 'cause you're wack son
Dancin' around like you think you're Janet Jackson
Thought you could walk on me to get some ground to walk on
I'll pull the rug out under your ass as I talk on
I'll take you out like a sniper on a roof
Like an MC at the Fever in the DJ booth
With your headphones strapped you're rockin' rewind pause
Tryin' to figure out what you can do to go for yours
But like the pencil to the paper I got more to come
One after another you can all get some
So you better take your time and meditate on your rhyme

Orel said...

Nice to see Ajellis get a good block in.

Orel said...

Finish him, Chad!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB, did you read the Pete Nice column that was on one of the Gawker sites after MCA died?

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Orel said...

but also: BB BB BB

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I don't believe so, but I was in a daze those few days.

Fred's Brim said...

*sighs*

Orel said...

OH MY GOD WHY DON'T YOU START A 3RD BASS BLOG

Dusty Baker said...

WE SHOULD START A 3RD BASS/BEASTIES BATTLE BLOG!!!

Seriously, we should.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB - Think you will like it
Requiem for a White MC

Orel said...

Is Chad Billingsley available with SkyActiv Technology?

Fred's Brim said...

Serch was a really good dancer. His Steve Martin was second to none

Orel said...

TGJ tries to bunt single. Things getting desperate.

Fred's Brim said...

good play by Rudy's Bitch

Fred's Brim said...

Did Trey Hillman shave his goatee

Fred's Brim said...

?

Fred's Brim said...

KEEP TAKING

Fred's Brim said...

!

Orel said...

Hillman was clean-shaven in a pre-game segment.

Orel said...

Herrera walks!

Orel said...

Make 'em pay, Bobby!

The Angels, I mean.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes - that was a gift ball

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby still has the red webbing on his glove. FB does not approve

Orel said...

Vin sounds like he's trying to get Abreu in the Hall of Fame.

Orel said...

Weak sauce, Bobby. At least Elian took second.

Orel said...

Ethier's dialed in. Make it count, Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

I remember when people were saying the Dodgers should sign Adam Dunne or Bobby Abreu instead of Manny Ramirez

Orel said...

Dammit. Ethier swings on a nasty pitch.

Orel said...

Norris at 69 pitches. 69!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Yes!

Orel said...

Ethier double! 2-1 Astros.

Orel said...

Mighty fine AB there, Dre.

Fred's Brim said...

PayDre!

Fred's Brim said...

CutKen!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, I got what I asked for!

Orel said...

$1 Dodger Dogs on Memorial Day. Wonder if the AYCEers are going to be pissed.

Orel said...

Vin loves that toenail story.

Orel said...

I hope Jordan Schaefer never fouls the ball off his nuts.

Orel said...

Let's see if Chadley can get the 1-2-3 here.

Orel said...

1-2-3!

Orel said...

Loney picked a good night to show up.

Fred's Brim said...

Dog House James!

Fred's Brim said...

Long road trip followed by interleague? We'll be lucky to be in first place after that

Orel said...

3-1 to #AJ2KC....

Orel said...

It'll be a good test, FB.

Orel said...

A.J. taking his hacks.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

son of a goat

Spank said...

Damn!

Orel said...

Gordon double!

Fred's Brim said...

RUN DEE RUN!

Fred's Brim said...

now GET HIM HOME!

Fred's Brim said...

ugh - forgot Chad was hitting next.

Surprise me, Chad

Fred's Brim said...

Vin talking about Doug Brocial's daughters...

Fred's Brim said...

Brocail

Orel said...

Be useful here, Tony.

Fred's Brim said...

well he didn't line into a double play

Fred's Brim said...

take pitches, Tone

Orel said...

TGJ single! Dodgers lead 3-2!

Spank said...

Woop there it is

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Tony Gwynn!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

TONE!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

TONY!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Toni?

Orel said...

This is a slow-ass game.

Orel said...

I think Norris is at one million pitches now.

Spank said...

It feels good.

Fred's Brim said...

all the throwovers seems a little dickish, especially when Lee holds the ball waiting for Tony to get up

Orel said...

Topes win! Topes win!

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank: yeah

Orel said...

Herrera has been hanging out with A.J. Ellis.

Spank said...

A nice homerun here would be....nice.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Elian

karina said...

Go Comedulce!

epale everyone!

Spank said...

Eat candy?

Orel said...

COOL RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Spank said...

Rancho Drediendo

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dre time!

karina said...

Guys, Comedulce is awesome :)

Fred's Brim said...

It has to suck, with your pitchcount mounting, after walking a guy, to face Bobby Abreu

Orel said...

DAMMIT!

Spank said...

Dang. what a wasted opportunity.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ah, well. I'll definitely take it.

Fred's Brim said...

godDAMMIT

Orel said...

Hey Karina, Loney is 2-for-2!

Fred's Brim said...

fuckaduck

Franklin Stubbs said...

Woot! Jints lost!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Chad, ferchrissakes!

Orel said...

AC featured in Dodger Stadium Memories!

Fred's Brim said...

AC!

Fred's Brim said...

Dave Roberts is awesome

karina said...

@Fred's Brim one can never get enough of Air Bud

@Orel yes, Altuve is a MSB

@Spank Bob Abreu's father had a huge sweet tooth, so that's why he got the "Comedulce" (candy eater)nickname. When he unfortunately died, Bob Abreu declared he wanted to be called "Comedulce" in honor of his father's memory.

Orel said...

3 1/2 hours: over/under?

Fred's Brim said...

that was a strike, ump, checkswing or not

karina said...

Orel, I"m sure he'll be regal again very soon :)

Orel said...

Another 1-2-3!

Fred's Brim said...

OVER

Fred's Brim said...

The Astros have taken the under apparently

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, dude. Do something on that popup! Dusty would have punched that guy in the dick in the same situation

Orel said...

That's enough dick-punching talk for one day.

Spank said...

@ Karina

thanks for that explanation. you had mentioned comedulce before and i was tripping out on it with my own thoughts.

Orel said...

So does the Miller Lite can not work if you don't punch the second hole?

Fred's Brim said...

AJ with a walk?!? SHOCKING!

Spank said...

I just made a name up for Urine.

Comemierda.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, it works, but in a completely different way

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