Monday, May 28, 2012

Game 48 Thread: May 28 vs. Brewers, 5p

Aaron Harang (3-2, 4.36 ERA) vs. Shaun Marcum (2-3, 3.93 ERA)

This Memorial Day, the Dodgers break the seal on a four-game series with the Brewers. Earlier this season we dropped two out of three on the road to these guys, but hey, that was back when we didn't have all these minor leaguers and all these old farts starting and winning games for us.

It promises to be a respectful time at Dodger Stadium today, with the team taking time to honor those whose service we pay tribute to today, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
"...throwing out the ceremonial first pitch will be U.S. Marines Sgt. Michael Mejia. A Marine since 2003, he served two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Making a full recovery after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) in combat operations, Mejia spent seven months in the hospital in recovery and is now back on full duty as platoon sergeant."
Sons of Steve Garvey thank Sgt. Mejia and so many others for their service. Now let's honor them all with a great win today in a game that has demonstrated the strength of the American character for generations. Be safe out there, enjoy the holiday, and most of all: Play ball!

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Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn CF
Herrera 2B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Hairston Jr. 3B
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Gordon SS
Harang P

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats up 4-1 over Dbags in the 3rd.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp's line from Isotopes so far today:

3-for-4 with 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Hideo Nomo said...

FREE MATT KEMP

Hideo Nomo said...

*with purchase

Dusty Baker said...

Make this damn game start already!

Spank said...

Burning down the house,Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Burning through some Dos Equis Amber, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

^ From the sofa

Neeebs * said...

Jamming to Farewell to Kings, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Whattup, Neeebs? Hope you're having a good holiday.

Ready for the game Wednesday?

Dusty Baker said...

78 pitches to Braun. We may need a reliever already.

Dusty Baker said...

TGJ with a leadoff single. Let's get it started in here!

Dusty Baker said...

In this GT, too. Where are you, fools?

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier double and the Dodgers lead 1-0!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre with a sneaky double to drive in Gwynn!

Dusty Baker said...

It was sneaky, wasn't it?

I think we can get to the Marcum chump.

Fred's Brim said...

Oh George, open a diner, why don't you!

Fred's Brim said...

dropped a suitcase on your hand? is that what we're calling a bar fight these days?

Fred's Brim said...

Left Field Pavilion is nearly filled tonight, maybe 1/3rd of the RFP

Dusty Baker said...

What's so wonderful about pistachios?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Would you sit in RFP the day after all those dogs were there for a four hour game?

Dusty Baker said...

I want this game to hurry up because I can't look at that crappy beard Harang has for too long.

Orel said...

Catching up on TiVo, Vin!

Neeebs * said...

DB: Chilling and hanging today. Thought about the yard, but was too lazy to mske the trek to the game. On pins and needles for Wed.

Fred's Brim said...

Harang follows the leadoff walk with two Ks and a Weeks grounder to 2nd

Orel said...

I see we've made an offer to Roy Oswalt.

Dusty Baker said...

We did? When was that? Last I heard Oswalt was asking too much.

Orel said...

All caught up!

Orel said...

@TBrownYahoo: "The Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt. Rangers, Oswalt's likely preference, still in mix, among other clubs."

Orel said...

Guess I'm rooting for LeBron.

Orel said...

Vin is calling Aoki a Chiki bastard.

Fred's Brim said...

Keep it low, Aaron

Orel said...

It wasn't pretty, but Abreu makes a sliding catch on Braun's pop-up.

Fred's Brim said...

thank you old man Bobby!

Orel said...

"Well, I was checking my Twitter account...." —Vin

Tyler N. Patterson said...

Mixed feelings on Oswalt; certainly has the potential to be dominant, and could be a huge 6th arm (or free up someone else to be the same), but it's been awhile since he's had a healthy season.

Let's home we don't offer him some 3 year, $25m contract.....

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, marriage has forced me into not openly rooting against the Heat. It's the best I can do. That was the most contentious part of the prenup negotiations.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I'm wary of Oswalt and the money he's been asking for.

Orel said...

Abreu with the two-out single.

Fred's Brim said...

@Tyler - I agree. I think $25mil might even be low for Ol' Roy

Dusty Baker said...

Can you at least hate LeBron, FB?

Dusty Baker said...

If not, I'll hate on him twice as much.

Dusty Baker said...

Straighten one out, E.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Flare by E gives us first and third with two outs.

Orel said...

Beautiful swing by Ethier!

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty, I can hate him all I want, I just have to keep it to myself :)

Orel said...

Probably a fair trade for a lifetime of happiness, FB.

rbnlaw said...

What up, bishes? I mean, besides the Dodgers.

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Tyler N. Patterson said...

Free agency is more than a bit like normal-people unemployment, too. The longer you've been out of work, the likelier you are to stay that way.

That Oswalt has worked out with so many other teams without anyone pulling the trigger doesn't bode well. This is the sort of informational asymmetry that can make being a mere observer very frustrating; who knows what teams have seen from Oswalt's work outs.

All we can know for sure is that no one's seen anything exciting enough to pull the trigger.

Orel said...

We can be sure Ned offered him a two-year deal.

Dusty Baker said...

I bet it's hard keeping all that hate bottled up, FB. I know I couldn't do it.

Orel said...

Rbn! Staying outta trouble?

Tyler N. Patterson said...

But at his asking price?

Dusty Baker said...

Making trouble but finding a way to get out of it, more likely.

Orel said...

Rancho Ardiendo! But for Loney.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho ardiendo for Loney.

MDIL just said to pinch hit for him.

Dusty Baker said...

Terrible first swing.

Orel said...

Dammit.

rbnlaw said...

@Orel. Barely.

Dusty Baker said...

Well, at least he didn't GIDP.

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared Loney

Fred's Brim said...

RB!

NicJ said...

The really sad thing is that Loney got all of that one.

rbnlaw said...

Watch it, Dusty. Although you're right.
On Oswalt; wouldn't mind having him; don't think we need him just now.

Dusty Baker said...

In Lost Angels of Cerritos news:

Twelve pitches into his start against Yankees, Jered Weaver leaves game with what appears to be a left leg injury.

NicJ said...

Figures.

rbnlaw said...

Well that sucks.

Orel said...

Ramirez HR. Perfect.

Dusty Baker said...

Aramis is a really cheesy aftershave, no?

Fred's Brim said...

Gas station aftershave?

Orel said...

Beginning to hate Aramis.

Neeebs * said...

My high school fragrance. Got me a bit o tail with that thang.

Dusty Baker said...

I was a Polo man, myself. I can still imagine the smell of that swill.

Neeebs * said...

I think Paco Rabane (sp) was also in the mix.

Dusty Baker said...

I haven't checked out ESPN's "game day" equivalent in a long time. Just pulled it up om my iPad. Nicely done! Plus it shows me that Yankmes are beating Cerritos 3-0.

Orel said...

trivia: Who are the only 5 players to win consecutive NL MVP awards in the last 50 years?

Dusty Baker said...

Pujols, Bonds

Spank said...

Clemente
Bench
Bonds
Rose
Urine

rbnlaw said...

Sorry. Got interrupted by groceries.
What the hell is up, FB? How's married life?

rbnlaw said...

Shit. I missed cologne talk. I was a Drakkar Noir man, mahsef.

Orel said...

Is it sad that I'm looking forward to Vin reading a poem I've already heard him read?

rbnlaw said...

I had Bench, Rose, and Bonds. Maybe Snyder?

rbnlaw said...

Wait, last 50 years means back to 1962. The year of my birth. Which means I'm fucking old.

Damn.

Fred's Brim said...

@RB married life is good, pretty similar to living-together life, but with more thank you cards to send out

Orel said...

Those patches the Dodgers are wearing are for you, Rbn?

Dusty Baker said...

Loney had that covered.

Fred's Brim said...

crapballs

Steve Sax said...

This sixth inning isn't starting well.

1-1 game

Fred's Brim said...

looked good to me

Fred's Brim said...

stupid hats

Fred's Brim said...

at least let us keep the white button on the top

Dusty Baker said...

Right, Dodger fans at the game. Keep taunting Braun to set up the inevitable big hit from him as he becomes more determined than ever because of your oafish jeers.

Dusty Baker said...

Someone put their balls on the TV screen.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Dusty Baker said...

At least it's only one run in.


So far.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit.

So Vin has a Twitter? He runs the @DodgersGM account, doesn't he?

Fred's Brim said...

Ramirez, you shit. You get fat and lazy in Chicago but now you decide to try. Get bent.

Spank said...

*puts sweaty balls on the tv hoping for a miracle or an electrocution*

Orel said...

This game is so winnable but we're going to lose.

Fred's Brim said...

nice try, Javy

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - it definitely feels like one of those. I am open to having this team surprise me again

Orel said...

10-4 without Kemp sounds so much better than 9-5.

Fred's Brim said...

good job getting your outs, Javy

Orel said...

Joe Morgan
Mike Schmidt
Dale Murphy
Barry Bonds
Albert Pujols

Cliff Beefpile said...

Happy Memorial Day, ya'll.

Shit. Come on, Dodgers! Get Frankenberry off the hook.

Fred's Brim said...

that was weird - Dre's fly ball was silent

Fred's Brim said...

heh Frankenberry is awesome

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Jerry

Orel said...

Good things happen when Loney doesn't swing. 1st & 2nd, 1 out.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, James

Orel said...

Save us, A.J., you're our only hope.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Let's do this, A.J.!

Orel said...

Could have been worse. 1st & 3rd, 2 out.

Fred's Brim said...

FC by AJ, Lil Dee to hopefully keep this going

Cliff Beefpile said...

Marcum looks like he should be behind a bar somewhere in the middle-of-nowhere, Nevada.

Fred's Brim said...

It's gotta happen now, AK is next

Orel said...

Damn, Dee misses at least a double by a foot or so.

Orel said...

Scheiße.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn.

Orel said...

WE SHOULD BE WINNING THIS GAME

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliff - definitely, the kind of shitty bartender who mixes up tonic and soda (and doesn't care) and gives you change for a $10 even though you game him a $20 (on purpose)

Fred's Brim said...

And definitely has never heard of a buyback

Orel said...

They're leaving Marcum in.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Look at Coffey gettin' off the mound to snare that grounder! I was gonna make a joke about his man boobs, but now I'll refrain...for now.

Orel said...

Coffey walks the pitcher. Asshole.

Orel said...

"He is my amigo." —Vin, on Jaime Jarrin

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Fred, tonic/soda/7up, all the same to him. All for city-folk.

Cliff Beefpile said...

*Sigh. I know I'm gonna end up watching that stupid "Rock of Ages" movie. WHY did I have to be a child of the 80s!

Fred's Brim said...

how is the bartender at the Double Deuce killing us?

rbnlaw said...

Not a great GBA.
Runs, bishes. Runs.

rbnlaw said...

I really should be more intoxicated, but I'll take what I can get.

rbnlaw said...

And FB, I hated Roadhouse

Fred's Brim said...

Udonis Haslem looks like an evil cyborg with that red eye

Fred's Brim said...

@RB, the stage version wasn't very good

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Pain don't hurt."

Fred's Brim said...

BORING!

Fred's Brim said...

"you're too stupid to have a good time"

Dusty Baker said...

Orel is right. We should be winning this game. I blame Stubbs.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh you can shove that MVP up your ass
You can shove that MVP up your ass
You can shove that MVP
Shove that MVP
Shove that MVP up your ass!

Fred's Brim said...

dammit

Fred's Brim said...

unacceptable

Dusty Baker said...

Hell yeah! We're hittin some mofos now.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oof. Right in the butt.

Orel said...

Heat up 13 in the 4th.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Yeah but you should have seen Belli hit Ramires on the ass.

Orel said...

"That would be in the butt, Bob."

Fred's Brim said...

*turns Scout off*

Spank said...

*fondles balls*

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty, I've made it to third base before without ever getting drilled in the butt. Fisted it, even.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Belli
Let's get you a win

Dusty Baker said...

Heh. If we can't win, we might as well devolve our thinking.

Wouldn't have it any other way.

Dusty Baker said...

Where are the Yokos tonight? Way too much testosterone tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Aw geez. Ol' Twitchy Rodriguez. Looks like he's still storing nuts for the winter. That or he had his wisdom teeth removed for the umpteenth time.

rbnlaw said...

Sausage fest!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kurt Rambis called and said he wants his goggles back, Rodriguez!

Orel said...

Bobby Abreu is a professional hitter.

Fred's Brim said...

nice fight, Bobby

Dusty Baker said...

Abreu gets it started!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, dammit, if the chicks don't arrive soon I still am gonna make out with somebody. I'm just buzzed enough.

Orel said...

Abreu just stole second. What. The. Fuck.

Dusty Baker said...

Did Abreu just steal 2nd???

Fred's Brim said...

nice wheels, Bobby

rbnlaw said...

I really thought the Dodgers were insane to sign Abreu. I stand, sit, and drink corrected.

Orel said...

Cliffy's standards are sinking by the minute.

Orel said...

Steal 3rd, Bobby!

Dusty Baker said...

Spanky's starting to look real cute at this point.

Orel said...

Dre goes down swinging.

rbnlaw said...

Dre is getting fooled on baaaaad pitches.

Fred's Brim said...

gotta keep taking pitches from this guy

rbnlaw said...

C'Mon, Hair's son.

Fred's Brim said...

Heats win by 14.
Heat fans leave earlier than Dodger fans. They must have to go home and eat some faces

Orel said...

Old guys rule!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck yeah JHa!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hairston!

Fred's Brim said...

JERRY

Orel said...

Old white guys, that is. But back to the game.

rbnlaw said...

Jerry mufughin Hairston.

Steve Sax said...

Boom, Hairston!

Orel said...

That made me laugh, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

Can't we put in someone to pinch-suck for Loney?

rbnlaw said...

Now, Jim.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 8.07p, that's awesome. +1

Orel said...

Loney just cleared for Ellis.

Dusty Baker said...

Huge comment from FB. Nice!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Loney's high school guidance counselor should have tried harder to steer him in another direction.

rbnlaw said...

There's a guy who plays for the Dodgers named Kemp.
Where's that dude?

Steve Sax said...

Dammit FJL, you are awful

Orel said...

Who invented the ThunderStix hands?

rbnlaw said...

FB, was that faces, or feces?

Dusty Baker said...

I want to send someone back in time to kill the would-be inventer of Thunder Sticks and hands.

Cliff Beefpile said...

You're not welcome back, Kotter...ass.

Orel said...

aaugh

Dusty Baker said...

Sumbitch

Cliff Beefpile said...

Poop!

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

rbnlaw said...

As my people say, "fuuuuuuuuuuuck."

Fred's Brim said...

@RB, I am sure they don't just stop at the face

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