Thursday, June 07, 2012

Game 58 Thread: June 7 @ Phillies, 10a

"Tongs? I don't need no freakin' tongs."

Aaron Harang (4-3, 3.90) vs. Cole Hamels (8-2, 2.81).

Breakfast baseball! According to @truebluela, "The Dodgers have never swept a 4-game series in Philadelphia. Ever." If the Dodgers are to make history today, they're going to have to earn it. Aaron Harang may have ended the Dodgers' five-game losing streak in his last start, but he'll have to put the Phillies on lockdown today because Cole Hamels doesn't figure to allow the Dodgers too many runs. Let the sweep begin!

175 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just stumbling home and it's already GT time?

Fred's Brim said...

UhOh - Orel missed the :01 GT posting memo...

Steve Sax said...

Orel, WTF?!?!

There goes the streak

Spank Cartwright said...

repost at 9:01am.

Orel said...

I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

Franklin Stubbs said...

We are at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eurasia.

MR.F said...

I am also confused.

MR.F said...

It's game time, yo!

MR.F said...

Dee Gordon strikes out to open the game.

MR.F said...

Herrera grounds out to third.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

battered up! play balls!

MR.F said...

Juan Rivera breaks up the no-no! With a single!

MR.F said...

Since no one has done it yet:

D. Gordon SS
E. Herrera 3B
J. Rivera LF
J. Hairston Jr. 2B
J. Loney 1B
A. Castellanos RF
T. Gwynn Jr. CF
M. Treanor C
A. Harang P

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

where's the lineup? Am i supposed to look it up myself? what's going on around here?

MR.F said...

Hairston flies out to end the inning.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ah, there it is! Thanks Mr F!

MR.F said...

De nada

MR.F said...

Jimmy Rollins leads off for the Phillies with a single.

MR.F said...

Juan Pierre grounds into a fielder's choice. At least some things are still right with the world.

MR.F said...

Wow, Juan Pierre is hitting .327 on the season.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Harang ain't exactly quick to the plate, is he?

MR.F said...

Juan steals second and moves to third on a Hunter Pence ground out. 2 outs. How did Hunter Pence get on the Phillies?

MR.F said...

Harang strikes out Wigginton to prevent Juan Pierre from scoring.

MR.F said...

James Loney grounds out to pitcher. I'm disappointed, but not surprised.

MR.F said...

Alexis Castle flies out to deep center.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I like the play-by-play, Mr. F! It's no Empire Strikes Back, but I'll take it!

MR.F said...

Gwynn flies out to left. Oh well.

MR.F said...

I would finish ESB, but it upset too many people =(.

MR.F said...

S. Victorino singled to second. I feel like he always does well against us.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Get it together, Harang. We can't give up a ton of runs today...

MR.F said...

Fontenot singles and moves Victorino to 3rd. I don't like Fontenot and his Giants Yahoo boxscore picture.

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Alex said...

Mr. Misty Treanor, ladies and gentlemen!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was TOOTBLAN-esque.

MR.F said...

I missed the end of the inning because I went to the bathroom. Looks like Harang got out of it.

Alex said...

^

strike em out, throw em out to get out the jam

MR.F said...

Mr. May and Harang make 2 quick outs. Dee Gordon up now.

MR.F said...

Nice, Alex. Nice work Mr. May.

MR.F said...

Dee Gordon also K's. Cole Hamels seems to be on a roll.

MR.F said...

Hamels singles. Back at Dodger Thoughts, this was knows as the Grabowski Principle.

Alex said...

chances Hamels is still with philly at the end of the trade deadline?

MR.F said...

known*

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We'll get to Hamels in the 8th.

Until then he can strike out as many guys as he wants. Lure him into a false sense of security, then, BAM bitches.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Harang resumes exactly where he left off.

MR.F said...

A single plus an error means runners on 2nd and 3rd.

MR.F said...

Luckily we can count on Juan Pierre to be Juan Pierre. 1 out, still runners at 2nd and 3rd.

MR.F said...

Pence safe on an error by Mr. May, allowing Hamels to score. Rollins goes to 3rd, still one out.

MR.F said...

Wigginton sac flies to get Rollins home.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Phils putting together a Dodger-like offense... errors, sac flies, runs

MR.F said...

Victorino walks. Still not out of it.

Orel said...

There goes the sweep.

Alex said...

I blame the Kings...

MR.F said...

Fontenot singles to score another run before Mayberry lines out. 3-0 Phillies.

Orel said...

I would call that a Harangesque inning, but I see the "defense" contributed two errors to the cause.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Doesn't matter if they score 1 or 3 or 47 if we can't score runs.

MR.F said...

I think that Harang is suffering from Loser's Lurgy, possibly brought on by Nargles.

MR.F said...

Herrera on board due to a Wigginton error.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Two batters and no outs. That's a start.

Franklin Stubbs said...

...and we're on the board!

MR.F said...

Rivera on board due to a Wigginton error.

MR.F said...

Hairston sac fly. Now up to "please don't screw up" James Loney.

MR.F said...

He didn't screw up! Runners on 1st and 2nd.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loney fails to screw up to extend the inning!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Come, on let's get at least 1 more run back this inning, guys.

Fred's Brim said...

balls - we had a nice shot there

MR.F said...

Fielder's choice and a K and the Dodgers only get one.

Fred's Brim said...

ok now let's throw and catch the ball better

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes, let's keep the up-fuckery to an absolute minimum.

Orel said...

We got one run out of all that?

MR.F said...

B....2...(3) Schneider

flies out.

Then Cole Hamels grounds out.

MR.F said...

Rollins also flies out. Quick inning for Harang.

Fred's Brim said...

Harang doesn't make things easy on himself, does he?

Fred's Brim said...

But he gets out of it

MR.F said...

I was doing work so I couldn't commentate much.

Franklin Stubbs said...

He certainly doesn't make it easy on all of US.

Orel said...

What is this "work" you speak of, Mr. F?

MR.F said...

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Harang is anti-American.

MR.F said...

Herrera walks.

MR.F said...

Rivera singles. Runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs.

Fred's Brim said...

MR F, shame on you doing work!

MR.F said...

I blame the Nargles.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't think Hamels will be around much longer. Bring us the 'pen, por favor.

MR.F said...

Hairston pops out. Once again, "please don't screw up."

Fred's Brim said...

Please don't AWO this

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loney!

Fred's Brim said...

James!

He seems to do well when you least expect him to.

MR.F said...

He doesn't screw up! 3-2 Phillies.

Orel said...

Road Loney RBI makes it 3-2 Phils!

MR.F said...

Haha, FB. It's funny because it's true.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@FB

Contempt is to Loney as a G-class star is to Superman.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think Castellanos' rookie is showing a bit.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh - I see ABQ in Alexis' near future

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh - I see ABQ in Alexis' near future

Franklin Stubbs said...

Tony! New ballgame, kids!

MR.F said...

Go Tony!

Fred's Brim said...

TONY

MR.F said...

Mr. May!

Fred's Brim said...

the TONY awards are this weekend

Franklin Stubbs said...

Mr. May, ladies and gentlemen!

Fred's Brim said...

Dusty said this a month or more ago but it's still true: we don't do a good job of getting guys home from third with less than two outs

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit - we just prefer to do it with two outs!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I enjoy the rare occasion that 2-Out-Madness works in our favor.

Fred's Brim said...

shittyshitshit - gotta go to a meeting. Mr F, can you call me in 5 minutes to get me out of it?

MR.F said...

Gwynn tries to steal and overreaches. Inning over.

MR.F said...

I would, but I really do hate phone calls. =/

Franklin Stubbs said...

If they were going to do that, why did they let Harang bat in the first place?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, it worked out for the best, it seems.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Is there a better bullpen name in baseball than Savery?

Orel said...

Mr. F, we should really talk about your hatred of phone calls. Is 3PM good for you?

Orel said...

Whoa, TGJ caught stealing home? Busted squeeze?

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Orel

With 2 outs and Harang up? I don't know what would possess them to do that.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Seriously, I don't know what the hell was SUPPOSED to be happening on that play, but it didn't.

MR.F said...

I dunno, Orel. I might be running errands at that time.

Franklin Stubbs said...

So, who gets the call in the bullpen?

MR.F said...

J. Wright gets the call.

Orel said...

With each groundout he makes, I love even more how Juan Pierre is on the Phillies.

MR.F said...

It is strangely relieving to see Juan Pierre start, expect him to go 0-4, and not be frustrated to see him go 0-4.

MR.F said...

Is this Loney's 2nd groundout to pitcher today?

MR.F said...

Come on get us an insurance run.

Orel said...

No Geico.

MR.F said...

We leave the runner at 3rd.

Franklin Stubbs said...

3 more outs. Let's do this.

Alex said...

insurence runs por favor!

MR.F said...

That makes 2 scoreless innings for Jamey Wright.

Alex said...

damnit...

sorry for my spelling gaffe

hope the Sons dont find out...

Franklin Stubbs said...

@alex

Fetch me my paddle.

Alex said...

Thank you sir, may I have another?!

Orel said...

Kudos to Wright for two solid innings of relief.

Who's warming up in the bullpen?

MR.F said...

Misspelling words on an internet blog?

That's a paddlin'.

Orel said...

Abreu up. In play, no out!

Orel said...

More bunt attempts from Dee, this time with men on 1st & 2nd, no out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rancho Elianendo, none out.

MR.F said...

ALMUERZO RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Dee singles! Rancho Ardiendo, no out! Prime AWO situation!

Alex said...

@MR. F 12:47

Jasper!

RUN(S)!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

All of the sudden, we've got this.

Orel said...

AWO avg. going way down, guys.

MR.F said...

5-3!

Orel said...

Andre! In play, run(s)!

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Orel said...

It's bugging me a little that all these runs are unearned.

MR.F said...

7-3!

MR.F said...

8-3!

Orel said...

The AWO pustule has been popped!

Orel said...

@dylano: "Scoring change. Ethier now credited with a 2B."

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley's arm let out a sigh of relief after that inning

Orel said...

Welcome to the bigs, Shawn Tolleson. Now get these fuckers out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Giving the kid a shot, it seems.

Fred's Brim said...

Finish this, Tolle!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, kid, throw strikes

Orel said...

Walks the first batter. Okay, no problem. We still got this.

MR.F said...

Go Scott Tolleson!

Orel said...

Walks the second batter. Okay, no problem. We still got this.

Alex said...

Captain Hook

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gameday say Tolleson is pitching but looks more like Troncoso

Orel said...

Donnie's seen enough. Tolle out, Belli in.

Fred's Brim said...

christ - calm down, Scotty

Fred's Brim said...

that's not how you want to start your major league career

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bad first impression by Tolleson

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Belli, throw strikes

Eugenio's Streak said...

I hope to god my bosses don't look at my work calendar, see the day game AND see me calling in sick and put 2 and 2 together...

Alex said...

WE MAKE SWEEP PARTY!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Yahoo still has Belli in his Pirates uniform

MR.F said...

I bet Tolleson could have gotten Juan Pierre out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sweep partay, bishes!

Fred's Brim said...

WOOHOO! SWEEPARAMA!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Great work, fellas!

Orel said...

Get swept? Then sweep!

Orel said...

They didn't until you posted that, ES.

MR.F said...

Hey that was Harang's 100th win? Congrats!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Push brooms in Philly!!! I make party later!

Orel said...

Hmmm, maybe Eric Stephen missed this? @BillShaikin: "#Dodgers finish first four-game sweep in Philadelphia since 1946, the year before Jackie Robinson joined the team."

Dusty Baker said...

I can't believe what these boys just did. I couldn't be more proud. This is Dodger baseball!

(cries)

(dry humps surprised colleague)

(makes party)

(runs nekkid with an Atlantic Cod)

(arm falls off)

(sends answer)

Fred's Brim said...

do it to it, Dusty!

(humps Dusty)

(humps party)

(humps Atlantic Cod)

(humps arm)

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT up!