Sunday, June 10, 2012

Game 61 Thread: June 10 @ Mariners, 1p

Chad Billingsley (3-4, 3.80) vs. Blake Beavan (3-5, 5.22).

If the Dodgers are to win today, take this series and head back home with a head of steam to take on the Angels, then Chad Billingsley will have to channel the mojo he mustered in his last start, when he nearly matched Cliff Lee to keep the Dodgers in the game against the Phillies. Fortunately, Safeco's park factor is on his side; the Seattle park currently ranks as the 29th most pitcher-friendly stadium in the majors. Also, SoSG readers Jason, Paul, and Chris of dodgerfan.net (one more and we have the new Beatles!) will be in attendance to make sure nothing goes wrong. Right, guys?

195 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I'm extremely concerned that we're leaving it to Paul and Jason to make sure things don't go wrong. Them boys is trouble.

Jason said...

I'm extremely worried that I'm just now leaving the house to head to the bar before heading to the game. Will I have enough time to drink myself into believing Chadly can be nails today? Will Paul and I actually join forces today? Will Chris from dodgerfan.net make a cameo appearance?

Paul said...

@Jason

I have infiltrated the Stadium. I am headed to the Pen for a beer and then drink and repeat as needed.

Jason said...

@Paul

I'm running so late I might just get my pregame drunk on in the Pen as well. I won't be there for another 20-30 minutes.

You wearing your SoSG softball shirt?

Paul said...

Yup. I'll be here for a bit and will head back around the second.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm wearing my SoSg tee today too. For like he 45th day in a row.

Paul said...

AJ Ellis chant rocking the Pen right now.

MR.F said...

The Phillie fanatic is lame, but I found this amusing:

http://i.imgur.com/bqvMt.gif

Jason said...

Let's go Dodgers chant going at Elysian

Paul said...

I almost need another beer chant going on in section 133.

Steve Sax said...

Paul, Jason, and Chris = Zan, Jayna, and Gleek

Steve Sax said...

Though I don't know who is who

Paul said...

Didn't Stubbs dry hump and try to kill the Gleek? In that case I would be Gleek.

Alex said...

Get Him to the Gleek?

Dusty Baker said...

Form of: an ice penis

Paul said...

Fuck Chad!!! Heading back to the pen after the Dodgers bat in the second Jason.

Paul said...

Fuck Chad!!! Heading back to the pen after the Dodgers bat in the second Jason.

Hideo Nomo said...

Kyle Seager sure is being a dick to the team trying to give his brother a job.

Orel said...

TGJ ties it up!

MR.F said...

Yay! #Gwynning

Dusty Baker said...

New ball game, boys. Now let's stick it up their ass and go home.

Jason said...

Waiting in the Pen for ya Paul! I'll do a tour looking for you.

Orel said...

Dee RBI makes it 2-1 Dodgers! TGJ takes third as Seager tags him but drops the ball!

MR.F said...

Wow! 2-1! The LF could have dove for that.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Orel said...

Scoreless in SF, bot 2.

Orel said...

Epale, K!

Orel said...

Russell Martin walk-off HR completes the sweep of the Mets for the Yankees.

Orel said...

Beavan is not getting that inside call.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho ardiendo here.

Dusty Baker said...

Where's Butthead, Beavan?

Orel said...

heh heh heh

Orel said...

DRE GS!

karina said...

FIRST DODGERS GRAND SLAM THIS SEASON!

Alex said...

BOOM!

Dusty Baker said...

Yoink!!!!!!

Orel said...

+4 RBI for Ethier!

MR.F said...

GRAND SLAM!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Bamsucka

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit. Way to get back into the groove, Dre!

Fred's Brim said...

holy macaroni, Dre, that was beautiful

Dusty Baker said...

Dregasm

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Chad, throw some zeros up on the board

Orel said...

So, about that park factor....

Fred's Brim said...

long fly to Bobby for out number one

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, AJ

Orel said...

Bills with the two-out walk. Two on. Likes a challenge, I see.

Fred's Brim said...

Chad walks the guy hitting .163

Fred's Brim said...

pitching around him to get to the .160 hitter

Orel said...

Chad is grinding.

Orel said...

Got him.

Fred's Brim said...

phew

Fred's Brim said...

have Jason and Paul found each other yet? I am giddy with anticipation!

Orel said...

Hmmm, Beavan pulled. Injury?

Fred's Brim said...

Beavan done

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby tricked by that one

Fred's Brim said...

AJ AJs

Fred's Brim said...

Kennedy hits it well but right at Ichiro

Dusty Baker said...

I think he pulled his Beavan.

Dusty Baker said...

Bills sits Ichiro down.

Fred's Brim said...

how about another zero, Chad?

Orel said...

We're only in the third inning?

Orel said...

Chad refuses to go 1-2-3.

Fred's Brim said...

grr

Orel said...

1-2-3-41

Fred's Brim said...

Nice, Chad

Orel said...

Gwynn lays down the perfect bunt single. Donnie must be so proud right now.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, great bunt, Tone

Fred's Brim said...

that was super close

Fred's Brim said...

yuck

Orel said...

TEX 3, SF 0, bot 5.

Orel said...

Dodgers' 5th DP of the series.

Jason said...

The Paul - Jason conference has occurred. It was downright Yalta-esque.

MR.F said...

Well, that was a nice looking DP by the Mariners.

Orel said...

1-2-3 for Chad!

MR.F said...

That was some nice movement, Chad.

Fred's Brim said...

Furbush is in

Paul said...

At last my Jason has arrived!

Orel said...

Furbush is always in.

Steve Sax said...

"James Loney grounds out softly..."

karina said...

I'll come out:


well-executed bunting is AWESOME.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, Chad

Orel said...

How about:

Well-executed bunting is OCCASIONALLY EFFECTIVE.

karina said...

Orioles walking off the Phillies twice this weekend. What is this warm and fuzzy feeling?

Fred's Brim said...

fly ball from Ichiro, 2 outs

Steve Sax said...

@karina: if it has to do with the phillies, it's probably a fungus.

Steve Sax said...

Tex 5, SF 0

Fred's Brim said...

What inning are Paul and Jason supposed to recreate the running-on-the-field scene from Fever Pitch?

Steve Sax said...

(in the seventh)

Fred's Brim said...

Chad's 7th K ends the inning

karina said...

@Orel it depends, if you can move a runner, it works. No one knows if the hitter is gonna hit a HR or strike out.

#beisbolcaribealltheway

Cliff Beefpile said...

"News of the day: Juan Uribe possibly rejoining the team against the Angels?" When did we decide we didn't want to win?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Furbush!

Fred's Brim said...

Furbush making us look bad

Fred's Brim said...

#parkfactor
that sounded good

Paul said...

Urine!!!!!!!???!? No thank you.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Chad!

Fred's Brim said...

lets get the bats going again

Steve Sax said...

Charley is salivating over the Mariners' frequent flier miles

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

7th inning stretch, 6-1 LA

Fred's Brim said...

Dodgers go meekly in the 7th

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul ad Jason

Who was on top?

Paul said...

Furbush is not letting us score! Hehe he.

Fred's Brim said...

How about one more clean inning, Chad?

MR.F said...

I like good Chad.

Paul said...

@Dusty

Both on top. A little trick I learned from Stubbs.

Fred's Brim said...

What is the Moose doing in the corner?

Hideo Nomo said...

Off the kneetops?

Fred's Brim said...

Nice job, Chad!

karina said...

@Paul all those groupies and you learn tricks from Stubbs?

Cliff Beefpile said...

This Mariners bullpen is pretty (Fur)bush League.

*Sigh. I know, I'm sorry.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina just had the comment of the day.

Orel said...

Abreu double!

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Both on top. A little trick I learned from Stubbs."

"What is the Moose doing in the corner?"

"Off the kneetops?"

"Nice job, Chad!"

I'm having flashbacks to the night I lost my virginity! Seriously, were all of you there?

Orel said...

Nice, Karina!

Fred's Brim said...

Bobby!

Paul said...

@Karina

The groupies just want me to keep singing Menudos tracks and maintaing my great hair.

Orel said...

Bobby takes 3rd on a WP! Ate his Wheaties this morning!

Orel said...

Loney RBI! His 20th! 7-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Geico!

Fred's Brim said...

get him home, James

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Well, yeah, of course I was there.

Did I mean nothing to you?

Fred's Brim said...

woop!

Cliff Beefpile said...

8-1, bishes!

Dusty Baker said...

"they're imploding on themselves." - MDIL

Fred's Brim said...

yay!

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty

you'll never be my Maggie Mae

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Tht was a pinch runner (Castellanos) to third not ABrew.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Bitch.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Can we please, for once, beat the Angels in the season series? Please?

Paul said...

Release the seagulls!!! Ahh birdpoop!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Karina

Who do you think trained all the groupies?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Looks like Chadley's done for the day. Well done, Bubblebutt.

Paul said...

Where is Neeebs when I néed him. He eats seagull.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, the Giants also lost!

Fred's Brim said...

great stuff, Chad!

Dusty Baker said...

One and done for Ichiro.

Paul said...

Carawash playing.

cc: Spanky

Orel said...

Thanks, Dusty. I was briefly discombobulated by the thought of Abreu sliding into third.

karina said...

@Stubbs a/s/l?

*blushes*

Fred's Brim said...

nice job, jamey

Paul said...

Cotton Eye Joe playing.


Cc: Neeebs' Attorney.

Orel said...

Lincecum allows 5 ER over 5.2 innings. His record is 2-7.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@karina

Me or the groupies?

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Elian

karina said...

@Stubbs both?

Fred's Brim said...

seriously, who is Elian?

Hideo Nomo said...

That was quick.

Orel said...

Let's close this mother out.

Cliff Beefpile said...

"Lady Luck" from that California Lottery commercial is the next Mrs. Beefpile. She will be mine. Oh yes.

Fred's Brim said...

another GIDP

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wrap this shit up.

Orel said...

What woman wouldn't want to be known as Mrs. Beefpile?

Cliff Beefpile said...

"That was quick."

"Let's close this mother out."

Again, stop eavesdropping on my love life.

Hideo Nomo said...

So who does get sent down to make room for Fatty Boombalatty? IDJ or Castle? (If you're really going to "make room" you need to send down both.)

Orel said...

Tolleson!

Orel said...

One pitch, one hit. Hmmm.

Orel said...

Probably IDJ?

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Tolley. Let's make this a better showing this time

Paul said...

Build me up buttercup playing.

cc: Dusty.

Orel said...

RBI-double. Let's see how patient Donnie is.

Hideo Nomo said...

I thought this kid was supposed to be good.

Paul said...

Build me up buttercup playing.

cc: Dusty.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice play by Loney.

Fred's Brim said...

nice pickup, James

Hideo Nomo said...
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Fred's Brim said...

nasty

Hideo Nomo said...

Never mind.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@karina

Hard to say for the groupies. We lost track of a lot of them after that DEA raid on the tour bus in Visalia, and Neeebs forbade us to ask about the first two in the interest of plausible deniability.

Orel said...

Dodgers win! Lead back to 5!

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice recovery, Tolleson.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOOP!

karina said...

Right now, the Dodgers are like Parker Lewis.

can't lose.

Fred's Brim said...

That was quite a roadtrip, very unexpected by me after the Brewers series

Franklin Stubbs said...

We make interleague party!

Orel said...

Chris Meyers on Prime Ticket?

Orel said...

Myers

Hideo Nomo said...

Above .500 in interleague. Enjoy it for the moment.

Orel said...

Parker Lewis reference. Karina's on fire!

Cliff Beefpile said...

NL in general seems to be doing well this season, for a change.

Fred's Brim said...

Have Paul and Jason drunk Seattle dry yet?

Orel said...

@Josh_Suchon: "AL is +7 in interleague. AL East +4, AL Central +1, AL West +2, NL East -4, NL Central -3, NL West even"

Fred's Brim said...

I blame the Mets

Jason said...

One thing I've learned: it's impossible to drink Seattle dry.

Dusty Baker said...

That doesn't mean you have to stop trying, Jason.

karina said...

@Orel *blushes*

Dusty Baker said...

I think we did two game 59 threads. Which would have made yesterday 60 and today's 61.

Am I cray?

Hideo Nomo said...

Not cray. I just noticed the same thing.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, shit. That's on me.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Now we've got two 60s

Dusty Baker said...

I wish I had two forties.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Steve Sax said...

And, the GT numbering fixed