Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Game 69 Thread: June 20 @ Athletics, 7pm

Perhaps a reassessment of our initial strategy is in order.

Nathan Eovaldi (0-2, 1.82 ERA) vs. Tommy Milone (6-5, 4.48 ERA)

The Dodgers face off against yet another middle-of-the-road A's pitcher (who may or may not have a hot wife) who fares much better at home than on the road. Sending Eovaldi to the mound portends a low scoring game again tonight, so let's hope that a second try at this scenario will yield better results.

Meanwhile, the expectation is that the Dodgers new ownership will be big spenders at the trade deadline. With a list of potential targets that includes Carlos Lee, Carlos Quentin, Kevin Youkilis, and Justin Morneau, I hope that we don't end up swapping the remainder of our already-depleted minor league talent for a veritable who's-who of the walking wounded.

To all the Dodgers, whether you be in the batter's box or in the front office: let's show a little discretion out there, ok?

119 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wesley Snipes couldn't pay is taxes because he bet on this chess match.

Orel said...

One look at the GT picture and I knew Stubbs had written it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Grids are our friends!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Full disclosure: I am a gawd-awful chess player.

Orel said...

Full disclosure: I have never won a game of chess.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Out of how many chances? Are we talking a Eugenio-grade-oh-fer?

Fred's Brim said...

Keep it going, Nate!

Orel said...

@Stubbs: Not Eugenio-esque, and I can't remember the last time I played. But enough that I figured it was a skill I could never develop. Maybe I should download Chess with Friends.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's my history with golf. With chess, I'm just bloodthirsty rather than, you know, smart.

Orel said...

I've never played golf. No plans to either.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

My therapist says I shouldn't play golf.

Jason said...

I stick to regulation Pub Golf myself.

Jason said...

So... this exists.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I once played enough golf to be decent while in high school. When I figured I could quit both golf and my shitty summer job and come out even, that was that.

Orel said...

"It is a game of growing popularity, and is often played in group parties."

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm calling slugfest.

14-8 Dodgers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'd take it. I also really want to go home now.

Paul said...

Full disclosure: way too many skinny Jean giant fans on this BART. How many fuckin stops till Oakland?!?

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 6
Herrera 9
Ethier DH
Rivera 3
Hairston 4
Abreu 7
Uribe 5
Gwynn 8
Ellis 2

Hideo Nomo said...

HE A HUGGER

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice tribute to Mark Ellis.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, at least Dee took a couple pitches.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think they're showing a rerun.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Really? Have we learned nothing?

Orel said...

Tight zone tonight.

Orel said...

Have you noticed the @Dodgers feed has become a little less dry since the Kings' run? I think it's the influence of the highly regarded @LAKings.

Orel said...

Rivera opens the second with a single!

Hideo Nomo said...

Get back in your hole!

Orel said...

Jonathan Quick didn't win the Vagina Trophy.

Orel said...

Nice to see Bobby trying to leg out that grounder.

Orel said...

Uribe is so fat he makes Abreu look like Gordon.

Dusty Baker said...

At my local bar, Vinny!

Orel said...

Uribe RBI on the oddest of diving catch attempts by Josh Reddick!

Mr. Customer said...

Dusty! Where ya been?

Orel said...

What are you having, Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

At Orel -

I had the same experience w the GT pic. I pulled it up on my phone and as soon as I saw the graphic, before scrolling down, I knew we had a Stubbs.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Orel

Grande $15 Cadillac god dammit.

Orel said...

You're getting a reputation, Stubbsy.

Dusty Baker said...

I've got the boot of oppression on me at work, Mr. C. Where have YOU been? You're just not around much these days.

Orel said...

Cadillac Margarita?

Dusty Baker said...

Yep Orel

Dusty Baker said...

45

Orel said...

@emmaspan: "Look, however Vin Scully pronounces your name is automatically the correct way to pronounce it. That's just science. Adjust accordingly."

Does this deserve a follow?

Orel said...

Whew. At the track.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, how many times have I told you? We don't serve your kind, here, Customer!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That guy just won't stay dead!

Dusty Baker said...

TGJ had that shit all the way.

We need to buck the lad up. He made a shitty error last night and by his body language tonight he looks pissed off and focused because of it.

Orel said...

Hairston tries to hot dog, misses an out.

Orel said...

Stubbs! Where ya been?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Actually, if it were anyone else, I wouldn't have expected that catch to be made last night. Jr. has his flaws, but that's not usually one of them.

Orel said...

Too many pitches for Nate.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Orel

Much like that asshole Mr. C, I was also in employment hell!

Orel said...

Employment hell is preferable to unemployment hell, I suppose.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It would seem fitting for Nate to get his first win when he was less than sharp. Just so long as it's a win.

Hideo Nomo said...

I always assumed being served is what makes one a customer.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I concur.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dre, you streaky mofo. We need you to be back on your game.

Orel said...

Dee's a busy bee!

Dusty Baker said...

"Oakland does not have a very good offense. " - Vin in a classic understatement

Orel said...

Smokes Reddick!

Dusty Baker said...

To clarify I wasnt bagging on TGJ re that play last night. I just believe it was scored an error. I tink he's fucking money in the outfield and he has my full support.

Dusty Baker said...

To further clarify:

FUCK URINE

Franklin Stubbs said...

piss

Franklin Stubbs said...

^heh

Orel said...

Shit. Consecutive doubles makes it a tie game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I blame everyone named Seth ever.

Orel said...

The new Spider-Man costume looks like it was made from basketballs.

Dusty Baker said...

Con of a sunt!

NicJ said...

When is kemp back?

Everyone just stopped hitting.

Orel said...

Still waiting for Nomo's prediction to come true.

Orel said...

3-2 out!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, it has to be at least 1-1 to get to 14-8.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: ABA basketballs!

NicJ said...

doesn't look like they are going to score that in the series

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, Tony definitely looks pissed.

Orel said...

Looking at the A's mixed-up backstop signage. I'm going to buy insurance from StateFarm.dential.

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't know what this means for anything, but I will be at Edison International Field on Sunday for the game.

Orel said...

@Dusty: I expect the new origin story to take place in a Spalding factory.

Orel said...

Dammit, are we playing the Angels again?

Orel said...

Rickey!

Orel said...

Nate's gassed already?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Coco Crisp naturally repels baseballs.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*cries*

NicJ said...

Lose this one and we might be looking at a 6 game losing streak at least.

Orel said...

That one's on Eovaldi. Looks to third and Weeks beats him to first. Bases juiced, no out.

Steve Sax said...

When Eovaldi pitches, Dodger bats slumber

Orel said...

Angels 3, Giants 0, top 6.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ugh, RBI of shame.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shitballs

NicJ said...

Well this one is over.

Orel said...

3-1 A's. Game over.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Again with the bunting! stop, for the love of christ!

Steve Sax said...

STOP FUCKING BUNTING DEE GORDON

Orel said...

Milone has a chocoglove.

Steve Sax said...

Dee, if you keep bunting, I'm going to get Bane to snap you like the toothpick you are

Orel said...

This was supposed to be the easier part of this road trip.

NicJ said...

No AL teams are easy for the Dodgers.

NicJ said...

Well hopefully we steal one tomorrow. I'm just going to assume we lose at least two in Anaheim.

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon tonight: can't hit, can't bunt, can't field. Criminy.

Steve Sax said...

But he sure is skinny!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Remember when you used to be able to hit, guys?

NicJ said...

So when we trade for Dempster is he playing 1st or 3rd?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Heh.

Paul said...

I am falling asleep here!! Back to the other side for more booze if this keeps up.

NicJ said...

Herrera is the only guy in the lineup hitting over 250 in June.

NicJ said...

Vin thought that was out. I can only imagine Steiner's call.

Orel said...

If that ball faked Vin out, I'd hate to hear how Charley called it.

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

"You have trouble pronouncing his name and you have trouble getting him out." —Vin, on Yoenis Cespedes' deep fly

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, stick the "Beat LA" right in your ass, ya bats.

Orel said...

It's the ninth inning already?

NicJ said...

12,000 fans sit up in their chairs and chant "Beat LbeatA BeBeat LL ABeatA"

Franklin Stubbs said...

WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT STRATEGY? Quit with the hacking already!

NicJ said...

Well on the bright side we don't get a "best record in baseball" tweet after this loss.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Perhaps chess was too highbrow to get the point across.. Maybe checkers. Or Go Fish.

NicJ said...

Seems like we lose every KCAL game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That annoys.

Franklin Stubbs said...

True. At least I get to see all those losses in glorious high-definition.

Orel said...

pGTUP