Friday, June 22, 2012

Game 71 Thread: June 21 @ Angels, 7:00p


Chad Billingsley (4-5, 3.75 ERA) vs. Dan Haren (4-7, 3.97 ERA)

What better way is there to recover from a tough series than to match up against your cross-town rivals? You know, the ones we haven't won a series against since 2009. After losing two of three games at home, surely THIS will be the time that the stars align in our favor! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

In other news, I've been playing this slot machine for 27 hours straight, but it is DUE!

Image: Mad (defacement by Stubbs)

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Orel said...

The :59 post! Bold move!

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs: I am not worried.

What? Me?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yep, pulling out the stops for this one. We TOTALLY got this, guys!

Dusty Baker said...

(touches hot stove) - ouch!

(touches hot stove) - ouch!
(expects different results)

(touches hot stove) - ouch!
(expects different results)

(touches hot stove) - ouch!

Hideo Nomo said...

I shaved my beard, hoping for a mojo change.

I also got rid of my facial hair.

Orel said...

Heyo!

Dusty Baker said...

Hiyooooo!

Did you really shave, Nomo? I was thinking of doing the same, and so I might base my decision on your lead.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Hideo Nomo said...

Yup. Really shaved. Had it since the three-game winning streak that opened the season.

Orel said...

(watches hot stove) - nothing happens

Orel said...

Sandusky verdict in 20.

NicJ said...

That whole situation completely bums me out.

What a monster.

Orel said...

Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have dragged this thread down with that.

Watching on Gameday, Vinny!

Franklin Stubbs said...

In my drawers with a beer, Vinny!

NicJ said...

I don't get why you would want to go stand and wave at tw live feed cameras waiting for a verdict of a massive child abuse trial.

Orel said...

Leave your furniture alone, Stubbs!

Orel said...

Not even 7:10 and Dee Gordon has grounded out.

NicJ said...

442 max sentence.

NicJ said...

Years^

Orel said...

Last post on this topic: Sandusky hit .958.

Orel said...

In play, run(s)!

NicJ said...

Yeah, sorry guys.

Time for baseball.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Babbah!

Orel said...

OMG Abreu HR!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Nice to see a little former-team revenge break our way for once!

Orel said...

First Abreu homers, then Loney walks? This is an odd night.

Orel said...

AK needs to jack one out here with that loopy swing of his.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hah! FUCK YOU MIKE TROUT!

Orel said...

Mike Trout bunt grounds out? Is it opposite day today?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Vin describing Timmah's misfortune is audio gold.

Orel said...

@Buster_ESPN: "Tim Lincecum 20 pitches so far, zero missed swings, and has allowed three hits on two strikes. 1-0 Oakland, bases loaded, nobody out."

Franklin Stubbs said...

More runs!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Beautiful!

Orel said...

Dodgers 4, Angels 0
A's 3, Giants 0

Orel said...

SCOUT: James Loney has no pop.

Hideo Nomo said...

My beard died so that our offense might live.

Hideo Nomo said...

SCOUT: James Loney has flop.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't let'em off the mat, Chad.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Whatever you're doing, Bills, stop it.

karina said...

epale everyone!

i've been 10 minutes staring at the computer wondering why I can"t watch this game for free if it is the mlb free game :(

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, Karina! At least we got some runs for you while you wait.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Are you normally able to watch free games?

Orel said...

Is Chad laboring like he was in past starts?

NicJ said...

Doesn't have his strikeout stuff tonight.

NicJ said...

Trout goes fishin'

Hideo Nomo said...

What do I have to shave to get Chad to pitch better?

karina said...

@Orel nope, but a kind spirit gave me the MLB radio subscription. I don't know how I could live without Vin, Jaime Jarrin and Fernando so much time.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sweet AB, AJ!

Hideo Nomo said...

OK, kids, I gotta do some quick errands (including a BevMo run). Don't let this one get out of hand.

NicJ said...

Dee on pace
For an 0-9 night.

Orel said...

How do you decide which announcer to listen to, Karina?

Franklin Stubbs said...

That would be an…achievement.

Orel said...

Dodgers 5, Angels 3, bot 3
A's 3, Giants 1, bot 3

Franklin Stubbs said...

KEEP BUNTING, TORIII HUNTER

Orel said...

Torii Hunter bunt grounds out?

Orel said...

Andre Ethier is 3 for 3 with 3 singles.

NicJ said...

After all this Haren is still probably going 6 innings.

karina said...

@Orel first Vin, when he leaves, it's time for el Sr. Jaime y Fernando :)

Franklin Stubbs said...

We may need more runs.

NicJ said...

Man this is going to be a depressing loss.

Orel said...

Very nice, Karina.

Orel said...

Chad is giving it all back.

Fred's Brim said...

sorry karina but i can't stand these little shits who can't hit for dick except for against us. Callaspo's only rbi is against us

Orel said...

Tie game or we are losing.

Franklin Stubbs said...

And there it is.

Fred's Brim said...

son of a bitch

NicJ said...

Yep, that's about right.

karina said...

get back to the river :(

Fred's Brim said...

of course a bunt will beat us

Orel said...

NOW we're losing.

Fred's Brim said...

what
the
hell

NicJ said...

Trout needs to shut his mouth while he runs the bases.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bills, you are a pain in the ass.

Fred's Brim said...

Trout gets a fastball in the gills next time up

Fred's Brim said...

except Bills wont throw at anybody

Fred's Brim said...

Manny's bobblehead night was the last good moment of that season

Franklin Stubbs said...

Do not squander.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Juan

Orel said...

Here we go! Rivera opens the sixth with a single.

Orel said...

^ fifth

Hideo Nomo said...

I SAID DON'T LET IT GET OUT OF HAND.

THIS VONS IS SEEING ANGRY NOMO.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@orel

Don't mind if I do!

*drinks*

Fred's Brim said...

why is there a cop sitting down the bench from Bills? Are they afraid a disgruntled fan will try to do something to him? because they aren't wrong

Franklin Stubbs said...

No Loney double play is almost OK by me.

Fred's Brim said...

Loney didn't LIDP

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gah, Kennedy's tobacco wad is nauseating.

Fred's Brim said...

why don't guys like Kennedy ever get hurt?

NicJ said...

Haha, Haren one out away from being in line for a win.

Fred's Brim said...

seriously, gritty worthless veterans never get hurt

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wasn't Erstad perpetually hurt? (exception that proves the rule, perhaps)

Fred's Brim said...

A nice shot of Uribe pouring food from a tube down his gullet

Franklin Stubbs said...

SQUANDERED! You bastards!

NicJ said...

June is destroying AJ's all star bid.

NicJ said...

Erstad was perpetually an asshole.

Orel said...

I fear Angry Nomo. C'mon Dodgers!

Fred's Brim said...

I think the league has finally figured out that you should just throw strikes to AJ

Franklin Stubbs said...

Too true, Nic.

Fred's Brim said...

Erstad spelled his first name like Bobby Darin's last name

Fred's Brim said...

two sharp innings from Bills coming up

Franklin Stubbs said...

Nope.

Fred's Brim said...

maybe not

NicJ said...

In August maybe.

Fred's Brim said...

Bills lost is his razor in Oakland

Franklin Stubbs said...

So, for those of you keeping track at home :01 = shitty offense, :59 = shitty pitching.

Fred's Brim said...

trying to look mean(ish)

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes 5:40 - I was all set to cut all my hair off tonight but I was talked out of it.

Fred's Brim said...

that shit is unacceptable

Orel said...

Chad just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, dumbfuck

Fred's Brim said...

sorry

Franklin Stubbs said...

Nice snag, E!

Fred's Brim said...

Bills, I am on your side, but you make it hard to root for you

Fred's Brim said...

wow

Orel said...

90 pitches for Chad through 5.

Fred's Brim said...

When is Dre going to hurt himself on one of those plays?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Please, no more Bills tonight.

karina said...

Will it be bad mojo if the gnome comes back tomorrow?

MR.F said...

Damn, Bills.

Franklin Stubbs said...

We need to mix things up, K. Do what you must.

Franklin Stubbs said...

At least get one this inning, guys.

Fred's Brim said...

Bills seems to get bailed out a lot.
I think I brought this up before, about getting difficult outs.
I guess when you have a lot of guys on, those kind of outs save more runs than when nobody is on

Fred's Brim said...

@karina - change is good

NicJ said...

If Bills is going to pitch like crap he needs to do
Something useful and carry Matt Kemp around in a rickshaw on his off days.

Fred's Brim said...

cheesus - we don't need guys singling in front of Dee

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah, FB. I would agree more hard-hit balls generally would translate to more dramatic defense.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - to make those thighs bigger

NicJ said...

@FB, after his thighs are nice and plump we can harvest his hamstrings to transplant into kemp.

Fred's Brim said...

when is a pitcher going to go behind the mound and scuff out those stupid team logos? I assume that will mean the home pitcher will start throwing at the other team but shit, that shit is wack and somebody needs to do something about it

Franklin Stubbs said...

Piss off, blue.

Orel said...

Dee needs a ticket to Albuquerque.

Hideo Nomo said...

DEE PEE.

NicJ said...

Dee isn't going anywhere unless Sellers comes off the DL.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wasted.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Stubbs 9:10: Don't mind if I do.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dee needs a ticket to wherever we have Mr. Customer locked away.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I leave the interpretation to the reader.

NicJ said...

Well, on the bright side We Can probably win tomorrow. If we don't then we might not win again untill Clayton pitches game 2 of the Giants series.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wright has been surprisingly competent.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Uribe has been unsurprisingly corpulent.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That'll teach be to go throwing compliments around.

Paul said...

Hey guys how we doin.....aw fuck his. Fuck Bills. Fuck Loney fuck bunts.

NicJ said...

Nice play by Wright.

Fred's Brim said...

why do karina's boys always kill us?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy crap, I can't believe that worked.

Orel said...

How many doubles have we given up tonight?

Orel said...

Giants threatening, top 7.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mama's Little Yella Pils is starting to make things better.

NicJ said...

I think like 4 and a 3B

Fred's Brim said...

how is Mike Trout a better base stealer than Dee?

Paul said...

Anyone else noticed on that Karros commercial for his bobblehead the flash back is for a game in August 1999 but they show Piazza rounding third?

Fred's Brim said...

stupid outfield rocks

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, we're so hosed.

Orel said...

shit

NicJ said...

Wow, that was pretty embarrassing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, I see it's about fuck this shit o'clock. Good night!

Paul said...

Losing streak. We need a slump buster.

Fred's Brim said...

how do two guys score on a single?

Fred's Brim said...

i hate this

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have to admit, this is pretty unwatchable.

Fred's Brim said...

OK now Loney is no good defensively. Can we cut him now?

Hideo Nomo said...

Go A's!

NicJ said...

It seriously baffles me how Loney is still in the major leagues.

Fred's Brim said...

seriously, I will be surprised if we are still in first after the series in San Francisco

NicJ said...

Giants are playing just as crappy right now.

Fred's Brim said...

Wright is only effective when teams swing at is crazy breaking stuff out of the zone. The only reason people swing is that they think "Hey that's Jamey Wright, he sucks, I can hit him." He's like an older AJ Burnett

Fred's Brim said...

we just gotta be less crappy

Fred's Brim said...

i am worried about Dusty

NicJ said...

When placing blame on why this team is struggling to score runs right now its hard for me to put a ton of blame on Dee. He hits like a young middle infielder trying to find his way.

Loney on the other hand plays first base and hits like a young middle infielder trying to find his way.

Paul said...

So we need Matthew Herbert Walker Kemp back! Don't rush back but man we miss you.

Orel said...

Is it half past fuck this shit o'clock yet?

Paul said...

Scoring 9 runs right now seems about as improbable as the Dodgers scoring the first 5...so we have a chance!

Fred's Brim said...

Kendrick running at "three run lead" speed for that bloop

NicJ said...

Uribe had 24 HR in the last year he was with the Giants. He has 5 about halfway through his 3 year contract with the Dodgers.

coLOLettii

Paul said...

If Urine hits a homerun I'll go sober for month.

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe to hit into triple play where two outs will count for the next inning

NicJ said...

THe best outcome here is that Uribe hurts his wrist on a HR.

Fred's Brim said...

is Downs wearing a Kenny Powers wig?

Paul said...

Fuck you!!!! Swing at a 3-0 pitch. Ahhhhhhh

Fred's Brim said...

that 3-1 pitch was the one. Uribe should have smashed that into the gap

Paul said...

Piece of crap.

Fred's Brim said...

3-7 with Uribe back

NicJ said...

Uribe clearly wasn't listening to Gameday Scout.

Fred's Brim said...

sorry karina, I am counting this one already

Hideo Nomo said...

He swung at ball four. Dick.

Paul said...

But I'm an optimist I don't have to be sober!!

Fred's Brim said...

why didn't I cut my hair?

NicJ said...

Why couldn't we play the Angels in April?

Fred's Brim said...

Callaspo and Aybar killing us

Fred's Brim said...

wonderful, Coffey time

Fred's Brim said...

big HR coming up

Fred's Brim said...

how bad is Imperial Gold Russian Vodka? I heard you have to mix it with Everclear

NicJ said...

is this the last inter league series?

Fred's Brim said...

"at least 240"

I am at least 240 too

NicJ said...

I wonder how many "Stop losing to the Angels" emails Kasten is getting in his suggestion box.

Fred's Brim said...

The Astros going to the AL means that each league will have an odd number of teams and that means there will always be an interleague series going on. Is this MLB's effort to make MLB a single league like the NFL? I assume we will have to give up the DH fight at some point

NicJ said...

ESPNLA seriously needs to get someone to run the Dodger blog on their site. Worldwide sports leader my ass.

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn Fox game

NicJ said...

Hope not, personally hate the DH.

Mainly because we end up having Adam Kennedy or Garret Anderson as ours.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't recognize Isringhausen. He looks more like Rick Honeycutt than a current major league pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

put Dee back at 8th!
he is hitting worse than when you pushed him to the bottom of the lineup the first time

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