Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Game 105 Thread: July 31 vs. D'backs, 7p

Chris Capuano (10-6, 3.13) vs. Wade Miley (11-6, 3.11).

The Dodgers are clinging onto a share of first place (thanks to a string of well-timed losses from the Giants), while the Diamondbacks are quickly closing the gap (now 3.5 GB). So tonight's question is, what sort of impact will the self-pleasuring Kirk Gibson Bobblehead Figure have on tonight's game?

Will it be a talisman for the team that made Gibson immortal, commemorating the time when improbable impossibilities became realities? Or will it be an inspiration for the team that Gibson currently helms? Stay tuned, true believers!

134 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Hairston LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez 3B
Rivera 1B
Cruz SS
Treanor C
Capuano P

Orel said...

Crown Vic en route?

Paul said...

A win por favor.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Arrives tomorrow morning and expected to be in lineup for tomorrow's game.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Eric Stephen:

"Don Mattingly said Shane Victorino would play left field with Dodgers"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wish I could exchange last night's game for tonight's (or until they win, god damn it).

Dusty Baker said...

I'm surprised you mentioned the war, Stubbs.

Last night must have been brutal.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap, we need a good one from you tonight

Dusty Baker said...

Do we get Chris Capuano tonight, or Andy Capp?

Dusty Baker said...

Anyone else headed to the Yard tonight?

Steve Sax said...

I can't make it, unfortunately.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

This lineup is Heker-rictic!

Dusty Baker said...

Did I just hear that Weaver has a perfect game going?

Dusty Baker said...

Perfecto broken up bottom 5. I did my part.

MR.F said...

Michael Young says eff that.

Fred's Brim said...

Meanwhile Jeff Weaver still has half a dimebag and all three men left playing Super Mario

Dusty Baker said...

HanRam tees are already on sale. It took McCourt two years to get Casey Blake shirts.

Dusty Baker said...

FB you are one in a million.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley shirts were all over the park last night, too. They were definitely on top of things.

Hideo Nomo said...

I never got a Casey Blake shirt. I'd buy one now if I found one.

Dusty Baker said...

Classy Gibby. Stepped out in front of dugout ad doffed his cap to much applause. At his request Mitch Poole threw out the first pitch. Trivia fans note that Poole was the bat boy who ran back to get Gibby before his famous at bat.

Hideo Nomo said...

Other than the LFP one, I mean. I have that.

Dusty Baker said...

Nomo- MDIL bought me one for cmas a couple years ago. She had to look forever. I treasure it.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: MDIL and Dusty up in dis bish!

Hideo Nomo said...

Magic and League.

I was trying to figure out who the hell that was, until I saw the locker sign.

Fred's Brim said...

holy damn, nice catch, Jerry!

Steve Sax said...

Does League get a couple of those signed Magic Johnson jerseys, too?

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: ebay has some Blake Dodgers jerseys (there are two other at higher price points as of right now). But no t-shirts.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomo are you sure that's not the dude from Color Me Badd, the one on the right?

Orel said...

When did Paul Goldschmidt become Mr. Dodger Killer?

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK

Steve Sax said...

goddammit, we're already down in the first inning for the second fucking straight game

Fred's Brim said...

that asshole isn't actually good, is he?

Steve Sax said...

and it's frickin' goldschmidt AGAIN

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn walks

Dusty Baker said...

Well, at least tomorrow night we have Capuano going. He wouldnt give up a first-inning HR to this Goldschmidt fuck.

Hideo Nomo said...

I was just about to say how things were going better than last night, then Goldschmidt all over it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not. Cool.

karina said...

epale everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry's making it easier for us to accept Victorino at the top of the order

Fred's Brim said...

MEllis!

Fred's Brim said...

that's a nice response

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's better! Let's do more of that!

Orel said...

Mark Ellis will not take this lying down! Solo HR! 2-1 D'backs.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina!

Fred's Brim said...

fudge - that looked like a Matty bomb

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We're not losing as badly this time!

Franklin Stubbs said...

At least Dre couldn't GIDP.

Fred's Brim said...

GRR

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Franklin Stubbs said...

STRIKES, asshole!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid Chris Johnson.

Orel said...

NYM 1, SF 0, bot 2.

Steve Sax said...

well at least we got one back. 2-1 going into the bottom of the second.

Steve Sax said...

SF down 1-0 to the Mets in the second

Steve Sax said...

fuck I'm like on hawaii time here with the comments. Must be the effect of Victorino already. sorry about that guys

Steve Sax said...

Hairston LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez 3B
Rivera 1B
Cruz SS
Treanor C
Capuano P

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers acquire Hanley Ramirez

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp goes on DL

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley 0-5 at home.

Steve Sax said...

Dinosaurs walk the earth

Fred's Brim said...

take more pitches

Hideo Nomo said...

Cruz?

Fred's Brim said...

Luis!

Fred's Brim said...

how about a little 2-out lightning!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Matt

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, at least Cap is out of the way for the next inning.

I'm sure by the time I hit "publish," someone will have said the same thing, so here's a "dammit" just in case.

DAMMIT.

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry not leading off so well

Fred's Brim said...

cmon guys, take a couple of pitches, please

Fred's Brim said...

I miss Mark Reynolds

Fred's Brim said...

fucker

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Dre!
That felt gone

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry again!

Fred's Brim said...

I know it's only 2-1 but I think we're gonna need a few more runs tonight

Eugenio's Streak said...

Vin just said Shane sent Matt a twit about coming to LA, I almost wrecked!

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, that was close for Dre

Fred's Brim said...

why do umps get time off? stupid unions

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Fred's Brim said...

Clippers night?

Fred's Brim said...

nice pickup, Hanley

Fred's Brim said...

cripes this isn't going so well

Fred's Brim said...

christ - get that asshole out

Fred's Brim said...

damn - Az has first and second, 2 outs, Montero up

Steve Sax said...

Nice pep talk, Homeycutt! Well done.

Franklin Stubbs said...

God fucking dammit, not again!

Steve Sax said...

5-1 AZ

Fred's Brim said...

FUCKFUCKFUCK
3R HR for Montero 5-1 bad guys, all with 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

where's that goddamn marine layer?

Spank Horst said...

Well shit.

Steve Sax said...

Capuano knows that it's three outs for an inning, right?

Fred's Brim said...

stupid homers
I can't wait for Lilly to get back

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Cap

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Victorino

Fred's Brim said...

I am tired of this
figure it out, Cap

NicJ said...

Beginning to think SF isn't the team we should be worrying about.

Why have Tolleson warming and not bring him in?

Fred's Brim said...

this is stupid
can we go back to SF?

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic - I agree

and Az had a string of lefties up

Montero was a lefty too so maybe the logic isn't sound

Paul said...

Is there some new rule that says the Dodgers must not have two good series in a row?

Fred's Brim said...

just like last year, I still don't think they are any good. Our pitching will probably get Upton on a hot streak and they will just cruise after that

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on! Start winning, dammit!

Fred's Brim said...

JERRY, TAKE A FUCKING PITCH!
Are you playing mad after the Victorino trade?

Paul said...

Shut the fuck up Mark Grace!

Fred's Brim said...

Matty went down to get a tough pitch

Steve Sax said...

Two out single for Kemp

Fred's Brim said...

Mark Grace can go to hell

Fred's Brim said...

seems like AZ is Vin's new favorite team. The Rockies have lost their spot

Fred's Brim said...

i feel like whenever I stay up to watch these games, I get games like this

Fred's Brim said...

BOR-ING!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Goddamn, we are in a hurry to lose.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: at least you've got a day game tomorrow so you can watch us fall 1.5 back

NicJ said...

If Lincecum continues to turn it around we are totally screwed.

Steve Sax said...

Lincecum is toast

Orel said...

SF 3, NYM 1, bot 8.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

So we're back in 2nd place? Well that sucks balls

Fred's Brim said...

Donny, why the hell do you bring in Belli?

Orel said...

Why is Beli in?

Orel said...

Seems like the Snakes load the bases every inning.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Get it out of your system, i don't want to see this garbage tomorrow.

Fred's Brim said...

This is what Jamey Wright is for! Why is Belli in? This makes no sense!

Fred's Brim said...

why am I up watching this? This makes no sense!

Fred's Brim said...

So Lindblom was the glue behind the team? I never would have guessed that

Orel said...

Perfect time for a meaningless homer, Matty!

Fred's Brim said...

Are all three of these teams going to be .500 battling for the NL West title?

Orel said...

Meaningless single. Baby steps.

Fred's Brim said...

when was the last time Dre was hot? Right before he signed his extension?

Orel said...

Let's see if today's cash infusion into the NL West actually makes a difference.

Orel said...

Ethier meaningless single!

Fred's Brim said...

oh jeez, Dre didnt feel good after that slide

Fred's Brim said...

I forgot we had Abreu

Fred's Brim said...

How bad is Abreu at first?

Fred's Brim said...

Gibby should throw at him for wearing 23

Fred's Brim said...

stupidasses
we gotta pitch better. There is no excuse for giving up that many runs.
These trousersnakes aren't that good, not 15-4 good

good fucking night

Dusty Baker said...

I really want to shake a puppy now. And that's not a euphemism.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up, fist pumpers