Monday, July 02, 2012

Game 81 Thread: July 2 vs. Reds, 7p

Homer vs. Bills, get it?

Chad Billingsley (4.7, 4.18) vs. Homer Bailey (5-6, 4.42).

Clayton Kershaw was the stopper yesterday, and now it's up to Chad Billingsley to nourish the iota of momentum the Dodgers have mustered. In his way stands Homer Bailey, the Christian Bale lookalike widely known for hitting Manny Ramirez on the hand in 2009...which lead to the dramatic BobbleSlam. Ah, memories.

Anyway, where were we? Huh? Oh, sorry, we were talking about chocolate?

In other news:

87 comments:

Steve Sax said...

that is a frickin' brilliant GT theme, Orel!

+1

Paul said...

Payback. Hit Votto!

Oh I forgot Bills doesn't do that.

Orel said...

Or is it Donnie who doesn't do that?

Orel said...

ThankSax!

knapS said...

Matsui just showed off his gold glove.

Steve Sax said...

Lineup from Dylan H:

Herrera 8
Ellis 2
Hairston 4
Rivera 9
Loney 3
Urine 5
Van Slyke 7
Cruz 6
Billingsley 1

Steve Sax said...

HEHR LUV CB

Paul said...

Loney and Urine. Together again.

knapS said...

Looks like the Brooklyn Nets will go with a 3 man team next year.

Paul said...

They'll dominate the playground.

Fred's Brim said...

Why do they hate IDJ so much?

Not saying it's wrong, just wondering why

Orel said...

@yvonnecarrasco: "Fun fact on #StarWarsNight here -- I've never watched any Star Wars films, not one. Anyone else? Is that weird?"

Orel said...

That fact isn't very fun at all.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree w Sax - great GT!

Also, I'm having a great G&T right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp on Dodgers Live pre-game. Confirms he'll play for Rancho Cuca...(word I can't spell or be bothered to look up). Says he'll push it hard to judge where he is in his rehab. Also said the joint was sold out.

Orel said...

Cocomango!

Dusty Baker said...

Coco Loco!

Hideo Nomo said...

Tix were CHEAP for tonight, but I opted to go tomorrow. Less cheap, but still priced right.

Dusty Baker said...

Less cheap, but still priced right: Neeebs' mom!

Dusty Baker said...

Love the sight of Yoda wearing a Dodgers cap.

Hit we cannot.

Orel said...

Chad gives up a leadoff single. Anyone remember his last 1-2-3 inning?

Orel said...

1-2-3-4, okay!

Dusty Baker said...

1,2,3 and to the 4
Snoop Doogy Dogg and Dre Dre is at the do

Dusty Baker said...

JHa "Kid" HR makes it 1-0.

Orel said...

JHJHR!

Dusty Baker said...

"Down goes Frazier" - Vin

Orel said...

We took the lead in the 1st. Feels weird.

Franklin Stubbs said...

We're winning? What the shit?

Orel said...

James Loney leadoff single. Feels...super-weird.

Dusty Baker said...

Urine hitting off the tee, according to Vin-god.

Alex said...

PISS

Franklin Stubbs said...

Uribe gives the gift right back.

Dusty Baker said...

"Uribe takes a look at ball four" - Vin

So weird to hear that. I didn't see it so not sure I believe it.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe thrown out at 2nd on a single. PLEASE EXPLAIN

NicJ said...

Uribe sucks, but WTF are we holding guys up at third?

Dusty Baker said...

GET THIS FAT FUCKING FUCKING FUCK FUCKING FUCK OFF MY GOD DAMNED TEAM ALREADY!

NicJ said...

@orel, assumed Loney could score from second on a single and overran The base.

Dusty Baker said...

Props to Cruz for his first RBI, BTW.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney: world's slowest non-white guy

Orel said...

Ugh. But we are leading 2-0 AND we got the pitcher's spot out of the way. AND no bunts yet.

NicJ said...

He is half white, I guess his legs are the white half

Franklin Stubbs said...

How is it that the Reds have more white guys than when Schott was still around?

NicJ said...

@FS - Ha!

Orel said...

Cozart has Bills' number.

NicJ said...

What has gotten into Billingsley tonight?!

Hideo Nomo said...

Aerial cam? That's new.

NicJ said...

Yeah, they had the "Hanger One" blimp out there.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Relax, Chadwick.

NicJ said...

Damn, that was a nasty pitch.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Escape hatch.

Hideo Nomo said...

I, uh, thought Bills never threw at anybody.

Hideo Nomo said...

Someone should go to Dylan Hernandez's house and tweet about how no one ever goes there either.

Orel said...

How's Chad doing? Grinding again?

Hideo Nomo said...

He's actually cruising, except for trying to murder Cozart.

NicJ said...

@Nomo, seriously for someone who works for the LA times he shouldn't be pointing out a diminished audience.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe out with pulled fat?

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: Pulled pork.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ruh-roh.

Orel said...

I could go for a pulled-pork sandwich right now.

Franklin Stubbs said...

balls.

Orel said...

He's always in one batter too many.

NicJ said...

Such a great outing ruined in one inning.

NicJ said...

Is it just me or has Ellis been swinging at a ton of bad pitches lately?

NicJ said...

So Chad has had two of the last three leads we've had in a week and blown them both.

Paul said...

Never known Chad to be inconsistent like that!

knapS said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Orel said...

Nine outs left. Let's do this.

Orel said...

There's the bunt!

rbnlaw said...

Rally! For fuck's sake.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe: "Did someone say Rally's Hamburgers?"

Orel said...

Is Nomo's "pulled pork" tweet our most popular tweet ever?

Hideo Nomo said...

My fake lineup from yesterday got 50 retweets. I think that's the most popular since I started monopolizing the account.

Orel said...

Coffey brought his gas can.

NicJ said...

Back to losing again.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stale Coffey. 4-2 Reds.

NicJ said...

I totally thought we were turning it around, bummer.

Orel said...

5-2 Reds. Game over.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty's team better beat the snot out of the Giants.

Orel said...

Bunt, Dee, bunt!

Orel said...

Bad things happen when you don't bunt, Dee.

Orel said...

DSB (+DSB Guy) is back. So, there's a reason to root for a loss.

NicJ said...

mojo falling

Franklin Stubbs said...

It wasn't that we were pulling out of the nosedive, that was just the wings tearing off.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jamie Wright is Jamie Wright.

Dusty Baker said...

Comeback starts now.

NicJ said...

Don't call it a comeback, because it isn't one.

:/

Steve Sax said...

This was not good tonight