Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Game 83 Thread: July 4 vs Reds, 6p


Aaron Harang (5-5, 3.68) vs. Mike Leake (3-5, 4.12)

Harang lets fly against his old team in an attempt to help his new team string together a whopping two wins. It's no secret that the Dodgers have sprung a few leaks of late, but with Urine out of the lineup, we may just stand a chance to salvage the series. The Nats have already done us a favor today, beating the Gnats handily and drawing us into a tie atop the NL West - nothing to wet the bed about, but we'll take it.

Happy Fourth of July/hideous, jingoistic cap and uniform logo day, everyone!

Image: markheadrick.com

106 comments:

Alex Cora said...

Giants lost! Happy fourth everyone!

MR.F said...

Working on the 4th of July should be illegal.

Orel said...

Sorry to hear it, Mr. F. I pee-I-T-Y you.

Orel said...

Do you think Carlos Lee will bring his cattle with him to Florida?

MR.F said...

I can't really complain. I had a lot of days off in June and I can use this holiday later in the year.

MR.F said...

Nash to the Lakers?!?!

MR.F said...

From The Basketball Jones...

John Gambadoro, a sports radio talk host in Phoenix, is reporting Steve Nash is going to the Lakers in a sign and trade for "multiple pick." Still waiting confirmation from Woj. Stay tuned.

MR.F said...

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
Source confirms: The Suns are sending Steve Nash to the Lakers for draft picks.

MR.F said...

http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2012/7/4/3137895/lakers-trade-for-steve-nash

MR.F said...

OMG why don't I start a Lakers blog so I can post Lakers news on that blog?!?!?!?!?

Orel said...

Wow, Lakers land Nash.

Hideo Nomo said...

Last thing the Lakers need to do is get older, but this is probably the one exception.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Happy 4th, everyone! GO DODGERS!!!


Man, Billy Ray Cyrus really sucks.

Neeebs * said...

Rick Nash to LA? Hockey dynasty to follow.

MR.F said...

I hope the Lakers can get Howard...

Neeebs * said...

Oh, Steve Nash...at least he's Canadian. Bet he can skate.

Steve Sax said...

Man, this GT is a pisser, Dusty!

I am at a barbecue tonight, sure to be drinking heavily. Happy Fourth everyone, stay safe and sane, and Go Dodgers!

Neeebs * said...

I'm guessing that Sax is a surly drunk.

Hideo Nomo said...

All the Sons are chatty drunks.

We are also chatty when sober, as rare as that is.

Orel said...

Pipe down, Nomo. That's enough chat from you.

Orel said...

Does the Nash deal preclude acquiring Howard?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joey Vato says "orale"!

Orel said...

Harang with the ol' 1-2-3-4 inning.

Orel said...

Orale Hershiser?

Orel said...

Oh, and:

Gordon SS
Cruz 3B
Abreu LF
Loney 1B
Kennedy 2B
Van Slyke RF
Herrera CF
Treanor C
Harang P

Hideo Nomo said...

Has Dee EVER had a 1-0 count?

Orel said...

Cruz 2nd? Loney cleanup? You score a few runs and....

Orel said...

Dee double!

Orel said...

Or, should I say: DD!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow, Dee almost hit a Chinese homerun.

Hideo Nomo said...

That looked like a home run to me.

Orel said...

With is it with Reds pitchers and the pageboy look (Arroyo, Leake)?

Orel said...

Sweet inside-out swing by Cruz! RBI! 1-0 Dodgers!

Cliff Beefpile said...

1-0, bishes!

Hideo Nomo said...

Ha! That was awesome.

Orel said...

Cruz is the new Herrera!

Orel said...

Vin saying "The Giants already lost today" is one of the most beautiful sounds on earth.

Orel said...

Abreu singles! Three straight hits — first time since 1907!

Orel said...

Or something like that.

Hideo Nomo said...

Cruz runs like a Hanna Barbera cartoon.

Cliff Beefpile said...

3 straight hits? You mean you can score runs without walks and wild pitches?

Hideo Nomo said...

RALLY KILLA TIME.

Orel said...

Loney single! Universe ready to implode upon itself!

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, WHAT?

Orel said...

Reds' pitching coach to Leake: "You realize this is the Dodgers?"

Hideo Nomo said...

Adam Kennedy will now test the limits of the space/time continuum.

Orel said...

Throwing error by Cylk Cozard leads to another run! Are we still playing the Mets?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dusty just swallowed his toothpick. The Reds' Dusty, not ours.

Hideo Nomo said...

Adam Kennedy is still Adam Kennedy, but there is still something screwy going on.

Orel said...

Guess we're recouping all the karma in one inning.

Orel said...

I just started drinking. Why so many typos?

Orel said...

Prime Ticket changed their on-base graphic. Baserunners are now red, not yellow.

Orel said...

Herrera HBP. This inning contains all the offense we've been missing for, oh, the past two weeks.

Cliff Beefpile said...

C'mon, Mr. Misty.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: It's a Fourth of July thing. The runner marks are red squares with white stars, all on a blue backdrop.

Orel said...

We're only leading 3-0?

Orel said...

Thanks, Nomo. That's what I get for using a 720p monitor.

Orel said...

Cozart with the bobblethrow!

Hideo Nomo said...

DO THAT EVERY INNING.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Treanor obviously from the Piazza-Karros School for Speed.

karina said...

epale everyone! Happy 4th of July!

MR.F said...

Yay 3 runs in the 1st inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

Loved Vin's astonishment at the Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow! Leake could bat clean-up for the Dodgers.

Cliff Beefpile said...

The old lady sitting behind home plate with the bright orange hair kinda scares me.

knapS said...

Seems like forever the last time the Lakers actually drafted someone.

Hideo Nomo said...

Defensively disastrous inning leads to no runs. How un-Dodger-like.

Hideo Nomo said...

That last offensive inning was very Dodger-like.

Orel said...

Is that Misty May behind home plate?

Franklin Stubbs said...

What gives, weird holiday start times?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Epale, Y'all

Orel said...

If you're gonna give up a homer, make it solo. 3-1 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Epale, Stubbs! Aren't you in the Reds' lineup tonight?

Orel said...

Red Solo Bop?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Drew is from crazy Uncle Ernesto's side of the family.

Orel said...

Dare I say it? Harang cruising through five.

Orel said...

Oops, six! Only 73 pitches so far.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mellis can't come back soon enough.

Orel said...

It's a good thing we scored three in the first, because it's be awful quiet since.

Orel said...

^ been

karina said...

@Orel we are in shock we are winning, that explains the silence.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jefferson Davis, er, Leake has really settled down since the first.

Orel said...

Karina: I'm in shock, but that hasn't stopped me from making noise.

karina said...

meanwhile, Matt Ke,p had a RBI-double.

i miss him and that, a LOT

Orel said...

Dodgers return the favor with a 5-pitch inning. Still 3-1.

Orel said...

Beli time.

Orel said...

Belisario's pitches have a lot of crazy late movement.

Hideo Nomo said...

Power outage at the Nomo-in-law's place. Thankfully, the wi-fi is on battery backup.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Got to hand it to Belisario. He's really stuck with it.

Orel said...

Dee Gordon hurts himself stealing third.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's a threat!

Orel said...

Mark Ellis pinch-running!

Franklin Stubbs said...

The return of the mellis!

Orel said...

Why is Apple implying you can watch "Brave" on an iPad right now?

Orel said...

IBB Loney? RANCHO ARDIENDO!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hopefully that IBB is as ridiculous as it seems

Orel said...

AK sac makes it 4-1!

Orel said...

In comes Kenley.

karina said...

insurance??????

Hideo Nomo said...

Van Slyke's got nuffin'.

Cliff Beefpile said...

One down.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Back in first!

Orel said...

Dodgers win! PGTUP!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy crap, that's hard to believe.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^The win, not the PGT.

MR.F said...

WE MAKE FIREWORKS PARTY!