Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Game 92 Thread: July 17 vs. Phillies, 7pm

I can't wait until he pitches against Darwin Barney.

Stephen Fife (0-0, -.--) vs. Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98)

Welcome to the big leagues, Stephen Fife! Now, go outduel Doc Halladay. No pressure!

Also? Chad Billingsley to the DL.

H/T for the pic idea to SoSG reader Paul.

103 comments:

MR.F said...

We got this one.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is...unexpected.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Would've figured Ely, but whatever flutes your boat.

MR.F said...

I hope he takes clarinettacking the Phillies tonight.

MR.F said...

@Stubbs: I was surprised, too, at first. But then, I figured he'd get called up basooner or later.

MR.F said...

What I mean to say is, I don't oboer the decision to bring him up over Ely.

Dusty Baker said...

Are we only doing woodwinds?

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, you could do worse than piccolo ranking team like the Phillies for your debut.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Dusty

Tubad we used most of the good ones up, right?

MR.F said...

I guess Dusty should have showed up bifora we used them all.

MR.F said...

Yep, I'm googling woodwind names. No shawm in that.

Dusty Baker said...

Didgeridoo the percussionsection yet?

Franklin Stubbs said...

It was my decision to keep it orchestral, but you guy can trumpet if you want.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^guys

Franklin Stubbs said...

I mean, a fife is more in the military band tradition, but I object to violins on principle.

Dusty Baker said...

These comments are cymbalic of our defense lately - embarrassing with lots of errors. I feel the drumbeat of failure.

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 9-0 on ATL in the eighth. Can we just agree they're blowing their wad now, months early?

Steve Sax said...

Criminy I just looked at the rest of this thread. I can't bear to reed all these bad puns.

MR.F said...

Sax! O, phoney of you to mock our puns!

Franklin Stubbs said...

God damn it, Atlanta. It's already bad enough without euphonium in.

Orel said...

Hey, is Hideki Ocarina still on the Red Sox?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I should really expect the Jints to be there to pee on our parade, though.

Orel said...

Why is Steven Soderbergh starting for us?

Orel said...

@ArashMarkazi: "My man @RainnWilson is announcing the Dodger lineup right now. Maybe that might inspire a run or two."

"Some of the nicknames Wilson used: Matt "Shawn" Kemp, James "Lonely" Loney, Luis "Carnival" Cruz & Stephen "Barney" Fife."

Franklin Stubbs said...

That could have been a better start.

Orel said...

Well, we'll get 'em next time.

NicJ said...

Some guys just look like ballplayers.

Fife looks like some dude that would at the UPS store.

Orel said...

"Reports have also suggested the Cubs could trade both Dempster and Matt Garza to the Dodgers, which could to be enough to land Lee and more. The Cubs could also sweeten the deal by trading Dempster along with a prospect of their own, or perhaps by including Bryan LaHair in talks."

NicJ said...

Yeah, harvest half the roster from one of the worst teams in the NL. Sounds like a winning plan.

Also, LaHair had a good month and has been hitting Loney since then.

MR.F said...

Ned's not that dumb, is he?

Franklin Stubbs said...

*crickets*

Orel said...

Hey, this Halladay kid is pretty good.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If we're going to take on +$20m in salary, they gotta take some of our crap contracts back. Only seems fair.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Mr. F: At the risk of not getting invited to ask him questions again, I'd say yeah...he could fall for that deal.

Paul said...

The market price on Cubans seems to have gone up otherwise you know my idea.

MR.F said...

First thought after runners on 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs: "We're in business!"

Second thought: "Oh wait, Loney will find a way to GITP."

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's a run!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Consecutive ABs where Kennedy didn't Kennedy, and Loney didn't Loney? What are the chances?

MR.F said...

WTF?!

knapS said...

Breaking news: Dodgers trade Matt Kemp and $5 million to the Orlando Magic for Ron(Opie)Howard.

Dusty Baker said...

Are we....ahead?

Dusty Baker said...

Just checked again - we're ahead. How did that happen?

Dusty Baker said...

Fife the di-dog is in the house, I see.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Hideo Nomo said...

Sign more Cubists!

Steve Sax said...

Slappy makes the third out!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There's a game today? When did this happen?

Dusty Baker said...

Not only that, but we have more runs currently than do our opponents.

Paul said...

This is usually the time Ruiz fucks us over.

Paul said...

Good job.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp guns down Howard! Still 2-1. WOw.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife Dog gets us out of the sixth cleanly. Solid effort from the lad. Let's get some geico and give him a memorable first win.

Paul said...

Nice catch and tag by Ellis. I did have PTSD from the other night and thought he didn't have the ball on the tag.

Dusty Baker said...

He had the ball on the tag, but he may not have had the tag on the tag.

Paul said...

Damn those were going out.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp has given it a ride a few times tonight.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Heh. Horst.

Dusty Baker said...

That was loud when Pence hit the wall.

Hideo Nomo said...

Did Loney just fail at fouling a pitch off?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Don't make me regret my PGT draft, Beli.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rooeeze HBP to load the bases. I'm torn between schadenfreude and a sense of impending doom.

Ñeeebs said...

Ser fuerte

Ñeeebs said...

Just don't let that mofo steal home.

NicJ said...

Bring in a half warm Jansen, this will end well.

Ñeeebs said...

deep six that pence. oh hell, just six pence

NicJ said...

im shocked.

Ñeeebs said...

Fuck

Hideo Nomo said...

So, was Scott Elbert dead or something? Any reason he wasn't brought in to face Utley or Howard?

Franklin Stubbs said...

God damn it.

Ñeeebs said...

This one's on Mattingly

Steve Sax said...

Goddammit, we are blowing it late AGAIN!

Ñeeebs said...

What would Mr C say?

NicJ said...

Donnie is a bit notorious for letting guys die on the vine.

Paul said...

We need to trade for a real closer like that guy Broxton!!!

NicJ said...

I really hope we just fall out of it to the point where we just stand pat. This team has waaaaaay to many holes to fill.

Ñeeebs said...

@Nic J: Kinda like Pamela Anderson.
*rim shot*

NicJ said...

Hayoooooo!!

Paul said...

No matter what if we can trade for guys that will be here beyond this year I say go for it. Sadly there are too many holes to fill in just one off season.

Paul said...

I think we should get Dotel back!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Nic

They never seem to implode enough to fall completely out of it, do they?

The temptation for a half-assed trade solution is strong, and it worries me.

NicJ said...

This umpiring crew blows.

Paul said...

Then because that guy has a decent last two months, we will sign him to a 2 year contract.

Alex said...

Has the ump behind home been cock blocking tonight?

NicJ said...

If they want to empty out the farm for someone good (Upton, Headley, so on) go for it. If you are going to trade away the few pieces we have left as a flailing attempt at the post season no thanks.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to slap a nun now.

Hideo Nomo said...

We're fucking due for a walk-off.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get this bastard out.

NicJ said...

Even if we lose tonight i say the Dodgers just hijack the high five line.

Dusty Baker said...

I can't believe these two relievers turned in such a shit job to deny Fife Dog his first win, a win that would have been memorable in particular because it was against Roy Halladay.

Dusty Baker said...

I like that idea, Nic.

Alex said...

^ fo rill

Franklin Stubbs said...

Last chance for a 3rd PGT rewrite, chumps.

Ñeeebs said...

I have no confidence that we will score in the ninth. Check that...we wont get a hit.

NicJ said...

Kennedy put a ball in play!

Dusty Baker said...

Is Rivera using Manny's old batting helmet?

Alex said...

Maybe Donnie sits Loney and starts himself at 1B?

Franklin Stubbs said...

There it is.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin sounded sad when he signed off.

That's not cool. You made Vin sad, Belli.

Franklin Stubbs said...

PGT up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

(cries)

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I went for a bike ride when they were up 2-1 then came back to this.....i loled

knapS said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

I still don't know the score. Not that it makes a difference.