Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Game 99 Thread: July 25 @ Cardinals, 5:15p


Aaron Harang (7-5, 3.46) vs. Kyle Lohse (10-2, 2.71)

And with the above tweet, the Hanley Ramirez era begins for the Dodgers. With all the comparisons to the last time the Dodgers traded for a Ramirez, how funny is it that Hanley's first game will be #99? (Maybe. No lineup or word of his arrival, as of this writing.)

EDIT: He has arrived.

He arrives at the perfect time, as the bats could use a shot of life after last night's 8-2 thumping. This highlight is old as hell (LOL Brian Falkenborg!), but hopefully it's a sight Dodger fans will be enjoying on a regular basis.

Photo: @Dodgers

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Steve Sax said...

5-1 SD through five innings in SF

Steve Sax said...

Lincecum removed to start the sixth

Hideo Nomo said...

@kengurnick: Ramirez will start tonight.

Alex said...

^^^

Franklin Stubbs said...

Saw that Hanley's taking #13. Presumably in tribute to SoSG Alex Cora.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wasn't the extra WC spot supposed to dampen the trade deadline somewhat? This seems like an unusually active year in spite of it.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Stubbs: Maybe nothing will happen on July 31st.

Ken said...

the era of HANLEYWOOD begins!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Holy shit, Ken sighting!

Franklin Stubbs said...

(Assuming you're the same Ken of old)

Orel said...

@PONealFSWest: "Hanley Ramirez will start at 3rd for the #Dodgers. Cruz remains at short for tonight."

Orel said...

@Stubbs: More teams (believing they're) in contention means more teams trying to get better.

Orel said...

...and more teams unwilling to let go of players as well, I guess.

Hideo Nomo said...

I know Hanley is at third tonight, but I've gotta wonder if we're still in on Aramis.

TRADE FOR ALL THE RAMIREZES.

Hideo Nomo said...

No roster moves announced and Kennedy is showing as available. I'm assuming that, for now, Hanley just took Eo's spot on the 25 and 40-man.

Steve Sax said...

I don't want Richard Ramirez.

Steve Sax said...

6-2. Marquis giving up that second run in the bottom of the eighth knocks him out after 7.1 IP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Abreu LF
Mellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez 3B
Loney 1B
Cruz SS
Ajellis C
Harang P

Hideo Nomo said...

Seeing the names Kemp, Ethier, and Ramirez together in a lineup again...nice wave of nostalgia.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Pleeeeeease let Broxton go to the Giants.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Presumably Choate replaces Kennedy, then?

Cliff Beefpile said...

6-3 Padres bottom of the 8th, runners on first and third. Come on, assholes!

Steve Sax said...

6-3 SD going to the ninth inning

Steve Sax said...

6-3 going to the bottom of the ninth

Franklin Stubbs said...

Two down.

MR.F said...

Off topic: What's the name of the French soccer chick that SoSG has blogged about it? Is she on their Olympic team?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Madres win.

Steve Sax said...

Hallelujah, Giants lost.

We now have two games before SF plays again. Can we whittle the lead to one game, entering a weekend series in SF?

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: Laure Bolleau

MR.F said...

Oh wait, it's Laure Boulleau. I was watching USA-France highlights and so I got to wondering...

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Mr. F

You mean Laure Bolleau?

I have no idea whether Laure Bolleau is competing this summer.

Steve Sax said...

Whoo hoo! Laure Boulleau is on the French Olympic team!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

DAMMIT...for getting beaten to the punch, otherwise WHOOHOO!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fat-ass Panda might be going to the DL, too.

And who the fuck owns the Phillies?! How much money do they have invested in Lee, Hamels and Halladay?

MR.F said...

Woohoo Laure!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Cliffy

A whole fuckton, that's for sure. Howard and Utley don't exactly get paid in Pez, either.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Quick research indicates they're coughing up $100M a year, just for those five guys.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Victorino, Pence, Rollins, and Blanton are all around $10M per, as well.

Orel said...

Ms. Boulleau is never off-topic, Mr. F.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Sax (3:05pm)

I dunno, I hear he's got a wicked cutter.

Spank Horst said...

Boulleau this!

Eugenio's Streak said...

@Hideo 3:12 I was feeling the same thing, like nostalgic of '08 & '09

Fred's Brim said...

I've seen Blanton's name come up in the names of Phillies availables. I pray to god we don't end up with him

Franklin Stubbs said...

@FB

Now that Coffey is on the 60 day DL, SOMEBODY has to sit opposite Uribe on the charter for balance.

Fred's Brim said...

Joe Ballast?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Dodgers will trade for Blanton just to get some use out of all those XX-Large jerseys.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs 4:11p: an hour late but still LOL. I snarfed my drink

@Stubbs 4:59p: oh shit, Colletti will go after Sandoval now

Franklin Stubbs said...

I may have been late on the delivery, but serial killer comedy has no expiration date.

Fred's Brim said...

stupid Lyons already asking the "where would play if you had the choice" question. Ass

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Stubbs, and Papelbon is earning more than $11 million too. I picture the Phillies ownership having the kind of vault filled with gold coins and going for a swim in it, a la Scrooge McDuck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Isn't Ryan Howard getting $25 million a year?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn, I try to forget about him!

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Marla

Baseball Reference says $20M until 2014. Then it jumps to $25M

Fred's Brim said...

ahh the awkward dugout greeting between Hanley and Ted Lilly. Can't beat that!

Franklin Stubbs said...

As annoying as the Phils are, I kinda have to give them credit for properly identifying their window of opportunity. However, there is going to come a time when they are just abysmal.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^The Houston trajectory

Spank Horst said...

Bunt? Abreu? Out? WTF?

Fred's Brim said...

yay bunting!

Hideo Nomo said...

I hope Abreu becomes an ump when he retires. That would be awesome.

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Frieezeie

karina said...

@Nomo El Comedulce is always awesome

epale everyone!

Fred's Brim said...

boring!

karina said...

OMG why don't you start a blog about hot female soccer players?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'd read the hell out of that blog.

Orel said...

Great idea, Karina!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I've seen a hot women's volleyball player blog before--and I'll just say it's not the least bit conducive to work productivity.

Orel said...

Hanley's Gameday picture already has him wearing a Dodgers cap.

Orel said...

Here we go! Hanley's first PA in blue!

Spank Horst said...

Hanley

Spank Horst said...

Woot!!!!!

karina said...

I'll take that, Han

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wooohooo! A triple in his first AB as a Dodger!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"You, Ramirez, hit a home run!"
"How 'bout a triple?"
"Good enough!"

Orel said...

First-pitch swinging! No out!

Fred's Brim said...

Run Hanley run!

Orel said...

Triple! Welcome to the Dodgers!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is auspicious.

Orel said...

And here comes Loney to drive him in! Or not.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hanley scores!

MR.F said...

Hanleywood!

Orel said...

In play, run(s)!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Loney gets the run home.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, James

Spank Horst said...

I forgot how much i hate ESPN announcers.

Fred's Brim said...

stupid walks

Franklin Stubbs said...

Watch your ass, Harang.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers take the lead, thanks to Hanley!

Dodgers about to give it back, thanks to Harang!

Steve Sax said...

When is Hanley coming back up to bat again?

Soon, hopefully?

Steve Sax said...

at least we got the Freese GIDP I suppose

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, at least with Hanley, we're not losing. That's a significant step up.

Steve Sax said...

Freese double play

MR.F said...

1 run allowed is probably as good as we could have hoped for.

Hideo Nomo said...

Still can't believe Lyons tweets while calling a game.

#potkettleblack

Orel said...

Ethier already benefiting from Hanley's protection!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice hustle by Ethier.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Looks like a wonky strike zone again tonight.

Orel said...

Great job swinging at the first pitch, Loney.

Spank Horst said...

Shit. i'm falling asleep.

Steve Sax said...

Loney needs to wake up, too

Steve Sax said...

nice error, FJL

Steve Sax said...

Good thing Loney isn't known for his glove.

Fred's Brim said...

Anybody think Donny or Dave Hansen can trick Hanley into not trying to hit home runs every time?

Spank Horst said...

There's that vaunted Loney D.

Fred's Brim said...

jeez James

Spank Horst said...

Ajellis double

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Harang is swinging away? Huh?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I guess A.J. was already in scoring position, but still.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Two one-out doubles go for naught.

Spank Horst said...

Someone has to remind Mattingly he is managing in the NL not the AL.Dummy

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit.

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Hideo Nomo said...

We're losing? In the Hanley Ramirez era?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Unpossible.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Mellis!

MR.F said...

Okay let's try a 0-out double.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Has there been a Son that went by Jose Offerman?

Orel said...

Ellis leadoff double. Heart of order up next.

Orel said...

Milk & Cheese!

Spank Horst said...

Come on Matty! get a hit bish.

Orel said...

Kemp: K
Ethier: line out
Hanley: ?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HANLEY RIBEE

Spank Horst said...

HAN!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hanleywood!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ribbie!

Steve Sax said...

HANLEY, AGAIN!

Orel said...

Hanley RBI! Tied at 2!

Hideo Nomo said...

HAHNREEEE

Steve Sax said...

@DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy 6:41p: There was at one point, but we had to let him go as he made too many errors.

Orel said...

Does Hanley steal bases?

MR.F said...

Hanley RBI!

karina said...

Hanley says "shut up Karina, stop bitching"

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley put two fingers over his eyes as he stood on first after the hit. Tony Jr was in the dugout doing the same thing and you could see him ask Clayton "what's this mean?"

Fred's Brim said...

keep us tied, Aaron

Franklin Stubbs said...

Siddown, Mothballs.

Spank Horst said...

Mothballs was my nickname back in high school.

Steve Sax said...

All tied up through six frames. Let's go, Los Angeles Hanleys!

Steve Sax said...

Cruz: in play, no out

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for Cruz in the seventh

Steve Sax said...

AJ DP, and Harang K. Sigh.

Orel said...

Harang's pitching a good game. Hope it doesn't go to waste.

"Mothballs": genius.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Matty, find your groove

Fred's Brim said...

Collins has been very Steinery tonight

Fred's Brim said...

stupidass walks

Fred's Brim said...

this can't end well

Orel said...

Anyone up in the bullpen?

Hideo Nomo said...

Where did that miss?

Fred's Brim said...

dammit ump! that was a strike

Steve Sax said...

furcal walks. first and second with one out, harang at 116 pitches with the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth.

yikes.

Spank Horst said...

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

hey hey hey, it's phat elbert

Hideo Nomo said...

Walkity walk walk.

Spank Horst said...

nice fucking pitching,folks.

Fred's Brim said...

Elbert, I am so tired of you

Orel said...

Walk the bases loaded. Great strategy.

Fred's Brim said...

based on Belli's recent performances, get ready for a grand slam

Orel said...

I'm sure Belisario will induce a double play grounder from Holliday.

Ñeeebs said...

Han to Luke in trash compactor: "I got a bad feeling about this."

Ñeeebs said...

Guess Im less intuitive than Han

Orel said...

UH

Fred's Brim said...

holy hell, nice call Orel

Spank Horst said...

No time for committee,Neeebs.

MR.F said...

PHEW!

karina said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Holliday keeps a Dodgers vodoo doll somewhere

Spank Horst said...

I'm sick and tired of seeing Loney in a Dodger uni.

Orel said...

Time to drink Motte's apple juice.

Orel said...

Make yourself useful, Hanley.

Orel said...

TRADE HANLEY

Spank Horst said...

Loney is up. Move the outfield in.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loney got hoopled.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hahahahaha! A 5-6-3!

Hideo Nomo said...

So, uh, why did Miami trade FOR Carlos Lee again?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Unconventional, but effective.

Fred's Brim said...

wow!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thank goodness Yadier is so damn slow.

Spank Horst said...

Hey wha happened?..................''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Spank Horst said...

Swing you mofo

Hideo Nomo said...

We need a damn catcher.

Spank Horst said...

Shit. Urine.

Hideo Nomo said...

You want swinging? Here's Urine.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's a pee pee miracle!

Spank Horst said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

Josh to close it out

Fred's Brim said...

fudge

Cliff Beefpile said...

picked off, bishes!

Fred's Brim said...

wow pickoff!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on! Win, assholes!

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn walks
CUT THE SHIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Tell'em, Donnie!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You tell 'em, Donnie!

Cliff Beefpile said...

You tell 'em, Donny. The strike zone has been ridiculous for each of the last two games.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I get one "dammit", Cliffy gets two.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Echo, echo, echo...

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

Franklin Stubbs said...

Heh.

Cliff Beefpile said...

DAMMIT!X2

Franklin Stubbs said...

AJ with the theatrics.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work from Choate

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Let's score some runs now, 'kay?

Fred's Brim said...

ok let's get some runs!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm feeling a Matty homer.

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