Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Game 106 Thread: August 1 vs. Snakes, 12n

Stephen Fife (0-0, 1.46) vs. Patrick Corbin (2-4, 4.15).

Shane Victorino is expected to join the lineup today and bat leadoff, playing left field along with Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier in the outfield. Given the Dodgers have only scored two runs in each of their two games this homestand (with other pickup Haley Ramirez hitless in the two games), while ceding a barrage of home runs to the Diamondbacks, this would be a nice time to get some punch back into our offense.

Corbin is being recalled by the Diamondbacks for today's game, a business person's special. But just to kick you readers off in the comment thread: Do you expect the Dodgers to knock some (Polar) Blasts today? And orange you glad I didn't go down the fruit-juice pun angle? Wait a second.

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Fred's Brim said...

Who's gonna get gone with Victorino joining the team?

Fred's Brim said...

I am feeling really bad about this team. I am never really comfortable with trades and roster jumbling and it takes me a while to settle in to the "new" team. I badly need some wins to fix this.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, I'm hoping it's just "DBacks have our number at the moment" and not "Holy shit, we suck again!"

Dusty Baker said...

Are you feeling punch drunk, then, FB?

Hideo Nomo said...

Victorino will wear #8. Donnie takes #12. Justin Sellers gets NOTHING AND LIKES IT.

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Eugenio's Streak said...

This rotating number thing has to stop, Ankle Biter Eugenio's jersey says fan since '12 on it. Justin even signed some stuff for her, now she has to share it with Donnie Baseball?

On the positive site, this may stop her down the road from wanting sleave tats...

Spank Horst said...

You heard Gnomes,fool! Like it!

Dusty Baker said...

(likes it)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Donnie's a trooper, he is.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHERE MY ROSTER MOVE AT?

Orel said...

Bye bye Bobby!

MR.F said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers
OFFICIAL: @Dodgers today designated outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment as Shane Victorino was added to the active roster.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh snap, Abreu got DFA'd.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DAMMIT

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT?

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK that! Why not Urine? Why? Why?

Well, I stayed til the bitter end last night (and I was bitter), and saw Abreu's AB, and can report that it was putrid. He watched a perfectly hittable ball go right by him with two strikes.

Fred's Brim said...

sweet jesus, that's stupid

Urine, you son of a bitch, you better do something for us down the stretch

Hideo Nomo said...

Wasn't Victorino brought up by the Phils after Abreu went to the Yanks? Circle of life, or some shit.

Fred's Brim said...

What will happen when Dee and DeadKennedy come back? I can see Kennedy maybe getting DFAed and Dee getting sent down. But if not, who would go? If you are going to drop Urine then, why not now? Maybe we will put him on waivers this month and let somebody claim him and not pull him back, a la Cecil Fielder a few years back

Orel said...

We'd need a tow truck to pull Uribe back.

Spank Horst said...

Well that sucks.

Fred's Brim said...

Watching Jerry, Jr last night, he looked like he was trying to get DFAed (or like he knew he was going to be)

He also had some great catches so what do I know

Dusty Baker said...

Jerry Hairston had some of the catches of the season. The first happened right under where I was sitting so I had a great view.

He also had some terrible ABs.

They were the best of times and they were the worst of times.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh. Dodgers will have to play .600 ball just to get to 90 wins, which probably won't be enough. (.684 to get to 95.)

I need to hear something positive.

Spank Horst said...

Dammit. Now i wants me some Hawaiian Punch.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

Positive ions, or cations, are formed by the loss of electrons.

Dusty Baker said...

I want some Faygo with PGA.

cc: FB

Orel said...

Uribe does have defensive value.

Hideo Nomo said...

If he plays, which he isn't.

Dusty Baker said...

He has offensive value, in that I am offended that he exists as a member of our team.

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - this won't help, but I remember thinking that after we went 17 games over .500 way back when, all we had to do was play .500 ball the rest of the way and we'd be in good shape for the playoffs

Fred's Brim said...

I was walking through a large subway station in New York a couple of years ago and saw a homeless guy mixing rubbing alcohol and Hawaiian Punch

Fred's Brim said...

Weekday Booze Thread: Isopropyl and HP
This team is driving me to this

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

And you split it with him?

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...business person's special weekday booze thread.

Wait, FB. Do you mean Isopropyl and HP Sauce?

Orel said...

How many cups did you have?

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, it's more of a shooting drink, really

4

Franklin Stubbs said...

Really?

Fred's Brim said...

Isopropyl and HP Sauce to go with his Iodine and flank steak

Franklin Stubbs said...

Of the following OBPs, which one would you think got DFA?

.342
.255
.295
.280
.292
.307

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is completely asinine.

Orel said...

"Shane Victorino has a new jersey after coming from Philadelphia." —Charley Steiner

Hideo Nomo said...

I get the joke he was going for, but no.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hope they don't play the same damn rerun they aired the last two nights. I hate that episode.

Dusty Baker said...

Hope this one doesn't get rained out....oh, wait. We never have to say that.

#BestCoast

Fred's Brim said...

not really

but one time, we bought this bottle of booze called Devil's Spring, partly because it was 190 proof "vodka" but mostly because it use the water from some special spring in Clifton, NJ, that the locals named Devils Spring to scare away outsiders from their special water. If you've ever been to Clifton, you know there's nothing special about it.

As we were leaving the liquor store, the shopkeep stepped out the door and yelled to us "Do not drink it straight! Do not drink it straight!" It was like John Turturro in O Brother Where Out Thou: "Do not see the treasure!"

We ended up trying it straight and immediately threw up, but after that mixed it with HP

Fred's Brim said...

^seek

Franklin Stubbs said...

If my surly factor could be harvested and distilled, we could transition off of our pesky dependence on fossil fuel.

Dusty Baker said...

Nancy Bea wearing a lei today, presumably to honor Victorino.

Fred's Brim said...

me too, Stubbsy

*resists urge to flip desk*

Fred's Brim said...

Nancy Bea lowers the surl factor by 1

Spank Horst said...

Lame

Dusty Baker said...

A special spring in Clifton fucking New Jersey? What a load of shite.

Nonetheless, I'd love to try that swill. Straight.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB it was one of those things where it got about halfway down and shot right back up. If I hadn't been drinking for 6 hours before that, I think I could have gotten it down but right then wasn't a good time.

If you ever make it to NY, we'll get a bottle and blind ourselves

Dusty Baker said...

Fife the di-dog is in tha house.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a date, FB!

Fred's Brim said...

I like'em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican or Hatian

Dusty Baker said...

FB and I trying to bring a positive vibe to the GT.

Surly factor: dropped form 11 to 10.

Spank Horst said...

MLBtv Game of the day.

Spank Horst said...

Easy inning for Fife. Dustys boyfriend is coming up

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Counting in...
One two
One two three four fife

MR.F said...

Boo?

Spank Horst said...

Come on Matty. Put one on the board with one swing.

Spank Horst said...

Matty on with a single.

Hideo Nomo said...

Victorino's Photoshopped hat.

Orel said...

Is that a new Dodger blog?

MR.F said...

At least Matty is past his mini-slump?

Orel said...

Kemp singles, Hanley walks. Two on, two out for Abreu. I mean Rivera.

Spank Horst said...

Hite Beer?

Eugenio's Streak said...

That looks worse than Manny's A's uniform card

Hideo Nomo said...

I would very much like Hanley to hit the ball at home sometime.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Hite Beer, The "Korean" Beer of Dodger Stadium

Spank Horst said...

Damn.

Hideo Nomo said...

At least Goldschmidt can only solo homer.

Spank Horst said...

have they even got Goldsmutt out this series?

Spank Horst said...

That great play by Ellis cost us a run.

Hideo Nomo said...

The fuck? I'm watching on Gameday. How does a foul bunt pop out result in the runner going to second?

Orel said...

Fife getting banged like a drum.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah, so it IS "Holy shit, we suck again!"

Spank Horst said...

Ellis made a diving catch towards the Dodgers dugout and was all sprawled on the ground while Goldsmutt took second.

Steve Sax said...

@Spank, love the new avatar. Seriously.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck a conference call. Just, fuck you.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, I come back and

-Hanley still hasn't gotten a hit (he walked)
-Urine hasn't been dumped on the side of the road
-We are already losing

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, Dusty! Noffense is back!

(AKA "Awffense.")

Orel said...

I miss two-out madness.

Orel said...

"Sometimes he'll use his fingers to give the sign, sometimes he'll just touch his equipment." —Vin, on Miguel Montero

Spank Horst said...

Barney!

Orel said...

Victorino did not strike out with two on and two out. Progress!

Hideo Nomo said...

*grumblegrumble*

Spank Horst said...

0 for not. #Vicki

MR.F said...

Victorino's first AWO!

Spank Horst said...

@ Saxy

Me too.

Spank Horst said...

100% chance of Neeebs showing up at the stadium Friday in a Star Trek Enterprise uniform.

Eugenio's Streak said...

about to set a phone speed record on a conference call so I can get back to the game!

Orel said...

Goldschmidt is juicing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley's Gameday pic has some pretty egregious 'shopping too.

MR.F said...

Gah is Corbin gonna strike out the side?

Fred's Brim said...

we are getting clowned

Alex said...

@ DB & FB

+1 for Tribe references

Orel said...

Ethier K. Kemp K. Hanley HBP. We're turning the D'backs' staff into Cy Youngs.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley getting on base every which way but hitting.

Fred's Brim said...

Bust off on your couch

Alex said...

...now you got seamans furniture

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

So much for the new high powered lineup striking fear into oppossing pitchers...

They're striking fear into DBT

Orel said...

Fuck! AZ killing us with HRs.

Spank Horst said...

DAMMIT!

Alex said...

WTF?!

Fred's Brim said...

are you kidding me? I don't understand

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Orel said...

Corbin looks like he's 12 in his Gameday photo. Figures.

Fred's Brim said...

he looks like the son of Fire Marshall Bill

Fred's Brim said...

has O'Parra hit a homer yet?

Spank Horst said...

At least fife only gave up one run in that inning.

2-0 Dbags

Fred's Brim said...

let's get some goddamn runs, you assholes!

Fred's Brim said...

Jerry with a walk? Maybe he's feeling better after he wasn't DFAed

Orel said...

You know what's a really good idea? Swinging at the first pitch after the guy in front of you has worked a walk.

Dusty Baker said...

Offense: Not up in dis bish

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh fuck this.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus it's like we aren't even trying! it doesn't matter who is in our lineup!

Orel said...

A.J. GIDP, ensuring Fife will lead off next inning. Nice work.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

"Goldschmidt is juicing."

Was that a GT-themed pun?

Orel said...

Sweep or get swept. There is no try.

Orel said...

Dusty: Unintentional, but I will raise a Goldschl├Ąger/Hawaiian Punch cocktail to commemorate it.

Fred's Brim said...

who will hit the 3-run homer this inning? it's all queued up for whoever wants it

Fred's Brim said...

Kubel is due to hurt us I think

Fred's Brim said...

that's a way to avoid Kubel. At least GoldShite is slumping right now...

Dusty Baker said...

Throw at this tithead!

Orel said...

We will never pitch another 1-2-3 inning.

Dusty Baker said...

HanRam to SS. Urine in at 3B.

Dusty Baker said...

I guess they were listening.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Donnie has given up

Hideo Nomo said...

Was that a "Well, we kept him, guess I gotta use him" double switch?

Fred's Brim said...

Is Javy the new Tronny who was the new Cory Wade?

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Belli fits in there somewhere, too.

Hideo Nomo said...

Gracias, Miguel!

Franklin Stubbs said...

*checks score*

seen it!

*changes channel*

Fred's Brim said...

Javy you lucky bastard

Orel said...

Javy has become a hitman now. Still, Goldschmidt gets plunked and Montero GIDP gets us out of the inning. Not bad. Still 2-0 Snakes.

Dusty Baker said...

Fake DodgersGM: Javy Guerra missed a sign. That fastball that hit Paul Goldschmidt was meant for Juan Uribe.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, I see why they kept him.

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared him for a couple of innings

Hideo Nomo said...

Wow.

Fred's Brim said...

no words

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey guys, remember last weekend? That was fun.

Orel said...

Is D'backs pitching that good or are we that bad?

Orel said...

@DKnobler: "Mets announce top prospect Zack Wheeler moved from AA to AAA"

At least Giants fans can get pissed off too.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mets should call him up to face the Gnats tomorrow.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's the fucking pitcher, Javy. Stop painting the corners.

Orel said...

Corbin could have at least done us a favor with a retaliatory beaning.

Fred's Brim said...

Oh a 1-2-3 inning? Now they're just toying with us! What a bunch of assholes

Hideo Nomo said...

Thank you.

Fred's Brim said...

Let's swing at every pitch for a few innings and see how that works

Orel said...

Good news, everybody! SCOUT says Corbin has plenty left in the tank!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley will never get a hit at Dodger Stadium.

Hideo Nomo said...

Has Corbin started EVERYBODY 0-1?

Orel said...

Took a few games before Hanley got his first win in blue. Victorino going through similar hazing process.

Fred's Brim said...

I am donezo, win this shitfest without me because I am not helping.
See you all Friday night

Steve Sax said...

Corbin! It's Patrick Corbin! Not Justin Verlander!

Dusty Baker said...

Capuano started everyone at 3-0 last night. I almost threw myself off the reserve level.

Orel said...

Jason Kegel hitting third next inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: Maybe he'll squeeze.

Dusty Baker said...

Those last two comments...damn you boys.

Dusty Baker said...

Man, I miss badges.

Orel said...

I can truly say that made me L.O.L.

Orel said...

We knocked Corbin out!

Hideo Nomo said...

CORBIN'S OUT. We may get on base!

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, there goes that.

Orel said...

Next inning is our look at this game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Why do I keep checking when it just makes me angry?

Hideo Nomo said...

I'd rather not look at this game.

Dusty Baker said...

I went away for awhile. What happened while I was-- oh, nothing. Right.

Eugenio's Streak said...

WTF?

Orel said...

Goldschmidt is hitting out of his fucking mind.

Orel said...

Uh oh, who's hurt?

Hideo Nomo said...

Hairston, apparently, but he's staying in.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn.

Meaning damn he's staying in not damn, he's hurt.

Orel said...

Choate in. All the new guys in the pool!

Dusty Baker said...

Do we ever get to bat? Or have we and I've just missed it when I glanced out the window or taken a call?

Hideo Nomo said...
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Hideo Nomo said...

Choate's turn to fail!

Dusty Baker said...

Inchoate pitching skills, to be sure.

Orel said...

It's just not a loss to the Diamondbacks unless they hit two home runs off us.

Alex said...

MAKE IT STOP!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Our failure is returning, and in greater numbers.

Hideo Nomo said...

They must have heard we were going to get a look at the game in the 8th.

Orel said...

My bad, guys. This one's on me.

Orel said...

I predict four straight homers for us.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

+1?

Orel said...

Sure, why not.

Orel said...

Juan Uribe will not be denied his hacks!

Spank Horst said...

(cries)

Hideo Nomo said...

I wish there was a fat Gameday avatar.

Hideo Nomo said...

Holy fuck.

Dusty Baker said...

TORTURE

Orel said...

Four pitches, two outs.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fuck it... Dodgers suck

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