Friday, August 03, 2012

Game 107 Thread: August 3 vs. Cubs, 7p

Chad Billingsley (6-9, 3.89) vs. Jeff Samardzija (7-8, 4.19).

Earlier in the week, I mocked the Dodgers' apparent strategy to depend upon Giants losses to keep us atop the NL West. Surprisingly, despite being swept by the Diamondbacks, the Giants lost three of four to the woeful Mets as well. So hey, that strategy may not be so bad after all! And we sit a mere half-game back of first.

So bring on the Cubs. We won't get a chance to see Ryan Dempster anymore (now that he's getting shelled in Texas), but hopefully this is the closest we'll have to get to the whiffosity of Alfonso Soriano. On our side of the trade deadline moves (or non-moves), perhaps Hanley Ramirez can notch his first hit at home tonight, or even Shane Victorino could get his first hit as a Dodger. Miracles could happen; so, I will be there at the Stadium tonight just in case. Drop a line if you want to grab a beverage.

photo swiped from this blog

104 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, we claimed Cliff Lee.

Orel said...

AWWWWWWWWWW

Hideo Nomo said...

I would like to grab a beverage, but I am not at the game.

That will not stop me from grabbing said beverage.

Orel said...

If you grab a beverage with Rick Monday, does that make it a BevMo?

Orel said...

HA HA HA

Orel said...

Thanks, you're too kind.

Hideo Nomo said...

Clearly.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dodgers claim Stevie Wonder's wife.

MR.F said...

Gah. So sleepy I accidentally took a second multivitamin when I meant to take a second Vitamin C.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mr. F looks like Bonds now.

MR.F said...

Yahoo:
"- D. Jeter doubled to pitcher"

wtf?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers claymation.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dodgers claim Eredith.

Hideo Nomo said...

Rockies and Phillies doing us no favors.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kirk out!

Hideo Nomo said...

@Mr. F: Jeter's hit went off the glove of Millwood and into left.

Oh hey, Trayvon's playing for the Mariners.

Dusty Baker said...

(grabs beverage)


(grabs them cakes)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The players have to learn about TekWar sooner or later

Spank Horst said...

Dodgers claim Charlie Manuel

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dodgers claimed self-defense.

*rimshot*

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers claim bankruptcy....oh, wait.

Orel said...

Fucking Rockies.

Dusty Baker said...

Eric Stephen reporting that the LF scoreboard showed Vinny's Prime Ticket opening tonight. Hell of a tradition to start!

cc: Dodger Stadium production crew

karina said...

epale everyone!

I love Matt Kemp

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Matt Kemp loves you.

Orel said...

Kenny Powers is pitching for the Cubs!

Orel said...

Victorino still hitless as as Dodger.

Hideo Nomo said...

I know he's a switch hitter, but that double-flap helmet is so dopey. Fookie always used two helmets.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It makes him look like more of a penis.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Kemp goes warning track.

Hideo Nomo said...

Bryan LaHurr

Orel said...

Now I'm picturing Furcal wearing one helmet on top of another.

Franklin Stubbs said...

One good bloop deserves another.

MR.F said...

Vin thinks Samardzija is hot.

Orel said...

Vin was kind of gushing about him.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hitless Hanley.

Orel said...

You'll never believe this, but James Loney just hit into a double play!

Orel said...

That Captain Morgan knows how to party.

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID JERMS LERNEY.

MR.F said...

Loney Loneys to end the inning.

Orel said...

GIJL

Hideo Nomo said...

I could have grown four beards in the time it's taken Chad to grow what he has.

Orel said...

But Chad could fit four of your thighs in one of his.

Spank Horst said...

Woo Hoo!!! Just cause.

MR.F said...

Nice reflexes, Chad.

Orel said...

SF 7, COL 0, top 7
ARI 4, PHI 2, F

Orel said...

A.J. GO BOOM!

Dusty Baker said...

Ajellis is Ajellin'!

MR.F said...

I'm jealous of AJ Ellis.

Dusty Baker said...

Vin has had a longtime crush on Samardzija. As soon as I saw Samardzija was pitching, I thought here we go again with the 6'5" and the Notre Dame football and shit. Even Mrs Dusty piped in soon into the game and noted what a crush Vin has on Samardzija.

MR.F said...

To be fair, half of us feel the same way about Matty, and the other half of us feel the same way about Dre.

Orel said...

Some of us feel that way about Laure Boulleau.

MR.F said...

@Nomo at 7:41
Billingsley could grow a million beards in the time it'd take me to grow one.

Orel said...

Uh oh, Vin talking bat size again.

Orel said...

I'm with you, Mr. F. Beardless wonder.

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Steve Sax said...

No one wants to grab said beverage? Fuck it, I'm drinking two then.

Dusty Baker said...

I ain't at the Yard, Sax. Mrs Dusty said we weren't going this morning. Then tonight we got home and wondered why we weren't. (cries)

Orel said...

Tie game.
SF 7, COL 4, top 8.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a weird score for a tie, Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Wait, got it. Our game is a tie.

Orel said...

KKKKKKK

Spank Horst said...

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

HanRam double!

Orel said...

Hanley's first hit as a Dodger! Stretches a single into a double!

Orel said...

See what having Loney hit behind you will do?

Orel said...

HOLY SHIT. Back-to-back doubles!

Orel said...

Blimp Cam in effect!

Dusty Baker said...

Han's baserunning prowess got us that run on Loney's hit.

Steve Sax said...

Loney RBI 2b?!?!

MR.F said...

Hey whaddayaknow. Loney doubles in Hanley!

Orel said...

SF 13, COL 4, top 8.

Orel said...

Cruz productive out!

Orel said...

Ajellis RBI! 3-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Things are getting runny up in here!

MR.F said...

Nice hitting AJ!

Orel said...

Your turn, Shanetorino.

Hideo Nomo said...

What the hell, Colorado?

Orel said...

At least the Giants play the Nats next.

Orel said...

Whoops, they get the Cards next. Then COL again (of course), then the Nats.

Orel said...

Cubs with men on 2nd & 3rd, two out.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit.

I was just about to say something about Bills cruising, but thought better of it for fear of jinxing him. Then he gave up that hit. I should have just gone ahead and jinxed him and got it over with.

Orel said...

Vin is doing the transistor radio thing with Twitter!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bison!

Dusty Baker said...

Earliest #TrendForVin in the Twitter timeline courtesy of SoSG.

Cliff Beefpile said...

HanRam, bishes! 5-1 Dodgers!

Spank Horst said...

Blimp cam? Someone have a camera on moi?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm lovin' it! This noffense could turn into wowfense before we know what hit us.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

Spank Horst said...

Hey! We're winning!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow! Ajellis with his second homer of the game!

Hideo Nomo said...

Weisman saying Phiwwies pulled Cliffly back.

Franklin Stubbs said...

No fucking way.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Victorino AND Hanley break the seal? This is an embarrassment of riches.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice headline:

"Rios' walk-off HR lifts White Sox by Angels in 10"

Hideo Nomo said...

Shane swipes a bag, but Matt leaves him holding it.

Spank Horst said...

Puta left me holding it,too!

Dusty Baker said...

Fun night on tha Twitters.

Alex said...

What it is SoSG?!

A fucking lead?!

Dusty Baker said...

Twitter 1, Blogs 0 for tonight.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Alright, I'm headed out to make party.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was much appreciated.

Dusty Baker said...

AJPGT up!