Saturday, August 04, 2012

Game 108 Thread: August 4 vs. Cubs, 6p

Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 2.95) vs. Chris Volstad (0-7, 7.94).

As Vin is fond of reminding us, "Men plan, God laughs." Okay, big fella, here it is, for your chuckling pleasure: I'm planning on attending today's game with my brother, also a Dodger fan, and two of his kids (not pictured above), who happen to be ardent Giants fans.

I'm planning on showing them the beauty of Dodger Stadium and hoping they won't get bored because it doesn't have a giant bottle of soda bottle behind the outfield.

I'm planning on watching Clayton Kershaw dominate the Cubbies.

I'm planning on the Dodger bats making mincemeat of Chris Volstad, who has a lifetime 5.01 ERA against them.

I'm planning on bringing a transistor radio so we can listen to you during the first three innings.

There it is. Do your worst.

65 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino LF
M. Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Hairston 3B
AJ Ellis C
Kershaw P

Dusty Baker said...

Urine still can't get a start at 3B. I like it.

Dusty Baker said...

Cool, Orel. Wish I would have know someone else would be i the Yard. I'm Han Solo tonight.

Hideo Nomo said...

Just DFA the poor guy and put him out of his misery. You're ALREADY paying him to not play.

Dusty Baker said...

And he's eating into buffet costs. Net loss, Ned!

Paul said...

I think he is the mascot.

Steve Sax said...

Juan Uribe wants to eat those cubs

Steve Sax said...

Philly up 1-0 on AZ in the bottom of the fourth

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dodgers, "Joe Blanton will start tomorrow's game against the @Cubs with Chris Capuano pitching on Monday, and Aaron Harang moving back to Tuesday."

Hopefully Tuesday is an off day.

Orel said...

So it turns out Dodger Stadium is a pretty shitty place for kids. Who knew?

Orel said...

Dusty where yat?

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

On the sofa!

Dusty Baker said...

@ Stubbs

Your sister's def.

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 3-0 on the Rox, top 4.

Phills up 2-0 on Snakes

Hideo Nomo said...

@Orel: I knew!

Stan's on it, though.

(and you'd know that if I could ever finish my fucking Blogger Night recap)

Steve Sax said...

6-0 SF, and they're looking for more.

Rockies, you fricking suck

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: when is that blogger night recap making its way through legal?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers go 1-2-3 in the first. 0-0.

Do the Dodger know Volstad was recently called up and hasnt won a game all year?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

When you answer your email re SoSG Fest III?

#Snap

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, SV Unit.

Dusty Baker said...

Can some of yall [players] score already? Give CK a lil help.

Hideo Nomo said...

Suck a fucking turkey nut!

Dusty Baker said...

Turkey nut sucking ass bitches!

Dusty Baker said...

Buh-bye ball! Bison HR makes it 2-1 Dodgers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Kemp!

Spank Horst said...

Cool

Franklin Stubbs said...

Brad Penny up for the Giants. Predictably, this is favoring the Rockies.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls, they only cut the lead to 3.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, thanks for the heads up. Just gotcha back on email.

Steve Sax said...

I've got 8-3 SF in the eighth?

AZ lost 3-0 in Philly

Steve Sax said...

Just saw that highlight of Kemp's HR. wow, that was right off of Mather's glove and over the wall.

Insert Nelson Muntz laugh here.

Franklin Stubbs said...

This just in: The Rockies are bad at baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

This has been in: I'm thirsty and heading to my MEX.

Steve Sax said...

10-3 SF. But no lead is safe at Coors Field!

Maybe this lead is, however.

Steve Sax said...

Gwynn, you'd better make this PH pay off here

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, that was a good substitution. Two-pitch AB and third out, in exchange for Kershaw pitching in a one-run game.

Steve Sax said...

I suppose Clayton WAS at 112 pitches (7 Ks)

Steve Sax said...

Rox score two in the eighth so it's 10-5 going to the ninth

Steve Sax said...

Belli having trouble with DeJesus here

MR.F said...

Late wotchale y'all.

Steve Sax said...

Belli gets DeJesus for the first out

Steve Sax said...

Vin tells us,in one-run games on the road, the Cubs are 2-12

Steve Sax said...

What's up fanerman? How is Smonk?

Steve Sax said...

Hairston gets Castro for the second out

Steve Sax said...

Barney with an 0-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Belli takes down Barney for the third out.

Going to the bottom of the eighth, 2-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Shane with a lead off double to left center!

Steve Sax said...

Ellis grounds to pitcher, so SV holds at second

Steve Sax said...

What's with Kemp and the dayglo?

IBBing Kemp here

Steve Sax said...

Kemp on first, Victorino on second, one out. Ethier up.

New Cubs pitcher

Steve Sax said...

11-5 SF, bottom nine. Men on first and second with one out for the Rox

Steve Sax said...

I'm sleepy

Steve Sax said...

Cubs go to James Russell (LHP)

Steve Sax said...

Ethier tries to GIDP to second, but he beats the relay back to first. Men at the corners with two out, and Hanley Ramirez up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Block.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley sneaks one under the glove of Castro! Victorino score on the error. 3-1 LA

MR.F said...

Tough play, but an error sounds about right.

Steve Sax said...

And....of course James Loney grounds out for the third out.

3-1 going to the ninth

MR.F said...

Hey Sax, can you send me that picture you took of me last weekend?

Steve Sax said...

SF wins, 11-6.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We win!

Steve Sax said...

And Jansen gets the save.

3-1 Final.

MR.F said...

Kenley looked great. Dodgers win!

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up

Steve Sax said...

Fanerman, check your email