Sunday, August 05, 2012

Game 109 Thread: August 5 vs. Cubs, 1p

Joe Blanton (seriously, he's with us; 8-9, 4.59) vs. Justin Germano (1-1, 3.38).

The cute little Cubs have been pretty polite visitors this series, which I have to think is correlated with all these adorable nature shots we've been posting. So we're continuing the trend for Sunday's matinee.

This unfortunately means that new Dodger Joe Blanton, recently acquired from the Phillies (for cash and a ptbnl), doesn't get to grace this GT (conveniently, this also accommodates the width constraints of the main column). Also not getting a picture is Justin Germano, a recent recall for the Cubs after they jettisoned their pitching staff last week (don't get too excited; Paul Volstad did a pretty nice job holding us down yesterday, in a similar recent-recall situation).

The Giants start their finale in Denver at noon, and the Snakes go in about an hour and a half in Philly. So by the time we finish up, we should already know how the NL West looks going into Monday; no unbearable scoreboard watching today.

photo: Dave Telesco, BBCC

93 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

@ShaneVictorino LF
M Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
@HanleyRamirez SS
Loney 1B
Cruz 3B
@AJEllis17 C
Blanton P

Dusty Baker said...

Still no Urine.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Haven't reached Bakersfield and I've already had 2 diaper changes, so ankle biter is bringing the urine...

Hideo Nomo said...

@Dusty: Try cranberry juice.

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio, I hope you stocked your backpack full of Depends. Have you heard about Flomax?

Steve Sax said...

Oh wait, I misread your comment. My bad!

Dusty Baker said...

I wonder why Dodgers didn't put Matt Kemp's Twitter handle on their lineup? Just noticed that.

Hideo Nomo said...

Character limit?

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe, Nomo. But then why wouldn't they have put Kemp's in since he was listed earlier than AJEllis? Then presumably run out of characters as they got further in.

I'm definitely over-thinking this.

Dusty Baker said...

@SloppyJoeBlantn is not Joe Blanton's twitter account.

Hideo Nomo said...

Because AJ owns Twitter.

Dusty Baker said...

"Rubby De La Rosa said he felt something in his groin during his rehab start Saturday, cutting it short."

Two ways to read that statement.

Steve Sax said...

I'm feling something in my groin right now.

Hideo Nomo said...

No Cliffly, as everyone except that tiny, overly optimistic voice inside my head expected.

Steve Sax said...

Snakes up 3-0 on the Phils in the second

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, no one else gets Lee this season, and we'd be in prime position to make a deal for him in the winter. I still think it makes sense with the ever-shrinking FA market.

Dusty Baker said...

I think it makes more sense to go after him in the offseason.

Hideo Nomo said...

“@ArashMarkazi: James Loney just got to Dodgers clubhouse. Shane Victorino looks at wrist and says, "You MFers better start showing up earlier around here."”

I still haven't quite warmed to Victorino as a Dodger, but I approve of his Loney-berating policies.

Dusty Baker said...

Any berater of Loney is a friend of mine.

Dusty Baker said...

I like that SVic shows up and starts talking some shit.

Orel said...

I think I read somewhere Loney and Victorino were already buddies before Shane joined the Dodgers.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Get a room!

Hideo Nomo said...

Clearly, Dusty and Shane wre buddies before Shane joined the Dodgers.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ were

Paul said...

Victorino did the exact same thing to me at my work last week.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah I should start using that phrase around the office. Except that I'd have to get there early for it to carry meaning.

Paul said...

Just tell them you are actually showing up for the next day.

Dusty Baker said...

Trying to decide where I should watch the game from, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Decided now. On the barstool, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

SF 2-1 early on.

Dusty Baker said...

Where the fuck is everyone?

Dusty Baker said...

Loney used to at least be good for fielding. Now two days in a row he's made a poor fielding judgment.

Hideo Nomo said...

D, I thought you were LFPing it today.

Dusty Baker said...

I did, too. But I couldn't find any takers. Didn't want to go Han Solo. :-(

Dusty Baker said...

Bolt runs fast.

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 Cubs in the 4th. This game is flying by.

Angels losing 4-2 in 9th. That game is NOT flying by.

Hideo Nomo said...

Vin pretty much predicting that the Rockies are going to kick our asses after rolling over for the Giants.

Hideo Nomo said...

He's also riding James pretty hard for his defensive mishap. Bad day to be Loney.

Hideo Nomo said...

OH GOD I JUST REALIZED BLANTON IN BLUE LOOKS LIKE PENNY.

Spank Horst said...

@ Dusty

i thought you were going to be out in the LFP today. Or was that yesterday. Wait...what year is this?

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

I was. Then I wasn't. I am decidedly not.

#ElPortal

MR.F said...

Finally AJ Ellis gets one through! Wotchale, y'all.

MR.F said...

Matty's done a good job of laying off those breaking balls in the dirt this at-bat.

MR.F said...

Nice at-bat Matt! Able to draw the walk after falling behind 0-2.

Spank Horst said...

Rancho Riveraiendo

Spank Horst said...

Rivera walks in a run.

MR.F said...

WHOO RUNS!!!!

Spank Horst said...

CRRUUUUUZZZZZZ!!!!

He hits a single and drives in two.

4-2 Dodgers

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

karina said...

epale everyone!

Orel said...

Epale, y'all!

Orel said...

C'mon, Blue! Don't Choate this away!

Orel said...

Ugh. RA for Cubs.

Orel said...

4-3 Dodgers. The Hunterpence is killing me!

Orel said...

Javy Nagila in to shut the door.

karina said...

no lead is safe, it seems

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're losing!

Orel said...

Holy shitsticks! Cubs roar back, 6-5. I gotta jet. See you on the other side.

Dusty Baker said...

God dammit. I knew this tinkering w several relievers was going to backfire. Why did League come out so quickly? Yeah he gave up a walk but shit...

Spank Horst said...

little beotch!

#vicki

Spank Horst said...

i can go for a bomb right here. Come on Matty!

Spank Horst said...

Dre Day time. come on you mutt

MR.F said...

ETHIER!!!!

Spank Horst said...

Dre!

It'a all tied up

Dusty Baker said...

Dre beats Cubs!

If it were bottom of the ninth.

Spank Horst said...

my bad. We're winning.

@StoopidGameday

Spank Horst said...

^#

I give up. I'm going back to sleep.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're winning!

Dusty Baker said...

Way to belly up, Belli!

MR.F said...

Phew. Belisario gets out of that jam...

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

We are, in the vernacular, not losing.

Dusty Baker said...

I need a DAMMIT, Fanerman!

karina said...

OT does anybody else think that disease jingle on the radio is creepy?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Not sure. If you think it is, I'm sure I agree.

Link?

Dusty Baker said...

This isn't creepy, but it's crappy:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gangnam-style

Hideo Nomo said...

@karina:

You mean Ankylosing Spondelitis? HATE that ad. It plays every commercial break on every AM station in L.A.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

What's your ETA in SoCAL? Need to figure out when you're going with us to your first Dodgers game.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're tied!

Dusty Baker said...

We're losing! We're winning! We're losing! We're winning! We're tied!

My mother! My sister! My mother!

Steve Sax said...

This game is giving me ankylosing spondylitis

Pedro Guerrero said...

It's giving me angina and I'm dead to you

Cliff Beefpile said...

HanRam, bishes! SWEEEEP!

karina said...

HANRAM WALK OFF!!!!!!! 0|0

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we won!

MR.F said...

HANLEY-OFF!

karina said...

epale Pedro!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Chicago sweep? i'll make party for that.

Spank Horst said...

Yahoo you mofos!

Franklin Stubbs said...

The Ankylosing Spondylitis ads might still be better than the gout commercials from awhile back.

karina said...

@Hideo Nomo that one! it really scares me! I feel i have it :(

@Dusty Baker WOW! I can't believe you guys are gonna do that for me! I'll be there on the third weekend, but I have to go to SF ASAP, for Venezuelan government requirements so I can get money for tuition and living expenses, but at the same time I have to meet with my advisor and I have an English test AND Orientation on the 20th or the 21st (don't remember now, it's the same day though). Since i'm already packing, the Sons on Facebook will hear from me, while the other Sons not there will receive an email from me this week.

and

WOW

you are so nice to me

*blushes*

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Too much cake making party, i hope i don't puke...

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Wait so the Angel announcer who was busted with pot was exiled to KC Royals?

Dusty Baker said...

Keep us posted, K.

GSPGT up!