Monday, August 06, 2012

Game 110 Thread: August 6 vs. Rockies, 7p

Chris Capuano (10-7, 3.33) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-6, 5.13).

Dusty doesn't want to see any more pictures of cute little bear cubs (I hadn't thought of Dusty as a arctophobe), so instead we bring you a picture of little rocks (which, strangely enough, does work for Dusty though it doesn't work at all with the opponent's team name).

Capuano was once 7-1 for the Dodgers with a 2.14 ERA, but has since gone 3-6 (obviously) and has seen that ERA increase, including losses in four of his last five starts (one of those lasting only a measley 4.1 innings, in St. Louis). Pomeranz has losses in six of his last seven starts (take that, Cap!), but beat the Dodgers in the only game he's ever played against us, earning a ND on May 2. Perhaps with two groove-less pitchers on the mound today, we'll see more Bamm Bamm than tiny Pebbles.

But how else can I PSYche up ol' Dusty prior to this game? Oh, I don't know. Maybe by using...this?

photo swiped from this flickr account

191 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Oh hell yeah! (does horse dance)

Ñeeebs said...

Victorino
MEllis
Kemp
Ramirez
Rivera
Sands (RF)
Cruz
AEllis
Capuano

Dusty Baker said...

Ethier will not be all Oppa Gangnam style tonight as he is not in the lineup. Sands playing RF.

OMG, why don't I post the lineup in narrative style instead of just pasting it in?

Dusty Baker said...

Or wait for Neeebs to post it.

MR.F said...

So Dusty re: Olympic bball.

I didn't see it, but this is my understanding:

It was a really close first half, but USA started pulling away in the 3rd. Melo got hit in the balls (cheap shot) while drilling a 3, but no foul was called. Team USA and Coach K got mad. Gloves came off. Russell Westbrook had a monster dunk and got a technical for staring down the dude he dunked on afterwards. Harden hit a three at the buzzer with a big lead just to say "fuck you." Nobody likes Argentina.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Mr F! Excellent recap. I wish journalists for traditional media had the license to just break off a sentence like "Melo got hit in the balls...."

We're the Argies rolling around on the ground pretending to be hurt, or is that just their soccer style?

Dusty Baker said...

Per Dylan Hernandez:

Mattingly on Gwynn: "We just didn't feel like he was going to get on the field."

Meaning he was always going to be a bit player and we'd owe him a lot of money next year, so we just cleared him out.

I'll miss having his dad around the clubhouse because he's such an excellent mentor and teacher.

Urine is almost gone. I can feel it in my bladder.

Dusty Baker said...

The GT made me think of Bam Bam Bigelow.

Cc: DeLino, Nomo, PJ

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm pretty sure he was here on a 2 year contract, so we'll be paying him next year regardless.

Dusty Baker said...

I think you're right. But then why did I read all the stat lickers on tha twitters this morning talking about the team not wanting to pick up his salary or some such?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Really? He's getting paid as much as Cliff Lee's left ass cheek. Somehow, I don't see that being a factor.

Don't know, maybe he's got performance incentives that were about to kick in? That'd be a bitch move, if so.

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe he drew the short straw.

(Uribe drew the fat straw.)

Dusty Baker said...

Per TBLA, Gwynn was making $850k this year and is due $1.15 million next year.

Steve Sax said...

(Urine is sucking hard on said fat straw, as we speak)

Dusty Baker said...

The shortest straw has been pulled for you my friend.

#Metallica

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe they keep trying to DFA Urine, but he waves his hand and says "You can do better." Then they DFA someone else.

It's like the shitty WAR version of a Jedi mind trick.

MR.F said...

Alex Morgan Olympics photoshoot

Just 'cuz.

Dusty Baker said...

The one thing Urine doesn't suck at is sucking.

Steve Sax said...

Re: USA M basketball

Cowherd this morning was all about how there needs to be stakes for him to be interested in the game. Partially correct: I think the presence of a villain also helps (even if the villain is toothless or flops all the time).

Sounds like Argentina filled both roles for us today. Check.

Steve Sax said...

@fanerman 4:44p: not as psyched on the bikini line tattoo. Does she have ass antlers as well?

Hideo Nomo said...

Some of those pics say they were taken at the Hilton Anatole, but I swear that's the Glendale Galleria.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: Anatole you so

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Enter Sandman batting 7th

#metallica

Fred's Brim said...

we are going to lose 2 of 3 aren't we?

MR.F said...

I'm not at all a tattoo person, but, eh.

Fred's Brim said...

Why no Dre? Why not wait for a lefty to give him a rest? Or is he hurt?

Fred's Brim said...

nevermind, he is a lefty, just bats right

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't know, the Rox have been gawdawful recently. That doesn't mean they're not going to beat us down, but they're fooking terrible.

Fred's Brim said...

I agree they've been dogshit, but this is the perfect setup for them to Padre us

Steve Sax said...

Rockies' Helton needs season-ending hip surgery

Steve Sax said...

SF up 1-0 in STL, top 2

Steve Sax said...

St Louis ties it on a Beltran leadoff homer in the bottom of the second. 1-1.

MR.F said...

Good job Carlos.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ Things never said to Carlos Lee.

Steve Sax said...

Wow. That was one hell of a semifinal.

Steve Sax said...

Furcal gives St. Louis the lead on a 10-pitch AB against Cain, with one out and men at the corners. Single to CF. 2-1 Cards.

Steve Sax said...

Giants tie it in the top of the sixth, but St Louis comes back out in the bottom and gets one...and maybe more. Furcal's got men on first and second with two out, and a 3-2 count. Cain's at 108 pitches....

Fred's Brim said...

a couple more! 5-2 birds
Pirates shut out the snakes, too

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, I feel bad about TGJr

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Cap, throw strikes, no meatballs

karina said...

epale everyone!

Vin is in MY tv!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

looking a little buggy at the stadium tonight

Fred's Brim said...

epale, Karina

he's in mine too!

Fred's Brim said...

Capuano's up to 40 pitches, including pickoff throws

Hideo Nomo said...

This inning is herpin mah derp.

Fred's Brim said...

Cap pitching like second-half Cap

Fred's Brim said...

it's about to get extra herpy

Fred's Brim said...

why did that throw go to third?

Fred's Brim said...

bug in the eye for Hanley?

Fred's Brim said...

Except for the strikeout, Capuano was hit hard that inning

Fred's Brim said...

take it easy, Shane. christ

Fred's Brim said...

that's a good start

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, here comes the bunt

karina said...

hate Victorino :(

Fred's Brim said...

wow, no bunt. Donny must be feeling his oats with his new lineup

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Mark!

Steve Sax said...

6-2 St Louis in the seventh

Fred's Brim said...

Matty didn't look good on that high fastball, looking for something else I guess

Fred's Brim said...

Vin poo-pooing the post-game dry humping

Fred's Brim said...

it'll never stop Dusty though

Steve Sax said...

8-2 St Louis through seven full. Cain lasted 5.2 IP and was tagged with 5 ER.

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, fellas
make him show you he can throw it over the plate

Steve Sax said...

Now would be a nice time for another Hanley Ramirez (not-quite-walkoff) hit.

Steve Sax said...

Epale Karina! So what's the ETA? Please email us at the main address...

Fred's Brim said...

Pomeranz taking his sweet time

Steve Sax said...

So it's up to Andre Ethi...er...

...make that Juan Rivera.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley's slow grounder advances the runners up a base

Fred's Brim said...

what the hell were you swinging at?

Fred's Brim said...

poor

Steve Sax said...

Rivera, swinging K.

Le sigh.

Steve Sax said...

see you on the other side ladies and gentlemen

Fred's Brim said...

WB with a couple of good moving catches

Fred's Brim said...

good luck, Saxy!

karina said...

awwwww, Vin says "Ma-rai-cai-bou"

so cute!

karina said...

good luck, Sax!

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

Let's go get this lead

Fred's Brim said...

man, they can't lay off that high, rising fastball

Fred's Brim said...

Ted Lilly's gonna be mad when he finds that...

Fred's Brim said...

I don't see him as a guy who would take a joke very well

Fred's Brim said...

oof AJ hit on the arm

Fred's Brim said...

Did you hear that, Dusty? "Don't rub!"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Stoopid offense.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*rubs*

Fred's Brim said...

Stoopid DLed pitchers

Fred's Brim said...

I assume since Ted is in the dugout, his "setback" is more than just a twinge somewhere

Fred's Brim said...

crap - Capuano can't handle this top of the Rockies' lineup

Fred's Brim said...

cheezus
figure it out, Cap!

Fred's Brim said...

IBB to Gonzales

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yeah…

This doesn't smell right.

Fred's Brim said...

great time for a double play

Fred's Brim said...

Let's get one back this inning

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take that.

Do not squander.

Fred's Brim said...

hey a leadoff guy did a leadoffy thing!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Go figure!

Fred's Brim said...

what Stubbs said

Franklin Stubbs said...

Victorino still looks like a penis.

Fred's Brim said...

damn, that looked like a good pitch for Matty

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fucking GIDP

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Fred's Brim said...

Matty is protesting TGJr getting cut

Cliff Beefpile said...

Score some runs, assholes!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gah.

karina said...

Sax, I'll email you tonight or tomorrow morning, i'm multitasking big time now!

Fred's Brim said...

youch, AJ didn't like that one

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley wouldn't have done any better

Uribe might have though

Fred's Brim said...

finish this, Cap!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hows about we don't strand as many runners as we can.

Fred's Brim said...

there you go

let's W some more Os

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jeeeeebus.

Fred's Brim said...

ferchrissakes - call back Tony!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. Did Riviera stop for a cup of coffee on the way to first? That throw beat him by a mile.

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, you assholes

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hey, two guys on.

This is where we fuck it up, right?

Fred's Brim said...

dammit, Chris, take some pitches! This guy has yet to show he can throw strikes

Fred's Brim said...

ass

Fred's Brim said...

sorry, Chris, I am just frustrated

Fred's Brim said...

great inning, Chris!

Alex said...

"I worry about getting whacked on the street. I got to come home for this?!" - Henry Hill

what up SoSG?

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty back up in dis bish.

Had to go out for beers with a buddy.

Noffense back?

Hideo Nomo said...

Only bottom 5? We have not yet begin to suck.

Alex said...

pitch count for cap?

Alex said...

75 coming in, thanks Vin

Hideo Nomo said...

Woot. GIDP!

Fred's Brim said...

I like it

Fred's Brim said...

no way, ump!

Alex said...

get off your knees ump, you're blowing it

Fred's Brim said...

BOR-ING!

Fred's Brim said...

Great, Ottavino coming back out for the bottom of the inning

Alex said...

Clippers Night at Dodger Stadium?

Make sure to double check the copy...

Fred's Brim said...

damn, gotta make that play

Fred's Brim said...

nice play, Luis!

Alex said...

Our offense is sucking Gangnam Style....

Alex said...

maybe take a pitch?

Fred's Brim said...

take some pitches, please!

Alex said...

don't fuck with balls that are in play!

Steve Sax said...

Dear Fan Who Touched The Ball,

You Suck.

SoSG Sax

Steve Sax said...

"Loney is hitting .302 since the All-Star Break."

Not there.

Fred's Brim said...

IT'S A TRAP!

Alex said...

that ball looked like it hit grass...

that reminds me...

Alex said...

+1 FB

Alex said...

"DO I THINK HE CAUGHT THE BALL?

YES."

karina said...

get out!

Steve Sax said...

Vin, I don't think Tracy said the word "fertilizer" there.

Fred's Brim said...

PLEEEEASE take advantage of this!

karina said...

"that is blinking fertilizer"

"blinking unbelievable"

"no way blinking"

-Vin

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Steve Sax said...

If we win this, Ackbar is all over the PGT.

And I'm not talking Jamey Carroll.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Finally some action in this game!!! Bleeping fertilizer!

Alex said...

Jim Tracey looks like Tucker from 'There's Something About Mary'...

Steve Sax said...

AJEllis is getting bored over there at third

Steve Sax said...

At least the showers will help Jim Tracy get rid of that ridiculous hat head

Alex said...

FUCK.

Steve Sax said...

What a waste

Steve Sax said...

Dog sweaters.

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

good call about Tucker, Alex

"My name's Norm, I'm a pizza delivery guy from Pompano"

Hideo Nomo said...

OH SHIT.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck me running

Fred's Brim said...

we are getting clowned by the worst pitching staff in baseball

karina said...

at least bunting gives the illusion runners are moving :(

Fred's Brim said...

@Nomes - what was the "OH SHIT" for? Did I miss Matty hurting himself or something?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 0-for-8 with RISP

Fred's Brim said...

crap - League's gonna give up a couple more

Steve Sax said...

No worries, though. It's not like the Giants and Snakes lost today or anything

Steve Sax said...

@FB: I assume Gnomes was referring to Hanley coming up a little ginger from breaking up the double play

Fred's Brim said...

how does a 2-0 game take over 3 hours?

Fred's Brim said...

ohhh i missed that

Fred's Brim said...

Honeycutt comes out to talk to League, get ready for a home run

Fred's Brim said...

this team does so much better when I don't watch them

Fred's Brim said...

This League and Choate combination has been pretty shitty so far

Fred's Brim said...

maybe they can not fuck this up tonight

Steve Sax said...

That's it. AC and I are going tomorrow and fix this shit.

Fred's Brim said...

K from Choate to get the big second out, now Wright will give up the 2-out, 2-run double to send FB to bed

Steve Sax said...

Deadspin has already paid homage to Vin Scully, from tonight's game (in progress)

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Jamey

Hideo Nomo said...

Sax was right about my OH SHIT, btw.

karina said...

walk off time!

Steve Sax said...

Here's FJL, to save us all

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: I do know my shit.

And, apparently, yours too.

Fred's Brim said...

I am glad Deadspin shows Vin the respect he deserves. There isn't much that's off limits for them as far as ridicule goes. It has gotten to the point for me that I have to read the complementary posts more carefully to make sure they aren't being snarky or ironic. But Vin seems to be off limits, which I appreciate.

Steve Sax said...

If FJL doesn't hit a two-run HR here, he's worthless

Notwithstanding there's no one on base

Steve Sax said...

Oh yay, I get to see Aaron Harang tomorrow.

Fred's Brim said...

Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher

*cries*

Fred's Brim said...

fucknuts
that is terrible
good night

karina said...

we'll get them tomorrow.

sweet dreams gents

Hideo Nomo said...

Why are we even paying attention now? We know it's going to come down to that 3-game series against the Giants in October.

NicJ said...

Get ready for another sweeeeeeep.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes, any chance you can get the PGT tonight?

Hideo Nomo said...

I just fell asleep for a bit, but I'm on it.

Hideo Nomo said...

MBPGT up.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks man. I'm too tired from my Gangnam Style crosscut class today.