Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Game 111 Thread: August 7 vs. Rockies, 7p

Aaron Harang (7-6, 3.76) vs. Alex White (2-6, 6.16).

Hot off a sweep of the Cubs, the Dodgers went out and played one of the two NL teams WORSE than the Cubs, and got shutout, limited to five pathetic hits. So it's back to the lucky bear cub pictures for this GT despite the fact it has nothing to do with this game.

Also likely having nothing to do with this game is Dodger starter Aaron Harang, who was given an extra day of rest after being brutalized by the Diamondbacks last week. Harang has lost three of his last five starts. Alex White is yet another recent recall from triple-A (seems the Dodgers are getting a lot of these in opposing starters these days). Can the Dodgers collar White? Oh my god, why don't I start a horrible pun blog and post this GT on that blog.

SoSG Alex Cora and I will be at the Stadium tonight, collecting Koufax bobbleheads. Drop a line if you are thirsty (we're bringing packs of saltines with us)!

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121 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL and I are there tonight. Will you have crickets?

Hideo Nomo said...

Breaking social media news up top.

Fred's Brim said...

holy damn!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jesus Hottentot Christ, that's spectacular.

NicJ said...

Wait, Karina is coming over here?

I'm out of the loop.

Steve Sax said...

best behavior best behavior best behavior

karina said...

epale everyone!

@Nic I'll be studying in the LA area for a while :)

@Sax I think we all should behave like your dad taught us :)

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL and Dusty up in dis bish!

Sandy Koufax: not up in dis bish on his bobblehead night.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hope it's not Noffense again tonight.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Time to switch over to cold, clinical gameday, just in case.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's going to be a long night, methinks.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That looked like it hurt.

Spank Horst said...

Shit. Hanley fouled a ball off his patita. i think he's alright so said Harold Reynolds.

Spank Horst said...

dude is hobbling big time. hanley doesn't look good at all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hope it's just a bruise.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid Eric Young.

Dusty Baker said...

He' really hobbling. Plus there are nats flying around him.

Jason said...

So, am I the only one that is weirded out by the O'Malley's buying the Padres? I've gotten used to the ideas of seeing franchise players with other teams (original recipe Orel, Piazza, Scioscia), but O'Malley?

I'm guessing dad, Walter would approve, that old capitalist. But man must Tommy Lasorda be confused today.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not so tough when you don't get any pitches to hit, are you, CarGo?

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Jesus Colorado, Harang is ugly.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Can we strand 2 again this inning?

Franklin Stubbs said...

The only ownership that I can muster up some hateHateHATE for are the Steinbrenners, just because, and Loria, because he's a complete tool.

Jason said...

I picked up a bit of hate for the McClatchy/Nutting ownership when I lived in Pittsburgh. Bryan Burlington? Ha ha ha ha!

Jason said...

Oh, and Pohlad in Minnesota for volunteering his team for contraction and then going after the legislature for a new stadium.

Jason said...

Make 'em pay, Hanley!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Definitely agree on the Pohlad douche factor being in the same boat as Loria, but the I find the Twins to be mostly harmless, so it doesn't get me all riled up. Angelos is up there, but the Orioles are my MLB blind spot. I can never really wrap my head around their existence,

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*bangs head on desk repeatedly*

Jason said...

HanRamSla... DAMMIT!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hopefully the Rockie bullpen makes an early appearance tonight. But even then...

Jason said...

Forgot about Angelos. Though I did get a kick out him messing with Bud during the Expos-to-DC negotiations (sorry, Dusty).

Jason said...

Czar- are we doing a fantasy football league this year? I find myself woefully short on fair condition baseball cards depicting middling players from the mid- to late-nineties.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yes we are, Jason. Send your email to me on Zuck's brain-baby and I'll put you in.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm referring to Facebook, of course.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Twitter is also a viable option.

Orel said...

So. Noffense.

DelinO said...

HHave no fear, delinO is here.

at game with my father in law, who seems far less interested in the koufax bobblehead than youd expect from a brooklyn born jew.

i think every dodger should come out to foo fighter songs.

Im going to knit a tallas for my koufax b_head.

Now that daddy garvey is following us on twitter, look for weekly posts from me featuring his performance in masquerade.

DelinO said...

Harang soul patch

DelinO said...

Father in law now on a business call. Im bringing my dog instead next time :-)

Kiss cam almost became incest cam (a girl clearly said "hes my brother")

Orel said...

Four Sons at the game tonight!

DelinO said...

And then it became "Hasidim Cam" (but the Orthodox keep it Kosher. HA)

DelinO said...

Four Sons and seven years ago...

Orel said...

Rockies 1, Dodgers 0. What shock.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Balls.

Orel said...

Giants won. D'backs won.

Orel said...

E-3. Loney is just paving his way out of town.

DelinO said...

Im in the loge with the proletariat. 164.

and we officiaally have the worst error of the week

Jason said...

Zuck brain wave heading your way, Czar.

Franklin Stubbs said...

The futility is palpable.

Orel said...

GIDP!

Jason said...
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Franklin Stubbs said...

I will take the double play, but we still have infinitely fewer runs than our opponents.

Orel said...

As Vin points out, we're getting one-hit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Clearly, lack of quality starting pitching what is hurting this team…

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We are an ace short!

Orel said...

Steve Garvey loves the Twitter.

Orel said...

Even the Padres are winning.

Jason said...

Even the Astros have a plural number of hits.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What the hell is it with EYJ? Seriously?

Orel said...

Who is this fucker Rutledge? 3-0 Rockies.

Paul said...

Dodgers still haven't scored a fuckin run? Nacho Bell Grandes for all of them.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ARGH

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Remember when the Dodgers score a lot of runs Sunday? Yeah, I don't.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Hate to say it, but i fear Nic called the sweep correctly.

Paul said...

Just when I think this team is good they go and suck again.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Tolleson is not long for this team.

Jason said...

I guess it's safe for me to switch over to that TiVoed episode of Breaking Bad now.

Paul said...

Is the fantasy football league filled up?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Plenty of room left, Paul.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just remembered that hobbling Hanley has the only base hit. Fuck.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Quick, Paul! Give up in disgust and frustration, it's our only hope!

Paul said...

Cargo will do that Stubbs. I just had a flat breezy flashback. Bad trip.

Paul said...

Do you have the league set up yet Marla? Still ESPN?

Paul said...

Ha Cargo you suck with your twenty homeruns...(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

All set up. Still ESPN. Only 12 teams this year though.

Paul said...

Just put in Uribe so I can be right about something.

Hideo Nomo said...

Interesting way to honor Sandy: Playing the role of one of the many teams he victimized.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Paul - I need emails though, so if you want to take part, you'll need to DM me your address.

NicJ said...

We are playing .500 ball in blocks of three games at a time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think that series against the Cards was the last one that wasn't a sweep, and even then the Dodgers lost three straight.

NicJ said...

That home series against the Pads was a 2R HR hooked around the foul pole away from being a sweep too.

Franklin Stubbs said...

1 hit or not, we've had a fuckload of walks that have been completely wasted so far.

NicJ said...

Puig hit another HR, interesting to see where they send him. Hopefully RC so I can go watch him.

Paul said...

@marla

Answer sent.

Paul said...

rally killed.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Swell.

Orel said...

Was about to curse Loney but it turns out Rivera is picking up where he left off.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Paul - I haven't received anything yet. Try a twitter DM.

Dusty Baker said...

Just had a three-way with Sax and AC!

Orel said...

A RUN! A RUN!

Paul said...

well fuck, we scored.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(RUNS)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Don't hit a homer, Cruz, or you'll kill the rally.

Paul said...

just sent it again Marla, not sure what happened the first time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If it was e-mail, my gmail account is very slow sometimes.

Jason said...

That Fresno to Phoenix synapse breakdown in Zuckerberg's brain is blocking the Paul-Czar comm link.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, give me a break, I just upgraded from dial-up.

Dusty Baker said...

You can borrow Spanky's Apple Lisa, Marla.

Jason said...

ISDN, Czar?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ISDN?

(consults Windows 95 for Dummies)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Would the sons want their own dedicated team for a FF league?

Paul said...

what the hell no profanity in my team name?

The Shin Boners rock!

(cries)

Paul said...

Is Boners really "profane" in today's tolerant society?

Jason said...

It is in Mickey Mouse's reality. Then again, so is "shin."

Orel said...

I've never played FF, Marla. But I'm up for it if other Sons are willing to do the actual, you know, work.

Paul said...

I am not sure what will be my team name.

The Feast Infections are out.

Oh but Neeebs mom is okay. sure.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Just go with Turgid Tibias and call it good.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

What is this strange "work" you speak of?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Neeebs' mom and Eisner had a thing a few decades back, so it figures.

Loney Fan said...

Rally time!

Jason said...

Neeebs' Mom is always good (to go).

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Rivera will save us!

(vomits)

Paul said...

hit Victorino!

That is positive no?

DelinO said...

Hey... we're still in it.
Nevermind.

Jason said...

Well, I guess this bottle of scotch isn't going to drink itself.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bollocks,

Orel said...

PGTUP

Loney Fan said...

That was fast Orel, it's almost as if you were ready for the Dodgers to lose that game for some reason.

Orel said...

Hey, it got you out of the woodwork!

Loney Fan said...

I like to prefer the term "lurking in the shadows".