Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Game 112 Thread: August 8 vs. Rockies, 7p

Chad Billingsley (7-9, 3.74 ERA) vs. Jeff Francis (3-4, 6.02 ERA)

This particular pattern of futility is growing exceedingly tiresome. The Dodgers' hapless no-ffense needs to break out of its funk and snap the sweep cycle. The inability to deal with inexperienced pitchers that they should be manhandling has officially progressed from the "statistical blip" stage to "troubling trend", but the Rockies have run out of youngsters to throw at us. Though not exactly a gray-beard, Jeff Francis hasn't seen a winning season since 2007, back when he was with the Colorado the first time around. So, are we going to get our collective act together, or can we expect another half-assed effort?

146 comments:

Steve Sax said...

AZ up 2-0 on the Pirates in the first

MR.F said...

MLB Trade Rumors:

Juan Uribe's time with the Dodgers could be nearing an end, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, as the team will need to open a roster spot with Adam Kennedy due back from the DL this week. Uribe has just a .553 OPS in 459 plate appearances since signing a three-year, $21MM free agent contract before the 2011 season. The Dodgers would have to eat the approximately $10.3MM left on Uribe's deal but Hernandez notes this would hardly be a burden to the club's free-spending new owners.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/nl-west-links-uribe-melky-fowler-padres.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino LF
M Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Rivera 1B
Hairston 3B
Treanor C
Billingsley P

MR.F said...

For some reason, MLBTR spells "Urine" as "Uribe."

Dusty Baker said...

It's pretty sad that I'm rooting for AK to come back, if only because it might mean Urine would be DFA'd.

MR.F said...

Thanks for the invite Marla!

Hideo Nomo said...

Free Jerry Sands?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It feels like Sands is a replacement for Rivera, but they haven't even used him yet, so I'm confused.

@Mr. F - Let me know if you have any trouble getting in.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Wait, he got the start Monday.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah he got the start his first night back up, but nothing since then.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm actually kind of stunned how totally punchless we are even with Urine riding the bench.

Eugenio's Streak said...

My invite must have been lost in the email...


Fun Fact, the Mule from the movies retired to the countryside outside of Visalia, CA. I know this because the owner was a neighbor and ever so often, weird fans would come to get pics with the mule!

Steve Sax said...

Pittsburgh up on AZ 4-2, top 4

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@ES - As I said on the other thread, you never sent me your e-mail. You can see if any of the other participants want to partner up though.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Mule groupies? Further evidence that the '50s were secretly insane.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I just wanted the half-ass pun.

Eugenio's Streak said...

I'm not THAT old! Mules live a long time, this was in the 80's, the mule was gray and a lot of these older people would drive up, see Molly (the actual name of the mule) and start blubbering, get a picture hugging, then drive off. I lived in a weird place at a weird time...

Spank Horst said...

Don't tease me with Urine.

Steve Sax said...

PIT 6, AZ 4, B5

Steve Sax said...

SF up 1-0 in the top of the third.

Sometime during the middle of last night's game, I think I heard Vin talking about how Oyster Pubes is on a tear or something. One of the few times that I stopped listening to Vin.

MR.F said...

Yeah, the Comical today also had a headline about that. I didn't read it, though.

Steve Sax said...

@fanerman: i'm surprised the comical didn't just run pictures of alex morgan

Eugenio's Streak said...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-0808-dodgers-notes-20120808,0,5541675.story

This gives me hope!

Fred's Brim said...

GodDAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

FB still surly

Fred's Brim said...

Let's bat with some goddamn patience tonight

MR.F said...

They had one yesterday, Sax. Definitely need more though.

Hideo Nomo said...

^ and some power too!

Steve Sax said...

SF up 2-0 on STL in the top of the fourth, but AZ down 7-4 now to PIT (top 7).

Franklin Stubbs said...

@ES

Yes, i mean the groupies we from the '50s, not that this was happenping st that time.

Steve Sax said...

SF still up 2-0 (T5). PIT up on AZ 7-5 (B7).

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

How bad must u suck to be DFA'd to make space for Adam Kennedy. That's bad. AK giving Urine a golden shower

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

If the dodgers lose again, will the game qualify as a donkey show?

Eugenio's Streak said...

He "MAY" be DFA'd, Urine is definitely http://emojuanuribe.com/

MR.F said...

My fantasy team tells me that there's no CarGo in the line-up. That's good?

Franklin Stubbs said...

No runs still loses, so we'll see how it goes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's embarrassing.

MR.F said...

Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

Wtf bills?

Steve Sax said...

Get 'em back boys

MR.F said...

That better be the only runs he allows all night.

Dusty Baker said...

BAMSUCKA!

Steve Sax said...

Booooooooom!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's allowed?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, Rivera should have taken that last one out. It might as well have been on a tee.

Hideo Nomo said...

“@jphoornstra: An inning that began with an inside-the-park home run by Eric Young Jr. ends 32 minutes later with the Dodgers up 3-2.”

Franklin Stubbs said...

When was our last lead?

Dusty Baker said...

Jon Wiseman had it at 34 minutes.

Should we take the average?

Dusty Baker said...

@Stubbs

Never. Sons have never had a lead.

Alex said...

51

The annual fitted is starting to get that smell...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes, Dusty. In the strictly literal sense, the Sons may NEVER have a lead in a game of athletic prowess.

Spank Horst said...

I've lost interest in my fantasy baseball team. it might be because I'm getting my ass kicked by the Orels.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we're not losing.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers scored runs!!! Fucking shit!!!

Dusty Baker said...

We definitely have more runs than our opponent. Yet, I'm not feeling Bills tonight. He could give up the goods in middle innings as his pitch cunt gets up there. Threw ~30 in first inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

LOL PITCH CUNT

Zito?

Steve Sax said...

11-0 Giants and they're threatening again, top 9

Wtf Cards?

Dusty Baker said...

The one time I root for the Cards and Marco fucking Scuturo hits a granny?

Steve Sax said...

Settle down Bills

Dusty Baker said...

To quote myself re Bills, "He could give up the goods in middle innings as his pitch count gets up there."

Dusty Baker said...

I just now noticed my accidental yet eerily prescient typo from above.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The LFP's obsession with Casey Blake has veered into disturbing territory.

Hideo Nomo said...

Marla, it's already been. Check out the forums sometime.

Alex said...

how have we made it 64 comments with out any snark about that thing on Bills' face?

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah, just saw that specific tweet you were referring to. That Beard graphic is at least two years old.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't read the forums, I just look at the images. I know they've had a thing for him for a long time, but lately I've been thinking, "Just fuck him and get it out of your system already."

Dusty Baker said...

re LFP forums: I recently (and finally) decided to read some of the postings there. Disturbing. It makes us look like a convent.

These people exist out there in society? Makes me want to close the shutters and pull up the covers over my head.

Dusty Baker said...

Not to put my lips all over Crown Vic's johnson or anything, but he's getting it done with the role he's given: get on and get over. 2-3 tonight, SB...he's everything DG wasn't.

I'm liking this.

Alex said...

bison could be a limbo champ...

Franklin Stubbs said...

When Shane Victorino does something useful that I should approve of, a little piece of my soul dies.

Hideo Nomo said...

Am I crazy, or are LeMahieu, Colvin, and McBride all the same dude?

Alex said...

RANCHORAMIREZ

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RANCHO HANLEYENDO

Franklin Stubbs said...

Rancho Hanleyendo, bishes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

DAMMIT!

MR.F said...

Rancho 0-outiendo!

We better score.

Steve Sax said...

Bo McLaughlin?

What happened to Apodaca?

Apodaca apodaca Apodaca

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RBBI

Franklin Stubbs said...

I will take that, and more!

Steve Sax said...

Hanley RBI! (off a bases loaded walk)

Alex said...

fuck yes

Steve Sax said...

Apodaca Apodaca Apodaca

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

Nice catch Pacheco. One out

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, that sets up the Rivera GIDP perfectly.

Alex said...

jordan pacheco can eat a dick

Steve Sax said...

Loney would GIDP here, so anything better by Rivera is golden

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK ME SENSELESS

Hideo Nomo said...

But of course.

Steve Sax said...

Rivera FJLs!

Alex said...

called it saxy

Franklin Stubbs said...

God damn, you couldn't have gotten it to the outfield?

Steve Sax said...

James Loney is bad, but I think Juan Rivera is worse.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh come on guy, life the fuckin ball already! Long fly gets a run. Then you only have one out. Three on and no out, and can't capitalize more runs out of that gift? Suckage.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think I dislike Rivera more than Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

Drinking some Trim 2009 CA Cab. Not bad on a hot night.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm pissed that we're winning this game.

Steve Sax said...

Vin tells a story about Gagne.

Man, those Game Over days were sweet.

Dusty Baker said...

Nothing like a robust cab on a hot night, right, Sax?

I'm having a Red Hook IPA out of a can. A can!

Steve Sax said...

Loney > Rivera > Urine

Steve Sax said...

Gordon > Loney, however

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, I've got this cab at 57 degrees, so it's decently chill.

As am I.

Steve Sax said...

A second day to bring your dog to the stadium. And yet not ONE bring your iguana to the stadium day.

Boooooooo

Alex said...

Hanley being Hanley

Alex said...

good job bills, now go shave

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I have to admit, I feel more comfortable with Victorino in this situation than most of the other leadoff men we've seen this season.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SHANEY!!!

Alex said...

agreed, marla

Franklin Stubbs said...

*cheers*

*cries*

Dusty Baker said...

Almost your entire soul must be gone at this point, Stubbs.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

INTENT OF MELLIS

Franklin Stubbs said...

MELLIS!!!

Alex said...

FLYING indeed!

Fuck all the Victorino haters! He wears BLUE now!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

You're not the first one to suggest that, Dusty.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't WANT to hate him, I just can't help myself.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Aw dammit.

Hideo Nomo said...

I believe Shane-o has completed the face turn.

Hideo Nomo said...

Seeing him high five Kemp still looks a little weird though, like Batman and the Joker teaming up.

Alex said...

i hate base running errors..

speaking of which, did anybody catch what happened to the rangers the other day with their base coaches?

Alex said...

captain hook

Dusty Baker said...

Belli up.

Dusty Baker said...

Please tell me Treanor didn't call for a fastball up on Belli's first pitch with two men on and only one out.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus, Ethier! How do I hate Victorino less than you right now?

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, that's an earned run, so Bills loses the QS.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ruh-roh, Rutredge. He's officially on my list.

Alex said...

Mellis made that look hella easy, kudos!

Dusty Baker said...

If we DFA'd all the people I want to, we'd half to call up half of ALBQ and some of Rancho Cuc.

Dusty Baker said...

Culero LF'er!

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty, MDIL, my FIL, and I were at that game when Dave Roberts hit the leadoff inside the parker. I cannot fucking believe it was nine years ago, though.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Anybody know what a bionico is?

Eugenio's Streak said...

Vin just said swagger, take the twitter away from him!

Hideo Nomo said...

Belirosario

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Hehe, some pics on the lfp have been a bit questionable but i never bothered entering the forums....let's see where this goes....

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Here's a summary, DKOTG:

"CASEY BLAKE IS JESUS. URIBE SUCKS. THEY CHANGED THE MOUND, NOW THE TRADITION IS RUINED FOREVER."

Dusty Baker said...

The first thread I randomly happened on consisted entirely of recommendations for scoring blow and hooking up with hippie chicks upstate.

Dusty Baker said...

^ So I took notes.

Alex said...

+1 Dusty

I LOL'd

Cliff Beefpile said...

Scoring with Bay Area women? Just tell them you're vegan and you don't care whether or not they shave their 'pits. It also helps if you're wearing skinny jeans and sporting an ironic moustache.

Alex said...

Apollo Ohno douchiest Olympian ever?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We win!

Cliff Beefpile said...

A 1-2-3 save for a change!

Alex said...

I'll take it!

Peace out!!

Dusty Baker said...

Notgonnalie, Vic is rockin' this post-game interview.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

It's weird watching Royals highlights and hearing the former Angel announcers....when did that happen?

Franklin Stubbs said...

HILTSWALVPGTUP!