Saturday, August 11, 2012

Game 114 Thread: August 11 @ Marlins, 4p

Joe Blanton (8-9, 4.52) vs. Ricky Nolasco (8-11, 4.95).

So far, so good: With yesterday's 5-2 win, the (tied for) first-place Dodgers are 1-0 on their ten-game road trip against the Marlins, Pirates and Braves. Their latest pitching acquisition, Joe Blanton, takes the mound today in an attempt to secure the series win.

Meanwhile, the Marlins' Ricky Nolasco has lost a Billingsley-esque five straight. Can the Dodgers make it six for Ricky? Let's hope he Nolasco past the third inning.

45 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

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

Steve Sax said...

VEKER LHAB!

And who is this strange person at first base I see?

Dusty Baker said...

That's a Thai food order, right?

Steve Sax said...

Will Veker Lhab be extra spicy?

Dusty Baker said...

Um, yeah.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fuckin' Rockies.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Derek Lowe, Andruw Jones, Corey Wade, Russell Martin, Hiroki Kuroda.

The Yankees know that Manny was the missing ingredient for that 2008 team, right?

Steve Sax said...

Giants' 9-3 win puts them back in first.

We are scoreless through one inning. Let's go, Blue!

Steve Sax said...

Guy just dropped his glass of wine, shattered on the floor, nailing me. Booooooooo

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the pumpkins!

Steve Sax said...

At least it was white wine

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Are you in the stands at a Gnats game?

Ñeeebs said...

Did you pull out the straw?

Dusty Baker said...

"Load the bases up." - Nice English, Collins.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

+1

Hideo Nomo said...

RANCHO MODEIENDO

Dusty Baker said...

What the fuck are you swinging at, Matty?

Hideo Nomo said...

Hmm. I have zero memory of Nick Green's Dodger stint, and it was only two years ago.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

I do remember Nick Green here, though there was nothing memorable. In fact, when I saw him up to bat for Marlenes yesterday, I thought, "That light-hitting white guy played for us for about a cup of coffee, didn't he?" Then the "commentators" noted the same.

#HeWasCrap

Hideo Nomo said...

HOW DOES BEETHOVEN HEAR WHAT THOSE GUYS ARE DOING WITH THE SODA FOUNTAIN?

Dusty Baker said...

That's out Loney! #GIDP

DFA this cockbag. I can't watch him any more.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, I'm in NYC. At a party for the gods.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Gotcha. I was just using the opportunity to make a Gnats/white wine joke.

FYI-I'm drinking white wine right now. #Hypocrite

Steve Sax said...

It's a good Bordeaux, I gotta say.

Refused to go to mets game tonight. #humiditysucks

Cliff Beefpile said...

Blanton not a fat-ass, he just looks like a fat-ass. According to Lyons, he just doesn't wear a uniform well. Uribe, on the other love handle, is a confirmed fat-ass.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Victorino hustles and beats out the throw. Fuck you for making me start to sort of like you, Victorino!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Andre!

Dusty Baker said...

For the record: I just don't wear the uniform well.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy crap! That foul ball by Stanton almost landed in Georgia.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dusty, yours is an L.A. face and an Oakland booty.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hairston got eaten up on that one. Poop.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh, well, fuck.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Blanton doesn't wear a uniform well and now he's starting to not pitch well.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This is starting to look a bit like my nephew's t-ball game.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck dodgers, get it together!

Cliff Beefpile said...

So pitches several inches low and outside are considered strikes, ump!?

Cliff Beefpile said...

For a baseball guy, Hillman seems to have come down with a case of 'hockey hair'.

Steve Sax said...

I don't understand why the MLB.com GameDay avatar for Urine isn't Janba the Hutt-like in girth.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Even though they overplay this Powell Electric commercial, I never get tired of that tall, doofy guy on the left at the end. Awkwardness defined.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think we need to start talking about how bad Brandon League has been.

Hideo Nomo said...

DESTINATION: SECOND

Steve Sax said...

Fuck. So much for first place. Thanks Brandon.

Steve Sax said...

Second place League, under the sea.

Steve Sax said...

I'm officially pro-Victorino.

League, show me.

Jason said...

So, if Hairston is hurt, does Urine get off the bench? Or is Cruz at SS and Hanley at 3B?