Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Game 117 Thread: August 14 @ Pirates, 4p

This is a great look. Admit it.

Chad "Barbarossa" Billingsley (8-9, 3.84 ERA) vs. Kevin "Huntington's" Correia (9-6, 4.49 ERA)

Good Chad has supplanted Bad Chad over the last few starts, and the timing couldn't be better. A win tonight locks in the series split with the Bucs, and assures our continued presence at the top of the NL West. While the Billingsley beard does seem to have a slightly sinister aspect to it, I fully support it if it puts him in a ass-kicking state of mind.

Update 4:18pm: Looks like there will be a brief rain delay while they get the field prepped to play.

85 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

*drops pin*

Franklin Stubbs said...

*listens*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Victorino LF

Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Cruz 2B
Ajellis C
Billingsley P

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Strange decision, going with an eight-man lineup. We'll see if it works out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Who spilled that dollop of sour cream in the #2 slot?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Maybe it's Crisco? Hard to say.

MR.F said...

Ok so fantasy draft, how long do y'all think it'll take?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I've only done one fantasy football draft, but it didn't take long at all. 15 minutes? But that was on NFL.com, not ESPN, so don't quote me. If you like, you can just let it autopick for you, the computer'll just pick whatever's the highest ranked player available, not necessarily who you want. But it is an option.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Depends on how many people participate, but it's never been longer than 45 minutes.

MR.F said...

Hmm. I've been a part of a few marathon drafts that last for 3 hours, so I'm concerned. You really think it could be an hourish?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mr. F, the last draft involved 18 people, and it still didn't go over an hour.

Spank Horst said...

Yah, the draft won't take too much time and with the clowning around it will seem much quicker.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

There'll be a lot of mocking of whoever takes MJD, that's for sure.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not having FF this year seems surprisingly...liberating.

MR.F said...

Wow speed demons!

QuadSevens said...

I received the MJD mocking last year. I hope to avoid it this year.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

You guys just don't know, Booribe is going to turn it on and lead the team deep into October like 2008 Manny.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If he finds some magic beans somewhere and suddenly gets transmogrified into 2004 form (and physique), I'll won't send it back, DKG.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Game on!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey hey, double play!

karina said...

epale everyone!

I forgot how to make a pre-draft team

*cries*

Orel said...

Two on, no out, top 3.

Orel said...

Bills lays down the bunt! 2nd & 3rd, 1 out.

Orel said...

LEAD

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ribee groundout by Shane.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Way to gift a base to the pitcher.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Cruz tries to get cute with it. At least we got the lead runner.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh boy.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Whew, nice pitch.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bullet dodged.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Good timing, because Jones is not allowed to make outs anymore.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Kemp with the infield power.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Heh. That usually happens to us.

Franklin Stubbs said...

A little gamesmanship from Matty?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Draft is one hour away.

Franklin Stubbs said...

No way.

karina said...

shut'em up, Loney ;)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Draft room is open as well.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take that.

karina said...

cochitooooo!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's using your chochito.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Costillas de cochito?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Finally!

Jason said...

Chadley's VORB is going through the roof tonight.

Plus, if he gets one more hit than Urine today, he will not have the lowest batting average in the starting lineup. Hell, if he just sacrifices each time up he get let Uribe whiff his way into a sub-.184 average.

karina said...

@Czar I don't think cochito has a chochito

*blushes*

Orel said...

Uribe still getting it done with the glove.

Orel said...

And Hanley commits his first error as a Dodger.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It seems much less painful when we're up 4-0

Franklin Stubbs said...

More runners!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Cruz is exacting vengance on his former club, it seems.

Jason said...

Cruz > Jones

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not Grace Jones, though. She'll kick your ass for even suggesting it,

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Don't mess with the Chochito.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It takes Loney two errors to get on.

Orel said...

Everybody's in the draft room, it seems.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not meeeeeeeee!

Orel said...

Ray Rice, Wes Welker, Hakeem Nicks so far. Is that good?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Chad wore his big boy pants tonight, and those are some big-ass pants.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Does it depress you, Stubbs, to know just how alone you really are?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't know what you mean, MLASC! I am just contentedly sitting here in the game thread, in my drawers, revelling in my freedom from fantasy sports.

Orel said...

At least Uribe is getting in some BP here in the ninth.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Everyone move up!

Orel said...

STL 5, ARI 2, top 8
WSH 0, SF 0, top 2

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ouch.

Franklin Stubbs said...

WHEEEEEEEEEEE!

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is some excellent Geico.

Hideo Nomo said...

Never change, Chad Qualls.

Franklin Stubbs said...

He had us at "Complete 9th Inning Collapse"

Orel said...

11-0. It's been a while since our last laugher.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I am pleased.

Orel said...

Giants score a run.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I am displeased.

Hideo Nomo said...

Psh...a run.

Orel said...

STL 8, ARI 2, bot 8

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

AAAAH STEVE GARVEY JUST TWEETED YOU GUYS

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh...who's gonna answer Dad?

Orel said...

WINNAGE

Orel said...

HOLY SHIT re: Twitter

Hideo Nomo said...

I JUST PEED A LITTLE.

Spank Horst said...

we won't score for a week now.

Orel said...

Go for it, Nomo!

karina said...

we make shutout party!

Orel said...

Nomo? This is all you.

Orel said...

Snakes lose!

Franklin Stubbs said...

HYPGT up! Now back to the twitter kerfuffle!