Saturday, September 01, 2012

Game 134 Thread: Sept. 1 vs. Snakes, 6p

Donnie doesn't toss softballs during team meetings.

Josh Beckett (5-12, 5.21) vs. Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 2.92).

Did you hear Don Mattingly held another team meeting after last night's loss? We hear his speech went something like this:

"Okay, guys, something's gotta change. There's only thirty twenty-nine games left in the regular season. We've lost seven eight in a row to the Diamondbacks, and mustering only five six hits and zero three runs over nine eleven innings is completely unacceptable.

"Now, I know it looks like we've lost a valuable contributor in Kenley Jansen Chad Billingsley, but that doesn't mean you just give up. Pitching reinforcement is on the way, with Matt Guerrier Javy Guerra soon to join us.

"So get out there and give it your all. You won't want 2012 to be as disappointing as 2010 2011, do you?"

98 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Ellis 2B
Victorino LF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Cruz 3B
Ellis C
Beckett P

If it's broke, why fix it?

Steve Sax said...

Maybe we can switch Ellises at will and the umpires won't catch us.

AGon Fan said...

Anyone at the game today? Finally made it out from Redlands this year.

Steve Sax said...

I'm going tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCKING GNATS AND FUCKING NATS

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Curious: Is anyone interested in "Trouble with the Curve"?

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela

Dodgers renewed 2013 contracts for broadcasters Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yñiquez, Eric Collins, Steve Lyons

Hideo Nomo said...

Man, Guggenheim isn't going to fire anyone, I bet.

Spank Horst said...

*boozes*

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

That one just seems way too cliche in my opinion. Are you interested in seeing it?

Dusty Baker said...

On MDIL's sofa, Vinny!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It feels like a family drama masquerading as a baseball movie.

Hideo Nomo said...

Going out for margaritas, Vinny!

Hideo Nomo said...

I bet there will be a lot of empty chairs in screenings of Trouble With The Curve.

See what I did there?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Cards won, so we really need this game to keep pace.

Dusty Baker said...

Did Vin just let out a giant hiccup?

Dusty Baker said...

I think I've figured out why Beckett has regressed these past few years:he kinda chunky. I didn't realize he'd let his waistline go as much as he has.

Orel said...

If Beckett pitches like that all night, we might actually stand a chance.

Orel said...

Three fly-ball outs for us.

Hideo Nomo said...

Futility is persistent.

Orel said...

Miguel Montero owns us.

Orel said...

Did not know this:

keithlaw ‏@keithlaw

Any player in your organization on 8/31 can end up on the playoff roster. Doesn't have to be on the 25- or 40-man rosters on that date.

Orel said...

Small Chris Young double. 2nd & 3rd, 1 out.

Hideo Nomo said...

If (and that's a big if) they make the postseason, and Uribe gets a roster spot, I'm going to break something.

Orel said...

If they make the post-season, I'll be shocked.

Orel said...

Hanley's scoop barely beats the runner to second. He's a little casual on defense sometimes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HANLEY HAS NO HEART

Orel said...

Four fly-ball outs.

Orel said...

This crowd is so primed for a HR. How long has it been?

Orel said...

Kind of a high strike there to Hanley. Hope Beckett gets that call as well.

Dusty Baker said...

I think Spanky has gotten laid since the last time we had a HR at home.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

About damn time.

Orel said...

FINALLY

Orel said...

Mickey Hatcher is fired up!

Orel said...

Wasn't Mickey in the dugout last when Mattingly was suspended? Whose place is he taking now? Or do coaches' rosters expand as well?

Orel said...

Cruz has a Jeter-like batting stance.

Paul said...

I think I saw Mike Marshall in the dugout!

Paul said...

Classy move by Jeter for allowing that.

Dusty Baker said...

Walter Alston was pumped for the Cruz hit.

Paul said...

I think the Vicster was about to get attacked by killer seagulls.

Spank Horst said...

*boozes*

Paul said...

Or Uribe was falling from the sky.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't think SanFran DodgerFan ever returned after saying Ajellis was ruining the team.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6hZZ2d7kI

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least Pittsburgh lost.

Paul said...

Is Hatcher's presence suppose to cancel out Gibson 's mojo?

Paul said...

Is Hatcher's presence suppose to cancel out Gibson 's mojo?

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Yes and no.

Dusty Baker said...

Beckett really can make hitters his bitch when he is on his game.

Paul said...

Are our Dodger balls ever going to drop?

Walking Dead.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I never bothered to look it up cause i figured it doesn't matter, but yesterday i noticed 1 and 2 have slugging in the 300s and 7, 8 are in the 400s, wouldn't it be neat to try and flip them in the lineup? Victorino has been a worthless POS

Paul said...

When I go see Oregon play next week i know their uniforms will cause permanent eye damage

Paul said...
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Dusty Baker said...

@DKOTG

No one around here ever actually looks anything up before making an assertion. It's how we roll.

Paul said...

I looked it up. Dodgers offense sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

GET SOME FUCKING OFFENSE GOING ALREADY

That felt better.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beckett pitch good.

Dusty Baker said...

The more I see the trailers for that Trouble Curve movie, the less I want to see it.

Spank Horst said...

*boozes*

Paul said...

Holy shit a hit!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Vic swung at ball four and hit it for a single.

Dusty Baker said...

Kemp's ABs are just terrible. Painful to watch.

Paul said...

Think his knee is still hurt. But even before then.

Paul said...

Watch this offense explode and win the
Last 8. On the way to the off season

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dre day!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm watching Neeebs' mom explode.

Paul said...

I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 good guys.

Steve Sax said...

Sorry I've been out of it on this one... When did Fox start with that big "Prime Ticket Dodgers" logo in the corner?

An attempt to show food faith before negotiations?

Spank Horst said...

explode this

*boozes*

Steve Sax said...

One out in the eighth.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Food faith?

Bless me, feta, for I have sinned.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thy kiwi come, thy steak be well-done.

Steve Sax said...

No good faith on my typos, eh?

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning for Jamey Wright

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The lox are my shepherd, I shall not shmeer.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

To answer your question, Sax, FSArizona has the same graphic in the top-right corner.

Spank Horst said...

Here comes the run explosion. guaranteed bishes.

Steve Sax said...

Shane with a leadoff walk in the eighth

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MigLOL Montero.

Steve Sax said...

Victorino SB + error; he's on third

Steve Sax said...

Come on, AGon

Steve Sax said...

Dammit AGon

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6hZZ2d7kI

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with one out and runner on third

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If Parra hadn't made that sliding catch, Gonzo would have had a lot of heart.

Steve Sax said...

Commending you on your use of "schmear", Marla

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhI0OVs_zj0

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, Shane nailed at the plate.

However I love the fact that he went in hard, taking contact. I cant remember the last time I saw a Dodger do that.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for Snakes in the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, League. Show me.

Orel said...

Montero will get the game-tying RBI here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dodgers win!

Orel said...

GEWINNT

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers Win!!!

Spank Horst said...

are we there yet?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh hey, Luis Gonzalez is doing color for the D-Backs.

Orel said...

PHEWPGTUP