Monday, September 03, 2012

Game 136 Thread: Sept 3 vs. Padres, 5p

Joe Blanton (9-12, 4.95) vs. Andrew Werner (1-1, 3.00).

The Dodgers take their undefeated September with them against the Padres for the first game of this three-game series at home. Blanton was pretty solid last time out, but the key person today will be yesterday's savior, Adrian Gonzalez.

Gonzalez' one-out, 2-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning was a huge breakthrough both for Gonzalez as well as the struggling Dodgers, who are 3-5 since the blockbuster trade. Today also marks the first time that Gonzalez is seeing his former team since being traded to the Dodgers. Let's hope AGon doesn't look back.

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Dusty Baker said...

Sucked into a Little People Big World marathon, folks. Please send help. Tiny, but inspiring help.

Steve Sax said...

Is that the reality tv series about the Ecksteins?

Dusty Baker said...

4-4 Better Guys!

Steve Sax said...

So the Cards won but the Pirates lost. Atlanta won as well. So we have a chance to vault Pittsburgh in the wild card race, although not jumping into a WC spot...

Dusty Baker said...

5-4 Snakes now!

Paul said...

Giants down.

Paul said...

Dammit!

Paul said...

Down 6-4!

Dusty Baker said...

6-4!

Clearly, my touting the score is not jinxing it, so I'm going to keep going.

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

Offsetting DAMMITS. Replay down.

Dusty Baker said...

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

Paul said...

Down 7-4!

Dusty Baker said...


















Made you look!

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

Dusty Baker said...

This is a game Zito started.

Paul said...










Giants
Suck
!

Steve Sax said...

Snakes score five in the sixth and make it 7-4

Dusty Baker said...

9-pitch sequence by Penny to Kubel results in a Kubel double.

Dusty Baker said...

8-5 Marginally More Tolerable Guys in the bottom of the 8th.

Paul said...

Dammit snakes!

Dusty Baker said...

8-7 going into the 9th. NOT COOL, Snakes. Not cool at all.

NicJ said...

Just assume the Giants will win, ridiculously hot right now.

NicJ said...

Every out they make is productive.

Steve Sax said...

RIP Michael Clarke Duncan

Dusty Baker said...

Oyster Pubes double ties it up at 8.

JJ Putz: not good

NicJ said...

All tied up.

Paul said...

Fuckers.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I just let out a giant swarm of bees from my mouth when the Giants tied it.

RIP MCD

Paul said...

Gibby keeps The Putz in.

Dusty Baker said...

Gibby got the Putz out of there.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh wait, aha- thanks, ARI announcers who just told me that Putz was taken out. Who are these guys, drunk Mark Grace?

Paul said...

Two down. Now they will win it and I will throw my iPhone. No not yet. When do the new ones come out?

Dusty Baker said...

September 5 announcement on the new iPhones, Paul. You should be able to safely throw this one and only have to wait a few before snagging a new one. It will be worth it, believe me.

Dusty Baker said...

Free baseball. 8-8

Paul said...

Tied up still.

Thanks Dusty.

I'll save the iPhone destruction for our boys.

NicJ said...

The Giants have scored the 2nd most runs in the NL post ASB.

Steve Sax said...

The Giants are playing unsustainably. I'm Not worried. They will crash and burn.

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes will be diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis

NicJ said...

It would take a pretty monumental collapse for us to actually catch them. Im just hoping they suck in the playoffs.

Dusty Baker said...

I had a dream about AB disease last night. This season is taking a mental toll on me.

Dusty Baker said...

And the Gnats win it.

NicJ said...

Ballgame.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone invent a new cuss word that I can use to describe the Gnats' win?

Steve Sax said...

SF wins in ten. Bastards.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, we're not winning the division.

Dusty Baker said...

46

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Forgot to get pasta for dinner, Vinny! Headed to Vons so willbe a few mins behind on tha TEE-voh.

NicJ said...

Picked a crappy year to win the WC.

Orel said...

Giants will never lose again.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Well when the team was picked to finish last, i think everyone would have been happy with a shot at the wild card.

Orel said...

Oh right, it's Blanton.

NicJ said...

I'm already breaking out my * for the Gints. Two drug suspensions this year.

Orel said...

hedley

2-0 SD

Orel said...

That dude at the front railing totally whiffed on the home run catch.

Steve Sax said...

We still can win this division. Six head to head games, remember.

Now, starting this game spotting the Padres two runs doesn't help.

Orel said...

A-Gon walks. Kemp up.

Orel said...

Flies out to CF.

Orel said...

The actress who plays Jack in the Box's wife is everywhere!

MR.F said...

Wotchale.

Orel said...

Wotchale, Mr. F!

Steve Sax said...

Werner is owning us here

Orel said...

Andrew Werner is mowing through the heart of our lineup.

Orel said...

CRUUUUUUUUUUZ

Orel said...

Gary Shandling is behind the plate.

Paul said...

If you change your settings to Spanish it is Gary Shandalino

Orel said...

favorite player: Robert Andino

Orel said...

What's the point of walking the #8 hitter to load the bases with one out if the pitcher just strikes out? Now they have the leadoff hitter up with the bases still loaded.

Orel said...

Ks the pitcher and leadoff guy!

MR.F said...

Okay... offense please?

Orel said...

Kemp's swinging and missing at mid-80s stuff right over the plate.

Orel said...

Hanley Ks looking at an 89-mph pitch on the upper-insider corner.

MR.F said...

We're getting mowed down =(

Orel said...

At least Ethier made contact. Moral victory.

Paul said...

I wish our pitchers could pitch against the Dodgers a few times.

Orel said...

Chad Moriyama ‏@ChadMoriyama

Was that fastball too down the middle for Hanley to swing at or something? lol wut

Orel said...

Great play by Ellis. Shitty throw by Hanley.

Orel said...

1-6-3 DP! Finally the Padres do something we would do!

Orel said...

CRUUUUUUUUUUZ

karina said...

epale everyone!

sorry for the delay, I was busy being an aunt over facetime :)

Orel said...

Safe at home!

Orel said...

Luis did the limbo at home plate!

Orel said...

Epale, Auntie Karina!

MR.F said...

In play, runs!

Orel said...

The run scores and Werner ends his first-pitch strike streak.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chochitoooooo

karina said...

hello Orel!

Paul said...

Good game by Blanton after that shaky start.


Shakey's pizza should sponsor the first 3 innings of Dodgers games.

Paul said...

Hola Karina!

MR.F said...

I actually could go for Shakey's pizza. And some mojos.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shakey's Pizza is already sponsoring the Yankees' division hopes.

Orel said...

Matty Ks on three pitches. Is Werner that good or Kemp that bad today?

Orel said...

HANLEY

Paul said...

Is Kemp really swinging. His ABs are godawful.


Lo Viste!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HANLEY IS THE MOST AWESOMEST RAMIREZ.

MR.F said...

HANRAM!!!

Paul said...

Anyone know how the wild card game works as far as location? I assume top team gets the home game but
Knowing Bud the homerun derby decided it.

Orel said...

"The Board of Trustees will meet at the mound." —Vin

Orel said...

Wild card home field determined by which team hit into more DPs.

Dodgers have it sewn up.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Home field is determined by runs scored divided by losses to the power of three.

Orel said...

Home field is determined by which team has Juan Uribe.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Home field is determined by ME.

Paul said...

Don't think the Dodgers really want to play at home anyways.

Orel said...

Beli gives up the go-ahead run. 3-2 Pads.

Orel said...

Beli picked that ball up like he was looking for his contacts.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid Chase Headley.

Paul said...

Who will be the first SOSG to sing GBA at Dodger Stadium.

My money is on Nomo.

Stubbs was a front runner until he auditioned singing it in Latin.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DelinO sang the theme song to "Sanford & Son" for his audition.

Which is strange, because there are no words to that song.

Orel said...

PUNTO TIME

Paul said...

I hear Sax auditioned with a GBA/ Living La Vida loca remix.

Orel said...

Can't wait for Stults to shut us down tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

AC really turned heads when he mimed his performance.

Paul said...

I Predict a 4 run bottom of the 8th.

I am 2 for 367 in my predictions this year.

Paul said...

Dodgers are facing Gale Sayers?

Paul said...

We do lead the league in bitching.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This is pissing me off.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

They've got 'em right where they want 'em.

Paul said...

Wow. Lefties were 0-17 with 9 ks against him. First pitch single.

Orel said...

Karma all used up then?

Orel said...

J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra

Leon Landry, whom the Dodgers sent to Seattle in the Brandon League trade, clinched the California League batting title today.

Steve Sax said...

Well, this would be big.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Most of that average came with us.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel 7:44p: so Leon's getting LARGER?

Steve Sax said...

Dammit.

Orel said...

Matty might be pressing a little.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Would've been ball four.

NicJ said...

slider, down and away.

Steve Sax said...

I don't get that am/pm commercial. Beethoven is totally dead already.

Paul said...

Kemp swings at ball 4.

Paul said...

At least he made contact.

Steve Sax said...

Orel is getting ready to tackle me in case of a AGon walkoff

Steve Sax said...

Jamey Wright has been pretty good lately.

Paul said...

Handley has bat speed.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley, that was a bad time for K #3

Steve Sax said...

Now Ethier can't walkoff

Paul said...

Fuck!!!!!

Orel said...

Don't look now, Sax, but I'm outside your place getting ready to tackle you.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

STILL ALIVE

Orel said...

ANDRE!

Steve Sax said...

That was fucking huge, Andre

Against a lefty no less

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!.

MR.F said...

WHOO ANDRE!!

Orel said...

Cochito trying to end it with one swing.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, I'm watching the game in my mirror.that was a righty.

Paul said...

Cruuuuuuuzito!!!!

Steve Sax said...

This Cruz guy is fuking unbelievable.

I mean, he's no Uribe, but still.

Steve Sax said...

abreu on deck to PH for Wroght

Steve Sax said...

Sorry for all the typos guys

Steve Sax said...

End this, AJ!

Paul said...

Let's blow this guy and go home Ellis!

Wait...

Orel said...

Ha, Abreu.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Well, he ended something.

Paul said...

Blow this thing I meant...

Wait...

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Abreu is up there swinging like he hasn't played in months

Steve Sax said...

Abreu does not look comfortable there

Paul said...

Come on Bobby!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Thank goodness for Elymania.

Steve Sax said...

Neither do I. Extra baseball we go.

Steve Sax said...

Logan gets hit back. Premeditated?

Steve Sax said...

And yet, Logan had no forsythe that he was going to be hit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh shit, Headley, this game is over.

Orel said...

Nice recovery by League after plunking the first batter. Now let's win this thing.

MR.F said...

Okay top of the order. Let's win this!

Steve Sax said...

Cruuuuuuuuz rocks the 5-3 DP

I like that guy

Steve Sax said...

League is also pitching well of late, too.

I'm telling you, we are going to be fine in the postseason.

Dusty Baker said...

End this, MEllis!

Steve Sax said...

Now would be a nice time for Victorino to not suck

NicJ said...

C'mon Dodgers I have a fantasy draft to attend to!

Steve Sax said...

Shane, surprise me

Paul said...

Come on Vicster!

Hit him!

Steve Sax said...

Just take the walk Shane

NicJ said...

You suck, bruddah.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, Shane Victorino is the Dyin' Hawaiian

Steve Sax said...

The Not Complyin' Hawaiian

Paul said...

End this Gonzo.

Steve Sax said...

The Not Even Tryin' Hawaiian

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, that was ugly.

On to 11

MR.F said...

Booo-urns.

Steve Sax said...

What the hell was that commercial before Joe Theismann per-emptied it? Indian guy in white singing?

NicJ said...

The playoff spot not vyin' hawaiian .

Steve Sax said...

Another League? I am guessing not an Extraordinary Gentleman.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

League again? Man, this is cutting into my Elymania pool-er, I mean, fun. Yeah, fun.

Paul said...

That was the dog whisperer! But I don't know why

NicJ said...

This game would be over if Belisario would have just given me a damn picture.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Nic, you're saying that Belisario blew you off? That's not like him.

NicJ said...

Well i was dressed as a customs official.

Steve Sax said...

I am wrong, League does great. On to bottom 11.

Paul said...

That's for blowing off Fresno State Kotsay!!

Steve Sax said...

I am not a big Ketel One fan. I mean, it's good and all, but not great.

Steve Sax said...

Speaking of boo-urns...

Steve Sax said...

House of Pain going on at the Ravine

Orel said...

C'mon, Matty!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp taking all the way of strike 1

Steve Sax said...

Outside and away, kemp doesn't budge. 1-1.

Again. 2-1.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Matt. 0-for-5.

Paul said...

I had a big argument with a bartender once about having Ketel One one the top shelf.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Blue

Steve Sax said...

Come on Hanley

Steve Sax said...

200

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