Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Game 8 Thread: April 10 @ Pads, 7p

Chad's back! Recycled joke!

Chad Billingsley (0-0, -.--) vs. Eric Stults (1-0, 0.00).

After yesterday's calamitous debut at Petco — "Wasteful at bat and sloppy on the mound," per Ken Gurnick — the Dodgers look to tone down the DPs and tone up the pitching.

Billingsley, who has a 2.62 career ERA against the Pads, somehow avoided Tommy John surgery due in part to an off-season regimen of platelet-rich plasma injections. He comes off the DL (displacing Tim Federowicz) to face old friend Stults, who threw five scoreless innings against the Mets last week.

The Dodgers went 11-7 against the Padres last season. If they want a winning record against them again, now would be a good time to start, don't you think?

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photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP

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Dusty Baker said...

200

Orel said...

I can't imagine where Dusty's stuck that he can't watch the game.

Hideo Nomo said...

His own house. Charter cable declined to carry the game on an alternate channel.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

On my sofa, Orel!

karen said...

Good job mellis. BTW, I'm totally cool with you being so bald.

Hideo Nomo said...

Heh.

Orel said...

Didn't Thatcher just die?

Orel said...

@Dusty: Ah, shit! Guess you'll be grumpy on Friday too.

Alex said...

#TeamPelon

Orel said...

DAMN just missed it!

Alex said...

Holy shit... Never seen a ball hit up there...

Steve Sax said...

Towering shot there, Kemp!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp is starting to stroke it. I'm feeling hopeful here.

Spank said...

SD peeps have always been known for their awesome choice in head attire.



not really.

Dusty Baker said...

Steiner tonight missed a call so bad (stop me if you've heard this one) where the runner on 1B had taken off to try to steal, but it was ball 4 for Cruuuuz. Either he or Monday announced ball 4 but Steiner couldn't comprehend that, and said the runner was out stealing. There was a noticeable pause before he questioned what was going on and then pronounced the runner safe. I only have a blank TV screen and I knew right away from "Runner is going...ball four called" what had happened.

Aaaaaand as I type this Steiner thought that Kemp swat was a sure HR, but then pronounced it foul.

(cries)

karen said...

My man gave that one a shot.

@Orel...re Thatcher...You're sooo bad! Hail Marys for you tonite.

Orel said...

Welcome to hell, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

I'll be watching from the bar on Friday. Mrs Dusty wouldn't let us out of the house tonight.

Orel said...

Ha ha, way too late for that, Karen!

Orel said...

AGon single!

Orel said...

I'm wondering if Mrs. Dusty is regretting that decision right about now.

Orel said...

Plunked Ethier!

Hideo Nomo said...

AGon is great against lefties and it may be rubbing off on Dre.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier HBP. Bases loaded, one out, top 9.

Orel said...

So Ethier can HBP lefties as well.

Spank said...

Rancho Cruziendo

karen said...

Thatcher pitching like he died last week.

Steve Sax said...

Padre infielders switching around positions like a clown circus

Orel said...

Bud Black is playing musical infielders.

Paul said...

This game has been so frustrating. I can't believe we are up by 3 runs.

Spank said...

bad karen bad.

Orel said...

Couldn't resist, couldja, Karen?

Orel said...

Whatever you do, A.J., don't take strike three looking!

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty, did you hear Steiner talking about Denorfia being from Bristol? Actual quote.

"Denorfia is from Bristol, CT. Same place... (Dead air for 45 seconds) He's a year older than ESPN."

karen said...

Spanky...It's Orel's fault.

Spank said...

well that sucked. i don't feel comfortable with a 3-run lead.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, and I also heard him say "Bellisario will stay on in left field."

Orel said...

They're playing "Enter Sandman" for Brandon League. How nice.

Orel said...

(Dead air for 45 seconds)

Dusty Baker said...

Dead air for 45 seconds would be a blessing.

Spank said...

yep,i don't trust League for shit.

Orel said...

Hundley good or League bad?

Steve Sax said...

League gets one ground out to short, but gives up a double to Hundley

karen said...

Brandon does not have Closer stuff. I'm not sure that he ever has.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 10:10p: Are you sure that 45 seconds wasn't commentary from Rick Monday?

Steve Sax said...

League has closer tattoos, however

Steve Sax said...

So does Sellers

Neeebs said...

League...Liga

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Dodgers. Don't make me rewrite the PGT.

Two out.

Orel said...

So what, flip Jansen and League? Kenley didn't dominate tonight either.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

How many more games until League blows up?

Spank said...

one more to go

Orel said...

Tying run at the plate for the Padres.

Spank said...

I need to puke. My homemade nachos or Leagues pitching?

Paul said...

Stay on target.

karen said...

Holy Shit.

Spank said...

down goes red 2

Orel said...

League: $25.5M/3 years

Dusty Baker said...

So, does Will Venable have a famous father? If I were listening to Vin I would know.

Orel said...

League spits on Sax's PGT.

BJ Killeen said...

Do we really have to do this every game??!!

Orel said...

1-2 count. Don't groove one here.

Paul said...

Stay on target.

Neeebs said...

League's wife's name is Sasha...for what its worth.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty stays IN Target.

Alex said...

...

Orel said...

You gotta be kidding me.

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Paul said...

Fuckin shit!

Orel said...

Damn you, Vincent D'Onofrio!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bullshit play

Neeebs said...

Ellis goof.

Dusty Baker said...

AJEllis has done that a few times recently. WTF?

karen said...

If Donnie Baseball is thinking Brandon League is this years Closer, we are in for a f***ing long, bumpy season.

Orel said...

0-2. Don't groove one here.

Dusty Baker said...

League must be pissed.

Paul said...

I hope he doesn't miss with that pitch.

Neeebs said...

Im pissef

Orel said...

It's too early in the season for this shit.

Spank said...

i need depends. forget about it. too late.

Paul said...

You have to keep it down League. Not too far.

Neeebs said...

Swung on and missed.

Orel said...

PHEW

Alex said...

phew!

Paul said...

We make potty!

Spank said...

*faints*

Orel said...

Dodgers win. Team looks shellshocked.

karen said...

Hang on by their freaking fingernails.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

34 pitch save... This guy won't be around long if he keeps that shit up.

Dusty Baker said...

This feels like a loss.

Steve Sax said...

Whew!

PGT UP

BJ Killeen said...

My nails are bleeding.

Paul said...

That was uglier than a slump buster.

Steve Sax said...

I want to punch that happy Burger King turkey burger guy in the face

Steve Sax said...

NPUT

BJ Killeen said...

12 LOB. Pitiful.

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