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?

UPDATE: Looking for the game on TV? Click here.

photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP

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Paul said...


LF Crawford (L)
2B Ellis RF
CF Kemp
1B Gonzalez (L)
RF Ethier (L)
3B Cruz
C Ellis CF
SS Sellers
P Billingsley

Paul said...

I think the L stands for Libertarian. Uribe is out cause he is a neo capitalist.

Franklin Stubbs said...

So Punto is a States' Rights guy!? Who knew?

Alex said...

Sellers votes Green Party - it's not what he thinks it is...

Steve Sax said...

Did Shawn Green vote Sellers' party?

Spank said...

dick enberg pronounces uribes name oooribe. sounds like boooribe.well to me anyways.

Steve Sax said...

Ah, there it is! 689-1. Why didn't I guess that!

Steve Sax said...

Matt Kemp batting .120.

And there are two position players in the lineup batting worse than him.

Steve Sax said...

Hello Eric Stults!

Steve Sax said...

CRAWFORD LEADOFF HR

Steve Sax said...

Second pitch, Crawford goes yard.

Steve Sax said...

I don't know if it's my DirecTV or not, but I keep getting pixelated here.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis line out to short

karen said...

I know I'm a little late but atta boy CC!!

Spank said...

i heart crawford

Spank said...

i used to always have problems with reception when i had directv. not no mo with dish. you probably need to re-adjust the satt dish position,saxy.

Steve Sax said...

Mundo Fox.

Steve Sax said...

Last leadoff HR for the Dodgers: Dee Gordon last year, in COL

Steve Sax said...

(Dee who?)

Spank said...

Throw at Venables head,Billz. He has a stupid name.

Steve Sax said...

Cabrera reaches on a walk, Venable K swinging

Steve Sax said...

4-6-3 GIDP!

1-0 through 1

karen said...

UJTD!!!

Alex said...

Yup, Chadley still has huge thighs

Steve Sax said...

Gotta head to the other side boys and girls

Spank said...

le play doub le

Steve Sax said...

Interesting that SD has their logo in the center of their outfield grass, too

Paul said...

Up jumps the devil!

Steve Sax said...

Arizona, SF win big. Col loses

Paul said...

I do like their right field patio. I can't wait till someone gets nailed with a homerun while on their phone.

Alex said...

Spank, with your frequent use of "le", I've got to ask: what time does the norwal bacon?

Alex said...

Narwhal*

Steve Sax said...

CRUZ GETS HIS FIRST HIT

karen said...

CRRRUUUZZZ

Steve Sax said...

Would have been nice to have seen that Cruz hit non-pixelated, frickin' DirecTV

BJ Killeen said...

PTL

Alex said...

Fuck yeah, Cruz!

Paul said...

Cruz, you are no Juan Uribe

Steve Sax said...

A J ELLIS TWO-RUN BOMB

Spank said...

woo hoo mofos!!!

Steve Sax said...

Bring it, Dodgers!

Alex said...

I like these Dodgers alot better than yesterday's

karen said...

Luis looking happy

Hideo Nomo said...

Stults still loves us.

BJ Killeen said...

6 different Dodgers have homers.

Paul said...

Boooo!

Alex said...

Nice hustle Mellis

Alex said...

C'mon Matty Cakes!

Alex said...

damn.

Dusty Baker said...

I can't watch this fuckin' game, god dammit!

I'm too grouchy for this thread. Too grouchy for this thread.

karen said...

Happy B-day Dre!!

Paul said...

Darn it.

Hideo Nomo said...

A.J. smacked the shit out of that, but it stayed up too long.

Orel said...

"Can I ask you an honest question between you and me? What in the world is a hashtag?" —Vin

Alex said...

I love Vin

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I think the score is 3-0 but I can't make nything out on this piece of shit broadcast on verizon.

karen said...

I've been told that if you are a "true" baseball fan, you go for the pitcher's duel everytime. Me, I gotta go with the runs.

Vin cracking me up asking if cats can watch the dog tv.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Booooo

Spank said...

i hate vegetables

Orel said...

Dammit. 3-1 Dodgers.

Alex said...

Here's a stream of the game via reddit: http://www.vipbox.tv/baseball/148115/1/la-dodgers-at-san-diego-padres-live-stream-online.html

Orel said...

Bills was cruising in the first three innings. Not so much here in the fourth.

Alex said...

Lakers down to the Blazers at the half 69-61...

Alex said...

Ruh Roh...

Hideo Nomo said...

Ruh-roh.

karen said...

I was just outside...How did the pods get a run?

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Spank said...

le play doub lay

Orel said...

UJTD

Orel said...

@karen: Venable walk, Denorfia double.

Spank said...

@ karen

vegetable scored on a double by gomer pyle (d'orfnia).

Steve Sax said...

If all you've got are fastballs, Chadley, we are in trouble

Steve Sax said...

3-1 through four full

Hideo Nomo said...

#DustyCantWatch

Neeebs said...

Lurking

Spank said...

les miserables #DustyCantWatch

Orel said...

Crawford triple!

Spank said...

triple by crawdude!!

Steve Sax said...

Crawdaddy with a three-bagger

Neeebs said...

Crawford is kinda growing on me.

Steve Sax said...

This crawford guy is good

Steve Sax said...

Crawford must have stolen all of kemp's juju

Orel said...

Mellis RBI! 4-1 Dodgers!

Spank said...

mehllis!

Spank said...

snap out of it kemp. knock the shit out of the ball,holmes

Orel said...

Matty is sure swinging at some junk.

Orel said...

That'll do! Kemp's first single of the year?

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a single!

Steve Sax said...

Lets go AGon. Give them the dagger

Steve Sax said...

That was not a dagger, Adrian

Spank said...

damn. that ball ate up cabrera.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier up with dudes at the corners

Steve Sax said...

These Stults pitches are awful slow

Orel said...

Stults at 100 pitches.

Spank said...

damn.we should have scored more with the heart of the lineup batting. wasted opportunity.

Alex said...

Somebody at T-Mobile watched Django Unchained...

Steve Sax said...

What the hell is on that Cox banner behind home plate? Hello kitty meets Charlie Brown?

Steve Sax said...

Mellis with out 1

Paul said...

Hope our bullpen holds up tonight.

Orel said...

@Sax: Cox mascot

Steve Sax said...

Just as Vin praises Bills for using his head, he guesses they will be sitting on a fastball at 3-1, and chad throws just that. Base hit, padres

Steve Sax said...

Thanks orel

Weak mascot

Orel said...

I like that the Padres are swinging early in the count (except for last inning).

Steve Sax said...

Ransom...not paid

Orel said...

@Sax: Digi responds

Neeebs said...

Jesus Colorado is the Mascot for the Flaming Menudos. That's a weak Mascot.

Alex said...

Maybe dive next time?

Orel said...

That bouncer killed some worms.

Steve Sax said...

HR would be painful here

Steve Sax said...

Come on chad

karen said...

1 moron in the crowd chanting "beat LA".

Steve Sax said...

Shit I am nervous here

Orel said...

A.J. Ellis needs to go to Aaron Brothers. FOR SOME FRAMING

Steve Sax said...

Well done mellis!

Orel said...

WOW MELLIS!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Deefense bitches

Neeebs said...

Exhale.

Steve Sax said...

Bills escapes the fifth. 4-1

Alex said...

I almost shat my pants

Alex said...

Conflicted: love that Justice track used for that UFC on Fox commercial, hate UFC and Fox...

Orel said...

Cruz is back, baby!

Alex said...

Cruuuuuz

karen said...

Luis needs to talk to his daddy more often.

Spank said...

hedley

Orel said...

@Alex: Is it "Genesis"?

Orel said...

If Jedd were Irish, would his last name be O'Gyorko?

Spank said...

2 on one out.thunder thighs up.

Orel said...

Nice bunt, Chadley!

Alex said...

@Orel - Yep!

Saw them at Coachella last year, shit was BANGIN'!

Orel said...

It's official: Crawdaddy is a Threat.

Spank said...

nice bunt. intentional walk for crawdude. bases loaded.bring in urine!

Orel said...

RANCH'O ARDIEND'O

Orel said...

Make 'em pay, Mellis!

Spank said...

hedley

Orel said...

@Alex: Pretty kickin' track. I need you youngsters to introduce me to some new music.

Spank said...

MEH-llis

Orel said...

Caught looking.

Orel said...

AWO

karen said...

When did mellis get so bald?

Orel said...

AWO, werewolves of London

Orel said...

Hasn't Mellis always been a baldy?

karen said...

I am looking so forward to seeing 42

Orel said...

Lakers tied at 100.

Orel said...

Me too, Karen!

Orel said...

I miss the days when Vin said "Amaristo."

Orel said...

A gritty six by Chad!

karen said...

Bilz done for the night. Vin said "wonderful job" and I'll bow to Vinny everytime, but Bilz has been making me a little nervous all night.

Steve Sax said...

4-1 through six

Steve Sax said...

Lets go Kempus

Single!

karen said...

Matty Cakes! My man!

Alex said...

Nice Bison

Steve Sax said...

I don't know if bills or belli worries me more

Steve Sax said...

Alonzo should have forced kemp but bobbles that ball

Steve Sax said...

Ethier with the IBB

Orel said...

Lakers 106, Portland 103, 3:00 left

Alex said...

Good eye, Dre

Orel said...

WOW five LOB on two caught-looking Ks.

Steve Sax said...

Jellis strands 'em

Alex said...

Pull the fucking trigger!

Orel said...

Lakers win

Spank said...

that hedley bobblehead they've been pimping all evening looks like agonzo.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 36s

Final line on Chad Billingsley: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Spank said...

shit. beli is in.

karen said...

I know this is going to age me, but does anyone remember WILLIE Crawford roaming the outfield at DS back in the day?

BJ Killeen said...

Throw strikes you drunk Peruvian

Orel said...

@Karen: Wow, he was on the Dodgers for twelve years!

BJ Killeen said...

How many different uniforms do the pads have? Blue, brown, cammo, white....

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning, Belli. 10 pitches, one single, 0 runs

Steve Sax said...

Ali can call me if she doesn't want to talk to Carol.

Orel said...

Hello Kitty is a baller.

Alex said...

Katrina ain't here so ill have to say it - Belli is from Venezuela...

But yeah throw strikes!

Orel said...

@BJ: Hey now. He's stoned, not drunk.

karen said...

Thanks Orel, I don't feel like such a total senior!

Neeebs said...

saw Crawford many a time back in the day.
@Karen; Im the I'm the old guy here.
*looks for RBN*

Steve Sax said...

Sellers, you greedy fuck.

karen said...

Nice hussle Justin, but what were you thinking?

Steve Sax said...

If you're batting .150, and hit a leadoff single with a three-run lead late, why stretch it?

Spank said...

nice hustle but you out sellers.

Alex said...

Sellers thought he was Crawdaddy

Neeebs said...

You can say that again

Orel said...

Sellers caught trying to stretch. Way to push your luck.

Orel said...

It's true, Neeebs is very old!

Spank said...

I remember Darryl Thomas out in centerfield and his basket catches always giving me heart attacks.

Spank said...

Red Sux sellout streak comes to an end. Good times.

Orel said...

Amen, Spank.

Steve Sax said...

Jansen with a K

karen said...

Good grief, pod fans are almost as ugly as gnat fans. I just HATE those bastards in NoCal.

Steve Sax said...

Denorfia with a one-out single. He's batting better than Crawford!

Steve Sax said...

Jansen getting hit here. Back to back singles, one out.

Orel said...

Hold it together, Ken Lee.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp tracks down a deeeeeeeeeeep fly out.

Glad they didn't move the fences in any further

karen said...

I think I'm feeling a little full of myself playing the hate card in San Diego. On a Wednesday.

Ha-ha Jerkoff. No soup for you.

Spank said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyP5prAf4RU

Spank said...

should have left the coke head on the mound.

Orel said...

Great hustle, Skip!

Steve Sax said...

Schumacher with a sweet catch!

Spank said...

wow! nice fucking catch,skip!

karen said...

Atta boy Skipper!!

Alex said...

Nice leather, Skip!!

Dusty Baker said...

Wish I could have seen that catch.

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