Thursday, June 27, 2013

Game 78 Thread: June 27 vs. Phillies, 7p

Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79) vs. Herman Q. Pettibone IV, Esq. (3-3, 4.14).

"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I am Herman Q. Pettibone IV of Pettibone Estates. It comes to my attention that my great-grandnephew, one Jonathan H. Pettibone, will be pitching the base ball today on behalf of the city of Philadelphia. Of course, in my day the association was known as the Philadelphia Athletics; a bevy of scoundrels, they.

"And if you thought 'Phillies' was redundant and somewhat vulgar, look at the opposing association: the 'Dodgers,' apparently named after the riff-raff which used to slink and skulk out of the way of Brooklyn's trolleys. How, if you'll pardon the play on words, pedestrian.

"Well, here's wishing for a gentlemanly contest between both base ball associations. May the snootiest team prevail!"

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Hideo Nomo said...

Nats and Snakes tied at 2, Top 7.

Hideo Nomo said...

Er, Bottom 7.

Steve Sax said...

What's up, Shep?

Steve Sax said...

Colorado up 2-0 on the Mets, bottom 3

Steve Sax said...

Orel: +1 on the "pedestrian" pun

Hideo Nomo said...

Huh. I somehow missed that Colorado was playing today.

Paul said...

The city of Brother Love!

Hideo Nomo said...

Mets got a run in the fifth, but still trail 2-1, Top 6.

Orel said...

So, Nolasco or Garza?

Orel said...

Another day, another favorited tweet by @Dodgers. Nice work, Gnomes.

Steve Sax said...

Mets just went up 3-2 in the 8th in Colorado

Steve Sax said...

Tonight's Mellis-less lineup:
Schumaker 2B
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Ethier LF
A Ellis C
Uribe 3B
Punto SS
Greinke P

Steve Sax said...

No Hanley, either

Steve Sax said...

Arizona up 3-2 on the Nats, T 11

Steve Sax said...

Washington's Craig Stammen falling apart here in the top of the 11th. Two on, two out, Arizona with a 3-2 lead.

Steve Sax said...

Orioles tie the Indians at 3 (thanks, MLB network!)

Paul said...

Rockies down 3-2.

Steve Sax said...

And, the Diamondbacks win. Boo.

Steve Sax said...

Mets 3, Rox 2, going to the bottom of the ninth

Steve Sax said...

Bobby Parnell in to close the ninth for the Mets (gulp)

Steve Sax said...

Orioles rolling in the fifth; now up 7-3 on the Tribe

Steve Sax said...

Colorado loses!

Steve Sax said...

Bottom 7, and the tarp comes out at Camden Yards. O's lead 7-3.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers Live is ending. I gotta hop.

Go Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA goes 14th, picked by Utah but traded to Minnesota.

Hideo Nomo said...

So he's not Shajazz?

Fred's Brim said...

great post, Orel!

Spank said...

I feel unworthy as I am not an elitist to comment in tonights GT.

Fred's Brim said...

No Hanley?

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty has taken up residence at Fenway, Marla is at Dodger Stadium, and I'm on my ass on the couch.

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank let's roll on these pompous jerks!

Fred's Brim said...

the thing that everyone mentions about Charlie Manuel: he used to wear a colostomy bag in the dugout

Fred's Brim said...

great crowd tonight - gotta get that bobblehead

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes - I was watching Liar Liar earlier today. There was a scene where Jim Carey and his kid were going to have a catch and the kid said he'd be Nomo and Carey would be Canseco. I thought of you

Fred's Brim said...

wow that was so close to being out

Spank said...

You know it FB. I'm crashing this motherfucker!

Fred's Brim said...

Dre in left!

Steve Sax said...

did that ball, hit off of pettibone's foot and caught off the ricochet by rollins, ever hit the ground?

Steve Sax said...

pettibone makes the next pitch to A-gon so I guess it's irrelevant

Fred's Brim said...

did Puig hurt himself?

Orel said...

@FB: Thanks!

Orel said...

Puig goes from first to third on an AGon single!

Fred's Brim said...

hehe that was a cool spin Puig did at third

Hollandsworth said...

Nice twirl from Puig there.

Orel said...

KempBI!

Steve Sax said...

Kemp RBI! A-Gon to third, Kemp on second. One out.

Steve Sax said...

With the exception of the Schumaker walk, every Dodger has hit Pettibone hard

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank - I think the move is to crash through the doors of their snooty alumni club with a motorcycle, do a bunch of crazy donuts and watch their monocles fall into their brandy

Fred's Brim said...

Matty!

Steve Sax said...

(Sax clearly has not hopped yet)

Steve Sax said...

(Sax clearly needs some hops, in his beer)

Orel said...

Don't normally like seeing Kemp pulling the ball like that but I guess when you pull it down the line it doesn't matter.

Orel said...

Sometimes you're all talk, Sax. We want to see you commenting from the road.

(not really)

Orel said...

Dre with the bases-clearing double. I like this.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier double scores two! 3-0 Dodgers, one out in the first

Hollandsworth said...

Petti's boned.

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow, who the hell IS this team?

And where the hell have they been all year?

Orel said...

Herman Q. Pettibone IV, Esq. must be rolling in his grave.

MR.F said...

Hey, early lead.

Fred's Brim said...

DRE

Paul said...

I said good day sir!!

Orel said...

Dodgers are out-snootying the Phils!

Orel said...

I SAID GOOD DAY

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: Given my driving, you don't want to see me commenting from the road.

That's what Siri is for

Paul said...

come on AJ keep the train movin.

Orel said...

We need an app that will convert Siri to Blogger comments.

Steve Sax said...

I'll leave after this inning, I promise

Steve Sax said...

Looks like a nice night out there. Full crowd, I'm assuming for the bobblehead

Orel said...

Keep in mind Philly's bullpen should be gassed from last night's extra-innings game against the Pads.

Spank said...

I've got Gameday ackshun going so i'll be commenting on the movie Class Act.

Hollandsworth said...

$20 says Pettibone's gone by 2+.

Paul said...

Damn. Lucky catch.

Orel said...

Delmon defeats A.J....this time.

Steve Sax said...

Nice catch by Delmon Young there in right; AJ Ellis almost had a double of his own there.

Replay shows Young had his eyes closed for that catch

Orel said...

@Hollandsworth: Not if Uribe keeps on swinging at the first pitch like that.

Fred's Brim said...

oh damn, the drunken spaz got lucky to catch that

Paul said...

Uribe goes into 2012 party pooper mode.

Spank said...

I'd thrash Damita.

Hollandsworth said...

Yeah, that happened as soon as I hit that publish button.

Oops.

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA through 1. NOW I have to go.

Paul said...

Zack, this is what you call an early lead. Very rare in Southern California. Please be gentle with it.

Hollandsworth said...

Aaaaannnnnd there it goes.

Hollandsworth said...

Way to jinx it, Paul.

Fred's Brim said...

blah

Spank said...

damn

Fred's Brim said...

take it easy around the walls, Matty

Paul said...

Sorry guys.

Orel said...

I guess this Domonic guy is for real then.

Orel said...

Clearly Zack doesn't know what to do with a lead.

Fred's Brim said...

cripes
figure it out, Zach

Spank said...

Dodgers can never do anything easy.

Orel said...

Wasn't Chooch suspended for PEDs? Where is he now?

Hollandsworth said...

Nice throw.

Fred's Brim said...

sheezus, he'll be at 50 pitches before the end of the inning

Spank said...

Will i be classified as a racist if i laugh at this movie?

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel - he's waiting on the bench to ruin our evening and weekend

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank - you are racist if you don't laugh

Orel said...

Thanks, Delmon!

Orel said...

Delmonic

Steve Sax said...

Young picked off second!

Fred's Brim said...

woo!

Orel said...

Only 347 pitches for Zack in the 2nd.

Spank said...

pick off

damn gameday delay

Fred's Brim said...

good recovery, Zach

BJ Killeen said...

Finally watching. Liking what I see

Paul said...

Magic just tweeted he is having dinner with Herman Q. Pettibone IV, Esq.

Cliff Beefpile said...

On the couch with my champagne wishes and caviar dreams, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Juan Samuel drove me crazy in 1991. He started off so hot and was pure Urine in the second half of the season. If he could have hit even .250 after the all star break, we could have finished ahead of the barves

Fred's Brim said...

hehe nice, Paul

Orel said...

The most Punto-esque single ever.

Spank said...

pinkies up,bishes

Orel said...

Ha! Nice, Paul!

Fred's Brim said...

damn, nice call

Fred's Brim said...

great bunt, NOW GET HIM HOME, SKIP!

Hollandsworth said...

Pretty lame call by the ump there.

Paul said...

Don't bring up 1991 FB. Thinking about the last week of that season still makes me cry.

cc: Spanky.

Fred's Brim said...

Skipford Olivier Schumaker, he of the Torrance Schumakers, can't get it done

Steve Sax said...

Dammit.

Paul said...

Back to the minors with you Puig!

Fred's Brim said...

That was poor. I blame you, Skip

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

Man on third one out can't score

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB

He's new money, you know. Not surprising.

Orel said...

A.J.'s got a gun....

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice throw, nice tag!

Fred's Brim said...

wow nice throw!

Spank said...

Class Act repeat. Where's my gold toof?

Orel said...

All of a sudden he's Cy Pettibone.

Hollandsworth said...

Okay, fine. Who do I start writing checks too?

Hollandsworth said...

*to.

Orel said...

Siddowmonic!

Spank said...

woohoo!! FREE BEER DAY! A Growler of Yellowtail Ale from my uncle and a 12 pack of Bud from my aunt.

(cries)

And Class Act!!

(faints)

Orel said...

I'm glad we got those three in the 1st, because we haven't done jack shit since.

Paul said...

Yellowtail!

Orel said...

growler...hee hee

Orel said...

Utley bloop RBI. 3-2 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Shit, Zack, get it together. Tie game.

Fred's Brim said...

we're too fancy for this nickle and dime shit!

Orel said...

UJTD!

Steve Sax said...

Looks like pettibone got it under control. 3-3 tie.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is it me or does Howard not look as big as he used to?

Orel said...

"This Puig fellow is worth $42 million. We may invite him to the next wine tasting."

Orel said...

Anyone else notice disappearing comments?

Hideo Nomo said...

My comments seem fi...

Orel said...

*whoosh*

Orel said...

I thought Cliff left a comment re: Howard looking smaller than before.

Orel said...

I had a comment disappear earlier today.

Paul said...

Anyone else notice a disappearing winning streak?

Orel said...

UJTD!

Paul said...

UJD!

Paul said...

Double Dammit.

Paul said...

Orel's comment disappeared.

Orel said...

See? My UJTD comment just disappeared!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers went 1-2-3 in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Time to wake up!

Steve Sax said...

We lost a shitload of comments there

Paul said...

Is MJ Fox in the past trying to stop Orel from disappearing?

Steve Sax said...

That's really weird

Neeebs said...

Vinny just called Ryu, Byun Jun Kim

Orel said...

"Chuck! Chuck, it's Marvin! Your cousin, Marvin Berry."

Paul said...

Maybe the NSA found the site not so harmless.

Neeebs said...

Pretty Bone is so hittable. Pound him.

Orel said...

"Hyun-Jin! Hyun-Jin! It's Byun Jun Kim. Your cousin, Byun Jun Kim."

Orel said...

Phillies' plan: Give up 3, then pitch perfect game.

Paul said...

14 in a row.

Neeebs said...

15 in a row by Pretty Bone.

Fred's Brim said...

this is approaching annoying

Paul said...

Come on Dodgers!
It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby!

Neeebs said...

Almost named our band, Gorgonzola but I thought it would be too cheesy.

Orel said...

Alison?

Orel said...

GREAT now Puig's hurt. And we're losing.

Hollandsworth said...

Son of a

Paul said...

We have to do something about these walls.

Orel said...

I thought Matty softened them up the other night.

Steve Sax said...

Now 4-3. Not good.

Fred's Brim said...

officially annoying

I am so tired of all of these assholes

Steve Sax said...

Is Puig really hurt? Not watching the game

Orel said...

Howard fall down and go boom. Guess he's still pretty big.

JFK said...

Bundt cake.

Orel said...

According to Twitter, Puig left the dugout with trainers but returned a few minutes later.

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax he banged against the wall pretty hard but stayed in. He's seems to be nearly hurt at least once a week. Hopefully it's another one of those

Paul said...

@Neeebs

But I did like that we kept with the theme with the all girl punk band we discovered, The Lactic Cultures.

Orel said...

Two on, one out for pinch Hanley.

Hollandsworth said...

Feeling something special here.

Orel said...

IBB to pinch o' Hanley

Paul said...

Come on guys!

Paul said...

Come on guys!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO for Skipford Olivier Schumaker of the Torrance Schumakers!

Orel said...

Skip Ks. At least he didn't hit into a DP.

Fred's Brim said...

god DAMMIT SKIP, do something!

Hollandsworth said...

Oh boy.

Orel said...

OK Puig, here's your chance to disappoint us!

Hollandsworth said...

Cue the lights.

Fred's Brim said...

that's twice!

Orel said...

Puig is still woozy from his meeting with the outfield wall.

Orel said...

Hello, girl in green hat!

Orel said...

Holy shit! Puig delivers again!

Hollandsworth said...

OH YES.

Paul said...

Fuckin amazing. No way he should have hit that. But he did.

Orel said...

Did you see Uribe chugging down the third-base line?

Fred's Brim said...

amazing

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