Sunday, August 04, 2013

Game 110 Thread: Aug. 4 @ Cubs, 11:20a

"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking, Did he fire one shot or only zero?"

Stephen Fife (3-3, 2.76) vs. Carlos Villanueva (2-7, 4.33).

Did you hear Charley Steiner on the radio the other day when Kevin Kennedy told him Fife might be starting today? Charley just about lost his shit imagining the fun he would have announcing a (Darwin) Barney-Fife matchup. Rick Monday even got a zinger in, saying, "You can spend the next two days rehearsing your ad-libs."

Announcer heaven aside, the Dodgers can execute a four-game sweep of the Cubs by battering Villanueva. "The right-hander has a 6.04 ERA in five starts since rejoining the rotation July 7 and an 8.22 ERA in his last three," ESPN tells us. The only question is whether Yasiel Puig gets the day off to rest his tender wrist.

146 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Barney not in Cubs lineup. Steiner disconsolate.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching. Complete the sweep, Fife Dawg!

Alex Cora said...

Who got DL DFA sent down?

BJ Killeen said...

Give Puig the day off...not needed as we've broken the Cubs...they'll go down without a fight.

The game should be over just in time for the Dolphins/Cowboys HOF matchup at 5 pm!

Dusty Baker said...

SVS optioned as Fife came off the DL. Puig not in lineup today.

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford LF
M Ellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Ethier CF
A Ellis C
Schumaker RF
Uribe 3B
Fife P

Paul said...

Think Uribe is due for a few doubles.

Dusty Baker said...

you mean a few double doubles?

Paul said...

I think he messed around and got a triple double.

Dusty Baker said...

#IceCube

Dusty Baker said...

Puig available today if needed, per Donnie on Dodgers Live.

Dusty Baker said...

Just saw that Dad tweeted us yesterday:

"@sosgsosg You Boys need to do a road trip to Chcago next summer! All die-hard B Fans have 2 spend 1 day of summer @wrigleyfield."

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...HanRam clowning behind Steve Lyons during the piece on how small the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field is.

Lyons is the real clown.

Steve Sax said...

Diamondbacks didn't score against Boston in the top of the first

Giants have two on with one out vs the rays in the top of the first

Dusty Baker said...

Brandon McCarthy on the mound for D'bags. I expect BoSox to tee off on that little bitch.

Steve Sax said...

We've got Mariners @ Orioles playing on one of our laptops

Steve Sax said...

Giants score 1. Two out, "men" at corners

Steve Sax said...

Saunders on for Baltimore. See Dusty's comment earlier

Dusty Baker said...

AGon rockin a sweet bowling shirt in that piece on the annual bowling charity event.

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino w a shitty AB. I remember when he did that for us, but briefly.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife's beard is fuckin tight.

Dusty Baker said...

Parra error in RF! Eat it D'bag.

Alex Cora said...

Uribe is all animal style

Dusty Baker said...

Eric Collins: buzzkill

Or rather, a reason to obtain a buzz.

Alex Cora said...

@dusty. Awesome tweet from dad. Can you ask him if we will go can sit with him? Even better, he buying? Maybe take HIM for Father's Day.

Dusty Baker said...

I can picture all the Sons in the back seat of a station wagon while Dad drives us to Wrigley.

Steve Sax said...

Rays take a 2-1 lead after 1. Moscoso pitching for SF. He's got a 9.82 era.

Steve Sax said...

Dbacks and Red Sox, scoreless through two

karen said...

I know Dad meant to include all daughters as well. He's to awesome to forget us.

Dusty Baker said...

Boring-ass Red Sox game. I want to see D'bags pummeled.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

You get the little seat in the back of the station wagon that faces backward!

Steve Sax said...

Looks like a nice day there @ Wrigley

Dusty Baker said...

Who is this Carl Newhouse punk pitcher? We got this.

Steve Sax said...

Villanueva vs Dodgers: 11.45 ERA

karen said...

@Dusty...I know exactly which one you're talking about. I remember it from my mom and dad's '72 Torino station wagon!

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford should have taken that meatball into lake Michigan.

Steve Sax said...

Two bad swings for Crawford there

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count

Dusty Baker said...

Don't make me turn this car around, Karen!

Steve Sax said...

Crawford just fouling 'em off

Steve Sax said...

Nice AB for Carl there, even though he flies out to left

Dusty Baker said...

Strike called 5 seconds after the pitch.

Steve Sax said...

This whole Dusty and Karen in the backseat thing has me a little weirded out.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

But you're not weirded out by the idea of a road trip with Dad?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

Scott Van Slyke was the guy sent down to make room for Fife. Make it happen, Fife.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis starts 0-2, has an 8-pitch AB, but Ks

Spank said...

Shalamar

Steve Sax said...

AGon grounds to first. 1-2-3 first inning

Dusty Baker said...

From 9:54am to 11:28am - I need a DAMMIT from you, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife tha didawg is in tha house.

cc: Fred's Brim

Dusty Baker said...

Collins and Lyons, you are just terrible. You didn't even get the Barney-Fife matchup and you STILL tried to make the joke. Just turn off your mics, jackasses.

Surly factor: 6.5

karen said...

I don't mind the walls at Wrigley. It's all part of the fun, except for when the Dodgers are there. Then they scare the crap out of me.

Dusty Baker said...

A Martinez: get a real fucking first name, man.

Steve Sax said...

A Martinez is not looking good. Must be that Take 2 debacle on NPR

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa, Dinner broke HanRam's bat after that walk. Hanley's lucky Dinner didn't eat him.

Steve Sax said...

Belated DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

I'm thankful there isn't a reading comprehension exam on this GT

karen said...

I just caught the end of that. Did lazy Navarro break HanRam's bat??

Steve Sax said...

I always did well on the analogy section, however

Dusty Baker said...

As long as there isn't a match section, Sax.

karen said...

Just saw Dusty's post. Are we gonna kick someone's ass...I hope.

BJ Killeen said...

Don't be stirring up shit Navarro

Steve Sax said...

Jamey Carroll : Mini-Sirloin Burger : : Juan Uribe : Double Double

Dusty Baker said...

Two walks. Now let's take Newhouse out of the Yard and be done with it.

BJ Killeen said...

Up tours Navarro

BJ Killeen said...

@Sax: leave Jamey alone!

Steve Sax said...

Navarro is a punk

Dusty Baker said...

Adam Dunn hit a ball far today.

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis RBI single. Suck that, Dioner

BJ Killeen said...

Yours not tours! Damnyouautocorrect.com

Dusty Baker said...

OfJesus muffs the ball and HanRam scores. Wonder if he said some shit to Dinner?

Dusty Baker said...

Take on out, Skip.

BJ Killeen said...

Good call Sax!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

Sax: did you call that or are you listening to the radio and its that far ahead of TV?

Dusty Baker said...

Time for one of those corkscrew swings resulting in a HR, Uribe.

karen said...

Does Fife have the balls to throw at someone??

Dusty Baker said...

Someone hit the god damned ball out of the god damned Yard, already.

Dusty Baker said...

Sure is a sad little SF flag there at the bottom of the NL West flagpole.

karen said...

@Dusty...Those poor gnats. It just breaks my heart.

karen said...

Fast inning for Fife.

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit. Gnats up 3-2.

Dusty Baker said...

The Dodgefather is at the Yard.

Steve Sax said...

Seems like I might have an early tv feed? 2-2 count to agon

Steve Sax said...

3-2

Steve Sax said...

AGon fly out

Dusty Baker said...

To hear Collins call that fly ball, you'd think it was headed into Canada. Jesus Colorado, man.

Dusty Baker said...

BoSox up 2-0.

Dusty Baker said...

Rizzo where are the rest of the Pink Ladies?

Dusty Baker said...

It is weird, indeed, how baseball players play for various teams, isn't it Collins?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck, Stockard Channing takes a two-strike pitch to CF to extend the inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit I wanted to be able to throw at this tub of shit.

Dusty Baker said...

Out of the inning!

Spank said...

Fuck yeah! Tommy taking a nap like it's nobody's business.

Neeebs said...

Need some splainin'. So Dodgers call up Fife as a sixth starter JUST so we get a pitching match-up in St. Louis?

Steve Sax said...

@Neeebs: I think they wanted to save Greinke for the Cards rather than the Cubbies

Steve Sax said...

TB ties it at 3

Red Sox up 4-0 on AZ

Steve Sax said...

@DB 12:10p: exactly, Collins' HR calls are almost as bad as Steiner's

Steve Sax said...

Top 7 in Boston, Red Sox up 4-0 on AZ

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Rays are tied at 3, B6

Steve Sax said...

1-0 LA, start of the bottom of the fifth

Steve Sax said...

DeJesus hits one over the mound, Ramirez with a nice play to get the 6-3 out

Steve Sax said...

Dugout shots of clayton flicking sunflower seeds

Steve Sax said...

Skipster with a great catch on a foul ball in right. Has to step over the uneven ground of the bullpen, plus make the catch before the padding in the wall.

Nice job!

BJ Killeen said...

Shumy is channeling Puig!

Steve Sax said...

Fife with the called strike 3 on Rizzo for the third out in the fifth. Nice job.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis with the leadoff walk in the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

What happened to the comments here? Wake up, people!

Steve Sax said...

Lyons, on a deep fly ball by A-Gon: "This ball's going to be in the air."

Thank you, Oracle at Lyons

Steve Sax said...

One out. Here's HanRam

Steve Sax said...

Two more fly outs and the leadoff walk is wasted.

Steve Sax said...

TB takes a 4-3 lead on the Giants.

AZ still down 4-0. Colorado down 5-1 to Pittsburgh.

karen said...

I still think we need to nail lazy ass Navarro. Losing Fife to a 2 game suspension would be worth it.

karen said...

That was a little scary,

karen said...

Now the lazy ass is stealing signs?? We REALLY need to fuck with him.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wrigley Field is stupid.

karen said...

Hanley holding his right shoulder after going into the stands. No DL baseball gods.

*Quickly starts praying*

Dusty Baker said...

Watching in a place w sound down. What is speculation on HanRam? Thought he broke his fall ok so not sure what happened.

Dusty Baker said...

I agree w Karen. Need to throw at Dinner. And others just for good measure incl Pink Ladies.

Alex said...

LOLZ.

RIZZO U SUCK.

D-D-DOUBLE KILL!!!

karen said...

@Dusty...It looked like he was slowing his momentum going in, but he came out bending over, obviously hurt. No word yet on how bad.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Throw at either Howell or Dinner. Both seem like assholes. And FUCK Wrigley Field.

Alex said...

oh shit just got in, hanram went down

was it bad?

Alex said...

Rizzo still sucks.

karen said...

@Alex...It looked like it could be bad, but no word yet.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 through eight

Alex said...

Karen, just saw the replay - f the friendly confines

Steve Sax said...

Oh no. If Hanley has hurt that shoulder...

Alex said...

Shredder with the lead off walk, let get some runs boys

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is Kemp still on track to be back soon?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Howell?! I meant Ransom...throw at Ransom or Dinner.

Alex said...

El Cubano rustlin around in th dugout...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Uribe.

BJ Killeen said...

Let's finish this and get outta Dodge before anyone else goes down

Orel said...

Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson 8m

Dodger Nation: I hope that @HanleyRamirez is not seriously hurt.

BJ Killeen said...

Didn't know KJ's middle name is Geronimo!

BJ Killeen said...

Whiff

Cliff Beefpile said...

Suck it, Chicago.

karen said...

5.5 up. Now, we wait to hear about HanRam.

Alex said...

ONWARD.

hope hanram's iiite.

later yall

Alex said...

almsot forgot...

Cubs suck.

That is all.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 1m

A jammed shoulder for Hanley Ramirez. We will know more information tomorrow.

Orel said...

Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick 6m

Ramirez in a sling, MRI tomorrow. Didn" t feel anything pop, Mattingly said.

Dusty Baker said...

Keep the HanRam news coming.

Dusty Baker said...

Chelsea!

Steve Sax said...

Post-game thread up, with HanRam news (from ESPN).