Sunday, August 18, 2013

Game 123 Thread: Aug. 18 @ Phillies, 10:30a

Ricky Nolasco (4-1, 2.97 ERA as a Dodger) vs. Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.65 ERA)

Goooooood morning everybody!

What's left to say? Dodgers go for the Sandberg sweep before jetting off to Miami for four games. This is an early one for those of us on the West Coast, so we'll be getting our Bloody Marys on while cheering for the lads in Blue.

Forty games left. If we go 20-20, we finish 92-70. Not that we should set the bar low; aiming for 30-10 is not out of the question.

No Brian Wilson sighting yet, but keep your heads on a swivel! And don't let him try to hone in on your Bloody Marys.

90 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Wakie wakie eggs and bakie!

Hideo Nomo said...

Mmmmm. Breakfast baseball.

Neeebolito said...

I need grease and Dodger baseball.

Dusty Baker said...

M Ellis 2B
Punto 3B
Ramirez SS
Puig RF
Ethier CF
Van Slyke LF
Hairston 1B
Federowicz C
Nolasco P

Dusty Baker said...

We're putting in our C team today, but I still feel it.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Tony Jackson, "Lots of rain in the forecast, so it could be a long afternoon before the Dodgers board their charter for Miami."

Neeebolito said...

Wish i could nap between rain delays.

Steve Sax said...

Not liking the rain delay. How will we ever recover in time to face the formidable foe that is Miami?!

Just kidding. I hope we get this game in on time. I'm about to launch into an Ultimate Skillet (I will save the Grand Slam for the Dodgers today)

Steve Sax said...

@DB 8:22a: that's exactly the type of insightful reporting I expected to get from T-Jax

(I kid)

Steve Sax said...

AJEllis and Crawdaddy rest today

Dusty Baker said...

Saxy is sassy this morning!

Dusty Baker said...

Super, super Frank!
Super, super Frank!
Super, super Frank!
Super Frankie Lampard!

Chelsea win their opener 2-0.

Neeebolito said...

Playball!

Neeebolito said...

Dre!

BJ Killeen said...

annndre ETHIER!!!

Neeebs too said...

it's a Dre Day

Dusty Baker said...

I missed the Dre bomb as I wA walking to the cantina. Wow!

Dusty Baker said...

Some Angels "fans" here I know starting to convert to Dodgers. Plenty of room on the bandwgon.

Neeebs too said...

kazaam

Dusty Baker said...

Did folks pick up the story during last night's game where apparently Dre likes to use everyone else's bat, and how he just goes around grabbing bats until he finds one he likes? Hilarious. FB especially would like that story so we should remember to relay it to him when he returns from his walkabout.

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit. Ruf took Nolasco out of the Yard. 2-1 Dodgers.

Steve Sax said...

Dbacks losing 2-0, T6

BJ Killeen said...

I hear that story Dusty! Told Scott today.

BJ Killeen said...

Ugh

Dusty Baker said...

SF losing 4-3 in the sixth.

Dusty Baker said...

Uttley error allows Puig to reach.

Dusty Baker said...

DBags and Pie Rats tied at two.

BJ Killeen said...

BW Looks like a freak. He doesn't belong here

BJ Killeen said...

Puig. When ya gonna learn

Dusty Baker said...

Blasphemy I know, but we need to bench Puig and let him know why. He can't keep making STOOPID base running mistakes.

Steve Sax said...

Marlins take a 4-3 lead on giants, but giants are threatening in the top of the top of the sixth...nope. 4-3, B6.

Diamondbacks and Pirates tied at 2, B7

Steve Sax said...

Kemp likely out until September, as per Dodgers

Dusty Baker said...

Puig really costing us now. Risky throw to third lets the runner advance to second.

Steve Sax said...

Phils claw one out in the sixth. 2-2 through six.

Dusty Baker said...

Will we sub in some of our regulars the last inning or two to try to get the W and get out of town?

Steve Sax said...

Giants tie marlins at 4, t7. Bumgarner only lasted five and now the marlins are into the squishy bullpen (though to be fair it's the squishier marlins).

Steve Sax said...

D'backs have a runner at third with two out in the top of the eighth.

Dusty Baker said...

Indeed, we will. Uribe in for Enrique.

Steve Sax said...

And Didi Gregorious makes the third out in Pittsburgh. On to the bottom of the eighth, tied at 2

Steve Sax said...

Uribe PH here. Is the Juan Magic alive?

Steve Sax said...

FedEx is 1-for-3 with 2 Ks today. He's batting .229.

Uribe Ks. Two out

Dusty Baker said...

T Fed never looks like he's comfortable at the plate. Wish we had more backup options at catcher.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis with the third out. Hamels still going, 118 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

@DB: like Carlos Santana?

Dusty Baker said...

Time to put in Brad Lidge......oh.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd take a post-steroidal Paul LoDuca over T Fed.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single but Hamels' bunt gets the force at second, and Michael Martinez Ks. Two out.

Not sure why Hamels was batting there in the first place

Steve Sax said...

Puig nabs the fly out for out #3. On to the eighth!

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 5-4 B7
D-backs have a runner at first with two out, T9, tied at 2

Steve Sax said...

Marlins tie it at 5

Steve Sax said...

B9 in Pittsburgh. Lets go, Pirates

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk to Punto

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez bounces into a 1-6-3 GIDP. Boo.

Steve Sax said...

Pirates get a lead off walk in the ninth

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah why was Hamels batting in that situation?

Steve Sax said...

Puig flies out to end the eighth.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig needs a day off.

Dusty Baker said...

Using Paco a lot these days. If Spanky's boy friend Wilson were activated, he could be helpful in spreading the work around down the stretch.

Dusty Baker said...

But Paco reaches deep down and gets three outs. Well done! Now let's get a run or two and get out of town.

Dusty Baker said...

Wouldn't it be sweet to light up Papelbon here?

Dusty Baker said...

JHa with a single to keep the inning alive.

Dusty Baker said...

Look, Phillies fans leaving early.

BJ Killeen said...

Love seeing people leave with a tie game B9

Steve Sax said...

Tied at 2 in Pittsburgh as well, B10

Dusty Baker said...

I feel a DAMMIT coming on!

Steve Sax said...

Marlins take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth

Steve Sax said...

Steiner just called the Dodgers' magic number at 33.

That's gotta jinx things, right?

Steve Sax said...

Asche K

Steve Sax said...

ESPN.com has a really nice story on the child with SMA who threw out the first pitch at the AZ game. http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/story?storyId=9568358

Neeebs too said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dusty Baker said...

An old colleague works for Make A Wish and helped make that story happen, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

11th in Pittsburgh.

Ramirez' error gives the Phillies a runner, then Ruiz nails one to put runners at the corners with one out. Nice play by Puig.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: that is awesome about your friend. Well done.

Neeebs too said...

throw strikes you fucking mutt

Steve Sax said...

Going to the bottom of the 11th in Pittsburgh.

I think the Marlins just beat the Giants 6-5

Neeebs too said...

shit

Steve Sax said...

League had Young 0-2 and now it's 2-2

Steve Sax said...

"Ramirez bobbles the ball. The game is over."

Steve Sax said...

Time to root for Pittsburgh.

Steve Sax said...

I knew I should have ordered the grand slam breakfast this morning

Dusty Baker said...

I'm wearing my HanRam shirt today, and he does this to us. Crushed.

Dusty Baker said...

At least the Giants lost.

Hideo Nomo said...

A...loss?

Steve Sax said...

D'backs have a RISP in the top of the 12th, two out

Dusty Baker said...

Bottom 12th, Pie rats with man on 3rd. McCutcha up.

Dusty Baker said...

IBB to McCutcha.

Dusty Baker said...

JMart asked to get the walkoff.

Dusty Baker said...

Russ pops it up. We go to the 13th.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Time to start a fresh winnin streak.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Let's swing this Pirates thread over to there.