Sunday, June 22, 2014

Game 77 Thread: June 22 @ Padres, 1p

Who knew we'd stoop so low as to combine
 an old bad pun with a new meme?

Hyun-Jin Ryu (8-3, 3.18) vs. Eric Stults (2-9, 5.76)

I hate to bag on an Old Friend, but my god does Stults suck. I asked our summer intern to do some research on Stults' stint with the Dodgers. First thing she came up with was a list of other pitchers on the 2009 team, which was Stults' last season with us. It's not pretty, folks (the list, I mean, not the intern; she's cute). Here's a sample:

Sherrill, Vargas, Belisario, Broxton, Troncoso, Haeger, Schlichting, Mota, Milton, McDonald, Elbert, Wade, Schmidt, Leach, and Ohman

Oh man is right. Times was hard. Hey, speaking of Scott Elbert, word is that after about 14 Tommy John surgeries, a hip replacement, and a sex change operation, Elbert may be ready to re-join the team and contribute from the pen. The more the merrier if it keeps Paul Maholm from ever touching a baseball again.

We close this homestand (a Petco homestand, if you will) with today's matinee and then fly to Kansas City to take on a surprisingly hot Royals team that figures to be a good test. Sending the team off with a series win would go a long ways to keeping up the mostly positive momentum/foam party. And, no hard feelings, Eric Stults. You made a great memory for me when I was at the Yard and you beat the Gnats 8-0 on a complete game, four-hit shutout.

photo swiped from this odd website: http://stiltwalkers.com.au/qld/brisbane-bubble-man/

97 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Ramirez SS
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp LF
Van Slyke CF
Turner 3B
Ellis C
Ryu P

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta keep dancing.

Hideo Nomo said...

Karen, gotta keep cursing.

Dusty Baker said...

Good to see Puig out there. I know he's playing through it, but since they're letting him, it means that hip can't be too awful.

No Uribe activation yet but apparently it's imminent. Probably will join for the rest of the road trip.

Hideo Nomo said...

On the other hand, they could be letting him because Stan Conte went to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College.

Dusty Baker said...

He's in practice with Dr. Nick Riviera.

Orel said...

HI EVERYBODY

Hideo Nomo said...

HI DR. OREL!

Orel said...

Are you looking for a way to slice the cost of your medical expenses?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm looking for a way to slide off Maholm's finger so he can't pitch. Jesus f'in shit man, I could have three cadillacs (I'm already one in), jog to SD, and still pitch a better inning than he can.

Dusty Baker said...

Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo
Juan Uribe wants more ABs. He's off today and will play again with Rancho on Monday. No official word on activation from DL.

Hideo Nomo said...

King of Rancho Cucamonga.

karen said...

Another great GT, Dusty.

On the pregame they were talking about Torres cap saying it was distracting and unprofessional.

karen said...

How appropriate that William Carpenter throws out first pitch. He was honored with The Congressional Medal of Honor earlier this week for throwing his body on a grenade and saving his buddies. It's so nice to hear about a true hero these days.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Did the broadcast mention that he looked like a goitered up, penis head Elmer Fudd?

Dusty Baker said...

Here's to Mr. Carpenter.

karen said...

Dusty... Can I say penis head?? =)

Hideo Nomo said...

Feels like more scoring should have happened, but I'll take the 1-0 lead.

Dusty Baker said...

That's what I said after prom night, Nomo.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

It is mandatory.

Steve Sax said...

Just read about Carpenter on BBC. Wow.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis getting tagged out at home in the second was pretty sorry. Man he is slow now.

karen said...

2-0 Dodgers going to bot of 4th.

No score between fuckheads and Douchebags in 3.

karen said...

Break his collarbone, Ryu!!

karen said...

Fuckheads up 1-0 in 5th inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the fuckhead Fuckheads!

karen said...

Ryu gets into a little bit of a mess but gets out of it. Dodgers still up 2-0 through 4.

Fred's Brim said...

Double by Denorfia to start the 6th. This lead feels fragile

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Turner to get Cabrera but he had to come in for the ball and Denorfia snuck over to third

karen said...

Carlos Quentin up, I'm still waiting for payback.

Fred's Brim said...

FCQ with a slow grounder and the infield back, Denorfia scores

Fred's Brim said...

Medica with a double over SVS' head

Fred's Brim said...

Rivera pops to 1st to end the inning
I think we need some more runs

karen said...

Me thinks you're right, FB.

Fred's Brim said...

Looks like Ryu is done for the day, JP up in the pen
FB's nerves up for the next hour

Fred's Brim said...

ugh awful goal let in by USA

Fred's Brim said...

horrendous goal

Fred's Brim said...

Donnie saying Dee wasn't tagged going to first, official review, I don't think he'll win this one

Fred's Brim said...

stupid challenge

karen said...

Bot of 7. 2-1 Dodgers. They are now getting into our bullpen. Time for pharmaceuticals to get through this.

Fred's Brim said...

JP in for the bottom of the 7th

Fred's Brim said...

Maybin pops to Dee, Puig gives him a brotherly shove after

Fred's Brim said...

little nubbing chopper to JP for the second out

Dusty Baker said...

I believe in JP.

I do not believe in the US defense.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Brian Wilson is playing for POR by the way.

Fred's Brim said...

JP gets the high strike 3 for the 3rd out, great inning

Fred's Brim said...

Brian Wilson and/or Chris Birdman Anderson

Fred's Brim said...

youch, did Hanley hurt his left hand now?

Fred's Brim said...

he was holding his index finger out as he gripped the bat for that last pitch

Fred's Brim said...

Puig quietly arguing a called strike, if he gets rung up, I bet he goes loud and gets tossed

Fred's Brim said...

Puig moving well on that chopper to second but still gets thrown out

Dusty Baker said...

Puig quietly arguing is progress.

Orel said...

I wonder how Josh Byrnes would do with the Dodgers' payroll.

Fred's Brim said...

Adrian grounds out

karen said...

BWil coming in. I'm frightened Auntie Em.

Fred's Brim said...

USA getting some decent chances but haven't connected on anything just yet

Fred's Brim said...

JP still in. Mattingly only needs him until August anyway

karen said...

BWil not in. JP still pitching.

Fred's Brim said...

JP getting squeezed all of a sudden

Fred's Brim said...

Venable pops to 3rd for the first out

Fred's Brim said...

now it's BWil time

karen said...

Babe Smith to face BWil.

Fred's Brim said...

perfectly aligned shift gets us the second out

karen said...

Smith grounds to Dee. 2 down in 8th.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, B

Fred's Brim said...

ump not giving him the outside corner

Fred's Brim said...

wondeful, Quentin's up to ruin my day

karen said...

FCQ repping go ahead run.

karen said...

Out of it. Going to 9th 2-1 Blue.

Fred's Brim said...

yes, slow grounder right up the middle, Dee just has to tap second for the 3rd out

Fred's Brim said...

SVS draws a 1-out walk

karen said...

Matty K's for 7th time in the series. In a related announcement, our Matt Kemp Whores of America meeting has been moved to behind the Sizzler on Crenshaw next to the second Dumpster.

Fred's Brim said...

SVS hung out to dry on the botched hit and run

spank said...

during last nights broadcast Dick Enberg said Torres can hide a bottle of chardonnay in his cap amongst other things. serious up. the padres announcers were letting loose the insults on that cap

Fred's Brim said...

Turner walks, Ellis up

spank said...

i wanna see more fake injuries dammit! #WorldCup

Fred's Brim said...

Ellis pops to right
Jansen in for the third day in a row

Fred's Brim said...

#GGAllin or Nothing

Fred's Brim said...

Swinging K for the first out

Dusty Baker said...

Fuckin nervous time.

For Dodgers, not Estados Unidos.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: MVP comment before the game has ended

"Matty K's for 7th time in the series. In a related announcement, our Matt Kemp Whores of America meeting has been moved to behind the Sizzler on Crenshaw next to the second Dumpster." -Karen

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley Ks Rivera for the second out

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOOM!! Kenley strikes out the side! Partymakintime!

karen said...

Foam Party!!

Dusty Baker said...

Errybody in tha club gettin foamy!

Fred's Brim said...

Rollin with the Foamies

Fred's Brim said...

holy fuck, how did we not score on that, Un Lucky

Orel said...

A Ronaldo shank like that makes me think the fix is — NEVERMIND SCORE!

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit that was a laserbeam! 1-1!

Orel said...

Jones bent that like...like...some significant soccer personality

Fred's Brim said...

unreal

Fred's Brim said...

scored that with his dong!

Orel said...

Kings-like!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Orel said...

ugh

spank said...

awesome match.