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July 8 Game Chat
2008-07-08 18:21
by Jon Weisman
Comments (238)
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2008-07-08 19:01:50
1.   jujibee
Let's do this. Here's to taking the first 2 from the braves.
2008-07-08 19:04:28
2.   Bob Timmermann
They can't win the season series this year so the Dodgers streak of not winning the season series against the Braves stretches back to Aught Two.
2008-07-08 19:05:22
3.   El Lay Dave
Tonight's lineup, yet again:

Kemp RF
Ethier LF
Martin C
Kent 2B
Loney 1B
Jones CF
Garciaparra SS
DeWitt 3B
Billingsley P

2008-07-08 19:07:51
4.   Bob Timmermann
The last time Billingsley faced the Braves, Andruw Jones hit a home run.
2008-07-08 19:09:14
5.   El Lay Dave
Braves lineup:

G. Blanco lf
Y. Escobar ss
C. Jones 3b
M. Teixeira 1b
B. McCann c
J. Francoeur rf
K. Johnson 2b
M. Kotsay cf
J. Jurrjens p

2008-07-08 19:11:50
6.   Bob Timmermann
Sabathia comes out of the game in Milwaukee after six innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned), walking 5 and striking out 5.
2008-07-08 19:12:46
7.   El Lay Dave
From the ItD (Rawitch) Blog:

"We just got done doing a live web chat with Matt Kemp and throughout Delwyn Young was chiming in. Hopefully some of you got the chance to join in... there were more than 1,000 questions, which might be an all-time high. Pretty cool. If you missed it, the transcript will be up on the site soon."

The chat transcript is up:

2008-07-08 19:12:58
8.   Terry A
Has it been noted that the Braves' pitcher's name sounds like something George Lucas would dream up?
2008-07-08 19:13:55
9.   DodgerBakers
Schmidt is not off to a good start giving up a triple and a homerun in 2/3 of an inning so far. He did throw as fast as 92, though. Seems to be averaging around 88-90 or so though from the sound of the guy calling the game.
2008-07-08 19:14:53
10.   Bob Timmermann
Is the guy calling the game giving you the pitch speed or are you trying to determine the speed through a Doppler shift sort of thing?
2008-07-08 19:16:07
11.   Bob Timmermann
Are the Braves wearing the all blue caps tonight or are they using the ones with the red bills?
2008-07-08 19:18:00
12.   El Lay Dave
10 Doppler shift? Is that where the infielders get scrunched close together on one side (where the batted ball might move fast) and far apart on the other side?
2008-07-08 19:18:39
13.   Samuel

Jair is wearing the cap w/ the red bill.

2008-07-08 19:18:48
14.   Indiana Jon
11 Red bills.
2008-07-08 19:18:48
15.   El Lay Dave
I think everything good from the Kemp chat has already appeared in the DT comments today.
2008-07-08 19:18:50
16.   natepurcell
Crud, Kemp did so good until that last pitch.
2008-07-08 19:19:15
17.   Eric Enders
After this past weekend, I'm prepared to support a resolution that no one but the Dodgers is ever allowed to wear a blue cap again.
2008-07-08 19:19:57
18.   scareduck
Re Eric Enders' comment about the Harden trade, I don't think this is a win now deal for Oakland; Gallagher was up and down with the Cubs this year. There's probably a good argument he'll do well in Oakland's cavernous home park, but I don't see how he's a "win now" deal. He definitely improves into next year, though.
2008-07-08 19:20:11
19.   kegtron
From the Matt Kemp chat:

rmlvr55: Hey Matt, Do you have any pre-game rituals? And keep up the great work your an amazing outfielder :)

Kemp: Me and Jeff Kent get together and listen to Lil' Wayne to get pumped up!

2008-07-08 19:20:12
20.   Bob Timmermann
Even the Cubs and Red Sox?
2008-07-08 19:20:32
21.   DodgerBakers
11 Definitely the doppler effect. I can detect these sort of things using my bionic ears.

No, he gives out the pitch speed every so often.

2008-07-08 19:21:58
22.   Bob Timmermann
Someone had complained that there wasn't enough physics on Dodger Thoughts.

So there, we've met the minimum requirement.

2008-07-08 19:22:18
23.   kegtron
thnk88blu: What do you think of your nickname, "The Bison"?

Kemp: I'm a beast! Seriously though, what do you think of it??

2008-07-08 19:22:18
24.   natepurcell
wow it worked!
2008-07-08 19:23:06
25.   DodgerBakers
22 The Rays are wrong, its really Dr. Physics that is threatening to ruin baseball!
2008-07-08 19:24:02
26.   natepurcell
Way to lift the ball you veteran.
2008-07-08 19:24:54
27.   El Lay Dave
Not exactly "situational hitting" by Kent.
2008-07-08 19:28:12
28.   Andrew Shimmin
C'mon Francoeur. Quite pretending to have developed plate discipline.
2008-07-08 19:28:24
29.   Andrew Shimmin
There you go.
2008-07-08 19:28:24
30.   El Lay Dave
Despite yielding a walk, Billingsley threw a 10-pitch first inning. The Braves must like to hack. And that was without Francoeur coming up.
2008-07-08 19:30:36
31.   jujibee
Loney is looking pretty darn good over there at 1st. He's been a defensive wiz the last few weeks.
2008-07-08 19:31:20
32.   underdog
22 I'm watching the game with Schrödinger's cat purring in my lap. Does that help?
2008-07-08 19:31:46
33.   El Lay Dave
The Braves are 42-48, 6 out in the east, 8 out for the wild card. If they become sellers as the deadline/s approach/es, do they try to deal Teixeira? There's no way they can get back nearly as much as they gave up to get him, is there?
2008-07-08 19:32:27
34.   Bob Timmermann
The Atlanta papers are full of speculation about where Texeira will go.
2008-07-08 19:33:15
35.   fanerman
7 Does that make Kemp a fan favorite?
2008-07-08 19:34:00
36.   underdog
Is Texeira a free agent after this year? I can't remember, but if so then, no, he won't fetch as much this time around.
2008-07-08 19:34:02
37.   ucladodger
Did Andruw just open up his stance today?
2008-07-08 19:34:45
38.   ucladodger

It worked!

2008-07-08 19:35:37
39.   underdog
I forget that Jar-Jar is a pretty good pitcher.

So Andruw will take that hit!

2008-07-08 19:35:45
40.   El Lay Dave
35 Just with "an affluent crowd, a computerized crowd."

36 Yes.

2008-07-08 19:36:20
41.   Bob Timmermann
Either you're kidding or you haven't been paying attention to one person's comments all year.

And I don't mean me.

But I know thee not because you are not a true believer in the one true Sudakis.

2008-07-08 19:36:38
42.   Icaros

Wherever a perfect game is being thrown, he will be there to extinguish the flame of hope.

2008-07-08 19:36:43
43.   El Lay Dave
Nomar at .268 .375 .463 .838 as he steps up to the plate.
2008-07-08 19:39:54
44.   underdog
41 I was kidding but I realize that was kind of baiting, in which case I apologize. I just wish Loney hadn't dribbled out right at that moment.

And I did look up Sudakis later; interesting player, it appears. I was still in diapers when he was at the peak of his career.

2008-07-08 19:40:10
45.   fanerman
That walk shouldn't count towards DeWitt's OBP because it was an unintentional intentional walk to get to the pitcher =P.
2008-07-08 19:40:51
46.   natepurcell
At least we're making him work.
2008-07-08 19:40:55
47.   El Lay Dave
2008-07-08 19:41:16
48.   Gagne55
42 From Bills performence so far, I'd say what he could do but I don't want to violate rule 9.
2008-07-08 19:42:26
49.   natepurcell
Santana hits another homerun. This time off Anuery Rodriguez who had a 2.91 era going into today's game.
2008-07-08 19:42:26
50.   underdog
Darn, that was pretty close to bases loaded. But yeah, at least they're working that pitch count at least.

Maybe they can get Jar-Jar out of there faster than you can say "Phantom Menace."

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2008-07-08 19:42:33
51.   El Lay Dave
46 39 through 2.
2008-07-08 19:44:38
52.   natepurcell
I wonder if Santana can get his SLG above .600...

He's sitting at .590 after that homerun.

2008-07-08 19:45:04
53.   Icaros

I'm humming the riff from Black Magic Woman right now for you. Too bad you can't hear this far.

2008-07-08 19:45:52
54.   Gagne55
Somebody really likes Santana.
2008-07-08 19:46:31
55.   Lexinthedena
Bills is becoming scary good.
2008-07-08 19:46:33
56.   natepurcell
Chad's curveball looks extra snappy tonight.
2008-07-08 19:47:14
57.   Bob Timmermann
Don't turn your back on me!
2008-07-08 19:47:43
58.   natepurcell

A lot of hitters have done what Santana is doing in the Cal League, but not many have done it with a k/bb ratio of less than 1 and average in age for the league.

2008-07-08 19:48:17
59.   Bluebleeder87
5 I'd like to see La Roche in there but Torre sees it other wise.
2008-07-08 19:48:52
60.   underdog
That'd be the only bad thing about him making it to the big leagues. I can only imagine the number of jokes from the witty ESPN crew (not to mention if Chris Berman ever announces one of his games). But I shall root for him nonetheless.
2008-07-08 19:49:45
61.   Gagne55
Cal League? Sounds like he's a couple years away at least.
2008-07-08 19:50:24
62.   natepurcell

Dewitt played in the Cal League last year...Just sayin'...

2008-07-08 19:50:26
63.   Icaros

Yeah, but does he know how to play the game? Does he do what he is told?

2008-07-08 19:50:41
64.   Lexinthedena
58 and an average in age for the league

I don't know what you mean by have me excited about Santana.

2008-07-08 19:51:25
65.   Gagne55
Billz is wild. :(
2008-07-08 19:51:29
66.   Icaros

Sorry for the humming.

2008-07-08 19:52:07
67.   Lexinthedena
What the heck is up with Russ' arm?
2008-07-08 19:52:11
68.   natepurcell

take out the extra "an".

What I mean is that the average age for the Cal League is 22-23 years old. Santana is 22 years old so this is not an older player beating up on younger pitching.

2008-07-08 19:52:25
69.   Andrew Shimmin
Bad, bad throw, but Kent should have been able to grab that. It hit him in the glove.
2008-07-08 19:52:25
70.   DodgerBakers
Schmidt has now given up 3 ER through 2 innings with 2K's and 0 BB's, but 4 hits including the 3b and hr.
2008-07-08 19:52:33
71.   Gagne55
62 I thought DeWitt played in the Southern League.
2008-07-08 19:52:45
72.   underdog
Okay Vin, we heard the Yuniel-whistling story last night, too -- and I loved it then.


Man, Russell's having some issues throwing to 2nd as of late.

2008-07-08 19:52:56
73.   Jon Weisman
Jeff Kent should have been smothering that throw like a catcher, since he had no play near the base.
2008-07-08 19:53:51
74.   underdog
Well, there you go. Way to get out of it, Chad!
2008-07-08 19:53:54
75.   Icaros
I'll believe in Carlos Santana when he tears it up his first month in the majors.
2008-07-08 19:54:18
76.   Lexinthedena
Kemp is my pick to click next inning:)
2008-07-08 19:55:17
77.   natepurcell

Dewitt played the first half in the Cal League going 298/336/466 8hr in 339 ABs. Then they promoted him and he played the second half in the southern league.

2008-07-08 19:57:13
78.   nofatmike
75 "I'll believe in Carlos Santana when he tears it up his first month in the majors."

So what should we call him in order to pretend he doesn't exist? "Black Magic?"

2008-07-08 19:57:27
79.   Lexinthedena
So will Santana stay a catcher?
2008-07-08 19:58:35
80.   underdog
Santana wasn't a catcher to start out so I could see him being moved back somewhere.
2008-07-08 19:58:37
81.   fanerman
75 What if he continues his success in AA and AAA but struggles after 150 at-bats in the majors?
2008-07-08 19:58:44
82.   Gagne55
Also of note, if either team pitches a shutout, then Dodger Stadium will have sole possession of the most consecutive games with a shutout record.
2008-07-08 19:59:33
83.   Gagne55
80 By that logic Russell Martin might get moved.
2008-07-08 19:59:53
84.   Jon Weisman
Bryan Myrow is back in the bigs!

2008-07-08 20:00:22
85.   Bluebleeder87
once you get on Torre's good side it is hard to break in.
2008-07-08 20:01:54
86.   KG16
Francour needs to go back to the minors.
2008-07-08 20:01:55
87.   ucladodger
Wow. Tex has made 3 great picks at first base.
2008-07-08 20:02:40
88.   fanerman
That wasn't according to plan...
2008-07-08 20:04:25
89.   Gagne55
Great catch or baserunning blunder?
2008-07-08 20:04:52
90.   natepurcell

Ethier was running on it. Frenchie has a gun.

2008-07-08 20:05:03
91.   fanerman
89 Botched hit and run.
2008-07-08 20:05:15
92.   natepurcell
Come on ump, Chipper isn't God here..
2008-07-08 20:05:42
93.   underdog
89 - They gambled with a hit and run and then the ball was hit well, but then caught. Francouer has a great arm, too. I don't know if it was a blunder as much as just a gamble that they got burned on.
2008-07-08 20:05:49
94.   overkill94
A little late on this comment, but Russell looked super lazy on that throw to 2nd base - really poor footwork. I think he deserves a true day off one of these days.
2008-07-08 20:07:29
95.   natepurcell
His Royal Thighness is the best pitcher no one (outside of Dodger fans) ever talk about.
2008-07-08 20:08:11
96.   ChicagoDodger
Can we get 6 K's in a row?
2008-07-08 20:09:13
97.   underdog
I'm thinking the DBacks are wishing they'd held on to Carlos Quentin. Just a wild guess.

If I were them I'd skip the thoughts of Barry Bonds and go for Kenny Lofton, who is still available, is always pretty solid, and unlike Bonds at least can field. But on the other hand I want the DBacks to fail, so I'm not sure why I'm giving them advice.

2008-07-08 20:09:40
98.   Bluebleeder87
the 66'rs are playing against modesto tonight & will play at 11am tomorrow against the same modesto team.
2008-07-08 20:10:40
99.   Uncle Miltie
Nice of Elton Brand to go back on his word and spurn Baron Davis and the Clippers. I guess he isn't the type of person that I thought he was.
2008-07-08 20:10:42
100.   Lexinthedena

It's amazing what little attention he receives.
I can't figure out why.

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2008-07-08 20:10:53
101.   fanerman
We should make a Cardboard Thrown for His Royal Thighness. I think he would be most pleased.
2008-07-08 20:11:00
102.   fanerman
2008-07-08 20:11:26
103.   underdog
Vin said Franklin Stubbs!
2008-07-08 20:11:30
104.   Gagne55
91 I hate the hit and run.

97 D'backs made offer to Bonds?

2008-07-08 20:11:31
105.   Andrew Shimmin
Every metric I looked at from last year had Bonds's defense remarkably un-awful. He looks like a stalagmite made of nails, but it's possible he's still a decent fielder.
2008-07-08 20:12:34
106.   Andrew Shimmin
104- It's just a rumor.
2008-07-08 20:13:44
107.   ChicagoDodger
100 Because the people who get paid to pay attention only look at W/L record. And 8/7 is not much to pay attention to.
2008-07-08 20:13:53
108.   Bluebleeder87

I'm a HUGE Russel fan & would call you out on it IF it wasn't true but I agree, this is the first time I've ever seen him look that TIRED.

Torre needs to give Russell a few days off, he won't though, one thing I've noticed about Torre is that he is not an observing manager.

2008-07-08 20:14:28
109.   KG16
99 - Philly seems like a bad fit for, well, anyone in the NBA right now.
2008-07-08 20:14:56
110.   nick
95 his song should be Aerosmith: "Lord of the Thighs"!
2008-07-08 20:15:23
111.   Bluebleeder87

I bet he feels out of place too, what with being out of baseball for the first time in what 17 18 years?

2008-07-08 20:16:18
112.   KG16
107 - they also look at Ks and ERA, so they'll notice Bills soon enough. Like when he gets up near 200 Ks at the end of the year, with a sub-3 ERA.
2008-07-08 20:17:09
113.   KG16
111 - more like the first time in his life.
2008-07-08 20:18:37
114.   Disabled List
I hate being out of the loop on a DT meme. Can someone fill me in on how Billingsley got identified with thigh jokes?
2008-07-08 20:18:44
115.   ChicagoDodger
112 If they paid enough attention to those stats, then what's wrong with 113 K's in 108 innings and a 3.00 era?
2008-07-08 20:20:09
116.   natepurcell

Because his thighs are as big as elephant trunks.

2008-07-08 20:20:52
117.   Andrew Shimmin
So much for that.
2008-07-08 20:21:30
118.   nick
ah, well, the Hit Nazi is disappointed again....
2008-07-08 20:21:32
119.   Bluebleeder87
TC gave me some tickets (last year I think) against the Giants & I yelled out to Bonds "You throw like my grandma!" I swear he looked straight up were I was sitting.

I got scared & sat back down.

2008-07-08 20:21:39
120.   Disabled List
116 OK, not something I would have thought to notice. But it's good, I can work with it.
2008-07-08 20:21:54
121.   PalmdaleSteve1
Any bets on Andruw being below the Mendoza line at the end of the season...then what do the Dodgers do with him?
2008-07-08 20:21:56
122.   Gagne55
So much for the no hitter.
2008-07-08 20:23:13
123.   underdog
Stop giving up hits! I protest!
2008-07-08 20:23:49
124.   Disabled List
Weird strike zone. The umpire is all over the place tonight.
2008-07-08 20:24:45
125.   underdog
That was poor, Jar-Jar.
2008-07-08 20:25:04
126.   Gagne55
124 So is Billz.
2008-07-08 20:26:04
127.   underdog
C'mon, Chad, you can metamorphize this hitter!
2008-07-08 20:26:49
128.   Bluebleeder87
looks like Billz is slowly easing the ump to call that low away pitch. The kid is learning!
2008-07-08 20:27:39
129.   natepurcell
ah crap.
2008-07-08 20:28:19
130.   Bluebleeder87
Zona won too, rats!
2008-07-08 20:28:33
131.   underdog
Darn it. That stinks.
2008-07-08 20:28:41
132.   KG16
115 - because, as stupid as this sounds, it's too early.
2008-07-08 20:30:54
133.   Gagne55
Well, the Dodger bats better come alive soon. Three runs looks like a TON right now.
2008-07-08 20:30:55
134.   Bluebleeder87
Off-speed??? (that thing was 90 mph Vinnie!)
2008-07-08 20:32:37
135.   underdog
Bills really settled himself down against two great hitters. 8 Ks. But the double could be a killer.
2008-07-08 20:33:47
136.   natepurcell

8ks but he got in trouble with the walks again. Arghhh.

2008-07-08 20:34:29
137.   underdog
My goal for the Dodgers is for them to be over .500 by the All-Star break. If they are, which is a very manageable goal, then I will be relatively satisfied given how things looked a month ago.
2008-07-08 20:35:21
138.   Bluebleeder87
I didn't realize Sir Thighness dipped.
2008-07-08 20:36:44
139.   MonkeyBlue
Hope to get at least 2 more, but think that too much to ask!

Dewitt! on fire!

2008-07-08 20:37:13
140.   Bluebleeder87
we are only a 3 run yack away from tying this thing.
2008-07-08 20:37:15
141.   MonkeyBlue
*139. I mean 2 more inning from Bills
2008-07-08 20:38:01
142.   68elcamino427
#33 nice stroke.
2008-07-08 20:40:06
143.   underdog
I hate this ump's strike zone. And so does the Bison, you can tell...
2008-07-08 20:41:02
144.   underdog
140 I once had a three run yack after eating some bad salsa in Ensenada.
2008-07-08 20:41:51
145.   MonkeyBlue
3k for Bison. Yikes!
2008-07-08 20:41:52
146.   Bluebleeder87
all kidding aside MK should have the lazer eye surgery people rave about.
2008-07-08 20:42:38
147.   underdog
Argh, Bison.

Time to go back to the dugout and listen to Lil' Wayne with the mustache.

2008-07-08 20:44:14
148.   natepurcell
Chad put that on a platter for him.
2008-07-08 20:44:14
149.   Indiana Jon
146 It helped me. I haven't struck out since I had it almost four years ago.
2008-07-08 20:44:28
150.   Bluebleeder87
KO punch...

I hope not.

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2008-07-08 20:44:33
151.   MonkeyBlue
Not Bills night.
2008-07-08 20:46:14
152.   Bluebleeder87
at least I'll get to watch Troncoso pitch in the next inning.
2008-07-08 20:51:07
153.   MonkeyBlue
Nomar have no range. Yesssh.
2008-07-08 20:51:50
154.   natepurcell
sigh, this game started out so well for him.
2008-07-08 20:51:53
155.   Eric Ferrari
Walks = Rallies.

CB needed to challenge Blanco with the bases loaded. Just through it right over the plate. Once he masters his control, watch out.

2008-07-08 20:57:21
156.   MonkeyBlue
Now its a blow out.
2008-07-08 20:58:27
157.   underdog
Great! Fabulous!

Oh well.

The 2nd runner should've been out on that throw. Martin did not make a clutch tag there.


Oh well, can't win 'em all!

2008-07-08 21:00:15
158.   thinkblue88
The A's and Mariners got done in 1:49.
2008-07-08 21:00:33
159.   Eric Stephen
I'll read about the comeback later tonight. I'm off to the gym.
2008-07-08 21:01:14
160.   68elcamino427
Nice overhead shot of McCann crushing the ball for the homer over the right center fence on the telecast.
2008-07-08 21:01:16
161.   ChicagoDodger
132 Well, Chad is not going to get the kind of attention he would like if he pitches like that.

Hey, everyone can have a bad game. He was due. As good as he is looking this year, he is not nearly "there" just yet. He still has some growing and maturing as a pitcher to go yet. He'll get there.

2008-07-08 21:01:45
162.   Eric Stephen
Justin Duchscherer, with a shutout, lowered his ERA to a Guidryan 1.78!
2008-07-08 21:01:50
163.   underdog
McCann looks like "Sock" from TV's "Reaper."
2008-07-08 21:02:09
164.   68elcamino427
Ethier getting things started.
2008-07-08 21:07:07
165.   MonkeyBlue
159. Heh, I cut gym a little early for this game. :(
2008-07-08 21:07:19
166.   68elcamino427
#49 is tough - he's only 22 years old?
2008-07-08 21:07:58
167.   68elcamino427
#7 Wild Bird
2008-07-08 21:08:10
168.   overkill94
Put a jacket on that arm, Chad! We don't want Will Carroll's crazy prophecies actually coming true.
2008-07-08 21:08:54
169.   underdog
Well, so much for breaking the record for consecutive shutouts in one place.

"Just like Wimbledon," says Vin of that check swing hit,

2008-07-08 21:09:19
170.   overkill94
162 He's one of the lone bright spots on my crappy AL-only fantasy team. My hitting sucks!
2008-07-08 21:11:54
171.   underdog
This u mp is calling that outside ball a strike. At least he's consistent about it I guess. Some defensive swings are in order.

Andruw's bat speed looks a bit better last 2 games, but anytime he K's it feels like he's regressing again.

2008-07-08 21:13:01
172.   thinkblue88
Andruw has regressed 51 times this season.
2008-07-08 21:14:55
173.   underdog
I'm just talking about the last few days. His whole season has been a regression. Just taking it one at bat at a time.
2008-07-08 21:16:13
174.   Lexinthedena
I really think Tron should be a starter at some point.
2008-07-08 21:18:43
175.   Bob Hendley
171 - Just tuned in. I kinda liked (not the right word) Druw's last at bat. He seems that he has openned his stance (at least he is doing something!) and he actually looked disgusted that he struck out.

I am looking for any little thing here, OK.

2008-07-08 21:23:41
176.   underdog
Oh well. The Dodgers are still a little jet-lagged after that cross-town trip.
2008-07-08 21:24:19
177.   underdog
175 - And his previous at bats today were better than that one. Keep hope alive!
2008-07-08 21:31:01
178.   underdog
Beimel looks really rusty.

Feh. Feh! I say.

2008-07-08 21:31:06
179.   68elcamino427
The Legend that is Joe Beimel is getting knocked around tonight.
2008-07-08 21:31:27
180.   underdog
2008-07-08 21:33:35
181.   68elcamino427
Is that a breeze that I just felt - tradewinds perhaps?
2008-07-08 21:43:25
182.   Bluebleeder87
No problem, Zona will lose tomorrow & we will win.
2008-07-08 21:46:25
183.   underdog
Seems like the whole Dodger team regressed today. Not Jones. Hope it's just an anomaly. Hide the game recap from Plaschke!

Yep, onwards and upwards...

2008-07-08 21:47:45
184.   Bob Hendley
Comments are a little slow, and I missed out on Captn'Jon's earlier thread, so

C Fergy
1b Garvey
2b Jr. Gilliam
SS Wills
3b Cey
RF Green
CF Willie D.
LF Tommie D.
SP Koufax
RP Phil the Vulture Regan
DH Dr. Strangeglove

2008-07-08 21:49:17
185.   Bluebleeder87
I'm afraid to ask what happened. I went to the grocery store to buy some stuff I needed & just checked the score.


2008-07-08 21:49:58
186.   underdog
Schmidt, tonight in Vegas:

IP: 4.0 5 H 3 R 2 ER 1 BB 2 SO

Not too bad. Clearly not ready for the bigs again just yet.


Wow, the Dodgers sure have taken care of Chipper this series so far. Hasn't helped much today, mind you.

2008-07-08 21:50:54
187.   overkill94
Yikes, Wade is throwing BP out there
2008-07-08 21:51:02
188.   Bluebleeder87
man, the Braves are spanking the Dodgers bad.
2008-07-08 21:51:20
189.   Bluebleeder87
that's McCann's 2nd dinger of the night!
2008-07-08 21:51:23
190.   underdog
Braves came out slugging tonight. What can ya do?

Wade knew that one was gone.

Okay. I'm outta here. Wake me if there's a 6+1 comeback in the offing.

2008-07-08 21:51:52
191.   underdog
Er, 8+1, that is.
2008-07-08 21:52:21
192.   Alex41592
Wow that ball was destroyed. Oh well. Let them get it out of their system tonight. Game was over in the fifth.
2008-07-08 21:53:25
193.   Bluebleeder87
it's like Wade put it on a T & said oh that's were you want it, I'll try my best & put it there.

& smack, ding, wong!

2008-07-08 21:55:36
194.   Bluebleeder87
I was watching the Sankes game & it isn't like they are terring it up over there either.
2008-07-08 21:56:02
195.   Xeifrank
Wonder what Troy from Virgina thought of Beimel's performance tonight? Guess we will have to wait for the next video.
vr, Xei
2008-07-08 21:56:43
196.   natepurcell
Haha, Santanna is getting IBBed in the 66ers game.
2008-07-08 21:56:50
197.   Bluebleeder87
I was under the impression that Taveras was doing good in Boston, guess not...
2008-07-08 22:00:09
198.   Bluebleeder87
o.k. if A-Jones gets a hit here I'll really get excited.
2008-07-08 22:00:50
199.   Gagne55
195 What did he think of Kingman's performance?
2008-07-08 22:00:54
200.   Bob Hendley
Getting blown out like this is unusual for us. IIRC, last time was back in mid-June against the Pads.
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2008-07-08 22:02:20
201.   Bluebleeder87
wow, bases juiced!


2008-07-08 22:02:29
202.   Lexinthedena
Great to see Druw go oppo:)
2008-07-08 22:02:53
203.   Jon Weisman
Tavarez made a terrible pitch there.

Vin went Johnny Sain when I thought he would go Luis Tiant.

2008-07-08 22:03:28
204.   thinkblue88
Progress. =)
2008-07-08 22:03:33
205.   Bluebleeder87
false hope really is in place, what with an 8 run deferential.
2008-07-08 22:03:56
206.   underdog
Wait, wasn't I leaving? Nothing like a brief dose of Tavarez to wake up a team's slumbering offense.
2008-07-08 22:05:14
207.   Bluebleeder87
203 that's actually one of my moves... the guys in my league eat it up all the time.


2008-07-08 22:05:28
208.   Bob Hendley
OK, should we wake underdog yet?
2008-07-08 22:05:50
209.   underdog
That was a gift run (the 2nd one to come in there). Well, if nothing else, it's slightly less of a blow out now. A touchdown and extra point gives them the win.
2008-07-08 22:06:14
210.   underdog
I'm asleep, but I'm still watching the end of the game.
2008-07-08 22:06:21
211.   Xeifrank
Keep in mind WE is 1%
vr, Xei
2008-07-08 22:07:59
212.   Xeifrank
haha, after the force-out/throwing error, it's down to 0%. vr, Xei
2008-07-08 22:08:04
213.   Bluebleeder87
come on Bobby! keep 'em in there!
2008-07-08 22:08:22
214.   underdog
Boy. Tavarez looks awful. Not surprisingly, I guess.
2008-07-08 22:09:06
215.   underdog
212 - If they'd kept Tavarez in there it'd be more like 10%.
2008-07-08 22:10:02
216.   Bob Hendley
Was that a plastic cup that Bobby dragged out to the mound under his cleats?
2008-07-08 22:10:07
217.   Bluebleeder87
I'm sure it boosts up D-Jones confidence to get an opposite field hit.

thanks Taveras.

2008-07-08 22:10:13
218.   KG16
Berrora over LaRoche? That doesn't make much sense to me.
2008-07-08 22:10:31
219.   Lexinthedena
So who did Pee Wee hit for?
2008-07-08 22:10:36
220.   Xeifrank
it's back up to 1% again.
vr, Xei
2008-07-08 22:10:54
221.   KG16
216 - looked like a paper one
2008-07-08 22:11:27
222.   Bluebleeder87
swing for the fences Matty!
2008-07-08 22:11:29
223.   Alex41592
218 - LaRoche PH earlier and popped up.
2008-07-08 22:11:46
224.   Bob Timmermann
And the game in Pittsburgh finally ends, so this is the last game going.
2008-07-08 22:12:05
225.   Bob Hendley
219 - For Kent.
2008-07-08 22:12:22
226.   Xeifrank
don't kill the rally with a HR!
vr, Xei
2008-07-08 22:14:15
227.   Lexinthedena
Did he go around?
2008-07-08 22:14:25
228.   Bluebleeder87
unfortunately MK gets the golden Sombrero tonight.
2008-07-08 22:14:28
229.   Alex41592
There's the bow on tonight's package. In the shape of a sombrero. Go get them tomorrow.
2008-07-08 22:15:00
230.   underdog
Tough game for Matt Rempko.

And... scene.

Night, folks. We'll get 'em tomorrow.

2008-07-08 22:25:54
231.   kinbote
First place was sweet while it lasted.
2008-07-08 23:16:05
232.   bhsportsguy
Wow, everyone went to bed after the loss.

Tough night for young and old at Dodger Stadium.

2008-07-08 23:32:33
233.   sporky
Hey, no shutout!


2008-07-08 23:42:53
234.   sporky
According to Dylan Hernandez, Mattingly might be back after the AS break.
2008-07-08 23:49:55
235.   sporky
Kyle Russell went 2 for 3 tonight with a HR.
2008-07-08 23:56:15
236.   Jon Weisman
2008-07-08 23:57:01
237.   El Lay Dave
233 - 235 Blow us off on the picnic, you get the silent treatment. ;)
2008-07-08 23:57:46
238.   El Lay Dave
Heh, I probably deserve that LATing.

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