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September 22 Stretch Run Chat
2006-09-22 17:42
by Jon Weisman
Comments (283)
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2006-09-22 18:08:41
1.   scareduck
Go, Marlins.
2006-09-22 18:11:23
2.   scooplew
Given the ups and downs that this team has experienced this season, I sense that last night's win was the first of five in a row. Just a hunch. (This is submitted even if Lugo is in tonight's starting lineup.)
2006-09-22 18:16:29
3.   Linkmeister
1 I sense a shortage of positive energy there.
2006-09-22 18:21:01
4.   dzzrtRatt
I sense the Phils are on a mission. So we better start thinking about passing up the Pads.

I choke on admitting this, but the Pirates are a lot better team now than they were last time LA played them. I don't think they'll be easy marks for San Diego. I hope not.

2006-09-22 18:28:04
5.   Bob Timmermann
After 9/14, the Giants were 74-72, 3 games out of first and 2 1/2 out of the wild card. Since then have lost 5 of 6 and counting the partial score of today's game, they have been outscored 32-73.
2006-09-22 18:31:30
6.   underdog
Yeesh, I guess Jonathan Sanchez isn't quite ready for prime time. For their sake they should hope they're not grooming another Edwin Jackson.
2006-09-22 18:41:57
7.   Borchard504
Hamels, 10 K's thru 6.2 innings. I'd say that was above average.
2006-09-22 18:44:46
8.   GMac In The 909
I just got back from eating dinner at the cafeteria here at work and am ready for another Dodgers win.

How can I be so sure of victory, you ask? The Dodgers are 2-0 this week when I enjoy the fine dining here at work.

2006-09-22 18:46:45
9.   Greg Brock
9 I sure hope you don't work at Waste Management.
2006-09-22 18:50:30
10.   Linkmeister
9 Taco Time?
2006-09-22 18:51:02
11.   GMac In The 909
9 Nice. I actually work for a newspaper.
2006-09-22 18:56:39
12.   scareduck
3 - What. Me?
2006-09-22 18:57:08
13.   scareduck
11 - the OC Register?
2006-09-22 18:58:26
14.   overkill94
The sports sites are having troubles with Seattle's game today. A second ago, Yahoo had the score as 19-2 with the Mariners scoring 17 runs in the 2nd inning. Their scoring recaps are still messed up, making Richie Sexson look like Bugs Bunny.

ESPN has the correct score of 5-2 in the totals, but has Seattle scoring 7 runs in the 1st inning with 2 homers each for Sexson and Lopez. Tough to do all that in one inning...

2006-09-22 19:00:24
15.   Marty
Hmmm...well I know the cafeteria in the Orange County Times plant serves up some fine grub.
2006-09-22 19:01:39
16.   GMac In The 909
13 Very warm. Let's just say I am in Angels country.
2006-09-22 19:05:39
17.   overkill94
Heh, now Yahoo has the score as tied 2-2 with Seattle tallying 25 hits. Ichiro and Sexson have 5 apiece.
2006-09-22 19:07:29
18.   gpellamjr
So has anyone looked at next year's schedule? It's linked from 6-4-2. It seems to me that the two series prior to the home series against SF will be more important. They're playing Ari and Col before the final SF series. I can't imagine SF will be a contender next year, but Col and Ari will be very tough, I think.
2006-09-22 19:10:54
19.   Bob Timmermann
The Pirates go down on 6 pitches in the first inning in San Diego.
2006-09-22 19:16:03
20.   Paul Scott
It is not taking the Pirates long to remember how bad they are. Too bad that couldn't have come a few days earlier.
2006-09-22 19:18:19
21.   Bob Timmermann
1-0 Padres after a SF from Cameron.
2006-09-22 19:18:47
22.   Paul Scott
1-0 SD on the first Padre out of the game...
2006-09-22 19:19:09
23.   confucius
1-0 Padres in the first with a runner on second and one down.
Piazza's up.
2006-09-22 19:19:54
24.   GMac In The 909
Jim Tracy is tanking on purpose.
2006-09-22 19:20:20
25.   Bob Timmermann
3-run homer for Bonds puts the Giants up 11-10.

In the 6th.

2006-09-22 19:20:27
26.   confucius
21 22 I'll let you two handle it from now on :)
2006-09-22 19:21:16
27.   Paul Scott
24 I only wish. They'd be sure to beat SD if Tracy played the game to lose.
2006-09-22 19:21:44
28.   lakerican
OK. I will just stick with this lineup until the end.
2006-09-22 19:25:32
29.   Bob Timmermann
If the Padres win tonight and the Dodgers lose, the Padres would be the #2 team and now be facing a potential matchup against the Phillies.
2006-09-22 19:25:56
30.   GMac In The 909
27 Someone needs to remind Tracy that DePo is part of the Padre organization now.
2006-09-22 19:26:22
31.   Paul Scott
Well at least the Pirates drove up the pitch count that inning. At this pace Young will have to come out in the 14th.
2006-09-22 19:36:24
32.   Bob Timmermann
What's the over/under on how many time Vin mentions Luis Gonzalez's triplets during the series?

I say 14. I will be at the game tomorrow, so someone else will have to count

2006-09-22 19:40:54
33.   Andrew Shimmin
Somebody must've photoshopped that FSNPT picture of Byrnes. He's much crazier looking.
2006-09-22 19:42:51
34.   scareduck
16 - okay, then I'll take two more guesses:

- the OC Post (the Register's ultra-Slimfast edition)
- the OC Weekly

Do I win a prize?

2006-09-22 19:43:48
35.   natepurcell
mark grace just said Martin doesnt have the best throwing arm around among catchers.
2006-09-22 19:44:00
36.   GMac In The 909
32 How about this as a Vin prop bet?
Vinny will say Tony Clark could have played basketball (must play)
Yes -310
No +190
2006-09-22 19:44:40
37.   GMac In The 909
34 OK, you win what's in the box.
2006-09-22 19:44:50
38.   Bob Timmermann
Triplets mention: 1
2006-09-22 19:45:21
39.   Bob Timmermann
That one has to be called off since Tony Clark is injured and won't play.
2006-09-22 19:46:28
40.   Bob Timmermann
Redwood City, one of America's most decepitvely named cities.
2006-09-22 19:48:28
41.   GMac In The 909
39 Hence the must play. Maybe the Prime Ticket crew can somehow mix in a Tony Clark graphic or some footage of him on the beach somewhere.
2006-09-22 19:50:46
42.   Bob Timmermann
3-0 Padres.
2006-09-22 19:51:12
43.   scooplew
Ethier is due for a big game.
2006-09-22 19:54:21
44.   Bob Timmermann
Redwood City's motto is "Climate Best by Government Test."
2006-09-22 19:55:39
45.   Bob Timmermann
Bad people from Redwood City:
Eric Byrnes
Geoff Blum

Good people from Redwood City:
Linda Cardellini
Gary Beban

2006-09-22 20:00:29
46.   Bluebleeder87

i hope they try to steel against him.

2006-09-22 20:01:34
47.   gpellamjr
Words I've asked my wife not to use in my presence except in curses and other black arts: "Padres" and "The Black Dahlia". I'm thinking about adding "Pirates".
2006-09-22 20:02:45
48.   Gen3Blue
This is the kind of situation where Kent and Drew are beginning to show there age, I'm afraid. While Kemp and Loney would do no better, they will have to learn, and I'm not sure but this is the time.
2006-09-22 20:04:22
49.   Bob Timmermann
38 pitches through four innings for Chris Young.

The Pirates have made three errors and given up three runs.

2006-09-22 20:04:53
50.   Bluebleeder87
yes! DP from Lowe
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2006-09-22 20:05:52
51.   Bob Timmermann

Yeah, JD Drew was HORRIBLE last night. Absolutely an abomination at the plate. Just a hacking machine.


2006-09-22 20:06:10
52.   Andrew Shimmin
48- Doesn't it seem more likely that they just happened not to hit the ball, this time? Anyway, Drew isn't that old.
2006-09-22 20:07:16
53.   Bluebleeder87

that's what i was thinking.

2006-09-22 20:10:29
54.   scooplew
Following things on Gameday, it appears that Lowe has the sinker working -- all six outs recorded on ground balls.
2006-09-22 20:10:51
55.   Bluebleeder87
nice hit from Betemit
2006-09-22 20:13:59
56.   regfairfield
Martin's one weakness...
2006-09-22 20:14:15
57.   Bob Timmermann
12-12 Giants and Milwaukee in the 8th.
2006-09-22 20:14:58
58.   Bob Timmermann
I guess Ethier and Martin were showing their age that inning. I think we should be playing Anderson and Hall instead.
2006-09-22 20:17:46
59.   Bluebleeder87

i wonder what's his time from home to 1st?

2006-09-22 20:18:08
60.   Bob Timmermann
It's very hard to tell the two teams apart in the High School Football Game of the Century. I know xeifrank is watching that instead of this.
2006-09-22 20:18:49
61.   Nagman
49 Through 5 innings in SD now. Stay tuned, there may be more to say about this in a bit.
2006-09-22 20:18:49
62.   Bluebleeder87

we as fans are never happy huh Bob.

2006-09-22 20:20:17
63.   Bob Timmermann
Some are happier than others. I usually don't get too high or low and instead strive for a nice middle ground.

Except on Monday. I was all over the place.

2006-09-22 20:21:19
64.   Bluebleeder87

are you talking about Roosavelt vs Garfield?

2006-09-22 20:22:07
65.   regfairfield
58 Martin does ground into a ton of double plays. That was his 17th this year.

Despite the fact he's almost OPSing .800, he barely has a positive linear weights number because of his double plays.

2006-09-22 20:22:20
66.   Bob Timmermann
Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure both wear gold helmets and the artificial turf and the lights makes it hard to pick out the green and gold of St. Bonaventure's unis.

The Lions lead the Seraphs 24-7.

2006-09-22 20:23:32
67.   StolenMonkey86
65 - so that's why he's not the 2 hitter?
2006-09-22 20:23:52
68.   Bob Timmermann
That's not the Game of the Century. That's the East L.A. Classic.

You can't have a Game of the Century if it's played every year.

2006-09-22 20:27:03
69.   regfairfield
67 Maybe, but Lofton hits into more. Lofton is 16th in baseball in double play percentage and Martin is 21st.
2006-09-22 20:27:52
70.   Bluebleeder87

that's a good approach Bob

2006-09-22 20:28:07
71.   Bob Timmermann
The way the Game of the Century is going xeifrank should be joining us soon.
2006-09-22 20:31:07
72.   Nagman
Chris Young is pitching an interesting game. It was VERY interesting til a minute ago.
2006-09-22 20:31:12
73.   Bob Timmermann
13-12 Brewers in the 8th now.
2006-09-22 20:32:37
74.   Bluebleeder87

i'm kinda suprise you know about that.

2006-09-22 20:34:34
75.   Bluebleeder87
why would Grace call out Martin about his throwing ability?? i'm kinda suprised about that.
2006-09-22 20:34:40
76.   Bob Timmermann
I covered high school football for 12 years until I stopped this year.

Although I never covered the East L.A. Classic. I did cover a couple of Turkey Tussles.

And I covered a few games of the longest football rivalry in the San Fernando Valley.

2006-09-22 20:35:19
77.   we are infinite
72 - Aw c'mon I know you're just respecting rule #9, but this is the Madres we're talkin' about. They deserve all the jinxing we can throw at 'em.
2006-09-22 20:36:28
78.   Bob Timmermann
The Philosopher King likes Rule #9.

He likes it almost as much as the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution.

2006-09-22 20:37:01
79.   we are infinite
Speaking of, it's now 4-0 Pads on a solo homer by Todd Walker
2006-09-22 20:38:19
80.   StolenMonkey86
It's 460 to 3
2006-09-22 20:39:11
81.   Bluebleeder87

that's pretty cool, did you cover any Wilson High School games? el sereno not long beach.

2006-09-22 20:39:18
82.   we are infinite
Wow Furcal leapt high in the air to snatch that one. Hot catch.
2006-09-22 20:40:29
83.   Bob Timmermann

Surprisingly, I never covered a game at Wilson High.

2006-09-22 20:41:04
84.   Paul Scott
58 It is, of course, because of his absurd GB/FB ratio. Highest ont eh Dodgers by far. It would not suprise me if it is a top 10 in Baseball.

He'll need to change that or things will get worse as he slows down.

2006-09-22 20:42:16
85.   Bluebleeder87
i truly dislike the Padres
2006-09-22 20:47:00
86.   Bluebleeder87

any Roosevelt games?

2006-09-22 20:47:30
87.   Bob Timmermann
Chris Young has thrown 67 pitches through 7.
2006-09-22 20:48:35
88.   we are infinite
Vin just said the Padres, Rockies, Mets, & Devil Rays have never, erm, done anything that I'm not supposed to talk about if I'm going to obey Rule #9. Take that, Chris Young.
2006-09-22 20:48:49
89.   Bluebleeder87

i don't like the Padres

2006-09-22 20:49:53
90.   Bluebleeder87

Chris Young is Chris Young I'll leave it at that.

2006-09-22 20:50:15
91.   adraymond
Is it ok to mention what Chris Young is doing if you want him to give up five runs in the next inning?
2006-09-22 20:50:21
92.   GMac In The 909
85 I second that.
2006-09-22 20:51:06
93.   Bob Timmermann
I've never covered a game at Roosevelt High either. The Eastern League of the City Section never came up much.
2006-09-22 20:51:25
94.   Nagman
C Young has been this interesting before, earlier this season in fact. Tonight he has still faced the minimum, the BB was CS.

Where's herman?

2006-09-22 20:52:04
95.   Gen3Blue
I don't think Betemit was born with a bat in his hand, although I do like him.
I'm afraid we await the next generation, if the establishment doesn't find a way to get rid of them.
2006-09-22 20:52:25
96.   Andrew Shimmin
91- It's okay to want him to give up five runs in the next inning, and it's okay to say so. But it's not okay to break rule nine.
2006-09-22 20:52:43
97.   Nagman
Wow, I thought I was going to see something even odder at Petco than what we've been talking about... an inside-the-park HR by Piazza. He ended up with a triple.
2006-09-22 20:53:42
98.   Bob Timmermann
I believe Mike Piazza hitting a triple is the truly miraculous event of the night.
2006-09-22 20:54:20
99.   Bob Timmermann
Piazza now has 7 triples in his career.
2006-09-22 20:55:08
100.   Vishal
mike piazza just hit a triple.
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2006-09-22 20:55:11
101.   Bob Timmermann
Mike Piazza has also hit at least one triple for all four teams he's played for. One of his five hits as a Marlin was a triple.
2006-09-22 20:56:12
102.   Vishal
well, nevermind then. i will say that it's not as cool as benito santiago's triple to open the season last year, though.
2006-09-22 20:57:46
103.   confucius
Is Counsell going to kill us again tonight?
2006-09-22 20:57:50
104.   adraymond
Got it. In that case, I truly hope Chris Young ends what he is doing and gives up five, now six, runs.
2006-09-22 20:57:58
105.   Bob Timmermann
And Ben Johnson tripled too.
2006-09-22 20:57:59
106.   Bluebleeder87

my best friend did some cool stuff for Wilson, i hate that i wasn't around in high school.10th grade that's all, off to mexico i went, work/supervise my dads crop lands

2006-09-22 20:59:21
107.   Bluebleeder87
are the Dodgers gonna score any time soon?
2006-09-22 21:00:09
108.   Bluebleeder87
Lowe is pitching a really good game.
2006-09-22 21:00:48
109.   we are infinite
They'd better score soon. Watching the Padres get triple after triple is so depressing. Where is our offense?
2006-09-22 21:01:56
110.   Paul Scott
108 It's not a bad game, but I can't call a 3 walk game "really good" unless it has at least 6-7 Ks too.
2006-09-22 21:02:44
111.   Bluebleeder87
i hope the Pirates "do" something this coming inning.
2006-09-22 21:03:53
112.   Andrew Shimmin
I love Vin.
2006-09-22 21:06:00
113.   Andrew Shimmin
ESPN is simulcasting the Padre game, right now.
2006-09-22 21:07:16
114.   Bluebleeder87

welcome to the club.

2006-09-22 21:08:05
115.   Bluebleeder87

we smacked them around the last game!!

2006-09-22 21:08:19
116.   Bob Timmermann
Is ESPN using the Pirates feed? I'm on EI and I'll put up with the Pirates announcers before I listen to that ill-conceived child of the devil known as Matt Vasgersian.
2006-09-22 21:08:39
117.   Bluebleeder87
Do something Pirates!!
2006-09-22 21:10:04
118.   Nagman
116 It was the Pirate feed. Vasgersian is not there anyway, he does NFL so he has not been doing weekend games. (thankfully)
2006-09-22 21:10:25
119.   KG16
what was that poem that Vin was recitting? I only caught part of it
2006-09-22 21:10:38
120.   Bob Timmermann
If the Padres win, the Rockies are eliminated too!
2006-09-22 21:12:04
121.   Bluebleeder87
i remember Gonzalez was a Dodger killer a few years back.
2006-09-22 21:12:27
122.   Andrew Shimmin
116- Yes. But they're only carrying the special parts, so it's not on now. But they said they'd return for the next half inning.
2006-09-22 21:13:26
123.   dianagramr
I heart MLB.TV
2006-09-22 21:14:04
124.   Bluebleeder87

if it was any NY team forget about it.

2006-09-22 21:14:25
125.   we are infinite
All right, nice one Russ.
2006-09-22 21:14:28
126.   Andrew Shimmin
119- Speaking of Greenberg, by Edgar Guest
2006-09-22 21:15:24
127.   Andrew Shimmin
Oh, now they've switched to the SD feed. Lame!
2006-09-22 21:15:24
128.   we are infinite
Well, here we go... Hey, by the way, the Padres have said the forbidden phrase 1098490384109 times.
2006-09-22 21:16:30
129.   KG16
126 - thanks, both the poems on that link are pretty good.
2006-09-22 21:17:09
130.   Bob Timmermann
This means Chris Duffy might get another shot now!
2006-09-22 21:17:12
131.   Bluebleeder87

you're nick reminds me of star trek for some reason.

2006-09-22 21:18:51
132.   Bluebleeder87
Jon suprises me with this "rule" i love it but it suprises me coming from him.
2006-09-22 21:19:08
133.   Nagman
2006-09-22 21:19:10
134.   Andrew Shimmin
Joe Randa may be a bum, but he's our bum!
2006-09-22 21:19:26
135.   underdog
And there goes the no hitter, and the shut out, Former Padre Randa hits a 2 run dinger.
2006-09-22 21:19:30
136.   Bluebleeder87
yes!! the Pirates did it!!
2006-09-22 21:19:39
137.   Paul Scott
Randa breaks it up.
2006-09-22 21:19:39
138.   we are infinite
Haha yeah it does have a sci-fi flair to it. It's sort of a reference to a book called "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. Fun light read.

PS- HAHA Chris Young. Nice try.

2006-09-22 21:19:49
139.   Nagman
What a week to be a Padre fan.
2006-09-22 21:19:55
140.   capdodger
2006-09-22 21:20:00
141.   regfairfield
Chris Young is no longer special.
2006-09-22 21:20:22
142.   Paul Scott
Unfortunately it is far too little too late.
2006-09-22 21:20:25
143.   Bluebleeder87
Joe Randa rocks!
2006-09-22 21:20:44
144.   Bob Timmermann
Now back to seeing if the Dodgers can dent Johnny Estrada's wicket and score a run.
2006-09-22 21:21:19
145.   Bob Timmermann
Milton Bradley homered off of Jered Weaver in the 8th and the A's lead the Angels 4-3.
2006-09-22 21:21:49
146.   regfairfield
Milton just hit a jack to put Oakland up 4-3. Seeing how fired up he was after the home run makes me miss the guy.

Disclaimer: I would rather have Ethier at this point.

2006-09-22 21:22:11
147.   underdog
Why can't we have some Joe Randa-like displays of power in this game?
2006-09-22 21:22:26
148.   Bluebleeder87
throw some water to the Dodger hitters!!
2006-09-22 21:22:29
149.   regfairfield
Yeah, I can't take any joy in Young losing the no-no when they're going to win anyway.
2006-09-22 21:22:41
150.   Nagman
147 - Because he has JT to put him in a position to succeed.
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2006-09-22 21:23:11
151.   Paul Scott
146 Really? I still think that was a bad trade.
2006-09-22 21:24:58
152.   underdog
150 But...but...but then why didn't Mike Edwards make it with the Pirates?
2006-09-22 21:25:22
153.   Paul Scott
Young does appear to have completely collapsed, but I can't see Pittsburg scoring the needed 4 more runs before another out is recorded.
2006-09-22 21:25:57
154.   regfairfield
151 I think it was a bad trade in concept, but it's worked out well. He's going to have to make a jump in power next year to be truly happy with him, however.
2006-09-22 21:26:10
155.   Bob Timmermann
He's not God! He couldn't make Gio Carrara successful either.

Then again, I don't know if anyone has made Gio Carrara successful.

2006-09-22 21:26:38
156.   underdog
Boy Kent sure has great range there at 2nd. Watched that one go by.

151 Um, but seriously folks...

2006-09-22 21:27:26
157.   Nagman
And yet Gio has made many players successful.
2006-09-22 21:28:00
158.   Bluebleeder87

are you serious?

2006-09-22 21:28:39
159.   Bob Timmermann
The Seraphs score a TD! They cut the Oaks Christian lead to 45-13!
2006-09-22 21:30:11
160.   Bob Timmermann
Earlier in the game, Vin was mentioning that back in 1969 Padres manager pulled Clay Kirby (he pinch hit for him in a 0-0 game) when Kirby was throwing a no-hitter. Vin referred to Kirby as a "young pitcher". And he was just 21 at the time.

However, Clay Kirby has been dead since 1991.

And Preston Gomez is still with us at age 83.

2006-09-22 21:31:01
161.   underdog
I didn't expect a no-hitter (or near one) (or a Spanish Inquisition) from C Young tonight but I did expect the Padres would win with the pitching matchup what it was. I would be happy if the Pirates win one of the last two.
2006-09-22 21:31:17
162.   Bluebleeder87
it's about time!!

ps Drew is hitting the ball really well of late.

2006-09-22 21:31:22
163.   underdog
Yee haw, JD! There's your Joe Randa like power display!
2006-09-22 21:31:34
164.   we are infinite
J.D. Drew FTW!
2006-09-22 21:31:41
165.   Paul Scott
Drew the Elder!
2006-09-22 21:31:44
166.   capdodger
2006-09-22 21:31:50
167.   regfairfield
2006-09-22 21:31:51
168.   adraymond
JD Drew is so hot right now.
2006-09-22 21:32:20
169.   Paul Scott
162 Drew has been hitting (and walking) the ball well all year.
2006-09-22 21:33:31
170.   Paul Scott
167 I liked that chant better last year. Admittedly because of the chant that came right before it.
2006-09-22 21:33:59
171.   Bluebleeder87

he had warning track power for a while remember?

2006-09-22 21:34:07
172.   regfairfield
We might actually have someone hit 20 home runs this year.
2006-09-22 21:35:06
173.   Bob Timmermann
Clay Kirby was pinch hit for with a no-hitter after 8 innings back in 1970 because the Padres were LOSING 1-0.
2006-09-22 21:35:12
174.   Bluebleeder87
how many innings has Beimel pitched in the last week??
2006-09-22 21:35:26
175.   underdog
Gack, dare I get tickets for one of the closing games the following weekend vs. the Giants here in SF? I'm a little scared. The last Dodgers-Giants game I saw in person was the Baez implosion game (I mean, the really bad one).
2006-09-22 21:35:34
176.   regfairfield
Angels and A's now tied in the ninth thanks to some Little League plays from both sides.
2006-09-22 21:36:37
177.   underdog
174 112, but who's counting?
2006-09-22 21:36:48
178.   Bluebleeder87

what kind of scorebook do you use Bob!!?

2006-09-22 21:36:57
179.   we are infinite
Hehe Beimel's pitched 3.1 in the last week.
2006-09-22 21:37:13
180.   Daniel Zappala
Maicer Izturis has made Chone Figgins redundant.
2006-09-22 21:37:30
181.   Andrew Shimmin
Eric Byrnes is a nutcase.
2006-09-22 21:37:32
182.   underdog
"Crash Test Dummy" Byrnes really hustled to cut off that double and then his body went with the ball all the way back to 2nd on the throw.
2006-09-22 21:37:32
183.   Bluebleeder87
that throw by Burns reminded me of John "T bone" shelby
2006-09-22 21:37:36
184.   we are infinite
Sorry I meant 4.1. Wow I can't count today.
2006-09-22 21:38:24
185.   Bluebleeder87

good to know.

2006-09-22 21:38:34
186.   Nagman
Wow, I didn't realize the Minnesota Twins are more HR-starved than the Dodgers.

Drew's blast matches Randa's, to maintain the lead we have on the Pirates.

2006-09-22 21:39:07
187.   regfairfield
Does Byrnes ever not fall down when he throws the ball in?
2006-09-22 21:39:48
188.   Nagman
Does Byrnes ever not fall down?
2006-09-22 21:39:48
189.   Paul Scott
171 No, I don't remember that. Though mostly that is because I don't rely on my memory to draw those conclusions. Memory is more likely to remember Drew "disapointing" in some critical situation and will likely lead to an exagerated sense of his performance - one way or the other. Statistically he has been hitting well all year. His "slump" in June still saw an OPS around 750. It's not like at any one point this year he has been terrible.
2006-09-22 21:40:09
190.   Bob Timmermann
I use Bob Carpenter's Scorebook.

It's a brand name. I didn't take his. Apparently he fills his own orders.

2006-09-22 21:40:15
191.   StolenMonkey86
so that's two consecutive nights where Drew drives in the go-ahead run
2006-09-22 21:40:24
192.   we are infinite
I should also add that Beimel hasn't allowed a run since September 3. He's pitched 7.1 innings since then.
2006-09-22 21:40:50
193.   Bluebleeder87
Anderson's bat has a magnet in it!!
2006-09-22 21:41:10
194.   Bob Timmermann
The extra base hits in this inning are helping the Dodgers maintain their pace to set records for highest team batting average and slugging percentage in LA history.
2006-09-22 21:41:23
195.   GMac In The 909
Marlon Anderson is that damn good.
2006-09-22 21:41:48
196.   Daniel Zappala
but the balls are not made of metal
2006-09-22 21:42:04
197.   Bob Timmermann
Yeah, but he's getting old I hear....
2006-09-22 21:42:09
198.   we are infinite
Seriously, can Marlon start as our regular 3rd baseman? Does anyone have a problem with this?
2006-09-22 21:42:13
199.   Paul Scott
Heh. He was better than I thought. His slump in June he OPSed 768. See where relying on memory gets you.
2006-09-22 21:42:54
200.   Xeifrank
wow, Oaks Christian is pretty good. Couple of observations. OC has gone from the shotgun every single offensive play. St Bonaventure doesn't use the shotgun, they are going to need to. OC has a very polished offense. You can tell they are well coached. Jimmy Clausen has a heck of an arm, strong throws and very accurate. Was a fun game to watch nonetheless. vr, Xei
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2006-09-22 21:43:11
201.   regfairfield
194 We're 8th in the NL in slugging. The Dodgers have never done better than that?
2006-09-22 21:43:36
202.   Paul Scott
198 He sucks. He has always sucked. What you are seeing now is not real. If you "started" him and gave him time he would prove that eventually.
2006-09-22 21:43:43
203.   Bob Timmermann
There is the problem that Marlon Anderson has never played third in the majors.
2006-09-22 21:44:06
204.   Bluebleeder87

it's different, so it's my book.

2006-09-22 21:44:22
205.   regfairfield
198 In spite of the fact that he's too good for the game: yes, yes I do.
2006-09-22 21:44:29
206.   capdodger
The IBB is a good idea, but the wrong guy is doing it.
2006-09-22 21:44:59
207.   we are infinite
202 & 203 - Aw, you raise sad but accurate points.

I guess I saw he played 2nd sometimes and thought hey why not 3rd? Lugo the Magnificent does it, lol.

2006-09-22 21:46:56
208.   Bluebleeder87
Bob so you are not doing any more high school games at all?
2006-09-22 21:49:36
209.   Paul Scott
Swisher GIDP. Into Extras. Hopefully Bradley will have a walkoff next half-inning.
2006-09-22 21:49:43
210.   Bluebleeder87
bunt hit by the d-backs
2006-09-22 21:50:19
211.   Daniel Zappala
209 Hey, no anti-Angels sentiment on this board. Rule #11.
2006-09-22 21:50:24
212.   Johnny Nucleo
Why does it always seem like the guy with the .198 batting average gets a hit at the most inopportune time.
2006-09-22 21:51:13
213.   Bob Timmermann
I've retired my clipboard and my ability to figure out weird football plays.
2006-09-22 21:51:45
214.   Nagman
Looking ahead, Grady said Maddux and Lowe will go on 3 days rest on the last week of the season. Do you think that means Maddux goes on Tues and Saturday, Lowe will go on Wednesday and Sunday?
2006-09-22 21:51:47
215.   Paul Scott
211 Sorry. Hate the Angels and Oakland is my favorite junior league team. I don't see any rule #11. :)
2006-09-22 21:52:17
216.   Bluebleeder87

you just quoted my Dad, brother.

2006-09-22 21:52:40
217.   Paul Scott
214 That is a great move by Little. I wish he would start that in April, though. 4-man rotation is definitely the way to go.
2006-09-22 21:54:00
218.   underdog
Uh oh. I think Beimel's officially looking overworked all of a sudden.

We should call in Tomko to close this one out.

(I mean that in the negative sense.)

2006-09-22 21:54:10
219.   Nagman
The only problem with this is if there is a game on Monday, Big Game Brad will go on 3 days rest. Scary.
2006-09-22 21:54:19
220.   Bluebleeder87

in spanish though.

2006-09-22 21:56:43
221.   we are infinite
I take it the sharp drop in posts means you guys are as nervous as I am.
2006-09-22 21:56:50
222.   underdog
A Saito sait-ing.
2006-09-22 21:56:57
223.   Johnny Nucleo
216 All my best to your dad.
2006-09-22 21:57:04
224.   Bluebleeder87
Beimel pitched pretty good
2006-09-22 21:58:34
225.   underdog
221 That and I'm also riveted by Chappelle's Show at the same time.
2006-09-22 21:59:03
226.   underdog
Byrnes is 2 for 3 vs. Saito. Hm.
2006-09-22 21:59:11
227.   Paul Scott
Into the 11th in Oakland. Still 4-4.
2006-09-22 21:59:30
228.   Daniel Zappala
You can't hate Scott Shields.
2006-09-22 21:59:36
229.   Bluebleeder87
stop 'em Saito!!
2006-09-22 22:00:12
230.   Bob Timmermann
I don't believe the Dodgers have led the league in slugging since 1955. The Dodgers were in the bottom half of the NL in slugging in 2000.
2006-09-22 22:01:42
231.   das411
Yknow after seein the end of that Cards/Astros game, it looks more and more like StL will be a one and done team this year. Hard to believe that's the same squad that has reached the NLCS in five of the last six seasons.
2006-09-22 22:01:58
232.   Bluebleeder87
Saito rocks!!!
2006-09-22 22:02:04
233.   Paul Scott
2006-09-22 22:02:41
234.   underdog
Beautifully pitched. Byrnes was frozen by the last 2 pitches. Siddown, "Crash Test"!
2006-09-22 22:02:43
235.   Andrew Shimmin
Somebody ought to send 79 fruit baskets to Ted Barrett.
2006-09-22 22:02:45
236.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers are still .002 behind the best for slugging I'm sorry. They are at .429 now. The LA record is .431.

The Brooklyn record is .474 in 1953.

2006-09-22 22:02:56
237.   capdodger
That was a gift strike for the third out. Unless it's been called that way all night...
2006-09-22 22:03:59
238.   underdog
Well, I'm fighting a virus and can barely stand upright or keep my eyes open but I'm too nervous to go to bed just yet... zzzzzzzzz.
2006-09-22 22:04:16
239.   Bob Timmermann
I would like the Cardinals to play well Monday through Wednesday.
2006-09-22 22:04:24
240.   Bluebleeder87


2006-09-22 22:04:46
241.   Nagman
I think it was a strike. If anything, he missed w/location, Russ was setup inside, I think the pitch got the outside corner. Maybe a bit low if anything.
2006-09-22 22:05:23
242.   Bluebleeder87

i thought it was a strike

2006-09-22 22:06:50
243.   Gen3Blue
Hey, we got Nomar, Kent and Drew coming.
How can we be beat!
2006-09-22 22:07:11
244.   Bob Timmermann
The Padres are scheduled to face Suppan and Carpenter in the first two games in St. Louis.
2006-09-22 22:09:16
245.   Bluebleeder87

i'm thinking they'll win against Suppan & loose against Carpenter, it's baseball so you never know.

2006-09-22 22:10:04
246.   dianagramr
Big news in the Mariners/WhiteSox game tonight ... the M's scored 38 runs on 50 hits in the top of the second inning (at least according to GAMEDAY)

2006-09-22 22:10:30
247.   Bob Timmermann
The Padres are scheduled to pitch Wells and Willliams in the first two games.

The third game is up in the air for both teams.

2006-09-22 22:11:08
248.   Xeifrank
Oaks Christian demolishes the Seraphs. And Joe Montana's two kids are likely transfering to OC. vr, Xei
2006-09-22 22:12:13
249.   Nagman
246 - I can't wait to read the Griddle writeup. That's pretty funny.
2006-09-22 22:12:19
250.   Bluebleeder87
Estrada is a tough out.
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2006-09-22 22:13:03
251.   Paul Scott
So since Little insists Saito is only capable of pitching one inning, any ideas on who will pitch for the third out?
2006-09-22 22:13:28
252.   dianagramr

I've already got it covered on my mlb blog ...

2006-09-22 22:13:49
253.   Bob Timmermann
Mike Scioscia is using his closer on the road in a tie game in extra innings! Oh the humanity!
2006-09-22 22:14:23
254.   underdog
Sweet, a DP!

Now I can go pass out in bed.

Night all!

2006-09-22 22:14:33
255.   StolenMonkey86
how about that Drew family!
2006-09-22 22:14:37
256.   Bluebleeder87
3 or bust!!
2006-09-22 22:14:46
257.   Nagman
252 - Thanks. I recently added it to my "Favorites".

I love to see Saito smiling after he closes it out, for many reasons.

2006-09-22 22:15:03
258.   GMac In The 909
Yes! My lucky dinner runs to 3-0 on the week!
2006-09-22 22:15:17
259.   Daniel Zappala
Angels with their backs up against the wall. K-Rod in to pitch the bottom of the 11th, still tied.
2006-09-22 22:15:18
260.   Paul Scott
GIDP! Game over!

Bradley On Deck ready to end it in Oakland as well.

2006-09-22 22:16:32
261.   Bluebleeder87

i'm off tomorrow!! yes!!

2006-09-22 22:16:49
262.   Johnny Nucleo
Games like this remind me of the old Bob Gibson quote after one of his 1-0 shutouts... "Nice game my (butt), score some (bleeping) runs!"
2006-09-22 22:18:27
263.   Tangled Up in Blue
Classic Bradley
2006-09-22 22:18:31
264.   Bob Timmermann
That's actually a minor Milton Bradley meltdown there.

I give Milton a 5 on this temper tantrum on a scale of 10.

2006-09-22 22:19:19
265.   Xeifrank
Gameday says, Bradley out on strikes but nothing about throwing a water bottle.
vr, Xei
2006-09-22 22:20:45
266.   Bluebleeder87
just in case nobody notice, we shut the D-backs out!
2006-09-22 22:20:45
267.   dianagramr
he got ejected ... THEN he threw his bat towards his dugout
2006-09-22 22:20:53
268.   popup
Good ballgame. I hope Penny and Zach Duke pitch well tomorrow.

Stan from Tacoma

2006-09-22 22:22:55
269.   ddger
Another great outing by Lowe when we really needed our starter to pitch more than 6 innings. Lowe has become our ace. Right now even Maddux is pitching better than Penny.
2006-09-22 22:22:59
270.   Bluebleeder87

that's crazy

2006-09-22 22:24:52
271.   Bluebleeder87

so much talent but so much self hatred.

2006-09-22 22:26:36
272.   dianagramr

the Carl Everett school of conflict resolution

2006-09-22 22:29:15
273.   Johnny Nucleo
265 I'm tellin' ya, Gameday needs to be more descriptive with the ejections.
"Milton Bradley ejected (5) from game arguing balls and strikes. Throws water bottle in direction of umpire, and bat towards dugout, fielded by bench coach Bob Geren..."

Side note: in Earl Weaver's "Weaver on Strategy " there is a list of all of his ejections. I think he hit the century mark.

2006-09-22 22:29:24
274.   Tangled Up in Blue
246 - That is interesting because I was watching ESPN and they had the ticker at the bottom showing Sexson hitting 4 HR's in 7 AB's. It made know sense because they had the score right (7-2 at the time) and it was still early in the game.
2006-09-22 22:30:58
275.   Bob Timmermann
The alltime ejections leader is John McGraw, but Bobby Cox is starting to make a serious run at his record.
2006-09-22 22:32:10
276.   Tangled Up in Blue
Kietly doubles, no outs. Will the A's bunt?
2006-09-22 22:34:00
277.   Bluebleeder87


2006-09-22 22:34:07
278.   Bob Timmermann
The 5-man infield for the Angels!
2006-09-22 22:36:04
279.   Tangled Up in Blue
Figgins in playing behind the pitcher in case Rodriguez does not catch the throw back from the catcher. :)
2006-09-22 22:36:27
280.   Johnny Nucleo
275 That is such a great stat.
2006-09-22 22:36:43
281.   Jon Weisman
Crazy day. New post up top.
2006-09-22 22:40:04
282.   we are infinite
A's win
2006-09-22 22:41:23
283.   Daniel Zappala
Drats. Good season, Angels, just not your year.

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