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September 27 Stretch Run Chat
2006-09-27 15:35
by Jon Weisman
Comments (756)
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2006-09-27 15:45:41
1.   dzzrtRatt
That's a lot of games to still matter on September 27th. Lord, You are bountiful indeed. You and LaRussa.
2006-09-27 15:49:19
2.   Bluebleeder87

I'm not liberal but i am of the progressive frame of mind.

2006-09-27 15:50:47
3.   Bluebleeder87
Lowe should stick with his sinker & work the corners.
2006-09-27 15:52:12
4.   Xeifrank
Ran 20 sims of the Phillies/Nats game. The Nats won 14 out of 20 or 70% of them. Using the pythagorean win expectancy formula using my sim data they should win 70.6% of the time. Sim says the score should be around 7 to 4.5 ... Top four hitters for Philly are tough. The Nats have some inexperience in the lineup in the #1 and #6 spots.
vr, Xei
2006-09-27 15:52:29
5.   overkill94
Jon must have sensed that I was writing a long thought-out plan for the offseason and decided to ruin my thunder by starting a new thread ;)
2006-09-27 15:55:26
6.   bhsportsguy
4 That's a lot of faith in old friend Pedro Astacio.
2006-09-27 15:58:30
7.   Xeifrank
4,6. Oops, that should read the Phillies won 14 out of 20 times. vr, Xei
2006-09-27 15:58:52
8.   dzzrtRatt
I'm not sure I understand how 2 responded to my 1. I was just trying to say we're lucky it's so exciting so late in the year, and then pointing out it's mostly because the Cardinals are tanking. I wasn't trying to be Harriet or anything.
2006-09-27 16:02:17
9.   das411
From the end of last thread:

"I've said it before and I'll say it again though, it's a looooong offseason and there is only so much material JWtPK can come up with every day. Enjoy this last week (?) of games while you can!"

New: is anybody else blacked out of the Phils/Nats game? Sam? GRRR

2006-09-27 16:02:44
10.   bigcpa
5 I enjoyed your plan very much. A few names are glaring omissions which could cause great angst in the local fish wrap- namely Lofton, Nomar and Maddux.
2006-09-27 16:03:17
11.   overkill94
9 Nah, I haven't even started drinking yet
2006-09-27 16:03:55
12.   twerp
In the last thread there was mention of Penny's problems--

Following is a reposted version of a comment from a few days back:

From a game story about Penny's last good start, vs. Cubs:

"Penny had command of a fastball that touched 96 mph, but he said the key was his curveball, which he threw for strikes in any count. In 12 starts since the All-Star break, this was only the second time he made it as far as seven innings and the first time he held the opposition scoreless since June 9.

"Even when I get beat, I usually have command of my fastball," Penny said. "My_ problem usually is the curve_, and for whatever reason I had it tonight and the defense was great, and we scored early."

2006-09-27 16:04:26
13.   overkill94
10 I would be okay with signing Nomar for next year, although I'm pretty sure it would be considered a very bad idea come 2008.
2006-09-27 16:06:48
14.   50 years a Dodger Fan
13 Nomar has San Francisco Giant written all over him...
2006-09-27 16:08:02
15.   bhsportsguy
10 Lofton's career is built on moving on year to year, Maddux will probably retire, the wild card, so to speak, is Nomar, there is no question to me that he has replaced Gagne as the face of the ballclub, you know upper management (e.g. the owners) loves him and hurt or not he has made significant contributions despite his slow second half. So, I think we will have to see how banged up he really is but in the end I do see a deal for Nomar.
2006-09-27 16:09:20
16.   Bluebleeder87

i think very much of Loney for that to happened, but i would understand the signing.

2006-09-27 16:12:10
17.   Bluebleeder87

him being of Mexican roots does not hurt at all, can you imagine if he had started his career as a Dodger!? wow

2006-09-27 16:14:51
18.   Bob Timmermann
And they're off in DC, Phillies 1, Nats 0 in the 1st.
2006-09-27 16:14:58
19.   50 years a Dodger Fan
15 I like Nomar but he's blocking Loney; it's time for him to move on. I hope the club can be logical and dispassionate about this.
2006-09-27 16:15:08
20.   Xeifrank
Top of first (1 out), man on first for Utley and possibly Howard. vr, Xei
2006-09-27 16:17:15
21.   overkill94
Let's hope Hamels gets those rookie jitters and starts walking guys like I know he can.
2006-09-27 16:17:22
22.   Bluebleeder87

Are you a Sabr guy or old school like me 50YD'erfan?

2006-09-27 16:18:59
23.   Bob Timmermann
Lineups in St. Louis
Roberts LF
Sledge RF
Walker 2B
Piazza C
Gonzalez 1B
Cameron CF
Branyan SS
Blum SS
Young P

Miles SS
Duncan RF
Pujols 1B
Spiezio LF
Rolen 3B
Edmonds CF
Belliard 2B
Molina C
Reyes P

2006-09-27 16:20:59
24.   bhsportsguy
23 If Branyan was playing SS than I would think that Bochy is pulling for the Cardinals.

Utley has decided to no longer pull the ball but Astacio striking out Ryan Howard is a surprise.

2006-09-27 16:22:45
25.   Bob Timmermann
The perils of not cutting and pasting....

Let's just say Russell Branyan and Geoff Blum will be over on the left side of the infield. Khalil Greene may be back for the playoffs although I can't imagine why the Padres would want him all that much.

2006-09-27 16:24:05
26.   MMSMikey
why does everyone think nomar is going to sign with the giants?
2006-09-27 16:24:33
27.   Telemachos
Spezio batting cleanup? The mind boggles....
2006-09-27 16:24:48
28.   still bevens
25 Other than his sweet muppet haircut? He and Eric Byrnes should start a band.
2006-09-27 16:25:40
29.   scooplew
13 Nomar will be far too young to be with the Giants next year. He doesn't turn 34 until July 2007.
2006-09-27 16:28:26
30.   scooplew
6 Our old friend Astacio has been with seven clubs since the Dodgers traded him to the Rockies for Eric Young during the 1997 season: Rockies, Astros, Mets, Red Sox, Rangers, Padres and Nationals.
2006-09-27 16:29:08
31.   50 years a Dodger Fan
22 Probably neither. I just make up my own mind, such as it is. It's like Democrat or Republican; no matter which side you join, you're half wrong. There's a lot of logic in SABR decisions and they probably work out as well as their mathematical model. But baseball is in the entertainment business and public perception is probably more important than the numbers of reality. If we lose 2 or 3 games this week, we'll end up pretty much the same place we did last year (I'm assuming no WildCard), close to but still behind the Padres. But the public, and management, saw DePo as a failure; They will give Colletti plaudits and awards, simply because he was more visible and did 'all the right things' according to the book. That's life...
2006-09-27 16:31:20
32.   Jack Fimple
That Zimmerman kid is pretty good.
2006-09-27 16:31:36
33.   Bob Timmermann
New Dodger hero, Ryan Zimmerman ties the game with a solo homer in the second.
2006-09-27 16:32:36
34.   MMSMikey
ryan zimmerman looks so comfortable at the plate, and he was drafted in 2005.
2006-09-27 16:32:49
35.   Telemachos
Zimmerman for ROY! (Which I'm fairly sure will happen anyway)
2006-09-27 16:33:03
36.   trainwreck
Cole Hamels Facts...

Cole Hamels is so good he will lose this game on purpose just to inspire his teammates for next season.

2006-09-27 16:34:23
37.   Icaros
2006-09-27 16:34:45
38.   Jack Fimple
Double for Church. 2-1 Nats.
2006-09-27 16:35:21
39.   Bob Timmermann
I worship at the Church of Ryan.

Will that get me next Monday off?

2006-09-27 16:35:28
40.   dkminnick
The ESPN announcers just spent 5 minutes talking about the NL Rookie of the Year Candidates and never mentioned Ethier or Martin.
2006-09-27 16:35:33
41.   overkill94
Woo hoo! 2-1 Nats!
2006-09-27 16:35:57
42.   BlueCrew Bruin
Church for ROY!!

Oh wait...

2006-09-27 16:36:04
43.   dzzrtRatt
Is that John Kruk doing the color commentary? He must have the worst broadcasting voice I've ever heard! He sounds like Bugs Bunny trying to imitate Edward G. Robinson.
2006-09-27 16:36:09
44.   Icaros
Was Zimmerman better in the minors than Andy LaRoche?
2006-09-27 16:36:56
45.   trainwreck
It is Buck Martinez.
2006-09-27 16:37:00
46.   Bluebleeder87

i'm not a Sabr guy at all but i know it is a valuable tool to have.

2006-09-27 16:37:07
47.   MMSMikey
i still think andrea ethier is the front runner for ROY.
2006-09-27 16:38:47
48.   50 years a Dodger Fan
40 Ethier had it locked and played his way out of it. Martin was always under the radar. A pity for both. I nominate them as Co-Rookie of the Year for the Dodgers.
2006-09-27 16:38:48
49.   blue22
40 - Considering they're most likely not the ROY of their own team (Saito, for me), I don't disagree with that. I guess a mention would be nice...
2006-09-27 16:39:12
50.   Icaros
If Andrea Ethier is the female version of Andre Ethier, I imagine she'd be pretty cute.
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2006-09-27 16:39:13
51.   Icaros
If Andrea Ethier is the female version of Andre Ethier, I imagine she'd be pretty cute.
2006-09-27 16:39:33
52.   Icaros
I did nothing to deserve that.
2006-09-27 16:39:42
53.   Bluebleeder87

his hair went grey faster than enybody i know.

2006-09-27 16:40:15
54.   blue22
48 - Ethier wasn't going to have the counting stats, so his percentages were going to have to be overwhelming. I thought he'd have to hit at least .340 to get in the running, but that was really wishful thinking.
2006-09-27 16:41:38
55.   bigcpa
46 You say "sabr guy" like "neo-nazi." Sabermetrics is about science and the search for evidence of fact- nothing to be ashamed of.
2006-09-27 16:42:34
56.   Bluebleeder87

you have to have Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Hideo #'s to really make a case for you're self.IMO.

2006-09-27 16:45:08
57.   blue22
Karros hit .257 with 20 homers and a .730 OPS as a 1B to win ROY. I believe it was an off-year.

His ROY season probably doesn't get him into the top-10 this year.

2006-09-27 16:45:27
58.   trainwreck
All this time I thought the Nationals sucked.
2006-09-27 16:45:27
59.   Xeifrank
Dodgers lineup is out, Lowe is batting 9th.
vr, Xei
2006-09-27 16:45:27
60.   overkill94
Victorino's route on that ball was pretty Loftonesque.
2006-09-27 16:46:21
61.   stopthebeachballs

I think Ethier had the lead in ROY voting in mid-August. and others were running profiles on him as the leader. Plus, he had the chance to contribute on a playoff team.

I do think Martin's been vastly underrated on a national scale. I can't think of five more impressive rookie campaigns for a catcher.

2006-09-27 16:46:30
62.   underdog
I'd vote for Martin for ROY myself, for his defense and gamecalling in the heat of a race as much as for his (sometimes clutch) offense, but you can make a case for a good 10 or so guys this year. The runners up can't feel too bad about themselves. It's not like the Todd Hollandsworth year.
2006-09-27 16:46:35
63.   dkminnick
48 - I totally agree, but their topic was how deep the NL rookie crop is. They certainly deserve a mention in that context. I'm just complaining about more anti-West Coast ESPN bias.
2006-09-27 16:46:39
64.   Bluebleeder87

Not at all, why would you say that? if i were in the business i'd really take up knowing Sabr BUT i'm also even minded to know that Sabr does not tell the whole story.

2006-09-27 16:47:06
65.   dzzrtRatt
I just flipped over to ESPN 2, where these ugly sportswriters were looking at the Utley non-home-run. They're calling for NFL-style instant replay, and they say if the Phils lose the WC by just a game, it will "have to happen."

I don't know about that, but it was clearly a home run. Imagine, a break going the Dodgers' way!

2006-09-27 16:47:56
66.   stopthebeachballs
3 - 1 Nats on a Lopez single.
2006-09-27 16:49:00
67.   blue22
63 - Then I agree as well.

Did they mention Josh Barfield or Matt Cain?

2006-09-27 16:49:03
68.   Bluebleeder87

agreed, but what about the Twins catcher? is he as good as our back stop? catching & calling a game only

2006-09-27 16:49:14
69.   trainwreck
Anything to further infuriate Philadelphians is worth it.
2006-09-27 16:49:33
70.   Marty
65 Did the Phillies argue much at the time? I haven't seen any of the replays
2006-09-27 16:49:50
71.   trainwreck
They mentioned Barfield.
2006-09-27 16:50:59
72.   blue22
68 - The Twins catcher (Joe Mauer) is the gold-standard for catchers right now.
2006-09-27 16:51:36
73.   dkminnick
67 - They gave a quick mention of Barfield at the end of the discussion, but that undermined my point, so I ignored it. :-)
2006-09-27 16:52:10
74.   Xeifrank
Jeff Salazar, Troy Tulowitzki... 2 people who have never been in my kitchen. vr, Xei
2006-09-27 16:52:37
75.   twerp
Link to Maddux interview from about 10 days ago===

Some of it's known. But it's a good snapshot of how he thinks. IMO that mental game has played a part in his success.

Mentions learning from Goose Gossage, gives his take on Dodger Stadium reputation as a pitcher's park, other stuff.

2006-09-27 16:53:11
76.   trainwreck
That's right Utley remember your roots.
2006-09-27 16:53:20
77.   Bluebleeder87
i'm gonna turn on the t.v. right about now, let's see what this day/night brings.
2006-09-27 16:53:42
78.   bigcpa
64 Even the Red Sox look at personality profiles etc. They would prefer Manny wasn't a nut. There aren't any robots running teams that I know of.
2006-09-27 16:54:04
79.   trainwreck
My friend is friends with Troy Tulowitzki, they played baseball with each other.
2006-09-27 16:54:35
80.   overkill94
Anybody else hear someone yell out "Nounan!" when Howard was catching that pop-up?
2006-09-27 16:54:39
81.   blue22
Zimmerman bunted for a single with a runner on?

You know, Ryan, there's a reason why Philly wasn't expecting that particular play out of you.

2006-09-27 16:55:03
82.   BlueCrew Bruin
Looks like 36 may well be a fact.
2006-09-27 16:55:27
83.   Marty
Jose Vidro's run scoring play seems to have killed GameDay
2006-09-27 16:56:35
84.   blue22
J. Vidro grounded into fielder's choice, F. Lopez to third, R. Zimmerman out at second, F. Lopez scored, J. Vidro to second on second baseman C. Utley's throwing error
2006-09-27 16:57:12
85.   blue22
4-1 Nats, end of 3.
2006-09-27 16:58:43
86.   Marty
Pedro Astacio is pitching?
2006-09-27 16:59:13
87.   Telemachos
Thank you, Chase Utley.
2006-09-27 16:59:50
88.   GoBears
68. THis is something that's always bugged me. Other than the testimonies of pitchers, how the sam-hill would we ever know if a catcher were good or bad at calling a game? It seems to me to be one of those myths perpetuated by all the ex-catchers who become broadcasters. Joe Garagiola was probably the St. Peter of this particular church.

In fact, except perhaps when a veteran catcher is handling a rookie pitcher, it seems to me that pitchers are the ones calling the game. Mechanically, it has to be the catcher giving the sign and the pitcher either accepting it or waving it off until he gets the one he wants, because if the pitcher were to give the sign, the batter would know what's coming.

Heck, sometimes, managers even call the game, sending signals to the catcher, that he relays to the pitcher.

I certainly believe that there are catching skills (blocking bad pitches, throwing, etc.) but I do not believe that "calling the game" is one of them.

Tune in for our next episode: "Framing the pitch."

2006-09-27 17:00:03
89.   underdog
Oops. That was pretty dastardly, Utley.
2006-09-27 17:00:03
90.   Telemachos
Er, damn. I rescind my thanks.
2006-09-27 17:00:06
91.   Jacob L
Utley giveth. Utley taketh away.
2006-09-27 17:00:33
92.   underdog
(I love making obscure and slightly strained cartoon references.)
2006-09-27 17:01:08
93.   Gagne55
85 So the Law of Negative Momentum has caught the Phillies.
2006-09-27 17:01:44
94.   dkminnick
75- That Maddox interview is fantastic. He really is a wise and sensible guy. But that is to be expected of a fine wine afficianado.
2006-09-27 17:01:49
95.   Bluebleeder87

my friend that i worked with in LAX played right along side Edmonds (football) black guy that had no body fat & was/is pure muscle

2006-09-27 17:02:13
96.   underdog
88 myself, I was going purely by the testimony of Dodgers pitchers when commenting on Martin's "game calling" ability. Also have observed the way he's been with pitchers when they're stressed out - like Lowe a few times. Hasn't always been able to save Penny from himself, but dunno who could.
2006-09-27 17:03:17
97.   underdog
Houston's juggernaut is temporarily slowed at least so far, by the Pittsburgh Scrappys.
2006-09-27 17:04:23
98.   dkminnick
94 - "aficionado". Oops. Too much fine wine.
2006-09-27 17:04:44
99.   blue22
Even on Gameday...

...Utley has a sweet swing:

- C. Utley homered to deep right

...and Ryan Howard scares the bejeezus out of me:

- R. Howard lined out to deep left

2006-09-27 17:05:15
100.   Icaros
I really like the racing ex-presidents in D.C.


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2006-09-27 17:07:00
101.   Bob Timmermann
Tonight's game is the toughest one for the Astros. Jason Hirsh may be great, but right now he's just a kid from the South Bay. Or at least I think he's from the South Bay.
2006-09-27 17:09:32
102.   Xeifrank
Ok, ran 20 sims of tonight's Dodger/Rockies game. The Dodgers won 16 out of 20 (80%). The average score of a game had the Dodgers winning 5-2. The Rockies offense looks pretty pathetic and Lowe is the best the Dodgers have to offer (of late). vr, Xei
2006-09-27 17:09:35
103.   GoBears
96. Well, I'll accept that there's an art to "handling pitchers" when it comes to being a pitching coach/psychologist on the field. I was just referring to the "calling a good game" chestnut, which seems like balderdash to me.
2006-09-27 17:09:38
104.   Bluebleeder87

agreed to a certain extent, i would ask you questions on how you would handle certain batters, but i don't feel that way today, good point though.

2006-09-27 17:10:49
105.   Xeifrank
101. Not sure where Hirsh grew up, but he played college ball here in Vta Co.
vr, Xei
2006-09-27 17:10:53
106.   underdog
Detroit's losing and the Twins play the Royals tonight. Hm.
2006-09-27 17:10:57
107.   Jim Hitchcock
Hey, bigcpa...Have to tell you I watched 'War of the Worlds' over the weekend.

I know I should be ashamed, but in my defense, it's pretty dull in Carson City.

2006-09-27 17:11:51
108.   stopthebeachballs

I'll talk Martin's rookie season over Mauer's, if only because Martin didn't blow out his knee and miss 130 games (knock on wood).

While I know that the defensive element of catching is important, I'm at a complete loss for how to compare catchers defensively. It seems like you need to watch a specific catcher everyday to really get a feel for how good they are. Watching Martin everyday has been a joy.

But I'm pretty sure that that I would trade Martin for Mauer straight up.

2006-09-27 17:12:36
109.   trainwreck
Hirsh was born in Santa Monica, I have no idea where he grew up though.
2006-09-27 17:14:17
110.   Bob Timmermann
Jason Hirsh was born in Santa Monica, attended Cal Lutheran, but lives in Burbank in the offseason.

He's Mr. Southern California!

2006-09-27 17:15:02
111.   trainwreck
Funny Fact

If you google Jason Hirsh you will see a link to his profile on baseball prospectus and it says he's probably very handsome.

2006-09-27 17:17:12
112.   Bluebleeder87

my old catcher told me in mexico "these guys are laughing at how skinny you are" i stroke out 16 batters to win our jalisco championship (he knew i was very sensitive to my weight)

2006-09-27 17:17:36
113.   bigcpa
107 Hey Jim- never saw that one. I strongly recommend Thank You For Smoking on DVD next Tues.
2006-09-27 17:20:39
114.   Jim Hitchcock

That's one I'm looking forward to, Big.

Just mentioned WOTW because it starred, you know, the Tom who will go unnamed.

2006-09-27 17:22:20
115.   overkill94
Pads up 1-0 thanks to old friend Piazza. I really hope the Cards choke this lead just for the pure entertainment value of it.
2006-09-27 17:22:38
116.   Jacob L
Its early, but it seems that the Padres are poking at the corpse of the St. Louis Cardinals again.
2006-09-27 17:23:33
117.   Jacob L
115 I really hope the Cards choke just because I read "3 Nights in August."
2006-09-27 17:23:36
118.   Telemachos
It must be hilarious listening to sports-talk radio in St. Louis right now.
2006-09-27 17:25:10
119.   bigcpa
How can you walk Roberts to leadoff an inning? Hideous. And Reyes was a control freak in AAA.
2006-09-27 17:25:52
120.   StolenMonkey86
115 - the run of course scored by old friend Dave Roberts, who walked and swiped a bag
2006-09-27 17:26:46
121.   MMSMikey
AAA is not the big leagues.
2006-09-27 17:27:21
122.   bigcpa
121 Didn't you see Hoosiers? The plate is still 17" wide!
2006-09-27 17:28:42
123.   MMSMikey
yeah, but players swing and miss at pitches in AAA that big league hitters spit on.
2006-09-27 17:29:19
124.   Bluebleeder87
i've mentioned it lots of times but i really dislike the Padres.
2006-09-27 17:29:39
125.   bhsportsguy
108 Mauer's not only the king of Minnesota, he's dating Miss America or Miss USA or something like that.
2006-09-27 17:29:52
126.   Jon Weisman
Ryan Zimmermann's birthday is the same as my brother's: tomorrow. Minus the 21-year age difference.
2006-09-27 17:30:05
127.   Bob Timmermann
I have. It's not pretty. But that's year round.
2006-09-27 17:30:11
128.   Greg S
123 I heard Ted Williams could do that.
2006-09-27 17:30:22
129.   dzzrtRatt
LaRussa's gone insane.

Batting cleanup for your St. Louis Cardinals tonight...Scott Spezio.

2006-09-27 17:30:52
130.   ToyCannon
Abreu is having quite a Sept for the Yanks. Still can't believe they got him for 4 undistinguished prospects just because they took on his whole salary. Only team that could lose Sheffield and Matsui and get a better player without giving up squat in the middle of the year. If he had been a Yankee his whole career he'd already have a statue.
2006-09-27 17:31:39
131.   Bob Timmermann
Chase Utley is doing his part to keep the Phillies in the race tonight.
2006-09-27 17:31:39
132.   Bluebleeder87

if i had a 90 mph fastball i could strike out Kemp, or even Shawn Green or even better Choi.

2006-09-27 17:31:41
133.   dzzrtRatt
and Pujols K's on three pitches. Chris Young is rough duty.
2006-09-27 17:31:47
134.   ToyCannon
Rolen has had one good game in six weeks. Who would you use?
2006-09-27 17:32:09
135.   bigcpa
123 You're the Mainstream Media aren't you? I knew it!
2006-09-27 17:32:29
136.   twerp
Trying to post excerpts from a Toronto Globe & Mail story 9/16 mentioning Martin and Maddux. Try to link to it and it throws you to a premium content screen. What's here is from page 1 (of 3), which is all I could finangle==


Call it part of a rookie catcher's education: Every fifth day or so, Russell Martin pulls up a chair and gets to experience the fastest two minutes in baseball.

"Greg Maddux just has a way of simplifying everything," says Martin, a Toronto native and catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"You run into a lot of people who like to make things more complicated than they are. That's just the way some people are. But Greg, well, he doesn't want to talk to you about eight different things when you're going over the other team's lineup."

"It's like he takes 10 seconds with every hitter," adds Martin, who was raised in Montreal. "He'll mention a guy's name, and say: 'Down and away, changeup is better against him than a curveball,' . . . and then he's on to the next guy. That's one of the reasons so many guys try to sit beside him in the dugout. D-Lowe [pitcher Derek Lowe], it's like he won't leave him."....

Question (mine): Is Maddux's influence partly responsible for DLo's outstanding pitching late in the year?

IIRC, seems like elsewhere in this story Pedro is quoted saying if Maddux threw 95 all other pitchers would have to quit. Told of that, Maddux responded that "Pedro doesn't have to pitch. But he does."

2006-09-27 17:32:44
137.   Bluebleeder87
Batting cleanup for your St. Louis Cardinals tonight...Scott Spezio.

didn't he also bat for McGuire in his last MLB at bat?

2006-09-27 17:33:07
138.   MMSMikey
132, kemp and choi are not big league hitters. shawn green used to be.
2006-09-27 17:33:09
139.   fanerman
124 - You're not alone.
2006-09-27 17:35:24
140.   ToyCannon
I think Spezio's 480 slug is higher then any Dodger unless JD has passed that number recently. He's had a good year in a part time role.
2006-09-27 17:35:30
141.   underdog
The Cardinals are just inventing new ways to suck, aren't they?
2006-09-27 17:35:40
142.   StolenMonkey86
how are Furcal's chances at the silver slugger at short?
2006-09-27 17:36:59
143.   Greg S
Vinny, who knows everything about everybody in the orginization, refuses to cal Stan JOHNSTON anyhthing other that Stan JOHNSON. I think I first made this very important point in May.
2006-09-27 17:37:29
144.   Jon Weisman
Houston trailing now, 6-1.
2006-09-27 17:38:01
145.   dzzrtRatt
134 Duncan? Edmonds? Even Encarnacion has more home runs.
2006-09-27 17:38:40
146.   trainwreck
Nomar is .509
Drew is .486
Ethier is .483
Saenz is .599
Anderson is .504

Einar Diaz and Eric Stults have higher ones too but that does not really count.

2006-09-27 17:38:55
147.   Jon Weisman
A Xavier Nady single + error brought in three runs.
2006-09-27 17:39:05
148.   Borchard504
Somebody distract me from the nonstop, around the clock coverage of the alleged TO football suicide attempt here in Dallas. I think LA matches up well with the Mets... How's that for optimism?
2006-09-27 17:39:08
149.   ToyCannon
Pedro getting lit up by the Braves. Mets can't be pleased with this tuneup before the playoffs. No offense to Martin but Brian McCann is the best young offensive catcher in the NL.
2006-09-27 17:39:54
150.   Jon Weisman
380-foot single for Nomar?
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2006-09-27 17:40:13
151.   bhsportsguy
Nomar needs a designated runner.
2006-09-27 17:40:29
152.   underdog
Nomar just had what might have been the longest single I've ever seen. 390 feet. He's really running with Jason Phillips speed there.
2006-09-27 17:40:39
153.   Jon Weisman
Remember my Gameday trick: Highlight "Away Hits" or "Away Outs" - sometimes the result appears there before it appears in the text window.
2006-09-27 17:41:12
154.   Greg S
150 It's Home Run or nothing tonight for Nomar.
2006-09-27 17:41:40
155.   ToyCannon
"Anderson is 504"

That is as awesome as Lugo's sub 250 is disturbing.

2006-09-27 17:41:41
156.   underdog

He really does - can repko or someone come in and run for him every time? Otherwise, I don't see why we can't just have Saenz or Loney in there until Nomar's able to move a little better.

2006-09-27 17:42:09
157.   Gagne55
150 Seriously?
2006-09-27 17:42:58
158.   Greg S
156 Because he keeps hitting home runs that win the game and don't require him to run.
2006-09-27 17:43:19
159.   bhsportsguy
Furcal is having a great season but Reyes will get the award. Also having good years at short are Henley Ramirez (Fla), Bill Hall (Milw.), Jimmy Rollins (Phil) and Omar Vizquel (S.F.)
2006-09-27 17:43:20
160.   Gagne55
So Nomar can move Nomar. /witty pun
2006-09-27 17:43:29
161.   ToyCannon
Couldn't we just save Nomar for the 9th inning on and let someone play the first 8 innings who can actually move. How is he possibly going to score a run?
2006-09-27 17:44:37
162.   underdog
Hah hah. I was just entering some upcoming DVD releases into our catalog, and ran across this one, obviously straight to video fare:
"San Franpsycho":
A Bay Area madman is slicing and dicing the denizens of San Francisco and taunting the press with a series of cryptic letters in this edge-of-your-seat thriller starring Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez... {and I stopped there.}
2006-09-27 17:44:50
163.   Gagne55
158 He can do that as a pinch hitter. In fact, even more so, as he'd be gaureenteed to bat with the game on the line if it comes up. (unless it comes up in Furcal, Kent, or Drew's spot)
2006-09-27 17:46:02
164.   underdog
158 Right, but it kind of puts pressure on him to do that, and only that, since he can't move. But hopefully the move will prove prophetic.
2006-09-27 17:46:39
165.   Telemachos
Spezio's Yahoo! picture looks like someone scribbed his soul patch on with a red Sharpie.
2006-09-27 17:46:52
166.   Greg S
While the Dodgers were in Arizona, Lowe shot a 79 from the back tees at the TPC Scottsdale. Of course Maddux smoked him by 5 strokes. These guys are good.
2006-09-27 17:47:15
167.   StolenMonkey86
Brian McCann .332/.389/.569 23 HR, 2 SB, 0 CS
Joe Mauer .349/.432/.503 12 HR, 8 SB, 3 CS
2006-09-27 17:47:26
168.   Bluebleeder87
nice DP.
2006-09-27 17:48:00
169.   Gen3Blue
153 I've used the trick and it can work
Nice Dp. Thats what Lowe needs!
2006-09-27 17:48:44
170.   bhsportsguy
D. Lowe got 2 ground balls (1 hit) and a strikeout, I like it when I hear Vin say groundball when Lowe is on the mound.
2006-09-27 17:48:53
171.   MMSMikey
i was at that game when holliday hit that moon shot. the thing that shocked me the most was that andre ethier in left actually took 2 steps back.
2006-09-27 17:49:52
172.   bhsportsguy
166 Probably the only thing bumming them out is that they can't go hit the links at Olympic or San Francisco Golf Club this weekend.
2006-09-27 17:50:16
173.   Gen3Blue
Nice lineup-when did they get hip to batting Martin 6th?(though he could be a good #2 or 5#.
2006-09-27 17:50:32
174.   Jon Weisman
And, continuing to make the NL Central interesting, the Astros quickly get three runs back with none out in the sixth inning. Tying run is now at bat with one out.
2006-09-27 17:50:56
175.   Zak
Lance went yard... 6-4 Bucs... the Astros are smoking right now. Of course, now I'll jinx them.
2006-09-27 17:50:56
176.   regfairfield
I'm surprised Anderson is only .504. It seems like a few days ago he was in the .800s.
2006-09-27 17:51:20
177.   Jon Weisman
Eight more outs needed in D.C.
2006-09-27 17:51:41
178.   Jon Weisman
175 - Not if I jinx 'em first.
2006-09-27 17:51:57
179.   Jacob L
172 Incentive to wrap this thing up by Friday. SFGC is a tough invite, though, probably even for pro athletes.
2006-09-27 17:51:57
180.   lakerican
You people are really hilarious.

-OK Nomahh, get over there and get one of your homers now, we need it.

BTW You're forgetting that Nomar can come with someone in base... and get some ribbies.

2006-09-27 17:52:07
181.   Greg S
Wow. Soriano is really not a left fielder is he. Makes Lofton look like Edmonds.
2006-09-27 17:52:08
182.   Jon Weisman
Josh Sharpless - remember him? - is in the game for Pittsburgh.
2006-09-27 17:53:25
183.   trainwreck
.504 is for his season as a whole. It may be near .800 for the Dodgers.
2006-09-27 17:54:09
184.   das411
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have combined for (58 + 32 = ) 90 home runs this season. How many did the LAD have before The Marlon Game?
2006-09-27 17:54:24
185.   Zak
Wow, Abraham Nunez has over 300 at bats for the Cardinals for a .208 batting average.
2006-09-27 17:54:36
186.   bigcpa
Why must Vinny use cutesy nicknames for opposing players like Cookie and Silky Sullivan? Honestly!
2006-09-27 17:55:49
187.   regfairfield
183 Oh. Wow. That is amazing.
2006-09-27 17:55:50
188.   Zak
182 It was awesome to hear Vin try to say things like ~"Sharpless was anything but sharp tonight" every time he gave up a hit or a walk. Vin makes you smile even when he is predictable.
2006-09-27 17:56:02
189.   MMSMikey
sharpless played minor league ball with my brother in north carolina. hes a good guy with great potential.
2006-09-27 17:57:39
190.   Aug C
Uh oh... Ryan Wagner in a game with a 3 run lead or less... Dodgers are going to have to win tonight to stay up.
2006-09-27 17:57:52
191.   Zak
I'll let Jon update that the Astros have cut the lead to one, 6-5 Bucs... but I am still very excited. :)
2006-09-27 17:59:37
192.   Marty
Ryan Wagner's gameday picture makes him look drunk. And perhaps he is since he just gave up the lead.
2006-09-27 18:00:50
193.   MMSMikey
jimmy rollins had an ugly hit.
2006-09-27 18:01:15
194.   Zak
I've been tearing my hair out all week trying to make these scenarios work out...

Pads lose West and Astros win Central and Philly win WC, coz I'd rather play them at home than the Mets away. Won't happen obviously, but it's been fun trying to figure out how the heck it would happen. I guess Pads would have to lose every game, LAD win every game, PHI win every game and HOU win every game, and oh, STL not win 2-3 more games. See, it's a hair-tearing out scenario, and I'm still not sure if the Phils would overtake the Pods.

2006-09-27 18:01:20
195.   Marty
Boom goes the Betemit
2006-09-27 18:01:27
196.   regfairfield
Go Jose Valentin 2006.
2006-09-27 18:01:43
197.   underdog
Wilson Bettahit!
2006-09-27 18:02:05
198.   Jacob L
A Wilson Betemit sighting
2006-09-27 18:02:18
199.   Telemachos
2006-09-27 18:02:22
200.   Zak
I'm saying my ideal NLDS scenarios would be


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2006-09-27 18:02:27
201.   underdog
As the Rockies announcer just said, that was a sinker that failed to sink and Betemit smoked it.
2006-09-27 18:03:02
202.   bigcpa
460 feet for those of you watching in silence.
2006-09-27 18:03:11
203.   Greg S
43. dzzrtRatt
Is that John Kruk doing the color commentary? He must have the worst broadcasting voice I've ever heard! He sounds like Bugs Bunny trying to imitate Edward G. Robinson.

I've agreed with your posts all year long but this one is dead on. And it's not Buck Martinez. Must be the other guy (Duke somebody). You've hit it on the head with your description.

2006-09-27 18:04:43
204.   underdog
203 That analogy cracked me up too. Kruk: "It's curtains for you, Mugsy... nyah."
2006-09-27 18:05:02
205.   Greg S
Nice. We could really use his bat coming back to life.
2006-09-27 18:06:11
206.   ssjames
Hasn't anyone told the Dodgers that Cook has about the lowest K rate in the National League?
2006-09-27 18:07:10
207.   Greg S
203 Sorry, it probably IS Buck Martinez. I was thinking that it's not TINO Martinez who also has a ridiculous voice.
2006-09-27 18:10:31
208.   Sam DC
Yeesh -- well, I see another snoozer in DC. Seems from the thread like another episode of Revenge of the Nats Defense is on.

Someone asked above, Zimmerman only spent a couple of months in the minors -- went to U VA, also played on the US national team, drafted in June 2005, two months in the minors (SAL and AA), then called up last September.

Jon -- assume your 126 was an unentional tribute to our Bob . . .

And someone would tell me if Teddy won the President's race, right?

2006-09-27 18:11:31
209.   Greg S
208. He did not. TJ took it.
2006-09-27 18:11:42
210.   twerp
203 One of the better descriptions I've heard of someone's voice: "sounds like 1000 bullfrogs being run over by a gravel truck on a bumpy road at midnight."

Calls up some vivid imagery, it does...

2006-09-27 18:11:59
211.   Sam DC
Pirates loaded the bases v. Houston with one out but Bay GIDP.
2006-09-27 18:12:33
212.   StolenMonkey86
Buck Martinez said Maddux is 120-0 career with 5 runs of support.
2006-09-27 18:13:29
213.   Greg Brock
Soriano up with a runner on second and two out. Manuel makes a pitching change, bringing in Ryan Madsen.
2006-09-27 18:13:51
214.   bhsportsguy
Okay Alfonso, time to redeem yourself.
2006-09-27 18:15:11
215.   Zak
212 That is seriously sick.
2006-09-27 18:15:29
216.   Greg Brock
Soriano redeems nothing. First pitch flyout to CF>
2006-09-27 18:15:46
217.   Zak
It's almost hard to believe. I have to research that one.
2006-09-27 18:15:47
218.   Bluebleeder87
Harry Caray's voice wasn't exactly great either, we all loved him though.
2006-09-27 18:16:33
219.   bhsportsguy
217 I saw that in a game story in one of the local papers.
2006-09-27 18:17:29
220.   Greg S
212. Really amazing when you think of the Dodger starters who have lost this year with that much support. All of them?
2006-09-27 18:18:33
221.   Greg Brock
Leadoff double for Ryan Howard...Drat.
2006-09-27 18:20:51
222.   Zak
How's this for best trade of last offseason: Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez and Terrmel Sledge for Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka and Billy Killian?? That trade is probably the single biggest reason why SD is even competitive in the NL West this year.
2006-09-27 18:21:08
223.   Greg Brock
Howard caught in a rundown!

No, the Nats didn't throw it in the dugout. He is out. I'm as shocked as you are.

2006-09-27 18:21:36
224.   dzzrtRatt
I can't even hear Harry Caray's voice in my head anymore. All I can hear is Will Farrell's version; "If I was a scientist, do you know what I'd clone? Hot dogs!"
2006-09-27 18:21:52
225.   Bluebleeder87

agreed, but what about Hoffman?

2006-09-27 18:22:03
226.   bhsportsguy
212 That stat is not just scoring 5 runs, it is when his team is ahead by 5 runs such as when it was 6-1, though I'm sure his percentage of wins is high when his team scores 5 runs for him, I doubt he is undefeated.
2006-09-27 18:22:35
227.   Greg S
Rolen knocks in the tying run in St. Louis!
Still 2 on with 2 out.
2006-09-27 18:22:42
228.   Sam DC
Rolen up -- runners on the corners, two outs.
2006-09-27 18:23:06
229.   bhsportsguy
222 Otsuka pitched pretty well for the Rangers, the problem is Eaton got hurt and now he is a free agent.
2006-09-27 18:23:11
230.   Bob Timmermann
This is no way to break the team LOB or XBH record!
2006-09-27 18:23:39
231.   Sam DC
Well, it takes a while for the electrons to get all the way through the tubes and out the pipes and to my couch and stuff.
2006-09-27 18:24:26
232.   Bluebleeder87

"here's a guy...." i can still hear him. shame on you.

2006-09-27 18:24:46
233.   Greg S
Actually Sam, I just made a prediction and went with it.
2006-09-27 18:24:57
234.   Greg Brock
224 Dawson spelled backwards is Noswad.

Thanks Harry!

2006-09-27 18:25:39
235.   trainwreck
Aww heck.
2006-09-27 18:26:45
236.   fanerman
Pujols stole a base off of Piazza. Cool. Pujols has 16 stolen bases last season compared to only 2 caught stealings. This season he's only stolen 6. Maybe 7.
2006-09-27 18:27:33
237.   Telemachos
218 Surely I'm not the only person in the world who can't stand Caray, am I?
2006-09-27 18:27:49
238.   Bluebleeder87
"i just don't get it" Harry Carry
2006-09-27 18:29:18
239.   Travis
212 226 Here's at least 1 game Maddux lost with 5 runs of support:

2006-09-27 18:29:19
240.   Bluebleeder87
2006-09-27 18:30:06
241.   Johnny Nucleo
At bat: Mr. Dodger Killer
2006-09-27 18:31:41
242.   Bob Timmermann
The prototypical Coors Field inning here.
2006-09-27 18:32:44
243.   Greg Brock
Runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out for the Nats.
2006-09-27 18:32:52
244.   dzzrtRatt
My brain is about as scrambled as Harry Caray's, trying to follow three games and make dinner.

But while you all watch Lowe have a rough inning, the Nats are starting to rally. Two on, nobody out.

2006-09-27 18:33:15
245.   bigcpa
1st, 2nd nobody down for Los Nats.
2006-09-27 18:33:52
246.   Bob Timmermann
I've just realized I have to go to the laundromat tonight and do a ton of laundry. I've got tomorrow off, but they're all day games tomorrow!

Baseball before clean underwear!

2006-09-27 18:33:54
247.   scareduck
Tampa Bay 11, Boston 0.

The entirety of this is too mind-blowing to contemplate.

2006-09-27 18:34:23
248.   twerp
An exchange between Harry Caray and Steve Stone on a Cubs broadcast which I never will forget==

Caray: (a player, don't recall who) ...."fielded that ball and made the throw with effortless grace..."

Stone: "Effortless Grace....I remember her!"

Caray, spluttering: "This is a family show, you....."

2006-09-27 18:34:55
249.   Greg Brock
Frank Robinson is bringing in a pinch hitter to bunt with two on and nobody out.
2006-09-27 18:35:05
250.   scareduck
247 - with Josh Beckett giving up eight of those, all earned.
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2006-09-27 18:35:37
251.   Sam DC
Hmmm . . . Phils may have another reasonable beef with the umpiring there (I think Howard beat Zimm back to the bag).
2006-09-27 18:35:41
252.   Bob Timmermann
The Reds could lose today, be 78-80 with four games left and they still won't be eliminated.
2006-09-27 18:35:47
253.   bhsportsguy
With first and third and one in already, not bad to escape giving up only one more, you are not going win by scoring 1 run in Coors anyway.
2006-09-27 18:36:23
254.   Greg Brock
251 It was a bad call. Yay bad calls!
2006-09-27 18:37:50
255.   Greg Brock
Nook Logan strikes out on three pitches. Two out, two on in DC.
2006-09-27 18:38:29
256.   Sam DC
Well, I forgot to hit "submit" when I posted "I'd pinch hit for Nook here" three minutes ago.

But boy am I prescient.

2006-09-27 18:38:43
257.   StolenMonkey86
Wait a minute, I got it

it's "when given a lead of five runs or more" according to the notes


2006-09-27 18:38:52
258.   Sam DC
2006-09-27 18:40:25
259.   Travis
257 I imagine the average winning percentage for starting pitchers given a 5+ run lead is at least .975.
2006-09-27 18:40:33
260.   Bob Timmermann
How many pitchers ever lose more than a handful of games when given a lead of five or more. There are only so many Odalis Perezes in the world.
2006-09-27 18:42:25
261.   Sam DC
Man this lefty is killing Church with those curves.
2006-09-27 18:43:18
262.   Greg Brock
Church flies out. Inning over.

Nook Logan is on notice. Frank Robinson is already dead.

2006-09-27 18:43:49
263.   capdodger
Dang. Nearly identical situations in Colorado and DC, and both come up empty.
2006-09-27 18:46:01
264.   bhsportsguy
260 There was a great stat in the first Bill James Historical Abstract where he took 2 seasons that Koufax pitched and figured out he won 3 out of 4 games when he got 3 or less runs of support, not a lead, just 3, 2, or 1 run.
2006-09-27 18:47:05
265.   bhsportsguy
You get the feeling that Frank could have used Marlon Anderson in the 8th inning.
2006-09-27 18:47:45
266.   trainwreck
2006-09-27 18:48:22
267.   MMSMikey
unbelieveable, heres an idea wilson, bend.
2006-09-27 18:49:52
268.   Bob Timmermann
Houston heading to the 9th in Pittsburgh, trailing 6-5.
2006-09-27 18:50:59
269.   Greg Brock
Zimmerman is a stud with the glove. But you knew that already.
2006-09-27 18:51:31
270.   dzzrtRatt
great Beltre-ish pickup by Zimmerman(n) to rob Rollins of a IF hit.
2006-09-27 18:51:38
271.   dianagramr
zimmerman and beltre for 3b gold gloves this year
2006-09-27 18:52:00
272.   dianagramr
2006-09-27 18:54:11
273.   StolenMonkey86
ok, Lowe doesn't do too well immediately following a balk
2006-09-27 18:54:20
274.   Bob Timmermann
Walk Utley! Pitch to Howard instead!
2006-09-27 18:55:32
275.   Bob Timmermann
Lowe now leads all Dodger pitchers in balks.

He has 2.

2006-09-27 18:55:50
276.   Sam DC
Salomon Torres pitching at PNC. One out, one out.
2006-09-27 18:56:34
277.   Greg Brock
Well, Utley walks. Howard up first and third.

Walk the Beast!

2006-09-27 18:56:48
278.   Greg Brock
IBB for Howard.
2006-09-27 18:56:59
279.   fanerman
Come on Nomar. If you hit a home run you don't have to run.
2006-09-27 18:57:29
280.   Sam DC
The captions on my tv just said "Gonna make co9 beat you."
2006-09-27 18:59:24
281.   Bob Timmermann
Who's Chris Booker?
2006-09-27 18:59:53
282.   dianagramr
basehit for scott .... astros tie it up
2006-09-27 19:00:06
283.   scareduck
Tampa Bay 11, Boston 0.

The entirety of this is too mind-blowing to contemplate.

2006-09-27 19:00:35
284.   scareduck
Walking Lance Berkman to get to .354-hitting, 1.107-OPSing Luke Scott wasn't a good idea.
2006-09-27 19:00:42
285.   MMSMikey
the dodgers really gotta give nomar a break tomorrow.
2006-09-27 19:00:44
286.   Sam DC
2006-09-27 19:00:47
287.   Bob Timmermann
Diane weeps...
2006-09-27 19:01:07
288.   scareduck
283 - oops, browser malfunction.
2006-09-27 19:02:46
289.   Bluebleeder87
nice hit by Drew.
2006-09-27 19:03:02
290.   Greg S
Boy I wish Nomar had at least given it his all getting to 2nd. You could see him give a little extra at the very end.
2006-09-27 19:03:07
291.   dzzrtRatt
Mr. Consistent!
2006-09-27 19:03:16
292.   MMSMikey
oh my god, drew murdered that ball.
2006-09-27 19:03:24
293.   Greg Brock
Chris Booker throws various and sundry frisbees, co9 grounds into fielders choice. Inning over.
2006-09-27 19:03:24
294.   dianagramr

sigh .... the geek in me is now rooting for 4 straight t.b. losses

2006-09-27 19:03:36
295.   Sam DC
"Chris Booker RH RP - Booker was picked up from the Cincinnati Reds after the 2005 season. He was selected in the Rule 5 draft and bounced between Kansas City and Philadelphia before being returned to Washington on July 14. In his 14 games in New Orleans, Booker has thrown 15.1 innings allowing 7 runs on 14 hits and 13 walks with 27 strikeouts. If Felix Rodriguez is not recalled , expect Booker to get the nod."

2006-09-27 19:04:28
296.   Bob Timmermann
Schneider, Castro, and Lopez due up in the 9th?
2006-09-27 19:05:31
297.   underdog
Was Drew's ball close to a home run? My MLBTV pooped out right before that, confarnit. (But I'll take it.)
2006-09-27 19:05:41
298.   Greg S
296. Yes
2006-09-27 19:06:00
299.   Greg Brock
Would you rather have anyone else?

Don't answer that.

2006-09-27 19:06:12
300.   Greg S
297 Hit the wall.
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2006-09-27 19:06:14
301.   Sam DC
Interesting to bring the guy with this background -- "Booker has thrown 15.1 innings allowing 7 runs on 14 hits and 13 walks " -- into a bases loaded situation.
2006-09-27 19:06:20
302.   Bluebleeder87

by about 5 to 3 feet.

2006-09-27 19:06:35
303.   MMSMikey
lowe needs to lock down. right now.
2006-09-27 19:07:17
304.   underdog
Base hit to start the 9th for Washington's Schneider.
2006-09-27 19:07:23
305.   Sam DC
Schneider's had a good second half.

Castro -- I just can't imagine he'll get to bat.

Well, I can imagine it . . .

2006-09-27 19:07:25
306.   Greg Brock
Leadoff hit for Schneider.
2006-09-27 19:07:52
307.   Sam DC
I'm slow tonight.

No greenies.

2006-09-27 19:07:52
308.   Greg Brock
305 Robinson is out of position players.
2006-09-27 19:08:02
309.   Vishal
c'mon, pinch-run for schneider!
2006-09-27 19:08:38
310.   Vishal
[305] you're kidding me. what an idiot.
2006-09-27 19:09:00
311.   Bob Timmermann
Officially, Gameday lists Nick Johnson as being available for Washington.
2006-09-27 19:09:42
312.   Greg S
Castro walks! 2 on nobody out.
2006-09-27 19:09:43
313.   Vishal
oops, speaking of idiots, i meant [308].
2006-09-27 19:09:52
314.   Greg Brock
1st and 2nd nobody out for the Nats.
2006-09-27 19:10:19
315.   Greg Brock
313 Hey, you callin' me an idiot, pal?!
2006-09-27 19:10:30
316.   Sam DC
Has George Lombard been in?
2006-09-27 19:11:33
317.   Greg Brock
316 Lombard pinch-ran in the seventh.
2006-09-27 19:11:48
318.   MMSMikey
did anyone here that story about tom gordon in the ALCS in 2004 he was so nervous out in the bullpen he was throwing up?
2006-09-27 19:12:33
319.   Greg Brock
2nd and 3rd for Soriano with one out after the bunt.
2006-09-27 19:12:42
320.   Bob Timmermann
I saw Abraham fumbling that bunt with Martin, Bobby, and John.
2006-09-27 19:12:59
321.   MMSMikey
soriano with yet another chance.
2006-09-27 19:12:59
322.   Vishal
[315] nah dude, i was referring to frank robinson. how do you run out of position players before the 9th inning in september??
2006-09-27 19:13:00
323.   MMSMikey
soriano with yet another chance.
2006-09-27 19:13:14
324.   MMSMikey
whoops nevermind.
2006-09-27 19:13:17
325.   Greg Brock
IBB for Soriano. Bases loaded, one out for Sam's dreamboat, Mr. Zimmerman.
2006-09-27 19:13:29
326.   Greg S
Walking Soriano. Zimmerman up with the bases loaded and 1 out.
2006-09-27 19:13:47
327.   bhsportsguy
Do you walk Soriano to pick up the force play, he doesn't really matter as far as the run counts.
2006-09-27 19:13:53
328.   MMSMikey
ryan zimmerman is trying to run away with dodgers team mvp.
2006-09-27 19:14:02
329.   Uncle Miltie
Frank Robinson is a better manager than Charlie Manuel, therefore there's a good bet that the Nationals will win. Frank Robinson could be one of the worst managers ever and he'd still be better than Manuel.
2006-09-27 19:14:43
330.   Uncle Miltie
I would have pitched to Soriano
2006-09-27 19:14:43
331.   regfairfield
329 At least in terms of game strategy, it's been proven that Robinson is the worst manager ever.
2006-09-27 19:14:59
332.   bhsportsguy
This is one of those situations where we started getting to Cook and Hurdle left him in, lets see if we can get a few more runs here.
2006-09-27 19:15:27
333.   Vishal
#$^#$^E come on... felipe lopez had the count 2-0, why did he sacrifice with soriano on deck?? at least zimmerman is credible, but when the winning run is already on base, of COURSE soriano is going to get walked. ridiculous.
2006-09-27 19:16:20
334.   bhsportsguy
I can hear JoeyP right now...........
2006-09-27 19:16:37
335.   Uncle Miltie
331- yea, but he's had more opportunities to screw up. The bunt was a dumb play. Manuel makes Jimbo look like a brilliant strategist.
2006-09-27 19:16:39
336.   Greg S
Hey, Dodgers have a runner on 3rd. How'd that happen?
Too much to watch!
2006-09-27 19:16:47
337.   Aug C
2006-09-27 19:16:52
338.   Greg Brock
Zimmerman for lead Prince of the Confederation of the Rhine!

He walked. Tie game.

2006-09-27 19:16:55
339.   trainwreck
Give that guy the ROY.
2006-09-27 19:16:55
340.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2006-09-27 19:16:59
341.   Bob Timmermann
I sense a rant from Mike Carminati soon.
2006-09-27 19:17:03
342.   djramone
333 - Couldn't agree more. He traded an out and taking the bat out of the hands of his best hitter, to move the runner up one base...
2006-09-27 19:17:31
343.   Vishal
[336] merlin tripled.
2006-09-27 19:17:46
344.   Uncle Miltie
Nice at bat by Zimmermann. Manuel loses again.

Robert Fick is a Dodger fan.

2006-09-27 19:18:02
345.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Who pinch-hits for Booker?
2006-09-27 19:18:06
346.   bhsportsguy
Yes, way to walk Zim.
2006-09-27 19:18:12
347.   Telemachos
Woot! Marlon "The Beast" Anderson triples and Zimmerman walks to score the tying run, all in the same refresh.
2006-09-27 19:18:17
348.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Kearns, apparently.
2006-09-27 19:18:25
349.   Dodger Hill
So sweet!!! Go Nationals!
2006-09-27 19:18:53
350.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
That was up in Fick's eyes.
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2006-09-27 19:19:14
351.   Vishal
c'mon, fick. deep fly ball to center, that's all you need.
2006-09-27 19:19:20
352.   Bob Timmermann
Kearns is probably praying that he gets hit by the pitch.
2006-09-27 19:19:30
353.   Dodger Hill
This could be one sweet night for the Dodgers.
2006-09-27 19:19:49
354.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
I couldn't watch that replay. Ugh.
2006-09-27 19:20:08
355.   Greg S
2006-09-27 19:20:42
356.   Vishal
if we didn't NEED them to win, i'd say that the nationals deserve to lose this game.
2006-09-27 19:20:51
357.   Aug C
OH HECK YES (Dodger version)
2006-09-27 19:20:55
358.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2006-09-27 19:20:55
359.   trainwreck
Awww that was your pitch Kearns.
2006-09-27 19:20:58
360.   Jon Weisman
Andre, enfin!
2006-09-27 19:21:04
361.   Bob Timmermann
The Reds lose to Florida 7-2.
2006-09-27 19:21:08
362.   bhsportsguy
Ethier gets a hit and Raffy better not bunt.
2006-09-27 19:21:26
363.   Sam DC
Sure looks like those swings hurt.

Great take on ball 3.

2006-09-27 19:21:28
364.   Greg Brock
3-2 to Kearns.
2006-09-27 19:21:49
365.   bhsportsguy
No Raffy, no, no bunts.
2006-09-27 19:21:51
366.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Extras, anyone?
2006-09-27 19:21:55
367.   underdog
If Kearns comes through, this will def. be a sweet couple of ...

Argh, he just popped up. Extras in DC.

2006-09-27 19:21:55
368.   Greg Brock
Free baseball in Washington.
2006-09-27 19:22:00
369.   Uncle Miltie
Phillies escape the jam.
2006-09-27 19:22:43
370.   bhsportsguy
That's okay Raffy, you can steal 2B.
2006-09-27 19:22:56
371.   Slipstream
all three games are now tied.
2006-09-27 19:23:10
372.   Sam DC
Well, with Livan gone, the Nats don't do to well in the pitchers who can pinch hit department.

Ramon Ortiz has pinch run a few times (should have used him instead of Lombard!)

2006-09-27 19:23:18
373.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
SD has two aboard in the 8th, one out.
2006-09-27 19:23:22
374.   Vishal
stupid nationals. booooooo.

andre ethier, yayy!!

2006-09-27 19:23:24
375.   Aug C
sigh... three tied games at once to watch... i'm going to fail out of school
2006-09-27 19:23:29
376.   Slipstream
not any more.
2006-09-27 19:23:36
377.   Bob Timmermann
I would hate to think how nerve-wracking the 9th inning was a Phillies fan. That inning was a Tribute to Antacids.
2006-09-27 19:23:36
378.   trainwreck
Way to do it Troy!!! Maybe he listened to my friend and did try to sabotage the game.
2006-09-27 19:23:40
379.   Greg Brock
Marlon Anderson has been a pleasant surprise.

The preceding obvious comment brought to you by the Baltimore Opera Hat Company.

2006-09-27 19:23:51
380.   StolenMonkey86
So 3.5 made it 4-4.
2006-09-27 19:24:04
381.   bhsportsguy
Yes, there you go, now its the bullpen, come on Nomar just one 390 foot single.
2006-09-27 19:24:31
382.   Vishal
[375] 4 tied games: phils-nats, dodgers-rocks, pirates-stros, and pads-cards.
2006-09-27 19:25:16
383.   StolenMonkey86
Loney in for Nomar, por favor
2006-09-27 19:25:44
384.   trainwreck
Too bad the Nats are going into extras without a bench.
2006-09-27 19:25:53
385.   bhsportsguy
I can't believe he kept Cook in there for all those at bats.
2006-09-27 19:25:58
386.   Vishal
sweet, scratch our game off the list!
2006-09-27 19:26:12
387.   Bob Timmermann
I would check the score of the Dodgers game again.
2006-09-27 19:26:16
388.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
385 - Same here.
2006-09-27 19:26:47
389.   bhsportsguy
384 Phillies are out of their good pitchers, but the Nationals did only score 1 run despite having runners in scoring positon twice with less than two out.
2006-09-27 19:27:03
390.   StolenMonkey86
Ok, cool. Give Young some PT.
2006-09-27 19:27:13
391.   underdog
I'd like to thank Clint Hurdle for leaving Aaron in there long after he'd been cooked. (Not that all the balls in that inning were hit that hard but he was definitely done...)
2006-09-27 19:27:27
392.   Greg Brock
Double for Phillies makes it 6-5.
2006-09-27 19:27:34
393.   Aug C
crap... phillies score off cordero to also take a 1-run lead
2006-09-27 19:28:13
394.   underdog
Argh, I forgot the Nats had traded most of their bullpen to Cincinnati earlier.

And now.. .a Joe Thurston sighting!

2006-09-27 19:28:13
395.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
The color man on the Phils-Nats broadcast - I think it's Buck Martinez - sounds like Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
2006-09-27 19:28:15
396.   Greg Brock
Old friend Joe Thurston in to pinch hit.
2006-09-27 19:28:23
397.   Bob Timmermann
I saw Abraham with an RBI double with Bobby, Martin, and John.
2006-09-27 19:28:31
398.   Sam DC
See last nites thread for disclaimers and warnings re Chad Cordero.
2006-09-27 19:28:33
399.   trainwreck
Awesome. I love how Delwyn actually tried to knock him instead of just letting himself get tagged.
2006-09-27 19:28:55
400.   Sam DC
What's going on, Bob?
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2006-09-27 19:29:08
401.   Dodger Hill
Dang, out the plate. That third run would have been sweet.
2006-09-27 19:29:09
402.   underdog
So he's Shake meets Bugs meets Edward G Robinson...?
2006-09-27 19:29:11
403.   Aug C
oh man... props to Closser for holding onto Delwyn Young's attempted assault and battery. The Rockies should get an extra run for his efforts. Wait, what am I saying?
2006-09-27 19:29:19
404.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Was the play at the plate close?
2006-09-27 19:29:36
405.   Greg Brock
Yes, but can you tell me where he's gone?

I just looked around, and he's gone.

2006-09-27 19:29:38
406.   dianagramr

Buck Martinez ... #1 in the 'hood, G

2006-09-27 19:30:10
407.   bhsportsguy
If I were in Fantasy contention, that would have been painful last inning for me in DC since I had both Gordon and Cordero.
2006-09-27 19:30:14
408.   underdog
Ah Delwyn!! Nomar would have totally scored on that one. ;-)
2006-09-27 19:30:27
409.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
397 - Ha!
They don't make songs that poltical - or that depressing - nowadays.
2006-09-27 19:31:21
410.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Pads have runners at second and third, two out.
2006-09-27 19:31:24
411.   Uncle Miltie
Thurston still has that ugly swing. I thought he was with the Yankees.
2006-09-27 19:31:44
412.   bhsportsguy
Abraham Nunez is dead to me.
2006-09-27 19:32:04
413.   Gen3Blue
These games and this race is too dramatic for me. For some reason I can hardly watch.
But yes, Loney please. I hope in the confusion of this division race, the D's don't lose sight of their young talent. The D's could field a very competent 8 position players for ~16 mil. Imagine the pitching they could afford. Although some think good pitching is coming from the farm.
2006-09-27 19:32:12
414.   Aug C
so... does this mean Broxton is going two innings? (assuming he doesn't get chased)
2006-09-27 19:32:17
415.   Greg S
404. Delwyn absolutely leveled the catcher. Throw had him by about two steps but he put a nasty (but clean) hit on the catcher. Amazing that he held the ball/got up.
2006-09-27 19:32:20
416.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Big bad John comes in.
Hold 'em, Bull.
2006-09-27 19:32:43
417.   fanerman
Somehow I get the feeling that Washington's chance to win this game came in the 9th inning.
2006-09-27 19:32:50
418.   bhsportsguy
414 Its possible that Beimel comes in to pitch to the Holliday, Helton, and Haupe group.
2006-09-27 19:33:07
419.   bhsportsguy
417 Or the 8th.
2006-09-27 19:33:26
420.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Wild pitch gives SD the go-ahead run, but a second runner is thrown out, 2-1.
2006-09-27 19:33:53
421.   bhsportsguy
Cardinals are cursed, go ahead run scores on wild pitch with the last out coming at home plate.
2006-09-27 19:34:08
422.   StolenMonkey86
Young is listed 5-8 210. I imagine he would go barrelling into the catcher.
2006-09-27 19:34:09
423.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
420 - The 2-1 is both the score, and the scoring on the runner thrown out at the plate.
2006-09-27 19:34:45
424.   bhsportsguy
Houston has Berkman first up if they can get out this inning.
2006-09-27 19:35:10
425.   Vishal
2-1 pads. 6-5 phils. we've gotta win today.

frank robinson = public enemy

2006-09-27 19:35:44
426.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Great bunt!
2006-09-27 19:35:56
427.   Uncle Miltie
Scrappy bunt by Nook!
2006-09-27 19:36:14
428.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Nook never touched first when he passed the bag.
2006-09-27 19:36:16
429.   Greg Brock
Nook Logan aboard with bunt single/horrible throw to first.

Take your pick...Probably a hit.

2006-09-27 19:36:19
430.   Greg S
425. Did he fail to get a run home with the bases loaded and 1 out?
2006-09-27 19:37:12
431.   MMSMikey
what a crazy night of baseball. that collision at home pretty much sums it up, this is what its all about, baby! September Baseball! Wooo!
2006-09-27 19:37:15
432.   bhsportsguy
Bunt single, hope springs eternal in DC.
2006-09-27 19:37:46
433.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
429 - My mental scoreboard flashes H
2006-09-27 19:38:18
434.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
"Throw strikes!"
2006-09-27 19:38:43
435.   Uncle Miltie
Good job by Frank to let Church swing the bat. I think I'd run Nook here.
2006-09-27 19:38:48
436.   Sam DC
Bucs with the winning run at second, one out, bottom eleventh. Jack Wilson batting.
2006-09-27 19:39:17
437.   Greg S
1-2-3 inning for Broxton. Nice.
2006-09-27 19:39:50
438.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Who pitches the eighth?
2006-09-27 19:40:17
439.   Gen3Blue
Phillies and Padres have most phenomenal luck. Looks like they will both win. Well we won 16 of 17 or whatever.
2006-09-27 19:41:34
440.   Aug C
2006-09-27 19:41:37
441.   Greg Brock
Base hit. Tie game. Holy Smokes.
2006-09-27 19:41:37
442.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
PIT has the NL batting lead up with the winning run on third and two out.
2006-09-27 19:41:41
443.   Greg S
439. OR NOT!
2006-09-27 19:41:42
444.   Uncle Miltie
Tie game!
2006-09-27 19:41:55
445.   Bob Timmermann
Not so fast my friend.
2006-09-27 19:41:56
446.   underdog
HUZZAH! The Nats come through and tie it again!

Gotta admire their pluck. Or spunk. Or scrap. Or something.

2006-09-27 19:42:00
447.   dianagramr
Freddy Sanchez LEADS the NL in batting with men in scor. pos ... .395!


2006-09-27 19:42:04
448.   trainwreck
This is just getting funny now.
2006-09-27 19:42:07
449.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
HOU is walking Sanchez to pitch to Bay.
2006-09-27 19:42:10
450.   Sam DC
Show/Hide Comments 451-500
2006-09-27 19:43:03
451.   dianagramr
garner has lost his mind .... 2 out with a runner on 3rd in tie game, and he ibb's next 2 batters
2006-09-27 19:43:29
452.   bhsportsguy
450 What happened, all I have is one out and a runner on first (which I think is wrong).
2006-09-27 19:43:34
453.   dianagramr
they ibb'ed bay also! :-O
2006-09-27 19:43:34
454.   Sam DC
That's just a general comment covering the last 450 comments and related real-world events.
2006-09-27 19:43:36
455.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
IBBs to Sanchez and Bay. X-Man up with the bases loaded.
2006-09-27 19:43:44
456.   Aug C
Linebrink's been worked pretty hard lately... 2 on for Albert Pujols (but two out)
2006-09-27 19:43:46
457.   dzzrtRatt
I'd like to personally thank Frank Robinson for his leadership in rousing the Nats to such glorious heights.
2006-09-27 19:43:55
458.   Gen3Blue
446 I admire their Hutzpah greatly. Please let them win.
2006-09-27 19:44:07
459.   trainwreck
Those Philly fans they just showed look like those annoying Gotti kids. One more reason to root against them.
2006-09-27 19:44:18
460.   Vishal
what happened?? yahoo is frozen.
2006-09-27 19:44:46
461.   bhsportsguy
No really, how did the Nats tie score in the 10th.
2006-09-27 19:44:47
462.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Pujols up with two on, two out.
2006-09-27 19:45:07
463.   Gen3Blue
I hope SamDC is around and pulling!
2006-09-27 19:45:19
464.   Greg S
Best. Night. Of baseball. Ever.
2006-09-27 19:45:22
465.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Astros escape! To the 12th!
2006-09-27 19:45:45
466.   Vishal
[451] yeah, but he's on the road in extra innings; the runner on 3rd is the only one that matters.
2006-09-27 19:45:45
467.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2006-09-27 19:45:57
468.   bhsportsguy
Dan Wheeler has a horrible ratio but apparently the walking the bases loaded works tonight.
2006-09-27 19:46:08
469.   dzzrtRatt
oh my!
2006-09-27 19:46:11
470.   underdog
Oh my lord, Rollins just coughed up a horrible error on an easy ground ball that should have ended the inning. Gotta laugh.
2006-09-27 19:46:19
471.   Greg Brock
Rollins bobbles a ball, and throws it guessed it...absolutely nobody in particular.

Two on, two out in Washington.

2006-09-27 19:46:20
472.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Gen. Cla Meredith, CSA, comes in to face Pujols.
2006-09-27 19:47:04
473.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Pujols homers!
2006-09-27 19:47:04
474.   Sam DC
463 Am around -- see 20 comments above in the last hour.

Nats scored by Nook Logan bunting on, Ryan Church grounding him over, Brian Schneider singling him in.

Now Soriano up two on two out.

2006-09-27 19:47:08
475.   dzzrtRatt
"in play, run scoring play" for Pujols.
2006-09-27 19:47:13
476.   Aug C
... and Pujols comes through!!
2006-09-27 19:47:55
477.   Greg S
I can't keep up!
2006-09-27 19:48:11
478.   Greg Brock
Gen. Cla Meredith, CSA surrenders...

A home run, that is.

2006-09-27 19:48:37
479.   dzzrtRatt
I guess a homer would count as a run scoring play. I feel like I have to beat the information out of Game Day. It was a hit! (Whack) Okay, it was a run-scoring hit! (Whack) She's my sister AND my daughter! (Whack)
2006-09-27 19:48:41
480.   dianagramr
twins lose 6-4 .... tigers losing 7-4 top 9th
2006-09-27 19:48:46
481.   Greg S
Soriano is single handedly losing this game for the Nats.
2006-09-27 19:49:14
482.   bhsportsguy
478 I was really torn about the great collapse or wanting the Padres to feel some heat.
2006-09-27 19:49:36
483.   Greg Brock
479 Forget about it, Ratt...It's GameDayTown.
2006-09-27 19:50:00
484.   Sam DC
This is dizzying.

Soriano is just lost these days. It's pretty disappointing as he was 2004 Beltre-locked-in for so long this year and it was fun to watch.

2006-09-27 19:50:01
485.   dzzrtRatt
I'm sure I'm not the first person to notice Scott Spezio's Cardinal-red extra-hairy soul patch on his Gameday pic.
2006-09-27 19:50:16
486.   overkill94
482 Let the Cards win this one, then lose out while the Astros win out. Everybody wins!
2006-09-27 19:50:44
487.   scooplew
464 That is hard to argue with.
2006-09-27 19:51:31
488.   overkill94
Why would the Pads bring in Meredith to face Pujols after Linebrink got him out last night on a routine fly ball?
2006-09-27 19:51:39
489.   bhsportsguy
487 Sorry, I was there last Monday, I reserve that night if we make the playoffs.
2006-09-27 19:52:07
490.   Uncle Miltie
I'm not going to say anything about the Cardinals game until it is over. Don't want to jinx anything.

You gotta love the A's lineup; it includes 3 former Dodgers (and Milton Bradley isn't one of them).

2006-09-27 19:52:33
491.   trainwreck
2006-09-27 19:52:35
492.   overkill94
464 487 I agree as well. I was a bit out of commision while out to dinner with my ex-girlfriend, but once I got back in my car and heard how close all the games were I couldn't help but feel giddy. THIS is what September baseball is all about.
2006-09-27 19:52:43
493.   dzzrtRatt
bottom of the order coming up for SD.

Or as Ross Porter would say, "the bo'om of the order."

2006-09-27 19:52:44
494.   underdog
I knew Pujols was gonna homer, I just knew it.

Ratt, you must have beaten GameDay so senseless it made him hit it out.

"Either you bring the playoffs to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the playoffs."

2006-09-27 19:52:53
495.   Greg S
489 I was there too and that was the best. game. ever. This is the best all-around night. I declare it to be so!
2006-09-27 19:53:02
496.   Bob Timmermann
The tastefully spelled Jason Bergmann in to pitch for the Nats.
2006-09-27 19:53:33
497.   StolenMonkey86
Hey, Bob, I probably missed this, but what does the 4 team LOB do to the Dodgers' pace for the record?
2006-09-27 19:54:10
498.   dzzrtRatt
"It feels like it's election night, and returns are coming in from everywhere."

--Vin Scully, a few seconds ago.


2006-09-27 19:54:12
499.   Jon Weisman
Vin: "It feels like it's election night, and reports are coming in from everywhere."
2006-09-27 19:54:15
500.   Greg S
Vinny just said: "Feels like election night and the results are coming in from everywhere". Classic.
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2006-09-27 19:54:28
502.   fanerman
Thank you Mr. Pujols.
2006-09-27 19:54:36
503.   Greg S
I guess we all liked that one.
2006-09-27 19:54:55
504.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers need to average 6.4 LOB per game to break the record.
2006-09-27 19:54:56
505.   underdog
464 Second to last Monday, you mean.
2006-09-27 19:55:28
506.   Jon Weisman
Ooh, you dirty Ratt.
2006-09-27 19:55:54
507.   Purple Hippopotamus
2006-09-27 19:55:55
508.   trainwreck
Talk about your jinxing.
2006-09-27 19:56:00
509.   Gen3Blue
Wasn't Lewinski Clinton's intern? Oh TuLewinski.
2006-09-27 19:56:10
510.   dianagramr
that point 4 of a man left on base is gonna be messy ...
2006-09-27 19:56:11
511.   Greg S
They better stop showing close ups of that Phillie fan unless they want to deal with some FCC fines.
2006-09-27 19:58:20
512.   bhsportsguy
Nice 2 innings for Brox, he's probably done until Friday but give me some runs for Sammy Saito.
2006-09-27 19:58:21
513.   underdog
That Vin Scully, he's gonna be a good announcer some day.
2006-09-27 19:58:21
514.   Bob Timmermann
It's snowing in Pittsburgh.
2006-09-27 19:58:39
515.   50 years a Dodger Fan
510*510. dianagramr
that point 4 of a man left on base is gonna be messy ... * Nah, that's just Lugo.
2006-09-27 19:58:46
516.   Greg Brock
All I know is that after watching Charlie Manuel vs. Frank Robinson the past two nights, I'm going to have to pour bleach in my eyes.
2006-09-27 19:58:46
517.   Gen3Blue
This is a time when a bit of offense in the ninth would be noble.
2006-09-27 19:59:08
518.   bhsportsguy
Yes, the guy with 7 ERA gets through the meat of the Phillies lineup.
2006-09-27 19:59:34
519.   Bob Timmermann
Game over in the Mound City.

Cards magic number is 4.

2006-09-27 20:00:04
520.   underdog
Oh good, Rick White is now pitching for Philly. Wasn't he a fairly terrible non-roster invitee for the Dodgers a few springs back?
2006-09-27 20:00:24
521.   bhsportsguy
LaRussa avoids the angry mob for one day, the D-Backs have their best 3 pitchers scheduled for the Padres so who knows.
2006-09-27 20:00:40
522.   Greg Brock
Okay, I think the Phils and Nats are just pulling guys in off the street to pitch.

Rick White in to pitch. Atlee Hammaker warming up.

2006-09-27 20:00:44
523.   Jon Weisman
Players used so far tonight:

Houston 23
Washington 22
Philadelphia 20
Pittsburgh 19

2006-09-27 20:00:45
524.   Vishal
what a great vin line. worth reading 3 different interpretations :)

i'm also glad that the annoyingly-named cla (i pronounce it "claw") meredith surrendered the homer to pujols. c'mon nats!

2006-09-27 20:01:08
525.   overkill94
512 Hopefully we score a bunch of runs in the 9th and can save Sammy for 2 IP tomorrow.
2006-09-27 20:02:04
526.   scooplew
523 Because they did not make wholesale callups in September, the Nationals have no more position players remaining. Their pitcher is due up third in this inning.
2006-09-27 20:02:05
527.   trainwreck
The Nats should not even get the bats off their shoulders.
2006-09-27 20:02:11
528.   underdog
516 Makes you appreciate Grady all the more, doesn't it?
2006-09-27 20:02:16
529.   Jon Weisman
On the east coast, it's an hour until Zimmerman's birthday.
2006-09-27 20:02:32
530.   Greg S
Hey, the Phillies pitcher has a swarm of bees on his face!
2006-09-27 20:03:21
531.   dianagramr
rick white is the evil spawn of wickman and wells
2006-09-27 20:03:32
532.   Bluebleeder87
insurance run would be good here, nevermind.
2006-09-27 20:03:46
533.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
516 - As I said to my family, describing the doings surrounding Bay to Breakers: "There are some things you just can't unsee."
2006-09-27 20:04:23
534.   Bluebleeder87

exactly :o)

2006-09-27 20:04:46
535.   dianagramr
are the Nats (expos) STILL so cheap as to not call a lot of people up after 9/1?
2006-09-27 20:05:01
536.   scooplew
Philly relievers have walked four in 2-plus innings.
2006-09-27 20:05:09
537.   underdog
530 Naw, just hold him upside down and the metal beads will give him hair on his head instead.
2006-09-27 20:05:21
538.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
As for Vin's Election Night comment, 40 percent of the precincts are in?
2006-09-27 20:05:30
539.   Bob Timmermann
Partly cheap and partly because there wasn't much worth calling up.
2006-09-27 20:06:01
540.   dianagramr


that's a keeper!

2006-09-27 20:06:08
541.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Buccos have runners at the corners, two out.
2006-09-27 20:06:12
542.   bhsportsguy
No politics here I know, but does the next potential AG for the State of California think that by running ads (both sides) is really effective use of their money on Dodger radio broadcasts.
2006-09-27 20:06:40
543.   underdog
Two outs, runner at 2nd for Nats...
2006-09-27 20:06:51
544.   Bob Timmermann
The key to the race is:

Hey, it's about time Washington DC was meaningful in an election!

2006-09-27 20:06:52
545.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Matsui vs. Saito!
Bob, I'm sure you have the breakdown on this matchup.
2006-09-27 20:06:56
546.   Johnny Nucleo
Come on, Matsui: Seppuku for you.
2006-09-27 20:06:59
547.   Greg Brock
Sir, you can't have bees in a jail.
2006-09-27 20:07:05
548.   Sam DC
Nats called up around 6 players, I think.
2006-09-27 20:07:41
549.   fanerman
No bees!
2006-09-27 20:07:49
550.   dianagramr
They've found weapons of bat destruction in Washington
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2006-09-27 20:08:11
551.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
To the 12th in DC.
2006-09-27 20:08:26
552.   Vishal
[490] i got antonio perez and hiram bocachica off the bat, but it took me a second to remember that adam melhuse was briefly a dodger. so i double-checked and sure enough, he has 1 single career at-bat with LA. apparently it was his first major-league at-bat. it was a strikeout.
2006-09-27 20:08:35
553.   trainwreck
If the Nats game keeps going I fear for Frank Robinson's health. I am sure Bob doesn't.
2006-09-27 20:08:35
554.   Jon Weisman
The Nationals ran out of position players in September?
2006-09-27 20:08:58
555.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Houston escapes yet again.
2006-09-27 20:09:15
556.   Bob Timmermann

I think those AG ads are kind of funny. They're sort of matching "I hate you" ads.

2006-09-27 20:09:42
557.   dzzrtRatt
The Phils pitcher looks like someone from an Idaho prison gang.
2006-09-27 20:09:45
558.   Bob Timmermann
"Hello, Duffy's Tavern. Nah, Duffy's not here. He's out flying out to end the 12th in Pittsburgh."
2006-09-27 20:10:00
559.   lakerican
33% of Today Agenda, DONE!
2006-09-27 20:10:05
560.   bhsportsguy
Sam, can we depend on another scoreless inning by a guy who I think has the same name as a model/actress.
2006-09-27 20:10:11
561.   djramone
It sure is annoying living in Philly and not being able to watch the Phillies game... stupid comcast.
2006-09-27 20:10:11
562.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
One more out!
2006-09-27 20:10:42
563.   underdog
Jamey Carroll looks like the alien on the cover of "Communion" in his GameDay picture.
2006-09-27 20:10:50
564.   Sam DC

"The Washington Nationals tomorrow are expected to purchase the contracts of infielder Melvin Dorta, outfielder George Lombard and right-handed pitchers Chris Booker and Brett Campbell from New Orleans of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Right-handed pitcher Beltran Perez is also expected to have his contract purchased from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals Vice President/General Manager Jim Bowden made the announcement."

Plus they acquired Nook Logan right at the turn of September as well.

2006-09-27 20:11:01
565.   Greg Brock
554 They brought up five players for September.
2006-09-27 20:11:10
566.   bhsportsguy
556 I know, but really I don't think any likely voters are listening.
2006-09-27 20:11:14
567.   Bluebleeder87
i knew i couldn't count on a stress free 9th
2006-09-27 20:11:56
568.   underdog
542 He should just play up that he hasn't spied on his spouse...
2006-09-27 20:12:18
569.   scooplew
564 Lombard is already with them. I don't know about Dorta. The rest are pitchers.
2006-09-27 20:12:46
570.   Bluebleeder87
great pitchers pitch by Saito on Salazar
2006-09-27 20:13:33
571.   Greg S
I love Takashi Saito and I'm proud!
2006-09-27 20:13:39
572.   dzzrtRatt
542 Dodger broadcasts surely skew toward an older audience. Not only do older folks vote in higher numbers, but they are about to get or just got their absentee ballots in the mail, which older folks like to use.

For political ad buyers, every night in the next three weeks is like Election Night. I guess Vin was right.

2006-09-27 20:13:50
573.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2006-09-27 20:13:54
574.   trainwreck
Back to the Nationals game.
2006-09-27 20:14:04
575.   Bluebleeder87
Saito is our MVP, i don't care what anybody says.
2006-09-27 20:14:15
576.   Sam DC
554: I think they ran out in the ninth.

Nick Johnson is not available, though on the roster still.

2006-09-27 20:14:16
577.   Greg Brock
We win!
2006-09-27 20:14:21
578.   bhsportsguy
Is this fun or what?
2006-09-27 20:14:31
579.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
OK, now to water the front yard - in the dark.
2006-09-27 20:14:31
580.   scooplew
Tremendous win.
2006-09-27 20:15:17
581.   lakerican
66% of Today Agenda, DONE!!!!
2006-09-27 20:15:18
582.   Uncle Miltie
Saito really needs to stay in the US!
2006-09-27 20:15:20
583.   Vishal
dodgers are now 1 game back of san diego. their magic number for the division remains at 3, with 4 games left to play.
2006-09-27 20:15:20
584.   underdog
I don't think I can watch the Nats-Phils game any more, it's too... ugly.

Night all!

2006-09-27 20:15:54
585.   Greg S
Let's not forget Broxton tonight. Comes in with a 2 run lead in Coors field and burns right through 2 quick innings to get to Saito.
2006-09-27 20:16:05
586.   Vishal
[583] ("their" was in reference to san diego)
2006-09-27 20:16:44
587.   dianagramr
We can celebrate the Dodger win with a LOBlolly!
2006-09-27 20:16:53
588.   Sam DC
On your toes with all these low pitches, Schneider -- I need Vin to check the numbers with a runner on third!
2006-09-27 20:16:58
589.   dzzrtRatt
I see Tim Salmon got a homer tonight. Nice.
2006-09-27 20:17:24
590.   das411
Wow, what an incredible night of ballgames so far, the only game I get in here is the 'stros/Pirates and it is still one of the most important ones!

557 - Has anybody ever seen Rick White and Sal Fasano in the same place at the same time?

And where on earth is NATE?

2006-09-27 20:17:39
591.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers magic number to win the division is 6. To make the playoffs, it's 4.
2006-09-27 20:18:31
592.   Bob Timmermann
The Phillies and Nats don't want me to do my laundry do they?
2006-09-27 20:18:31
593.   Bluebleeder87

against the D-Backs.

2006-09-27 20:18:58
594.   Jon Weisman
Players used update:

Houston 23
Washington 22
Philadelphia 21
Pittsburgh 20

2006-09-27 20:19:26
595.   Bob Timmermann
Three wild pitches this year for Jason Bergmann.
2006-09-27 20:19:49
596.   Bluebleeder87

if anything the Phills will be tired tomorrow.

2006-09-27 20:20:08
597.   dianagramr
592 you don't have a PC monitor built into the washer???
2006-09-27 20:20:36
598.   Vishal
who's pitching the 12th for philadelphia?
2006-09-27 20:21:18
599.   Greg S
598 Steve Carlton
2006-09-27 20:21:19
600.   dianagramr
clay condrey .... now pitching
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2006-09-27 20:21:23
601.   Bob Timmermann
The laundromat says it has free wi-fi, but it really doesn't.

It has wi-fi that doesn't work.

But it is free!

2006-09-27 20:21:28
602.   lakerican
GO Nats, Complete the Agenda!

Is Frank Robinson still awake or does he fell on his nose?

2006-09-27 20:21:28
603.   cdbavg400
Maybe it's just me, but is anyone else here a bit scared of the upcoming Giants series? If I were a Giant fan right now, I'd be chomping at the bit, waiting for the chance to ruin the season of my hated rivals. It's going to be a crazy atmosphere up there, for sure.

I can already begin to hear the "Beat L.A." chants. Ugh.

2006-09-27 20:21:44
604.   trainwreck
BTW, congratulations on a great career at UCLA Sue Enquist.
2006-09-27 20:21:50
605.   dianagramr
hmmm .... clay "hypo" condrey (ack!)
2006-09-27 20:21:56
606.   Bluebleeder87

the kitchen sink? bad joke i know.

2006-09-27 20:21:59
607.   Bob Timmermann
Houston is now using its starting pitcher from Monday.
2006-09-27 20:22:03
608.   das411
So are the Dodgers and Padres tied again?

Freddy Sanchez with a clutch groundout in Pitt...

2006-09-27 20:22:49
609.   Jon Weisman
I didn't even realize ESPN was showing the Phillies game!
2006-09-27 20:23:35
610.   Bob Timmermann
I prefer Bob Carpenter and Tom Paciorek to ESPN.
2006-09-27 20:23:54
611.   lakerican
2006-09-27 20:24:01
612.   Greg S
603. MMSMikey, is that you?

Hopefully it will be less tight by the time we get up there.

2006-09-27 20:24:25
613.   dianagramr

you mean they stopped covering the terrell owens "was it a suicide attempt" marathon?

2006-09-27 20:24:33
614.   Vishal
[608] no, LA is 1 game back now.

[603] i've had the same thought. it'll definitely be a playoff atmosphere, and the giants would LOVE to be spoilers. but on the other hand it would be sweet to clinch a playoff spot right in their faces :)

2006-09-27 20:25:02
615.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
603 - The Giants are playing out the string now. Rather lifeless set against the D-Backs.
But I'm not about to call them dead, and I'm sure the fans will be up for the Dodgers.
2006-09-27 20:25:15
616.   Bluebleeder87

thanks for the heads up Jon

2006-09-27 20:25:35
617.   Greg Brock
613 Who's this Terrell Owens person of which you speak?
2006-09-27 20:26:55
618.   Bob Timmermann
Felipe Alou pretty much has said he won't be back as manager. Barry Bonds will play sparingly. Jason Schmidt might miss his start. But Matt Cain will be pitching one game and that should be interesting.
2006-09-27 20:27:29
619.   Vishal
well, at least the bottom of the 13th will feature lopez, soriano, and zimmerman.
2006-09-27 20:28:13
620.   Greg S
Can you imagine what Buck Martinez would sound like with a bad cold?
2006-09-27 20:29:36
621.   Bluebleeder87
stupid for Dodger get's a hit.
2006-09-27 20:31:05
622.   das411
Berkman gets the IBB with two down, nobody on, top 14th in the 'burgh.
2006-09-27 20:31:43
623.   Bluebleeder87

i meant stupid former Dodger, sorry

2006-09-27 20:32:29
624.   Sam DC
So, has put up an article from tomorrow's paper reporting that the Nationals have decided to part ways with Frank Robinson and plan to tell him soon, possibly tomorrow.

Good thing there's no computer in Frank's dugout.

2006-09-27 20:32:29
625.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
So, the Bucs are gonna give Berkman the IBB every time?
2006-09-27 20:32:50
626.   Bluebleeder87

like Charlie Steiner?

2006-09-27 20:33:08
627.   Greg Brock
IBB to Howard, putting the winning run on second.


2006-09-27 20:33:33
628.   dianagramr
howard gets ibb'ed with 2 out and runner on 1st .... grrrrrrr
2006-09-27 20:33:35
629.   Sam DC
You've got to be kidding me.
2006-09-27 20:33:40
630.   Greg S
Wow. Bonds/Ruth like respect for Howard.
2006-09-27 20:34:17
631.   dianagramr
624 there is no computer in frank's head either
2006-09-27 20:34:23
632.   Bob Timmermann
There have been 7 IBBs given out in the Hou-Pitt game. The record for an extra inning game though is 11!
2006-09-27 20:34:41
633.   Vishal
[623] i didn't mind that you abbreviated the word "former". the unnecessary apostrophe on gets was more egregious in my opinion ;)
2006-09-27 20:34:56
634.   dianagramr
of course, i have howard on my roto team .... sigh
2006-09-27 20:35:08
635.   Greg S
Martinez makes Steiner sounds like Michael Crawford on opening night at the Met.
2006-09-27 20:36:33
636.   Greg Brock
Rough night for co9
2006-09-27 20:36:39
637.   trainwreck
Got to love the UCLA guys blowing it for the Phils.
2006-09-27 20:36:44
638.   Bluebleeder87

there is how ever a fearse competitor in there.

2006-09-27 20:36:44
639.   Greg S
Frank Robinson- Super Genius!
2006-09-27 20:37:12
640.   dianagramr
ok .... NOW I think Philly misses Abreu ....
2006-09-27 20:37:15
641.   das411
Aaaaand we're goin to 15 in Pittsburgh!!
2006-09-27 20:37:15
642.   Sam DC
2006-09-27 20:37:29
643.   Vishal
[630] well, to be fair, the dude is OPSing about 1.100 this season, and should be the NL MVP, while guy hitting behind him is... jeff conine.
2006-09-27 20:37:38
644.   Bluebleeder87
this can only be good for the Dodgers no matter who wins.
2006-09-27 20:37:46
645.   Sam DC
636 LOL
2006-09-27 20:38:52
646.   Uncle Miltie
629- I don't think I would have intentionally walked him, but I would have pitched around him. Jeff Conine isn't exactly a dangerous hitter. I realize that Manuel didn't want to have two lefties in a row, but he would have been much better off having a quality hitter like Dellucci bat behind Howard.
2006-09-27 20:39:05
647.   dianagramr
I want a "players used" update :-)
2006-09-27 20:39:11
648.   Greg S
643. I like the move. Like it even more now that it worked.
2006-09-27 20:39:39
649.   Bluebleeder87
can someone smell victory in this inning for the Nats?
2006-09-27 20:40:50
650.   Greg S
All I smell is Soriano.
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2006-09-27 20:41:17
651.   dianagramr
the nats announcer just joked that the studio guy would have an update on the tokyo-hiroshima game .... :-)
2006-09-27 20:41:40
652.   Mark Joseph
I've seen a few scattered anti-ESPN comments on the list tonight. Here's more: Anybody check The headline baseball story is not any of these games being played by obvious minor-leaguers from unimportant cities west of NY, but rather a comparison of Derek Jeter and Jose Reyes.

Hopefully, the Twins (or Tigers) will sweep the Yunks out in three straight.

2006-09-27 20:42:12
653.   Bluebleeder87

i smell another inning

2006-09-27 20:42:47
654.   Sam DC
All this baseball and The Griddle's got nothing to say?
2006-09-27 20:42:54
655.   Vishal
c'mon zim, i named my DT fantasy team after you. gimme some home run love!
2006-09-27 20:43:16
656.   dianagramr
smells like metamucil spirit
2006-09-27 20:43:27
657.   das411
652 - My response to that would definitely violate Rule #1.

Biggio on 3rd in Pitts with one out...

2006-09-27 20:43:37
658.   Xeifrank
Conine for ROY (pro-rated)
Frank Robinson for MOY
vr, Xei
2006-09-27 20:43:54
659.   Jon Weisman
647 -

Los Angeles 15


2006-09-27 20:44:14
660.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers are now 8 short of the LA record for hits.
They need to average 7 LOB per game to tie the record.
There are 5 total bases short of the LA record.
They are 3 XBHs short.
The team batting average went up (they hit .333 for the game)
The team OBP went up (it was .351 for the game and they came in at .346.
The SLG went up too. (.429 coming and they slugged over .550)
2006-09-27 20:44:23
661.   Johnny Nucleo
654 I think I smell fresh laundry.
2006-09-27 20:44:27
662.   overkill94
Unfortunately, I think tonight's marathon will be better for the Phillies for tomorrow since Lieber is a pretty big innings-eater and O'Connor is a 5 inning rookie. Better hope the Nats pull tonight's game out.
2006-09-27 20:44:48
663.   fanerman
Another inning to be played.
2006-09-27 20:45:30
664.   Bluebleeder87

it smells like bate to me also.

2006-09-27 20:46:52
665.   Uncle Miltie
The Nationals needed Marlon Anderson
2006-09-27 20:46:55
666.   Bob Timmermann
Stros take the lead 7-6.
2006-09-27 20:47:03
667.   das411
Ausmus = clutch!!
2006-09-27 20:47:17
668.   Greg S
the giants.
2006-09-27 20:47:38
669.   ToyCannon
One of the best baseball nights in years. Sure is fun to be involved in Sept baseball again and ESPN picked a great game to broadcast. Vin is in top form. The bigger the game the better he gets.
2006-09-27 20:47:40
670.   Greg S
Shoot, missed it.
2006-09-27 20:47:52
671.   Bob Timmermann
BTW, my laundromat is open 24 hours.
2006-09-27 20:48:10
672.   Vishal
[657] mine too. ESPN can go do things to itself. anatomically improbable things.
2006-09-27 20:48:49
673.   overkill94
Time for one of Jose's patented strikeouts.
2006-09-27 20:49:06
674.   Bluebleeder87
you can tell Vinnie is having fun as well.
2006-09-27 20:49:52
675.   Bob Timmermann
The Griddle's busy watching all the games and updating the standings.

And the Griddle is worried about his laundry and a severe underwear shortage.

2006-09-27 20:50:28
676.   overkill94
Rollins has seemed to be clutch lately, hopefully not tonight
2006-09-27 20:50:33
677.   fanerman
Another old friend. I smell trouble.
2006-09-27 20:50:48
678.   Greg S
675 Go Commando. This is September baseball!
2006-09-27 20:50:54
679.   dianagramr

TMI on the undies situation

2006-09-27 20:51:04
680.   overkill94
2006-09-27 20:51:09
681.   Bob Timmermann
Jose Bautista, Pitcher's spot, and Chris Duffy due up in the bottom of the 15th in the Steel City.
2006-09-27 20:51:12
682.   Greg Brock
2006-09-27 20:51:31
683.   Greg S
Well... I guess we'll just have to do this thing ourselves.
2006-09-27 20:51:32
684.   Uncle Miltie
J Roll likely just won the game for the Phillies with that triple.
2006-09-27 20:51:35
685.   Bluebleeder87
8-6 phills
2006-09-27 20:51:55
686.   Daniel Zappala
A lot of Phillies fans in DC.
2006-09-27 20:52:37
687.   Vishal
[675] perhaps a commando griddle is in order? the season is coming down to the wire; sacrifices must be made for the greater good, bob!
2006-09-27 20:52:45
688.   Bob Timmermann
Time for blown save #3 for the Phillies. Fabio Castro, it's your turn!
2006-09-27 20:52:47
689.   Bluebleeder87
i still believe in the Nats!!
2006-09-27 20:52:50
690.   Johnny Nucleo
678 lol
2006-09-27 20:52:54
691.   das411
Everybody's favorite SS comes through in the clutch!!! Wahoo!!
2006-09-27 20:53:03
692.   fanerman
Darn diddly do-dum doodily =(.
2006-09-27 20:53:26
693.   Daniel Zappala
Bob, you need your own washer and dryer. Come to think of it, I have an extra dryer, but you'd have to come to SLC to get it.
2006-09-27 20:53:39
694.   Bob Timmermann
It's a 24/7 laundromat. I'm not worried.
2006-09-27 20:53:56
695.   Vishal
d'oh. a 4th inning from bergmann was definitely too much to ask for. what, did the nationals run out of pitchers too??
2006-09-27 20:53:56
696.   trainwreck
Don't let the Phillies fans go home happy Nats.
2006-09-27 20:54:19
697.   Greg Brock
What the hell is this?

My dirty undies. Laundry, Dude. The whites.

Walter, I'm sure there's a reason you brought your dirty undies—

Thaaaat's right, Dude. The weight. The ringer can't look empty.

2006-09-27 20:54:24
698.   dianagramr

ladies and gentlemen, we have a ned flanders sighting

2006-09-27 20:54:34
699.   das411
Aaaand Garner makes a pitching change with two out, bottom 15th. Oy.
2006-09-27 20:54:35
700.   Bluebleeder87
being a bluebleeder saying i still believe in anybody other than the Dodgers was kind of weird for me.
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2006-09-27 20:54:48
701.   Johnny Nucleo
Castro has Sharpless-like control issues.
2006-09-27 20:55:22
702.   Bob Timmermann
If you could lower real estate prices here in Southern California, I'm game!
2006-09-27 20:55:32
703.   Nagman
Fick could've ended this hours ago, in a happy way.
2006-09-27 20:55:40
704.   Vishal
[691] dude, who are you rooting for, anyway? i know you live in philly and follow the team but i thought it was like sam and the nats, and that you were really a dodger fan.
2006-09-27 20:56:24
705.   Bob Timmermann
Like Ishi, das411 lives in two worlds.
2006-09-27 20:57:02
706.   Bob Timmermann
Old friend Trever Miller in for the save in the 15th.
2006-09-27 20:57:07
707.   Sam DC
Beltran Perez to the plate . . .
2006-09-27 20:57:29
708.   Daniel Zappala
702 There are some things that are beyond my powers. Why do you think I left LA in the first place? I felt like owning a house some day.
2006-09-27 20:57:33
709.   Telemachos
Hope lives (barely). Fick singles.

One on, no out.

2006-09-27 20:57:48
710.   Sam DC
Sure, why not.
2006-09-27 20:57:57
711.   Greg S
8 in a row for Houston keeps the heat on the Cards.
2006-09-27 20:58:32
712.   Telemachos
Perez singles!

First and second, no out.

2006-09-27 20:58:55
713.   Daniel Zappala
Oh man, the Phillies don't deserve to win this game.
2006-09-27 20:58:58
714.   Bluebleeder87
our collective DODGER MOJO seems to work peeps!!
2006-09-27 20:59:02
715.   overkill94
Wow, the Phillies really don't want to win this game.
2006-09-27 20:59:10
716.   Daniel Zappala
It's now bases loaded, no outs.
2006-09-27 20:59:14
717.   das411
Trev Miller seals the deal!

Vish, I've only been an LAD semi-fan since I found this place during that '04 NLDS. Phillies all the way dude!

2006-09-27 20:59:18
718.   Bob Timmermann
We're heading to Mets-Braves July 4/5, 1986 territory here.
2006-09-27 20:59:21
719.   Uncle Miltie
I told you Frank was a genius
2006-09-27 20:59:23
720.   Greg Brock
Okay. There's September baseball, and then there's a gigantic bowl of stupid.

This game is one gigantic bowl of stupid.

2006-09-27 20:59:43
721.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
I leave to get Thai, and mayhem breaks out!
2006-09-27 20:59:47
722.   Johnny Nucleo
This guy is one serious arsonist.
2006-09-27 20:59:51
723.   dianagramr
botched bunt .... bases loaded no out for nats
2006-09-27 21:00:09
724.   Greg Brock
Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
2006-09-27 21:00:33
725.   dianagramr

rick camp in the on deck circle

2006-09-27 21:00:48
726.   Daniel Zappala
8-7, one out on a sac fly.
2006-09-27 21:00:48
727.   Vishal
[705] after reading the book in 4th grade, for several years afterward my friends would occasionally refer to me as Vishi (last of my tribe).
2006-09-27 21:01:00
728.   Jon Weisman
Happy Birthday, Ryan Zimmerman! (My brother has to wait three more hours.)
2006-09-27 21:01:20
729.   Uncle Miltie
I wouldn't be surprised to see a play at the play.
2006-09-27 21:01:25
730.   overkill94
I feel bad for this pitcher, what a spot to be in when nothing has been expected of you all year.
2006-09-27 21:01:51
731.   Daniel Zappala
Oh no! Double play, game over.
2006-09-27 21:01:51
732.   overkill94
Son of a gun
2006-09-27 21:01:52
733.   joekings
2006-09-27 21:02:02
734.   Telemachos
This game is absolute insanity.

And here I am, waiting for "La Fea Mas Bella" to end so I can catch the rest of the game.

2006-09-27 21:02:13
735.   trainwreck
2006-09-27 21:02:33
736.   Uncle Miltie
Brian Schneider is not a Dodgers fan
2006-09-27 21:02:35
737.   Sam DC
Heckuva game.

Happy Birthday Zimm.

2006-09-27 21:02:42
738.   das411
2006-09-27 21:03:27
739.   Daniel Zappala
I must admit, I'm not used to announcers that moan and groan when their team loses. Thank you Vin, for being so professional.
2006-09-27 21:03:29
740.   Xeifrank
Couple of those Philly fans looked like they had consumed a few adult beverages.
vr, Xei
2006-09-27 21:03:38
741.   Vishal
wow, what a ride. only a tad bit disappointing, though. i'll feel it next week though pending the dodgers' playoff fortunes.
2006-09-27 21:03:42
742.   dianagramr
ok .... bedtime for this east-coaster .... g'night
2006-09-27 21:04:19
743.   Xeifrank
I'd rather have gained a game on the Phillies than on the Padres, but beggers can't be Dodgers. vr, Xei
2006-09-27 21:04:28
744.   Johnny Nucleo
I can't believe they didn't try to work the count more against Castro. He has over a walk per inning. Well, at least the Dodgers won. So ends a great night of baseball.
2006-09-27 21:05:14
745.   Bluebleeder87

i just asked my chick about a "telenovela" with that name & she said yeah, funny.

2006-09-27 21:05:45
746.   das411
Oh man, I can't wait to read what the guys at have to say about this one. Xei, if you want to know what those Phils fans would blog like, check that out.

Everyone else, time to do hw! Same time tomorrow?

2006-09-27 21:06:58
747.   StolenMonkey86
746 - oh yeah, that. Yay physics.
2006-09-27 21:06:58
748.   Telemachos
745 -- hehehe. Yup, my wife is totally addicted.

All things considered, a very positive result for the Dodgers. Not the absolute best result, but they're still in a good position for the last 4 games.

Now to put the pressure on and take the last game in Colorado.

2006-09-27 21:07:28
749.   Greg S
What a great night of baseball. And any time we win this week, it's a good night (or day). Pads losing makes it better but Phils win keeps it short of elation. Dodgers just need to keep taking care of their business.
2006-09-27 21:08:52
750.   Greg S
746 You can come back at same time tomorrow but you'll be reading the game wrap up.
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2006-09-27 21:10:24
751.   Bluebleeder87
the Phills suffered during this game no? how many pitchers did they used.
2006-09-27 21:12:27
752.   Johnny Nucleo
744- oopsies, forgot to carry the one. 12 BB in 29 innings, that isn't a walk per inning. I take back all those things I said about Castro (but only the pitcher, of course - I might want to run for office in Florida some day)
2006-09-27 21:13:53
753.   Jon Weisman
New post up top!
2006-09-27 21:15:41
754.   Bluebleeder87

i can't smell what it's about.

2006-09-27 21:20:50
755.   Benaiah
743 - Still, definately a good night. I would rather win the division obviously, since I think we play better at home. Plus, like they say in poker, now we have more outs.
2006-09-27 21:21:59
756.   JoeyP
I can't believe he kept Cook in there for all those at bats.

C'mon. Its Clint Hurdle.

Am I the only one wondering how you can run out of players with a 40 man roster?

Or why teams pitch to Albert Pujols?

2006-09-27 22:16:52
757.   natepurcell
today was a great baseball night. I tried to catch most of it between my class, group meetings, sushi bar and so forth. 2 out of 3 aint bad for tonight although i seriously thought the Nats were gunna pull through.

minor league news,

Affiliation change: The Dodgers switched Class A affiliations, leaving Columbus of the South Atlantic League and adding Midland, Mich., in the Midwest League.

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