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Seven Years for Me and the Mrs.
2007-04-29 12:05
by Jon Weisman

And we feel fine ...

Today's game:


Retro Gameday

Comments (595)
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2007-04-29 12:10:22
1.   D4P
Not only is Jamie Moyer still in the MLB (which is ridiculous enough in itself), but he has thrown 6 interesting innings so far today.

PS: Congratulations to Jon and Mrs. Jon

2007-04-29 12:10:26
2.   Greg Brock
Congratulations to you and the Philosopher Queen.


2007-04-29 12:14:57
3.   Linkmeister
What was that film with Marilyn Monroe? Ah, yes, The Seven Year Itch. ;)

Congrats to you both, Jon.

2007-04-29 12:16:53
4.   D4P
Clark gets the start today over...Ethier.
2007-04-29 12:18:27
5.   StolenMonkey86
Jon, congratulations for your work towards a lasting peace.

Let's take bets: who gets a day off first, Martin or LuGo?

2007-04-29 12:21:10
6.   goofus
Clark playing today, tired old Ethier gets a rest. I swear if I were an outfielder I'd be real tempted to step on his knee on a close flyball. Or have an accident in the shower. I'll bet a million fans would gladly kick in a buck apiece to send him looking for Jimmy Hoffa. Now next game the North Carolina genius wil sit Kent, Nomar, and Gonsalves all at the same time. You know, a 12 year old kid could do a wholly adequate job of managing a big league club, and do it better than most of these old men drawing the paychecks.
2007-04-29 12:22:18
7.   ToyCannon
Mine was yesterday. Number 17
2007-04-29 12:32:10
8.   D4P
BTW: Jon and I are fortunate to have had our respective wedding dates in 2000, as it makes it relatively easy to remember the number of the anniversary
2007-04-29 12:34:58
9.   Bluebleeder87
congrats Jon.
2007-04-29 12:35:00
10.   Greg Brock
Miguel Cabrera ends Moyer's no-hit bid.
2007-04-29 12:35:57
11.   Bluebleeder87

i mean this in a good way Cannon but for an older guy you look really young.

2007-04-29 12:37:16
12.   Bob Timmermann
And those jeans don't make you look fat either.
2007-04-29 12:37:57
13.   MMSMikey
congrats jon.

russell martin catching again should'nt it be liberthals turn to catch? grady is pushing russ again and early in the season.

2007-04-29 12:38:25
14.   D4P
And "No", your gray hairs don't bother me
2007-04-29 12:40:00
15.   DXMachina
Congratulations, Jon.
2007-04-29 12:42:45
16.   dzzrtRatt
13 Martin is the 'heart and soul' of the Dodgers. Can't spare him.

Maybe Russ could pick up a third baseman's glove.

And...congratulations Jon.

2007-04-29 12:46:30
17.   StolenMonkey86
Andre Ethier woke up feeling like a driver who had been rear-ended on the freeway.

"My neck is sore," he said. "It feels like whiplash."

Well that explains that, I guess.

2007-04-29 12:49:10
18.   Claire Malone-Evans
Kuo started for Las Vegas today and pitched 2 innings , 1 run , 3 strike outs, 30 pitches, 20 strikes.
2007-04-29 12:51:32
19.   gpellamjr
Hey, bluebleeder, congrats on the no-hitter! Did you walk anybody? I hope you got some run support!
2007-04-29 12:54:46
20.   underdog
Yeah I think Ethier sitting had something to do with his feeling really sore today. Nothing wrong with getting Clark some playing time, though admittedly I'd rather he be playing for LuGo. (Sigh)

Congrats, Jon! May the Dodgers give you an anniversary victory today.

2007-04-29 13:03:04
21.   Bluebleeder87

i walked 3 but stroke out 17 we scored 15 runs. the league i'm playing in right now isn't all that good.

2007-04-29 13:03:18
22.   Bob Timmermann
Bluebleeder's real name, once you translate it from Spanish, means "Jamie Moyer."
2007-04-29 13:06:41
23.   StolenMonkey86
yay, leadoff double!
2007-04-29 13:09:38
24.   Icaros
Haha, that was cool by Pierre. Not 5-year starting CF cool, but cool.
2007-04-29 13:09:49
25.   Bob Timmermann
Yay, leadoff double followed by bunt single and error.

I'm going to party like it's 1965!

2007-04-29 13:10:16
26.   underdog
Well, that's a nice way to start. Thanks Boomer!

It looks like Furcal's limping a little when he runs - or is he just slightly favoring the other foot still? He's running pretty fast, I'll say that.

2007-04-29 13:10:18
27.   D4P
David Wells needs to retire and finally accept that invitation from "America's Fattest Fatties"
2007-04-29 13:10:46
28.   MMSMikey
ugh, geoff blum playing 3rd.
2007-04-29 13:13:21
29.   underdog
I didn't realize LuGo had such a great average vs. Wells so it's even more understandable he's playing today, especially with Ethier sore.
2007-04-29 13:14:15
30.   D4P
Yay! LuGo's gets hit by a pitch and ups his OPS back over .800!
2007-04-29 13:16:55
31.   Bluebleeder87
hit 'em were the aint Russell. Good job.
2007-04-29 13:20:15
32.   D4P
The Padres can't really expect much out of this season with Wells in the rotation and Hoffman in the closer role
2007-04-29 13:21:53
33.   Benaiah
Man Wells is got nothing. His good points as a pitcher: he doesn't walk that many hitters. Of course, that is primarily because most of them get a hit in the first couple pitches.

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

2007-04-29 13:22:39
34.   D4P
Getting paid $3 million a year to be fat, drunk, and stupid helps makes up for it
2007-04-29 13:23:11
35.   D4P
See, Ned: Cruz can bunt too
2007-04-29 13:24:10
36.   underdog
How dare other teams bunt for hints against us! The nerve!
2007-04-29 13:25:07
37.   underdog
34 It's also no way to go through life, son.
2007-04-29 13:25:08
38.   D4P
They're afraid to test our outfield defense
2007-04-29 13:30:51
39.   imperabo
Lowe got some nice sink on that bunt.
2007-04-29 13:31:05
40.   StolenMonkey86
nice, Derek Lowe makes David Wells pick up the ball.
2007-04-29 13:34:42
41.   D4P

Dodgers' MLB rankings in 2007

BA without runners on: 26th
BA with runners on: 1st
BA with runners in scoring position: 2nd

2007-04-29 13:36:49
42.   MMSMikey
geoff blum singles against the dodgers.
2007-04-29 13:38:14
43.   Marty
Congratulations Jon and ToyCannon!
2007-04-29 13:38:19
44.   StolenMonkey86
2 innings down, Pitch counts

Wells 39
Lowe 20

2007-04-29 13:39:21
45.   imperabo
41 Imagine how clutch we'd be if we hadn't lost our heart and soul.
2007-04-29 13:41:05
46.   Bluebleeder87
Derek Lowe seems to be keeping the ball down there for inducing ground outs. I don't think there's bin a fly ball out from Derek.
2007-04-29 13:43:04
47.   D4P
Kent's HRs in 2007

1. Opening Day
2. Jon's anniversary

2007-04-29 13:43:28
48.   Greg Brock
Everybody hits today! Geezers included.
2007-04-29 13:43:35
49.   imperabo
Atta way louie
2007-04-29 13:43:46
50.   Andrew Shimmin
C'mon Russ. Keep this train running.
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2007-04-29 13:43:55
51.   Bluebleeder87
Wells should quietly bow out when the season ends.
2007-04-29 13:44:46
52.   D4P
The Padres have gone to the Wells one too many times
2007-04-29 13:46:21
53.   trainwreck
Congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Weisman.
2007-04-29 13:47:34
54.   underdog
Ahhhh. I just love going against David Wells.


Yikes, I hope no one in the East Bay up here is planning on driving anywhere anytime soon.

2007-04-29 13:50:42
55.   D4P
Who'd we get for Cruz Jr. again...?
2007-04-29 13:50:58
56.   Bob Timmermann
Cruz hit a pitch with a pFX of 11" and a break of 7"!

Again, somebody tell me if that's good.

2007-04-29 13:52:16
57.   Kingmans Performance
Condolences to the STL Cards and the family of pitcher Josh Hancock.

I just hope that alcohol was not a factor in his death.

2007-04-29 13:54:13
58.   scareduck
Congratulations, Jon.
2007-04-29 13:54:50
59.   scareduck
The Padres are a single away from hitting for the cycle in this inning as a team.
2007-04-29 13:54:53
60.   Bob Timmermann
Giles hit a pitch with a pFX of 10"! And it traveled at a trajectory of 31.9 degrees!

It's just like being inside the park!

2007-04-29 13:55:16
61.   scareduck
Er, and a home run. Minor nit.
2007-04-29 13:55:49
62.   scareduck
60 - Bob, you should be behind the mike.
2007-04-29 13:56:29
63.   scareduck
57 - it sure sounds like it might have been, yeah? Solo collision, late at night?
2007-04-29 13:59:22
64.   Bluebleeder87
Hey easy scareduck you're making us look bad. :o)
2007-04-29 14:02:05
65.   D4P
When you compare Derek Lowe and David Wells, the thing that stands out is that Derek has a chance for a Quality Start today, whereas David does not
2007-04-29 14:02:16
66.   Bluebleeder87

Engineers said the green steel underbelly of the I-580 overpass and the bolts holding the roadway together began to melt and bend due to the intense heat -- and that movement pulled the roadbed off its supports.


2007-04-29 14:03:19
67.   Kingmans Performance
AFLAC Trivia:

Steve Garvey?

2007-04-29 14:03:57
68.   Bob Timmermann
That pitch from Wells left his hand at 73 mph, but crossed the plate at 67!
2007-04-29 14:04:41
69.   underdog
Yeesh, I go take a shower, miss a half inning and it's now 4-3. That'll teach me to take a shower... Never again!
2007-04-29 14:04:57
70.   Bluebleeder87
Derek Lowe's hit confirms David Wells should "hang them up"
2007-04-29 14:05:18
71.   dzzrtRatt
57 I just hope that alcohol was not a factor in his death.

I'm not saying this to criticize KP, since what he said is something others frequently say, but I don't get why this would be something to hope for. Dead is dead, and it's horrible for his family and friends no matter what the cause.

Maybe I'm just too literal minded. I could see an alcohol industry representative sincerely hoping that his product wasn't going to be implicated. Conversely, if it turns out to have been a factor, I suppose the tragedy could influence someone not to drink and drive, and that might be a good thing.

I hope: He didn't know what hit him, he didn't suffer, and that his final thoughts were happy ones. Other than that, it's just devastating to see a young person taken long before his or her time. I hope everyone else who's heard this sad story is a little more careful today.

2007-04-29 14:05:26
72.   D4P
It's all Greek to me. Is 67 mph "good"...?
2007-04-29 14:06:33
73.   nick
60 68 for the first time, I feel like I truly understand the game....
2007-04-29 14:07:49
74.   Kingmans Performance

very well.

2007-04-29 14:09:57
75.   Icaros
I'm glad I take BART to work almost every day since the freeway I need to get there by car has now melted.
2007-04-29 14:10:21
76.   ToyCannon
That was cool just flipped over to TBS to see Tulo pull off an unassisted triple play on a shot from Chipper with the players going.
2007-04-29 14:11:56
77.   Bob Timmermann
If it weren't for Enhanced Gameday, what would we have done before.

I happening to be using a computer with a boatload of RAM so that's why I'm using it.

2007-04-29 14:12:31
78.   StolenMonkey86
76 - the last player to execute that was Furcal, if I am correct
2007-04-29 14:14:17
79.   StolenMonkey86
77 - a boatload? Was the RAM all 4 MB chips? And what kind of boat was this?
2007-04-29 14:14:35
80.   Bob Timmermann
Isn't that two triple plays Chipper Jones has hit into now? I believe he hit into one against the Dodgers. ....

I'll be back...

2007-04-29 14:15:23
81.   D4P
I'll be back...

The Timmernator...?

2007-04-29 14:16:12
82.   Bob Timmermann
6/15/1996 Chipper Jones lined into a 6-4-3 TP against the Dodgers:
Castro to Deshields to Karros.

The runners were Marquis Grissom and Mark Lemke.

2007-04-29 14:17:18
83.   Icaros
Wasn't Chan Ho the pitcher on that triple play?
2007-04-29 14:20:48
84.   D4P
Veterans like LuGo know how to advance runners without simultaneously padding their own stats
2007-04-29 14:21:02
85.   underdog
Russell Martin would have had an unassisted triple player in that game earlier this series, and would have tagged every base himself! -- if there wasn't already one out.

I love when Wells throws those softball high change ups. Just one more, baby!

2007-04-29 14:27:52
86.   D4P
Gameday shows that called strike to Cruz at about a foot outside the strike zone
2007-04-29 14:27:52
87.   MMSMikey
cruz jr getting really high on annoyance level.
2007-04-29 14:30:05
88.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodger pitcher in 1996 for the triple play was Hideo Nomo.
2007-04-29 14:32:29
89.   Kingmans Performance
End of the 3rd Q.

Suns by 14.

2007-04-29 14:32:42
90.   D4P
Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo, Greg Brock...they all look alike
2007-04-29 14:33:41
91.   Bob Timmermann
Braves players in that game in 1996 who would go on to play for the Dodgers:
Marquis Grissom
Fred McGriff
Brad Clontz
Pedro Borbon
Tyler Houston
2007-04-29 14:37:09
92.   Andrew Shimmin
Feel free to break up that double play Mr. Veteran Presence. You know, next time.
2007-04-29 14:37:38
93.   Vishal
the padres announcers keep talking about how ramon martinez and albert pujols look alike. think the cardinals would notice if we secretly switched them?
2007-04-29 14:39:50
94.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers used just six starting pitchers all season in 1996:
Martinez the Elder

Tim Wallach saved the season when Mike Blowers went down with a knee injury!

2007-04-29 14:40:14
95.   Bluebleeder87
Vinnie just reminded, our starters have given us some really good quality starts they seem to go 6 or 7 innings every time out.
2007-04-29 14:40:54
96.   Kyle S
Bob, you sure it was a line-out? I seem to remember it being a soft pop-out, with castro making an over-the-head catch
2007-04-29 14:42:40
97.   Bluebleeder87

& that includes Penny! wow.

2007-04-29 14:47:38
98.   Bob Timmermann
It was a line-drive in the box score....
2007-04-29 14:49:03
99.   underdog
Hey, Ducksnorts got a shout-out from the Padres' announcers.

Wonder when Vin or Charlie will give DT a shout-out?

2007-04-29 14:51:01
100.   Bluebleeder87
i'm pretty sure Lowe convinced Grady he can go another inning.
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2007-04-29 14:51:22
101.   Andrew Shimmin
Steiner makes a point of not using a computer, so, better not hold your breath.
2007-04-29 14:52:51
102.   Dodgers49
Tacoma Top 8th

Pitcher Change: Yhency Brazoban replaces D. J. Houlton.
Wladimir Balentien grounds out, shortstop Sergio Garcia to first baseman Mitch Jones.
Bryan LaHair strikes out swinging, catcher Kelly Stinnett to first baseman Mitch Jones.
Mike Morse doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder James Loney.
Jeff Clement strikes out swinging.

2007-04-29 14:53:39
103.   underdog
101 I certainly wouldn't, yeah, not expecting Steiner or Scully to be hangin' in the blogosphere.
2007-04-29 14:54:16
104.   Bluebleeder87

Jon has mentioned that Charlie Steiner reads Dodgers Thoughts. or has read DT.

2007-04-29 14:55:07
105.   Bluebleeder87
old friend alert.
2007-04-29 14:55:34
106.   Andrew Shimmin
Steiner? Ross Porter is, reportedly, a lurker. But I know I've heard Steiner wax Ludditic.
2007-04-29 14:56:21
107.   underdog
Kemp had a double in that Vegas game, which is now over (Vegas lost 3-1). Good to see Yhency back!

Old amigo Oscar Robles sighted...

2007-04-29 14:56:43
108.   MMSMikey
lead off walk to geoff blum, just throw him fastballs right down the middle and see how far he can hit it.
2007-04-29 14:57:27
109.   underdog
Crap, did they leave Lowe in there too long?

Not a high pitch count but he looked like he was getting tired. Drat.

2007-04-29 14:57:33
110.   JoeyP
Lowe is really average this year.
2007-04-29 14:57:42
111.   scareduck
Was there a compelling reason to throw to the plate in that situation? The only thing I can think of was that they knew Giles didn't have the speed to go to second even if Clark threw home.
2007-04-29 14:58:18
112.   scareduck
104 - or maybe Steiner just has DT.
2007-04-29 14:58:29
113.   regfairfield
Why are we bringing in a LOOGY to face Cruz?
2007-04-29 14:59:00
114.   Icaros
Ross Porter used to quote from some of Jon's earlier DT posts on the pregame show back in 2004.

I heard it at least once.

2007-04-29 15:00:34
115.   imperabo
Martinez has a very slow throwing motion.
2007-04-29 15:00:50
116.   MMSMikey
nice work by biemel maybe he should have started the 7th
2007-04-29 15:02:09
117.   scooplew
With the season now about one-seventh over, it seems clear that we lack a No. 1 pitcher. Penny may be the closest. The loss of Schmidt is likely to prevent us from pulling away from the rest of the NL West and may doom us to lose the division.
2007-04-29 15:02:27
118.   JoeyP
The Dodgers need to bring up Meloan and put him in the 7th inning role.
2007-04-29 15:03:41
119.   Andrew Shimmin
I didn't mean to indicate, as, re-reading, I seem to have, that I have any doubt that Porter reads DT. He wrote the foreword to Best of DT. Just a bad word choice.
2007-04-29 15:03:55
120.   Bob Timmermann
So since the game is just tied, Bud Black doesn't want to use the good relievers.
Fine by me.
2007-04-29 15:04:07
121.   Icaros
Tsao has looked 7th-inning worthy so far.
2007-04-29 15:04:40
122.   Bob Timmermann
I should say that Brocail and Bell have started out well. But they don't inspire as much fear as Meredith and Linebrink.
2007-04-29 15:05:31
123.   JoeyP
Steve Nash had a ridiculous line today.
17 points
23 Assists
3 Turnovers
2007-04-29 15:05:42
124.   underdog
112 Heh.

114 Another reason they should've kept Ross around.

So when does the Yhency for Seanez countdown begin? Or has it already?

2007-04-29 15:09:18
125.   underdog
117 A little early for gloom and doom, Scoop? We have a lot of good depth at pitcher, which is key. Lowe's been a little erratic of late but I feel confident in him over the long haul. But yeah, hopefully Schmidt'll come back. Maybe Kuo will replace Tomko or eventually Hendy...

Heath Bell looked like a good reliever in that inning.

2007-04-29 15:10:40
126.   underdog
Barbosa's been a Kobe Bryant fan since he was a boy growing up in Brazil... Wow, is that possible? I guess Kobe has been playing longer than I thought, given how young he still is.
2007-04-29 15:11:38
127.   Bluebleeder87

Tsao looks good but Meloan would look better.

2007-04-29 15:11:55
128.   Icaros

Over a decade.

2007-04-29 15:12:20
129.   Bob Timmermann
Amare Stoudamire had a 20-20 game
27 points
21 rebounds
2007-04-29 15:13:35
130.   Icaros

Yeah, you say that in hindsight...

2007-04-29 15:13:51
131.   Kingmans Performance

Jordan Farmar had a ridiculous line today too.

13 minutes
0 points
1 assist

He's gotten 'schooled' by Nash this series and should receive an A+ for his effort.

2007-04-29 15:16:16
132.   underdog
128 Right, but the fact that they're only four years apart in age makes it a little difficult to picture him rooting for Bryant as a boy...
2007-04-29 15:16:48
133.   alexx
Gameday says Broxton's second pitch was 101...hmm
2007-04-29 15:16:53
134.   spacebrother
Gameday says last pitch by Bull was 101 Mph.
2007-04-29 15:17:18
135.   spacebrother
Ya beat me to it.
2007-04-29 15:18:28
136.   neuroboy002
Even negating the hand incident last year, I can't bring myself to like Joe Beimel and his gameday photo wasn't helping.

Someone tell me something interesting and positive about him like, "There wasn't any electricity or running water in the Beimel household when Joe was growing up. He drank from the puddles in the street after it rained."

2007-04-29 15:18:37
137.   imperabo
Well he is the biggest man alive
2007-04-29 15:19:25
138.   alexx
Nice diving catch by Francoeur to preserve the tie in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded.
2007-04-29 15:19:26
139.   Ricardo
126 Leandrinho is the best brazilian player in the NBA in my opinion he´s better than Nene.
About Meloan I saw him against the Angels and he threw one of the best curveballs I´ve ever seen.
2007-04-29 15:20:27
140.   Bluebleeder87
Meloan's #'s so far.

saves 3
IP 13.1
K's 19
BB's 2
opponent BA .191

I'd keep Tsao & Meloan & bye bye Seanez.

2007-04-29 15:20:30
141.   ToyCannon
Fancoeur is becoming a heck of a player. Two game saving catches this weekend and he's learning how to take a walk. That was full extension.
2007-04-29 15:21:22
142.   Bob Timmermann
But the 101 mph pitch was only doing 87 mph when it crossed the plate.

Not to mention a pFX of 14".

2007-04-29 15:22:58
143.   alexx
Yeah, if francoeur can seemingly learn to take a walk so easily, can Kemp do the same?
2007-04-29 15:23:37
144.   Icaros

I thought Broxton had been pFXing in the 10-12 range this season. What's up with that?

2007-04-29 15:25:42
145.   JoeyP
Heath Bell last year in AAA for the Mets:
35 IP
56 Ks
8 bbs
1 HR

But he's 29 yrs old, so maybe thats why they let him go.

2007-04-29 15:26:28
146.   MMSMikey
theres that classic ethier oppo swing
2007-04-29 15:26:50
147.   alexx
pFX is for pansies, I say.
2007-04-29 15:26:55
148.   Kingmans Performance
are we going extra innings in SD?


2007-04-29 15:27:21
149.   underdog
Darn, I thought was a gapper. Instead it was a goober.
2007-04-29 15:27:36
150.   spacebrother


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2007-04-29 15:27:37
151.   MMSMikey
its very tiring watching furcal constantly make 1st pitch outs hitting weak dribblers.
2007-04-29 15:27:56
152.   JoeyP
I was gonna type they should walk Furcal to pitch to Pierre, but Furcal's in such a funk it probably wouldnt have made a difference.
2007-04-29 15:28:06
153.   nick
142 sooner or later, a pFX of 14" will come back to haunt you against big league hitters....
2007-04-29 15:28:10
154.   alexx
I wonder if Schmidt's pFX troubles will land him on the DL?
2007-04-29 15:28:11
155.   underdog
Heath Bell is better than Heath Totten, that's for sure.

Or Heath Bar, for that matter.

2007-04-29 15:29:17
156.   underdog
{{Explains the concept of the jinx to 150}}
2007-04-29 15:30:24
157.   spacebrother
If he doesn't BRK something first.
2007-04-29 15:30:35
158.   underdog
Martinez has played a really nice third base today. Not that Betemit wouldn't have, also, but he's been very solid there.
2007-04-29 15:34:20
159.   StolenMonkey86
wow, ph for the guy who's 3 for 4
2007-04-29 15:34:34
160.   Bluebleeder87
extra innings it shall be.
2007-04-29 15:35:33
161.   spacebrother

My psychic powers are intact.

2007-04-29 15:36:40
162.   MMSMikey
lets give cla an ERA
2007-04-29 15:38:09
163.   scareduck
Juan Pierre = Daffy Duck on speed.

The boys get a break on that collision.

2007-04-29 15:38:17
164.   Bluebleeder87
swinging bunt works
2007-04-29 15:39:06
165.   underdog
Cue the Benny Hill music again.
2007-04-29 15:39:41
166.   StolenMonkey86
rabbit in scoring position
2007-04-29 15:39:56
167.   Westernmost in Flavor
And that's the Meredith-Kouzmanoff hallelujah twist!
2007-04-29 15:40:44
168.   StolenMonkey86
and it will be Merlin
2007-04-29 15:40:49
169.   MMSMikey
wow, thats not a very good at bat.
2007-04-29 15:41:32
170.   JoeyP
Russ Martin can be a hero yet again..
2007-04-29 15:41:34
171.   scooplew
125 Perhaps you are right. But one would hope that Lowe could have held onto a 4-1 lead.
2007-04-29 15:41:47
172.   StolenMonkey86
169 - yeah . . .

Go Russell!

2007-04-29 15:42:14
173.   underdog
Btw Marcus Giles had his bell rung, running the bases in the previous inning, which is why he was pinch hit for (for those not watching on TV).
2007-04-29 15:42:33
174.   StolenMonkey86
2007-04-29 15:43:03
175.   StolenMonkey86
that is to say, drat
2007-04-29 15:43:27
176.   StolenMonkey86
who's up in the pen?
2007-04-29 15:43:44
177.   JoeyP
That was close to a foul ball.
I think Saito needs to come in.
Its do or die, gotta pitch your best guy.
2007-04-29 15:44:54
178.   capdodger
173 Was that on the slide into second?
2007-04-29 15:45:28
179.   Bluebleeder87
and it will be Merlin

Merlin the magician had no tricks up his sleeve unfortunately

2007-04-29 15:47:09
180.   spacebrother
Tsao's pFX at 15.
2007-04-29 15:47:15
181.   underdog
2007-04-29 15:47:21
182.   MMSMikey
matt holliday walkoff 2 run HR was absolutely crushed
2007-04-29 15:47:43
183.   StolenMonkey86
wow, that was only a 6" pFX!
2007-04-29 15:48:06
184.   Bob Timmermann
Giles was caught looking on a pitch with a break of 7" and a pFX of 6"!

6 inches!

2007-04-29 15:48:25
185.   Bob Timmermann
Stop stealing my act!
2007-04-29 15:48:46
186.   capdodger
184 It was a really deceptive 6".
2007-04-29 15:49:32
187.   overkill94
Dang, playing with fire there Tsao
2007-04-29 15:49:49
188.   Bob Timmermann
"Old friend" Steve Colyer took the loss for the Braves in Colorado.
2007-04-29 15:49:52
189.   spacebrother
I hear a new stadium chant for Tsao. P...F...X!
2007-04-29 15:50:01
190.   Icaros
Gonzalez makes that catch easy. CHQ..
2007-04-29 15:50:01
191.   Vishal
nice catch by clark.
2007-04-29 15:50:20
192.   JoeyP
Cruz and A-Gon hammered their pitches.
But Tsao did make a good pitch to Giles to K him.
2007-04-29 15:51:16
193.   MMSMikey
how many times have you seen a guy make a great catch to end an inning then lead off the next inning with a homerun?
2007-04-29 15:51:23
194.   scareduck
Man I'd love to see that triple play. Too bad there's a time lag for games to be archived.
2007-04-29 15:51:24
195.   Ricardo
Two very well hit balls but we are still alive. Who will pitch for the Padres, Cla or Hoffman?
2007-04-29 15:52:05
196.   MMSMikey
2007-04-29 15:52:17
197.   scareduck
Meredith doesn't look as sharp as I've seen him. That first pitch to Clark was easily a foot off the plate.
2007-04-29 15:53:26
198.   Vishal
what's this pfx business?
2007-04-29 15:53:59
199.   scooplew
Regarding the top of the 10th, Jeff Kent's last sacrifice bunt was in 1998.
2007-04-29 15:54:23
200.   Vishal
cute redhead sitting behind the left-handed batter's box.
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2007-04-29 15:54:27
201.   scareduck
198 - new Gameday jargon. Gameday records (some) of the ball's trajectory data, and Bob's just glommed onto that one data point.
2007-04-29 15:55:05
202.   imperabo
200 Yeah, he must workout.
2007-04-29 15:56:30
203.   Icaros

Bill Plaschke quote.


Charlie Brown quote.

2007-04-29 15:56:58
204.   Vishal
[201] what does it mean?

[200] it was a she, wearing sunglasses in the stands and sitting with some dodger fans.

2007-04-29 15:57:43
205.   dsfan
Greene's fourth GO to Martinez
2007-04-29 15:57:47
206.   Benaiah
201 - PFX is the difference between a straight line from the pitchers hand to the catchers mitt and the actual trajectory of the ball. It is somewhat interesting, but incomprehensible because no one knows what a good PFX is. I would assume that bigger numbers are better, but what does a 10' PFX mean?
2007-04-29 15:58:00
207.   StolenMonkey86
204 - something about how far the pitch is from the expected distance. I have no idea.
2007-04-29 15:58:12
208.   spacebrother
It appears to be gameday's indecipherable jargon for the rise or sink on a pitch.
2007-04-29 15:58:21
209.   imperabo
This just in from Iraq:

"In an official order to barbershops, they have been warned to avoid using Western hair styles and doing men's eyebrows."

I knew it. Their hatred is based on jealousy of our eyebrows.

2007-04-29 15:58:38
210.   Icaros


2007-04-29 15:59:24
211.   JoeyP
Good job Tsao.
2007-04-29 15:59:32
212.   imperabo
204 I saw her. Sort of Julianne Moore look. Not bad.
2007-04-29 15:59:36
213.   Bluebleeder87

he only topped out at 91 mph today, while other days he tops out at 95,96 mph the jury is still out on him i guess, injury passed etcetera

2007-04-29 16:00:17
214.   Bob Timmermann
I like the pFX data because it is almost, but not quite, entirely useless for a person following a baseball game.

No, never mind, it is entirely useless.

2007-04-29 16:00:18
215.   MMSMikey
i dont think tsao will be going down any time soon, also...when brazoban was healthy last year, he wasnt very good. era over 5.00 in 2005 and over 5.00 when he was healthy is 06'
2007-04-29 16:00:56
216.   Ricardo
Quick inning for Tsao, let´s win it.
2007-04-29 16:01:10
217.   dsfan
I am probably off by a pitch or two, but in the last two games, Tsao has gotten 11 outs with about 22 pitches. Pretty efficient.
2007-04-29 16:01:51
218.   JoeyP
Surprised Padres arent leaving Meredith in.
Cameron should be scored upon.
2007-04-29 16:02:44
219.   dsfan
Against LHB last year, Cameron averaged more than five walks per nine.
2007-04-29 16:02:47
220.   overkill94
204 She's got nothin' on that SD ball girl down the left field line, mmmmm
2007-04-29 16:03:06
221.   Benaiah
Ugh, the Padres announcers:

"You are tempting fate the more you face the top of the Dodgers lineup, it is by far the scariest part of the lineup."


2007-04-29 16:03:07
222.   Vishal
does pfx only measure sink, or break (left or right) as well?

[210] hey man, just because i don't use gameday doesn't make me a sap!

2007-04-29 16:03:19
223.   MMSMikey
raffy raffy raffy
2007-04-29 16:03:32
224.   Bluebleeder87
it seems like Cruz Jr. is every were.
2007-04-29 16:03:33
225.   imperabo
214 But imagine the potential for defensive sabermetrics though if we could chart the exact speed and trajectory of every batted ball. We might finally get the bottom of Jeter's pasta diving.
2007-04-29 16:03:55
226.   Ricardo
Seanez is warming up, we have to score now!
2007-04-29 16:04:11
227.   overkill94
218 You don't see setup guys go more than 2 innings these days
2007-04-29 16:05:16
228.   imperabo
221 Tell me Pierre doesn't scare you.
2007-04-29 16:05:17
229.   overkill94
Rabbit on the loose!
2007-04-29 16:05:37
230.   JoeyP
Pierre takes a walk.
2007-04-29 16:05:45
231.   Vishal
the rabbit is loose!
2007-04-29 16:06:16
232.   MMSMikey
go juan go
2007-04-29 16:06:43
233.   StolenMonkey86
an 85mph pitchout?
2007-04-29 16:07:21
234.   alexx
Is this when Pierre's speed is supposed to come in handy?
2007-04-29 16:07:38
235.   overkill94
Come on frenchie, steal that base!
2007-04-29 16:07:47
236.   JoeyP
Geez Pierre should have kept going to 2nd.
2007-04-29 16:08:40
237.   Vishal
that was pierre's fourth walk this season. francoeur has nine.
2007-04-29 16:08:40
238.   alexx
I'm so confused. Why isn't he stealing?
2007-04-29 16:09:14
239.   alexx
238 is rescinded
2007-04-29 16:09:14
240.   overkill94
Cash it in, Jeff!
2007-04-29 16:09:16
241.   StolenMonkey86
there it is. 80% success on the season
2007-04-29 16:09:19
242.   MMSMikey
tomato time?
2007-04-29 16:09:28
243.   Bluebleeder87
Get 'er done Olmedo
2007-04-29 16:09:32
244.   imperabo
Has anyone ever seen Pierre make an alert play?
2007-04-29 16:09:36
245.   StolenMonkey86
2007-04-29 16:09:42
246.   JoeyP
Well that takes the bat out of Jeff Kent's hands.

Hopefully Saenz can get a hit against the RHP.

2007-04-29 16:09:46
247.   overkill94
or Olmedo, either way
2007-04-29 16:11:28
248.   overkill94
Olmedo really hasn't had many good at-bats as a PH this year. He should really only be used against lefties...and the Pirates.
2007-04-29 16:11:56
249.   Bluebleeder87
i hope this game doesn't become one of those Fernando Valenzuela playing 1st base while Eddie Murray place 3rd type games.
2007-04-29 16:12:09
250.   MMSMikey
merlin...olemdo, 2 of the best pinch hitters in the game
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2007-04-29 16:12:18
251.   JoeyP
The Tomato just doesnt have it against right handers.

Pitching Seanez before Saito in sudden death is just asking to lose the game.

2007-04-29 16:12:53
252.   Bob Timmermann
If Plaschke weren't at the Lakers game, he would be in San Diego blaming this long tie on the Lo Duca trade.
2007-04-29 16:13:35
253.   scareduck
Now the Dodgers have the one guy in the game who knows how to get walkoff home runs.
2007-04-29 16:14:10
254.   StolenMonkey86
2007-04-29 16:15:19
255.   MMSMikey
is billingsley available today?
2007-04-29 16:15:59
256.   MMSMikey
this is a perfect situation to pitch saito for 3 innings
2007-04-29 16:16:14
257.   scooplew
If Seanez throws one of his fastballs that doesn't move, this game will be over quickly.
2007-04-29 16:17:03
258.   StolenMonkey86
but what if he throws it way over there?

::points to empty batters box::

2007-04-29 16:17:27
259.   Bluebleeder87

don't jinx us, he's doing good so far.

2007-04-29 16:18:23
260.   MMSMikey
didnt kouzmonoff jack one to dead center off of one of schmidts 81 mph heaters?
2007-04-29 16:18:57
261.   StolenMonkey86
wow, I didn't realize that Cards-Cubs game was the Sunday night game.
2007-04-29 16:19:42
262.   StolenMonkey86
Seanez sends 'em down 1-2-3
2007-04-29 16:20:40
263.   JoeyP
The Dodgers bullpen is tossing a no hitter.
2007-04-29 16:20:47
264.   Vishal
hah, you know i actually like the padre announcers more than most other teams' guys. they're really not so bad, even if they are a little homer-ish. they're not over the top about it.
2007-04-29 16:21:10
265.   Bob Timmermann
When Kile died, it was a Saturday and the game was postponed between the Cubs and Cardinals. They played Sunday night on ESPN, but they didn't use an organ or pipe in any ads at Wrigley that night.
2007-04-29 16:22:07
266.   MMSMikey
this is a perfect situation for a mitch webster inside the park homerun
2007-04-29 16:22:16
267.   Bob Timmermann

Matt Vasgersian is a bogeyman nonpareil!

2007-04-29 16:22:54
268.   JoeyP
Geez off the wall and its only a single.
2007-04-29 16:23:13
269.   Benaiah
Things you will not see out of the Dodger LF.
2007-04-29 16:23:40
270.   imperabo
That's was a good a throw as I've seen by a LF, factoring in the quick release.
2007-04-29 16:24:06
271.   MMSMikey
c'mon brady both those pitches were hit able
2007-04-29 16:25:24
272.   dsfan
Excellent defensive game by Martinez -- eight putouts, some difficult.
2007-04-29 16:25:26
273.   overkill94
Steal that base Russell, my fantasy team needs it...I mean, the Dodgers need it
2007-04-29 16:26:24
274.   overkill94
Oh man, Kouz is having a tough time over in SD. Of some solace to the Padres, Barfield's not doing much for Cleveland so far either.
2007-04-29 16:26:27
275.   JoeyP
Error on Kouzmanoff=--that would have been a DP probably.
2007-04-29 16:26:59
276.   Bluebleeder87
yes, yes that's the ticket. error by there 3rd baseman, 2 on 1 out.
2007-04-29 16:27:36
277.   dsfan
Ump is giving Cameron outside strikes, huge for a good stuff, mediocre command pitcher
2007-04-29 16:28:36
278.   Bluebleeder87
hoping for a gapper by Ethier
2007-04-29 16:29:12
279.   JoeyP
Ethier's gotta get the GW hit now after walking off the injury.
2007-04-29 16:29:14
280.   StolenMonkey86
who's hurt?
2007-04-29 16:29:41
281.   imperabo
Ethier fouled one off his ankle.
2007-04-29 16:29:46
282.   underdog
Uh oh, Kemp or Bigbie better have their suitcase nearby just in case.

Hope he's just bruised there...

2007-04-29 16:30:23
283.   imperabo
He's ok.
2007-04-29 16:30:43
284.   MMSMikey
raffy chopper to 2nd?
2007-04-29 16:31:12
285.   JoeyP
Furcal a blooper is all we need
2007-04-29 16:31:26
286.   Vishal
come on furry.
2007-04-29 16:32:13
287.   imperabo
I hope Raffy walks and Pierre drives them in. Give me a reason not to hate him.
2007-04-29 16:32:43
288.   JoeyP
Cameron vs Pierre II
2007-04-29 16:32:45
289.   StolenMonkey86
and loaded for Pierre
2007-04-29 16:32:50
290.   dsfan
like i said, cameron is wild against LHB. Really, threw only one K to ethier, walked pierre, 3-ball count to furcal, and walked him. lots of walks to lefties in minors.
2007-04-29 16:32:50
291.   underdog
The catcher really half-a... lazed that one.
2007-04-29 16:33:18
292.   Bluebleeder87
what are the odds of Pierre hitting a granny.
2007-04-29 16:33:25
293.   JoeyP
Are Linebrink and Hoffman not available for this game?

They are really letting Cameron hang himself out there.

2007-04-29 16:33:25
294.   FirstMohican
Pierre's about to deconstruct a pitching strategy... I can feel it.
2007-04-29 16:34:42
295.   MMSMikey
can someone on this team get a clutch hit
2007-04-29 16:34:50
296.   imperabo
Nope. I'm sure. I hate him.
2007-04-29 16:34:55
297.   overkill94
Where has the clutchiness gone?
2007-04-29 16:35:03
298.   Vishal
[292] x is approaching zero in that equation
2007-04-29 16:35:08
299.   Benaiah
Nicely done Fredo.
2007-04-29 16:35:14
300.   Bob Timmermann
Only game going on in the majors now.
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2007-04-29 16:35:14
301.   underdog
Feh. I don't have time for this!
2007-04-29 16:35:43
302.   Chiron Brown
They should have batted Nomar out of order and hoped the Padres didn't notice.
2007-04-29 16:35:59
303.   JoeyP
Cameron allowed 5 base runners in his 2 innings of work.
2007-04-29 16:36:01
304.   StolenMonkey86
300 - and last one of the day
2007-04-29 16:36:03
305.   underdog
I doubt Hoffman is available... unless this goes another inning or three.
2007-04-29 16:36:20
306.   Bluebleeder87

i think Hoffman's pitched 3 or 4 days straight. The Padres really played poorly there, we should have scored at least 1. sigh.

2007-04-29 16:36:37
307.   Vishal
[267] nonpareil? in a world of hudler and harrelson?
2007-04-29 16:36:47
308.   Bluebleeder87
Cruz Jr. coming up to bat, he's had a really good series.
2007-04-29 16:37:48
309.   dsfan
Cameron hasn't allowed a run this season. Nice rule v pick out of Twins system.
2007-04-29 16:38:24
310.   scooplew
301 Great use of the word "feh," a Yiddish word meant to express disgust, contempt or scorn. I agree.
2007-04-29 16:39:35
311.   StolenMonkey86
nice pitch to get Cruz swinging
2007-04-29 16:40:10
312.   imperabo
310 Is it pronounced with lots of phlem? If so that's exactly how I feel. I have papers to write.
2007-04-29 16:41:15
313.   dsfan
Dodgers offense 10 scoreless innings, 0-10 w/risp that span.
2007-04-29 16:41:48
314.   JoeyP
This is the best pitched game from the Dodgers bullpen in years.

6.2 ip 0h 1bb

2007-04-29 16:42:03
315.   imperabo
So do you suppose that redhead is that guy's daughter or special lady friend?
2007-04-29 16:42:31
316.   scooplew
312 Elongate the "eff" sound at the start for added emphasis.
2007-04-29 16:42:56
317.   Bob Timmermann
Hudler and Harrelson aren't bogeymen.
2007-04-29 16:43:55
318.   imperabo
Tough luck Spicoli.
2007-04-29 16:43:56
319.   Vishal
[314] way to jinx it, dude.
2007-04-29 16:44:12
320.   dzzrtRatt
311 So what's the etymology of this thing my son and others say: "Meh." Pronounced "Me-eh," almost like you're a goat.

I'm not even quite sure what it means. In the 70s people would say they had "the blahs," and I think it's somewhat like that. Anyone know?

2007-04-29 16:44:12
321.   spacebrother
Here's hoping Spicoli chokes.
2007-04-29 16:44:28
322.   StolenMonkey86
top of the 14th now
2007-04-29 16:45:16
323.   dsfan
I see Betemit putting the Dodgers ahead with a big hit off Linebrink.
2007-04-29 16:45:21
324.   Bluebleeder87
Rudy Seanez can still muster up 2 great innings.
2007-04-29 16:45:54
325.   Vishal
[315] maybe he's just helping her conceive.
2007-04-29 16:46:19
326.   Marty
I just woke up from a two-hour nap and the game is still on.
2007-04-29 16:46:20
327.   MMSMikey
how do you greet a new pitcher?
2007-04-29 16:46:27
328.   Vishal
[320] i say "meh".
2007-04-29 16:46:31
329.   MMSMikey
bang one off the wall
2007-04-29 16:46:56
330.   imperabo
325 You mean coitus?
2007-04-29 16:47:01
331.   JoeyP
Linebrink must not be available.
Its not Justin Hampson a LHP.
2007-04-29 16:47:30
332.   Vishal
[327] with a single to left, of course!
2007-04-29 16:48:38
333.   Vishal
[330] it can be a natural, zesty enterprise.
2007-04-29 16:48:40
334.   dzzrtRatt
328 When you say it, what does it mean?

Where did you first hear it?

2007-04-29 16:48:46
335.   overkill94
330 Stole my joke
2007-04-29 16:49:11
336.   scooplew
311 328 -- From the Urban Dictionary, on-line, regarding "meh":
An interjection used to imply indifference towards a subject; "a verbal shrug". This particular interjection has somehow become quite popular among teens, the reason for this popularity is a mystery. Other popular interjections are "bleh", "dah", and "mih". Usu. pronounced shortly, without eye contact or body movement.

"You wanna go to the mall?"
"Meh, I have nothing to do for the rest of the day..." etc.

2007-04-29 16:49:55
337.   MMSMikey
if kent walks they need to put up someone who can bunt cause liberthal has DP written all over him
2007-04-29 16:50:41
338.   imperabo
I'm drawing the line here. If they don't score I'm out.
2007-04-29 16:50:48
339.   overkill94
334 I use "meh" as a substitute for "so-so". For instance, if someone asks whether last week's Scrubs episode was any good, I would respond with "meh" and possibly some horizontal hand rotations.
2007-04-29 16:50:48
340.   capdodger
326 Welcome back.
2007-04-29 16:51:23
341.   imperabo
I'm setting a timetable for withdrawal. Call it emboldening the enemy if you wish.
2007-04-29 16:51:23
342.   overkill94
How many times are we going to hit it right at Cruz?
2007-04-29 16:52:09
343.   capdodger
Kent hits another topspinner at Cruz. Geeze..
2007-04-29 16:52:18
344.   Vishal
[334] anything from disgust to dismissal to apathy to uncertainty. kind of like "eh" but stronger.
2007-04-29 16:52:43
345.   JoeyP
Lieberthal will be making his case to be the 3rd basemen with this at bat.
2007-04-29 16:52:45
346.   dzzrtRatt
In 10 minutes ESPN could switch to this game and get their Sunday night show after all.
2007-04-29 16:53:13
347.   Bluebleeder87
Lieberthal showing his rust.
2007-04-29 16:54:01
348.   JoeyP
So does Russ come out of the game after this at bat, with the pitcher in his spot and Lieberthall staying in to catch?
2007-04-29 16:54:10
349.   overkill94
If Russell comes through here, I might just have to name my first-born child Fiftyfive as a tribute. It's a beautiful name - for a boy or a girl.
2007-04-29 16:54:12
350.   capdodger
We'll probably see the pitcher in Martins spot in the bottom half.
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2007-04-29 16:54:18
351.   dsfan
Betemit's hit off Linebrink will comein the 16th.

Dodgers need a reserve catcher who can play, preferrably a LHB

2007-04-29 16:54:26
352.   underdog
346 Heh.

Yeah, poor Mike. He last had an at bat, what, 7 years ago?

2007-04-29 16:55:44
353.   dzzrtRatt
344 Wow, that's a wide range of possible meanings.

Well, we had "heavy" back in the day. That word meant almost anything, depending on the inflection.

"Hey, I got into Berkeley."
"Heavy, man."
"But I can't afford to go."
"Heavy, man."

2007-04-29 16:56:07
354.   Marty
I'm going back to sleep.
2007-04-29 16:56:20
355.   capdodger
Someone check the outfield. I think the Friars are playing four men out there.
2007-04-29 16:56:42
356.   underdog
Argh, I have to leave to catch a movie/even in a little while. I'll probably come home late tonight and find this game still on, though.
2007-04-29 16:57:06
357.   StolenMonkey86
353 - is there something wrong with the earth's gravitational pull?
2007-04-29 16:57:58
358.   underdog
/event, that is. I think I need to go to sleep, too.

Can the Dodgers call up some peeps from the minors to play later this game, if necessary? If the Padres can play with 4 outfielders, they should be able to do that.

2007-04-29 16:57:59
359.   JoeyP
Dodgers have two Wilsons left on the bench.
2007-04-29 16:58:08
360.   capdodger
353 Why did you say that? Was there something wrong with the Earth's gravitational constant in 1985?
2007-04-29 16:58:32
361.   capdodger
357 Damn you.
2007-04-29 16:58:40
362.   scooplew
Dodgers have put the leadoff man on in the 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th innings without scoring.
2007-04-29 16:59:37
363.   underdog
Can we bring in Jason Elam to kick a long field goal here?

Sorry, I watched too much NFL draft this weekend.

2007-04-29 16:59:38
364.   JoeyP
They kept Martin in the game.
He's an iron man.

Only had 2 starts off all year.

2007-04-29 17:00:45
365.   capdodger
JP seems very agressive about calling people off. Brady Clark was standing under that fly ball.
2007-04-29 17:00:55
366.   Icaros
Great play.
2007-04-29 17:00:59
367.   scareduck
Lucille II!
2007-04-29 17:01:14
368.   Icaros
Pulled that foot, though.
2007-04-29 17:01:21
369.   scooplew
353 As an old graduate of Berkeley, I regarded heavy as something less than "Wow," but more than "no kidding."

"Telegraph Avenue was blocked off to traffic because some street people opened up the fire hydrants."


2007-04-29 17:01:23
370.   Bluebleeder87
we're playing great D but can't seem to score at least one run.
2007-04-29 17:01:35
371.   scareduck
Dodgers catch a big break.
2007-04-29 17:02:25
372.   underdog
You guys are both using the same flux capacitor.

Another great play by Lucille II. Nomar could stand to be a little taller, they got a break on his foot being an inch off the bag there.

2007-04-29 17:03:53
373.   JoeyP
Dodgers relief pitching's been stellar today.

The Pads relief pitching's had the same result, but more luck their way.

2007-04-29 17:04:14
374.   StolenMonkey86
2007-04-29 17:04:33
375.   Bluebleeder87
Another great play by Lucille II. Nomar could stand to be a little taller, they got a break on his foot being an inch off the bag there.

the ump not being angled correctly also helps.

2007-04-29 17:04:50
376.   trainwreck
I really wish I could see this game.

Lousy cable company.

2007-04-29 17:05:10
377.   capdodger
372 I have to use it. How else could I run Gameday Enhanced?
2007-04-29 17:07:02
378.   overkill94
This has to be our inning

has to be

2007-04-29 17:07:03
379.   Icaros

Why can't you see it?

2007-04-29 17:07:50
380.   Bluebleeder87
oh Brady, sigh
2007-04-29 17:08:01
381.   JoeyP
Thats a way to kill a rally.
2007-04-29 17:08:11
382.   scareduck
Lordy, what awful baserunning.
2007-04-29 17:08:13
383.   Vishal
[362] we've had the padres on the ropes all night but can't deliver the knockout punch. so many opportunities frittered away.
2007-04-29 17:08:13
384.   MMSMikey
wow that is absolutely TERRIBLE
2007-04-29 17:08:27
385.   capdodger
Why??? Why???
2007-04-29 17:08:40
386.   MMSMikey
and now this guy cant throw stikes, just burry yourself brady
2007-04-29 17:09:17
387.   scooplew
I just posted this, but on yesterday's messages: We will score in the 15th off Hampson, probably with a home run.
2007-04-29 17:09:35
388.   Vishal
okay, that's not ironic mr. padre broadcaster. it's called a coincidence. stupid alanis morrissette ruined the word. there were only like 1 or 2 ironic things in her whole song; the rest were coincidences or just bad luck.
2007-04-29 17:10:04
389.   capdodger
386 I should be Grady burying himself. He told Brady to run.
2007-04-29 17:10:19
390.   JoeyP
Who's the guy doing color with Vasgersian?
2007-04-29 17:10:34
391.   Bluebleeder87
the Padres are almost in a situation were they have to use a position player to pitch no?
2007-04-29 17:10:43
392.   overkill94
Assuming Takashi can go one more inning, who's next after that? Hendrickson?
2007-04-29 17:11:36
393.   capdodger
388 Which were the ironic things?
2007-04-29 17:11:37
394.   JoeyP
Billingsley the last guy left in the bullpen.

Ethier needs to hit a HR here.

2007-04-29 17:12:20
395.   capdodger
392 Billingsley?
2007-04-29 17:12:34
396.   scareduck
389 - nope. He was caught leaning.
2007-04-29 17:12:36
397.   MMSMikey
thats right andre throw your bat
2007-04-29 17:14:30
398.   Bob Timmermann
The usual color guy for the Padres is Mark Grant.
2007-04-29 17:14:55
399.   Bluebleeder87
It's not like the Padres haven't given us opportunities to score.
2007-04-29 17:15:14
400.   old dodger fan
Saito only threw 8 pitches in the 14th
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2007-04-29 17:15:26
401.   scooplew
362 And the 15th...
2007-04-29 17:15:56
402.   Vishal
[393] the guy who was afraid to fly (an extremely low risk activity), then finally gets up the courage to do it for the first time, only to be on a plane that happens to crash.

and "no smoking sign on a cigarette break" might count, but nobody really gets breaks specifically for smoking. they're just normal work breaks during which smokers happen to light up.

2007-04-29 17:16:18
403.   capdodger
I do believe it is time for the tea break.
2007-04-29 17:17:34
404.   Vishal
[403] i hope you're not out of tea ;)
2007-04-29 17:18:01
405.   capdodger
396 So they caught him taking his secondary lead? Yeah, then. That's bad.
2007-04-29 17:19:06
406.   delias man
JP seems to just move the bat through the zone and see what kind of contact he makes, and i cant stand it. If he powers through the zone, he may hit a liner a little more often. But thats all i expect with his lack of strength
2007-04-29 17:19:09
407.   Vishal
hell of an uncle charlie there from senor saito.
2007-04-29 17:19:45
408.   capdodger
402 My reaction to most of the things in that song was, "Gee... That sucks."
2007-04-29 17:19:46
409.   trainwreck
Comcast matched the offer of DirectTV, but they do not own my cable company.
2007-04-29 17:19:48
410.   dsfan
On the season, Kouzmanoff batting .121/66 abs
2007-04-29 17:19:59
411.   Bluebleeder87
Saito makes quick work of the Padre hitters.
2007-04-29 17:20:48
412.   scareduck
407 - Shouldn't that be "Saito-san"?
2007-04-29 17:20:55
413.   dsfan

He has been taking a firmer pass at the ball in the last 7-10 days, fewer defensive swings.

2007-04-29 17:20:55
414.   JoeyP
Dodgers Bullpen:
8.2 IP
2007-04-29 17:21:21
415.   Vishal
[408] i guess the line "and isn't it unfortunate.... don't you think?" just didn't have the same rhythm to it.
2007-04-29 17:21:32
416.   Sam DC
Some game.
2007-04-29 17:21:36
417.   old dodger fan
Saito has thrown 24 pitches in 2 innings
2007-04-29 17:22:41
418.   StolenMonkey86
who pitches for SD?
2007-04-29 17:22:41
419.   scareduck
415 - "pathetic" just doesn't sound the right note.
2007-04-29 17:22:44
420.   Icaros

Oh. Well, I can tell you that dealing with Comcast has been a nightmare, despite the fact that I have Extra Innings.

2007-04-29 17:23:19
421.   Bluebleeder87
is that dude in the background (1st base ump) Wolf's brother?
2007-04-29 17:23:26
422.   StolenMonkey86
more Hampson then
2007-04-29 17:23:49
423.   JoeyP
Hampson is still in.
Linebrink/Hoffman I guess will not be used no matter what.
2007-04-29 17:24:18
424.   stopthebeachballs
How many times can a lead-off runner get on without scoring? Are we trying to kill the baseball truism?
2007-04-29 17:24:36
425.   StolenMonkey86
421 - I do believe so, unless there's another ump named Jim Wolf.
2007-04-29 17:25:24
426.   Vishal
[412] meh... herr saito, saito-san, monsieur saito, senor saito are all just different ways of saying the same thing.

another leadoff hitter. i'm not particularly sanguine, however.

2007-04-29 17:25:36
427.   JoeyP
Ok now Pierre needs to steal 2nd and 3rd.
2007-04-29 17:26:54
428.   Johnson
424 Say...about five out of seven sudden death innings? Hopefully we don't make it six out of eight.
2007-04-29 17:27:04
429.   scareduck
427 - this is what the Padres are hoping for.
2007-04-29 17:27:53
430.   PDH5204
When will Grady decide to simply straight steal with someone who can steal? Pierre should have stole third that one inning, Martin when he was on and forget the hit and run, and Furcal this inning and the grounder to 1st would have had Furcal at 3rd. Where's Ned when we need him? Pierre gets a lot of hits. The Padres have only thrown out 2 of 30 runners attempting to steal. Sorry, but it's one of those rant days.
2007-04-29 17:30:09
431.   Vishal
that was pathetic. hampson's move isn't THAT good. he hangs his right knee in the air when he's thinking about throwing to first. otherwise he turns his head towards home and delivers.
2007-04-29 17:30:17
432.   Johnson
428 OK, six out of eight, then.
2007-04-29 17:30:19
433.   Sam DC
Warmest Happy Anniversaries to Jon and Gal. Theory of Flight's contribution to global happiness grows on with the years.
2007-04-29 17:30:55
434.   old dodger fan
He picked off Clark and had Pierre going back to 1st on the pitch.
2007-04-29 17:30:59
435.   imperabo
It's the game that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friends
We started watchin it not knowing what it was
And we'll continue watchin it forever just because
It is the game that doesn't end. . .
2007-04-29 17:31:21
436.   JoeyP
I'm really surprised Pierre didnt try to steal. But I guess Nomar vs a LHP was too good of situation to risk stealing.

Although, the Pads being 2-30 throwing out guys isnt a big risk

2007-04-29 17:31:21
437.   old dodger fan
Is Betemit in the ballpark?
2007-04-29 17:32:28
438.   dzzrtRatt
In honor of Jon's anniversary, the D's and Pads said, "Let's play two!"
2007-04-29 17:34:16
439.   capdodger
437 Dunno. The Pods' booth gremlins said that he had a stomach thing.
2007-04-29 17:34:33
440.   Vishal
billz looked excellent.
2007-04-29 17:34:35
441.   Kyle S
this game is far more exciting than the lowe vs. wells game yesterday
2007-04-29 17:35:05
442.   Brendan
whoa 96 on that last pitch for cbill. this is what I was expecting with him in the bullpen. nice to see
2007-04-29 17:35:08
443.   Icaros

They may have just meant that he actually has a stomach.

2007-04-29 17:35:11
444.   JoeyP
Billingsley made quick work.

Dodgers relief pitchers have retired 29 of 31 batters. Simply amazing.

2007-04-29 17:35:28
445.   Indiana Jon
Now that's how Billingsley needs to pitch. Don;t nibble around, go after guys with the heat.
2007-04-29 17:35:46
446.   dsfan
Like other runners against Hampson, Pierre was clearly confused, uncomfortable trying to get a good read. The kid has more than one move. With Nomar up against a left-handed middle reliever, seemed OK for Pierre to stay put.
But Nomar hacked at a 2-0 pitch that should have been ball three, then hit into the DP.
2007-04-29 17:35:55
447.   old dodger fan
If Betemit is not available I don't think we have anybody left except for starting pitchers.
2007-04-29 17:37:06
448.   JoeyP
Was Hampson a starter at some point in his career? This is his 4th inning of work.
2007-04-29 17:37:43
449.   Bluebleeder87
4 runs on 15 hits is just unacceptable
2007-04-29 17:38:28
450.   Vishal
kent just got under it. you could see he was trying to uppercut.
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2007-04-29 17:38:33
451.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Where's Robin Ventura? He can end this!
2007-04-29 17:38:50
452.   imperabo
449 Well when you divide them over 17 innings. . .
2007-04-29 17:39:29
453.   JoeyP
Valdez needs to hit one out down the RF line.
2007-04-29 17:39:46
454.   dsfan
Look at Laforest. A catcher -- bunt it to the confused, immobile laforest, make him play D!
2007-04-29 17:39:57
455.   Vishal
for some reason i'm feeling a little better about this inning. it's not the leadoff runner this time.
2007-04-29 17:40:10
456.   JoeyP
There's an error.
Rally started!
2007-04-29 17:40:38
457.   PDH5204
If Valdez doesn't try to steal here I'm going to cry and that's bad, since as the song says, boys don't cry...
2007-04-29 17:40:45
458.   imperabo
Valdez really is an astounding bunter. He was practically at a full run when he made contact with that.
2007-04-29 17:41:03
459.   JoeyP
454--The error was on the 1st basemen. He dropped the throw.
2007-04-29 17:41:16
460.   PDH5204
Time to cry, and Grady, please stop managing not to lose...
2007-04-29 17:41:52
461.   JoeyP
The throw from the catcher was a good throw.
2007-04-29 17:42:22
462.   Bluebleeder87

He's kicking it in Santa Maria.

2007-04-29 17:42:46
463.   regfairfield
I'd feel better about Valdez stealing if he didn't have a 61.9% success rate last year.
2007-04-29 17:43:15
464.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Pads color man rambling about lengthy extra-inning games decided via Home Run Derby...
2007-04-29 17:43:58
465.   imperabo
2007-04-29 17:44:12
466.   Bluebleeder87
Donnelly for president! ;o)
2007-04-29 17:44:14
467.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2007-04-29 17:44:20
468.   capdodger
A run!!!!
2007-04-29 17:44:22
469.   JoeyP
2007-04-29 17:44:45
470.   Vishal
hah!!!! there we go. wow, i was right.
2007-04-29 17:44:46
471.   scareduck
Clark atones.
2007-04-29 17:46:33
472.   Bluebleeder87
stay with in your self Bills & throw strikes.
2007-04-29 17:47:28
473.   scareduck
2007-04-29 17:48:23
474.   imperabo
The bullpen only threw 101 pitches in 9.2 going into this inning. Could be worse.
2007-04-29 17:48:43
475.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
The line for the Dodgers bullpen, so far:
9-2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K
2007-04-29 17:48:56
476.   natepurcell
gameday has billingsley throwing 95-98......?
2007-04-29 17:49:16
477.   imperabo
The Padre's bullpen threw 172 pitches!
2007-04-29 17:49:17
478.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
473 - Yep.
And your choice to pitch is...?
2007-04-29 17:49:21
479.   Bluebleeder87
Bills is picking it up a notch with a 95 mph screamer.
2007-04-29 17:49:23
480.   dzzrtRatt
So does Vinny
2007-04-29 17:49:34
481.   Vishal
[473] what about him?
2007-04-29 17:50:00
482.   natepurcell
okay gameday has billingsley now throwing
2007-04-29 17:50:20
483.   scooplew
That was Pierre-Luc LaForest, a native of Hull, Quebec, if you are scoring in full detail...
2007-04-29 17:50:38
484.   dzzrtRatt
Be cool Billingsley. Errors are part of the game.
2007-04-29 17:50:38
485.   Sam DC
2007-04-29 17:50:46
486.   Vishal
ah jeez.
2007-04-29 17:50:46
487.   JoeyP
Ramon c'mon...
2007-04-29 17:50:59
488.   Bob Timmermann
No, not Geoff Blum with the game on the line!
2007-04-29 17:51:14
489.   Marty
Gah! The game is still on!
2007-04-29 17:51:16
490.   Indiana Jon
He is throwing hard, 97 Vin says.
2007-04-29 17:51:23
491.   Vishal
gimme a double-play ball.
2007-04-29 17:51:31
492.   natepurcell
whats the gun reading on tv?
2007-04-29 17:51:54
493.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Roll two, Chad.
2007-04-29 17:52:22
494.   Vishal
hah! there's a lady in the crowd wearing a t-shirt that reads "LOWE LIFE". apparently she's not a fan of our starter.
2007-04-29 17:52:43
495.   Bluebleeder87
the fans in the background look like zombies now.
2007-04-29 17:52:55
496.   Vishal
[492] topping out at 97-98.
2007-04-29 17:53:17
497.   capdodger
494 Must be Trinka.
2007-04-29 17:54:02
498.   Vishal
that was a nice 3-1 slider.
2007-04-29 17:54:10
499.   Indiana Jon
Going to be a 500 post game.
2007-04-29 17:54:44
500.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Oooh, close.
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2007-04-29 17:54:47
501.   imperabo
That's fine. Let go for the dp.
2007-04-29 17:54:52
502.   Vishal
2007-04-29 17:54:59
503.   JoeyP
Ok, now Bowen can hit into the DP.
2007-04-29 17:55:38
504.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Don't overthrow.
2007-04-29 17:55:46
505.   capdodger
Stop overthrowing!!!
2007-04-29 17:55:48
506.   Vishal
there's a lot of tail on that fastball.
2007-04-29 17:55:57
507.   dzzrtRatt
Bowen either needs to hit a double or into a double play. This game needs to be killed.
2007-04-29 17:56:58
508.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
94 mph.
2007-04-29 17:57:53
509.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Lot of life on a mid-90s fastball.
2007-04-29 17:58:02
510.   dzzrtRatt
For those who can't watch the TV coverage, Rafael Furcal is wrapping his face in a blue bandage.
2007-04-29 17:58:18
511.   Vishal
2007-04-29 17:58:19
512.   Bluebleeder87
Nice strike out by Bills
2007-04-29 17:58:23
513.   capdodger
Nice slider. Got him to swing at ball four.
2007-04-29 17:58:28
514.   JoeyP
Good job Billz.
One more guy to go.
2007-04-29 17:58:38
515.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Set him up real nice for that slide piece.
2007-04-29 17:59:15
516.   Bluebleeder87

that's what a 17 inning game dose to you i guess.

2007-04-29 17:59:33
517.   Vishal
way to throw strikes, chad. one more.
2007-04-29 17:59:59
518.   Bluebleeder87
finish him up Bills
2007-04-29 18:00:36
519.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
Worth a shot going upstairs.
2007-04-29 18:00:50
520.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2007-04-29 18:00:55
521.   JoeyP
Awww man, that was strike 3.
2007-04-29 18:00:57
522.   capdodger
Where was that curveball????
2007-04-29 18:00:57
523.   Indiana Jon
YES!!!!!!!! We win in 17!!!!
2007-04-29 18:01:09
524.   Vishal
oh come on, blue. even the padres guys said that was strike three.
2007-04-29 18:01:12
525.   capdodger
Sweet. Just in time for Family Guy.
2007-04-29 18:01:18
526.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
2007-04-29 18:01:25
527.   dzzrtRatt
That inning put some hair on the boy's chest. Nice work Chad!
2007-04-29 18:01:32
528.   JoeyP
Ok, got him anyways!

Padres lost some tough ones this week!

2007-04-29 18:01:36
529.   StolenMonkey86
there we go
2007-04-29 18:01:40
530.   scareduck
2007-04-29 18:01:55
531.   Bob Timmermann
I guess I get to see Lieberthal start tomorrow.

And I think either Nomar or Kent will get tomorrow off too.

2007-04-29 18:01:58
532.   Vishal
YESSSSS. good for chad :)

and russ martin catches all 17 innings.

2007-04-29 18:02:28
533.   Bluebleeder87
Bills earned points from Grady today on his pitching performance.
2007-04-29 18:02:33
534.   imperabo
And Betemit makes an appearance in the high five lineup.
2007-04-29 18:02:39
535.   JoeyP
That was probably best relief pitching the Dodgers have ever had.

Bullpen just didnt give anything.

10.2 IP
1 H
2 BB
0 Runs


2007-04-29 18:02:45
536.   scooplew
Thanks for the company, everybody...Jon: Thanks for the site...
2007-04-29 18:02:47
537.   Sam DC
This baseball stuff is fun.
2007-04-29 18:03:24
538.   Gen3Blue
My only comment is the pitch preceding was a strike pure and simple. If that had meant the game I would have disrespected the ump for life. He knew.
2007-04-29 18:03:29
539.   StolenMonkey86
I think Betemit gets the start tomorrow
2007-04-29 18:03:40
540.   Gen3Blue
My only comment is the pitch preceding was a strike pure and simple. If that had meant the game I would have disrespected the ump for life. He knew.
2007-04-29 18:03:46
541.   Bluebleeder87
Kudos to our bullpen.
2007-04-29 18:03:50
542.   natepurcell
what a confidence booster for billingsley. did his stuff look as nasty on tv as it it did on gameday?
2007-04-29 18:04:17
543.   DXMachina
A pretty terrific effort by the bullpen.
2007-04-29 18:04:44
544.   Gen3Blue
531 Give them a few weeks off.
2007-04-29 18:04:48
545.   Icaros


2007-04-29 18:06:51
546.   LAT
After not seeing a single pitch of baseball this weekend I came home 5 mins ago turned on the TV only to see Bills face the last batter. Timing is everything.
2007-04-29 18:07:40
547.   imperabo
So did we use every reliever and every position player except for Betemit?
2007-04-29 18:08:16
548.   scareduck
535 - you mean, this year.
2007-04-29 18:08:37
549.   LAT
Tomorrow will be a pretty interesting lineup/game battle for 1st place.
2007-04-29 18:08:39
550.   natepurcell

Elbert sent to A+ Inland Empire?

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2007-04-29 18:09:06
551.   Gen3Blue
That homeplate ump must be from San Diego.
Does anyone know.
2007-04-29 18:09:41
552.   JoeyP
548--Probably Ever.
2007-04-29 18:11:51
553.   Bob Timmermann
August 23, 1989

The bullpen threw 15 shutout innings, but gave up 9 hits and 4 walks. But they struck out 9 too.

Even more impressively, the Dodgers played 23 innings and didn't draw a single walk.

2007-04-29 18:11:54
554.   Vishal
anyway, good game, and the happiest of anniversaries to the weismans!
2007-04-29 18:12:15
555.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry, 22 innings.
2007-04-29 18:12:18
556.   Sam DC
An umpire can just miss a pitch in a 17 inning game just cause he missed the pitch, I'd say.
2007-04-29 18:18:09
557.   overkill94
Is a roster move going to be necessary to get a fresh arm for tomorrow? Hopefully Wolf's good for his usual 6-7 IP, but if not we might need someone to throw a few innings and i'd rather give today's guys a rest (except for Beimel maybe). The only problem is that if we send someone like Tsao down, he can't come back up for 10 days unless someone goes on the DL.
2007-04-29 18:20:35
558.   overkill94
550 I'm assuming it's so that the Dodgers' medical staff can be in closer contact with him. Hopefully I get to see him pitch when they play in Visalia in two weeks.
2007-04-29 18:20:51
559.   old dodger fan
Betemit to the DL? Was he at the park?
2007-04-29 18:21:03
560.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
557 - The only relief pitcher who has thrown two straight days is Tsao.
2007-04-29 19:10:56
561.   overkill94
560 You're right, I forgot that I didn't watch the game yesterday so I was getting it mixed up with Friday's game. I still hate to see guys throw 2 innings one day and have to come back the next. Luckily Takashi didn't throw many pitches in his innings so he should still be good to go.
2007-04-29 19:54:15
562.   Gold Star for Robot Boy
If the bullpen's stellar outing (10-2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 K) is considered as a start, its Game Score would be an even 100.
2007-04-29 20:20:01
563.   Xeifrank
was out all day, sorry I missed this game... or atleast the 17th inning. What a performance from the bullpen!
vr, Xei
2007-04-29 20:28:35
564.   Greg Brock
Looks like I picked the right game to miss.

17 innings...Wow. No thanks.

2007-04-29 21:47:36
565.   Jon Weisman
I love long extra-inning games, so in a way, there's something poetic about this happening today, even if I saw none of it. Very happy about the result.

Someone asked about Steiner earlier. I don't know how often he reads Dodger Thoughts, but at Opening Day 2006, he introduced himself to me after he heard who I was and said he enjoyed the site.

2007-04-29 21:54:41
566.   JoeyP
Who knew that Golden State would be the best basketball team in California?
2007-04-29 22:07:26
567.   Marty
Hey Jon, I hope you had a great anniversary.
2007-04-29 22:14:04
568.   Xeifrank
566. Perhaps the best pro team, but UCLA is the best overall! :)
vr, Xei
2007-04-29 22:24:43
569.   Bob Timmermann
The Warriors are like watching UCLA from the Lavin Era!

Seeing Matt Barnes play so much in the NBA is really freaky.

2007-04-29 22:26:53
570.   D4P
Juan Pierre is on pace to hit .282, steal 93 bases, and score 136 runs.
2007-04-29 22:34:11
571.   Xeifrank
570. That's alot of steals and runs scored. Also worth noting that he's on pace to make $45 million dollars over the next 5 years.
vr, Xei
2007-04-29 22:35:51
572.   Greg Brock
And get on base 30% of the time and slug .327 and get caught stealing 20 times.
2007-04-29 22:37:32
573.   D4P
Wait: there are other numbers to look at...?
2007-04-29 22:44:21
574.   Greg Brock
The player's EqA is currently .242 according to Prospectus.

His VORP is currently -0.5. Woohoo.

2007-04-29 22:52:45
575.   D4P
The player is currently 18th in the MLB in hits, 8th in runs, and 2nd in stolen bases.

Ned must like...nay, love, what he sees.

2007-04-29 22:59:51
576.   dzzrtRatt

The LA Times is running a poll today on who is the best second baseman in LA Dodger history.

First on the list: Delino DeShields.

2007-04-29 23:08:47
577.   trainwreck
575 & 576


2007-04-29 23:12:42
578.   MMSMikey
please grady, please rest russell tomorrow.
2007-04-29 23:21:32
579.   StolenMonkey86
Grudzielanek has 2% of the vote while Delino has 1%. Kent only has 1.8%.

The leader so far is Davey Lopes at 51.9%.

2007-04-29 23:48:51
580.   Bob Timmermann
Kent has 9.6%. You were looking at the wrong line but it's a confusing layout.
2007-04-30 00:07:52
581.   underdog
Well, congrats to those of you who stuck the whole game out here for the whole duration! Y'all should get a medal for a game that lasted about as long as the Weismans have been together. ;-)

I left in the 15th to catch a film screening and event so I didn't know what happened until now. Whoopee! Nice to hear that Bills pitched peachy. Seems like he may be back on track, learning some things.

In other news, I saw George Lucas, Robin Williams and John Lasseter tonight. That was great. I am too tired to write above a 5th grade level now, so... night. Here's to a shorter victory tomorrow.

2007-04-30 00:09:16
582.   underdog
581 Gosh, I reread the above, and I wasn't kidding, I really am writing at a 5th grade level. Okay, I think I better do this film write-up in the morning before I embarrass myself.

(10 innings and 1 hit! Wow.)

2007-04-30 01:38:49
583.   El Lay Dave
Seven and (wedding) diamonds, a winning combination. Congratulations Jon and Mrs. Jon.

2007-04-30 02:02:26
584.   Dodgers49
>>> "When we see that Russell needs a break, that will be the deciding factor rather than who we play," he (Little) said. "In April, May or June, that's not a consideration. It might be a factor in September."

Lieberthal was scheduled to catch Tuesday, although Little might reconsider and rest Martin today. <<<

2007-04-30 07:00:18
585.   Woody
What about Nate "Pee Wee" Oliver?
2007-04-30 07:02:52
586.   Woody
Juan Pierre could also be a "Pee Wee". Just the way that big hat sits on his little head and pushes down thet tops of his ears. Yeah, Pee Wee Pierre seems to fit.
2007-04-30 07:38:46
587.   Bumsrap
I would think it better to rest someone before he gets tired and not after he gets tired.

Interesting that Dodgers are in first place without a power hitter in sight and the Yanks are in last place and AROD is having an all time best super human power month.

2007-04-30 07:42:12
588.   Bumsrap
I think I will just keep throwing this out into the ether hoping it will eventually settle over Ned and Grady's heads--Nomar will have a healthy and productive life playing third base.
2007-04-30 07:56:45
589.   regfairfield
I'll settle for "Mike Lieberthal is not the answer to our third base woes".
2007-04-30 08:07:39
590.   Jon Weisman
Thanks for the good wishes, everyone.
2007-04-30 08:14:17
591.   Andrew Shimmin
It doesn't really seem fair for me to have remembered Steiner's jag about how he didn't use computers only to have Jon come in and undermine it. I guess he and Psycho were running shtick.

Didn't get to watch the last, well, half of the game, but FSNPT reran it. I checked the box score, twice, during the 17th to make sure I'd read it right. Clark really did knock in a run, and Billz really did strike out the side (and then some; that curveball was a strike).

2007-04-30 09:31:09
592.   Bluebleeder87
please grady, please rest russell tomorrow.

there gonna have to shackle him but it's doable

2007-04-30 10:05:05
593.   Gen3Blue
574 among others. I don't mean to pile on Pierre who will get better. But one problem with w/ Vorp is of course not considering the specific replacement player, who could be Matt Kemp, in this case.
2007-04-30 10:07:50
594.   Jon Weisman
Thanks, Gen.

New post up top.

2007-04-30 10:15:08
595.   MadMonk
Congratulations, Jon and Mrs.
More champagne!

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