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Milano, Where Are You?
2007-06-09 17:54
by Jon Weisman

A Hollywood Stars Night at Dodger Stadium without Alyssa Milano? This should've been her year.

* * *

Andre sings; Andre sits.


Retro Gameday

Comments (334)
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2007-06-09 18:35:29
1.   Jon Weisman
I think EE may be the new LAT.
2007-06-09 18:41:55
2.   Eric Enders
I used to consider myself the LAT, back before the term actually existed. It does seem to happen quite a bit.
2007-06-09 18:42:44
3.   Bumsrap
The message to Pierre hopefully has been made as it seems and Pierre can anticipate sitting more and more. I suppose it might be a good idea to start Kemp in right before moving him to CF. Good team/human relations, politically correct, etc. But tomorrow I hope to see Kemp in CF.
2007-06-09 18:43:33
4.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose
Inside the Dodgers points out The Dodgers have three players in the top ten ( hardest to strike out) and are one of hardest teams to strike out . . is this really that great ? consider Nomar and Pierre because there bc they hack at first pitches and dont work counts. .not something I like to see at all . . just seems a bit overrated . .
2007-06-09 18:45:33
5.   overkill94
4 Well, if you're not hitting home runs then you better not be striking out very often or else you're in big trouble.
2007-06-09 18:49:11
6.   Eric Enders
I'm listening to the Brewers game and Uecker is going on and on about a good buddy of his (and ex-Dodger) who stopped by the booth before the game. He's said the name "Dan Stanhouse" literally 20 times in the last 20 minutes.

If somebody is your good friend, don't you generally know their first name?

2007-06-09 18:51:59
7.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose

right, its not a bad thing it just seems the very reason the Dodgers are up there is due to some bad hitting approaches at the plate. were hard to strike out because we dont let the pitchers get a chance . . . . also the negative value of a strike out is very minimal

2007-06-09 18:54:37
8.   Marty
Don Stanhouse is very high on my list of least favorite Dodgers.
2007-06-09 18:54:44
9.   Bob Timmermann
Perhaps we should ask Vin then about how good a hitter Geoff Zahn is.
2007-06-09 18:55:05
10.   Sam DC
I don't understand. The first game of the NBA Finals was in San Antonio on Thursday. And the second game of the NBA Finals is in San Antonio . . . on Sunday?

Because people weren't uninterested in the NBA Finals enough?

2007-06-09 18:56:55
11.   s choir
4 The only way a lower than average strikeout rate is relevant is if the player or team has a higher than average amount of productive outs. Anybody know if that stat is kept anywhere?
2007-06-09 18:58:19
12.   regfairfield
11 Need to figure double play percentage into that too. I don't really see how a team can excel at one of those stats while suppressing the other
2007-06-09 19:00:30
13.   Eric Enders
In Cincinnati, the ballpark fireworks just went off as soon as Gary Majewski finally recorded an out.

I will leave it to others to determine whether this was a malfunction, or a comment on Mr. Majewski's pitching this year.

2007-06-09 19:03:26
14.   Eric Enders
In his attempt at the cycle, Sizemore lines out on what could have been a triple if Brandon Phillips had been playing a step closer to first base.
2007-06-09 19:07:23
15.   overkill94
Chone Figgins is on fire for the Halos during the last 9 games:

21-40 (.525 BA) with 10 steals

2007-06-09 19:09:19
16.   Johnny Nucleo
When I click on either of the Gameday links above, it loads last night's game for some reason:

Olmedo Saenz homers (3) Tony Abreu scores.

Not that I mind reliving the moment.

2007-06-09 19:09:56
17.   Bluebleeder87
Dodger Stadium without Alyssa Milano? This should've been her year.

i saw her yesterday at Dodger Stadium, man she's tiny. Her brother was also there.

2007-06-09 19:10:45
18.   Suffering Bruin
Alyssa Milano is not only hot, she writes a damn good baseball blog.
2007-06-09 19:13:26
19.   D4P
Change the "08" in the link to "09"
2007-06-09 19:13:29
20.   Michael D
Nice to see a quick inning with 3 ground balls from Lowe.
2007-06-09 19:14:45
21.   Gen3Blue
For perspective , we could have given the world to get Vernon Wells, and we would be in the same place.
2007-06-09 19:14:57
22.   Bluebleeder87

she does a good job with her blog. Nice easy inning for Lowe.

2007-06-09 19:16:18
23.   CanuckDodger
I'm watching the game on the Blue Jays' broadcast. The first pitch Lowe made to Wells registered at 100 MPH on their radar gun.
2007-06-09 19:16:39
24.   Gen3Blue
Oh my God--Pierre batting eighth!!! I may have to revise my thoughts about how isolated management is and what they read.
2007-06-09 19:17:03
25.   Bob Timmermann
If Furcal's hurt, I hope the Dodgers have another shortstop available. I don't think they have all that many on the roster.
2007-06-09 19:17:13
26.   Bluebleeder87
Looks like Furcal hurt his knee on that last play.
2007-06-09 19:18:29
27.   Michael D
I hope Furcal is ok, because if he misses any time Pierre will surely be back to leading off tomorrow if he comes out of the lineup.
2007-06-09 19:18:44
28.   overkill94
Mariners take an early 1-0 lead on the Pads!
2007-06-09 19:19:23
29.   Sam DC
So how was Andre Either?
2007-06-09 19:19:38
30.   Bluebleeder87

i'd play Etanislao at SS move Nomar to 3rd & play Saenz at 1st. Just for today.

2007-06-09 19:19:55
31.   Bob Timmermann
The return of Geoff Zahn! This brings back memories when Vin called Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford, "Curt Flood."


2007-06-09 19:21:15
32.   overkill94
Or they could just put Abreu at SS and Betemit at 3B
2007-06-09 19:21:20
33.   Bluebleeder87

i'm peaking once in a while at the BoSox vs. D-Backs game, it's still 0-0

2007-06-09 19:21:36
34.   Gen3Blue
25 They could only supply the division, at least defensively. Of course we are that rare team that needs to get offense from SS, or 2nd B, or catcher, or anywhere we can. I here Hu and DeJesus can handle the leather right now as well.
2007-06-09 19:27:14
35.   Bluebleeder87
good 'ol reliable Jason Phillips still making that weird face when he re-adjust his goggles.
2007-06-09 19:27:36
36.   underdog
Darnit, there went Derek's "interesting" game!
2007-06-09 19:27:58
37.   overkill94
and of course, with Jeff Weaver on the mound, the Mariners are now tied 1-1 and they Padres have runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out
2007-06-09 19:32:03
38.   Gen3Blue
The good thing about spelling Sean w/ Shawn is that the bearer can't insist on having it pronounced "seen". We had such a weatherman locally and he got canned.
2007-06-09 19:34:33
39.   JoeyP
Maybe Weaver should have retired last year after the World Series?

Then again, when Bill Bavasi is a GM--opportunities will always abound.

2007-06-09 19:36:51
40.   Bluebleeder87
1-0 Arizona
2007-06-09 19:37:15
41.   overkill94
Dang, not one of Martin's better throws
2007-06-09 19:41:31
42.   Bob Timmermann
I doubt the K 2-5 CS DP is all that common.
2007-06-09 19:41:56
43.   Gen3Blue
Which reminds me of "no, its Eyegore"
2007-06-09 19:42:16
44.   JoeyP
Not a good idea to run on Martin, especially at 3b.
2007-06-09 19:42:33
45.   Bluebleeder87

the one to 3rd base was allot better

2007-06-09 19:42:34
46.   Gen3Blue
Where has this manager been--he doesn't know Martin?
2007-06-09 19:42:45
47.   underdog
And that was one of Martin's many good throws. What is Gibbons doing, pushing the team's luck like that? Love those kinda double plays.
2007-06-09 19:42:47
48.   Michael D
Martin makes up for it. Here's hoping Kemp shines tonight.
2007-06-09 19:43:33
49.   tjshere
Re Vin's story, what the heck does a cameraman do to get kicked out of a baseball game?
2007-06-09 19:43:35
50.   underdog
43 Wasn't that hump on the other side before?
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2007-06-09 19:44:06
51.   Bluebleeder87
the advance scouting department for the Blue-Jays didn't do there homework.
2007-06-09 19:45:31
52.   Bob Timmermann
Some camera operators have used the playback monitors on their cameras to show managers disputed plays.

The umpires don't like that.

2007-06-09 19:45:56
53.   overkill94
I already have much less animosity toward Pierre now that I don't have to see him hit in the 1st inning
2007-06-09 19:46:49
54.   Michael D
I hope Pierre didn't just earn himself a lead off spot tomorrow there.
2007-06-09 19:47:09
55.   Bob Timmermann
Juan Pierre is now 9 for 16 in his career when batting 8th.
2007-06-09 19:47:13
56.   D4P
Pierre > Kemp
2007-06-09 19:49:12
57.   JoeyP
If Juan goes 4-4 tonight, maybe Little will be convinced that batting 8th is Pierre's most comfortable spot.
2007-06-09 19:51:48
58.   neuroboy002
Furcal, you are a streaky one.
2007-06-09 19:52:51
59.   Bob Timmermann
Why is it just kids who get the alarm clock? What kid wants a retro alarm clock? What kid wants an alarm clock of any kind?
2007-06-09 19:54:11
60.   Bluebleeder87
the Aflack trivia question is pretty easy.
2007-06-09 19:54:57
61.   Gen3Blue
50 I think you're right.
When Vin said he couldn't remember an infield playing in in the first inning, I almost remarked that he hasn't seen an offense like the current D's. But he has, in the sixties.
2007-06-09 19:55:43
62.   Bob Timmermann
We better not tell Vin where Troy Aikman went to college.
2007-06-09 19:55:57
63.   StolenMonkey86
60 - what's the question?
2007-06-09 19:56:08
64.   neuroboy002
Is Vernon Well's hurt? or is he just having a Nomar-like slump. Low offensive numbers all around for him.
2007-06-09 19:57:57
65.   Bluebleeder87

what Dodger catcher stared in the most all-star games.

2007-06-09 19:58:08
66.   Bob Timmermann
The AFLAC question would be tougher if you had to name all 10 Dodger catchers who played in the All-Star game.

Off the top of my head:
Mickey Owen
Roy Campanella (the most?)
John Roseboro
Mike Scioscia
Mike Piazza
Paul Lo Duca

2007-06-09 19:58:37
67.   JoeyP
I miss the juiced "ball" err.. juiced "something" era.
2007-06-09 19:59:24
68.   Sam DC
Wow, old friend Franklin Gutierrez made one heck of a game saving catch against the wall in Cincy.
2007-06-09 19:59:53
69.   JoeyP
Abreu seems to have transferred his .414 BABIP in Vegas directly to LA.
2007-06-09 20:01:26
70.   Marty
Wasn't Tom Haller an all star one year? It may have been with the Giants. Was Yeager ever an all-star?

The most may be Owen.

2007-06-09 20:01:27
71.   D4P
Nomar needs to bat 8th too.
2007-06-09 20:01:27
72.   Bluebleeder87

show off. :o)

2007-06-09 20:01:29
73.   Bob Timmermann
The AFLAC answer is not Al Lopez or Babe Phelps although they are both Dodger All-Star catchers.
2007-06-09 20:02:36
74.   Andrew Shimmin
Abreu's current BABIP: .354
2007-06-09 20:03:19
75.   scooplew
In a strange kind of way, it is too bad that Nomar is such a wonderful and popular person.
2007-06-09 20:04:40
76.   Bluebleeder87
the fact that you know all of those names is pretty impressive Bob.
2007-06-09 20:04:51
77.   nofatmike
75. If only Drew had such popularity...
2007-06-09 20:05:20
78.   neuroboy002
Nomar couldn't even advance the runner over? Errrr.
2007-06-09 20:05:22
79.   Bob Timmermann
I didn't "know" those names ahead of time.
2007-06-09 20:06:38
80.   Marty
Toronto road uniforms, ugly or ugliest?
2007-06-09 20:07:12
81.   D4P
Maybe it's time to move our best hitters out of the 5th and 6th spots in the lineup. Like, maybe give them more PAs and stuff.
2007-06-09 20:07:24
82.   Bluebleeder87
It's now 3-0 D-Backs, the BoSox have great hitting so it's still a toss up on who will win over there.
2007-06-09 20:08:15
83.   Andrew Shimmin
I wouldn't mind if Hill stubbed his toe, or something, and couldn't play again this series.
2007-06-09 20:08:33
84.   JoeyP
Hill's made some good plays this series.
2007-06-09 20:08:56
85.   Sam DC
So, I mentioned that I took my 6 year old to Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago. We had a good day, but haven't talked about it since.

And today we're sitting having dinner and just totally out of the blue he says "Dodger Stadium looks like it dropped out of the sky just like it is in that spot. It doesn't look like it was built."

I don't really know what that means, but I'll admit I thought it was interesting.

2007-06-09 20:09:03
86.   Bob Timmermann
Bruce Edwards was an All-Star catcher at age 23 for the Dodgers in 1947. He finished fourth in the MVP voting.

The next year Roy Campanella was called up to the Dodgers. Edwards became a backup catcher for the rest of his career.

Perhaps he was the Dioner Navarro of his day.

2007-06-09 20:10:10
87.   Michael Green
49, 52. I think that's what happened--a cameraman was showing replays to managers. If I am right about that, Cowboy Joe West was the one who unloaded the cameraman.

It also worked the other way. I think it was Paul Runge, who was a great umpire, who went over one day to watch a replay, saying the argument had him convinced he should do it--and he reversed himself.

2007-06-09 20:10:56
88.   Bob Timmermann
The Jays have a different font for the name on the front, the surnames on the back, and the numerals.

Like the LA Times front page, it's more like a ransom note.

2007-06-09 20:12:13
89.   scooplew
Schmidt-Kuo-Penny-Lowe -- 2 earned runs in their last 23.2 innings = three no-decisions and a scoreless tie tonight through 4.
2007-06-09 20:13:59
90.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodger All-Star catchers:
Al Lopez
Babe Phelps
Mickey Owen
Bruce Edwards
Roy Campanella
John Roseboro
Tom Haller
Mike Scioscia
Mike Piazza
Paul Lo Duca
2007-06-09 20:14:37
91.   overkill94
83 I will hear no ill words against my fellow Visalian!
2007-06-09 20:14:44
92.   Gen3Blue
Don't wprry, we have veteran hitting. Why is it evertime Lowe pitches he seems to come up against a budding Koufax or Drysdale? No, don't answer that.
Abrue for the next Martin!
2007-06-09 20:15:35
93.   overkill94
90 Charles Johnson got robbed
2007-06-09 20:17:22
94.   Andrew Shimmin
91- Look, you tell him to knock it off with the hotdog-y catching everything anywhere near him stuff, and I'll rescind the wish.
2007-06-09 20:17:49
95.   Bob Timmermann
The Brewers coughed up a 3-0 lead in the 9th and lost to Texas 4-3.

The four runs scored after there were two outs and no one on and the Rangers didn't hit a home run.

2007-06-09 20:17:59
96.   overkill94
Dang, the Rangers got a heck of a 2-out rally in the 9th inning against the might Francisco Cordero tonight - single, walk, single, single, single, single, game over
2007-06-09 20:20:18
97.   D4P
Something tells me Pierre won't be getting a lot of "hitting in front of the pitcher"-related walks.
2007-06-09 20:24:40
98.   overkill94
we need to start walking that guy
2007-06-09 20:25:42
99.   Gen3Blue
Why not just put in all lefties vs. this guy. Who cares where they play. It would have to be better than this. Poor Lowe, I wouldn't blame him for slitting his throat.
2007-06-09 20:25:53
100.   Bluebleeder87
as far as i'm concerned Matt Stairs should have stuck with Hockey.
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2007-06-09 20:26:28
101.   D4P
Matt Stairs is an interesting character. Despite having been a good hitter his entire career (.266/.358/.485, .292 EQA), the list of teams he's played for is kinda sad:

Boston (39 games)
Kansas City

2007-06-09 20:30:40
102.   Bluebleeder87
3-2 D-Backs with the BoSox knocking at the door.
2007-06-09 20:31:12
103.   Bob Timmermann
The Mitch Jones deal must have gone through as he is no longer listed on the Las Vegas roster.

Mitch Jones is a Reggie Cleveland All-Star to me.

2007-06-09 20:31:48
104.   overkill94
Stairs now has more homers than anyone on the only 111 at-bats
2007-06-09 20:32:55
105.   FirstMohican
So glad Nomar's in the 3 spot right now.
2007-06-09 20:32:57
106.   overkill94
Well, the same amount as Kent, but the gist is the same
2007-06-09 20:35:20
107.   overkill94
Nomar for Stairs straight-up. Come on Ned, make it happen.
2007-06-09 20:35:20
108.   JoeyP
That pitch was right down the middle and Nomar just popped it up.

He just doesnt have it, bc that was a mistake by Marcum.

2007-06-09 20:36:05
109.   underdog
Sigh. I keep seeing how clutch Nomar is with RISP and yet I guess I keep missing those moments.
2007-06-09 20:36:35
110.   overkill94
Time for Gonzo to be the hero again
2007-06-09 20:36:48
111.   FlatbushandAtlantic
2007-06-09 20:37:22
112.   blutomania
108 Doesn't have what?


2007-06-09 20:37:24
113.   JoeyP
It'd be a nice spot for a clutch walk from Gonzo.
2007-06-09 20:38:09
114.   D4P
2007-06-09 20:38:48
115.   nofatmike
Free Loney!
2007-06-09 20:39:46
116.   JoeyP
Dont swing Gonzo.
2007-06-09 20:39:48
117.   Bluebleeder87
That was a ball Gonzalez, come on!
2007-06-09 20:39:51
118.   overkill94
112 It
2007-06-09 20:40:58
119.   Bluebleeder87

cousin it?

2007-06-09 20:41:30
120.   blutomania
Loney's still not back to form in AAA, I can't imagine he's on the radar for a call-up. Maybe Kent to 1st?
2007-06-09 20:41:46
121.   Jon Weisman
On 3-2, Gonzalez popped up three pitches in a row. Not sure I've ever seen that.
2007-06-09 20:42:12
122.   underdog
Gack. How many weak pop-ups have there been lately? Sigh.
2007-06-09 20:42:14
123.   overkill94
I think that's the most swings in a row where a guy popped the ball up (even though the first two were foul) I've seen in a while
2007-06-09 20:42:34
124.   Bob Timmermann
I think Vin has the stat wrong. Don't the Dodgers have two with RISP. Kent had an infield single in that last inning with Lowe on second.
2007-06-09 20:43:00
125.   FlatbushandAtlantic
Gonzolepopup. Dammit.
2007-06-09 20:43:09
126.   overkill94
121 I was gonna say "ever" instead of "in a while", but it just seemed like something you would see more often
2007-06-09 20:43:09
127.   StolenMonkey86
right when I just heard my favorite insult line on TBS.

"It's rude enough being alive when nobody wants you!"

2007-06-09 20:45:15
128.   blutomania
Troy Glaus does nothing for me. I hope Ned can do better...
2007-06-09 20:49:33
129.   Bluebleeder87
our game is moving along quite nicely, it's still 3-2 D-Backs in the 7th.
2007-06-09 20:50:26
130.   underdog
Nicely, except for the losing part. ;-)
2007-06-09 20:50:32
131.   overkill94
Weren't we down 1-0 going into the bottom of the 7th last night too?
2007-06-09 20:52:25
132.   JoeyP
And here I thought that Burnett/Halladay were the Blue Jays pitchers to avoid...
2007-06-09 20:54:47
133.   nofatmike
132. Looks like all those pitchers the Jays have drafted over the years are just starting to pay off.
2007-06-09 20:55:54
134.   blutomania

Pierre loving the eigth spot.

2007-06-09 20:55:57
135.   Jon Weisman
Pierre with a solid hit off a curveball. Somehow that strikes me as unusual, too. Maybe he just doesn't get a lot of curves.
2007-06-09 20:55:58
136.   overkill94
No pinch-hitter here?
2007-06-09 20:56:21
137.   StolenMonkey86
Lowe's still hitting here?!
2007-06-09 20:56:28
138.   underdog
Leaving Lowe in - agree or disagree? He's pitching great and has one of our hits tonight. Our bullpen's taxed. Why not, I guess.
2007-06-09 20:56:38
139.   Jon Weisman
Send Pierre, hit for Lowe if Pierre makes it.
2007-06-09 20:56:38
140.   JoeyP
Isnt this a spot for Betemit?
2007-06-09 20:56:40
141.   blutomania
133 MacGowan really seems to have turned the corner, even if I spelled his name wrong.
2007-06-09 20:56:52
142.   Jon Weisman
Too late.
2007-06-09 20:57:16
143.   underdog
Still, I would've brought in Betemit.
2007-06-09 20:57:46
144.   overkill94
Nice work DLowe, nice indeed
2007-06-09 20:57:53
145.   Jon Weisman
Unbelievable. A dribbler off Lowe's bat that stays fair for a hit.
2007-06-09 20:58:15
146.   Bluebleeder87
it will look like a screaming line drive in the box score tomorrow.
2007-06-09 20:58:22
147.   underdog
Hah hah! That was hilarious. What did he, have velcro on that ball?
2007-06-09 20:58:28
148.   JoeyP
2007-06-09 20:58:42
149.   Gen3Blue
Lowe has been our only offense. I hope he can make it.
2007-06-09 20:58:42
150.   T Money
Sometimes, being lucky is the best plan.
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2007-06-09 20:58:48
151.   Bob Timmermann
Shades of Kirk Rueter in the 2002 World Series Game 4.
2007-06-09 20:59:16
152.   underdog
And the poor pitcher gets pulled for that "screaming seeing eye" dribbler.
2007-06-09 20:59:49
153.   Doctor
Regardless of the outcome, can anyone make ANY sense out of the decision to have Lowe hit and not send Pierre??!
2007-06-09 21:00:32
154.   StolenMonkey86
153 - Lowe got a hit the last time up, and he's only thrown 79 pitches. He also knows how to convice Grady to keep him in.
2007-06-09 21:00:43
155.   nofatmike
Marcum probably wishes he was back in the AL so he could avoid having to face pitchers.
2007-06-09 21:00:47
156.   Jon Weisman
153 - I can't.
2007-06-09 21:00:58
157.   underdog
Doc, I didn't really agree with it but see my 138 above for the likely explanations.
2007-06-09 21:01:12
158.   T Money
I'm with you, Doctor. You can't confuse the outcome with the decision.
2007-06-09 21:01:39
159.   blutomania
It's the slow roller to third show!
2007-06-09 21:01:44
160.   Jon Weisman
Furcal hit that ball twice as hard as Lowe's - it went 80 feet.
2007-06-09 21:02:06
161.   JoeyP
More magic
2007-06-09 21:02:21
162.   StolenMonkey86
Yeah, we're not trading for Glaus.
2007-06-09 21:02:22
163.   T Money
Good, bases loaded. Dodgers are great with bases loaded...

Oh, wait, they're not? Oh.

2007-06-09 21:02:33
164.   underdog
Okay Abreu, you know what to do. The Dodger plan: Dribble it.
2007-06-09 21:03:46
165.   Jon Weisman
What pitch did Lowe throw on the HR?
2007-06-09 21:04:24
166.   Bob Timmermann
Mariners have the bases loaded and one out for Ichiro against Bell in the 7th. Padres lead 5-1.
2007-06-09 21:04:28
167.   StolenMonkey86
165 - 88mph, 5" Brk, 11" pfx
2007-06-09 21:04:33
168.   underdog
I guess you can only have the weak stuff work for you before... it doesn't.
2007-06-09 21:04:54
169.   Bob Timmermann
2-run single for Ichiro to make it 5-3 Friars.
2007-06-09 21:05:30
170.   Bluebleeder87

i think it was a sinker right down the middle but i'm now quite sure.

2007-06-09 21:06:24
171.   Bluebleeder87
todays game is pretty frustrating if your a Dodger fan.
2007-06-09 21:07:37
172.   StolenMonkey86
gameday indicated the location was on the outer edge of the zone at the top of the knees, FWIW
2007-06-09 21:07:44
173.   Bob Timmermann
RBI single for Lopez to make it 5-4 San Diego. Two on, one out for Guillen.
2007-06-09 21:07:47
174.   Gen3Blue
So how is batting Pierre eighth working out.
They tried the experiment and can say it didn't work.
2007-06-09 21:08:15
175.   Bob Timmermann
Guillen whiffs. Ibanez up.
2007-06-09 21:10:16
176.   StolenMonkey86
How's Kemp looked in RF tonight?
2007-06-09 21:10:21
177.   Vishal
this has been a really frustrating game for me, so i'm not surprised the game is frustrating too.
2007-06-09 21:11:22
178.   Bob Timmermann
Ibanez grounds out and they go to the bottom of the 7th in San Diego.
Padres 5
Mariners 4
2007-06-09 21:11:29
179.   Gen3Blue
171 The epitome of impotence. I hope something good happens, or all the feelings of "hey, streaks happen" is going to cease, and the core of this team is going to be hideously suspect.
2007-06-09 21:11:44
180.   Marty
Lowe is going for his third complete game loss.
2007-06-09 21:12:17
181.   underdog
Kemp's looked fine as a fielder, from what I've seen. No problems at all.

Pierre's done better in the 8 slot than he has in most other slots...

2007-06-09 21:12:26
182.   Bluebleeder87
hey Vishal are you going to the DT night at DS or are you still over seas?
2007-06-09 21:13:42
183.   nofatmike
C'mon Nomar, get a hit here, you can't possibly do any worse.
2007-06-09 21:15:33
184.   underdog
okay, Garciapopup is a nickname that's gotta stick for awhile. Alas.
2007-06-09 21:16:26
185.   Bob Timmermann
Red Sox tie the DBacks in the 8th 3-3.
2007-06-09 21:17:36
186.   nofatmike
First walk of the game.
2007-06-09 21:18:16
187.   overkill94
Go ahead 2-run homer for Gonzo, part deux!

Disclaimer: prediction only for entertainment purposes

2007-06-09 21:18:27
188.   FlatbushandAtlantic
184 Over here on the east coast, its an old & tired nickname
2007-06-09 21:18:41
189.   natepurcell
i wasnt around when DT night was talked about...can someone fill me in?
2007-06-09 21:19:21
190.   underdog
Running on Jason Phillips is usually a smart idea.
2007-06-09 21:21:20
191.   underdog
This Martin kid's not clutch at all. We should bench him! {cough}
2007-06-09 21:21:45
192.   overkill94
Well, Accardo's been shaky lately, maybe we can stick it to him for his third appearance in a row
2007-06-09 21:22:17
193.   Sam DC
Nate --
2007-06-09 21:23:12
194.   underdog
188 "Over here on the east coast, its an old & tired nickname"
Maybe so, but apparently so's Garciaparra.
2007-06-09 21:24:57
195.   underdog
Poor Derek.
2007-06-09 21:26:27
196.   Bob Timmermann
The last NL pitcher to have 3 CG losses in a season was Livan Hernandez with Montreal in 2004. He actually lost 4 of them that year.
2007-06-09 21:27:34
197.   Bluebleeder87

don't forget he still gets to go home to Carolyn Hugues.

2007-06-09 21:27:41
198.   nofatmike
197. That Frank Robinson...
2007-06-09 21:28:13
199.   JoeyP
Dodgers need some more 9th inning 1-run victory magic.
2007-06-09 21:28:35
200.   Bob Timmermann
Richie Sexson homer in the 8th ties it up in San Diego 5-5.
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2007-06-09 21:29:25
201.   Vishal
[182] right now i'm on the east coast, but if i think i'm going to be around in LA then, i'll try to go.
2007-06-09 21:31:06
202.   JoeyP
Little's showing some convictions to pinch hit for Pierre with Ethier.
2007-06-09 21:31:43
203.   Gen3Blue
If this stretch continues there is no avoiding the obvious. With this great pitching staff, the D's can do just as well bringing up the rest of the team from youngsters who will cost 3,000,000 a year max. Then they can take 1 or two years to buy two or three of the best bats available.
Is there a flaw with this logic.
2007-06-09 21:31:52
204.   StolenMonkey86
did it look like Pierre got in an argument in the dugout or something? Pierre was 2 for 3 on the night
2007-06-09 21:32:35
205.   neuroboy002
This offense blows.
2007-06-09 21:32:41
206.   Frip
Asking much of the big man.
2007-06-09 21:34:02
207.   JoeyP
Blue Jays arent throwing Olmedo any fastballs this time around. Its all breaking balls.
2007-06-09 21:34:07
208.   StolenMonkey86
Lowe with a game score of 78
2007-06-09 21:34:30
209.   T Money
Man, that stunk.
2007-06-09 21:34:43
210.   nofatmike
Why does the picture of Olmedo Saenz on FOX's Game Tracker look a lot like Rudy Seanez?
2007-06-09 21:34:57
211.   underdog
A fitting way to end that game. A pop up.



2007-06-09 21:36:01
212.   Bob Timmermann
That's a lot of guaranteed contract money to throw away.
2007-06-09 21:36:19
213.   SFRefugee
Dodgers got to do something about this offense. They cannot win with what they've got. I agree with Earl Weaver- they need more three run homers.
2007-06-09 21:37:11
214.   LeeLacy
15 runners left on base.

Absolutely maddening to watch the Dodgers blow opportunity after scoring opportunity.

2007-06-09 21:38:24
215.   Bluebleeder87
Dodgers live announcers are pretty frustrated at our "offense" also.
2007-06-09 21:39:20
216.   StolenMonkey86
Coming into tonight's game, Nomar's WARP3 had gone down to .4, and his EqA was at .237.
2007-06-09 21:39:34
217.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers left 9 runners on base, not 15.
2007-06-09 21:40:05
218.   underdog
Is someone busy registering
2007-06-09 21:40:31
219.   Bluebleeder87
they gotta stop trying to be super heroes & start playing smart baseball!
2007-06-09 21:40:32
220.   JoeyP
Hargrove sure likes taking the bat out of his better hitters. Ichiro with a sac bunt in the 9th.
2007-06-09 21:40:39
221.   Gen3Blue
Bob you hit it exactly. Colletti and Little have a lot of old friends who wouldn't be able to make millions with a job where they have to get up at 11:00 am. I have watched this unfold with great interest over the last two years.
2007-06-09 21:40:39
222.   natepurcell
i wonder when will the media start getting on Nomar more for his lack of production.
2007-06-09 21:40:57
223.   Bob Timmermann
Mariners take a 6-5 lead in the 9th on an RBI single by Jose Lopez.
2007-06-09 21:41:19
224.   regfairfield
The way this offense is designed, nights like this are bound to happen. You get eight hits right next to each other, you score six runs. You get eight hits at random times, this happens.

Sadly, there is no quick fix, especially if Abreu is considered a real answer. Loney could replace Nomar, but it would just be the same exact style of offense. Any new outfielder would just replace Kemp/Ethier so that won't help.

The only real improvements I can see is that Furcal should start hitting for some more power, and Pierre and Nomar shouldn't be this bad all season.

This is feast or famine style of offense is what we're going to see out of the Dodgers all year, and there is no realistic way to change that.

2007-06-09 21:41:37
225.   bluegold
What happened? Matt Kemp was in the line-up. That was supposed to solve the Dodgers' problems.
2007-06-09 21:41:38
226.   Bluebleeder87

Rick Honeycutt is no pick nick either.

2007-06-09 21:41:49
227.   JoeyP
San Diego might lose two in a row to the Mariners. Both games that were winnable. They are down 6-5 in the 9th.
2007-06-09 21:41:55
228.   Bob Timmermann
I meant that there are a lot of guaranteed contracts, so your idea of a mass execution would still cost the team a lot of money.
2007-06-09 21:41:59
229.   StolenMonkey86
222- when his RBI numbers stagnate, probably
2007-06-09 21:42:32
230.   unassisted
This is getting painful to watch. Leadoff double with 3,4,5 coming up and they don't even manage to move him from second. 1st and 2nd nobody out with 2,3,4 coming up and they don't score. Embarrassing. Halladay tomorrow, probable day off for Russ,sound like a good game not to watch.
2007-06-09 21:43:48
231.   regfairfield
225 The Blue Jays only scored one run with Troy Glaus, Vernon Wells and Alex Rios. Guess that strategy doesn't work to well either.
2007-06-09 21:46:38
232.   Gen3Blue
203 But it's basically the owner's money to throw away, and I haven't been convinced that he is the sharpest tack in the box. If, with a great bunch of prospects, he feels he has to pay top dollar for offense, what can I say. I suppose I can say I'm a fan and I wish he would pay top dollar for someone good, but it hasn't worked for a couple of years.
2007-06-09 21:47:13
233.   Bluebleeder87

the bases were loaded if i remember correctly & they didn't to squat! that's just flat out wrong! i want my 2hrs & a half back!!

2007-06-09 21:47:23
234.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose
Moving Nomar out of the 3 spot wouldnt add many runs but, it really hurt tonight.. runner on second no out especially . . he needs to move him to 3rd. . . . .
Ive raised this question before . . . .
at this point with Nomar would it benifit to have him continue to totally tank? one step back two steps forward ? or is he in it for the year no matter what?
2007-06-09 21:47:59
235.   Louis in SF
When you know your team is struggling for runs and Jason Phillips is the catcher, one would have thought somewhere tonight we would have tried to run a little bit more than Brady Clarke in the 8th inning. As Vinny said on the telecast Brady is not known for his speed....Just in watching on TV it seems that Nomar's swing is longer now than it was last year. Last year he was hitting the ball into the gap, now he seems to be poping up more. Any thoughts
2007-06-09 21:48:08
236.   Bob Timmermann
2 hours and 24 minutes.

No one was making you spend an extra six minutes watching.

2007-06-09 21:48:59
237.   Sammy Maudlin
Charlie Steiner just boasted that he could steal off Jason Phillips. Steve Lyons better watch his wallet on the next road trip .
2007-06-09 21:50:17
238.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose

The Dodger post game show said it . they are obviously are upset with the production on the air . . but, all they talk about is if the Dodger front office is going to make a big move . . not realizing the problem is Nomar . . .

2007-06-09 21:51:34
239.   Gen3Blue
228 I quess I sort of understand that, but it would also give the team some small amount of dignity. It's hard to express, and probably not that practical.
2007-06-09 21:53:05
240.   StolenMonkey86
Through yesterday, PrOPS for the Dodgers

2007-06-09 21:54:22
241.   unassisted
3 CG's for D Lowe, all 3 for losses.
2007-06-09 21:54:57
242.   Gen3Blue
Oh please don't make a big mowe.
the absolute worst thing that could happen right now is a big move.(unless you moved Pierre,Nomar,Kent and Gonzo., and nobody else). Kent and Gonzo have not been bad--they just cost too much and can't field.
2007-06-09 21:55:05
243.   Jon Weisman
225 - Do you want a serious response? I'm just checking, because you've started out with snark. I'll give you a serious response if you want it, though.
2007-06-09 21:55:30
244.   Gen3Blue
Lowe has been awesome!!
2007-06-09 21:55:39
245.   Bluebleeder87

it's just been frustrating period.

2007-06-09 21:55:46
246.   Steve in Rochester

You pick an awfully tough time to start criticizing Honeycutt.

2007-06-09 21:57:03
247.   Bluebleeder87
J.D. Drew just got a single up the midle to load up the bases with 0 outs. The score is still 3-3
2007-06-09 21:57:37
248.   Bob Timmermann
Red Sox have the bases loaded and no outs in the 10th with Varitek facing Cruz.
2007-06-09 21:58:06
249.   bluegold
243. No, save the serious response. I'm in no mood to be serious at this point.
2007-06-09 21:58:11
250.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose

its possible a "big move" could not only lessen the farm system . . but make the offense worse . . seriously . . . there is no where to upgrade other than 3rd and RF . . we finally got Kemp in RF and Abreu for now is putting up good #'s

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2007-06-09 21:58:42
251.   unassisted
the only saving grace tonight would be if zona and the pads both lost.
2007-06-09 21:58:50
252.   Steve in Rochester
I still think it's amazing someone as skinny as Cruz can throw that hard, kinda like Billy Wagner hitting 100 with his size.
2007-06-09 22:00:34
253.   Steve in Rochester
Cruz K's the Sox captain.
2007-06-09 22:00:57
254.   Doctor
Few thoughts:

1. Lowe (as the maybe 2nd or 3rd most senior player currently) has been a great Dodger. The guy is a very reliable #2 starter and hopefully he gets a few more W's this year, which he will. I hope we re sign him for a few more years.
2. Grady and the D's management has made a few really good calls IMO, bringing Kemp in, moving Pierre down are both the right thing to do, tonight's ridiculously frustrating loss not withstanding, things will get better.
3. This team has to figure out a way to do better VS the American League, that's killing our playoff chances/hopes.

2007-06-09 22:01:42
255.   CanuckDodger
On the Blue Jays' broadcast, one of the announcers -- I believe an ex-player who has known Jeff Kent for a million years -- said that when he was talking to Kent earlier Kent told him that he finds it really difficult to "get up for games" nowadays, and the announcers were noting that that is usually the first step to retirement. Kent really does look disinterested.
2007-06-09 22:02:39
256.   The Rabbits Rarely Loose
K . . Seattle wins, this doesnt really make me feel better
2007-06-09 22:03:03
257.   Steve in Rochester
He also looks like he's in a lot of pain evertime he gets off the it takes every bit of strength he has.
2007-06-09 22:03:06
258.   Bob Timmermann
Well, San Diego lost.
2007-06-09 22:03:57
259.   Bob Timmermann
I believe Kent looks uninterested.

I think he has rooting interest in the game.

2007-06-09 22:04:28
260.   Steve in Rochester
Sox lead 4-3. Sac fly by Lowell. Papi humorously lumbers to the plate.
2007-06-09 22:04:57
261.   JoeyP
The NL West is only 2-7 this weekend, and Arizona is down in the 10th against Boston.

Collective regression to the mean by the NL West perhaps?

2007-06-09 22:05:32
262.   bluegold
258. Well, well..blowing a 5-1 lead to lose 6-5. Has a familiar ring to it, and the Padres deserve this fate.
2007-06-09 22:06:52
263.   Gen3Blue
Reflecting on ditching the whole team and bringing up organization players at ~ 300k apiece, I am surprised at how well it might go. Kent and Nomar might hurt financially for about one extra year, Gonzo would not. Even Furcal and Pierre would not be huge costs. I like Furcal, but at the moment on one leg, he is not exactly a pillar.
Looks like we could luck out in the other division games tonight. That is some consolation I guess.
2007-06-09 22:07:25
264.   Steve in Rochester
I think it's ironic that the D'Backs best looking uniforms of their entire new bunch are the ones they essentially plugged with their new colors (they're wearing them tonight - black tops with the "A" logo over the left chest).

They probably spent a lot of money for some design company to come up with the trendy font and the weird snake head "DB" logo too.

2007-06-09 22:08:53
265.   Bob Timmermann
You would also end up with the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks.
2007-06-09 22:09:52
266.   Bluebleeder87
if it wasn't for baseball Kent probably wouldn't be a millionaire, he'd probably be a cop somewhere handing out tickets to bad motorist like my self.
2007-06-09 22:10:30
267.   regfairfield
265 Not necessarily. We have much better solutions than Matt Kata, Scott Hairston and Luis Terrero.
2007-06-09 22:10:40
268.   JoeyP
But the benefits would be the 2007-->2012 Dbax.
2007-06-09 22:11:34
269.   JoeyP
266--I always thought of Kent as a semi-truck driver. He's a loner, and that seems like a perfect job for a loner.
2007-06-09 22:11:47
270.   unassisted
266 Or he'd be a porn star, he has the stache.
2007-06-09 22:12:37
271.   Bluebleeder87
nice to see our division rivals having a hard time against american leaguers also.
2007-06-09 22:12:41
272.   underdog
256 Really? It perked me up a little.

So do you think the lineup would have benefited from Michael Clarke Duncan and Corbin Bernsen tonight? Couldn't have hurt.

Okay, night all. Here's to more runs tomorrow. Or at least, one.

2007-06-09 22:13:21
273.   Gen3Blue
265 That would probably not make me happy at all. I hope I'm thinking like some wierd conspiracy theorist. Is it pretty unlikely that the D's are paying a bunch of insider friends millions? I sure hope I'm nuts!
2007-06-09 22:13:39
274.   bhsportsguy
Bob - you might find this interesting, I was at UCLA event tonight where they were auctioning off various fan packages for sporting events, the highest price paid for a "fan experience" was $9000 for two people and two people paid that for two admissions to the pregame buffet, run out with the team at the Rose Bowl and sideline passes at the Notre Dame game this fall.

Dinner for four with Ben Howland went for $5000, dinner for four with Karl Dorrell went for $4500.

The highest price paid for an item was $15,000 for the 1967 NCAA Championship Banner signed by all the team members and Coach Wooden.

A Russell Martin autographed baseball went for $200, an Eddie Murray autographed ball went for $50.

2007-06-09 22:16:22
275.   Bob Timmermann
Sideline passes for football games are highly overrated. I wouldn't pay for one. The views you get are terrible.

And then there are large men who can run into you at great speed while wearing body armor.

I just want to get two tickets for the UCLA-Notre Dame game for my friends flying out for the game who set me up in South Bend.

2007-06-09 22:16:59
276.   Steve in Rochester
Does anyone else have a man-crush on Eric Byrnes like I do??? I like Luis Gonzalez as a person, but I sure wish Byrnes was our left-fielder.

As I type this, he strikes out against Papelbon.

2007-06-09 22:18:31
277.   JoeyP
Byrnes in CF for a season I could deal with.
If just for the entertainment value of it.
2007-06-09 22:18:39
278.   Steve in Rochester
275 Bob, how was your South Bend experience? I grew up not far from there (but hate ND).

I hope Michiana treated you well.

2007-06-09 22:18:53
279.   Bob Timmermann
It's just you and Andrew who have the man-crushes on Eric Byrnes.

Byrnes is a very streaky hitter. When he goes bad, he goes really bad.

2007-06-09 22:19:10
280.   Steve in Rochester
Exactly, he's just such a max-effort guy. I love that.
2007-06-09 22:19:16
281.   Bluebleeder87

why would you have a man crush on him? that's pretty weird bro.

2007-06-09 22:19:24
282.   Michael D
We just have to hope Kent's desire to retire is greater than his desire to make a few extra million dollars for the last time he has a chance to. That would help us out a lot next year if we can slot in Abreu for him.
2007-06-09 22:20:16
283.   Steve in Rochester
True, but when he's good, man he looks good. Swatting 400-footers and snagging line drives in the gap.
2007-06-09 22:21:06
284.   Bob Timmermann
The UCLA-Notre Dame game was enjoyable for the first 59 minutes and 30 seconds of game time.

I've told my friends that a UCLA football game is going to be a lot different. Actually, I think on October 7, there is a good chance of there being 40-50,000 Notre Dame fans in the stands.

Notre Dame fans are, to their credit, extremely polite to visitors. Almost in a scary way.

2007-06-09 22:22:05
285.   Bumsrap
If Kent negotiated a retirement and Abreu moved to second and Nomar to third that would let Loney play. That works for me.

It would be nice to have Rios on the Dodgers.

2007-06-09 22:22:06
286.   scooplew
274 As a former sportswriter, I agree. Watching a game from the sideline is simply lousy. Sort of like those dugout boxes in the early days at Dodger Stadium that offered no visual perspective.
2007-06-09 22:22:08
287.   Gen3Blue
I can't help this obsessive thought I keep having. How much worse would we be with our present pitching and nobody but Russell Martin( what are we paying him?)
We have no offense....and according to some
we have no defense. What is going on.
2007-06-09 22:23:01
288.   Steve in Rochester
I know a way to get their blood boiling. Just wear Michigan or USC gear and remind them of the Arnaz Battle days.
2007-06-09 22:24:31
289.   Bluebleeder87
Papelbon (sp) can flat out bring it. he's made a ton of pitches this inning though.
2007-06-09 22:24:47
290.   JoeyP
Papelbon throws straight hard fastballs right down the middle, and no one can hit them.
2007-06-09 22:24:51
291.   Bob Timmermann
I am giving my perspective as someone who covered a lot of high school football games in his life. The view on the sideline is awful. Even if you have to look around little high school guys.

Most likely the sideline passes for the Rose Bowl would force you to stand in one corner of the stadium. Inevitably, the scoring will be at the other end. And on the opposite side.

2007-06-09 22:25:28
292.   Steve in Rochester
Yeah, seems like I've been watching this half-inn for about 25 minutes, and 4 hitters have come to the plate.
2007-06-09 22:25:40
293.   Bob Timmermann
Wearing USC gear to a UCLA football game is, as doctors say, contraindicated.
2007-06-09 22:25:55
294.   scooplew
Pardon me if someone else brought this up, but that is now three complete-game losses for Lowe this season. Any records kept for that stat?
2007-06-09 22:27:50
295.   Steve in Rochester
Sox beat the D-Backs 4-3 in 10 inn.
2007-06-09 22:28:17
296.   Steve in Rochester
Sox beat the D-Backs 4-3 in 10 inn.
2007-06-09 22:28:18
297.   Steve in Rochester
Sox beat the D-Backs 4-3 in 10 inn.
2007-06-09 22:28:18
298.   Bob Timmermann
Livan Hernandez lost 4 CGs in 2004. Since 1957, the high is 11 I believe. And if you go back in time, the record is probably something way up there.
2007-06-09 22:28:19
299.   Gen3Blue
Lowe has been awesome!
The Red Sox win and our .......
2007-06-09 22:28:41
300.   scooplew
291 One of the fun things about covering high school football from the sideline was running back and forth to keep accurate stats. Worse scenario would be a punt, followed by a long return, followed by a fumble and a long return the other way. I once had a great column after I overheard a coach tell his team to take out an opposition player whom he felt had deliberately hurt his QB.
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2007-06-09 22:29:08
301.   Steve in Rochester
Whoa, I'm sorry about that guys.
2007-06-09 22:29:21
302.   JoeyP
Dbax might have a tough stretch facing the Red Sox and Yankees back-back.
2007-06-09 22:31:12
303.   Gen3Blue
It is a much different era, and Lowe must get credit for "saving the bullpen" a modern concept. (That is very humorous if you parse it logically).
2007-06-09 22:31:51
304.   Bluebleeder87

Livan Hernandez had 4 for the D-Backs, i guess you were not around when Bob mentioned it.

2007-06-09 22:33:17
305.   scooplew
284 Forgive me for posting in your shadows, but I agree with your assessment of Notre Dame fans. I was also at last year's game in South Bend vs. UCLA. The fans were gracious and did not boo the UCLA band. I heard none of the all-too-familiar profane chants, and I saw fewer than a handful of inebriants. I went with a friend who is a Notre Dame grad and a devout Catholic. I sensed Divine intervention in the last minute of play.
2007-06-09 22:33:54
306.   Bob Timmermann
Actually Livan was on the Expos then.
2007-06-09 22:36:45
307.   Bob Timmermann
I sensed Karl Dorrell on the last play by Notre Dame and if that's divine intervention, we're all damned.
2007-06-09 22:38:53
308.   Bluebleeder87

please excuse me for my brain has failed me yet again.

2007-06-09 22:42:03
309.   Bluebleeder87
we're only 1 game & a half out of 1st place witch isn't bad, it could have been worse.
2007-06-09 22:45:55
310.   blutomania
2007-06-09 22:52:02
311.   Jon Weisman
Lowe's game score tonight was 78, his third of the season in the 70s. Top 10 requires an 82.

2007-06-09 23:01:04
312.   MMSMikey
i was at the game tonight.

that had to of been some sort of record for foul outs.

2007-06-09 23:30:04
313.   JoeyP
Some poster on the board is claiming that the Dodgers have brought up James Loney. Not sure if its credible.
2007-06-09 23:43:43
314.   underdog
I just looked at that thread on and the guy posting it has "arizona4arizona" as his handle. Doesn't that make you think he's just some D-Backs fan trying to mess with anxious Dodger fans? Just a guess. I guess we'll see tomorrow if he's real or a joker.
2007-06-09 23:46:51
315.   Reddog
I'm starting to think the Dodgers are a lousy team this year. We have a bunch of old guys past their prime who are fading.
We're slow, we're weak, we have poor defense. All we have is a great pitching staff.

We need some power, and guys that can hit in the clutch. I don't know where we can find that.

2007-06-09 23:47:53
316.   underdog
For whatever it's worth, here's Rotoworld's take on Nomar, and then.. good night!

"Nomar Garciaparra delivered only a single in four at-bats and had two misplays at first base in the ninth inning that contributed to the Dodgers' loss on Thursday.
There were some who wanted Garciaparra starting over Wilson Betemit at third base early on. One could argue now that Betemit should be starting over Nomar at first base. Better yet, try James Loney. Garciaparra had all kinds of success with RISP early on, but the fact is that his overall production has been pathetic for a first baseman (.279/.325/.342) and he's actually getting worse on defense. The Dodgers aren't going to bench him, but they might at least want to give him a couple of days off to clear his head"

2007-06-09 23:48:42
317.   underdog
Lousy teams don't have great pitching staffs. They have a lousy offense right now. That needs to improve, clearly. But I wouldn't call them lousy in total.
2007-06-09 23:49:33
318.   JoeyP
314--I thought that too, but the guy has over 500 posts over there. Guess we'll see if he's credible.
2007-06-09 23:50:27
319.   underdog
Oh really? Hm... Well, I hope he's credible! Just color me dubious til morning. ;-)
2007-06-09 23:55:48
320.   natepurcell

Gallagher signs. or will sign on monday.

2007-06-09 23:58:42
321.   Marty
320 For a second there I pictured some unfunny bald guy standing in front of a giant couch.
2007-06-10 00:16:18
322.   trainwreck
I hope we sign Blair.
2007-06-10 00:25:03
323.   natepurcell

im going to be skeptical about that. I dont think he signs for less then 900k and i dont see the dodgers offering him that much.

but i hope we do!

2007-06-10 00:36:16
324.   Eric Enders
323 We should have the money lying around, though, given our overdrafts in the first few rounds and the money we got for Mitch Jones and Kelly Stinnett.
2007-06-10 00:40:28
325.   trainwreck
I will never understand why teams do not spend more money when it comes to the draft. Most teams are built from the minor leagues.
2007-06-10 00:41:38
326.   Eric Enders
Tonight was James Loney Bobblehead night at the ballpark in Jacksonville. I hope the runmor is true although I'm extremely skeptical. Loney did have two doubles tonight. I'm not sure how you'd get him on the roster other than making up a fake injury for Nomar or Brady Clark.
2007-06-10 00:42:36
327.   CanuckDodger
324 -- You think any of the guys we took ahead of Blair will be signed for less than slot money? Not going to happen.
2007-06-10 00:53:46
328.   Eric Enders
327 Even if they sign for full slot money, this year's draft budget would still be nearly $2 million less than last year's, thanks to the difference between Kershaw and Withrow's slots, and also because of the extra first round money we paid to Morris.

And I do think drafting a college pitcher with injury concerns in the sandwich round means we can sign him for less than we paid high schooler Mattingly with the equivalent pick last year.

2007-06-10 07:33:17
329.   PlayTwo
Forgive me for reverting to the subject of the post but the "Stars" Game has never been the same since Mister Ed died. There is an "Ed" episode inwhich Koufax appeared floating around out there somewhere.
2007-06-10 07:56:36
330.   D4P
Allez! One set all in the French Open final.
2007-06-10 08:56:24
331.   D4P
No tennis fans around here, I guess. Looks like Nadal is going to once again deny Federer both the career and calendar year grand slams.
2007-06-10 09:34:32
332.   underdog
326 Why was it Loney bobblehead night at Jacksonville? Kinda odd, especially since he couldn't be there himself, given he's playing in Vegas. Well, whatever it takes to give his ego a boost. That poster was obviously pulling everyone's leg, of course.
2007-06-10 11:32:56
333.   Bumsrap
Loney starting at first today, Martin hitting second, Nomar plays bench, Peirre hitting 8th, kent sits, Betemit in at third, Abreu at second per Jackson.
2007-06-10 11:33:34
334.   Bumsrap
Clark makes room for Loney but Kemp sits anyway.

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