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Not Quite So Unbeatable
2008-05-23 16:35
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers split six games with St. Louis last season, after losing 16 of 20 in the previous three years, including 10 in a row from July 30, 2005 through May 14, 2007.

Cardinals at Dodgers, 7:40 p.m.

Comments (210)
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2008-05-23 16:40:21
1.   Bob Timmermann
I have a feeling that the out of down Dodger fans will be complaining a lot tonight about Al Hrabosky and Dan McLaughlin.
2008-05-23 16:43:44
2.   Eric Enders
I attended three of those ten in a row, although I'm looking for some way to blame those losses on Bob.

Either Bob, or Hector Luna.

2008-05-23 16:51:25
3.   Bob Timmermann
I attended two of them!
2008-05-23 16:55:29
4.   Bob Timmermann
I've just found out that Hall & Oates are playing at the Troubadour tonight.

Forget the game. I have to go see the greatest pop duo ever!

(And yes I've violated Rule 7)

2008-05-23 17:02:17
5.   Linkmeister
4 Well, failing a sudden reunion of Simon and Garfunkel, or a rebirth of Seals and Croft, or a new tour by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, that's as good a ticket as any.
2008-05-23 17:12:26
6.   PDH5204
5 Thanks again for the Rainbow link.
2008-05-23 17:16:08
7.   Bob Timmermann
DBacks put up a 5 in Inning 1 in Atlanta.
2008-05-23 17:22:14
8.   Bob Timmermann
The Giants have a 7-1 lead for Barry Zito in Florida in the fourth.
2008-05-23 17:24:03
9.   fanerman
8 Noooo.
2008-05-23 17:26:38
10.   Eric Enders
8 I guess Terry Felton's record is safe after all.
2008-05-23 17:27:30
11.   MJW101
Why is it that every 2008 Dodger position PVL, except Furcal(?) & Pierre, has fallen on their face either through injury or just plain suckitude? Are their careers basically finished?

List:
Kent
Nomar
Jones
Penny
Lowe

2008-05-23 17:27:51
12.   Bob Timmermann
It's just the fourth...
2008-05-23 17:28:56
13.   Eric Enders
Kershaw's goofy mug is now on the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball home page.
2008-05-23 17:30:21
14.   ToyCannon
On the eve of the first Indiana Jones film in a about two decades I thought I'd share two pointless things.

One - I have a 19 year old cat named Indiana Jones, because he was the first of the litter I saved to leave the shelter of the garage and check out the yard. Plus he could jump about five feet in the air. We thought he was dead in the water about six weeks ago when he looked like he was brain dead. Somehow he came back and is now on drugs and he's acting like he's 15 again.

Two - In my dining room I have a sphere cut in half that is hooked up in my attic giving my dining room a round ceiling. The sphere is one of the balls used in the 1st Indiana Jones movie according to the family who sold us the house 16 years ago. His son worked on the film. I didn't believe it until I went into the attic, but from the attic it does look very much like the sphere that became famous in the 1st movie.

Temple of Doom was terrible but Sean Connery saved the 3rd film. Based on the reviews you should all go see Iron Man and not watch the worse movie Spielberg has ever made.

2008-05-23 17:32:06
15.   ToyCannon
11
Don't forget Sweeney and Bennet even if no one expected much from Bennet they did expect him to be able to toss a ball back to the pitcher.
2008-05-23 17:32:16
16.   LoneStar7
I just saw a video on MLB.com where they are interviewing dodger players asking them about whats on their IPOD right now, and when Hu was answering, big white letters came up next to him reading Hong-Chih Kuo
2008-05-23 17:40:51
17.   jtrichey
C'mon Bob, Hall & Oates truly are the greatest pop duo in history. They tore the 1st half of the 80's up. They were the first concert I ever saw at age 9 at the RCA Tennis courts in Indianapolis.
2008-05-23 17:43:33
18.   Eric Enders
For a second I thought Toy's 19-year-old cat was named Indiana Jon.

That would be a hep cat indeed.

2008-05-23 17:44:04
19.   fordprefect
Why are the Dodger fans that are out of downs concerned about the Mad Hungarian(tm)?
2008-05-23 17:44:39
20.   Eric Enders
Because we have to punt.
2008-05-23 17:46:14
21.   dzzrtRatt
Zager and Evans? Did Hall and Oates put out any song as classic as "In the Year 2525?"

Stephen Stills and Neil Young toured as a duo in the mid-70s and put out an album. That's probably about as much talent as you could want in a duo.

Neil abandoned the tour without warning half-way through, however, writing Stills a note recommending he "eat a peach." That's hippie talk for "pound sand."

When it came to Stephen Stills, Neil Young was a sadist.

2008-05-23 17:48:31
22.   Jon Weisman
The gossip pages are running wild with tales of a Derek Jeter-Minka Kelly liaison.
2008-05-23 17:51:08
23.   Bob Timmermann
22
She didn't make the Maxim Top 10 did she?
2008-05-23 17:55:26
24.   Alex41592
I have two Top Deck tickets in section 5 row D and general admission parking available. Can't go at the last minute. $30 for the pair and parking. I'm in the West L.A Area and can meet at the corner of Pico and Beverly Drive. Anybody interested?
2008-05-23 17:55:38
25.   Bob Timmermann
The Cubs have scored in each of the first six innings at Pittsburgh tonight.
2008-05-23 17:56:46
26.   Linkmeister
It occurs to me that John Hall is a Congressman from NY State, so what's he doing performing in LA mid-session?
2008-05-23 17:57:41
27.   Bob Timmermann
John Hall was in a different 70s group.
2008-05-23 17:58:37
28.   Linkmeister
Oh, never mind. It's Darryl Hall in the duo, right?
2008-05-23 17:59:05
29.   Linkmeister
27 Yeah, Orleans.
2008-05-23 18:06:15
30.   Marty
22 Does he have a license for that Minka?
2008-05-23 18:06:32
31.   fordprefect
20
Punt is what I do when I'm in doubt. When I'm out of downs, I'm sleepless in Seattle.
2008-05-23 18:08:52
32.   MJW101
15 I was only concerned about the starting PVLs. The non-starting PVLs Bennet & Sweeney pretty much have no careers to worry about.
2008-05-23 18:10:31
33.   Neal Pollack
Don't kill the messenger:

No Furcal in the lineup tonight.

But also no Jones.

2008-05-23 18:11:23
34.   Eric Enders
If we were going to kill the messenger it would be like five people by now.
2008-05-23 18:16:09
35.   Greg Brock
Garfunkel, Messina and Oates had some pretty good hits.
2008-05-23 18:18:37
36.   underdog
33/34 - I was the first to be shot.

But I'm not dead!
I think I'll for a walk.

2008-05-23 18:19:37
37.   Eric Enders
Mike Mussina and Johnny Oates were the main reasons the '92 Orioles were successful, but I'm not sure what Art Garfunkel had to do with it.
2008-05-23 18:23:00
38.   underdog
Go for a walk that is.
Sigh.

There's actually a pretty good rundown of the Dodgers from the Cardinals' perspective here:
http://tinyurl.com/57ys4b

2008-05-23 18:28:04
39.   underdog
That link above features the second time I've seen a Cardinals' blogger compare Kershaw to Rich Ankiel. I'm pretty sure that's wrong.
2008-05-23 18:30:25
40.   underdog
Update from Tony Jackson on Furcal:

>>Both Joe Torre and Stan Conte used the term ``square one,'' but they used it in a positive sense -- as in, Rafael Furcal ISN'T back to square one. But he also isn't close to where he was just 48 hours ago. He woke up yesterday morning with stiffness in his back, so he won't be back tonight and he probably won't be back for at least a few days. Good thing Chin-lung Hu has, in the words of Torre, ``been a lot more comfortable to watch'' these past few games. ... As for Andruw Jones, he feels good and is going to give it a go. He'll come off the bench this weekend, then probably return to the lineup on Monday at Chicago. However, he acknowledged there is a chance his knee problem will return, and he said that if it does, there is ``no doubt'' he will go ahead with the surgery. Conte said there is precedent for a player with this injury making it all the way through the season before getting the surgery. Happened with Doug Mirabelli, who was the Giants' backup catcher one year while Stan was the trainer there.<<

2008-05-23 18:33:42
41.   Linkmeister
37 Alas, B-Ref has no hits for players named either Garfunkel or Garfunkle.

Tsk.

2008-05-23 18:33:59
42.   Eric Enders
The Kershaw-Ankiel comparison is actually an outstanding one, I think. Through age 19/20 they are/were very similar pitchers, with outstanding fastballs and hammer curves, ungodly strikeout numbers, intermittent control problems, and similar megaprospect status. Not that that means Kershaw's going to blow up.
2008-05-23 18:37:45
43.   Eric Enders
2000 NL Rookie of the Year Voting:

1 Rafael Furcal
2 Rick Ankiel
3 Jay Payton
4 Pat Burrell
5 Mitch Meluskey
6 Lance Berkman
6 Juan Pierre
6 Chuck Smith

2008-05-23 18:47:37
44.   Joe Pierre
I'm so use to losing to the Cards, I forget we did better against them last year.
I think if Lowe could keep it down and get them ground ball outs, like he hasn't been doing much of lately we'll be O.K. tonight. I wish we had a healthy Furcal but I quess we just have to wait.
It would be good to see Kent get it going tonight.
The Kids are doing fine, I just hope they can keep it up.
2008-05-23 18:52:31
45.   Bob Timmermann
8-2 Giants in the 9th.

Zito is two outs away from his first W.

2008-05-23 18:56:11
46.   Bob Timmermann
Gints win!
2008-05-23 18:57:34
47.   Sam in SC
sheepish

am I still okay to post here? I think i violated a few rules, lately.

2008-05-23 19:01:01
48.   Sam in SC
OMG! we are behind a game that is in the 7th?

does comcast never end it's injury?

2008-05-23 19:10:09
49.   Sam in SC
comcast SUCKS
2008-05-23 19:13:19
50.   Bob Timmermann
Losing all of my XY cred, I just finished watching the webcast of the NCAA women's golf championship. USC beat UCLA by five strokes for the team championship. The individual championship came down to a playoff between an ASU golfer, Munoz, and a UCLA golfer, Joh.

Munoz drained a fairly long putt for a birdie and Joh had about a 15 footer going downhill for a chance to tie and she left it about four feet short.

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2008-05-23 19:14:39
51.   Gagne55
42 Ankiel turned into a pretty good power hitter.
2008-05-23 19:21:09
52.   Bluebleeder87
woah! Did you guys see that!? Tim Leary is in the house!!! (signing autographs)
2008-05-23 19:24:23
53.   Alex41592
Marlon Anderson is leaving the game with a injury while running down the first base line. Could be the hamstring. The Mets are running out of outfielders.
2008-05-23 19:29:51
54.   Terry A
1 - The Cardinal network's pregame features have been a highlight reel of Jack Clark's home runs against the Dodgers, and a piece on the Dodgers in 2008 that focused on "key contributors" Kent, Nomar, Pierre, and Martin (whose key contribution was taking the Gold Glove from the more deserving Yadier Molina). They did mention Furcal and Saito, though.

Let the complaining begin.

2008-05-23 19:31:23
55.   Bob Timmermann
Yadier Molina did deserve the Gold Glove last year.
2008-05-23 19:32:13
56.   bhsportsguy
50 UCLA and USC met each other 4 times in the playoffs for NCAA Women's championships, each team winning twice.
2008-05-23 19:37:32
57.   Eric Enders
No soup for Bob! It's Vin on Extra Innings.
2008-05-23 19:38:27
58.   Alex41592
Buy your tickets now! Kershaw starts Sunday!

From Tony Jackson:

All indications are that he will be recalled from Jacksonville Sunday morning and start that day's game against the Cardinals, his major-league debut. The Dodgers begin a 17-day stretch without an off-day tonight, so they'll need a fifth starter at least the next three times through the rotation, the first time that has happened this season. That makes this a good time to call him up and get him started, because he can start on a regular basis without having his routine interrupted. Not sure what will happen after that. He will likely fly to Los Angeles tomorrow. That means Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda will each be pushed back a day, so the Kuroda-Fukudome matchup won't happen until Tuesday.

2008-05-23 19:38:58
59.   Jacob Burch
55 Perhaps retribution for the Rolen/Beltre years.
2008-05-23 19:39:54
60.   Jacob Burch
58 If I get a confirmation past TJ, I'll push for a DT ticket-buy
2008-05-23 19:40:00
61.   Eric Enders
58 It sounds like Jackson doesn't really have any more information than we've had all along.
2008-05-23 19:40:41
62.   scareduck
4 - <rule7>
How can that possibly be a Rule 7 violation?
</rule7>
2008-05-23 19:41:37
63.   Bluebleeder87
Apparently me & BH have some kind of WEIRD MOJO thing going cause the TWO SUNDAY GAMES his giving me tickets for, IT TURNS OUT Kershaw will be pitching, what can I say.... (woo hoo!!!)
2008-05-23 19:41:42
64.   scareduck
60 - count me in. rlm@scareduck.com.
2008-05-23 19:47:20
65.   Bluebleeder87
I'm gonna have to explain to my friend how lucky & what a great prospect he is, he knows baseball but he doesn't know our prospects, it's gonna be fun!!
2008-05-23 19:48:18
66.   bhsportsguy
63 All I can say is that it is very odd of that coincidence.

Good news for Molly, this means that unless the Dodgers change things, Clayton makes his NY debut on Friday.

2008-05-23 19:48:49
67.   Terry A
55 - Yeah, but I think it's neat that the only thing Martin has contributed to this year's team is stealing last year's GG from Molina.

Only a golden god...

2008-05-23 19:54:15
68.   Terry A
And now his contributions include breaking up Adam Wainwright's bid for a no-hitter. This Martin guy is a real jerk.
2008-05-23 19:55:56
69.   bhsportsguy
Derek Lowe gets hit nearly every game with a grounder or line drive up the middle.
2008-05-23 20:02:12
70.   Indiana Jon
If Kershaw pitches Sunday and the next two trips through the rotation, he needs to pitch very well, because after that if the Dodgers skip the 5th starter then I won't get to see him in Cincinnati. I figure if he pitches lights out, then they may not skip him. If not, then I guess I'm driving to Detroit. Anyone near Detroit?
2008-05-23 20:04:03
71.   scareduck
Lowe looks like he's been putting out forest fires with his face.
2008-05-23 20:04:46
72.   Gen3Blue
Well, I woke up in time to find Lowe in trouble again in the first few innings. I'm saying a prayer for him. I'm not sure whether its his stuff or his command, but I'm tempted to say its both.
2008-05-23 20:05:15
73.   Indiana Jon
70 Nope, Detroit won't work either.
2008-05-23 20:06:22
74.   Andrew Shimmin
Izzy gets some boos, but not too many, it didn't sound like.
2008-05-23 20:06:32
75.   scareduck
Lowe scuffles but survives a one-out bases loaded jam.
2008-05-23 20:06:58
76.   Gen3Blue
71 LOL, how true.
2008-05-23 20:10:18
77.   Terry A
Why boo Izzy? He drives in runs with his glove. I've missed that.
2008-05-23 20:11:11
78.   bhsportsguy
If Pau Gasol wasn't a Laker, I'd probably say stop pouting.
2008-05-23 20:11:54
79.   bhsportsguy
Matt Kemp might be the fastest runner from the right side in the league.
2008-05-23 20:17:49
80.   bhsportsguy
What happened, everyone go out and buy tickets for Sunday?
2008-05-23 20:18:29
81.   Andrew Shimmin
I'm sitting here trying to guess what 78 meant.
2008-05-23 20:19:12
82.   Indiana Jon
79 Matt Kemp might be Superman.
2008-05-23 20:19:37
83.   Andrew Shimmin
Now that Bennett is gone, I feel it's important to note that I still don't like Juan Pierre.
2008-05-23 20:19:43
84.   Indiana Jon
81 Same here.
2008-05-23 20:20:36
85.   Bob Timmermann
Rain delay in San Diego. And it's an interesting game to boot.
2008-05-23 20:20:51
86.   dzzrtRatt
Adam Kennedy is still in the major leagues? Huh.

Somewhere in AAA there is a second baseman waiting for a slot to open up.

Seeing Adam Kennedy on top of the Cardinal batting order must seem like a cruel hallucination.

2008-05-23 20:21:17
87.   Bob Timmermann
It's not that interesting in San Diego now that the unhittable Shawn Estes gave up a hit.
2008-05-23 20:22:14
88.   Indiana Jon
87 He gave up a hit during a rain delay?
2008-05-23 20:23:21
89.   Bob Timmermann
88
Hey, I said it was interesting.
2008-05-23 20:24:02
90.   Gen3Blue
Lowe got squeezed there. With these hitters the Cards must have a lousy pitching staff.
2008-05-23 20:25:34
91.   underdog
Argh. Down, Derek, your pitches need to be down. Let's try that again.
2008-05-23 20:26:09
92.   Gen3Blue
So Lowe continues his amazing pace in the first several innings. We must have to hope we can get into this bull-pen.
2008-05-23 20:27:03
93.   Bob Timmermann
It must have been my recruiting skills. One of the high school seniors that my local chapter of the UCLA Alumni Association was trying to get to enroll at UCLA decided to come to Westwood even though USC offered to pay 100% of his tuition for four years.

I must have been persuasive. Or his dad told him to go to UCLA.

2008-05-23 20:28:12
94.   underdog
A Trevor Ariza sighting in the Lakers game!
2008-05-23 20:32:59
95.   Gen3Blue
Wainwright looks like a problem tonight. If it comes down to him vs. Lowe, we're boiled.
2008-05-23 20:36:53
96.   underdog
If it comes down to Lowe vs. anyone right now, we're boiled.

Maybe Kershaw's coming up to replace Lowe and Penny.

2008-05-23 20:39:32
97.   Gen3Blue
Oh, man DFA this guy fast, or maybe just hide him till after the all star break. He usually gets acurate late in the year.

Yeah I'll admit Ankiel throws like Kemp.

2008-05-23 20:41:11
98.   underdog
Well that was better, Derek.

I thought I was seeing things -- that Izturis was leading off for the Cards. Thought that must've been a typo or something.

2008-05-23 20:43:26
99.   underdog
Atta boy, Golden God!

Nobody's gonna DFA Lowe. He'll be fine. And then when he goes away after the season, the team gets a nice tasty draft pick.

2008-05-23 20:47:49
100.   Gen3Blue
99 I like that scenario. It's going to be interesting in the next few years with Lowe and Penny coming up for contracts and hopefully at least a couple of good starters coming up.

Oh I love that. Martin was like Yogi in making sure W. was aware of him and possibly causing a ball.

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2008-05-23 20:51:27
101.   Andrew Shimmin
It's been a while since Bowa got tossed. I wouldn't mind seeing a reprise.
2008-05-23 20:52:19
102.   Gen3Blue
I thought it was about a balk or something that might help us and it wa Bowa's antics again!
2008-05-23 20:52:39
103.   Jacob Burch
I said something about every big situation seems to fall on Blake. 0-2 Isn't a way to keep that streak up, however..
2008-05-23 20:52:57
104.   nofatmike
101 What happened this time?
2008-05-23 20:55:24
105.   Gen3Blue
Vin missed a chance for dueces are wild.
The weak part of are order coming up--I hope they can take some pitches.
2008-05-23 20:55:39
106.   underdog
I couldn't tell what that was about since my MLBTV connection's a little choppy tonight. Was that about where he was standing vis a vis the box again? Sheez. Who cares, ump!

Ah well, maybe next time DeWitt.

2008-05-23 20:56:08
107.   Andrew Shimmin
104- Don't really know. Torre came out of the dugout to talk to an umpire for some reason--Vin speculated it was about Bowa standing out of his box. They're going to need an invisible fence. Or an old fashioned cage.
2008-05-23 20:56:53
108.   underdog
I really want Furcal back soon. Their offense is just prone to fits and starts (and stops) without him.
2008-05-23 20:57:50
109.   scareduck
Not liking Lowe getting skyball outs, especially with Pujols up.
2008-05-23 20:58:29
110.   scareduck
Worst AB I've seen DeWitt have all year, too.
2008-05-23 20:58:30
111.   underdog
A cage would be fun. With warning signs about not feeding the Bowa, and maybe he can do a few tricks, too.
2008-05-23 21:00:23
112.   trainwreck
Let's talk about UCLA getting J'Mison Morgan today and getting the closest thing to the Fab Five.
2008-05-23 21:00:32
113.   underdog
Still, Lowe has settled down since that bit o'trouble. Be nice for the Dodgers to, er, settle up now.
2008-05-23 21:00:40
114.   bhsportsguy
Fernando Tatis homered for the Mets tonight, he has less than 300 AB since 2002.
2008-05-23 21:02:09
115.   scareduck
Hu's on fi.... uh, yeah, he got a single.
2008-05-23 21:02:35
116.   Gen3Blue
Yeah we need Furcal. But that last play showed its nice to have an SS with good D. Maybe Hu should go to AAA and see if he can get that O back.
2008-05-23 21:03:15
117.   underdog
112 - Saw that. Amazing recruiting class. Jrue, Drew, JMM and co. Kevin Love, who?

Did you see that UCSB's longtime women's basketball coach retired, and they replaced him with the assistant at Cal who was highly regarded? She sounds good.

2008-05-23 21:03:19
118.   imperabo
Hu with Nomar school of hitting there.
2008-05-23 21:03:54
119.   underdog
116 - He can replace Kent when he comes back, at the rate Kent is going. ;-)
2008-05-23 21:07:23
120.   underdog
Feh.
2008-05-23 21:08:29
121.   BlueCorona
Funny stat: Though he just struck out...JP leads the team in BA w/ RISP!
2008-05-23 21:08:48
122.   Gen3Blue
Wainwright is under 70 pitches--we could be steamed.
2008-05-23 21:09:43
123.   Marty
We've been boiled and steamed. Poached is next.
2008-05-23 21:10:07
124.   Bob Timmermann
Perhaps the Dodgers are just parboiled. But I don't think they will be poached.
2008-05-23 21:10:36
125.   Bob Timmermann
Curses....

I knew Marty would be the first with the epicurean humor.

2008-05-23 21:14:45
126.   underdog
Well, at least Lowe no longer looks quite as baked.
2008-05-23 21:15:40
127.   Marty
It's a nice cool night. Braised Dodger would seem appropriate.
2008-05-23 21:16:48
128.   Andrew Shimmin
I'm not interested until it's deep fried.
2008-05-23 21:20:04
129.   nofatmike
128 "I'm not interested until it's deep fried."

How are the coronary units in your town?

2008-05-23 21:20:20
130.   underdog
Bowa's always best served steamed.
2008-05-23 21:21:06
131.   JoeyP
High risk low reward play from Yadi.
2008-05-23 21:21:44
132.   underdog
Gold glove this Molina! says Martin.
2008-05-23 21:23:01
133.   underdog
Argh. That's twice Martin was totally stranded by the guys who should be knocking him in. Not a good sign. I guess the Dodgers' goose looks about cooked.
2008-05-23 21:26:15
134.   scareduck
Mean old Joe Torre broke his promise!

http://tinyurl.com/6kztey

2008-05-23 21:27:45
135.   Bob Timmermann
134
But Lowe was asking about Saturday. He'll be free tomorrow night.
2008-05-23 21:28:10
136.   JoeyP
Should be another error on Loney.
2008-05-23 21:29:05
137.   scareduck
E1 and richly deserved. What was all that about?
2008-05-23 21:29:49
138.   Xeifrank
Dodgers current win expectancy is 22.1% heading into the bottom of 7th.
vr, Xei
2008-05-23 21:31:12
139.   imperabo
137 Looked like he caught the tip of his glove with his hand as he was reaching in for the ball and couldn't get the handle.
2008-05-23 21:32:23
140.   Jacob Burch
Huuuuu
2008-05-23 21:32:42
141.   Andrew Shimmin
Nice night for Hu.
2008-05-23 21:33:00
142.   Xeifrank
That flare will do wonders for Hu's OPS.
vr, Xei
2008-05-23 21:33:00
143.   JoeyP
Bloop Triple.
2008-05-23 21:33:06
144.   Bob Timmermann
Mark Texeira would have fielded Izturis' grounder flawlessly and lowered the price of gas to $75 per barrel.
2008-05-23 21:33:24
145.   Jacob Burch
...and Mark Sweeney followed by juan pierre. Ruh Roh.
2008-05-23 21:33:53
146.   Xeifrank
2-1.
vr, Xei
2008-05-23 21:34:21
147.   Andrew Shimmin
Is cheering Sweeney really any better than booing Jones?
2008-05-23 21:34:25
148.   trainwreck
117
Nope, missed it. Hope we can get back to tournament.
2008-05-23 21:36:13
149.   JoeyP
Too bad Isringhausen is unavaible.
2008-05-23 21:36:26
150.   Xeifrank
WE: 26%
vr, Xei
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2008-05-23 21:36:36
151.   Bob Timmermann
I'll want to find out the reasoning behind Colorado having Yorvit Torrealba trying to steal third with one out and two strikes on pinch-hitter Aaron Cook.

K-CS DP.

2008-05-23 21:37:03
152.   regfairfield
The Cardinals don't have anyone useful in their bullpen, right?
2008-05-23 21:37:48
153.   underdog
Either way, it's good to see Hu swinging the bat with more confidence. And that Torre has more confidence in him. Not sure which came first but...
2008-05-23 21:39:21
154.   Bob Timmermann
Franklin and McClellan have been pitching well this year.
2008-05-23 21:40:24
155.   regfairfield
So, that's a no.
2008-05-23 21:40:48
156.   Jacob Burch
Chris Perez also has the aura of "next best thing" since being called up.
2008-05-23 21:41:29
157.   imperabo
150 I like it better when you do that when we're winning.
2008-05-23 21:42:04
158.   nick
Pujols is very likely to homer against Proctor...
2008-05-23 21:45:30
159.   Jon Weisman
114 - Rule 7, for real.
2008-05-23 21:45:55
160.   Xeifrank
157. Yeah me too. Hopefully, next at-bat that will be the case. :)
Lakers win expectancy is 100%
vr, Xei
2008-05-23 21:48:05
161.   scareduck
159 - ?
2008-05-23 21:50:50
162.   Ricardo
Ankiel looked like a pitcher in that AB.
2008-05-23 21:50:54
163.   regfairfield
I wonder how long it took the beerologists to come up with Bud Light lime.
2008-05-23 21:53:15
164.   underdog
Is Bud Light beer?
2008-05-23 21:53:39
165.   Marty
163 There's Bud Light and Clamato! Get your Clam on.
2008-05-23 21:54:38
166.   regfairfield
165 That's surprisingly not horrible.
2008-05-23 21:54:46
167.   underdog
Ethier's having a tough day.
2008-05-23 21:55:22
168.   regfairfield
Though I would like to patent my current invention of Newcastle Atomic Cherry.
2008-05-23 21:57:43
169.   trainwreck
168
I don't know what it is, but I want it.
2008-05-23 21:59:28
170.   scareduck
165 - not a clam owner.

167 - looking a bit more 3.5-ish lately.

2008-05-23 21:59:28
171.   regfairfield
Take a thing of maraschino cherries, drain the juice, replace with 151, let sit for two weeks. Add one of those cherries to a Newcastle. Adds a hint of sweetness and doubles the alcoholic content.
2008-05-23 22:01:41
172.   regfairfield
Take a thing of maraschino cherries, drain the juice, replace with 151, let sit for two weeks. Add one of those cherries to a Newcastle. Adds a hint of sweetness and doubles the alcoholic content.
2008-05-23 22:06:08
173.   underdog
Well, since the Dodgers' offense took the night off, let's change the subject. Right now on AMC is The Karate Kid (1984). Did you know that Ralph Macchio was 22 when he filmed that movie? None of the cast believed him. 22 but he looked 15. And that's your meaningless bit of trivia for the evening. Now back to the end of the game.
2008-05-23 22:08:03
174.   Jon Weisman
170 - Yep, he's had a bad day.

Of course, he was 4 for 12 with a walk and two doubles in the previous three games.

2008-05-23 22:08:10
175.   Bob Timmermann
Cue Suffering Bruin in 3... 2.... 1....
2008-05-23 22:08:20
176.   Gen3Blue
Skip was lucky in his choice or left fielders.
2008-05-23 22:08:45
177.   imperabo
Pathetic
2008-05-23 22:10:22
178.   Gen3Blue
I could tell that was Wade from across the room--he through mostly strikes.
2008-05-23 22:10:51
179.   Ricardo
Another chance to DeWitt shine.
2008-05-23 22:11:03
180.   underdog
At least the pitching was solid tonight. Just no run support.
2008-05-23 22:11:31
181.   Jon Weisman
173 - How old was Suffering Bruin?
2008-05-23 22:11:53
182.   underdog
177 - Could you elaborate?
2008-05-23 22:12:51
183.   Bob Timmermann
178
I could tell it was Wade, because the guy on the mound had a uniform with "Wade" on the back.
2008-05-23 22:13:52
184.   underdog
181 - Suffering Bruin was actually played by Hilary Swank.
2008-05-23 22:15:37
185.   underdog
Gosh. The Dodgers must be afraid of all that bat-splintering talk and decided not to use theirs tonight.
2008-05-23 22:16:27
186.   Bob Timmermann
It's not like the Cardinals put on a big offensive show.
2008-05-23 22:16:57
187.   imperabo
182 Oh, JP's bullet to first. I'm watching on MLB.com so my comments may have a 10 minute delay.
2008-05-23 22:17:16
188.   scareduck
Jeez, look at that wet stuff coming down.

Helen says it's the perfect time for the Dodgers to make a comeback because all their fans are leaving.

2008-05-23 22:18:24
189.   bhsportsguy
Midnight at least
2008-05-23 22:18:38
190.   scareduck
There's making it an official game. Jeez.
2008-05-23 22:19:00
191.   Bob Timmermann
The Dodgers ground crew probably is not as quick with the tarp as the Cardinals crew is.

I've seen them in action. They don't waste time.

2008-05-23 22:19:07
192.   Andrew Shimmin
I bet Montague would like to kick LaRussa in the crotch for brining Villone in for one batter.
2008-05-23 22:19:27
193.   Reddog
This shouldn't be more than a two hour rain delay at the most.
2008-05-23 22:19:34
194.   Bob Timmermann
San Diego's game was delayed for just 29 minutes.
2008-05-23 22:19:43
195.   scareduck
This should be funny. Last time I saw a SoCal infield crew try to put out the tarp was at Angel Stadium last year, and they botched it utterly. It was quite amusing.
2008-05-23 22:19:46
196.   Gilberto Reyes
I don't think we will see another pitch until after 11:30. But the Cards might have burned their closer.
2008-05-23 22:20:46
197.   Eric Stephen
192
Or just on general principle.
2008-05-23 22:20:54
198.   scareduck
My name is Juan Pierre, millionaire. I own a mansion und a yacht.
2008-05-23 22:21:22
199.   underdog
Rats. My MLBTV finally started working okay and then this. I didn't order rain! I'm calling MLBTV tech support.
2008-05-23 22:21:49
200.   Bob Timmermann
I live seven miles from Dodger Stadium and it's not raining here.
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2008-05-23 22:22:10
201.   Ricardo
In a perfect world, Kemp would walk and DeWitt would homer. :P
2008-05-23 22:22:25
202.   Andrew Shimmin
Oh, I missed that Torre did the same thing with Beimel. Crotch kicking all around.
2008-05-23 22:22:46
203.   Gilberto Reyes
Oh, great. Now we get to watch "In My Own Words" starring Juan Pierre on FSN. How many times have I watched this?
2008-05-23 22:22:52
204.   underdog
Gameday still says the weather is "currently cloudy."

198 Heh. Was that the German version of Elmer Fudd?

2008-05-23 22:24:00
205.   Bob Timmermann
204
Sigh....
2008-05-23 22:25:11
206.   Gen3Blue
180 How true. One could actually call it a pitchers duel, though I don't love Lowe and Penny's habit of putting their team down 2-4 runs before finding their stuff.
Back East I probably won't be awake to use my final culinary comment---We're Toast.
Hope I'm wrong.
2008-05-23 22:25:23
207.   scareduck
204 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Brush
2008-05-23 22:25:54
208.   Jon Weisman
NPUT
2008-05-23 22:28:33
209.   underdog
As a kid I never got the "Dr. Oro Myicin" joke in that cartoon.
2008-05-23 23:36:42
210.   spacebrother
"Clutch" Jones strikes (out) again.

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