Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Ohka vs. Thomson

Nats:
Wilkerson, LF
Carroll, 3B
Vidro, 2B
Guillen, RF
Johnson, 1B
Church, CF
Guzman, SS
Schneider, C
Ohka, P

Braves:
Furcal, SS
Orr, 2B
C. Jones, 3B
A. Jones, CF
Estrada, C
LaRoche, 1B
Mondesi, RF
Langerhans, LF
Thomson, P

No Vinny again, and that's about all I have to say about the lineups. Let's Baseball!

138 comments:

Basil said...

Weather.com says it's 64 and cloudy in Atlanta at the moment. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are predicted, though; 60% chance of rain.

Ryan said...

Weak! Also, weather.com broke the hell out of my computer the other day. I guess they're 133t haxxxx0rz or something.

Brian said...

How long does Ohka go today?

Ryan said...

6. His last start was perfect Ohka, and I predict he'll do the exact same thing for the rest of the year.

Brian said...

I agree he should go 6, but my guess is Frank lets him go 6 2/3 and then realizes he is out of gas

Ryan said...

Good point. I predict we will not see a double switch from the Nats in this game.

Brian said...

^^^^
From the prognosticators that brought you water is wet.

Ryan said...

Also, Frank Robinson will not do a cartwheel on the field. You can take that to the bank.

Brian said...

I would pay good money to see the cartwheel (but even better for the double switch)

Ryan said...

What's wrong with Castilla? Besides the obvious, I mean.

Brian said...

sore shoulder

Yuda said...

Castilla's got a "sore shoulder" which is baseball talk for "old and sucky."

Yuda said...

Okay, that clown is going to freak me out for the next three hours.

Yuda said...

I miss anything good in the first five minutes? What'd Wilkerson do?

Brian said...

Nats taking more pitches so far today ... nice to see

Ryan said...

Wilk K'd. I heart Nick Johnson.

Yuda said...

Okay, Church needs a hit here to make sure he stays with the club when Armas comes back.

Brian said...

Sorry about Pennywise, I can change it.

Wilkerson struck out swinging

Basil said...

Soul Patch!

Yuda said...

Just like that.

Ryan said...

I'm relieved - Church has been sucking like a Hoover lately.

Ryan said...

Fox News First Run of the Game!

Yuda said...

(And the clown can stay. I find them mildly creepy but I'm not phobic or anything. I just think the whole concept of clowns -- especially at children's parties -- is creepy and contrary to everything we teach children about strangers and people who should be trusted)

Brian said...

ass clown K'd

Yuda said...

Ah, "Inning-Endy" lives on in spirit.

Brian said...

23 pitch 1st inning ... that's more like it

Brian said...

Bobby Cox had an early tee time

Yuda said...

Mazzone does all the work in the dugout anyway.

Yuda said...

Okay, we need more snark in this thread. Ryan? Needham?

Ryan said...

I thinking about making a Castilla/sore shoulder/masturbation joke. Maybe in a little bit.

Ryan said...

GodDAMN I hate Chipper.

Brian said...

Ohka with his first of two long balls today

Brian said...

gotta love 4 pitch walks ... aarrgghh

Yuda said...

Dammit. I do some actual work, come back to my desk and Larry hits a home run.

Brian said...

What is this "work" of which you speak?

Ryan said...

Thanks a lot, Yuda! Every time one of works, something bad happens. Stay focused.

Yuda said...

Must be a full moon tonight, we're hitting.

Ryan said...

Schneider - Doubles Machine!

Ryan said...

BTW, I think this is the only scenario (man on 2nd, no outs, pitcher up) where BP approves of sac bunting.

Yuda said...

Apparantly one of my coworkers knows Brian Schneider.

No word on if she "knows" him or just knows him.

Basil said...

Listening to the Braves' announcers on radio is roughly akin to going to a bachelor party hosted by the late Paul Simon.

Basil said...

More rumor and innuendo, Yuda!

Yuda said...

How's Okha with the stick?

I'm not big on bunting (except with the pitcher) before like the seventh or eighth inning.

Also, why the hell is Guzman hitting ahead of Schneider? I guess Frank wants to split the lefties but seriously.

Oh, great fucking bunt landlord.

Brian said...

Dammit Ohka ... it's hari kari time

Ryan said...

Nien Nunb: "Mmabdmnfalkb!"

Basil said...

Ryan, I think there's one other (runner on 2nd no one out, home half of the ninth), but I can't recall exactly.

Yuda said...

Nah, Jim Baker tore Juan Pierre (!) a new one for bunting with a runner on second and nobody out in extra innings the other day.

Also, fuck you, Furcal.

Ryan said...

I think I just learned something. Thanks, celine!

Ryan said...

That's probably what BP will point to the next time they get accused of groupthink, Yuda.

Basil said...

Really, Yuda?

I can't recall who it was that wrote what I was thinking of. Joe Sheehan maybe? It was a while ago, too, before he left and came back. I probably messed it up, anyway.

Ryan said...

Sheehan left and came back?

I wanna say Click wrote the deadly-dull bunt study, and I know it was last summer.

Ryan said...

Oh, and Church is a latter-day saint.

Basil said...

Yeah, he started his own newsletter or something about couple or three years ago. Charged some negligible amount of money for the privilege to read it. Then he came back, I think, when BP, went to subscriptions.

If it's a formal study by Click, then I missed it, btw.

Yuda said...

If it's deadly-dull, odds are 50/50 it was Click or Davenport. Neither of those guys could write if their lives depended on it.

Which I guess is ironic since, presumably, their lives kinda do depend on it -- I don't think they have other sources of income.

Brian said...

damn 4 pitch walks

Basil said...

I think Davenport is in computers or software or something like that.

Click is one of the "new guys" whose name just makes me go "huh?".

Brian said...

He walked the f%cking pitcher ... a$$hole

Ryan said...

What is it about Ohka and two outs? He magically transforms into Antonio Osuna.

Yuda said...

Oh for fuck's sake.

Basil said...

Well, that sounded pretty damn lucky.

Ryan said...

Is it possible to have a man-crush on a whole team? I love the Marlins.

Basil said...

No, it's not possible, you sick freak. ;-)

Yuda said...

Okay, did somebody hit a home run while I was getting coffee or are they just talking about dingers for shits and giggles?

Chris Needham said...

61 comments and I haven't even added anything yet? Jesus!

Brian said...

no first pitch swinging Nick ... please

Ryan said...

Ooh, coffee. Good idea. BRB ^_^!

Brian said...

are you comparing yourself to Jesus, Chris?

Yuda said...

We all seem to be a bit sluggish this afternoon. I blame Ryan Langerhans.

Ryan said...

Wow, that was an old-school Nats inning.

Ryan said...

You look pretty lively, Yuda. Yee haw!

Basil said...

It's a good thing I forgot to bring my al-kee-hal to work . . .

Yuda said...

The stars have gone back out of alignment. They had a 16-hour window from 9:30 last night until 1:30 today.

Basil said...

It's hard to explain, but to me at least Skip Caray always sounds like he needs to fart but just can't.

Chris Needham said...

My father always told me I was the Son of God... but I'm not really into sandles.

I can't get the game on my radio. Just some mexican music. (Which, if I can say this without being deemed insensitive, frequently sounds like circus music)

Yuda said...

Okay, if Castilla is going to be this gimpy Bodes absolutely has to DFA Baerga and call up Brendan Harris so we don't have all of our infielders on base at once.

Yuda said...

On the field, that is.

Yuda said...

Esteban Loaiza and Antonio Osuna will be stopping by your place to kick your ass for that later, Chris.

Chris Needham said...

I'd settle for more than one fielder on base!

What's the score?

Chris Needham said...

I think they just moved in, actually!

Basil said...

Just be sure you don't go to the DMV, Chris.

Re: the game. I'm not feeling sanguine at the moment.

Brian said...

Ohka ... throw a fucking strike please

Ryan said...

Anyone see the fans doing the funkdafied tomahawk chop after the rain delay last night?

Chris Needham said...

What's the score damnit?

Ryan said...

Basil - you get one of them William F. Buckley word calenders?

Brian said...

I absolutely abhor the tomahawk chop

Basil said...

Aw crap.

Ryan said...

I spelled "calendar" wrong on purpose.

Yuda said...

Motherfucker.

Basil said...

No, Ryan. Admiral Piett taught me everything I need to know.

Basil said...

No, you spelled it as Nien Numb would, of course. ;-)

Chris Needham said...

I guess something bad happened.

EFF YOU WFED AM!

Brian said...

I would love to see Schneider slap Ohka in the face and say "Act like a man"

Ryan said...

We just have to limit the damage until Kolb comes in again.

Yuda said...

I'd love to see anything. Dave and Charlie need some greenies or something, they're droning on today and putting me to sleep.

Basil said...

Chris, something bad did happen. However, Yahoo! gametracker is frozen, and as far as I'm concerned we're still ahead.

As Yuda said last week, I'm in the present, the rest of the world is in the future.

Basil said...

Yuda, Charlie was the worst last night. He was practically sleeping by the time the Braves were down to their last strike. He livened up a bit when the last out was recorded, but big whoop.

I was going to mention it today, but then I found the picture of Professor Kolb.

Yuda said...

Thank God the Braves have the corpse of Raul Mondesi in the lineup to end that rally.

Ryan said...

3-2 Braves after 3.

Basil said...

Mondesi can ably fill the important "DNP-AWOL" spot on the 40 man, though.

Chris Needham said...

'S about time! Thanks, Ryan.

Yuda said...

Of course the hits are hard to come by for Cristian Guzman. He sucks ass.

Ryan said...

That's a funny-looking double, Schneider.

Basil said...

I literally walked across the office to my mailbox and back, stopped at the water fountain for a second, and that was the whole half-inning for the Nats. Wow.

Chris Needham said...

Now I'm getting the bible-thumping station. This blows ass.

I can be in my little shack in the woods and get WBAL clear as a bell, yet I can't get WFED in a crappy ass building half a block from the Capitol?

Basil said...

Anybody see the link of Primer to the article about how Steve Kline peed in his O's-underoos?

Ryan said...

Shack in the woods, huh? Do you churn your own butter and refuse to recognize the authority of the federal government?

Brian said...

Let's stuff the All-Star ballot box to ensure the rest of MLB can enjoy the batting superstar that is CRISTIAN GUZMAN

Chris Needham said...

Now my coworkers are hanging outside my office, talking, blathering and rambling. Shut up so I can listen to my static!

Serenity now.

Brian said...

Chris ... $14.95 with MLB.com ... that is all you need for the year

Basil said...

I can be in my little shack in the woods and get WBAL clear as a bell, yet I can't get WFED in a crappy ass building half a block from the Capitol?

The converse would be if you were in Baltimore and got WFED clear as a bell, but couldn't get WBAL in a crappy ass building half a block from a crack house.

I kid, of course.

Chris Needham said...

If you've ever been up to upstate ny, you'd know! I grew up with my nearest neighbors being corn fields.

Maybe that explains some of my problems...

Chris Needham said...

That's not a kid, that's a pretty accurate assessment of our fine neighborly city to the north.

Chris Needham said...

I've got the MLB TV subscription. The problem is the ahole IT guy here who put up a firewall. I can't access MLB from work. Prick.

Basil said...

Looks like you merely need to work on your walkman-balancing technique, Chris.

Or to go to Abdul's electronics depo on the corner and a real Sharpe radio.

Yuda said...

Yeah -- the crack houses in baltimore are in nicer buildings than they've got a reputation for.

Ryan said...

How's Guzman been on D? I know he's not a supastar like Jose Vidro, but I haven't seen any huge screw-ups.

Basil said...

I would laugh hard in recompense for your jokes about my 56k at home, Chris, but then my IT guy has the same policy and the only reason I can listen is that the Atlanta Braves have invaded my city.

Chris Needham said...

The Walkman is home unfortunately. I'm using a 1985-era boom box now.

It only picks up Run DMC.

Chris Needham said...

We're nearing the thread-klling limit, i suspect?

Ryan said...

What are you complaining about, Chris?

I'm the king of rock
Ain't none higher
Sucka MCs
Should call me sire

Chris Needham said...

I don't know if I'm worried that you didn't need to google that.

Basil said...

We made it to 200 last week. Then again, the fact that I'm citing last week's number is only wasting a post toward Blogger's limit. So I'll shut up.

(Cue Ryan to say "about time" right . . . now ;-)

Ryan said...

I won't stop blogging til I retire!

Hip-hop's finest truism.

Basil said...

By the way, I'm not internationally known, but I'm known throughout the microphone . . .

Ryan said...

It's Christmastime in Hollis, Queens . . .

Chris Needham said...

Damn you kids and your modern music. Give me Frankie Valle any day.

Ryan said...

How many times are these assholes going to bluff a bunt and take a strike?

Basil said...

Give me Rep. Herseth, Chris!

Basil said...

Oh, on the field: we've got back to back 3Bs (Carroll/Vidro) and tied the game.

Brian said...

A hit with a RISP? Call Ripley

Ryan said...

Back to back triples is an awesome concept. I'm sorry I called you an asshole, Jamey.

Chris Needham said...

Ask you and you shall receive!

This team has been hitting a TON of triples!

Basil said...

And then Angry Man SF'ed Vidro home. Just like that we're up, and Lumberjack is at the dish.

Ryan said...

Walk for NJ!

Chris Needham said...

I love NJ!

Chris Needham said...

(The player, not the state)

Basil said...

Ah, that's nice.

It's not that she's hot, of course. It's that reasonably attractive women in government are a novelty, and I like novelties.

Plus, she looks like a nice person.

Basil said...

Lock the state! (Primer reference I never got.)