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  • #76
    Unfrotunately the 15-0 win was just a blimp on the radar - they returned to normal from for the next 2!! Lilly needs to go and another starter found......but who????
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    • #77
      Originally posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
      Unfrotunately the 15-0 win was just a blimp on the radar - they returned to normal from for the next 2!! Lilly needs to go and another starter found......but who????
      Bye, bye Lilly, hello Eveland. Might as well give him a shot, we're 10.5 back. Plus, his bio pic is straight gangsta. http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=445968

      On another note, cheers to your Aussie brother, DownUnder, Oeltjen is off to a great start - swinging the bat like Ponting and Gilchrist!!
      Last edited by bhss89; 06-29-2011, 07:15 PM.
      "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

      "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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      • #78
        Originally posted by bhss89 View Post
        On another note, cheers to your Aussie brother, DownUnder, Oeltjen is off to a great start - swinging the bat like Ponting and Gilchrist!!
        I was a little disappointed with Trent in his first couple of games but he was great in the 15-0 route and came on for 9th inning hit in the 0-1 loss. And his mate Luke Hughes was partially responsible for the 4-6 loss in game 2 of the series.
        I think Gilchrist would have been a successful ball player, he had a great eye and could handle a glove
        "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

        No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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        • #79
          Originally posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
          I was a little disappointed with Trent in his first couple of games but he was great in the 15-0 route and came on for 9th inning hit in the 0-1 loss. And his mate Luke Hughes was partially responsible for the 4-6 loss in game 2 of the series.
          I think Gilchrist would have been a successful ball player, he had a great eye and could handle a glove
          Gilchrist was pursued by the BoSox at one point for a possible tryout: http://www.sports-central.org/sports...on_varitek.php
          "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

          "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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          • #80
            Last night kinda summed up the Dodgers' first half: De La Rosa was cruising along, doing really well, and then the wheels fell off. Two nights ago: C-Bill tosses a 3-hitter and loses. Just need to find a new way to "get over the hump". The second half is the team's time to shine!! Positive thoughts lead to positive outcomes!!

            Now . . . go and vote for 'Dre to make the ASG!!
            "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

            "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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            • #81
              I can't wait until next year.
              No one can make you
              Do what they want to
              You know you're stronger
              Than the lies
              That they tell you

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              • #82
                So what are the odds this is ethier's last season with he dodgers???

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by campy View Post
                  So what are the odds this is ethier's last season with he dodgers???
                  According to SI certain insiders and people close to Ethier say he is upset at the Dodger situation (understandably) and is looking at the Red Sox to play alongside his best mate Dustin Pedroia.

                  I hope he stays upset enough to keep hitting HR's like today. Once again Javy Guerra gave us palpitations in the 9th before the win was recorded. I think I am correct in saying this is the first time the broom has come out of the Dodger closet. It is pleasing to go into the AS break with 4 straight wins. Hopefully the McCourt situation will be solved soon and sanity can return to the Dodgers off field, and hence give more life to the team on field.
                  "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                  No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                  • #84
                    Another win, five in a row. Welcome to the team, Senor Rivera! One game at a time . . .
                    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

                    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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                    • #85
                      I am starting to think that Ted Lilly is not that good . . .

                      And living in the midwest, it is becoming increasingly easier to identify with Cubs fans. Not in longevity terms, of course, but at least the past few seasons and this one, for certain.

                      It's just tough to stay positive right now . . . but I guess that is what defines us (on BBF) as TRUE fans: Staying positive through thick and thin.
                      "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

                      "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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                      • #86
                        Lilly has been terrible but apart from Kershaw so have the rest. Vin said this evening that Kuroda is looking fir a transfer. I sat transfer him now, and I mean right now!! Two out, pitching to his opposing pitcher, who has 3 hits in 36 at bats, and concedes a 2 run HR. Total rubbish. It is very painful watching this team continually underperform.
                        "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                        No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                        • #87
                          I feel the team hung tough during first half, but now it seems the wheels are falling off.
                          It will be a huge task financially, but believe 1B, 3B, CL, and SP #2 & #3 MUST be fixed before the team will win trophies again. Seems as if Kuroda and C-Bill cannot decide who will step up as SP #2. Hurts to post this, but the team is just no good. And they're not gonna be any good in '11. Boo. Hiss.
                          "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

                          "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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                          • #88
                            Lilly has not been good again tonight, and lasted 5 innings, resulting in another early call to the bullpen, but the bullpen last night were a disgrace! Even forever optimistic wishful thinkers Steve Lyons and Steve O'Neal called them pathetic on Dodgers Live last night. If I had a dollar for every time the pitchers had the batters 0-2 or 1-2 only to get them to a full count and walk them or let them get a hit I could put a reasonable deposit on the purchase price of the team.
                            "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                            No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                            • #89
                              And it all starts again....1st batter against Billingsly 0-2. Eight pitches later he is walked. Next batter hit with pitch. At 1-0 and bases loaded he finally gets his first out on pitch #31. Somehow he escaped with just one run, but it took 38 pitches. I partially blame Vin, who stated at the start of game 1 against the Nats that the Dodgers were hard to score off in the 1st inning - Nats proceeded to score 1, 3, & 1 respectively.
                              And last night the Dodgers did not win, the Nats lost!
                              "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                              No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                              • #90
                                I forget to mention, I asked Mapquest if they would sponsor the Dodgers so they could get free maps to home plate!
                                "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                                No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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