Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Game 100 Thread: July 22 @ Rockies, 6p

Clayton Kershaw (0-2, 4.42) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9, 4.20)

COMMENTS: Quick - without looking it up, answer the following question:

Which landmark event seems longer ago?
The film "The Da Vinci Code" opens in the US
Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel dies
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Why do I ask? Well, The Da Vinci Code opened in the US and in many countries worldwide on May 19, 2006. That same night, the Dodgers put up 16 runs the crosstown rival Angels, the last time they would do so until last night. Anna Nicole Smith's son died on September 15, 2006, three days before the Dodgers edged the Padres 11-10 - the last time they allowed 10+ runs but still won the game

The point being, yesterdays offensive outburst was a once-every- two-years-or-so rarity. So based on that astute observation, I wouldn't expect anything more than, say, 14 runs tonight.

P.S. If today also seems like a landmark day, well it is. This is SoSG's first ever combination Game Thread/Poll!

P.S.S. It also marks Kershaw's return to the rotation. Let's hope he can make the 14 runs stand up!


Orel said...

Kemp, RF
Ethier, LF
Martin, C
Kent, 2B
Loney, 1B
Garciaparra, SS
Jones, CF
LaRoche, 3B
Kershaw, P

Loney Fan said...

Let's go Snorlax! 1 for 5 still raises your average!

QuadSevens said...

If Snorlax goes on a 5 game hitting streak where he bats 4 for 4 each game, he'll raise his average up to .251!

Of course, there's probably a better chance of winning the lottery than seeing that happen.

Orel said...

I should buy some lottery tickets on the way home then.

QuadSevens said...

Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is $125,000,000. Close to what we've paid players on the disabled list this year.

Orel said...


Damon said...

Good lineup tonight

Orel said...

That first win for Kershaw. It isn't going to happen tonight. 5-0 Rockies in the 4th.

Orel said...

The role of "Dominating Pitcher" tonight will be played by Ubaldo Jiminez. 6-0 Rockies.

Orel said...

9-0 Rockies. 3-1 D'backs in the 6th.

We'll get 'em tomorrow, boys.

Orel said...

Tiny consolation: meaningless solo homer by Kemp in the 9th. Final: Rockies 10, Dodgers 1. D'backs lead 3-1 in the 7th.

Steve Sax said...

Well, I picked a fine day to stop sniffing glue. Sorry to have missed the game, boys and girls--was in the air.

Tomorrow we'll get the series win.

Steve Sax said...

Quad7, love the Yoda avatar!

QuadSevens said...

Thanks Sax. It's going to be my motivation for the next puzzle tomorrow.