Saturday, August 30, 2008

Game 136 Thread: August 30 @ Snakes, 5p

Chad Billingsley (12-10, 3.15) vs. It Doesn't Really Matter Since We're Going to Lose Anyway (14-6, 3.10).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers are now 0-8 on arguably their most important roadtrip of the year. We've been swept in Philadelphia by a team who cares about the postseason, swept in Washington D.C. to a team that has nothing for which to play, and now we've rolled over and played dead against the one team we need to overtake. The good news, though, is that if we can post a win tonight and tomorrow, we can end our roadtrip with a .200 percentage, which is still fifty-odd points ahead of Mark Sweeney's batting average. So no more throwing ground balls into the outfield, Nomar! No more 0-for-whatever evenings, Jeff Kent (which is assured given your impending MRI, I suppose)! And no more cynicism from the Sons of Steve Garvey--it's all happy times from here!

22 comments:

Orel said...

God we suck.

Steve Sax said...

And that's Orel when he's happy, ladies and gentlemen!

Thankfully, I cannot watch this game on television where I am today (Botswana? Dubuque? Jail?).

But Go Dodgers anyway.

Orel said...

Martin, C
Ethier, RF
Manny, LF
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Blake, 3B
DeWitt, 2B
Berroa, SS
Billingsley, P

Sorry, Nomar. Two errors and you sit.

karina said...

Manny homered, however game is tied to one in the fourth.

karina said...

Bills is pitching smoothly.

karina said...

Kemp's leadoff single on the 5th.

karina said...

Kemp stole second, DeWitt singled, Kemp is on third.

karina said...

Berroa RBI single, Bills singled, taking Berroa to third. Then, son Martin GIDP.

karina said...

Dodgers 2- D'Backs 1

karina said...

My mistake, Dodgers 3- DBacks 1

Erin said...

Hey Karina. If you're watching on Gameday, get ready to be happy. Matt Kemp just did something you'll like.

karina said...

Manny doubles, Kemp HR!

Dodgers 4- D'Backs 1

karina said...

Edit: Dodgers 5-D'Backs 1!

Manny doubled, Kemp homers!

karina said...

Erin, that was lovely. Gameday is too behind.

Erin said...

Yes, Gameday is too slow.

I can't stay and keep you company because I'm packing up my car (I'm leaving on a road trip tomorrow), but I'll try and check in before the game ends.

karina said...

I'm watching Mets-Marlins. For somewhat reason, the journalists mentioned Juan Pierre and how the Dodgers are "wasting" him, using him out of the bench. I want to know why media people seems to be so fond of Pierre.

karina said...

All Right, Erin. Glad you have another road trip!

karina said...

ManRam HR!

Dodgers 6- D'Backs 1

This game has been so sweet.

Neeebs said...

The game is sweet because the gloves fit this time.

Orel said...

Neeebs, glue those gloves on that kid!

Orel said...

Safe trip, Erin!

Steve Sax said...

I am logging on after a loooooooong night of drinking.

Glad to see good prevailed over evil. Go Dodgers!