Sunday, September 21, 2008

Game 156 Thread: Sept 21 vs. Giants, 1.10p

Derek Lowe (14-11, 3.40) vs. Matt Cain (8-13, 3.91).

Dodgers' magic number: 5.

COMMENTS: It's fitting Cain is facing Lowe; just as Lowe has become accustomed to minimal run support from the Dodger offense, the Giants have been held scoreless during seven of Cain's appearances. "I feel you, bro."

The Diamondbacks won yesterday, reminding the Dodgers they can't just sit back and expect the baseball gods to hand them runs on a silver platter. No, that's the Giants' job.

Lowe pitches tough at Dodger Stadium, and Cain has never beaten the Dodgers. Conditions are ripe to drop that magic number to four or three.

49 comments:

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

AZ 6, COL 0, bot 3.

karina said...

My son welcomes Cain with a single.

Orel said...

RA for Loney!

karina said...

Ethier singles, Manny walks. Rancho Ardiendo, no outs

karina said...

King james lines out, Blake K's, Kemp is up, go Bison!

Orel said...

Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

How can we come up empty with the bases juiced and no outs?

Orel said...

AZ 7, COL 3, bot 4

Orel said...

How is Bengie Molina outrunning all our throws?

karina said...

Velez IBB. He's a Giant, why not hitting him with a ball?

karina said...

However, Velez deserves someone pays him dinner...

Steve Sax said...

Az is romping. Can we start stomping?

karina said...

They will, Steve. Next inning is Martin, Ethier and Manny...let's have faith.

Orel said...

ARI 11, COL 3, top 5. It's like they don't want the Dodgers to win the division or something.

karina said...

Velez doubles. 2 outs.

Orel said...

Kind of a snoozer today.

karina said...

Pitching's duel. I wish i could watch it on TV.

karina said...

Don't you feel nostalgic about Yankeee Stadium?...there'll be lots of Dodgers memories gone when it's all over.

karina said...

Berroa singles, Lowes sac bunt. son is at the plate.

karina said...

Martin walks. Men at first and second. Ethier's up. One out.

Orel said...

Perfect play by the Giants there.

Orel said...

Yankee Stadium is all over today!

Orel said...

RA for Loney...again.

Orel said...

This is nuts.

karina said...

and frustrating....

Damon said...

I wish the rockies would quit sucking

karina said...

It is Yankee Stadium's last game, but they won't demolish it too soon, right?

karina said...

Mr Lowe, you had an outstanding performance today. Fantasy team acknowledges you.

Steve Sax said...

Tie game in the bottom of the seventh!

karina said...

I never thought Lowe was going to pitch on the 7th, i thought maybe Torre would keep his arm fresh for later

karina said...

Juan for four sighting. Vizquel replaces Roberts, so the Giants are looking for better defense. Go Blue!

Steve Sax said...

Juan Pierre steps into pinch hit. Poor, poor Lowe.

Steve Sax said...

AZ beating of COL is over, finally.

karina said...

Velez should GIDP

karina said...

Game is into the 10th.

Orel said...

Into extras we go.

Eric Karros said...

dieciocho arepas

Orel said...

Broxton NEVER has a 1-2-3 inning.

Orel said...

phew

karina said...

Sweeney sighting, maybe it's time for his first home run of the season...

karina said...

sometimes i'm too optimistic, Suckweeney just grounded out.

Orel said...

I don't like this Romo fellow. Martin ended up on a knee after striking out.

karina said...

Does it look bad?

karina said...

Giants at the corners. 2 outs. Saito at the mound.

karina said...

Aurilia RBI single. Dodgers 0, Giants 1

Steve Sax said...

Dammit dammit dammit

karina said...

Manny struck out. King James...

karina said...

Blake strikes out to end the game. This was a long, sad and heartbreaking game.