Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Post-Game 78 Thread: Overdue Bills

ROCKIES 3, DODGERS 0

What happens when Bills pile up (piles up strikeouts, that is; 11 to be precise)? If you get too far behind, you become insolvent. And that's exactly how the Dodgers played this evening, swinging at the first pitch so often that we were through eight frames by 9 p.m. And that is NOT the way to keep your house in order. Just ask the state of California.

Credit James Loney and Juan Castro for getting the Dodgers' only two hits of the evening, and kick everyone else in the nuts for posting a string of 0-fers that should make people ashamed to wear the Dodgers uniform.

Jason Marquis looked like his name should indeed be in lights, as he used 86 pitches to dispatch the Dodgers. And thanks to Mr. LA Sports Fan for this idea:

"Would you believe, no Dodger touched second base tonight? And this shoe smells as musty as the Dodgers' lineup?"

As Rob McMillin would say, meh. Since we clearly wanted to get out of the stadium quickly this evening, let's hope we at least don't party all night tonight, so we can play tomorrow's day game with a fighting chance at our first series win since Manny's minor league mania began. I'm going to get drunk. Good night, everybody!

10 comments:

rbnlaw said...

It's good to have goals, Sax.
Everyone needs something to believe in; I believe I'll haver another drink.

Josh S. said...

Only appropriate that 99 is coming back.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's funny, because he was Agent 86.

Steve Sax said...

Don Adams could have taken a pitch or two tonight.

Orel said...

"For Jason Marquis, an appropriate number of pitches: 86. And the Dodgers certainly were 86ed tonight." —Vin

Nic j said...

when did we trade offenses with the giants?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Like Manny Ramirez in front of the press, the Dodgers were stone-cold silent tonight.

Nic j said...

i just checked the final scores for the day, and noticed that the red sox gave up a nine run lead in the last three innings, that makes me feel a little better.

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, it was a 10-run lead. And I just found the same story. See new post, up top!

Fred's Brim said...

this "win one, lose two" bullshit is unacceptable and needs to stop tonight