Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Post-Game 115 Thread: Dodgers Don't Lose to Lincecum

The benches cleared in the fifth inning but Pablo Sandoval and Russell Martin showed more bark than bite.

GIANTS 4, DODGERS 2 (10)

To nobody's surprise, Tim Lincecum was masterful, going 8 2/3 strong innings. But in the ninth, the Dodgers benefited from yet another questionable call in this series, taking advantage to tie it at two.

However, an already overextended bullpen couldn't keep the Dodgers in it. Guillermo Mota, the seventh pitcher used by Joe Torre today, served up an 0-2 meatball to Juan Uribe, who knocked it out of the park for a walkoff two-run homer.

The Dodgers go 2-1 in this series, which was always the most realistic positive scenario. Next up is a trip to Chase Field in Arizona. Kershaw vs. Haren tomorrow Friday night. It doesn't get any easier!

photo by Ben Margot/AP

17 comments:

JuanLove said...

Firday night not tomorrow


whatever. i'll take 2/3 every time.

Orel said...

Thanks, corrected.

JuanLove said...

Andre Ethier is still the man!

Orel said...

It's getting to the point where I'd rather have him up in a clutch situation than Manny.

Nic j said...

Harem has actually shown signs of being human in his last few outings with five earned runs in his last two starts. Add that to the fact that we own the nl west and that the dbacks just ran into some injury trouble we will be fine.

Plus, kersh is on the hill, when he is out there I expect to win.

Orel said...

Harem gets the babes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This game was sort of an exact replay of that mid-May game against the Giants when Mota flamed out in extras.

KempKershaw said...

Torre needs a lesson in proper bullpen management - shit, proper management period.

1. Move Kemp up.
2. Use Haeger.
3. Don't use your entire bench by the 10th.
4. Use Haeger.
5. Stop using Mota for awhile.
6. Use Haeger.

Nic j said...

Stupid iPhone auto correct. It thinks Haren is harem. It also thinks uribe is urine though so that's kinda funny.

JuanLove said...

haha
i got this from another site. i think you should update the photo lol

http://i25.tinypic.com/28kk19j.png

Josh S. said...

Look, I understand why Haeger wasn't used late in the game, but since he was brought up for long relief in case Weaver couldn't go, I don't understand why Torre didn't do, well, that.

Josh S. said...

But overall, my feeling is HELL YEAH SERIES WIN!

KempKershaw said...

Josh S.- Cause he's Joe Torre*! And he's got rings! And look at our record, everything he does is right!!!!



*And he likes veterans, so to him, McDonald is a veteran compared to Haeger.

Orel said...

Funny, JL! Where'd you find it?

JuanLove said...

on a forum.
someone made it

Josh S. said...

Holy crap! In all the chaos, I almost forgot there's a puzzle tomorrow!

5683RJM said...

So glad we got the series win! Oh and Go Pirates!