Friday, August 28, 2009

Post-Game 129 Thread: Homer Shuts Us Down

REDS 4, DODGERS 2

The Dodgers left everything they had on the playing field yesterday, which can be the only explanation to why they showed up only in gesture today in Cincinnati, losing 4-2. Leadoff singles from Rafael Furcal in the sixth and eighth inning--a great sign, since Raffy went 3-for-5 coming off of yesterday's GWRBI--went for naught as the Dodgers squandered almost every scoring opportunity.

Andre Ethier went 0-for-4 and narrowly missed making the last out of the game after he reached after a dropped strike three; Ethier left that honor to Ramirez, who went 1-for-5 and took a called strike three to end the game with the tying run in scoring position. Chad Billingsley had nothing, giving up 4 ER over 5.0 IP and 99 pitches. James Loney homered in the ninth but went 1-for-4. The Dodgers made a champ out of Homer Bailey, who went 8.0 IP and had 115 pitches, unusual marks for a guy who often can't get out of the sixth inning. Reds win their fifth in a row.

Well, at least we can save our vitriol for the Rockies @ Giants game. Ubaldo Jimenez and Tim Lincecum are tied through two, and Eric Young Jr. just singled with two out in the top of the third to break up the no-hitter. I suppose we want to root for the Giants now. But only after those two teams go through 25 innings of play.

14 comments:

Josh S. said...

You let my baby down, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through three innings. Both teams have two hits. Let's go, Timmah!

Steve Sax said...

How's that hospital food treating you, Josh? And is mrs Josh doing well and recovering ok?

Steve Sax said...

Bottom 4, men at corners with none out. Can Ubaldo wiggle out of this?

Steve Sax said...

Unbelievably, jimenez does wriggle out. No score through four

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 1-0 on a KFP HR, mid 6

Paul said...

Man. I really need a Gunniess milkshake. Tomorrow will be my trip to Bev Mo. Go TIMMAHHH!!

Steve Sax said...

2-0 Giants, top 8 with two out and none on for Col

Paul said...

Brain Wilson on the mound an for the first time I said "let's go douche bag!" and meant it in a positive way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dickey: Bochy deserves NL Manager of the Year

Truly he is the Bizzaro-Plaschke of the Bay.

Besides, I don't know how any self-respecting baseball writer could vote for the manager of a THIRD-PLACE TEAM!

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, I couldn't agree more. Those SF newspaper hacks make Plaschke look decent (with exception to Scott Ostler who was a LAT guy prior). What a ridiculous argument. If Bochy were so great, why can't HD brat the Rox and his arch-rivals?

Btw, Giants won, so the division lead holds. I think fla and atl also lost...

Dusty Baker said...

Is it after hours or before hours here?

These early Premier League airings are killing me.

Steve Sax said...

@DB, who is your Premiership team? Mine has since been relegated, so I need a new team for which to root

Dusty Baker said...

@ Sax

Did you support Newcastle, perhaps?

I'm a Chelsea man. Have been since the 1990s, pre-bandwagoning. It's a blue club, so I can use some of the same gear back and forth between CFC and Los Doyers. Helps me accessorize.