Monday, August 24, 2009

Scoreboard Watching: Giants @ Colorado, 5.40p

Barry Zito (8-11, 4.26) takes on Jason Marquis (14-8, 3.58) in a game that will conflict the heck out of Dodger fans, who find it troublesome at best and intestine-eviscerating at worst to root for the Giants. But that's what Dodger fans must do, in order to make sure that the Dodgers get to Coors Field tomorrow with no chance of losing the divisional lead to the upstart Rockies, who have thrived since former Dodger manager Jim Tracy took the helm.

Do I want the Rockies to win today's game? I do not. Would I be happy to see the Giants earn a split of the four-game series, treading both teams in water while the Dodgers took three of four from the Cubs? I would. Do I think the Dodgers should still go to Coors and take care of business on their own anyway, which includes seeing James Loney find his hitting groove again in surroundings he has historically found quite comfortable? I do.

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Josh S. said...

Do I think the Jim Tracy question gimmick is getting old? Maybe a little. Is that something I have control over? Probably not.

Dusty Baker said...

Does it bother me? Not at all. Should I encourage you to keep it up? Absolutely.

Nic j said...

Josh, isn't your baby due like today?

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Is there a way that both teams can lose this game? If there is, that's what I'm hoping for. Ohh, maybe like a bomb threat to Coors field in the 4th inning of a tie game. If anything, the Rockies and Giants will be forced into some sort of day/night double header or something. What's Denver's area code...?

JuanLove said...

This has "Rockies Defeat Giants" written all over it

Dusty Baker said...

303

Dusty Baker said...

Heading home early so I can catch the game. A little voice from somewhere I can't quite identify is telling me that I have other things to do rather than watch this non-Dodgers involved game (e.g., pay bills, clean the house, etc.). But I'm just ignoring the pesky voice and going with my instincts.

Josh S. said...

Nic, yep, but the doctor said he's not quite there yet, so it's looking more like Wednesday night. I hope the hospital has Prime Ticket.

Paul said...

I will pull for a 22 inning marathon ending with a bases loaded walk.

Paul said...

well technically not ending because I want the Rockies to lose so then in the next inning it ends with a bases loaded strike out.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

You should really push it and hope that the hospital has Prime Ticket HD.

Nic j said...

Im rooting for a rain delay.

rbnlaw said...

For the price you pay hospitals, it should have free wi-fi and PTHD.

If they induce, be ready for a long day. If you're like me, you'll be eating lunch right when your wife delivers, help with the baby, see your bundle of joy carried off to post-natal care; and then eat the rest of your lunch while the nurses are cleaning up the aftermath.

I got some funny looks when that happened.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rain delay, then a 22-inning marathon.

Steve Sax said...

Josh S, do keep us posted on this. Do you know the sex of your child yet, or is it a surprise?

And I would strongly recommend getting the mlb.com app for your iPhone...

Josh S. said...

I would have to get an iPhone first! (I do have an iPod Touch, though.)

The hospital allegedly has wifi, so if he (yes, we know the sex) arrives during a game, do I get any kind of cool points for announcing the birth in a game thread on a 100s comment?

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, you will get cool points from me for NOT referencing the 100s during the game.

Mega YouDaMan points for posting masterful insight of the game during crucial birthing events.

rbnlaw said...

I can see it now:
Josh S says: Beard legs out a double. Sweet!
The baby's crowning. Wife giving me, "The Look."

Nic j said...

Joe Torre doesn't know how to manage a birth. Fire him!!

JuanLove said...

1-0 SF
top 1

oh and i see Josh S. is gonna be having a baby. i dont know you, but good luck to you and your wife. hope everything is wonderful!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 at the end of 1. Zito actually got an inning-ending strikeout on Tulo with Helton on first.

Dusty Baker said...

Zito looking solid so far...

Steve Sax said...

Man on second but Kung Fu Panda has a bout of indigestion and flies out to Dexter Fowler to end the threat.

1-0 Giants through two and a half innings.

Dusty Baker said...

KFP pulled from the game. Get that man some bamboo cheeseburgers!

JuanLove said...

hmmm
Zito hasnt allowed a hit yet.

just thought i'd jinx him before it gets a little serious

Dusty Baker said...

JLove, layin down tha jinx.

JuanLove said...

Zito aint got nothing on Nomo.

Had too

Dusty Baker said...

Garko with a glove malfunction.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brad Hawpe: Killing the Dodgers, even when not playing them.

Steve Sax said...

Two on, two out for the Rockies, with Spilborghs up...

Steve Sax said...

Sandoval is indeed pulled. Maybe the Rockies laid out the post-game spread too soon in the visitors' dugout?

Steve Sax said...

Zito gets Spilborghs to K! Giants lead 1-0 after four frames.

Dusty Baker said...

They said KFP had a problem with his calf. Does this mean he's upset that he may not get his veal ration tonight?

Dusty Baker said...

Good thing we secretly inserted Kemp in the Rox lineup to do the heavy lifting on smart baserunning.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Rox scored in that inning without even getting a single hit. 1-1 after five.

Steve Sax said...

Zito walks the tying run in? You $126M piece of crap, Zito!

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Fred Lewis

Steve Sax said...

Lewis k, end of inning. 1-1, still

Steve Sax said...

Helton GIDPs so it is tied through 7

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Winn doubles, but KFP's sub grounds out.

Josh S. said...

Let's...*shudder*...go...*chokes back vomit*...Giants!

Steve Sax said...

Winn with a one-out double, but Uribe grounds out for the second out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fat Bastard #2 walks.

Dusty Baker said...

I keep having to catch myself from chanting and rooting for Gnats. So weird.

Our 22-inning wish could be intact given it's still tied...

Steve Sax said...

Molina coaxes a walk with two out

Schierholtz up, marquis over 116 pitches...and nate chokes. 1-1.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Giants do what the Giants do best: Fail miserably.

That also happens to be what the Cubs do best.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Share Holes!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The plan to exhaust the bullpen is working perfectly.

Steve Sax said...

Unbelievable: leadoff double for the giants and they can't advance him let alone score him. Still 1-1...

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the ninth for the Rockies

tie game at 1-1

Dusty Baker said...

Leadoff double and can't advance the runner? Wow...I can't even conceive of that situation...Dodgers would never do that.

Fred's Brim said...

what's up with the superman suit the purple turtle is wearing?

Dusty Baker said...

[Courtesy Diamond Leung]

Jeff Kent:

"“I know that bridge was probably burned because I was in LA. To be able to come back to San Francisco and be acknowledged … is overwhelming to me. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to build that bridge back and be part of an organization that has come so far. I’m very proud to wear a San Francisco Giants hat now.”"

Wear that hat you fucking sourpuss puke. Go wash my car, asshole.

Dusty Baker said...

FB, you violated my household "No Talking about the Mascot" rule. Shame. ;-)

Fred's Brim said...

will Barmes eff us again?

Fred's Brim said...

hehe sorry - am I out of Big Brother House now? :)

Dusty Baker said...

Not out of Big Brother House; rather, you just have to live with the shame that even Mrs. Dusty and her sis were able not to talk about the mascot tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Nine innings down, thirteen more to go.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Huston, we have extras. Now go out and pitch the 10th. Why did I just say that? Because I love classic movie quotes. Was it the best time? Most likely not. But is Jim Tracy thinking it? Vegas money says "yes".

Paul said...

9 innings down. 13 more to go!

Paul said...

Sorry DB great minds and all

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson stays in for the 10th

Fred's Brim said...

you asshole

Paul said...

I think I puked a little in my mouth as I tried to cheer on these punks.

Dusty Baker said...

Casey Blake says "Let's go, Wilson!"

Paul said...

The great unmentionable is freaking me out again.

Paul said...

Hey guys let's try not to suck so much.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Giants want to give this thing away here.

Fred's Brim said...

wow and the purples dont want it either

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Rockies blow it. We go to the 11th.

Paul said...

Another inning another pitcher. I am enjoying this.

Paul said...

TIMMAH!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Timmah runs for Fat Bastard #2

Dusty Baker said...

Wash your hair already. Timmeh.

rbnlaw said...

Timmah as a pinch runner? I spent too much time on the farking puzzle.

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh nice try

Now Wilson will blow it it in the bottom of the inning

rbnlaw said...

Nice going Douchehawk.

Fred's Brim said...

and Torrealba is still annoying

Dusty Baker said...

Who will end up sucking not quite as much as the other team? We go to the bottom of the 11th.

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad Vinny's not calling the game so he could tell us 67 times about Torrealba's name.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fowler K's. Nobody wants to win. I love it.

Paul said...

Anybody hear Zito's song "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do"? Don't know if it is real. But it is hilarious.

Dusty Baker said...

The Rockies hate America.

rbnlaw said...

Watching this game on Gameday is like watching orange and purple paint dry.

Fred's Brim said...

time for Joe B!

Fred's Brim said...

Purple Nurple

Dusty Baker said...

Nice, FB!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Beimel Time.

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully Bathrobe will stink as bad as he had been for Nats lately.

rbnlaw said...

I'll feel bad about Beimel losing this game for about 10 seconds. Then I'm going to hate myself for rooting for the Gnats.

Nic j said...

Now we need a bench clearing brawl
that leads to several suspensions.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Nic - Namely Hawpe.

Dusty Baker said...

This is setting up nicely.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Both teams are down to only one bench player.

Jints have Freddy, and Rox have Iannetta.

Steve Sax said...

This game is great! Top 13, the Rockies have used seven pitchers!!! Keep it up, guys!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's have some suspensions and some H1N1, too!

Steve Sax said...

Randy Winn gets his second hit of the game.

He's only had two hits in the prior three games vs. Colorado!

Man on first, one out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Winn goes to second on a passed ball. Uribe gets IBB'd.

Steve Sax said...

H1N1 would indeed be sweet, Dusty B.

Or maybe that swarm of bees that plagued the Dodgers this weekend could attack both dugouts at Coors Field

rbnlaw said...

@DB:
We are bringing Padilla to town. Couple of sneezes, and voila!

Steve Sax said...

I just can't look. It's killing me.

It's Mr. Whiteside.

Steve Sax said...

Two outs, "men" at the corners, and it's up to Sheer Holes (0-for-5 tonight)

Steve Sax said...

From where is that pitch starting (on Gameday)? Is the pitcher even on the rubber?

Steve Sax said...

Adam Eaton must have an Inspector Gadget right arm

Dusty Baker said...

Heh, I forgot about Padilla when I said that. Send Landon Donovan on the team plan, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Sheer Hose, perhaps?

Shares Holes?

Steve Sax said...

Full count to Schierholtz, two out and gnats at corners

Steve Sax said...

Surely you can score off of a pitcher with a 7.74 ERA

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Don't call me Shirley.

Steve Sax said...

nine-pitch at bat

what are you waiting for nate

Steve Sax said...

Roger roger

Steve Sax said...

pitch #9 was ball four and five, it was so high. I can't believe Nate swung at that crap

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I actually have met the woman who played the blonde stewardess. Long story.

rbnlaw said...

10 pitch payoff! Bags full of Gnats.

Steve Sax said...

Eaton walks him! Bases juiced. Love it.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SF, we've got plenty of time, it's the 13th inning for pete's sake. Do tell.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Medders killed that fast.

Steve Sax said...

I'm only on beer #1 (Stella Artois tonight)

rbnlaw said...

10 pitch at-bat followed by Medders swinging at the first pitch.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so much for that "rally"

On to the bottom of the 13th. 1-1 tie.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's just say when I met here, I knew her as Lorna Lembeck.

Dusty Baker said...

Beer #1? Good god, man.

Steve Sax said...

We've got a 120-comment GT going on for a game in which the Dodgers aren't even playing. This is hysterical.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, you're not allowed to drink from an open container while driving. Hence the late start.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This would be much more fun if I were watching on TV.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Sax

Who the hell came up with that idea?

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Medders is a pitcher and they had to leave him in to PH. Wow. Nice strategery, Bochy.

Steve Sax said...

@DB, the late start, or the open container rule?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sax, see my previous statement about remaining bench players.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm watching the video on my computer via subscription MLBTV. This is what I pay 19.95/mo for!

Dusty Baker said...

Container rule.

Steve Sax said...

two away in the bottom of the 14th

still, one swing could end it. And here's not myvit, but yorvit

Dusty Baker said...

Karina, if you're out there, please write in and express optimism about Jints' chances.

Steve Sax said...

So if you're the last bench player, you're basically not playing unless there's an injury, right?

Sucks for those two guys. Hopefully they can at least IM each other from their respective dugouts.

Dusty Baker said...

"Dodgers sitting in their hotel room enjoying this, saying, hey, play 20."

-Commentator. Apparently he didn't get our 22-inning request.

Steve Sax said...

Yorvit singles. Two out, man on first.

Steve Sax said...

At least we know Torrealba ain't stealing (0 SB, 1 CS)

Brandon said...

Just joining...yikes.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I recall Yorvit once played for the Jints.

Steve Sax said...

steeeeeee-rike three, Garrett!

On to the 14th! Whoo hoo!

Dusty Baker said...

8 more to go!!!

Josh S. said...

GA fails. They're going at least 18. Rocks will have played 2 games. Two bad they can't drop 2 in the standings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My only regret is that I'll probably leave at 10:30. I need my 8 hours.

Josh S. said...

Too bad, I mean.

Brandon said...

Hope they go extra long. Wear out the bullpen for us tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, will you have a son before this game is over?

Steve Sax said...

Josh may have two sons by the time this game is over

Steve Sax said...

3-bagger from renteria!!! One out, here's squishy ishi-kawa

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Triple!

Steve Sax said...

all we need is a sac fly, travis

all we need is one pin, rodney

Steve Sax said...

Ishikawa walks to set up the DP for the Rockies

"men" at corners, one out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Walk to Travis

Steve Sax said...

Bring in Herges!

Come on, Tracy, bring in Matt Herges

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jackie Johnson alert!

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio Velez mlb.com gameday mugshot makes him look like a thirteen-year-old boy wearing an adult baseball cap

Dusty Baker said...

"men"

HAH! That half a Stella is already loosening you up, Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Velez TRIPLE! 3-1 Giants!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: with that run-scoring triple, I'm going back to the fridge for another!

Nic j said...

Now Colorado needs to come in the bottom half of the inning and tie it up. Haha

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, and somebody tripled. Two runs scored, yada yada yada...

Steve Sax said...

IBB to Winn, a .271 hitter, to get to Uribe, a .270 hitter.

Steve Sax said...

@Nic J, if Colorado came back to tie, but not win, the game, I might crap in my pants I'd be laughing so hard

Steve Sax said...

Uribe makes the Rox pay.

Don't mess with the Uribe! 4-1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going to bed. Too much excitement here.

Brandon said...

Yeah baby.

Steve Sax said...

Man in scoring position, Eli.

Open up your eager eyes
'Cause you're Mr. Whiteside

Steve Sax said...

Eaton's ERA goes up, to 8.14

Steve Sax said...

Walk to Whiteside brings up Schierholtz, who swings at the first pitch and gets an out to go 0-FOR-SIX.

Wow.

Steve Sax said...

4-1 Giants! On to the bottom of the 14th!

Dusty Baker said...

Eaton: beaten.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, that looks like it hurt.

Steve Sax said...

Giants were eaton him up

Steve Sax said...

what was the injury delay? I can't see it!!!

Steve Sax said...

Fowler with a leadoff walk

Dusty Baker said...

Rox chances are fleaton'.

Steve Sax said...

Medders to Barmes (0-for-4)

Steve Sax said...

Tracy defeaton?

Steve Sax said...

Wild card lead receaton?

Dusty Baker said...

Fowler wasn't bleedon'.

Steve Sax said...

barmes pops to second for out #1.

Shouldn't Fowler be taking second base by now?

Steve Sax said...

I think 200 comments is a stretch, but you never know

Steve Sax said...

Oh dear god, Ianetta is announced as a PH, and Bochy actually swaps out Medders. As if this game isn't going late enough.

Dusty Baker said...

"Not much you can do now but sit back and watch."

These commentators are PUTRID.

Steve Sax said...

Adam Eaton is actually in the hole. I'd love to see him come to the plate here.

Dusty Baker said...

We can get to 200.

Don't stop beleavon'.

Steve Sax said...

I sense a two-run HR for Ianetta here

Steve Sax said...

this eaton joke stretches further and further each time

We've totally forgotten about the T and have just tried to replicate the ON. Yikes. I need a third beer.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a living joke, one that mutates and grows...and just gets funnier (to us).

Steve Sax said...

Ianetta reaches!

Steve Sax said...

Tulo three run homer, come on Tulo

Dusty Baker said...

I think Mrs. Dusty is going to give birth before this game is over, and she's not even pregnant yet.

Dusty Baker said...

Bases loaded for Eaton!

Nic j said...

That's not good for us.

fanerman said...

GODS DAMNIT!!!!!!

Paul said...

You gotta be fuckin kidding me.

Dusty Baker said...

well, on the bright side they have some injuries - fowler could barely run from 1st to 2nd; their bullpen was utterly burned through; they're tired; and hey, the Gnats lost!

Steve Sax said...

Well, THAT was not what I wanted to happen.

Steve Sax said...

Colorado has all the momentum. A five run bottom of the 14th? Come on.

Steve Sax said...

Merkin Valdez should be renamed Exxon

Steve Sax said...

200!

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