Sunday, September 20, 2009

Post-Game 150 Thread: Thumping Timmy

DODGERS 6, GIANTS 2

Good night, sweet Giants. The Dodgers greeting a tired Tim Lincecum today almost as rudely as they did Brad Penny yesterday, combined with another Rockies win, has effectively killed San Francisco's playoff chances. Today's offensive heroes are all-of-a-sudden-but-not-really MVP candidate Andre Ethier (with a two-run homer, his 31st, in the third inning) and Marlon Anderson Ronnie Belliard (with a two-run single in the fourth).

Randy Wolf gets his 11th win with six innings of two-run ball, the Kevorkian committee (Hong-Chih Kuo in the seventh, George Sherrill in the eighth and Jonathan Broxton in the ninth) puts the Giants down and keeps them there. Dodgers get their 90th win and are a season-high 30 games over .500. Oh, and the Nationals and Pirates await during the week. Here's to the opposite of sucking!

AP photo

27 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I find it ironic that the Giants wear the colors of October, yet cannot seem to even reach the month.

Orel said...

The ironing is delicious!

To be fair, the Giants will be playing October 1-4.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They can thank the WBC for that.

rbnlaw said...

I tells ye, Timmah is hurt. Look for the Gnats to shut him down next week.

Oh, did everyone "Talk Like a Pirate Day" yesterday, too?

Magic number is now, what? 9?

Clinch on the road, party at home!

rbnlaw said...

Ravens closing out the Chargers at home.
So Cal football takes another hit.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, and when DB gets here:
Bud Light Lime?


No. Sent the wife to the store to restock.

rbnlaw said...

Now we can start thinking about the post-season. I like our chances vs. Phila. Heavy left hand presence in the Phills line-up, and the Dodgers counter with Kershaw, Wolf, and out of the pen, FLAT BRIM REAPER.

We'll still have to go through St. Looie, but if we hold the best record, there's a chance. Plus, the Redbird offense has gone beddy-bye lately. 2-1 vs the Cubs? Not good.

rbnlaw said...

Half hour to 5 o'clock football and baseball.
This is a magical time of year.

rbnlaw said...

Echo. . .echo. . .echo. . .echo

karina said...

"Kevorkian committee". You're on fire today, Orel.

Disclaimer: i had to search what "Kevorkian" means.

Bayareadfan said...

If we play like this, like we're capable, I like our chances against anybody...Yanks would be tough though.

Gnats really improved themselves over yesterday, doubled their run total and halved ours...still lost 6-2 haha. Smells like 30 games over .500 and .600 win pct.

rbnlaw said...

Compare the late season pick-ups.
Them; Garko; bust
Us; Belliard; boom
Them; Penny; bust
Us; Garland; BOOM.
Them; Sanchez; not bad
Us; Sherrill; FLAT FRICKIN' BRIM REAPER.

'Nuff said. DB, get in while the gettin's good.

Oh, and I, too, appreciate the "Kevorkian Kommittee."

Dusty Baker said...

Chelsea win a London derby and Dodgers spank Jints to take the series. Looks like another perfect day!

Back from the Yard and working my way through the GT. Loved this:

"Timmy's fading in the heat like a goth at Coachella."

I heckled Timmmy mercilessly. He kept tying his shoe, so I yelled at him to use a double knot. Also to wash and/or cut his hair. Crowd gave him a good razzing as he left.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm baaaaaaaaaaack.

Loved Manny leaving thru the bullpen when HCK was warming up. Finally came back out. I speculated he needed to drop off a load. I halfway expected Belly, Tranc, Flat Brim Reaper, etc. to come running out onto the field only to have Manny tell them "That wing is closed."

Dusty Baker said...

It would be a perfect day if I didn't have to see that beadie-eyed bush idiot flipping a coin to start the Dallas game. I had to see George, too.

KempKershaw said...

What a shitty play to run in the SD vs Baltimore game, you have to let Rivers throw the ball at that point. Fuckin Norv Turner.

By the way, may have been posted already, but here it is:


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=txgiantsvillalonasuspe

Dusty Baker said...

^ POst-game fellas had a funny take on that news. They said usually - especially with young players - they have good behavior clauses in contracts and the management usually sits down with a young player to tell them that you can't, you know, kill other people.

Josh S. said...

Marlonnie Bellianderson.

Josh S. said...

I just realized that the Friday, Oct. 2 game could very possibly be a "Welcome Home Western Division Champs" game. That's gonna be flippin' sweet. Maybe they'll have postseason-themed fireworks.

Paul said...

Our boys should clinch against the Pirates just shy of heading to chavez ravine II aka San Diego.
Playoff baseball here we come and on top of that we get to virtually knock out the Giants! Life is good.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The win also gives the Dodgers a winning percentage of .600

Nic j said...

Wow, umpires actually enforcing the rules in the Sunday night game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cubbies take the lead on Fox's homer.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on Cubbies, pour on some more.

Cards, schmards.

Dusty Baker said...

6-3 Cubs now. Man, our record is looking great.

Dusty Baker said...

Snapped a few pics at the game today:

http://picasaweb.google.com/bakerkm45/JintsVDodgers?feat=directlink

Fred's Brim said...

Good stuff DB!