Monday, September 21, 2009

Scoreboard Watching (9/21): Giants @ D'backs, 6.30p

What, no Dodger game? No Rockies game at which we can channel our jeers? Alas, all we are left to watch is a Giants game in Arizona, featuring Barry Zito (10-12, 3.94) vs. Doug Davis (7-13, 4.01).

With yesterday's Timmah-tutoring, Lincecum-losing setback, the Giants are now 4.5 games behind the Rockies with 13 games to play, and the Marlins only a half-game behind the Giants (and the Braves, who play the Mets at 4p PT, only one game behind the Giants). As such, San Francisco should be hearing a lot of footsteps as they suit up for tonight's game. And Brad Penny, Pablo Sandoval, and Bengie Molina are all hoping it's the team caterer.

The only other NL-relevant game worth tracking this afternoon is the Cardinals @ Astros (Kyle Lohse vs. Wandy Rodriguez), at 5p, but I'm not going to start weighing in on the other divisional leaders' races until we get deeper in the season. Over in the AL, the only pennant-race-relevant game is the Twins @ White Sox (Nick Blackburn vs. newbie Daniel Hudson), at 5.11p; the Twins have almost been eliminated from wild card contention but are only three games back from the Tigers in the AL Central.

Snark away, SoSGers!

41 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I just flipped over to the main page with the intention to make some shit-ass remark about wanting to watch the scoreboard. And the fine people of SoSG were way ahead of me in making that dream come true. Looks like another perfect (off) day.

rbnlaw said...

Oh the Snark has such teeth, dear
And he shows them, pearly white.

Go Twinkies! Although if they make the playoffs, their time there will be short-lived.

Dusty Baker said...

One of the major headlines of the evening on MLB website:

"There isn't much that Kemp can't do for Dodgers"

Dusty Baker said...

The way any Twinkies would be short-lived around KFP, B. Molina, and Bad Penny.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I will be going to the Burbank Central Library today, where Ross Porter will be hosting a panel discussion on the Dodgers/Giants rivalry. If anyone's interested, here's some more info.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw,

Here's hoping the snakes twist The Knife on the Giants tonight.

rbnlaw said...

I'll second that emotion, Mr. C
I was in England in 1982 when Joe Morgan kept us out of the playoffs.
Every time we can clinch against the Gnats or see them eliminated from the post-season is like manna from heaven.

fanerman said...

I heartily endorse all jabs (and fierces) at Penny.

Dusty Baker said...

Arsenal were mid-table that year, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Braves all over Mets early.

Dusty Baker said...

Braves now up 11-1. Little League rules - call the game and get everyone a snowcone.

Mr. Customer said...

The Mets are rolling over for Atlanta. We could have a 3 way tie for second in the wildcard race tonight [fingers crossed]

Magic postseason number would be 2, then?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - The entire Mets team is a little league team.

Dusty Baker said...

Is that why David Wright's helmet looks so big on him? Does he just need to grow into it? Is it a hand-me-down from his older brother's league?

Dusty Baker said...

Cards already up 3-0 over Houston. Not enough bad guys are losing for my taste.

Astros have had a bad day, so take it easy on them okay, Cards?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Dusty - Just look at this photo.

http://tinyurl.com/ox3tkj

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty,

Wait, I can't keep track.

Do we want St. Louis to win or lose? If the Cards finish in the 2nd (or 1st) slot, we play the Phils.

Dusty Baker said...

It's hard to keep track. Might we want to play Phils first anyway?

I don't even know any more.

Dusty Baker said...

Hah! Nice on, MLASF. Can I order package C that includes 16 wallet-sized photos of that one?

Dusty Baker said...

Cards up 5-1 now.

But the Astros with they had some Colt 45 to help them forget.

Steve Sax said...

Braves 11, Mets 3 (T6)
Cards 5, 'Stros 1 (T3)
Twins 2, White Sox 0 (B2)
Giants-Snakes, t-minus 1 hour

Love the Mack The Knife references, guys!

Dusty Baker said...

^ Sax, there's an error in that comment. You didn't employ a derisive nickname for Gnats.

Feel the hate, brother, feel it!

Dusty Baker said...

Snoopy says, "Feel the hate! kill Kill KILL!!!"

fanerman said...

Your hate can make you powerful.

Dusty Baker said...

Anaheim Angels of Anaheim up 2-0 early on Yank-mes.

D-bags up 2-1 on Gnats in the third on a Mark Reynolds HR.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, you're right, I went easy on the Giants hate. But that's because as a wise man said, "fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate...leads to suffering."

I don't want to suffer.

On theother hand, maybe it's the Giants who will be suffering! Wait a minute, that changes everything here.

Dusty Baker said...

On Angels home broadcasts, why do they always show the inside of the Angels team store? And the commentator talks over the shot and acts like it's breaking news. Every broadcast this happens.

Steve Sax said...

Giants still down 2-1 btw, and AZ has a runner on with none out in the third.

Steve Sax said...

Breaking news, we actually sold two rally monkeys today, film at 11

Dusty Baker said...

It was a tiny, frog of a man who lived by himself amongst snakes and mud, so I'm not sure one could say that philosophy ever paid off for him.

Dusty Baker said...

^ And I don't want to see that happen to you, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

SOMEBODY BOUGHT A FREAKING FITTED CAP! Get the widow on the set!

Dusty Baker said...

Red Sox let KC score 11 on them so far tonight? They were way ahead and had the game under control until something happened.

fanerman said...

Is there something wrong with fitted caps? I don't keep up with the latest trends.

Dusty Baker said...

Fanerman-

Naw, that wasn't what I was meaning to say. We were goofing about the non-newsworthiness of the "live" cut to the Angels store. So read that as sarcasm not as a take on fitted hats.

Dusty Baker said...

Frisco up 4-2 but D-bags threatening w/ two men on one out in bottom 5th.

Dusty Baker said...

4-4 and D'bags still threatening more.

Dusty Baker said...

Yanke-mes lose!

Dusty Baker said...

Frisco up 5-4 in bottom 8th.

karina said...

Giants sill up 5-4. Uribe is really annoying.

By the way, after a busy day, i've been staring the puzzle for hours and i haven't been aware of another new content at SoSG but the puzzle. Sigh.

Dusty Baker said...

Final score 5-4.