Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Post-Game 14 Thread: Musclebound

DODGERS 14, REDS 6

So this is how it's going to be? We're just going to let the pitchers do their thing (Hiroki Kuroda: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2BB, 4 K) and then watch the bats clean the mess up? The Dodgers went apeshit at the plate today, and we're left to wonder how long this league-leading offense can stay this hot. I mean, offense wins championships, right? Oh wait, that's pitching. But offense never sleeps. Or is that rust? Wait, I got it: It's fun to watch the Dodgers beat the tar out of the ball.

  • Furcal: 3-for-5, 4 RBIs
  • Kemp: 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, 4 R, HR (his 7th; on pace for, like, 800)
  • Ethier: 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, HR
  • Manny: 3-for-4, 2 RBIs
  • Loney: 3-for-6, 2 RBIs
  • Martin: 2-for-5, 2 R

The most gratifying part of this offensive explosion is watching Matt Kemp develop into the superstud we always knew he could be. The Fox Sports West (or Prime Ticket, or whatever they're calling it this week) broadcast showed a graphic for where Kemp has hit his home runs this season:

2009: 11L - 13C - 2R
2010: 1L - 3C - 3R

Don't know if he worked on going the opposite way this season, but whatever he did, it's working. (Insert Rihanna joke here.) And Manny seems to be settling nicely into his RBI-guy role. Now, about that pitching....

Oh, and GO KINGS!

54 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KINGS!!!

Steve Sax said...

At this pace, tomorrow we'll score 19 runs

Mr. Customer said...

Back to 500. Tomorrow, the battletoad will carry us across the line!

Small Sample Size said...

Our OF is the greatest group of talent ever assembled on a baseball diamond! :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crap.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GOAL!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hoo boy. Power play for the Canucks.

Orel said...

phew

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Aw man.

Steve Sax said...

2-2 in the second period...

Steve Sax said...

SCORE KINGS!

Steve Sax said...

3-2 suckas

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

KINGS GOAL!!!

Orel said...

Kings on their way to scoring 14 too?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Intermission, and the Kings lead 3-2!

Mr. Customer said...

MOKM getting love from Suchon on DTalk tonight.

NicJ said...

Made it back home in time for the Kings 3 per.

go kings!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

POWER PLAY!!!

NicJ said...

Power Play!!

NicJ said...

man, very good PK by the 'nuks

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That power play left a lot to be desired.

NicJ said...

DAMN!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK

NicJ said...

shit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No wonder the Kings love the power play. It's the only fucking time they're ever on offense.

NicJ said...

ahhhh, what a bonehead power play.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nice save!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT TO HELL

NicJ said...

Kings sloppiness catches up with them.

NicJ said...

OH YEAH BABY!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

TIED UP, BITCHES!!!

NicJ said...

why cant they just run their offense like that?

Play to win, not to not lose.

Orel said...

Between the Olympics and this playoff series, I don't think I've ever watched so much hockey. What's wrong with me?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You have fallen into the NHL's trap, Orel. Let the pros play in Vancouver so that everyone gets hooked come playoff time!

BWAHAHAHAHAH!

NicJ said...

you gotta be kidding me.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING FUCK FUCK

NicJ said...

ive seen too much offense for one day

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So close

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Empty net time.

NicJ said...

empty net

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They looked like they were beating up Sedin.

NicJ said...

how do you give up three goals in the final period?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

By playing like shit.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

NicJ said...

could of used a fight before we gave up the four goals maybe.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Great. Now the series goes back to Vancouver.

NicJ said...

Won there before, we can win there again.

NicJ said...

haha, man the angels lost that game i went to today? welcome back fuentes.

Paul said...

If you guys are in the mission district and beer drinkers check out the monk's kettle; the Bart will lead the way.


Oh and I say damn our offense is good!

Dusty Baker said...

Just finished watching.

How in ever loving fuck did the umps overturn that Ethier catch/non-catch call? I've never seen anything like that in baseball.

Missed the GT. I will not be talked into avoiding the live game again tomorrow. I feel like I lost a little piece of myself by not being around. :-(

NicJ said...

Just saw the broxton bobblehead. Cool, but not fat enough.

Paul said...

Dusty

to wrap up the puns do you feel like the missing link?

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, I can't believe you're still slinging the baboon and monkey puns, with good quality. You're still in your primate hours after first pitch.

Fred's Brim said...

@MLASF - sorry about the loss. it was a tough day for the good guys, hockey-wise :/