Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Post-Game 53 Thread: Garret Anderson Keeps The Walk-Off Streak Alive

DODGERS 1, DIAMONDBACKS 0 (14)

If you would have told me that Garret Anderson, 0-for-5 and batting .148, was going to have the game-winning hit today (scoring Matt Kemp from third; Kemp had led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and made it to third on a James Loney sacrifice), I would have been shocked. Nor did I expect new call-up Travis Schlichting to pitch four scoreless innings for his first major-league win. Nor did I think Jamey Carroll have three of the Dodgers' seven hits all day, across fourteen innings (at one point, Carroll had three hits and the rest of the Dodgers, in 23 AB, had none). Nor did I think we'd beat the Diamondbacks with yet ANOTHER walkoff victory.

But here we are, nine games over .500, a half-game back of the Padres (scoreless in the third inning against the Mets as this post "goes to press"). Arizona is swept on three heartbreakers, and we have what few daylight hours are left today to prepare for four games with Atlanta. Get some rest, peoples!

83 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Funny thing is that this is Dbags FOURTH walkoff loss in a row, obviously dating back to the game they played before coming to LA for the series.

MR. F said...

Oh for Choi's sake. Of all the people. GAARP just saved his roster spot for awhile longer.

Dusty Baker said...

AP breaking:

Griffey Jr is retiring.

Dusty Baker said...

Mutts up 1-0 in the fourth.

Fred's Brim said...

what a crazy game and series
I know it's the DBacks, but our pitching was awesome (31 consecutive scoreless innings).

I sure we can find our hitting though. This ain't gonna cut it against the Braves

Dusty Baker said...

From Dodgers website:

"George Sherrill was greeted by Class A hitters with two singles and a double Tuesday in his first rehab start with Inland Empire. Sherrill allowed two runs in his one inning of work, and also picked off a runner and induced a double play."

Fred's Brim said...

ugh what's wrong with Breezy? Maybe he was never good?

Dusty Baker said...

Wasn't Breezy in indie leagues and really had to battle to even get where he was w Os? (e.g., maybe he was just a flash in the pan, nice story but not sustainable)

Fred's Brim said...

yeah he was nowhere and worked his way up. He was always on the edge in B-more with walks and hits but always seemed to wriggle off the hook. Sort of a likable Mitch Williams. Maybe he ran out of that magic

Dusty Baker said...

At least we got rid of Ohman.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't look now but we are tied for most wins in NL (31).

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Someone predicted the GAARP walk-off.

I also said I still think he sucks.

David said...

Perfect game broken up on the 27th batter in Detriot.

Neeebs said...

@DB:

Remember way back when everyone was balancing on the precipice of doom?

Ah April, how we shun you.

Neeebs said...

Gonna be in the house tomorrow with little Neeebs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jim Joyce is now the most hated man in Detroit, surpassing Allen Iverson for that honor.

Green Lantern JBJ of Sector 1138 said...

anyone see that bs call during the perfect game by the tigers jus a minute ago? gallaragga had that wtf!?

David said...

@Green Lantern...yeah, I just saw the replay! He was genuinely out!

Man, a perfect game blown with a BS call. That's quite a shame.

MR. F said...

Yeah. That really sucks.

Fred's Brim said...

K-Rod attempting to blow the game for the Mets. They are leading 1-0 in the 9th

Fred's Brim said...

KRod with a big K of Stairs after going 3-0 on him

Fred's Brim said...

Hairston Ks, Gwynn still at second, 2 outs

Fred's Brim said...

MSB up to keep it going for the Fathers

Fred's Brim said...

tiny hamburger slaps a single up the middle and gwynn score

son of a

Fred's Brim said...

AGonzales hits a double but Glenn Hoffman sends MSB and he gets thrown out at the plate

on to the 10th

Fred's Brim said...

This Webb dude has some nasty stuff. He slings some kind of 96mph fastball that runs in on righties

Fred's Brim said...

is Eckstein hairless?

Fred's Brim said...

Bay with a 2-out double. Ikey-D up

Fred's Brim said...

Wow Ike goes down. He had no chance against Webb's breaking stuff

Fred's Brim said...

K-rod stays on into the 10th after coming on for 2 outs in the 8th

Fred's Brim said...

Krod Mandoon finishes the 10th, on to the 11th

MR. F said...

Damn Mets.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Neeebs

I remember. Ourselves probably included!

Fred's Brim said...

Webb still in for the fish tacos, and still throwing well. Wright goes down to the curveball

Fred's Brim said...

looks like Bill Cowher and Jerry Remy are sitting behind the plate at Petco

Fred's Brim said...

I remember too, Neeebs and DB, and I wont soon forget

Fred's Brim said...

Mets rush through their half of the inning

Fred's Brim said...

shit - Gwynn with a leadoff double

Josh S. said...

I just saw the Gallaraga video.

Total horseshit.

It needs to be overturned now. Sure, it's not the way you want to be awarded a perfect game, but it's better than the way you lost it.

Fred's Brim said...

wow Valdes throws out Gwynn at 3rd on a Garland bunt

Fred's Brim said...

Hairston with a single, MSB up with 1 out, runners at 1st and 2nd

Fred's Brim said...

yep, big steaming pile of horseshit

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Valdes hits Eckstain in the leg, bases loaded, 1 out

Fred's Brim said...

AG up

Fred's Brim said...

Valdes may walk him

Fred's Brim said...

AG grand slam

fudge

Fred's Brim said...

that's terrible

Orel said...

The Padres will not be outdone in the walk-off dramatics. Walk-off GS by Adrian Gonzalez.

Steve Sax said...

Shit

Mr. Customer said...

Fookin Mets.

Fred's Brim said...

according to Ron, the Mets haven't won consecutive road games since July 25-26, 2009

NicJ said...

is it just me or are the padres getting every team when the are in the middle of a rough patch?

NicJ said...

they get philly next and the mets again.

NicJ said...

then SEA, TOR, BAL.

jesus christ the schedule makers gave them a kiss.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lousy Muts.

Josh S. said...

14 innings and still 1 back.

Stay classy, San Diego.

Josh S. said...

The schedule makers thought they were pairing up sub-500 teams. NO ONE thought SD would be contending in June.

NicJ said...

Sept might be their hardest month just because its mostly within the division, plus the reds and cubs.

NicJ said...

i dont know. i thought theyd be better just because they were actually pretty good down the stretch last year. I didnt think they would be this good though.

Leblanc is finally starting to come back down to earth, now we just need garland to.

NicJ said...

ESPN 2 replaying the 2008 finals.

I didnt remember that Vlad Rad was guarding KG for long stretches.

NicJ said...

Steiner is so bad its good.
today


yesterday

Mr. Customer said...

Where's Delino at to account for that miserable performance? (I find that I secretly blame Double D for everything the Mets do that I dislike now)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Delino is currently preoccupied with a hockey game right now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And now Delino is jumping up and down, pounding his chest while screaming at the top of his lungs.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

You were saying?

Josh S. said...

I actually liked Steiner's call of the home run. It lacked the grace of Vinny, of course, but it captured the emotion of a no-doubter pretty well.

Today he was inexcusably bad, though.

karina said...

Thank you Francisco Rodríguez for blowing the good performance of Santana and let the Padres win.

Paul said...

Did you guys see that dude get impaled by the bull? Fucking gruesome.

Mr. Customer said...

@paul

Oh, i'll be studiously avoiding that coverage. What's with all the carnage in the last week?

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Do I now have to add the Pod Rays to my "Fuck 'em" list?

OK.

Fuck the Giants.
Fuck the Pod Rays.

Rockies; you're next.

Paul said...

Padres know they are posers.

Paul said...

MSB with a clutch hit.

Mini Shit Burger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr. C - You might want to avoid Deadspin for awhile in that case. They've got something going on called "Blood Week."

Paul said...

Mr. C,

Good thing you didn't see that, I wasn't sure what I was watching till it was too late.

Paul said...

Rbn,

Props for the GAARP prediction, and yes he still sucks.

I am hoping he can retire on a high note now.....NOW RIGHT NOW.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

I've seen the banners, but I'm not about to click through. Strangely, it's only other people's blood that bothers me.

Mr. Customer said...

First the psychotic fighter on 'shrooms and then the machete wielding porn star, it seems to be a trend.

Dusty Baker said...

Had a work function tonight so just getting back to the fold here. Listened to MLB on XM on the way home. Heard the whole Jim Joyce interview and a lot of talk re the near-perfect game.

The thought struck me that on the brink of perfection, we're reminded of humanity's imperfection. And that aside from how everyone feels - the pitcher, the team, the umpire, the fans - that's ok. Because we're all just that - human. And imperfect.

What a great horrible day in baseball. Love this game.

Mr. Customer said...

I have nothing to add to that sentiment. HT dusty.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

Did DB just go all fillysofikal on us.

Well done, sir.

rbnlaw TIME! said...

^?

Steve Sax said...

Well put DB...

By the way, I agree that Steiner's instant call of Kemp's HR: good. His non-call-what-the-hell-happened of Anderson's hit--no matter how improbable it may have been: bad.

Fred's Brim said...

Garret Anderson has won!!

Tell him what he's won, Rick