Sunday, July 25, 2010

Post-Game 99 Thread: Just Enough Offense To Win

DODGERS 1, METS 0

Clayton Kershaw, cognizant of a burnt-out bullpen behind him, goes eight strong shutout innings (7 H, 3 Ks) and Kenley Jansen tacks on two Ks in the ninth for the save. Russell Martin doubled in the game's only run in the eighth as the offense looked as lifeless as a day game crowd baking in the sun. But hey, three of four over the Mets before a critical series in San Diego? I'll take it.

48 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Must watch:

http://tinyurl.com/26n85v7

John Fogerty performing "Centerfield" before the MLB Hall of Fame induction ceremony today. Why isn't this song our national anthem???

Be sure to watch the end when he talks after singing.

Also "Casey at the Bat" was read as part of the ceremony. This is scripture.

All in all, a good Sunday.

NicJ said...

the dbacks seriously blow. Had a chance to win it in the 9th and are about to lose it in the 10th.

Dusty Baker said...

Dan Haren will not fare well with the Lost Angels of Cerritos.

NicJ said...

i don't think so either dusty. Maybe they got him as more of a long term solution rather that helping right now. He hasn't really pitched very well this year.

NicJ said...

god damn giants.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Nic. And he hasn't pitched well against crummy NL teams. Look forward to seeing him pitch against Rangers.

Neeebs said...

So the rookie got the nod in a closing role? Interesting.

NicJ said...

everyone else was burned up. Didnt really have a choice.

He has been the AA closer for a little while. Kid looks confident up there.

Steve Sax said...

Jansen did indeed look confident. In fact, he brings presence and intangibles as well.

And unlike GAARP, he actually contributes to the team!

NicJ said...

I am dreading the Angel ass kissing that is going to be coming from the media about the trade.

They did the same thing last year with the Kazmir trade and look how that turned out.

Paul said...

A team back 6 games needs to focus on tangibles. GAARP is taking up space. We might as well put Tommy on the roster.

Paul said...

I am going to miss those games where Harren shuts us down but the d backs still find a way to lose.

Steve Sax said...

GAARP might not have tangibles, but he does have tangelos.

NicJ said...

Maybe we all heard Torre wrong and he said that "GA brings in tangerines to our ball club" Wouldn't want anyone to get scurvy.

NicJ said...

damn you sax for the shorter sentence!!

rbnlaw said...

Dodgers announce Lasorda added to active roster.
GAARP DFA'd.


Just thought I'd make Paul's dream come true.

Really? Haren to the Angels? Did he pwn them when he was an A?

Steve Sax said...

NicJ, it us either scary or pathetic that we both went to the fruit bowl for GAARP references.

Steve Sax said...

Or both.

NicJ said...

i know, we should all be used to thinking of goose eggs when we think of GA, but fruit? thats just creepy.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd rather have Tommy John on the roster than GAARP.

NicJ said...

id rather have farmer john, that dude really cooks!

NicJ said...

he is a bit of a hot dog though.

Paul said...

I could see why the Angels would keep GA around as a mascot. You know show all the young guys how to respect the fireworks but he has no ties to the Dodgers. Torre must be lost in a ALDS dream.

Fred's Brim said...

watching this Cards-Cubs game (for some reason) and it sounds like Bobby V is vying for Lou's job after Piniella retires. He's referring to players by their nicknames (calling Castro "Caz") and talking about conversations he's having with other players (telling Colvin how to lead off)

Fred's Brim said...

christ I hate these teams

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I SAW A FUCKING WIN!!!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Watching this game, too. Also, Valentine seems to have some weird dye jobs going on, incl. w eyebrows.

I want Cubbies to stomp, Cards to lose and get hurt.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Jimmy Bramlett of LAist:

"Kenley Jansen wears 74 because it's his parents' house address number. "

Fred's Brim said...

thanks for posting that, DB

I always like watching the speeches each year. The Hawk made a good one. I'd like to go one day, hopefully when a Dodger is inducted.

and Tom Seaver is a horse's ass

Fred's Brim said...

Alfonso Soriano is a bum. I hope we never end up with him

Neeebs said...

Nic's on a roll tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

I never sausage a great string of puns!

Fred's Brim said...

haha Jay wasnt even close to that

Fred's Brim said...

After the season is over, do the extra Dodger Dogs still get sold at Safeway or other local grocery stores?

Fred's Brim said...

Pujols goes deep to tie it back up.

I almost remember when Manny was an offensive threat like that

Fred's Brim said...

haha some fartknocker in a Rockies hat and jersey got the homerun ball and won't throw it back

MR. F said...

I can almost remember when Manny used to play in baseball games.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

That's funny you mentioned that. I had, shockingly, walked to the kitchen to get another beer, when the HR happened. Mrs Dusty noted that it was a White Sox fan who got the Pulgas HR ball. Was she wrong? My money is on you for being correct.

Fred's Brim said...

he was definitely a Rockies dude - he looked like the kind of guy who would like Dante Bichette. The announcers even commented on his Rockies gear

Dusty Baker said...

"looked like the kind of guy who would like Dante Bichette."

A classic line. Nice.

I'll give Mrs Dusty grief all night for screwing that up. Teaches me to go get another bee...wait, that's not right.

karina said...

From the GT, Dusty:

I didn't sacrifice any chicken because:

1) that's dark magic and you know me well enough that I'm inclined to that as GAARP is inclined to hit this season.

2) I did light three candles, you know to fight "tangibles with intangibles" aka faith.

Though we could figure out a way to make sacrifices with the pigs used for sausages.

Fred's Brim said...

in her defense, it was the Rockies' home pinstriped jersey which, on quick glance, looks a lot like a White Sox jersey. Of course if it really was a White Sox fan, the drunken Cubs fans would have tossed him with the ball back onto the field.

Fred's Brim said...

@karina, I give you full credit for Russ' game-winning double. I know you had something to do with it

Fred's Brim said...

and looking for a picture of a White Sox jersey, i found this

Dusty Baker said...

"drunken Cubs fans"

Your redundancy astounds, FB.

Dusty Baker said...

MMMMMMmmmmm....sausage.

Paul said...

So what we learned today post victory is tangibles first and the focus on the intangibles if you can.

That goes for baseball players, booze, women and produce.

Paul said...

I am starting to get sick of Posey already. We are suppose to have the great catchers and the Giants should have the likes of Brian Johnson.

Ahh well. I am getting pumped for some California baseball.