Monday, August 02, 2010

Post-Game 106 Thread: You'll Never Guess the Outcome

PADRES 10, DODGERS 5

Take it away, Associated Press!

The Padres increased their division lead over the idle San Francisco Giants to two games with their seventh victory in 10 games. The fourth-place Dodgers, whose sixth straight loss tied their longest skid this season, are a season-worst nine games off the pace after winning the last two division titles.

This game was a marathon of frustration. The Dodgers had 14 hits. The Padres had 14 hits. In the first three innings alone, the Dodgers left 300 men on base. It's true.

On the (barely) bright side, Matt Kemp went 5-for-5 with a HR and three RBIs, and George Sherrill made an appearance and didn't cause Dodger Stadium to collapse into Chavez Ravine. So there's that.

29 comments:

Steve Sax said...

i need another drink

Dusty Baker said...

That, and no GAARP.

Baby steps.

Paul said...

So according to free credit report.com at the end of the year will the Dodgers have a credit score of a blind old man who just claimed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Nancy Bea said...

At least Ethier has friends in the restaurant biz...

http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2010/08/andreethier.html

Josh S. said...

Time for some quick fix ideas, just for the hell of it.

-Move Blake and Theriot to the bench.
-Start Belliard at 3rd and Carroll at 2nd.

Defensively, that's an upgrade at second and a downgrade at third, but offensively it's a bit of an upgrade. Belliard can (maybe, possibly) get hot if he plays regularly and Carroll can get on base.

-DEE EFF AY GEE AY. I can't say this enough. Bring up Hoffmann until Manny is back.

-Stop relying on Weaver so much. The bong is empty.

That's all I've got for now.

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! The bong is empty. Maybe that big recent weed bust stifled DreamWeaver's supply.

Can't a SoSG reader help him out?

Dusty Baker said...

That was great to hear that Mario Batali is a Dodgers man. I'll appreciate him more now.

Dusty Baker said...

re: Weaver

420 comments in the GT. Coincidence?

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh/Dusty

On that note, the GT tops out at 420.

Mr. Customer said...

Sick minds think alike.

Nancy Bea said...

Sorry here's the link to the Either article....
ETHIER

Josh S. said...

Yeah, but comment #420 was my comment above, which I deleted and moved here after I saw the "PGT up" comment.

Paul said...

Ummmmm What is a bong?

Josh S. said...

Paul: It's the sound Torre's head makes when you hit it.

Paul said...

@Josh

then I want to hit the bong all the time!!

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

You know...Korean guy that used to pitch for the braves.

Dusty Baker said...

420 comment count counts in my book.

Especially since the channel I just flipped past was demonstrating how to grow hydroponic lettuce.

Greg Zakwin said...

Belliard's been atrocious at the dish this year though.

Best move is to put Carroll at second, Paul in right, Ethier in left. Blake at third by default.

If only an elite defensive third baseman with the name Blake were still here....

Josh S. said...

You lost me at DeWitt being an "elite" third baseman.

Mr. Customer said...

Re: Joyce

We'll never know of the Maginot Line was really impenetrable or not, either.

Paul said...

Jose Elite?( pronounced E leet tay). Spanish traveler and famous bong craftsman.

Josh S. said...

The two episodes of Supernatural that I watched instead of the game were really good, by the way.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: I imagine not.

Neeebs said...

Wikipedia defines Bong as a smoking apparatus popularized by the Flaming Menudos.

Greg Zakwin said...

Elite defensively, bat would obviously be below average there, though he is patient and draws walks.

Paul said...

@Neeebs

your band has always set the trends. Water wings sales are through the roof.

Fred's Brim said...

Fred's Brim feels like Mets fan

Josh S. said...

So, the Dodgers now trail the Padres by the exact same number of games left to play against them. (9)

Not a whole lotta room for error there.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Fuck Matt Kemp. That asshole has played like shit, not hustled and has run around with his head up his ass all god damn year. 5-5 with a HR is a great fantasy line, but that dickless sonuvabitch killed the early rally by not hustling. He's a wasted talent, brain-dead, classless hack. Go back to Oklahoma.