Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Post-Game 107 Thread: Legen...DARY

DODGERS 2, PADRES 1

Ted Lilly finally made his debut for the Dodgers and let's just say that he was legen....wait for it...DARY. Backed up with the same sort of impotent offense he left with the Cubs, Lilly gave up a solo homerun to Miguel Tejada in the first inning and then retired the next twenty batters in a row to take the Dodgers through the seventh inning. The Dodgers, eager to show Lilly their appreciation for his stellar pitching performance, left it to .248 batter Russell Martin to double in two runs to take the lead, before watching Martin slide awkwardly at home, where he was thrown out, and likely injured (Martin left the game early). Hong-Chih Kuo pitches a scoreless eighth and Jonathan Broxton survives a shaky ninth, and even two measly runs hold up for a win. Astounding.

Sure, we beat the Padres, finally. But in a cruel twist of fate, all we did was narrow the Giants' second-place gap to one game. So forgive me while I need some consoling here. It seems that even when we win, we lose. What a paradox! What to do...hey, let's go to the mall! Today!

(Thanks to Josh S. for the Ted/Lily idea.)

25 comments:

Green Lantern JBJ of Sector 1138 said...

cue the newman!!

NicJ said...

8 GAMES BACK!!
8 GAMES BACK!!
8 GAMES BACK!!

Dusty Baker said...

Hail the Shoulder Gnome!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Get in line. I'm first to make sweet,sweet love to Lilly

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I never felt so proud of a slightly-above-average victory.

Paul said...

Ladies and Gin drinkers,my man the Fresno City Ram, Ted
Lilly!!

8 games back I can smell first place....

Paul said...

One down only 44 to go!

NicJ said...

We should just call it a season now.

Go out on top!!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Reality starting to set in. That was a cheap high

Steve Sax said...

Padres are conceding the NL West title to the Dodgers in the post-game media conference. My god, it's true. We ARE going to win the NL West.

Neeebs said...

I change my avatar, we win a game.

Coincidence? I think not.

NicJ said...

Everyone thank Neeebs for taking so long to change his avatar.

You cost us the season you silly bastard!!

karina said...

Ha! it's Neeebs fault.

@Paul I'll try to think about a Lilly avatar.

Neeebs said...

@Nic/Karina:

Now that you put it that way...let's just blame Leonard Nimoy.

And how do you know that I'm not really Len Nimoy?

rbnlaw said...

Shoulder gnomes, chocolate vampires, and cautious optimism.

Still, it's a HFYPGT, and I'll take it. Suck it, San Diego.

Paul said...

I blame Nimoy (and Neeebs) for a lot but this losing trend falls squarely on Ricky Montalban.

rbnlaw said...

KHAAAAN!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Keep watching the skiis...

Neeebs said...

I have a lot of wrath for that guy.

Paul said...

Rbn. That kind of looks like GAAAAARP!!!

Steve Sax said...

wow, you guys are quiet! I'm just getting warmed up!

Spank Raving Mad said...

Sweet Dreams of GAARP,children.

Brandon Liebhaber said...

Pigs are flying! Hell has frozen over! Only explanations for the Dodgers actually winning a game.

Fred's Brim said...

I need to not watch more games!

Meaniebreanie said...

Finally a win - WE MAKE PARTY!
@Karina, love the new avatar. You're looking good girl!