Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Post-Game 113 Thread: The Gibbons Era Rolls On

DODGERS 15, PHILLIES 9

The Dodgers win by two field goals in Citizens Bank Park, their own house of horrors, thanks in part to the incredible Jay Gibbons, who homered today for the first time since 2007. Gibbons ended up 3-for-4 in today's game with 3 RBI and the two-run HR, making him 4-for-5 as a Dodger with a 2.200 OPS. The rest of the Dodgers' offensive lines were simply silly, as every starter except Jamey Carroll had at least one hit or one RBI: Andre Ethier went 4-for-4 with 4 R and 3 RBI; James Loney went 2-for-5 with 2 R and 2 RBI; Casey Blake went 2-for-4 with 1 run and 4 RBI. The Dodgers had 18 hits in their attack (matching their total from April 21) in achieving their highest run total of the year.

The pitching was mediocre, with Vicente Padilla yielding 4 ER in 5.0 IP; Ronald Belisario emerged from limbo to pitch 1 IP and yield 1 ER, and Carlos Monasterios and George Sherrill each gave up a couple more ER, before Octavio Dotel had to come in in the ninth for the final out. Against a lineup that was missing Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard, and Chase Utley, one would have thought we'd have given up fewer than nine runs. But I'll take the win in the opening game of the series, for sure.

53 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Padres up 3-1 over Pittsburgh in the bottom of the seventh, adding the third run in this frame. This one is over.

Giants down 6-2 to the Cubs in the bottom of the sixth in SF. They've got the Cubs right where they want them.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Go Cubs go!

Steve Sax said...

Going to the eighth in SD, 3-1 Padres

Paul said...

Great night for the Gibbons family, the Dodger family, the SOSG family!

We still can't shut that offense down in Philly even if they are the one armed no legged blind monster.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So the Dodgers aren't the only ones who needlessly fear Aaron Rowand.

Steve Sax said...

gameday is stuck in SD. It looks like there's a guy on second with none out in the top of the eighth?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARGH STUPID DEMPSTER PITCH BETTER

Steve Sax said...

shit, radio says it's 4-1 san diego. I guess gameday is totally locked here.

Steve Sax said...

f' this, I'm switching to the Cubs @ SF game

rbnlaw said...

I made party at dinner once No Tell Dotel got the final out some 30 min into the bottom of the 9th.

Gibbons is a breath of fresh monkey air.

Theory: The Dodgers were batting for so long in each inning, Battletoad lost his edge. Still, serviceable.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMN YOU OYSTER PUBES

Steve Sax said...

2 out fly ball and the cubs drop it. It's 6-4 Cubs now.

Steve Sax said...

burrell k's to end the inning

6-4 through seven innings in SF

Steve Sax said...

Padres still up 4-1 in the top of the ninth, last chance for Pittsburgh

Steve Sax said...

Pirates have a baserunner with none out! Oh, this is going to be a tease.

Steve Sax said...

whoops, now one out

Steve Sax said...

Pirates lose. Padres win.

Turning the "channel" to the other game, Cubs at Giants; Cubs have a man on first with one out in the top of the eighth.

Paul said...

Cubbies!!

Steve Sax said...

holy cow, Fontenot with a two-run double!

Cubs lead 8-4!

Steve Sax said...

WGN broadcasters: "And it's starting to empty here at AT&T Park, as fans head for the exits."

THERE YOU HAVE IT YOU FRICKING LA HATERS, SAN FRANCISCO FANS CAN'T EVEN STICK AROUND AT A PLACE THAT POURS CHILLED CHARDONNAY

Paul said...

@Sax

lots of people bailed out in Philly early tonight as well.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

STOOPID FATTY STOP BEING STOOPID

Steve Sax said...

two on, two out for the giants, down four runs in the eighth. Andres Torres (0-for-4) up...

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: Maybe Philly ran out of box wine.

Or batteries to throw.

Paul said...

Nice play!!! Can we have that Castro?

Steve Sax said...

Torres lines out to short!

8-4 after eight.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

STOOPID SORIANO STOP BEING STOOPID

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't have much faith in Marmol.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY GET SOMEONE OUT MARMOL!!!

Steve Sax said...

cubs are really trying to choke this away

Oyster Pubes doubles in a run so it's 8-5, and then Burrell follows with a single so there are men at the corners with one out and KFP at the plate.

Great.

marmol is soooooooooo much worse than Broxton.

Steve Sax said...

both fans left at AT&T park are standing, "...because the scoreboard is telling them to make noise"

Lemmings, I tell you. Giants fans are lemmings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GOOD FUCKING LORD YOU SUCK MARMOL FUCK YOU

Steve Sax said...

sandoval with an infield single. 8-6 Cubs. One out. Juan Uribe up, men on first and second.

Paul said...

Uh I am getting sick.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more man, and it's Travis.

Steve Sax said...

Just to keep the whole monkey theme going on, if I were at this game I'd be screaming:

"Marmol? Sit."

Steve Sax said...

Uribe Ks on three pitches.

That's good.

Mr. Customer said...

Thank the gods Uribe remembers how to suck.

Steve Sax said...

squishi ishikawa

Paul said...

One more strike.

Steve Sax said...

0-2 to squishikawa

Steve Sax said...

IT'S OVER

GIANTS LOSE

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES!!! 4.5 BACK, BITCHES!!!

Steve Sax said...

Gameday has Ishikawa's second pitch waaaaaaaaay inside and low (swinging strike)

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers are 7 GB in the NL West, 4.5 GB in the NL WC.

Good night everybody!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Haha. All MCC seems to be saying is "fuck Mota."

Josh S. said...

Dodgers with GA: 4.33 runs per game
Dodgers w/o GA: 11.5 runs per game

(Sample size what now?)

Dusty Baker said...

All the Baker-Ikemiyashiros were busy at work so we DVR'd it and didn't catch up until just a bit ago.

Thoughts from my review of the GT, which I apologize for missing:

What's the story with Kemp's best friend?

How many white guys can we fit on one team? I thought I was at a Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee strategy meeting while watching this game.

Did HLACK ever get that western bacon cheeseburger?

Great line, Paul: "You can't stop Breezy you can only hope to designate him for assignment"

Walking Breezy? OMG as the kiddos say now.

I'll take this shit. Felt good. La Barba! Gibby! Dre Day! Fuck the run differential; often the case on out of reach games that the other team scores a significant number, too.

Bills v Oswalt. Hick on hick violence. My money is on His Thighness.

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, DB, your last comment there matches my thoughts for tomorrow's GT (already written). Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

I respect the fact that you are writing tomorrow's GT intro tonight, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

Timmeh's hair is out of control.

Like his fastball.

Josh S. said...

"What's the story with Kemp's best friend?"

I think that was a reference to Kemp losing GA.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: doing our homework the night before allows us to do other things the next workday.

Like work, for example.