Friday, August 27, 2010

Post-Game 129 Thread: It's A Trap!

DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 2

It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a Dodger team with resiliency, one that could come back in the late innings to win a tough game--in this case, a great pitchers' duel between Ubaldo Jimenez (who takes the loss to go to 17-5) and Clayton Kershaw (ND; six innings of five-hit, 6 K ball with only 1 ER given up to a solo Todd Helton HR). But the Dodgers, after being frustrated by scattered hits and GIDPs through seven, came out in the eighth with a Scott Podsednik single, a Ryan Theriot walk, and a Andre Ethier game-tying double to chase Jimenez.

Matt Belisle came in and got Matt Kemp to ground to short but then IBBd James Loney, setting Casey Blake up for a magnificent grand slam, the fifth of his career, which put the Dodgers up 5-1. Kemp added an RBI single in the ninth, and Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless seventh and got two out in the eighth before Hong-Chih Kuo entered to shut down Helton with a K, and then pitched a solid 1-2-3 ninth for the save.

So why is this a trap? With the win, the Dodgers move into a tie for fourth place in the Wild Card (along with the Rockies). And the Giants are losing 6-0 to the Diamondbacks in the ninth, so the Dodgers could be only four games off the pace when the dust settles. Which means Ned Colletti is probably popping Xanax like mentos, wondering if he should push the self-destruct button and dish Manny Ramirez, Hiroki Kuroda, Ted Lilly, and even tonight's hero Casey Blake in the hopes of getting something upon which we can build for the future. But this win and the narrowing gap means we're stuck--unfortunately.

I still think we're too far back for this to be reasonable. So onward, toward the supposedly shieldless and half-constructed Death Star, we proceed...

58 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

As I said in the other thread, Pods tied with Philly, going into extras.

Apparently, Brad Lidge sucks. Who knew?

Steve Sax said...

Phils and Pads going to extras, tied at 2.

Giants down 6-0 in the bottom of the ninth. KFP is snacking on a Double Down.

Steve Sax said...

Mr. LA SF, are you telling me the Phillies have a closer who chokes the big one away, clearly demonstrating that he has psychological blocks to success?

Hmm.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I remember my ranting last year about how everyone praised him for getting four outs in the NLDS. Then he murdered us in the LCS. I should be careful with my mocking of him. I should.


But I won't. BRAD LIDGE YOU SUCK.

Paul said...

Lidge is bock baby!!

Paul said...

Cheering for Bell makes me feel greasy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Del Taco in the bullpen will do that to a pitcher.

Meaniebreanie said...

Goodnight all. Sweet dreams until we meet again.

Paul said...

@Sax

don't worry Ned will have that shield down we have to give him more time!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now it's that fucking Ryan Madson. I hate him too.

Or at least, moreso than the common Philly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We are officially only four back of the Wild Card.


KEEP HOPE ALIVE

Paul said...

Come on Pads end this so I can buy Mr. C a Buca and expresso.

Paul said...

espresso. I just pet peeved myself.

Josh S. said...

"KEEP HOPE ALIVE"

GET BUSY CHILD

Dusty Baker said...

At Paul

Don't take Mr C any food. He's reflecting on what he did - no food for him!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn you, rap music. You have won again.

Paul said...

No food but a sugary liquor that will no doubt give him a big headache is okay no?

I use to drink Sambuca and coffee on my Sunday mornings before a law school study bender.

Good times.

Come
on fuckin worthless pads!!!

Steve Sax said...

I am rooting for the Pads too, but they've been such a pathetic franchise for so long, it doesn't feel that dirty to do so.

I confess that I've already started considering getting tickets for postseason play at Petco if they go deep.

Steve Sax said...

Pads with a runner at first in the bottom of the 11th, two out

Paul said...

the tweenies still complain about the lineup after the win....I am done with it.

Stooopid internet.

Paul said...

@Sax

I agree re: Pads but Bell specifically not so much.

Mr. Customer said...

*taps out signal on floorboards*

... --- ...  ... . -. -..  -... . . .-.  .- -. -..  .-- --- -- . -. 

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

AGHH STOOPID PHILLY

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GO PADRES TIE THE GAME WIN DAMN YOU WIN

Paul said...

Mr. C just signaled "Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun."

Paul said...

Down to The last out for the pads.

Paul said...

Well that sucked.

Off to the bar!

MR. F said...

Pads lose.

MR. F said...

Wow it's been so long since I looked in the standings.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @dylanohernandez: Torre said that because he might want to start the same lineup from tonight's game, #Manny could sit again tomorrow. #Dodgers

Seriously, Torre's just trying to piss all the bloggers off now.

Josh S. said...

It makes sense. He's trying to see if they have a shot without him. Of course they can win with him. I think Joe wants to send his cake to Chicago and eat it too. Or something.

Steve Sax said...

Mmmm. Cake.

Dusty Baker said...

No cake for Mr C!

Jason said...

Watching the two stoned, underaged girls sitting next to me at the bar order one of everything on the late night menu (seriously, they are devouring chicken fingers, fish and chips, two kinds of nachos, wings and a veggie plate to keep it healthy) reminds me of Joe and Ned somehow. Order a bit of everything (Dotel, Theriot, sPod, Lilly to keep it healthy), pretend no one notices (and stall on Manny) and just giggle. And dip your veggies in beer. Healthy eating is for people over 25.

Jason said...

Mr. C & Sax - I think the stoned girls just ate your cake.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to have to go with anything by Spin Doctors tonight bc no matter what Ned and Joe say the Dodgers can't spin this Manny still sitting thing.

Dusty Baker said...

Our current 4-game win streak is the longest such streak in the major league right now.

Everyone else seems to be asleep, so I make party with myself!

Dusty Baker said...

^Wait, that last part didn't come out right.

Paul said...

@Jason

your visual reminded me of a time in college with a certain major leaguer who still owes me money for that taco bell run!!! That was my "performance socks" money!!! Who orders three nacho bell grandes and two orders of cinnamon twists anyways!?!?

Good times.

@Dusty

little miss can't be wrong-spin doctors
special dedication to Ms. McCourt?

Paul said...

No taco bell
for Mr. C!!!

Paul said...

Oops I walked in with Dusty making party with himself.....poor James Loney bobblehead.

Dusty Baker said...

It was Beimel, not Loney!!!

Paul said...

Oh well that is not weird at all then. Carry on.

Dusty Baker said...

*"carries on"*

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

When you're ready to own up to what you did, you can come out.

ps- Started to make a comment re my whereabouts in relation to yours but didn't want to give up your, well, general whereabouts. But yeah, I was down there. Shutters to meet some hoo-hahs then down the street for dinner at that World Cafe place.

Jason said...

@Paul - My favorite is when I lived on the Strand and Piazza and Karros were still roommates. Mike "forgot" his wallet after eating at Bite of Hawaii in Hermosa. In an order to get out of there before nightfall, I settled his and his blonde date's tab with the promise he'd get me next time (EK shook his head). Well next time still hasn't come. I've heckled him in at least 7 stadiums about it.

Paul said...

Roadtrip!!!

Oh wait I am not in a position right now to make any roadtrips.

Man sad when a 4 game winning streak seems like we are on top of the world.

I hope Mr. C wasn't kidnapped.

Paul said...

@Jason

his blonde date? Billy Ashley? Bu da dum.

*lights cigar*

Greg said...

Just found out.
Dodgers win four in a row? Isn't that supposed to be the Seventh Seal mentioned in Revelations? I expect to wake to the sound of trumpets and the terrified screams of righteous souls getting sucked into the heavens.

Paul said...

The strand.....man haven't been to the motherland since June. I need to make it up there before we close out this very strange chapter in Dodgers history.

Spanky said...

"I want to get out but they keep pulling me back in."


Green Earrings-Steely Dan

Spanky said...

Dedication to Mr.F and To Whom It May Concern:

Don't Let No One Get You Down-WAR

LIVE THE DREAM

Bootay and Beer said...

ORALE, I Almost Forgot

FO' In A RoW

rbnlaw said...

Cut the chatter, Red 6.

karina said...

What did Mr C do?mentioning Dinger?leave him alone, he, along Sax and others engage in competition this Saturday morning.

Good luck!


p.s missed the fun because I was (am)angry

p.s.s Paul, what does performance socks mean?

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

They let me out of my room for the P&A. Life's too short to be angry (for long).

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

You needn't worry. I'm only partially clandestine. Say Santa Monica right on my profile. I was up visiting some friends in Woodland Hells.

Dusty Baker said...

Had a good time in your fair land last night, Mr C. Need to get down there more often. When I got out of dinner, the hipsters were out in force, though, so I beat a hasty retreat.