Monday, August 09, 2010

Scoreboard Watching: August 9 NL West Games

There's only one game of interest to NL West fans, and that's Cubs @ Giants; Carlos Zambrano (3-6, 5.61) vs. Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 3.20). Let's go, Z! First pitch, 7p.

110 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Gentlemen, your father is very kind.

http://www.memoriesofkevinmalone.com/2010/08/memorabilia-monday-steve-garvey.html

MR. F said...

Animal Collective makes the hard days a little easier.

Paul said...
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Paul said...

This is Red 5 to Red Leader. We are making our attack run.

MR. F said...

I kinda want to buy a digital piano.

Dusty Baker said...

Listening to Jints broadcast. One sponsor is Super Cuts. Ironic considering Timmeh's hair.

Josh S. said...

Warsh yer har, Timmah!

NicJ said...

pitch better big Z!!! just walked the bases loaded.

Steve Sax said...

DeWitt Kd in the first to end the Cubs' rally at two runs

Steve Sax said...

Z Ks Torres to escape the bases-loaded jam

2-0 CHC through two, both pitchers at around 36-38 pitches

NicJ said...

people using the word warsh is one of my biggest pet peeves for some strange reason. When i was a lad in kindergarten my teacher used to say it and it would piss me off then too.

I also hate when people pronounce the word crayon as "crown"

NicJ said...

BTW, that wasnt directed at you josh i just went into a blind rage when i saw it typed out.

MR. F said...

What is a warsh?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr F - When you get free seats for a crappy team.

NicJ said...

IBB to get to dewitt.

TEACH THEM A LESSON!

(arm falls off)

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

come on DeWitt!

NicJ said...

boy, dewitt sucks.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

sigh

NicJ said...

big Z issues his 5 walk in 2.1 IP.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We were fools to expect Big Z to show any level of control.

MR. F said...

MRLASF: I think I understand.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SUCK IT, HOOKHAND

NicJ said...

giants hit into second DP of the night.

this is comedy.

NicJ said...

HE'S A MONSTER!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When will the old racist woman choke on his thumb?

Paul said...

Giants have "Dunk a Dodger" at their tailgate. Pssshhh


Go Cubs goooo go cubs goooo hey Chicago whadddya say the Cubs are gonna win today.

God I hate that song but I hate the Giant more.

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like the collective surly factor is 5+ tonight. Must be frustration with the day's puzzle, lack of Dodgers game, and use of a hick way to say "wash."

I like it in here!

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

That's in my top 10 of pet peeves, but it's 54 times worse if "warsh" is part of the word "warshington." Some people say it this way because they're ignorant hicks, and others say it to be purposefully derogatory toward the Washington political establishment.

Often the two types of people are one in the same.

Paul said...

I watched my first ever episode of It is always sunny in Philly.

I didn't know Eithier was in that show.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of pet peeves:

HATE IT when sock dicksmack at work sends me an email, and then 30 seconds later walks into my office and asks me if I got their email.

This doesn't happen much any more though since I killed a staffer and put his head on a pike outside my office with a sign to remind people why he died.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid fatty.

NicJ said...

sixth BB of the night.

Paul said...

Double play double play come on.

Paul said...

I'll take it.

NicJ said...

no whammies, no whammies, no whammies.

Dusty Baker said...

Big Z out of the jam.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SADISON

Dusty Baker said...

Are we allowed to use the phrase "douchehole" in this space?

Josh S. said...

The PCS in general this season has my surly factor at 5. They're not bad puzzles, they're just frustrating as hell for me for whatever reason.

Yay VORP! That's where I'm a Viking!

MR. F said...

My general surliness has contributed to my PCS ambivalence of late. That and Axelle Red-themed puzzles kicking my ass earlier this season. I am so easily discouraged right now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for only one of four Xaviers who have ever played in the bigs!

NicJ said...

yet another walk.

NicJ said...

stupid buster.

NicJ said...

oh fuck you zambrano.

Dusty Baker said...

oh fuck you jints

MR. F said...

Fucking oyster pubes.

Paul said...

DeWitt!!!

I knew you would save us.

Lighting speed.

Paul said...

Z pinch hitting for himself.

Dusty Baker said...

3-2 Cubs!

Paul said...

DeWitt scores!! Giants suck!

NicJ said...

cubs take the lead again!!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not very confident in this Cubs pen.

Dusty Baker said...

Bad News Bears 3
Hated Ones 3

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Cubs. Can't they do anything right?

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to quote myself at 9:07 PM when I presciently said, "I'm not very confident in this Cubs pen."

Paul said...

If I am destined to get pissed off watching crappy middle relief this year.

Paul said...

Bill Walton and the Dead in the seats.

Steve Sax said...

3-3 game in the seventh

Paul said...

Nice play Joyce!!

Mr. Customer said...

Holy balls, there's a whole other thread in here!

Paul said...

Lead off walk. Cubs in trouble. Pray for double play.

Dusty Baker said...

I listened to the pre-game on the way home, and they carried the national anthem played by some of the former Grateful Dead band members. One of the only times I've ever been moved during this song.

RIP Jerry! *pours some out*

rbnlaw said...

So, I see the M's turned a triple play as a big FU to Watsamattu.

Sort of like the Orioles playing out their collective asses for Bucky.

And this; FUCK THE GNATS. TOTALLY FUCK 'EM.

rbnlaw said...

^Watsamattau.

My typo has upped the surly factor to 3. I didn't even attempt the puzzle.

Paul said...

They took DeWitt out?! You idiots!

Dusty Baker said...

Wattsamattawitu

Steve Sax said...

cubs are desperately trying to throw this game away

two on, one out, in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth

Dusty Baker said...

Cubs in a jam but 2 outs now w 2 on.

Dusty Baker said...

Out of the jam.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr C 9:38p: Is this what you were referring to at SoSG Fest, when you mentioned the quick proliferation of posts and the Scooby Doo reference?

Steve Sax said...

Strike out Torres
Fly out Renteria

Cubs live for another inning! 3-3 going to the ninth!

Paul said...

The Giants are playing a team without their big hitter again.


Douche bag warning! Wilson up.

Dusty Baker said...

^That jam will be called Drums>Space>Scarlet Begonias in honour of the Dead tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

@Saxy

That was me actually. (And Nic's original Scooby Doo simile)

Paul said...

Posey called for interference. Ha ha.

Steve Sax said...

Buster Posey interferes, Tyler Colvin awarded first base...

one out for Chicago

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, my bad. Sorry there!

I gotta find that scooby doo day again, that was good times. Today, I spent all my blog-related time managing the PCS puzzle...

Dusty Baker said...

That day was hilarious...there were 4 or so relevant posts, and the same 5 or 6 people just went from one post to the other and back to another.

Paul said...

Cubs can't score. I don't feel good about this.

Steve Sax said...

two-out double from Burrell in the ninth; Giants poised to win it

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Rowand pops out to Fonte?NOT to end the inning

To extras in SF!

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

this is a big inning for HLACK's fantasy squad. Come on Byrd & Soriano!!!

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty/Sax

More that I just didn't realize that there was a robust scoreboard watchIng thread after completing the PCS

Dusty Baker said...

You were in a post-PCS haze, Mr C. Put on some Allman Bros and cool down.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I'll take a 2 run bomb from Alfonso right now

Steve Sax said...

I may have made this PCS a bit too hard. I'm double-thinking everything here.

Steve Sax said...

one out for the cubs, man on first, top of the tenth

Steve Sax said...

two on, two out for koyie hill.

please get a hit so i can say "yeah, koyiiieeeeeee"

Dusty Baker said...

That's rich, Sax. I'm embarrassed, frankly, that I didn't think of that Koyie Hill bit before.

Steve Sax said...

well, koyie couldn't get it done. 3-3 going to the bottom of the 10th.

sigh.

Steve Sax said...

@DB: it's easy to think of that phrase when one walks around all day with a big-ass watch strapped to a chain necklace

Steve Sax said...

this is going to be won on a SF solo HR, I know it

Dusty Baker said...

I was trying to preserve your cover, Sax/Flavor.

Paul said...

Colvin. Hit one out please.

Dusty Baker said...

We go to the bottom 11th.

Steve Sax said...

the longer this game goes, the tastier that frog avatar looks

Dusty Baker said...

# 2 pounds frog legs
# 2 tablespoons olive oil
# 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
# 1 shallot, minced
# 2 cloves garlic, minced
# 1 tomato, chopped
# 1 cup chicken stock
# 1/2 teaspoon paprika
# 3 tablespoons flour
# 2 tablespoons parsley (optional)
# salt and pepper

Dusty Baker said...

Bases loaded, no outs for Jints. Pat the Shat up to bat.

Dusty Baker said...

Son of a bitch. Why did Cubs choose tonight to try out some child as a relief pitcher in late innings?

Steve Sax said...

well, marcos mateo, your two straight leadoff singles just cost your team the game in the 11th. nice work, dude.

I never trust guys with two or more first names.

Steve Sax said...

And I really don't trust Philip Michael Thomas.

Dusty Baker said...

Jan Michael Vincent: a-hole

Steve Sax said...

whoomp, there it is. Sac fly wins it for the giants.

Giants are now 1.5 GB in the NL West, and lead the NL WC by one full game over Philly and St Louis.

Steve Sax said...

@DB 10:52p: Dammit, the shallot! I always forget the shallot.

DAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stupid Cubs. This is why they haven't won anything in 102 years.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm up to 5 on the surly scale due to missing a Flavor Flav paraphrase opportunity, Jints losing, and fact that I didn't have time to properly address the puzzle today.

rbnlaw said...

Remember the Home Improvement kids?

Zachary Ty Bryan?

Scumbag.

Josh S. said...

Hmmm...staring at the MLB.tv screen, I notice that when the A's are at Seattle, their logos essentially make "AsS."

That's all I've got.

Dusty Baker said...

That's not nothin', Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty out. Going to hit the sack and let some old Dead songs take me to sleepy land. RIP Jerry!

#NotFadeAway