Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Game 145 Thread: Sept 14 @ Giants, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (11-10, 2.99) vs. Barry Zito (8-12, 4.14)

The Giants sit a mere half-game out of first place in the NL West and are fighting to stay alive, winning seven of their last ten. The Dodgers are throwing minor leaguers galore out there on the field and not playing particularly well, losing seven of their last ten. And now the teams meet for their last head-to-head series of the year, with the season series basically deadlocked (LA has won 7 of 15).

Kershaw, who hasn't had a win since August 17, has had three losses in his last four starts thanks to shoddy run support (no more than two runs in any of the three losses). So why do we think the Dodgers will bury zito? Well, Zito hasn't had a win since July 16, 11 starts ago--and is riding a streak of six straight losses. Let's see what we can do to keep things rolling along.

(Meanwhile, Padres @ Rockies (Garland vs. Hammel) will start at 5:40p PT. With roughly a 90-minute lead, the other game should indicate how desperately the Giants might play tonight...)

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Josh S. said...

Furcal 6
Ethier 9
Blake 5
Kemp 8
Gibbons 3
Barajas 2
Carroll 4
Johnson 7
Kershaw 1

Josh S. said...

YES! The return of crudely Photoshopped puns!

Josh S. said...

I thought we were past all that.

rbnlaw said...

It is comforting to know that we can all trace the beginning of the end to the night in The Frisco when the Dodgers beat the Giants after the Giants had hit into 5 double plays on the night.

By the end of the series, Bengie Molina was no longer a Giant; Buster Posey was Vin's new girlfriend, and; the Dodgers began melting down faster than a Ukrainian reactor core.

We can only hope for a season busting sweep of the Hated Ones in Halloween colors.

Josh S. said...

Is it ironic that a team in Halloween colors almost never plays in October?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...
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Josh S. said...

Cue dammit in 3..2..1...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And that's why you hit refresh after more than 20 minutes.

(arm falls off)

Josh S. said...

I am a speedy whore.

MR. F said...

I, too, appreciate the crudely Photoshopped puns.

Paul said...

@Mr. F.

Works is nuts right now so probably not in the cards this week. Still holding out hope to slip in Thursday. Also maybe go to the 3rd game of the Giants-Dodgers series.....

congrats to my Texas nemisis arch-rival MB for a solid win. That Calvin Johnson call really fucked me up.

Next is the People's champ Karina.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Going against Karina is like the Dodgers going against the Cubs.

Paul said...

Gotta get my sexy back. Frank Gore was awful.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dodgers release tentative 2011 schedule.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The season opener is at home against Frisco on a Friday, which is very strange. I don't recall a season opener being on a Friday.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tigers, ChiSox, and Twins are on the docket for Interleague, as well as two usual matchups with the Anaheim Angels of Costa Mesa of Garden Grove of Yorba Linda of Laguna Niguel

MR. F said...

Rockin' the YL!

Josh S. said...

There, you got your unsexy matchups back. We're probably all better for it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, probably not. We'll just end up sucking again.

I WANT THE FUCKING ROYALS AND ORIOLES, DAMMIT

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm wondering since the opener is a Friday, if they decide to make it a night game.

Josh S. said...

Wait, so the season starts earlier, but Interleague spills over into July? And only the Tigers and Angels at home? How will Frank market a ticket package?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SEE THE RIVALRY BEGIN WITH THE TIGERS!!! BUY YOUR TEN-GAME TICKET PLAN TODAY!!!

Josh S. said...

At home on Father's Day? What about the Father's Day catch?!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor Presents: Ken Gurnick's Tweets From the Past!

"John Lindsey made his Major League debut when announced as a pinch-hitter, but never batted and left for another pinch-hitter."

This has been: Ken Gurnick's Tweets From the Past!

Paul said...

No Yankees?!?! Shiiiiiiit. What is the point?

If you want tickets for the Yankees in 2016 you must buy ticket packages for 2011-2115.

Steve Sax said...

Pods up 2-0 in the first

MR. F said...

No Yankees? I for one am happy that there's no one on our schedule that I hadn't heard of until this year.

Josh S. said...

Pity the ChiSox series is in Chicago, if they do re-sign Manny.

Spanky said...

Mr.F you still at work!

@ paul

Is that a mink Everett is wearing?

GIANTS SUCK!

MR. F said...

Hopefully after midnight-ish I can take the rest of the week off... or at least most of it...

Josh S. said...

DAMMIT

#twittertuesday

Paul said...

@Josh

why the dammit?

@Spanky

yes it is. Only the finest for our phantom sack hero

MR. F said...

@Spanky. Oh I'm not going to today's game. I just asked if others were going to any of the games up here. If I go to any game, it'd be tomorrow, but that's not for sure.

Steve Sax said...

Padres now up 4-0, in the fourth

Josh S. said...

@Paul

I didn't finish reading the question before I answered, and misspelled my answer to boot.

Steve Sax said...

The Rivalry Repurposed: ChiSox-Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Twins-Dodgers: The Rivalry Reimagined

karen said...

Greetings Fellow SoSGer's...

Can we please get a W tonight Blue??

MR. F said...

Greetings, Karen.

Paul said...

2011 here we come. Dodguary baby!!!

karen said...

"The opportunity to spoil is there" - Vin

Let's go spoilers!!

karen said...

I'm liking the EK goatee

MR. F said...

Eric Stephen notes:
'A KCAL ad for Thursday’s game just said “The Dodgers can’t win the west, but watch them keep the Giants from the playoffs.”'

karina said...

Epale everyone!

waiting the Yankees-Rays game ends so I can watch the game on tv

karen said...

Epale Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This regular lineup sure does bear some striking similarities to the B-lineup.

karen said...

@MLASF--We're a pretty sad looking team these days

karina said...

Mr LASF, I feel very numb because I don't understand what you mean with

"Going against Karina is like the Dodgers going against the Cubs."

Paul, I don't care what the preview says, you could beat me in a heartbeat

Mr. Customer said...

Evenin', earthlings.

Josh S. said...

@Mr F

I beat Eric Stephen to noting that in the last game thread.

karina said...

Granderson just made the catch of the week, preventing the Rays walk off over the Yankees, going to extras and I have to wait to watch the game.

boooooooooooo

Spanky said...

GIANTS SUCK!

karina said...

"Gameday is currently unavailable for this game, please try again later"

karen said...

Evenin' Mr.C

karen said...

I hope we don't have to hear about Buster Posey all night.

I love you anyway, Vinny.

Spanky said...

What's the haps Peeps?

@ Karina

Must be regional cause it is on in my neck of the woods

MR. F said...

Epale Karina!

MR. F said...

Sorry Josh S.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I make the comparison because everybody roots for the Cubs.

karina said...

@Josh it's so sweet you are already wondering about Father's Day catch. They might schedule the week before, just a guess.

I'm excited for the White Sox-Dodgers games and any excuse is a good excuse to watch the Twins play ;)

Josh S. said...

Kershaw needs 2 Ks to reach 200 for the season. He is currently 3rd in the NL, behind Halladay an Timmeh.

Josh S. said...

@Mr F No, I'm sorry. I realize I sounded douchier than I had intended.

karina said...

Mariano, hurry up!

Spanky said...

Personal request for a beanball Kid K

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S

Damn! This team is so bad that I sometimes forget how good Kid K has become.

karina said...

Crawford doing his best Kemp technique at bad baserunning.

"imitation is the best form of flaterry" or whatever it is said.

Got Gameday again and just realized Kemp was caught stealing again.

sigh

karen said...

Freaking Matt Stairs

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Chutzpah.

Spanky said...

Damn you Dre!

NicJ said...

The sad part is we are probably looking at the same offense we are going to have next year.

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Can't even hit Zito

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's violate a multitude of Homeland Security laws and regulations for the sole purpose of pointing out planes who do not allow free checked baggage.

What? Oh, I was thinking out loud after that Southwest Airlines commercial.

NicJ said...

you look to be a heavy favorite for the upcoming matchup MLASF.

Ask jason how that worked out for him this week.

(smack)

MR. F said...

@Josh S., it's okay. I'm sorrier.

NicJ said...

SUCK IT GINTS!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

See what chanting Beat LA in the middle of the fourth will get you?

karen said...

HaHa Assholes

Spanky said...

Looks like Mlasf's going to be the Kemp of the league.

karen said...

Brave peeps representing

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And Thomas Jones is one of the RBs. Just wait until I pick up Brandon Jackson.

Spanky said...

Speaking of Kemp


Get a hit MUTT

karina said...

It's so mature to doodle over Dodgers' fans faces on TV

NicJ said...

actually you will probably take that game. My match ups once again are a nightmare.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You got lucky, Spanky. My team is better than ever. Favre's back in the Metrodome against Miami's weak-ass defense. DeSean Jackson gets to pick apart Detroit. The Ravens' D will destroy the Bengals!

NicJ said...

looks like kershaw is headed for yet another 1-0 loss.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What the hell is everyone cheering about? You're beating a team under .500, dumbasses! You're supposed to win!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Check that, it's a tie game! You're tied with a team under .500, dumbasses!

MR. F said...

6-4 Padres.

Spanky said...

Actually I did get lucky. I thought I was going to eat a big fat one for sure.

Spanky said...

Pack of cards showed nothimg but jokers on that AB

karina said...

Who's watching the Giants broadcast?

There's a mom, full dressed as a Giants fan, with a baby on her knees, wearing full Dodgers gear. Both of them are surrounded by Giants fans.

NicJ said...

dont watch karina, they are going to eat the baby.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No, Nic. The baby's a sacrifice to Sandoval.

GET IN MAH BELLAH!!!

David said...

Oh well. I guess it was unrealistic to hope that Kershaw would phase the minimum

David said...

These are some quick-ass at-bats.

Spanky said...

He loves them Baby Backs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kings win a preseason shootout against Phoenix.

NicJ said...

you would hope the dodgers would try against the giants.

doesnt look like it so far.

Spanky said...

LFP claimed Ackbar the MVP of the Dodgers the other day.

I say it's the fans for putting up with this crap.

NicJ said...

everythings coming up kings!!

NicJ said...

i would say kershaw.

or the fans.

NicJ said...

looked like it hit the knob.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Vin Scully, for talking about crap day in and day out.

Mr. Customer said...

Say what you want about The Admiral, he at least seems like he cares.

Spanky said...

Johnson got abused.

karina said...

I demand payback for Johnson.

NicJ said...

make them pay andre!!!

Spanky said...

Redeem yourself Dre. I demand an R.B.I.

NicJ said...

remember when andre was getting walked to get to manny?

seems like decades ago.

karina said...

@NicJ @Mr LASF hahahahahaha, the only explanation I can come up with is the dad is a Dodgers fan

NicJ said...

casey seems to get a lot of key hits against the giants.

lets see if that trend continues.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YES! CHEER FOR YOUR PRECIOUS GIANTS REMAINING IN A TIE WITH TEAM UNDER .500!

dumbasses

Spanky said...

Do it BEARD!

karina said...

Blake, teach Zito he's not good enough to dominate you three times in a row

NicJ said...

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

karina said...

I'll take that!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

STOOPID URIBE

karen said...

Suck that you black and orange bastards!!

David said...

bases loaded, 2 outs, yet gameday says (In play, no out)

Stop lying to me!

NicJ said...

kemp gets a gold star for the year if he gets anything but a out right here.

ill even take a reach on error.

Mr. Customer said...

HA-ha!

/muntz

Josh S. said...

Standing O for 5.2 IP? Fuck you!

Spanky said...

RANCHO STRIKOUTIENDO

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wah wah wah, I'm Barry Zito, I get paid millions for being mediocre, I screwed that hot chick from Charmed, woe is me, wah wah wah.

Dumbass.

karina said...

@karen just for the record, black and orange together on baseball uniforms don't always connote bastardization.

:(

Spanky said...

^E

NicJ said...

orange and black = pure evil.

NicJ said...

looked like a strike to me.

NicJ said...

burn in hell kemp.

Josh S. said...

KEMP'D?

NicJ said...

now since Kershaw has been sitting for like half an hour he will give up a run here.

karina said...

@NicJ noooooooo, it's not pure evil.

I'm forced to wear orange and black for baseball games and I swear for whatever/whoever you want I'm not evil :(

Spanky said...

DAMN YOU KKEMP! DAMN YOU!

(punches head through the wall, Roy Batty styles)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nic's right. It's evil.

Fucking Kemp.

David said...

One more strikeout until 200 for Kershaw...but tonight seems to be the night of groundball outs.

NicJ said...

the rockies are doing that stupid thing where they come back in the 9th inning.

David said...

now batting, aeee-yooo-hehn-eee-ohh velez!

Spanky said...

Velez looks like cousin Martin except the fact he doesn't have a droopy eye

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wasn't Velez the one who put San Francicso on the map?

el montanero said...

is there a consensus as to who we hate least in the division? for me it actually is the rox.

Spanky said...

^my


STOOPID LAPTOP

karina said...

CarGo was on third! his right wrist hurts..

Mr. Customer said...

@EM

Can't stand the Rockies because of Jim Tracy's ridiculous face. Better than the Giants, though.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey look, it's that kid from Burbank!

Go finger yourself, Freddy.

NicJ said...

dont let the gimp beat you kid k.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Does Jim Tracy have a ridiculous face? Somewhat. But does he get the job done? You betcha.

karina said...

@Mr LASF it's not evil. It carries a curse: any team that carries those colors is destined to futility in the postseason.

Paul said...

You can't beat LA! We beat ourselves! Ha ha jokes on you.

MR. F said...

@elmontanero

Rockies........ D-Bags........................................................................................................ pod-rays................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ vagiants

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Karina - Or being hated by me!

Spanky said...

@ Karina

Call it a career fo CarGo.

MR. F said...

ugh, should be more dots.

NicJ said...

SUCK IT FREDDY!!!

Josh S. said...

Elusive 200th K.

MR. F said...

Pads win.

Paul said...

Come on Jay.

Paul said...

Fuck!

Spanky said...

@ Paul

Why you gotta bring up the phantom sack earlier FOOL.

That is the first thing that comes to mind when I see Senor Happy Feet.

Mr. Customer said...

Bless you, San Diego. Back to this one.

el montanero said...

@Messrs C and F

that's how i have them ranked as well. i hate the rockies, their stupid dinosaur mascot, ugly unis...as well as jim tracy's poopie face. and something about his accent, just bugs the shit out of me. but 'zonies are bigger a-holes, sandy eggo has a second city syndrome akin to boston, and jints fans...no need to explain there.

Mr. Customer said...

The first thing that comes to mind when I see Everett is him physically assaulting Jim Rome.

Spanky said...

Calamari'D

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Funny. The first thing that comes to my mind is Chris Evert.

Spanky said...

@ Mr. C

That too!

Spanky said...

Fuckers

David said...

YESSSSS

Josh S. said...

TWOO HUNDRED BUTCHES

Josh S. said...

FUCKING IPHONE KEYBOARD

MR. F said...

I hate those Giants sons of Butches.

Josh S. said...

I just described part of the stadium crowd.

MR. F said...

Oh yeah, 200K's!!!

Mr. Customer said...

God, I'm still laughing, only because it's usually me.

Mr. Customer said...

...Li'l bastard doesn't understand I use "hell" 583 times more frequently than "he'll", either.

Paul said...

Giants announcers just showed a baby in the stands and said his first words will be "beat la".

Too funny that means the kid will bypass mom and dad or even go giants.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

His first words should be "Fire Joe Morgan."

MR. F said...

Why did Zito leave the game?

Josh S. said...

Our offense still stinks to high heaven.

I feel like knofing some butch in the robs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Knofe on, Josh. Knofe on.

Spanky said...

Torre must be nappin' cause C.K. is still out there

MR. F said...

Yahoo says 84 pitches through 7, Spanky.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Even Vin knows the fans are dumbasses.

Spanky said...

6 inning pitch limit Mr.F

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Casey could have taken a short jog to Oakland and back and still have time to throw out Sandoval.

MR. F said...

Ah. Because it's the end of the season?

Paul said...

@Spanky

remember flipper's 300 yard plus night against the Saints? I would like to see that fantasy line.

Suck it Jints!

Spanky said...

Did he have time to trim his beard too?

Paul said...

Lotnoff the butches!!

Paul said...

Plashcke was right we never needed a big bat. We needed a shutdown starter.

Josh S. said...

I honestly don't get the panda hats.

-Sandoval is declining.
-They look about 100 times more embarrassing than Manny wigs. (At least in that case you could say you're trying to look like your favorite player.)
-They're probably expensive as fuck.

Spanky said...

@ Paul

It was a thing of beauty. No one could cover him that night. But yet it was the Aint's.

Paul said...

@Josh

street vendor sell them. I dont know if they are the authentic ones. You need the authentic one.

Josh S. said...

Between Romo and Wilson, there must be a run on beard dye in Frisco.

Spanky said...

Eh! Hometown boy makes it big. Too bad Romo. Fuck You Gnat!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Plus they had to kill real pandas to make them.


Poor Ling-Ling.

NicJ said...

on one hand i want kershaw to have the chance to pick a CGSHO, on the other the way the season is going he will blow it and get a loss.

Paul said...

My s has been inconsistent tonight.

Josh S. said...

Last year they had a Merkin, now it's all about fake beards.

NicJ said...

a one hit victory would be so sweet against the gints.

we still have three outs to get though.

Paul said...

Why I a nervous? We are gonna screw this up. Nothing to worry about.

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