Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Post-Game 152 Thread: Dodgers Play Dead, Padres Re-Take First

PADRES 3, DODGERS 1

Literally minutes after finding out the Giants had been shutout by the Cubs in Chicago, the Dodgers decided to stick it to their NoCal rivals by having Rafael Furcal and James Loney commit consecutive errors on the same play (turning a 1-0 lead over the Padres into a 1-1 tie with the Padres). Without missing a beat, Ted Lilly then got into the act, allowing Miguel Tejada to hit his 300th career home run to score MSB Eckstein and give the Padres a 3-1 lead. Lilly had a decent night--7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ks--but that third-inning lapse was all it took to tip the scales the Padres' way.

Not that others on the team didn't try to contribute, that is. Besides 0-fers from Loney and Furcal, we also had fruitless nights from Jamey Carroll, Jay Gibbons, and Casey Blake. So it was a team effort of sorts to lose tonight, and let San Diego sneak back into first place in the NL West by a half game. Way to go, Dodgers!

45 comments:

MR. F said...

Another game, another loss.

Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue

Neeebs said...

How the hell does an entire team decide to collectively stop hitting for two and one half months?

HOW????????????????

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs said...

@MLASF:

lix on me. You'll have to fend for parking and food.
==

Some people will do anything for hockey tickets!

Neeebs said...

@Dusty:

And he blew off the invite. Center ice 17 rows up so you can see the corners. $150 each.

Spanky said...

I saw that too DB

Dusty Baker said...

I couldn't let that one go, Spank. I can't believe you left it sitting out there so long. My excuse is that I had to mix a gin and tonic; trying to get in as many as I can as the gin/tonic season is coming to a close.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs, DB

MLASF is a man of shadowy agendas and mysterious purposes, I'll give him that.

Spanky said...

I've been off my game. I think I'm coming up Karina's son syndrome and reached my peak already.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs, etc.

I need to get out to a hockey game soon. Not the biggest enthusiast, but do like it and think hockey is one of best sports to watch live. I would go out to watch the Caps when I lived in DC and had a great time.

Sorry for ignorance, but how are Kings slated to fare this season?

Dusty Baker said...

MLASF is like the god damned Jack Bristow of this space.

Spanky said...

^with


you see. can't even spell

Neeebs said...

Well, if you guys want to catch an ice game, let me know.

Dusty Baker said...

^ That is a compliment, BTW.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

SLIDE!!!

Spanky said...

MY HIP! MY HIP!

Neeebs said...

Kings are slated to have a very good year. They toiled while building through the draft. They have a deep squad. Probably one sniper away from a true contender. Arguably the best d-corps in the league.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think Doughty gets the Norris trophy this year. I can feel it.

Mr. Customer said...

@Neeebs

I hear they have beer. Where do I sign up?

Steve Sax said...

So they sound like the Dodgers, eh Neeebs? Just one piece missing, and it will all be good.

Neeebs said...

Overpriced beer at that.

Sign up via secret email.

SECRET email.

Neeebs said...

Kings need a left wing.

Dodgers need a left fielder.

SAX got it right.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kovalchuk was the NHL's answer to Manny. Imagine if the Dodgers did not sign Manny, but rather someone like Adam Dunn or Bobby Abreu. That's a crude comparison of what the Kings did this offseason. That said, Ponikarovsky is no Dunn.

Neeebs said...

Post Game thread turned to Kings talk.

Dusty Baker said...

MMMMmmmm....over-priced beer.

That has never stopped me.

Dusty Baker said...

Kings are like Obama - both need to get their left wing back.

Mr. Customer said...

"over-priced beer"

As a Dodger fan and Peoples Republic of Santa Monica resident, that constitutes my natural habitat.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs, MLASF

Thx for the rundown on Kings. Very helpful.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Yeah, I'm not really sure what regular priced beer is any more, so I'm so de-sensitized to the over-priced stuff.

But that's what tha terrorists want us to think, right?

Steve Sax said...

hey Neeebs, what's that secret email address again?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What else are we going to talk about, the Dodgers?

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

If we let the price deter us from drinking, the terrorists have already won.

@Sax

I tried the secret decoder ring, but all the letters on it are Es

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr C

They hate our hops!

Paul said...

I opened a wine that was too young to open and I knew it. But I felt it would be okay. Now I am tasting and thinking too young.

I knew this!! Classic rookie mistake.

I need to make the trip to a King game. I have some Dodger money stashed away since I stopped going in June. Ironically after the Yankees series.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: so what you're saying is, after the Yankees series, there was nothing left on the Dodgers schedule that interested you?

You're making the Dodger marketing geniuses smile. "Rivalry Renewed" winner!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

That's not irony. It's defeat.

Come down for a Kings game and we can all hit the town.

Schoolboy error on the young wine. It happens to the best of us.

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

That never happens when you drink Boones Farm.

Neeebs said...

@Sax:

you are the keeper of the secret.

Paul said...

yeah i planned to go but nothing else was advertised every 5 seconds to make me feel inadequate if I didn't go.

I am down for a Hockey road trip.

Neeebs likes his wine like his women, young and cheap.

MR. F said...

What did MRLASF do to earn Jack Bristow status?

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr F

Mr C said re MLASF:

"MLASF is a man of shadowy agendas and mysterious purposes, I'll give him that."

Jack Bristow territory right there.

Josh S. said...

I'm hoping the Giants lose today, so we can win tonight without knocking the Pods out of first. As it stands now, if the Dodgers don't win another game this season, they'll end up tied for third worst record in the 162-game era (after '92 and '05).

Josh S. said...

^Their own third worst record, not third worst in baseball.

karina said...

why don't you leave Neeebs alone? :(

Neeebs said...

@Karina:

Thanks for the support. I know you have my back here.

But...I can handle these guys.

It's all in good fun.

Mr. Customer said...

We tease because we love.