Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post-Game 11 Thread: One Through Four, Then Pray to Score

GIANTS 5, DODGERS 4

Three runs off Tim Lincecum with Chad Billingsley on the mound should be enough to win, but not today. Andre Ethier (2 for 4) and Matt Kemp (2 for 2) roughed Timmy up, but the black hole of the bottom of the lineup sucked the Dodger offense into nothingness. True, James Loney (1 for 4) and Juan Uribe (1 for 3) had an RBI each, but check out the batting averages of our five through eight hitters:

  • Loney: .163
  • Uribe: .147
  • Barajas: .206
  • Miles: .150

It's still early, but we sure could have used some batting presence in the sixth inning, when the Dodgers loaded the bases with one out. Out went Timmy, in came old friend Guillermo Mota, who needed all of six pitches to dispatch Barajas and Miles.

Chad was all right, throwing 99 pitches over five innings and allowing four earned. He made some mistakes, but he also managed to curtail damage when it could have been worse. So much for the ol' win-win theory.

Rubber match tomorrow — will the Dodgers allow the Giants back in the season series, or will they put them in their place?

24 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm back.

NicJ said...

Well we are going up against a lefty tomorrow so that cancels out Andre.

MR.F said...

Stupid giants make baby Jesus cry.

Paul said...

I am really not impressed with Bills. But I am sure he will be great in August and Sept when we are 10 out.

Josh S. said...

Who the hell is that?

Paul said...

Well tomorrow is a big game if you can have big games in April.

NicJ said...

Diabetus

Paul said...

Michael Richards?

Spank said...

haha!!

MR.F said...

I hope NicJ doesn't pull a MRLASC and leave when nobody knows who his avatar is.

Steve Sax said...

Brad Garrett it's Brad Garrett

NicJ said...

It's the post master general.

MR.F said...

Of course I keed MRLASC. Just trying to put Sax on edge. Soon we can condition him to develop a nervous tick involve random utterances of the name "Brad Garrett"!

Paul said...

Is it cold in here?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Stupid Giants.

Josh S. said...

I know who Paul's new avatar is.

That's Barry Zito.

Steve Sax said...

Paul's avatar's eyebrows evoke Lou Ferrigno

Steve Sax said...

where the heck are you guys? It's only 12:10am!

Damon said...

Free Sands

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe had some better swings last night, the double in the 4th and a hard hit fly out in the 8th. I hope that's a sign of things to come.

Loney's swings were worse

Paul said...

I understand now why Oates had a stache.

Fred's Brim said...

because he looks like Gary Dell'Abate without it?

BABA BOOEY!

Neeebs said...

Wilford Brimley sighting?

Spank said...

I spat my coffee out when I read FB's Gary Dell'Abate comment.haha