Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Post-Game 12 Thread: Better Off Dead

GIANTS 4, DODGERS 3

Someday the entire Dodgers lineup is going to show up for a game, and boy, you'd better watch out. The Dodgers' one through five batters went 3 for 20 tonight, while hitters six through eight went 6 for 11. Matt Kemp struck out twice, while Rod Barajas hit a two-run homer. What's up with that? Barajas now has as many home runs (three) as Russell Martin. Although Martin's OPSing 254 points higher....

Ted Lilly was B.O.D. tonight, finally getting past the fifth inning only to cough up the lead by giving up back-to-back homers to Pablo Sandoval and Mike Fontenot. Lilly has not proven to be an innings-eater; he's going to keep the bullpen busy.

It doesn't get easier; free agent-to-be Albert Pujols and the Cards come to Dodger Stadium tomorrow. The Cards pummeled the D'backs 15-5 tonight, so they'll be ready to swing. Lets hope enough Dodgers show up to field a complete lineup.

21 comments:

Paul said...

The Dark side is near now.


An important series this is.

No Hope For Loney said...

It's an awesome spectacle.

Steve Sax said...

that green lantern ride at magic mountain looks cool

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Can we really have important series 12 games into the season?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's supposed to be a plural of series.

Paul said...

They are all important. When you look back at the end of the year. In April they all look so unimportant.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Unfortunately for this team, I don't think we'll be looking back and thinking, "Fuck, we should have won that series against the Cards in April."

We'll be thinking, "Wow, I had no idea James Loney could have -5 home runs."

Paul said...

Probably

But until I buy my Carroll jersey in August I like to believe we have a shot.

Paul said...

Okay maybe until July. Don't want to get all crazy with my August baseball talk.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I know it's the Cards, and the hate for them runs deep, but it's still April, and if we start to think all these games are important, we'll only end up with more holes in our walls.

Oh wait, that's just me.

Paul said...

Remeber that season we didnt lose a series until July?

How the hell did that happen.

No Hope For Loney said...

@ Saxy 10:41pm

My cousin was just there and reported long ass hours wait lines and fights.I know you are sensitive so I don't recommend.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks NHFL. Truth is I haven't been to Magic Mountain in at least eight years, but I'd be psyched to go. They have had gang-fight issues for twenty years now though, as far as I can recall.

Steve Sax said...

And I'm not sensitive. I'm just...highly attuned to my emotions, that's all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Crazy cool stat for the night: this was Kemp's second game of the year without a hit.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck that stupid Giant. Now an avi of someone who knows how to handle cards.

Steve Sax said...

That's funny. As I watched Lilly tonight, I thought of Mattingly. "...I can see you're out of aces."

Paul said...

Davey Lopes knows when to run.

NicJ said...

Diabetus

Steve Sax said...

For a taste of some whisky, I can give Loney some hitting advice

Orel said...

I think Nic is feeling his oat(es).