Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Post-Game 6 Thread: Blake Back, Bills Bombed, Barajas Buoys, But Blue Bows

ROCKIES 7, DODGERS 5

The Dodgers came out swinging today, but unfortunately the Rockies were swinging too, particularly Todd Helton (a three-run HR in the third) and Troy Tulowitzki (a two-run bomb in the fourth). Casey Blake, in his return from the DL, saw his OPS reach 4.000 before settling on a 2-for-3 day with a triple and a HBP.

Chad Billingsley, however, suffered through 86 pitches and lasted only three innings, giving up 5 ER, and that was effectively the dagger. When the 4-2 Dodger lead turned into a 5-4 deficit off the Helton HR, we never saw the lead again. And despite a promising start to the eighth inning (a Matt Kemp leadoff double, which resulted in only a one-run frame), as well as the ninth inning (leadoff singles from Rod Barajas and Jamey Carroll, neither of whom could advance any further when Rafael Furcal flied out and Hector Gimenez and Andre Ethier decided to each K), the Dodgers succumbed meekly at Coors Field.

At least we're hitting, right? Ten hits, yielding only five runs--including solo shots from James Loney and Barajas. But we still can't seem to hit in bunches, and even frames which start with a good foundation feel precariously situated. Tomorrow, a day off before twenty straight gamedays. Time to get down to San Diego, clear the mind and rest the body. I suggest a nice spa.

49 comments:

Orel said...

As Eric Stephen noted, the Dodgers hit what should have been two doubles in the ninth, but ended up with two singles.

Dusty Baker said...

Shoulder gnome time yet, Karina?

Dusty Baker said...

@AC

Are you going straight to he'll, or triple A? Or are they one in the same? Couldn't tell judging from your concurrent comments in the GT.

karina said...

let's make a quick poll, this avatar, gnome on the shoulder or just the gnome?

Orel said...

We are studying gnomenclature, I see.

Orel said...

I say you hold off on the gnome until we're under .500.

Josh S. said...

So...Friday?

karina said...

@Josh I find your lack of faith disturbing

NicJ said...

I thought Josh was singing that Rebecca Black song that all the kind love.

NicJ said...

^kids

Mr. Customer said...

Gnomonclature, you say?

I vote "Shoulder Gnome", though that is a cute photo.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Make of this what you will.

RT @TBrownYahoo: Dodgers hire former LA police chief Bratton to assess security.

Neeebs said...

@Karina: Current photo

Shoulder Gnome is so two years ago.

karina said...

So:

Dusty thinks it's gnome time but he didn't specify which one he wants

Orel says until (if) they drop below

Josh thinks that'll happen on Friday (shakes head)

Mr C prefers gnome on the shoulder

Neeebs likes current pic.

Current pic is losing :(

Steve Sax said...

Giants pounding the Pads

Steve Sax said...

@karina my love, I think we should swap out your pic but not go to the gnome just yet...

karina said...

@Sax all right, I'll change it :(

karina said...

but you'll have to give me some time

Steve Sax said...

the dodgers' season depends on it, karina!

but there's an off-day tomorrow, so don't worry...

Paul said...

I can't start partying partying I can't start partying partying.

Paul said...

I like the Current photo Karina. You gals like a cool rock band.

Paul said...

If we can end the first twenty games 11-9 I would be really happy.

Unless of course that 9th loss came on the twentieth game then I would be pissed they couldn't make it 12-8.

I am so fickle.

Paul said...

Look like a cool rock band that is...the "look" was eaten up by Neeebs third e.

Spank said...

We lost. Fuck it. Bring on the Podrays.I hate those mofo's like I hate the Gnats.

hateHateHATE

Oh yeah,Keep the new avi,Karina.Don't go backward.Go forward.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not disrespecting the current Karina avi. Ya'll look cute as buttons in the photo.

It just makes me nervous not to have the good early-season mojo associated with the shoulder gnome.

@karina - Is "Shoulder Gnome" not specific enough? Are there other kinds of gnomes that you have used in your avi?

Dusty Baker said...

Is there going to be a Lasorda memorial? Some note of his passing? Ghostly visits by Lasorda?*

*ghostly visits being more numerous than previous visits, alas

Paul said...

SOSG Lasorda is dead?

Paul said...

Wait didn't someone else in SOSG die last year as well?

Dusty Baker said...

Mmmmm....sausage lasorda.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Lasorda not on the masthead, so I'm just speculating.

And taunting.

Spank said...

When I die,I'd like to be memorialized with the singing of God Bless America by the SoSG faithfull.

After everyone gets hammered,of course.

Steve Sax said...

@Spanky: what if Rebecca Black is singing GBA?

Spank said...

lakers getting beat

Spank said...

@ Saxy

I'll climb out of my casket and sing it with her,Peaches and Herb styles.

Steve Sax said...

I like my chicken (in the front seat) and bacon (in the back seat) with peaches, herbs, and a dash of ground pepper. Fun fun fun fun!

Spank said...

Fuck Yeah! Rod went long.

Spank said...

I'm going to stick around the Dodger replay until Loney hits the homer. I did not see it when it happened and I still don't believe it.

Steve Sax said...

Spank, I think Loney hit his HR before Barajas did, if I remember the game right...

Lakers down by 5 at half. This is still winnable.

Spank said...

Well fuck me.that's right.

Spank said...

Lebron can't win a championship So he buys a soccer team who has. Now he thinks he is a winner.

Spank said...

Lakers down by 11

Dusty Baker said...

I'm watching the replay now myself since I couldn't watch during the day. Loney did indeed hit the HR before Pack of Cards. Right now it's 4-2 Rox in bottom of the third.

Spank said...

Kobe with a badass basket

Paul said...

What the the Dodgers need is less Hall and more lucky Oates.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

Less Hall! More Oates!

--Quakers of the world unite

Spank said...

Just finished watching Fanboys

--Nerds of the world unite

Fred's Brim said...

The Willawaw has been unmasked/de-ballooned. Fuck that dude and his owly friends. It's FB from now on!

MR.F said...

Ahhh. I'm off to Portland before the puzzle shows up. Ohhhh well.