Saturday, April 09, 2011

Post-Games 7 & 8 Thread: Let's Take Two

GAME 1: DODGERS 4, PADRES 2 (11)
GAME 2: DODGERS 4, PADRES 0

Can we talk about Matt Kemp? In the first inning of Game 2, he should have been caught stealing when Dustin Mosely threw to second after Kemp took off running. But instead of getting into a rundown, Kemp smartly adjusted his slide (above) so Orlando Hudson tagged only dirt. Safe.

Then Kemp proceeded to steal third. In the fourth inning, Kemp gunned down Hudson trying to take second on a fly ball. At the plate, Kemp had three hits — two of them all-hustle infield singles. Oh, and he stole another base in the seventh, for a career-high three steals. If all this is Davey Lopes' doing, then give that man a raise.

Hiroki Kuroda delivered exactly what Doc Brown ordered, holding the Padres scoreless over 8 2/3 innings. He wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, allowing a total of six hits, and was at 117 pitches when Don Mattingly finally yanked him.

Other highlights: Tony Gwynnito, who went 2-for-5, had two stolen bases and played solid defense (in addition to knocking in the Game 1-winning RBI); Andre Ethier, who hit his first home run of the year; Jamey Carroll, who went 3-for-4 with more solid defense; James Loney, with a double-diving defensive dandy to end the eighth.

And what an odd ending: With the bases loaded, Cameron Maybin hit a nubber between second and third. Chase Headley collided with Casey Blake and was called out for interference. And just like that, Jonathan Broxton picked up his second save of the day (for five on the season).

photo by Lenny Ignelzi/AP

77 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Josh S. said...

Was it a save? He came in with a 4-run lead.

The Gameday description of the final play is ricockulous.

Josh S. said...

I guess the tying run was on deck.

Josh S. said...

Yep. It was a save. Don't mind me.

Mr. Customer said...

I was sweating it, but we make double-party anyway.

Spank said...

Let's talk Dre.

Josh S. said...

After 8 games:

2010 Dodgers: 3-5
2011 Dodgers: 5-3

NicJ said...

I think this PGT should have been titled "Russel Martin is a Bitch"


And go Dodgers!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who's pitching tomorrow?

Josh S. said...

Von kept saying Ely, but no official announcement.

Josh S. said...

Vin. Stupid fat thumbs.

NicJ said...

I would say Ely because he is already on the 40 man. Either way it doesn't really matter because this padres lineup is awful.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't care for the Anaheim Ducks. And I'll be damned if we have to play the Vancouver Sedins again.

Spank said...

My money is on Ely for tomorrow.

NicJ said...

If anyone hears a beeping sound that's just the kings backing into the playoffs.

Root for the Blackhawks to lose tomorrow.

NicJ said...

Gurnick just tweeted it's Ely.

Spanks a winner!!

Josh S. said...

Angels had 1st & 3rd with no outs in the bottom of the 13th, but ran themselves out of the inning with some astonishing baserunning boobery.

Dan Haren out of the 'pen to start the 14th.

Josh S. said...

Hmmm...seems Haren is still pretty good at this pitching thing. Glad he's out of the NL West.

MR.F said...

Hooray Go Dodgers!

MR.F said...

@Josh S.,
Your fingers are too fat. To order special typing wand, please mash keyboard now.

Spank said...

I feel like Charlie Sheen.

Steve Sax said...

Mad props to Orel for this PGT so quickly placed. If they only knew you were stationed in Moscow!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers tied for the WC lead with Florida

Steve Sax said...

Oh, so NOW you guys want to flee the SoSG bar early.

Spank said...

hedley

Josh S. said...

I'm still here. Just figured I was talking too much.

Paul said...

@Karina

Love that you referenced the Godzilla soundtrack!! The Wallflowers song was my second favorite. The Rage Against the Machine track tops it in my book. Both great songs.

No Toad the Wet Sprocket on that one.

Paul said...

I won my wine challenge. A lot of brain cells died for it...

Paul said...

So who is making the menudo to get me right in the morning?

Paul said...

Oh yeah did someone mention that we make double party?!?

Paul said...

<~~~~~~ Lucky Oates.

Paul said...

Oops

----------------------> Lucky Oates.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still here. Had to teleport from OC back to Pas.

Just poured myself some Woodford.

Dusty Baker said...

Foo Fighters on SNL tonight?

Paul said...

Aw shit I am no Tv Land. Need to send my direct tv powers.

Just poured some blue label to end the night

Dusty Baker said...

How do you like the blue label, Paul? I've never had it but you're the second person in a week to mention it.

Paul said...

I'm not a big JD guy but this stuff is pretty freaking nice. Complex as hell.

They should call it the Mr. C label.

Dusty Baker said...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have Foo!

Paul said...

Of course Okie Mr C would prefer Wild Turkey. That is what makes him so complex.

Paul said...

Love Foo!!! I Pity the Foo!!' we make foo!!!


*pours out some for nirvana*

*pours out some for Chris Cornell since his music soul is dead*

Dusty Baker said...

*pours some more out for nirvana*

Dusty Baker said...

Paul Reiser is still alive?

Paul said...

The my two dads guy?

Paul said...

Okay one more small taste of blue label but only cause I can reference Mr. C in random situations to suit my not so
Funny comedic postings

Dusty Baker said...

The Mad about You Guy, or as I called it, Mad about the Fact that Show Existed in the First Place.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C status: not up in dis bish.

Paul said...

Damn FB had a lot of vodka....

Dusty Baker said...

And, concurrently, a lot of Red Bull.

Paul said...

That explains his twitching and singing the Devil went down to Georgia in his sleep.

Dusty Baker said...

Naw, he's had that since birth.

Paul said...

But did he sing it in Spanish?

Paul said...

I kind of feel Mr C big times us. He is around but suddenly disappears.

Either he has a life or he is a super hero that fights evil villans.

Paul said...

all I am sayin is how come I have never seen aquaman and mr. C in the same room just once!! ?

Dusty Baker said...

Mr. C has been absent in his SoSG duties lately.

*taunts*

Mr. Customer said...

*streaks*

Dusty Baker said...

I knew it!

Mr. Customer said...

Blue label is mighty fine, no question.

Mr. Customer said...

I can't reveal my evening activities in entirety, but I regret to inform you that a lemur will NOT ride a dog like a pony, even when presented with overwhelming evidence that it should be so.

Dusty Baker said...

Well, shit, I guess I just lost that bet.

Paul said...

Wow Mr. C's dolphins sounded the alarm.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm continually amazed that SNL is allowed to exist and to continue in its existence. The old color test on the TV screen would be better.

Paul said...

Man and FB is quoting the book of revelations in his sleep now!

Paul said...

They get paid to write that shit too!!

Spank said...

What the fuck man? Leave me out hanging by myself.

Dusty Baker said...

I think FB is just reading the ingredients off the back of the Red Bull can, Paul.

Dusty Baker said...

Dear Blogger: How do you live with yourself for creating a system that allows conflicting edits at 12:45AM on a Saturday night where there are only 3 to 4 commenters?

Dusty Baker said...

Foo Fighters back up in dis bish! Hell yeah.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm convinced there's some dark force at work there. It's as if it gets worse every year (and has since I can remember), but Lorne Michaels throws down some of that Canadian voodoo that makes me remember any season 3 years prior to the one currently airing as when SNL was "good", when in fact, it was the same old shite.

Spank said...

I had a conflicting comment at around this same time last night.

Spank said...

SNL.(laughs) I'd rather stare at a bare wall.

Mr. Customer said...

*stares at the bare wall*

Dusty Baker said...

I would rather get raped by a full-grown mountain gorilla than watch another episode of SNL. This is utter fucking tripe.

Dusty Baker said...

AAaaaannnnndddd....good night.

Except you, Lasorda. I hope you have a shitty night.

Mr. Customer said...

Gorillas in the Mist meets Deliverance could actually not be an inaccurate summary of what episodes I've seen recently (minimal, but still)

Spank said...

*pours some out for Phil Hartman*

Fred's Brim said...

I had the craziest dream last night. I was drinking 4Lokos with Penelope Cruz and we went out to hunt down and kick Russel Martin. I woke up before we could find him

karina said...

@Paul that is an excellent soundtrack for a lousy film. Great minds, I guess :). Just want to say I love Chris Cornell's first solo album.

and you all cracked me up with your comments on this thread.