Saturday, May 07, 2011

Post-Game 34 Thread: Ethier's Streak Ends, Leaving Nothing Left For Which To Cheer

METS 4, DODGERS 2, ETHIER 30

This post-game thread is dedicated to Andre Ethier, whose streak of consecutive games with a hit finally ended today. I didn't even care about the rest of the game, in which the Dodgers left 14 on base and were 1-for-13 with RISP. Dioner Navarro hit his first HR of the year, James Loney had a rare multi-hit game (two hits), and Jon Garland pitched a servicable 6.0 IP with only 2 ER. But who the hell cares; we were only watching to see Ethier.

All I want to do is thank Ethier for keeping me interested in a Dodgers team that is otherwise going nowhere fast.

-30-

42 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Le sigh.
Le suck.

MR.F said...

=(

Dusty Baker said...

Willie Davis RIP. Fade back into the corn fields, 3-Dog - your record is safe.

Steve Sax said...

In happier news, Matt Kemp's late-game SB picked me up the Kemp badge.

I now have four Dodgers (out of the 79 in there right now): Marcus Thames, Juan Uribe, Jamey Carroll, and Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

(I have three Giants.)

Dusty Baker said...

Checking in from Angels Stadium. My report:

Oh you can stick that rally monkey up your ass
You can stick that rally monkey up your ass
You can stick that rally monkey
Stick that rally monkey
Stick that rally monkey up your ass

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Where did you watch the Derby?

Steve Sax said...

willie davis is the new wes parker

Dusty Baker said...

@RBN

In-laws' sofa (Vinny).

rbnlaw said...

OK, how many of you young 'uns actually saw Willie and Wes play?


I did. Saw Maury Wills, Claude Osteen, Don Sutton, Fernando (in the play-offs no less), The Infield, Joe Ferguson, Steve Yeager, Willie Crawford, and a bunch of others who would put guys like Aaron Miles to shame, play.


*cries a nostalgic cry*

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Buena Park?

Dusty Baker said...

Man there are a lot of white people here. Making me nervous...

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, Buena Park.

Neeebs said...

LA Dodgers, RIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I thought that was where the Rally Monkey was hidden, hence the shades of brown on the top of the head

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 7:59p: dude, hee-seop fucking choi would put aaron miles to shame.

in fact, I'm posting a quickie on miles tomorrow.

rbnlaw said...

@Sax:
Word. This team is chuck full of second rate talent, Kemp, Ethier, and a pretty good starting rotation.

Bright side: they're only 6 players away from contending. . .in the weakest division in MLB.


Goddamn.

rbnlaw said...

Jay Johnstone would put Aaron Miles out of baseball.

rbnlaw said...

I need a steak.

Steve Sax said...

I need a smonksteak.

Steve Sax said...

Rox tie it in the seventh, chase Ashley Bumgarner. 2-2, T8 @ the Phone.

Steve Sax said...

More on Ethier's streak here (ESPN's Ian "Ed" Begley).

rbnlaw said...

C'mon, schadenfreude!

rbnlaw said...

Waiting for Pac-Man/Mosley to start.

Virtually speaking.

Josh S. said...

Dug the live performance of Eye of the Tiger.

Josh S. said...

Beer status: Sam Adams Summer Ale

Dusty Baker said...

Surly Status: Mrs Dusty is really mad that I keep singing that Rally Monkey/up your ass song and embarrassing her. But yeah, I'm surly. Who would have thought that would have been the case after I had so many high quality, well priced beer for which I did not have to stand in line.

Dusty Baker said...

What's going on with the fight, Josh?

Josh S. said...

Mosely was knocked down in the third. Now he's being all timid and the crowd is booing the shit out of him.

Josh S. said...

Kinda like Broxton.

NicJ said...

I just saw Elgin Baylor when I was out at dinner!

NicJ said...

His jheri curl was rockin'

Josh S. said...

Mosley's a bitch.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Was he bitching about Donald T?

NicJ said...

The sport of boxing is a joke.

Paul said...

At least last year we had one cool winning streak.

We are gonna be sellers by July. Lilly,Garland,Wide eyes, and Hiro could fetch us some prospects that won't amount for shit.

Paul said...

Clubber Lang was underrated.

Dusty Baker said...

Pls don't call boxing a sport. Any more than you would call wrestling a sport.

Cc: DeLino

Steve Sax said...

all games are over.

80 badges!

Dusty Baker said...

(dry humps the rally monkey)

Paul said...

(dancing to that cool track Mr. F laid down in the Padilla thread)

Spank said...

I thought I had that picture destroyed. Damm you,TMZ!