Friday, May 13, 2011

Post-Game 39 Thread: Super-Gritty

DODGERS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 3

Scratch & claw was the rule of the day. Clayton Kershaw pitched out of sticky jams in the first and third, eventually throwing 106 pitches over seven innings, striking out 11. Rod Barajas hit a solo homer (are there any other kind?), but the rest of the runs were manufactured. Jamey Carroll (on base three of his four PAs) and Aaron Miles (2 for 4) set the table, and Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp pulled out the tablecloth (one RBI apiece). And the flowers are still standing!

Don Mattingly called on Vicente Padilla to close it out, and the Sweaty One got two out while allowing two runs, trimming the lead to one. Nervous-making time. But Mattingly then summoned Kenley Jansen, who got the final out on four pitches.

9 comments:

Paul said...

Kevin Kennedy has a ghostsache

Paul said...

Or is it a ghostee?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Please. Everyone knows the grittiest win ever came from David Eckstein's walk off home run.

Orel said...

You're right. Title adjusted in deference to MSB.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks for the PGT Orel

Saw it when it was 4-0. Glad we scored four since we needed em all.

Dusty Baker said...

VPad's sweat has a half life.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck this Chief of Staff job. *quits, throws off apron*

I'm just going door-to-door selling Grit to suburban white people.

Steve Sax said...

Seven cents a copy is pretty damn compelling, I agree.

That must mean the LAT makes $14.42 every weekday.

Josh S. said...

This season has been like comics in the '90s: Grim and gritty.