Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Post-Game 43 Thread: No Beard, No Problem

DODGERS 3, BREWERS 0

Matt Kemp robbing Casey McGehee in the top of first.


Kemp hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the first.

Matt Kemp pulled a reverse Samson and shaved his beard; he was subsequently infused with Bison-like powers, making several dandy defensive plays and hitting the Dodgers' first home run in the past 37 years. Hiroki Kuroda — who is also beardless — was stellar, striking out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Jerry Sands (beardless) added an insurance RBI in the eighth, Kenley Jansen (beardless) got a hold steady and Matt Guerrier (bearded — clearly an aberration) got the save.

The 2011 Dodgers are pretty ugly, but when it comes together (with some help from the Brewers, who stranded eight), it's a pretty sight.

1: AP photo

13 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Chente could be down.

Steve Sax said...

Back from the Ravine. It's nice to win. I'd forgotten how that feels.

SoSG Mini-Fest in full effect, except I forgot to buy Dusty a half a beer! Shit!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Beer me a full beer every other time. ;-)

Steve Sax said...

Touché

Josh S. said...

It was nice meeting "Steve Garvey", aka Sax's dad.

Dusty Baker said...

Great time at the Yard tonight. Not a bad crowd, all told, outside of Josh and Sax and me. Some of the best seats I've ever had at the low, low price of $22.22 US. Josh and I were sitting there dumbfounded as we witnessed this strange "ball hit outside of the infield" as Kemp hit what I think the kids these days call a "home run."

Josh S. said...

The crowd is DYING to flip out for Sands. His first home run at the Ravine is going to be insane.

Dusty Baker said...

I will dry hump the shit out of that scrawny white boy if I'm in the Ravine when he hits his first HR.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I would not call that incentive for Mr. Sands.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't knock it til you've tried it!

Dusty Baker said...

That "Wiki leaks" line by your bro in law was pure genius, Josh. Just noted in my Am perusal of the GT. Cause it's not like I need to get ready for work or anything.

Mr. Customer said...

Re-reading the Game Thread IS getting ready for work, isn't it?

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Sadly, it is a perfect warmup for what I have to deal with daily. Reading the GT is the equivalent of timing the pitcher's pitches from the on-deck circle.