Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Post-Game 44 Thread: Clowned

GIANTS 8, DODGERS 5

Clayton Kershaw suffered his post-bobblehead-night hangover, unusually lasting only five innings and giving up four ER (1 BB, 6 Ks). Most of the pain came in the three-run fourth inning, where the first four Giants singled and Kershaw bled to death from a thousand paper cuts.

The Dodgers finally got to Cain, who had retired the first 12 batters, with a Kemp HR (his ninth) in the fifth. But despite following Kemp's HR with a Juan Uribe walk, a James Loney HBP, and a Jay Gibbons walk--and none out--Rod Barajas, inexplicably-summoned Juan Castro, and Jamey Carroll made sure we wouldn't score any of those baserunners.

And this is where the game seemed to turn. Seventh inning, Barajas scores Gibbons with an RBI double. And then the eighth inning: Carroll with a leadoff single, Aaron Miles worthless and Andre Ethier Ks, and then Kemp singles. And then--THEN, with two out!--Bruce Bochy summons Brian Wilson to pitch. Uribe doubles in Carroll and Kemp, Loney knocks in Uribe with a single to RF, and suddenly it's a tie game going to the ninth. A tie game! The Dodgers hadn't come back from four runs down all year long! This is it!

Except, it's not. These are the 2011 Dodgers, fortified with losers like Lance Cormier in the pen. A two-out, three-run HR to Cody "Rodeo Clown" Ross later, and this game is over. There is no furious comeback for the Dodgers, not tonight, and probably not this year.

54 comments:

Paul said...

We suck.

Did we lose yet?

Steve Sax said...

I think this is the first time that we've EVER put up a PGT before the game ends.

But tonight, it seems very appropriate.

I am getting drunk.

Steve Sax said...

Aaron Miles gets a chance to go 0-for-5 here

Paul said...

Wilson is in pain.

Steve Sax said...

and there you have it. Way to go, Miles.

Steve Sax said...

Jon Weisman is going to be calling the suicide hotlines tonight, poor guy

Paul said...

Okay done. Drinking it up.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: Wait, really? Is Wilson injured? I might schadenfreude from that point alone.

Paul said...

Jamie Carroll McCourt is our only hope.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

These days, Dodger Thoughts require 72-hour psychological evaluation.

Paul said...

Yeah Wilson was really hurt. Looked like the ribs.

Paul said...

In the spirit of the PGT I already opened the beer I was going to have after my vodka.

Jason said...

Damn it.

I published my final Simers piece in the wrong thread.

Damn you, PGT!

NicJ said...

Well the draft is in a few weeks. Maybe if we ask really nice MLB will let us buy something nice.


This is depressing.

Josh S. said...

When did Dodgers Live start this bullshit practice of interviewing the opposing team's hero? I don't need to hear from Cody Fucking Ross. Fuck off, Dodgers Live!

Jason said...

Also, (sigh)

Josh S. said...

Dodgers are something like 1-5 when I post the lineup this season. I'm never posting it again.

Paul said...

How are we doing compared to 2010 Dodgers?

Josh S. said...

Eh, I'm not totally out yet. No one's running away with the NL West. If some of the DL guys can come back and contribute and we jettison some dead weight, we may be able to make a run.

The present state of affairs, however, is alcohol poisoning inducing.

Paul said...

Beard and Fookie. I pray for your health.

Spank said...

Odale!!

Josh S. said...

2010 Dodgers were 25-19 after 44 games.

Holy shit, really?

(crrrrriiiiiiieeeees)

Dusty Baker said...

Getting hammered. This was supposed to be my "sober night." Instead, tequila juice.

Josh S. said...

At least good seats will be negative eleven dollars on StubHub next week.

Paul said...

Glad I didn't make the Chicago trip this weekend. It would be nice to hit the bars but I couldn't use the Dodgers as an excuse anymore.

Steve Sax said...

hey, at least matt cain doesn't get the win

Josh S. said...

I'm still befuddled by the platoon situation in left. If you're gonna platoon, go between Gwynn and Sands. Relegate Gibbons to the bench (or kick him to the curb). Sure, Gwynn's not a power guy, but if he gets on, he's a threat to steal. Gibbons can't really do much of anything at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 10:45p: on the radio show, Suchon interviewed Freddy Sanchez.

We suck so bad, we can't get access to the opposing team's hero. We have to get the opposing team's stand-in.

Josh S. said...

Oh, and FREE AJ ELLIS!!!

Good night! I'm out, bitches!

Paul said...

I can't question how the manager arranges this turd. It is still a turd.

Spank said...

We'll be alright. In 10 years.

Paul said...

I miss the days when we all knew the answer. That answer was Garrett Anderson should not be on the team.

Spank said...

You're going way back,Paul.

(cries)

Spank said...

Loney still sucks.

Not sorry,karina.

Paul said...

The Cadillac stood by the house
And the yanks they were within
And the tinker boys they hissed advice
'Hot-wire her with a pin'
Then we turned and shook as we had a look
In the room where the dead man lay
So big Jim Dwyer made his last trip
To the shores where his father's laid

And fifteen minutes later
We had our first taste of whiskey
There was uncles giving lectures
On ancient Irish history
The men all started telling jokes
And the women they got frisky
BY five o'clock in the evening
Every bastard there was pisky

Fare thee well going away
There's nothing left to say
Farewell to New York City boys
To Boston and PA
He took them out
With a well-aimed clout
He was often heard to say
I'm a free born man of (South LA)

Paul said...

King James has hitting syphilis.

Spank said...

Loney tested positive for suckage.

Spank said...

N/A for Urine

NicJ said...

Cheer up folks!

Interleague is right around the corner to put us out of our misery.

Mr. Customer said...

Misery is all we have! I'm gonna milk out every last drop of it, too.

Mr. Customer said...

Well, I'll say this.

It's not like I didn't know that we sucked beforehand.

I'm gonna just go with "whatever"

Mr. Customer said...

...at least the seats were good!

Mr. Customer said...

...and Brian Wilson can bite my shiny metal ass.

Mr. Customer said...

(cries)

Spank said...

I give Mr.C. props for going to a game against our hated rivals unlike other people who went to a game just for a promotion deal.

Spank said...

I tested positive for muttage.

Fred's Brim said...

get bent, Cody Ross

karina said...

it ain't over 'till it's over, no matter how bad we lose.

Having said that, I'm totally heartbroken about last night's loss.

*cries*

Dusty Baker said...

The numbers are already in this morning: We are not a good baseball team%

Hey, at least our offense stacks up well going into interleague pl.....(cries)

Orel said...

@Sax "I think this is the first time that we've EVER put up a PGT before the game ends."

I remember putting one up early when the Cards were killing us. Josh can probably find it.

Dusty Baker said...

CORRECTION. I left out a decimal point:

.We are not a good baseball team%

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, we've had MFPGTs up before the end of games once or twice before, in my recollection. Usually at readership's urging when times were just too tough.

Steve Sax said...

It actually felt cathartic to put it up as soon as the Ross HR killed us. Almost like an advance to getting closure. I slept peacefully.

Dusty Baker said...

I just ordered more tequila when Ross hit the HR. Others around me did, too. The owner remarked that the Dodgers sucking was great for his bar business.