Thursday, May 19, 2011

Post-Game 45 Thread: The Big Tease

GIANTS 3, DODGERS 1

What. Is. The. Point? Why even go through all the motions to have one's hopes lofted when Jerry Sands doubles in Rod Barajas, notching the Dodgers' first run of the game in the ninth inning (only one Dodger, Russ Mitchell, had reached third base all game--and that was in the fifth inning)?

And then seeing Bruce Bochy call for Brian Wilson, a precarious disaster of a closer (and believe me, we know that type well)? Just to watch Jay Gibbons, who can't even see the ball, get walked by Wilson on five pitches? And then watch James Loney, pinch hitting for Ramon Troncoso, also get walked on five pitches to load 'em up?

So up comes* Jamey Carroll, one of the three Dodgers hitting north of .300, with two out and rancho ardiendo? But of course, it's a tease. Carroll's bloop to right field didn't drop. And the Dodgers didn't win. In fact, we gave a Giants pitcher his first win of the year. And we drop to five below .500, wrapping up a solid 2-5 homestand.

At least, I suppose, this loss goes down easier than last night's game-tying rally in the eighth (only to lose it right after that in the ninth).

But SoSG is here to give you upside, in the form of other teases that aren't late night talk show hosts wearing kilts. Enjoy, readers!

(*) Yes, I'm changing tenses all over the place. I'm pissed off. And, I'm pissing off. And I am to be pissed off.

16 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, that's Nigel Wick!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Just out of curiosity, are Nick and Paul from the Unicron* fantasy league the SoSG regulars Nic and Paul?

*Intentional misspelling

Paul said...

More fuckin cowbell!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

You'd think this would have to piss these guys off, getting beat down - at home - again.

It's gotta. No?

Paul said...

I don't think so unless my evil personality has a proclivity for unicorns.... again.

NicJ said...

Nah, not me.

I love baseball too much to ruin it by playing fantasy, but I sit through these games everynight so it can't be any worse than this.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So can it be a real SoSG fantasy league if no SoSG regulars participate?

Paul said...

maybe it is fantasy league of a fantasy league.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shit-sucking mary mother of god damn crap., why do you torture us so???!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry I'm late on this:

Drinking Manhattans in the back bar of Pacific Dining Car, Vinny!

Paul said...

Well I guess Tron didn't implode.

Jason said...

Wait, I thought the season already ended.

Can I still vent my annoyed displeasure by drinking to excess?

Spank said...

It's working for me,Jason>

Spank said...

^.

Dusty Baker said...

It's our only recourse.

Neeebs said...

Can we hire Bianca as our designated hitter?