Friday, May 20, 2011

Post-Game 46 Thread: That Was...Unexpected

Russ Mitchell saves the day.

DODGERS 6, WHITE SOX 4 (10)

Top of the ninth. White Sox 3, Dodgers 2. Little-used Russ Mitchell up. White Sox de facto closer Sergio Santos pitching — he of the 20 straight scoreless innings. Two out, Dodgers almost down to their last strike. Game over, right?

Nope. Mitchell socks a game-tying home run (!), the Dodgers add three more runs (!!) in the top of the tenth (including a James Loney RBI double (!!!)), and Don Mattingly uses three pitchers to close it out.

Matt Kemp's two-run homer in the first kept the Dodgers in the game, and the only negative news from tonight's game is that Juan Uribe left in the seventh with a strained hip flexor. After all, it wouldn't be a Dodger game without another injury.

AP photo

18 comments:

Josh S. said...

RIP Macho Man,
Long live Mitcho Man!

Steve Sax said...

Hugh Hefner gets strained hip flexors all the time. You don't hear him complaining.

Steve Sax said...

Nats 17, O's 5.

Need I say more.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Nats!

Mr. Customer said...

*snaps into a 21 Slim Jim salute*

Mr. Customer said...

*dies of mechanically separated chcken poisoning*

Dusty Baker said...

*snaps into a 21 Slim Jim salute for Mr. C on the occasion of his death*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm just going to take the time to state the obvious:

Hawk Harrelson is the devil.

That is all.

Dusty Baker said...

Did we still win? Just checking.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnats win 2-1. Fuck 'em all.

(double flips off Jon Miller)

Steve Sax said...

(reflection of both fingers off of Jon Miller's shiny dome)

Spank said...

*waxes on,waxes off jon miller's shiny dome*

Dusty Baker said...

Last call! Bar's closing.

Spank, I'm trusting you with the keys to this place....

Spank said...

Banzai,Dustysan!

Josh S. said...

What the hell kinda bar closes this early on a Friday?

Steve Sax said...

Dude, I'm stil serving. Not my fault if Dusty is face down by the pool tables.

Spank said...

Rack 'em up!!!

Dusty Baker said...

(wakes up in pool of his own....tequila)

Where my dogs at?