Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Post-Game 57 Thread: About That Juggernaut...

ROCKIES 3, DODGERS 0

In came the Dodgers, winners of three in a row and platers of 23 runs in their last three games. And before them stood the wiry Ubaldo Jimenez, 0-5 this season with a 5.86 ERA, and clearly and uncharacteristically lost this 2011 season. But just like Spider-Man versus a Juggernaut, the skinny little guy pounded us with fastballs until we restored back to our meek human form.

Through the first eight innings, Jimenez had shut down the Dodgers, who had only eked out three hits, with no runner coming within a whiff of second base. Then Rafael Furcal singled to lead off the ninth, and Casey Blake moved him over to second on a comebacker. So this is what second base looks like! But Andre Ethier flied out to center and Matt Kemp promptly struck out. So the Dodgers go 0-for-2 with RISP, which is pathetic not only for the 0 but also for the 2. There goes the win streak.

Congratulations, Ubaldo, on your first win of the season! Now if you'll excuse us, we have some wounds to which we must tend. Please help yourself to the Don Mattingly bobbleheads on the way out of the Stadium, and don't mind the smoke from the reserve level.

31 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh my God, why don't you start a Marvel blog and report their news on that blog.

Steve Sax said...

At this point, it could even be an X-Men blog.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SC, I know you've got some geek blood in you.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm a DC person.

Neeebs said...

I'm waiting for Submariner.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SC is waiting for Aquaman.

Steve Sax said...

I'm waiting for Godot.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, back to this one: the Dodgers are scoreless in the month of June

Spank said...

I'm waiting for guffman.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm waiting for Superman.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm waiting for Frank McCourt to be ridden out of town on a rail.

Jason said...

To sum up: the Dodgers suck again, the nude Blake Lively pics turn out to be fakes, and pot is now illegal for tourists in Amsterdam. What a crappy month this turned out to be.

Shaq retired so it hasn't been a total loss, I guess. I'm sure his press conference should be funny but, if he doesn't step to the podium dressed like Craig Sager, it will be the biggest missed opportunity in comedy history.

Paul said...

I am waiting for Gleek....even though he was rumored to die in the the 2009 SOSG post season funeral/party.

Paul said...

Gleek was a he right? I'll need to ask Mr. C.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

Well, yes and no…

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 10:07p: those are fakes? Shit.

Steve Sax said...

I do think it's funny that the guy who complains about the Marvel references drew in heat vision on his Matt Kemp avatar.

Josh S. said...

But heat vision is a Superman thing.

Josh S. said...

I'm cautiously optimistic about X-Men: First Class.

Josh S. said...

The game sucked, but my view was nice an the company was good. Dusty even took out a second mortgage to buy me a FULL PRICE birthday beer.

Dusty Baker said...

(panhandles)

Dusty Baker said...

Just sent a pic and short recap to you, Sons.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 10:24p: January Jones is worth the price of admission alone.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: Got it. Thanks, check your email

Dusty Baker said...

(checks)

Steve Sax said...

(balances)

Spank said...

(withdrawals)

Spank said...

My shit is starting NOW!

Spank said...

I hope I survive this one.

*puts on birthday suit*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon, Sax, that's comic books 101.

DelinO said...

I'm the Ubaldo, bitch.