Sunday, June 05, 2011

Post-Game 60 Thread: Third Winning Series In A Row

"You think my thunder thighs are large? Check out my third leg today!"

DODGERS 9, REDS 6

Chad Billingsley had a start for the ages. Only 5.0 IP, yielding 8 H and 4 ER, with 3 Ks and 3 BBs: not a great pitching line. But 2-for-2 with a game-leading 3 RBI, including a solo HR in the second, as well as a RBI double and an RBI walk? Unbelievable. And as Mr. F. said in the Game Thread, Billingsley--now batting .304--just needs to learn how to play first base.

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with yet another HR, his third in two days, and 2 RBI. Rod Barajas also got a couple of RBI on a bases-loaded, two-out double. And the Dodgers rolled to seven runs in the first three frames, and never trailed in this game.

It got dicey there in the ninth inning, when John Ely, who pitched a decent sixth-through-eighth innings, walked the first batter (Ryan Hanigan) and was pulled. Josh Lindblom then walked the next batter and hit the next one, loading the bases with none out. But Lindblom settled to get Paul Janish to fould out, Chris Helsey to fly out to right (scoring Hanigan) and struck out Drew Stubbs to end the game. The Dodgers win their third series in a row and now head to Philadelphia to face some scrub named Cliff Lee, who has a losing record (4-5). No problem!

photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

67 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

woop!

Greg Zakwin said...

^^^^

there it is

Steve Sax said...

Greg! Haven't seen ya' lately!

Greg Zakwin said...

I know, right?

Damn classes and general laziness.

Josh S. said...

General Laziness is my favorite member of the military. He only makes you do one push-up.

Steve Sax said...

That Pujols guy is pretty good. Back-to-back walkoffs? Wow.

Mr. Customer said...

You might get a few votes for Corporal Punishment, in the right circles.

Mr. Customer said...

(stupid fat fingers)

Steve Sax said...

Why the deletions?

Steve Sax said...

Oh, they're back now...

Mr. Customer said...

Sax, I deleted because the first was typo-laden, and I couldn't just leave it be.

Orel said...

I deleted your deletions.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, we won! How about that!

Neeebs said...

My favorite soldier is Private Matters.

Neeebs said...

Followed closely by Private Benjamin.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Does Lee Majors count?

Dusty Baker said...

Private Parts

Paul said...

Scouting Report from the Giants triple A park: Giants suck.

Josh S. said...

Additionally, fuck them.

Steve Sax said...

Is Sandoval participating in the between-innings competitive eating contest?

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, it's only 4 pm and I have no more baseball today!!!!

Paul said...

Sandoval just ate my son's chew toy.

Paul said...

Ha Beat LA sign sighting. Rockin my Kemp t shirt. Little Dude wearing Pedoria shirt but has a Dodger beanie.

Paul said...

Think these goofballs still think Vegas is the Dodgers triple a team. Too funny.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck it, I'm counting Lee Majors.

Dusty Baker said...

If Chris Bosh were a Dodger fan and posted on this site, he could say "Bosh up in dis bish!" and I would find that humorous.

That's all I got. Sure wish we were playing two today.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NBA Finals GT:

Dusty Baker said...

I do not like the Miami Heat.

Nor do I like the Miami heat.

Paul said...

I do not like Bosh James or Wade. I do not like them in the shade. I do not like them with a high top fade.

Dusty Baker said...

I also don't like 5 minutes of commercial breaks at every damn game stop. Really screws up rhythm, intensity, and drama of the game.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't like Lasorda, either.

Dusty Baker said...

If I wanted to watch a buncha players not guarding anyone I'd watch old Lakers tapes. Come on, Mavs, get with it!

Dusty Baker said...

Dirk just took about 6 steps on that sequence leading up to his layup.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Barea Spanish for shit?

Dusty Baker said...

Mavs missing 3s. That takes a serious bite out of their game plan.

Dusty Baker said...

Ten point game as halftime approaches. Come on, Mavs - feel the hate, and channel it!

Josh S. said...

So, Sax is ignoring Braves/Mets like the rest of America.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm trying to get some badges from the other baseball game still going on. Pathetic.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

I saw X-Men today. Loved it! Glad you talked me into it.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: and how smokin' hot was January Jones?!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I didn't think she was smokin' hot at all. She looked like she was 50 years old! Also really bad acting. Sorry I can't get into this one.

Josh S. said...

Rose Byrne WAY outhots January Jones.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, I never said she'd be a good actress. She just has to stand there, pout, and be bosomy.

Steve Sax said...

Moira?

Dusty Baker said...

Oliver Platt outhots January Jones.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Tie game! Hell yeah, Mavs!

Dusty Baker said...

God damn Chris Bosh is ugly.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

January Jones is hot, but Rose Byrne is a person, so I go with Byrne.

Dusty Baker said...

Did they really need to make Green Lantern?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KILL THEM, DIRK. KILL THEM WITH YOUR HEAT VISION.

Dusty Baker said...

Dry hump them to death, Dirk!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Balls.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MLB Draft talk: Who should the Dodgers take?

Dusty Baker said...

Buster Posey

Josh S. said...

When is the first year owner draft?

Spank said...

Darren Dreifort.

MR.F said...

January Jones looks pretty hot to me.

I will report back after watching the movie tomorrow.

Paul said...

Fuckin hail and lighting all around me. What the hell? It is June.

Paul said...

*checking crop insurance policy*


*cries*

Paul said...

And what the fuck is a Vogelsong? Sounds like a crappy car

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

That's the Dodger offense! Feel it, brother!

Neeebs said...

@Paul:

I need a local weather report. I'll be up in dat Fresno bish on Tuesday.

Dusty Baker said...

Weather status: It's fucking raining in LA. What the hell? First the Dodger bats wake up and now this!

#Armageddon

Steve Sax said...

It is not raining where I am.

In my "bish", so to speak.

Dusty Baker said...

Rain in Pasadena, technically. Sorry to generalize.

Jason said...

I survived Cincinnati. I don't know if I can say the same for the wedding party we crashed last night. It is rarely a good idea to leave me alone with alcohol and bridesmaids.

And, can someone explain the fascination that city has with putting chili on spaghetti? That just mystifies me.

Josh S. said...

Shitty chili, at that.