Monday, June 13, 2011

Post-Game 68 Thread: Inning 7, And We Watch Them Fall

REDS 6, DODGERS 4

The Dodgers were in this game until the seventh inning, and then *SNAP!* they were out of it. Joey Votto provided the dagger off of Matt Guerrier in the seventh, after Guerrier replaced Hiroki Kuroda with a man on first and a 3-2 deficit--which became a 6-2 Cincinnati lead after Votto's three-run homer.

That's a big enough lead that even Dusty Baker's bullpen mismanagement can't overcome, so even when the Dodgers got two back in the eighth off a Dee Gordon triple (scoring Tony Gwynn) and an Aaron Miles sacrifice fly (scoring Gordon), it seemed closer than it really was. Matt Kemp's leadoff walk in the ninth also raised false hope, which was quickly dashed when James Loney Kd on a weak-sauced, one-knee swing; Rod Barajas tried to PH but Kd, and Dioner Navarro was simply overmatched in his strikeout. Reds take the first game of the series.

41 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Round of hard liquor for everyone, on the house!

Jason said...

Rod Barajas - Pinch K'er



*steals two bottles of hard liquor and hides behind the couch*

Steve Sax said...

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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(cries)

(drinks)

(scrotches)

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

I love it how Jason said in the GT that he was out of here, but he comes back for hard liquor theft.

Jason said...

Nothings pulls me back in more reliably than booze. You all should know that by now.

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Steve Sax said...

btw, Jason has a sweet guest post later on this week--I think on Wednesday morning

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Balls! I have to wait that long for his article?

Jason said...

Before I forget (or pass out from this pinched hooch), I'll use this platform to send out a congratulations to Roberto of Vin Scully is My Homeboy on the birth of his son today.

Paul said...

This whole watching the Dodgers sober is horrible.

Jason said...

@Marla

Spoiler alert: it briefly touches on alcohol.

Dusty Baker said...

I heard there was hard liquor.

Josh S. said...

There aren't many of us that briefly touch on alcohol.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

So would you say "Cowering behind the sofa, Vinny!"

Steve Sax said...

@Mr LA SC: if we didn't resort to doing lowbrow methods like teasing upcoming content, we'd be afraid you wouldn't ever come back

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Loney.

There, I said it.

Dusty Baker said...

We definitely respond to lowbrow. And Lowenbrau.

Paul said...

Loney's fucked.

Said it there.

Jason said...

@Josh

The alcohol only briefly touches my glass. Does that count?

*tosses glass, drinks straight from the liquor bottle*

Steve Sax said...

Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special

Spank said...

*hides behind a bottle of hard liquor*

Steve Sax said...

Lowenbrau (sort of)

Dusty Baker said...

(joins Jason behind sofa after watching that shitty Lowenbrau vid)

Jason said...

I'm pretty sure I've worn at least half of those sweaters to various ugly sweater parties (read: cheap excuses to get plastered).

Jason said...

*hands Dusty the second bottle I stole when I got here*

Steve Sax said...

Those Christmas sweaters are horrific!

Spank said...

Tonight's movie sucked!

cc:Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

(bogarts the bottle)

Spank said...

slave

Fred's Brim said...

GuhRear's ERA of 4.5 isn't great but it only works for a reliever when you are perfect for eight of the innings and blow up in the ninth. Giving up runs every third outing they way he does doesn't work. He's allowed runs or at least 2 baserunners in almost half of his 33 appearances. Maybe I expected too much of him

Fred's Brim said...

^^ when I say innings above, I mean appearances/outings

8 outings with no runs and 1 with 4 runs is the same as 5 outings with no runs and 4 outings with 1 run. The latter isn't acceptable to me

Steve Sax said...

@FB: what about six outings with no runs, two outings with one run, and one outing with two runs, plus free super-sizing of the fries and coke? Is that acceptable?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax are those curly fries?

Mr. Customer said...

Mmmmmm...

Curly Fries...

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, I know you found Jason and me asleep spooning behind the couch with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label clutched in our hands. But we can explain.

Actually, I think that explains it.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: I didn't want to interrupt your embrace (and I'm not talking of the bottle)

Jason said...

@Dusty

Where is your other hand?

Steve Sax said...

For the record, the LA Times ran the same headline idea, riffing off the seventh inning. (sigh)

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 12:05p: Those aren't pillows!

Dusty Baker said...

(wakes up, acts overly manly, changes the oil and talks about the Bears)

Steve Sax said...

@FB 6:44a: I've got you to thank / blame for researching Matt Guerrier this afternoon over lunch... see post up top.