Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Post-Game 82 Thread: Starting The Second Half Limp

TWINS 1, DODGERS 0

Rubby De La Rosa went an admirable seven innings (take note, Ted Lilly!) and only gave up a single run (take note, Ted Lilly!), but that was more than enough for the Twins. Minnesota starter Scott Baker had 9 Ks on the day to hold the Dodgers in check; Andre Ethier was the worst offender, going 0-for-4 with 3 Ks. Even worse, however, is the fact that Juan Uribe (1-for-4), Marcus Thames (1-for-3), and Dioner Navarro (1-for-4) aggregated for 5 LOB and yet all three of them raised their batting averages. Criminy.

For a series that started with such a flourish, it's depressing (but not altogether surprising) to go down so meekly in the finale.

20 comments:

Jason said...

Limp? Quick, someone get Delino's bobble-celery!

Mr. Customer said...

^Not a euphemism...I think.

Neeebs said...

^^a euphemism...I think.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I flung my wireless keyboard into the wall in my cube from frustration.

I think I broke it.

Mr. Customer said...

We suck, but at least I have thus far retained my capacity for hijinks.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I got some good distance on this throw, actually.

Spank said...

I bet PPR flung his keyboard farther than Loney hits a fly ball.

Steve Sax said...

My favorite keyboard-smashing scene was this one, from Wanted.

Steve Sax said...

but yeah, I wanted to smash a keyboard as well.

these Dodgers.

sheesh.

Marla World Peace said...

WE SUCK

All Star Carpet Care said...

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants have had discussions with the Dodgers about trading for Juan Uribe.DO IT, DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!

Steve Sax said...

we'll throw in dioner navarro and a dozen dodger dogs (which will be gone by the time uribe and navarro arrive in SF)

Steve Sax said...

the badges have been rolling in lately. They've taken the dates off, so I'm not sure when the floodgates started opening, but I've got 169 badges as of this second (including Scott Baker from his five strikeouts today (he had nine total))

Steve Sax said...

cubs were up 1-0 in the ninth against the giants and blew it. it's now 1-1 with two on and one out for SF.

great.

Steve Sax said...

stupid cubs.

karina said...

epale everyone!

are we winning yet?

*cries*

karina said...

it's not the ASG yet, how can anyone lose hope?

Steve Sax said...

Cubs ended up winning it with two out in the bottom of the ninth!

Dodgers are only 9.5 GB!!!

Steve Sax said...

Badge lovers: "turn on" the Marlins/A's game, you've got a shot at a Ricky Nolasco badge (though you've missed the Guillermo Moscoso 4 Ks badge already)

Steve Sax said...

whoops, sorry--we're 10.5 GB. I assumed we were in fourth place--we're in FIFTH PLACE