Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Game 104 Thread: July 27 vs. Rockies, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (6-12, 3.19) vs. Aaron Cook (1-5, 5.84).

It has been an arduous path the Dodgers and their players have traveled these past four months. It has been at times ugly, unnerving, nasty, not nice, ugly, and unsettling. Losing seasons always are, and this season, which is a losing one as well, has been no exception.

That the Dodgers are considering trading Hiroki Kuroda, that the Dodgers and their players are traveling an arduous path, that the Dodgers are having a losing season, is just plain silly. Sorry to use such harsh language, hand over fist.

This season is about losing, plain and simple. It is not about playing for the love of the game. It is about losing, and how much the Dodgers are losing hand over fist.

Of course, the answer to the question I never asked is the Dodgers could benefit from trading Kuroda. The Kuroda will continue to pitch well, no matter which team he plays for. The players will only continue. The definite article will continue to be overused.

The Dodgers have lost 56 games today. Who knows how many they will lose tomorrow, but it will not be less. That would be impossible, as it is impossible to unlose a game. And ultimately, now, you see, the Dodgers could sweep, now, ultimately, the Rockies.

From Dodger Stadium, this is Ashley Fox reporting.

121 comments:

Paul said...

Paul Hound nice to meet you. Hoooooowl!!! Bark.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gwynn 7
Furcal 6
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Miles 5
Loney 3
Barajas 2
Carroll 4
Kuroda 1

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Maybe Miles and Carrolls defensive positions have been mixed?

Neeebs said...

I'm digging the change o' pace writing style. SOSG was getting a bit...predictable.

(Is that Neeebs serious?)

Spank said...

Nnnoonan!
Nnnoonan!
Nnnoonan!

QuadSevens said...

The game thread is great. And great is what it is. It can't be any less great than that. That would be impossible.



Love it!

Eric Karros said...

Coincidentally they just announced the results of the bad writing contest.

Mr. Customer said...

This hurts my head.

Spank said...

Ashley Fox Rox!!!

Central Valley Fan said...

Fox Rox Spanx Sox?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fox talks rox blocks.

Central Valley Fan said...

Fox Cox Blox?

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I am Dr Zeuss, and I approve of this thread.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit Sax, hurry up with the streaking thread. I have to leave for Agoura in five minutes.

Paul said...

Motherfuck the wagon come join the band. Third place on the line.

Paul said...

Did you cancel your trip to Belize?

Spank said...

No shit! bring that shit on Saxy. i ain't dot all goddamn day fOOL!

Spank said...

^got

Spank said...

^I

Spank said...

^FOOL

Spank said...

^B

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck it, I'm out.

Paul said...

*cries*

Central Valley Fan said...

Just waiting for the start, then I'll clock out!

Steve Sax said...

Proposition post is up, party peoples

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I love this GT post--you are CRAZY

(like a Fox)

Steve Sax said...

"The definite article will continue to be overused."

The fucking the awesome

Jason said...

I might go old school with my definite articles tonight.

Err.. Ye may go ye olde scole of this ye nigh.

Steve Sax said...

paul maholm and zack greinke badges acquired

Steve Sax said...

The Sax will be at the dinner tonight, so the Sax will be not be able to make the comments as the much. The number of comments from the Sax will be less, probably much less. It will almost certainly not be the more.

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo I am winning!

Fred's Brim said...

suck it, Neeebs!

Fred's Brim said...

Nasty pitch to get Tulo. He is way off. Which means he'll hit two homers tonight

Josh S. said...

And the Under crowd takes the early lead in SoSG Card Sharks, er, Streaking.

Fred's Brim said...

why the FUCK is MLB.tv advertising a Jenny McCarthy/Royal Caribbean movie project between innings?

Dusty Baker said...

Out of beer, Vinny!

But on the sofa.

(Butt also on the sofa.)

Fred's Brim said...

damn umps. If the ump last night was calling those, Clayton would have pitched a no-hitter

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy Raffy

Fred's Brim said...

I think if Vin were to retire, he'd move to Denver and call Rockies home games as his retirement activity. He seems to really like them as a team

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a two-out single, also known as a rally-killer

Dusty Baker said...

I think Vin has crushes on a lot of the Rockies players. I've thought that true for years now.

Dusty Baker said...

No game tomorrow? Noooooo! We actually have some momentum.

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit!

Dusty Baker said...

Rally: killed

Dusty Baker said...

45

Fred's Brim said...

my favorite Wiggington? Pookie

Dusty Baker said...

Who is your favorite Pokemon, FB?

Fred's Brim said...

Mr Mime

Fred's Brim said...

how about you?

Fred's Brim said...

holy damn, Matty

Fred's Brim said...

he looked like a wide receiver on that one

Fred's Brim said...

and Hiro works out of the jam

Fred's Brim said...

it's been a while since Rodney's gone deep

Fred's Brim said...

nice play by Pookie's brother. Why couldn't he do that the other night?

Fred's Brim said...

1-2-3 inning for Pierogi Kuroda

Fred's Brim said...

i like it, Raffy! Hang on to that feeling

Fred's Brim said...

Nice hustle, Raffy - don't get hurt out there

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Dre, get him home!

Fred's Brim said...

that ain't gonna do it

gonna have to hit a ball in the air at some point. make him get the ball up

Fred's Brim said...

Seth Smith with a rip to the gap, 1 out, dude in a stupid shirt on second

Fred's Brim said...

balls - a walk to follow the double. Neeebs is catching me

Fred's Brim said...

wow great catch by Gwynn in the low corner!

Fred's Brim said...

ok one more out - finish this off, Hiro

Fred's Brim said...

and a foul-out to close it out! nice work, Hiro

Josh S. said...

On pace for 36, so the under-wearers are still good.

Fred's Brim said...

Loney with a 2-out hit

Paul said...

Barajas bomb please.

Fred's Brim said...

a walk? really?

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey has been the anti-Miles with risp

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Dusty Baker said...

Internet went down like a Tijuana whore. Then like 30 minutes later, I realized I had am iPad and 3G. Wonders never cease.

Fred's Brim said...

when's he gonna get us? Will it be now? I know it's coming...

Fred's Brim said...

wimpy chopper up the middle scores the first run

Fred's Brim said...

all this with two outs

get the last out, Hiro

Paul said...

Game over. Bad decision by Kemp on the throw to 3b

Fred's Brim said...

IWalk to load the bases, Pookie2 up

please get him out

Fred's Brim said...

three-pitch strikeout of Wigs to leave the based loaded but the Rox get the only run they'll need

Fred's Brim said...

Raffy's not 25 anymore

Josh S. said...

I hope the guys at Sons of Dante Bichette took the under.

Fred's Brim said...

oh Rod
imagine if he hadn't had that extra sandwich in the clubhouse before the game

Fred's Brim said...

*shudders at the thought of Dante Bichette raising children*

Fred's Brim said...

how the hell can the rubber come loose? it's dug like 3 feet into the mound. It's not some little league slab thrown out there

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Dre, you're supposed to hit these bums

Fred's Brim said...

Matty can't lay of the sinking stuff, and Cook has the stuff sinking good

Fred's Brim said...

well we got a ball in the air at least

Fred's Brim said...

Miles gets on with a hard grounder off Ellis, Loney to ground out to the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

Loney still pumping Looking For The Perfect Beat by Afrika Bambatta. Time to change the tune I think, even to Planet Rock

Fred's Brim said...

it really shouldn't be that easy to predict that

Fred's Brim said...

If this is it, thank you, Hiro

Steve Sax said...

I'm the back

Hiroki the Kuroda badge!

Fred's Brim said...

Is it me or is it not as bright at the stadium? Is Frank skimping on the lights now?

Josh S. said...

@FB:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Bichette,_Jr.

Fred's Brim said...

oh gawd!

Fred's Brim said...

Crazy Stupid Love: that about says it all for our feelings for these damn Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

barring a pickoff, that should do it for the overwears

Fred's Brim said...

and here comes the Wiggy homer

Jason said...

Ye 38th of ye batters now scheduled to appear at ye plate. Ye overs are ye winners.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Jason said...

Ye Dodgers are not ye winners.

Josh S. said...

A 3rd baseman taller than 4'3" would have caught that.

Fred's Brim said...

Hawksworth has good stuff but he can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. He kind of reminds me of Darren Dreifort in how he throws

Steve Sax said...

hey, uh, guys?

we need to score here.

Fred's Brim said...

and that will do it for me
it's too late for this shutout-phobe

Steve Sax said...

eugenio, you suck

btw, to those who are playing in SoSG Streaking, please confirm my math in the Proposition Post thread

Steve Sax said...

would be nice if we could string some hits together for a change

2-0 Rox after 7

Steve Sax said...

TB scores two in the top of the ninth, now down 13-2 to oakland

yeah, really interesting

Josh S. said...

Come on, let's knock Kim Kardashian around!

Steve Sax said...

thanks for that K, raffy

Josh S. said...

Apodaca!

Josh S. said...

3rd place is an impossible dream.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm through (crying). I just want to hateHateHATE!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck! Fowler.

Ok, I'm already through with the HATE and now I just want to killKillKILL!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, I think i can HATE and KILL at the same damn time. There's room.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

SELL SELL SELL

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

ugh

Dusty Baker said...

double ugh: ugh ugh

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

yuch too

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I don't know the score but it seemed appropriate.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

yep, you nailed it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

WE SUCK

Steve Sax said...

PGT up, Ashley.