Friday, July 29, 2011

Post-Game 105 Thread: Upton, Grilled

DODGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5

The Diamondbacks had been hanging tight with the Dodgers for most of this game, even after Matt Kemp hit his third-inning, three-run HR to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead. The Snakes scored one in the top of the fourth, so we scored two in the bottom to make it 5-2. They worked it back to 5-4 by the top of the sixth off of a shaky Blake Hawksworth (Lilly lasted only five innings but got the win), and the Dodgers brought it back to 6-4 by the end of the sixth. (Kemp had the Dodgers' first five RBI. His HR tonight gives him 25 HR and 27 SB on the year, making him the fifth fastest in the National League ever to go 25-25.)

And then Arizona RF Justin Upton came to the plate in the seventh, with Vin Scully remarking at how much difficulty he has had at Dodger Stadium. BOOM! Upton hits a solo HR, narrowing the lead to 6-5, and Scully has to eat some crow, right?

Except Upton couldn't escape the end of the seventh inning without two huge defensive gaffes: an error off a totally catchable Tony Gwynn fly ball that became a ground-rule double when Upton approached the catch cavalierly, with only one hand up; and then a Jamey Carroll fly ball to mid-right-field with the not-so-fleet-of-foot Dioner Navarro on third. Upton caught the Carroll sac fly flat-footed, then sailed a throw halfway between third and home (Navarro scored easily). One more run from a Rafael Furcal RBI double, and it was 9-5 and this game was over.

Scully took note to politely criticize Upton on both defensive plays, at one point qualifying one criticism with "You know, I've never played baseball, BUT...". And Vin was (of course), right; Upton deserved the heat. (Upton popped out to James Loney to end the game, as well.) Upton, grilled. You know, I'm in love with an Upton, grilled.

Alas, the days where Christie Brinkley was hot and Billy Joel was married to her.

39 comments:

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Uptown Herpes?

Orel said...

whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Steve Sax said...

Orel, check your mobile phone in about ten seconds

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate Philly. Stupid city should be renamed Andy Reid's Chair.

Fernie V said...

Herpes, I am glad I missed that one.

Steve Sax said...

BUY BUY BUY

Steve Sax said...

And Ted Lilly's badge (for the win) gives Sax 256 total.

16 full cases!

Fernie V said...

Baseball philly is good, football philly I don't know. Which do you hate MLSC.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hate the baseball team.

But I love making Andy Reid fat jokes.

Fernie V said...

I hate em both.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Eagles are meh. Depends on who they play. But I love DeSean Jackson.

Fernie V said...

How about that outstanding trainer of ours, handling Jansen, he'll be fine just a precaution.

Fernie V said...

I hate those Gnats more.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who's your team, Fernie?

Fernie V said...

The Dodgers!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Haha, I mean in the NFL.

Fernie V said...

The Cowboys, I'm from Texas

Fernie V said...

you, hey our draft is Monday night?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, draft is Monday, 7 PST.

Fernie V said...

So is the Raiders or Chargers your team.

Fernie V said...

You think LA will ever get an NFL team?

Fernie V said...

Anyone know how to enjoy a Heineken without the fart smell.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I roll with the Saints.

Looks like the Chargers will likely move to LA next year. Rivers is for a move to LA, the city won't foot the bill for a new stadium, and the team won't tough it out in Jack Murphy.

Steve Sax said...

Stop farting, for starters

Fernie V said...

I guess that would help.

Fernie V said...

You serious about the Chargers.

Dusty Baker said...

I rarely ever turn down a beer, but I will never drink a) Coors Light or b) Heineken. I would rather sport the rare sobriety tip than imbibe with either of these swills.

Thing is, though, I swear Heinekens taste and smell like piss, not farts. It's like a skunk peed in a bottle then someone capped it off.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm serious. The city of SD would have to completely cave on the new stadium issue to keep the Bolts in town.

Chargers brass know there's a fanbase already in LA; CBS lumps LA into the TV market, stores sell Chargers gear, etc.

Fernie V said...

I was in Vegas and a friend bought me a Hinney Light, it went down good and didn't has the skunk smell. I have been searching for that beer ever since.

Fernie V said...

I am with you on the Coors Light, DB.

Dusty Baker said...

I haven't had time to follow NFL moves issue, other than hoping like hell LA gets a team. But didn't know the Chargers bit seemed so imminent. I'd love that.

Dusty Baker said...

ps-I really, really want an NFL team here in LA.

Really.

And I want it downtown. I would totally represent.

(throws LA sign)

Fernie V said...

VSIMH has Pedro Guerrero making an appearance. I thought he was dead? Was that just your PG, or one of those Karate Kid, you are dead to me now.

Paul said...

Show me your lightining bolt!!!

Josh S. said...

Christie Brinkley is still hot.

DodgersKings323 said...

The Chargers will be perfect, i love the powder blues, they have a good QB and i already claim them to troll it up with my Raider, Pats, Steeler fan relatives. All in all though i don't really care about football.
I'd say most of the cheap beers are awful, even some if the not so cheap ones i've tried in liqour stores but i disagree with all the folks who bash Coors, along with Corona i say it makes a decent cheap beer.

Steve Sax said...

@FernieV: SoSG Pedro is dead, but I'm guessing they're not related.....

Spank said...

L.A.Rams por vida!

Spank said...

San Diego will never give Spanos a new stadium. Trust me.