Sunday, July 31, 2011

Post-Game 107 Thread: Bad News, Good News

DIAMONDBACKS 6, DODGERS 3

The bad news: Arizona takes two of three from the Dodgers, beating Rubby De La Rosa (4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 Ks, 2 HR) on a day where the Dodgers finally gave up and traded six-year Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal to the Cardinals, conceding the season. In fact, coach Don Mattingly was so disappointed with the Dodgers' lackluster performance today (not sure where Mattingly has been the last 106 games, but okay, it's a start), he pledged to have individual, "personal conversations" with his players. I hope he has cleared off room on his therapist's-office couch.

The good news, however, is that the Snakes' two weekend wins, coupled with the weekend sweep of San Francisco by the Reds, puts Arizona only two back of the Giants with two months to play. Including today's 9-0 whupping by Cincy, SF's new acquisition Carlos Beltran is batting 2-for-17 (.118) with 6 Ks. That is good news, indeed.

LATE ADD: Good news: Andre Ethier went 4-for-5 with a run scored. Bad news: the four hits were all singles; and, with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth, Ethier flies out to end the game.

21 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get this started:

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Let me continue this:

(cries)

cc: Mr. F

Josh S. said...

Go Dbags! Don't fuck this up and make my friends all hate me like the Rangers did last year.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- Props on the PG theme tonight.

Paul said...

A CATCHER IS THE FUTURE OF ANY RESPECTABLE ORGANIZATION.

Paul said...

Josh Don't be rootin against my boys from Philly this year!

*cries, pukes, cuts tongue off*

Steve Sax said...

Thanks for the props Dusty.

It's time for us to become Kirk Gibson fans all over again. Go Snakes!

Dusty Baker said...

(does Gibson fist pull celebration)

Dusty Baker said...

That late add made me cry, too, Sax. Dammit, I told myself I wasn't going to...

(boo hoos)

Spank said...

I don't root for no one but the Dodgers. Saxy ,You just made my shit list.

Cc:Josh(Gnats)

Spank said...

FUCK THAT BULLSHIT!!

Let's cheer for Gibson. Fuck him.

*slits wrist and nothing but Dodger blue flows,bitches!*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woohoo, Phoenix!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Tranquilo, Spank. It's all good.

Spank said...

Just saw a report that the Foo Fighters are going back to their roots. I did not know Kurt Cobain was still alive and was planning on joining the group.

#sheeple

Spank said...

No harm no foul,Dusty.

Cc:Chick Hearn

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

I, too, am going to ignore the fact that we've dumped Trayvon Robinson for three bags of minor league mulch, one who happens to have a catcher's mitt

Steve Sax said...

The Trayvon drop makes no sense. If Ned had wanted catchers so badly, he never should have given up Santana.

Steve Sax said...

I'm simmering about the Trayvon trade, but I don't know where to start.

Josh S. said...

I'm not really one to get all in a rage about traded prospects. Then I found out that what we got for Trayvon is what we would have gotten for Kuroda if he said yes to a Red Sox trade.

So, to recap:
-The Red Sox tell Ned he can have a few modest pieces in return for two months of Kuroda. A decent value.
-Kuroda says no.
-Ned, so infatuated with getting said modest pieces, gives the Red Sox YEARS of Trayvon, which THEY DON'T EVEN WANT, and they flip him to Seattle.

Pretty indefensible.

Mr. Customer said...

Agreed. In this brave new Dodger world we live in, this qualifies as disappointing, but I'm way too jaded/apathetic to really get my balls in a twist about it.