Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Post-Game 115 Thread: Toying With Dodger Fans


The first inning basically said it all. The Phillies open the game with two singles off of Ted Lilly (expected), but get Chase Utley to ground into a double play and Ryan Howard to ground out, staving off a Dodgers defeat...for now. Later, in the bottom of the inning, the Dodgers get two leadoff singles off of Cliff Lee (unexpected), yet Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp K and then Aaron Miles pops out to end the threat. As a Dodger fan, you had to feel like you were being played.

That first-inning shot was our best, if not only, chance to get to Cliff Lee, who proceeded to coast through the next seven innings. Lee tacked up a solo shot of his own (along with a Jimmy Rollins RBI double in the third) to make it 2-0 going into the ninth.

Oh sure, the Dodgers got a run in the ninth on a Casey Blake RBI single. And Lilly had a respectable 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB and 5 K outing. But Dee Gordon had to leave in the middle of an eighth-inning at-bat (down 0-2) because of that bum shoulder (you can't spell DEE-L without DEE!). So, man, I feel toyed with. And even though I knew it would happen, it still hurts. I need another drink.


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Too bad that drink is full price.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty and Mr LA SC are the same person,

Which means all three of us are the same person!!!!!!

Fernie V said...

I thought Dusty and Fred's Brim were the same person?

Steve Sax said...

I thought you and I were the same person.

Josh S. said...

I'm all the same person, and I'm really getting tired of keeping up the charade.