Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Post-Game 128 Thread: Lucky 13

Sorry, I couldn't do a third reference to one of my favorite SF watering holes.

DODGERS 13, CARDINALS 2

The lucky after-effects of the Sons' recent visit to Busch Stadium lingers in the park this evening, as the Dodgers roll to a thirteen-run stomping of St. Louis, which wasn't their biggest run-producing output of the year (15 runs scored on June 27 versus the Twins), but their most against a contending team this season.

Credit Clayton Kershaw for another stellar start (6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 8 Ks), but that wasn't really the story. The Dodgers had four home runs, starting with Matt Kemp's 29th, a three-run shot before an out had even been recorded in the game (Justin Sellers singled and James Loney walked). Rod Barajas had two HR, his 13th and 14th of the year, and Aaron Miles, the hero of last night's ninth inning, added a two-run HR of his own off of Cardinals 2B Skip Schumacher (who ended the inning with a 18.00 ERA, down from a momentary 54.00).

Oh, and Eugenio Velez had a strikeout in the eighth to make him 0-for-26 on the season.

20 comments:

Josh S. said...

Oh, I'm pretty sure the Cardinals aren't contending anymore.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

The Cardinals are contending for the "Which baseball team that shares a name with another professional sports team can become worse than that other team" award.

Dusty Baker said...

"The after-effect of the Sons' recent visit to Busch Stadium lingers in the park this evening..."

Was it the ribs from KC that did it to you?

Steve Sax said...

@ Dusty: Ha, I just edited the paragraph right before you posted.

It's the LUCK of the Sons! Not the ribs!

Steve Sax said...

Arizona won tonight

SF was down 4-0 to the Padres but they've worked it back to 4-2, now in the sixth

Steve Sax said...

Getting kind of hairy in SF, 5-3 SD with one out and Giants at the corners in the bottom of the eighth

Steve Sax said...

Angels have one out and the bases juiced in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game

Boom, Peter Bourjos wins it for the Angels

Steve Sax said...

dammit, Giants tied it up at 5. I can't look.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, they've alphabetized the badges!!!

Josh S., why didn't you tell me?!?!?!?!

Josh S. said...

I didn't know!!!!

Steve Sax said...

I went to see how many badges I have (342, btw) and I noticed Zito was staring at me from the last case...and then I realized they had all been alphabetized.

Holy shit!

Josh S. said...

My 204 are not alphabetized.

Maybe it means you "caught them all!"

Steve Sax said...

Padres win, 2 runs in the ninth make it 7-5

SF loses

Heath Bell badge sort of gained except it's a blank square

rbnlaw said...

Guys on Dodger Talk said that Velez is pressing at the plate.

. . .and I laughed!

Steve Sax said...

Velez is certainly pressing his luck.

Neeebs said...

I kind of feel bad for Velez. Am I going soft?

Steve Sax said...

Yes. You've always been partial to guys with a lot of e's in their names.

Steve Sax said...

Velez simply should not be in a major league uniform. He looks totally lost out there at the plate, and you can't tell me his defensive prowess makes up for the stench when he's batting.

Move on, Dodgers. Give a prospect--any prospect--a chance.

Spank Horst said...

True dat,Saxy.

Dusty Baker said...

Is it possible for Velez to go 0-2011?

The year, not the number of official ABs?