Thursday, September 15, 2011

Game 149 Thread: Sept 15 vs. Pirates, 7p

Dana Eveland (2-0, 0.60) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (0-2, 8.03).

The Pirates were hanging around in the NL Central race for much longer than anyone had expected, before fading to a record well under .500 (now 67-82). The Dodgers, on the other hand, were never in the NL West race (a loss tonight mathematically eliminates the Dodgers from the division title), but have rallied over the last three weeks to around .500 (73-75 as of tonight). So it's fitting that we pit a 2-0 pitcher against their 0-2 pitcher, as our seasons are kind of mirror images. (Or maybe I'm just poisoned by all this hype over the CW's "Ringer.")

Awesome stat to ponder pre-game: Ohlendorf as one victory in his last 32 starts (dating back to 2009).

In last night's GT, there was a healthy debate about whether Matt Kemp could reach 40/40 (he's at 39 SB but 33 HR, with 13 games to go). He'll have to get really hot, especially against the Pirates, to make this a legitimate chase. But I can't think of another better accolade for Kemp to achieve as we hit the home stretch of the NL MVP race...

83 comments:

Josh S. said...

Gordon
Sellers
Kemp
Rivera
Kemp
Sands
Mitchell
Federalbureauofinvestigationowicz
Eveland

Josh S. said...

Second Kemp should be Loney. I'm posting from the dentist's office and I'm heavily drugged.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Excuses, excuses.

Jason said...

Did you bring enough drugs to share with the whole game thread, Josh?

Steve Sax said...

@Josh: that explains the toothless lineup you just posted

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Go Topes!

Josh S. said...

My toofs made me stoopid.

Josh S. said...

WHOA MITCHELL HAIRCUT

Josh S. said...

Guessing the rooks had to shave their heads.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Aw fuck, I can't watch this game.

Mr. Customer said...

SELLERS!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

SELL SELL SELL

Spank Horst said...

Annakin,you broke my heart.

#Amidala

rbnlaw said...

Smonk?

rbnlaw said...

Drinking a beer on the couch, Vinny!

Steve Sax said...

@Spank: Amidala has one M

Josh S. said...

So, uh, why were the Pirates buyers again?

#forgotludwickwasonthisteam

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, fer fuck's sake.

Josh S. said...

WHAT?!!!!

Spank Horst said...

That sucked

Mr. Customer said...

So go recycling projects.

Dusty Baker said...

Are you kidding me, Vinny?

Ross fucking Oskldfdjfndorf?

Mr. Customer said...

I won't hold it against the master, but I'm pretty sure abetting one's own cause is not possible.

rbnlaw said...

Opposing pitchers love our pitching.

So much for Eveland making a case for the 2012 squad.

2012 squid? Now yer talkin.

rbnlaw said...

Whoa, DB! You've been reading too much Stig Larsen.

Ja, shure!

Josh S. said...

Hand to God, Lucas just said, "Dodgers blow."

(He's actually running around trying to make everyone blow out a toy candle, but his timing was exquisite.)

rbnlaw said...

I ran the numbers; Eveland looks like shit.

Mr. Customer said...

Lawd have mercy, it seems like we should be down by a lot more than 4.

Mr. Customer said...

@josh

The phrase "Only drunks and children always speak the truth" seems particularly appropriate in this situaion.

Josh S. said...

FedEx has kind of a Woody Harrelson vibe.

Fred's Brim said...

Besides Chase d'Arnaud, has any other Major Leaguer started his last name with a lowercase letter?

Fred's Brim said...

I couldn't find any after a quick search through the single-letter-and-apostrophe names on baseball reference

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: No better use for a recycling project than as a warm body in a September elimination game. Knowing this team, he could have been Opening Day starter.

Fred's Brim said...

Can we sign Jeff Weaver to eat up the next 4-5 innings?

after last night's game and tonight's start, I need to hit the hay. Gnite yall. Let's get another win!

Josh S. said...

Kemp looks like he couldn't even get into the 4/4 club.

Dusty Baker said...

Better walk Ohlendorf. He can hurt you!

Josh S. said...

Pablo Sandwich hit for the cycle.

The cycle collapsed under his weight.

Josh S. said...

Everybody on the team looks really disinterested tonight.

Kinda like us!

Mr. Customer said...

@FB

I assume that you require a single-word last name to satisfy these criteria...

Spank Horst said...

Paul Ohlendorf

Spank Horst said...

Nice arm, Fedwich

Dusty Baker said...

DOUMIT!

Josh S. said...

Vin is trying SO HARD to make the "FedEx delivers" joke work. Bless his heart.

Dusty Baker said...

It's all Vin has at this point in the game and in the season.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

46

Jason said...

47

Josh S. said...

RUSS FUSS!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Well then.

Mr. Customer said...

I'll be damned…

Spank Horst said...

COMEONYOUMOTHERFUCKERGETABASEHITALREADYBASTARD!

Spank Horst said...

^ARD

Mr. Customer said...

THANK GOD!

Spank Horst said...

WHYISTHISFUCKERSTILLONTHETEAM?

Mr. Customer said...

THANK GOD!

Jason said...

(laughs)

(cries)

Jason said...

By the way, mad props on the SMG picture tonight. She has been out of my life for too long.

Josh S. said...

0 for 41, dating back to last year.

Josh S. said...

HOLY SHIT WAYNE NEWTON'S FACE

Dusty Baker said...

Oh Vinny, you're over-yellowing again.

Steve Sax said...

Guerrier is a-w-f-u-l

Not that we were going to win this game, but still

Dusty Baker said...

Hawksworth - wow. I had blessedly forgot about him. How much is he worth? Not much. Though we're paying him as if he is.

Steve Sax said...

bottom of the ninth, down 6-2

Josh S. said...

What are paying Hawksworth? He was the scrap we got for Theriot, right?

Steve Sax said...

@Jason 8:45p: Ringer is getting ripped apart in the press. I didn't see it.

I'm not much of a SMG or Buffy fan but I'm intrigued by the SMG allure. Sometimes I think she's pretty. Both the profile shot and the reflection in the Ringer ad, however, are not that flattering. I'm very confused.

Josh S. said...

Post-Game 149 Thread: There is No Dana, Only Drool.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Wikipedia says that "the pilot has been met with mixed reviews," with regards to Ringer.

I saw it, and while it didn't blow me away, it has promise, and as Jason points out, SMG.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

It also has Nestor Carbonell, AKA Batmanuel and Mayor Anthony Garcia.

Steve Sax said...

Jerry Sands badge, ladies and gentlemen!

Steve Sax said...

there is no spoon

Dusty Baker said...

Tying run at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Bases loaded, two out, bottom of the ninth, down by four runs...

THIS is the time for Eugenio Velez!!!

(Except we've already used him.)

Mr. Customer said...

Are we really about to be the baseball equivalent of Ohlendorf's mercy fuck?

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

$426,000 for 2011

Dusty Baker said...

The extremely rare Ohlendorf badge on the line...

Spank Horst said...

Looks like a hairy twat on that guys face.

Dusty Baker said...

Home run right here. I'm calling it.

I'm watching a different game, though, mind you.

Mr. Customer said...

Yup.

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Natch.

Steve Sax said...

There is no grand slam

Steve Sax said...

There is no victory

Steve Sax said...

There is no post-game thread, but give me a couple of seconds here

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!