Monday, September 26, 2011

Game 159 Thread, Sept. 26 @ D'backs, 6:30p

"What do you mean, I'd make a good Gumby?"

Dana Eveland (2-2, 3.75) vs. Daniel Hudson (16-11, 3.43).

Now that Clayton Kershaw has concluded one of the best pitching seasons in Dodger history, our eyes turn to Matt Kemp's quest to carve out his niche in baseball history. (Wow, did I just sound like Bob Costas there?) The 2011 NL West champion Diamondbacks have won four straight, including a three-game sweep/shellacking of the Giants. (Tim Lincecum's final record? 13-14.) Kemp needs a 3-for-4 or 4-for-4 day to make ground in the batting average race. And we need to send someone to the Brewers' clubhouse to slip some Ex-Lax in Ryan Braun's Gatorade.

photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images

66 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FIGHT FOR MY LOVE.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Gordon 6
Sands 9
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Miles 5
Ellis 2
Sellers 4
Eveland 1

Neeebs said...

At this point I'd be happy if Kemp can hit 3 more dongs. A few weeks ago I didn't think he'd make 40/40

MR.F said...

I so so so so want Kemp to hit a 3 home runs (or more!).

Mr. Customer said...

Can I pick any 3 dongs that I would prefer to be pummeled?

Josh S. said...

MVPs don't rest.

Orlando Zepeda said...

^ that is exactly why Braun isn't starting tonight for the Brewers

Josh S. said...

Rays!

Josh S. said...

Orioles!

Josh S. said...

I just spotted Marla wearing a Mark Grace jersey and a Randy Johnson mullet wig.

Josh S. said...

A double to SHALLOW left center. Dopeness.

Orlando Zepeda said...

lets do this

Josh S. said...

MARRY ME MATT!!!

Orlando Zepeda said...

YESSS! just like that

Orlando Zepeda said...

si se puede

Spanktopus Horst said...

Que?

Orlando Zepeda said...

exactly!

Steve Sax said...

Big Blast for Kemp. That's cool

Steve Sax said...

Hey, other Dodgers:

The more times you can safely hit, the more ABs for Kemp

rbnlaw said...

2011 is proof positive that Rhi Rhi is the Devil.

Just sayin'.

Spanktopus Horst said...

Do it again,matty!

Spanktopus Horst said...

big ass swing got nothing but air.

Steve Sax said...

K in Kemp's second AB...

Josh S. said...

I think I just figured out who the nun was. (Prime Ticket camera operator in the Dodgers dugout.)

Steve Sax said...

Rays win 5-2

Boston was down 6-2 but with one out they just plated one run, so it's 6-3 in Baltimore

Josh S. said...

Reyes 3 for 4 so far. 40/40 may be the more realistic goal than the triple crown.

Josh S. said...

Orioles win. Angels failing to take advantage, as usual.

Josh S. said...

Damn you, Chris Young.

Steve Sax said...

Vlad Guerrero becomes the Dominican-born player with the most career hits, passing Julio Franco tonight.

Oh, and the O's beat the Red Sox. Rays and Red Sox tied for the wild card with two each to play.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, St Louis--knowing Atlanta had lost to philly--just tied it up in the top of the eighth with two runs to make it 4-4.

Josh S. said...

I retract my previous statement about the nun. Clearly it was the trainer they just showed standing by Kemp.

Josh S. said...

Sellers needs more seasoning. He's doing next to nothing at the plate.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Tampa Bay is peaking at the right time. Bosox are plain stinking it up big time

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Was Sellers ever considered a top prospect? I still like dejesus as the front runing youngster for 2b next spring.jesus as the front runing youngster for 2b next spring.

Josh S. said...

Good thing the no-hitter was already gone, or I think we'd have grounds to REALLY plunk Parra.

Orlando Zepeda said...

so tired of watching Baseball Tonight and Barry Larkin dismissing Kemp, like he has no chance in hell of winning MVP. This is coming from the guy who himself won it by being sixth in batting (.319) and second in stolen bases (51) . Those are Starlin Castro numbers . . .

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cue exit music, nice job Eveland, enter Lindblom...

Holy shit i love Carls jr commercials! Rewind

Dusty Baker said...

Forgot to check in, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, a win guarantees at least .500, right?

(fails at math)

Dusty Baker said...

Nice dig, JLo! Great defence tonight!

Dusty Baker said...

Dallas sucks slightly less than Washington in the NFL.

Dusty Baker said...

What is our magic num....oh.

DAMMIT!

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

1-4 for Matty. Great first AB (not just bc of the outcome) but really sloppy, forced next three ABs.

Dusty Baker said...

Sands has hit in 14 straight. Lovin' in, White Bread!

Dusty Baker said...

45

Josh S. said...

Dusty, since .500 is a technical impossibility, a win clinches a winning season.

Josh S. said...

To be fair, it's pretty much winning in the Charlie Sheen sense.

Josh S. said...

Beer status: Sierra Nevada Tumbler

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YOU LIGHT THROWING BULLPEN WHITE GUYS! JUST FUCKING FUCK YOU. I watched all god damned night just to see you pieces of shit walk everyone.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Ahhh, the elusive 162nd game. Forgot about that.

Josh S. said...

You can't fight fire with white guys.

Or something.

Dusty Baker said...

This scrawny McDougal little bitch looks like he's a paycheck away from being a hobo.

Dusty Baker said...

THROW A GOD DAMNED STRIKE ASSHOLE!

Josh S. said...

A strike!

Josh S. said...

Jesus Murphy!

Dusty Baker said...

Why would any Dbags batter do anything but keep the bat on his shoulder?

Josh S. said...

They took your advice.

Dusty Baker said...

what the fuck is wrong with you fuckitty fucks? i'm not wasting my time with you assholes any more. i deserve better than this shitfest. if i wanted to see this many dickheads walking around i'd go to the state fair.

dusty, out.

Dusty Baker said...

^ i mean our pitchers, not SoSG readers in this thread.

Josh S. said...

If a paycheck is the difference, McDougal is probably already a hobo.

Orel said...

Gumby's got a case of nerves tonight. He's given away two outs in the ninth inning.

Fernie V said...

I don't like him anymore, he fucks up to much.

rbnlaw said...

Is there an easier way to comment via smart phone?

Josh S. said...

Nutty stat of the day: Javy is one save away from Broxton's 2010 total.

Orel said...

3840PGTUP!

Fernie V said...

I hate to do this, but dee is not the answer at short.