Saturday, September 03, 2011

Post-Game 138 Thread: 11 Of 12

DODGERS 2, BRAVES 1 (10)

One night after a high-scoring come-from-behind victory, the Dodgers also proved they could grind one out against the Braves, winning in extras. The Dodgers take today's game thanks to a leadoff double in the tenth by Spee-Dee Gordon, who then was sacrificed over by Free James Loney and home by Juan Rivera. Nathan Eovaldi has a nice quality start (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5 BBs and Ks each), but Mike MacDougal walks away with the win and Javy Guerra gets the save.

Plus, the Diamondbacks' 7-2 win over the Giants (Lincecum goes 5.0 IP with 9 H and 5 ER, taking the loss) puts the Dodgers only 4.5 games out of second place. The 11-out-of-12 run has the Dodgers only two games under .500. Meaningless goals, perhaps; but meaningful achievements against the context of this season, to be sure.

10 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, have you ever had a Spiedie? They are a tasty Central NY treat!

Fred's Brim said...

and we need to keep up this pace! we need to go 22-2 to get to 90 wins. The Snakes need only 11 wins to get to 90

Fred's Brim said...

fuckety fuck, if we had mustered just 2 more wins per month when we sucked (April-July). We'd be 76-62, 2.5 games out.

I don't want to look but I am sure there are multiple games each of those months where playing regular baseball would have gotten us a win.

- Getting the last out of an inning instead of giving up a 2-run single, just once for chrissakes
- Driving in a guy from third with less than 2 outs just one more time
- Scoring more than 1 run in a start by Hiro

I guess that's the difference between a playoff team and a team trying to figure out what to do with Juan Uribe in the offseason

Fernie V said...

Damn 22-2, I better wait on my flight plans.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: I have never had a Spiedie.

I have unfortunately seen SoSG Pedro Guerrero in a Speedo.

Years of therapy haven't erased this horror.

Fred's Brim said...

was that why he was voted off the SOSG roster?

Steve Sax said...

His penchant for wearing a thong had nothing to do with it. It was a reader vote...

Spank Horst said...

Timmeh's got a penchant for hitting the bong.

Spank Horst said...

Remember back in the day when I used to throw out some late night crazy ass shit banter? Me too.

But seriously,Why am I wearing spandex with rain boots?

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, Spank, the medication seems to be working for you these days.