Thursday, September 15, 2011

Post-Game 149 Thread: Ready Steady Gone

PIRATES 6, DODGERS 2

It was a matter of time before Dana Eveland's impressive late-season callup run was going to come to an end. But it was a bit of a starry-eyed surprise to have the end come at the hands of Pirates starting pitcher Paul Oakenfold Ross Ohlendorf, who had not had a HR in his five-year MLB career (3.5 years of which were in the NL). But Ohlendorf's three-run shot in the second inning capped a shaky nine-batter inning for Eveland, who ended up lasting only five innings and seeing his ERA balloon to (a still respectable) 2.25.

Russ Mitchell had a solo HR in the fifth. Matt Kemp went 0-for-3 but reached on a HBP (he was CS). Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 and scored a run off a Justin Sellers double in the first. But other than that, the bats were deathly quiet; Gordon was the only Dodger with multiple hits, and the 4-5-6 Minor Misdemeanor Offenders' Row of Juan Rivera, James Loney, and Jerry Sands went a combined 1-for-12 (a meaningless ninth-inning two-out single for Sands). (And no, I didn't fall for the whole tying-run-at-the-plate thing, when the hail mary needed was an Aaron Miles GS to tie.)

There was some cause for rubberneckin' in the bottom of the fifth inning, however, when the car wreck known as Eugenio Velez PH for Eveland...and struck out on four pitches, bringing his resume to 0-for-32 on the year (and according to Josh S., 0-for-41 going back to last year; Velez hasn't had a hit since May 18, 2010).

(Most of Oakenfold's videos are all non-embeddable, but if you wanted to look at a couple I would recommend "Faster Kill Pussycat" (starring Brittany Murphy), and then this guy's "hack job" Bourne Identity-spliced video to "Ready Steady Go", which is better than the original video.)

14 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Ohlendorf's win gets me badge #371

Steve Sax said...

(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

*breaks out the glow-sticks*

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

Bah.

Dusty Baker said...

My god, did we really just lose to Ross Ohlendorf?

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

No?

Dusty Baker said...

Ross fucking Ohlendorf!

Steve Sax said...

Actually, Ohlendorf's first name is Curtis; Ross is his middle name.

So maybe it should be, "Fucking Ross Ohlendorf!"

Dusty Baker said...

Ross fucking Ohlendorf!

Dusty Baker said...

My god. Ross fucking Ohlendorf?

Dusty Baker said...

Ross fucking Ohlendorf?!?

Neeebs said...

MMOR!

Love it.

New acronym for SOSG

Mr. Customer said...

Doesn't the almost-comeback seem like a running theme this year? I'm gonna have to run the numbers.

Josh S. said...

Don't do it, Mr. C. Once you start following the trail of Dodger false hope rallies, you'll end up like Sam Neill in In the Mouth of Madness.