Sunday, April 15, 2012

Post-Game 10 Thread: Spirit Of Jackie Hands Dodgers Triple Play, Walk Off

DODGERS 5, PADRES 4

On a day that Clayton Kershaw struggled almost from the opening pitch, the boys gutted it out after seeing their 4-1 lead erased late.

A miraculous, if in all likelihood incorrectly officiated, play that started as a bunt and ended as one of the most improbable triple plays you will ever see, took all the wind out of the Pod Rays' sails and you just knew a walk off was in the offing.

True to form, Dee Gordon's slap single over shortstop drove in the winning run, and the dry humping was in order led by Matt Kemp. In the wise words we've grown to know and love: We'll take it!

Dee Gordon is somewhere at the bottom of this pile

On a day that we welcomed Vin Scully back to the booth, the Dodgers moved to 9-1, equaling their franchise best start. Let's enjoy this one, folks! Best record in baseball. Keep that thought in your head.*

*You may need it later in the season.

Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

152 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think I wet myself.

Dusty Baker said...

In all seriousness, I'm shaking and flustered.

Hideo Nomo said...

#BamSucka

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"In all seriousness, I'm shaking and flustered."

Also known as a DelinO Sunday.

Orel said...

It's been an...eventful first ten games.

Dusty Baker said...

We've won almost one-tenth of the amount of games we'll probably need to take the NL West.

Dusty Baker said...

Two LA victories down (Lakers beat Mavs also). Let's get a Kings victory and make it an LA Hat Trick!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So we only need to go 80 for our next 152! We can do it!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is this the de facto Kings thread?

Dusty Baker said...

Yes. Yes it is.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go Kings!

(Mr LA SC, since you know hockey, you'll have to lead the chants.)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thank the maker. There's no SoSG equivalent for the Kings.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

#GoKingsGo

Neeebs * said...

Lakingsinsider.com for the official game thread. Meanwhile, Im at the game working on beer three and game is not on for another 1 1/2 hours.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Neeebs, you're a lucky ducky.

Spank said...

Lakers won,i changed the channel back to the Dodger game,i close my eyes and i'm just waking up to all this. fuck. I missed a great end to the game.


I make belated party now.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Don't switch hands!

Dusty Baker said...

Here's to a great Chelsea win today, too!

Everything's coming up Dusty today.

Paul said...

Go Kings! Watch out for a drunk Neeebs singing Flaming Menudos songs.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis is at the game.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sign in All-Star Plaza: "Canucks: NHL Diving Champs".

Here's to hoping they continue diving and whining to the refs rather than focusing on solid hockey.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice to see Glen Murray on the TV broadcast.

Cliff Beefpile said...

HA! Like the guys with the "Bring the Rams Back to Los Angeles" sign.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ryan Kesler's been a real bitch these first two games.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think you mean to say Ryan Kesler's a real bitch. Of course, if he heard me say that he'd fall down and look to the ref for a penalty call.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Luongo's got a long face.

Cliff Beefpile said...

http://sadluongo.ytmnd.com/

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was a dumb penalty to take by Brown. Dammit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Canucks are buzzing.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

A shot on goal would be nice.

Spank said...

*cross-checks Stubbs*

Dusty Baker said...

Are you saying Canucks=Barcelona?

#DivingGits

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I don't think hockey has gits.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I can't stand seeing anyone with rinkside/field level/50-yard line seats and just texting away on their damn phone the whole time. WATCH THE GAME! OR GIVE YOUR TICKETS TO ME!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Schneider's such a dumbass, I wish the Kings could/would make him play the puck more.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That period could have gone better.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Everyone talks about Quick, Kopi and Doughty...but Mitchell is friggin' awesome.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Coulda gone a lot worse, too.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I suppose.

Dusty Baker said...

If they dive, then they are gits.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Do you have to be a diver to be a git?

Dusty Baker said...

42

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

Nope, but it helps.

Cliff Beefpile said...

It kills me that I have to put up with Angels commercials on the Kings channel.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

fuckFuckFUCK the Angels!

How are they doing tonight? Oh.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was bullshit, ref.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So to be a diver, you have to be a git. But to be a git, you don't have to be a diver.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kick his ass, KOPI! FUCK YOU, BURROWS!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ooof, Sedin got rocked.

Spank said...

Kill Shamu!

Dusty Baker said...

Well stated, Marla.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

4-on-3s are weird.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is Eric Cartman leading the chant?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, well...Sedin's fine all of a sudden. What a surprise.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Czar: Yes, yes he is.

Dusty Baker said...

Are you talking about Turkish bat houses or power plays?

Dusty Baker said...

^bath

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll give them that last PP. It was weird and there wasn't much time to get momentum. But they have to get a score here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK YOU, KESLER

Dusty Baker said...

" It was weird and there wasn't much time to get momentum. But they have to get a score here."

Sounds like prom night.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is Kobe with Jim Buss?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm not a fan of the unsportmanlike calls for showering the goaltender...even though it would've worked in the Kings favor there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Is Kobe a Flyers fan, or has he adopted the Kings like he adopted the Dodgers?

Dusty Baker said...

I think we can safely say he has adopted the best positive media coverage.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's been a while since the last power play.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Lapierre is a twat.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on for crap's sake! These PP's suck.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's the return of the crappy power play Kings. I wondered when they'd return.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm reduced to watching this ice tracker online bc the missus is watching some Titanic-related shit. Hello, it sinks!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Becks!

Orel said...

What is this, a soccer game?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Quick looks exhausted.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I hate the Cubs, and I seldom feel bad for their WS drought...but that stupid Playstation commercial gives me chills every time. I guess 'cause it's been so long since any of my teams has won anything.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I don't know shit about hockey. Can they do triple plays in hockey?

Dusty Baker said...

Quick could get a walk off.

Orel said...

The Cubs aren't worthy of your hate. Hate the Red Sox instead.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh I definitely hate the Red Sox. That's easy.

Spank said...

I'm gonna get you,Quick! #HarlemNights

Spank said...

No score yet?

Cliff Beefpile said...

As poorly as the Kings have executed offensively, defensively the Canucks haven't had any great scoring chances since the first period.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This has 2-0 final score written all over it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh the offense arrived!

Paul said...

I am feeling a Kings goal here soon.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm nervous...but Vancouver's collective sphincter must be tighter than a drum right now.

Orel said...

SKOR

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BROWN!

Paul said...

Yup!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn, Penner looked like he had a chance.

Paul said...

I am not sure what to do with all this what do you call it positivity.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

When did hockey become such a hot ticket?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

10:18 to go.

Paul said...

When they started showing Neeebs.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Quick's gonna have to stand on his head these last 10 minutes.

Paul said...

Crap that was scary.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Willie had a good look.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Just when I think a power play would be nice, Couver commits a high stick.

Cliff Beefpile said...

High stick!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Try winning a faceoff, fuckers.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice call on the score, Paul!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Start editing your resume tonight, Alain.

Cliff Beefpile said...

They haven't called Carter's name tonight at all.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At the very least, this power play will give me two minutes free of shitting my pants.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Yeah, Carter's been inactive up until that shot.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Back to pants-shitting.

Dusty Baker said...

That was only one minute of non-pants shitting related activities, Marla, judging by your timestamps.

Spank said...

Start biting your nails,children.

Spank said...

Or shit your pants. Cc:Marla

Dusty Baker said...

Start biting your children if it helps.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, we are in the lead!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

3:05 to go.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is Westgarth really any worse than Dwight King???

Cliff Beefpile said...

Atta boy, Quicker!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Pull the goalie, assholes!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DELAY OF GAME!

Paul said...

1:37.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Delay of game!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'm feeling an empty netter.

Spank said...

when you see Neeebs streak across the ice you know the Kings have won.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

1:03

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

55.3

Paul said...

Get it out!

Spank said...

Wow

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS WIN!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Holy SHIT!!! THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN!!!

Paul said...

Make le party!

Orel said...

Very impressive by Quick.

Orel said...

What the hell is this?

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK YEEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHH! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

One win away from the semis!

Paul said...

Neeebs can't leave his seat now.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Glen Murray cannot contain himself.

Spank said...

for it being hockey that music they were playing at the end was weak. Actually it was weak period

Steve Sax said...

Nice job Kings. Wow.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, Glen Murray is beside himself.

Orel said...

So it's pronounced "An-jay."

Orel said...

Man, Patrick O'Neal is carrying this whole post-game show.

Cliff Beefpile said...
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Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. Just wow. What a day! Have a great night all! I'm goin' out to celebrate with a few adult beverages. :D

Paul said...

Jackie Robinson day is all about the Yankees.*

*ESPNlogic.

Neeebs * said...

Fuck Yeah!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You bet your fucking ass we're hot, ESPN.

Spank said...

i think RB got swallowed up by the black butte.

Steve Sax said...

Why is jeter's HR the lead story on Jackie Robinson day?! Fucking ESPN homers

Steve Sax said...

All right, last call here boys, before the SoSG bar closes up

Fred's Brim said...

Anybody else worried about a Clayton injury or was he just off yesterday? He had a strange stumble coming off the mound early in the game. I really hope he doesn't have a foot or leg injury he's not talking about

Franklin Stubbs said...

Everyone can have an off day, so I'm not worried.

Yet.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm staying calm.


For now.

Dusty Baker said...

One thing I'm noticing (and I could be way off), but to me it seems like Clay is afraid to go right at batters. He did a lot of pitching around them yesterday (or, maybe, just missing his location?). But it never seemed like he really wanted to bare down and challenge them.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It may be a function of not having a feel for a pitch on a particular day. If you're not sure the bottom is going to fall out of that curve just so, you're going to be extra cautious about location.