Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Post-Game 6 Thread: Cy of Relief

"Oh yeah, Sandy says hi."

DODGERS 4, PIRATES 1

The heart of the Dodgers' lineup got it done today, with Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera and Andre Ethier going 8 for 12 and accounting for three RBIs.

It was a grinder through the bottom of the sixth, when Don Mattingly decided to pull Chad Billingsley with a 2-1 lead. It was a calculated risk, as Bills had only thrown 77 pitches, but the bases were loaded and Mattingly wanted to give James Loney a chance to break from his 0-for-14 slump.

Unfortunately, Loney is now 0-for-16 on the year. But Matt Guerrier got through the seventh and Rivera, Ethier and Tony Gwynn strung together some two-out hits to give the Dodgers some breathing room. Kenley Jansen and Javy Guerra made it stand up.

So the good news is the Dodgers are 5-1 for the first time in 13 years. And I guess Chad will be well rested for his next start. The bad news is the Dodgers have announced Vin Scully won't be working tomorrow's game, running his sick streak to three. Feel better, Vin!

"We make party!

1: AP; 2: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

32 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

5-1!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least Bills gets the W, even if he didn't get as many innings as he'd like.

Dusty Baker said...

In mid-September, we'll be glad Bills only went 77 pitches. So will he.

Orel said...

Three consecutive severed hand posts!

Dusty Baker said...

Close up of Dre. The man has a different nose. No doubt about it.

Dusty Baker said...

My god, two more severed hands posts and we'll have a handful of severed hand posts.

Steve Sax said...

Steve Lyons says that Ethier and Kemp are becoming better friends.

That's special.

Dusty Baker said...

Get a room, Ethier and Kemp!

NicJ said...

KINGS!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KINGS!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Holy shit, Penner with the score?

NicJ said...

I know! It's a GD miracle!

Dusty Baker said...

Kings?

NicJ said...

Come on Quickie!!

You got this!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Looking at a line with Richards, Carter and Penner, I was ready to make a "one of these things is not like the other" crack.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

If the Kings get an empty netter, I'll dance in the streets naked.

NicJ said...

To be fair you could say that with Pennerand any set of semi-effective hockey players

NicJ said...

Richards totally fucked that guy up.

NicJ said...

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

LOOK OUT, STREETS OF PHOENIX!!!

NicJ said...

Pretty nice night for LA sports.

Sorry, Anaheim.

Orel said...

Everyone goes home happy tonight!

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

That's Neeebs' mom's motto.

Neeebs * said...

Fuck yeah. Suck it Vancouver. (delayed as I just got back from my own game, 9-2 loss.)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kings played extremely well tonight. Loved seeing them get rewarded for all that hard work with the win. That's the kind of game that just wouldn't go their way the last two playoff seasons.

And love what I'm seeing from Thunder Thighs so far.

Spank said...

Lakers!

Damn missed another game thread. sorry lads. i hope to be present for tomorrows GT and bring some shenanigans with me.

Steve Sax said...

Brutal hit on Clifford tonight. Glad to see the good guys win!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win

Lakers, without Kobe, beat Spurs

Kings win

Clip joint beats Thunder

UCLA hoops bags Shabazz Muhammed

Great day for LA sports!!!

(Oh, and the Angels lost)

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Clippers!

Fred's Brim said...

woop!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

If we keep making post game party at this rate I'll have to put a #5 on my sosg softball shirt.

Time to start drinking light beer? Nah screw it.

Steve Sax said...

say no to light beer, DBT