Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Post-Game 30 Thread: Urine Problems

GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1

Look, one can blame Andre Ethier, who grounded into an inning-ending double play in the eighth with the bases loaded and one out (Giants manager Bruce Bochy IBBd Matt Kemp and brought in Javy Lopez to foil Ethier). Ethier (1-for-4, 5 LOB) did GIDP twice tonight, to be fair.

But the real downer was Juan "Urine" Uribe, who came up in the seventh with men on first and second and no one out and a rally beginning (what else would you call consecutive leadoff singles from Juan Rivera and James Loney, for pete's sake). And Urine sacrifice bunted into a double play (Rivera out at third, Urine out at first). Unbelievable. How does one bunt into a first-and-third DP? Is that even possible? Apparently, so. Oh, and Uribe came up as the last batter in the ninth and grounded to short to end his 0-for-4 disastrous night. Urine problems, indeed.

The score was 2-1 after two innings but didn't progress from there, thanks to settling down from loss-earning Clayton Kershaw (8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks, but one bad two-run HR) as well as the Giants' win-earning Ryan Vogelsong (7.1 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K). Dodgers go to the rubber match tomorrow. Hopefully, Jerry Hairston has healed.

62 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

GODDAMN BUNTING

Spank Lapierre said...

I blame supermoon

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Bunting is fine...we need a damn catcher

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@SFDF - Are you being real or sarcastic?

Paul said...

Hope the Skipper learns from that. Probably not.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

I'm being absolutely 'real.'

A well executed game of small ball or situational bunting is a proven winner.

And Ellis/Treanor suck

Orel said...

We got Urine problems but a hit ain't one.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ellis has the fourth best OBP in baseball.

NicJ said...

I believe just his batting avg is the 2nd best on the team.

Fred's Brim said...

I am going to be megapissed if we lose our third series in a row

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis, I mean. Not Mellis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ajellis has had some problems with passed balls lately, but you can't win if you don't score runs. And you don't score runs if you give away outs.

Orel said...

Nugs having their way with the Lakers.

NicJ said...

I think catcher is wayyyyyyyyy down on the rest. We need at least ONE infielder that hits like a major leaguer.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Nice. How about some defense? He sucks defensively.

I figure the only reason Loney still wears Blue is because he can make unreal defensive plays...

Paul said...

Can't wait for Loney to tear it up in Sept.

NicJ said...

The only reason Loney is still on the team is we have had an owner that hasn't spent any money on a farm system.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We could have had Fielder if Victor Martinez didn't get hurt.

NicJ said...

@paul, I'm sure Pirates fans will be very happy with him.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Agreed, Nic...on hitters...but catcher is the anchor. SS, yes but no. Catchers make the infield calls

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Other than four passed balls, I don't see how he sucks defensively.

Paul said...

Are we trading Loney for Barajas?

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Just got punched by the woman for laffing too loud at ur 10:01 Czar

sanfrandodgerfan said...

" Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
Other than four passed balls, I don't see how he sucks defensively."

Dude, you're KILLING me

sanfrandodgerfan said...

Okay...now I really need to get gone...

Lates Sons.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

He's caught 45% of would-be base stealers. That's pretty damn good.

Paul said...

Lakers making a run.

Spank Lapierre said...

We can trade Loney to the Royals for some BBQ.

Steve Sax said...

Lakes down by seven with 2:41 left

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hell, let's trade Loney for a few extra All Star ballots.

Spank Lapierre said...

HOLY SHIT! LAKERS!

Paul said...

Let's trade Urine for...fuck we can't Urine for Shit.

Paul said...

Kobe!!!

Spank Lapierre said...

KOBE BEAN!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Colletti should just take Uribe for a ride in the woods and leave him there.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Kobe!

Spank Lapierre said...

FUCKING KOBE!

NicJ said...

Wow! Kobe!

Steve Sax said...

those three straight threes from the kobester were incredible

too bad he missed that easy one

Steve Sax said...

Three point game with 28.6 seconds left

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

What?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lakers down by 4.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh...of all the reasons tonight sucked, the last thing I expected to see was someone blaming A.J.

*headdesk*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ramon!

Spank Lapierre said...

Shit your pants time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lakers back down by 3.

Spank Lapierre said...

Damn! Clear shot for Sessions.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Dammit, so close.

Steve Sax said...

I think I saw Juan Uribe screwing up the Lakers late, as well.

Paul said...

Lakers lose. Stupid AJ Ellis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I thought Sessions would get the second chance.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: right with you, dude

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

DFA his ass.

Spank Lapierre said...

It was there. Crazy comeback though. i had given up on the game because the Lakers were playing uninspired at the end.

Steve Sax said...

what's with the electrical piping behind the guy in the picture, by the way? do you really need outlets five feet apart? with exposed piping like that?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I think this means the Kings win Game 1 though. Right? Right?

Steve Sax said...

don't just sit there, small bladder boy! get up and find a goddamn bathroom!!!

Spank Lapierre said...

If the Kings lose you can blame AJ Ellis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

AJ should be getting doubles instead of walks.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least the Lakers get MW Peace for the entire second round.

(cries)

NicJ said...

Lakers are probably going 7 in this series.

Really it does t matter though because they are getting steamrolled in the 2nd round.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK time to start playing and managing better