Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Post-Game 56 Thread: Dodgers Bear Lee, Win

The Dodgers owe Juan Pierre $3 million this year, so don't feel too bad for him.

DODGERS 2, PHILLIES 1

(Thanks to SoSG Nomo for the headline!)

The good Chad Billingsley showed up tonight, allowing only one run over seven innings (with some defensive help from Andre Ethier). The better Cliff Lee also showed up, shutting down the Dodger bats over those same seven. The Dodgers showed some life in the eighth, opening the inning with a Matt Treanor double. But Tony Gwynn Jr. bunted and Lee gunned down Treanor at third. Then Bobby Abreu singled, but Hunter Pence gunned down Gwynn at third. It was looking like another Dodger loss to the Phillies.

Enter Elian Herrera. After a Dee Gordon single kept the inning alive, Herrera weathered a host of Lee's breaking balls and on the seventh pitch of the at-bat doubled just inches over the glove of a leaping Juan Pierre. Lindblom gets the hold, Jansen gets the save and Billingsley gets his first win in ten starts.

Dodgers pull out another one-run victory and move to 35-21. Yes, a major-league best 35-21!

AP photo

45 comments:

Paul said...

Well that wasn't how I expected that game to turn out. Especially after the Dodgers tried to bunt and run themselves out the 8th. Great pitching by Chad.

Orel said...

Mike Piazza looks considerably less badass without his Fu Manchu.

Fred's Brim said...

Mike Piazza at the Heats game!

Paul said...

Mikey!!!!!!!

#fuckFox

Steve Sax said...

SD up 1-0, B2

Steve Sax said...

Where is the mlb.com highlight of the Herrera GWRBI double? WTF?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy does this work?
Elian

Hideo Nomo said...

Greetings from behind the orange curtain! About to go grab a drink or three at Downtown Disney.

Paul said...

Dry hump Mickey!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Go Madres! Fuck the gnats!

Hideo Nomo said...

Got myself a big-ass Firestone DBA at the ESPN Zone and am currently watching Gnats/Pods and Angels/Mariners simultaneously.

Hideo Nomo said...

Pods imploding.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, Nomo. Heckle the Angels fans!

Hideo Nomo said...

Seriously, this is a big beer.

Steve Sax said...

4-4 in the Giants/Padres game, T7

Steve Sax said...

What brings you down to Mickey-Town, Josh?

2-for-1 coupon for Applebee's?

Steve Sax said...

Shit, Giants take 5-4 lead, mid 7

Dusty Baker said...

That was rich re Applebee's, Sax.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fam's going to Disneyland tomorrow, Cali Adventure Thursday.

Hideo Nomo said...

That Applebee's coupon sounds sweet, though.

Steve Sax said...

Pods had two on, none out in the bottom of the seventh and crapped out. 5-4 SF through 7.

Hideo Nomo said...

And who the fuck is Josh?

Steve Sax said...

Gnomes, you've gotta tell me how Cars Land is (if there's a soft opening). I'm jealous.

Steve Sax said...

I haven't done the new Star Tours either

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, sorry about that

Hideo Nomo said...

I heard one review call Radiator Springs Racers (in Cars Land) the best Disney ride EVER. High praise.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 7:52p: thanks FB! Wow, Pierre blew that one.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 9:29p: is Lasseter still blogging?

Orel said...

If Nomo says it's a big beer, it must be huge. Like bathtub-sized.

Orel said...

Carlos Quentin HR ties it up at 5, bot 8!

Hideo Nomo said...

Wheeee! Fireworks!!

Orel said...

I sure hope Nomo is outdoors.

Orel said...

Giants with 1st & 2nd, Melky Cabrera up, two out.

Steve Sax said...

Fireworks for a game-tying HR? Shoot, they are desperate at Petco

Steve Sax said...

By the way, in tonight's game:

Ruiz, 0-for-4, 2 LOB

AJEllis, DNP

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes grounds out with the bases juiced and two out in the top of the ninth! Still tied at 5

Dusty Baker said...

Heard reports of the soft opening on Saturday at Cars Land. Pretty pos so far. Strangely I know the guy who is heading up the construction project and my FIL has food accounts at all the Disney restaurants so between them they said it was packed with people (employees and families) on Sat.

Dusty Baker said...

SD just won?!?

Dusty Baker said...

Are we scoreboard watching the election tonight?

Cigarette tax bear Lee winning now.

Orel said...

L Forsythe with the San Diego walk-off!

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, Padres!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

The photos of Cars Land look amazing. It's gonna kill me to have the kid that close and not be able to go in, but we wanted to go before the crowds got too heavy.

Steve Sax said...

Just ditch the kid and go in!

Oh wait, that's not what you meant...

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

RSR? Lex Luthor Drop of Doom has a sad

Dusty Baker said...

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