Monday, July 30, 2012

Game 104 Thread: July 30 vs. D-backs, 7p

Aaron Harang (7-5, 3.39) vs. Trevor Cahill (8-9, 3.86).

First place feels pretty good, no? Sweeping the Giants in their own stadium, outscoring them 19-3 over the three games, and watching Hanley Ramirez spark the lineup, all made for a wonderful weekend for Dodger fans. The first place blue ribbons match our outfits!

But lurking just round the bend (obscured by the Giants' Pablo Sandoval) are the Diamondbacks, last year's NL West winner and only 4.5 games behind us and the Giants. Tonight starts a three game series before an off-day, while the Giants host the LOLMets for four (in which they'll miss R.A. Dickey, unfortunately). So we're going to have to take this series if for nothing else than to defend multiple flanks.

No, not "flank steaks", Juan Uribe. Calm down.

UPDATE 4:54p: SoSG Stubbs will be there in the Loge section tonight! Post a comment if you're there and need accomplices for your heroic ventures at the Stadium.

60 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll be there! Loge 151, for the sexually adventurous.

rbnlaw said...

I love loge.

and lamp.

Steve Sax said...

Hey Stubbs! I'll alter the post.

Won't be there tonight so keep up the good fight!

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm there too. Field 40.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty: not up in dat bish

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, we've already spotted the snakes 3 runs in the first. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

Goldschmidt HR (14) with Parra and Hill on.

Harang isn't even out of the first yet.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit. Goldschlager goes deep.

Hideo Nomo said...

Already down 3 and surrounded by DBag fans.

Steve Sax said...

Seven batters and three runs to get three outs. Sheesh.

3-0 AZ after 0.5 innings

Cliff Beefpile said...

Is it just me, or does Cahill look kind of like Francis Buxton from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Magic's there.

Steve Sax said...

mets and giants, scoreless in the third

Fred's Brim said...

After this start, I bet Ned is ready to trade Lee, Webster, and Reed for Dempster

Fred's Brim said...

ok lets get one back this inning

Steve Sax said...

LEADOFF SINGLE!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Okay, let me temper that excitement a bit

Steve Sax said...

especially given Harang just got an out. Sac bunt, but still.

Fred's Brim said...

fer christ's sake, the asshole just walked the guy in front of you. take a goddamn pitch!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I HATE YOU, JUAN RIVERA

Fred's Brim said...

Why is Rivera the 2 hitter again?

Steve Sax said...

WSJ Accuscore gives the Giants a 65% chance of winning. Sure enough, they're up 1-0 in the fourth.

Fred's Brim said...

not sure I can watch this one without kicking something

I hope you guys can get us back in this one. gnite all

Dusty Baker said...

Well this is a big old greasy turd.

Dusty Baker said...

Matt swinging at everything that moves.

Dusty Baker said...

HanRam w stolen base then an error on catcher. Standing a 3rd with two outs.

Orel said...

NYM 2, SF 1, bot 4.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Soriano???? REALLY Ned?

Steve Sax said...

Mets take 2-1 lead

Dusty Baker said...

Harang gives up a grand slam to make it 7-0. Checking out of this one, folks. Sorry some Sons had to be there to see this pitching shitfest. Really terrible effort, Harang. To the bullpen for you.

Steve Sax said...

7-0. This is not a good outing for Aaron Harang.

Spank Horst said...

Goddamn!

Steve Sax said...

Pence to SF as per Jerry Crasnick:

Three team trade emerging: #Giants, #Padres, #Phillies. Pence to SF; Belt, LHP Joe Savery to SD, Gary Brown, Headley to Phi.

Orel said...

NYM 2, SF 2, bot 5.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE.

Uh, yeah, it's fake, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

Sax got Dittmored.

Dusty Baker said...

I love how ESPN captured this re Soriano earlier:

"With the non-waiver trade deadline approaching at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, Soriano, 36, said he would consider a trade depending on the team and the city involved.

"It will have to be a good city with a good team," Soriano said Sunday. "I would give the team the opportunity to trade me, but as I said the team and city would have to be good."

And now we know that Soriano has vetoed a trade to SF. Hence, he doesn't think it is a good city with a good team. He's right!

Steve Sax said...

we strike back for one run in the bottom of the sixth.

SF takes a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Now the account has been deleted.

Hideo Nomo said...

This suuuuucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP THE BON JOVI

Dusty Baker said...

Uh-oh. Nomo's got cellular reception. Crowd must be thin as Velez.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck! This ain't right having Saito-san pitch against us.

Dusty Baker said...

Rivera promptly doubles off him.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Dodgers going for more on each hit, trying to make a point re Parra stealing second w a 7-run lead.

That's fine. I'd rather us just throw at Parra.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney to the resc... (cries)

Dusty Baker said...

How did I get a conflicting edit with myself?

Dusty Baker said...

Sergio Romo gives up a 2-run HR to Scott Hairston to tie the game at 4 up in non-Sorianoville.

Dusty Baker said...

Glad Donnie is running through all these pitchers on a night we're down by five runs late.

Steve Sax said...

Mets tie it at four.

Sorry about the fake crasnick thingy, guys.

I'm sick of Pence, none the richer.

Steve Sax said...

Romo's crumbling again! 5-4 LOLMets

Steve Sax said...

7-2 through eight. If this game were only 17 innings long, we'd have a chance at tying it.

Dusty Baker said...

Another fucking pitching change. Jesus christ, man. I'm going to turn into a stat-licker!

Dusty Baker said...

6-4 Mets in the 8th!

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, I forgot I was supposed to have turned off the TV and stomped off to bed in disgust about an hour and a half ago.

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn looks at two strikes to start the AB.

NOW I'm turning off the TV.

Steve Sax said...

Mets giving up the lead in the bottom of the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

6-5, Oyster Pubes on second, none out

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Dodger picked up League. Post coming.