Sunday, July 29, 2012

Post-Game 103 Thread: Tie See You!

Everybody's doing it!

DODGERS 4, GIANTS 0

In a complete reversal of the last (horrific) trip to San Francisco, the Dodgers complete a three-game SWEEP(!!!) of the Giants, to climb back into (a tie for) first place in the NL West.

Clayton Kershaw was masterful, pitching a complete game shutout. It was, as Vin noted several times during the telecast, the first time the Dodgers have shut out the Gnats in back-to-back games in SF since the teams moved west.

Today wasn't as much of the Hanley Show as the last two days, but it's clear he's rubbing off on the rest of the lineup. Everybody threw up the above gesture when they got on base!

Luis Cruz continued his attempt to de-Gordon the Dodgers with a double, 2 RBI, and some dazzling glove work. A.J. Ellis had the most A.J. Ellis game possible, walking four times.

Dodgers finish the road trip 7-3 (which is flippin' AMAZING after some of those games in St. Louis), and, perhaps more importantly, Sax evens the Sons' road record at 1-1.

Home tomorrow against the D-Backs. We've got first place back, boys. Let's keep it for good this time.

35 comments:

Orel said...

Ice (on Kershaw's wrist) and Loney (2 for 5, R), the San Francisco sweep!

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Loney's un-Loneyness.

(Though he did strike out into a DP.)

Orel said...

"the first time the Dodgers have shut out the Gnats in SF since the teams moved west"

Wait, really?

Hideo Nomo said...

Oops. Hold on a sec.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fixed.

Orel said...

Nice.

"de-Gordon." Love it.

Dusty Baker said...

Got hammered at my local MEX w the Dustettes. Mrs Dusty is "making" me take us to the game tomorrow night based on how she thinks we need to be there to welcome HanRam to DS. And the next night I'll be there with MDIL on KG bobblehead night.

Dodgers financial an PR teams: If you meant to woo us to stadium presence with nostalgia and important acquisitions, it's working.

Steve Sax said...

That win was sooooooooo sweet.

Steve Sax said...

Reposting from orher thread: fanerman: rendezvous complete. Beer purchased

Dodgers: victory complete

Giants: suck

Hideo Nomo said...

I will be there tomorrow too, belatedly celebrating my bro-in-law's birthday.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Trade for all the bloated contracts!

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

Let's coordinate so we can dry hump!

Fred's Brim said...

woop! great weekend!

Eugenio's Streak said...

16 unanswered runs, or 21 inning scoreless streak. Shoe is on the other foot now!

Cliff Beefpile said...

That Pope pic is going on my gnats-loving cousin's Facebook wall.

Steve Sax said...

Eugenio! We're you there today?!

Steve Sax said...

Whooooooooo hoooo! I'm flying home and I'm blitzed!!!!

Love the Admirals Club free alcohol

Steve Sax said...

Huuuuuuuuge win

Steve Sax said...

Whoooooooooooo

Steve Sax said...

(falls asleep during takeoff)

Paul said...

We make party by stopping on pumpkins!!

Paul said...

Stomping or something close. SF Dutch bags.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Dangit i always wanted to fly, but everyone is too scared.....i might be out there for the next series, but i refuse to meet Sax if he doesn't have his face blurred out or a giant happy face in front of it...

rbnlaw said...

You know what sucks?
Sunday return traffic from Vegas.

You know what doesn't suck?
A FUCKING DODGER SWEEP!

Although listening to it in the car for almost the entire 5 hour drive did suck a little.

Orel said...

Of course you placed money on the Dodgers, right?

Dusty Baker said...

You're my hero, Sax.

Orel said...

@truebluela: "RT @CSNBaggs: KPIX-TV is reporting that the Giants have a 'deal in place' for Hunter Pence, pending ownership approval."

Steve Sax said...

I'm awake! We have landed! We can't taxi to the gate because there's a plane sitting there! Fuck!

Great exchange with the gate attendant on the way down the jetway. I'll have to post about it...

Orel said...

@truebluela: "RT @CSNBaggs: Giants VP Bobby Evans texts that there's 'no truth to the rumor' the Giants have a deal in place for Pence."

Orel said...

Welcome back, Sax! Good job cursing AT&T Park today.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fuck it, I'm in for tonight, too. I'll catch you guys down there.

Eugenio's Streak said...

I was out in the bleachers with my Lucky charm. My wife was 4-0 this season, now 5-0. Also we brought a sacrificial lamb, my sister, the albatross gnats fan who has never seen the gnats win a game, EVER, as in in the last 39 years, EVERY game she has been to, the gnats have lost!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Well, shit. Hit a snag and likely won't get over there tonight. Definitely tomorrow night, though.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn, I see how it is.

*checks self for stank*

rbnlaw said...

Wait, wait, wait.

You can bet on sports in Vegas?

Who was in charge of that info? Somebody goofed.