Monday, July 23, 2012

Post-Game 97 Thread: Beardlingsley

DODGERS 5, CARDINALS 3

What's weirder: seeing Ichiro in a Yankees uniform or Chad Billingsley with facial hair? Bills showed up to Busch Stadium with a fresh beard and a fresh arm today; we're not sure which was responsible, but he held the Cardinals to seven hits and one earned run, throwing 100 pitches over six innings. Offensively, the unusual suspects contributed: Luis Cruz hit a surprise three-run home run in the second, and Mark Ellis hit a two-run double in the seventh.

Ronald Belisario wobbled in the eighth, allowing a two-run homer to Carlos Beltran, but Kenley Jansen sewed it up for the save. Dodgers have won five straight. Giants are currently winning in San Diego, but at least their 1.5-game lead won't get any bigger.

Bills photo swiped from dodgers.com; Ichiro: Elaine Thompson/AP

15 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

C'mon Padres, quit sucking for just a couple of days.

Steve Sax said...

4-1 Giants through three

Steve Sax said...

added a picture, Orel; hope that's okay

Hideo Nomo said...

Casey Blake says that's no beard.

Steve Sax said...

Billingsley ain't writing any manifestos in his cabin any time soon, that's for sure

4-1 SF through four

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I just realized that beating St. Louis also helps in a potential wild card race.

Orel said...

SF 7, SD 1, top 7.

Steve Sax said...

Padres go meekly into the night

Steve Sax said...

7-1 B8

Steve Sax said...

Fuckers. Back to 1.5 games.

volquez vs. Ashley Madison tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

I'm drinking Sapporo. And about to go to sleep.

Anyone else up?

Steve Sax said...

These earlyish games blow.

Steve Sax said...

But at least we won!

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm still awake.

tsroH knapS said...

Wow another win. We go for a six pack tomorrow.