Monday, August 13, 2012

Game 116 Thread: August 13 @ Pirates, 4p

Bring back the pillbox hat already. It's time!
Aaron Harang (7-7, 3.80 ERA) vs. Jeff Karstens (4-2, 3.77 ERA)

The Dodgers are in Pittsburgh today for the second leg of their east coast road trip. When we faced the Pirates in April, it was a 3-game sweep, but that was back when the Dodgers were on their season-opening tear. When the Dodgers took their June nosedive, however, they raced past the Bucs on their way down, so we now trail them by 3 games in the loss column.  Barring the ideal outcome of winning the division, in the race for the at a wild card slots this year, a series victory here would be an enormous boon.

The last time we saw Karstens, Capuano out-dueled him for a 3-2 victory (and SoSG Stubbs' inaugural victory of the season), but he draws Harang's spot in the rotation this time around. Judging by his MLB.com profile photo, he appears to have been working on his intimidation factor for just this occasion.

I call this one "The Rocky II"

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Steve Sax said...

Kemp with a BB

Hideo Nomo said...

201

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Scintillating first half here NFL

Steve Sax said...

Shit, karina! That's harsh frm Jaime. When are you gonna take vacations? Winter???

Steve Sax said...

Ethier HBP with one out. Hanley coming up with two on.

Steve Sax said...

I have a feeling, from Nomo's comment, that im delayed on the radio feed

Steve Sax said...

Tom Jackson on the halftime show, trying to gesticulate this preseason NFL game back into relevance

Franklin Stubbs said...

Juan Cruz still looks like he needs a sandwich.

karina said...

@Sax I'll get home for Christmas but I'll back in LA on January 2nd.

I already have a plane ticket back home for next June but I don't know if I'll take that quarter off yet.

Steve Sax said...

Loney wi the bases juiced. He can't GITP, but he can still
try

karina said...

@Stubbs Cruz is known as "Cochito". Don't know why yet

Steve Sax said...

@karina: come, and stay.

Dusty's house has plenty of room.

Steve Sax said...

Pitching change because they're scared of Loney

Steve Sax said...

Semi-serious question here: do any of you guys have earthquake insurance?

Steve Sax said...

Tony Watson in to pitch

Steve Sax said...

Loney, this is your chance to shut me up

Steve Sax said...

They sub Rivera, a .242 hitter, to replace Loney.

Is there a greater indignity?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Everyone moves up!

Steve Sax said...

Rivera gets it done, to at least score one!

Steve Sax said...

Sorry, FJL

(maybe not so much)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, remember when we swept the Pirates, and everyone said, "Big deal, it's the Pirates" and scoffed?

Fuck those guys.

Steve Sax said...

Kennedy can't even get the ball out of the infield. Force at home.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so 5-2 Dodger going to the bottom of the eighth.

Why do I feel that that's not enough?

Steve Sax said...

^Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

McCutcheon up

karina said...

@Sax I"ll ask Dusty and Mrs Dusty then :)

btw, your Miami recommendation is noted and hopefully i'll be there :)

karina said...

@Sax because it is not, never is enough.

Steve Sax said...

McCutchon lead off single. Not good

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck, Belli? Get a fucking clue

NicJ said...

Dodgers used 7 batters to get one run in this inning. the Pirates used 2 batters to get that same run.

Franklin Stubbs said...

STOP!

Spank Horst said...

Cochito! That's funny as hell.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, Belli gets out of that.

Let's not have him go out in the ninth? Please?

5-4 dodgers through 8

Spank Horst said...

5-4 Dodgers? Not funny as hell.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Luis Cruz! Lead off double in the ninth

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sax,

Don't have it Earthquake ins., but I've had to deal with it a fair amount for my HOA and in my job. What's the context?

karina said...

@Spank wanna know more about "cochito"

Yeah, he's definitely Cochito for el Sr. Jarrin

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Mellis

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs 7:00p: just trying to figure out if it's worth it...

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Mellis

Steve Sax said...

Kemp with two out

Steve Sax said...

Come on Matty, they're gonna cut off electronic devices soon

Hideo Nomo said...

That went well.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck!

Okay Kenley, shore this up as I have to tune out...

Steve Sax said...

Fuuuuuuuuuck

Steve Sax said...

I don't like this. I have a baaaaaaaad feeling about this.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@Sax

The deductibles are generally pretty massive. It's one of those things that is absolutely not worth it…except when you actually need it.

Steve Sax said...

@Stubbs: exactly...

Franklin Stubbs said...

*clenches*

Steve Sax said...

Oh, the mystery dodger is Kenley Jansen! I get it

Steve Sax said...

Why is Geico still using the cavemen? Give it up

Steve Sax said...

Here's Barajas to strike revenge.

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Jansen Ks Barajas!

Steve Sax said...

That was surprising.

Steve Sax said...

It's just going to make the Pirates' walk off that much more dramatic, I assume

Steve Sax said...

Victorino with the catch for out #2

Hideo Nomo said...

Game, us!

Steve Sax said...

Martin Scorsese needs better direction in his apple iPhone commercial. Know anyone?

Steve Sax said...

Oh, that's good news gnomes

MR.F said...

Yay we make party!

Steve Sax said...

Wooooooo!!!!

Someone else do the PGT, they re making me shut down!

karina said...

we make party!

Steve Sax said...

Love how the radio show plays I Love LA in the background

Spank Horst said...

Party time!

*mud wrestles with a cochito*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Way to go, Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread up. Sorry guys, this was the best I could do from my iPhone.

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