Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Game 118 Thread: August 15 @ Pirates, 4p


Clayton "Bender" Kershaw (10-6, 2.88 ERA) vs. Wandy "Rodriguez" Rodriguez (0-2, 4.74 ERA)

Nobody seems to have told the Dodgers that the Pirates aren't the scuffling squad of years past. L.A. already has the first two games of the series in their pocket, and they're sending Public Enemy #1 out there for a good chance to take the season series to 6-0.

We need every victory we can muster, because Pittsburgh still has a hold (albeit a tenuous one) on the last NL Wildcard slot, and the Giants stubbornly refuse to lose when it is most important that they do so. Seriously, what is going on up there?

Let's hope the guys aren't exhausted from all that baserunning last night.


Come on, bring back the hat for Willie!
Top Image: 20th Century Fox
Bottom Image: Keith Srakocic, AP

125 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Nats up 2-0 on the Giants, bottom 2. Strasburg on the hill for the Giants, but he's got "men" on first and second with none out.

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded, none out

Franklin Stubbs said...

Make that 1 out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

2-2 on a Brandon "Not Carl" Crawford single

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not Strasburg's best work, but it's still tied after 2.

Franklin Stubbs said...

A Danny Espinosa HR puts the Nats right back on top 4-2.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I strongly suspect there will be more scoring in this game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

6 Perfect innings for Felix Hernandez. Who is of course starting against my fantasy team.

Franklin Stubbs said...

5-2 Nats.

Franklin Stubbs said...

7 Perfect for Felix.

Orel said...

The Mariners announcer just said Felix Hernandez is three outs away from immortality.

Orel said...

Giants broadcaster just bought some kettle corn on air.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel I think that's when the Seattle Vampire Moose is planning to bite him

Orel said...

I picture Felix and Don Larsen hanging out in some post-apocalyptic future.

Orel said...

One more out to go!

Orel said...

Perfecto!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

MR.F said...

Congrats Felix!

Orel said...

WSH 6, SF 2, top 3. This day just keeps getting better!

Franklin Stubbs said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Franklin Stubbs said...

I do so loathe giving Marla something to celebrate, but still, that's impressive.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shut up, Stubbs, you love me.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*crickets*

Franklin Stubbs said...

I may learn to love Marla again...next week.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Thus concludes the Fantasy Sports Lamentation portion of the program. We now continue with our regularly scheduled Giants Schadenfreude.

Orel said...

WAS 6, SF 3, bot 9.

Franklin Stubbs said...

As I was saying.

Franklin Stubbs said...

1 on, 2 out.

Orel said...

Adam LaRoche just dropped the third out. 6-4 WSH.

Franklin Stubbs said...

1 run comes across on Washington's error. Still 1 on, 2 out.

Orel said...

Giants lose!

Hideo Nomo said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Franklin Stubbs said...

Giants lose! Giants lose!

Hideo Nomo said...

Alone in first for the next three hours!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

First place!

Franklin Stubbs said...

A win tonight would be delightful.

Orel said...

E-5 puts Victorino on second!

Orel said...

Ellis bunt fouls, then singles! 1st & 3rd!

Orel said...

Kemp RBI!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

(R)UNS

Orel said...

Mark Ellis takes out Neil Walker.

Hideo Nomo said...

PILLBOX HAT SIGHTING

Hideo Nomo said...

On a vendor with an epic mustache behind home plate.

Orel said...

Hanley speed!

Hideo Nomo said...

He was out but I'll take it.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's a fine start!

Orel said...

K

Orel said...

KK

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dammit, my fantasy football team's already shot to hell. Jason Witten has a defective spleen.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stubbs, I put the hat sighting up on the twitters.

Hideo Nomo said...

I liked Defective Spleen before they sold out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Not a K, but almost as good.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Headwear noted and approved.

Orel said...

2nd-inning Kershaw not the same as 1st-inning Kershaw. Tie game.

Hideo Nomo said...

1-1. Clay suddenly not fooling anyone.

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT?

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

2-1 Dodgers!

Hideo Nomo said...

Jeez Juan, let Collins finish saying how many grand slams you have before you swing at the first pitch.

Orel said...

Clayton 2 for 2 at the plate!

Orel said...

Can we sign the Pirates ballgirl to play first base?

Hideo Nomo said...

For the softball tourney?

MR.F said...

YES MATTY!

Hideo Nomo said...

Qualls warming. We're not done yet.

Orel said...

Kemp RBI! Hanley RBI! Dodgers 5-1!

Orel said...

If you're going to give up a homer, make it solo. 5-2 Dodgers.

Orel said...

Uribesque defense by Cruz!

Orel said...

Almost pulling for A.J. to clear for Kershaw here. But then I remembered Clayton can hit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Nice snag, cochito.

Orel said...

Clayton is hacking!

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Is it wrong to be celebrating another NL West title after today's news?

Steve Sax said...

5-2 through 5 innings

Franklin Stubbs said...

If enjoying your rivals' misery is wrong, I don't want to be right, DKG.

I'm not quite ready to throw it in cruise control and say we've got the division yet, though.

Steve Sax said...

Mellis with a two-out HBP. Booooo

Steve Sax said...

@DKOTG, Stubbs: I agree. Giants still have Oyster Pubes batting upa storm of late. And anything can happen in baseball.

Hideo Nomo said...

Guys, I don't think Cornelius really invented long division.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Giants fans' tears do taste like barbecue sauce, though.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I hate that long division is a byword for difficulty.

Franklin Stubbs said...

UJTD, baby!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Renfield, drop a beat!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Should Uribe be suspended for 50 days for not taking PEDs?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers are double figures in hits again? WTF is going on around here?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dre!

Hideo Nomo said...

Backwards Poser.

Franklin Stubbs said...

More runs!

Orel said...

Loney RBI! The end is nigh!

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT?

MR.F said...

WAY TO NOT SCREW UP JAMES!

Hideo Nomo said...

Gnats fans are going to want Cruz tested.

Hideo Nomo said...

A run for every two hits is a pretty good clip.

Orel said...

Ajellis RBI! 8-2 Dodgers!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Sac Fly Kid K!

Orel said...

Kershaw RBI! 9-2 Dodgers!

Hideo Nomo said...

Ah yes, Chad Qualls. That will help.

Franklin Stubbs said...

7-run leads make Stubbs giddy.

Orel said...

Quallsity start! Victorino doubles!

Franklin Stubbs said...

...and we're right where we left off.

Steve Sax said...

9-2! fuck yeah

Hideo Nomo said...

Hee hee.

Steve Sax said...

shit, even Uribe could get a hit tonight!

(recalls his 0-for-4 last night, withdraws comment)

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was a good inning.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fun had to end sometime, I guess.

Franklin Stubbs said...

St. Louis leads AZ 2-1 in the 4th.

Hideo Nomo said...

Are we still worrying about AZ? Yeah, I suppose we should.

Orel said...

Somebody has to finish second in the division.

Franklin Stubbs said...

5 games is my worry threshold.

Franklin Stubbs said...

whoops.

Franklin Stubbs said...

7 more like that and we're in trouble

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wow, nice play.

karina said...

epale everyone!

MR.F said...

Wotcher, karina!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Bike messenger action movies?

Hideo Nomo said...

What was the injury delay?

karina said...

Donnie baseball is a class act

Franklin Stubbs said...

Gotta believe that Kersh is tiring a bit. Hope we can at least get him through 8.

Franklin Stubbs said...

There was an injury delay? I must have missed it.

Hideo Nomo said...

After Kemp's AB.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Everyone appears to be intact, so apparently no harm done.

Franklin Stubbs said...

WIN!

karina said...

we make party! (like fiestas patronales) :)

Hideo Nomo said...

First? With no stinky Giants to have to share with?

(clicks Like button)

MR.F said...

WE MAKE 1ST PLACE PARTY!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

One whole game ahead!

Spank Horst said...

nice

Franklin Stubbs said...

NLWLPGTUP!