Friday, August 17, 2012

Game 120 Thread: August 17 @ Barves, 4:30p

Chris Capuano (11-8, 3.11) vs. Tommy Hanson (12-5, 4.29).

Stubbs' Pillbox Hat Fixation was good for three out of four in Pittsburgh, so why not try it in Atlanta? The second-place Braves are hot, having won three straight and seven of their last ten. The first-place Dodgers are also hot, both on the field (5-2 so far on this ten-game road trip) and under the collar (with three ejections yesterday).

It's time for the bats to stay hot and heads to cool off. The Giants come to town next week, so a head of steam would be splendid right about now. The funk soul brother.

185 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

I dunno, it's just not the same. Something about the Pirates makes that chapeau special.

Hideo Nomo said...

Aw shit, now we're gonna lose.

Orel said...

Can you just lie, Stubbs?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, OK, I guess I can get on board with an alternative.















(cries)

Orel said...

BARVES

Hideo Nomo said...

I wanted to barve after yesterday's game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I've rarely been so happy to be otherwise occupied.

Orel said...

It was a weird game. Felt like Game 10 of a ten-game losing streak.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: that's funny, I edited it back to braves. Sorry about that!

Orel said...

Awesoke, Sax!

MR.F said...

Dumpster doesn't have a passport

http://www.nesn.com/2012/08/ryan-dempster-to-miss-start-in-toronto-reportedly-because-he-lost-his-passport.html

Franklin Stubbs said...

Once again, Canada ruins everything.

Spank Horst said...

*barves*

Orel said...

Seems Ethier has been on a real cold streak lately. Or am I just imaginging things?

Franklin Stubbs said...

He hit well in Pittsburgh, but in general, he's been off.

Orel said...

Chipper Jones. Of course.

Franklin Stubbs said...

God damn it, Larry.

Orel said...

Chipper barely even blinked hitting that HR. He's dialed in.

Orel said...

Call him 56.6K, 'cause he's dialed in!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm going home. Don't fuck everything up before I get back.

Orel said...

Did we have David Ross? Or am I thinking of Body Ross?

Orel said...

See you on the other side, Stubbsy!

MR.F said...

Chipper Jones is such a baller. I just can't hate him.

Orel said...

I hate and respect him.

Orel said...

Accuscore puts Atlanta at 59% tonight.

Orel said...

Shane is hacking!

Orel said...

The Braves' third-base coach is named Snitker.

Orel said...

SNIKT!

Orel said...

Backwards K to Heyward to get out of it in the third!

Orel said...

FUCK! Ethier gunned down at the plate!

MR.F said...

Don't screw up, James!

MR.F said...

Oh, nevermind.

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Orel said...

Loney homer here?

MR.F said...

Loney succeeds when you least expect him to, so.... no.

Orel said...

Loney single! Cruz single! Treanor sac! 2nd & 3rd, one out!

Orel said...

If that were the case, Loney would have 40 HR this season.

Orel said...

Shit. Cap gives it a ride but not deep enough to score Loney.

Orel said...

The Atlanta Braves are an awfully professional baseball team.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dammit, Vicky!

Orel said...

And Victorino goes down swinging at the high heat.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fuck.

Franklin Stubbs said...

So, we're back to our LOB loving ways?

Orel said...

We didn't fuck everything up, Stubbs!

Orel said...

We love LOB.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's true. Y'all have been completely neutral.

I blame Sax for Ethier getting thrown out at the plate, though.

Orel said...

Cap is cruising. Let's get him a win.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 ATL through five

Orel said...

Mellis double! This is our chance!

Orel said...

Kemp tags it. Right at the left-fielder.

Orel said...

FINALLY! ETHIER 2-RUN BOMB!

Orel said...

Geico, Hanley!

Hideo Nomo said...

Dre? Dre!

Franklin Stubbs said...

'DRE!

Hideo Nomo said...

Cripes, Bourn is fast.

MR.F said...

Finally Dre wakens!

Orel said...

Please don't hurt us, Chipper!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Cochito can't be stopped!

Orel said...

Luis Cruz is kind of out of mind, no?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Now, where's my booze?

Orel said...

Treanor sac!

Orel said...

Shanetorino RBI! 3-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

See ya, Tommy's Burgers!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Somewhere, Dusty just got a case of the vapors.

MR.F said...

Shane!

Orel said...

Shane giveth, Shane taketh away. CS at 3rd to end the inning.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Good lord, hasn't the tomahawk chop died of shame yet?

Orel said...

Tommy Hanson still gets credited with a QualityStart™.

Orel said...

KKKKKKKK

Franklin Stubbs said...

That and a kick in the ass will get him a bruised coccyx.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Matt Kemp is not in charge of this game.

Orel said...

Two more innings to go.

Orel said...

Janish leadoff single.

Orel said...

Johnso single. Beli time?

Orel said...

Johnso not related to Jaso.

Hideo Nomo said...

Paul Janish Poha

Orel said...

BeliTime™.

Orel said...

Beli opens with the purpose pitch!

Orel said...

Out for a run. 3-2 Dodgers.

Franklin Stubbs said...

squeaky bum time.

Orel said...

*clenches*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Take 'im down, Belly!

Orel said...

Heyward RBI. No win for Cap.

Franklin Stubbs said...

balls.

MR.F said...

Blood and bloody ashes!

Orel said...

Victorino CS might loom large now.

Orel said...

Chipper's going to kill us here, isn't he?

Hideo Nomo said...

Sorry Cap, but it was YOUR mess.

Hideo Nomo said...

I actually miss Scott Elbert.

Orel said...

Okay, tie game. On to the 9th.

Orel said...

Kimbrel? We got this.

Orel said...

C'mon, Hanley! He's only throwing 98!

Orel said...

Hanley backwards K on a 100-mph pitch. So, yeah.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't care for the cut of Kimbrel's jib.

Orel said...

Loney makes contact! Don't we get a run for that?

Orel said...

Donnie is so cool.

Orel said...

Kimbrel 3-0 to Cruz. Obviously he fears him.

Franklin Stubbs said...

rightly so.

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Orel said...

Treanor vs. Kimbrel.

Hideo Nomo said...

Everyone fears Cruz.

Particularly Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric.

Orel said...

Okay, we made Kimbrel throw an inning!

Hideo Nomo said...

GOLD MEDAL STRIKEOUT

Orel said...

That was terrible, Nomo. Keanu oughta be ashamed of yourself.

Orel said...

Freddie Freeloader up.

Orel said...

Wow, Beli still in?

Orel said...

Freddie Ks on three pitches.

Orel said...

Uggla Ks swinging.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHERE WAS THIS LAST INNING, ASSHOLE?

Orel said...

Beli didn't realize he's allowed to throw warmup pitches in the bullpen.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Jesus H, Ross is 35 already?

Orel said...

SF 1, SD 0, bot 1

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, fer fuck's sake, San Diego! Grow a penis, wouldja?

Orel said...

How does he let Ross get away there? One on, two out.

Orel said...

0-2 to Janish.

Orel said...

Beli Ks the side!

Orel said...

No more Kimbrel. Was kind of hoping he would pitch two innings.

Orel said...

Elian Herrera sighting!

Orel said...

E-3! Herrera on!

Orel said...

Great hustle, Elian!

Orel said...

Victorino bunts. Are we really playing for only one run?

Orel said...

Hey, it's Matt Kemp!

Franklin Stubbs said...
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Orel said...

CHICKENSHIT BARVES

MR.F said...

Alright Matty, let's do this.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Papa still wants a hit.

MR.F said...

All right Dre, let's do this.

Franklin Stubbs said...

crap

Orel said...

Ethier is so slow Chipper can drop the ball and still throw him out.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't feel great about this game.

Orel said...

Now we get Choate.

Orel said...

Yeah, kind of feels like that window has closed.

Orel said...

Pastornicky!

Orel said...

Doesn't Langer's offer a Pasternicky sandwich?

Hideo Nomo said...

Donnie taking a beating on the Twitters.

Hideo Nomo said...

Does Pastornicky wear #19?

Orel said...

Bourn single. The inevitable gets inevitabler.

Orel said...

Hey, it's Brandon League! All is saved!

Franklin Stubbs said...

oh, fuck me.

Orel said...

Somehow Treanor throws it past Hanley and Ellis. Bourn on third. Game...

Franklin Stubbs said...

Just rip the band-aid and get it over with.

Orel said...

Wow, League gets a big K there.

Orel said...

Pick your poison: Heyward or Chipper.

Franklin Stubbs said...

League is angling to be the new Dotel.

MR.F said...

Increasingly inevitabler.

Orel said...

Death by Chipper it is.

Orel said...

Uh, nice cut there, Mr. Broadcast Producer.

Orel said...

*unclenches*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Reprieve!

MR.F said...

Inevatibility averted!

Orel said...

Venters. We got this!

Orel said...

A whole lotta talking going on at the plate during this AB.

Orel said...

Hanley single!

Orel said...

Rivera in for Loney.

MR.F said...

Hanley starts with a single. We can do this! Okay maybe not James.

Orel said...

Rivera to Loney: "I got this GIDP, thank you very much."

Orel said...

But hey, he didn't bunt!

Orel said...

SF 5, SD 0, top 3

Franklin Stubbs said...

Good god, even with the platoon, I'd wager we have worst hitting 1B in the league.

Orel said...

Of course Cruz singles.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Seriously, it's a goddamn embarrassment.

MR.F said...

Wow. Our 1B's really suck.

Orel said...

A GODDAMN EMBARRASSMENT

Orel said...

Does Kershaw pitch the bottom of this inning?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Back to the bullpen tightrope.

Orel said...

SF 6, SD 0, top 3. I don't think the Pads are going to help us out tonight.

Orel said...

SF 8, SD 0, top 3

Orel said...

We're going to get swept by the Padres, aren't we?

Orel said...

1st & 3rd, 2 out for the Barves. Inevit...

Orel said...

SF ∞, SD 0, top 3

Franklin Stubbs said...

A cursory search informs me that among NL 1B with 250 PA, Rivera is dead last in OPS.

Loney is next to last.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Only Smoak is worse in the whole of baseball.

Orel said...

Donnie just changed the battery. Ajellis & Wright in.

Orel said...

We are about to be put out of our misery.

Orel said...

Game over.

Franklin Stubbs said...

2nd place, here we come!

Steve Sax said...

Yep, the Giants lead 7-0. Shit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I am annoyed.

Time to go do something else.

Hideo Nomo said...

SEE SECOND COMMENT

Franklin Stubbs said...

So, you're saying I should have just taken one for the team?

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm saying I think we need to burn a pillbox hat now.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I vote for that one. It's fucking hideous.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I mean, look at Tekulve pimp the yellow and black, then look at that thing. It's a crime against headwear.

Orel said...

PGTUP

Franklin Stubbs said...

(Pittsburgh Exceptionalist)