Saturday, August 18, 2012

Game 121 Thread: August 18 @ Braves, 4p

With a bit of luck, Ben Folds tonight.

Aaron Harang (8-7, 3.76) vs. Ben Sheets (4-2, 2.13).

With a win today, the Dodgers could ensure this road trip ends up a successful one, and possibly inch back into first place. But that's going to require besting Ben Sheets, whose late-season return to baseball after sitting 2011 out has been pretty successful: six GS, all of which lasted 6.0 or more IP and four of which resulted in wins. Harang has been pretty consistent, only giving up three or more ER once in his last seven starts, going back to June.

But it's the offense that is going to need to turn it on--no more of this on the road, extra-inning, situational bunting shit!--and over at the infield corners, the abysses at first base plus the Hairston-less 3B make our lineup challenging. Or, put another way: Uribe's a brick, and I'm drowning slowly.

Sorry to get all emo on y'all. It's just, I hate losing two in a row, you know? --Sax

64 comments:

NicJ said...

Nothing gets me more pumped for a baseball game like a ballad about an abortion.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Who is that band? Some dude in HS was into them and turning all "indie" by the end....

Spank Horst said...

Fuck yeah! Newcombe and Earth,Wind And Fire.

Spank Horst said...

Is that a pic of Dana Carvey on the GT?

Spank Horst said...

3 up 3 down for the Dodgers in the first.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Spank Horst said...

Goddamn. I go fix me a cold soft beverage and i come back to the Dodgers losing. Stoopid Harangutan.

Franklin Stubbs said...

So it begins.

Spank Horst said...

Shane Victorino, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Matt Kemp, CF
Andre Ethier, RF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
James Loney, 1B
Luis Cruz, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Aaron Harang, P

Dusty Baker said...

Can we DFA Harang and let Urine pitch?

15 balls and 4 strikes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think I'll avert my eyes before we find out if this blows up in our faces.

Spank Horst said...

Shit. Bases loaded for the Barves

Spank Horst said...

You lucky mofo Harangutan.

Spank Horst said...

HANLEY GOES DEEP CENTER!!!

Spank Horst said...

LONEY GOES DEEP?!!


HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT!

Spank Horst said...

COCHITO WITH A HOMER TOO!!

BACK TO BACK TO BACK!!1

Orel said...

BACK TO BACK TO BACK JACKS!

Dusty Baker said...

Anything happening here?

Orel said...

That was insane! Especially after Harang's terrible but lucky first inning.

Spank Horst said...

Don't fuck up this good feeling, Harang.

Orel said...

Three home runs on four pitches. Not quite 4+1, but it'll still be fun to remember...if we win the game.

Spank Horst said...

Nice inning Harangutan.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers

The last time the @Dodgers went #BackToBackToBack was on 6/12/07 vs. the @Mets when Betemit, Kuo, and @TheRealMattKemp did it.

Paul said...

Loney has hit more homeruns in the last 3 days than the last 300 years.

Orel said...

Two-year contract!

Orel said...

Was going to note how Harang settled down, then he gave up a double to Larry.

karina said...

epale everyone!

missed the homeruns because I was talking to my nieve over facetime :(

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Dodgers first, family second!

Spank Horst said...

Another double for the Barves.

Spank Horst said...

HANLEY HOMERUN AGAIN!!

Spank Horst said...

3 run blast

6-1 Dodgers

karina said...

King James showing some power ;)

Orel said...

What a bizarre game.

Orel said...

SF 1, SD 1, top 3

Orel said...

Hillman brings in Choate to face Heyward. This guy might have a future in managing.

Orel said...

If he keeps getting that outside corner, keep throwing it!

Orel said...

Ks him to get out of it!

Spank Horst said...

Dodgers have 4 hits through seven innings. All homeruns.

Orel said...

SD 4, SF 1, bot 3!

Franklin Stubbs said...

What the sam hell happened here, baseball fans?!

Spank Horst said...

hedley

Orel said...

Dodgers with a 4.000 SLG.

Dusty Baker said...

If Steiner tells me one more fucking time that we had a lot of HRs and the last time we did that was more than a year ago and that Ramirez has hit two tonight and that when Kuo hit one, he flipped his bat, etc...I mean, I love this game but fucking shut the hell up. Did he just set himself on a loop and go grab a beer? Sounds like it on radio.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh shit, Old Man Stultz with the rock for the Pads.

Spank Horst said...

Guerra fucking shit up.

Dusty Baker said...

SD 4-1 SF

Dusty Baker said...

I cock-blocked my own 45.

DAMMIT!

Franklin Stubbs said...

47

Franklin Stubbs said...

What the significance of that is, I haven't a damn clue.

Spank Horst said...

dodgers forgot how to throw strikes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Watch your ass, blue.

Spank Horst said...

Jansen!

Franklin Stubbs said...

HELL yeah, KJ

Franklin Stubbs said...

Wait, this would one of those weird-ass save situations, right?

Franklin Stubbs said...

SF ties the game at 4

Franklin Stubbs said...

Five more like that, then we'll have a problem.

Spank Horst said...

We makes party

Franklin Stubbs said...

Back to a share of 1st. Your move, San Diego.

Franklin Stubbs said...

5-4 SF now. We can always count on the Pads to screw us over.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Hideo Nomo said...

Fucking Madres.

Fred's Brim said...

Cheezus, Padres. You better lay down like that when we play you

Hideo Nomo said...

Padres rally, but still suck.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, we won!

Orel said...

PGTUP!